The Story Behind NJ’s $426M Walkable Town Center

Great suburban locations offer a lifestyle that blends comfort and access. That doesn’t change with the addition of an urban-style town center. In fact, a central hub like the one we’ve created in Glassboro can act as a magnet for the entire surrounding population, bringing people together not just to eat and drink with friends, but also to organize and attend larger cultural events. A town center can actually strengthen the fabric and identity of a suburb, not damage it.

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Rowan Jazz Fest fosters excitement for a new generation

The festival, now in its 48th year, will be held Feb. 14-16 at the university's Wilson Hall. Bands from 39 schools have registered, with the final evening featuring DiBlasio and the Rowan Jazz Band in a public concert tribute to late composer Oliver Nelson Sr.

"There are a lot of these festivals — high schools have them, colleges have them, often as a (student) recruiting tool. But most of them are competitions. I don't like that," DiBlasio says. "With our festival, there is no win or lose. The kids love it. If we made it competitive, it'd be the same five bands coming back every year."

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Glassboro School District declares Thursday Corey Clement Day

“It’s just a true blessing. I’m so excited for the kids and for the faculty and staff here that they get to have off tomorrow and get to see him in the parade,” said Tyra Carite of Glassboro. The community is boiling over with excitement after the Superintendent of Schools announced today that the district is declaring tomorrow Corey Clement day with the Eagles first Super Bowl win. To honor Clement, schools will be closed for families who plan to go to the parade.

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Find out how a pair of former Rowan students opened Cookie Munchers on Rowan Boulevard

Rowan alumni Brandon Lucante and Cassie Aran started the business after graduating from Rowan University in the spring of 2016 as a way to fund a world-wide backpacking trip. The couple originally found it to be a unique way to make money, but didn’t imagine the business would become so successful.

“Since we’ve started this, we’ve fallen in love with what we’re doing,” Lucante said. “To start, we didn’t have huge overbearing passion for cookies. But what we have fallen in love with is the business, the brand, our customers, and the process of doing it and watching it grow.”

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VIDEO: South Jersey School Bus Goes Green for the Eagles

All week long, the Glassboro School District has been gearing up for the Philadelphia Eagles' big day, which takes place on Sunday, February 4th.

On Wednesday, January 31st, bus drivers with the district caught a case of Eagles fever, decking out one of their buses in complete Eagles gear to cheer the hometown NFL team on to victory during this Sunday's Super Bowl.

They even put on their best Eagles attire and made signs with the No. 30 in honor of Eagles rookie and Glassboro High School graduate, Corey Clement.

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Eagles RB Corey Clement: 'We're going to do it for the city of Philadelphia'

 "As far as going out there, I don't want to make it bigger than it is. I've been playing football all my life, doing it for so many things – my family, my friends, Glassboro, N.J. Just really putting things on my back and just making sure I become more mature in handling my business so I can help out the other 10 guys on the field."

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Glassboro boys basketball continues strong start with win over Bridgeton in Pitman Tournament

It might be time for the Glassboro boys basketball team to start picking on schools its own size.  After all, the big bullies on the block have been no match for the red-hot Bulldogs.  

Glassboro – a South Jersey, Group 1 program – improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 against Group 4 competition, with the other wins coming over Kingsway, Washington Township and Cherry Hill East. It also defeated Deptford, a Group 3 team.

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Rowan University advances plan for huge athletic complex with arena

The University has been working closely with Elite Development Program (EDP), the lead partner in West Campus Fields, to develop the complex. The plan includes a 4,500-seat arena, an indoor training center, more than 50 athletic fields, artificial turf fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, outdoor track and field venues, a hotel and retail space. 

Steve Shilling, president of EDP, told university officials that EDP believes they will be building the best youth sports venue in the United States.

The facilities are expected to draw 1.5 million visitors a year, primarily for youth sports tournaments and training, and will be the home of Rowan University's athletics.

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The Glassboro Mosaic Family Success Center has an Appreciation Dinner honoring GPD's Allen Jordan

The Glassboro Mosaic Family Success Center has an Appreciation Dinner each year to honor our Volunteers and Community Partners. They depend heavily on our partners and volunteers throughout the year to offer free workshops and programming to the community. The Volunteer and Community Partnership Appreciation Dinner was held at Landmark in Glassboro on Tuesday, December 5th. 

This year they presented the Community Partnership award to Allen Jordan, Community Service Officer of the Glassboro Police Department, for his outstanding dedication to the Mosaic Family Success Center. "We feel that it is very important for the community to have a positive relationship with the local police department and Al Jordan does a phenomenal job at facilitating this. - said Gina Hoffman, Family Success Center. Whenever we need extra help for an event, Al is readily available to coordinate with us."   Some of the recent events the Police Department helped with were Bike Safety, "Stranger Danger" and a K9 Demo. Al also arranged for the police department to help with Glassboro's Community Day.  It's obvious that Al truly cares about our community because we regularly see him at local events. He is doing a wonderful job in his new role and we were happy to have been able to recognize the positive work he has been doing for our community. 

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Glassboro celebrates 10 year anniversary of 'Real Men Read' program

This powerful program bolsters reading among boys through peer-to-peer book discussions, teacher-guided meetings, rewards for reading, mentorship, and community service. Real Men Read transforms disinterested readers into passionate readers who then take their love of reading to younger students throughout the Glassboro School District.

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Santa's coming to light Glassboro's tree

"The Tree Lighting Ceremony is the perfect time for kids of all ages to come and experience all that our beautiful downtown has to offer as we officially kick off the holiday season," Councilwoman Anna Miller said. "There are great activities planned for this year that you won't want to miss. Please be sure to bring a Toy-for-a-Tot and canned food for those less fortunate."

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Glassboro Police to host annual holiday dinner for senior citizens

The Glassboro Police Department has scheduled its annual senior citizen's holiday dinner for early December. 

On Dec. 10, at 1 p.m., seniors will gather with officers and community members for the annual meal at the Bullock School on East New Street. This holiday tradition has taken place for more than 45 years in Glassboro. 

At the dinner, seniors will be treated to a turkey dinner with "all the fixin's," served by officers and their families. Throughout the event there will be door prizes, caroling and special guests. 

Those wishing to RSVP should contact the police department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. by calling 856-881-1501. 

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