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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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Should Christopher Columbus Statue Remain in Place at Marconi Plaza?

Christopher Columbus Monument and Railing Sculpture of Nina Pinta and Santa Maria in Marconi Plaza source Wikipedia PHILADELPHIA PA (June 25, 2020)--Like many communities across the country, Philadelphia is experiencing a reckoning about the legacy of systemic racism and oppression in this country. Part of addressing that history is putting a... Read more →


A TOUR OF GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ by Yummygal

January 9, 2015 by Yummygal/ SOUTH JERSEY HISTORY AND ADVENTURES Before we go ahead… I would like to say a few words… Hi and Happy New Year!!! I have a lot of goodies planned for you this year. Now that it is extremely cold outside, I have time to sit down... Read more →


WE MISS OUR CUBS!

CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 1, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Katie Ahern, a teacher at the Cold Springs Early Childhood Center in Gloucester City was standing near the entrance to the building Monday morning on Cold Springs Drive with a "We Miss Our Cubs" sign. Our Peyton, who can never turn down a chance... Read more →


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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.”... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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 the... 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 Hamilton.... 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 University-Camden... 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 Ross,... 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 old... 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, the... Read more →