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Gloucester High School Distinguished Alumnus to be Honored Wednesday Night

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 21, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Gloucester High School will hold their annual “Academic Awards Night” on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. and will induct the following alumni into branches of their Academic Achievement Hall of Fame: Distinguished Alumnus Distinguished alumni who exemplify the school's motto of Partnership, Performance, and... Read more →


HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Editor's Note:The article was first published here on Mother's Day in May 2008. It was found why searching the Internet. The author is unknown. I was looking for a photo to use with it and I thought why not use a picture of our mother, Mazie (Tucker) Cleary (below) who... Read more →


Built in Camden County Day to Highlight Architectural Heritage

Gabriel Daveis Tavern Museum House, built in 1756, will be one of three colonial buildings open for tours for Built-in Camden County Day on May 11th. The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to celebrate Camden County's architectural heritage with the first Built in Camden County Day to be... Read more →


Historical Society Hosts Program on the Battle of Gloucester

The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to an illustrated lecture on “The Battle of Gloucester, 1777—Where Lafayette Won His Spurs” on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Camden County Historical Society, 1900 Park Boulevard, Camden NJ. Free parking is available in the parking lot beside... Read more →


Hamilton's Legacy Endures In Philadelphia

His Greatest Achievements Took Place In Philadelphia photo courtesy of vulture.com PHILADELPHIA, PA--Freedom fighter, statesman, financial genius, adulterer. These are the impressions Alexander Hamilton has left on his Broadway-based fans. But the sites and exhibits in Philadelphia, especially in the city’s Historic District, prove there’s plenty more to the real... Read more →


April 2019 Camden County History Alliance Events

APRIL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Click each link below to open the event flyers, or scroll down to view all events. April 1: "Walt Whitman in the Civil War" at The Center at Camden County College April 2: "In Search of the Underground Railroad: Connecting People, Places, and Things" at Rutgers... Read more →


Jack McNeill, of Princeton; Past Gloucester City Resident, Retired Dentist, Vietnam War Vet

Jack's Cheer captured in Montreal in 1984 PRINCETON,NJ (March 23, 2019)--Thomas John “Jack” McNeill, D.D.S. at 84 years passed peacefully March 12, 2019 in Princeton Hospital hospice. He will be forever adored by his wife Peggy “My Bride” married 60 years, son Keith, wife Toffee Albina, their children Claire and... Read more →


The Part 11:

The Early History of the City of Gloucester City: The Settlement; Industry: The Bleachery

The Permanent Settlement In 1661, another group of colonists from Dublin, Ireland, under the leadership of Robert Zane, arrived at Gloucester Point aboard “Ye Owners Adventure,” joined those who had not moved to Burlington and again began laying out a town worthy of distinction. The first roadway cleared was and... Read more →


The Part 10: The Early History of the City of Gloucester City: Schools of The City

The log school house in the woods was used until 1830, when a frame house was built east of Union Cemetery and served for a number of years. It was then sold and a brick house, now occupied as a dwelling, was erected near Broadway and Hudson Streets. In 1859,... Read more →


Memories from the Past: THE YEAR WAS 1955...

RELATED: GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY SOME OF US may remember our parents saying some or all of the statements below. History does repeat itself. ***** Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter? If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody... Read more →


Mazie E. Cleary, age 86, Former Co-Publisher of the Gloucester City News

by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer POSTED: December 15, 1995 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 15, 1995)--Mazie E. Cleary, former co-publisher of the Gloucester City News whose bookkeeping wizardry and work ethic kept the paper going in the tough times, died Tuesday, December 12, 1995. She was 86 and lived... Read more →


Part 9: The Early History of the City of Gloucester City: 1845 Mail Delivery Begins; A City is Born; 1st Boy Scouts

The first Gloucester City post office was established on July 28, 1845 at the southeast corner of King & Market Streets with William C. Mulford as the first postmaster. It is now the site of the Staiger store. On February 26, 1849, William H. Emery became postmaster and the office... Read more →


George F. Cleary Sr., The Prototype of the Weekly Newspaper Editor

by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer POSTED: June 21, 1994 Jim Cleary (left) and George Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 21, 1994)--George F. Cleary Sr., the prototype of the weekly newspaper editor who loved the small town he served, died Sunday after battling Parkinson's Disease and diabetes. He was... Read more →


WE NOMINATE JIM NICHOLSON

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Gloucester City High School is accepting nominations for their Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Requirements: Must have graduated at least 10 years ago; The individual must be successful in business, professional career, self employment, or exemplary in community-humanitarian service. A man we feel who... Read more →


Part 8: Early History of The City of Gloucester City: Washington Hall; United Mutual Loan Assn.

CNBNews Note: The above building today is used for the City's Municipal Offices February 28, 2019 | CNBNewsnet Washington Hall The building located on King Street north of Hudson Street and known as Washington Hall, was erected by David S. Brown to service the needs of his mill employees. This... Read more →


(7)Early History of The City of Gloucester City: Gingham Mills, Iron Works, Shad, Race Track

Gingham Mills The Gloucester Gingham Mills having organized in 1872 under a charter from the Legislature of New Jersey, forthwith set about (under the able management of Mr. Philip H. Fowler, as superintendent) discarding its obsolete machinery and enlarging its walls for the most improved machinery of the day. It... Read more →


PART 6: Early History of The City of Gloucester City: The Brick Building; Library; Rotary Club

Building at King and Monmouth The three-story brick building now standing on the northeast corner of Monmouth and Kings Streets has an old historic background. The first person known to occupy the building was Dr. Wm. C. Mulford who came to Gloucester in 1845. In addition to housing the doctor’s... Read more →


PART 5: Early History of The City of Gloucester City: Bill Thompson, The Duke of Gloucester

William J. Thompson GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(Originally published 1964)--(CNBNewsnet)--William J. Thompson (aka The Duke of Gloucester) was born in County Derry, Ireland, October 15, 1848. His father was Patrick Thompson. Fourteen generations of the family were born in the same house. William J. was 13 years of age when he emigrated... Read more →