April 6, 2015 |
Space is becoming a premium in Cherry Hill as applications for new development keep pouring in. "The entire township is hot," said Paul Stridick, township director of community development. "We are trying to accommodate them all. " Kennedy Health plans to break ground on a $50 million medical office building this month, and several pockets are under township review as potential "areas in need of redevelopment," which could lead to more businesses moving in. Stridick said he was running out of room along Haddonfield Road, one of the most sought-after addresses.
September 16, 2014 |
For months, the peculiar saga of a downtown Swedesboro liquor shop owner scaring away customers - many of them shouted down with racial epithets in a manner reminiscent of a bygone era - has been the talk of the borough. Some were shooed from the store without the booze (or, in one case, the Coke) they had come to buy. Others were locked out. A handwritten note on the door warned patrons: "The clerk does not want to talk. " Complaints about store owner Mario "Mike" Falciani's outbursts led the mayor to call him a "known racist.
September 2, 2013 |
When he was arrested that October evening in 1777, Jonas Cattell did not realize his detention would help the patriot cause, much less affect the outcome of a Revolutionary War battle. The 18-year-old was corralled with other suspected rebels by Hessian mercenaries when he overheard talk of an attack on Americans at Fort Mercer in Red Bank, N.J., and he knew what he had to do. Released the next day, Cattell ran 10 miles, bypassing Hessians along the way, to alert fellow colonials who then repelled the larger enemy force, killing hundreds.
February 22, 2013 |
Two Chester County teenagers who were seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision on Kings Highway in Caln Township Wednesday night remain hospitalized this afternoon. Around 8:30 p.m. a 1994 Ford F250 pickup truck driven by Jonathan Norton, 18, left the road and hit a utility pole, Caln police said. A second pickup, a Ford F150 driven by 17-year-old Zach Miles, also left the road, hitting a utility pole and a car parked in a driveway. Norton and the juvenile, who was not identified, were taken to Paoli Hospital.
December 29, 2012 |
For the 15th year in a row, Haddonfield will usher in the new year with a family-friendly First Night celebration Monday. The 2012 version offers events ranging from rock music to a magic show, from historical reenactors to fireworks. More than a dozen sites on or near Kings Highway will host events, starting at 6. Many of the shows are for children, including several musical performances and the magic act. Shuttles will stop every 15 minutes at each venue. Admission to all indoor activities costs $15, the price of a First Night button, which may be purchased in advance or on Monday.
October 18, 2012
Cherry Hill police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday as 19-year-old Robert Scouler III, a township resident. Scouler was traveling north on Kings Highway shortly before 4:30 p.m. when he struck a vehicle driven by Robert Vindick, 40, of Newtonville near the intersection with Tampa Avenue, police said. Vindick was pulling onto Kings Highway from Tampa Avenue when the crash occurred, they said. Scouler was pronounced dead at Kennedy University Hospital-Cherry Hill.
July 13, 2012 |
On an ordinary weekend, Haddonfield's main drag, Kings Highway, bustles with window shoppers, restaurant-goers, and families out for a stroll. Little side streets beckon with boutiques and galleries. But this weekend, Kings Highway will be in its annual Crafts and Fine Art Festival mode, a reminder that this town loves the arts, and has set aside this summer weekend for the last 19 years to prove it. This year marks a milestone 20th anniversary of the show. Tents line the middle of the street, and foot traffic expands exponentially as more than 285 crafters and artists, all juried into the show, display their wares in a festive arts corridor.
June 11, 2006 |
From bygone days comes - by way of Swedesboro - a watery story. Horse troughs, made of stone, wood or sometimes metal, were once fixtures in communities like Swedesboro before the era of the automobile. But now no more than 20 remain in the state, including the one in Swedesboro. Nowadays there is water in Swedesboro's 96-year-old granite horse trough only when it rains. No one can even remember the last time a horse actually used the 8,000-pound trough, which sat for years on a concrete island in the middle of Kings Highway, which bisects the community.
October 17, 2004 |
It may need a new heating system, but the Tudor Revival mansion that sits on a prominent grassy triangle in Moorestown is still an elegant monument to classical architecture, culture and love. The 2 1/2-story estate was built in 1910 as a wedding gift to Dudley and Alice Perkins from his wealthy parents, 19th-century Moorestown residents who lived across the street. The building was designed by Herbert C. Wise, a renowned early 20th-century architect, on five acres at the busy crossroads of Kings Highway and Camden Avenue.
October 16, 2003 |
t's hard to imagine, but Cherry Hill once was close to the middle of nowhere. The place had different names in those days. First it was part of Waterford Township, then, in 1844, it became Delaware Township. William Penn's Quakers settled the land and families with names such as Ellis, Cooper and Cole farmed it. The most that could have been said for Delaware Township into the 20th century was that it stood at the meeting of Marlton Pike and Kings Highway. But by the time voters adopted the name Cherry Hill in 1961, the 24.5-square-mile township on the eastern edge of Camden County had become somewhere, a destination for gamblers, diners, big-name entertainers, politicians and the first generation of families looking to stake a claim to the suburban dream after World War II. Now, the township that sprung up around a colonial crossroads is at a crossroads itself, as age sets in and what has become a suburban city encounters a new wave of educated immigrants making Cherry Hill a first stop on their way to the American dream.