August 28, 2015 |
Cherry Hill outlined its traffic plan Wednesday for the papal weekend in September, saying parking restrictions on 25 streets and a heavy police presence will be used to "control the chaos" from pilgrims trying to reach Philadelphia. The parking restrictions are centered on the PATCO Woodcrest station, one of only four in South Jersey that will operate when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and 27. But the congestion is expected to extend well beyond that area. Along Routes 38 and 70, Cherry Hill police have planned secret diversion paths if traffic grows unbearable.
August 27, 2015 |
Robert M. Wall Jr., 69, of Mount Laurel, an English teacher at Haddonfield Memorial High School who became a financial adviser, died of brain cancer Friday, Aug. 21, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. Born in Rahway, N.J., Mr. Wall earned a bachelor's degree in English at Villanova University in 1968 and a master's at what is now Rowan University in 1980. Mr. Wall taught at Haddonfield Memorial in the 1970s and 1980s, and in 1985 became a financial adviser at the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.
August 25, 2015 |
Superheroes was the theme of last week's P.A.L.S. summer program at the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center, and Tuesday the guest hero was Cherry Hill firefighter Mike Wilder. He opened the floor for questions. "Do you have a wife?" asked ever-inquisitive Maria Sangataldo, 15, followed by a query about Wilder's children. But it wasn't Maria's voice asking the questions. They came from a computerized device that does her talking for her. The Medford teenager and the eight other young people in the program are all multiply disabled and use special devices to enable them to communicate.
August 23, 2015 |
Officiant: Pastor Francois Lacroix, Wallingford Presbyterian Church, Wallingford. Venue: Treno Pizza Bar, Westmont, N.J. Food: Treno; Cake: Gift of Carrie L. Salsbery, Cherry Hill. Photography: Tricia Burrough, owner of Lilac Blossom Photography, Collingswood. Flowers: Bridal bouquets and attendant flowers, Maria Anastasia, Allentown; reception centerpieces, Wegmans. Brides' attire: Liz: Roaman's; Denine: Macy's. Music: The Liz and Denine Choir, comprising friends of the couple; DJ Mike from No Macarena, Philadelphia.
August 20, 2015 |
Two men were sentenced Tuesday for bringing two Philadelphia teenagers to their Cherry Hill homes with the promise of money and photo shoots, and then taking sexually explicit pictures of them, authorities said. Burton Gersh, 69, received a five-year prison sentence in federal court in Philadelphia. Les Sidweber, 73, got four years. The two pleaded guilty in May to charges of producing child pornography. Gersh, who operated a seafood company in Philadelphia for several decades before retiring in the last five years, according to his attorney, paid Sidweber several thousand dollars to take pictures of the 16-year-old girls, according to court documents.
August 16, 2015 |
Charlotte Kusher Liftman, 88, who retired in 1990 as a learning-disabilities specialist for Cherry Hill public schools, died of Parkinson's disease on Friday, Aug. 14, at the Lions Gate retirement community in Voorhees, where she had resided since 2009. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Liftman earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Brooklyn College in 1948 and began her career teaching kindergarten at a public school in the borough of Staten Island. After marrying in 1950, she and her husband, Herb, moved to Cherry Hill in 1961.
August 12, 2015 |
Catherine Theodoris Frangos, 86, of Atlantic City, a former elementary schoolteacher in Camden and Haddonfield, died of colon cancer on Saturday, Aug. 1, at a relative's home in Moorestown. Born in Camden, Mrs. Frangos graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School there in 1946 and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at what is now Rowan University in 1982, a son, Theodore, said. After raising three children, Mrs. Frangos taught fifth and sixth grade classes at Christ the King Regional School in Haddonfield in the mid-1980s and then the same grades at a Camden elementary school from the late 1980s into the early 1990s.
August 11, 2015 |
Helen Rieder, 88, a Holocaust survivor who later educated young people about the atrocity, died Aug. 8 in Lions Gate retirement community in Voorhees of coronary artery disease. Mrs. Rieder had a "fierce determination to live" until the very end of her life, her family said. Her unyielding spirit saw her through internment camps during World War II, after her family's region of Czechoslovakia fell under anti-Jewish rule. In 1944, when she was 16, she and seven of her eight siblings were shuttled from a ghetto in Tachova, a town in what is now the Czech Republic, to Auschwitz.
August 10, 2015 |
Albert Sbar, 97, of Marlton, a former South Jersey businessman named 1992 Man of the Year by the Southern New Jersey Region of the Jewish National Fund, died Thursday, Aug. 6, at his home. In 1952, Mr. Sbar founded Sbar's "as a small crafts, hobby and school supply store" in Camden, the firm's website states. By the time Mr. Sbar sold the business, when he was in his 80s, the firm had moved to Moorestown, where it runs a distribution center selling supplies to retail crafts stores.
August 4, 2015 |
He was surprised seven years ago when he realized how little public recognition was given to high school graduates who chose military service over college. Kenneth E. Hartman, then a Cherry Hill school board member, decided to take action. The former Army first lieutenant set up a committee and began mobilizing businesses, colleges, educators, and veterans groups to plan and fund Camden County's first High School Enlistee Recognitions Ceremony in 2009. The effort was the beginning of "Our Community Salutes" (OCS)