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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 serve our public employees. No wonder we can't afford any capital improvements that are gravely needed in town!!" RELATED:PROPERTY TAXES Gloucester City in the Top... Read more →


NJ Republicans Say Lockdown Not Stopping COVID19, 'Open Schools, Businesses Now'

Todd DeFeo / The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Republicans want New Jersey schools and businesses to reopen, saying lockdowns are not slowing the spread of COVID-19. “Enough businesses have been destroyed, enough jobs have been lost by the Governor’s defenseless edicts, and continuing on that same path only ensures more economic and emotional pain,” state Sen. Michael Testa, R-Vineland, said in a statement. “We must end the failed policies that have suppressed life in the state. It’s about time to learn from the Administration’s mistakes and open up the economy.” Republicans point to an Associated Press report highlighting Johns Hopkins University data that found roughly half of the nation’s new COVID-19 came from five states, including New Jersey. neighboring Pennsylvania and... Read more →


How to Help Yourself With Difficult Homework During a Lockdown

Thanks to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic that resulted from it, lockdowns have become a part of our life. And if that wasn’t enough, students like you are having to deal with a ton of homework even when classes are online. You’re practically at home all the time now, and yet, the term ‘homework’ still seems to haunt you as always. Things don’t get any easier when the tasks you’re assigned are difficult to do. And due to the lockdown, you can’t even go out to a library or a friend’s place to discuss it. So to help you deal with difficult homework during a lockdown, here are a few tips. Don’t stress yourself out You’re probably stressed out about COVID and are having to... Read more →


Scholarships Available for Graduating Camden County High School Seniors; Deadline April 15

The 2021 Camden County Hero Scholarship Program Three Scholarships Available for Graduating High School Seniors Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. One award will be presented in each field of service: Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS. Scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis for the 2020-2021 academic year. Award criteria include academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities and financial need. Application deadline is April 15th. Applications are also available online at www.camdencountyhero.com Read more →


Chapter VIII:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Port Royal, VA., and Hilton Head Island, SC

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IT ONLY COST $1.3 MILLION !--Construction work on Gloucester High School football field and running track is continuing. The plans call for a synthetic Astro-type material to be placed over the dirt field that has been used for football since the school opened in 1961. This past December the school board voted to approve the million dollars plus project. ++++ GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL--The top photo above a contractor is seeding the field behind the football stadium last week. Once the seed was down the workers laid straw over it to keep the birds, geese, and deer from eating it. The electronic sign near the entrance to the high school was upgraded with a brick cement pedestal recently. (click to... 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 traditional end-of-year events. According to a recent national online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of online party planning superstore Shindigz, nearly four... Read more →


Dunkin' Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program is accepting applications through April 30

Dunkin’ of Greater Philadelphia to Award $50,000 in Scholarships to Regional High School and College Students Philadelphia, Pa. (March 15, 2021) – Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees today announced the launch of its twelfth annual Dunkin' Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program, which will award $50,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students. In collaboration with Scholarship America, Dunkin’ will award a $2,000 academic scholarship to 25 students throughout the greater Philadelphia region to attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school of their choice in Fall 2021. Dunkin’s Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program will be open to current part-time and full-time undergraduate students, and high school seniors. Recipients will be selected based on their academic record, demonstrated leadership skills, and overall... Read more →


Revealed: The most supportive states to raise autistic children; New Jersey One of the Best

West Virginia, New Mexico, and Tennessee have been named the top three worst states to raise an autisic child. The states have been named after analysis of data looked at resources available for people with autism, individual state laws requiring insurance coverage, if a state is part of the ADDM Network and grants available to families. One in 54 children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the US. The research also revealed the East Coast is the best place to raise autistic children, with seven out of the ten states ranked best all on the East Coast. Colorado, Massachusetts and New Jersey have been named the best states. Research conducted by Autism Parenting Magazine has revealed the top ten states for raising... Read more →


Save Our Schools: NJ is Requesting Waiver for Standardized Spring Testing

Please CLICK HERE to ask U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to grant New Jersey's request for a standardized testing waiver this year. Thanks to your emails and phone calls, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requested waivers from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) to enable our students to skip annual standardized testing this spring, and to avoid the high stakes associated with those tests. Yesterday, USDOE granted New Jersey's request for a waiver on the high stakes. The USDOE is still deciding whether to grant New Jersey's request for a standardized testing waiver. Please CLICK HERE to ask U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to grant New Jersey's request for a standardized testing waiver. Why New Jersey needs a testing waiver Superintendents,... Read more →


7 Ways to Ensure Your Child Gets a Good Education

The Oxford Method, a tutoring community, offers tips to help your child be successful in school NEW YORK, NEW YORK – (March 25, 2021) – Over the last year, during the pandemic, there have been many kids who have struggled academically. This is in part due to the millions who have had to do online learning and find the setup difficult. Whether children are learning online, in person, via classroom or through a combination of the three, there are things that parents can do to help them be more successful. Knowing what to do can help make a world a difference and reduce the struggling. “Many parents are aware of the way their kids are struggling with school over this school year,” explains David Florence,... Read more →


Widener University/WCAU-TVNBC10 Honors High School Students

for Outstanding Leadership and Civic Contributions CHESTER, PA (03/25/2021)-- Widener University, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize the winners of the 2021 Widener University High School Leadership Awards. Over the past 10 years, the university has recognized more than 1,300 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware who demonstrated leadership within their communities. This year, the program recognized 129 students from high schools throughout the region for their abilities to stand up for what they believe in, speak out on behalf of others and make an impact in their communities. They included: Alexandria Holton of Gloucester, NJ, 08030. Holton, who attends Audubon High School, made a difference by leading difficult conversations with family and friends, and advocating for social... Read more →


Don't Tell Mom; Area Drug Dealers Arrested; Joe Fell Because?; Countywide School Districts; ETC.

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS UPDATE/March 26, 2021: Parents will get word from the police if their minor children are caught with alcohol or marijuana, under new legislation sent to the governor, according to The Asbury Park Press. The Asbury Park Press article states, "The Senate and Assembly passed measures Thursday requiring police to notify the parents of anyone under 18 years old who is found possessing or using marijuana or alcohol, even on a first offense, patching up what many legislators, law enforcement and parents deemed to be a hole in the New Jersey legal weed laws enacted last month. Both chambers passed the change unanimously. ++++ One has to wonder why these stipulations weren't in the Bill in the first place. And why did... Read more →


NJ Business & Industry Association Supports School District Regionalization Bill

A bill that would start the process of creating K-12 regional and countywide school districts, leading to improved quality of education and much-needed cost savings for state taxpayers, is being supported by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association today. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Christopher Emigholz said bill S-3488, which is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today, is a good pathway to sustained savings for New Jersey. “This incentive-based opportunity for districts to explore regionalization will help bring much more efficiencies to those districts and, ultimately, much-needed property tax savings,” Emigholz said. “For New Jersey to truly improve its fiscal health, reforms found in this bill and in other Path to Progress legislation need to be seriously... Read more →


NJ's School Regionalization Plan on Fast Track

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. Sweeney bill, with support of powerful players, wins quick endorsement from Senate Education Committee JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER | MARCH 10, 2021 | After years of prep work, a sweeping bill urging New Jersey’s hundreds of school districts to join in broader regional systems won quick — very quick — backing Tuesday and could be on a fast track to a full vote in the state Senate in coming weeks. Filed last week, the long-expected bill crafted by state Senate President Steve Sweeney would revise the state’s process for school districts to study and then... Read more →


Great Schools: Why your child’s high school should offer internships

At some high schools, students are paired with a variety of careers and mentors to help them visualize their futures. by: Leslie Crawford | March 2, 2021 Print article What do you want to be when you grow up? From the time a child is a toddler, it’s a question adults ask children over and over. But it’s not one adults help kids to answer. Instead, they are left to figure the answer out on their own. “So often, high school students are just told, ‘You need these credits, you need to take these classes,'” says Brenda Diaz, executive principal of the Nashville Big Picture High School in Tennessee. “Nobody is saying to them, ‘What are your interests? What are you passionate about?’ We start... Read more →


CNB NEWS OF EDUCATION: Teachers Learning Remotely

Educators can learn great ways to teach STEM subjects on line at no cost. by Katherine Bihr, Ed.D (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 modules support teachers by focusing on student-centered... Read more →


Locals Colonial Conference Champions

Colonial Conference Champions The Gloucester City Lions Boys Basketball team won the Patriot Division of the Colonial Conference with a overall record of 10-5 in inaugural season beating visiting 47 -42 at home. The host Lions and the Green Wave battled back and forth with each team taking small leads until the Lions broke tie with a little more then one minute remaining. Junior Steven Light 15 points and Senior Jason Pino 13 points paced the Champion Lions. A strong effort down the stretch by Senior Henry Cannon 8 points who controlled the offensive and defensive boards in the final 2 minutes Pictured Henry Cannon Pictured Steven Light Read more →


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

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


Lions v Rams Thriller Ends in Overtime 65-62

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


Apply Now for the 2021 Camden County Hero Scholarship Program

Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. One award will be presented in each field of service: Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gary R. Cline, Ret., Merchantville Police Department, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in law enforcement. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gene Dannenfelser, Ret., Camden County Fire Marshal’s Office, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in fire service. A $1,000 scholarship in memory of Cpl. Christopher Milito, Delaware River Port Authority Police Department, will be awarded to a graduating... Read more →


Latest On The School Reopening Saga Across The Nation

Biden Administration Waffles, Media Tires Of Rhetoric And Unions Claim Their Actions Won’t Harm Students WASHINGTON, D.C. The media finally appear to be losing patience at the Biden Administration’s waffling on the issue of school reopening. Joe Biden made school reopening and his ability to get it done quickly and safely a signature campaign promise. Many observers and fans were led to believe that given his extraordinary influence with the heads of the teacher's unions, he’d be able to prevail on them to move out of the way, knowing that their nemesis Donald Trump was no longer calling the shots. video courtesy of Fox29 Meanwhile, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry T. Jordan, who has long complained about not enough resources or assurances of safety... Read more →


Home Rule in New Jersey seems to trump CDC Guidance on School Reopening

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. Cold Springs School, Gloucester City, NJ JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER | FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | EDUCATION, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ ‘It is still very much a district-by-district, case-by-case’ decision, says official with the state’s most powerful teachers union For all the fanfare surrounding Friday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to reopen schools nationwide, New Jersey’s famous home rule still appears the prevailing guidance when it comes to public education in this state. That seemed the general reaction from education leaders and stakeholders here, as the 35-page report from the CDC... Read more →


CNBNews Cheers & Jeers January & February 2021

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


Gov. Murphy Executive Order Allows Limited Spectators at Youth Sporting Events

TRENTON (Feb. 12, 2021)--– Governor Phil Murphy today announced Executive Order No. 220, which enables indoor and outdoor youth sporting events to allow parents or guardians to attend practices or competitions. The executive order will take effect immediately. “As a father of four, I know how difficult it has been for many parents to not be able to see their kids participate in sports,” said Governor Murphy. “With our metrics trending in the right direction, we feel comfortable taking this step and allowing parents back into youth sporting events.” Under the executive order, up to two parents or guardians per athlete under the age of 21 will be able to attend indoor or outdoor youth sports practices and competitions. No other spectators are permitted, and... Read more →


Gloucester City Board of Education Accepts Resignation of School Superintendent Vespe

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


GHS Lady Lions Improve to 6 - 0

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


GreatSchools: Does your teen have a digital curfew?

A new study finds devices at bedtime are cutting into teens’ much-needed sleep time and directly impacting their mental health. by: Charity Ferreira | A 2017 study published in the journal Child Development found that using smartphones late at night, specifically for social media, is directly linked to depression, poor coping skills, and reduced self-esteem in teens. In light of recent evidence that the time teens spend on their phones has negative effects on their wellbeing (including a survey that found 1 in 5 teens say they regularly wake up in the middle of the night to check social media), giving kids and teens a digital curfew — a designated time each night when all devices are turned off and kept out of reach —... Read more →


Report: Majority of U.S. cities unprepared for financial fallout from statewide shutdowns

RELATED: Peyton and Me Meandering Through S.J. (Gloucester City, Mt. Ephraim) Chapter VII By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The majority of U.S. cities were ill-prepared for any financial crisis last year, let alone the one brought about by their respective state shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new reportpublished by the nonprofit Truth in Accounting (TIA) concludes. LOVE YOUR MONEY Gloucestercitynews.net files The annual assessment surveys the fiscal health of the 75 largest municipalities in the U.S. based on fiscal year 2019 data. TIA reviewed audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports filed by city halls across the country and concluded that even the fiscally healthiest cities are projected to lose millions of dollars in revenue as a result... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering Through S.J. (Gloucester City, Mt. Ephraim) Chapter VII

CNBNews photo The Gloucester High School opened in 1961-62 and since that date, football teams from both Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic played on a grass field. But not anymore. The grass is being replaced with a synthetic turf type material thanks to taxpayers in Gloucester City and Brooklawn. The exact cost for the work which includes resurfacing of the track is $1,374,917. Related: Eventually, The Well Will Run Dry William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 2, 2021)--One of the areas Peyton likes to walk is behind Gloucester High School. This past Sunday, we were surprised to see the football field at the High School was nothing but piles of dirt and construction equipment. We were told by a school employee... Read more →


Johnson's 13 Lead Lady Lions to 3rd Win

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


GHS Lady Lions win first two

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


Thomas Iacovone, Jr. Named Interim Principal at GCHS, Succeeds Ed Beckett

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 25, 2021)--On Saturday, January 23rd, Mr. Thomas Iacovone, Jr. officially became the Interim Principal of Gloucester Catholic. Please take the time to get to know Mr. Iacovone, a teacher, administrator, coach, father, and husband. He succeeds Mr. Ed Beckett ’78 who served and led Gloucester Catholic with distinction over a long number of years. As he assumes the leadership of Gloucester Catholic at this important moment, please see the Q & A below that provides insight into who Mr. Iacovone is. Question 1: Can you tell us a little about your family’s history with Gloucester Catholic? Answer: I come from a family that has a deep and rich history with Gloucester Catholic and the City of Gloucester. My father is a... Read more →


GreatSchools: When teens lie (because they all do!)

Hank Pellissier “Nelly, where are you going?” asks her mother one Saturday night, as her 16-year-old daughter scampers out the front door in a low-cut shirt and miniskirt. “Shannon and I are going to a movie, I forget the name. Then we’re gonna eat at the new whatchamacallit cafe and I’ll be back by 11 or 12. Don’t wait up!” “Okay… but… but… but…” Nelly’s mom frowns suspiciously as her daughter disappears into the night. She wonders: Was my daughter’s last-minute outfit change related to the furious spasm of texts she just got? Did she really break up with Dragomir, the too-old and too-rude wrestler? Is my daughter being honest with me? Interrogating her, she realizes, is useless. Every time she tries, Nelly avoids her... Read more →


American Legion Baseball Regionals: The Home Field Advantage

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


News from the City of Gloucester City's Website

CORRECTION CNBNews Editor's Note: The following information was obtained from the Gloucester City Municipal website which was recently redesigned. Some of this information is a few months old. We found it while perusing the city's site and thought it was news that you would appreciate knowing. Some of the highlights include: Anyzek Heating and Air is renovating the old Market Street laudromat into a warehouse A Linden NJ property company is in negotiation with the city to develop the former Coast Guard property Two bond ordinances totaling $912,000 were passed, the money will be used for the purchase of equipment and improvements. A city owned property at 320 Market Street was sold to the St. Joseph's Carpenter Society for $1. The organization has renovated a... Read more →


CYBER ALERT: K-12 Distance Learning Education Being Targeted by Cyber Actors

Original release date: December 10, 2020 This Joint Cybersecurity Advisory was coauthored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). The FBI, CISA, and MS-ISAC assess malicious cyber actors are targeting kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) educational institutions, leading to ransomware attacks, the theft of data, and the disruption of distance learning services. Cyber actors likely view schools as targets of opportunity, and these types of attacks are expected to continue through the 2020/2021 academic year. These issues will be particularly challenging for K-12 schools that face resource limitations; therefore, educational leadership, information technology personnel, and security personnel will need to balance this risk when determining their cybersecurity investments. Technical... Read more →


Walt Burrows, Long-Time South Jersey Sports Writer

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


Lions win delayed Turkey Day Game against Rams 48 - 0

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


Elizabeth "Betty" Batten Ocean View, formerly of Gloucester City; GCHS and CCC Alumnus

On November 11, 2020; age 74 years. Devoted mother of Danny O'Brien, Jr., David (Diane) O'Brien, and Bernadette (Bill) Yingling; Loving grandmother of Kyle, Sonja, and Cecelia. Gloucestercitynews.net files Prior to her retirement, Betty was employed as a supervisor of Food Services for Gloucester City Public Schools. Also, she was a proud alumna of Gloucester Catholic High School and Camden County College. The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to Drs. Tiffany Pompa and David S. Cho and all the loving nurses and staff of Cape May. Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated... Read more →


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

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


Peyton and Me Meandering Through the Streets of South Jersey (Gloucester City Chapter III)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Condoms are thrown about at Gloucester City public parking lot (Russell Cogill photo) Gloucestercitynews.net (November 11, 2020)--Gloucester City resident Russell Cogill contacted CNBNews today regarding the discarded condoms laying about the public city parking lot on King Street, next to the Fire Department. Cogill said, "As if we don’t have enough health issues to deal with, now this." Gloucester City public parking lot on King Street being used for a whore house (Russell Cogill photo Cogill, who works for a school bus company parks the bus in the public city parking lot. He said not too long ago he found a naked couple asleep in the back of his bus. "They broke into the bus. I woke them up... Read more →


Gloucester City & Gloucester School Board Announce Completion of Courtyard Restoration

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


Peyton and Me Meandering Through the Streets of South Jersey (Gloucester City, Chapter I)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Our column this week contains photos taken during our daily walk throughout Gloucester City. In the first photo, our eyes were drawn to the changing leaves on the trees near St. Mary's Church, Monmouth, and Atlantic Streets. CNBNews photo For those who are new to Gloucester City, the Irish started to build the church in 1886. Those men would work their regular jobs during the day and after work, they spent their waking hours laying the stone. Some of those workers would sleep in the church overnight to keep it safe from those in the city who vandalized the building as the Irish were hated in those days. On July 15,1886 Bishop O'Farrell laid the cornerstone.... Read more →


When the teacher is the bully

Bullying has become a national issue. But what do you do if the school bully is your child's teacher? by: Jessica Kelmon | GREATSCHOOLS.ORG When Karen Eubank’s son first complained about his “mean” teacher, she took it with a grain of salt. “Usually ‘mean’ just means a teacher makes you study, is demanding, or wants you to answer questions,” says the Dallas, TX mom. “Not that [the teacher’s] being verbally abusive.” Unfortunately, that’s exactly what it meant. Eubank had transferred her son from a private school to a new charter that a friend recommended. During the tour, Eubank fell in love with the school — there was a garden, they played music at lunch, the school was “just beautiful,” she says. But after the school... Read more →


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

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


Lions take Homecoming 42 - 0

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


GHS Lady Lions Senior Day

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


Crystal Johnson nets 4 Goals in Lions win

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