The Office of the Camden County Health Officer has issued a Heat Advisory for Camden County on June 29th, from noon until 7 p.m. During a Heat Advisory, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. The latest weather forecast obtained by the health department is calling for hot and humid weather, with peak heat index values between 100 and 104 degrees due to temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s. The Camden County Freeholder Board is once again distributing free fans to Senior Citizens this year. Residents age 60 and older with an income of $25,000 or less are eligible to receive a fan at no cost. To request a fan or to obtain more information, please call the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services at (856) 858-3220.
Merchantville recently appointed Patrolman John Queen as the Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officer (MHLEO) for the Borough. These officers require the same training and authorization previously required for animal cruelty investigators and all other provisions of law, rule, and regulation concerning animal cruelty. Only authorized municipal humane law enforcement officers may investigate animal cruelty, sign complaints, and act as officers for detection, apprehension and arrest of offenders against the animal control, animal welfare, and animal cruelty laws of the State and ordinances of a municipality. Please contact Ptlm. Queen to initiate an investigation at 856-662-0507 during business hours, or 856-662-0500 after hours.
Mosquito spraying has been postponed until June 28th. The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV spraying operations on Friday, June 28th between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. weather permitting on Plymouth Place, Somerset Avenue, St. James Avenue and Church Road. Mosquitoes are well known throughout the area as a nuisance. Uncontrolled mosquito populations can still ruin outdoor activities and interfere with many elements of business. A less common but even more serious problem with the blood sucking of mosquitoes is the spread of diseases. Various types of life-threatening encephalitis occur throughout South Jersey in humans and domestic animals. To report a mosquito issue in your town, please click here.
Multiple water related incidents occurred during from last evening's storm. Water rose to flood levels on Ivins Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Chestnut Avenue and many Merchantville side streets. Pennsauken Township was involved in a number of water rescues along and around Route 130 and 48th Street. During heavy rain and flash floods. Watch for flooding in your basements. Make sure that home water removal equipment, like your sump pump, is working. The National Weather Service calls for more flash flooding today. and call the Merchantville Police or Fire Department with any emergencies.
An interview from November 6, 2014 by Maureen McLoone, president of Merchantville's Historical Society. Dr. Rudolph, formerly of Merchantville, NJ resided in Medford Leas, NJ at the time of this interview. As a doctor, his professional acumen, dedication, compassion and attitude has engendered confidence from his patients throughout his many years as a physician. As a friend, his firm hand shake, warm greeting, broad smile, and cheerful conversation; connote a genuine friendship to old as well as new acquaintances. As a highly respected citizen, his cooperation with and attention to civic, social, and benevolent matters have neither been slighted nor have they been neglected even though his profession demanded so much of his time. Service to his country, during World War II, in the European Theatre, further attests to this. At the MHS Annual Meeting, they highlighted his life in Merchantville from 1922 through 1977.
The Public Works department has announced a new schedule for brush and yard-waste pick up. For the East Side (properties from Center Street eastward to Ivins Avenue) pick-up is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month; West Side (properties from Center Street westward to West End Avenue) pick-up is on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month; and, there is NO pick-up on the 5th Wednesday of the month. Brush consists of: leaves, tree limbs, grass clippings, hay, corn stalks, organic matter; which can be bagged, put in cans or tied in bundles of no more that 40 Lbs. or 4 feet in length. Please have items ready for pick up by 7:00 a.m.
Come join us for some summer fun! The Borough of Merchantville's Parks and Playgrounds Program begins Monday, June 24th and runs through July 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (closed on 7/4 & 7/5) at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. All children 4-10 years of age are invited to participate. Parents can register children at Borough Hall or on the first 2 days at the Community Center. The cost is $175.00 for residents and $200.00 for non residents - $25.00 discount for each additional child. Please note that children must bring their own snack each day. Notices will be coming home from school next week. For information please contact Patti Fields at 856-986-2191.
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.
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.