September 20, 2014 |
As the longest-serving township councilman in Cherry Hill history, N. John Amato embraced his role as "Mr. Cherry Hill. " Besides attending council meetings, he was a familiar face at dedications, school fairs, and church and synagogue events. He built a reputation as a popular Santa at the Cherry Hill Mall and at private parties in South Jersey. "He was a public servant in the truest sense of the world," said former Mayor Susan Bass Levin. "He volunteered his time to make this town better.
September 17, 2014
MY "white privilege" was sharing a bedroom with my sister in a South Bronx tenement until I was 15 and she was 11. My parents slept on a bed in the living room. Then we moved out of a neighborhood of close scrapes and fire escapes to a Brooklyn public-housing project where we had our own bedrooms. We were lower class, but not poor, or at least we didn't think so. In the early '50s, not all that many people were rich, and I didn't know any of them. My first full-time job was as a stock picker and packer in a Norcross greeting-card warehouse.
September 17, 2014 |
Blues musician Tammy Milo is struggling to come up with lyrics for a song about her son TJ. He's 5, loves Chevy Camaros, and has a terminal disease. Timothy John O'Donnell was found to have Duchenne, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, in 2012. Duchenne patients endure progressive wasting of their muscles and usually end up in wheelchairs by 12; eventually, their lungs and hearts fail. The genetic disorder occurs once in every 3,000 to 6,000 births, affects mostly boys, and has no cure.
September 14, 2014 |
After a summer of hard work by volunteers from its congregation, assisted by one apparent miracle, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cherry Hill is ready to celebrate its renovated sanctuary. Tired of the lackluster appearance of the worship space, and with a big milestone approaching - the 50th anniversary - church members decided this year it was time for a makeover. In June, with a slew of projects and limited funds, the volunteers gathered in the sanctuary with ladders, paint brushes, and power tools, and took on the laborious tasks themselves.
September 13, 2014 |
After playing a full 80 minutes, two girls' soccer rivals found themselves competing in a scoreless game. A play by Alexa Beatty ended the contest about five minutes into overtime. Beatty dished the ball to Sara Messinger, just outside the 18, and Messinger placed it into the left side of the net, giving Cherry Hill East a 1-0 win at Cherry Hill West on Thursday in an Olympic American matchup. Colonial Conference. Samantha Budd, playing parts of the game in the field and in goal, scored two goals and recorded five saves to lead West Deptford, ranked seventh in South Jersey by The Inquirer, to a 7-0 win at Overbrook.
September 9, 2014 |
It probably came as no big surprise to anyone in Cherry Hill when township officials and Kennedy University Hospital agreed the medical complex was an area in need of rehabilitation. Built in 1959, the hospital and its surrounding 27-acre campus is showing its age. Buildings are underused, the water and sewer systems are antiquated, and a consultant has deemed the complex in "substandard condition. " "It's not living up to its potential," Paul Stridick, the township's community development director, said last week.
September 4, 2014 |
Hello there Chris had just finished his second tour of duty in Iraq when his roommate at Honolulu's Schofield Barracks invited him to brunch with a group of soldiers from Schofield and nearby Tripler Army Medical Center. Amy, a critical-care nurse from Cherry Hill, was among the Tripler crew that late December morning in 2009. With 10 people around the table, Chris and Amy, both U.S. Army captains, exchanged only small talk. But that was enough for Amy to realize Chris was a nice guy, and notice his gorgeous hazel eyes.
September 4, 2014 |
Mary Seeds Humphreys, 96, of Cherry Hill, a former public elementary schoolteacher there, died Saturday, Aug. 30, at BrightView Greentree, the retirement community in Marlton where she had lived for the last three years. She lived in Cherry Hill for more than 60 years. Mrs. Humphreys earned a bachelor's in education at what is now Rowan University and in the 1940s ran one of the first kindergarten programs in New Jersey at a public school in Barnegat, her niece, Billie Kramer, said.
August 29, 2014 |
Thomas Poole, 55, of Moorestown, sports fields manager for Moorestown Township for 27 years and a former assistant chief of its volunteer fire department, died of pneumonia Sunday, Aug. 24, at Virtua Voorhees hospital. Mr. Poole grew up in Cherry Hill and graduated in 1977 from Cherry Hill High School East. Though the school did not have a hockey team, Mr. Poole "was an ice hockey player for years and years," his wife, Patricia, said. "He really enjoyed that" - even though in later years, she said, "it was old guys getting together at 4 o'clock in the morning," the only hour when a hockey rink would have time available.
August 27, 2014 |
Arthur T. Hilkert, 89, whose training as a Navy pharmacist's mate during World War II eventually led him to a civilian career representing U.S. drug manufacturers overseas, died Monday, July 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden following a stroke. Born in Canton, Ohio, Mr. Hilkert graduated from Lehman High School there and served in the Navy from 1943 to late 1945. After boot camp, he studied in a Navy program at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., and, as a pharmacist's mate, was stationed at what is now the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.