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The Irish in Camden County

THE IRISH IN CAMDEN COUNTY Joseph John Kelly Camden County Historical Society Camden 1984 >Introduction  The story of the Irish in Camden County is a topic for a volume, not a booklet. In a full social history of southern New Jersey, it would make up a substantial part, informing discussions of the region's economic, political, religious, educational, and recreational life for the past three centuries. The following essay is a modest attempt to record the Irish contribution to the county, at least in outline, and to recount the assimilation of a major ethnic group into American life--after a period of... Read more →

CNBNews Pet Tips:A Dog Trainer’s Tips to Support Pets Through Life Stages

PETS & PEOPLE by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP Lacey Cleary and her best friend, David (NAPSI)—Many people found comfort in their animals during the pandemic, whether they already had a pet, newly adopted, or helped care for a family member’s pet. Four years later, puppies adopted during the pandemic are now entering adulthood, while dogs adopted as adults are approaching their senior years. As your dog transitions to new life stages, training is an important part of a well-rounded health and wellness routine that will keep your pup happy and healthy every step of the way: • Enlist the pros:... Read more →

Justice Must Be for All, Not Just a Few

Recently, William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor and Publisher, and his son, William E. Cleary Jr., had to endure such a stressful situation due to false charges brought against them by the Gloucester City Police Department. Over several months they were summoned to court six times to answered charges of trespassing and theft that were never proven. Not knowning how many more times they would have to appear in court they pleaded guilty to a plea agreeement and each had to pay a $500 fine. It is even more disheartening to know that some of the people responsible for this... Read more →

Cleary's Faced With Mounting Legal Costs and Criminal Fines Surrender; Accept Plea Deal

"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." ~Mark Twain UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor As some of you may already know, my son and I were charged with trespassing on the Cold Springs School property and accused of stealing a small child's bench last October. The bench in question was actually broken and discarded in a trash pile next to a dumpster. If I had managed to fix it successfully, I would have given it to one of my great-grandchildren. On October 10, a video of the two of us behind the... Read more →

Star Ledger: N.J.s First Lady's Campaign Funded by Corporations and Lobbyists

MOORESTOWN N.J. – This morning, another headline shows that First Lady Tammy Murphy’s campaign continues to be powered by those seeking to use campaign funds to stay in favor with the NJ State Government, especially as the budget process kicks off. The story in today’s Star Ledger (below) shows hundreds of thousands of dollars have poured into Murphy’s campaign account by “contractors and lobbyists with business at the Statehouse.” This is in contrast to Kim’s campaign, which as of the last filing, consisted of 92% of donations received being $100 or less, with $0 coming from the support of corporate... Read more →


WITH WINTER FESTIVAL WITH ICE CARVING, ARCTIC MINI GOLF, LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL BEER, HOT EATS, WARMING STATIONS AND MORE \ Philadelphia, PA - Roxborough Development Corporation is partnering with Ice Sculpture Philly to present the 2nd Annual Arctic Wonderland at the Pocket Park (6170 Ridge Avenue) on Saturday, February 24th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Roxborough's annual outdoor winter festival will transform the Pocket Park into a scene from the North Pole complete with arctic animal ice cut outs and carvings, live music, arctic mini golf, live ice sculpture demonstrations, warming stations, local beer from New Ridge Brewing Co., hot eats... Read more →

Ellen Thompson, of Cherry Hill, age 68

CNBNews graphic file Life isn't about having amazing experiences. It's about making everyday experiences amazing. Talking on the phone for hours, dancing and singing around the house… Surviving is important but thriving is elegant. Ellen R. Thompson (nee Kushner) was simply the best. She was sweet, loyal, and was everyone’s best friend. She was deeply caring, supportive of those around her and found peace where the sky touched the sea, on the warm beach’s sand. Seeing death as the end of life is just as seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. Just as every salty tear returns... Read more →

CNBNews Editor Faces Trespassing, Theft Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--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 learned that it wasn't trash, I contacted the police, returned the bench to the school, and placed it in the same trash pile from which I got it. At the November 21 hearing, I was given two choices: plead guilty or take the matter to trial. The penalty varies based on the... Read more →

Our Best Friends: Trooper, Sheba, Misty, Bear, Nikki, Lacey, and Erica...Gone Too Soon...

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS and information William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Lacey is on the left, and Erica is on the right. Friends from the first day they met. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (First published July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--We have been very fortunate to own many excellent Labrador retrievers over 60 years of marriage. Three of our eight Labdores were therapy dogs. Today, Peyton holds down that title. Before her, the two pictured, Lacey and Erica, performed those duties. Seeing the faces of senior citizens and hospital patients brighten when we walk into their room with our dog is... Read more →

Charles E. "Pudgie" Cleary, Owner of Pudgie's Pizza Shop

Charles E. "Pudgie" Cleary, age 83, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, December 4th, 2022, as result of injuries sustained from a stroke suffered just days earlier. A son of the late James Cleary, Sr., and Phyllis E. Cleary, Charles was born Jan. 9, 1940. An uncle cheerfully nicknamed him "Pudgie" early on, telling Jim and Mamie that despite his slight size, "this boy is going to be healthy. …And a handful." How prophetic. Charles E. "Pudgie" Cleary During a life journey of nearly 83 years, Pudgie was the chief instigator or willing compatriot to a dizzying variety of experiences... Read more →

Cleary's Family History: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews EDITOR'S NOTE: We first published this article in 2008. Because it is such a great story, we bring it out from our archives each year on Mother's Day to share it with you again. The author is unknown. I was looking for a photo to use with it, and I thought, why not use a picture of our mother, Mazie (Tucker) Cleary who passed away in 1995. The first photo of her was taken a few years before she died from complications of Alzheimer and the second is a much earlier photo of her.... Read more →

Investigation Into Shooting on Palmetto St Continues

PERSONS OF INTEREST (PHOTOS PROVIDED) PHILADELPHIA PA--On Friday, April 28, 2023, at 3:36 PM, police officers responded to a radio call for a person with a gun, report of a shooting, on the 5900 block of Palmetto Street. Upon arrival, police found Victim #1 (17/M) suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. Victim #2 (18/M) was found on the front porch suffering from gunshot wounds, and Victim #3 (14/M) was found just inside the residence doorway. All three males were pronounced deceased by PFD Medics. Victim #4 (16/M) arrived at Frankford South Hospital by private vehicle suffering from a gunshot... Read more →


WHAT'S NEXT? Qué Será, Será

(Above) A Proton therapy machine that delivers protons radiation directly to the tumor. Imagine a 196-ton, cancer-killing device that can target a patient's tumor with a sub-millimeter precision while sparing nearby healthy tissues and minimizing side effects. Take note of the turtle image in the ceiling above the patient's table. There were actually six of them spread out on either side of the table. . (CNBNews photo credit) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 23, 2023)--Wednesday, January 18, 2023, I headed to the Roberts Proton Therapy Center at 3600 Civic Blvd., Philadelphia, for my last prostate cancer... Read more →

Day 2 of 28 Proton Cancer Treatments

William E. Cleary Sr. Abramson Cancer Center PHILADELPHIA, PA--Today, Wednesday, I left the house at 10 AM expecting traffic to be heavy because of the rain and fog. But to my surprise traffic was light. I arrived on South Street in 20 minutes and it took me another 10 minutes to navigate my way to the valet parking at the Abramson center on 34th St. Connie wanted to come with me but I told her no. I was okay. After my first treatment, I felt no side effects. I do feel nauseous and I am having headaches but I blame... Read more →


updated William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 5, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This past May, I received a call from my doctor's office that I needed to see a specialist because my prostate-specific-antigen or PSA test results were high. A high PSA is one of the signs of prostate cancer. As soon as I heard that the level was high, my thoughts went to my brother and father, whom both had prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is hereditary and is slow growing. Some of the telltale signs of that cancer include: Blood in urine Blood in semen Unexplained weight loss... Read more →

GCN ARCHIVES 1950-2005:George F. Cleary Sr., Past Owner of Gloucester City News,Camden County Record, Civic Activist

(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(June 22, 1994)--George F. Cleary Sr., 80, who started as a reporter and became the owner, publisher, and editor of the weekly Gloucester City News from 1950 until he retired in 1984, died Sunday at his Gloucester City home after a long battle with diabetes and Parkinson's Disease. Raised in Gloucester City, Mr. Cleary was one of the city's biggest boosters and was active in civic affairs. "He was a good hard working person," said Walt Burrows, scholastic sports editor for the Courier-Post and an associate of Mr. Cleary since the 1950s. ''He was one of the top... Read more →

Happy 58th Wedding Anniversary to the Love Of My Life!

Bill and Connie Cleary Sr. April 18, 1964, St. Mary's Church, Gloucester City To my Precious Connie, Today, we are celebrating our 58th wedding anniversary. Thinking back I remember how happy and proud I was to walk down the aisle with you on my arm. The prettiest girl in Gloucester City in 1964 is still the prettiest girl in Gloucester City today. APRIL 18, 1964 From left to right, Marion Blome, Ginny Sarlo Tavener, Dolores Cleary Raube, Joanne D'Ambra. Standing, Gary Gross, John Hindsley, Tom Sarlo, father of the bride, Connie, Bill, George Cleary Jr., Warren Tavener We were two... Read more →

PEYTON AND ME (XII) Good News and Bad in Biopsy Report

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Peyton loves taking a ride in the van GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 17, 2021)--Monday night we headed to Dr. Ed Sheehan's Veterinary Clinic in Fairview to have Peyton's remaining stitches and staples removed. As you can imagine Peyton was very happy to get those annoying things out of her rear hip as was Connie and I. With the stitches gone so is the E collar. What made us even happier was the news that Peyton and me can get back to our daily two-mile walk. The results of her biopsy were also released last... Read more →

Clearys history part 2

The children of this marriage were: 207. i. John b. October 29, 1884. 208. ii. George b. January 28, 1887. iii. James b. January 25, 1889. James never married. He worked at the shipyards during World War I. 202. JOHN J. CLEARY (John200, James1) b. 1867 in Camden, New Jersey, d. January 25, 1909 of "Apoplexy." The length of his illness, as stated on the death certificate, was 40 hours. At the time of his death. John was a member of the Camden Aerie, No. 65. F.O.E. Division No. I.A.O.H. Mas(-) Tribe (-) No. 101, Imp'd O.R.M. From 1884 to... Read more →

Cleary History/ George & Mazie Cleary, Ed & Anna Tucker, Frank & Florence Messenger Circa 1940's

Down The Shore (South Jersey)-Circa 1940's The Tuckers, far left standing, our Uncle Ed Tucker with curly hair and Aunt Anna (nee Kowalski) Tucker (Mom and Dad) George Cleary and Mazie (nee Tucker) Cleary, far right standing The Messengers, kneeling far right, our Uncle Frank Messenger and Aunt Florence (nee Tucker). Read more →

Gloucester City Resident Pummeled in Philadelphia by Man Wielding a Hammer

UPDATE FEBRUARY 23, 2014, 11:30 PM- 6ABC Report--MAN ATTACKED WITH HAMMER by KENNETH MOTON WEST PHILADELPHIA - February 23, 2014 (WPVI) -- A man was violently attacked with a hammer outside a West Philadelphia deli and his family spoke out to Action News. It was a surprise attack. Surveillance video, obtained exclusively by Action News, shows the moment a man brutally hit 46-year-old David Woods with a hammer. Investigators say it happened at 49th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia just after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.The Gloucester City man is now surrounded by family at the Hospital of the University of... Read more →

Ruth Cleary, Remembered as Warm & Generous

Source By RENEE WINKLER Courier-Post Staff Anyone who spotted Ruth Cleary tooling around in her red Chrysler convertible probably thought of her as a blithe spirit. She always had time to chat with neighbors she met during her 46 years in Haddon Heights or with people in nearby communities visiting the same yard sales as she. But there was a warmer, more giving side to Cleary, who died recently after an illness that forced her into a Cherry Hill nursing facility for the last year of her life. By then, her beloved car had been replaced by a wheelchair,... Read more →

Wednesday’s Baseball Round-Up: Tussey Hits Two Home Runs as West Deptford Downs Golden Nugget 9-3

Courier-Post Staff Tri-County-West Deptford hit three home runs in the first inning and outslugged Golden Nugget 16-12. Adam Tussey, who hit two, led off the game with a home run. John McMullen, Nick Dalasandro and Ryan Murray also homered for West Deptford. Dustin Roach hit three home runs for Golden Nugget. Deptford scored six times in the fourth inning and three more times in the sixth to down Dandrea 9-3. Derrick Reagan had two hits and two RBIs for Deptford. Conlin Baseball got its second game-ending home run in a week, a two-run shot by Paul Painter, to defeat Moorestown... Read more →