Wednesday, August 8, 2012
"It amazed me that any elected official would take a vote, in my opinion, against pedestrian safety," Mayor Tish Colombi says.
A vote last week to install a 1,400-foot sidewalk has opened a fissure in the usually close-knit Board of Commissioners. The vote came after weeks of debate about the 2012 road improvement program, a topic that usually hardly raises an eyebrow among borough residents. But a push to install sidewalks along the Washington Avenue corridor that leads into the Tavistock golf course rallied neighbors against it. Commissioner Jeff Kasko sided with the neighbors and voted against installing a sidewalk along the sprawling, winding roadway with large, distinctive homes. Commissioners Tish Colombi and Ed Borden voted to install the sidewalks. The sidewalks will be installed. "It amazed me that any elected official would take a vote, in my opinion, …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Haddonfield students mark Arbor Day with a labor of love for the environment.
Students at the Lizzie Haddon School will celebrate Arbor Day today by planting a tree in partnership with the borough Shade Tree Commission. The event will feature several speakers, including Mayor Tish Colombi. A team of student reporters will cover the event.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Haddonfield mayor honors Christ the King School.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Christ the King Regional School kicked off its celebration for Catholic Schools Week on Monday with a proclamation from Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi. During a brief prayer service Monday morning, Mayor Colombi made the proclamation which officially declared Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 Catholic Schools Week. “Having the mayor come and make this proclamation demonstrates the importance of Catholic Schools in our community,” Principal Maureen DiBella said. “It solidifies our school’s commitment to providing a safe, structured and caring learning environment that emphasizes moral values and responsible citizenship.” Educating pre-kindergarten to eighth grade students, Christ the King Regional School is a Catholic learning community with a long …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The jewelry store that has been in business for eight decades in Haddonfield plans to move to another location.
Mark Twain once reportedly said "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." The folks at Sam S. Yampell Jewelers in Haddonfield can certainly relate. Mayor Tish Colombi told a capacity crowd at the 40th Annual Mayor's Breakfast last Saturday that Yampell had closed after 83 years of business in the borough. Turns out, they haven't. Yampell's is planning a move across Kings Highway from its current location at 104 Kings Highway East. But a sign in the window hints at their demise. "It is with heavy heart after 83 years of serving you, our valued customers and friends, Samuel S. Yampell Jewelers have been forced to close our doors. We have appreciated the opportunity to serve you." Inside a darkened, emptied shop at 104 Kings Highway …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Betsy Anderson was grateful and moved to be named Haddonfield's Citizen of the Year.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Betsy Anderson was named the 2012 Haddonfield Citizen of the Year Saturday at the 40th Annual Mayor's Breakfast. A retiree and tireless community volunteer, Anderson led the annual Holiday House Tour that generated $17,000 toward the renovation of Haddonfield Memorial High School stage and auditorium. The Mayor's Breakfast was held at the First Presbyterian Church.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Commissioner and Mayor Tish Colombi's address at the 40th Annual Mayor's Breakfast Saturday.
Haddonfield Commissioner Tish Colombi, the mayor and director of public works, State of the Borough report. Delivered Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the 40th Annual Mayor's Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church: Good morning. It's so good to see so many people here, representing the diversity and the goodness of our community. I want to thank the Lions Club for once again hosting the Mayor's Breakfast – the 40th – and for sponsoring the Citizen of the Year Award. We all appreciate the work you do not just on this occasion but throughout the year … for our community, throughout the region and around the world. Let's give the Lions a big round of applause. So here is my State of the Borough report for 2011. Menorahs. Creches. Tanner Street. …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
County freeholders and Haddonfield mayor Tish Colombi celebrated completion of the project with a small ceremony Tuesday morning.
Before a small crowd at MacDonald Park, a tiny triangle of land at the intersection of Ellis and Potter Streets, Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi, Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Capelli, Jr., and Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, celebrated recently completed improvements to the main southern entrance to the borough. Completed a month ahead of schedule and 8% under budget, the project was a win-win-win in terms of funding, public safety improvement, and logistics. “This was a notoriously high accident area for years,” said Leonard, who touted the new safety features of the reconfigured county-road intersection: a new, timed traffic signal, repaved intersection approaches, new turning …
Monday, May 30, 2011
A parade and memorial service unified generations of Haddonfielders in the spirit of the holiday.
U.S. armed forces veterans, their families, neighbors and visitors to Haddonfield gathered Monday for the annual Memorial Day parade along Kings Highway, celebrating the sacrifices of service members lost in armed conflict throughout American history. In the morning sun, onlookers gathered in shady spots along the main thoroughfare from Chestnut Street down to Haddonfield Memorial High School—so named in honor of the borough’s fallen veterans—to commemorate the day with a service that was equal parts celebratory and solemn. (Click here to view pictures from the ceremony and parade.) Veterans from American Legion Post 38 marshaled the celebration, led by a police escort, and followed by the H.M.H.S. Marching Colonials and representatives …