Primary election day in New Jersey is Tuesday, June 4th. The polls in Merchantville are located at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. For Merchantville Borough Council, Democratic candidates Dan Sperrazza and Anthony Perno are running unopposed, and there are no Republican candidates. For General Assembly, Democrats Louis Greenwald and Pam Lampitt are facing opposition from Danie Moss-Velasco and E. Julian Jordan, III. The two unopposed Republican candidates are John Papieka and Cynthia Plucinski. The Democratic candidates for Camden County Freeholder, including Merchantville resident Carmen Rodriguez, are unopposed on the ballot. View sample Democratic and Republican ballots.
Come join us for some summer fun! The Borough of Merchantville's Parks and Playgrounds Program begins Monday, June 24th and runs through July 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. All children who have completed pre-K through 10 years of age are invited to participate. Parents can register children at Borough Hall or on the first day at the Community Center. The cost is $150.00 for residents and $175.00 for non residents. Please note that children must bring their own snack each day. Notices will be coming home from school next week.
The Merchantville Shade Tree Commission will offer an educational program and some practical tips on how to select and plant a tree this Sunday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m. Anyone who is interested should meet at the gazebo - corner of Centre and West Chestnut Avenues - for this program. Members of the commission, who plant and maintain all Borough curbside trees and public trees in the parks or on municipal property, will teach you how to plant trees, and give you an opportunity to try it out yourself!
Please be advised that beginning on or about Monday, May 6th the following Borough roads are scheduled for concrete improvements, and the removal and repair of the existing roadway, a new asphalt surface course will be placed. No vehicles are to be parked in the roadway from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Westminster Avenue (from Maple Avenue to Somerset Street, Poplar Avenue (from Maple Avenue to Myrtle Avenue) and Cedar Avenue (from Centre Street to Penn Street). The work will be completed by Arawak Paving Company, Hammonton, NJ. During the service access to driveways may be curtailed. Resident inconvenience will be minimized as much as possible.
The Merchantville Police are investigating a missing juvenile. Madison Montalvo walked away from her residence on Tuesday, April 16th and has not returned. Madison is 5'01" with brown hair and brown eyes and is a freshman at Haddon Heights High School. If anyone has seen Madison or has any information on her whereabouts, please contact Merchantville Police at 856-662-0500. UPDATE on 4/26/19: Madison has been located and is unharmed. She is no longer listed as missing and has been turned over to her immediate family. The Merchantville Police Department would like to thank all of the outside agencies and residents who assisted with locating Madison.
Grab a friend and join your Garden Club neighbors in keeping our Borough clean and green! We will meet at the Wellwood Park gazebo, on West Maple Avenue between Linden and Hamilton Avenues, at 8:00 a.m., then divide and conquer 4 different West End green spots from there. Please bring any tools, gloves and friends. Bags will be provided. Merchantville's Garden Club plants and maintains 26 planters along the the West End park and business district. Thank you for helping to keep our Borough beautiful!
Good morning everyone! It's that time of year again, where the MPWC will be conducting our biannual fire hydrant flushing from April 7th to the 11th and April 14th to the 18th from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. If you'd like to know where we will be flushing each night or have any general questions regarding the flushing please take a moment to like the MPWC Facebook page for information and flushing schedules posted daily at noon.
Hampton Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Chapel Ave and Cuthbert Blvd for redevelopment work, starting Monday morning 04/01/19 continuing 24 hours per day through mid-June. Access will be available to Cioffi's Towing from Chapel Ave. Access to the NJMVS Inspection Station and Courier-Post offices will be available from Cuthbert Blvd. Detours will be posted- please use Rt 38, Cuthbert Blvd, and Chapel Ave to navigate around this long-term closure.
The Merchantville Police Department will be cracking down on distracted driving during the month of April as part of New Jersey’s UDRive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Running April 1 – April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text-messages while driving. In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing factor in 53 percent of the state’s crashes in 2016. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed). Because of this, New Jersey was one of only four states nationally to receive dedicated federal grant funding to combat distracted driving. The UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign is being held in April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Recycle Coach is now available for Merchantville. Try the Recycle Coach App on your phone, set email reminders for trash, recycling, bulk items and county collections. Whether it’s remembering to take out the trash or figuring out what you can and can’t recycle, they’ve got you covered. They worry about your garbage and recycling so you don’t have to. No more missed garbage days - they’ll set you up with a personalized garbage and recycling calendar and send you collection reminders when you need them, that way you never miss garbage day again. Stop guessing - trying to figure out what’s recyclable in your community shouldn’t take guesswork. Find local disposal information for thousands of household items with a search tool that tells you what goes where and spend less time recycling more. Let their coachlings do your sorting for you.