October 10, 2002 |
An informed citizenry is the best assurance for good government. A current example of the wisdom of that philosophy is the condition in which Cherry Hill, Camden County's second-largest community, finds itself. Cherry Hill is considered a mature, upscale community. It has gained fewer than 1,000 residents since the mid-1980s, and enjoys an average household income greater than the national figure. Yet its present economic circumstance, brought about by various political calculations, is quite dire.
October 11, 2011 |
Cherry Hill school officials are fighting to stop the opening of a charter school in the township, the latest sign of growing tension in New Jersey between traditional public schools and charters. Cherry Hill, one of the largest districts in the state, is appealing to the state Board of Education the approval this month of the Regis Academy Charter School, saying the loss in state funding to public schools would force teacher layoffs and program cuts. "What is the need?" asked Cherry Hill Superintendent Maureen Reusche.
May 13, 1992 |
Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin is expected to name a new police chief today to head the community's 125-member force. Capt. Bill Moffett, a 21-year veteran of the Cherry Hill police, is expected to be Levin's choice, according to two township officials who asked not to be identified. Moffett, a lifelong resident of Cherry Hill, would replace Chief Robert J. Tonczyczyn (pronounced ton-SES-sion), who retired this year after 32 years on the force. Levin said yesterday that she had made her decision and expected to make an announcement today, but offered no details on her choice.
June 10, 2012 |
Police say a group of masked teenagers carjacked a woman Thursday night in the Cherry Hill Mall parking lot. Around 10:15 p.m., a 41-year-old woman from Cherry Hill, and a 36-year-old woman from Mount Royal, were walking to their cars after having dinner at Season 52, when four young men in masks and dark clothing approached, said Detective Sgt. Joseph Vitarelli. One of suspects pointed a handgun at the women, demanding their car keys, cell phones and purses, police said.
June 17, 1999 |
The courtship is over. At its Tuesday night meeting, the Cherry Hill school board formally backed out of talks with the Merchantville school board on a plan to merge the two districts. In a unanimous vote, the board dissolved the committee formed in December to explore the move. Board member Cindy Trubin said the March passage of the $52.6 million bond issue to pay for district-wide school improvements in Cherry Hill, including 51 new elementary classrooms, rendered the merger unnecessary.
October 6, 1988 |
Philip Slipyan, 49, a Cherry Hill physician who was a staff member and teacher of obstetrics, gynecology and endocrinology at several area hospitals, died Tuesday at his home in Cherry Hill. Dr. Slipyan also was president of the Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill. He was on the staff of West Jersey Hospital-Marlton, Cooper Hospital- University Medical Center in Camden, Kennedy Memorial Hospitals/Stratford Division, Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was a consulting staff physician for the West Jersey Hospital Association.
December 14, 2011 |
In the heated debate surrounding Regis Academy Charter School, which is slated to open in Cherry Hill next fall, one important point is often overlooked: No school works for every student. That's why all families, no matter where they live, deserve a choice of publicly funded schools. Indeed, that was the intent of the state Legislature when it first authorized charter schools in New Jersey in 1996. The state's lawmakers did not limit these public education alternatives to school districts that are poor or urban.
December 20, 1988 |
Cherry Hill School Superintendent Philip S. Esbrandt last night asked the school board to fire two maintenance workers at Cherry Hill High School East after their recent arrests on charges of stealing school property and personal items. Leonardo Rios, 46, of Marlton, and Thomas Locantore, 42, of Bellmawr, were suspended with pay by Esbrandt immediately after their arrests Friday on charges that they stole school and other property - primarily from offices and classrooms at the high school - while they worked on the 4 p.m. to midnight shift.
July 27, 2011 |
A former Cherry Hill school board member pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing about $72,000 over three years from her church, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. Lynette Howard, an active district parent before her election to a three-year school board term in April 2010, used First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill's funds to pay living expenses, such as her mortgage, cell phone and car expenses, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman with prosecutor's office. Howard, who had served as church treasurer, allegedly took the money between 2007 and 2010 by writing checks to herself, Laughlin said.
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.