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Photo Gallery: Gloucester City First Responders Acknowledged, Recognized

On Saturday February 10, 2018, there was a First Responders Appreciation and Ecumenical Service held at St. Mary’s Church in Gloucester City.

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Meet the Glou. City School Board Candidates Nov. 2

On Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m in the Gloucester High auditorium, there will be a question and answer session with several of the candidates who are running for a spot on the Gloucester City Board of Education. The Gloucester City High School PTO and the Gloucester City Education Association are presenting this event and […]

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Gloucester City Man Charged With Criminal Mischief of Camden Athletic Fields

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department detectives have identified and arrested the individual who damaged the athletic fields and graffitied a wall at the Malandra Hall fields last week. On the afternoon of Sunday, October 9, Alexander Peters, 28, of Gloucester City, drove a truck onto the athletic fields behind Malandra Hall, damaging […]

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Glou City School Superintendent Rafferty Gives $12,600 of Merit Bonus Back to District

  Gloucester City School Superintendent, Joe Rafferty, is giving $12,600 of his $15,000 merit bonus back to the district. He made the announcement at Tuesday’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting and asked that the money go toward the opening of the new middle school. In accordance with the terms of his contract, Rafferty said he […]

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Gloucester Resident Questions School Board About Funding For Turf

  Gloucester resident, Shaun Gismonde, addressed the city’s School Board on Tuesday night to ask about several issues. Gismonde started by asking how the the turf at the new middle school was funded and he also sought clarification about the roles of the district’s coaches. Gismonde asked: “Where did the funding come for the turf […]

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Glou City BOE Declares Impasse on Teachers’ Contract; Mediator to Be Assigned

  Gloucester City’s teachers have reached an impasse in their contract negotiations, Board Solicitor, Frank Cavallo, Jr., said at the school board meeting on Tuesday night. Cavallo stated that that the Board of Education and the Teachers’ Association met in June. “At the end of that meeting, it was decided that the Board of Education […]

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Large Public Support for GCSD Staff Members

During the last two Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) meetings, there has been a large, public show of support for two staff members who were rumored to be losing their positions in the district. The two staff members are school nurse, Linda Stewart, and homeless liaison, Jackie Berg. At the May 5 combined Budget […]

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Gloucester City BOE Votes To Affirm HIBs

  Following an Executive Session at its April 12 meeting, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) voted to affirm the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIBs) as reported. The BOE also voted to approve the sidebar agreement with the GCEA (Gloucester City Education Association) regarding sick leave subject to approval of the GCEA under the […]

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Ethics Complaint Dismissed Against GC BOE Vice President

In response to an OPRA (Open Public Records) Request filed with the School Ethics Commission (SEC), South Jersey Observer has learned that on February 23, 2016, the SEC dismissed an Ethics Complaint that had been filed against Gloucester City Board of Education Vice President, Jackie Borger. Shelley Mealey of Woolwich, N.J. filed an Ethics Complaint*on October […]

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Minutes Obtained from Gloucester City BOE Executive Sessions

Displayed with permission from CNBNews.net GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (March 20, 2016)—The Gloucester City Board of Education approved a one-year contract for School District Facilities Director John Kenney in September 2015. According to the minutes of the September 3, 2015, Executive session, Board vice-president Jackie Borger questioned the benefits package in the contract, such as $156,000 […]