March 28, 2013 |
A sealed-bid liquor license auction held Tuesday by the Township of Cherry Hill drew just one bidder: a company run by the family that owns a group of ShopRite supermarkets. Brett, Jason, and Shawn Ravitz are partners in Empire Liquors L.L.C., which township officials said bid $501,000 on the distribution license. The Ravitzes intend to sell alcohol inside the ShopRite store at the Garden State Pavilion, said ShopRite spokeswoman Karen Meleta. "It's really a convenience to our customers," Meleta said.
October 17, 2012
A man was killed today when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near the intersection of Kings Highway and Tampa Avenue in Cherry Hill, authorities said. The rider, who was traveling north on Kings Highway, was thrown from the motorcycle around 4:22 p.m. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. The male driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He was pulling out on Tampa Avenue when the crash occurred. Authorities are withholding the names of the victims pending the notification of family members.
April 25, 2014 |
Thomas G. Santoro, 64, of Philadelphia, a retired Cherry Hill history teacher, died Saturday, April 12, of multiple myeloma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Santoro taught in the Cherry Hill school system for more than 30 years at Joyce Kilmer Elementary and Carusi Middle Schools. He made ancient history come alive for his students. For example, for a lesson on Greek culture, students were allowed to dress up as Greek gods and goddesses. The death of Julius Caesar was told through a newspaper produced by students.
January 25, 2000 |
Purebreds and mixed-breed cats competed Saturday and Sunday at the Jersey State Feline Fanciers' annual Championship and Household Pet Cat Show in Cherry Hill. About 5,000 people attended, organizers said. In addition to the judged competitions, the event had cat toys, cat paraphernalia and cats themselves for sale. It was held at Garden State Park.
October 11, 1996 |
Gerald E. Feidt Jr., 58, a teacher and administrator at Cherry Hill High School East for the last 30 years, died Monday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia from complications of cancer. Mr. Feidt, a Cherry Hill resident for 20 years, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and previously had lived in Stratford. He was an industrial vocational teacher at Cherry Hill East and was a former chairperson of the department of related arts for the school district. Mr. Feidt was a quiet, hands-on teacher, said Robert Foster, a Cherry Hill East industrial arts teacher.
January 12, 1995 |
Camden County Surrogate and former Cherry Hill Mayor Maria Barnaby Greenwald was killed yesterday when she lost control of her car on the way to a former state senator's funeral, plowing into a tree just two blocks from her home. Greenwald's death was the third in less than a week of a current or former Camden County elected official. The popular, 54-year-old nursery school teacher-turned-politician, a Democrat, was Camden County's first female elected Surrogate (1993) and freeholder director (1990)
October 6, 2009 |
A legal battle between Cherry Hill and a businessman who tried to open a sex shop in the township ended yesterday with an out-of-court settlement, according to documents provided by the mayor's office. Jim Restaino, owner of Route 70 Romantic Video & Boutique, has agreed not to open any "sexually orientated" business at the property he owns on Route 70, in exchange for $612,500. Cherry Hill spokesman Dan Keashen said the terms had been negotiated by the township's insurance provider.
May 26, 2010 |
A student Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill has been taken into custody in connection with a "note of a threatening nature" found scrawled on the wall of a bathroom stall on Wednesday, officials said. In a letter to parents, principal Edward Canzanese said that the message included names of specific individuals, but he did not elaborate. "No one was ever in danger" during the police investigation of the message, which was brought to the school's attention by students, Canzanese said in the letter.
April 11, 2013
The Cherry Hill school board on Tuesday night asked administrators to review the district's middle school lottery system after a group of parents criticized the process at a recent board meeting. Cherry Hill has three middle schools, one of which - Rosa International Middle School - admits students through a lottery. Students attend the other two schools, Beck and Carusi, based on where they live. The parents opposed to the lottery have children at Johnson Elementary, which sends students to both Beck and Carusi.
March 15, 1992 |
Members of Cherry Hill's newly formed Human Relations Committee met for the first time Monday night to discuss ways of dealing with the recent wave of racist graffiti in the township. "While we're all in agreement that actions of bigotry cannot be tolerated, we don't pretend to have an answer that will solve the problem," said Mayor Susan Bass Levin, who organized the committee. "We do know that we need to make a statement, that Cherry Hill as a community will not tolerate this type of behavior.