"I'll take a chocolate coke please."

"I'll take a chocolate coke please." Sentiments like this can be found on the recently created Merchantville Neighbors Uncensored - one of an ever-growing array of community social media pages. This new FB page, managed by Adam Wallace, seems to have sprouted in reaction to an uproar on the Merchantville Neighbors page last July when Lawrence Damian Capua, Sr., a prolific poster of local lore, began to dispense large doses of positivity through his historic memories of Merchantville and nearby communities. For a while his musings brought pleasure to many and a welcome change from many posts on that page. But sadly, that tempered tone was short-lived as some contributors voiced concerns that his "cheerful" posts were co-opting their right to a rowdy debate forum. Turns out those lighthearted posts from an unassuming grocery clerk and former Merchantville High grad had clearly ruffled the feathers of some consummate curmudgeons. There were calls for Merchantville Neighbors moderator, Mike McLoone, to pre-approve, censor or even banish him - Oh, my!  Well, "Lovable Larry" and his swarm of loyal supporters won the day but, "the bloom was off the rose" and it was clearly time to find a more hospitable nest. Enter Neighbors Uncensored, a friendly, welcoming home where local facebook fans can freely reminisce with Larry about life during simpler times untroubled by social media muggings. So, if you're interested in Merchantville and browsing around Facebook to find your "cup of tea" there are a variety of perspectives on pages and groups to test drive including: Borough of MerchantvilleMerchantville Online, Merchantville Living, Merchantville Observer and Merchantville Matters.



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