BioDiesel comes to Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill Township is going to fuel its municipal services vehicles with B20 biodiesel.  b20 biodiesel is a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum dieselthat can be used in a diesel engine without any modifications to the engine.

The township officially entered into the state’s Biodiesel Fuel Rebate Program at a July 13 Town Council meeting,  which cleared the way to using greener fuel.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, biodiesel blends, such as B20, reduce the emission levels and toxicity of diesel exhaust, substantially lowering the output of hydrocarbons, sulfate and particulate matter, among other hazardous air pollutants.

Biodiesel is generally made by chemically reacting vegetable oil, animal fat, and alcohol.

Sustainable Cherry Hill

It’s July 2020 and the people of Cherry Hill, NJ are just waking up to start their busy days. Mom hops on the new Cherry Hill bio diesel fueled jitney as she makes her way to work on the other side of town.

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A Tale of Two Cities – a Musical

Be among the first to view the premiere performance of a high school version of A Tale of Two Cities…a new musical, directed by Cherry Hill’s own Robert D. Nation. 

 
The musical will be performed live at Cherry Hill High School East by the Cherry Hill Recreation Department’s Summer Theatre group.  Featuring a cast of over 40 area teens, audiences will be delighted with their rendition of A Tale of Two Cities…a new musical.

The original Broadway show starred two Cherry Hill natives: James Barbour from High School East & Aaron Lazar from High School West.  In addition, Mr. Nation worked on the Broadway show in the Educational Outreach Department. At the encouragement of Bronx history teacher, East grad Brandon Lowe, Mr. Nation was inspired to develop the first program on Broadway to offer free tickets to students from the five boroughs enrolled in Title 1 Schools. This was accomplished through a charitable foundation.

Show dates:

  • Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission.  Cherry Hill seniors with gold cards pay $10.

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Disney s High School Musical

On the weekend of July 24, 2009 the Disney phenomenon, High School Musical, produced by Robert D. Nation, will be performed live at Cherry Hill High School East by the Cherry Hill Recreation Department’s Summer Theatre "Wildcats."  A cast of over 80 children and teens from our area will delight audiences with their rendition of "Get’cha Head in the Game," "What I’ve Been Looking For," "Stick to the Status Quo," "Can’t Take My Eyes off You" and all the other well known hits.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cherry Hill High School East Box Office (1750 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill 08003) Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning Monday, July 20.

Show times:

  • Friday, July 24 at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

General Admission $12 – Cherry Hill seniors with Gold Card: $10

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Saccomano Admints to Taking Bribes

The former code enforcement director for Cherry Hill has admitted accepting bribes.  On June 16th Anthony Saccomanno pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

The Mayor’s office and city council members voted unananimously to seek to have his retirement benefits revoked.  They also want Saccomanno to pay restitution for any ill-gotten gains.

The NJ board will rule in Septemeber on the petition to revoke retirement benefits.

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Fireworks and Parades

July 3rd 2009

Haddonfield holds their Independence Day Fireworks on the High School field just off Kins Highway. The gates open at 7:00 PM and the fireworks will begin at dusk (around 9:30 PM).  No charge for admission but donations are welcome.

Entertainment by The Shore Thing begins at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be available at the Lions Club tent in the end zone. Hot dogs, pretzels and cold drinks will be sold. Water ice will also be available.

Rain date for fireworks is July 5rh 

Smoking and pets are prohibited on school property.

July 4th 2009

TD Bank brings you a FREE night of music and fireworks with Mayor Bernie Platt and Cherry Hill Township as they celebrate Independence Day! The even takes place at Cherry Hill West. The fun-filled night will open with live music featuring Bizarre Silence.

Gates open at 7 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

This event is also sponsored by Cherry Hill Mall and Comcast Cable.

The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 5.

The Camden County Concert and Firewoks features Foghat and the Marshall Tucker Band at the Cooper River Park.  This concert is brought to you by WMGK and runs from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

In Collingswood,  fireworks, festivities and the return of the Collingswood Pops. he Collingswood Pops will take the stage in the Borough for the second time to celebrate America’s independence. The 17 piece orchestra will play at 8 pm at the High School Stadium to entertain the crowd and play patriotic tunes during the fireworks. Admission is free. Gates open at 6:30. Fireworks kick off at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the high school stadium (424 Collings Ave).

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