August 5, 2016 |
Donna Brown Kasuba, 70, of Millville, N.J., who taught religion for public school students at Sacred Heart Church in Winslow Township in the 1980s, died of ovarian cancer on Sunday, July 31, at home. Her husband of 46 years, Ed, said she was an instructor at the church for eighth grade students preparing for the sacrament of confirmation. Ed Kasuba retired in 2008 as the South Jersey bureau chief for KYW NewsRadio after a 33-year career there, and was communications director for the Delaware River Port Authority from 2008 to 2012.
July 22, 2016 |
Bob Ossler's brain was fried. His body, crisped. The unforgiving sun of a Louisiana summer had drained him. The police chaplain from Millville, Cumberland County, had prayed with hundreds of law enforcement officials since he arrived Sunday in Baton Rouge, where a gunman had killed three officers in an ambush. But the fatigue didn't stop Ossler. When a group of officers waved him over Wednesday — where they came from he does not know; "I see badges and I pray" — he put his hands on their shoulders and read from Psalm 23. Even the toughest officers began choking up, he said.
July 17, 2016 |
A third lawsuit has been filed against a South Jersey jail warden following the deaths of four inmates in recent years at the Cumberland County Jail in Bridgeton. The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Camden on behalf of the family of David Hennis, an inmate found hanging in the infirmary on July 30, 2014, lawyer Conrad Benedetto said in a news release Friday. According to Vineland police, Hennis, 31, of Vineland, was arrested and charged July 22 with aggravated assault and weapons offenses, and was sent to the jail on $30,000 bail.
June 27, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS - Working side by side for over 12 years with her husband - a native of Naples, Italy - at their family's Italian restaurant in Millville, Lucy Covino dreamed of opening a place of her own where she could honor the cuisine of her native Mexico with offerings like the sweet and spicy mole sauce her mother spent hours preparing. On a day trip to Cape May last fall, Covino noticed a small place for rent at Perry Street and Carpenters Lane behind the Washington Street pedestrian mall.
June 12, 2016 |
A Philadelphia lawyer working with the families of two inmates who died in a South Jersey jail last year said Friday that he plans to investigate the death this month of a third inmate at the same facility. Conrad Benedetto said he would look into the June 3 death of Jon Watson, 43, of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, who was found unresponsive in his cell in the Cumberland County Correctional Facility. Benedetto is also representing the families of Alissa Allen, 24, of Millville, and Robert Lewis, 35, of Vineland, who were found dead last year.
June 10, 2016 |
Inspira Health Network, based in Mullica Hill, said Wednesday that it plans to put its three dialysis centers into a joint venture with DaVita HealthCare Partners, pending regulatory approvals. The three centers, which employ 67, are in Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton, Inspira said. Inspira said it would try to find jobs for the dialysis workers in the new joint venture or elsewhere in the Inspira network. The centers in Vineland and Millville are already joint ventures between Inspira and unidentified investors.
June 9, 2016 |
NEW YORK - As he mindlessly shagged balls in the vast Yankee Stadium outfield Monday afternoon, that recent rumor about Mike Trout didn't seem so crazy at all. Three weeks ago, a Boston newspaper suggested the scuffling Los Angeles Angels were considering moving their Roy Hobbs-ian centerfielder. If they did, it said, the Yankees would be the most logical destination. Now, on this blue-sky afternoon, as he stood where Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle had become Yankee legends - center field in the Bronx - Trout was framed by the magnitude of that pin-striped possibility.
June 5, 2016 |
The bases were loaded and nobody was out in the top of the sixth inning and South Jersey's most feared hitter stepped to the plate. Suddenly, that 2-0 lead that Clearview had over Millville seemed tenuous at best. Clearview lefthander Kenny Mendoza got Millville junior and pitching counterpart Buddy Kennedy on a pop-up to first, recorded a strikeout, and ended the inning by inducing a grounder to short on a 3-2 pitch. The key was the confrontation with the ever dangerous Kennedy.
May 28, 2016 |
Rich Racobaldo is starting to feel better. Not coincidentally, so is the Washington Township baseball team. "Perfect timing," Racobaldo said after leading the Minutemen to their second consecutive upset victory in the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. Racobaldo, a junior righthander, allowed two hits in four scoreless innings, and 11th-seeded Washington Township sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run fourth inning Thursday en route to a 13-1 victory over third-seeded Cherry Hill West.