BY BILL CLEARY
DANMARK ARRIVES-The majestic, training ship DANMARK, considered Denmark’s nautical ambassador arrived Friday morning for a four day visit to the Philadelphia area. It will be docked at Penn’s Landing for public tours.
The Viking Ship was launched early Friday morning from the Gloucester City Marina, at Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ.
photos by Joe O'Donnell, click to enlarge (see more photos below)
Gloucester City Business Association (GCBA) Fall Kick-Off meeting will be held Tuesday, September 27 on the second floor of Vitale’s Italian Bistro located at 942 Ninth Street in Gloucester City. Networking and cocktails will begin at 5:30 PM and the meeting will commence at 6 PM. Don Bigley and Jeff Lucas will be the first speakers and will provide an overview of their new restaurant / bar - Ott’s on the Waterfront which will be located on Freedom Pier. The GCBA Board will also provide updates on the Extended Sunday Hours Initiative, Glassboro Camden Rail Line and our proposed Planning / Zoning Benchmarking study with neighboring communities. For more information about the GCBA call Bob Booth, president, at 856-742-8010.
NEW TRASH CONTRACT WILL SAVE $$$$ FOR GLOUCESTER CITY- Mayor William James announced today that effective October 1st, the City of Gloucester City will have a new trash vendor after several years with Waste Management. The City went out to Competitive Bid over the summer and the lowest responsible bidder was Central Jersey Waste and Recycling. The City has signed a 5 year contract with this firm to supply the City with Trash Collection and Recycling Services.
This contract will in its first year save the city over $200,000 and over the five year life of the contract will save the city over $725,000. “This contract could not have come along at a better time given the tough economic times we are living in.” stated Finance Committee Chairman Daniel Spencer.
City residents will not see any difference in their trash or recycling collection. The days of pickup will stay the same and there will be no change to what is picked up or the amounts that can be put out.
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BELOW PHOTOS BY CAPTAIN JACK HUGHES