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Gloucester City's Annual Winter Wonderland Program

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(CNBNewsnet)--The City of Gloucester City will present its annual Winter Wonderland program on Thursday, December 8, starting at 6:30 PM. There will be a Santa Ride Procession with fire trucks starting at Fire Headquarters on King Street down Monmouth Street towards Johnson Blvd. On Saturday, December 10, from 3 PM to 7 PM, there will be family fun and many food trucks at Proprietors Park, King Street. Read more →

American Legion Champs Attend MLB World Series

By Henry Howard HUSTON, Texas--While they may not have been together since celebrating their American Legion World Series (ALWS) championship in August, Troy (Ala.) Post 70 members picked up right there they left off. “They have a brotherhood, a camaraderie,” said first-year coach Ross Hixon, whose team finished the season with a 32-6 record. “They are a really fun group to be around.” The reigning ALWS champions were honored Saturday night during Game 2 of the Major League World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Astros won 5-2 to even the series. After the first inning, the public address announcer welcomed the team as players and coaches were shown on the Jumbotron. On the field, there was a strong contingent of American Legion Baseball alumni. Among them: Houston’s Alex Bregman, who homered in the game; manager Dusty Baker and Game 1 starter Justin Verlander. Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto,... Read more →

Gloucester City Helping Hand Food Drive Saturday

The Gloucester City Helping Hand Food Pantry is holding its annual Holiday Food Drive on for your generosity Saturday, December 10. (Rain Date Sunday, December 11. Residents are asked to leave unperishable food items outside their door in a bag. Besides Gloucester City, the volunteers will also collect food from the people living in nearby Brooklawn. More information below Read more →

Dr. Edward J. Strow Jr., of Haddon Hts., formerly of Brooklawn

Dentist; resident of Haddon Heights, NJ, for 60 years; passed away on November 11, 2022. He was 89 years old. He was the only son of Edward and Elizabeth Strow of Brooklawn, NJ. He attended LaSalle High School in Philadelphia and then Rutgers University. He graduated in 1958 from the University of Pennsylvania with the highest honors. He served with the US Public Health Service in Washington, DC, at the National Institute of Health; at the USPHS Hospital in New Orleans, LA; and spent two years as a staff dentist at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. He left the service with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Dr. Strow practiced General Dentistry in Mt. Ephraim, NJ, from 1961 to 1996, when he retired. He was on the staff of West Jersey Hospital, where he was Chief of the General Practice section of the Dental Department. He was... Read more →

My Father's House IS HERE TO HELP YOU !

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)The clinical staff at My Father’s House is a team of close-knit professionals providing comprehensive and individualized substance abuse and mental health treatment to residents of Camden County and the surrounding South Jersey areas. We strive to serve our consumers by instilling hope for sobriety, tools for change, and support where it is needed most. ​ We are dedicated to providing outpatient assessment, intervention, and treatment, including prevention and education, for the disease of addiction while facilitating spiritual recovery and personal growth for all adults and adolescents. WHO WE ARE A Shining Light My Father's House Inc. seeks to empower those struggling with addiction to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Our medically informed holistic addiction treatment works for those struggling with addiction and their loved ones who struggle with the ripple effects. At our center, we’ve created a warm and nurturing environment in which patients are encouraged... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering:


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The 400 and 500 unit block of Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ CIRCA 1940s, 1950s.(CNBNews graphic files) Frank Kelly, provided the following information about Marshall's Grocery Store, which was located next to the barber shop..."Agnes and Harold Marshal were my great aunt and uncle. They sold the store to Tom and Loretta McNulty. My wife’s parents. Then they sold it to Bodalski’s who sold it to Jim Kenny." GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--This past Saturday morning Peyton and Me couldn't help noticing the pile of trash thrown on the step of the former Twin Bar at Broadway and Market Street (see below). This unsightly pile of garbage lay just a few feet from a nearby trash receptacle. It makes one wonder what type of person thinks they can throw their trash anywhere without considering the people living nearby or the environment. Are they residents of... Read more →

Mildred C. Pollock, 95, of Brooklawn

Brooklawn - On October 31, 2022. Age 95. Born in Marlton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late, Joseph Consalo and Laura (Shuhart) Consalo. Mildred is survived by her beloved children, Alexander w. Pollock, Jr. (Kathleen), Linda Thorp (George), Joe Pollock (Mary); 11 loving grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; brother, Edward Consalo (Lynne); sister, Laura Wray (Dick Derwinis) and daughter in law, Lisa Pollock. She was also predeceased by her son, Paul Pollock and husband, Alexander W. Pollock, Sr. Mildred was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Maurice Church and was a former member of the Brooklawn Board of Health. She was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed bowling and traveling with her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mildred’s viewing on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City and again... Read more →

Melanie Lafferty, 46, of Brooklawn

On October 23, 2022. Age 46. Of Brooklawn. (nee Pizzutillo). Survived by her husband, Joseph R. Lafferty, Sr; her children, Joey Lafferty, Jr. (Amanda), Brianna, Colin, Shane and Chase; her grandson, Chase; granddaughters, Hailey-Ann and Gianna-Marie and her siblings, Keith, Hope, Adrianne, Danielle, Francine and Dominick. Daughter of Daniel Pizzutillo and Francine (nee Bramante). At Melanie’s request, services were held privately. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Melanie Lafferty. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Project Team Says Glassboro-Camden Line Moves Forward

A vital transportation link for South Jersey enters the preliminary engineering design phase. CAMDEN, NJ – The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team has selected the infrastructure consulting firm, South Jersey Transit Partners (SJTP), to provide preliminary engineering and design (PED), project management, and professional services for the pre-construction phase of the light rail line. SJTP is a joint venture between AECOM and STV Incorporated, two nationally recognized transit planning and engineering firms. This action moves the GCL closer to construction with the start of the next phase of this important project that will expand connections between communities in South Jersey by restoring passenger rail service. “The GCL is an important initiative to improve mobility by offering quick, reliable, and frequent rail service to the region,” said Bane Gaiser, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. East and Latin America region. “Our SJTP joint venture is incredibly proud to continue our crucial work,... Read more →

Gcity NEWS:

15 Apartments Coming To South Burlington Street

William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board, at its September 21 meeting, approved a resolution authorizing the owner of the former Gloucester Catholic High School Boys Building, Monmouth and Burlington Street, to be converted into apartments. The proposed apartment building is located on the west side of Broadway in a heavily residential area with very little parking. Presently there are approximately 4,300 properties in the City; of that number, 3,000 are apartments, and 1400 are homes. EXCLUSIVE The applicant is operating under the name of One South Burlington Street LLC. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Joseph Romano of Warren, NJ. St. Mary's Parish of Gloucester City owned the high school building. It was sold in 2017 to WEBO, LLC, for $450,000. The principals of that business are Rich Lauletta and Paul Margaritis. "WEBO is our best acronym for West... Read more →

Ray Ford/Leon Harris Old Timers Gathering, Nov. 6

Limber Up and Get Ready for the via GIPHY Ray Ford/Leon Harris OLD TIMER'S EVENT Sunday, November 6th from 2 PM to 5 PM Cost just $10.00 The Elizabeth Ballroom Highland Blvd. and Sylvan Avenue Gloucester City, NJ This is open to all former GHS and GCHS athletes and sports fans, 35 yrs. old and up. Questions call Bob Bevan @ 609-417-3786 or Bart Rettew @ 856-430-1976 via GIPHY Read more →

Joshua Carlton Doster, son of Rev. James and Robin Doster

Joshua Carlton Doster, born to James and Robin Doster on February 7th, 1978, in Jacksonville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on October 14th, 2022, at the age of 44. Josh is survived by Wendy, his wife of 20 years, and their four children, Emma, Iris, Alliana, and Nate. He is also survived by his parents, James and Robin Doster, sister Estella and family, along with many other family members who love him dearly. The Rev. Jim Doster was the former pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church, Gloucester City, NJ. Josh was a caring and generous husband, amazing father, and a loyal friend. He was an introverted people-person. He loved working with people, and with his love for the Lord, he especially loved working with youth and young adults. He had a love for the military and was very patriotic. Josh loved hiking, scuba diving, guns, and anything... Read more →

CNB Political News: Claire Gustafson Campaign Signs

I’m Claire Gustafson, I was the Republican Party’s 2020 nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s First District. I’m proud of our race against the political cartel that rules South Jersey. With the help of the greatest volunteers any campaign has ever had we earned more votes than any Republican to run in New Jersey’s First Congressional District. We outperformed President Trump and our party’s nominee for US Senate. We earned the votes of more than 45,000 voters who are not registered Republicans. These are just a few reasons I have decided to run for Congress again in 2022. Unfortunately, South Jersey is ruled by a powerful political cartel. Our congressman is part of the cartel. When your big brother is the political boss, you do as you are told. Perhaps that is why Donald Norcross, by his own admission, as state Senator, led the charge on getting the Economic Opportunity... Read more →

(GCN Archives 1948-2005): Gov. Florio To Attend Brooklawn Post 72 Legion Banquet (1-2-1992)

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) ( The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to Gov. Florio To Attend Brooklawn Post 72 Legion Banquet Published in the Gloucester City News January 2, 1992 The Honorable James J.... Read more →

Michael R. “Mike” Gorecki, of Stuart, Fl., formerly of Brooklawn; Bishop Eustace Prep Alum

Stuart, Florida – formerly of Brooklawn. On August 13, 2022. Age 72. Loving father of Mychael Gorecki and Daniel Gorecki. Devoted brother of Eileen (Keith) Weisgerber. Predeceased by his brothers: John Gorecki and Steven Gorecki. Cherished son of the late John P. Gorecki and Roslyn Gorecki (nee Campbell). Survived by many cousins and friends. Michael was raised in Brooklawn. He was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Eustace Prep. School in Pennsauken where he played quarterback on the football team. Michael lived in Stuart, Florida for the past several years after relocating from Texas. His career was centered and accomplished in the food and beverage industry. Michael enjoyed watching and playing sports. Michael will be remembered as a patient, kind and genuine person. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Michael and his brother, John’s visitation on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at Saint Mary’s R.C.... Read more →

John S. “Johnny” Gorecki, of Brooklawn; Union Carpenter, Air Force Veteran, GHS Alum

Brooklawn - On August 21, 2022. Age 80. Devoted brother of Eileen (Keith) Weisgerber. Predeceased by his brothers: Michael Gorecki and Steven Gorecki. Cherished son of the late John P. Gorecki and Roslyn Gorecki (nee Campbell). Devoted uncle of Mychael Gorecki and Daniel Gorecki. Survived by many cousins and friends. John was a lifelong resident of Brooklawn. He was a 1960 graduate of Gloucester City High School. John proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. John became a union carpenter for Carpenter’s Local Union # 393 of Gloucester City / Camden and retired in 2002 with 25 dedicated years. John enjoyed his daily walks at National Park and his many vacations in Stuart, Florida with his family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend John and his brother, Michael’s visitation on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth... Read more →

Brooklawn Traffic Alert: Daytime Site Surveys Route 130 Bridge Over Big Timber Creek

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is advising the public of a survey work and priority repairs a drainage outfall near the Route 130 Bridge over Big Timber Creek in Brooklawn, Camden County. At 7 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, October 7, until 3:30 p.m., NJDOT crews will be preforming a site survey near the Route 130 Bridge over Big Timber Creek in preparation for temporary flood gate repairs to a drainage outfall. At 7 a.m. Monday, October 10, until 3:30 p.m., and if necessary, on Tuesday, October 11, at the same times, the flood gate will be temporarily repaired. More permanent repairs are expected to be made in the next few months. This work will not require any lane closures or detours. Traffic is not expected to be affected by construction. NJDOT has two capital projects that are expected to begin construction in the next year or two that... Read more →

Philly Snowfall Predictions for Winter 2022-2023

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – October 5, 2022 – From the abundance of acorns in the fall to the bushiness of squirrel tails, there are many fanciful forecasting techniques have been used over the years as a means to glean a glimpse of what the weather will be like in the upcoming winter. AccuWeather's approach to concocting the winter forecast, one of its most highly-anticipated seasonal outlooks, is a bit different: The process involves a team of veteran long-range forecasters analyzing computer models, looking at how previous winters have played out and using their own personal experience to determine if it's going to be a snowy winter, if and when the polar vortex will unleash Arctic air across North America and whether it will be a good season for skiers. This winter is indeed looking like a snowy one across most of the northern tier of the contiguous United States,... Read more →

DEVELOPING STORY: Sheriff Officers and SWAT Conduct Raid in the 300-Unit Block of Paris Avenue, Brooklawn

photo of 308 Paris Avenue, Brooklawn BROOKLAWN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On Thursday, September 29, around 10 AM, the residence at 308 Paris Avenue, Brooklawn, was raided by an armed SWAT Team, Camden County Sheriff Officers, and a K-9 unit. Some of the officers were dressed in tactical gear and carried automatic rifles. Above, Officers were jammed up under the carport and inside the porch of the home waiting for the suspect to open the door. One officer yelled we are sending in a K-9 dog. Throughout this time the dog continued to bark. Below, Sheriff's vehicles blocked off the 300-unit block of Paris Avenue to all traffic at either end. The arrow points to the location of the house that was raided. This is a developing story. Read more →

Names of Businesses and Non-Profits in the 08030 Area Who Received PPP Loans Released by ProPublica

THE DATA PROVIDED BELOW IS FOR GLOUCESTER CITY AND BROOKLAWN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--ProPublica, an independent news organization that produces investigative journalism, released a CNBNews graphic files database of all the names of the businesses and non-profits that received money from the Paycheck Protection Program. The PPP is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. First Draw PPP loans can help fund payroll costs, including benefits. They may also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. The Paycheck Protection Program, established by the CARES Act, is implemented by the Small Business Administration with support from the Department of the Treasury. This program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: 28 Camden County Communities Receive $25,000 Recreational Grants

Gloucester City Proprietors Park playground received a $25,000 grant for renovations. Monarch Painting is presenting putting a fresh coat of black paint on the lanterns at the park. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 26, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Commissioner Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland, and Historical Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award $700,000 to 28 recreation facility enhancement projects and $405,000 to nine historic preservation projects throughout the CNBNews graphic file county. “These funds will be utilized for several purposes from improving recreational facilities as well as preserving multiple historic sites, ultimately making Camden County a better place to work, live and visit,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the county Division of Environmental Affairs. “Ranging from ball fields to park trails, these grants will ensure that our residents have top-quality outdoor spaces to enjoy. Additionally, these funds will preserve some of our... Read more →

Theodora Fifis, 77, of Brooklawn

Fifis,Theodora (nee Kontaxis), age 77, of Brooklawn on September 20, 2022. Beloved wife of the late George Fifis. Devoted mother of Emanuel Fifis of Brooklawn and Franceska (Jeffrey) DeMarco of Cherry Hill. Loving grandmother of Nicholas Fifis, Giorgia DeMarco, and Joseph DeMarco. Dear sister of George Kontaxis of Athens, Greece. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill. NJ followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park Cherry Hill, NJ. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church. Read more →

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Share or Print this page Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don't ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn how you can help those affected by Alzheimer's. 1 Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's a typical age-related change?... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Department Hiring, Starting Salary $59,795

PHILADELPHIA PA (September 4, 2022)--The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications from September 5th until September 30th, 2022. Start at $59,795. Residency requirements is waived for all applicants. advertising space donated by CNBNewsnet Read more →

Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two door prizes. A big Shout Out to Classmate Gale Stanley of the San Francisco Bay area came the furthest. Those on the GHS 1972 Reunion Committee are Kathy Erhmann Jackson, Gregg Teears, Ruthanne Greene, Joe Bocchicchio, Joan Stainker Reagan, Kevin Boulden, Joyce Underwood Calzonetti, and Debbie Lewis Wagner. The buffet... Read more →

YOU'RE INVITED! Gloucester City's Pack the Park Party

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 17, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City's Pack The Park event will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 2 PM to 8 PM at Proprietors Park, King Street and Jersey Avenues. Over 40 vendors will be selling their wares at the gathering. Some of the festivities include; 11 AM Car Show 2 PM Sidewalk Chalk Contest Bounce Houses and Children Fun Music all-day Beer Garden The celebration is sponsored by the Gloucester City Mayor and Council, the Gloucester City Celebrations Committee, Gloucester City Musical, and Cultural Arts Committee, New Jersey Irish Society and the Gloucester City Irish Society Related articles The Tale of Holt, the Coast Guard Base, and the City of Gloucester City (2nd Part) ( FIRST PART: The Tale of Holt, the UDAG, and the City of Gloucester City ( Peyton and Me Meandering through Gloucester City's Proprietors Park /Freedom Pier, (IX) Read more →

Gloucester City Residents Have You Seen Apollo?

Apollo- lost in Gloucester City, NJ on Friday, September 8, 2022, at 8 pm- large reward! Blue collar with a bow and no tags- share the word. If found please take Apollo to Gloucester City police department 313 Monmouth Street. source Ring Camera Read more →

John F. Krimmel, age 58 of Gloucester City

John F. Krimmel, age 58 of Gloucester City, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. John had an insatiable love for cars. Restoring them to beauty and working order was a passion of his own. He loved nothing more than making things that needed work beautiful in his own way. John is survived by his children Nicole Heitman, John Krimmel, and his mother Bobbi Steinberg. The Krimmel family has chosen to share their heartfelt stories privately. #crerancelebration #heartfelt © 2022 Creran Celebration LLC. All Rights Reserved Read more →

Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon, Retired Alice Costello School Teacher;

Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon died peacefully at her home in Paoli, PA, on September 3, 2022, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was 75 years old. Kathy’s entire life revolved around teaching and children. She grew up in Collingswood, NJ, and attended Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. She then spent over 20 years raising her family in Haddonfield, NJ. In addition to guiding the hearts and minds of her own three children, Kathy spent many years touching the lives of other children in her neighborhood, as well as through her home-based daycare center, and by serving as a longtime Haddonfield Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader. In 1990, Kathy joined the staff of Alice Costello Elementary School in Brooklawn, New Jersey. Over 26 years of active teaching there, she educated children in every grade but the first. Kathy was recognized many times over the... Read more →

Camden County Republican Women Pancakes and Politics Breakfast

Camden County New Jersey Republican Women sponsor for Camden County GOP: Pancakes & Politics Breakfast Saturday, September 10 Lamp Post Diner 1378 Little Gloucester Road, Gloucester Twp. 8:30 AM Read more →

Beth Ann Walmsley, of Gloucester City, age 56

Christmas is the time of year to be with the ones we love. Sharing so much joy and cheer, what a wonderful feelin’. Watching the ones we love, having so much fun… Beth Anne Walmsley radiated the spirit of Christmas. She cherished peace and goodwill and was generous and kind. She had a quick wit and a good sense of humor. She adored those around her, was a good aunt and was a good neighbor. Because Beth Anne would not stop for death, he unknowingly stopped at her home for her on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The carriage held but just Beth Anne and immortality. This life given to us by nature is short, but the memory of a well-spent life endures. One day we will know how lucky we were to have loved Beth Anne with wonder, not grief. Beth Anne was born in Camden and had been a... Read more →

CNB Traffic Alert: I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed and detoured Thursday and Friday nights in Bellmawr

UPDATED The infamous Al-Jo Curve. Where I-76, I-295, and NJ42 meet in a mess of asphalt and concrete. source Overnight closures necessary for drainage work (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed for several nights as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The closure planned for tomorrow, Thursday, September 8 has been canceled due to weather. Friday, September 9; Monday, September 12; and Tuesday, September 13 The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, September 9, until 7 a.m. Saturday, September 10. The same ramp will also be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, September 12, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, and again from 10 p.m. Tuesday, September 13... Read more →

DEATH NOTICE: John and Michael Gorecki

John Gorecki and his brother Michael Gorecki, long-time Brooklawn and Florida residents passed away in August one week apart. A formal notice will be released by the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City in the near future. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142. Read more →

Glassboro Car Show/Food Truck Festival Friday

GLASSBORO, NJ (September 1, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Annual Car show drives into Glassboro on Friday, September 2, 2022. For the 17th year in a row, car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey at the Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival, the premier car show in South Jersey. The viewing area will be on Rowan Boulevard in Downtown Glassboro and an anticipated 5,000+ attendees will have the opportunity to view over 300 vehicles while listening to live music, DJ Pepper Paul 92.1, and enjoying great food trucks and cold craft beer. The Glassboro Police Department released the following traffic advisement... The 17th annual Glassboro Car Show will be held this Friday, Sept. 2nd, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please be aware that over 300 cars and approximately 5,000 people attend this event. CNBNews graphic files We will be closing roads along Rowan Blvd, Victoria Street, New Street, and College Ave. beginning at... Read more →

CNBNews Traffic Alert: Route 42 Lane Closures

Route 42 northbound lane closures tonight as Missing Moves project advances in Gloucester and Camden counties Closures necessary to set construction barrier (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 42 northbound tonight, as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Deptford, Gloucester County and Runnemede, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, September 1, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 2, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes on Route 42 northbound between the Route 55 interchange in Deptford and the New Jersey Turnpike in Bellmawr. The lane closures are necessary to set construction barrier and establish a median work zone. At least two lanes of traffic will be maintained overnight. By 6 a.m. Friday, the left shoulder on Route 42 northbound will be closed with all traffic shifted to the right to allow for construction... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It was announced this week on the Haddonfield Police Department's Facebook site that a state grant of $75,000 had been received. The purpose of the grant is to study the feasibility of combining the Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Haddonfield, Haddon Heights and Barrington. It is surprising that Haddonfield would want/need to decrease their property taxes. After all, Haddonfield is rich, isn't it? Well, the last year for which tax rates are available is 2019. At that time the average property tax rate for Haddonfield (which is 37th highest dollar amount of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey) is 3.125% which amounts to $16,121 a year. Haddon Heights' rate was 3.330% and Barrington was the highest rate of the three of at 4.400%. As an aside, Gloucester City's tax rate that year was 4.498%. When looking at property taxes, remember that the majority of... Read more →

AMERICAN LEGION Monday: Five Things to Know, Aug. 29, 2022

U.S guided-missile cruisers entered Taiwan Strait, another American was killed fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers 1. Two guided-missile cruisers steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the U.S. Navy's first “routine transit” of the waterway since the Chinese military encircled the island for extensive military drills earlier this month. 2. A Memphis native fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers is the latest American killed by Russian-backed militias in the hotly contested Donbas region of the besieged country, the State Department confirmed. 3. The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday injected a ray of hope in the standoff over the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine by announcing that its mission of top experts “is now on its way” to the facility even as renewed shelling in the area highlighted fears of a catastrophe. 4. Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping war games drills in the country’s east that... Read more →

Michael R. Arrison, of Cinnaminson/Brooklawn, age 63

Cinnaminson – Formerly of Brooklawn. On August 23, 2022. Age 63. Predeceased by his beloved son, Michael Arrison. Loving step-father of Julian Gonzalez. Beloved brother of Charles J. Arrison, John (Angie) Arrison, Janice (Tom) Kern, Joseph C. (Karen) Arrison, Todd Arrison, Kim Arrison and Linda McClelland. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was born in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from South High School in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in South Omaha. He loved going to the movies (especially with his sons when they were little) and watching TV. Michael loved music and especially Metallica was one of his favorites. He was a former resident of Brooklawn. He worked as a laborer at Georgia – Pacific. At the request of Mike’s siblings, cremation was private and there will be no memorial services. Family requests memorial donations in Michael’s name to the Harrison County Humane Society: 106 North 5th... Read more →

CNB Traffic Alert: RT42 southbound lane closed Tonight

in Gloucester and Camden counties; Leaf Avenue ramps to be closed overnight (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 42 southbound tonight to implement a traffic shift and establish a median work zone, as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Deptford, Gloucester County and Bellmawr and Runnemede, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, August 25, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 26, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes on Route 42 southbound between Creek Road/CR 753 in Bellmawr and the Route 55 interchange in Deptford. In addition, the Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramps to and from Leaf Avenue will be closed and detoured at the same time. The lane and ramp closures are necessary to implement a traffic shift on Route 42. At least two lanes of traffic will be maintained overnight.... Read more →

*NJ Fire Fighter Jobs Open (all jurisdictions)

Symbol: M9999D Title: FIRE FIGHTER Issue Date: 07/01/2022 Closing Date: 08/31/2022 Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS Salary: * Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated Workweek: 40 Hours per week Application Fee: $35.00 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: NOTE: Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the "FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET". Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his/her 35th birthday). An exception to the 35 year age limit is that volunteer Fire Fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date... Read more →

Buy Your Football Frenzy Ticket Today

The Football Frenzy Fundraiser works as follows: *Each individually numbered ticket has a list of professional football teams on the ticket. Each team is given a corresponding team letter/symbol to be used throughout the season. *On each ticket there is a list for each of the 18 weeks of the football regular season. Under each week is a combination of 3 letters/symbols that correspond to the teams listed on the front. These 3 letters/symbols are the teams you will use for that specific week of the season. Your 3 teams change every week. *For each week you add the scores of each of the 3 teams listed on the ticket for that specific week. The combined team scores are used as a weekly total. (Note: If a team listed for a specific week is on a bye week, you use the previous weeks score for that specific team.) *Prizes are... Read more →

Patricia Ann Kraft, Longtime Brooklawn Resident

On August 13, 2022. Age 80. (nee Cline) Lifelong resident of Brooklawn. Daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Cline. Loving wife of 55 years to the late Christian M. Kraft, Sr. Loving mother of Christian M. Kraft, Jr. (Jacquelynn) and Elizabeth A. Muldoon (late William). Cherished grandmother of William Muldoon, Jr. (John), Dennis Muldoon (Samantha), Bridget Muldoon (Lauren), Jillian Kraft (Angelo), Rachel Kraft and Dennis Cline. Loving great-grandmother of Angelo, Lincoln, Clementine and Melanie. Beloved sister of Jerry Cline and Dennis Cline, her devoted caregiver. Predeceased by her siblings, John Cline (late Ethel), Catherine Zawojski (late Paul), William Cline (surviving Betty), Joan Weichman (surviving Richard) and Richard Cline (surviving Diane). Also survived by her faithful comfort dog, Lucy. Patricia will be remembered for the love she had for her family and the great times they had together. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday morning, August... Read more →


CNBNewsnet photo GROWING UP GLOUCESTER- In the late 70s a bus load of Gloucesterites traveled to Philadelphia to see Elvis impersonator Ed Lucky perform. Some of those in the picture are (left to right) Helene Rettig, Jan Ferry, Jim Ferry, Kay Ferry, Peg Ferry, Bill and Babe Tourtual, Janet and Bob Bevan. (Standing)-Unknown, Connie Cleary and Bill Rettig. If you recognize anyone, let us know ( Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. (source Wikipedia). WORDS & MUSIC BY... Read more →

New Data Shows Gloucester City Property Taxes Increased by 3.9%; Brooklawn Taxes Went Down

TRENTON, NJ (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A recent article by revealed that Gloucester City property taxes increased by 3.9%. Once again, Brooklawn's taxes went down. Many of the poor towns across Camden County also saw a tax increase. Lindenwalk's taxes rose by 14.8% • Audubon Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,379 | 1-year change: 1.1% • Audubon Park Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $2,695 | 1-year change: 2.8% • Barrington Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $8,640 | 1-year change: 1.9% • Bellmawr Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $6,521 | 1-year change: 1.5% • Berlin Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,745 | 1-year change: 0.7% • Berlin Township Avg. tax bill '21: $6,810 | 1-year change: 0.4% • Brooklawn Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $4,287 | 1-year change: -2.8% • Camden City Avg. tax bill '21: $1,917 | 1-year change: 5.9% • Cherry Hill Township Avg. tax bill '21: $8,576 | 1-year... Read more →

CNB Tips and Snippets: A Happy Ending; Repairs to HS Athletic Field; Swarthmore Avenue Dirty & Dusty

(August 16, 2022) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --A HAPPY ENDING—Our “Peyton and Me Meandering" article resulted in the removal of the garbage lying in front of 109 Elm Street within five hours after our story was published. Nearby residents said despite numerous calls to officials; trash was lying at that location for nearly a month. The same article was responsible for removing a derelict car (photo right). That car had become a safety hazard to the children living in the neighborhood. According to the people we spoke to, the car was reported to the police a year ago. Our article also resulted in two other vehicles, unlicensed and unregistered to be tagged with abandoned stickers and removed. Today, Tuesday, a crew from the Public Works Department were on the scene cutting down the weeds and removing debris. CNBNewsnet photo ***** MORE IMPROVEMENTS TO HS ATHLETIC... Read more →

Bellmawr Traffic Alert: Rt 295 Right Lane Closed Tonight

Reposition construction barrier in Bellmawr Long-term shoulder closure necessary to create a work zone (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are reminding motorists that the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed tonight to reposition the construction barrier for retaining wall reconstruction as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, August 15, until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16. The closure will begin just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26, where the highway splits for I-76 toward Philadelphia and I-295 toward Trenton and will continue through the tunnel. Route 42 northbound traffic will be unaffected. The closure is necessary to reposition the construction barrier to close the right shoulder so it can be widened as reconstruction begins on the retaining wall. Work will initially consist of... Read more →


A new PATCO weekday schedule will take effect on Monday, August 15, with trains running every eight minutes during rush hours. The time adjustments were developed to increase schedule reliability and streamline rush hour departures with equal time intervals. The new schedule maintains frequent train service based on ridership needs. New schedule at-a-glance: Weekday Service: Morning Owl Service – No change. Morning Rush Hours – Trains run every 8 minutes for peak westbound travel. Daytime – No change. Trains run every 15 minutes. Evening Rush Hours – Trains run every 8 minutes for peak eastbound travel. Late Evening – Trains run every 15 to 20 minutes. Weekend Service: No change. Trains generally operate every 20 minutes on Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays. While the new schedule maintains a high frequency of service, it utilizes fewer trains resulting in less wear and tear on train equipment. PATCO’s Equipment Department... Read more →

When School Begins Will Your Child Have Mental Health Problems?

On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 8, 2022) — Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling. A new national survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, finds that 79% of parents with a school-age child believe their children will have challenges going back to school this fall. The top three factors identified by parents of school-age children that will make going back to school this fall challenging for their children include safety concerns (44%), bullying (33%) and ongoing challenges... Read more →

American Legion World Series Begins August 11; Meet The Eight Teams

By Richard Walker Aug 09, 2022 Teams arrive in Shelby on Tuesday for The American Legion World Series. Photo by Chet Strange/The American Legion Three of the eight teams in the 2022 American Legion World Series are making their first appearance in the tournament, which begins Aug. 11 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Troy (Ala.) Post 70, Camden (S.C.) Post 17 and League City (Texas) Post 554 are the first-time ALWS teams in the 95th edition of the event. Rounding out the field are two-time defending champion Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56, one-time champions Midland (Mich.) Post 165 and Omaha (Neb.) Post 1, and former ALWS participants Shrewsbury (Mass.) Post 397 and Chesapeake (Va.) Post 280. Idaho Falls is pursuing ALWS history, as no team has ever won three straight titles. The Post 56 Bandits come in after winning the Northwest Regional on Connor Hall’s game-winning... Read more →