Weekly Roundup: Dating game, police officers, Nobel Peace Prize

Catch up on what happened this week in Medford.

Sun Editorial: Playing the (expensive) dating game

A recent study by 24/7 Wall Street ranked New Jersey as №2 on the most expensive states to date in list at a whopping $260 per date. The state followed only New York at $297 per date. Clearly, someone out there isn’t making full use of the various “value menu” options at local eateries.

The cheapest place to pitch and woo? South Dakota at $38, meaning, if the chemistry is super right, the entire dating process, from first meeting to ring on a finger, in South Dakota might be wrapped up for the cost of just a few outings in New Jersey.

The full story can be found at https://medfordsun.com/sun-editorial-playing-the-expensive-dating-game-fa6232131587

Four police officers were sworn in at this week’s council meeting

Four police officers were sworn in at this week’s council meeting, including Jason Deroian to the rank of lieutenant, Jeff Pultrone to the rank of sergeant and Timothy Shockley and Fred Scheer as new officers to the patrol bureau.

Before Mayor Chuck Watson swore them in, Chief of Police Richard J. Meder said a few words on each officer, stating that he is very proud of all of them.

The full story can be found at https://medfordsun.com/four-police-officers-were-sworn-in-at-this-weeks-meeting-a117478c95b4

Nobel Peace Prize nominee shares ways of creating inner peace

David Steinberg, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is pictured at Pinelands Branch Library on Sept. 18.

With a passion for peace and poetry, David L. Steinberg is spreading his knowledge and his work throughout the community.

The Haddon Heights resident has been chosen as a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominee by the International Writers and Artists Association for his work in a book titled “My Enemy in the Mirror — Finding Peace in an Unpeaceful World.” He has been partaking in peace discussions for the past four years.

Steinberg’s upcoming discussion at the Pinelands Branch Library will be on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m., where he will express ways in which individuals can find peace within themselves.

The full story can be found at https://medfordsun.com/nobel-peace-prize-nominee-shares-ways-of-creating-inner-peace-48d71fbc69d