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June 14, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
A FEW MONTHS ago, Essence Bembry said how much she missed her younger son, away at college in North Carolina, wishing he was closer to their North Jersey home. When Adrian Potts was living in New Jersey or home from college, he would often spend time at Saint Joseph's, hanging with his brother, Hawks basketball star DeAndre' Bembry. Sunday, Essence and DeAndre' went to Charlotte, where sometime early Saturday, Adrian Potts was shot and killed at an apartment near the UNC-Charlotte campus.
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May 11, 2013 | By Katie Zezima, Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - The location of the trees that Joyce Kilmer wrote were more lovely than any poem has long been in dispute, with a handful of towns from Massachusetts to Indiana claiming to have inspired the verse. But a New Jersey historian said he now has irrefutable proof that Kilmer was stirred by the woods of the Ramapo Valley when he wrote the well-known words, "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree. " Alex Michelini, founder of the Joyce Kilmer Society in Mahwah, said Friday that a letter written in 1929 by Kilmer's widow, Aline, to a graduate student shows that "Trees" was written on Feb. 2, 1913, at the couple's former home in Mahwah.
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August 26, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the calls for help came that September day in 1934, volunteer first aid squads were still new - and about to face a very real test. A fire had spread through the luxury liner Morro Castle as it rocked and rolled through a nor'easter off the New Jersey coast. Scores of passengers were burned and injured; 137 died. First aiders from 34 squads sprang into action, triaging victims and transporting many to area hospitals. Three years later, they were again called on for a major disaster when the luxury airship Hindenburg was engulfed in flames while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Ocean County.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Question 1 Do you approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, as agreed to by the Legislature, to allow contributions set by law to be taken from the salaries of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Judges for their employee benefits? (93% of the vote) Yes . . . 1,274,618 No . . . 774,121 Question 2 Do you approve the "Building Our Future Bond Act"? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey's colleges and universities.
NEWS
January 19, 2006
In his inaugural, Gov. Corzine said he would "never settle for less than excellence. " What does that mean to you in terms of how the state operates? What should he do to ensure that fellow state leaders uphold that same standard? Share your ideas in essays of 250 words or fewer. E-mail us by Wednesday at sjvoices@phillynews.com, fax 856-779-3221, or write to The Inquirer, attn: Community Voices, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002. Please put "Corzine" in the subject line.
SPORTS
June 8, 2012 | By Greg Beacham, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer shook up his lineup with the Devils down to their last gasp in the Stanley Cup Finals. Forward Petr Sykora and defenseman Henrik Tallinder cracked the lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday night. And the Devils pulled out a 3-1 victory to stay alive. The Kings lead the series, three games to one. Tallinder has been out since January because of a blood clot, but apparently was ready to play in this series. "Peter Harrold played great, gave us some good minutes," DeBoer said.
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December 2, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Burlington County Bridge Commission calls them "openings. " But to the hundreds of motorists stuck each time the deck of the Tacony-Palmyra or Burlington-Bristol Bridges rises, those random events are definitely closings. "My son has a doctor's appointment at 6 o'clock," said a frustrated William Lyou, stuck in an opening last week that had begun at 5:13 p.m. It was 5:32, peak rush hour. Traffic on Route 73 in New Jersey was backed up for nearly a mile, and vehicles on Robbins Street in Philadelphia were halted for blocks.
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January 17, 2012 | By Beth DeFalco, Associated Press
TRENTON - More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state will launch a database to monitor use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers. The database, which has been collecting information since Sept. 1, contains more than four million prescriptions. Starting this month, doctors and pharmacies, including mail-order operations, can access detailed patient information on prescriptions for painkillers, steroids, sedatives, and stimulants.
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October 6, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Rick Short is convinced that red-light cameras are little more than "right-turn-on-red cash cows" for New Jersey municipalities. The self-employed father of four is so sure the devices don't make intersections safer - as proponents insist - he's challenged Cherry Hill officials to "prove me wrong. " And if they can do that, the township resident promises to "stand in the rain or snow for five hours at Route 70 and Springdale Road with a sign" acknowledging the mistake. I interview Short, 47, at a Cherry Hill Starbucks, where he arrives with charts, spreadsheets, and talking points.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's official: Amoroso's Baking Co. will close its longtime Southwest Philadelphia bakery this fall and make bread and rolls at a new plant in Bellmawr, the company told employees starting with the production shift Wednesday night. About 200 employees will be laid off. The layoffs will start Oct. 6, with the closure expected no later than Dec. 4, the company said. "It's a sad thing," said Hank McKay, president of Local 6 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, which represents many Amoroso's employees.
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June 20, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITER
Brenna Weick, 22, of Mantua. She was crowned Miss New Jersey 2016 Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier following a night of competition. The graduate of High Point University bested 29 other contestants with the platform, A World of Difference - Navigating the Cyber Sphere. Presenting her crown was 2015's Miss New Jersey, Lindsey Giannini. Weick will go on to represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City on Sept. 11. Miss New Jersey Lindsey Giannini crowns Miss Seashore Line Brenna Weick the new Miss New Jersey 2016 #acpress pic.twitter.com/6t6amKvgvu — Edward Lea (@acpresslea)
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June 18, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
There's a stuffed bald eagle giving a wild turkey a little side eye at a museum on Independence Mall, a stern look of "Don't make me fly up there. " In the United States of America, the bald eagle is most definitely the boss, the symbol of our nation, even though Benjamin Franklin preferred the gobbler over that snowy-headed raptor. On June 20, 1782, the Second Continental Congress voted to make the bald eagle a national symbol, and 200 years later, President Ronald Reagan deemed June 20 "National Bald Eagle Day. " "Whether silhouetted against the sky on a rocky pinnacle in Alaska or soaring majestically overhead in Florida, the bald eagle is admired as one of nature's most spectacular creatures," Reagan said in a proclamation at the time.
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June 17, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - A legislative proposal to more than double New Jersey's gasoline tax is sowing division in both parties and organized labor, as lawmakers scramble to solve a transportation-funding crisis before the fiscal year ends June 30. The proposal, which would also repeal the tax on certain estates of the deceased, drew quick response from likely candidates in the 2017 Democratic gubernatorial race, some of whom expressed concerns about income inequality....
NEWS
June 16, 2016
A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted a 47-year-old Texas man on a first-degree murder charge in the 2010 death of his girlfriend in the residence they shared in Camden. Timothy Simon is accused of strangling Lawanda Strickland, 31, in their home on the 900 block of Jackson Street the morning of July 10, 2010. Strickland was found dead on a couch. An investigation by Cold Case Squad detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Police Department resulted in charges being filed against Simon in December 2015, the Prosecutor's Office said.
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June 15, 2016 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
Ed Tarpy hasn't made a same-day sale in more than 30 years. Customers who come to his Deptford gun shop wanting a Glock are told to take a walk - to a police station, of all places. It's the law. I wouldn't have believed it, either, if I hadn't tried to buy a gun last week. For states so close to each other, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are on different planets when it comes to gun laws . Across the river, my colleague, Tom Ferrick, could arm a small militia on his lunch hour and still have time to grab a bite if he had any money left.
SPORTS
June 14, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
A FEW MONTHS ago, Essence Bembry said how much she missed her younger son, away at college in North Carolina, wishing he was closer to their North Jersey home. When Adrian Potts was living in New Jersey or home from college, he would often spend time at Saint Joseph's, hanging with his brother, Hawks basketball star DeAndre' Bembry. Sunday, Essence and DeAndre' went to Charlotte, where sometime early Saturday, Adrian Potts was shot and killed at an apartment near the UNC-Charlotte campus.
SPORTS
June 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
All games Saturday. Group 3 OCEAN CITY (21-5) vs. NORTHERN HIGHLANDS (21-10) at Toms River North, 2 p.m. Previous state titles: Ocean City, 0; Northern Highlands, 0. Ocean City's road: Beat Absegami, 13-5; Central, 6-0; Mainland, 3-2; Highland, 5-0; Nottingham, 10-8. Northern Highlands' road: Beat West Milford, 4-3; Roxbury, 13-0; Pascack Valley, 4-2; Ramapo, 6-4; Cranford, 6-1. Ocean City player to watch: Senior right-hander Sean Mooney is 9-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 96 strikeouts and 10 walks in 51 innings.
NEWS
June 12, 2016
A story Friday incorrectly reported the affiliations of New Jersey's Democratic Party presidential primary superdelegates. Of the 16 superdelegates, 14 had committed. Twelve favored presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and two favored Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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June 11, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
As he celebrated a hard-fought win in his congressional primary against 25-year-old challenger Alex Law on Tuesday night, Rep. Donald Norcross shared the room - and the spotlight - with a watch party for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. And yet, he and George E. Norcross III, two brothers behind one of New Jersey's most powerful political machines, are the only two of the state's 16 party "superdelegates" who have not yet publicly committed to a presidential candidate.
SPORTS
June 11, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Jason Groome could have been the first overall pick. Throughout the spring, several projections had him slotted there. But during the Major League Baseball first-year player draft Thursday night, Groome slipped down the board. At No. 3, the Braves took a pitcher. At No. 4, the Rockies took a pitcher. At picks six through nine, pitchers were taken. None of them was Groome. But eventually, with the 12th pick, the Red Sox selected the 6-foot-6 lefthander from New Jersey's Barnegat High School.
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