Glassboro's Teachers of the Year Honored

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.

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Newly appointed Glassboro Mayor John E. Wallace III takes office

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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.

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Liberty's virtual reality arcade in Glassboro will let you feel like Iron Man

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.

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Glassboro Dedicates Original Firehouse Monument

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.

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And the Mr. Glassboro crown goes to...

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. 

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VIDEO: Rowan University Gives Back to Glassboro During 'Back to the Boro' Event

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.

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We are excited to announce the opening of a new business: Liberty Virtual Reality on Rowan Boulevard!

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!

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Nominate your athlete for the Glassboro High School Sports Hall of Fame

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.

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The Borough of Glassboro has fully committed to a goal of 100% Renewable Energy and Transportation by 2035

Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro has fully committed to transition to 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2035, and to meet all energy needs, including transportation, heating, cooling, and electricity with 100% renewable energy. RESOLUTION R: 91-18

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Glassboro Intermediate School’s GLOW Club Becomes a Positive Force for Eighth-Grade Girls

Fiscella founded the club in 2012 when she saw a need for a girls mentoring group. Today, 35 eighth-graders participate and meet several times a month. From team-building fun, like visiting Glassboro’s Escape the Room venue, to enjoying women speakers, the club provides an upbeat, informative and empowering environment for girls.

The GLOW Club also dedicates time to talking about topics affecting girls today and enables girls to spend time with people who might not be in their homeroom classes. Fiscella has found that the club has even had a positive effect on how student get along together.

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Need a little help around the house? We are looking for Glassboro Residents to submit projects for volunteers.

Each year, student and faculty volunteers of Rowan University engage in a community-wide cleanup of their hometown, Glassboro called “Back to the Boro.” This is a Thank You to the citizens of Glassboro for the continual support of Rowan University and it’s students. Volunteers visit the homes of Glassboro residents to perform needed household duties such as cleaning, raking leaves, pulling weeds, painting, and other tasks that are difficult for residents to do themselves.

We are looking for Glassboro Residents to submit projects for volunteers.

Simply complete the attached form and return it to Rowan University no later than March 21, 2018.

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Gloucester County Workforce Development announces the Mobile American Job Center. Simply text Gloucester to 56512

To keep up with today's trends and to make accessing job opportunities easier than ever, Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced the county’s next mobile initiative: the Mobile American Job Center.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Communication has changed over the years, and technology has taken a huge leap in how we get our information. By creating the Mobile American Job Center, county residents will be able to access new job information 24/7 regardless of where they are." 

The Mobile American Job Center, hosted by mobile application Engage by Cell, will automatically send out text messages on new businesses, hiring events and updated information on current job openings in the county and region. This technology is supported by a mobile website and landing page and is free to download.  The county’s Office of Economic Development maintains the information that will be distributed. 

To subscribe to text updates, simply text Gloucester to 56512

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Glassboro Mayor and Council gives well deserved recognition to George Johnson, Jr.

The Borough of Glassboro presents this plaque In Grateful Recognition of George Johnson, Jr., for the significant impact he has made to improve and sustain Glassboro Midget Football programs.  His continued generosity in donations of uniforms, equipment, time, and mentorship have given substantive opportunities to the children of Glassboro, New Jersey resulting in meaningful experiences to last a lifetime.

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VIDEO: Glassboro Students Solve Everyday Problems by Exploring Engineering

"They're the ones that are going to be solving the next engineering challenges so to be able to expose them [and] get them excited about it [will] hopefully increase that talent pipeline down the future."

The young engineers also got the chance to work alongside current Rowan students to solve everyday problems with the help of science.

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Glassboro Town Square Honored for Landscape Architectural Excellence

Glassboro Town Square has received a 2018 Honor Award for Landscape Architectural Design from the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NJASLA).  Glassboro Town Square is a new Borough park, designed by Clarke Caton Hintz, which has quickly become the hub of Glassboro’s Arts and Entertainment District within the existing fabric of the downtown.  

The 1.75-acre park contains a variety of unique and inviting public spaces, including an art garden, performance plazas, a rolling greensward, groves of trees, a veterans’ memorial garden and a communal fire bowl. Underpinning these spaces are systems and structures designed to recapture stormwater and endure the ravages of public use for generations.  The Town Square has become the framework for events, festivals, and rituals, creating a vibrant and inviting energy within a new public commons.

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