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

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


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

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


Kristi Lee Smith, age 46, of West Deptford

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


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

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


Maple Shade PD Seeking Officers through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program.

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


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The Most Dangerous Schools; 542 Cities to Receive Infrastructure Grants

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


Camden County and Gloucester County Republicans Gather Toys for Tots

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


Gloucester County Sheriff's Office nabs #10

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


Mental Health board member recognized for 20 years of service

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


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

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


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

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


Cleanup Plan Approved for Matteo & Sons West Deptford Superfund Site

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


Road to Recovery/Opioid Summit and HIDTA Designation Announcement

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


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

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


Congressman Norcross on College Affordability Act

Last week, I joined with my colleagues on the Education and Labor Committee in introducing the College Affordability Act - a bold, comprehensive plan to lower the cost of college and give student borrowers the relief they desperately need. As the only New Jersey member on the Education and Labor Committee, I am dedicated to fighting for teachers and students, and this bill just does that. Researchers have estimated that for every dollar that states spend on higher education, states receive up to $4.50 back,... Read more →


Charlie Bakely, Raised in Gloucester City; Long-Time Iron Worker, Former Westville Councilman, U.S Army Veteran, GHS Alumnus

Charles C. Bakely William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ -(October 30, 2019)—Charles C. Bakely, of North Wildwood passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the age of 87. Charlie was born and raised in Gloucester City. After graduating from Gloucester High School, Class of 1951, he served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army. Mr. Bakely and family lived in Westville for a time where he served on the Westville Borough Council as a Republican under Mayor Harry V. Laskowski... Read more →


Outstanding Senior Volunteer honored at annual Senior Luncheon

(Deptford, NJ) Last Wednesday the recipient of the Gloucester County 2019 Outstanding Senior Volunteer award, Gail Nelson, was honored with a proclamation presented by the Gloucester County Board of ChosenFreeholders at the Gloucester County Senior Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held at Auletto Caterers in Deptford. Gail began volunteering as President of the IncarnationSenior Citizen Club at Incarnation Church in Mantua. She then joined GloucesterCounty Senior Services as a volunteer receptionist in 2018 and volunteered her time assisting with the Senior Picnic. Gail also serves as a... Read more →


Jonas Cattell Run, Fort Mercer 5-K/18th Century Field Day October 27

(National Park, NJ) -- On Sunday,Oct. 27, Gloucester County will be celebrating the 50th Anniversaryof the 10-mile Jonas Cattell Run to warn the soldiers of Fort Mercer at RedBank that over 1200 Hessian soldiers were approaching to take over the fort. A5K run has been added this year along with the Jonas Cattell 10-mile run. The 10-mile run is a point-to-point course from Haddonfield to National Park asrun by Jonas Cattell on Oct. 22, 1777. The Fort Mercer 5K course will bean out and back... Read more →


MEDC shows support for the Shop, Dine, Go Local campaign

(Deptford, NJ) -- Freeholder Heather Simmons attended the Municipal Economic Development Committee's (MEDC) meeting at Auletto Caterers in Deptford on Sept. 27, 2019 to discuss and promote the county’s 2019 Shop, Dine, Go Local campaign. MEDC members signed the Shop Local Pledge, declaring that they would Shop, Dine, and Go Local to support small business and promote Gloucester County’s economy. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Gloucester County is the home to hundreds of locally owned and operated businesses including restaurants, breweries, wineries, retail and... Read more →


Three Deptford High School students recognized for national achievements

(Deptford, NJ) On Monday, Sept. 30, Freeholder Jim Jefferson presented three Deptford High School seniors with certificates of achievement for their dedication and hard work in academics and athletics. Students Megan Brown and Chinmayee Narayan were recognized as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, alongside fellow student Angelina Schilling who was named NFL Way to Play national winner. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Roughly 34,000 Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program are being recognized for their success throughout... Read more →


Mark W. Breslin of Gloucester City Struck and Killed by Hit & Run Driver

Mark Breslin Killed by Hit & Run Driver CNBNews.net--West Deptford, NJ--(September 23, 2019)On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at approximately 9:37 pm, the West Deptford Police Department received a report of a hit and run pedestrian crash at the intersection of State Highway 45 (North Broad St) and Hessian Ave. Through an active investigation, it was learned that the pedestrian victim, identified as Mark W. Breslin (37 yrs old) of Gloucester City, NJ, was struck and killed in the southbound lane by a late model white... Read more →


Obituary:Reynolds "Reyn" Smith, Jr. Of West Deptford

Reynolds "Reyn" Smith, Jr., 81, of West Deptford. NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Born in Camden, NJ and raised in National Park, NJ, he started his family in West Deptford, NJ. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and uncle. A member of the United States Army and National Park Police Force, he was a proud Business Administrator in the Audubon School District and GCIT. Reyn was a founder of RFP Solutions, an audio visual Company. He was the... Read more →


Obituary: Maria Mazzone of Deptford, formerly of Haddon Twp.

Gloucestercitynews.net--DEPTFORD, NJ--Maria Mazzone (nee Scarpato), on September 14, 2019, of Deptford; formerly of Haddon Twp. Age 60. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Mazzone. Devoted daughter of the late Ralph and Rita (nee Mongelli) Scarpato. Loving sister of Ralph Scarpato Jr., Nancy Scarpato, and the late John Scarpato. Dear aunt of Nicole, Lauren, Steven, and Brittany Scarpato. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am Saturday morning, September 21st, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service... Read more →


Route 47 traffic shift required as Route 47 Bridge over I-295 replacement project

One lane will remain open in both directions during next stage of construction (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a traffic shift on Route 47 in both directions as the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 replacement project between Westville and Deptford in Gloucester County advances to the next construction stage. Beginning at 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, NJDOT’s contractor, South State., will shift both the northbound and southbound lanes to the newly constructed west side of... Read more →


Gloucester City Business Matches Donations for New Bikes

By Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Gloucester City, NJ (August 29, 2019)--RiverPark Pub, located at 200 Jersey Ave in Gloucester City, is known for its community involvement. With the sudden rash of bicycles being stolen in our area, the entire staff of the Riverpark, led by Michael Soll decided to get involved. “We are committing to matching the contribution of every individual that comes into our establishment and makes a donation toward the purchase of a new bike for a child whose bike was stolen. "I've already... Read more →


An Education on Meditation

8/19/2019 ​RCSJ Advisor Shares Her Story to Reduce Stress and Encourage Mindfulness Deptford Twp. – Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) Academic Advisor Cheryl McBride has a story to tell. It is a story of grit and grace, of anxiety and reassurance, of perseverance and patience—a story she shares to better educate students, coworkers, veterans and community members about the benefits of meditation to help reduce stress and bring about inner peace and self-awareness. “I was sitting with a student advising her about classes, and... Read more →


ConnieLee Ann Jeffries of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

On August 13, 2019 (nee Morris) of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, age 50. She is the beloved fiancée of David Herbert, loving mother of Michael, Anthony and Jessica Jeffries and stepson John Bosco, dear sister of Ann Schmale, Rick Morris and Tina Malinowski. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren Elizabeth, Ryleigh, Isla and Madi. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Monday, August 19, 2019 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY,... Read more →


NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney's PathToProgress NJ.org

People across the state have been making the case for the Path to Progress reforms - have you seen it in the news lately? You can learn more about the Path to Progress here. Another reason for N.J. ‘Path to Progress’: School floor hazards Here’s a reminder that among the best provisions in state Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s "Path to Progress" reform program is one to abolish the state’s too-many K-6 and K-8 school districts and roll them into larger, K-12 regional districts. Sweeney, D-Gloucester,... Read more →


American Legion Mid-Atlantic Baseball Tournament: Brooklawn Plays Vienna Today 11:30

Team Brooklawn Post 72 Canal Post 25 Funkstown Post 211 Hamburg Post 527 Morgantown Post 2 Randolph County Post 45 - HOST Vienna Post 180 Wilmington Post 10 Sunday, August 11, 2019 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 Game Time Location Team Score Team B1 9:30 AM McCrary Park Canal Post 25 Morgantown Post 2 B2 11:30 AM McCrary Park Vienna Post 180 Brooklawn Post 72 B3 4:30 PM McCrary Park Wilmington Post 10 Funkstown Post 211 B4 6:30 PM McCrary Park Randolph County Post 45 -... Read more →


Offering Home Buyers in Gloucester City and the Garden State More Affordable Opportunities

(Gloucester City, NJ)(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 5, 2019)--New Jersey residents pay the highest property taxes in the US, climbing annually to an average of $8,767 last year. Although taxes are a little lower in Gloucester City, they are still well above average, and combined with higher real estate prices, increase the cost of living and put pressure on many working families. The president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association has gone so far as to call it an affordability crisis, and supports tax reforms proposed by... Read more →


West Deptford School District Recognized for Dramatic Academic Improvements

Dr. Lamont Repollet, Commissioner of the NJ Department of Education, announced the annual Lighthouse Districts this week. The designation recognizes dramatic academic improvement. The nine districts and two charter schools named have demonstrated measurable progress across diverse groups of learners. were name. The full list is below. One of the nine includes West Deptford School District. The West Deptford school community is passionate about student success and developing innovative ways to promote growth in their school district. About four years ago, the district staff took... Read more →


American Legion sponsored Centennial Ride to be streamed live online

Department-sponsored Centennial Ride to be streamed live online BY: The American Legion (Gloucestercitynews.net) --The American Legion’s 100th anniversary will be celebrated with an 1,875-mile motorcycle trek through the heart of the nation July 31-Aug. 4. The ride is organized and sponsored by six American Legion state departments between the Canada and Mexico borders, the American Legion Centennial Ride has 60 scheduled stops before the rendezvous point Aug. 4 in Great Bend, Kan. The ride traverses U.S. Highway 281, which in 1960 was designated as the... Read more →


Brooklawn Post 72 Advances to Eight-Team Final; Tournament Starts Friday at Kean University

BROOKLAWN, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(July 24, 2019)--Brooklawn Post 72 will be competing in the NJ American Legion State Tournament advancing to the eight-team final by earning the second spot in the District 4 playoffs, according to SouthJersey.com After losing 11-1 to district champ West Deptford to even its record to 1-1 in the districts, Brooklawn needed to beat Allentown on Monday to earn the state tournament berth. Brooklawn overcame a 5-3 deficit to begin the sixth innings in defeating Allentown, 10-5. Thus, the team with 29 American... Read more →