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September 8, 2021

Former Mayor Bevan Says The City's Form of Government is Outdated, Needs Changing

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 8, 2021)--Former Gloucester City Mayor Bob Bevan, who represents a group of Independent Concerned Citizens, was asked what made him get back into the local political arena? Bevan, in a prepared statement, said he was fed up with the city's high property taxes and he was concerned with the quality of life images he has been seeing and reading about in the Peyton and Me Meandering columns that appear on CNBNews. The former mayor is backing Concerned Citizens candidate Sarah O'Brien who is running, under the banner, Gloucester City First, for the one year unexpired term... Read more →

All Soul'D Out Coming to Thomas Murphy's Pub, 157 S. Burlington St., Gloucester City

Featured Artist Open Mic Series. All Soul'd Out.... Where Soul Food Meets Food for your soul Location : Thomas Murphy's Pub, 157 South Burlington Street, Gloucester City, NJ Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Hosted by RonSyncere and Ray La' Mar, Live Music by The Sideby Sol Band, Full bar and Soulfood available on location Date and time Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 8:00 PM – Sat, Sep 25, 2021, 12:00 AM EDT Read more →

Former President Trump Endorses Parnell for Pennsylvania Senate Seat

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Former President Donald Trump endorsed Sean Parnell on Wednesday in a crowded U.S. Senate race that could be pivotal in determining the chamber's balance of power come 2023. Parnell, an Army veteran and former congressional candidate, is one of at least six Republicans vying to replace retiring Sen. Pat Toomey in the 2022 election. A handful of Democrats, too, hope to clinch the seat and strengthen the party’s razor-thin majority in the Senate. One of those candidates, Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., narrowly held off a challenge in his western... Read more →

Republican Lawmakers and Student Parents File Lawsuit against Pennsylvania School Mask Mandate

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Less than a week after the Department of Health ordered universal masking in Pennsylvania schools, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration faces its first legal challenge on what many critics consider a shameful last-minute policy reversal. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte, leads a group of parents and Republican lawmakers from the Legislature on a lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court on Friday that deems the order illegal, the The Associated Press first reported. Gloucestercitynews.net files The challenge seeks an injunction on acting Health Secretary Alison Beam’s order, which went into... Read more →

Michael T. Hopkins of Gloucester City, age 52

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 11 at St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City for Michael T. Hopkins of Gloucester City, New Jersey, who passed away at the age of 52, on September 1, 2021. He is survived by his wife Victoria; his children, Faith and Erin; and his grandson George. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11th 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Mary's Church (426 Monmouth St, Gloucester City, NJ 08030) followed by the funeral mass at 12:00 PM at the same location. Memorial donations in his memory can... Read more →

Deceased Male Is A Brick Township Resident, Authorities Say; His Body Found Behind Mount Holly Store

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler announced that the man found dead behind a Mount Holly convenience store yesterday has been identified as a resident of Brick Township, Ocean County. The body of Sean Reynolds, 31, was found by a juvenile at approximately 12:30 p.m. behind Millerie’s Market & Deli at the corner of Rancocas Road and King Street. The investigation is continuing into the circumstances surrounding the death. An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood to determine the cause and manner of death. Anyone with... Read more →

Driver-Assistance Features Explained

Active safety features keep you safe on the road When the new Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup truck was launched in the USA this year, it succeeded a predecessor that was very outdated in terms of safety and driver-assistance features. So, it is disappointing that the new model comes with so few driver-assistance features as standard, namely forward-collision warning with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, a trailer-sway-control system, and a driver-alertness system. The other locally available Nissan pickup truck, the Titan, is far better equipped, adding blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert even on the base model. Even the... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Investigating Alleged Incident In The Valleybrook Development

The Gloucester Township Police Department is aware of reports of an alleged sexual assault that allegedly occurred in the Valleybrook Development, as reported on a social media group page on September 2, 2021. Our records indicate that no one reported a sexual assault to the Gloucester Township Police Department during this time period. We investigated the report on the social media post, and found that NO SEXUAL ASSAULT WAS REPORTED. The incident may be related to the reports of a suspicious / emotionally disturbed person who the Gloucester Township Police responded to on September 1, 2021, in the area of... Read more →

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib’s New Immersive Installation

...Transforms Rowan University Art Gallery Into a Microcosmic Forest Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, Field Companion (Still detail image), 2021 Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib’s New Immersive Installation, Field Companion, Transforms Rowan University Art Gallery Into a Microcosmic Forest Exhibition Dates: September 7 to October 30, 2021 Opening Program, Thursday, September 16, 5 pm to 7 pm “Rowan University Art Gallery looks toward reopening this fall with a full schedule of programming that considers the challenges of the past 18 months that have contributed to unsettling and unprecedented times. As we are still working through those challenges it's increasingly important... Read more →

Amy "Ster" O'Donnell (nee Allen), on September 4, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 47

Amy "Ster" O'Donnell (nee Allen), on September 4, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 47. Beloved wife of Daniel O'Donnell. Devoted Mother to Dean, Drew, and Darcy. Loving daughter of MaryLou and Joe Shearer. Dear sister of MaryLew (Patrick) Barrett, Chance Kunze, and Edward (Kasey) Allen. Caring aunt of Loretta Allen. Amy loved reading , video games and playing with her kids. She loved shopping with her best friend, "Mr. B". Amy's greatest joy was being a loving, caring, and devoted mother to her three children. Amy's true nature was to protect and take care of the people she loved. There will... Read more →


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) will once again partner with the Philadelphia Phillies to host a night of family fun at Citizens Bank Park. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to CCA. Friday, September 10, 2021 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Citizens Bank Park 1 Citizens Bank Way Philadelphia, PA 19148 CCA is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s single most important fundraiser benefiting hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese. Programs receiving funding from CCA include housing for the homeless,... Read more →

Work on temporary Browning Road Bridge, Bellmawr Continues, Schedule Listed for Next 2 Weeks

Daytime and overnight closures necessary to complete temporary bridge (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today are reminding motorists of daytime and overnight lane closures on I-295 and Route 42 this week and next to continue work on the temporary Browning Road Bridge as part of the Direct Connect project in Bellmawr, Camden County. The overnight closures scheduled for next week may change depending on the progress made each night. NJDOT will provide updates if the lane closure schedule changes. Wednesday, September 8 to Thursday, September 9 Daytime Closures From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, September... Read more →