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42Freeway.com : Deptford's new Burlington Store to be Open for the Holidays

Originally published by the South Jersey Times (NJ.COM), it appears the new Burlington Store being built in Deptford will be open before the Holiday shopping season. Very impressive considering we just heard about the new store, and only weeks ago saw the first signs of construction. 42Freeway.com and South Jersey Times Related articles Black Friday shoppers swarm Deptford Mall for deals starting at midnight -- Video Stay on Budget When You Stay in Burlington Football: Vote now for the South Jersey Times Game of the Week West Deptford train, car crash pushes vehicle 60 yards, police say | NJ.com Read more →


42Freeway.com : Brooklawn Diner's Bright Future

We saw this earlier in the week over at the Brooklawn Facebook page, and stopped over tonight to take a look ourselves. The Brooklawn Diner owners have turned on the exterior lights and the colors look amazing. It will be an awesome welcome to one of Brooklawn's key entrances. Click over to 42Freeway.com to see two larger pics. And please like our Facebook page. Related articles Piston Diner (Review) by BlueJeanFoodCritic What Is Happening With the Brooklawn Diner? Does Anyone Know? Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Brooklawn Iconic Eateries Weber's and the Brooklawn Diner Happenings Brooklawn baseball patriarch "Pop" Barth still... Read more →


42Freeway.com - Deptford News: HomeGoods and Ulta opening October. Burlington Store progress starts

42Freeway.com provides updates on several new store happenings in the Deptford area, with the area around the Red Lobster/Olive Garden restaurants becoming very hot, possibly due to the new Christmas Tree Store center opening this year. Home Goods and Ulta Stores October opening dates determined. The stores are located in the Barnes and Noble shopping center on Almonesson Rd. Many seem very excited to have the HomeGoods store in Deptford, which is listed as a relocation of their Delran Store. Contruction fencing is up for Deptford's new Burlington Coat Factor store, to be located in part of the old Sam's... Read more →


Bellmawr Marijuana Treatment Center Still Waits for License

Image from NJ Dept of Health In an article covering the current state of New Jersey's Marijuana Treatment Center program, it mentions that the still unopened Bellmawr facility has not been licensed after almost 1 1/2 years, even while construction is almost complete. The article is credited to the Courier-Post, but the link presented here is from its sister newspaper, The Daily Journal Excerpt below is specific to Bellmawr, but read the entire article to get the full picture on medical marijuana in New Jersey: The owners of another facility, Compassionate Sciences, are still trying to get permission to open... Read more →


42Freeway.com: Bellmawr's Mangia Bene set for late August reopening w/ New Management

Bellmawr's Mangia Bene Pizzeria is set for a re-opening at the end of August. The new ownership team was in the property today preparing it for a hopefully quick reopening. Additional commentary and details over at 42Freeway.com. Read more →


42Freeway.com: Gloucester Township Outlets Tax Incentives - The Real Deal

Regional Commerece website 42Freeway.com goes back to Gloucester Township Mayor, Dave Mayer to get the offical tax incentive deal for the upcoming $100 million dollar Premium Outlet Mall. The short answer is, nothing special was done for the project beyond the standard tax-incentive program outlined at the GT website. Check 42Freeway.com to get the details, and the exact quote on the project incentives from Mayor Dave Mayer. Read more →


42Freeway.com: A chat with Gloucester Township Mayor, Dave Mayer

42Freeway.com does its first featured interview and its with Gloucester Township Mayor, Dave Mayer. Gloucester Twp is huge... with the population approaching 70,000 it is SIX times the size of Bellmawr and really is more like several districts than one town. The big news in Gloucester Twp right now is the new Premium Outlet Mall going in off of 42, sandwiched between the Black Horse Pike. It will sit right at the newer College Drive exit of the 42 Freeway, and only a mile from our new home in Deptford. Mr Mayer and I also discuss several other retail districts... Read more →


Meandering Mark's 42Freeway.com - New Retail/Commerce site for the towns of Rt 42

So we moved. No longer residents of Bellmawr after being a resident my entire life. But we're still close by. More about that in a minute. I also started a new blog site called 42Freeway.com In short, 42Freeway.com is a commerce blog featuring stories on new retail developments, roadway improvements, and interesting area events all with the goal to inform and promote the towns along Rt 42. No sports, no politics (unless it specifically relates to a commerce story) Focusing on the towns of Bellmawr, Deptford, Gloucester Township, Washington Township, Winslow Township and Monroe Township... they really are all connected... Read more →


Poker: 1 Million dollar buyin, AA vs AA. What could possibly go wrong?

While Cleary's is obviously not a poker blog, I share this here because as we all discuss raises and overtime, and paying next month's mortgage... people are playing poker with a $1,000,000 buy-in, and getting into situations like in the video below. One million dollars, and 5 cards. Well also, its just a crazy thing to watch even if you don't completely follow poker. Read more →


Video: Creek Rd (Bellmawr) New Pedestrian Bridge Walkthrough

Creek Rd Pedestrian Bridge 42Freeway.com was one of the first to walk across the new Creek Rd pedestrian bridge, which is a temporary structure to be used as the Creek Rd Bridge over Rt 42 is rebuilt. The new bridge travels over all lanes of Rt 42, providing an awesome view of the speeding traffic below and the ongoing construction. More details and video over at 42Freeway.com Read more →


Deptford's Wild West Wawa

While Bellmawr is excited to see a new Super Wawa being constructed on Creek Rd at the 42 Freeway, Deptford one-ups them with a Wild West Wawa! Grabbed this pic on Sunday July 5th at the Wawa on Rt 41 and County House. The horses are stabled at a property nearby on Fox Run Road. Curious (as I always am), I did some googling and a house that seems to be associated with the horse farm is up for rent. Premium home on a lake. Enjoy executive living, fish from a kayak, all within feet of your stabled horse. :-) Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: "Construction will begin on New Development in 2009”, Mayor Filipek

CNBNews Archives posted Friday, February 15, 2008 see website By Lois Staas NEWS Correspondent February 15, 2008--Bellmawr Mayor Frank R. Filipek went on record at the January town council meeting, saying, "I am tired of being called names on the phone about garbage stickers on recycling cans. "There is a separate recycling day and you do not have to separate the glass, cans, and paper. Putting your recyclables in the trash costs a lot of money- - 65 dollars a ton," he said. "With recycling we get money back. The new system will be on the new calendar and in... Read more →


Off-Track betting facility opens today in Gloucester Township

From the Favorites Facebook Page The long awaited "Favorites" off-track wagering and sports bar opens today in Gloucester Township. Their facebook page says the doors open July 2nd at 11:30am. The location is on Blackwood Clementon Rd, at the former Stone Grill location. The website lists: 130 flat screen TVs 50 seat bar 40 private wagering carrels Outside Patio The property will be managed by Penn National Gaming, who very recently dropped their bid for the remaining Philadelphia casino license. PNG also runs an off-track faciltity in Toms River. Like the Toms River faciltiy, the Gloucester Township facility will be... Read more →


Google Street View Maps now covers all of our towns; Bellmawr, Gloucester City and more

Getting out of her car on Google Street View Maps Meandering with Mark Matthews CNBNews Bellmawr, the surrounding towns... well basically all of South Jersey... now seem to be covered by Google Street View Maps. If you aren't familiar, Google Street View is an add-on feature to their popular map website, which allows you to see images taken along the street. Google has been driving specially outfitted cars around the world to take pictures of the streets, and then they stitch them together so that you can virtually drive down the streets. As early as a few months ago, I... Read more →


Brooklawn Iconic Eateries Weber's and the Brooklawn Diner Happenings

Meandering With Mark Matthews BROOKLAWN NJ (May 10, 2014)--Two well known Brooklawn eateries have significant changes coming, one for the better and the other... well only time will tell. First up is Weber's Drive-in. The well known drive-in eatery has been open since when my parents were kids. Over the years they've had trampolines, a skateboard park (please someone contact me with pics or video!), and they've always seem to have had minature golf courses. Well on June 18th, the Brooklawn Weber's Drive-in is up for auction! There are no details in the listing as to the reasoning for the... Read more →


Meandering/Mark Matthews: Bellmawr Carnival ON NOW!! - St Joachim Parish

The annual Bellmawr Carnival sponsored by the St Joachim Parish is in full swing THIS WEEK!! Located at the parish (Annunciation) parking lot, the carnival returns with awesome rides, food, games and fun!!!! The carnival runs till Saturday night, with hours for the rest of the week as: Mon-Thurs. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Fri & Sat. 6:00 - 11:00 PM And back by popular demand, the band Stage 3 returns on Friday and Saturday to entertain the beer garden crowd! They are not your normal bar band, as they bring with them a very high-end stage and sound setup,... Read more →


Bellmawr Manor Large Fire Saturday Evening, Browning Road Closed

A fire broke out Saturday early evening at the Bellmawr Manor Apartments. An entire unit appears to have been destroyed, which was on the side of the development closest to the Annunciation School. Around 5pm, emergency personnel closed Browning road starting at Annunciation School, and continued the closure for several blocks. Crews were on hand from several area fire departments, including Bellmawr, Barrington, Collingswood and Mt Ephraim No additional details at this time. We should have video from the scene shortly. Photos provided by Cheryl Meyers and Angela Kennedy Read more →


Another Major Snowstorm Heading East

AccuWeather Storm graphic Feb. 27, 2014 A major snowstorm Sunday evening through Monday is expected to cause huge disruptions from Chicago to New York City, according to AccuWeather. The heaviest snow is likely to fall Monday afternoon into evening in the coastal Northeast, said Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Snowfall rates at the height of the storm may reach 2 inches per hour, according to AccuWeather. Read more at WCBS-TV New York City Related articles Coast-to-coast storm targets the Valley Kansas to Massachusetts: Up to a Foot of Snow to Fall Across 1,300 Miles NJ stuck in a winter rut:... Read more →


Accuweather warns of another major wintry precipitation Sunday into Monday

(C) Accuweather.com Keep an eye on the weather forecasts this weekend, as Accuweather.com just published an article saying we could be in for another rough commute Monday morning. From the article: The heaviest snow, ice and rain are likely Sunday night to Monday night. The storm will not only bring the potential for major disruptions to travel and daily activities, but also the risk of power outages. We share this warning now, but I'm sure if this starts to turn into a real storm we won't be able to escape it on the television news. Read the Accuweather article here:... Read more →


Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Epic Jeff Gordon Prank Video will make you laugh.

How about a little fun, and probably a smile, on this 6 degree morning? Nascar driver Jeff Gordon and Pepsi Max team up to pull a hilarious prank on an automotive journalist from the Jalopnik website. This is actually Jeff's second prank video. The first hit viral success last year hitting 42 million views, and many thought the video was fake (staged). My guess is this new version will also meet with the same "viral" success. Web automotive journalist Travis Okulski was one of the first to say that while the first Test Drive video was fun and entertaining, Jeff... Read more →


Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Local eateries Marlene Mangia Bene and Villaris Lakeside featured at Sam's Club

On a recent visit to Sam's Club in Deptford NJ, I stumbled on to a new promotion they are running... geared to helping out select area business and the two featured currently are Marlene Mangia Bene in Woodbury and Villari's Lakeside in Sicklerville. Since before the holidays, Sam's Club has been promoting national casual eating places such as UNO's and Don Pablos, by selling discounted gift cards in the store. My wife and I are big UNO's fans and have purchased several of them (Gluten Free products and Beer!) So this past Sunday I was in Sam's Club and was... Read more →


Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition VIDEO takes over the Jersey Shore

You probably already know that a featured location for this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition is our own "Jersey Shore". And its not any Swimsuit issue... it's the 50th anniversary issue! What I haven't seen mentioned, is that on the SI.com website, is a 3 and a 1/2 minute "behind the scenes" video of the the photo shoots as they took place up and down the Jersey Shore. Cape May features prominently in the video, which also includes Wildwood, Island State Park, Seaside Heights and other locations. The video makes for an awesome promotion for the Jersey beaches, as it... Read more →


Big Timber Creek Ice Jam Tuesday Morning

Mark Matthews/CNBNews BELLMAWR NJ (January 28, 2014)--With the temperatures hanging in the teens again on Tuesday morning, the Big Timber Creek looks more passable on foot then boat. Photo is from the Hargrove's Marina in Bellmawr, looking towards Westville and the Rt 47 bridge. Read more →