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Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Influx of Asylum Seekers into New York City

NEW YORK, NY - Over the past eighteen months, New York City has seen a dramatic increase in newcomers, many of whom have arrived in our nation seeking safe haven. In responding to this new challenge, the City—government, the nonprofit sector, and faith-based organizations—have worked hard to meet the demand for services. The time has now come for a full, coordinated response by federal, state, and local authorities. To begin with, the federal government must... Read more →

Who In Gloucester City Is Looking Out For The Taxpayers?

By Robert S. Bevan Former Mayor of The City of Gloucester City GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--Think of Gloucester City as a corporation providing services to the community—public safety, trash collection, maintenance of city-owned properties and our water and sewerage department. Our Board of Directors are elected to make sure we get the best “bang for our buck”. Take a look at your latest tax bill and you’ll find that local taxes are now... Read more →


A Commendable Act of Kindness

Dear Mr. Cleary, Sometimes, the negative aspects of Gloucester City overshadow the positive things that happen in our community. It's important to recognize and appreciate the good deeds that often go unnoticed. One such act of kindness was carried out by a resident named Matthew Pino. On or around June 15th (the exact date is not known), Mr. Pino intervened when a theft was taking place at a Route 130 Liquor Store in Gloucester City.... Read more →


What Can Gloucester City Do For Me

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 20, 2023)(CNBNews)--For the last three years, our "Chief of Police" has simultaneously served as our "City Administrator". Despite being intended as a temporary arrangement, this situation has persisted for an extended period. It is CNBNEWS GRAPHIC FILES concerning that our City Administrator is responsible for representing the best interests of taxpayers while also being involved in labor negotiations with the police union, PBA Local 40. The Police Benevolent Association Local 40... Read more →


As an old football coach, I had some good teams and some great teams. The difference between good and great was determined by the effort put forth by these teams. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The great teams work harder than average teams. Our GLOUCESTER CITY DEPARTMENTS do a good job, but to many of our employees, that’s good enough! With a little more effort, they can be great departments. Most City employees who live in... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: You Can Help Sustain Center City's Recovery

Philadelphia has restored all 120,000 jobs that were lost in the spring of 2020, according to recent federal employment data. But that doesn’t mean everyone is back. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR On weekends, visitors, shoppers, and tourists are at 92% of 2019 levels and 74% on weekdays. There are more people living in Center City than three years ago, but only 64% of all workers are back on a regular basis with return rates at... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Deptford Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Harassment

A couple of years ago, local news reported on the captioned officer being charged for Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault for allegedly strangling a woman during a September 30, 2021, domestic violence incident. A sample article is on-line here. As for the outcome, I learned via an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's office that Ford pleaded guilty on February 2, 2023, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR to a single, amended... Read more →

A Message from Gloucester City Mayor Dayl Baile

I would like to thank the parade committee for doing a great job on a wonderful parade. And, a special thank you to Danny Spencer parade committee chair. We still continue to work with the developer on the pier to help them work through their permit process. We are also working with other developers interested in coming to the City. Please help us keep the city clean by not putting your trash out until 6... Read more →

CNB News Letter to Editor: Presidential Candidate Request Political Asylum/Protective Custody

Posted on February 18, 2023 by rwm4prez2012 I am a US Citizen, I hereby request political asylum/protective custody in the US within a secure facility, preferably in or near Washington, DC, or alternatively Cheyenne Mountain, CO. My rationale: I have certain extraordinary capabilities, knowledge and experiences that should be researched and documented. I agree to cooperate with this. I am very vulnerable to injury or political violence which could damage this. Obviously, I could not... Read more →


Did the Gloucester Concerned Citizen’s group prevent a train wreck that could have been as bad as the recent one in Ohio? In the late 1970s, a group of “concerned citizens” led by Bob Bevan and Louisa Llewellyn protested about the conditions of the railroad crossings throughout Gloucester City, NJ. Tank cars filled with toxic and poisonous chemicals traveled from DuPont’s Chemical Plant in Pennsville to Camden City and beyond on poorly maintained tracks. After... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Beware of Fake Links to Harry Potter Video Game Hogwarts Legacy

Following Friday's worldwide release of the hugely anticipated Harry Potter video game Hogwarts Legacy, cybercriminals have been creating fake download links in an attempt to target US fans with malware. Here are some comments from cybersecurity company NordVPN: CNBNews graphic file Marijus Briedis, cybersecurity expert at NordVPN, comments: “The global demand for Hogwarts Legacy and recent changes in the video game industry have given hackers a clear path into the world of Harry Potter. “Physical... Read more →

IT IS ILLEGAL TO BLOCK OFF A PARKING SPOT; Where Are The Gloucester City Police?

West Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ (photo recently provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 8, 20223)(CNBNewsnet)--Bob Eberle, a longtime resident of West Market Street and the city of Gloucester City, notified the public in October about the transient residents living in that block, saving parking spots in front of their rentals, with empty trash cans and other objects. Eberle says that local police ride by scenes like the one above every day and do nothing about... Read more →

Club for Growth Praises Republicans for Electing McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to the election of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. CNBNews graphic file “Republicans took great strides in returning democratic principles to the U.S. House of Representatives. For too long, Speaker Pelosi ran the House like an iron-fisted despot. This is how Democrats have pushed spending and inflation and the rest of their radical, woke agenda.... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Media Bias Evident This Red Wave, Especially In Coverage & Polling of Senate Races

By Marc Ang The media’s double standard with regards to what races are competitive is especially glaring, when it comes to the marquis Senate races in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania and the lack of coverage of other potentially competitive races in New Hampshire or even Washington. Only RealClearPolitics has taken historical and consistent polling errors and integrated it into their model for analysis. Prognosticators like Cook remain Democrat biased and this is proven in their... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE ED: Are You Finally Ready for Change?

Voters of Gloucester City, are you finally ready for change? Are you tired of failed redevelopment projects on the riverfront and elsewhere? Are you tired of ever-rising taxes and rampant cronyism? Do you want a fresh start for our beloved Gloucester City? You can take a major step in a new direction by electing Republicans Fanning, Muller, and Kates for Gloucester City Council At-Large! Whether you vote by mail, take advantage of early in-person voting... Read more →

CNBNews Point of View: What Would Those Running For Gloucester City Council Do?

Looking at the parking problems near the Middle School mentioned by Mr. Eberle and the derelict vehicles parked throughout the west side of Gloucester City, the question is why those running our City allow these problems to exist. City ordinances were passed in the 1960s designating the police and later the Housing Authority, to enforce that legislation. But in most cases nothing is done. Unless you complain loud enough, then and only then will action... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Ongoing Parking Problems by the Middle School and throughout the West Side of Gcity

Corner of Market and Joy Streets (photo provided) DEAR EDITOR Attached are photos of the ongoing parking problems (parked on the corner and in both crosswalks) at the intersection of Market and Joy Sts., which is across the street from the Middle School. We have a privilege problem with people who believe they are entitled to convenient parking while ignoring public safety. Public safety is a fundamental right, and driving and everything associated with it... Read more →

Glassboro-Camden Line Presentation Oct. 13 at 7 PM

Join us in Wenonah on Thursday evening, October 13 The Glassboro-Camden Line will significantly impact transportation in South Jersey. The new commuter rail line will benefit thousands of commuters while strengthening communities, creating jobs, bolstering economies, and promoting economic development. Join GCL Project Team members for an informational and Q&A session on October 13 in Wenonah, NJ. When: Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 11 N Monroe Ave, Wenonah,... Read more →


The Bridge Eco Village, located inside a former Catholic school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a development company that services disadvantaged people. Together with Rotten Concepts, a design company that specializes in haunted fare, the two entities are currently holding an event that attracted the attention of the Catholic League. Here is Bill Donohue’s response. September 29, 2022 Gary Gilliam The Bridge Eco Village [email protected] Dennis Miller Rotten Concepts [email protected] Dear Sirs: The idea of using... Read more →

CNBNews Guest Opinion: Meet The New White Supremacists

By Catholic League president Bill Donohue Blacks need not fear right-wing white supremacists—there are too few of these crazies to matter—but they need to fear well-educated white liberals. They have become the real white supremacists. CNBNews Guest Opinion If we define white supremacists as white persons who believe in the inherent inferiority of blacks, members of the Klan come to mind. But white liberals should also come to mind. That is because they don't believe... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: COVID Giveaways

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Did you know the original purpose of the Secret Service Agency was to protect our money supply? The agency was started by Abraham Lincoln who apparently never thought a well-trained and well-armed security force to protect the President was a necessity. Move forward 157 years and most people think the Secret Service Agency's purpose as only protecting the government officials. But the "Feds" are very much still in the money... Read more →

CNBNews Guest Opinion: Amazon’s Robot Workforce Could Doom The American Worker

By Jason Boyce The year is 2030. Most humans have been replaced by machines in U.S. warehouses and factories. Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to find jobs as robots pack, sort, ship, and carry out the myriad duties that just ten years ago were the purview of living, breathing workers. There are little job prospects in sight for these workers as automation has completely taken over numerous industries. As fictitious as... Read more →

Is Amtrak Being Use for Illegal Immigrants to Cross Border

CNBNews graphic file By Casey Harper | The Center Square Aug 17, 2022 (The Center Square) – Lawmakers sent a letter to Amtrak Wednesday requesting a briefing as well as all documents related to how taxpayer subsidized Amtrak may be used to transfer illegal immigrants across the border. The Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee signed the letter, led by railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark. “Due... Read more →


Upcoming Nicholson Road Shutdown will also Shutdown Gloucester City's Economy

SHOWN ABOVE, Nicholson Road, heading east into Gloucester City, NJ. Due to construction work on the freeway Nicholson Road, a significant thorofare for traffic in and out of Gloucester City will be closed soon. One of the other major roads for traffic is nearby Klemm Avenue which is also closed for several years due to the same freeway work. The sign reads ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 22, 2022. THIS ROAD IS TO BE CLOSED FOR... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Massachusetts Medical Society Condemns Attacks Against Boston Children's Hospital

“The Massachusetts Medical Society and its 25,000 physician and student members condemn the attacks against Boston Children’s Hospital and its pediatric transgender health program. “The Medical Society decries all acts of bigotry, including aggression and threats aimed at patients and families seeking evidence-based, medically appropriate and necessary care and the health care workers who strive to deliver care in a safe and inclusive setting. Actions that disrupt access to health care are dangerous, unacceptable, and... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Increase in Anti-Catholic Incidents

BILL DONAHUE I The Catholic League The recent flurry of anti-Catholic incidents at home and abroad is a disturbing reminder of how deeply entrenched this genre of bigotry is. The incidents are not in any way a coordinated attack, though some commonalities are evident, the most obvious being that they are all driven by left-wing players. It was reported in Canada last week that there has been a huge increase in anti-Catholic hate crimes: between... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Rep. Norcross Supports Marriage Act

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe and took away the freedom for millions of Americans to make their own decisions about their body, they opened the door to revoking other freedoms, like the right to same-sex marriage. Last week, House Democrats responded by passing legislation, the Respect for Marriage Act, to enshrine the right to marry who you love into federal law. During the bill’s consideration, I went to the House floor to share a... Read more →

NRA-ILA Opinion: Armed Good Guy Stops the Bad Guy

source NRA-ILA On July 19, 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken was shopping with his girlfriend at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind. when a gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in the food court. Upon witnessing the heinous crime, Dicken acted. The young man drew the Glock handgun he was concealed carrying and engaged the shooter as he gestured for others to flee. According to reports, Dicken initially confronted the shooter at a distance of... Read more →

CNBNews OPINION: Why Should Gloucester City Taxpayers Have to Complain About an Obvious Safety Issue?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 20, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Since Gloucester City residents are paying some of the highest property taxes in New Jersey; you would think those residents would at least have working street lights. But that is not the case in this small city of two and half square miles. We received several complaints recently about street lights being out on side streets and major highways in the City. The people... Read more →

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William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY and BELLMAWR AMONG 57 VIOLATING LAW--The NJ Office of the State Comptroller released a report last week regarding some municipalities' illegal use of sick leave. The Comptroller’s report stated that 95% of the 60 towns it surveyed were not following laws limiting sick leave payments. According to the Comptroller said these communities were wasting taxpayer funds which add to higher property tax bills. Only three of... Read more →

CNBNews Comment Rules: No More Unsigned Remarks

We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, street address, phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we request is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back up your statement. If a person is a regular contributor and only... Read more →

Media Fails The Public Once Again

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Supreme Court ends its 2021-2022 term today. It also ends a particularly embarrassing time for the media. On June 24, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade; it also ruled 6-3 to uphold the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Astonishingly, many media outlets got the story wrong. The following media outlets incorrectly reported that the decision to overturn Roe was 6-3: Washington... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: What's New in the Country

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor image courtesy of (CNBNews)(July 1, 2022)--The past few weeks have been very active, if not confusing, concerning what has been in the news. A lot of people these days get their news online which is like reading the first paragraph of a book. There's a lot more behind the headlines. Let's take a look: 1. Disaster on the Border - Two days ago a semi was found in... Read more →

Opinion: Jane's Revenge Promises A Night of Terror If Roe v Wade Is Overturned

The Honorable Merrick Garland CNBNews graphic file Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Garland: As president of the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization, I am requesting that you immediately deploy the full resources of the Department of Justice to apprehend and prosecute domestic terrorists who have recently attacked Catholic individuals, vandalized Catholic churches and torched Catholic-operated crisis pregnancy centers. We have witnessed a rash of... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Gun Violence...Speaking Up About The Unspeakable

CNBNews graphic files By Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, and Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD Mr. Pullin is president and CEO of Virtua Health. Mr. O’Dowd is co-president and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. The right to bear arms has existed since we became a nation. So, too, has the risk of violence that extensive gun ownership creates in our society. Unfortunately, recent mass shooting incidents, fueled by hatred or mental illness, have sparked a great... Read more →

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Please Don't Park Your Car On My Sidewalk

Must we be reminded of State Laws when it comes to our property? Shouldn’t it be a simple courtesy to respect our neighbor's property? Yes, I think so too. So I’m asking, please do not park your vehicle on my sidewalk. I don’t need the expense of repairing/replacing a water/sewer line connected to my home. Some vehicles that have parked on the sidewalk are PSEG trucks, police vehicles, delivery drivers aka UPS, Postoffice, Amazon, Mister... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: A Catholic, A Protestant, and A Muslin

The Muslim religion is the fastest-growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races. Last month I attended the training. During the training session, there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim faiths, who each explained their beliefs. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Muslim gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam,... Read more →

The Political Elite Is Going After Trump's Jugular Vein

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2022)--For the entire four-year term of Trump's presidency, the Democrats and some Republicans never stopped slandering him or his family. Their numerous impeachments all failed. Although Trump has been out of office for 18 plus months the Political Elite are not through with him. Their latest scheme is to put him on trial during prime time television. Tonight's televised hearing by the Congressional House Select... Read more →

NRA-ILA OPINION: Gun Control is About Stripping Rights NOT Stopping Crime

Economics has a concept called “revealed preference.” The gist is that a person’s observed actions reveal more about their preferences than what a person might profess to prefer. As applied to anti-gun politicians, despite all the noise they might make about stopping the criminal misuse of guns, their actions reveal that their policies are designed to attack the rights of law-abiding Americans. Consider, anti-gun politicians ceaselessly propose new gun control laws they claim will stop... Read more →

OPINION: Third-Party Sellers On Amazon Need A Hand

By Jason Boyce While fast e-commerce growth has helped small entrepreneurs grow their businesses, these brands are seeing diminishing returns in a continually growing market. Mainly because a handful of Big Tech companies, like Amazon and Google, GUEST OPINION are consolidating their power and using it to create hurdles for online sellers. To lend support to the millions of merchants selling on online platforms and ensure a competitive marketplace where they can thrive, Congress and... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Healing Touch of Flowers

What has happened to the committee who decorates our city with flowers in the spring? Beautiful urns were purchased a few years back and they sit empty. There used to be beautiful hanging baskets on Monmouth St but I don’t see them any longer. I see other small communities, i.e. Westville with their urns/vessels decorated with beautiful spring flowers, but not Gloucester City. All I see is trash cans, sometimes empty, sometimes filled with trash,... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: A Busy Month for FACT

Another busy month has passed and I'd like to update you on some of our recent notable work. First, FACT filed a complaint against Congressman Kai Kahele of Hawaii. House ethics rules prohibit Representatives from taking official action when they have a conflict of interest. In this case, Rep. Kahele was employed by Hawaiian Airlines while simultaneously serving on a Congressional committee and co-sponsoring bills that directly affected his employer, Hawaiian Airlines. Making matters worse,... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Community Pride Begins At Home

by Robert S. Bevan GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Seventy percent of our life will be spent in our home, neighborhood, and community. The quality of life that we will experience will depend on how our life is affected y conditions in our own graphic file hometown. If we see litter on our streets, then we think we live in a dirty run-down town. If we see street people and druggies occupying our main... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: "Europe Is Getting Tough on Big Tech. When Will the US Do the Same?"

By Jason Boyce In March, the European Union (EU) took a significant step toward reining in Big Tech offenders with the Digital Markets Act. Targeting the gatekeepers of today’s digital economy, the law is a historic piece of legislation and is a critical next step in the broader fight to level the playing field. However, this watershed moment has failed to reach the US, which continues to fall short in protecting consumers and innovative small... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: The Left Is Deranged Over Roe v Wade Being Overturned

Statement: The KAIROS Company for Dr. James Dobson May 10, 2022 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR "Recently, the Left has become increasingly deranged over the potential of Roe v. Wade being overturned. From riotous mobs outside the homes of Supreme Court justices to pro-abortion activists defacing churches across the country in violation of federal law, to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) attempting to push through legislation codifying abortion on demand, the Left is showing their... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Help for Unemployment Claims

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews TRENTON, NJ (April 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--In New Jersey the Democrats and Republicans are actually working together on the unemployment problem. They might as well hold up signs reading "election year, our friends and we want your vote." Many State Senators have formed a new committee to investigate the Department of Labor have said the same things. The residents they represent, every single one, complained that they never got through on the phone... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Fight Back Against Big Tech

A few weeks ago I sent around an email advocating for our parents and condemning the NJEA and other radical agenda-driven groups for actively encouraging our children to question their gender. The idea that the LGBTQ+ political radicals are sexualizing our education system and preying on the minds of grade schoolers is outrageous and unacceptable. LIke you, I was just standing up for American parents. Well, just a few hours after sending out that email,... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Woke Left Trying To Corrupt And Confuse Your Children

Have you seen the latest attempt by the Woke Left to corrupt and confuse your children? During a Disney staff meeting, executive producer for Disney Television Animation Latoya Raveneau touted Disney’s efforts to feature LGBTQ storylines. She revealed that she was just “adding queerness” wherever she could, stating that “No one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me.” This shows that Disney is complicit with the transgender cult being forced on... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Oscar "Inclusion Standards" Are Exclusionary

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to institute "inclusion standards" governing eligibility for an Oscar, but not for all demographic categories: people of faith are not included. Below is Bill Donohue's letter to the president of the Academy. April 4, 2022 Mr. David Rubin CNBNewsnet graphic files President Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Dear Mr. Rubin: In 2024, the Academy of Motion... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Jon Stewart's Phony Tirade About Racism

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Jon Stewart's remarks about racism on his Apple TV + show: It seems everything about Jon Stewart is phony. His real name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. He rails against "white privilege" yet he enjoys a net worth of at least $25 million. He hates white people who make racist comments about black people yet he is known to make racist cracks about blacks.... Read more →