Joan Brennan

Joan Brennan

Frances Elizabeth (Burroughs) Hill, 79, of Ephrata, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Fran was born on February 6, 1940, and graduated from Merchantville High School in 1957. She earned her R.N. from Presbyterian School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1960. She married Phillip R. Hill on December 21, 1961. They were married for 43 years until Phil's death in 2005. Fran is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Hill (East Greenville, PA) and Kristen McQuillin (Kamogawa, Japan), her granddaughter, Helen Kaucher (Ephrata, PA), and her brother, George Burroughs (Magalia, CA). Friends will be received at Eicher Arts Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 18th. To offer condolences, visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Full obituary.

“A New View” is all about envisioning a future for the city, with art playing a central role in reinforcing Camden as a place for creativity and innovation", says Camden Mayor Frank Moran. The City of Camden, Cooper's Ferry Partnership, and Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts welcome applications from visual and performing artists with a track record of demonstrating their ability to work at a scale commensurate with outdoor sites, using materials, spaces and time in a transformative way to reinforce the perception of the city as a place of creative possibility. Local artists are encouraged to apply, especially those who have had experience with meaningful community engagement in the creation or interpretation of artwork. Six sites in Camden will be transformed by public art. Grant funding will be used to support the temporary installations as well as programming throughout the end of the project in October 2020. 

The New Jersey Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications for full-time police officers until Aug. 31, 2019. We have several job opportunities and are seeking candidates with the skills and experience to help us meet that goal. If you are up to the challenge, get the process started by completing our recruitment form. Learn about the rewards and benefits of working for the Camden County Police Department and about specific job opportunities. To access the Civil Service Commission police officer job posting and begin the online application process, go here and then follow the link in the posting into the state Online Application System. To complete this application and register for the Civil Service Law Enforcement Examination, there is a $50 fee.

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.

Merchantville's Market Off Centre is open today, and every Saturday between June and October, from 10-2. Come on down to our Rails-to-Trails Bike Path along Chestnut Avenue where the market provides an active family oriented atmosphere offering a variety of local, handmade, and homemade goods and services. Birdhouses by Britt will be a new feature at our market today! Interested Venders should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with information about your products or services. 

Merchantville Toy & Collectible Street Fair hosted by Play With This Toys & Collectibles will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 10-4. This downtown collectibles Street Fair located along  Hunt for Power Rangers, MASK, Batman, Star Wars and Funko Pop toys. Play With This has been selling toy and collectibles from the 60's to the present since 1992. Originally located at the Pennsauken Mart, Play With This relocated to the Grand Market Place in Willingboro, NJ. After 9 years in Willingboro, Play With This found a new home in the beautiful Merchantville, NJ. Play With This is your go to spot for anything and everything from Star Wars to GI Joe, Transformers to superheroes, wrestlers, and everything in between.Enjoy this SEO Toy Review video of last year's street fair by Kevin. 

The thump thumping that keeps South Jersey folks up at night isn’t coming from under the bed. Residents living along a 20-mile stretch of riverfront towns from Burlington to Gloucester Counties have reported noise from what officials call “boom car” parties in Philadelphia on the weekends, usually from Saturday 11 p.m. until Sunday 5 a.m. Philadelphia police enforce the city’s noise ordinance, which includes quiet hours between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. Those who violate city code face fines for a first-time offense between $100 and $300. Four or more offenses could cost $500 to $700. Yesterday, the Merchantville Police Department posted an advisory that the Philadelphia Police are aggressively addressing the "Boom Car" situation that is affecting the residents of New Jersey with the loud thumping noise. The lots in which the Boom Cars have been gathering have been locked down, The Philadelphia Police have also issued numerous citations to the offenders. If you hear the "thumping" coming from across the river, please contact The Philadelphia Police at (215) 686-3030

The Family Success Center will be holding a recruitment event for facilities maintenance technicians on Friday, August 16th at the Camden County One-Stop Office, 2600 Mt. Ephraim Ave., Suite 102, Camden. All candidates must be pre-screened and scheduled for an appointment prior to the recruitment date by their Local One-Stop Office. One-Stop Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (856) 614-3150. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (856) 614-3154 or click here. On August 20th at 1:00 p.m. the Camden County One-Stop Office will host officers and supervisory staff from the NJ Department of Corrections for an informational session about job opportunities. 

If you are looking for a positive mentoring program for girls between the ages of (4) and eighteen (18) that focuses on cultural awareness, educational enrichment, leadership development, and community service, then you have found it. The mentoring program by the Youth Auxillary of Gamma Nu Zeta will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 North Crescent Boulevard, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110. Prepare your youth to be successful leaders in their schools and communities. Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact, Tasha Ali at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (609) 975-ZETA (9382). Reserve your space today.

 

 

 

Oh No! Flocking is happening in Merchantville! 3HS (Haddon Heights) Field Hockey, which includes five players from our town, has started their annual flamingo flocking fundraiser. Please be on the look out for these territorial birds! There's only one group trained to remove them from your lawn and for a donation, that expert team will move them to a neighbor or a friend's lawn. So, if they land at your house just follow the instructions by your mailbox.

 
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