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February 20, 1991 | By Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 10, 1989 | By Neal Thompson, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
March 4, 1987 | By Lou Misselhorn, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 3, 2010 | By Maya Rao, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 14, 1986 | By Steve Herz, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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June 20, 1990 | By Peter Finn, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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December 15, 1991 | By Jennifer Reid Holman, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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February 8, 1989 | By Arlene Martin, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 5, 2003 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 1, 1989 | By Karen Weintraub, Special to The Inquirer
Evesham Fire Chief Thaddeus Lowden knew that his department was busy, but he didn't realize it was that busy. Lowden said he was surprised when an article in the October issue of Firehouse Magazine indicated that Evesham had the 13th-highest number of fire calls in the United States. The magazine polled more than 200 volunteer fire companies around the country and printed the results of total calls, total fire calls, engine company runs, emergency service runs, ladder company runs and total calls concerning hazardous materials.
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June 3, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Evesham Mayor Randy Brown, kicking coach for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, announced the creation of a political action committee Wednesday, a move that some see as intended to score the governor's office. Although he has publicly expressed interest in running for governor in 2017, he declined to say on the record Wednesday whether the new PAC paves the way for such a run. Its formal mission is to promote small businesses across New Jersey, and he will serve as its honorary chairman. "Small businesses are the backbone of New Jersey," Brown said at a news conference at the office of his brother Rick's Evesham Mortgage Co. in the township's Marlton district.
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May 4, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
In an unusual move, Evesham Township announced Monday that it is suing the local school district to halt the planned closing of Evans Elementary School. "The decision to close Evans was wrong," Mayor Randy Brown told a morning news conference, where he stood surrounded by parents of Evans schoolchildren, township officials, homeowners, home builders, and real estate agents. In their complaint, filed Monday in Superior Court, the Township Council and planning board assert that the district failed to submit its closing plan to the planning board for review, as required by state law. Changes to the district's long-range facilities plan are considered part of the township's master plan and subject to planning board review, the suit contends.
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March 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
Evesham Township is losing an elementary school. The school board voted, 6-3, to close Evans Elementary School, with district officials citing declining enrollment and rising costs. Evesham School District currently operates seven elementary schools and two middle schools. Closing Evans, officials said, will allow the district to maintain class sizes and academic programming. Enrollment has fallen 18 percent from a high of 5,436 students in 2004, with a consultant projecting further decline to fewer than 4,000 students in five years.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Evesham Township will pay $500,000 to keep police officers patrolling all of its public schools, township officials said Wednesday. Officers began patrolling the township's seven elementary and two middle schools last year, in addition to Cherokee High School, which already had a full-time police presence. The township and school district previously split the cost of patrols. The decision Wednesday came several months after a suicidal teen with a fake handgun tried to provoke police outside Van Zant Elementary School in December 2015.
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Evans Elementary School got a new fifth-grade wing in 2000, a new playground in 2004, and a new roof in 2011. Soon, it might have a "For Rent" sign on its front lawn. Evesham Township's school superintendent says closing Evans is a sensible response to the district's declining student population and mounting budgets. Next year's school budget is predicted to rise 5.1 percent over this year's, to $74.1 million. Superintendent John Scavelli Jr. projects that closing Evans, reassigning its 498 pupils, and cutting 25 staff positions could save $1.4 million annually.
NEWS
February 12, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, STAFF WRITER
The owners of Greentree Commons, a 1980s-era office park on Route 73 in Evesham, announced Thursday that they were razing it to make way for a $30 million "upscale retail complex. " Demolition began last month, and four of the six single-story office buildings are already demolished, Peter Lazaropoulos, managing partner of Lazgor L.L.C., told an on-site news conference. Rising in their place will be a suite of buildings called the View at Marlton, housing four restaurants, an AAA auto club office, shops, and a 45,000-square-foot LA Fitness center.
NEWS
February 10, 2016
New Jersey authorities have arrested a Burlington County man on child pornography charges. Christian D. Maher-Schultze, 23, of the unit block of Hawk Lane, in Evesham, is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for using his email to trade pornographic images of prepubescent girls engaging in sexual acts with men, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said Monday. Maher-Schultze was arrested Friday at home after investigators, acting on a search warrant, found the pornography on his computer.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A Cumberland County high school biology teacher was charged Wednesday with possession of child pornography, authorities said. David L. Rodriguez, 52, of Evesham, was arrested at his home after authorities executed a search warrant there, said Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi. Rodriguez, who teaches at Cumberland Regional High School in Upper Deerfield, allegedly used an online service to upload photos and videos showing pre-pubescent and underage boys engaged in sex acts.
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
With a rumble of its engine, a big yellow backhoe Tuesday crashed its hydraulic arm through a wall of Evesham Township's long-vacant Kmart store, a first step in the demolition - and rehabilitation - of a shopping center the township has long called an eyesore. "It's been a continual process to get where we are today," Mayor Randy Brown told residents and officials gathered at the Tri-Towne Plaza minutes before the backhoe sprang to life in Burlington County's largest municipality. "We've worked longer on this than any other project in Evesham," Brown said.
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | By Emily Babay, Philly.com staff
Police officers will now be assigned to all Evesham Township schools after a 14-year-old boy tried to provoke officers into shooting him this week. Each elementary and middle school in the Evesham Township School District will be staffed with a police officer through the end of December as details for a long-term plan are worked out, officials said Thursday. The move comes after 14-year-old boy was seen with a replica handgun near Van Zant Elementary School on Monday afternoon.
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