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BRADY SMALL COMMITS TO WEST POINT--Mount Ephraim resident Brady Small, a St. Augustine star football player has committed to the Black Nights for his college education,according to the Press of Atlantic City. 

Small, a rising senior defensive tackle at St. Augustine Prep, committed last Sunday to play for the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, for the 2022 season. Small, at 6-foot-2, 285 pounds, was recruited by the Black Knights to play on the defensive line. He said the coaches there, especially defensive line coach Eric McDaniel, we're impressed with Small’s motor and drive in games.

“My style of play is very fast and aggressive,” Small said. “I like getting hands-on. I like dominating the line of scrimmage and getting the offensive linemen on their heels.”

Small is the fourth St. Augustine rising senior to commit to an NCAA Division I program so far. The others are Dennis Jaquez to Northwestern and Bradley Pao and Gavin Kennedy to Bucknell. Lancetta said that Kenny Selby, Kanye Udoh, and a few others have either received offers or are expected to get looks at that level. Small posted the following Thank you on his Twitter page.

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THE MYSTERIOUS PERSON IN BLACK --Out for our walk the other day Peyton starts staring at an image (below) sitting on the steps of a Market Street home near Westminister Street.  We were on the opposite side of the street and at first, we couldn't make out what it was as it wasn't moving. A few steps further we discovered it was a human dressed in what we believe was a burqa. That type of garment covers the entire body from the top of the head to the ground, with only a mesh screen allowing the wearer to see in front of her. 


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 Wikipedia says those Muslim women who wear the niqab do so in places where they may encounter non-mahram (non-related) men.

The person was just sitting on the step not causing any harm so we decided to keep walking. Could be the man or woman was just taking a nap, or maybe they thought it was Halloween. Today in this crazy world we are living in anything is possible. 

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GLOUCESTER CITY ONE OF THE TOP Real Estate Markets in SJ--The city of Gloucester City is listed as one of the top 25 New Jersey towns in South Jersey. It has seen the most dramatic

increase in pricing and it has become one of the hardest places to find a house to purchase. An NJ Advance Media article states that the low inventory of homes available is one of the biggest factors fueling the residential real estate market across the state and beyond.

Gloucester City located on the banks of the Delaware River is just a 20-minute drive to Philadelphia  The median sales price there is up 75.8 percent, to $150,000 since the beginning of 2020.

Most towns seeing big percentage gains are relatively inexpensive housing markets. Four of the five towns that saw the most significant increases had median prices no higher than $133,000 at the beginning of 2020. Along with Gloucester City, that list included Millville, Trenton, and Woodbury. a website that specializes in selling homes in foreclosure has listed 871 homeowners in that predicament. In June the same website listed 800 Gloucester City homeowners in foreclosure.






Screen Shot 2021-08-08 at 16.46.58Crowds at Pier Village in Long Branch (Vince Glenn via Facebook  SEE ARTICLE  

DOWN THE SHORE JUVENILES RUNNING WILD...WHAT'S THAT FUNKY SMELL?—Shore police are having a tough time dealing with predatory groups of teenagers who have spent the summer smoking pot and drinking alcohol on South Jersey beaches from Cape May to Asbury Park.

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An NJ Advance Media article states police are powerless to do anything about it.  Officers claim changes to the law meant to enable legal cannabis consumption for adults have unintentionally legalized drinking and getting stoned for kids, too, and the cops can only look on in horror. 

No longer can officers search kids for booze or drugs, even if they smell of liquor or weed. What used to be instant grounds for arrest and a fine -- or at least, an expensive ticket -- now merits only a warning. 

According to statistics provided to NJ Advance Media few young people are actually arrested for drinking violations, and that number is dwarfed by marijuana arrests made even after New Jerseyans voted to legalize weed in November." SEE ARTICLE

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Just think we are all breathing this dirt into our lungs every day. It is no wonder so many of our residents have either COPD or lung cancer.~CNBNews (photos provided)


DIRT, GRIME, FILTH, AND SMUT came flying out of the trash truck the other day and landed all over Russ Cogills car that he just finished washing. Cogill lives in the 300 block of Bergen Street, Gloucester City. The irate resident said he contact Mayor Patrick Keating and complained about the incident. We don't know if the irate resident was given a free coupon to the Gloucester City car wash on Route 130 but if not that would be a nice gesture on the City's part. Cogill writes, "The photos are the direct result of our City's illustrious trash contractor. This is how I found my car today after they went by. I emailed them to the Mayor also", said the irate resident. 

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TRASH DUMPED AT PARKING LOT ON 7TH STREET NEAR POWELL---The sign says parking for Etherington Creran Funeral Home but some people obviously can't read. We took this photo last weekend.

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NO THROUGH TRUCKS GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-THE PSE&G UTILITY WORK on Market Street has resulted in some 18-wheelers being detoured into the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City. This truck was having a difficult time making the turn off of East Thompson onto Lane Avenue. A few weeks before an 18-wheeler tried to come down North Stinson Avenue. Does anyone know when that work will be finished? You would think PSE&G would notify the public about this project and at least send out periodic updates. This has to be ongoing for at least a year if not longer. 

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