Willingboro Council Considers Rec Center Name Change
By Pat Loeb
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (CBS) — The Willingboro Council will take public input, at its next meeting, on changing the name of a township building from the John F. Kennedy Center to the Barack Obama Center.
The Center opened as John F. Kennedy High School in 1966 but now is used mostly as a recreation center. Since it’s undergoing renovations, some council members thought it would be a good time to rename the building in honor of the current president.
They introduced and passed a resolution to do so at last week’s meeting, but residents who learned about it later protested that they should have had a say.
Mayor Eddie Campbell agrees. Even though he supports the name change, he voted no because he wanted to give residents time to weigh in.
Now they’ll have a chance. It will be on the September 2nd agenda, for comments and another vote.