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GCHS ALUMNI NEWS: Honoring the 1997-98 Gloucester Catholic Boys' Basketball Team

RAMBLINGS photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 16, 2024)(CNBNews)--The 1997-98 Gloucester Catholic Boys' Basketball team was highlighted in the Alumni section of the winter-spring issue of the RAMBLINGS. That season, the Rams dominated the Tri-County Royal Division and finished as the 15th-ranked team in South Jersey according to the final rankings by Courier Post. Their impressive record of outscoring their opponents by nearly 12 points per game is the 10th highest point difference in the program's history. There's no denying that this team was a force to be reckoned with, and their achievements speak for themselves. The coach of the team... Read more →


Memories: Joseph R. Harvey, Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (MARCH 7, 1967)--Funeral services for Joseph R. Harvey, 87, a member of the Gloucester City Police force from 1915 to 1918, will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Etherington Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City, where friends may call tomorrow night. The burial will be in New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. CNBNews graphic file A retired engineman for the Gloucester City water works, Mr. Harvey, died Sunday in Camden County General Hospital, Lakeland. He was active in early 1900 as a pitcher and first baseman for the Gloucester City Athletic Chub. He resided at... 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 →


GLOUCESTER CITY News Vault May 26, 1983: Pony Tail League & Gloucester High Baseball

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 4, 2023)(CNBNews)--We are currently republishing articles from the Gloucester Gloucester City NEWS Archives 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... Read more →


Gloucester City News VAULT: (May 2002): Reds Richards, First Rate Baseball Player

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 2, 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 →


FROM THE GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS ARCHIVES (1985) Tom Holt Interview

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 2, 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 →


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 →


THE DAY 'CONCERNED CITIZENS' STOPPED THE TRAIN

Did the Gloucester Concerned Citizen’s group prevent a train wreck that could have been as bad as the recent one in Ohio? In the late 1970s, a group of “concerned citizens” led by Bob Bevan and Louisa Llewellyn protested about the conditions of the railroad crossings throughout Gloucester City, NJ. Tank cars filled with toxic and poisonous chemicals traveled from DuPont’s Chemical Plant in Pennsville to Camden City and beyond on poorly maintained tracks. After a month of contracting Conrail and state and federal politicians with no response, Mr. Bevan and Mrs. Llewellyn decided to take action by placing a... Read more →


GCN ARCHIVES: A Visit To 1999; The subject Gloucester City's Waterfront

COMMENTARY William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Albert Countryman first worked for the Gloucester City News in 1991. One of his first assignments was to write an article about the development of the City’s Waterfront. When he returned to work on the paper in 1999, I asked him to do another article about the same topic. The purpose was to see what progress had been made with the redevelopment plans in the eight years he was away. Gloucester City News Archives 1950-2006 That article was sent to me recently. There was no name just the article. After reading his story,... Read more →


Over 16,000 Artifacts of Gloucester City's History in Storage at State Museum

The front page of report (CNBNews graphics file) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 15,2018)--The City of Gloucester City is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of its incorporation this year. Gloucester City was incorporated by the New Jersey Legislature act on February 25, 1868, from the remaining portions of Union Township, which was then dissolved. Additional territory was annexed in 1925 from Centre Township and in 1927 from Haddon Township.[20] The city's name derives from Gloucester, England.[21][22] Gloucester City was founded by the Swedes in 1623 and named Fort Nassau. It is said to be the eighth... Read more →


GCN ARCHIVES 1950-2005:George F. Cleary Sr., Past Owner of Gloucester City News,Camden County Record, Civic Activist

(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(June 22, 1994)--George F. Cleary Sr., 80, who started as a reporter and became the owner, publisher, and editor of the weekly Gloucester City News from 1950 until he retired in 1984, died Sunday at his Gloucester City home after a long battle with diabetes and Parkinson's Disease. Raised in Gloucester City, Mr. Cleary was one of the city's biggest boosters and was active in civic affairs. "He was a good hard working person," said Walt Burrows, scholastic sports editor for the Courier-Post and an associate of Mr. Cleary since the 1950s. ''He was one of the top... Read more →


Gloucester City Friends Meet Socially 45 Years

First published in the Gloucester City News (newspaper) on July 28, 1988 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ In today’s mobile society, finding four friends who have regularly met as a social group for the past 45 years since graduating from high school together is very unusual. They were close friends before graduating with the class of 1943 and vowed to keep that friendship intact for as long as possible. “It just doesn’t seem possible that 45 years have gone by,” says Jean Brennan Warren. “We don’t feel any older, and we don’t even look much different.” Since graduation, they have faithfully met... Read more →


GCN Archives (1948-2005): Lions Win Over Clayton And Lose To Salem

First appeared in the Gloucester City News (newspaper) on January 30, 1986 Gloucester High School's basketball team, having divided a pair of games last week, finds itself in a position of having to win two of its next three games to qualify for state tournament play. The Lions took a 6-7 record to Carneys Point this past Tuesday to face an improving St. James' team. A win would've given them a 7-7 record, with games against Glassboro and Schalick remaining before next Tuesday's cutoff date for the tournament. Glassboro visits the Lions tomorrow night (Friday), and Schalick travels to Gloucester... Read more →


GCN Archives 1950-2005; Gloucester City Local Tax Rate Decreases; 1st Time In 16 Years

Previously published in the Gloucester City News 1986 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (1986)--"For the first time in 16 years, the citizens of Gloucester City will realize a decrease in their local purpose tax. On top of this, our administration plans to implement over $200,000 in capital improvements this year," commented Independent Mayor Robert Bevan at last Thursday's budget meeting. "City departments will be upgraded, the city's parks and playgrounds will be improved, and streets will resurface. "The future of Gloucester City looks bright thanks to the new systems that council put into effect this year. I want to thank members of... Read more →


GCN Archives (1948-2005): Percy W. Stubbs, the “Mayor of Riverview Heights

by Connie Cleary Woods/Staff reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 1990)--Percy W. Stubbs, who was known by some as the “Mayor of Riverview Heights,” passed away on December 10, 1990, at the age of 77. Mr. Stubbs was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City who resided on Thompson Avenue with his wife Gladys. For many years he was a fixture to all those who traveled the busy street through what is known as the Riverview Heights section of the city. During the spring and summer, he could always be seen working in his yard or sitting out front in the late... Read more →


GCN Archives 1948-2005: Silvio Ferrari, Salesman For Gloucester City News

by Connie Cleary Woods/Staff reporter Silvio Ferrari, 58, an advertising salesman for the Gloucester City News died December 23, 1992, in West Jersey Hospital, Camden, after a short illness. “He enjoyed his work which was evident by how he did his job,” said Bill Cleary, Editor & Publisher, of Gloucester City News. He would go out of his way to service his customers, and he treated each one as a personal friend. A soft-spoken man he always greeted you with a smile and loved to laugh. Without a doubt, he will be missed by all of us who knew him.”... Read more →


GCN ARCHIVES (1948-2005) : Robert "Reds' Richards, First Rate Baseball Pitcher; Local Disc Jockey, Record Promoter

Published in the Gloucester City News, May 30, 2002 Robert R. Richards, an outstanding baseball pitcher in his youth, died after a brief illness on May 19, 2002. He was 60 years old. Bob "Reds" Richards Reds, as he was known by his friends and family, played on the 1954 Gloucester City Little League All-Star Team. That team was only one win away from competing in the Little League World Series before it lost. Incidentally, Reds received his nickname from his bright red hair. Mr. Richards continued his success on the pitcher mound for four years at Gloucester Catholic High... 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... Read more →


(GCN Archives 1948-2005): Gov. Florio To Attend Brooklawn Post 72 Legion Banquet (1-2-1992)

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net). The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an... Read more →


GCN ARCHIVES (1948-2005)Stiles Award Presented To Green & Campbell

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net). The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an... Read more →


GCN Archives (1948-2005)Elwood Thom-Trowbridge; He Enjoyed Helping People (January 2, 1992)

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 8, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 through 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net). The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an obituary... Read more →


GCN ARCHIVES (1948-2005)Pupil Enrollment in Gloucester City Public Schools Continues to Decline (11-20-1980)

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net). The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an... Read more →


Growing Up In Gloucester City: New City Patrolman Sworn-In April 1982, Retires As Deputy Chief

By Connie Cleary Woods/Staff Reporter MEMORIES (CNBNewsnet)--Looking for some information in an old Gloucester City News we came upon this photo of Michael Kaye, who became a police officer in Gloucester City in 1982. Twenty-seven years later in 2009, Officer Kaye had risen to the position of Deputy Police Chief and retired from his position with $100,000 extra in his pocket along with fringe benefits. The following explains how he and former Police Chief William Crothers walked away from their jobs as rich men. It should be noted that neither man did anything wrong to obtain the monies they received.... Read more →