September 17, 2016 |
The West Jersey Football League's historic expansion to include every team in South Jersey didn't make for much change in terms of division alignments. Three divisions contain strictly teams from the Cape-Atlantic League. Two divisions contain strictly teams from the Colonial Conference. There was some movement among existing WJFL teams to different divisions - Kingsway and Hammonton to the American; Eastern, Paul VI, and Cherry Hill East to the National; Camden and Camden Catholic to the Constitution, among other changes - but nothing too dramatic.
August 29, 2016 |
Ruth Solomon Goldstein, 93, of Monroe Township, a former travel agent there and in Cherry Hill, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Monroe Village, a retirement community in Monroe. A 1940 graduate of James Madison High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., she studied at Brooklyn College before working during World War II at the naval shipyard there. Because she was less than 5 feet tall, her son Eric said, she fit into nooks and crannies that others couldn't, while repairing warships. In the 1970s and 1980s, Mrs. Goldstein was a travel agent in Cherry Hill for what is now Rosenbluth Vacations.
July 31, 2016 |
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.
June 17, 2016 |
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.
March 12, 2016 |
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.
March 10, 2016 |
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.
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.
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.