NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Camden County Authorities Investigating Camden Homicide

Camden CITY NJ (November 28, 2022)--- Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man on Friday evening in Camden, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Friday, November 25, 2022, at approximately 6:46 p.m., Camden County Police received a 911 call with a report of a person shot at the 1100 block of Princess Avenue in Camden. Officers arrived at the scene and located a male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Leonttayy Pratt, 41, of Camden. Pratt was transported to Cooper University Hospital and he was pronounced deceased at 7:17 p.m. This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit Detective Daniel Crawford at (856) 580-2223 and Camden County Police Department Detective Brian Ford at (609) 519-6927. Tips can also be sent anonymously to... Read more →


CODE BLUE ISSUED BY CAMDEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the region will be under a Code Blue Advisory Monday evening into the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning November 28 and ending the morning of November 29. Temperatures during the code blue will drop as low as 32 degrees. Please note that the new after-hours code blue emergency hotline is 2-1-1. “As we move closer towards winter, we’re seeing more seasonable temperatures,” Betteridge said. “We must ensure everyone is inside and away from these frigid elements. It’s also important that our elderly or residents with disabilities have their heat in working order and that all pets are brought indoors.” When the Camden County Health Officer declares a Code Blue... Read more →


IT'S BACK! Cranford's Home for the Holidays House Tour

CRANFORD, NJ --Cranford’s Annual Home for the Holidays House Tour is back. The self-directed tour features five beautiful homes lovingly decorated for the holidays, on Sunday, December 4 - from 12 to 4 pm. Attendees will be guided through each home, where volunteers share information on the special details of each one. “The club is excited to bring the House Tour back as an important fundraiser for scholarships and for Project Home. The Tour is a fun way for residents to share their beautiful homes. We greatly appreciate our homeowners because they are supporting our efforts to give back to Cranford,” said Kendall O'Brien, President of the Cranford Women’s Club. Tickets are available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-for-the-holidays-house-tour-tickets-455125280967 or can be purchased directly at the library, Augusta Mae, Hickory & Hill or Periwinkles for $30. The Cranford Woman’s Club: The Cranford Woman’s Club, founded in 1949, is a “volunteer organization richly rooted... Read more →


Gloucester City's Annual Winter Wonderland Program

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(CNBNewsnet)--The City of Gloucester City will present its annual Winter Wonderland program on Thursday, December 8, starting at 6:30 PM. There will be a Santa Ride Procession with fire trucks starting at Fire Headquarters on King Street down Monmouth Street towards Johnson Blvd. On Saturday, December 10, from 3 PM to 7 PM, there will be family fun and many food trucks at Proprietors Park, King Street. Read more →


YOUR MONEY: How Much Has Organic Recycling Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Cost Gloucester City Taxpayers?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 28, 2022)(CNBNews)--Last November, Rocco D'Antonio, head of Gloucester City Organic Recycling LLC (GCOR), announced that he filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the taxpayers for breach of contract. In 2010 D'Antonio agreed with the City to build a compost plant named Organic Diversions in the Southport industrial area near the end of Water Street. CNBNews graphic file D'Antonio said the lawsuit was filed in March 2021 because city officials didn't live up to their part of the contract. BARON & BRENNAN, P.A. of Voorhees represent D'Antonio. The City has hired ARCHER & GREINER of Haddonfield to represent the taxpayers. According to a recent CNBNEWS OPRA request filed in October with the City's Custodian of Records, the lawsuit has cost Gloucester City residents over $250,000 AS OF SEPTEMBER 2022. See itemized purchase order below. The city failed to prepare the site... Read more →


Gloucester City Officers Honored for Rescue of a Woman

photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY Detective/Sgt. Carl DePoder (left) and Officer John Bryszewski Jr., along with Officer Sean Gartland (not shown) were honored at the NJ State PBA Valor Awards Ceremony for saving the life of a woman who drove her car off of Freedom Pier, King, and Cumberland Streets, into the Delaware River on April 28, 2022. During the water rescue, three Good Samaritans helped load the female onto their boat and transported the female and officers to the floating dock of the North Wind Schooner. Those smaritans included Michael Natrin (Oxford, PA), Stratis Tiniakos (Egg Harbor Township, NJ), and Gene Blemmings (Deptford, NJ). RELATED: Woman Drives Vehicle Off of Freedom Pier into Delaware River Read more →


Pennsylvania Online Casinos Continue to Set Records

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square Nov 23, 2022 (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s online casinos and sports betting have had another record month. In October, Pennsylvanians placed $797 million in sports wagers, a 24% increase over September. “While year-over-year sports betting growth is beginning to level off, the online casino market continues to show tremendous growth,” PlayPennsylvania Analyst Chris Imperiale said. “Pennsylvania online casinos' $151 million October gross gaming revenue is an all-time, all-market record for online gaming in the U.S.” CNBNews graphic file In the latest figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, total revenue compared to October 2021 was up 5.7% to $450 million. Sports revenue in particular exploded to $40.5 million, a 72% increase. Online slots grew to $86 million in October, a 22% boost, followed by a 21.7% growth in online tables revenue to $35.7 million. The gambling brought in $183.7 million in tax... Read more →


Gloucester City History: Historic Postcard/Photo of Remains of the Frigate Augusta

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 28, 2022)(CNBNews)--Going thru an old file belonging to my father, George F. Sr., I discovered the photo/postcard below given to my dad by Mayor Fred Floyd, a Republican, who was elected mayor in 1955. He succeeded Philip Rea, 1950-1954, also a Republican. In the 1950s, Gloucester City Historian Harry Green sent the picture below to Mayor Floyd about the remains of the historic Frigate Augusta sunk on October 22, 1777, at the battle of Red Bank, National Park. Some of the lumber from that ship landed at the foot of Market Street, Gloucester City. Floyd wrote, "This is the only remaining historic landmark existing in our City, and I think a cut of this should be used in the proposed history. It is not known if that ever happened. The U.S. Coast Guard Base appears to be in the foreground.... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Dept. and PBA Local 40 Spreading Christmas and Holiday Cheer

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 28, 2022)--The Gloucester City Police Department and Gloucester City PBA Local 40 want to spread Christmas and Holiday cheer throughout Gcity! Beginning December 12, an officer from each shift will be surprising one resident each night with a small prize for the best-decorated house! The contest will last for 12 nights until December 23. They hope to share the winner from each night to show off some of the best-decorated homes in Gloucester City so everyone can enjoy! There is no registration or special requirements, according to the organizers. (animated image CNBNews files) Read more →


Catherine C. Loux (nee Giambrone), of Bellmawr

Catherine C. Loux (nee Giambrone), on November 19, 2022, of Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Al Loux. Devoted mother to Linda Broadbent (Randy), Charles "Tommy" Ryan (Sharelle), and Maria Radke (the late Scott). Loving grandmother of Danielle (JR), Charles (Stephanie), Tracy (Kenny), Lisa, Cory, Tyler, and Tiffani "Belle" (Marquise). Cherished great-grandmother of Joseph, Rocco, Haleigh, Zoeigh, Reagan, A-lexeigh, Oakleigh, Marlei, and Carter. Catherine is also survived by her cat Chloe and many nieces and nephews. Catherine loved cooking and her dishes will be missed. Interment is private at the request of the family. Read more →