Central School to be demolished

Central School, which served students in Pennsauken for more than eight decades before being closed in 2007 is set to be demolished by the district. Mold and air-quality problems along with structural damage ultimately shuttered the school at Merchantville and Madison avenues. Saving the 45,000-square-foot structure was deemed to be…

Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars

Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars is Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the New Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West. Two contestants, Joe DeMarco of DeMarco Dance Center in Merchantville and Jenny Ryan, who publishes SNJ Business People, had not met prior to their first rehearsal. DeMarco…

Reining in Readmissions in NJ

Medicare will soon begin penalizing hospitals for readmitting patients within 30 days of their discharge, and New Jersey hospitals are bracing for what could be thousands of dollars in lost revenue. As they have worked over the past few years to get a grip on this issue, hospitals have come…

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…
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