Monthly Archives: February 2017

Seminar On March 16 Helps Families Save For College

Paying for college is a major concern for families. According to data from U.S. News and World Report, the average tuition and fees of attending a private college in for the 2016-2017 school year is $33,635, a more than three percent increase from last year. While significantly less, even attending a public, in-state school is pricey, with an average cost of $9,130 this year. And the average total debt of 2015 graduates who took out loans was $29,411. It’s getting harder and harder to save for college; and many families don’t know where to begin.

A special seminar, “How to Pay for College,” hopes to change that. Held on Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd., this free event covers the fundamentals of funding college, distilling the complicated world of scholarships, grants, work-study, and student loans into the basics that every family needs to know.

For more information, e-mail or call (856) 438-0102.

Streamlining The Abandoned/Vacant Property Process, Making It Easier

By Tracey Howarth, Pennsauken Township

One of the goals for the Township’s vacant property program was to streamline and simplify the whole process from beginning to end. Well, we have just about completed that goal.

Fairytale Tea Party Held On February 25

Pennsauken High School’s cast of the spring musical, “The Wedding Singer,” will host a whimsical fairytale tea party on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Pennsauken High School cafeteria, 800 Hylton Rd. Some of your favorite fairytale characters and pirates will interact with guests and be available for photo opportunities. Kids are encouraged to dress up like their favorite characters and enjoy games, sing-a-longs, other activities and more. Cakes, cookies, brownies, juice, tea, hot chocolate, and more will be served. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 10 and under.

Spring Semester In Pennsauken Off To A Great Start

By Dr. Ronnie Tarchichi, MEd2., M.S., M.B.S., Superintendent, Pennsauken Public Schools

February and the spring semester is upon us. We have had a wonderful and diligent school year thus far. Thank you to the administrators, teachers, parents, and students for their hard work during the New Year. I encourage everyone to stay upbeat and positive as we approach this semester and standardized testing. Let’s show our students that there is no mountain too high for them to climb, either physically or academically.

New Changes For Board Of Education Meetings

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Jennifer Slattery; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young

Over the past several months, the Pennsauken Board of Education has been discussing various options to improve the efficiency of our monthly meetings. Recently, the Board has adopted two changes that we believe will help us achieve this goal.

AARP Tax Help For Seniors Runs Through April 13

New Processes Require Residents To Bring Additional Materials

By Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors.

The Pennsauken Free Public Library will once again be hosting AARP Tax Help sessions. This free service will be available in the Library’s Community Room, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Township Committee Holds Reorganization Meeting

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

An annual rite for Pennsauken’s municipal government, the Township once again held its reorganization meeting on Jan. 4, swearing in its newly-elected officers and selecting the organization’s leadership for 2017.

Friends Of The Library Hold Second Annual Valentine’s Day Cookie Sale

By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

February: a month to celebrate presidents and precedents. And while Presidents’ Day gives many of us a well deserved day off, Valentine’s Day is a tried and true old standard for lovers everywhere. Last year, the Friends of the Free Public Library added what we hope will soon become a February precedent for Valentine’s Day aficionados: our second annual Valentine’s Day Cookie Sale. On Saturday, Feb. 11, starting at 11:00 a.m., we’ll fill up the tables in the Library’s lobby with home-baked cookies, just in time for gift giving to all those special someones on your list. And at just one dollar a bag, you can fill a basket full of cookies. Come early, though. We usually sell out fast; and once they’re gone, oh well…

Pennsauken Public Schools Closed February 9


There’s Always Time For Flowers… Chocolate… And Planning

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works

In the U.S., 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts. Although I will neither confirm nor deny whether or not this fact applies to me, I can report that the Public Works Department is in planning stages for this year’s activities. While our annual budget proposal process has been completed, we turn to the late winter/early springtime projects that are quickly approaching. Inclement weather can keep our crews unable to safely or efficiently operate. The “slow” days after snow has fallen and plowing is complete prevent us from taking a dead tree down or replenishing playground mulch in a park. We use this time to perform preventative maintenance services on our vehicles, equipment, and facilities.

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