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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 of cards, and hidden chocolate in her pockets. Loretta’s resilience to life’s challenges provided lessons to all who knew her well on perseverance and never giving up. Loretta will be sadly missed by all those who loved her. Family Beloved wife of the late John Coppola; loving mother of Donna... Read more →


Glassboro-Camden Line Presentation Oct. 13 at 7 PM

Join us in Wenonah on Thursday evening, October 13 The Glassboro-Camden Line will significantly impact transportation in South Jersey. The new commuter rail line will benefit thousands of commuters while strengthening communities, creating jobs, bolstering economies, and promoting economic development. Join GCL Project Team members for an informational and Q&A session on October 13 in Wenonah, NJ. When: Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 11 N Monroe Ave, Wenonah, NJ 08090 [Directions] The Glassboro-Camden Line improves transit service along the Glassboro to Camden corridor, focusing on increasing mobility and improving links between established communities, jobs, and activity centers. Learn more... Safety is paramount to all aspects of the Glassboro-Camden Line project. The project involves upgrading the corridor's safety at the crossings and along the right-of-way. Pedestrian and bicycle walkways and crossings would be installed at rail crossings. Safety and security measures will continue to... Read more →


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

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


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 four schools to our three, they have 628 fewer students than we. Gloucester City has 2,258 to Woodbury's 1,630. It is surprising that one out of three students in Woodbury lives in an apartment, whereas in Gloucester City, it is one out of four. Since Gloucester City has only one... Read more →


*NJ Fire Fighter Jobs Open (all jurisdictions)

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Toni Renee Firlein, of Woodbury/Westville, age 38

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


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 obituary will be updated once announced. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Herbert E. Dodds, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME,Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


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

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


SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS OUR SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE

(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 Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its effects have become more robust. If you are facing fear, anxiety, or depression because of COVID-19, do not ignore it, seek assistance and take care of yourself.” In New Jersey, residents who... 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 Maristella had the gift of being witty, serious, simple and profound, all according to the circumstances that she encountered at a given time. She loved Peru’, she loved America. She loved politics that she followed with diligence and pride. One of her many accomplishments was becoming an American citizen. A... Read more →


Memorial Day, A Time To Honor The Fallen Heroes In Gloucester City And In Every Community Throughout Our Nation

Gloucester High School War Memorial (CNBNewsnet photo credit) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester High School has erected a wonderful tribute to honor those residents who died for our country. The beautiful war memorial is placed near the entrance to the school, Market Street and Crescent Blvd. The names of the residents who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the War on Terrorism are inscribed on a bronze plaque. Insignias of each of the branches of the service are engraved at the bottom of the plaque. Statues depicting service members are placed so many feet apart around the outside of the site. Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks to the Phil Cohen website we were able to include details about how these individuals died along with information... 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 you put into crypto and make sure you have an emergency fund set aside so you aren’t tying up all your money by investing it. You may consider ways of reducing your monthly expenses before investing as well. This can free up more funds to put in your investments. One... Read more →


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

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


Gloucester County Officials Attend Special Officer II Graduation at Police Academy

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


Gloucester County Officials Attend Events Throughout SJ

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


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

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


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

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


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 Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury. Paul also worked for many years as a stocker for Kohl’s in Mantua, NJ. He was a member of St. Joachim Parish - Annunciation R.C. Church in Bellmawr. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, March 4th at St. Joachim Parish,... Read more →


Your Tax Dollars: $190 Billion in COVID Relief Funds Given to School Districts Across the US

Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Feb 15, 7:00am EST School districts across the U.S. are renovating their buildings and upgrading dilapidated ventilation systems with the help of $190 billion of federal COVID relief. But these improvements will take time, and some won’t be completed for years after the pandemic first disrupted schooling. The improvements have gotten the blessing of the U.S. Department of Education, which has encouraged ventilation upgrades. And there’s good evidence that such projects will benefit students: Research has found a direct link between air quality and student success, and students in classrooms that aren’t air conditioned tend to learn less on hot days. Still, the plans reveal an awkward reality: With limited options for spending a big, one-time chunk of money, school districts are using part of it for expensive facilities projects, which may have only a tenuous connection to the pandemic and will take years... Read more →


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

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


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

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

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


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

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


Stop at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and Meet Brandy

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


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 member of the Moose Lodge in Cherry Hill. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am on Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am at the Funeral Home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 Vesey Street, 28th... Read more →


THE JEAN GIAMPOLA BRIDGE

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


Robert S. Pierce, of Westville, 41

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


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

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


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 holiday season,” said Dave Staszewski, Executive Vice President of Wireless Zone. “At Wireless Zone, giving back to the local communities is in our DNA, but it’s more important this year than ever to help take care of families in the communities we serve.” In 2020, the Wireless Zone system contributed... 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 a bubble just waiting to burst. Among the assets ahead of Bitcoin in market cap are Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft. These are companies whose products see daily use from billions of people. “On the other hand, the number one asset is gold. Judging by current behavior, Bitcoin could plausibly... Read more →


UPS Seeking Seasonal Personal Vehicle Package Driver

APPLY NOW Philadelphia Airport HubPrimary Location: 1 Hog Island Road , PHILADELPHIA, PA - United States, 19153 Other Location: $21 / hour + 56 Cents Per MileFacility Philadelphia Airport HubJob ID PAPHA6 $21 / hour + 56 Cents Per Mile As a Personal Vehicle Driver, you’ll enjoy a fast-paced, physical position that gets you outdoors and connecting with customers. From the driver’s seat of your own car, find out what you’ll become at UPS. About the role: • Lift, lower and carry packages up to 70 pounds • Full time, opportunity to work eight hours, Monday-Friday • Saturday and holiday work may be available/required About you: • 21 years of age or older • Valid driver’s license • No at fault accidents within the last 12 months • No moving violations within the last 12 months • Proof of a registered vehicle for use • Minimum state-required auto insurance •... Read more →


Three from New Jersey Charged w/Attempted Murder

FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned an eight-count indictment against three defendants charged in connection with a botched robbery that resulted in a shooting earlier this year, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Friday. Kingphess Gomez, 21, of Woodbury, 21-year-old Thaddeus West Jr., and 27-year-old Suncere Smith, 27, both of Neptune City, are all charged with first-degree Armed Robbery, first-degree Conspiracy, first-degree Attempted Murder, second-degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Firearm, and other related second-degree weapons offenses. Moments before 1:30 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021, a ShotSpotter notification indicated multiple shots fired on the 300 block of Fisher Avenue in Neptune City, and minutes later, members of the Wall Township Police Department stopped a vehicle and discovered the 19-year-old shooting victim in the front passenger seat. The victim was then rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for emergency treatment. A joint investigation by... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Gloucester City Awarded Neighborhood Preservation Grant to Be Disbursed Over Five Year Period

GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY(October 13, 2021)-- The City of Gloucester City has been awarded a 5-year designation, including an initial $125,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). Pending annual State budget capacity, the City of Gloucester City is anticipated to receive up to $125,000 a year for a total of five years to assist with economic and community development. In addition to funding, the State’s NPP Team of place-based revitalization experts will provide a robust array of technical assistance and training to guide and empower this local effort. The focus will be on revitalizing the district’s boundaries which incorporate the following: a small portion of Powell Street and Market Street to the South; Market Street to 5th Street and up to Ridgeway Street; Ridgeway Street to the Waterfront to the West; the Waterfront to portions of King Street and then to Hudson Street... Read more →


Gloucester County Job Fair, October 15

(Sewell, NJ)-Gloucester County will hold a Mega Job Fair on Friday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the RCSJ Gymnasium. The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and Workforce Development Board (WDB) encourage residents to attend and to dress for success, bring copies of their resume and prepare for on the spot interviews. “The Mega Job Fair is a great opportunity to see all of the employers that have opportunities across the county. Whether you’re searching for a service industry job, tech job or maybe a position in healthcare, full time or part time positions are available,” said Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger. “It is a great way to connect, network, and even interview with over different employers who are searching for new employees like you.” “The Mega Job Fair is one of the largest job-seeking resources the region has to offer. These events provide opportunity to businesses and... Read more →


LOOKING FOR THE PURR-FECT PET? Visit the Gloucester County Animal Shelter

Raleigh (Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is open for animal lovers to walk through our kennels. We are open to view and/or adopt an animal Tuesday through Thursday 12 Noon - 7PM and Friday & Saturday 12 Noon - 4PM. The Adoption Office is closed on Sunday's, Monday's and all major holidays. An approved application is not required to walk through the kennel, but we do encourage you to fill an application out prior to arrival just in case you would like to meet an animal available for adoption. “We have so many animals available for adoption at the shelter. From guinea pigs to kittens to dogs to cats, there’s a pet for everyone,” said Director Robert M. Damminger. Director Damminger would like to remind residents that adoption fees are only $35.00 for dogs and cats 6 years and younger. Fees are waived for animals 6 years and... Read more →


Safety Requirements for NJ School Districts

Gloucester High School, Gloucester City NJ (CNBNews photo files) Last Updated: 09/02/2021 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR All students will be back for full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks inside of school buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. By October 18th, 2021, all workers in preschool through Grade 12 schools will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. Parents or guardians will not be able to opt children out of in-person instruction as allowed for the 2020-2021 school year. Indoor Mask Requirement All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, masks are required in the indoor... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING Through Brooklawn, Gloucester City, and Westville (Chapter XIV)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CORRECTION/UPDATED: It has been brought to our attention by Police Chief/City Administrator Brian Morrell that he has three and half more years to work before he can retire; that his salary is based on the last year of his employment. Morrell also took exception to our statement that no one could perform two jobs and do them efficiently. Stating, "You do not know what I do or don't do, you just assumed. Why do you continue to bash me?" Our position remains that no one can perform two jobs, and do them well. And, if we are wrong why have taxpayers been paying different salaries to a police chief and city administrator all these years. That is our opinion, and it is also been the opinion of other people we have spoken with. We have no personal vendetta against Mr. Morrell and have no... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING THROUGH GLOUCESTER CITY, BROOKLAWN, WESTVILLE (XIII)

South Broadway and George Street WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOCIETY TODAY? Sitting on the curb at South Broadway and George Street on Monday morning was this disgusting-looking pile of garbage. Just a few feet away is a trash receptacle, apparently, the slob that left this crap on the sidewalk is not a member of the Green Generation. We can also say with certainty the person has no respect for the community of Gloucester City. According to multiple sources on the internet “Generation Green,” millennials and Gen Z supposedly demonstrate environmentally and socially conscious consumer behavior. With rising spending power and digitally-enhanced information access, they are translating awareness into conscientious, organic, and environment-friendly product choices. In fact, industry watchers believe that association with ethical and eco-friendly choices is becoming the new status symbol for young consumers and an expression of their identity. Walk a few more blocks north towards Market Street... Read more →


Straight to Treatment; Help is Here Today

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is partnering with local police departments to help individuals suffering from substance abuse and addiction. Straight to Treatment allows any individual to walk into a participating police department and explain that they need help battling an addiction. Once they complete the application process, they are immediately put in touch with a treatment provider. “This is an amazing program for individuals who are struggling with addiction,” said Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger. “Addiction recovery needs to be accessible for all. Addiction touches so many of us and our families, we want to be there for them when they’re ready to get help. Our local police stations have enthusiastically participated in launching this program. The goal of Straight to Treatment is to bring individuals who are in need of addiction treatment to the resources we have in Gloucester County.” “We are going to continue to increase the... Read more →


Governor Murphy! The Parents Should Decide Not YOU

TRENTON, NJ--Governor Phil Murphy continues to require New Jersey's children to wear masks at school, daycare, and summer camp, even though children and adults can now unmask almost everywhere else. Children who safely played sports all spring without masks will be forced to wear masks while playing outside at camp this summer, as will kids on playgrounds at daycare centers. Governor Murphy has even said that students should expect to wear masks to school this fall, even though children face very little risk and every concerned adult will have had ample opportunity by then to get vaccinated. Keeping mask requirements for children doesn't make any sense! You can send the message to Governor Murphy that's it's time to unmask our kids. CLICK HERE to SIGN THE PETITION Read more →


Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Terres (nee Moffett) of Elk Township, GCHS Alumnus

Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Terres (nee Moffett), age 78, died on July 31, 2021 at her home in Elk Township where she lived most of her life. Betty was raised in Woodbury and graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School. In 1979, she began a career at Delaware Valley Floral Group. Betty held various positions within the company and retired after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Allan N. Terres and son Mark Allan Terres. She was predeceased by her daughters Mary Beth and Marjorie Terres. Funeral services were under the direction of the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Those desiring may make contributions to the Alzheimer Association at www.alz.org. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com. Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering: So Where Is That Black Dog? (Chapter XI )

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Peyton wearing an E Collar GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 11, 2021)--Someone said to me the other day "I haven't seen you or your black dog on your daily walk in recent days, is everything okay?" I explained that our best friend and companion Peyton, a black Labrador retriever, is having a tough time following an operation to remove a cyst/tumor. She doesn't like the stitches and insists on pulling them out despite wearing an E collar and being heavily sedated. What is an E Collar? An Elizabethan collar (also known as an E-collar or the cone of shame) is plastic or fabric hoods or cones placed around the head to prevent an animal from licking at a surgery site, wound, or dressing. Her operation was last Friday, August 6. We dropped her off at Dr. Sheehan's Veterinary Clinic in Fairview at 8:30 AM. and... Read more →


Westville Police Waiting for Driver's Toxicology Test Results: $48,545 Raised by GOFund Page

WESTVILLE, NJ (CNBNews)(August 6, 2021)--CNBNews today contacted Westville Police Chief Bill Whinnan for an update on the dreadful traffic accident that happened a week ago tomorrow on Gateway Blvd. The accident claimed the lives of the 34-year-old driver and the three young female passengers, ages 9,8, and 5. In summary, the chief said none of the victims were wearing seatbelts, and, "Speed was being looked at as a contributing factor of this crash". Chief Whinnan released the following prepared statement; Saturday, July 31 at 9:22 pm, police were dispatched to a single-car motor vehicle crash on Gateway Blvd in front of the Pellegrino Chevrolet Dealership. Upon Officers' arrival, they found a 1987 black Ford Mustang which had struck a utility pole in the passenger side door. The driver of the vehicle identified as George Ritter 4th (34 y/o/m) was ejected from the vehicle. The three juvenile female victims, ages 9,... Read more →


A Father, His Daughters and His Niece Die in Horrific Car Accident in Westville ; The Accident Under Investigation

An aerial view of the 1000 unit block of Gateway Blvd., Westville NJ were the accident occurred on Saturday night, July 31, 2021. Pellegrino Chevrolet is on the left in the image above WESTVILLE, NJ (August 2, 2021)(CNBNews)--A horrific single car accident in the small community of Westville claimed the lives of four people Saturday night on Gateway Blvd. According to CBSlocal he driver of the vehicle was George Ritter, he along with his two daughters, Alivia and Elsie and his niece Kenzie all died in the accident. George Ritter with his children and niece, image courtesy to The Westville Power Boat Association The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Gateway Boulevard in front of Pellegrino Chevrolet in Westville. Westville Police Chief William Whinna told the media the investigation is still ongoing. He did confirm four people died—a man and three children. A GoFundMe campaign started... Read more →


A CNBNews OPRA Request for the Police Weekly Call Log Uncovers 491 Incidents Between June 29-July 7

UPDATED EDITOR'S NOTE: The information below, including a previous article about the large crowd of people, congregated at the Chosen Profection Soul Food on July 3 was obtained from an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request submitted by CNBNews. The police department stopped issuing a weekly crime report some time ago. As such we requested the release of the department's Activity Log for the period of June 29 through July 7, 2021. From the 491 incidents that were listed on the 103 pages we received, we were able to compile the list of crimes and other incidents that appear below. Listed among those 491 incidents were the following: An estimated 67 calls that required no police involvement 33 calls from people complaining about the loud noise from fireworks being exploded 145 parking summons issued for blocking the sweeper, parking on the sidewalk, and blocking fire hydrants Police Chief Morrell, who... Read more →


Woodbury Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Scott A. Entrekin (DOB: 09-01-1984) of Woodbury, New Jersey was arrested on July 16, 2021 and charged with Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (1st Degree), and Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material (2nd Degree) Gloucester County Acting Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman announced. On or about May 11, 2021, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office High Technology Crimes Unit was assigned a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline Report indicating that, by way of social media, images of suspected child sexual abuse material had been shared. After various investigative efforts by the High-Tech Crimes Unit, Entrekin was identified as a potential suspect. On July 16, 2021, a residential search warrant was executed on Entrekin’s residence and Entrekin admitted to downloading and distributing suspected images of child sexual abuse material through a social media/communication application. Detectives from the GCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit were assisted by the Office of Homeland Security... Read more →