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Image via Wikipedia Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo) is quoted as saying that the State Department was "instrumental in sealing the deal" for Lady Gaga to appear at the June 11 Euro Pride concert in Rome. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows: The Obama administration has U.S. troops fighting in four wars—Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen—and yet the Secretary of State has time to lobby Lady Gaga to attend a homosexual extravaganza... Read more →

Group Overcomes Odds to Replenish Oyster Reefs

Image via Wikipedia WILMINGTON, Del. — Sea captains employed by the Delaware Bay Oyster Restoration Task Force are currently wrapping up efforts to replenish oyster reefs off Delaware and New Jersey. This comes after the task force successfully raised $200,000 to continue its seven-year-old program. According to past experience, these efforts will boost the economies of local bayshore communities by approximately $5 million over the coming years. Rutgers University has estimated that past investments in... Read more →

Bishop Galante: Change can be difficult

by Bishop Joseph Galante Bishop of the Camden Diocese We have been going through much change lately as we move to consolidate from 124 parishes to 70 in order to better serve six major pastoral priorities: the need for improved liturgy, lay ministry, the need for an increase in priestly vocations, developing outreach to young adults and youth, compassionate outreach to those who need assistance, and the desire to promote faith formation at all ages.... Read more →

Camden County Library System Has a Lot to Offer Kids

Start with a summer reading program that’s as diverse as its theme. VOORHEES, N.J. – June 23, 2011 – ‘One World, Many Stories’ is the theme for the 2011 kids summer reading program and the series of program events planned for the summer reflects this diverse theme. Meanwhile the teen and ‘tween theme this year is ‘You Are Here’ that invites readers to explore both their inner world and the world around them. The summer... Read more →

John Paff: Four Gloucester City Officials Fined for Refusing to File FDS-

The State Local Finance Board recently fined four Gloucester City officials $100 each for refusing to file the Financial Disclosure Statements (FDS) due on April 30, 2008. The four officials who were fined are: Ryan Murphy, Planning & Zoning Board Jack Brandt, Planning & Zoning Board Alternate Colleen Hagan, Library Board Joanne B. Gurick, Library Board I originally filed my complaint on September 11, 2009 against nineteen (19) Gloucester City officials for failing to file... Read more →


The Riversharks Infielder is assigned to AA Akron Aeros The Riversharks announced today that Raul Padron has been signed by the Cleveland Indians and assigned to AA Akron Aeros. Padron’s final at bat with the Riversharks was a game winning, walk off RBI Double. He was third in the Atlantic League and leading the team in batting average (.335), was leading the team in on base percentage (.385), and was tied for the team lead... Read more →


Douglas Kroll, Last Updated - June 29, 2011 1:43 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – We may be at a new home, 3 miles down 13th Street, but so much is still the same. South Carolina is still the national champion. When Ray Tanner arrived at South Carolina in 1997, it took until 2002 to reach Omaha and the College World Series. 2011 CWS Quick Reference Guide CWS Championship Series Monday: South Carolina 2, Florida 1... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET The Gloucester City Carnival will open tonight (Wednesday) at the High School, Route 130 and Market Street. Earlier today workers were making the final preparations. The event is sponsored by the Gloucester City PBA #40. The carnival runs until Saturday night, July 2. Rides, games, food and fun. Midway by Lynam's Amusements. As an added attraction several police officers have volunteered for the "Dunk Tank". Here is your chance to take your "best shot"... Read more →

After 55 Years Sister Nora Foley Retires

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Sister Nora Foley was born the daughter of a farmer and homemaker in Killarney, Ireland. She grew up with her three brothers and two sisters on a 100-acre farm, where one of their daily chores was to milk the cows before walking two and half miles to school. CLICK ADVERTISEMENT Sister Nora knew early in her life that the Lord was calling her. On August 28, 1952, she boarded... Read more →

Save St. Mary Grammar School Committee Meeting Tonight at 8 PM

CNBNEWS.NET-The committee to Save St. Mary Grammar School, Gloucester City invite all those interested to attend tonight's Committee meeting, 8 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Monmouth Street at the railroad. The primary item on the agenda will be to calculate all money earned by fund raising and pledges to date. Committee member Jamie Hutchinson states, "We invite and encourage all to attend. Anyone who has yet to make a pledge, but is still... Read more →

Catholic Star Herald - Father Killeen to retire; Msgr. Morgan to serve as pastor of St. Mary and St. Thomas More

Bishop Joseph A. Galante announces that Father John C. Killeen, pastor of St. Mary, Cherry Hill, will retire June 30. Upon the retirement of Father Killeen at St. Mary’s, that parish will be clustered with neighboring St. Thomas More Church (both are located on Springdale Road in Cherry Hill). The parishes will remain independent, but will have one pastor, Msgr. Thomas J. Morgan. Father Killeen, 75, has been pastor of St. Mary since 1983. He... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on where gay marriage is headed: Whenever the American people have had a chance to approve gay marriage, they have rejected it. In the more than 30 states that have put this issue to a vote, homosexuals have never won. The only arenas they have been able to score a victory are in some state legislatures and courts. In other words, this is a classic case of the people... Read more →

Empty Building on Broadway Will Be New Home of Gloucester Travel

By Linda Boker-Angelo Gloucester City News Following a spirited discussion, members of the Gloucester City Planning Board approved preliminary plans for a second-story addition to a former gas station at Broadway and Middlesex Street, pending resolution of a sidewalk issue. The property, which had been in the City’s possession, was purchased by the owners of Gloucester Travel & Cruise, currently located across the street at 114 N. Broadway. Local attorney William Dilks, Esq., represented the... Read more →

Gloucester City School Board Votes 5-3 Not To Renew Supt. Contract

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News After going into executive session last week, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) came back out and voted not to renew the contract of School Superintendent Paul Spaventa, which has one year remaining. click advertisement When the meeting was brought back to Public Session, a vote was taken concerning Spaventa. Voting no were Louisa Llewellyn, Ed Hubbs, Jackie Borger, Linda Bittmann and Mike Gillen, who attended as an... Read more →

Camden County Named Green Community by State |

Camden County has been awarded a Green Community Grant from the State of New Jersey. The Green Communities Grant is a cost-sharing grant that requires a 33.3% match of the total project amount by the recipient. “We are proud that Camden County’s hard work has been recognized by the state,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs. “This is part of Camden County’s continued commitment to our environment.”... Read more → Sports:MIKE LAMB SIGNED BY THE YANKEES

Camden’s Starting First Baseman Heads to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees CAMDEN, NJ: The Camden Riversharks announced Wednesday that first baseman Mike Lamb has been acquired by the New York Yankees organization. Lamb was tied for second in the Atlantic League in hits (54), was fifth in on-base percentage (.418) and was tenth for batting average (.320). In his last 11 games he had 10 hits and three home runs which brought him to seven home runs for... Read more →

Holland PA. Boy Scout Supports Troops in Middle East

Nick Trivelis, of Holland PA. Bucks County, is working toward his Eagle Scout. Nick is 17 years old and attends Council Rock High School South in Bucks County Pennsylvania. He is in Boy Scout Troop #147, Bucks County. When Nick chose a project he wanted to make a difference. He decided that supporting the men and women in Afghanistan would be the greatest way to show those who are in harms way, that they are... Read more →

Audubon Celebration Committee Thank You -

The ACC would like to express its immense gratitude for the hard work and support of the following individuals: Craig Burgess HughE Dillion Ken and Rosann Endt Glen Hare at Audubon Hardware Eileen Lord Robin Scardino John and Michelle Scullan Janelle Stefano Kevin Urban Chase and Jen Utley Tina Van Osten at The Treehouse Coffee Shop Tiffany Wilson And a very special thanks to ... Audubon Borough Clerks Audubon Department of Public Works Audubon Fire... Read more →

New Jersey Policy Perspective: Busting the

As a matter of fact... Busting the myth: The real numbers show N.J. is not the most overtaxed state in the nation Tax Myth: New Jersey has the highest tax "burden" of any state in the nation. Tax Fact: When it comes to state and local government, people who live in Wyoming pay a greater percentage of their income to taxes than do people who live in New Jersey. In The Sunday Star-Ledger, New Jersey... Read more →

Update on Accident Victim Ken MacAdams

NOTE: Ken is now at home. (CNBNEWS.NET)Ken MacAdams, who was involved in a traffic accident on Sunday, remains in the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. KenMac has been diagnosed with a fracture neck and a hair line fracture in his spine. Ken is wearing a neck brace and has to stay immobile. Today he is to be fitted for a back brace. Patti Pryzwara who was driving the car, Ken was in the front passenger seat, told... Read more →


BRIDGEPORT, NJ (June 25, 2011) – On a beautiful summer evening at Bridgeport Speedway, Carl Locuson earned his first victory in the 600cc Micro-Sprint class. In the 270cc Micro-Sprint race, Jonathan John, of Gloucester City NJ collected career win number one. Warren Stradley continued his winning ways by taking home the checkered flag in the 4-Cylinder Stock Car class. In the 600cc Micro-Sprint main event, Carl Locuson took advantage of his pole starting position and... Read more →

South of South receives BigBelly cans | South Philly Review

By Alexis Abate Posted Jun. 23, 2011 After the South of South Neighborhood Association raised the needed funds for two BigBelly trash cans, the City's Streets Department installed the receptacles at 23rd and Christian streets and 18th and Catharine streets two months ago. Photo by Ryan Donnell As pieces of paper and plastic bottles blow down the street with a gust of wind, it’s no wonder trash and litter have become two major neighborhood concerns.... Read more →

ROBERT F. "BOB" McCAFFREY Jr. of West Deptford

ROBERT "BOB" F. JR. of West Deptford, NJ on June 15, 2011, aged 55 years. Beloved husband to Linda L. Devoted father of Kevin and Valerie. Loving son of Josephine (nee Pacholski) and the late Robert F. McCaffrey, Sr. Dear brother of Eileen (William) Gargano, Joan McCaffrey and Brian (Anna) McCaffrey. Viewing Sunday 6:30 to 9 P.M. in the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. Funeral Service Monday 10 A.M. in St. Luke's Episcopal... Read more →

Pauline R. Boulden, of Gloucester City

BOULDEN Pauline R. Surrounded by her loving family, on June 26, 2011. Age 83. (nee Tortorelli). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 42 years to the late Albert C. Boulden. Loving and devoted mother of George, Kathleen (Kevin), Rosemary Farlow and Albert Jr. (special daughter–in-law Denise). Cherished grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 13. Dear sister of Dominic Tortorelli Jr. and Anita Curcio. Predeceased by her siblings Joseph, Catherine and Ann. Also survived by her... Read more →

Labor Department funding vet job training | The American Legion |

Image via Wikipedia The American Legion - June 21, 2011 The Department of Labor (DoL) has announced it is funding 22 grants totaling more than $9 million to provide approximately 4,000 veterans with job training. The grants are being awarded under DoL's Veterans Workforce Investment Program. State and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and non-profit organizations will receive the funding and will be given it for a second and third year, as long... Read more →

Breaking News: Well-Known Gloucester City Businessman Ken MacAdams in Auto Accident; Condition

UPDATE Ken is now at home ( Ken MacAdams and his lady friend Patty Przywara were in an auto accident on Sunday around 5 pm. The couple were driving home from the shore when a vehicle ran a red light and broadsided their car. Patty was driving, Ken was sitting in the passenger seat. The accident occurred on Route 47 near Dennisville. MacAdams was air-lifted to Jefferson Hospital, in Philadelphia in serious condition. Patty’s condition... Read more →

Catholic Star Herald - Father Romano named vocation director

Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:57 Written by Admin2 Bishop Joseph A. Galante has named Father Michael M. Romano as director of vocations for the Diocese of Camden, effective July 1. Father Romao, 29, currently serves as parochial vicar, Incarnation, Mantua, and chaplain at Paul VI High School, Haddon Township. With his new appointment, he will continue at Paul VI. He will be in residence at St. Mary, Cherry Hill. Father Romano was born in Marlton... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Popping the Gas Balloon

Volume XVI No. 25: June 24, 2011 Momentum is a powerful legislative force -- once a bill starts swirling the bowl, it's only a matter of time before it goes down. More than a dozen lawmakers have recently withdrawntheir co-sponsorship of the subsidy laden NAT GAS Act - a bill designed to bolster the natural gas industry by lavishing it with taxpayer cash. The bill still has scores of co-sponsors, but it is clearly taking... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Suvey Says!; NRA NEWS -

NJDEP DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE SURVEY RESULTS NJDEP's Division of Fish & Wildlife's Bureau of Marine Fisheries biologists conduct several surveys each year to study the status of species populations in the Delaware Estuary. One of these surveys is the Delaware Bay Finfish Trawl Survey. The data collected in these surveys allow biologists to develop abundance estimates and length frequencies of estuarine dependent finfish. The data are necessary for predicting future fishery trends and... Read more →

ATF Announces Up to $5,000 Reward for Information on Concord Chemical Arson --

Image via Wikipedia CAMDEN, N.J., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) Newark Field Division Special Agent in Charge Matthew G. Horace announced today the posting of an award of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that destroyed the former Concord Chemical Company facility in Camden, N.J. On June 19, 2011, at approximately... Read more →

Warrior Thunder Motorcycle Run |

Image via Wikipedia Begin Date: 09-17-2011 End Date: 09-17-2011 Start Time: 11:30 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time) Summary: September 17, 2011. A charity motorcycle ride to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Sponsored by the Warrior Thunder Foundation. Registration 9:30-11:15. KSU at 11:30 Full Description: September 17, 2011 – 2nd Annual Benefit hosted by the Warrior Thunder Foundation supporting our combat wounded warfighters. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project®. Starts at Paramount Harley-Davidson 266... Read more →

Video: The Grand Hotel- Take A Glass Together!

I love this scene from the 1990 Broadway play The Grand Hotel. The two dancers/singers are Brent Barrett and Michael Jeter. Jeter, died in 2003 from AIDS at the age of 50, dances as though he is floating on air. His woebegone look, extreme flexibility, and high energy led Tommy Tune to cast him in the off-Broadway play, Cloud 9, and again on Broadway in the memorable role in the musical Grand Hotel, for which... Read more →

Ronald A Storer, age 76, of Lindenwold, formerly of Audubon

STORER Ronald A. “Ron” On June 23, 2011. Age 76. Of Lindenwold. Formerly of Audubon. Loving and Cherished companion of 25 years to Sandy Evantash. Survived by his devoted friends and caregivers at Kelsch Associates. Ron loved to visit Atlantic City and play slots, socializing with friends, loved to go to the movies and eat and to participate in all weekly / annual Kelsch Functions. Relatives, friends and Kelsch are kindly invited his visitation on... Read more →

CNBNews Video: Holt News Conference Announcing Start on Solar Panel Project at Gloucester Marine Terminal

(CNBNEWSnet) Construction work has begun at the Gloucester Marine Terminal on the largest rooftop solar power plant in North American. Leo Holt president of Gloucester Terminals, located at King and Essex Streets in Gloucester City, announced the plans on Tuesday, June 21 at a press conference held on the rooftop of Building 42, a refrigerated warehouse. Related articles The Largest Solar Panel Project in North America Being Built in Gloucester City NJ- ( HOLT... Read more →

NJDOT announces Route 42 improvements between Bellmawr and

Southbound highway to be widened between Leaf Avenue and Route 55 (Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the start of a safety improvement and congestion relief project on Route 42 southbound in the boroughs of Bellmawr and Runnemede and the township of Deptford. “These improvements represent a cost-effective solution to help reduce congestion and increase public safety on this important stretch of Route 42,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said. NJDOT’s... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia TEACHING KIDS THAT FITNESS IS FUN! SUNDAY JUNE 26, GAME TIME 1:05 Over 500 children will join the Camden Riversharks and United Way this Sunday at Campbell’s Field for a DAY OF ACTION to celebrate being active and healthy while having fun! The United Ways from Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Salem counties have teamed up with the Riversharks to promote healthy eating and physical activity for kids of all ages. The children... Read more →

Catholic Star Herald: Gloucester City NJ-Saint Mary School Closing Mass

Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:30 Written by Admin2 In the top right photo, children raise their arms in prayer during the closing Mass for St. Mary School, Gloucester City, on Thursday June 16. The school, which opened in 1859, is closing this month because of declining enrollment and growing debt. Bottom left, a parent comforts a student; top left, a student cries on her way out of church. Related articles Domicans Have A Long... Read more →

New Cancer Vaccine Coming

ScienceDaily (June 20, 2011) - Mayo Clinic investigators and collaborators from the United Kingdom cured well-established prostate tumors in mice using a human vaccine with no apparent side effects. This novel cancer treatment approach encourages the immune system to rid itself of prostate tumors without assistance from toxic chemotherapies and radiation treatments. Such a treatment model could some day help people to live tumor free with fewer side effects than those experienced from current therapies.... Read more →

Black Activists Criticize Jesse Jackson on Voting Rights

Image via Wikipedia Controversial Reverend Attacks Election Day Photo ID Requirements as Racist Conspiracy Washington, D.C. - Spokesmen for theProject 21 black leadership network are critical of the Reverend Jesse Jackson's (photo)call for federal intervention against state-level efforts to protect voting integrity, noting that the radical reverend's agenda belittles blacks and essentially would set them apart for special consideration. "Demanding that all voters -- not just blacks -- present photo ID cards at the polls... Read more →

Kings Highway to be closed for railroad-crossing repairs in East Greenwich

(Trenton)-- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that a portion of Kings Highway (CR 551) in East Greenwich will be temporarily closed in order to rehabilitate a Conrail freight railroad grade crossing. Kings Highway is scheduled to be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing between Berkley Road and Whiskey Mill Road from Thursday, June 23 at 6 a.m. to Friday, June 24 at around 6 p.m., weather dependent. · Motorists heading... Read more →

Letters: Petition Drive Underway in Gloucester

As you well know we have been fighting with the Gloucester Township Council and Mayor, all democrats, to enact an ordinance to ban Pay to Play. They are dug in and refuse to move from their positionof not needing this new level of transparency. We have started a petition drive to force our elected officials to do the right thing and STOP SHAKING DOWN VENDORS FOR CONTRACTS!!!!!! On July 9, 2011 10 am - 1... Read more →

CHFD News & Information: Squrt 51 and Squad 13 Operate at 7 Alarm Camden Fire

Monday, June 20, 2011 Squrt 51 and Squad 13 Operate at 7 Alarm Camden Fire Div. A/B Corner where Squrt 51 initially operated before a collapse. The Div. A wall can be seen leaning drastically outward At 5:25 Sunday morning, June 19, 2011, fire erupted in Camden City at 1698 Federal St., the old Concord Chemical Company Building. Camden City Engine 9 arrived and reported a large vacant commercial building with heavy smoke throughout. A... Read more →

PA-NJ Bridge Tolls Increase Next

Image via Wikipedia DRPA TO INVEST NEW TOLL REVENUES TO MAKE BRIDGES, PATCO SAFER FOR REGION'S TRAVELERS, CREATE UP TO 30,000 NEW JOBS photo: Walt Whitman Bridge spans the Delaware River connecting New Jersey to Philadelphia and beyond. The Delaware River Port Authority will use revenue from a toll increase that takes effect July 1 to repair and improve all four DRPA bridges and the PATCO Speed Line. The toll increase was approved by a... Read more →

The History of Gloucester

COMMUNITY Gloucester County (Old), founded in 1686 and once including within its boundaries the present Atlantic and Camden Counties, is unique in that it is an outstanding Agricultural, Industrial and Residential Area. Farming in all of its phases is highly established and developed. The raising of fruit, farm vegetables, and poultry, the dairy industry, the breeding of cattle, hogs, and other livestock, the existence of modern year-round canneries, quick freezing establishments and nearby markets all... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Resident Praises Public Works Dept.

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Mount Ephraim Borough received a gracious letter from a 2nd Avenue resident thanking Supervisor Ken Jones and an employee of the Public Works Department for their assistance. The letter was read, and praised, during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting. Last month a large tree limb had broken away from a tree on the resident’s property, yet remained dangerously suspended by other branches. It was unknown as to... Read more →

Students and schools hopeful, nervous about Choice program |

by Barbara S. Rothschild Brooklawn Superintendent John Kellmayer agreed. Alice Costello School has been accepting Choice students since Brooklawn joined its pilot program 10 years ago. "Districts didn't really have time this year to prepare," he said. "Next year will be their learning curve, as they decide whether they are going to aggressively go out and recruit students." Kellmayer, whose Choice students mostly come from neighboring Camden and Gloucester City, said the draw for Choice... Read more →

Thomas J. Holt Sr., age 74; Funeral Services Thursday and Friday -

HOLT THOMAS J. SR., age 74, on June 20, 2011. Loving husband of Joan S. (nee Smykal). Loving father of Tom J. Jr. (Angela), Leo (Melinda), Melissa Fluehr (Michael), Joan (David) Rybas and Michael (Susan). He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Tom Holt III (Adriana), Eric Holt (Christine), Angela Holt, Phillip Holt, Joan Catherine Rybas, Christian Holt, David Rybas Jr., Melissa Fluehr, Madalyn Fluehr, Michael Fluehr Jr., Joseph Rybas, Molly Fluehr, Michael Holt... Read more →

Gafgen forgets her troubles | South Philly Review

By Jess Fuerst Posted Jun. 16, 2011 In cabaret, anything goes. So when Sarah J. Gafgen, of Ninth and Ritner streets, takes the stage June 23, she can’t be sure of what to expect. Photo by Jay Sullivan “I have an interaction with the audience. I have sort of planned what I’m going to say, but the great thing about cabaret is that it’s really interactive. There is no wall between you and the audience... Read more →

First South African citrus vessel arrives in the U.S. By Tad Thompson | June 22, 2011 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- The first breakbulk vessel of the 2011 South African citrus season began discharging June 20 at the Gloucester Marine Fruit Terminal, here. In recent weeks, smaller volumes of South African citrus arrived by container at Port Elizabeth, NJ. Gerard Stone, a grower-exporter of South African citrus, at the warehouse of the Gloucester Marine Fruit Terminal in Gloucester City, NJ, June 19 to oversee... Read more →