CompleteCare expands addiction outpatient services to Millville, Glassboro

New outpatient addiction services are coming to residents in Cumberland and Gloucester counties as CompleteCare Health Network expands its program reach.

The Fresh Start program, an outpatient service for people addicted to opioids, will now be offered at CompleteCare locations in Millville and Glassboro and offer outpatient medication-assisted treatment and meetings with a team of medical experts.

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What can you do with an empty space? Rowan students want to show you.

An empty lot next to Mosaic Family Success Center will become a pop-up garden Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in a collaboration between the school’s College of Performing Arts, Department of Geography, Planning, & Sustainability, in partnership with Creative Glassboro, Nexus Properties, the borough and the center.

Organizers say the event offers a chance for the public to see how Rowan students are able to take a usually empty public space and transform it into a place for community connection. Admission is free.

The pop-up will feature games, live music by Americana/folk musician Kylie Westerbeck, a 1980s disco DJ and a photo booth. “Historic images, fictional design scenarios, an invitation to participate in Cultural Mapping and more,’’ according to organizers.


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Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership

Glassboro High School and Rowan University celebrated their Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership with a ceremony outside of GHS on Tuesday, September 25. Glassboro High School is the fourth school in the district to become a Rowan University Professional Development School. J. Harvey Rodgers, Dorothy L. Bullock and Thomas E. Bowe schools are also Professional Development Schools.

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Glassboro Mayor and Council participates in ‘HELP BAG HUNGER DAY’ at ShopRite of Glassboro

Each year, on the third Wednesday of September, ShopRite stores throughout the Northeast celebrate ShopRite Partners In Caring Help Bag Hunger DayThis storewide event invites local dignitaries in the surrounding community to join ShopRite associates in a day of bagging groceries at the cash register. The invited guests take on the job of a cashier by wearing aprons and bagging groceries- all to bring awareness to the ongoing issue of hunger in our local communities. This day is nationally recognized by governors and state legislatures across the size states ShopRite services including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Glassboro Mayor John Wallace, Councilman Andrew Halter and Councilwoman Anna Miller along with Freeholder Heather Simmons participated by bagging groceries and getting to know residents better.

Zallie Supermarkets is proud to honor this day at each of their seven store locations including Williamstown, Chews Landing, Sicklerville, West Berlin, Laurel Hill, Glassboro, and West Deptford. Customers were encouraged to come out and show their support at ShopRite of Glassboro on Wednesday, September 19th and cheer on their local police, fire department, first responders, governor, and other community leaders as they bring awareness to their ongoing issue of hunger.

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Annual beer fest brewing in Glassboro

Beer lovers are invited to the 2018 Glassboro Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Glassboro Town Square from noon to 5 p.m.

An anticipated 3,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample hundreds of beers from more than 50 breweries. This year's focus is on beer crafted by local and tri-state area breweries in small batches. There also will be more than a dozen food trucks.

"We have enjoyed great response from our past beer festivals and we expect 2018 to be better than ever" said Councilman Andrew Halter. "Glassboro is home to the newly opened, award winning, Bonesaw Brewing Co. and will open two new breweries within the next year. We have discovered that the art of brewing beer is an economic driver for cities that is not only enjoyed by residents but also brings visitors from around the region."

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Young Eagles running backs Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood shine in win over Colts

Clement, a Glassboro High School graduate, finished with 56 yards on a career-high 16 attempts, Smallwood, a Wilmington native, hit the same number on 10 carries and Adams made the most of his first NFL touches with 30 yards on six totes.

Clement and Smallwood had a combined six catches and 54 yards as well.

“Those guys are huge,” tight end Zach Ertz said. “We knew the type of players they are, that’s why no one was really fretting too much. … We’ve got a lot of confidence in those guys. Wendell hits the hole probably the hardest on the team, he’s a really explosive back, and Corey’s a really, really good football player.”

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Woman Sought For Posing With Glassboro Police Department’s New Statue: Officials

Police believe that the woman’s friends took pictures of her posing with the statue and that those photos may have been shared on social media.

“The pedestal is several feet high. We don’t want people climbing it and possibly damaging it – even if little damage occurred here,” officials explained.

They cite previous vandalism done to a nearby memorial wall as one of their reasons for wanting to identify this woman.

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'Buone Festa Italiano' coming to Glassboro

St. Anthony's Italian Festival will take place in Glassboro Saturday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 10 p.m. in and around the town square.

A procession from the St. Anthony's Mutual Aid Society on Church Street to Rowan Boulevard will feature the St. Anthony's statue, decorated with flowers and carried by club members with traditional Italian musical accompaniment band.

The Glassboro High School Italian Club will join in the procession in traditional garb and perform live. Opening ceremony performance by local residents Michael Jones, Donna Lisa Campbell, Greg Armstrong, Jay Gentile and Frank DeRosa will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Joni James, Patsy Cline and Connie Francis.

Featured musical acts will include the Iconic Italian Fairy from NYC and headliner the Party Wave Band from Philadelphia.

Carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, demonstrations, beer gardens and, of course, Italian food will round out the festivities.


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Textile artist explores relationship to natural world in Rowan U. exhibit

Heather Ujiie's exhibit "Terra Incognita" will open the 2018-2019 season at Rowan University Art Gallery, showcasing work that aims to blend the disciplines of textiles, fashion design and visual art to create an ethereal, imaginary, and mythological world. 

Heather Ujiie's vision is inspired by botanical studies, living networks, sexual identities, and commonalities between living creatures.

The show will open Tuesday, Sept. 4, and run through Nov. 17. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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VIDEO: Little Bookworms Get More Chances to Read with New Library Boxes

Some new little libraries are making reading fun for little ones in one Gloucester County community.

On Monday, August 27th, officials with the Rotary Club of Glassboro and the J. Harvey Rodgers School officially opened their new Little Free Library box.

The little library is located right outside the school and offers free books for children and their families to take home and read.

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Prime new parking space reserved for annual Glassboro car show

"We are thrilled to move the car show into downtown Glassboro, which will allow us to evolve (it) into a larger festival experience for car enthusiasts," said Councilman Andrew Halter."The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the show's fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square."

Many of the events tried and tested features of the show will remain, including the  judged competition with trophies awarded and the show's "Concours d' Elegance" up-close display of  classic and historic vehicles from all eras.

The show's newest features are exotic cars, a giant slot car racing track, local celebrities cars and designer-wrapped vehicles to show the modern technological advances in the automotive industry.

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Glassboro Packing facility tour highlights NJ peach harvest

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher visited Eastern Pro Pak, Glassboro, N.J., recently to highlight Jersey Fresh peaches.

Eastern Pro Pak completed a 70,000-square-foot expansion this spring, and the company has a two-lane tunnel connecting the expansion to the previous 100,000 square feet at the facility, according to a news release. The Jersey Fruit Co-op supplies Eastern Pro Pak.

“The amount of Jersey Fresh peaches that flow through here demonstrates the peach production that takes place in the Garden State,” Fisher said in the release. “Facilities like this give consumers all along the East Coast and Canada the opportunity to enjoy our super-delicious peaches.”

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Familiar face hoping to help Glassboro football bounce back from recent struggles

Hagerty has been pleased with his first camp and believes his players are responding to him.

"I know how much Glassboro football means to the community and they know how much it means to me," he said. "I try to express that to them every day, and I think that's sparking some energy for everybody, which is nice.

"The kids have been buying in and it's a great group; I couldn't have stepped into a better situation. From the outside point of view it probably looks like it's going to be a long rebuilding process, but I think people overlook the amount of injuries there were last year. These kids have been well coached and it's not like I'm stepping into a program where nobody knows what's going on. We're healthy, knock on wood, and there's a lot of talent in the program."

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Working Together Glassboro and surrounding towns are feeding off each other’s energy and continuing to create a thriving community.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in South Jersey, or anyone in New Jersey for that matter, who doesn’t know about the revitalization in Glassboro— specifically Rowan Boulevard. It has changed the landscape of the town and Rowan University and fostered major economic growth.

“There are only so many towns in South Jersey that have downtowns and that have gone through the renaissance that ours has,” Joseph Brigandi Jr., Glassboro administrator and executive director of economic development says. “There are a number of factors for that. We have a major university that is growing substantially in size and is prestigious with the two medical schools, and the enrollment has increased significantly. I think having that resource there, even though all our development isn’t directly Rowan related, not many other towns have a resource like that and have allowed to expand and build.”

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VIDEO: Glassboro Police Department Warn Residents of String of Car Burglaries

Authorities say over the last several days they have taken numerous reports of residents' vehicles being broken into during the evening and overnight hours.

The incidents have occurred in various locations in town and nearly all of the burglaries were made through unlocked doors.

Police say securing your vehicles is one of the easiest things you can do to avoid becoming a victim.

They are also asking everyone in the community to report any suspicious activity by calling the Glassboro Police Department at 856-881-1500

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VIDEO: ERA Young Hosts 3rd Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

On Friday, July 27th, ERA Young, a real estate and rentals company out of Glassboro, hosted its 3rd annual Alex's Lemonade Stand fundraiser to help the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation move one step closer to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Staff with ERA Young spent the afternoon pouring up some refreshing glasses of ice cold lemonade in hopes of reaching their goal of raising $3,000. The money raised goes towards research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.

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