Salem County

“Salem county is located in southwest New Jersey. Salem county has 331.90 square miles of land area and 40.43 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Salem county population is 66,083, which has grown 2.80% since 2000.” USA.com

PENNSVILLE TWP. — A teenager is being held in a detention center after he was found with a submachine gun in a car, police say. “I don’t recall ever confiscating a weapon like this,” said Pennsville Chief of Police Allen J. Cummings on Thursday in …

PITTSGROVE TWP. — The Pittsgrove Township Recreation Advisory Committee and Pittsgrove Township Committee announces that “National Night Out” will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Green Branch Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Remember, this is the evening where you lock your doors, turn on your …

U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)  announced a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for the Elsinboro Fire Company. Since the program began in 2001, New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District fire and emergency response organizations have received more than $25 million under AFG. “Congratulations to the …

ELMER — Camp Theodore Roosevelt which opened its gates to scouts and many community organizations of the south Jersey area in 1927, will hold an Open House on Saturday, August 5.  The Open House will run from noon until 6 p.m.  The general public, former campers …

Supporters of expanding New Jersey’s pioneering paid family leave law probably expected Gov. Chris Christie’s response after he received a bill to make the program more inclusive: He vetoed it. Christie issued a conditional veto last weekend that doesn’t even leave the framework for greater accessibility …

PILESGROVE TWP. — Ty Chancey was the top money-winning cowboy at Cowtown Rodeo Saturday night. Chancey, of Anthony, Fla., placed first in the team roping with partner Brent Aldoff to earn $1,008.80 and second in the tie-down roping to win $293.28, for an evening’s total of …

By Joseph Hannagan Jr. The president has appointed Dr. David Shulkin as our new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Salem County’s Veterans Affairs Officer Joseph Hannagan Jr. (File Photo)  Shulkin has laid out his five priorities for strategic actions throughout the department. In working to achieve …

PENNSVILLE TWP. —  Seventeen years after local investors banded together to form a new community bank in Salem County, the failed institution is closing its doors for good. “After being there a period of time and evaluating all operations … it was a business decision …

WOODSTOWN — Even though it was hot outside, members of both the Whitman Square and Chestnut Run swim clubs competed in a dual meet Saturday in Woodstown. Swimmers competed in individual and team events. Both teams compete in the Tri-County Swimming Pool Association, a league that …

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