February 23, 2001 |
Vineland girls' swimming coach John Casadia resists highlighting any of the 19 girls on the Fighting Clan. Each of the 19, no matter how fast through the water, is equally important. "We have kids that take first place, but if your role is to take a second place, that's just as important," Casadia said. "The first-place syndrome is a myth, because you need those seconds and thirds just as much. " That was true Tuesday night as Vineland slipped past rival Cherry Hill East, which had not lost a dual meet in four seasons, with a 90-80 victory in the South Jersey Division A championship meet, earning a spot in the state final.
July 27, 2008 |
Wawa sells 70 million hoagies a year. "If you know anyone who makes more, I'd like to meet them," says Philadelphia bread-factory owner Leonard Amoroso Jr. Wawa does big business in Cokes, smokes and gasoline. But what sets it apart from 7-Eleven, Sunoco's Atlantic mini-marts, or the Pantry 1 chain that occupies discarded Wawa stores is the labor-intensive fresh-hoagie counter. Which depends on hoagie rolls. Until recently, most Wawa hoagies were served on rolls made by Amoroso's Baking Co. at its 55th Street plant in Southwest Philadelphia.
March 30, 1990 |
Emery Walter Dent Jr., 77, a Vineland hairdresser for 44 years, died Tuesday at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees. The former Vineland resident was born in Little Rock, Ark., and came to New Jersey in 1920. He moved to Erial in 1988. His mother and sister were also hairdressers, and his father was a barber. At the age of 12, Mr. Dent became Vineland's first taxi dispatcher. As a teenager, he drove taxis, vulcanized tires, worked in a glass factory and learned the family business.
May 2, 1986 |
Before this season, the Vineland baseball team's chances were only an afterthought. Now, the Clan finds itself as one of just two unbeaten teams in South Jersey. Only Florence, The Inquirer's No. 1 team, can match Vineland's unbeaten status. Yesterday, No. 4 Vineland stayed in that exclusive company with a 10-4 win over No. 7 Cumberland in a Cape-Atlantic League I game. The win improved Vineland's record to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the division, while defending champion Cumberland fell to 6-3 and 4-3. Vineland's rise may have taken some by surprise, but coach Joe Richards isn't startled by his team's success.
November 8, 2003 |
Mainland, despite playing most of the game without the leading tackler in the school's history, held Vineland's usually potent offense to 19 yards last night as it clinched the Cape-Atlantic American title with a 32-6 victory before 3,500 spectators. In the game's first 3 minutes and 37 seconds, host Mainland recovered an onside kick, blocked a punt that it recovered for a touchdown, and recovered a fumble that led to another score. The 14-0 flurry sent Mainland (8-0 overall, 6-0 conference)
February 7, 2014 |
Authorities have released video surveillance of two suspects whom they think are tied to a blaze at a Vineland law firm. The video was taken Jan. 28 around 11:30 p.m., the same time the fire was reported. One of the individuals appears to be carrying a bag, which authorities think has a gasoline can inside. That individual and another walk on West Landis Avenue toward the law firm Helmer, Conley & Kasselman. The two then run away, without the bag, two minutes later. Around 1:30 a.m., nearly two hours later, a fire began at the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office in Bridgeton.
August 28, 2013 |
Four members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a notoriously violent set of the Bloods gang, have pleaded guilty to a Vineland homicide and face sentences of up to 15 years. The four are Almeen Palmer, 36, of Atlantic City; Steven Armstead, 33, of Millville; and Quason Blake, 25, and Kelsey Smith, 26, both of Atlantic City. All admitted to taking part in the Jan. 23, 2006, murder of Leroy Lindsay, 23, whom they confronted in his Vineland apartment for having "disrespected" a Nine Trey member.
May 21, 1995 |
One streak ended for Jason Adams, but another continued as Vineland advanced to the semifinals of the Diamond Classic baseball tournament yesterday. Adams, who entered the game having surrendered no earned runs all season, allowed two, but improved his record to 7-0 during yesterday's 10-3 win over Cherokee in a Diamond Classic quarterfinal at Deptford. Vineland, rated No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, improved to 15-1-1. The Clan will meet No. 5 Paul VI in Saturday's 11 a.m. Diamond Classic semifinal at Deptford.
June 26, 1997 |
A station wagon carrying 10 people, including six children, crashed into a construction truck yesterday morning, injuring everyone in the vehicle, police said. A highway crew was taking road samples in the right lane of southbound Route 55 about 11 a.m. when the 1988 Oldsmobile wagon driven by Maryann Sileo, 36, of Philadelphia, struck the slow-moving truck that was shielding the workers. Police said Sileo disregarded flashing signs warning motorists and directing traffic into the left lane.
April 4, 2015 |
The use of a police dog and other force against a Vineland, N.J., man who died in police custody Tuesday has stirred outrage from an activist and family members, while a lawyer representing the officers involved says their actions helped avoid a shooting. Phillip White, 32, was handcuffed and became unresponsive in an ambulance after Vineland police responded to a report of a disorderly person around 11 a.m. in the 100 block of Grape Street. Police reported that White was having "respiratory distress" when they called for medical assistance.