Joan Brennan

Joan Brennan

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 embarked on a prosperous path and a new era of expansion that continues to this day. A classic mix of 19th and early 20th century architecture and tree-lined streets with beautifully maintained gardens define the historic borough and its vital downtown. Less than one square mile, Merchantville is home to almost 3,800 residents. Quaint and intimate, Merchantville offers an unprecedented and authentic sense of community. Join in our town celebration on Friday, June 7th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. downtown.

Today is primary election day in New Jersey, as voters across the state pick the Democratic and Republican nominees who’ll run for a number of state, county, and local positions in November. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout New Jersey. New Jersey has open primaries, which means unaffiliated voters can cast ballots. All you need to do is walk into your polling station and request a ballot for either party’s race. Topping the ticket are the nods for all 80 seats in the state Assembly, the lower chamber of the state Legislature, the body in Trenton that writes the Garden State’s laws and passes its budget. There are also numerous county and municipal elections throughout New Jersey, determining who’ll represent the major political parties in freeholder, mayoral, and council races on November’s ballot.


Welcome to Cherry Hill Restaurant Week 2019. Mayor Chuck Cahn and the members of Township Council are pleased to once again present one of Cherry Hill's premier events, featuring seven days of incredible deals at some of Cherry Hill's finest eateries. From August 10 to 16, 2019, guests will enjoy specially selected, 3-course dinner menus for either $25, $35 or $40 per person. Several restaurants will also offer a 2-course lunch menu for $15 or $20. Follow this event on Facebook.

Susan J. Ott, longtime Pennsauken resident passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. She was 70. A graduate of Haddon Twp. High School and Glassboro State College, Susan had retired as a teacher for Camden City Schools after over 36 years of dedication. She was an active member and supporter of the Friends of the Pennsauken Library and Pennsauken High School’s many extracurricular activities. She thoroughly enjoyed her visits to Sea Isle City and the time spent with “The Posse” and her crochet club. Daughter of the late George and Lorayne Pims; wife of the late Andrew Ott; she is survived by her two beloved daughters, Lindsay Makrinos (Chris), Jamie Ott (Pete); a cherished grandson, Cameron; a loving sister, Lynn McHugh (Joseph); dear sister-in-law, Teresa Noell (Peter); and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Her memorial service will be held 11 am, Friday, June 7th at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Ave., Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family Thursday evening from 6 to 9 pm and again Friday morning from 10 am until time of service. Full obituary.

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 course will be placed. No vehicles are to be parked in the roadway from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During most times the roads will be open to local traffic only.

Please be advised that beginning Monday, June 3rd, Borough Hall will be on the follow summer hours schedule: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The main phone number at Borough Hall is 856-662-2474 with a specific extension for each Borough function and name listed here. For assistance finding the person you need please contact Borough Clerk, Denise Brouse at extension 303. 

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 they stopped by Merchantville School to promote the Junior Firefighter program where the 7th and 8th graders had an opportunity to learn about the responsibilities of becoming a volunteer fire fighter. Thanks for your service!

Merchantville School's Science Expo on 5/30 was a success! Their STEM Escape Room was more challenging—and more humid—than ever, yet all teams thought productively and worked together like champs! Congrats to teams Drama Llama Ding Dong and Taco Cat for escaping the rooms first in their age groups. These groups were made up of 8th grade and 4th grade girls, respectively. Way to show serious girl power! Congrats also to teams Golly GENE and The No-names, who successfully escaped as well. Thank you to all the faculty, staff, families and friends who supported this event and help promote a passion for STEM in our school community!

Merchantville School Parents! It is that time of year again where you can buy your school supplies online. If you do so between now and June 23rd, the supplies will be delivered to the school before school starts! The School Toolbox website is easy to use and adding multiple children is a breeze! All proceeds go to helping our NJHS support local and global charities PLUS each box bought helps starving's a win-win-win!

Do your laundry at Tri-Town Laundromat! We have a comfortable seating area with TV and free WiFi. Grab a snack from our neighbors at Circle Mini-Mart  or a crepe from Charlie's while your clothes dry. We have 14 Wascomat washing machines (including two 35-pound and two 50-pound loaders that can handle even the largest blankets) and then to dry your clothes we offer 9 modern and efficient Maytag commercial-dryers along with 3 enormous “vintage” models for heavy-duty loads. Open weekdays: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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