Monthly Archives: June 2015

Business Networking Event Cancelled

The “Be My Business Neighbor” networking event previously scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 has been cancelled. Plans are to reschedule the event for the fall.BizNeighborLogo2015

Friends Of Library Congratulate Poetry Contest Winners

Winners of the 16th annual Mary W. Levin Poetry Contest

Winners of the 16th annual Mary W. Levin Poetry Contest

The six judges had a tough time choosing the best from among the 341 entries – nearly 100 more than last year – in the Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library’s 15th annual Mary W. Levin Poetry Contest. Students from six Pennsauken schools participated, along with several home-schooled poets and a baker’s dozen of adult entries rounding out the pack. Not only were the poems themselves creative, but equally so were the “vehicles” they came on: literally all sizes and shapes ranging from 5” x 6” scrap paper to an 8” construction paper fir tree. Several even came with accompanying drawings on extra-large 11” x 17” sheets!

The Beginning Of 50 Years Of Historical Work In Pennsauken

BobFisher-HughesBy Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian

“Where I lie down worn out other men will stand, young and fresh. By the steps that I have cut they will climb; by the stairs that I have built they will mount. They will never know the name of the man who made them. At the clumsy work they will laugh… but they will mount, and on my work; they will climb, and by my stair!”

– Olive Schreiner

This passage from an allegory about the pursuit of truth, written in 1890 by a South African woman, was informally adopted as a credo by the first members of the Pennsauken Historical Society, as an expression of their faith that the generations that succeeded them in the community would continue the work of our local history. It also expressed their belief that their work, imperfect as it would be, would benefit those who came after to carry it on. For them, the most important thing was to get the work begun, and cut new stairs for others to go higher.

Four Arrested During Narcotics Raid

Provided by The Pennsauken Township Police Department

On May 18, members of the Pennsauken Township Police Department Detective Division executed a search warrant at 3603 Forrest Ave. in Pennsauken. As a result of the search warrant, a quantity of heroin, manufacturing/distribution materials, and a firearm were recovered from the residence. The following individuals were arrested: Paul Clark, 23 years old, of Pennsauken; Dylan Clark, 22 years old, of Pennsauken; Yasmin Quiles, 19 years old, of Pennsauken; and Bazil Blann, 22 years old, of Edgewater Park.

The search warrant was the culmination of a narcotics investigation conducted by Pennsauken Township Detectives in concert with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Cherry Hill Police Department and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

Patrolman Responds To Medical Emergency

On May 16, Ptl. Delp of the Pennsauken Township Police Department responded to 5720 Rt. 130 for a medical emergency. Through his training and experience, Ptl. Delp determined that the patient, who was unresponsive and barely breathing, was suffering from a heroin overdose. Ptl. Delp administered Narcan and was able to successfully revive the patient, who was then transported to the hospital by Pennsauken EMS.

Keep It Down: Preventing Noise Pollution In Pennsauken

There are many things referred to as the sounds of summer: laughing children playing in the park; the crack of the bat and cheering fans at hometown baseball games; and friendly and sometimes animated conversation around the barbeque. But there comes a point when something stops being music to the ears and turns into noise. To prevent the spread of noise pollution, Pennsauken Township has code in place that helps promote some well-deserved peace and quiet for residents.

Police Department Honors Pennsauken’s Finest Officers

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

During National Police Week, an annual event dedicated to not only honor America’s law enforcement community, but also remember those officers that lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others, the Pennsauken Police Department held a special awards ceremony to recognize the courageous men and women who go above and beyond to protect and serve the Pennsauken community.

Throwback Thursday: Saying Goodbye To A Very Good Boy

It’s a horrible day for a pet “parent” when they lose one of their furry “kids.” Today is the two-year anniversary of Spot, beloved dog of AAP editor, Frank Sinatra, moving on to the Rainbow Bridge. Here’s the story that ran in the August 2013 issue. If you’ve just recently lost a pet, know someone who has, or still has a soft spot for a beloved animal companion from years ago, this is for you.

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

It was in October when they found the tumor in Spot’s lung, coming across it by shear dumb luck. The surgery saved his life, but in actuality, we just bought him some extra time. In April, we began to see the writing on the wall. And by June 4, on the day we all said goodbye to our beloved dog, the doctors said it was a miracle he lasted as long as he did, a true testament to his dedication to the family he loved.

Pennsauken Business Has The Inside “Scoop” On Dog Waste Removal

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Lifelong Pennsauken resident Le Ann Frost had a problem that, well… stunk.

Working as the Regional HR Manager for Macy’s didn’t leave a lot of time for Frost to clean up her dogs’… “deposits” in her backyard. “It was a struggle. You get home at night and it’s dark, and you have a list of things that you have to do. Getting outside to pick up the dog waste, it’s a challenge.”

Community Support Asked For Pennsauken Native

Due to an extremely, overwhelming community response, Brian and his family have requested that their privacy be respected at this time. As such, the video and web site raising funds have been taken down. For those wishing to make general donations to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, click here.

Predators Public Address Announcer Has Pennsauken Roots

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

“Nashville! Let me hear you roar!”

For fans of the Nashville Predators, that’s a familiar phrase uttered by their public address announcer. For many folks from Pennsauken, it’s a familiar voice who says it.

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