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by Bill Cleary


Gloucester Catholic Moving into Grammar School-Principal John Colman has announced Gchsthat Gloucester Catholic will close the Annex, (photo) Burlington and Monmouth Streets, at the end of the the current school year and move classes into the adjoining Saint Mary’s Grammar School Building, Cumberland and Sussex Sts. The grammar school was closed last year by the Diocese because of financial reason. Students will use the renovated classrooms on the first and second floors. 

The Annex, originally the Berryman Estate, opened as Saint Mary’s High School in 1926. After the construction of the current “Main Building”, it became known as the Boys Building because at the time Gloucester Catholic was co-institutional. In recent years, the annex has housed mostly freshmen homerooms and classes. ~source Ramblings spring 2012


OUTRAGEOUS! -Donnell Battie of Winslow Township recently filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Washington Township Walmart for allowing a racist comment to be announced on the store’s public address system. Battie said he was in the store on the evening of March 14, 2012 when a 16-year-old shopper picked up the store’s public address microphone and announced “Attention Walmart customers: all black people must leave the store.


The lawsuit claims Walmart was “negligent, careless, reckless and showed deliberate indifference in allowing an unsafe and hostile condition” by failing to secure the PA system.


The case was filed a few months ago in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Camden County, but Walmart responded on May 15 by having it moved to federal court, because the damages requested are in excess of $75,000.



TAXES GOING UP AGAIN-Camden County residents will pay an additional $60 on average this year for county taxes under the budget introduced this month by the Board of Freeholders.


The $340 million budget calls for a total tax rate of 71 cents per $100 of assessed property value. For the average Camden County home, the 2012 tax rate will mean a bill of $545 for the year — an increase of $5 a month. The budget stays within the state-mandated 2 percent cap on the levy.


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