Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Flooding issues near the Delaware River and Pompeston Creek have been a major township concern.
Mayor Ben Young said a goal of his for 2013 is to continue public works’ projects already started, namely tackling the major flooding issues in East Riverton near Kern Street and Zeisner Avenue. “We’re trying to improve conditions,” said Young, who was appointed as Cinnaminson’s newest mayor at Monday’s reorganization meeting. Young and public works’ officials think new sluice gates—slated for installation soon—should help alleviate flooding conditions. Hundreds of households in the East Riverton section of the township are affected by flooding conditions—and it’s not just during major events like Hurricanes Irene and Sandy; it’s also during normal rainstorms. By the end of this month, Young said, state engineers should visit the area to…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Maryland man's body was found in the Delaware River in Riverton.
Roswell Friend, the 22-year-old Cockeysville, Md. man who disappeared after going for a run in Philadelphia earlier this month, may have committed suicide, New Jersey police said. New Jersey police spokesman Capt. Frank Davis confirmed Tuesday that it was Friend's body that was pulled from the Delaware River near Riverton, on Aug. 22. Davis said drowning has been determined as the cause of death and that investigators suspect Friend committed suicide. Friend, a recent Temple University graduate and a former Dulaney High School student, was last seen by security cameras jogging near the 1700 block of Wilmington Street in Philadelphia on Aug. 18. The Baltimore Sun reported that Friend might have been distressed about rent due on a rowhouse…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
State Police are working on an ID.
State Police today confirmed a body washed up along the Delaware River in Riverton Monday along Bank Avenue. At around 10 a.m., Marine police from the station in Burlington recovered the body of a man, said Sgt. Julian Castellanos. "We're hoping to have ID before the end of the business day today," Castellanos said. "That's where we're at right now." This comes two weeks after the body of a Palmyra man was found early one morning in the Delaware River in Palmyra. That case is being treated as a suicide, according to Palmyra Police. Stay with Cinnaminson Patch for further updates.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
State police said the body found last month is a Philadelphia woman.
The body of a woman who was found on the Cinnaminson side of the Delaware River in March has been identified, a state police spokesman said today. The body is that of Patricia Madden, 27, of Keystone Street in Philadelphia. She had been found March 20 by a man walking his dog near Inman Street in the township's East Riverton section. Positive ID was made from dental records, said Sgt. Stephen Jones, a state police spokesman. New Jersey State Police Major Crimes and Marine Services Unit are still investigating. The cause of death is still pending. Stay with Patch for updates.