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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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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 […]

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Mt. Ephraim School Board Votes to Renew Superintendent’s Contract

*Article was updated on February 13, 2016 to include the Corrective Action Plan recommendations. During a Special Meeting on February 4, the Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) approved a motion concerning the contract renewal for School Superintendent, Leslie Koller, subject to agreement on a contract that must be approved by the Executive County Superintendent. See related […]

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Gloucester City Teacher Arrested

Displayed with permission from CNB News.net UPDATED: by CNBNews Staff (February 9, 2016…9PM)–When School Superintendent, Joe Rafferty, was asked after Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting if he had a comment about the arrest, he responded: “No comment. We defer to the Gloucester City Police Department.” During the meeting Light’s arrest was not mentioned by […]

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Ethics Complaint Dismissed Against Mt. Ephraim School Board President

The School Ethics Commission dismissed the Complaint filed by Mt. Ephraim School Board Members, Deena Noonan, Nicholas Salamone, Jr., and Catherine Villardo against Joan Greenwood, who was Board President last year. Noonan, Salamone, and Villardo filed an Ethics Complaint on August 24, 2015 alleging that Greenwood, as Board President, violated N.J.S.A. 18A:12-21, et seq., which is the […]

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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, […]