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St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival takes place in Glassboro on Sept. 14

“The annual Italian Festival is cherished in Glassboro, and for good reason," said Councilwoman Daniele Brida Spence. "Our festival is like no other and celebrates our community of many Italian families. Downtown Glassboro is one of the most popular destinations in South Jersey and we are delighted to join residents and visitors in this annual tradition of amazing food, great music and Italian Heritage.

“This year’s festival will offer a full spectrum of events and activities for all ages; Italian food, wine competition, cannoli eating contest, artisan vendors, and a full schedule of authentic Italian performances by new entertainers as well as local favorites.”

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Gary Brackett’s Journey Comes Alive With ‘#Brackett’ Movie

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Gary Brackett always had to hustle in life. His childhood began in Camden, NJ before the family moved to Glassboro, NJ when he was five, seeking a better life. And while the sleepy Philadelphia suburb certainly offered much more in terms of opportunity, the streets were still troubled with obstacles such as drugs and gangs.

As he grew older, Gary found a sanctuary in football taking the talent he developed playing alongside his brothers on the streets and transferring it to the field at Glassboro High School. Football often served as an escape from a home life where his father, who suffered from PTSD (Vietnam) and schizophrenia, grappled with life often feeling overwhelming. This resulted in severe corporal punishment on behalf of his father who believed that this treatment reflected the deep love he had for his family.

Shining as a rising varsity star on the football field by the time he was a sophomore, Division-I universities began sending recruiting letters in his junior year. Miraculously Gary had avoided the drugs and temptations of the streets by always relying on his athletic abilities. However, not realizing he had to engage to those recruitment offers, his opportunities all but dried up by the time his senior season had eclipsed.

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Glassboro rolls in South, Group 1, wins program's first sectional title

The 2019 edition of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 baseball final was a tale of two teams.

The first tale was about the Glassboro Bulldogs, and how a 13-0 victory on their home turf allowed them to secure not only their winningest season in the history of the program with 22 wins, but also their first sectional championship in team history.

The second tale was about their opponent, the Schalick Cougars, and how everything that could have possibly gone wrong for a three seed playing in a road championship game did just that.

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Eagles' Corey Clement to run free youth football camp at Rowan University

GLASSBORO - A Super Bowl champion will share his skills with elementary and middle school athletes in a free camp at Rowan University's stadium next month.  Philadelphia Eagles' running back Corey Clement announced on Instagram Friday he's "giving back to the community" where he grew up. 

His first-ever free football camp on June 8 is open to boys and girls in grades 3 to 9. The morning football camp and lunchtime cookout will be held at Rowan University's Richard Wacker Stadium, across the street from Clement's alma mater, Glassboro High School. 

"I want to see everybody out here," Clement said in a video shot on the university football field and released through his Instagram account @yeroc_. 

"Train like a pro, there will be some pro athletes out here ... we'll just have some fun."

Camp registration opens at 8 a.m. June 8 at Richard Wacker Stadium at 651 Carpenter Street in Glassboro. Clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. A cook-out sponsored by Chickie's and Pete's starts at 12:30 p.m.

For more information visit coreyclement.com/keep-up-with-corey-clement.

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PICS + VIDEO: Memorial Day traditions big and small celebrated across the Philly region

Memorial Day was celebrated with events across the Philadelphia region Monday. In Glassboro, NJ the annual Memorial Day Parade was full of floats, free bubble gum, brass bands and even fighter jets.

The South Jersey tradition dates back more than 100 years, according to its website. Monday drew hundreds with lawn chairs and snacks.

For many in attendance, the parade is an opportunity to remember loved ones who served in the military. “We’re either teachers, preachers or servicemen,” said Susan Gant Morse of her family.

Gant Morse’s father is a 90-year-old, World War II veteran who took part in the parade. Gant Morse’s brother is a Vietnam-era Air Force veteran and her son is currently wrapping up a deployment in South Korea. Gant Morse said the parade is a way “to be behind our veterans” and she comes because “we need to be behind them 100 percent.”

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Royal court treatment in Glassboro

Glassboro will have a ribbon cutting 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, for the borough’s newly revamped Owens Field basketball courts at 230 Wilmer St.

Mayor John E. Wallace III and fellow Borough Council members will preside over the ceremony for the completely rebuilt courts, spruced up with a tile surface designed to provide safety and durability, as well as “enhance the performance of athletes.” The modular court surface is custom-colored with GHS Bulldogs colors and has a 15-year warranty, compared to traditional outdoor courts which may need to be resurfaced every few years.

In addition, the parks and recreation department has renovated the bathroom facilities.

Local youth will play the inaugural basketball game followed the ribbon cutting.

“I know firsthand just how important it is for our youth to have a neighborhood basketball park where they can play and socialize,” said Mayor John Wallace. “This complete facility makeover is a great way to give basketball players a chance to be active and work on their skills by providing them with a fresh, safe and fun place to play the game.”

For more information on parks and recreation beautification projects and upcoming events, visit glassboro.org/parks.

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Think Like an Entrepreneur: Free summer academy helps high schoolers learn to turn their ideas into businesses

Applications are being accepted through Monday, June 3, for Rowan University’s third annual Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy for high school students.

During the non-residential academy presented by the Rohrer College of Business, rising high school juniors and seniors will spend eight days at Rowan learning how to conceive, develop and prototype their ideas. Students will work alongside faculty and student leaders to learn the basics of transforming an idea into a feasible, viable business.

Students completing the academy will earn three college credits, which can be used at Rowan or transferred to another university.

The academy runs Monday-Thursday, July 8-11 and 15-18 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day in Business Hall in Glassboro. It is presented by the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and sponsored by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

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Art-minded Glassboro High seniors invited to vie for scholarship

The Creative Glassboro Arts Advisory Board is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Glassboro High School Seniors who will graduate at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Glassboro High School Seniors proficient in performing arts or visual arts are encouraged to apply. The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, two examples of the applicant’s artwork, a letter of recommendation and an artist’s statement.

“This scholarship rewards Glassboro High School students who use their art as an impact they hope to have on the world,” said Glassboro Councilman Andrew Halter. “The Glassboro Creative Arts Advisory Board Scholarship will help make paying for college easier for dedicated students who are actively pursuing their artistic career.”

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Glassboro High School Offering New Computer Science Class Funded by Amazon

Glassboro High School (GHS) will offer a new computer science class next fall that will be funded by the world's largest online retailer, Amazon. The course, Amazon Future Engineer, is a four-part "childhood-to-career" program that tries to inspire and educate 10 million children and young adults to grow an interest in computer science and coding. Students do not have to be apart of GHS's STEM/BIOMED Academy to sign up for the new course.

Through funding from Amazon, the course curriculum will be provided by Edhesive. All the students in the program will be given free membership to AWS Educate, which gives students access to coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing. GHS is one of 1,000 high schools across the United States signed up for the Amazon Future Engineer program.

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‘Mary Poppins’ pops in at Glassboro High School

“Mary Poppins” will come alive on stage at Glassboro High School for three 7 p.m. shows, Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2.

The student musical tells the story of the Banks children and their adventurous nanny, Mary, who turns daily chores into fun.

Tickets are $12, $8 for students and seniors and $7 for ages 7 and younger. Reservations can be made by calling 856-881-8065 or emailing ghsdramatix1@verizon.net.

GHS Drama will host a “Tea Party with Characters” from the production on Saturday, March 2, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all ages.

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Pelosi pick for Climate Crisis panel has Jersey ties: the late Joseph L. Bowe

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Florida) is the granddaughter of the late Joseph L. Bowe, who served as mayor of Glassboro from 1959 until his death in 1967.

Bowe died of cancer at age 50, just hours before President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin met for a summit at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).

Castor was less than a year old when her grandfather died.

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Glassboro students take their parents to school

Thomas E. Bowe School in Glassboro recently welcomed parents to “Take Your Parents to School Day” during American Education Week and parents returned later in the month for the Bowe PTO’s Fourth Grade Fall Festival and the school’s Title I Fall Family Night.

“This is our opportunity to showcase the programs that we have,” Principal Craig Stephenson told parents, while also pointing out, “It’s all about our kids.”

Parents were treated to breakfast sponsored by the Gloucester County and Glassboro Education Associations and sat in on classroom lessons during “Take Your Parents to School Day.”

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Bullock’s Budding Scientists Dig the Fossil Park

Dorothy L. Bullock School Principal Rich Taibi wants all of his students to have the opportunity to explore science. (His school boasts a STEM lab as well as a school garden.) That’s why he was especially receptive to teacher Laure Budney’s idea to take all of the school’s students to the fossil park.

Budney is a second-grade teacher at Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro. She collaborated with Sharon Lawrence, special assistant to the director of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University, to plan fossil park field trips for every “Bullock” student.  

Students had fun digging for fossils and learning more about the park’s previous, prehistoric inhabitants. While children didn’t find dinosaurs, many found shark’s teeth, oyster shells, clam shells, bacterial “poop,” and rocks that are said to be more than 65 million years old! The trip just might have inspired the next generation of Glassboro scientists!

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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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Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership

Glassboro High School and Rowan University celebrated their Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership with a ceremony outside of GHS on Tuesday, September 25. Glassboro High School is the fourth school in the district to become a Rowan University Professional Development School. J. Harvey Rodgers, Dorothy L. Bullock and Thomas E. Bowe schools are also Professional Development Schools.

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