Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
|Township of Pennsauken|
A Great Place to Grow, Dream and Prosper!
Pennsauken Township highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||February 18, 1892|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Mayor||Tim Killion (D, term ends December 31, 2020)|
|• Administrator||Joseph Palumbo|
|• Municipal clerk||Pam Scott-Forman (acting)|
|• Total||12.13 sq mi (31.41 km2)|
|• Land||10.48 sq mi (27.14 km2)|
|• Water||1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2) 13.59%|
|Area rank||189th of 565 in state|
5th of 37 in county
|Elevation||89 ft (27 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||65th of 566 in state|
5th of 37 in county
|• Density||3,438.9/sq mi (1,327.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||187th of 566 in state|
23rd of 37 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0882157|
Pennsauken Township is a township in Camden County, in the US state of New Jersey, and a suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 35,885, reflecting an increase of 148 (+0.4%) from the 35,737 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 999 (+2.9%) from the 34,738 counted in the 1990 Census.
The exact origin of the name Pennsauken is unclear, but it probably derives from the language of the Lenni Lenape people (a Native American group which once occupied the area) from "Pindasenauken", the Lenape language term for "tobacco pouch". Alternatively, the "Penn" in the township's name refers to William Penn, while "sauk" is a water inlet or outlet.
Pennsauken was home to America's first drive-in movie theater, created in 1933 with the opening of the Camden Drive-In in Pennsauken. It featured the comedy Wives Beware, released in the theaters as Two White Arms.
For 50 years, the township was the home to the Pennsauken Mart, a large multi-vendor indoor market, which was closed in January 2006 to make way for a sports arena/conference complex, however that did not materialize. In its place in 2018 a new high-end luxury apartment complex will be built-Haddon Point. Most of the vendors moved to the Grand Market Place in Willingboro Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 12.13 square miles (31.41 km2), including 10.48 square miles (27.14 km2) of land and 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2) of water (13.59%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Amon Heights, Bethel, Biedemon, Delair, Delair Station, Delaware Gardens, Dudley, East Pennsauken, Fish House, Hillcrest, Homesteadville, Jordantown, Merchantville Park, Morris, Morrisville, North Pennsville and Wellwood.
The township includes Petty's Island, a 392-acre (1.59 km2) island in the Delaware River although most of the island actually sits across a narrow strait from neighboring Camden. Once an oil storage and distribution facility, the island is now the site of a container cargo shipping operation and nesting bald eagles. Petty's Island is currently in the process of being turned over to the State of New Jersey by Citgo to be transformed to a new state park and nature center .
Pennsauken borders Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two municipalities are connected across the Delaware River by the Betsy Ross Bridge which is owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority. In New Jersey, Pennsauken borders Camden, Cherry Hill, Collingswood and Merchantville in Camden County, and Cinnaminson Township, Maple Shade Township and Palmyra in Burlington County.
1930–1990 2000 2010
The 2010 United States Census counted 35,885 people, 12,633 households, and 8,995 families in the township. The population density was 3,438.9 per square mile (1,327.8/km2). There were 13,275 housing units at an average density of 1,272.2 per square mile (491.2/km2). The racial makeup was 47.60% (17,081) White, 26.87% (9,644) Black or African American, 0.59% (210) Native American, 7.72% (2,770) Asian, 0.04% (15) Pacific Islander, 13.59% (4,877) from other races, and 3.59% (1,288) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.91% (9,657) of the population.
Of the 12,633 households, 30.7% had children under the age of 18; 46.9% were married couples living together; 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 28.8% were non-families. Of all households, 23.8% were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.36.
24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.0 years. For every 100 females, the population had 91.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 87.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $57,241 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,957) and the median family income was $65,910 (+/- $3,272). Males had a median income of $47,651 (+/- $3,101) versus $39,229 (+/- $2,035) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,048 (+/- $1,438). About 6.4% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 35,737 people, 12,389 households, and 9,093 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,392.4 people per square mile (1,310.4/km2). There were 12,945 housing units at an average density of 1,228.8 per square mile (474.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 60.10% White, 24.18% African American, 0.35% Native American, 4.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.27% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.34% of the population.
There were 12,389 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the township the age distribution of the population shows 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $47,538, and the median income for a family was $52,760. Males had a median income of $37,652 versus $30,100 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,004. About 6.1% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.
Pennsauken Township is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government, one of 141 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use this form, the second-most commonly used form of government in the state. The Township Committee is comprised of five members, who are elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle. At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor, each serving a one-year term.
As of 2020[update], members of the Pennsauken Township Committee are Mayor Tim Killion (D, term of office on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2020; elected to serve an unexpired term), Deputy Mayor Marco DiBattista (D, term on committee ends 2021; term as deputy mayor ends 2020), Almar "Al" Dyer (D, 2022), Elizabeth W. "Betsy" McBride (D, 2020) and Jessica Rafeh (D, 2021).
In July 2019, the Township Committee appointed Tim Killion to fill the seat expiring in December 2020 that had been held by former Mayor Jack Killion until he resigned from office the previous month; Betsy McBride was selected to replace Jack Killion as mayor. In November 2020, Killion was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.
Federal, state and county representation
Pennsauken Township is located in the 1st Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 6th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Pennsauken Township had been in the 7th state legislative district.
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 6th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by James Beach (D, Voorhees Township) and in the General Assembly by Louis Greenwald (D, Voorhees Township) and Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D, Cherry Hill).
Camden County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose seven members chosen at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year. As of 2018[update], Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. (D, Collingswood, term as freeholder ends December 31, 2020; term as director ends 2018), Freeholder Deputy Director Edward T. McDonnell (D, Pennsauken Township, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as deputy director ends 2018), Susan Shin Angulo (D, Cherry Hill, 2018), William F. Moen Jr. (D, Camden, 2018), Jeffrey L. Nash (D, Cherry Hill, 2018), Carmen Rodriguez (D, Merchantville, 2019) and Jonathan L. Young Sr. (D, Berlin Township, 2020).
Camden County's constitutional officers, all elected directly by voters, are County clerk Joseph Ripa (Voorhees Township, 2019), Sheriff Gilbert "Whip" Wilson (Camden, 2018) and Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer (Gloucester Township, 2020). The Camden County Prosecutor is Jill S. Mayer.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 22,704 registered voters in Pennsauken Township, of which 9,989 (44.0%) were registered as Democrats, 2,263 (10.0%) were registered as Republicans and 10,443 (46.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 9 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 78.4% of the vote (12,200 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 20.8% (3,233 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (135 votes), among the 15,722 ballots cast by the township's 24,313 registered voters (154 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 64.7%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 74.0% of the vote (12,195 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 23.2% (3,824 votes), with 16,485 ballots cast among the township's 21,669 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.1%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 63.7% of the vote (9,384 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 32.1% (4,720 votes), with 14,726 ballots cast among the township's 20,846 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 70.6.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 51.4% of the vote (414 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 44.3% (357 votes), and other candidates with 4.2% (34 votes), among the 915 ballots cast by the borough's 2,793 registered voters (110 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 32.8%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 64.% of the vote (5,594 ballots cast), ahead of both Republican Chris Christie with 28.8% (2,517 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 4.2% (364 votes), with 8,745 ballots cast among the township's 22,497 registered voters, yielding a 38.9% turnout.
The Pennsauken Public Schools serve public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of nine schools, had an enrollment of 4,785 students and 395.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Baldwin Early Childhood Learning Center (103 students in grade PreK), Carson Elementary School (300; PreK-4), Delair Elementary School (386; PreK-4), George B. Fine Elementary School (249; PreK-4), Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (361; K-4), Pennsauken Intermediate School (702; 5–6), Howard M. Phifer Middle School (1,151; 7–8), Alfred E. Burling High School (now 6-12; was 108 in PreK-3) and Pennsauken High School (1,317; 9-12). Beginning in 1972, Merchantville sent its students to attend the Pennsauken district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Merchantville School District; the Merchantville district has sought to end the relationship with the Pennsauken school and send its students to Haddon Heights High School. From 2015 to 2019 Merchantville was phased out of the Pennsauken High School.
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School is a coeducational, private high school for students in grades 9-12, founded in 1954 by the priests and brothers of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (the Pallottines). St. Cecilia School is a K-8 elementary school that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 144.85 miles (233.11 km) of roadways, of which 105.82 miles (170.30 km) were maintained by the municipality, 26.76 miles (43.07 km) by Camden County, 10.27 miles (16.53 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.00 miles (3.22 km) by the Delaware River Port Authority.
Major roads through the township include Route 130, the largest highway through the township, which intersects with Route 73 in the northern part of the township, near the Cinnaminson Township border. Route 90 is a short highway leading to the Betsy Ross Bridge, which connects the township with Philadelphia. Owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority, the bridge stretches 8,500 feet (2,600 m) between abutments and opened to traffic on April 30, 1976. New Jersey Route 38 and Route 70 merge westbound in the eastern part of the township near the Cherry Hill border and U.S. Route 30 at the border with Camden. US 130 and 30 and NJ 38 and 70 converge at the Airport Circle in the southern section of Pennsauken Township.
The township hosts three NJ Transit rail stops. The Pennsauken-Route 73 and 36th Street stations on the River Line offer service between Trenton and Camden. The Pennsauken Transit Center on River Road features a transfer between the River Line and the Atlantic City Line, which provides rail service between Atlantic City and Philadelphia. The station was constructed at a cost of $40 million and opened for commuters in October 2013.
Daily NJ Transit bus service between the township and Philadelphia is available on routes 317, 404, 406, and 409. Additional service to Philadelphia is available through routes 414 and 417, which run on weekdays during morning and evening rush hours. The township is also serviced by intrastate or local routes 405, 407, 413, and 419, as well as express route 418.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Pennsauken Township include:
- Harold Amos (1918–2003), microbiologist and professor, who was the first black department chairman at Harvard Medical School.
- Dotty Attie (born 1938), feminist painter and printmaker whose works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.
- Albert E. Burling (1891-1960), Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1947 to 1960.
- Jack Conners (born 1943), member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1998 to 2011.
- Mary Keating Croce (1928–2016), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly for three two-year terms, from 1974 to 1980, before serving as the Chairwoman of the New Jersey State Parole Board in the 1990s.
- Ron Curry (born 1993), professional basketball player for Krka of the Premier A Slovenian Basketball League.
- Eric Dezenhall (born 1962), crisis management consultant and author.
- George Dempsey (born 1929), former professional basketball player who played five seasons (1954–1959) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors and Syracuse Nationals.
- Vice Admiral Nanette M. DeRenzi, 42nd Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the United States Navy.
- Al Fisher (born 1986), basketball player for Kent State University who was named 2008 MAC PLayer of the Year.
- Carmen M. Garcia, former Chief judge of Municipal Court in Trenton, New Jersey.
- Bill Gosper (born 1943), mathematician and pioneering computer programmer.
- David Griggs (1967–1995), former NFL linebacker.
- Dwight Hicks (born 1956), former player for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Todd McNair (born 1965), former NFL running back who played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers.
- Bill Melchionni (born 1944), former National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player.
- Donald Norcross (born 1958), politician who has represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district since 2014, prior to which he served in the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Delia Parr, author of historical fiction.
- Steven M. Petrillo (born 1958), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1994 to 1996.
- Gary Schaer (born 1951), Council President of Passaic who represents the 36th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Frank Seward (1921–2004), pitcher who played for the New York Giants in 1943 and 1944.
- Stephen M. Sweeney (born 1959), politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2002, where he represents the 3rd Legislative District and serves as Senate President.
- John Taylor (born 1962), wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers.
- Keith Taylor (born 1964), former NFL safety who played for the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins.
- Jersey Joe Walcott (1914–1994), world heavyweight boxing champion from 1949 to 1952.
- William Wesley (born 1964), NBA basketball player associate.
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- About, Pennsauken Township Schools. Accessed May 3, 2020. "The Pennsauken Public School District serves over 5,000 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in one early childhood center, four elementary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school, an alternative high school and a comprehensive high school."
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- Florio, Gwen. "Looking Beyond The School Decision Time To Make Up, Officials Say, After A Decade Of Fussing.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 21, 1992. Accessed December 14, 2014. "Ever since its own high school closed in 1972, the Borough of Merchantville has been sending its public school students to Pennsauken High School."
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- Merchantville School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 1, 2016. "In the Spring of 2015, Merchantville School won a ruling to start a send/receive relationship with Haddon Heights. We continue to work closely with Haddon Heights High School to ensure that our students are well prepared to meet their expectations. We will continue to phase in one grade level at a time into Haddon Heights High School until all high school students are enrolled for the 2018–2019 school year."
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- Betsy Ross Bridge, Delaware River Port Authority. Accessed October 15, 2013.
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- Boyer, Barbara. "New station links two South Jersey rail lines", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 14, 2013. Accessed October 15, 2013. "The $40 million Pennsauken Transit Center that officially opened Monday morning, linking NJ Transit's River Line to its Atlantic City Rail Line, offers more than a quick trip to the Jersey Shore."
- Camden County Bus/Rail Connections, NJ Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 22, 2009. Accessed July 24, 2012.
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- Nagourney, Eric. "Harold Amos, 84, Pacesetter Among Blacks in Academia", The New York Times, March 6, 2003. Accessed July 24, 2012. "Harold Amos was born in Pennsauken, N.J. The second of nine children, he attended a two-room segregated schoolhouse, recalled Howard R. Amos, his younger brother."
- Fensom, Michael J. "5 questions for artist Dotty Attie", The Star-Ledger, February 18, 2014. Accessed June 10, 2014. "Dotty Attie grew up in Pennsauken and moved to New York in 1959, where she has since lived."
- Staff. "Albert Burling, 69, New Jersey Justice", The New York Times, October 31, 1960. Accessed September 18, 2019. "Justice Burling lived in Pennsauken at 5541 Whitman Terrace."
- Balona, Denise-Marie. "Jack Conners Is Sworn In Again For 7th District Assembly Seat The First Victory Was Contested By A Gop Rival. Nov. 3 Voting Reinstated The Democrat.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 24, 1998. Accessed December 14, 2014. "Conners, 55, a retired banker from Pennsauken, became the representative for the Seventh District in January, but because of a controversy over a broken voting machine used in the 1997 state Assembly election, he spent the next nine months wondering whether he would ever be declared the true victor."
- Waldron, Martin. "Trenton Topics: Assembly Will Have 12 Women Members - A Record", The New York Times, November 12, 1977. Accessed November 27, 2016. "Two women were elected from one district—the Sixth, which consists of parts of Camden and Burlington Counties. This has never happened before. They are Mary Keating Croce of Pennsauken and Barbara Berman of Cherry Hill, both Democrats."
- Callahan, Kevin. "Paul VI Pipeline flowing and winning at James Madison", Courier-Post, February 5, 2016. Accessed May 10, 2017. "Curry, who is from Pennsauken and majoring in sports and recreation management, is averaging 16.1 points and 3.8 assists – both team highs - in 32 minutes a game this season."
- Salmans, Sandra. "In Person; The Suburban Mobster as Genre", The New York Times, June 8, 2003. Accessed January 1, 2018. "Mr. Dezenhall (pronounced DEHZ-in-hall), 40, was born in Camden and grew up in Pennsauken and Cherry Hill, in a family that was solidly middle class; his father is a stockbroker and his mother, who died 16 years ago, was president of the PTA."
- Narducci, Marc. "Back On The Field After A Frustrating Time Haddon Heights Shortstop And Captain Brent Dempsey Remained A Leader Despite Missing Seven Games.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 2000. Accessed December 24, 2015. "George Dempsey played five years in the NBA, retiring after the 1958–59 season. 'I've always emphasized team,' said George Dempsey, 70, who lives in Pennsauken."
- Leadership, United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps. Accessed December 14, 2014. "DeRenzi was born in Philadelphia, and raised in Pennsauken, N. J."
- Whittaker, Celeste E. "Pennsauken grad Fisher wins MAC's top honor at Kent State", Courier-Post, March 27, 2008. Accessed July 24, 2012. Al Fisher couldn't have asked for a better first season at Kent State. The former Pennsauken High School standout was the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, led his team in scoring and assists, and topped it off by making an appearance in the NCAA tournament."
- Six, Jim. "Garcia confirmed for reappointment to parole board", NJ.com, January 10, 2008. Accessed July 25, 2016. "The full Senate this week confirmed Governor Jon Corzine's nomination of Carmen M. Garcia for reappointment to a six-year term on the state parole board. Garcia, who grew up in Camden and Pennsauken, is one of two appointed parole board members exclusively assigned to decide parole matters related to juvenile offenders housed in juvenile institutional and residential facilities under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC), as well as juvenile offenders housed in State prisons."
- Bill Gosper Archived 2008-01-10 at the Wayback Machine, Vintage Computer Festival. Accessed January 3, 2007.
- Bloom, Earl. "The 49ers' Taylor and Chargers' Griggs grew up in Pennsauken, N.J.", The Orange County Register, January 29, 1995. Accessed June 10, 2007. "The residents of Remington Street in Pennsauken, N.J., will have a particularly high interest in Super Bowl 29 today. San Diego Chargers outside linebacker David Griggs and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver John Taylor grew up on the same block in the town of 35,000 near Philadelphia."
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- Staff. "Pennsauken reliving past glory", Courier-Post, September 18, 2005. Accessed July 24, 2012. "It is not just the current players who think Pennsauken football is well on its way back. Former Pennsauken great Dwight Hicks was at the game."
- Pencek, David. "Temple's McNair follows in brother's footsteps", The Daily Collegian, October 3, 1991. Accessed December 14, 2014. "Of course great athletes have become a trademark for the McNair's hometown of Pennsauken, N.J. The town gave the football world names like John Taylor, David Griggs, Billy Griggs and Todd McNair."
- Laible, Don. "Wilt, Dr J, the ABA Melchionni Saw It All", Observer-Dispatch, April 16, 2016. Accessed August 11, 2016. "From starring as a guard at Bishop Eustace Prep in his hometown of Pennsauken, New Jersey, to becoming a collegiate star in the mid-1960s at Villanova, and ultimately being a member of three professional championship teams, Melchionni saw, first-hand, some of the game's all-time greats, up close and personal."
- Caffrey, Michelle. "Donald Norcross on 1st Congressional District victory: 'We have to get America back to work'", South Jersey Times, November 4, 2014. Accessed December 14, 2014. "'Who would have ever thought a kid from Pennsauken would be here to represent the 1st District down in D.C.?' Norcross said."
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- DePalma, Anthony. "The Master of the GameMeet the Orthodox Jew who pulls the political strings in the predominantly Latino city of Passaic.", New Jersey Monthly, October 2, 2014. Accessed December 14, 2014. "The first Orthodox Jew elected to the state Legislature, Schaer was born in the Camden suburb of Pennsauken."
- Frank Seward, Society for American Baseball Research. Accessed December 14, 2014.
- Boyer, Barbara. "New station links two South Jersey rail lines", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 16, 2013. Accessed December 14, 2014. ""This is going to make this community take off,' said State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), who grew up in Pennsauken. 'Jobs, jobs, jobs. That's what matters.'"
- Didinger, Ray. "This Pennsauken Corner Grows Pros", Philadelphia Daily News, January 22, 1990. Accessed December 14, 2014. "The Griggs brothers grew up on the corner of Remington Avenue. Two doors down were the Taylors: John (wide receiver, 49ers) and Keith (defensive back, Indianapolis). Around the corner was Todd McNair (running back, Kansas City)."
- Mitchell, John N. "Jersey Joe Walcott to be immortalized on Camden Waterfront", The Philadelphia Tribune, September 28, 2019. Accessed June 7, 2020. "Walcott was born in Pennsauken on Jan. 31, 1914."
- Thamel, Pete. "The Most Powerful Man In Basketball Nobody Knows", The New York Times, April 5, 2008. Accessed June 7, 2020. "Growing up in a middle class family in Camden County, N.J., Wesley was so outgoing that he was voted Class Loudmouth at Pennsauken High in 1982."
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