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Brooklawn School Property 4-Sale; What's Up At Paulsboro Marine Terminal? ; Johnny Hockey & Buddy Robinson; New Freeholder; Strike A Pose

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FOR SALE! BROOKLAWN CHURCH PROPERTY—The former St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, 401 Community Drive, Brooklawn which was purchased by the Brooklawn Board of Education for $720,000 in 2014 is up for sale. The asking price is $785,000. The Board had planned on using the buildings for classrooms and administrative offices but the development never materialized.

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The property, which is adjacent to the Alice Costello Grammar School, is situated on 2 acres with frontage on U.S. Route 130 south, close to multiple businesses, retail, and other numerous amenities. The listing states it is an ideal property for a daycare, private school, non-profits, professional offices or redevelopment. The total footage of both buildings is 7,013 square feet.

The broker handling the sale is Wolf Commercial Real Estate has offices in South Jersey and Philadelphia. For More Information Contact Phil Costa (856)-857-6300 or (215)-799-6900 [email protected] 


WHAT'S UP AT THE PAULSBORO MARINE TERMINAL ?—The taxpayer-funded Port of Paulsboro, which opened three years ago, is still only bringing in steel from Russia according to a recent report by  Taxpayers invested $225 million in the Gloucester County property which was touted as the first new marine terminal on the Delaware River in nearly 50 years when it opened in winter 2017. It was formerly a 190-acre petroleum storage field that had to be cleaned up and redeveloped.

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(March 7, 2017)--The Delaware River has seen the opening of a first new marine terminal in 50 years with the inauguration of the Paulsboro facility in New Jersey. The $175m Paulsboro Marine Terminal was developed by the South Jersey Port Corp and is being operated by Holt Logistics Corp. Holt has committed more than $12m to the project in the form of cranes, rolling stock and other capital items. The brownfield site, covering 190 acres, used to be a BP tank farm. Located near Philadelphia International Airport, it has 21,000 feet of new rail track and an 850-foot wharf with two more berths planned. With the terminal initially employing 40-50 people, the potential for expansion could see that rise to 200, says the operator. It received its first vessel when bulker Doric Warrior delivered 55,000 tons of steel slabs from Tuapse in Russia for its first tenant, international steel company NLMK USA. (source


“This has not yet been the big jobs producer, the big hope we all spoke about years ago,” he said. “I don’t know if there are more than 25 jobs right there right now. My big hope is that all that was talked about years ago come to fruition," said Mayor Gary Stevenson.  Officials say phase II of the Paulsboro development is underway and is expected to be completed in 2021. It includes two more wharves, infrastructure improvements and warehouses, which it doesn’t have now.  (Read more)


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photo source The Calvary Flames

TIME TO TALK HOCKEY—Former Gloucester Catholic Hockey Coach Guy Gaudreau, who runs the Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell,  explained how he still gives pointers to his elder son, "Johnny Hockey," and his son's friend Buddy Robinson. Both his son and Robinson, who presently play for the Calvary Flames, also played for the Gloucester Catholic hockey team when they were students at the school.

In a recent interview with the Courier Post, Guy explained how he talked to both players before last Saturday's upcoming game

The pair of Flames forwards (Gaudreau from Carneys Point and Robinson from Bellmawr) are the first two players from South Jersey to be teammates in the NHL. There are only 22 players who were born in New Jersey, according to, and went on to make it to the NHL. Nine remain active in the league as of this season.

Robinson, a 6-foot-6 right-wing, was playing for the Flames farm team when he got a call-up ahead of the Battle of Alberta with the Edmonton Oilers, Saturday night. Gaudreau and Robinson connected on a give-and-go play that resulted in the second career goal for Robinson, his first tally in the NHL since April 7, 2016.  (Read more)


NEW CAMDEN COUNTY FREEHOLDER-- Barbara Holcomb, was chosen recently to fill the vacant seat on the Camden County Freeholder Board that was held by Susan Shin Angulo, who resigned to become the new mayor of Cherry Hill.

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Barbara Holcomb

Holcomb, the former deputy mayor of Winslow, is the vice-chair of the Camden County Democratic organization.  She served one term on the Winslow school board before winning a township council seat and was presently serving on the Camden County Board of Taxation before accepting her new appointment.  Holcomb has not yet announced if she will run in a 2020 special election for the remaining 14 months of Shin Angulo’s term. William Tambussi, the counsel to the county Democrats, said that vote was only to fill the immediate vacancy and not to nominate Holcomb as the organization candidate for the June primary.  Her ascension to the freeholder seat will create a vacancy on the Camden County Board of Taxation.

Read New Jersey Globe article

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STRIKE A POSE PEYTON!--A Crown Chicken store is being added to the Gyro Restaurant at Broadway and Hunter Street, Gloucester City. Presently the store is closed while the renovations are being completed. Peyton saw we were taking pictures and being the "ham" she is jumped at the chance to get her photo taken. 


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published | February 6, 2020