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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 →

City of Philadelphia Warning, Don't Drink The Water; Sams Club Runs Out of Bottle Water

UPDATED Philadelphia Water Department's latest alert, "Tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink and use at least through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023." Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 26, 2023)(CNBNews)The City of Philadelphia recommends using bottled drinking water from 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023 until further notice for all Philadelphia Water customers. Contaminates have not been found in the system at this time but the announcement is being made out of caution due to a spill in the Delaware River. Today residents of Philadelphia looking to purchase bottle... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: Pay More for What?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 20, 2023)(CNBNews)--After tonight's City Council Meeting (Monday, March 20, 2023) you will again pay more just for the privilege of living in one of the state's poorest, yet highest-taxed cities. Technically, your taxes won't increase (yet) because these new costs are fees. Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name smells just as sweet. For generation after generation Gloucester City and the State of New Jersey politicians have felt that a tax by any other name spends just the same. Call it a fee, license, surcharge, or make up your... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:

Where to put your money...or what money?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 16, 2023)(CNBNews)--People, usually older ones who lived through the Great Depression (1929 - WWII) or their adult children (1946 - 1964,) half-heartedly joke about hiding their money under their mattresses or in the freezer (cold cash.) They didn't trust banks because banks were not regulated a century ago and they operated on their own. Anything went. To help the nation climb our way out of financial disaster, in 1933 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (in office 1933 - 1945) started the Federal Depositors Insurance Corporation (FDIC.) The federal government backed the individual's... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist There is so much going on in the United States that is so "crazy" (sorry, but there is no better descriptive word.) Men playing women's sports? Racist automobiles in California? A transgender nuclear rod disposable kleptomaniac who stole women's suitcases from airports. Attempts to take away our gas stoves? The list just goes on and on and at each layer, the craziness increases. We have to win an award for craziness! Right? Sadly, the Canadian government is vying to top us. It was announced today, March 10, 2023, that there is a high school student... Read more →


DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNEWS See the video below, Opioid Tragedy: Inside the Fentanyl Crisis | $10 Death GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 13, 2023)--World War III was well underway; we were losing it even before we realized it had begun. This war is not being fought with bombs, fighter planes, or even nuclear weapons. It is being fought with drugs - large quantities of opioids, cocaine, fentanyl, and new drugs which don't respond to any known treatment. The United States is fighting the lion's share of the battle, but every other western country is also fighting. Here are the American human... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Electric Cars mandated for NJ

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 9, 2023)(CNBNews)--Following California's Governor Gavin Newson's lead in making his state reach 100% clean energy by 2035, New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy announced the same goal for New Jersey. Murphy announced that his initiative would require all new cars sold in New Jersey to be electric powered. New Jersey's original plan was to mandate clean energy/electric cars by 2050. Governor Murphy refers to his updated plan as the "Next New Jersey." source An executive order IS a law, but it is made independently by a Governor or President instead of... Read more →


The Woodshop Class is Coming Back to the Gloucester City School District

The tribute to the military is erected at the front entrance of Gloucester High School (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 9, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Board of Education will accept sealed bids for the interior and exterior alterations of an Industrial Arts (wood shop) at the City High School, 1300 Market Street, on Friday, March 17, in the Board offices. This is not a school development authority (SDA) project. For decades the local public school district always had a wood shop, but for whatever reason, that class was done away with in 2005. Vince... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY : Code Names for U.S. Presidents

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ ( 26, 2023)--The Secret Service has code names for the various people they protect. Listed below in the left column are the names of recent presidents and on the right are code names. Your job is to figure out which code name was given to which president. The answers are at the bottom. John F. Kennedy Mogul Richard Nixon Lancelot Gerald Ford Celtic Jimmy Carter Search Light Ronald Reagan Renegade George H.W. Bush (father) Passkey Bill Clinton Eagle George W. Bush (son) Timberwolf Barack Obama Trailblazer Donald Trump Deacon Joe Biden Rawhide... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: NJ Ten biggest Tax Deadbeats

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist In New Jersey people of almost every profession have to have a required number of educational hours, pass a test, and then pay a small fortune for a license to practice the trade. Some of these trades are hair stylist, manicurist, plumber, electrician, and all others but one. That trade is home improvement. If there is a storm, you will see home improvement companies come out of the woodwork. The first thing you should look for is the license plate and any decals on the vehicles. If they are not in-state license plates and local... Read more →


Updated Information Released on Alleged Crime (s) of a Former Gloucester City Public Works Assistant Supervisor

UPDATED/CORRECTED (Feb. 22, 2023) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Since June 2022 CNBNews has been trying to find out if the rumor about a Public Works assistant supervisor allegedly taking either equipment or money from that department was true. Each time we submitted an OPRA request about this supposed incident Brian Morrell, the Acting City Administrator/Police Chief replied with the same five words, “the matter is under investigation”. Some of those OPRA’s were written by Dorothy Philbin, CNBNews’ investigating reporter, and columnist. Philbin wrote the following to Morrell on February 11, “Please advise the... Read more →

CNBNews Tips and Snippets:

Public Hearing on Southport Pot Stores; Barnard Ave. Residents Must Wait; Rams Basket Auction

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 9, 2023)--Gloucester City residents interested in voicing their opinion on two ordinances to allow a section of the Southport area to be developed into a marijuana zone should attend the public hearing on Thursday, February 23, at 7 PM. The meeting is being held at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street, in the council chambers. RELATED: HOW MUCH HAS ORGANIC RECYCLING LAWSUIT COST CITY TAXPAYERS Last month after the ordinances were introduced on first reading, CNBNews asked Mayor Dayl Baile if anyone had applied to open up any businesses... Read more →

Rhode Island students from NJ named to Dean's List

KINGSTON, RI (01/31/2023)-- The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries. They include: Ellie Sennhenn of Audubon (08106) Chris Bracchi of Berlin (08009) Alyssa Gentile of Blackwood (08012) Melanie Wilson of Blackwood (08012) Katie Reichert of Bordentown (08505) Nicole Sagias of Burlington (08016) Kristal Stahler of Cape May Court House (08210) Aidan Landis of Cherry Hill (08002) Jadyn Aguiar of Delran (08075) Sydney... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:

Does a Two-Hour Delay Warrant the News?

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist PHILADELPHIA PA--Fox29News, 6ABCNews, and 1210 AM radio were all talking on air about the Gloucester City School District starting classes two hours late the day after the Super Bowl (photo credit CNBNews photographer Amanda Stevenson Lupke image from the 2018 Super Bowl parade) SEE PHOTO ALBUM +++++ GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (FEBRUARY 3, 2023)--On Thursday, February 2, 2023 Fox 29 posted a facebook announcement that Gloucester City School District's schools will open two hours late the day after the Super Bowl. Interesting - our schools made the news. Later in the afternoon, radio station 1210... Read more →

COMMENTARY: How The City of Gloucester City Has Changed

by DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNewsNet While reading some old newspaper articles last night I came across one particular article about the BLM protest/march almost three years ago. The article from the Courier Post, was dated June 8, 2020. In that article a man from Camden City, Isaiah Conteh, said "It shows this town is changing." Gloucester City's own Joe Gorman added "Gloucester is thriving because it is more welcoming and supporting of people who in the past may have been viewed as outsiders, blacks, Hispanics, LGBT and artists." by DOROTHY PHILBIN CNBNews Reporter That was a comment that made me... Read more →

The Story Inside The Story: And the Drugs Keep Rolling in

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 18, 2023)--In today's news, it was revealed that a library in a small town near Boulder, Co. had to be temporarily closed to clean the restrooms of the chemicals and residue of methamphetamines. For several days prior, people complained about strange odors, sore throats, and even a dizzy feeling. While investigating the problem, it came to light that one of Boulder's libraries had been closed for the same reason and has not yet re-opened. The Boulder City and Colorado State Police are investigating, but libraries, by nature, admit everyone and allow... Read more →


by Dorothy Philbin| CNBNews Columnist Coming up this week are a few things you should know. 1. The price of postage stamps goes up this week. There aren't too many people who send first-class mail anymore, but it is always a good idea to have a few stamps around, just in case. On January 22, 2023 the stamp price goes up from 60 cents to 63 cents. After that, the cost of stamps will go up each year. 2. Have you noticed that the doors on the blue mailboxes only open down far enough to mail a letter? There is... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

Dorothy Philbin |CNBNews Contributor (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ 08030)(January 13, 2023)--At least one person and probably several people in our city government don't want us to ask too many questions and they definitely don't want to give the city taxpayers the answers. CNBNews graphic file The average person has no idea how many police cars the city has. Is that accidental or by design? If you follow the city council's resolutions and ordinances you will see SUV after SUV being bought but rarely if ever, see any cars being sold. Judging from the price of the new vehicles, it does not... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: You Have A Right To Know

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews columnist The people in Harrison Township stopped the building of a 2.1 million square foot warehouse by showing up at the township planning/zoning board meetings. According to many of those interviewed, the problem was that although it was a three-year project, they didn't know about the warehouse until they heard about it from neighbors. The township, they said, did nothing proactive to inform the taxpayers. That is probably true, at least half-true. The state rules governing what and how taxpayers have to be informed of planning and zoning issues were written 75 years ago! There... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: California Give Aways

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Do you want to get rich quickly? Head west to California. Really rich? Stop by San Francisco. Just about every news station has shown clips of mile after mile of homeless tent cities, mainly in, but not limited to, Los Angeles and San Francisco. These images courtesy of unsplash tent cities have presented numerous problems for homeowners and small business owners. It is almost impossible to determine which issue is the most severe. People have to sidestep drugs and needles along every step. There are no bathrooms, so you have to use your imagination... Read more →