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Mary Jane E. Matthews (age 80), of Bellmawr; Former Oaklyn Public Schools Cafeteria Worker

BELLMAWR NJ--Mary Jane E. Matthews (nee Waligorski), on November 1, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 80. Beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Matthews. Devoted mother of James Matthews and Mark Matthews (Sharon). Loving grandmother of Peter Williams, Amanda Boyer (Brandon), and Kristina Matthews. Cherished great grandmother of Maya, Avery, and Nova. Dear sister of Peggy Weeks and Stephen Waligorski. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary Jane enjoyed bowling, ceramics, and loved her dogs. Mary Jane especially loved working with the kids in the cafeteria for Oaklyn Public Schools. There will be a viewing from 7 pm to 9... Read more →

Deptford: Massive Million+ Sq Ft Warehouse Project Proposed Alongside Kinsley Landfill and Rt 41 (42Freeway)

Two Massive Warehouses being proposed for Deptford NJ; 893,000 sq ft and 179,000 sq ft. Several weeks ago 42Freeway learned that new Ohio based owner of 100+ acres in Deptford Township located off of Rt 41 (wedged between the landfill, 55 and 41) is working on a massive 2 warehouse building project; the largest is almost 900,000 sq ft and the second is close to 200,000. We’ve held off on posting until now as we filed an OPRA request with the Gloucester County Planning board to get the proposed sketches, which we share with readers here. I have the full... Read more →


Bellmawr Missing Moves Project to Start 2019; New Information on Landfill & Direct Connection

Mark Matthews | 42Freeway.com BELLMAWR, NJ (January 7, 2019)--Missing Moves is a NJDOT project to connect Route 42 to Route 295… specifically 42 North towards Bellmawr to 295 South, and of course the reverse… 295 North towards Bellmawr to 42 South. It’s called “Missing Moves” because for as long as these roads existed, you cant traverse them they way I just described. According to the Director of Communications for NJDOT, this $160 Million project is expected to start construction late 2o19. It should take 3 years to develop, and will take place while the current large Direct Connect project is... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Bottlestop Liquor Store Opening Soon in Gloucester City Rt130 North

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 12, 2018)--A new liquor store called Bottlestop is opening up very soon in Gloucester City on Rt 130 North. The building is located next to Cheerleaders Bar, and was recently completely remodeled. As you would expect, this a full beverage location offering Beer, Wine and Liquor. This is a larger store, almost similar in size to what you'd expect from a Canal's store. When we stopped in today, it appeared all construction and shelving was complete, and they were just waiting on inventory. More details over at 42Freeway.com Bottlestop NJ 56 Crescent Blvd Gloucester City, NJ... Read more →

Dave and Buster's Arcade Restaurant coming to Gloucester (Township) Premium Outlets? 42Freeway.com

Retail/Commercial blog 42Freeway.com is reporting that according to several people who attended a tenants meeting at Gloucester Premium Outlets, management recently told tenants a Dave and Busters Restaurant and Entertainment Arcade Center is being planned for the Blackwood NJ’s Outlets site. The location will be in the land still available around the property (probably along side Route 42, where the Applebee’s was planned). Development is targeted to start very early in 2019 after this year’s holiday shopping season, with a targeted opening for later in 2019. Neither outlet owner Simon Properties or Dave and Buster's have made any public announcements,... Read more →

Geets Diner Williamstown Reopens. Official Grand Opening Saturday March 24th | 42Freeway.com

The long beloved Geets Diner in Williamstown NJ has reopened for limited hours this week (till 8pm), ahead of their Saturday March 24th Official Grand Opening! Geets Diner and it’s large front sign on the Black Horse Pike and Rt 322 have been a community landmark for decades. People were shocked in August of 2016 when the prior owners abruptly closed. More recently, published reports from last year show that area resident Sandy Cannon purchased the diner, along with partners from the nationally recognized Franklinville Inn. Based on the timing of those articles, the remodeling has taken longer than the... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Recognize the Signs and Seek Help Fast

October 18, 2017 Dear Editor, Stroke, the No. 3 leading cause of death in NJ, is largely treatable. The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover. If you or someone you love suffers a stroke, it’s important to recognize the signs and seek help FAST. In most cases, someone other than the stroke patient, like a family member, makes the decision to seek treatment. Together to End Stroke®, an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association initiative, nationally sponsored by Medtronic, educates the public about common stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency, using... Read more →

SOLD: Freeway Golf Course Gloucester Township (42Freeway)

42Freeway.com Mark Matthews Historic in its designation as the “First African American owned golf course in America”, the Freeway Golf Course closed in 2016 and was put up for sale with an asking price of $2.4 million. Well earlier this year in January 2017, the sale of the 150 acre property officially closed for almost half the asking price, at $1.25 million. The buyer was a locally owned property investment company, Black Horse Properties LLC. The property is located at 1858 Sicklerville Road in Gloucester Township, down the road from the popular Villari’s Lakeside Restaurant and Bar. The Freeway Golf... Read more →

Wild Wing Cafe coming to Barrington NJ (42Freeway.com)

42Freeway.com The official groundbreaking took place earlier in November for a new eatery called Wild Wing Cafe, to be located in Barrington NJ on the White Horse Pike next to the Super Wawa. Wild Wing Cafe is a newer, but growing national full service restaurant with a twist… they feature live entertainment as a key part of the experience, something that is very rare for an eatery of its type. They are currently centered in the Southeast (its first location was in Hilton Head) and the Barrington location is the first in the Northeast. And when I say “full service”,... Read more →

Deptford to get full Starbucks store at site of former Freeway Diner (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com The Freeway Diner on Deptford’s Route 41 closed 18 months ago with immediate rumors of Starbucks and an auto retailer moving in. And then nothing happened. Well this week, Greg Wisnowski of Equity Retail Brokers has confirmed that Starbucks has signed the lease for a full Starbucks store! There will also be a separate 6,000 square foot building which has a lot of interest from other retailers. Greg says they are targeting a 2017 opening for the Starbucks store. For more information on the new Starbuck's and other local store changes, please read the full article over... Read more →

Applebees Coming to Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood (42Freeway)

Mark Matthews - 42Freeway.com September 19 The August 9th Planning Board Meeting at Gloucester Township included a discussion on adding an Applebee’s to the Gloucester Premium Outlet shopping center, which would be the shopping destinations first restaurant offering alcohol. The new Applebee’s will not be in the main walkable section of the center. There are allocated lots between Route 42 and the shopping center, designated as 2 different lots but able to fit up to 5 buildings, according to documents submitted to the Planning Board. The developer is targeting restaurants, banks, and additional stores. More details at 42Freeway! Related articles... Read more →

Deptford's Filomena Lakeview Bar Area: Enlarged and Remodeled (42Freeway)

Deptford's popular Filomena Lakeview Restaurant has been going through a transformation this summer, adding an outdoor patio (almost complete), an enlarged kitchen area... and a completely new and enlarged bar area. On the bar side, the owners have built an addition to the building which increases the bar area approximately two and a half times, at least doubles the bar seating and adds additional table seating. We had stopped in several times to over the years to sit at the old bar, and for those familiar with the old set-up, the new bar area is a dramatic change. Open, brighter,... Read more →

Bellmawr's Pennant liquor license moves to Bellmawr Landfill project (42Freeway)

42Freeway Mark Matthews Back in November 2015, the Bellmawr Landfill redevelopers took ownership of the Pennant Rock Club’s liquor license. I see two big takeaways from this: Landfill: Despite many who think nothing is coming to the landfill, this purchase further confirms that the developers are intent on building something… and something more than just warehouses. South Jersey Observer has had several recent updates on the project, including road widening and plans that indicate the developer still has plans for a large multi-use development. Pennant: The deteriorating Pennant Nightclub property will probably never reopen as a bar venue, as the... Read more →

German supermarket LIDL looking at Gloucester Township location (42Freeway.com)

Earlier this year, several news outlets stated that one of the largest food retailers in the world (and based in Germany) was poised to make its move into the US, and was targeting locations in New Jersey as a key entry point. UPDATE: The map image and text was updated to reflect a more accurate location of the property on Cross-Keys Road. The Gloucester Township Council meeting agenda for April 25, 2016 lists a referendum authorizing the agreement of sale of a portion of the old Erial/Sicklerville Nike Missile base to German Supermarket Chain LIDL. The Nike property is located... Read more →


Inspira "Healthpark" buys 30 acres in Deptford

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com Inspira Health Network, more widely known in our area as the owners of Woodbury's Underwood Hospital, has purchased 30 acres of land in Deptford NJ. The undeveloped parcel is located on Clements Bridge Road, across from the shopping center that used to house the Pathmark Supermarket. The transaction closed in January 2016, and the buying company was listed as "Inspira Deptford Healthpark LLC", with an address matching the Inspira Corporate office in Mullica Hill. The larger undeveloped area has been more widely known as the location of the long planned (and delayed) Deptford Movies. The reality is,... Read more →

Deptford area Girl Scouts having Sandwich making event at Deptford Skating Center Thursday

The Girl Scouts of Deptford, Woodbury Heights and Wenonah - are hosting a peanut butter, jelly and bread drive and sandwich making event at the Deptford Skating and Fun Center on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 in the evening. This is their second year running this event. Last year the Girl Scouts made just shy of 1,300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. They serve hundreds of meals to homeless people every day. This was a HUGE success last year. The night of this years event the DSC is open to the public and is... Read more →

Hobby Lobby Sicklerville Opens Monday October 5th! (42Freeway)

42Freeway Hobby Lobby moves closer into our region, with the opening today (Oct 5) of a new store in Sicklerville NJ, on Cross-Keys Rd. Well, Monday is the official opening date, but those in the know realized that they have been in soft opening mode since Friday, and on a rainy Saturday evening 42Freeway stopped over to the brand new Sicklerville store and checked it out. Head over to 42Freeway for our initial impressions of the store, as well as a few photos from inside. Another store is under construction in Deptford NJ, near the Red Lobster. The second store... Read more →

Tilted Kilt Sicklerville Opens Oct 5th! Preview Party Article and Photos (42Freeway)

42Freeway.com Gloucester Township continues its own streak of big openings, with the long awaited Tilted Kilt restaurant opening on Monday, October 5th at 11am. 42 Freeway was there for the VIP preview party on Saturday, and we have the exclusive preview photos of the beautiful restaurant and servers! At it’s core, the Tilted Kilt is a sports bar with a higher-end décor. The Sicklerville location has at least 20 HD televisions, and all the great menu items you would expect such as delicious sandwiches, entrees and wings! They also have one of the large craft beer selections in our area.... Read more →

Deptford Movies Delay: A Hospital wanted our property (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com Several years ago it was touted as a new state of the art Movie Theater to be located in an area of Deptford NJ along Clements Bridge Rd (across from the closed Pathmark). According to variations of Deptford Township planning documents, those woods were to become Movies, a hotel, a restaurant and more. And then nothing. For two years the project sat. This week a Deptford Movie representatives posted on social media that the delay was because they were approached by a hospital who wanted to buy the property... and the movie theater would develop elsewhere. After... Read more →

Bellmawr's Aldi Supermarket opens September 14th (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews Bellmawr's new Aldi Supermarket opens on September 14th! The store is located on the site of the former Bottom Dollar Food store, which was new construction and only in use for a short time before the company closed all locations. The billboard seen in the article photo is located in Brooklawn, next to St Maurice Church, across from the Pennant. This is Shoprite territory, and it seems that Aldi is going right after the big competition by placing the billboard here. Aldi is also opening in Woodbury at another converted Bottom Dollar Food store, and NJ.com says they... Read more →

Bellmawr's Italia Pizza reopens with new Management (42Freeway)

Bellmawr Italia Pizza Reopens Bellmawr’s Italia Pizza reopened last week with a completely new management team, and they come with pizza making credentials more than worthy of Bellmawr’s beautiful Italia Pizzeria. Brothers Joe and Charlie Bonfanti from Vito’s Pizza in Cherry Hill have reopened Bellmawr’s Italia Pizza, after Italia closed abruptly a few months back. We stopped in last week to chat with the Brothers and to enjoy some delicious food. The weekend is here, so head over to Italia Pizza for delicious pizza, sandwiches and entrees. Italia Pizza and Restaurant 108 S. Black Horse Pike Bellmawr, NJ 08031 856-931-4436... Read more →


The other half of the old K-Mart building is being renovated to house new businesses. Planet Fitness opened last year in the same building (photo credit CNBNewsnet) By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GOD’S LITTLE ACRE—The Borough of Brooklawn, also known by some residents as God’s Little Acre, is a happening place these days. By now most people know the Brooklawn Diner opened under new management, and if you are a sports fan you are aware that the Brooklawn Legion baseball team is making another appearance in the American Legion World Series. The defending champs begin play on Thursday,... Read more →

Brooklawn Shopping Center Major New Tenants going in! (42Freeway.com)

The Brooklawn Shopping Center surprises everyone with the start of big construction taking place in both the remaining section of K-Mart, and the recently closed Radio Shack location across the parking lot! Our research shows that FOUR new tenants are coming in, including national retailer Petco, Davita Dialysis and a Hope Thrift store! Plus there will still be room for additional store(s) in both locations. Construction is underway, and the Hope Thrift store indicates on their web site that they expect to be open by October of this year. More information and additional photos over at 42Freeway.com 42Freeway: Brooklawn Shopping... Read more →

CNBNews Monthly Stat Report for June 2015; Daily Average 3,197

RELATED: Monthly stats for May 2015 Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or more later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then this is considered their first time at your website. Unique Visitor - Based purely on a cookie, this is the total of the returning visits and first time visits - all your visitors. Page Load - The number of times your page has been visited. Monthly Stats Report: 1 Jun - 30 Jun 2015... Read more →

Bellmawr Super Wawa is Opens. Interesting Changes. (42Freeway.com)

The Bellmawr Super Wawa opened today, Friday June 19th. The Wawa is located on Creek Rd in Bellmawr, on the Northbound side of Route 42, replacing the old Wawa and a Luke Oil. We stopped in within the first 30 minutes of opening today to check the place out, and grabbed 10 photos which are posted over at 42Freeway.com. It is immediately recognizable as a Super Wawa, but this location introduces (to my experience) several changes seemingly geared towards streamlining the customer flow through checkout. Where as the Mt Ephraim Super Wawa was built with the ring of cash registers,... Read more →

Bellmawr Store Closures: Italia's Pizza and Walgreens (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews UPDATE: Bellmawr's Italia Pizza has reopened! More information at 42Freeway.com Every silver lining has a dark cloud. Over in Bellmawr, the long awaited Super Wawa opens this week, and Bellmawr won the Aldi lottery which they hope to see opened this year… But sad news also comes this week as the widely known and loved Italia Pizzeria closed, and the Walgreen’s Store announced that July 8th will be their last day for the Bellmawr location. Both stores sit on the same side of the Black Horse Pike, just a few hundred feet apart. Italia's owner commented on a... Read more →

The Spread bar in Mt Ephraim takes shape (42Freeway.com)

The Spread - Mt Ephraim NJ New owners have taken over the ol' Spread Eagle Inn on Kings Highway Mt Ephraim, and instead of simply trying to clean up the local pub, they completely demolished the old tavern down to the basement, and they are building new. I drove by today and the building's outer shell is complete (to the extent of understanding its size and placement). There is one more photo over at 42Freeway.com from the other side, which shows what appears to be an outside patio area with roof. At this time we don't have any information on... Read more →

Bally's Health Club Deptford targeted for redevelopment (42Freeway.com)

Sitting empty for several years along a core Deptford retail road, the Bally's Health Club is next in line for redevelopment plans. The current owner of the property (Next Realty) was recently in front of the Deptford Planning board to present their initial plans to bring new life to the property... starting with demolishing the old building. For more information on what tenants they are targeting, head over to 42Freeway. 42Freeway: Bye Bye Ballys Deptford? New Development Proposed. Like our Facebook page. Typically our reader comments appear there. Read more →

Bellmawr Super Wawa Opens June 19 (42Freeway.com)

The Wawa official Grand Opening page states that June 19th is the Grand opening for the long-awaited Bellmawr Super Wawa, located on Creek Rd at the entrance to Route 42 North. On June 19th, the key times are: 8:00am store opening 10:00am Ribbon Cutting ceremony The new store replaces an older Wawa and a Luke Oil gas station. The building construction and landscaping are definitely an upgrade to the prior buildings. The only additional information over at 42freeway.com, is we have one additional photo taken at night... and from the exact same vantage point. Related articles Creek Road Bridge over... Read more →

Brooklawn Diner First Look! Article and Pics (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews The opening of the Brooklawn Diner has been widely covered by Bill here at ClearysNotebook. Today I stopped in for the Grand Opening, making it in during the first hour... and scoring a free breakfast! (Breakfast was free till 11am). I enjoyed a delicious Ham and Cheese omelet, checked out the awesome changes... and snuck in a dozen photos. Over at 42Freeway.com I have a detailed article on the changes, and the photos to back up the commentary. 42Freeway: First Look Inside: Brooklawn Diner. 12 interior photos! Also, be sure to go to our Facebook page and "like"... Read more →

Deptford's Freeway Diner Closing after Memorial Day (42Freeway.com)

by Mark Matthews CNBNews.net DEPTFORD NJ May 24, 2015--The rumors around Deptford are true, and after 37 years of business this weekend marks the end for the Freeway Diner in Deptford NJ. The For Sale sign has been up at least a year, and planned for the location is an iconic retail store. The beloved restaurant is set to close Memorial Day Night... at 10pm. After a long career at the diner, the owners are retiring and retiring the diner at the same time. Market values have probably popped back up as Deptford and Route 42 are hot retail destinations... Read more →

Gloucester City's King Street Pub now open, owned by the Art's Deli Family (42Freeway)

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com A unique Gloucester City landmark located at King and Monmouth is back in business as a local tavern after some interior remodeling, thanks to a local family who has been doing business in the City for years. The King Street Pub opened recently in an interesting building that for the last few decades has been a small tavern, but before that… a Jewish Synagogue? The Bond family who are bringing this pub back to life first established a standard for high-quality food and service at Art’s Deli over on Broadway. Even if you’ve never been to Art’s... Read more →

Two new hotels proposed for busy Rt 41 in Deptford (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews At Deptford's February Planning Board meeting, developers presented a preliminary plan for two new hotels to be developed along Rt 41 (Hurffville), at the entrance to Rt 42 southbound. The property is currently several warehouses and businesses. And again 42Freeway.com is the first to bring you this news. This would put 4 hotels in close proximity of each other, making this a strong hotel corridor for the region. Deptford planning minutes are very detailed on this project, and my article at 42Freeway.com summarizes the discussion and offers additional insight... including a link to the official town meeting minutes.... Read more →

Aldi coming to Bellmawr and Woodbury Bottom Dollar Locations! (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews Breaking News! Today (March 27) Aldi completed the purchase of the Bottom Dollar Food locations…. and they’ve announced that 30 Bottom Dollar Stores are being converted over to ALDI .. and BELLMAWR and Woodbury made the cut!! Read more in the Company press release. NJ.Com updated story The full South Jersey list of stores to become Aldi's is: ity Street Address Bellmawr 156 West Browning Road Bordentown 262-C Route 130 Cherry Hill 2110 Route 38 East Windsor 440 US Hwy 130 Edgewater Park 4225 South Route 130 Glassboro 812 North Delsea Drive Lumberton 1636 Route 38 Trenton 2735... Read more →

Gloucester Township Premium Outlets Construction Video March 2015 (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews Gloucester Township is seeing a major retail development take place along Route 42, totaling more than 400,000 sq ft. Simon,one of the largest mall and outlet developers in the country is building an Outlet mall in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, between Route 42 and the Black Horse Pike. More specifically, there is a newer overpass bridge and exit on Rt 42 near the Camden County College, and when traveling south bound on 42, if you get off at that exit you will be dropped directly into the new Outlet mall. If you are confused about the... Read more →

First look at Deptford's World Class Nemours Pediatric Medical Facility (42Freeway.com)

by Mark Matthews DEPTFORD NJ--In the land of retail stores and national chain eateries, Deptford last year announced that a new large pediatric health care facility is coming to a property on Almonesson Rd. The medical organization moving in is the Wilmington-based Nemours duPont Children’s Health System which is one of the nation’s largest integrated pediatric facilities in the U.S. with locations in the Delaware Valley and Florida. The new Deptford world class 63,500 sq ft medical facility will become very well known in the metro area, bringing the town’s reputation full circle; from pig farms to retail center, and... Read more →

The Dallas Morning News sums up best the Eagles signing of DeMarco Murray.

Image (C) Philadelphia Eagles by Mark Matthews CNBNews.net Just when everyone was scratching their heads over Chip Kelly's recent moves for the Philadelphia Eagles, he pulls a deal that has everyone this morning calling him a genius. I was curious to see what the national sports media had to say about the move, and I found that the Dallas Morning News had already summed it up nicely. The fans living in Dallas have probably been shaking their head in disbelief all night, and it sure is unfortunate that they have to wake up to their own local paper summarizing the... Read more →

Westville/Deptford getting a new Dunkin Donuts (42Freeway.com)

(42Freeway.com) Construction has started on a new Dunkin Donuts on Rt 47 (Delsea Drive), down by the North-Bound entrance to 295. The location is a long closed bank, which on the other side of it has the entrance to the Inverness Apartments. Many think this is Westville, and its referenced several times on the internet as such… but looking at maps and the tax records this is definitely Deptford. Regardless of the Zip code, this Dunkin Donuts will be serving many residents of Westville, Deptford and simply those heading off to work via Rt 295. Interested in retail, commercial, event... Read more →

Deptford's Burlington Store Opens March 20th (42Freeway.com)

by Mark Matthews CNBNews The long awaited Burlington "Coat Factory" store in Deptford is scheduled to open March 20th, according to the property management website. I had heard from a store associate the same date, but waited for something more official before posting. The store is located in the same shopping center as Red Lobster and Olive Garden, specifically in the store that housed the original Sam's Warehouse Club. This area has had a series of impressive store openings and signings recently, including the very recently announced Hobby Lobby. For the latest on retail, event and commercial happening in the... Read more →

Hobby Lobby coming to Deptford - (42Freeway.com)

by Mark Matthews CNBNews The surprises continue to roll in for the Almonesson Rd area of Deptford, with the signing of Hobby Lobby coming to join the new Burlington Coat Factory at the Court at Deptford! Hobby Lobby seems to have a huge fan base, as the Facebook post for this story has already been shared over 50 times in the first hour. The Court at Deptford is well known as the home to Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Ross. It took some tough hits over the years starting with the departure of the original Deptford Sam’s Club but is... Read more →

Turnersville Woman arrested AGAIN for front yard thefts. This time in Deptford

by Mark Matthews CNBNews.net DEPTFORD NJ--A popular Facebook group for Deptford residents was buzzing recently with news of stolen packages from a home located along a busy road in town. NJ.com reports on the arrest in the case of Turnersville woman, Jeanette Montanez, 47. Interestingly, what was picked up by a commenter in the same Facebook group, is this is the same woman who was arrested just months ago for stealing holiday decorations in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township! That case grabbed a lot of local media attention due to the fact it was holiday decorations. Back to the... Read more →

Bellmawr's Super Wawa taking shape (42Freeway.com)

Bellmawr Super Wawa - 42Freeway.com Work has been taking place on the new Super Wawa on Creek Rd in Bellmawr since earlier in 2014, and just a few weeks ago the steel frame of the new building appeared. It gives residents and commuters a clear indication of the store size and placement near the back of the property. No signs yet of pump placement, but over at 42Freeway.com is a post showing the developer's site plan and a link to their web pages for the project. Head on over and check it out. Read more →

Hobby Lobby coming to Gloucester Township (42Freeway.com)

Hobby Lobby Gloucester Township - 42Freeway.com The five year old Shoppes at Cross Keys in Gloucester Township (Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings and Bertucci’s) recently received approval for an 85,000 sq foot retail addition, and the big fish they’ve landed to fill a large portion of that space is Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby is a retail arts and crafts store in the same category as Michael’s and AC Moore. While they have a location in Millville NJ, the Gloucester Township store appears to be the first in the immediate Philadelphia metro area. But what's really unique about the store chain,... Read more →

Gas drops below $2.00 in Deptford (42Freeway.com)

Deptford Gas Drops Below $2. 42Freeway.com We've all noticed the prices dropping all around the area, but 42Freeway.com reports what it thinks is the first gas station(s) in the CNBNews and 42Freeway region to drop below the $2 a gallon price. There are two stations near the same intersection that throughout the weekend appear to be going back and forth in prices, and the public has noticed as long lines have been reported, as well as the stations running out of gas before the day's closing. Around 2pm on Sunday when the photo was taken, the price was $1.99 but... Read more →

Filipek Wins Bellmawr Mayor Election - A Voter Breakdown

Mark Matthews CNBNews Incumbent Mayor Frank Filipek has won the hotly contested Bellmawr Mayoral race, which will extend his time as town leader to 18 consecutive years. Filipek and his family ran a very clean campaign, focusing on his many years of service and achievements in the community, which started long before the beginning of his Mayoral run in 2000. This year brought several challengers to the race, and along with that came a lot more election information, signs, and mailers. With the much larger marketing push, almost 300 more residents came out to vote than they did in last... Read more →

Election Day Tuesday - All Bellmawr Mayor Candidates Info Online

by Mark Matthews CNBNews.net Tuesday November 4th is Election Day, and this year in Bellmawr brings us a hotly contested Mayoral race. The internet forums and social media are really buzzing this election year for the Bellmawr Mayoral race. Two main factors have converged; One obviously is the impact of having 4 ballot candidates and one write-in candidate. The second... is the growth of social media into the adult population, Facebook in particular. Facebook started out as a college student platform and has evolved into being something today that may be more a part of the lives of adults than... Read more →

Bellmawr Meet your 2014 Mayoral Candidates

Mark Matthews CNBNews Next Tuesday (11/4) is election day, and this year offers several candidates for the Mayoral seat. Its the most competition I remember seeing! Of course it's awesome to see so many people want to get involved, but a lot of choices brings tougher decisions. My simple idea is to utilize the widely read Cleary's Notebook website as a means to get a short candidate bio and/or platform out. So with short notice I reached out to the candidates to have them send me their write up. The general theme being "Why residents should vote for me?". What... Read more →

Bellmawr's forgotten Polish Cemetary: A history by the NJDOT

Mark Matthews CNBNews If you went through the Bellmawr School system and it's Bell Oaks Middle School, you undoubtedly know of the small cemetery across the street from the school at the corner of Anderson Ave and Bell Rd.. No sign to identify the cemetery. No office. Simply a cemetery that on one hand seems forgotten, but on the other still has people visiting regularly and even a rare new burial. The cemetery is the Resurrection of Christ Cemetery, established in the early 1900s by a Polish Catholic church in Camden, who established the cemetery in an area where Polish... Read more →

42Freeway: Deptford's new Forman Mills is Hiring Tuesday, October 28

BY MARK MATTHEWS Deptford continues its hot-streak of bringing in new businesses, with locally based Forman Mills set to to take over Deptford's closed K-Mart. The location is on Rt 41 (Hurffville Rd), in the same shopping center as the McDonald's and AC Moore. Even though it seems Forman Mills is starting late, the activity and aggressive hiring push makes me wonder if they are trying to have the store opened for the lucrative Holiday season. For other details and information on Tuesday's hiring fair, head on over to 42Freeway.com Read more →

Bellmawr Octoberfest Saturday 10/18/2014 plus Town-Wide Open House

It has quickly become one of our area's premier town festivals... The Bellmawr Octoberfest rolls into town Saturday October 18th, at the town Recreation Center on Creek Rd!!! While most area town festivals are setup on long streets, the Bellmawr Octoberfest is more of a town fair... like it was pulled right from the closing scene of the Grease movie! You can see and experience all the awesome fun and sites, without feeling like you've walked a marathon! :-) Craft Vendor booths will be set-up, awesome carnival rides and games, and plenty of delicious food! Prior festivals have included live... Read more →