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Is The Latest Development Plan for Gloucester City's Waterfront Just DEJAVU ?

Dorothy Philbin and William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 18, 2024)(CNBNews)-In the August 24, 2023 edition of the Courier Post, there was a large article about upscale apartments to be built at Freedom Pier. However, nine months later, little activity was observed. I wondered if this is another of the many construction projects planned for the waterfront that have fallen through over nearly 40 years. Many of them were announced right before an election. Once the election was over, the plans were put on the shelf to gather dust. Not too long ago, ClearysNoteBook listed the many failed... Read more →

Videos: Mobs of Teens Savagely Beat Victims

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The two videos posted here first appeared on Twitter first. Hollywood Actor James Woods published both of them, one on April 26 and the other on April 27. There is no mention of where these attacks occurred or what caused the women and men to act so violently. Actor James Woods Woods did write, “White woman pummeled by a mob of black males. But, of course, it’s not a hate crime.” However, further research revealed that the video with the male teenagers occurred in March 2023 at a mall in San Fransico. Some of... Read more →

Gloucester City Taxpayers Buying PNC Bank Building

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 21, 2024)(CNBNews)--The mayor and council of Gloucester City are planning to purchase the former PNC Bank property located at 500 Monmouth Street. They are expected to approve a $550,000 bond ordinance to fund the purchase during Monday night's (April 22) council meeting. The bond will have a term of 20 years. The PNC office in Gloucester City ceased its operations several months ago. The building has served as a bank for over 75 years. The council is also expected to approve on second reading the police department's salary schedule for... Read more →

DEVELOPING STORY: Armed Officers Remove Young Man from Riverview Heights Home

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews photo provided At dawn on Wednesday, April 17, several armed officers raided a home in the unit block of East Thompson Avenue, Gloucester City. A young man was removed from the home in handcuffs. Below, residents tell CNBNews what they saw that morning. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (APRIL 21, 2024)--Early on the morning of Wednesday, April 17, the quiet Riverview Heights neighborhood in Gloucester City was disturbed by a loud banging noise. As the sun rose in the east, residents peeked out of their closed blinds to see a large group of armed men dressed... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews For 115 years one member or other of my family has lived in Gloucester City. I am sad, in one way, to have left my hometown behind but I felt it was a necessity. I recently went through my yearbook and didn't see anyone I graduated with still in Gloucester City. Many have moved to Florida and are happy; happy enough to encourage classmates to move there with them. Gloucester City has always been a one-party city - that being Democratic. On January 2, 1933, the newly hired employees were listed in the Courier Post. Not... Read more →



UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)--I underwent a medical procedure at Cooper University Hospital in Camden City in early January. Wheeled into the operating room I was administered sedation, and the next thing I remember, I was waking up in the recovery room. Once the sedation wore off, I was released. While waiting in the hallway for someone to push my wheelchair to valet parking downstairs, my wife Connie handed me my wedding ring. She had been holding it since jewelry was prohibited in the room during the surgery. As she hands me the ring,... Read more →

Send Us Your Cheers and Jeers

CNBNews is currently working on the "Cheer and Jeer" column for APRIL. It is also known as "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." If there is anyone or anything you believe deserves recognition for either a positive or negative reason, now is the perfect opportunity to share your thoughts. CNBNews graphic file Send your remarks to [email protected] Everyone can participate. You need not be from Gloucester City. We also welcome comments from people living in neighboring communities or any state in the USA. DEADLINE IS, APRIL 14, 2024. WE appreciate your help. William E. Cleary Sr Editor Read more →

Justice Must Be for All, Not Just a Few

Recently, William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor and Publisher, and his son, William E. Cleary Jr., had to endure such a stressful situation due to false charges brought against them by the Gloucester City Police Department. Over several months they were summoned to court six times to answered charges of trespassing and theft that were never proven. Not knowning how many more times they would have to appear in court they pleaded guilty to a plea agreeement and each had to pay a $500 fine. It is even more disheartening to know that some of the people responsible for this... Read more →

Cleary's Faced With Mounting Legal Costs and Criminal Fines Surrender; Accept Plea Deal

"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." ~Mark Twain UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor As some of you may already know, my son and I were charged with trespassing on the Cold Springs School property and accused of stealing a small child's bench last October. The bench in question was actually broken and discarded in a trash pile next to a dumpster. If I had managed to fix it successfully, I would have given it to one of my great-grandchildren. On October 10, a video of the two of us behind th... Read more →

CNB NEWS: February /March Cheers and Jeers

JEER—According to, the average salary for a Chief of Police in New Jersey is $131,100, with a typical range between $123,800 and $139,100. However, here in Gloucester City, the police chief is paid a salary between $125,000 and $240,000, but for some strange reason, the exact amount of this employee's compensation is not listed. This is a secret being kept from the taxpayers by their elected leaders, and it's unacceptable that such information is not disclosed. Once again, the residents are kept in the dark, and they are the ones paying the chief's salary. Shame on Mayor Baile and... Read more →


UPDATE: BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY PARKING RESTRICTIONS GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 20, 2024)(CNBNews)--On Thursday, March 21st, parking along the east side of King St., from Market St. to Jersey Ave, will be prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Highway Department will post “No Parking” signs along King St. on Tuesday, March 19th. UPDATE--On Thursday, March 21st, there will be no parking along the east side of King St, from Market St. to Jersey Ave. The parking restrictions will be from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Highway Department will post “No Parking” signs along King St. on Tuesday, March... Read more →

Guest Opinion: A Salute To Bill "The Pen" Cleary

This article was first published in November 2013 By JOHN REYNOLDS Diary of a Madman Browsing the web the other day, checking up on the goings-on around town on my favorite local website, I was saddened to learn that after October 31, 2013, Bill Cleary will stop publishing new content to his site, ClearysNoteBook. The only independently run, small-town news source in South Jersey is shutting down. His site's been running since 2006 when he launched ClearysNoteBook onto the Internet after spending almost 40 years in the newspaper business in Gloucester City. Bill must be past retirement age, so I... Read more →

NJ-SPJ Directors Thankful OPRA Law Remains

The Board of Directors of the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists issues the following statement in response to today’s announcement that A4045 was pulled from consideration: We are glad that common sense and a commitment to government transparency prevailed in the Legislature on this day. We commend Speaker Coughlin for acknowledging how an open and transparent government is not only important for journalists, but a cross section of New Jerseyans who rely on OPRA requests in their individual or collective situations. The New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists is ready and willing to meet with Sen. Sarlo, Asm. Danielsen,... Read more →

Deadly Fire in Camden City; My God, Not Again

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews CAMDEN CITY, NJ (March 11, 2024)(CNBNews)--Today's headlines should sound familiar to many, if not most, people of Gloucester City: "Firefighter equipment malfunctioned during a blaze in Camden, delaying efforts to rescue a person who died." There is no good news here but one might think that ONLY one person died in Camden, needlessly, where 20 years ago Gloucester City lost three little girls and three firemen, again needlessly. "The dwelling fire broke out on Newton Avenue. Several people escaped and told Engine Company Eight (firemen) the first-arriving unit - that a resident was trapped on the... Read more →


Join SPJ for Sunshine Week starting Sunday! Explore the Sunshine Week website for all things freedom of information related. See what the Freedom of Information Act is and why it matters and learn more about our right to know. Follow #SunshineWeek or @SunshineWeek for open government columns, op-eds, cartoons or graphics. SPJ will be posting special columns from the SPJ Freedom of Information Committee on Plus, use the toolkit with sample posts and graphics. This is a time to share why freedom of information is so important, whether you're a journalist or not. SPJ will also be hosting events... Read more →

GOP Releases Names of Council Candidates; Reed List Reasons for Seeking Office

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 27, 2024)(CNBNEWS)--The Gloucester City Republican Committee has announced its slate of council candidates for the November 5, 2024 election. The list includes: Anthony Kates Ward 1 Patti Kropp Ward 2 Sandy Reed Ward 3 James Muller Council At-Large Third Ward candidate Sandy Reed gave the following reasons for seeking office. 1. We have a housing issue in our town. Over 70% of the properties are rentals, and most of those landlords don't reside in Gloucester City or nearby. 2. We need to start cleaning up our town. Stop crimes before they happen and prosecute the criminals... Read more →

Gloucester City Shamrock Celebration Friday 3/1/24; Irish Parade Sunday 3/3/24 (VIDEO)

At the 2018 parade, Monsignor Hodge entertained the crowd in front of St. Mary's Church with his version of the Mummers Strut. In the background on the left is Bishop Guilfoyle. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 24, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Shamrock Celebration is Friday evening, March 1, starting at 6 PM. Guest of Honor, parade's Grand Marshall, Rev. Monsignor Bill Hodge, the founder of the event and the former pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Gloucester City. He has since retired from that position. The parade is on Sunday, March 3, starting at 1 PM. ========================== RELATED photos of the 2018... Read more →



updated Cleary's Trial Postponed...Once Again! William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews editor “Are you sure you want to become a reporter? If you are looking for a job that will make you renowned, you have chosen the wrong field." ~George F. Cleary Sr. Gloucester City News & Camden County Record publisher / Editor Emeritus GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2024)—As you know, on October 10, my son and I were charged by the Cold Springs School Resource Officer Brian Green with stealing a child’s bench, which we thought was trash. It had been lying on the asphalt behind the school... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering:

Graffiti Vandals Paint Broadway Building; Twin Bar Repairs Underway

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor CNBNews photo FEBRUARY 10, 2024 Related: Broken Windows WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS? Angad S. Guglani, the owner of the former Coffee Corner property, kept repeating that question as Peyton and I stood there staring at the graffiti sprayed in white paint on his building. Guglaini said he recently spent Angad S. Guglani $30,000 on fixing up the outside of the building, located at the corner of South Broadway and Market Street. He planned to spend another $30,000 on paving the parking lot that adjoined the building. Guglani’s business, Cooper Square Acquisitions,... Read more →

*Peyton and Me:

Mother Nature, Broken Windows, Trump/Biden, Ridgeway Fires, New to Gcity

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2024)(CNBNews)--The other day, we had a hawk perched on the deck railing in our backyard. Based on the information we found on the Bird Feeder Hub website, we believe it is a Red-tailed hawk. The Red-tailed hawks are the most common hawk found on the North American continent, living year-round in almost every state, including New Jersey. Their population increases even more during the winter, when birds that have spent their summer in Canada come down to join the others in the U.S. Red-tailed hawks are most active... Read more →


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 31, 2024)--On January 25, after being notified by a Barnard Street resident of his efforts to have a trash dumpster removed from his neighborhood, CNBNews published photos of the dangerous and unsightly dumpster. The photos (shown below) appeared in our Blog's Cheers and Jeers column and were published on our two Facebook and Twitter pages. On Monday, January 29, the dumpster was removed. CNBNews photos JEER: In early December, a construction crew irresponsibly left a trash bin on wheels in front of 4 Barnard Ave. This careless act has caused... Read more →

CNBNews January 2024 Cheers and Jeers (continue)

COMPILED BY CNBNEWS William E. Cleary Sr. Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 25, 2024) (CNBNews photos)--Since December 4, 2023, a dumpster filled to the brim with trash has been left on Barnard Avenue. Despite residents' efforts to contact the police department, the issue remains unresolved. One resident said, "This is unacceptable! The owner of the building and the city department heads responsible for enforcing housing laws must take immediate action to remove the dumpster and clean up the area. It is their duty to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. We demand that they fulfill this responsibility without... Read more →

The Custodian of Records Redacted Names; WHY?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews A few days ago Clearysnotebook printed a column about the number of out-of-town landlords and the effect these owners and their properties have on the city. There were addresses provided by the city's Custodian of Records. Many of the landlords' names were redacted with a big black line hiding the owners' names. The redaction is amusing if you have any computer skills at all. Property owners, city employees and salaries, city retirees and pension amount, even Postal Service employees are paid with your tax dollars and you have the right to know. CNBNews graphic file*... Read more →

CNBNews January 2024 Cheers and Jeers

COMPILED BY CNBNEWS JEER: Don't look for fewer taxes in New Jersey. You drive from Exit 3 on the NJ Turnpike 5.5 miles to Pennsauken, and you go through eight communities that have their own police departments. They justify their existence by writing moving violation tickets. Most states have consolidated community law enforcement with county police forces, saving huge amounts of money without threatening public safety. Why can't good old New Jersey do this? Politics is the cause. Public unions control our elected officials. Nobody is looking out for your hard-earned tax dollars. Leaving New Jersey! CHEER: To the end... Read more →

Kudos to GCHS Alum Bob "Dece" Dacierno Inducted Into the SJ Baseball Hall of Fame

UPDATED: 1/22/24 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNEWS SPORTS (January 19, 2024)--Robert "Dece" Dacierno Sr., a prominent athlete and a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School's Class of 1963, was inducted into the Hotstovers South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame in November. The organization's 63rd Awards Banquet and 34th South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford. The other inductees are Dan Baker, Darren Ford, Robert “Tookie” Johnson, Ryan Kulik, Bob Seddon, and Sam Tropiano. Robert Dacierno, second from right standing with the other members of this year's South Jersey Baseball Hall... Read more →


Cops Party w/Citizens; GHS Student Needs Help; Empire Sold; 08030 Legal Fees Mount

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Representatives of CC Prosecutors Office and Gcity Police Meet with Residents at Pats Select Pizza photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --On Thursday, January 11, 2024, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and the Gloucester City Police Department collaborated with the community to enjoy some delicious pizza and have a great time together. The event was held at Pat's Select Pizza in Gloucester City. It was an amazing opportunity for residents to hang out with the members of both departments, get to know them better, and build long-lasting relationships. This event was a vital step towards... Read more →

Construction on a Food Waste to RNG Facilities Starting in Linden NJ

SJI and Captona Announce the Construction of one of the Largest Food Waste-to-RNG Facilities in the US FOLSOM, NJ, (CNBNews)--SJI remains committed to investing in projects to advance the clean energy and decarbonization goals of New Jersey and our region. SJI, Captona, and RNG Energy Solutions today announce their partnership to construct one of the largest food waste-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the United States. The Linden Renewable Energy (LRE) Project, based in Linden, NJ will convert organic waste into pipeline-quality RNG that can be used for a variety of applications to displace fossil fuels. First-ever opportunity for Elizabethtown... Read more →

Amazon Consumer Tips: This time of year, we often see a surge in impersonation scams.

Stay safe by learning to identify and avoid them.   In impersonation scams, a scammer reaches out to you pretending to be someone you trust to get sensitive information like social security numbers, bank information, or Amazon account details. Scammers change tactics quickly making them hard to detect. Scam Trend: Email attachment scams Scammers send emails posing as Amazon and include pdf attachments stating that your account will be suspended or on hold. These attachments prompt you to click on a fraudulent link to “update your account.” These links lure you to provide personal information such as payment information or... Read more →

Former Democratic President Bill Clinton Named in Epstein's Court Documents

Clinton named in unsealed Epstein court documents By Sarah Roderick-Fitch | The Center Square Jan 3, 2024 Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s close associate and partner, denied Clinton ever visited Epstein’s private Caribbean Island. Former President Bill Clinton speaks during election campaign rally for Governor Kathy Hochul at BKLYN Studios in New York on November 5, 2022. lev radin | (The Center Square) – Former President Bill Clinton is among several high-profile names identified in nearly 1,000 pages of unsealed court documents stemming from a defamation lawsuit related to Jeffrey Epstein. The documents released out of the Southern District Court of... Read more →

VIDEO: If You Think It Can't Be Done, Think Again

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews “I am only one, But still, I am one. I cannot do everything, But still, I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” by Edwin Osgood Grover ======== courtesy of Fox News Nation It's understandable that people may feel powerless when it comes to changing the members of their city council or school board. However, the residents of a Michigan community were facing high property and school taxes, which left them feeling frustrated and helpless. They decided to take action and... Read more →


Open Letter to the American People from Signatories of this Declaration of Military Accountability

CNBNews Editor’s Note: Over 200 service members and retired veterans signed an open letter seeking accountability over the alleged harm caused by the Department of Defense’s (DOD) implementation of the now-rescinded COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The open letter, published on Jan. 1, is directed to the American people but names specific senior military leaders who the signers claim enabled lawlessness and betrayed the Constitution. Some of the leaders specifically named in the letter include former and current joint chiefs of staff, service academy commandants, service inspectors general, and service surgeon generals, according to the Epoch Times. The signatories state, “In the... Read more →

Daily Quotes from Famous People on CNBNews

CNBNEWS NOTE--In the past few weeks, we have been featuring a daily quote from various people on the banner at the top of our page. These quotes may inspire you or bring a smile to your face. Today, we have shared a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the wife of President Franklin Roosevelt. We have previously posted remarks from Mark Twain, Bruce Lee, Voltaire, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, and Johnny Carson. If you have a quote that you think would be a great addition to our collection, please feel free to share it with us at [email protected]. Read more →

Underage Pot and Alcohol Use Has Risen in New Jersey

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor Dec 18, 2023 Monkey Business Images | (The Center Square) — New Jersey lawmakers are moving to tighten laws around young people who drink alcohol or use cannabis in public. A proposal, which was narrowly approved along party lines by the state Assembly's Judiciary Committee, would repeal a law that bars criminal penalties and parental notification for underage drinkers and pot smokers. If approved, the measure would authorize police to issue $100 fines and summonses to people under 21 who consume alcohol in public, and a written notification to a parent... Read more →

31,323 Unaccompanied Migrant Mexican Children Have Settled Illegally Into NJ

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Dec 19, 2023 Included in the 1000s of illegal immigrants crossing into the USA on a daily basis are unaccompanied Mexican children headed to the State of New Jersey. According to The Center Square, New Jersey received the seventh greatest number of unaccompanied children. (photo courtesy of The Washington Examiner) (The Center Square) – New Jersey received the seventh greatest number of unaccompanied alien children, primarily arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border of 31,323 since fiscal 2015. The greatest numbers have consistently been sent to the most populous states of Texas, California and... Read more →

Student's Test Scores in Gloucester City School District Sink to All Time Low

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews NJSpotlight News announced on December 12, 2023, the results of the 2023 school year standardized testing. This year's results were also compared to last year (2022) and 2019, the last year before COVID. Gloucester City's results were embarrassing. High School - no results reported for 11th grade ELA (English Language Arts) or Math. Of the 160 students who took the Science test, only 10.7% scored passing or proficient in 2023. In 2022, 16.0% scored passing or proficient; in 2019, it was 4.5%. The good news is that about 2.5 times as many of our students scored... Read more →

OPINION: Is A Handicap Imaginary?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist There are two No Parking Handicap signs in front of the CVS Store located on South Broadway. According to CNBNews columnist Dorothy Philbin, a few months ago on Labor Day, a Gloucester City Police SUV was parked in a way that blocked the handicapped parking spots, as well as prevented an elderly man from exiting his car. This image of the site was obtained from Google Street View. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 11, 2023)--On Labor Day, I went to the CVS on South Broadway but couldn't park in either of the two handicapped parking spots.... Read more →

How much is Your Child's Education Worth?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Trace Gallagher, a Fox News anchor, presented a story on December 5, 2023, in which the reporter presented evidence that our (America) students' math scores are now the lowest ever. It has been known for years that our students' English/Reading scores have been declining. Yet, we in New Jersey continue to pay extremely high school taxes. What are we getting for those tax dollars? CNBNews graphic file The state mandates much of the curriculum based on political ideologies. Here's an idea. Let's teach our students to read before we teach them pornography. Senator John Kennedy... Read more →

Several Gloucester City Residents Attacked By A Bleeding Crazy Man

"The man was so strong he broke the handcuffs in half," ~said One Neighbor William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -December 1, 2023--Around 9:30 PM Thursday this reporter was sitting in the back room of our house writing an article about an upcoming trial. The room was quiet, but I heard a muffled sound coming from the direction of nearby North Harley Avenue, which is the street behind us. My best friend, Peyton was lying on the floor in front of me snoring. Suddenly, she jumped up and ran towards our back patio door; undoubtedly, she heard... Read more →

*Comment Restrictions: You Must Provide A Working Email Address/Name Will Be Published comment rules, subject to change. We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name. No further comments will be published with just a first name or with a made up name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name and a working email address. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. We feel that people, who in the past were able to hide behind a computer screen, won’t be so embolden to viciously attack an opposing point of view now that their name is public. This should... Read more →

Missing Person, Taron Parker, age 33 from Bergen Sq.

RELATED CATEGORY MISSING PERSON (Camden City, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing adult from Bergen Square. Taron Parker, 33, has been reported missing from his home on the 600 block of Cherry Street. He is described as a black male, 5’2”, 155 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black and royal blue hoodie and black jeans. He is known to frequent the Walter Rand Transportation Center, the Broadway Corridor and the White Horse Pike corridor. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD... Read more →

CNBNews Editor Faces Trespassing, Theft Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Tuesday, November 21, 2023, I appeared in Gloucester City Municipal Court to answer two trespassing charges for walking around the Cold Springs Elementary School and one theft charge. I took a children's bench that I thought was trash. When I learned that it wasn't trash, I contacted the police, returned the bench to the school, and placed it in the same trash pile from which I got it. At the November 21 hearing, I was given two choices: plead guilty or take the matter to trial. The penalty varies based on the... Read more →

The Federal Government's Plot to Censor Americans' Political Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government have released an interim staff report titled "The Weaponization of 'Disinformation' Pseudo-experts and Bureaucrats: How the Federal Government Partnered with Universities to Censor Americans' Political Speech." The report exposes how the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Global Engagement Center (GEC) of the State Department colluded with Stanford University and other entities to create the Election Integrity Partnership. This partnership was established to censor Americans' speech leading up to the 2020 election. The report further... Read more →

Scam Artist Uses Facebook to Swindle You & I

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (NOVEMBER 12, 2023)(CNBNews)--Last Thursday, I received a Facebook message from Maya Loss, who claimed to work for Facebook. She stated that I was one of the 12 winners of $900,000 and instructed me to contact her immediately for the delivery arrangements. Upon visiting her page, I found her photo alongside a vehicle with a Facebook logo on the driver's side door. It's important to note that I have not participated in any contests or giveaways, and I strongly advise everyone to be cautious of such messages. When I first received her... Read more →

Douglass Mackey Needs Your Help!


On January 26, 2021–six days after Joe Biden was inaugurated– eight FBI and other law DOUGLAS MACKEY enforcement agents showed up at Douglass Mackey’s home and arrested him on felony charges with a ten-year maximum sentence. His crime: posting a Twitter meme which mocked Hillary Clinton supporters he posted almost five years earlier. Mackey had run the pro-Trump twitter account @RickyVaughn99. The government claimed his satirical posts joking about “texting to vote” constituted a conspiracy on "social media to spread disinformation relevant to the impending 2016 Presidential Election." Specifically, the government was concerned that "disinformation spread by these individuals often... Read more →

Peyton and Me: Visiting Mount Ephraim, Westville and Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ --The Black Horse Tavern at 13 Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, owned by Bobby Ray Harris, is now open to the public. In 2019, Harris acquired the former Guiseppi's Restaurant. From late 2019, when he purchased it, up until this year, he has faced several challenges that have hindered him from opening the tavern. One of the challenges Harris faced was the deteriorating condition of the building that housed the old restaurant, built back in 1922. The situation was so bad that Harris had to demolish the building and rebuild it... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 14, 2023)--The photo of the bench was taken on October 7, 2023, in the dumpster area behind the Cold Springs school complex. We first noticed it several weeks prior. Around the same time, and over the next few weekends, we saw lying on the asphalt 10-foot tables, several student desks, two metal bookcases, a small file cabinet, and office chairs. The only time we walk in that area is on weekends. We do this to check out the trash dumpsters, as we are curious about what the custodians are throwing away. There have been times that... Read more →

CASE SOLVED: A "Dumpster Diver" is the Culprit...UPDATED

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 11, 2023)--The photo of the bench was taken on October 7, 2023, in the dumpster area behind the Cold Springs school complex. We first noticed it several weeks prior. Around the same time, and over the next few weekends, we saw lying on the asphalt 10-foot tables, several student desks, two metal bookcases, a small file cabinet, and office chairs. The only time we walk in that area is on weekends. We do this to check out the trash dumpsters, as we are curious about what the custodians are throwing away. There have been times that... Read more →

Our Best Friends: Trooper, Sheba, Misty, Bear, Nikki, Lacey, and Erica...Gone Too Soon...

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS and information William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Lacey is on the left, and Erica is on the right. Friends from the first day they met. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (First published July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--We have been very fortunate to own many excellent Labrador retrievers over 60 years of marriage. Three of our eight Labdores were therapy dogs. Today, Peyton holds down that title. Before her, the two pictured, Lacey and Erica, performed those duties. Seeing the faces of senior citizens and hospital patients brighten when we walk into their room with our dog is... Read more →

A Visit with Mom and Dad Leads to Unusual Encounter with a Rarely Seen Animal

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill (October 1, 2023) photo credit CNBNews CHERRY HILL, NJ (October 5, 2023)(CNBNews)--Last Sunday morning, around 10:30 A.M., I met up with my parents at Calvary for coffee and cinnamon buns. I came from nearby Wegmens, so my coffee was nice and hot. We chatted for a while. Like many other times I have visited my parents and my grandparents, who are nearby, I end up doing most of the talking. While we were enjoying the nice weather, I noticed something moving out of the corner of my eye. Because of... Read more →


UPDATED: CHEER --To Alex Tedesco for arranging the Community Clean Up/Schreader event Day. JEER - To Gloucester City mayor and council for not publicly acknowledging 9/11, now called Patriots Day. CHEER—Happy 175 th Anniversary to St. Mary’s RC Church, Gloucester Cty. This past Sunday the parish pecial Mass on Sunday, September 17th and Joe Rafferty’s homily featuring many of the major players that played an important part in the growth and longevity of St. Mary’s. JEER- Can anyone explain why Gloucester City property taxes increased by more than a $1,000. Is it asking to much for our mayor or a... Read more →