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.
January 6, 1987 |
It didn't take Maria Barnaby Greenwald, the mayor of Cherry Hill, long to react to President Reagan's budget message yesterday. In no time, she was hot with rage. "I'm shocked and angry," she said, gesturing emphatically with a lighted cigarette. "I'm writing to the President tomorrow. " In his budget message, Reagan said the federal government has been too generous to many municipalities, and he singled out Cherry Hill as a prime example of a town that can do with less.
June 9, 1988 |
Five months into what began as a stormy tenure, Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin reiterated a list of lofty goals yesterday for the township's future in her first public policy speech since her inauguration Jan. 1. At a luncheon meeting with a business group that invited her and set the topic, Levin offered a long-term vision of the township. Her speech echoed the "blueprint for Cherry Hill" that was the cornerstone of her campaign. The town of quiet neighborhoods, confusing traffic circles, busy highways and thriving businesses is at a crossroads, she told the Camden County Employer Legislative Committee, a business group that monitors state and local government.
August 18, 2002 |
Cherry Hill and Hatfield had similar results during the first two days of the Mid-Atlantic Region American Legion baseball tournament. Both teams lost their first game, but bounced back and won their second game convincingly Friday to stay alive in the eight-team, round-robin regional at Bear Stadium in Boyertown, Berks County. With every team carrying a 1-1 record into yesterday's action, Cherry Hill crashed against Hatfield, which advanced to today's semifinals with an 8-4 victory.
May 19, 2000 |
Cherry Hill East's Joy Pela said yesterday that she had signed a letter of intent to attend Hofstra University on a full basketball scholarship. The 6-foot-2 Cougars center said that, after visiting the Division I school during the last weekend of April, she sat down with her parents to discuss her college choice and decided that Hofstra would be best for her. "I felt like the team and the coaches all got along well," she said. "They all had good chemistry. " Pela selected Hofstra over Drexel, Manhattan, Long Island University, Delaware, and St. Francis (N.Y)
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 18, 2011
A Cherry Hill patrolman escaped with minor injuries early Sunday when a speeding car slammed into his cruiser from behind, police said. Police Lt. Dale Matchett said an officer on his way to work about 6:45 a.m. called in a report of a weaving Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Route 70, near the Barclay Farms shopping center. Patrolman Bruce Erney, 29, pulled over into a center turning lane of Route 70 near the Locustwood Cemetery, waiting to pick up the pursuit. Instead, his crusier was hit from behind by the Malibu, driven by William Powell, 38, of Marlton, 38. Both Erney and Powell were treated at JFK Hospital and released.
January 8, 1988 |
The idea that helicopters could soon be buzzing over homes on the east side of Cherry Hill did not go over well with Township Council members, who last night learned of a developer's plan to construct a "helistop" in neighboring Voorhees. Council Vice President Stephen C. Barbell told his colleagues that the Radnor-Canuso Partnership wants to construct a helicopter launching pad at Main Street, a sprawling residential and commercial complex that borders Cherry Hill. It did not take long for the council to oppose to the plan, which would require a variance from the Voorhees Zoning Board.
April 25, 1987 |
Cherry Hill police have charged three men, including a Jew, with spray- painting the predominantly Jewish Woodcrest Country Club with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans last weekend. Police late Thursday and early yesterday arrested Matthew Tannenbaum, 18, of the 1700 block of Queen Anne Road, Cherry Hill; Todd Munro, 19, of the 100 block of Walt Whitman Boulevard, Cherry Hill, and Jae Kim, 21, of the Finisterre Apartments on Laurel Road, Lindenwold. All have been employed by the club as parking valets.
April 7, 1987 |
The chess team received a hero's welcome at Cherry Hill High School East yesterday, one day after winning the state trophy for the second consecutive year. There were handshakes in the principal's office and loud congratulations in the halls. It was a spirited celebration, complete with the kind of enthusiastic praise usually reserved for sports teams. "Everyone is so excited about it," said Carmen Grasso, who coaches the team. "Everybody's talking about playing chess. " After a season of intense competition that culminated Sunday in a victory against three of the state's top high school chess teams, Grasso and his five- member team welcomed the recognition.