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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 →


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 spotlight on what historical figures deserve to be commemorated in our public spaces. One figure that has come into question is Christopher Columbus and the statue erected in his honor that sits in Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street. Christopher Columbus became a symbol of Italian communities’ contributions to... 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 and get some postings up! I’ve got hundreds of them coming. I do not claim to be Mrs. Grammar when it comes to this blog. I write for fun, so I do apologize if things aren’t all that “proper.” This blog is about having a great time and showing... 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 to have her photo taken, joined Katie. The state's more than 600 school districts have been closed since March 16, with educators teaching remotely, because of the coronavirus outbreak. CNBNews photo RELATED: Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools Spencer Hopes Feds Bailout Small Towns; Schools... 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 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 and outside of the property. Tuesday, May 12, CNBNew contacted the person who placed the... 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 all Moms throughout the world on this special day. Our Mom is up to heaven... 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 in the '50s, '60s, and '70s it was not uncommon to find a corner grocery... 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 lack of funds. (but they did find the money to give others a raise). And... 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 Hodge from St. Mary’s, Charlie Kain, President of the New Jersey Irish Society, Tom Gurick... 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 residents and visitors. Gloucester City has a rich history of Irish heritage dating back to... 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 Jersey was one of only three Union states he did not carry.) He took the... 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 a week as cancer has spread to his bones. For a decade or more Bob... 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 of service to the community. He operated the first postal service from a one-story frame... 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 Deptford, or even the “Newbold” area of Westville. A 1656 Dutch map indicates that Fort... 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 Catholic Community. Mr. Beckett also served the school as Assistant Principal for Spiritual Formation for... 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 three total touchdowns in front of an estimated crowd of 400. Thursday's Kickoff is 10:30AM.... Read more →