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Mt. Ephraim School District Offers Free Programs for Children With Disabilities

Child Find Programs for children with disabilities are available through your local school district.

  • Are for eligible children ages 3 to 21 years
  • Are free (regardless of income)
  • Are staffed by caring, certified professionals
  • Are designed to meet individual student’s needs

Mt. Ephraim Public Schools
225 W. Kings Hwy. Mt. Ephraim, NJ 08059
Phone: (856) 931-7807 ext. 6061

Programas para Niños con Discapacidades

Disponible a través de su distrito escolar local
• Son elegibles para niños de edades de 3 a 21 años
• Gratis (independientemente de los ingresos)
• Cuentan con profesionales que cuidan, certificados
• Están diseñados para satisfacer las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes

Mt. Ephraim Public Schools
225 W. Kings Hwy. Mt. Ephraim, NJ 08059
Fon: (856) 931-7807 ext. 6061

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Application Made to Transfer Liquor License for Guiseppi’s in Mt. Ephraim to Bobby Ray’s BHT, LLC

An application was recently made to the Borough of Mt. Ephraim to transfer the liquor license for Guiseppi’s Restaurant in Mt. Ephraim to Bobby Ray’s BHT, LLC.

The application is a person-to-person transfer to Bobby’s Ray’s BHT, LLC, for the plenary retail consumption license that was issued to Ed Dawn Corp., trading as “Guiseppi’s Restaurant” located at 13 South Black Horse Pike. Bobby Ray Harris is the sole and managing member of Bobby Ray’s BHT, LLC.

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The sign at Guiseppi’s parking lot warned Harwan Movie Theatre patrons not to park in the lot. The Harwan was demolished years ago to make way for the Walgreens at the corner of Kings Highway and the Black Horse Pike. (SJO photo)

SJO reached out to Bobby Ray’s Pennsauken Tavern, which is located at 6324 Westfield Avenue to find about what the plans for Guiseppi’s Restaurant are.

Are there plans to convert or renovate Guiseppi’s into a second location for Bobby Ray’s Pennsauken Tavern? Will similar beer and drink specials that are regularly posted on their Facebook page be offered in Mt. Ephraim?

Recent Bobby Ray’s Facebook posts include specials for “Bobby’s Famous Tater Tots” and a Brago Burger made with one-half pound of Angus beef that’s “layered with a tangy slice of pork roll, crisp scrapple, and a fried egg, smothered in cheese and secret Brago sauce.”

Bobby Ray’s also recently began offering “Flights” — four flights of craft drinks for $10. “Perfect for when you want to try a new one or you just can’t pick a favorite,” a recent post read.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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Film Archive & Preservation Company (With Screening Rooms) Proposed for Mt. Ephraim

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On August 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm, the Mt. Ephraim Land Use Board will hear the application of Harry S. Guerro for property located at 408 and 410 West Kings Highway.

According to a Legal Notice that was published on July 30, 2019, preliminary and final major site plan approval is sought for the renovation of property that will “serve as office space for a film archive and preservation company to include two film screening rooms, offered to the viewing public.”

Approval is also sought for the construction of a 5,240 square feet paved parking lot.

Several variances have also been requested, including a use variance for occasional private and public screenings and for special community events.

All documents relating to the application are on file and may be inspected by the public in the Office of the Secretary of the Land Use Board in the Municipal Building.

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Mt. Ephraim PD Plans Fishing & Fun With ‘Cops & Bobbers’ During National Night Out

For National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, the Mt. Ephraim Police Department has planned an evening of fishing and fun with their “Cops and Bobbers” event at Haddon Lake Park.

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Everyone is welcome to bring their fishing gear to join the fun and cast their lines in the water alongside Mt. Ephraim’s finest from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

The event enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

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New Jersey American Water Completes Acquisition of Mt. Ephraim Sewer System

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New Jersey American Water announced on July 2, 2019 that it has completed its acquisition of the wastewater assets of the Borough of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., for approximately $1.4 million.

This municipal-owned sewer system serves approximately 1,800 customers, most of whom already receive water service from New Jersey American Water. The acquisition was approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on June 21, 2019.

“As Mt. Ephraim’s water company for more than a decade and a water provider to the area for over 90 years, we are pleased to expand our relationship with residents as their sewer service provider. Water and sewer is all we do, and we are deeply committed to making improvements to ensure the community’s sewer service is as clean, safe, reliable and affordable as the water service we provide,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water.

The agreement to purchase the system followed a voter referendum that took place in November 2018, in which approximately 80 percent of voters approved the sale of the sewer system to New Jersey American Water.

As part of the acquisition agreement, New Jersey American Water will invest more than $4 million in needed sewer system improvements in the next four years, while freezing current sewer rates for residents for two years and increasing rates no more than 3 percent annually for the three years after that.

“The sale of our sewer system to New Jersey American Water is a big win for the residents of Mt. Ephraim,” said Mt. Ephraim Mayor Joseph Wolk. “By selling the system, we are eliminating uncontrollable sewer costs which have been a major uncertainty in our budget, the company is committed to making $4 million in investments into necessary system upgrades, and the $1.4 million purchase price will be used to reduce the Borough’s municipal debt. This is a great outcome for our residents.”

Customers received information from the Borough about the sale in their most recent sewer bill and they will be receiving additional information in the mail from New Jersey American Water in the coming weeks. A new webpage, Mt. Ephraim Sewer, has also been created on the company’s website under Customer Service and Billing.

Employees who currently work on the sewer system are part of the Borough’s Department of Public Works and will be reassigned within the department for other critical functions.

About New Jersey American Water:

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 46 states.

American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.