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REAL_ESTATE
October 28, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
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.
NEWS
October 12, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Capella Jr., 89, of Mount Laurel, who retired in 1988 as a financial controller for the Army Communications Electronics Command at the former Fort Monmouth, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, of cancer at home. Born in Bristol Borough, Mr. Capella graduated from Bristol High School and served in the Navy during World War II as a signalman on Merchant Marine ships carrying supplies across the Atlantic to Europe. Mr. Capella "would stand next to the captain and relay the messages from other ships to the captain," his son, William A., said.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which is being sold to a Phoenix private-equity firm that wants to bring more low airfares to U.S. travelers, announced Wednesday that it would add nonstop flights from Trenton Mercer Airport to Cincinnati and Charlotte, N.C., in February. That brings to 11 the nonstop destinations that Frontier will fly from Trenton, joining Atlanta; Chicago-Midway; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla.; and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Frontier will fly to Charlotte four times a week and to Cincinnati three times a week, starting Feb. 12. Tickets booked by midnight Oct. 20 will be offered at introductory fares as low as $39 one way for travel from Feb. 12 through May 20, the airline said.
NEWS
August 31, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai and Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writers
As violence has risen to new heights in Trenton this year, with a record 32d homicide Thursday, the city has drawn comparisons to Camden. But Gov. Christie's suggestion to look to Camden for a solution - replacing the capital's police force with a county force, as Camden did - again met with resistance Thursday. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D., Trenton) wrote to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, asking that a State Police surge - slated to end in a week or so - remain in place in the city.
NEWS
August 17, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Barbara Boyer, and Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writers
TRENTON - As officials prepared Thursday to announce a law enforcement surge to combat a spurt in violent crime in New Jersey's capital, the urgency of the move was shockingly underscored by gunfire that left two city police officers wounded, one critically, and the attacker dead. The officers were shot as they followed up on a domestic-violence call on Hobart Avenue in the East Ward. Eric McNeil, 24, a recently freed convict, surprised the officers when he emerged from his former girlfriend's house just before 9 a.m. and fired, Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. said.
NEWS
August 6, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia woman was critically injured late Saturday when she was struck by a car driven by a shooting victim in Trenton. Carmen Wright, 23, of the city's Frankford section, and a 22-year-old Trenton woman were crossing East State Street about 11:14 p.m. when they were hit by a blue Chevrolet Blazer, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office. The SUV was driven by Hassan Allen, 22, of Trenton, whom police found in the vehicle, which had overturned. Allen had a gunshot wound to the neck and was pronounced dead at Capital Health Systems Helene Fuld Campus in Trenton, the release said.
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Louise DeLago, 90, a science teacher for 25 years in the Council Rock district before retiring, died Sunday, June 30, of vascular dementia at the Evergreens, a retirement community in Moorestown. Mrs. DeLago was born in Atlantic City in 1922 and grew up in South Philadelphia. She earned a degree in microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1944. While on a visit to Trenton in 1946, she met Joseph DeLago. The two married in 1948. After working in a lab at Episcopal Hospital, she took a break for a number of years before becoming a teacher, according to her son, Joseph DeLago Jr. The family lived in Levittown before moving to Haddonfield about 15 years ago. Besides her son, she is survived by her husband; daughters Donna Marie Rowe and Candida DeLago Schwartz; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 4-year-old Trenton girl whose father was killed in a head-on collision early Sunday has died, State Police said Monday.Jasmine Deleon-Osorio and her 6-year-old brother were taken to Helene Fuld Medical Center after the crash on Route 29 in Hamilton Township. Jasmine was then transferred to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with life-threatening injuries. Her brother remains at Helene Fuld. State police said 27-year-old Manuel Gutierrez-Vazquez, of Camden, crossed his blue Dodge Durango over into the northbound lanes and struck Jorge Deleon, the children's father, who was driving his silver Nissan Quest.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie has named John Hoffman as acting state attorney general. The appointment was announced yesterday during a news conference in Trenton. Hoffman takes over for Jeffrey Chiesa, who Christie named to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated when Frank Lautenberg died last week. Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general. Before joining the office, Hoffman served for about two years as director of the Division of Investigations in the state Comptroller's Office.
NEWS
June 8, 2013 | Associated Press
TRENTON - The mayor's corruption trial has been pushed back again. Tony Mack is now scheduled to go to trial in January on six counts related to what prosecutors say was a scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for using his influence over the development of a parking garage on city-owned land. Attorneys in the case attended a status conference in federal court Thursday. Mack pleaded not guilty in December. A trial was scheduled for February but then was pushed back to the summer.
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