GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net photo)--The Gloucester Train Station is slowly rotting away. This recent photo was taken at the front of the building. Windows are all broken and boarded up. There is trash laying about, along with empty whiskey bottles, empty glassine bags, empty NARCAN nasal spray containers, and a sleeping bag and cushion.
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JEER-The historical Gloucester Train Station, located at Monmouth Street and the Railroad has been sitting empty now for at least five years. Because it is being neglected the building is deteriorating. Over the years so many century old properties in Gloucester City have had similar fates. The condition of those buildings became so bad the only recourse was to tear them down. We are hoping that our City Fathers will save the train station and deed it to the Historical Society. The Society has outgrown the present building they are using. This property would be perfect for a museum.
CHEER —Former Gloucester City resident Bernadette McGlade, (photo) commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference received a contract extension through the 2023-24 academic year, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. This is the third A-10 extension for McGlade, hired as the league’s commissioner in 2008. McGlade is the longest tenured female commissioner in the 32 Division I conferences. The A-10 includes VCU, the University of Richmond and George Mason.
McGlade is an alumnus of Gloucester Catholic High School, (Gloucester City, NJ). She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of North Carolina.
JEER-Pet owners who leave their animal tied up in the yard in this sweltering heat without water or shelter should be reported to your local police department or the SPCA.
CHEER - Carneys Point native Mike Shawaryn made his MLB debut for the Boston Red Socks in June according to NJ.com . Shawaryn came out of the bullpen to start the eighth inning. He ended up throwing two innings, giving up one hit and one run while striking out four in the 5-1 Red Sox loss. The lone hit was a ninth-inning home run to Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier. Shawaryn threw 35 pitches, 21 of which were strikes. Shawaryn attended Gloucester Catholic HS in Gloucester City, N.J. and helped lead the Rams to four straight NJSIAA Non-Public A state titles. As a senior, he went 8-2 with a 0.63 ERA and threw three no-hitters, making him a first-team selection for the 2013 Louisville Slugger High School All-America team.
JEER-The Washington DC political elite is out of control. Instead of doing the people's business they waste their time on campaigning, investigations and impeachment hearings. It seems whenever the Party in
power has control of the House they forget us and instead focus on getting even with their opponents. It is disgusting to watch these grown men and women acting like little kids fighting in the school yard. The only way this will end is by limiting the terms of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Until that happens we can expect this sad state of affairs to continue. We may also be witnessing the end of our country as we know it. You have to get involved. Author Edward Everett Hale said it best, "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." (see video above)
CHEER- 19-year-old Amir King Jr., of Camden City was selected as the first recipient of a full scholarship from the newly established MHS Lift Scholarship Fund.
Amir is a Camden Academy Charter High School graduate. Brothers Andy and Brett Levin, owners of MHS Lift in Pennsauken, NJ, have pledged over $200,000 to establish the MHS Lift Scholarship at Rowan University. In partnership with the University, the scholarship will provide full academic support, complete with books, room and board, for undergraduate students at Rowan who are also active members of the BGCCC.
Members of the Camden County Freeholder Board are responsible for maintaining the cow path, also known as Broadway. But they have allowed this condition too exist for decades. A few years ago the Freeholders, using taxpayers money, spent $4 million on repairing the bridge; but the Freeholder Board never fixed the flooding from Little Timber Creek in this section of South Broadway. (photo credit CNBNewsnet)
JEER-The ruts and potholes on New Broadway in Brooklawn and South Broadway in Gloucester City have gotten worst since we first reported on the condition several years ago. Riding on that stretch of highway between the two communities is like being on a roller coaster at the shore. The road is supposed to be maintained by Camden County. One has to wonder if our local leaders have ever complained to the Freeholders about this ongoing problem?
CHEER—Gloucester City High School guidance counselor, George Bakey, (photo) was honored as the recipient of the General Colin Powell Community Service Award which is named after General Colin Powell, U.S. Army (Ret.). The public service award is presented to high school counselors in recognition of providing guidance, counseling and mentoring for students as they assess their accomplishments, talents, and interests as they move forward in their lives. The award is provided to one guidance counselor in each local organization and represents all counselors within the school’s program whose service, compassion, and commitment serve as an example for all of us.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2019. You are about to enter the real world. Whether you go to college or a trade school do your best. Don't be afraid of failure. Life is full of ups and downs. Many successful people had multiple disappointments before they made it to the top of their profession. A wise man once said, 'Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’
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published Gloucestercitynews.net EST 2006