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September 25, 2021

George A. Mottram, of Gloucester City, age 73; Double-Dated with Elvis, Teacher, Mobile Oil Employee, GCHS Alumnus

Gloucester City - On September 24, 2021. Age 73. Loving husband of 50 years to JoAnn (nee Zedalis), his cherished daughters: Jaime Guldin (Michael) and Jodi Palumbo. Loving grandfather to Kyla, Michael, David, and Paul, and great grandfather to Jaxon. He is preceded in death by his sisters Jan and Bobbie and his grandson Joey. A lifelong Gloucester City resident, George was a standout athlete at Gloucester Catholic known for his quickness. “White Lightening” went on to attend Christian University in Memphis TN, where he once went on a double date with Elvis Presley…much to the chagrin of JoAnn. George... Read more →

Garden State Esports and Evil Geniuses Partner to Create Career Education Network for Students

New partnership will enhance opportunities for Garden State Esports participants to learn about careers in the esports ecosystem. New Jersey: September 24, 2021 -- Garden State Esports (GSE), the nonprofit esports league run by teachers for all New Jersey schools, announces today a partnership with iconic professional esports organization, Evil Geniuses (EG). This partnership will take GSE’s career education program, a program that connects GSE’s scholar athletes and the higher education institutions and employers looking to recruit them, to the next level. Thousands of students from GSE’s 130+ member school districts will have the opportunity to receive educational and career... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Pelosi's "View" On Abortion

September 24, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Nancy Pelosi's latest defense of abortion: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who identifies as a Catholic, was asked at her weekly press briefing to reply to comments made by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that were critical of the Women's Health Protection Act, a radical pro-abortion bill. "You're a Catholic," the reporter said. "What's your reaction?" Here is what she said (she ended with a reference to Cordileone expressing her disagreement). "Yeah, I'm Catholic. I come from a pro-life family. Not active in that regard. Different in their view of a... Read more →

I-295 and Route 42 Exit closures for next week

Closures for restriping work rescheduled from earlier this week due to weather (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are reminding motorists of overnight closures of several exits on I-295 and Route 42 tonight and next week as the Direct Connect project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. These closures were originally scheduled for this week, but were postponed because of weather. Friday, September 24 NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the I-295 northbound Exit 27 ramp to I-76 westbound tonight, Friday, September 24 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 25 to... Read more →


Italian American Festival & Car Show Celebrate Italian-American Heritage! Join us on Saturday, October 2nd for a day rich in tradition featuring Italian food, kid's activities, entertainment, local wine tastings and a beer garden. A car show featuring Italian-made autos will also be featured and it's not too late to sign up to showcase your classic car! For more information and Car Registration, visit sonsofitalynj.org Food Truck & Fall Craft Fair Food, Games, Pumpkin Painting, Live Music & More! The Gloucester Township Campus of Camden County Technical Schools will be sponsoring a Food Truck and Craft Fair Fall Festival on... Read more →

Stabbing Homicide/Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP NJ-- On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers from the Franklin Township Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Fries Mill Road for a 9-1-1 call reporting a male had been stabbed. Upon arrival, the responding officers discovered the victim, Dwaynne Mickles, 42, of Franklinville, deceased and appearing to have sustained stab wounds. An autopsy conducted by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin ruled the cause of Mickles’ death as multiple stab wounds, and the manner of death as homicide. Through aggressive investigation, Detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Franklin... Read more →

Is It Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?

Norwescap’s Community Development program partners with the small business community to help benefit the public and downtown business district at the Phillipsburg Downtown Association (PDA) Fourth Annual Pork Roll Palooza. PHILLIPSBURG, NJ- September 23, 2021- It doesn’t matter what you call it, Pork Roll or Taylor Ham, this year you can decide for yourself at the Annual Pork Roll Palooza on Saturday, October 16th at Shappell Park in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, starting at 11 am. Be a part of this year’s festival and enjoy a fun and delicious afternoon, while supporting the small business community of the Phillipsburg area. The... Read more →

Let your most used furniture breathe a sigh of relief with customized chair covers 

Chairs are a very underrated household item. Chairs are in use every day, both indoors and outdoors. You often take them for granted. However, these tiny pieces of furniture can be quite expensive. Maintaining them can involve even more amount of money if they are antique and have been around for years. Removing accidental stains from the upholstery can be the stuff of nightmares. This is where the need for chair covers becomes prominent. Turn your imagination of unparalleled protection into reality To ensure your beautiful chairs remain protected, invest in a durable cover. Chair covers made from high-quality PVC... Read more →

Help Stomp Out Spotted Lanternfly

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula is an extremely invasive insect which feeds on hardwood trees, fruit trees, grapevines, and other agricultural crops. Camden County is one of eight counties that the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has placed under quarantine as part of an effort to contain the spread of the destructive pest. “The state is asking all individuals and businesses travelling in and out of a quarantined county to inspect vehicles and outdoor items such as packing bins, firewood, paving stones, and lawn equipment for egg masses that should be destroyed,” said Commissioner Carmen... Read more →

Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp Art Winners Announced

State Artist Claims 1st Prize in Trout Stamp Contest for Fourth Time The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests. A painting of a tundra swan by Broderick Crawford of Tiger, Ga., will grace the 2022/23 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp. In the 2022 Delaware Trout Stamp art contest, George Bradford of Georgetown, Del., took the top prize with his painting of a brown trout. Mr. Bradford also won second place in the Trout Stamp contest for his painting of a rainbow trout. The annual stamp art competition drew seven... Read more →

GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: Ferdinand McWilliams, of Gloucester City, Irish Immigrant, Civil War Veteran

(September 2, 1908)-Camden Post Telegram Company D, Fourth New Jersey Volunteers FERDINAND McWILLIAMS was born in Ireland. In 1870 at the time of the Census he gave his age as 41, this would translate into a birth date in 1828 or 1829. Other sources indicate his birth year as 1820 and 1830. He went to California by way of Cape Horn to seek his fortune in the California gold fields during the 1849 gold rush. He struck it rich and set out for home, only to be robbed, shot, and left for dead while crossing the Isthmus of Panama. He... Read more →