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Growing Up Gloucester: Stuebings Appliance Basketball Team 1955

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ: The Carmen Palmiero League teams played in the Mary Ethel Costello High School, which later became the ME Costello Elementary School. Pictured (kneeling l. to r. )unknown, Bart Rettew, Joe Battersby, Jan Ferry, John Rowand. Standing (kneeling l. to r. )-Coach unknown, Fred Anzide, Rick Gonzales, unknown, Rocky Gianavito, unknown, unknown, unknown. Photo provided by Joe Battersby Related: Gloucester City History Gloucester City LIONS ALUMNI RAMS ALUMNI Memories Album Memories Album #2 Read more →


GROWING UP GLOUCESTER! Memorial AA Basketball

Memorial AA basketball team who played in the Gloucester City Carmen Palmiero League. Year mid-1950's. The games were played in the Mary Ethel Costello High School, which later became the elementary school Standing: (from L. to R.)Ray Marcucci, Bob McCaughey, unknown, Jungle Murphy, Al Brandt, unknown, Coach Bill Powell Sitting (L. to R.) Joe Connelly, Knute Cogan, Bob Miller, George Tennenberg, Doug Brown unknown, Gene Spence, Vince DiGiacomo, Edgar Peltz Sr. RELATED: Gloucester City History Gloucester City LIONS ALUMNI RAMS ALUMNI Read more →


Good News, Bad News, Gym Goes Rogue, Memories

TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GOOD NEWS! Housing Violator Stopped—A number of residents contacted CNBNews on Tuesday after reading a Facebook advertisement regarding a boarding house opening in a longtime residential property in the unit block of North Harley Avenue. The advertisement pertained to three rooms in the bungalow that was available. The upstairs attic and two rooms on the floor below. It mentioned there was good parking available and a large basement for storage. The Facebook ad showed the inside... Read more →


Happy Mothers Day to All The Moms in The World

EDITOR'S NOTE: We first published this article in 2008. Because it is such a great story we bring it out from our archives each year on Mother's Day to share with you again. 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 who passed away in 1995. I feel it is a nice tribute not An earlier photo of our mom only to her but to... Read more →


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CNB Business News:

Former Gloucester City Resident Opens "Sinfully Sweets" Candy Store in Atco

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews ATCO, NJ (February 25, 2020)--Former Gloucester City resident Judy Caporusso-Dietz has opened a candy store in Atco named Sinfully Sweets, 302 White Horse Pike, Atco, NJ 08004 (856-210-6102). Her memories of a neighborhood candy store on King Street was one of the reasons she dreamed of opening a similar store one day. Judy graduated from Gloucester High School and pursued numerous careers before undertaking her latest Judy with friend John Quinesso, Jr. adventure. In most Gloucester City neighborhoods... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Philanthropy Week

x Announcing our 3rd Annual Philanthropy Week! In 3 weeks, March Madness returns to Gloucester Catholic. Your support of #OurWeekForGC makes a profound difference. Starting March 23rd, it's your chance to show pride and gratitude for the impact that GC has on each of us. We thank you in advance. VENMO @gcramsgiving ONLINE http://gchsrams.org/wordpress/?p=10085 TRADITIONAL MAIL Kindly make check payable to: Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Memo PW 2020 Read more →


Oliver J. Stetser, A Life Well and Truthfully Led

By Joseph Hargesheimer Gloucester City History in Photos GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 2020)--Hard to believe, but less than 100 years ago, if you were a married teacher, Gloucester City did not want you. In 1929, 10 married Oliver J. Stetser (Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer) woman, who were teachers in town, filed a suit against the board of education because they were being passed over for raises. They claimed it was because they were married, but the B.O.E. said it was because of a... Read more →


1000's Attend St. Mary's/ Gloucester City Irish Parade (photos)

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 3, 2020)--This year's parade, held Sunday, March 1, was "much bigger than last year", said Mayor Dan Spencer. "Between all the marchers and spectators it was estimated upwards of 5,000 people in town.'" Spencer said, "I would like to extend my appreciation to all of our parade sponsors especially the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, all of our great city employees from the Public Works Department, Police and Fire Departments, Camden County Special Events Department, Msgr. William... Read more →


*Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade, Sunday, March 1

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- The NJ Irish Society presents events and initiatives year-round as part of paying tribute to our strong history of tradition. Based in the heart of Gloucester City, NJ Irish Society was formally founded in 2019 after serving the community as a whole for decades, with our event roster featuring the sensational “can’t miss” Irish Parade and growing series of cultural programming and festivities. The New Jersey Irish Society is vested in sustaining a vibrant community with excellent quality of life for the... Read more →


‘With malice toward none; with charity for all …’

Written by Carl Peters/Diocese of Camden After years of civil war, Abraham Lincoln was under pressure to drop the abolition of slavery as a condition for peace with the confederate forces. He refused, saying, “The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what may.” “When Lincoln said this, he fully expected to lose the election in November,” the Civil War historian James M. McPherson noted. But a couple of major military victories helped sweep him to victory. (New... Read more →


Long-Time Gloucester City Resident and Vietnam War Veteran Needs Our Help

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)—Bob Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, needs some help from his friends and residents of the community. Bob is battling stage 4 prostate cancer. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. He believes his cancer was caused by Agent Orange which was dropped on the jungles of Vietnam by U.S. planes and helicopters to kill the heavy vegetation. Bob Kotter (2018 CNBNews photo) Recently his chemotherapy was increased to four times... Read more →


Men/Women who Have Forged the Character, Spirit of the City of Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 3, 2020)--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The First Settlement on the Delaware, a history of Gloucester City, was written by Louisa W. Llewellyn and released in 1976. For those interested the book has been digitized and can be found on the Gloucester City Library website here. Below is an excerpt from the book Dr. William C. Mulford, Gloucester's first physician, came to CNBNews graphic files Over 16,000 Artifacts of Gloucester City's History in Storage at the NJ State Museum Gloucester in 1945 and contributed many years... Read more →


EARLY HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH OF WESTVILLE

WESTVILLE, NJ--Long before the first European colonists arrived in this area, native American Indians of the Leni Lenape tribe had areas of settlement along the Delaware River and its tributaries. Big Timber Creek was no exception. Indian artifacts have been found here in Westville indicating that the Delaware tribe inhabited the area. In 1624, the Dutch built a fort in our vicinity. Historians have argued for years about the possible location of Fort Nassau. Its’ site has been thought to be in Gloucester City, West... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Principal Ed Beckett Selected as Grand Marshal For St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Gloucester Catholic Principal Ed Beckett has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the Fifth Annual St. Mary's Parish and Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, March 1 starting at 1:00 pm. Mr. Beckett will receive his Grand Marshal sash from Bishop Sullivan at the 9:30 am Irish Mass at St. Mary's Church.. Mr. Beckett has served as Gloucester Catholic's Principal since August 2013 and is highly regarded for his work with youth and his devotion to the... Read more →


The Renewal of GLOUCESTER'S GAME (Rams v Lions)....plus Videos of previous Contests

The excerpt below is from the Renewal of Friendship booklet which was released in 1993 when the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic was resumed. Related: Two and One-Half-Hours The football teams from the two schools will meet tomorrow (Thursday) at the John Lynch Field at Gloucester High School, Rt. 130 and Market Street. The Rams won last year's contest 30 to 14. Gloucester Catholic's junior running back Dashaun Harris finished that game with 222 yards on 23 carries and... Read more →


CNBNews Tips/Snippets: Growing Up Gloucester; White Supremacist a Fireman; Graffiti Problem in City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GROWING UP GLOUCESTER--Back in the day, everyone knew everyone in Gloucester City. In those days it wouldn't be unusual if you even knew some members of the outlaw Pagan's MC, who had one of the first chapters in the state located in Gloucester City. The head of that chapter was a childhood friend of my wife Connie. He went through the local school system and graduated with her and other members of the GHS Class of '62. Related: New... Read more →


70 Plus Attend "Ray Ford Old Timers" Event in October

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 18, 2019)--The 70-some former athletes from Gloucester City High School and Gloucester Catholic High School had a great time October 18 at the newly reorganized second annual Ray Ford-Leon Harris, Sr. Sports Night, which was also the 47th anniversary of the original “Ray Ford Oldtimers.” Ray Ford (above) formed the group in 1972. When it first started the turnout would number close to 200 people. But, today, many of those individuals have passed on including Ford. With a number of first-time... Read more →


Three Medical Marijuana Businesses Meet with Gloucester City Officials

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2019)--The New Jersey Department of Health is presently reviewing three proposals/applications for medical marijuana facility to be built in the state in the near future. According to NJ.com Green Leaf Medical, New Jersey met with the Gloucester City Planning Board and presented a plan for cultivation, extraction and a dispensary operation in the Southport section of the City, located at Charles and Water Streets. That area was once the home of several industrial facilities,... Read more →


Gloucester City History: Devlin's Haberdashery

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Frank Devlin sent us this photo of his grandfather's haberdashery at 603 Monmouth street before the 1929 financial crash. Years later the store was the home of Pete Pellegrino's barber shop Pictured: Jack Devlin, Frank's father at age 7, is dressed in white for his First Holy Communion. The store window is Devlin's haberdashery store at 603 Monmouth Street in Gloucester City, NJ. Jack's parents, J. Frank and Alice are also seen here. RELATED: Gloucester City History Read more →


Camden County History Month Now Through October 31

The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join them for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2019, when 30 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 fifty events and activities during the month are free. A full schedule of all 55 events during Camden County History Month, with hours and locations, is available on camdencountyhistoryweek.com. Visit... Read more →


HS SPORTS: Lions Searching for a Win (0-2); Rams Face Clearview Saturday

By Josh Lashley | CNBNews Contributor Gloucestercitynews.net (September 18, 2019)-- The Gloucester City High School football program will be in search of its first win of the season when they travel to Pitman for a contest on September 20. The Lions (0-2 record) versus Panthers (1-1 record) game should be intriguing on quite a few levels. “Our kids are very excited for this match up,’’ Gloucester City head coach Rob Bryan said. “Our quarterback, Gavin Callahan, was a former Pitman player. I know this means... Read more →


Camden County History Month to Feature More Than 50 History Events

Gloucestercitynews.net--Camden City, NJ— The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join us for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2019, 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 fifty events and activities during the month are free. Camden County History Month is hosted by the Camden County History Alliance, an association of 49 Camden County... Read more →


*VIDEOS: Army Lt. Colonel Jim Nicholson Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (August 19,2019)—Army Lt. Col. James D.Nicholson of Gloucester City, New Jersey was laid to rest on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Approximately 80 people (family and friends) attended the service. The friends included retired military, former intelligence officers, military contractors, fellow journalists, along with Gloucester High School alumnus from the Class of 1960. Over his lifetime Mr. Nicholson worked for the Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, as well as serving in the U.S. Army and Marines.... Read more →


10 ways to get kids reading this summer

Creative ideas for encouraging children to beat the heat and hit the books. by: GreatSchools Staff | July 18, 2019 ¿En español? School’s out, the days are longer, and suddenly kids have time on their hands, and you’d like them to put down their tablet and pick up a book. After all, studies show children who read when they’re out of school do better academically than those who avoid cracking open a book. California Library Association is asking patrons across the state to encourage their... Read more →


CNBNews JULY 2019 CHEERS & JEERS

UPDATED/CORRECTED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net photo)--The Gloucester Train Station is slowly rotting away. This recent photo was taken at the front of the building. Windows are all broken and boarded up. There is trash laying about, along with empty whiskey bottles, empty glassine bags, empty NARCAN nasal spray containers, and a sleeping bag and cushion. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews JEER-The historical Gloucester Train Station, located at Monmouth Street and the Railroad has been sitting empty now for at least five years. Because it... Read more →


A History of Camden County

By Gail Greenberg Visit the Camden County Historical Society Web Site to learn more… “Let it be remembered,” wrote Thomas Sharp in 1718, “That upon the nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty-one, Mark Newby, William Bates, Thomas Thackara, George Goldsmith and Thomas Sharp set sail from the harbor…of Dublin…We took our land in tract together…bounding in the forks of Newton Creek and so over to Cooper’s Creek…” Sharp’s narrative account of the first permanent European... Read more →


GreatSchools.org: Six Dangerous Teen Trends

You really don’t want to know about these dumb and dangerous things some teens are doing — but you should. by: GreatSchools Staff | The Tide pod challenge It started as a spoof and then went viral in one of the most baffling social media trends of 2017: teens posting memes and videos of themselves pretending to gorge on laundry detergent pods by stuffing them in their mouths and chewing them up. Tide Pods have been a concern for consumer protection groups since their release... Read more →


Camden County Celebrates Three Big History Events

Camden County has celebrated three big history events during this past month. The Camden County History Alliance was honored with an award for our Heritage Tourism Plan on June 5th. On June 8th, the first South Jersey History Fair was held on the grounds of the Gabreil Daveis Tavern Museum House. Then on June 17th, the Camden County Historical Society unveiled a historical marker acknowledging the sale of enslaved Africans at ferry terminals in Camden during the 1700s. To learn more about these historic occasions,... Read more →


Memories: Gloucester City Letter Carriers and Support Staff (Year Unknown)

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ The Gloucester City Post Office crew, year unknown. Front row - (L. to R.) Bob Valario, Mike Foley, Chris Litle, Tim King, George Cleary, Mike Rofrano, Linda Shiflet. Back row - Ray Swanson, Carl Reiman, Cliff Prescott, John McLeer, Steve Lipski, Joe Sloan, Eric Waters. Letter carriers no longer work out of the Gloucester City Post Office. A few years ago they were moved to a building on Mount Ephraim Avenue, Camden City published Gloucestercitynews.net | June 23, 2019 Related: Gloucester City... Read more →


Flood Destroys Memorabilia at Gloucester City Historical Society

Related: Gloucester City History William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 21, 2019)--The heavy rain that has hit the South Jersey region recently has caused flooding of major highways and side streets. That flooding has also destroyed family memorabilia and old photos stored in basements of homes and businesses. The heavy rains washed out Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) The Gloucester City Historical Society, located on North King Street across from the Fire Department told the Courier-Post today that the water... Read more →


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 Pride. Honorees have led lives of purpose and have given a great deal back to their communities. For each of them, their road to success traveled through the halls of GHS. 2019 Inductee James D.... 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 passed away in 1995. I feel it is a nice tribute not only to her but to all Moms throughout the world on this special day. Our Mom is up heaven but how much I... 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 held on May 11th at twelve historic sites around the county. Explore the architectural heritage of Camden County, spanning from 1726 to the early 20th century, with beautifully restored historic structures. Built in Camden County... Read more →