- For the state affordable-housing law, see the Mount Laurel doctrine.
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
|Township of Mount Laurel|
Mount Laurel highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mount Laurel, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 7, 1872|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (council–manager)|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Mayor||Irwin Edelson (R, term ends December 31, 2020)|
|• Deputy Mayor||Linda Bobo|
|• Township Council||Kurt D. Folcher|
|• Manager||Meredith Tomczyk|
|• Municipal clerk||Meredith Tomczyk|
|• Total||21.99 sq mi (56.95 km2)|
|• Land||21.72 sq mi (56.26 km2)|
|• Water||0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2) 1.21%|
|Area rank||124th of 565 in state|
12th of 40 in county
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||48th of 566 in state|
2nd of 40 in county
|• Density||1,930.0/sq mi (745.2/km2)|
|• Density rank||297th of 566 in state|
16th of 40 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0882093|
Mount Laurel is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, and is an edge city suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 41,864, reflecting an increase of 1,643 (+4.1%) from the 40,221 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,951 (+32.9%) from the 30,270 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the home of NFL Films.
Mount Laurel was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1872, from portions of Evesham Township. The township was named for a hill covered with laurel trees.
Mount Laurel Decision
The Mount Laurel Decision is a judicial interpretation of the New Jersey State Constitution that requires municipalities to use their zoning powers in an affirmative manner to provide a realistic opportunity for the production of housing affordable to low and moderate income households. The decision was a result of a lawsuit brought against the town by the N.A.A.C.P. that was decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1975 and reaffirmed in a subsequent decision in 1983.
Mount Laurel was a small, rural farming community until it was hit with massive suburban growth from Philadelphia in the later 1960s. Some families, whose history had resided there for centuries, were suddenly priced out of buying property. In 1970, at a meeting about a proposal for affordable housing, held at an all black church in Mount Laurel, Mayor Bill Haines summed up the newcomers' perspective by saying: "If you people can't afford to live in our town, then you'll just have to leave."
Even though the black families in Mount Laurel were not from urban ghettos, and were not involved in gang activity, the new suburban influx thought otherwise, and significantly delayed the creation of affordable housing areas, citing concerns of gang activity and an influx of inner city criminals. Exampled comments from town meetings against forced construction of housing projects included "we need this like Custer needed more Indians"; "it's reverse discrimination"; "we lived in this in South Philly and Newark", and that the housing would be a "breeding ground for violent crime and drug abuse".
Resident advocates of the housing initiative were treated with abuse and threats. Leading advocate Ethel Lawrence, a black resident who lived her life in Mount Laurel, had her house repeatedly vandalized, and once her bedroom window was damaged by gunfire. Longtime white residents also tried to force the black residents out of town. Although the court ruled in favor of creating affordable housing, residents did manage to delay the process for decades.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 21.99 square miles (56.95 km2), including 21.72 square miles (56.26 km2) of land and 0.27 square miles (0.69 km2) of water (1.21%). It is drained by the Delaware River and Parkers Creek (a tributary of Rancocas Creek) and the South Branch Pennsauken Creek flow through its eastern and western portions respectively.
Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Birchfield, Bougher, Centerton, Colemantown, Coxs Corner, Fellowship, Hartford, Heulings Hill, Masonville, Petersburg, Pine Grove, and Rancocas Woods.
The township borders the municipalities of Evesham Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Maple Shade Township, Medford, Moorestown and Willingboro Township in Burlington County; and Cherry Hill in Camden County.
|Population sources: 1880-2000|
1930-1990 2000 2010
The 2010 United States Census counted 41,864 people, 17,538 households, and 11,294 families in the township. The population density was 1,930.0 inhabitants per square mile (745.2/km2). There were 18,249 housing units at an average density of 841.3 per square mile (324.8/km2). The racial makeup was 79.42% (33,249) White, 9.70% (4,061) Black or African American, 0.16% (67) Native American, 7.26% (3,040) Asian, 0.04% (17) Pacific Islander, 1.00% (418) from other races, and 2.42% (1,012) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.56% (1,907) of the population.
Of the 17,538 households, 28.9% had children under the age of 18; 51.0% were married couples living together; 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present and 35.6% were non-families. Of all households, 30.4% were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.
22.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females, the population had 87.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 83.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $84,632 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,366) and the median family income was $100,189 (+/- $4,065). Males had a median income of $75,870 (+/- $3,130) versus $54,215 (+/- $2,830) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,573 (+/- $1,416). About 3.0% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 40,221 people, 16,570 households, and 11,068 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,844.3 people per square mile (712.0/km2). There were 17,163 housing units at an average density of 787.0 per square mile (303.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 87.10% White, 6.92% African American, 0.09% Native American, 3.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.
There were 16,570 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the township the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $63,750, and the median income for a family was $76,288. Males had a median income of $55,597 versus $37,198 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,245. About 2.5% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
Laurel Acres Park is known for its Veterans Memorial, fishing lake, playground, and huge grassy hill used for concerts and sledding in the winter when it snows. Laurel Acres Park is right between Church Street at Union Mill Road. The Mount Laurel Baseball League and the Mount Laurel United Soccer Club play in the park's sports fields, and since 2008, the Mount Laurel Premiership. Mount Laurel also includes 2 dog parks.
Mount Laurel voted to change its form of government in 1970 from a Township Committee form to a Faulkner Act system using the Council-Manager (Plan E), enacted based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of January 1, 1972. The township is one of 42 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use this form of government. In this form of government, the Township Manager oversees the daily functions of the Township. The governing body is comprised of the Township Council, which is made up of five members elected at-large in partisan elections to serve four-year terms on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election in even-numbered years as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the council selects one of its members to serve as mayor and another to serve as deputy mayor, each for a one-year term.
As of 2020[update], members of the Mount Laurel Township Council are Mayor Irwin Edelson (R, term on council and as mayor ends December 31, 2020), Deputy Mayor Linda Bobo (R, term on council ends 2020; term as deputy mayor ends 2019), Kurt D. Folcher (R, 2020), Kareem Pritchett (D, 2022) and Stephen Steglik (D, 2022).
Federal, state and county representation
Mount Laurel Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 7th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Mount Laurel Township had been in the 8th state legislative district.
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Andy Kim (D, Bordentown). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 7th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Troy Singleton (D, Palmyra) and in the General Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Moorestown) and Carol A. Murphy (D, Mount Laurel).
Burlington County is governed by a board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year; at an annual reorganization meeting, the board selects a director and deputy director from among its members. As of 2018[update], Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders are Director Kate Gibbs (R, Lumberton Township, term as freeholder and as director ends December 31, 2018), Deputy Director Linda Hughes (R, Evesham Township, term as freeholder and as deputy director ends 2018) Tom Pullion (D, Edgewater Park, 2020),Balvir Singh (D, Burlington Township, 2020), and Latham Tiver (R, Southampton Township, 2019). Burlington County's Constitutional Officers are County Clerk Tim Tyler (R, Fieldsboro, 2018), Sheriff Jean E. Stanfield (R, Westampton, 2019) and Surrogate Mary Ann O'Brien (R, Medford, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 28,317 registered voters in Mount Laurel Township, of which 9,089 (32.1% vs. 33.3% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 6,880 (24.3% vs. 23.9%) were registered as Republicans and 12,328 (43.5% vs. 42.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 20 voters registered to other parties. Among the township's 2010 Census population, 67.6% (vs. 61.7% in Burlington County) were registered to vote, including 87.0% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 80.3% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 12,634 votes (55.5% vs. 58.1% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 9,797 votes (43.0% vs. 40.2%) and other candidates with 194 votes (0.9% vs. 1.0%), among the 22,762 ballots cast by the township's 29,792 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.4% (vs. 74.5% in Burlington County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 13,420 votes (57.2% vs. 58.4% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 9,657 votes (41.2% vs. 39.9%) and other candidates with 220 votes (0.9% vs. 1.0%), among the 23,443 ballots cast by the township's 28,847 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.3% (vs. 80.0% in Burlington County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 11,618 votes (52.3% vs. 52.9% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 10,382 votes (46.7% vs. 46.0%) and other candidates with 146 votes (0.7% vs. 0.8%), among the 22,231 ballots cast by the township's 27,385 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.2% (vs. 78.8% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 8,696 votes (65.1% vs. 61.4% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 4,341 votes (32.5% vs. 35.8%) and other candidates with 148 votes (1.1% vs. 1.2%), among the 13,354 ballots cast by the township's 29,635 registered voters, yielding a 45.1% turnout (vs. 44.5% in the county). In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 7,082 votes (50.4% vs. 47.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 6,149 votes (43.8% vs. 44.5%), Independent Chris Daggett with 617 votes (4.4% vs. 4.8%) and other candidates with 108 votes (0.8% vs. 1.2%), among the 14,047 ballots cast by the township's 29,086 registered voters, yielding a 48.3% turnout (vs. 44.9% in the county).
The Mount Laurel Schools serve public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The grade configuration includes six schools serving pre-kindergarten / kindergarten through fourth-grade students. Students are assigned on a geographic basis to one of the six K-4 schools; Countryside serves the township's northwest; Fleetwood, the northeast; Hillside covers the north central portion of the township; Larchmont, a piece of the eastern side; Parkway, covers the western portion; and Springville the southern tip. All students from the six K-4 schools feed into a single upper elementary school (for grades 5 and 6) and middle school (grades 7 and 8). As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of eight schools, had an enrollment of 4,214 students and 350.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Countryside Elementary School (with 309 students; in grades PreK-4), Fleetwood Elementary School (372; K-4), Hillside Elementary School (348; PreK-4), Larchmont Elementary School (395; K-4), Parkway Elementary School (342; K-4), Springville Elementary School (512; PreK-4), Mount Laurel Hartford School (961; 5-6) and Thomas E. Harrington Middle School (963; 7-8). Parkway Elementary School was one of four schools in New Jersey recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, awarded by the United States Department of Education, for the 2005–06 school year.
Public school students from Mount Laurel in ninth through twelfth grades attend Lenape High School, located in Medford Township. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,895 students and 156.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1. Lenape High School is part of the Lenape Regional High School District, a regional secondary school district in Burlington County that also serves the eight municipalities of Evesham Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township at its four high schools.
Students from Mount Laurel, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 170.19 miles (273.89 km) of roadways, of which 115.86 miles (186.46 km) were maintained by the municipality, 33.26 miles (53.53 km) by Burlington County and 13.55 miles (21.81 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 7.52 miles (12.10 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
The New Jersey Turnpike is the most prominent highway passing through Mount Laurel. It enters from Cherry Hill in the township's southwest corner and continues for about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) to Westampton Township at Mount Laurel's northern edge. The Turnpike's James Fenimore Cooper rest area is located within the township on the northbound side at milepost 39.4. The only exit within Mount Laurel is Exit 4, which provides access to Route 73.
Interstate 295 passes through the township, with three exits (Exit 36: Berlin/Tacony Bridge/Route 73, Exit 40: Moorestown/Mount Holly/Route 38, Exit 43: Delran/Rancocas Woods). Other major thoroughfares through Mount Laurel are Route 38, Route 73 and County Route 537.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Mount Laurel include:
- Brian Aitken (born 1983), convicted on gun-related charges, subsequently became the only individual to be granted executive clemency from Governor Chris Christie.
- James Berardinelli (born 1967), film critic.
- Frank Budd (1939–2014), wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.
- Larry Chatzidakis (born 1949), represented the 8th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1997-2008 and served on the Mount Laurel Township Council from 1985–2000, serving as mayor in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000.
- Harold L. Colburn Jr. (1925–2012), physician and politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 8th Legislative District from 1984 to 1995.
- Musa Cooper (born 1978), dancer and fitness model who appeared in the first two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance.
- Chris DeStefano, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multi instrumentalist.
- Matt Duke (born 1985), singer-songwriter/musician.
- Ken Dunek (born 1957), former professional American football tight end who played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and in the USFL for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars.
- Todd Fedoruk (born 1979), former NHL winger who played for the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Christina Foggie (born 1992), professional basketball player, who was drafted in 2014 by the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.
- C. William Haines (1928-1996), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from the 8th Legislative District from 1982 to 1985 and in the New Jersey Senate from 1985 until his death.
- Marielle Hall (born 1992), long-distance runner who represented the United States in the Women's 10,000 meters final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Neil Hartman, Comcast SportsNet sports anchor.
- Darling Hill (born 1989), artistic gymnast.
- Victor Hobson (born 1980), former linebacker for the New York Jets.
- Jirair Hovnanian (1927–2007), home builder whose business developed and built over 6,000 houses throughout South Jersey.
- Sara Keane (born 1991), soccer goalkeeper who played for FC Kansas City of the National Women's Soccer League.
- John Kruk (born 1961), former Major League Baseball player, notably with the Philadelphia Phillies.
- Francis Leo Lawrence (1937-2013), educator, scholar specializing in French literature and university administrator, who served from 1990-2002 as the 18th president of Rutgers University.
- Carli Lloyd (born 1982), member of United States women's national soccer team.
- Man Overboard, pop punk band with multiple members from Mount Laurel.
- John Mazur (1930-2013), American football player and coach, who was quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team and served as head coach for the New England Patriots from 1970 to 1972.
- Carol A. Murphy, politician who has represented the 7th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2018.
- Gregg Murphy, sports journalist who has been a broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies.
- John A. Nagy (born 1946), author of books about espionage and mutinies of the American Revolution.
- Alice Paul (1885–1977), leader of a campaign for women's suffrage resulting in passage of the 19th Amendment.
- Fabiana Pierre-Louis (born 1980/81), lawyer who was nominated in June 2020 to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court.
- Joe Pisarcik, professional football quarterback who played in the NFL for the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.
- John Reid (born 1996), American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the NFL.
- Dave Robinson (born 1941), Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee who played for Moorestown High School, Penn State University, the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins.
- Sav Rocca (born 1973), former Australian rules footballer and NFL punter.
- Anne Rosenberg, surgical oncologist.
- Jon Runyan (born 1973), U.S. Congressman who played offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Scott Schoeneweis (born 1973), a relief pitcher who played in MLB for the New York Mets.
- Jill Scott (born 1972), soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet, and actress.
- Vai Sikahema (born 1962), former punt returner for the Philadelphia Eagles, currently a morning news anchor for NBC 10 in Philadelphia.
- Slushii (born 1997), disc jockey and electronic music producer.
- Inge Sørensen (1924-2011), swimmer from Denmark, who became the youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event when she won the bronze medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1936 Summer Olympics at the age of 12 years and 24 days.
- Philip Spaeth (born 1986), actor and dancer.
- Jason Thompson (born 1986), basketball player with the Sacramento Kings.
- Ryan Thompson (born 1988), professional basketball player.
- Bryan Warrick (born 1959), former professional basketball player who played five seasons in the NBA.
- Stephen M. Wolownik (1946–2000), pioneer in the Russian and Eastern European music community in the United States.
- Kenie Wright (born 1997), soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL.
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- Flynn, Greg. "Family says judge made horrible mistake in giving Mount Laurel's Brian Aitken 7 years for having locked guns", The Trentonian, November 22, 2010. Accessed December 20, 2011.
- Boatman, Gail T. "When the lights go down, his work begins", Burlington County Times, February 18, 2015. Accessed July 14, 2016. "Mount Laurel — Like movie fans everywhere, James Berardinelli will be in front of his television set, Sunday, watching the Oscars."
- Schneider, Dan. "The Dan Schneider Interview 16: James Berardinelli", Cosmoetica.com, December 12, 2008. Accessed July 14, 2016. "I was born in New Brunswick, lived in Old Bridge for a year, then spent my childhood in Morristown and my teenage years in Cherry Hill. I went to college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, then returned to New Jersey to live in Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and Mount Laurel, where I currently reside."
- Litsky, Frank. "Frank Budd, Once Known as World's Fastest Human, Dies at 74", The New York Times, May 1, 2014. Accessed December 10, 2014. "He lived in Mount Laurel, N.J."
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- "Dr. Harold L. Colburn Jr.", Burlington County Times, May 4, 2012. Accessed June 8, 2020. "Dr. Harold L. Colburn of Mount Laurel died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Brandywine Senior Living Center in Moorestown. He was 86."
- Egerman, Josh. "Credit Goes To Many People In Ali Cooper's Turnaround Problems Are In The Past For The Lenape High Senior Track Standout.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 29, 1999. Accessed October 23, 2013. "Cooper gives the other 10 percent to his aunt, Betty Moore, who took him and his brother, Musa, in to her Mount Laurel home the summer before Ali was going into the seventh grade."
- Pensiero, Nicole. "Mr. Write", South Jersey Magazine, February 2014. Accessed June 8, 2020. "Chris DeStefano’s career has had more twists and turns than, say, one of the chart-topping songs he’s co-written for the likes of Carrie Underwood or Luke Bryan. The Grammy Award-winning Mount Laurel native—who now divides his time between Nashville and Los Angeles—is riding high on a wave of acclaim for his songwriting and production talents in the world of country music."
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- DiStefano, Joseph N. "'Forgotten' Philadelphia Stars in football-movie project", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 22, 2010. Accessed November 30, 2017. "We were the last true champion in Philadelphia football. We call it "the Team that Time Forgot",' says ex-Stars tight ened Ken Dunek.... Dunek retired to Mount Laurel, whe he runs KRD Marketing LLC; the long-ago Memphis State U journalism student self-published a book of real-life stories last Spring."
- Solotaroff, Paul. "Derek Boogaard Wants to Break Your Face" Archived 2014-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, Men's Journal, December 2010. Accessed December 10, 2014. "'My cheekbone crumpled like chalk,' says Fedoruk. Now living in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, with his wife and three kids, he has healed but is out of hockey at 31, having lost the will and strength to fight."
- Christina Foggie Archived 2017-12-06 at the Wayback Machine, Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball. Accessed December 5, 2017. "Hometown: Mount Laurel, N.J. High School: Lenape Regional"
- via Associated Press. "C. William Haines, Farmer And Trenton Legislator, 68", The New York Times, December 20, 1996. Accessed November 30, 2017. "C. William Haines, the Republican legislator who announced his retirement from the New Jersey State Senate last month because of illness, ending 15 years of advocacy for farmers and transportation projects in the southern part of the state, died on Wednesday at his home in Mount Laurel."
- Skoufalos, Matt. "Of Rio and Running: Haddonfield Alum Marielle Hall in Her First Olympic Games; The 24-year-old Mount Laurel resident qualified for the world’s biggest track-and-field stage just a month ago, and in only her second year as a professional athlete. Hall will run the 10,000 meters.", NJPEN, August 4, 2016. Accessed November 30, 2017. "The Nike-sponsored athlete lives in Mount Laurel, but often runs in Cheltenham, PA with her coach, Derek Thompson of Juventus Track Club.... 'I’m proud to be a [Texas] Longhorn, I’m proud to have competed for Haddonfield, I’m proud to be from Mount Laurel and to be with the rest of the New Jersey athletes,' she said."
- Neil Hartman Archived 2014-12-16 at the Wayback Machine, Alternative Energy Development Group. Accessed December 10, 2014. "He resides in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey with his wife and two children."
- Macur, Juliet. "Dealing With More Than Just Olympic Trials", The New York Times, June 21, 2008. Accessed September 8, 2015. "Hill said her biological parents 'weren't doing the right things to take care of a kid,' so 18 years ago — three days after Hill was born — Dixon drove to a Newark hospital and took her home to Mount Laurel, N.J."
- Victor Hobson Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine "Hometown: Mt. Laurel, NJ" "Drafted in 2nd Round of 2003 NFL Draft (New York Jets)"
- Sims, Gayle Ronan. "An entrepreneur's final act of generosity", The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 16, 2007. Accessed March 25, 2011. "A funeral service will be held Friday for Mr. Hovnanian, 80, who never stopped striving to make the world a better place for his family, the Armenian people and the underdog. The Iraqi-born Armenian American died after collapsing at his Mount Laurel residence that day."
- 2013 West Virginia University Women's Soccer Guide, West Virginia Mountaineers women's soccer. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Sara Keane 5-9 Senior Goalkeeper Mt. Laurel, N.J.... Posted 43 shutouts in three seasons for Bishop Eustace Prep"
- Rys, Richard. "John Kruk" Archived 2008-06-24 at the Wayback Machine, Philadelphia (magazine), June 2007. Accessed March 25, 2011. "Another surprise, at least to us, is that he lives in Mount Laurel, keeping such a low profile that Exit Interview didn't even know he was still here."
- via Associated Press. "Francis Lawrence, Former Rutgers President, Dies at 75", The New York Times, April 17, 2013. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Mount Laurel, N.J. — Francis L. Lawrence, who was president of Rutgers University for 12 years and worked to raise its national profile, died on Tuesday at his home here. He was 75."
- Narducci, Marc. "No end in sight for Carli Lloyd", The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014. Accessed July 6, 2015. "Lloyd has a residence in Mount Laurel, but because of her time with the U.S. team, she often goes long periods of time without being home."
- Amorosi, A.D. "Featured pop show: Lost Tape Collective Holiday Show", The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 20, 2014. Accessed January 26, 2016. "Man Overboard got their start in Mount Laurel, when neighbors Eisenstein (lead singer), Collier (guitarist), and Wayne Wildrick (the other guitarist) reached across the city limits into the wilds of Williamstown to find hard-line bassist Nik Bruzzese."
- Grossfield, Stan. "For Mazur, the scars remain; Illness, financial woes weighing heavily on former Patriot coach", The Boston Globe, December 1, 2005. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Mount Laurel, N.J. -- Long before his body was ravaged by Parkinson's disease, John Mazur was the first head coach of the New England Patriots and the last coach of the Boston Patriots."
- Bellano, Anthony. "New District Assemblywoman Carol Murphy Sworn In Carol Murphy, who will represent the 7th Legislative District, was sworn in to her first term on Tuesday.", Cinnaminson, NJ, Patch, January 10, 2018. Accessed June 8, 2020. "The first Democrat from Mount Laurel to ever serve in the state legislature and the first Assemblywoman to represent the district in 20 years was sworn into her first term in the New Jersey State Assembly on Tuesday. Carol Murphy will represent the 7th Legislative District, which includes Cinnaminson, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Beverly, Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Fieldsboro, Florence, Palmyra, Riverside, Riverton, and Willingboro."
- Phillies Broadcasters, Philadelphia Phillies. Accessed August 8, 2019. "Born in Meadowbrook, Pa., Gregg was raised in Mt. Laurel, N.J. and played baseball at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J."
- Home page Archived 2014-02-01 at the Wayback Machine, John A. Nagy. Accessed February 5, 2014. "John was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and he now resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey."
- Kahn, Eve M. "Group Seeks to Buy a Suffragist's Home", The New York Times, July 13, 1989. Accessed October 18, 2019. "The Alice Paul Centennial Foundation plans to buy the house in Mount Laurel, but first the organization must raise $500,000 by Sept. 8.... The 2½-story, stucco-clad brick farmhouse was built in 1840 and once overlooked the Paul family's 173-acre (0.70 km2) Burlington County farm, east of Camden. Miss Paul was born in an upstairs bedroom in 1885 and lived in the house until she left for Swarthmore College in 1901."
- Staff. "Union Catholic Graduate Fabiana Pierre-Louis Nominated To Become First Black Woman To Serve on NJ Supreme Court", TAP into Elizabeth, June 5, 2020. Accessed June 5, 2020. "The 39-year-old Pierre-Louis, who resides in Mount Laurel, is currently a partner at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP in Cherry Hill where she works in Montgomery McCracken’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group."
- Gehman, Jim. "Where Are They Now? QB Joe Pisarcik", Philadelphia Eagles, August 13, 2015, backed up by the Internet Archive as of April 19, 2018. Accessed June 8, 2020. "Making his home in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Pisarcik is the father of five adult children: Kristin, Lindsey, Joseph, Katelyn and Jake."
- Wogenrich, Mark. "Penn State's John Reid might be the future of football", The Morning Call, October 20, 2016.Accessed June 8, 2020. "Reid, a sophomore from Mount Laurel, N.J., has developed into a standout of the Lions' defense, which runs into second-ranked Ohio State on Saturday night."
- Picken, Barbara and Gail Greenberg (1972), Mount Laurel: a centennial history, p.36: "Dave Robinson at the Hula Bowl which honored him as a Penn State senior in the late 1950s. Robinson was an All-American at Penn State and became a defensive end [sic, linebacker] for the Green Bay Packers. He is the son of Mrs. Mary Robinson."
- Carison, Chuck (2004). Game of my life: 25 stories of Packers football. Sports Publishing ISBN 1-58261-814-3, p.122: "Hometown: Mount Laurel, New Jersey"
- Morgan, Kate. "Room at the Inn (House); SJ homeowners open their doors on Airbnb", SJMag, December 2016. Accessed October 2, 2019. "When Anne Rosenberg saw a for-sale sign in the front yard of a charming fixer-upper in Moorestown two years ago, she knew she needed to buy it, despite having no plans to move off her Mount Laurel farm."
- Brookover, Bob. "Free agent Runyan to visit Jets today: The right tackle is also talking to the Birds. His goal is to stay near home and also get a good deal.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 21, 2006. Accessed March 25, 2011. "Runyan, 32, said this is likely to be his last NFL contract, and it is clear that he would like to remain with the Eagles if the price is right. Barring that, he wants to remain as close to his Mount Laurel home as possible."
- Wagman, Jake. "He is Mount Laurel's Angel", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 2002. Accessed March 25, 2011. "The parents of World Series pitcher Scott Schoeneweis want to set the record straight. Yes, he was born at a hospital in Long Branch, Monmouth County. And he did attend Lenape High School in Medford. But their little angel is a Mount Laurel native, through and through."
- Venutolo, Anthony. "Jill Scott performs 'chapters' of life in NJPAC concert", The Star-Ledger, March 7, 2008. Accessed January 30, 2011. "A 35-year-old Philadelphia native who lives in Mount Laurel, Scott has one of the strongest, most commanding voices in R&B, and an open-minded approach to music."
- Kravitz, Gary. "Where Are They Now: KR/PR Vai Sikahema" Archived 2009-03-11 at the Wayback Machine, Philadelphia Eagles, April 2, 2004. Accessed March 25, 2011. "Sikahema currently resides in Mount Laurel, N.J., with his wife Keala and four children: Landon, L.J., Trey, and Lana."
- Marcus, Ezra. "The Sweet and Sour Life of Slushii; We talked to the EDM underdog about his love for Skrillex, his struggle with Asperger's Syndrome, and his escape from surburbia.", Vice.com, January 10, 2017. Accessed December 5, 2017. "LA-based producer Julian Scanlan might still be working at a Best Buy in New Jersey were it not for a SoundCloud violation.... He was 18 years old, living at his mom's house in suburban Mount Laurel while taking classes he wasn't excited about at a local community college."
- "‘Little Lovely Inge’ Sørensen", Danish Teak Classics, March 21, 2011. Accessed November 30, 2017. "On March 9th, 2011, Denmark's sweetheart 'Little Lovely Inge' Sørensen died in her home in New Jersey at the age of 86.... A self-built wooden house set in the small forest of Mount Laurel, they lived a Danish lifestyle in America with homemade sausages and homemade bread."
- Lydon, Kate. "Philip the award winning Spaeth – up-and-coming young dancer Philip Spaeth comments on his career so far – Interview", Dance Magazine, December 2003. Accessed January 30, 2011. "Just like most high school seniors in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Spaeth's day begins in the classroom. Unlike his friends, however, Spaeth leaves school at 12:45 P.M. So he can catch a bus into New York City for dance classes. It takes one hour and twenty minutes each way—he does much of his homework on the bus."
- Staff. "Evands has a less-than-stellar homecoming", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 16, 2010. Accessed January 30, 2011. "That honor went to one of Evans' teammates, 6–11 Jason Thompson of Mount Laurel and Lenape High."
- Benkin, Ed. "Ryan Thompson follows in his brother's footsteps to NBA", The Central Record, November 2, 2010. Accessed December 10, 2014. "Ryan Thompson went undrafted this past summer and went looking for a team to sign him as a free agent. The Mount Laurel native got his wish in September when he was signed by the Utah Jazz."
- Friedman, Josh. "Then and now: Burlington Township star Bryan Warrick", Courier-Post, February 8, 2018. Accessed February 5, 2020. "Bryan Warrick - Burlington Township - Year graduated: 1978.... Resides: Mount Laurel"
- Ralph, Matthew. "Two players with ties to the Philadelphia area selected in NWSL draft; Mount Laurel, N.J. native Kenie Wright and Penn Fusion WPSL alum Kaylan Marckese were both fourth round picks by Sky Blue FC", Brotherly Game, January 11, 2019. Accessed August 15, 2019. "Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese out of the University of Florida with their first pick in the fourth round (28th overall) and one pick later chose Mount Laurel, N.J. native Kenie Wright, a defender from Rutgers University."
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- School Data for the Mount Laurel Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Lenape High School
- Mount Laurel Public Library
- Our Town: Mount Laurel
- Our neighbor, Mount Laurel by George Decou, an early history of Mount Laurel Township
- Revolutionary War sites in Mount Laurel, with photographs