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Brooklawn Petco To Open February 22

  The new Petco store in Brooklawn, N.J. officially opens for business on Monday, February 22 and the store’s official Grand Opening will take place during the weekend of February 27-28. There will be a ribbon cutting, give-aways, demos, pet adoptions, and samples during the Grand Opening Weekend. The details of Petco’s Grand Opening: Saturday, […]

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Bellmawr’s Josh Tregear is New Boro Administrator *Updated*

Article has been updated to include new information. During its Reorganization meeting on January 4, Bellmawr Council voted 3-2 in favor of appointing former councilman, Josh Tregear, as the new Borough Administrator. Prior to council voting on the appointment, Borough Clerk, Chuck Sauter, read a letter from Tregear resigning from his councilman position effective December […]

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Bellmawr School Board Honors January Staff of the Month

During its January 27th meeting, the Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) heard a presentation from students in Ms. Krapf’s Academically Talented (AT) class at Bell Oaks. School superintendent, Annette Castiglione, recognized the two staff members as January “Staff of the Month.” From Bellmawr Park School, Pam Aleti, was recognized. From Ethel Burke School, paraprofessional, Maryann Reed, […]

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Gloucester City School Board Allows Police Access to Security Cameras

  The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) voted on December 8 to approve a Memorandum of Agreement granting the police and fire departments access to the district’s security cameras in emergency situations. School Superintendent Joe Rafferty called it a necessity. “Allowing the police chief and the fire chief the ability to observe live and […]

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Gloucester Gets Initial Results of PARCC Test

Dr. Elizabeth Curry, the Gloucester City School District’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction, recently gave a presentation to the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) about the district’s total population scores from the spring, 2015 PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments. She said that it will probably take more than […]

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Bellmawr’s A.J. Gonzales Battles Rare Disease

Bellmawr’s AJ Gonzales is battling Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), also known as “Stone Man Syndrome.” FOP is one of the most rare and disabling genetic conditions known to medicine and causes bone to form in muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.

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Gloucester High Students Participate in Rotary Day at United Nations in NYC

In late November, 2015, two students from Gloucester City Junior City High School (GHS) were selected to participate in Rotary Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The students, Alyssa DeLuca and Anastasia Pierce, both seniors, are members of the GHS Interact club, which is the student version of Rotary. Interact is geared […]

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Gloucester’s Cassidy Voll Gets Bedroom Makeover

Gloucester City’s Cassidy Voll was recently surprised with a complete bedroom makeover. It was courtesy of the Delaware/Newark/Philly chapter of Special Spaces, whose mission is to create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses. Cassidy was recommended for a bedroom renovation by Glenn Brown, school psychologist at Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School (GHS). Brown […]

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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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Resident Asks Gloucester BOE To Provide Agenda

A Gloucester City resident addressed the BOE about the lack of availability of the monthly meeting agenda, and said it is difficult to hear what is being said during the meeting. “In accordance with the Sunshine Law, a copy of the agenda must be provided,” the resident stated to the BOE. She further complained: “I […]