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2022 City Champions Lions

Thanksgiving Day brought beautiful weather, large crowds and the local Lions (9-3) a City Championship. The Lions pounded the Rams (5-5) in a game that saw more penalty flags on the field then players, 35-0. Early in the first quarter Lions #8 John Daily returned a Rams interception 47 yards for a quick touchdown. Then with time running out in the first half, Lions #2 receiver Leo Curran went 20 yards for a are fought TD. The Lions left the field at halftime leading 21 - 0. Then forced a running clock when they punched 14 more points in the 3rd quarter taking 35 point lead. (A running clock is when team takes a 35 point lead during the second half. Pictured #50 Kaleb Wright #3 Mason Widman Pictured John Daily Pictured Leo Curran Pictured Mason Jankowski Read more →


Bob Kotter, Who Loved Gloucester City, Succumbs to Prostate Cancer; Vietnam War Marine Veteran, GHS Alum

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 18, 2022)(CNBNews)--Robert “Bob” Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, succumbed to his battle with stage 4 prostate cancer on Sunday, November 13. He was 74 years old. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. CNBNews interviewed Kotter in February 2020, when he told us that Agent Orange caused his cancer. U.S. planes and helicopters dropped that poisonous chemical on the jungles of Vietnam to kill the heavy vegetation during the war. At the time of the 2020 interview, he was living in his truck and was in the later stage of his cancer. The doctors increased Kotter’s chemotherapy four times weekly as cancer had spread to his bones. For a decade or more, Bob lived in the family home in the 400 block of Market Street, taking care of his elderly parents. He cooked their meals, kept them... Read more →


Kutztown University Football Celebrates Another Outstanding Season

KUTZTOWN, PA (11/16/2022)-- Kutztown University football was celebrated for another outstanding season Wednesday afternoon when a school-record 15 student-athletes were named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division First or Second Teams. Kutztown's 15 selections are the second most in the PSAC and one more than the previous record of 14 set back in 2019. The Golden Bears have produced 96 all-conference honorees in eight seasons under current head coach Jim Clements. Earning All-PSAC East First Team honors were running back Darryl Davis-McNeil(Roslyn, Pa./Abington), offensive tackle Devin Hannan (Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon), offensive guard Parker Zimerofsky (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville), center Albert Glasgow(Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood), wide receiver Jerome Kapp (Barto, Pa./Boyertown), defensive end Kyle Sapp (Westampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional), linebacker Amani Justice (Salem, N.J./Salem) and safety CJ Brown (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville). Appearing on the Second Team are quarterback Donny Blaine (Jefferson Township, Pa./North Pocono), running back Jordan Davis (Franklin, N.J./Saint... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story:

Women Raising South Jersey Sports Image

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Sunday's Courier Post (November 13, 2022) profiled 50 South Jersey women who have raised the profile of women in sports in this year, the 50th anniversary of the implementation of Title IX which evened the playing field for all sports and genders. Three of those women are from Gloucester City. They are Lisa Angelotti Gedaka of Gloucester Catholic, class of '84; Megan Light Mason of Gloucester High School, class of 1998; and Bernadette McGlade, Gloucester Catholic, class of 1976. Here are their profiles. Lisa Angelotti Gedaka pictured with Monsignor Edward Luccitt scored over 2,000 points in her playing career. Lisa Angelotti Gedaka - "The Carino-South Jersey Player of the Year in 1984. ...Earned Big East Player of the Year honor in 1988 while playing for Villlanova University, which has retired her jersey (No. 25.) ...Inducted in the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1995. ...A full-time... Read more →


Lions Defeat Bulldogs on Blocked Field Goal

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Trailing 13 - 7 early in the 4th quarter of the Central Jersey Group 2 Semi-Finals, the Lions blocked a 36-yard Field Goal attempt. Haddonfield (6-3) looking to take a 16 - 6 lead, had a field goal attempt blocked and returned by Lions Jaden Garris 65 yards giving the Lions (8-2) a 14 - 13 lead after the extra point by Chris Ruggeri and the eventual victory. The #3 Lions will host #4 seed Willingboro next Friday at home. Read more →


Lions Surprise Eagles with 14-0 Win; Zearfoss Carries 36 Times for 180 Yards

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2022) (CNBNewsnet)-- Gloucester High School played West Deptford Friday night at home under the lights. The underdog Lions showed West Deptford that when you come into their "House" you will be in for the fight of your life. “We were picked to lose by almost everybody in the state of New Jersey,” Lions junior running back Jake Zearfoss said. “We kind of just let them know who we are. That was great.” Zearfoss carried 36 times for 180 yards and a touchdown Friday night as Gloucester defeated West Deptford, 14-0, in their Central Jersey Group 2 playoff game, according to the Courier Post. They gained 337 yards of offense and 18 first downs. The Lions opened the game with an eight-play, 80-yard march to Zearfoss's score, on a 5-yard run. He got loose for 45 on the game's third play to set up that score.... Read more →


Dorothy K. Randolph, of Gloucester City: Member of Senior Citizens, Fire Dept. Ladies Aux., Red Hat, GHS Alum

On October 22, 2022. Age 81. (nee Groff) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 52 years to the late Ralph Randolph Jr. Loving mother of Nancylynne Baus (Ken), Cherylann Montalbano (Mike), and Ralph Randolph, III. Cherished grandmother of Derick Butler (Fabienne), Aaron Butler (Theresa), Douglas Brown (Rachel), Matthew Baus and Lauren Randolph and great-grandmother of Cailynne, Kipton, Zoe, Maxima, Pierre and Adaline. Beloved sister of Guy Groff (Mary Ann). She was predeceased by her parents, John and Grace Groff and her brother, James Grant Groff. Dot was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1958. She was a member of the Gloucester City Senior Citizens Association, Gloucester City Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hat Society and volunteered many years as a trooper leader for Gloucester City Girl Scouts. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday morning, November 1, 2022 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at... Read more →


Kutztown Rushed for 289 yards and KU's defense allowed just 13 yards running in Win over Lock Haven

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown football rushed for a season-best 289 yards and KU's defense allowed just 13 yards on the ground, giving Kutztown a 35-7 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division win over Lock Haven Saturday afternoon in front of a large crowd for homecoming at Andre Reed Stadium. A crowd of 4,400 fans watched as the Golden Bears (6-2 overall, 4-1 PSAC) won for the fourth time in-a-row and have not lost in the month of October. The 289 rushing yards on offense is the most since the PSAC Championship win over Slippery Rock last year on Nov. 13. The Maroon and Gold defense has given up less than 20 yards rushing for the third time this season and second game in-a-row, holding Shippensburg to just 18 yards last weekend. The Bald Eagles (1-7, 0-5) had 24 rushing attempts and averaged just 0.5 yards per carry against a stingy... Read more →


Joseph A. Keown, 3rd, 81, of Mt. Ephraim

On October 19, 2022. Age 81. Of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late, Joseph A. Keown, Jr. and Marie (Pfisterer) Keown. Joseph is survived by his life partner, Barry A. Wassinger; cherished son-in-law, Dan Borrelli (Cindy); daughter-in-law, Donna Keown; grandchildren, Thomas “TJ” Borrelli, Krystle Borrelli, Bobby Borrelli, Kenny, Eric. Charlie and Jessie. Joseph had worked for many years as a mailman with the U.S. Postal Service in Bellmawr, NJ. Honoring his wishes there will be no public viewing or funeral services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Joseph A. Keown, 3rd. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 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 →


Gloucester City High Homecoming Game Highlights

A few highlights from GHS 2022 Homecoming. Lions scored 41 points in the first half on way to a 41 - 0 defeat of visiting Sterling. Five different Lions reached the end zone. Lions Leo Curran scored twice on fumble recoveries, one covering 50 yards Pictured Jake Zearfoss Pictured Homecoming King Liam Gorman and Queen Anna Ramoundos Pictured GHS Lions Cheerleading Squad Pictured GHS Marching Band Read more →


Sally Ludwick, (nee Straub) age 85, of Gloucester City; Day Care Provider, Broadway School Lunch Aide

Sarah “Sally” Ludwick (nee Straub) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 11, 2022)--Sarah “Sally” Ludwick (nee Straub) of Gloucester City, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022, at the age of 85 years. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Robert Ludwick, and her loving children Robert F. Ludwick Jr. (Rayna) and Susan Cipriani (Christopher). She is predeceased by her brother Robert Straub (Lillian). Sally is also survived by her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Gammie”, Jordan, Tatum, Taylor, Jamie, Jesse, Jenna, and Sophia. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, one on the way, and special friends Joseph and Maryann Knecht. Sally was a devoted Day Care provider for over 46 years, caring for many children in Gloucester City so their mothers could go to work. She was also a lunch aide at Broadway School for 20 years. Sally was a devoted wife, mother, Gammie, and friend, her family... 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 →


John S. “Johnny” Gorecki, of Brooklawn; Union Carpenter, Air Force Veteran, GHS Alum

Brooklawn - On August 21, 2022. Age 80. Devoted brother of Eileen (Keith) Weisgerber. Predeceased by his brothers: Michael Gorecki and Steven Gorecki. Cherished son of the late John P. Gorecki and Roslyn Gorecki (nee Campbell). Devoted uncle of Mychael Gorecki and Daniel Gorecki. Survived by many cousins and friends. John was a lifelong resident of Brooklawn. He was a 1960 graduate of Gloucester City High School. John proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. John became a union carpenter for Carpenter’s Local Union # 393 of Gloucester City / Camden and retired in 2002 with 25 dedicated years. John enjoyed his daily walks at National Park and his many vacations in Stuart, Florida with his family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend John and his brother, Michael’s visitation on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth... 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 →


Kevin S. McQuaid, of Gloucester City, Marine Corp Veteran, GHS Alum

On September 26, 2022. Age 50. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of Wilfred W. McQuaid, Jr. and the late Patricia E. McQuaid (nee Laughlin). Loving brother of Karen Greco (Nunzio) and the late Douglas McQuaid. Cherished uncle of Michael, Matthew, Kacie, Justin, Tyler, Ryan, Dylan, and Eric. Kevin was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. He went on to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. At his request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation online at diabetes.org Please memo, Kevin S. McQuaid. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Kevin S. McQuaid. Funeral arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →


Barbara Ann Ashfield (Bobbi), formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumni Class of '60

Barbara Ann Ashfield (Bobbi) nee Bobbi Seum, age 79, called home on September 25, 2022. Raised in Gloucester City, Bobbi graduated from Gloucester High School in 1960. She lived in Haddon Heights for many years and lived in Pitman for 11 years. Bobbi was a member of the Bethel and Sicklerville United Methodist Churches. She was predeceased by her husband William Larry Ashfield. She is survived by her children Lori (Anthony) Valerio, Wendi (Joby) West, Michael (Veronica) Ashfield, stepson Larry (Lara) Ashfield, Jr. and grandchildren Christina Korsak, Jessica West, Ryan Valerio, and Kyra, Michael Jr, Alysa and Jaycob Ashfield. Friends may greet the family after 10 am on Thursday, September 25 in the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. The funeral service will be at 11 am. Those desiring may make a contribution to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Dr, Clayton, NJ 08312. Memories may be... Read more →


Big Plays The Difference As Shepherd Beats Kutztown

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Big plays proved to be a difference maker all day for Shepherd, but none bigger than a Tyson Bagent to Marlon Cook 70-yard touchdown pass with two minutes remaining that broke a 35-all tie and sent the Rams to a 42-35 PSAC East victory over the Kutztown University football team on Family Day Saturday afternoon at Andre Reed Stadium. The highly anticipated showdown between division titans did not disappoint. Kutztown came in having defeated Shepherd on the Rams' home field during the regular season in each of the last two seasons, but Shepherd exacted a measure of revenge with last December's 30-28 last-second win in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. Reigning Harlon Hill Trophy winner Bagent was a masterful 30-of-41 for 456 yards and three touchdowns, though the Bears' own Donny Blaine (Jefferson Township, Pa./North Pocono) dug deep into his arsenal to match his quarterback counterpart. Blaine... Read more →


Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two door prizes. A big Shout Out to Classmate Gale Stanley of the San Francisco Bay area came the furthest. Those on the GHS 1972 Reunion Committee are Kathy Erhmann Jackson, Gregg Teears, Ruthanne Greene, Joe Bocchicchio, Joan Stainker Reagan, Kevin Boulden, Joyce Underwood Calzonetti, and Debbie Lewis Wagner. The buffet... Read more →


Audubon upsets Unbeaten Gloucester

Winless Audubon upset the unbeaten Lions Saturday 29 - 23 at Narducci Field. The Loss was the first regular season loss for Gloucester in 2 years. The Green Wave trailed by as much as 20 in the game, but with under a minute remaining and down 23 - 21, Audubon QB Scott Lynch took his team 70 yards for the game winning 14 yard touchdown pass to Amauri Pimentel. Pictured Audubon Scott Lynch Qb Lynch completed 20 passes for 330 yards and 4 TD's with 3 going to wide receiver Pimentel. The Green Wave was turned back twice early in the game inside the Lions 5 yard line. Gloucester's Jake Zearfoss paced the Lion's with 3 First Half touchdown Pictured Jake Zearfoss Read more →


Daniel O'Brien Beloved GCHS Educator and Friend to Many Dies in Tragic Vermont Auto Accident

UPDATED/CORRECTED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 11, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Daniel J. O’Brien, from Sandgate, Vermont, died in a single car crash on Wednesday, September 7. According to the Vermont State Police, the accident occurred on the S.E. Corners Road in Sandgate at around 4 PM on Wednesday. Danny O'Brien GCHS Graduation Photo Police say that O’Brien was traveling west when he left the traveling portion of the road, hitting a tree. He was driving a 2011 Nissan Sentra and was wearing a seatbelt. The weather was partly sunny at the time of the accident, and the road conditions were dry and dirt. From the Vermont State Police Crash Summary report: On September 7th, 2022, at approximately 1600 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Shaftsbury Barracks were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on S.E. Corners Rd. with the Town of Sandgate, VT. Investigation revealed that Daniel O'Brien (operator #1), of Sandgate... Read more →


Golden Bears Comeback Win Over California PA

Matt Heffelfinger, Sports Information Director REDSHIRT SENIOR RUNNING BACK DARRYL DAVIS-MCNEIL SCORES FOURTH QUARTER TD, GOES OVER 1,000 CAREER RUSHING YARDS IN VICTORY. KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Kutztown University took over in the fourth quarter behind touchdowns from Darryl Davis-McNeil (Roslyn, Pa./Abington) and Jerome Kapp (Barto, Pa./Boyertown), and inspired play by the defense to knock off 17th-ranked California (Pa.), 24-19, before more than 3,100 spectators in the 2022 home opener at Andre Reed Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears and Vulcans traded touchdowns in the opening 10 minutes, but it wasn't a sign of things to come. Points were hard to come by during the second and third quarters with Cal (1-1) scoring the only points on 36-yard and 25-yard field goals by returning All-American Anthony Beitko to lead 13-7. Pinned back at its own 3-yard line with 1:22 left in the third, Kutztown (1-1) put together a clutch 11-play, 97-yard... Read more →


CNB Guest Opinion: Biden Hires Known Enemy Of Catholicism

Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden’s appointment of John Podesta: Never before in American history has there been a president of the United States who has worked harder to oppose Catholic teachings on marriage, the family, abortion, school choice, conscience rights, and the wellbeing of children (e.g., transgenderism) than President Joe Biden. Now he has added to his legacy by appointing a man to a senior position in his administration who is a confessed enemy of the Catholic Church, John Podesta. CNBNews graphic files On the Friday afternoon before Labor Day weekend, Biden appointed Podesta to oversee his climate policies. Podesta started in the job on September 6. Podesta served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and was chairman of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid in 2016. He founded the far-left Center for American Progress, and has now come out of... Read more →


Beth Ann Walmsley, of Gloucester City, age 56

Christmas is the time of year to be with the ones we love. Sharing so much joy and cheer, what a wonderful feelin’. Watching the ones we love, having so much fun… Beth Anne Walmsley radiated the spirit of Christmas. She cherished peace and goodwill and was generous and kind. She had a quick wit and a good sense of humor. She adored those around her, was a good aunt and was a good neighbor. Because Beth Anne would not stop for death, he unknowingly stopped at her home for her on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The carriage held but just Beth Anne and immortality. This life given to us by nature is short, but the memory of a well-spent life endures. One day we will know how lucky we were to have loved Beth Anne with wonder, not grief. Beth Anne was born in Camden and had been a... Read more →


Mark R Rusk, Sr. aka Mooch, 61, of Gloucester City

After 61 years around the sun and as the season prepares for Fall Mark aka "Mooch" passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022, after a 6-year battle with Cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Mark is survived by his wife Denise. Father of Mark (Jenna), Lindsey, Zoe, Daphnie, Kaiser, and the late Melissa and Austin. Grandfather to Steven Jr., Tabatha, Lily, Dennis Jr., Davian, Liam, Kaiden, Mark 3rd, and the late Destiny. Bonus dad/grandpa to Jackie and the kids . Also survived by his late parents Ed & Helen Rusk and late inlaws Joanne & Dave Boyer. Brother to the late Judy(Ron) Rev. Ed. (Sherri), Steve(Gail), Laura(late Mike), David, Brian(Edie). Brother-in-law to Dan (Tina), Tim(Eileen), Jim(Renee), Paula, Mike(Cynthia). Mark was a GHS graduate from the Class of 79'. He worked a few jobs and then started working at PlyGems where he worked... Read more →


Kutztown's Opening Game a Defensive Battle Ending with Assumption Winning 3-0

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Kutztown University put forth a tremendous defensive effort, Saturday, keeping Assumption out of the end zone and allowing just 208 yards of total offense. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. The Greyhounds matched Kutztown's defensive intensity and used a late first-quarter field goal to stun the 13th-ranked Golden Bears, 3-0, in the season opener for both teams. Graduate student linebacker Amani Justice (Salem, N.J./Salem) led the charge for defensive coordinator Eric Fargo, who returned for his second stint with the program this past offseason. Justice totaled eight tackles, including one for loss, and recovered a fumble. CJ Brown (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville), Earl Volz (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) and Tyler Whary (Hereford, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) each had five tackles for the Golden Bears (0-1). Outside of a 20-carry, 96-yard day on the ground from running back Darryl Davis-McNeil (Roslyn, Pa./Abington), the KU offense struggled to get anything going. Assumption (1-0) brought a well-respected... Read more →


DEATH NOTICE: John and Michael Gorecki

John Gorecki and his brother Michael Gorecki, long-time Brooklawn and Florida residents passed away in August one week apart. A formal notice will be released by the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City in the near future. www.mccannhealey.com Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142. Read more →


Kutztown University 2022 Football Roster Includes Steve Burkhardt, of Gloucester City

KUTZTOWN, PA (09/01/2022)-- Kutztown University has announced that 105 student-athletes will represent its football team for the 2022 season. Steve Burkhardt/Freshman Gloucester High School Alum Read the full season preview here. Following the most successful season in program history, Kutztown University football is ready for an encore performance in 2022. It was a banner year for the Maroon and Gold in 2021, winning 11 games for the second consecutive season, capturing the program's second PSAC championship, and advancing to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. A bitter ending one play shy of the national semifinals undoubtedly fuels Kutztown's appetite heading into a new campaign. It has been a steady uphill climb for Kutztown under head coach Jim Clements, who arrived on campus in 2014. The two-time reigning AFCA Region 1 and PSAC East Coach of the Year guided the Golden Bears to winning records in each of his previous seven seasons... Read more →


Howard 'Butch' Shaffer Catches Two Big Flounder; What's the Difference Between Fluke and Flounder?

Howard Shaffer recently traveled from South Carolina to show South Jersey fishermen how to catch fluke. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet DOWN THE SHORE--(CNBNewsnet)--Former Gloucester-ite Howard "Butch" Shaffer was at the Jersey Shore recently and caught two nice flukes, aka flounder. It just goes to show no matter how old you are, and Butch is close to 100, that you should keep yourself moving no matter your age. Shaffer has been living in South Carolina for over a decade. He and his wife, Lenore, are good friends of ours. We wrote an article about him not too long ago, which can be found here. What’s the Difference Between Fluke and Flounder? Put simply, Fluke is Flounder, according to Albert from https://fishingbooker.com/. Fluke is another name for Summer Flounder, a large, predatory Flatfish species living in the North Atlantic. People get confused because Winter Flounder also live in the same... Read more →


Gloucester City Public School District CCD Information; Cost to Educate Each Student, $23,528 (Fiscal Data 2018-19)

District Directory Information (2021-2022 school year) Modify Search Data Notes/Grant IDs Help District Name: Gloucester City Public School District schools for this district NCES District ID: 3406000 State District ID: NJ-071770 Mailing Address: 1300 Market Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Physical Address: 1300 Market Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Phone: (856)456-7000 Type: Local school district Status: Open Total Schools: 3 Supervisory Union #: † Grade Span: (grades PK - 12) PK KG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Website: http://gcsd.k12.nj.us District Demographics: School District Demographic Dashboard District Details (2020-2021 school year; Fiscal data from 2018-2019) Characteristics Show Less County: Camden County County ID: 34007 Locale: Suburb: Large (21) Total Students: 2,258 Classroom Teachers (FTE): 172.80 Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.07 Staff Teachers (FTE) Total: 172.80 Prekindergarten: 19.00 Kindergarten: 7.00 Elementary: 70.00 Secondary: 40.00 Ungraded: 36.80 Total Staff (FTE): 430.80 Other Staff (FTE) Total: 258.00 Instructional Aides:... Read more →


New Jersey Spending $6.5 Million to Keep Schools Safe

How New Jersey and Newark plan to beef up school security this academic year The Newark Public Schools district plans to increase efforts to keep students and staff safe by implementing a new student identification system this school year and hiring more security guards. To keep students safe, New Jersey will direct $6.5 million to have school districts digitize building maps for use in emergency situations and Newark plans to hire more security guards, launch a new student identification system, and use updated software to track incidents. The state and local efforts to ramp up school security come months after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Districts nationwide have invested significant portions of their budgets and federal relief funds to upgrade school security measures in the months prior to and following the massacre, as school shootings hit a 20-year high in the... Read more →


Diane Witherow, of Williamstown/Gloucester City, Loved to Jitterbug,GHS Alum

Dance as if no one is watching, Love as though you’ve never been hurt and sing as if no one is listening. Charlie Chaplain says Life is simple; get some rest, enjoy a good diet and surround yourself with good friends. Joanne L. “Diane” Witherow (nee Watters) filled her circle of days with each. She loved and lived a happy, caring path of time. Just recently, we began losing time and a little more of Diane, but we remembered her love when she could no longer remember. Our hearts never forget. love is not a memory, It’s a feeling, and it’s in our soul. On Thursday, August 4, 2022, after 79 years, we boxed up all of Diane’s yesterdays and neatly put them away at her home in Williamstown. From the bank of the timber lakes, surrounded by the love of her family, we turned Diane over from time to... Read more →


Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, age 99

On July 27, 2022, age 99, Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Woodbury Mews Assisted Living in Woodbury, NJ. She was born to the late Samuel and Mary Rose Goodman (nee Bozarth), December 20, 1922, in Woodbury, NJ. Except for a brief 5-year period, in Vineland, NJ due to her father’s employment, Rosemary was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ and devoted parishioner of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. During her brief time in Vineland, Rosemary graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School, graduating in June 1940. It was during this time at Sacred Heart High School that Rosemary perfected her jump-shot and became the starting guard on the Lions basketball team. In addition to her athletic prowess in high school, Rosemary was also an accomplished actress, starring in the role of Benita Bolt in that hit play... Read more →


Donna Mae Baker, of Runnemede, formerly of Gloucester City; Nurse, Runnemede Soccer, GHS Alum, Class of '61

Donna Mae Baker, "Nonna", on July 11, 2022, of Runnemede. Age 78. Beloved mother of Paul Fredhoff (Karen) and Robin McKelvey (Jamie). Devoted grandmother of Corey, Alex, Sean, Rachel, Ryan, Jake, and Brady and great grandmother of Marco, Ian, and Arthur. Dear sister of Lee, Bruce, Barbara, and David. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Donna was proud to be a nurse and greatly valued her time as a mentor and preceptor. She helped found Runnemede Soccer in 1977 and was an avid supporter of sports for her children. She was an independent woman who enjoyed swimming, crossword puzzles, reading, camping, and visiting the beach. Donna was in the Drum and Bugle Corps, and a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of '61. She was a fan and former season ticket holder for the Phillies. Most of all, Nonna loved her family. Services will be announced at a... Read more →


Janet Burrows, Member of Trinity United Methodist, GHS Alumni Association, Red Hat Society

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 6, 2022)--Janet E. Burrows, (Smith) a strong, family-loving woman of faith, who loved to spend her time baking, shopping in Lancaster PA, and traveling, across the states and internationally, was called home on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, to meet her Lord and Savior. She was 86 years old and had been a lifelong Gloucester City resident until recently when she went to live in an assisted living community in Cherry Hill. Even while there, Janet enjoyed the artwork, game shows, desserts, and cheering on the Phillies. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Janet was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her Red Hat Society. She had been a member of the Gloucester High Alumni Association. She had previously worked at the Gloucester City News and for Dr. Charles Brennan's office. Mrs. Burrows is... Read more →


*Chiefs Basketball Camp Open to Boys/Girls Entering Grades 3-11; Run By Head Coach Eric Cassidy

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: JULY 25 THROUGH JULY 28 FROM 8 AM -11:30 AM Sign up Link www.chiefsbasketballcamp.com Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This camp offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of age or ability level, to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, rebounding, and... Read more →


Owen William “Dink” Brennan, age 81; Member of Carpenter's Local #430 and #539, GHS Alumnus

Haddon Township – Formerly of Lake Worth, Florida, Gloucester City and West Collingswood Heights. Suddenly, On June 20, 2022. Age 81. Loving father of Owen William “Dink” Brennan Michael V. Brennan and Noelle D. Gray. Beloved grandfather of Ashley (David) Tori, Matthew Gray and Emily Gray. Dear brother of Eleanor K. (late Donald E. Sr.) McMichael. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Owen was known to all as “Dink” and was born in Camden City. He was raised in Gloucester City and was a proud graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1959. Dink was a dedicated and hard-working carpenter starting in 1960 until 1992 when he retired. He was a member of the Local Carpenter’s Union # 430 in Gloucester City and then Local Carpenter Union # 593 in Camden City. At Owen’s request, private cremation with no visitation and no memorial service. Family requests... Read more →


The Gloucester City Board of Education is Requiring Updated Proof of Residency for Certain Grades

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 23, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Parents of children who transition between the district's schools (from 3rd to 4th grade and from 8th to 9th grade) must submit proof of residency. Further explanation of the new rule along with the items that will be accepted as proof are listed in the letter below. The notice was released five days ago, on June 17, 2022, by School Superintendent/High School Principal Sean Gorman. Read more →


Margaret L. Brooks, of Stratford/Gloucester City, former Public and Catholic Schools Teacher, Member of DAR, GHS Alumnus

Margaret L. "Peggy" Brooks (née Prince), 82 years, of Stratford NJ, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family early in the morning of Sunday, June 5, 2022. Daughter of the late Howard and Elizabeth (née Burtis) Prince. Beloved wife of Dr. Thomas P. Brooks. Loving mother of Diana Brooks, Kristine Zoppina (Russell), T. Gregory Brooks (Eileen), Matthew Brooks (Megan) and Megan Brooks. Dear sister of Howard (Beverly) Prince and Arlene Kramke (Kurt). Cherished grandmother of Kaysie Anderson, Jonathan Zoppina (Mary), Perri Anderson, Joshua Zoppina, Jacob Zoppina, Clayton Brooks, Bennett Brooks and Kathryn Brooks. Also survived by her sorority sisters Ramona Diano and Harriet Monshaw. She graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1958 in the top ten of her class. Her beauty and pleasant personality were recognized when during her Junior year she was selected as Miss Gloucester. In her senior year, she was elected Prom Queen. During... Read more →


SAY IT ISN'T SO: Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars 'unauditable'

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Recent state audits have called attention to some Pennsylvania school districts’ lackadaisical controls that have made auditing how tens of millions of dollars were spent impossible. The audits do not suggest any illegal activity, but poor compliance measures can hide how taxpayer dollars are being wasted or improperly spent. YOUR MONEY !!!! A May performance audit of Allentown City School District reported $8.5 million in transportation reimbursements that were “unauditable” over a four-year period. “Allentown City School District (District) did not implement an adequate internal control system over the input, calculation, and reporting of regular transportation data,” the report noted. The reimbursements cover transportation costs based on the number of students, the number of days vehicles were used, and the number of miles that vehicles are used with and without students. For Allentown, the district reported student numbers rose... Read more →


Gloucester High School Superintendent Named to the Dual Role of HS Principal; New Salary Unknown

Gloucester City High School (CNBNewsnet photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 5, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--School Superintendent Sean Gorman announced on Friday that he has been appointed the principal of the high school, and he will also continue in his role as district superintendent. In the same announcement, Gorman said that Donna Lacovara was named the principal of the Gloucester City Middle School. Gorman, who was the former high school principal, was named to his present position on July 1, 2021, at a starting salary of $165,000. Over the life of the three-year contract, Gorman's salary will increase by $10,100 or to $175,100 in 2025, the final year. CNBNews has submitted an OPRA request to Teri Weeks, School Business Administrator for a copy of the superintendent/high school principal's new contract. The information will be released once it has been received. We first heard that there was a shakeup coming in the school district back... Read more →


*GCHS Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament July 29

6th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament Set for July 29 at Blue Heron Pines: Golf Registrations & Sponsorships Available!! About The Gaudreau Golf Tournament The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will provide families with financial need the opportunity to give their sons and daughters a Gloucester Catholic education. All proceeds directly fund scholarships and tuition assistance. Sponsorship and Golf Registration If you are interested in donating a sponsorship, please indicate the level of your donation below by filling in the sponsorship box. The levels of sponsorship are listed below. If you are registering to golf in the tournament, or you receive spots in the tournament due to the purchase of a sponsorship, please list the names of your participants on the form below. Sponsorship Levels (Check One) $10,000.00 (Tournament Sponsor, includes Two Foursomes, prominent signage at event and on website) $5,000.00 (MVP Corporate Sponsor includes One Foursome and prominent signage... Read more →


Mary S. Laquitara “Sue” of Pine Hill and Gloucester City, age 75; Retired Edgewood Regional HS Custodian

Mary S. Laquitara “Sue” Pine Hill, NJ On May 23, 2022, Mary (nee Miller) age 75. Beloved mother of Angela DiGiacomo, Vincent J. (Lora) DiGiacomo Jr., Jennifer Marie DiGiacomo, and the late Jodi Ann DiGiacomo, 4 grandchildren Samantha Sue DiBlasi, Vincent J. DiGiacomo III, Nicholas R. DiGiacomo, Dominic J. DiGiacomo, brother the late Walter Miller, John “Jake” Miller, sister Rosemarie Miller-Sweeny, Debbie Miller, life long friend Catherine Murtaugh-Knoserl (Murt). A former resident of Gloucester City, Sue received her education in the Gloucester City Public School system. Sometime ago Sue retired from Edgewood Regional High school as a Custodian to be a stay at home mom. Funeral services were held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the direction of the Ora L. Wooster Funeral Home, 51 Park Blvd. Clementon, NJ 08021. Share memories at OraLWoosterFuneralHome.com Read more →


*CASSIDY’S MEMORIAL DAY Baseball Clinic May 30th

Location: Brooklawn, NJ Address: Pershing Rd , Brooklawn, NJ 08030 Phone: 8563044632 Dates: 05/30/22 - 05/30/22 Ages: U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 Contact: Joshua M Cassidy - Please do not contact (spam) Joshua M Cassidy for reasons other than the purpose of the listing. Cassidy’s Baseball clinic is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of baseball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This 4-hour clinic offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of ability level, to participate in an exciting clinic of baseball training and game simulation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve hands, footwork, hitting and throwing. Over the course of the clinic, players self-confidence will grow along with their skills and overall appreciation of the game. Our goal is to provide a positive and fun learning environment for players to improve their overall... Read more →


GCHS v GHS Alumni Softball Game Tonight at 6 PM at Johnson Blvd LL Field

RELATED CATEGORIES Rams vs Lions Alumni Softball Game was a success GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HS GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL RAMS ALUMNI LIONS ALUMNI BREAKFAST CLUB Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Thank You to Gloucester City's Board of Education

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 19, 2022)--I don't try to hide my disappointment in America's public education and never will apologize for wanting today's kids to have the high quality of education we had decades ago. That being said, I also try to be fair and congratulate those who make changes in the right direction. This week I read that "trades" will be CNBNews graphic file reintroduced to Gloucester City schools. A sincere thank you to those who made this happen. I read so many Facebook posts from the boys of the 1960s discussing their woodshop or metal shop adventures and telling what they made. Girls took sewing and cooking classes. Because I took sewing classes I made all my own clothes through high school and college plus bridesmaid's dresses and more. There is so much value to these classes. We learned how to make something. We... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Community Pride Begins At Home

by Robert S. Bevan GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Seventy percent of our life will be spent in our home, neighborhood, and community. The quality of life that we will experience will depend on how our life is affected y conditions in our own gloucestercitynews.net graphic file hometown. If we see litter on our streets, then we think we live in a dirty run-down town. If we see street people and druggies occupying our main streets, we see a depressed community. If we see new neighbors move on our block who take no pride in their property and feel they have no responsibility to maintain their property, we as a community and you as a resident are heading towards a dim future. Reflection of any community is only the reflection of the people who live within it. Standards must be set and they must be enforced. Respect your neighbor if... Read more →


GROWING UP GLOUCESTER: "Crashing" A Wedding Reception, a Saturday Night Tradition Back in the Day

by Connie Cleary Woods/Staff Reporter GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)--From left to right, Ed "Hootie" DiGiacomo, George Walsh, unknown, Jack "The Rat" Hargraves, unknown, Pat "Dempsey" Welsh, standing Ed Dailey. It is believed the two photos were taken at a wedding reception being held at either the VFW Hall, 27-29 North Burlington Street, Gloucester City, or the West Collingswood Fire Hall on Nicholson Road. The year of the top photo is sometime between 1960 and 1970. The photo below was taken sometime in the 70s, from left, George Cleary Jr., Ed Simila, Lou Grello, Bob Seufert, unknown, and John Azzari, unknown. Read more →


Gloucester High School Class of '62 Luncheon (photos)

BROOKLAWN, NJ (May10, 2022)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester High School Class of '62 held their luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn. Those in attendance included Bob Bevan, Connie & Bill Cleary, Bill & Carol Elenbark, Bonnie & Wayne Flegler, Kathy Hampton, Rick Legge & Arlene, Ron Middleton, Joe Moen, Diane Murray, Diana Raroha, Bart Rettew, Judy Weichman, Jim & Gail Zehner and Karen Zirbser. ##### For a few laughs we added a video of the Dancing Salsa Dogs Read more →


NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY:

A Salute to Each and Every Teacher Across the Nation

This year the National Year of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 2-6 and May 3, 2022. In 1986 President Ronald Reagan captured the significance that teachers have on each of us in the following proclamation honoring teachers across the United States. December 22, 1986 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation When Henry Adams wrote, "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops," he expressed a sentiment that any student could share. Teachers help us learn to read, to write, and to count-and how to study. By word and example, teachers impart moral and civic values. During our most formative and impressionable years, teachers help us understand ourselves and the world around us. Our teachers in public and private schools, from preschool through elementary, secondary, and beyond, deserve the gratitude of our Nation for their wisdom, sacrifice, community... Read more →