August 7, 2014 |
Evesham's police officers have recorded 3,705 incidents while on patrol in the two weeks since they began wearing body cameras, Chief Christopher Chew said Tuesday. "I love it. It's a game changer," he said in an interview at police headquarters, where he played several clips to illustrate the new technology and his rationale for introducing it. In one, an officer just starting his shift responds to a report of a man stumbling around the lobby of town hall. The officer taps the camera, which he is wearing on his sternum, to start the audio, then steps into the lobby.
June 21, 2014 |
Following months of investigation and weeks of sleuthing, South Jersey law enforcement officials announced Thursday that they had arrested a suspect in a string of armed robberies at area 7-Eleven stores dating back to the start of the year. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office and the police departments of Evesham, Gloucester Township, and Cherry Hill reported the arrest of Charles Walls, 31, of Collingswood. Though he was immediately charged in connection with two robberies, officials say Walls is a suspect in at least six more, including the Jan. 10 repeated shooting of a store clerk who is struggling to regain the use of his legs.
June 15, 2014 |
The uninvited guest showed up Thursday afternoon with a bang, popping a child's ball in the backyard and then breaking a red bird feeder. Evesham had a bear. "We've been getting reports since last night about sightings . . . basically just walking around, hasn't been aggressive," Capt. Walt Miller, a spokesman for the Evesham Police Department, said Friday. Still, the sight of a large black bear - one resident estimated its weight at 400 pounds - had the neighbors talking. The bear "tossed trash cans around, had a nice lunch" Friday, said Russ Mogell, who for two years has lived in the Sanctuary development, tucked away in the woods.
May 17, 2014 |
Richard J. Halasek Jr., 66, of Sea Isle City, N.J., who retired in 1997 as an Evesham Township police sergeant, died Tuesday, May 13, at home of complications from heart disease. "I'm a runner," Mr. Halasek's wife, Janet, said, "and I got involved in the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run from Philly to Washington. " The event, which ended at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, helps celebrate National Police Week this week. "I got as far as Baltimore" shortly before noon Tuesday when, with her group at rest at the Fire Academy north of the city, companions who had been contacted by Philadelphia authorities told her of her husband's death.
May 9, 2014 |
With a ribbon-cutting ceremony, fireworks, and free hot dogs for all, Evesham Township officials Wednesday dedicated a $5.3 million set of ball fields that promise to be nearly weatherproof. The 13-acre site off Tuckerton Road, known as the Diamonds at Arrowhead Park, is home to two baseball fields and two softball fields built for young players. Outfield fences will sit 200 feet from home plate, and baselines will be 60 feet instead of 90. Unlike Memorial Field across the way, the new fields have been laid atop six feet of dirt, sand, drainage pipes, and retention basins designed to put distance between the layer of clay, or "marl," that gives Evesham's central town its name, Marlton.
April 18, 2014 |
EVESHAM The Township Council has introduced a $33.64 million budget for 2015 that calls for no increase in municipal property taxes. Mayor Randy Brown told a budget workshop of the council Tuesday that the proposed budget would entail a municipal property levy of $21.83 million, fractionally smaller than this year's. He foresaw no reduction in services. The council voted unanimously to accept the proposed budget, which will be presented to the state for review. If the proposal is adopted at the council's June 10 meeting, an owner of a home assessed at the township average of $271,200 would pay about $1,139 in municipal property taxes.
December 3, 2013 |
EVESHAM A table saw was screeching last week at the new Indian Cultural Center in Evesham, workmen were balancing on scaffolding, the concrete floors awaited carpet, and that lavender wall paint had to go. So, will the 20,000-square-foot center on Route 73 be anywhere near ready for its "housewarming" ceremony on Dec. 15? "It will. It will," said Jay Parikh, a Marlton software engineer who is handling communications for the center. "Trust me. " Situated on 18 acres just south of Ardsley Road, the center will feature a large assembly hall capable of seating 570, as well as classrooms, game rooms, two kitchens, and a library.
November 4, 2013 |
How does a suburban school district deal with declining enrollment? Burlington County's Evesham Township is grappling with that question and the thorny issues it touches upon, such as stabilizing property taxes and how to raise revenue. To some in town, the options for dealing with a 14 percent enrollment drop aren't pretty. A committee of officials, school employees, and residents formed under a district strategic plan the school board adopted this year has held a few meetings to consider the possibilities.
November 3, 2013 |
Tuesday's election pits freshman Republican incumbents against novice Democratic challengers with no elective experience in the Eighth Legislative District, which spans 15 municipalities in Burlington County, four in Camden County, and Hammonton in Atlantic County. Party registration and the 2011 legislative election results suggest that the district leans Democratic. Candidates on both sides cite jobs and taxes as the issues voters care about most. Republican Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego, an Evesham lawyer and former Burlington County freeholder and assemblywoman, says she stands a good chance of winning a second Senate term because she is pro-business, and "we work hard for our constituents.
September 21, 2013 |
EVESHAM The owners of a semi-vacant shopping plaza in Evesham say they have plans at last for their property - which local officials call an "eyesore" - and want the courts to order the township out of their way. The New York-based proprietors of Tri-Towne Plaza on Route 70 say that Evesham unfairly included their site in its redevelopment plan this year in order to "punish" the owners, condemn the property, and acquire it below market value. In filings made last week and in late August, the firm known as Evesham Owner L.L.C.