Monthly Archives: February 2016

Web Site Raises Awareness About Drunk Driving In New Jersey

The Pennsauken Police Department is helping to further awareness about the issue of drunk driving in New Jersey through their support of an online resource called the New Jersey Open Data Project – Stay Sober NJ. The initiative, created by law firm Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., and spearheaded by partner Steven Benvenisti, who was nearly killed by a drunk driver in college, compiles nine years worth of open source data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s FARS database, from 2005-2013.

Serving A Great Community Here In Pennsauken

John-KneibBy John Kneib, Mayor of Pennsauken Township

Once again, I’m honored to be serving as the mayor of Pennsauken for 2016. It’s a real privilege to be the mayor of such a great community. I’d like to thank Rick Taylor for doing a great job as mayor last year; and I’m glad to have his support as our town’s current deputy mayor. I’m excited to work with each member of our Township Committee in order to tackle issues important to our residents and business owners.

Annual Irish Nite Fundraiser Held On March 5

Balliná will be the musical entertainment at Mary Queen of All Saints’ annual Irish Nite, held on Saturday, March 5 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Balliná will be the musical entertainment at Mary Queen of All Saints’ annual Irish Nite, held on Saturday, March 5 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Mary, Queen of All Saints Parish is hosting its annual Irish Nite fundraiser on Saturday, March 5 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Msgr. Kavanagh Hall, 48th St. and Camden Ave., Pennsauken. The event, which is BYOB, features an evening of great food and fun. Irish music provided by Balliná; beer and set-ups are provided.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Tables of 10 or more can be reserved. Proceeds go directly to support the parish’s annual expenses.

For more information, or to order tickets, call (856) 662-2721.

A Love Affair Long Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

JudithphotoBy Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist

My magnum opus to love in the month of February generally has but two themes: my permanent crush on my husband, Andrew, or my ongoing romance with the Beatles over the last 52 years.

This time it’s different. This time, my friends, it’s a “Star Wars” thing.

Yup. A “Star Wars” thing.

Almost Home Animal Shelter Looks To Close Final Chapter On High Note

Almost HomeFor over ten years, the Pennsauken-based Almost Home Animal Shelter has served our local community, providing refuge and medical assistance to orphaned animals waiting for their fur-ever home. With the ongoing transition to the Animal Welfare Society of Camden County as Pennsauken Township’s animal shelter, Almost Home is working to make sure that all of the dogs and cats currently in their care get adopted before the facility closes its doors for good.

Marco’s At Pennsauken Country Offers Valentine’s Day Specials

Marco’s Restaurant at the Pennsauken Country Club isn’t a members-only facility. They’re open to the public seven days a week. And in February, the full-service restaurant and bar is offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Pennsauken Township Creates Local Board Of Health

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

The Department of Health and Human Services was created by the Camden County Board of Freeholders to provide residents throughout Camden County access to quality health services and programs that are cost effective and responsive to local needs. And while this department provides a wide variety of services, there is also a need on a more basic level to address the health issues of specific communities. That’s why Pennsauken Township, under a mandate by the State of New Jersey, has created a local Board of Health.

Pennsauken, Merchantville Police Participate In Rapid Deployment Training

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

In today’s day and age, the threat of an active shooter looking to cause massive casualties is becoming more and more prevalent. To prepare for these types of situations, should they occur locally, the Pennsauken Township and Merchantville police departments are participating in joint rapid deployment training.

Double Dozen Holds Dessert Cabaret On February 9

Pennsauken High School’s Double Dozen is performing a special evening of musical theatre show tunes on Tuesday, Feb. 9, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the high school’s cafeteria.

For just $5, attendees can enjoy wonderful musical performances; desserts, tea and coffee are included with admission.

“For lovers of Broadway musicals, this is a great event to come to,” says Kathryn Brown, vocal music director at Pennsauken High School. “We’ve got an awesome group of talented kids who love to perform. We hope that the Pennsauken community comes out to support these wonderful students.”

Tickets are available at the door or by calling (856) 662-8500, x5273.

Pennsauken, Camden And Collingswood Receive Grant For Fire Equipment

Pennsauken Township, along with Camden and Collingswood, received an important federal grant to purchase necessary new equipment for their fire departments.

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