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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 at each other’s homes once a month on a rotating basis, almost without missing a month. They do take time off in June and July for family vacation plans. Jean still resides in Gloucester City, where she was born and raised. For the past 20 years, she has taught the... 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 for an important game next Tuesday. If the Lions weren't victorious against St. James, its tournament hopes would appear bleak heading into the Glassboro games. "I think we can beat Glassboro," said Burke, "but it would take a maximum effort on our part. We would have to play better than... 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 the council, especially those on the finance committee, for their hard work on this year's budget, " said the mayor. The new budget, which passed unanimously, increased approximately four percent and totaled $5,920,490 or $225,235 more than the 1987 figure of $5,695,255. To be raised by local taxation is $1,758,289... 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 afternoon. As friends and neighbors would pass by, he would greet each with a wave or a smile. A likable man, many of the travelers would stop for a few minutes to discuss such topics as the weather to local politics. Mr. Stubbs worked for over 30 years for the... 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.” Previously he was a salesman for 25 years for the Patterson Dental Company in Philadelphia. A resident of Oaklyn, Mr. Ferrari was a borough councilman from 1976 to 1978. He is survived by his wife Joan R.; two sons, Silvio and Christopher, and two daughters, Joan Rafferty and Rebecca Ferrari,... 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 School. Upon graduation in 1960, the Milwaukee Braves signed him to a major league contract. (The Milwaukee team was called the Braves in 1960). But shortly after signing the contract, he hurt his arm and had to retire from his dream of playing in the “big leagues.” Reds were sharp-witted... Read more →


GCN Archives (1948-2005): Silence The Press...Editorial

Published in the Gloucester City News March 1985 Don’t like what you read in the newspapers? Then why not start your own? That seems to be the attitude of some Gloucester City officials who have been considering just such an idea. Faced with what they feel are “negative and inaccurate press articles,” the Republican Mayor and Democrat controlled council have been soliciting proposals from public relations firms to publish a newsletter. The company would be given a task of refuting those so-called “stories” and at the same time paint a better image of the City. The cost for such a service doesn’t come cheap. For example, a Vineland firm would charge $6,000 for its services, which would include a quarterly newsletter as well as issuing press releases to the media. Cost for mailing and printing the newsletter would add another $3,200 to their proposal. The governing body, who has not... 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 →


(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 obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to wecleary@gloucestercitynews.net. Gov. Florio To Attend Brooklawn Post 72 Legion Banquet Published in the Gloucester City News January 2, 1992 The Honorable James J.... 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 obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to wecleary@gloucestercitynews.net. +++++ Stiles Award Presented To Green & Campbell (1st row) Anne, Michaeleen, Karen Stiles. (2nd row)Jim Goldschmidt, Bob Bevan, Mike Campbell, Shawn... 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 or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to wecleary@gloucestercitynews.net. Elwood Thom-Trowbridge; He Enjoyed Helping People By Connie Cleary Woods/Staff Reporter Published in the Gloucester City News January 2, 1992 Elwood E. (Butch)... 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 obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to wecleary@gloucestercitynews.net. +++++ Pupil Enrollment in Gloucester City Public Schools Continues to Decline by Connie L. Cleary Gloucester City News November 20, 1980 Dr.... 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. The funds came from a settlement the twosome received as a result of a lawsuit filed against the City in 2009. The deputy chief is the husband of former Democrat City Councilwoman Jean Kaye. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ(Published by CNBNews Monday, September 21, 2009)-Former Gloucester City Police Chief William Crothers and... Read more →