Community

Historical Society | Library | Parks & Playgrounds | Athletic Fields | Family Activities | MOMS Club of Moorestown | Schools | American Legion Post 146 | Riverside Business Association | Places of Worhip | Veterans of Foreign War

Historical Society

Riverside, New Jersey has a rich and interesting history. Samuel Bechtold founded Riverside, first called “Progress,” in 1851 as a resort town. People came here to enjoy our forests, meadows, streams and ponds. In the summertime, Philadelphia became quite oppressive. So, it was a breath of fresh air to vacation in Riverside’s country atmosphere.

Riverside once housed the world’s largest watch case manufacturer, doing business around the globe from the Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building. It was in an era when everyone carried a pocket watch. The building’s clock tower has become a Riverside landmark.

Riverside also is known for The BOOST! Company. In 1913, pharmacist Benjamin Faunce invented “Tak-A-Boost,” and served it to customers at his Bridgeboro Street pharmacy to help the medicine go down easier. BOOST!, a syrup/concentrate combining a blend of citrus flavors, remains a popular thirst quencher today.

OFFICERS
Alice Smith, President 856-764-1420
Carl Burrows, Vice President
Herman Mauer, Secretary
Teresa McDermott, Treasurer

MEETINGS
Our Historical Society meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Washington Street. All are welcome!

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Riverside Public Library

856-461-6922
8-10 Zurbrugg Way
Riverside, NJ 08075

Jean Bowker, Library Director

Visit the Riverside Public Library! We have a large selection of books for all ages and DVD’s. If we don’t have a book or DVD you’re looking for we can order it through the County system.

We want to sincerely thank everyone who has graciously donated books to the library. At this time, we’re NOT accepting any donations of books. Please don’t leave them outside the library door or put them in the book drop.

We hope to see you at the library,
The Riverside Public Library Board Members

Hours of Operation:
Mon., Tues., & Thurs.: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon. and Thurs. Nights: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: Closed  Sunday: Closed
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Parks & Playgrounds

Spring Garden Park (Spring Garden Street)

Libby Edinger Tot Lot (500 block of Kossuth Street)

Whittaker Street Playground (Corner of Whittaker and Stokes Streets)

A.A. Field Playground (Corner of Rancocas Avenue and Fifth Street)
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Athletic Fields

Whomsley Fields (Corner of American Legion Drive and Monroe Street)

A.A. Field (Corner of Chester Avenue and Washington Street)

Bob Kenney Field (Corner of Hooker Street and Pine Street)
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Family Activities

Riverside Youth Athletic Association
Diana Drakeley
856-764-0571
We offer boys and girls the opportunity to play basketball, softball and baseball. Our goal is to have a good time and learn the sport.
Call the number above to determine when registration will be held.

Approved Coaches:

  • Robert L. Alfred
  • Debra A. Anthony-Wirth
  • Gerhard H. Artes
  • Crystal Barbour
  • Roscoe A. Blinebury
  • Charles R. Bonnick, Jr.
  • Carmine Cesare
  • Timothy S. Cermignano
  • Sharon Damiano
  • John Damico
  • Matthew J. Dennion
  • Edward D. Difrancesco
  • Mary J. Dill
  • Brandon J. Elliot
  • Thomas J. Estelow, Jr.
  • Andrew J. Farrell
  • Melina E. Fink
  • Jessica Fitzgerald-Nowlan
  • Tennille B. Fitzgerald
  • Nancy Fritz
  • Mark Galonia, Jr.
  • Salvatore J. Gogliuzza
  • Jesse N. Grinnan
  • James P. Hand
  • Scott S. Helms
  • Gary Herron
  • Walt Huber
  • Jen Hunter
  • William Jackamonis
  • Todd R. Johnsen
  • Erika N. Jones
  • John S. Joo
  • Edward Kenney
  • Kim Kirkpatrick
  • Rose A. Lapp
  • Walter G. Lipinsky
  • Kevin M. Loughry
  • Dennis C. Mcgee, Jr.
  • Kristy L. Mcgee
  • Chris McManus
  • Ronnie R. Mingin
  • Nancy L. Nesbitt
  • Elisabeth H. Nolan
  • Giles T. Nowlan
  • Greg Ogden
  • Sandra L. Parker
  • Scott T. Parker
  • George (Mat) Postell
  • Peter K. Reilly
  • Nicole L. Roccato
  • Edmund H. Salkowski
  • Deann M. Solomon
  • Thomas G. Sprankle
  • Lynn Starke
  • Kenneth Stottlemire
  • James J. Stratton
  • Erika Stypinski
  • Walter W. Taylor
  • Joseph V. Tolomeo
  • Stephanie T. Tolomeo
  • Deborah Troughton
  • Calvin Vanard
  • Carl A. Venetz III
  • Paula L. Venetz
  • Andrew M. Weaver
  • Jamie L. Weaver
  • Patty Wilson
  • John M. Wojceichowski
  • David J. Wright

Little Green Football
Aldan Corbett
856-492-3141 or info@littlegreenbulldogs.com
Kids ages 5-14 compete in four weight classes: 75, 90, 115 and 150 pounds. Our program is part of Pop Warner, the nation’s largest youth football and cheerleading organization. Camp starts August 1st and our season typically runs through the first or second week of November.

The Wrestling Club
Chris Reale
amxchris73@comcast.net

Riverside Bulldogs Cheerleading Organization
Colleen M. Bohn, President
609-841-0569
Competitive cheerleading organization for ages 5 through 15. Practice begins in August and runs through November.

B.S.A of America
Cub Scouts
Boys in 1st thru 5th grades
www.packmasterweb.com/pack234
Cub Scouts Meet At St. Stephens Parish Hall on Monday

Boy Scouts
Boys from 6th thru 12th grades Ages 11-18
www.troopmasterweb.com/riversidetroop2
Boy Scouts Meet At St. Stephens Parish Hall on Thursday

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Schools

Riverside Township Public School District

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Riverside American Legion Post 146

The largest veterans service organization in the world. Serving veterans and the community for 87 years. Membership is open to wartime veterans. If you were in the military including the Coast Guard during any period classified by Congress as wartime (most recent period is Aug 2, 1990 to present) and were Honorably Discharged you are eligible. Post meetings are the first Friday of the month at 8:00 PM. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. The Sons of the American Legion meet at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the month.
For Information call 856-461-5526 if no answer leave message.
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Riverside Business Association

www.rbanj.com
Po box 565 Riverside NJ
800-241-0684. Ext 502
Sandra Sciacca, President
Sandra@sciacca.com

Our mission is to promote and support the economic energy and community spirit within the Township of Riverside. We look within and outside of Riverside to keep businesses connected with each other, the township and to promote the town to customers and clients.
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Places of Worship

Assembleia De Deus Emanuel Church
856-461-7033
240 Pavilion Ave.
Riverside, NJ 08075

Calvery Chapel Riverside
http://www.ccriverside.org/
info@ccriverside.org
856-461-9000
35 S. Mihiel Drive
Delran, NJ 08075

East Coast for Jesus Ministries
856-764-9480
61 Whittaker St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

First Baptist Church of Riverside
856-461-1127
91 Whittaker St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

First Moravian Church
856-461-0132
228 E. Washington St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

First United Methodist
856-461-0233
Spring Garden & Washington Sts.
Riverside, NJ 08075

Marvelous Light Church of Christ
856-461-0600
211 St. Mihiel Dr.
Riverside, NJ 08075

A New Hope Bible Church
http://www.anewhopebiblechurch.org/
PastorGlenn@ANewHopeBibleChurch.org
856-461-1219
840 Bridgeboro St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

Reveal Gospel Ministries
856-764-7041
147 N. Fairview St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

St. Casimir’s Church
856-461-0532
502 New Jersey Ave.
Riverside, NJ 08075

St. John Uame Church
856-764-6697
225 Progress St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

St. Peter’s Church
856-461-0100
102 Middleton St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
856-461-1037
324 Bridgeboro St.
Riverside, NJ 08075

Zion Lutheran Church
856-461-5100
Fairview & Pavilion Sts.
Riverside, NJ 08075

Veterans of Foreign War

1125 South Fairview Street
Delran, NJ 08075-3941
www.vfw3020.org/

For now, the VFW Post 3020 Regular Monthly Meeting is held every third Tuesday of the month at Delran Firehouse #2 on Chester Avenue at 7pm.

Samuel T. Lambert Post 3020 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, located at 1125 South Fairview Street, Delran, NJ services veterans and their communities along the Delaware riverfront. Specifically serving the towns of Cinnaminson, Delanco, Delran, Palmyra, Riverside and Riverton, VFW 3020 has become the standard bearer for the VFW mantra “Honor the dead by helping the living” receiving the National Outstanding Community Service Award in 3 of the last 4 years.
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