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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 →


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Area Schools Getting Millions; Waterfront Restaurant/Storage Facility for Brooklawn

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews LOVE YOUR MONEY--Washington has announced it is sending $2.765 billion to the state of New Jersey's Department of Education to be dispensed to school districts throughout the state. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files According to the Courier Post, the Camden City School District will receive the highest amount of funding – $100 million – under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund in the ARP Act. The funding formula is based on Title 1 No Child Left Behind standing and other factors. A random list of schools in the Camden County region and the money... Read more →


WOODBURY NEWS: The Historic Pillar House Being Restored

RESTORING ONE OF WOODBURY’S OLDEST HOMES: WORK IN PROGRESS! WORC is currently funding the conversion of the historic Pillar House at the northwest corner of Franklin Street and East Barber Avenue formerly German Street). One of Woodbury’s oldest homes, the structure dates back over 200 years. It reportedly served as a hospital for wounded Hessians during the Revolutionary War after the battle of Red Bank on October 22, 1777. In addition, it was an Inn and station where fresh horses were exchanged for tired ones when stagecoaches operated between intervening towns. In modern times, A landlord capitalized on its deteriorating... Read more →


Woodbury Councilwoman O'Connor Explains What Happened to the Old Carpenter Street School

Councilwoman O’Connor Woodbury History Lesson What is the ‘story’ behind the broken windows on the Old Carpenter Street School? In May, 2020 the police were dispatched to 55 Carpenter Street for a report of vandalism. Juveniles were suspected of being the culprits that threw the rocks, breaking a total of eight historical windows. These were not just your average windows and this building was not just your average structure. It has both local and national significance. A history we are proud to share. The vandalized property was the Old Carpenter Street School, built in 1840 by Joseph Tatum, a Philadelphian... Read more →


Gloucester City Little League Coach Dominic Staiano Retiring After 50 Years

UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City LL coach Dom Staiano looking at photos of some of the teams he coached over his 50-year career (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(May 9, 2021)--After 50 years of being a volunteer member of the Gloucester City Little League organization, Dominic Staiano has decided it is time that someone else takes his spot. The 81-year-old city resident got involved with the local Little League in 1971 helping to maintain the field and the equipment. A few years later when his son was old enough to play ball in the PeeWee Staiano... Read more →


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. EDWARD HUBBS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- On April 29, 2021. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Kim (nee Dorris). Devoted father of Thomas (Leighanne) Hubbs, Mike Hubbs, Kevin Hubbs and Brian Hubbs. Cherished grandfather of Noah and Alyssa. Dear Brother of Joe Hubbs, George Hubbs, Nancy Quieti and predeceased by Hubert Hubbs, Lowell Hubbs and Richard Hubbs. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Ed proudly served our country during Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965. He was a Police Officer for the Gloucester City Police Department. Ed was a 30 year devoted member of the Gloucester... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester Without Internet, Computers, Television or Cell Phones

UPDATED with new information below the original article William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The "Rough & Ready" guys are (bottom) from left, Jungle Murphy, Pete Coppola, Bob Grub, Beaver, Butch Shaffer (circle), Jake Burkardt, Bill "Wiby" Yeager, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Clements, Stanley Schellcroft. (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(April 26, 2021)--The other day we had a surprise visit from our long-time friend Howard Butch Shaffer. Butch has been living in South Carolina for some time but he was born and raised in Gloucester City. Invariably we got talking about our memories of Gloucester back in the day without the... Read more →


10 Classic Dating Modes That Have Come Back as New Trends

It's trendy to see, hear and talk about new trends these days. It goes for everything. And dating is not exempt from this practice as well. Every few days, there's a new dating trend that young people feel really excited to talk about knowledgeably. People have been doing these since men and women started dating each other. Only they were known by different names. So without further ado, let's delve into some of the top 'new' (nah… not really) dating trends. Ghosting What we want to tell you here is that these are nothing new, just like spank dating. A... Read more →


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

to Help Underrepresented College Students Launch Game-Changing Careers Baltimore, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s first and leading intercollegiate fraternity founded by African American men, is collaborating with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to ensure its members and those in their communities secure top-notch internships and high-trajectory jobs. MLT is a national nonprofit that provides Black, Latinx, and Native American talent with coaching, instructions, and networking contacts to excel in high-trajectory careers, secure economic mobility for their families, and become high-impact senior leaders equipped to advocate for vulnerable communities. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s partnership with MLT... Read more →


Face of Defense: Rocky Marciano, Undefeated Heavyweight Boxer and WWII Army Veteran

Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Rocky Marciano is the only heavyweight professional boxer to have finished his career undefeated. He also holds the record for the highest knockout-to-win ratio in world heavyweight title fights at 85.71%. Marciano gave himself his name because his real name, Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was said to be hard to pronounce by boxing promoters and sportscasters. Both of his parents were immigrants from Italy. In March 1943, he was drafted into the Army to serve in World War II. He was stationed... Read more →


Free Food for Camden County Residents Friday

Camden County has partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring FREE food distribution to those in need throughout Camden County. Drive-up only, While supplies last. Must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Read more →


WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6?

William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNews As we watch the impeachment circus on C-Span we keep waiting for someone from the Senate to bring out the truth about what actually happened that day, January 6. The Majority of Democrats instead insisted that Trump incited the crowd and was responsible for the storming of the Capitol building by his supporters. However, the recent letter from Steven A. Sund, former Chief of Police of the U.S.Capital Police to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, contains information about that day that proves just the opposite. And, as expected this information... Read more →


Paul Thomas Devine, Top Technology Teacher in Delaware, Real Estate Agent, and Contractor

Paul Thomas Devine Paul Thomas Devine, age 72 years, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 with his wife by his side. Mr. Devine was born on February 26, 1948, in Gloucester City, NJ, and was the second son of Richard and Grace Devine. Mr. Devine was a graduate of Gloucester High School and earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Glassboro State College in technology education. He accepted a teaching position with the Christina School District in Newark, DE where he remained 29 years teaching at both Central Middle School and at Glasgow High School.... Read more →


Gunboat Philadelphia Exhibition

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Gunboat Philadelphia exhibition has been reinterpreted and updated to include its recovery in 1935, a history of its display at Lake Champlain as well as early preservation and acquisition by the museum. This exhibition includes historical video footage of the raising of the Philadelphia from Lake Champlain accompanied by an interpretive cart that provides hands-on experience with preservation needs. Painted scrims provide the visitor with a simulated visual sense of the “underwater” space of the Philadelphia. New cases will display artifacts that were recovered with the gunboat as well as the crew payroll. About the Gunboat In October... Read more →


News from the City of Gloucester City's Website

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


DRPA Commissioners Approve Budget, Postpone Planned Toll Increases

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – Motorists who travel Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) bridges will not see any toll increases next year. Today, the DRPA Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to postpone a scheduled toll increase until at least 2022. The move marks the 10th year the DRPA has gone without a toll hike on its four bridges that cross the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey: the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross Bridges. The current toll schedule, implemented in July 2011, included automatic biennial increases in tolls based upon increases in the Consumer... Read more →


‘Hoagie Joe’ Mangano Succumbs at age 90, Owner of Gloucester Cold Cuts

Joseph A. Mangano Joseph A. Mangano “Joe” on November 25, 2020 of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester. Age 90. Loving husband for 65 years of Jean F. Mangano (nee Palumbo). Beloved father of Josephine Mangano. Cherished brother of Josephine Polizzi (the late George), Dorothy Bonadies (the late Joseph), Rita Lawson (the late Jerome) and the late Jean DeCandia (the late Lawrence). Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Joe had a big heart and loved spending time with his family. He was the owner of Gloucester Cold Cuts and was known as “Hoagie Joe”. Joe loved surprising the kids with candy... Read more →


Walt Burrows, Long-Time South Jersey Sports Writer

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


What can Bingo Sites do to Attract More Players From Gloucester?

(November 24, 2020)--Online bingo sites are doing their utmost to attract as wide a range of players as possible by offering a totally new experience online. The game has tried to shed its past image, when it used to be associated mainly with the elderly. Now, internet bingo sites are bringing in much wider demographics because of the diversity of games on offer. The main ways that bingo operators have done this have been through offering themed bingo rooms and alternative instant win games. Fishing Themes Bingo operators online are not limited to locality and, therefore, can try to appeal... Read more →


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

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


City of Gloucester City has a New Website

CNBNew Editor's Note: (Gloucester City, NJ)--At long last, the City of Gloucester City has a new website. The one the city has been using was introduced in 2007-08. The new site is supposedly more user friendly. Mayor Daniel Spencer released the following message to the public about the website. image source https://www.cityofgloucester.org Welcome to the new Gloucester City website! Please be sure to sign up for “Stay Connected” notifications to stay informed about the activity in the City. Mayor Dan Spencer The purpose of this new website is to improve our methods of communication and citizen engagement. I and the... Read more →


Video: Courage and Conviction, The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film addresses the current indictments against Christopher Columbus with boldness and exposes the motives behind the attacks of revisionist historians. Courage and Conviction shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic... Read more →


Memories of Gloucester City: Do You know Where This Is?

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(October 19, 2020)--Frank Devlin needs help identifying the location in the attached picture. The event is the 1930 American Legion Parade. The man on the horse is his grandfather J. Frank Devlin. He also appears on this site in an October 20, 2019 post. The notes on the bottom corner and at the top of the picture were made by my father Jack Devlin. I cannot make out the sign in the window of the store in the background, but the store window has a banner at the top that might read “Marvel Ice cream”. He would also... Read more →


OH! Hara's Slowly Dying One Brick at a Time

Boarded up OH! Hara's Pub, 22 N. King Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 28, 2020)Riding along King Street recently we noticed the former OH! Hara's restaurant/bar boarded up. A closer look revealed a window was recently broken on the Bergen Steet side of the building. Also on that side, at the top of the property, the door that leads to the fire escape was opened. We saw no one. At the top of the building the door leading to the fire escape stands open. Whenever it is windy it swings... Read more →


Gloucester City Residents! Did You Send In Your 2020 Census ?

Any questions Contact Ashley Hagan atrusdell@cityofgloucester.org Click here for City of Gloucester website Click here for Census website (U.S. Census Bureau)--Census workers have completed 96% of the 2020 Census “Update Leave” operation- where 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires are delivered to households in certain — often rural — areas across the country. In these areas, most households generally do not receive mail at their homes, so census workers drop off census materials in person. When the operation is complete, nearly every household nationwide will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census either in the mail or... Read more →


John B. Burkhardt, of Coudersport, formerly of Gloucester City; RE Developer, Inventor, Westville Police Officer, Army Veteran, Karate Instructor, GHS Alum Class of '62

John B. Burkhardt 1962 Graduate of GHS Coudersport, PA - John Barry Burkhardt, 77, of Coudersport, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport, PA. John was born on March 19, 1943, in Blackwood, NJ the son of the late Paul Edward and Susan (Seif) Burkhardt. He married the former Judith J. Kummerlen on November 25, John with his wife Judith J. (Kummerlen) Burkhardt. They were married for 53 years 1966 and they have celebrated 53 years of marriage. John was a graduate of Gloucester City Jr. & Sr. High School, Class of 1962. He was a veteran of... Read more →