Saturday, March 2, 2013
Also this week, the government gives and takes from the Cinnaminson school district, a new restaurant serves up comfort foods, two Burlington County men were arrested in a child porn sting and more.
Township Committee unanimously agreed to look into the purchase of the vacant parcel of land along Route 130 between Riverton Road and Highland Avenue (also known as the Azalea Farms property) for potential business development. A big chunk of the money potentially on the chopping block is funding for the special education, particularly the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) program, which mandates that school districts provide education for disabled children. Another year, another report showing the Burlington County highway is one of New Jersey's most dangerous roadways. Cinnaminson School District's state aid for the 2013-14 school year is a more than $200,000 increase from 2012-13. But it's not quite as generous as it…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Also this week, the former sewerage authority superintendent charged in a corruption case dies, Cinnaminson's Turtle Lady moves downstream and more.
The township wants to commence reassessment this spring, but had yet to hear from prospective firms just a week away from the request for proposal (RFP) deadline. Paul Phillips, the former superintendent of the Cinnaminson Sewerage Authority, died Feb. 15. The quiet heroics of a Cinnaminson police officer likely prevented a tragedy. A man wanted for allegedly beating a gas station attendant to death, then robbing a Delran gas station days later, was captured in Camden Friday morning following a 12-day manhunt. Sentencing for a Cinnaminson man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Wood Park two years ago has been postponed until this coming week. Cindy Pierson wants folks to know that she’s still in the area, and ever concerned …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Also this week, a turkey and chicken wandered around Cinnaminson Middle School, a local pastor reacted to the pope's abdication and more.
Why, exactly, were the middle school principal and athletic director dressed as barnyard fowl? Yogawood in Riverton will close by the end of next month, but a Cinnaminson woman will take the spot over by the beginning of April. Anastasia Korbal has experience on the national and local stage. Audrey Kearns will stop working and watch if a strange car pulls into the driveway of Cinnamon Sticks Learning Center, the school she owns and runs on Route 130 North. And pedestrians walking the highway just outside of the perimeter of the school better keep moving. Pope Benedict XVI he’ll resign at the end of this month, making him the first pontiff to do so in almost 600 years. A local pastor is calling his move “courageous and smart.” With a heavy …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Also this week, teens strut their stuff for the Mr. Cinnaminson title, a Riverton cop takes to the road for fallen comrades and more.
“The bottom line is it (the Shoppes) have been designed properly according to state guidelines,” the township engineer said. “The rate of flow has decreased.” A New York man with a Florida ID attempted to withdraw $9,000 from an account at a Cinnaminson bank that wasn't his, police said. Some of the pageant highlights included a synchronized swimming routine, a poetic performance and an original song and guitar presentation. By the looks of the judges’ faces, this competition was fierce. A Riverton police officer hopes to raise enough money to participate in this year’s Police Unity Tour, a 200-mile bike race that raises awareness and money for fallen police officers and their families. The Cinnaminson Pirates wrestling team won the …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Also this week, Pepperidge Farm opens in Cinnaminson, the mayor answers your Cinnaminson wish list and more.
Cinnaminson will be free of a major blighted property soon when an old gas station gets torn down. Speaking of knocking down eyesores, Barone’s is a thing of the past. Check out the photos. A new community center, a farmer's market and an updated township website are among the issues talked about. Find out what Mayor Ben Young has to say. There’s still time to get good deals for the big game. Here are some local options. A longtime Cinnaminson resident shares her memories of the township’s old days. Field usage is a top priority for the parks and recreation department this year… but some commenters want to see an adult playground instead. John Melchiorre, hairstylist and businessman, has been washing, cutting and styling the locals for …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Also this week, a new business opens and another announces plans to open, Cinnaminson kids need your help to get to Cooperstown and more.
Pennsauken Creek might be the state’s waterway, but the water doesn’t discriminate—it floods Fairfax Drive regardless. The karate studio will chop and kick its way into town in a few months, occupying an empty Route 130 spot and bringing an array of classes to town. The urgent care facility is open for business in the Mainline shopping center. Also see: Photos & Story: Med Express Opens Today Pop over to the Cinnaminson Community Center Sunday afternoon and help these young boys get to Cooperstown. The Moorestown Mall will be a little less preppy soon. The impACT test could mean the difference between recovering from a concussion or facing long-term effects. A local doctor touched off an investigation into alleged kickbacks to physicians. …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
This week saw two longtime businesses close or prepare to close, plus the brave act of a Cinnaminson woman who encountered a house on fire in Moorestown and more.
The last order is up at Harvest Diner, and Michael Fisher offers this appreciation of his go-to diner. Read more about the closing at Harvest Diner Closing Sunday. This town—well this across-the-street location—isn’t big enough for two party stores, so longtime Delran shop Party Land is closing up as Party City takes over its turf. A Cinnaminson woman rushed into a burning house to help wake up two people who didn’t know their home was on fire. It’s an expensive hobby, but tooting the tuba in a professional marching band is this Cinnaminson grad’s dream. You can help him continue with it. Welcome to West Broad Street Luncheonette in Palmyra, where everybody knows your name. When technology quickens our pace, columnist Janet Tumelty finds …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Also this week, Cinnaminson's mayor turns an eye toward flooding in town, a high school alum brings back her affordable prom dress sale and more.
A bomb threat emptied Palmyra High School Thursday, and students were sent home early. The state's uniform crime report shows burglaries are up in Cinnaminson but other major crime data shows a decrease in the township. Cinnaminson officials will turn town the lesser-seen areas of town for industrial complex redevelopment—and tax dollars. Residents whose homes flood regularly—costing thousands of dollars in insurance premiums—should take note of this push by Cinnaminson’s new mayor. Speaking of the new mayor, Ben Young took control of the gavel this week. What do you want him to focus on in the coming year? Your government in action—check out photos from Cinnaminson’s reorg meeting. Prom doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. A Cinnaminson…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
This week in Cinnaminson, we told you who's the next mayor, who got arrested for an alleged New Year's Eve liquor heist and who marched in the Mummers Parade.
Young will begin his second term as mayor when Cinnaminson’s township committee reorganizes this week. Find out what other changes the town can expect. An attempt to snag free New Year’s booze doesn’t end well for a suspect, according to police reports. Cinnaminson residents do the Mummers strut down Broad Street to ring in the new year. Two Philadelphia men reportedly had drugs—and a dagger—in a motel room. A Moorestown man needs help to see his jingle win a nationwide contest. Was breaking a sweat on your list of resolutions? There’s a place in Riverton that can help. You’ve made your New Year’s resolutions (and you’re sticking to them, right?) but we want to know what resolution you’d make for Cinnaminson. These are just a few of the …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Cinnaminson, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Cinnaminson to make it an even better place to live? Would you focus on business development? Do you want any changes to township parks? New rec programs for kids? Something else? Tell us in the comment section below what's on your Cinnaminson wish list for 2013.