Swedesboro Reconsiders Getting Involved With The Trex Recycling Challenge

SWEDESBORO – At the May 20 Swedesboro Council meeting, the council voted to reconsider the borough’s previous decision from February to not participate in the Trex recycling challenge proposed by members of the Environmental Commission for Swedesboro and Woolwich. Carolyn Grasso, a member of the commission, addressed the council and offered an in-depth explanation of […]

Logan approves update to stormwater control ordinance

LOGAN TWP. — During their board meeting on May 21, the Logan Township Council voted to approve updates to be made to their Stormwater Control ordinance. Each county in New Jersey must stay in compliance with the state’s stormwater management plans. Samantha Boonstra, an engineer and project manager present at the meeting stated, “This is […]

Cannabis questions raised at Woolwich Town Hall meeting

WOOLWICH TWP. —  During the Woolwich Township Town Hall meeting on May 14, Mayor Natalie Matthias and Committeeman Francis McGovern Jr. addressed questions and concerns sparked by Woolwich residents regarding cannabis cultivation, warehouse development, and highway reconstruction in the township. With the legalization of cannabis in the state of New Jersey, Woolwich Township finds itself […]

VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen winners

CARNEYS POINT — On Jan. 20, Harrison/Woolwich VFW 10886 hosted its 8th Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen awards dinner at the Soldiers Hall in Carney’s Point, NJ. The five students from Woolwich and Logan Townships each received a plaque and monetary award. The students are: Patriots Pen Winners: 1st Place – Addison Jamison, 7th grade, […]

Juneteenth Festival and Gospel Jam

WOOLWICH TWP. — Come celebrate freedom and the 225th Anniversary of our Underground Railroad site.  HELP Inc. is hosting the area’s biggest Juneteenth Festival and Gospel Jam on June 8, beginning at noon in the Kingsway High School, Lot F (172 Garwin Road). This free family event will offer enjoyment for everyone with over 100 […]

S/W Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events

The Swedesboro-Woolwich Parks & Recreation Committee would like to extend our thanks to Perfect Day Photography for sponsoring the face painter at Family Fun Day on May 18. We were pleased with the attendance despite the rainy weather. Grandpop Bubbles was a crowd favorite again. FREE MOVIE NIGHT There is a free movie night on […]

Harvesting Hope: The Heart of Southern New Jersey’s Local Food Banks

In recent years, Southern New Jersey has witnessed a notable surge in the establishment of food banks. Once considered a solution for temporary crises, these vital community resources have now become vital resources to have in communities all over as food insecurity and hunger remains a prominent issue. In the heart of South Jersey, organizations […]


The sun shone brightly on May 25 as St. Peter’s Community Pantry celebrated its first anniversary serving the Gloucester County community. In May of 2023 at our first distribution, we provided food to 32 families in need. Today, on this first anniversary, that number was 120 families. Over this past year, we have distributed more […]