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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, […]

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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 […]