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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…

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,…
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