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May 1, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Compelled by the mere prospect that Inspira Medical Center could close its doors in the city, Woodbury leaders are vigorously planning to try to retain the hospital - a longtime institution in a city aiming to reinvigorate itself. City officials say they have been advised that Inspira is exploring several options - the most extreme being to close the Woodbury location - in planning for its future, though hospital officials have not indicated what they intend to do. "We understand they have consultants who are evaluating a number of different alternatives for them to expand in the area," said Councilman Bill Fleming, "some of which involve continuing to own and operate a hospital in Woodbury, and some of which might not. " The city council this week approved a measure to allow the planning board to initiate a study evaluating whether to include the hospital in part of an adjacent redevelopment area - a designation that allows for certain tax and zoning advantages, which could aid potential hospital upgrades.
SPORTS
October 19, 2004 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Same teams, same time, different location. Paulsboro High will host Saturday's key Colonial Conference Patriot Division football game against Woodbury, which had been slated to be the home team, at 10:30 a.m. The site was switched because Woodbury's home stands have been deemed unsafe by the school's insurance company, according to Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers. "We'd have to put all the fans on one side, and it's a big rivalry and a big crowd is expected," he said yesterday.
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May 7, 1986 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Woodbury school system will continue its policy of starting each school day with a moment of silence, despite a decision last week by the state legislature to abandon its fight to defend a state law requiring that public schools set aside a daily moment of "quiet contemplation or introspection. " "Our situation has not changed," said Claudio Arrington, Woodbury's schools superintendent. "Unlike the state law, our (moment of silence) policy was never religious in its intent.
SPORTS
October 20, 2007 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After nearly three years of playing football games on the road, Woodbury is finally going home. The Thundering Herd, whose stadium and field have been undergoing renovations, will host Haddonfield (3-3) today at 1:30 p.m. The stadium received a temporary certificate of occupancy yesterday, permitting the homecoming game to be played, Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers said. "A lot of people put in a lot of hard work to get it done," Shivers said. Despite playing all road games, including two at Rowan University in Glassboro, Woodbury is 4-1. "All day long, the kids have been stopping in and asking if we were playing at home," Shivers said.
SPORTS
September 28, 2008 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was the first play. Or maybe it was the first five series. But on a day when Woodbury officially dedicated its refurbished stadium, it was the visitors who made themselves at home. Paulsboro scored touchdowns on its first five possessions, building a 32-0 lead at halftime en route to a 38-13 victory over Woodbury yesterday in a Colonial Conference Patriot Division game. "They came in here today wanting it more than we did," Woodbury coach Zach Valentine said.
SPORTS
March 28, 2002 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Zack Valentine, a former NFL player who once played with the Eagles, has been named Woodbury's football coach, athletic director Grant Shivers announced last night. Valentine, 44, replaced Jim Boyd, who resigned last month after compiling an 84-38-1 record and winning three South Jersey Group 1 titles during his 12 years as the Thundering Herd's head coach. "It should be a smooth transition," Shivers said. "[Valentine] knows what the program is all about. " Valentine has been Woodbury's defensive coordinator the last five years, during which time the Herd allowed nine points per game.
SPORTS
November 21, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of South Jersey's richest rivalries took another twist Saturday. In the unfamiliar role of underdog, Paulsboro rose up with a sensational defensive performance and scored a 10-0 victory over recent nemesis Woodbury in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 1 tournament. "In our heads, the whole mind-set was 'Can we beat Woodbury? Can we beat them?' " Paulsboro senior running back Aaron Tilden said. That uncertainty was something new for Paulsboro, one of the most accomplished programs in South Jersey.
SPORTS
September 30, 1990 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Woodbury junior fullback Todd Jones, who had lost his starting job the previous week, bounced back in style yesterday to lead the visiting Thundering Herd to a 32-0 blanking of Colonial Conference football rival Haddon Township. Jones scored on touchdown runs of 5, 4, and 1 yards in helping the Herd extend South Jersey's longest unbeaten streak to 25 games. He finished with 48 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries. Woodbury (2-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference) has won 30 straight regular-season games in the Colonial Conference, dating to 1987.
SPORTS
October 2, 1988 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Woodbury High's future football opponents, here's a sobering thought: The Thundering Herd is undefeated despite getting less-than-glittering offensive production from highly recruited Jimmer Bundy, the 246-pound fullback/tractor. Bundy gained a modest 55 yards on 11 carries yesterday. He also contributed to Woodbury's four turnovers by losing two fumbles. But it didn't matter. Woodbury, No. 5 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, scored a 7-6 Colonial Conference win over visiting Haddonfield before 1,500 spectators.
NEWS
December 30, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Monroe Reichert Jr., 81, of Woodbury, retired co-owner and president of Norwood Construction Co., died at Cooper University Hospital Monday, Dec. 24, of a head injury from a fall at home. In 1975, Mr. Reichert established Norwood with partner George Congdon. Developer Willard G. Rouse 3d was a major client of the company, whose local projects included the Ikea store in Plymouth Meeting, Lehigh Valley Corporate Center in Allentown, Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern, and Lenape Center in Woodbury as well as projects in Florida, Maryland and other states.
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May 15, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the Woodbury of 2065, cars will fly, chickens will talk, and cake "will float up to your mouth" automatically. Teachers? They'll be replaced by holograms, the better to instruct the extraterrestrials sitting next to the human kids in math class. And smartphones, if they aren't already, will be reading our thoughts. Selections from among the predictions by Evergreen Avenue School students will be sealed in a time capsule commemorating the 250th anniversary of the city's historic Hunter Lawrence Jessup House.
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May 11, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  When George S. Weber and his group completed their climb to the summit of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps in the 1950s, "he felt extremely blessed," a daughter, Ann Weber-Ammar, said. During such outdoor adventures, he told her later, "he had a sense of tremendous freedom and communion with God. " He certainly felt blessed, she said, when learning later about another party climbing at the same time, a group in which "someone did not make it to the top and fell to their death.
NEWS
May 7, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kevin Tierney went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to lead host Woodbury in a 5-1 win over Haddon Township in a Colonial Conference baseball game Tuesday. Brandon Buckley threw a three-hitter with six strikeouts. In other Colonial action: Conner Flynn went four innings and stuck out eight to pace Gateway in a 10-0 shutout of Lindenwold at home. Dan Ream went 1 for 2 with three RBIs. Drew Dark went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs in Haddonfield's 5-2 win over visiting Audubon. Burlington County.
NEWS
May 6, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Alexa McClintic noticed the white car just after she crossed South Park Drive, as she was stepping onto the curb near the Cooper River Yacht Club. It was about 2:40 p.m. April 22; the Collingswood Middle School student was planning to sit by the water in Cooper River Park and write in her journal. She often goes there with her sketchbook as well. "The car was coming pretty fast and didn't beep or anything," Alexa, 12, says softly. "I don't actually remember what happened when it hit me. "I blacked out, and when I woke up, there were people all around, asking me my name and when I was born.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Compelled by the mere prospect that Inspira Medical Center could close its doors in the city, Woodbury leaders are vigorously planning to try to retain the hospital - a longtime institution in a city aiming to reinvigorate itself. City officials say they have been advised that Inspira is exploring several options - the most extreme being to close the Woodbury location - in planning for its future, though hospital officials have not indicated what they intend to do. "We understand they have consultants who are evaluating a number of different alternatives for them to expand in the area," said Councilman Bill Fleming, "some of which involve continuing to own and operate a hospital in Woodbury, and some of which might not. " The city council this week approved a measure to allow the planning board to initiate a study evaluating whether to include the hospital in part of an adjacent redevelopment area - a designation that allows for certain tax and zoning advantages, which could aid potential hospital upgrades.
NEWS
April 20, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shaquille Dixon already knew his team won the 4x200-meter relay. The Deptford senior slapped hands with teammate Eric Hill before walking to coach Kevin Sherry. Sherry said maybe two or three words before Dixon picked up his pace. He found a cameraman and raised his arms for the close-up. Then he went to his other teammates and passed on Sherry's message. When Walter Victor heard, he put his hands to his temples before yelling an expletive and breaking into a dance that could best be described as a jig. What had Sherry said?
NEWS
March 25, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
First, second, and third graders in Woodbury won't have much of a summer break this year if their parents enroll them in an unusual voluntary reading program to be held from July 6 through Aug. 27. But they will avoid what teachers call the "summer slide" - when children tend to lose skills and knowledge during the long vacation. "We recognize our kids go backward in the summer when they don't receive instruction," said Jason Vivadelli, principal of Evergreen Avenue Elementary School, who is the curriculum supervisor for each of the district's three elementary schools.
SPORTS
February 9, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Troy Shorts could have sat behind a podium, smiled for the cellphone cameras, and put pen to paper like many top South Jersey football players did on Wednesday as part of national signing day. He could have accepted a scholarship from Central Connecticut, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Northeast Conference with Sacred Heart, Wagner, and Bryant, among others. He could have been part of the celebratory scene on Wednesday - the attention in school, the posing for pictures, the swirl of excitement and congratulations.
NEWS
February 5, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two decades of service, a nonprofit group focused on revitalizing Woodbury's downtown may have to rein in its efforts as the city looks to revamp its economic-growth strategies. Officials in Gloucester County's seat say they will no longer provide Main Street Woodbury Inc. with the entire sum that the municipality receives for economic development from the Gloucester County Improvement Authority. The money ($40,000 last year, previously $45,000) was used to underwrite the Main Street's executive director's salary, city officials say. Most will be redirected to boost the city's Economic Development Office efforts.
SPORTS
January 8, 2015
A story in Wednesday's edition incorrectly identified the winning team in a girls' basketball game. Haddonfield defeated Woodbury, 53-42.
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