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Memorial Day, A Time To Honor The Fallen Heroes In Gloucester City And In Every Community Throughout Our Nation

Gloucester High School War Memorial (CNBNewsnet photo credit) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester High School has erected a wonderful tribute to honor those residents who died for our country. The beautiful war memorial is placed near the entrance to the school, Market Street and Crescent Blvd. The names of the residents who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the War on Terrorism are inscribed on a bronze plaque. Insignias of each of the branches of the service are engraved at the bottom of the... Read more →

All-Day Colonial Festival/Skirmish Reenactment in Haddonfield on June 4

The Skirmish Returns to South Jersey After Two-Year Pause, Bringing Outdoor Family-Fun On Saturday, June 4, 2022, the British will invade Haddonfield and be challenged by Continental troops, just as they did 244 years ago — in June 1778. The day’s events include many other activities such as a Yelling Contest, Colonial Dancing, Pillory Prisoners and Character reenactors. Plus, Soldier reenactors will be available to meet visitors before and after the Skirmish. Redcoats on horseback will charge, muskets will be fired, and the Continentals will try to stop the redcoats before they head off to the Battle at Monmouth. General... Read more →

10 Most Endangered Historic Places in NJ

PRESERVATION NEW JERSEY ANNOUNCES THE 10 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES LIST FOR 2022 TRENTON, NJ – In recognition of National Preservation Month, Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) announced its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey at a press conference at the State House Annex at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 17th 2022. PNJ was joined by the advocates for this year’s endangered historic places to support New Jersey’s threatened cultural and architectural heritage. A reception followed at the William Trent House. The 10 Most Endangered Historic Places program spotlights irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archeological... Read more →

Cricket Betting in UK: A Brief History

Meta: A short summary on ways in which cricket betting panned out in the United Kingdom within the course of time. Read more. Cricket is one among the oldest sports prevalent throughout the UK which is considered to have originated during the late 16th century. Earlier it was known by the name Creckett especially in Southern England which is the birthplace of the great game. History tells us that the game was extremely old as there are several references that suggest it was present during the 1530s. The sport had gone through several transitions over the years and more and... 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 →

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 →

Because of Staff Shortages, Newark School District is Recruiting Retired Teachers

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Apr 12, 7:02pm EDT The Newark school district plans to hire dozens of retired teachers to fill open positions, as schools in Newark and nationwide continue to reel from acute staff shortages. Earlier this month, the state approved Newark Public Schools’ request to take advantage of a new state law that allows retired teachers to return to the classroom without losing their retirement pensions, the district announced Tuesday. More than 40 retired teachers have already expressed interest in returning to district schools, the announcement said. The district, which is short more than 100 teachers, also applied... Read more →

Blessed Sister Nora Foley, OP, Catholic Elementary School Principal & Teacher; Caregiver to GCity Homeless & Sick

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 11, 2022)(CNBNews)Sister Nora Foley, OP (Sister Patricia Margaret) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died April 9, 2022 in Wall, New Jersey. She was 89 years of age. The daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Horan) Foley, she was born February 26, 1933 in Kilcummin, Ireland. Sister Nora entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York, in September 1954, made her First Profession in June 1956, and Final Profession in August 1959. Sister Nora earned her BA in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York and her MA... 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 →

GROWING UP IN Gloucester City NJ (The Year 1939-40)

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Bottom row L-R: Charles (Ozzie) Souder, Tilley Wiltsey, Jane Thilo, Ella Mackey, Henry Kowalski, Bill (Doc) Lonabaugh. Middle row L-R: Nora Peltz, Mary Ellen Clark, Ruth Souder, Roy Mackey, Walt Thilo, Lew Souder. Top row L-R: John Lonabaugh, (McNutt twins?), Alex Lonabaugh, Cathy Peltz. The picture was taken on the front steps of the house located on the southeast corner of Atlantic Street and Ridgeway Street. The year is estimated to be 1939 or 1940. Related articles April 2011 CHEERS AND JEERS (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering:

The Twin Coming Down? Junk Vehicles; Kudos to Chickie; Flag Disrespect! Geese & Irish Parade; Bill's BACK!

CHAPTER 18 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IS ANOTHER GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORICAL BUILDING COMING DOWN?--Thursday, February 24, we talked with a contractor who was clearing out items from the Twin Bar, Broadway, and Market Street. Asked if the building was being demolished he said that he didn't know. That he was hired to empty the property. He apologized for blocking the sidewalk. Earlier in the month, we noticed a sign on the building stating the property was unfit/unsafe for habitat. The Twin Bar, the alleged home of Rock and Roll has been sitting empty for nearly a decade. Several... Read more →

An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent


updated Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)In the past weeks I have been bringing attention to the deficiencies of our school system. Most of the comments have been along the lines of surprise and in some cases, shock. I only got one negative comment and that was from a former GHS teacher. "Why are you trashing Gloucester? STOP IT!" How about "No as an answer?" Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files My goal is not to trash Gloucester City and the school district. Everything I have published has come from either the state's website or Gloucester City's School District's... 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 →


Brooklawn Rumor, Baile's Good News, Cars Collide, Road Rage, MERIDIA, Toxic Water, Opinion, A New Dog

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Looking back over the past week the immediate area of South Jersey was a hotbed of news. Some of those topics we are reporting on below include: A rumor about a halfway house coming to Brooklawn Mayor Baile's Good News A road rage incident that ended in a death of a driver A two-car accident stopping train traffic at the Railroad and Essex Street MERIDIA ON THE PIER POLITICO'S story on your toxic drinking water Our Opinion Plus the Make A Wish Foundation... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Beware of IRS SCAM

I went to the Gloucester City police station today to report what I was 99% sure was a scam. There were 4 of us waiting, and waiting, and waiting. All I could think of was "where's Mary Waters when you need her?" I received a bill from the IRS for $5,600+ from 2009. There was no explanation, just a bill. I knew something was wrong since this is a bill from 13 years ago. The IRS usually only goes back 3 years. Also, the return address was wrong. I finally called, several times before I got through, and their computer... Read more →

Growing Up Gloucester City: Juveniles Strike Elderly Resident; String Band Parade April 18; GCHS Golf Wins Two

Reprinted from the Gloucester City News April 8, 1982: Five Juvenile Deliquents Rough Up 82-Year-Old Man Gloucester City Resident GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- Last Saturday, April 3, an elderly Gloucester City resident was roughed up by five juveniles, four of which were involved in the burglary of John Jeffrey, a warehouse on Charles Street on March 28. Those four, by the way, are still awaiting sentencing for that incident. According to police, the 82 year old man was walking in the area of Monmouth and King streets at around 2:40 p.m. when he was approached by the youths. They attacked him... Read more →


If Gloucester City Residents Are Fed-Up With Paying The Highest Taxes In The State of New Jersey?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNewsnet graphic files Gloucester City residents are fed up with the continual surge in their property and school taxes as evident when you read the Facebook comments we received on our article "Gloucester City One of Five Towns with Highest Tax Increase etc ". Related: CNB Opinion: Higher Taxes are Forcing People Out of Their Homes Residents are finally realizing after many decades of high local property and school taxes the only plan these two bodies had to offer you and others was "TAX AND SPEND." Related: Gloucester City in the Top 30 with... Read more →

GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY: The Gloucester City Coast Guard Base Circa 1968

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Looking at the photo below there are two tall buildings that stand out. This is a guess, is the first arrow on the left pointing to St. Mary's Grammar School? Regarding the second arrow on the right, would that building be the Hunter Street School? Comment below if you have a guess. Check out the Christmas menu below the photo. The Coastguardsmen ate pretty well. I never paid much attention to the Coast Guard Base, it was always there when I was growing up. The property was given to City residents... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering: Gloucester City, Brooklawn and Westville (Chapter 17)

William E. Cleary Sr. I CNBNewsnet A RECENT WINTER DAY IN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-Have you given any thought to what job you like to do if you make it to heaven? I have. I like to be in charge of moving the clouds around in the sky. You would get to travel the universe. And, if you get tired just lay down on one of those soft fuzzy clouds. ++++++ POTHOLE SEASON--Watch out, pothole season is here. These two beauties are slowly turning into craters near the intersection of Market Street and Lane Avenue, across from Gentlemen's Den and Anyzek... 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 →

*New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Fairs

Dress for Success! Open to the Public! Bring your Resumes! State agencies and department representatives will be in attendance to meet with you to share employment opportunities in state government. source https://www.state.nj.us/csc/CSC%20Public%20Employment%20Fairs.pdf Read more →

Gloucester City Republicans Announce Names of Candidates for November 2022 Election

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 10, 2021)(CNBNews)--Republican Jason Fanning, a Gloucester City resident, and business owner released the following statement today pertaining to the November 8, 2022, municipal election for the city council. This past November Fanning ran an unsuccessful race against Democrat Rob Page for the one year unexpired at large seat. Fanning has not given up. His statement reads as follows; Gloucester City, I come to you to say, "Those who don’t change their mind, don’t change anything." We, as a nation, have been divided for so long and for so many reasons that don’t benefit us. That division... 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 →

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 →

Growing Up In Gloucester City: New City Patrolman Sworn-In April 1982, Retires As Deputy Chief

MEMORIES (CNBNewsnet)--Looking for some information in an old Gloucester City News we came upon this photo of Michael Kaye, who became a police officer in Gloucester City in 1982. By Wm. E. Cleary Sr. Twenty-seven years later in 2009, Officer Kaye had risen to the position of Deputy Police Chief and retired from his position with $100,000 extra in his pocket along with fringe benefits. The following explains how he and former Police Chief William Crothers walked away from their jobs as rich men. It should be noted that neither man did anything wrong to obtain the monies they received.... Read more →

Sadly Gloucester City 's Waterfront Remains Empty:

Cramer Hill Waterfront Park Built on a Landfill, Will Be The Largest Park in Camden City

Murphy Cuts Ribbon on Cramer Hill Waterfront Park The Landfill-Turned-Waterfront Park Will Be the Largest Park in City of Camden CAMDEN CITY (CNBNewsnet)– In late November Governor Phil Murphy cut the ribbon on Cramer Hill Waterfront Park, a landfill-turned-waterfront park in the City of Camden. The former Harrison Avenue Landfill, which operated from 1952 to 1971, was an 86-acre municipal landfill that was never properly closed and capped, leaving it vulnerable to illegal dumping years later. By Wm. E. Cleary Sr. The first 24 acres of the landfill were cleaned and converted to the Kroc Center in 2014 with $22... Read more →

Merry Christmas!Thomas Murphy's Pub Feeding Gloucester City Residents for FREE on December 24

Feeding Families for the Holidays “There are so many families in need in our region, and nobody should be alone or hungry,” Bob Nicodemo (Thomas Murphy's Pub Partner) photo Credit: Kevin York GLOUCESTER CITY, (December 23, 2021)(CNBNews)--Thomas Murphy's Pub, the popular neighborhood Irish pub located at 157 S. Burlington Street in Gloucester City, NJ, just minutes over the bridge from Philadelphia, has announced that they will feed families in their community for free on Friday, December 24th from noon to 2 p.m. Thomas Murphy’s Pub partner Bob Nicodemo said he hopes to feed Christmas dinners to 1,000 people for no... Read more →

Gloucester City Little League Stars 1950's

GROWING UP GLOUCESTER GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY(Summer 1955)--Members of the Gloucester City Little League All-Stars, the year 1955. First row, left too right, Ed Ferry, Chipper Miller, Bill Elenbark, Jack Collins, Charley Bernard (?). Second row, Toby Frymire, Tim Callnon, Jim McGee, Wayne Ives, Bob Luisi. Standing, Coach Laddie Mottram, Bob Bevan, Ed Hlopak, Coach Baile Herrington, Mike Green, Jim McLaughlin, Coach Ray Ford RELATED: GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY Read more →

What's UP in Gloucester City?

Kricket Comedy @ Holy City Publick House Thursday, December 9 at 7 PM Seating at 7:00 pm Show at 7:30 pm $15 in advance $20 day of show Headliner: Jake Mattera Featuring: Jess Cardella & Christopher Aileo Host: Eddie Gallagher Holy City Publick House | 332 Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City, +++++ +++++ Grocery day!! Saturday, Dec. 18 from 12 noon to 2 pm Blue Christmas Remembrance Service Sunday, Dec 19 2021 10:45 AM to 5 PM 741 Division St, Gloucester City, Publisher/HostTrinity United Methodist Church Gloucester City space donated as a public service by CNBNews Read more →

Gloucester City's Waterfront Remains Undeveloped, and is Wasting Away

SEE VIDEO BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews This past month a $10.5 million lawsuit was filed against the City of Gloucester City by Rocco D'Antonio, who was the developer of the proposed Organic Diversions Compost Plant in the Southport section of the City. The City in return counter sued the developer. The project was first announced in 2010 at a December 22 council meeting, at the time Mayor William James (now deceased) said a letter of intent was signed with D'Antonio to build the food-waste-to-energy facility at a cost of $30 million. The project was expected to generate... Read more →

UPDATED: Gloucester City Asking Residents for their Views on Improving the Neighborhoods in Irishtown

GLOUCESTER CITY. The City of Gloucester City is seeking feedback from people who live, work, shop, and eat in Irishtown for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). As stated by our new Mayor Dayl R. Baile, "Gloucester City's Mayor and Council value our neighborhoods and our businesses. The NPP program proves Gloucester City is where great things are happening!" The online survey will help determine the projects and priorities designed to revitalize and rejuvenate the areas which incorporate the following: a small portion of Powell Street and Market Street to the South; Market Street to... Read more →

CNBNews Archives:

A Good Idea For Gloucester City's Riverfront! ...How About A Nine-Hole Golf Course?

Editor's Note: We first published this article in September 2020. Former mayor Bob Bevan wrote a Letter to the Editor recently suggesting a similar proposal for the Southport area in Gloucester City. For anyone who might have thought Bevan's idea was far-fetched, you might want to read this article; you'll find there are communities across the country that are thinking the same as the former mayor. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: We Can't-Wait Any Longer, The Future Is Now! (CNBNEWS)-ST. LOUIS (September 2020)-— The Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis, one of the city’s most high-profile Superfund sites, is on... Read more →

Thank You Gov. Murphy! Price of New Jersey Duck Stamp increased after 25 years

Trenton, N.J. – Nov. 9, 2021 – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation into law that modernizes the state Duck Stamp, making it a more effective tool for wetlands conservation. Previously unchanged since 1996, the price of the stamp will be increased by $5 for residents and nonresidents. In May, the New Jersey State Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A.3897) to increase the price of the state duck stamp. Not long after, the State Senate followed suit by passing their own version of the legislation (S.3263), sending it to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. In 2020,... Read more →


UPDATED/CORRECTED Above artist sketch of Gloucester Vista, to be built in the city's Southport zone(the year 2005-06). GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (NOV. 11, 2021)(CNBNews)--Those local politicians involved in this failed project knew along that it would never be built because of the toxic chemicals buried in the ground. They also knew Southport is in a flood zone, the streets leading in and out of those 145 acres become impassable during heavy rainfall. Before a shovel could go into the ground that infrastructure was the first thing that had to be solved. But, it was rarely mentioned by local politicians. RELATED: Compost... Read more →

Charles “Bud” Reilly, Sr., of Missouri/Gloucester City; GCHS Alum, Member Sportsmen AC/Ducks Unlimited

Charles George Reilly, Sr. August 18, 1941 - November 05, 2021 Charles “Bud” Reilly, Sr. 1941-2021 Charles George Reilly, Sr. 80, Mound City, Missouri passed away Friday, November 5, 2021. He was born August 18, 1941, in Camden City, New Jersey to Charles and Margaret (Glascoe) Reilly. Charles married Alma Pedersen on September 7, 1963. She survives at home. He was an environmental engineer for Exide Corp. working in lead reclamation. Charles was a member of the Sportsman’s AC in Gloucester, NJ, and Ducks Unlimited Squaw Creek Chapter, and was inducted into the Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame in 2014. He... Read more →

UPSET!!! Former Gloucester City Resident Edward Durr, Defeats Incumbent Democrat Senate President (Video)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Edward Durr, left, defeated Senate President Steve Sweeney, spending just $153 on his campaign TRENTON, NJ (November 4, 2021)--Conservative Republican Edward Durr, a former Gloucester City resident has won the Third District Senate seat, beating Senate President Steve Sweeney, the second most powerful politician in the state of New Jersey. Durr, who is 58-year-old and lives in Logan EDWARD DURR Township, said his family moved from Gloucester City when he was 17 years old. Durr estimates he spent $153 of the $10,000 that he received in donations on his campaign. "The money went towards... Read more →

Marge Saunders, age 87, of Gloucester City, St. Mary's Parish Bookkeeper, Saints and Singers Member,

Gloucester City – (nee Pine) On November 1, 2021. Age 87. Loving wife of 60 years to the late Ralph J. Saunders, Jr. Cherished mother of Ralph J. Saunders, III, Maureen A. (Denis) Moran, Raymond Edward Saunders and the late David R. Saunders. Beloved grandmother of Ralph IV, Rachel, Sean (Kristie), David (Bianca), Abby, Emily, Raeann, Joseph and the late Matthew Moran. Loving great-grandmother of Ralph V, Daymion, Harper, Morgan, Sawyer and Olive. Dear Sister-In-Law of MaryAnn Saunders. Predeceased by her 12 siblings. Survived by loving niece Mary Jane (Jay) Goheen and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Marge... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL PHILADELPHIA: Four Seasons and Philadelphia Museum of Art Offer The Jasper Johns Exhibition

XPERIENCE “MIND/MIRROR” FROM ICONIC AMERICAN ARTIST JASPER JOHNS WITH FOUR SEASONS HOTEL PHILADELPHIA...The Hotel partners with the Philadelphia Museum of Art on an exclusive immersive package in Philadelphia and New York Philadelphia, PA-Embark on a full day excursion to experience the best of the Northeast’s world-class architecture, culinary expertise and art. Guests can travel from Philadelphia to New York to be completely engulfed in Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror exhibition, the most comprehensive retrospective celebrating an iconic American artist. The retrospective is divided between the two venues – Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art – with pairs... Read more →

Gloucester City Politics: Weed Out Our Unconcerned Politicians

VOTE COLUMN 3, SARA O'BRIEN, INDEPENDENT Gloucester City Council-Seat-At-Large VOTE NOVEMBER 2 paid for by Friends to Elect Sara O'Brien, Independent RELATED: GENERAL/POLITICAL NEWS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pitman and Gloucester City, Two Small Communities, One With Pride, The Other Without Read more →

GUEST OPINION: When Will This Silliness Stop? President Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed NYC Hall

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on another victim of the cancel culture: On October 18, New York City officials voted unanimously to remove a 7-foot-tall statue of Thomas Jefferson from the chambers of the New York City Council in City Hall. Perversely, the person most responsible for declaring Jefferson a racist is himself a racist, New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron. What should they do with the Jefferson statue? "I think it should be put in storage or destroyed or whatever," he said. Barron started his activist career as a member of the Black... Read more →

GLOUCESTER CITY POLITICS: Vote for Sara, Vote Independent

“10 Reasons to Vote for Sara O’Brien” 1. Youth Oriented 2. Energetic 3. Concerned Citizen 4. Educated 5. Good Listener 6. Open Minded 7. Communicator 8. Loves Gloucester City 9. Organized 10. Caring Vote “Column 3” Independent—Sara O’Brien for Council Submitted by Former Mayor Bob Bevan Read more →

*Camden County History Alliance Invites Public to History Month Events

Camden County History Month to Feature More Than Seventy History Events Camden NJ— The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join us for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2021, when thirty participating historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will be open with special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children. The vast majority of the more than seventy events and activities during the month are free. Camden County History Month is hosted by the Camden County History Alliance, an association of 50 Camden County history organizations, historic sites, and... Read more →

Gloucester City's Wall of Heroes

source Gloucester City Historical Society Ferdinand McWilliams, OF GLOUCESTER CITY enlisted, serving with Company D, Fourth New Jersey Volunteers. He enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class, or Ensign, at Trenton, April 27, 1861, with his regiment, to serve for three months. The Fourth New Jersey left the state for Washington, D. C., on May 3, with 37 commissioned officers and 743 non-commissioned officers and privates, a total of 777. On the evening of May 5, it reached the capital, and on the 9th it was ordered to go into camp at Meridian hill, where, within a few days the entire... Read more →

GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: Ferdinand McWilliams, of Gloucester City, Irish Immigrant, Civil War Veteran

(September 2, 1908)-Camden Post Telegram Company D, Fourth New Jersey Volunteers FERDINAND McWILLIAMS was born in Ireland. In 1870 at the time of the Census he gave his age as 41, this would translate into a birth date in 1828 or 1829. Other sources indicate his birth year as 1820 and 1830. He went to California by way of Cape Horn to seek his fortune in the California gold fields during the 1849 gold rush. He struck it rich and set out for home, only to be robbed, shot, and left for dead while crossing the Isthmus of Panama. He... Read more →

Third Street Row Homes Have Structural Issues; One Property Declared Unfit for Habitation/Occupancy

THIRD STREET ROW HOMES, starting on the right the addresses are 209, 211, 213, and 215. The 211 property has been declared unsafe for habitation, 213 is also empty; people are living in 209 and 215. According to Paul Clarke the owner of 211, the problem with the brick facade started when a contractor was doing work on 213 the adjoining property. (CNBNews photo) WILLIAM E. CLEARY SR. | CNBNews Dorothy Heade | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 24, 2021)--A row of Third Street homes, addresses 209, 211, 213, and 215, could be in danger of collapse because the... Read more →

The Red Coats to Invade Haddonfield, Saturday, June 4

Festivities begin at 9 am with The Skirmish beginning at 2 pm. Event is Free and Open to the Public. HADDONFIELD, NJ – The British are coming! On Saturday, June 4, 2022 the British will invade and be challenged on Kings Highway by colonial troops. Redcoats, on horseback, will charge, muskets will be fired, and the Continentals will delay the redcoats before they head off to the Battle at Monmouth. General Washington had ordered the militia to “annoy” the Redcoats, and so on June 4, 2022, we will again. This exciting reenactment event is free and open to the public.... Read more →

Construction on Fort Delaware Enhancements Start This Week

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin construction this week on several projects at Fort Delaware State Park that will improve visitor experience. All areas of the fort normally open to the public will remain open. The $3.7 million project, funded by multiple sources, includes the following enhancements at the fort: The tram path, which brings all visitors from the pier to the fort, will be stabilized and resurfaced. Trails between the restrooms, fort, barracks and heronry will be constructed with aggregates to be durable and prevent soggy shoes. The heronry observation platform will be rebuilt... Read more →

Remembering 9/11: A Dark Day in America's History

Sept. 3, 2021 | BY Beth Reece , Defense Logistics Agency United Airlines Flight 93 was soaring over Pennsylvania en route to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, when then-Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Keith Lippert ordered an announcement for all McNamara Headquarters Complex employees to shelter in the auditorium. Planes had already crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and where the fourth plane was headed only God knew. "The size of our building was a concern to me. It could've been a target," Lippert said two months shy of the... Read more →