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January 4, 2004 | By Louise Harbach INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It is, claims former Mayor Bob Ormsby, one of the best deals in Monroe Township, if not in the state of New Jersey, even the nation. With a $3 fee comes a lifetime membership to the Hall Street School Alumni and Booster Association. The membership fee, Ormsby said, goes toward restoring Monroe Township's two-room schoolhouse on Hall Street, believed by the society's more than 300 members to be the second-oldest continuously operated school in the state. "It's good forever," said Ormsby, the head of the booster association and a 1935 graduate of Hall Street School.
NEWS
June 17, 1996 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Funeral services have been scheduled for three men killed when their plane crashed in Monroe Township on Thursday. ROBERT B. MAIER, 33, who was piloting the plane and practicing to obtain his commercial license, had been a resident of Sicklerville for the last four years. He was born in Philadelphia and had previously lived in Andorra, Pa. Mr. Maier was a self-employed auto mechanic and the owner of Maier Auto in Philadelphia. He was a graduate of Highland High School in Blackwood.
NEWS
November 29, 1992 | By Jane M. Reynolds, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Gilbert Adkin loves a challenge. In 1952, the native of Nottingham, England, saw an advertisement seeking single men for an advance construction team on the frozen tundra of northern Canada near the Arctic Circle. Before he knew it, he was living in tents with five other men on the shores of Hall Lake, where the ice was eight feet thick and the temperature often plunged to 65 below zero. "It was an untouched, unspoiled, unbelievable place," Adkin said. Adkin did not know it at the time, but his work for the Foundation Co. of Canada was part of a U.S.-Canadian effort to install a Distant Early Warning line of defense.
NEWS
November 7, 1994 | By David Kinney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Blame what you will. Maybe it's politics as usual. Perhaps it's indifferent municipal officials. It could even be a few unanswered phone calls. But come next spring, Williamstown's Comet Tool Co. - with its 70 employees and growing tax contribution - will be clearing out of the building the business has occupied in the center of town for the last 13 years. And co-owner Arnold Zingler says Monroe Township has no one to fault but itself. "Monroe Township has a problem," said the longtime resident.
NEWS
July 20, 2013
A 45-year-old Gloucester County man with cerebral palsy drowned while exercising in his family's inground pool Thursday, authorities said. The man, whose name was not released, was found at the bottom of the pool's deep end by family members who left him briefly unattended at the residence in the 1000 block of Spruce Avenue in Monroe Township, authorities said. He was rushed to Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Washington Township and pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office and the Monroe Township police preliminarily determined the drowning was accidental.
NEWS
December 25, 2011
A Gloucester County man was killed early Saturday when a car crossed the median on Route 322 in Monroe Township and struck his vehicle as he was driving home from work at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office charged the driver of the other car, Vincent Paoline, 25, of Monroe Township, with vehicular homicide and assault by auto in the death of Nic Huynh, 41. The assault charge resulted from injuries to the passenger in Paoline's vehicle, Ray Lawson, 24. Lawson was hospitalized Saturday at Cooper University Hospital, authorities said.
NEWS
August 2, 1996 | For The Inquirer / BOB HILL
Eight-year-old Maladee Packer enjoys her last day in Monroe Township. Maladee, passing the time here with sponsor Audrey Guenther, was in Monroe for a two-week visit sponsored by the Fresh Air Fund. The fund, based in New York City, gets children into rural areas for some fresh air each summer.
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | By Maura Webber, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Until recently, Aldo DiStefano was a proud homeowner who could cherish the idea of owning a little piece of heaven. His $86,300 ranch home on Birch Street in Monroe Township was surrounded by woods, 200 feet away from a lake and in a great neighborhood for raising the family's three children. DiStefano, 43, still knows in his heart - and from his checkbook - that he owns his home. But he hasn't had much time lately to nourish those warm thoughts since learning last summer that his home's lot and block number had become mixed up in a case of mistaken property identity.
NEWS
January 31, 1986 | By Maureen Graham, Special to The Inquirer
Officials in Monroe Township last night asked the Pinelands Commission to lift environmental regulations and cut "red tape" that they said was blocking commercial and industrial development along the Black Horse Pike. Members of the township's planning board, council and economic development council told two commission scientists that Monroe Township was strangling economically because their environmental regulations were too strict. "The township is two-thirds in the Pinelands, and we're choking economically," Councilman Frank McGuckin said.
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REAL_ESTATE
July 31, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
I rarely write a subsequent column about a community I've visited for "Town by Town," but I had such a good time in Williamstown (July 3) that I thought I'd make an exception for No. 187 in the series. Some of these town visits have been forgettable: Real estate agents don't call me back, municipal officials choose not to respond; and residents conclude that I am out to bring down property values single-handedly. Then there are those who think these are travelogues. "Town by Town" is about real estate - residential along with some commercial, if it is germane, as it is with Williamstown, which is part of Monroe Township, Gloucester County.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A lawsuit brought by Autumn Pasquale's family accusing authorities of failing to properly search for the 12-year-old girl after she was reported missing, before she was found dead two days later, has been dismissed, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. The suit, filed in October 2014 in Superior Court in Woodbury, said authorities organized a search of volunteers "miles from" Autumn's home, as opposed to the Clayton neighborhood where she was last seen. Her body was found in a neighbor's recycling bin near the home of Justin Robinson, then 15, who confessed to strangling her. The Prosecutor's Office - which was listed as a defendant in addition to Monroe Township, Elk Township, Clayton, and the New Jersey State Police - said there was a "voluntary dismissal" of the case May 31. It's unclear which side sought the dismissal.
SPORTS
March 12, 2016 | By Mark Whited, Staff Writer
Maddie Sims came up big in Thursday's Group 4 state semifinal girls' basketball game. The senior scored 23 points for Lenape to lead the team to a 47-31 win over Monroe Township at Timber Creek. Sims also had six rebounds, three steals, and three blocks. Shane Holmes had four rebounds and three steals to go along with her six points. Kendall Keyes and Amanda McGrogan each had five points. McGrogan also had four assists. Sapphire Brown gabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists.
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
A highly controversial, three-part school-improvement referendum proposal in Haddonfield was approved by borough voters Tuesday. However, multipart referendum proposals in the Gloucester County school districts of Deptford, Kingsway Regional, and Monroe Township all went down in defeat, according to unofficial returns. Haddonfield's three proposals totaled $35.3 million, which will raise taxes on the average home, valued at $484,266, by about $300 a year. The referendum spurred citizens' groups both for and against the measures.
SPORTS
January 17, 2016
Boys' Basketball MLK SHOWCASE Haddon Heights 76, Penns Grove 55 Cherry Hill West 63, Westampton Tech 50 Schalick 62, Moorestown 54 Bordentown 84, Lindenwold 39 Delran 41, Bridgeton 39 (OT) Toms River North 82, Rancocas Valley 67 OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Eastern 71, Bishop Eustace 60 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE CLASSIC Gloucester 48, Gloucester Catholic 39 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE DIAMOND Woodstown 56, Deptford 40 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE ROYAL Highland 62, Kingsway 49 Williamstown 65, Triton 41 NONLEAGUE Mainland 53, Holy Cross 42 Collingswood 65, LEAP Academy Charter 52 Wash.
SPORTS
September 3, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tyrik Glenn's commemoration of his old friend runs from his neck to his toes. Glenn, a senior linebacker and running back for the Williamstown football team, lowered his shoulder pads to show off the writing on his under pads - "R.I.P #62. " He has the same message on the toes of his football cleats. "This is our biggest motivation now," Glenn said during a break in Williamstown's preseason practice on a hot and humid morning in Monroe Township. Glenn and two-way back Joe Early - and many of the Braves' seniors - were close friends with Darius Boyer, who drowned July 2 at the age of 17 while swimming at a former quarry in the township.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Zoë Miller and John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writers
In the biggest storm of anticipation in years, hearts are racing and breaths held throughout the literary world. As Monday turns over into Tuesday, publisher HarperCollins will release Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. She is the author, now 89, of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird , perhaps the most successful U.S. novel ever (40 million-plus sold). She has written no other novels since. She wrote Watchman first, but it postdates the events in Mockingbird (1950s as opposed to Mockingbird 's late 1930s)
NEWS
May 23, 2015 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Savanah Haran and Ashley Scharadin each scored three goals as second-seeded host Holy Cross downed No. 3 Middle Township, 9-6, in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 1 girls' lacrosse playoffs on Thursday. Cassy Skelton made 16 saves.   South Jersey Group 4 Girls' Semifinals Caroline Farley and Liza Barr had three goals apiece as No. 2 Shawnee beat No. 6 Rancocas Valley, 12-4, at home. Lenape 15, Clearview 5 - Gabrielle Fornia had five goals and four assists to push the top-seeded Indians to a win over the No. 4 Pioneers.
NEWS
December 21, 2014 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
After five years, New Jersey's pilot red-light camera traffic program came to a quiet end. But the debate continues on whether the controversial experiment improved safety or was just a cash cow for municipalities that raked in millions from frustrated motorists. Six municipalities in Camden and Gloucester Counties installed cameras at nine intersections in South Jersey under the program, which began in 2009. The cameras nailed hundreds of thousands of motorists blowing through intersections when the light was red. At $85 each, the citations pulled in millions of dollars in fines for more than two dozen municipalities, which were allowed to keep the bulk of the money to add to their coffers.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
New Jersey's controversial red-light cameras are likely to go dark next month, as the five-year experimental program expires with no legislative push to renew it. Supporters of the cameras say the program has improved safety, while opponents contend the cameras have served only to enrich local and state governments. The program was scheduled to expire Dec. 16, unless the Legislature renews it. No such legislation has been introduced. There are 76 camera-equipped intersections in 25 New Jersey towns, including in the South Jersey communities of Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Stratford, Glassboro, Deptford, and Monroe Township.
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