August 24, 2013 |
With just 18 days left to collect 1,100 signatures for a referendum, Mark Singer was wondering Thursday if Main Street was the right place to be circulating a petition. "Hi. Do you live in Moorestown?" he'd ask passersby as he stood outside Passariello's Pizzeria & Italian Eatery, perhaps the busiest spot downtown. Singer was incensed, he explained earlier, that the Township Council on Monday had raised from $300 to $2,600 the amount that firms seeking or having contracts with the township may donate to individual candidates annually.
August 21, 2013 |
Despite the vigorous objections of a dozen speakers, the Moorestown Township Council voted Monday to increase significantly the size of donations firms doing or seeking business with the town may give to political candidates and parties. Critics urged the council not to dilute the town's stringent pay-to-play rules, enacted five years ago, but Republican council members said the ordinance brings the town in line with state rules and is less confusing. No one in the audience of about 35 appeared to accept the argument.
August 18, 2013 |
Moorestown Township Council is considering an ordinance that would increase the political campaign-contributions threshold for businesses looking to contract with the township more than eight times the current amount. The council is holding a public hearing Monday evening before voting on the proposed amendments to the township's pay-to-play ordinance. The current law and suggested changes have been criticized by campaign-finance-reform advocate the Citizens Campaign. The ordinance, if passed, would increase the amount a business entity could donate from $300 in the year preceding a given contract to $2,600.
August 17, 2013 |
James R. Doherty Jr., 76, of Moorestown, owner and chief executive since 1991 of Weber Display & Packaging in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, of heart failure at home. Raised in Philadelphia, Mr. Doherty graduated in 1955 from Collingswood High School, where he was a center on the varsity football team for three years, his son, James R. III, said. While in high school, he worked as a clerk at a Food Fair store in Runnemede, where his father, James R. Sr., was the manager.
August 13, 2013 |
For 50 years, she has danced in the shadow of her glamorous big sister in Cherry Hill. Suitors with names like Nordstrom and Saks would flirt, only to slip away - sometimes into big sister's arms. But now, the Moorestown Mall has two new beaux. And with suave super chef Marc Vetri on one arm and hip Iron Chef Jose Garces on the other, its owners say the gray-haired maiden of Moorestown is poised to outshine Cherry Hill Mall as a place to "dine, shop, and be seen" in South Jersey.
July 20, 2013 |
If it had been another library, or another decade, Joe Galbraith might have paid a visit to that worker with the shrieking cement cutter outside his office and called out: "Don't you know this is a library ?" But "we don't do shhhh ," said Galbraith, director of the Moorestown Library, turning his gaze back from the window. "It really is a vibrant space we have here. " In truth, that big, scary-looking blade slicing the curb off North Church Street and those bulldozers rumbling near West Second Street were music to Galbraith's ears.
June 16, 2013
Boys' and Girls' Athletes of the Year These are The Inquirer's South Jersey athletes of the year, past and present. From 1977 to 1984, just one athlete was honored. 1977: Tracy Hall, Moorestown. 1978: Bryan Warrick, Burlington Township. 1979: Carl Lewis, Willingboro. 1980: Glenn Moore, Deptford. 1981: Carol Lewis, Willingboro. 1982: Tim Curry, Paul VI. 1983: Darrell Booker, Willingboro. 1984: Gordie Lockbaum, Glassboro. 1985: Sean Redman, Glassboro; Sharon Ross, Washington Township.
June 15, 2013 |
Dan Willis can see both sides of the argument. During an enormously successful regular season, Willis' Moorestown boys' lacrosse team defeated Ridge, the team that went on to win the Tournament of Champions. It's the kind of victory that could add frustration to the way Moorestown's season ended - in a double-overtime, upset loss to Shawnee in the South Jersey Group 3 final. But there's another way to look at it. "There's a lot of pride in winning a game like that," said Willis, Moorestown's senior goalie and The Inquirer's Player of the Year in South Jersey boys' lacrosse, "because it shows us that we could have been there, that we could have played with anyone.
June 15, 2013 |
During games, it was often hard to tell who was in charge. And that's probably the greatest testament to Tim Gushue's role as head coach of the Shawnee boys' lacrosse team. His staff featured young assistant coaches, former players of Gushue's who ran the team's offense and defense. And most glaringly, there was the older gentleman who stalked the sidelines, leaning on a walker. He was loud, brash and passionate, oozing with knowledge. His name is Bob Turco. He's something of a forefather of lacrosse in the state.
June 14, 2013
First Team Attack Mike Handlan, Moorestown, Jr. Handlan, a University of Delaware recruit, netted 58 goals against one of the state's toughest schedules. Reed Hofmann, Lenape, Sr. Hoffman was a leader and top offensive threat for the Indians. He recorded 31 assists and 45 goals. Andrew Streilein, Lenape, Jr. Strelein's 60 goals put him among South Jersey's leading scorers. He also added 21 assists. Midfield Tyler Schulte, Seneca, Sr. The Widener recruit was the area's most dynamic offensive weapon.