Weekly Roundup: Old Orchard wins Cherry Bowl, zoning ordinance passes on first reading

Twelve new police officers were also sworn-in to the Cherry Hill Police Department and a number of newcomers file to run for Cherry Hill Board of Education

The Old Orchard coaching staff celebrates after winning the 2016 Cherry Bowl at Cherry Valley Swim Club on Saturday.

New faces joined the Cherry Hill Police Department this week, while Cherry Hill Township Council took a step forward with a proposed zoning ordinance and another Cherry Bowl is in the books. Catch up on the top stories in Cherry Hill last week in the weekly roundup.

Old Orchard edges Erlton for first Cherry Bowl title since 1997

It was a historical afternoon for Old Orchard Swim Club on Saturday at the 57th annual Cherry Bowl as the Otters snapped a 19-year drought and won their 21st Cherry Bowl title. Old Orchard edged out two-time defending champion Erlton in the final two events of the day to finish in first place. Erlton finished the meet in second place and Willowdale brought home the third place trophy.

Twelve new officers sworn in to Cherry Hill Police Department

Dozens of community members got to meet the newest members of the Cherry Hill Police Department on Tuesday morning as 12 new officers were sworn in as members of the police department. The new officers came from all walks of life and backgrounds. Cherry Hill Chief of Police William Monaghan said the goal of the hiring process was to hire the best people for the job.

Ordinance passed on first reading for gas stations in B4 regional business district zone

Cherry Hill Township Council approved an ordinance on first reading at Monday night’s meeting to permit gas stations as a conditional accessory use with the township’s regional business district zone. Some residents spoke out against the ordinance at the meeting, citing traffic, health and concerns about the development of Garden State Park. The public hearing and second reading of the ordinance is scheduled for Aug. 8.

Eight candidates file to run for Cherry Hill Board of Education this November

Voters will have plenty of options when they vote for three candidates for Cherry Hill Board of Education in November. According to the unofficial candidate list from the Camden County Clerk’s office, eight candidates will run for three seats on the board of education. The school board election will take place on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Steve Greenberg proud of Cherry Hill roots

In the first edition of the Cherry Hill Sun’s Meet Your Neighbor series, we talked to Steve Greenberg, shareholder and president of Flaster Greenberg law firm and resident of Cherry Hill for almost 50 years. Greenberg shared stories of his first impression of the township and why he chose to live and work in Cherry Hill for nearly his entire life.