Weekly Roundup: Class of 2017 graduates in Cherry Hill, township officials voice opposition to…

Weekly Roundup: Class of 2017 graduates in Cherry Hill, township officials voice opposition to Paris Agreement withdrawal

Also last week, a Cherry Hill doctor and his son admitted to defrauded Medicare in federal court.

Hundreds of high school seniors graduated from both of Cherry Hill’s high schools last week and township officials took a stand against the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Get caught up on the week’s top stories in the Weekly Roundup.

Class of 2017 graduates at Cherry Hill East and Cherry Hill West

More than 800 high school seniors in Cherry Hill turned the page on another chapter of their lives last week. Cherry Hill High School East and Cherry Hill High School West both held commencement ceremonies at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on Thursday. In the days leading up to graduation, a few seniors talked about their high school experience with the Cherry Hill Sun.

Cherry Hill Township officials voice opposition to U.S. withdrawal from Paris Agreement

At Monday night’s meeting, Cherry Hill Township Council took a stand against climate change, passing a resolution to oppose the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change and to memorialize its commitment to create a sustainable township. Mayor Chuck Cahn said he felt it was important for the township to take a stand and remain committed to creation a more sustainable community.

Cherry Hill East relay runners rewrite school record book

Five Cherry Hill East track and field athletes etched their names into the record book multiple times in 2017. Juniors Danielle Allen, Star Beasley, Giovanna Roberson, sophomore Maya Drayton and freshman Nylah Perry all played the role in breaking girls track and field school records in the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relays. The five are competing this weekend in the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina.

Repair project on Scarborough Covered Bridge to begin Monday

A repair project is about to get underway at the Scarborough Covered Bridge tomorrow. Cherry Hill Police announced last week that Covered Bridge Road will be closed at the bridge on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning on Monday. The closure is expected to last two to three weeks and will help facilitate a repair project on the bridge.

Cherry Hill doctor and his son plead guilty to defrauding Medicare

A Cherry Hill doctor and his chiropractor son admitted to conspiring to defraud Medicare in federal court last Tuesday. Dr. Robert Claude McGrath, 65, and his son, Robert Christopher McGrath, 47, each pleaded guilty in federal court last week to separate informations charging them each with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.