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September 20, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A state drinking-water panel will again evaluate possible regulation of a chemical that had stirred health concerns in Moorestown, a move that legislators have tried to force through a bill awaiting action by Gov. Christie. The Drinking Water Quality Institute, which recommends water standards to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, this week called for new information on the chemical, 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP). The group plans to reevaluate a standard it had proposed to the department in 2009 - a recommendation that was never acted upon - as well as more recent information on the chemical's health effects and water treatment options.
SPORTS
September 19, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maggie Brown, Quinn Nicolai, and Natalie Youre each scored as Moorestown, the 10th-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer, edged host Cinnaminson, 3-2, in a Burlington County League soccer game on Thursday. Jaimie McHugh and Miranda Sack scored for Cinnaminson. Elsewhere in the Burlington County League: Caroline Rockhill scored twice to lead No. 9 Rancocas Valley past Northern Burlington, 3-0, at home. Kelly Moss also scored. Iasia Goeloe assisted on all three goals. Theresa Adu-Attobrah (six)
NEWS
September 18, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
After 13 years on the road, the Moorestown Theater Company would like to build a home of its own. The nonprofit group dreams of building a new performing arts center on the site of the soon-to-be-demolished former Moorestown library. "I have not heard one person say it's a bad idea," declared company founder and promoter-in-chief Mark Morgan, whose troupe stages 14 to 16 Broadway musicals annually at churches, schools, and other venues around town. Although Moorestown contemplates using the library site for green space, parking, or additional municipal facilities, the theater company would like to lease the ground while trying to privately raise perhaps $10 million to build the performing arts center.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
When puppeteer Laurencio Carlos Ruiz says you're his right hand, you can believe it - he's being literal. That's because in his interactive, all-ages Fringe Festival show Give Me a Hand!, members of the audience are called upon to operate his puppet's right hand, with a task to complete. The bilingual show, aimed primarily at toddlers, includes magic tricks with colorful objects of different sizes and shapes. The lesson: Anything can become a puppet and everybody a puppeteer. Go on, play your part.
SPORTS
September 11, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Eleven players to watch this season: Forwards Justin Curtin, Williamstown, sr. Curtin netted 17 of his 28 career goals in 2014. He also dished six assists as he helped his team to a Tri-County Royal Division title. With seven starters returning at Williamstown, Curtin is poised for another banner season. Harry Inglis, Moorestown, sr. Inglis enjoyed a breakout year last season, netting 16 goals and assuming a leadership role on the Moorestown offense. With a new coach and a number of new faces in his supporting cast, Inglis will be key in ensuring Moorestown remains one of the area's top programs.
REAL_ESTATE
July 13, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Drive down streets in any affluent neighborhood and you will see perfectly serviceable home furnishings waiting for trash crews to haul them away. "I hate for good things to go to waste in a landfill. I would be willing to arrange for things to be picked up and given to Goodwill or sold," said Leonore Spinelli, an agent with Century 21 Alliance in Moorestown as well as a residential interior designer and virtual stager. "The situation is such a shame, but great for street pickers," Spinelli said, although some communities discourage such collections.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of two Moorestown wells - shut down in October because of a chemical contaminant found in the town's water - has been ordered reopened after tests showed the chemical is no longer present. The action Tuesday evening by the Moorestown Township Council came at the recommendation of Township Manager D. Scott Carew, who also called for a pilot study to develop a water treatment plan for the other well at the North Church Street treatment plant. The chemical found in the water last October was 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP)
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
UNION, N.J. - The first five minutes were like watching a video game set on easy. The reputation of the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team sometimes seems larger than life - but the lore is hard to argue when the Quakers perform as they did Saturday at the start of a 17-4 win over Morristown in the Group 3 state championship at Kean University. Less than three minutes in, the Quakers were ahead by 3-0. Moorestown won the first three draws, scored on its first three shots and was never without possession.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The top-seeded Moorestown girls' lacrosse team won its fifth straight South Jersey Group 3 title Thursday, defeating visiting No. 2 Notre Dame, 17-4. Midfielder Melanie Becker scored five goals. Abby Brooks netted a hat trick and had three assists. Annika Nissen and Alex O'Donnell each scored twice for the Quakers, who will play for their fifth straight state title Saturday against Morristown at Kean University. Softball Alexa Toner went 3 for 3 with a double, home run, and three RBIs as Paul VI triumphed over visiting Seneca, 11-6, to clinch the Olympic Conference National division title for the second straight year.
SPORTS
May 25, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
A 30-year-old isn't over the hill, but may need a little jolt of something extra to get it to the next level. That's true for people - and with races, too. The Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K, a 31-year-old race in South Jersey, is getting that jolt this year by re-branding its race to hopefully attract and embrace new runners for its June 6 event. "We can't have alcohol in Moorestown but we can have coffee," said Bob Bickel, who is part of the race organization team. The race started out as the Moorestown Rotary 8K. "Scott Coffee" was added to the name after cofounder Scott Coffee died in 2006.
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