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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 for 18 months with eight others. The women are living in the house while in recovery from substance use disorders. Alicia Carlson, an outreach worker with Oxford House, said that shelter will be found for the displaced occupants. "We'll make... 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 Hodge from St. Mary’s, Charlie Kain, President of the New Jersey Irish Society, Tom Gurick our MC, Bob Kelly from Fox 29 News, Principal Ed Beckett our Grand Marshall from Gloucester Catholic High School, Dr. Dennis Vespe and Principal Sean... 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 and Baynes Avenue, north to Monmouth and Johnson Blvd., move west on Monmouth Street to King Street and south on King Street to Proprietors Park. The following bands and marching units will be in the line of march: South Philadelphia,... 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 a week as cancer has spread to his bones. For a decade or more Bob lived in the family home in the 400 block of Market Street taking care of his elderly parents. He cooked their meals, kept them and... 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 130 south, close to multiple businesses, retail, and other numerous amenities. The listing states it is an ideal property for a daycare, private school, non-profits, professional offices or redevelopment. The total footage of both buildings is 7,013 square feet. The... Read more →


Suspect Driving Under the Influence of Heroin Strikes 2 Vehicles on S. Broadway; 1 Injured

by CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 31, 2020)—Gloucester City Police responded to a traffic accident Thursday, January 30, around 10:20 AM after a car, driven by Jerry Yelverton, crashed into two vehicles waiting in traffic at the intersection of South Broadway and George Street. Several police vehicles along with the Gloucester City Fire Department responded to the scene according to a person who was passing by and saw the commotion. Yelverton, according to Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell was charged with possession of two bags of heroin. "The 42-year-old male, who lives in the 200 unit block of Powell Street, admitted to police that he snorted a bag of heroin before the accident occurred," Morrell said. Yelverton, along with one of the victims were... 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 reported the progressive political groups specifically cited the two parcels of land that the agency sold or optioned for development projects in Camden. “It is time for a full accounting of the facts and to clean house in an agency... 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 the process of claiming that property under the eminent-domain procedure so that it can be rehabbed." Asked about the status of the Crescent Trailer Park, which received unfavorable news last year, Ackley said his office is presently inspecting all of... 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 click here Editor's Note: We reached out to Dr. Dennis Vespe, Gloucester City High School Superintendent and Sean Gorman, Gloucester City High School Principal for a response to... Read more → Meet the Congressman Defending Questionable Tax Breaks for a... 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 Deputy Director Giuseppe 'Joe' Chila announced today that beginning on December 28, 2018, Gloucester County... Read more → Blue Jackets Forward Eric Robinson off to strong debut season as a pro Wednesday, January 02, 2019 Robinson is a Bellmawr resident;... 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 trouble walking, her knee kept giving out. It got so bad she couldn't walk. She was admitted to Cooper Hospital and underwent a battery of tests. At the end of two weeks the doctors said she either had Stage 4... 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 are 180,000 people aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s in New Jersey and that number is expected to climb to 210,000 by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. There are a number of easy steps you can take at... Read more →


CNBNews Tips/Snippets:

The Most Dangerous Schools; 542 Cities to Receive Infrastructure Grants

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BAD NEWS! A New Jersey State Department of Education report released in March 2019 list the names of the most dangerous schools in the 21 counties of the state. According to nj1015.com schools that made the most calls to police were Passaic High School with 109 calls, Kingsway Regional High School with 86 calls, and East Brunswick High School with 53 calls. Passaic High School, which has more than 3,100 students, had the most calls concerning violence and drugs as well as the most bullying investigation. Violent incidents were up by 31% from the previous year but state officials cautioned against comparing the two most recent years because this was the first time districts used the state’s new Student... Read more →


Now That's The Christmas Spirit!

By CNBNews.net Staff (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Dec. 5, 2019)——With all the turmoil in the world it is nice to hear some good news now and then. Kelli Sharp, (nee Pfeffer)recently shared just such a tale with CNBNews about her family, friends and perfect strangers helping her get the Christmas Spirit. Kelli, resides on Market Street with her husband Brett and their children. Kelli is a 1998 graduate of Gloucester High. This past summer the Sharp family lost all of their Christmas decorations they had stored in their basement because of the severe flooding on that street in June. Sharp said, "I, along with many members of my immediate family, have lived, in Gloucester City our entire life. In June my immediate family and I where one... Read more →


Alleged White Supremacist from Brooklawn Charged with Wanting to Kill Blacks, Jews, and Gays

UPDATED: Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis was asked if his department had any problems with Tobin recently. "This was an FBI Investigation so as instructed, I will need to refer you to the FBI Philadelphia Field Office. Prior to this investigation, I don't believe we have had any negative encounters with Tobin. As for whether he was a fireman I do not know his exact status with the Fire Department." William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 17, 2019)—White supremacist Richard Tobin, age 18, of Brooklawn, was charged last week in U.S. District Court, Camden City, with conspiring with a hate group against the rights of minorities, including Jewish people, according to NJ.com Brooklawn is a small community of 1,934 people located... Read more →


NJ Advance Media Releases Provocative Article on Unknown NJ Lawsuit

Today, NJ Advance Media published columnist Steve Politi’s provocative story about an unknown New Jersey lawsuit that nearly changed amateur sports forever. John Suk was coaching a junior varsity baseball game for Bound Brook High School when he told a player to slide into third base. What happened next – a sickening “POP!” and a serious ankle fracture – set off a seven-year legal battle that culminated this spring with a surreal trial in Somerset County. All parties agreed: If Suk was found liable for the injury for making such a routine decision, it could have a dramatic impact on high school athletes and parents, and the men and women who coach our youth teams. Politi, named the nation’s top sports columnist in 2018 by... Read more →


Man Dies from Drug Overdose; Body Found on Lane Ave.

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 2, 2019)--A man died from an apparent overdose near the intersection of Lane Avenue and Little Hunter Street around noon time today. According to a witness at the scene an employee from the Camden County Coroner's office was in the process of covering the body laying on the ground when he was walking by. The Gloucester City police confirmed the individual died from an overdose. Lt. Steve Burkhardt said the name of the individual is not being released at this time as the person's family had not been notified of the death. A recent New Jersey 101.5 investigative report ("Battling Addiction") revealed that the confirmed number of drug overdose deaths in this state increased by... Read more →


Videos: Camden City Not Rising says Film Producer

CNBNews (Camden City, NJ)--The video titled Camden Not Rising shows just a short version of some of the truths about Camden City, NJ. This City has been robbed by politicians as well as corporations claiming to come to Camden City (receiving Tax Breaks) but not hiring City residents. CEO Of Holtec (Camden Based) stated the people do not know how to work and they are lazy, they never seen their parents get up and work! Judge for yourself!!!!!!! produced August 18, 2019 (caption and video by Gary GSAM Samuels) For comparison please watch a similar video about Camden City that was produced in 2010 by RTAmerica and published here the same year. CNBNEWS EDITOR'S NOTE: The video below was produced in December 2008 and was... Read more →


Three Medical Marijuana Businesses Meet with Gloucester City Officials

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2019)--The New Jersey Department of Health is presently reviewing three proposals/applications for medical marijuana facility to be built in the state in the near future. According to NJ.com Green Leaf Medical, New Jersey met with the Gloucester City Planning Board and presented a plan for cultivation, extraction and a dispensary operation in the Southport section of the City, located at Charles and Water Streets. That area was once the home of several industrial facilities, such as GAF, Harshaw/Amspec Chemical, NJ Zinc, and Atlantic Richfield. For 30 years or more, the large acreage has been vacant. Some plots of ground are still being cleaned of toxic chemicals. Presently there is a similar type of medical... Read more →


IT AIN'T EASY GROWING OLD

UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet We visited a friend in a nursing home last week. She has Alzheimers Disease. Posted on the home's bulletin board was this poem about the terrible illness. Our mother suffered with Alzheimer's for five years. We were able to keep her and my dad, who was sick with Parkinson's, at home over that period of time which started in 1988-89. My father George died in 1994 at the age of 81 and my Mazie E. Cleary mother Mazie passed away the following year at the age of 85. We hired a service who supplied a person to live with them taking care of all their needs. At the end of each month a new person would arrive replacing... Read more →


How New Jersey's Political Machine Really Works

Oct 7, 2019 Gov. Chris Christie, George Norcross, and State Senate President Steve Sweeney at a groundbreaking ceremony in 2014, in Camden for a Norcross-funded school. ( Mel Evans / AP Images ) Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, talks about the out-sized political influence of the Norcross family, and how tax breaks that were supposed to benefit one of the state's poorest cities, Camden, ended up benefiting George Norcross and his associates. Did you ever wonder how New Jersey Political Machine Politics actually work? Listen to the story in partnership with the ProPublica Local Reporting Network About WNYC Listener-supported WNYC is the home for independent journalism and courageous conversation on air and online. Broadcasting live from New York City on 93.9... Read more →


Gloucester City Mayor and Police Chief Concerned about Increase in Crime at Crescent Trailer Park

CNBNEWS photo William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 8, 2019)—There have been several high-profile crimes this year at the Crescent Mobile Home Park, 1400 Crescent Blvd. For example, Delaware authorities arrested two Mexican nationals in August who were selling heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in Delaware. The suspects, Julian Rivera-Villa, age 56, and Ricardo Perez-Guillen, age 40, both in this country illegally, stashed the illicit drugs at their Crescent Park trailer, located on Birchwood Avenue. David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware said at the August 29 press conference that this was the largest federal seizure of heroin and fake Oxycodone pills by Delaware law enforcement in recent memory. Related: Two Gloucester City Residents Arrested in Delaware for... Read more →


New Sign for "Drag Way"; Criminals Charged with Major Crimes Set Free; Brooklawn Super Wawa Opening Soon

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet EAST THOMPSON AVENUE RECEIVES A STREET SIGN--Employees from the Gloucester City Public Works were seen erecting a 15mph street sign at the intersection of East Thompson Avenue and South Stinson Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 25. There is a similar 15mph sign, which has been there for a decade or more, standing a few feet from Gloucestercitynews.net photo the new one. There are no speed limit signs at all on the other side of the street from Cold Springs Drive to Lane Avenue. Some Riverview Heights residents living in that neighborhood have named East Thompson Avenue "Atco Drag Way", after the longstanding 1/4 mile race track for dragsters in Atco, NJ. Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell said he has... Read more →


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Gloucestercitynews.net-CNBNewsnet rules, subject to change. You can post comments on any topic you want to talk about. Stay away from name calling. No profanity. Immediate family and children of politicians, public figures, public employees are off limits. As far as editing statements; some people submit posts using foul language. While others will make such outlandish remarks they are not worthy of public discussion. We edit those comments or censor them. If you feel we are being unfair we will publish those remarks too. We are trying to provide an open forum to you the public to discuss what is on your mind. We should be able to disagree with each other without getting personal. Copyright laws prohibit copying entire articles. If you want to share... Read more →


CNBNews Cheers and Jeers July/August 2019

William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNews Editor CHEER- Fifty-eight years ago the Gloucester City Democrat mayor and council announced on November 4, 1961 the fourth tax cut for residents in five years. We admit we are a little late in handing out praise to these council members. But, we still feel they deserve kudos for being one of the only councils in Gloucester City's 151 year history to accomplish such a fete. Gloucester City was founded in 1627 and incorporated in 1868. We long for the "Good Ole Days" when those in charge of our local government actually practiced sound financial management. JEER--July 31 CNBNews filed an OPRA request with Paul Whitman, the interim school administrator for the Gloucester City School District for cost of... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: A Companion for Your Companion

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some people believe that, if their dog is lonely, adopting a second dog is the answer. While it can be a remedy, sometimes a second dog will exacerbate the problem. If you are away from home more than nine hours a day there are ways that you can occupy Fido’s time. For example, leaving treats “hidden” around the house will give him the opportunity to search for them. Turning on the radio or television may also help—a human voice can be a comfort to some dogs. Adopting a companion for your dog is risky. What if the two dogs don’t get along? What if they become destructive, with the Alpha getting the Beta into trouble? It may not work out the way... Read more →


State Tax Breaks Rewarded Companies Connected to One Powerful Man

THE REAL BOSSES OF NEW JERSEY New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed the state’s controversial tax incentive program after a WNYC-ProPublica investigation into its connection to George E. Norcross III, and months of scrutiny. by Nancy Solomon and Jeff Pillets, WNYC August 2019 Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iStar) ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday vetoed legislation that would have extended the state’s controversial tax break law, and he recommended a sweeping overhaul of a program state investigators say benefited powerful insiders at the expense... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY POLICE ARREST DRUG SUSPECT FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Gloucester City Police apprehended a suspect on illegal drug charges on Thursday, August 22 (4:37 pm) at North Broadway and King Street following a routine traffic stop. During the course of their investigation, a K9 unit from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office was requested to conduct an open air narcotics sniff around the exterior of the vehicle. The K9 unit confirmed narcotics odor coming from the vehicle and a subsequent search resulted with the seizure of a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine. As a result Ptl. George Spingler and Ptl. Sean Saunders arrested Jacob A. McPherson (30), a resident of the unit block of S. Burlington St. McPherson was charged with possession of CDS (heroin and crack cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia... Read more →


*VIDEOS: Army Lt. Colonel Jim Nicholson Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (August 19,2019)—Army Lt. Col. James D.Nicholson of Gloucester City, New Jersey was laid to rest on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Approximately 80 people (family and friends) attended the service. The friends included retired military, former intelligence officers, military contractors, fellow journalists, along with Gloucester High School alumnus from the Class of 1960. Over his lifetime Mr. Nicholson worked for the Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, as well as serving in the U.S. Army and Marines. At age 69 Col. Nicholson was activated and served a year in the Iraq. Nicholson was named a GHS Distinguished Alumni in May. Colonel Nicholson died from heart failure on Friday, February 22, 2019, in Cooper Hospital, Camden City. Born... Read more →


DEVELOPING STORY: Human Skull Found in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 9, 2019)--We received a tip earlier today about police activity in the 100 unit block of South Brown Street. A nearby neighbor said police were contacted after a human skull was found inside an empty home. Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police Department said, "At approximately 11:00 am today, workers clearing out a vacant residence on S. Brown Street contacted police to report they found what they believed to be a human skull. The skull was found in a box, inside the residence. Preliminary investigation determined the skull was real and very old. Detectives from Gloucester City Police and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office are investigating. No further information is available at this time." Read more →


Chalie "The Clip" Closes His Shop After 54 Year Career

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--After 54 years of cutting hair longtime hairstylist/barber Chalie Huber, aka Chalie "The Clip" is retiring. Chalie, has been operating his business Shapes and Forms Hairstyling at 110 S. Broadway since 1975 or for 45 years. Chalie with his wife Michaeline (date unknown) Chalie would still be working if it wasn't for getting sick. Ten weeks ago he was diagnosed with leukemia. He said he had persistent fatigue and weakness, trouble breathing. After going through a battery of test he was diagnosed with the malignant progressive disease in which bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and... Read more →


TREES BLOWN OVER; REPAIRS TO THE COW PATH; STRANGE BUT TRUE

CNBNews Tips and Snippets William E. Cleary Sr., | CNBNewsnet TREES COME TUMBLING DOWN (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 23, 2019)----A number of trees were knocked over Monday, July 22, during the heavy wind and rain storm that hit the South Jersey area. The above photo was taken at the intersection of New Jersey Road and Chestnut Street in Brooklawn. (photos by J. Townsend) GOOD NEWS--The Camden County Freeholders Board on July 23 passed a $16,926,000 bond ordinance on first reading for highway and infrastructure repairs. The monies will be used to fix sections of county roads 534, 551, 561, 647 and 705. The section of 551 to be repaired is from the Brooklawn Bridge to South Broadway and Jersey Avenue in Gloucester City. The second reading and public... Read more →


CNBNews JULY 2019 CHEERS & JEERS

UPDATED/CORRECTED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net photo)--The Gloucester Train Station is slowly rotting away. This recent photo was taken at the front of the building. Windows are all broken and boarded up. There is trash laying about, along with empty whiskey bottles, empty glassine bags, empty NARCAN nasal spray containers, and a sleeping bag and cushion. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews JEER-The historical Gloucester Train Station, located at Monmouth Street and the Railroad has been sitting empty now for at least five years. Because it is being neglected the building is deteriorating. Over the years so many century old properties in Gloucester City have had similar fates. The condition of those buildings became so bad the only recourse was to tear them down. We are... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Michael Stephen Killed Responding to a Domestic Call

Michael Stephen Stone County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 2019 STONE COUNTY, ARKANSAS (July 19, 2019)--Sergeant Mike Stephen was shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident at a home in the area of 2020 Flag Road at about 9:00 am. He was speaking to a female in the front yard when another subject opened fire, striking Sergeant Stephen and the woman. The subject who shot Sergeant Stephen was found dead by responding deputies. Sergeant Stephen was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Stone County Sheriff's Office for 20 years and also served as chief of the Pineville Fire Department. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of... Read more →


Dog Days of Summer in Gloucester City (video)

(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(July 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Our best buddy and friend, Peyton, enjoying a swim in the family's pool. RELATED: Gloucester City PETS ARE THE BEST PET TIPS ClearysNoteBook/youtube ClearysNotebook/youtube 64 videos Read more →


What's Gloucester City Jr Sr High School’s Equity Rating?

To see the complete report for GHS click here Editor's Note: We reached out to Dr. Dennis Vespe, Gloucester City High School Superintendent and Sean Gorman, Gloucester City High School Principal for a response to this report. As of today we are still waiting for their reply. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (July 2019)-GreatSchools’ Equity Rating shines a light on how well a school is meeting the needs of all students, including those from traditionally disadvantaged populations. Schools should be geared toward helping all kids succeed. A low Equity Rating may mean some student groups are not getting the help they need, while a high rating suggests that a school is closing the achievement gap. The Equity Rating is based on how low-income and other disadvantaged... Read more →


Meet the Congressman Defending Questionable Tax Breaks for a Company Connected to His Rich Brother

After multiple issues have surfaced with Holtec International’s New Jersey tax break application, Rep. Donald Norcross, its biggest congressional supporter (and the brother of a Holtec board member) is playing defense. by Susan Schmidt, special to ProPublica July 2, 5 a.m. EDT Rep. Donald Norcross speaks during a press conference in 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. WASHINGTON — When New Jersey Rep. Donald W. Norcross appeared at a 2015 groundbreaking for a company building its new international headquarters on Camden’s waterfront, he called it the “perfect partner” to help the poverty-stricken city return... Read more →


A Huge Tax Break Went to a Politically Connected Company in New Jersey Despite Red Flags

The exterior of a Holtec International facility in Camden, N.J. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo) Holtec International told New Jersey regulators that Ohio was competing for its new headquarters. But officials there stripped the firm of past tax awards for failing to create the jobs it promised. by Jeff Pillets and Nancy Solomon, WNYC, and Alex Mierjeski, ProPublica June 26, 5 a.m. EDT THE REAL BOSSES OF NEW JERSEY How Unelected Officials Run Your Government This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Storynewsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In January 2014,... Read more →


COMMENTARY: SPEND! SPEND! AND TAX!

UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet This past December we wrote an editorial urging the mayor and council to do away with the street sweepers in Gloucester City as they were costing taxpayers too much money to operate. We suggested that the only way to reduce taxes in the City was to cut operating costs. And those cuts could begin by getting rid of those two sweepers. According to the documents we received from an OPRA request the city received about $1,200 in 2018 from the parking tickets issued to people who blocked the sweeper. Compared that number to the cost of operating the sweeper which is estimated $136,369 in just salaries for two full-time employees and one part-time employee. A further breakdown reveals... Read more →


Bergen Street Property Allegedly Used to Chop Up Stolen Motorcycles; Ongoing Investigation

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 24, 2019)—Last month we received a tip about a home in the 800 unit block of Bergen Street being raided for allegedly operating a motorcycle chop shop at the property. Our source said one person at the property supposedly pointed a gun at a resident living in that block. That the property was the scene of several fights between groups of young men. We contacted Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, for a response. In a prepared statement Burkhardt said, "You are inquiring about a home in the 800 unit block of Bergen St. which is a rental property that our officers have responded to (12) times since March 2019. Most of the calls were for... Read more →


Flood Destroys Memorabilia at Gloucester City Historical Society

Related: Gloucester City History William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 21, 2019)--The heavy rain that has hit the South Jersey region recently has caused flooding of major highways and side streets. That flooding has also destroyed family memorabilia and old photos stored in basements of homes and businesses. The heavy rains washed out Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) The Gloucester City Historical Society, located on North King Street across from the Fire Department told the Courier-Post today that the water had destroyed volumes of old Gloucester City News that were tucked away in the basement of their building. In the early 1980's, the Gloucester City News worked with Board members of the Gloucester City Library to obtain a grant to... Read more →


More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report

“This story was originally published by ProPublica.” by Jeff Pillets and Nancy Solomon, WNYC A hospital connected to New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III lied to win state tax breaks, a new special task force report says. The report details several other new pieces of evidence of Norcross’ influence over the tax incentive program. THE REAL BOSSES OF NEW JERSEY How Unelected Officials Run Your Government This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20, 2019)--A task force investigating New Jersey’s controversial tax break program released a report Monday concluding that fraud and mismanagement tainted the $11 billion effort to bring new jobs and businesses to the state. The report included new... Read more →


Father Sullivan Golf Tournament at Pitman Golf Club, Monday, June 17

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The 23rd Annual Father Sullivan Golf Tournament will be held at the Pitman Golf Club on Monday, June 17th. Registration will begin at 12 noon. A putting contest will precede the 1:30 shotgun start. This golf tournament is named for Rev. John Sullivan who spent over twenty years of his life serving the Gloucester Catholic community. “Sully” was a friend to all who came in contact with him. We name the tournament in his honor to carry on the spirit of commitment that he gave to Gloucester Catholic. Profit from this tournament help fund Alumni Scholarships and the Athletic Department. For more information please contact Pat Moughan 609-970-1822 or via e-mail at patrickmoughan@gmail.com Read more →


On The Record | Former state Sen. Ray Lesniak

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 13, 2019)--Former New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak (D) released the following statement today regarding Govenor Murphy's investigation into the tax incentive monies spent on Camden City in recent years. Here are some highlights: “What Governor Murphy is doing is throwing gasoline on it and creating a political war” “When the Governor says we have squandered $12 billion of the tax incentives, he’s wrong. He’s using fake math. ” “Governor Murphy is using fake math. Let’s use Amazon as an example, which Governor Murphy supports. We offered Amazon $4 billion of tax incentives. Governor Murphy would say ‘Well, you know what, we squandered $4 billion because we gave Amazon a 4 billion dollar tax incentive.’ That’s only one side of the equation. If we... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 47(May 12, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) published gloucestercitynews.net | May 12, 2019 Read more →


HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Editor's Note:The article was first published here on Mother's Day in May 2008. It was found why searching the Internet. 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 (below) who passed away in 1995. I feel it is a nice tribute not only to her but to all Moms throughout the world on this special day. Our Mom is up heaven but how much I wish that she was here today so I could have just one more chance to tell her how much she meant to me. Remember to give your Mom a Hug Today..... We Love you Mom & Miss You... Dolores, Georgie... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Robert McKeithen Shot and Killed

Biloxi Police Department, Mississippi End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 2019 Police Officer Robert McKeithen was shot and killed in the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center's parking lot, at 170 Porter Avenue, at about 10:00 pm. A male subject walked up to him and shot him multiple times without any provocation. The man, who fled, has been arrested, according to media reports. Officer McKeithen was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject who shot him was arrested on May 6th, 2019, and charged with capital murder. Officer McKeithen was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Biloxi Police Department for 24 years and was planning on retiring by the end of the year. He is survived by... Read more →


Re-Dedication of St. Mary's Steeple Tuesday Night

by William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 6, 2019)-- Tuesday, May 7, St. Mary's Parish, Monmouth and Atlantic Streets, will have an official Lighting Ceremony and re-dedicate the Illumination of their Church Steeple. The original steeple was destroyed by fire on March 10, 1960. It was replaced by a metal steeple that was paid for by John Stewart, a local realtor. That steeple was replaced in the mid 90's by the present one. The cost for that steeple, which was illuminated at night until a few years ago, was around $500,000 which was paid for by parishoners who donated to the costs of construction. The parish would like thank Mike Patane, president of Chamming's Electric from Vineland, NJ for his overwhelming generosity to... Read more →


Murphy Picks A Fight with Norcross and Sweeney

(Trenton, NJ) (May 2, 2019)--New Jersey Governor Murphy is leading an investigation into the state's Economic Development Authority (EDA) and its tax incentive program. In doing so, according to New Jersey TV he has also picked a fight with two powerful Democrats namely George Norcross and State Senator Steve Sweeney. You can call it the long game. Rebuffed on his big policy aims by the South Jersey axis powers, the governor has chosen to take on those power brokers and politicians — mainly South Jersey power broker George Norcross and Sen. Steve Sweeney — over their roles in the controversial Economic Development Authority, or EDA, incentive program, which the governor says has been rotten with lax oversight and maybe corruption. That would be one way... Read more →