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Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury, Arrested for Three Arson Fires

WOODBURY, NJ (February 25, 2024)--On Sunday, February 11, 2024, during the early morning hours, the Woodbury City Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, as the result of an exhaustive joint investigation, arrested 19-year-old Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury. Lopez-Medina was linked to the following three (3) arson fires within the City of Woodbury: February 1, 2024 - Vehicle Fire - Salem Avenue February 3, 2024 - Shed Fire - Carriage House Apartments, 568 N. Evergreen Avenue February 7, 2024 – Structure Fire - Sketch Player’s Club, 433 Glover Street Lopez-Medina has been charged with the following offenses: (3)... Read more →

Elsie S. Yocko, age 67, of National Park

She was a loving companion, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She loved to be around her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to music and dancing in her younger years. She is the loving companion of 26 years to Brunilda Johann. Devoted mother of Anthony, Sr., and Brittany. Treasured grandmother of Anthony Jr., Ace, Aiden, Allan, and Alaynna. Dear sister of Ann “Rea” Leheny (Jimmy, brother-in-law). Her adored nephews Sean and Tim Leheny. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Donald Lillibridge, and siblings David and Joyce, and daughter-in-law, Alita Yocko. Family and friends will greatly miss her.... Read more →

Charles F. Guest, age 82, of Woodbury

Charles F Guest, of Woodbury, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. He was 82. Family Charles is the beloved father of Michael (June) Guest and Matthew Guest; dear brother of Francis Guest and the late Nancy Gushue; loving grandfather of Sean Guest, Katherine (Mikhail Firer) Guest, Devin (Tom) Bradway, Aidan Guest, Hannah Starr & Noah Starr and great grandfather of Luca & Easton . Services were held under the direction of the McGuinness FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury. Interment will be private at a future date. Read more →

Elizabeth M. Layton, of Woodbury

Elizabeth, known to friends as Betty went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Grace (Bauer) Abel. Betty was a 1949 graduate of Woodbury High School, where she enjoyed playing basketball and singing in the choir. As a teen Betty worked at Kresge’s Department Store, then went on to work as a long-distance telephone operator for Ma Bell. She married Robert Edwin Layton on July 12, 1952, and in 1954 began to raise a family, which included seven children. After devoting many years to raising her seven... 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: Read more →

Nova Farms Launches NJ's First Cannabis Drive-Thru Pick-Up:

Revolutionizing Cannabis Convenience: Woodbury, NJ - November 6, 2023 - Nova Farms, the premier name in the Northeast's recreational cannabis scene, is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking new service that will redefine the cannabis shopping experience in Southern New Jersey. Starting Monday, November 6, 2023, Nova Farms will proudly inaugurate its drive-thru pickup service at its Woodbury, New Jersey location, making it the first and only dispensary in Southern NJ to offer this exceptional convenience. CNBNEWS GRAPHIC FILES The Nova Farms drive-thru is set to revolutionize the way cannabis enthusiasts access their favorite products. Initially, the service... Read more →

Rowan's Fara Named NJAC Football Offensive Player of the Week

PITMAN, NJ -- James Fara has been selected the New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the week as the league announced its weekly awards. The senior scores his second career honor and first this season from the NJAC as Fara ran for a career-high 203 yards on 23 carries along with two TDs against #9 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. The senior added a 74-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Fara leads the NJAC with 333 yards on the ground on 65 attempts (5.1 ypc) with two scores and five receptions for 22 yards on the... Read more →

Michael Marchionne, 59, Brooklawn Firefighter, Woodbury EMS, Letter Carrier, LL Coach ,GHS Alum

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Michael A. Marchionne Sr., age 59, on September 9, 2023 of Mt. Laurel. Formerly of Brooklawn. Survived by his wife, Stephanie Marchionne (nee Adler); children, Dia Marchionne (Andrew), Dana Marchionne (Tommaso), Michael A. Marchionne, Jr. (Heather) and Jason Streit; grandchildren, Lorenzo, Grafton, and Libero; brothers, Carmine Marchionne, Mark Marchionne (Jane) and Steven Marchionne (Trina); and his beloved dog, Jake. Mike was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1982. He was a longtime employee with the United States Postal Service, dedicating 38 years of service in Camden, NJ. Mike... Read more →

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

( 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 →


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 →

Anne C. Booth (nee Dubas)of Woodbury

Anne C. Booth (nee Dubas) was received into the Loving arms of Jesus on March 18, 2023 at the age of 85. Born in Philadelphia to the late Peter and Anne Dubas, she moved to South Jersey in 1953 and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1955. Anne married the late William J. Booth Jr. in 1958, and raised three children together. She completed nursing school in 1975 and later graduated from Glassboro State College. Anne and Bill loved to travel together through the United States and Canada and parts of Europe. Anne was the beloved mother of William, Anne... Read more →

CNB Business News:

Inspira Health - Woodbury Tops off New Building

Inspira Health employees, along with state, county, and municipal officials, signed the final steel beam at the Topping Off Ceremony on Inspira Health’s Woodbury campus. images courtesy of Inspira Health by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Reporter WOODBURY, NJ (CNBNews)(March 10, 2023)--This week Inspira Health announced the last steel beam has been installed in their new $71 million building in Woodbury (formerly Underwood Hospital.) The current hospital building will be remodeled to provide medical offices and a family medical center. Inspira's Warren Moore, executive vice president stated that for five years the health enterprise has been working with Woodbury City and... Read more →

Archdiocese of Newark to Honor Wakefern CEO Joseph Colalillo; UFCW Local 360 President Sam Ferraino, Jr. 

at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Reception Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will honor two outstanding leaders at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception at The Grove in Cedar Grove on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Sam Ferraino, Jr., (center) and Joseph S. Colalillo (right) will be honored at the 30th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception at The Grove in Cedar Grove on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Ferraino served on the Woodbury City Council and the Woodbury School Board and is a member of the board of trustees of the United Way of New... Read more →

Two Woodbury Police Officers Injured Today During Arrest of Violent Suspect from Camden

WOODBURY, NJ (JANUARY 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Today, Friday, at approximately 6:35 A.M., officers from the Woodbury Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Glover Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival, they discovered a male actively assaulting a female inside the residence. CNBNews graphic files Woodbury officers immediately intervened with the male, armed with a knife. Officers attempted to take the male into custody, resulting in the individual violently resisting and injuries being sustained by two Woodbury officers. Woodbury Heights and West Deptford police officers responded and assisted in taking the male successfully into custody. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old... Read more →

Peter Sirolli, Charged with Setting 10-Foot-Cross on Fire at St. Patrick's Church, Woodbury

The suspect is charged with setting fire to the cross in front of St. Patrick's Church, Woodbury. He faces further charges for damaging a window at Our Lady of Hope Church, Gloucester Township, and trying to break a window at St. Theresa's Church, Runnemede. +++++ Camden County, NJ (January 14, 2023)(CNBnewsnet)- A Deptford man has been charged with Bias Intimidation and multiple weapons offenses after setting fires and causing property damage at several churches on Friday morning, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay, Runnemede Police Chief William Sampolski, Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins, and Woodbury Police Chief Thomas... Read more →

UPDATE on Woodbury Murder

On Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at approximately 2:41 P.M., officers from the Woodbury Police Department were dispatched to the area of Franklin and Wallace Streets for the report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, they discovered a victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Immediate medical attention was rendered, and the victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The deceased male was identified as 21-year-old Brandon L. Blanton, Woodbury, New Jersey. An autopsy of Blanton conducted on January 5, 2023, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feign ruled the cause of... Read more →

Brandon L. Blanton, Murdered in Woodbury

On Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at approximately 2:41P.M., officers from the Woodbury Police Department were dispatched to the area of Franklin and Wallace Streets for the report of a male who had suffered a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, they discovered a victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Immediate medical attention was rendered and he was subsequently transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The deceased male was identified as 21-year-old male Brandon L. Blanton, of Woodbury, New Jersey. An Autopsy conducted on January 5, 2023, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feign ruled the cause... Read more →

Loretta R Coppola (nee Copson), 90, formerly of Bellmawr,

Loretta R Coppola (nee Copson), 90, formerly of Bellmawr, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2022, surrounded by her family. Legacy In her younger years, Loretta took pride in raising her children and enjoying life on Sunnyside Lane. She had the ability to create a delicious meal within minutes, regardless of how many people would show up at her door. Her greatest joy in life was watching her children and grandchildren succeed in what made them most happy. She treasured time with her family. After dinner, you could always find her with a cup of tea, a deck... 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 →

The Story Behind The Story: A Look At Local School Districts

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--I was recently asked how Gloucester City School District compares to other districts in the area. The first district I chose was Woodbury, thinking its demographics would be similar to our own. Once I digest the overall information, I will be able to go into a comparison of specific schools and grades. Gloucester City's popular, 11,248, is slightly higher than Woodbury's at 9,861. The median household income is a little higher in Gloucester City, $59,394, while Woodbury's is $55,226. However, Woodbury has a 67 more households than we do. Even though Woodbury has... 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 →

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 →

Herbert E. "Herbie" Dodds, Jr., 35, of Woodbury; West Deptford HS Alum, Boy Scouts Member

On June 17, 2022. Age 35. Of Woodbury. Predeceased by his parents, Herbert E. Dodds, Sr. and Deborah Ann Dodds (nee Ferrara). Survived by his siblings, Nicole Dodds-DiMarco (Carmen DiMarco) and Tony Dodds (Sara Steinmetz-Dodds); nieces, Courtney DiMarco and Gianna DiMarco and nephew, Tyler DiMarco. Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Herb was a graduate of West Deptford High School class of 2005. He was a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed being a mummer. Herb loved being a DJ and had a passion for music. Public memorial services are being planned and the... Read more →

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

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: Week 1 6/27-6/3 8am-11:30am Week 2 7/25-7/28 8am -11:30am Sign up Link Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching... Read more →


(Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask-wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said... Read more →

Sr. Maristella Lastra, Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Infant Jesus

Sr. Maristella Lastra, Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Infant Jesus died suddenly on May 21, 2022 in the Delegation Convent in Cherry Hill, NJ. just shy of her 85th birthday. LEGACY Sister was born on June 6th, 1937 in Peru’ and entered religious life in 1957. She professed her vows on March 19th, 1960. Following obedience and her love and desire of being a missionary, Sr. Maristella left her native country of Peru’ and landed on the shores of America in 1962. Here she joined the first three sisters who had already come to Minitola, NJ the previous year. Sister... Read more →

What to Know Before Investing in Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a type of digital currency that has special technology that makes it almost impossible to counterfeit. Many types are based on blockchain technology, and a network of computers enforces it. It is attractive to many because no central authority issues it. There are a few things you should know before deciding whether or not it is for you. Ensure You Have Enough Funds Set Aside While cryptocurrency can be an attractive investment, it can also be volatile, so you will want to make sure you are not putting all your money into this investment. Consider limiting the amount... Read more →

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

Glassboro, NJ – Staff, Board Members, and volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County’s Glassboro location welcomed Senator Edward Durr and Commissioner Christopher Konawel on April 25, 2022, with a Club tour. They also got the chance to speak directly to the organization’s CEO, Patricia Withington, to learn more about the issues and challenges facing America’s youth today. “We were so grateful to welcome Senator Ed Durr and Commissioner Chris Konawel to our Glassboro Club location to discuss our out-of-school time programs.” said Patricia. “They took the time to listen to our Board, volunteers, and staff about... Read more →

Gloucester County Officials Attend Special Officer II Graduation at Police Academy

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

Gloucester County Officials Attend Events Throughout SJ

Gloucester County Commissioner Nicholas DeSilvio attended the Franklin Township Little League Opening Day. The league named their field in memory of George Harrison and opening pitches were made by his 4 children, while his wife Heather stood in for George while the All-Star team was acknowledged. Franklin Township Little League offers baseball and softball to children from age 4 to 16 years old. The little league is run strictly by volunteers and almost exclusively on the funds collected from fundraisers, donations, and registration fees. Commissioner Jim Jefferson joined Angels of God Community Outreach and their purple army to assemble 1,200... Read more →

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

Mr. Brown is a charter member of the Original Cemetery Advisory Council Committee which was charged with the responsibility of choosing a location designing and overseeing the construction of the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He is also the founder and Captain of the Cemetery Honor Guard, which has been recognized nationally for its service to our deceased veterans and their families. He has been a member of the VFW Post 1616 in Williamstown for decades and has served the Post and its members as the Commander. He has previously served as Commander of the VFW District 13 [Gloucester County]... Read more →

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

Jericho, N.J.-- Elvia Estonia Jackson Hawkins, 81, was called home to glory on Feb. 12, 2022, with family and friends by her side. She was born to the late Orano and Pinkney Jackson on April 27, 1940, in Trenton, NJ. Elvia earned her diploma from Trenton High School in 1958 and graduated with honors from Glassboro State College (now Rowan) with a BA in Education in 1962. She married the late James Edward Hawkins in 1963 and moved to Jericho, NJ, where they both spent the remainder of their days. Elvia was an exemplary teacher for 39 years, teaching 36... Read more →

Paul J. Carver, age 81, of Woodbury

On February 19, 2022, age 81. Of Woodbury, NJ. Formerly of Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA. Born in Groveton, N, he was the son of the late, Edwin J. and Helen (McCormack) Carver. Paul is survived by his son, James G. Carver; partner, Joseph Kiley, brothers, Robert Carver, Lynwood Carver; former wife, Nora Carver. He was also predeceased by his sister, Beverly Brown and brother, Peter Carver. Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, CT in 1966. He retired as a cook with the... Read more →

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

The glory of life surmounts the fear of death. Does anybody know the better side of death and glory? Live the present and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering. Marie G. Biondo (nee Curcio) held her faith and her fun dear. She committed her life to her family, her church and danced through her years, unselfishly giving herself and her time. There is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to polka dance. On Friday February fourth, just a few short days... Read more →


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

" The only South Jersey school district in the 400 range, or lower 1/3rd is our own Gloucester City School District. " By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews If it is possible to waste money, New Jersey knows how to do it! In 2020 Governor Murphy raised the state's contribution to education. He felt that former Governor Chris Christie had underfunded education in our state, so he allocated $9 billion to all schools. Of that amount 60%, or $5.4 billion goes to 31 Abbott districts and the remaining $3.6 billion is shared by the rest of the districts. How many districts... Read more →

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

WEC William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews For some time now the borough of Westville has been strictly enforcing its Housing Code ordinance pertaining to unregistered/abandoned motor vehicles. The borough has also been citing people who leave their trash cans on the curb after trash has been picked up. We long have been advocates for citing homeowners/landlords who have unlicensed, unregistered vehicles stored on their properties. They are unsightly and are safety hazards. They are also detrimental to the neighborhood where they are located and depreciate the value of properties in those neighborhoods. We commend the Westville police and borough... Read more →

Stop at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and Meet Brandy

MEET BRANDY--This sweetheart is a 3-year-old Lab/Heeler mix looking for a forever home. Brandy is a sweet girl, but can be a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly and loves to play once she gets more comfortable. Brandy would do best in a home without children under 10 years old, but she does enjoy the company of other dogs! Apply today with the Gloucester County Animal Shelter if you would like to meet Brandy. +++++ Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners is expanding adoption hours at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter beginning Monday, January 31. The new... Read more →

William F. Holdcraft, on January 29, 2022, of Bellmawr

William F. Holdcraft, on January 29, 2022, of Bellmawr; formerly of Woodbury Heights. Age 75. Beloved husband of 42 years to Karen. Devoted father of Billy Holdcraft (Michelle), Melissa Holdcraft (Richard), Lisa Hall (Joey), Kevin Holdcraft (Ali), Brooke Moser (Andy) and the late Mark. Dear brother of the late Charles Dietz and Bertha Ashman. Son-in-law of Mary Novello. Grandfather of Christopher, Emily, Danny, Cameron, Ayden, Brayden, Viviana, Kylie, and Santino. Great-grandfather of Korbyn, Sydney, Addi, Vera, Sincerely and Connor. Also survived by his niece Sandy Mazzagotti, great nephew Pete Mazzagotti, Cousin Vicki Campisi and many other cousins. William was a... Read more →


Gloucester County honors Jean Giampola with the renaming of County Bridge Number 3-F-18 PAULSBORO, NJ --The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners joined by Paulsboro Councilmembers gathered to rename County Bridge Number 3-F-18 in honor of Jeanne Giampola. Before the bridge, auto traffic was blocked on a daily basis for up to an hour at a time by the trains, creating a nuisance and, more importantly, a public safety hazard, since emergency vehicles were part of the traffic jams. Giampola, who served as a borough councilwoman and community advocate before her death at age 81 in 2016, made it her mission... Read more →

Robert S. Pierce, of Westville, 41

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

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

WHAT IS THE REASON THE SHERIFF 'S OFFICE IS BEING MOVED??? Sheriff’s office and all staff need to stay where they are MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Commissioners-Elect Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio demanded officials in Gloucester County government immediately halt plans to move the county Sheriff’s office Jonathan Sammons Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff from the county's administrative office on South Broad Street in Woodbury to the shuttered county jail on Hunter Street. “Last month we were proud to have elected Jonathan Sammons as Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff. Now the Democrats who control county government are moving the... Read more →

Woodbury Wireless Zone® Announces Annual Toys for Tots Donation Program

Verizon Wireless Retailer to Collect Toys for Less Fortunate Children This Holiday Season WOODBURY, N.J. – Wireless Zone®, a Verizon Authorized Retailer and the largest wireless retail franchise exclusively offering Verizon products and services, is once again partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign and will feature collection bins at 25 E. Red Bank Avenue from November 17 to December 24. The Toys for Tots program delivers holiday gifts to less fortunate children in every community it serves. “2021 has certainly been a year of challenges and adjustments, and many families are anticipating a very different... Read more →

Bitcoin’s all-time high should ring some alarm bells, says GlobalData

Following the news that Bitcoin and Ethereum have reached all-time highs; George Monaghan, Thematic Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “While Bitcoin has legitimate uses, it definitely shouldn’t be the sixth-largest asset on earth by market cap. Reaching this position is one of two big red flags. “The other is that investors are squirreling away Bitcoin in the hope that it will gain value, rather than using it as a currency. A product’s value should rise because people use it, not because they invest in it. It’s hard not to suspect that Bitcoin is... Read more →