Bernie Platt

NJ politics

In NJ, Moorestown OKs Mall Liquor Sales And Whelan Survives Challenge

No surprises in legislative elections in the Garden State.


(L-R: Cherry Hill councilman John Amato, Cherry Hill mayor Bernie Platt, PREIT president Joseph Coradino, Cherry Hill councilwoman Sara Lipsett.  Credit:  Michelle Durham)

Famed Cherry Hill Mall Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

“(We) do hereby declare October 11th, 2011, as Cherry Hill Mall Day in the Township of Cherry Hill,” mayor Bernie Platt announced to a crowd of about two dozen shoppers.


(Heavy equipment is used to prepare one of the areas in Cherry Hill, NJ, where wildflowers will be planted next week.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Cherry Hill, NJ Replaces Grass With Wildflowers Along Parts of Rt. 70

Cherry Hill mayor Bernie Platt says ten sections of the median along Route 70 will be planted next week with wildflowers.


Artist's rendering of memorial.

Cherry Hill Searches For Funding To Build 9-11 Memorial

Cherry Hill has plans to build a 9-11 memorial and hopes to have it completed by the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Officials do not have the cash yet to pay for the job and are seeking donations.


(Cherry Hill mayor Bernie Platt, at lectern, announces the consolidated trash collection agreement.  Photo by David Madden)

Three South Jersey Towns Arrange A Single Trash-Hauling Contract

A Marlton, NJ trash hauling firm has been awarded a five-year contract to handle refuse for three Camden County towns in what’s becoming an ever-increasing trend: municipalities teaming up to get the best bang for their tax buck.


Two South Jersey Towns Consider a Merger

There’s been talk in recent years about New Jersey towns sharing services in order to save money. In Camden County, one town is actually thinking about a full blown merger with a larger neighbor.