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Soon Another Traffic Nightmare for Travelers Coming and Going Through Gloucester City

Klemm Avenue, one of the most dangerous overpasses in the US (May 25, 2013) The I-76 overpass at Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was named one of the worst bridges in 2013. The overpass was built in 1956. More than 191,000 vehicles use it every day, and $30 million has been earmarked for deck replacement CNBNews photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 12, 2021)(CNBNews--Residents in Gloucester City will be dealing with traffic detours in the very near future as the New Jersey Department of Transportation has pushed up their time table for the construction of a third large road project for the connected 76/42/295 corridor. The construction is beginning sooner than later because DOT is concerned about the poor condition of the Klemm Avenue... Read more →


Depressed? Thinking About Suicide? Help is Available

Mental Health Resources Available Amidst COVID-19 (Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its... Read more →


Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2021 Photo Contest Now Open

Entries for Annual Contest Taken Until August 5 This photo of a kiteboarder at Assateague by Kevin Moore earned second place in the Fall category of the 2020 Photo Contest. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, can enter for the chance to win cash, park passes, and other great prizes. Winning entries will be posted online, featured in an issue of the seasonal Maryland Natural Resource magazine, and placed in the 2022 wall calendar. About 2,500 photos were submitted by 475 photographers in the 2020 contest. Entries can include images from anywhere in Maryland featuring birds, insects, flora, recreation, scenic landscapes, weather, and wildlife. A panel of judges will choose first, second,... Read more →


Deptford Resident Charged with Trying to Meet Underage Girl for Sex  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Jason J. Molina, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Newark Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), announced that a 38-year-old Deptford man was arrested yesterday for arranging a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 13-year-old girl. But in reality, the underage teenager was an HSI Special Agent, and Albert Pisanelli was taken into custody upon arriving at the Burlington Township convenience store where he thought she would be waiting for him to pick her up. Pisanelli, of the 800 block of Hunter Drive, was charged with Luring (Second Degree), Attempted Sexual Assault (Second Degree), Leader of a Child Pornography Network (Third Degree), Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material (Third Degree),... Read more →


Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road to be closed and detoured tonight

Missing Moves project advances in Camden County (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road will be closed and detoured tonight as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42, advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 16, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road and the ramp from Creek Road to Route 42 southbound. The closures are necessary to mill and pave the road. The following detours will be in place: Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road detour: Motorists traveling on Route 42 southbound... Read more →


West Deptford Couple Join McDaniel College Parent and Family Council

McDaniel College’s newly-formed Parent and Family Council has been created to strengthen the partnership between the college and its families WESTMINSTER, Md. – Tyler and Michele Wilson of West Deptford, N.J. (08096), have been named to the newly-formed Parent and Family Council at McDaniel College. They are the parents of senior Mia Wilson and sophomore Matthew Wilson. Created to strengthen the partnership between the college and its families, the McDaniel College Parent and Family Council serves as an advisory group for the college. It is comprised of a diverse cross-section of families, which includes McDaniel’s most committed parents and family members.  Council members connect with prospective and current students and families, as well as support McDaniel’s philanthropic efforts. These parent and family leaders bring expertise, resources, and a passion for McDaniel... Read more →


Victor C. Dickerson "Vic' of Deptford

July 2, 1961 - February 11, 2021 Deptford- Victor C. Diickerson "Vic". On February 11, 2021. Age 59. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Anthony and Edna (Barrow) Ignatovich. Vic is survived by his sons, Michael Dickerson (Ariel), Victor Dickerson; grandchildren, Spencer, Katlyn, Cheyanne, Daniel; sister, Doreen Eggers (George); nieces, Nicole White (Mike), Tori, Lynzie, Amanda and Ashlynn Eggers ; great-niece, Maryella White. Vic was also predeceased by his sister, Mary White (John). A memorial service will be celebrated at 3 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the First Baptist Church (Epiphany Church) of Gloucester City, 400 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Victor C. Dickerson. Funeral Arrangements... Read more →


Ocean State Jobs Lot Coat Drive a Success

Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is pleased to announce that its 2020 “Buy, Give, Get” program has resulted in the collection of 42,000 winter coats, nearly 12,000 more than last year, to be donated to veterans in need this winter. From late October through early January, the “Buy, Give, Get” program at the closeout discount retailer’s 142 stores in nine states encouraged customers to purchase a quality, brand-name men’s or women’s winter coat for $40 (retail value: $80- $120 ) and give it back to the store for donation to a veteran. In appreciation of the donation, customers received a $40 Crazy Deal Gift Card to be used for a future purchase at Ocean State Job Lot, effectively allowing customers to donate winter coats for... Read more →


Michelle Epley of West Deptford

Michelle is the beloved wife of Thomas Epley, daughter of Fred and Anna Tucci. Sister to Fred Tucci (Suzette). Devoted mother of Brandon Epley (Nicole), Alayna Gottschling (Nick), and Olivia Epley. Loving Mimi to Sloane, Sadie, Garrett, many nieces and nephews and all those that she touched with her love. Michelle worked for many years in retail sales, before leaving to take care of her grandchildren full time. She loved nothing more than taking care of others. Those who found themselves in her presence felt the love that she radiated. There will be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm Wednesday evening at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of... Read more →


West Deptford MVC Center Closed Until Feb. 16

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ-MVC) has announced that the West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center has been closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 16. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Saturday, Jan. 30. MVC Centers Reopening The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates: Wayne Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5 Camden Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5 Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center Friday, Feb. 5 Paterson Regional/Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5 Somerville Vehicle Center Monday, Feb. 8 West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center Tuesday, Feb. 16... Read more →


Photos of Downtown Gloucester City on a Snowy Night

The Broadway and Monmouth Street intersection, looking towards St. Mary's Church, located at 425 Monmouth Street (photo by Kathy Reddy) (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Feb 3, 2021)(CNBNews)--Kathy Reddy, of Sunshine Florist Shop, Broadway and Monmouth Street took some fabulous photos Monday night, February 1 of St. Mary's Church, the Gloucester City Municipal Building and the Veterans Monument during the snowstorm. The Veterans monument on the far left and the Gloucester City Municipal Building, on the right (photo by Kathy Reddy) PNC Bank on the left, St. Mary's Church in the distance and Bank of America on the right (photo by Kathy Reddy) The photos are published here with permission. Thank you Kathy ~CNBNews ++++++ For those who are unaware Sunshine Flowers & Gifts, 2 North Broadway, has... Read more →


CNB Books: Fighting the First Wave

Why the Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently Across the Globe By Peter Baldwin ISBN 9781316518335 Hardcover/$24.95 March 2020 Everyone had to accept the possibility of being quarantined for the collective weal. But until the disease was eradicated everywhere and for all, there was no end of things for anyone. A reserve of infection in one neighborhood, among one set of citizens, or in one part of the world, spelled danger for the rest. We are only as safe as the sickest member of our community. So long as a critical mass has not been vaccinated, there will be no real security. The solution has to be global or not at all. Why, even despite a shared scientific understanding of the etiology of COVID-19, were the... Read more →


Good News: Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation Distributes PPE to Deptford Police

Members of the Deptford Police Department recently picked up their PPE donation from the Ocean State Job Lot store located at 409 Almonesson Road in Deptford, NJ Recipients include first responders in all 142 communities in which OSJL operates North Kingstown, RI – January 12, 2021 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has leveraged its global supply chain to provide hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare organizations and municipalities. In continuation of that effort, the Foundation is currently distributing more than $1.7 million worth of additional PPE to police and fire departments in the 142communities where Ocean State Job Lot stores are located across the Northeast. The donations include pallets of PPE including... Read more →


Teresa A. Severance of Deptford/Gloucester City, Past Sheriff and Holt Employee, GHS Alum Class of 74

On January 14, 2021. (nee Cooney) Age 65. Of Deptford and formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of the late Edward R. Severance. Predeceased by her parents: Raymond Cooney, Sr. and Teresa Mary Cooney (nee Coons). Cherished mother of Tracy (Anthony) Hartman (nee Boody) and the late Raymond E. Cowgill, III (surviving Paula Abate). Beloved and devoted grandmother of James D. Spencer, Anthony Hartman and Angela Rae Cowgill. Predeceased by her brother, Raymond Cooney surviving wife Eileen Cooney (nee Murphy). Dear Aunt of Danielle (Tyler) Zook (nee Cooney) and Dean Cooney (fiancé Katelyn Cairns). Teresa was born on July 26, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Gloucester City, NJ at the age of 8. She graduated from Gloucester City Jr. / Sr. High School... Read more →


OPEN OUR SCHOOLS NOW! You Are Hurting Our Children!

You Can No Longer Blame Trump, What Happens Now Is On Your Watch- ~CNBNews (NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide K-12 school closures have created a social and economic impact that has paralyzed many communities. The lack of a proven technological solutions to help counter the impact of COVID in schools has compounded the crisis—but that can be fixed. Recently, two important developments have created an opportunity for a new national strategy to address the economic and health challenges facing schools, while equipping every classroom with healthy air filtration technology. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), recently signed into law, includes $54.3 billion to help K-12 public schools address the COVID-19 impact, with the goal of improving health and safety measures within these schools. Stand-alone... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: Meet Jasmine

Jasmine German Shepherd Dog Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Jasmine. Rescued, after being found tied up outside and freezing, Jasmine is looking for her loving forever home. Jasmine is a sweet girl who gets along well with other dogs her size. She can be protective of her people and home. Although Jasmine gets along well with kids, due to her overprotective nature, she would do best in an adult home. Jasmine gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Previous German Shepherd experience a must for adoption. Please no homes with small animals, small dogs, cats or in a city/crowded environment. Interested... Read more →


Deptford Skating Ring: $20 For 4 General Admissions/4 Fun Zone Passes (Reg. $46)

Business Highlights Fun for all ages 15,000 sq. ft. indoor skating rink Business Details https://www.dscdeptford.com/ Business Details indoor activity About This Deal You’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates or roller blades and Deptford Skating Center has the key. More accurately, this fun Deal provides the key to a fantastically entertaining time at Deptford Skating Center. Enjoy skating admission and Fun Zone passes for four, a $46 value, for only $20. Fine Print Merchant will abide by gift certificate state laws. No cash or credit back. Each certificate must be used in one visit. Not valid on tax or gratuity. Limit one certificate per visit. Certificate cannot be used in conjunction with any other certificate, coupon, special or promotion published by Gloucestercitynews.net as... Read more →


I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound Closed Tonight for Concrete Repairs in Camden County

Two lanes will be closed on I-76 eastbound near the ramp (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure of the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound and the closure of two lanes on I-76 eastbound for Gloucestercitynews.net files concrete repairs in Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, December 23 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, December 24, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound. In addition, the two right lanes on I-76 eastbound near the ramp are scheduled to be closed, with three lanes of traffic maintained overnight. These closures will allow the contractor to complete concrete repairs on the tunnel leading to... Read more →


50 Percent Off Coupons Offered by Businesses in Gloucester City and throughout New Jersey

Gloucester CITY, NJ(December 14, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)--LocalFlavor.com serves communities small and large, with thousands of local Deals and coupons in hundreds of towns and cities across the country. They also offer Deals from select nationwide retailers in your home town. For example here in Gloucester City Vitale's Italian Bistro, 942 Ninth Street, and Holy City Publick House, 332 Jersey Avenue are both offering a 50% off coupon to the public. Restaurants are not the only venues offering discounts, First Choice Tire and Off-Road Center, 1038 NORTH EVERGREEN AVENUE Woodbury is offering 50 percent off on certain purchases. Check out their website for deals for restaurants and other retail businesses located near you, LocalFlavor.com. Deals Dining Fun Your Home FIRST CHOICE AUTO TIRE & OFF ROAD CENTER $79... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: Santa Doesnt Need Your SS Number

December 17, 2020 by Jim Kreidler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC This year, during the pandemic, your holidays might be moving a bit online. On the 10th day of Consumer Protection, maybe you’re planning to send e-cards to family and friends. Or maybe your kids are writing their letter to Santa online, using a site that promises a customized letter back from Santa. Before you share your personal information — and certainly before you pay: Check out the website. Do a quick online search for the site or company name, plus the words “complaint,” “review,” or “scam.” What do people say about them? (Knowing, of course, that those glowing reviews could be fakes…) Share only what you need to share. Does the site really need your... Read more →


Op-Ed: Pinelands Fail to Investigate NJNG Spills

New Jersey Sierra Club During the Pinelands Commission December public meeting, the Commissioners discussed their visit to the spill sites at Joint Base in Lakehurst. The commissioners who visited said they could not see any damage on the surface of the site and vegetation looked like it was not impacted. Meanwhile Commissioner Llyod raised the issue that the spill occurred 20 feet below the surface and occurred close to 20 months ago. Commissioner Earlen commented that when he visited the site 24 hours after the first spill, it occurred in the roadways, cut through a retaining wall, and into wetlands. He stated that after the “cleanup” there was little left. Meanwhile, Chairman Prickett raised the fact that there were 444 gallons spilled. “The Pinelands Commission... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: DRBC Sells Out the Delaware River

- Approves Dangerous Gibbstown LNG Port Today the Delaware River Basin Commission upheld the approval of New Fortress Energy’s LNG facility. The Delaware River Partners (DRP) Gibbstown Logistics Center project includes a multi-use deep-water seaport and international logistics center currently under development, located at River Mile 86.5 of the Delaware River in Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. New York was the only state that opposed the resolution and offered an alternative to delay the vote until further research was done. No other state seconded that alternative and so it was dropped. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “The DRBC has sold out the Basin and sided with the fracking industry. This is the worst decision the commission... Read more →


MVC Centers in Randolph and Eatontown Closed; Others are Reopening

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced that the Randolph Licensing Center and Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. Randolph Licensing Center will be closed until Saturday, Dec. 12. The employee who tested positive was last in the Randolph Center Friday, Nov. 27. Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center will be closed until Tuesday, December 15. The employee who tested positive was last in the Eatontown Center Monday, Nov. 30. Road test operations and the inspection stations remain open at both the Randolph and Eatontown locations, as they are in facilities separate from the MVC Centers. Besides Randolph and Eatontown, nine other MVC Centers remain closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19... Read more →


MVC Centers in Trenton, Medford, and Newark Closed; Others Opening on Friday

TRENTON – Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center, Medford Vehicle Center, and Newark Regional/Licensing Center have been closed due to an employee at each location testing positive for COVID-19, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced. Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 16. The employee who tested positive was last in the Trenton Center today, Dec. 1. Medford Vehicle Center will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 9. The employee who tested positive was last in the Medford Center Tuesday, Nov. 24. Newark Regional/Licensing Center will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 16. The employee who tested positive was last in the Newark Center today, Dec. 1. Newark Road Test Operations and Newark Inspection Station remain open, as the facilities are separate from the Regional/Licensing Center. Six other MVC Centers remain closed... Read more →


PrimoHoagies Donating Holiday Gifts to 135 Children

PrimoHoagies Delivers Holiday Cheer to Children with Donations to Delaware Valley Children’s Charity through PrimoCares WESTVILLE, NJ. (December 2, 2020) – PrimoHoagies today announced it would sponsor 135 children through Delaware Valley Children’s Charity by donating items on their holiday wish lists through its charitable arm, PrimoCares. The donations will be dropped off at C.B. Community School in Manayunk, Drueding Center in Kensington, and St. Veronica’s School in North Philadelphia on Thursday, December 3 by way of a PrimoHoagies caravan of delivery trucks and a surprise visit from Santa Claus. Throughout the holiday season, customers at each PrimoHoagies location are asked to roundup their purchases to the nearest dollar. The difference was added to a fund that each location used to purchase gifts on each... Read more →


William P. Gies, of Blackwood and Deptford

Blackwood - On November 23, 2020. Age 62. Formerly of Deptford. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 16, 1958 to the late Francis Gies and late Kathleen M. (nee Keegan). Survived by his brothers, George Gies (Dorothy), James Gies (Denise Mason-Gies) and Joseph Gies; his nieces, Margaret and Stephanie Gies and nephew, Wade Gies. Bill was a member of the VFW Post 7927 in Blackwood. At his request, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.comunder the obituary of William P. Gies. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →


Live Entertainment Returns to Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

“A Motown Christmas” Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. Atlantic City, N.J. (Nov. 24, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that they will safely bring back live music this holiday season with Motor City Live’s “A Motown Christmas” featuring holiday classics. This holiday series will be hosted at Sound Waves and will run select dates from Friday, Dec. 11 through Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Tickets cost $29 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 27, and will be sold as individual tables of two and four seats to ensure social distancing. The series of shows will be held under strict “Safe + Sound” guidelines with attendees seated at appropriately distanced individual tables. Additional safety precautions will include... Read more →


MVC Employees Continual COVID Illnesses Keep Licensing Centers Closed

West Deptford MVC Center Closed, Wayne MVC Center Closure Extended TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced that the West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center has been closed, due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and the current closure of the Wayne Licensing Center has been extended. The West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center will reopen Thursday, Dec. 3. The employee who tested positive was last in the West Deptford Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The closure of the Wayne Licensing Center has been extended to Friday, Dec. 4, as an additional Wayne employee tested positive for COVID-19, requiring a revised timetable for necessary staff quarantines. Road test operations and inspection stations remain open at West Deptford and Wayne, as those facilities are separate from... Read more →


Is The New Jersey Transit River Line Coming To Your Town?

The GCL corridor traverses Gloucester and Camden counties including the communities of Glassboro, Pitman, Sewell, Mantua Twp., Deptford Twp. Wenonah, Woodbury Heights, Woodbury, Westville, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, and Camden. The proposed line would restore passenger rail service along an existing rail line using light rail vehicles similar to the NJ TRANSIT River LINE. A 45-day public comment period on the Draft EIS will start on November 2, 2020 and end on December 17, 2020. As part of the EIS public participation process, the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team will hold two (2) virtual public hearings via Zoom, where interested members of the public can provide and listen to oral comments concerning the Proposed Action and information contained in the Draft EIS. The public hearings will... Read more →


Carmella R. Popjoy of Oak Valley

Carmella R. Popjoy Oak Valley, N.J. Carmella R. Popjoy (nee Campitelli), 81, of Oak Valley, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Born in South Philadelphia, Carmella was a 1957 graduate of Hallahan High School. They settled in Oak Valley in 1962 and was a very active member of St. Margaret's Church and Women's Club. Prior to retiring, Carmella was a payroll clerk at KMart in Mantua for over 15 years. A loving and outgoing lady, Carmella's smile would light up a room. She was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. Treasured memories were captured during trips to the shore and Italy while visiting cousins. Her wonderful Italian cooking will be missed by all, along with her biscotti cookies that were gifted... Read more →


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Orders Pa Officials to Segregate & Count Ballots that Arrived After Election Day

(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)(Nov. 6, 2020)--According to The EPOCH TIMES U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Gloucestercitynews.net photo files Friday ordered Pennsylvania election officials to segregate and separately count ballots that arrived after Election Day. Alito granted a request by the state’s Republican party to separate mail-in ballots received between 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and 5 p.m. Nov. 6 from those that arrived by Election Day, in accordance with state guidance. He ordered (pdf) that those segregated ballots must be kept “in a secure, safe and sealed container separate from other voted ballots.” The justice, however, did not order the counties to stop counting but instead ordered those ballots to be counted separately. The Republican Party of Pennsylvania had filed a... Read more →


Ocean State Job Lot Announces Return of ‘Buy, Give, Get’ Program

Benefit Veterans in Need this Holiday Season Premier Closeout Retailer Invites Customers to Help Veterans in Nine States North Kingstown, RI - (October 29, 2020) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a privately-held, family-operated discount retail chain with 143 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the return of its annual ‘Buy, Give, Get’ program to benefit veterans in need. Beginning Thursday, October 29th, any customer who buys a warm winter coat at OSJL for $40 (retail value: $80-$120) and gives it back to the store as a donation to veterans in need, will get a $40 Crazy Deal Gift Card to be used for a future purchase online or at any Ocean State Job Lot store. During... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Wins Re-Election

CHERRY HILL, NJ – On Tuesday, Congressman Donald Norcross officially won a fourth full term representing New Jersey’s First Congressional District. “It is a great honor to earn the opportunity to serve the people of New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District once more in Congress,” said Norcross. “Now more than ever as our nation battles covid-19, we must recommit ourselves to work for the people of New Jersey – the health care professionals, teachers, first responders, union members, veterans, and seniors – who deserve greater representation in Washington and a fighting chance at the American dream. “Thank you to the thousands of voters and volunteers who supported our campaign. Our country must now come together, and I pledge to represent all of our citizens, regardless of... Read more →


South Jersey Residents Earn Award from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY (Grassroots Newswire) November 2, 2020 - The following local residents have earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University. The award is given to students who perform at a superior level in their coursework. * Kendall Amos of Deptford, N.J. has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Business. * Linda Metz of Oaklyn, N.J. has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Business. About WGU Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 123,000 students nationwide and has more than 190,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU... Read more →


West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center Closed Until Thursday, November 12

TRENTON – Effectively immediately, the West Deptford Regional/Licensing is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced. The West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center will reopen Thursday, November 12. The employee who tested positive was last in the West Deptford Center on Tuesday, October 27. Other MVC Centers in Manahawkin, Rahway, and Washington remain closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. The Manahawkin Vehicle Center will reopen Monday, November 2. The Rahway Licensing Center and Washington Vehicle Center will both reopen Saturday, November 7. On Saturday, October 31, the Hazlet Vehicle Center will be closed, and the Freehold Licensing Center will only support scheduled appointments, due to staffing issues unrelated to COVID-19. Customers... Read more →


Audrey Strothman, of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus

Now I lay down to slumber, all I need is one more number. When the next game I go, I pray to the Lord I yell....BINGO! Audrey R. Strothman was called to her Moonlight Bingo game on October 22, 2020 at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, NJ at the age of 87. She was born to the late George and Blanche Snyder (nee Reynolds) on March 15, 1933 in Gloucester City. She was born and raised in Gloucester City, and she graduated from Gloucester City High School. Audrey was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, pinochle nights, and bingo. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family. After marrying her late husband Arthur B. Strothman, she moved to Ohio then she moved to West Deptford... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Assist Feds with Arrest of Suspects Involved in Defrauding Banks

The Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit worked with The United States Department of Justice, District of New Jersey and multiple other agencies in the arrest of fourteen people who were charged with scheming to defraud banks and individuals with counterfeit CARES act stimulus checks. Below is the media release from the Department of Justice: – Fourteen people have been charged with scheming to defraud banks and individuals with counterfeit economic stimulus checks purportedly issued by the Treasury Department pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit bank fraud are: Defendant Age Residence Justin Ezeiruaku 23 Berlin, New Jersey Torri Pedro 24 Sicklerville, New Jersey *Akume Ehoggi 25 Glassboro,... Read more →


8-Year-Old Red Bank Elementary School Student Allegedly Assaulted by Teacher's Aide

Red Bank Elementary School, 192 Philadelphia Avenue, West Deptford, NJ 08086 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The parents of a Red Bank Elementary School student has filed a lawsuit against West Deptford School District, Steven Crispin, school superintendent; Jill Sheetz, principal of the Red Bank Elementary School; Melissa Churchill, a lunch playground clerical CNBNews graphic files aide; the West Deptford Board of Education, and, John Does 1-20. According to the court documents, David and Brittney Jowett alleged that the defendants created a danger that caused harm and led to an assault of their child, eight-year-old S.J, a student at Red Bank Elementary School on May 29, 2019. The court documents allege: Many of the children who attended Red Bank Elementary School... Read more →


John R Montague, of West Deptford

John Montague, 65, of West Deptford, New Jersey, and was a proud resident of Cooper Village passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Legacy John was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School, Class of 1973 and Glassboro State College. He loved golf, baseball, coaching many sports, a teacher of GED and Financial courses at Fairton Camp. Family He is the beloved husband of 40 years to Mary Kay Montague (nee Brand). Devoted father of Lauren (Sean) and Johnny (Tricia). Treasured grandfather of Brandon, Madden and Nora. Son of the late Marcella and Raymond Montague. Dear brother of Lorraine (the late Leon), Ray (Maribeth) and Greg (Dory). He will be missed by countless nieces,... Read more →


Gibbstown and Paulsboro Community Advisory Panel Honors Students Who Envision

“What is the Future of Science?” 14th Annual Essay & Poster Contest GAPCAP C. Moore: Connor Moore, a second-grader at Guardian Angels School, Gibbstown Campus, received a certificate of achievement and a Barnes & Noble gift card for his first-place win in the K-2 grade group of the Gibbstown and Paulsboro Community Advisory Panel (GAPCAP) 14th Annual Essay & Poster Contest. School Principal, Sr. Jerilyn Einstein, FMIJ, made the presentation. Paulsboro, New Jersey – The Gibbstown and Paulsboro Community Advisory Panel (GAPCAP) has recognized nine local students for their entries in the 14th Annual Essay & Poster Contest. Students provided their views on the theme of the GAPCAP’s 2020 contest, “What is the Future of Science?” The participants envisioned possibilities such as litter lasers, 3D... Read more →


Margaret Cornelia Sweeney, of Deptford, former Nursing Supervisor at Episcopal Hospital

Deptford – Surrounded by her loving family, on September 28, 2020, Reta passed peacefully at home. Age 81. (nee Magoun). Formerly of Woodbury and Cape May. Loving wife of 20 years to the late Edward J. Sweeney, Sr. Cherished daughter of the late Thatcher Magoun V and Mary “Molly” Stewart. Loving mother of Craig Hartman (Donna), Mark Pinero, Thomas Pinero (Janette), Jeffrey Pinero (Kelly), Terri Netz (Bruce), Kellie Blymer, Daniel Sweeney and Sean Sweeney. Predeceased by her son Luis David Pinero (surviving Sam) and step-son, Edward J. Sweeney, Jr. (surviving Sarah). Beloved sister of Thatcher Magoun VI (Nina). Cherished grandmother of Gwen Foerster (Tim), Craig Hartman (Natalie), Alexandra Pinero de Rivera (Steve), Veronica Pinero, Chloe Pinero, Julia Money (Anthony), Kari McElduff, Kyle McElduff (Crystal), Sarah... Read more →


Loretta Rose Valora, of Deptford

Loretta Rose Valora Deptford – Surrounded by her loving and caring family, Loretta passed peacefully at home on September 22, 2020 at the age of 80. (nee Pendeline). Formerly of Williamstown. Predeceased by her husband, Norman Valora. Loving mother of Marco Anthony and his wife, Kimberly and Joseph Anthony Jr. Cherished grandmother of Marco Jr., Michael and Janina Anthony. Also survived by her loving friend and caregiver, Mary Blackiston. Loretta will be forever remembered for her Sunday pasta dinners and baking cookies. She always looked forward to her shopping trips with Kim and Mary. Loretta’s family would like to give a special thanks to Holy Redeemer Hospice, especially nurse Joanne and all the devoted aides. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday... Read more →


HELP WANTED: Ocean State Job Lot Purchases Deptford Site, Hiring 50 Full-time and Part-time

North Kingstown, RI – (September 10, 2020) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, recently Gloucestercitynews.net purchased the former Toys “R” Us location at 409 Almonesson Road, Deptford, NJ. Pat Gallagher, Brian Goodwin, David Judd and Brandon Anapol of Metro Commercial brokered the transaction. With a scheduled opening in late fall of 2020, this 44,165 sq. foot store is the 9th Toys ‘R Us location purchased since 2017. The new store will be the retailer’s fifth in New Jersey, first in Southern New Jersey, and the 144th in the chain. This location is across from the Deptford Mall which is currently being redeveloped. Ocean State Job... Read more →


Trump Boat Parade on the Delaware River Saturday, September 12, Also a 9/11 Remembrance

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:30 PM RiverWinds Community Center Public · Hosted by Mike Finger THIS IS THE SECOND BOAT PARADE FOR NJ/PA BOATERS! COME OUT AND SHOW SOME SUPPORT. IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST ONE. IT WAS AMAZING! I can’t thank everyone enough from the last parade. The turnout was incredible! We can make it bigger then the last one! September 12th, @230pm THE ROUTE: We will meet at the Walt Whitman bridge by Gloucester City marina. then we will have a parade south to RIVER WINDS COVE! Feel free to join in at any point!! I shortened this parade up some because last time halfway through the parade people started to plane off and speed up. Making a wave pool for all... Read more →


SCI Releases Report on Pagan's MC Gang

photo courtesy of NJ State Crime Investigation Force (Gloucestercitynews.net)-TRENTON NJ (September 10, 2020)--– The State Commission of Investigation revealed in a report issued September 9 that the proliferation of violence that accompanied a recent rapid expansion of the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in New Jersey included numerous assaults committed against members of the public – some of whom had no connection at all to the biker club. RELATED: Gloucester City Police Chief: There Was No Fight Between Pagans and Warlocks MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES OF THE PAGANS OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANG ARRESTED IN TRI-STATE AREA SWEEP The SCI report, culminating investigative work that included a 2019 public hearing on the resurgence of the biker gang, found members have become increasingly combative with not only rivals but against... Read more →


Deptford Resident Earns Award from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY (Grassroots Newswire) September 9, 2020 - Kendall Amos of Deptford, NJ has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Health Professions. The award is given to students who perform at a superior level in their coursework. About WGU Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 123,000 students nationwide and has more than 190,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 23 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing... Read more →


DREAM PARK September Events

(Logan Township, NJ) – The Gloucester County DREAM Park is hosting many top-rated horse shows and competitions this September. The DREAM Park is located at 400 US Route 130 South, Logan Township, New Jersey 08085. For any questions please contact the DREAM Park at (856) 241-1415, visit www.dreamparknj.com or check out Facebook @ DREAM Park Gloucester County. What: Tail Blazers Agility Where: DREAM Park Main Arena When: September 5-6, 2020 Time: 8 a.m. –3 p.m. Cost: None to Spectate For more information visit: http://www.tbacagility.org/ What: NJ Horse Association Where: DREAM Park – Outside Arena When: September 5, 2020 & September 20, 2020 Cost: None to Spectate Start 8 a.m. ¬–5 p.m. For more information visit: https://newjerseyhorseassociation.com/ What: Eastern PA Reining Horse Association Where: DREAM Park... Read more →


An Introductory Guide to Real Money Casino Games

(Gloucestercitynews.net (August 29, 2020)--Playing real money casino games can not only be fun but gives you the opportunity to win some money. However, it is imperative to do some research if you want to avoid scams. Choosing a casino Every game is designed to give the casino an edge, which may be big or small and this is how casinos make their money. All casinos offer bonuses or free cash offers. Do not make the mistake of looking only at the offers when choosing a casino. What you want to find out is if the casino is reputable, has the games you want to play, and offers payment methods you can use. The banking options casinos accept, the fees they charge, and the time they... Read more →


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Gateway Regional vs. Gloucester HS, Wednesday, 10AM

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Gateway Regional vs. Gloucester City High School Football 2020 Gloucestercitynews.net files Watch Live Here: http://scoopy.sport-lovers.org/hsfootball.php Gators vs Lions The Gloucester City (NJ) varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Gateway Regional (Woodbury Heights, NJ) on Wednesday, August 26 @ 10am Gloucester City High School Stadium, Market Street and U.S. Route 130 source Facebook Events Read more →


Crown Point Road in West Deptford to Be Closed for RR Repairs

Route 44/Crown Point Road to be closed for railroad crossing repairs this week in West Deptford (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a four-day closure and detour of Route 44/Crown Point Road between Jobstown Road/Church Street and River Lane in West Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., Tuesday, August 11 until 7 p.m., Friday, August 14, Route 44/Crown Point Road is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Jobstown Road/Church Street and River Lane. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad... Read more →