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#uKNIGHTed

On June 4th, Merchantville School's Chief Administrator, Scott Strong, published a letter to acknowledge the senseless murder of George Floyd and express the district's unequivocal commitment to empowering students with the skills and voice to make a change and stand up for what they believe is right. MES provides an environment promoting “No Place For Hate” where people are not only tolerant, but accepting of diversity. Students and teachers stand #uKNIGHTed in making the world…

Happy 146th Birthday!

June is the month we celebrate Merchantville's birth in 1874! While current circumstances have caused states to ban public gatherings, such as parties and celebrations, let's toast the founding of our small but strong borough 146 years ago and, honor the efforts of the many public servants, volunteers and business…
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Retail Co-Op Reopens

On Friday, June 5th, Ryan's Retail, at 22 North Centre Street, held a Grand Reopening to celebrate resumption of business beginning June 10th, when their hours will be Wednesday through Saturday from 10-6 p.m.. Customers were able to peruse and purchase lots of new products like snow peas, bunching onions and fresh herbs from Black Sheep Farm, spa sets by Bear Soaps, fresh chicken and duck eggs from Farm Fresh Butt Nuggets, knitted goods from …

Mother's Day 2020

Happy Mother's Day 2020 to moms, grandmoms and great-grandmoms. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May. In most…
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The Borough Brief - May 2020

The May edition of The Borough Brief contains updates on Borough of Merchantville happenings. Please subscribe to this digital newsletter by entering your email address in the box on the front page of the Borough's website. Articles in this edition include the mayor's latest Covid-19 message, the importance of completing your census online, an interview with Laura Panarello on the frontline, grant funds for rails-to-trails, renovations to the Community Center park and information on local…
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Hometown Hero on the Frontlines of Covid-19

Merchantville is filled with neighbors going the extra mile to help each other and the community. It is also home to frontline workers like lifelong Merchantville resident Laura Panarello. As an assistant nurse manager for Virtua Health’s satellite emergency rooms in both Camden and Berlin, Ms. Panarello is familiar with the impact Covid-19 continues to have on our area. She took a few moments to speak with me about this time and how the hospital,…

The Borough Brief - April 2020

Hot off the presses! On April 1st Mayor Brennan introduced The Borough Brief - a digital newsletter containing updates on Borough of Merchantville happenings. Please subscribe on the front page of the Borough's website. Articles in this first edition include conducting virtual Council meetings, how to track the spread of coronavirus across the state by county on the dashboard at NJ DOH, the re-opening of The Blue Monkey Tavern and some ideas on how you…
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Message from Mayor Brennan 4/20/20

Mayor Brennan provided an update to the community about the Covid-19 status in the Borough. He reminded residents that Merchantville's parks, sports fields and the multi-use path are all closed at this time and while he feels and understands the frustration with these closures and desire to exercise it continues…
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Easter Candy Galore

Aunt Charlotte's Candies is full of delicious Easter goodies, pretty giftware and many beautifully decorated baskets! You can call in an order to be picked up - pay by credit card over the phone and ring the door bell on the side of our building - and a sales girl…
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Borough Census 2020

Census 2020 starting April 1, 2020 means Merchantville Counts Too! MerchantvilleTambienCuenta! It's Easy. Es Facil. It's Safe. Es Seguro. It's Important. Es Importante. Between March 12-20: Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online…
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1st Friday Themes Announced

Mark your Calendars for our 2020 First Friday Markets Season. Downtown Merchantville will host markets each month from June to October with food trucks, vendors, live music, movies and fun for the whole family. Announced themes for this year are May 1st 'Merchantville Art Walk', June 5th 'Summer Kick-Off Bash',…
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