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Summer Art Show

Be a part of the Summer Art Show at Eilandarts Center in August 2019. The theme for this year's Summer show is "Flowers and Trees" and artists can submit up to three pieces. Every piece of art submitted has to have the artist’s name, the title of the piece, and…

Register for the Car Show

Online Registration is now fully open for the Merchantville Classic Car Show. For the 2019 Show we will be registering all years, makes and models. As you know we are a classic car show but want to show respect for the newer vehicles and will also have a judging category…

Police Rewarding Good Deeds

During the summer, Merchantville Police officers will be handing out tickets to children for doing the right thing. This includes riding a bike with a helmet, crossing at crosswalks, helping out parents and siblings, or any other good deed that we feel is deserving of the ticket. The ticket is…

Risk from Gas Leak Averted

Earlier this morning Merchantville Fire Department - Niagara Fire Company's Engine 1291 responded to the 400 block of West Maple Avenue, at the corner of Browning Road, for a gas leak in a vacant brick dwelling that was being renovated. Contractors accidentally cut a gas line and gas was freely…

Grigg Street Dedication

On Saturday May 4th the Borough of Merchantville and American Legion F. W. Grigg Post 68 dedicated a portion of West Chestnut Avenue "Corporal Grigg Way". Mayor Brennan spoke of the positive impact the Post has had on Merchantville and the surrounding communities during the past 100 years. Thanks to…

Woods, Perno win Democratic Primary

Ray Woods, was the top vote getter in the Democratic primary election for Borough Council tonight. He is expected to succeed Griffin Kidd, who will step down after one term, in the 2019 General Election. Also elected was incumbent Anthony Perno who resides on Cedar Avenue with his wife, Jen,…

Cheers! Merchantville's 145!

Founded in 1874, Merchantville is a spirited community outside of Center City Philadelphia and near Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Historically, Merchantville served as a residential hamlet for wealthy Philadelphia business owners, while others summered in this South Jersey center. With the completion of the Ben Franklin Bridge in 1926, Merchantville…

Road paving starts today

Please be advised that beginning on or about Monday, June 3rd the following roads: Westminister Ave (Maple to Somerset), Poplar Ave (Maple to Myrtle) and Cedar Ave (Centre St to Penn St), are scheduled for concrete, improvements, and the removal and repair of the existing roadway, a new asphalt surface…

Double duty

On May 30th, Ladder 129 and Squad 1-1 from the Merchantville Fire Department covered the Collingswood Fire Department while they operated at a late afternoon fire in a Collingswood triplex that drew an all-hands response from seven local fire companies to the 100 block of Haddon Avenue. The following day…

The Observer

The Merchantville Observer is an independent newspaper serving the residents of Merchantville. It is published monthly, distributed to households in the Borough and available in stores of advertisers. It is operated by General Manager: Edward H. Bohn III; Editors: Jeff Bonfield and Gail Meister; Distribution Managers: Jim and Jane Moore;…

Play ball at Wellwood

The backstop at Wellwood Park has been repaired after being damaged by a fallen tree several months ago. Take advantage of this family-friendly field space to enjoy a pick up game of baseball or softball in the park. We look forward to seeing Merchantville Little League return to the park…
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