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, …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Polls are open from 2 to 9 p.m.
Fire elections will be held for Gloucester Township's six fire districts on Saturday, Feb. 16. Polls will be open at the six fire stations from 2 to 9 p.m. Below is a rundown of the candidates for fire commissioner and proposed tax levy amounts for each district. District 1: Incumbents Woody Minner and Phil Knast and challenger Nicholas Giambri are running for two three-year terms on the Board of Commissioners. Glendora voters are also being asked to support a $297,900 tax levy for the all-volunteer company—an increase of $11,500 from 2012. District 2: Incumbent Kevin J. Donahue and newcomers Joseph A. Reichert and Craig R. Watkins are seeking two three-year terms on the Board of Commissioners. Chews Landing voters are also being asked to …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Paul Dobrzynski is accused of threatening to blow up his Marino Avenue home with himself, his elderly mother and another resident inside it.
A Blenheim resident is accused of attempting to kill his elderly mother, himself and another man after he allegedly doused them with lighter fluid, filled their shared Marino Avenue home with natural gas, and threatened to spark an explosion early Saturday morning. No one was injured in the incident. The suspect never actually started a fire and no explosion occurred, according to police. Paul Dobrzynski, 43, has been charged with two counts each of criminal attempt homicide, criminal attempt aggravated arson and terroristic threats, Gloucester Township Police Lt. Mike Harkins said. Police were summoned to a home on the 600 block of Marino Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday on a report a male was attempting to set his elderly mother and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
A Blenheim resident manages the thrift shop.
Looking for a bargain to put on your back, your feet or your tabletop? Head to Samaritan Thrift, the newest shop in Haddon Township. Most of the shoppers who have visited the store since it opened on Aug. 14 have returned, again and again. Some are drawn by the shop window, changed daily by manager Amy Buchanan, a Blenheim resident. Those size 6½ gold-toned cowboy boots with the lizard skin pattern that were in the window last week? Gone in a day, replaced by purple pumps. The cranberry-toned glass mixing bowls won’t last long either. Stock changes every day the store is open, all donated with proceeds helping to pay the cost for palliative and hospice care for seriously and terminally ill patients who are underinsured or uninsured. …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Gloucester Township Police release video of a man and woman who stole cigarettes from the Blenheim Wawa.
A woman who asked a clerk at the Blenheim Wawa for directions to the Atlantic City Expressway in late August was merely creating a diversion so the man she was traveling with could steal cigarettes, according to police. Gloucester Township Police on Thursday released surveillance video and still images of the crime, which occurred at around 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, in the hopes someone will be able to identify the suspects. Police described the female suspect as a white with long, red hair. She was wearing a yellow shirt, black pants and sandals. The male suspect is described as black and was wearing a gray Nike T-shirt, black pants, dark and orange sneakers, and a dark Nike hat. The suspects left the store together in a U-Haul truck. If you …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Police wonder if the same group is responsible for more damage not yet discovered by victims.
Gloucester Township Police Department released the following press release Thursday afternoon regarding the arrests of several teens in a rash of criminal mischief in the township's Blenheim section: On June 20, 2012, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Crestview Avenue for a report of several subjects attempting to steal a motorcycle from the property. The investigation led officers to another residence in the same block where the subjects reportedly fled. At this address, two juvenile males and one young adult male were located inside the residence. As the investigation continued, it was determined that the three subjects were responsible for a rash of mayhem in the …
Friday, November 25, 2011
No one was living in the home, police said.
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire in a vacant Glendora home Thanksgiving night. The fire at 201 4th Ave. was reported at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, according to Gloucester Township Police Sgt. Jack Swack. Glendora, Blenheim, Chews Landing and Magnolia firefighters battled the blaze, which heavily damaged the interior of the home. The fire cause remains under investigation by township police and investigators with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Dorothy Milazzo's story of meeting and falling in love with husband Joe could net the long-time Gloucester Township resident a "Reader's Digest" short story contest prize.
A former Gloucester Township resident hopes that her remarkable short story of love, life and family can win her $25,000 and an appearance in a future edition of Reader's Digest. Dorothy Milazzo wrote a short story as part of the Reader's Digest's Your Life Short Story contest. Participants had to tell a story about something or someone important in their lives in 150 words or less. Milazzo's tale, “Life Shared,” recounts how she met her husband Joe in 1950 and their journey together as they fell in love, got married and had three children—although Milazzo's shyness could have derailed the whole thing from the start. Milazzo's full story can be read on the Reader's Digest Facebook page. “When they talk about a marriage made in heaven, that…