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Monday, April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Local firefighters get $38K grant as part of more than $890K in federal assistance to the state.
A 40-year-old air compressor Haddonfield firefighters used to refill personal oxygen tanks will be replaced, thanks to a $38,803 federal grant. The device supplies clean air to air bottles firefighters wear on their backs, allowing them to breath when surrounded by toxic smoke. Haddonfield firefighters needed to spent hours after a blaze to refill their tanks with the aging air refilling station. The new system fills bottles faster, safer and more efficiently. "This grant will provide our volunteer firefighters with the best breathing-air equipment available,” Chief Joe Riggs said. “It’s our responsibility to keep our firefighters safe, and having the proper equipment helps us retain members and recruit more volunteer firefighters, who in…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The commissioners wore Colonial attire for a meeting at the historic building.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting Tuesday, but there was very little that was regular about it. The meeting was held at the historic Indian King Tavern Museum, across the street from the Municipal Hall. The three commissioners and other borough officials wore Colonial attire to mark the borough's 300th anniversary this year.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Haddonfield officials deny a plan to merger the borough police with a countywide force, but a document exploring a different merger with local towns has emerged.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Other headlines include a call from police to identify a 'possible witness,' the Tish Colombi tribute and more.
Commissioner Ed Borden said he opposes a merger, but encourages cost savings with other shared services. Colombi will retire next month after 28 years in government. Haddonfield police released a picture of a man wanted for questioning. The shootings happened at Popeye's Chicken on Mount Ephraim Avenue, which sits near the borders of Haddon Township and Collingswood. The Lions strike first, but Paul VI prevails, 11-5. The one-day public tour of 18 artists' home studios and workshops in Collingswood, Haddonfield, Haddon Township and Oaklyn will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The florist is leaving Collingswood and moving down Haddon Avenue to Haddon Township.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Commissioner Ed Borden said he opposes a merger, but encourages cost savings with other shared services.
A debate about whether the borough wants to merge its police force with a countywide department is heating up. Borough officials have repeatedly reasoned that a merger with a newly formed Camden County police force is not a good idea. They said it would likely lead to a decrease of service and autonomy. But the issue surfaced again Thursday in a comment stream on a Haddon Patch Haddonfield police story. A user posted a comment claiming the borough had circulated a request for proposal, RFP, for a shared police service with seven surrounding towns, not including Camden. The comment also insinuated commissioners Ed Borden and Jeff Kasko backed the plan. That comment generated a response from Borden who said: "Not sure where the rumor of this…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Colombi will retire next month after 28 years in government.
Call it the Tish Colombi victory tour. She calls it a "Farewell Tour." But, hopefully, you get the idea. Letitia "Tish" Colombi, 68, a Haddonfield borough commissioner for the past 28 years and mayor for the last 12, is stepping down next month. But before she does, she's visiting every club and organization in town to thank them for years of service. The Haddonfield Friends School returned the affection this week by naming Colombi its first Friend of Haddonfield award winner. She will be honored in a ceremony on April 27. “The Friend of Haddonfield Award is meant to recognize someone who has made Haddonfield a better place,” said Sharon Dreese, of Haddonfield Friends. “I can think of no better inaugural recipient than Tish.” Colombi said …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners race gets tight.
Two more candidates threw their hats into the ring Monday for the borough Board of Commissioners race. They were John Moscatelli and Ken Kouba. Click on the links below to get caught up on who's in the race. Incumbents: Challengers: The six candidates are running for three open seats. The three borough commissioners are the highest elected, local officials. Don't miss any Haddonfield or Haddon Township news. Sign up for Patch's free daily newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Borden's candidacy gives Haddonfield a contested commissioners race.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Commissioner Ed Borden discusses public safety in his annual state of the borough report.
Commissioner Ed Borden, director of public safety, state of the borough address delivered at the Mayor's Breakfast in January: The Police Department’s No.1 priority this year was the rash of residential burglaries. The department devoted substantial resources to the task, including having the Chief and the two Lieutenants personally out patrolling at the times of most concern. Based upon the similarities in many of the fact patterns, the department believed that most of the burglaries were being committed by a limited number of individuals. I am happy to say that, working closely with detectives in other departments in the area, several arrests were made in late fall, and confessions obtained. The very preliminary data suggests that this …