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How did a bunch of little things turn into a “BIG THING” in our community?

Hanging flower baskets on Monmouth Street are still hanging with dead flowers for the past 5 weeks. Welcome to Gloucester signs are not maintained sending a negative message to people coming into our town. Litter laws have to be enforced in parking lots of retail stores especially on Broadway. Every year the city has to be reminded to hang the Betsy Ross Flags along our Riverfront Park. This is not done yet in 2021. Put your recyclables out in a proper container with a lid to prevent neighborhood litter. Teak benches on Freedom Pier should be reinstalled on stronger brackets.... Read more →


A CNBNews OPRA Request for the Police Weekly Call Log Uncovers 491 Incidents Between June 29-July 7

UPDATED EDITOR'S NOTE: The information below, including a previous article about the large crowd of people, congregated at the Chosen Profection Soul Food on July 3 was obtained from an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request submitted by CNBNews. The police department stopped issuing a weekly crime report some time ago. As such we requested the release of the department's Activity Log for the period of June 29 through July 7, 2021. From the 491 incidents that were listed on the 103 pages we received, we were able to compile the list of crimes and other incidents that appear below.... Read more →


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

Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet comment rules, subject to change. Starting immediately we will 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... Read more →


Gloucester City Business Owner Hosts Party for 200 People; Crowd Caused A Fracas, Blocked Traffic on Market St.

Looking east on Market Street from Broadway towards the railroad tracks. The Chosen Profection Soul Food store is on the right inside the yellow circle. Members of the Gloucester City Police Department responded to two calls to that location on July 3. According to GCPD Activity docket the first time the police responded was 8:47 PM, the caller said there was a large crowd of people standing outside the store; some of the people were underage and they were drinking alcohol. Two hours later, the crowd had grown to 200 people. (Photo credit Google Maps and Brianna) William E. Cleary... Read more →


Some Thoughts on the Cancellation of Gloucester City's Police Department Weekly Crime Report

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews https://gloucestercitynews.net In June residents were telling us there were several larcenies committed in Gloucester City. Since the City Police Department has stopped issuing weekly crime reports we asked the police to release their records about that crime over a period of two to three weeks. We were told to submit an OPRA request for that information. Instead of asking for the number of thefts over a three-week period, we narrowed it down to just one week. The OPRA was submitted on June 28. Because of the 4th of July holiday and the city offices... Read more →


Joel Taylor Arrested for Gloucester City Shooting; Charged with Attempted Murder and other Crimes

VICTIM SHOT SEVEN TIMES UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 17, 2021)--Residents in this small community of 11,000 plus people have been waiting a week for more information about a shooting last Saturday night on the 300 unit block of Essex Street. One person was shot seven times, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Some media outlets are reporting the victim is a 18-year-old Gloucester City man. The suspect who allegedly committed the crime, is from Camden City. Camden and Gloucester City share the same border. Essex Street is about a mile from Camden.... Read more →


Gloucester City's New School Superintendent Salary Starts at $165,000 and Increases to $175,100

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY,NJ—A new district superintendent was hired by the Gloucester City Board of Education at the June 29 meeting by an unanimous vote. Sean Gorman, former Gloucester High Principal assumed the position on July 1 with a starting salary of $165,000. Over the life of the three year contract Gorman's salary will increase by $10,100 or to $175,100 in 2025, the final year. A month before naming Gorman school superintendent, the Board, on May 12, 2021, gave him a new $136,827 contract for the position of high school principal for the period of July... Read more →


Gloucester City Police and Firefighter Rescue Woman from Delaware River

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 12, 2021)--A 911 call was received by Gloucester City Police and the Fire Department around 10:30 AM stating a woman was seen floating in distress near the North Wind Schooner at Freedom Pier. The schooner docking at Freedom Pier (photo courtesy of https://northwindsail.org Police spokesperson Lt. Jason Flood, said Police Officer Michael Becker was the first to arrive at the scene. He saw the victim hanging precariously to a rope that was attached to the schooner. Her face was barely above the water. Since the gate of the security fence... Read more →


CNBNews Cheer and Jeers for JUNE/JULY 2021

CHEER—A total of 137 households in Camden County will share $215,000 from 92 people in eight United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations, as well as other church agencies, to abolish medical debt, the group announced recently. Together, the UCC has abolished more than $9 million in medical debt in four states, including more than $8 million in New Jersey. Their latest debt-relief campaign raised $65,522.21, according to the UCC. JEER—Sunday, July 4, 2021, a day that families and friends gather to thank our forefathers who died and fought for our Independence. That is what the agenda for the day is... Read more →


Detectives Investigating Shooting of Pennsauken 16-Year-Old Male

Camden City, NJ- Detectives are investigating a shooting of a 16-year-old male in the 3700 block of Herbert Avenue in Pennsauken, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Acting Pennsauken Police Chief Phillip Olivo. Police and EMS were dispatched to the area at 7:58 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, police located the juvenile male victim who had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The male was later taken to an area hospital for treatment. Investigation revealed that the driver and/or occupants of the below vehicle... Read more →


Essex Street Residents Say Multiple Shots Fired at Victim; Authorities Slow to Release Information

Updated The shooting in Gloucester City happened on the 300-unit block of Essex Street inside the circle across from the auto dealer which is located on the right in the photo (see arrow). The time of the shooting was approximately 8:30 PM. According to several people who live in the same area they heard multiple shots being fired. (gloucestercitynews.net photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 11, 2021)--The suspect involved in the shooting in Gloucester City Saturday night on the 300 unit block of Essex Street hasn't been arrested, according to the Camden County Prosecutors Office... Read more →


DEVELOPING STORY: SHOOTING IN GLOUCESTER CITY, VICTIM IN STABLE CONDITION

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 11, 2021)--There was a shooting Saturday night on the 300 unit block of Essex Street, near Burlington Street. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic According to Brian Morrell, Gloucester City Police Chief/City Administrator, "The last update is the victim is in stable condition. A suspect has been identified. All other information will be released by the Camden County Prosecutors Office." We have reached out to the CCPO for the particulars of what happened and are waiting for a reply. CNBNews received several inquires about the incident around 10 PM Saturday night. According to the... Read more →


CNBNews Editorial:

SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE!

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Battle of Baltimore image courtesy of historycentral.com Recently some unknown Olympic hopeful came in third at a track meet. Instead of accepting the fan's gratitude and standing proudly for the raising of our Flag and the playing of the country's National Anthem she decided this was the time "To protest for Her People"! The Liberal media and the Left, and some on the Right applauded her for turning her back on our flag and country. She is not that good so you won't be seeing her win any medals at the Olympics in... Read more →


OPINION: Protestors Demand $900 Million for Illegal Immigrants Living in New Jersey

Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files William E. Cleary Sr.| CNBNews Immigrants in the state of New Jersey that are here illegally are demanding more money from the taxpayers of the state. And, Phil Murphy, the Democrat Governor of the state, is willing to give it to them especially since he is up for re-election in November. Presently illegals are not allowed to vote. But, they are allowed to drive in New Jersey, thanks to Murphy and his Democrat controlled legislature. Given the importance of driver’s licenses for voting, this seems a dangerous step toward ushering illegal immigrants to the polls. According to... Read more →


E-bikes, E-scooters, E-skateboards Can Be Deadly

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Related: Video of a super electric scooter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 30, 2021)(CNBNewsnet)--Have you noticed the E-bikes, E-scooters and E-skateboards buzzing throughout the city of Gloucester City and elsewhere over the past year or two. The Governor of NJ signed a law in 2019 making them legal to ride on the street. The law states you must be 16 or older to drive one but we have seen youngsters that look no older than 10 or 11 riding them down the street and sidewalks. Most of these kids are not wearing a helmet.... Read more →


VIDEOS: Federal Government Transporting Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Texas Border to New Jersey and Elsewhere

By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews A busload of illegal immigrants board a bus in Texas headed to the state of New Jersey, and the State of New York. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 protestors were stopping traffic on the NJ Turnpike demanding more money for the illegals from the taxpayers of the state. So far they have received $40 million. (image courtesy of The Center for Immigration Studies) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(June 30, 2021)--This week former President Donald Trump will be visiting Texas to talk with Gov Greg Abbot about the crisis that has exploded out of control since... Read more →


Eleven Members of Pagans MC Arrested; Included in Indictment are Two Local Gang Members (Videos)

Included in the indictment are two local club members Nicholas Bucciarelli, a.k.a. "Booch," 56, of Brooklawn, and Michael Dorazo, aka "Cage," 42, of Gloucester City... Luis Arocho, aka “LuRoc,” 43, of Keansburg NEWARK, N.J. (June 28, 2021)– Two high-ranking members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club were arrested today for assault in aid of racketeering, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Luis Arocho, aka “LuRoc,” 43, of Keansburg, New Jersey, and Maurice Guzman, aka “Dawg,” 51, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of aggravated assault in aid of racketeering. They are scheduled to appear by videoconference today... Read more →


A Gloucester City Good Samaritan Catches Wise Guy Bike Thief

“You can have it back, I didn’t like it anyway," ~Bratty bike thief William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 28, 2021)--Another bike was stolen in the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City. But, because of a quick-thinking concerned citizen, the bike was returned to the owner. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said around 845am on Thursday he saw a Latin American juvenile, about 12-14 years old, grab a bike from a nearby Thompson Avenue residence. RELATED: Thieves Targeting Bicycles in Gloucester City The Good Samaritan said, "The juvenile flew up the street pedaling as... Read more →


UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION:

Prices for Gloucester City Homes Increasing; But, Over 800 Properties with Liens Or In Foreclosure

William E. Cleary Sr.| CNBNews (June 10, 2021)--CNBNewsnet has been watching the real estate market in Gloucester City and has noticed the prices of homes in the community are increasing. One home in the Riverview Heights section of the city received 14 bids from interested buyers before selling it for more money than they were asking for it. There are 64 residential properties listed ranging from a low of $39,900 for the three-bedroom home at 110 N Sussex St. to a high of $250,000 for the six-bedroom home at 222 Monmouth Street. Looking through the list of residential properties we... Read more →


West Winds Wellness, Gloucester City, and Other Pot Vendors Ordered to Cease and Desist

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews NEWARK – As New Jersey implements the State’s new adult-use cannabis law, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that the Division of Consumer Affairs today issued warning letters to businesses that claim to offer free “gifts” of marijuana or cannabis items with purchases of snacks, baked goods, or other products. The letters state that New Jersey will enforce the limits of the adult-use cannabis law to protect the integrity of the regulated market from competition by unlicensed businesses. In letters warning four New Jersey-based vendors – Sky High Munchies, Slumped Kitchen LLC, NJGreenDirect.com... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through Gloucester City, and Haddon Lake, Audubon (Chapter X)

UPDATED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 14, THE DAY COMING TO AN END--One night last week around 9:15 PM we caught the last glimpse of daylight before the dark sky of night closed over the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City. We took the photo with the Apple iPhone 11 LOVE YOUR MONEY--The new Gloucester High football field and running track around the field is finished. Work on the $1.3 million jobs began at the beginning of the year and ended in May. The arrow is pointing to two members of the construction crew putting the finishing touches on the field.... Read more →


CNBNews Opinion:

Who Will Be Gloucester City's New Mayor?

UPDATED/CORRECTION Correction: Joe Gorman, is the father-in-law of Councilman Johnson, not Fran Gorman. Also, Bowie's brother-in-law is not former mayor, Bob Gorman. Bob Gorman is the son of Fran Gorman and nephew of Joe Gorman. Lastly, Bob Gorman and Kate Gorman are cousins. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Come out, come out, whoever you are... GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 20, 2021)--We had our fingers crossed that Dan Spencer who replaced former Gloucester City Mayor William James was going to be the answer to the development of the city's waterfront. Spencer's four-year term began on January 6, 2019 and was... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Raid West Winds Wellness Cannabis/Apparel Store

Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 27, 2021)--The West Winds Wellness store, 340 South Broadway was raided yesterday afternoon, May 26, around 4:15 PM. by members of the Gloucester City Detective Bureau, the Gloucester City Patrol Division, and the Camden County Sheriff's Department S.E.R.T. Eight officers were involved in Wednesday's investigation; Detective Keith O'Donnell (Case Agent), Detective Sergeant Carl Depoder, Detective Joe Hopkins, Investigator John Bryszewski, and Officers Greg Coxe, George Spingler, Sean Gartland, and William Defoney. West Winds store 340 S. Broadway, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) The store opened earlier this week. After... Read more →


West Winds Cannabis/Apparel Store Opens in Gloucester City; Nearby Residents Not Happy

UPDATED: Sometime Thursday afternoon, the Gloucester City Police shut down the West Winds Wellness Store, for allegedly selling marijuana. We have reached out to both the Gloucester City Police and Michael Mahoney, the owner of the business for a response. Once we have more information we will release it. ~CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -(May 25, 2021)(CNBNews)--West Winds Wellness, a cannabis/apparel store, opened its doors recently at 340 South Broadway. Several nearby residents contacted CNBNews wondering why they were never told that this business was moving into their neighborhood. They were concerned about the limited... Read more →


Gloucester City School Board Seeking Bids for Middle School Field Lights

After Spending $1.3 Million for a New High School Field The Board NOW Wants to Spend Your Money on stadium lighting at the Middle School...Why? William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(May 5, 2021)--The Gloucester City Board of Education is advertising for bids for Exterior Field Lighting at the Gloucester City Middle School at 500 Market Street. The project consists of but is not limited to, providing field lighting poles and fixtures on previously installed concrete bases utilizing previously installed conduit, wiring, and controllers. The bid advertisement (below), which cost taxpayers $158.40 to be published was forwarded... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through Gloucester City's Proprietors Park /Freedom Pier, (IX)

(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(May 23, 2021)--FREEDOM PIER AERIAL VIEW--The first arrow is pointing at Freedom Pier located on the Delaware River, King and Cumberland Streets, Gloucester City, NJ. In the distance is the City of Philadelphia. Proprietors Park and the Gloucester City Marina are on the left side of the arrows and are out of view. A restaurant and marina were first proposed for the city's waterfront in the 1980s. In 1991 the City obtained the deed to the Freedom Pier site from the federal government for $1 which included the four-story Coast Guard Building at King and Cumberland Streets. The... Read more →


CNB Tips/Snippets:

Area Schools Getting Millions; Waterfront Restaurant/Storage Facility for Brooklawn

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews LOVE YOUR MONEY--Washington has announced it is sending $2.765 billion to the state of New Jersey's Department of Education to be dispensed to school districts throughout the state. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files According to the Courier Post, the Camden City School District will receive the highest amount of funding – $100 million – under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund in the ARP Act. The funding formula is based on Title 1 No Child Left Behind standing and other factors. A random list of schools in the Camden County region and the money... Read more →


Gloucester City Little League Coach Dominic Staiano Retiring After 50 Years

UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City LL coach Dom Staiano looking at photos of some of the teams he coached over his 50-year career (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(May 9, 2021)--After 50 years of being a volunteer member of the Gloucester City Little League organization, Dominic Staiano has decided it is time that someone else takes his spot. The 81-year-old city resident got involved with the local Little League in 1971 helping to maintain the field and the equipment. A few years later when his son was old enough to play ball in the PeeWee Staiano... Read more →


CNBNews Cheers and Jeers for April 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER – Thank goodness Gloucester City signed a no Marijuana smoking or vaping law prohibiting anyone to use those products on public lands, property, or outdoor events. We can only hope it is truly enforced. Even though it is now legal recreationally we don’t need the entire city smelling like a dirty diaper. Feel free to do what you want in the privacy of your own but please don’t subject others to your vices or health risks. JEER -The Gloucester City Police Department released a press statement in April with the headline Gloucester City... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY:

Radon Excavation Work Ongoing at Ferry's Fence and Holt Marine Terminal

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021)--The removable of the radon material from the Ferry Fence office property on 7th Street began this year in January. The area encompasses 4600 square feet. The cost for this work is estimated at $500,000. The arrows point to air monitors put in place to monitor the quality of the air. Because of a low water table, according to an EPA spokesperson, the excavation pit in front of the property filled up with water. That section of 7th Street has been in deplorable conditions since the late 80s because of poor... Read more →


Salaries Listed for the 312 Employees of the Gloucester City Public School System

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Gloucester High School athletic field is near completion. The cost of the field was $1.3 million to install. (CNBNews photo credit) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(April 30, 2021)(CNBNews)--Have you ever wondered how many Gloucester City Board of Education employees were working for you, the taxpayer of Gloucester City? Would you like to know the salary for each full-time employee? Fortunately, the website https://govsalaries.com/ provides that information to all that are interested. Gloucester City Public Schools Salaries According to govsalaries.com, the number of employees at Gloucester City Public Schools in the year 2019 was 312. The... Read more →


City of Gloucester Employs 186 Employees; the 2018 Cost for Salaries $12.9M

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City Municipal Building (photo by Steve Skipton) published Gloucestercitynews.net February 2010 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(April 30, 2021)(CNBNews)--Have you ever wondered how many full-time employees work for the City of Gloucester City? Would you like to know the salary for each of those employees? Fortunately, the website https://govsalaries.com/ provides that data to all that are interested. A breakdown of salaries and pensions from the City's user-friendly budget for 2018, the last one published on their website, reveals: 9 supervisory staff (Department heads and managers) cost $1,366,407 police officers, including superior officers 30, cost, $4,109,256 firemen,... Read more →


Mayor of Gloucester City Makes Surprise Announcement, Will Resign June 1st

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 26, 2021)--Gloucester City Mayor Dan Spencer this evening made a surprise announcement that he was resigning from office effective June 1, 2021. The announcement was made on his personal Facebook page. He gave no precise reason why he was quitting although he did say, "It is with a heavy heart that I must do what is best for me and my family at this time." Spencer worked for 30 years for the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. He retired in 2004. Although he had said many times... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester Without Internet, Computers, Television or Cell Phones

UPDATED with new information below the original article William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The "Rough & Ready" guys are (bottom) from left, Jungle Murphy, Pete Coppola, Bob Grub, Beaver, Butch Shaffer (circle), Jake Burkardt, Bill "Wiby" Yeager, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Clements, Stanley Schellcroft. (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(April 26, 2021)--The other day we had a surprise visit from our long-time friend Howard Butch Shaffer. Butch has been living in South Carolina for some time but he was born and raised in Gloucester City. Invariably we got talking about our memories of Gloucester back in the day without the... Read more →


Man and Woman from Mt. Ephraim and Camden City Indicted on Drug Charges

According to the indictment the woman supplied high dose Oxycodone Pills to Rocco DePoder of Gloucester City, NJ Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (APRIL 22, 2021)-- A federal grand jury today separately indicted a Camden man and woman for selling oxycodone pills as part of their roles in South Jersey high-dosage oxycodone trafficking rings, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honigannounced. Maurice Williams, 40, of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, was charged in a five-count indictment with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, distributing and possessing with intent to distribute quantities of oxycodone, and attempting to do... Read more →


Gloucester City Has A New Police Officer; Gloucester City Police Chief's Salary $195,000

UPDATED/CORRECTED photo provided William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Mayor Daniel Spencer administered the oath of office to newly hired Police Officer Nay’shon Obey recently. Obey will join a 30 member force at a starting salary of $59.457 plus benefits. Under the union contract, police officers are entitled to sick leave, medical insurance for themselves and their families, dental, eyeglasses, and prescription insurance. Plus the city pays for the officer to receive his college degree. According to the union contract between the City of Gloucester City and PBA Local #40 dated 2013 to 2017, a police officer with... Read more →


CNBNEWS CHEERS AND JEERS FOR MARCH 2021

CHEER--The Cold Springs administration and staff put together a well-organized and safe event for students. They met with families outside to thank us for our help and support throughout this school year and also gave each student a brand new book along with an Easter egg and visit from the Easter bunny. The kids all seemed to enjoy themselves! JEER--Gloucester City is one of the most depressed communities in New Jersey. How can we afford to pay our public servants 60% more than what our middle-class homeowners are earning? We the taxpayers have become the servants who only exist to... Read more →


Chapter VIII:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Port Royal, VA., and Hilton Head Island, SC

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IT ONLY COST $1.3 MILLION !--Construction work on Gloucester High School football field and running track is continuing. The plans call for a synthetic Astro-type material to be placed over the dirt field that has been used for football since the school opened in 1961. This past December the school board voted to approve the million dollars plus project. ++++ GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL--The top photo above a contractor is seeding the field behind the football stadium last week. Once the seed was down the workers laid straw over it to keep the birds, geese,... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: New Jersey sees better job numbers in February

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) (March 25, 2021)– Total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey increased by 10,700 in February, improving meager job growth numbers reported a month ago. The Garden State has regained 364,000 of the jobs lost in March and April 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. That represents about 51 percent of the lost jobs. The state’s unemployment rate for February was 7.8%, unchanged from January. The January rate was revised down by 0.1 percentage point. “New Jersey picked up 10,700 jobs in February (12,100 in the private sector),”... Read more →


Don't Tell Mom; Area Drug Dealers Arrested; Joe Fell Because?; Countywide School Districts; ETC.

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS UPDATE/March 26, 2021: Parents will get word from the police if their minor children are caught with alcohol or marijuana, under new legislation sent to the governor, according to The Asbury Park Press. The Asbury Park Press article states, "The Senate and Assembly passed measures Thursday requiring police to notify the parents of anyone under 18 years old who is found possessing or using marijuana or alcohol, even on a first offense, patching up what many legislators, law enforcement and parents deemed to be a hole in the New Jersey legal weed laws enacted last month.... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: NJ ONE OF THE HIGHEST TAXED STATES IN THE NATION

x By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Marked with higher than the U.S. average in sales, gas, and real estate taxes, New Jersey ranked among the states with the highest amount of overall taxes in the country in a recent analysis. WalletHub, a personal finance website, ranked New Jersey No. 42 in its analysis of states with the lowest tax rates. According to WalletHub researchers, 12.84 percent of a median household’s earnings in the Garden State go toward state and local taxes, compared to 5.84 percent in Alaska, ranked as the state with the... Read more →


PROPERTY TAXES

Gloucester City in the Top 30 with the Highest; Brooklawn in the Top 30 with the Lowest

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Top 30 Communities in New Jersey with the Highest Property Taxes Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files NJ Advance Media released an article recently regarding the 30 communities in the state of New Jersey with the highest property tax rate. Keep in mind that there are 565 towns/cities in the entire state. So to be listed in the top 30, in this case, is not something to brag about. Residents living in any of those 30 communities should call their mayor and city council/commissioners and demand they explain why they are paying more in taxes than... Read more →


Harley The Popular Clydesdale at Lawton Stables Succumbs to Colic/Lipoma; He was 18-Years-Old

UPDATED/ March 21, 2021 Fans of Harley would stop every day to feed him snacks, such as apples and carrots. We asked Lawton Stables if Harley had been sick since January with colic why wasn't he placed in isolation until he was well. And, because of being sick why didn't they stop the public from giving him his daily treats. Too many apples for example, according to equinespot.com can cause serious stomach problems in a horse. A spokesperson for Lawton Stables said "Harley did have a mild episode of colic back in January that completely resolved with supportive fluid therapy... Read more →


Stimulus Funds for Every NJ City; The Monster Buck; Heroin Abuse in NJ Cities; Burn Down D.C.

Courtesy of https://tpzoo.wordpress.com/Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews NJ's Share of the $1.9 Trillion Relief Package: How Much Each Town Gets...NJ105.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 14, 2021)--The State of New Jersey received $10.9 billion in aid from the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law last week by President Joe Biden. Of that amount, $6.434 billion goes to the state government, $189 million to expand broadband internet, $1.823 billion for 21 counties, and $1.741 for 565 municipalities. Some of the cities that received the most include, Camden City ($63,284,330), Newark ($182,647,351), Jersey City ($ 145,818,453), Paterson ($63,716,304). According to NJ105.com... Read more →


The Deplorable Johnson Blvd. Jogging Track; The City is Analyzing the Costs to Repair It

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 12, 2021)--We received a letter from a Gloucester City resident complaining about the condition of the jogging track at Johnson Blvd. and Klemm Avenue. Included with the letter were a number of photos that show the deteriorated walkway along with vandalized monuments. A resident said sections of the asphalt were ripped out so a drainage problem could be fixed. But, the asphalt was never replaced after the work was completed (photo provided) It was built in the 1960s on a landfill that was once all swampland. It encompasses approximately 20... Read more →


CNBNews Cheers & Jeers January & February 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER--The Gloucester High Lady Lions are off to a great start; they are unbeaten through their first seven games. Way to Go Lions. JEER—The recent snowstorms have made it very difficult for people walking, especially when the owner of the property doesn't clear the snow from the walkway. What is especially annoying to pedestrians is being forced into the street because of an icy sidewalk. Most communities have an ordinance requiring sidewalks in their town to be cleaned within so many hours after the snow stops. In Gloucester City, the Snow and Ice Removal... Read more →


*CNBNews Blue Line: How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts

Related: CNBNews Blue Lines The next Camden County sheriff will be a double-dipper – and possibly a triple-dipper The public funds six-figure “sick day” payouts, $2,500 “perfect attendance” bonuses, and lucrative “extra duty” assignments identified in a ProPublica, Asbury Park Press analysis of New Jersey police union contracts. by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press, and Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica Feb. 8, 5 a.m. EST Matt Chase, special to ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. One town’s police contract guaranteed... Read more →


WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6?

William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNews As we watch the impeachment circus on C-Span we keep waiting for someone from the Senate to bring out the truth about what actually happened that day, January 6. The Majority of Democrats instead insisted that Trump incited the crowd and was responsible for the storming of the Capitol building by his supporters. However, the recent letter from Steven A. Sund, former Chief of Police of the U.S.Capital Police to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, contains information about that day that proves just the opposite. And, as expected this information... Read more →


National Weather Forecast for South Jersey

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 7, 2021)(CNBNews)--Me and Peyton started our walk at 10 AM today, the snow was coming down in big flakes, wet, and the sidewalk was slippery in spots. The temperature was 34 degrees. According to the National Weather forecast this afternoon rain and snow, becoming all snow after 1 pm. High near 36. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Monday Sunny, with... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering Through S.J. (Gloucester City, Mt. Ephraim) Chapter VII

CNBNews photo The Gloucester High School opened in 1961-62 and since that date, football teams from both Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic played on a grass field. But not anymore. The grass is being replaced with a synthetic turf type material thanks to taxpayers in Gloucester City and Brooklawn. The exact cost for the work which includes resurfacing of the track is $1,374,917. Related: Eventually, The Well Will Run Dry William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 2, 2021)--One of the areas Peyton likes to walk is behind Gloucester High School. This past Sunday, we were surprised... Read more →