Sculpture of Former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen Donated to Town Square by Demountable Concepts, Inc

The sculpture features a life-sized, steel silhouette of the former mayor who was instrumental in bringing Glassboro and Rowan University together to revitalize the town. The mayor was also a Philadelphia Phillies fan who attended the Phillies Phantasy Camp, so he’s portrayed at bat, forever ready to hit the next pitch. There’s a bronze plaque in the shape of home plate with a brief inscription on how Mayor Shpeen set a positive example and contributed to improving Glassboro’s downtown.

“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.”

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Ready...Set...Get Fit! “Feel Good Glassboro” is a free outdoor exercise program in the Town Square. Just in time for summer!


Embrace the outdoors and move your fitness routine outside with these no-cost classes in beautiful Glassboro Town Square. Breathe in fresh air and enjoy the sunshine as Glassboro's health & fitness professionals instruct you on a vast array of techniques to help get you motivated and keep you fit — while you have fun!

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Do you hear what I hear? Santa Claus is coming to town to light up the tree in Downtown Glassboro!

“The Tree Lighting Ceremony is the perfect time for kids of all ages to come and experience all that our beautiful downtown has to offer as we officially kick off the holiday season,” Councilwoman Anna Miller says. “There are great activities planned for this year that you won’t want to miss. Please be sure to bring a Toy-for-a-Tot and canned food for those less fortunate.” Put it on your calendar and you better be good for goodness sakes!

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