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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Town Hall to close early Friday; no trash/recycling pickup on Labor Day

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

There will be no trash, recycling or yard-waste collection on Monday. Monday's routes will be collected on Tuesday; all other collection days will remain the same.

Please note: Recycling collection may be delayed one day in some neighborhoods. If your trash or recycling is not collected on its scheduled day, please leave it at the curb and it will be collected on the following day.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422, or Republic Services of NJ at (856) 234-4000.Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Sept. 8

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, weather-permitting:

• St. Mary's Drive
• Village Drive
• Doncaster Road
• Oakley Drive
• Whitby Road
• Cooper Run Drive
• Rutgers Road
• Fox Hollow Drive
• Hawthorne Drive
• Hunters Drive
• Forage Lane
• Saddlebrook Court
• Chapel Avenue
• Bedford Avenue
• Martin Avenue
• Hollis Avenue
• Graham Avenue
• Severn Avenue
• Sherwood Avenue
• Mercer Street
• Warren Avenue
• Dove Street
• Murray Avenue
• Marlboro Avenue
• State Street
• Barlow Avenue
• Holly Street
• Linderman Avenue
• Petitt Avenue
• Thomas Street
• Victor Avenue
• Dudley Avenue
• Woodland Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• Cobble Creek Circle
• West High Ridge Road
• Woodbury Drive
• West Brook Drive
• Birchwood Park Drive South
• Crestview Drive
• Lakeview Drive
• Lakeview Court
• Greentree Way
• Roland Court
• Buttonwood Drive
• Red Oak Drive
• Sequoia Road
• Teak Court
• South East Gate Drive
• Riding Drive
• Millhouse Lane

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Sept. 2

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, weather-permitting:

• Chateau Drive
• Blossom Court
• Prince Drive
• Autumn Lane
• Spring Road
• Syracuse Drive
• Rutgers Road
• Colgate Drive
• Dartmouth Road
• Clemson Road
• Purple Place
• Bucknell Drive
• Kenwood Drive
• Suffolk Court
• Bowood Drive
• Brookmead Drive
• Westover Drive
• Midway Drive
• Briar Road
• Wayland Road
• Sharrowvale Road
• Pelham Road
• Redstone Ridge
• Sawmill Road
• Partree Road
• Dorset Road
• Weston Drive
• Ashford Road
• Weston Court
• Tendring Road
• Wexford Drive
• Dunbarton Road
• Lavenham Road
• Chapel Ave.
• Glen Lane
• Knollwood Drive
• Coach Lane
• Darby Lane
• Eddy Lane
• S. Forge Lane
• Lafferty Drive
• Bellows Lane
• Orchid Lane
• Pebble Lane
• Meryl Lane
• Kings Hwy North
• Forrest Road
• Ramble Road
• Kingsley Road
• Kingsport Road
• King George Road
• Bancroft Road
• Salsbury Road
• Hastings Road
• Douglas Drive
• Lee Ann Road
• Cooper Landing Road
• McGill Avenue
• Connecticut Avenue
• Massachusetts Avenue
• Rhode Island Avenue
• Brookline Avenue
• Valley Run Drive
• Windsor Drive
• Royal Oak Avenue
• Brentwood Avenue
• Berkshire Avenue
• Maine Avenue

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Mayor Cahn introduces fourth straight budget with no tax increase

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Municipal taxes will not increase for a fourth consecutive year, under the FY2016 budget introduced to Council on Monday by Mayor Chuck Cahn.

Click here to read Mayor Cahn's budget address.

Included in the $67,550,865 budget is approximately $8 million earmarked for road improvements for the coming year – more than double the amount allocated for roadwork in 2015.

Other highlights include funding for new traffic calming measures, as well as several recreation projects, such as the installation of new multi-use athletic fields at Cherry Hill High Schools East and West, upgrades to local parks, playgrounds and sport courts, and continued preservation of the historic Barclay Farmstead and Croft Farm.

“This budget reflects my administration’s commitment to fiscal responsibility, while investing heavily in our town’s critical infrastructure and municipal services,” Cahn said. “It will allow us to make significant progress in improving our local roads, as well as provide first-rate recreational facilities for Cherry Hill residents of all ages.”

In his address to Council, Cahn cited a number of factors that have contributed to the town’s financial stability, including increased efficiencies, low interest rates that have helped to reduce annual debt-service costs, and ongoing efforts to promote economic growth and reinvestment.

“We continue to keep taxes stable, control municipal debt, and fund important programs and projects that ensure Cherry Hill remains a great place to live and work,” Cahn said. “We are running the Township more efficiently, and have positioned ourselves to invest heavily in our community today, while giving us the flexibility to plan for the future.”Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Mayor Cahn delivers FY2016 budget address to Council

Below is a transcript of Mayor Chuck Cahn's remarks on Cherry Hill's Fiscal Year 2016 budget, delivered during the Township Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015:

Good evening, everyone. It is my pleasure tonight to present to Council my administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016.

I am very proud to say that, for the fourth year in a row, there will be no increase in municipal taxes for the coming year.

Additionally – and just as importantly – this year’s budget includes continued investments in infrastructure, public safety, and recreation.

And it more than doubles last year’s spending on road maintenance, which will allow us to make a significant impact on our local roads that are most in need of repairs.

I want to take a moment to thank everyone - from my senior staff and department heads, down to the employees throughout Town Hall whose hard work has enabled us to continue on this positive path for another year.

When I took office nearly four years ago, I promised to run the local government efficiently and effectively; to streamline Township operations and emphasize fiscal responsibility, while continuing to deliver strong municipal services.

At the same time, I knew that building a strong future for our entire community would require a multi-faceted approach.

One that would improve our commercial landscape, but also preserve and enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill.

To be successful, we would need:
• To streamline our internal operations and increase efficiencies within Town Hall.
• To emphasize economic development, encourage new investment in CH, revitalize underutilized sites, and build our total ratable base.
• And to continue to improve municipal services and make smart investments in infrastructure, public safety and recreation – while also controlling municipal debt.

The $67 million budget we have proposed for Fiscal Year 2016 is the result of those ongoing efforts.

We have held the line on taxes for yet another year, while at the same time, funding important programs and services that ensure Cherry Hill remains a great place – for both residents and businesses alike.
• We have allotted more than $8 million for this year’s Road Maintenance Program – almost four times the amount we were spending on our roads when I became Mayor.
• We continue to support public safety and recreation, and have established a strong partnership with the Board of Education that will improve athletic facilities across town – including new multi-use turf fields at Cherry Hill East and West and new tennis courts at Cherry Hill West that will be completed this fall.
• And we continue to control municipal debt – taking advantage of our strong credit rating and near-historically low interest rates to save taxpayers more than $5 million over the last four years.

This is great news for our community and our taxpayers, and is due in large part to smart planning and hard work across all of our municipal departments.

It is also the direct result of our ongoing efforts to promote economic growth and reinvestment.

Since 2012, we have worked to make Cherry Hill more business friendly and to revitalize underutilized, vacant properties in an effort to return them to our tax rolls at a higher and better use.

Our progress can be seen at nearly every corner of our community.

Cherry Hill has emerged as a regional hub for healthcare, and will soon be home to some of the biggest names in medicine: including Penn, Cooper, Virtua, Lourdes and Kennedy.

Our total ratables have increased for the first time in more than a decade – to more than $8.1 billion dollars.

New families are moving into our community at the highest rate in years.

We are revitalizing our community’s gateways.

And we have secured important protections for open space throughout Cherry Hill – including at the Woodcrest Country Club, and beyond.

In short, Cherry Hill is growing. Cherry Hill is flourishing.

Cherry Hill is once again a place where families, seniors and young professionals alike want to live.

Cherry Hill is now a place where businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, want to be.

As Mayor, I’m proud to work alongside the staff in Town Hall to move our community forward in a positive way, every day of the year.

We are running Cherry Hill more efficiently, and have positioned ourselves to invest heavily in our community today, while giving us the flexibility to plan for the future.

I look forward to working together with Council to finalize this budget in the next several weeks, so that we may continue to provide Cherry Hill residents with the best possible programs and services, while maintaining our commitment to fiscal responsibility and efficiency.

Thank youRead on...

Posted on: August 7, 2015

Kenilworth connector, Croft Farm fields projects move forward

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – The Township is moving forward with two open space and recreation projects, with Council approving contracts for the construction of a pedestrian connector in the Kenilworth neighborhood, and the creation of two multi-use athletic fi...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Township, School District plan new multi-use athletic fields at Cherry Hill East, West

Mayor Chuck Cahn on Wednesday announced a joint effort between the Township and the Cherry Hill Board of Education to install new multi-sport turf fields at Cherry Hill High Schools East and West.

The Board of Education approved a letter of intent sup...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Aug. 26

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, weather-permitting:

• Lafferty Drive
• Knollwood Drive
• Coach Lane
• Darby Lane
• Eddy Lane
• South Forge Lane
• Glen Lane
• Chelten Parkway
• Avon Road
• Brighton Road
• Cambridge Road
• Edgemoor Road
• Orlando Road
• Kingston Drive
• Lisa Lane
• Kings Point Road
• W. Cliff Drive
• Strathmore Drive
• Hilltop Drive
• Hilltop Court
• Birchwood Park Drive North
• Apley Drive
• Henfield Avenue
• Sandringham Road
• Marlowe Road
• Chestnut Terrace
• Church Road
• Delwood Road
• Hassemer Road
• Pratt Road
• Coles Avenue
• Howard Johnson Road
• Hidden Lane

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Aug. 4, 6

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on both Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 6, weather-permitting:

Tuesday, Aug. 4
• Chateau Drive
• Blossom Court
• Prince Drive
• Autumn Court
• Autumn Lane
• Spring Road
• Manor House Drive
• Walkaway Lane
• Furlong Drive
• Carriage House Court
• Manor House Court
• Galloping Hill Road
• Equestrian Lane
• Short Hills Drive
• Bride Court
• Saddlehorn Road
• Old Icehouse Lane
• Uxbridge Drive
• Sutton Place
• Vanessa Way
• Embassy Row
• Centennial Drive
• Brookmead Drive
• Bowood Drive
• Redstone Ridge
• Pelham Road
• Westover Drive
• Wayland Road
• Sharrowvale Road

Thursday, Aug. 6
• Tendring Road
• Partree Road
• Dorset Road
• Weston Drive
• Ashford Road
• Buxton Road
• Wexford Court
• Dunbarton Road
• Lavenham Road
• Highgate Lane
• Rooftree Road
• Shreeves Lane
• Old Orchard Road
• Evans Lane
• Vanessa Court
• Southwood Drive
• Doris Drive
• Old Cuthbert Road
• Park Road
• Deer Road
• Chapel Avenue
• Sheffield Road
• Elkins Road
• Forrest Road
• Belle Arbor Drive
• King George Road
• Kingston Road
• Yorkshire Road
• Bradford Road

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Friday, July 31

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. Friday, July 31, weather-permitting:

• Colwick Road
• Merion Road
• Lenape Road
• St Martins Road
• St Davids Road
• Ambler Road
• Bala Road
• Wayne Road
• Overbrook Drive
• Media Road
• Colmar Road
• Kent Road
• Arrison Court
• 5th Avenue
• N Princeton Avenue
• Church Road
• Oakview Avenue
• Willis Avenue
• Wilbur Avenue
• Wisteria Avenue
• Miller Avenue
• Merchant Street
• William Street
• Lawrence Street
• Main Street
• Chapel Avenue
• Essex Avenue
• Euclid Avenue
• Evergreen Avenue
• Greenleigh Court
• Westminster Avenue
• St James Avenue
• Plymouth Place
• Munn Lane
• Kay Drive
• Sourtland Road
• Wayside Drive
• Pearl Croft Road
• Old Carriage Road.
• Kitty Hawk Road
• Nantucket Drive
• Iron Master Road
• Fieldstone Road
• Warfield Road
• Farmington Road
• Rockington Road
• Split Rail Drive
• Deerfield Drive
• Cotswold Lane
• White Oak Court
• Willow Way
• Heritage Road
• Bancroft Drive
• Bentwood Drive
• Covered Bridge Road
• Tarrington Road
• Sherry Way
• Holly Glen Drive
• Burning Tree Road
• St Johns Drive
• Dobson Lane
• Ashland Avenue
• Perot Avenue
• Ogden Avenue

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Cherry Hill Library receives Wells Fargo grant

The Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library was awarded a $1,000 grant by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission of providing a variety of programs and services plus innovative technologies to meet the informational, educational and cultural ...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Phase 2 of Old Orchard Rd. reconstruction to begin next week

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering is expected to begin Phase II of the ongoing Old Orchard Road reconstruction project on Monday, July 20.

Funded by Municipal Aid from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Phase 2 includes the a mill an...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Ellisburg Post office to open in new location July 20

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Effective Monday, July 20, the Ellisburg Post Office will begin operating at its new facility at 600 N. Kings Hwy (in the CVS shopping center at Kings Highway and Chapel Avenue).

Post Office boxes will move from the trailer at the Ellisburg Shopping Ce...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Road maintenance work to begin next week on Old Carriage Road

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering will continue work on the 2014 Road Maintenance Program next week, with work scheduled to begin on or about Monday, July 13, on Old Carriage Road from Wayside Drive to Kitty Hawk Road. All work will be done as weather permits.

Work includes a total resurfacing of the road, as well as isolated concrete work in areas where trip hazards are present.

Trash pickup and local traffic will remain undisturbed; however, parking may be affected during work hours. The contractor will notify affected residents as necessary.

This work is being done as part of the Township's Road Maintenance Program, which consists of the mill and overlay of nearly two dozen roads within the Township and isolated replacement of concrete curbs, sidewalks and driveway aprons.

To learn more about the Road Maintenance Program, contact Bob Lee or Kevin McCormack in the Department of Engineering at (856) 424-3203Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Cherry Hill photographed for Library of Congress

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Nationally renowned photographer Carol M. Highsmith visited Cherry Hill in late June to photograph the Township as part of a decades-long project to capture images of 21st-century American life for the United States Library of Congre...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, July 8

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, weather-permitting:

• Kenwood Drive
• Brookmead Drive
• Westover Drive
• Pelham Road
• Redstone Ridge
• Wayland Road
• Sawmill Road
• Sharrowvale Road
• Barclay Lane
• Greenbriar Road
• York Road
• Cooperskill Road
• Yardley Road
• Randle Drive
• Granville Drive
• Forge Road
• East Gate Drive
• Fulwood Road
• Fox Chase Lane
• Pine Valley Road
• Wyndmoor Road
• Winston Way
• Covered Bridge Road
• Whitemarsh Way
• Beaverbrook Drive
• Paddock Way
• Antietam Road
• Kay Avenue
• James Run
• Beekman Place
• Maple Avenue
• Snyder Court
• Katherine Avenue
• Poplar Terrace
• Isaac Lane
• Holly Avenue
• Oak Avenue
• Chestnut Avenue
• Society Hill Blvd.
• Bobwhite Drive
• Peacock Drive
• Lark Lane
• Eagle Lane
• Liberty Bell Drive
• Seagull Lane
• Heartwood Drive
• Independence Lane
• Crane Drive
• Starling Lane
• Bunker Hill Drive
• Heron Road
• Crown Point Lane
• Mayflower Lane
• Plymouth Rock Drive
• Edgewood Drive
• Circle Lane
• Robin Lake Drive
• Willowdale Drive
• Willis Lane
• Middle Acre Lane
• West Point Drive
• Cardinal Lake Drive
• Orchard Lane
• Highland Avenue
• Linden Avenue
• Woodland Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• Crescent Drive
• Garden Park Blvd.
• Cantor Trail
• Edgemoor Road
• Abington Road
• Kingston Drive
• East Tampa Avenue
• Chelten Pkwy.
• Rydal Road
• Johns Road
• Howard Road
• Brice Road
• Greenvale Road

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

Cherry Hill Police plan weekend sobriety checkpoint

(Cherry Hill, NJ) -- During various times throughout the year, the Cherry Hill Police Department conducts Motor Vehicle Sobriety Checkpoints. These checkpoints are designed to make roadways safer by deterring and apprehending intoxicated drivers. High-vis...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Thursday, July 2

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. Thursday, July 2, weather-permitting:

• Abbey Road
• Europa Court
• Buckingham Place
• Europa Blvd.
• Marlkress Road
• Tuvira Lane
• Allison Drive
• St. Moritz Lane
• Lucerne Court
• Lucerne Blvd.
• Collage Lane
• Collage Court
• Renaissance Drive
• Artisan Way
• Gallery Lane
• Cameo Court
• Cameo Drive
• Geneva Lane
• Monroe Avenue
• Glenwood Avenue
• Ivins Avenue
• West Grant Avenue
• Lincoln Avenue
• Union Avenue
• Barlow Avenue
• State Street
• Linderman Avenue
• Petit Avenue
• Thomas Street
• Victor Avenue
• Dudley Avenue
• Woodland Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• Yale Avenue
• Princeton Avenue

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Town Hall closed Friday for July 4 holiday

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 2, and will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Our offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, July 6.

Trash, recyclin...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

'Music Under the Stars' returns to Barclay Farmstead July 7

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Township Council are proud to once again offer residents free, live entertainment in July and August at Cherry Hill’s historic Barclay Farmstead.

Expanded to five weeks for a second consecutive year, the fami...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Software upgrade to limit construction office services on Tuesday, June 30

The Cherry Hill Township Construction Office will operate with limited functionality on Tuesday, June 30, as we implement new software in the department.

From noon until 5 p.m., staff will be available for walk-in visitors and to accept permit applica...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Penn Medicine to transform former Syms site on Route 70

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn joined Finmarc Management this week in announcing that a division of the University of Pennsylvania Health System has signed a long-term lease to adaptively reuse and transform the former Syms department ...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Township offers special yard-waste collection, food disposal after storm

In light of the significant clean-up efforts across town following Tuesday’s storm, Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Department of Public Works have announced special expanded services to help residents dispose of branches and storm-related yard waste and spoiled...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Storm Update: Crews working around-the-clock to clear roads

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Emergency responders and Public Works crews continue working across the Township to assess damage related to Tuesday’s storm and return neighborhoods to normal as quickly as possible.

The Cherry Hill Police Department’s 9-1-1 call center answered more...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Township opens cooling centers with electricity, air conditioning

The Township has opened its three local cooling centers as a courtesy to residents in need of air conditioning and electricity in the wake of Tuesday’s storm:

• The Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St.
• The Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100...Read on...

PSE&G Outage Map
Posted on: June 23, 2015

Power-outage update from PSE&G

Updated 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23

PSE&G has provided the following update for residents affected by Tuesday night's storms and resulting power outages. Please note that the Township cannot report power outages and does not have real-time outage or restoration information. To report a power outage, contact PSE&G directly at (800) 436-7734.

-- At this time, PSE&G is reporting about 85,865 customers without power due to this evening’s severe thunderstorm. The strong wind gusts brought down numerous trees and power lines, primarily in the utility’s southern counties of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester.
-- Lines feeding substations in Maple Shade, Southampton, Medford and Collingswood were damaged, causing those stations to be out of service and accounting for about 35,000 of the total outages. -- PSE&G crews are assessing the damage and will be working throughout the night to make repairs. Crews from the utility’s northern and central divisions are being deployed to South Jersey to assist with service restoration. At this time, total restoration for these customers is estimated to be on Thursday.
-- To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Customers can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account on www.pseg.com. Stay in touch and keep informed:
PSE&G offers its customers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found at PSE&G’s mobile-friendly website www.pseg.com in the “Storm Center.”
• Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G’s online “Outage Map” displays the location and status of power outages.• Sign up for My Account and bookmark the mobile-friendly homepage on your smart phone to report outages and check restoration progress.
• To report power outages via text, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts.• Follow PSEG on Twitter and Facebook for tips and information about restoration progress.
• Be sure everyone in the family is prepared. Go to www.pseg.com/sesamestreet to download the PSEG and Sesame Street “Let’s Get Ready!” emergency preparedness app for young childrenRead on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Monday, June 22

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 8 p.m. to midnight on Monday, June 22, weather-permitting:

• Cropwell Rd
• Jordan Ct
• Hickory Ln
• Rabbit Run Rd
• Elbow Ln
• Papermill Rd
• Wheelwright Ln
• Regent Rd
• Cobblestone Rd
• Old Orchard Rd
• Croyden Dr
• Bamford Rd
• Gulford Rd
• Stonehenge Rd
• E Mimosa Dr
• Lamp Post Ln
• Locust Grove Dr
• Waverly Rd
• Roanoke Rd
• E Split Rock Dr
• Collins Dr
• Rye Rd
• E Eagle Ln
• W Eagle Ln
• Niamoa Dr
• Stonebridge Rd
• Gatehouse Ln
• Candlewyck Way
• Firethorne Rd
• Anvil Ct
• Tunbridge Rd
• Latches Ln
• Ramsgate Rd
• Thornhill Rd
• Lowber Dr
• Salem Rd
• Old Town Rd
• Robwill Pass
• Roumfort Ave
• Mt Pleasant Way
• Haral Pl
• Manfield Blvd N
• Philellena Rd
• Provincetown Rd
• Portsmouth Rd
• St Marys Dr
• Doncaster Rd
• Oakley Ct
• Oakley Dr
• Village Dr
• Whitby Rd
• Cooper Run Dr
• Forage Ln
• Fox Hollow Dr
• Hunters Dr
• Hawthorne Dr
• Hunters Dr

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

Mayor Cahn, Chief Monaghan to walk in memory of Charleston victims on Tuesday

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Mayor Chuck Cahn and Cherry Hill Police Chief Bud Monaghan invite members of the public and local religious leaders to join us for a special Walk with the Mayor in solidarity with the community of Charleston, S.C., at 8 a.m. this Tue...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

American Water to begin work on Old Carriage Road

New Jersey American Water is expected to begin a water-main upgrade on Old Carriage Road between Kitty Hawk and Pearlcroft roads next Tuesday, June 23, weather-permitting.

Service should remain uninterrupted except for a brief period when individual se...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

Work to begin Monday, June 22, on Haddonfield-Berlin Road

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Lane restrictions will be in place on Haddonfield-Berlin Road (CR 561) near the Downs Farm Swim Club starting Monday, June 22, as part of a weeks-long highway project by the Camden County Department of Public Works.

Traffic will be reduced from four la...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, June 17

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, weather-permitting:

• Wisteria Ave.
• William St.
• Merchant St.
• Main St.
• Franklin Ave.
• Helena Ave.
• Jerome Ave.
• Kenilworth Ave.
• Evergreen Ave.
• Essex Ave.
• Euclid Ave.
• Greenleigh Ct.
• Westminster Ave.
• Sussex Ave.
• St. James Ave.
• Plymouth Place
• St. Michaels Court
• Cohasset Lane
• Pawtucket Dr.
• Capshire Dr.
• Hadleigh Terrace
• Lynford Drive
• Lynford Court
• Brondesbury Drive
• Brondesbury Place
• Hadleigh Court
• Jill Marcill Drive
• Staffordshire Road
• Inskeep Court
• Kingsdale Ave.
• Rymill Run
• Cherrywood Court
• Brick Road
• Todd Court
• Kate Court
• East Partridge Lane
• Tracey Terrace
• Forest Hill Drive
• Springdale Road
• Darien Drive
• Huntingdon Drive
• Lisa Lane
• Karen Drive
• Strathmore Drive
• Hilltop Drive
• Birchwood Park Drive North
• Brookville Drive
• Roberts Drive
• Westbury Drive
• Lucille Lane
• Anders Drive
• North Green Acre Drive

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Whether major storms or light showers hit the area, it is imperative for all homeowners to routinely check their yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Tips to stay safe, cool as heat and humidity rise

As we head into the summer season, Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management remind residents to be smart and stay safe during high heat and humidity.

The Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reminds residents tha...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Friday, June 12

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Friday, June 4, weather-permitting:

• Wayne Road
• Bala Road
• Amber Road
• St Davids Road
• Media Road
• Merion Road
• Colwick Road
• Colmar Road
• Kent Road
• Chapel Avenue
• King George Road
• Cornwall Road
• Trent Road
• Preston Road
• Lee Ann Road
• Hastings Road
• Bancroft Road
• Salsbury Road
• Sheffield Road
• Kingston Road
• Yorkshire Road
• Bradford Road
• Kingston Drive
• Browning Lane
• Juniper Lane
• Lily Lane
• Dogwood Drive
• Pleasant Drive
• Iris Road
• Cranford Road
• Nature Drive
• Randy Lane
• N Woodleigh Drive
• Astor Drive
• Tearose Lane
• Morris Drive
• Garwood Drive
• Birch Drive
• Marlowe Road
• Henfield Avenue
• Sandringham Road
• Brick Road
• Squire Lane
• Gainsboro Road
• Nathaniel Avenue
• Hille Drive
• Stoney Brook Lane

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“After any rainfall like we have experienced this week, it is important to check your yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Township Takes First Steps Toward Preserving Woodcrest Country Club

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill has reached tentative agreements with both Fair Share Housing Center and Cherry Hill Land Associates that could end decades of affordable housing litigation, permanently preserve the Woodcrest Country Club property, and g...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Thursday, June 4

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, weather-permitting:

• Lafayette Lane
• Meerbrook Court
• Lapley Lane
• Walden Pond Drive
• Emerson Court
• Domain Court
• Brittany Court
• Chanticleer Drive
• Heather Court
• Thistle Court
• White Cap Terrace
• Avalon Lane
• Rue Du Bois
• McIntosh Road
• Winesap Road
• Sussex Avenue
• Ocean Avenue
• Jonathan Court
• Simi Court
• Delicious Way
• Bedford Avenue
• Chapel Avenue
• Martin Avenue
• Hollis Avenue
• Mercer Street
• Murray Avenue
• Tanforan Drive
• Saratoga Drive
• Garden State Drive
• Narragansett Drive
• Jamaica Drive
• Cherry Hill Blvd
• Columbia Blvd
• Belmont Drive
• Monmouth Drive
• Hidden Drive
• Pimlico Place
• Lake Drive E
• McKinley Road
• Columbia Blvd
• Wilson Road
• Lincoln Ave S
• Roosevelt Drive
• Cleveland Avenue
• Mansion Avenue
• Garfield Avenue
• N Monroe Avenue

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“After any rainfall like we have experienced this week, it is important to check your yard for standing water and eliminate any areas where mosquitoes can thrive,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden Count Mosquito Commission.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

“Our county mosquito commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive for West Nile Virus the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Road maintenance work to begin next week on Doncaster Road, Court

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering will continue work on the 2014 Road Maintenance Program next week, with work scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 2, on Doncaster Road and Doncaster Court. All work will be done as weather permits.

Both roads will be resurfaced as part of the project. Planned concrete work includes isolated removal and replacement of sidewalk that is causing trip hazards, as well as removal of driveway aprons and curbs as needed due to grade changes and/or deterioration.

School bus schedules and trash pickup will remain undisturbed; however, parking may be affected during work hours. The contractor will notify affected residents as necessary.

This work is being done as part of the Township's Road Maintenance Program, which consists of the mill and overlay of nearly two dozen roads within the Township and isolated replacement of concrete curbs, sidewalks and driveway aprons.

To learn more about the Road Maintenance Program, contact Bob Lee or Kevin McCormack in the Department of Engineering at (856) 424-3203Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Friday, May 29

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, weather-permitting:

• Gregory Lane
• Crooked Lane
• Dean Lane
• Hillcroft Lane
• Fountain Court
• Olde Springs Lane
• Old Salem Road
• Brookdale Drive
• Kingswood Court
• Deer Road
• Doe Lane
• Greenvale Road
• Hart Road
• Park Road
• Wade Drive
• Clark Drive
• Carlton Road
• Logan Drive
• Holden Road
• Howard Road
• Ranoldo Terrace
• Johns Road
• Kingston Drive
• Chelten Pkwy
• Bruce Road
• Frontage Road
• Church Road
• Lake Drive East
• Lake Drive West
• Washington Avenue
• Coolidge Road
• Kennebec Road
• Columbia Blvd
• Liberty Lane
• Whitby Road
• Village Drive
• Oakley Drive
• Doncaster Road
• St. Marys Drive
• Kresson Road
• Springdale Road
• Charlann Circle
• Cardinal Lane
• Cardinal Lake Drive
• Ticonderoga Lane
• Lark Lane
• Francine Drive
• Owl Court
• Owl Lane
• Swallow Drive
• Annapolis Lane
• Willard Avenue
• Haddonfield-Berlin Road
• Coleman Avenue
• Tavistock Road
• McPhelin Avenue
• Ponds Court
• Tavistock Road
• Cherry Hill West High School
• Chambers Avenue
• Wynnwood Avenue
• Warren Avenue
• Fulton Street
• Sherwood Avenue
• Mercer Street
• Severn Avenue
• Murray Avenue
• Dover Street
• Graham Avenue
• Hollis Avenue
• Martin Avenue
• Hanover Avenue
• Chapel Avenue West
• Cooper Landing Road

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Cherry Hill receives $151K Clean Communities Grant

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill has been awarded a $151,688 Clean Communities Grant to help keep local roadways clean, beautify neighborhoods and preserve and enhance open space, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

The Township’s award is the highest in ...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Township to host Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Monday, May 25

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Join Mayor Chuck Cahn and the members of Cherry Hill Township Council at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, as Cherry Hill honors and remembers the members of our military who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States.

This special Memorial...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Town Hall closed, trash collection delayed for Memorial Day holiday

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 22, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, and will remain closed on Monday, May 25. Our offices will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, May 26.

There will b...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Cherry Hill Police remind residents to 'Click it or Ticket'

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day weekend, Cherry Hill police remind all residents to buckle up.

Beginning Monday, May 18th, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2015 national "Cl...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Friday, May 22

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Longwood Avenue
• Northwood Avenue
• Beechwood Avenue
• Birch Street
• Olive Street
• Kenilworth Avenue
• Hidden Lane
• Kresson Road
• Indian Hill Drive
• Marlkress Road
• W Riding Road
• Leith Hill Drive
• Mews Lane
• Mews Court
• Spring Mill Lane
• Box Hill Drive
• Ellis Avenue
• Kassner Avenue
• Hoffman Avenue
• 1st Avenue
• 2nd Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• 4th Avenue
• 5th Avenue
• 6th Avenue
• 7th Avenue
• Burnt Mill Road
• Ashland Park
• Philmar Avenue
• Palmwood Avenue
• Carolina Avenue
• Park Blvd
• Curtis Avenue
• Webster Avenue
• Whitman Avenue
• Cornwell Avenue
• Wayne Avenue
• Sheridan Avenue
• Jefferson Avenue
• Grant Avenue
• Edison Avenue
• Wesley Avenue
• Cooper Avenue
• Madison Avenue
• Harrison Avenue
• Harding Avenue

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Road maintenance work to begin Wednesday on Charlann Circle

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering will continue work on the 2014 Road Maintenance Program this week, with concrete work scheduled to begin on Charlann Circle on Wednesday, May 13, weather-permitting.

The road surface is scheduled to be repaved in the coming weeks. School bus schedules and trash pickup will remain undisturbed; however, parking may be affected during work hours. The contractor will notify affected residents as necessary.

This work is being done as part of the Township's Road Maintenance Program, which consists of the mill and overlay of 20 roads within the Township and isolated replacement of concrete curbs, sidewalks and driveway aprons.

To learn more about the Road Maintenance Program, contact Bob Lee or Kevin McCormack in the Department of Engineering at (856) 424-3203Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Cherry Hill awarded $202K for Old Orchard Road project

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill Township has been awarded a $202,000 grant from the State of New Jersey that will fund the continued reconstruction and resurfacing of Old Orchard Road, Mayor Chuck Cahn announced today.

The grant, from the New Jersey ...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Cherry Hill Police to host Junior Police Academy in July

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Police Chief Bud Monaghan are excited to announce the Cherry Hill Police Department’s inaugural Junior Police Academy, from July 20-24 at the Township’s Municipal Complex, 820 Mercer St.

Open to Cherry Hill r...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Cherry Hill Police target distracted driving in April

Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of the national UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcem...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Cherry Hill named a top suburb for young couples

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill Township has been named one of the 10 Best Philadelphia Suburbs for Young Couples by real estate website Movoto.

The list, released Monday, highlights three Cherry Hill census areas (ranked No. 5, 6 and 7) as ideal lo...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Cherry Hill celebrates Greek Independence Day at Town Hall

Cherry Hill marked the annual celebration of Greek Independence Day with a special ceremony on the grounds of the Municipal Building on Thursday, March 19.

Council President David Fleisher and Council members Brian Bauerle and Carole Roskoph welcomed students, staff, clergy and the Parish Council of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church to Town Hall late Thursday afternoon.

Following brief remarks by several people in attendance, the Council members presented Fr. Emmanuel Pratsinakis, the church's pastor, with a proclamation commemorating Greece's fight for independence from the Ottoman Empire and acknowledging the influence that Greek culture has had on our modern world. Then, students from the school helped to raise the blue-and-white Greek flag outside of the Municipal Building's Carman Tilelli Community Center.

Greeks around the world will official mark the 194th anniversary of Greek Independence Day on Wednesday, March 25. Thank you to the St. Thomas community for once again inviting us to take part in their special celebration.

To view photos of the event, click hereRead on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Cherry Hill East Boys' Swim Team recognized by Mayor, Council

Mayor Chuck Cahn and the members of Township Council honored the Cherry Hill East Boys Swim Team on Monday night, March 9, for their 2014-15 championship season.

Led by Coach Joe Cucinotti, the Swim Team was crowned this year's New Jersey Public A State Champions, and SJSIA Invitational Champions, with an undefeated 14-0 record.

Special recognition was given to the relay team of David Rowe, Daniel Aronson, Patrick Gillooly and Duncan Brookover, who took 2nd place in the state in the 400 Freestyle Relay and 3rd place in the 200 Freestyle Relay, and the relay team of Brookover, Rowe, Gillooly and Nicholas Rosa, who placed 2nd in the Medley Relay. Individual recognition was given to Rowe, No. 2 in the state in the 100 Butterfly, and Gillooly, No. 4 in the state in the 100 Freestyle.

Congratulations to Coach Cucinotti and all of the swimmers on a remarkable season and this well-deserved recognitionRead on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Mayor, Cahn honor local music student Amelia Paulson

Mayor Chuck Cahn and the members of Township Council honored a local high school student on Monday, March 9, for her recent musical achievements.

Amelia Paulson, a sophomore at Cherry Hill High School West, received a special proclamation commending her selection to the High School Honors Performance Series, a program that gives musically elite students from across the country the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in late February.

Amelia was selected from among 10,000 nominees nationwide and became one of just 500 musicians to ultimately represent their schools and communities on stage at Carnegie Hall, performing with the Honors Series' Chorus, Symphonic Band and Orchestra.

We were tremendously proud to see Cherry Hill represented in this capacity by such a talented young woman, and Mayor Cahn and Council were honored to recognize her talents and achievementsRead on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Drop off household hazardous waste March 21 at DPW

Residents looking to dispose of old automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides and other common household waste that is prohibited from curbside trash disposal can bring those items to a special Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, March 21, at the Township's Public Works Complex, 1 Perina Blvd.

Residents can drop off their household hazardous waste from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop-off is free for Camden County residents.

This is the first in a series of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events planned by the Camden County Board of Freeholders throughout 2015. Additional events will be hosted throughout the county in the coming year:

April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Collingswood Public Works Complex
713 N. Atlantic Avenue, Collingswood

May 16, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Atco, Parking area at Atco & Raritan Avenues

June 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Camden County College Parking Area (TBD)
Gloucester Township

September 19, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill
9600 N. River Road, Pennsauken

October 17, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Camden County Public Works Complex
2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold

Click here for a list of items that will and will not be accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection EventsRead on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

DPW crews work to patch potholes across Cherry Hill

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Winter's continuous cycle of freezing and thawing had led to a significant increase in the number of potholes affecting municipal roadways in recent weeks.

In response, the Cherry Hill Township Department of Public Works has launched an aggressive campaign to identify and repair the affected areas.

Beginning this week, designated Public Works crews have been assigned to seek out and fix these potholes, caused by the repeated freezing and thawing of road surfaces in the past two months. Each crew has been assigned a service area, and will spend the coming days, weather permitting, touring every inch of nearly 260 miles of roadway maintained by Cherry Hill.

But with 260 miles of roads to maintain, residents often serve as the first line of defense in helping the Township to identify problem spots. Residents who see a pothole on a local road should contact DPW immediately by calling (856) 424-4422.

Additionally, potholes can be reported 24 hours a day through the Report a Pothole link on the Township Web site, by clicking here.

Some roads within Cherry Hill are maintained by either the New Jersey Department of Transportation, or the Camden County Department of Public Works. Click here for a list of these roads and their respective contact information. Potholes reported on State- and County-owned roads through our website will be routed to the proper authority.

This expanded pothole response team will remain in effect for as long as needed – until the volume of calls has diminished and crews cease to spot problem areas through the course of their shifts.

This cooperative effort will allow us to remain proactive in keeping our roadways safe as we emerge from this winter and look toward springRead on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

County Health Dept. issues Code Blue advisory for Wednesday night

With extreme cold in the forecast for tonight, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a "Code Blue” severe weather advisory for our area from 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, until 7 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

When the Camden Coun...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Cherry Hill celebrates Read Across America Day

This week, Cherry Hill schools hosted a number of events in honor of Read Across America Day, a celebration of reading and literacy that coincides with the March 2 birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

The members of Township Council were excited to take part in celebrations at schools across our community.

On Thursday, Feb. 26, Council President Dave Fleisher, Vice President Sara Lipsett, and Council members Brian Bauerle, Susan Shin Angulo and Carole Roskoph were among a number of local officials asked to serve as guest readers at Stockton Elementary School, reading to and answering questions from students in grades 3, 4 and 5.

On Monday, March 2, Councilwomen Sara Lipsett, Susan Shin Angulo and Melinda Kane visited Temple Beth Sholom to read Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" to the school's 3- and 4-year-old Early Childhood students.

Mayor Cahn and members of Cherry Hill Council have supported Read Across America and similar events in our community for a number of years, and were proud to once again support such wonderful programs.

Click here to view photos from this year's Read Across America events.

To learn more about Read Across America, visit www.ReadAcrossAmerica.org.Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

County Health Dept. issues Code Blue advisory for Feb. 26-27

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With extreme cold in the forecast for tonight, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a "Code Blue” severe weather advisory for our area from 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27.

When the Camden County Health ...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Senior Services: Social clubs offer activities for residents over 55

Cherry Hill offers wonderful Social Clubs and activities for residents over age 55. These groups offer our active adults a variety of opportunities to stay active and meet wonderful people. A full list of organizations is below; for more information, contact the club's president, or simply attend an upcoming meeting.

All meetings are held at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, adjacent to Cherry Hill Municipal Building (820 Mercer St.), unless otherwise noted. For more information or for questions related to senior issues in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800 or gpino@chtownship.com

Maturity Club
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays

Dues: $5/year
Contact: Connie Cramer, (856) 414-0778
Activities: Bingo, cards, shuffleboard, refreshments, trips, business meeting with speaker (2nd Monday)

Super Seniors
Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays*

Dues: $5/year
Contact: Janice Walker-White, 795-4515
Activities: Bingo, cards, refreshments, trips, Business (1st Wednesday), covered dish luncheon (5th Wednesday)
*Does not meet on 4th Wednesday

Retired Men’s Club
Noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays

Dues: $10/year
Contact: Larre Hoke (856) 795-3720, larrehoke@aol.com
Activities: Bridge, Pinochle, Shuffleboard, conversation, refreshments and luncheons

National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 4th Wednesday of every month

Contact: Peg Kelleher, 874-0827
Activities: Business meetings with speaker, refreshments, luncheons, day trips

Golden Seniors Racquetball Club
9 a.m. Tuesdays

Contact: Jim Cuzzupe, 662-2094
Location: Cherry Hill Racquet & Tennis Club, 1820 Old Cuthbert Rd.
Activities: All levels of racquetball play, picnics,Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Public tours resume this weekend at historic Barclay Farmstead

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Cherry Hill Township are pleased to announce the return of public open-house hours at historic Barclay Farmstead, which resume for the spring season on Sunday, March 1.

From noon to 4 p.m. every First Sunday t...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Mayor Cahn celebrates CH East exchange program's anniversary

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Mayor Cahn visited Cherry Hill East on Friday, Feb. 20, to mark the 25th anniversary of the school's French exchange program with Lycée Paul Lapie in the town of Courbevoie, France.

Every other year since the program began, students in Cherry Hill East's French program have taken part in a 12-day exchange with French students from Courbevoie. For those 12 days, students have the opportunity to live with French families, experience a new culture, practice their language skills, and form relationships and friendships with their host families that will last for many years.

As part of the afternoon's festivities, Mayor Cahn presented teacher Jean-Pierre Gross with a Key to the Township, which Monsieur Gross accepted on behalf of the town of Courbevoie.Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2015

Mayor, Council honor Rosa MathCounts Team

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Congratulations to Mr. Scott Goldthorp and the Rosa International Middle School MathCounts team on their win at Regionals Feb. 7 at Rowan University!

Mayor Chuck Cahn and the members of Cherry Hill Township Council honored team members Kevin Hu, Katri...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

County Health Dept. issues Code Blue advisory for Feb. 20-23

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The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a "Code Blue” severe weather advisory for our area from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and again from 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, to 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23.

When th...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

OEM: Dangerous cold will remain a factor through Friday

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Our region is preparing for another outbreak of bitter, dangerously low temperatures that are expected to remain in the forecast through Friday, Feb. 20.

According to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday nigh...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Delayed opening at Town Hall, Library on Tuesday, Feb. 17

Due to inclement weather, the Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building and Cherry Hill Public Library are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Cherry Hill Public Schools have announced a 2-hour delay, as well.

Stay Informed
Any weather-related updates will be posted on the Cherry Hill Township website as well as on the Cherry Hill Township, Cherry Hill Police, and Cherry Hill Fire Department Facebook pages.

The Cherry Hill School District posts news about school closings and delays and other important information at www.chclc.org, as well as on the district’s Facebook page and Twitter feed (@ChpsTweets).

You can also stay informed by signing up to receive e-mail alerts. Go to www.cherryhill-nj.com/list.aspx, enter your e-mail address, and select “Emergency Alerts,” “Mayor’s Briefings” and “Cherry Hill Headlines” to ensure you stay up-to-date on the most relevant information in any situationRead on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

DPW working to clear roads as quickly, safely as possible

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The Department of Public Works has deployed all resources to respond to this latest winter storm, with crews working through the morning to clear local roadways as quickly and safely as possible.

We ask anyone who must be on the road this morning to dr...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Cherry Hill OEM: Dangerous cold in forecast for this weekend

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Extreme cold is in the forecast this weekend, and a Code Blue Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, until 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

High winds are expected to accompany the cold, and according to the latest forecast, wind chills overnight...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Free tax-prep help available for seniors through April 14

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – With tax season upon us, Cherry Hill is once again partnering with the AARP to offer Township seniors free tax-preparation services through April 14.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday beginning Feb. 3, AARP Tax-Aide...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

Paperless billing now available for Township sewer bills

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Cherry Hill Township now offers paperless billing for all residential and commercial Township sewer bills.

This service is the another effort by Mayor Chuck Cahn to streamline government services and make them more convenient for Cherry Hill residents...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Cherry Hill launches CodeRED Emergency Notification system

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill residents can now sign up to receive emergency alerts through the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management have announced.

CodeRED allows Township offic...Read on...

Sign up for CodeRED notifications.
Posted on: January 6, 2015

Camden County Health Dept. issues Code Blue advisory through Friday

The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a "Code Blue” severe weather advisory for our area from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, to 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, and again from 6 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9.

When the Camden ...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERT: Utility work to close portion of southbound Cuthbert Blvd.

Southbound Cuthbert Boulevard will be closed daily to all traffic between Route 38 and Route 70 beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20. Work is expected to last for approximately two to three weeks to allow for major underground work by PSE&G, and detours will be in place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Northbound traffic will be unaffected.

Detours have been posted, and Cherry Hill Police will be on site to assist with traffic control. Drivers should allow extra travel time, and use caution when driving through the work zone.Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

Preliminary Hazard Mitigation Plan now available online for review

As part of the ongoing update of the Camden County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary Municipal Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community.

The Preliminary Municipal Appen...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2014

Christmas tree recycling sites available through Friday, Jan. 16

As a courtesy to residents who are in the process of taking down Christmas trees and other holiday decorations, the Township offers three ways to dispose of old Christmas trees:

Curbside collection: Trees placed curbside are considered yard-waste a...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2014

Cherry Hill OEM to host meeting on Township Mitigation Plan

The Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management will be host an open public meeting of the Mitigation Planning Group at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in the Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St.

Cherry Hill Township has been working to update the township's mitigation plan. We will be holding a meeting to discuss our latest version of this plan and allow members of the public to review and comment on this plan.

Residents with questions or concerns can contact P/O Kevin Seta at (856) 432-8836 or kseta@cherryhillpolice.comRead on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

Cherry Hill awarded $164K grant for recycling efforts

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill has been awarded a $164,279 recycling tonnage grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, making the Township one of the top 10 recycling communities in the state, Mayor Chuck Cahn announced today.
...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Winter-weather reminder: Report potholes to DPW

As we head into another winter, residents are reminded that they can report potholes on any local roadway online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The constant freezing and thawing of the winter season prompts an uptick in the number of potholes on our ...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Cherry Hill DPW, Police remind residents to help keep storm drains free from debris

Leaf removal season is underway and Cherry Hill Township crews are working to remove leaves; however, they are slightly behind schedule.

Cherry Hill Township is expected to see heavy rainfall the week of Dec. 8, and leaves placed on the curb line can ...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Welcome the holidays with Mayor Cahn & Council on Monday, Dec. 8

Mayor Chuck Cahn and members of Township Council will welcome the holiday season at Cherry Hill's Holiday Lighting Ceremony, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, inside the Carman Tilelli Community Center.

We'll light the Township's Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah, meet Santa Claus, enjoy light refreshments, and tap our toes to the sounds of the season!

Special thanks to this year's performers: the Kid Academy Learning Center, the Christ Our Light Children's Choir, Cherry Hill HS East's Belles and Voce, and the Cherry Hill HS West Chamber Singers.

Join us for the fun, festive and family-friendly celebration! Admission is free - no need to register.

The Community Center is located at the Cherry Hill Municipal Complex, 820 Mercer St. For more information, contact the Recreation Department: (856) 488-7868, or email Events@chtownship.comRead on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Town Hall to close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving holiday

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Dec. 1.

There will be no trash, yard-waste or recycling collection...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Cherry Hill named a ‘Sustainability Champion’ for 2014

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Sustainable Jersey has named Cherry Hill Township a “Sustainability Champion” for 2014, reflecting the Township’s ongoing efforts to build a greener and more sustainable future, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

The Sustainable Cham...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Mayor, Council look to revitalize Cherry Hill’s gateways

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Township Council on Wednesday night took the first step toward revitalizing several dilapidated and underutilized areas in Cherry Hill by directing the Township Planning Board to study four separate areas along Routes 70 and 38 to de...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Township, Library dedicate the Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room

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On Saturday, Nov. 1, Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Public Library welcomed about 100 members of the Cherry Hill community to dedicate the Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room as a tribute to the life and legacy of our former Councilwoman and beloved friend.

Mayor Chuck Cahn, former Mayor Susan Bass Levin, members of Township Council and the Library Board welcomed Joyce's husband Felton, members of her family, and dozens of those who knew and loved her best, to the very heartfelt and emotional ceremony.

The room's entryway is now adorned with "The Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room,"
and a plaque adorn the room's entryway.

The plaque reads:Cherry Hill's Multicultural Room is dedicated in memory of Joyce Alexander Walker, the first African-American elected to Cherry Hill Township Council from 1977-2005, and as a member of the Cherry Hill Board of Fire Commissioners from 2011-2013. One of her proudest achievements was the created of the new Cherry Hill community center, uniting Cherry Hill residents and showcasing the unique, diverse qualities of the town she loved. A successful small-business owner, Joyce was a champion for women in government and in business and was among the first women to graduate from Princeton University. She served as a member of the Township's Planning Board, on the Township's Economic Development Committee and on the board of Cherry Hill African-American Civic Association. Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2014

Residential resale inspection program now in effect in Cherry Hill

Effective Jan. 1, Cherry Hill homeowners will be required to obtain a Certificate of Continued Occupancy prior to the resale of any residential property in Cherry Hill.

This requirement is part of Cherry Hill’s comprehensive property maintenance plan,...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Township to celebrate ADA-accessible upgrades at Barclay Farmstead on Nov. 2

Join Cherry Hill Township this Sunday, Nov. 2, as we celebrate the the installation of a new ADA-accessible walkway at the historic Barclay Farmstead. Township officials will host a special ribbon-cutting at 12:30, in addition to guided tours of the histo...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Cherry Hill receives Planning Award for LourdesCare project

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Cherry Hill Township has received an Achievement in Planning Award for its efforts to improve the community’s quality of life through the LourdesCare at Cherry Hill project, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

Township officials accep...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Cherry Hill Education Foundation presents "Cherry Hill-opoly"

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The Cherry Hill Education Foundation, along with Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Reusche, is pleased to announce the creation of “Cherry Hill-opoly” – a new board game that showcases Cherry Hill Township and the Cher...Read on...

Learn more about Cherry Hill-opoly!
Posted on: October 20, 2014

Tips and recommendations for a safe, happy Halloween!

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The Cherry Hill Police Department recommends that families trick-or-treat between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. this Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, to ensure a safe, healthy and fun holiday for all.

These are the same hours that have been recommended in past...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

USPS identifies 3 potential locations for new Ellisburg Post Office

On Friday, the Mayor's Office office was notified that the United States Postal Service had identified three potential locations for its new Ellisburg Post Office.

Below is a letter from the USPS to the Township, inviting residents to submit feedback on the three proposed sites. Comments are due within 30 days of the letter, which was dated Oct. 15.

October 15, 2014

Chuck Cahn
Mayor - Cherry Hill Township
820 Mercer St., Suite 105
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Re: Cherry Hill, NJ Ellisburg Finance Station USPS New Space Project

Dear Mayor Cahn,In my previous communications to your office, you were advised that the Postal Service planned to review existing buildings and sites that could serve as the site for the relocated Cherry Hill, Ellisburg Finance Station.

Below is a list of properties that is being reviewed by our Site Review Committee as a possible location.

Sites/Locations currently under review:
A. 1012 Haddonfield Road
B. 600 North Kings Hwy
C. 1420 Route 70

In compliance with postal regulations, any member of the community or your office may offer written comments on any of these properties within the next 30 days. Letters should be directed to Vice President, Facilities, and addressed to my attention at the address shown below. A response will be provided within 15 days.Please note that a copy of this letter is being forwarded to Postmaster Robert Hudson and will be posted in the lobby of Cherry Hill, Ellisburg Temporary facility for 30 days.

Sincerely,

Richard Hancock
Real Estate Specialist
United States Postal Service
PO Box 27497
Greensboro, NC 27498-1103
336-665-2848
Richard.a.hancock2@usps.gov

cc: Postmaster Robert Hudson
NOTICE: Please date stamp and post in public library for 30 days, then return same to my attentionRead on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Cherry Hill residents reminded to double-check polling locations before Election Day

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn reminds residents to double-check their polling locations before heading out to vote this Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4 – the first General Election since the Township announced that it would be moving voting locatio...Read on...

New Polling Locations
Posted on: October 9, 2014

Leaf collection begins Oct. 20 in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill

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The Township’s Department of Public Works will begin the 2014 Leaf Collection Season the week of Oct. 20. Curbside collections will run, weather-permitting, through late December.

In the span of about eight weeks, DPW crews will collect more than 90,0...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Ensemble Series returns on Oct. 26 with ‘The Voices’

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn, Township Council and the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board are proud to present “The Voices,” the inaugural performance in the 2014-15 Cherry Hill Ensemble Concert Series, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Croft Farm ...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

The Best of the Garden State Film Festival comes to Croft Farm this Sunday, Oct. 12

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Cherry Hill Arts Board are proud to partner with the Garden State Film Festival to present a “mini-fest” featuring some of the festival’s most critically and commercially acclaimed films in recent years.

...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 7, 2014

Township hosts ‘Welcome to Cherry Hill’ event Oct. 15 at the Cherry Hill Public Library

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Township Council invite residents to learn all about what makes Cherry Hill a great place to live, work and play at the second annual “Welcome to Cherry Hill” open house, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Cherry Hill Public Library.

Residents can mingle with their neighbors and meet Mayor Cahn, Council members, County officials, and representatives from the Cherry Hill Public Library, Police and Fire Departments.

There will be prizes and giveaways, information on Township activities, swim clubs, youth sports, civic associations, churches, and much, much more. The Cherry Hill Police Department will have its popular Kid Card ID kiosk set up in the lower-level conference center, for those who are interested.

“By bringing our residents together for a few hours, we hope to break down the boundaries of different neighborhoods and social circles and unite everyone as residents of Cherry Hill, with the heart of our town – the Cherry Hill Library – as the backdrop for the evening’s festivities,” Cahn said. “I hope everyone, particularly those who have recently moved into our community, will stop by, introduce themselves, enjoy some great food and a warm atmosphere, and learn about everything Cherry Hill has to offer.”

As a new addition to this year’s event, visitors will be able to take part in a community planning activity that invites them to share their vision for the Township’s future by identifying community assets and areas of concern, and providing their constructive ideas and solutions to address those concerns.

Finally, guests will also enjoy a complimentary “Taste of Cherry Hill,” with delicious offerings from several local eateries, including The Bistro at Cherry Hill, The Capital Grille, Kaminski's, Java City Coffee, ShopRite, Springdale Farm and Wegmans.

The Cherry Hill Library is located at 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill 08034.

While Welcome to Cherry Hill is geared toward Cherry Hill’s newest residents, all are welcome. The event is free; registration is preferred, but not required. For more information or to register, go to www.CherryHill-NJ.com, or contact Donna Dovey at (856) 488-7878 or ddovey@chtownship.com.Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Don't miss Fall into the Arts, Oct. 11-26 at historic Croft Farm

Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Cherry Hill Arts Board are proud to present Fall Into the Arts – a two-week series of art and cultural events— Saturday, October 11 through Sunday, October 26 at the Croft Farm Arts Center (100 Bortons Mill Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Free flu shot clinic scheduled for Friday, October 10

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In preparation for the 2014 flu season, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will once again offer free flu shots to Cherry Hill residents on the following dates:

Friday, Oct. 10
9 a.m. to noon
Carman Tilelli Community Center ...

Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Detour of Springdale Road in Cherry Hill to begin Monday, Oct. 6

(Lindenwold, NJ) – The Freeholder Board’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is scheduled to begin repaving Springdale Road (CR 673) between Kresson Road and Wilderness Drive/Exton Circle in Cherry Hill on Monday, Oct. 6. All concrete work from Kresson Road...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Cherry Hill Township Council appoints Brian Bauerle to fill vacant seat

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Township resident Brian Bauerle was appointed and sworn in as the newest member of the Cherry Hill Township Council on Thursday night, during a special meeting to fill the seat that became vacant with the passing of longtime Council...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Council adopts third consecutive budget with no tax increase

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Municipal taxes will not increase for a third year in a row, under the budget adopted Monday night by Cherry Hill Township Council.

The $66,632,773 spending plan introduced by Mayor Chuck Cahn in August will fund municipal servic...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 24

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 6 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Springdale Road
• Carnegie Plaza
• Forest Hill Drive
• Birchwood Park Drive North
• Karen Drive
• Huntingdon Drive
• Lisa Lane
• Strathmore Drive
• Hilltop Drive
• Anders Drive
• Morningside Drive
• North Green Acre Drive
• Westbury Drive
• Roberts Drive
• Railroad Boulevard
• Ellis Avenue
• 1st Avenue
• 2nd Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• 4th Avenue
• 5th Avenue
• 6th Street
• 7th Avenue
• Philmar Avenue
• Carolina Avenue
• Walt Whitman Blvd
• Kipling Road
• Keats Place
• Dumas Road
• Chaucer Place
• Ashley Court
• Longfellow Drive
• Squire Lane
• Gainsboro Road
• Monterey Avenue
• Nathaniel Avenue
• Rymill Run
• Partridge Lane
• Kingsdale Avenue
• Dressage Court
• Manor House Drive
• Furlong Drive
• Walkway Lane
• Short Hills Drive
• Bridle Court
• Saddlehorn Drive
• Equestrian Lane
• Polo Court
• Galloping Hills Road
• St. Marys Drive
• Village Drive
• Doncaster Road
• Oakley Drive
• Whitby Road
• Cooper Run Drive
• Forage Lane
• Hunters Drive
• Fox Hollow Drive
The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Mayor Cahn's statement on the passing of Councilman John Amato

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Below is a statement from Mayor Chuck Cahn regarding the passing of Township Councilman N. John Amato. Mr. Amato was the longest-serving Council member in Cherry Hill history, serving from 1983 until his death.

“Our hearts are heavy today, as we mourn the loss of our beloved friend and mentor, and the longest-serving councilperson in Cherry Hill history.

John was elected to Council in 1983, and has served continuously on the governing body for the last 30 years.

If you’ve lived in our community for any length of time, you’ve probably seen John around town: at community events, at his church, eating breakfast in his usual spot at Ponzio’s, or, perhaps, dressed as Santa Claus – a role he cherished almost as much as his position on Council.

I got to know John very well when we ran for office together three years ago, and he quickly took me under his wing and shared his tremendous depth of knowledge about Cherry Hill and local government. He was an inspiration to three decades of our community’s leaders, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work so closely with him.

In 2012, we honored John’s service and commitment to the people of Cherry Hill by dedicating the Township’s Council Chambers in his name. It was a proud moment for all of us, and as we prepare to say goodbye to our dear friend, it is comforting to know that his legacy will be preserved there forever.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughters, Rosemary and Irena, and his grandchildren, Michael and Francesca.

It has been a pleasure to serve alongside John, and an even greater honor to call him my friend. He will be forever remembered as a special person whose dedication to Cherry Hill was unparalleled. He will be deeply missedRead on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

N. John Amato, Cherry Hill’s longest-serving Councilman, dies

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Councilman N. John Amato, the longest-serving Councilman in Cherry Hill history, passed away Thursday night after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 82.

Councilman Amato was first elected to Cherry Hill’s governing ...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Downs Farm Swim Club hosts Dolphin Dash 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 19

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – On Sunday, October 19th, 2014 the Downs Farm Swim Club will hold
their 3nd annual Dolphin Dash 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser. Proceeds from this year’s event go tobenefit the Downs Farm Swimming & Diving teams and Challenger Baseball of Cherry Hill.

Challenger Baseball of Cherry Hill provides the Little League baseball experience to special
needs and disabled children, ages 5 thru 19, regardless of their ability level or mobility.

The 5K will start at 9am with participant check-in starting at 7:30am. The event begins and endsat Horace Mann Elementary School (150 Walt Whitman Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ) with the 5K
course moving through the tree lined streets of the Downs Farm and Apple Hill Gardensdevelopments. This 5K is perfectly suited for runners and walkers of all fitness levels and all
ages. The event is a timed event managed by TNT Event Management.

Parking is available at the event Start/Finish area. A water station will be provided at the racemidpoint and water and refreshments will be provided at the course finish

Those wishing to participate in the 5K can register online or learn more about the event and
organizations at the following websites:-- http://tnteventmanagement.com/events.html (race management site)
-- https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/CherryHill/DolphinDash5kRunWalk (registration)-- http://downsfarmswimclub.org/ (DFSC team information site)
-- http://challengerball.com/ (Challenger Baseball of Cherry)

To learn about sponsorship opportunities or for general questions contact the event coordinatorsat: dfdolphindash@gmail.com.

Contact:Dolphin Dash 5K Run/WalkFred Robinson, Registration Officer
dfdolphindash@gmail.com1526 Hillside Road
Cherry Hill, NJRead on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Thursday, Sept. 11

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Willard Avenue
• Moore Avenue
• Tavistock Road
• Woodstock Court
• McPhelin Avenue
• Ponds Court
• Tyndall
• Haddon Court
• Thornbury
• Howard Road
• Richard Road
• North Kingston Drive
• Deer Road
• Fawn Road
• Greenvale Road
• Holden Road
• Carlton Road
• Logan Drive
• Clark Drive
• Wade Drive
• Park Road
• Gardner Road
• Knollwood Drive
• Lafferty Drive
• Orchid Lane
• Pebble Lane
• Meryl Lane
• Coach Lane
• Darby Lane
• Eddy Lane
• Forge Lane
• Glen Lane
• Hale Drive
• Windsor Tower Drive
• Tory Court
• Yorktown Road
• Bryce Lane
• West Tampa Avenue
• Miami Avenue
• West Ormond Avenue
• Valley Run Drive
• Ridge Road
• Maine Avenue
• Cherry Hill Blvd
• Aqueduct Lane
• Hialeah Drive
• Monmouth Drive
• Belmont Drive
• Suffolk Drive
• Jamaica Drive
• Saratoga Drive
• Tanforan Drive
• Garden State Drive
• Narragansett Drive

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Cherry Hill to host free Shredding, Recycling Day on Sept. 7

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill Township will host a free Shredding and Recycling Day for Township residents, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex, 1 Perina Blvd.

The event gives residents a convenient way t...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 27

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Deer Road
• North Kingston Drive
• Doe Lane
• Greenvale Road
• Park Road
• Wade Drive
• Clark Drive
• Carlton Road
• Gardner Road
• Logan Drive
• Holden Road
• Hart Road
• Howard Road
• Richard Road
• Morill Terrace
• Elanore Terrace
• Ashland Avenue
• Hensze Lane
• Dobson Lane
• Ward Terrace
• Ogden Avenue
• Railroad Blvd
• Burnt Mill Road
• Ellis Avenue
• Kassner Avenue
• Hoffman Avenue
• 1st Avenue
• 2nd Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• 4th Avenue
• 5th Avenue
• West 6th Avenue
• 7th Avenue
• State Street
• Barlow Avenue
• Linderman Avenue
• Holy Street
• Petitt Avenue
• Victor Avenue
• Woodland Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• Thomas Street
• Dudley Avenue
• Birchwood Park Drive North
• Hilltop Drive
• Strathmore Drive
• Karen Drive
• Darien Drive
• Forest Hill Drive
• Lisa Lane
• Huntingdon Drive
• Kings Point Road
• Bobwhite Drive
• Peacock Lane
• Blue Jay Lane
• Liberty Bell Drive
• Sea Gull Lane
• Heartwood Drive
• Eagle Lane

• Independence Lane
• Lark Lane
• Crane Drive
• Willowdale Drive
• Cardinal Lake Drive
• Ticonderoga Lane
• Swallow Drive
• Owl Lane
• Annapolis Lane

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2014

Mayor Cahn completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 20, donating to the ALS Association and passing the challenge onto Township Council President David Fleisher, Cherry Hill Police Chief Bud Monaghan, and frien...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 20

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Chelton Parkway
• Rydal Road
• Kingston Drive
• Abington Road
• East Tampa Avenue
• Deland Avenue
• Orlando Road
• Maple Avenue
• Media Road
• Overbrook Drive
• Kent Road
• Colmar Road
• Colwick Road
• Merion Road
• Lenape Road
• St. Martin's Road
• St. David's Road
• Ambler Road
• Bala Road
• Park Boulevard
• Curtis Avenue
• Webster Avenue
• Whitman Avenue
• Conwell Avenue
• Sheridan Avenue
• Jefferson Avenue
• Grant Avenue
• Edison Avenue
• Wesley Avenue
• Cooper Avenue
• Madison Avenue
• Harrison Avenue
• Harding Avenue
• Cropwell Road
• Partridge Lane
• Partridge Court
• Signal Hill Road
• En Provence
• Saddlebrook Court
• Cooper Run Drive
• Forage Lane
• Hunters Drive
• Hawthorne Drive
• Fox Hollow Drive

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 13

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Sheridan Avenue
• Grant Avenue
• Edison Avenue
• Webster Avenue
• Curtis Avenue
• Wesley Avenue
• Cooper Avenue
• Madison Avenue
• Harrison Avenue
• Harding Avenue
• Park Drive
• Whitman Avenue
• Conwell Avenue
• Jefferson Avenue
• Maple Avenue
• Hedy Avenue
• Lloyd Avenue
• Isaac Lane
• Embassy Drive
• Narragansett Drive
• Garden State Drive
• Saratoga Drive
• Tanforan Drive
• Jamaica Drive
• Cherry Hill Blvd.
• Belmont Drive
• Ascot Lane
• Monmouth Drive
• Suffolk Drive
• Hialeah Drive
• Acqueduct Avenue
• King George Road
• Bancroft Road
• Salsbury Road
• Hastings Road
• Douglas Drive
• Chapel Avenue East
• Ramble Road
• Elkins Road
• Sheffield Road
• Belle Arbor Drive
• Kingston Drive
• Kingston Road
• Douglas Drive
• Plymouth Place
• St. James Place
• Westminster Avenue
• Greenleigh Court
• Hinchman Avenue
• Orchard Avenue
• Merchant Street
• Main Street
• Hampton Road

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT: JCC Maccabi Games in Cherry Hill Aug. 10-15

Cherry Hill and the Katz JCC will host the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games this week, from Aug. 10-15.

Maccabi events are taking place throughout this week at the Katz JCC, the DeCou Sports Complex, and Cherry Hill High School East, and motorists are advised t...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2014

NJDOT to begin bridge repairs along I-295 in Cherry Hill

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is set to begin bridge maintenance work on stretches of Interstate 295 in Cherry Hill as part of a $2.5 million, federally funded project that is scheduled to run through summer 2015.

Locally, the affected bridges are located on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Kresson Road and Chapel Avenue in Cherry Hill. Work is also scheduled on Devon Avenue in Haddon Heights, and Warwick Avenue and Lundy Street in Lawnside.

Work on Monday through Thursday will be restricted to off-peak hours, mid-morning to mid-afternoon, or overnight hours. Temporary single-lane closures will be allowed during overnight and off-peak hours at each location and shoulder closures will be allowed at any time.

All lanes will be maintained on I-295 during peak period commuting hours and on weekends.
To minimize the impact to summer travelers, there will be no lane closures on I-295 through Labor Day.

Work will not take place on more than two bridges concurrently. Flagging and alternating traffic will be necessary on occasion on local roads that provide only one travel lane in each direction.

To help extend the service life of these bridges, NJDOT will be performing different levels of bridge maintenance work at each location, including deck patching, curb repair, expansion joint reconstruction, header reconstruction, sidewalk repair, deck crack repairs, cleaning of drainage systems, power washing and application of a corrosion inhibitor. Work also will be performed below each structure, including repairs to abutment walls and piers, epoxy waterproofing, and lubrication of bearings.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website, www.511nj.org, for real-time travel informationRead on...

Posted on: July 31, 2014

Cherry Hill OEM updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Cherry Hill Township Office of Emergency Management is currently working with the Camden County Office of Emergency Management to update the municipality’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The original plan was adopted several years ago and needs to be upda...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Thursday, July 24

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Downs Farm Development
• Oakview Avenue
• Willis Avenue
• Wilbur Avenue
• Cornell Avenue
• North Harvard Avenue
• North Princeton Avenue
• West 6th Avenue
• 5th Avenue
• Church Road
• Petit Avenue
• Holly Street
• Linderman Avenue
• Victor Avenue
• 7th Avenue
• East 6th Avenue
• 4th Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• 2nd Avenue
• 1st Avenue
• Hoffman Avenue
• Kassner Avenue
• Ellis Avenue
• Hurff Avenue
• Palmwood Avenue
• Carolina Avenue
• Walt Whitman Drive
• St Mary's Drive
• Village Drive
• Doncaster Road
• Oakley Drive
• Whitby Road
• Cooper Run Drive
• Forage Lane
• Hunters Drive
• Hawthorne Drive
• Fox Hollow Drive
• Robin Lake Drive
• Willowdale Drive
• Crane Drive
• Heartwood Drive
• West Point Drive
• Cardinal Lake Drive
• Concord Lane
• Guilford Road
• Bamford Road
• Stonhenge Road
• Croyden Drive
• Chapel Avenue West
• Merchant Street
• Main Street
• Orchard Avenue
• Essex Avenue
• Evergreen Avenue
• Plymouth Place
• St. James Avenue
• Westminster Avenue
• Greenleigh Court
• Monroe Avenue
• West Grant Avenue
• Lincoln Avenue North
• Union Avenue
• State Street

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Thursday, July 17

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Abbey Road
• Europa Boulevard
• Marlkress Road
• Lucerne Boulevard
• Cameo Drive
• St. Moritz Lane
• Collage Court
• Collage Lane
• Renaissance Drive
• Teak Court
• Red Oak Drive
• Sequoia Road
• Buttonwood Drive
• West Riding Road
• Indian King Drive
• Laurel Hill Drive
• Cuffys Lane
• White Birch Court
• Morris Drive
• Junewood Drive
• Lavender Hill Drive
• Country Club Drive
• Country Club Place
• Downs Drive
• South Cranford Drive
• Lilac Lane
• Barby Lane
• Viking Lane
• Dewberry Lane
• Gatewood Road
• Rolling Lane
• Russet Drive
• Doral Drive
• Echo Place
• Heartwood Road
• Castle Drive
• Juniper Drive
• Randy Lane
• Dogwood Drive
• Pleasant Drive
• Iris Road
• Cranford Road
• Heron Road
• Blue Jay Lane
• Liberty Bell Drive
• Sea Gull Lane
• Eagle Lane
• Lark Lane
• Independence Lane
• West Point Drive
• Cardinal Lake Drive
• Ticonderoga Lane
• Concord Lane

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, July 16

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Deer Road
• Doe Lane
• Fawn Road
• Park Road
• Wade Drive
• Clark Drive
• Carlton Road
• Logan Drive
• Gardner Road
• Hart Road
• Holden Road
• Greenvale Road
• King George Road
• Bancroft Road
• Salsbury Road
• Sheffield Road
• Hastings Road
• Douglas Drive
• Leeann Road
• Trent Road
• Cornwall Road
• Preston Road
• Monroe Avenue North
• Garfield Avenue
• Church Road
• McKinley Road
• Columbia Boulevard
• Wilson Road
• Lincoln Avenue South
• Roosevelt Drive
• James Run
• Applet Court
• Chestnut Street
• Maple Avenue
• Hedy Avenue
• Lloyd Avenue
• Isaac Lane
• Beekman Place
• Mara Court
• Carol Court
• Oak Avenue
• Snyder Avenue
• Katherine Avenue
• Poplar Terrace
• Poplar Court
• Maple Terrace
• Merchant Street
• Main Street
• Hinchman Avenue
• Plymouth Place
• St. James Place
• Westminster Avenue
• Greenleigh Court
• Orchard Avenue

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2014

Heat alert in effect until 7 p.m. on Monday, July 14

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The Camden County Health Officer has issued a heat alert from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 14.

The Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has opened the Township's cooling centers for those who need access to an air-conditioned facility.
- The Cherry Hill Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St.
- The Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Highway (open until 9:30 p.m.)
- The Cherry Hill Mall, Haddonfield Road (open until 9:30 p.m.)

When the temperatures and humidity rise, it is important to limit your time outdoors, stay hydrated, and remember to check on neighbors who may need assistance - particularly the elderly and individuals with limited mobility. Senior citizens, children and pets are especially vulnerable in extreme temperatures.

According to statistics provided by the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services, more than 1,200 New Jerseyans visit the Emergency Room every year for severe sunburn and other heat-related illnesses. Overexposure to the heat can cause as many as 170 hospitalizations in the state every year, and the majority of those cases involve a hospital stay of at least three days.

Prolonged heat and humidity are particularly dangerous for young children, the elderly, and those who have underlying health complications and mobility problems. Certain medications can also amplify the risks of overexposure.

The Cherry Hill OEM has put together valuable information to help residents of all ages stay cool and healthy through the impending summer months.

To avoid health complications from excessive heat:
• Stay as cool as possible, and avoid spending time in locations that are not air-conditioned. If you are without air conditioning in your home, spend time in public facilities that are, such as movie theaters, libraries, and shopping malls. Electric fans will provide some relief, but they will not prevent illness when the temperature passes 95 degrees. And fans will do absolutely no good if they’re kept in a room with the windows shut.
• Stay hydrated with water and other non-alcohol beverages, and make sure children, pets, and the elderly are also well-hydrated and that those with limited mobility have easy access to plenty of fluids.
• Wear loose, light-colored, lightweight clothing – including a hat when you’re outdoors.
• Limit outdoor activity during the day and restrict physical activities to the cooler early mornings or evenings.
• Never leave children, the elderly or disabled, or your pets in an enclosed car, even for just a minute. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in a matter of minutes.
• And if you are on any medications, consult your health care provider about whether your medication might increase your risk of heat-related illness.

Know the signs of heat stroke and exhaustion. Heat stroke sufferers can go from seemingly normal to very ill in just minutes, while heat exhaustion tends to build up over several days of high temperatures.
• Heatstroke sufferers need immediate medical attention. Symptoms include hot, dry skin; a body temperature of 106 degrees or more; an absence of sweat; and a rapid and strong pulse. Victims may become delirious or unconscious.
• Heat exhaustion is milder. Symptoms include pale, clammy skin and profuse sweating. Victims may feel lethargic, weak or dizzy and sometimes have headaches or cramps. Their body temperature will stay close to normal.

Summertime can be full of fun and relaxation – but it’s easy to forget that we should take it easy when the temperatures rise. For more information on summer safety, and for information on ways to prepare for summer-weather emergencies, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website at http://www.ready.gov/heat.

To reach the Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management, contact OEM Coordinator Kevin Seta at (856) 432-8836, or e-mail kseta@cherryhillpolice.com.

For after-hours questions or concerns about a potential heat-related emergency, please call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 665-1200. To report a true medical emergency, call 9-1-1.Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Thursday, July 10

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, weather-permitting:

• North Valleybrook Road
• West Valleybrook Road
• East Valleybrook Road
• Ashbrook Road
• Oakdale Road
• Greenwood Road
• Willowbrook Road
• Sunnybrook Road
• Laurelbrook Road
• Gilmour Park
• Warfield Road
• Fieldstone Road
• Iron Master Road
• Nantucket Drive
• Pearlcroft Road
• Split Rail Road
• Folkestone Way
• Rockingham Road
• Farmington Road
• Bancroft Drive
• Heritage Road
• Gravel Bend
• Horse Shoe Court
• Charleston Road
• Clover Avenue
• White Oak Road
• White Oak Court
• Willow Way
• Willard Avenue
• Moore Avenue
• Woodstock Road
• Tavistock Road
• McPhelin Avenue
• Ponds Court
• Tyndall
• Haddon Court
• Winding Way
• Gere Terrace
• Rose Lane
• Oxford Street
• Plymouth Road
• Bel Aire Avenue
• Newell Avenue
• Munn Avenue
• Caldwell Road
• Shepherd Road
• Stanford Road
• Edison Road
• Churchill Road

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on July 9

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Rymill Run
• Kingsdale Avenue
• Hadleigh Drive
• Brondesbury Drive
• Partridge Lane
• Pawtucket Drive
• Cohasset Lane
• St. Anthony Court
• Lynford Drive
• Staffordshire Road
• Roanoke Road
• Locust Grove Avenue
• Waverly Road
• Old Orchard Road
• Scattergood Road
• Elbow Lane
• Rabbit Run Road
• Papermill Road
• Brae Lane
• Regent Road
• Black Latch Lane
• Cobblestone Road
• Lamppost Lane
• Imperial Drive
• North Riding Drive
• Millhouse Lane
• East Riding Drive
• Spring Mill Lane
• Leith Hill Drive
• Mews Lane
• Box Hill Drive
• Barbara Drive
• Ann Drive
• Winding Drive

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

Enjoy 'Music Under the Stars' every Tuesday in July at historic Barclay Farmstead

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Township Council are proud to once again offer residents free, live entertainment every week in July at Cherry Hill’s historic Barclay Farmstead.

Expanded to five weeks for 2014, the family-friendly “Music Un...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on July 2 and 3

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, weather-permitting:

• 7th Avenue
• West 6th Avenue
• East 6th Avenue
• 5th Avenue
• 4th Avenue
• 3rd Avenue
• East 3rd Avenue
• 2nd Avenue
• 1st Avenue
• Hoffman Avenue
• Kassner Avenue
• Ellis Avenue
• Morrill Terrace
• Eleanore Terrace
• Henszey Lane
• Ashland Avenue
• Dobson Lane
• Ward Terrace
• Perot Avenue
• Ogden Avenue
• Hurff Avenue
• Palmwood Avenue
• Carolina Avenue
• Barlow Avenue
• Linderman Avenue
• Holly Street
• Petit Avenue
• Victor Avenue
• Woodland Avenue
• Thomas Street
• State Street
• Dudley Avenue
• Church Road
• North Harvard Avenue
• Cornell Avenue
• North Princeton Avenue
• Willis Avenue
• Cornell Avenue
• Oakview Avenue
• Wilbur Avenue
• West Doris Drive
• East Doris Drive
• Southwood Drive
• Ivy Lane
• Jade Lane
• Knoll Lane
• Lantern Lane
• Knollwood Drive
• Lafferty Drive
• Eddy Lane
• Darby Lane
• Forge Lane
• Wagon Lane
• Orchid Lane
• Pebble Lane
• Meryl Lane
• Iron Master Road
• Nantucket Drive
• Fieldstone Road
• Warfield Road
• Pearlcroft Road
• Deerfield Drive
• Split Rail Road
• Folkestone Way
• Rockingham Road
• Farmington Road
• Barcroft Drive
• Heritage Road
• Gravel Bend
• Horse Shoe Court
• Charleston Road
• White Oak Court
• Willow Way
• Willow Court
• Partridge Lane
• Rymill Run
• Pawtucket Drive
• St. Anthony Court
• Lynford Drive
• Staffordshire Road
• Hadleigh Drive
• Kingsdale Avenue
• Media Road
• Overbrook Drive
• Kent Road
• Colmar Road
• Colwick Road
• Merion Road
• Lenape Road
• St Martins Road
• St Davids Road
• Ambler Road
• Bala Road

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Doncaster Road
• Oakley Drive
• Whitby Road
• Cooper Run Drive
• Forage Lane
• Saddlebrook Court
• En Provence
• Hawthorne Drive
• Fox Hollow Drive
• Signal Hill Road
• Cherry Hill Blvd.
• Aqueduct Lane
• Hialeah Drive
• Monmouth Drive
• Belmont Drive
• Suffolk Drive
• Jamaica Drive
• Saratoga Drive
• Tanforan Drive
• Garden State Drive
• Narragansett Drive
• Weld Avenue
• Graham Avenue
• Severn Avenue
• Sherwood Avenue
• Mercer Street
• Dover Street
• Murray Avenue
• Fulton Street
• Warren Avenue
• Chambers Avenue
• Wynwood Avenue
• Gatewood Road
• Viking Lane
• Country Club Drive
• Tearose Lane
• Fireside Lane
• Larkspur Road
• Morris Drive
• Rolling Lane
• Russet Drive
• Dewberry Lane
• Doral Drive
• Heartwood Road
• Cypress Lane
• Balsam Road
• Queen Anne Road
• King George Road
• Bancroft Road
• Salsbury Road
• Sheffield Road
• Hastings Road
• Douglas Drive
• Leeann Road
• Preston Road
• Cornwall Road
• Trent Road
• Saxby Terrace
• Dalton Terrace
• Longstone Drive
• Kilburn Drive
• Kilburn Court
• Abinger Lane
• Longstone Drive
• Brompton Drive
• Balfield Terrace
• Apley Drive
• Henfield Avenue
• Sandringham Road
• Downing Street
• Banner Road
• Maple Avenue
• Hedy Avenue
• Lloyd Avenue
• Isaac Lane
• Beekman Place

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Camden County to begin roadway improvements on Springdale Road

The Camden County Department of Public Works is scheduled to begin a roadway improvement project on Springdale Road between Wilderness Drive and Kresson Road the week of June 23, 2014.

The revitalization project will include the road resurfacing, sidew...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Attorney Judith S. Charny becomes Cherry Hill’s first female judge

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn on Monday appointed Municipal Prosecutor Judith S. Charny, Esq., to serve as a Municipal Court Judge, the first woman in Township history to hold the position.

The appointment was approved by Township Council at ...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Council adopts preliminary tax levy with no increase

Township Council on Monday night adopted a preliminary tax levy for fiscal year 2015 with a zero-percent increase.

State law requires a municipality operating under state fiscal year to certify a preliminary tax levy to be utilized in the calculation ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Music Under the Stars, new outdoor opera headline 2014 Summer Events

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill Township has released its 2014 Summer Arts & Entertainment schedule, which features a new moonlit trail hike, a free outdoor opera, and the expansion of the popular Music Under the Stars concert series.

“Cherry Hill Township hosts many free and low-cost entertainment options throughout the year, giving every resident a chance to relax and have fun against the backdrop of some of Cherry Hill’s most beautiful locations,” Mayor Chuck Cahn said. “I am particularly proud to announce the new activities on tap this season, which have come together to form what I believe is one of our strongest and most wide-ranging summer lineups ever.”

Festivities begin on Friday, June 13, with a free Full Moon Hike along the Croft Farm Nature Trails, and will culminate with the inaugural Cherry Hill Restaurant Week from Aug. 10 to 16.

Not included in this year’s schedule is the Township’s July 4 fireworks display, which was removed due to safety concerns. Crowd size had grown beyond the capacity of the field at Cherry Hill West, and no other venue in town could safely house the event.

“This decision was not made lightly, and in fact, nobody is more disappointed about this change than me and the members of Township Council,” Mayor Cahn said. “However, this move has enabled us to reallocate the resources previously dedicated to our fireworks display and direct them toward exciting new programming that will benefit the community all summer long.”

The expansion of events coincides with July’s celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month, and a number of this summer’s events have been scheduled to highlight some of the community’s greatest assets, including 52 public parks and playgrounds, 10 miles of trails, and the historic Barclay Farmstead and Croft Farm, which are home to two nationally recognized trail networks and serve as the backdrop for some of the year’s largest events.

“The theme of this year’s Parks & Rec Month is ‘Out is In,’ and in Cherry Hill, that’s a motto we strive to live by all year long,” Mayor Cahn said. “Get outside, play in our playgrounds, spend some time in our smoke-free public parks, or take a daily stroll along one of our guided nature trails. You might be surprised by what you’ll find!”

Below is a complete listing of this summer’s events and activities. For additional information, check out the Summer 2014 Community Magazine, which arrived in homes in May and can also be found online at www.CherryHill-NJ.com/recreation. For questions about any of these programs, contact the Department of Recreation at (856) 488-7868, or email Events@chtownship.com.

Full Moon Hike
8-10 p.m. Friday, June 13
Croft Farm, 100 Borton’s Mill Road
Free admission

Join us on the Croft Farm Nature Trails for a hike under the full moon, led by members of the Cherry Hill Environmental Board! The evening will kick off with a live demonstration from the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, giving families a chance to meet some nighttime visitors up close. Following the hike, enjoy s'mores around the campfire and live music. Bring your flashlights and explore our trails from a new perspective!

Luncheon with the Arts for Seniors
The Cherry Hill Arts Board presents live entertainment and lunch for residents 55 and up throughout the year. Seating for both summer concerts is limited; tickets are $5 in advance, or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased using the form in the Summer 2014 Community Magazine, or in Room102 of the Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer St.
• Ian Gallagher
11 a.m. Friday, June 20, Croft Farm Arts Center
Enjoy a lively blend of music from the 1940s-60s, along with a pizza and salad lunch.
• Summer Luncheon at the Katz JCC feat. Eddie McLoyd
10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1301 Springdale Road
Enjoy a hot chicken lunch as you listen to the Sounds of Summer with a Motown flair.

Music Under the Stars
6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in July
Barclay Farmstead
Free admission

Headlining this year’s summer lineup is the return of Music Under the Stars at Barclay Farmstead, a free summer concert series featuring live, local music on the grounds of one of the Township’s historic properties. The series has been expanded to five weeks this year, giving residents an additional opportunity to enjoy a warm summer night outdoors. Guests are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and even a picnic dinner, to settle in for the evening’s opening act and headliner. Local food trucks will offer on-site dinner options, while the Friends of Barclay Farmstead will offer free guided tours of the Farmhouse. Concerts are canceled in the event of rain. Music Under the Stars is supported by NFI and Republic Bank.

• July 1: Don’t Call Me Francis!
Kick off the summer with this high-energy, get-up-and-jam type of band. You’ll be dancing in no time!
• July 8: The Kootz
Enjoy Classic Rock, Pop and Blues from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
• July 15: RB Express
From soft ballads to toe-tapping, foot-stomping dance music, travel down memory lane with your favorite Doo Wop, R&B, Motown, Country and Pop from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
• July 22: Pure Acoustic Musical Duo
This Musical Duo’s repertoire spans Classic Rock, Pop and Country from the 1970s to today.
• July 29: The Mango Men
The Mango Men close out this year’s series with the tropical sounds of Jimmy Buffet and other island favorites.

The New Jersey State Opera presents ‘Romanza’
8 p.m. Thursday, July 31
Garden State Rotary Complex, Evesham & Cropwell Roads
Free admission

Cherry Hill Township is excited to partner with Camden County to host a special outdoor performance of Romanza, performed by the New Jersey State Opera. Bring a blanket and a chair and enjoy the music of romance and love!

Cherry Hill Restaurant Week
Sunday, Aug. 10 to Saturday, Aug. 16
Various locationsPrix-fixe dinner menu: $25 or $35

From Aug. 10 to 16, the Township will host its inaugural Cherry Hill Restaurant Week, giving residents access to the best of Cherry Hill’s culinary landscape at a special price. Participating restaurants will offer patrons a three-course prix fixe dinner menu ($25 or $35), with lunch options available, as well. This year’s participating restaurants include Farm & Fisherman, Toscana, Dream Cuisine, Seasons 52, Caffe Aldo Lamberti, Tutti Toscani, Brio, Il Villaggio, Ponzio's, Kaminsky’s, The Coastline, Red Lobster, Steak 38 and Dubh Linn Square, among others. Cherry Hill Restaurant Week is sponsored by NFI and supported by the participating restaurants. Look for more information, including a Restaurant Week website and social media pages, later this summer.

Barclay Farmstead Tours
Noon to 4 p.m., First Sundays through November
Barclay Farmstead, 206 Barclay Lane
Free admission for Cherry Hill residents

The Friends of Barclay Farmstead present free, guided tours of the historic Barclay Farm property on the first Sunday of every month from March through November. First Sundays also feature a free, family-friendly craft activity from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission for these monthly tours is free for Cherry Hill residents, with special rates available for non-resident seniors and students. In addition to tours of the farmhouse, visitors can enjoy and explore more than 30 acres of preserved land surrounding the farmstead, including a playground, community gardens, a picnic area and nature trails.

Mountain Bike Skills Clinics
9 a.m. to noon, Third Saturdays, May-October
Free; RSVP required

Cherry Hill Township and Keswick Cycle invite you to the 2014 Mountain Bike Skills Clinic Series at the Kresson Trails, Kresson and Springdale roads. This successful program has helped nearly 200 riders improve their bike-handling skills, while enjoying and learning about Cherry Hill’s Kresson Trails. Whether you’ve been riding for a day or for years, the clinics are designed for anyone who wants to pick up or fine-tune their off-road riding skills, with a focus on the fundamentals of mountain biking, including basic bike set-up, riding techniques, and trail essentials such as repairs, etiquette and equipment selection. More advanced skill sets will be added as participants progress through the year. Come once, or as many times as you would like; instruction is provided by experienced cyclists under the direction of a National Mountain Bike Patrol certified instructor. Helmets are mandatory. E-mail Jay Jones at chtrailcrew@gmail.com to register, or for more information.

In addition to these organized events, the Township promotes healthy activity all year long through its Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Visit www.CherryHill-NJ.com/wellness for a list of free and low-cost activities and events hosted by the Township and various Wellness Partners across town.

“You don’t have to go far to have fun this summer,” Mayor Cahn said. “From June through August, residents can enjoy live entertainment, local arts, culture, cuisine, outdoor recreation and wellness activities, and much more. Whether you’re counting down to your family vacation or staying close to home all summer, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy all that Cherry Hill has to offer.”

For more information on programs, events and activities hosted by the Township, follow the Cherry Hill Recreation Department on Facebook, @CHT_Rec on Twitter, and CherryHillRecreation on InstagramRead on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, June 25

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, weather-permitting:

• Surrey Road
• Melody Lane
• Blue Bell Drive
• Coventry Court
• Gately Court
• Silvertop Lane
• Saddle Lane
• Johns Road
• Richard Road
• Bruce Road
• Howard Road
• Kenwood Drive
• Brookmead Drive
• Westover Drive
• Midway Drive
• Wayland Road
• Pelham Road
• Sawmill Road
• Sharrowvale Road
• Red Stone Ridge
• Hale Drive
• Bryce Lane
• West Tampa Avenue
• Tory Court
• Windsor Tower Drive
• Paine Place
• North Bowling Green Drive
• Bryant Road
• South Bowling Green Drive
• Highgate Lane
• Cricket Lane
• Windgate Road
• Rooftree Road
• Wexford Court
• Wexford Drive
• Dunbarton Road
• Lavenham Road
• Tendring Road
• Ashford Road
• Buxton Road
• Weston Drive
• Weston Court
• Partree Road
• Fullwood Road
• Granville Drive
• Fox Chase Lane
• Pine Valley Road
• Wyndmoor Road
• Covered Bridge Road
• Antietam Road
• Kaywood Road
• Kay Avenue
• Beaverbrook Drive
• Whitemarsh Way
• Paddock Way

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.

• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2014

Mayor, Council welcome Whole Foods Market to Cherry Hill

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn joined officials from Whole Foods Market and Federal Realty Investment Trust on Wednesday morning to celebrate the Grand Opening of Whole Foods’ newest location, inside Cherry Hill’s Ellisburg Circle Shopping Center....Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, June 18

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014:

• Kingswood Court
• Deer Road
• Doe Lane
• Greenvale Road
• Fawn Road
• Park Road
• Wade Drive
• Clark Drive
• Carlton Road
• Logan Drive
• Gardner Road
• Holden Road
• Hart Road
• Hialeah Drive
• Suffolk Drive
• Monmouth Drive
• Belmont Drive
• Cherry Hill Blvd
• Jamaica Drive
• Saratoga Drive
• Garden State Drive
• Narragansett Drive
• Ascot Lane
• Tanforan Drive
• St. Marys Drive
• Village Drive
• Doncaster Road
• Oakley Drive
• Whitby Road
• Cooper Run Drive
• Forage Lane
• Hunters Drive
• Hawthorne Drive
• Fox Hollow Drive
• Saddlebrook Court
• En Provence
• Daytona Avenue
• Deland Avenue
• E. Tampa Avenue
• E. Miami Avenue
• E. Ormond Avenue
• Princess Road
• Harrowgate Drive
• Parnell Drive
• Glen Perth Lane
• Pendleton Drive
• Pawtucket Drive
• Avalon Lane
• Ventnor Court
• Thistle Court
• Reynard Court
• Chanticleer Drive
• Britany Court
• Walden Pond Drive
• Normandy Court
• Emerson Court
• Springhouse Road
• Meetinghouse Lane
• Weather Vane Drive
• Hedgerow Drive
• Garfield Avenue
• Harvest Road
• Friendship Lane
• Cherry Tree Lane
• Peppermill Drive
• Farmhouse Lane
• Kingston Drive
• Chelton Pkwy
• Barclay Walk
• Ranoldo Terrace

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
• Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
• Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
• Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
• Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
• Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
• Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
• Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
• Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
• Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
• Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2014

Heat alert in effect until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18

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The Camden County Health Officer has issued a heat alert from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18.

The Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has opened the Township's cooling centers for those who need access to an air-conditioned facility.
- The Cherry Hill Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St.
- The Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Highway (open until 9:30 p.m.)
- The Cherry Hill Mall, Haddonfield Road (open until 9:30 p.m.)

When the temperatures and humidity rise, it is important to limit your time outdoors, stay hydrated, and remember to check on neighbors who may need assistance - particularly the elderly and individuals with limited mobility. Senior citizens, children and pets are especially vulnerable in extreme temperatures.

According to statistics provided by the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services, more than 1,200 New Jerseyans visit the Emergency Room every year for severe sunburn and other heat-related illnesses. Overexposure to the heat can cause as many as 170 hospitalizations in the state every year, and the majority of those cases involve a hospital stay of at least three days.

Prolonged heat and humidity are particularly dangerous for young children, the elderly, and those who have underlying health complications and mobility problems. Certain medications can also amplify the risks of overexposure.

The Cherry Hill OEM has put together valuable information to help residents of all ages stay cool and healthy through the impending summer months.

To avoid health complications from excessive heat:
• Stay as cool as possible, and avoid spending time in locations that are not air-conditioned. If you are without air conditioning in your home, spend time in public facilities that are, such as movie theaters, libraries, and shopping malls. Electric fans will provide some relief, but they will not prevent illness when the temperature passes 95 degrees. And fans will do absolutely no good if they’re kept in a room with the windows shut.
• Stay hydrated with water and other non-alcohol beverages, and make sure children, pets, and the elderly are also well-hydrated and that those with limited mobility have easy access to plenty of fluids.
• Wear loose, light-colored, lightweight clothing – including a hat when you’re outdoors.
• Limit outdoor activity during the day and restrict physical activities to the cooler early mornings or evenings.
• Never leave children, the elderly or disabled, or your pets in an enclosed car, even for just a minute. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in a matter of minutes.
• And if you are on any medications, consult your health care provider about whether your medication might increase your risk of heat-related illness.

Know the signs of heat stroke and exhaustion. Heat stroke sufferers can go from seemingly normal to very ill in just minutes, while heat exhaustion tends to build up over several days of high temperatures.
• Heatstroke sufferers need immediate medical attention. Symptoms include hot, dry skin; a body temperature of 106 degrees or more; an absence of sweat; and a rapid and strong pulse. Victims may become delirious or unconscious.
• Heat exhaustion is milder. Symptoms include pale, clammy skin and profuse sweating. Victims may feel lethargic, weak or dizzy and sometimes have headaches or cramps. Their body temperature will stay close to normal.

Summertime can be full of fun and relaxation – but it’s easy to forget that we should take it easy when the temperatures rise. For more information on summer safety, and for information on ways to prepare for summer-weather emergencies, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website at http://www.ready.gov/heat.

To reach the Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management, contact OEM Coordinator Kevin Seta at (856) 432-8836, or e-mail kseta@cherryhillpolice.com.

For after-hours questions or concerns about a potential heat-related emergency, please call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 665-1200. To report a true medical emergency, call 9-1-1.Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2014

County Health Dept. confirms rabid bat found in Cherry Hill

(June 17, 2014) - The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHSS) that a bat removed from a home in Cherry Hill has tested positive for rabies.

During the evening of June 11, 2014...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

LourdesCare receives NJBIA 'New Good Neighbor Award'

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LourdesCare at Cherry Hill has received the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s 2014 New Good Neighborhood Award, Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn and officials from Lourdes Health System have announced. Representatives from Lourdes accepted the aw...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Cherry Hill receives $124K Clean Communities Grant

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill Township has been awarded a $124,859 Clean Communities Grant from the State of New Jersey, Mayor Cahn announced this week.

The grant is among $17 million in Clean Communities grants announced this week by the Christie...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Mayor's Message: Cherry Hill to honor the fallen at Memorial Day ceremony

For many Americans, Memorial Day signifies the beginning of summer. It’s a day for picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings. It’s a day at the beach; a sign that it’s time to open up the swimming pool; a sign that the kids will soon be finished with scho...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Cherry Hill Police Department reminds drivers to 'Click It or Ticket'

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(CHERRY HILL, NJ) -- Law enforcement officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 19 and running through June 1, the ann...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2014

CHPD takes Impaired Driver Program to Cherry Hill East

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The Cherry Hill Police Department gave seniors at Cherry Hill High School East a hands-on lesson about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving during a special session at the school on Wednesday, May 14.

As part of the department’s Impaired Driving Simulator Program, officers from the Department's Traffic Safety Unit set up a series of interactive demonstrations meant to show new drivers how drunk or distracted driving can affect decision making, depth perception and reaction time behind the wheel.

Several students were given the chance to drive a the Department's low-speed Impaired Driving Simulation vehicle through an obstacle course - first without distraction, and then while wearing a pair of "fatal vision" goggles or texting on a cell phone. Others took part in mock sobriety checkpoints, while other students played skill games to test their depth perception and coordination.

The CHPD provides educational outreach programs to Cherry Hill High School students throughout the year, including a crash simulation scheduled at Cherry Hill East on May 28 and again at Cherry Hill West on June 3.

The Traffic Safety Unit participates in a number of state and national safety campaigns throughout the year, including Click it or Ticket, Buckle Up South Jersey, Pedestrian Safety operations, and Over the Limit Under Arrest. The Department launched the Impaired Driving Simulator Program in 2010, through a sponsorship with Wegman's, Home Depot, All-State Insurance, and the Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. For more information, visit the Cherry Hill Police Department online.

Click the link below to read more about the program in this week's Cherry Hill SunRead on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

NJDOT begins Brace Road reconstruction

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On Monday, May 12, the New Jersey Department of Transportation began long-awaited road repairs along Brace Road in Cherry Hill.

The project, part of a larger $9.2 million NJDOT road resurfacing effort across three counties, calls for the reconstruction...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2014

Street sweepers making their way across Cherry Hill

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The Township's annual street sweeping program is underway, with crews deployed in neighborhoods across town. This year's effort began on March 14, with three sweepers assigned to remove sand, salt and other debris from 260 miles of municipal roads.

Because of weather and other factors, a detailed sweeping schedule is not available; rest assured if you have not yet seen a sweeper, it will be coming your way within the next few weeks. Weather-permitting, each street will be swept twice.

As of mid-April, this year's effort had yielded more than 1,100 cubic yards of debris, and we expect the final numbers to far exceed 2013 totals due to the unprecedented winter.

Again, municipal crews are advancing through Cherry Hill's neighborhoods as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you have questions or concerns about the 2014 street sweeping program, contact the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-2244Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

Cherry Hill named South Jersey Magazine’s No. 8 'Top Town' for 2014

Cherry Hill Township is proud to be ranked as one of South Jersey Magazine’s Top Towns for a second consecutive year.

The Township’s No. 8 ranking – six spots higher than in 2013 – was based on several factors, including strong property values, taxes...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

Cherry Hill moves Election Day voting out of public schools

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn is proud to announce that Cherry Hill is among the first municipalities in the state to move Election Day voting locations out of public schools, in anticipation of new regulations from the State of New Jersey.

The change is effective immediately, meaning voters will report to their new polling locations for the June 3 primary.

The move, an effort to ease Election Day logistics for both the Township and the Cherry Hill School District, removes polling locations from 18 of Cherry Hill’s Public Schools. Voting will continue to take place at the Malberg Administration Building.

“Cherry Hill is proud to lead by example and set the standard for other towns in New Jersey. We expect that this policy will eventually become a requirement in New Jersey, and viewed this as an opportunity to be proactive, rather than reactive,” Mayor Chuck Cahn said. “This change eases Election Day logistics for both the Township and the schools, promotes public safety, and streamlines the Township’s efforts by consolidating the number of locations to be monitored on Election Day.”

“The Cherry Hill School Public Schools appreciate this change,” Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Maureen Reusche said. “It now gives us the flexibility to schedule an in-service day at a time when it is most beneficial to those who participate, rather than always having it on Election Day in November.”

Affected residents will be notified by mail by both Cherry Hill Township and the Camden County Board of Elections; the first notices are expected to be mailed this weekend.

Click the link below to view the full list of new polling locations. Voters' new polling places will also be identified on their sample ballots.

Mayor Cahn reminds residents that the easiest way to ensure your vote is cast is to Vote by Mail. Anyone can vote by mail, regardless of their reason.

“The Township will make every effort to ensure every voter knows where he or she should cast their ballot come Election Day. However, the easiest and most convenient way to ensure your vote is counted is to vote by mail,” Mayor Cahn said. “Vote-by-mail applications and full instructions are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office in Town Hall and on the Township website.”

Click here to learn more about Vote by Mail, and to download an application.

Two Vote-by-Mail applications will be provided to each household affected by the change, enclosed with the Township’s notice.

Anyone with questions or concerns about their polling location should call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at (856) 488-7892, or e-mail Township Clerk Nancy Saffos at nsaffos@chtownship.com. The Clerk’s Office is located in Room 107 of the Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer StRead on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Mayor's Message: Cherry Blossoms an annual celebration of community

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They’re one of Cherry Hill’s surest signs of spring: the magnificent, pink-and-white blooms that pop from the branches of the cherry trees along Chapel Avenue and throughout our community.

Despite a later-than-usual bloom following a very cold winter, ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Woodcrest Elementary receives $2,900 Recyclebank Green Schools grant

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Mayor Chuck Cahn joined officials from Woodcrest Elementary School, the Cherry Hill School District, Sustainable Cherry Hill and Recyclebank on Wednesday afternoon to present the Woodcrest Elementary Green Team with a $2,914 Green Schools grant.

The gr...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Mayor's Message: Art Blooms, Earth Festival to showcase the best of Cherry Hill

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With spring in full bloom, Cherry Hill is gearing up to showcase all the best that our community has to offer. From April 26 to May 10, our community will once again host Art Blooms, the Township’s annual celebration of art, culture and sustainability on ...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Cherry Hill adopts ‘Complete Streets’ policy

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Township Council on Monday night adopted a new Complete Streets Policy that will make Cherry Hill’s roads safer and more accessible for everyone, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

The new initiative will, over time, create a compre...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2014

Animal Control offers tips to deter skunks, nuisance wildlife

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Independent Animal Control, which provides animal control services to Cherry Hill Township, recommends that homeowners take the following steps to deter skunks and other nuisance wildlife from their properties.

*Please note that while Animal Control d...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Cherry Hill Police take part in distracted-driving enforcement campaign

Law enforcement officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new national Distracted Driving Enforcement campaign.

From April 1st through the 21st, this high-visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking or texting on hand-held cell phones while driving. The slogan for this national campaign is "UDrive. UText. UPay."

“Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways,” says Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that each year thousands of people are killed in distracted driving related crashes and nearly half a million people are injured.”

Despite the fact that using a handheld cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in New Jersey, the practice appears to be widespread. In a 2013 survey conducted by the FDU PublicMind Poll for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 72% of respondents said they “very often” see people driving and talking on a handheld cell phone. 40% of respondents said they “very often” see drivers texting.

This campaign is being carried out during the month of April which is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and is modeled after similar successful high-visibility enforcement campaigns such as "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

The Cherry Hill Police Department has planned to conduct ongoing Distracted Driving Enforcement details throughout the township during this campaign. Patrol units along with officers in unmarked police vehicles will be on the lookout for drivers violating New Jersey's cell phone lawRead on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Save the date for the 5th annual Art Blooms Earth Festival, April 26

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) -- Spring should be in full bloom for families, neighbors, students and friends participating in the 5th Cherry Hill Art Blooms Earth Festival Saturday, April 26 at Croft Farm, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event is a family affair for many...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Calling all artists: Art Blooms juried art exhibit set for April 26-May 10

The Art Blooms juried art exhibit will be held April 26 - May 10 at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road. This annual juried art exhibit will feature original two-dimensional works in watercolor, pastels, oils and more. All artwork is availab...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

South Jersey Gas begins infrastructure project at Evesham & Berlin roads

On March 18, South Jersey Gas began a month-long infrastructure replacement project at the intersection of Evesham and Berlin Roads, on the Cherry Hill-Voorhees border.

For approximately one month, crews will be working to upgrade natural gas infrastr...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

Road reconstruction begins Thursday on Cooper, Harding avenues

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering is set to begin work on two roads in the Erlton South section of the Township on Thursday, March 20, as part of the 2013 Road Maintenance Program.

Crews will be completing concrete repairs and road resurfacing ...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2014

Paperless billing now available for Township sewer rent

Cherry Hill Township now offers paperless billing for all residential and commercial Township sewer bills, giving property owners the option of replacing traditional paper bills with an e-mail notice.

This new service is the latest effort by Mayor Ch...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2014

PSE&G completing gas repairs along Haddonfield Road

Over the next few weeks, PSE&G will be making repairs to its natural gas facilities on Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill. Work is scheduled in two different locations.

Work is currently underway in the first area, on Haddonfield Road between Dudley Avenue and Princeton Avenue, and will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No work will be done on Sunday. This phase is expected to take about a week to complete.

A second phase is scheduled on Haddonfield Road between Maple Avenue and Church Road. Timing will be dependent upon weather and other factors; more information will be posted when it becomes available.

PSE&G has inspected homes and businesses near the work site and deemed them to be safe, and personnel will continue to monitor the area to ensure the safety of all Cherry Hill residents.

Cherry Hill Police will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Additionally, the Police Department and the Township will work together to ensure that any updates are provided to residents as soon as possible.

Residents with questions or concerns may contact PSE&G at (856) 573-2015 during regular business hours.

Click here to read the full notice from PSE&GRead on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Cherry Hill designated as a New Jersey ‘Healthy Town’

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill has been designated as a New Jersey Healthy Town for its implementation of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign and the community’s strong support of the program, Mayor Chuck Cahn announced this morning.

“Healthy Town” status is the top designation given to municipalities every year by the New Jersey Mayors Wellness Campaign. Cherry Hill becomes the 16th municipality in New Jersey to receive the designation since 2007, and is one of just two towns to be given the honor this year. It is the only “Healthy Town” in South Jersey.

According to the state Mayors Wellness Campaign, more than half of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities participate in the program.

“Our goal has been to improve the health and wellness of all our residents by creating an atmosphere that encourages active living and a healthy lifestyle,” said Mayor Cahn. “By providing nutritional and recreational opportunities within the community, we have helped our residents and employees get in shape and become healthier. This recognition as a New Jersey Healthy Town speaks volumes about our community's commitment to better health.”

Cherry Hill launched its Mayor’s Wellness Campaign in 2012, challenging local residents and businesses to “Take the Pledge” to incorporate healthy habits into their lives, and showcasing existing Township programs and classes that promoted physical activity, nutrition and fitness. The program has grown in the last two years to include hundreds of programs and events hosted both by the Township, the Cherry Hill Public Library, and dozens of businesses that serve as “Wellness Partners” in the community.

Offerings now span a variety of demographics and interests, and because the program strives to make wellness accessible to all residents, participation in many of the Township’s programs is either low-cost or free.

“The initial aim of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign was to show residents that healthier living can be achieved by making small changes in your lifestyle; that it doesn’t have to be a big, complicated undertaking,” Mayor Cahn said. “At the same time, we know that living well is not a one-size-fits-all concept, and we in Town Hall and our community partners have worked hard to create a variety of programs that make it easy for all of our residents to become more active and, by extension, live healthier. I’m incredibly proud of what Mayor’s Wellness has accomplished in just two years, and I am excited to continue building on our progress in the years to come.”

To qualify for “Healthy Town” status, participating towns must satisfy the following criteria:
• Participation in the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign for one year or more;• Establishment of sustainable programs in each of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign categories: Youth in Motion, Seniors in Motion, Employers in Motion and Community in Motion;
• Willingness to share their program information with other communities throughout the state.

As part of the award, the New Jersey Mayor’s Wellness Campaign will present Cherry Hill with a special Healthy Town sign and banner that can be displayed in the community.

“We are delighted to recognize Mayor Cahn’s efforts to implement active living and healthy lifestyle initiatives through the Cherry Hill Mayor’s Wellness Campaign,” said Divya Padgaonkar, Wellness Coordinator for the New Jersey Mayors Wellness Campaign.

Residents can learn more about the Cherry Hill Mayor’s Wellness Campaign by following us on Facebook, or by visiting the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign page at www.CherryHill-NJ.com.

To receive information on upcoming events and activities, sign up to receive e-mail alerts through the “Notify Me” section of the Township’s website. For additional information, call (856) 488-7868, or email MWC@chtownship.comRead on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Mayor Cahn and Council join Dunkin' Donuts for grand re-opening celebration

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Last Saturday, hundreds of residents packed into a newly renovated Dunkin' Donuts in the Liberty Bell Plaza shopping center.

Mayor Cahn was on hand for the celebration, along with Council President Dave Fleisher, Councilman Jim Bannar and Councilwoman Carole Roskoph. All four joined in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting, along with the store's owner, employees, and a big cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

It was a fun and festive morning for all involved. Congratulations to Dunkin' Donuts on successfully renovating the store, and thank you for inviting Cherry Hill to be part of the celebrationRead on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Mayor, Council celebrate the grand opening of Republic Bank

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On Saturday, March 1, Mayor Chuck Cahn and Councilman Jim Bannar celebrated the official opening of Republic Bank at its newest South Jersey location, 399 Route 70 East.

The daylong event featured family-friendly activities including face-painting, dancing and free giveaways, and included a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon.

Cherry Hill is happy to welcome Republic Bank into our community, and we look forward to working with bank officials through the Mayor's Business Council and other opportunities for community interaction in the months and years to come.Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Mayor Cahn kicks off Power Train Sports Institute's Wellness Expo

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Mayor Chuck Cahn, Council President David Fleisher and Councilwoman Carole Roskoph were on hand to help kick off a special daylong Fitness and Wellness Expo with the Mayor's Wellness Campaign on Saturday, March 1.

The event, hosted by Power Train Sports Institute, 5 Esterbrook Lane, introduced visitors to the training facility and a variety of local health-oriented vendors. The Cherry Hill Township Mayor's Wellness Campaign was on hand, encouraging guests to take the Mayor's Wellness Pledge, and sharing information on nutrition and upcoming Wellness events in Cherry Hill.

Power Train is one of our newest Wellness Partners, and the Township was excited to be a part of their first-ever Wellness Expo. We look forward to working together again in the futureRead on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Mayor, Council celebrate Student Government Day

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On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Mayor Cahn welcomed 28 Cherry Hill high school students to Town Hall for Student Government Day.

For the last 20 years, Student Government Day has given students from Cherry Hill East and West a hands-on civics lesson and a firsthand look at how local government operates. Each group is assigned a topic that is relevant to the Township, and asked to study that issue, create an action plan, and then write a resolution to present to a student-run Township Council at a mock Council meeting in the evening. The five Council members are elected from among their peers when the students arrive at Town Hall in the morning.

The first group of presenters were tasked with planning a marquee event for the Township's Recreation Department that would appeal to residents of all ages, while the second group created a hypothetical Redevelopment Plan for a piece of land in Cherry Hill.

This year, we were fortunate to host two groups of brilliant and engaged young men and women who put a great deal of effort and thought into each of their projects. Mayor Cahn, our Council members and the Township professionals who worked with the students throughout the day were very impressed, and we want to congratulate all of this year's participants on a job well doneRead on...

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Public tours resume this weekend at Barclay Farmstead

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Cherry Hill Township are pleased to announce the return of public open-house hours at the historic Barclay Farmstead, which resume for the spring season this Sunday, March 2.

From noon to 4 p.m., members of t...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2014

DPW crews work to patch potholes across Cherry Hill

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – This particularly snowy, icy winter season has spawned an uptick in the number of potholes affecting municipal roadways. In response, the Cherry Hill Township Department of Public Works has launched an aggressive campaign to identify...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2014

Online tax, sewer bill payments now available

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — As part of Mayor Chuck Cahn’s commitment to making government more accessible, Cherry Hill Township now offers residents the ability to pay property taxes and Township sewer bills online by credit card, debit card or electronic check.

Residents can now make secure payments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Township's website.

Users are advised that that the payment processing company will assess a 2.39% convenience fee for credit and debit card payments and a 99-cent fee for e-check payments. No fees will be charged by the Township.

Credit and debit card payments cannot be accepted at the Tax Office or by phone.

Property taxes and Township sewer bills can now be paid three ways:
1. By cash or check at the Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer St., during business hours.2. By mailing a check to the Cherry Hill Township Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer St., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
3. Through the payment link, by clicking here

Payments for the first quarter of 2014 are due on Feb. 1, followed by a 10-day grace period.

More information on the new program and a link to the payment site can be found on Tax Collector's page on the Township website. For additional questions, call the Tax Collector’s Office at (856) 488-7880.Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Free tax-prep help available for seniors through April 14

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – With tax season upon us, Cherry Hill is once again partnering with the AARP to offer Township seniors free tax-preparation services through April 14.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday beginning Feb. 3, AARP Tax-Aide...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Home Improvement Program offers financial assistance to eligible Township residents

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Mayor Chuck Cahn announced today the availability of funds for the Township’s Housing Improvement Program (HIP), which provides funds to qualified homeowners looking to rehabilitate their homes.

The purpose of the program is to assist eligible homeowners to address code-related items, repair mechanical and plumbing systems, and to upgrade homes to make them more weather-tight. The types of repairs covered include, but are not limited to, electrical, plumbing, heating, roof, structural issues, windows, doors, handrails, steps, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and siding. Items are addressed by priority starting with the major systems.

The program provides zero-interest loans up to $25,000 which are available to qualified homeowners who meet the program requirements. These “deferred loans,” which are secured by a mortgage note held by the Township, require no monthly payments and is repayable when the property is sold or transferred.
Loans in excess of program limitations may be authorized on a case-by-case basis in extenuating circumstances, to address health, safety and critical situations.

The program is part of the Township's commitment to making decent, safe and affordable housing available to families and individuals of modest means within Cherry Hill.

“This program helps improve the livability of homes, and helps make necessary repairs affordable to those families that need them the most,” said Mayor Chuck Cahn. “It’s a great way to help those families in need within our community, and maintain and preserve the affordable housing stock within the Township. Everyone deserves to live in a warm and dry home. This program helps you get there.”

To qualify, a homeowner must have lived in the home for at least one year prior to application and meet the region’s income limits. Maximum income limits, as established by HUD, are: $44,150 for a household of one; $50,450 for a household of two; $56,750 for a household of three; $63,050 for a household of four; and $68,100 for a household of five.

Repairs made shall be subject to all Township building codes and property requirements. All identified lead-based paint hazards must be eliminated upon project completion.

The owner-occupied Home Improvement Program is funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, and is administered on behalf of the Township through a shared service agreement with Camden County.

For more information or to apply for this program, homeowners should contact Camden County at (856) 751-2242 or follow this link to the Township’s website: http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?nid=153Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Cherry Hill Police to begin using electronic ticketing system

The Cherry Hill Police Department is set to begin utilizing a new electronic ticketing system that streamlines the process of issuing citations and will ultimately allow for more efficient policing, Mayor Chuck Cahn and Police Chief William Monaghan have ...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2014

AWA spay/neuter campaign: Cat owners can 'Beat the Heat' in February

Warmer weather may still be months away, but Animal Welfare Association’s (AWA) wants you to “Beat the Heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this spring. Animal shelters commonly refer to...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2014

Snow-removal tips, winter property maintenance guidelines

As we continue through this snowy winter, residents can rest assured that the Township is always ready to respond when Mother Nature rears her head.

Snow preparation begins days in advance, with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Cherry Hill's OEM offers tips for winter-storm preparations

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As we enter a winter season that has already shown how unpredictable Mother Nature can be, the Cherry Hill Office of Emergency Management reminds residents that it is important to be prepared for extended power outages and other dangerous situations that ...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2013

Mayor Cahn, Council mourn former Councilwoman Joyce Walker

Please see the statement below from Mayor Chuck Cahn, on the passing of former Councilwoman and current Fire Commissioner Joyce Alexander Walker. Joyce served on Council from 1998 to 2005, and was its Vice President from 2002-05.

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Joyce Alexander Walker. Joyce was someone whom I deeply admired and respected; a dedicated public servant, community organizer and leader whose impact will not soon be forgotten.

Joyce was a member of the Cherry Hill Township Council for 8 years, and continued to serve our community as chairwoman of the Board of Fire Commissioners. But her contributions went beyond elected office: She served for several years as a member of the Planning Board, was a founding member of the Cherry Hill Economic Development Council, and was an active member of the Cherry Hill African-American Civic Association. She was a champion for women, a fierce advocate for the underprivileged, and worked passionately to promote peace, equality and unity.

More importantly, Joyce was a friend to all who had the honor and privilege of knowing her and working beside her. Her passing is a loss for all of us. Our thoughts are with Joyce's loved ones during this time of profound sadness. May her legacy provide some comfort to them in the coming weeks and months.

I never saw Joyce without smile on her face. Her warmth, generosity and zest for life and action were infectious. She inspired everyone who knew her, and that is how I will forever remember her.

Joyce lived what she preached, and there is no doubt she made this community a better, stronger place to live. She will be deeply missed.

The statement below is from Council President David Fleisher, on behalf of the entire Township Council.

We mourn the loss of Joyce Alexander Walker, chairwoman of the Board of Fire Commissioners and became the first African-American to serve on the Cherry Hill Township Council when we were elected together in 1997. Joyce served the governing body with distinction from 1998-2005, and served as its Vice President from 2002-05.

Joyce was a principled, honorable and effective public servant. I am honored to have served by her side, and to call her a dear, close friend.

All of Township Council extends our deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones. We will memorialize Joyce's many contributions to our community in the days ahead, and will recognize her legacy of authentic public service.

Read more about Commissioner Walker here. Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2013

Teen Scene program receives national recognition

“Teen Scene,” a program developed collaboratively by Cherry Hill High School West students and Cherry Hill Township, recently received national recognition with a “Promising Practices” Award from the Character Education Partnership.

Teen Scene was desi...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Mayor names new Chief of the Cherry Hill Police Department

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Capt. William “Bud” Monaghan has been named the next Chief of the Cherry Hill Police Department, Mayor Chuck Cahn announced this morning.

Monaghan succeeds current Chief Rick DelCampo, who will retire on Dec. 31 after 36 years wit...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

Leaf collection begins in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill

The Township’s Department of Public Works is in the thick of curbside leaf-collection season, will begin on Oct. 20 and will run, weather-permitting, through late December.

In the span of about eight weeks, DPW crews will collect more than 80,000 cubi...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Tips and recommendations for a safe, happy Halloween!

The Cherry Hill Police Department recommends that families trick-or-treat between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. this Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, to ensure a safe, healthy and fun holiday for all.

These are the same hours that have been recommended in past...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2013

Mayor, Council renew vow to fight development at Woodcrest Country Club

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Yesterday, Cherry Hill Township was served with notice that the First Montgomery Group, the new owner of the Woodcrest Country Club property, has filed suit against the Township for the right to build housing on the site. Mayor Chuck...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2013

Council adopts second straight budget with no tax increase

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – There will be no municipal tax increase for Cherry Hill residents for the second year in a row, under the budget adopted unanimously by Township Council on Thursday night.

The approved $64.7 million spending plan is approximately...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2013

Mayor's Message: Preparation is key to helping families, communities during emergencies

In the last several years, Cherry Hill and New Jersey as a whole have experienced our share of emergency events, from significant snowstorms a few winters ago, to Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy in 2011 and 2012.

Each event hit Cherry Hill with a...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2013

Free leaf bags now available for pickup; leaf collection begins Oct. 21

Leaf bags have arrived and are now availble for pickup at the Department of Public Works (1 Perina Blvd.) or in the Municipal Clerk's Office (Town Hall, Room 107).

The 30-gallon bags are being provided as a courtesy in preparation for this year’s leaf season, which begins the week of Oct. 21. The bags are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to a partnership with RecycleBank.

Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving residents more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up.

For more information on leaf-collection or the leaf bag program, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2013

Mayor, Council Challenge Country Club Owner’s Appeal of DEP Decision

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – In response to the First Montgomery Group's appeal of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to continue to exclude the Woodcrest Country Club from the Township sewer-service area, Mayor Chuck Cahn, Township Council President David Fleisher, and the members of the Cherry Hill Township Council today issued the following statement in support of the DEP decision.

“Mayor Chuck Cahn, Council President David Fleisher, and the members of the Cherry Hill Township Council wish to reiterate our position regarding the future of the Woodcrest Country Club property.

Let us start by being very clear: We stand firm in our commitment to fight and do everything in our power to keep this site from being developed.

We will not allow any development on the Woodcrest Country Club property. This 165-acre site must be preserved as open space for future generations.

First Montgomery’s contention that the golf course was only recently removed from the Township’s sewer-service area is contrary to fact. The property has been excluded from the proposed plan for years, which First Montgomery knew prior to its bid. The Township and the County repeatedly indicated before the auction that development was not appropriate on this site, in part because there was no sewer service available.

Shortly after purchasing the land, First Montgomery indicated that it intended to “maintain the integrity” of the property and that its owners “value[d] Woodcrest Country Club’s historical ties to the community.” At that time, First Montgomery represented publicly that its short- and long-term goal was to keep the property as a golf course. (Read the press release they issued three days after the May 20 auction here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10763924.htm.)

What First Montgomery failed to disclose at the time was its plan to seek a change to the sewer-service area so that it could develop the property – a plan that has since become apparent.

Now, First Montgomery is trying to convince the DEP that the property contains only a small amount of environmentally sensitive areas of wetlands. We will challenge any finding of this nature, as we know the property’s environmental and historical importance goes beyond just a mere measure of wetlands.

First Montgomery has continuously tried to deceive the public as to its true intentions. Now that First Montgomery's deception has been revealed, we want to assure you that we will continue to fight, on every front, to protect and preserve one of our community’s largest and last remaining pieces of open space, and prevent development of this historically significant and environmentally sensitive property.

We have continuously reiterated our position to First Montgomery, as recently as last week, in plain and straightforward language: We will not allow any development on the Woodcrest Country Club property, period.

We are not taken in by First Montgomery's disingenuous appeal, and we are hopeful that the Court will recognize First Montgomery's self-serving actions as an attempt to improperly develop land that should stay green forever.

The Mayor and Council stand united in this effort, and we ask that the residents of Cherry Hill stand strong with us to help protect one of the last green spaces in Cherry Hill. We assure you that we will not go away. We will not give up. We will not back down. We will do the right thing for our community's future.”

Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to call the Mayor’s Office directly at (856) 488-7878, or e-mail Mayor Cahn or Council President Fleisher at MayorCahn@chtownship.com and DFleisher@chtownship.comRead on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

Volunteers to help beautify Cherry Hill’s open spaces on Sept. 28

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill residents are ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty in the name of keeping our community clean and preserving local open space on National Public Lands Day, next Saturday, Sept. 28.

Led by members o...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Mayor Cahn introduces second straight budget with no tax increase

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – For the second consecutive year, Cherry Hill residents will see no increase in their municipal taxes under the budget introduced by Mayor Chuck Cahn on Monday night.

The proposed $64,703,621 spending plan is approximately $542,0...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2013

Animal Control offers tips to deter skunks, nuisance wildlife from your property

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Independent Animal Control, which provides animal control services to Cherry Hill Township, recommends that homeowners take the following steps to deter skunks and other nuisance wildlife from their properties.

*Please note that while Animal Control d...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2013

Camden County Health Dept. confirms rabid skunk in Cherry Hill

A skunk removed from Cherry Hill Township on Aug. 25 tested positive for rabies.

The skunk came into contact with a resident’s dog and was subsequently killed. The animal was picked up by the municipal animal control officer and arranged for rabies tes...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2013

Mayor's Message: Tips for beating summer's high heat and humidity

Summer is in full swing, bringing with it high heat and humidity. With that in mind, I’d like to share some summer safety tips that will help residents of all ages stay cool and healthy during the next few months.

According to statistics provided by th...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2013

Council adopts preliminary tax levy with no increase over previous year

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Township Council on Tuesday, June 11, adopted a preliminary tax levy for fiscal year 2014 with a zero-percent increase over the previous fiscal year.

The preliminary levy will fund municipal services for the first six months of t...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2013

Council takes first step in revitalizing old manufacturing site

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) — Township Council tonight took the first step toward revitalizing two underutilized, stagnant properties in town, with the goal of transforming them into premier corporate and commercial facilities.

Council directed the Township P...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2013

Mayor, Council: Work to preserve Woodcrest Country Club property continues

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

As you may know by now, the Woodcrest Country Club was bought at auction on May 20 by the First Montgomery Group, a real estate developer based in Marlton.

Together with Camden County, we put our best effort toward acquiring the property ourselves, but unfortunately, we simply could not match the developer's $10.1 million bid -- which was nearly $4 million above the property's appraised value.

Although the developer has stated that it plans to reopen the country club as a semi-private golf course, I want to make clear to the residents of Cherry Hill that Council and I intend to continue our efforts to ensure this property is forever protected and preserved. A letter re-stating our position was sent this week to residents in Woodcrest and adjacent neighborhoods.

Read the full letter by clicking here here.

Council and I have heard from a number of residents with strong feelings on this issue, and we welcome additional opinions. Please share your thoughts by calling my office at (856) 488-7878, or e-mail me directly at MayorCahn@chtownship.com.Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2013

Judge Rules in Favor of Township Council in Haddonfield Lumber Litigation

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Township Council has been dismissed from the Haddonfield Lumber litigation.

At a hearing in Superior Court Thursday morning, Judge Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina granted the Township’s motion to dismiss Council from an appeal challe...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2013

Cherry Hill, Miss Atlantic County partner on distracted-driving awareness campaign

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Township Council on Monday joined Miss Atlantic County 2013 in delivering an important message to Cherry Hill residents: Distracted driving is a dangerous practice that can carry fatal consequences.

Lindsey Gi...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2013

Cherry Hill moves to strengthen regulation of vacant properties

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) –Township Council on Monday took the first step toward increasing accountability on the part of owners of vacant homes in Cherry Hill, introducing a comprehensive ordinance that would strengthen the Township’s ability to ensure those p...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2013

Council OKs pilot program to track use of resources, reduce costs

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Town Council on Monday night approved the creation of a two-year pilot program that will allow the Township to track the way municipal resources are used, and in turn, identify ways to cut costs and increase efficiencies.

The Town...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2013

Mayor, Council hope to purchase Woodcrest Country Club

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(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn and Township Council on Wednesday announced that they intend to join in the upcoming auction of the Woodcrest Country Club, and ultimately preserve the property as open space.

See below for the full text of the Ma...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2013

Cherry Hill website named one of New Jersey’s best

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill Township has one of the top municipal websites in the state, according to a study released this week by the Monmouth University Polling Institute and Graduate Program in Public Policy.

The Township website (www.CherryH...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2013

Mayor's Message: DPW stands ready to repair potholes

It’s a common problem this time of year: You’re driving along a road when, suddenly: BAM! You hit a pothole.

These annoying craters emerge suddenly and without warning, jolting and rattling all who cross them. They are a source of frustration, a sourc...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2013

Whole Foods Market to open in Cherry Hill in 2014

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Mayor Chuck Cahn joined officials from Federal Realty Investment Trust Thursday in announcing that Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic supermarket and the country’s first national certified organic grocer, wil...Read on...

Click here for the official announcement
Posted on: February 14, 2013

Cherry Hill Public Library Board Appoints New Director

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Cherry Hill, N.J. – The Cherry Hill Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Laverne Mann, MLIS, has been selected as the new Director of the Cherry Hill Public Library. Mann was appointed by the Board of Trustees at a special meeting ...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2013

Mayor's Message: Township stands prepared for any winter weather

So far – knock on wood – the winter of 2012-13 has been a relatively quiet one. We know, however, that at any moment, Mother Nature could come knocking, bringing with her more than just a little snow, sleet and ice, and wreaking havoc on our lives.

Res...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Council OKs new regulations for cash-for-gold stores

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – In an effort to help police more efficiently monitor transactions at cash-for-gold and secondhand goods stores in Cherry Hill, Township officials are instituting new licensing and reporting requirements for all secondhand-goods deale...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Cherry Hill awarded $20K for special-needs programs

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – The Department of Recreation has been awarded a $20,000 state grant to support programming for Cherry Hill residents with special needs, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

The grant, awarded through the New Jersey Department of Commu...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Free tax help available for seniors through April 12

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – With tax season upon us, Cherry Hill and the AARP are once again partnering to offer Township seniors a popular, free tax-help program.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday from Feb. 1 until April 12 (except March 29, ...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2012

Sign up now to receive electronic tax-bill reminders!

Residents are invited and encouraged to sign up now for Cherry Hill Township’s newest e-mail alert, which will send homeowners a reminder about upcoming property tax and sewer bill due dates one week before payment is due.

To sign up, simply go to htt...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2012

Town Council adopts public smoking ban

Cherry Hill’s parks, playgrounds and other public facilities will soon be smoke-free, under an ordinance that was unanimously approved by Township Council following a public hearing on Monday night, Nov. 26.

The new law makes it illegal to smoke on any public property, including Town Hall, the Cherry Hill Public Library, the Department of Public Works, on Township-owned trails and at any of Cherry Hill’s 52 public parks and playgrounds.

The change formally takes effect in mid-December, followed by a 30-day public education period. Full enforcement will begin in January. Violators will be subject to fines of up to $150 for a first offense; up to $300 for a second offense; and as much as $500 for subsequent offenses.

Mayor Chuck Cahn, who proposed the measure in early November, said the ban will promote public health and wellness by eliminating smoke from public facilities Township-wide.

“Simply put, our residents deserve to breathe clean air,” Cahn said. “At the end of the day, this change will protect the public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and allow the people of Cherry Hill to enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces without being subjected to a major health hazard.”

Council President David Fleisher added: “Council's approval this evening underscores our commitment to the health and well-being of our community, especially for our children.”

Mayor Cahn cited several benefits to establishing smoke-free zones across Cherry Hill. In addition to improving air-quality, a no-smoking policy reduces tobacco-related litter and related maintenance costs.
“My hope is that Cherry Hill will serve as an example for organizations and businesses in our community, and set the standard for neighboring municipalities,” Cahn said. “This is ultimately about changing behavior and making smoke-free living the ‘norm’ in Cherry Hill and across the region.”

Among those in attendance Monday night were Dr. Arthur Baskies, former President and Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey; Jackie Craig from the American Cancer Society; Lynn Rosner from the Camden County Department of Health; Kim Burns of Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey; and Cathy Butler from Mom’s Quit Connection. Each organization was instrumental in helping the Township administration craft its ordinance.

Burns’ organization, Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey, helped the Township acquire signage identifying smoke-free zones at no cost to taxpayers. The signs will be installed in the coming weeks, and will be personalized using a $1,000 donation from students in Cherry Hill High School East’s East Students Against Tobacco.

Questions can be directed to the Mayor’s Office at (856) 488-7878, or to MayorCahn@chtownship.comRead on...

Click here for Mayor Cahn's original announceme
Posted on: November 14, 2012

Disaster assistance available through FEMA

FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCEIf you sustained losses or damage from Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for disaster aid. There are several ways to apply.

-- For more information or to apply, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov-- You can also call to appl...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2012

Cherry Hill awarded $140,641 for recycling efforts

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Cherry Hill has been awarded a $140,641 recycling tonnage grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

The Township’s award is the eighth-largest allotment of its kind in the st...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2012

Mayor Cahn announces 'Smoke-Free Cherry Hill' initiative

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Smoke-free Township property and public lands could soon become law, under a proposed policy change announced Thursday by Mayor Chuck Cahn.

The proposed law, aimed at eliminating secondhand smoke from all Township-owned facilitie...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2012

Bond refinance to save Cherry Hill taxpayers nearly $2 million

The Township has secured almost $2 million in savings for Cherry Hill taxpayers through Fiscal Year 2024, thanks to a successful debt-refinancing effort completed on Sept. 27, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

Favorable market conditions and near-record-...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2012

Paper yard-waste bags now available in Town Hall, DPW

FREE paper yard-waste bags are now available in the Mayor's Office and at the Dept. of Public Works. The large biodegradable bags are available to residents as a courtesy, on a first-come, first-served basis. They are provided at no cost to residents through a partnership with Subaru of America.

The bags are ideal for use during the upcoming leaf-collection season, which begins Oct. 22. Get yours while supplies last; residents are limited to two bundles per household, to ensure they are available to as many residents as possible.

For more information, please call the Mayor's Office at (856) 488-7878, or DPW at 424-4422.Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2012

Stay fit and healthy through the fall with our Mayor's Wellness events

With vacations behind us, many people are getting back to the grind of day-to-day life. In the midst of everything else going on in our busy lives, it’s sometimes easy to lose track of what’s really important, particularly when it comes to our health.
...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2012

Council adopts Cherry Hill's FY2013 budget with no tax increase

Municipal taxes will not increase for the residents of Cherry Hill, under the municipal budget adopted at the Sept. 10 Township Council meeting, Mayor Chuck Cahn has announced.

The governing body approved the $65,246,228 budget for Fiscal Year 2013 in ...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2012

Weekly Column: Traffic-safety reminders for the back-to-school season

September is here, and with the new month comes a new school year for more than 11,000 boys and girls across Cherry Hill. The return to the classroom means a fresh start and much excitement for students, parents and teachers; it also means there will be m...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2012

Weekly Column: Summer Safety

Summer is the peak season for travel, recreation and much-needed relaxation with friends and family. But whether you’re staying home, visiting a local swim club, or planning a trip out of town, this time of year can also present our community with a uniqu...

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Posted on: July 16, 2012

Weekly Column: Answering Property Maintenance Questions

A well maintained community helps attract business investment and improves the overall reputation of our neighborhoods. For many, homeownership is a life goal, and keeping and maintaining that home is something homeowners take pride in. We also know tha...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2012

Weekly Column: Building a Healthier Cherry Hill

When we launched the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) in April, the goal was to begin taking steps to build a healthier Cherry Hill by encouraging our residents and businesses to commit to making healthier lifestyle choices. When thinking about “wellness” ...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2012

Weekly Column: Tips To Beat The Heat This Summer

With summer comes the potential for extremely high and sometimes dangerous temperatures. According to statistics provided by the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services, more than 1,200 New Jerseyans visit the Emergency Room every year for heat-...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2012

Weekly Column: Wildflowers will bloom again on Route 70

Over 60,000 drivers travel along Route 70 every day. This major 6.5-mile thoroughfare stretches through Cherry Hill from end to end. Although Route 70 is a state highway maintained by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, my administration continu...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2012

Weekly Column: Plenty To Do In Cherry Hill This Summer

The temperatures are rising and summer is just around the corner. While many families may travel down the shore or take a vacation, there is plenty to do right here in Cherry Hill with events and activities for residents of all ages.

For families with...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2012

Cherry Hill Township Cooling Centers

Cherry Hill Township has three sites designated cooling centers where people who are in need of a break from the heat can go. These locations have air conditioning and are open during periods of the day when it is the hottest. Those sites are:

The Cher...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2012

Weekly Column: Cherry Hill Offers Numerous Opportunities For Seniors

It’s been said that the longer you live, the more beautiful life becomes and in Cherry Hill, we strive to make that statement a reality. Cherry Hill Township offers numerous benefits for seniors and endless chances to be involved in the community. Wheth...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2012

Town Hall closed Monday; Memorial Day Ceremony - 11am; trash, recycling collection pushed to Tuesday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, municipal offices will close at 3:00 pm today, and will be closed on Monday. Please join us on Monday May 28th at 11:00 am on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, 820 Mercer Street, as we honor those who gave their lives in defense of our country at the Township's Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. You can read Mayor Cahn's weekly column talking about the importance of Memorial Day by clicking HERE. There will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday; instead, those routes will be collected on Tuesday; all other collection days will remain the same. Recycling collection in some areas may be delayed by one day to ensure proper RecycleBank crediting, so please leave your can at the curb if it is not emptied on its regular day. For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422 or Republic Services of New Jersey at (856) 234-4000.Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2012

Weekly Column: Memorial Day Is A Time To Remember

For most of us, Memorial Day is a holiday, a day spent with family and friends enjoying all of the things that make Cherry Hill such a wonderful place to live. But we should not forget that it is, first and foremost, a day of remembrance.

Memorial Day is a day to remember courage and gallantry. It is a day to recognize the willingness of ordinary men and women who heroically lay down their lives to protect our freedom and way of life. If "a government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth" then there must be those willing to commit the greatest sacrifice of all...and we should never let their memory pass from our collective heritage.

While many will spend the day at family gatherings, enjoying picnics, relaxing on the beach or holding barbecues, it is important to recognize those who made the day possible, through their defense of our freedom and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Instead of simply celebrating a day off, I invite all Cherry Hill residents to join us in recognizing the true meaning and traditions of Memorial Day.

I hope you will join us on Monday May 28 at 11:00 am on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, 820 Mercer Street, as we honor those who gave their life in defense of our country at the Township's annual Memorial Day ceremony. The afternoon includes a memorial ceremony for those American soldiers we lost this year (American soldiers?), as well as a musical tribute to our Armed Forces by the Cherry Hill Pine Barons Chorus. Air National Guard Member and Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard will deliver the keynote address.

We are proud to partner with American Legion Post 372, Jewish War Veterans Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126 and ShopRite Supermarkets of Cherry Hill to present this day of remembrance. The ceremony will take place rain or shine and is an opportunity for Cherry Hill residents to take a moment and say thank you. Following the patriotic ceremony, all attendees are welcome to stay and enjoy a free barbecue lunch provided by ShopRite Supermarkets of Cherry Hill.

I would like to personally invite all of our veterans and active-duty military personnel to join us for this special ceremony and give us the opportunity to recognize everyone who currently serves and has served in the past. Each and every day that you serve our country, you risk your own lives to safeguard the American ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness throughout this world.

While this is a day to remember fallen comrades, in particular, we can never forget the heroism and selflessness displayed by all of Cherry Hill’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines throughout history. And while we honor their sacrifice, we must also take time and give thanks to the loved ones who support our men and women. These families keep soldiers’ spirits high and must stay strong in the face of constant uncertainty and sacrifice.

For more information on this special event, or if you’re a veteran or active-duty military planning to attend, please contact the Cherry Hill Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868. I hope that all Cherry Hill residents will take an hour out of their day, before you head to your barbeque or the beach, and join us for this special ceremony as we honor our heroes and recognize their sacrifices.Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2012

Weekly Column: Explore Cherry Hill's Swim Clubs

Summer is fast approaching and high temperatures are just around the corner. A great place to beat the heat and spend time with your neighbors is at one of Cherry Hill’s many swim clubs. Cherry Hill’s neighborhood swim clubs offer a public meeting place...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2012

Weekly Column: Celebrating Cherry Hill's Community Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community, lending their time and skills for the benefit of others. As we finish Volunteer Awareness Month, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our many volunteers for their hard work and dedication to our commu...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2012

Weekly Column: Cherry Hill Announces Project Medicine Drop

What happens when a doctor writes more of a prescription than needed leaving excess medication? Unfortunately, most unused medications are simply dumped down the toilet or thrown in the trash, where they could ultimately contaminate the water or result i...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2012

Weekly Column: Launching the Mayor's Wellness Campaign

Wellness is defined as “achieving a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.” While there are many factors that contribute to wellness, concentrating our efforts on a Township wide initiative can help lea...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2012

Request for Proposals – Telecommunication Services for the Township of Cherry Hill

The Request for Proposal scheduled to open on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m. will be postponed. A new proposal opening date as well as an addendum/clarification will be issued and advertised.

Posted on: April 16, 2012

Weekly Column: Mayor Cahn marks 100 days serving Cherry Hill

The first 100 days of my administration have been busy, exciting, rewarding and productive. While the work continues, I wanted to recap some of the promises kept as we reach this milestone and highlight some of the progress made in this short time.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2012

Statement from Mayor Cahn regarding issue at Horace Mann Elementary School

The Township of Cherry Hill has zero tolerance for bullying of any kind. Similarly, verbal abuse and humiliation of a child by an adult is inexcusable. Allegations of bullying by an adult in our schools are extremely alarming and must be dealt with swi...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2012

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Expands “Project Medicine Drop” to Cherry Hill

CHERRY HILL – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today expanded “Project Medicine Drop,” a statewide initiative to help everyday citizens join the fight against the abuse of addictive, deadly prescription drugs.

The expansion includes a partnership with Covanta Energy Corporation, a New Jersey-based business that will enable police departments, free of charge, to destroy medications turned in by consumers. It also includes the installation of new Project Medicine Drop boxes at the Cherry Hill Police Department, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Lower Township Police Department, and Toms River Police Department – more than doubling the program’s capacity to receive consumers’ unwanted and expired medications.

“Prescription painkiller abuse sends thousands of New Jersey residents into addiction treatment each year, and kills more Americans than cocaine and heroin combined. We are fighting this problem with targeted investigations and enhanced tools to detect ‘pill mills’ and ‘doctor shopping,’” Attorney General Chiesa said. “Today, by expanding Project Medicine Drop, we are inviting New Jerseyans to join us in this fight. At the Cherry Hill Police Department and other sites throughout the state, you can drop off your unused medications safely, securely, and responsibly.”

Under Project Medicine Drop, the Division of Consumer Affairs installs lockable, metal “prescription drug drop boxes” at select New Jersey police departments and sheriff’s offices. Members of the public are invited to come in and use the boxes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused and expired prescription medications.

This simple but important step helps keep excess medications from falling into the hands of those who might abuse them, or sell them for abuse. It also helps protect the environment – as it keeps harmful medications from being flushed into the water supply.

Attorney General Chiesa noted the Project Medicine Drop pilot program, launched with three North, Central, and South Jersey police departments in November 2011, hit an initial snag in that residents turned in substantially more medications – approximately 400 pounds of pills and pill containers – than were initially expected. Destruction of the medications threatened to become cost-prohibitive for the Little Falls Police Department, Seaside Heights Police Department, and Vineland Police Department.

Today’s expansion of the program includes a new partnership with Covanta, a Morristown-based operator of energy-from-waste and renewable energy facilities. The company will destroy the medications at no cost to taxpayers, thus potentially saving the police departments thousands of dollars each year.

Also today, Attorney General Chiesa announced Project Medicine Drop is being expanded with the addition of new prescription drug drop boxes at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Cherry Hill Police Department, Lower Township Police Department, and Toms River Police Department. The drop boxes are in place and ready to accept medications from consumers. The Division’s goal is to place at least one drop box in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties by the end of this year.

“We’re not just helping consumers get excess medications out of their homes. We are encouraging New Jerseyans to think differently about their prescription medications – including how to use them responsibly and talk to their family members about the dangers of abuse,” Eric T. Kanefsky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, said.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said, “The DEP strongly supports this initiative, which will provide a secure and environmentally sound method of prescription drug disposal, and one that will help protect our water supply.”

Cherry Hill Police Chief Rick Del Campo said, “The Cherry Hill Police Department is proud to lead this initiative in our county, and to help residents take an active role in the effort to keep unused medications from being abused, and from polluting the environment.”

Through Covanta’s Rx4Safety initiative, and with approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the company accepts and destroys household medications, free of charge, from any law enforcement agency that partners with Project Medicine Drop. The medications will be transported to Covanta facilities in Newark, Rahway, or Oxford. They will be consumed in furnaces that convert municipal solid waste to create steam and electricity. Since launching Rx4Safety in 2010, Covanta has destroyed more than 240,000 pounds of unwanted medication and prescription drugs at its facilities in other states, free of charge; and is now bringing the initiative to its home state of New Jersey.

“Covanta is extremely happy to now provide this service in our home state and to New Jersey residents,” said John G. Waffenschmidt, Covanta Energy vice president of environmental science and community affairs. “Energy-from-Waste facilities produce clean, renewable energy from everyday municipal solid waste and provide a safe way to dispose of unwanted medication. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art combustion controls and air pollution control equipment to ensure the destruction of these drugs in an environmentally sound manner, one that protects the water we depend upon day in and day out and ensures that unwanted drugs are not available for abuse.”

Attorney General Chiesa and Acting Director Kanefsky thanked the Cape May, Ocean, and Somerset County Offices of Consumer Affairs for their role in helping identify local law enforcement partners for this initiative.

Project Medicine Drop builds upon the success of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, which offers single-day events during which the public is invited to drop off their unused medications at pre-identified, secure locations. The next DEA-sponsored Take-Back Day will be held April 28. Project Medicine Drop, however, enables consumers to dispose of unused medications at any time throughout the year.

The scope of America’s prescription drug abuse problem is staggering:

• New Jersey in 2010 saw more than 7,000 admissions to State-licensed or certified substance abuse treatment programs due to prescription painkiller abuse – a 230 percent increase from 2005.

• In June 2011, the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation reported that a growing number of young people are abusing prescription drugs, and noted a significant trend in which the practice has led to increases, not only in the number of young people addicted to painkillers, but to the number of young people using heroin as well.

• Every day, 40 Americans die from an overdose caused by prescription painkiller abuse, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overdoses of opioid prescription drugs now kill more people in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined.

• The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has reported that two in five teenagers mistakenly believe prescription drugs are “much safer” than illegal drugs.

Project Medicine Drop is one component of the Division of Consumer Affairs’ comprehensive effort to halt the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.

The effort also includes the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program, a statewide database that tracks prescription data on Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) medications dispensed in New Jersey. It includes enhanced enforcement initiatives, including a comprehensive reorganization of the Division’s Enforcement Bureau to focus on drug diversion investigations and indiscriminate prescribing by healthcare practitioners. And it includes strategies to reduce the supply of drugs available for abuse, educate the public about the dangers of abuse, and enable recovery for persons struggling with addiction.

For much more information on the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs' initiative to halt the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, view the Division's NJPMP website at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/pmp, and the Division's Project Medicine Drop website at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.

Follow the Division of Consumer Affairs on Facebook, and check our online calendar of upcoming Consumer Outreach eventsRead on...

Posted on: April 5, 2012

Weekly Column: The Cherry Hill Business Council

The first 90 days of my administration have been extremely busy and fruitful. We have launched many initiatives and begun to streamline our operations to ensure our government operates more effectively and efficiently. We have seen an overwhelming respons...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2012

Weekly Column: The Mayor's Wellness Campaign

Recent national and state statistics show that an extraordinary number of American citizens and New Jersey residents are currently obese or overweight; specifically, sixty-two percent of adults, thirty-four percent of children, and fifty-seven percent of ...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2012

Earth Day Festivities Kick off Art Blooms Week

Earth Day Festivities Kick off Art Blooms WeekEvent to Start With a Family Fun Bike Ride and Launch of Mayor’s Wellness Campaign

Cherry Hill, NJ –Cherry Hill Township, Sustainable Cherry Hill, and the Cherry Hill Arts Board celebrate Earth Day and kick...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2012

Cherry Hill Welcomes Home International Pianist Greg DeTurk For Concert

Cherry Hill Welcomes Home International Pianist Greg DeTurk For ConcertGraduate of Cherry Hill High School West returns home for performance

(Cherry Hill) The Cherry Hill Arts Board is delighted to welcome home International Pianist Greg DeTurck, who will be performing a concert of Classical Spring Selections at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton Mills Road in Cherry Hill. The Performance will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 pm.

“We are very fortunate to have Greg returning to his home town to perform and I encourage everyone to join us for this event,” said Gaye Pino, Cherry Hill Arts Board Chair. “I also wanted to give a special thank you to Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Cherry Hill Township Council for their support of the Arts Board, and particularly, for their support of this concert.”

Greg DeTurck is a graduate of Cherry Hill West High School, who went on to attend both The Juilliard School and The Eastman School of Music. He has performed on a national and international scale and has won competitions throughout the world.

For ticket information see the Cherry Hill Arts Board Blog site http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/ Ticket information can also be obtained by calling the Cherry hill Department of Recreation at 856-488-7868 or emailing the Arts Board at arts@chtownship.com. Advance tickets are $15.00, or $12.00 with a Cherry Hill Senior Gold card.

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Greg DeTurck Bio

Gregory DeTurck is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Julian Martin and Thomas Schumacher, respectively. As the winner of the 2010 William Petschek Award, he gave his formal New York debut recital at Alice Tully Hall. Recent solo recitals include appearances at Carnegie Hall during Liszt Discovery Day, on Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, at the Palacio Canton in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, and at the Deutsch-Amerikanische Institute as part of the Heidelberger Klavierwoche. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Gijon International Piano Festival, Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival, and the American Academy in Beijing. Additionally, Gregory recently appeared in chamber music recitals at Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Tanglewood Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Phillips Collection Series, the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC, and on WFMT Chicago on the Dame Myra Hess Series. He has won several prizes on the international piano competition circuit, including the Raeburn Prize for Artist of Special Promise at the 2006 Honens Competition in Calgary. Gregory has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; other appearances include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Forbidden City Concert Hall with the International Festival Orchestra Beijing, and Thomas Ades’s Concerto Conciso with Ensemble ACJW in Zankel Hall with the composer as conductor. Gregory is an alumnus of the Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute; he remains active with the alumni association, and has recently performed and taught under the auspices of the Academy in Toyko, Asturias, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, and Merida. This summer he will serve as an adjunct faculty instructor at the Valencia International Piano Festival and the Dakota Sky Piano Festival. Gregory currently lives in Philadelphia, where he serves as a Lecturer in the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences.

Contact info for Greg DeTurck Phone: 646 351 2590
Email: gdeturck@gmailRead on...

Posted on: March 23, 2012

Weekly Column: Creating A Virtual Town Hall

As Mayor, I have consistently reiterated the importance of improving and increasing our communication with members of the community. That is why I am excited to announce that we have begun rolling out our new Township Website, which represents the next s...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2012

Cherry Hill Launches New Website Creating Virtual Town Hall

Cherry Hill Launches New Website Creating Virtual Town HallRedesigned site provides twenty-four seven access to Township information and services

(Cherry Hill, NJ) Mayor Chuck Cahn announced today that Cherry Hill has launched a new, redesigned website...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2012

Join us for Cherry Hill Night at the Riversharks!

Please join us for Cherry Hill Night at Campbell's Field on May 22nd!! Mayor Cahn will be throwing out the first pitch and we encourage you to bring your friends, family and your neighbors for a night out full of community fun!! Tickets are only $7 each!!! Be sure to wear your RED and hope to see you all there!!! Please see the flyer here for event and ticket ordering informationRead on...

Posted on: March 15, 2012

Weekly Column: A more "Community Friendly" and "Business Friendly" Government

Over the past year, I listened as many residents and business owners complained about how Cherry Hill Township was not “business friendly” or “community friendly” when it came to our development – or, more specifically, how our planning, zoning, construct...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2012

Weekly Column: Improving Cherry Hill Parks and Recreation Facilities

Within our “Quilt of Neighborhoods,” Cherry Hill’s parks and playgrounds often serve as the seams where families gather for entertainment and activities. Cherry Hill is unique in that we are home to fifty-two Township parks and three County facilities. Ou...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2012

Cherry Hill Arts Board Seeking Volunteers

The Cherry Hill Arts Board is seeking volunteer members of all ages to help further their mission to spotlight and present the work of dedicated artists and performers of all ages and to bring quality arts programming to Cherry Hill residents. The Arts Board works annually to coordinate juried exhibits, classical music concerts, poetry readings, movie reviews, art lectures and many other events. Interested community members should email Arts@CHTownship.com with a resume and a few short sentences about why you'd like to be considered for the board. Members are expected to attend meetings, while assisting with the planning and execution of activities and events. Board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 pmRead on...

Posted on: March 1, 2012

Weekly Column: Student Government Day at Town Hall

For over a decade, Cherry Hill Township’s Student Government Day has offered Cherry Hill students the opportunity to learn first-hand about the processes and daily happenings of local government. Working with Township staff, local elected officials, and ...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2011

Barclay, Croft Farm sites named ‘National Recreation Trails’

Two Cherry Hill trail sites have been designated as National Recreation Trails by the United States Department of the Interior.

The trails – located at the historic Barclay and Croft Farm sites – are the only New Jersey locations to be selected for the National Recreation Trails program in 2011 and are among just 41 sites given the title this year.

“I’m pleased and proud to be home to two of the nation’s richest trail networks on the grounds of our local historical sites - Barclay and Croft farms,” Mayor Chuck Cahn said. “These trails provide a multitude of benefits for our community, chief among them the ability to connect our residents with nature and expand the recreational and educational opportunities available to people of all ages.”

Cherry Hill is home to 51 township parks, 3 Camden County-owned parks, and an expanding trails program that together give residents and visitors a wealth of opportunities to connect with nature and enjoy the vast natural resources and wildlife the community has to offer, Cahn noted.

The trails at Barclay Farm, located off of Barclay Lane, are an interconnected system of three paths that cover about three-quarters of a mile situated on an 18th Century farmstead that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The final stop on the Cooper River Historic Trail, this particular trail network includes a handicapped-accessible branch that features a stone surface; a hiking trail that passes through mature forest along the Cooper River’s north branch; and a nature trail that features 10 interpretive stations and runs along the Cooper River, a pond, and wetland.

The trails at Croft Farm – once a working mill and farm and a stop on the Underground Railroad – have played an important role in the growth of Southern New Jersey for more than 300 years. The Farm itself is on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places; the network of six trails covers 1.45 miles and winds through different natural habitats including meadows, scrub-shrub, early successional forest, and mature forest. Croft Farm Trails are promoted at yearly events to connect people with nature, increase support for Open Space lands, and to highlight outdoor recreational opportunities in the community.

“Particularly in this age of video games and television, it is critical that communities make available space for our children to play, explore and learn while living a healthier, more active lifestyle,” Cahn added. “The people of Cherry Hill have always taken great pride in our open spaces; they’re part of the special quality of life we enjoy in this community, and it’s extremely gratifying to see these truly remarkable places recognized on such a large scale.”

Issued annually by the United States Department of the Interior, the National Recreation Trail designation recognizes trails and trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation and promote a healthier lifestyle for all Americans. This year’s designees join more than 1,100 previously selected trail locations that span more than 13,000 miles across the United States.

Read more about the Township's trails program and the director of our Environmental Committee in the Philadelphia Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20110706_Taking_the_wilderness_cause_to_congested_Cherry_HillRead on...

Posted on: February 25, 2012

AARP Tax Help For Seniors At Township Hall

AARP continues to offer free tax help in room 208 of Cherry Hill Town Hall, 820 Mercer Street on Tuesdays & Fridays until April 17. From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, AARP will help prepare federal and state tax returns, along with Homestead Rebate and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. No appointment is necessary and for more information, you can contact 1-888-AARP-NOW or visit them on the web at www.AARP.org/taxaide.Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2012

Weekly Column: Focusing on Education

Education is critical to ensuring the continued long-term success of our community. As a product of Cherry Hill Public Schools myself, I recognize that a quality education is the key to unlocking future opportunities for our children and that Cherry Hill ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2012

Weekly Column: Mayor Cahn Launches the Citizen's Cabinet

As a candidate, I spoke regularly about the need to further engage our community in the process of governing our Township. No matter where I traveled, be it community gatherings, Chats with Chuck, meetings with local business owners, or speaking with peop...Read on...