Weekly Roundup: Mt. Laurel to investigate conditions in Larchmont

Weekly Roundup: Mt. Laurel Township to investigate conditions in Larchmont

Also, read about how a Mt. Laurel girl was a first place district winner in Patriot’s Pen national youth essay competition.

Catch up on the week that was with The Sun’s “Weekly Roundup” feature.

Mt. Laurel residents ask township to investigate conditions in section of Larchmont neighborhood

A discussion began at this week’s Mt. Laurel Township Council meeting when resident George Brill spoke about what he described as the “deterioration of his neighborhood” on Chaucer Road, along with Chaucer Court and Willow Turn in Mt. Laurel’s Larchmont neighborhood. In response to Brill and anothe resident’s concerns, township manager Meredith Tomczyk said she would have the township’s zoning officer examine the locations.

Mt. Laurel Township permanently finances $25.5 million in current debt to secure better long-term interest rate

Mt. Laurel Township Council has taken steps to permanently finance about $25.5 million in debt the township has already borrowed to secure a better long-term interest rate in an attempt to save taxpayers money moving into the future. According to Mt. Laurel Township manager Meredith Tomczyk, the township’s financial advisors and bond counsel suggested the move after recently studying current and long-term market trends.

Burlington County Animal Shelter offers tips to keep animals warm, healthy during winter

It’s important to remember the four-legged members of families during the dropping temperatures. Although animals come with their own built-in coats, there are a number of ways responsible pet owners can make sure their furry friends stay safe and comfortable this winter.

Descendant of ‘The Black Doctor of the Pines’ to speak at Mt. Laurel Democrats’ February meeting

Samuel Still, second great grandnephew of Dr. James Still, will address the February meeting of the Mt. Laurel Democratic Club to speak about his ancestor. James Still was a son of former slaves and was a mostly self-taught physician who practiced in Burlington County in the mid-19th Century.

Mt. Laurel girl first place district winner in Patriot’s Pen national youth essay competition

Jamie Dunn, a Mt. Laurel resident and sixth-grade student at Our Lady of Good Counsel school in Moorestown, has been named afirst-place district winner of the Patriot’s Pen national youth essay competition. Dunn will be honored at a state awards luncheon in February and will compete with winners from 18 districts around the state for the chance to represent the state of New Jersey in the national competition.