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.
January 2, 1991 |
A decisive phase begins today in Cherry Hill's 15-year-long tussle over affordable housing, when the township proposes a specific number of units it should be responsible for providing and a plan to see that the homes are built. The township is to present the voluminous data for the proposal - complete with an inventory of each inch of vacant land in the township - this morning to Judge Anthony Gibson, who is supervising the township's compliance with state affordable housing laws.
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.
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 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 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.
February 7, 2014 |
After settling in Cherry Hill in 1959, James J. Lehman began attending meetings organized by the Cherry Hill American Little League. He sat in the back for the better part of a year, waiting to offer whatever services he could. It would be something as simple as a lawn mower that would bring Mr. Lehman out to Langston Field, which at the time was on Burnt Mill Road. Sometime around 1960, the grass around the diamond needed a trim, and Mr. Lehman happened to have the equipment to do so. It was at Cherry Hill's Little League fields, now on Ashbrook Road, that Mr. Lehman would find his sanctuary for the next half-century.