July 2, 2014 |
A controversial proposed subdivision in the Gill Tract section of Haddonfield is slated Tuesday to come before the borough Planning Board. Local developer Mark DeFeo is seeking permission to divide 605 Warwick Rd. into three lots. The plan also calls for tearing down the large stone house on the slightly more than one-acre property. The subdivision has sparked strong opposition, not to mention many lawn signs, well beyond the property's immediate neighborhood. Critics - including civic activists from other sections - say the redevelopment will be out of scale with the neighborhood, eroding its character, as they say other developments have in other parts of town.
June 30, 2014 |
The two friends would sit on the beach in Avalon, watching their children play in the sand and waves, and dream of how one day they would be designers with their own business. It was only a dream until Kathleen Cochet and Anne Flynn made it a reality in 2009, when they founded a pop-up design firm. One product, vintage-style subway signs printed on high-quality paper, sold like hotcakes - so well, the pair renamed their business MySubwaySign. But their company needed a home. And, as it came to pass, so did Cochet.
June 21, 2014 |
Jerrold Schwaber, 67, of Haddonfield, a former immunologist at Jefferson Medical College, died Friday, June 6, at home from complications of surgery. Born in Evanston, Ill., Dr. Schwaber earned a bachelor's degree in the analysis of ideas at the University of Chicago in 1969 and a doctorate in theoretical biology there in 1974, his wife, Susan Hoch, said. Dr. Schwaber was an instructor and assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital from 1974 to 1991.
June 16, 2014 |
When Tony Carreras and Jim Gligor met 11 years ago in a well-known gay bar in Washington, each suspected that life as he knew it would change. "We were pretty serious from the start," Gligor said. But soon after that start, Gligor, a Woodbury native, left Washington for Philadelphia to continue his career in human resources. A two-year-long weekend romance ensued. In 2005, Carreras, now 58, an ophthalmologist who reviewed clinical trials for the Food and Drug Administration, took advantage of early retirement.
June 7, 2014 |
Isaak Anderson and Sam Oberholtzer became the first boys' double team in Haddonfield history to win a state tennis championship. The top seeds defeated Livingston's second-seeded pair of Justin Patel and Jesse Korovin, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, Thursday at Mercer County Park. Oberholtzer, a sophomore, is the school's first player to win more than 50 matches in a season. Anderson, a senior, finished with 166 wins, most by a boy at Haddonfield.
June 4, 2014 |
The signs may have started in Haddonfield's stately Gill Tract section, but they soon struck a chord of concern well beyond these well-kept lawns. They have sprouted up on housing lots large and small all around town. They exhort residents to "Show up, Speak up" at Tuesday evening's planning board meeting and "Say no to 605 Warwick Development. " A local developer is seeking to subdivide the one-acre-plus property into three lots with three houses, including most of the large stone house that sits on the land.
June 2, 2014 |
Briana Gess walked to a patch of grass to the right of the finish line and caught her breath. She high-fived and hugged competitors and talked with her teammates after the 800-meter run Saturday at the Group 2 track and field championships at Egg Harbor Township. She had a similar reaction to her other finishes in state competitions throughout her freshman year. Gess won sectionals, states, and the Meet of Champions in cross-country in the fall. She won the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 at the South Jersey meet last week and the 1,600 Friday night.
May 30, 2014 |
A parcel of Haddonfield land where a developer wanted to erect a multiunit apartment building may instead be preserved as permanent green space. Borough officials are proposing to buy 65 N. Haddon Ave., better known as the historic Boxwood Hall property, from its owner and would-be developer Bill Burris. On Tuesday night, the commissioners introduced an ordinance that would allow the borough to borrow the $1.8 million called for by the proposed purchase agreement. There will be a public hearing on the proposal June 10. As part of that agreement, the owner would drop his lawsuit against the borough regarding the property, officials said.
May 25, 2014 |
Kevin Cianfarini turned his head to the right as he entered the final stretch of the 800-meter run Saturday at Buena. The West Deptford senior looked back and didn't see any competition, but that wasn't what he was looking for. He turned so he could see teammate Dale Johnson, who was the next-closest runner. Cianfarini didn't look back again until after he crossed the finish line. He saw Johnson take second place and pumped his right fist, knowing then he could celebrate the victory.
May 23, 2014 |
They started out as T-ballers, little guys with their hats flying off their heads and their sights set on the same postgame reward: snowcones from the snack stand. They are big boys now, and while they still enjoy a celebratory sweet, they are chasing another prize: a state title. "It's weird to think how long we've been together and these are our last games together," Haddonfield senior Mike McLaughlin said about his classmate, teammate, and best friend since kindergarten, Mark Ostbye.