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.
November 23, 2013 |
James N. Juliana, 91, of Ocean City, N.J., an airline executive who became a Pentagon official, died Monday, Nov. 18, at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Juliana was principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower, Reserve affairs, and logistics, son Richard said. Born in Camden, Mr. Juliana grew up in Moorestown and earned a bachelor's degree in business at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. After serving as a Navy deck officer in the Pacific, he earned a master's at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946.
November 23, 2013 |
Moorestown's long prohibition against the sale of alcohol came to an end this week, and crowds are celebrating at Moorestown Mall with wine, cocktails, pheasant lasagna, wild boar Bolognese, fire-grilled octopus pizza, and monkfish osso buco. "We knew it was coming," said Bonnie Bornstein of Lumberton. She meant more than the right to sip martinis or Barolo in a Moorestown restaurant for the first time in 98 years. Bornstein was speaking of where she was sitting with her husband, Arnie: at Osteria, the celebrated restaurant created by Philadelphia chef and restaurant impresario Marc Vetri.
November 16, 2013 |
When Kimberly Gaiser entered kindergarten at Moorestown Friends School, it wasn't long before she got tagged Kinder Chef Kimberly, a budding food enthusiast and eager learner. Now a senior, she plans to study nutrition - "my true love" - in college, she said, and still loves to learn, although she admitted she misses snack time and naps. "Kindergarten had it right," the 17-year-old said at a special gathering of fellow students and faculty, who couldn't have agreed with her more.
November 15, 2013 |
Lockheed Martin Corp. has given layoff notices to 240 employees at its operation Moorestown. The workers were notified last week, and for most their last day will be next Wednesday. About 3,500 employees will remain at the Burlington County site, Lockheed Martin spokesman Keith D. Little said. The layoffs were part of a nationwide workforce reduction announced Oct. 16 totaling 587 in Lockheed's Mission Systems and Training business, Little said. The layoffs were "necessary to address continuing challenges in our business environment, including continued uncertain program funding, delays in contract awards, and an extremely competitive market," Little said.