February 25, 2014 |
Ryan Caffrey hadn't had a good night's sleep in over a week. "I would wake up at 3 in the morning just thinking about this match - I couldn't wait for it," said Caffrey, a senior on the Moorestown boys' swim team. Every year of his high school swimming career, Caffrey had gotten one step closer to a state title. The Quakers lost in the sectional final when Caffrey was a freshman, made it deeper his sophomore year, and lost in last year's state championship. Sunday afternoon, the Quakers took the next logical step with a dramatic, 87-83 win over Princeton in the Public B state final at the College of New Jersey.
February 21, 2014 |
During Wednesday's senior night, senior Emily McKeown scored eight points to lead eight Moorestown Friends scorers in a 47-17 victory over visiting Medford Tech in nonleague girls' basketball. Senior Sarah Applegate added seven points for the Foxes, as did freshman Camille Aguilar. Zuri Alston put up nine points and Julia Bachman added eight, combining for all of Medford Tech's scoring. In other nonleague action, Haley Parks netted 17 points, Jess Monteleone had 15, and Asya Alba added 14 as Delsea turned away visiting Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 53-27.
February 13, 2014 |
To the surprise of CBS Radio's engineers and lawyer, only six area residents turned out Tuesday for an informational meeting on the broadcast giant's plan to build a radio transmission tower on North Church Street in Moorestown. "Did we put the right time?" lawyer Louis D'Arminio asked one of his colleagues as they stood at 7:05 p.m. in the conference room of the Lenola Fire Hall, waiting for a crowd that never materialized. Homeowners and business owners near the company's 50,000-watt tower have complained for decades that its signal interferes with their telephones, TV, and radio reception, and even emanates from such unlikely sources as electrical outlets and switches, bathtubs, and radiators.
January 31, 2014 |
Tristan McGinley had 12 points and Miranda Chrone scored 11 Wednesday as Moorestown overcame Burlington Township's Carin Essex-Arline to earn a 40-31 road win in a Burlington County Liberty girls' basketball matchup. Essex-Arline scored 20 of Burlington Township's 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Shavonne Hubbard had seven steals for the Falcons. Frankie Angeleri added nine points for Moorestown. Nonleague. Sabrina Jackson was one of four Rancocas Valley players in double figures and led her team with 15 points in a 63-51 victory against visiting Lenape.
January 28, 2014 |
CINNAMINSON It was 1969, and Alma Wojcik just assumed her new split-level house on Cinnaminson's Church Road would be trouble-free. Soon after the family moved in, however, her young daughter came to her with a quizzical look. "Mommy," she said, "there's voices coming out of the radiator. " Indeed, there were. And 45 years later, Wojcik still hears phantom voices around her house, mostly on her telephone or radio. "It's not that bad now," she said last week. "Once in a blue moon.
January 11, 2014 |
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)
January 7, 2014 |
MOORESTOWN Carved from a high school gymnasium built in 1934, the township recreation center will reopen Monday with a new look and many more programs after a $600,000 renovation. The three-story red-brick building was shuttered over the summer so the aging gym floor, air-conditioning, and mechanical systems could be upgraded. New offices and a police substation now occupy the upper floors. After a fire destroyed the Town Hall more than six years ago, officials had considered replacing the recreation center and adjacent town library as part of the rebuilding plan.
December 30, 2013 |
Margarite Yeager, 86, of Moorestown, who overcame a difficult foster childhood to have a career in accounting and raise four children, died Saturday, Dec. 21, at her home. Mrs. Yeager had Alzheimer's disease and had been experiencing declining health when she died peacefully, said her husband, Richard Yeager. "She was an incredibly gentle, kindhearted person," he said. Mrs. Yeager was born in Chicago in 1927 and was raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, by a foster mother who died young and a foster father who was unable to work because of a disability, her family said.
December 2, 2013 |
A LOCAL SURGEON was among four people who were arrested earlier this week in connection with a drug raid in South Philly. The bust went down about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday inside a rowhouse on 30th Street near Mifflin. When narcotics cops barged inside the property, they found Andrew Collier allegedly sitting at a table and writing prescriptions, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. They also found $740 worth of marijuana and $425 worth of barbiturates in the house, Russell said.