Today's Sunbeam

Today's Sunbeam was a daily newspaper in Salem, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1819, it ceased publication in 2012 when it merged with its sister papers the Gloucester County Times and The News of Cumberland County to form the South Jersey Times.[2]

Today's Sunbeam
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Advance Publications
Founded1819 (originally the Salem Messenger)
Ceased publication2012 (merged into the South Jersey Times)
HeadquartersSalem, New Jersey
Circulation9,606 (Mon-Fri)
8,484 (Sat)
9,279 (Sun)[1]


The paper was founded in 1819 as the Salem Messenger, serving only the town of Salem, New Jersey. The name was later changed to the Salem Sunbeam. In 1972 the Salem Sunbeam merged with four other local papers, Woodstown Monitor-Register, Penns Grove Sun, Pennsville Progress, and Salem Standard and Jerseyman, to form a new paper covering Salem County. The new paper was called the Sunbeam, later Today's Sunbeam.[2] The paper's chief competitors were The Philadelphia Inquirer across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, and the Courier-Post and Burlington County Times in South Jersey.[3] MediaNews Group acquired Today's Sunbeam in 1990. Advance Publications bought MediaNews' New Jersey and Pennsylvania newspapers in 2000.[4] In 2012, the Sunbeam was merged with two other Advance Publications papers, Gloucester County Times and The News of Cumberland County, to form the South Jersey Times.[2]


  1. ^ ACCESS ABC: eCirc for Newspapers. Accessed February 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Cook, Jr., Jim (November 3, 2012). "South Jersey Times first edition launches today". South Jersey Times. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  3. ^ New Jersey Insider: Newspapers A-D. Accessed February 1, 2008.
  4. ^ "MediaNews Sells Papers to Advance". The New York Times. July 6, 2000. Retrieved August 19, 2012.

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Auburn Road Vineyards

Auburn Road Vineyards is a winery in Pilesgrove Township in Salem County, New Jersey. The vineyard was first planted in 2004, and opened to the public in 2007. Auburn Road has 19 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 4,200 cases of wine per year. The winery is named for road where it is located.

Barbara Buono

Barbara A. Buono (born July 28, 1953) is an American politician who served in the New Jersey Senate from 2002-2014, where she represented the 18th Legislative District. She is a member of the Democratic Party and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey in the 2013 general election, which she lost to Republican incumbent Chris Christie.Before entering the Senate, Buono served in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, the General Assembly, from 1994 to 2002, where she served as the Minority Parliamentarian from 1996-98. In the Assembly, Buono became the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Budget Committee. She was Democratic Conference Chair from 2004 to 2007. She served from 2010 to 2012 as the Majority Leader in the Senate, succeeding Stephen Sweeney.

Celeste Riley

Celeste M. Riley (born February 4, 1960) is an American Democratic Party politician, who currently serves as the Clerk of Cumberland County, New Jersey. She previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2009 to 2015, where she represented the 3rd legislative district. Riley is the first woman to represent this district in the New Jersey Legislature.

Elmer, New Jersey

Elmer is a borough in Salem County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,395, reflecting an increase of 11 (+0.8%) from the 1,384 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 187 (-11.9%) from the 1,571 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the home of the annual Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival, which celebrated its 23rd year in 2012.


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George S. May

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May was born in Windsor, Illinois. He graduated with a degree from the Illinois State Teacher College. First working as a Bible salesman, following Billy Sunday, he soon turned his natural talent for problem-solving to use by becoming a freelance consultant, and efficiency expert.

In 1924 he started his first consulting assignment with Chicago Flexible Shaft Company, today's Sunbeam Corporation. This was the beginning of the George S. May International Company. May based his business operations in Chicago.

Gloucester County Times

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Mannington Mills

Mannington Mills is an international flooring manufacturer with corporate headquarters in Salem, New Jersey. The company was founded in Salem by John Boston Campbell and his sons Neil and Kenneth in 1915.In 2008, Mannington acquired Burke Industries, which produces rubber flooring tiles, wall base, treads, and accessories. In addition to facilities at the Port of Salem and the Pureland Industrial Complex in New Jersey, the company has three additional plant locations: in Epes, Alabama; Calhoun, Georgia; and High Point, North Carolina. Burke Industries facilities are in Eustis, Florida and San Jose, California. In 2012, Mannington acquired United Kingdom-based Amtico International.A privately held company, Mannington is one of the largest and oldest flooring manufacturers in the United States and is the world’s largest manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile. It also produces residential and commercial resilient, laminate, hardwood and porcelain tile floors, as well as commercial carpet and rubber. Chairman of Mannington Mills, Keith S. Campbell, serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.In 2009, the company initiated an environmental clean-up of its facilities adjacent to Salem in Mannington Township.In 2010, in conjunction with 3M Canada Mannington Mills remanufactured 200,000 square feet of large format graphics that had been used in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics into high recycled content flooring.

Penns Grove High School

Penns Grove High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Carneys Point Township and Penns Grove in Salem County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District. A majority of students in grades 9-12 from Oldmans Township, New Jersey attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Oldmans Township School District, with the balance attending Woodstown High School in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. The school is located in Carneys Point Township.

Penns Grove High school hosts the regional Academy of Chemical and Technological Engineering program, which prepares students for college majors in engineering fields. The Academy of Chemical and Technological Engineering operates in partnership with Rowan University, Salem Community College, DuPont and various other contributors.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 554 students and 53.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.5:1. There were 324 students (58.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 42 (7.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

Pittsgrove Township is a township in Salem County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 9,393, reflecting an increase of 500 (+5.6%) from the 8,893 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 772 (+9.5%) from the 8,121 counted in the 1990 Census.Pittsgrove Township was formed by Royal charter on December 6, 1769 and was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of the initial group of 104 townships established in New Jersey. Portions of the township were taken on March 4, 1822, to form Centreville Township (which was restored in 1829 when the township was dissolved), on March 10, 1846, to form Upper Pittsgrove Township and on January 28, 1893, to form Elmer borough. The township was named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, a supporter of the colonial cause.

Pittsgrove Township School District

The Pittsgrove Township School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Pittsgrove Township and Elmer borough, in Salem County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2012-13 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 1,796 students and 132.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.51:1.Students from Elmer attend the district as part of a full sending/receiving relationship in which the former Elmer School is integrated into the district and Elmer and Pittsgrove Township students attend school together throughout their education.The middle school houses the Salem County Special Services School District in what was formerly a fifth grade hallway.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.

Port of Salem

The Port of Salem is a shallow-draft port in the vicinity of the Salem River Cut-Off on the Salem River in Salem, New Jersey in the United States about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the Delaware River and about 54 miles (87 km) from the Atlantic Ocean. It was re-designated a port of entry in 1984 and became a foreign trade zone (FTZ) in 1987. Transloading operations include the handling of a variety of bulk cargo, notably of construction aggregate, break bulk cargo, and containers for clothing, fishing apparel, agricultural produce, and other consumer goods, and has at times involved lighterage. It is operated under the auspices of the South Jersey Port Corporation.

Salem Branch

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Ownership of the line changes at Swedesboro. The 11.5-mile (18.5 km) northern section is part of Conrail's Delaware Valley South Jersey/Philadelphia Shared Assets Operations and known as the Salem Secondary; it is leased to the Southern Railroad of New Jersey (SRNJ). The 18.6-mile (29.9 km) southern portion is owned by Salem County and operated under contract by Southern Railroad of New Jersey.

Salem Nuclear Power Plant

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South Jersey Times

The South Jersey Times is a newspaper serving the South Jersey area of New Jersey. It began publication on November 4, 2012, following a merger of three affiliated papers, Gloucester County Times, The News of Cumberland County and Today's Sunbeam of Salem, all of which ceased publication after November 3. The paper initially focused coverage on Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties before expanding to cover all of South Jersey. The paper brought over the staff of its predecessors and launched with a subscriber base of 30,000. It is an affiliate of Barlow is the publisher. The paper's main office had been in Woodbury, with a satellite office in Salem. Offices were consolidated in Mullica Hill in 2015.

The News of Cumberland County

The News of Cumberland County, previously the Bridgeton Evening News, was a daily newspaper in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It was published from 1879 until 2012, when it merged with two other papers from the South Jersey area, Today's Sunbeam and the Gloucester County Times, to form the South Jersey Times.

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