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WOODBURY TRAFFIC ALERT: Rt. 45/Mantua Pike Closed for RR Crossing Repairs Tuesday

(Trenton) (July 6, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a ten day closure and detour of Route 45/Mantua Pike starting tomorrow in Woodbury Heights, and Woodbury, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, until 7 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday, July 17, Route 45/Mantua Pike will be closed and detoured in both directions between the New Jersey Turnpike and Harrison Ave/Mt. Laurel Road. Construction will... Read more →


Robert S. Chew Sr. of Audubon, formerly of Gloucester City, Past Member of Sportsmen AC Club

AUDUBON, NJ--Robert S. Chew Sr. age 75 years of Audubon died Tuesday June 30, 2020 in his home. Mr. Chew was born in Camden, raised in Gloucester City and lived in Gibbstown and West Deptford for many years. He was a past member of the Sportsmen’s A.C. Club in Gloucester City. Mr. Chew enjoyed attending his children’s sporting events while they were growing up and he was an avid “Gray Raider” at Paulsboro football games. He is survived by his children, Robin Chew-Fisher of Audubon,... Read more →


UPDATE/SERVICE RESTORED/Comcast Outage in Gloucester City

UPDATE: service was restored in the 08030 area around 10:30 AM GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 29) --Comcast service in the Riverview Heights section of the city went out around 8:30 am. According to their website certain sections of the city have been having issues since 08:20 AM EST. Other communities in South Jersey are also affected by the outage. The map below is from Comcast. Are you having a problem. Leave a message in the Comcast comments section! Read more →


Christine M. Crissey, of Deptford, CBS Records Employee

Deptford – On May 30, 2020. Daughter of the late Harry and Bernadette Crissey (nee Warburton). Beloved sister of the late Henry Crissey and Claire Killen (surviving Philip). Survived by her beloved aunt, Annie Sawyer, niece Karla Schafer (Kevin) and Nephew, Stewart Killen. Christine was a lifelong resident of Deptford and worked many years at CBS Records in Pitman. Christine’s funeral services will be private in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Christine M. Crissey.... Read more →


Keeping Home Pool Water Safe During COVID-19 Crisis

Budd’s Pools & Spas Offers FREE At-Home Water Testing For Pools and Hot Tubs Deptford, N.J.—As pools get uncovered and the summer swimming season approaches, COVID-19 store closures have made testing of water safety difficult for home pool owners to obtain. In response Budd’s Pools & Spas in Deptford, N.J., is offering free at-home water testing. General Manager Chris Volk says he wants to make sure that area pool and hot tub owners continue to have access to professional testing and advice. "This is an... Read more →


Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only... Read more →


Video: Bellmawr Police Arrest Atilis Gym Customer

Philadelphia Inquirer Youtube video (Gloucestercitynews.net)--BELLMAWR NJ (May 20, 2020)--Police arrested an Atilis Gym patron on Tuesday, May 19 and, charged him with violating Gov. Man arrested for violating stay at home order and refusing to give his name Murphy's stay at home order and police obstruction, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He allegedly refused to give his name and personal information to the arresting officers. On Monday morning a crowd of 200 plus people rallied outside of the gym to support the owners, Ian Smith... Read more →


Camden County Officials Searching for This Man

Camden City N.J. – Detectives are searching for a man who walked away from a group home in Berlin and hasn’t been heard from in over a month, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Berlin Police Chief Millard Wilkinson. Vernon Dockery, 36, of Berlin, left the home on Egg Harbor Rd. on Feb. 13. Detectives said Dockery was in contact with the home through the first week of March, but has not been heard from since. Dockery was last seen wearing... Read more →


Gertrude B. Randazzo of Deptford; Retired National Park Elementary School Teacher

GERTRUDE B. RANDAZZO (nee Berret), of Deptford, NJ, passed away on Sunday, April 6th, 2020. She was 75 yrs. of age. Born in Camden, NJ, she is the daughter of the late Louis and Gertrude Berret and the wife of the late Joseph A. Randazzo. She was an Elementary School Teacher for the National Park Elementary School for over 30 years retiring in 2004. A graduate of Glassboro State College where she received her BS and MA, she was a long time member of the... Read more →


Obituary: Edward Burke, age 66, of Deptford

Deptford - On March 22, 2020. Age 66. Born in Philadelphia, PA. Burial will be held at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Edward Burke. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Child Abuse Awareness Month in April

WOODBURY, NJ--In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County is sponsoring a social media campaign to bring awareness to effective child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. Due to the epidemic of the coronavirus and quarantine measures being ordered by the Governor of New Jersey, our public events had to be canceled to protect the safety and welfare of our communities in Gloucester County. Although our public events had to be cancelled, we... Read more →


Obituary: Edward Burke of Deptford

Deptford - On March 22, 2020. Age 66. Born in Philadelphia, PA. Burial will be held at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Edward Burke. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Frederick J. Lesser, of West Deptford; Coached and Umpired Youth Sports, Dupont Retiree

Fred Lesser WEST DEPTFORD NJ--Fred Lesser (81) a West Deptford, NJ resident for 53 years passed away on March 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Brooklyn, NY, moved throughout the years and attended Clayton High School graduating with the Class of 1958. After retiring from DuPont in Deepwater, NJ, in 1993 he became a school bus driver until 2017. He loved coaching midget football, basketball & baseball in the 60's, then experienced umpiring Little League baseball and softball which became... Read more →


COVID-19 Checklist for NJ to Help Keep Residents Informed

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 19, 2020 | MORE ISSUES, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ The COVID-19 pandemic is moving almost too quickly to track. An updated look at many of the closures and the exceptions statewide The closures have been ordered, or voluntarily undertaken, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow... Read more →


'I am my brother’s and my sister’s keeper'

By Steven B. Brooks FEB 2020 Topsham, Maine--There have been times when those participating in Corey E. Garver American Legion Post 202’s Winter Classic in Topsham, Maine, have slid on ice trying to run to first base, broken through a crusty layer of snow running down a fly ball, or even disappeared into a fluffy, four-foot pile of the white stuff attempting to dive for a ball in foul territory. Not ideal conditions for softball, but that doesn’t matter at all to those who have... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter is calling for volunteers

(Clayton, NJ)—Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco want to remind Gloucester County residents of volunteer opportunities at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS). The GCAS handles over 3,000 domestic animals a year. Volunteers are a huge help in making the shelter successful and keeping foster pets happy. “Volunteering at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is an amazing way to assist the animals we currently house,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. Volunteers will assist in a number of different... Read more →


Route 42 northbound lane closures required as Bridges over Timber Creek project advances

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances in Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10:30 p.m., tonight, Friday, February 21, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, is scheduled to close the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the bridges and shift traffic into the right lane to install construction barrier to prepare... Read more →


Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 to close tomorrow deck replacement project begins

Signed detour will be in place (Trenton) (February 20, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the closure and detour of the Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 to begin a bridge deck replacement project in Greenwich, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., tomorrow Friday, February 21, NJDOT’s Contractor, South State, Inc. is scheduled to close the Tomlin Station Road Bridge over I-295. The following signed detour will be in place: Tomlin Station Road northbound detour: Motorists wishing to take Tomlin... Read more →


Members of the Gloucester County Commission for Women Sworn In

(Deptford, NJ) --Freeholder Jim Jefferson attended the swearing in ceremony of four members of the Gloucester County Commission for Women (CFW) who were confirmed for new terms. Marguerite Stubbs, Gail Slimm, Lisa Cerny, and Beverly Wellons took the oath to continue serving the CFW, a fact-finding and advisory group who work to suggest and urge identified reforms in regards to treatment of women. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Thanks to the continued work of individuals like these four women and the Commission for Women... Read more →


Feds Put South Jersey Illegal Dumper in Jail

Last Thursday, Judge Renee Bumb in U.S. District Court in Camden sentenced Thomas Toy of Elmer to 30 days in prison and ordered him to pay $4.2 million in restitution for illegally storing hazardous materials. Thomas Toy ran the Superior Barrel and Drum Company, a company that cleaned and processed industrial drums before reselling them. The facility was located on the border of Elk Township and Glassboro. “There should be no tolerance for illegal dumping. What Thomas Toy did in Glassboro was a disgrace and... Read more →


Route 47 Traffic Shift Required at 47 Bridge Over I-295 on Thursday

I-295 southbound Exit 25B to remain closed for another month (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime lane closures with alternating traffic on Route 47 as the Bridge over I-295 replacement project nears completion in Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 16, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, is scheduled to close one lane on the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 and set up alternating traffic to facilitate a traffic shift. In addition, the ramp from I-295 southbound... Read more →


Robert W. J. Kain, 92, WW II Navy Veteran, KofC Council 674, GCHS Alum

Robert W.J. Kain (Bob/Beans) of Deptford, NJ died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 9, 2020. Age 92. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Brill). Loving father of Maureen Underwood (Harry) of W. Deptford, Theresa Kain-Henry (Tom) of W. Deptford, Vincent Kain (Beth) of Glassboro, Julie McHenry (Pat) of Gloucester, Ronnie Kain-Beckett (Pat) of Deptford, Edward Kain (Cathy) of Somerdale, Marie Poloney (Adam) of Pitman and the late Robert J. Kain. Robert was blessed with fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Robert was... Read more →


Kristi Lee Smith, age 46, of West Deptford

WEST DEPTFORD NJ--On December 21, 2019. Age 46, of West Deptford. Born in Woodbury, she was the daughter of the late Roy L. and Patricia L. (Daugherty) Rogers. Kristi is survived by her beloved sons, Daryn Reed Smith (Karen) and Levi Mason Sparks; her brothers, Anthony J. Monahon, Charles E. Monahon, Jimmy M. Monahan; sisters, Cheryl Ginipro (Mike), Patty Monahan and her step-father, Edward Tilton. Kristi also was predeceased by her sister, Robin Monahan. Celebration of Life and Sharing of Memories will be held on... Read more →


Penns Grove Councilman Carl Washington Charged with Stealing $8000 from Local Taxpayers

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that a Penns Grove councilman has been charged with stealing approximately $8,200 from the state-funded Clean Communities Program, which provides funds for local groups and organizations to clean parks and other public areas. Councilman Carl Washington Jr., 46, of Penns Grove, (right photo) and his nephew, Lavar H. Ledbetter, 31, of Mullica Hill, who allegedly assisted him in the thefts, were each charged by complaint-summons with: Official Misconduct (2nd Degree) Conspiracy (2nd Degree), and Misapplication of... Read more →


Maple Shade PD Seeking Officers through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program.

(Maple Shade NJ)(Dec. 13, 2019)--The Maple Shade Police Department announces our recent acceptance and participation in the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Intergovernmental Transfer Program (ITP). In order to be considered, an officer MUST be a member in good standing of a Civil Service police department who participates in the ITP with a valid certification from the Police Training Commission as a full-time Municipal Police Officer. If you are looking to join a progressive agency that offers superior training, opportunity, job growth and a supportive... Read more →


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The Most Dangerous Schools; 542 Cities to Receive Infrastructure Grants

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BAD NEWS! A New Jersey State Department of Education report released in March 2019 list the names of the most dangerous schools in the 21 counties of the state. According to nj1015.com schools that made the most calls to police were Passaic High School with 109 calls, Kingsway Regional High School with 86 calls, and East Brunswick High School with 53 calls. Passaic High School, which has more than 3,100 students, had the most calls concerning violence and drugs... Read more →


Camden County and Gloucester County Republicans Gather Toys for Tots

DEPTFORD – Recently the Camden County and Gloucester County Republican organizations came together for their third annual joint collection event for Toys for Tots at Adelphia Restaurant. “Our two organizations work well together,” Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “We share parts of two congressional districts, two state legislative districts and office space. While our two organizations often work together to try to win elections, this particular event is without a doubt a favorite of the rank-and-file. Everyone is happy to come together for... Read more →


Gloucester County Sheriff's Office nabs #10

on Sheriff Morina’s most wanted list (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced that Daquan Stratton, of Glassboro, #10 on the Sheriff’s Top Ten Most Wanted List, was located and arrested on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Stratton was arrested by the Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit in Glassboro. He was wanted for seven Violations of Probation warrants with the original charges being the following: Four counts of Burglary, three counts of Theft and Criminal Attempt. He also had a Child Support Warrant for $8701. He... Read more →


Mental Health board member recognized for 20 years of service

(West Deptford, NJ) Gloucester County Freeholder Jim Jefferson recognized Elaine Vets for her 20 years of service to the Gloucester County Mental Health Board. Elaine has made it a priority to learn about the community mental health services, promote education and advocate for individuals experiencing mental illness. She has been an appointed member on the Mental Health Board for 20 years, 15 of which she has served as chairperson. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Mental Health Board promotes understanding and education towards those... Read more →


Obituary: Dolores Budesa (nee Devine) of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

Dolores Budesa Deptford, N.J. Dolores Budesa (nee Devine) on November 14, 2019 of Deptford. Age 90. Wife of the late Samuel Budesa. Predeceased by her parents Mark and Frances Devine and grandson Sean Bunting. Loving mother of Elaine Hill (Ray) of Deptford, Dolores Bunting of Glendora, Sam Budesa (Debbie) of Gloucester, Trisha Flynn (Pat) of Gloucester, Theresa Murphy (Pat) of Gloucester, Christine DiGiacomo (Joe) of Brooklawn and Michael Budesa (the late Sally) of Deptford. Beloved sister of Paul Devine of Deptford, Tom Devine of Washington... Read more →


70 Plus Attend "Ray Ford Old Timers" Event in October

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 18, 2019)--The 70-some former athletes from Gloucester City High School and Gloucester Catholic High School had a great time October 18 at the newly reorganized second annual Ray Ford-Leon Harris, Sr. Sports Night, which was also the 47th anniversary of the original “Ray Ford Oldtimers.” Ray Ford (above) formed the group in 1972. When it first started the turnout would number close to 200 people. But, today, many of those individuals have passed on including Ford. With a number of first-time... Read more →


Cleanup Plan Approved for Matteo & Sons West Deptford Superfund Site

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (November 12, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a cleanup plan to address lead and other contamination on a portion of the Matteo & Sons, Inc. Superfund Site in West Deptford, New Jersey. The portion of the Matteo site includes the Matteo facility at 1692 Crown Point Road as well as a property across the street formerly occupied by Mira Trucking. Former operations in this area of the Matteo site included crushing and recycling batteries and landfilling, which contaminated... Read more →


Road to Recovery/Opioid Summit and HIDTA Designation Announcement

WOODBURY, NJ (November 4, 2019)--On October 30, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore and his staff worked closely with a broad spectrum of stakeholders from the public and private sectors to convene a timely Summit addressing the devastating impact of the Opioid Crisis upon Gloucester County and its communities. In 2018, over 140 fatal overdoses occurred in the county, and 2019 losses are on pace with 2018. To stress the importance of attacking the Opioid Crisis with all available resources, the Summit was grounded with a... Read more →


Walter J. Kingston, of Deptford, age 65, Longtime Nurse, Deptford HS Alumnus

Surrounded by his loving family at home, on November 1, 2019. Age 65. Of Deptford. Longtime companion of Lynn Taggart Wright, the love of his life. Beloved brother of Barbara Kingston Kondas (late Ronald). Loving uncle of Jessica Lerro (Mike), Jaime Houck (Todd) and Ryan Kondas (Priscilla) and great uncle of Michael, Ryan, Cohen and Bryce. Also survived by his second mother, Virginia Brody and “sister” Sharon Heath and many loving cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Kathleen Kingston, and sister, Irene (Renie) Kingston.... Read more →