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

MY SECOND BATTLE WITH CANCER IS UNDERWAY

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 5, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This past May, I received a call from my doctor's office that I needed to see a specialist because my prostate-specific-antigen or PSA test results were high. A high PSA is one of the signs of prostate cancer. As soon as I heard that the level was high, my thoughts went to my brother and father, whom both had prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is hereditary and is slow growing. Some of the telltale signs of that cancer include: Blood in urine Blood in semen Unexplained weight loss Erectile dysfunction Bone pain (typically associated with advanced prostate cancer) A weak urine stream Needing to pee more frequently, often during the night Twelve years ago, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Fox Chase urologist Robert Uzzo removed it tumor.Fortunately, it was benign. There are three words a doctor can say... Read more →


CELEBRATE HISTORIC HOLIDAYS IN OLD CITY DISTRICT

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City! Festivities run all the way through New Year's Day in Old City District, with something for everyone on Santa's list. The Old City Holiday Shopping Pass is back and brings with it special offers and deals at more than 40 shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Plus, shoppers can enter to win prize packs and $500 in gift cards. The Old City Shopping Stroll returns Wednesday, December 14th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Participating stories will extend their hours and shoppers will receive a free Old City tote bag with any purchase, while supplies last. After shopping, Arch Street Meeting House will offer a holiday movie from 7-8:30pm, with a suggested donation of $5. Old City bakeries and sweet shops like Franklin Fountain, Shane's Candy and Oui Pastry serve up special seasonal sweets and... Read more →


The DNREC Announcement: LaVida Hospitality Will Not Proceed With Cape Henlopen State Park Restaurant Proposal

DOVER DELAWARE --The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and La Vida Hospitality have mutually decided not to move forward at this time with a proposed restaurant for Cape Henlopen State Park, DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation Director Ray Bivens announced during a public meeting about the project Monday evening at Cape Henlopen High School. DNREC awarded La Vida Hospitality LLC a publicly bid one-year contract in April to manage the existing main beach food concession while both parties conducted due diligence on La Vida’s proposal to extend the contract and build a restaurant at the park’s main beach area. DNREC determined that the necessary environmental review and contract negotiation could not be completed by the contract’s expiration date of Dec. 31 and with La Vida Hospitality LLC in agreement, has chosen to the end the project. The proposed restaurant came from a request for proposal (RFP)... Read more →


Ceremony at Battleship New Jersey to Honor Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--December 6, 2022)--The Camden County Board of Commissioners will join the Office of Veterans Affairs, members of the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners, and local veterans on Wednesday, December 7, at the Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton Street, Camden City to honor the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Starting time 10 AM. Wednesday marks the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a military base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Within just two hours, 18 US warships had been sunk or damaged, 188 aircrafts were destroyed and 2,403 American servicemen and women were killed. The attack marked the beginning of the United States involvement in World War II. “This day is meant to honor the survivors of that event, as well as pay tribute to all veterans who lost their lives for this country,” said Commissioner Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs.... Read more →


Margaret M. Keel “Peg" former Respiratory Therapist and Home Health Aide

Margaret M. Keel “Peg” passed away peacefully on November 29, 2022. Peg went to be with her Lord Jesus at the age of 82. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl and Pam; grandchildren: John, Jennifer, Michael, Jessica, and Joshua; great grandchildren: Danielle, Savanna, Adrean, Summer, Gabriel, Lily, Kamrin, Hunter, Mia, Dominic, and Lilliana; and great great grandson Miles. She is also lovingly remembered by her friends and family. Peg was predeceased by her loving husband, George, of 33 years, and by her grandsons, Daniel and Jason. Peg was a long time member of Audubon Methodist Church. She was a former Respiratory Therapist and Home Health Aide. Peg was a faithful, humble, loving, caring, kind, and giving woman with a heart of gold and such a sweet spirit. A memorial gathering and celebration of life is planned for Monday, December 19th, 12:30 PM at Audubon Methodist Church, 314 W. Graisbury... Read more →


Housing Counselor Daniel “Duke” Orsino Announces His Candidacy for Philadelphia City Council-at-large

Philadelphia, PA: Housing Counselor Daniel “Duke” Orsino is announcing his candidacy for Philadelphia City Council-at-large. Mr. Orsino, an LGBTQ+ Progressive Democrat, has proposed what is arguably one of the most innovative campaign platforms in in quite some time. If implemented, Mr. Orsino’s vision would fundamentally transform daily life not just in Philadelphia but in a large portion of the Delaware Valley. Mr. Orsino’s platform includes better city services, expanding social service programs & funding, more programs & protections for older adults, citywide universal healthcare, protecting the right to unionize, free community college, protecting LGBTQ+ rights, public banking & a municipally owned stock exchange, total school modernization, universal preschool, fighting poverty, and complying with the Green New Deal. Mr. Orsino is also proposing to expand and completely reform the city’s public housing, vastly expanding availability and exploring new concepts that will rethink how we define government-owned residences. A quintessential part of... Read more →


Riverwards Produce Hosting Pair of Holiday Shopping Events

Holiday Shopping & BBQ on Saturday, December 10th Riverwards Produce Market, which has become a haven for shoppers looking to support local purveyors while stocking up for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, is hosting their Sixth Annual Holiday Shopping Event at both their Old City and Fishtown locations on Saturday, December 10th from noon to 3 p.m. Customers looking to support and shop local can show up to either location for all their holiday needs during the three-hour event, where representatives from each local brand will be on hand manning tables while discussing and selling their respective products. The Old City location, situated at 146 N. Bread Street, will feature the likes of Mother Butter; Mural City Cellars; Smith Poultry; Black Hippo BBQ; Sleeping Weather Studios; Flori Cupcakes; Ayoka Apothecary; Nether Providence Soap Co.; Triple Bottom Brewery; Bake Bake; and Working Class Coffee. The Fishtown outpost, located at 2200... Read more →


NJ One of Only Two States in the Country That Hasn't Released Public Schools Test Results

[New Jersey – December 5, 2022] Paula White, Executive Director of JerseyCAN, will testify before New Jersey’s Joint Committee on Public Schools regarding the urgent need for the New Jersey Department of Education to release all student assessment data. The hearing will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, December 6th, at Noon. Please contact the Joint Committee on Public School to receive viewing information. CNB Graphic files In the midst of independent analysis showing unprecedented learning loss throughout the state, Ms. White has been at the forefront in demanding the State of New Jersey’s Department of Education fully release the 2021-2022 assessment scores from last Spring. New Jersey currently stands as one of only two states in the county that has not yet publicly released test scores. Last week, JerseyCAN co-hosted with the Urban League of Essex County the statewide digital town hall “Where Are Our Kids’ Test Scores: The... Read more →


CNB Business News: Geno’s Steaks is Coming to South Jersey this December

Steak-cation! Foodiehall in Cherry Hill, NJ Adds Iconic Philadelphia Cheesesteak Heavyweight Geno’s Steaks to their Lineup Geno’s Steaks has been a staple in Philadelphia since the late Joey Vento opened the shop on East Passyunk Avenue in 1966, proudly serving cheesesteaks 24-hours a day, seven days a week. For the past 56 years, people from Philadelphia and beyond have lined up for cheesesteaks at Geno’s – which are made with premium, un-chopped, thinly sliced ribeye steak with or without fried onions and a handful of cheese options. Beginning in December, South Jersey can get in on the action, as Geno’s Steaks opens inside Foodiehall, the virtual food hall located at 1931 Olney Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. Foodiehall is a delivery and pickup-only e-Restaurant created by Dan Goldberg. Geno’s Steaks, which is now operated by founder Joey Vento’s son, Geno Vento, is Foodiehall’s eighth restaurant concept, making it the first... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Christmas Appeal:

Make a Donation, Help A Student

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Gloucester Catholic's Annual Christmas Appeal will arrive in your homes shortly. Be among the first to make an online donation to support Ram students and their families who need financial assistance for tuition. Merry Christmas from Gloucester Catholic! Three Ways To Give! VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE -- CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE DONATION! TRADITIONAL MAIL Kindly make check payable to: Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Merry Christmas from Gloucester Catholic! Once a Ram... Always a Ram Read more →


Vehicle Crashes into a Gloucester Township Home

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (December 5, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)On Saturday, December 3, 2022 at approximately 2147 hours the Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) responded to a motor vehicle crash where it was reported that a vehicle had struck a residence. A car crashed into a home on Erial Road, Gloucester Township (photo provided) As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle swerved, resulting in the vehicle striking a curb, traveling through the resident's yard, and eventually striking the side of the residence. This crash caused a small fire which was quickly put out by the resident. All Gloucester Township Fire Departments responded to scene and quickly assisted GTPD in providing aid and assistance. The occupants of the residence were safely removed from the residence and did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle occupants were removed from the vehicle and provided with medical assistance by Inspira EMS... Read more →