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Foraging for Take-Out

Phil Manganaro doesn’t brave the markets for much of the produce on his menus these days. Ingredient shortages? Something’s always blooming. High prices? His precious haul is always free. Social distance shopping? You could say the chef has taken that to the extreme, with only a big lodge of beavers…
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Murphy Adjusts School Aid

Revised state aid figures for New Jersey public schools were issued Thursday evening by the state Department of Education, detailing how $335 million in funding promised in February will disappear due to the financial crunch brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. According to published revisions, Merchantville will lose $454,037, a decrease of 2.9% in anticipated school aid of $3,507,011 for the 2020-21 School Year. Districts experiencing losses will lose just as much as expected. Those…
Published in COVID-19, Schools

MES Meals Continue

Merchantville School is committed to providing food to the students of Merchantville and this process will continue to be available on Mondays while the building closure is in effect. Grab and go breakfast and lunches for the week were distributed on Tuesday, May 26th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm., because school was closed on Memorial Day. To pick-up meals students should use the door by the playground to enter the building. This service is…
Published in COVID-19

How We Measure Up

As New Jersey raises the limit on outdoor gatherings ahead of Memorial Day Weekend and, beaches and more recreational businesses are allowed to reopen, it's important for residents to realize where our community stands in terms of Covid-19 spread. There have been 42 confirmed cases in Merchantville between 3/28 - 5/22 so, as we all look forward to gathering with family and neighbors at Memorial Day outings please be personally responsible and protect yourself and…
Published in COVID-19

Face Masks Greatly Curb Spread

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initially discouraged people from wearing face masks unless they had COVID-19 and were showing symptoms but, that guidance changed on April 3rd, after studies found that the virus can be spread by asymptomatic individuals, or before symptoms start to show. Now, the CDC recommends that nearly everyone wear a facial covering in public and in areas where social distancing isn’t possible. There are numerous studies that suggest if…
Published in COVID-19, Wellness

Mask Up

Merchantville encourages everyone in our community to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 by masking up. NJ DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) has launched a public awareness campaign that strongly encourages the public to "mask up" and keep their mouths and noses covered when visiting the state's parks, beaches, forests and other open spaces, especially where it is difficult to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. This Dropbox link contains print and social media downloads…
Published in COVID-19, Notices

U Can Pick Safely

U-Pick farm operations offer an opportunity for customers to purchase local fresh fruits and vegetables. Customers need to understand that picking produce at farms is about obtaining food at this time and should not be used to as an event destination or a family gathering. Farmers must follow the New…
Published in Eco, COVID-19

NJ Stage 1 Reopening Announced

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday outlined a multi-stage reopening plan for businesses, offices and activities ordered closed to slow the coronavirus outbreak. it's intended to execute a responsible and strategic economic restart to put New Jersey on the road back to recovery from COVID-19. The state has entered “Stage 1”, which allows for relaxed restrictions on low-risk activities, like enjoying parks, beaches and lakefronts, but calls for residents to “stay at home as much as…
Published in COVID-19, New Jersey

Additional Unemployment Benefits Possible

The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development has begun to review unemployment claims exhausted since July 2019 for eligibility for federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), “Eligible claimants will begin being notified later this week to certify for benefits,” the agency said. “This process will continue for the next few weeks.” The benefit in question is the extra 13 weeks of federal benefits that was created as part of the CARES Act. Workers who…
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DE Bridge to Reopen Cash Lanes

The DRBA encourages motorists to wear a face mask as they pass through the cash lanes as the southbound toll plaza on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Span reopen, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 21st. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, all DMB toll operators will be required to wear a face mask and gloves while collecting cash tolls. The DRBA is also supplying its collectors with face shields and has installed…
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MVC Deadlines Extended

The expiration date for driver licenses, registration and inspections were extended again on May 18th. Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced that an additional extension will be implemented for the documents as the agency remains closed to due to their continuing efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and safeguard public health. All standard driver licenses, including permits, all vehicle registrations, vehicle inspections, temporary tags and veteran/Purple Heart placards that…
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