September 17, 2016 |
George Vyzaniaris knows the outside perception of the Cherry Hill West football team. "People have the view that we're a team that always has potential but never puts it together," said Vyzaniaris, a senior two-way lineman for the Lions. Cherry Hill West has hovered around the .500 mark for much of the last decade - 4-6 in 2015, 4-5 in 2014, 5-5 in 2013, 4-6 in 2012, 5-5 in 2009. Vyzaniaris and his teammates, especially the 10 or so seniors who have been together since youth football, believe this is the season for the Lions' big breakthrough.
September 14, 2016 |
Sean Donnelly netted two goals Monday in Lenape's 5-2 win against visiting Cherry Hill East in Olympic Conference soccer. Billy Bruno, Tyler Huynh and Andrew Lipski chipped in with one goal each for the winners. In other Olympic Conference action, Bobby Fitzgerald and Tim Long scored to give Paul VI a 2-1 home win over Timber Creek. Tri-County Conference. Tim Reiners' two-goal performance carried Gloucester Catholic to a 2-1 road win against Clayton. Matt Smith had two assists.
September 14, 2016
ISSUE | INTOLERANCE Hardly Jesus-like I go to Mass every week with my wife and my daughters, even though I am not Catholic. I love the lessons from the Gospels. There is usually only logic and love. The politics of today, however, is another matter, far removed from the Gospels. I smirked when I read Camden Catholic High School principal Heather Crisci's comment that refusing admission to a transgender student was "about the school's Catholic identity" ("A leap of faith: 'Hi, I'm Mason,' " Sunday)
September 12, 2016 |
"When we lived in my grandmother's house" in Camden in the early 1950s, Karen Iannaccone said, "the trucks carrying the tomatoes used to come right by," heading for the Campbell Soup Co. It was a cobblestone street, she said, and every so often a basket of tomatoes would fall off. "And my grandmother used to say, 'Go out and get the tomatoes.' " That's how the grandmother, Louise Nardelli, knew that her kitchen was serving the freshest tomato...
September 9, 2016 |
Dale Weise, the right winger who was the Flyers' biggest free-agent addition in the summer, believes he is just starting to reach his prime and can build off a career-best season. Weise was one of a handful of veterans at the Flyers' practice rink Wednesday even though they don't have to be on the ice until Sept. 23. He is in Voorhees early to get acclimated to his new teammates and the region. "I have two young kids, so it's good to come in and see the area, find out where I need to go," said Weise, 28, whose family is renting a house in Cherry Hill.
September 9, 2016 |
I'm a proud Class of 2007 rehab graduate, so I wince when proposals to build the sort of place that saved my life make headlines. Which they almost always do. Like Haddonfield and Gloucester Township in 2015, Cherry Hill is up in arms about the prospect of an addiction treatment center opening within its borders. My colleague David O'Reilly reports that some residents of the township's Brookfield section are alarmed about the possibility that the former USS New Jersey Masonic Lodge No. 62, located on a rather isolated stretch of property along I-295 just off Haddonfield-Berlin Road, could become the site of a 90-bed rehab facility.
September 8, 2016 |
Cherry Hill officials denied Tuesday that the township planning board had unwittingly approved a 90-bed rehabilitation clinic in the Brookfield neighborhood by failing to vote on the application in time. But the attorney for Advanced Recovery Systems L.L.C., a chain of clinics based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was equally emphatic that the planning board had "defaulted" on the application by failing to act in a timely fashion, despite several extensions his client granted the township.
September 5, 2016 |
After tea and homemade sweets, the Soul Sisters are ready to get down to business. But first, the women - two Catholics, two Jews, and two Muslims - hold hands around a dining-room table in Voorhees. They listen silently as group member and host Zahida Rahman recites lines from the opening chapter of the Quran, including: "Ihdena seraatal mustaqeem. " "Show us the right path," she translates. For the next 90 minutes, the six South Jersey women, most of them retired professionals, have a conversation centered on faith and grounded in friendship.
September 2, 2016 |
Msgr. Edward D. Alleyne, 88, of Cherry Hill, who retired in 2003 after 10 years as pastor of the former Queen of Heaven Catholic Church there, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Home in Cherry Hill. Since his retirement, he had lived at the Sacred Heart Residence for Priests in Cherry Hill before moving to the nearby St. Mary's, said a nephew, William F. Alleyne II, a pulmonary and critical care specialist in Rock Hill, S.C. Dr. Alleyne recalled his uncle as "a great guy. " "When he was around us, the collar would come off and he was our Uncle Sunny," the name given by the monsignor's mother, Dr. Alleyne said.
August 29, 2016 |
"We can do better than this," Paul Stridick declares, standing at the edge of a weedy expanse of vacant ground along Route 70 in Cherry Hill. "This site," adds Stridick, the township's community development director, "is not living up to anywhere near its potential. " I find it difficult to disagree with his assessment of the area near 70 and Harvard Avenue that once was occupied by a miniature golf course, where a lime-green sculpture nicknamed "Danny the Dinosaur" long graced a gateway to South Jersey's signature suburb.