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Klemm Avenue underpass is now open. It had been closed for almost two years. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 8, 2023)(CNBNews)—The underpass of Klemm Avenue under 42/I-76 has finally opened today, on Friday, December 8, after being closed for nearly a year. During this time, traffic coming in and out of the city had to be detoured to other highways. The construction project, which cost $57.2 million, began in February 2022 and was completed on time and on budget. The construction work included the replacement of the I-76 Bridge over Klemm Avenue, Conrail, and the South Branch of Newton... Read more →

A Message from Congressman Norcross

$ Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) wants 60 percent of each weapons system bought with taxpayer dollars to contain components from the U.S. Pool photo by Graeme Jennings Ally-friendly ‘Buy American’ requirement makes it into compromise NDAA (POLITICO) Joe Gould 12/07/23 A compromise defense policy bill unveiled late Wednesday includes a House-passed requirement that more U.S. military hardware be made in America, nixing a stricter Senate-passed requirement. Negotiators adopted language from Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) that would codify into law an executive order by President Joe Biden on domestic content requirements and state explicitly that those requirements cover major defense programs.... Read more →

Several Gloucester City Residents Attacked By A Bleeding Crazy Man

"The man was so strong he broke the handcuffs in half," ~said One Neighbor William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -December 1, 2023--Around 9:30 PM Thursday this reporter was sitting in the back room of our house writing an article about an upcoming trial. The room was quiet, but I heard a muffled sound coming from the direction of nearby North Harley Avenue, which is the street behind us. My best friend, Peyton was lying on the floor in front of me snoring. Suddenly, she jumped up and ran towards our back patio door; undoubtedly, she heard... Read more →

Klemm Avenue, Gloucester City Opens Dec. 9

Saturday, December 9, Klemm Avenue in Gloucester City will open in both directions. It has been closed since February 2022. Next Saturday, December 9, Klemm Avenue in Gloucester City will open in both directions. It has been closed since February 2022. (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the completion of the I-76 Bridge over Klemm Avenue rehabilitation project in Gloucester City, Camden County. Beginning at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, December 2, the two left lanes on I-76, eastbound and westbound, are scheduled to be closed to stripe the roadway. Beginning at 9 a.m.,... Read more →

Gloucester City Council Oks Bill Payments

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (NOVEMBER 30, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--At the November 27, 2023 council meeting Gloucester City mayor and council approved the payment of 159 invoices totaling $1,005,481 for the period of October 24, 2023 and November 16, 2023. The highest-paid contractor for that span was Think Pavers who received payments of $77, 234 and $198, 929 for a total of $276,163. Read more →

Gloucester City Council Meeting November 27th

CNBNews graphic GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 27, 2023)(CNBNews)--There are 19 Resolutions on the agenda for the Monday, November 27, 2023 council meeting scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2023, in council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street. There are two ordinances on the agenda pertaining to redevelopment. Bills totaling $2.3 Million have been submitted for payment. Read more →

CNBNews Editor Faces Trespassing, Theft Charges

UPDATED November 26, 2023 A SALUTE TO BILL "THE PEN" CLEARY BY JOHN Reynolds SEE ARTICLE BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews It has been ten years since John Reynolds first published his article " A Salute to Bill "The Pen" Cleary. I read it ever so often whenever I need a pick-me-up. It is nice to be appreciated. Tuesday, November 21, 2023, I appeared in Gloucester City Municipal Court to answer two trespassing charges for walking around the Cold Springs Elementary School and one theft charge. I took a children's bench that I thought was trash. When I... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor & Council Caucas Meeting Agenda

CNBNews graphic files GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 18, 2023)(CNBNews)--The monthly caucus meeting of Gloucester City Mayor and Council is scheduled for Monday, November 20, in council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street at 6 PM. The public is invited to attend. On the list of items for discussion are 26 resolutions and two ordinances. Read more →

Peyton and Me: Visiting Mount Ephraim, Westville and Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ --The Black Horse Tavern at 13 Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, owned by Bobby Ray Harris, is now open to the public. In 2019, Harris acquired the former Guiseppi's Restaurant. From late 2019, when he purchased it, up until this year, he has faced several challenges that have hindered him from opening the tavern. One of the challenges Harris faced was the deteriorating condition of the building that housed the old restaurant, built back in 1922. The situation was so bad that Harris had to demolish the building and rebuild it... Read more →

Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board Minutes for September 20 Meeting Released

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 30, 2023)(CNBNews)--The minutes of the Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board meeting held on September 20, 2023, were made available to the public on October 30, 2023. During the meeting, Cheryl Walters, who was representing the owner of CSLR Sober House, 32 Champion Road, appeared before the Board to request a D-use variance for the property located in the commercial zone. Meghan Martinsen testified during the meeting as a landlord and provided information about the owner and operator of Gateway Recovery Resources at 32 Champion Road. She testified that a rehab home for women, where they live and... Read more →

Gloucester City's Leaf Collection Oct 6 - Dec. 18

2023 Leaf Collection Program will be starting on October 30th, 2023 and will continue until, and finish, the week of December 18th, 2023. SECTION 1: Woods, Francesville, and the area east of Broadway to Johnson Blvd., and north of Monmouth St. to Sherman St. This section will be done during the weeks of: October 30th and November 27th, 2023. SECTION 2: Highland Park, Riverview Hts., and the area west of Broadway to King St., and south of Market St. to Jersey Ave. This section will be done during the weeks of: November 6th and December 4th, 2023. SECTION 3: Cypress... Read more →

Temporary Employees Needed to Work Leaf Collection October 30 to December 18

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 12, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Public Works Department is seeking temporary employees to work leaf collection from the week of Monday, October 30, 2023, to the week of December 18, 2023. The work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Any/All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Pay is $15.00/hour. Any/All interested parties should apply to the City Clerk inside 512 Monmouth St or directly to the GCDPW. The GCDPW can be either by walk-in or written mail addressed to 615 Brick Street. You may also email your application to [email protected]. Alex Tedesco, Superintendent Read more →

Gloucester City Marina Closed on October 21st

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 12, 2023)(CNBnews)--The Gloucester City Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21 at Proprietor's Park, King Street, and Jersey Avenue. As such, the Gloucester City Marina will be closed to allow for Fall Festival Event vendors to park their vehicles. Read more →

Attention Gloucester City Residents! Temporary Leaf Collectors Wanted

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 12, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Public Works Department is seeking temporary employees to work leaf collection from the week of Monday, October 30, 2023, to the week of December 18, 2023. The work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Any/All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Pay is $15.00/hour. Any/All interested parties should apply to the City Clerk inside 512 Monmouth St or directly to the GCDPW. The GCDPW can be either by walk-in or written mail addressed to 615 Brick Street. You may also email your application to [email protected]. Alex Tedesco, Superintendent Read more →

Attention Gloucester City Residents: Semi-Annual Hydrant Main Flushing October 16 - 27

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 5, 2023)--Donna Domico, Superintendent of Utilities for the City of Gloucester City, announced today that the Gloucester City Department of Utilities will conduct the semi-annual Hydrant Main Flushing throughout the city starting the week of October 16 up until October 27, from 11 PM to 7 AM. Some residents may experience low water pressure and or slight discoloration of their water. If this should occur, turn your faucet (s) and run the water briefly to allow any residual to clear. Below is the Superintendent's complete statement. Read more →

Gloucester City PD Hires to Provide Crime Data for Residents; Cost of Service Unknown

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 23, 2023)(CNBNews)-We recently discovered that the Gloucester City Police Department is now using, a platform that shares unprocessed crime data related to Gloucester City. Similar services have been used by many other police departments nearby for a long time—for example, the City of Philadelphia. To access the data, you must create an account by clicking the link below. You may also be asked to volunteer to register your security camera(s), but having a camera is not mandatory. CNBNews is pleased to report that the police department has joined a... Read more →

Gloucester City Marina Closed on Oct. 14th

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Sept. 24, 2023)(CNBNews)--The City of Gloucester City announced today that the Gloucester City Marina, at Proprietors Park, King Street, and Jersey Avenue, will be closed on Saturday, October 14, as the Fall Festival will be held that day. Read more →

Don’t Forget…Gloucester City Community Clean-Up Sat.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 13, 2023)(CNBnews)--Please note that the City of Gloucester City has scheduled its Community Clean-Up Day for Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event will begin at the Community Center on Nicholson Road (old Gloucester Heights Fire Hall). We kindly ask that you mark this important date on your calendars. CNBNews Graphic files Please note that the date for the clean-up day was changed in order to accommodate the shredding company. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. A meeting for the clean-up day has been scheduled for Monday,... Read more →

OPINION: Gloucester City Council Caucus Meeting Sept. 18

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Each month, the Gloucester City Council and other officials hold a caucus meeting to plan what needs to be discussed at the regular Council meeting the following week. The caucus meeting this month will be Monday, September 18th, and the regular Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Here is the agenda for this month. CNBNews graphic file Proposed Update to Personnel Policies (city employees) Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workplace Policies Paid and Unpaid Time Off Compensation and Employee Benefit Policies Additional Policies Returned checks. This is public information so it appears in both... Read more →

Gloucester City's Annual Community Clean-Up Day, Saturday, September 23

Volunteers will meet at the Community Center, Nicholson Road, on Saturday, September 23. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 13, 2023)(CNBnews)--The City of Gloucester City will have its Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., beginning at the Community Center on Nicholson Road (old Gloucester Heights Fire Hall). Please mark the date on your calendars. The date was changed from the calendar date to accommodate the shredding company. A clean-up day meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, in the Front Office at Public Works Main Office. It will begin at 2:45 p.m.... Read more →

Gloucester Mustangs 2023 Season Begins Sept. 16 Against Bordentown, Kickoff 9 AM

Schedule Subject to Change Gloucester Mustangs CNBNews file photo/credit Bruce Darrow GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 9, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Mustangs apparel orders are now open. Orders had to be submitted by September 6 to be in time for the September 16 games against Bordentown and Moorestown. Orders will be accepted until September 13th, but delivery of the orders will take until either the second game or the third game. will not be not in time until at least the 2nd game. Order forms will also be available at the snack stand. More information is HERE! GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 9, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Mustangs... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor and Council July 28, 2023 Meeting Minutes

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 12, 2023)(CNBNews)--On September 7, 2023, CNBNews received a copy of the Gloucester City Mayor and Council meeting minutes dated July 24, 2023. We thought you might be interested in reading those minutes and have published them below. Read more →


OPINION Dorothy Philbin| CNBNews Columnist In 1974, there was a movie called "Network" in which Peter Finch plays a network news anchor, and when he can't take any more, he opens his window and calls out "I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore!" That's how I felt on Monday. Earlier, I had looked for Gloucester City's 9/11 ceremonies and I found nothing. Nothing on the Police web page, nothing on the citizen's web pages, nothing for Proprietor's Park. I read the city council meeting agenda and minutes - nothing! There was no citywide acknowledgment or... Read more →

Gloucester City Summer Concert Tuesday

Summer Concert Series Reminder 🌟Summer isn't over yet folks🌟 Come relax at the Gloucester City waterfront and enjoy live music, a beer garden, and community fun! Join us tomorrow night for the final show featuring Craig Bickhardt and a special treat with our series host as opening act, Michael Tearson. "When Craig Bickhardt steps onto a concert stage, he comes equipped with his trusty acoustic guitar. He’s also accompanied by something invisible, yet ever-present: the stories of a lifetime, vividly translated into words and melody" ~Barry Alfonso Save the Date! The Pack the Park Fall Festival is Back. Mark your... Read more →

Rain, Hail, Lighting and Wind Pummels South Jersey

CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 9, 2023)(CNBNews)AT 5:10 PM TODAY, the wind, hail, and rain have stopped in the City of Gloucester City, and every so often the sun peeks out from behind the clouds. Down trees and tree limbs are scattered about on the east side of the City. Stay alert, as the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 11 PM this evening for the following areas; IN NEW JERSEY INCLUDING 9 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY MERCER IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY HUNTERDON MORRIS SOMERSET SUSSEX WARREN IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY BURLINGTON... Read more →

New State Standard for Drinking Water Causes Problems for Westville Residents and Officials

WESTVILLE, NJ (August 30, 2023)(CNBNews)--Last week, a notice was sent to residents of Westville about the borough's water department being cited by the state of New Jersey for violating a new drinking water standard. Most residents received the alert on Friday. cnbnews file The warning stated that the borough's water system exceeded the MCL for Pefluorononanoic Acid PFNA in the second quarter of 2023, resulting in a violation of a new state standard for drinking water. The alert cautioned that individuals who consume water with PFNA levels above the MCL for an extended period may experience liver, kidney, or immune... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering through the Streets of Gcity, Cherry Hill, Down the Shore

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews FOND MEMORIES OF THE BROWN STREET SCHOOL-Today, the demolition process of Brown Street School, Brown and Somerset Streets commenced. Gloucester City taxpayers will bear the cost of $324,265 for this work. Caravella Demolition, based in Newark, NJ, is the contractor assigned to carry out this task. The contract outlines the specific duties that Caravella must perform. 1. Environmental/Asbestos Abatement 11,800 SF 2. Demolition of Former School Structures, Contents and All Other Debris Whether Above or Below Ground at 51 South Brown Street, Block 151 Lot 15, Final Restorations and Grading to within 6" of... Read more →

Gcity Council Expected to Okay "Pot" Store, $3,225,000 Bonds, $75K for Housing Official

Monday's meeting begins at 6:30 PM and is held in Council Chambers at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (AUGUST 28, 2023)(CNBNews)-The Gloucester City Council has a number of resolutions to approve this evening at its regular meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. One of those resolutions being considered is a request by BluLight Cannabis to utilize the former O'Donell's Restaurant and Bar, 401 N. Broadway, to sell marijuana products. The governing body previously authorized five marijuana dispensaries in the city, and the approval of BluLight's request will not exceed this limit. The board gave the business... Read more →

Should The State Takeover Gloucester City?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews columnist courtesy of (August 27, 2023)--If you have been following CNBNews you know that the city managers have done everything possible to keep the taxpayers of Gloucester City from knowing what is going on in our town. This is nothing new; it has been going on for years. Here is just some of what we don't know: - The activity of the police and fire departments or any other city department. - The justification for at least three employees holding two jobs. - The justification for the Building Inspector refusing to meet with us about... Read more →



William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNews photo taken at 8 PM Monday evening, August 21, 2023. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? Just a few feet from Broadway, a major route in and out of Gloucester City, there is a heap of garbage obstructing the pedestrian walkway. In the backyard of the property, there is a 20-foot boat. Click the photo you’ll find gas cans, oily rags, tires, car parts, and junk. How did this happen? The city mandates that all rental properties undergo annual inspections by the Housing Office and Fire Department. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--We have recently... Read more →

CNBNews Monthly Cheers and Jeers Column

By CNBNews Staff animated congratulations images CHEER—I would like to extend congratulations to Mayor Dayl Baile and the council members of Gloucester City, including George Berglund, James Johnson, Nancy Baus, Sam Budesa, Robert Page, and Derek Timm. They have made efforts to ensure that the residents they serve will not lose their title of living in the city with the highest property taxes in the state. It is noteworthy that Gloucester City has held this distinction since 2018 and is one of only 30 communities out of 565 in NJ that can boast of this honor. We are fortunate to... Read more →

Who In Gloucester City Is Looking Out For The Taxpayers?

By Robert S. Bevan Former Mayor of The City of Gloucester City GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--Think of Gloucester City as a corporation providing services to the community—public safety, trash collection, maintenance of city-owned properties and our water and sewerage department. Our Board of Directors are elected to make sure we get the best “bang for our buck”. Take a look at your latest tax bill and you’ll find that local taxes are now 57% of our total tax bill! Retired people on fixed income can no longer pay our public servants three or four times more money than... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY : The Start of Political Nepotism in the City of Gloucester City

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigative Reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPTEMBER 13, 2023)--Nepotism is new in Gloucester City if 1933 is considered new. The City Council, on November 10, 1933, approved using the Civil Service plan for getting and keeping employees. Before that, there were actually two police departments, two fire Departments, etc. However, only one group worked at a time, as there was a Democratic structure and a Republican structure. If the Democrats won the general election in town, the Democratic employees went to work, and the Republicans were unemployed. Some years it was the opposite. Here is a portion... Read more →

Some Council Members in SJ Cities Receive Publicly Funded Health Insurance Despite Being Illegal

LOVE YOUR MONEY!!! Those Towns and Cities Include but are not limited to Berlin, Brigantine, Gloucester City, Wildwood, and maybe the Mayor and Council IN YOUR COMMUNITY! William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews TRENTON, NJ (August 4, 2023)(CNBNews)--On Thursday, August 3, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that a state grand jury again indicted Wildwood’s mayor, a former mayor, and a city commissioner in connection with their allegedly fraudulent participation in the State Health Benefits Program, reinstating charges that had been dismissed without prejudice last month. A state grand jury in Trenton returned a 12-count indictment on Monday,... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 31, 2023)--(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Tax Office announced today at noon that the City's Third Quarter tax bills have been delayed because of unexpected issues in their office software conversion. Please be advised that the Tax Office is currently working on generating the tax bills for 2023. We have been delayed due to unexpected issues in our software conversion. We apologize for the delay and hope to have the tax bills mailed by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Read more →

*Saint Mary Parish Celebrating 175th Anniversary, Sunday, September 17th

St. Marys Church/CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 31, 2023)--St. Mary's Parish is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year. The parish will mark the occasion on Sunday, September 17. with a mass and breakfast. Below are the details about that event. Come home to St. Mary Church, Gloucester City, Sunday September 17, and join us in celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the our parish. We will be honoring past and present students, faculty and staff of Gloucester Catholic High School and St. Mary Grammar School. We invite you and your families to join together with our current Gloucester Catholic Community... Read more →


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews photos by CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 25, 2023)-- Monday, July 24, CNBNews noticed another sinkhole developing (above) at the newly paved intersection of Stites and Barnard Avenue. Last week we discovered a similar hole in the middle of the block. The contractor left the site last January and hasn't been seen since. City taxpayers paid over $500,000 to have new infrastructure placed on the street and for new curbing and asphalt paving. City officials told the Barnard Street residents the contractor would return to finish the job once the weather got warmer. Gloucester... Read more →

Meeting Agenda for Gloucester City Mayor and Council Includes $3.225 Bond Ordinances

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 23, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester City mayor and council will vote on two bond ordinances on first reading at their Monday, July 24, monthly meeting that total $3.225 million. A breakdown of the first bond, which totals $1,500,000 million, reveals: As per, Gloucester City Police Officers earn an average salary of $127,000, which places them as the third highest-paid police officers among the 37 communities in Camden County. source city of Gloucester City, NJ *$35,000 will be used for body cameras for the police *$105,000 for a tractor at the Public Works Dept *$100,000 for new furniture at... Read more →

Gcity Liquor Licenses Okayed; Remember Open Sunday Bars Campaign & Gcity Pub Crawl

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 17, 2023)(CNBNews)--At a recent meeting, the Mayor and Council of Gloucester City, approved the annual renewal of liquor licenses for ten taverns, five package goods stores, four club licenses, and one inactive license. The licenses expire each year on June 30. It cost $1,650 to renew a plenary retail consumption license; $1,150 for a plenary retail distribution license, and, $188 for every club license (see here). Below is a list of the names of those approved licenses. In the past, Gloucester City had over 50 taverns and bars, and... Read more →


IMPORTANT PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCEMENT CNBNews graphic file LAST UPDATED: JULY 12, 2023 - 2:03 PM GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(JULY 12, 2023)--The Public Works was unable to complete the city-wide yard waste collection today, Wednesday, July 12, 2023, due to an excessive amount of debris put out city-wide. The city trucks will be out tomorrow, Thursday, July 13, 2023, to complete the city-wide collection. If it hasn’t been collected yet, please leave your yard waste out at the curb for tomorrow. Thank you for your patience. Alex Tedesco, Supt. Public Works Read more →

Camden County Taxpayers Receive $19 Million Grant for LINK Trail Development

(Cherry Hill, NJ) — The Camden County Parks Department recently received a $19 million grant to further develop the LINK Trail. This will be part of the Circuit Trails, one of America’s largest trail networks and once completed, will link nine counties in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to more than 850 miles of interconnected multiuse trails. The funds come from the US Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity Grants program. “This is a transformative project that will enhance the lives of our residents and visitors even further,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Parks... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering in June Through Gloucester City, Deptford and Mt. Ephriam

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Artist Frank Chappell AWESOME! The mural on the Paul Street side of Carr's Hardware at 22 North Broadway is a stunning piece of art created by Frank Chappell as part of the City's Irishtown program. The Carr family expresses gratitude to Chappell, Gloucester City Mayor Dayl Baile, the city council, and Lori Ryan, Director of Gloucester City's Community Development. Ryan is also the city's Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) Coordinator. It's important to note that the City of Gloucester City participates in New Jersey's Neighborhood Preservation Program, which the NJ Department of Community Affairs manages.... Read more →

Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board Special Meeting

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 7, 2023)(CNBNews)--A special Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 26, at 7:30 PM in Council Chambers at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street. The purpose of the meeting is to investigate if properties located on a portion of Atlantic Streert between Ridgeway Street and Cumberland Street connecting block 61 and block 62, and portion of the Salem Street right of way between Noirtgh King Street and North Willow street conecting a block 11 and block 14. The public is invited to attend. Read more →

CNBNews June 2023 CHEERS & JEERS

UPDATED/CORRECTED/UPDATED AGAIN JEER--There are some employees of the Gloucester City Public Works Department who have an attitude when it comes to doing the jobs they were hired to do. For example, in May 2022, eight beautiful marina banners were installed at Freedom Pier. In December 2022 those banners were destroyed by the high winds that blow on the Delaware River at that time of the year. Common sense would dictate that those banners be taken down during the winter months and stored in a safe place until spring. Because of the inepitude of those responsible the taxpayers are left with... Read more →

INCREDIBLE! Salaries for Gloucester City Dept. Heads Range from $60,000 to $240,000

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester City Mayor Dayl Baile and his council members approved the 2023 salary ordinance on second reading at the June 26 council meeting. The salary guide is for employees not represented by a union and is retroactive to January 1. Because of how the salary guide is organized, it is hard for anyone to know how much these employees make. CNBNews graphic file It is done that way intentionally, a former council member once told this reporter. "If the taxpayers knew how much these individuals are paid, including... Read more →

Appellate Court Sides with PFRS, Denies former Gloucester City Cop's Appeal

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JUNE 26, 2023)(CNBNews)--A former Gloucester City Police Officer, who was denied ordinary disability retirement from the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) appeared in the Superior Court of New Jersey last month seeking an overturn of the Board of Trustee’s ruling. The decision on that case was released on June 15, 2023. To qualify for the union's disability retirement benefits (ODRB) an applicant must meet a certain criteria. To be specific an applicant must demonstrate they are mentally or physically incapacitated for the performance of their... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin l CNBNews Research for another article led to the current Master Plan for Gloucester City. The Master Plan contains much information which is probably new to most, if not all residents who don't work for the city. Over the next couple of weeks you will get to know the facts about Gloucester City. One thing to keep in mind is that there are roughly 4,300 households in our city, of which 3,000 are apartments. Keep that in mind when you read the following. House Heating Fuel: Natural Gas 2,948 Bottled Gas 109 Electricity 255 Fuel Oil/Kerosene 818 Coal... Read more →

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Could There Be An Auto Theft Ring In Your Community?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JUNE 21, 2023)-After publishing the two press releases earlier tonight from the Pennsauken Police Department regarding auto theft, we wanted to let the residents in Gloucester City know that CNBNews has been trying to inform them about any auto thefts recently in their City. CNBNews graphic file Please note there is a possibility that what is happening in other communities in South Jersey, such as Pennsauken, could also be happening in this City. But, in our effort to obtain readily available information, we have been stonewalled, in our opinion, by... Read more →