Eastside

Olga’s Diner reopens in Marlton after an 11 year absence

Olga's diner reopens on route 73.

Ziva Davis, Eastside Staff

November 5, 2019

Looking for a new and old restaurant to try? Olga’s Diner to your rescue! The new Olga’s opened on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and it is better than ever. The original Olga’s, which opened in Camden in 1946 and moved to Evesham in 1960, closed in 2008. The New Jersey landmark was demolished in 2017...

New Shake Shack restaurant opens in Cherry Hill

A new Shake Shack store opens in Cherry Hill.

Katherine Li, Eastside Staff

November 4, 2019

Shake Shack has debuted their ninth New Jersey store on Haddonfield Road in a commercial center which includes a  TJ Maxx, Trader Joe’s, and HomeGoods. Formerly the Garden State Park racetrack, the new Shake Shack is the very first of a train of new stores scheduled to open during the spring in th...

The Greek Agora Festival spreads Greek culture

Dancers perform a traditional Greek dance live with Greek music at the Greek Agora Festival.

Vivian Rong, Eastside Staff

October 14, 2019

The Greek Agora Festival spreads Greek culture, food and entertainment this year on October 10 -13 at the St. Thomas Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Thousands of people in the Delaware area gather at the festival to enjoy Greek culture annually. As the largest wine and food festival in the...

Walk to fight suicide will occur this Sunday

Many people participate in the Camden County Out of the Darkness Walk, to help support suicide.

Lauren Winslow, Eastside Staff

October 10, 2019

The annual Camden County Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will take place on Saturday, October 12.  This walk occurs in order to raise awareness and funds towards suicide.  Participants will come together at the Vista Deck at Cooper Rive...

The YeShi Chinatown Night Market shows tastes, sights and sounds of Chinatown in Philadelphia

Crowds gathering in a previous year's night market

Alena Zang, Eastside Staff

October 9, 2019

The YeShi Chinatown Night Market is approaching quickly. This one-night event, which will run from 7-11 p.m. in Philadelphia on 10th Street and Race Street on October 10 will provide food, entertainment, and music for the 20,000 plus people who attend each year. The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corpo...

A march to remember: walk gives honor to Holocaust survivors

Marchers gather on October 6 to honor and give a voice to Holocaust survivors, spreading a message of compassion throughout the community.

Inesa Linker, Eastside Staff

October 8, 2019

The March of Remembrance, a Holocaust memorial walk, takes place annually on the first Sunday of October. Hundreds of people attend every year to remember the holocaust and encourage tolerance. The march seeks to give honor to Holocaust survivors, give survivors a voice, and to combat bigotry and...

Dulce Artisanal Pastry Review

This cake is one of the many desserts offered at Dulce Artisanal Pastry.

Lalitha Viswanathan, Eastside Staff

April 20, 2019

Dulce Artisanal Pastry located in Collingswood, NJ, combines amazing desserts and a cute shop all into one restaurant. Currently, the bakery is nicely decorated for Easter, with lavender pixie lights hanging from the ceiling and bunnies around the shop. The food in general is very light and has a very su...

The Great Bubble Tea Battle

One dozen bubble teas, aka all of Sophia's wildest dreams on one table.

Sophia Liang, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019

Bubble tea, also known as pearl tea or boba, is a drink made up of tea (herbal or fruity, with or without milk) and chewy tapioca balls (the “bubbles”). Invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, this drink has exploded in popularity in Western culture in recent years for its great taste, fun colors and end...

The K9 Within

Isabella Levin, Eastside Staff

February 27, 2019

Isaac Mass, founder and owner of the K9 Within, has been pleasing customers with his effective training techniques. The K9 Within, located in Cherry Hill, is a newly opened dog training business. Mass provides each and every dog with the best scientifically proven training mechanisms, as he promises ulti...

Touch New Jersey- Challenging hunger in the Camden County community

Touch New Jersey is an organization that helps struggling people in the Camden County community.

Ziva Davis, Eastside Staff

February 25, 2019

Starvation. Hunger. Suffering adults and children. Poverty is a serious problem in the world, and in our county: Camden, New Jersey. According to Hunger Free New Jersey, one in ten New Jersey residents are food insecure, meaning they do not have an adequate, consistent supply of food. That translat...

Haddonfield Police Department’s New Member

Meet Blue! This adorable pup is the newest member of the Haddonfield Police Department.

Alesia Lelaj, Eastside Staff

February 9, 2019

Meet the new member of the Haddonfield Police Department! Blue is a Bloodhound puppy from West Port, NY who has stolen many hearts since he first made an appearance on the Haddonfield Police Department’s Facebook page. This adorable little guy has been chosen to fulfill the job of community po...

Yoga Movement Training Center offers new take on movement exercises

The yoga studio incorporates various types of exercises into its training.

Lily Yudis, Eastside Staff

February 6, 2019

Looking for a place to decompress with a hot yoga class, or even personally train for a sport? Located in Mount Laurel stands the Yoga Movement Training Center, which recently opened for business on December 11, 2018. Offering several unique yoga and movement classes, this brand-new studio welcom...

Ammon Mediterranean Market brings unique taste to Cherry Hill

The Ammon Mediterranean Market offers customers ingredients to cook mediterranean food at home.

Kartik Pejavara, Eastside Staff

February 1, 2019

Mediterranean food is served in households and restaurants all around the world. From Italy in Europe, to Morocco in Africa, to Turkey in the Middle East, this type of food finds its roots in a diverse group of countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.   In the United States, mediterranean food has...

Aloha Poke Bowl brings new flavor to Collingswood

Aloha Poké Bowl offers a variety of sauces to give customers Hawaiian inspired flavors.

Kartik Pejavara, Eastside Staff

January 24, 2019

You might be wondering, what is a poké bowl? The word “poké” (pronounced POKE-AY) has come to mean anything cubed, originating in the Hawaiian language from the word meaning “to slice or cut.” In fact, poké is a food native to Hawaii. A poké bowl consists of cubes of marinated raw tuna and...

Traditional Three Kings Day Celebration Recap

Attendees enjoy playing games and snacking on Hispanic foods.

Maddy Cicha, Eastside Community Editor

January 19, 2019

The Cherry Hill Hispanic Civic Association (CHHICA) on January 5, 2019, hosted a traditional Three Kings’ Day (El Día de los Reyes) celebration open to members of the community. It was held from 5-8 in the Carmen Tilelli Community Center. Three Kings’ Day is a Christian and Hispanic traditional celeb...