Gloucester County

“Gloucester county is located in southwest New Jersey. Gloucester county has 322.00 square miles of land area and 15.17 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Gloucester county population is 288,288, which has grown 13.20% since 2000.” USA.com

GLASSBORO — Students from Glassboro High School celebrated their 2017 prom on Friday night. NJ Advance Media was there to capture images of some of the students as they arrived for the celebration. Check back at nj.com/southjerseyproms for other local high school prom coverage from schools …

The Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve invite the public to join in celebrating National Trails Day at Tall Pines State Preserve, New Jersey’s newest and Gloucester County’s first state park. Events scheduled for June 3 at Tall Pine State Preserve, 1705 Woodbury-Glassboro Road in …

WOOLWICH TWP. — A farm that could have been replaced by 23 homes will now be preserved following approval by the county freeholder board to assist in purchasing the development rights easement for the site. Woolwich Investors, LLC, which owns the 36-acre property, applied for preservation …

ATLANTIC CITY — Gloucester County’s Freeholder Heather Simmons, who serves as the president to the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), led the organization’s annual conference in Atlantic City last week, May 10-12. All 21 of New Jersey’s counties participate in NJAC.  During the conference …

The Mantua Township Recreation Committee will be hosting its annual “Bark in the Park” dog parade this Sunday, May 21 at Chestnut Branch Park. All dogs are welcome to participate in this free dog parade. Bring your dog on Sunday and join in the fun. …

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Brett Kraft, of Gloucester City native, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, at the U.S. Naval Academy. On May 26 he will graduate with a  Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography and a commission as a U.S Navy Ensign. …

It was “Halloween” in May for a Washington Township High School student on May 17 at the 14th annual Gloucester County Highway Safety Video Production awards presentations. WTHS student John Micciche’s video was overall winner in the contest among 104 submissions by Gloucester County high school students …

WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — Federal officials are devising a plan to clean up lead contamination found on nearly three dozen properties. A proposed remediation plan is on its way for the township Superfund site that’s been undergoing testing and sampling since mid-2015, according to David Rosoff, Environmental Protection Agency …

PITMAN — Borough police have increased their presence in and around Pitman Middle School this week following a social media exchange in which six students talked about possibly harming classmates and faculty, police said. School officials contacted the police department Tuesday to report the social media …

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