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John J. Mallard, of Somerdale, Retired Insurance Underwriter

Merchantville News: Steak 38 Reopens, Share Trash Service Deal Finalized

Merchantville restaurant vets reopen Steak 38

Original owner Joe DiAmore and Ben Blumberg, of Barnacle Ben's, reopened Steak 38 this month in the Hillside Inn on Route 38 near Cuthbert Boulevard in Cherry Hill. The two Merchantville residents met in the 1960's later waited tables together at Chubby's. The Steak 38 menu features something for everyone with specialties sure to impress those interested in both land and sea classics. Notable selections include the Filet Royale and all-lump meat crabcakes. Steak 38 is open from 4 p.m. daily, offers tableside service of Caesar and other salads, carved meat, bananas Foster and a warm, friendly atmosphere where running into good friends and enjoying a great meal is a par for the course!


Deal to share trash services finalized
Trash collection in Merchantville, Gloucester Township and Cherry Hill will cost almost 10 percent less under a five-year joint contract officials announced Wednesday. Elected officials from Merchantville said they welcomed cooperative deals with other groups and municipalities. The contract between the participants and Mount Laurel based Republic Services, a national trash collection and recycling corporation, totals $28.6 million and begins Jan. 1. Merchantville will save $50,000 in the first year of the contract primarily from layoffs in the eight-employee public works department. There will be no changes to the trash pickup methods or schedule after the first of the year.