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Roaring 20's Gala

The Borough of Merchantville Presents: A Roaring Twenties Gala. Join friends and neighbors to support Merchantville’s past, present and future at the Merchantville Gala. June 4th at the Merchantville Community Center from 6:00-9:00 p.m. enjoy live music, delicious food, dancing and live entertainment all flavored with that Roaring Twenties speakeasy flair as we celebrate Merchantville’s history, our amazing community and we kick of our 150th. Proceeds from the gala fund Borough beautification projects including a digital information sign. Don’t wait! Tickets are $80 per person and space is limited! Purchase yours from Borough Hall, 1 W. Maple Avenue or through Venmo, @Merchantville150th. Scan the QR code to purchase today. Open bar serving beer, wine and champagne. Dance the night away with the Parlour Noir jazz ensemble. Incredible food and desserts from Andreotti's Catering. Silent Auction, photo ops and much more!
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Seeking Camp Directors

Looking for summer employment? Enjoy creating engaging activities for kids? Are you patient, creative and passionate about learning? The Borough of Merchantville, is hiring co-directors for the summer parks and playgrounds program.  Responsible for administrative duties as well as daily supervisor duties for the Borough of Merchantville summer program that runs five weeks, half days from June 27th through July 29th.  Please submit resume and application to: Denise Brouse, 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109, 856.662.2474, ext. 303, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information and employment application available here.

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Mayor's Message 3/17/22

Get to know the businesses in your neighborhood. Shop Merchantville offers a single place to find all the great places to visit, eat and shop, along with town events. Support your independently-owned businesses and restaurants by staying local. Grab some Irish potatoes at Aunt Charlotte's, or maybe a stout and enjoy this week’s St. Patrick’s Day inspired Ted Talk from the best brewery around, Eclipse Brewing. All about events, bag bans and Shop Merchantville!

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Community Roundup

Get involved and help Merchantville GROW! Are you looking for new ways to lend a hand in the community? Merchantville is home to dozens of volunteer organizations from the Task Force, to the Green Team, the Scouts, Incredible Edible, the Women’s Club and many more. Run “job fair” style, the…
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Share Your Vision

Hey there Merchantville! The Borough wants to hear from you about the future of your community and Downtown Merchantville. We value your input so please take a few minutes to complete this brief municipal survey and share your thoughts. The results will be used for planning and shaping the downtown. Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5LXJX8L.

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GOC Airplane Spotters

During WWII, the east and west coasts of the United States were protected by civilian volunteer aircraft spotters, members of the Ground Observer Corps. The GOC was a component of the Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) that was established in May 1941 in response to the development of heavy bomber aircraft capable of flying over 1,000 miles to keep watch for enemy planes entering American airspace. It became inactive on May 29, 1944. Almost one million men and women volunteer “soldiers out of uniform” served in the AWS. In 1942, it became one of Merchantville's most popular outdoor sports with many teachers from Merchantville High School volunteering for tours of duty at a post located on Kresson Lake in Burlington County. 

 

 

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Council, BOE Election Results

Election Results for Merchantville Borough Council are: Cindy Morales-Butts, 546; Dan Sperrazza, 554; Adam Wallace, 208; Write-In, 10. Election Results for Merchantville Board of Education are: Dan Licata, 465; Marc Carcanague, 457; Elliot Honingfeld, 454. Results are unofficial and not complete. Ballots will be continued to be processed through certification. Results will be updated regularly. The expected schedule for the release of results is: Initial Vote by Mail Ballots and Early Voting Machines and Election Day Voting Machines were released after close of polls at about 8:30 p.m. Subsequent Vote by Mail Ballots with timely postmarks will be released daily through November 6, 2021 and Provisional Ballots will be added daily beginning on or about November 7, 2021 through November 15, 2021. Click here for current results.

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The Stockton Sanitarium

The Stockton Sanitarium opened in Merchantville on October 29, 1884 for treatment of nervous affections and mild cases of mental disease. The 26 room home, originally owned by Senator Alexander G. Cattell, was located on eleven acres of land with the appearance of an asylum avoided and a degree of freedom allowed. Established by Dr. S. Preston Jones , it was a private institution without a board of directors or trustees. On September 18, 1889, a "lunatic on the loose" was quite the topic of the village and seems a timely story for Monsterville. A hypochondriacal patient escaped from the Stockton Sanitarium of Dr. S. Preston Jones, a renowned physician and expert witness in his field at the time. In 1889 residents of Merchantville brought charges against the doctor and his clinic. Among the ten bills of indictment found by the Camden Grand Jury on October 21st, was one against Dr. S. Preston Jones for maintaining a nuisance in the shape of a private insane asylum at Merchantville because his fellow townsmen found themselves annoyed by the patients in his private asylum. Born in 1832, he was listed as the Assistant Physician for Males at the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane in 1877.  
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RFP Professional Services

The Borough of Merchantville solicits statements of qualification for applicants for appointment to the following professional positions: Municipal Attorney, Municipal Court Prosecutor, Municipal Public Defender, Financial Advisor/Disclosure Specialist, Municipal Bond Counsel, Municipal Auditors, Special Counsel, Consulting Engineers, Insurance Broker of Record, Broker of Record for Employee Benefits, Title Company, Borough Appraiser, Municipal Planner, Historic Preservation Architect, Consulting Environmental Engineers, Conflicts/Special Projects Engineer, Land Use Board Attorney, Land Use Board Engineers and Historic Preservation Commission Attorney. Responses should address the general criteria and mandatory minimum criteria for the position sought. All responses will be treated as confidential and reviewed only by the Mayor and Borough Council, unless otherwise required by law. Responses must be received in the Office of the Borough Clerk no later than 11:00 AM Thursday, November 18, 2021. All responses shall be opened and announced publicly, immediately thereafter by the Borough Clerk or his representative. Responses will be reviewed by the Mayor and Borough Council. All appointments will be announced at a public meeting. Unless otherwise noted appointments shall be for the calendar year of 2022 and subject to the execution of an appropriate contract. Applicant requirements.

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Vote Early In Town

Mayor Brennan is proud that Merchantville was chosen as an early voting location in Camden County. Merchantville is one of only seven towns in Camden County chosen to offer Early Voting from Saturday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 31st. During this additional voting period, registered voters may cast their ballots at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Street at voting booths available between 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays. This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day with no appointment necessary. New Jersey residents may now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for their schedule. Each early voting location in Camden County is open to all registered Camden County voters. Individuals do not need to vote in their registered municipality. 

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Safe Routes Grant

The Borough is seeking a grant for expansion of the municipality’s Safe Routes to School efforts, an ongoing project that seeks to continuously improve the safety and walkability of our town for the children and the entire community. Several community organizations wrote letters of support including the Green Team and Merchantville School. The New Jersey Safe Routes Program is a statewide initiative with a mission to partner with schools and communities to prioritize and implement opportunities for people to walk, bike, or travel by other wheeled devices. By focusing on improvements to support active travel by youth, we believe we can create conditions that are safe, healthy, equitable, and appealing for all.   

 

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