2012 Clean Up Day

The Merchantville Task Force is sponsoring a Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Interested residents and neighbors should grab their rakes, brooms and shovels and meet at the gazebo at Centre & Chestnut to help spruce up streets,

Free Document Shredding Day

Destroy your personal documents May 5th from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Camden County College, Peter Cheeseman Road, Blackwood. To help in the fight against identity theft, the Camden County Freeholder Board is sponsoring a free shredding day for Camden County residents wanting to destroy documents containing personal information. Industrial…

Cast your vote for Merchantville

Online voting has begun for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s first ever “I Love Classic Towns” photo contest. The public can vote for their favorite images by visiting the Classic Towns website at The deadline to vote is May 14th.

Route 130 project to cause detours

Beginning this week, a three-year, $25.7 million project to replace the bridge and add a third lane of traffic in both directions is set to start and the state is warning drivers and area businesses of the delays expected. The federally-funded project will replace the existing span over the Cooper…

Council poised to adopt budget

In addition to approval of the 2012 Municipal Budget, items on the agenda for the Monday, April 9th Council meeting include the awarding of two contracts, rejection of two bids and a resolution to restore energy tax funds. A contract to replace the Community Center roof

Kids will be testing the Test

When elementary and middle school students sit down next month for the annual state testing, they will get their first taste of new national academic standards coming to New Jersey –- even if they may not know it. The Christie administration will begin to “field test” questions derived from the…

Deadline nears for photo entries

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit their best images from the DRVPA Cassic Towns in seven different categories including: community, local history, main street, parks and recreation, people, residential, and seasonal. The deadline for the contest is April 14. Online voting will begin on April 15.

Quake-damaged statue back in place

After a five-month hiatus for repairs, the 30-foot Virgin Mary statue was returned Tuesday to its home atop Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. In a process that lasted six hours, the statue was hoisted in three parts to the hospital's highest point. The George Young company of…

NJ Aims to Keep Seniors at Home

A New Jersey healthcare program known as Global Options, which helps seniors age in place rather than nursing homes, is earmarked for a big boost in funding under Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed 2013 budget. New Jersey is moving forward with its push to help seniors remain in their homes and…

Norcross Group Takes Over Inquirer

In a move that sent shock waves through the journalism world, South Jersey Democratic leader George Norcross II yesterday added the region’s largest newspaper to his growing political, business and civic empire. Norcross, arguably the most powerful Democrat

Grace Church changes domain name

Due to a problem with the existing web site domain registration Grace Church is moving their web site to They will no longer use the old site, called but hope to eventually regain use of that domain name in the future, and use it to refer people to…
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