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Cell tower hearing postponed

Pegasus Tower Company has requested a postponement of the zoning hearing originally scheduled for March 1st in Cherry Hill. The meeting is now scheduled for Thursday, April 19th. More information and an online petition is available at the website.

Surrounded by cell towers

There are currently 52 Towers (10 Registered,42 Not Registered) found within 4.00 miles of Merchantville Borough Hall, 1 W Maple Ave, Merchantville, NJ 08109. View the list. Four (4) new tower applications can be found within 4 miles of the center of town. One has been filed by Pegasus at…

Winners and losers under Christie's school budget

The first details are out about Gov. Christie's trumpeted increase in state aid for public schools next year, showing a much more complicated picture that means big increases for some schools and sharp cuts for others. In all, 95 districts would get less, from a cut of 13 percent down…

Student's painted cow a potential winner

Gustavo Ramirez has aspirations of someday opening his own tattoo parlor. The soft-spoken sophomore at Overbrook High School never expected his first client to be a life-size fiberglass cow. Ramirez is one of nine finalists - and the only one from New Jersey - selected by a panel of judges…

Freeholders Eliminate Park Fees for County Residents

The Camden County Parks Department will no longer collect fees from county residents for the use of athletic fields or picnic areas. Camden County residents will continue to be asked to apply for park use permits to ensure the facilities they are requesting are available, but the fees will no…

Red knot shorebird designated endangered species in N.J.

Wildlife officials said that the new status, a change from threatened, did not add protections. However, it is formal recognition that despite years of efforts to help the bird, its numbers continue to decline. The red knot population on the bay is about 15,000, down from nearly 100,000 two decades…

Online sales-tax bill is introduced

A sales-tax exemption measure designed to encourage major online retailers to locate in New Jersey has been introduced in the Legislature.The bill would help alleviate disparities between online retailers, who are not required to collect New Jersey's 7 percent sales tax unless they have a physical presence in the state,…

Christie not doing enough to ease property tax burden on N.J. residents

In response to the governor's budget proposal Tuesday, Democrats, who control the Senate and Assembly, say the governor should forgo the income-tax cut and redirect that revenue to offset New Jerseyans' property taxes, a plan they say is fairer.

SJU volunteers needed

In the spring of 2012, Friends of L'Arche New Jersey's first home will open in Merchantville, NJ. Four adults with disabilities and four assistants will live in the home as a family, placing priority in relationships of mutuality and trust. St. Joe's Alumni are invited to participate in Global Community…

Cherry Hill neighbors bemoan plan for jumbo Wawa

Neighbors of a proposed mega-Wawa in Cherry Hill say the store will be far from super - and far too close to their homes. A public hearing on the final plan is set to continue before the township Planning Board on March 5. The project does not require a zoning…

A blue oasis in a sea of red and yellow

High property taxes consistently rank as one of NJ voters' biggest concerns. A color coded, interactive map shows property tax changes from 2009-2011 during the first two years of Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure. Data includes the total tax levy, total tax rate, average home value, property tax bill on that…
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