Weekly Roundup: Mt. Laurel Township to acquire 20 acres of open space land near Laurel Acres Park

Also this week, a Cherokee High School teacher was arrested on charges related to alleged sexual activity with a student.

Catch up on the week that was with just some of The Sun’s stories in the “Weekly Roundup” feature.

Mt. Laurel Township to acquire 20 acres of open space land to expand Laurel Acres Park

Mt. Laurel Township manager Meredith Tomczyk announced this week the township signed an agreement of sale on Oct. 25 to purchase 20 acres of open space land next to Laurel Acres Park along Union Mill Road. According to Tomczyk, the township is already considering plans for the land, including one potential idea to install new walking paths.

Mt. Laurel Police participating in ‘No Shave November’ campaign

During the month of November, officers from the Mt. Laurel Township Police Department will be putting their razors down as they participate in No Shave November. The mission of No Shave November is to raise awareness of men’s health, specifically the battles people are fighting associated with cancer.

Cherokee High School teacher arrested on charges for alleged sexual activity with student

The following information is on file with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office:

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that Brantley Cesanek, 30, of Haddon Township in Camden County, has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his students at when she was between the ages of 16 to 17. Cesanek is a Latin teacher at Cherokee High School and in the past has also served as a team mentor for the Storm Robotics team comprised of students from Cherokee High School and Lenape High School. Read more here.

Mt. Laurel Township voters head to the polls for these races on Nov. 6

Residents of Mt. Laurel Township can vote in races for Mt. Laurel Township Council, Mt. Laurel Schools Board of Education, the Lenape Regional High School District Board of Education, Burlington County clerk, Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, United States House of Representatives and United States Senate. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Newspaper Media Group, publisher of The Sun Newspapers, launches holiday food drive

Newspaper Media Group, publisher of The Sun Newspapers, is excited to announce it is holding its second annual holiday food drive! Check here to see where donation bins will be set up at a number of businesses throughout South Jersey.