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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
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)
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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.
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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.
SPORTS
September 14, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a defensive performance worthy of a legendary linebacker. With Pro Football Hall of Famer Dave Robinson in the house, Moorestown's defense put together a nearly flawless effort in a 7-0 victory over Seneca on Thursday night in the West Jersey Football League opener for both teams. "The strength of our team," new Quakers coach Beau Sherry said of a defense that allowed just two first downs and shut down Seneca's running game. On a rainy night when Moorestown retired Robinson's No. 89 jersey at halftime, the Quakers overcame the elements and the Golden Eagles' sturdy defense with a late touchdown on a 50-yard pass from senior Tyreek Robinson to senior wide receiver Brandon Hammons.
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February 3, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Monday was Karen Chigounis' first day on the job - at the place where she's been at work for the better part of four decades. "Day One has been absolutely beyond my wildest dreams," said Chigounis, 66, the new chief administrator of the Perkins Center for the Arts. "One of the most positive experiences of my life. " A Moorestown resident, a mother of four and grandmother of four, Chigounis succeeds Alan Willoughby, a respected ceramist who retired Jan. 29 after 25 years as Perkins' executive director.
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January 28, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
While declaring that Moorestown "has made a good-faith effort thus far" toward meeting its affordable-housing obligations, Burlington County Superior Court Judge Ronald Bookbinder on Tuesday ruled that an advocacy group could challenge the constitutionality of the township's plan. But Bookbinder denied a request by the advocacy group, Fair Share Housing Center, that he allow builders to sue the township for exclusionary zoning, at least for now. Two builders also had petitioned to be allowed to sue. "Are they [Moorestown]
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January 26, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Brad Kenney opens a door at the Moorestown Community House that reads "Authorized Personnel Only," and immediately comes the smell of smoke, a stark contrast from the hallway and ballroom on the other side that were spared damage during a November fire. Past the door, in a dim kitchen, the vinyl flooring has been pulled to reveal the original hardwood from when the building opened in 1926. In the adjacent club room, a sheet covers a water-damaged Steinway piano - 103 years old - that Kenney is trying to salvage.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Based on a consultant's advice, Moorestown Township has told a Superior Court judge that it believes it is legally obliged to create just 171 affordable-housing units by 2025, a fraction of the 1,313 that a court-appointed master recommended earlier this month. Moorestown is a microcosm of the lively debate statewide over how best to calculate the affordable housing obligations of New Jersey's 565 municipalities. In the absence of agreed-upon formulas, Superior Court judges are scrutinizing the widely diverging methods that municipalities and advocacy groups are proposing for meeting the state's next round of Mount Laurel obligations, so called after a series of state high court decisions.
NEWS
January 22, 2016
ISSUE | PUBLIC SAFETY Consider the victims A commentary about reform of the criminal justice system advocated better pay for public defenders ("Reforming the justice system," Monday). It lacked mention of or concern for the victims of crime in our city. Where are the advocates of crime victims in this discussion of reform? Those of us who are active in our neighborhoods - I am a Town Watch member - see the devastation that crime inflicts on the victim and the community. Both are violated when crime occurs, yet our leaders don't talk about the victim's rights.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
There were gaping holes, missing walls, and exposed I-beams Friday in the old Moorestown Library, where Joe Galbraith worked for 18 years. But the library's director was "not shedding any tears" for the steel and concrete "bunker" whose demolition began this week. "I can look back on it with fondness," he said, "but it's time for it to go. "This," he added, as he glanced around the main reading room of the township's new library, "is our home now. " Airy and spacious, the new building opened in July 2014, weeks after work crews had transferred its many books, CDs, maps, and periodicals from the massive, moldy concrete building that had been Moorestown's library since 1975.
NEWS
January 16, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Moorestown's draft plan for meeting its affordable-housing obligations contains "flaws" and is unsatisfactory, a special master has told Burlington County Superior Court, and she recommended that the township zone for 1,313 affordable units by 2025 - more than triple what the township had proposed. Using stern language, Elizabeth C. McKenzie, a Flemington, N.J.-based community planner, accused the township of failing to make a good-faith effort to honor its obligations under the Mount Laurel Doctrine.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A Burlington County man has admitted stealing more than $2 million in items from homes in six South Jersey towns in 10 months. Darius Gittens, 56, pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft and burglary charges and is to be sentenced March 3, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. The Medford Township man admitted breaking into houses, mostly in upscale neighborhoods, in Evesham, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Haddonfield, and Voorhees. Many of the residences were near golf courses or wooded areas and were hidden from nearby properties.
SPORTS
January 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Dan Dyer knows about the best boys' basketball team in Moorestown history. "Dave Robinson, 1960," Dyer said, pointing to a banner on the wall of the gymnasium that notes the Quakers' last state title team with their future Pro Football Hall of Famer in the middle of the action. Dyer knows the 2016 Quakers are a long way from the 1960 Quakers. But the senior swingman and his teammates are determined to put together one of the better seasons in recent Moorestown boys' basketball history.
SPORTS
January 10, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
There aren't many hidden gems anymore in basketball, with many of the top players competing year-round in tournaments all around the country. That said, Moorestown Friends junior point guard Jordan White, a third-year varsity player, has certainly flown under the radar so far. And this season his coach Colin Haynes is hoping that word gets out about him. "There haven't been a lot of people who have seen him," Haynes said about colleges....
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