Monthly Archives: January 2016

What’s New For MPWC Water Customers In 2016

mpwc2By Michael A. Saraceni, Chief Operating Officer

By now you may have heard that the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission (MPWC) entered the competition for best tasting drinking water at the annual New Jersey Chapter of the American Water Works Association (NJAWWA) conference held in Atlantic City, NJ. Being compared to many other water systems, the judges determined that our water placed first and was the best-tasting! The Commissioners and dedicated employees are very proud of this achievement.

“Pennsauken Night” At WinterFest On January 29


PYAA Spring Registration Begins This Month

PYAA baseball, softball, and soccer will begin taking registration for the spring 2016 season this month. Pennsauken and Merchantville resident boys and girls are invited to join these leagues.

New Merchantville Restaurant Offers Kabobs And More

JudithphotoBy Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist

The newest eatery to grace our beloved Pennsauken/Merchantville area is The Kabob House, located at 7 East Park Ave. in Merchantville, right around the bend from McFarlan’s Market.

Pennsauken’s McFarland Receives Life Achievement Award From Boy Scouts



Mary Anne McFarland, a lifelong Pennsauken resident, has received the Life Achievement Award from the White Horse District of the Boy Scouts of America, which serves all of Camden County, NJ, as well as its 37 municipalities.

Friends To Host New Events For A New Year

By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

The Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library have some great events planned for 2016 that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of Library patrons.

Nominations Open For Camden County Free Roof Giveaway

Rosenblatt Roofing and Siding is now accepting nominations of Camden County residents for its No Roof Left Behind campaign. This nationwide program provides free roofs to local community members in need.

Chamber Of Commerce Extends Business Directory Ad Deadline

PMAC_LogoThe Pennsauken-Merchantville Area Chamber of Commerce (P.M.A.C.) has extended the advertisement deadline for the upcoming 2106 Resource Directory to Monday, Jan. 25.

PSE&G Warns Customers About Increase In Scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is urging its customers to be alert to scams this season. Customers should be cautious of callers who demand immediate payment via a pre-paid card, and wary of phony utility workers showing up at their door to “check a problem.”

The Importance Of Communication In A Digital Age

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Dung Nguyen, Vice President; Armando Diaz; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Allyson Meloni; Leona Moss; Meg Snyder; and Joann Young

It is no secret that social media is changing the way we communicate and interact with others, as well as the way we all learn. Facebook, Instagram, texting, e-mailing, tweeting, and blogs have become an essential part of the way we communicate in our daily life. In fact, one study conducted at the University of California at Berkeley found that social media’s constant and almost instantaneous communication provides an opportunity to improve social skills, helps to develop technology-based skills, and creates new forms of self-expression.

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