Monday, April 8, 2013
The networking and awards ceremony is free, but registration is required.
Mayor David Mayer and the Gloucester Township Council will host the 13th annual Gloucester Township Economic Development Corp. Business Breakfast on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Palace, 109 N. Black Horse Pike. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to this page on the township's official website. The breakfast will include an update on economic development progress in the township.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Other headlines include the MARRS police plan for missing and at-risk children and eight candidates announce run for four municipal government seats, including mayor.
Residents turn out to a council meeting this week to demand action about the Iron Horse Rifle and Pistol Club. Colleen Nick, whose daughter was abducted 18 years ago, endorsed the Gloucester Township Police MARRS program. Four Democrats and four Republicans filed petitions to run for public office on Monday. Police are investigating an incident on Berkshire Road on Friday. The 27-year-old man had more than 70 prescription pills on him when arrested, police said. A township Daisy troop is scheduled to plant a tree at the Gloucester Township Community Park. Songs from Highland High School's production of 'Aida' were performed recently at the Gloucester Township Council meeting. The parade starts at 8 a.m. Upload pictures of your little …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Gloucester Township's deputy police chief thanks three township officials for their efforts in the wake of the Dec. 28 shooting inside police headquarters.
Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins used his final opportunity to speak during Monday night's Township Council meeting to thank three officials he says were a huge help as the township's men and women in blue recovered from the Dec. 28 shooting inside police headquarters. "I just want to publicly thank Mr. (Tom) Cardis, the mayor (David Mayer), Mr. (Len) Moffa and all the support that we got from the incident of the shooting at police headquarters, especially Mr. Moffa and Mr. Cardis, to ensure that our police station was restored as quickly as possible. Personally thank them," Harkins said. "The many officers have to pass through there and are working there now, and it was very important for us to get it back to a level …
Officials reportedly explore the idea of putting armed police officers in Gloucester Township's K-8 schools.
Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer and Police Chief W. Harry Earle met with local education officials Monday night to discuss security upgrades, including the possibility of adding armed police officers to K-8 schools, according to officials. Mayer and Earle did not attend Monday's Township Council meeting, instead attending the school security session. The security meeting was called in the wake of the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, CT, in which a lone gunman killed 26 people, including 20 young students. "Has there been a discussion with Gloucester Township school board about an armed officer in their schools?" Erial resident Tom Crone asked Council. "That's what they're doing tonight," Council President Glen Bianchini responded…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The search for Michelle Gentek's replacement is officially underway.
Gloucester Township Democrats have officially begun their search for Michelle Gentek's replacement on Township Council. Mayor David Mayer—the de facto leader of the Democratic Party in the township—announced Tuesday the party is interested in hearing from residents wishing to complete Gentek's term, which is to expire Dec. 31, 2013. "We have many talented individuals in our township who are qualified to serve on Township Council,” Mayer said. “Therefore we are seeking someone who wants to serve our community and help us continue to make Gloucester Township a better place to live, work and start a business." Interested individuals can submit their resumes by email at email@example.com. The Democrats' selection committee will contact…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Mayor David Mayer speaks on Friday morning's shooting incident that left three Gloucester Township police officers injured and the alleged shooter dead.
Mayor David Mayer issued an audio statement via YouTube at around 11:40 a.m. regarding gunfire inside Gloucester Township police station Friday morning. The shooting incident left three police officers injured. The alleged shooter, who has not yet been identified, was killed by police, Camden County Prosecutor's Office Capt. Mark Nicholas confirmed. "All police operations are functioning as normal and calls for service are not being affected," Mayer said in the statement. "Certainly our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and their families at this time." Mayer asked that citizens only call the police department for normal calls for service or emergencies in the wake of the shooting incident.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Gloucester Township and Black Horse Pike Regional schools take steps to prevent tragedy.
In the minutes, hours and days following the cold-blooded murders of 20 young students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, communities across the nation pondered ways to prevent a similar school massacre in their town. Gloucester Township is no different. "Everybody had a very terrible, rude awakening again to how schools are soft targets," Gloucester Township Public Schools (GTPS) interim Superintendent John Bilodeau said on Tuesday. And that means you better have a legitimate, verifiable reason to go into a school. On Sunday, Mayor David Mayer sent out a letter via the township's Global Connect community alert system assuring residents of the police department and schools' "collective commitment to …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Boy Scouts Troop 177 will have the Peace Light on hand.
Gloucester Township's annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony will take place Sunday evening. The event, held at Lt. Col. Samuel M. Siler Veterans Memorial Park, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. It will mark the third straight year Mayor David Mayer and members of Township Council have been joined by community members to light up the tree at the joint entrance to the park and Chews Landing Road municipal complex. Boys Scouts Troop 177 will have the Peace Light its members retrieved from JFK Airport in New York City on Monday at the tree-lighting ceremony, allowing residents to light their only "peace candles" to take home. Also, Blackwood-based Mainstage Center for the Arts' Harmony and Encore choirs will perform Christmas favorites. It's worth …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Gloucester Township is the lead agency in a shared-services agreement with Black Horse Pike Regional and Gloucester Township school systems.
Gloucester Township Council on Monday unanimously voted to adopt a resolution making it the lead agency in a solar energy partnership with Black Horse Pike Regional School District and Gloucester Township Public Schools. Mayor David Mayer praised the municipal-schools partnership during his comments at the meeting. "This is not only a great example of saving taxpayer money, but also of both local and regional school districts working together to achieve the goal of saving taxpayer money," Mayer said. "So, I thank both Black Horse Pike Regional and our local Gloucester Township schools and their boards and administrators for their hard work over the last couple of years to finally bring this to fruition." As lead agency, the township will …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer and Police Chief W. Harry Earle provide an update on conditions in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer and Police Chief W. Harry Earle provided the community with an update on conditions in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, aka the "Frankenstorm," via the Police Department's YouTube page Tuesday evening. Old Black Horse Pike has been re-opened since the video was recorded around 2 p.m. Tuesday. The roadway was closed near Fairways Apartments due to downed wires. Kelly Drivers Lane may remain closed near Hider Lane for several days due to a felled utility pole and downed wires.