August 13, 2016 |
It's all about respect, according to Amir Miller, who pulled his business out of Cherry Hill Mall last month after he was told to stop selling T-shirts calling for an end to police brutality. Since then, Miller has received a corporate apology. He was invited to bring his business, Teary Eyez, back to the mall to sell a variety of T-shirts again, including the ones that raised the controversy. He also is planning to open a shop in Newport News, Va., where the same corporation owns another mall, Miller said.
August 11, 2016
By Walter Bowne It's time to escape. There's no need to shower. I'll be drenched soon enough, especially in the humidity. I slip into the dawn with stained, faded blue jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. Freebie Shoprite gloves, caked in dry mud, flap in my back pocket as I try to discover the location of some happy wren. Dirt from the previous day still stains my fingertips. That's something that eternally abides - the dirt. By the time I encroach on the fields at Barclay Farms, the dimmer switch of the sun slowly reveals the reds and the yellows and the oranges of the sunflowers that grow with an abundance in this garden oasis of Cherry Hill.
August 11, 2016 |
The owner of the ShopRite supermarket in Cherry Hill's Garden State Pavilion center will appeal the Township Council's vote Monday to allow gas stations in certain business zones, saying the ordinance illegally favors a proposed Costco store, his lawyer said. "We're making many legal objections to this ordinance," Stuart Platt said Tuesday, "but the primary defect is that this is illegal spot zoning" intended solely to favor Costco, a chain of members-only discount stores. Platt represents Steven Ravitz, president of Racetrack Supermarkets L.L.C., which operates the affected ShopRite near the proposed Costco.
August 11, 2016 |
Kennedy Health and Jefferson Health announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, the second step in a deal announced in January, the two tax-exempt health systems said Tuesday. Kennedy, which has hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township, will continue its academic and clinical affilations with with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. The definitive agreement with Kennedy came just weeks after Thomas Jefferson University, the parent entity of Jefferson Health, completed its acquisition of Aria Health, which has two hospitals in Northeast Philadelphia and one in Bucks County.
August 8, 2016 |
The growth in local rye has been inspiring for those who see the spicy grain as the pride of Pennsylvania's spirit heritage. Dad's Hat in Bristol and Pittsburgh's Wigle led the charge, followed by Pipersville's Hewn Spirits, Thistle Finch in Lancaster, and the newly revived Kinsey brand in Kensington. And now comes rye from South Jersey. It's fair to assume anything from Cooper River Distillers in Camden would reflect roughly the same terroir as those from just across the river in Philadelphia.
August 5, 2016 |
When founder and CEO Maria Mavromatis says the Hercules Beard Co. "is all me," she's being modest. The Cherry Hill resident, 42, designs, makes, markets, distributes, and hand-sells a line of nine men's grooming products - while holding down a full-time job in advertising. Did I mention that Mavromatis also created the handsome Hercules logo [herculesbeardco.com], as well as the packaging and promotional materials for her brand? "I'm a self-starter," she explains. "I go and I do it. I worked on Hercules for two years before I launched in September 2015.
August 5, 2016 |
In May 1979, Domenic Giancaterino Jr. decided to make his two-person engagement dinner to Evelyn Edgerly special, the way a jeweler such as he might. Before leaving for a South Philadelphia restaurant, "I gave her a ring that I knew she would not like," too insignificant, he said. But by the time they arrived at the restaurant, he recalled, "she had talked herself into liking it. " While having a drink before dinner, she put the ring onto a drink's olive, to show it off to him. But, Giancaterino said, he took the olive and "pulled out the real ring, put it on the olive, and gave it back to her - a carat-and-a-half round diamond.
August 2, 2016 |
STEVE WHARTON stood in the belly of 15th Street station, waiting for the Broad Street Line, wearing a green Eagles jersey and a matching hat. He was among the first Eagles fans to arrive at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday morning, for the Eagles' first open training camp of the year. Fans began to stream into the stadium just after eight o'clock. Wharton was born and raised in northeast Philly. His jersey, number 32, has his last name stitched across his shoulder blades. It used to be a Ricky Watters jersey, he explained, but Watters' final season with the Eagles rubbed him the wrong way. "For who, for what?"
August 1, 2016 |
When Richard Burgess had a last-minute problem with his Star sailboat, he knew to go to his friend John M. MacCausland. "He was leaving the next day to go to Europe," to race his own Star in Kiel, Germany, Burgess said. "But he stayed all night" to repair the boat that Burgess himself needed for a pending East Coast race. "He was always there for you," said Burgess, who began sailing with and against Mr. MacCausland in 1966. On Saturday, July 23, Mr. MacCausland, 82, of Cherry Hill, a former owner of Marine Spars, a Star boat sales company there, died of complications from Parkinson's disease at Arden Courts of Cherry Hill, a memory care community.
July 30, 2016 |
Fred Neulander, the former senior rabbi at a Cherry Hill synagogue, who was convicted of plotting the 1994 murder of his wife, has lost another legal appeal. A state appeals court Thursday rejected a request to overturn Neulander's murder conviction. He is serving a life sentence. Neulander was found guilty of hiring two hit men to kill his wife, Carol. She was bludgeoned in their Cherry Hill home on Nov. 1, 1994. In a statement, Robert English, a spokesman for Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, said: "The opinion only reaffirms the jury's sound belief in a guilty verdict in this case.