Teacher Guilty Pleas, Whole Foods Coming Top Regional News
Also this week, West Deptford mysteriously smelled, locals reacted to the pope's abdication announcement, Collingswood buildings came tumbling down and more.
These stories topped the news this week on our South Jersey Patch sites—Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Collingswood, Gloucester Township, Haddonfield-Haddon Township, Moorestown and West Deptford.
Two Triton Regional High School teachers will possibly serve just 30 days under house arrest after entering guilty pleas in connection with a teacher-student sex scandal that rocked the Runnemede school last fall.
Organic produce fans, rejoice—Whole Foods is coming to Ellisburg Circle. The natural and organic grocery will open its first Cherry Hill location some time in 2014.
"We all wanted to see if we could pay ten bucks and take a turn at [smashing] it to vent some of our aggressions on the building," a Collingswood business owner said of long-awaited razing on Haddon Avenue. "That empty lot’s been driving me crazy for 5 years."
West Deptford residents worried when the overwhelming smell of natural gas wafted around certain parts of town, but the emergency management office quickly cleared up any concerns.
The official repeal Haddonfield’s controversial policy came after the state Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal for the case.
“It takes a lot of courage to (abdicate),” said the Rev. Peter James R. Alindogan, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in Cinnaminson. “It’s a good model for priests and bishops alike who are trying to hold onto their positions—the pope is saying, ‘I know when it’s my time to go.’”
Moorestown Mall’s owner wants to add a left-turn lane from Route 38 West into the mall, but the township’s traffic safety officer thinks it’s a bad idea.
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