March 10, 2016 |
A highly controversial, three-part school-improvement referendum proposal in Haddonfield was approved by borough voters Tuesday. However, multipart referendum proposals in the Gloucester County school districts of Deptford, Kingsway Regional, and Monroe Township all went down in defeat, according to unofficial returns. Haddonfield's three proposals totaled $35.3 million, which will raise taxes on the average home, valued at $484,266, by about $300 a year. The referendum spurred citizens' groups both for and against the measures.
March 7, 2016 |
Taylor Sehdev's first shot, on Haddonfield's first possession of the game, was a smooth corner three that looked almost effortless. It was a rare tranquil moment in a game defined by wild, frenzied, and, at times, head-scratching moments. But for Sehdev, it might have been the most important sequence of the afternoon as her fifth-seeded Bulldawgs upset top-seeded Cinnaminson, 55-43, in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. "Once I make my first shot, I always feel so much more calm," Sehdev said.
March 4, 2016 |
Haddonfield School District officials have invited residents to an "open mic" discussion of the school bond referendum Thursday evening at Haddonfield Memorial High School. The $35.3 million referendum question, being put to a vote Tuesday, has proved controversial, with citizens' groups rallying for and against the bond proposal. District officials and members of Citizens for Responsible Investment in Our Schools say the work that would be covered by the proposed bond is essential and is a paring back of an earlier estimate of $80 million in repairs needed at the schools.
February 26, 2016 |
Daniel L. Cheney was a blood bank technician at an Army hospital in West Germany in the 1950s when he became friends with a fellow Army tech, Eugene W. Jackson. After Jackson returned to Philadelphia, he called on Mr. Cheney to join him as a staffer for an in-house magazine, Consultant, at Smith, Kline & French Laboratories. In 1970, they left to form a magazine publishing firm that eventually became Springhouse Corp., in Spring House, near Ambler. After a few ideas didn't seem to work, the pair hit on a monthly magazine for nurses, "to show how to deal with difficult clinical problems," Mr. Cheney's wife, Eleanora, said.
February 25, 2016
A residents' group lobbying against a $35.3 million bond referendum for repairs and renovations to Haddonfield public schools will hold information sessions Wednesday and Sunday. Citizens Urging a Responsible Bond (CURB) says it wants to see the March 8 question defeated in favor of a later, smaller bond issue and greater public oversight. The first session will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haddonfield Borough Hall's auditorium, 242 Kings Highway E. That presentation will be repeated Sunday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the borough hall.
February 23, 2016 |
The first race was a dramatic finish, and moments after a wild, poolside celebration, Jared McNeill approached his Haddonfield swim team. One assistant coach, still elated, turned to him. "Do you have any idea how fast that was?" he asked. A confident McNeill smiled. "Probably fast as hell. " The senior had just anchored the 200-yard medley relay in 21.45 seconds, helping his team edge Demarest by .37 seconds. More than just a win, this was a statement. "It was the race I was thinking about all last night - I brought out everything I had," McNeill said after Haddonfield's narrow 90-80 loss to Demarest in Sunday's Public C state championship.
February 22, 2016 |
Mike Cohen's 1,000th career point could not have come at a more crucial point in Bishop Eustace's 60-59 win over Haddonfield at the Camden High Invitational on Saturday. Cohen scored 16 points and reached the milestone by hitting the game-winning foul shot with a half-second left on the clock. Pat Fish led the Crusaders with 19 points. Bishop Eustace is ranked 11th in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Haddonfield is 18th. Also at the Camden High Invitational, Jamal Holloway scored eight of his 20 points in the third quarter and Myles Thompson had 18 points and nine rebounds in Camden's 74-49 victory over Rancocas Valley.
February 22, 2016 |
Tears in their eyes, the Haddonfield girls were visibly upset. But no one felt the team didn't work hard enough. Though second-seeded Haddonfield conceded the NJSIAA Public C swimming final to top-seeded Mountain Lakes (13-2), 93-77, on Saturday, Sophie Fontaine had a positive takeaway for her side: It defied expectations. No one, not even the swimmers themselves, figured the team would make it as far as it did. "I don't think anyone is going to look back on this meet and say they wish they had done something different.
February 20, 2016 |
The bus rides get a little quieter at this time of the season. The pregame cheers get a little louder. "It's strange and exciting at the same time," Haddonfield swimmer Sophie Fontaine said. For Fontaine and her senior teammates, Saturday's Public C state final against Mountain Lakes at the College of New Jersey will mark the end of the team portion of their careers at Haddonfield. Fontaine said it's "bittersweet," a feeling likely shared by other seniors from the Haddonfield, Bishop Eustace, and Ocean City girls' teams as well as the Cherry Hill East, Mainland, and Haddonfield boys' teams, all of which will compete in this weekend's state finals.
February 19, 2016
14 Blocks in the last four games for Sterling's Jordan Wallace, including 5 against Cherokee on Feb. 12. 14 Of 18 three-pointers hit by Gloucester's Nikki Velez in a record-setting performance in the head-to-head championship round of the SJIBT three-point competition. 18 Points and 10 rebounds for Delran guard Brenna Cloud in the Bears' 35-34 upset of Haddonfield on Feb. 14. 22 Consecutive wins for Highland, the last remaining undefeated team in South Jersey.