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Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road to be closed and detoured tonight

Missing Moves project advances in Camden County (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road will be closed and detoured tonight as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42, advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 16, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road and the ramp from Creek Road to Route 42 southbound. The closures are necessary to mill and pave the road. The following detours will be in place: Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road detour: Motorists traveling on Route 42 southbound... Read more →

CNB CONSUMER ALERT: MoneyGram fraud refunds get closer

Gloucestercitynews.net March 5, 2021 by Bridget Small Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you used MoneyGram to send money to a scammer between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2017, you may get a pre-filled claim form in the mail soon. The claim forms, from claims administrator Gilardi & Co. LLC, are the first step in distributing money from the $125 million settlement with the FTC in 2018. In that case, the FTC and US Department of Justice (DOJ) charged that MoneyGram failed to meet agreements to crack down on consumer fraud involving money transfers. You must return the claim form within 90 days from the date on the form to be eligible for a refund. These prefilled claim forms show eligible dollar... Read more →

CDC Official: Closed Schools Pose Greater Public Health Risk for Kids

In public comments Thursday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said, “the reason I push it is that I truly believe it’s for the public health benefit of these kids.” The agency's final guidelines for reopening schools are still in flux after criticism from President Donald Trump. Friday, Jul 10 2020 ABC News: No Revisions To School Reopening Guidelines Despite Trump Demand, Just 'Additional Information': CDC Director The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday struggled to say what federal guidance might look like for the nation’s schools to reopen this fall, after the president said the current advice was too tough, President Donald Trump asserted without evidence his political opponents wanted them to remain shut, and Vice... Read more →

PART II: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019

PART I: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019 Dave Pollander Jr., Owner of Dave's Auto Repair & Towing; Age 58 Monday, July 01, 2019 David F. Pollander, Jr. (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ )(July 1, 2019)--Surrounded by his loving family, on June 28, 2019. Age 58. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of the late Dave and Marlene Pollander. Survived by his... Read more → What's Gloucester City Jr Sr High School’s Equity Rating? Thursday, July 04, 2019 To see the complete report for GHS click here Editor's Note: We reached out to Dr. Dennis Vespe, Gloucester City High School Superintendent and Sean Gorman, Gloucester City High School Principal for a response to... Read more → Meet the Congressman Defending Questionable Tax Breaks for a... Read more →

From Start to Finish: A Look at the Loan Application Process

Do you need to borrow money from a bank or credit union? Whether it's a mortgage loan, a car loan, or a personal loan, you're definitely not the only one interested in filling out an application. The majority of Americans have taken out one (or more) of these loans, and much of the country is interested in borrowing more in the future. If this is your first time taking out a loan, you might be a bit anxious about the loan application process. Borrowing money can definitely be intimidating. If you know what to expect, though, you'll be less worried about moving forward. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the loan application process. Before You Apply for a Loan There's some... 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 set with additional details and I present the keys ones here. Access roads seem to be proposed for both Route 41 (Hurfville) and Route 47... 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 08030 Website RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS 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, but 42Freeway.com has spoken directly to several people who attended the meeting, and has heard from people in the development industry and other Dave and... 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 new owners anticipated, but the quality in work shows. There is an official Grand Opening event at 10am on Saturday March 24th. The diner created... Read more →

Royal Farms Gloucester City NJ is Open. Photos and Video Commentary | 42 Freeway

By MARK MATTHEWS/www.42freeway.com GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The third Royal Farms convenience store has opened in South Jersey, in Gloucester City. The location is on Rt 130 (South) where Market Street crosses over. Many remember this location as the Gloucester Inn or the Holiday Inn. They took over half of the property, demolishing two of the four hotel buildings in the process. The other two stores currently open are in Magnolia and Bellmawr. The East Greenwich store is set to open in 6 weeks (More on that to come). This short post includes a couple photos, and some general video commentary from me (Mark) on Royal Farms and convenience stores in the area. I may have actually talked more about the Philadelphia Flyers. 🙂 For those... 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 course had a full liquor license, and the representative for the buyer's said the full agreement includes the liquor license. For additional information, see the... Read more →

NJ Students enroll at Delaware Valley University

DOYLESTOWN, PA (04/17/2017)-- Delaware Valley University is proud to announce that the following new students have enrolled for the fall 2017 semester. The University looks forward to welcoming the new Aggies to campus this fall! *This list is as of April 14, 2017 and does not include the full incoming class. Taylor Bainbridge of Chesterfield, NJ (08515) Caitlin Ballehr of Atco, NJ (08004) Alexis Bauer of Pitman, NJ (08071) Ryan Benson of Cherry Hill, NJ (08003) Leigh Hiecke of Southampton, NJ (08088) Kashmyre Lane of Willingboro, NJ (08046) Emily Maxwell of Oaklyn, NJ (08107) Christiana Millili of Deptford, NJ (08096) Gillian Nardelli of Cedarville, NJ (08311) Sarah Potts of Cherry Hill, NJ (08003) MacKenzie Rickerhauser of Lumberton, NJ (08048) Zachary Swope of Cherry Hill, NJ... 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”, I mean that it will also include a liquor license to offer your favorite beers and cocktails. The menu is similar to Buffalo Wild Wings... 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 at 42Freeway.com 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 Handbag bandit caught at Gloucester Outlets, police say Man killed in Camden County single-car crash Celebrity guest announced for Gloucester Premium Outlets grand opening St... 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, and roomier. Add in the always awesome menu, its definitely worth a trip to check it out. More information and photos over at 42Freeway.com! Filomena's... 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 only other available Bellmawr license is attached to the old Coral Reef property. For additional details, and information on the landfill and Pennant properties, head... 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 on Cross-Keys next to the Acme supermarket. While it wasn't clear from the meetings notes what the actual usage would be for the property, considering... 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, the large undeveloped plot is actually 2 properties of 23 and 30 acres. The Movie theater property is on the right side directly across from... 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 is scheduled for an early 2016 opening. One thing is certain, its not your regular hobby/craft store! Hobby Lobby Sicklerville / Cross Keys 611 Cross... 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. But they are probably most known for their uniforms. Most think they are awesome, some think they aren't. 42Freeway attended the VIP preview party this... 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 2 years of negotiations they deal fell through and Deptford Movies is moving forward with the theater on Clements Bridge Road. Head over to 42Freeway.com... 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 open on September 3rd. While there isn't much more to tell, check out the large article over at 42Freeway.com, and "like" our facebook page. 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 Center New Major Tenants Like our Facebook page! 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, the Bellmawr Super Wawa has more of a retail store checkout model. They've also designated just one register lane for tobacco sales... presumably because that... 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 Bellmawr Facebook page, and the Walgreens closing seems to be tied to some larger corporate profitability initiative. More commentary and details over at 42Freeway.com Check... 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 estimated opening. I'm looking forward to checking out this spot when opens. Oddly, like the Krazy Kat in Deptford I never had a chance to... 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 Route 42 to be closed this weekend Stokes Market Grand Opening Ceremony in Burley New traffic pattern to be in place for two months on... 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" us. We cover retail and business news for town's along Rt 42. Most of the commentary happens on Facebook. Some recent articles have hit 25,000... 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 now. Two new hotels are proposed directly across the street from the diner (the other side of the Rt 42 entrance). The waitstaff says the... 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 Deli, a quick look at their Yelp andTripadvisor reviews let’s you know this family knows what they are doing. With a love for Gloucester City... 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. Click for article at 42Freeway.com Like us on Facebook; http://www.Facebook.com/42Freeway 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 S. Broad Street Woodbury 203 S. Broad Street More info to come. To keep up with the latest on retail and business news for the... 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 name "Gloucester Premium Outlets" or think maybe I typed it incorrectly... no, its absolutely correct. Despite requests from the local town leaders, the developer still... 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 now a world-class pediatric health facility. More images and details over at 42Freeway.com 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 loss of their 2014 star offensive player: National reaction to DeMarco Murray signing with Eagles: Most view deal as coup for Philly Some admittedly "pro... 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 and related happenings in the towns along Route 42? Go like our Facebook Page! 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 towns along Route 42, please "like" our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/42Freeway 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 now turning into a thriving center with the very soon to open new Burlington Store and a larger Party City store at a new location.... 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 more recent Deptford case, the alleged criminal pulled up into a homeowner's driveway, casually walked up the front walk, and removed a very heavy package... 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, is the owner's strongly stated Christian beliefs which they took to the Supreme court last year. Read more at 42Freeway.com Like us on Facebook! 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 about an hour later people were reporting it had already moved to $1.97. Check over at 42Freeway.com to find out where the gas station(s) are... 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 election. 3,055 in 2014, versus 2,792 in 2010. But there was a message in this year's campaign, for both Filipek and his challengers. 2014 Mayoral... 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 the young people. Four years ago for the last election I feel that adults regularly using Facebook was just a fraction of what it is... 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 I present here is completely unedited by me, except for simple formatting (to fit the site layout best) I contacted: Frank Filipek (incumbent Facebook) Paul... 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 immigrants were establishing homes. For the core information I present here, we have the State's massive road project to thank. As part of the extensive... 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 music and a beer garden. The Bellmawr Fire Department will be there to feature "Fire Prevention Month" with the Fire Safety Trailer and equipment. Bellmawr... Read more →