March 6, 2014 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Back in late 2012, the mayor of this beach town looked at the ruined Pecks Beach Village public housing area and did what a lot of private homeowners did - or wanted to do - after Sandy. "It really came down to, you know, after the storm, the residents were all displaced, in hotels, scattered all over the place," Jay Gillian said. "To see the despair and depression and the devastation these people had gone through - I went to my administration and said, 'Look, guys, we can't wait.' " So the mayor and the city figured out a way to fix the federally funded homes and get the 60 low-income families back into them as fast as possible, and worried about getting reimbursed for the $1.2 million later.
February 20, 2014 |
Beth Patrick led all players in points and contributed to Pitman's Tri-County Classic victory in many other ways Tuesday. Patrick scored 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists, nabbed four steals, and blocked three shots in Pitman's 50-33 home triumph over Clayton in a girls' basketball contest. Stephanie Polo added 12 points for the Panthers. Kamonah Praul led Clayton with 13, and Catherine Copeland tallied 12. Colonial Conference. Jordan Wallace's 13-point performance helped propel Sterling over host Woodbury, 39-33.
February 11, 2014 |
Linnea Zepf, 66, of Northfield, N.J., an Atlantic County social worker, died of lung cancer Wednesday, Jan. 29, at home. Since 2007, Ms. Zepf had worked for the Division of Intergenerational Services of the Atlantic County Department of Human Services, her daughter, Dawn Joslin, said. Born in Philadelphia, Ms. Zepf graduated from Cherry Hill West High School and earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1989. She attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., from 1991 to '93. At Pennsylvania State University, she and her daughter attended a short program, Ice Cream 101, Business Management for Ice Cream Retailers, Joslin said, "so we could open an ice cream store in Ventnor.
February 9, 2014 |
WILDWOOD Over the last several years, Mayor Ernie Troiano says, the city has tried a variety of ways to raise money for the upkeep of its beaches, which, unlike those at most Jersey Shore resorts, are free. It has tried concerts, and tournaments, and camping, and even horseback riding. Now it is trying one more thing: a beach bar. The city commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to accept a bid from a group of Philadelphia club and restaurant owners to operate a beach bar beginning this summer.
February 6, 2014 |
Paul Baruffi was worried only about winning his first game when he took over as Ocean City girls' basketball coach. On Tuesday, he earned his 270th victory and became the winningest coach in program history, as Ocean City won at Hammonton, 41-19, in a Cape-Atlantic American matchup. "It just kind of happens over time," said Baruffi, who is in his 13th year as a coach. To Baruffi's surprise, his players found out about the mark and baked him a cake. "I didn't know if the team knew," Baruffi said.
February 3, 2014 |
Six wrestlers - Darrian Brooks, Jacquan McPherson, John Evans, Tykeere Miles, Craig Ransome, and Isaiah Coppage - won all three of their bouts to lead Penns Grove to a sweep of its quad meet Saturday at Ocean City. Brooks racked up two pins at 132 pounds, including a 75-second fall in the Red Devils' 35-34 win over Ocean City. He also won by forfeit. Ransome rolled to a major decision at 220 and Miles secured a major decision at 170 vs. Ocean City. McPherson, a 145-pounder, grabbed a pin in Penns Grove's 43-26 win over Triton.
February 3, 2014 |
Doug Colman has kept moving in the coaching profession, and the pace is quicker at each level. As recently as 2006, he guided Absegami to the South Jersey Group 4 football title, the first in school history. After three college coaching stops in the last six years, he is back to a familiar place: the NFL. Colman, 40, recently was named assistant special-teams coach of the Houston Texans. "We're excited," Colman said in a phone interview, alluding to himself; his wife, Colleen; and four children (with a fifth on the way in April)
January 19, 2014 |
Alexis Fetuao made two put-backs in the final 35 seconds Friday to break a tie and lift Triton to a 39-35 win at Delsea in a Tri-County Royal matchup. Fetuao scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter and was the only Triton player in double digits. Asya Alba led Delsea with 15 points. Tri-County Classic Salem 47, Clayton 41: Tiasia Tatem led visiting Salem with 15 points. Penn-Jersey League Doane Academy 44, N.J. United Christian 42: Zaniya Lewis made two free throws with 15 seconds left that proved to be the difference for host Doane Academy.
January 16, 2014 |
Yamire McNeal knocked down two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in overtime that proved to be the difference in Middle Township's 48-46 win Tuesday at Ocean City in a Cape-Atlantic National boys' basketball game. Ocean City sent the game to overtime on Griffin Grimes' jump shot from the top of the key at the fourth quarter buzzer. Grimes led Ocean City with 14 points. McNeal finished with 11 points. Cape-Atlantic American. Khaliq Ford made two free throws with 4.5 seconds left to help Millville pull out a 61-58 win against visiting Egg Harbor Township.
January 12, 2014 |
Dennis Tunstall's 14 points on Friday night helped visiting Medford Tech cruise past Cinnaminson, 59-47, in a Burlington County Patriot boys' basketball matchup. Shakwel Vincent added 13 points. CAPE-ATLANTIC AMERICAN Egg Harbor Township 40, Absegami 31: Robinson Normil scored eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, powering the host Eagles to the win. CAPE-ATLANTIC NATIONAL Oakcrest 54, Ocean City 53: Jordan Brooks converted a putback with 30 seconds left, and the visiting Falcons held on for the win. Ocean City had the last possession but was unable to get a shot off before the buzzer.