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Consolidation meetings on hold

After three merger meetings and no progress towards funding a study the consolidadtion process is on hold. Meetings originally scheduled for May 1st and June 5th were canceled by the commission. At the last meeting, in March, participants from Cherry Hill Township requested that several legal questions - including liability…

Alleged reptile in the Cooper River

The Camden County Parks Department and Parks Police received a report of an alleged 3-foot reptile in the Cooper River during the week of 6/4/12. Following through on standard operating procedure, the State Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Bureau were contacted to conduct an investigation. The Cooper River…

Rutgers boards won't cede control

Rutgers' two boards declared Wednesday that the university's governing structure would remain intact, signaling to Gov. Christie and legislative leaders that their plans to remake the state's public universities could face significant hurdles ahead. A set of "principles" approved by the boards of trustees and governors expressed

Battleship gets DRPA loan

The Delaware River Port Authority board renewed a $900,000 loan guarantee Wednesday to help keep the Battleship New Jersey moored on the Camden waterfront. The financially struggling tourist attraction faced default on the loan if DRPA did not extend the three-year guarantee, first signed in 2003. A default would have…

Market opening well received

The farmers market vendors all SOLD OUT by noon and were all THRILLED! The late-coming customers were understanding and enthusiastic for weeks to come. Market volunteers like Carrie and Griifin Kidd got the chance to meet and talk with a lot of people, and there was a lot of positive…

Memorial Day services

A Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Merchantville's Wellwood Park located at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and refreshments. The program will be conducted by Bernie Henderson, F.W.Grigg Post 68 Deputy Commander, The American Legion,…

Cooper Rive top rowing venue

With its his­tor­ic boathouses and mon­u­ment to Olym­pic gold med­al­ist John B. Kel­ly, the Schuylkill has been at the epi­cen­ter of Amer­i­can row­ing going back to the 19th cen­tu­ry. But when it comes to the realities of mod­ern racing many race or­gan­iz­ers now­a­days head across the Ben Frank­lin Bridge to…

Cooper River top rowing venue

With its his­tor­ic boathouses and mon­u­ment to Olym­pic gold med­al­ist John B. Kel­ly, the Schuylkill has been at the epi­cen­ter of Amer­i­can row­ing going back to the 19th cen­tu­ry. But when it comes to the realities of mod­ern racing many race or­gan­iz­ers now­a­days head across the Ben Frank­lin Bridge to…

Unwanted ad flyers

Call this number to stop un-wanted advertisement drops that are getting left on driveways, lawns, etc. These advertisements are included in newspapers and you may be getting multiple copies. Cal1-800-540-0810

Veterans Cemetery dedicated

Retired four-star admiral and Merchantville native William J. Fallon delivered the keynote address on May 26th at the dedication of the Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh, an eight-acre section reserved to provide Camden County veterans with a place of honor and dignity. Established in 1885, Harleigh is currently the…

Wellwood is the spot for Merchantville's Birthday!

Join in the community fun at Merchantville's 138th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! The Birthday Celebration is scheduled for Saturday June 2nd from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Wellwood Park. Wellwood Park is located between West Maple, Hamilton and Linden Avenues. There will be traditional picnic, games, races including potato-sack, three legged and egg/spoon;…
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