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Presidential Street in Glassboro renamed to Samuel Trifiletti Street

On November 27, 2018 Mayor John E. Wallace III along with fellow council members announced the renaming of Presidential Street in Glassboro to Samuel Trifiletti Street. A lifetime resident of Glassboro, Samuel Community Athletic contributions to organizing, managing, and coaching in the Glassboro Athletic Club, St. Bridget’s Crusaders, Glassboro Midget Football, and Park & Rec Basketball and his esteemed service in the US Army in which he participated in the “Battle of the Bulge” which he was wounded and missing in action. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, Bronze Battle Star, American Theatre Ribbon, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

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VIDEO: Glassboro Celebrates Fallen Heroes in Annual Memorial Day Parade

“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." 

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Zallie Shoprites Hold 'Luncheon to Honor Veterans' Over the Weekend

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.

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Video: Glassboro Reveals New 1.75 Acre Town Square

Glassboro revamped 1.75 acres into a town square that the officials boast no other comes close to.

The much anticipated $2 million project began in May and is a part of the continuing redevelopment of downtown Glassboro.

“We wanted something where people could meet and greet and we felt something that would provide a better quality of life for the residents of Glassboro and in the surrounding areas,” said Glassboro Mayor Leo McCabe.

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