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CNB Travel Alert: Paulsboro Road to be closed for railroad crossing repairs on Monday in Woolrich,

Gloucester County Detours necessary during construction (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project requiring the closure and detour of Paulsboro Road/CR 653 in Woolrich, Gloucester County Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, November 28, until 7 p.m., Monday, December 5, NJDOT’s contractor, Tracks Unlimited, is scheduled to close and detour Paulsboro Road/CR 653 in both directions between Kings Highway and Route 322 in Woolrich to remove the existing railroad crossing and reconstruct the crossing and approaches. Access will be maintained for local traffic. The following detours will be in place: Paulsboro Road/CR 653 northbound detour: CNBNews TRAVEL ALERT Motorists wishing to take Paulsboro Road/CR 653 northbound will be directed to Kings Highway/CR 551 northbound Turn left onto Route 322/Swedesboro Road westbound back to Paulsboro Road/CR 653 Paulsboro Road/CR 653 southbound detour: Motorists on Paulsboro Road/CR 653 southbound will be directed to turn... Read more →

Rowan Places Five on All-Region IV Hockey Team

GENEVA, NY - Rowan's Kristiina Castagnola, Bridget Guinan, Julia Cavicchio, Julia Patrone and Tess Herman have all been named to the All-Region IV Teams as selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Castagnola, Guinan, Cavicchio and Patrone were named to the All-Region First Team with Herman receiving a spot on the Second Team. Castagnola earns NFHCA All-Region honors for the fourth time, with three years on the First Team, while Guinan receives her third selection to the All-Region First Team. Patrone is selected to the All-Region squad for the second year, but makes her first appearance on the First Team, while Cavicchio and Herman are first-time selections. Castagnola, the Profs' leader, had 21 goals and 10 assists this season and tallied six game-winning goals and as well as her first two career hat tricks. Named the NJAC Midfielder of the Year for the second time, she earned All-NJAC First... Read more →

Samuel F. Andaloro Jr., age 63, aka 'Disc Jockey Caveman Sam', Firefighter, Communicator, Jokester, GCHS Alum

Samuel F. Andaloro, Jr. on November 17, 2022, of Deptford. Age 63. Beloved husband of Kathleen A. Andaloro (nee Riskus). Loving brother of Mary (John) Foster of Mickleton, John (Bridget) Andaloro of Delaware, and the late Josephine (Joseph) Comly. He is survived by many caring cousins, nieces and nephews. Sam was never one to stay idle, always the communicator and often the jokester. He enjoyed his Disc jockey days when he was better known as “Caveman Sam”. He also operated a ham radio set and spent time talking to other club members until recently. Sam was part of the Andaloro Farm Family. He served his community as a proud volunteer and life member of the Deptford Fire Department and Tacoma Fire Company for more than 40 years. He also was a member of the Camden County Fire Police. Sam will be missed by his loving wife, Kathy, with whom he... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Employee Earns BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health’s Kellie Lytle — an administrative assistant for Clinical Education/Professional Development/Life Support Education and Clinical Excellence — was recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. The Westampton, NJ, resident was nominated for displaying a positive attitude, treating others with respect, placing patients and families at the center of all she does, and promoting a positive patient experience. "Kellie is proactive and extremely attentive to the smallest details," wrote the award nominator. "She goes above and beyond to coordinate programs and education sessions, and to ensure our departments run smoothly. Kellie always makes us smile." BEE honorees — nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees — are non-nursing employees who work side-by-side with clinical nurses to provide exemplary patient care and improve the patient experience. This award complements the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, bestowed on nurses who make a profound difference in... Read more →

Rowan Field Hockey Successful Season Ends

GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan field hockey team’s successful season came to an end in the NCAA Semifinals for the second straight year as the Profs fell victim to a fast start by #2 Middlebury and suffered a 4-0 loss on their home turf in the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship. Middlebury will meet #4, Johns Hopkins, for the title on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. Rowan ends its season with a 21-2 record, for the second-most wins in school history, and its second straight NCAA Semifinal appearance, in addition to winning a conference championship for the second year in a row. Middlebury, the defending national champion, didn’t allow Rowan to gain any momentum in front of its biggest crowd of the year (898). The Panthers scored just four minutes into the game when Audrey Lazar put in a rebound off her own shot. Lazar... Read more →

Congratulations to Abby Hainsworth, Rowan University Senior Elite 90 Recipient

GLASSBORO, NJ – Abby Hainsworth, a Rowan University senior, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2022 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship, earning the award for the second time. Hainsworth (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown), majoring in mechanical engineering, currently carries a 4.0 GPA. She was presented with the award during the NCAA Championship Banquet at Rowan, which is serving as the host of this year’s championship, starting tomorrow (Nov. 18). The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships. Eligible student-athletes are sophomores... Read more →

NCAA Field Hockey: Castagnola, Hainsworth Lead #3 Rowan Field Hockey into NCAA 3rd Round,

GLASSBORO, NJ –Kristiina Castagnola had two goals and an assist, and Abby Hainsworth made nine saves and to lead #3 Rowan to a 4-0 win over #16 Christopher Newport in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship today at Coach Wackar Stadium. The win sends the Profs (20-1) into the Third Round on Sunday at 1 p.m. against #5 Messiah, which defeated #6 Tufts, 2-1. It marked the sixth multiple-goal game of the season for Castagnola, and the 19th in the career of Rowan's all-time scoring leader. Hainsworth picked up her fifth shutout of the season after facing 11 shots and nine penalty corners. Castagnola got the Profs on the board at 8:58, when Julia Cavicchio sent her a short pass after a penalty corner and Castagnola blasted a backhander from the center of the circle. The Profs couldn't get another shot past CNU goalkeeper Lily Kerr until the second... Read more →

CNB SPORTS NEWS: Maldonado, Husni Lead Rowan Football Over New England, 38-20

GLASSBORO, NJ – John Maldonado caught two touchdown passes and James Fara ran for 133 yards to lead Rowan past the University of New England (5-5), 38-20, in the season finale for both teams. With the win, Rowan finishes the year at 7-3 and posts the most wins since 2014. Maldonado had back-to-back touchdowns in the second half and closed out his career by racking up 139 yards. Fara had 26 carries and scored one touchdown. Quarterback Mike Husni completed 10 passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns, while also running for a personal-best 107 yards in his final game. Rowan totaled 452 yards on offense while scoring 28 points in the second half to break open a 10-10 game. Defensively, linebacker Mike Mascioli led all players with 14 tackles and John Perez had an interception at the start of the third quarter, with a 17-yard return. Javen Cuff and... Read more →

Rowan Women's Soccer Faces Methodist Saturday

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Rowan will be making its 15th appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship as the Profs take on Methodist in a first-round matchup on Saturday in an 11 a.m. start. The game will be played at Virginia Wesleyan. Saturday's other game features the host Marlins squaring off with Puget Sound. The winners will meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. with a berth to the third round at stake. The 23rd-ranked Profs (13-0-4) enter the tournament after capturing the NJAC Championship with a 2-1 victory at Montclair State for its fourth conference title in program history. Rowan features the 2022 NJAC Defensive Player of the Year in Emma DeMaise and the NJAC Goalkeeper of the Year in Calista Burke. The duo have anchored a defense that has yielded just three goals in 17 games this season for a 0.24 goals against average. Burke leads the conference... Read more →

Willie Carter, 23, of Paulsboro Admits Fraudulently Obtaining Over $400,000 in Unemployment Benefits

NEWARK, N.J. – A Gloucester County, New Jersey, man today admitted that he illegally obtained more than $400,000 in unemployment insurance benefits, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. CNBNews graphic file Willie Carter, 23, of Paulsboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Reneé Marie Bumb to an information charging him with wire fraud. According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court: From July 2020 to October 2020, Carter submitted fraudulent unemployment insurance benefit applications to various states. These states provided, and Carter falsely obtained, more than $400,000 in unemployment insurance benefits. The charge of wire fraud is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of the greater of $250,000, twice the gross profits to Carter or twice the gross loss suffered by the victims, whichever is greatest. Sentencing is scheduled for March 14, 2023. U.S.... Read more →

Rowan Football Crushes Montclair 27-7

GLASSBORO, NJ -- in the second half to go on and win 27-7 over the Red Hawks Saturday afternoon in an NJAC matchup at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. The Profs yielded a touchdown on Montclair State's opening drive but that was all the scoring allowed by the defense, which also got an 80-yard interception return for a score from Eric Bryant in the second quarter. In all, the defense came away with two picks, four sacks, six tackles for losses, and a fumble recovery on the day as the team improves to 6-3 and 4-2 in conference play. James Fara rumbled for 124 yards and a score while quarterback Mike Husni connected with John Maldonado for a long 57-yard touchdown pass. Jake Hurler added a 22-yard field goal right before the half to give the Profs a 24-7 lead at the break. Rowan took the opening kickoff and turned in... Read more →

Rowan's Athletic Teams Win 5 NJAC Championship Titles

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan’s athletic teams won an unprecedented five New Jersey Athletic Conference championships for the Fall season, including four in one weekend, as the Profs’ men’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, and field hockey teams all claimed titles within the past two weeks. It was the most ever in a single season for one institution in the history of the NJAC. “I have spent a lifetime in college sports, and I cannot recall a fall season like this. Most obviously, our student-athletes and coaches have been magnificent. Our support staff, especially our athletic trainers and equipment room, also worked to make our fall seasons a great success,” said Rowan athletic director Dr. John Giannini. “Our winter and spring sports coaches have pitched into host games in a first-class way while preparing for their seasons. We have so many things going right, and we are fueled by... Read more →

David Brian Bradshaw, 46, of West Deptford

David Brian Bradshaw, a lifelong resident of West Deptford, NJ passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022. He was 46. Legacy David graduated from West Deptford High School, class of 1994, and then attended Gloucester County Community College and received his Associate's Degree. He furthered his education at Stockton State College and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Through the years, David worked as a loan officer in several Woodbury and Cherry Hill, NJ offices. He later became a park ranger for the Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Department and worked at most of the parks in Gloucester County. David loved learning and was very intelligent. He read the newspaper every single day. He loved going to the library and volunteered at the Audubon Library. He was a massive fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, and Flyers. When he was younger, he played football and soccer... Read more →

Gloucester County Happenings and Events

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ(CNBNewsnet)--On October 5th, the Paulsboro Nutrition Site at the Second Baptist Church in Paulsboro celebrated the 100th Birthday of Ms. Flora McCormick of Paulsboro. Participants of the program celebrated Ms. McCormick’s Birthday with decorations and a cake. Commissioner Jim Jefferson also attended and presented a proclamation honoring this milestone birthday. Residents of Shady Lane Nursing Home enjoy sensory game activities. Sensory games are good for the emotions and physical well-being of seniors. For more information on Shady Lane Nursing Home, please visit Several Shady Lane Seniors took a trip to the Gloucester County DREAM Park to visit the horses and take a wagon ride around the grounds. Bill Stillman and John Squire met Flash at the park. Studies have proven that being in the presence of horses has many therapeutic advantages for seniors struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness and even cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.... Read more →

Rowan Volleyball Cements Top Playoff Seed

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Rowan cemented the top playoff seed in the NJAC Tournament for the second-consecutive season as the Profs took down visiting Kean, 3-1, on Tuesday on Senior Night here at Esbjornson Gymnasium. Brianna Newson and Natalie Ogden combined to notch 27 of the team's 44 kills on the evening. Newson's 14 kills were a match high while Ogden added 13 kills and kicked in 12 digs for her 12th double-double on the season. With the win, Rowan will earn a first-round bye and now will host an NJAC Tournament Semifinal match here on Thursday, November 3rd, against the winner of #4 Montclair State or #5 Rutgers-Camden. The Cougars got 13 kills from Taylor Micheaux and 10 from Anne Beckemeyer, respectively with setter Gwen Hangey posting a double-double of her own (36 assists/10 digs). After Kean took the first set, 25-21, Rowan started to find its groove late in... Read more →

Maressa Center for MS Wellness Program Dedicated at Special Event

The expansion and relocation of Maressa Center for MS Wellness at Jefferson Health – New Jersey was celebrated recently at a special event in Voorhees. The Maressa Center offers free comprehensive in-person and online sessions to enhance the quality of life for those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Funded by the Maressa family, the Center has offered unique experiences and education since 2019 for people living with MS and their care partners. The Center recently relocated to Voorhees from Cherry Hill, and a special dedication event was held. The Maressa Center for MS Wellness aims to help those with MS increase mobility, improve mental health, and reduce pain through services that include acupuncture, art therapy, cooking demos, informational lectures, and massages. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s specially trained clinicians and our guest speakers foster a caring, supportive and inclusive atmosphere that encourages participation. The Maressa Center for MS Wellness is... Read more →

Gloucester County Officials and Residents Honor Flight of Souther New Jersey

On October 4, 2022, Gloucester County Director Frank DiMarco, Commissioner Denice DiCarlo, Liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Deputy Director Heather Simmons, and Commissioner Jim Jefferson attended the sendoff and welcoming back of the Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey. The Honor Flight’s mission is to proudly escort veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials. The day started at Williamstown High School where the veterans were served breakfast and listened to performances by the Williamstown High School’s chorus. The veterans were then sent off in style to cheers, signs and fanfare from the Marching band, students, and faculty. Upon arrival in Washington D.C., the veterans visited multiple war memorials and service monuments, including the Air Force Memorial, the US Marine Corps War Memorials, the Vietnam Veterans, and the World War II Memorial, and they were witness to the US Marine Corps Firing Unit from Arlington, VA performing a... Read more →


Congratulations Sha and Mark on opening your new business! Gloucester County and local officials welcomed this new family-owned business in East Greenwich at their Ribbon Cutting on Friday, September 29th. SUGARED, located at 141 Berkley Road offers customers an assortment of sweet treats, including cupcakes, specialty milkshakes, ice cream, and even merchandise! They are also booking their shop for events and birthday parties. For more information visit or like their Facebook page. Their Motto is “ Live Sweeter”. If you are a small business owner looking to bring your business to Gloucester County, take a look at our website to see all we have to offer residents. Read more →

Rita C. Severance, longtime resident of Westville

WESTVILLE, NJ--Rita C. Severance, longtime resident of Westville, NJ, on September 28, 2022. Survived by devoted daughter Maria and son-in-law Steven Seligman of El Paso, TX; sister Pauline Koss, brother and sister-in-law Nick and Marion D'Amico & many loving nieces and nephews. Private interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ to be held later. Donations in Rita's name may be made to Good Samaritan Society White Acres, 7304 Good Samaritan Court, El Paso, TX 79912 Read more →

 New Molecular Virology Laboratory at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Opens

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Molecular Virology Laboratory. Established through a $4.7 million pandemic preparedness grant from the NJ Department of Health, the new laboratory will provide PCR-based testing for SARS-CoV-2, as well as other common viruses, using an instrument capable of performing more than 3,000 tests in 24 hours. Working in collaboration with the Jefferson Health Genomic Laboratory in Philadelphia, the new lab also has the capability to develop new PCR tests for both known and emerging pathogens, and will help with community preparedness for any future pandemics. Guests at a special open house event Thursday were able to tour the new facility. Shown here, left to right: Lisa Dutterer, VP of Operations at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital; Judith M. Persichilli, NJ Commissioner of Health; Dr. Zi-Xuan Wang, Jefferson Cherry Hill Molecular Virology Lab Project Director; Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo; and Louis D.... Read more →

Rowan's QB Ran for a Pair, plus Strong Defense Results in 14-9 Win

WAYNE, NJ -- Quarterback Mike Husni ran for a pair of one-yard touchdowns and the Rowan Defense withstood a long William Paterson drive in the fourth quarter to grind out a 14-9 win over the Pioneers for the Profs' first NJAC win of the season on Saturday. The Prof Defense yielded a season-low 250 yards while the offense was able to produce 216 yards and make enough plays in the red zone, scoring points on two of three trips to help secure the conference victory on the road. Husni threw for 103 yards on just 6-of-13 passing and was sacked five times, but he was able to steer the offense when it counted. Jajuan Hays ran for 53 yards on 15 carries, and James Fara added 48 yards on 18 attempts. On the defensive side, Dhani Clifford totaled a career-high seven tackles (three solo). Jason Blanks, Vincent Guarino and John... Read more →

Thomas J. Czechowicz, 77, of Sewell

On October 10, 2022. Age 77. Of Sewell, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late, Chester and Marie (Derr) Czechowicz. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne (Toy) Czechowicz; loving daughters; Donna Kennedy (Joseph), Patricia Lesinski (Robert), Dawn Czechowicz, Kelly Zane (David), Lisa White (Michael); cherished grandchildren, Monica Lesinski, Heather Lesinski, Daniel Kennedy, Shaun Kennedy, Alexa Zane, Samantha Zane; brothers; Daniel Czechowicz (Emma), Joseph Czechowicz (the late Nancy), James Czechowicz (Josephine) and his sister, Patricia Sawka (Jim). Thomas was also predeceased by his brother, Robert Czechowicz, and his wife, Lillian. Thomas worked as a diesel mechanic for 25 years with Mack Truck in Philadelphia, PA, and, later, Tri-State Transportation in Thorofare, NJ. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2708 in Deptford, NJ; he was a “Jack of all Trades” and was quite the “Jokester”. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards and loved time... Read more →

GCN Archives (1948-2005)Mr. Louis Barber, The Glassman, Succumbs, at 97; Collected Glass, Old Newspapers in Gcity

by Connie Cleary Woods/Staff reporter Gloucester City News, February 2002 Louis H. Barber, “The Glassman,” of West Deptford, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 18, 2002, at the age of 97. You could say Mr. Barber started recycling before many communities. He made a living for 20 years, collecting used bottles and newspapers weekly from businesses and residents in Gloucester City and nearby towns. He then would take the tons of glass and newspapers to the junkyard. The Glassman had a strong resembelance to the Jazz Trumpet Player Louie Armstrong Mr. Barber retired from the defunct Armstrong Cork, where Holt Cargo is today, unloading ships. He was a likable man who had great wit and would greet friends and strangers with a big broad smile and a hardy laugh. He sounded a lot like Louis Armstrong, the famous jazz trumpet player and singer. He was a regular at Jim's Pizzeria,... Read more →

David M. “Jake” Bowker, age 53, of Oaklyn

All that glitters is gold. The most important thing is to live a fabulous life. As long as it’s fabulous, it doesn’t matter how long it is. Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, live! It’s heaven on earth. David M. “Jake” Bowker was “extravagant”, “over the top,” and “extra.” “Jake was sure of himself, lived loud outside of his shell, took time to see life’s beauty, and made waves. This life given to us by nature is short. But, the memory of a life well spent is eternal. On Thursday, October 6, 2022, after 53 bright years, the bling grew dim, and David’s tide quietly slipped away from the beach’s sand. Jake, you are never too far gone for a memory. David was born in Stratford and spent his entire circle of days in Oaklyn. During his formative years, he appeared... Read more →

Republican Candidates in Camden and Gloucester Counties Seeking Volunteers

Camden/Gloucester County Republicans Seek Volunteers Camden and Gloucester County Republicans share a Campaign headquarters at 10 Shoppers Lane Blackwood next to Tony Soprano’s restaurant near the Kohl’s Store. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30ish volunteers meet to sign up for areas we need help. We need volunteers to sign up for a new phone calling system: Campaign Sidekick too! This phone system calls potential voters with the caller never having to speak or get traced! THE APP IS FREE! To learn more call Roy at 856-952-2949 Read more →

Rowan Host "Friday Night Lights" Against TCNJ

GLASSBORO, NJ (October 5, 2022)- Rowan will host "Friday Night Lights" on Friday, October 7 when the football team takes on conference rival TCNJ. Kick-off is 6 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium and the evening will be highlighted with a post-game fireworks display. The Profs are currently 2-1 on the year and the game with TCNJ will mark the conference home opener. As at every home game, the Bonesaw Beer Garden will be open from kickoff until the start of the fourth quarter and all fans age 21 and over are welcome. The Beer Garden is located in the north corner of the Wackar Stadium. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased on site. General Admission is $8 and tickets for senior citizens, children and visiting college students with ID are $5, while children under 3 and students with a valid Rowan ID are free.​ Read more →

Rowan Football Falls at Christopher Newport, 20-14; Fourth-Quarter Rally Foiled

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Rowan had a fourth-quarter comeback fall just short as the Profs fell 20-14 at Christopher Newport on Saturday in a New Jersey Athletic Conference matchup. The Profs, who trailed 20-0 after the third, got an early touchdown in the fourth from James Fara and later a big blocked punt helped set up a second score from Fara to put Rowan back in the contest. However the Captains were able to control the ball over the final five minutes to hold on for the outcome. Fara ran for 99 yards on 22 carries and added three catches for 19 yards in the contest. Quarterback Mike Husni was 13-of-24 for 120 yards and was intercepted once. Six of those completions went to John Maldonado who ended with 73 receiving yards. Defensively, Ahmad Gantt was trouble for the CNU offense, as the defensive end totaled seven tackles, two sacks,... Read more →

Barbara Ann Ashfield (Bobbi), formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumni Class of '60

Barbara Ann Ashfield (Bobbi) nee Bobbi Seum, age 79, called home on September 25, 2022. Raised in Gloucester City, Bobbi graduated from Gloucester High School in 1960. She lived in Haddon Heights for many years and lived in Pitman for 11 years. Bobbi was a member of the Bethel and Sicklerville United Methodist Churches. She was predeceased by her husband William Larry Ashfield. She is survived by her children Lori (Anthony) Valerio, Wendi (Joby) West, Michael (Veronica) Ashfield, stepson Larry (Lara) Ashfield, Jr. and grandchildren Christina Korsak, Jessica West, Ryan Valerio, and Kyra, Michael Jr, Alysa and Jaycob Ashfield. Friends may greet the family after 10 am on Thursday, September 25 in the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. The funeral service will be at 11 am. Those desiring may make a contribution to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Dr, Clayton, NJ 08312. Memories may be... Read more →

Five Rowan Student-Athletes Honored by NJAC

PITMAN, NJ -- The New Jersey Athletic Conference honored five Rowan student-athletes in its weekly awards program for the week ending September 25th. The volleyball team had two members cited as Natalie Ogden was named the NJAC Player of the Week, and teammate Victoria Hutchinson the NJAC Rookie of the Week. Olivia Giorano (Women's Soccer), Sidney Pavlishin (Field Hockey), and Johnny Troiano (Men's Soccer) all earned respective rookie of the week awards as well. Ogden averaged double-digit kills in a 3-1, 2-0 NJAC week, totaling a 61-29-184 (.174) hitting line while adding 51 digs and 10 aces. On Tuesday in the NJAC opener, Ogden put up 19 kills, 12, digs and two aces in a tough five-set win over Stockton. She then had the same numbers in Thursday's victory at Montclair State. At Saturday's action at Scranton, she racked up 14 kills, five aces and seven digs in the five-set... Read more →

Pavement Preservation Project Begins in Gloucester County; Route 42 Northbound Overnight Lane Closure

(Trenton) – One lane on Route 42 northbound will be closed overnight this week Monday, September 26 through Thursday, September 29 from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. between Black Horse Pike/Route 168/Atlantic City Expressway in Washington and Route 55 in Deptford, Gloucester County. The lane will be closed for survey work in preparation of an upcoming full depth paving repair project on Route 42. NJDOT will provide notice prior to any future closures. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained overnight during survey work. Motorists are advised to slow down, expect delays and use caution while driving through the work zone. This work is part of a $13.6 million federally-funded project that will preserve approximately six miles of pavement using High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO) on Route 42 between Black Horse Pike/Route 168/Atlantic City Expressway in Washington, Gloucester County through Gloucester Township, Camden County to Route 55 in... Read more →

Rowan's Football Home Opener Spoiled by Salve Regina QB Run with 21 Seconds Left

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Salve Regina's Jake Stack scored on a QB run with 21 seconds left to sour Rowan's home opener on Saturday as the Profs fell to the Seahawks, 28-24. Rowan looked like it had the game in hand a play earlier as the defense made a big stop on a fourth and goal from the seven but a personal foul penalty gave Salve Regina a first down at the three. Stack was able to get in the end zone for the eventual game-winning score. For the Profs, James Fara rushed for 103 yards on the ground while quarterback Mike Husni threw for 195 yards on 18-of-26 attempts with two TDs. Both of those scores went to John Maldonado who finished with 104 yards on six grabs. Tight end CJ Barrett tied a career high with 10 catches, to end with 63 yards. Defensively, Kevin Vandever recorded 12 tackles,... Read more →

Patrone Scores Hat Tick to Lead Profs to Win at Arcadia

GLENSIDE, PA – Julia Patrone scored a hat trick and four other Profs got into the scoring column as #2 Rowan rolled to a 7-1 win at Arcadia in field hockey action this afternoon. The Profs are now 7-0 on the season. The Profs also got goals from Rachel Stone, Sidney Pavlishin, Kristiina Castagnola and Cienna Bosher. For Patrone, it was her second three-goal game of the year, and the fifth of her career. The sophomore started the scoring the first quarter at 14:32 after picking up a loose ball in the circle, after Rowan had taken one of their 13 penalty corners in the game. Stone, a senior, scored her second goal of the year just three minutes later in the early part of the second quarter. After Arcadia notched its lone goal, Pavlishin, a freshman, tallied the first goal of her career just 45 seconds later at 21:50... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 19, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--While working on an educational project I found statistics on the city households which led me to look into crime statistics. It is supposedly a fact that students from traditional households (married mother and father) make out better in school and commit fewer crimes. I decided to see if that holds true. In a prior article I compared Gloucester City with Woodbury. This time I threw in Brooklawn just for flavor. CNBNews graphic file Students in Gloucester City: 55% come from traditional families; 17% of the parents co-habit; 26% of our students come from feamale-only households and only 2% come from male-only households. Students from Brooklawn aren't too different. 56% of them come from traditional households; only 2% of the parents co-habit; 33% of the students live in come from female-only households and 8% come from male-only households. Students from Woodbury... Read more →

Camden/Gloucester County Republicans Seek Volunteers

Camden and Gloucester County Republicans share a Campaign headquarters at 10 Shoppers Lane Blackwood next to Tony Soprano’s restaurant near the Kohl’s Store. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30ish volunteers meet to sign up for areas we need help. We need volunteers to sign up for a new phone calling system: Campaign Sidekick too! This phone system calls potential voters with the caller never having to speak or get traced! THE APP IS FREE! To learn more call Roy at 856-952-2949 Read more →

Samaritan Hospice Day of Giving September 21

Mount Laurel, N.J. – Samaritan, the not-for-profit healthcare provider offering hospice care, grief support, palliative medicine, and primary care at home, has announced a “Day of Giving” slated for Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The funds raised through Day of Giving will help expand access to Samaritan’s Palliative Care Programs offered throughout Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, and include an emphasis on reaching individuals who are underserved and those who are most vulnerable. Support will also help fund the hiring of healthcare professionals needed to expand the reach as well as the education and training of healthcare providers, community and faith-based leaders, public agencies and consumers to fully understand and explain the benefits of palliative care. Palliative care provides life-enhancing care options and an extra layer of support for patients living with any serious illness, at any stage, from the time of diagnosis, during treatment, on through to the end of... Read more →

Stella V. Rofrano, of Glendora

On September 5, 2022. Age 98. (nee Renzi) Of Glendora. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 58 years to the late Louis C. Rofrano. Loving mother of Joan Durkin (Joe), Louis Rofrano (Regina) and Michael Rofrano (Jeanne). Cherished grandmother of Janae, Jeffrey, Louis, Christina, Matthew, Ariel and Zachary and great-grandmother of Ella, Michael, Evelyn, Carter, Grace, Lily, Francesca, Joseph and Remi. Stella was a longtime devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and member of the PTA at Sacred Heart School for many years. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday evening, Sept. 14th from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service 8 pm in the funeral home. Interment will be private in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gloucester Catholic High School Alumni Association, 333 Ridgeway St, Gloucester City,... Read more →

Rowan Dominates Widener Final 42-20

CHESTER, PA. – Rowan staked a 21-0 lead and never looked back as the Profs defeated Widener, 42-20, in the football season opener for both teams at Leslie C. Quick Stadium. Quarterback Mike Husni threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns, and wide receiver John Maldonado had five catches for 101 yards and a score as the Profs churned out 351 yards of total offense. James Fara picked up 72 yards rushing on 18 attempts and added two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, while Jajuan Hays ran for 79 yards on nine carries. Rowan scored on its first drive of the season, and the first drive of the game. Husni directed a 79-yard drive ending in a three-yard shovel pass to Fara for the Profs' first score of the new year at 9:29. The Profs went on a 93-yard drive late in the quarter, with Husni connecting with Maldonado... Read more →

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY: Rowan over Ursinus 2-1

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – Senior Bridget Guinan scored the game-winning goal with five minutes remaining to lift third-ranked Rowan to a 2-1 win over #13 Ursinus in the opening game of the 2022 field hockey season for both teams. Guinan took a pass from Kristiina Castagnola on the right wing into the circle, and the senior put it into the far side of the cage for the 10th game-winning goal of her career with 5:13 to play. Rowan dominated the game, peppering Ursinus goalie Jordan Ulsh with 30 shots, but the Profs couldn't find the back of the net until the third quarter. Trailing 1-0 since the first four minutes of the game, Rowan kept up the pressure after halftime, and after three straight penalty corners, sophomore Julia Patrone took the feed from Liz Fox, and scored the tying goal, and the Profs' first of the year, at 33:32. "We did... Read more →

Glassboro Car Show/Food Truck Festival Friday

GLASSBORO, NJ (September 1, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Annual Car show drives into Glassboro on Friday, September 2, 2022. For the 17th year in a row, car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey at the Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival, the premier car show in South Jersey. The viewing area will be on Rowan Boulevard in Downtown Glassboro and an anticipated 5,000+ attendees will have the opportunity to view over 300 vehicles while listening to live music, DJ Pepper Paul 92.1, and enjoying great food trucks and cold craft beer. The Glassboro Police Department released the following traffic advisement... The 17th annual Glassboro Car Show will be held this Friday, Sept. 2nd, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please be aware that over 300 cars and approximately 5,000 people attend this event. CNBNews graphic files We will be closing roads along Rowan Blvd, Victoria Street, New Street, and College Ave. beginning at... Read more →

Gloucester County GOP Chairwoman: When Will Someone Be Charged For K9 Ember's Death

MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante called a National Dog Day social media post by the official Gloucester County government Facebook page ironic. “For Gloucester County government to be posting anything about National Dog Day without any official acknowledgment of the death of K9 Ember while in the care of the County Fire Marshal is not only cold but ironic and insensitive,” GCGOP Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “The only thing county government should be concerned about is justice for K9Ember.” According to published reports, K9 Ember was assigned to the County Fire Marshal and passed away in the vehicle assigned to the Fire Marshal. This fact is not in dispute and was confirmed by an attorney for a member of the Fire Marshal’s family who stated that the dogs tragically died in the Fire Marshal’s 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe K9 vehicle, in correspondence denying that another member of... Read more →

Jack Fitzpatrick, former mayor of South Harrison, U.S. Air Force Veteran, GCHS Alum, Raised in Gcity

John “Jack” Thomas Fitzpatrick of South Harrison Township, NJ, passed away on August 22, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Ann Fitzpatrick and the devoted father of Bartholomew Fitzpatrick and Kurt Fitzpatrick. He is also survived by his brother Tom Fitzpatrick and was the brother of the late Gerald “Jerry” Fitzpatrick Jr., the late Barbara “Babs” Biehler, and the late Richard “Dick” Fitzpatrick. Jack was born on March 15, 1936, in Shamokin, PA, and was raised in Gloucester City, NJ, where he attended Gloucester Catholic High School and worked as a lifeguard at the Gloucester City pool. He graduated from St. Jerome’s College in Kitchener, Ontario, and then spent four years in the Air Force. While on leave in Ocean City, NJ, he met Ann Grabowski on the beach. They married in 1963 on the day after JFK was assassinated and were married... Read more →

Hazel E. Lyons, age 91, of Clayton formerly of Gloucester City

On August 18, 2022. Age 91. Of Clayton formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of 47 years to the late Ralph Lyons who died in 1995. Hazel is survived by her children, Thomas Lyons (Kathy), Judy Marinelli (Carmen), Joann Cannon (Bill), 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Hazel E. Lyons Feb. 15, 1931 - August 18, 2022 Hazel worked for many years as a machine operator for commercial laundry. She loved spending time with her family, her dogs, fishing and spending time at the Jersey shore. At Hazel’s request, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.comunder the obituary of Hazel E. Lyons. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

GIBBSBORO RESIDENTS: Q3 taxes ends August 23

GIBBSBORO, NJ- (August 22, 2022)CNBNewsnet--Grace Period to pay Quarter three taxes ends Tuesday, August 23rd. I nterest will be calculated from the 1st beginning August 24th. CNBNews graphic file Address/Location Gibbsboro Police Department 5 Foster Ave Gibbsboro, NJ 08026 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-783-0151 Read more →

Bob Orr, Longtime Salesman at ACE Ford, Garden State String Band Member, Almonesson Fire Dept. Chief

On August17, 2022. Age 88. Of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late, James and Margaret Orr. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Eleanor (Jones) Orr; loving children; Randy Orr, James Orr, Cheryl Conroy; step-children, Jay Getchell (Junita), Mark Getchell, Nicole Getchell; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Walt Orr; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Ron Chiodi. Bob was also predeceased by his sons, Robert J. Orr, Jr., Brian Orr and Kenneth Orr. Bob retired in 2018 after 27 years from Ace Ford in Woodbury where he worked as a car salesman. He was a former member of the Garden State String Band, and was a volunteer fireman with the Almonesson Fire Department where he also had severed as Chief during his 24 years of service. Memorial service will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 24th at 12:00... Read more →

*You're Invited: 2022 "Inaugural Global Gloucester Day” 

The Gloucester Township Historic and Scenic Preservation Committee is proud to participate in a September 3rd, 2022, Global Celebration and collaboration of unity with twelve (12) named Gloucester communities throughout the U.S. and Abroad. “Inaugural Global Gloucester Day” began as a 2017 collaboration between Gloucester, Virginia, and Gloucester, England, commemorating the Gloucester County, Virginia-born icon Pocahontas’s 400th anniversary of her funeral and burial in Gravesend, England. The goal of the “Global Gloucester Day” celebration is to honor Pocahontas’s legacy of reaching out and bringing people together. Further to honor her, the events on September 3rd intend to promote environmental stewardship, especially as it relates to rivers and streams while recognizing the origin of Our Gloucester Township Community. On September 3rd at 10 am, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur at the Historic 1756 Gabreil Davis Tavern Museum House and Grounds. The ribbon cutting will dedicate our trails' newly installed elevated walkway... Read more →

Agnes R. (Conway) Ippolite, of Westville, age 91

Agnes R. (Conway) Ippolite, of Westville, NJ, a lifelong South Jersey resident and 1948 graduate of Camden High School, died on Aug. 7, 2022. She was 91. Legacy Agnes remained independent and active in her own home until her final days. She is remembered by family, friends, and all who knew her for her stamina, quick wit, “spunk” and fun-loving nature. She loved to sing and tell entertaining family stories, and she always welcomed a good joke or a heated debate. She was a lifelong homemaker devoted to her home and family, and she was proud of her Irish heritage and South Camden roots. Family Agnes was predeceased by her devoted husband, Tom, in 2008, and is survived by her four children: Diane (C. Constantinides) Ippolito, Denice (Robert) Ferrarelli, Thomas (Barbara) Ippolite Jr., and Michael (Kelly) Ippolite; four grandchildren: Karla (Ferrarelli) Denney, Thomas Ippolite III, Joseph Ippolite, Kirsten Ippolite; one... Read more →

NJ State Police Continue Investigation of Deadly Bus Crash

Woodbridge Twp, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a double-decker Coach bus that resulted in two fatalities and three serious injuries on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County. On Tuesday, August 9, at approximately 6:53 p.m., a Van Hool double-decker Coach bus, occupied by the driver and 22 passengers, was traveling southbound in the left lane of the outer roadway and a Ford F-150 was traveling in the left-center lane next to the bus. Based on the preliminary investigation, the bus driver lost directional control of the bus in the area of milepost 93.2 and struck the Ford. After the impact, the bus went off the road to the right, struck the guardrail, and overturned onto the Thomas Edison Service Area entrance ramp. As a result of the crash, 2 passengers on the bus sustained fatal injuries, 2 passengers sustained... Read more →

Joseph Patrick Quinlan, of Mullica Hill/Gloucester City; Dell Tech Employee, GCHS Alum

"Roey" On August 10, 2022, at the age of 58. Of Mullica Hill. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 35 years to Kimberly A. Quinlan (nee Harris). Loving father of Kristi Little (Matthew), Erin Quinlan, and Melissa Finlay (Charles). Cherished “Poppy Joe” of M.J., Grady, and Ava. Beloved brother of Catherine Wiley (late Glenn), Terry Graf (Matthew), Marge McIntyre, Debra Marshall (Bob), and Regina Stief (Michael). Predeceased by his parents, Francis E. Quinlan and Florence Sauer Quinlan, as well as his brother, Francis Quinlan. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Joe was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1982. He worked for over 30 years as a strategic account manager for Dell Technologies. Joe was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing. He will be forever remembered for his sense of humor, always making others laugh, and his true love of his... Read more →

Rowan Men's Basketball Fall Golf Outing Sept. 23

GLASSBORO, NJ – Registration is now open for the Rowan Men's Basketball Fall Golf Outing which will be held on September 23 at the Pitman Golf Course (Sewell, NJ). Cost per golfer is $100 which includes greens fees, a continental breakfast, lunch, other amenities and a $5 credit to the Pro Shop. A number of sponsorship opportunities are also available, including lunch and hole sponsorships. REGISTRATION (deadline is September 15) SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Breakfast and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start, or "tip-off" at 8:30 a.m.Lunch and a reception will follow golf. Proceeds from this outing goes to support the experience of the student-athletes from the men's basketball program, who make a positive impact on the University community and beyond. The outing will feature a special scoring system designed to get each foursome to 100 points, which is always a goal when the Profs take the court. For... Read more →

Environmental Group Opposes Williams Transco Pipeline

Branchburg (August 11, 2022)- Sierra Club, NJ joins environmental groups along with impacted residents at a critical NJDEP permit hearing to urge the Murphy Administration to stop the Williams Transco Regional Energy Access Expansion project. This project would include multiple existing facilities and two new pipeline facilities, a 21.98 mile lateral pipe in Luzerne County, PA and a 13.78 mile pipe loop in Monroe County, PA. Williams plans to build a new 11,107 hp Compressor Station 201 in Gloucester County and expand its existing compressor station in Somerset County. “William’s unneeded fossil fuel project will threaten our public health and environment. It will increase more greenhouse gases and add to climate change. In addition to the increase in GHG emissions, these compressor stations would bring more noise, light, and air and water pollution to the area that are a danger to public health. The expansion of more fossil fuel projects... Read more →