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Central School fire suspicious

A long-vacant elementary school on Merchantville Avenue caught fire Tuesday night and officials say the smoky blaze could be suspicious in nature.Pennsauken Fire Chief Joseph Palumbo reported no injuries and said no one was inside the Central School when the fire broke out. The fire is believed to have started…

Haddonfield-Berlin Road Improvements

Camden County will begin roadway improvements this summer on Haddonfield-Berlin Road (Route 561) from Evesham Road to Laurel Oak Road. The $2.5 million project will be completed at night to lessen its impact on motorists and area businesses. The improvements include the resurfacing of the roadway, drainage improvements and streetscape…

Heat Alert Extended for Camden County

With temperatures expected to reach 99 degrees over the next two days the Camden County Health Department has issued a Heat Alert for today and tomorrow effective noon until 8:00 P.M. Please remember to check on elderly relatives and neighbors, and do not

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…
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