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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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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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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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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.
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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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March 19, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two months of refusing to answer questions from residents during the public portion of Evesham Township Council meetings, Mayor Randy Brown broke his silence Tuesday night. Brown and the four other members of the all-Republican council interacted with residents by answering questions, sharing concerns, and offering explanations. "I see tonight things have changed, and I compliment the council for that," said Kenneth Mills, an 81-year-old resident who frequently attends meetings and who had complained about the mayor's recent policy of not responding to questions.
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March 5, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Evesham Township Council addressed a growing controversy Tuesday over its refusal to answer questions from the public by criticizing reporters and then continuing its silence. When five residents raised questions at the regular council meeting, Mayor Randy Brown did not acknowledge their remarks or thank them. Their questions were not immediately answered. The policy has stirred outrage among residents, who have posted comments on Facebook pages and newspaper websites, and has sparked stories in several newspapers and concern from open-government watchdogs.
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March 4, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The heated exchange between a proud mayor with a football career and an elderly resident who wanted to question town policies sorely needed a referee that bitter December night. For four tense minutes, Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown drowned out Kenneth Mills, 81, after Mills asked about a tax abatement on a property and attempted to tell Brown to calm down. In a booming voice, Brown, the kicking coach for the Baltimore Ravens, told Mills that he had been overwhelmingly reelected in November and that "65 percent of the people who came out love what I do. " He barely addressed the tax abatement.
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March 2, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
They lined up as Evesham Township Judge Karen Caplan called their names. First one row, all ticketed for using a cellphone while driving. Then a second, a third, and a fourth. The pack grew to nearly 40 people, all planning to plead guilty, when Caplan finished the list. "Were you using a handheld cellphone while driving?" Caplan asked each person, eliciting the inevitable "yes" in response. First-time offenders received $200 fines, second-time violators had to pay $400, as state law mandates, and so on. More than the amount of the fines, it was the size of the crowd he was in that surprised Dave DiMedio, 55, a lumber company owner from Medford.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Brielle Urciuoli, Inquirer Staff Writer
After years of being an eyesore to Evesham residents and those traveling along Route 70, the Tri-Towne Plaza will be transformed from a lot of vacant storefronts to a $25 million shopping center and apartment complex. Evesham Mayor Randy Brown, in a Tuesday news conference, boasted that once the project was completed, the location, which would be renamed the Shoppes at Renaissance Square and the Residence at Renaissance Square, could potentially be "the most active site in Evesham Township.
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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.
NEWS
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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