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October 4, 2022

Here Comes a Blast of Winter-like Cold Weather

As a strong cold front moves through, the jet stream will quickly sink out of Canada and well south of the region, allowing polar air to spill southward and eastward," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Mike LeSeney explained. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – October 4, 2022 – AccuWeather forecasters expect the coldest air of the season to arrive this week in the Midwest and Northeast, and a little snow could even come with it. The taste of winterlike cold will occur following a brief, and perhaps welcome, warmup across parts of the East. Temperatures in recent days have been on the chilly side, especially in the Northeast, which was still dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Ian at the start of the week in some areas. New York City has barely made it above 60 F to start the month when average high temperatures in early October there are near 70 degrees.... Read more →

Florence Underwood, age 100, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – Age 100. On October 1, 2022. In the loving and devoted care of her children in her residence. (nee Rodgers) Loving wife of 35 years to the late Francis J. Underwood. Devoted mother of Joseph Underwood, William (Ella) Underwood, Rose Underwood, Catherine Underwood, Frances Underwood and Claire Corliss. Predeceased by her children: Susan Underwood, Nancy Underwood and Paul Underwood. Cherished grandmother of Laura “J” John, Chelsea Amy. Beloved sister of Theresa A. (late Charles) Boyle. Predeceased by her siblings: Thomas (Mary) Rodgers, Margaret (William) Alton, Rose (William) Hamacher, Regina “Jean” (Thomas) McParland, David (Margaret) Rodgers, Jr., Veronica “Ronnie” (Joe) Neunheuser, Gerard “Jerry” (Dorothy) Rodgers, James (Teresa) Rodgers and Ann (Christopher) Underwood. Devoted great-grandmother of Ian and Colin John. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins. Florence was born in Philadelphia, PA and was a longtime resident of Gloucester City. She was a devoted and... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA POLICE CRIME REPORT: Quintuple Shooting/Homicide—Roxborough High School

PHILADELPHIA, PA (OCTOBER 4, 2022(CNBNewsnet)--On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at approximately 4:41 pm, Philadelphia Police officers responded to a person with a gun at Roxborough High School Football field located on the 4700 block of Pechin Street. The following victims had just finished a football scrimmage and were walking off the field when the shooting occurred. Victim #1: 14/M, later identified as Nicholas Elizalde of the 1900 block of Lawrence Road, Havertown PA. Elizalde was shot in the chest and was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced at 5:09 pm. Victim #2: 17/M with gunshot wounds to the right arm and left leg. He was transported to Temple Hospital in stable condition. Victim #3: 14/M with a gunshot wound to the left thigh. He was transported to Temple Hospital in stable condition. Victim #4: 15/M with a gunshot wound to the left leg. He was transported... Read more →

NJ News Commons (OCT. 4, 2022): State Passes Revised Version of $500 Child Tax Credit

Top stories — NJ passes revised version of $500 child tax credit. Here's who is eligible – and when (Asbury Park Press) ‘Bill of rights’ for temporary workers back in play after Murphy’s veto (WHYY) Anti-hate experts call on feds to step up against rising antisemitism (NJ Monitor) Editorial: This fresh blow to newspapers -- and our democracy -- must be stopped ( NJ residents, you have an October mission: Find and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs ( Politics — Bill would exclude juveniles from N.J.’s three-strikes law (NJ Monitor) New York, New Jersey lawmakers propose hefty fees for drivers over NYC red-light camera debate (ABC7) Tom Kean Jr. gives cold shoulder to media (NJ Spotlight News) Another familiar face-off in the 1st District (NJ Spotlight News) Resolution signals NJ’s ire over congestion pricing (NJ Spotlight News) POLL: Economic issues outweigh concerns about rights in midterm vote (Monmouth University) NJ Turnpike... Read more →

KOP GRILL & TAVERN Honoring SEPTA Conductor Daniel Ruley who was Murdered Recently

A Celebration of Life Fundraiser at KOP Grill & Tavern on Sunday, October 23rd to Honor SEPTA Conductor Daniel Ruley, Who Was Murdered on September 11, 2022 The KOP Grill & Tavern, located at 128 Town Center Road King of Prussia, will be hosting a memorial fundraiser on Sunday, October 23rd from 1 to 6 p.m. for SEPTA Conductor Daniel Ruley who was a victim of a senseless murder that occurred just outside of his Germantown home on Sunday September 11, 2022. Ruley, a thirteen year employee of the SEPTA Railroad Division, was a father of seven with his wife of six years. Ruley was based out of the Center City side of the railroad division, but his impact was felt across the system, since Ruley was what his co-workers describe as “extremely engaging.” He was described by his SEPTA managers as a “man with a smile that could light... Read more →

GCN ARCHIVES (1948-2005)Pupil Enrollment in Gloucester City Public Schools Continues to Decline (11-20-1980)

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) ( The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to +++++ Pupil Enrollment in Gloucester City Public Schools Continues to Decline by Connie L. Cleary Gloucester City News November 20, 1980 Dr.... Read more →

CCPO Investigation Camden City Shooting Sunday Night

Camden City N.J.-(October 3, 2022)--Detectives are investigating shootings in Camden on Sunday night that left one man dead, a man and a woman wounded, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at approximately 11:22 pm, Camden County Police received a 911 call with a report of multiple gunshots in the area of the 1000 block of Diamond Street. Shortly after that 911 call was answered, Camden County Police received an additional 911 call for a report of a male who was shot. Officers arrived at the 1000 block of Kaighns Avenue and located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound, who was transported to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. Camden County Police were also notified of two walk-in gunshot victims. One female victim survived and the other male victim, identified as 21-year-old Liaquia L. Moore, was pronounced... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Virtua Sports Medicine Physician Offers Critical Safety Tips

Football Season is Back! (MARLTON, NJ, October 3, 2022) Last week, football fans everywhere watched as Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left a game by stretcher – a haunting yet familiar image. According to several sources, the professional athlete suffered head and neck injuries, including a concussion. As a sports medicine physician with Virtua Orthopedics & Spine, Dr. Eric Requa knows the many health risks associated with football, particularly concussions. In fact, he was the team doctor for the Philadelphia Soul arena football team and has treated both collegiate and high-school players at Virtua Health, South Jersey’s largest health system. Concussions are one of the biggest concerns for athletes in contact sports, he says. An estimated 300, 000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries, predominantly concussions, occur annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a study of high school athletes, the CDC reports that about... Read more →

Chabwera Kamua (aka Homer Wheat)of Berkley Twp.

Berkeley Township - On September 25, 2022. Age 72. AKA Homer Wheat. Loving companion and girlfriend of Delores Hill. Beloved father of Terrance Wheat and Clarissa Hill. Catholic Committal Prayers and Interment 10 am on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Waterford Memorial Park: 679 Pestletown Road, Waterford Works, NJ 08089. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Chabwera Kamua. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City. Ph: 856 - 456 - 1142 Read more →

Japanese Animation and Pop Culture Convention

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll, ( one of North America’s largest conventions dedicated to anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture, celebrates its 5th Anniversary at New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St. at 11th Ave) from November 18-20. The convention features three days of over 400 exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, performances, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan, all under one roof. Over 200 hours of programming is planned for the weekend. This year, over 50,000 fans are expected to gather at Anime NYC from all 50 states and 27 different countries. Countries include: Canada, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Australia, China, Brazil, and Japan. Anime NYC was founded in 2017 and has quickly become the fastest growing anime convention in the US, second only to Anime Expo which welcomes 100,000+ attendees in Los Angeles. Anime NYC has presented the largest Japanese concerts in NYC... Read more →