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January 9, 1986 | By KURT HEINE, Daily News Staff Writer
John Majane hoped for more than a decade that his daughter, who was 15 when he last saw her in Moorestown, N.J., had simply run away. But Carolyn Majane was pretty, popular and happy. And aside from the usual struggles of growing up with four brothers, she had no reason to vanish on her own. "I always hoped that she was alive," said John Majane, a self-employed engineer who now lives with his family in Bethesda, Md. "But after so many years and so many holidays went by without so much as a phone call, I started to realize that she must be dead.
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February 8, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
With its cascading granite waterfalls, sculpture garden, and reflecting pools, banking mogul Vernon Hill's 55,000-square-foot mansion is over-the-top even for pricey Moorestown, says New Jersey's top tax court. But Hill's "opulent" mansion on 44 acres - reportedly the largest private home in New Jersey - is far from overvalued for tax purposes, according to the court's chief judge. In a ruling handed down last week, the presiding judge of New Jersey Tax Court rejected Hill's 2008 lawsuit asking him to cut in half the township's $21 million assessment.
SPORTS
June 2, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - When the last second ticked off the first-half clock, Jessica Goralski was prepared for another 25 minutes of dutifully cheering on her teammates from the sideline. Goralski, a freshman goalie for the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team, had yet to see the field. She was expecting more of the same when coach Deanna Knobloch approached her. "Jess," Knobloch said. "You're going in. " And that was it. It was halftime of the Group 3 championship. The game was tied.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The season was young, but Thomas Farrior thought Willingboro's habit of losing close games was getting old. "We had to figure out a way to win games like this," said Farrior, Willingboro's versatile senior guard. Farrior had 18 points, six rebounds, and four steals as Willingboro beat Moorestown, 74-72, Thursday in overtime in a Burlington County League interdivision boys' basketball game. Senior forward Terique Robinson also scored 18 and made the only bucket in overtime for Willingboro (5-3)
SPORTS
October 21, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
A coaching milestone and a trip to a championship game will be on the line for the Moorestown boys' soccer team Sunday in the semifinals of the South Jersey Coaches Tournament. The Quakers got there by beating Timber Creek, 1-0, in a quarterfinal defensive struggle Saturday, giving coach Mike Sutcliffe his 299th win in a career that goes back to 1990. Ninth-seeded Moorestown will play Lenape, a Friday winner over Haddon Heights, at 2 p.m. at Eastern. Michael Handlan scored the game's lone goal in the 79th minute, winning a race to a loose ball in the box after a failed clearing attempt.
NEWS
October 21, 2004 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Traganza property is finally in the hands of Moorestown. The 34 acres on Garwood Road are "some of the most prestigious and pristine property in town," said Dennis Talty, the township solicitor. "It has woods, streams, wildlife. It's really environmentally sensitive. " Township officials had been "pursuing this property for a long, long time," Talty said. Late last week, negotiations were completed to buy the land for $350,000 from PNC Bank, the trustee and executor of Robert and Mary Traganza's estate.
SPORTS
October 21, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Moments before the first goal, a Moorestown assistant coach shook his head and threw his hands in the air. "That's the story of our season," he said as West Deptford's RJ Eckley lined up for a penalty kick, after Moorestown was whistled for a handball in the 18-yard box. Such was the way the game went Saturday morning as third-seeded West Deptford beat No. 14 Moorestown, 2-1, in the first round of the boys' soccer Coaches Tournament. The game featured several fitting examples of the frustration felt by Moorestown (7-5-1)
SPORTS
November 23, 1988 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
After sharing a state Group 2 championship last season, the Moorestown field hockey didn't take any chances on settling for another tie yesterday when it made a repeat appearance in the title game. The Quakers (21-1), ranked No. 4 team in The Inquirer South Jersey top 10, overpowered Wallkill Valley, 4-1, in a game played at Trenton State College. The victory gave coach Joan Lewis her fifth state title in 10 years at Moorestown. "We wanted to come up here and win big," said Lewis, who reminded her team before the game about last year's 1-1 tie with Westwood.
SPORTS
May 2, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Moorestown coach Bill Donoghue warned his baseball team about the dangers of playing Cinnaminson, and he saw nothing but puzzled looks. After all, Moorestown had pummeled the Pirates, 18-0, on April 8. Donoghue knew what he was talking about. Moorestown escaped with a 2-1 victory yesterday over Cinnaminson in the Burlington County League Liberty Division. Moorestown, which finished last season 6-14, improved to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the Liberty. Cinnaminson, which starts only two seniors, fell to 6-7, 4-4. "I told our guys that it would be a close game, and they looked at me like I was crazy," Donoghue said.
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June 17, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
For the last 16 years, the No. 51 jersey has carried a bit more weight than any other on the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team. Many programs shy away from putting pressure on a player. But greatness is part of the Quakers tra   dition and the player handpicked to wear No. 51 is expected to deliver just that. This season, it was Quinn Nicolai's turn, and she didn't disappoint. The Inquirer player of the year in South Jersey girls' lacrosse, Nicolai was one of the state's offensive forces from the midfield, with 77 goals and 26 assists.
SPORTS
June 6, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - It's hard sometimes, the players said, to keep perspective in the face of such a massive legacy. But consider that the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team entered this season having to replace 13 seniors who went on to play in college. And consider that they lost four starters to injury as the season progressed. And then consider that, through all of it, they were on the field Saturday, competing for a state championship. Most programs would consider it a banner season, a small miracle.
SPORTS
June 5, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The territory is familiar for both teams. The landscape, though, has evened out over the years. On Saturday, Moorestown will play for a Group 3 state title, and Shawnee will play for a Group 4 state title in girls' lacrosse. Classically, these two schools are the state's juggernauts of the sport. And once again, they are the last South Jersey teams standing. Moorestown is vying for its 22nd state championship, which is the most in New Jersey history. Shawnee is playing for its ninth, which is second most.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
In a Northeast Philadelphia apartment nearly 40 years ago, Irv Slifkin and his movie-mad pals pioneered an American pastime: binge watching. "We had a continuous film festival," recalls Slifkin, 59, describing how a trunk-size, top-loading VCR, a console color TV, and a stack of newfangled videotapes kept people couch-bound for a long weekend. These days, Slifkin lives in Delran, writes and lectures about movies - "I've seen thousands, too many to count" - and does screenings at Philadelphia-area venues such as the Moorestown Library.
SPORTS
June 2, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The ability to win face-offs, Frankie Labetti said, is in his blood. When he was a kid, Labetti and his older brother, Anthony, would grapple in a makeshift face-off circle in their backyard. "My mom would be out there with a whistle," Labetti said. "She would say, 'Down. Set. Go.' And we would go at it. " Whatever the two did, it worked. Anthony is currently the face-off specialist for Division 1 Wagner. Frankie takes face-offs for the Moorestown boys' lacrosse team.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Since Wednesday, Jarett Baker said he's been congratulated almost everywhere he goes. It comes with the territory when you're a member of the Clearview boys' lacrosse team. The program is a community unto itself. The team is like a fraternity. Generations of players are linked. They come back year after year, helping out at practice, dotting the stands and sidelines at games. It's the kind of support coach Rob Rieck said has led to the consistency of his program. And it's why Baker's role in one of the biggest wins in program history isn't going unnoticed.
SPORTS
May 27, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Marie McCool just wanted the experience. She didn't expect to make the U.S. national team last summer but thought playing against top competition for three days would benefit her anyway. But after the first day of tryouts, she had a realization. She could make the team. McCool called her mother, Mary, and said, "I actually think I could do this. " When she called back two days later to tell her parents she made the team, her mother cried. McCool was "playing just to play" and wasn't thinking too much like she said she did at the beginning of her freshman year at North Carolina.
SPORTS
May 20, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
There was a period before high school when Quinn Nicolai briefly considered giving up lacrosse. She wanted to play softball. Looking back, it was almost like an out-of-body experience - as if she forgot, for a moment, what town she lived in. "My parents couldn't believe it," said Nicolai, a junior midfielder on the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team who, before this season, was chosen to wear the Quakers' storied No. 51 jersey. "They were just like, 'There's no way we're going to watch you play softball.' " Nicolai's neighbor and best friend - the girl who lives right around the corner from her - is Marie McCool.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Extreme weather, compacted soil, and wayward vehicles make it tough to be a tree on the streets of South Jersey. Age takes its toll as well, particularly in the signature canopies of older communities such as Haddonfield, Moorestown, and Woodbury, where even mighty oaks can't live forever. Diseases such as "ash yellows" and "bacterial leaf scorch" are decimating certain tree populations in some places. And as if all those woes aren't bad enough, there's the emerald ash borer. This pernicious insect, whose larvae are sucking the life from tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern United States, showed up about two years ago in Somerset County.
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