Abandoned/ Vacant Property Initiative Year In Review

By Tracey Howarth, Pennsauken Township At the beginning of this initiative, it was agreed that the Township needed to make progress quickly, so we set a few reasonably achievable goals: get a More »

A New Year, A New Board Of Education

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Meg Snyder; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young As we usher in More »

Community Input On Pennsauken’s 125th Anniversary Due January 13

Pennsauken Township is just a little over a month away from a very big birthday. More »

Pricing Changes To Occur For Residents Enrolled In Energy Aggregation Program

Residents Continue To Pay Less Than Those On PSE&G’s Default Service Information Provided By T&M Associates And Talen Energy Talen Energy is informing customers currently enrolled in the Pennsauken Township Community Aggregation More »

Township Committee Reorganization Public Meeting Held On January 4

The Pennsauken Township Committee will hold its annual reorganization meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Pennsauken Country Club on Haddonfield Rd. More »

Abandoned/ Vacant Property Initiative Year In Review

By Tracey Howarth, Pennsauken Township

At the beginning of this initiative, it was agreed that the Township needed to make progress quickly, so we set a few reasonably achievable goals: get a good count of how many properties we had to deal with; map them out for a visual of where the hardest hit areas are; ensure that we had all the necessary resources in place, such as the most up-to-date ordinances to move forward; and identify and hold accountable the banks and property maintenance companies for as many of the vacant properties as we could. Once those goals were achieved, our mission was to put together a comprehensive program that would help to streamline the vacant and abandoned property processes with the ultimate goal being to sell them, rehab them, and occupy them.

So let’s see how we did…

Friends Of The Library Announce 2017 Art Show And Sale

By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

The Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library are excited to announce its 10th annual Art Show and Sale. This year’s show will run from April 23-30, held at the Library’s Community Room.

Camden County Launches Smart911 Technology

The Freeholder Board has launched Smart911 in Camden County to save critical time in emergency situations and encourages county residents to register with the program. Smart911 is a free nationwide service that allows users to create a Smart911 Safety Profile, which provides vital information to emergency dispatchers and first responders during an emergency. Camden County is the first in the state to introduce the technology.

Online Resources Help Keep Pennsauken Residents Informed

Since the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16 is a holiday, does it affect trash pickup? Who do I talk to about a business that doesn’t maintain their property? Who do I call about a question I have about my upcoming court date? These are just some of the questions residents may have this month. Sometimes, finding the answers are easy. Other times, residents may not know where to go to get the information they need. Fortunately, Pennsauken Township has a variety of online tools available that help residents keep informed.

PMAC To Showcase New Web Site At January 11 Meeting

The Pennsauken-Merchantville Area Chamber of Commerce (P.M.A.C.) will be unveiling its new web site at its first networking luncheon of the year, held on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd.

The meeting’s guest speaker will be fellow P.M.A.C. member Joseph Welusz, managing partner and co-founder of Accularis Marketing Solutions, southern New Jersey’s only full-service marketing, advertising and public relations agency.

Fundraiser For Pennsauken Native Held On January 11

Bryson’s Irish Pub, located at 3402 Cove Rd., is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 11 for Pennsauken native Desiree Fantini, who is currently battling breast cancer.

Pennsauken Native Looks For Perfect Match In MTV Reality Show

Pennsauken native Kam Williams is one of 22 contestants looking for love – and a cash prize to go along with it – in season five of MTV’s “Are You the One?,” a show that takes the matchmaking process to a whole new level.

After The Ball Drops, New Year’s Resolutions Soon To Follow

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor 

Santa came and went in a cookie-fueled, toy-laden sojourn ‘round the globe; the giant ball dropped at Times Square at the stroke of midnight January 1, 2017; and we don’t have to listen to Jenny McCarthy blather on for at least another 360 or so days. We are now free to take a deep breath and get ready to pick up the soon-to-be broken pieces of our New Year’s resolutions. They. Just. Don’t. Last.

Pennsauken High School’s Classes of ’62, ’63 To Hold Reunion

Pennnsauken High School’s classes of 1962 and 1963 are holding a reunion on Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant at the Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd.

The cost is $40 per person, $75 per couple. Please make checks payable to “PHS Class of ’62” or “PHS Class of ’63,” based on the attendee’s graduating class. All payments should be sent to Norma Pearlstein Kamis, ’63 at 2337 Finlaw Ave., Pennsauken, N.J., 08109 by Wednesday, March 1.

For questions, contact Norma at (856) 662-7916 or e-mail normatrack@verizon.net. Alumni from these classes are encouraged to share this information with as many of their fellow classmates as possible and visit PHS Sensational 60’s Class Reunions on Facebook for additional details.

CERT Training Held January 13-15

The Camden County Community Emergency Response Team will be conducting a training class from Friday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 15. Learn valuable skills that will enable you to assist families and friends in the event of an emergency. The class will be held at the Mt. Ephraim EOC, located at 508 Lambert Ave., Mt. Ephraim, N.J.  Friday night’s class starts at 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m. Anyone interested in taking the class is asked to register no later than Monday, Jan. 9 at cert@publicsafetycc.com. Please make sure to provide your name, age, and contact information.

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