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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 Foundation, presented a check for $1,000 to Gloucester County YMCA. Read more →

Michael D. DeFilippis, age 40, of West Deptford

On November 29, 2022. Age 40. Of West Deptford. Loving father of Madison DeFilippis, Cierra DeFilippis, Kylie Buechlein; beloved fiancé of Jennifer Thompson; cherished son of James DeFilippis and Deborah “Debbie” DeFilippis (Jerry); brother of James DeFilippis (Gena). He is also survived by his loyal dog, Swiper. Michael was an avid fan of all Philly sports teams. He also loved fishing and being at the shore with his family. Memorial services will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 5 to 7 pm. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Michael D. DeFilippis. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City, NJ. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Couple Found Dead in West Deptford; Authorities Rule Incident was a Murder-Suicide

CNBNews graphic files DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP NJ (November 30, 2022)--On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 6:50 pm, the Deptford Township Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Ogden Road, Deptford, NJ, for a well-being check. Responding officers discovered the bodies of the resident, Erin A. Gatier, 47, and her ex-boyfriend, William W. Beattie, 47, of Landisville, New Jersey, deceased inside the residence. The investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Crime Scene Units, conducted in close partnership with the Deptford Township Police Department, determined that Beattie forced entry into Gatier’s Ogden Road residence, where he shot and killed Gatier before committing suicide. Autopsies conducted on November 29th by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that both Gatier and Beattie were fatally shot, with Gatier’s manner of death determined to be homicide and Beattie’s as suicide. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Brandon... Read more →

Samuel F. Andaloro Jr., age 63, aka 'Disc Jockey Caveman Sam', Firefighter, Communicator, Jokester, GCHS Alum

Samuel F. Andaloro, Jr. on November 17, 2022, of Deptford. Age 63. Beloved husband of Kathleen A. Andaloro (nee Riskus). Loving brother of Mary (John) Foster of Mickleton, John (Bridget) Andaloro of Delaware, and the late Josephine (Joseph) Comly. He is survived by many caring cousins, nieces and nephews. Sam was never one to stay idle, always the communicator and often the jokester. He enjoyed his Disc jockey days when he was better known as “Caveman Sam”. He also operated a ham radio set and spent time talking to other club members until recently. Sam was part of the Andaloro Farm Family. He served his community as a proud volunteer and life member of the Deptford Fire Department and Tacoma Fire Company for more than 40 years. He also was a member of the Camden County Fire Police. Sam will be missed by his loving wife, Kathy, with whom he... Read more →

NJ Water Helps Pleasantville Create Municipal Water Story

Ewing, NJ — Today, Sustainable Jersey announced that the City of Pleasantville was selected to receive technical assistance, funded by New Jersey American Water, to complete its Municipal Water Story action. The completion of the Water Story action helps municipalities earn points toward certification with Sustainable Jersey. The Water Story action results in a holistic understanding of a community’s water infrastructure, water governance and water resources as well as the identification of local water issues. “At New Jersey American Water, our work extends beyond providing safe, clean and reliable water and wastewater services to our customers,” said Mark McDonough, President of New Jersey American Water. “This technical assistance opportunity will provide the City of Pleasantville’s Green Team and municipal staff the opportunity to create a Water Story that will advance their knowledge of the local water system, help them prioritize water challenges, and, ultimately, foster a better environment to live... Read more →

David Brian Bradshaw, 46, of West Deptford

David Brian Bradshaw, a lifelong resident of West Deptford, NJ passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022. He was 46. Legacy David graduated from West Deptford High School, class of 1994, and then attended Gloucester County Community College and received his Associate's Degree. He furthered his education at Stockton State College and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Through the years, David worked as a loan officer in several Woodbury and Cherry Hill, NJ offices. He later became a park ranger for the Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Department and worked at most of the parks in Gloucester County. David loved learning and was very intelligent. He read the newspaper every single day. He loved going to the library and volunteered at the Audubon Library. He was a massive fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, and Flyers. When he was younger, he played football and soccer... Read more →

Gloucester County Happenings and Events

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ(CNBNewsnet)--On October 5th, the Paulsboro Nutrition Site at the Second Baptist Church in Paulsboro celebrated the 100th Birthday of Ms. Flora McCormick of Paulsboro. Participants of the program celebrated Ms. McCormick’s Birthday with decorations and a cake. Commissioner Jim Jefferson also attended and presented a proclamation honoring this milestone birthday. Residents of Shady Lane Nursing Home enjoy sensory game activities. Sensory games are good for the emotions and physical well-being of seniors. For more information on Shady Lane Nursing Home, please visit Several Shady Lane Seniors took a trip to the Gloucester County DREAM Park to visit the horses and take a wagon ride around the grounds. Bill Stillman and John Squire met Flash at the park. Studies have proven that being in the presence of horses has many therapeutic advantages for seniors struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness and even cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.... Read more →

Max H. Block, Jr., of Deptford, age 80

On October 25, 2022. Age 80. Of Deptford formerly of Williamstown, NJ. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late, Max H. and Jane O. (Hubble) Block. Max is survived by his daughter, Diana Lynn Block; grandson, Antonio Louis Block; sister, Barbara Ann Favierie; nephews, Anthony Favierie, Chris Favierie and his niece Antionette Head. Max was also predeceased by his daughters, Tina Olivia Block and Sandra Lia Block-Piontek. Max had worked for many years as a machinist for Natico in Pennsauken, NJ. Honoring his wishes there will be no public viewing or funeral services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Max H. Block, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME,Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Loretta J. Skinner, age 99, of West Deptford/Gloucester City

On October 24, 2022. Age 99. (nee Holtz) Of West Deptford. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late John W. Skinner. Beloved mother of Ron Skinner and Gary Skinner. Cherished grandmother of Amy and the late Mark Skinner. Predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Margaret Holtz (nee McGinley). Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday morning, October 28th, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at St Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM in the church. Interment will follow in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Loretta J. Skinner. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Gloucester County Officials and Residents Honor Flight of Souther New Jersey

On October 4, 2022, Gloucester County Director Frank DiMarco, Commissioner Denice DiCarlo, Liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Deputy Director Heather Simmons, and Commissioner Jim Jefferson attended the sendoff and welcoming back of the Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey. The Honor Flight’s mission is to proudly escort veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials. The day started at Williamstown High School where the veterans were served breakfast and listened to performances by the Williamstown High School’s chorus. The veterans were then sent off in style to cheers, signs and fanfare from the Marching band, students, and faculty. Upon arrival in Washington D.C., the veterans visited multiple war memorials and service monuments, including the Air Force Memorial, the US Marine Corps War Memorials, the Vietnam Veterans, and the World War II Memorial, and they were witness to the US Marine Corps Firing Unit from Arlington, VA performing a... Read more →

Maria T. Bicking (nee Maniaci), 76, of West Deptford

Maria T. Bicking (nee Maniaci), 76, of West Deptford, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Legacy Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria was raised in National Park and has lived in West Deptford for the past 23 years. Prior to retiring, Maria was a hair dresser since 1961 where she started her career at Lit Brothers Salon in Camden, New Jersey. A caring and passionate woman, Maria was devoted to her family and her home. Everything in her life revolved around her family. Her home was her pride and joy. It was truly a home filled with all of her crafty touches sprinkled around like homemade wreaths and artificial flowers arrangements. The holidays were made special with ornaments made with her loving hands and have been passed down through the years. Maria was also very passionate about causes that she believed in. She... Read more →

GCN Archives (1948-2005)Mr. Louis Barber, The Glassman, Succumbs, at 97; Collected Glass, Old Newspapers in Gcity

by Connie Cleary Woods/Staff reporter Gloucester City News, February 2002 Louis H. Barber, “The Glassman,” of West Deptford, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 18, 2002, at the age of 97. You could say Mr. Barber started recycling before many communities. He made a living for 20 years, collecting used bottles and newspapers weekly from businesses and residents in Gloucester City and nearby towns. He then would take the tons of glass and newspapers to the junkyard. The Glassman had a strong resembelance to the Jazz Trumpet Player Louie Armstrong Mr. Barber retired from the defunct Armstrong Cork, where Holt Cargo is today, unloading ships. He was a likable man who had great wit and would greet friends and strangers with a big broad smile and a hardy laugh. He sounded a lot like Louis Armstrong, the famous jazz trumpet player and singer. He was a regular at Jim's Pizzeria,... Read more →

Frank M. Hoban, age 68, of Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --On October 3, 2022. Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Marion M. Cecala. Beloved father of John Hoban (Kelly), Traci Hoban (Danny), Jennifer Colindres (Alfredo) and Michael Hoban. Cherished grandfather of Brianna, Joshua, Sean, Nicholas, Michael, Alaynah, Alyssah, AJ and Michael Jr. Predeceased by his brothers, Raymond and Thomas Hoban. Frank was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles and Frances Hoban. He worked as a truck driver for 41 years for Konrad Beverage Company in Deptford, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday morning, October 7thfrom 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Family and friends will be encouraged to share their stories of Frank at the conclusion of the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or... Read more →

Officer Vincent Leonetti and Sergeant James Graham Cleared of Any Wrongdoing by CCPO

Camden City N.J.(CNBNewsnet)-- The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) has completed its investigation into August 23, 2021, use of force by Officer Vincent Leonetti of the Monroe Township Police Department and Sergeant James Graham of the Deptford Township Police Department, and has concluded that the use of force was legally justified. CCPO determined that it is not necessary to present this matter to the Grand Jury because there were no material facts in dispute regarding the lawfulness of the use of force. The investigation was conducted in accordance with the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Directive No. 2019-4 (December 4, 2019, Directive Ensuring the Independent Investigation of Criminal Cases Involving Police Use-of-Force or In-Custody Deaths) (“Directive”). Pursuant to the Directive, the Attorney General’s Office conducted an independent review of the use of force and agreed with CCPO’s determination that there were no material facts in dispute and that the uses of... Read more →

NFL Betting Strategies and Tips for the 2022 Season

The excitement of the NFL season is upon us, as the slate is wiped clean for all 32 of the league’s teams. What happened last year is squarely in the past, and fans can look forward to an exciting campaign full of great plays and surprises. The 2022 season will also provide fans who like to wager on the NFL a new chance to score winnings in their wallet. The best betting sites for NFL, like BetMGM and Caesars, for example, already have listed their latest odds for this season as well as for the Super Bowl. With 18 weeks of the regular season, plus four additional weeks in the postseason to bet on, fans will have ample opportunity to cash in this year. Here are some wagering strategies and tips to keep in mind to help navigate the journey. Pay Attention To Injuries It may seem obvious, but a... Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: RR Crossing Repairs On Parkville Station Road, Detoured for Two Weeks

(WEST DEPTFORD, NJ) – Parkville Station Road will be closed in both directions on Monday, September 12, at 7 a.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, between Kings Highway and Harvest Drive in West Deptford, Gloucester County. Parkville Station road will be closed in both directions for railroad crossing repairs. Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour. In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossings, the existing crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and asphalt approaches. This federally-funded project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades, or removes approximately 50 crossings each year, statewide. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for construction updates and real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow us on... Read more →

Bob Orr, Longtime Salesman at ACE Ford, Garden State String Band Member, Almonesson Fire Dept. Chief

On August17, 2022. Age 88. Of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late, James and Margaret Orr. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Eleanor (Jones) Orr; loving children; Randy Orr, James Orr, Cheryl Conroy; step-children, Jay Getchell (Junita), Mark Getchell, Nicole Getchell; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Walt Orr; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Ron Chiodi. Bob was also predeceased by his sons, Robert J. Orr, Jr., Brian Orr and Kenneth Orr. Bob retired in 2018 after 27 years from Ace Ford in Woodbury where he worked as a car salesman. He was a former member of the Garden State String Band, and was a volunteer fireman with the Almonesson Fire Department where he also had severed as Chief during his 24 years of service. Memorial service will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 24th at 12:00... Read more →

*You're Invited: 2022 "Inaugural Global Gloucester Day” 

The Gloucester Township Historic and Scenic Preservation Committee is proud to participate in a September 3rd, 2022, Global Celebration and collaboration of unity with twelve (12) named Gloucester communities throughout the U.S. and Abroad. “Inaugural Global Gloucester Day” began as a 2017 collaboration between Gloucester, Virginia, and Gloucester, England, commemorating the Gloucester County, Virginia-born icon Pocahontas’s 400th anniversary of her funeral and burial in Gravesend, England. The goal of the “Global Gloucester Day” celebration is to honor Pocahontas’s legacy of reaching out and bringing people together. Further to honor her, the events on September 3rd intend to promote environmental stewardship, especially as it relates to rivers and streams while recognizing the origin of Our Gloucester Township Community. On September 3rd at 10 am, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur at the Historic 1756 Gabreil Davis Tavern Museum House and Grounds. The ribbon cutting will dedicate our trails' newly installed elevated walkway... Read more →

Daughter Attacks 80-Year-Old Mother Who Died Days Later

SEWELL NJ (Augusst 11, 2022)--On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at approximately 9:57 p.m., officers from the Washington Township Police Department (WTPD) were dispatched to an apartment on Woodmont Circle, Sewell, New Jersey, for a dispute. As a result of the initial investigation, officers charged 65-year-old Loretta Barr with assault. The victim, identified as 80-year-old Florence Dicriscio (Barr’s mother), was initially transported to Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township for her injuries. On August 9, 2022, the victim was pronounced deceased in Philadelphia, where she had been transferred for advanced care due to her injuries. Upon Dicriscio’s death, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office partnered with the Washington Township Police Department to continue the investigation. An autopsy conducted on August 10, 2022, by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the body/head and the manner of death as homicide. As the result of a collaborative... Read more →

Three Women Steal $1900 Worth of Wigs from Coco Beauty Supply

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--The three pictured suspects entered the Coco Beauty Supply on Berlin-Cross Keys Road, and proceed to the back corner of the business, where they tried on wigs for several minutes. Eventually, all three conceal $1,894 worth of wigs into their shirts and then leave the business without paying. If you can identify the suspects in the video and photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS,... Read more →

Eleanor M. Ernharth, age 81 of West Deptford/Gloucester City; GCHS Class of '59, former Cafeteria Cook

On June 27, 2022. Age 81. Of West Deptford. Formerly a longtime resident of Gloucester City. Loving angel and devoted wife of 59 years to Ronald L. Ernharth. Loving mother of Ronald L. Ernharth (Norraine), Thomas S. Ernharth (Rebecca), Christine Gentile (Randall), Denise Monahon (Larry) and Melissa Ernharth (Brett). Cherished MomMom of LeighAnn Ernharth, Kara Ernharth (Michael Kaplan), Taylor Gentile, Abigail Ernharth, Matthew Ernharth, Allison Gentile, Lauren Gentile, Kassidy Monahon and Brandon Monahan. Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Cindy Ernharth and predeceased by her son-in-law, Mark Gentile. Eleanor was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic class of 1959, where she later worked in the cafeteria as the cook for many years. She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth... Read more →


Air Quality Alert Advisory: Air Quality Alert until 12:00AM Sunday The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Saturday for Southwestern New Jersey. A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors. For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles...visit Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:

The Annoying "Boom-Car" Parties(video)

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Finally, someone has heard our calls for help. At least since 2017, those of us on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River have been suffering from the effects of "Boom-Car" Parties. If you are new to the South Jersey area these are trucks and cars loaded with sound equipment so intense that houses from Gloucester County up to Burlington County shake and things fall from the shelves and walls much like a small earthquake. Usually, this noise, being termed music, is coming from the Philadelphia area. The Cinnaminson police have been the most aggressive participant working for us. They attended, with several other municipal and state officials, a meeting with Philadelphia representatives on April 28, 2022. As a result of that meeting the Philadelphia police officials "have ordered additional patrols in the areas where the reports of noise have been reported, specifically during peak... Read more →

American Legion Post 184 Wildwood NJ Give Veteran 'Best Medicine' With A Buddy Check

American Legion Post 184, Wildwood, (4200 Atlantic Ave) By Cameran Richardson JUN 13, 2022 American Legion Post 184 Commander Norman Marlin was sitting in his office at the post home in Wildwood, N.J., when department and national leadership walked in the morning of June 8. They were there to do a Buddy Check on him. “We know you’ve been through some tough times, we love you, we love what you’ve done for The American Legion here in New Jersey, Cape May County, this post here for many, many years,” said Chuck Robbins, a past Department of New Jersey commander and National Executive Committeeman, to Marlin. “We know you’re a valuable part of this whole department and everything The American Legion does for our community, our veterans, our programs. We just want to show you how much we care about you and love you. We’re here for you.” Marlin was diagnosed... Read more →

Boys and Girls Interested in Playing Basketball, Register Today for The Chiefs Basketball Camp (for Grades 3-11)

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: Week 1 6/27-6/3 8am-11:30am Week 2 7/25-7/28 8am -11:30am Sign up Link Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This camp offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of age or ability level, to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, rebounding, and defense.... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (CNBNews)The annual We Can Foundation Walk to Remember will be held on June 19, at the Pine Grove Fire Hall, 9th and Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City. The organization helps people who are fighting addiction. The public is invited to attend. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation send your check or money order to We Can Foundation, 573 Homewood Lane, Williamstown NJ 08094 RELATED: So Who is George Merryfield ? ##### SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I'LL SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE Read more →

*GCHS Pub and Grub Saturday, May 21

Gloucester Catholic's (GCHS) annual Rams Pub and Grub will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Patrick Peyton Athletic Complex in Sewell, NJ, from 2 pm to 8 pm. Join us for a day of food, fun and family! There will be a number of food trucks, activities, entertainment and much more! See details below! Read more →

Gloucester City's Waterfront 4th of July Fireworks June 25

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 3, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)---Gloucester City is thrilled to celebrate the founding of our great nation the evening of Saturday, June 25th at Proprietor's Park with a wonderful waterfront fireworks display. The park is located at King Street and Jersey Avenue at the Delaware River. In the above Google street view image, Proprietors Park is located on the left. Mayor, Council, and Celebrations Committee's 4th of July themed community event will have food, family friendly games, and a fancy festive Independence Day decorated bicycle and stroller procession. Be sure to follow Gloucester City's social media posts and website for more information, times, and registration. The Google Map below shows the exact location of Proprietors Park. Read more →

HS BASEBALL: Cape Henry, Va. Over Gloucester High 11-1

GHS pitcher Steve Gurcik (photo credit Bruce Darrow) WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (April 30, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester High baseball team played Cape Henry, Va. on Saturday at West Deptford. Cape Henry pitcher J. Lebel, kept the Lions off the bases for most of the game. GHS pitcher Steve Gurcik, the losing pitcher gave up 5 earned runs and hit two batters. GHS John Daily had the only extra base hit, a double. Gloucester's defense had two errors. The final score was 11-1. SEE PHOTO ALBUM Read more →



updated/corrected Dorothy Philbin l CNBNews The Internal Revenue Service has announced the triggers which will mark a taxpayer for audit. Here they are: 1. Those who itemize their deductions rather than taking the standard deduction. Sometimes you don't have a choice but don't get carried away. Keep it reasonable. 2. Millionaires - there is so much there to audit but millionaires usually have very good accountants and lawyers. My personal opinion is that millionaires are on the list just to make the rest of us feel better. 3. Income does not match lifestyle - This usually applies to people who work in cash-oriented industries. Hairdressers/barbers (especially those who work out of their homes,) food servers, and bartenders all have a better chance of an audit. If the IRS sees someone living in Haddonfield, who has a mortgage, and luxury cars but makes only minimum wage - expect an audit. 4.... Read more →

Gloucester County Director Frank J. DiMarco presented veteran George Brown with a certificate celebrating his 97th birthday.

Mr. Brown is a charter member of the Original Cemetery Advisory Council Committee which was charged with the responsibility of choosing a location designing and overseeing the construction of the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He is also the founder and Captain of the Cemetery Honor Guard, which has been recognized nationally for its service to our deceased veterans and their families. He has been a member of the VFW Post 1616 in Williamstown for decades and has served the Post and its members as the Commander. He has previously served as Commander of the VFW District 13 [Gloucester County] and has been a member of the Gloucester County Veterans Advisory Council since its inception. Gloucester County has been blessed to have such a vibrant and special person as George Brown as a member of our Veteran community, wishing him best wishes and much happiness. Read more →

Westville Receives $5,000 Donation towards 9-11 Memorial

February 28, 2022 Westville Council Meeting Minutes PUBLIC NOTICE In compliance with the “Open Public Meetings Act,” Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, adequate notice of this meeting has been provided in the following manner: the annual notice was forwarded to the official Borough newspapers and was posted in the Westville Municipal Building and web site. All notices are on file with the Borough Clerk. ROLL CALL - Mayor Fritz H. Sims, Jr. Council Members: Donna M. Domico, Travis R. Lawrence, Paul C. Mailley, Charles D. Murtaugh, Bruce Nordaby and Timothy P. Young Council President Murtaugh asked to suspend the regular order of business to allow Assemblyman Bill Moen to make a special presentation to Mayor and Council. Assemblyman Moen spoke briefly on the recent redistricting of the State’s Legislative Districts and mentioned that Westville will be now represented by the 3rd Legislative District. Assemblyman Moen presented Mayor and Council with two... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Police Chief, Bill Crothers Succumbs

William G. Crothers On March 5, 2022. Age 68. Of Deptford, NJ. Loving husband of Donna M. (Gogolin) Crothers of 47 years. Proud and devoted father of Jeffrey Crothers (Alicia), Dana Like (Brandon); cherished grandchildren, Alex, Austin, Gabriel, Ava, Amelia, Aurora, Aurelia; sister-in-law, Dot Gogolin; nephews Scott (Sandy) Gogolin, Shawn Gogolin and niece, Dawn Yushchak (Mark); former wife of Billy, Kim Crothers; his dogs, Cody and Abby; his two sisters and many friends and family. William was CNBNewsnet graphic files predeceased by his son, William (Billy) Crothers, father and mother-in-law, John and Lillie Gogolin; brother-in-law, Jack Gogolin; father, Harry E. and mother, Margaret (Sieger) Crothers. William was a resident and dedicated police officer of Gloucester City for 29 years. During his tenure, he was a D.A.R.E. Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and ultimately Chief of Police. In previous years he also worked with Woodbury and Oaklyn Police Departments. He retired in... Read more →

NJ Senator Durr Supports Freedom Convoys Protesting COVID Mandates

TRENTON, NJ--Senator Ed Durr has introduced a Senate Resolution expressing support for “Freedom Convoys” planned for the first week of March across the country and within New Jersey to protest ongoing government mandates related to COVID-19. “The Freedom Convoys that are planned in New Jersey and elsewhere are intended to send Governor Murphy and President Biden the message that the pandemic is over, it’s time to get back to normal life,” said Durr (R-3), a career truck driver. “It’s time to end all of the overbearing mandates that have taken away our rights, choices, and freedoms.” Taking inspiration from the recent Freedom Convoy in Canada, organizers in the United States and New Jersey have mapped out commercial truck convoy routes leading to Washington D.C. with planned stops for demonstrations and events along the way. Convoy coordinators in New Jersey and nationwide have been transparent in their planning processes and have... Read more →

Mega Job Fair in Gloucester County

(Sewell, NJ)-Gloucester County will hold a Mega Job Fair on Friday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the RCSJ Gymnasium. The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and Workforce Development Board (WDB) encourage residents attending to dress for success, bring copies of their resume and prepare for on-the-spot interviews. “The Mega Job Fair is a great opportunity to see all of the employers that have opportunities across the county. Whether you’re searching for a service industry job, tech job or maybe a position in healthcare, full-time or part-time positions are available,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “It is a great way to connect, network, and even interview with over different employers who are searching for new employees like you.” “The Mega Job Fair is one of the largest job-seeking resources the region has to offer. These events provide opportunity to businesses and job seekers to find the match that’s... Read more →

CNB Business News: Be Prepared for Spring

Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) March 2, 2022 - According to the National Weather Service, March marks the start of the spring severe weather season: "…three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared. 1" Data published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals that severe weather events are becoming more frequent and more devastating2, warn disaster recovery specialists with SERVPRO in the Gloucester City area. NOAA reports that the period from 1980-to 2021 saw an annual average of 7.4 "billion-dollar" weather and climate events (adjusted to today's costs). When they looked at only the five most recent years (2017-2021), the annual average grew to 17.2 events. Last year alone (2021) delivered 20 "billion-dollar" weather or climate disaster events. graphic file "It's not unusual to see severe weather in the spring," says Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC. "Whenever you have warm, moist air colliding with... Read more →

Robert Joseph Hartman, 60, of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

Robert Joseph Hartman passed away on February 19, 2022 at the age of 60. Bob lived in West Deptford, NJ over 30 years. He was raised in Gloucester City, NJ and graduated from Gloucester High School in 1980. Beloved husband of Karen (Keebler) Hartman, devoted father of Frankie Willerton and Joseph Hartman, Beloved brother of Bet (Gary) Shrader, Pat (Joe Rubino) Schmidt-Rubino, Anne (Mike) Murtagh, Mary (Chuck) Parvis and Mike (Lynn) Hartman and many loving nieces and nephews. Bob worked for West Deptford Township, Ambrogi, Rastelli and had been a printer for 30 years. He was a natural athlete, sports fan and an avid outdoorsman. He was a talented storyteller, songwriter and musician, entertaining children of all ages. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Budd Funeral Home, Woodbury, NJ. Interment Eglington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Memory of Robert Hartman to West Deptford High... Read more →

The Last of the Big New York City Parades

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the controversy over the Staten Island St. Patrick's Day Parade: Staten Island's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the last of the big New York City parades of this kind to remain true to its heritage. Unlike the other St. Patrick's Day Parades, which have turned the march into an inclusion event, the Staten Island contingent remains resolute in exclusively honoring St. Patrick. The last time the Catholic League marched in the most heralded of St. Patrick's Day Parades—the one up Fifth Avenue—was 2014. I pulled our group in the fall of that year from forever marching again after I was lied to by parade officials. For two decades, I had defended on radio and TV the decision by parade organizers to ban groups representing their own personal cause from marching under their own banner. As such, pro-life... Read more →

Elvia Estonia Jackson Hawkins, 81, of Jericho; NJ Teacher of the Year Recipient 1996

Jericho, N.J.-- Elvia Estonia Jackson Hawkins, 81, was called home to glory on Feb. 12, 2022, with family and friends by her side. She was born to the late Orano and Pinkney Jackson on April 27, 1940, in Trenton, NJ. Elvia earned her diploma from Trenton High School in 1958 and graduated with honors from Glassboro State College (now Rowan) with a BA in Education in 1962. She married the late James Edward Hawkins in 1963 and moved to Jericho, NJ, where they both spent the remainder of their days. Elvia was an exemplary teacher for 39 years, teaching 36 years at Lake Tract Elementary School. She was dedicated to educating her students, which led to her receiving the New Jersey Teacher of the Year Award in 1996. More important to Elvia than the classroom was her undying faith in Jesus Christ and her belief in His Word. She was... Read more →


Throwing Money At A Problem Won't Make It Go Away

" The only South Jersey school district in the 400 range, or lower 1/3rd is our own Gloucester City School District. " By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews If it is possible to waste money, New Jersey knows how to do it! In 2020 Governor Murphy raised the state's contribution to education. He felt that former Governor Chris Christie had underfunded education in our state, so he allocated $9 billion to all schools. Of that amount 60%, or $5.4 billion goes to 31 Abbott districts and the remaining $3.6 billion is shared by the rest of the districts. How many districts are there? What I have learned is that all numbers change depending on source. If only public district schools are counted or if charter and vocational schools are included the number can be between 555 and 615. do Abbott schools fair in those 615 districts? The answer is easy... Read more →

Senator Durr: The Gov Calls Me ‘Dangerous’ While He Releases More Criminals into Our Communities

NJ State Senator Ed Durr (Republican)said it’s crazy that Governor Phil Murphy calls him “dangerous” while the Murphy administration is releasing even more prisoners from jail amid surging crime in many New Jersey communities. “Governor Murphy clearly doesn’t see the irony of calling me ‘dangerous’ when he let criminals out of jail who killed people shortly after he set them free,” said Durr (R-3). “Those tragedies weren’t enough to convince the governor that his early release program was dangerous for New Jersey. He doubled down by setting hundreds more inmates free yesterday. It’s absolutely crazy.” Governor Murphy released 260 inmates from state prisons yesterday under a COVID-19 early release program. This latest release comes after 40% of the state prison population was set free into New Jersey communities under the Murphy administration’s early release policy in 2020 and 2021. As Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) noted yesterday, one of the... Read more →

GOOD NEWS! Westville Cracking Down on Unregistered MV's, Releases January Crime, Fire, and Code Reports

WEC William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews For some time now the borough of Westville has been strictly enforcing its Housing Code ordinance pertaining to unregistered/abandoned motor vehicles. The borough has also been citing people who leave their trash cans on the curb after trash has been picked up. We long have been advocates for citing homeowners/landlords who have unlicensed, unregistered vehicles stored on their properties. They are unsightly and are safety hazards. They are also detrimental to the neighborhood where they are located and depreciate the value of properties in those neighborhoods. We commend the Westville police and borough officials for their diligence. Hopefully, other communities nearby will also enforce their codes pertaining to this issue and do the same. We also appreciate that this information is being shared with the public. Keeping the people informed is one more way of letting taxpayers know that those people they employ... Read more →


Brooklawn Rumor, Baile's Good News, Cars Collide, Road Rage, MERIDIA, Toxic Water, Opinion, A New Dog

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Looking back over the past week the immediate area of South Jersey was a hotbed of news. Some of those topics we are reporting on below include: A rumor about a halfway house coming to Brooklawn Mayor Baile's Good News A road rage incident that ended in a death of a driver A two-car accident stopping train traffic at the Railroad and Essex Street MERIDIA ON THE PIER POLITICO'S story on your toxic drinking water Our Opinion Plus the Make A Wish Foundation visits Gloucester City +++++ Let’s start with the halfway house...We received a tip from an anonymous person who asked about a rumor circulating in Brooklawn about a halfway house for recovering addicts and alcoholics opening near the Alice Costello School. The Alice Costello Elementary School and the School Library, 301... Read more →

Stop at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and Meet Brandy

MEET BRANDY--This sweetheart is a 3-year-old Lab/Heeler mix looking for a forever home. Brandy is a sweet girl, but can be a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly and loves to play once she gets more comfortable. Brandy would do best in a home without children under 10 years old, but she does enjoy the company of other dogs! Apply today with the Gloucester County Animal Shelter if you would like to meet Brandy. +++++ Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners is expanding adoption hours at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter beginning Monday, January 31. The new updated hours are: Monday 8:00 a.m.­– 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Sunday­ Closed “We’ve seen a large influx in the interest of adopting pets in 2021. We know... Read more →

Mary Elizabeth Simko, of Deptford

On January 31, 2022. Age 90. (nee Speece) Of Deptford. Survived by her children, Mary Flanery (Don), Deborah Holmes (Edward), Joan Smith (Wayne), Christine Adelsberger (Stephan), Judy Bay (John), John Simko (Lynette), David Simko, Laurie Schwebel (Edward), Kevin Simko (Brenda) and Trisha Houston (Lisa). Predeceased by her four siblings, Mary is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Francis and Nellie Speece. Mary was very devoted to her Catholic faith. In lieu of flowers to the family, donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd. Voorhees NJ 08043. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Mary E. Simko. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Road Work on 1-295/and Route 42 Continues

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures and detours on I-295 northbound Route 42 northbound tonight, Thursday and Friday nights as the demolition of the Browning Road Bridge continues in Bellmawr, Camden County. Wednesday, February 2 NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the I-295 northbound Exit 26, which becomes the left lane of I-76 westbound, from 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, February 2 until 6 a.m. Thursday, February 3, weather permitting. In addition, the left lane on Route 42 northbound will be closed during the same time period. The closures will allow underdeck removal and shielding work below the Browning Road Bridge. The following detour will be in place: I-295 northbound Exit 26 to I-76 westbound detour: Motorists traveling on I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on I-295 north to Exit 27 Take the left Exit 27 ramp to I-76... Read more →

Dolores C. Purdy, age 86, of Weymouth and Haddon Hts.

Dolores C. Purdy, on January 28, 2022, from Weymouth Township; formerly of Haddon Heights. Age 86. Beloved wife of the late William G. Purdy, Sr. Devoted mother of William G. Purdy, Jr. (Becky), Coleen Fahr (Craig), Tracy Staepel (late Tim), and Leon Purdy (Jen). Loving grandmom of Will III (Stacy), Cory, Amanda (Andrew), Ryan, Meaghan, Shaun, and Michaela. GiGi of Ryan Joseph, Aubree Raine, and Aria Reign. Dear Sister of Alexander Toryk (Cathy) and the late John Toryk. Also Survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing Saturday February 12, 2022 from 10am to 12 Noon at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 12 Noon at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 3 Eves Drive Suite 30, Marlton, NJ 08053 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Read more →


If Gloucester City Residents Are Fed-Up With Paying The Highest Taxes In The State of New Jersey?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNewsnet graphic files Gloucester City residents are fed up with the continual surge in their property and school taxes as evident when you read the Facebook comments we received on our article "Gloucester City One of Five Towns with Highest Tax Increase etc ". Related: CNB Opinion: Higher Taxes are Forcing People Out of Their Homes Residents are finally realizing after many decades of high local property and school taxes the only plan these two bodies had to offer you and others was "TAX AND SPEND." Related: Gloucester City in the Top 30 with the Highest Property Taxes Gloucester City Republican Ticket for November’s 2022 Election Announced That Democratic strategy has led to 955 homes in Gloucester City being in foreclosures according to the widget on our website (left column near the bottom). When that advertisement was first published last summer the number... Read more →