Monthly Archives: October 2017

Township Building Department To Close For Filing Work

The Pennsauken Township Building Department will be closed at various times during the next two weeks for comprehensive filing. This work is being staggered so as to cause the least amount of inconvenience.

The Building Department is closing on the following days:

Tuesday, Oct. 24 – Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 31 – Noon to 4:30 p.m. (will be open for trick or treaters visiting the Township Building)

Thusday, Nov. 2 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Camden County Mosquito Commission To Spray In Pennsauken

The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“Although it may be fall, that doesn’t mean that mosquitoes won’t continue to be a threat,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “It is still important to check your yard for the presence of standing water.  Removing standing water where mosquitoes can thrive will protect your family from the pests, and will assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The commission will conduct spraying on October 20 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations in Pennsauken:

Pennsauken Township

  • Bannard Ave
  • Stow Rd
  • River Rd
  • Union Ave
  • Bridgeview Ave
  • Adams Ave
  • Zimmerman Ave
  • Morgan Ave
  • Curtis Ave
  • Velde Ave
  • Engard Ave
  • Delair Ave

“The commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said.  “If a pool tests positive, the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

“Although there have been no locally transmitted cases of Zika Virus from mosquitoes reported in New Jersey at this time, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services is working closely with the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health to actively monitor the situation,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days.  All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

  • Swimming pools are a common problem.  All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free.  Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant.  Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
  • Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
  • Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk.  Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers.  The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:

  • Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water.  Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
  • Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
  • Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
  • Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
  • Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
  • Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down.  If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
  • Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
  • Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
  • Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
  • Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or skeeters@camdencounty.com.

PMAC Beef And Bowl Held On October 21

The Pennsauken-Merchantville Area Chamber of Commerce (P.M.A.C.) is hosting a special Beef and Bowl event on Saturday, Oct. 21. Held from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Pinsetter Bar and Bowl, 7111 Maple Ave., Pennsauken, the event features four hours of bowling and shoe rental; buffet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; VIP lounge and cash bar; door prizes; and more.

“We’re excited to host this event at Pinsetter Bar and Bowl,” says Ann Marie McCusker, president of P.M.A.C. “This is not a business networking event. We’re inviting the community to join our members for a fun night out.”

Tickets are just $25 per person; proceeds will go to support P.M.A.C.’s mission to promote local business growth in the community.

For tickets and additional information, contact Nancy Ellis at pmac1team@gmail.com or (856) 438-0833.

Local Halloween Events

In addition to the annual Haunted Hay Ride and the upcoming Touch-A-Truck/Trunk or Treat at Pennsauken High School, there are several other community events that celebrate this spooky time of year.

Town Hall, Freeholder Meeting Held In Pennsauken On October 19

The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be holding a Town Hall and Freeholder meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Camden County Boathouse, 7050 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken.

Touch-A-Truck And Trunk Or Treat Event Held On October 29

The Pennsauken School District and the Pennsauken Education Association are hosting a joint trunk or treat and touch-a-truck event on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Pennsauken High School, 800 Hylton Rd.

Pennsauken’s Riverfront Village Receives Housing Revitalization Award

The Riverfront Village at Pennsauken was one of four real estate development projects honored with Governor’s Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards at the 2017 Annual Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development.

Obituary: David Frost

David Frost

David L. Frost, 83, of Brigantine, formerly of Pennsauken, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017. Born in Camden, N.J., Dave dedicated over 40 years to the Camden School System, serving as a teacher, guidance counselor and, lastly, an administrator. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Connie (nee Cambern), whom he met in Texas while serving in the United States Air Force in 1956.

Detectives Seeking Assistance In Identifying Vehicle

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Pennsauken Township Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle.

The vehicle shown below was possibly used during a home invasion that occurred at approximately 2:24 p.m. on October 3, 2017 on the 7500 block of Baxter Avenue in Pennsauken Township.

The suspects who entered the home are described as Hispanic males, wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black pants. The driver of the vehicle was described as a white or Hispanic male with a heavy build and a beard.

Members of the public should not approach the vehicle or attempt to apprehend these suspects, but should call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is urged to contact one of the following numbers:

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Peter Longo at (856) 580-5854 or Pennsauken Police Detective Aerika Long (856) 488-0080.

“Back The Blue” Jeep Ride Held On October 14

A community event planned for tomorrow is designed to be a show of support to local law enforcement.

The second annual “Back the Blue” Jeep Ride will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14; last year, over 100 jeep owners gathered at the Cherry Hill Mall and then traveled to the police stations in several communities to thank officers for their dedicated service.

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