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SO WHO IS GEORGE MERRYFIELD?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 9, 2022)(CNBNews)--For some time now whenever we heard about someone having a drug or alcohol problem in the Gloucester City area the name George Merryfield was mentioned as the person who helped so and so to get on the road to recovery. George Merryfield Curious we wanted to know who was this guy Merryfield? How has he been able to help so many? Where did he come from? Why does he call his organization The We Can Foundation? After asking around we were able to hook up with George and... Read more →


VIDEO: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews 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. The first photo of her was taken a few years before she died from complications of Alzheimer and the second is a much earlier photo of her. As... Read more →


Pet Tips: Molly Mutt's Lesson on Anxiety and Solutions

Pet Anxiety Awareness Week May 2022 OAKLAND, Calif.—Pets can get anxious when their loved ones are away, on Zoom calls, or too busy to play fetch, give belly rubs and say “good stretch.” Molly Mutt says that Pet Anxiety Awareness Week is a reminder that simple actions can provide relief for anxious pets. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Pets don’t have to be anxious. There are some simple ways that you can provide your pets some relief when you aren’t right by their side,” said Molly Mutt's co-founder Molly Mundt. “At Molly Mutt, we recognize that for over 30,000 years, dogs and humans... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

How Many Broken Windows in our City?

DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Years ago, I took a Criminal Justice course at St. Joseph's University. The instructor was a captain of the Philadelphia Police Department who brought his police-issued laptop with him to every class. The first thing he told us was that what he was going to present was the truth and he had and would show us the documentation to prove it. He said that if anyone was easily offended, this was the time to drop the course. That was one of the best courses I took in my long educational career and one... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: Stops in Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City

CHAPTER 19 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews photo credits CNBNewsnet LITTERBUGS STAY OUT OF GLOUCESTER CITY!--One thing that upsets Peyton and Me the most are people who dump their trash in wooded areas. Especially here in Gloucester City. We discovered this pile of refuse on Sunday during our walk. Cinder blocks, furniture, siding, wood, and other construction and household items were just dumped in the woods across from Cold Springs School (shown in the distance). Looking for who may be responsible we found some mail in one of the bags that had a woman's name with a Philadelphia address.... Read more →


PET TIPS: Beware, Easter Candy Can Kill Your Dog

BY LAURA FOURNIOTIS BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital Veterinarians from BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are issuing a warning for pet owners ahead of Easter, fearing a higher-than-usual uptick in chocolate toxicity cases. BluePearl, which has over 100 pet hospitals across the U.S. that see more than 1.2 pets annually, sees an alarming 321% increase in chocolate toxicity cases on Easter each year. However, according to new data released by the National Confectioners Association, Easter candy sales are expected to be 5-7% higher in 2022, which could bring even more pets into the veterinary ER. image courtesy of... Read more →


Philadelphia Federal Jury Convicts Armed Puppy Robber

North Carolina Man Convicted by Federal Jury for Gunpoint Robbery of Puppies from Lancaster County Breeder PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Christopher Lamont Stimpson, Jr., 23, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was convicted of committing a gunpoint robbery of a Lancaster County puppy breeder and his family in order to steal five French Bulldog puppies in October 2020. In November 2020, the defendant was charged by Indictment with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, and interstate transportation of stolen goods in connection with the robbery. To lure the victims out with the puppies, dogs with a... Read more →


What’s the difference between FDA-approved and pharmacy-compounded animal drugs?

If you’ve ever had to give your cat a dose of medicine, you know that it can go sideways quickly. While no cat enjoys the process, some might be more cooperative depending on how the drug is given. For example, some cats tolerate taking pills easier than liquid, while others make the pill-giving process into a battle royale. Thankfully, your veterinarian can ask a compounding pharmacist to change that FDA-approved pill into a liquid for your finicky feline. Some common instances where veterinarians may recommend compounding are: Creating an oral medication from tablets or injectable solutions Adding flavoring Mixing solutions... Read more →


PET TIPS: DOGS ARE ALSO AT RISK FOR LYME DISEASE

BY LAURA FOURNIOTIS BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital We are approaching tick season in many parts of the U.S., and experts are warning that this could be an especially plentiful year for the potentially disease-carrying bugs. While Lyme disease is the most common vector borne disease in the U.S. with 476,000 people are diagnosed each year, what many people do not know, is dogs are also at risk for Lyme disease. PEYTON CLEARY (CNBNews Photo Hilton Head Island 2022) If left untreated, dogs with Lyme disease can experience heart complications, joint disease, and permanent nervous system damage. In honor... Read more →


Gloucester County Annual Kitten Shower April 30

(Clayton, NJ) -- The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners announced that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) will be hosting their second annual Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming arrival of kitten season. Director Frank J. DiMarco said, "In the next few weeks the shelter will inundated with cats and kittens. Following the tradition of the baby shower, the kitten shower is a great way to help the Animal Shelter get everything they need to welcome and care for new kittens.” There will be refreshments, activities for children, information on fostering... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Savannah, Ga.

CHAPTER 19 (All Good Things Must Come To An End) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNewsnet photos The newest addition to Lawton Stables is Woody. The four-year-old Clydesdale was generously donated by the owners of Woody’s Sunglass Shop in the Shelter Cove Towne Centre. According to Lawton Stables, he is settling in very well to island life, and already has a routine of meeting visitors, such as the young lady above, at the fence to get lots of pets and pose for pictures. Related: Harley The Popular Clydesdale at Lawton Stables Succumbs to Colic/Lipoma ##### ON THE ROAD AGAIN--Peyton... Read more →


Adopt today at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter Lots of Pets Available

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s kennel is full of animals looking for their forever homes! “We have a lot of dogs at the shelter patiently waiting for homes. There’s a match for everyone,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “We are committed to finding each animal their perfect home. We will always prioritize the well-being of the animals when finding their forever families.” Director Frank J. DiMarco is the liaison to the shelter and would like to remind residents that adoption fees remain only $35.00 for dogs and cats 5 years and younger. Fees for animals 6 years and older... Read more →


ADA Iditarod Update: 20 Miles Separate Two Mushers Leading The Pack

The chase is on. About 20 miles separate the two mushers at the front of the Iditarod pack, who have more than 400 miles to run before reaching the burled arch in Nome. The race has arrived at the Yukon River, and Eureka musher Brent Sass is blasting through checkpoints, opting instead to rest his dog team along the trail. In Ruby early this morning, he could've sat down to a five-course gourmet meal with an "after-dinner mint" of $3,500 in $1 bills — his reward for being the first to reach the Yukon — but decided to keep running... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

The Twin Coming Down? Junk Vehicles; Kudos to Chickie; Flag Disrespect! Geese & Irish Parade; Bill's BACK!

CHAPTER 18 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IS ANOTHER GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORICAL BUILDING COMING DOWN?--Thursday, February 24, we talked with a contractor who was clearing out items from the Twin Bar, Broadway, and Market Street. Asked if the building was being demolished he said that he didn't know. That he was hired to empty the property. He apologized for blocking the sidewalk. Earlier in the month, we noticed a sign on the building stating the property was unfit/unsafe for habitat. The Twin Bar, the alleged home of Rock and Roll has been sitting empty for nearly a decade. Several... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering: Gloucester City, Brooklawn and Westville (Chapter 17)

William E. Cleary Sr. I CNBNewsnet A RECENT WINTER DAY IN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-Have you given any thought to what job you like to do if you make it to heaven? I have. I like to be in charge of moving the clouds around in the sky. You would get to travel the universe. And, if you get tired just lay down on one of those soft fuzzy clouds. ++++++ POTHOLE SEASON--Watch out, pothole season is here. These two beauties are slowly turning into craters near the intersection of Market Street and Lane Avenue, across from Gentlemen's Den and Anyzek... Read more →


CHRISTMAS EVE:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Bellmawr and Brooklawn (Chapter 16))

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews SUCH A PEACEFUL SCENE--The Gloucester City Municipal Building; in the background is St. Marys Church. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve. How many remember going to Christmas Eve mass at St. Mary's Church which was held at midnight. I am talking about a time when a person who was Catholic had to be tough. For example in those days, you couldn't eat meat on Fridays. Something to do with the Pope's brother-in-law owning a fish market. I am just kidding about the fish market but that was the time period you didn't... Read more →


Gloucester City's Waterfront Remains Undeveloped, and is Wasting Away

SEE VIDEO BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews This past month a $10.5 million lawsuit was filed against the City of Gloucester City by Rocco D'Antonio, who was the developer of the proposed Organic Diversions Compost Plant in the Southport section of the City. The City in return counter sued the developer. The project was first announced in 2010 at a December 22 council meeting, at the time Mayor William James (now deceased) said a letter of intent was signed with D'Antonio to build the food-waste-to-energy facility at a cost of $30 million. The project was expected to generate... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING THROUGH GLOUCESTER CITY, BROOKLAWN, WESTVILLE (XIII)

South Broadway and George Street WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOCIETY TODAY? Sitting on the curb at South Broadway and George Street on Monday morning was this disgusting-looking pile of garbage. Just a few feet away is a trash receptacle, apparently, the slob that left this crap on the sidewalk is not a member of the Green Generation. We can also say with certainty the person has no respect for the community of Gloucester City. According to multiple sources on the internet “Generation Green,” millennials and Gen Z supposedly demonstrate environmentally and socially conscious consumer behavior. With rising spending power and... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME (XII) Good News and Bad in Biopsy Report

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Peyton loves taking a ride in the van GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 17, 2021)--Monday night we headed to Dr. Ed Sheehan's Veterinary Clinic in Fairview to have Peyton's remaining stitches and staples removed. As you can imagine Peyton was very happy to get those annoying things out of her rear hip as was Connie and I. With the stitches gone so is the E collar. What made us even happier was the news that Peyton and me can get back to our daily two-mile walk. The results of her biopsy were also released last... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering: So Where Is That Black Dog? (Chapter XI )

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Peyton wearing an E Collar GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 11, 2021)--Someone said to me the other day "I haven't seen you or your black dog on your daily walk in recent days, is everything okay?" I explained that our best friend and companion Peyton, a black Labrador retriever, is having a tough time following an operation to remove a cyst/tumor. She doesn't like the stitches and insists on pulling them out despite wearing an E collar and being heavily sedated. What is an E Collar? An Elizabethan collar (also known as an E-collar or... Read more →


Brady Small Commits To Army; Who IS That Person?; Gcity's RE Market Booming; Teens Gone Crazy; PHOTOS

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Image source Brady Small Twitter page BRADY SMALL COMMITS TO WEST POINT--Mount Ephraim resident Brady Small, a St. Augustine star football player has committed to the Black Nights for his college education,according to the Press of Atlantic City. Small, a rising senior defensive tackle at St. Augustine Prep, committed last Sunday to play for the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, for the 2022 season. Small, at 6-foot-2, 285 pounds, was recruited by the Black Knights to play on the defensive line. He said the coaches there, especially defensive line... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through Gloucester City, and Haddon Lake, Audubon (Chapter X)

UPDATED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 14, THE DAY COMING TO AN END--One night last week around 9:15 PM we caught the last glimpse of daylight before the dark sky of night closed over the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City. We took the photo with the Apple iPhone 11 LOVE YOUR MONEY--The new Gloucester High football field and running track around the field is finished. Work on the $1.3 million jobs began at the beginning of the year and ended in May. The arrow is pointing to two members of the construction crew putting the finishing touches on the field.... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through Gloucester City's Proprietors Park /Freedom Pier, (IX)

(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(May 23, 2021)--FREEDOM PIER AERIAL VIEW--The first arrow is pointing at Freedom Pier located on the Delaware River, King and Cumberland Streets, Gloucester City, NJ. In the distance is the City of Philadelphia. Proprietors Park and the Gloucester City Marina are on the left side of the arrows and are out of view. A restaurant and marina were first proposed for the city's waterfront in the 1980s. In 1991 the City obtained the deed to the Freedom Pier site from the federal government for $1 which included the four-story Coast Guard Building at King and Cumberland Streets. The... Read more →


Chapter VIII:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Port Royal, VA., and Hilton Head Island, SC

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IT ONLY COST $1.3 MILLION !--Construction work on Gloucester High School football field and running track is continuing. The plans call for a synthetic Astro-type material to be placed over the dirt field that has been used for football since the school opened in 1961. This past December the school board voted to approve the million dollars plus project. ++++ GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL--The top photo above a contractor is seeding the field behind the football stadium last week. Once the seed was down the workers laid straw over it to keep the birds, geese,... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering Through SJ (Brooklawn/Gloucester City)Chapter VI

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Peyton Cleary (CNBNews files) BROOKLAWN, NJ (January 4, 2021)--Searching for something on the internet we discovered a For Sale advertisement for Clancy's Pub by the Creek, 304 Crescent Blvd., Brooklawn, NJ. The advertisement from COLDWELL BANKER reads Fantastic opportunity to own/operate a bar/restaurant in the post-pandemic world. This fully functional property seats +/- 150 people inside, plus an outdoor patio for 50+ patrons. Also features an upstairs apartment or owner's office. Located at the signalized intersection at the corner of heavily traveled Rt. 130. Could easily be re-purposed for another user/business or perhaps a... Read more →


An Open Letter to our Former Mayor Tut Kilcourse

BILL'S POINT OF VIEW: Dear Mr. Kilcourse, From the letter you submitted to the Gloucester City News it appears you are finally going to talk about your term in office. I am referring specifically to the sentence, "Stay tuned; we may have more true facts." Are you going to speak about the supposed arrangement your administration had announced in October with Reel Fish Seafood, of Bellmawr? The article was published in your Democrat newsletter What's Happening in Gloucester City. The following is an excerpt from the newsletter. "On October 12, Gloucester City purchased the former Dooley's bar at Broadway and... Read more →