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Glassboro

Autumn 2019


GLASSBORO

NEWSLETTER

LEO J. McCABE (1932 - 2019) | GLASSBORO MAYOR (2002 - 2018)

At age 87 and after 17 years of service to Glassboro, the Borough says a

fond farewell to former Mayor Leo McCabe. After a distinguished career in

both public service and in the private sector, former Mayor Leo McCabe of

Glassboro has passed away on September 22, 2019, surrounded by family.

IN THIS ISSUE:

REMEMBERING FORMER

MAYOR LEO J. MCCABE

We reflect on his accomplishments and

dedication to the the Borough of Glassboro.

TOWN SQUARE FOUNTAIN

Glassboro completes final phase of Town

Square with Public Restroom Facilities and

State-of-the-art Water Feature.

GHS GETS NEW TENNIS COURTS

The Bulldogs Tennis Team will be able to host

tennis matches on state-of-the-art courts.

ROWAN UNIVERSITY

Get up close an personal with Jazz legend

Wynton Marsalis on November 8, 2019

MAYOR JOHN E. WALLACE III

‘Not only was Leo an incredibly humble

man, he was also a civic leader who was a

champion for human rights and civil

harmony. We will be forever in his debt.”

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the

death of Leo J. McCabe, former mayor of

Glassboro, New Jersey, on September 22, 2019.

Mayor McCabe led a great American life, one that

combined and personified two of our Nation’s

greatest virtues: a dedicated spirit and a

commitment to public service. The Borough of

Glassboro will greatly miss his inspiring example of

leadership.

I still remember as a councilman this really positive

person who in the Borough was considered

“everyone’s mayor”. He had a big heart. I still remember him guiding council to make decisions

that would impact us for years to come. He expressed his empathy for what others were

experiencing and how we could do more to help them. It made a lasting impression on me.

The same determined spirit that motivated

his corporate pursuits as a Mobil Oil

Executive, later inspired him to pursue

public service in 2002. Known along with his

deceased and beloved wife Mary as the

Ambassadors to Glassboro, Leo and Mary

were involved with many organizations

throughout Glassboro, Gloucester County,

and New Jersey. Decades of prosperity

have followed. Through sound judgment,

practical wisdom, and steady leadership,

Leo set a path for what Glassboro is today.

Even with all he accomplished in his lifetime, Leo remained humble. He believed that municipal

government could be the source of our greatness. “Glassboro,” he rightly told us, “is weaved

together by ethnic, religious, social, business, neighborhood, regional and other organizations,

all of them varied, free and unique.” Mayor McCabe recognized that these communities of

people are the true source of Glassboro’s vitality and sustainability.

Not only was he an incredibly humble man, he was also a civic leader who was a champion for

human rights and civil harmony. We will be forever in his debt.

Sincerely,

Mayor John E. Wallace III

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GLASSBORO PROGRESS


Glassboro completes final phase of Town Square with Public Restroom Facilities

and State-of-the-art Water Feature

It has been almost 120 years since the Glassboro Public Fountain was installed between the intersection

of Academy and State Streets. It was placed on July 10, 1900. It was a drinking fountain that doubled as

a lamp post. Since that fountain was placed before the time of automobiles, it faced many dangers as

technology advanced and was relocated on South Academy Street after 21 years and being struck four

times by automobiles. Several years later it mysteriously disappeared, and was never seen again.

The public fountain had a special significance in Glassboro’s past and during the summer of 2019 its long

awaited replacement was installed in anticipation of Glassboro’s 100th Year Anniversary of incorporation

scheduled for 2020. Glassboro was incorporated as a borough on March 18, 1920, replacing Glassboro

Township.

The new triangular fountain features an advanced design with no standing water, 15 individual RGB light

systems with the ability to create endless color combinations, and a jumping water feature. The fountain

can be programmed to produce different light and water shows throughout the days and seasons. The

fountain will be on and performing a variety of functions during events, daytimes during the lunch hour

and evening hours, and on an extended weekend schedule.

"When we approached the design for the Town Square, we took creating a memorable

experience to heart.” said Council President George Cossabone, Sr. “These new features

are not only great additions to the Downtown and the Arts & Entertainment District, but

they also exceed the highest levels of safety and technology.”

Earlier this summer, the Borough completed the building of new public restrooms which include two

separate halls with five toilet receptacles and three wash sinks on each side and include fully ADA

compliant facilities featuring complete accessible design. Fresh filtered drinking water is available through

an exterior water fountain which encourages visitors to refill their reusable water bottles to help reduce

single use plastics. The building’s exterior facade will feature a painted mural which will reflect

Glassboro’s cultural heritage and values including industry, manufacturing, arts, crafts, and the budding

maker movement in South Jersey; nature and environmental preservation; the importance and presence

of racial diversity; business and gender equality; the contributions of Italian Americans to our community;

and a connection to higher education and Glassboro’s future.

Both of these new town square features will fit in nicely with the other amenities which include the

Glassblower Statue, Veteran’s Memorial, Fireman’s Memorial, Art Garden, fire pit, stage area, and rolling

greens of grass all connected to a vibrant Downtown with amazing entertainment and dining options.

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THE GLASSBORO EXPERIENCE

At age 87 and after 17 years of service to Glassboro, the Borough says a fond

farewell to former Mayor Leo McCabe

After a distinguished

career in both public service and in

the private sector, former Mayor Leo McCabe of

Glassboro has passed away, surrounded by family.

A native of Rhode Island, Leo McCabe settled in the

Borough in 1962. He began his service to the people of

Glassboro as a member of the Planning Board in 1964.

He served on the Board of Education from 1973 to 1992,

and as President of the Glassboro Education

Foundation from 1998 to 2001. In 2002, in addition to

helping to found the Boys and Girls Club of Glassboro,

he was sworn in as Mayor.

During his four terms as Glassboro’s Chief Executive, Glassboro has made a dramatic comeback —

going from a Borough in need of redevelopment at the millennium to being recognized as one of the

most livable and sustainable cities anywhere.

From nationally recognized school gardens which educate and

feed thousands of children yearly and the new Town Square, to

the over $400-million, LEED Certified, Boulevard

Redevelopment Project, Mayor McCabe made sustainability the

clear direction for the future of his community.

“Leo McCabe spent 17 years reshaping Glassboro into the city

we know. Even if you didn’t know his name, you saw and experienced the significant ways he made

our Borough better. Leo was integral to the revitalization of downtown Glassboro and successfully led

our Council and all Borough departments to expand Glassboro’s significant regional impact,” said

current Mayor John E. Wallace III. "Not only was he an incredibly humble man, he was also a civic

leader who was a champion for human rights and civil harmony. We will be forever in his debt.”

Leo J. McCabe will be remembered as a Mayor whose vision and energy helped Glassboro evolve.

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GLASSBORO’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

DECEMBER 6, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GLASSBORO TOWN SQUARE

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY * PHOTOS WITH SANTA

CARRIAGE RIDES * LIVE MUSIC & DJ

ICE SCULPTING * AND MUCH MORE!

FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING | OPEN TO EVERYONE

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THE GLASSBORO EXPERIENCE

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EAT-IN • TAKE OUT • CATERING

We accept Rowan Bucks,

Dining Dollars & Shop Glassboro

SAMPLE MENU

Appetizers:

Kick balls

Garlic mashed potatoes rolled, battered & deep fried;

tossed in garlic and parmesan cheese. Served with a side

of Homemade Ranch Dressing.

856-243-5519

222 Rowan Blvd

Glassboro, NJ 08028

Free validated parking in garage

Detention Sticks

Mozzarella sticks tossed in our Detention Spice Mix &

served with a side of marinara sauce.

Salads:

Alumni Grill Signature Salad

Grilled filet tip over a bed of baby spinach & romaine lettuce,

avocado, tomato, roasted red peppers, onions, crumbled bleu

cheese & a side of Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Wraps:

Wild Ocean

Fried chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, American

cheese, Homemade Honey Jalapeño Sauce & hot sauce.

Panini:

Mathlete

Homemade black bean patty, avocado, tomato, onion, roasted

red peppers, cheddar cheese & Chile garlic sauce.

Specialty steaks:

Jekyll & Hyde cheesesteak®

Delivery and online ordering available at

WWW.ALUMNIGRILL.COM

1/2 beef & 1/2 chicken steak with applewood smoked bacon,

provolone cheese & our Homemade Jekyll Sauce.

Handmade burgers:

Black & Tan

Applewood smoked bacon crusted, blackened & topped with

pepper jack cheese & Cajun spiced frizzled onions.

Gluten free menu, vegan &

vegetarian options

available

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THE GLASSBORO EXPERIENCE


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TIPS AND SCHEDULES


LEAF COLLECTION 2018

Week of October 14 – East of Main St.

Week of October 22 – West of Main St

Week of October 28 – East of Main St.

Week of November 4 – West of Main St.

Week of November 11– East of Main St.

Week of November 18 – West of Main St.

Week of November 25 – East of Main St.

Week of December 2 – West of Main St

Week of December 9 – East of Main St

Week of December 16 – West of Main St

• Rake your leaves loose to the curb line.

• Leaves shall be free of any sticks, rocks, stones,

trash, brush and other debris that could damage

or clog the Leaf Vacuuming machines.

• Keep leaves at least 10 feet away from storm

drains.

• Inclement weather does affect leaf collection.

• Glassboro is not responsible for damage to

obstructions in the street.

Leaves may be placed in biodegradable paper

bags or yard debris containers. Biodegradable

bags on sale at Borough Hall. $2 for 5 bags.

HOUSE ADDRESS NUMBERS

As per Property Maintenance Code Section 304.3,

all buildings and dwellings shall have approved

address numbers placed in a position visible from

the street or road and that contrasts with their

background. These number shall be a minimum of

4 inches in height. Please help us help you in the

event of an emergency so that your property is

identifiable.

SNOW REMOVAL

To assist the Highway Department with snow removal

from all municipal dedicated streets, roadways, and culde-sacs,

all parked cars and obstructions shall be

removed from the street for up to 12 hours during and

after a storm.

• When shoveling out of a driveway, snow should be

placed to the right side (if looking at the street from

house) of your driveway.

• If using a snow blower, do not blow snow back out

into the street as hazardous conditions can arise.

• Primary streets plowed first, followed by the

secondary streets and cul-de-sacs last due to time

involved and use of other equipment.

• Plows get as close to the curb as possible.

• Please clear the area around your mailbox as the

Mail carriers will not deliver the mail if they can not

reach your mailbox. Residents and Businesses with

corner properties are required to clear the ADA

accessibility ramps.

• Glassboro is not responsible for damage to

obstructions in the street.

• Property owners abutting public highways, roads,

and/or streets of Glassboro are required to remove

any snow and ice up from the sidewalks in front of

their property.

Less than 4” of snow: 48 hours of any snowfall

4-10” of snow: within 72 hours

10” + of snow: within 120 hours

If your property is a bus stop or a direct means to

and from bus stops or schools, please clear the

sidewalks as soon as possible. The cleared pathway

should be no less than 36 inches in width.

VACANT OR ABANDONED PROPERTY

If you are aware of any properties that are either vacant or abandoned please contact the Code

Office at: (856) 881-9230 ext. 88140 | communityconcerns@glassboro.org.

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2019 HOLIDAY TRASH & RECYCLE

ELECTION DAY

Tuesday, November 5: normal trash collection

VETERANS DAY

Monday, November 11: No Monday recycling.

Collections throughout the week.

THANKSGIVING DAY & DAY AFTER

Thursday, November 28: collections on Friday,

November 29. Friday collections rescheduled to

Monday, November 26.

BUYING OR SELLING A HOME IN

GLASSBORO?

A Continued Certificate of Occupancy (CCO) or Transfer

of Title is required for all houses sold or purchased in

Glassboro before you go to settlement. The forms can

be found at glassboro.org/health-housing.

Construction permits issued for the said property will

be verified at the time of the inspection to make sure

they were closed out. To check for open permits prior

to selling call the Construction Office at (856) 881-9230

ext. 88350

CHRISTMAS DAY

Celebrated Wednesday, December 25. Trash and

recycling to be collected throughout rest of the week.

NEW YEARS DAY 2020

Celebrated Monday, January 1, 2020. Recycling to be

collected throughout the rest of the week.

FULL INFO: glassboro.org/highway-department

Get smart about your

coverage!

856.243.5969

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Your Local Farmers Agent

10 GIRARD RD S UNIT 2

GLASSBORO, NJ 08028

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GOOD NEIGHBOR MEETINGS

Rowan University and Borough Representatives are available in this helpful community listening

forum. Topics range from students, street parking, neighborhood ordinances, and much more.

2019 DATES: October 30 2020 DATES: January 22 | March 11 | September 23 | November 4

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THE BOROUGH OF GLASSBORO & THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TEAM UP TO

BUILD EIGHT NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TENNIS COURTS

During the month of October, the Glassboro

High School Bulldogs tennis team will get

eight new completely renovated tennis courts

using state-of-the-art modular materials that

provide safety, durability, and are designed to

enhance the performance of athletes. The

modular court surface is custom colored with

GHS Bulldogs colors and has a 15-year

warranty compared to traditional outdoor

courts which need to be resurfaced every few

years. The deteriorated asphalt foundation

will be completely milled and re-leveled and

there will be new fencing surrounding the

courts.

“We are very excited to see these new tennis courts. It is a pleasure to work with the

Board of Education to meet the recreational needs of students and residents. I’m

excited to see the Bulldogs host their first home matches in a very long time.” Said

Councilwoman Daniele Brida Spence. “Tennis courts are a part of the high school

athletic program and are in high demand after hours by our community recreational

players. Many of this year’s initiatives are aimed at promoting the health and

wellness of our residents and tennis is a lifelong sport for its enthusiasts. We are

thrilled to restore the tennis courts for our community.”

The entire project was bid out and will cost $200,000. Glassboro’s Highway and Parks and Recreation

Departments teamed up to do the installation and all of the foundation work resulting in a 30% labor cost

reduction.

It’s no secret that tennis is one of the greatest sports out there. It requires endurance and concentration, but

tennis is also a lot of fun and the social aspect is unparalleled. Summer of 2020 will see community tennis

programs available for anyone wanting to learn the basics of how to play tennis. To learn more visit

glassboro.org/parks-recreation


GLASSBORO SCHOOL DISTRICT GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION

AS A ROWAN UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Glassboro School District has gained national attention. The National Association for Professional

Development Schools (NAPDS) selected the district as a destination for a pre-conference visit ahead of

the organization’s February 12-16, 2020, national conference in Atlantic City. Pre-conference participants

will travel to Glassboro schools to observe the four pillars of PDS work in action: 1) enhancing Pre-K -12

student achievement, 2) providing Pre-K - 12 faculty and staff with professional development related to

school needs, 3) helping Rowan University clinical interns develop professionally, and 4) creating and

implementing school research under the guidance of a university faculty member. All five schools in

Glassboro School District are now Rowan University PDSs, making Glassboro a Professional

Development District (PDD). To learn more visit gpsd.us/glassborops

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W Y N T O N

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CLERK’S CORNER


• General Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

• To vote in election, register by Oct. 15, 2019

• Polls open 6 AM - 8 PM

• Voting location on Sample ballot next to name

For additional information contact the Municipal Clerk at

(856) 881-9230 x88144 or Gloucester County Elections at

(856) 384-4500.

Registrar of Vital Statistics

Registrar of Vital Statistics is available through the

Borough Clerk’s office for birth, marriage, and death

services. For questions please call (856) 881-9230

x88199 or email KMcleer@glassboro.org.

Pet License/Renewal Fee due annually and is

ongoing for new pets.

• Spayed/Neutered Dogs & Cats $12

• Non-Spayed/Neutered Dogs & Cats $15

• Late fee after March 31: $10

• Late Fee after June 30: $25 per animal

For questions call (856) 881-9230 x88197 or email

TJohnson@glassboro.org

To purchase pet licenses by mail, make checks

payable to Borough of Glassboro and separate

checks for dogs and cats. Include updated Rabies

Certificate and proof of spay/neuter.

No pets are permitted in Borough Hall

Council Meeting schedules at glassboro.org/

government or call (856) 881-9230 x88905

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118 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro

Want to earn cash just for shopping? Over

20 merchants in Glassboro accept the Shop

Glassboro Card which resulted on over

$60,000 in rebates in 2018. Pick up your

free card at your local Investors Bank in

Glassboro.

Whenever Glassboro homeowners make

purchases from participating businesses

using their Shop Glassboro Card, they will

receive credits toward their residential

property tax bill. Renters, out-of-towners,

Rowan University employees and students

who use the card will be issued rebate

checks.

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St. Thomas’

Episcopal Church

Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 8am & 10am

We celebrate diversity!

(856) 881-9144

212 North Main Street

http://www.stthomasglassboro.org

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Glassboro, NJ 08028

800-582-7640

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Borough of Glassboro

1 South Main Street

Glassboro, NJ 08028

GLASSBORO.org

PLACEHOLDER FOR PRINTER

BOROUGH DEPARTMENTS

Main Number (856) 881-9230

Board of Health ext: 88140

Business/Economic Dev ext: 88320

Construction Office ext: 88310

Court Office ext: 88119 or 88120

Pet Licences ext: 88198

Election Info ext: 88116

Fire Department Office ext: 88702

Mayor’s Office ext: 88155

Neighborhood Watch ext: 88156

Overgrown Weeds/Grass ext: 88140

Planning Board ext: 88311

Police Reception Desk ext: 88112

Tax Office ext: 88902

Vital Statistics ext: 88199

Water & Sewer Billing ext: 88902

Zoning Board of Adjustment ext: 88310

SERVICES

Board of Education (856) 652-2700

Broken Street Light (800) 833-7476

Bus Schedule: NJ Transit (800) 772-2222

Highway Department (856) 881-8422

Mosquito Control 307-6400

Library 881-0001

Park & Recreation 881-1515

Electric Power Out (800) 833-7476

Rowan University 256-4000

Samaritan Center 863-9030

Senior Citizens Center 881-8504

Stray Animals 881-2828

Tax Assessor 307-6445

Water & Sewer Treatment 863-3612

Borough of Glassboro

1 South Main Street

Glassboro, NJ 08028

MAYOR

John E. Wallace III

COUNCIL

George Cossabone, President

Joseph D’Alessandro

Ed Malandro

Anna Miller

Andrew Halter

Daniele Brida Spence

ACTING ADMINISTRATOR

Clark Pierpont

PARKING PERMIT ZONES

PARKING PERMIT ZONES

Streets listed require parking by permit for Borough residents use only and Borough rental

properties only. Vehicles with Rowan University permits are not allowed.

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= Denotes 24 hour permit requirement = Denotes 11p-6a permit requirement

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