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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 (XVII)

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 →


THE-37-YEAR HISTORY OF THE FAILED WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT IN GLOUCESTER CITY

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 →


ATTENTION Gloucester City Residents EPA Virtual Public Meeting Sept. 8 Re: Contaminated Groundwater

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)--Photo of the Gloucester City Water Works, Johnson Blvd. The Grand Opening of this facility was September 2010. The new plant was built by L. C Construction of Williamstown, for the amount of $ 9,636,000. The City funded the project through a low interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Program. The original plant was constructed in 1880s. The reservoir and filter building were constructed in 1883, while the settling tank and pump house were constructed in 1921. The main treatment equipment, which are the pressure sand filter tanks were installed in 1959. Despite spending... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: January 2, 1901 Gloucester City News Files

CORRECTION/UPDATED GLOUCESTER CITY NJ(CNBNews)(September 7, 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 you leading up to that event. This article is from The Post Telegram dated January 2, 1901. RELATED: The Camden Post Telegraph Reports on 1905 Gloucester City Bd of Ed Meeting GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: Thousands of Catholics Come Out To See St. Mary's May Procession Reprinted from The Post Telegram with permission January 2, 1901 Read more →


THE FIFTIES THE GREATEST DECADE OF ALL TIMES

+++++++++++ submitted by John Dunkirk..."I have no idea who wrote the poem below but it is right on!" The Land That Made Me ME Long ago and far away, In a land that time forgot, Before the day of Dylan Or the dawn of Camelot There lived a race of innocents And they were you and me. Ike was in the White House In that land where we were born Where navels were for oranges And Peyton Place was porn. We learned to drive in drivers-ed Washed our hair at dawn We spread our crinolines to dry In circles, on... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING THROUGH GLOUCESTER CITY, BROOKLAWN, WESTVILLE (XIII)

South Broadway and George Street WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOCIETY TODAY? Sitting on the curb at South Broadway and George Street on Monday morning was this disgusting-looking pile of garbage. Just a few feet away is a trash receptacle, apparently, the slob that left this crap on the sidewalk is not a member of the Green Generation. We can also say with certainty the person has no respect for the community of Gloucester City. According to multiple sources on the internet “Generation Green,” millennials and Gen Z supposedly demonstrate environmentally and socially conscious consumer behavior. With rising spending power and... Read more →


Joe Townsend (JT) Long-Time Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Bellmawr Letter Carrier Headed to Greener Pastures

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 27, 2021)--Joe Townsend, aka JT, has finally decided the time has come to end his lustrous career as a Letter Carrier. His last day will be Saturday, August 28. Joe actually started with the post office when they had the Pony Express. Yep, he has been around that long. Ask him he will gladly show you the blisters he got from that saddle, back in the day. On second thought, that is not a pretty sight, it is best you don't. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ The Gloucester City Post Office crew,... Read more →


10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Irene

This week is the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene, which impacted many of the Caribbean Islands and several states along the eastern U.S., from South Carolina to Maine. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science played a vital role in helping inform preparedness and response efforts for the storm. Irene, which at one point was a category three hurricane, brought destructive storm surge, extreme winds, record-breaking rainfall and flooding. Many communities found themselves isolated after the storm passed, as roads and bridges were washed out. Several lives were lost and damages were in the billions of dollars. Days before the storm... Read more →


Gloucester City Historical Society: Researching Gloucester City

For those researching Gloucester, this page intended to provide some guidance about Gloucester and the area. Things to consider: Gloucester was once in Gloucester County NJ, but in 1844 became part of present day Camden County, NJ. Gloucester County once included all of present-day Atlantic, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. Gloucester Town was the county seat of Gloucester County until 1786. Present-day Gloucester Township NJ is not the same as Gloucester City. But "Gloucester Town Township" was a thing and Gloucester was part of it. Gloucester City was part of Union Township from 1833-1868. Centre Township was once part of Union... Read more →


Gloucester City History: The Birth Place of Rock N Roll

Billy Haley and The Comets at The Twin Bar in Gloucester City The Twin Bar is considered to be one of the birthplaces of Rock n' Roll music." The Twin Bar, Broadway & Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ ( Currently closed and is in danger due to disrepair. ) Bill Haley is considered to be one of the first true rock stars and as such, Gloucester City can be considered one of the birthplaces of Rock 'n Roll. In 1951, Bill Haley and his band then known as the Saddlemen started playing in Gloucester City at the Twin Bar on... Read more →


ALWS Championship 1 p.m. Wednesday: Defending Champions Idaho Will Face Honolulu

SHELBY NC--Defending American Legion World Series champions Idaho Falls, Idaho, will face Honolulu in the 2021 ALWS championship game at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The championship game was postponed from Tuesday due to inclement weather. The game will be televised on ESPNU. You can also follow the action on the American Legion World Series app, available for download through the Apple Store and Google Play, and on social media through the American Legion Baseball and ALWS Shelby Twitter feeds. Here’s a look at how the teams made it to the championship game: Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 The 2019 American... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: A Look Back at The Wildwoods By The Sea 1950 and 1960/VIDEO

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)-WILDWOOD, NJ--A 1960 documentary (see below) about the Wildwoods will bring back fond memories from those of us who grew up vacationing in this resort during the '50s and '60s. Although this was 60 years ago it seems like yesterday for some of us. Remember the smell of the sea when you got off the parkway and drove the last few miles into Wildwood along the Rio Grande Blvd. hoping you didn't get stuck in traffic when the bridge opened for a fishing boat. All the nightclubs with live bands such as the Riptide... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: Thousands of Catholics Come Out To See St. Mary's May Procession

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ(CNBNews)(July 23, 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 you leading up to that event. This article is about Saint Mary's Parish, Monmouth, and Atlantic Streets, and its yearly May Procession in honor of the Blessed Mother according to the Camden Post Telegraph May 1912 issue. Thousands of people came out to watch it on this particular day. From the article, It was one of the most impressive and most unique processions in the history of the church... Read more →


Joel Taylor Arrested for Gloucester City Shooting; Charged with Attempted Murder and other Crimes

VICTIM SHOT SEVEN TIMES UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 17, 2021)--Residents in this small community of 11,000 plus people have been waiting a week for more information about a shooting last Saturday night on the 300 unit block of Essex Street. One person was shot seven times, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Some media outlets are reporting the victim is a 18-year-old Gloucester City man. The suspect who allegedly committed the crime, is from Camden City. Camden and Gloucester City share the same border. Essex Street is about a mile from Camden.... 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 →


DEVELOPING STORY: SHOOTING IN GLOUCESTER CITY, VICTIM IN STABLE CONDITION

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 11, 2021)--There was a shooting Saturday night on the 300 unit block of Essex Street, near Burlington Street. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic According to Brian Morrell, Gloucester City Police Chief/City Administrator, "The last update is the victim is in stable condition. A suspect has been identified. All other information will be released by the Camden County Prosecutors Office." We have reached out to the CCPO for the particulars of what happened and are waiting for a reply. CNBNews received several inquires about the incident around 10 PM Saturday night. According to the... 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 →


GOOD NEWS: Norwescap to Host First Annual NorwesFes

Social Gatherings are Back...Outdoor festival and fundraiser presented by ShopRite to assist low-income families PHILLIPSBURG, NJ June 8, 2021 – Norwescap, a social services nonprofit helping individuals and families with low income throughout northwest New Jersey, is excited to announce NorwesFest -- its first outdoor festival and fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at beautiful Ort Farms in Long Valley, NJ. The one-day, two-event festival offers an all-inclusive experience for families during the day, and an exclusive, elegant experience for adults in the evening. All proceeds will support Norwescap’s mission to create opportunities that positively impact... 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 →