Thomas Barlas


Been writing for newspapers since junior year in high school. Was editor of the Glassboro State College newspaper. Started with The Press in October 1980 and have covered Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties, municipalities in all three counties.



Am a Spanish-American War buff. Enjoy making wine and visiting vineyards. Like watching classic old movies, especially science fiction films. Have little patience for whiners. Bleed Phillies red, no matter how bad they are. Hate the Yankees and Mets.

Bill Sharp calls himself “the merchant for the poor,” but fewer of those customers bought the refrigerators, beds, bureaus and other furniture…

Bridgeton economic development director Kevin Rabago said mayors hope for a return of the UEZ in something that could be a more updated version.


VINELAND — Police charged an Atlantic City man in a series of robberies Saturday night.


VINELAND — A “strong odor” from an electric scent diffuser is what officials say caused them to evacuate Vineland High School South on Wednesday.

BRIDGETON — A local resident was knocked unconscious and robbed Saturday night by a man asking for directions, according to police.

A bike ride or walk, or some fishing on the beach, offer some quiet early-spring activities along Delaware Bay in Cumberland County.

Abbey Pruszinski, 12, a student at Crest Memorial School in Wildwood Crest, stands next to her project on display at the Jersey Shore Science …

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Sometimes, great ideas come from simple things, like the need for a cold snack.

Hundreds of students showed their projects Saturday at the Jersey Shore Science Fair at Stockton University in Galloway Township. For a photo …

Two South Jersey governments have joined others in the state in enacting wild animal bans that essentially prevent circuses from performing on…

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