May 19, 2013 |
Two years after enactment of New Jersey's strict anti-bullying law, state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf has for the first time reversed a district's finding of bullying, saying the case was simply a more innocent conflict between two students. In a decision handed down in late April and posted last week, Cerf found that the Pittsgrove Township School District's charge against an eighth grader identified as C.H. ran counter to the new law. The student had been accused of bullying after a February 2012 incident in which he shoved a piece of crumpled paper down a classmate's shirt.
July 26, 2012
A former Pennsville Township, Salem County, police officer was indicted Wednesday on charges of obstructing an FBI investigation into allegations he possessed child pornography, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. Robert Waterman, 31, of Wrightstown, was arrested Wednesday morning at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where he is a reservist. He was released on $100,000 bail after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider in Camden. He was first suspended and then resigned a year later from the Pennsville police force, said Chief Bruce Maahs.
June 19, 2016 |
Internet retailer Jet.com will lease a 705,000-square-foot distribution facility in Salem County from Matrix Development Group, the developer said in a release this week. Hoboken, N.J.-based Jet.com is leasing the building at Gateway Business Park in Oldmans Township to position itself for overnight deliveries to areas in the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States, Matrix said. In the release, Matrix also said it will lease a 550,000-square-foot facility at 965 Cranbury-South River Rd. in South Brunswick, N.J., to a division of Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Central Garden & Pet. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
October 15, 2013 |
The disappearing bog turtle, newly distinguished among endangered species, has found a friend in the lowly cows that graze on marshy New Jersey farmlands. The unlikely relationship between the two creatures is being nurtured under the year-old federal Working Lands for Wildlife program, which identifies seven critically endangered and threatened species across the country for special attention. The bog turtle, one of America's tiniest turtles and a native of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, joins several birds, a tortoise, and a rare rabbit whose survival has become a priority.
December 3, 2015 |
Community Health Systems Inc. has agreed to sell Memorial Hospital of Salem County to Prime Healthcare Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Prime Healthcare Services Inc. The price for the 126-bed hospital in Mannington Township was not disclosed. The deal is expected to close by June. Salem County community leaders and New Jersey politicians feared a year ago that the hospital, which Community bought in 2002 for $34 million, was on the brink of closing. The deal with Prime, which specializes in buying struggling community hospitals, means that is unlikely to happen.
April 10, 2012
MANNINGTON, N.J. - A New York City man drowned Monday in a Salem County creek while fishing with friends. Benjamin Mei, 39, of Brooklyn, apparently lost his balance around 10:40 a.m. while trying to retrieve an item that had fallen into Fenwick Creek in Manningham Township, according to authorities. Mei, who did not know how to swim, disappeared from view and his two friends could not reach him. - AP
July 12, 2011
PEDRICKTOWN, N.J. - Police say a car ran off I-295 in Salem County, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames, killing three people and seriously injuring a 9-year-old boy. The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. Monday in Oldmans Township, about 25 miles south of Philadelphia, said State Police Sgt. Brian Polite. Three adults were trapped in the burning car and pronounced dead at the scene. Polite identified them as Manuel Marshal, 24, of Cheverly, Md.; Jessie Jones, 27, of Lanham, Md.; and Arthur Briscoe, whose age and hometown were not immediately available.
November 13, 2014 |
Memorial Hospital of Salem County made New Jersey history when a major for-profit health-care system bought the struggling facility. The law was changed to clear the way for the 2002 purchase of the nonprofit hospital for $34 million by Community Health Systems. Lawmakers were optimistic Memorial would expand into a thriving health network in the region. But now, a dozen years later, the excitement has apparently waned and lawmakers are painting a dismal outlook for the hospital.
March 29, 2001 |
Two brothers and eight others were indicted by a state grand jury yesterday on charges that they ran a cocaine ring from Salem County, Attorney General John J. Farmer Jr. said. The indictment, which was returned to Superior Court Judge Linda R. Feinberg in Mercer County, alleges that the group conspired to distribute cocaine between September 1998 and August 1999 in Salem, Gloucester and Camden Counties as well as in Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. "It was an extensive operation," said Emily J. Hornaday, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Criminal Justice.
July 16, 1998 |
A butterfly bush draws the attention of a spicebush swallowtail butterfly in Elsinboro, Salem County.