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Boro of Bellmawr Sued for Open Public Meetings Act Violations

SJO has learned that the Bellmawr Borough Council has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by John Paff, a well known open government advocate. Paff, who blogs at New Jersey Open Government Notes, New Jersey Civil Settlements, and Random Notes on NJ Government, is suing Bellmawr Borough Council for alleged violations of the […]

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AT&T Store To Open In Brooklawn Shopping Center

Major renovations are underway to transform the shuttered Taco Bell into an AT&T Store, according to commercial real estate developer, Brahin Properties, Inc. The AT&T Store is the latest tenant to join Planet Fitness, Petco, Hope Thrift, Hair Cuttery, DaVita Dialysis in the redevelopment of the Brooklawn Shopping Center. Brahin Properties’ website indicates: “The Brooklawn Shopping […]

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Bellmawr Mayor Gives Updates on Landfill, Construction

During the February 25 council meeting Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek provided updates on the landfill and on other issues in the Borough. Pastor Vincent Kovlak asked during the public portion if the Mayor could provide an update concerning the landfill and on some of the empty pieces of property around Bellmawr. Excerpts from the mayor’s […]

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Bellmawr Schools Receive $50,197 in State Aid

For the 2016-17 school year, the Bellmawr School District will receive $50,197 in regular State aid and $171,696 in pre-school aid. Bellmawr School Business Administrator, Amy Capriotti shared these figures during the February 24 Board of Education (BOE) meeting and stated that this was “very good, because we were only planning on flat” (funding). She […]

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Last Minute Efforts to Save Historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House

Last minute efforts are underway to try and save Bellmawr’s historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House from impending demolition. The Camden County Historical Society hopes to save the house by having it moved approximately 100 feet out of the path of demolition. The house is located on the property of St. Mary’s Cemetery, which is owned by the […]

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Bellmawr Agrees to Settle Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

The Borough of Bellmawr agreed to pay $32,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by Eric Heidrich, who had been working as an EMT and was terminated on February 26, 2013. Council Minutes 9-24-15 In the Complaint filed in Camden County Superior Court, Heidrich, claimed that he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated. He sued for compensatory […]

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Bellmawr May Expand Coolidge Ave. to Six Lanes

The Borough of Bellmawr ordered a traffic study that would make Coolidge Avenue six lanes going into the landfill, Mayor Frank Filipek said during the August, 2015 Council meeting. The traffic study was brought up in response to a resident who asked the mayor for a status of the landfill on Creek Road. According to […]

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2016 List of Appointments for the Borough of Bellmawr

  SJO recently filed an Open Public Records Act Request (OPRA) with the Borough of Bellmawr for a list of the 2016 appointments effective January 1, 2016. This is the list of appointments that were provided in response to my OPRA can be viewed below: List of Boro of Bellmawr Appointments for 2016     […]

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Hair Cuttery to Open in Early March

The new Hair Cuttery salon in the Brooklawn Shopping Center is set to open by March 10, 2016, according to an email received from Client Services for the Ratner Companies. Hair Cuttery will occupy the space left vacant by Radio Shack. The Ratner Companies’ profile states that it is the largest family owned and operated […]

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Gloucester City School Board Changes Principal Assignments

  The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) voted to change principal responsibilities, effective July 1, 2016. These changes will be required for the opening of the new middle school, for planning purposes, and also for the smooth transition of students and staff, said School Superintendent, Joe Rafferty, during the February 9 BOE meeting. Karen […]