Monthly Archives: June 2017

Photos From This Week’s Haddon Point Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking At Pennsauken Mart Site

After over a decade of false starts and frustration, it’s actually happening: ceremonial shovels will dig into the ground at the old site of the Pennsauken Mart today, ushering in the start of the Haddon Point construction project.

STEP Soccer To Hold Summer Training Camp

STEP Soccer Summer Camp is back with a whole new training curriculum to help children ages 4-16 create a passion for the game of soccer. STEP Soccer was founded in 2016 by Pennsauken’s own Frank Tweneboa, Kutubu “Kip” Kpolie, and Billy Snyder. This collaboration of experience and mentorship has been brought together to pass down to the next generations of leaders on and off the field.

Sessions are held at the Pennsauken Recreational Sports Complex, located on Bethel and Westfield avenues. Camp dates are as follows:

  • Monday, June 26 through Thursday, June 30, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 8-16
  • Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., ages 8-16
  • Monday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 10, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 8-16
  • Saturday mornings, July 1 through Aug. 19, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., ages 4-7

For more information, e-mail or visit

Obituary: Carol Fowler, Lifelong Pennsauken Resident, Community Staple

Carol A. Fowler, a lifelong Pennsauken resident, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her home. She was 72.

A Triton HS Graduate, Carol retired as the Director of Administration for the Pennsauken Police Dept. after over 25 years of service. Deeply dedicated to her community, Carol was a member of the Pennsauken Elementary School PTA, Past Cheerleading President and Coach of PYAA, Past VP of PYAA, Head Cheerleading Coach of Pennsauken HS, Past President and member of the Pennsauken Board of Education, and member of the Camden County Democratic Committee.

She is survived by three loving children, Adrienne Fowler, Wayne Fowler (Susan), Travis Fowler (Jennifer); seven cherished grandchildren, Caroline, Hayden, Brenden, Gabriel, Ronan, Luke, Vienna; and a beloved sister, Nina Brown-Priest.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Ave., Merchantville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Thursday at Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church, 43 West Maple Ave., Merchantville. Entombment will follow in Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to a scholarship established in her honor.

Pennsauken High Indoor Guard To Hold Car Wash Fundraisers

Summer Storms, Yard Debris And Tree Contractor Precautions

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works

Friday, June 23 will mark the second anniversary of the short but expansive storm our region sustained damage from. You may recall that day, when massive winds came through for about 20 minutes, leaving its impact on a majority of our town, causing trees to fall into streets and homes, ripping electrical service cables off of homes, and creating tons – and I mean tons – of tree debris. The Pennsauken Office of Emergency Management submitted documentation of Public Works overtime records, along with other Township departments, to FEMA for reimbursement of the unplanned expenses.

Congressman Norcross Community Service Office Hours Held At Pennsauken Library On June 21

Congressman Norcross’ District Office staff will be available on Wednesday, June 21 at the Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd., to assist residents with any issues they are having with a federal agency, including the VA, Medicare, Social Security, IRS, Department of Education, immigration, HUD, and others. There will also be representatives from various other organizations to provide information on general services and programs they offer. For more information, click here.

The Food Bank of South Jersey Seeks Volunteers to Help Feed 8,000 Children This Summer

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is seeking volunteers to assist in preparing, packing, and delivering a half million meals to 8,000 low-income children through their Summer Meals Program (SMP). FBSJ staff will rely on volunteers to assist in a variety of tasks including preparing and packing meals, sorting food items, and site monitoring.

Obituary: Denis Collopy, Pennsauken Native

Pennsauken native Denis Collopy passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2017, after a brief illness. He was 43.

Denis was the devoted and adoring son of Dennis and Kathleen (Wells); loving husband of Elizabeth (Mattioni) and father of Andrew; brother of Amy (Reid) and Katie; brother-in-law of Jeffrey Reid; uncle of Sydney and Jacob Reid; and loving grandson of Dorothy Amos.

Denis attended Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic School, Camden Catholic High School, and was a graduate of Rutgers University. A die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, Denis had a particular love of baseball, which he shared with Andrew. Dedicated to his family, Denis would visit his parents in Pennsauken and cheer on his niece and nephew on the soccer field. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A remembrance of Denis’ life will be held Wednesday June 21 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirk & Nice Funeral Home, 80 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting, Pa 19462. A service will be held Thursday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Pa 19118. A memorial mass will be held July 15 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville, N.J. 08109.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Peter Roman Catholic School (address above) in Denis’ name.

Bike Ride Along Merchantville Rail Trail Held On June 17

The Pennsauken Environmental Commission and the Pennsauken Bike Share program are sponsoring a bike ride along the Merchantville Rail Trail on Saturday, June 17. Starting at 9:00 a.m. at the gazebo along the trail at Centre St. and Chestnut Ave., the ride showcases the Township’s Bike Share program, which allows adult residents to obtain bicycles for use throughout the year. The event will also highlight efforts to expand the current one-mile trail into Pennsauken in both directions.

Participants can bring their own bicycles or ride one of about 20 adult bikes made available by the Bike Share program for the day of the ride.

Bike sharing programs had their start in Europe in the 1960s and gained popularity in America in the mid-2000s. Bikes from Pennsauken’s Bike Share program are used bicycles donated by residents throughout Camden County that have been refurbished by volunteers of the Camden County Bike Share program in Cherry Hill.

For more information, please contact Elwood Martz at or (856) 665-1000, ext. 151.

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