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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. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Township News

Holiday Hours

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 27. Please Note: There will be no trash, recycling or yard-waste collection on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday routes will be collected Friday; both Thursday's and Friday's routes are expected to be completed by the end of the day Friday. If you have questions or concerns about trash or recycling collection, please contact Public Works at (856) 424-4422, or Republic Services of New Jersey at (856) 234-4000

There is much to be thankful for as we enter into this holiday season. On a personal note, I am especially grateful to have the privilege of serving as your Mayor, and I thank each and every one of you for your interaction and support over the past year. On behalf of Township Council and my administration, I wish you and your families a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving. 

Leaf Collection
Leaf Collection continues though out the Township 

Leaf Collection Continues

Curbside leaf collection began on Monday, October 23 in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, and will continue through mid-December. Click here for guidelines and scheduled collection dates. Dates will be posted within your neighborhood approximately a week ahead of your scheduled collection.

In an effort to make information accessible in different formats for our residents, we have added leaf collection routes to our online maps, available through the Cherry Hill Information Portal (CHIP). Click here to go directly to the interactive map.

To help expedite the leaf-collection process and make it more convenient for residents, the Township is once again offering free 30-gallon leaf bags to all our residents. Leaf bags can be picked up in the Municipal Clerk’s Office (Room 107) at Town Hall, or at the Department of Public Works, 1 Perina Blvd. Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving you more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at 856-424-4422.

At Home, Ribbon Cutting
Township Council welcome At Home during the grand opening and ribbon cutting.

Council Welcomes At Home 

Last Friday, Councilwoman Melinda Kane and Councilwoman Carole Roskoph joined At Home, a new home decor store, to celebrate their grand opening and ribbon cutting of the their new facility on Church Road. 

We are very excited to welcome At Home to our community and wish them much success. The Cherry Hill location is the first within the state of New Jersey and the company’s 145th location nationwide.

Cherry Hill Police
Cherry Hill Police Department will upgrade radio communication system.

Public Safety Project

We're excited to announce that the Cherry Hill Police Department is embarking on a public safety project that will enhance police communications throughout Cherry Hill Township. 

The project entails a substantial upgrade to our radio system and will provide significantly enhanced public safety benefits to residents to residents and officers, including increased coverage to areas throughout the town and interoperability and outside agencies. 

Please visit the police department's  Facebook page to read more about the project and for a list of frequently asked questions. 

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Cherry Hill Police Department promote a safe holiday shopping season

Promoting Safe Holiday Shopping

The Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Mall Management partner to promote a safe holiday shopping season. The Cherry Hill Police Department will be out in force to help deter any criminal wrongdoing by those opportunistic thieves that thrive in crowded atmospheres.

Undercover officers will look like any other shopper except they won’t be looking for this season’s “must have” toy, they will be looking to identify criminal behavior. Officers will be on patrol in the parking lots, on foot in the shopping centers and watching from surveillance cameras. Anyone thinking of coming to Cherry Hill to prey on shoppers and businesses should think twice because their intended target may actually be an officer. 

No Shave November
Cherry Hill Police Department participate in "No-Shave November"

Cherry Hill Police Officers Take Part

in No-Shave November Fundraiser

Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department, in conjunction with Cherry Hill PBA 176, are participating in "No-Shave November," a national campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer. During the month of November, participants forgo shaving to start conversations about cancer and raise money for cancer research, education and prevention. The money goes to various organizations including, but not limited to, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and Prevent Cancer Foundation. We have more than 60 officers participating in this great campaign, and the Department has been posting photos of their progress throughout the month. To support the officers participating in No-Shave November, click here. 

Cherry Hill Township receives a Silver Certification from Sustainable Jersey
Cherry Hill Township receives a Silver Certification from Sustainable Jersey

Cherry Hill Township Represents at NJ League

On November 14, Cherry Hill Township was awarded the prestigious Sustainable Jersey Silver certification at the 2017 New Jersey League of Municipalities. Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability initiatives. The program culminates in a certification award to municipalities and schools that have documented meeting a set of standards. Of 208 municipalities currently certified by the statewide organization, just 48 have reached silver status. Silver-certified towns must complete a series of action items identified by the program, worth a minimum of 350 points.

The Township also received awards for Best in Print Media for our Cherry Hill Welcome Kit and Tax Insert and received Honorable Mention for the Cherry Hill Information Portal (CHIP). 

I had the honor to preside over the Improving Population Health in New Jersey where an update was provided on the State of Health in Jersey by the Commissioner of Health and priority areas for the year were highlighted. 

Jamie Ford Book Dicussion

Mayor Cahn, author Jamie Ford, and Superintendent Dr. Meloche at the first One Book, One Cherry Hill

One Book, One Cherry Hill 

On Wednesday evening, I joined the Cherry Hill Public Library for "One Book, One Cherry Hill" a community reading project to unite our town in reading and discussing One Book. 

During this session, New York Times bestselling author, Jamie Ford attended to discuss his novel, Songs of Willow Frost and also touched on his 
latest historical fiction novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes.

The event was a success and filled with interesting and informative discussions with members of our community and Dr. Qin Shao, professor of history at the College of New Jersey who moderated this event. 

We hope to continue to bring successful events like One Book, One Cherry Hill to the community.  
Holiday Bazaar
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping this weekend. 

Upcoming Events

Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 19 

Get a head start on your holiday shopping while also supporting your local community. 

On Sunday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Johnson Elementary's 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held at Rosa Middle School. Over 70 vendors including artisans, crafters, and local business will be in attendance. This event is open to the public and is free of admission. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for raffle baskets and 50/50. To learn more about this event, visit the website

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Join the Cherry Hill Historical Commission for "A Historical Trip on Cherry Hill's Forgotten Railroad"

Historical Commission -
Cherry Hill's Forgotten Railroa
d, Nov. 30

Back by popular demand! Join the Cherry Hill Historical Commission for "A Historical Trip on Cherry Hill's Forgotten Railroad: The Philadelphia, Marlton & Medford Railroad", at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 30, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. 

The Philadelphia, Marlton and Medford Railroad was incorporated in 1880 and ceased operation in 1931. The tracks originated in Haddonfield, made 4 stops in Delaware Township (Cherry Hill Township), and terminated in Medford, 
where it interfaced with two other railroads of the era. We’ll take you through Cherry Hill along the rail bed, from one end of the Township to the other, via pictures, vivid descriptions, and various paraphernalia gathered during the exploration. We will chronicle the life of this railroad and its impact on our area. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 856-488-7868 or email CHHC@CHTownship.com

Holiday  House
Celebrate the holidays with the Holiday House festivities at historic Barclay Farmstead.

The Holiday House Returns, Dec. 1-3

Journey back in time and celebrate the "Holiday through a Child's Eyes" during this year's Holiday House festivities at historic Barclay Farmstead. Presented by the Friends of Barclay Farmstead, Holiday House 2017 will showcase the charm and warmth of days gone by in the beautiful country setting of the 19th-century farmhouse. 

Friday: December 1, 10 AM - 9 PM
Wine Tasting, 6-8 PM

Saturday: December 2, 10 AM - 5 PM
Silhouette Cutter (free), 1-4 PM; Meet Santa, 2-4 PM

Sunday: December 3, 1 PM - 4 PM


Admission is $5 and supports award-winning educational programming and ongoing restoration of our historic property. Gifts and holiday themed items will be for sale and children's craft activities offered. Learn more on our website
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Make your donations by November 27

Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Fundraiser, Dec. 2

The Gently Used Jewelry and Accessory Sale Fundraiser is an opportunity to shop high-quality, previously owned items at prices rarely seen anywhere else. From costume jewelry and handbags to vintage items and accessories for men, you won’t want to miss this sale! 

Shoppers can feel great knowing that 100% of their purchase benefits the Cherry Hill Public Library. The event will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Donations are needed. The library is looking for gently used jewelry of all kinds - bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings. Plus, accessories such as scarves, handbags, ties. Just bring your donations to the Cherry Hill Public Library during business hours!

Donation Deadline: November 27. Any donations received after this date will go towards the next sale. If you have any questions please call Meredith Meyer at 856-903-1234 or mmeyer@chplnj.org.

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Help save a life! Make your appointment today. 

Cherry Hill Public Library Blood Drive, Dec. 4

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Make your donation on Monday, December 4 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Library. 

If you are in good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, now is the time to roll up your sleeve and donate. Every type can save a life!

Help make a difference within our community and make your appointment today. Appointments are recommended. But walk-ins are also welcome!
Holiday Lights
Light up the holiday season with our community. 

Join Mayor Cahn and Council for the Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 11

Cherry Hill Township will welcome the holiday season as a community at the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carman Tilelli Community Center.

Council and I will be joined by area youth choirs as we light the Township’s official Hanukkah Menorah and Christmas tree. This free event is open to all residents, and includes light refreshments. There will even be a special appearance by Santa! Sponsored by 
Penn MedicineFor more details, contact the Department of Recreation at 856-488-868 or events@chtownship.com.

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens are such an asset to our community. Cherry Hill is a wonderful place for Seniors to flourish and be happy close to family, friends and members of religious communities. There are so many programs that benefit Seniors from Cherry Hill township, Cherry Hill Library,  and also from Camden County and the State of NJ. It is a good idea to sign up for regular updates on events. You can sign up for township events and other notifications by going to the website
   
Learn of all the events happening “Just for Seniors” from Camden County by signing up for the weekly county newsletter

For a complete listing of Senior Programs from the State of New Jersey visit the website.

For any questions, problems, suggestions or general information on Seniors, contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator for Cherry Hill. Gaye is happy to answer questions, find information, listen to suggestions and help in any way through programs available to the Senior Residents of Cherry Hill. Gaye can be reached at gpino@chtownship.com or by phone 856-661-4800.

Holiday Decorating
Great time for senior to together during the holiday season.

Senior Holiday Decorating Party

You don't want to miss this wonderful senior citizen holiday decorating party!

Celebrate the holidays on Monday, December 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the holiday decorating party where we will prepare for the 
Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The party will be held at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer Street. We will provide the decorations.

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Mayor Chuck Cahn

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