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Last Call for Carmen A. Merlino III 6-21-18

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Carmen A. Merlino III




Last Call for Carmen A. Merlino III   6-21-18

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Nesco Chief Carmen Merlino III

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Chief Carmen Merlino III

From the Nesco Vol Fire Company's Facebook page

It is with deep regrets, sadness, and heavy hearts the Nesco Volunteer Fire Company announces the sudden passing of Chief Carmen Merlino III. Chief Merlino III was a member of the department for 27 years, he loved serving his community. Chief Merlino III will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Chief and thank you for your service to our department and community. Arrangements are still being made and will be shared as soon as they are available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carmens family during this difficult time.

The Elwood Vol Fire Company would like to express our deepest sympathy to The Nesco Vol Fire Company, the Merlino family and all of Mullica Twp. He will be missed.

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Fire in Galloway complex kills 3 pets and destroys two apartments

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Galloway Township Police Department

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Three pets died in a fire that left two apartments uninhabitable Friday afternoon, police said.

Galloway Township police were the first on scene to a fire in the Ryan’s Ridge development on Second Avenue around 4:30 p.m. and evacuated the complex.


Firefighters from Galloway’s volunteer companies Bayview, Pomona and Oceanville also responded and were able to bring the fire under control under the direction of Galloway Township Fire Chief Richard Smith. Two of the residences are no longer inhabitable, according to police. A third unit sustained minor damage.

The fire is under investigation by Investigator Scott Feldman of the Galloway Township Fire Department, and Detective Lt. Joseph Picardi and Officer John Mooney of the Galloway Township Police Department Fire Investigation Unit.


Also responding to the scene were the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad, Galloway Township Emergency Management, Galloway Township Code Enforcement, American Red Cross and Atlantic City Electric.


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1 dead, 1 hurt after NJ Transit train strikes car in Hammonton

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NJ Transit accident

From the AC Press On-line

HAMMONTON — One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a car was struck by a train Friday afternoon, according to NJ Transit.

At 4:20 p.m., a train traveling toward Atlantic City struck a vehicle that was on the tracks at the Line Street grade crossing.


None of the 120 riders and crew members on board the train at the time of the incident was injured, according to NJ Transit.

However, one person in the car was killed while another was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Hammonton police deferred comment to NJ Transit, whose police department is the leading agency investigating the accident.

— John DeRosier

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Firefighter injured battling Hammonton fire

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 05:28AM
Authorities say a firefighter was injured while battling a fire in Hammonton, New Jersey.

The fire broke out just before 7 p.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of Union Road.

The fire grew to two alarms before it was brought under control.

The Red Cross is now helping a family of five displaced by the flames.

The condition of the firefighter has not been released.
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Dog rescued from icy pond in Mullica Township

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 05:25AM
Rescue crews pulled a dog to safety from an icy pond in South Jersey.

Quincy the German shepherd fell through the ice along the 4100 block of Jackson Road in Mullica Township on Wednesday.

Cold water units from Mullica Township and Sweetwater fire departments sent a boat out on the frozen water.

Quincy was able to walk away unharmed.
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Buena Vista Township man dies in Mullica River crash

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From the Press of Atlantic City on-line

MULLICA TOWNSHIP — A Buena Vista Township man was found dead Monday morning after his car crashed into the Mullica River, police said.

The man was identified as Robert Ramos, 31, of the Newtonville section of Buena Vista, Mullica police Chief John Thompson said.

Police, firefighters and AtlantiCare EMS were dispatched to the 4500 block of Pleasant Mills Road in the Sweetwater section at 7:08 a.m. for a report of a car in the river, police said.

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