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July 11, 2021

Mayor Gwen Faison Dies

Chairman Jim Beach and Vice Chairwoman Barb Holcomb released the following statement regarding the passing of Mayor Gwen Faison We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gwen Faison. As the first woman to become Mayor of Camden City, Gwen was an undeniable force and trailblazer who left her mark on the city she loved. During her time on City Council, as Mayor, and Freeholder, Gwen was a pillar in the community in times of uncertainty. The work by Gwen has truly paved the way for the progress being made today for the residents of Camden. She will be sorely... Read more →


Madelyn Dorris, of Palm Harbor, Fl., formerly of Gloucester City; 25 Year Camden County Employee

Madelyn Dorris (nee Stiles) PALM HARBOR, FL.--A Celebration of Life will be held in the Fall in New Jersey for Madelyn Dorris (nee Stiles), who passed away peacefully July 8, 2021, in Palm Harbor, Florida. Madelyn was a long time Gloucester City resident before moving to Palm Harbor, Florida after retiring from Camden County in 1994. Madelyn worked for the County of Camden for over 25 years. Her last position with the county was Executive Assistant to the Director of the Board of Commissioners. At the time of Madelyn’s retirement, the Director was Jeff Nash. Madelyn was honored to have... Read more →


Essex Street Residents Say Multiple Shots Fired at Victim; Authorities Slow to Release Information

Updated The shooting in Gloucester City happened on the 300-unit block of Essex Street inside the circle across from the auto dealer which is located on the right in the photo (see arrow). The time of the shooting was approximately 8:30 PM. According to several people who live in the same area they heard multiple shots being fired. (gloucestercitynews.net photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 11, 2021)--The suspect involved in the shooting in Gloucester City Saturday night on the 300 unit block of Essex Street hasn't been arrested, according to the Camden County Prosecutors Office... Read more →


Investigation Continues into Fatal Pedestrian Traffic Accident Involving Camden County Cop; Videos Released

TRENTON, NJ (JULY 8, 2021)--The Attorney General’s Office today released body-worn camera and security camera footage related to the death of Zandra Baez, 66, of Camden, N.J. Ms. Baez died on June 9 after being struck by a police vehicle driven by Camden County Metro Police Officer Kevin Randolph Gilbert Jr. videos released of a pedestrian traffic accident in Camden City involving police officer The fatal incident remains under investigation by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA). The recordings are being released in response to an OPRA request and pursuant to policies established by the Attorney General in... Read more →


DEVELOPING STORY: SHOOTING IN GLOUCESTER CITY, VICTIM IN STABLE CONDITION

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 11, 2021)--There was a shooting Saturday night on the 300 unit block of Essex Street, near Burlington Street. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic According to Brian Morrell, Gloucester City Police Chief/City Administrator, "The last update is the victim is in stable condition. A suspect has been identified. All other information will be released by the Camden County Prosecutors Office." We have reached out to the CCPO for the particulars of what happened and are waiting for a reply. CNBNews received several inquires about the incident around 10 PM Saturday night. According to the... Read more →


GlobalData: No Spectators at Tokyo Olympics will represent $800m Hole in OCOG Budget

All venues in the Japanese capital will have no fans during the Olympic Games photo courtesy of Arne Müseler / arne-mueseler. Following the recent announcement that Tokyo has banned all spectators from attending the Olympic Games, due to Japan declaring a state of emergency in the capital amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases; Liam Fox, Sport Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “Not only has the decision to ban all spectators from attending the Olympics left a sizable hole in the budget of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Commmittee of the Olympic Games (OCOG), it... Read more →


Business News: JLL Capital Markets Closes $114.25 million Sale of Philadelphia Shopping Center

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2021 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the $114.25 million sale of and secured $80.5 million in acquisition financing for a five-property grocery-anchored retail portfolio throughout the greater Philadelphia metro area. JLL marketed the portfolio on behalf of the seller, Brandolini Companies. Paramount Realty, in partnership with Medipower Group, purchased the assets. Additionally, working on behalf of the new owner, JLL placed five separate fixed-rate loans with three banks. “We are excited to increase our footprint within the Philadelphia MSA and we look forward to adding value through capital improvements and procuring a... Read more →


Francis J. (Frank) Konicki, Jr., of Ocean City, formerly of Gloucester City; Vietnam War Army Vet, GHS Alum '62

Ocean City - Francis J. Konicki, Jr. (Frank) of Ocean City, NJ and Smyrna, GA died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Burke) Konicki, the loving father of Francis Konicki, III (Jeanette), Christopher Konicki (Amy) and grandfather to Jake and Alaina Konicki. Frank was born in Camden, NJ on July 28, 1944 to Francis Konicki, Sr. and Cecilia (Wojciehowski) Konicki. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war and served in the Army. He worked as a Senior Project Manager for Bovis Lend Lease Corp. for over 30 years.... Read more →


Nasir Aaron, age 21, of Swedesboro Charged with Camden City Murder

Camden, N.J. – A Camden man has been charged in connection with a July 2, 2021, homicide in Camden City, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Metro Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Nasir Aaron, age 21, of Swedesboro, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder in the homicide of Darrell Lopez, 31, of Camden. Aaron was arrested on July 7, 2021, shortly after 9:30 a.m. by the US Marshals NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force in Paulsboro. On Friday, July 2, 2021, police responded to a multiple round shot spotter activation in the area of... Read more →


The Camden Post Telegraph Reports on 1905 Gloucester City Bd of Ed Meeting

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ(CNBNews)(July 11, 2021)—The Community of Gloucester City will celebrate its 400th Anniversary in 2023. CNBNews has found a number of old newspaper clippings that we plan on sharing with our readers leading up to that event. This article is about a Gloucester City Board of Education meeting and other topics that was published in the Camden Post Telegraph in 1905. The clipping appeared in the Read more →