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May 19, 2013 | By John Mooney, NJ SPOTLIGHT
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.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
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. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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
BUSINESS
December 3, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 29, 2001 | By Martin Z. Braun INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
July 16, 1998 | For The Inquirer / BOB HILL
A butterfly bush draws the attention of a spicebush swallowtail butterfly in Elsinboro, Salem County.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2016 | By Tom Wilk, For The Inquirer
With its farms that produce Jersey corn and tomatoes, Salem County has a rich agricultural history. It's an appropriate location for the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, which has set down roots at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, N.J. Now in its 45th year, the festival returns Friday through Sunday with a lineup that features Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Claire Lynch....
NEWS
July 26, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
BERNIE SANDERS loyalists from around the country set up camp around South Jersey this weekend before a huge rally in downtown Philadelphia to show their support on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Some traveled with groups of people they knew, but others said they found each other on Facebook to connect with after they arrived. Andrea Hafley, 30, of Chicago, traveled with friends to Four Seasons Campground in Pilesgrove, Salem County. She said she is motivated by Sanders and like-minded people who want to rally at the DNC. "This is about the movement, and having everybody come together and still standing strong together for Bernie," she said.
NEWS
July 26, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Bernie Sanders loyalists from around the country set up camp around South Jersey this weekend before a huge rally in downtown Philadelphia to show their support on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Some traveled with groups of people they knew, but others said they found each other on Facebook to connect with after they arrived. Andrea Hafley, 30, of Chicago, traveled with friends to Four Seasons Campground in Pilesgrove, Salem County. She said she is motivated by Sanders and like-minded people who want to rally at the DNC. "This is about the movement, and having everybody come together and still standing strong together for Bernie," she said.
NEWS
July 18, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A South Jersey teen was assaulted Thursday night shortly after he left his home playing the Pokémon Go game on his cellphone, police said. Just before midnight, Michael Marotta, 17, of Washington Township, Gloucester County, was walking to a friend's house and was looking down at the popular game app on his phone when two men approached him, Capt. Steve Rolando of the Washington Township Police Department said Saturday. The men approached the teen, asked him some general questions, then as Marotta continued to walk, he was punched above one eye, knocked to the ground, then punched and kicked in the head and in other parts of his body, the captain said.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Peach ice cream - fresh-dipped and fabulous - will be featured at the 2016 Gloucester County 4-H Fair this year. But there won't be a Peach Bake-Off, or a Little Miss Peach competition. And a 2016 Peach Queen will not be crowned, either. The all-volunteer New Jersey Peach Festival, a popular component of the fair for decades, has called it quits in the wake of a spring freeze that appears to have destroyed 25 percent of the fruit. Growers and promoters of one of South Jersey's most beloved crops insist that a solid supply of luscious peaches is ripening as we speak.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
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. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
June 8, 2016
A photo caption that accompanied a story Monday on nuclear plants' troubles in an era of cheap natural gas misidentified the location of a cooling tower. The tower is at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Salem County, N.J.
NEWS
May 31, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
A 19-year-old man died after being trampled during a performance at a South Jersey rodeo during the venue's opening night for the season, state police said. Coy Lutz of Howard, Pa., was riding bareback Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, Salem County, when he was thrown from the horse he was riding, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn said. Lutz was taken to Memorial Hospital of Salem County, where he was pronounced dead. Saturday's events at Cowtown marked the opening night of the rodeo's 62nd consecutive season, according to the venue's website.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
WOODSTOWN, N.J. - It's a big message from a small town: The government is spraying the skies with chemicals to control our lives - and maybe kill us. A billboard in this picturesque Salem County community has been delivering the jolting news, listing a website of a large and vocal environmental group known as Bye Bye Blue Sky that alleges a global conspiracy. Its proof: Just look up and see all those white contrails spewing from jets, obscuring the blue sky. The streams - called "chem-trails" - are said to contain noxious chemicals or biological agents meant to manipulate our minds, control the population, and/or wage planetwide warfare.
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