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Edward Rieger, of Swedesboro; Brooklawn Bartender, Local 676 Member, Retired from John D. Lawrence

Eddie "Ruff House" Rieger They called him “Ruff House.” Eddie, age 73, bounced and bartended at the Ferry Slip Inn. For fun he’d let patrons punch him; as hard as they could they were more likely to injure their hands than the rough house. But he was just as generous as he was tough: come payday he’d buy the bar rounds more than a few times at Fiorile’s. As a Father he wasn’t the strictest; no bedtimes and a bottomless pocket of change for the arcade and candy, but he raised quality boys. Eddie was the favorite Uncle to all... Read more →


Westville Police Respond to "Stabbing" Rumor

WESTVILLE, NJ(July 16, 2021)(CNBNews)--There was a domestic disturbance in Westville that lit up some social media sites, last night. People were saying there was a stabbing. Westville Police Chief William Whinna released the following statement when asked about it: "We had a Domestic and a minor injury was sustained by the alleged victim. Both parties are being uncooperative. It’s still under investigation and due to it being a domestic, no further information can be released at this time." Read more →


Will the Philadelphia Lottery Ever Attract Worldwide Players?

Lottery gaming is a pastime that many people enjoy, but it is also something that is currently undergoing massive changes around the world. Not every player will have noticed this, especially those that are loyal to their local draws. You can play locally or online when it comes to the Philadelphia lottery, but in the future that could all change. We are seeing lottery gaming go around the world, with people from other countries or other states trying their luck on lotteries which are not local to them. Some do this as an additional attempt to win, on top of... Read more →


Patricia M. Bolte, of Moorestown, 80

Patricia M. Bolte (nee Curtis), age 80, of Moorestown, NJ passed away, while surrounded by loving family on Friday, July 2, 2021. Patricia (Pat) was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and lived in Westville, NJ; Bellmawr, NJ; and Turnersville, NJ before settling in Moorestown for the past 42 years. Pat was a devoted member of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorestown, and also a member of the choir. She spent summers in Stone Harbor, NJ where she was a member of Saint Paul Church. Her faith, family, and friends were the most important aspects of her life. She... Read more →


Avalon Police Invite Public For Coffee

The Avalon Police are bringing back “Coffee with a Cop”. This coming week it will be held on Thursday, July 8th at 2892 Dune Drive from 8 AM to 10 AM. Great idea! Wouldn't be nice if police departments in Audubon, Brooklawn, Bellmawr, Camden City, Gloucester City, Mt. Ephriam, Runnemede, and Westville did the same. Read more →


E-bikes, E-scooters, E-skateboards Can Be Deadly

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Related: Video of a super electric scooter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 30, 2021)(CNBNewsnet)--Have you noticed the E-bikes, E-scooters and E-skateboards buzzing throughout the city of Gloucester City and elsewhere over the past year or two. The Governor of NJ signed a law in 2019 making them legal to ride on the street. The law states you must be 16 or older to drive one but we have seen youngsters that look no older than 10 or 11 riding them down the street and sidewalks. Most of these kids are not wearing a helmet.... Read more →


Pauline M. Hale (nee Jones), of Blackwood; formerly of Westville

Pauline M. Hale (nee Jones), on May 31, 2021, of Blackwood; formerly of Westville. Age 76. Beloved wife of John Hale. Devoted mother of Dawn Pizzo (David) and the late Stacey Hubbell and stepmother of Jen, Melissa, and John Jr. Loving grandmother of Amber Lynn and Vincent Pizzo. Dear sister of Alice Jandura (Frank) and Ernest Jones. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. Read more →


WOODBURY NEWS: The Historic Pillar House Being Restored

RESTORING ONE OF WOODBURY’S OLDEST HOMES: WORK IN PROGRESS! WORC is currently funding the conversion of the historic Pillar House at the northwest corner of Franklin Street and East Barber Avenue formerly German Street). One of Woodbury’s oldest homes, the structure dates back over 200 years. It reportedly served as a hospital for wounded Hessians during the Revolutionary War after the battle of Red Bank on October 22, 1777. In addition, it was an Inn and station where fresh horses were exchanged for tired ones when stagecoaches operated between intervening towns. In modern times, A landlord capitalized on its deteriorating... Read more →


Woodbury Business News: FATHER & SON PIZZA Help the Hungry

Four months ago, Ernie Tagliaferro made the bold move to open Father & Sons Pizzeria (40 S. Broad Street in Woodbury; 856 –384-7700) right during a global pandemic! Having been in business with his family for over 50 years, serving the public in Philadelphia, Ernie’s father inspired in his son the importance of community involvement. He understands that their restaurant’s paying customers “enable them to feed those who are hungry.” Tagliaferro expressed, “my blessings are many and it must be a terrible feeling for parents to be fearful of being unable to feed their children.” Father and Son’s Pizzeria made... Read more →


Nancy A. Roskey, of Westville, GHS Alum

On May 7, 2021, of Westville passed peacefully at the age of 64. She left this world surrounded by loved ones who cherish all her wonderful memories. Nancy is survived by her mother Grace (Smith) Tomlin and the late Harry Tomlin, Sr. Beloved mother of Grace Ann McCargo and Bob Tomlin. She was the loving grandmother of Peyton Scomolla and Hunter Maiese, who were her world, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Grace Kopfle, late Harry Tomlin, Jr., late John Tomlin, Susan Tomlin and Robert Tomlin. Nancy graduated from Gloucester High School... Read more →


SHOP LOCAL: Woodbury is becoming an antique shopper’s destination!

Antiques on Evergreen Grand Opening On Saturday, May 1st, ANTIQUES ON EVERGREEN is having their grand opening celebration! The public is welcome to peruse a wealth of treasures that are on display (and for sale!) at the 20,000 square foot building that used to house the Golden Mango Farm Market. Located at Martins Plaza at 429 Evergreen Avenue, the store will be open 7 days a week from 10 AM – 6 PM. The center even has a section for shopper’s companions to relax with a cup of coffee! If you are interested in displaying your wares, contact them at... Read more →


CNBNews Cheers and Jeers for April 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER – Thank goodness Gloucester City signed a no Marijuana smoking or vaping law prohibiting anyone to use those products on public lands, property, or outdoor events. We can only hope it is truly enforced. Even though it is now legal recreationally we don’t need the entire city smelling like a dirty diaper. Feel free to do what you want in the privacy of your own but please don’t subject others to your vices or health risks. JEER -The Gloucester City Police Department released a press statement in April with the headline Gloucester City... Read more →


Thomas C. Flem, 78, of National Park

May 31, 1942 - April 9, 2021 Thomas C. Flem, 78, of National Park passed away suddenly at his home on April 9, 2021. He was born in National Park; served in the US Army and retired from Citgo Refinery of Paulsboro, NJ. He is survived by 2 granddaughters Lauren and Sydney Parsons both of Pittsgrove, step daughter Lisa Egbert of Pennsauken, sister Marion Talbot of Souderton, PA, and brother Louie Flem of South Carolina. Celebration of his Life will be at the Ellis-Stiefel Funeral Home, 301 Highland Ave., Westville, NJ on Friday evening, April 23rd from 6pm-7pm and his... Read more →


Delaware State Police Arrest Westville Man Driving Stolen Vehicle Containing Illegal Drugs

Wilmington, Delaware (April 10, 2021)-- – The Delaware State Police have arrested 26-year-old Ronnie Watkins (no photograph available) of Westville, NJ, in connection with a stolen motor vehicle after a traffic stop Thursday night. The incident occurred on April 8, 2021, at approximately 9:48 p.m., when a trooper on patrol detected a blue Audi A4 traveling above the posted speed limit southbound I-95 at the Brandywine River Bridge inside of a construction zone. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and contact was made with the operator, later identified as Ronnie Watkins, southbound I-95 at Delaware Ave. A computer inquiry was... Read more →


Rowan University's SGA Receives Update on the Glassboro-Camden Rail Line

Glassboro-Camden Line Representatives Talk about New Developments with SGA Corey RothauserMarch 24, 2021 The GCL would span 18 miles and connect Camden and Glassboro to Philadelphia through diesel light rail vehicles (DLRVs) along 14 stations. - Photo via glassborocamdenline.com Following the release of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), two representatives for the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) construction project spoke during the Rowan University Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Meeting on Monday, March 22, before senators voted in favor of a resolution that supports the construction. John Hanson, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and president of the Port Authority... Read more →


Stimulus Funds for Every NJ City; The Monster Buck; Heroin Abuse in NJ Cities; Burn Down D.C.

Courtesy of https://tpzoo.wordpress.com/Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews NJ's Share of the $1.9 Trillion Relief Package: How Much Each Town Gets...NJ105.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 14, 2021)--The State of New Jersey received $10.9 billion in aid from the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law last week by President Joe Biden. Of that amount, $6.434 billion goes to the state government, $189 million to expand broadband internet, $1.823 billion for 21 counties, and $1.741 for 565 municipalities. Some of the cities that received the most include, Camden City ($63,284,330), Newark ($182,647,351), Jersey City ($ 145,818,453), Paterson ($63,716,304). According to NJ105.com... Read more →


Joseph T. McWilliams, Jr., of Westville; Vietnam War Veteran, Camden Catholic HS Alum

On February 27, 2021. Age 77. Of Westville. Formerly of Fairview. Joseph passed away peacefully to reunite with his loving wife of 48 years, the late Helen Mary McWilliams (nee Sykes). Loving father of Shannon McWilliams (Jim Summers), Sean (Sara) McWilliams, Scott (Kathy) McWilliams and Siobhan (Ray) Kinsella. Cherished grandfather of Jimmy, Colin, Reily, Austin, Shannon, Rachael, Gavin, Joseph, Jacqueline, Connor, Adelyn and the late Krysta Lynn. Beloved brother of Leona Porter (Harry), Theresa Budniak (Bill), the late Nancy Hickey (surviving Dan), Michael McWilliams (Donna Hale) and Edward McWilliams (April). Dear nephew of Samuel Jones, Doris Kavanagh, Robert Jones and... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Big Rube Comes to Thomas Murphy's Tavern, Gloucester City

Derek Timm | Special to CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 10, 2021)--A few weeks ago Thomas Murphy's Pub, 157 SOUTH BURLINGTON STREET, teamed up with one the guys who made Mitchell and Ness a global brand and is known as a fried chicken aficionado. SEE FULL MENU Thomas Murphy's Pub 157 S Burlington Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 (856) 432-6317 HOURS Sunday to Saturday 11am to 10 pm 'Thomas Murphy's Pub has engaged Rueben "Big Rube" Harley, Philly’s beloved "fried chicken master," to sell his signature fried chicken and fried chicken sandwiches. Harley, a pop-up chef and photographer, is known... Read more →


Privately Run South Jersey Veterans Center Needs A New Roof; Can You Help?

Bob Kotter, of Gloucester City and Kathleen Van Stine (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews LINDENWOLD, NJ (December 30, 2020)--In 2015 Michael and Kathleen Van Stine founded the SpectraCare® Foundation using Michael's $130,000 retirement fund to launch the project. The Foundation will help veterans (Veterans Assist), senior citizens (Seniors Advantage), and animals in need (Paws Plus). "That retirement fund was every cent in our savings; today we both live on what we receive from Social Security," she said. Kotter, who is a volunteer member of the organization's advisory board said, "We're trying to put together a veteran Center... Read more →


Deptford Skating Ring: $20 For 4 General Admissions/4 Fun Zone Passes (Reg. $46)

Business Highlights Fun for all ages 15,000 sq. ft. indoor skating rink Business Details https://www.dscdeptford.com/ Business Details indoor activity About This Deal You’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates or roller blades and Deptford Skating Center has the key. More accurately, this fun Deal provides the key to a fantastically entertaining time at Deptford Skating Center. Enjoy skating admission and Fun Zone passes for four, a $46 value, for only $20. Fine Print Merchant will abide by gift certificate state laws. No cash or credit back. Each certificate must be used in one visit. Not valid on tax... Read more →


Rowan University's Cormican, Marks, Jarrett and Bean Serving As SAAC Officers

GLASSBORO, NJ (December 3, 2020)--Rowan University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has announced its officers and representatives for the 2020-21 academic year. These students lead the group that acts as a liaison between the Profs’ student-athletes and the athletic administration to advance the interests of all athletic programs at the school. Serving as co-presidents this year are volleyball player Emma Cormican (so. Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) and baseball player Jared Marks (sr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield). Men’s cross country/track & field runner Brandon Jarrett (so. Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge) holds the post of treasurer and women’s cross country/track & field athlete Keller Bean (jr.... Read more →


IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Here we are eight days after the 2020 election and we still don't have a decisive winner. President Donald Trump has announced he is contesting the results. And, there is a general consensus the outcome of the contest will be decided by the nine Justices in the U.S. Supreme Court. Tuesday the General Service Administration told the Biden campaign, "GSA administrator, Emily Murphy, will only initiate the transition when a “clear winner is clear based on the process laid out in the Constitution.” Also, on Tuesday, 10 attorney generals filed an amicus brief in... Read more →


Francis  (“Frank”) T. Pallante, Sr. of Westville; Teacher, U.S. Navy Veteran, GCHS Alumnus

Francis (“Frank”) T. Pallante, Sr. of Westville, NJ, died peacefully at home in his sleep on October 25, 2020 at the age of 84 following a long illness. Born on October 7, 1936, Frank met his wife Shirley T. Pallante (nee Benjamin) at Gloucester Catholic High School when they were fifteen years old. On December 20, 1956, they were married in Honolulu by the Pearl Harbor Navy Chaplain and remained best friends during nearly 64 years of marriage. They returned to Hawaii for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Frank served in the U.S. Navy for four years on the U.S.S. Edmunds... Read more →


John M. Buntz of Westville Grove

John M. Buntz, Sr. of Westville Grove passed away suddenly on October 3, 2020. He was aged 83 years. Legacy Jack worked at Book Binders in Philadelphia, Citation Graphics in Pennsauken and Novelty Printing in Philadelphia during his career. John served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. John was a charitable man who regularly donated to the Easter Seals, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Father Flanigan and many others. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Family John is the beloved husband of the late Billie Ann (nee... Read more →


Sandra Miller, 55, of Westville

Sandra Miller, 55, of Westville, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Legacy She was a loving and caring companion, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She always put everyone first. Family She is the beloved companion of 35 wonderful years to Patrick Haney. Devoted mother of Danielle McCann. Treasured grandmother of Sandra “Baby Cakes” and Adrianna. Daughter of the late Sandra and James Miller. Dear Sister of Carol, Jim and Jack. She will be missed by many friends and family. Farewell Tribute Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Wednesday, October 21st from... Read more →


Teenager and Two Adults Injured in Shooting at the Club Champagne Parking Lot

(WESTVILLE, NJ--SEPTEMBER 30, 2020)-Westville police reported that three people were in critical condition following a shooting outside of the Club Champagne, Crown Point Road, Westville.P The police said responded to a call that shots were fired. When they arrived at the scene at 10 p.m. they found numerous shell casings in the parking lot. Police said they found no shooting victim (s). Investigators said the three male victims arrived at nearby hospitals in private vehicles. Police said one victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head. A 17-year-old was shot in the chest. A 20-year-old was wounded in the abdomen.... Read more →


Jose L. Saez, Charged with Killing Westville Woman

WESTVILLE, NJ (Sept. 22, 2020)--On Sunday, September 20, 2020, at approximately 1:25 pm, officers from the Westville Police Department responded to 608 Broadway, Westville, Gloucester County, New Jersey for a reported unconscious person at the residence. Upon arrival, officers discovered 53 year-old Patricia Dorman deceased inside her residence. An autopsy conducted on Monday, September 21, 2020, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin, ruled Dorman’s cause of death as blunt force trauma and the manner of death as homicide. Through aggressive investigation, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Westville Police Department worked as a team, identifying 38... Read more →


Westville Man Involved in Fatal Accident Released from Jail; Next Court Date Nov. 5

(CNBNewsnet) --WOODBURY, NJ (September 8, 2020)--Miguel Pichardo, 19, of Westville, was driving northbound on Tanyard Road in Miguel Pichardo, 19, of Westville, (photo from Salem County Correctional Facility) Deptford Township on the evening of Aug. 22 when he hit the rear of a motorcycle that had slowed to make a turn. The husband and wife on the Harley-Davidson were thrown from the vehicle and Ann Richards Stotsenburg, 52, of Deptford, later died of blunt head trauma from the crash, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office. Pichardo was charged with vehicular homicide, assault by auto, and driving while intoxicated. The... Read more →


Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Bellmawr, Westville Complain to Philly Mayor About BOOM CARS

Last year the Boro of Merchantville posted the following message about the Boom Cars causing a noise problem in their community. The thump thumping that keeps South Jersey folks up at night isn’t coming from under the bed. Residents living along a 20-mile stretch of riverfront towns from Burlington to Gloucester Counties have reported noise from what officials call “boom car” parties in Philadelphia on the weekends, usually from Saturday 11 p.m. until Sunday 5 a.m. Philadelphia police enforce the city’s noise ordinance, which includes quiet hours between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. Those who violate city code face fines... Read more →


Westville Resident, Miguel Pichardo Charged with DUI, Vehicular Homicide

DEPTFORD, NJ (August 27, 2020)--On Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10:08 pm, Deptford Township Police were dispatched to Tanyard Road, between Cattell Road and Brenner Avenue, for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, they discovered a two-vehicle crash involving a 2007 BMW 325i and a 1989 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Gloucestercitynews.net files Investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling north on Tanyard Road and was being operated by William Stotsenburg (age 67) of Deptford, NJ. Ann Fletcher (age 52) of Deptford, NJ was a passenger on the motorcycle. While slowing to make a turn, the motorcycle was rear-ended by the BMW, operated... Read more →


Were You Injured in an Industrial Accident?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020An oil refinery is an industrial processing plant where crude oil is refined into a number of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, paraffin wax, asphalt, tar, and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil refineries are an important part of the American economy, and refineries offer a large number of jobs to local oil and gas workers. Gloucestercitynews.net files Anyone living in the country knows the risks inherent in working at a refinery, such as explosions, gases, and chemical spills, fires, and other occupational illnesses associated with oil. Unfortunately, most of these accidents could be completely avoided if safety... Read more →


WOODBURY TRAFFIC ALERT: Rt. 45/Mantua Pike Closed for RR Crossing Repairs Tuesday

(Trenton) (July 6, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a ten day closure and detour of Route 45/Mantua Pike starting tomorrow in Woodbury Heights, and Woodbury, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, until 7 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday, July 17, Route 45/Mantua Pike will be closed and detoured in both directions between the New Jersey Turnpike and Harrison Ave/Mt. Laurel Road. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well... Read more →


Raymond R. Andrews Jr. of Westville, 101; Supervisor at Dupont Chambers Work

On June 16, 2020. Age 101. Of Westville. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond R., Sr. and Lillian (Kerr) Andrews. Beloved father of Raymond Andrews (Cathy), Eileen Andrews DeRemigio, William Andrews (Pat), Betty Belflower (Joe), Eugene Andrews (Gina), loving grandfather, great- grandfather and great great-grandfather of many. Raymond is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Maryann Niemyer. Raymond was predeceased by his wife Anna F. (Sawyer) Andrews in November of 2004, son, William Niemeyer, daughter, Maryann Vick and brother William Andrews. Raymond worked for E.I. DuPont Chambers Works for 39 ½ years as a Shift... Read more →


Audrey L. Mayo (nee Kennedy) of Westville; Shady Lane School Employee

Audrey L. Mayo (nee Kennedy), on June 15, 2020, of Westville. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Devoted mother of Thomas Mayo (Kim) and Sharon Ridgway. Loving grandmother of Richard Ridgway (Jennifer), Angel Badarocco, and Danny Mayo (Alyssa). Great grandmother of Cameron and Gavin Ridgway and Giada Badarocco. Dear sister of Dorothy Belluscio, Evan Kennedy, and Roberta Balzano. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Audrey retired from Shady Lane School, in Westville, where she worked as a lunch cook. Services are private at the request of the family. Funeral arrangement under the direction of the Gardner Funeral... Read more →


Have A Sweet Tooth? Sinfully Sweets is Just For You!

Related: Former Gloucester City Resident Opens Sinfully Sweets Candy Store 3/14-4-11 RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS Read more →


New Editor of Ramblings Named

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--My name is Rob Langi, class of 2002 and I will be editing future editions of Ramblings for the Gloucester Catholic community. I will try my best to keep the standard high as we share all of the news and happenings of our far-reaching and tremendous alumni base. The format will be very similar to what you have seen in the past for the future editions. I wanted to just highlight some of the different categories of News we hope to highlight and publish: Alumni Milestones RAM Tough: Stories of perseverance, resilience and strength RAM Nation: Spotlight our... Read more →


Aloysius (Alajos) N. Remetei, 88, of Westville

Aloysius (Alajos) N. Remetei, 88, of Westville, NJ passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on December 5, 1931 to the late Alajos & Rozina Remetei. Due to his political beliefs he became a Hungarian Freedom Fighter and was imprisoned for those beliefs. After escaping to Austria, he met the love of his life, Gabriela on Christmas Day in 1956. In 1957 he then immigrated to the United States to become a U.S. Citizen. After two years of exchanging love letters he returned to Austria to marry Gabriela and they began their new life... Read more →


Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only two months later, New Jersey officials are reporting 148,039 coronavirus cases and 10,435 deaths– the... Read more →


Nickolas Lopatin, III, of Westville

Westville – On April 21, 2020. Age 65. Survived by his loving wife, Linda Lopatin (nee Crispaldi); children, Brittany Lopatin (Doug Carr), Justin Lopatin (Malorie) and Christopher Lopatin (Katanya); step-sons, Fred Labrosciano (Jennifer) and Elliott Labrosciano (Sharon); 9 grandchildren; brothers, James Lopatin and Gregston Ficcadenti and sisters, Patricia Fox, Victoria Walker, Esther Robison and Shirley Earnest. Predeceased by his brother, Samuel Lopatin. Nick proudly served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked 33 years as a planner and scheduler for PSE&G at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant. Nick enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening, happy hours and most of all... Read more →


Baby Annalyn Mae Maiese of Westville

Westville - On April 9th, 2020. Baby Annalyn Mae gained her wings and went to Heaven. Although Annalyn never spent any time with us on Earth, she was very loved and touched many lives. Our little angel will never be forgotten. Annalyn is survived by her loving mother and father, Kristen N. (nee Thomas) and Mark A. Maiese, Jr.; Big brother, Hunter D. Maiese; maternal grandparents, Susan Brown and the late, Carl Thomas, paternal grandparents, Mark A. Maiese, Sr. and Debbie Maiese; aunts, Melissa (Laura) Bell, Amanda (Jason) Niedzwiadek, uncles, Michael Thomas and Matthew Maiese and many cousins. Due to... Read more →


Gertrude B. Randazzo of Deptford; Retired National Park Elementary School Teacher

GERTRUDE B. RANDAZZO (nee Berret), of Deptford, NJ, passed away on Sunday, April 6th, 2020. She was 75 yrs. of age. Born in Camden, NJ, she is the daughter of the late Louis and Gertrude Berret and the wife of the late Joseph A. Randazzo. She was an Elementary School Teacher for the National Park Elementary School for over 30 years retiring in 2004. A graduate of Glassboro State College where she received her BS and MA, she was a long time member of the Gloucester County Education Association. She is the Beloved mother of Louis Randazzo and his wife... Read more →


Child Abuse Awareness Month in April

WOODBURY, NJ--In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County is sponsoring a social media campaign to bring awareness to effective child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. Due to the epidemic of the coronavirus and quarantine measures being ordered by the Governor of New Jersey, our public events had to be canceled to protect the safety and welfare of our communities in Gloucester County. Although our public events had to be cancelled, we at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office still wanted to bring awareness to such an important... Read more →


Michael Zappley, 63, of Westville Arrested for Murder

Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman is announcing the March 12, 2020 arrest of Michael Zappley, 63, of Westville, N.J. for the offenses of Murder (1st Degree), Desecration of Remains (2nd Degree) and Tampering with Evidence (4th Degree). On June 15, 2016, Miguel Martinez III was reported as a missing person to the Deptford Township Police Department. Believing that Martinez’s disappearance was suspicious in nature, the Deptford Township Police Department initiated an exhaustive criminal investigation, in close cooperation with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and multiple law enforcement agencies. Ongoing investigative efforts led to establishing Martinez’s alleged murder during... Read more →


GCAS’s My Furry Valentine Adoption Event

Fall in love with a new pet (Clayton, NJ) This Valentine’s Day residents have the opportunity to fall in love with a new furry friend during the Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s (GCAS) My Furry Valentine adoption event taking place on Feb. 14. Click to enlarge Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Even our animals are looking for their special someone on Valentine’s Day. We have plenty of great animals looking for their forever homes and we’re hoping this event helps connect some residents with animals that just need a little extra love this Valentine’s Day.” Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J.... Read more →


$8,698 LIHEAP Grant for Gloucester County

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County is the recipient of a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) CWA Administration grant of $8,698. LIHEAP is federally funded program administered by the Department of Community Affairs. The program helps low-income households pay for heating costs including electric, natural gas, oil and other deliverable fuels, even if heat is included in rent costs. LIHEAP grants are also available for medically necessary cooling costs. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “The Home Energy Assistance grant will help us in assisting low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills by offsetting the administrative costs associated... Read more →


EARLY HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH OF WESTVILLE

WESTVILLE, NJ--Long before the first European colonists arrived in this area, native American Indians of the Leni Lenape tribe had areas of settlement along the Delaware River and its tributaries. Big Timber Creek was no exception. Indian artifacts have been found here in Westville indicating that the Delaware tribe inhabited the area. In 1624, the Dutch built a fort in our vicinity. Historians have argued for years about the possible location of Fort Nassau. Its’ site has been thought to be in Gloucester City, West Deptford, or even the “Newbold” area of Westville. A 1656 Dutch map indicates that Fort... Read more →


Maple Shade PD Alert: Beware! Phone Scammers are Active in the Area

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (January 28, 2020)----Authorities have reported an increase in various scams across the country which typically involve telemarketing scammers posing as lawyers, customs, or lottery officials targeting residents with fraudulent promises of large cash prizes, vacation getaways, vehicles, or other prizes. The perpetrators tell “winners” they can claim a prize if they pay for shipping, insurance, customs duties, or taxes, by providing bank or credit card information, or by wiring the money. In some situations, the scammers ask their victims to send a check. When they have the bank routing number, they use it to make unauthorized withdrawals... Read more →


Raymond 'Mack' McNamara, of Woodbury, age 93

On January 7, 2020. Age 93. Of Woodbury. Loving and devoted husband of 59 years to the late Elaine McNamara (nee Conaty). Loving father of Raymond McNamara, Jr., Cathy Cesario and the late Timothy McNamara. Cherished grandfather of Devin McNamara, Alessandro Cesario, Marcello Cesario and the late Shane McNamara. Cherished great-grandfather of Shane McNamara, Jr. Beloved brother of Matthew McNamara, James McNamara and Eleanor Desposito. Mack was born in Manhattan, NY on September 21, 1926 to the late Matthew and Mary McNamara (nee Keenan). He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, having received the... Read more →