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Gloucester City BOE OKs Plan for Lights At New School

The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) voted last week to authorize a design change for the new middle school to include field light proposals at a cost budget of $125,000. School Superintendent, Joe Rafferty, clarified by saying: “It is just a conduit that is going to be underground. It is not the lighting itself.” […]

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Bellmawr’s Early Childhood Center Opens

Despite delays, the doors to Bellmawr School District’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) finally opened for students on November 16. As was previously reported, historic fill (dinner plates and bottles) had been unearthed during the early excavation work at Bellmawr Park. Because of that, construction had to stop while the site was remediated. The final cost […]

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Bellmawr Early Childhood Center Set to Open

School superintendent, Annette Castiglione, stated that despite delays, the Early Childhood Center will be ready for students on November 9. Castiglione said at last week’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting that she recently did a walk-through of the center and the furniture is in and the custodians have been cleaning the rooms. “The siding should […]

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Mt. Ephraim BOE Hires Paraprofessional

Amid concerns of setting precedent, the Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) rejected a motion last month that would have approved the hiring of a paraprofessional candidate at a higher salary/step. Before the board voted during September’s BOE meeting, there was discussion between the BOE and the administration about why the starting salary for this […]

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9th Annual Ross-Kupcha Memorial Run a Success

On October 25, the 9th Annual Ross-Kupcha Memorial Run took place in National Park, N.J. The run is held in memory of Browning Ross, a two-time Olympian and Gloucester Catholic track and cross country coach, and also Bob Kupcha, an orthopedic surgeon and war veteran. This year, the memorial run raised money for the Camilla Hall […]

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Mt. Ephraim School Board Members File Ethics Complaint Against President

In August, 2015, Mt.  Ephraim Board of Education members, Deena Noonan, Nicholas Salamone, and Diane Vilardo, filed an Ethics Complaint with the School Ethics Commission against Board President, Joan Greenwood, claiming Greenwood violated the code of ethics for school board members. At issue is the statement that Greenwood made as BOE president on July 13 concerning […]

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Gloucester City BOE To Alter Traffic Patterns

With the opening of the middle school now two years out, Gloucester City School Superintendent, Joe Rafferty, indicated that he wants to alter traffic patterns in that area. The district is looking into making Fifth and Sixth Streets one way “sooner rather than later,” Rafferty said during last week’s Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) […]

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Mt. Ephraim BOE Hires Special Counsel

A Resolution was read following an Executive Session at Monday’s Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) meeting that would appoint special counsel to represent board president, Joan Greenwood for the Ethics Complaint filed against her. The Resolution, read aloud by board member, Pat Blaylock stated: “Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent that the Board of […]

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Aviary Closes at Westbrook Lanes

When going bowling at Westbrook Lanes, stopping at the large bird cage at the center’s entrance is as much a part of the visit as getting a pair of bowling shoes, hoping for a strike, or playing pinball. That changed when the decision was made to close the aviary for good. Sisters, Daria Giles and […]