New Trail Project Funding Awarded

The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently awarded Merchantville and Pennsauken $100,000 in grant funds for two trail projects. Pennsauken has been awarded $65,000 to extend the multi-use trail along Chestnut Avenue, from Euclid Avenue to the former 130 Railroad bridge, while Merchantville has been awarded $35,000 to realign the existing multi-use trail near Centre Street. Currently, users of the multi-use path are directed to ride their bicycle into the street. The trail realignment project will keep the trail off-road. The project is scheduled to coincide with County led Centre Street reconstruction work slated for this summer.

Census Job Fair

Congressman Norcross will host a Census Job Fair at Pennsauken Library on Friday, February 14th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. The Census Bureau is recruiting to fill important temporary positions to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. Completing an accurate census supports funding for Medicaid, school lunch programs, community development grants, road and school construction and medical services. General Census FAQs.

Former Mayor Passes

Ricardo "Rick" Taylor, Pennsauken's former mayor, longtime public servant, educator and tireless advocate for charitable works in the Diocese of Camden, died after a long illness on Friday, January 10th, at age 73. Ricardo Vincent Taylor Jr. affectionately known as "Rick" was born May 1, 1946, in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Ricardo Vincent Taylor Sr. and Nettie E. Taylor. He was educated at Holy Spirit School in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania and graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Rick earned his Masters of Arts in education administration from Glassboro State College (Rowan University). Rick leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his wife of 50 years Bernice, son Scott (Donyelle), daughter Holly, three grandchildren Alexandra, Jeremy, and Amelia. Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4-8 PM and Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9-10 AM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Rd. Full obituary.

January Freeholder Meeting

A Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd, at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken. The meeting includes a Q&A session, providing residents the ability to ask questions and get answers straight from a representative of the governing body and elected officials the opportunity to hear directly from their constituents. Following the Town Hall meeting will be a services fair featuring representatives from several county departments. The next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for January 23rd starting at 6PM at the Camden County Boathouse. Click Here to RSVP and to submit your questions.

River Road and Union Avenue Detours

The Camden County Department of Public Works, has been notified by the Merchantville Pennsauken Water Commission that crews will be replacing a water main on River Road and Union Avenue in Pennsauken beginning Monday, August 12th. During this time, stretches of both River Road and Union Avenue will be closed during work hours. From the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. crews will completely close River Rd. between Lennox Rd. and Union Ave. This project is expected to last several weeks and will require detours for motorists who typically drive through this area as part of their commute. The project is expected to be completed by the end of work hours on Friday, November 13, 2019.

27th Annual Car, Craft Show

Rev your engines! Hot rods, classic bikes, family fun, and football will be hallmarks of Pennsauken Township’s 27th annual Car, Bike, and Craft Show. The show will take place on Sunday, September 22nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hundreds of classic cars and bikes will be on display along part of the "Maple Mile," starting at Pinsetter Bar and Bowl, 7111 Maple Ave. and extends to Union Avenue. Vendors and crafters will be offering great items for purchase. Also enjoy a Kids Zone with bounce houses, balloon twisting, and face painting. A Big Screen to watch the Birds take on the Lions and plenty of great food and drinks. Rain date for this event is Sunday, 9/29. Register here.

Cool Down at Frozen, Jr.

Pennsauken Youth Action Committee will perform “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” at Pennsauken High School, 800 Hylton Road on: Friday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and, Sunday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. Based on the book by Jennifer Lee and adapted for children ages 7 to 14, “Disney’s Frozen Jr.”  is a popular 2018 Broadway musical and brings the memorable characters and songs from the highly popular animated film onstage. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, “Frozen Jr.” expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. Tickets: $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and seniors. Tickets will also available at the door.

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