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August 5, 2021

Bernice K. Nolan, age 75, of Gloucester City

On Friday, July 30, 2021, died peacefully at the age of 75. Bernice was born in Woodbury, NJ. She was raised in Gloucester City, NJ where she resided for 28 years. Bernice was predeceased by her devoted parents, John F. Nolan and Kathryn M. Nolan (nee Bennett). For the next 22 years, Bernice lived at St. Elizabeth Group Home in Yardley, NJ. The home was managed by German Sisters. St. Elizabeth’s was a unique place. The ladies that lived at St. Elizabeth’s were able to attend Mass daily in the beautiful Chapel on the first floor. The dining room tables... Read more →


Anna T. Dickson, of Gloucester City, age 85

On July 29, 2021, Anna T. Dickson of Gloucester City, Age 85. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter, Jr. and Margaret (Herrman) Ashe. Anna is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, John D. Dickson; children, Kathy Brandt, Peggy (Randy) Chiodi, John Jr. (Alice), Denise Robison and the late Barbara Ann (surviving Bruce) and the late David. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Loving sister of James Ashe (Patty) and the late Walter Ashe III (surviving Sally). Anna was a graduate of GHS and retired from Edmund Optics.... Read more →


The Iconic Ben Franklin Bridge Turns 95

INSIDE DRPA & PATCO: The iconic Ben Franklin Bridge officially opened to traffic on July 1, 1926. As the bridge celebrates its 95th anniversary of connecting the region, here are some interesting facts about its history. The Ben Franklin Bridge was originally named the “The Delaware River Bridge.” The name was changed to the Ben Franklin Bridge on January 17, 1956 -- the 250th birthday of Ben Franklin, when it was renamed in honor of Philadelphia’s favorite Founding Father. The other reason for renaming it was to distinguish it from the second Delaware River bridge, which would open the following... Read more →


Page 12: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: $19 MILLION TO IMPROVE PARKS IN CAMDEN CITY

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (AUGUST 5, 2021)CAMDEN County Commissioners Jeff Nash and Al Dyer joined Camden Mayor Vic Carstarphen and officials from the Camden Community Partnership to break ground on the Whitman Park Improvement Project. MR. TAXPAYER WE NEED YOUR MONEY FOR CAMDEN CITY Gloucestercitynews.net graphic Whitman Park is a Camden city-owned 6.5-acre community space that has provided youth, families, and residents opportunities for various recreational uses. The upcoming renovations, including a 3.5-acre addition to the park, and have begun on Tuesday, August 3. The upgrades are part of a continuing $19 million commitment by Camden County to improve 10 parks... Read more →


Drug Dealer Who Sold Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Found Guilty of Killing Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a jury found a Pemberton Township drug dealer guilty today of causing the death of a customer to whom he sold fentanyl-laced heroin in 2017. After deliberating for approximately 10 hours over three days, the jury convicted Bryant Taylor, 42, on all eight counts of the indictment, including Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree) and... Read more →


Do you know someone thinking about suicide? Five Action Steps For Communicating

En Español The five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal are supported by evidence in the field of suicide prevention. Ask How – Asking the question “Are you thinking about suicide?” communicates that you’re open to speaking about suicide in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Asking in this direct, unbiased manner, can open the door for effective dialogue about their emotional pain and can allow everyone involved to see what next steps need to be taken. Other questions you can ask include, “How do you hurt?” and “How can I help?” Do not ever promise to... Read more →


Camden County Concert Series and Events

Sunset Jazz Series - Lisa Fischer Jazz Up Your Evening at the Sunset Jazz Series The Camden County Board of Commissioners welcomes you to the Sunset Jazz Series on Monday, August 9th at Wiggins Waterfront with Lisa Fischer. The concert is free to attend and starts at 7 PM. Lisa Fischer is an American vocalist and songwriter. She found success with her 1991 debut album "So Intense," which produced the Grammy Award–winning hit single "How Can I Ease the Pain" Read More. Katie Pruitt Plus Special Guest Andrea Nardello Join Us for the Next Concert at Haddon Heights Dell on... Read more →


Gloucester Township Have 13 New Officers to Protect Them

13 New Officers, 3 Promotions to Sgt, 2 Police Chaplains, 4 Special Award Recipients 8-9-2021 On Monday, August 9th 2021 at 6 PM, Chief David Harkins will present 13 Officers to Mayor David Mayer and Council to be ceremoniously sworn in as Police Officers, as well as 3 Officers for Promotion to the rank of Sergeant; 2 New Police Chaplain and 4 Special Award Recipients for Supervisor of the Year; Officer of the Year; Dispatcher of the Year and Special Officer of the Year. These honors had to be placed on hold since January 2020 due to past COVID-19 restrictions.... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL: Good Vibrations - WonderWorks Syracuse Opens New Exhibit on Earthquakes 

SYRACUSE, New York – (August 5, 2021) – WonderWorks Syracuse has many exhibits that teach guests about science in a fun and interesting way. The attraction is adding a new science exhibit about earthquakes, called Good Vibrations, opening on August 6, 2021. The educational exhibit will take a closer look at the Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, Tennessee and explore how they document seismic activity around the world. Because many local educators requested an exhibit on this topic, WonderWorks gave them the honor of naming it. “We love that teachers are the inspiration behind this new exhibit,” explains Jon Cascella, general... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: White Tail Deer and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

The Division is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any suspected cases. Symptoms include: difficulty standing, drooling, lethargy, respiratory distress, foam from the mouth or nose, and swelling of the face, tongue, and neck. Sick or dead deer are often seen in or near water. Reports can be made as follows: Division Deer Biologist: 609-259-6965 Division Veterinarian: 908-735-6398 or nicole.lewis@dep.nj.gov More Information Deer In New Jersey Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: A Look Back at The Wildwoods By The Sea 1950 and 1960/VIDEO

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)-WILDWOOD, NJ--A 1960 documentary (see below) about the Wildwoods will bring back fond memories from those of us who grew up vacationing in this resort during the '50s and '60s. Although this was 60 years ago it seems like yesterday for some of us. Remember the smell of the sea when you got off the parkway and drove the last few miles into Wildwood along the Rio Grande Blvd. hoping you didn't get stuck in traffic when the bridge opened for a fishing boat. All the nightclubs with live bands such as the Riptide... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Seeking An Executive Director of Development

To Our Gloucester Catholic Supporters: I am writing to let you know that Joe Calabro has accepted a senior leadership position at the March of Dimes as Director of Philanthropy in the Philadelphia Region and surrounding counties. Joe’s last day with us was July 30. This is a very exciting career opportunity for Joe, and, on behalf of the Gloucester Catholic Family, I extend our best wishes and gratitude to Joe for the tremendous accomplishments under his leadership. Since Joe joined Gloucester Catholic six years ago as our first full-time Executive Director of Development, he has professionalized the school’s fundraising... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Dies from Injuries Sustained in Vehicle Crash

Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Austin Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 2021 AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 1, 2021)--Police Officer Andy Traylor succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash three days earlier while responding to an emergency call for service at about 2:10 am. He was traveling on FM 969 when a tractor-trailer attempted to make a U-turn in front of him at Decker Lane. Officer Traylor was unable to avoid a collision and his patrol car became pinned beneath the trailer. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital. He remained... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Nevada State Trooper Micah May Struck by Vehicle Driven by Fleeing Suspect

Trooper Micah May Nevada Department of Public Safety - Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada End of Watch Thursday, July 29, 2021 Trooper Micah May succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a fleeing vehicle on I-15 while deploying spike strips. Officers with the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation and other troopers had chased the stolen vehicle for approximately 20 miles. Trooper May was deploying spike strips on I-15, in the area of West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, when he was struck by the vehicle and went through the windshield. The subject was then shot... Read more →


Four Knauss Fellows from Rutgers Named 2022 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

The four Knauss fellows from Rutgers, clockwise from top left: Schuyler Nardelli, Janine Barr, Liza Wright-Fairbanks and Ashlyn Spector. Four Rutgers graduate students – the most of any institution of higher education in the United States – are among 74 finalists selected for the 2022 class of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. Named after oceanographer and meteorologist John A. Knauss, one of the founders of the Sea Grant and former NOAA administrator, the one-year paid fellowship has provided almost 1,500 students interested in how national policy decisions affect ocean,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Marquis Moorer Shot and KIlled from Ambush

Police Officer Marquis Moorer Selma Police Department, Alabama End of Watch Tuesday, July 27, 2021 SELMA, ALABAMA (July 27, 2021)--Police Officer Marquis Moorer was shot and killed from ambush while stopping at his apartment for his meal break at about 4:00 am. He was approached by a subject who then opened fire on him outside of the building in the Selma Square Apartments. Officer Moorer suffered fatal gunshot wounds and his significant other was also wounded. The subject fled the scene but was arrested the following day by members of the Alabama State Department of Investigation and the United States... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: RYAN BIALKE Shot and Killed Responding to Suicidal Call

RYAN BIALKE RED LAKE NATION, MINNESOTA --(July 27, 2021)Police Officer Ryan Bialke was shot and killed while responding to reports of a suicidal subject at home on Highway 1 one mile west of Redby. The subject opened fire and shot Officer Bialke as he arrived at the home. Officer Bialke was transported to the Indian Health Service Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The man then fled into the woods after shooting Officer Bialke but was apprehended a short time later. Officer Bialke had served with the Red Lake Nation Police Department for six years. He is survived by... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: GOVERNOR CUOMO YOUR TIME IS UP!

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League “Mario Cuomo showed me the benefits of being an irritable, thin-skinned and dismissive person. He showed me that arrogance ultimately works.” That is what Mario’s son, Andrew, said about him in 2002. Ironically, the arrogance that he acquired from his father was ultimately his demise. The Cuomos will do anything to win and stay in power. When Mario ran for mayor of New York City in 1977 against Ed Koch, posters appeared all over Queens, saying, “Vote for Cuomo, not the homo.” Cuomo’s gay bashing didn’t end there. He accused Koch of endorsing the... Read more →