Reminder to residents: Bulk trash pick up March 18-21

Bulk trash pickup for residents with automated trash collection is taking place March 18 to March 21. Bulk items consist of household items that do not fit in designated blue trash carts, such as furniture, mattresses, carpet, and excess trash, and other items. Bulk trash cannot contain hazardous materials, construction debris, remodeling debris, or electronics.

6th Annual Community Run and Walk 4 Family and Friends with Cancer scheduled for April 5

The 6th Annual Community Run and Walk 4 Family and Friends with Cancer will take place on Saturday, April 5. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the run will start at 9 a.m. at Connolly Park on Centennial Boulevard. Proceeds will benefit the Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients Program, and Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Entry fee is $30 per person. Entry is $15 per child ages 6 to 18 by March 29, or $35 the day of the event. In the last five years, this event has raised over $190,000. For more information, please visit www.walk4family-friendswithcancer.org.

Reminder: Zoning board meeting March 18

The Haddonfield Zoning Board will be meeting March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Hall Auditorium. Anyone with questions regarding parking, signage, or other zoning matters are encouraged to attend.

Moorestown detectives charge three subjects in association with Feb.28 K-Mart robberies

Moorestown detectives working in cooperation with Bensalem and Philadelphia police departments have charged three subjects in connection with the Feb. 28 robbery of jewelry from the K-Mart on 401 Route 38. The first K-Mart incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 28. K-Mart reported that jewelry valued at $27,000 was taken during the robbery. None of the jewelry has been recovered.

The Animal Welfare Association is planning major events for warmer weather

With the harsh weather and other factors preoccupying the minds of busy Voorhees residents this winter, it was easy to forget that the Animal Welfare Association has been working hard to plan a lot of fun events for spring.

The major upcoming event is the Paws and Feet 5K Race and Doggie Fun Day, scheduled for May 17 at Cooper River Park. This year will mark the event’s 17th anniversary.

Board of Education not conducting search for permanent superintendent

As parents and teachers may have come to realize, the Moorestown Board of Education has not found cohesive leadership from superintendents during the last few school years, and that issue is not being resolved this year.

As publicly announced in a settlement agreement following the 2012-13 school year, the board was forced to pay a $165,000 salary to ex-superintendent Brian Betze. For reasons still not clearly known, Betze’s sudden resignation in August 2013 has not lead the board to much clarity since.

When asked about Betze on March 10, “He left for personal reasons, that’s all I am able to say,” the official spokesperson for the Moorestown Board of Education, and president, Don Mishler said.

The board’s business administrator, Lynn Shugars, was temporarily placed as superintendent after Betze’s departure.

This year, the board decided to hire the current interim superintendent, Timothy J. Rehm.

Police sworn-in at March 11 commissioner’s meeting

At the Haddonfield Board of Commissioners meeting on March 11, the Haddonfield Police Department conducted a swearing in ceremony for new officers.

Borough Hall second floor auditorium saw a full house, as Jason Cutler was appointed as lieutenant.

After much debate regarding the decision to hire a police chief permanently at many previous meetings throughout the past year, all arguments were settled. Commissioners swore in former “acting chief,” Theodore “Ted” Stuessy, as the police department’s permanent chief.

Voorhees Business Association hosting bowling fundraiser to benefit the Eastern Education Foundation

The Voorhees Business Association would like to remind members and the public about the upcoming Voorhees Bowling Fundraiser on March 21. From 6 to 8 p.m. at 30 Strikes Lanes, 501 White Horse Pike in Stratford, all bowling proceeds will be donated to the Eastern Education Foundation. Bowling lanes will be available for individuals looking to join a group, and teams.

Signal Hill school hosting “Gourmet Week” from March 17 to 21

Signal Hill School’s Parent Faculty Association is hosting “Gourmet Week” form March 17 to 21. All participating restaurants will donate between ten and twenty percent of final meal bills per family back to Signal Hill.

Board of Education additional budget meeting on March 13

The educational community of Moorestown and all residents are invited to a special Board of Education meeting to be held Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at William Allen Middle School. For anyone who missed the March 4 meeting, all budget topics regarding the upcoming school year will be discussed. There will be time for the board to answer public comments after meeting agenda topics are discussed.