Weekly Roundup: Erlton wins Cherry Bowl, date set for school bond referendum

In other news, tempers flared at Monday’s Cherry Hill Township Council meeting.

The 59th annual Cherry Bowl swim meet took place on Saturday and Cherry Hill school officials gave an update on October’s upcoming bond referendum. Get caught up on the week that was in Cherry Hill with the Weekly Roundup:

Erlton makes statement with big win at 2018 Cherry Bowl

One swim team dominated the 2018 Cherry Bowl at Covered Bridge Swim Club. The Erlton Gators, fresh off of a perfect 5–0 season in the Tri-County Swimming Pool Association season, won big at Cherry Bowl, recording 1,014 points and defeating second place Willowdale by 119.5 points. The win by Erlton was the largest margin of victory at Cherry Bowl since 2008 and the Gators’ fifth Cherry Bowl title in the last seven years.

Advocates, township officials spar over Cherry Hill affordable housing development

Monday’s Cherry Hill Township Council meeting was a heated one as representatives from Fair Share Housing Development argued with township officials over the proposed Evans-Francis Estates affordable housing development at Short Hills Farm. The two sides are at odds over the percentage Fair Share should pay to the township as part of a PILOT agreement.

Date approved for Cherry Hill Public Schools bond referendum

Oct. 2 is officially the date for Cherry Hill Public Schools’ long-awaited 2018 bond referendum. The Cherry Hill Board of Education approved a resolution establishing the date at its meeting last Tuesday. The school district had not yet approved the questions for the referendum as it has yet to receive a response on its project applications from the state. Approval of the questions could take place at the next BOE meeting on Aug. 14.

Cherry Hill BOE allocates additional state aid

The Cherry Hill Board of Education approved an amended budget last Tuesday to allocate an additional $2.5 million in state aid. The school district received the additional aid after the passage of a new state law reforming state aid funding for public school district. Cherry Hill Public Schools will use the funding to invest in instructional technology, capital projects and other areas.

Cherry Hill East student receives national recognition for academics, community service

Cherry Hill High School East student Vivian Lu has accomplished a lot at the age of 16. She has already former her own nonprofit, founds a magazine and is even working in a neuroscience lab at New York University’s School of Medicine. Lu was recently recognized for all of her accomplished when she received the Alexander Hamilton Scholar Award. Lu was one of just 34 students in the country to receive the honor.