March 9, 2014 |
CHERRY HILL A man was arrested Friday after accidentally discharging his weapon in an office building next to the Cherry Hill Mall, police said. No one was hurt. The incident occurred around noon in the lobby of the One Cherry Hill building, which connects with the mall parking lot. Corye Johnson, 33, of Camden, discharged a single gunshot from a handgun, police said. He then walked outside and left in a car, which police later tracked down. Cherry Hill Police Sgt. Richard Humes said there were few people in the area during the incident.
March 9, 2014 |
CHERRY HILL The Monster Mania Convention in Cherry Hill is a congenial nightmare, with merchandising. For the 11th straight year, horror movie fans and the stars of scary movies came together for a campy weekend of blood and giggles in South Jersey, the least terrifying place on the planet - unless you fear the Container Store. It's a good bet no one at the convention was torn between being there and heading to the Philadelphia Flower Show across the river. The folks at the monster mash in the Crowne Plaza Hotel are from a different part of the jungle.
March 7, 2014 |
At its peak in the mid-2000s, Vernon Hill's Commerce Bank was adding its boxy, sunlit branches up and down the East Coast at the rate of one a week. On Saturday, Hill was back, in Cherry Hill, near his Moorestown mansion, opening a new glass-walled Republic Bank branch that looks like the next generation of Commerce - or Metro Bank Plc , his fast-growing operation in England. Seven years after he stepped down as Commerce CEO amid a dispute with regulators - and six years after Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank paid $8.5 billion for Marlton-based Commerce and its 460 branches and $48 billion in loans and other assets, then scrapped the big red C signs and replaced them with white-on-green TD placards - Hill sees new opportunity in his old front yard.
March 6, 2014 |
Hello there Teryn spent part of summer 2005 scoping out her future Drexel classmates on Facebook. The Burlington Township native quickly clicked through most profiles, but lingered over handsome, interesting Rob's. She even told her mom about the fellow rising freshman from Calvert County, Md. Mom's advice: "You should talk to him before all the other girls do. " Rob was similarly searching the Drexel-bound when Teryn's message appeared: "Do you want to meet in the cafeteria?"
March 2, 2014 |
As each holiday approached, the children in Theresa Ann Slater's Cherry Hill neighborhood would start asking when the decorations would appear on her front lawn. "She had so many inflatables," daughter Carolyn said. "She loved having kids come over and walk across the lawn to look at them. " Mrs. Slater, 63, died Thursday, Feb. 20, at Cooper University Hospital after a brief fight with cancer. Born in Camden in 1950, Mrs. Slater attended Audubon High School before leaving to become a nursing assistant at West Jersey Hospital in 1968.
February 20, 2014 |
Joseph G. Harm Jr., 77, of Cherry Hill, former operator of supermarkets in Brigantine and Ventnor, N.J., died Saturday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden of a heart attack. "Joe was one of those people, if you go into a supermarket, he would say, 'This should be here and that should be there,' " his wife, Loretta, said. Mr. Harm would "walk in the store and say, 'I could make more business for the owners' " by making things more attractive, his wife said. "And that was Joe. " Born in Kensington, Mr. Harm graduated from North Catholic High School in 1954 and earned a bachelor's degree in food marketing at what is now St. Joseph's University in 1958.
February 19, 2014 |
CHERRY HILL During the 1940s, they were next-door neighbors in South Philly's Tasker Homes. "We were poor," Joan Brand, 71, recalls with a smile. "To save the eight cents," says her friend Estelle Mazis, 85, "I walked instead of taking the trolley car. " Their families eventually were able to move out of public housing. Brand and Mazis graduated from high school, married, and began their careers. And both eventually settled in Cherry Hill. But ever since Mazis became Brand's babysitter at Tasker Homes - "I remember you were learning to walk," Mazis says - their lives have been intertwined, their connections ever more intricate.
February 19, 2014 |
Donald Norcross launched his campaign for Congress on Monday, casting himself as a champion of the middle class who went from being unemployed to a labor leader and state senator. "I'm running for Congress because South Jersey needs to continue to have an effective advocate, a voice in Washington who understands the issues that matter most to our families," Norcross (D., Camden), 55, said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Bellmawr before more than 100 supporters. Norcross is seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews in the First District.
February 18, 2014 |
Bob Hurley called it a "signature win" for his basketball team. The legendary St. Anthony of Jersey City coach was that impressed with the Friars' performance in a 54-40 victory over Paul VI on Sunday in the 11th and final game of the 11th annual Cherry Hill East Invitational. "We scouted them twice, and we were so impressed," Hurley said of Paul VI. "That's a really good, [senior-heavy] team. "For us to get them out of their rhythm, we must have been doing something right.
February 17, 2014 |
Austin Wetzler knew the whole town of Cherry Hill wasn't behind him when he rose for the pivotal three-pointer of the game. Just the East side. "Games like this, you appreciate living in this town," Wetzler said after leading Cherry Hill East to a 50-49 victory over Cherry Hill West in a pulse-pounding battle of crosstown rivals Saturday before a near-capacity crowd in the Cougars' cavernous gymnasium. Wetzler, a senior guard, scored 16 and gave East the lead for good at 46-44 with a three-pointer from the wing with 1 minute, 33 seconds to play in the game at the Cherry Hill East Invitational showcase.