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Firemen injured in Merchantville blaze

Two firefighters were injured fighting a fully-involved house fire in Merchantville at late Monday night. The fire was first reported about 10:15 p.m. in a single-family home in the 100 block of East Maple Avenue. Fire crews reported heavy fire and thick smoke billowing from the two-story house when they…

Save the Dates

Café BellaVita will be hosting two different events in July and we want you to save the dates to experience Carlo’s talented cooking. Thursday July 19 features a Pork Dinner where Carlo will be serving a full picnic roast for parties of 4 and more. Round up the family and…

Christie's temper flares again on the boardwalk

Gov. Christie got into a verbal smackdown on Thursday with a man who reportedly made snide remarks about his education policies. A video posted on the TMZ website shows Christie gripping a vanilla ice cream cone as he strides down the Seaside Heights boardwalk while joining a battle of words.…

McFarlan’s Market

Peter Burgess and Janet Stevens, life-long “Philly Fruit” customers, grew up in Merchantville and Pennsauken. Pete and Janet purchased the store in 2009 and the former Philly Fruit was completely renovated and renamed McFarlan's Market in honor of William McFarlan, who owned a Meat Market at the site in the…

At least three killed as storm pounds N.J.

A curfew between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. is now in effect in all municipalities in Atlantic County, with the exception of Atlantic City, according to the Ventnor police department. At a news conference Saturday night, Vincent Maione, president of Atlantic City Electric, said he hoped that…

Fireworks, parades fill July 4th calendar

On Tuesday, July 3rd - Haddon Township: Happy Birthday America! fireworks display, gates open 7 p.m. Haddon Township High School. www.haddontwp.comHaddonfield: Fireworks, gates open 7 p.m., Haddonfield Memorial High School. At dusk, a firework celebration will be held. Gates open at 7 p.m. Free. Rain date is July 7. www.haddonfieldnj.org

Emergency Ventilation Unit aids First Responders

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management has acquired a new Mobile Ventilation Unit (MVU-1), the only one of its kind on the East Coast. MVU-1 is a large-diameter positive-pressure ventilation fan used for emergency ventilation of large structures

Show Your Patriotic Pride

Get out Your Red, White & Blue for the 2012 Merchantville Car and Bike Show. Celebrate along with our Magnificent Merchantville Veteran Ceremony. It’s all about the Colors this year! Decorate the exterior of your home in Merchantville and be one of the top three residences to win prizes and…

SCUCS ends Senior Lunch Program

On May 30, 2012 Mayor North received notice from Stephen Considine, CEO of Senior Citizens United Community Services, that they are closing the Merchantville Nutrition Site at the Community Center effective June 29, 2012. This site has provided meals and socialization

Ironies abound as Camden landmark's fate is sealed

The landmarks Camden has lost or tossed away could fill a hall of shame. They include long-gone but still-beloved buildings like the Stanley Theater, the Walt Whitman Hotel, and the Broadway Methodist Church, a list to which the shuttered Sears store on Admiral Wilson Boulevard soon will be added. Let's…

Excessive HEAT ALERT

Please be advised that the Office of the County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for Wednesday, 6/20/12 and Thursday, 6/21/2012 effective 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. Municipalities are asked to open their cooling centers during this period.
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