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August 7, 2010
A 41-year-old Runnemede woman died Friday morning in a fire in her home, police said. The fire broke out in the kitchen of a house on East First Avenue around 10 a.m., Runnemede police Lt. Paul Dailey said. The Runnemede Fire Department quickly arrived at the home, which is close to police and fire stations, Dailey said. No one else was in the house at the time. Authorities were attempting to notify the woman's family and had not released her name. - Darran Simon
NEWS
July 8, 2010
A couple who police say held a woman captive in a Runnemede hotel for almost a week face charges of promoting prostitution, criminal restraint, and drug possession, authorities said Wednesday. Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, the woman's relatives reported to Runnemede police that text messages from her said she was being held at the Comfort Inn at 101 E. Ninth Ave., Lt. Paul Dailey said. Four hours after a hotel lockdown, a police SWAT team entered and arrested Brian Moore, 40 of Trenton, and his girlfriend, Catana Rodriguez, 23, of Philadelphia.
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July 19, 1988 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer Inquirer staff writer Bill Miller contributed to this article
A seven-alarm fire raged out of control early this morning in a row of business and apartment buildings at Black Horse Pike and Clements Bridge Road in Runnemede. Six firefighters, two members of an ambulance crew and a Runnemede police officer were treated for smoke inhalation or minor injuries at three area hospitals, but none of the injuries was serious, hospital officials said. Runnemede Police Chief Jim Leason said authorities were investigating reports that a juvenile may have started the fire.
NEWS
March 10, 1999 | By John Way Jennings and Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A Runnemede man accused of fatally stabbing a neighbor Monday was ordered held on $300,000 bail after his arraignment yesterday in Camden County Superior Court. Damasco Rivera, 43, of the Presidential Apartments in the 900 block of East Clements Bridge Road, was charged with stabbing Stanko P. Garbin Jr., 42, who lived in the same complex. Police were summoned to Rivera's apartment about 4 p.m. Monday and found Garbin unconscious on the floor. Emergency medical technicians tried to revive Garbin, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
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July 27, 1993 | By Gail Stephanie Miles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A suspended Runnemede police officer has filed a suit against the borough, seeking payment of legal fees he accrued in 1991 while fighting several charges for which he was later acquitted. Chester Dirkes, of the 300 block of Sunnybrook Drive, Runnemede, wants the borough to pay a legal bill of about $30,000. Dirkes, then 34, was charged with misconduct and two counts of theft in May 1991 and was acquitted a year later. He has been suspended from his position without pay since last year, pending departmental charges brought against him by the police chief.
NEWS
January 12, 2012
A Runnemede officer foiled a burglary in progress at a convenience store early Thursday during a routine patrol. Authorities alleged that it was the second time in this month that the two men in custody had burglarized the store on Evesham Road. Officer Arthur Burns noticed Jamie Hopman, 32, of Swedesboro, sitting in a white Ford pickup outside the One Stop Shop and Thomas Rosa, 44, of Runnemede, inside the store shortly before 4:30 a.m., said Capt. Paul Dailey. Rosa had broken the window of the front door and was trying to steal cigarettes and money, police said.
NEWS
October 7, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since summer, parents at Triton Regional High in Runnemede had heard rumors from their children about a brewing sex scandal involving staff and students. A day after Thursday's news that charges had been filed against not only three male teachers, but also the principal and former assistant principal, who allegedly covered up the relationships with 12th graders, parents said they still were being kept in the dark by the Black Horse Pike Regional School District. "All I got was a [recorded]
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August 19, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Joe Scott, 73, of Runnemede, a longtime borough police officer known for taking those he arrested to church in the hope it might better their lives, died of lung disease on Saturday, Aug. 14, at his home. Mr. Scott, who was born and raised in South Carolina, landed in Philadelphia in 1965 to work at the Naval Shipyard following two years of military service. He moved to Runnemede with his family several years later and became a popular figure in town as a letter carrier and a volunteer firefighter.
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August 19, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When she was a child at the school of St. Adalbert Church in Port Richmond, Elaine Szumanski was singled out. "One of the nuns told her mother, 'This young girl has a beautiful voice,' " said her husband, Joseph Fydrych. "Her parents began giving her singing lessons, piano lessons. And then, her parents hooked up with a person putting children's acts together. " And that led, years later, to a local production of the musical comedy Nunsense, in which she portrayed a nun. On Thursday, Aug. 13, Elaine Szumanski Fydrych, 63, of Runnemede, a former actress at the Broadway Theatre in Pitman, died of lung cancer at home.
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June 25, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carmen Garcia Morski, 89, who retired in 1989 as an Inquirer newsroom executive assistant, died of cancer Sunday, June 21, at Spring Arbor of Outer Banks, an assisted living community in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., where she had lived for the last three years. Gene Foreman, retired deputy editor of The Inquirer, recalled in an e-mail that Mrs. Morski "was an executive assistant who supported the work of several senior editors. " In that role, Foreman said, "Carmen was a capable professional and a congenial colleague.
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June 3, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frances Celano DiMaria, 91, of Glendora, who retired in the mid-1990s as a clerk-typist for the former Defense Personnel Support Center in South Philadelphia, died Friday, May 29, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township. Born in Palermo, Italy, she immigrated when she was a preschooler with her family to South Philadelphia, where the family lived near Seventh and Tasker Streets. Mrs. DiMaria graduated from South Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1942, and worked as a sewing machine operator for a manufacturer of baby clothing in Philadelphia.
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May 7, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  During World War II, Doris Bourgeois wanted to serve in the military. But Navy recruiters rejected her because of weak eyesight. "She went to apply for the Army," a daughter, Lucille Ettore, said. "She was 5-foot-1 and 88 pounds. They would not accept her. " So she gained 12 pounds, went back, enlisted, and eventually became a trumpet player in the Women's Army Corps Band from 1943 to 1945. On Saturday, May 2, Doris Bourgeois DeAngelis, 93, who became a licensed practical nurse in Camden County in her 50s, died of Alzheimer's disease at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, where she had lived for the last six years.
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March 23, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank R. Filipek, mayor of Bellmawr borough since 2000, treated Regina Kaminski Piontkowski with the respect that he reserved for Catholic nuns. "I used to call her Sister Regina," Filipek said. Mrs. Piontkowski served on Bellmawr Council from 1994 to 2012, alongside Filipek beginning when he was on council. "She would try to help anyone" through her work on council committees, the mayor said. Beyond that, "her main interest was her church and helping the young in Bellmawr.
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August 28, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald M. Pennock, 80, mayor of Audubon Park for three terms, from January 1995 through December 2006, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center in Blackwood. His son Larry, the present mayor of the Camden County borough, said his father also was a member for 54 years of the Audubon Park Volunteer Fire Company. Donald Pennock was its president for 12 years and its chief for 25 years, though not in consecutive years.
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March 22, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  John P. Arango IV disliked organized sports, including politics. In all his 91 years, daughter Cheryl Overbey said, "he went to one football game, and that was enough. " The names of the teams are lost to memory. Whether football or baseball or ping-pong, "he could wait to hear the score and that was good enough for him. " As for politics, she said, "he didn't trust any politician. " On Sunday, March 16, Mr. Arango, 91, of Blackwood, who retired in 1983 as a payroll clerk for Conrail, died at home.
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March 14, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
BREAKFAST consisted of cocaine and heroin, to feed the habit and dull a day's worth of sex with strangers. Sometimes, the 32-year-old woman from West Deptford, Gloucester County, had sex with up to seven men in one day, each paying $140 for 30 minutes or $200 for an hour to have their way with her in a Cherry Hill hotel room. All told, the woman said, she was allowed to keep less than half of the $38,000 she thinks she made prostituting for her pimp, Brian A. Moore, in just three months, and every penny was painful.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER FLYERS tough guy Mike Bullard made a dream come true, according to Adam F. Goldberg , creator of ABC's "The Goldbergs," the sitcom starring Jeff Garlin and George Segal . It was Jenkintown-raised Goldberg's dream to have a Flyers jersey when he was a kid, but his mom (portrayed on the show by Wendi McLendon-Covey of "Bridesmaids") said they were too expensive, then relented for her son's birthday. "My favorite player was Mike Bullard. I always liked the thuggy guy, and he had such a cool mustache.
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October 9, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel Desmond, 55, of Runnemede, a former chief inspector for a Cherry Hill computer parts firm, died of liver cancer on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. From 1988 to earlier this year, Mr. Desmond worked for inTest Corp., a designer and manufacturer of products that test devices such as semiconductor integrated circuits. Born in Escanaba, Mich., Mr. Desmond graduated from Escanaba High School in 1977, a sister, Darleen Lemke, said. Mr. Desmond was a computer assembly worker at Texas Instruments in Houston from 1980 to 1987, before moving to New Jersey.
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