December 26, 2014 |
It was better to be late than sorry for Daquan Bohannan of North Philadelphia as he braved the rain, bumper-to-bumper mall parking, and throngs of last-minute Christmas shoppers at the Cherry Hill Mall on Wednesday. He had a mission: Pick bracelet charms for his mother, Nicole, 41, at Pandora, which by noon was packed to the brim with customers, almost all of them men on the hunt for gifts for mothers, girlfriends, or wives. It became so crowded an employee was stationed at the store entrance, having customers sign a waiting list to get in. "I just remembered yesterday that I had a few last-minute things to get," Bohannan said as he stood behind a jewelry counter, perusing a catalog.
November 30, 2014 |
Though the family has moved from Cherry Hill to Upstate New York, Anita Amidon still takes her two sons, Jake, 12, and Cole, 4, to the Cherry Hill Mall every holiday season to see Santa. This year, their visit was particularly spectacular. Anita remembers the holidays at the mall as a time when children waited for what felt like an eternity to sit on Santa's lap only for a brief second. However, DreamWorks Animation has brought Santa to the high-tech realm at Cherry Hill with its 2,000-square-foot, interactive "Adventure to Santa - a DreamWorks DreamPlace.
September 21, 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 13, 2014 |
Less than a year ago, the former post office on Collingswood's Lincoln Avenue was an eyesore. It had been vacant for a decade and was becoming increasingly dilapidated. Now, it is the chic new home of Collingswood Music, another business contributing to the evolving hip personality of the town. "It's probably one of the last buildings in the area that hasn't been worked with," business owner Ted Velykis said. Some work remains, including putting up a sign. The borough lost a great deal of business to Cherry Hill Mall in the 1960s, and by the 1990s, Haddon Avenue was laced with vacant storefronts.
August 10, 2014 |
Cherry Hill appears to have arrived on the culinary front as South Jersey's latest foodie town. The township will host its first Restaurant Week - modeled after Philadelphia's but on a smaller scale - Sunday through next Saturday. "It's great for Cherry Hill to do something on its own," said Aldo Lamberti, owner of Caffe Aldo Lamberti at 2011 Route 70 W., one of the participants. "Of course, not just Cherry Hill people are coming to town. " Twenty-one other restaurants are taking part - located along Routes 70 and 38, and at Cherry Hill Mall and the Market Place at Garden State Park.
May 12, 2014 |
Josh Evans went to the Cherry Hill Mall last week to try on shirts at Abercrombie & Fitch, look at shoes at Nordstrom, and enjoy a cappuccino at Starbucks. But he was mainly there to test-drive a 2014 Honda Civic Coupe. "Oh, this is nicer than I thought it would be," Evans, 24, of Erial, N.J., said as he slipped into the leather seat of the shiny black Honda loaded with a sunroof, red wheel trim, and a rearview camera. To see how it handled, he drove around the mall's 2.5-mile perimeter.
April 29, 2014
EVERY so often we hear of some poor woman who has fallen prey to a con artist she met online. We sit back and smirk, thinking, "That would never happen to me. " But Mischele Lewis, a registered nurse who lives in Florence, N.J., is proof that it really could happen to anyone. Before hooking up with William Allen Jordan - the man she knew as Liam Allen - she'd lived a quiet suburban life, caring for her two children as a single mother. After meeting him, she became enmeshed in a tangled web of lies and intrigue stretching all the way to England.
April 25, 2014 |
George Rubin, vice chairman and former president of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), is stepping down from the firm at the end of May. According to a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rubin will receive "approximately $2.6 million with his departure. " Rubin, 70, is the brother of PREIT's executive chairman, Ronald Rubin. He has been an officer of the commercial real estate company since 1997, when it merged with the Rubin Organization, a family-owned firm founded by Richard I. Rubin, father to George and Ronald.
March 13, 2014 |
Police have seen arguments over parking spots at Cherry Hill Mall, but the one that unfolded Saturday when a woman nearly bit off another's finger has launched an investigation that authorities say stands out even among the department's more unusual ones. On Tuesday, authorities released grainy surveillance images of two women and two younger males. They hope someone will recognize them and provide their identities to police. "We've had disputes in the parking lot, but I've never seen anyone nearly have their finger bitten off," said Cherry Hill Detective Sgt. Rick Humes.
March 11, 2014 |
IRATE DRIVERS fuming over stolen parking spots at suburban malls are known for giving the finger - but one woman is wanted by police in Cherry Hill for trying to bite one off. Tonya Knight, 42, of Northeast Philly's Lawndale section, was headed into the Cherry Hill Mall just before 5 p.m. Saturday to get a bite to eat when she pulled her Saturn Vue into an open spot in aisle 18 near Nordstrom. When she got out of the car, two women were cursing her out, she said, calling her names.