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March 11, 2022

A Message from the Mayor

Dear Neighbor,


It should have been a normal week. The hundreds of community members who rely on the Jewish Community Center here in Cherry Hill everyday should have been able to go about their daily routines and activities this week in peace. Instead, their lives were suddenly disrupted with not one, but two, bomb threats over as many days. 


I’m thankful authorities, including the Cherry Hill Police Department, the FBI, the Burlington County Sheriff’s office’s K-9 unit and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s security team, were able to clear the building and ensure there were no explosives on the premises. 


It’s a blessing no one was physically harmed, but these threats cause real damage in many more ways. They are aimed at causing fear, terror, and making Jewish people feel unwelcome and unsafe in their own communities. We will not stand for it. These blatant acts of antisemitism and hate have absolutely no place in Cherry Hill. We will fight it on all fronts, unrelentingly. 


As angry as I am about these threats, I am equally heartened by the response from across the community, and by the incredible amount of interfaith and intercultural support and collaboration I have seen throughout my time here in Cherry Hill. 


That’s especially true when it comes to our Human Relations Advisory Committee, which brings together an advisory group for the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill, celebrates our township’s diversity and promotes respect for the human and civil rights of all Cherry Hill residents, business owners and visitors. The group has created opportunities, like our Thanksgiving Unity Program held this past November, for people of all backgrounds to connect, share their traditions and cultures, and build the kind of community ties that help make Cherry Hill such a great place to live. I encourage you to learn more about the committee, follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on our activities and find information about upcoming events. 


Of course, our ongoing fight against antisemitism is much larger than us. The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey reported that similar threats were made in Philadelphia and New York, and serve to show just how much work we all must do, across the country and the world, to end this hate.


This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Cherry Hill Police Department Investigative Unit at (856) 488-7833. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by emailing tips@cherryhillpolice.com or by clicking on the following link https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/7196358. Information can also be sent by texting TIP CHERRYHILLPD followed by your message to 888777.

Sincerely,


Susan Shin Angulo

Township News & Events

Township Sewer Bills


The annual township sewer bills for residential properties are in the process of being printed and will be mailed next week. The due date is April 1, 2022. The amounts are currently available via our online payment site.   


As a reminder, payments can be made by: 

  • Mailing your check to the Cherry Hill Township Tax Collector's Office, 820 Mercer Street Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
  • Dropping off your cash or check payment at the Cherry Hill Municipal Building, Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer Street
  • Payments can also be made by credit card, debit card or electronic check (e-check) on the Township’s website. To view or pay your bill online, please visit the Township's homepage, CHNJ.gov and click on the link that says "Pay Tax/Sewer Bills“
  • Payment can also be made by the Pay by Phone feature:

-For taxes: 855-472-2993 / For sewer: 855-472-2990

-To pay taxes you will need your tax account id number.

-To pay sewer you will need your sewer account id number.

-These account id numbers can be located on the bills that you receive.

-Easy to use payment feature – simply follow the prompts.


If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office at 856-488-7880.

Daylight Savings


It's time to spring forward! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13.


This is also the perfect opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re functional in case of an emergency. If you require help with testing smoke detectors or are in need of new ones, please visit the Cherry Hill Fire Department's website for more information about our Smoke Alarm program by clicking here.

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Mayor and Councilwoman Welcome Attendees at Dueling Pianos


Last weekend, Mayor Angulo and Councilwoman Roskoph welcomed attendees at the highly anticipated, sold-out event, Dueling Pianos, which was held at the Croft Farm Arts Center. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a fun-filled night! 


For a list of upcoming township events, make sure to check out our website.

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Mayor Attends Grand Opening


This week, Mayor Angulo, Chief Kempf, and members of the police and fire departments attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of LF Eatery located in Springdale Plaza.


We are thrilled to welcome you to our community and wish you the best of luck!

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Get Ready to Bag Up Cherry Hill!


Don’t let May 4 catch you by surprise, it’s time to Bag Up Cherry Hill!


As New Jersey’s ban on single-use bags gets closer, Mayor Susan Shin Angulo, Township Council and the Cherry Hill Green Team encourage residents to bring reusable bags when heading out to shop or eat, as the ban on providing or selling single-use bags in all retail, grocery and food service businesses goes into effect on May 4.


Together, we can help make our community cleaner, more sustainable, and better prepared for the future ahead. Keep an eye on the Township’s website and social media pages in the coming weeks for more information about the new law, and how you can pick up your own free Cherry Hill reusable bag!


For more information and links to resources, visit CHNJ.gov/BagUp

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Barclay Farmstead Spring Open House


Join the Friends of Barclay Farmstead for their Spring Open House on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The day will include

  • A House Tour between 1:00 and 4:00
  • A Guided Hike through the Barclay Nature Trails at 2:00
  • See the Apple Orchard
  • Visit the Herb Garden
  • View the Outbuildings which include the Corn Crib, Privy, Spring House, and Forge
  • Picnic on the beautiful grounds


Reserve your spot today!

Space is limited. Please sign up and pay online.

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Upcoming Township Meetings


Township Council Meeting - Monday, March 14

Zoning Board of Adjustment - Thursday, March 17



In order to join the meeting virtually, please refer to the log-in information and links on our website under the calendar section.

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Department of Public Works

Household Hazardous Waste Collection



Camden County presents a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Cherry Hill on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex (1 Perina Boulevard). Collections are held rain or shine. This event is for Camden County resident only. Businesses will not be accepted.


For more information call the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at 856-858-5241.

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Senior Living

After a long quarantine, many have fallen behind on regular doctor appointments. It is so important to keep up with regular medical visits and recurring testing. Medical facilities are very careful to keep your visit safe and in many cases tele-med (appointments online) are available.


If you have any questions regarding senior citizens issues, please contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator at GPino@chnj.gov or 856-661-4800.

AARP Senior Tax Help- By Appointment Only!


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services will again be available to Cherry Hill area residents from February 1 through April 12 - with a different twist for 2021: There will be no on-site traditional tax preparation where the taxpayer sits with an AARP Tax-Aide during the tax preparation process.


Instead, taxpayers will have the choice of 2 service models:


Same Day Drop-Off: Taxpayers interact with an IRS-certified Tax-Aide in a 20-30 minute in-person and socially distanced meeting. During the appointment, the Tax-Aide will complete the intake process and write a receipt for all tax documents collected. These meetings, available by appointment only, will take place in the Municipal Building in Room 208 on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am to 2pm.


Before the taxpayer leaves, they will make a follow-up appointment to return the same day to review the printed tax return, sign an authorization for AARP Foundation to file the return electronically, and acknowledge their receipt of the original tax documents. 


Taxpayers can only make appointments by accessing the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Site Locator for Cherry Hill at: www.aarpfoundation.org/Tax-Aide after January 15th. Taxpayers will receive an automatic confirmation email. A follow-up email from aarp.cc.pt@gmail.com will include the links to documents to be printed, completed, and brought to the drop-off site. If you do not have a printer, packets containing all required documents will be available for pick-up at the Community Center and the Municipal building.


If there are no appointments available, taxpayers can add themselves to the appointment waitlist. An AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will contact waitlisted taxpayers by phone as appointments become available. 


Self Preparation: Under this model, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides taxpayers with free access to software so they can prepare their own taxes. Taxpayers can also request help from an IRS-certified counselor to coach them through the process by phone or through computer screen-sharing. Participants can only request virtual tax prep assistance through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide's website www.aarpfoundation.org/Tax-Aide. Participants must provide a private email address to use this model.


Please do not contact this site about any of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service offerings. They are wonderful, supportive hosts, but they are not AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers. 

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Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


The library will be closed on Friday, March 18 for Staff Development Day. 


Masks are optional but not required for all individuals. Please note that children between the ages of 2-5 years old must wear masks for all indoor, in person programs. 


Stay Safe and Use Contactless Pickup! Place an item on hold, and when notified of its availability, call 856-667-0300x2 to schedule your Contactless Pickup date & time. Email our librarians for more info or to request items.


The online CHPL Seed Library is open! Request packets of seeds through this link. Browse over 600 types of seeds including flowers and herbs! 


Book Donations

Donations of new or gently used books and other materials are accepted. Drop off items at the side entrance (closer to Friendship Grove) Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please do not bring donations into the building through the Main Entrance. Next Friends Book Sale is Wednesday, April 6 – Sunday, April 10. Information available online.


Shop the CHPL Craft Fair

Support local crafters and shop for homemade gifts! CHPL Craft Fair is Sunday, March 20 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Conference Center. Free and open to the public. No registration required.  


Jewelry Donations

New or gently used jewelry and accessories are also needed including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, purses, wallets, and more. Please drop off in the Admin Office. Items will be used in the upcoming Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Sale on Saturday, April 30. All proceeds benefit the library. 


Craft Supplies Donations

Any new or very gently used craft supplies you can donate would be appreciated! Drop off in Youth Services, Upper Level. We are building a collection of craft supplies to share during an upcoming Craft Supplies Swap. Email Beth with questions.


Distributing Dignity

The Cherry Hill Public Library is proud to be a Donation site for Distributing Dignity's March PADNESS event. Distributing Dignity's mission is to distribute new bras, tampons, and pads - enhancing the dignity of women in need. New, unopened packages of pads and tampons and new bras should be dropped off in the Distributing Dignity box in the library lobby. Learn more and donate too!


Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 23 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Conference Center

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! AND - all donors who give blood will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card by email. Save a life and save some money this holiday season! Register online. Use sponsor code: Cherry Hill Library.


Antique Road Show Appraisal Event

Sunday, April 3 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Conference Center, Lower Level

Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser and Radio Show Host Mike Ivankovich will introduce you to “What Determines Value"…and reveal what your Antiques, Collectibles, and Personal Treasures are really worth today. Each attendee is invited to bring in one item. Space is Limited! Register for $15 per person with One Appraisal Item or Register for $5 per person as a Spectator.


Save the Date:

In partnership with NJ Makers Day, CHPL is hosting a “How To Festival” on Saturday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy a variety of in person programs including a bird event with Wild Birds Unlimited, craft demo tables, craft supply swap, LEGO build challenge, and seed planting program. Registration required for bird and seed programs.  

Upcoming Events

The Baby-Sitters Club: The Book Club

Tuesday, March 15 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hybrid Program

Join us for a new meeting of the BSC book club! If you've watched the new Netflix Babysitter's Club series, checked out the graphic novels, or read the original books, then you won't want to miss our BSC book club. We will be discussing, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, and having fun with trivia. Registration required.


Teen Book Club: Fierce Females

Tuesday, March 15 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Computer Lab, Lower Level

Hybrid Program

All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join our no-stress book club in-person or from home. In honor of Women's History Month, readers are invited to share books with fierce female characters or authors. Registration required.


Friends of the Library Meeting

Wednesday, March 16 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Conference Center

Recently retired? Love the library and want to help raise funds? Join the Friends of the Library and find out how you can make a difference. No registration required.


Writers Roundtable

Wednesday, March 16 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Multicultural Room, Lower Level

Meet with other aspirational writers and share your stories, interests, challenges, and inspirations. We encourage everyone to be respectful of each other and non-judgmental. This is an open, constructive, creative space. No registration required.

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