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Jefferson Health New Jersey Ranked 9th in State

in U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” Ranking Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 11th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Comprised of three acute care hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township – Jefferson Health New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its quality care. U.S. News & World Report also praised Jefferson New Jersey as “High Performing” in four specific clinical areas: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive... Read more →


*Lend a Helping Hand to Charlie Huber, Every Little Bit Helps!!

Related: Chalie "The Clip" Closes His Shop After 54 Year Career GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Primo barber Chalie Huber, longtime owner Shapes 'N Forms, 110 S. Broadway, is currently undergoing chemotherapy in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia for Leukemia. Needless to say, Chalie's business and livelihood will suffer greatly. His barber chair looks so empty without his faithful customers who call Chalie a "great guy" and "great barber". Friends have set up a GoFundMe account. For more information click here A big THANK YOU to those who have contributed. published Gloucestercitynews.net 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.... Read more →


Bill "Wibby" Yeager, Formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus, Antique Car Enthusiast

MILFORD, Delaware (January 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- William J. "Wibby" Yeager passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Bill Wibby Yeager early 1950's (CNBNews files) Nov. 29, 2017 at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital. He was 80 years-old. William was born in Philadelphia, Pa. son of the late William and Adele (Roland) Yeager. He resided in Philadelphia, later moving to Gloucester City, N.J. where he operated a auto parts store on King Street, across from Proprietors Park. He retired in Milford in 1996. "Wibby", as he was known to many, was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1955. After graduation he served in... Read more →


Lifetime Friends Harry Blymer and Joe DiGiacomo Die Within 24-Hours of Each Other

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet As I have gotten older it seems that a day doesn’t go by that someone we know Cathy and Joe DiGiacomo passes away from one illness or another. I guess when you hit 72 you have to expect that; after all, we don’t live forever, do we. As someone said to me once it is the “Baby Boomers’ turn to take over the obituary column.” Just recently two long-time friends passed away within 24 hours of each other. Harry Blymer Jr., died Saturday, July 8 from a sudden heart attack, and Joe DiGiacomo died... Read more →


Harry R. Walker Sr. of Brooklawn Succumbs; Funeral Services Monday at St. Mary's Church

CNBNewsnet Funeral services for Harry R. Walker Sr., age 78 of Brooklawn, who died on February 22, 2017, will be held on Monday, February 27 from 10 am to 12 noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Harry was raised in Gloucester City at the corner of 5th and Powell Streets across from the old milk house and the defunct Sand Bar. For many years he worked as a printer for Godshall Printers later Publishers Inc. in Gloucester City. Before he retired from the printing field he worked at the Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper in Philadelphia Pa.... Read more →


CNB Exclusive: Gloucester City High School Stadium Score Board Destroyed by Strong Winds

UPDATE: As of early afternoon Atlantic City Electric was reporting more than 14,000 customers were without electric. PSE&G was reporting more than 16,000 across its service area which stretches across more than half the state. The winds have been produced by a strong cold front sweeping across New Jersey. Utility officials blame the winds for the outages which began multiplying across the state before noon. There have been numerous reports of trees and utility poles brought down by the wind snapping electric lines. CNB photo credit Chris Rodriguez GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (CNBNewsnet)—A heavy rain storm accompanied by gale force winds... Read more →


'Jersey Jack Bowe' A True 'Gloucesterite'

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (January 31, 2016)(CNBNewsnet)— Former Gloucester City resident Jack Bowe, aka ‘Jersey Jack Bowe’, (photo) passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at his home in St. Louis, Missouri. His brother Michael, said, "Jack loved the City of Gloucester City and the people in it". Mike is a DJ who has worked in the Philadelphia/South Jersey radio market for decades. “Growing up in the 50's he had plenty of friends. And he was very mischievous which resulted in him joining the United States Army in his late teens. In the early 60’s... Read more →


Frank ("Reds") Grandizio, formerly of Gloucester City; United States Army Veteran

Frank "Reds" Grandizio December 2006 Breakfast Club Former Gloucester City resident Frank G. Grandizio (Reds), died on January 18, 2015 after a long illness at the age of 75. Reds was born and raised in Gloucester City. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Gloucester City Breakfast Club and the Ray Ford Old Timers. In his younger days, he was an avid hunter. He loved antique cars and enjoyed watching all the Philadelphia sports teams. Survived by his companion Barbara J. Thomas, his three children, his step-daughters Stephanie Bauer (Tim) and... Read more →


Long-Time Brooklawn Resident Chalie Tourtual Succumbs, Served in the NJ National Guard, GHS Alumnus, Men of Malvern, Ray Ford Old Timers

by William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews.net BROOKLAWN NJ--Charles M. Tourtual, a man with a strong work ethic, who always had a smile on his face, and was willing to help anyone who needed a hand, died on December 31, 2014 after a year-long battle with Lou Gehrig Disease, also known as ALS. He was 76 years old. A long-time resident of Brooklawn, NJ, he was raised in nearby Gloucester City. In 1958, he graduated from Gloucester City High School. He worked for Ragen Trucking for a number of years, and also Bell Telephone. Prior to his death, he worked for... Read more →


WATCH: I Can’t Believe We Made It

FROM BIG GEEK DADDY--If you were a kid in the 50’s,60’s,70’s or early 80’s this is a salute to you from radio station 107.9 WSRZ in Sarasota, Florida. I grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s and have fond memories of many things that today would be considered unsafe for kids. The high dive at the local YMCA pool is just one example not to mention jumping the Big Wheel and my bike off make shift ramps without a helmet. Congratulations to all those who survived! TO RECEIVE THE VIDEO OF THE DAY SIGN UP HERE http://biggeekdad.com/ Read more →


George F. Cleary Jr., Gloucester City Letter Carrier, Army Intelligence/Security Command Veteran, GCHS Alumnus Class '59

UPDATED 2PM (December 10, 2014) UPDATED 8:30PM (December 10, 2014) By William E. Cleary Sr/CNBNews George F. Cleary Jr., a man with a strong Christian faith, a man who loved his family and George Cleary with his son Kevin helped his neighbors, and a man who kept his sense of humor even when facing death, died today (December 9, 2014) at the age of 72. Born and raised in Gloucester City, Mr. Cleary has most recently resided in Thorofare with his wife of 43 years Shirley Cleary (nee Hampton). George died from a combination of emphysema and lung cancer. He... Read more →


CNB Archives November 2008: (1954) Lions v. Rams City Football Series

CNB Archives Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Gloucester Catholic High School registered a 20 to 13 victory Joe Murphy_and_friends over Gloucester High last Saturday afternoon to capture its second City Series victory since the games began back in 1948. It was the third win of the year for Coach Jim Hopkins boys while for the senior-laden Gloucester High eleven it was their third straight setback. Mike McNally and Carmen Palmiero received the annual Mustang awards as the outstanding players on their respective teams. McNally sparked the "Ramblers" first half attack while Palmiero was a constant star in the loser's game.... Read more →


CNBNews 2011 ARCHIVES: LIONS V RAMS THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL GAME

Uploaded on Nov 24, 2011 The video contains some snippets of plays from the first half of the game. Ben Boyer carried 42 times for 294 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead Gloucester City to a 34-14 victory over Gloucester Catholic yesterday in Gloucester City. Boyer finished the season with 1,841 rushing yards, 168 shy of the school-record 2,009 yards accumulated by Mike Blankenship in 2001. Boyer had touchdown runs of 28, 73, 3 and 8 yards for Gloucester City (5-5). With the victory, Gloucester City tied the all-time Thanksgiving Week series between the two schools at 18-18 (there... Read more →


Memories from the Past-Circa 1950's....Gloucester City Police Department

First row, from left, Officer Jackson, unknown, Officer Jim Berkman, Chief Winkelspecht, Officer John Gallager, Officer Joe Watson, Officer Pete Sherman. Second row-Officer Bill Barrett, Officer Steve Farrell, unknown, Officer Joe Hutchinson, Officer Bob Phillips, Officer Frank Keebler. Third row-Officer Lou Bastien, Officer Earl Moore, Officer John Verfaille, unknown, unknown. Last row-Officer Lou Schili, unknown. - See more at: http://www.gloucestercitynews.net/clearysnotebook/2008/11/index.html#.dpuf Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES OCTOBER 2008:Memories/Growing Up in Gloucester City in the 50's and 60's

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES Friday, October 24, 2008 By Bill Yeager GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--You asked me about the Gloucester Diner and I have been thinking about it. I will tell you what I remember about the Gloucester Diner and the other places we would hang out back in the day. Photo:Although this is not the Gloucester Diner this is what it looked like in the 1950's There were originally two (2) Gloucester City Diners (I think). The first one was like an old trolley car or railroad car across from the Twin Bar between Market and Powell Streets. Kings Drug store was... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester: The Harry Vee Five and Johnny B. & and the Rock A Bops

The Harry Vee Five--Johnny Barkham, drums - Rose Peregine, piano - Harry Verfaillie, saxaphone Joan Weber (Mrs. Joan Verfaillie), vocals - Fred Anzide, bass at Difigers in Gloucester City, New Jersey - New Years Eve, December 31, 1954 Johnny B. & and the Rock A Bops ROC-A-BOPS--Rose Peregine (piano), Johnny Barkham (drums), Fred Anzide (bass) Ray Knispel (trumpet), Stan Culver (trombone), Cullen Offer (tenor sax) The Rock A Bops evolved from an early 50’s group called “The Harry Vee Five”. The group, active from 1951 through late 1954, consisted of bandleader Harry Verfaillie on sax, Rose Perigine on piano, Johnny... Read more →


THE 1954 SOUTH JERSEY LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPS!

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (1954)--The 1954 Gloucester City Little League All-Stars will celebrate their 60th Anniversary this Friday at Vitales Restaurant with a luncheon. This is the only team in the 62-year history of the Gloucester City Little League to win the South Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland Region 4 Championships. They were two games from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA when they were defeated by Millbury, NJ, who represented the North Jersey/ New York Region. The photo above was taken after Gloucester beat Glassboro in the summer of 1954 to win the South Jersey championship. Those pictured include... Read more →


1954 Gloucester City Little League Champs Celebrating 60th Anniversary | cnbnews.net

UPDATED AUGUST 19, at 6PM (see Ferry) UPDATED AUGUST 18, at 3pm (see Bevan) UPDATED AUGUST 16 at 8PM (see Hlopak) UPDATEd: AUGUST 14 at noon (see Booth) UPDATED 6PM UPDATED 7:30 PM RELATED CATEGORIES: Gloucester City History Lions Alumni RAMS ALUMNI "Funny how the mind works. I don't have vivid memories of good plays ( if any ) that I may have made but I can remember the runners that I didn't throw out at the plate or taking a 3rd strike with the bases loaded." ~ Charles Knute Cogan CNB SPORTS THIS IS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Alleged Food Fight Comes Back to Haunt Breakfast Club

By Daisy Daily CNBNews Gossip Columnist Gloucester City: The Gloucester City Breakfast Club was thrown a "curve" this past Saturday morning finding out when they arrived at the Dining Car Depot that their favorite restaurant was closed. The sign on the restaurant door read, "New Baby, will Re-Open on Tuesday, April 29". The organization has been meeting at the restaurant for over a year, the last Saturday of each month at 9 AM. Photo El Presidente Chalie Now this is where the story gets interesting. I have an inside source who works at the local eatery and he told me... Read more →


William Hampton, of Berlin, Woodbury HS Alumni, Volunteer Fireman, Member of the Rotary, Jaycees and Gloucester City Breakfast Club

William Romie Hampton, age 71, of Berlin, NJ, welcomed into Heaven peacefully from his home surrounded by family on May 28, 2014. Bill was best known as a generous, kind, and helpful man, whose tremendous presence of character leaves a lasting impression that cannot be forgotten. He dedicated his faith to the Lord, his love to his adoring family, and his help to anyone and everyone. Bill was an Alumni of Woodbury High, attended Glassboro State College, and was employed for many years as an Insurance Broker. He was a skilled cook at home, a talented photographer, and enjoyed the... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: The spirited Gloucester City “Old Timers” String Band

published here October 17, 2007 By Kathy Zingaro Clark GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (October 2007)--Few things in life are free. Yet a night on the riverfront with the spirited Gloucester City "Old Timers" String Band is both free, and delightful. After decades of professional musicianship, this energized crew really knows how to put on a show. The band was formed in 1988 by the late Ralph Anello, who just couldn't imagine giving up the music he loved after being "retired" from the Mummers "Garden Sate" Club. Fortunately, as more mummers joined his ranks, they too knew they'd be lost if they... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: "Fond Memories Of Gloucester City"

UPDATE: For six years Hank wrote a column for CNBNews "When East Meets West". He died in August 2012 at the age of 75 published July 2007 By Hank Miller Being so many miles away from Gloucester City on a rainy Sunday afternoon with the flu in Kitakyushu City, Japan with time to think of my past. I began thinking of when I was a boy in Gloucester and recalling the things that my good friend Eddie Williams had mentioned in one of his most recent letters from his home in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The things we enjoyed and did... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: GROWING UP GLOUCESTER, THE PUB CRAWL

PUBLISHED JULY 27, 2007 By Jack "Bomber" Bennett Note: The author is a former resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. Today, Jack resides in Florida PUB CRAWL – the act of one or more people drinking in a number of pubs in a single night, normally walking between them. Wikipedia As a kid growing up in Gloucester City in the 50's and 60's, it was always there beckoning to you. You never quite understood what it was, but you could feel it every time you walked down most any street in town. There was... Read more →


“The Holy City”

By Joe Rafferty GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 2007)--(The author is the superintendent of Mt. Ephraim Public Schools. A resident of Gloucester City, he is a former Gloucester City Public School teacher, a former assistant principal at Mary Ethel Costello School and a past Gloucester City councilman. For many years when someone would ask me where I was from I would tell them that I was from Gloucester City – "The Holy City". As the person would look at me trying to understand what I meant by "The Holy City" I would try to give them a reasonable explanation of why... Read more →


5/24/07: Memories of the Walt Whitman Bridge & Growing up Gloucester

May 24, 2007 Dear Bill, GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 24, 2007)--When I saw the article on the WWB (Walt Whitman Bridge) it brought back many memories to me. If you don't mind I am going to share some with you. During the summers of 1955 and 1956 I spent many a long afternoon lying on the grass by the old swimming pool watching as the two side of the bridge came together. There was a regular group of guys who hung out down there. I will name as many as I can recall but am sure I will leave someone... Read more →


Gloucester City Breakfast Club Meeting Saturday, January 25, at 8:30am | cnbnews.net

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Since the Train Station no longer serves breakfast The Gloucester City Breakfast Club will be meeting at the Piston Diner, Crown Point Road, Westville. The club meets the last Saturday of the month. The next meeting is this Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:30AM. The Piston Diner is located at the site of the former Chestnut House, Crown Point Road. It is across from the Sunoco plant, Westville. CLICK TO ENLARGE MENU RELATED ARTICLES: Piston Diner (Review) by BlueJeanFoodCritic Alleged Food Fight Comes Back to Haunt Breakfast Club BREAKFAST CLUB CATEGORY Related articles April 27, 2008 : Alleged... Read more →


April 27, 2008 : Alleged Food Fight Comes Back to Haunt Breakfast Club

April 27, 2008 By Daisy Daily CNB Gossip Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (April 27,2008) --The Gloucester City Breakfast Club was thrown a "curve" this past Saturday morning finding out when they arrived that their favorite restaurant was closed. The sign on the door read, "New Baby, will Re-Open on Tuesday, April 29". The organization has been meeting at the restaurant for over a year, the last Saturday of each month at 9 AM. Photo El Presidente Chalie Now this is where the story gets interesting. I have an inside source who works at the local eatery and he told me... Read more →


Fender Skirts, Curb Feelers and Steering Knobs

Posted here March 24, 2007 Commentary By Hank F. Miller Jr. CNBNEWS.NET (MARCH 24, 2007)--I came across this phrase in a book yesterday "FENDER SKIRTS". A term I haven't heard in a long time and thinkingabout "fender skirts" started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice. Like "curb feelers" and "steering knobs." Since I'd been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some elderly person over 50 to explain some of these terms to you. Remember "Continental kits?" They were rear bumper... Read more →


Gary Gross Sr., Owner of ECarol Insulators Succumbs, Former Gloucester City Resident

By William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews.net Gary Gross Sr., , of Marco island, Florida succumbed to cancer on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 68. A former resident of Gloucester City and East Greenwich, Mr. Gross was the founder and owner of ECarol Insulators and a member of the Pipe Coverers Union Local 14, Philadelphia. An avid hunter and fisherman he belonged to the now defunct Gloucester City Rod and Gun Club, and the defunct Gloucester City AC Hawks. He also enjoyed playing golf. Born and raised in Gloucester City Gary’s nickname was “The Woo”. His brother Bill... Read more →


Gloucester City Memorial Athletic Assn “Mustangs” Celebrate 60TH Anniversary

+++++ (Posted on CNBNEWS.NET August 24, 2006) GROWING UP GLOUCESTER By Bart Rettew THE BEGINNING - 1946 (August 24, 2006)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--The year was 1946 and WW-II was over. Many veterans were now returning home to resume their lives that were interrupted by the War. A group of young, local former high school athletes got together and started what was known as, and still is, the Gloucester City Memorial Athletic Association. The club was formally organized on Tuesday, June 18, 1946 at the Dixie Hotel at Burlington and Ridgeway streets in Gloucester as reported by Bill Flynn, the meeting chairman.... Read more →


South Jersey Happenings | cnbnews.net

1st Vendor’s Extravaganza (MT. EPHRAIM NJ)--Emmaus Catholic Community Altar & Rosary Society would like to invite you to join them for a fun day of shopping at our 1st Vendor’s Extravaganza on Saturday, November 9 from 9am to 2pm. Come out and get some Christmas shopping done. There will be many vendors selling their specialties and food will be available to purchase. Sacred Heart Church Hall, Kings Highway, Mt. Ephraim. For more information please call 856-931-1441. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MOUNT EPHRAIM CELEBRATION COMMITTEE 6TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR AND CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.... Read more →


CNBNEWS MEMORIES FROM THE PAST: submitted by Bill Hampton

submitted by Bill Hampton GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--from left to right, Billy Hampton, Marie Connoley, Trudy Bodenschatz, Tom Ferry and Ed Ferry. Location 8th and Division Streets. Check out the shorts the two Ferry boys are wearing? Sixty plus years ago if you were a kid your underwear could also be worn for your summer shorts. And nobody cared. Of course if your Dad or Grandpop tried to get away with running outside in their underwear, there was a good chance they would go to jail. Do you have a photo you like to share. Send it, along with a caption,... Read more →


80 Years Ago the First Drive-Movie Opened

Bass Hill Drive-In Cinema (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On June 6, 1933—80 years ago—Richard Hollingshead opened the world’s first drive-in movie theater on Crescent Blvd., Camden City, in Camden County, N.J., a year after conducting a series of tests in the driveway of his home in Riverton, N.J. that led to a patent application in August 1932. The patent was awarded in May 1933 and Hollingshead was in business. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car and 25 cents per person. The first movie he showed was “Wives Beware” starring Adolphe Menjou, which... Read more →


CNBNEWS GROWING UP GLOUCESTER: A Conversation About "Monk"

ELATED CATEGORY GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY BY CNBNews Staff Bill Tourtual, Butch Shaffer, and myself were talking A new look for Butch Shaffer photo credit Babe Tourtual recently about some of the characters we remembered growing up in Gloucester City, NJ back in the 40's, 50's, and 60's. Somehow the name of Albert "Monk" Schaffer, (no relation to Howard "Butch" Shaffer), came up in our conversation. Monk was a local hood who grew up in the 300 block of Morris Street. As a teenager he hung out at Augie's pool room (28 N. Burlington Street), Tuckers Corner (Cumberland and Atlantic Street)... Read more →


Elwood J. Wrigley "Bud", Vietnam Army War Veteran, Teamsters Member Local 676 | cnbnews

On November 5, 2012. Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Devoted Son of the late Elwood William Wrigley and Marguerite (nee McAuliffe). Loving and Devoted Husband of 45 years to Dorothy “Dot” (nee Lang). Beloved Father of Joseph “Bud” Wrigley (Krista). Dear Grandfather of Natalie and Angela. Cherished Brother of 7 and predeceased by 5 siblings. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Elwood was known to all as “Bud” and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Bud was a member of the Townsend C. Young V.F.W Post #... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester: 1957 Gloucester VFW Colts | cnbnews.net

BY ALAN MESTER GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-(cnbnews.net)It's football season and time to go down Memory Lane back to 1957 and the Gloucester VFW Colts (110 lb weight limit) -- possibly the best football team to ever play under the Gloucester CITY banner. Not only were the Colts undefeated, but also unscored upon. In fact, a challenge to play any team in the nation (same age/weight class) was broadcast on the TODAY SHOW with Dave Garroway. There were no takers. However, a late response was received from a league in Massapequa, NY. League officials accepted the challenge with a stipulation. They would... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Enjoyed the Growing Up Gloucester Article

Bill What a nice human interest article. It was especially interesting for me me since (1) Walt Butler and I developed the playing rules (everyone plays a quarter etc), I coached Orlando's (a few of my players were Stan Booth, Bob Weichman, Franny Hass, Jake Miller etc., Also both my sons (Tom & Scott) played in the league with other teams, and I later refereed high school and college basketball with Alan's dad Sam (Mester). Hal Merritt and Franny Powers two excellent high school basketball referees donated their time each weeks in working the games bro bono.. The league was... Read more →


MEMORIES of Gloucester City NJ

Low tide Delaware River (Photo credit: CNBNEWS.NET) In 1939, John Chamberlin began forming the Sea Scouts in Gloucester City. My father also took interest, by going to Mr. Chad Chesseman of Water Street. Mr. Cheeseman had previously built a river tow boat for my Dad, as a gift to my brother James. Without using works to describe a river row boat and one that should not be on the river compared to the boat pictured with two men in it and what appears to be a skiff, a man standing poling it along. A dangerous boat on the river I... Read more →


Memories from the Past: Gloucester City Little League Players...The Early Years

(cnbnews.net) Gloucester City Little League players circa 1952 or thereabout. We believe the photo taken at the Charles Street Stadium. First Row, kneeling-L.toR. unknown, Ed Hubbs, John Rowand, unknown, Bart Rettew, Jay Wolf, Dick Fitzpatrick, John Lang, Tom Reed, Matt Mullin, Jack Shepperd, Albie Brandt, Bob Blackburn, George Strobel, Chipper Miller, John McCaughy, Unknown, Howard Chester, Vince DiGiacomo, Unknown, Unknown. Second Row, Buddy Ross, Toby Frymire, Reds Richards, unknown, Butch Shaffer, Frank Zavekas, Jim Miller, Bob Fair, Pat Joy, Edmund Crosby, ? Krueger, Bill Gross, Bill Rettig,unknown, Ed Daly, Jim Kennedy, unknown, unknown, unknown. Third and Fourth Rows, Joe Battersby,... Read more →


Chalie Pitzo, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City; Breakfast Club, Army Veteran, GHS Alumni, American Legion, Sons of Italy, 4-H Gun Club

Charles A. Pitzo (January 22, 1939 - January 9, 2012) Charles A. Pitzo “Charlie” on January 9, 2012, of Bellmawr. Age 72. Husband of Marie I. Lockwood. Father of Dawn Glassmire (Joe) of Bordentown, Renee Eaton (Andy) of Springfield and the late Thomas Pitzo. Brother of Jean Cirrinicione of Cape May, Rosemarie Jensen (Bill) of Woodbury Heights, Kathleen Collins (Art) of Deptford, Eleanore Talorico of Deptford and the late Joseph Pitzo, Frances Surovick and Peter Pitzo. Grandfather of Meagan Thomas (Chris), Brenden Glassmire (Kimberly), Kristen, Devon and Leo Glassmire, Eric and Austin Eaton. Great-grandfather of Brayden Glassmire. Charlie was an... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester: Gert's Store-cnbnews.net

By John McCormick GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-A recent article written by Bomber Bennett titled “Down the Store” brought back so many memories about my parent's store on Morris Street. Bomber didn't mention our store in the text of his story, but it is shown on the map that was published with the article as #5. Gert’s has quite a history. The store was located next to our house at 215 Morris Street which is on the northeast corner of Morris and Willow Streets. The store was opened in the summer of 1948. I do not recall much about the opening since... Read more →


Remember When: Gloucester City Colts 120 lb Football Team (1956)-cnbnews.net

submitted by John McCormick...click photo to enlarge The Gloucester City Colts 120 lb. team from 1956. The team was undefeated, untied and unscored upon. The identities as I remember are: Back Row (l. to r.) Coach McKinney, Coach McKeever, Rich Huff, Jim Bennett, Alan Mester, Dick Wright, Unknown, George Thorpe, Tom Early, Rich Devine, Rick Sherrer, Coach Houser, Unknown. Middle Row (l. to r.) Coach Mester, Jim Saxameyer, Unknown, Tom Baals, John McCormick, Skip Murphy, Woody Dooley, Jim DiCicco, Harry Ahern, Jack McKeever, Mike Flynn, Coach Hoover. Front Row (l. to r.) Mike McKinney, Unknown, Fran Janette, Bill Elenbark, Herb... Read more →


Gloucester City - Images of America Book Release Date Oct. 31

Gloucester City was originally named Fort Nassau. The fort, located along the Delaware River, was first settled by the Dutch in 1623. The settlement was an ideal port location along the shores of the river used for travel and transportation. The city became the county seat of old Gloucester County for over 100 years. Once the county vacated the city, it transformed to an industrial hub along the riverfront. The birth of industry caused the need for development of housing and businesses catering to local and visiting patrons. Gloucester evolved from a small fishing community to a bustling city, which... Read more →


Letters: GROWING UP GLOUCESTER...The Junior Guild-cnbnews.net

Bill, Msgr Lucitt (Big Ed) (inset) was the driving force behind the St. Mary's men’s Guild that was started probably by Msgr Brick during the depression. Both priests were similar in nature, great heart, passionate and when something went wrong they took no prisoners. Big Ed was my first basketball and football coach in grammar school. The men of the Guild made fishcakes on the first floor and delivered them and other food to the citizenship of Gloucester during those awful years of the depression.. During the war years, while I was in grammar school (St Marys), all the fellows... Read more →


Memories of Gloucester City: DOWNTHESTORE

(click map to enlarge) by Jack "Bomber" Bennett GCHS Class of '66 Imagine today, asking your 10 or 11 year-old to run “downthestore” and pick up some groceries. Would you A. trust him or her with 20 bucks; B. worry that they might be kidnapped by gypsies on the way, or C. hope they could make the trip without passing out from fatigue? Today, a kid might have to go a couple of miles to find a store, and that’s if they could leave their video games long enough to do it. And I’m not talking about a Wa Wa... Read more →


Part of My Heart Left This Earth For A Better Place!

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST by Hank Miller My dearly beloved brother Joseph Edward Miller Sr. of Gloucester City, departed this earth on November 24 , 2010. With faith in God, as sure as there is sunshine that follows the summer rain, so to there will be happiness to ease both grief and pain. photo: Joe and his brother Hank, December 2008 Breakfast Club As sure as darkness of night gives way to light of day, the problems that preplex your mind with faith will fade away. As springtime follows winter, and earth is born anew, you'll find that you never... Read more →