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.
May 22, 2016 |
The sage advice from the grandfather and former major-leaguer was simple but poignant. "If you can hit, they will find a spot for you," said Don Money, a/k/a the grandfather. Through the years, the grandson has certainly taken his grandfather's advice. And now the grandson is one of the most feared hitters in South Jersey. Millville junior third baseman Buddy Kennedy has been torching some of South Jersey's finest pitchers this season. When the high school season ends, he will be going around the country in high-profile baseball tournaments or tryouts.
April 28, 2016 |
Austin Fraser allowed just four hits in six innings to lead Bordentown past host Pennsauken, 4-3, in Burlington County League matchup Tuesday. The only extra-base hit was a triple by Pennsauken's Josh Negron. Elsewhere in Burlington County League baseball action: Brett Dougherty led the offensive charge with a double and two RBIs in Maple Shade's 7-4 victory over visiting Medford Tech. Evan Deibert picked up the win and Evan Horvath contributed a double for the Wildcats. Cape-Atlantic League.
April 19, 2016 |
Javier Galindo was 22 - "young, dumb," he said - when police in Cape May County stopped the minivan he was driving and found a gun inside in 2005. Galindo, a U.S. Army veteran, said he had bought the weapon legally in Texas and carried it out of habit, not knowing it was illegal in New Jersey. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, served a few months behind bars, and tried to move on. But there was a problem. The conviction would remain on his record for 10 years - the length it generally takes in New Jersey to have a crime expunged - and would follow him every time he filled out a job application.
April 18, 2016 |
On a breezy Saturday afternoon, the Cherokee baseball team's fifth win of the season was pretty much that - a breeze. The Chiefs jumped out to an early lead and watched as their two pitchers dominated to beat Millville, 5-1, in a quarterfinal game in the Grand Slam Tournament at home. Senior ace Nick Snyder was strong through 51/3 innings, allowing just one unearned run and three hits, and sophomore Jack Walters closed out the game for the save. Cherokee (5-0) put three runs on the board in its first at-bat, taking advantage of a Millville miscue.
February 8, 2016 |
Numerous Cumberland County, N.J., fire companies responded to a three-alarm fire Saturday night that engulfed and destroyed a closed neighborhood tavern in Millville. Gil Bear's Tavern, in the 500 block of South Second Street, operated for 30 years in the three-story shingle building until it was closed in 2013. Millville fire officials said no injuries were reported, and they said it was too early to determine a cause. email@example.com 215-854-2947 @maykuth