December 7, 2012 |
More than five years after fire destroyed its town hall, Moorestown broke ground Friday on a 45,000-square-foot building that will house municipal offices and the township library. "It's a day long in the making and long overdue," Township Manager Scott Carew told a gathering of about 30 who stood, bearing umbrellas, before a muddy field at 111 W. Second St. Municipal offices have been in scattered rented spaces around town since the 2007 fire. Settling on its design, size, and budget took so long, Carew remarked, that three mayors, three town managers, and two architectural firms have been involved with the project since the blaze, of unknown origin, rendered the old building uninhabitable.
September 21, 2012 |
Gov. Corbett was repeatedly interrupted by protesters during a town-hall meeting Wednesday night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art organized by a talk-radio host. WPHT's Dom Giordano ended the event a half-hour earlier than its planned 90 minutes when it became clear that Corbett could not answer questions without being shouted at inside Van Pelt Auditorium. Police removed more than 10 people from the meeting. At one point, protesters interrupted the program for seven minutes.
August 1, 2013 |
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt didn't waste time Tuesday night before taking a jab at his key Democratic rival. "Hi, my name is Rush Holt and I'm a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but enough about Cory Booker," the Democratic congressman said before a filled auditorium of more than 200 people at Mercer County Community College, at a town hall dubbed "Geek Out Live. " While Holt started by jabbing, he spent nearly two hours focusing on his effort to inject his ideals into the Senate.
May 8, 2011 |
Nearly four years after a fire doomed Moorestown's fortresslike town hall, the only thing agreed upon is that the vacant concrete structure will be demolished in a few weeks. Meanwhile, the government of the wealthy Burlington County community operates out of five locations, including hard-to-find industrial park offices that have no signs or American flags marking them as public offices. Twenty proposals have come and gone. Now a $19 million plan for an all-inclusive municipal center is being debated.
March 5, 2001 |
Maybe it was the impending nor'easter. Maybe it was a calm after Fat Tuesday's rioting. Whatever drove an enthusiastic crowd into South Street's Theatre of Living Arts on Saturday night seemed a spirit of sorts - tribes looking for a message. The message came, as it does in most tribal ritual, in the form of rhythm, pulses and impulses multiflavored and deeply grooved. The night started with a new Philly quintet, Town Hall. Theirs is a slow-low groove, a union of precocious bass and "funky drummer" rhythm bubbling under old-soul melody.
March 15, 2011 |
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - Personal and political worlds collided at Gov. Christie's town hall meeting Tuesday when a microphone was handed to former Gov. Jim McGreevey's father. Referring to a comment last week at a similar meeting in which a female supporter called Christie "hot and sexy," Jack McGreevey asked: "What was [your wife] Mary Pat's reaction when you were called 'hot and sexy?' " Then he flashed Christie a thumbs-up. Christie and the crowd of several hundred broke into laughter.
February 28, 2013 |
When the phones start ringing Wednesday evening in Gloucester Township homes, it might be the mayor, not a telemarketer, interrupting dinner. Robocalls are scheduled to go out just before 7 inviting residents to join Mayor David Mayer in a "telephone town hall meeting. " The meeting will be set up like a Fortune 500 company's earnings call rather than an open conference call, with participants muted. Callers with questions or comments will queue up to speak, then be muted again while Mayer responds.
June 1, 2016 |
The out-of-the-blue knock on the door came on a Sunday afternoon in March, Carmen Argentina recalls. His wife, Sonia, was preparing pasta at their gracious Cherry Hill home. At the door was a pleasant real estate professional who said she was representing a buyer whose identity she could not disclose, but who was willing to pay cash. "She asked me, 'What would you want?' " Argentina, 80, says. "I told her, 'I'm not moving.' " However, the township may be interested in nearby land now occupied by two office buildings and at least two homes in the portion of the Kingston Estates neighborhood bounded by North Kings Highway, Daytona Avenue, Drake Terrace, and Queens Road.
November 18, 1990 |
Warrington's town hall, an old two-story, 2,500-square-foot structure that is home to the Police Department, maintenance crew, town manager and a handful of secretaries, is bursting at the seams. "We're crammed in here," said Vivian Bell, a town-hall secretary for the last decade. "If we hired anyone else, we'd have no place to put them. " The town hall, built in 1927, is also a difficult place to find - even for township residents. The hall is on Pickertown Road in the middle of Warrington's rolling countryside.
February 17, 1988 |
Amid the clamor of hammers and the hiss of blowtorches, Gibbsboro's century-old town hall is being put back together after two years as a sooty, vacant eyesore. But it is more than just a building that's being restored, it is a town's pride. As workers put the finishing touches this week on the redesigned and refurbished building, which has stood idle since it was damaged by fire in 1985, the town itself seemed to be coming out of its doldrums. "What a difference a year makes.