Thursday, January 10, 2013
Flu season is a doozy already this year.
With the flu hitting New Jersey and most of the country early and hard, Camden County has added two flu vaccination clinics to its schedule. Camden County residents can get free flu shots on Jan. 16 at Cherry Hill's Carmen Tilelli Community Center, at 820 Mercer St., and Jan. 18 at Gloucester Township Municipal Building. Shots will be offered at both locations from 9 a.m. to noon. “In order to keep your family healthy this flu season, we encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by Camden County,” Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the county Health Department, said. “We have scheduled additional flu shot sites because the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) continues to recommend …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
OPRA law should compel Washington Twp. P.D. to turn over the dashboard camera footage from the assemblyman's July 31 arrest.
After repeated denials, Patch Media Corporation is suing for the release of dashboard camera footage from Fourth District state Assemblyman Paul Moriarty’s July 31 DWI arrest. The complaint was filed Friday in state Superior Court; it accuses Washington Township, its police records custodian and its solicitor of violating the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA), which makes official documents and materials open for public inspection. Patch Media (the parent corporation of every Patch site nationwide) filed the lawsuit on behalf of Gloucester Township Patch, which has attempted to access the footage since shortly after Moriarty’s arrest. The suit names as defendants: Washington Township; Capt. Richard Leonard, records custodian for …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The NJ assemblyman's Aug. 8 hearing has been postponed pending the change of venue.
Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty will have his day in court—it just won't be in Washington Township, where he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated last Tuesday afternoon, and it won't be Wednesday, as had been scheduled initially. Moriarty's case has been transferred to Bridgeton municipal court in Cumberland County, according to the Washington Township municipal court. Wednesday's scheduled hearing has been postponed as a result of the change of venue. Moriarty, 55, served as Washington Township mayor from 2004-2008. Washington Township also sits within the Fourth Legislative District Moriarty has represented in the New Jersey Assembly since 2006. Bridgeton is located in New Jersey's Third Legislative District; its municipal…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The New Jersey Department of Transportation had suspended ticketing from red-light cameras at 63 of 85 intersections in June. Now their use may resume.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted 21 municipalities permission to resume ticketing from red-light cameras after suspending the programs at a total of 63 intersections in June over concerns those towns may have used the wrong formula to determine yellow-light duration. Gloucester Township was one of just four New Jersey towns included in the pilot program permitted to continue ticketing from all red-light cameras when DOT issued the suspension order June 19. The township had certified that it was utilizing the yellow-light timing formula mandated by state legislation for its red-light camera program, according to DOT. See below for an explanation of the differences between the formulas used to determine yellow-…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Crews are working to clean up a Thursday diesel fuel spill that has spread to a Gloucester Township lake.
A diesel fuel spill Thursday in Washington Township, Gloucester County, has spread to Camden County waterways. About 26,000 gallons of diesel fuel reportedly spilled from a storage tank at a New Jersey Transit facility in Washington Township Thursday morning. The fuel spread to lakes in both Gloucester and Camden counties. In Camden County, fuel patches floated to Blackwood Lake in Gloucester Township. Crews were out Thursday and Friday attempting to contain and clean up the spill. A strong diesel odor hung over the area, though some residents reported it had somewhat dissipated from the overwhelming odor Thursday. For full coverage from our sister site, Gloucester Township Patch, read:
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
German shepherd "Schultz" had tracked down two robbery suspects, hit by car on Route 42.
GLOUCESTER TWP. — Gloucester Township is mourning the death of a police K-9 hit by a car on Route 42 Tuesday night while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. A memorial service is being planned for K-9 "Schultz." It will be held next Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Gloucester Township Community Park, located at Peter Cheeseman and Hickstown roads. Cpl. Mark Pickard, the dog's handler since 2008, was not present for a press conference held at Gloucester Township Court this afternoon to announce two arrests in the case. Pickard, who has been placed on administrative leave, watched as "Schultz" closed in on and apprehended the suspect before being struck by the car. Police Chief W. Harry Earle noted that "Schultz," a 3-year-old year …