March 31, 1987 |
About 100 Palmyra residents and officials met last night to discuss their opposition to a proposed incinerator in Pennsauken a half-mile from the border with Palmyra. The citizens suggested ways for Pennsauken and other Camden County towns to dispose of trash without building the incinerator, and they heard from Mark Lohbauer, a Pennsauken committeeman and leader of Stop the Incinerator Now, a group chiefly composed of Pennsauken residents. Many Palmyra residents opposed to the incinerator attended a regular meeting of the Pennsauken Solid Waste Management Authority last week.
January 12, 1988 |
The Palmyra Borough Council intends to appoint a five-member committee to study environmental concerns, especially the trash incinerators planned in Camden and Pennsauken, the new mayor announced at last night's council meeting. Mayor Robert Leather, presiding over his first Borough Council meeting, noted that the two incinerators would draw their water from the same source as Palmyra. Camden's incinerator has been approved by the state Department of Environmental Protection, Leather said, while the Pennsauken incinerator, which would serve 12 municipalities, is to be the subject of a state hearing at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Garden State Park race track in Cherry Hill.
March 1, 1997 |
After the regular-season finale had ended, after Burlington Township High had held off a furious Palmyra comeback and eked out a 73-71 Burlington County League Freedom Division victory last night, winning coach Jay Flanagan tried to sort out the game's ramifications. On one hand, Township had played sensationally in the first half, even though one starter was benched for disciplinary reasons, and finished with four players in double figures. The Falcons also hit 9 of 15 shots from three-point range.
November 27, 2009 |
In one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day high school football rivalries in South Jersey, more than holiday bragging rights were at stake yesterday at Burlington City. A share of the Burlco/Olympic League Freedom Division title was there for the taking, and Palmyra seized it. Down by 14 points at intermission, Palmyra tied the game in the third quarter, and quarterback Steven Morris won it, 28-21, with a touchdown pass in the final period. Palmyra, Burlington City, and Florence had been tied with 4-1 records going into yesterday's final division game of the season.
September 26, 1991 |
The people who live and work in the center of town say they don't know how or when Palmyra's rat problem started. Tony Ventura, the barber of Tony's Barbershop at 525 Cinnaminson Ave. for 30 years, believes it began at least 10 years ago when a plumber left junked toilets and refrigerators in a back yard in the area. "A few years ago (I) trapped a rat and brought it to borough hall," said Ventura, who rents the apartments above his shop. "That's when they (officials) started moving their tail a little bit. " Trash haulers and exterminators spent most of last weekend cleaning out a house at 515 Cinnaminson Ave. after about a year of negotiations with the owner, Julia Odor, according to Borough Solicitor Bill Wilkins.
October 1, 1987 |
Bordentown and Delran, teams that brought home state titles last season, were the preseason favorites in the Burlington County League Freedom Division soccer race this year. Burlington was also highly touted. Palmyra? Well, the Pals, with only five returning starters from a 9-8-2 team, figured to finish in the middle of the pack. Right near Moorestown. Yet, with the season almost two weeks old, the only two Freedom teams that own unbeaten league records are . . . Yep, Palmyra and Moorestown.
September 29, 2008 |
Ty Belford will never forget his first game as coach of Palmyra in 2003, although he would like to. Belford, who had a long, successful reign as coach at Willingboro, lost to Delran, 34-0, in his first game guiding the Panthers. Fast-forward to Friday, as Palmyra beat Delran, 22-6, in the first game between the two since Belford's debut. Palmyra is 3-0 for the first time since 1995. "The win over Delran is the biggest since I've been here," Belford said. "I think it shows the turnaround we've had. " Palmyra has four seniors who have seen extensive time since their freshman year: wide receiver/defensive back Quron Pratt, who already has six touchdowns; quarterback/defensive back Lyndon Alfred; center/linebacker Kevin Kelso; and running back/defensive end Deion Parham-Stokes.
January 16, 1989 |
Looking for the most surprising South Jersey team in the first month of the scholastic basketball season? Try Palmyra High. The Pals, who haven't had a winning season since 1984-85, are off to an 8-1 start. They have a 4-0 record in the Burlington County League Freedom Division. They have won six straight and have their sights set on their first Burlco Freedom crown since the 1979-80 season. "Total team play," Palmyra coach Jack Davies said, explaining his team's rise to the top of the Burlco Freedom standings.
October 23, 2014 |
Kelvin Harmon knew something was different about Max Smyth after that week in Louisiana. Smyth wasn't taller. He wasn't heavier. He wasn't sporting a new haircut, clothes style, or tattoo. But he was changed. "When he came back, you could see something was going on," Harmon said of his Palmyra football teammate. "He was ready to go. He was like, 'Let's do this.' " Palmyra coach Jack Geisel said "the light went on" when Smyth attended the Manning Passing Academy in July at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. Geisel thinks Smyth became a top quarterback in the summer.
February 17, 1993 |
Chris Eberly isn't a starter, but he is one of Palmyra's most important basketball players. Last night, the 6-foot junior swingman scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Palmyra defeated visiting Maple Shade, 64-49, and clinched at least a share of its first Burlington County League Freedom Division championship since 1979-80. The Panthers (15-4 overall, 9-2 division) can win the division outright if they win at Florence on Tuesday. Burlington Township (15-4 overall, 7-3 in the division)