Monthly Archives: July 2017

Working To Keep Pennsauken Mosquito-Free

By Gary Burgin, Pennsauken Township Building Department

It’s that time of the year that everyone dreads: “mosquito season.” Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but can carry diseases such as West Nile and Zika viruses. Breeding grounds for mosquitoes are anywhere there are still waters. Common breeding areas include bird baths, old tires, or open containers such as cans, jars, and bottles that can hold as little as an ounce of water. Hollow trees, water gardens, ponds without fish, and other large bodies of standing water are culprits as well. Even wading pools and drainage ditches can be hosts for mosquito larva.

PYACT Performs “Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr.” July 21-23

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

The Pennsauken Youth Action Committee’s performance of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will be held at the air conditioned Intermediate School, 8125 Park Ave., Pennsauken, on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m., as well as Sunday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors and will be available at the door.

Pennsauken Library Working Through Air Conditioning Issues

Submitted By The Pennsauken Free Public Library

If you’ve visited the Pennsauken Free Public Library recently, you may have noticed it’s been a little… warm. That’s because the air conditioning system at the Library has failed.

For the last several weeks, the Township has been working on replacing the entire system, as well as installing new duct work to more effectively cool the Library. Since this is a municipal allocation of funds, the process takes longer than it would for a business or a residence. In the meantime, we’re doing what we can to make both patrons and staff as comfortable as possible until the new system is in and operational.

Currently, there are almost a dozen individual air conditioning units installed throughout the building in key areas. We are hoping these units will make things more comfortable inside the Library on hotter summer days. During times of extreme heat and humidity, the Library may have unexpected closures.

Residents are encouraged to call the Pennsauken Free Public Library at (856) 665-5959 before any visits on warmer days to ensure that the building is open. You can also visit the Pennsauken Free Public Library on Facebook for daily updates as well.

We apologize for any inconvenience this issue causes our patrons. Both the Library and the Township are doing everything possible to get things cooler as soon as possible.

The MPWC And The Pennsauken Fire Department: A Healthy Partnership

By Julissa Hernandez and Sean Fitzgerald

From time immemorial, the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission and the Pennsauken Fire Department have shared a strong and beneficial bond. Whether it is maintaining our infrastructure and fire hydrants to support the fire department’s mission of providing fire suppression, or the fire department assisting in our confined space emergency drills, a level of mutual respect and admiration has existed between the two entities.

Keeping Dogs, Residents Safe In Pennsauken

The companionship and affection you get from “man’s best friend” is something pretty special. And with the warmer weather, there’s nothing dogs like to do more than to go outside and run around, play fetch, and defend their home from every squirrel in the neighborhood.

This time of year also brings some challenges for dog owners. As the temperature gauge rises, you hear more stories of dogs getting out of back yards or slipping past owners when the front door opens. You’ll also find a lot of flyers with lost dogs stapled to telephone polls around town. Some of these tales have happy endings. Others do not. From dog bites to hit and runs, these scenarios can lead to tragedy for both pet and owner.

Open Enrollment For Housing Choice Voucher Program Begins July 10

The Pennsauken Housing Authority announces that open enrollment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program runs online from Monday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m. until Friday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Pre-applications for rental housing assistance will be accepted from very low-income residents and households based on the income limits established by HUD. Pre-applications will be selected by lottery to be placed on the waiting list. You must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Only one pre-application per household will be accepted.

Pre-applications can be submitted online with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet. For additional information about the online pre-application process, please visit the Housing Authority web page at

Pre-applications will be accepted online ONLY. NO pre-applications will be accepted at the Housing Office. To apply online, go to during the open enrollment period and follow the instructions on the Home page to submit a pre-application. This is the only way to start the application process.

Camden County Holds Senior Citizen Legal Workshops

By Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors.

The Camden County Board of Freeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Senior and Disabled Services, and the Surrogate’s Office announce free legal workshops for senior and disabled residents of Camden County. Those attending these workshops receive, at no cost, a last will and testament, an advance directive for health care (living will) and power of attorney (POA).

Summertime Crime Prevention Tips For Residents

Information Provided By Pennsauken Township and The Pennsauken Township Police Department

To help residents reduce their risk of being the target of a crime during warmer weather, Pennsauken Township and the Pennsauken Township Police Department offer a variety of simple, yet effective tips.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority Visits Edison Retail Solutions In Pennsauken

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

As part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the financing programs offered to support businesses across the state, EDA CEO Melissa Orsen visited Pennsauken’s Edison Retail Solutions on Suckle Highway.

Bayada Home Health Care Opens Its Doors In Pennsauken

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Sledgehammers in February were replaced with ceremonial scissors in June, as executives from Bayada Home Health Care, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, and Township officials helped to officially open the home health care agency’s new facility on Haddonfield Rd. in Pennsauken.  

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