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Grigg Street Dedication

On Saturday May 4th the Borough of Merchantville and American Legion F. W. Grigg Post 68 dedicated a portion of West Chestnut Avenue "Corporal Grigg Way". Mayor Brennan spoke of the positive impact the Post has had on Merchantville and the surrounding communities during the past 100 years. Thanks to…

Woods, Perno win Democratic Primary

Ray Woods, was the top vote getter in the Democratic primary election for Borough Council tonight. He is expected to succeed Griffin Kidd, who will step down after one term, in the 2019 General Election. Also elected was incumbent Anthony Perno who resides on Cedar Avenue with his wife, Jen,…

Cheers! Merchantville's 145!

Founded in 1874, Merchantville is a spirited community outside of Center City Philadelphia and near Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Historically, Merchantville served as a residential hamlet for wealthy Philadelphia business owners, while others summered in this South Jersey center. With the completion of the Ben Franklin Bridge in 1926, Merchantville…

Road paving starts today

Please be advised that beginning on or about Monday, June 3rd the following roads: Westminister Ave (Maple to Somerset), Poplar Ave (Maple to Myrtle) and Cedar Ave (Centre St to Penn St), are scheduled for concrete, improvements, and the removal and repair of the existing roadway, a new asphalt surface…

Double duty

On May 30th, Ladder 129 and Squad 1-1 from the Merchantville Fire Department covered the Collingswood Fire Department while they operated at a late afternoon fire in a Collingswood triplex that drew an all-hands response from seven local fire companies to the 100 block of Haddon Avenue. The following day…

The Observer

The Merchantville Observer is an independent newspaper serving the residents of Merchantville. It is published monthly, distributed to households in the Borough and available in stores of advertisers. It is operated by General Manager: Edward H. Bohn III; Editors: Jeff Bonfield and Gail Meister; Distribution Managers: Jim and Jane Moore;…

Play ball at Wellwood

The backstop at Wellwood Park has been repaired after being damaged by a fallen tree several months ago. Take advantage of this family-friendly field space to enjoy a pick up game of baseball or softball in the park. We look forward to seeing Merchantville Little League return to the park…

2019 Townie Awards

NJ Pen wants you to tell them about the people, places, and members of your community that make it what it is, and they’ll share those stories with their readers. They're asking their readers to help identify the people and places on which they should shine a light to tell…

1st Fridays start in June

From June to October, on the First Friday of each month, Merchantville will run a Night Market with fun for the whole family including food trucks, vendors, live music, movies and more in the downtown along Chestnut and Centre streets. Many local food businesses and retail shops will be open…

Electric outages reported

The interactive PSE& G Outage Map showed that fewer than 5 customers had reported they were affected by the storms that blew through the borough a fer hours ago. The outages were first reported around 5:18 a.m. and electricity is expected to be restored by 10:30 a.m. The reports are…

Multi-Family Yard Sale

Shop for you and your Easter basket, too. Stop by our huge multi-family sale on Saturday, April 20th, featuring household goods and decor, art/craft supplies, vintage books, tools, and clothing PLUS baked goods and Easter basket chocolates. All proceeds benefit the homeless pets at AWANJ the Animal Welfare Association in…
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