August 14, 2014 |
Amid the sprawling front lawns and stately homes of east Moorestown, six burglaries have unfolded about two miles apart since early June, and with common themes: The residents were away in each instance, and did not set or have working alarms. Second-floor bedrooms - and the jewelry inside them - were the main target, with TVs and silverware generally untouched. And the hours of 6 p.m. to midnight were prime time for the thieves. With the latest burglary reported Monday, Moorestown police are investigating whether the same individual or group is responsible.
July 29, 2014 |
Sgt. William McGovern of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office fatally ran over a motorcyclist and called 911 last July 27. Then, minutes after he learned the victim was off-duty Moorestown Patrolman Craig Berner, McGovern left the scene on Westfield Road to feed a friend's cat, according to law enforcement records. Although McGovern returned within an hour of the 10 p.m. crash - and township police then documented that he smelled of alcohol - authorities called off a sobriety test requested by a Moorestown officer.
July 27, 2014 |
When he was growing up in Moorestown, Bob Flynn often pondered a military career. He attended Army-Navy games, asked questions about the service, and later entered the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. But Flynn never imagined the life that lay ahead - the rush of flying S-3B Viking twin-engine jets, deploying on three aircraft carriers, then serving in Iraq, where he cleared IEDs around Basra. Now, after years as a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., he has received another surprise.
July 14, 2014 |
On sunny days the roof of Moorestown's new town hall and public library heats up, and so does the water in the faucets below. "It got up to 180 degrees over the winter," Catherine Ward said after climbing a steep yellow ladder last week to inspect the building's rooftop solar array. "By the time they opened the building [in April], they had to dial it back to 140. " It was the first time that Ward, chair of Sustainable Moorestown, had laid eyes on the south-facing array of 16 gray, plastic-encased panels installed over the winter that power the water heater.
July 9, 2014 |
Just 13 hours before Moorestown's new library was due to open its doors to the public, the township's consulting architect, Rick Ragan, recommended to the township council that it demolish the former library. Speaking Monday before the council's regular monthly meeting, Ragan said it would cost about $3.4 million to bring the massively built concrete structure up to modern construction code - even before the building would be modified for some new purpose. "In all likelihood, the cost of rehabilitating and modernizing it would exceed the cost of replacing it," Ragan, of Ragan Design Group of Medford, told the council.
July 5, 2014 |
Philip Iapalucci, 73, of Moorestown, an avid hiker, an environmentalist, and a former Municipal Court judge, died Tuesday, July 1, from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease at Virtua Memorial hospital in Mount Holly. Even as he battled the disease, Mr. Iapalucci, who was raised in Camden, didn't let it hold him back from his love of the Pine Barrens. He went as recently as two months ago, said Josephine, his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years. "He had a great passion for the environment," she said.
June 18, 2014 |
Friends and relatives recalled Craig Berner - a Moorestown patrolman fatally struck by a truck while off duty - as one of the good guys, who would help even a turtle in need. Berner, a member of the township police department for 26 years, died nearly a year ago on his way to a store when he was thrown from his motorcycle and struck by a pickup truck. Several dozen people gathered Monday evening at Memorial Field on South Church Street for a candlelight vigil to honor Berner and garner support to reopen a criminal investigation into Berner's death.
June 14, 2014 |
Federal authorities have accused a Moorestown man of cheating the U.S. Department of Defense by providing unapproved products on $3 million worth of contracts in 2008 and 2009. Richard Melton, as president of Partz Network, a replacement-parts distributor in Burlington Township, intentionally provided parts to the department that were not from an approved list of suppliers - then falsified or fabricated documentation for their source, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton.
June 9, 2014 |
A painter on a ladder was sanding a wall, an electrician was tugging wires from a floorplate, pages were stacking DVDs into newly installed shelving, and the man in a Teamsters T-shirt wanted to know where to deliver his crate just as a load of plastic-wrapped biographies rolled through the front door of the new Moorestown Library. "Look," joked library director Joe Galbraith. "There goes Che Guevara. " He meant the book, not the late revolutionary, but his good humor was understandable.
June 9, 2014 |
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - She bounced in her first goal off a free-position shot. And there was something about the bounce. There was a little extra force in the way the ball sprung off the turf, a little extra attitude in the way Marie McCool ripped it forward. Anyone paying attention could sense what McCool was thinking. And those who had watched her play before probably knew what was coming. "I told myself at halftime," McCool said. "I am not losing my last game as a high school player.