COMMUNITY CONNECTION: News from around South Jersey
By Grace Clevenger
The Kingdom Crumb, a food truck started last summer by The Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation and The Connection Church to provide free food in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas, purchased a storefront in Cherry Hill to serve as its headquarters and as a storage facility for the food.
A plan to revive the former Echelon Mall includes beer courts, laser tag, sports bars and outdoor movie nights. The agreement made between Brandywine Financial Corp. and mall owner Namar Financial also included plans for town homes, age-restricted senior and market-rate apartments, as well as some low-to-moderate income housing units.
Next Mount Laurel Zoning Board Meeting: March 6, 7 p.m. at the Municipal Court Room
Next Moorestown Township Council Meeting: March 11, 7 p.m., at Town Hall
Next Voorhees Township Committee Meeting: March 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Voorhees Township Conference Room
Next Cherry Hill Council Meeting: March 25, 7:30 p.m. at the N. John Amato Council Chambers, Room 208
March 5 LRHSD STEM Career Expo, 7 p.m.
March 8 Teacher In-Service, schools closed for Evesham, Cherokee, Lenape and Shawnee schools
March 9 SAT Testing, locations vary
March 11 Teacher In-Service Day, Voorhees Township schools closed
March 28 Teacher In-Service, Medford Township delayed opening
Bulletin Board: Updates and announcements about your local schools
By Grace Clevenger
Washington Township High School’s Interact Club hosted the 16th annual “Monzo Madness,” a dance-a-thon that raises money for ALS. The students raised about $15,000 after the cost of supplies. The money will be donated to the Philadelphia chapter of ALS research and to the family of teacher and coach Mike Schuenemann, who recently passed away from cancer.
Moorestown High School was awarded nearly $1.2 million by the Burlington County Board of Freeholders. The money is meant to improve security and will be used for security vestibules, visitor screening hardware and software, to expand and upgrade video camera systems, new interior door locks and internal communication/notification systems.
Washington Township held its 25th annual “Helping Hands Super Bowl Hoagie Sale” and partnered with Monroe Township for the eighth year in a row in order to reach a larger crowd. The money is donated to those in need of assistance with medical concerns, and it was estimated that the two towns would raise over $50,000.
A Medford man was charged with impersonating a state police trooper. The man left voicemails demanding information from a woman and claimed he was a state police detective sergeant from the New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station in Southampton.
Evesham Township police seized 16 bags of heroin from a wanted man during a traffic stop. The man was pulled over in the township’s Data Drive Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) Zone, which is in place to reduce crime, accidents and violations.
A Burlington Township man was sentenced to 47 years in state prison in the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her step-sister on New Year’s Eve in 2017.
ROSTER BEAT: Team, player and coach news
The Cherokee boys basketball team captured its third straight Olympic Conference American Division title with a perfect 8-0 record in the division. A 56-52 win over Eastern was a key game along the way and marked the 200th career victory for coach Eric Cassidy, who is in his fourth season with the Chiefs after starting out at Schalick.
Three local girls swimming teams claimed sectional championships: Cherry Hill East in Group A, Moorestown in Group B and Haddonfield in Group C.
The New Jersey Senior All-Star Basketball Game will be held at Rider University next month. Among the boys selected to the South roster are Mattea Morini of Bishop Eustace, Baba Ajike of Camden Catholic, Ryan Ems of Eastern, Conor Regan of Gloucester Catholic, Dan Fleming and Mike DePersia of Haddonfield and Hartnel Haye of Paul VI. The South roster for the girls includes Ava Therien of Cherokee, Azana Baines of Gloucester Catholic, Morgan Robinson of Kingsway, Shannon Mulroy of Lenape and Carly Stroemel of Paul VI.
Legendary Paulsboro wrestling coach Paul Morina notched the 700th win of his career as the Red Raiders defeated Kittatinny, 63-3, for the Group I state championship.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 12 (February 2019).
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