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CNBNews Traffic Alert: Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek single lane closures

in both directions Saturday in Gloucester and Camden counties (Trenton) – The Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek is scheduled to have single lane closures in both directions tomorrow as the bridge replacement project begins in Camden and Gloucester counties. From 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, lane closures are scheduled on Route 47 northbound and southbound between River Drive in Westville, Gloucester County and the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, Camden County. The closures are necessary to restripe the roadway and implement a trafficshift. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays. By 6... Read more →


Westville Borough Fire Company Awarded $15,000 Grant for Firehouse Upgrades

WESTVILLE, NJ., Feb. 8, 2024 — The Westville Borough Fire Company yesterday formally accepted a grant in the amount of $15,000 from Energy Transfer, which aided in the purchase of equipment to enhance the organizations technology at the firehouse. Energy Transfer is one of the largest and most diversified energy logistics companies in the country, with pipeline infrastructure in New Jersey to aide in the storage and transportation of hydrocarbons that make everyday life possible. “With increased costs for equipment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep our firehouse up-to-date and ensure the safety of our members and of the... Read more →


Westville Police Arrest Armed Suspect on Murder Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor ​ WESTVILLE, NJ (FEBRUARY 5, 2024)(CNBNews)--On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at approximately 11:05 P.M., officers from the Westville Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting incident near the 500 block of Broadway in Westville. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who reported that 19-year-old Raul Leadum of Westville forced his way into the residence and brandished a handgun, subsequently discharging the weapon at close range in the direction of the victim. Fortunately, the victim was not hit. Leadum was located and arrested a short time later by Westville Officers. As a... Read more →


Job Opportunities in Gloucester County: Barn Laborer, Maintenance Worker, Teachers Aide

You can email a completed application for any of the following positions to [email protected]. Applications can be found here: https://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/DocumentCenter/View/128/Employment-Application-PDF. Read more →


Big Timber Creek Bridge North, Closed for Paving Tonight

Route 130 northbound to be closed and detoured tonight at Bridge over Big Timber Creek in Gloucester and Camden counties Closures necessary for paving (Trenton) – Route 130 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured tonight as the Bridge over Big Timber Creek replacement project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. From 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, December 11 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, Route 130 northbound will be closed and detoured between River Drive in Westville, Gloucester County and the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, Camden County. The closure is necessary for paving. The following detour will be... Read more →


Jeremy Barron, 52, of Westville Shot and Killed

Camden City, N.J.- Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Sunday afternoon in Camden City, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 3:29 p.m., Camden County Police responded to 1532 South 7th Street for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, and he was pronounced deceased at approximately 3:45 p.m. The victim was identified as Jeremy Barron, 52, of Westville, N.J. This investigation is active... Read more →


Casandra Paige Murphy-Betham, of West Deptford

Surrounded by her loving husband and mother, Casandra passed peacefully on November 4, 2023, at the age of 33. Of West Deptford. Formerly of Westville. Wife of husband Ian V. Betham, the love of her life. Cherished daughter of Stacey Murphy and the late Roland Webster. Loving sister of Zachary Murphy. Beloved maternal granddaughter of Ruth Murphy and the late Thomas J. Murphy and paternal granddaughter of Walter and Ceceil Nunes. Beloved niece of Eileen and Chuck Kaighn and LeeAnn Farrell. Cassie was a graduate of Gateway Regional High School class of 2008. She went on to receive her bachelor’s... Read more →


After 83 years Gateway Diner is Saying Goodbye

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews WESTVILLE, NJ (October 21, 2023)The Gateway Diner, 106 S. Broadway, Westville, which has been in business (under different names) for 83 years, will close permanently at 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2023. The diner owners have no choice in the matter; the state is taking the property under eminent domain. There is a new bridge replacement project where the Route 47 bridge, built in 1934, and the Route 130 bridge, built in 1928 will be replaced. Presently, the date of the new bridge construction is not known. Below is a farewell message from the owners... Read more →


ATTENTION Grades 6-12 : Enter PrimoHoagies's Most Valuable Coach Contest

…The Prize? A trip to Las Vegas, NV, for the Big Game 2024! WESTVILLE NJ (CNBNews)--Attention all student-athletes in grades 6-12! PrimoHoagies is proud to announce the launch of its Most Valuable Coach Contest. This exciting opportunity allows you to nominate your favorite coach for a chance to win an unforgettable trip for two to Las Vegas, NV for the Big Game in February 2024. Coaches play a crucial role in shaping individual players, teams, and communities by instilling the values of dedication, teamwork, and fun. To submit a nominee, simply visit the website and upload either a 200-word essay... Read more →


REMINDER! Route 45/Gateway Blvd., Closed Until Tuesday, August 15

(Trenton) – Route 45/Gateway Boulevard is scheduled to be closed and detoured tomorrow between Hazel Avenue and Park Avenue in Westville, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, August 10, until 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, Route 45/Gateway Boulevard will be closed in both directions between Hazel Avenue and Park Avenue to remove the existing railroad crossing. The closure is necessary to reconstruct the crossing and approaches. Access will be maintained for local traffic. The following detours will be in place: Route 45/Gateway Boulevard northbound detour: Motorists on Route 45/North Broad Street northbound will be directed to turn left... Read more →


Dennis C. DuBois, of Westville, age 71

Surrounded by his loving family at home, Dennis passed peacefully on July 21, 2023, at the age of 71. Of Westville. Loving and devoted husband of 45 years to Doris M. DuBois (nee Lonabaugh). Beloved father of Denise DuBois-Fair, David DuBois and Danielle Philot (Joe). Cherished grandfather of Andrew Cuff, Keion Philot, Brielle DuBois, Olivia DuBois, Albany Philot, and Harmony Philot. Also survived by his siblings, Darlene, Diane, Dawn and Doug and nephew, Bernie DuBois. At Dennis’ request, services are private at this time. A public memorial will be scheduled for a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

A FAIR QUESTION TO ASK

Dorothy Philbin | Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (July 23, 2023)--Time and time again CNBNews has reported that getting information from the Gloucester City police and fire departments is worse than pulling teeth. However, it was posted on the fire department's Facebook page on July 12, 2023, that, the day before, they rescued a teenage boy from Little Timber Creek. The 14-year-old fell into the creek from the train tracks on the Gloucester City side of the Gloucester City-Brooklawn border. CNBNews graphic file So, who was first on the scene? Not Gloucester City Fire and/or EMS. Not Brooklawn Police. The first... Read more →


Aldo Gioiosa, of Sewell and Westville, age 87

Surrounded by his family, Aldo passed peacefully on June 29, 2023, at the age of 87. Of Sewell. Formerly of Westville. Loving husband of 59 years to the late Maria Gioiosa (nee Pisani). Loving father of Adriana Stazzone (late Andres), Robert Gioiosa (Marlene), Claudio Gioiosa and the late Stella Pronesti (surv. Roque). Cherished grandfather of Eliana Bistotto, Anabella Pronesti, Melissa Fabro, Catherine Pronesti, Reina Stazzone, Melanie Gioiosa and Cynthia Gioiosa and great-grandfather of Benjamin Bistotto, Enzo Fabro, Jayden Pronesti, Stella Pronesti, Lautaro Bistoto and Luca Fabbro. He was predeceased by his sisters, Dora and Ana Gioiosa. Aldo was an avid... Read more →


Charles E. Murtaugh Active in Westville Little League, School Board, Lions Club, Army Veteran

Charles "Chalie" E. Murtaugh, 88, of Westville, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2023. Chalie was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. He loved to be around his family, especially his grandchildren. Charlie served in the United States Army during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was the President and Coach of Westville Little League, served on the Board of Education for Westville Public Schools and Gateway Regional High School, was Treasurer of the Westville Lions Club, and was Secretary for the Westville Fire District. He retired from Honeywell as... Read more →


Memorial Day Ceremonies in South Jersey

Avalon Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29th, 2023: 9 am - 10:30 am Avalon Memorial Day Parade May 29, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM The Avalon Lions, as an organization, will participate in the Avalon Memorial Day Parade. The club President, Eileen Donovan, will present a wreath at the services. The parade will step off at 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceed north to Veterans Plaza where the ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the parade. Website Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 29, 2023; 11:00 AM Website 609-884-9565 The City of Cape May, in... Read more →


Fire At Gloucester Iron and Metal; Residents Said They Heard A Loud Explosion

UPDATED Photo credit Tyler Smith GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (MAY 23, 2023)(CNBNews)—Today, around 2:30 PM, there was a multiple-alarm fire at the Gloucester Iron and Metal, a junkyard located on 10th Street and South Broadway. Nearby residents said they heard a loud explosion and saw a large plume of black smoke coming from the facility. One woman said the explosion knocked her out of her chair. The fire was isolated to one section of the junkyard. Above Westville volunteers, Engine #736 can be seen spraying water on the fire. The matter remains under investigation. Photo credit Tyler Smith Photo credit Tyler... Read more →


Funeral Services for Deptford Police Officer Bobby Schisler to be Held at Rowan University

(gloucestercitynews.net photo credit)...Memorial in honor of Deptford Police Officer Shisler has been growiing in front of the Deptford Township Police Station, on Cooper Road and Delsea Drive intersection. (DEPTFORD Township, NJ)(May 12, 2023)(CNBNews)-- Funeral services for Deptford Policer Officer Robert J. Shisler, who passed away May 7, 2023, will be held May 17 at Rowan University, Glassboro. Beloved son of Robert H. Shisler of Deptford and Tracy (nee Hawkins) of Deptford. Loving brother of Ashley Shisler of Mantua and Tyler Shisler of Deptford. Cherished grandson of Marion Shisler of Depford, Robert A. Shisler of Deptford, Ethel Hawkins of Barrington, and... Read more →


Construction Work on Route 130 Bridge Over Big Timber Creek has Begun: Cost $54M

At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions (Trenton) – Left lane closures on Route 130 began on Saturday as the Route 130 Bridge over Big Timber Creek project begins in Camden and Gloucester counties. The left lane on Route 130 northbound and southbound are closed, and the roadway has been reduced to one lane in each direction. This traffic pattern is expected to be in place for approximately two months. The lane closures will allow removing the median barrier and concrete islands. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, expect delays, or plan an... Read more →


Donna M. D'Adamo, age 70, of Westville, Succumbs to Cancer

Donna M. D'Adamo, age 70, of Westville, passed away on April 3, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at her home, surrounded by her family. Beloved daughter of the late Woodie and Concetta D'Adamo. Devoted mother of Shaundree Davis (David), Monica Only, Lisa Only, Estelle Meyers (Erick) and loving Mimi of Isabella Hernandez. Dear sister of Dolores Marchuk (Louis), Dennis A. D'Adamo (the late Wanda) and Karen Kelly-Mandl (Gary Birnhak). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and friends. Donna's faith was important to her and she was very active in her Church.... Read more →


HOW DANGEROUS ARE LONG TRAINS

by Dan Schwartz and Topher Sanders, with additional reporting by Gabriel Sandoval and Danelle Morton, graphics by Haisam Hussein ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Just before 5 a.m., Harry Shaffer’s wife called to him from across the living room, where he’d fallen asleep on the couch, exhausted from installing an aboveground pool. Did he hear that sound, that metallic screeching from up the valley? She opened the door of their double-wide trailer and walked outside as Shaffer closed his eyes. A moment... Read more →


Rita Ann Athey age 97, of Mount Royal (formerly of Gloucester City and Westville)

Rita Ann Athey (nee Vinciguerra), age 97, of Mount Royal (formerly of Gloucester City and Westville) passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2023. Rita was the daughter of the late Rose and Lt. Colonel Armando Vinciguerra, US Army Ret. She was very patriotic, stemming from her military upbringing, and that was evident by her attire and home decorating on Memorial and Independence days. Her husband, Joseph, was a US Navy veteran and prolific trumpet player. She loved big band music including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Frank Sinatra. Her love of that music was enhanced by radio and later... Read more →


Marie C. Maddalena, age 80, of Gloucester City/Collingswood

On January 30, 2023. Age 80. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Collingswood and Cherry Hill. Predeceased by her mother, Rose Ruggiero Maddalena. Survived by her family, Dianne, Dorothy and Jennifer as well as her Goddaughter, Nia Smith and her beloved cat, Violet. Born in New York, NY, Marie graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ and worked many years at the Kmart in Pennsauken. Relatives and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 7th at 10 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St, Gloucester City. Interment will follow in New St.... Read more →


Harry Laskowski, Westville Mayor and Councilman

Laskowski, Harry of Westville, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 24, 2023 at the age of 94. Harry was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Regina Laskowski (Witt). Survived by his three children: Regina Smith of Paoli, PA; Marilyn Laskowski-Sachnoff (Neil Sachnoff) of West Berlin, NJ and Leo D. Laskowski of Westville, NJ; 3 grandchildren: Katherine Tokay (Ernie), Leo D. Laskowski, Jr. (Melissa), and Lauren Solvibile (Ed); and 7 great CNBNews graphic file grandchildren: Jeanne, Marie, Henry, Ava, Elin, Emily, and Lila. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. CNBNews graphic filesHarry worked at Edgar Barcus & Company... Read more →


Joseph P. Carroll, age 64 of Westville

Joseph P. Carroll, age 64 of Westville, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Virtua- Lourdes Hospital, Camden. Joe was born in Danbury, CT and had been a resident of Westville. His home contributed to the manpower of our great nation, upholding the ideals of our American freedoms in the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS John King, between 1977 and 1981 He worked as a crane operator for Central Sign Crane also in Westville. Joe is the son of Charlotte (nee Davis) and the late David Carroll. He survived by his wife Carol Taylor Carroll and... Read more →


Westville Residents Have A New Police Officer on Patrol

WESTVILLE, NJ (June 24, 2023)--The Westville Police department would like to welcome its newest member, Patrolman David Gaines. Ptlm. Gaines was sworn in last night during the borough’s council meeting. We wish him great success in his career here serving and protecting the residents of Westville! Read more →


Mary Ann Ayres, of Westville

Mary Ann Ayres, 84, of Westville, NJ passed away on January 3rd 2023, peacefully and surrounded by her family. Mary married the love of her life Frank and moved to Westville NJ to raise their family for nearly 60 years. CNBNews graphic files Mary was predeceased by her husband Frank, and sons James and Frank. She is survived by Daughters Nanci and Sharon and son William. Mary was a loving grandmother to 6 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Mary always remembers fondly of her time working at Campbell Soup as a young wife and mother. She loved to travel and... Read more →


Westville Mayor Fritz Sims Jr. State of the Borough Message

Welcome to all in attendance tonight. I want to acknowledge a few dignitaries who are in attendance tonight. NJ State and Assemblyman William Moen. Special thank you to Assemblyman Moen for swearing us all in tonight. Gloucester County Board of Commissioners, Director Frank DiMarco and Deputy Director Heather Simmons. I’d like to congratulate Councilman Lawrence and Councilman Gayle on being reelected and sworn into their council seats tonight for the next three years. I would also like to congratulate Councilman Murtaugh for being selected to continue to serve as council president for a third year. I thank the residents of... Read more →


Westville Neighborhood Rescues Woman Being Assaulted

WESTVILLE, NJ (December 21, 2022)--Cedar Street neighbors came to the rescue of a woman who was being attacked last Wednesday night. According to 6ABC, those residents are being credited for chasing a man who assaulted a woman as she walked on her street last week around 8:30 PM. Westville police said the woman was attacked from behind by Andre Graig, age 43. Her screaming alerted neighbors, who called 911. The man was apprehended a short time later and taken into custody. Westville Deputy Police Chief Mike Packer told 6 ABC Action News they heard the woman's screams and tried to... Read more →


Pamela Weber (nee Lambert) of Westville, age 70

WEBER, Pamela (nee Lambert) passed away peacefully on December 7, 2022 at AtlantiCare CNBNEWS GRAPHIC FILE Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City at age 70, after a prolonged illness. Born in Philadelphia, Pam grew up in Westville, N.J. and graduated from Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights. She met and married the love of her life, her beloved husband Don. Pam was a full-time Mom and wife until Don became too ill and was forced to retire. Pam stepped up and utilized the opportunity for online income and developed a successful eBay business to support her family. This also... Read more →


Pamela Weber (nee Lambert), 70, of Westville

WEBER, Pamela (nee Lambert) passed peacefully on December 7, 2022 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City at age 70, after a prolonged illness. Born in Philadelphia, Pam grew up in Westville, N.J. and graduated from Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights. She met and married the love of her life, her beloved husband Don. Pam was a full-time Mom and wife until Don became too ill and was forced to retire. Pam stepped up, utilized the opportunity for online income, and developed a successful eBay business to support her family. This also allowed her to provide full-time... Read more →


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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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)... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →