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Madeline Walsh (nee Ahearn), of Bellmawr

Madeline Walsh (nee Ahearn), on July 21, 2020, of Bellmawr. Beloved wife of the late John Joseph Walsh for 59 years. Devoted mother of Kathleen Robertson (Mal), John Walsh (Rosemary), Lynn Kotowich (Jerry), Kevin Walsh (Susan), Eileen Farrell (Mark), William Walsh (Danielle), Patti Murphy, and James Walsh (Ingrid). Loving grandmother of 30 and great grandmother of 31. Madeline adored spending time with her family and will be deeply missed by all. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30am on Tuesday, July 28, at St. Joachim Parish; Annunciation BVM RC Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ. Interment private at request of the family. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Friends and family may share memories at GardnerFuneralHome.com. Read more →


Starting 9PM Route 42 Northbound Lane Closure

.....as Bridges over Timber Creek project advances Closures necessary for traffic shift onto new northbound bridge (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures to shift Route 42 northbound traffic onto the newly built bridge as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances between Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, July 24, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, is scheduled to close the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the Bridges over Timber Creek. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained in the temporary roadway between the two bridges. This closure will allow the contractor to install construction barrier to... Read more →


James "Jimmy" J. May, a.k.a. Newt; of Bellmawr

James "Jimmy" J. May, a.k.a. Newt, on July 21, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of Grays Ferry. Age 61. Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Hasson). Devoted father of Scott and Jacky. Loving grandfather of Kash Justin May. Dear brother of William (Pam), Cathy (Glenn), Beth Ann May Volio and the late John and Joseph May. Son of the late John F. Jr "Jack" and Catherine May. Son-in-law of Thomas Hasson and the late Nancy Hasson. Brother-in-law of Mary May, Elaine (Tom), Michael, Barbara (the late Michael), Sue (Bill) and Christine (Christopher). Uncle of John, Karen, Danielle, Erin, Patrick, Brian, Brooke, Brittney, Elaine, Kim, Michael, Tommy, Matt, Joey, Jess, Sean, Billy, Brian and Patrick and the late Eddie. Jimmy worked for the University of Penn as an... Read more →


The murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén; 'Enough is enough'

The American Legion The murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, and the alleged events leading up to it, sparked a national movement of sexual trauma survivors to share their stories publicly, including via social media platforms using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillén. U.S. Army veteran and Legionnaire Jay Gonzales didn’t use social media to share her story. But she nevertheless has made it public. And it’s a story of being fed up with what she says is a problem that has gone on for decades. Gonzales – vice commander of American Legion Post 213 in Buda, Texas, and the post’s American Legion Riders director – recently joined other Texas American Legion Riders and hundreds of others in an #IAmVanessaGuillén convoy in San Antonio that drew what some... Read more →


William L. Peck, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City; Guitar Player, Skilled Carpenter, Love to Fish

On July 15, 2020. Age 48. Of Bellmawr. Formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved husband of Dawn M. Peck. Loving father of Melisa Peck (Zachery Gentile) and Brittany Peck and step-father of Bobby Garner. Cherished grandfather of Skylynn, Jayden and Braylee. Cherished son of Daniel Peck and the late Catherine Hagan (nee Schauers). Beloved brother of the late Tammy and Terry Peck. Beloved uncle of Catherine. Also predeceased by his beloved pups, Roxy and Abby. William was an avid guitar player, loved to fish, being creative and was a skilled carpenter. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday, July 23rd, from 1 to 2:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Eulogies will be shared at 2:30 PM. Interment... Read more →


Why Would A Person Destroy Their Community?

Blocks of stores were destroyed by the rioters (image courtesy of The Star Ledger) SEE VIDEO BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)This week is the 53rd Anniversary of the Newark riots, also known by those who were there as the "Battle of Newark". The six-day conflict broke out on July 12, 1967, and ended on July 18, 1967. Soldiers from South Jersey who belonged to the 50th Armored Division,1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment (aka "The Jersey Blues") were called early in the morning on July 12 to report to their respective armories either in Woodbury, or Pitman. When we arrived at the armories we were told to get dressed in our fatigues and grab our rifles. We were loaded onto trucks and headed... Read more →


Barbara L. Pilarz, of Bellmawr, age 80

Barbara L. Pilarz (nee Mataushek), on July 9, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 80. Beloved wife of John. Devoted mother of John Jr. (Kathleen), Mary-Lou Tupper (Eric), Matthew (Rob Drennan), and J Bellmaeennifer Sebastian (Michael). Loving grandmother of Lauren and Megan Pilarz, Riley, Avery, and Aidan Tupper, and Hunter P Sebastian. Dear sister of Caryl Krupinski and the late Carl Mataushek. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 9:45am to 10:45am Monday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR, 200 S. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 11:30am St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's memory to Alzheimer's Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310,... Read more →


George I. Morgey, of Bellmawr. Age 75.

George I. Morgey, on July 9, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 75. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Weeks). Devoted father of April Gray (George, Jr.) and Kimberly Morgey (Keith). Loving Pop Pop of Jillian and George, III. Dear brother of the late JoeAnn McDermott. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. George worked for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for over 25 years. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8pm Sunday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Monday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in George's memory to MD Anderson at Cooper, Two Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103 or to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5... Read more →


CNB Traffic Alert: Bellmawr's Creek Road Eastbound Lane Closed Wednesday

Alternating traffic during the day to implement a traffic shift (Trenton)(July 7, 2020)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Creek Road eastbound over I-295 will be closed during the day tomorrow with alternating traffic to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8, until 3:30 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close Creek Road eastbound between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue to restripe the roadway and implement a new traffic pattern. When complete, Creek Road will be narrowed to one 11-foot lane in each direction with eastbound and westbound traffic shifted to the eastbound side of the Bridge over I-295. Next week... Read more →


Scott T. Piechoski, Sr., of Runnemede, formerly of Bellmawr; Member of Drywall Taper Union

Scott T. Piechoski, Sr., on April 10, 2020, of Runnemede; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 55. Beloved husband of Lesley (nee Messina) for 21 years. Devoted and loving father of Scott Jr. (Andrea) and Shane. Also survived by his mother-in-law Karen Messina, sisters-in-law Lisa and Lori, 1 niece and 3 nephews. Scott was a proud Union man of Local 1976 Drywall Tapers Union of New Jersey. He was a hardworking man and loved his job. He worked for B.V.F of PA for 15 years and he loved his bosses Freddy and Josh. He took pride in his work, he was a perfectionist at his job. Scott was on the Planning Board of Runnemede Boro for many years, loved cooking, hanging out by his pool in the... Read more →


Anthony A. Campellone, of Bellmawr, 66

Anthony A. Campellone, on June 30, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 66. Beloved husband of 42 years to Judy (nee Milan). Devoted father of Tina Marie Campellone, Joseph Dominic Campellone and Anthony John Campellone. Grand "Peow" to many loving pets. Brother-in-law of Tony Milan (Karen), Connie Sunderhauf (Jim) and their families. God Father of Michael Sunderhauf. Anthony worked for various casinos in Atlantic City, NJ and most recently worked for Valley Forge Casino and Resort. There will be a visitation on Monday from 10am to 11:45am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service at 11:45am, at the funeral home. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Anthony to the American Heart Association by visiting https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/donatenow_heart.html or to the Animal... Read more →


The Camden County LNIK Trail

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Environmental Affairs, in cooperation with the Boroughs of Audubon, Haddon Heights, Hi-Nella and Somerdale, as well as Winslow Township, will begin hosting a series of virtual public meetings this month to present the preliminary designs for three segments of the County’s proposed 33 mile off-road, multi-use, cross county trail. The Camden County LNIK Trail, traveling through 17 Camden County municipalities from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Winslow Township, was formerly known as the Cross Camden County Trail. The project is the result of a County-wide trail network plan completed in 2015 and a more recent feasibility study completed in 2017 to develop a “spine” for the trail network. The 2017 feasibility study was completed by the... Read more →


Toxic Fumes from The Asphalt Tank Explosion Spread Throughout Gloucester City

DEP Needs to Hold Those Responsible Accountable GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- An asphalt tank exploded and burst into flames early this morning in the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City. The asphalt tank, owned and operated by Blueknight Energy Partners, caught fire and exploded around 12:49am. The tank is used for asphalt emulsion, and was in use when the incident occurred. “The explosion of the asphalt tank is a terrifying example of what can happen to dangerous and polluting facilities in our communities. Even after it exploded, the asphalt tank was on fire for at least 3 hours, putting out thick, dark, toxic smoke into the community. It was lucky that nobody was hurt and that the fire didn’t spread, but the people... Read more →


Robert Peter, APWU Local 526 Treasurer (Blackwood) Sentenced to Home Detention for Stealing Union Funds

Camden City, NJ --On June 17, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Robert Peter, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 526 (located in Blackwood, N.J.), was sentenced to six months of home detention and three years of probation. Peter was also ordered to pay $34,500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On August 8, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Peter, was charged in an information with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $34,500, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). On the same date, Peter pleaded guilty to the charge. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the OLMS... Read more →


Coach Bag Raffle July 1, Proceeds Benefit Camden County Police, Fire, EMS Killed in the Line of Duty

All of us at Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund hope you and your families are doing well. We were very disappointed to have to cancel our Spring Bingo this year, but we decided to try and do something fun to make use of the beautiful Coach bags sitting in the office that were previously purchased for the May 8th Bingo. Hopefully our November 13th Bingo will be able to be held….. In the meantime, you can purchase raffle tickets to win 6 very pretty summer bags! RELATED: CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | June 28, 2020 Read more →


Police Charge Man Involved in Scuffle with Wawa Employee with Shoplifting, Assault,Violating Gov. Orders

updated below sixth paragraph June 26, 2020 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (June 24, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Carmen Vasaturo, the suspect who was thrown out of the Mount Ephraim Wawa on June 15, at 5pm for not wearing a mask has been charged with shoplifting, assault, and violating the governor’s orders according to the documents received from the Mount Ephraim Wawa Notice: Please wear a face mask or covering before entering. The notice appears on the entrance doors of Wawa stores throughout the area CNBNews photo (click to enlarge) Police via an Open Public Records Act request. Officer Jeffrey Kind of the Mt. Ephraim Police stated in his report when he arrived at the Wawa Vasaturo told him he was assaulted by David Mason,... Read more →


I-295 northbound Exit 26 to I-76 westbound daytime closures begin tomorrow

as Direct Connection project advances Left lane will be closed on Route 42 northbound (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 westbound and the left lane on Route 42 northbound will be closed for three days as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, until 3:30 p.m., and repeating daily through Thursday, June 25, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 eastbound in conjunction with a left lane closure on Route 42 northbound. These closures will allow the contractor to complete work on the Browning Road temporary bridge median pier. The following detour will be... Read more →


Atilis Gym Update; Overdose Deaths Way Up; Where Are Crescent Trailer Park Drug Pushers?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews INJUNCTION REQUEST BY ATILIS GYM OWNERS DENIED--U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler, a New Jersey federal judge, declined on Friday, June 19, to grant an Gloucestercitynews.net files injunction to the Atilis Gym, Bellmawr, and allow it to operate. The Atilis owners argued, according to Law 360, that gyms have been arbitrarily excluded from the types of businesses allowed to open during the states' phased reopening. The owners filed a suit last month alleging that NJ Gov. Phil Murphy of randomly deeming some businesses essential while declaring others, such as gyms, non-essential, NJ.com reported. The judge supported the state's contention that the federal lawsuit is precluded by a doctrine barring federal courts from hearing civil claims arising from state court... Read more →


Bertha Dawn Debus (nee Toomey) of Bellmawr

Bertha Dawn Debus (nee Toomey), on June 12, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 66. Beloved mother of John Toomey and Joseph Toomey. Devoted grandmother of Ty, Johnny, and Robby. Dear sister of Beverly Schotter, Joyce McConnell, and the late Star Coleman. Also survived by eight nieces and nephews. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. Funeral arrangement under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home. Read more →


Michael A. DiGiacomo, former Postal Worker, Softball Hall of Fame Member, WWII Veteran

Michael A. DiGiacomo, on June 11, 2020, of Blackwood, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Martel). Devoted father of Michael (Donna), Gary (Nancy), Linda Mitchell (George), Barbara Eckert (Jamie) and Charles. Loving grandfather of Ashley Eckert, Justin (Megan), Jeffrey (Crystal), Matthew (Rachel Miller), Julianne (Kyle Bacher) and Ryan DiGiacomo. Dear great grandfather of Bryson and Rita Marie. Preceded in death by his six siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. DiGiacomo proudly served our country in WWII. He worked as a letter carrier for the Camden Postal Service for 35 years and as a teller for all local racetracks. Mr. DiGiacomo was elected to the South Jersey Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame in 1999. There will... Read more →


Robert F. Buchanan, of Blenheim, formerly of Bellmawr

Robert F. Buchanan, on June 7, 2020, of Blenheim, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 57. Beloved husband of Amy Buchanan (nee Prickett). Loving father of Andrew Robert Buchanan and Joshua Lee Buchanan. Devoted son of Joan (nee Frei) and the late James Buchanan. Dear son-in-law of Ken and Diana Prickett. Brother of James Buchanan (Kathy), Michael Buchanan, Joanne Walsh (James), and the late Cathy Buchanan. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece, nephews, great nephews, and a great niece. Mr. Buchanan was formerly a foreman and project manager with PITCCO and SST. He loved boating, fishing, and spending time with his family. There was nothing he couldn't fix. Services are private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations... Read more →


Video: Candace Owens Speaks Out About the George Floyd and Racial Disparity in the USA

Candace Owens gives her opinion on George Floyd and racial disparity in the USA. GoFundMe has suspended a fundraiser established by the conservative activist for a café co-owner who called the late George Floyd a “thug,” saying her campaign violated its policies on “intolerance of any kind.” Owens had raised more than $200,000 for the Parkside Café in Birmingham, Ala., after co-owner Michael Dykes sparked backlash by insulting Floyd and calling the people protesting his death “idiots” in a text message to co-owner Robert Bagwell. RELATED: What Has Happened To Our Beloved America? Black Lives Matter Event Peaceful, No Issues Spencer Hopes Feds Bailout Small Towns; Schools to Be Demolished; Development Plans In Limbo Black Lives Matters Protest in Gloucester City CNB Opinion: A Change... Read more →


Creek Road Bridge over I-295 overnight closures continue as Missing Moves project advances in Camden County

Overnight detours this week in preparation of bridge demolition (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 will be closed and detoured overnight this week as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42 advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, June 8, until 12 midnight, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close one lane on the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 and maintain alternating traffic between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue in order to install a temporary electric line in preparation for bridge demolition. Later tonight, between 12 midnight until 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, the Creek Road Bridge will be closed completely and detoured. Access will be... Read more →


Dog Dies After Being Attacked; Old ST. Maurice Church Auction; New Name for Proprietors Park?

CNBNews Tips and Snippets: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews DOG ATTACKED BY OTHER DOGS DIES—A dog in the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City died last month after being attacked by two other dogs. According to the police the deceased dog died from shock, due to a combination of the being bitten in the face by the attacking dog (s) and the dog's underlying medical condition. The owner of the dog who died said his dog was a mixed German Shepherd and the attacking dogs were pit bulls that lived next to him and got into his yard. Rumor was circulating that one of these dogs also bit a child in the neighborhood but the police said there have been no complaints filed with... Read more →


Black Lives Matters Protest in Gloucester City

UPDATED/CORRECTED CORRECTION: Tajee Almon (TJ) IS A RESIDENT of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High. Our information that he was from Sicklerville came from one of his social media pages. TJ said Vanessa Lamb was the organizer of the event and that he was just a helper. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City, NJ (June 5, 2020)--A "Black Lives Matters Protest" will be held in Gloucester City on Sunday starting at Proprietors Park and marching north down King Street to Monmouth Street, east on Monmouth Street to the Library Parking This flyer about the event is circulating on the internet Lot at Monmouth and the Railroad where it will end. Tajee Almon of Sicklerville is one of the organizer of the... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Bellmawr resident Antonia McCullen-Richardson receives Becker College's Service Award WORCESTER/LEICESTER, MA (05/29/2020)-- Becker College is proud to announce that Antonia McCullen-Richardson, of Bellmawr, NJ, received the Service Award at a virtual Academic Awards ceremony. McCullen-Richardson graduated from Becker College in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science, Clinical and Lab Animal Medicine. The Service Award is presented to a student who demonstrates the core values of global citizenship in serving the needs of others, near and afar, for the common good, in the name of Becker College. To watch a video from the Acadmic Awards ceremony, go to https://becker.zoom.us/rec/share/3MIkcpX3-iRLSc_Tx36PWZcHHKm9aaa8gHdP_aEMnkskfwxnJlCFxlR3uy9SdAu-?startTime=1588888177000 Founded in 1784, Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college, providing a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates... Read more →


CC Dept. of Disabilities and Special Needs Offering Classes and Programs

Virtual DisABILITIES Classes and Programs Since many in-person classes and programs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camden County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is now offering online and virtual programing. Visit www.CamdenCounty.com for a listing of classes like dancing, yoga, boxing and fitness. The online series is updated weekly. Read More. Due to the Corona Virus pandemic and emergency measures put in place for public safety, Camp Sunny Side 2020 has been cancelled. Moving forward during these difficult times and the need to stay safe we are very happy to inform you about Camp Sunny Side Online, a virtual camp experience designed for individuals with disabilities and their families. Everyone can stay home and still have fun participating in camp... Read more →


I-295 northbound lane closures tonight

Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Camden County Lane closures necessary to shift traffic (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on I-295 northbound tonight to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 29, until 6 a.m., Saturday, May 30, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes of I-295 northbound from approximately the Almonesson Road overpass to Essex Avenue to place construction barrier and restripe the road to implement a traffic shift. At least one lane will be maintained overnight. By Saturday morning, all three lanes of traffic will be reopened and shifted to the right with... Read more →


Freeholder Director on Bellmawr Gym Dispute

The statement below is by Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., regarding the defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order. “Last week, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner, Judith Persichilli, signed an order closing a gym in Bellmawr which has been operating in defiance of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order closing nonessential businesses. The commissioner’s order will continue to maintain measures set forth to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our county and statewide. Today, more than 5,900 of our residents have been infected with COVID-19 and tragically more than 287 have died from this insidious disease since March 1 in Camden County. As I stated earlier this week, we are experiencing a public health crisis, the likes of which has not been seen... Read more →


Liberta Russo, of Bellmawr, age 89

Liberta Russo (nee Leto), on May 22, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Peter Russo Sr. Devoted mother of Peter, Jr. (Lori), Joseph (Ginnie), and Karen Aversa (Keith). Loving grandmother of Danielle (Steven), Peter III (Kristen), Michael (Nicole), Gina (Jason), Joseph (Natalie), Anthony (Stephanie), Krista, and Keith, Jr. Cherished great-grandmother of 15. Preceded in death by 6 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Due to the restriction set forth by the state of New Jersey services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Liberta's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310 Marlton NJ 08053. Read more →


Atilis Gym Owner Calls Murphy A Slime Ball; Releases Video Statement on Legal Case Status

BELLMAWR, NJ (May 23, 2020)--Ian Smith, co-owner of The Atilis Gym, Ian Smith Bellmawr released a video statement (see below) regarding their legal battle with the State of New Jersey. During the video Smith calls Murphy a "slime ball". Yesterday, Friday, the state of New Jersey filed documents to shut the gym down. A judge granted the request. The attorney for the gym owners will be filing a federal case against Gov. Murphy on Tuesday, May 26 claiming they have been robbed of due process and violated their constitutional rights. Courts are closed on Monday because of the holiday. “We should, if all goes well, be open on Wednesday,” Smith said. “Hang tight, stay with us. We are in this for the long haul. It’s... Read more →


CNBNews April & May Cheers and Jeers

"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow." ~MAYA ANGELOU JEER--Did you see the massive graffiti (right-hand top of photo)on the ramp on the 295 Missing Moves project in Bellmawr? Those responsible have added to the cost of the $180 million projects since their scribble will have to be removed. A Hiss! Boo! to whoever is supposed to be keeping the vandals away from that area. No doubt the police are spending their time with the "professional" protestors at the Browning Road gym, a mile away. Here’s hoping removing the graffiti is a bigger priority than preventing it. CHEER--A young Gloucester City boy has been waiting for a kidney transplant for the past... Read more →


Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only two months later, New Jersey officials are reporting 148,039 coronavirus cases and 10,435 deaths– the second-highest numbers in the nation. During the 71 days that have passed since the first death from the virus in New Jersey, elementary and secondary... Read more →


Video: Bellmawr Police Arrest Atilis Gym Customer

Philadelphia Inquirer Youtube video (Gloucestercitynews.net)--BELLMAWR NJ (May 20, 2020)--Police arrested an Atilis Gym patron on Tuesday, May 19 and, charged him with violating Gov. Man arrested for violating stay at home order and refusing to give his name Murphy's stay at home order and police obstruction, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He allegedly refused to give his name and personal information to the arresting officers. On Monday morning a crowd of 200 plus people rallied outside of the gym to support the owners, Ian Smith and, Frank Trumbetti. Obviously concerned about a large scale confrontation breaking out police told the crowd to have a nice day. But, later that afternoon they returned and issued both owners citations. They also said that anyone (including customers and... Read more →


What Has Happened To Our Beloved America?

Earl Foster | Guest Columnist (Gloucestercitynews.net)--What has happened to our beloved America? The one known "Land of the free, home of the brave" has now become "Land of the frightened, home of the easily controlled" over a virus. Couple this with the misinformation, media and political manipulation that has driven Americans into a frenzy of fear that has left them hiding in their homes afraid to go out at all, while the Government is busy releasing inmates from prison, furthering their political agendas, and helping to make Americans "Broke, Stoned, and Controlled" akin to the onset of Nazi Germany. The America I grew up and once knew, would NEVER have tolerated this. What our own Government is doing is Unconstitutional and goes against EVERYTHING this... Read more →


ATILIS GYM REMAINS OPEN DESPITE VIOLATING EXECUTIVE ORDER

Police Officer: "You are all in violation of the Executive Order. You all have a good day." The crowd erupted in cheers and chants of USA! BELLMAWR NJ (May 18, 2020)--THE owner (s) of the ATILIS GYM in Bellmawr were able to remain open, despite the fact that they were in violation of the Governor's executive order, according to Fox News 29 Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer said "Anyone who patronizes a business that is open in violation of an executive order could face criminal charges in the form of a disorderly persons offense for which you could be fined up to $1,000 for each offense and spend up to six months in jail." "Under Executive Order 142, certain businesses are permitted to operate during... Read more →


Lawrence W. Schreffler

Lawrence W. Schreffler, on May 16, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 63. Devoted father of Jenny Blade-Tester. Beloved son of Marion and the late Kenneth Jr. Dear brother of Kenneth III (Mindi), Keith and the late Mariann. Uncle of Stefan, Jared, Kyle and Casadei. Lawrence was a longtime resident at Woods Rehabilitation. Due to the restrictions set forth by the state of New Jersey services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Woods Services, C/O Development Offices, PO Box 36, Langhorne PA, 19047. Read more →


Prosecutor Threatening to Fine People for Visiting ATILIS Gym/Other Places Required to Remain Closed

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May18, 2020)--Camden City, N.J. –Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer is threatening to fine people up to $1,000 for visiting places such as recreational and entertainment businesses, movie theaters, gyms, bars, Jill Mayer hair salons, retail shopping malls, tattoo parlors. Those facilities are required to remain closed until the order is lifted. "While the Governor’s most recent Executive Order shows that slow, planned steps are being taken to safely reopen New Jersey businesses, functions, and facilities like parks, construction, and curbside pick-up, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is reminding residents that the other restrictions remain in effect." "Under Executive Order 142, certain businesses are permitted to operate during the stay-at-home order. Those businesses and the social distancing practices they must... Read more →


Good News, Bad News, Gym Goes Rogue, Memories

TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GOOD NEWS! Housing Violator Stopped—A number of residents contacted CNBNews on Tuesday after reading a Facebook advertisement regarding a boarding house opening in a longtime residential property in the unit block of North Harley Avenue. The advertisement pertained to three rooms in the bungalow that was available. The upstairs attic and two rooms on the floor below. It mentioned there was good parking available and a large basement for storage. The Facebook ad showed the inside and outside of the property. Tuesday, May 12, CNBNew contacted the person who placed the advertisement and asked over the phone if she was still accepting tenants. She said, "There are a number of people who have answered the advertisement... Read more →


Road Construction to Close Portions of I-295 South

I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound to be closed and detoured tonight Signed detour will be in place overnight (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 15, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, May 16, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, to replace damaged construction barrier. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour will be in place overnight: I-295 southbound... Read more →


Constance R. Wilke, age 76 of Gloucester City; Retired Bellmawr School Teacher

Gloucester City – On May 7, 2020. Age 76. (nee Wojtkowiak). Loving wife of 42 years to the late Alvin F. Wilke, Jr. Beloved mother of Joseph A. Wilke and Suzanne R. McNally. Cherished grandmother of Alexander and Elysia McNally. Beloved sister of Matthew S. Wojtkowiak (Diane) and Regina Marie Butterworth (John). Connie was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Camden. She was a retired school teacher from Bellmawr School district. Due to current restrictions placed on funerals, Connie’s funeral services will be private in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Constance R. Wilke. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Route 42 northbound lane and ramp closures required as Bridges over Timber Creek project advances

Signed detour will be in place overnight (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane and ramp closures on Route 42 northbound as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances between Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, is scheduled to close two lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the Bridges over Timber Creek to prepare for a traffic shift. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained. Route 42 northbound Exit 12 to Route 41/Hurffville Road also will be closed. The following signed detour will be in place overnight: Route 42 northbound Exit 12 to Route 41/Hurffville Road... Read more →


Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road to be closed and detoured

Overnight as Missing Moves project advances in Camden County Overnight detours this week in preparation of bridge demolition (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road will be closed and detoured overnight this week as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42, advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, May 12 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, again from 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 14, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road and the ramp from Creek Road to Route 42 southbound. The closures are necessary to relocate gas... Read more →


Creek Road Bridge over I-295 overnight closures continue as Missing Moves project advances in CC

Overnight detours this week in preparation of bridge demolition (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 will continue to be closed and detoured overnight this week as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42, advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 11, until 12 midnight, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close one lane on the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 and maintain alternating traffic between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue in order to remove and relocate gas lines in preparation for bridge demolition. Later tonight, between 12 midnight until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, the Creek Road Bridge will be closed completely and detoured. Access... Read more →


David J. Bateman, of Bellmawr

David J. Bateman, on May 5, 2020, of Bellmawr and West Wildwood. Age 82. Beloved husband of 58 years to Sandra (nee Murphy). Devoted father of Lynda Giordano (Sandro), David (Pamela), Michael, Gerald, and James (Julie). Loving grandfather of Devon Bateman, Sandy Giordano, and Anthony Giordano. Dear brother of the late Harry, Gloria, Mary, and Patrick Bateman. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his faithful companion, Lucy. David proudly served in the US Army. Due to the restrictions set forth by the State of New Jersey, a private interment will be held at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Chews Landing. Arrangements under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede. Read more →


Paul A. Young, of Bellmawr

Paul A. Young, on May 4, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 83. Beloved husband of 63 years to Elaine (nee Maressa). Devoted father of Michael, Mark (Diane) and the late Joseph, David and Michelle Morelli. Loving grandfather of David, Sean, Christina, Jacob, Joseph and the late Melissa and great grandfather of Victoria, Carson and Sean, Jr. Dear brother of Jack Young (Marty) and the late Charles Young (the late Bernadette). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Young was a veteran of the National Guard. He worked for Lockheed Martin for 47 years as a Microcircuit Specialist. He was also a Union Official and Secretary of the Treasury. Services are private at the convenience of the family. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be... Read more →


Rosemarie Cecilia Terifay, of Bellmawr

Rosemarie Cecilia Terifay, nee Kraus, age 86, of Bellmawr (originally from South Philadelphia) was called to heaven on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was reunited with her recently deceased loving husband, Thomas. Devoted mother of Thomas, Michael, Kathleen (Tom), and Annmarie (John). Loving mom-mom to Ashley Rose, John Blair, and Megan Marie. She is also survived by many family members, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her brother Matthew (Jean). She was a graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, class of 1950. She looked forward to holidays, especially Christmas. Also looked forward to many summers spent down the Jersey shore, in Wildwood and Cape May. And when she was able to, she enjoyed helping out at school when... Read more →


Stress and your child’s brain

by: Hank Pellissier | GREAT SCHOOLS Versión en español Stress! Bad for the body! Bad for the brain! We’ve seen the articles, watched the 11 o’clock news reports on the “silent killer,” and complained to friends and family about how stressed-out we are. While we all know that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses such as ulcers and hypertension, we don’t associate these maladies with children. But research suggests that chronically stressed children dopay a heavy price. In fact, they are at risk of cognitive damage, because their brains are not yet fully developed. A host of statistics suggest that American children are indeed experiencing stress at new levels: suicides among adolescents have quadrupled since the 1950s; only 36 percent of 7th graders agreed... Read more →


Evelyn DeMarco of Sewell formerly of Bellmawr

Evelyn DeMarco (nee Chierci), on May 1, 2020 of Sewell, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Devoted mother of Patricia Thurston (Eugene), Salvatore DeMarco (Virginia) and Raymond DeMarco (Cheryl). Loving grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 11. Dear sister of Antoinette Kato and preceded in death by 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a former parishioner of Mary, Mother of the Church and she enjoyed playing bingo. Due to the restrictions set forth by the State of New Jersey, a private burial will take place at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Evelyn's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert... Read more →


Creek Road Bridge over I-295 overnight closures continue this week

Missing Moves project advances in Camden County Overnight detours this week in preparation of bridge demolition (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 will continue to be closed and detoured overnight this week as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42, advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 4, until 12 midnight, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close one lane on the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 and maintain alternating traffic between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue in order to remove and relocate gas lines in preparation for bridge demolition. Later tonight, between 12 midnight until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, the Creek Road Bridge... Read more →