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CHEER--The Cold Springs administration and staff put together a well-organized and safe event for students. They met with families outside to thank us for our help and support throughout this school year and also gave each student a brand new book along with an Easter egg and visit from the Easter bunny. The kids all seemed to enjoy themselves! JEER--Gloucester City is one of the most depressed communities in New Jersey. How can we afford to pay our public servants 60% more than what our middle-class homeowners are earning? We the taxpayers have become the servants who only exist to serve our public employees. No wonder we can't afford any capital improvements that are gravely needed in town!!" RELATED:PROPERTY TAXES Gloucester City in the Top... Read more →

St. Augustine Prep Swimmer Shane Washart Headed to Harvard, and the Olympic Trials

(photo provided) Seconds after his record-setting performance, senior Shane Washart takes a moment to process what he had just accomplished. Since 2017 Shane's brother Zach held the school's 500m free record. Shane is the son of Diana (Elenbark) Washart and Frank Washart. Grandparents Carol and Bill Elenbark, former Gloucester City residents; and Sarah and Russ Huber (both deceased) **** (March 11, 2021)--Humble and driven, Shane Washart, a Prep senior and Olympic hopeful has raced his way to the opportunity to compete at Blodgett Pool representing Harvard University. However, before the Wenonah, NJ native gets to call Cambridge, Massachusetts home, he recently added to his legacy at the Prep by becoming the new Hermits Swimming record-holder in the 500m free with a time of 4:32.30. Shane’s... Read more →

CARES Act Funds Available for Fishery-Related Businesses

Application Period Will Be Open from March 22 Through May 5 Saltwater fishery-related businesses that suffered severe revenue declines in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for financial relief from March 22 through May 5, 2021. Delaware was awarded $992,013 in federal CARES Act funds to provide financial relief to eligible fishery-related businesses that experienced greater than 35% decline in net revenue during the March 1 through Dec. 31, 2020 COVID-19 impact period, compared to their historic average revenue. Delaware saltwater fishery-related businesses eligible to apply for CARES Act funds are: Commercial fishing Shellfish aquaculture For-hire recreational fishing (includes charter and head boats) Bait and tackle shops (revenue must come from the sale... Read more →

Police Chief in Gloucester City Also Serving As City Administrator

Mayor Dan Spencer (left) and Acting City Administrator Brian Morrell Corrected/updated GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 11, 2021)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council are presently searching for a City Administrator. The contract for the previous administrator, Jack Lipsett, which expired on December 31, 2020, was not renewed. Lipsett was hired on December 29, 2008, at a salary of $95,000 to replace Paul Kain. According to the 2019 salary ordinance he was being paid $130,000. Presently Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell is doing both his job and the City Administrator's position. When asked for the status of the City's search, Mayor Dan Spencer said. "Brian is the Acting City Administrator. As you know, we advertised for the position in the professional government publications and received 19 resumes.... Read more →

What Does A Student's Schedule Look Like At GHS During The COVID-19 Era?

Gloucester City, NJ (March 3, 2021)(CNBNews)--In-person learning on Wednesdays extended The school district will now advance to featuring one hybrid group reporting to the school for in-person learning on Wednesdays. Here is a list of all Wednesday dates by team: Gold Team March 10th and 24th April 21st May 5th and 19th June 2nd Blue Team March 3rd, 17th, and 31st April 14th and 28th May 12th and 26th June 9th ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR REMOTE STUDENTS Remote students should be logged into their 1st-period class by 8:16 a.m. They should log in to their 3rd-period class Google Meet during Homeroom. Teacher OFFICE hours will convert to 2:08 to 3:08 every school day. If a staff member has to change their OFFICE hours at any time,... Read more →

Lions v Rams Thriller Ends in Overtime 65-62

photo credit Bruce Darrow, CNBNews photographer GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 27, 2021)(CNBNews)--This year's boys basketball game between Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High was played at Gloucester Catholic's gym. The 10 AM game, the first morning start in the series, was played without fans because of the pandemic. Catholic won the contest in overtime by a score of 65-62. Rams Ryan Roney finished with a game high of 25, with eight of those points coming in overtime. This is the fourth year that the Rams have taken the series. Jason Morgan tied a career-high with five 3-pointers and 19 points to help Gloucester Catholic improve to 10-2 on the season. Gloucester fell to 8-4, according to NJ.com .Aydan Hagan was just as hot for Gloucester. The... Read more →

Dona A. Parker, of Mullica Hill (nee Bobo), formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alum

Dona A. Parker Dona A. Parker, “Bo”, (nee Bobo), 78, of Mullica Hill, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on February 21, 2021. Beloved wife of Henry G. Parker for 45 years, devoted mother of Walter McGuinness, Jr. (Jeanette), Glenn Parker and the late Colleen Sorbello (Samuel). Loving grandmother of Jeff Sorbello (Melissa), Brayden McGuinness, Landon McGuinness and Great Grandmother of Samuel Sorbello. Dear sister of James Bobo (Elizabeth) and the late John, Robert, Frances, Virginia, Marie and Regina. Dona was also predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Bobo. Dona graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1961. Her first job was in the insurance industry at Penn Mutual in Philadelphia. Later in life, she worked for the Harrison Township Elementary School... Read more →

Eleanor "Mac" Loughery, of Gloucester City, age 99; Devoted St. Mary's Parishioner, GHS Alum

Gloucester City – On February 13, 2021. Age 99. (nee Mackey). Loving wife of 30 years to the late John M. Loughery. Loving mother of Thomas Loughery and his wife, Jane. Predeceased by her children, Michael Loughery, John M. Loughery, Jr. and Theresa Loughery. Beloved mother-in-law of Bernadette Loughery. Cherished grandmother of Vanessa Fernandez (Jorge), Meredith Loughery and Thomas A. Loughery. Cherished great-grandmother of Ryan, Justin and Natalie Fernandez. Eleanor was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1940. She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Gloucester City. Mac and her friends would attend Saturday evening mass and then enjoy each other’s company at the diner. She enjoyed traveling, trips to the casinos and an avid reader but most... Read more →

CNBNews Cheers & Jeers January & February 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER--The Gloucester High Lady Lions are off to a great start; they are unbeaten through their first seven games. Way to Go Lions. JEER—The recent snowstorms have made it very difficult for people walking, especially when the owner of the property doesn't clear the snow from the walkway. What is especially annoying to pedestrians is being forced into the street because of an icy sidewalk. Most communities have an ordinance requiring sidewalks in their town to be cleaned within so many hours after the snow stops. In Gloucester City, the Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance, Chapter 73-15 adopted in April 1881 states in part, "All owners or occupants of any lots, building, sheds or cellars within the limits of... Read more →

Joshua Mathew Meehan, of Gloucester City, Two Street Stompers NYB Member

Joshua Mathew Meehan It is with great sadness that on February 6, 2021, Joshua Mathew Meehan, of Gloucester City, passed away at the age of 32 years. Joshua was the beloved son of Joe and Dawn Meehan, adoring husband of Emily Bender, and devoted father of Elias, Rumi, and Casey. He was the dearest brother of Kara (Don), Joey (Maddy), and Laura, and the most loving uncle to Ryleigh, Alissa, JJ and Miles. Josh was also a caring cousin to Bobbisue Sambucci (Greg) and Jessica Hagan (Vince), and is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joshua was an avid reader and writer, musician, and lover of music. He was devoted to helping others and impacted many people through his selfless service in the... Read more →

Gloucester City Board of Education Accepts Resignation of School Superintendent Vespe

UPDATED Brooklawn School District 2021-22 Student Tuition for GHS Totals $1,201,919 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Feb. 12, 2021)--The Gloucester City Board of Education, at the February 9 meeting, accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dennis Vespe effective June 21. Vespe was hired for the school years 2017 through 2021. His starting salary was $157,500. According to the NJ Public Employees Data Base Vespe's salary, as of December 19, 2020, was $162,254. Related: Dr. Dennis Vespe Hired as Gloucester City School Superintendent; Starting Salary $157,500 He replaced Joseph Rafferty who retired on August 31, 2017. Rafferty was hired in 2012 at a salary of $146,000 plus benefits. He replaced Paul Spaventa who was receiving a salary of $162,000 at the time. Shortly thereafter... Read more →

GHS Lady Lions Improve to 6 - 0

The Gloucester City High School Lady Lions Basketball team improved to 6 - 0 in the Colonial Conference with a 40 - 25 win over visiting Gateway. Led by Senior Allyson Velez's 14 points and 12 points from strong inside play of Emily Keith the Lions stayed at the top of the Division. The Lions trailed Gateway 16 - 15 at halftime, but the second half was all Lions, winning the second half 25 - 12. Gateway dropped to 3 - 2 with both losses at the hands of the Lions. Next up for the Lions is 2 - 4 Woodbury Thursday 5:15 Home games a streamed on Youtube. Pictured below GHS Dance Team Pictured below Allyson Velez Pictured below Emily Keith Pictured below Ava... Read more →

Ruth B. Thomson, of Gloucester City; Penney's Merchandise Manager, GHS Alum

Gloucester City - As she wanted, Ruth passed peacefully at home with her family by her side, on February 5, 2021. Born in Brooklawn, NJ, Ruth lived in Gloucester City most of her life. She was 88. Survived by her devoted and loving daughters, Debbie Reed, Lori Ryan (Kevin), Ruth O’Donnell (Thomas); grandchildren, Stephanie Osterhouse (Drew), Kristy Marchese (Robert), Nichole Rodgers, Dana Nordaby (Michael), Jessica Ryan, Meghan Ryan, Alicia O’Donnell, Thomas O’Donnell, Erin O’Donnell; great-grandchildren, Sophie, Chloe, Josie, Matthew, Michael, Ava, Aubree, Paxton and Tessa. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, James Thomson on October 19, 2006; daughter, Nancy Blaylock on February 26, 1990 and her son-in-law, Gary Reed on September 12, 2010. Ruth retired after working over 37 years as a merchandise manager with... Read more →

James J. Pierman, of Gloucester City; Federal Elevator Inspector/Electrical Engineer at Naval Yard

On January 28, 2021, James J. Pierman of Gloucester City, passed away at age 67. Loving and devoted husband of 40 years to Kathleen L. Pierman (nee Loope). Loving father of John Pierman. Cherished son of the late Samuel Pierman and Mary Torpey Pierman. Also predeceased by his step-mother Maryann McQuiad Pierman. Beloved brother of Samuel Pierman, Thomas Pierman (Barbara), Michael McQuaid and Patricia Daly (Carl) and brother-in-law of Anna Mary Loope. Beloved uncle of Samuel Pierman (Helen), Tom Pierman (Robyn), Wendy Chapman (Mark), Maryann McPherson (Mark), Scott Pierman and Nicole Smalley (Josh Knorovsky). Also survived by lots of Great Nephews & Great Nieces. James Graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1971, Gloucester County Technical School and was a certified inspector thru NAESA International,... Read more →

Johnson's 13 Lead Lady Lions to 3rd Win

The GHS Lady Lions advanced to 3 - 0 with a 42- 17 win over visiting Paulsboro. The host Lady Lions jumped out to a 16 - 4 first quarter lead and never looked back. Hannah Bryszewski 2 pts, Meadow Avant 13 pts, Crystal Johnson 13 pts, Allyson Velez 8 pts, Ava Iepson 4 pts, Emily Keith 4 pts. Next up for the Lady Lions will be a trip to Paulsboro. All Home games are being streamed on Facebook. Pictured below Crystal Johnson Pictured Below Ava Iepson Pictured below Emily Pierman Pictured below Allyson Velez Read more →

GHS Lady Lions win first two

Lady Lions defeated Lindenwold 58 - 12 on Tuesday and Thursday beat Lindenwold 50 - 10 in the Lions Colonial Conference debut behind seniors Crystal Johnson, Allyson Velez and Emily Keith. The Lions debut wins, came under the cloud of Covid Restrictions. No parents (not even seniors) who were allowed to watch their children play. Only allowed during the game were game day personnel who were premitted in attendance. In game one Senior Allyson Velez scored game high 18 points with 4 three pointers and Senior Crystal Johnson scored the games first 3 points enroute to scoring 12 points. In the second game Johnson tallied a career high 15 points with Senior Emily Keith adding 13 and Velez dropping 10 points. Lady Lions next game... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Lt. Stephen Burkhardt Retires After 25 Years

Corrected/Updated : Lt Jason Flood Lt. Steve Burkhardt (Ret) (Gloucester City, NJ)(January 28, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department today announced the retirement of Lt. Stephen Burkhardt. We would like to congratulate Lt. Stephen Burkhardt on his retirement today.Lt. Burkhardt retired with 25 years of service to the residents of Gloucester City.Throughout his career, he was a Field Training Officer, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor at the police academy, K-9 Handler, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Lieutenant.Lt. Burkhardt was well respected in the policing field.We wish him well on his future endeavors. Replacing Lt. Burkhardt is Sgt. Jason Flood at a salary of $119,657. Assuming the position of sergeant is Officer Blaise O’Donnell at a salary of $109,977. Read more →

6 Ways to Feel More Beautiful, Right Now

Feeling beautiful is important for your health and confidence. And I say ‘feel’ beautiful because what you’re feeling inside will dictate how you behave. For example, people who feel ugly will act shy and push others away due to their lack of confidence. This is why feeling beautiful is very important. If you are feeling confident and comfortable in your skin, other people will feel the same way about you. And you better believe it when I say, feeling beautiful doesn’t have anything to do with your appearance at all. So, how do you make yourself feel beautiful right now when you need it the most? Well, lucky for you, I have some great tips to make you feel better about yourself and gain your... Read more →

Paul Thomas Devine, Top Technology Teacher in Delaware, Real Estate Agent, and Contractor

Paul Thomas Devine Paul Thomas Devine, age 72 years, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 with his wife by his side. Mr. Devine was born on February 26, 1948, in Gloucester City, NJ, and was the second son of Richard and Grace Devine. Mr. Devine was a graduate of Gloucester High School and earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Glassboro State College in technology education. He accepted a teaching position with the Christina School District in Newark, DE where he remained 29 years teaching at both Central Middle School and at Glasgow High School. Mr. Devine was a highly successful teacher and was named Technology Teacher of the Year for the State of Delaware. He was also the advisor... Read more →

Teresa A. Severance of Deptford/Gloucester City, Past Sheriff and Holt Employee, GHS Alum Class of 74

On January 14, 2021. (nee Cooney) Age 65. Of Deptford and formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of the late Edward R. Severance. Predeceased by her parents: Raymond Cooney, Sr. and Teresa Mary Cooney (nee Coons). Cherished mother of Tracy (Anthony) Hartman (nee Boody) and the late Raymond E. Cowgill, III (surviving Paula Abate). Beloved and devoted grandmother of James D. Spencer, Anthony Hartman and Angela Rae Cowgill. Predeceased by her brother, Raymond Cooney surviving wife Eileen Cooney (nee Murphy). Dear Aunt of Danielle (Tyler) Zook (nee Cooney) and Dean Cooney (fiancé Katelyn Cairns). Teresa was born on July 26, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Gloucester City, NJ at the age of 8. She graduated from Gloucester City Jr. / Sr. High School... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Resident Paul Devine Succumbs to COVID-19

Paul Devine Former Gloucester City resident Paul Devine, died Monday afternoon, January 19, 2021. Gary Devine, his brother, said Paul was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Recently he caught COVID-19 which was just too much for his brother to fight. "Throughout his life, Paul was always in the best shape; he never had a weight problem," said Gary. Earlier in life, he lifted weights, and during the time he attended Glassboro State College, where he received his degree, he was on the school's wrestling team." Paul worked as a teacher in the Delaware school system. He also worked in real estate, operated a painting/construction business, and owned about 20 rental properties. Gary posted the following announcement about his brother's death on his Facebook page. Funeral arrangements... Read more →

Christina Marie Harrity of Clementon, Formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alum

Christina Marie Harrity (nee Farley) Clementon and Formerly of Gloucester City – On November 21, 2020. Age 58. Cherished wife of 20 years to Darrell C. Harrity. Loving daughter of the late Bernard J. Farley and Louise A. Farley (nee Wetmore). Beloved mother of Rachael (Kevin) Harrity, Samantha (Dennis) Muldoon, Yvonne Farley and Darrell (Lacey) Farley. Christina has 11 beloved grandchildren. Survived by her cherished siblings: Bernard Farley, Louise (William) Donnelly, Thomas (Susan) Farley, Mary (Lloyd) Watkins, (late Margaret) George Christman, Elizabeth (Timothy) Jackson, late Catherine Farley, Theresa (Robert) Force, Walter (Donna) Farley and the late Joseph (Renata) Farley. Christina was born, raised and lived most of her life in Gloucester City. She was known as Tina by her family and many of her friends... Read more →

American Legion Baseball Regionals: The Home Field Advantage

By Richard Walker Dec 28, 2020 NOTE: This is the last in a four-part series on the history of American Legion Baseball’s regional playoff structure. Part 1 took a look at how the regional format has changed over the years. Part 2 showcased some of the top individual performances in regional history. Part 3's spotlight fell on the teams, states and regions that have thrived in the regional era of American Legion Baseball. When national American Legion Baseball officials in 1967 allowed eight host cities across the country a berth in the regionals, critics said the "homefield advantage" they might enjoy would be too great. But has that actually been the case? Since American Legion Baseball adopted a regional concept in 1960, there have been... Read more →

Bill Kimmey, of Mt. Ephraim, Girls Softball Coach, Member of MEPRI, GHS Alumnus Class of '59

William I. Kimmey MOUNT EPHRAIM NJ--Design creates culture, culture shapes values. Values determine the future. William I. Kimmey was gentle and generous. He was built from intellect and for speed. He loved jogging and was an armchair Jeopardy Champion. Bill’s greatest talents and effort went into woodworking and furniture building. Every great design begins with an even better story. Mickey Spillaine said; “The most important part of a story is the ending, no one reads a book to get to the middle.” On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Bill’s story of 79 years came to a close. His story began in the spring of 1941 on the fool’s day. He spent his formative years in Gloucester City and graduated from Gloucester City High School, class of... Read more →

John Courter, of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus Class of 1962

UPDATED: GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 15, 2020)--It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say John Courter (GHS photo 1962) goodbye to their beloved John Courter Sr. (Gloucester City, New Jersey), who passed away at the age of 76, on December 9, 2020. John, also known as Two Bits and Deuce, was a 1962 graduate of Gloucester High School. He was born to the late Earl and Esther Courter (nee Danielson) on November 23, 1944 in Camden City. John is predeceased by his son John Courter, Jr. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his son Jeffrey Courter and his wife Bridget, his brother Earl Courter and his wife Janet, his ex-wife Gloria Dunn and... Read more →

Walt Burrows, Long-Time South Jersey Sports Writer

by CNBNews Staff MARLTON, NJ (November 29, 2020)--Walt Burrows, a sportswriter for decades at the Courier Post, Cherry Hill, died November 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Mr. Burrows started his career in journalism writing for the Gloucester High School newspaper, The Lions Roar. At the same time he covered sports for his hometown newspaper, The Gloucester City News when it was owned by George F. and Mazie Cleary Sr. and later after their son Bill and his wife Connie purchased it in 1984. Walt Burrows (courtesy of The Courier-Post) After graduating from high school he worked at the Hinde & Dauche Paper Company, King and Fifth Street, Gloucester City, and also continued to cover sports for The Gloucester City News. "Walt always gave... Read more →

Lions win delayed Turkey Day Game against Rams 48 - 0

(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ Nov. 28, 2020)--The local Lions had two weeks of no practice / no contact because of Covid-19 and returned for preparation against the hometown rival Rams on Friday. The Lions showed no rust while crushing the Rams behind 4 touchdowns (3 rushing / 1 receiving) by Stephen Burkhardt. Burkhardt on the day rushed for 241 yards and scored on runs of 44, 92, and 10 yards. Burkhardt was on the scoring end of a 36-yard pass from Adrian Delgado. Pictured Below Lions Stephen Burkhardt Burkhardt was not alone hitting paydirt, fellow running back Kyrin Nelson scored from 35 yards Pictured below Kyrin Nelson Qb Adrian Degado was not to be outdone by fellow backs Burkhardt and Nelson when he picked up a... Read more →

Ralph A. Davis Jr., of Gloucester City; Seviroli Foods Employee, GHS Alum

On November 18, 2020. Age 54. Lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Cherished son of the late Ralph A. Davis, Sr. and Ruth C. Davis (née Aharon). Predeceased by his fiancée and love of his life, Cecilia Harrop. Survived by his beloved siblings, Ruth Ann Cutuli (Carmen), Claire Ann Davis (Walt), Carl Davis (Patty) and James Patrick Davis (Sandy). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and his family at D’Orazio/Seviroli Foods in Bellmawr. Ralph was a graduate of Gloucester High School and a faithful, devoted 22-year employee at Seviroli Foods in Bellmawr. He was an avid fan of the Phillies, Flyers and NASCAR. Ralph could always be found at Westbrook Lanes in Brooklawn bowling, shooting pool and handing out... Read more →

Mark J. Dempsey, Sr., of Erial, formerly of Gloucester City

Mark J. Dempsey, Sr., on November 20, 2020, of Erial, formerly of Gloucester City. Age 65. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Hunt) of 41 years. Devoted father of Mark J. Dempsey, Jr (Jamie) and Jamie V Pratt (Chuck). Dear grandfather of Brooke, Makayla, Chase, Cole, Vallen, and Tyler. Cherished brother of Alan (Vickie), Michael (the late Carol), Kevin (Marcie), Jean (Larry), and the late Joel. Dear son of the late Valerie and John Dempsey. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Mark retired after 31 years from Camden County where he worked as a Journeyman Carpenter. He loved camping, collecting coins, and Led Zeppelin music. Mark loved spending time with family and friends. He loved Dunkin Donuts, so much that... Read more →

More COVID-19 Cases Identified in Gloucester City School District, 200 Employees Exposed

UPDATE/November 14,2020 Supt. Vespe Editor's Note: Superintendent Vespe sent a second notice, dated November 13, to parents regarding the athletic programs. Vespe said, "With sincere sadness for our entire Lion Community, coaches, parents, and players we now have been informed that an individual who came in contact with one of our district athletic teams has tested positive. Excerpts of the second letter is below. **** GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ—(November 14, 2020) Dr. Dennis Vespe, superintendent of the Gloucester City School District, announced on Friday, November 13, that individual (s) in the Cold Springs School and in the Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. The district recently transition back to remote instructions due to seven people getting the virus which resulted in 200 people being exposed.... Read more →

Gloucester City & Gloucester School Board Announce Completion of Courtyard Restoration

Courtyard Restoration project at the High School (photo provided) (CNBNews)GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 6, 2020)--Today, the City of Gloucester City and the Gloucester City Board of Education announced the completion of an Innovative Courtyard Restoration Project at the High School. The interior courtyard at Gloucester City High School has been reconstructed and transformed as an innovative demonstration of Green Infrastructure. Green Infrastructure utilizes vegetation and permeable surfaces to infiltrate storm water, mimicking the natural process of rainfall soaking into the ground. The courtyard was renovated to include four new rain gardens, a permeable paver walkway and recycled permeable patios. The project was funded by a grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to the Camden County Soil Conservation District (CCSCD). The CCSCD partnered... Read more →


FROM GHANA TO GLASSBORO: GLASSBORO, NJ – This year, Rowan track & field athlete Vincent Delle voted in his first Presidential Election now that he is a U.S. citizen. Delle arrived in the United States eight years ago from Ghana to begin his journey to citizenship and the American dream. A senior, Delle had moved around when he lived in Ghana. While his family originally resided in the small village of Wa in the Upper West region of Ghana, they later moved to the Greater Accra region and was there for several years. “It’s a lot different. Like, different regions in Ghana have different cultures and ways of living,” says Delle. “Where I’m from, the Upper West region, it’s like a village basically. There’s a... Read more →

Glenwood Hoover, Gloucester City, Trumpet Player Performed with B. Rydell

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--On Friday, October 30, 2020, Glenwood Hoover passed away at the age of 96. Glen was Glenwood Hoover born on August 26, 1924 in a 2nd floor bedroom in a small row home in Gloucester City, NJ – a true Gloucester Boy. He worked as a public utility inspector for the State of New Jersey and was a professional musician. He was the youngest of four sons (all deceased). The oldest was George born in 1910, John born in 1914, and Joe born in 1917. All were musicians. Glen started taking trumpet lessons when he was 10. He was the oldest member of the Philadelphia Musician’s Union. He graduated Gloucester High School in 1942 and played in the school band. Glen enlisted in... Read more →

Audrey Strothman, of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus

Now I lay down to slumber, all I need is one more number. When the next game I go, I pray to the Lord I yell....BINGO! Audrey R. Strothman was called to her Moonlight Bingo game on October 22, 2020 at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, NJ at the age of 87. She was born to the late George and Blanche Snyder (nee Reynolds) on March 15, 1933 in Gloucester City. She was born and raised in Gloucester City, and she graduated from Gloucester City High School. Audrey was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, pinochle nights, and bingo. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family. After marrying her late husband Arthur B. Strothman, she moved to Ohio then she moved to West Deptford... Read more →

Susan Kay Boyle, of Pennsville, formerly of Brooklawn, Administrative Assistant, GHS Alum

On October 30, 2020. Age 65. Of Pennsville. Formerly of Brooklawn. Predeceased by her parents, Emmanuel John Kozanas and Catherine Martha Tice Kozanas. Beloved mother of Melissa Boyle. Loving companion of Paul Wood for over 20 years. Dear sister of the late Barbara Doran. Also survived by her nephew Kevin Doran (Lisa) and niece, Kristen Bader (Andrew), as well as many loving great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Susan was a longtime resident of Brooklawn and was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1973. She worked many years as an administrative assistant, an aide at Archbishop Damiano School, and finally as a respite therapist for the Arc of Salem County. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitations on Thursday evening, November 5th, 2020 from... Read more →

Lillian V. Stone (nee Parker), "Zoni" of Brooklawn

Lillian V. Stone (nee Parker), "Zoni", on October 23, 2020, of Brooklawn. Age 71. Beloved wife of William M. Stone, Sr. for 42 years. Devoted mother of Tom Stone (Rochelle), Joy Stone (Hal), William M. Stone III, and the late Holli, Tommy, Jr., and Little Bill Jr. Loving grandmother of Tommy, Sean, Alexis, Aiden, Rowan, Bentley, and Bella. Dear sister of the late Harvey "Herky" Parker. Loving daughter-in-law of Joan L. (nee Harvey) Stone. Devoted daughter of the late Harvey and Lillian (nee Young) Parker. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lillian was a graduate of the Gloucester City High School Class of 1968. In her spare time she loved doing arts and crafts with her children and grandchildren. There will be a... Read more →

Helen Brown, of Brooklawn, age 89; Enjoyed Trips to Wildwood, to Lobster House, GHS Alumnus

Brooklawn - On October 20, 2020. Age 89. (nee Barr). Born in Vineland, NJ she was the daughter of the late Robert C. And Sarah (Weller) Barr. Loving mother of Harry C. Brown (Carolyn), Robert J. Brown (Michele), Karen A. Clayton Gloucestercitynews.net files (Joseph) and Philip C. Brown (Gabriella). Cherished grandmother of Melissa Creighton (Raymond), Kevin Brown, Stephanie Brown, Harrison Brown, Sarah Clayton and Philip Brown; great grandmother of Liliana Creighton and Beckham Reed; sister of Donald Barr (Maryanna), sister-in-law of Jacqueline. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Helen was also predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Harry S. Brown on January 13, 2009, grandson, Andrew Weygand and her brother Robert Barr. Helen grew up on a farm in Vineland and moved... Read more →

Lions take Homecoming 42 - 0

(CNBNews)-GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--The Pitman Panthers entered J.A. Lynch Stadium in front of a pandemic Homecoming crowd of around 500 fans. The local Lions weren't very hospitable to the visiting Pitman Panthers scoring 35 first-half points and invoking the running clock rule to start the second half. Early scoring by the Lions Steven Burkhardt (2 Tds) and the onslaught of Kyrin Nelson who scored 4 times on runs of 12, 55, 15 and 15 yards ended any hopes of the Panthers taking home a victory. Nelson carried 8 times for 120 yds and four touchdowns, while workhorse Burkhardt, currently listed in the States Top 10 rushers, rushed for 95 yards on 13 carries. QB Adrian Delgado completed 3 passes for 40 yards. With the win the... Read more →

GHS Lady Lions Senior Day

The GHS Senior Lady Lions Soccer Team celebrated their final year on the GHS Fields. These young ladies will be leaving, but have helped build a foundation for the future of the program. A special thank you to all the parents who have made many sacrifices to help promote their daughters. Pictures courtesy of Darrowphotos.com Read more →

Randell Paul, of Gloucester City, Medal of Valor Recipient, Past Volunteer Fireman

Randell Paul, of Gloucester, NJ, passed away on October 9, 2020 He was aged 52 years Legacy Known by his closest family and friends as "Bennie"; he was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1986. Bennie was a volunteer member of Gloucester Heights Fire Department and rose to the rank of Battalion Chief before retiring. On the tragic night of July 4, 2002, Bennie bravely saved a number of brother fire fighters who were trapped in a dwelling fire that took the lives of three firemen and three children; which he was later presented with a Medal of Valor for his brave act. Bennie worked as a Golf Cart Mechanic for Golf Cart Specialties for many years. Away from work, Bennie will... Read more →

Crystal Johnson nets 4 Goals in Lions win

The Gloucester City Lions Girls Soccer team posted a 8 - 0 win over visiting Lindenwold in Colonial Conference Play. The Lions were lead by Senior Crystal Johnson's 4 goals and 2 assist. Lions Goalie Emily Pierman provided the shutout win. Pictured below Team celebrating Goal Pictured below - #2 Crystal Johnson Pictured below - #6 Maya Beringer Pictured below - #1 Megan McNutt Pictured below - #13 Kacie Palmer Pictured below - #4 Cami Rudderow Read more →

Lions Opening Day Winner 50 - 14

The much anticipated 2020 GHS Lions Football got off to an impressive start in Lindenwold winning 50 - 14. The opening kickoff saw the Lions kick returner Chris Dolson ramble down to Lindenwold 35 yard line before Steven Burkhardt started to scoring. Quickly the Lions defense confused the Lindenwold Lions offense resulting in a muffed punt setting up the Gloucester Lions for another score. The Lions along with other New Jersey High School's will play a limited shorten campaign. The Lions who competed in the Tri-County Conference for over 50 years will compete in all sports beginning fall 2020 (except Football) in the Colonial Conference. The Gloucester Lions next game at Wildwood on Thursday Photos Courtesy Bruce Darrow More photos available at Darrowphotos.com Pictured below... Read more →

CNBNews Aug./Sept. 2020 CHEERS AND JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER-Gloucester City resident Dan Reader was upset about his grandchildren coming home from the Gloucester City Playground at Lane Avenue with stickers on them. So instead of just complaining he stepped upped and cut the six-inch-high grass himself. Thank you Dan for caring and watching over our neighborhood. JEER— PSE&G employees doing construction work throughout the city since last year keep the motors and flashers on their vehicles operating for 8 hours at a time. The work is being done in residential neighborhoods without any consideration of the people living there. The noise and carbon pollution the trucks are spewing into the air is sickening at times. God forbid if you have COPD or other lung diseases. Often the... Read more →

Historical American Newspapers Publish Significant News Of Our Society In A New Way

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) To know the history of American newspapers is to know the history of the United States. Some of the longest running newspapers, that helped shape this great nation, date back to prior to the American Revolution, founded during colonial times. Newspapers have been preserved in the archives of the Library of Congress for research purposes and to keep the documentation of historically significant events that have made up the fabric of our present civilized society. Chronicling America is a site produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress. The long-term goal for the site is to develop a... Read more →

Austin George Dobleman, of Gloucester City, Kings College Graduate, GHS Alum Class of 2013

Austin George Dobleman GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Suddenly, on September 8, 2020, from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Age 25. Of Gloucester City. Beloved and cherished son of George J. and Lisa Ann Dobleman (nee Virden). Beloved brother of Owen Dobleman (fiancé Emily Anderson) and Dalton Dobleman. Cherished grandson of Thomas and Veronica Virden. Beloved nephew of Tom Virden, Jr. (Theresa), Veronica Hemphill and Sharon Lail (Troy). Loving cousin of Brianna, Anthony and Olivia Indelicato, Barry Hemphill, Gabrielle, Ashlee and Troy Lail, Jr. (Maria) and Josh Dobleman. Loving boyfriend of Kristina Kocher. Austin is also survived by his loving and faithful dogs, Peyton and Manning, many loving friends, “GOONS” and “LIZARDS”. Austin was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 2013, where he excelled... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Resident Victim of Fatal Crash in Pennsylvania

LARKSVILLE PA (September 10, 2020)-- A former resident of Gloucester City, NJ died in a fatal auto crash Monday night, according to The Times Leader. Austin Dobleman, age 25, was the driver of a vehicle that hit a utility pole and a stone wall on Route 11 after crossing the Carey Avenue Bridge said Luzerne County Chief Deputy Coroner Joe Jacobs. Authorities said the crash happened at about 11:45 p.m. Dobleman was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle. Jacobs said Dobleman lived in Wilkes-Barre. Dobleman was a graduate of Gloucester City Jr. Sr. High School in Gloucester City, N.J., and attended King’s College where he starred on the football team as a tight end from 2013 to 2016. Read more →

Solving the Opioid Crisis with Addiction Treatment

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 31, 2020)--Today, government agencies, communities, and various healthcare systems have joined hands to resolve the opioid crisis and overdoses. There is more to do than merely treating those people who are addicted to opioids. It is also essential to ensure that individuals who don't have an opioid disorder don't get affected. Many medical professionals often prescribe heavy pain medications that have several after-effects. It is necessary to address that using precise prescription monitoring and enhanced pain management. Understanding the opioid crisis Today, the illicit opioids such as imported fentanyl and heroin are more prevalent than ever. It is necessary to bring down the supply of such substances by implementing legal initiatives. It is also required to address the reasons for which people opt-in for... Read more →

FINAL CALL: Bid on 69 Amazing Items in GC's 16th Annual Basket Auction!

FINAL CALL: Gloucester Catholic's 16th Annual Basket Auction is open for bidding through Friday, August 28! See details below and join us in supporting GC by bidding on some great items! The Basket Auction currently has 69 amazing items up for bid. Click on the link below to enter the Basket Auction and view dozens of exciting items! Items up for bid cover many areas of interest -- including furniture, Jersey Shore favorites, gaming, gift certificates, holiday gifts, home decor, health and fitness, kitchen, music, sports, purse palooza, tools, tickets and travel among many others! Basket Auction Home Page Auction Ends: August 28, 2020 Click Here to Enter Basket Auction Home Page! Support Gloucester Catholic! There are several ways to support Gloucester Catholic: Bid on... Read more →

Earl T. Fowler Sr., Gloucester City Fireman, Deputy Chief

Gloucester City – In the loving care of his family, Earl passed peacefully on August 19, 2020 at the age of 74. Loving and devoted husband of 24 years to Louise A. Fowler (nee Hickson). Loving father of Michelle and Thomas Quinn, Stephanie and John Bryszewski, Kimberly and Michael Morrell and Earl Jr. and Kelliann Fowler. Predeceased by his daughter Dawn Digiacomo and surviving Vincent Digiacomo. Cherished grandfather of Meghan Cairns (Mike), Eryn Boyle (Kevin), Thomas Quinn III (Jordan), Derick Fowler (Ashley), Amber Digiacomo, Vincent Digiacomo Jr., Dominick Digiacomo, Samantha Bryszewski, John Bryszewski, Jr., Hannah Bryszewski, Michael Morrell, Colin Morrell, Earl Fowler III, Abigail Fowler and Wyatt Fowler. Cherished great grandfather of Olivia, Sophia, Anastasia, Greyson, Ethan, Delaney, Thomas IV, Blake, Brianna, CJ, Max and... Read more →

Patricia "Tricksy" Thomas, of Bellmawr; formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus Class of '77

Patricia "Tricksy" Thomas (nee Beel), age 61, of Bellmawr NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her husband and children on August 14, 2020. Patricia was born on July 31, 1959 in Camden, NJ. She was raised in Gloucester City, NJ by her parents, Patricia and Joseph Fanelli, with her three siblings. Soon after graduating from Gloucester Junior High School in 1977, Tricksy met her beloved Paul. Their love story unfolded and Paul and Patricia were married on October 25, 1980 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Runnemede, NJ. Patricia and Paul started a family in 1982 and since then she has starred in her favorite role as mother to Paul and Devon. In addition to her devotion to being a mom, Patricia cherished her... Read more →