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5th Annual Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade, Sunday, March 1st Starting at 1PM

CORRECTED: The date is Sunday, March 1 not March 3 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... 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 →


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 tennis courts on Park Boulevard. Did you know that 241 years ago, during the American Revolution, United States troops based in Haddonfield attacked a Hessian outpost at the western edge of Haddon Heights and... 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. The National Constitution Center’s exhibit, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, highlights the competing ideas of Hamilton and his rivals. At the Museum of the American Revolution, 2019 is the “Year of... 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 April 3-May 8: Introduction to Historic Interiors Historic Preservation Course at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Humanities April 3-17: "Middle East: New Perspectives" Lectures at the Center at Camden County College April 6: Vietnam... 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, daughter Karin, husband Benjamin Bashore, Ben’s son Thomas, siblings Bill McNeill, Samuel McNeill (passed 2016), Kathleen Coffman, and their families; Peggy’s brother Robert Davis and family, Peggy’s sister Lynn Davis, extended family across the... 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 Indian trail from “The Point” to the north, which they named “Kings Highway” (King Street) in hopes of someday seeing their King drive along its pine tree lines Thorofare. Front Street (Water Street) then... 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 two-story brick school house on Monmouth Street near Broadway was created, at a cost of $7,000, followed in 1868 by one at Cumberland and Ridgeway, costing $5,000 and in 1869 by the frame school... Read more →


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

RELATED: GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY SOME OF US may remember our parents saying some or all of the statements below. History does repeat itself. ***** Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter? If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store. When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we'd be better off leaving the car... Read more →


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

by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer POSTED: December 15, 1995 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 15, 1995)--Mazie E. Cleary, former co-publisher of the Gloucester City News whose bookkeeping wizardry and work ethic kept the paper going in the tough times, died Tuesday, December 12, 1995. She was 86 and lived in Gloucester City, N.J. Mazie Cleary and her husband of 62 years, George F. Cleary Sr., owned and operated the weekly newspaper from 1950 until 1985, when they sold it to their son William E.... Read more →


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

The first Gloucester City post office was established on July 28, 1845 at the southeast corner of King & Market Streets with William C. Mulford as the first postmaster. It is now the site of the Staiger store. On February 26, 1849, William H. Emery became postmaster and the office was moved to 106 N. Kings St. Postal Service in Gloucester City Local Post Office Marks Establishment of Mail Here in 1845 Too busy with war time mail and work, plus the shortage of manpower,... Read more →


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

by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer POSTED: June 21, 1994 Jim Cleary (left) and George Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 21, 1994)--George F. Cleary Sr., the prototype of the weekly newspaper editor who loved the small town he served, died Sunday after battling Parkinson's Disease and diabetes. He was 80 and lived in Gloucester City, N.J. Cleary was publisher and editor of the Gloucester City News from 1950 until he sold the paper to his son, William, and his wife Connie, in 1984. He... Read more →


WE NOMINATE JIM NICHOLSON

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Gloucester City High School is accepting nominations for their Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Requirements: Must have graduated at least 10 years ago; The individual must be successful in business, professional career, self employment, or exemplary in community-humanitarian service. A man we feel who meets all those requirements is James D. Nicholson, a long time resident of Gloucester City who lived in the 400 unit block of Walnut Avenue for decades. Jim died suddenly on February 22, 2019 at... Read more →