Monthly Archives: October 2017

All Around Pennsauken’s 2017 Interactive Trick Or Treat Map!

Thank you to everyone who registered their homes for our 2017 Interactive Trick or Treat Map! We had over 50 homes for our map this year… and we may have more still!

If you’d like to share your address so that trick or treaters can visit your house on Halloween from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. and take all your candy, click here. The cut off for new addresses will be 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31!

Information submitted to the Interactive Trick or Treat Map is solely provided by the general public. All Around Pennsauken is not responsible for any incorrect information provided. Trick or treaters should always be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please use caution and common sense when participating in trick or treating.


Trick Or Treating In Pennsauken 2017

Tomorrow is Halloween! And kids in our community are gearing up for a day of costumes, spooky fun, and treats. To keep Pennsauken’s boys and ghouls safe this Halloween, the Township has an ordinance in place.

Pennsauken has a curfew in place not just on Oct. 31, but this evening as well. During this period, any minor under the age of 16, regardless of where they live, are not allowed out on the streets of Pennsauken after the hour of 8:00 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Your buddy who just turned 18 isn’t going to cut it. It has to be an adult who’s legally responsible for you.

Trick or treating is for kids, not adults. It’s unlawful for anyone over the age of 14 to go out trick or treating, unless you’re acting as a chaperone. And unfortunately, chaperones can’t ask for any candy or treats. They have to wait until they get home to help their kids “sort” the candy. Trick or treating on Oct. 31 runs from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Treats For Troops Collects Halloween Candy For Soldiers And Vets

Dr. “K” Orthodontics, located at 5924 Westfield Ave. Pennsauken, is an official drop-off site for Halloween candy to benefit the Treats for Troops program hosted by Soldiers’ Angels, a national non-profit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and a growing veteran population.

New Jersey Rams Advance To Next Playoff Round

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

With their win against the Cecil County Chaos last Saturday, Pennsauken’s New Jersey Rams have advanced to the next round of the playoffs.

“Our chances of winning the playoffs are pretty high,” says Charles Hook, coach of the Rams. ”

The inaugural year for the Rams, the team went 5-1 in the regular season, securing home field advantage for the playoffs. And the players like their chances.

“I think we’re going to win it all,” says Jacob Parreles, a newly minted Pennsauken resident who plays defensive back.

Many of the players are competing in a semi-pro league for the first time. Parreles had never played organized sports in high school but has a love for the game. Rasheem Lambert, who plays on the offensive and defensive line for the Rams, used to play for Winslow Township in high school and is using this opportunity as a fun way to keep in shape. There are a variety of reasons why the players joined the team, but there’s a bigger reason why they’ve stayed and have a real chance of winning the championship: the Rams have become something more.

“We’re all like family,” explains Lambert. “It brings us together.”

“I joined the team later in the season and everyone took me in like family,” says Dashon “Ju Ju” Burdett, running back. “All of our players have come together.

“It definitely has a family vibe,” adds Darnell Moore, Jr., a defensive end who played for Pennsauken High School and was on the championship Clayton Eagles, the semi-pro team that went undefeated last season. “Everyone has each other’s back. We take care of each other.”

The Rams are appreciative of the support they’ve received from Pennsauken residents. They hope to continue to be of the community and give back. Players and coaches are planning to participate in this year’s holiday parade, walking down Westfield Ave. in their jerseys – and hopefully with a championship trophy.

Players arrive at “Mountain Top Field,” the old P.Y.A.A. football field off of Elm Ave., today, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. Announcements begin at 5:30 p.m. and kick off is at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under.

Martin Luther Chapel Holds Trunk Or Treat On October 29

Martin Luther Chapel will be holding its second annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2:00 p.m., in the school parking lot on Baker Ave. at the corner of Rt. 130. Last year’s event was a BIG HIT, so the school is planning to have even more cars and more people attend this year. Each of the decorated cars will have candy to hand out and games to play! Plenty of photo ops will be available as well. The entire event is FREE for children of all ages in creative costumes to trick or treat in a safe place.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the school gym. On site parking will be accessible on Baker Ave.

This Halloween, Channel 19 Turns Into “Channel Night Scream”

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

It’s no trick. For the fifth year in a row, Pennsauken residents tuning into Channel 19 will be treated to a wide variety of horror movies, from cult favorites to extreme camp.

This Halloween, Pennsauken Television will present “Channel Night Scream,” a day-long horror movie marathon, airing several horror movies available from the public domain. Viewers can watch silent classics such as “Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde,” featuring John Barrymore; cult horror gem “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die;” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” a film that “sucks” on many levels. The programming culminates with George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece, “Night of the Living Dead.”

Halloween programing begins at 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31 and runs 24 hours.

New Jersey Rams Start Playoff Run Tonight

The New Jersey Rams, Pennsauken’s developmental, semi-pro football team finished their regular season in first place and is headed to the playoffs.

The Rams’ first playoff game is this evening, Saturday, Oct. 21, against the Cecial County Chaos from Maryland. The Pennsauken-based team is playing at their home field, which is adjacent to the PYAA athletic fields on Elm Ave.

Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are just $5 for adults, $2 for children. Concessions and team memorabilia will also be available for purchase.

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

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 or (856) 438-0833.

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