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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 in Wales in the United Kingdom where he helped ferry supplies across the English Channel to Normandy, France, after the June 6, 1944 invasion. Spotlight:... 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 has gotten very little attention from the mainstream media or the Democrats in Congress. Sund said at 12:52 PM he received word that a pipe... 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. Mr. Devine was a highly successful teacher and was named Technology Teacher of the Year for the State of Delaware. He was also the advisor... 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 1776, American troops in a ragtag collection of newly built boats faced an advancing line of British ships on Lake Champlain in New York. The... 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 and improvements. A city owned property at 320 Market Street was sold to the St. Joseph's Carpenter Society for $1. The organization has renovated a... 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 Price Index (CPI) for the Philadelphia region. Today’s motion marks the fifth time that the Board postponed these planned toll increases. In addition to voting... 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 and treats. He enjoyed reading the newspaper and playing the lottery. He will be missed deeply by his family and friends. Services private at the... 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 Hinde & Dauche Paper Company, King and Fifth Street, Gloucester City, and also continued to cover sports for The Gloucester City News. "Walt always gave... 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 to players from different places all over the world. In order to do this, they have to provide a vast range of games that are... 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 not too long ago he found a naked couple asleep in the back of his bus. "They broke into the bus. I woke them up... 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 Council Members have worked diligently for you, the residents of this community, this past year and are open to your suggestions on how we can... 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 and an American. 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 like to know if this was a Memorial Day or 4th of July parade and what the route was? Editor's Note: I think the building... 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 back and forth. (CNBNews photo) We were told by a Gloucester City firefighter who was standing nearby at the firehouse that the door springs open... 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 from a census worker. As of June 18, 61.5% of households have responded to the census. The U.S. Census Bureau urges households to respond now... 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 the U.S. Army from 1962-1965 in the Airborne Division as a Paratrooper. While in the army he trained in Goju Ryu Karate and earned a... 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 U.S. history, but scholars and historians have uncovered first-hand documentation establishing that his arrival in the Americas also marked the beginning of the displacement and... 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 folks what is out there in South Jersey. I try not to get too technical in matters and attempt to explain things as easily as... 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 to Be Demolished; Development Plans In Limbo What Has Happened To Our Beloved America? CNBNews April & May Cheers and Jeers CNB Opinion: A Change... 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 advertisement and asked over the phone if she was still accepting tenants. She said, "There are a number of people who have answered the advertisement... 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 now but how much I wish that she was here today so I could have just one more chance to tell her how much she... 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 store within walking distance of your home. Besides selling groceries, deli meats, etc. and newspapers; many of the stores sold penny candy. Judy said, "As... 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 so a hearing was scheduled before the New Jersey State Commissioner of Education. At the hearing, the lawyer for the board of education told the... 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 our MC, Bob Kelly from Fox 29 News, Principal Ed Beckett our Grand Marshall from Gloucester Catholic High School, Dr. Dennis Vespe and Principal Sean... 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 the 1600’s when Irish Quakers first settled in the Town of Gloucester, now known as Gloucester City. That tradition continues today with the City ranking... 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 oath of office for his second term as president on March 4, 1865. Lincoln was never a member of a church, so political opponents had... 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 lived in the family home in the 400 block of Market Street taking care of his elderly parents. He cooked their meals, kept them and... 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 building he owned on the southeast corner of King and Market Streets. From 1847 he was active in the administration of the school system, first... 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 Nassau was located on the south bank of Big Timber Creek where it empties into the Delaware River, which means it probably was within our... 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 8 years. An alumnus of the Gloucester Catholic Class of 1978, he previously taught at St. Joseph's Preparatory School and served as an administrator 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 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. The Rams lead the series, 22-21-1. BY G.J. FERGUSON (CNBNewsnet)(Gloucester City NJ)(Nov. 27, 2019)--It has been nearly three decades since the last City-Series game was... 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 Jersey Crime Investigators Say Pagan's MC Expanding Into State After we got married we lived in one of the row homes in the 700 block of Powell Street. This one particular day in 1967, Connie was sitting outside on 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 (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 attendees (14) and a good turnout of old-timers, there was much laughter, story-telling and fabulous memories of past teams, games, players, and friends. Our special thanks to those who made this affair a success: A great committee for organizing the... 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, such as GAF, Harshaw/Amspec Chemical, NJ Zinc, and Atlantic Richfield. For 30 years or more, the large acreage has been vacant. Some plots of ground are still being cleaned of toxic chemicals. Presently there is a similar type of medical... 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 the facebook page at facebook.com/camdencountyhistoryalliance for additional details, or pick up an event guide from any of the historic sites or at the Camden County Historical Society at 1900 Park Boulevard in Camden. 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 a lot to him. This is a team that is hungry for varsity football as they had been strictly JV for a few years because of low numbers. It is a team that cannot be underestimated. They have a lot... 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 history organizations, historic sites, and support agencies. The History Alliance was created in 2016 to identify resources, increase the number of visitors, and institute projects that promote Camden County heritage. The Camden County Historical Society manages the work of the... 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. At age 69 Col. Nicholson was activated and served a year in the Iraq. Nicholson was named a GHS Distinguished Alumni in May. Colonel Nicholson died from heart failure on Friday, February 22, 2019, in Cooper Hospital, Camden City. Born... 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 local libraries to be a part of the Five Book Summer Reading Challenge. CLA has innovative programs to share or seek at least a calculation of how many books were read. Reading just five books during the summer reduce summer... 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 is being neglected the building is deteriorating. Over the years so many century old properties in Gloucester City have had similar fates. The condition of those buildings became so bad the only recourse was to tear them down. We are... 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 settlement in what is today West Collingswood is the most accurate history of the establishment of Camden County. (click image to enlarge) map source Princeton University Library Many of the early settlers in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century West... 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 in 2012, and for good reason: most of the reported cases of ingestion have involved young kids or older adults with dementia mistaking the colorful plastic-coated packets for something edible. YouTube has said it will remove videos featuring the Tide... 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, along with upcoming history events throughout Camden County during the coming month, please see below. The Camden County History Alliance is so honored to have received the Grand Jury Preservation Achievement Award from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia for... 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 History 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 had destroyed volumes of old Gloucester City News that were tucked away in the basement of their building. In the early 1980's, the Gloucester City News worked with Board members of the Gloucester City Library to obtain a grant to... Read more →