News for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

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August 2, 2022

More Heat Coming Could Bring Hottest Weather of the Year in the Northeast

Thursday’s heat spike is likely to be more extreme across areas farther to the north, including New England and upstate New York, when compared to locations farther to the south in the mid-Atlantic. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 2, 2022 – A brief surge of very hot air has its sights set on part of the northeastern United States this week. Temperatures in New York and New England are expected to peak near the 100-degree Fahrenheit mark, which will be the hottest weather of the year, AccuWeather meteorologists say. Even though the hot spell will not be a long-lasting... Read more →


Hitting The Road From Gloucester City

For Gloucester City residents, going on revitalizing summer vacation doesn't require flying to a tropical isle. With proximity to coastal locales, wilderness retreats, and dazzling cityscapes, locals can live their best holiday life by making it less about reaching a far-flung destination and more about taking to the road. A driving trip is the perfect summer way to escape urban life and experience all that the open road has to offer. You can relax on pristine sandy beaches, trek through vibrant forests and hinterlands, and indulge in culture, participate in exciting and new activities, and enjoy culinary treats along the... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

From “Title Town” to “Entitlement Town”! 

CNBNews graphic files From “Title Town” to “Entitlement Town”!Do you remember when Gloucester was known as “Title Town” because of the successful sports teams in both GHS and GCHS?Back then, we were a proud, hardworking, blue-collar town.Today we are known as “The Entitlement Town”!What has happened to our city? Cheap real estate has been purchased in sections of Gloucester City by out-of-town investment groups who in turn rent to tenants that receive government entitlements.The government pays 80% of their rentals.These tenants have very little interest in our community.In recent years, several businesses have closed and were converted into low-income housing... Read more →


Gloucester City GOP Release Statement Regarding Democrat Control City Violating New Jersey Sick Leave Law

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 2, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The NJ Office of the State Comptroller released a report two weeks ago regarding some municipalities' illegal use of sick leave. The Comptroller’s report stated that 95% of the 60 towns it surveyed were not following laws limiting sick leave payments. According to NJ1015.com the Comptroller said these communities were wasting taxpayer funds which add to higher property tax bills. Gloucester City is one of the communities who violated the state law, according to the Comptroller's report. Today, the Gloucester City Republican Committee and the Republican City Council Candidates released the following prepared statement about... Read more →


*DOWN THE SHORE: Playero Latin Food & Music Festival

The Wildwoods Host Annual Festival Friday, August 12 – Saturday, August 13 The Wildwoods, NJ – August 2, 2022 – The Puerto Rican Action Committee (PRAC) of Southern New Jersey is excited to announce that the 2022 Festival Playero Latin Food and Music Festival is scheduled for Friday, August 12 through Saturday, August 13 in Wildwood, NJ. This year’s event will feature Jerry Rivera, India, Grupo Mania, and Judy Torres. The event also features up-and-coming talent from the local region, authentic Latin food, plus a cash bar with wine and beer for sale. The festival is rain or shine. “We... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

Cumberland Street Residents Upset with New York Landlord and Abandon Cars on City Owned Lot

CHAPTER 21 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet CNBNews photo-Residents living in the 200 unit block of Cumberland Street say they have complained to police and to the housing office about this pile of rubbish for weeks. The property is owned by a person living in New York City. One resident said she has seen rats roaming through the debris. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 1, 2022)--Peyton and Me were walking along King Street today when a man stopped us to chat. We will call him Oscar as he didn't want to use his real name. "I live nearby in the... Read more →


Walter Rand Center and Other Transportation Terminals in NJ to Receive Millions for UpGrades

By Alan Wooten | The Center Square Walter Rand Transportation Center, Camden City NJ (stock photo) (The Center Square) – Directors for the board of the New Jersey transit system are pushing $2.64 billion into the coming year’s capital investments, and $10.1 million into additional operational staffing. The capital funding is an increase of $1.045 billion over last year. It is created by $814 million from the New Jersey Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund; $191 million, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; and $40 million, State Fiscal Recovery Fund. The base plan for capital investments gets $760 million from the state... Read more →


Pet Tips: Summertime Heat is Overwhelming for Animals

Lacey and Erica Cleary, hanging out on summer day (both deceased) With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees in states around the country, many owners are taking precautions to keep their pets cool – like scheduling dog walks in the early morning and checking pavement temperatures before heading out. To help dogs beat the heat this summer, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital is offering tips for avoiding and recognizing heat stroke in dogs. “There are ways pet owners can prevent overheating from progressing to heatstroke, but they must know the signs, and act quickly,” said Dr. Kevin Kelley, Emergency Service... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served: Army 1st Lt. Amber English

Army 1st Lt. Amber English is an American sport shooter who competed in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, setting a new Olympic record of hitting 56 of 60 targets and becoming the second woman in American history to ever win an Olympic skeet shooting gold medal. She contended for a spot on both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Teams but did not qualify for either. This motivated her to join the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia, in February 2017. In 2018, she was part of a U.S. sweep at the World Championships, where she earned a... Read more →


Weathering A Storm Or Power Outage Safely

A tree blew over at Martins' Lake (Gloucester City, NJ) recently. Does anyone know an approximate date for when it fell? Was it during a windstorm? (CNBNews photo) (NAPSI)­­—Having the right outdoor power equipment on hand year-round is important—in more ways than many people realize. That’s according to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which advises home and business owners to grow familiar with safe operating procedures and think ahead before foul weather or a power outage disrupts life. “It’s important to be prepared year-round given any season can be storm season. We see more people investing in portable and... Read more →


Dave Wilson; Owner of Westmont Men's Store, Member of Tavistock CC and Haddonfield UMC

Peacefully on July 30, 2022, of Cherry Hill, NJ; formerly of Haddonfield and Haddon Heights, NJ. Age 72 years. Beloved husband of 50 years to Martha A. Wilson (Wiseman). Dear father of Kimberly (Brad) Spence, Kristy (Kevin) Griffin, and Lindsey (John) Plower. Loving grandfather of Cole, Paige, Cormac, Sadie, Ty, Dylan, Jack, Sean, and Wes. Son of the late David and Margaret Wilson. Loving brother of Doug (Judy) Wilson and uncle to Laura (Jake) Colony, Blair (Rachael) Wilson, John (Kim) Moore, Rich (Gena) Moore, Jennifer (Jeff) Orvin, Lori (Gabe) Priebe, Lacy Wiseman, and McCall (Owen) Akabua. Dave was a 1967... Read more →