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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.
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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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August 29, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert Dugan Sr., 72, of Marlton, who retired in August 2001 as an Evesham Township police sergeant after 31 years on the force, died of kidney failure Monday, Aug. 25, at home. Mr. Dugan grew up in West Philadelphia and graduated from St. Thomas More High School in 1960. He served as a Navy clerk on a ship stationed off Cape Canaveral, Fla., that "would go out and recover" experimental missiles fired toward the Atlantic, his wife, Donna, said. "They loved that part" of their duty, she said.
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August 7, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 21, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 17, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 9, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 18, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 3, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 3, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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