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.
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.
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.
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.