January 20, 2014 |
Patricia M. Morris, a soloist from Woodstown's Morning Star Baptist Church, stands regally on the bimah at Congregation M'kor Shalom, microphone in hand. "I worship you because of who you are," she sings, as a spirited multitude of voices - black, white, Christian, and Jewish - proceeds to raise the Cherry Hill synagogue's roof. And all this is a mere dress rehearsal for the Unity Choir's annual performances this weekend. "It is one of the greatest highlights of the year for M'kor Shalom," says Rabbi Richard Address, who calls the choir "compelling and uplifting.
January 11, 2014 |
The region is about to experience at least a mini-January thaw, but it might extract a price. Along ice-clogged portions of the Delaware River, flood warnings and watches were posted for Friday morning, and the National Weather Service said temperatures rocketing to 60 on Saturday might conspire with heavy rains to set off more-widespread flooding. On Thursday, the Coast Guard dispatched an ice-breaking harbor tug to the Delaware near Trenton to break up ice locked in place by the region's coldest outbreak in 20 years.
December 29, 2013 |
An almost universal first reaction to entering David Abers and Richard Loatman's home is amazement, tinged with sensory overload. Their house, on a street in Trenton's Mill Hill section reminiscent of Society Hill, overflows with charm and intriguing architectural details. With nutcrackers, too. It all began innocently, as so many collections do. An aunt and uncle temporarily living in Germany sent Abers, their stateside nephew, a traditional wooden-soldier nutcracker as a Christmas present when he was about 12. "It happened that they had become friendly with Mark Spitz, the Olympian, and he actually guided them to the place they found my present," Abers remembers, "so that definitely gave it even more allure.
December 14, 2013 |
Villanova has been in with Malachi Richardson since the beginning, Team Final AAU coach Rob Brown said Thursday afternoon. "But at the end of the day he can only make one team happy," Brown said as Richardson prepares to announce his college commitment at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Trenton Catholic. The 6-foot-6 junior shooting guard is New Jersey's top player and is rated as a five-star recruit by both ESPN and Rivals. He will make an oral commitment, choosing from among the Wildcats, Syracuse, Indiana, Rutgers, Arizona, and Connecticut.
December 13, 2013 |
TRENTON - Republicans and Democrats in New Jersey are again sparring over tax cuts as Gov. Christie prepares to enter his second term with national scrutiny surrounding his expected presidential bid. At a panel discussion Tuesday hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, top lawmakers split along party lines on the prospect of a tax cut for New Jerseyans. Reducing taxes, either through an income-tax cut or a credit tied to property tax bills, "begins to send a message across the state and across the nation that we're heading in another direction," said Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R., Union)
November 18, 2013 |
In the 1960s, Jean Woodhull Sinden helped organize a summer preschool program for low-income children in Summit, N.J. She had "to go around by herself in the poorer parts of town, pushing doorbells in order to persuade mothers to send their children to the preschool," her former husband, Frank, said. "This was a delicate task," he said, because many mothers "were naturally suspicious of any initiative pushed by rich whites. Because of her natural shyness, this doorbell-pushing took a lot of gumption.
November 11, 2013 |
TRENTON Chris Christie wasn't the only one taking a victory lap the day after the election. Steve Sweeney took one, too. New Jersey's Senate president, a Gloucester County Democrat, exulted after his reelection Tuesday, mocked the Senate Republican minority leader who had funneled money to his challenger, and proclaimed that Democrats - who didn't lose a seat in the Senate despite a blowout win by Gov. Christie - would not be cowed by the Republican governor,...
November 9, 2013 |
So far, it's been a love story. Frontier Airlines began with one flight a week to Orlando from Trenton-Mercer Airport last Nov. 16. The Denver-based carrier announced Thursday it will add three more nonstop destinations - to Cleveland, Nashville, and Indianapolis - for a total of 14 from the small general aviation airport between New York and Philadelphia. Frontier has made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities for operations on the East Coast. At the end of April, Frontier will increase the frequency of flights to seven days a week from Trenton to Chicago-Midway Airport and six days a week to Detroit and Atlanta.
October 28, 2013 |
The special-teams unit at Rancocas Valley lived up to its name Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils returned a kickoff and a punt for scores and stopped a late two-point conversion attempt to secure a 21-19 victory over visiting Trenton in a West Jersey Colonial football game. Zakiyy Williams took a blocked punt 5 yards into the end zone early in the fourth to put the Red Devils ahead, 20-13. Elia Palmese capped that score with his third extra point, which proved to be the difference.
October 28, 2013 |
Even as an increasing number of home sales head to the settlement table, the luxury-rental market in the eight-county Philadelphia region grows stronger and more sustainable. The latest example, Rivergate, is rising on eight-plus acres of industrial land in Burlington County, along Bordentown's Delaware River waterfront - one piece of the estimated $300 million, 98-acre rehabilitation of what was, until the early 1980s, the site of North American Ship Salvage Co. Rivergate is a 159-unit, four-building luxury-rental venture developed by Sterling Properties of Livingston, N.J., which builds for-sale and rental housing and owns and manages apartment communities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut.