Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New Jersey

Tolls on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges could double for many motorists as early as next month, under a proposal the Burlington County Bridge Commission is considering to pay for a $110 million capital improvement plan.
With dedication and stubbornness, Robert A. Lucas spent his life serving up cheesesteaks and drinks in a Camden bar whose reputation seemed to draw attention to the city for all the right reasons.
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) - State police say two people have been wounded in a shooting outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey and a suspect is still at large.
BURLINGTON The first art gallery in Burlington City's newly created arts district opened last month in a former shoe factory built in the 1860s.
Near the end of a forum featuring most of the Republican presidential field Monday night in New Hampshire, Gov. Christie got a question on whether his time to run had passed.
Frank P. Ermilio, 98, of Ocean City, N.J., a West Philadelphia pediatrician from the late 1940s to his retirement in 1999, died Friday, July 31, at home.
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To understand what the arts can do for a place like Woodbury, visit the city's "American Quilt" bridge. The once-drab span near downtown was transformed into a beauty spot 15 years ago, thanks to the late painter Narcissa Weatherbee's grassroots mural-making project.
One day early in 2012, Bryan Morton found himself giving a tour of North Camden's baseball fields to a man he'd never met before. All Morton knew was that the man had money, and that he was thinking of donating to Morton's fledgling Little League.
Camden officials on Monday took Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) on a tour of the city's Whitman Park and Centerville neighborhoods, where revitalization plans are finalists for $30 million in federal grants.
Reports that a Cistercian monastery tucked into a secluded place in South Jersey may close after five decades has caused anguish for parishioners at the church where the monks preach. But church leaders say there are no plans at present to shutter the Cistercian Monastery of Our Lady of Fatima in Mount Laurel.
Facing New Hampshire voters at a recent town hall-style meeting, a Republican presidential candidate advocated for strengthening the military, repealing Obamacare, and providing treatment for drug addicts.
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge on Monday scheduled the retrial of a suspect in the 1979 kidnapping and slaying of Etan Patz for early next year.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A woman has been arrested on charges she used a shovel and claw hammer to fatally beat her family's dog, then bragged about it, authorities said.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The American Bar Association has approved Rutgers University's plan to merge its two law schools into one entity with two campuses.
As New Jersey’s economy continues to struggle to recover from the last recession, there’s growing support for making a concept known as public banking...
BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) - Marquis Richardson was supposedly a strong swimmer. After the 22-year-old Virginia man had driven a friend 230 miles to visit family in the area, Richardson went for a quick, refreshing dip in the Delaware River near the scenic wharf in Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The pilot of a small plane had to make a sharp turn to avoid a drone over southern New Jersey.
A 20-year-old woman reportedly returning home from "American" Idol auditions in Philadelphia was killed Sunday when the SUV in which she was riding flipped over on I-95 in Bucks County, police said Monday.
GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (AP) - A truck fire has damaged the northbound lanes of Route 76 in Gloucester City.
He was surprised seven years ago when he realized how little public recognition was given to high school graduates who chose military service over college.
With clamor to equip police with cameras growing - last week, New Jersey officials announced a program to equip all state troopers with body cameras and pressed local departments to do the same - one South Jersey township is raising a difficult question: Who'll pay for them?
Haddon Township may soon find out whether chickens make good neighbors. The densely developed Camden County suburb is considering a pilot program to allow up to 25 households to each raise up to four hens (no roosters allowed).