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"Lace Up" campaign raises over $30,000

Merchantville, NJ: In mid-February, The Haddonfield, NJ community pulled out all the stops to support two local students, Jason Garstkiewicz, a 7th Grade Haddonfield Middle School student and Colin Hough, a Freshman at Haddonfield Memorial High School whom had recently been diagnosed with cancer. As the difficult news spread across…

NJ Dems offer tax-cut plans

The Legislature's Democratic leaders unveiled their counterproposals Tuesday to Christie's plan to cut income taxes 10 percent across the board, an idea he included in his budget proposal in February. Sweeney wants to offer taxpayers the equivalent of a 10 percent property-tax cut: Those who earn $250,000 or less a…

Christie backs plan to fund anti-bullying law

A bipartisan agreement has been reached to fix the state's anti-bullying law - considered the toughest in the nation - following complaints by school districts that it was financially burdensome. Gov. Christie announced support Tuesday for an amended bill backed by both parties that will be fast-tracked through the Legislature.…

Taste of Sicily at BellaVita

On Thursday, March 22nd, BellaVta presents a "Taste of Scicily" featuring tow appetizers, refreshing Caponata and traditional, crispy Arancini,. The first course will be Anelli Sicilani al Forno, baked pasta layered with eggplant, meat sauce, cheese and toasted breadcrumbs. The second course, Spiedini, top round beef with bread crumbs.

NJ Transit eyes rapid-bus system

To reduce traffic congestion and ease commutes from South Jersey to Philadelphia, transit planners want a $46 million "bus rapid transit" system on the heavily traveled corridor that includes Routes 55 and 42, and I-676. The proposed NJ Transit system would allow

Consolidation meetings stalled

The self-appointed Consolidation Commission opened and closed their meeting in short order on Tuesday, March 6th when vice-chairman, Rich James, announced that the pending RFP seeking a consultant to study a possible municipal merger of Merchantville and Cherry Hill had run into a roadblock. Cherry Hill Township wants several legal…

Little League program in need of support

The Camden County Parks Freeholder Board is proud to support the North Camden Little League and our Parks Department has been hard at work refurbishing the baseball field at Pyne Poynt Park. You can join this effort by sponsoring a child’s registration fee of $20. Checks can be made payable…

Hazardous waste collection event

Mark your calendar for the next Camden County Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled for March 17th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex, 1 Perina Boulevard, Cherry Hill. List of what to bring. If you have any questions about what or what not to…

New emergency notification system

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management is implementing a new emergency notification system, or reverse 911 system, that will keep Camden County residents informed in the event of an emergency. Residents and businesses may add or delete phone numbers by visiting www.camdencounty.com and clicking on the icon for Global…

A Police Retirement Brings Tears and Smiles

"I'm going to be the one with my arms around his ankles as he is dragging me down the hall when he leaves," said Fitzgerald, an administrative assistant and 38-year department veteran. "He's beloved and widely respected. He was the best lieutenant I've ever had." Today is Pearce's last day…

Dr. Seuss celebrated at MES

Freeholders Jeffrey Nash and Scot McCray read to children in Merchantville on Friday as part of this year’s Read Across America celebration. The Read Across America program is now in its 15th year, and takes place annually on or near March 2 - the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Freeholder Nash…
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