Tag: Gene R Mariano

  • Lawrence T. Doran

    Lawrence T. Doran

    Lawrence “Larry” T. Doran was born in 1879 in New Jersey. He married his wife Catherine shortly after the turn of the century. After working as a Camden police officer and as a game warden, in August of 1910 he was hired as a detective by then Camden county prosecutor Henry S. Scovel. He then…

  • Camden Chiselers Club

    Camden Chiselers Club

    The Camden Chiselers Club was organized in 1930 by Camden County Chief of Detectives Larry Doran, attorney Rocco Palese, and several other members of Camden’s political and business community. On January 6, 1938 the club gathered at 1462 Wildwood Avenue, the home of Assemblyman-elect and Mrs. Margaret Palese, to elect officers and celebrate Mrs. Palese’s…

  • Frank A. Abbott

    Frank A. Abbott

    FRANK A.” CHICK” ABBOTT was born June 2, 1896 in Camden NJ to Italian parents, Antonio and Arsola Abbatto. An athletic youth, he enjoyed boxing, and considered boxing, but did not turn pro. He received several minor league contract offers, but elected to stay close to home, and stuck to semi-pro ball with several clubs…

  • Gene R. Mariano

    Gene R. Mariano

    Gene R. Mariano, born on May 5, 1905, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a prominent figure in Camden’s judicial and political spheres. His career highlights include serving as a municipal judge in Camden from 1937 to 1942, demonstrating his significant role in the local legal system. Additionally, he held the position of Camden County Prosecutor in…

  • Zuni Installs 1951 Officers

    Zuni Installs 1951 Officers

    Camden Courier-Post – December 29, 1950 The Zuni Athletic Association recently installed their officers for 1951, with Frank A. DiRenzo presiding. Other officers installed were Peter A. Barbalace, vice president; Anthony A. Darpino, secretary-treasurer; Joseph Palermo, financial treasurer, and Angelo Levecchia, sergeant-at-arms. Founders of the organization were Peter Baralace, Pat Barbalace, Albert Aceto, John LaPlaca…

  • 100 Friends Honor Director Abbott At Birthday Fete

    100 Friends Honor Director Abbott At Birthday Fete

    Camden Courier-Post – June 2, 1950 Public Works Director Abbott had a birthday Thursday and more than 100 of his friends and associates helped him celebrate it at a surprise dinner. In response to praise for his accomplishments, Abbott attributed much of his success to support of those “on the other side of the tracks,”…

  • Girl, 2, Clinches Case of Mother vs Father

    Camden Courier-Post – February 24, 1938 Mrs. Nettie Angelastro, of 1122 Locust street, testified in police court yesterday that her husband, Jack, 28, beat her "four times a month." He denied the charge. Police Judge Mariano was in a quandary. Neither wife nor husband had corroborating testimony. Suddenly Mrs. Angelastro’s daughter, aged 2, whom she…

  • Who Socked Who With What Prop Debated in Court

    Camden Courier-Post – February 18, 1938 The Monday morning washday blues yesterday landed three South Camden neighbors in Police Court in a futile effort to decide who hit who with what clothes prop. It seems that Mrs., Sophia Anyzek, of 1013 Atlantic avenue, hung out her wash bright and early Monday. Just as bright and…

  • Testimonial Dinner to Honor Polombo

    Camden Courier-Post – February 17, 1938 Ben Polombo, president of Societa Di N. S. Unione Forza will be honored February 24 at a dinner in the Licata Restaurant, 417 Walnut street. Polombo recently was elected for his seventh term. Guests invited include Mayor Brunner, Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, Assistant City Solicitor Edward V. Martino and…

  • Bosco Committed to County Jail Cell

    Bosco Committed to County Jail Cell

    Camden Courier-Post – February 16, 1938 Barber Held in Slaying Case Pending Formal Indictment by Grand Jury Sam Bosco, mid-city barber, was held for the county prosecutor’s office on the charge of murder, following court action yesterday termed by Police Judge Gene R. Mariano as unprecedented in Camden legal annals. Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando announced…

  • Frank Palese Surrenders In Racket Quiz

    Frank Palese Surrenders In Racket Quiz

    Camden Courier-Post – February 15, 1938 Lent Car to Others He Says; Denies Charges Frank Palese, 26, of 900 South Fourth street, wanted as one of the alleged operators of the new “bingo” lottery racket, surrendered yesterday to County Detective Wilfred Dube. Palese had been sought during the weekend as the “big shot” of the…

  • Sentenced in Sink Theft

    Camden Courier-Post – February 12, 1938 Arrested at Second and Main streets with a sink in their possession, two youths were given suspended six-month sentences yesterday by Police Judge Mariano. The youths, Owen Norris, 19, of 422 Cedar Street, and Richard St. John, 19, of 843 Grant Street, told Detectives William Casler and Harry Tyler…

  • Tipsy Driver Cases Draw Court’s Fire

    Tipsy Driver Cases Draw Court’s Fire

    Camden Courier-Post – February 12, 1938 Mariano Says He Won’t Postpone Any More as Complaint is Thrown Out Police Judge Gene R. Mariano gave notice yesterday that “unless a very good reason is advanced,” there will be no more drunken driving cases postponed in Police Court. He made that statement after telling Virgil Moffett, 47,…

  • Gloucester Group to Give Ball Here

    Gloucester Group to Give Ball Here

    Camden Courier-Post – February 12, 1938 Camden Officials to Attend Barbers’ and Beauticians’ Fete Monday More than 700 persons, including Camden city and county officials, will attend the first annual ball of the Beauticians and Barbers Association to be given Monday night at the Moose ballroom, 808 Market street, Camden. The group, a Gloucester City…

  • Baird Aides Held Seeking City Rule

    Camden Courier-Post – February 9, 1938 Orlando Warns Democrats at Fete to Moore, Crean and Mrs. Soistmann? by GORDON MACKAY David Baird Jr., and his allies have already arranged their slate for the next city commission election and are laying plans to recapture the city government of Camden. Democrats should know of this movement and…