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Mayor Paul Medany’s Monthly Message - June 2018

The first month of summer is here. This is also the month of school graduations. Congratulations to all of our students who are moving on either to higher education or into the work force. As usual Deptford has a full schedule of events and things to do. Check our event schedule on the website.

Businesses continue to do well in Deptford. You will see the old Freeway Diner is gone and in its place will be a brand new Starbucks and AT&T store. The new movie theater received its final Planning Board approval and hopefully we will see construction start there soon. Every store that closes is an issue on several levels, especially the loss of jobs for employees. On the other hand, we are attracting new businesses and that creates other opportunities. Township Council is attracting medical uses to add variety to our business base. We are also adding entertainment venues and of course our restaurants are the best around.

There are terrific summer recreation opportunities for residents. Grab your kayak or canoe and head for Almonesson Lake to our free boat launch. Almonesson Lake is 17 acres of beautiful waterway for you to enjoy and get some exercise at the same time. Go to Fasola Park to our walking paths, tennis courts, beach volleyball and softball fields. We have the greatest playground for the kids and our splash pad is now open.

Our newsletter will be coming out soon with more Township information. Enjoy the great weather and we hope to see you soon at one of our events.