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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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Register Today for The Chiefs Basketball Camp; Open to Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11

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: Week 1 6/27-6/3 8am-11:30am Week 2 7/25-7/28 8am -11:30am 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... 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... 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... Read more →

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



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... 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... Read more →

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

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. RELATED: GLOUCESTER... 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 →


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 9, 2022)(CNBNews)--For some time now whenever we heard about someone having a drug or alcohol problem in the Gloucester City area the name George Merryfield was mentioned as the person who helped so and so to get on the road to recovery. George Merryfield Curious we wanted to know who was this guy Merryfield? How has he been able to help so many? Where did he come from? Why does he call his organization The We Can Foundation? After asking around we were able to hook up with George and... Read more →


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... Read more →

Davene M (Lewis) Whaley, 73, of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus

Some people just inspire happiness wherever they go. Wherever the fun was, Davene M. Whaley (nee Lewis) made the day a little brighter. She loved her job and worked hard for her boss. She was thoughtful, loving, and very proud of her two daughters. We adored her as our world, a loving mother, and doting grandmother who most definitely spoiled her grandsons as well as her dog Emmy. When we think of Davene, we think of something beautiful. All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust, Davene definitely loved Disney. If there ever comes a... Read more →

Gunfire Heard Near Gloucester City Middle School

Gloucester City Middle School, Market, and 5th Streets GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 25, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police were summoned to the area of the Middle School around 8 PM Sunday (April 24, 2022) to investigate a report that someone was shooting a gun. Police stated, “Upon arrival, it was determined that several shots were fired, but no one was struck by the gunfire.” Police are asking the public to call them if they have any information about the incident, at 856-456-7797. Related: Some Thoughts on the Cancellation of Gloucester City's Police Department Weekly Crime Report Gloucester City shares its north border... Read more →

Rowan's Lacrosse Rolls Over Rampapo 20-2

MAHWAH, NJ – Ashley Lechliter had three goals and five assists and Molly Green and Elise Cohan each scored four goals as Rowan rolled over Ramapo, 20-2, in NJAC women’s lacrosse action today. The Profs improved to 5-7 and 1-1 in the league. Erin Renshaw handed out a career-high five assists while Green, a freshman, marked a season-high in goals and handed out two assists. It was also a career-high in assists for Lechliter. Hannah Lombardo netted a pair of goals with the Profs also getting goals from Jamie Cutrera, Sophia Schiavo, Julianna Corson, Maddy Winch, Calista Burke, Molly Horner... Read more →

All Time GHS Lions Basketball 2nd Team

Gloucester High School Boys Basketball Team, the 2022 Group I South Jersey Champs (Photo credit Jeremy Roemmich) Bruce Darrow | CNBNews Sports GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 10, 2022)(CNBNews)The Gloucester High School Boys basketball team, who won the 2022 Group I South Jersey title this year has to be the BEST overall team in the school's history. A team made up of many unsung heroes. Each game another leads the team in rebounding or scoring. Without rebounders, and ball handlers getting the ball up the court no team can play offense. The young players in the Gloucester City Basketball League should... Read more →

CNB PET TIPS: Spring Brings Dangers for Your Dog

Spring is here which means people from coast to coast are venturing out of the house to enjoy outdoor activities, including backyard grilling, gardening, exercising at parks, and more. While heading outdoors for some fun and socialization this season, it is important pet owners remember there are certain dangers lurking outdoors for their furry friends. To help pet owners prepare as they head outside this spring, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, which has over 100 hospitals across the U.S., is highlighting some of the top health dangers for pets and ways owners can protect them. Lacey and Erica Cleary... Read more →

Bill Ritchie Sr., of Gloucester City, Owner of Ritchie & Sons Trucking, Member of Teamsters Local 676

Surrounded by his loving family at home, Bill passed peacefully on March 31, 2022, at age 79. A lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 58 years to Rita M. Ritchie (nee Harrington). Loving father of William Ritchie, Jr. (wife Karen), Patty Anyzek (husband Ed, Jr.), and Tommy Ritchie. Cherished grandfather of Nicole Raines, Jessica Ritchie, Brianna Nascimento (husband Zach), Eddie Anyzek, III and Carlie Anyzek, and great-grandfather Aaliyah, Gage, Caleb, Bella Rose, and Mackenzie. Beloved brother of Bud Ritchie, Emily Coppola, Barbara Birney, and many loving nieces and nephews. Bill was the proud owner of Ritchie & Sons... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: U.S. schools are flush with cash, but struggling to spend it on schedule

Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat It seems like a balanced equation: Schools need a lot of help, but they also have record sums of federal money to spend. CNBNews graphic file If only it were that simple. Across the country, schools are struggling to spend their COVID relief dollars as quickly as planned. Their efforts are running up against a national labor shortage and supply chain issues, which are making it difficult to do things like hire tutors or renovate dilapidated buildings. “We’ve got money we’d like to spend if we can get the personnel to be able to do so,” said... Read more →

Rowan Splits Doubleheader with Messiah

MECHANICSBURG, PA - Ninth-ranked Rowan split a doubleheader with Messiah, winning the first game before being edged in the second, 4-3. The Profs are now 11-4 on the season. In the first game, Rowan scored eight runs in its first inning, getting its start when Patrick Defeciani singled to score Tyler Cannon and Ryan Mostrangeli drove in one run with a sacrifice fly. The Profs took advantage of Messiah errors and two bases-loaded walks to go up 5-0, before Cannon hit a two-run double. Ryan Murphy's sacrifice fly brought in the final run, as Trip McCaffrey scored to give Rowan... Read more →

Lions Boys Basketball SJ Group 1 Champs (see 153 pictures)

The Gloucester High boys basketball team won the South Jersey Group 1 championship trophy after upsetting Salem on Tuesday night, March 8 in the sectional final. The Lions won their first sectional title since 1971. There are 153 photos, we like to publicly thank Coach Liam James for providing the information and photos to CNBNews. SEE ALBUM The team's roster includes: Liam James, head coach; Assistant Coaches: Ian James, Dave Pauley, Chris Walmsley, Tom Quinn, Roy Bond, Jacob Petrik PLAYERS: Seniors: Steven Light, Steven Burkhardt, Adrian Delgado Juniors: Liam Gorman, Aydan Hagan, Jeffrey Torres, Abbas Khan, Gage Myers Sophomores: Michael... Read more →

CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni who Graduated to the Big Leagues(A to B)

Allen, Dick Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Hank Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Ron Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Almon, Bill Played American Legion Baseball: Warwick, R.I. (reached 1971 ALWS) Alomar, Roberto Played American Legion Baseball: Post Salinas, Puerto Rico Anderson, George "Sparky" Played American Legion Baseball: Los Angeles Crenshaw Post 715 (won ALWS in 1951) Anderson, Allan Played American Legion Baseball: Post 11, Lancaster, Ohio Ashburn, Richie Played American Legion Baseball: Tilden, Neb. Ashford, Tucker Played American Legion Baseball: Post 1, Memphis, Tenn. (reached ALWS in 1972-73) Babcock,... Read more →

Harvard U Men's Swimming and Diving Qualified 6 for 2022 NCAA Division 1 Championships March 23-26

The 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships are being held March 23-26 at Georgia Tech's McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia. CNBNews Editor's Note: Harvard Freshman Shane Washart, is the grandson of Bill and Carol (nee Bakely) Elenbark, of Deptford who are formerly of Gloucester City. Both are GHS Alumnus. Washart, a graduate of Paul VI, and a resident of Cherry Hill will race in the 500 Free on Thursday and 1650 Free on Saturday. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 16, 2022)– No. 18 Harvard University men's swimming and diving has qualified six individuals, including five swimmers and one diver,... Read more →

Gloucester High School Boys Basketball NJSIAA State Champs; LIONS Win First Sectional Title in 51 Years

photo credit Jeremy Roemmich RELATED: SEE PHOTO ALBUM GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This past week, the Gloucester High School boys basketball team finished its historic run in NJSIAA State Playoffs. The Lions finished the season 21-10 were able to capture the school's first sectional title in 51 years of our program's rich history. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich The Lions fans were loud and vocal and were at each game supporting their team. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich This team’s run started with a win over 13th seeded Clayton by a score of 87-67. Leading the Lions in scoring was Jr.... Read more →

Attention High School Students Interested in Journalism, SPJ Offering Summer Workshop; Deadline to Apply March 15

Society of Professional Journalists chapter leaders in the Northeast are launching a weekend journalism workshop this summer for high school students. Encourage any high school students interested in journalism to apply for the SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute by March 15! Applications are being accepted now for 16 spots. The Institute will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, on July 15-17. Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, newswriting, multimedia production and video and audio journalism. Students will work in teams to generate news stories, photos, videos and audio. This... Read more →

Al Bumbry Professional Baseball Player, Served During Vietnam War

FACE OF DEFENSE... Al Bumbry was a center fielder for two Major League Baseball teams, the Baltimore Orioles from 1972 to 1984 and the San Diego Padres in 1985. He won the World Series with the Orioles in 1983. Bumbry credits his Army service for his MLB success. In 1969, he played 35 games for the Orioles' Class A Stockton farm team, batting just .171. That same year, he was drafted into the Army. Since Bumbry graduated from Virginia State College, he was commissioned a second lieutenant. After spending a year at Fort Meade, Maryland, he deployed to South Vietnam,... Read more →

Lions Defeat Paulsboro Advance to Finals

The #4 GHS Lions (20 - 9) defeated host #1 Paulsboro (22 - 4) 59 - 52 in the South Jersey Group 1 Playoff to advance to Tuesday's South Jersey Finals against #2 Salem, who defeated Wildwood. With the win the Lions avenged two previous losses to Paulsboro during the 2022 regular season, when it counted the most and secured a 20 win season Brothers (pictured) , Senior Steven Light 14 points and Sophomore Michael Light 11 points combined to help pace the Lions. While Junior Aydan Hagan dropped 13 points behind three, 3pt baskets during a 4th quarter comeback.... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Several 100 Students Absent Daily in the Gloucester City School District

PART ONE Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 17, 2022)--The easy answer is "No." Let's look at the Pre-K (3 and 4 year old) program first. The state pays 100% for the Pre-K program for all Abbott districts. But what are they paying for? After 25 years in education, I can tell you Research shows that an estimated $19 million per year is being spent on students who just don't come to school. (Pinterest image) "nothing." It is a babysitting service that is funded as education. Even the Department of Education admits "In 2012 [DOE] determined that score... Read more →

Edward McNeill Allen, 51, of Hi Nella/Gloucester City

On February 11, 2022, age 51. Of Hi-Nella. Formerly of Gloucester City. Survived by his children, Eric Allen, and his mother Michele Wrisley; Brianna Allen and Kay Allen, and their mother, Angela; mother, Patricia Anne Allen (nee Choate); siblings, Denise P. Allen, Dawn M. Allen and Thomas E. Allen; nieces and nephews, Anthony J. DeCaro, Jr., Jack R. Markiewicz, Jr, MacKenzie D. Markiewicz, Kyle E. Markiewicz, Ashleigh P. Markiewicz, Kamryn E. Markiewicz and Damian McNeil Allen. Predeceased by his father, Edward McNeil Allen, Jr. Also survived by his special friend, Lisa Barrett, aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends. Ed was... Read more →


Does It Pay To Be Poor?

CNBNews photo credit The football field and running track at the $87 million Gloucester City Elementary Middle School, 5th and Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ. In the summer of 2016, the public learned that the new middle school would have a football field and jogging track. CNBNew searched South Jersey to see if there were any other school districts that have a middle school football field, especially a lighted one and found none. In fact, we could find no middle school football teams in the state of New Jersey. Related: Gloucester City School Board Seeking Bids for Middle School Field... Read more →



(The THIRD PART... of a four-part series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Gloucester High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ (CNBNewsnet photo credit)...The local school district became an Abbott District in 1997. Since that time the school district has received millions of dollars, if not more, from the residents of New Jersey. YOUR MONEY: After the original ruling in 1985, New Jersey increased spending such that Abbott district students received 22% more per pupil (at $20,859) vs. non-Abbott districts (at $17,051) in 2011.[3] 60% of New Jersey's education aid goes to the Abbotts.[4] Throughout the... Read more →


Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two

(The SECOND of a four-part CNBNEWS series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin I CNBNews Contributor THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (VIX) ...Dumbing Down Education Part I A friend of mine has a grandson who will graduate from high school in June. No big thing? The grandson is graduating with a high school diploma plus an Associate's Degree. By taking advanced placement courses this student was able to polish off two years of college while in high school. Should students be able to do this? Are they learning as much by taking AP courses online as they would in a... Read more →

Bob Luisi, age 79, of Pittsgrove, GHS Alum Class of '62, Vietnam War Air Force Vet, Retired DuPont Employee

Robert J. Luisi, 79, of Pittsgrove Township passed away Sunday morning January 30, 2022, at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland where he had been a patient. Bob had been sick due to complications from a fall. He was the husband of Clare McCarty Luisi and the two would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in July. Bob was born in Gloucester City on September 25, 1942, and was the son of the late Frederick and Edna Butler Luisi. He graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1962 where he was a varsity athlete. Raised in Gloucester City, for the past... Read more →

Diane Newcome, of Bellmawr/Gloucester City; A Great Sense of Humor, Enjoyed Being With Family and Friends

Diane (Bradshaw)Newcome GHS Alum, Class of '62 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Diane (nee Bradshaw) Newcome, of Bellmawr, passed away on January 26, after a long illness. She was 77. Diane was raised in Gloucester City and graduated from Gloucester High School, Class of 1962. She was a member of the Co-Ettes, a high school sorority, and was voted best dancer by her classmates. The 1962 Co-Ettes, (left to right) sitting-Connie Sarlo, Carolyn Rusk, Shirley Troughton, (top) Andrea Morrison, Carol Painter, Judy Tubbs, Karen Plews, Carol Steubing, Diane Bradshaw. She married her high school sweetheart John Newcome lived in Bellmawr,... Read more →

Betcity app | Review

What you need to know about Betcity The Betcity bookmaker is the biggest and oldest bookmaker in Russia. It was established in 2003 and licensed in 2009. Since that time Betcity was working on developing its work: everything is still updating and players can solve any problem in a second. In 2021 Betcity is one of the most reliable bookmakers in the world. The bookmaker offers players almost 30 types of sports disciplines, a huge number of events are available in each of the sections. Most of the events are football matches, there are hundreds of them. There are both... Read more →

The 3PM Manhattan Gang and Their Meetings

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews A Manhattan Cocktail Seeing John Barron’s name today in the comments section of our page reminded me of the 3 O’clock Manhattan gang that was active in the late 70s and 80s in Gloucester City. It was a select group, made up of longtime businessmen, politicians, and residents. Most every day during the week between 3 and 4 PM they would meet at the Brown Street home of John Lincoln or the Highland Blvd., home of Henry Barron. They would discuss what was happening in Gloucester City and at times what was going on... Read more →

Christopher J. Holmes, 42, of Westville, formerly of Gloucester City

On December 28, 2021. Age 42. Of Westville. Formerly Gloucester City. Survived by his wife, Tina M. Holmes; children, Natalie N. Holmes and Shane M. Holmes; siblings, Thomas J. Holmes, Jr. (Kim), Leonard Brown (Fran), Jamie Holmes, Michelle Holmes, Michael Asplint, David Asplint, Debbie Sheppard and Ginny Mitchell. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Joanne Holmes and Margaret and Arthur Asplint as well as his brother, Joseph Holmes (surviving Deborah). Also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Skylar, Desiree, Kristin, Ireland, JoAnna, Alex, Joey, Malaki, Isaac, Scott, Myranda and Bobbi as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.... Read more →

Gloucester High over Gloucester Catholic 60-48

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 8, 2022)--Gloucester High's Liam Gorman and Aydan Hagan led the Lions to a 60-48 win over Gloucester Catholic today, Saturday. The two teams battled to a 19-19 tie in the first half and traded blows for most of the third quarter until the end of the period. Gloucester erased a one-point deficit by scoring eight straight points, including two 3s by Hagan, one of them just before the buzzer, according to NJ.com Hagan, a junior, had five triples against the Rams last year and three more in this one. After his clutch shooting in the third... Read more →

Upper Deerfield NJ Attorney Sentenced to 14 Months to Prison for Tax Evasion

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Cumberland County, New Jersey-based attorney was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for evading more than $250,000 in federal taxes on income generated from his law firm, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Douglas M. Long, 55, of Upper Deerfield, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Noel. L Hillman to an information charging him with one count of federal income tax evasion. Judge Hillman imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From 2012 through 2015, Long,... Read more →

GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY: McGroarty's Basketball Team, Carmen Palmiero League

MEMORIES-GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (APRIL 1982)--Pictured are members of McGroarty's basketball team that played in the CARMEN PALMIERO League. The games were played in the Mary Ethel Costello School gym. FIRST ROW (left to right)-Coach Mike Powell, David Johnson, Scott Prepsel, Manager Ted Howard SECOND ROW (left to right)--John Kopfle, Danny Welsh, Larry Bryszewski THIRD ROW (left to right)--George Dobleman, Jim Reven, Ed Anyzek, Martin Cristinzio Read more →

Bryszewski, Lee pace LadyLions over visiting Paulsboro

Pictured Alexis Lee Alexis Lee and Hannah Bryszewski combined for 32 points in a win over Paulsboro Tuesday. The LadyLions won the battle in the 3rd qtr when the Lions out scored the Red Raiders 17 - 7 before holding off a 4th qtr run by the Lady Raiders. The LadyLions will host a strong Woodbury team in the GHS Fieldhouse on Thursday Pictured Hannah Bryszewski Read more →

Growing Up In Gloucester City: Steve Ferry Tops; Lions Win Opener

Editor's Note: We thought this article from our archives and several others we will publish this week were newsworthy and an interesting read. If you like the idea let us know and we will continue the practice in the future. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (APRIL 8, 1982)--Steve Ferry supplied a 4-for-4 game, drove in four runs, and won the accolades of Coach Al Higginbotham after leading Gloucester High School to an opening 15-1 victory over host Penns Grove last Thursday. “Steve played exceptionally well,” said Higginbotham. “He had an outstanding game at the plate, was great fielding at first base, and... Read more →

Growing Up in Gloucester City: West Snares Rams Opener Score 12-10

Editor's Note: We thought this article from our archives and several others we will publish this week were newsworthy and an interesting read. If you like the idea let us know and we will continue the practice in the future. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 8, 1982)--Catcher Bob Zimmerman took stitches in his hand after sliding home in last Thursday’s opener against Cherry Hill West. It sort of set the pattern for Gloucester Catholic’s baseball team, which dropped the game, 12-10. “Our pitching was bad. It was a terrible day,” lamented Coach Joe Barth, Jr. “We had a few mistakes fielding... Read more →

Jack Bakely, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City; Iron Worker Local #3250, Army Veteran

John A. Bakely, "Jack", on December 28, 2021, of Bellmawr; formerly of Gloucester City. Age 83. Beloved husband of the late Therese Bakely (nee Shaw). Devoted father of Jack Bakely and Therese Posey (Glenn). Loving Pop Pop of Billy Watson and Daphne Posey. Dear brother of Sis Morency (the late Jack), George Bakely (Judy), Marion Bennett (the late Chuck). Myrtle Barber (the late Chuck), Joseph Bakely (the late Pat), Carol Elenback (Bill) and the late Charles Bakely. Dear brother-on-law of Jean Bakely. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack proudly served with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.... Read more →

Gloucester City Taxpayers File Lawsuit Against the Solar Panel Contractors for Not Finishing Job

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNews photos GLOUCESTER CITY NJ——Sixty MPH plus wind gusts between 12:30pm and 1 PM on June 3, 2020 damaged the solar panels at the Cold Springs School, Cold Springs Drive. Fortunately both the Pre-School and the K-3rd Grade School were out of session when it happened otherwise someone might have been seriously injured or killed. The National Weather Service for South Jersey documented gusts that day between 58mph and 67 mph today between 12:30pm and 12:40pm. The contractors who were involved in the installation of the panels were sued by the School Board because... Read more →