The Chocolate Expo makes for a sweet time

Defne Alpdogan, Eastside Staff

March 15, 2018

Sweet smells traveled through the air as thousands of people lined up to enter the annual Chocolate Expo in Edison, NJ on Sunday, March 11. The Chocolate Expo is a convention filled with local chocolate and sweets as well as cheese-makers and winemakers who sample and sell their products. The C...

New Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant to open in Marlton

New Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant to open in Marlton

Sophia Sitnick, Eastside Staff

March 13, 2018

Chickie’s & Pete’s, an iconic Philadelphia area sports bar, will soon open its newest restaurant on Route 73 in Marlton, at the former Champps location. Famous for their secret recipe Crabfries and delicious pub food, Chickie’s & Pete’s has been a favorite gathering place of sports fans for over 40 years. Following the su...

The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show aims to show the “Wonders of Water.”

The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show aims to show the “Wonders of Water.”

Allie Graham, Eastside Staff

March 9, 2018

Have no fear, spring is almost here.The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show is guaranteed to brighten up any gloomy late-winter day. The show takes place from March 3 to 11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The theme of this year’s show being “Wonders of Water,” it will surely demonstrate the life-sustaining...

Passariello’s offers a twist on Italian Dining

Pasariello's cafeteria style dining offers a new experience.

Sam Resnick, Eastside Staff

February 21, 2018

Personally, I love Italian food, be it pasta, risotto or pizza. I have probably been to over 50 Italian restaurants in my life, and none of them have left me disappointed. Trying Passariello’s for the first time made me nervous about losing my streak, but thankfully, I did not. Upon entering, my...

The Marlton Diner “shakes up” the competition

The amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake is just one of the many amazing milkshakes the Marlton Diner has to offer.

Sophia Sitnick, Eastside Staff

January 28, 2018

The Marlton Diner is shaking things up in South Jersey with its gigantic, over-the-top, candy-embellished milkshakes. Located on Route 70 West in Marlton, the Marlton Diner is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The menu is largely comprised of typical diner fare, but the newest items that caught...

Here the Holidays Come!

Here the Holidays Come!

December 10, 2017

LaScala’s Fire in Marlton makes an appetizing splash.

LaScala's Fire in Marlton makes an appetizing splash.

Jaclynn Hernberg, Eastside Staff

November 30, 2017

LaScala’s Fire opened its doors in 2016 and brought the taste of the Philadelphia tradition to its new home in South Jersey. They serve traditional Italian cuisine and wood fired pizza, while relaxing in their updated modern atmosphere. The restaurant is located in the Promenade off of Route 73 in Ma...

Annual Craft Show comes to Ocean City on October 10th

More than 400 vendors will be selling crafts and food.

Jaclynn Hernberg, Eastside Staff

November 30, 2017

The annual craft show held in Ocean City, New Jersey will head back to the shore on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. spanning from 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue. This craft fair has free entry and parking on all streets and city parking lots because it is open to the public. More ...

Ishita Panwar (’19) and Joyce Park (’19) organize a community-wide fundraiser to raise awareness and help victims of recent hurricanes

Joyce Park (left) and Ishita Panwar (right) co-host a fundraiser to help the victims of the recent hurricanes.

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Webmaster

November 9, 2017

For Ishita Panwar (‘19), it all started out as another typical August night. With school quickly approaching, she was trying her best to hold onto what little was left of her summer break. Reclining in bed, while trapped in the vortex that is YouTube, she happened upon a series of live footage from the stream of recent ...

Franklin Institute opens its “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” exhibit displaying original statues from over 2,000 years ago

In addition to showcasing the original warriors from the burial site, the exhibit will also include various interactive tablets, videos and even augmented reality stations.

Shir Goldfinger, Eastside Staff

November 5, 2017

From now until March 4, The Franklin Institute will be displaying its “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” exhibit. The exhibit highlights the magnificent stone Terracotta Warriors found in the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Over 2,000 years ago, in around 210 B.C.E., Qin Shi Huang ordere...

PATCO’s ‘Phantom Station’ could make comeback

PATCO's Phantom Station may be returning.

Aine Pierre, Eastside News/Features Editor

July 30, 2017

A PATCO train races down the tracks, fresh off the Ben Franklin Bridge, barreling toward the 8th and Market stop. A look out the window would greet riders with the pitch darkness of a subway tunnel, except in one place. Underneath the intersection of 6th and Race streets, right on the edge of Philadel...

Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden receives renovations

New fountains sparkle on a summer day.

Sophia Liang, Eastside Community Editor

July 25, 2017

This season, birds are singing, flowers are blooming and excitement is bubbling at Longwood Gardens in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The historic gardens have long been known for their stunning assemblage of flora, but this summer is particularly special because it marks the premiere of the new Sum...

A concert for a good cause

A group of Cherry Hill natives perform at the concert led by East alumni, Patricia Irwin ('15).

Julia Benedetto, Eastside Community Editor

July 23, 2017

On Sunday July 16, a backyard benefit concert was held in Fox Hollow to help raise funds for cancer research. The benefit concert, Stand Up to Cancer,  was founded by Patricia Irwin, 19, who graduated from Cherry Hill High School East in 2015. She now studies musical theatre and vocal performance a...

Soho Park serves up New York styled cheesesteaks

The restaurant is lined with ivy.

Jared Fisch, Managing Editor

July 22, 2017

Growing up in the Philadelphia area, I know to stay away from “Philly cheesesteaks” outside of Philly but nobody ever said anything about New York cheesesteaks. With the temperature nearing triple digits, I needed an escape. My stomach growling, my back sweating, the clock ticking...it was alre...

Baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo makes headlines

Philadelphia Zoo gorilla, Kira, finally gives birth to her baby after a long pregnancy process.

Ali Koenig, Eastside News/Features Editor

June 26, 2017

How does one become famous? If you’re Justin Bieber, you post a video on YouTube. If you’re Anna Kendrick, you audition for a Broadway musical. If you’re the latest baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, all you have to do to receive national attention is be born. On Thursday, June 1, a 17-ye...