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An Open Letter to our Former Mayor Tut Kilcourse

BILL'S POINT OF VIEW: Dear Mr. Kilcourse, From the letter you submitted to the Gloucester City News it appears you are finally going to talk about your term in office. I am referring specifically to the sentence, "Stay tuned; we may have more true facts." Are you going to speak about the supposed arrangement your administration had announced in October with Reel Fish Seafood, of Bellmawr? The article was published in your Democrat newsletter What's Happening in Gloucester City. The following is an excerpt from the newsletter. "On October 12, Gloucester City purchased the former Dooley's bar at Broadway and... Read more →


WASHINGTON POLITICS: The Greatest White Collar Purveyors of the Biggest Crime in History ARE...

submitted by Chalie The Clip A Charitable Foundation Folds! Have you wondered why the Clinton Foundation folded so suddenly after Hillary was no longer in a position of influence? Perhaps this summary will provide some insight. From their 2014 990 Tax Form: They list 486 employees (line 5)! It took 486 people who were paid $34.8 million and $91.3 million in fees and expenses to give away $5.1 MILLION. The real heart of the Clintons can be seen in these numbers. Staggering but not surprising. These figures are from an official copy of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation... Read more →


WATCH: Young Man Explains Why Our Country Has The Second Amendment (Outstanding!)

Amendment II A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Read more →


CNBNews OPINION:

What Can Be Done About Gloucester City's Trash Problem?

Gloucester City recently erected new swings at the Martins Lake Playground and the Lane Avenue Playground. Days after the project was finished at Martins Lake some inconsiderate slobs felt it was okay to throw their discarded orange peels and water bottles on the newly constructed site. Just a few feet from the new swings was a trash receptacle. By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 20, 2022)--For whatever reason, there are sections of Gloucester City that are being used as dumping grounds by people who have no respect for the environment or the community that you... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story:

What's Happening with Student Loans?

If you spread the $360 billion over the 143.3 million taxpayers, each of us owes $2,727 for someone else's debt.* Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor There has been a lot of talk recently about student loan forgiveness; so, what is going on? The answer is "I don't know." The next question is why is all this happening? I have an idea about that. President Biden wants to forgive $360 billion in student loans. But he is not the one to do this. A loan can only be forgiven by the person who made the loan - that would be the... Read more →


CNBNewsnet COMMENT RULES

We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full COMMENT RULES name, your street address, your phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we are requesting is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. And, if a lawsuit is filed against CNBNews (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net) because of your comment we need to be able to reach you. In summary, all comments published... Read more →


Gloucester City Residents Have A New Trash Hauler; Housing Office Inspects 566 Properties in March

William E. Cleary Sr. l CNBNews Seaside Waste Service is the City's new trash hauler (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The city received two bids for the collection of trash and recyclables. Seaside Waste Service of Hammonton, which submitted the low bid of $1,748,601 for three years was awarded the contract. The other bid of $1,796,222 was received from Central Jersey Waste and Recyclables. Dumping fees are approximately $81 a ton. In 2021 the city paid $478,604 in dumping fees and in 2020 the total was $453,228. Seaside Waste Service will be picking up both trash and recyclable... Read more →


70-Plus Year Old Man dies During Open Water Classic competition of the Escape the Cape

CNBNewsnet graphic files LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ –The Lower Township Police Department released the following information pertaining to the death of an elderly man during the Open Water Classic Competion on Sunday. On Sunday, June 12, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 70 plus year old male from Wilmington, Delaware participating in the Triathlon became in need of medical attention. The athlete had nearly completed this classic race portion of the Escape the Cape Triathlon when he was spotted in distress by lifeguards near the swim finish. The man was taken from the water to the beach in Lower Township near David... Read more →


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Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet comment rules, subject to change. We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, your street address, your phone number and a working email Fictional Soprano Mob Figure Joey Peeps address. Only your name will be published. The information we are requesting is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. And, if a lawsuit is filed against CNBNews (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net) because of your comment we need to... Read more →


The Political Elite Is Going After Trump's Jugular Vein

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2022)--For the entire four-year term of Trump's presidency, the Democrats and some Republicans never stopped slandering him or his family. Their numerous impeachments all failed. Although Trump has been out of office for 18 plus months the Political Elite are not through with him. Their latest scheme is to put him on trial during prime time television. Tonight's televised hearing by the Congressional House Select Democratic Committee is just one of a series of televised performances that will be presented by the committee leading up to the November midterm election... Read more →


*Comment Restrictions: You Must Provide A Working Email Address/Name Will Be Published

Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet comment rules, subject to change. We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name. No further comments will be published with just a first name or with a made up name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name and a working email address. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. We feel that people, who in the past were able to hide behind a computer screen, won’t be so embolden to viciously attack an opposing point of view now that their name is public. This should... Read more →


NJ Will Spend $21.4M to Reduce Litter; But If The Public and City Governments Don't Do Their Part...

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 31, 2022)--The DEP is increasing the Local Government Clean Communities Grants by $700,000 over prior years. But, as these current photos show taken in Gloucester City, all the money in the world will not do a thing if the residents and local government don't do their part in keeping the city free of the trash. People are still using the field across from the Cold Springs School, Gloucester City to dump their trash. Likewise, Water Street, (below) also in Gloucester City, has become a favorite site for people to dump concrete and other building materials. At... Read more →


Families Can't Feed Their Babies Because of Formula Shortage, But Illegals Have No Problem Getting It

SEE VIDEO BELOW UNITED STATES BORDER, TEXAS (CNBNews)-- Republican Congresswoman Kat Cammack, of Florida, announced Wednesday night that pallets of baby formula are being sent to illegal immigrants being housed at facilities at the border amid a shortage that has seen many parents unable to find it at their local store. NATIONAL Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., said in a video posted to Facebook Wednesday. "Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula." Residents in Florida are not the only people having a problem with finding the formula, the shortage exists across the United States. According to... Read more →


*SO WHO IS GEORGE MERRYFIELD?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 9, 2022)(CNBNews)--For some time now whenever we heard about someone having a drug or alcohol problem in the Gloucester City area the name George Merryfield was mentioned as the person who helped so and so to get on the road to recovery. George Merryfield Curious we wanted to know who was this guy Merryfield? How has he been able to help so many? Where did he come from? Why does he call his organization The We Can Foundation? After asking around we were able to hook up with George and... Read more →


VIDEO: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews EDITOR'S NOTE: We first published this article in 2008. Because it is such a great story we bring it out from our archives each year on Mother's Day to share with you again. The author is unknown. I was looking for a photo to use with it and I thought why not use a picture of our mother, Mazie (Tucker) Cleary who passed away in 1995. The first photo of her was taken a few years before she died from complications of Alzheimer and the second is a much earlier photo of her. As... Read more →


Woman Drives Vehicle Off of Freedom Pier into Delaware River; Police, EMT, Firemen Respond to the Scene in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -Rescue personnel search the vehicle to see if anyone else was inside of it. The driver, a woman drove her vehicle off of Freedom Pier, King and Cumberland Sts., Gloucester City. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. At this time her condition is not known. Also not known is how the accident happened. (Image courtesy of https://6abc.com ) The driver of the vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the iron fence before her vehicle fell into the Delaware River. A concrete barrier has been placed where the fence was broken. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER... Read more →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets: Burkhardt Breaks Dad's Record; Brooklawn GOPuff; Leaving NJ; New ShopRite; Bird Flu

Updated/Corrected William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GHS 400-MEET RECORD BROKEN--Steven Burkhardt, (inset) a senior at Gloucester High School, a star student- athlete at the school broke the outdoor track program’s 400-meet record during the Fast-Times meet at Cherokee High recently. That two decade plus record was held by his father .According to Sun Papers, Burkhardt has already cemented his own Lions’ legacy, following a historic 2021-’22 football season in which he led the state with 33 rushing touchdowns while racking up 2,034 rushing yards, good for the second most in the state. Those touchdowns tied the single-season school record,... Read more →


Gloucester City Republican Candidates Take Issue with the Sudden Change of the City's Trash Ordinance by the Democrats

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 26, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Republican council candidates released the following statement today regarding an amendment to an existing ordinance (Chapter 66, Property Maintenance, Article II)specifically the storage and handling of trash to be introduced on first reading at the Thursday, April 28 council meeting. Dear Citizens of Gloucester City, The first screen shot is an ordinance being discussed at this Thursday’s Gloucester City Council meeting. The second screen shot is a portion of the Gloucester City Republican ”first 100 days” released about TWO months ago; so this proposed ordinance is a start. The GOP slate and... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Savannah, Ga.

CHAPTER 19 (All Good Things Must Come To An End) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNewsnet photos The newest addition to Lawton Stables is Woody. The four-year-old Clydesdale was generously donated by the owners of Woody’s Sunglass Shop in the Shelter Cove Towne Centre. According to Lawton Stables, he is settling in very well to island life, and already has a routine of meeting visitors, such as the young lady above, at the fence to get lots of pets and pose for pictures. Related: Harley The Popular Clydesdale at Lawton Stables Succumbs to Colic/Lipoma ##### ON THE ROAD AGAIN--Peyton... Read more →


Video: Democrats Flock to Obama, while Biden Stands Alone; Some Countries Call the U.S. President Weak

WHO IS REALLY RUNNING THE COUNTRY? (CNBNewsnet)(April 6, 2022)--Former President Obama overshadowed Biden at the Affordable Care Act event held this week on Tuesday at the White House. Countries around the world are watching Biden, calling him weak. Watch the Australian News Kenny Report video below... The commentator states, (paraphrase) "We were just talking about what difficult time this is in global affairs which is why it is so troubling to have such feeble leadership presently in the United States". Another commentator, Liz Storer says she can't believe that at the Tuesday White House event, "There was no staff following... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: FOUND MONEY

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-(March 29, 2022)--It looks as though we're in for another municipal (city) tax increase. Are we shocked? I doubt it. I found something, actually several somethings, that should shock every taxpayer, though. I'm finishing work on my cousin's estate and before closing it I thought I would check the state database for unclaimed property. The good news is I found $68 I didn't know I had and $2,100 I didn't know my cousin had and then...I looked into Gloucester City. Here is where we might be shocked and angry. Why are our politicians... Read more →


Gloucester City Mayor/Council to vote on New Business Tax, New Title for Tax Job, Property Tax Increase, More Stop Signs

Gloucester City Police Administration building 313 Monmouth Street. Image provided by Google street view GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 23, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City mayor and council will meet, Thursday, March 24, at 7 PM in council chambers at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street. A number of ordinances are up for second reading and final adoption including Ordinance #O 02-2022 titled Creating a Mercantile License Process. This new law is basically another tax on local businesses requiring the owners to fill out more paperwork and pay a $50 fee every two years. The penalty for non-compliance is a fine not exceeding... Read more →


CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets:

$8M for Kings Hwy.; Westville Pond; Sea Isle Upscale Hotel; Cut Gas Tax; 1000s of NJ Prisoners Freed; Hunter's Laptop

CNBNewsnet RECONSTRUCTION OF KINGS HWY IN AUDUBON, HADDON HTS., MT. EPHRAIM--The Camden County Highway Department has announced an $8 million improvement and redesign project to commence on Kings Highway from Market Street to Hopkins Road in the boroughs of Audubon, Haddon Heights, and Mt. Ephraim. The goal of the project is to provide pavement rehabilitation and upgrade existing curb ramps to meet ADA requirements along with the rehabilitation of existing storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure. The total scope of the work will encompass about 2.42 miles of roadway including 39 intersections and more than 99 curb ramps. “Each element of... Read more →


CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

KUDOS Shane; Home Prices Up in Poor Cities; Cops Disciplined; Rising GCHS Star; Study of Paulsboro Citizens

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Harvard freshman Shane Washart, right, accepts congratulations after one of his two victories at the Ivy League Championship at Princeton held in February. The St. Augustine Prep alum helped Harvard win their fifth straight Ivy title. (photo courtesy of The Ivy League) ##### WAY TO GO SHANE!!!-- Shane Washart, a Harvard University freshman, and a member of the University’s Swim Team won two distance races for the Crimson in a recent meet at Princeton. Washart won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 8 minutes, 52.09 seconds, and the 1,650 freestyle in 14:47.51. Eighteen-year-old Shane and his... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

The Twin Coming Down? Junk Vehicles; Kudos to Chickie; Flag Disrespect! Geese & Irish Parade; Bill's BACK!

CHAPTER 18 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IS ANOTHER GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORICAL BUILDING COMING DOWN?--Thursday, February 24, we talked with a contractor who was clearing out items from the Twin Bar, Broadway, and Market Street. Asked if the building was being demolished he said that he didn't know. That he was hired to empty the property. He apologized for blocking the sidewalk. Earlier in the month, we noticed a sign on the building stating the property was unfit/unsafe for habitat. The Twin Bar, the alleged home of Rock and Roll has been sitting empty for nearly a decade. Several... Read more →


An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Why Am I Trashing GHS?

updated Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)In the past weeks I have been bringing attention to the deficiencies of our school system. Most of the comments have been along the lines of surprise and in some cases, shock. I only got one negative comment and that was from a former GHS teacher. "Why are you trashing Gloucester? STOP IT!" How about "No as an answer?" Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files My goal is not to trash Gloucester City and the school district. Everything I have published has come from either the state's website or Gloucester City's School District's... Read more →


Six More Stop Streets Coming to Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Gloucester City Municipal Building, Broadway and Monmouth Street, Christmas December 25, 2021 (photo credit CNBNews) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 17, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council will discuss an ordinance at tonight’s (Thursday, Feb. 17) caucus meeting that will add even more stops streets to the long list that is already on the books. The ordinance is scheduled to be introduced on the first reading at the February 24 council meeting, with the second reading and public hearing on March 24. The meeting is being held in Council Chambers, 313 Monmouth Street, starting at... Read more →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets: Gloucester City Police At the Top; Lady Cop Wins Mega Lawsuit; Going Once, Sold!

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 13, 2021)(CNBNews)--Our Tips and Snippets column this week takes a peek at how much New Jersey police officers make across the state. The information was obtained from NJ.com who did an in-depth series on that topic. You may be surprised to learn that Gloucester City Police Officers make the most money out of 37 communities in the county of Camden County. Looking to see if the "Holy City" is a safe place to live a Google search revealed that based on FBI crime data, *Gloucester City is not one of... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Scholastic Aptitude Test Known As SAT (Part four)

(The last of a four-part CNBNews series Dumbing Down of American Education) The final aspect of American education that we will study is the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Dorothy Philbin | Exclusive for CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (FEBRUARY 9, 2022)(CNBNEWSnet)--These tests, also known as College Boards, have been in existence for 96 years, since 1926. They are standardized tests traditionally used by colleges and taken by about 1.5 million students.* Some colleges are starting to rely less on SAT scores and more on the student's progress in school and out-of-school activities. Students now have the option of sending the scores to... Read more →


CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

Brooklawn Rumor, Baile's Good News, Cars Collide, Road Rage, MERIDIA, Toxic Water, Opinion, A New Dog

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Looking back over the past week the immediate area of South Jersey was a hotbed of news. Some of those topics we are reporting on below include: A rumor about a halfway house coming to Brooklawn Mayor Baile's Good News A road rage incident that ended in a death of a driver A two-car accident stopping train traffic at the Railroad and Essex Street MERIDIA ON THE PIER POLITICO'S story on your toxic drinking water Our Opinion Plus the Make A Wish Foundation... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY ...(X)

Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two

(The SECOND of a four-part CNBNEWS series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin I CNBNews Contributor THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (VIX) ...Dumbing Down Education Part I A friend of mine has a grandson who will graduate from high school in June. No big thing? The grandson is graduating with a high school diploma plus an Associate's Degree. By taking advanced placement courses this student was able to polish off two years of college while in high school. Should students be able to do this? Are they learning as much by taking AP courses online as they would in a... Read more →


The Dreaded Covid-19/Omicron Virus Strikes Home

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Last Sunday evening I developed a sore throat. I didn’t give it much thought; after all a sore throat for anyone living in what is known to some as "cancer alley" is a normal ailment for most residents in this location. But, early Monday morning around 3 AM, I awaken with a dry cough and I was sweating profusely. My temperature was 99.5 degrees, I was nauseous, and had a pounding headache. Like a good soldier, I had followed the government’s instructions and gotten my two Pfizer inoculations and the booster shot. Because of... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY(VIX)

Dumbing Down Education-Part I

Related:THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (X) Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two images courtesy of unsplash.com DOROTHY PHILBIN l CNBNews CONTRIBUTOR There has been a lot of controversies this week about two educational issues. The first issue is the banning of books in public schools and the second is the revelation of the terrible reading levels in the Baltimore School District. First things first. Why are so many books being considered for banishment? That answer goes back to virtual learning as a result of COVID. Parents were watching teachers teach and they could sit in on the lessons. Many of the gray... Read more →


Guest Opinion...Governor Abbott Analyzes Texas’ Success: “We Move At The Speed of Business”

By Marc Ang Texas Governor Greg Abbott made recent news with his “parental bill of rights”, recognizing the growing frustration with teachers unions and declining quality in education, coupled with heavy-handed responses to the pandemic from mandatory vaccines to masks. “We are pushing this principle of rights that will restore parents to their rightful role as the ultimate decision-maker for their child's education and health care. No government program can replace that role parents play.” Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Abbott was Attorney General during the contentious Obama administration, but the work continues as Texas’ latest accomplishments involve successful lawsuits against the... Read more →


Guest Opinion: A Failure to Plan, is Planning to Fail

By Mathew Sanders | The Pew Charitable Trusts/The Center Square GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 21, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—A pedestrian (above, left) was trying to make her way from Brooklawn into Gloucester City via Broadway today around 11 AM. The tide was receding but even so water was up to her knees. Each time a car sped by the wave from the vehicle would stop her from walking any further. The second arrow in the background points to the Little Timber Creek Bridge that cost $4 million to repair. +++++ A failure to plan, the saying goes, is planning to fail. And over... Read more →


A Foot of Snow Falls in Some South Jersey Cities

The falling snow was captured on a Ring security camera located in Gloucester City, NJ at 12:08 AM Saturday, January 29, 2022 (gloucestercitynews.net photo) UPDATED WITH driving conditions William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JANUARY 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The nor’easter blew into Gloucester City and surrounding South Jersey communities shortly after 9 PM Friday. By midnight the storm hit with a vengeance, covering the ground with the white stuff, aided by wind gusts that were clocked at 50 MPH. Little Nut Maker paid a visit late Saturday afternoon. (CNBNewsnet photo) The snow fell throughout the night and by morning... Read more →


SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Updated William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews " I have the blessing of Jim Beach, the chairman of the Camden County Democrat organization and also the state Democratic organization to proceed with the re-organization of the Gloucester City Democrat Party.” ~Charles Billingham, former Gloucester City Mayor (August 30, 2021 Tape Recording transcript) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 26, 2022)--Yesterday, Tuesday, we received a phone call from Charles Billingham who was upset with our Opinion/Editorial column that was published the day before. More specifically he took offense to the following paragraph. The local Democratic Club is a ghost from the past. It... Read more →


BIDEN'S SECRET FLIGHTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

image courtesy of New York Post (January 25, 2022)--While most Americans were either sleeping or celebrating Christmas and the new year, the Biden administration was busy facilitating the transport of thousands of non-citizens to cities and states across the U.S. The flights are still landing in states such as Pennsylvania and have been taking place under the Biden administration for nearly a year now, with the first reported flights occurring in April of 2021. Moreover, if the secretive mass transit of illegal immigrants at the expense of American taxpayers is not bad enough, the non-citizens that are being transported on... Read more →


ONLY TIME WILL TELL:

If Gloucester City Residents Are Fed-Up With Paying The Highest Taxes In The State of New Jersey?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNewsnet graphic files Gloucester City residents are fed up with the continual surge in their property and school taxes as evident when you read the Facebook comments we received on our article "Gloucester City One of Five Towns with Highest Tax Increase etc ". Related: CNB Opinion: Higher Taxes are Forcing People Out of Their Homes Residents are finally realizing after many decades of high local property and school taxes the only plan these two bodies had to offer you and others was "TAX AND SPEND." Related: Gloucester City in the Top 30 with... Read more →


HIP! HIP! HOORAY! Can We Get A Shout Out for the Camden County Public Works Department

UPDATED/CORRECTED...with new photos and documents Virtual Town Meeting to Inform Residents of Gloucester City and Brooklawn About Transportation Improvements to CR 551 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews. December 21, 2018 CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 21, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—A pedestrian (above, left) was trying to make her way from Brooklawn into Gloucester City via Broadway today around 11 AM. The tide was receding but even so water was up to her knees. Each time a car sped by the wave from the vehicle would stop her from walking any further. The second arrow in the background points to the Little... Read more →


Gloucester City One Of Five Towns In Camden County With The Highest Tax Percentage Increase In 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews TRENTON – Property taxes in New Jersey climbed by nearly 2% again last year, restrained by the cap but still amounting to a $583 million tax hike. The statewide tab now exceeds $31 billion. The tax bill on the average home unofficially rose to $9,266, according to a New Jersey 101.5 review of county abstracts of ratables and Department of Treasury home assessment data. Gloucester City Municipal building, Broadway, and Monmouth Streets. In the background is St. Mary's Church, which was built by Irish immigrants in the late 1800s(CNBNews photo credit) +++++ Looking at... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering: Gloucester City, Brooklawn and Westville (Chapter 17)

William E. Cleary Sr. I CNBNewsnet A RECENT WINTER DAY IN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-Have you given any thought to what job you like to do if you make it to heaven? I have. I like to be in charge of moving the clouds around in the sky. You would get to travel the universe. And, if you get tired just lay down on one of those soft fuzzy clouds. ++++++ POTHOLE SEASON--Watch out, pothole season is here. These two beauties are slowly turning into craters near the intersection of Market Street and Lane Avenue, across from Gentlemen's Den and Anyzek... Read more →


Bellmawr Police Officer Anthony Franklin Exonerated; Found Innocent Of All Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BELLMAWR, NJ (December 15, 2022)(CNBNews)--A Bellmawr Police Officer who was accused of sucker-punching a man at a wedding held at the Marion Catering Hall, Cinnaminson in May 2019 has been found innocent of all charges, according to court documents obtained by CNBNews. Those documents, dated December 14, 2020, from the Cinnaminson Municipal Court, titled “Civil Action Expungement Order, state in part, "THIS MATTER having resulted in an arrest/charge not resulting in a conviction or adjudication of delinquency (dismissal, acquittal, discharge without a find of guilt) for ANTHONY J. FRANKLIN, and it appears that the... Read more →


NJ Takes Abortion One Step Further; Pre-born Child Doesn't Have Any Rights in the Garden State

source LiveActions...(CNBNews see video below) +++++ N.J. bill codifying abortion access signed into law By EmmaLee Italia - TRENTON, NJ-(January 13, 2022)--The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act – the legislative push to enshrine and expand abortion rights in New Jersey – was signed into law Jan. 13 by Gov. Phil Murphy. The law, which passed in the State Legislature Jan. 10 by wide margins, codifies the New Jersey Supreme Court’s 1982 decision to affirm the right to abortion. “This law departs from the fundamental Catholic teaching that all life is sacred from conception to natural death,” the state’s Catholic Bishops... Read more →


The 3PM Manhattan Gang and Their Meetings

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews A Manhattan Cocktail Seeing John Barron’s name today in the comments section of our page reminded me of the 3 O’clock Manhattan gang that was active in the late 70s and 80s in Gloucester City. It was a select group, made up of longtime businessmen, politicians, and residents. Most every day during the week between 3 and 4 PM they would meet at the Brown Street home of John Lincoln or the Highland Blvd., home of Henry Barron. They would discuss what was happening in Gloucester City and at times what was going on... Read more →


Klemm Avenue I-76 Overpass Work To Begin; Repairs Will Close A Major Gloucester City Highway

Aerial view of the Klemm Avenue I-76 overpass provided by Google street view William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 12, 2022)--The repairs to one of the most dangerous overpasses in the nation, known as the “I-76 overpass Klemm Ave.” in Gloucester City, will begin in 10 days on Saturday, January 22. The repairs will shutdown a portion of Klemm Avenue, a major roadway in and out of the City indefinitely according to a press release from the Gloucester City Police Department. From that press release, Effective January 22, 2022, Klemm Avenue will be indefinitely closed, between... Read more →


GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY: In 1982 Two Upstanding Citizens Rebuked by City Mayor and Councilman

CORRECTED/UPDATED January 11, 2022 (see below) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor In 1982 two long-time Gloucester City residents spoke out about the increase in the local purpose tax that year at the monthly City council meeting. At the time I hadn't covered too many of those meetings so I was surprised at the way the two Democrat politicians, Mayor Bill Gartland and Councilman Fred Anzide attacked these people for asking a question. After all, I thought didn't the politicians work for those residents? One of the men complaining at that April 8, 1982 council meeting was Jim Durkin... Read more →


153rd Reorganization Meeting of the Mayor/Common Council of Gloucester City, Thursday at 7 PM

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(January 4, 2021)--The 153rd Re-organization meeting of Mayor and Council, will be held Thursday, January 6 at 7 PM at the police administration building, 313 Monmouth Street in council chambers. The public is invited and urged to attend. The meeting will begin with the swearing-in of Democrat incumbent council members George Berglund, Ward 1, James Johnson, Ward 2, Nancy Baus, Ward 3, and Derek Timm, councilman-at-large one-year unexpired term. Mayor and Council added more titles to the resume of Acting City Administrator/Police Chief Brian Morrell. The two additional positions are: Commissioner to the Camden County Joint Insurance... Read more →


CNBNewsnet Wishes All a Happy, Healthy, New Year

Thank You To Those who advertised over the past year Thank You To Those who submitted comments, a tip, or a photo MAY THIS YEAR OF 2022 BE A year of Health & Happiness A year of Wealth & Wisdom A year of Peace & Prosperity A year of Love & Laughter ++++ Wishing All of You HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVE Bill and Connie Cleary, plus Peyton **** Read more →


CHRISTMAS EVE:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Bellmawr and Brooklawn (Chapter 16))

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews SUCH A PEACEFUL SCENE--The Gloucester City Municipal Building; in the background is St. Marys Church. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve. How many remember going to Christmas Eve mass at St. Mary's Church which was held at midnight. I am talking about a time when a person who was Catholic had to be tough. For example in those days, you couldn't eat meat on Fridays. Something to do with the Pope's brother-in-law owning a fish market. I am just kidding about the fish market but that was the time period you didn't... Read more →


Merry Christmas To All from ClearysNoteBook

CNBNewsnet Wishing your Christmas be filled with peace, love and good health. Thank you for your support and loyalty Warmest Regards... Peyton...Don't Forget Me! Bill and Connie Cleary Sr. https://www.gloucestercitynews.net Read more →