Weekly Roundup: Fliers, CommUNITY SJP top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

Local nonprofit organization, CommUNITY SJP held a blanket-making event on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Moorestown Library. The group made no-sew blankets to donate to local shelters and families in need.

Neighbors awoke to some unsettling fliers, and the Lenola project has seen a change of engineer. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Hate group fliers spark upset

Moorestown Police Chief Lee Lieber said they were informed that Ku Klux Klan fliers were randomly thrown in driveways throughout the center section of town on Sunday morning.

Lieber said detectives are processing the evidence and treating this as a bias incident. He said the department has been in contact with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and has broadcast the incident state-wide to see if there have been similar incidents in the area as they investigate the situation.

Fostering a sense of CommUNITY

Local nonprofit organization, CommUNITY SJP held a blanket-making event on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Moorestown Library. Katie Boon cuts steadily away at the fabric.

Two and a half years ago, a group of seven friends came together at the Wegmans in Moorestown. They all shared a desire to give back to their communities and wanted to do more than just talk about it. They sat down and began to figure out ways to help. Thus, local nonprofit CommUNITY SJP was born.

The volunteer-driven nonprofit’s goal is to “promote civic engagement and greater cross cultural understanding” through community service projects and social events in the South Jersey and Philadelphia region. The group regularly hosts events in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, as well as Philadelphia.

Lenola project sees change of engineer

At its most recent meeting, Moorestown Township Council appointed McCormick Taylor as the engineer design consultants for the Lenola Town Center Improvements Plan. This marked a turn for the project as Taylor Design Group created the concept plan that helped Moorestown earn the $971,500 Federal Transportation Alternative Program Grant.

Township Manager Thomas Neff explained that if the township were to use one of its previously appointed engineers, the township would be responsible for those engineering costs. However, the township has since learned there is a separate DOT program that will reimburse it for its engineering costs if they use one of the state’s engineers.