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Service for People Addicted to Drugs, Alcohol Sunday, March 26 at St. Mary's Church

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 22, 2023)(CNBNews)--A prayer service for people addicted to drugs and alcohol will be held on Sunday, March 26 at St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The organizer of the event, who wishes to remain anonymous, was asked why it was being held. " "Since the beginning of the year it seems we have been losing more people to drugs, alcohol, and mental illnesses than ever... Read more →

Camden County Hero Scholarship Annual Coach Bingo

To reserve tickets: Call Dawn: (856) 768-9656 or email: Call Cathy: (856) 287-9743 Proceeds benefit the families of Camden County's Police, Fire & EMS Personnel killed in the line of duty. ID #35-5-23729 Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 office (609) 980-7013 cell “It doesn’t take a hero to keep a dream alive…” Read more →

*PBA Local 30 Corn Hole Tournament April 29

MAGNOLIA, NJ(CNBNewsnet)--Join PBA Local 30 for the 1st Annual CornHole Tournament Saturday, April 29, starting at 1 PM. Registration begins at 12 noon. The event organizers are also looking for business sponsors. If you want to make a monetary donation or donate a basket toward the Chinese auction, please email Money from this fundraiser helps Local 30 support community programs and events. Read more →

Avalon Garden Club Flower Show June 10

AVALON, NJ--The 39th Annual Avalon Garden Club Flower Show will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon, NJ. The show will be open to the public 10AM to 3PM. Admission is free. Donations are welcome to benefit the Club’s Beautification Projects. All Exhibits will be judged by the attending public as “People’s Choice” between the hours of 10AM to 1PM. There will be 7 Artistic Design... Read more →

NJ Renaissance Faire MOVING

For 13 glorious seasons, the NJ Renaissance Faire has grown from a “Start-up Faire” to being sold out in 2022, with a full parking lot. Hence, the decision was made to move the largest, most successful faire of its kind in New Jersey down the road to a new location, for it to continue to grow and flourish. The new “Shire” is being built on the grounds of Allen Airstrip, just off route 206 and... Read more →

Gloucester City's St. Patricks Parade This Sunday, 1 PM

The City of Gloucester City is celebrating its 400+ Anniversary The 2023 Annual St. Patrick’s Parade String Bands Bagpipes Irish Dancers and Music Bands Community Groups, and More! #gloucestergreen #IrishNJ Monsignor Bill Hodge performing the Mummers Strut in front of St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street. (2018 photo by Gus Danks) Monsignor Bill Hodge performing the Mummers Strut in front of St. Mary's Church, Monmouth Street. (2018 photo by Gus Danks) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ CNBNewsnet)--Eight... Read more →

Archdiocese of Newark to Honor Wakefern CEO Joseph Colalillo; UFCW Local 360 President Sam Ferraino, Jr. 

at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Reception Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will honor two outstanding leaders at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception at The Grove in Cedar Grove on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Sam Ferraino, Jr., (center) and Joseph S. Colalillo (right) will be honored at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception at The Grove in Cedar Grove on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Ferraino served... Read more →

*Gcity's Mayor Community Prayer Breakfast Tickets $15

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 2, 2023)--The Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Gloucester City Ministerium and the Gloucester City 400th Celebration Committee, will be held on Saturday, January 28. The event is being held at Elizabeth's Ballroom, Highland Blvd., and Sylvan Avenue starting at 9 AM. Tickets are $15. Read more →

Video: Twas the Night Before Christmas

source Clement Moore, the author of the poem Twas the night before Christmas, was a reticent man and it is believed that a family friend, Miss H. Butler, sent a copy of the poem to the New York Sentinel who published the poem. The condition of publication was that the author of Twas the night before Christmas was to remain anonymous. The first publication date was 23rd December 1823 and it was an immediate... Read more →

Riverwards Produce Hosting Pair of Holiday Shopping Events

Holiday Shopping & BBQ on Saturday, December 10th Riverwards Produce Market, which has become a haven for shoppers looking to support local purveyors while stocking up for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, is hosting their Sixth Annual Holiday Shopping Event at both their Old City and Fishtown locations on Saturday, December 10th from noon to 3 p.m. Customers looking to support and shop local can show up to either location for all their holiday... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Students Help Feed The Hungry

photos provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The student council at Gloucester Catholic High School exceeded previous records during this year’s annual food drive. Utilizing the theme of the movie “Monsters, Inc.,” students decorated donation boxes to look like monsters and trash cans to look like “scream tanks.” The goal: for each grade to fill its scream tanks by the end of the month. The reality: students filled their containers by the end of the week. So... Read more →

Tree For Every Delawarean Awards $60,000 in Grants

Five projects will receive a combined $60,000 in grant funding for tree plantings as part of Delaware’s Tree For Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI), announced by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and initiative partners today. TEDI works with Delaware conservation partners, including DNREC and the Department of Agriculture’s Delaware Forest Service, to enhance and support tree planting projects throughout the state, to plant 1 million trees by 2030. Over 72,000 trees have been... Read more →

BANKSY WAS HERE: Exhibition Runs Dec. 3 to Jan. 31

photo provided Philadelphia, PA – Banksy Was Here: The Exhibition, an "unauthorized" Banksy exhibition, opens at Philadelphia Fashion District this Saturday, December 3, 2022 and runs through January 31, 2023. Don’t miss its arrival and debut in Philadelphia! The experience will plunge visitors into the universe of the enigmatic Bristol-born street artist, offering an incredible journey featuring over 80 genuine and certified artworks from private collections. This experience and collection will make its world premiere... Read more →

Samaritan's 2023 Celebration of Life Gala, Feb. 11

Mt. Laurel, NJ – Samaritan announced it will hold its annual Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises, on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, N.J. This marks the return to an in-person format for the annual fundraising event, which celebrates Samaritan’s 40+ years of providing quality, compassionate care to more than 11,000 families annually throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties. “We are... Read more →

Holiday Bazaar in Camden City, Saturday, Dec. 3

CAMDEN CITY NJ --Join Camden Special Services District and Idea Center For The Arts on December 3rd for a Holiday Bazaar with vendors and live music. For more info, visit Eventbrite: Read more →

IT'S BACK! Cranford's Home for the Holidays House Tour

CRANFORD, NJ --Cranford’s Annual Home for the Holidays House Tour is back. The self-directed tour features five beautiful homes lovingly decorated for the holidays, on Sunday, December 4 - from 12 to 4 pm. Attendees will be guided through each home, where volunteers share information on the special details of each one. “The club is excited to bring the House Tour back as an important fundraiser for scholarships and for Project Home. The Tour is... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Dept. and PBA Local 40 Spreading Christmas and Holiday Cheer

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 28, 2022)--The Gloucester City Police Department and Gloucester City PBA Local 40 want to spread Christmas and Holiday cheer throughout Gcity! Beginning December 12, an officer from each shift will be surprising one resident each night with a small prize for the best-decorated house! The contest will last for 12 nights until December 23. They hope to share the winner from each night to show off some of the best-decorated homes... Read more →

Anna Marie Smith, 95, of Gloucester City, Retired CC Employee, Longtime Democrat Club Member

On November 22, 2022. (nee Powell) Age 95. Of Gloucester City. Loved and surrounded in her home with her family. Went to be with her dearly departed husband, Verl R. Smith. AnnaMarie is survived by her daughter, Maryann (Bob) Tomlin, her devoted granddaughter Velann Tomlin and her great-grandchildren Luke, Mersadie and Memphis (whom she loved dearly). AnnaMarie considered ALL of Velann’s friends her grandchildren, you know who you are and she loved you all! AnnaMarie... Read more →

DNREC Agencies Team Up for Toys for Tots Program

Delaware Natural Resources Police Collect Toys as Holiday Gifts for Delaware Children To kick off the holiday season, Delaware Natural Resources Police operating within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control once again are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities. The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages and... Read more →

Santa Claus is Comin' to Philadelphia on SEPTA

Annual Tradition Continues with Free Ride from NRG Station on Special ‘Santa Express’ Train PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2022) – The SEPTA ‘Santa Express’ - powered by Penn Medicine - returns for its 31st year to kick off the holiday season in Center City, Philadelphia, on Friday, November 25. “SEPTA is excited to kick off the holiday season with the Santa Express,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “We are honored to be... Read more →

CNB Entertainment News: ArtPride New Jersey Releases Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Upcoming Events

Discover Jersey Arts spotlights live theater, art, and musical performances happening this holiday season. Burlington, N.J. – November 21, 2022 – ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization, has released its holiday gift guide, featuring upcoming in-person events throughout the Garden State. From Cape May to Paterson, the guide curates festive holiday experiences from theatres, museums, dance companies and galleries. The initiative is dedicated to increasing awareness and participation in the arts in... Read more →

CNB Entertainment NEWS: Resorts Casino Hotel ups the Ante this Holiday Season

The Candy Cane Lounge Pop-Up Bar is now open at Bar One; A Toys for Tots Fundraiser returns on December 9th, Motown Forever performs on NYE and the Annual Polar Bear Plunge favors the bold on New Year’s Day; Advantageous gaming giveaways take center-stage throughout the Holiday season as well CNB ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 21, 2022) –The holiday spirit is alive and well at Resorts Casino Hotel as a variety of special... Read more →

News Organizations Falsely Report that Governor Abbott Declared Invasion at Southern Border

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Nov 15, 2022 Haitian migrants, part of a group of over 10,000 people staying in an encampment on the U.S. side of the border, cross the Rio Grande river in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. PAUL RATJE / AFP / Getty Images (The Center Square) – Numerous news outlets and social media pundits on Tuesday misreported that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared an invasion at... Read more →


1) Christmas Village in Philadelphia Love Park and City Hall (Courtyard and North Broad) November 19 to December 24, 2022 Returning for its 15th season, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will once again transform LOVE Park and City Hall (Courtyard and North Broad section) into an authentic, traditional and open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th to Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th, 2022, with a special preview weekend planned for... Read more →

EAGLE FANS: betPARX Joins S SEPTA to Provide Free Rides Home on Broad Street Line

PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2022) – betPARX Casino & Sportsbook, one of the leading mobile Casino and Sportsbook apps, is ensuring Eagles fans get home safely this football season by partnering with SEPTA to provide free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line after every Eagles home game this season, including Monday night’s game against the Washington Commanders. “We are excited about football season and are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with... Read more →

Knauer Performing Arts Center Presents...

THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL KICKS OFF A HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT HOLIDAY SEASON IN PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS STARTING NOVEMBER 30 * Make it Downtown West Chester for the Holidays with a Retelling of the Greatest Story Ever Told Coming to Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center * West Chester, PA - Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center presents the gift of theatre and celebrates a major new beginning. The West Chester performing arts organization kicks off its new regional theatre... Read more →

SEPTA's Public Hearings For Experimental Bus Routes

PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2022) – SEPTA would like to invite riders and other residents to public hearings this week regarding 10 bus routes. These routes have been operating under experimental order, and these public hearings will cover a proposal to make these operations permanent. The hearings will be held on November 9 at noon, and 6 p.m. Hearings will be in-person at SEPTA Headquarters located at 1234 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. as well as virtually,... 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... Read more →



Hollywood boat houses 100 unit block of Market Street 1920s Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 6, 2022)--Gloucester City has a long, long, and exciting history. Here are some facts you may (or may not) know about our city. It was discovered by Captain Cornelius Mey (May), who also found Cape May and Mays Landing. It was settled between 1623 and 1626 (historians disagree.) If 1623 is the actual date, we will celebrate... Read more →

Down The Shore: Somers Point Host Veterans Services

Patriots Park is the site of Veterans Day ceremonies each year. Somers Point will host a Veterans Day Service on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Somers Point Patriots Park, 1st Street, and Bethel Road. Veterans Day is held yearly to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Somers Point will honor all those who dedicated their lives to serving and protecting this nation in the U.S. military. Read more →

Ray Ford/Leon Harris Old Timers Party

CNBNews photo credit From the 2007 Ray Ford's Old Timers event sitting Joe DiGiacomo, standing (L. to R.) Ed Cowgill, Butch Shaffer, Jack Heiser, Jim Blymer, Rocky Giavino (unknown)Chalie Pitzo, Bob Bevan, unknown, Bob Weichman, Jim Talley, (unknown). 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,... Read more →

GCHS Announces The Nicholas & Roselynn Calio Scholars Program VI

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Nicholas Calio, Class of 1961, and his wife Roselynn have been amazingly generous in giving back to the current generation of Ram students! After all, Mr. Calio recalls how Gloucester Catholic proved to be a solid stepping stone to his career as a successful Delaware Valley businessman. "I owe so much to the school and the opportunities I was presented to build a career for my family," said Mr. Calio.... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Participate in “No-Shave November & December”

Beginning on November 1, 2022 and for the entire months of November and December, the Lower Township Police Department, along with many other agencies across the county, will be participating in “No-Shave November.” One of the goals of “No-Shave November” is to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair (which many cancer patients lose), and letting it grow wild and free. Another goal is to use the money you typically would spend on shaving and... Read more →

Shawn Weller, of Haddonfield to Perform in "IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind"

ITHACA, NY (10/28/2022)-- Ithaca College alumni stars of the stage will join with some 50 current students from the Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance on Friday, November 11, for a historic performance in the appropriately named Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Time Square. Shawn Weller of Haddonfield, New Jersey (08033) will perform with Ithaca College in the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble with alumni during the "IC... Read more →

Early Voting Begins Oct. 29 through Nov. 6

2022 GENERAL ELECTION Return Your Vote By Mail Ballots! Apply for Vote By Mail to Receive a Convenient and Effective Way to Vote Attention Camden County residents! Avoid the lines and crowds this election day. Keep an eye out for your Vote By Mail application in the mail. All residents that are not signed up for Vote By Mail will receive an easy to complete application. Just a reminder, you are not automatically signed up... 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 →

*Montreal Beach Resort's Doggie Day Pool Pawty Returns on Sunday, October 30,

DOGS-ONLY POOL PAWTY TO RAISE MONEY FOR ANIMAL OUTREACH OF CAPE MAY COUNTY Cape May, NJ - Montreal Beach Resort (1025 Beach Avenue) is going to the dogs - literally. A beloved and cherished Cape May tradition is back after a pandemic break. Montreal Beach Resort's Doggie Day Pool Pawty returns on Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 12:00pm Noon to 4:00pm. Years ago, after uneventfully closing their pool each season, the owners decided that it... Read more →


You need only four correct answers out of 10 to pass. 1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last? 2) Which country makes Panama hats? 3) From which animal do we get cat gut? 4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? 6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? 7) What was King George VI's first name? 8)... 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... Read more →

Inis Nua Theatre Company will open 19th season

* The American premiere of 10 Dates with Mad Mary offers a raucously comic start to Inis Nua’s 19th Season under direction of new Artistic Director Kathryn MacMillan. * Philadelphia, PA – Inis Nua Theatre Company will open its 19th season with the American premiere of 10 Dates With Mad Mary, written by Irish-Pakistani playwright Yasmine Akram. This comedy play tells the story of Mary McArdle, an antisocial young woman trying to find a date... Read more →

Appel Farm Launches New Environmental Arts and Wellness Program

with Healthy HeARTS Event (ELMER, NJ, OCTOBER 15, 2022) Appel Farm Arts & Music Center will host the Healthy HeARTS Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 10 am-4 pm to celebrate arts and wellness to launch their new year-round Environmental Arts and Wellness program. The mission of the new programming is rooted in Appel Farm’s core values of safety, community, personal growth, and fun. Appel Farm’s Executive Director, Jessica Doheny, states: “A primary goal... Read more →

What to do on your trip to New Jersey

If you have recently been watching a helmet touting Zach Braff in his totally overrated movie about the garden state, then you may be heading there to check if it really is that dull. I am pleased to inform you that nothing could be further from the truth, and New Jersey is one of the best states to visit. Just keep an eye out for Tony. Learn something new at the Liberty Science Center Located... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: SEPTA Offering Extra Service for Phillies, Flyers and Eagle Games this Week

Broad Street Line Will Have Frequent, Convenient Service Before & After All Events image courtesy of Google maps PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2022) – SEPTA is helping sports fans get to the big games this week and weekend by offering extra service on the Broad Street Line. The Broad Street Line provides convenient service to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex via NRG Station. There is a free transfer to the Broad Street Line from the Market-Frankford... Read more →

Audubon Resident Playing Lead Role in "Lucky"

AUDUBON, NJ (October 12, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Local actor Robert Lee is proud to announce the filming of "Lucky." In the lead role of Paul, Robert will tell the story of an elderly man's religious journey. "Lucky" will be filmed October 22-24 in the Hamptons, NY. It will be directed by the international award winner George Tkemaladze from Tbilisi, Georgia. No release date has been announced. CNBNews graphic file This casting follows on the heels of several other... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA EVENT: Black Ties, Ball Gowns & Sneakers!

Chef Ange Branca and Friends are Organizing Philly’s First ‘Trauma Survivors Foundation Black Tie & Sneakers Masquerade Ball’ at LIVE! Casino on Saturday, November 5th For the first time since the foundation was created in 2013, the Trauma Survivors Foundation’s Black Tie & Sneakers Masquerade Ball will be coming to Philadelphia as LIVE! The casino will host the 1,000-person gala fundraiser on Saturday, November 5th from 7 to 11 p.m. inside the property’s Event Center... Read more →

Gloucester City's Pack the Park Event Saturday; And, The Wave will Be Unveiled

"The Wave" - A New Public Landmark for Gloucester City in Proprietors Park, Gloucester City, NJ After several years of development, "The Wave" will be rising in Proprietors Park. The official unveiling will occur on October 8, 2022, at 4 pm at Proprietors Park, in Gloucester City, NJ, during our Pack the Park Fall Festival celebration. The installation, dedicated to former Mayor Bill James and created in partnership with the Hearth Community Fund, was designed... Read more →

Camden County History Month: Exhibit About the Enslaved Africans of Pomona Hall

Camden City, NJ—The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to join us for the opening of an exhibit “Say My Name”: Enslaved Africans of Pomona Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 3PM to 5PM at 1900 Park Boulevard in Camden, NJ. The event will feature a presentation of stories and documents relating to the lives of seventeen people held in bondage at the historic house during the 18th century. Although Pomona Hall was... Read more →

Coming To Your Neighborhood, Gloucester City's Semi-Annual Hydrant/Main Flushing

Gloucester CITY, NJ (September 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Department of Utilities will start their semi-annual hydrant/main flushing beginning in October. Warning: These men are professional hydrant flushers, do not attempt to try this yourself. ~CNBNewsnet via GIPHY image courtesy of drip drip To continue and maintain to deliver the best quality water, Gloucester City Department of Utilities will be doing the Semi-Annual Hydrant/Main Flushing starting the week of October 3rd – October 16th, from 11:00... Read more →

The 2022 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards

Registration is Open for the 2022 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards - We are excited to celebrate excellence in preservation this fall in various awards categories, including leadership, preservation project, writing, young professionals, and other prizes. The 2022 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 4-7 PM 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628 Our outdoor event will feature food, drinks, music, and networking, followed by the Awards presentation in our... Read more →