Weekly Roundup: BOE Reorg, Local comedian top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

From left to right: Board Secretary Joanne D’Angelo swears in Alexandria Law, Caryn Shaw and David Weinstein at the Moorestown Board of Education reorganization. The trio took the oath of office in the William Allen Middle School media center on Thursday, Jan. 4.

The Mooretown Board of Education held their reorganization meeting, and an international comedian resides in town. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Alberti, Weinstein reelected as president, vice-president during period of board ‘stability’

January marks the start of a new chapter in a familiar book for the Moorestown Board of Education. Last Thursday, the newly elected members gathered in the media center of William Allen Middle School to take the oath of office.

With incumbent David Weinstein having been voted back in and Caryn Shaw making her return to the board after a year away, Alexandria Law was the only new member to take a seat at the table. Board President Sandra Alberti said she sees this period of consistency as an opportunity to make great strides.

Taylor Mason: From ‘closet ventriloquist’ to international comedian

Taylor Mason auditioned for “Star Search” and went on to win the entire competition. Since then, he’s appeared on cable television, opened for the likes of Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, travelled the world performing stand up and moved to Moorestown 25 years ago.

His act is a combination of music, stand up and ventriloquism with some audience participation thrown in for good measure. He said he tailors his act to fit his audience. Some weeks he may be doing a program for kindergarteners at a public school while other times he’s performed at an arena in front of 20,000 people.