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Lawsuit Filed Against Gloucester City Board of Ed

CNBNews.net is reporting that the Gloucester City Board of Education has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed against them for alleged Open Public Records Act (OPRA) violations. On December 30, 2015, John Schmidt submitted an Open Public Records Act request to the Gloucester City School Board Custodian of Records, Margaret McDonnell. Schmidt […]

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Gloucester City Middle School Construction Progressing

During the March 8 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, School Superintendent, Joe Rafferty gave an update on the progress of the new middle school. He said: “Sometime in October, we will be able to go in and out of the building. In December, they should be complete with construction. We are looking that we will […]

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Bishop Dennis Sullivan Grand Marshal of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Gloucester City’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade kicked off today at 1:00 p.m. at King & Monmouth Street. Grand Marshal Bishop Dennis Sullivan was joined by Msgr. William Hodge of St. Mary’s Church. Msgr. Hodge was the driving force behind the parade.     Videos:

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Mt. Ephraim School District Pays $50K To Settle Lawsuit

*Article updated on March 23, 2016 to note that John Paff obtained narrowly redacted versions of the civil lawsuit. Paff updated his post by writing: “It looks as if there were two $50,000 settlements for a total of $100,000.” School superintendent, Leslie Koller, was reached on March 23 for a comment and she stated: “We […]

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Bellmawr Boro Fails to Keep Caucus Meetings Minutes, Lawsuit Alleges

  John Paff, a well known open government advocate, filed a pro se lawsuit against Bellmawr Borough Council alleging violations of the Open Public Meetings Act. In his complaint, Paff alleges that Bellmawr Borough Council has failed or refused to record minutes of its caucus meetings and further, that minutes have failed to specify 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 […]