Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Class of 2013 graduated under a giant tent Saturday at the Blackwood campus.
Camden County College held its 45th annual commencement ceremony Saturday under an 18,000-square-foot, event tent on its Blackwood, Gloucester Township campus. The event featured more than 1,500 students and over 5,000 family members and friends. The keynote speaker was Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett. Maegan Kyser, 24, a 2008 West Deptford High School graduate, was the student speaker. She is a Phi Theta Kappa and President’s List student who currently works for University of Pennsylvania Health System as a unit ambassador and aspires to be a nurse practitioner with her own television show. The Outstanding Alumnus Award was presented to F. Mitchell Newcomer, Class of 1974, whose work as lead systems designer …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A vehicle careened into Big Timber creek after a two-car crash Monday. Police haven't yet filed charges or citations.
Police said Friday they are still investigating an accident that sent a 70-year-old Pine Hill woman's car into the Big Timber Creek in Gloucester Township. The two-car accident Monday occurred at the intersection of the Black Horse Pike and Old Black Horse Pike at 4:30 p.m. Nora Snow, the Pine Hill woman, had to be extricated from her car after she collided with another vehicle while trying to make a turn. Her car ended up in the Big Timber Creek, which is a tidal estuary. The vehicle was never submerged in water, police said. She was taken to Virtua Hospital in Berlin by ambulance after the collision. Her condition was not immediately reported, but it was not believed to be life-threatening, police said. Jeremy Guerra, 32, of the 400 …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police are honoring students for completing a drug-avoidance curriculum.
Gloucester Township police are holding graduations this month for elementary students who complete a new D.A.R.E. drug-avoidance curriculum. The Too Good For Drugs Curriculum focused on developing personal and intrapersonal skills to resist peer pressure, establish goals, make informed decisions, bond with others, learn respect for themselves and others, manage emotions, and effectively communicate. The students also learned about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug free lifestyle. Police officials hope the students will form a lasting bond with the department. 5th grade DARE graduation dates and locations:
Friday, April 5, 2013
The event is only for Gloucester Township residents.
Got stacks of important documents to shred? We've got the place for you to do it for free. Township residents are encouraged to bring bags and boxes of paper to be shredded Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the public works complex at 1729 Erial Road in Blackwood. The documents will be shredded there while you watch. Only paper is accepted. No plastic bags or metal, including binders and binder clips. Paper clips and staples are OK. All of the shredded paper will be recycled.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Nearly 100 first-responders are training at the Camden County regional center here.
If you hear an abundance of sirens in the township today, it may not necessarily be a real emergency. Nearly two dozen firefighters and other first emergency responders will descend on Gloucester Township today for hazardous material training at Camden County’s Regional Emergency Training Center. The free course is being offered to tri-county emergency responders. “These are the first responders that would be called for a hazmat emergency such as the train derailment that occurred in Paulsboro,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to Camden County College which oversees the training center. “Our Camden County Health Department hazmat responders assist with the instruction and guide students through several simulations that they may …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Programs for youth entering second grade through college
Monday, March 11, 2013
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Sunday, March 3, 2013
The homes' list prices range from $199,000 to $289,900.
3 CARRIE CT., Erial This three-bedroom home has one-and-a-half bathrooms. Built in 1979, the house is located on 0.16-acre lot in the Sturbridge Oaks development. The 1,926-square-foot home features a loft overlooking an oversized great room that has a fireplace. It also includes a full, finished basement, ceiling fans, a one-car garage and a sun room. The property has an in-ground pool and a three-tier deck, and is well-landscaped. The asking price is $199,000. Listed by: Weichert Realtors-Mullica Hill, 54 S. Main St. For more information, call Gary Swasey at 856-223-2600. 15 SOMERHILL PLACE, Blackwood This 2,569-square-foot, four-bedroom home has two-and-a-half bathrooms. It was built in 1999 and sits on a 0.16-acre lot off Somerdale …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Police recover more than 5 ounces of cocaine from the man's Blackwood home during a raid on Friday.
Gloucester Township Police have charged a Blackwood man with selling cocaine from his Oxen Hill home. Alabdulal Williams, 40, was arrested Friday after police executed a search warrant at his home that turned up more than 5 ounces of cocaine. Police began investigating Williams in January after receiving information he was selling "large quantities" of cocaine from his home on West Collins Court, according to Capt. Anthony Minosse. That investigation culminated in Friday's raid. In addition to cocaine, police reportedly recovered marijuana, drug-packaging materials and a large quantity of cash from Williams' home. Williams was charged with first-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), second-degree distribution of …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday's fire district elections see just one newcomer elected commissioner.
Budgets were approved by sound margins in all six Gloucester Township fire district elections on Saturday, as a host of incumbents were re-elected fire commissioners in the township's six districts. In the two fire districts with contested races, incumbent Kevin J. Donahue and newcomer Joseph A. Reichert were elected to three-year terms as District 2 commissioners, while incumbents Woody Minner and Phil Knast won re-election as District 1 commissioners. Donahue received 482 votes and Reichert 516 in the District 2 race, according to unofficial numbers. The third individual to file a petition to appear on the District 2 ballot, Craig R. Watkins, received 54 votes. Chews Landing's fire budget was approved by vote of 400-94. In District 1, …