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Author: Gary Catrambone

Thank You!

The American Legion appreciates all of the support provided by Delran and neighboring residents.

Trash Update September

September 7: This week, like many others, has proven to be challenging regarding consistent trash collection. Please leave your trash cans at the curb until your trash is collected.

If your trash collection is ever missed on your scheduled day you should:

  • Leave your cans out at the curb if they are not emptied.
  • Report a missed collection, email [email protected] at Public Works.

Please be aware that Public Works closely monitors the situation and reports all issues to Republic and the township administration. Not only are we holding the trash company accountable for missed collections, but we have also been diligent in assessing fines to the trash company when they do not meet the contracted obligations.

NOTE: Posting on Facebook is not reporting to the township. To report a missed collection, email [email protected] at Public Works.

Please visit here often for additional information regarding the ongoing Municipal Solid Waste collection issues.

Roadwork Update 8-25-23

On or about Monday, August 28, 2023, PSE&G is scheduled to begin Pole installations.

The route includes Hartford Road between the intersecting streets of Bridgeboro Road
and Garwood Road, Bridgeboro Road between Hartford Road and Creek Road and
South Bridgeboro Road between Creek Road and Burlington Pike (Route 130).

Read the full letter from PSE&G

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

American Legion Fundraiser

Don’t feel like cooking, we’ve got you covered.

Dine In or Take Out

Sunday, August 6th     4:00pm to 7:00pm

Riverside American Legion Post 146

212 American Legion Drive, Riverside, NJ 08075

Dinner includes Salad, Bread, Spaghetti, Meatballs and Dessert


Adults $10.00 | Children 5-12 $ 8.00 | Children Under 5 Free

Take Out Platter $10.00

Soda, Boost, and Water are available for purchase for $1.00

You can also bring your own beverage!


All proceeds benefit:


Tornado Clean Up

I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to the incredible township staff for their continued clean-up in the aftermath of the tornado. When people reach out to request that the “township” should clear branches, leaves, or parks; most people are unaware that the task falls squarely on the shoulders of our unsung heroes; the Delran Public Works Department. 

After the Delran Police Department, the Delran Fire Department, and Delran EMS are finished addressing our emergency needs due to any weather or other significant event; it is the hard work of the Public Works Department that takes over and brings Delran back to the beautiful community that we are all accustomed to enjoying. 

They do this while continuing to prep the athletic fields, maintaining township properties and vehicles, and they never stop overseeing the contractors that collect the trash and recycling as well as third-party contractors assisting with routine and one-off maintenance. 

I realize that between the natural disaster of last weekend and the road work that was already scheduled, some folks may have been inconvenienced by road closures and school transportation delays. I appreciate the patience of our Delran family as Delran Public Works and others conduct the necessary work to ensure safety and cleanup efforts are completed. 

Additionally, we are expecting another severe storm tomorrow; Thursday, April 6th. Please be vigilant as you navigate the possible debris and storm issues that may occur. 

Finally, I would like to ask all residents that the next time you see those big yellow trucks doing anything on your street, or a DPW employee tending to our parks, playgrounds, or fields; please give them a wave of thanks. They deserve it. 

Don’t forget: Please continue to check in on your neighbors and friends and do what you can to help them. If you are aware of a specific resident experiencing hardship due to the tornado, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] so that I can help direct them to available resources. 

View of Tornado Approaching Delran

Tornado 2023

By now, you have probably heard that the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado, which started in Cinnaminson, crossed over Haines Mill road in Delran on Saturday evening, April 1st. The damage was widespread from Brown Street to Haines Mill Road, the river to the Cinnaminson border and the edge of Moorestown and locations in between. I witnessed more basketball backboards that had snapped than I could count, trampolines in neighbors’ yards, street lights dropped while still lit, and a multitude of damaged siding. What struck me most were the cars buried under trees in several driveways and the downed tree branches stacked as high and wide as one could imagine.  

But, the most amazing story I heard today while visiting many of our neighbors was from the man who ran across the street to help his senior citizen neighbor immediately after her tree had fallen into her home. She was home alone as her husband was in the hospital. Her neighbor, one of his children, and another neighbor’s child found her in tears, stunned and just sitting in her family room. They helped her out of her home and stayed with her until her son came to take her to safety at the home of one of her family members. Today, one of the many tree crews all over Delran was skillfully removing two huge tree trunks that had impaled themselves into her roof. 

Another Delran resident who is new to town said that after fixing his own damaged fence last night, he realized that his neighbor’s fence was also damaged. He and that neighbor’s son fixed the fence last night just after the storm passed. He said that the one good thing that came from the storm last night was that after moving in several months ago, he finally got to meet so many of his new neighbors.

There were many more stories but the last of the many amazing stories that I would like to share here came from an unlikely person. She was a resident of Moorestown who, on her way home from a quick trip to Target, was returning home on Haines Mill Road and was trapped between the downed trees at Conrow Road, the transformer downed near Fox Chase Drive, and the home on Waterford Drive from the story above. On a frantic call to her husband, he said, “Try to find someone who will let you in their house!” With all the lights in that area of Tenby Chase out,  she ran to the door of an unknown resident, knocked, and asked if she could ride out the storm in the safety of their home. They welcomed her in and she was shaken but safe. 

I met her today, back on Haines Mill Road,  climbing up onto what we all call “Sign Hill” to take pictures of the incredible sight of all the downed trees next to the water tower. I said to her, “This is an unbelievable sight, isn’t it?” She replied, “I had to return to the scene after the most terrifying night I had last night!”

There were dozens of other stories that our neighbors shared with me today that made me so proud of our town.  This terrible storm allowed all of us to be the kind of person we often see when our Delran neighbors, friends, and family need our help. I was overwhelmed by reminders today of why I love this town.

Outside of Delran, Cinnaminson encountered its own similar damage, including Lakeview Cemetery, experiencing closure on Palm Sunday for what might be the first time in its existence. So many in our Delran family felt the magnitude of what happened last night by that closure. The next few days will be difficult for residents as we approach Passover and Easter and work to repair and rebuild from this natural disaster. Some residents have been displaced from their homes, and some are still awaiting the restoration of power from PSEG. 

I have begun the process of authorizing overtime for our Public Works employees and Delran Police Department to continue cleanup efforts and maintain safety due to downed power lines and other concerns. I will be working alongside our township administrator, Joseph Bellina, to ensure that the State of NJ Office of Emergency Management, FEMA, and other necessary departments are actively engaged and all resources will be made available to assist our residents with repairs, and that those who were displaced from their homes due to extreme damage will have all available resources and help available. 

I would like to thank the many tree services, including Nelson Tree Service who were on Haines Mill road for 12 hours, Delran Fire Department, Delran EMS, the Delran Police Department, and most especially all Delran neighbors, friends, and family who have spent the last two days demonstrating what it means to be a part of our Delran family, working around the clock to assist one another. 

Please continue to check in on your neighbors and friends and do what you can to help them. If you are aware of a specific resident experiencing hardship as a result of this natural disaster, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] so that I can help direct them to available resources. 

Haines Mill Rd. – UPDATE

Mar. 31, 2023 9:00 PM Update – The water repairs are completed and the water is back flowing. The water company has advised us that they will have additional work to complete on another day.

Attention to Residents and Businesses in the vicinity of: Haines Mill Road

On or about Monday, April 3, 2023, Earle will be performing work on the above-mentioned street(s). Work will last for a period of 4 business days from 7am-5pm (weather pending) and will consist of the pavement resurfacing of Haines Mill Road, from Conrow Road to US Route 130. Additionally, the project includes the reconstruction of ADA curb ramps, select concrete curbs, the reconstruction of select driveway aprons, traffic line striping, and other associated work as needed.

All activities are weather-pending. We appreciate your understanding while we proceed with these improvements. Please follow all signage when operating your vehicle, and please use complete caution when walking/driving through our work areas. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. If canceled due to weather, the schedule will be delayed 1 day.

During hours of construction, please be advised traffic will be limited. Traffic to all homes/businesses will be available, although, there will be no direct parking in the designated construction areas. Please follow all road signs and obey traffic officers.

CAUTION: Please have all vehicles moved off the road[s], during the hours of 6am to 6pm. Any vehicles remaining on the roadway run the risk of being towed by the local PD. Any damage to personal property must be documented with an Earle supervisor on the day of the incident.

Thank you.

All emergency and school vehicles will have direct access to and through the worksite as needed.

For additional information during construction, contact:

Ivan Delgadillo with Earle Asphalt Company at 732-308-1113 x 229

Water Notice – UPDATE

This is an update notification from New Jersey American Water. The conservation notice for your area has been lifted as of Tuesday, March 28. Treated water from our Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant is not impacted by the chemical spill that occurred early Saturday morning in Bristol, Pa. 

We continue to monitor the source water and perform water quality tests at various points in the treatment process and throughout the distribution system.For more information or to see a map of the affected area please go to and click on ‘Alerts’. We appreciate your cooperation during this time.

Esto es un aviso importante sobre su servicio de agua y/o alcantarilla. Para asistencia en Español, por favor llame New Jersey American Water al 1-800-272-1325.

Turkish Earthquake

Delran enjoys the many diverse contributions to our community that our Turkish residents provide. Many people have asked how they could help the victims of this natural disaster. You can make a donation by scanning the QR Code below to support the victims in Turkey.