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Page 11: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt... Read more →


*GHS Class of 1981 Celebrating Their 40th Reunion

Gloucester High School (CNBNews photo Gloucester City High School Class of 1981 announces Our 40th-year reunion will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7-11 PM Members of GHS Classes of 1980 and 1982 are cordially invited to join us! Reunion venue: Elizabeth’s Ballroom Catering by Dolson Family Catering 419 Highland Boulevard Gloucester City, NJ, 08030 Cost: $55.00 p/p 7-11 PM Please send payment by September 7, 2021, or before to: Pat Gartland 820 Chambers Ave. Gloucester City, NJ, 08030 Indicate in the memo which class you are from Payment can also be made by downloading the Zelle app and send... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Palmiero family photo provided Editor's Note: We believe this the Charles Street Stadium, in Gloucester City. The factories in the background would be the former Ruberoid later known as GAF and West Virginia Paper and Pulp also known as Hinde & Dauch. Carmen is in the center causing the finish line. That might be Mr. John Kunz Sr. holding the tape. Kunz was head track coach, assistant football coach, senior class adviser. If you recognize anyone in the photo please send the information to CNBNews1@gmail.com. BROOKLAWN, NJ (July 15, 2021)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at... Read more →


Gloucester City's New School Superintendent Salary Starts at $165,000 and Increases to $175,100

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY,NJ—A new district superintendent was hired by the Gloucester City Board of Education at the June 29 meeting by an unanimous vote. Sean Gorman, former Gloucester High Principal assumed the position on July 1 with 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. A month before naming Gorman school superintendent, the Board, on May 12, 2021, gave him a new $136,827 contract for the position of high school principal for the period of July... Read more →


The Camden Post Telegraph Reports on 1905 Gloucester City Bd of Ed Meeting

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ(CNBNews)(July 11, 2021)—The Community of Gloucester City will celebrate its 400th Anniversary in 2023. CNBNews has found a number of old newspaper clippings that we plan on sharing with our readers leading up to that event. This article is about a Gloucester City Board of Education meeting and other topics that was published in the Camden Post Telegraph in 1905. The clipping appeared in the Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

BROOKLAWN, NJ --Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every... Read more →


Freedom Mortgage Kicks Off 2021 Rucksacks to Backpacks Campaign

Company encourages local communities to join fundraiser to provide children of military families with school supplies Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest full-service mortgage companies and the top VA and top FHA (government-insured) lender in the U.S., announced the start of its annual Rucksacks to Backpacks campaign to provide school supplies for the children of active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists. Money raised from the campaign, now in its ninth year, will enable children in grades K-8 to pick the school supplies they need at distribution events through nine USO (United Service Organizations) centers across the country. The Rucksacks... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in early to mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Note: Because COVID -19 this year 2020 - 2021 resulted in 4 High School seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring and late... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

BROOKLAWN NJ (July 2, 2021)(CNB SPORTS)—Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Today we see the beginning of the Brooklawn American Legion's Dynasty in the State of New Jersey.... Read more →


Sean Gorman Named GHS Superintendent

Gloucester City High School Principal Appointed District Superintendent Gloucester City, NJ –The Gloucester City Board of Education announces Sean Gorman, principal of Gloucester City High School, as the new superintendent effective July 1, 2021. The board voted unanimously on Gorman’s appointment at the board of education meeting on June 29, 2021. Mr. Gorman will replace Dr. Dennis Vespe who retired effective June 30, 2021. Vespe and Gorman have been working together to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Sean Gorman "I am very excited that the Gloucester City Board of Education has hired Sean Gorman as the superintendent of the... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. BROOKLAWN AMERICAN LEGION POST 72 baseball team--We are not certain of the identities. If you can help with their names please comment in the box below this article or email to CNBNews!@gmail.com Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a... Read more →


Page Seven: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Carmen achieved many awards while being a 4 sport star for the Lions and also the 1954 New Jersey Champions Brooklawn American Legion.... Read more →


NO-COST DIGITAL RESOURCES TO HELP TEACHERS

(NAPSI)—If you are among the nearly four million teachers in America, according to National Center for Education estimates, here are no-cost digital resources that can support your teaching during these challenging times. Educating Educators Digitally School personnel can now sign up for a new series of six no-cost digital professional learning courses empowering educators with new strategies to support students’ success in school and beyond. The professional learning series for educators presents schools, particularly those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. The first in the planned series of six professional learning... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Carmen achieved many awards while being a 4 sport star for the Lions and also the 1954 New Jersey Champions Brooklawn American Legion.... Read more →


Taxpayers Spend $19,000 Every Time a Non-Public School Child Transfers to a Public School

By Mary Beth Peabody/Catholic Star Herald New Jersey taxpayers spend $19,000 every time a non-public school child transfers to a public school. With final decisions expected by the end of June, all New Jersey residents have a stake in Governor Christie’s non-public education funding plans for 2016-17. “People think it’s a Catholic School issue,” said Sr. Rose DiFluri, Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Camden. “But it’s about making sure all school-aged children in New Jersey have equitable access to a safe school with appropriate resources. We’re talking about needs that must be met no matter where a... Read more →


HELP WANTED: virtual hiring event for Gloucester City School District

Gloucester High School, Market Street and Crescent Blvd., Gloucester City, NJ 08030 (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 14, 2021)--Kelly Education will be hosting a virtual hiring event for Gloucester City School District on Thursday, June 17th at 2pm. We are currently hiring for Daily Substitute Teachers, Long Term Substitute Teachers, Building Permanent Substitute Teachers, Substitute Paraprofessionals, Permanent Paraprofessionals and Clerical roles in Gloucester City School District School District. If you are looking for a new job to gain valuable experience, please sign up for our Virtual Hiring Event using this link https://forms.office.com/r/0fpwgDNcZR. This hiring event will be live on... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through Gloucester City, and Haddon Lake, Audubon (Chapter X)

UPDATED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 14, THE DAY COMING TO AN END--One night last week around 9:15 PM we caught the last glimpse of daylight before the dark sky of night closed over the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City. We took the photo with the Apple iPhone 11 LOVE YOUR MONEY--The new Gloucester High football field and running track around the field is finished. Work on the $1.3 million jobs began at the beginning of the year and ended in May. The arrow is pointing to two members of the construction crew putting the finishing touches on the field.... Read more →


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- Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero, upper right corner CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. As the series focuses on an up and down basketball season, it is apparent Carmen Palmiero... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

(CNBNews)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Page 5: We continue to follow the High School Basketball career of Carmen Palmiero, many familiar names appear throughout this scrapbook. The Gloucester City... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNBNews-Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Page 4: We continue to follow the High School Basketball career of Carmen Palmiero, many familiar names appear throughout this scrapbook. The Gloucester City... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero, top, right, surrounded by a star CNB SPORTS: Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in the mid-1950s. Palmiero was a  4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball Tragically Dec. 21, 1956, Palmiero and friend Stanley Goldstein died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. On-Page Three: Basketball Box Score (Campbell, St. John, Hudson, Palmiero, Neilio, Buri... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

(CNBNEWS)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home from Penn State for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Click on Picture to Enlarge CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Read more →


Attention NJ School Districts: Safe Routes to School Applications Being Accepted for 2022 Grants

Funds support projects to encourage walking and biking to K-8 schools (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for the 2022 Safe Streets to School (SRTS) program is open, with applications being accepted starting today, Tuesday, May 25 through October 14, 2021. “As part of NJDOT’s commitment to communities, we work with the three regional planning authorities to provide federal funding to counties and municipalities for local transportation projects that improve safety and strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of our transportation system,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Safe Routes to... Read more →


A Maryland's School District Taught Students Make America Great Again was White Supremacy

Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today it received 685 pages of heavily redacted records from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) including documents related to their “Anti-racist system audit” and critical race theory classes. The documents, obtained under the Maryland Public Information Act, reveal that students of “Maryland’s Largest School District” who attended Thomas Pyle Middle School’s social justice class were taught that the phrase “Make America Great Again” was an example of “covert white supremacy.” The phrase is ranked on a pyramid just below “lynching,” “hate crimes,” “the N-word” and “racial slurs.” They were also taught that “white privilege” means... Read more →


Gloucester City School Board Seeking Bids for Middle School Field Lights

After Spending $1.3 Million for a New High School Field The Board NOW Wants to Spend Your Money on stadium lighting at the Middle School...Why? William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(May 5, 2021)--The Gloucester City Board of Education is advertising for bids for Exterior Field Lighting at the Gloucester City Middle School at 500 Market Street. The project consists of but is not limited to, providing field lighting poles and fixtures on previously installed concrete bases utilizing previously installed conduit, wiring, and controllers. The bid advertisement (below), which cost taxpayers $158.40 to be published was forwarded... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. (click below image to enlarge) Some familiar names appear- Steve Shimkus, John Reider, CNBNews hopes this weekly series provides an insight... Read more →


NJ Residents Have The Third Highest Tax Burden in the United States

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square contributor Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files RELATED Gloucester City in the Top 30 with the Highest; (The Center Square) – An average New Jersey family will pay $11,872 annually in state and local taxes – or about 14.3 percent of their income, according to a recent report by Moneygeek. The Garden State has the third-highest tax burden in the country according to the statistics, which considered the “average family” as a married couple with one dependent, an average income of $82,852 and a home valued at 349,400. Wyoming has the lowest state and local tax... Read more →


Marie Irene Foltz, of Gloucester City, GHS Alum, NEST International Employee

On May 8, 2021. Age 52. (nee Cowley). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of Edward O. Foltz. Daughter of the late Byron H. and Anna Cowley (nee Monroe). Loving mother of Donald L. Fager, III (Megan), Brian J. Collison (Justina Jarosz) and Patricia Marie Foltz. Cherished grandmother of Donnie and Declan. Beloved sister of Byron M. Cowley (Kathy Osiecki), Patricia Boyden (John), Karen Hodge (Robert), Kathleen Berry (William), Dennis Cowley (Veronica), Michelle Cowley-Piccone and Theodore Cowley (late Nancy). Loving and caring aunt to 20 nieces and nephews. Marie was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1986. She... Read more →


NJ's Teachers' Pensions' Near Term Insolvency Says Brookings Institute

N.J. teachers need to be told the truth: Their pensions are in jeopardy “A new report by the Brookings Institution made some news because of its rather optimistic take on the fate of America’s public pensions. Brookings is perhaps the premier left-of-center think tank in the nation and often takes pro-labor union stance. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files "The very notable exception is New Jersey’s Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), which is by far the single-worst public pension in the Brookings study. TPAF is New Jersey’s largest public pension fund and covers all active and retired teachers. New Jersey’s Public Employees... Read more →


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. EDWARD HUBBS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- On April 29, 2021. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Kim (nee Dorris). Devoted father of Thomas (Leighanne) Hubbs, Mike Hubbs, Kevin Hubbs and Brian Hubbs. Cherished grandfather of Noah and Alyssa. Dear Brother of Joe Hubbs, George Hubbs, Nancy Quieti and predeceased by Hubert Hubbs, Lowell Hubbs and Richard Hubbs. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Ed proudly served our country during Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965. He was a Police Officer for the Gloucester City Police Department. Ed was a 30 year devoted member of the Gloucester... Read more →


CNBNews Cheers and Jeers for April 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER – Thank goodness Gloucester City signed a no Marijuana smoking or vaping law prohibiting anyone to use those products on public lands, property, or outdoor events. We can only hope it is truly enforced. Even though it is now legal recreationally we don’t need the entire city smelling like a dirty diaper. Feel free to do what you want in the privacy of your own but please don’t subject others to your vices or health risks. JEER -The Gloucester City Police Department released a press statement in April with the headline Gloucester City... Read more →


Tues., May 4 Teacher's Appreciation Day

The Origin of Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week originated in 1953, and teachers have Eleanor Roosevelt to thank for its inception. Roosevelt convinced Congress that there needed to be a specific day on which teachers were recognized. Prior to Roosevelt going before Congress, it is believed that some states did practice, but it is unclear and unsubstantiated. The theory, however, is that either a teacher from Wisconsin or Arkansas (they aren’t sure which) wrote letters to her trying to get her to help teachers’ cause. The Arkansas theory states that Mattye Whytte Wooldridge began communicating with leaders in the... Read more →


Ed Hubbs, Retired Mail Clerk, City School Board Member, Fireman, Air Force Vet

Edward C. Hubbs On April 29, 2021. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Full Obituary will appear on ClearysNoteBook and in next week’s edition of the Gloucester City News. He proudly served our country during Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965. Ed was a 30-year devoted member of the Gloucester City Board of Education. He served as President for many years and enjoyed serving his community. Ed was a volunteer fireman for the Gloucester City Fire Department and was a member of the Gloucester City Lions Club since 2007. He was a mail handler for 40 years at the... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Stops Signs Popped Up Overnight Without A Warning

There are four stop signs, one after the other on Cold Springs Drive heading south. The arrow points to one in the distance. They appeared without any notice from the police or the school district at the beginning of April. (photo credit CNBNews) I live on the unit block of East Thompson Avenue, and since April 7th my parents and other neighborhood residents have noticed a group of stop signs near Cold Springs School/Cold Springs Drive. These stop signs have been annoying them and I can understand why. The stop signs are definitely a good idea for safety purposes, and... Read more →


Salaries Listed for the 312 Employees of the Gloucester City Public School System

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Gloucester High School athletic field is near completion. The cost of the field was $1.3 million to install. (CNBNews photo credit) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(April 30, 2021)(CNBNews)--Have you ever wondered how many Gloucester City Board of Education employees were working for you, the taxpayer of Gloucester City? Would you like to know the salary for each full-time employee? Fortunately, the website https://govsalaries.com/ provides that information to all that are interested. Gloucester City Public Schools Salaries According to govsalaries.com, the number of employees at Gloucester City Public Schools in the year 2019 was 312. The... Read more →


Wayne C. Smith, Owner of Wayne's Funnel Cakes, Pres of GHS Alumni Assn.

Never forget where you came from. Your growth is found in your roots and it’s made you the person you are today. Wayne C. Smith never forgot where he came from. In fact, he never left his roots of good 'ole Gloucester City. Wayne was friendly, outgoing, “chatty” and hardworking. Although he could be firm yet funny, the blue and gold of GHS were at his core and he had the heart of a lion. In early spring, on Monday, April 26, 2021, our beloved Wayne C. Smith suddenly died at the age of 76 but blessed us all with... Read more →


Eva-Marie McCallin of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus, Ancora Employee

Gloucester City – On April 19, 2021. Age 34. Loving mother of William McCallin, Ian McCallin, McKenna McCallin and Joshua Dabney. Cherished daughter of Catherine Pearson (nee Armstrong) and the late William DePietro. Beloved sister of Mary Pearson and step-sister of Ashley, Jennifer and Matthew Pearson. Predeceased by her husband Alexander McCallin and her step-father, Stephen Pearson. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Eva-Marie was a graduate of Gloucester High School and was employed at Ancora. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:15 AM at St.... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester Without Internet, Computers, Television or Cell Phones

UPDATED with new information below the original article William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The "Rough & Ready" guys are (bottom) from left, Jungle Murphy, Pete Coppola, Bob Grub, Beaver, Butch Shaffer (circle), Jake Burkardt, Bill "Wiby" Yeager, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Clements, Stanley Schellcroft. (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(April 26, 2021)--The other day we had a surprise visit from our long-time friend Howard Butch Shaffer. Butch has been living in South Carolina for some time but he was born and raised in Gloucester City. Invariably we got talking about our memories of Gloucester back in the day without the... Read more →


Fired Montclair Board of Education (BOE) member Sergio Gonzalez is angry

Fired Montclair Board of Education (BOE) member Sergio Gonzalez is angry. As he says in his published letter, he is “angry at being removed from the BOE because I dared to represent the interests of our children, rather than a political machine.” Gonzalez was removed by NJEA President-elect/Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller so that Spiller could appoint his own people, and Spiller appointees now hold four-of-seven board seats. As Gonzalez says, the NJEA/Montclair Education Association (MEA) political machine now sits on both sides of the negotiating table, and Spiller’s judicially recognized conflict of interest has given the MEA and NJEA control... Read more →


The Prom Must Go On:

New Survey Finds Majority of Parents Of High Schoolers Think Schools Should Allow Students to Have a Prom in the Wake of COVID-19 Online Party Superstore Shindigz Can Help Plan the Perfect Pandemic-Friendly Prom to Help Parents, Students and Schools Create a Memorable Experience FORT WAYNE, IN (April 1, 2021) -- Parents of high school students want their children to experience the same rites of passage that they had, including prom, despite -- or maybe in light of -- the year-long devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced schools across the U.S. to heavily modify or even cancel their... Read more →


NJ Public Charter Schools Outline New Best Practices of Remote Learning

Despite Historic Challenges Posed by COVID-19, Public Charter Schools Across NJ Are Adapting to Students’ Needs and Developing New Best Practices for Instruction Successful Innovations Can Help Support Students, Families, and Educators Everywhere (TRENTON) – As millions of children across the nation continue to be engaged in remote learning because of COVID-19, public charter schools across New Jersey today released new best practices that have helped them support students during the pandemic – ones Gloucestercitynews.net files that will likely remain in their pedagogical toolkits in perpetuity long after the virus is a thing of the past. As the pandemic struck... Read more →


Carino Boys Basketball Club Announce This Year's Recipients of Various Awards

The 2021 boy’s basketball season included a myriad of twists as a result of the Covid-19 virus that turned our world upside. Thanks to the players, coaches, officials and school administrators some semblance of the season took place. The Carino Boys Basketball is proud to announce the names of those individuals selected to receive various awards for the recently completed season: Read more →


Dr. David Levine Offers Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School

As children head back to school after a full year of remote or hybrid learning, parents can help in easing their transition. Although most kids are excited to get back to their familiar classroom environments alongside friends and teachers, a successful send-off involves more than just making sure they have their face mask and hand-sanitizer as they head out the door. Dr. David Levine, the board-certified pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group Pediatrics at Florham Park, is helping both parents and kids get comfortable transitioning back to school. In fact, he feels so strongly about the need for consistent, in-person learning... Read more →


Colin MacAdams, Gloucester City Middle School Staffulty of the Month

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 16, 2021)--Congratulations to the Gloucester City Middle School Staffulty of the Month: 8th grade ELA teacher, Colin MacAdams!! In addition to teaching, MacAdams is also a dedicated coach for our middle school soccer and basketball teams! This is a well-deserved honor. source Gloucester City Middle School Related: Thomas C. MacAdams, Brooklawn Community Organizer, Councilman; Services on Saturday Read more →


Murphy Administration Postpones Standardized test for this School Year..

...But, statewide tests coming in the Fall This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER | APRIL 16, 2021 | The Murphy administration has wrapped up its plans to postpone standardized testing for this school year, confirming with districts this week that there will be no state testing this spring and telling them to be ready for it in the fall instead. The state Department of Education on Wednesday alerted districts to the final... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Rams Baseball Captains

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--The 2021 Rams Baseball Captains include: (from left to right)-Junior infielder Joey Bogart, Senior outfielder Adam Gates, Senior outfielder Jason Morgan and Senior righthand pitcher Cade Friel. source MaxPreps Read more →


ProPublica: The Lost Year...What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

March 8, 12:58 p.m. EST Heather Davis comforts Madasyn Culver after a youth church service in Hobbs, New Mexico in late February. Celeste Sloman for ProPublica Education In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people. Republish ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New... Read more →


CNBNEWS CHEERS AND JEERS FOR MARCH 2021

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... Read more →