September 3, 2015 |
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.
July 13, 2015 |
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)
May 23, 2015 |
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.
December 21, 2014 |
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.
November 8, 2014 |
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.
November 6, 2014 |
Justin Graves might be older than his uncle. But he still can count on him for protection. "I feel safer running behind somebody I've known my whole life," said Graves, Gloucester's standout junior running back and defensive back. Graves is a nephew of Gloucester junior offensive tackle and nose tackle A.J. Alzate, who is the younger brother of Graves' father, Chris. The pair have led Gloucester to the brink of one of the more important games in the recent history of the program: Friday night's home clash with rival Pennsville.
October 28, 2014 |
Facing criticism over its efforts to search for 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale before her body was discovered two years ago, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office on Monday called a recent lawsuit filed by Pasquale's family "misplaced. " "Law enforcement could not have prevented the death of Autumn, because she was killed several hours before she was ever reported missing," said Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office, in an e-mail. "Any civil action seeking money damages by pointing blame at police is misplaced.
October 5, 2014 |
Camden's downtown streets could get a makeover, under a new study announced Friday by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. As part of $1 million in grants in four South Jersey counties, Camden will get $60,000 to study the feasibility of converting Market, Federal and Fifth streets from one-way to two-way traffic. The study also will "review traffic efficiency and orientation of these major corridors, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and effect of traffic direction on business visibility and accessibility.
August 29, 2014 |
Thomas Poole, 55, of Moorestown, sports fields manager for Moorestown Township for 27 years and a former assistant chief of its volunteer fire department, died of pneumonia Sunday, Aug. 24, at Virtua Voorhees hospital. Mr. Poole grew up in Cherry Hill and graduated in 1977 from Cherry Hill High School East. Though the school did not have a hockey team, Mr. Poole "was an ice hockey player for years and years," his wife, Patricia, said. "He really enjoyed that" - even though in later years, she said, "it was old guys getting together at 4 o'clock in the morning," the only hour when a hockey rink would have time available.
August 24, 2014 |
A computer malfunction has saved about 17,000 motorists, including hundreds in four South Jersey towns, from getting $85 tickets for running red lights. The company that operates red-light cameras for 17 New Jersey towns, American Traffic Solutions Inc. of Tempe, Ariz., has notified the state that a computer glitch occurred between May 28 and June 30 and resulted in motorists not receiving notices of violations that had occurred earlier this year. Under state law, if a ticket is not served within 90 days, it must be dismissed.