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Westville Police Officers Grant Roberts and Joseph Craig Honored for Bravery

WESTVILLE, NJ (December 1, 2022)--At the November 28th Westville Council meeting, the Governing Body honored Patrolman Grant Roberts and Patrolman Joseph Craig with a Proclamation for their bravery on the night of February 18, 2022. Mayor Sims acknowledged their heroism and thanked Officers Roberts and Craig and all the Westville Police Officers for their dedicated service and daily sacrifices to safeguard the residents of Westville. Read more →


Ruth Anne Munyan, 92, formerly of Westville

Ruth Anne Munyan (nee Meister), age 92, formerly of Westville, NJ and more recently Gilbertsville, PA, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2022. Born in Philadelphia in 1929 to Harold and Naomi Meister (nee Harney), Ruth spent nearly all her life in South Jersey, marrying the late Amos Munyan, Sr. in 1948. Between them, they raised seven children. Like many of her generation, Ruth left high school early to help support her family. Despite the lack of a formal education, she cherished knowledge and was a voracious reader - Ruth finally got her high school diploma in 1981. Much of her working career was with Bell Telephone as a directory assistance operator, retiring in 1991. She then went on to take art classes as a hobby and become an accomplished artist in her own right until Parkinson's robbed her of the ability to hold a brush. Ruth was a devout... Read more →


Milton C. Zindel, Sr., Hard Working Blue-Collar Man, Member of Local Union #420 Pipefitters/Steamfitters

Surrounded by his loving family, Milton passed peacefully on November 14, 2022. Age 90. Of Westville Grove. Loving and devoted husband of 51 years to the late Julia M. Zindel (nee Block). Loving father of Julia Gifford (John), Milton C. Zindel, Jr. (Sandy), Debra Monte and Dawn Homan (Chip). Cherished grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 25. Also survived by his loving friend, Doris Umba. Milt was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and married the love of his life, Julia M. Zindel (nee Block) in 1954. Together, they moved their family to Westville Grove in 1964 where he resided for the last 58 years. Milt was a jack of all trades and a skilled pipefitter and 50-year member of the Local Union #420 Pipefitters and Steamfitters in Philadelphia, PA. He enjoyed throwing darts, shuffleboard and many meals and camaraderie at the Gateway Diner. Milt had many friends and was... Read more →


Rita C. Severance, longtime resident of Westville

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


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, NJ 08090 [Directions] The Glassboro-Camden Line improves transit service along the Glassboro to Camden corridor, focusing on increasing mobility and improving links between established communities, jobs, and activity centers. Learn more... Safety is paramount to all aspects of the Glassboro-Camden Line project. The project involves upgrading the corridor's safety at the crossings and along the right-of-way. Pedestrian and bicycle walkways and crossings would be installed at rail crossings. Safety and security measures will continue to... Read more →


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

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


Donald C. Fish, 83 of Worton, MD, formerly of Westville

WORTON, MARYLAND (September 30, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)_ — Donald C. Fish, 83 of Worton, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on September 11, 2022 Don was born on March 3, 1939, and raised in Westville, NJ, son of the late Carl and Dorothy Bennett Fish. While attending Woodbury High School (Class of 1958) he joined the ROTC and from 1958 to 1960 he served with the U.S. Navy upon the USS Des Moines in the Mediterranean Sea and completed his obligation in 1962 from the reserves. He worked for the DuPont Company at Deepwater as a waste-water treatment tech, retiring after 36 years of service. For several years Don mowed grass at Hopkins Game Farm, which he loved doing. Don was a big game hunter during his early years and enjoyed waterfowl and deer hunting. He also enjoyed traveling, he traveled to every state in the US and numerous countries. He... Read more →


*Just Weeks Remaining: Rams Class of '63 Reunion

GCHS Class of '63 at their 50th Reunion. (CNBNews file photo) WEST DEPTFORD, NJ--Members of the Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1963 are gathering at the beautiful Riverwinds Restaurant for their 60th Reunion Luncheon, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 located on the Delaware River in West Deptford, NJ. The social gathering will be held from noon to 4 PM. All class members at any time, including those who may have graduated elsewhere, and their guests are welcome. Cost per Person: $50 Includes an entree choice, made at the luncheon itself, of: - Salmon w/Dijon Cream Sauce (sauce may be omitted) - Chicken Marsala - New York Strip Steak Cost include incidental reunion expenses and gratuity. Cash Bar: Servers will take any alcoholic beverage orders and deliver them. Payment directly to them by cash or credit card. Tips to them for this would be appreciated. No outside beverages are permitted on... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire in the 300 Unit Block of Mercer Street

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 12, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Task Force 5 was notified by Camden County Communications on Saturday, September 10, at approximately 10$% AM of a dwelling fire in the 300-unit block of Mercer Street. The Gloucester City Fire Department responded to the call. Upon arrival Battalion 504 reported a three-story multi-family dwelling with heavy smoke coming from the first-floor windows. Battalion 504 was advised that a resident was possibly entrapped in the first-floor apartment. Squad 51 arrived, established a water supply, and deployed a 1.75" attack line. A fire was located in the front bedroom of the first-floor apartment and quickly extinguished. Ladder 3 (Bellmawr) conducted primary searches, Ladder 1 (Camden City) placed ladders and assisted with primary searches, Engine 10 (Camden City) established a secondary water supply and stretched a backup line, and Squad 16 (Collingswood) stretched a line to the floor above the fire, Ladder 736 (Westville) checked for... Read more →


*NJ Fire Fighter Jobs Open (all jurisdictions)

Symbol: M9999D Title: FIRE FIGHTER Issue Date: 07/01/2022 Closing Date: 08/31/2022 Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS Salary: * Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated Workweek: 40 Hours per week Application Fee: $35.00 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: NOTE: Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the "FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET". Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his/her 35th birthday). An exception to the 35 year age limit is that volunteer Fire Fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date... Read more →


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

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


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

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


Daughter Attacks 80-Year-Old Mother Who Died Days Later

SEWELL NJ (Augusst 11, 2022)--On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at approximately 9:57 p.m., officers from the Washington Township Police Department (WTPD) were dispatched to an apartment on Woodmont Circle, Sewell, New Jersey, for a dispute. As a result of the initial investigation, officers charged 65-year-old Loretta Barr with assault. The victim, identified as 80-year-old Florence Dicriscio (Barr’s mother), was initially transported to Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township for her injuries. On August 9, 2022, the victim was pronounced deceased in Philadelphia, where she had been transferred for advanced care due to her injuries. Upon Dicriscio’s death, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office partnered with the Washington Township Police Department to continue the investigation. An autopsy conducted on August 10, 2022, by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the body/head and the manner of death as homicide. As the result of a collaborative... Read more →


Nine New Jersey Counties on the Top 30 List with the Highest Foreclosure Rates in the United States

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square The worst inflation in 40 years has led to cascading effects, with consumer sentiment declining and gross domestic product decreasing in the first quarter of this year. While the Federal Reserve has been raising rates to tame inflation, this has resulted in higher mortgage rates. Combined, these factors appear to be cooling the U.S. housing market after white-hot demand in the past two years sent prices skyward. So far, the number of foreclosure filings in the first six months of the year is still slightly lower than it was in the same period in 2020. But these filings are up 153% from the first half of last year, according to property data provider Attom Data Solutions. Home foreclosure filings include default notices, bank repossessions, and scheduled auctions and are used as a measure to gauge the health of housing markets at... Read more →


Toni Renee Firlein, of Woodbury/Westville, age 38

On July 26, 2022. Age 38. Of Woodbury. Formerly of Westville. Beloved and cherished daughter of Francis J. Firlein and Donna M. Firlein (nee Thomas). Loving sister of Bryan Firlein and his wife, Stacy. Loving aunt of Aiden, Ruby and Rory. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Toni will be remembered as a fun-loving person who had the ability to light up a room with her contagious smile and wit. Everyone connected to Toni surely heard many stories about her family, especially her nieces and nephew, who will hold on tight to all the special memories and wonderful times we shared with her. Toni was a graduate of Gateway Regional High School class of 2002. She was President of her class and Captain of her soccer team. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan University and was currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in counseling... Read more →


Gloucester City Cops and Good Samaritans Honored for Rescuing Accident Victim from Delaware River

image source Gloucester City Police Dept. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The police officers and civilians who helped rescue the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the Freedom Pier safety barrier were honored recently The car landed upside down in the Delaware River. Pictured from left to right are Mayor Dayl Baile, Officer John Bryszewski Jr., Officer Sean Gartland, and D/Sgt. Carlos Depoder received a Life-Saving Award for the water rescue. Good Samaritans Gene Blemmings, Michael Natrin, and Stratis Taniakos (not pictured), we’re presented with a proclamation from Assemblymen Bill Moen (wearing mask) and Mayor Baile for their help during the rescue. Below are excerpts from the incident reports filed by the police and fire departments that were obtained by CNBNews via an OPRA request. The following is from the police department incident report. Below from the Fire Department incident report. (To enlarge the print, click on the images)... Read more →


Barbara Jean DiFalco, of Clementon formerly of Westville

Barbara Jean DiFalco February 18, 1945 - June 21, 2022 CNBNews graphic file Barbara DiFalco of Clementon formerly of Westville, went home to our Lord on June 21, 2022. Barbara was Born February 18th, 1945 to Armedio and Katherine Petolicchio (nee Smith) in Philadelphia, PA. Barbara is Preceded in death by her husband, Peter DiFalco; parents, Amaday and Kay Petolicchio; brother, Amaday Petolicchio; Father and Mother in Law, Nicholas and Mary DiFalco and nephew, Jeffery Jacovelli. Barbara is survived by her children Dawn Palermo (George) and Nick DiFalco and her grandson Nicholas Amaday DiFalco. She will be dearly missed by her family, Pat and Jack Jacovelli, Sarah and Paul Douglas, Janice Petolicchio, Lucy Kennedy (John ); her nephews Michael Petolicchio, Paul Douglas (Stacey ); her niece Amy Douglas, great nieces and nephew, Ava, Emma, Paul, and Elianna Douglas; former daughter in law, Lynda DiFalco (Jim) and step-grandmother to Hunter ,... Read more →


David Chambers, 61 of Gloucester City (formerly of Westville)

David Chambers, 61 of Gloucester City (formerly of Westville) passed away on July 5, 2022. He is predeceased by parents, Marion and David, and sister, Marcia Cooke (Gregg). David leaves behind his son Jason (of MD), his sisters Robin Chambers, of Westville, Valerie Eisiminger (Glenn) of Carney’s Point (formerly of Westville), his granddaughters, Alina and Braelyn (of MD), his nieces Cara Lynn (of S.C.), Shanon (of Gloucester City), Ashley (of Westville), Great-Nieces Laina (of S.C.), Josephine(Josie) and Eva (of Gloucester City) and Great-Nephew Austin (of Williamstown), numerous Aunts, Great-Aunts, and his best friend of 30+ yrs., Juan (Sapo) Ortiz. David will be remembered for many things; a roofer, a construction worker, a repairman..., A Jack of All Trades. The family hopes he will be fondly remembered for his generous heart who would help anyone, at any time. At Davids request, we will release his ashes, along with his sister, Marcia,... Read more →


WESTVILLE NEWS: ProWrestling:R invites you to The Cookout

July 17, 2022 LIVE from the Superkrazee Entertainment Center 1030 Delsea Dr 4W in Westville, NJ. Doors open at 1:30 PM. 2PM Bell Time. The MAIN EVENT is nothing short of SPECTACULAR #TheCookout #MainEvent #FIRSTTIMEEVER #Anywhere #TheDefinitionOfFly vs. #TheKingOfTheTerritory #LaDineroDeLaIglesia #TheAllFather ProWrestling:R presents The Cookout BLK Jeez (@Jeez215)vs. Mr. Darius Carter (@MrDariusCarter) ALSO on the card… Boom Harden and Jermaine meet one last time, to settle their beef, once and for all. Jermaine cost Boom the chance to become the inaugural ProWrestling:R #RISE Champion. Now the Nuketown Dragon is coming for his head in a Lights Out match. There must be a winner. GKM, who did in fact win the #RISE Championship, will defend his title against Lucky 7 Scramble winner, Daniel Alexander. Bobby Buffet returns to ProWrestling:R and goes one on one with Hot Stuff Jalapeño. The ladies return to action as Damaris Dawkins takes on the debuting Nevaeh... Read more →


Brooklawn's Fireworks Saturday Night; Annual Independence Day Celebration to be Held Monday, July 4

BROOKLAWN RESIDENTS--The borough's annual fireworks display will be held Saturday, June 25 (tonight). The event begins at 6 PM with the fireworks starting shortly after dusk. The Borough's Annual 4th of July Celebration will be held on Monday, July 4. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the celebration! The parade will begin at 10 am at New Broadway and Chestnut St. and travel south along New Broadway crossing the railroad tracks across from Lipkins Pharmacy to Memorial Park. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 9:00 – 9:45 am Parade Registration at West Side Firehouse (New Broadway & Chestnut St.) 9:45 am Line up (order of march) GRAND MARSHAL MAYOR TERI BRANELLA 10:00 am Sharp - 4th of July Parade Begins 10:30 am Brooklawn American Legion Color Guard & Singing of the National Anthem by David Chorzelewski followed by awarding of parade prizes 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Food and... Read more →


Boys and Girls Interested in Playing Basketball, Register Today for The Chiefs Basketball Camp (for Grades 3-11)

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: Week 1 6/27-6/3 8am-11:30am Week 2 7/25-7/28 8am -11:30am Sign up Link www.chiefsbasketballcamp.com Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This camp offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of age or ability level, to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, rebounding, and defense.... Read more →


NJ Senator Edward Durr/Commissioner Christopher Konawel Visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County

Glassboro, NJ – Staff, Board Members, and volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County’s Glassboro location welcomed Senator Edward Durr and Commissioner Christopher Konawel on April 25, 2022, with a Club tour. They also got the chance to speak directly to the organization’s CEO, Patricia Withington, to learn more about the issues and challenges facing America’s youth today. “We were so grateful to welcome Senator Ed Durr and Commissioner Chris Konawel to our Glassboro Club location to discuss our out-of-school time programs.” said Patricia. “They took the time to listen to our Board, volunteers, and staff about the importance of Boys & Girls Clubs in Gloucester County and New Jersey as a whole. Our organization provides many resources and opportunities that any child in Gloucester County can benefit from. We’re thankful that Senator Durr and Commissioner Konawel came by to learn more about our role in the... Read more →


Gloucester County Officials Attend Special Officer II Graduation at Police Academy

Commissioner Christopher Konawel Jr., Commissioner Jim Jefferson, Director Frank J. DiMarco, County Clerk James Hogan, Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Gloucester County Board of Commissioners celebrated the graduation of the Thirty-Third Special Officer II Class of the Gloucester County Police Academy. Established in 1988, ​the Gloucester County Police Academy conducts basic police training, SLEO I and II training, and many in-service training courses. It has been designated by the New Jersey Police Training Commission as the regional provider of SLEO II training and was selected as one of New Jersey’s four original police academies to conduct the Alternate Route Training Program. Congratulations to our most recent graduates! County Clerk James Hogan, Director Frank J. DiMarco, Commissioner Jim Jefferson Read more →


Gloucester County Officials Attend Events Throughout SJ

Gloucester County Commissioner Nicholas DeSilvio attended the Franklin Township Little League Opening Day. The league named their field in memory of George Harrison and opening pitches were made by his 4 children, while his wife Heather stood in for George while the All-Star team was acknowledged. Franklin Township Little League offers baseball and softball to children from age 4 to 16 years old. The little league is run strictly by volunteers and almost exclusively on the funds collected from fundraisers, donations, and registration fees. Commissioner Jim Jefferson joined Angels of God Community Outreach and their purple army to assemble 1,200 Easter baskets for children, senior citizens and veterans filled with goodies for families in need. Elissa Darrow leads the purple army today along with two of her daughters Lindsay and Brenna. Angels of God Community Outreach’s mission is to give a hand UP to those in need. They accomplish this... Read more →


George R. Walton, III, age 60, of Westville; Union Shop Steward at MV Inspection Station

Westville - Suddenly, on April 17, 2022, age 60 years, of Westville, NJ. Beloved husband of 39 years to Grace (nee Britton) Walton. Loving and devoted father of Kristi Walton-Brown, Heather Walton, and Amanda Walton. Caring brother of Crystal DiGirolamo, Raymond Walton, and the late Joan Walton and Evelyn Kaufmann. He was a proud and doting pop-pop to Abrianna and Collin and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next precious gem in his life, due in September. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. George was a special man, his entire life was dedicated to his loving family. They returned to him as much love and happiness as he gave to them. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to his family. George was a Union Shop Steward at The NJ Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, as an employee of Parsons, and was most recently... Read more →


Gloucester County Director Frank J. DiMarco presented veteran George Brown with a certificate celebrating his 97th birthday.

Mr. Brown is a charter member of the Original Cemetery Advisory Council Committee which was charged with the responsibility of choosing a location designing and overseeing the construction of the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He is also the founder and Captain of the Cemetery Honor Guard, which has been recognized nationally for its service to our deceased veterans and their families. He has been a member of the VFW Post 1616 in Williamstown for decades and has served the Post and its members as the Commander. He has previously served as Commander of the VFW District 13 [Gloucester County] and has been a member of the Gloucester County Veterans Advisory Council since its inception. Gloucester County has been blessed to have such a vibrant and special person as George Brown as a member of our Veteran community, wishing him best wishes and much happiness. Read more →


Gloucester City Mayor/Council to vote on New Business Tax, New Title for Tax Job, Property Tax Increase, More Stop Signs

Gloucester City Police Administration building 313 Monmouth Street. Image provided by Google street view GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 23, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City mayor and council will meet, Thursday, March 24, at 7 PM in council chambers at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street. A number of ordinances are up for second reading and final adoption including Ordinance #O 02-2022 titled Creating a Mercantile License Process. This new law is basically another tax on local businesses requiring the owners to fill out more paperwork and pay a $50 fee every two years. The penalty for non-compliance is a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof, in the discretion of the judge of the court where the violation has been heard. Any repetition of any violation of this... Read more →


CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets:

$8M for Kings Hwy.; Westville Pond; Sea Isle Upscale Hotel; Cut Gas Tax; 1000s of NJ Prisoners Freed; Hunter's Laptop

CNBNewsnet RECONSTRUCTION OF KINGS HWY IN AUDUBON, HADDON HTS., MT. EPHRAIM--The Camden County Highway Department has announced an $8 million improvement and redesign project to commence on Kings Highway from Market Street to Hopkins Road in the boroughs of Audubon, Haddon Heights, and Mt. Ephraim. The goal of the project is to provide pavement rehabilitation and upgrade existing curb ramps to meet ADA requirements along with the rehabilitation of existing storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure. The total scope of the work will encompass about 2.42 miles of roadway including 39 intersections and more than 99 curb ramps. “Each element of this project is extremely crucial to the overall health and longevity of our county’s infrastructure,” said Camden County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Revamping this stretch of highway will allow for more safety and efficiency for the motorists, pedestrians, and residents that travel and live... Read more →


Westville Department Reports for Feb: POLICE 1616 Calls; Fire 99 Calls; Code Enforcement 27 Actions, 19 for MVs'

WESTVILLE POLICE FEBRUARY 2022 ACTIVITY REPORT Motor Vehicle Stops- 123 Burglary Reports - 1 Theft Reports - 8 Property Checks – 96 Added Patrols – 786 Motor Vehicle Crashes – 9 Arrests – 12 Foot Patrols – 27 Domestic Violence Incidents – 7 Parking Enforcement – 17 Community Policing – 47 Abandon Vehicles – 6 Radar CADS – 5 Total Calls for Service – 1616 Reports taken and typed by officers – 58 Additional Information - A female was arrested for being a wanted person out of Camden County on 2-5-2022. - A Male was arrested for being a wanted person out of Camden County on 2-9-2022. - A male was arrested for active warrants during the course of a motor vehicle stop on 2-12-2022. - A female was arrested active warrants during the course of a motor vehicle stop on 2-17-2022. - A male was arrested for driving under... Read more →


John Robert Sims, Jr., age 39, of Westville

John Robert Sims, Jr., on March 6, 2022, of Westville, NJ; formerly S. Philadelphia, PA. Age 39. Beloved son of Bernadette Sims (nee Muller) and the late John. Devoted father of Susan and Jameson. Dear brother of Jennifer Sims, Jessica Sims, Matt Sims, and Mark Sims. Loving companions of Gennifer Fineman. Uncle of Meghan, John, Christian, Laela, Shanice, Liam, and Collyn. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. John enjoyed music, cards, and construction. He was a jack of all trades. Most of all, he loved spending time with his kids. There will be a visitation from 12 noon to 2pm Friday, March 18, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 2pm at the funeral home. Inurment Bethel Cemetery, Hurffville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family by visiting Go Fund Me: https://gofund.me/fc9bacf0 Read more →


Elvia Estonia Jackson Hawkins, 81, of Jericho; NJ Teacher of the Year Recipient 1996

Jericho, N.J.-- Elvia Estonia Jackson Hawkins, 81, was called home to glory on Feb. 12, 2022, with family and friends by her side. She was born to the late Orano and Pinkney Jackson on April 27, 1940, in Trenton, NJ. Elvia earned her diploma from Trenton High School in 1958 and graduated with honors from Glassboro State College (now Rowan) with a BA in Education in 1962. She married the late James Edward Hawkins in 1963 and moved to Jericho, NJ, where they both spent the remainder of their days. Elvia was an exemplary teacher for 39 years, teaching 36 years at Lake Tract Elementary School. She was dedicated to educating her students, which led to her receiving the New Jersey Teacher of the Year Award in 1996. More important to Elvia than the classroom was her undying faith in Jesus Christ and her belief in His Word. She was... Read more →


Marie G. Biondo, age 95, of Haddon Heights, Active Member of Several Catholic Parishes; St. John of God School Volunteer

The glory of life surmounts the fear of death. Does anybody know the better side of death and glory? Live the present and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering. Marie G. Biondo (nee Curcio) held her faith and her fun dear. She committed her life to her family, her church and danced through her years, unselfishly giving herself and her time. There is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to polka dance. On Friday February fourth, just a few short days after her 95th birthday it was con te partiro… time to say goodbye. Heaven had lit her way and She moved lightly, over the border between heaven and earth. After 95 years, her soul rose like incense from her home in Haddon Heights. The angels have waited, for so long,... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Throwing Money At A Problem Won't Make It Go Away

" The only South Jersey school district in the 400 range, or lower 1/3rd is our own Gloucester City School District. " By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews If it is possible to waste money, New Jersey knows how to do it! In 2020 Governor Murphy raised the state's contribution to education. He felt that former Governor Chris Christie had underfunded education in our state, so he allocated $9 billion to all schools. Of that amount 60%, or $5.4 billion goes to 31 Abbott districts and the remaining $3.6 billion is shared by the rest of the districts. How many districts are there? What I have learned is that all numbers change depending on source. If only public district schools are counted or if charter and vocational schools are included the number can be between 555 and 615. But...how do Abbott schools fair in those 615 districts? The answer is easy... Read more →


GOOD NEWS! Westville Cracking Down on Unregistered MV's, Releases January Crime, Fire, and Code Reports

WEC William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews For some time now the borough of Westville has been strictly enforcing its Housing Code ordinance pertaining to unregistered/abandoned motor vehicles. The borough has also been citing people who leave their trash cans on the curb after trash has been picked up. We long have been advocates for citing homeowners/landlords who have unlicensed, unregistered vehicles stored on their properties. They are unsightly and are safety hazards. They are also detrimental to the neighborhood where they are located and depreciate the value of properties in those neighborhoods. We commend the Westville police and borough officials for their diligence. Hopefully, other communities nearby will also enforce their codes pertaining to this issue and do the same. We also appreciate that this information is being shared with the public. Keeping the people informed is one more way of letting taxpayers know that those people they employ... Read more →


Stop at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and Meet Brandy

MEET BRANDY--This sweetheart is a 3-year-old Lab/Heeler mix looking for a forever home. Brandy is a sweet girl, but can be a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly and loves to play once she gets more comfortable. Brandy would do best in a home without children under 10 years old, but she does enjoy the company of other dogs! Apply today with the Gloucester County Animal Shelter if you would like to meet Brandy. +++++ Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners is expanding adoption hours at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter beginning Monday, January 31. The new updated hours are: Monday 8:00 a.m.­– 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Sunday­ Closed “We’ve seen a large influx in the interest of adopting pets in 2021. We know... Read more →


Christopher W. Feeney, of Westville, age 71

Christopher W Feeney, of Westville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 27, 2022. He was 71. Legacy & Family We mourn the passing of Christopher Feeney. Loving son of the late William and Emilia Feeney. The oldest of 6 children, William, Jr., Kathleen Skacel (Tom), Michael Feeney (Deb), Bob Feeney, (Marcia), and Marguerite Ingersoll (Jim). He was also the proud uncle to 6 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and one great-nephew, all of whom he adored. Born and raised in the Logan section of Philadelphia and a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School. Chris spent his adult years as a resident of Westville. He retired from Acme Markets in Woodbury where he made many close friends during his career. Chris was a man who was never afraid to be true to himself no matter what life threw his way. A man of great passion. Whether discussing his favorite television/movies, his... Read more →


Louis J. Tirendi, Sr. age 75 of Westville

Louis J. Tirendi, Sr. on January 29, 2022, of Westville. Age 75. Beloved Husband of 50 years to Rose Marie (nee Silva). Devoted father of Steven Tirendi (Kim), Michelle Musilli (Fred), Gina Robinette (Andrew), and Louis Tirendi (Rachel). Loving Pop Pop of Natalie, Laura, Timothy, Domenic, Christian, Nathan, Cabrina, Riley, and Mason. Adored brother of Leanna Breen, Mary Stecklair (Bruce), Trudy Webb (Bob), and the late James, Joseph, Kathleen, and Joan. Dear Uncle to many nieces, nephews, and friends to many. Big Lou enjoyed being with his family and he was loved by all. He worked hard for over 30 years at Tastykake and served in the Vietnam War as a proud member of the 7th of the 17th air calvary in the US Army. After retirement, Big Lou could be found watching the Phillies, playing golf, and binge watching many shows with his beloved wife Rose. You could also... Read more →


Florence R. Greeley formerly of Westville. Age 102.

Florence R. Greeley (nee Barrett), on January 17, 2022, formerly of Westville. Age 102. Beloved wife of the late John P. Greeley. Devoted mother of Walter Bednarczyk (the late Doris), Adam Bednarczyk (the late Virginia), April DiRocco (Joe), and Denise Goss (Jim) and stepmother of Patricia Greely and the late Howard Greeley. Loving grandmother of Tracy Bilski, John P. Bednarczyk, Heather McIntyre, Angela Panaro, Denise Perkins, the late Steven Bednarczyk and Michael Gibbons and great grandmother of Sofia, Nicholas, Vincent, Hank, Jocelyn, Eric, Makayla, and Jayden. Dear sister of the late Mary Cowdrick, Ruth Kurtz, Frank Barrett, and Herb Barrett. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Florence enjoyed dancing and traveling with her friends. During WWII, Florence was a Civil Defense Air Raid Warden to make sure everyone was safe in the neighborhood. She was also the former President of DRIVE for Teamsters Local 676. There will be a... Read more →


Dusita Haydu (nee Nicolin), 61, of Westville

Dusita Haydu (nee Nicolin), on January 13, 2022, of Westville. Age 61. Beloved wife of the late Francisc Haydu. Devoted mother of Ildiko Haydu and Eva Haydu. Loving sister of Miodrag Nicolin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 12 noon to 1pm Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR, 200 S. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral service 1pm at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. Donations may be made in Dusita's memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or by visiting www.diabetes.org. Read more →


Christopher J. Holmes, 42, of Westville, formerly of Gloucester City

On December 28, 2021. Age 42. Of Westville. Formerly Gloucester City. Survived by his wife, Tina M. Holmes; children, Natalie N. Holmes and Shane M. Holmes; siblings, Thomas J. Holmes, Jr. (Kim), Leonard Brown (Fran), Jamie Holmes, Michelle Holmes, Michael Asplint, David Asplint, Debbie Sheppard and Ginny Mitchell. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Joanne Holmes and Margaret and Arthur Asplint as well as his brother, Joseph Holmes (surviving Deborah). Also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Skylar, Desiree, Kristin, Ireland, JoAnna, Alex, Joey, Malaki, Isaac, Scott, Myranda and Bobbi as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Sunday, January 16th from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 304 King's Highway, Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Funeral service 1:30 PM in the church. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Christopher J. Holmes.... Read more →


THE JEAN GIAMPOLA BRIDGE

Gloucester County honors Jean Giampola with the renaming of County Bridge Number 3-F-18 PAULSBORO, NJ --The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners joined by Paulsboro Councilmembers gathered to rename County Bridge Number 3-F-18 in honor of Jeanne Giampola. Before the bridge, auto traffic was blocked on a daily basis for up to an hour at a time by the trains, creating a nuisance and, more importantly, a public safety hazard, since emergency vehicles were part of the traffic jams. Giampola, who served as a borough councilwoman and community advocate before her death at age 81 in 2016, made it her mission to fix the problem. “Jeanne was a tenacious leader and advocate for the people of Paulsboro,” said Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger. “Before the bridge, if the train came through we would have no access to parts of the borough for emergencies. Jeanne knew that this was a hazard and... Read more →


Robert S. Pierce, of Westville, 41

Robert S. Pierce of Westville, NJ on December 16, 2021 age 41. Relatives and friends are invited to services Thursday 11am at The KROC Center 1865 Harrison Ave Camden, NJ where friends may call after 9am. Interment: Private Arr. Carl Miller FH- 365-2966. Read more →


Francis Myers, of Westville, age 66

On December 20, 2021. Age 66. Of Westville. Survived by his children, April Burns (Michael), Johnny Myers, Anthony Kates and Alyssa Kates; grandson, Alexander Kates; brothers, John Myers and Jimmy Myers and his girlfriend Kim Weber. Son of the late Kenny Myers and Grace Bumarch Myers. Also survived by his friend Patricia Myers. Francis was an avid basketball player and fan and enjoyed the many years he spent coaching area youth. He also loved football and baseball. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday evening, December 30th from 5 to 7 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 7 PM in the funeral home. Interment private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.comunder the obituary of Francis D. Myers. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


City of Gloucester City Sells North Wind Schooner to Gloucester Sail, a Non-Profit Organization

Students aboard the North Wind (photo provide) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 20, 2021)--The City of Gloucester City sold The Schooner North Wind to the Gloucester City Sail organization last month. According to Mayor Dayl Baile, the City had the schooner appraised, and the value of it was $50,000. The City sold it to the Gloucester Sail organization for that amount, $50,000. That money will go back into the City’s Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG)program. Hopefully, Gloucester Sail’s non-profit organization will continue the good work they have been doing for all these years,” said the mayor. In May 2008 the City announced the purchase of the 75-foot steel hull schooner. It was built in 1995. The sailing vessel has three sails and a 20-foot beam. It can carry 47 passengers along with three crew members for a total capacity of 50. The sailboat was sold at an auction held at a... Read more →


Elizabeth A. Rodgers, of Gloucester City, Crossing Guard, Episcopal Church Member

Sometimes, during this life, we move lightly and as I lay me down to slumber, all I need is one more number. When, to the next game I go, I pray the Lord I yell… BINGO! Elizabeth A. Rodgers (nee Clifford) walked by faith, not by sight and filled her days with game shows, puzzle books and soap operas. She was a strong mother and wife who was happy to help anyone. On Friday, December 10, 2021, after 85 years, Elizabeth moved to the border of heaven and earth. You know that place between awake and asleep, but where you can still remember? That’s where we’ll continue to love and miss you. Mrs. Rodgers was born in Camden and had been a longtime Holy City neighbor. More recently, she shared her home with her daughter in Westville. She had worked as a crossing guard for Gloucester City, was a congregant... Read more →


SAY IT ISN'T SO! Gloucester County DEMS Plan To Segregate County’s First Black Sheriff

WHAT IS THE REASON THE SHERIFF 'S OFFICE IS BEING MOVED??? Sheriff’s office and all staff need to stay where they are MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Commissioners-Elect Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio demanded officials in Gloucester County government immediately halt plans to move the county Sheriff’s office Jonathan Sammons Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff from the county's administrative office on South Broad Street in Woodbury to the shuttered county jail on Hunter Street. “Last month we were proud to have elected Jonathan Sammons as Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff. Now the Democrats who control county government are moving the sheriff’s office away from most of the staff he will supervise and the rest of the County's leadership.” Commissioner-elect Chris Konawel said, “Last week we had to call out the County Chamber of Commerce on its support of Chamber Executive Committee member Lisa Carney who made racists comments about our... Read more →


Kevin Taylor of Maryland, GHS Alumnus, MHS Lift Manager, Youth Coach in Wes

Kevin W. Taylor, age 65, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Born in Camden, NJ, Kevin was the son of the late Evan and Rosina (Gordon) Taylor. He was a graduate of Gloucester High School Class of 1974 and went on to complete trade school. Before retiring, Kevin worked at MHS Lift Inc. in Brooklawn, NJ and Seaford, DE for over 35 years. He began as a technician and rose through the ranks as a service manager and technical trainer before becoming the branch manager of MHS Lift Inc. in Seaford, DE. After retirement, Kevin enjoyed flipping houses. He was a talented woodworker and loved to build things. His children will treasure his many woodworking heirlooms he created for them from baby cradles and rocking chairs to Chinese checkerboards and trains. Kevin was... Read more →


Laura M. Beck age 65, of Westville and Bellmawr

nee Spaziano), on November 16,2021, of Westville; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 65. Beloved wife of 46 years to Stephen. Devoted mother of Stephenie Barber (James). Dear sister of Michael Spaziano. Also survived by her special friend and caregiver Caryn Fayer. Laura worked for Runnemede Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric. She and her husband shared many interests including fishing, vacations, boating, and literally anything you do with the sun. She also shared her passion for animals with her daughter, always taking in strays (especially) and caring for them until she either decided to keep them or find them a good home. There will be a visitation from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 8 pm at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 (www.parkinson.org) Read more →