Peaceful Area Solidarity Marches Show Support

RESIDENTS, municipal officials of Swedesboro and Woolwich Township, and members of the Woolwich Township Police Force joined together in this peaceful Solidarity March on June 6. The crowd of several hundred people of all ages and color gathered at Locke Avenue Park where there was a voter registration table and water available from local merchants. […]

Reevaluation Hurts Residents in 2020 Woolwich Municipal Budget

WOOLWICH TWP. — At their meeting on June 15, the Woolwich Township Committee approved and adopted its 2020 municipal budget. This budget calls for an actual rate decrease but because of the recent reevaluations, it will mean an increase in resident tax bills. “Our tax rate is going from .555 to .511,” explained Woolwich Township […]

Polling locations for the 2020 New Jersey Primary

(Provisional and Unaffiliated Voters declaring a party) WEST DEPTFORD — Under Executive Order No. 144, the July 7 New Jersey Primary will be primarily Vote-By-Mail (VBM). This means that the general public must Vote-By-Mail instead of the traditional in person voting. All active registered Democrats and Republicans have automatically received a VBM ballot. Your VBM […]

Calling All Volunteers: Woolwich Fire Company Begins New Recruitment Campaign

SWEDESBORO — As New Jersey enters Phase 2 in its pandemic response, the Woolwich Fire Company lifts the curtain on its campaign to recruit more volunteer firefighters with its new recruitment website: The website was created to highlight the reasons to volunteer, and to collect inquiries. Also debuting is a new slogan, “Train for […]

First Baptist Church Pandemic Community Food Giveaway

On a bright beautiful Saturday, the outpouring of compassion and grace to the community of Swedesboro and beyond was tangibly evident in a Food Giveaway in the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Swedesboro on June 20. Pre-packed bags of food, anti-bacterial soap, cases of can vegetables and fruit were distributed; by the contact-free […]

July Issue Obituaries

JOHNS — Edward K. Johns, 72, passed away on May 26 at Crozer Medical Center, Chester, PA. Edward, one of four children, was born to the late James H. Sr. and Mabel D. Johns. Affectionally called “Ed, Kenneth, Kelly,” he was born December 14, 1927 at Cooper Hospital in Camden. Ed was educated int eh […]

Kingsway Boys 4×800 Relay Finishes Year as Fastest Team in the US

The Kingsway Boys Winter Track and Field team enjoyed great team success this year. They spent the duration of the season mixing it up with the top teams in South Jersey and New Jersey for team supremacy and showed that they belonged in the conversation as one of the top teams in New Jersey. As […]

A way to have fun despite Corona – Play dress up with a pizza

With the ups and downs of every daily Corona virus update, what families need now from their stay-at-home meals is a little fun and maybe some pretend. These two suggestions are role models that can get you started, and make sure to invite the kids. The broccoli pizza is one of many types of top […]

Healthcare Heroes Share Pandemic Experiences, Concerns, and Advice

Upon arriving home from work, Jessica Alvarez enters her garage, removes all of her outer clothes—scrubs, shoes, etc.—and puts them into a trash bag-lined laundry basket. She immediately goes to shower before greeting her children or husband. Her youngest child does not understand the reasoning behind this, so she secretly runs to the bathroom before […]


CLARKSBORO – A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, July 29 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 304 Kings Highway, Clarksboro. Appointments are strongly recommended at Use Sponsor Code: Mark Sprock.