Cherry Hill Municipal Building
Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of Township news, special events and community activities. I hope you'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Township News

NJDOT to begin repaving Route 70
in Cherry Hill on Monday, June 20

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will begin a much-anticipated repaving project along Route 70 in Cherry Hill this Monday, June 20. Work will span from milepost 2.55 to 5.33, and will include concrete slab removal, electrical work, milling, paving and striping. Work is expected to last through October. Please note that the most significant impact will occur overnight, with as many as two lanes closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, and periodic daily lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This work is critical to ensuring that one of our community's main roadways is safe and easy to navigate. We will share construction updates from the New Jersey Department of Transportation as they become available.


Work to continue on Springdale, Cooperlanding roads

Roadwork will continue next week on both Springdale and Cooperlanding roads in the Township. On Springdale Road, contractors are in the midst of the first phase of a $2.8 million project to repave and realign the roadway between Evesham Road and Wilderness Drive.The project will also feature new traffic striping for left turn lanes and bike lanes, traffic signal improvements with pedestrian crossings, landscaped islands with irrigation, handicap accessibility and drainage improvements. Similarly, contractors on Cooper Landing Road have begun repaving the entire stretch of Cooper Landing, from Route 70 to the Route 38 Circle, a $2.8 million project that is expected to last about six months.
With several large-scale road projects planned through the summer months, the Township will continue to provide updates on road conditions, detours and other necessary information as it becomes available. Be sure to follow the Township and Cherry Hill Police on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Road work to begin Monday on Surrey Road and Oak Ave.

The Township's Department of Engineering is expected to begin road maintenance work on Surrey Road from Church Road to Saddle Lane, and Oak Avenue from Katherine Street to Church Road on Monday, June 20. The work, scheduled as part of the Township's 2016 Road Maintenance Program, will include road resurfacing, as well as isolated sidewalk and curb replacement where necessary. Trash pick-up will not be affected by this work; however, our contractor will notify residents in the event parking is limited by construction. All work is weather-permitting; residents with questions or concerns can contact the Department of Engineering at (856) 424-3203. My administration and Town Council continue to prudently invest in our town's infrastructure, and are continually working to ensure that our roads are smooth and safe for travel. Click here to learn more about our Road Maintenance Program.

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Cherry Hill receives $173,000 
NJ Clean Communities Grant

Cherry Hill has been awarded a $173,431 Clean Communities Grant to help keep local roadways clean, beautify neighborhoods and preserve and enhance open space. The grant is awarded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and is among $23.7 million being given to municipalities and counties throughout New Jersey. Funds can be used for projects such as neighborhood and community clean-up activities; cleanups of storm-water systems; equipment purchases; enforcement of local anti-littering ordinances, and public information and educational outreach programs. Last year, the Township launched a small-grant program that makes up to $500 available to local community groups who coordinate cleanup and beautification projects on public lands. In the year since, local civic associations, Boy Scout Troops and even local schools have taken advantage of the program.Those interested in the program can contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Recreation@chtownship.com to request a copy of the grant application. Click here to learn more.
Temple Emanuel Stand up Against Hate Vigil
Council President Dave Fleisher and Chief William Monaghan joined Temple Emanuel to Stand Up Against Hate, in solidarity with the city of Orlando and the victims of last week's mass shooting.

Council and Police stand up against hate at Temple Emanuel community vigil

Council President Dave Fleisher and Police Chief Bud Monaghan "stood up against hate" during a solidarity vigil Wednesday night for victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, as well as those affected by other acts of hatred. Members of the community gathered together to honor the memory of those killed as a result of acts of hate and terror, while attendees vowed to break their silence fight for justice, righteousness and peace. Chief Monaghan and Council President Fleisher spoke to the congregation about themes including love and humanity. Thank you to Rabbis Jerry David and Larry Sernovitz, and the entire Temple Emanuel congregation, for inviting us to be a part of this important event.

Voice 75th Anniversary Celebration
Mayor Cahn, Councilman Brian Bauerle and Council Vice President Sara Lipsett present a proclamation to Voice Editor David Portnoe and President Albert ElGrissy.

Mayor Cahn celebrates 75 years
of the Jewish Community Voice

I recently had the honor of presenting the staff and leadership of the Jewish Community Voice with a special proclamation marking "Your Hometown Jewish Newspaper" for 75 years of publication in South Jersey. The Voice has played a vital role in delivering important local, national and international news to South Jersey’s growing Jewish community since 1941, and today serves more than 50,000 people in the region. Throughout our nation’s history, newspapers have been a vital piece of the fabric of our country, and in today’s evolving media landscape, it is a testament to the Voice’s value within our community that it has continued to grow and thrive, and remains a steadfast source of local news and information that truly matters to our citizens. I was delighted to recognize and congratulate the Voice as it reached this milestone and wish the Voice many more years of informing and engaging the Jewish community of South Jersey.

Councilwoman Melinda Kane

Super Seniors, Camden County Veterans Affairs honor local veterans

On Wednesday, the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs joined Councilwoman Melinda Kane and the Township Super Seniors to present 20 local veterans or their family members with Camden County Military Service Medals at the Carman Tilelli Community Center. The veterans who were honored include Harry Alberti, Doris Brooks, James Brown, Thomas Burke, Merten Davenport, Stanton Deitch, Bernard Finkelstein, Edwin Greenfield, Thomas Isaacs, Charles Ivins, John Jones, Joseph Keene, Herbert Kushner, Edward O'Driscoll, Anthony Perrella, Max Richter, George Schramm, Irving Teibel, Ronald West, and Stanley Woyshner. The Township was proud to co-host a ceremony to honor the men and women who have so admirably served in the Armed Forces. The Camden County Military Service Medal was created by the Freeholder Board to honor the men and women from Camden County who have served our country with honor and valor. Click here for photos.

Officer Bradley pictured with Zach Nop
Officer Bradley was happy to 'ticket' 10 year old Zach Nop after he was caught riding his bike wearing a helmet.  

Cherry Hill Police, 7-Eleven partner
to reward children's positive behavior

The Cherry Hill Police Department has partnered with 7-Eleven Inc. to participate in Operation Chill, a program that allows officers to reward children they observe doing good deeds or otherwise exhibiting positive behavior with a coupon for a free Slurpee. Cherry Hill police officers will be on the lookout for children wearing bike helmets, utilizing crosswalks, doing good deeds and helping others. We are exciting to partner with 7-Eleven to promote not just good behavior, but build positive relationships between our police department and the community! Click here to learn more. 

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Reminder: Don't forget to keep your pets safe in the heat 

If it's hot, your pet may be in trouble! During warm weather, pet owners must take precautions against the danger of heat exhaustion and heatstroke for their pets. The temperature in a parked car, even in the shade with the windows partly open, can rapidly reach a level that will seriously harm or even kill your pet. If you see a dog in a car on a warm or humid day who you believe may be in trouble, ask nearby stores to page customers. If the dog is in distress, call the local police department immediately at (856) 665-1200.

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Upcoming Events

'Savor' the Date: Cherry Hill Restaurant Week returns Aug. 7-14

I am very pleased to announce that Restaurant Week will be returning  to Cherry Hill later this summer, with a week of specials coming to eateries across the Township from Aug. 7-14. For one week, participating restaurants will offer patrons a special prix-fixe ($25 or $35), 3-course menu, with lunch options available in most locations, as well. This is an exciting opportunity to promote local businesses, while giving our residents a chance to enjoy a special meal at a great price. Look for more information, including a list of participating restaurants, sample menus, and updates to the Cherry Hill Restaurant Week website, Facebook page and Twitter account (@CHRestaurantWk) in the coming weeks. And be sure to save up your appetite for the week of Aug. 7! 

The Fabulous Greaseband
The Fabulous Greaseband will perform at Garden State Park on Thursday, June 30.

The Fabulous Greaseband to play free show June 30 at Garden State Park

Cherry Hill Township has partnered with the Camden County Board of Freeholders and Garden State Park to present the On the Road Concert Series, featuring The Fabulous Greaseband, at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at The Park Lane Park at Garden State Park. The seven-member Greaseband will bring you the best rock-and-roll party songs of the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. The show is free; refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring your friends, family and a chair or blanket, and sit back to enjoy the music. We hope to see you there! Click here for more information.

Music Under the Stars

Music Under the Stars concert series returns in July to Barclay Farmstead

We are less than a month away from our first Music Under The Stars show at Barclay Farmstead! The free, family-friendly summer concert series kicks off July 5, and continues every Tuesday in July, weather-permitting. Each week's show begins at 6:30 with an up-and-coming opening act, followed by an exciting headliner who's sure to keep you up and dancing. This year's headliners are the bstreetband Springsteen Tribute band on July 5; Beatlemania Again on July 12; the Sensational Soul Cruisers on July 19, and Where's Pete on July 26. Great food will be available for purchase. Bring your blanket, a chair, and even a picnic dinner - just don't forget your appetite for great music! Every Tuesday evening will feature a different musical adventure at the historic Farmstead. These concerts are FREE and open to the public! Make sure to tell your friends!

Mad Science Summer Laboratory

Register now for the Township's
Mad Science Summer Camps

There is still time to sign up your young scientist for Cherry Hill Parks and Recreations Mad Science Summer Camp Programs.  This year we will be offering three week long camps at Croft Farms Arts Center.  

  • BRIXOLOGY
    9 a.m. - noon, June 27 - July 1                                                                     Brixology camp sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Children learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering-themed project using Mad Science exclusive LEGO builds! They learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station. They explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. 
  • Secret Agent Lab
    9 a.m. - noon, July 25 - July 29                                                                     Become a mad science - secret agent and take a fascinating journey into the world of detection, forensics and classified information. Learn code language to send secret messages as part of your mission. Follow Sherlock's footsteps to learn what tracks and trails can teach us. Take home projects include a detective kit, secret decoder, fingerprint kit and more.
  • CSJ: Radical Reactions & Detective Science
    9 a.m. - noon, August 15 - August 19                                                                     In this week-long program, campers will have tons of fun mixing up potions and experimenting with all kinds of chemical reactions! Our young chemists will grow crystal, crate sidewalk chalk, and even make chromatography t-shirts to take home.                                                                

 Register for these great classes here.

Al Fresco Affair

Save the date:  Al Fresco Affair

The Cherry Hill Recreation Department invites you to the first-ever Al Fresco Affair at Croft Farm, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. An evening under the stars and twinkling lights will set the mood as you enjoy some of the finest food trucks in the area. There will be dancing and music, as well as lawn games for the kids. We hope to see you! For more details about this and other events provided by Cherry Hill Township, like Cherry Hill Recreation on Facebook.  While you are there, search for the Facebook event - Al Fresco Affair.

eat dirt
Junly 20 at 7 p.m.
Inkwood Books in Haddonfield
Free - must register

Sustainable Cherry Hill to host book discussion on July 20 in Haddonfield

Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Green Health Task Force’s summer book discussion features eat dirt by Dr. Josh Axe on July 20, 2016 at Inkwood Books in Haddonfield. Do you know someone with auto-immune disease? Ever wonder why so many Americans suffer from Celiac, Crohn’s and Colitis? eat dirt explores how modern improvements to our food supply have damaged our intestinal health. Eat Dirt explains that what we regard as modern “improvements” to our food supply—including refrigeration, sanitation, and modified grains—have damaged our intestinal health. In fact, the same organisms in soil that allow plants and animals to flourish are the ones we need for gut health. Register here.

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Library News and Events

Free, family-friendly fun at the Library

Please join us for these and many other free special events this week at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Hwy
  • Pride at the Library
    June is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Month and the Library is Open! Join us for a series of programs that bring awareness to the LGBT community, showcasing diversity and acceptance.
  • Lit with Librarians Book Club
    Tuesday, June 21
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Join us for a discussion of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel. About the Book: This  graphic novel/memoir inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Lesbian comic artist explores her childhood, coming-of-age, and complicated relationship with her secretive father. No registration. 
  • Lunch and a Movie: Freeheld
    12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22
     Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill Library. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Adults of all ages welcome. No registration.
    About the Movie: NJ police lieutenant, Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Following the movie, we'll show the Oscar-Winning Documentary Short that inspired the Hollywood film. (Movie: Rated PG-13; 103 mins; 2015 / Doc: Not Rated; 38 mins; 2007) 
  • Thursday Morning: Supporting the LGBT Community
    10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Thursday, June 23
    From recent Supreme Court and legislative decisions to increased visibility in TV and movies, the issues of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community are being discussed more than ever. Join us as a representative from PFLAG Collingswood shares how their organization is a resource of support and education for the LGBT community in South Jersey. No registration.  

The Cherry Hill Public Library hosts hundreds of events and activities all year long. Visit www.chplnj.org for the full calendar of events, and to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Follow the Library on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest events, news and happenings! Join the conversation with #chplnj. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org.

Senior Living

Residents 55 and older: Let’s Get Physical!  

There are now three walking groups that begin at the Croft Farm House, 100 Bortons Mill Road. The groups do a brisk walk for about one hour at 9:30 a.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Wednesday; an additional, less-intensive group walk leaves the Croft House at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, as well. The walks have been very successful, and provide a nice opportunity to meet others with similar interests while enjoying the beauty of Cherry Hill’s open spaces.  Interested walkers should wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring bug spray, water and perhaps a friend. Be prepared to meet wonderful new people while getting your exercise!

Because we believe senior services are an important component of our community, we employ a Senior Services Program Coordinator, Gaye Pino, who is available to answer questions and act as an advocate for all of our residents 55 and older. If you need assistance, or simply have ideas or suggestions for our senior programs, please contact Gaye at gpino@chtownship.com or (856) 661-4800. She welcomes your input!

School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here for the latest edition.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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