Annual Town Yard Sale Canceled

The Merchantville Public Events Committee has decided to cancel the borough's annual Town Wide Yard Sale this year due to Covid-19. This event ordinarily takes place on the 3rd Saturday in September and includes lots of homeowners eager to rid their attics, basements and garages of many treasures unearthed during spring cleaning. It's also a great opportunity to market our town usually drawing large crowds of yard sale junkies. As per the governor’s order for gatherings, the Public Events Committee chose not to draw large crowds to our area but, individual yard sales can still take place in town following the state's outdoor mask and distancing requirements. Per Merchantville Code, permits are not needed for any resident who holds fewer than three yard sales in a 12-month period of time. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any inquiries about this decision.


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Plan Your Vote

Mark your calendars and brush up on everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election. To register in New Jersey, you must be: a United States citizen, at least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18, a resident of the county for 30 days before the election, and a person not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States. Registrants must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county. The registration deadline to vote in the next election is 21 days prior to the election day - Tuesday, October 13th. There are 74 days left until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3..

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Boro Offers Internship

The Borough of Merchantville is looking for a non-paid part-time community relations student intern, approximately 7-10 hours per week. Candidates should be seeking a degree in communications, digital studies, government relations, management information systems and e-commerce, marketing, public relations, or other related fields and, will and be eligible for course…
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Volunteer for Shade Tree

It's the perfect time to become a member of the Shade Tree Commission! A Street tree inventory will soon be underway by a Tree Professional (pursuant to a DEP grant) to assess tree conditions, risks, and tree/sidewalk conflicts. The tree inventory will serve as the foundation for developing a plan for future tree maintenance, planting, and removal. Great way to begin your time on the Commission! Our Shade Tree volunteers plant and maintain all curbside trees in the Borough. Other responsibilities include: removal and/or trimming of curbside and public trees, reporting tree related problems to other Borough agencies, maintaining Tree City USA status, conducting Arbor Day ceremonies, providing tips to the public on general tree maintenance, providing guidelines for dealing with tree damaged sidewalks and, managing the Affiliated memorial tree and plaque program. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer to help this effort today.

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County Launches $20M Small Business Grants

Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., was joined today by Camden County’s business advocates, Congressman Donald Norcross and clergy to announce a forthcoming grant funding program for small businesses launching on July 23rd. The county has received federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate through this public health crisis, we know that merchants on Main Street are hurting and it is imperative to make every effort to get them additional financial assistance. The application process will start on July 23rd, at 8 a.m. and applicants can apply directly on or call (833) 487-0462. 

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Happy 4th of July

Independence Day, better known as the The Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject, and subordinate, to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

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Public Works Position

The Borough of Merchantville is seeking a part-time (30 hours a week) public works laborer/operator/driver. Work includes maintaining public streets and general maintenance of the Borough listed on the website. Must possess a NJ driver's license, CDL License preferred or be prepared to obtain within six months of employment and minimum of three (3) years of labor experience. Applicants must have a high school diploma/equivalent. Successful applicants must undergo a background check and drug test prior to appointment. Visit, for more information. Please submit a cover letter, resume or completed application and copies of Certifications/Licenses to Borough Clerk Denise Brouse, Borough of Merchantville 1 West Maple Ave, Merchantville NJ 08109 or email your resume or application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Successful applicants must undergo a background check and drug test prior to appointment. Borough of Merchantville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Community Forum on Racism

Mayor Ted Brennan, Councilman Andy McLoone and Chief of Police, Rich Grassia, Jr., posted a statement on the municipal website on Friday, June 5th, expressing their sadness about national events that have unfolded in over the past two weeks and, their commitment to lines of open communication about systemic racism. As a first step, these community leaders, along with other community, educational and religious representatives will host a forum in Wellwood Park on Tuesday, June 16th, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss these issues and learn how we can all do better. Wellwood Park is located between West Maple and Myrtle Avenues just past the Browning Road intersection. The public is requested to bring a chair or blanket, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.

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Former Chief Passes

The Merchantville Police Department, Mayor Brennan and Borough Council are sad to share the passing of Retired Chief Robert Ward. Chief Ward passed away on May 20th after a battling an illness. Robert "Bob" Ward was the chief of police for thirty-three years, from  – Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire Ward family, friends and co-workers. On June 1st at 11:00 a.m. there was a short procession past Chief Ward's residence so that members of the police department, fire department and, past and present Borough officials were able to pay their respects to his family. Rest In Peace Chief.

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Poll Workers Needed

Please consider becoming a board worker at this time for the Camden County Board of Elections. Many of the current poll workers - including Merchantville's - fall into the "high risk" category for Covid-19 and will not be working, so additional staffing is needed. Please call the contact below for more information. This opportunity is open to all registered voters in Camden County and training is provided by our knowledgable staff. Board workers are paid $275/day. The Board of Elections, County Clerk and the State Division of Elections work together to provide the citizenry of Camden County smooth and efficient elections. Each election office has certain mandated responsibilities under the law.

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2020 Memorial Day

The Borough of Merchantville, in concert with F.W. Grigg American Legion Post 68, will be hosting a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony this Memorial Day, May 25th at 10:00 a.m., and we invite you to join us virtually at that time on the Borough’s website, or the official Borough of Merchantville Facebook page where the ceremony will be streamed. Remembering those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice through solemn ceremony on Memorial Day is a tradition in the Borough of Merchantville for many decades. Honoring those who have fallen at our memorials in Wellwood Park is one of the most important events that our Borough holds. Although we are restricted from a public ceremony due to COVID-19, we must not forget to honor those who did give the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. 

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