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UPDATE ON STABBING IN GLOUCESTER CITY-The first degree murder charged filed against Joel Martinez, 18, of Camden, who was arrested in Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 12.34.13connection with the stabbing that killed Alexander Medina on January 17, 2019 have been reduced, according to the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Further investigation determined it was a crime of passion. As such the charge was reduced to aggravated manslaughter.

On January 17 Gloucester City Police responded to the 700 block of Bertwood Avenue in Gloucester City just before 8:00 p.m. to reports of a man who was injured. When they arrived, they found Alexander Medina stabbed and laying on the ground. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he died a short time later. All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Johnny Gaudreau, who plays for the Calgary Flames was pleasantly surprised to see his Dad, Guy behind the Pacific Division bench as an assistant alongside coach Bill Peters during the opening game of the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at the SAP Center. According to  the Calgary Flames forward was thrilled to see his dad who had a cardiac event in late March that had family and friends wondering if he would survive. "He definitely had a blast today (January 27, 2019)and it was great to see him out there because of everything he's done for me."  The Gaudreau family is from Carney’s Point, NJ. Johnny Gaudreau attended Gloucester Catholic High School where he was a star hockey player and Guy was the Rams hockey coach.  

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Guy and Johnny Gaudreau (courtesy of

The Mount Ephraim Police Department have filed charges on January 25, 2019 against the owner of the Mount Ephraim Convenience Store, on Kings Highway for allegedly selling tobacco and or electronic smoking device products to persons under 21 years of age. Charged was Mohammed Nasair Alam. He was released on summonses pending an upcoming Municipal Court date.


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Above photo taken January 12, 2019 (CNBNews photos)

BROKEN FIRE HYDRANT REPAIRED—Employees of the Gloucester City Water Department replaced the broken fire hydrant in front of the Gloucester Plumbing Supply, 520 South Broadway, yesterday, January 29. The fire hydrant was hit and broken by a drunk driver 20 days ago shutting down a section of Broadway because of the flooding that resulted for approximately 18 hours. The suspect, who fled the scene was arrested some time later by Brooklawn Police. See CNBNews article Drunk Driver hits Fire Hydrant

Screen Shot 2019-01-30 at 15.32.39New hydrant was installed January 29, 2019 (photo credit CNBNews)


ET CETERA: GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC'S Cross Country Coach Jack Heath (GCHS alumnus "77) will be releasing a second running book in the near future. His previously published book, Browning Ross: The Father of American Distance Running, was listed Screen Shot 2019-01-30 at 15.1.39by Runners's World Magazine as one top running books of 2017, and one of the top 20 all time books for runners.

Among its others honors, it was named one of the three Best Running Biographies and one of the 10 books every runner should read by other running publications. The book is available on Amazon and B&N. com (source: The Ramblings)


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