As part of its downsizing after filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us is closing the store on Route 38 in Cherry Hill. This is one of the 12 stores in New Jersey and of the 180 nationwide stores that are shutting their doors. As big box stores fall to pressure from online shopping, the Toys R Us store can no longer hold their own.
The FBI searched two properties in South Jersey Thursday as a part of a group of raids associated with the foiled Times Square bombing terrorist plot.
Executing search warrants given by the New York FBI field office, federal agents moved in on a Cherry Hill, N.J. condominium and a Camden printing company. Both properties belong to brothers Muhammad Fiaez and Iqbal Hinjhara.
Fiaez says the FBI came knocking at their home just before 6 a.m.
“They just come in and ask questions, that’s it,” Fiaez said.
The Cherry Hill man stated federal authorities split the brothers apart for questioning. He would not elaborate as to what was really asked, but said Times Square never came up in the conversation.
“No, no, no. Nobody asked me about Times Square,” he said.
It was May 1st when a late-90s Nissan Pathfinder was found in Times Square with a rudamentary car bomb inside that failed to go off. Authorities then launched a massive manhunt and later took Faisal Shahzad into custody just as he was about to fly to Pakistan.
Shahzad is cooperating with authorities.
Federal sources say the brothers were questioned in length about the Hawala system — which is a cash courier network whereby some terrorists are able get their funding.
With Hawala, brokers set up a manual transfer of money that may pass through several people who reside in several countries. This is commonly used in the Middle East as an informal banking system.
Agents also searched their Camden business, the Prompt Printing Press while Fiaez and Hinjhara were being questioned
Authorities took several items from the printing company, witnesses told NBC Philadelphia. Fiaez stated that nothing was taken from his home.
During the Thursday raids, three other people were arrested in the Boston and New York areas.
Fiaez and his brother were only questioned by authorities. Fiaez told NBC Philadelphia. He thinks it was just a case of mistaken identity.
A group of Haddonfield residents is opposing a residential development proposed for the land surrounding Boxwood Hall, a historic Haddon Avenue home that belonged to a family member of the borough’s founder.
A South Jersey legislator wants all public employees in New Jersey to live in the state.
Bus and rail commuters will be digging deeper to ride NJ Transit.
The Greater Mt. Pisgah Church of Haddonfield re-opened its doors to the public Sunday, December 27, 2009. The church burned down 3 1/2 years ago and was thought by many local residents that the church would not open again.
However, thanks to the diligent work of Pastor Mark-Anthony Rassmann the church has risen up from the ashes and is reborn commensurate with the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Services during this period of rebuilding have been held at the Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield which donated worhsip and office facilities to Mt. Pisgah.
The church is located at 238 Ellis Street, right on the town line across from the intersection of Kresson Road and Haddonfield-Berlin Road. The church was rebuilt thanks to donations from the local Haddonfield community and surrounding areas.
The Township was recently notified by the state Department of Transportation that it would receive $250,000 to complete the reconstruction of Covered Bridge Road to the intersection of Forge Road. This heavily traveled local street is a vital piece of Cherry Hill’s 260 miles of local roadway connecting Route 70 to Kresson Road.
This will be a resurfacing and repair of Covered Bridge Road from Rt. 70 to Forge Road just before you cross the old Covered Bridge.
On Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting an age and demographically limited H1N1 vaccination clinic at the in the municipal complex (820 Mercer Street).
This clinic will be focused on pre-set ages and demographics considered to be at the most risk for contacting the illness:
1. Pregnant women
2. Household caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age
3. Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
4. All people from six months through 24 years of age
5. Persons aged 25 through 64 years, who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from the flu
For additional information on who should get the vaccine, contact the county’s health department directly, at (856) 374-6320.
This even will take place Monday, May 25 at 11:00 AM at the Cherry Hill Municipal complex.
Join Mayor Bernie Platt along with members of the American Legion Post 372 and Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126 as they honor the men and women who have made a commitment to serve our country at the annual Memorial Day Tribute. Honorable Jim Beach, State Senator, 6th Legislative District of New Jersey, will be the keynote speaker for the morning. The ceremony will also feature the music of The Cherry Hill Pine Barons Chorus.
This FREE event is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post 372 and the Jewish War Veterans Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126. Following the ceremony, attendees can enjoy a free barbecue lunch.
We’d also like to honor our hometown heroes. If you or someone you know has served in the armed forces, please contact us so that you may be honored publicly during the Ceremony.