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Delores C. Killen, of West Deptford, age 93

Delores Carrie (Simpkins) Killen, was born August 11, 1930 and passed on April 6, 2024 at the age of 93. Family She is survived by her children, Sherri (Kneller) and Guy, her granddaughters, Madison and Grace, and son-in-law, Frank. She is predeceased by her husband, Walt, her parents, George and Carrie and her sister, Eleanor. Legacy Delores was born, raised, and lived out her life in and around West Deptford, New Jersey. She spent her youth as a devoted daughter. She could be found riding horses bareback down Old Crown Point Road with her lifelong friend, Mae, or climbing trees... Read more →

Francis "Frank" A. Grimm, of Deptford, Vietnam War Army Veteran

Of West Deptford Township, formerly of Audubon, NJ. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Alvin Francis Grimm and Elizabeth (Flannery) Barnes. Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Theresa (Rovere) Grimm, loving daughters Emily Grimm, Caitlin Giles (Ryan); cherished grandchildren Abigail Rose and Liam Joseph. He is also survived by his sisters Deborah Ramon Gelsinger and Lisa Crawford. Frank valiantly battled a rare and incurable disease, Cardiac Amyloidosis, for many years. His final hours were spent at home, surrounded by his loving family, listening to Frank Sinatra and the music... Read more →

Vince T. Harty Sr., 67, of Deptford; Dedicated Coach/Softball Player, Woodcarver, Deptford High Alum

On March 2, 2024, age 67. Longtime resident of the Oak Valley section of Deptford. Predeceased by his parents, Patrick F. Harty and Mary Jane Harty (nee Timlin); his brother, Patrick D. Harty; and his nephews, Patrick Harty, Sean Harty and Mark Cunard. Survived by his sons, Joseph Harty (Lyndsay Myers) and Vincent T. Harty, Jr. (Patricia Fleckenstein) and their mother, Linda Harty; grandchildren, Mason Harty, Chase Harty, Travis Anninos and Julianna Harty; siblings, Jane Harty-Callen (Paul), Timothy Harty, Lori Budinak (Bill), Winnie Harty-Cunard and Judy Harty-Janofsky (Rich). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Vince was a... Read more →

Uszaki Family of Deptford Wins The Great Christmas Light Fight

DEPTFORD, NJ --THEY WON! Congrats to the Uszaki for winning the trophy on the recent episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight. They brought it home for the entire South Jersey and Philly community - way to make us all so proud. Hundreds of guests came out to the GLOW Light Show for the viewing party. Dan, Kim, Charleigh Chase Uszaki, and Deptford Dazzling Lights presented a Video Game 80s themed light show at their home in Deptford - and most pieces have now been moved to GLOW. They used the $50,000 prize money to help create GLOW - an... Read more →

The Impact of Guardio on Small Business Cybersecurity

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, cybersecurity has become a paramount concern, especially for small businesses. These businesses often face unique challenges in protecting their digital assets due to limited resources and expertise. This is where solutions like Guardio come into play, offering an accessible and effective approach to cybersecurity tailored for small business needs. This article delves into the impact of Guardio on small business cybersecurity, exploring its features, benefits, and the overall influence on the digital safety of small enterprises. Understanding the Cybersecurity Challenges for Small Businesses The Growing Threat Landscape Small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for... Read more →

David A. Cicero, 86, Owner of Cicero Designs, Army National Guard Member

After a beautiful day surrounded by his family, David passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 11, 2023, at the age of 86. David was a long-time resident of Deptford, NJ, before recently moving to Sewell, NJ. Loving husband of 63 years to Rosalie A. Cicero (nee Embiscuso). Loving father of Keith Cicero (Johanna Stutz), Lori A. Heberley (Grayson) and Tara Pietrowitz (John). Cherished grandfather of Hailee Pietrowitz, Kayla Pietrowitz, Morgan Heberley and Madison Heberley. David was the last of 10 children born to the late Carl and Margarita Ceciro (nee Montana). Beloved foster son of the late Earl... Read more →

Veronica Ann Arrera, 80, of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

On October 17, 2023. Age 80. (nee Miller) Of West Deptford. Formerly of Gloucester City and Mantua. Loving wife of 57 years to the late Thomas R. Arrera. Loving mother of Thomas R. Arrera, Jr. (Debra), Mark Arrera (Diane), Kelli Weinhardt, Michele Fowler (Ed), Denise Scinlari (Nick) and Pauleen Arrera. Cherished Grammy of Robert, Daniel, Cate, Regina, George, Dallas, Cheyenne, Ashley, Sophia, Nicole, Zack and Beltain and loving GiGi of Bella, Olivia, Luke, Nora, Thomas, Jaxon and Charles. Predeceased by her siblings, Hank Miller, Joseph Miller and Rose Collins. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Roni was a... Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: I-76 east Exit 1A and I-295 north Exit 26 ramp closures tonight

Closures necessary for curb and barrier repair (Trenton) - The I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound and the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 westbound will be closed tonight for curb and barrier repairs as the Direct Connect project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, October 4 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, October 5, the left lane on I-76 eastbound before the Browning Road Bridge and the Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound are scheduled to be closed. In addition, the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp, which becomes the left lane of... Read more →

Deptford Man Arrested and Charged in Gloucester Township Stabbing

Gloucester Township, N.J.- Detectives have arrested and charged a man in reference to a stabbing last night in Gloucester Township, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins. On Sunday, October 1, 2023, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Gloucester Township Police Department officers responded to the La Bonne Vie neighborhood for a report of a male stabbed. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male suffering from stab wounds. The victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. During the investigation, detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Gloucester Township Police... Read more →

Sally P. Mihm of Deptford, GCHS Alum Class of 66

Sally P. Mihm, formerly known as Sally P. McGill, passed away on July 4th, 2023 at the age of 74 in Deptford, NJ. She was the daughter of Ignatius and Rosellen (Short) McGill, who predeceased her. Sally was married to Thomas Mihm and they had two children, Thomas Mihm Jr. and the late Maureen Mihm. She had two siblings, Ig McGill and Kate Gaskill, and was a loving grandmother to Tom, Andy, and Elizabeth. Sally is also survived by her nephew Spencer and many cousins from the Sharkey, Short, and Avellino families. CNBNews graphic file In 1962, Sally graduated from... Read more →

ATTENTION Grades 6-12 : Enter PrimoHoagies's Most Valuable Coach Contest

…The Prize? A trip to Las Vegas, NV, for the Big Game 2024! WESTVILLE NJ (CNBNews)--Attention all student-athletes in grades 6-12! PrimoHoagies is proud to announce the launch of its Most Valuable Coach Contest. This exciting opportunity allows you to nominate your favorite coach for a chance to win an unforgettable trip for two to Las Vegas, NV for the Big Game in February 2024. Coaches play a crucial role in shaping individual players, teams, and communities by instilling the values of dedication, teamwork, and fun. To submit a nominee, simply visit the website and upload either a 200-word essay... Read more →

Brianna Stocklin of Deptford Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete

Kutztown University Softball News KUTZTOWN, PA (08/16/2023)-- Kutztown softball excelled in the classroom during the 2022-23 academic year, earning a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Team Academic Award. Nine Golden Bears also achieved All-America Scholar-Athlete status, including Brianna Stocklin of Deptford, NJ (08096). In order to be named an Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honoree, student-athletes must post a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the 2022-23 academic year. Across Division II, Kutztown was one of 99 programs honored by the Association with the Team Academic Award, showcasing a team GPA of 3.29. Similarly, the nine Golden Bears recognized were part of... Read more →

Klemm Avenue/I-76 Westbound Repairs Advances in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--NBC News reported in 2013 that the I-76 bridge over Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was among the most dangerous in the United States. The deck and superstructure date to 1956. Over 191,000 vehicles use it daily. Over $30 million has been earmarked for deck replacement. Because the work was delayed for a decade, the repair cost increased to $57.2 million. (CNBNews photo credit) I-76 Lane Closures Expect Delays Says NJDOT (Trenton) – The Route 130 northbound ramp to I-76 westbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured today as the I-76 Bridge over Klemm Avenue rehabilitation... Read more →

Brianna Stocklin of Deptford Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete

KUTZTOWN, PA (08/16/2023)-- Kutztown softball excelled in the classroom during the 2022-23 academic year, earning a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Team Academic Award. Nine Golden Bears also achieved All-America Scholar-Athlete status, including Brianna Stocklin of Deptford, NJ (08096). In order to be named an Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honoree, student-athletes must post a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the 2022-23 academic year. Across Division II, Kutztown was one of 99 programs honored by the Association with the Team Academic Award, showcasing a team GPA of 3.29. Similarly, the nine Golden Bears recognized were part of the 1,790 DII student-athletes... Read more →

Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County Holding Fall Gala Fundraising Event

DEPTFORD, NJ (July 30, 2023)--The Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County is holding its Annual Fall Gala fundraising event on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 in honor of Amy B. Mansue, President & CEO of Inspira Health, and Dr. Fred Keating, President of Rowan College of South Jersey. The event is themed “Together for Children: Strengthening Partnerships in Education and Healthcare” and it will take place at Auletto Caterers in Deptford, NJ from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM with the Premier Pre-Reception beginning at 4:30 PM. Funds raised during the Fall Gala help to support important programming for its Club... Read more →

Benjamin Franklin, age 70, of Deptford

“1 OK GUY” On July 23, 2023. Age 70. Of Deptford. Formerly of Cherry Hill. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Jean Franklin (nee Atkins), his daughter, Nikki Franklin; and his siblings, Robert and Rosalind. Survived by his children, Mercedes Franklin, Victoria Holland, Camelle Franklin and their mother, Emilia Eubanks; grandchildren, Alexus Lindsey, Carl Berry, Tarajee Holland and Cameron Fernandez; and his sisters, Deborah and Janie. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Benjamin was a graduate of Edward W. Bok Technical High School. He was a truck driver and later worked as a bus driver for NJ Transit. At the request of... Read more →

David Garcia, of West Deptford, age 67

December 18, 1955 - July 13, 2023 On July 13, 2023. Age 67 in the Select Specialty Hospital in Atlantic City. Of West Deptford. Survived by his loving and devoted caregivers at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehab in West Deptford and Bancroft. Beloved Son of the late Alfred and Florentica Garcia. David was a vibrant, loving and exceptional man. He was extremely artistically talented, often spending his time painting and drawing. David loved dancing and listening to music. He often experimented with different hair colors and loved having his nails painted. David was a huge fan of Maria Osmond, The... Read more →

Dolores H. Smith, age 83, of West Deptford, GCHS Alumnus Class of 58

WEST DEPTFORD NJ --On July 20, 2023. Age 83. Of West Deptford. Formerly of Exton, PA. Loving wife of 38 years to the late Robert J. Smith. Loving mother of Stephen Smith and Karen Krokenberger. Cherished grandmother of Matthew Krokenberger, Caroline Smith and Katherine Smith. Beloved sister of Harriett Southwick and Deborah Harris (Dale). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Dee was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1958. She worked many years as a key punch operator for Chemical Leaman in Exton, PA. Dee enjoyed playing bingo, reading books and loved Disney. Relatives and... Read more →

Jury Fines Deptford Resident Guilty of Narcotics Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

NEWARK, N.J. – A federal jury convicted a Gloucester County, New Jersey, man for narcotics trafficking and firearms offenses, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. CNBNews graphic file Javier Osorio, 43, of Deptford, New Jersey, was convicted following a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Newark federal court. Osorio was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and unlawful possession by a convicted felon. According to documents in this... Read more →

Pasquale Gismondi Sr., age 77, of West Deptford

Pasquale L. Gismondi, Sr., age 77 died on June 18, 2023. Born (in his home) and raised in National Park, Pasquale (Pat) graduated from Woodbury High School in 1963. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1971. Pat lived happily in West Deptford for over 55 years with his family. He owned and operated Pat's Place as a Master Barber for over 52 years and co-owned Catherina Catering. Pat was active in both the Bellmawr and West Deptford communities. He sponsored Pat's Little Clippers little league team out of Bellmawr, as well as,coached and umpired his... Read more →

Gary Myers, of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

“Smoggy” On June 27, 2023. Age 61. Of Deptford. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 12 years to Margie Myers (nee Schlechter). Loving father of Ryan Myers (Rachel), Sean Myers and step-father of Danny Keenehan and Keri Keenehan. Cherished son of Clara Quinn (nee Procida) and the late Frank W. Myers, Sr. Beloved brother of Frank W. Myers, Jr. (Laraine) and Raymond Myers (Lisa). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his fur babies, Charlie, Jackson and predeceased by his dog, Chase. Gary was a longtime resident of Gloucester City before moving to Deptford. He was a... Read more →

NJ Offers Proposed Settlement for “FOREVER CHEMICAL” Pollution in and around West Deptford

Largest Single-site Natural Resource Damages and Remediation Case in New Jersey History TRENTON – Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette today announced a proposed settlement with Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC that would ensure the remediation of contamination, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and compensate the public for natural resource damages in the vicinity of Solvay’s facility in West Deptford, Gloucester County. PFAS substances – also called “forever chemicals”– are manmade substances desired for their ability to repel water and oil and contain fuel fires, and were commonly used to make products... Read more →


NJDEP REMINDS PUBLIC TO (23/P38) TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection reminds the public to be aware of clinging jellyfish, a small jellyfish capable of inflicting an extremely painful sting that is found in some bay and estuarine waters of New Jersey. The DEP continues to monitor populations, recently integrating a new testing technique that improves early detection capabilities through environmental DNA, or eDNA, markers in the water column. “Fortunately, populations of clinging jellyfish and their distribution have been largely stable since the species was first confirmed in New Jersey in 2016,” said Commissioner of Environmental Protection... Read more →

GreatSchools: Why kids benefit from having a dog

Children whose families have a dog are typically more responsible, emotionally healthier, and better-behaved than kids without one. by: Successful Black Parenting | Updated: June 4, 2023 Growing up with a dog can have numerous benefits for children. Studies have found that children from dog-owning families tend to have fewer problems with their peers and conduct, and demonstrate better prosocial behavior than children from non-dog-owning families. The newest contribution from the scientific community pointing to this conclusion is an analysis of nearly 400 pieces of research published over the span of more than two decades (1980-2022). It shows an association... Read more →

Russell D. Cogill, age 67 of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alum, Holcomb Bus Driver

Russell D. Cogill, age 67 of Deptford, passed away at home on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Russell enjoyed playing guitar, traveling, lottery, one-arm bandits and busting chops with his friends. He had a sharp-witted personality and always had something to just say. A former resident of Gloucester City, Russell graduated from Gloucester City High School, class of 1975. He was a part of the US Navy from 1975 to 1977. Russell retired from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and was currently working at Holcomb Bus Service. He was very proud of being a celebrated 3rd-degree Alexandrian High Priest. What... Read more →


The month of May has been designated by the U.S. Administration on Aging as Older Americans Month. To commemorate, Gloucester County Senior Advisory Board members were presented with a proclamation from the Gloucester County Commissioners at the Gloucester County Health & Fitness Day held on May 16th. For more information on the events and services offered by the Division of Senior Services, please visit our website at Gloucester County resident, Jean Milchanoski of Mantua, attended the Yoga In the Park at Atkinson Park on May 24th. Jean expressed the health benefits she has seen by attending this class. May... Read more →

Annual DeSatnick Real Estate Escape the Cape Triathlon

On Sunday, June 11, 2023, the 10th Annual DeSatnick Real Estate Escape the Cape Triathlon, presented by Inspira Health, will take place at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lower Township, NJ. Between 6:30am-10:30am, all persons living along the following roads and areas, can expect road closures, detours and delays during this time. Jonathan Hoffman Road Seashore Road - South of the canal the West Cape May Bridge New England Road - South of the canal Bayshore Road – South of the canal Stimpson Lane Shunpike Road - South of the canal Lincoln Blvd. Atlantic Avenue Emerson Avenue Beach Drive... Read more →

Another Cannabis Business Opening in SJ; Nova Farms Coming to Woodbury

NOVA FARMS UNVEILS NEW JERSEY'S FIRST NON-CONVERSION ADULT USE DISPENSARY WOODBURY, NJ (JUNE 1, 2023)(CNBNews)--Nova Farms, the Northeast's largest privately owned, vertically integrated cannabis operator is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its flagship a retail cannabis dispensary in Woodbury, New Jersey, on June 10th, 2023. This highly anticipated grand opening event marks the launch of the New Jersey's first non-conversion, exclusively recreational adult-use dispensary. The excitement begins with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 AM, followed by a spectacular lineup of activities starting at 10 am and lasting until 3 pm. Nova Farms is delighted to welcome renowned rapper,... Read more →

Katrina Valery of Deptford Completes Intensive Research Project

WORCESTER, MA (05/18/2023)(CNBNEWS)--- Katrina Valery, a member of the class of 2024 majoring in Computer Science and Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense research project titled Ultrasonic Dissector: Patent Clustering & Business Strategy. At WPI, all undergraduates must complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology that addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university's 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at... Read more →

Memorial for Officer Shisler Continues to Grow; Funeral Services are Scheduled for May 18

A memorial in honor of Officer Shisler sits in front of the Deptford Township Police Station at 1101 Cooper Street photos and video credit ( DEPTFORD, NJ (May 13, 2023)( Township Police Officer Robert Shisler succumbed to complications of the gunshot wound on Sunday, May 7th, 2023, without having ever been released from the hospital. The fallen officer's body was escorted back to New Jersey on Tuesday, May 9 by multiple police departments collaborating to transport the officer from the medical examiner's office in Philadelphia to the Boucher Funeral Home in Deptford Township, NJ. Below, some of those officers were... Read more →

Funeral Services for Deptford Police Officer Bobby Schisler to be Held at Rowan University

( photo credit)...Memorial in honor of Deptford Police Officer Shisler has been growiing in front of the Deptford Township Police Station, on Cooper Road and Delsea Drive intersection. (DEPTFORD Township, NJ)(May 12, 2023)(CNBNews)-- Funeral services for Deptford Policer Officer Robert J. Shisler, who passed away May 7, 2023, will be held May 17 at Rowan University, Glassboro. Beloved son of Robert H. Shisler of Deptford and Tracy (nee Hawkins) of Deptford. Loving brother of Ashley Shisler of Mantua and Tyler Shisler of Deptford. Cherished grandson of Marion Shisler of Depford, Robert A. Shisler of Deptford, Ethel Hawkins of Barrington, and... Read more →

Brianna Stocklin of Deptford voted NFCA All-Atlantic Region

Kutztown University Softball's Brianna Stocklin of Deptford voted NFCA All-Atlantic Region Second Team KUTZTOWN, PA (05/10/2023)-- The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its Division II softball All-Region teams and Kutztown University sophomore outfielder Brianna Stocklin (Deptford, N.J./Deptford Township) was voted to the Second Team, announced by the organization Wednesday. This is the second postseason honor on the season for Stocklin, who also earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Second Team All-Conference honors earlier this month. Brianna Stocklin of Deptford, NJ (08096). Stocklin, who was named the 2021-22 KU Female Freshman of the Year, had a sophomore surge this season.... Read more →

Deptford Police Officer Robert Shisler Succumbs

ROBERT SHISLER DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (May 7, 2023)(CNBNews)--Police Officer Robert Shisler succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on March 10th, 2023, while struggling with a suspect following a foot pursuit. He had conducted a subject stop on the man on Delsea Drive. The man fled on foot during the encounter and Officer Shisler chased him to Doman Avenue, where a struggle ensued between the two. The man produced a handgun and shot Officer Shisler in the leg. Despite being wounded, Officer Shisler returned fire and killed the subject. Officer Shisler was taken to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital... Read more →

John A. Laneader Sr., age 68, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On May 1, 2023. Age 68. Peacefully in the loving care of his family. Loving husband of Jennifer Lynn Laneader (nee Hayes). He was predeceased by his first wife, Gwendolyn Laneader (nee Garrett) who passed away on June 17, 2019. Devoted father of John A. (Christina) Laneader, Jr., Laura Laneader and the late Baby Elizabeth Ann Laneader. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Agnes C. Laneader (nee Prepsel) and his brother, Mark Laneader. Cherished grandfather of John A. Laneader, III, Andrew, Alexis, Arianna and Ayden. John was born in Camden and was a graduate of... Read more →

OPINION: Gloucester City to Become 'The Place' for POT Growers

BY WILLIAM E. CLEARY SR. CNBNews CNBNews photo This photo shows a stunning view of the Delaware River and the Philadelphia skyline from the old GAF pier on Water Street in Gloucester City, NJ. Surprisingly, this prime location was never developed into a riverfront restaurant or marina. Gloucester City was once a popular tourist destination, but it seems to have lost its appeal over time. The pier will now be used for various cannabis businesses allowed in New Jersey. The council will hold a public hearing and final vote on May 15th at 6 PM to discuss the ordinance to... Read more →

Steven DeMarco, 59, of Deptford/Bellmawr

Steven N. DeMarco, suddenly passed on April 20, 2023, of Deptford; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 59. Beloved father of Nicholas DeMarco and Alexus DeMarco and stepfather of John Haugh. Devoted son of Alfia DeMarco. Loving brother of Deborah Amitrano (James), Yvonne D'Amelio (Louis), and Michelle D'Amelio (Andrew). Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Also survived by the mother of his children, Donna DeMarco. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steven's name... Read more →

New York City is Crime-Ridden, Not Safe for Residents or Tourists

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way the media are reporting on crime in New York City: When Rep. Jim Jordan put the spotlight on crime in New York City this week, he garnered the support of outraged crime victims. Immediately, politicians and the media responded by saying New York is a safe city. They are wrong. No media outlet was more wrong than the Associated Press (AP). Facts matter. AP wrote that following Jordan’s hearings on violent crime in New York City, “claims spread across social media that the bad old days are back in the nation’s... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Deptford Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Harassment

A couple of years ago, local news reported on the captioned officer being charged for Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault for allegedly strangling a woman during a September 30, 2021, domestic violence incident. A sample article is on-line here. As for the outcome, I learned via an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's office that Ford pleaded guilty on February 2, 2023, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR to a single, amended charge of Harassment, a petty disorderly persons offense. The Judgement of Conviction is on-line here. The officer was sentenced to no jail, probation or fine,... Read more →

Francis Mastres, age 66, West Deptford

Of West Deptford, NJ. Passed away on March 31 2023, age 66. He will be dearly missed by the staff and her resident friends at ProMedica Rehabilitation and Care Center in West Deptford, NJ. Francis’s graveside service will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11th at 10:00 am in Land of Canaan Cemetery, 9th and Fairview Rd., Glassboro, NJ. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Gloucester City, New Jersey Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

City of Philadelphia Warning, Don't Drink The Water; Sams Club Runs Out of Bottle Water

UPDATED Philadelphia Water Department's latest alert, "Tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink and use at least through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023." Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 26, 2023)(CNBNews)The City of Philadelphia recommends using bottled drinking water from 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023 until further notice for all Philadelphia Water customers. Contaminates have not been found in the system at this time but the announcement is being made out of caution due to a spill in the Delaware River. Today residents of Philadelphia looking to purchase bottle... Read more →

Deptford Officer Shot, the Suspect is Dead, AG Investigating

UPDATED with AG's press release DEPTFORD, NJ (March 10, 2023)(CNBNews)--The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced earlier today that a police officer was shot during an encounter with a suspect. The pedestrian was shot on Doman Avenue in Deptford. The AG’s office, which is investigating the shooting, did not release any details about that encounter. Mainstream News Media is reporting the investigation is being conducted in two areas, on Delsea Drive, near Route 295, and on Doman Avenue, Deptford The name of the officer and the name of the man that was shot was not disclosed by the Attorney General's... Read more →

Marlene H. Badiali Price (Savidge), age 85, Audubon HS Alum

Marlene H. Badiali Price (Savidge), age 85, died on January 24, 2023. Born and raised in Audubon, Marlene graduated from Audubon High School in 1955. She and her husband John lived in Oak Valley over 20 years. In 1979, they moved to South Carolina and Marlene moved back to West Deptford in 2015. Marlene treated everyone as her friend. She made friends easily and loved spending time with them. She was predeceased by her husband John T. Badiali. Survived by her children Donna (Tom) Bucher, John (Linda) Badiali, grandchildren Jacqueline, David, Rachel, Jonathan, Ariana, great grandchildren Grace and Isaiah, brother... Read more →

Elsie P. Duffy, age 82, of Deptford/Gloucester City

Surrounded by her loving family, on January 20, 2023, at the age of 82. (nee Craig) Of Deptford. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving Wife of 60 years to the late Edward J. Duffy. Loving Mom of Patricia Grippe (William) and Kelly Gentile (Robert). Cherished MomMom of Meghan LaMalfa (Joseph), Amanda Gentile, Devon Grippe and the late Kelsie Gentile and Grammy of Nina and Italia LaMalfa. Also survived by her sister, Reba Temean; her brother, Gilbert A. Craig and many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday morning, January 26th from 9 to 11... Read more →

Janet E. Bowe, 83, of West Deptford/Bellmawr

Live for today, not for tomorrow. Once you chose hope, anything is possible. Janet E. Bowe (nee Hendry) was a unique, wild spirit. She possessed a kind but fiercely independent heart that radiated from her smile. She was the ultimate survivor, a courageous woman, and truly lived the words she advised to others, “hang tough”. Janet was relentless and found the courage to keep going even when her body became weak. Nothing could stop her from shopping or going for errands with her children. She loved to see the beach or sit and look at the water. She listened to... Read more →

Kathleen M. Hyde, 53, of West Deptford

On January 1, 2023. Age 53. Of West Deptford. Survived by her children, Joanne Garciagaona (Valentin), Michael Hyde, Brittany Hyde and Thomas Raymond (Stanley); grandchildren, Brianna, Charlie, Nicole, Charlotte, Sheena, Charles and one on the way; her mother, Bernadette Bylone (nee Van Houten); siblings Regina Blemings (Gary), Charles Bylone (Patti), Cheryl McCormick (Padriac), Steven Bylone (Kelly), Lori Athey and Jennifer Socha (Chad); as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Charles C. Bylone. At the request of her family, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:West Deptford Township Does WHAT?

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist One person any manager does not want to meet is someone who knows just enough about accounting and finance to realize that something in the business statements just doesn't feel right. The first thing a person needs to understand is that a budget is a "best guess" of what money a city, company, or even individual will receive and how much will be spent. A budget is not cast in concrete, but it needs to make sense and be written in a language that most people, not just CPAs, understand. Every year West Deptford... Read more →

Wheels of Change 2022 Clothing Drive

Wheels of Change we are always collecting but are desperate for coats and boys' and men's clothing. It is cold, so many are calling for coats and warm clothing. PM me if you need to know the drop-off location and time. Read more →

Dunkin` Deptford Celebrates Customer Appreciation Day

DEPTFORD, NJ--Dunkin’ celebrated the Deptford, NJ community and guests with a Customer Appreciation Day! On Wednesday, November 30, the Deptford Dunkin’, located at 1399 Delsea Drive, offered the first 100 guests in line Free Coffee for Year giveaways starting at 9 a.m. The celebration also included a Free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee offer from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Dunkin’-branded prize wheel, Dunkin’-branded giveaways, Dunkin’s mascot, Cuppy, music, and more! At 10 a.m., Dunkin’ franchisee Rohit Patel hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Patel, alongside the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood... Read more →