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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 →


(video)Timeline of the EDA’s tax incentive program in Camden

BY NJTV News Staff | CAMDEN CITY, NJ (May 3, 2019)--The special task force investigating the state’s multi-billion-dollar tax incentives to companies that would agree to move here or stay in-state has triggered a political battle royal. NJTV News has reported on the Economic Development Authority’s practices in the past and the allegations of sweetheart deals and falsified documents behind some of the projects that benefited from the tax breaks. NJ Spotlight’s John Reitmeyer drills down the data on what the projects promised, what they’ve provided and what the state got in return. RELATED: Point of View: A GIANT BLACK HOLE FOR TAXPAYERS BUCKS? JOINT STATEMENT RE: GOVENOR PHIL MURPHY’S ATTACKS ON CAMDEN published gloucestercitynews.net | May 5, 2019 Read more →


How Companies and Allies of One Powerful Democrat Got $1.1 Billion in Tax Breaks

Meet George Norcross. Nearly two thirds of $1.6 gloucestercitynews.net graphics files billion in tax incentives in his hometown of Camden, New Jersey, went to his own company, business partners, political allies and clients of his brother. by Nancy Solomon, WNYC, and Jeff Pillets/ProPUBLICA.org May 1, 4 a.m. EDT This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. It was co-published with The Star-Ledger. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. CAMDEN CITY, N.J. — On a blustery day here in early March, a waterfront amphitheater in one of America’s poorest cities became... Read more →


GHS Will Induct One Distinguished Alumnus & Two Academic Achievement Alumni

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 30, 2019)--Gloucester High School will hold their annual “Academic Awards Night” on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Along with the honoring of many of their current students, they will induct the following alumni into branches of our Academic Achievement Hall of Fame: Distinguished Alumnus Distinguished alumni who exemplify the school's motto of Partnership, Performance, and Pride. Honorees have led lives of purpose and have given a great deal back to their communities. For each of them, their road to success traveled through the halls of GHS. 2019 Inductee James D. Nicholson, GHS Class of 1960 Academic Achievement Alumni Established in 2018, this award is given to GHS graduates who have immediately enrolled in a college, university, or a military academy... Read more →


Brooklawn 3rd Annual Welcome Spring Event May 11

Join us May 11 for a fun afternoon as we welcome Spring in Brooklawn! The day will include a paper shred event from 12-3 pm. There will be food trucks, spring craft vendors, kids activities including a bounce house, Community groups & organizations will be on hand. Participate in a make & take your own herb garden with Tiffany Soska (sessions at 1 & 2 pm) Attendees have the opportunity to win great door prizes courtesy of area businesses and much more. Be sure to follow the Borough of Brooklawn facebook page for updates on the days schedule. We hope you’ll come out with your family and friends for another fun Brooklawn event! Read more →


Kate Smith Statue Covered in Black; Consolidate School Districts ? ; GHS Alumni Hall of Fame Update

CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Kate Smith; After decades Flyers Condemn Good Luck Charm POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS RUINING OUR COUNTRY—The statue of Kate Smith, located outside XFINITY Live in South Philadelphia was covered over with a black cloth and tied down with a rope earlier today, April 19. Smith has been known as a good luck charm for Philadelphia Flyers since 1969. The Flyers will no longer use her rendition of "God Bless America" amid allegations that some of Smith's past lyrics were racist, according to nbcphiladelphia.com The Flyers are not the only organization to take this action. Yesterday, Thursday, April 18 the New York Yankees suspended the use of her recording while they investigate Smith's past, including her 1939... Read more →


CNBNews APRIL 2019 CHEERS AND JEERS

by William E. Cleary Sr. CHEER---Gloucester Catholic senior Lillo Paxia (photo, left) hit for the cycle and drove in six runs, powering the Rams to a 14-4 victory over Schalick, April 2 in Gloucester City. For those unfamiliar with the term in baseball, hitting for the cycle is the accomplishment of one batter hitting a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game. Collecting the hits in that order is known as a "natural cycle". Paxia, a Florida State commit, went 4-for-5 with three runs scored for Gloucester Catholic, which trailed 4-0 before erupting for five runs in the bottom of the third, NJ.com reported. The Rams (3-0) will be off until April 13 when they play a non-conference game... Read more →


GHS Distinguished Alumni Nominee Deadline Friday; NJ Property and School Taxes to Increase

CNBNews Tips and Snippets: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 28, 2019)--The deadline for submitting your nomination for the Gloucester City High School (GHS) Distinguished Hall of Fame is tomorrow, Friday, March 29. A link to the the nominating form is here. RELATED: WE NOMINATE JIM NICHOLSON James D. Nicholson, A Man Who Lived a Fascinating Life Remembering Lt. Col. Jim Nicholson From the school's website: Each Spring, Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School recognizes distinguished alumni who exemplify our motto of Partnership, Performance and Pride. All of our honorees have led lives of purpose and have given a great deal back to their communities. For each of them, there road to success traveled through the halls of GHS. Previous inductees and... Read more →


OPINION: IS A "DOOBIE" STORE COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ?

UPDATED:(Monday, March 25, 2019)-- After being talked about and debated so long, legalized recreational marijuana fell apart when the vote was canceled since Murphy could not convince a handful of senators to embrace the idea. A majority vote in the Senate would be 21. The legislation had 18 hard yes votes. Despite Murphy's full court press, a Democratic governor couldn't get the job done with a Democratic legislature. read more William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet It seems just like yesterday the next door sports bookie was hauled away in cuffs for taking bets on football pools. And who can forget the local business owner being arrested for driving in his car puffing a joint. But now it is legal to place a bet online... Read more →


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY: Corrigan Brothers and Shay Healy Why the Incredible Hulk is Green"

www.corriganbrothers.com EVERYONE WAS STANDING ROUND AT MICK McGILLIGANS BALL WHEN SUDDENLY A GREAT BIG MAN CAME BURSTING THROUGH THE WALL ALL THE BOYS STEPPED BACK A BIT WHEN THEY SAW HIS MASSIVE BULK HE CRIED "HELLO ME BUCKOS" DON'T YE KNOW ME I'M THE HULKJ I JUST DROPPED IN TO SEE YOU ALL AND HAVE A PINT OR TWO TO LET THE SONS OF IRELAND KNOW THAT I AM IRISH TOO CHORUS OH ME FATHER AND MOTHER WERE IRISH THEY CAME FROM SKIBBEREEN AND THAT'S THE SIMPLE REASON WHY THE INCREDIBLE HULK IS GREN YEAH THAT'S THE SIMPLE REASON WHY THE INCREDIBLE HULK IS GREEN WELL TALK ABOUT A HOOLEY WE HAD SUCH A MASSIVE TIME EVERYBODY SANG A SONG AND SOME FOLKS SAID A... Read more →


FRESH AIR Radio Host Terry Gross Interviews Gloucester City Resident Jim Nicholson

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 6, 2019)--Gloucester City resident and obituary writer Jim Nicholson, who died recently, was interviewed 30 years ago by FRESH AIR radio host Terry Gross from West Virginia Public broadcasting. It is an intriguing interview. His friends will enjoy hearing his voice once again. The article and the podcast were published on March 1, 2019. This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. There was a time when newspaper obituaries focused mostly on the rich and famous. Jim Nicholson changed that. The obit writer for the Philadelphia Daily News made the so-called common man obituary an art form and soon had imitators around the country. Nicholson died last week at the age of... Read more →


WE NOMINATE JIM NICHOLSON

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Gloucester City High School is accepting nominations for their Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Requirements: Must have graduated at least 10 years ago; The individual must be successful in business, professional career, self employment, or exemplary in community-humanitarian service. A man we feel who meets all those requirements is James D. Nicholson, a long time resident of Gloucester City who lived in the 400 unit block of Walnut Avenue for decades. Jim died suddenly on February 22, 2019 at the age of 76. Jim was a modest man, who lived a life that mattered. Many of us who knew Jim were not aware of all his accomplishment until recently. " I like to think that my obituary is already... Read more →


OPINION: WHERE IS THE PUBLIC OUTCRY?

Senior Citizen image courtesy of Jean Norton William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATED/CORRECTED Gloucester City mayor and council passed an ordinance on second reading Feb. 21, 2019 to exceed the municipal budget limit up to 3.5 percent over the previous year's appropriations. The amount of the increase is $580,696. As such Gloucester City residents can expect their municipal taxes will go up once again. You can also expect that more people will have to abandon their homes because they can't afford to live here any longer. It is apparent that those in charge of the finances in this city and this state haven't a clue on how to manage money. Does anyone know the last time we didn't have a tax increase? Today's South... Read more →


James D. Nicholson, A Man Who Lived a Fascinating Life

UPDATED with photo and links to related articles Jim Nicholson (CNBNews file photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor/Publisher " I like to think that my obituary is already being written in a lot of little obituaries. It's already out there." ~Jim Nicholson GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 23, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)—James D. Nicholson, of Gloucester City, NJ, died from heart failure on Friday, February 22, 2019, in Cooper Hospital, Camden City. Born in Philadelphia, he previously lived in Cherry Hill, NJ. He was 76. Gary Marcucci, Jim's longtime friend and high school classmate, said he was a true hero. If you ever had the chance to talk with him or be in his presence you would know it. But, if you knew his background like some... Read more →


CNBNews OPINION: IN NJ HIGHER TAXES ARE FORCING PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES

William E Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor/publisher This past year two elderly families who lived in the *Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City were forced to move because they couldn't afford to live in their homes any longer. These were longtime residents who have resided in our immediate neighborhood for 25 years plus. Watching the one senior citizen being evicted by a Camden County Sheriff Officer was heartbreaking. Besides giving up her home she had to give up her dog Popeye along with her cat because the place where she moved to didn't allow pets. Much of her belongings were placed on the curb for trash pickup as there was no room for it in the county home. The other elderly residents said by moving... Read more →


68 Priests from SJ Parishes Included in List of Accused Clerics who Sexually Abused Minors

The Diocese of Camden Coat of Arms CAMDEN CITY, NJ (February 15, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--Earlier this week the Diocese of Camden released the following names of clerics accused of sexually abusing minors: 1. Joseph Barber Born: February 8, 1933 Ordained: 1961 Status: Deceased Assignments Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Berlin St. Joseph’s High School, Camden Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill St. Mary, Cherry Hill St. Edward, Pine Hill 2. Claude J. Bender Born: August 6, 1932 Ordained: 1965 Status: Deceased Assignments St. Anthony, Camden St. Ann, Wildwood St. Gregory, Magnolia O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May St. Michael, Gibbstown St. Thomas More, Cherry Hill St. Matthew, National Park St. Teresa, Runnemede Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro St. Michael, Atlantic City Queen of the Apostles, Pennsville... Read more →


Former 1st Methodist Church May Become High-End Apartments; Park Ave RR Crossing Upgrade

CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor APARTMENTS PROPOSED FOR METHODIST CHURCH BUILDING—Plans to renovate the former First Methodist Church at 220 Monmouth Street into a multi-housing apartment complex have been submitted to the Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board by Totem Real Estate LLC, 2152 E Dauphin St, Philadelphia, PA 19125. The corner stone set above the door entrance is dated 1883 (photo credit CNBNewsnet) The plans for the former church (currently a vacant single family property) call for six high end, privately rented apartments with parking spaces for each unit. The application and corresponding documents are on file in the City Clerk's Office of Gloucester City at 512 Monmouth Street, and are available for public inspection between the hours of 9:00... Read more →


Anniversary Celebrating Polish-USA Relations

Republic of Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki celebrates with U.S. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, the Polish-USA bond at the historic Bristol Hotel in Warsaw. By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Contributor WARSAW, POLAND (January 31, 2019)-- Diplomats and officials from Poland and the USA gathered at the historic and elegant Bristol Hotel to mark the centennial of diplomatic relations recently. Poland established diplomatic relations with the United States in 1919, regained independence on November 11, 1918, the day World War I ended. This was after 123 years of partition by Russia, Austria and Prussia. “These anniversaries provide opportunities for both countries to celebrate these momentous events together and to renew and strengthen people-to-people ties by highlighting our shared histories, shared values, and cooperation,” the US embassy said... Read more →


Update on Stabbing; Johnny & Guy Gaudreau; Convenience Store Cited; Fire Hydrant Repaired

CORRECTED/UPDATED CNBNews Tips and Snippets William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATE ON STABBING IN GLOUCESTER CITY-The first degree murder charged filed against Joel Martinez, 18, of Camden, who was arrested in connection with the stabbing that killed Alexander Medina on January 17, 2019 have been reduced, according to the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Further investigation determined it was a crime of passion. As such the charge was reduced to aggravated manslaughter. On January 17 Gloucester City Police responded to the 700 block of Bertwood Avenue in Gloucester City just before 8:00 p.m. to reports of a man who was injured. When they arrived, they found Alexander Medina stabbed and laying on the ground. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he died a... Read more →


Obituary:

Bill James, A Man Who Loved His Community

William P. James GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ—William P. James, age 62, of Gloucester City, died suddenly on Monday, January 21, 2019. Loving husband of 36 years to Virginia “Ginny” James (nee Quinton). Beloved father of Erin (Sean) Gorman, Ian (Fiance Samantha Arnone) James, Liam (Bernadette) James, Colin James and Johanna James. Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Kaiden, Kellan, Shea, Desmond and expecting Kennedy. Dear Brother of Therese (Mike) Smollock, Maria (Tom) Kerchersky, Marybeth (Scott) Jeffries, David James, Christopher James, Steven James, Patrick James, Kathy James and Michael (Joanne) James. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, William F. James and Rosemary James (nee Keoghan). Bill was born in Camden City, NJ and was a lifelong and proud resident of Gloucester City. He graduated... Read more →


Bill James, The Longest Serving Mayor in Gloucester City's History Dies Suddenly

UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 21, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)William P. James, the former mayor of Gloucester City passed away suddenly earlier today, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden. James was elected in 2006 to his first four-year term running on a ticket that included council candidates Nick Marchese and Jay Brophy under the banner "The James Gang". James and "His Gang" got elected that year. (photo below) And although Marchese and Brophy eventually moved on James was elected two more times becoming the longest-serving mayor in the city's history. Jay Brophy, Bill James, and Nick Marchese CNBNews photo Newly installed mayor, Dan Spencer, who replaced James 18 days ago said, "He was like so many other mayors and council members... Read more →


Law Enforcement Responds to Shooting at Motel 6 in Brooklawn; 35-Year-Old Philly Man Wounded

CNBNews graphics file BROOKLAWN, NJ (January 20, 2019)—Brooklawn Police along with personnel from the Camden County Prosecutors Office responded to a shooting Saturday night just before midnight at the Motel 6 property on Crescent Blvd. A nearby resident stated that she heard three loud bangs at approximately 11:40 PM. The noise came from the Motel 6 property she said. The Camden County Prosecutors Office released the following statement. Last night at approximately 11:57 PM, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Brooklawn Police Department responded to reports of a man who was shot at the Motel 6 located at 801 Crescent Boulevard, and the shooter possibly still on scene. When police arrived, they located the victim, a 35-year-old man from Philadelphia, shot. He was transported to... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: Trump V Pelosi Great Fun; More Than Meets The Eye

By Joe Sixpack Yes, this is great theatre. Queen Nancy makes her move, threatening to cancel President Trump’s State of the Union Address by not allowing him access to the House Chamber. Then King Donald plays his trump card. He sends her a short, but official, letter canceling her week-long junket to three countries. Ouch. “I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been canceled,” says Trump in the letter. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over,” he continues, twisting the knife a little by adding “I am sure that you would agree that postponing this public relations event is appropriate.” This is classic Trump, the Trump that really gets the juices flowing among... Read more →


North American International Auto Show Sat.; Students Receive NAIAS Poster Awards

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Correspondent (Detroit, Michigan)(January 14, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--The North American International Auto Show will be open to the public starting Saturday January 19, and running until Sunday January 27, 2019 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The NAIAS is an automotive event unlike any other. At NAIAS you have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy. NAIAS recently announced the winners of the 31st annual poster contest. This was a creative competition that drew more than 750 entries from 58 Michigan schools. Open to Michigan sophomore, junior, and senior students, the contest is designed to give... Read more →


January 14, 2019

CNBNews CHEERS AND JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet CHEER—Here in Gloucester City our new mayor, Dan Spencer, had a rousing swearing-in ceremony held at the Gloucester High School auditorium last week. The celebration began with CNBNews graphics file the Ferko String Band playing music followed by Spencer, newcomer Councilman George Berglund and other council members doing the mummer strut up to the stage. Although Spencer's festivities were unique no one has ever matched Republican Bill Flexon who rode an elephant through town in the late '50s after he was elected as mayor. We first reported on Spencer in 1984 when he began his career as a politician on Gloucester City council. Hopefully, his administration will be more forthcoming and communicative with the public than the previous mayor... Read more →


A Look Ahead: Where Artificial Intelligence May Take Journalism in 2019

Julian Dossett / prnewswire.com 2018 was a banner year for artificial intelligence (AI) in journalism, with many of the largest news publishers embracing machine-learning tools to augment newsrooms. The Washington Post, Associated Press, and Reuters are just a few of the industry leaders who turned to AI in 2018. Publishers who adopted AI and machine-learning tools have seen results. Last year, Digiday reported The Washington Post’s robot reporter published 850 stories in a year. Next year, the global media industry will begin to use these new tools at a faster rate. Here are a few current stories on AI that will have real implications for journalism in 2019. China Debuts AI News Anchor This month, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency debuted the world’s first AI... Read more →


2018 Review of Top Stories That Affected Media

Christine Cube / PR Newswire for Journalists Calling 2018 a tumultuous year in media would be putting it lightly. Some of the phrases that came out this year: “Enemy of the state” and “war on media.” Then bits of this began to play out and, tragically, journalists lost their lives. Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist and columnist with The Washington Post. He lost his life at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Also in October, a pipebomb was discovered at the New York offices of CNN. In June, five staffers with the Annapolis Capital Gazette were gunned down at the newspaper. This week, TIME named its 2018 Person of the Year: The Guardians — honoring journalists who have been murdered, indicted, or... Read more →


UPDATE/VIDEO:

Bellmawr Missing Moves Project to Start 2019; New Information on Landfill & Direct Connection

Mark Matthews | 42Freeway.com BELLMAWR, NJ (January 7, 2019)--Missing Moves is a NJDOT project to connect Route 42 to Route 295… specifically 42 North towards Bellmawr to 295 South, and of course the reverse… 295 North towards Bellmawr to 42 South. It’s called “Missing Moves” because for as long as these roads existed, you cant traverse them they way I just described. According to the Director of Communications for NJDOT, this $160 Million project is expected to start construction late 2o19. It should take 3 years to develop, and will take place while the current large Direct Connect project is under way. The provided YouTube link is an overview of three things actually: Bellmawr Missing Moves: What is it? What is it connecting? The video... Read more →


Thank You for your Support and Help in 2018

We like to thank everyone for supporting us during the past year and hope you will continue to read our blog everyday in 2019. We also like to thank the many people who helped us in 2018 with photos and articles. They include the following: Austin, Bruce and Jill Darrow, Anne Forline, Mark Matthews, Jim Nicholson, Nicole Pensiero, Slim Randles, Raymond Rolak, Dawn Watson, and Dave Wolfe. I especially like to thank my wife Connie for her support along with my daughters, Connie Lynn Woods and Kelly Ann Tussey for their help. Bill William E. Cleary Sr., (Editor and Publisher) Read more →


SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront

Be the first guests ever to have front row seats at Cherry Street Pier for the Tickets include: Exclusive access to Cherry Street Pier Amazing front row view of the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Special performances by DJ Lil’ Dave + Lean Wit It Two complimentary drinks per ticket Live Art + Exhibited Art Resident Artist Studio Tours and Events Pay-as-you go food from Cherry Street Pier vendors Beer, Wine, Specialty Cocktails Heat Stations, Fire Pits & more $50 / 9pm-1am / Fireworks at midnight / 21+ The Pier is enclosed and covered, but dress warm! The Pier isn’t heated but there will be a warming tent, heaters, and fire pits! Parking is very very limited – Uber/Lyft or public transportation... Read more →


Gloucester City School District Going Solar

Boxes containing the panels have been stacked on skids in two areas near the school building GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—The Cold Springs Grade School will soon be receiving their electrical energy from solar panels. Pallets containing the panels have been stacked two high and three deep on the school property. There are approximately 78 boxes of the panels which were made in Malaysia according to the writing on the side of the boxes. The cost for installation of the solar panels and how much money will be saved by going solar is not known at this time. The contractor is National Energy Partners of Voorhees, NJ. National Energy Partners (NEP) is a nationally renowned solar energy development company dedicated to bringing clean, renewable... Read more →


NJ State Commission of Investigation Exams the Link Between Scrap Metal Yards and Drug Addicts

Several South Jersey scrap metal yards cited for violations William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI) released a 108 page report in June about scrap metal yards in the state helping addicts fund their drug habits by buying stolen metal products such as copper wire, copper pipes and manhole covers from them. Prime offenders in South Jersey, according to the SCI, included Sgt. Scrap Metal in Haddon Township, EMR Recycling previously known as Camden Iron and Metal in Camden City, American Recycling in Mays Landing and Sims Metal Management, Camden City. Related: Gloucester City Threatens to Sue Haddon Township over Sgt. Scrap Metal Yard Sgt. Scrap Metal is located in Haddon Township, however, their mailing address is 610... Read more →


WATCH: Cop Fights off Aggressive Homeless

Social justice in New York City/Weasel Zippers Via Officer Com: Officer Syed Ali — an Army combat vet who served in Iraq and Afghanistan — had no trouble fending off five homeless vagrants with his baton and his feet as they came at him one by one on Sunday night. The attack, captured on video, was viewed 4 million times on Twitter. As of Tuesday night, none of the men were to be prosecuted, said Danny Frost, a spokesman for Manhattan DA Cy Vance. Frost said the problem is that the police never charged the men with attacking Ali. “When people are arrested for attacking officers, we prosecute them. These men were not arrested for attacking an officer,” Frost said. “They were arrested for sleeping... Read more →


Merry Christmas To All from ClearysNoteBook

CNBNews graphics file Wishing your Christmas be filled with peace and love. Thank you for your support and loyalty over the past year... Bill and Connie Cleary Sr. Read more →


DESPITE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS Flooding in Brooklawn/Gloucester City Has Gotten Worst

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 21, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—A pedestrian was trying to make her way from Brooklawn into Gloucester City via Broadway today around 11 AM. The tide was receding but even so water was up to her knees. Each time a car sped by the wave from the vehicle would stop her from walking any further. Members of the Camden County Freeholder Board are responsible for maintaining Broadway but they have allowed this condition to exists for decades. A few years ago the Freeholders, using taxpayers money, spent $4 million on repairing the bridge; but the Freeholder Board never did anything to control the flooding from Little Timber Creek in this section of Broadway. As usual the Brooklawn Circle was... Read more →


CNBNEWS CHEERS AND JEERS

UPDATED: 12-25-18 CORRECTION: The High School Coach of the Year was Mike Bylone from St Augustine High School and Gloucester Catholic's baseball team received a plaque for winning the Non-Public B State Championship in 2018 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet CHEER-Dr. Carl Vitola was named the best urgent care physician by the Washington Township Chamber of Commerce in their annual salute to local businesses. Dr. Vitola works at the AFC Urgent Care Center 475 Huffville-Crosskeys Road Suite B, Sewell.` He has been practicing family medicine for 40 years. In 1978 he graduated from Kansas City University Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine. A former resident of Gloucester City he had his office on Monmouth Street for many years. JEER—This past October New Jersey's... Read more →


CNBNews Opinion: Save Gloucester City Taxpayers Money, Do Away with the Street Sweepers

(UPDATED JANUARY 15, 2019) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet In 2007, the first full year of our blog we tackled the controversial topic of the City's street sweepers and the parking tickets issued for blocking the sweepers. That year the Gloucester City Court Administrator released the following information: "Since January until the end of August, the Police Department has issued a total of 4,168 citations for parking violations for an average of 521 tickets a month. There is a $25 fine for violating the law. The City has collected $13,025 a month (521 tickets x $25). Times that amount by eight months the total is $104,200. If that pace continues the City Police/Courts will collect $156,300 for the year from parking fines. Incidentally, sometimes... Read more →


The Force Report Looks at PD's in Gloucester City, Brooklawn,Bellmawr,Mt. Ephraim, Woodbury, Etc

The NJ Advance Media Study on Police Force by CNBNews Staff NJ Advance Media has released the results of a 16-month investigation into the use of police force by police departments across the state of New Jersey. The study, prepared for NJ.com, revealed little oversight by state officials and no standard practices among local departments the report stated. To obtain the information for the research the news organization filed 506 public records requests (OPRA's) and collected 72,607 use-of-force reports. They covered every municipal police department in NJ along with the State Police. This is the most comprehensive statewide database of police force ever created and made public in the United States according to NJ.com CNBNews has republished a summary of the data from The Force... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Exorcisms Surge

November 21, 2018 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the rise in exorcisms: The Christmas season has just begun, and so has the need for spiritual peace. By any measure, the number of troubled Americans, saddled with personal problems, is staggering. Some are so desperate as to seek ways to purge themselves of demons. Take the case of Gary Dale Mort. This Muncie, Indiana man recently kicked his wife out of their house and set it on fire. He was shot by police after he flashed what turned out to be a pellet gun; he was not seriously injured. Last year, he slammed his car into a store. When questioned, he said the crash was intentional, an act he attributed to his being possessed... Read more →


Owners of Brooklawn Apartments Facing $240K Plus in Fines for Housing Code Violations

Brooklawn Apartments, Browning Road, Brooklawn NJ William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BROOKLAWN, NJ (November 7, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A lawsuit filed by the Borough of Brooklawn against Brooklawn Norse LLC, of New Milford, N.J. the owners of the Brooklawn Apartments, 301, 401 and 501 Browning Road is working its way to through the court system. Asked about the status of the suit, Ryan Giles, Brooklawn Administrator, said that he is unable to comment on the legal action stating, "As it is still an open case and not resolved, I can't really discuss it. It may be resolved before years end. " The lawsuit, dated January 19,2018, alleges that the apartment owner on or about April 17, 2017 failed to obtain construction permits and to request required inspections... Read more →


Pothole? Call The County; Good News; Et Cetera

CNBNews tips and snippets William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet TIPSTER SAYS ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS CALL!—We received a tip recently from a former resident pertaining to the Jersey Avenue road conditions in Gloucester City. The tip included a photo of patch work (right) at the intersection of Broadway and Jersey Avenue along with this statement, "I was in town today, took this photo of the area that there was a complaint about. I dropped a note to the County Highway Department. and within a week it was repaired. You can use the photo if you want ( or not) but please do not mention me by name." Bob Kotter made the complaint about the deplorable road conditions on Jersey Avenue and elsewhere... Read more →