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Former mayor appointed trustee

On October 15th The Lourdes Health System appointed six members to its board of trustees. Dr. Emmanuel Ashong of Voorhees is a pediatrician and the director of medical education at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. Patrick Brennan of Merchantville is president of Brennan Title Abstract, a title…

Library Programs November 2012

Little Ones Playgroup Birth to 3 years and their caregivers Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon Meet our youngest members and make new friends! We have special books and toys too! Film Forum Adults 18 and older Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Join other adults for screening and discussion of…

Bring back the Senior Lunch program

The Merchantville Community Center (nutrition site No. 5) federal lunch program for seniors came to a halt earlier this summer. The seniors that attended the program counted on those meals and enjoyed the socialization. Lunch programs in other towns don’t work for people who can’t drive, or don’t like driving…

Freeholder Meeting in Pennsauken

The Freeholder Board invites you to a Town Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River, 7050 North Park Drive, Pennsauken. At 7:00 p.m. the Freeholder Board will hold its regular monthly meeting, which you are also invited to attend. Caucus Agenda.

2013 MPWC enrollment for Seniors and Disabled

It is time to enroll for your 2013 discount! Please note that even if you are currently receiving a discount, you must apply each year to continue receiving your discount. The enrollment period begins in October and continues through December. Stop by our Administrative Headquarters on Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken…

Local burgaries solved

On October 10, 2012 detective’s from Merchantville and Pennsauken Police arrested two juveniles from Camden for burglarizing a house in Pennsauken. The Detectives interviewed these juveniles and they admitted to committing numerous burglaries in Merchantville and Pennsauken dating back to mid August. All of the recent burglaries On Westminster Avenue,…

Jogging path at Cooper River rerouted

The walking and jogging path circling Cooper River Park has been rerouted near Route 130 to avoid the roadway construction project. A temporary bridge now provides uninterrupted access to the path for your workout and recreational enjoyment. The Route 130 bridge is being replaced and the project will also include…

Crime prevention urged by police

There were two more burglary attempts over this last weekend, in all cases they tried to open or unlocked doors and windows. It is extremely important to make sure your doors and windows are secure. If you are going away for a weekend or vacation, please notify the police department.…

More effective 911 response planned

Each month, the Camden County Communications Center answers more than 50,000 calls, dispatches police for 33 departments, and dispatches fire and emergency medical services to all 37 municipalities. Soon, thanks to a new state-of-the-art Public Safety Radio Communications project, our first responders will have better tools to serve you. Camden…

Merchantville merger effort ends, for now

The question of whether Cherry Hill and Merchantville ought to merge won't be on the November ballot. Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn has effectively pulled the plug on a planned municipal-consolidation study that Merchantville Mayor Frank North didn't support earlier.

Exploring poverty through priest's eyes

The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System will host a screening and discussion about “Poet of Poverty” on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2 p.m. “Poet of Poverty” is a documentary film exploring the experience of poverty in the City of Camden through the writings of a resident Catholic…
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