Ashley Armstrong, 11, of Glassboro, won the all-around title in her age division at the 2018 United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Club (USAIGC) World Championships, held Monday and Tuesday, June 25 and 26, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.Read More
The summer program helps students fine tune their business skills.Read More
"We have such an incredible mixture of the arts here in Glassboro and the arts are quickly becoming an economic driver for cities." said Mayor John E. Wallace III. "Glassboro is home to Rowan University which hosts world class dance, theatre, concerts, and of course a World Class Art Gallery. Glassboro is also home to the Heritage Glass Museum which holds many historical glass pieces from our past, not only enriching our residents' lives but also bringing visitors from around the region."Read More
It’s crazy to think, but it really wasn’t all that long ago when Corey Clement was a young kid in South Jersey tearing up other Group 1 competition.
Since then, a lot has happened. He went to star at Wisconsin, joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent and then had 100 yards receiving in the freaking Super Bowl!
In five years time, he went from running over little kids at Glassboro High School to making defining plays in the Eagles’ Super Bowl win.Read More
The revitalization project is drawing new residents, too. Bill and Joan Murphy moved into one of the new Nexus apartments in December after about a quarter-century in a suburban home in Mount Laurel, N.J.
Mr. Murphy, 72, who teaches part time at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, said he and his wife were enjoying their proximity to the Rowan campus and to shops and restaurants within walking distance of their apartment, which overlooks the new town square.
“It’s meeting our expectations that we were going to have a lot of things at our fingertips,” he said.Read More
“I say it's getting better. More and more people are out today," said Virginia Johnson, of Glassboro. "We enjoy it. It’s something that we always did."
Johnson has attended the parade nearly every year going back to when she was a little girl marching in the parade.
Now at 93 years old, the mother of 11 celebrates today for a different reason than when she was young. She has three sons that fought in Vietnam and one, Richard, who lost his life 50 years ago in battle.
“I grew up here and they’re all close friends [and] school mates. We’ve seen them go off to war and some of them didn’t come back," said Johnson. "When you see your own son go over and you go through that [it's hard] ... but I’m thankful the other two came home."Read More
Supermarkets in Gloucester and Camden counties held a special event for veterans over the weekend.
Seven Zallie Shoprite Supermarkets in Camden and Gloucester counties hosted luncheons on Saturday, May 19th, to show their appreciation to local veterans throughout the area during their 7th annual Luncheon to Honor Veterans event.
More than 40 South Jersey veterans were honored at the luncheon and each received a $200 gift card, a patriotic floral arrangement, a gourmet fruit and cheese basket, and an ornament with the inscription, “Home of the free, because of the brave.”
And to continue honoring veterans the Zallie Shoprite stores in Camden and Gloucester counties will be offering a military discount every Monday starting on Monday, May 21st.Read More
Glassboro’s Mayor and Council Members held a dedication ceremony for the unveiling of a sculpture honoring former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen (1999-2002), created and donated by Demountable Concepts, Inc. featuring a steel silhouette of the late mayor who was instrumental in bringing Glassboro and Rowan University together to revitalize the town.
“Former Glassboro Mayor, Alvin Shpeen’s dedication and vision created the groundwork for our revitalization and what has become the new standard in suburban living and a model for cities nationwide,” said Glassboro Councilman John E. Wallace III. “That is why this statue belongs in this location, directly across from his previous office -- to remind us, no matter how much we have to overcome, just what it is that leadership requires; just what it is that citizenship requires. Alvin Shpeen would have turned 87 years old this July. We do well by placing a statue of him here. But we can do no greater honor to his memory than to carry forward the power of his vision and a dedication to our residents.”
Rustin Cassway, President of Demountable Concepts states, “Alvin was a positive force in the town’s development and played a key role in our decision to locate our facility in Glassboro. We saw how nicely the town square has come together and decided it would be a perfect place to honor Alvin with a sculpture. The town agreed, and we worked together to make it happen."Read More
Glassboro’s Teachers of the Year include (second from the left to fourth from the left) Heather Stewart, Dorothy L. Bullock School; Lori Kaszupski, J. Harvey Rodgers School; Shannon Batten, Glassboro Intermediate School; and (second from the right and far right) Christina Duffey, Glassboro High School; Mary Aruffo, Thomas E. Bowe School.
They are pictured at the county recognition luncheon with Dr. Mark J. Silverstein, superintendent of Glassboro Schools (third from the right) and Danielle Sochor, chief academic officer for Glassboro Schools.Read More
Newly appointed Glassboro Mayor John E. Wallace III takes office
Previous Mayor Leo McCabe stepped down to allow the next generation to continue taking Glassboro forward.
Mr. John Wallace was previously appointed to fill an unexpired term on Council in January, 2015. He is Chair of the Public Property and Ordinance Committee and serves on the Water and Sewer and Health, Welfare and Recreation Committees. He is also liaison to the Board of Health and the Historic Preservation Commission. His focus is on reducing the cost and size of local government through shared services agreements. Wallace works as a perfusionist in the Department of Surgery at Cooper University Hospital.
A 15-year Glassboro resident, he is a graduate of Washington Township High School. He attended Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland and holds B.A. degrees from Thomas Edison State College. He also holds post-graduate certification from the Cooper University Hospital School of Perfusion.Read More
At Liberty, you can stare up at the Eiffel Tower or roam the streets of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. “Elven Assassin” seeks to give you a true feel as you reach for your quiver, nock your arrow, and fire at hordes of orcs and trolls that rush toward your base. And games like “Fruit Ninja VR” can be an intense, fruit-slashing workout if you don’t mind flailing your arms like a fool.Read More
Glassboro officials, the Glassboro Historical Society, and Glassboro Fire Department dedicated a monument recognizing the past location of the original fire house in downtown Glassboro.
This historic site is being commemorated to remember the town’s past, while celebrating its future.
The monument was erected using the bricks and cornerstone from the original building built by Frank C. Ware in 1910 and stands in the footprint of the structure that was razed in 2012 to make way for the state-of-the-art town square.Read More
Nine talented Glassboro High School seniors recently competed for the coveted title of Mr. Glassboro.
After four rounds, including Introductions, Talent, Personality/Casual Wear and On Stage Questions, judges selected Henry Ottenthal as Mr. Glassboro 2018.
Ottenthal is a member of Glassboro School District's Fine and Performing Arts Academy. While at GHS, he has participated in Select and Academy choirs, Drama, Mock Trial Team, and music competitions.Read More
On Sunday, April 22nd, more than 1,600 student volunteers from Rowan put on their gardening gloves, picked up their shovels, and set out into the Glassboro community for the annual Back to the Boro event.
Volunteers spent the day helping residents throughout the area with various projects to spruce up yards.
Officials say the event is a great way for students to give back and builds a stronger sense of community among all the people that call Glassboro home.Read More
We were overwhelmed at how excited people were to receive quality seedlings, many telling stories of having to replace trees that were damaged from winter storms.Read More
We are excited to announce the opening of a new business: Liberty Virtual Reality on Rowan Boulevard! Liberty VR is excited to be the first to present this new, exciting attraction to South Jersey! Grand Opening Weekend will be April 20th-22nd, with an official Grand Opening on April 21st at 10:00am.
This Grand Opening Weekend will include free 5-minute VR trials and an iPad raffle entry to every guest!Read More
Without glass, the world would be unrecognizable. It’s in the eyeglasses on your face, the lightbulbs in your room, and the windows that let you see outsideRead More
Congratulations to our wellness coordinator Lori Penn, who received a special recognition award for spearheading valuable wellness initiatives to encourage a healthy environment in the workplace.Read More
Do you remember a top teammate, a fabulous coach or a powerhouse team from your days living in Glassboro or attending Glassboro High School?
You now have an opportunity to nominate individuals and teams for the GHS Sports Hall of Fame!
April 30 is the deadline to submit nominations. A nomination form is posted under announcements on the district website, www.gpsd.us and is also available from GHS Sports Hall of Fame Committee members. Please see the nomination form for further details.Read More