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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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


STANFORD STUDY: Coronavirus misperceptions widespread in early weeks

The belief that surgical masks are at least 95% effective in preventing you from getting the virus, and the belief that children are at a particularly high risk of death when infected with the virus. ALL UNTRUE. Survey author Pascal Geldsetzer, MD, PhD AuthorTracie WhitePublished onMarch 23, 2020 Using a hand dryer, rinsing your nose with saline, taking antibiotics and gargling with mouthwash are all ineffective methods of preventing coronavirus infection, and yet a substantial number of participants in a Stanford survey circulated in late... 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... Read more →


47 Employees of Thermoseal® Industries LLC, Gloucester City to be Laid Off June 30

Thermoseal shipping department 600 Jersey Avenue at 5th Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) (Gloucester City, NJ)(May 11, 2020)—Senneca Holdings, Fifth Street, and Jersey Avenue, the parent company of Thermoseal® Industries LLC have filed a notice with the State of New Jersey that it will layoff 47 employees at its Gloucester City plant effected June 30. Senneca Holdings Corporate Office located on 5th Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) Established in 1956, Thermoseal manufactures and sells doors and insulating glass units used as part of the display,... Read more →


Happy Mothers Day to All The Moms in The World

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. I feel it is a nice tribute not An earlier photo of our mom only to her but to... Read more →


Spencer Hopes Feds Bailout Small Towns; Schools to Be Demolished; Development Plans In Limbo

(UPDATED May 16, 2020)-- Regarding the cost to demolish the Highland Park School and the plans for the property Terri Weeks, Gloucester High School Business Administrator said, "The Highland Park demolition project bid was awarded to the Ambient Group in the amount of $254,400. The district is in discussion with regards to the use of the property after the demolition project is complete. " William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(May 8, 2020)--Earlier this week CNBNews spoke with Gloucester City Mayor Dan Spencer... Read more →


CNB Tips & Snippets: More on GCity Shooting; Lipkin's Closing; Beaches Open; No Matter What!

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews UPDATE ON SHOOTING--Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, was asked for an update on last week's random shooting in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Thursday, April 30 two vehicles parked in the 900 unit block of Powell near Lane Avenue were struck by bullets in the morning. Further investigation by police led to the discovery of a third vehicle and a residence on Lane Avenue near Little Hunter being struck by bullets also.... Read more →


Today's Chuckle: Jon Stewart's 2015 Shtick of Joe Biden

VIDEO Joe Biden was called out by Jon Stewart and the “Daily Show” for “groping” women back in 2015, video from the Comedy Central archives show. In a segment that also featured then-show correspondent Samantha Bee, Stewart played multiple instances of Biden being hands-on with women and noted how all the touching might come back to bite him if he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs,... Read more →


Cars and a Home Struck by Bullets in Riverview Hts. Section of Gloucester City; Police Investigating

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(April 30, 2020)--CNBNews received a tip this evening from a Gloucester City resident who asked about a car being hit by bullets on Thursday morning (April 30, 2020) in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police said, "On Thursday, April 30 at 10:21 AM police were dispatched to the 900 Block of Powell Street for a vandalism report. Upon arrival, it was determined that two vehicles parked... Read more →


Some Employees of Produce Market in Brooklawn Have COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus

updated/ corrected Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2020, we received the following Facebook message from Verichio's Produce regarding our questions that we asked on Wednesday. We wanted to know when they first learned that the employee was sick. Did they threaten her or any other employee with being fired if they told anyone they had the illness? Who made the statement we don't know since there was no name with the message As soon as we found out one of our employees had come down with... Read more →


(Video) Wide View of Philadelphia Flyover

CNBNews photo (CNBNews.net) (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (April 28, 2020)--The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, honored frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton, and Philadelphia. Below is a wide view of the Philadelphia flyover taken from Holt Logistics Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, NJ. CNBNews would like to thank Leo Holt, Kurt Ferry, and Jerry Madden for their hospitality. Several hundred people crowded the Gloucester City... Read more →


Republican Hirsh Singh: “Open Up The New Jersey Economy”

LINWOOD, NJ (April 28, 2020)--— Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Hirsh Singh called for the calibrated reopening of the New Jersey economy and ending the lockdown of the state. While speaking to his supporters, Singh presented his plan that would not only open up the economy, but also help contain the spread of COVID-19. According to Singh's plan, we should continue all efforts to contain and control the virus in the areas that have been hit the hardest, but in areas where we have healthy... Read more →


CNBNews March & April Cheers and Jeers

Jakob, a Gloucester City Middle School student doing his part to fight the pandemic (source https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterMEC/) CHEERS-Jakob, a Gloucester City resident who is an 8th grader at the Gloucester City Middle School is making ear relief bands for doctors and nurses. The doctors and nurses wear masks for 12+ hours straight. Because of this, their ears get irritated and leave marks and cuts. The masks can attach to the ear relief bands and take the pressure off their ears. Jakob’s dad has a machine that... Read more →


Congressman Says Banning Church Services Violates First Amendment

March 13, 2020 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards expressing concerns that an executive order banning church services with more than 250 people would violate First Amendment protections in the U.S. Constitution. The letter reads, in part, “As you know, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution specifically bars the government from making laws respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. I agree that all our constituents and religious... Read more →


Pennsylvania Hotels See Occupancy Rates Plummet as Result of Virus Restrictions

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Hotels across Pennsylvania are struggling as the COVID-19 outbreak has caused occupancy rates to plummet in the just last few weeks. According to Pittsburgh’s WESA-FM, the city’s downtown lodging places typically have a booking rate of about 65 percent in mid-March. This year, they’re about 7 percent filled. In and around Philadelphia, a number of hotels have announced layoffs or furloughs, including the Warwick Rittenhouse Square and Wyndham Garden hotels. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported... Read more →


CNB Opinion: A Change is Needed, and Needed Fast

"If this government-ordered shutdown continues for much more than another week or two, the human cost of job losses and bankruptcies will exceed what most Americans imagine." ~Wall Street Journal Op-Ed William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor What this Coronavirus Pandemic is doing to the United States of America is beyond belief. Never in recent memory has anything like this happened in our country. If someone had told you in January that the government would... Stop you from going to work Force you to... Read more →


Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location

UPDATED (see asterisk below) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC--We have been in South Carolina for several weeks and will be home this weekend. Each February-March we, like so many other snowbirds from the north, head south to get away from the cold temperatures. We stay in a rented home on Hilton Head Island. Like most people we have been captivated by how devastating this Wuhan virus (also known as the Coronavirus) has become. Sadly more and more people are dying... Read more →


Wuhan Virus News, GCity Cop Praised, Lions Roar, SJ Singer on American Idol, Cops Despise D.A. Krasner

William E. Cleary Sr. TIPS AND SNIPPETS TWO NJ RESIDENTS DIE FROM VIRUS-- Gov. Phil Murphy said Saturday (March 15), via a Tweet that a second state resident had died from COVID-19: Sad to announce our second death of an individual with #COVID19 – a female in her 50s who was being treated at @CentraState Medical Center in Monmouth County. AS OF MARCH 14, 2020 there have been 69 positive cases of the Wuhan virus in New Jersey. A breakdown by county reveals: Bergen County:... Read more →


Gloucester City Staying on Top of the Corona Virus Crisis

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 11, 2020)--Gloucester City Mayor Daniel Spencer has released the following statement regarding the City's response to the Corona Virus crisis. City of Gloucester officials have been in constant contact with representatives of the Camden County Health Department and Office of Emergency Management on the ever-widening Corona Virus crisis. The City and its various departments have been meeting on this issue and are doing everything in their power to help educate the citizens of Gloucester City and to do their part in... Read more →


Gloucester City Announces Plans to Develop a Section of the Broadway Corridor

"I want to emphasize we have no intention of claiming homes/residences that are presently owner-occupied." ~ Dan Spencer, Gloucester City Mayor William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 6, 2020)--The City of Gloucester City mailed out a notice yesterday, (Thursday) to 172 residents and business owners about plans to spruce up properties along a section of the Broadway corridor. The area under consideration for redevelopment includes North Broadway from Carrs Hardware at Broadway and Paul Street south to Broadway and Market Street,... Read more →


Two-Alarm Fire in Audubon; Parents at Cold Springs Upset; Giving Spirit Alive in GCity

BY William E. Cleary Sr. FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN AUDUBON--A home in the unit block of East Vassar Road, Audubon was destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon around 3 PM. Fire companies from Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim, and Oaklyn responded to the two-alarm fire, reported the Courier Post. Three women were in the three-story home at the time. The property was an Oxford House which is a home for people in recovery. One of the occupants said she lived at the house... Read more →


1000's Attend St. Mary's/ Gloucester City Irish Parade (photos)

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 3, 2020)--This year's parade, held Sunday, March 1, was "much bigger than last year", said Mayor Dan Spencer. "Between all the marchers and spectators it was estimated upwards of 5,000 people in town.'" Spencer said, "I would like to extend my appreciation to all of our parade sponsors especially the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, all of our great city employees from the Public Works Department, Police and Fire Departments, Camden County Special Events Department, Msgr. William... Read more →


LINE OF MARCH

SAINT MARY’S/GLOUCESTER CITY FIFTH ANNUAL SAINT PATRICK’S PARADE SUNDAY, MARCH 1

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 29, 2020)----The annual St. Mary's Parish/Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled to begin at 1 PM sharp rain or shine. The parade will take the same route as last year, forming and staging at the Martin’s Lake area, at Johnson Blvd. and Baynes Ave. marching on Johnson Blvd. to Monmouth Street, up Monmouth Street to King, and dispersing at the former Coast Guard Base parking lot, King and Cumberland Streets. It will begin at Johnson Blvd... Read more →


‘With malice toward none; with charity for all …’

Written by Carl Peters/Diocese of Camden After years of civil war, Abraham Lincoln was under pressure to drop the abolition of slavery as a condition for peace with the confederate forces. He refused, saying, “The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what may.” “When Lincoln said this, he fully expected to lose the election in November,” the Civil War historian James M. McPherson noted. But a couple of major military victories helped sweep him to victory. (New... Read more →


Long-Time Gloucester City Resident and Vietnam War Veteran Needs Our Help

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)—Bob Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, needs some help from his friends and residents of the community. Bob is battling stage 4 prostate cancer. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. He believes his cancer was caused by Agent Orange which was dropped on the jungles of Vietnam by U.S. planes and helicopters to kill the heavy vegetation. Bob Kotter (2018 CNBNews photo) Recently his chemotherapy was increased to four times... Read more →


Brooklawn School Property 4-Sale; What's Up At Paulsboro Marine Terminal? ; Johnny Hockey & Buddy Robinson; New Freeholder; Strike A Pose

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net FOR SALE! BROOKLAWN CHURCH PROPERTY—The former St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, 401 Community Drive, Brooklawn which was purchased by the Brooklawn Board of Education for $720,000 in 2014 is up for sale. The asking price is $785,000. The Board had planned on using the buildings for classrooms and administrative offices but the development never materialized. Gloucestercitynews.net file photo The property, which is adjacent to the Alice Costello Grammar School, is situated on 2 acres with frontage on U.S. Route... Read more →


Community Reformers Call on DPRA Members to Investigate Questionable Land Dealings

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 17, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Community reformers jammed the Delaware River Port Authority meeting on Wednesday calling on the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to investigate the connection of the DRPA board members with political Sue Altman, state director of New Jersey Working Families was dragged from a hearing in Nov. where George E. Norcross III testified he did not manipulated New Jersey’s controversial tax incentive program for his benefit (photo courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer) power broker George Norcross III. The Philadelphia Inquirer... Read more →


CNBNEWS January 2020 Cheers & Jeers

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews. net JEER-Something has to be done about the dilapidated house (photo above) that sits at the entrance of Gloucester City at Essex Street and Collings Road. People coming into our community are getting the wrong impression of the city because of the appearance of this property. CHEER--William Ackley, Gloucester City's Chief Housing Inspector & Zoning Official said the Essex Street house has been approved as a redevelopment project under a new ordinance that was recently passed. "We are in... Read more →


PART II: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019

PART I: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019 Dave Pollander Jr., Owner of Dave's Auto Repair & Towing; Age 58 Monday, July 01, 2019 David F. Pollander, Jr. (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ )(July 1, 2019)--Surrounded by his loving family, on June 28, 2019. Age 58. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of the late Dave and Marlene Pollander. Survived by his... Read more → What's Gloucester City Jr Sr High School’s Equity Rating? Thursday, July 04, 2019 To see the complete report for GHS... Read more →


PART I: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019

Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers Ready for New Year's Day; Their Theme is "Mummers University" Monday, December 31, 2018 BROOKLAWN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(December 31, 2018)--Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers held their last practice Saturday and are looking forward to their annual march in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year's Day. This is their 41st parade.... Read more → Westville Joins Gloucester County EMS Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Westville is the 21st town to join GCEMS Westville Twp., NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Freeholder... Read more →


Dawn DiGiacomo Loved Life; Died Too Soon

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 29, 2019)--—Funeral services for Dawn DiGiacomo will be held this afternoon starting 4 PM to 6 PM at McCann-Healey Funeral Home 851 Monmouth Dawn DiGiacomo Street., Gloucester City. Dawn was a lifelong resident of Gloucester educated in the local Catholic School system, She graduated from Gloucester Catholic in 1987. Her husband Vince DiGiacomo said he and Dawn were together for 32 years. He said that Dawn wasn't sick for very long. "She was having... Read more →


When a Loved One with Alzheimer’s is at the Holiday Table”

Tips for Most Dining Enjoyment As Dementia Touches More New Jersey Families [Woodbury, NJ] -- Family gatherings around the dining room table are beloved holiday high points. With the number of people in New Jersey living with Alzheimer’s increasing, many of the get-togethers will include a loved one with a form of memory loss or dementia. Annette Simmons, executive director with Woodbury Mews, can provide tips on how to ensure holiday meals are most festive and enjoyable for everyone at the table. Key Points There... Read more →