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NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delsea senior running back Isaiah Spencer is admittedly not a quick starter, but what a closer he has become. For the second straight year, Spencer is playing his best football at the most opportune time: the postseason. Both Spencer and his teammates seem to pick up their play at this time of the season. Delsea (7-4), the two-time defending sectional champion, will face Allentown (9-2) for the South Jersey Group 3 title at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Rowan. It will be the first time in its rich football history that Delsea will vie for its third consecutive South Jersey title.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police announced on Tuesday they are looking for a Cumberland County woman they say was the getaway driver for the Aug. 17 attempted robbery of the Florence Town Liquor Store on Route 130. Rachel Lavalle, 24, of Millville is accused of driving a red Honda Odyssey after two others fled the store with nothing, even after one of them fired a gun in the direction of the cashier, said Florence Capt. Brian Boldizar. "We believe it was an attempt to scare," Boldizar said of the shot fired.
NEWS
August 13, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert E. Gipe, 67, of Woolwich, a former Vineland public schoolteacher, died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Philadelphia. After a career in store management, Mr. Gipe was a teacher at the Cunningham Alternative School since 2004. "It was a difficult assignment, but he loved it," his wife, Susan, said in a phone interview. Born in Hagerstown, Md., Mr. Gipe earned a bachelor's in economics at the University of Maryland in 1969 and a master's in educational psychology at Salisbury (Md.)
NEWS
August 1, 2014
BEGINNING IN a month or so, local media outlets will be tripping over one other in order to yet again tell the story of how the 1964 Phillies let what seemed to be a mortal lock on the National League pennant and a showdown with the New York Yankees in that year's World Series slip out of their hands. But a South Jersey playwright has already been there and done that. In June, Vineland's Lou Mascolo had his play, "The Year the Phillies Blew the Pennant," staged at the Ashley McCormick Entertainment Center in Bridgeton, N.J. Despite its title, the drama isn't a documentary about the season that horrifically concluded with the infamous 10-game losing streak that ignited the bonfire upon which an entire region's hopes and dreams burned to ashes.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's July, when farm produce "is harvested in the fields, shrink-wrapped onto a pallet, and then it shows up in the warehouse at temperatures hot enough to cook," complains Haile Johnston , who ships Vineland eggplant, Swedesboro peaches, Hammonton blueberries, Kennett Square mushrooms, and other area farm, dairy, and bean-based products to specialty stores, cafeterias, and 1,600 members of sustainable- food distributor Delaware Valley Farm...
NEWS
June 27, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Myrtle Lechner Sacco, 107, of Hammonton, a former financial secretary for St. James Lutheran Church in Folsom, N.J., for 30 years, died on Monday, June 23, at Heritage Assisted Living in Hammonton. "She saw it throughout her own family," son Paul said of his mother's longevity. "Her mother lived to 100. She had an aunt that was 100," and, he noted, her brother, Louis Lechner, is 93. Only two years ago did Mrs. Sacco move from her Hammonton family home to Heritage. "She came here at age 21, to be married, from Vineland," said her son, who is 83. "That was a condition" of agreeing to marriage, he said.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
VINELAND Police in Vineland searched Saturday for vandals who damaged statues at two Catholic churches. Officers said they received a call Thursday from officials at Sacred Heart Church, 1010 E. Landis Ave., reporting that statues had been found with faces bashed in, heads knocked off, and hands severed. A few hours later, a similar call came from Divine Mercy Parish, two miles away at 23 W. Chestnut Ave., about statues that had been vandalized. Investigators were examining surveillance video footage Saturday, a spokesman said, and asking anyone with information to call police.
NEWS
January 12, 2014
BASKETBALL NONLEAGUE Woodbury 72, Vineland 67: Chanel Martin scored seven points, grabbed 18 rebounds, blocked eight shots, and had two steals for host Woodbury. Daria Holmes added 13 points, 16 rebounds, and six blocks, and Angela Hayes and Zeaenna Brackett each scored 18 points for Woodbury. Tanasia Russell scored 38 for Vineland. Woodrow Wilson 56, Cherokee 53: Chanelle Perry knocked down four three-pointers and scored 23 points to lead visiting Woodrow Wilson. Ciarah Bennett added 13 points for the Tigers.
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | By Brandon Stoneburg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Less than 30 seconds into overtime, Caroline Shinske took a pass from Kayla Bertolino and buried it in the net to lift Shawnee to a 2-1 win at Bishop Eustace in an Olympic Conference girls' soccer matchup Wednesday. The Crusaders held a 1-0 halftime lead on a Taylor Trallie goal. But the offense went quiet when Brianna Davis was substituted in at goalkeeper for the Renegades. Kayla Bertolino tied the game with nine minutes left in regulation on an assist from her older sister, Julianna.
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