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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 conducted, and it was discovered the suspect’s vehicle was stolen out of Deptford, NJ. Watkins was then taken into custody without incident. A subsequent probable... 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 Transit Corp. (PATCO), and Michael Venuto, the chief engineer of DRPA and a Rowan University engineering professor, answered questions from senators. The GCL would span... 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 the money is meant to prevent layoffs of essential services and cuts to services, and investment in infrastructure. How much did your city receive? Here... 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 Patricia Wade. Joe is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph T. McWilliams, Sr. and Leona... 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 locally and nationally for putting the Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company on the map in 2001. A West Philly native, Harley started a catering business... 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 with no government money. We have the building, we have construction covered, electrical covered, plumbing covered, HVAC covered. We have a doctor, a nurse, an... 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 or gratuity. Limit one certificate per visit. Certificate cannot be used in conjunction with any other certificate, coupon, special or promotion published by Gloucestercitynews.net as... 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. Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) is the social media director. SAAC is comprised of representatives from all 18 intercollegiate athletic teams at Rowan. Among its... 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 support of a lawsuit from Pennsylvania Republicans and asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that extended the deadline for mail-in ballots 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 DE 406, spending significant time in both East and Southeast Asia. He was a teacher for 27 years at the Westhampton campus of the Burlington... 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 Bates) & Janet (nee Nelson); loving father of Kenneth J. (Dorothy) Buntz, Sr., Sharon A. (Daneil) Waterhouse, Daniel J. "Danny" Buntz, Beth "Buffy" (Robert Eastlack)Welch... 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 12:00PM to 1:15PM at McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096. Funeral Service at 1:15PM. Interment will be private by the request of... 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. The motive for the shooting is under investigation. 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 year-old Westville resident Jose L. Saez, as the person responsible for the murder of Patricia Dorman. During the afternoon of September 22nd, Saez was arrested... 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 Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office sought his pre-trial detention hearing, August 28, arguing that he faces a lengthy sentence if convicted of the first-degree vehicular homicide... 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 for a first-time offense between $100 and $300. Four or more offenses could cost $500 to $700. Yesterday, the Merchantville Police Department posted an advisory... 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 and maintenance procedures are properly followed. If you have been injured in an explosion at an oil refinery, contact our Houston plant explosion lawyer at... 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 as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad crossing. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The following detours will be... 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 Supervisor before his retirement in 1980. He was an avid woodworker, outdoorsman and gentlemen farmer. Raymond was a founding member of the Gloucester County Chapter... 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 Home 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 Rams across our great nation as well as any Rams living or studying abroad College Corner: Featuring our most recent Rams alumni who are currently... 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 in the United States. He began his career at P.S.E.&G in Moorestown, NJ as a lineman and worked his way up to Supervisor of the... 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 second-highest numbers in the nation. During the 71 days that have passed since the first death from the virus in New Jersey, elementary and secondary... 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 he was an animal lover, especially to his cats. Due to current restrictions placed on funerals and complying with the executive order, Nick’s funeral services... 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 current restrictions placed on funerals and complying with Governor Murphy executive order, Annalyn’s funeral services will be scheduled at a later date. Condolences and Memories... 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 Jayme of Haddonfield, NJ, Salvatore Randazzo of Japan, Joseph A. Randazzo Jr. of Cherry Hill, NJ, Ronald Randazzo of CA, and Michelle Randazzo and her... 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 topic especially during a time when we are focused on our family’s wellbeing. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the... 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 June, 2016 at A & J Auto Body, State Highway #47, Deptford, N.J. During the week of February 3, 2020, multiple search warrants were executed... 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. DiMarco, who oversees the GCAS said, “This one-day adoption event features reduced-price and waived fees for dogs and cats. We’re hoping that this reduced cost... 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 with these services.” The award granted to Gloucester County will provide funds to administer the intake and eligibility determination of prospective beneficiaries of the LIHEAP... 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 Nassau was located on the south bank of Big Timber Creek where it empties into the Delaware River, which means it probably was within our... 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 from the account. **There is no Prize** The scammers keep their victims money. They can be threatening, relentless and manipulative. They commonly prey on older... 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 American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Victory Medal and Meritorious Mast. Mack retired as a supervisor for the Department of Sanitation for New York City.... Read more →


Route 47 Traffic Shift Required at 47 Bridge Over I-295 on Thursday

I-295 southbound Exit 25B to remain closed for another month (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime lane closures with alternating traffic on Route 47 as the Bridge over I-295 replacement project nears completion in Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 16, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, is scheduled to close one lane on the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 and set up alternating traffic to facilitate a traffic shift. In addition, the ramp from I-295 southbound to Route 47 southbound will be closed temporarily while alternating traffic is in effect. The following signed detour will be in place until approximately 3 p.m.: I-295 southbound Exit 25A to Route 47 southbound detour: (Thursday, January 16 9 a.m.... Read more →


Harry W. Hofflinger, Sr. of Westville

Harry W. Hofflinger, Sr. On December 24, 2019. Age 72, of Westville. Born in Woodbury, he was the son of the late Harry M. and Mary T. (Bowe) Hofflinger. Harry is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia R. (Butler) Hofflinger, his loving children, Sharon Hofflinger (Gill), Harry W. Hofflinger, Jr., Joe Brown, Dawn Colofranson (Tony), Janet Goetz (Pete); 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Bob Hills (Diane), Barry Hills (Vicki), Brian Hills (Sean) and his sisters, Karen Jones, Barbara Robbins, Regina Morrison and Karen Hills. Harry was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Colleen Brown; brothers, Roger and George Hills and his sister, Ruth Nail. Harry worked for many years as a Pipe Insulator for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C.... Read more →


A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

"Among the many gifts that we buy and receive, let us not forget the true gift: To give each other something of ourselves, to give each other something of our time, to open our time to God. In this way Anxiety disappears, Joy is born, and the Feast is created. " ~ Pope Benedict XVI Thank you for your support and loyalty over the past year..... from all of us at CNBNews BEST WISHES Bill & Connie Cleary ... Gloucestercitynews.net since 2006 Read more →


Murder Suspect John Jacobs of Millville Apprehended

John Jacobs (image courtesy of Salem Jail) WOODBURY, NJ (Dec. 21, 2019)--Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore is pleased to announce the expedient arrest on December 20, 2019 of John Jacobs (DOB: 10/21/1992) of Millville, N.J. Jacobs is charged with First Degree Murder, Arson, Hindering Apprehension, and Obstruction of Justice, in connection with the Murder of Sahlena Blackwell-Jacobs. On Thursday December 19th, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm, the Monroe Township Police Department was dispatched to 1920 South Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ for the report of a 2002 Black Chevy Trail Blazer, registered to John Jacobs, which displayed evidence of recent fire damage. This vehicle was sought in connection with the suspected murder of Blackwell-Jacobs. The Monroe Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Gloucester County... Read more →


Attention! Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club Members Captain's Day is January 8

PRESSLEY, WARE, KENNEDY, McNICHOLS, PETERSON AND WOODBURY TO BE FEATURED RICHARD STOCKTON’S SCOTT BITTNER TO BE GUEST SPEAKER The Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced that the first meeting of the season (Captain’s Day) will be Wednesday, January 8th at the Crowne Plaza, Route 70 and Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill starting at 11:30 A.M. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made by calling Jason Lewer, Treasurer (609-706-7069) or Jack Mongulla, President (856-461-8800), or emailing the Club at basketballclub@comcast.net. The Club will honor Tesean Pressley (Haddon Heights), Lance Ware (Camden), Connor Kennedy (Lenape), Justin McNichols (Clearview), Rob Peterson (Pitman) and DJ Woodbury (Burlington City) at the luncheon. Coach Scott BittnerRichard Stockton University Scott Bittner is in his fourth year as Stockton’s head men’s basketball coach... Read more →


Msgr. Thomas J. McIntyre, Supt. of Diocese Schools, former GCHS Principal, Rams Alum

GLASSBORO, NJ (Dec. 12, 2019)--The Rev. Thomas J. McIntyre, age 77, of Glassboro, NJ, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Dec. 6, 2019. Rev. Thomas J. McIntyre Born in Camden, NJ to the late James P. and Catherine (Goldthorp) McIntyre, he is the beloved brother of Jeanette Reilly of Glassboro and the late Rev. Msgr. James P. McIntyre. Devoted uncle of Janice (Tony) Lanteigne, Richard (Jodi) Winters, Christopher (Tara) Reilly, Kevin Reilly, Maureen (Mike) Collazo, Donna (Brendan) Shaw. Uncle to 14 great-nieces and nephews. Raised in Westville, Msgr. McIntyre graduated from Gloucester Catholic HS, Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD and Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. Ordained at St. Peter's Basilica, in Rome, Italy on December 17, 1966, he... Read more →


Now That's The Christmas Spirit!

By CNBNews.net Staff (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Dec. 5, 2019)——With all the turmoil in the world it is nice to hear some good news now and then. Kelli Sharp, (nee Pfeffer)recently shared just such a tale with CNBNews about her family, friends and perfect strangers helping her get the Christmas Spirit. Kelli, resides on Market Street with her husband Brett and their children. Kelli is a 1998 graduate of Gloucester High. This past summer the Sharp family lost all of their Christmas decorations they had stored in their basement because of the severe flooding on that street in June. Sharp said, "I, along with many members of my immediate family, have lived, in Gloucester City our entire life. In June my immediate family and I where one... Read more →


Shirley M. Carter (nee Smith), - 84, of Ocean City, formerly of Westville

Passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at The Shores at Wesley Manor. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was formerly of Westville, NJ moving to Ocean City, NJ 10 years. Mrs. Carter worked as Executive Secretary for Pennsylvania Bell Telephone in Philadelphia, PA for 30 years. Surviving are a son, Charles E. Carter, Jr. (Leslie) of Somers Point, NJ, three grandchildren, Patricia Beck, Kristen Carter and Charles E. Carter, III, four great grandchildren, Kaydence Beck, Jeffrey Beck, Jr., Makenzie Beck and Addisyn Beck. A Memorial Service will be offered Saturday, December 7th at 11 o'clock from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th Street at Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from 10:30 am until the time of service. Memorial contributions in her memory... Read more →


Abilities Solutions helps makes the workplace accessible

(Westville, NJ) -- On Oct. 24 Freeholder Heather Simmons, Freeholder Jim Jefferson and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro attended the Abilities Solutions Breakfast where Deptford Councilman Wayne Love was presented with an award for Advocacy and Volunteerism. Freeholder Jefferson, who serves as liaison to Human Services, said, "The services that Abilities Solutions offers help us make our workforce more diverse. Abilities Solutions strives to make transitioning into a job smooth for those it helps, offering supported employment, transitional employment, school to career transition for those in high school, and vocational assessment and skill development." Freeholder Simmons, Liaison to Economic Development, said, “Abilities Solutions serves about a thousand people with disabilities each year, partnering with a wide variety of employers in South Jersey to identify job opportunities. Abilities... Read more →


Charlie Bakely, Raised in Gloucester City; Long-Time Iron Worker, Former Westville Councilman, U.S Army Veteran, GHS Alumnus

Charles C. Bakely William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ -(October 30, 2019)—Charles C. Bakely, of North Wildwood passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the age of 87. Charlie was born and raised in Gloucester City. After graduating from Gloucester High School, Class of 1951, he served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army. Mr. Bakely and family lived in Westville for a time where he served on the Westville Borough Council as a Republican under Mayor Harry V. Laskowski in the early 1970's. Sara Martino, who was active in the Westville Republican Club remembered Bakely as being very personable with a warm smile. "He was active in several community organizations, and good friends with former Mayor Chuck Owens, who... Read more →


Jonas Cattell Run, Fort Mercer 5-K/18th Century Field Day October 27

(National Park, NJ) -- On Sunday,Oct. 27, Gloucester County will be celebrating the 50th Anniversaryof the 10-mile Jonas Cattell Run to warn the soldiers of Fort Mercer at RedBank that over 1200 Hessian soldiers were approaching to take over the fort. A5K run has been added this year along with the Jonas Cattell 10-mile run. The 10-mile run is a point-to-point course from Haddonfield to National Park asrun by Jonas Cattell on Oct. 22, 1777. The Fort Mercer 5K course will bean out and back course starting and finishing at Red Bank Battlefield. Following the races, Gloucester County will hold the annual18th Century Field Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The JonasCattell Run and Eighteenth-Century Field day are... Read more →


Obituary: Bruce B. O'Donnell Westville

Bruce B. O'Donnell of Westville, NJ passed away in Inspira Hospital Woodbury, NJ on October 5, 2019 with his family by his side at the age of 75. Bruce was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Bernard & Marie (nee Herzer). He retired from Conrail Railroad of Philadelphia and Camden as a Railroad Yard Master. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing at St. Joachim RC Church Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ on Tuesday, October 15 from 9-10:00 AM with his Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr NJ. Memories and condolences and full obituary may be shared @ www.ellisstiefelfuneralhome.com. Ellis Stiefel Funeral Home 301 Highland Ave. Westville, NJ 08093 856-456-4206 Read more →


Mary E. Martin of Westville, age 76

March 15, 1942 - July 15, 2019 Mary E. Martin (nee Miller), on July 15, 2019, of Westville. Beloved mother of Sharky, Maryann Rush (Joe), and the late Danny. Devoted grandmother of Crystal (Joe), Shaun (Ashley), Little Danny, Zach, and the late Kelly and great grandmother of Joey, Jackson, Ryan, Jayden, Alex, and Liam. Loving sister of Joan, Sue (Harry), Billy, George, Anna (Gary), the late Freddie, Sissy, and Jimmy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary worked for L-3 Communications for over 30 years. She loved traveling and going to the casinos. Mary loved to spend time with her family, her grandkids, and especially her “great ones”. Arrangements were under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede. Interment was private. Read more →


Obituary | Mary E. Martin of Westville

March 15, 1942 - July 15, 2019 Mary E. Martin (nee Miller), on July 15, 2019, of Westville. Beloved mother of Sharky, Maryann Rush (Joe), and the late Danny. Devoted grandmother of Crystal (Joe), Shaun (Ashley), Little Danny, Zach, and the late Kelly and great grandmother of Joey, Jackson, Ryan, Jayden, Alex, and Liam. Loving sister of Joan, Sue (Harry), Billy, George, Anna (Gary), the late Freddie, Sissy, and Jimmy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary worked for L-3 Communications for over 30 years. She loved traveling and going to the casinos. Mary loved to spend time with her family, her grandkids, and especially her “great ones”. There will be a viewing from 8:30am to 10am Saturday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM... Read more →


Mary E. Martin of Westville

March 15, 1942 - July 15, 2019 Mary E. Martin (nee Miller), on July 15, 2019, of Westville. Beloved mother of Sharky, Maryann Rush (Joe), and the late Danny. Devoted grandmother of Crystal (Joe), Shaun (Ashley), Little Danny, Zach, and the late Kelly and great grandmother of Joey, Jackson, Ryan, Jayden, Alex, and Liam. Loving sister of Joan, Sue (Harry), Billy, George, Anna (Gary), the late Freddie, Sissy, and Jimmy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary worked for L-3 Communications for over 30 years. She loved traveling and going to the casinos. Mary loved to spend time with her family, her grandkids, and especially her “great ones”. There will be a viewing from 8:30am to 10am Saturday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM... Read more →