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Wicked nor'easter to strike Wednesday

Nor'easter arrives Wednesday night after 8 p.m. and continues through the day on Thursday. The biggest impact will be seen north and west of Philadelphia. Snow will overspread the region on Wednesday from south to north starting between 8 and 10 p.m. accumulating snow 4-6 inches by 5 a.m. From …

School team identifies special education needs

Project CHILD FIND is a program established by the New Jersey Department of Education to assist in the identification of un-served/underserved youth with a delay or disability from 3 through 21 years of age. The Merchantville School District provides free programs and services for children from age 3 up through…

Winter Storm WARNING

Significant snowfall expected today and tonight followed immediately by bitterly cold air. A fast moving but potent weather system will bring snow to our entire area today into this evening. As the storm strengthens to our East later today, the winds will increase resulting in areas of blowing and drifting…

Interactive Map compares school district salaries

The average salary for New Jersey teachers and superintendents inched higher last year, while the average salary for other school administrators nudged down, an analysis of state salary data shows.

295 Ramp closure

Beginning July 19, the DOT will be closing Interstate 76 eastbound (Exit 1A) ramp connection to Interstate 295 southbound in conjunction with the Direct Connection project. Be aware that the closure will start around 11 p.m. and PKF Mark III, the contractor, is scheduled to close the left-lane ramp connection…

Homeland funds bolster fire resources

Thanks to a $3.1 million grant from the Department of Homeland security, federal and local officials announced today that Newark Fire Department will hire 21 new firefighters. Voorhees, Trenton, Bayonne, Paterson, Farmingdale, Merchantville and Sewell were among the other departments to receive a total of $39 million in New Jersey…

Spring snow storm hits area

Heavy snow has moved into the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Monday Morning. The heaviest snow will cause some tricky travel for the morning commute, including the 1-95 corridor. Through the day on Monday, snow will expand eastward. Merchantville will experience snow and rain. High of 37F with a windchill as…

Record rise in state lottery spending

Walk into Cigar Alley @ The News Nook in Merchantville and the aroma of fine tobacco hits you first. But it is the clipped staccato of the store’s New Jersey Lottery machine that is a constant. Customers are just as apt to buy scratch-off tickets as they are cigars. “We’re…

State plans to uproot the Children's Garden

In a letter sent last week, the New Jersey Department of Treasury ordered Children's Garden director Michael Devlin to remove all property, including the facility's amusement rides, gazebo, and giant dinosaur, by March 31. The nonprofit Camden Children's Garden has two months to vacate most of its state-owned property before…

Dancer proposes more savings

Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer has recently proposed expanding and extending New Jersey’s online purchasing program that has become a successful revenue tool for local governments and property taxpayers. According to the Department of Community Affairs’ Division of Local Government Services: Merchantville received $7,500 for an old fire pumper truck sold…

Nor'easter headed this way

A coastal storm, known as a nor'easter, is poised to bring yet more high winds, rain, coastal flooding, even snow to parts of the Northeast. On Wednesday the storm spreads northward from Delaware and northern Maryland to southern and northern New England and the Hudson Valley. Occasional gusts 35-50 mph…
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