NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

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Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 27, 2024): This is just a reminder that every year for the past several decades, the City of Gloucester City has hired several city "kids" for summer employment at minimum wage. Traditionally, "kids" meant boys, and minimum wage decades ago was in the $7.00 to $8.50 per hour range. CNBNews graphic file Last summer, 2023, the minimum wage had increased to $14.13 per hour. Kids still meant boys, but instead of the jobs going to those whose families could benefit from the jobs and salaries, everyone hired had a relative in... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews We all know that our dollar buys fewer groceries and less gas, but can you still afford to take your family out for an occasional dinner treat? Parking lots of restaurants are full so some people can afford to eat out, or maybe they are living on credit cards. Here is a list of restaurants and fast-food places which are now on the "too expensive for what you get" list. OPINION The following pizzerias all got the same comment, that being "find a mom-and-pop pizza." Domino's Pizza Hut Sbarro's (Additional comment - it takes a lot... Read more →

NJ Comptroller: State Police Knew Minority Motorists Received Adverse Treatment But Did Nothing

CNBNews contacted Kevin D. Walsh, the Acting State Comptroller in September 2023. We asked Mr. Walsh if some actions taken in 2023 and 2024 by the mayor, council, and the upper echelon of the police department were legal. The following month, the CNBNews Editor, William E. Cleary Sr., was cited for theft and trespassing at Cold Springs Elementary School. The two charges were never proven. Was it just a coincidence? Most likely. But we will never know. Related: JUSTICE FOR ALL, NOT JUST FOR SOME Posted by the New Jersey Comptroller on - 05/21/2024 TRENTON—Key policies and processes that were... Read more →


Where Have All the Banks Gone?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Correspondent GLOUESTER CITY, NJ (APRIL 28, 2024)Over the past year two out of three Gloucester City banks have closed their local branches. There is now only one bank in Gloucester City, that being TD Bank. Many Gloucester City residents have no choice but to bank locally, but others have the option of going out of town to do their banking. THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY One of those out of town, banks is/was Republic First. There are several branches in the area but for those people who go to the Deptford Mall/Walmart area, there is/was one... Read more →

Justice Must Be for All, Not Just a Few

Recently, William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor and Publisher, and his son, William E. Cleary Jr., had to endure such a stressful situation due to false charges brought against them by the Gloucester City Police Department. Over several months they were summoned to court six times to answered charges of trespassing and theft that were never proven. Not knowning how many more times they would have to appear in court they pleaded guilty to a plea agreeement and each had to pay a $500 fine. It is even more disheartening to know that some of the people responsible for this... Read more →

Cleary's Faced With Mounting Legal Costs and Criminal Fines Surrender; Accept Plea Deal

"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." ~Mark Twain UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor As some of you may already know, my son and I were charged with trespassing on the Cold Springs School property and accused of stealing a small child's bench last October. The bench in question was actually broken and discarded in a trash pile next to a dumpster. If I had managed to fix it successfully, I would have given it to one of my great-grandchildren. On October 10, a video of the two of us behind th... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: From Where Do Your Favorite Items Come?

DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNews The "most American" products, most of which we knew were American aren't American anymore. Here are a few that are hard to believe are no longer from the ole Red, White and Blue. Budweiser - Originally from St. Louis, Missouri Founded in 1850 Sold to a Belgian company in 2008 for $52 billion but the receipt has not changed. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - two friends opened an ice cream parlor in Vermont. Founded in 1978 Sold to Unilever, an English company in 2000 for $326 million. Burger King - Original Headquarters in Miami, FL... Read more →



updated Cleary's Trial Postponed...Once Again! William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews editor “Are you sure you want to become a reporter? If you are looking for a job that will make you renowned, you have chosen the wrong field." ~George F. Cleary Sr. Gloucester City News & Camden County Record publisher / Editor Emeritus GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2024)—As you know, on October 10, my son and I were charged by the Cold Springs School Resource Officer Brian Green with stealing a child’s bench, which we thought was trash. It had been lying on the asphalt behind the school... Read more →

The Cleary's Court Case Postponed Once Again

By William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 29, 2024)--The Cleary’s appearance in Gloucester City Municipal Court on Tuesday, January 30, has been postponed. The father, William E. Cleary Sr., and his son, William E. Cleary Jr., were charged with theft and trespassing for taking a children’s bench that was lying in a trash pile behind the Cold Springs school complex. When they learned it was not trash, Cleary Sr. called the police, and the item was returned. Cleary Sr., 79, is the former editor of the Gloucester City News and Camden Country Record. Presently, he is... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin CNBNews Columnist No tinted windows on cars in the United Arab Emirates. Most states have some version of the same law but are rarely enforced. No right-hand drive vehicles in Russia for safety reason. Right-hand drive vehicles are common in the British Isles and Ireland. No dirty cars in Russia. Specifically, the concern is the license plates. Again, most states have some version of the same law. No cup holders between the front seats of a car. This applies to France and the fine is 75 Euros or $81.39 American. No Bluetooth headsets or headphones in Spain. The... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Who Are the Brightest Celebrities?

Dorothy Philbin CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(January 28, 2024)(CNBNews)--The average IQ for a "normal" person is between 80 and 120. Genius is usually defined as having an IQ of 150 or higher. Where do your favorite stars score? Cortney Cox ...........................122 Vladimir Putin ........................127 Jodie Fister ............................132 Tom Brady .............................135 Arnold Schwarzenegger .........135 Oprah .....................................136 Bill Clinton ............................137 Madonna .............................. 140 Steve Martin ........................... 142 Meryl Streep ............................ 143 Lisa Kudrow.............................. 154 Sharon Stone ..........................154 Cindy Crawford ........................154 Matt Damon ............................160 Ashton Kutcher ........................160 Bill Gates .................................160 Albert Einstein .........................160 Quentino Taratino ....................160 RELATED: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY Columnist/Investigative... Read more →

The Custodian of Records Redacted Names; WHY?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews A few days ago Clearysnotebook printed a column about the number of out-of-town landlords and the effect these owners and their properties have on the city. There were addresses provided by the city's Custodian of Records. Many of the landlords' names were redacted with a big black line hiding the owners' names. The redaction is amusing if you have any computer skills at all. Property owners, city employees and salaries, city retirees and pension amount, even Postal Service employees are paid with your tax dollars and you have the right to know. CNBNews graphic file*... Read more →


Did You Ever Wonder...

Dorothy Philbin l CNBNewsnet Columnist Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures How many shipwrecks are there on the ocean floor? It might be a strange question but take a minute and think about it. How many ships can you name which are sitting at the bottom of the ocean? Everyone knows about the Titanic, "Remember The Maine" (Spanish-American War,) The Hood (WW II British ship sunk by the German ship The Bismark,) then there is the German ship The Bismark, sunk by the British. As the saying goes, revenge is a dish better served cold. Now finding sunken ships is easier... Read more →

No More Sport's Illustrated! Say It Isn’ t So

Dorothy Philbin l CNBNewsnet Columnist There are men who wait all year for the bathing suit edition of Sports Illustrated. Sadly, the last edition you saw is the last edition you will see. Friday, January 19, 2024 all of Sports Illustration employees were given their pink slips. Every last one is gone. It seems that a company which has a contractual agreement to allow Sports Illustration to publish is due $3.75 million each quarter (three months.) They have not been this quarter and they are invoking their contract which permits them to shut down the magazine. Will Sports Illustrated come... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King's Birthday - federal holiday/Three-day weekend. Wednesday, January 24 - National Peanut Butter Day (Note: At Walmart this week, Smucker's Uncrustibles cost $4.18 for four sandwiches, or about $1.04 each. At that price make sure your kids eat them at school.) CNBNews graphic file Friday, February 2 - We learn if winter will end soon or be extended by six more weeks. It is Groundhog Day. Monday, February 19 - Presidental Day/Three-day weekend (kids today get cheated out of a day off from school. Before Congress moved all federal holidays... Read more →

OPINION: Being at the End of the List

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (December 28, 2023)--Sometimes being at the end of the list isn't a bad thing. This time, New Jersey comes in near the end of the list and that is a good thing. The list is the states with the Highest Concentration of Hate Crimes. Here is where New Jersey and neighboring states rate: Number 43 - New Jersey 39 - New York 26 - Maryland 24 - Vermont* 13 - Pennsylvania 7 - Delaware 1 - Wyoming * Two states that seem to be out of place are Vermont. Senior citizens tend to... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 19, 2023)--We have been hearing for a few years now that issuing the police/fire blotters to the public is "too much work" even though there are more employees on the city's payroll than at any prior time. This week I began to wonder if this is the reason. Living near Broadway I see a lot of emergency vehicles drive up and down the street. There are not always sirens to catch my attention but always lights beaming into my windows. Over the years I've learned to determine the difference among police,... Read more →

Student's Test Scores in Gloucester City School District Sink to All Time Low

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews NJSpotlight News announced on December 12, 2023, the results of the 2023 school year standardized testing. This year's results were also compared to last year (2022) and 2019, the last year before COVID. Gloucester City's results were embarrassing. High School - no results reported for 11th grade ELA (English Language Arts) or Math. Of the 160 students who took the Science test, only 10.7% scored passing or proficient in 2023. In 2022, 16.0% scored passing or proficient; in 2019, it was 4.5%. The good news is that about 2.5 times as many of our students scored... Read more →

OPINION: Is A Handicap Imaginary?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist There are two No Parking Handicap signs in front of the CVS Store located on South Broadway. According to CNBNews columnist Dorothy Philbin, a few months ago on Labor Day, a Gloucester City Police SUV was parked in a way that blocked the handicapped parking spots, as well as prevented an elderly man from exiting his car. This image of the site was obtained from Google Street View. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 11, 2023)--On Labor Day, I went to the CVS on South Broadway but couldn't park in either of the two handicapped parking spots.... Read more →

How much is Your Child's Education Worth?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Trace Gallagher, a Fox News anchor, presented a story on December 5, 2023, in which the reporter presented evidence that our (America) students' math scores are now the lowest ever. It has been known for years that our students' English/Reading scores have been declining. Yet, we in New Jersey continue to pay extremely high school taxes. What are we getting for those tax dollars? CNBNews graphic file The state mandates much of the curriculum based on political ideologies. Here's an idea. Let's teach our students to read before we teach them pornography. Senator John Kennedy... Read more →

Several Gloucester City Residents Attacked By A Bleeding Crazy Man

"The man was so strong he broke the handcuffs in half," ~said One Neighbor William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -December 1, 2023--Around 9:30 PM Thursday this reporter was sitting in the back room of our house writing an article about an upcoming trial. The room was quiet, but I heard a muffled sound coming from the direction of nearby North Harley Avenue, which is the street behind us. My best friend, Peyton was lying on the floor in front of me snoring. Suddenly, she jumped up and ran towards our back patio door; undoubtedly, she heard... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews columnist BELLMAWR, NJ (November 18, 2023)(CNBNews)--If you have reason to drive south on Route 42/Freeway, just before you get to where the former Harrison-Hugg house had been, look to your right. You can't miss graffiti with letters and symbols about five feet high. If you have reason to drive south on Route 42/Freeway on another day at about the same place, look to your left. It is new, but it appears that one graffiti "artist" became jealous of the former so now there is graffiti on both sides of the road. Again, it is about five... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 12, 2023)(CNBnews)--Back in the day, there were no fast food "restaurants." Mcdonald's, Wendy's, and others were in their infant stage and locally owned. If someone wanted to go out for dinner, it was usually on a Saturday night; a couple wore their best clothes and got a babysitter for their kids. Where did those days go? CNBNews graphic file Today, we have very few locally-owned restaurants; they are mostly chains. If you travel anywhere, you are pretty sure you will find a Walmart, Target, an Olive Garden, Longhorn, and a few more... Read more →

Peyton and Me: Visiting Mount Ephraim, Westville and Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ --The Black Horse Tavern at 13 Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, owned by Bobby Ray Harris, is now open to the public. In 2019, Harris acquired the former Guiseppi's Restaurant. From late 2019, when he purchased it, up until this year, he has faced several challenges that have hindered him from opening the tavern. One of the challenges Harris faced was the deteriorating condition of the building that housed the old restaurant, built back in 1922. The situation was so bad that Harris had to demolish the building and rebuild it... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 16, 2023)--You have to have a lot of gray hair, or no hair at all, to remember when a Philadelphia-based department store opened a branch in Camden City. It was a very big store, 128,000 sq. feet over four stories. At about the same time, a Parkade was opened next door. Stores in those days were not open seven days a week as they are today. The only nights Lit's was open were Wednesday and Friday nights. All stores were closed on Sunday. It was a big deal to go shopping at... Read more →

Could You Drive Overseas?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 12, 2023)(CNBNews)Whenever an American goes to another country we always find things a little different. Some things are minor (eating a late dinner) and other things just can't be tolerated (warm beer!) Well, let's see if you could drive overseas. Here are a few things that are just not accepted in foreign countries: CNBNews graphic files Red cars are forbidden in Shanghai, China (they attract more accidents.) Radar detectors are forbidden in Switzerland. Fines are based on a person's income and prison is possible. Loud music emanating from a car in Australia... Read more →

Love Your Money:

Gloucester City Mayor/Council's Telephone Bonus

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 6, 2023)(CNBNews)--A few days ago (10/4/2023 at 2:09 pm) Senator John Kennedy (no relation to President Kennedy) was asked during a Fox interview what he thinks the average American feels about our politicians. In his usual Southern drawl, he replied "The average American wonders how a politician found his way out of the birth canal." So true. These feelings don't apply only to federal politicians. Every now and then a politician comes along - local, county and state included who actually makes sense and seems to have something greater than himself... Read more →

FEMA to Conduct Nationwide Test of Emergency Systems Wednesday

Dorothy Philbin | CNBnews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 3, 2023)--A nationwide test of the emergency and wireless alert systems will be conducted Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 2:20 Eastern Daylight Time, when a message will be sent to all cellphones, televisions, and radios, according to The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a news release titled "THIS IS A TEST of a National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." A similar message will be sent to all televisions and radios between 2:20 and 2:50 Eastern Daylight Time. The test is a joint effort between FEMA and the... Read more →

OPINION: Gloucester City Council Caucus Meeting Sept. 18

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Each month, the Gloucester City Council and other officials hold a caucus meeting to plan what needs to be discussed at the regular Council meeting the following week. The caucus meeting this month will be Monday, September 18th, and the regular Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Here is the agenda for this month. CNBNews graphic file Proposed Update to Personnel Policies (city employees) Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workplace Policies Paid and Unpaid Time Off Compensation and Employee Benefit Policies Additional Policies Returned checks. This is public information so it appears in both... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Our Lady of Lourdes/Virtua Hospital Plans Six Story Addition

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews CAMDEN CITY, NJ (September 15, 2023)(CNBNews)--Our Lady of Lourdes/Virtua Hospital is planning an expansion. The hospital announced to the Courier Post on August 20, 2023 that it has plans to construct a six-story tower addition amounting to 254,155 square feet. The expansion will not include any new patient rooms but will include new elevators and renovations to the existing hospital to be completed in two phases. The tower will include new operating suites for cardiac and neurosurgical procedures and for organ transplants. The helipad, which is currently at ground level will be raised to the rooftop... Read more →

OPINION: People Continually Violate The Handicapped Parking Law

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It appears that some people think that handicapped parking spots are "suggestions." They are not. Here in Gloucester City, it was brought to the attention of the Dollar Tree that they have no parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers. Now the problem has been sent to the corporate offices. Let's see if the problem is addressed. In Deptford, the Walmart (Clement's Bridge Road) employees use handicapped parking spots during their entire shift. We all know that not all disabilities are visible but on two occasions cars, without a placard or HC license plate, were parked... Read more →


We have been made aware of reports claiming that CNBNews published a story about the alleged passing of DelVal Football Coach Bill Manlove. We want to make it clear that we have not released any article regarding his death or any contradictory information Occasionally, we may re-publish an article that we believe readers would find interesting. On July 11, 2011, we published an article about Manlove's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. On August 14, 2023, we re-published the same article with the headline "Memories of Gloucester City: GHS Football Coach Bill Manlove." We... Read more →



William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNews photo taken at 8 PM Monday evening, August 21, 2023. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? Just a few feet from Broadway, a major route in and out of Gloucester City, there is a heap of garbage obstructing the pedestrian walkway. In the backyard of the property, there is a 20-foot boat. Click the photo you’ll find gas cans, oily rags, tires, car parts, and junk. How did this happen? The city mandates that all rental properties undergo annual inspections by the Housing Office and Fire Department. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--We have recently... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:

Yes, There Was Life A Hundred Years Ago

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Gloucester City, NJ (August 21, 2023)--On a recent talk show the subject was "What did (mostly) boys and men do before computerized games?" Was there "life" a century ago, as life is known today? The answer is, "yes, there was life and a much more active and social life, a century ago." cnbnews graphic file In doing research for something else an article jumped out. It appeared in the Morning Post (of Camden) on November 5, 1915. In those days it appears that people, primarily men (women weren't permitted to vote yet) attended city council... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: Day Trips

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 13, 2023)--Radio Station 94.5 PST on July 24, 2023, announced the most unique towns in our state. Those towns familiar to most of us are: Princeton Cape May Bay Head (Ocean County) Cherry Hill (Croft Farm) Medford Barnegat Light Brigantine Collingswood Haddonfield On the same day, in the same article, 94.5 PST listed the most beautiful spots in New Jersey. Many of the towns listed above are on the list, with a few additional ones. Again, these are only towns with which most of us are familiar: Princeton Cape May Atlantic City... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: We Are Not Allowed To Know

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigative Reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 10, 2023)--Over the past year or so, we have been hearing about the fire department's new Swift Water equipment. When investigating, the company's catalog showed a lot of costly equipment. The first question is, "Do we need this equipment?" Do other fire companies in the area have the equipment they could bring to Gloucester City in the event of an emergency? Remember, during the last two incidences involving water rescues, the Gloucester City fire department was the last to arrive. Surrounding towns got there first. During the water rescue between... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: How Does The City/Public School Advertise Summer Jobs?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(August 5, 2023)--It has been decades since the summer jobs program (within the Gloucester City Department of Public Works) was begun. At the time, the jobs were well publicized, and the goal was to give some money to kids who needed extra money for back-to-school supplies. The jobs have always paid minimum wage ($8.00 - $8.50 per hour.) In recent years the jobs haven't been as well publicized as in years past. In recent years the minimum wage has increased until this summer when it is $14.13 per hour. That money could provide students... Read more →


Besides Great Perks, Gcity Taxpayers Pay Their Police The Top Salary In CC

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigating Reporter CNBNews photo of Gloucester City Police Officers circa 2016 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 3, 2023)--ClearysNoteBook (CNBNews) submitted an OPRA request for Police Officers, Police Managers, Firemen, and Fire Managers' current contracts. We obtained four contracts; the contract for the Police Managers expired on December 31, 2021, so either the police managers have been working for 15 months without a contract, or we received the wrong contract. That will be investigated. Also, the contract for Police Management has a paragraph that explicitly omits Brian Morrell (part-time Chief) and his brother, Michael Morrell, Captain. Although the... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: Dear Anne Landers

Dorothy Philbin |CNBNews Columnist Most students in the 11th or 12th grade have read Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm or Huxley's Brave New World. These books, more than 50 years old, predicted what the world would look like in the authors' futures and our "now." In 2002 someone wrote to Ann Landers and asked her to explain all the "isms." Here they are: Starting on the left symbols for Socialism, Communism and Fascism Socialism - You have two cows. Give one to your neighbor. Communism - You have two cows. Give both cows to the government, and they may give... Read more →


Is The Whole World High?

DOROTHY PHILBIN | COLUMNIST/ REPORTER GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ A(July 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Here are a few articles which were in the news in just one day (July 10, 2024.) It makes one wonder if the whole world is high on...whatever? In England the Archbishop of York is having a problem with The Lord's Prayer which starts "Our Father, who are in heaven..." The Archbishop says that there are people who had problems with their fathers in their youth and the prayer might present a problem for them. Really? How many people fall into that category? The gray-haired Catholics know what the answer... Read more →



Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews As stated in a prior article, there are only two states with fully-funded pension plans. It shouldn't come to anyone's surprise that New Jersey isn't one of them. On tonight's news, a presidential candidate was interviewed. He said that he was very much against ESG. Say what? What is ESG? Is this new? CNBNews graphic file It turns out that ESG isn't new, it just hasn't received much press by design. ESG is a means of funding state pension plans and the reason not much has been made public about is - it doesn't work. There... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews You hear people talk about Millennials or Gen Xers, etc., but do you know who is what generation or even what a generation is? Traditionally, a generation is a group of people born within an 18 - 20 time span. Baby Boomers, for example, were born after the servicemen returned from World War II. The years assigned to Baby Boomers are 1946 to 1964. To clear up some confusion here are the years assigned to the other generations: CNBNews graphic file Gen X ......... was born 1965 - 1976 (11 years does not usually define a... Read more →

INCREDIBLE! Salaries for Gloucester City Dept. Heads Range from $60,000 to $240,000

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester City Mayor Dayl Baile and his council members approved the 2023 salary ordinance on second reading at the June 26 council meeting. The salary guide is for employees not represented by a union and is retroactive to January 1. Because of how the salary guide is organized, it is hard for anyone to know how much these employees make. CNBNews graphic file It is done that way intentionally, a former council member once told this reporter. "If the taxpayers knew how much these individuals are paid, including... Read more →

The Story Within The Story: WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE?

Dorothy Philbin | Columnist/Reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 4, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--It seems that everyone is running out of money. The average person is hurting financially; that's a given. But so many businesses are that, in the Deptford area, a strip mall is going to look like a ghost town. Here are the details. Behind the Outback are Bye, Bye Baby; Bed Bath and Beyond; Harmon Beauty; and the Christmas Tree Shop. ALL of them are closing. There won't be a single store in that area. The next strip after that houses David's Bridal. They are advertising "Going Out of Business" sales.... Read more →

AC Police Conduct Car Stop Recover Drugs and Guns

The Atlantic City Police Department charged a man after fleeing a car stop with drugs leaving a handgun in the vehicle. On June 8, 2023, at 11:13 PM, Officer Adrian Nunez-Santos conducted a motor vehicle in the 1400 block of Cedar Court. The driver, Majestic Moody, fled the vehicle after stopping. Officer Nunez-Santos chased Moody and was able to apprehend him. Moody was found in possession 90 bags of heroin, 27 grams of cocaine, and 15 grams of methamphetamine. Officer Nunez-Santos used his K9 partner, Narco, a trained narcotic detection dog, to conduct a sniff of the vehicle. K9 Narco... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin l CNBNews Research for another article led to the current Master Plan for Gloucester City. The Master Plan contains much information which is probably new to most, if not all residents who don't work for the city. Over the next couple of weeks you will get to know the facts about Gloucester City. One thing to keep in mind is that there are roughly 4,300 households in our city, of which 3,000 are apartments. Keep that in mind when you read the following. House Heating Fuel: Natural Gas 2,948 Bottled Gas 109 Electricity 255 Fuel Oil/Kerosene 818 Coal... Read more →


Not in Our Town

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 8, 2023)(CNBNews)When it comes to the growing, processing and sale of marijuana some towns are saying "Over here, we want it." Other towns are saying "not in my backyard." Unfortunately, there are some towns where the residents don't want the pot in their town but the city/borough leaders do. Pot is taxed, providing more money for our leaders to spend. Woodbury Heights is one of those towns. courtesy of Westville Fire Department The residents of Woodbury Heights were fighting tooth and nail to keep pot out of their community but their... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist I couple of weeks ago I posted an article about the difficulties of dealing with the Office of Equal Opportunities concerning utility bills. I took my senior citizen friend as she was OPINION afraid to go around Airport Circle (which isn't there anymore.) We were the only people when we entered the building. Of course, we went in with smiles on our faces and said "please" and "thank you" as often as possible. Surprisingly, the employees were very nice and very helpful. The caseworker even asked my friend if she needed air conditioning for health... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Several American cities, a few years ago, named themselves "sanctuary cities," never having any idea what was to come. They thought that they would get a few illegal immigrants here and a few there. Little did they expect floods of illegals, so many that the border states (Texas, Arizona, and Florida) would have to "outsource." This flood of immigrants was supposed to be someone else's problem. Earlier this year 54/57 illegals were sent to Martha's Vineyard, a very expensive island off the coast of Cape Cod. Former President Obama has a multi-million dollar mansion there. Another... Read more →

Chad Yates Named to the Men's Soccer All-America Third Team

GLASSBORO, NJ - Rowan's Chad Yates has been named to the 2022 Men's Soccer All-America Third Team after a career-best season in which he helped lead the Profs to the NJAC Championship and an appearance in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship. Yates (Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp) earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region IV First Team honors this season and was named the 2022 NJAC Pat Baldiserra Midfielder of the Year, becoming the first Rowan player to earn the award. A three-time NJAC All-Conference selection, he was chosen to the first team in 2022 for the first time in his... Read more →