Rev Your Engines For The Twenty-Fifth Annual Car, Bike, And Craft Show

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor One of the Township’s most popular, annual events – the Car, Bike, and Craft Show – turns 25 this year. Held along a portion of the “Maple More »

Camden County To Begin Repaving Of Westfield Avenue

Revised on Sept. 6. This month, Camden County will begin road construction on Westfield Ave. from 42nd Street to Tinsman Avenue. More »

Pennsauken Prepares For Annual Car Show, Harvest Festival

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor In addition to Pennsauken’s summertime 125th birthday bash, the Township is preparing for two of its annual community events: the Car, Bike, and Craft Show and the More »

PSE&G To Begin Tree Trimming In Pennsauken

Beginning on or around August 14, 2017, contractors from PSE&G will start tree trimming along power lines throughout Pennsauken. This maintenance will enable PSE&G to keep their power lines clear and ensure More »

Fourth Annual Pennsauken Job Fair Scheduled For September 28

Pennsauken Township, the Business, Industry, and Government Council of Pennsauken, and Living Faith Christian Center are hosting the Township’s fourth annual job fair on Thursday, Sept. 28. More »

“We Shall Never Forget:” Pennsauken Observes 9/11

Camden County Prosecutors, Pennsauken Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Pennsauken Township Police Chief John Coffey reported a homicide on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Pennsauken Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a man who had been shot in the area of the 7000 block of Stockton Avenue in Pennsauken at approximately 5:25 p.m.

When officers arrived, they located the victim, Jerry Mass, 26, of Camden, deceased on the floor of an apartment from an apparent gunshot wound.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Pennsauken Township Police Detective Sergeant Warwick at (856) 488-0080.

Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

American Legion Auxiliary Donates Benches To Memorial Monument

By Bernie Kofoet, F.W. Grigg American Legion Post 68

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is donating two benches as part of overall enhancements to the World War I Memorial located in Merchantville’s Wellwood Park. One bench will have an inscription remembering the victims of the attack on our country that happened on September 11, 2001; the other inscription will remember the veterans of Post 68.

Earlier this year, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 applied for and received a September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service, an organization dedicated to improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering. One of just 50 grants provided annually – and the only one given in New Jersey – the funds were used to purchase two benches for the World War I monument located in Wellwood Park. One bench will have an inscription remembering the victims of the attack on our country that happened on September 11, 2001; the other inscription will remember the veterans of Post 68.

The monument in Wellwood Park, which remembers Merchantville residents who had served their country in World War I, was dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1921. In preparation of the centennials marking the end of World War I in 2018; and the founding of the American Legion and the establishment of the Frederick W. Grigg Post 68 in 2019, a coalition of different organizations have come together to make enhancements to the monument.

The first part of this restoration project will be dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:00 a.m., at Wellwood Park, located at the corner of Maple and Linden avenues in Merchantville. The public is invited to join this special dedication.

Pennsauken’s Wright Encourages Students To “Push Through” Adversity

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Pennsauken native Jasmyn Wright and her third grade class in North Philadelphia have gained international notoriety after their empowering YouTube video went viral.

Pennsauken Township Holds Donation Drive For Hurricane Victims

In response to those who are affected by the recent hurricanes, Pennsauken Township, in conjunction with the town’s police, fire department, and EMS, is holding a special donation drive to help those in need.

Camden County To Begin Repaving Of Westfield Avenue

Revised on Sept. 6. This month, Camden County will begin road construction on Westfield Ave. from 42nd Street to Tinsman Avenue.

Pennsauken Prepares For Annual 9/11 Observance

Volunteers are needed to assist with Pennsauken’s annual observance of the terrorist attacks committed on September 11, 2001.

Each year, 2,997 American flags, one for each individual who lost their life during the attacks, are placed throughout Pennsauken’s 9/11 Memorial, located at the corner of Merchantville Ave. and Rt. 130, across the street from the Township’s Municipal Building and the Pennsauken Free Public Library.

Volunteers are needed to help distribute the flags on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11:59 p.m. and remove them on Monday, Sept. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Those wishing to participate on either day are asked to arrive by 11:45 p.m.

Pennsauken’s 9/11 monument was first dedicated on Sept. 11, 2003, as a tribute to the heroes of 9/11, as well as direct responders such as police, fire and EMS, who serve every day to protect American citizens in the communities where they live. In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a steel beam from the World Trade Center North Tower was dedicated as a permanent part of the memorial.

Pennsauken Historical Society Hosts First Sundays, Fall Festival, Special Presentation

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, Pennsauken Historical Society

This month’s first Sunday falls on Sept. 3, Labor Day weekend, and our Township’s historic connection to Labor Day will be marked as both our homes for history are open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., featuring an exhibit of Labor Day history and memorabilia at Griffith Morgan House. Burrough-Dover House will also offer tours and its lovely grounds are always a great spot for recreation or a picnic, especially when the hospitality of the house is available.

Annual Labor Day Wreath Laying Ceremony Held September 1

Labor leaders, public officials and members of the local business community will be on hand Sept. 1 for a wreath laying ceremony at the Peter J. McGuire Memorial, located at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken.

Labor leaders, public officials and members of the local community will gather in Pennsauken on Friday, Sept. 1 to celebrate workers across our country at the annual AFL-CIO wreath-laying ceremony. This annual event has been held for over 120 years at the Peter J. McGuire Memorial, located at Arlington Cemetery, 1620 Cove Rd., Pennsauken, where the labor leader and “Father of Labor Day” is interred. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.

McGuire is known for championing important labor causes that are considered commonplace today, such as the 40-hour work week, days off on the weekend, and child labor laws. His most famous achievement, remains an idea he proposed in May 1882, at the New York Central Labor Union, for a day to be set aside to celebrate the American worker and to celebrate the achievements of the labor movement. In New York that September, the first Labor Day parade and celebration was held. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the law declaring Labor Day as a national holiday.

The current memorial in Pennsauken was sponsored and built by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and dedicated in 1952. In 2016, officials and VIPs were on hand to dedicate a new “welcome wall” to help mark the location of the Peter J. McGuire Memorial.

For more information about Peter J. McGuire and his accomplishments, be sure to read the 2015 article written by Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP columnist and amateur historian, which can be found here.

Back Packs, Prizes Given Away By Mister Softee Of Pennsauken

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Mister Softee of Pennsauken is giving away 40 back packs with school supplies, as well as variety of other prizes during a special back to school/Pennsauken 125th anniversary celebration.

From 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. free raffle tickets will be given out from the windows of the Pennsauken store, located at 3605 Haddonfield Rd. The drawing will be held Thursday evening at 11:15 p.m. Giveaways include back packs with school supplies and a variety of Mister Softee novelties.

No purchase is necessary to enter. One free ticket is given out per household.

For more information, call (856) 662-3787.

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