January 31, 2016 |
Upper Southampton By the Numbers Population: 15,152 (2010) Median household income: $73,229 Area: 6.6 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 56 Homes for sale: 182 Average days on market: 53 Median sales price: $300,000 Housing stock: 6,123 units, variety of styles and price points. School district: Centennial SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors HomExpert Market Report
December 18, 2015 |
Saying they want "to protect residents" from a commission that had the authority to order them to remove dangerous trees on their properties, the Southampton Township Committee has voted unanimously to replace the group with an advisory committee. The Shade Tree Commission "shouldn't be able to tell residents what to do with their private property," Committeeman Ron Heston said Wednesday, after the 5-0 vote Tuesday night. The committee created the commission 43 years ago but only recently learned it had such power, Heston said.
August 4, 2015 |
Evelyn Burtis Cramer, 96, an elementary schoolteacher in Burlington County from 1950 to 1975, died Wednesday, July 29, at the Evergreens, the retirement community in Moorestown where she had lived since 1999. Born in Mount Holly, Mrs. Cramer grew up on a 125-acre dairy farm. She graduated in 1935 from Pemberton High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1939, and later a master's, both in education, at what is now the College of New Jersey. "She taught first grade, mostly," over the years at schools in Mount Laurel, Pemberton Township, and Southampton, her son, Charles, said.
April 17, 2015 |
Even in kindergarten, Lisa Marino knew how to deal with her cystic fibrosis, said Danielle Westfall, her friend for 35 years. "From the time she was 5, 6 years old, she knew when to take her medicine," Westfall said, and together in school, "we would walk down to the nurse. " Walking down the corridor, she seemed like anyone else. But through the years, Westfall said, "she knew when she was getting rundown. She would say, 'It's time for me to go see my doctors.' " The condition, Westfall said, "never defined her. It was something she dealt with every day, like brushing her teeth.
February 21, 2015 |
One died in a South Jersey tent, ignoring offers for shelter. The other had a roof over his head in Philadelphia's western suburbs, but may have lacked the resources to keep the home heated. Nothing about Eugene Powell, 59, and Kenneth Williams, 73, appeared to link the two men except the bitter cold that played a role in their deaths this past week. Each also may reflect segments of society that become particularly vulnerable when the temperature tumbles: the homeless, the elderly, the infirm.
July 4, 2014 |
The flames filling the building singed the hair of Officer Albert Costantini and clogged the air with smoke so opaque that he couldn't see more than a few inches in front of him. The heat rolling off the fire melted Officer Frederick Williamson's flashlight when he stepped through the window. But, within moments of entering the burning Bucks County home that night in December 2012, Southampton police officers Costantini and Williamson rescued a man who was trapped inside as the fire climbed his walls.
March 21, 2013 |
A Montgomery County hospital will be offering free breast cancer screenings for uninsured women over 40 years of age next month. Holy Redeemer Women's HealthCare at Southampton will provide the exams on Wednesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. by appointment to women who qualify. In addition to a mammogram, women will meet with a nurse and breast surgeon for a breast exam. To register call 1-800-818-4747 by April 12. The hospital is located at 45 2d Street Pike. Contact staff writer Mari A. Schaefer at 610-892-9149, email@example.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.
December 24, 2012 |
The Rev. Paul C. Randolph Jr., 77, a minister who took his faith into jobs as a Philadelphia police officer and state parole agent, died of neurological degeneration Monday, Dec. 17, at St. Joseph Manor in Meadowbrook. "He was a trailblazer," said his son, the Rev. Paul E. Randolph. "He was known as 'the minister with a badge.' " He joined both the police force and the ministry in 1960 after completing training at the Philadelphia Police Academy and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary on Chestnut Street.
December 6, 2012 |
After several twists and about-faces, the murder case against Stephen Headley effectively ended Tuesday when he agreed to accept a potential 50-year prison term for fatally stabbing a South Jersey woman two years ago. Flanked by family and friends of Nicole Ayres, 22, an ace high school and college softball pitcher, the Southampton man calmly pleaded guilty to the Sept. 13, 2010, attack and told a judge he understood he likely would serve at least 42 1/2 years without parole. Counting time served, Headley, 30, would be over 70 before he could be released.
December 5, 2012 |
After several twists and about-faces, the murder case against Stephen Headley effectively ended Tuesday when he agreed to accept a potential 50-year prison term for fatally stabbing a South Jersey woman two years ago. Flanked by family and friends of Nicole Ayres, 22, an ace high school and college softball pitcher, the Southampton man calmly pleaded guilty to the Sept. 13, 2010, attack and told a judge he understood he likely would serve at least 421/2 years without parole. Counting time served, Headley, 30, would be over 70 before he could be released.