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Market Street Eyesore Coming Down; Sex Offender Registry; High School Report Card



William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet

LONGTIME EYESORE WILL BE DEMOLISHED--The Market Street eyesore (above), at the 6a00d8341bf7d953ef019afff9d462970d-320wiborder of Gloucester City and Mount Ephraim, will be demolished in the near future, according to KingsGate Realtor Patrick Bocchicchio, of Mt. Ephraim. Bocchicchio said the Knights of Columbus Chapter 3485 purchased the property from the state about five years ago. “The organization wanted to renovate it and use it for a meeting place," said the realtor. Bocchicchio is the real estate agent for the property.  CNBNews asked the realtor to talk with the Knights of Columbus about the condition of the property. 


 “A nearby neighbor was against those plans,” said Bocchicchio. “Gloucester City would not give the Knights a variance to use the property for their purpose. Bill Hargrove has recently purchased the property. He plans to tear it down. The eyesore will be gone.”

Research reveals the building has been empty and in disrepair for 15 years. 

James M. Koontz, who lives across from the property, said he had complained to Gloucester City officials numerous times about the condition of the dilapidated structure.  He asked CNBNewsnet for help with his problem. 

“Two years ago I had a city housing official out here to discuss the situation. He informed me that he would look into the matter, stating that he knew many of the Knights of Columbus personally. I did not record the date or the gentleman's name. My mistake. Nothing happened.”

“One year ago I inquired about the situation again. Another city official showed up and he explained in detail about the half dozen safety violations and informed me he too knows the Knights of Columbus. Nothing happened. Again I did not record the date or the gentleman's name. My mistake. You would think the our officials would want the entrance to the city to look nice. After all properties like this one reflects poorly on the rest of the community."

“I been a resident of Gloucester City for 38 years. I don’t think anyone would want to look at that eyesore every day. I am very happy to hear it is going to be demolished. That's the best news I have heard in 37 years.“

ARE SEX OFFENDER IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?--With Halloween a few days away we thought parents might want to check the New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry before their kids head out to Trick or Treat. The State Police remind the public that although the individuals listed on the sex offender Internet registry are initially identified through fingerprinting and photograph submission to the Division of State Police, it should be understood that positive identification of any individual whose registration record has been made available on the Internet registry can be verified only through the review of a properly executed fingerprint card. By placing this information on the Internet, no representation is being made that the listed individual will commit any specific crime in the future, nor is any representation being made that if the individual commits an offense, that one of the listed offenses will be the offense committed. For the names and residence of sex offenders click here  .

REPORT CARD FOR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS—The South Jersey Magazine released it 2015 Private High School Report Card earlier this month. The article contains information about South Jersey’s finest private high schools including tuition cost, SAT scores, the percentage of students attending four-year colleges, percentage of students receiving financial aid, student-to-teacher ratio, and the number of both AP and honors courses offered along with other information. Below is a snippet of that information along with a link to the entire article. 


Moorestown Friends: $27,450 

Doane Academy: $17,800 

St. Augustine: $16,900 

Bishop Eustace: $16,400 

Our Lady of Mercy Academy: $10,844 

Holy Cross: $10,565 

Paul VI: $8,945 

Gloucester Catholic: $8,775 

Camden Catholic: $8,500


Moorestown Friends: 1848 

St. Augustine: 1707 

Bishop Eustace: 1704 

Doane Academy: 1660 

Paul VI: 1578 

Holy Cross: 1530 

Our Lady of Mercy Academy : 1527 

Gloucester Catholic: 1513 

Camden Catholic: N/A


SCHOOL: Math; Critical Reading; Writing 

Bishop: 574; 564; 566 

Camden Catholic: N/A; N/A; N/A 

Doane Academy: 580; 550; 530 

Gloucester Catholic: 505; 504; 504 

Holy Cross: 523; 501; 506 

Moorestown Friends: 623 ; 608 ; 617 

Our Lady of Mercy Academy: 497; 515; 515 

Paul VI: 529; 520; 529 

St. Augustine: 591; 559; 557

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The Suburban Family Magazine 2015 High School Guide has more facts and figures for area schools,  to read click here