Monthly Archives: July 2016

Almost Home Holds Weekly Clinic

Almost HomeAlmost Home Animal Shelter, located at 9140-C Pennsauken Highway, holds an animal clinic every Wednesday from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

“If your dog or cat needs vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm or FELV/FIV testing, flea and tick products, and more, our clinic provides cost-effective services to maintain the health of your pet,” explains Nancy Welsh, owner, Almost Home Animal Shelter.

For more information or questions, call (856) 663-3058.

Pennsauken Vision Survey Results To Be Announced August 19

As part of Pennsauken’s initiative to create a clearly defined vision for the town, an online survey was created to poll residents on their opinions about what’s happening in town. Eighty Pennsauken residents completed the form, sharing their thoughts on everything from municipal services to schools; the results from this survey will be shared with members of Township Committee during the public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and published on the Township’s web site on Friday, Aug. 19.

PennPet Veterinary Clinic Opens In Pennsauken

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

PennPet Veterinary Clinic is a new low-cost surgical outpatient clinic opening in Pennsauken this month, ready to serve the community’s four-legged friends. The clinic is run by Dr. Rebecca Trejo, VMD, who knew at very age that she wanted to take care of animals.

PASA Holds Meeting To Set Direction For Future

By Albert Dadson, AAP Intern

The Pennsauken Alliance on Substance Abuse (PASA) invited the community to a planning meeting on July 19 at the PYAA Field House. Bill Finnegan, coordinator for the group and a teacher at Pennsauken High School, was optimistic about the large turnout by residents who came to help solve the problem of substance abuse in the community.

Pennsauken Residents Awarded Scholarships

Pennsauken residents Jenna Madden and Vanessa Munoz have both been named recipients of $1,500 scholarships from the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund.  

Merchantville Post Office Dedicates Plaque In Memory of Mark Fillari

JudithphotoBy Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist

On a beautiful, blue-skied Wednesday morning, July 12, 2016, at precisely 9:00 a.m., a very special and most loving gathering took place at the Merchantville Post Office in honor of a very special and most loving man: Mark Fillari.

Respecting The Lives Of Those Who Live And Work In Pennsauken

John-KneibBy John Kneib, Mayor of Pennsauken Township

It’s been a crazy summer. The shootings in Baton Rouge, Dallas, Orlando, and St. Paul have made us all take pause and wonder what is going on in our country. Unfortunately, violence is our community is nothing new; and you don’t have to travel far to find it. It’s not just on the evening news. It can be happening right down the street.

Third Annual Pennsauken Job Fair Scheduled For September 15

Pennsauken Township, the Business, Industry, and Government Council of Pennsauken, and Living Faith Christian Center are hosting the Township’s third annual job fair on Thursday, Sept. 15. The event, held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Living Faith Christian Center, located at 2323 Rt. 73 in Pennsauken, will allow job seekers to connect with local businesses and organizations with open positions.

Partnerships Mean Progress On Abandoned And Vacant Properties

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

With this year’s strong push to tackle the issue of abandoned and vacant properties throughout Pennsauken, the Township announced that in just a few months, 51 properties have already been removed from the official abandoned/vacant property list.


LaningobitphotoSteven James Laning, of Pennsauken, passed away suddenly on July 14, 2016. He was 40 years old.

Steven James was the beloved son of Deborah F. Laning (nee Connor) and the late Albert W. Laning, Jr.; loving father of Olivia and Makaelyn; dear brother of David (Tissa) and Jennifer; cherished nephew of Carol Laning, Debra and Joe Fox, JoAnn and Allen Hill, James and Lydia Connor, Bernard and Wendy Connor, Jr., and the late Diana Gavrilenkowsky (Dave); and loving uncle to his four nieces, Ashlyn, Abbie, and Annie Laning, and Arianna Fontaine.

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