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.
February 20, 1991 |
Evesham voters on Saturday strongly endorsed a $895,000 bond issue that will pay for a new fire and ambulance station in the Kings Grant section of the town. The plan carried by a 141-59 vote. The Merchants Way station - which will house at least two fire trucks and one ambulance - is needed to serve as a centrally located emergency-services center, according to a 1989 safety study conducted as part of Evesham's master plan. The station, Evesham's third, is expected to be operating by the end of the year.
May 10, 1989 |
Amid the recent heated conflicts between the pro-growth and slow-growth forces in Evesham, middle-of-the-road candidates Henry "Hank" D'Andrea and Nancy Fulcher Shannon were elected to the five-member Township Council last night by wide margins, upsetting incumbent Marvin Sandler in the process. Nearly half of Evesham's 15,790 registered voters turned out for the nonpartisan balloting to re-elect D'Andrea to his third council term with 2,491 votes. Shannon, who chairs the Township Planning Board, received 2,285 votes to win a seat on the council in her fourth attempt.
March 4, 1987 |
The Evesham Township Council settled a two-month stalemate with its police supervisors last night and agreed to award the nine officers raises of at least 16.9 percent over three years. The agreement ended eight months of negotiations between the township and the Police Superior Officers Association, which represents officers holding the rank of sergeant or above. Under the three-year contract, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, the officers will receive a 5 percent raise this year, 6 percent next year and 5 percent in 1989.
November 3, 2010 |
Evesham residents elected Republican Mayor Randy Brown to a second term Tuesday, turning out in record numbers for the first partisan township race since voters approved moving elections from May to November. The shift to fall bolstered turnout to about 14,000 in Burlington County's largest town, more than double the number that cast ballots in the mayor's first election in 2007. Brown's running mates, Deb Hackman and Steve Zeuli, defeated Democrats Mark Ornstein and Kathleen Santomero for seats on the Township Council, according to unofficial results.
August 14, 1986 |
About 20 Evesham homeowners who reside on Palmetto Avenue have complained to the township council about traffic problems caused by speeding motorists and truck drivers. Resident Jean Burns presented a petition to the council Tuesday night signed by 30 residents of the Burlington County community who are angry that the operators of construction equipment are ignoring "No Construction Traffic" signs posted on the street. Burns said she phoned police and was told that the ban on construction traffic could not be enforced.
June 20, 1990 |
The Evesham Township Planning Board is set to adopt a new master plan tomorrow night, ushering in a sustained attempt by the board to temper growth in a municipality that has expanded rapidly over the last decade. "We can't reverse what we've done," Planning Board member Nancy Shannon said at the last meeting. "But we're trying to slow it down. " Evesham's last master plan was prepared in 1982. The plans normally span a period of six years. From 1980 to 1988, Evesham's population rose by 10,624 to more than 32,000, one of the 10 highest rates of growth in the state, according to federal figures.
December 15, 1991 |
With plans moving forward to supply the additional recreation areas that many Evesham residents have demanded for several years, the council has compiled a master list of how many courts or fields of each type should be built. "We needed a realistic starting point before we selected design plans for any of the locations we have available to us," Mayor Gus Tamburro said last week. After studying population estimates and determining the number of participants enrolled in local sports programs, the council determined it must supply at least: Two tournament-grade football fields.
February 8, 1989 |
Evesham police are looking for a man believed responsible for three burglaries and an attempted burglary Thursday and early Friday. Three of the incidents occurred at the Woodstream Apartments, Conestoga Drive and Route 70. In one, the burglar tied up the resident with a phone cord and put a pillowcase on the resident's head. The first burglary was reported at 5:40 p.m. Thursday by Marla Pepsin, who surprised a man in her house in the 300 block of Juniper Street. Pepsin, 24, said she found the man going through her jewelry box in the bedroom.
November 5, 2003 |
Police continued yesterday to investigate the bizarre stabbing of a 46-year-old mother of two Monday and announced that a sketch of the assailant is expected to be released Thursday. Nancy Clark, of Thomas Eakins Way in the Sanctuary development, was taking an afternoon stroll Monday when a man stabbed her at least five times in the throat and upper body outside her home. Clark remained in critical but stable condition yesterday, police said. Clark's assailant is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, about 5-foot-9, of medium build, and with short brown hair.