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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

Happy Thanksgiving! 

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

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 

Second-round leaf pickup begins Monday; yard waste bags available

Curbside leaf collection will continue next week in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, with the Department of Public Works set to begin its second round of collections. 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.

Safe Transaction Zone
Cherry Hill Police Department provides a safe transaction zone for residents buying and selling items online.

Safe Transaction Zone

With the holiday season right around the corner, the Cherry Hill Police Department has designated safe zones where residents can complete transactions that began online. These safe zones are designed to increase the safety of online purchases by giving members of the public a highly visible location in which to complete the transactions, 24/7. 

There are two locations marked with bright yellow "Safe Transaction Zone" signs. Both sites are located in and around the Township Municipal Building. One safe zone is located in the Police Headquarters lobby, which is accessible 24/7 from the front entrance on Mercer Street. The second safe zone is located in the “horseshoe” of parking spots in the back lot at Town Hall. Both sites are continuously monitored by surveillance cameras. While these sites are accessible 24/7, Police Officers will not participate in or witness transactions nor will they guarantee the quality or authenticity of items purchased. Transactions involving weapons, drugs, drug paraphernalia, or any other illegal activity are not permitted in these zones.
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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. 

National Take a Hike Photo Contest
National Take a Hike Day - Photo Contest Winners

National Take a Hike Day Photo Winners

November has been our “National Take a Hike Day Contest”. We asked residents to highlight some of our beautiful parks and trails through photographs. The winning photo will be displayed in the winter edition of the Community Magazine that goes out to 30,000 homes!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's “National Take a Hike Day photo contest” and captured the beauty of our area. We hope you'll continue to get out to the many different trails and parks that Cherry Hill has to offer. The overall winner was John Swanson. John’s photo was take at Kresson Trails along the North Branch of the Cooper River. Second place was Susan LaPierre and third place was Mary Lane.
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Join the Cherry Hill Historical Commission for "A Historical Trip on Cherry Hill's Forgotten Railroad"

Upcoming Events

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

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

WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River, Opening Weekend Dec 1-3

Step into a winter wonderland at Cooper River Park this holiday season. Once again, the park has been transformed into a skating rink with tasty treats and ice skating for the whole family. WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River will be open daily from December 1 through Valentine's Day, February 14, 2018. WinterFest Ice Skating is an official Toys For Tots drop off location. WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River is presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholder and TD Bank.

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Make your donations by November 27

Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Fundraiser, Dec. 2 at Cherry Hill Library

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

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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 Light Fun Run and Toy Drive, Dec. 8

Join our Mayors Wellness Campaign partner Road Runner Sports and Cherry Hill Police Department for a Holiday Lights Fun Run on Friday, December 8 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The two are joining forces as part of the Run with Us not Away from Us Cherry Hill Police Department initiative. Road Runner Sports and the Cherry Hill Police Department will be holding a toy drive as well to support the families in the area. Come out for a Fun Run and have some holiday fun!

Senior Citizens

Cherry Hill residents enjoy the finest nearby health care facilities. It is beneficial to have information ready before there is a need to see a doctor. For emergencies call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.  For non-emergency medical treatment you may want to visit one of the many urgent care centers in Cherry Hill.  Take time to identify a center you would use if you have need of medical care; contact the center, learn of their hours and policies and if they accept your insurance or what their charges may be. If the urgent care center is connected with your regular doctor, they may have your medical information available which could be helpful and save time. 

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 or by phone 856-661-4800.

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

Senior Holiday Decorating Party, Dec 4

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.

School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

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For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878 or visit our municipal website at If you know someone who would like to receive our e-mail updates, please refer them to the "Notify Me" section of our website.

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