Swedesboro Man Found Murdered

By Karen E. Viereck Editor/Publisher SWEDESBORO — The body of a 61-year-old Swedesboro man, identified as Sylvester “Buttons” Combs Jr., was found in a trailer at an abandoned business in Swedesboro on April 6. The cause of death blunt force head trauma and ruled a murder. Combs was considered homeless but was known by township […]

Major Tax Hike In Logan’s Budget

by Robert Holt BRIDGEPORT– During their budget meeting on March 26, the Logan Township Council introduced their 2016 municipal budget which, due to a renegotiated deal with Keystone Cogeneration Company and the Logan Generating Plant, will mean a large property tax increase for residents. This will be a $500 tax increase for the average home […]

Tax Increase Call For In Swedesboro Budget

by Robert Holt SWEDESBORO– — The Swedesboro Council adopted its 2016 municipal budget at their meeting on April 18 that will mean a tax increase for homeowners. The budget was accepted unanimously after a public hearing. Homes that are assessed at Swedesboro’s average of just over $171,000 will see their tax rate rise by 3.6 […]

Suspicious Fire Destroys Lake Park Cemetery Office; Your Help Is Needed

By Karen E. Viereck Editor/Publisher WOOLWICH TWP. — A suspicious fire on April 1 destroyed the office building of the Lake Park Cemetery in Woolwich Township. The fire was reported by a nearby resident at about 3:46 a.m. According to Lake Park Cemetery President Bob Gahrs, he had ridden through the cemetery before leaving for […]

Woolwich Discusses Property Purchase as part of Open Space Plan

By Alicia Rodriguez WOOLWICH TWP. — At their April 18 meeting, the Woolwich Township Committee discussed the possible purchase of two properties as part of the township’s Open Space Plan. Presented by Director of Community Development Matthew Blake, the plan proposed the purchase of two properties off of Township Line Road to accommodate multiple needs […]

East Greenwich Honors Marshall for Senior Services Commission Work

by Robert Holt MICKLETON- At their meeting on April 12, the East Greenwich Township Committee honored World War II veteran and Clarksboro resident Louis Marshall with a proclamation. Marshall received the honor for over 20 years of service in the community’s Commission on Senior Services. East Greenwich Mayor Dale Archer read the proclamation, saying that […]

In the aftermath of a murder… A path to prevent homelessness

  By Jean Redstone A little more than a month has passed since the shocking murder of a homeless man in Swedesboro rattled the quiet normalcy of this peaceful town. In that month the expected questions grew in tenor from surprise to worry: How could this happen here? Are there homeless in my neighborhood? Who […]

Locke Ave Fun Day Expanded to 2 Days – May 14 & 15

5WOOLWICH TWP. — Picture it; carnival rides everywhere, the smell of funnel cake in the air, the excited laughter of children as they run past, the melody of a great band playing in the background, and seeing your family smiling and having a great time together. On May 14 and 15, you don’t have to […]

3rd Annual Ryan’s Home Run Derby, May 21

WOOLWICH TWP. —  The 3rd annual Ryan’s Home Run Derby will be held on May 21 at 10 a.m. on the Ryan K. Iannelli Memorial Field at Kingsway Regional High School. This event is the main fundraiser for the Ryan’s Foundation Scholarship, and is held every year on Armed Forces Day, May 21 with a […]

Old Stone Church Anniversary Service, May 15

WOOLWICH TWP. – Old Stone Church, built in 1793 and one of the oldest Methodist churches in South Jersey, will hold its annual anniversary service on Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. Old Stone is located two miles west of Swedesboro, just north of Route 322 at the intersection of Stone Meeting House and Oak […]