NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Linda S. Saun, of Oaklyn; Retired Somerdale Elementary School Teacher
Thomas J. Paul, on June 26, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia


R.E.A.L. Sports Continues to Support Individuals
Combating Addiction

R.E.A.L. Hosts Multiple Athletic Events Throughout the Year Including Golf, Yoga and More

Camden County Commissioner Al Dyer joined a group of individuals in addiction recovery for golf lessons at the Camden County Golf Academy. The Commissioner Board’s Addiction Awareness Task Force hosts Recovery Encouragement Athletic Leagues (R.E.A.L.) like this to support individuals combating addiction.

“R.E.A.L. Golf is about giving folks in recovery something healthy that they can focus their mind, body, and energy on,” Dyer said. “In addition to golf, we host R.E.A.L. yoga and other athletic leagues throughout the year. Our goal is to help make the recovery process a little bit smoother, and to help guide these individuals into a healthier, sustainable lifestyle.” The next R.E.A.L. Yoga Session is June 29th. Click Here to see all upcoming R.E.A.L. events.

Learn About the Grove Street Trail Connector on June 29th
Learn About the County Project and its Impact on the Community

Camden County is committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns, and costs. Camden County is holding a Virtual Public Information Center on Tuesday, June 29th to inform local residents, officials, and community with information on the Camden County Grove Street Trail Connector project. You are encouraged to participate by providing comments at the meeting, by mail, or e-mail. Click here to learn more.


Sunset Paddles with Camden County Parks and
Upstream Alliance

Join a Guided Paddle Tour on July 1st

A guided introduction to paddling on the Cooper River. In a small group setting participants will learn the basics of kayaking under the guidance of a certified instructor and the Camden County Environmental Educator. All equipment is provided by the Camden County Department of Parks. Classes will launch out of the Cooper River Yacht Club in Collingswood and will be 1.5-2 hours. Click here to learn more.


Cherry Hill Independence Day 5K
Strap on Your Running Shoes this Independence Day

Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and the Cherry Hill Township Council welcome residents and members of neighboring towns to join them for the inaugural Independence Day 5K on July 4th, 2021 at 8 AM. Click Here to register.

  • Race Day registration and Packet Pick-up will begin at 7:00 AM
  • Prizes to top three male and female age group finishers.
  • Enjoy Post-Race refreshments, Awards Ceremony, Giveaways, DJ & more.
  • T-shirts to the first 175 5k and Walk registrants. T-shirts are 100% cotton.

Watch the Independence Fireworks from the Deck of the Battleship New Jersey!
Spend Your 4th of July on the Waterfront

View the July 4th Freedom Festival fireworks from the Battleship NJ. Tickets are a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial. The Battleship will open her decks at 7 PM. The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30 PM. Music, food concessions and a cash bar for adults will be available. Guests can bring blankets to sit on the deck. No chairs, food or beverages can be brought in, Get tickets online, call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office before the show. Free Admission for Battleship Members. To get tickets and learn more, Click Here.