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Correction, Serious Accident, 18 Commerical Properties 4 Sale,City Spending Millions


by Bill Cleary


CORRECTION-Gloucester City Councilman Nick Marchese, Second ward, said


he wanted to clarify that the entire council is working on the new playground to be built on Park Avenue. A recent article on the playground only mentioned his name.


Marchese said, "Mayor and Council are working for this new “Shane Chapman Memorial Park”, to be located on city property on Park Avenue near Highland Park School.  The Park Committee consist of Second Ward Council people Bruce Parry, myself, Highland Park Neighborhood Association President Frank Wunsch, Association members Andrew Kelly, Andy Carlin, and Democrat Club Vice President Vanessa Courant.  The Neighborhood Association is a nonprofit organization of local homeowners working towards building a better community.  This park will be a public/private venture with a relationship between the city and the Association for building and maintaining the new area.  Plans, public hearing date, and more information to soon follow."


TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TAKES A LIFE-New Jersey State Police reported one person was killed around 10:20 AM, Thursday, January 26 in a three-car crash on Interstate 76 in Gloucester City. Two northbound lands on the roadway were closed for about 2 hours. The accident occurred just south of Exit 1D near Market Street, according to a State Trooper. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the accident was under investigation.


18 COMMERICAL PROPERTIES 4-SALE-CAPS TAVERN, 314 Jersey Ave., Gloucester City was recently listed for sale on Weichert. com. The asking price, $475,000. From the advertisement, 


"Owner retiring after years and years of successful operation. Bar features 40 seat dining room, 20 seat bar, sitting area, and full game room. Kick back the chairs and tables late night for a fantastic dj / dance area. Game room includes pool, darts, and shuffleboard. Teams play weekly. Bar is fully functioning with customers. This is a completely turnkey operation. Kitchen includes all equipment necessary to prepare simple appetizers or fantastic dinners."


Other Gloucester City commerical properties listed include: 



Heavy’s on the Harbor, King and Jersey, $595,000

101 N. Broadway, $495,000

309-311 S. Broadway, $224,000

900 Market Street, $219,900

420 Monmouth Street, $209,000

742 Market Street, $200,000

420 Hudson Street, $175,000

520 Monmouth Street, $120,000

240 N. Broadway, $119,895

242 N. Broadway, $109,895

200 S. King Street, $305,000

337-343 S. Broadway, 415,000

900 Jersey Avenue, $650,000

1035 Jersey Avenue, $1.1 million

375 Route 130, $350,000

Charles and Water Street, 15 Acres plus powerhouse $3 million

Telair Ragen Trans., Charles Street $849,000


YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK-Gloucester City passed a $5 million bond ordinance on January 19th. According to the January 26 legal advertisement in the Gloucester City News the term of the note is 40 years with $1.5 million in costs. From the notice,

“the money will be used  to provide funding for the implementation of and financing for a Redevelopment Project in the city of Gloucester City consisting of the acquisition and environmental remediation of certain real property included in the heretofore designated South Port Redevelopment area and the undertaking of certain infrastructure improvement in part of the Southport Redevelopment Project through, among other things, the satisfaction of an interim loan previously provided by the Camden County Improvement Authority of certain real property.” Public hearing and second reading is February 16, 2012, at 7 PM in council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street.

 Update post at 8:45AM 2-2-2012: Councilman Marchese said, "The bond is being used for the Amspec property, for the redevelopment of the Organic Diversions site and repayment of the previous $5 million bond."


Last year the City passed a $7 million bond ordinance. That money was used for infrastructure repairs/construction work plus to purchase new equipment  (see list).



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