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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RCGC Co-Op Program Revs Up Technician's Passion for Cars

A good technician never underestimates what is under the hood since appearances can be deceiving — just ask Amanda Mutarelli, a student in Rowan College at Gloucester County's (RCGC) Automotive Technology program. With her dramatic eye makeup and colorful tattoos, this skilled technician knows firsthand how deceptive appearances can be.

Mutarelli, of Glassboro, finds it amusing that she does not fit the stereotypical image of an auto technician. A self-described "girly girl with a passion for cars," she is most content when working in a garage surrounded by tools. Although being a female in a mostly male dominated profession can have its drawbacks, Mutarelli isn't one to back away from a career that gets her motor racing.

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South Jersey day trips for under $50 are a treat for two

As the school has grown exponentially over the last decade, so has the community around it, becoming a downright cool destination for date nights or just a stroll. Explore cultural offerings at Rowan Art Gallery, the Rowan College of Performing Arts or at the school's family-friendly Edelman Planetarium (older visitors might also appreciate "Laser Michael Jackson" and "Laser Beatles"). Off-campus fun includes an Escape Room and the Heritage Glass Museum, plus Chickie's and Pete's and many more restaurants.Plus, Glassboro's Summer Fest continues in Town Square Thursday nights through July, and includes a free performance of Rowan's "Interactive Alice in Wonderland."

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A new statue, arts fest celebrate Glassboro's glass-making heritage

All that glitters is not gold. In Glassboro this weekend, it's definitely glass — and bronze, and some rock 'n' roll glitter. The Borough of Glass Festival: ArtWalk & Night Market is a celebration of regional pride, with a focus on the region's history of glassmaking.

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Glassboro commissions a bronze glassblower sculpture and will have art fest to celebrate

"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."

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VIDEO: Let’s watch Corey Clement’s ridiculous tape from Glassboro High

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. 

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NYTimes: New Jersey Town and University Bridge Their Divide, and Both Reap a Reward

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.

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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.

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