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City Fire Boat, Holt Busy, New Development in Westmont, Love Your Money, Unity of Family


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IMG_1880WHO KNEW?—On Friday when we were checking out Freedom Pier, King Street, and the Delaware River,  we discovered the Gloucester City Fire Department’s water rescue boat tied up at the dock next to the North Wind Schooner. Fire Marshall Pat Hagan, Department spokesperson  said on Monday that the Camden City Fire Department gave the boat to Gloucester in the spring of 2014.  

“It was free,” said Hagan. “It didn’t cost the City a dime.”

The 10-year-old boat, a Sea Arc, is 27 ft -long and has two 200 horse Yamaha outboard motors. It is used for water rescue.  The Fire Marshall said several firefighters are licensed to pilot the boat. Hagan said the boat has been dispatched several times in the past year.

HOLT TERMINAL BUSY—Trucks carrying huge 15 thousand pound steel bars are going in

and out of the north yard of Holt Terminal, King, and North Broadway. Off-duty Gloucester City Police Officers are directing traffic at the intersection. Sgt.Steve Burkhardt, the department spokesman, said, “Holt pays the city to have off duty Gloucester City officers posted at the intersection to stop traffic when the trucks need to cross Broadway. Only police officers are authorized to supersede traffic controls at an intersection.  The city, in turn, pays the officers. The arrangement is the same as any other contractor, such as Verizon and PSE&G.” Albertson-village

ALBERTSON VILLAGE—The Grand Opening of the first building of Albertson Village, 100 Lindisfrarne Avenue, Westmont was held on Saturday. Albertson Village, an 82-unit luxury apartment community,  is a residential project pursuing LEED-certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The first of four buildings planned is complete, offering 19 apartments including one of eight affordable housing units planned for the community. The remaining three-story buildings will each comprise 21 units and are slated for delivery in November, December and January, respectively. The project features ENERGY STAR® appliances, landscaped open spaces with paved pathways, community clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, elevators and parking garages. There're exterior lighting and cameras throughout the grounds. Located just a few blocks from New Jersey Transit’s Westmont Station, the PATCO high-speed rail line provides convenient access to Philadelphia. see news release

6a00d8341bf7d953ef01b7c731d077970b (1)LOVE YOUR MONEY—Nearby Camden City has gotten another injection of taxpayers money to attract a developer to build  a $1 billion transformation of a 16-acre swath of the Camden waterfront. This is the latest in a series of projects spurred on by the promise of state tax incentives for companies that relocate to the city, according to the New York Times.The plan for what's now a sea of parking lots in one of the nation's most impoverished places calls for 1.7 million square feet of office space in two towers, along with lower-slung buildings including a hotel, 325 housing units, retail and parking garages in the most expensive single development plan the city has seen. Liberty Property Trust hopes to start construction by fall 2016 and have it completely built in 2019, according to The NY Times.  



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UNITY OF FAMILY--GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--An estimated 200 people attended The Mass for the Unity of Family,  sponsored by Gloucester Catholic High School, held on Saturday, September 19 at Proprietors Park, King Street and the Delaware River, Gloucester City. Father Allain Caparas was the principal celebrant of the Mass, assisted by Monsignor William Hodge, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish. Following the 5 PM Mass, a barbecue was held.