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“Stache,” Delivers a Hometown Victory Thanksgiving Day

Oaks/Valley Forge, PA (November 23, 2023) – A proud and confident Sealyham Terrier, “Stache,” delivered a hometown victory Thanksgiving Day, winning Best In Show at Philadelphia’s prestigious National Dog Show Presented by Purina, with a capacity crowd and total audience of some 20 million holiday television viewers looking on. The #2-ranked Terrier and #12-ranked All-Breed show dog in America, “Stache” is from a legendary line of dogs that includes his grandfather “Charmin,” winner of the World Dog Show, the AKC National Championship, and Crufts, the famed Birmingham, England competition where he bested 22,000 dogs in 2008. Margery Good of Cochranville,... Read more →

Continued, A Salute To Bill "The Pen" Cleary

CONTINUED, A SALUTE TO BILL "THE PEN" CLEARY by John Reynolds I never got back to Gloucester City much after my parents passed away, but I liked reading about the people and places I hadn't seen in years. Bill's site was my link to the town where I went to school and where my parents spent the last part of their lives. The last few years. I started spending more time on local sites rather than the large media news sources that I used to read. I've read the big-name columnists, literary and film critics, and reporters, keeping up with... Read more →

Lions Win City Championship Again

The Annual City Championship Football Game between the G.C. Lions and crosstown rival Gloucester Catholic Rams was played under near perfect weather on Thanksgiving. The Lions 9-2 coming off a heartbreaking SJ Semi Finals defeat to Haddonfield hammered the archrival Rams 33-0 in a game that it appeared much worse then the score indicated. The GHS seniors walked off the home field knowing that their four Thanksgiving game battles against the Rams, they went 4-0 and holding the Rams scoreless with a four year scoring difference of 172 to 0 It was bittersweet win for the seniors, this group of... Read more →

18th Annual Maroon & Gold Basket Auction

We are so excited to announce the 18th Annual Maroon & Gold Basket Auction on April 18th, 2024. This fundraiser solely benefits the students of Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School. We need your help, and no gift/contribution is too small. We have set up and easy sign-up with a variety of options. Once you decide on your donation, you can mail it to the address below or send it in with your child c/o Heather Mondel, Basket Auction Donation. We will notify you once we have received it. Click Here to Register Your Donation! We thank you in advance... Read more →

Explore the Potential of AI to Enhance the Precision of Your Photographs

In today's fast-paced digital age, images are critical for communication and narrative. Picture-perfect images, on the other hand, are not always easy to capture, and variables such as noise and blurriness can reduce image quality. Fortunately, AI-powered image denoiser and sharpener tools such as VanceAI Image Sharpener and denoiser have emerged, revolutionizing how we refine and enhance our photographs. In this piece, we'll look at the wonders of AI-powered technology, showcasing the possibilities of image denoise and sharpening tools that improve image clarity and sharpness. You can uncover the true potential of your photographs with this cutting-edge AI technology!... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Announces Establishment of the Carl Schoenborn Scholars Program!

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (NOVEMBER 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic is pleased to share the announcement of the Carl Schoenborn Scholars Programs. If you are considering the startup of a GC Scholars Program to honor your family and help current students, contact Pat Murphy, Executive Director of Development, at [email protected]. Carl Schoenborn '55 is truly grateful to give back to the current generation of Ram students. He is proud to help GCHS students benefit from a Catholic education as he did while a student here in the 1950s. Carl is one of the few GCHS alums to earn 14 total varsity letters. He... Read more →

GCN 1962 Archives: GCHS Football Team

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 12, 2023)(CNBNews)-Gloucester Catholic’s football team, year 1962. Photo source: Gloucester City News. First row: (unknown) (left to right) Dan O’Brien, Bill Murphy, Tony Bertolino, (unknown) Jay Wolf, John Cassidy, Bill Savidge, Bob Dacierno, Terry McCarty, Manager Donald Bicking. Second row: Coach George Murphy, Father Anderson, Tom Worrell, Charley Serpente, John Cafagna, Hugh Vogel, Bill Gross, Gary Garzynski, (unknown) (unknown) Ricky Hancock, Coach Bob McQuillan. Third row: C. Baetzel, Ed Pirrotta (unknown), Cliff Coolidge, Carl Latina, Lou Atkinson (unknown, Ed Poole, Frank Kelly, Lou Pirrotta, (unknown) (unknown) Coach Tom Goldschmidt. Fourth row: Bob Frizell, (unknown) Joe Thomas,... Read more →

Nominations Being Accepted for GCHS Hall of Fame

Gloucester Catholic High School is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame now through December 1. The inductees will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame event which will take place on April 23, 2024. Please submit nominations via the new Online Nomination Form. The link is below and can also be found on the school website ( Click Here to Nominate a Candidate Online! We are seeking alumni who are interested in and willing to serve on the Hall of Fame Committee. Please consider volunteering. Contact Bill Dougherty at 609-617-9959 or [email protected] Gloucester Catholic High School was... Read more →

GCHS Student-Athletes Tate DeRias, Brady Belfus and Daviel Fernandez Sign Letters of Intent

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 9, 2023)--Gloucester Catholic High School congratulates Ram baseball standouts Tate DeRias (University of Miami), Brady Belfus (St. Thomas Aquinas College) and Daviel Fernandez (Barry University) on their collegiate commitments for next year. The trio confirmed their collegiate choices on Wednesday, November 8, Fall 2023 National Signing Day. Group photo (L to R) Fernandez, DeRias, and Belfus Gloucester Catholic congratulates Ram baseball standout Tate DeRias (above) who signed a letter of intent with the University of Miami to play baseball next year. Tate formally committed on Wednesday, November 8th, on Fall 2023 National Signing Day. Read more →

2023 Donor Development Campaign Set to Close Nov. 10th: Support Our Students!

Click on Cover Below to View Full Report! GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 7, 2023)--Gloucester Catholic's Fall 2023 Donor Development Campaign has raised more than $30,000 to date to assist GCHS students and their families needing financial assistance for tuition. Thank you for your support! There is still a limited time to assist our students as the campaign closes on Friday, November 10th, 2023. Won't you help out? See the three easy ways to donate, including Venmo, Online Donations, or U.S, mail. We appreciate your support of Gloucester Catholic! Three Ways to Give! VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE -- CLICK HERE TO... Read more →

Gloucester City News Archives: Dr. Chas. Brennan; Rams Baseball (May 1983)

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 4, 2023)(CNBNews)--We are currently republishing articles from the Gloucester City News, which were initially written when the Cleary family owned the newspaper. George F. Cleary Sr. worked as a reporter for the paper from 1948 to 1950, and soon after that, he and his wife, Mazie Cleary, acquired the paper. In 1968, William E. Cleary Sr. began his career as a reporter. Ten years later, in 1978, he was named editor of the Gloucester City News and the Camden County Record. In 1984, he and his wife, Connie J. (Sarlo) Cleary, became the proud owners of... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: JAWS' IS BACK plus A TRIP TO THE ER

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Roń Jaworski (image courtesy of Clutchpoints) Ron Jaworski (a/k/a Jaws) was a former quarterback for the NFL (1973-89) and played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1977-86.) He led The Eagles to their first Super Bowl appearance in 1981. He later became an NFL analyst for ESPN. But today, Jaws has a foundation called the Jaws Youth Playbook. It works to improve the health and wellness of at-risk youth in the Greater Philadelphia area. The foundation donated $20,000 to a new garden in Blackwood, NJ. His Youth Playbook collaborated with The Unforgotten Haven, a local charity, to... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Rams Football Fundraising Campaign

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 26, 2023)(CNBNews)--Hope is everyone is doing well and Gloucester Catholic Football is having a fundraiser and we are asking for donations from our alumni which will help with upgrades to weight room, equipment, and practice equipment (bags etc). Link to Fundraising - Thank you, and as always, Roll Rams!!! Contacts: Brian Startare Head of Advertising 609- 828-0491 Casey Murphy Head Football Coach 856-264-2910 Please let us know if you have any questions at rampathletic[email protected] Thank you and ROLL RAMS! Committee of the RAMP fund Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School Hall of Fame Accepting 2024 Nominations!

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 12, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic High School is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame now through December 1. The inductees will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame event which will take place on April 23, 2024. Please submit nominations via the new Online Nomination Form. The link is below and can also be found on the school website ( Click Here or on Logo above to Nominate a Candidate Online! We are seeking alumni who are interested in and willing to serve on the Hall of Fame Committee. Please consider volunteering. Contact Bill Dougherty... Read more →

Ray Ford-Leon Harris Old Timers Sunday

Pictured are some of the people who attended the meeting held in October 2007. Unlike previous years, this gathering is now open to both males and females. (photo credit CNBNews) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPT. 27, 2023)(CNBNews)--Please join us for the Annual Ray Ford-Leon Harris gathering at Elizabeth's Ballroom, which is located at 419 Highland Blvd, on SUNDAY, October 15th, from 2 PM to 5 PM. Former athletes and fans from Gloucester High School and Gloucester Catholic High Schools, regardless of gender, are sincerely welcome. There is a nominal fee of $10, which covers the cost of food and beverages. This... Read more →

Michael Patrick Traficante Scholars Program Established at GCHS

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 9, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic is pleased to share the announcement of the Michael Patrick Traficante Scholars Program in loving memory of Senior Airman Michael Traficante, GCHS Class of 2010. If you are considering the startup of a GC Scholars Program to honor your family, contact Pat Murphy, Executive Director of Development, at [email protected]. Gloucester Catholic is Pleased to Announce the Establishment of the Michael Patrick Traficante Scholars Program! Gene and Janice Traficante and their entire family are truly grateful to give back to the current generation of Ram students in memory of Senior Airman Michael Patrick Traficante,... Read more →

Gloucester City's Babe Ruth Baseball Team Sponsored by Orlando's Bar (Year, approximately 1956-58)

ORLANDO'S Babe Ruth team (Gloucester City, NJ)(CNBNews)--(Top) Coach Earl Brandt, Bill Gross, John Bartley, Jake Miller, Bob Bevan, Knute Cogan, Al Brill, Jim Talley, (unknown) (Bottom) ? Fredhoff, George Strobel, ? Viereck, Skip Grandizio, Jack Brandt, Rickie Hancock, Matt Mullin, Jack Collins EDITOR'S NOTE: We may not have all the player's names, as some are unknown to us. The team was sponsored by the former Orlando's Bar, which was once located at 500 Paul Street. The owner Frank Orlando sponsored sports teams in Gloucester City for many years. This particular team participated in the BABE RUTH LEAGUE, around the year... Read more →

14 Area High Schools Nominated for Turkey Bowl Inc. GCHS, GHS, Haddonfield, Haddon Hts.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 6, 2023)(CNBNews)--Fourteen area high school football teams are competing for the honor of having their Thanksgiving Day game broadcast live on 94WIP radio on November 23, Thanksgiving Day. Plus, each winning school will win $3,000 for their athletic departments. The following rivalries were nominated for Turkey Bowl V 2023: image courtesy of 94WIP Neumann-Goretti vs. South Philadelphia High School Haverford High School vs Upper Darby High School Central High School vs. Northeast Philadelphia High School Chichester High School vs. Sun Valley High School Father Judge High School vs Lincoln High School Gloucester Catholic High School vs... Read more →

Eileen Marie Collins, Raised in Gloucester City; Longtime Teacher, GCHS Alum and "Hoop Star"

Eileen Marie Collins passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2023. Born on January 14, 1949, she grew up as the fourth of five Collins children on Monmouth Street in Gloucester City, NJ. She enjoyed a childhood filled with sports activities and playing in the back lot from sun up to sun down. Ahead of her time as a female athlete, Eileen was an outstanding basketball player in high school and her passion for athletics led her to earn a degree in Health and Physical Education from Glassboro State College. Throughout her career as an educator, she made a... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's Fall 2023 Donor Development Report..

Has Arrived: Support Our Students! Click on Cover Below to View Full Report! Gloucester Catholic's Fall 2023 Donor Development Report has arrived in homes! Please consider making an online donation to support Ram students and their families who need financial assistance for tuition. Thank You from Gloucester Catholic! Three Ways to Give! VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE -- CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE DONATION! TRADITIONAL MAIL Kindly make check payable to: Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Click Here to Make Online Donation to Gloucester Catholic! Read more →

GCHS Principal Tom Icavone Welcomes The Class of 2024

Principal Tom Iacovone welcomes back the Class of 2024 to kick off the new school year! Gloucester Catholic is open for business and the halls are filled with many new Rams. The New Year always brings a feeling of excitement and new hope. This year is no exception! Upcoming Gloucester Catholic Events Alumni Communion Breakfast Save the Date- Please mark your calendars. This year’s event will be held on November 19th at the school. Mass at 9:00AM with breakfast to follow. Donor Development Report- The Donor Development Report 2023 Campaign is currently underway. You should be receiving your copy in... Read more →

Rams Football Falls to Bishop Eustace

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Gloucester Catholic struggled in a 36 - 0 loss to visiting Bishop Eustace behind Crusaders QB Roman Faiola's 225 yards passing and 2 TD throws. Crusaders Rb Mekhi Simmons and Wide receiver Delano Mann (167 yards receiving) provided 2 TD's each in the win. Rams QB Jack Mustaro rushed for 27 yards and passed for 44 yards on seven completions.. Rams will travel Friday to face 0 - 3 Lindenwold, who have been outscored by a combined 127 - 6. Friday, Lindenwold lost to Riverside 59. Read more →

Attention All RAMS! Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing September 16

The Annual Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Ed Oliver Golf Club in Wilmington, DE. Mrs. McKenna was a beloved Gloucester Catholic educator who passed away in March 2018 following a tough battle with cancer. During the past five years, her family has raised over $37,000 in scholarship funds for Gloucester Catholic students. Golfer registration is $145 per golfer with a Lunch/Banquet-only fee of $45. Various sponsorship levels are available as well -- see flier for details. Golfer registrations and sponsorships may be sent to [email protected]. You may also mail these to: 204... 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 →

GHS Lions Beat Buena - GCHS Rams Suffer Home Loss to Palmyra

Pictured above Joseph MacDonald The Lions Mason Widman rushed for 3 td's on runs of 60, 45 and 2 yards giving the Lions a 1st quarter 20 - 0 lead over visiting Buena in a non-conference action. Buena fell behind 34 - 0 before crossing the goal line. Gloucester's Jake Zearfoss rushed 150 yards and Qb Jake Seibert reached over 100 yards passing. Pictured Gloucester Mason Widman The Lions rest at 1 -1 on the season and travel to Overbrook for the first In Conference play next Saturday 11:00. The Overbrook Rams are coming off a 36 -34 win over... Read more →

Mildred "Millie" Piscopio, of West Collingswood Hts., age 83, Member of the Belles of St. Mary's

West Collingswood Heights- Millie passed peacefully on August 31, 2023, at the age of 83. Born in Camden, NJ she was the daughter of the late Daniel F. and Mildred M. (Eckerle) Lynch. Cherished mother of Linda J. Piscopio, Joseph P. Piscopio (Lisa); loving grandmother of Daniel, Christian, Nola and Grace. She is also survived by her life-long friends, Ginny Horn and Sandra Andreas as well as many nieces and nephews. Millie was also predeceased by her husband of 57 years Joseph S. Piscopio. Millie worked for several years as a secretary for the Quarter Master - National Cemetery Supervisor... Read more →

RAMS Football Opens Season at Home, Saturday against Palmyra; See Game Schedule

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 1, 2023)(CNBNews)The Rams will kick off their season against Palmyra at home this Saturday at 11 AM at the John Lynch Field, Market Street and US Route 130. If you're interested in sponsoring the second half of the football season, please get in touch with Brian Startare at 609-828-0491 or Casey Murphy at 856-264-2910 for advertising rates. space donated by CNBNews Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School R.A.M.P

What is the GCHS R.A.M.P Organization? R.A.M.P stands for Rams Athletic Management Program We as former Gloucester Catholic Rams have formed a committee along with Head Coach Casey Murphy to bring the GC football alumni together along with potentially honoring classes and teams from our past at home games. Below is our schedule this season and hope to see you all at the games this year. We would like to raise money through events, online giveaways. “We all loved our Gloucester Catholic experience and recognize that we were always able to ‘Make things work’ as far as practice facilities, Weight... Read more →

Growing Up in Gloucester City/ SJ Area and The Geator

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Jerry Blavat died on January 20, 2023, at the age of 82. He was born on July 3, 1940, in Philadelphia This article was first published in 2011 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, PA (CNBNews)(August 6, 2023)--Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater, the Boss with the Hot Sauce, released his autobiography, You Only Rock Once, earlier this summer. Blavat, who grew up in South Philadelphia, reminisces about dancing on Bandstand at age 13. Building a career for himself as a DJ spinning records on the AM radio station WCAM. Holding record hops at MEPRI... Read more →

Memories of Growing Up Gloucester by Gary Marcucci

Editor's Note: Gary Marcucci, a former resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of '61, wrote the following article. The period was in the 40s, 50s and 60s. The article was initially published in 2011. Martins Lake was a popular spot for swimming during that period. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -(September 11, 2011)(CNBNews)--I first hung out at VanStein’s, a little store near the corner of 7th and Market. The following is a list of the guys that I remember being there: Harry Wilson Corky McNutt Johnny Clifford Tony McGrath Jack Ahern Tim Downey Howard Dickson Joe... Read more →

William R. "Bill" Underwood, of Gcity, Engineer, Army Vet, GCHS Alum

On July 25, 2023, Bill passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in Camden and raised in Gloucester City, Bill graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School in 1959 and received his bachelor's degree from Central State College. He later received his master's degree from Drexel University. Bill proudly served his country as a US Army Captain stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge, he started his own company, Underwood Engineering in 1978 which he owned and operated until his retirement. CNBNews graphics Bill is lovingly survived by his wife, Suzanne; his children, Christine Klaus, Chuck Klaus, Brian... 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 →

Robert J. O'Brien of Gloucester City, AGE 83; Jewelry Buyer, GCHS Alumnus, Class of 1958

On July 15, 2023. Age 83. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 42 years to Cynthia O’Brien. Loving father of Shannon Nagy (Richard) and Robert J. O’Brien, III (Casey). Cherished grandfather of Justin. Beloved brother of Maureen O’Brien, Mary Ann Guinoiseau (Gilbert), the late Daniel O’Brien, and the late Margaret Mary O’Brien. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were dear to his heart. Bob was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 25, 1940 to the late Robert J. and Margaret O’Brien (nee Cooney). A longtime resident of Gloucester City, Bob graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School... Read more →

Gcity Liquor Licenses Okayed; Remember Open Sunday Bars Campaign & Gcity Pub Crawl

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 17, 2023)(CNBNews)--At a recent meeting, the Mayor and Council of Gloucester City, approved the annual renewal of liquor licenses for ten taverns, five package goods stores, four club licenses, and one inactive license. The licenses expire each year on June 30. It cost $1,650 to renew a plenary retail consumption license; $1,150 for a plenary retail distribution license, and, $188 for every club license (see here). Below is a list of the names of those approved licenses. In the past, Gloucester City had over 50 taverns and bars, and... Read more →

Delaware Valley University Spring 2023 Dean's List

DOYLESTOWN, PA (07/13/2023)-- These students were honored for academic achievement by being named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2023 semester. Gillian Baker of Bordentown (08505) Julia Balzer of Browns Mills (08015) Heather Bertino of Williamstown (08094) Alyssa Blackmon of Marlton (08053) Ariela Cambronero Fernandez of Willingboro (08046) Jordan Cannon of Maple Shade (08052) Taylor Cherkauskas of Burlington (08016) Hannah Dahl of Pennsauken (08109) Zachary Dahms of Mantua (08051) Nicoletta Del Re of Cherry Hill (08003) Francesca Dileo of Delran (08075) Anthony Duca of Turnersville (08012) Gabrielle Eiler of Ocean City (08226) Abigail Goodenough of Columbus (08022) Kaylee Hartung... Read more →

After a Courageous Battle with Cancer JoAnne C. Brophy, age 59, of Gloucester City Succumbs

In the early morning of July 10th, 2023, Joanne C. Brophy passed away peacefully and was reunited with her late son, John Anthony Brophy. JoAnne of Gloucester City was 59 years old at the time of her passing, surrounded by family and staff at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, who provided excellent care for many years. JoAnne is the treasured wife of 38 years to Jay F. Brophy. Cherished daughter of Veronica Kent (nee Dooley) the late Robert Kent (surviving step-mother Dorothy). Adored mother of Jay F. Brophy (Megan Murphy), the late John A. Brophy, and Shane P. Brophy... Read more →

GCHS's Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament

click here to Bid on Online Auctions! The Gaudreau Golf Tournament will be held on July 21st, 2023 at Blue Heron Golf Club in Egg Harbor City, NJ. Proceeds from the tournament and the online auction provide scholarships to students wishing to attend Gloucester Catholic. Click graphic above if you wish to register to golf in the tournament!   See items up for bid below! Bidding is easy and can be done right on your laptop, home computer or cell phone! The newest items added include: * A spectacular cruise to Croatia on a private yacht courtesy of Tierno Tours... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 18, 2023)(CNBNews)--Congratulations to Carol Ann Schaffer Fallon on a successful reunion for the Bells of St Mary of Gloucester City NJ. The event was held at the Empire Diner in Bellmawr NJ. Source: Marching Pageantry Art Museum I had two Bells uniforms, one donated by Mary Kealy/Terry Grandizio Taylor and one from Dennis Cole with the letter B on it. A Bells shako was donated by Bea Gustafason. I had a chance to meet some new alumni and get there stories for the museum. I love these types of events. Good friends and good memories. Thanks... Read more →

GREAT FATHER'S DAY GIFT: Coffee with a Cause Fundraising, HELPS VETERANS

There is still time to get your coffee bag and support our veterans. It also makes a great gift for everyone. Our coffee fundraising campaign is a wonderful opportunity for you to contribute to our cause while enjoying delicious coffee. By purchasing coffee through the campaign's dedicated link (, you not only satisfy your caffeine cravings but also support our programs directly. It's a win-win situation! Every dollar raised through this campaign will go directly towards our diverse programs, including Equine Therapy, Healing Arts, Photography, Gardening, Cooking, and even rocketry. These initiatives have proven to be immensely beneficial in improving... Read more →

GROWING UP GLOUCESTER- Jack 'Bomber' Bennett Reminisces About GCity in 50s & 60s

EDITOR'S NOTE--I came across an article written in 2011 by Jack "The Bomber" Bennett while researching an upcoming piece. Jack reminisces about growing up in Gloucester City during the 50s and 60s and how wonderful it was back then. As a lifelong resident of the city, I can't help but feel sad about the changes we are seeing today. Nonetheless, Jack did a fantastic job of taking us down memory lane and reminding us of the "Happy Days" in Gloucester City. We reprinted his story below. Thank you, Jack for sharing this, Bill +++++ (click the map to enlarge) by... Read more →

Rams win 20th NJSIAA State Baseball Title

HAMILTON, NJ (JUNE 9, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--The local Gloucester Catholic Rams Boys Baseball team won a State record 20th title, against St. Mary's of Rutherford, at Veterans Park, Hamilton, (Mercer County) behind a two-hit pitching performance by Senior Tanner Nolan. photo credit Desiree Hoguet Gloucester City resident and GCHS player Guy Lynam made this a 6-inning Mercy Rule 10 - 0 win when he hit a 2-run home run in the top of the sixth. Poor defense by St. Mary's allowed 9th batter Jake Terranova to drive in 3 runners on a triple. Read more →

A Gang of Unruly Young Men Drive Quads and Dirt Bikes Through Gloucester City

6ABC video image of illegal ATV and dirt bike drivers riding through the City of Philadelphia last summer. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 5, 2023)(CNBNews)--We received a tip on Sunday (June 4, 2023) about a group of young men speeding on Johnson Blvd. with no regard for pedestrians or traffic. The man who submitted the information below requested his name be withheld. Around 530 this evening a group of at least 12-15 young men driving quads and dirt bikes drove down Johnson blvd. Doing wheelies and showing no regard for stop signs. Children frequent the ball fields and courts in this... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Rams SJ Non Public Champions

photo(s) credit Bruce Darrow BROOKLAWN, NJ (June 3, 2023)(CNBNews)--The local Gloucester Catholic Rams NJ #7 captured its 29th Sectional Championship at the Joe Barth Field by beating a strong NJ #2 Ranney HS 4 - 1, behind a strong pitching performance by Tanner Nolan who struck out 9 with 3 hits in his 6 innings on the mound. Ranney came into the Joe Barth Field with a record of 27 - 2, led by senior Duke Bound AJ Garcia. Garcia provided Ranney with their only run when he hit a monster home run in the 5th inning. Garcia opened the... Read more →

Joan B. (Derry) Gallagher, of Collingswood, GCHS Alum

Home is where your treasure is. There, your heart will be also. It’s the starting place of hope and dreams. Where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong and laughter never ends. Joan B. Gallagher (nee Derry) loved that place where she could surround herself with family, celebrate the holidays, and enjoy her “stay-cation”. She found her little patch of heaven at the pool. Joan had a work ethic as strong as her love for her family. She was fun, dedicated, loyal, and doting. Saying goodbye, going away… Saying goodbye seems like such a hard thing to say. Just... Read more →

Earl Henry Moore of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of Gloucester City NJ

August 5, 1989 - May 22, 2023 Hollywood, Florida – Formerly of Gloucester City. On May 22, 2023. Age 33. Cherished husband of Karenleen Jimenez. Adored father of Henry Joseph Moore and Xavier David Moore. Loving Son of Terry Moore and Joan Moore (nee Barron). Beloved brother of Dylan (Adrianne) Moore, Stephen (Katianne) Barron and Terence Moore. Devoted uncle of Taylor Moore, Courtney Moore, Dylan Moore, Jr., Stephen Barron, Jr. and Abigail Barron. Dear God Son of Bill Baker and Lillian Beese. Survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Earl was born in Camden and was raised in Gloucester... Read more →

Edward R. Boyle, age 95, of Gloucester City,

Gloucester City – Surrounded by his loving family, Eddie passed peacefully on May 23, 2023, at the age of 95. Born and raised in Gloucester City, NJ, Ed was a longtime resident of Atlantic City, NJ and Pembroke Park, FL. Cherished son of the late Edward A. and Wilhelmina Boyle. Predeceased by his sisters, Marie Boyle and Rita Chew. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Eddie was a retired insulator for Local 14 out of Philadelphia. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1945-1947. Eddie proudly served our country in the... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's Cafe Cabaret June 9

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 24, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic's Performing Arts program will be transforming the school's cafeteria into a 1920s Cabaret on Friday, June 9th. Performances, thematic snacks, and an entertaining night. Read more →

Immaculate Baseball Coach Josh Copskey, a GCHS Alum, All-Region Coach of the Year

The Immaculata baseball team earned one major award and two First Team selections as released its Region 5 All-Region teams. Head coach Josh Copskey was named All-Region Coach of the Year following a historic first year with the program. In his first year as a Mighty Mac, Copskey led the team to a program-best 29-win season to secure the program's first Atlantic East Conference championship. The Macs did not stop there, however, as the Mighty Macs went on to host their first NCAA Regional, securing the first NCAA Tournament victory in Immaculata Athletics history against Montclair State. Copskey, along... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's Pitcher Joseph Vaccarella, the Catholic Star Herald 's Top Athlete for April

Baseball Joseph Vaccarella Joseph Vaccarella has made one of the best pitching rotations in the state even stronger. Following up on a fantastic freshman year, the sophomore hurler’s shining moment came April 23 as the Rams defeated Saint Augustine Prep 2-0, in a battle of two of the top programs in New Jersey. Vaccarella threw five shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out seven. Through April, he carried a 3.00 ERA and 20 strikeouts in four appearances. READ MORE Read more →

Joseph V. Laudisio, age 83, Presidential Guard for John Kennedy, GCHS Alum

Joseph V. Laudisio On May 2, 2023. Age 83. Of Huntington Valley, PA, formerly of West Berlin and Barrington, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late, Rocco and Anna (Leemon) Laudisio. He is survived by his loving children, Michele Martinez, Joseph R. Laudisio (Aurora); cherished grandchildren, Jessica, Taylor, Carly, Daniela, Cristina, Isabella and Luca; great-grandchildren, Lillian, Teagan, Sydney; beloved sister, Pat Jackson (Joe). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joseph was also predeceased by his brother, Daniel Laudisio in December of 1988, and son-in-law, Alberto Martinez in March of 2021. Joseph graduated from Gloucester... Read more →