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Rental Properties in Gloucester City Out-Number Homeowners

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS AND NEW NUMBERS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(September 21, 2022)--Twelve years ago, we looked at the housing market in the City of Gloucester City. Former Mayor William James and the council were worried as blight was absorbing sections of the city. They were concerned too about the number of homes converted into apartments. CNBNews graphic file The numbers today reveal that rental properties have increased from 1946 to 2,987 in 2022; or 1,041 more, according to records acquired in an OPRA request by CNBNews. When you compare the number of rentals to... Read more →


CNBNews Comment Rules: No More Unsigned Remarks

CNBNews Comment Rules: No More Unsigned Remarks We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, street address, phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we request is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your name. If a person is a regular contributor and only wants to use their first or last name with their comment we will allow that as... Read more →


Apartment Builder Meeting with Planning Bd.; Southport Developer Meeting With GCity Mayor and Council

William E. Cleary Sr.| CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(September 13, 2022)--Throughout the next several weeks, officials in Gloucester City will meet with several builders. One wishes to develop the former Gloucester Catholic Boys building into apartments. Developer number two is interested in the Southport acreage that is, for the most part, has been nothing but a barren plot of ground for over 30 plus years. RELATED: WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH THE RAMS ANNEX? PHILLY DEVELOPER SEES GREAT POTENTIAL FOR GLOUCESTER CITY CNBNewsnet photo credit The historic Saint Mary's High School, aka the Gloucester Catholic Boys Annex, Monmouth, and Burlington... Read more →


COST TO TAXPAYERS $2,743,200

Gloucester City Council Buying Fire Truck, SUV's, Fire Equipment, Public Works Items, Etc.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 24, 2022)-(CNBNewsnet)--Thursday night, August 25, Gloucester City Mayor and Council will CNBNews graphic file introduce two bond ordinances on first reading. The two bond ordinances total $2,743,200. The regularly scheduled meeting is held at the Police Administration building, 313 Monmouth Street, at 7:00 PM. Some of the funds in the first bond ordinance (#19) is going towards buying a $240,000 fire ladder truck, $144,000 for sports utility vehicles, $720,000 for repaving streets, $160,000 for repairs to the municipal building, and $96,000 for equipment for the Public Works Department. A complete breakdown is below. Much of the... Read more →


Is Amtrak Being Use for Illegal Immigrants to Cross Border

CNBNews graphic file By Casey Harper | The Center Square Aug 17, 2022 (The Center Square) – Lawmakers sent a letter to Amtrak Wednesday requesting a briefing as well as all documents related to how taxpayer subsidized Amtrak may be used to transfer illegal immigrants across the border. The Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee signed the letter, led by railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark. “Due to the dysfunctional border policies of the Biden Administration, the United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) recorded an unprecedented number of border encounters in... Read more →


ProPublica Report: A Uranium Ghost Town in the Making

by Mark Olalde and Maya Miller, video by Mauricio Rodríguez Pons and Ed Ou, photography by Ed Ou ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The “death map” tells the story of decades of sickness in the small northwest New Mexico communities of Murray Acres and Broadview Acres. Turquoise arrows point to homes where residents had thyroid disease, dark blue arrows mark breast cancer cases, and yellow arrows mean cancer claimed a life. Neighbors built the map a decade ago after watching relatives and... Read more →


CNB Tips and Snippets: A Happy Ending; Repairs to HS Athletic Field; Swarthmore Avenue Dirty & Dusty

(August 16, 2022) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --A HAPPY ENDING—Our “Peyton and Me Meandering" article resulted in the removal of the garbage lying in front of 109 Elm Street within five hours after our story was published. Nearby residents said despite numerous calls to officials; trash was lying at that location for nearly a month. The same article was responsible for removing a derelict car (photo right). That car had become a safety hazard to the children living in the neighborhood. According to the people we spoke to, the car was reported to the police... Read more →


Although Fined Many Times Landlord Kenneth Wallace Keeps Violating Gloucester City Housing Laws

Updated/corrected Neighbors said the property became a haven for squatters and drug dealers William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet For several years the Merchantville owner of 23 North Harley Avenue has been issued numerous citations for violations of the Gloucester City Housing and Maintenance Code. (photo credit CNBNewsnet) CORRECTION: It has been brought to our attention (today, August 15) that Merrith McDonald paid landlord Kenneth Wallace several thousand dollars in rent for the time that she was living at 23 N. Harley Ave. She was not involved in any sales of illegal drugs. And, she was not affiliated in any... Read more →


The Cost of Policing in Erie PA has Skyrocketed

In Erie one in Four Residents Live in Poverty, the Top Erie Police Officer Made $159,000 Plus in 2021 By Tom Gantert | The Center Square Aug 1, 2022 Erie PA, image courtesy of The World Atlas (The Center Square) - In a city where the median household income is $38,655 and 1-in-4 residents live in poverty, the top-paid police officer in Pennsylvania's fifth-largest city made more than $159,000 in 2021. And it wasn't the chief. The city of Erie, population 94,831 in the 2020 census, is engrossed in citywide debate about the cost of law enforcement. Police spending is... Read more →


Pedestrian Walking on Thompson Avenue in Gloucester City Attacked by Ferocious Dog (video)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet On the left are two American Pitbulls, and on the right is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. When it comes to appearance, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (or American Staffordshire Terrier) is the dog breed that most closely resembles a pitbull. They are the most common dog to be mistaken for pitbull because they have a similar body and head shape and a large neck. (source https://dogfoodcare.com/) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Sunday, August 7, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-This past Friday, our neighbor told us a horrific story about a woman being attacked earlier that day in the morning. The neighbor... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

Cumberland Street Residents Upset with New York Landlord and Abandon Cars on City Owned Lot

CHAPTER 21 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet CNBNews photo-Residents living in the 200 unit block of Cumberland Street say they have complained to police and to the housing office about this pile of rubbish for weeks. The property is owned by a person living in New York City. One resident said she has seen rats roaming through the debris. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 1, 2022)--Peyton and Me were walking along King Street today when a man stopped us to chat. We will call him Oscar as he didn't want to use his real name. "I live nearby in the... Read more →


CNBNEWS Editorial:

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO GLOUCESTER CITY?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet This past Sunday, (July 31) driving north on Broadway we stopped for the traffic light at Broadway and Market Street and noticed right away the pile of loosely thrown litter laying on the sidewalk up against the old Twin Bar building. The city owned trash receptacle was overflowing with debris. CNBNewsnet photo We wondered to ourselves what type of person throws away their trash in this manner? And, why is Gloucester City attracting these inconsiderate people to our community? A few yards north there was used furniture dumped (see arrow above) at the curb... 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 →


CNBNews OPINION: Why Should Gloucester City Taxpayers Have to Complain About an Obvious Safety Issue?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 20, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Since Gloucester City residents are paying some of the highest property taxes in New Jersey; you would think those residents would at least have working street lights. But that is not the case in this small city of two and half square miles. We received several complaints recently about street lights being out on side streets and major highways in the City. The people say they have reached out to Department Heads and received no satisfaction. They have also called PSE&G. Below are two of the complaints. Two street... Read more →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets:

Gloucester City & Bellmawr CITED; Good News; Big Change at Moorestown Mall; Nudity in NJ; CNBNews Opinion

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY and BELLMAWR AMONG 57 VIOLATING LAW--The NJ Office of the State Comptroller released a report last week regarding some municipalities' illegal use of sick leave. The Comptroller’s report stated that 95% of the 60 towns it surveyed were not following laws limiting sick leave payments. According to NJ1015.com the Comptroller said these communities were wasting taxpayer funds which add to higher property tax bills. Only three of those 60 complied with the 2007/2010 law. Many towns allow public workers to convert unused sick days into yearly bonuses. Some promised to make extensive... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Commissioner Answers Questions Pertaining to Alleged Turmoil in Fire Department

UPDATED/CORRECTED Mount Ephraim Fire Headquarters (source Facebook) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (July 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--We recently received an unsigned comment about the Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department. The individual alleged that one of the officers of the department was not qualified for several reasons not specified. Furthermore, the person implied that the fire department was being investigated by the NJ Department of Community Affairs. CNBNews also heard a rumor that several firemen were quitting because of the allegations made above. As such the department did not have enough volunteers to staff the department. To clear up... Read more →


VIDEO:

Fond Memories Of Our 8 Labrador Retrievers, Gone To Soon

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS AND INFORMATION William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Erica (left) and Lacey were friends from the first day they met. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--We have been very fortunate to own so many wonderful Labrador retrievers over our 58 years of marriage. Three of our Labs were therapy dogs, Lacey, and Erica, both deceased, and now Peyton. Seeing the face of a senior citizen and or a patient in a hospital brighten when we walk into their room with our dog is very rewarding. One of the places we visited with Lacey was... Read more →


CNBNewsnet COMMENT RULES

We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, your street address, your phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we are requesting is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. And, if a lawsuit is filed against CNBNews (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net) because of your comment we need to be able to reach you. In summary, all comments published must be... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie (Part 2)

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor CNBNews graphic files RELATED: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--I recently used the US News' evaluation of the nation's high schools to see if I could prove or disprove Newsweek's conclusion that Gloucester City High School (state ranking 183) is the second-best high school in the county. I came up with similar, but not identical, results. Here I found - US News' scoring was calculated primarily on subjective, liberal criteria.: 30% College readiness 20% State assessment proficiency 20% State Assessment compared with other US News... Read more →


WASHINGTON POLITICS: The Greatest White Collar Purveyors of the Biggest Crime in History ARE...

submitted by Chalie The Clip A Charitable Foundation Folds! Have you wondered why the Clinton Foundation folded so suddenly after Hillary was no longer in a position of influence? Perhaps this summary will provide some insight. From their 2014 990 Tax Form: They list 486 employees (line 5)! It took 486 people who were paid $34.8 million and $91.3 million in fees and expenses to give away $5.1 MILLION. The real heart of the Clintons can be seen in these numbers. Staggering but not surprising. These figures are from an official copy of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation... Read more →


WATCH: Young Man Explains Why Our Country Has The Second Amendment (Outstanding!)

Amendment II A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Read more →


CNBNews OPINION:

What Can Be Done About Gloucester City's Trash Problem?

Gloucester City recently erected new swings at the Martins Lake Playground and the Lane Avenue Playground. Days after the project was finished at Martins Lake some inconsiderate slobs felt it was okay to throw their discarded orange peels and water bottles on the newly constructed site. Just a few feet from the new swings was a trash receptacle. By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 20, 2022)--For whatever reason, there are sections of Gloucester City that are being used as dumping grounds by people who have no respect for the environment or the community that you... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story:

What's Happening with Student Loans?

If you spread the $360 billion over the 143.3 million taxpayers, each of us owes $2,727 for someone else's debt.* Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor There has been a lot of talk recently about student loan forgiveness; so, what is going on? The answer is "I don't know." The next question is why is all this happening? I have an idea about that. President Biden wants to forgive $360 billion in student loans. But he is not the one to do this. A loan can only be forgiven by the person who made the loan - that would be the... Read more →


CNBNewsnet COMMENT RULES

We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full COMMENT RULES name, your street address, your phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we are requesting is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. And, if a lawsuit is filed against CNBNews (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net) because of your comment we need to be able to reach you. In summary, all comments published... Read more →


Gloucester City Residents Have A New Trash Hauler; Housing Office Inspects 566 Properties in March

William E. Cleary Sr. l CNBNews Seaside Waste Service is the City's new trash hauler (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The city received two bids for the collection of trash and recyclables. Seaside Waste Service of Hammonton, which submitted the low bid of $1,748,601 for three years was awarded the contract. The other bid of $1,796,222 was received from Central Jersey Waste and Recyclables. Dumping fees are approximately $81 a ton. In 2021 the city paid $478,604 in dumping fees and in 2020 the total was $453,228. Seaside Waste Service will be picking up both trash and recyclable... Read more →


70-Plus Year Old Man dies During Open Water Classic competition of the Escape the Cape

CNBNewsnet graphic files LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ –The Lower Township Police Department released the following information pertaining to the death of an elderly man during the Open Water Classic Competion on Sunday. On Sunday, June 12, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 70 plus year old male from Wilmington, Delaware participating in the Triathlon became in need of medical attention. The athlete had nearly completed this classic race portion of the Escape the Cape Triathlon when he was spotted in distress by lifeguards near the swim finish. The man was taken from the water to the beach in Lower Township near David... Read more →


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Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet comment rules, subject to change. We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, your street address, your phone number and a working email Fictional Soprano Mob Figure Joey Peeps address. Only your name will be published. The information we are requesting is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. And, if a lawsuit is filed against CNBNews (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net) because of your comment we need to... Read more →


The Political Elite Is Going After Trump's Jugular Vein

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2022)--For the entire four-year term of Trump's presidency, the Democrats and some Republicans never stopped slandering him or his family. Their numerous impeachments all failed. Although Trump has been out of office for 18 plus months the Political Elite are not through with him. Their latest scheme is to put him on trial during prime time television. Tonight's televised hearing by the Congressional House Select Democratic Committee is just one of a series of televised performances that will be presented by the committee leading up to the November midterm election... Read more →


*Comment Restrictions: You Must Provide A Working Email Address/Name Will Be Published

Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet 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 →


NJ Will Spend $21.4M to Reduce Litter; But If The Public and City Governments Don't Do Their Part...

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 31, 2022)--The DEP is increasing the Local Government Clean Communities Grants by $700,000 over prior years. But, as these current photos show taken in Gloucester City, all the money in the world will not do a thing if the residents and local government don't do their part in keeping the city free of the trash. People are still using the field across from the Cold Springs School, Gloucester City to dump their trash. Likewise, Water Street, (below) also in Gloucester City, has become a favorite site for people to dump concrete and other building materials. At... Read more →


Families Can't Feed Their Babies Because of Formula Shortage, But Illegals Have No Problem Getting It

SEE VIDEO BELOW UNITED STATES BORDER, TEXAS (CNBNews)-- Republican Congresswoman Kat Cammack, of Florida, announced Wednesday night that pallets of baby formula are being sent to illegal immigrants being housed at facilities at the border amid a shortage that has seen many parents unable to find it at their local store. NATIONAL Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., said in a video posted to Facebook Wednesday. "Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula." Residents in Florida are not the only people having a problem with finding the formula, the shortage exists across the United States. According to... Read more →


VIDEO: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews EDITOR'S NOTE: We first published this article in 2008. Because it is such a great story we bring it out from our archives each year on Mother's Day to share with you again. The author is unknown. I was looking for a photo to use with it and I thought why not use a picture of our mother, Mazie (Tucker) Cleary who passed away in 1995. The first photo of her was taken a few years before she died from complications of Alzheimer and the second is a much earlier photo of her. As... Read more →


Woman Drives Vehicle Off of Freedom Pier into Delaware River; Police, EMT, Firemen Respond to the Scene in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -Rescue personnel search the vehicle to see if anyone else was inside of it. The driver, a woman drove her vehicle off of Freedom Pier, King and Cumberland Sts., Gloucester City. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. At this time her condition is not known. Also not known is how the accident happened. (Image courtesy of https://6abc.com ) The driver of the vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the iron fence before her vehicle fell into the Delaware River. A concrete barrier has been placed where the fence was broken. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER... Read more →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets: Burkhardt Breaks Dad's Record; Brooklawn GOPuff; Leaving NJ; New ShopRite; Bird Flu

Updated/Corrected William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GHS 400-MEET RECORD BROKEN--Steven Burkhardt, (inset) a senior at Gloucester High School, a star student- athlete at the school broke the outdoor track program’s 400-meet record during the Fast-Times meet at Cherokee High recently. That two decade plus record was held by his father .According to Sun Papers, Burkhardt has already cemented his own Lions’ legacy, following a historic 2021-’22 football season in which he led the state with 33 rushing touchdowns while racking up 2,034 rushing yards, good for the second most in the state. Those touchdowns tied the single-season school record,... Read more →


Gloucester City Republican Candidates Take Issue with the Sudden Change of the City's Trash Ordinance by the Democrats

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 26, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Republican council candidates released the following statement today regarding an amendment to an existing ordinance (Chapter 66, Property Maintenance, Article II)specifically the storage and handling of trash to be introduced on first reading at the Thursday, April 28 council meeting. Dear Citizens of Gloucester City, The first screen shot is an ordinance being discussed at this Thursday’s Gloucester City Council meeting. The second screen shot is a portion of the Gloucester City Republican ”first 100 days” released about TWO months ago; so this proposed ordinance is a start. The GOP slate and... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Savannah, Ga.

CHAPTER 19 (All Good Things Must Come To An End) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNewsnet photos The newest addition to Lawton Stables is Woody. The four-year-old Clydesdale was generously donated by the owners of Woody’s Sunglass Shop in the Shelter Cove Towne Centre. According to Lawton Stables, he is settling in very well to island life, and already has a routine of meeting visitors, such as the young lady above, at the fence to get lots of pets and pose for pictures. Related: Harley The Popular Clydesdale at Lawton Stables Succumbs to Colic/Lipoma ##### ON THE ROAD AGAIN--Peyton... Read more →


Video: Democrats Flock to Obama, while Biden Stands Alone; Some Countries Call the U.S. President Weak

WHO IS REALLY RUNNING THE COUNTRY? (CNBNewsnet)(April 6, 2022)--Former President Obama overshadowed Biden at the Affordable Care Act event held this week on Tuesday at the White House. Countries around the world are watching Biden, calling him weak. Watch the Australian News Kenny Report video below... The commentator states, (paraphrase) "We were just talking about what difficult time this is in global affairs which is why it is so troubling to have such feeble leadership presently in the United States". Another commentator, Liz Storer says she can't believe that at the Tuesday White House event, "There was no staff following... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: FOUND MONEY

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-(March 29, 2022)--It looks as though we're in for another municipal (city) tax increase. Are we shocked? I doubt it. I found something, actually several somethings, that should shock every taxpayer, though. I'm finishing work on my cousin's estate and before closing it I thought I would check the state database for unclaimed property. The good news is I found $68 I didn't know I had and $2,100 I didn't know my cousin had and then...I looked into Gloucester City. Here is where we might be shocked and angry. Why are our politicians... Read more →


Gloucester City Mayor/Council to vote on New Business Tax, New Title for Tax Job, Property Tax Increase, More Stop Signs

Gloucester City Police Administration building 313 Monmouth Street. Image provided by Google street view GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 23, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City mayor and council will meet, Thursday, March 24, at 7 PM in council chambers at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street. A number of ordinances are up for second reading and final adoption including Ordinance #O 02-2022 titled Creating a Mercantile License Process. This new law is basically another tax on local businesses requiring the owners to fill out more paperwork and pay a $50 fee every two years. The penalty for non-compliance is a fine not exceeding... Read more →


CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets:

$8M for Kings Hwy.; Westville Pond; Sea Isle Upscale Hotel; Cut Gas Tax; 1000s of NJ Prisoners Freed; Hunter's Laptop

CNBNewsnet RECONSTRUCTION OF KINGS HWY IN AUDUBON, HADDON HTS., MT. EPHRAIM--The Camden County Highway Department has announced an $8 million improvement and redesign project to commence on Kings Highway from Market Street to Hopkins Road in the boroughs of Audubon, Haddon Heights, and Mt. Ephraim. The goal of the project is to provide pavement rehabilitation and upgrade existing curb ramps to meet ADA requirements along with the rehabilitation of existing storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure. The total scope of the work will encompass about 2.42 miles of roadway including 39 intersections and more than 99 curb ramps. “Each element of... Read more →


CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

KUDOS Shane; Home Prices Up in Poor Cities; Cops Disciplined; Rising GCHS Star; Study of Paulsboro Citizens

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Harvard freshman Shane Washart, right, accepts congratulations after one of his two victories at the Ivy League Championship at Princeton held in February. The St. Augustine Prep alum helped Harvard win their fifth straight Ivy title. (photo courtesy of The Ivy League) ##### WAY TO GO SHANE!!!-- Shane Washart, a Harvard University freshman, and a member of the University’s Swim Team won two distance races for the Crimson in a recent meet at Princeton. Washart won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 8 minutes, 52.09 seconds, and the 1,650 freestyle in 14:47.51. Eighteen-year-old Shane and his... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

The Twin Coming Down? Junk Vehicles; Kudos to Chickie; Flag Disrespect! Geese & Irish Parade; Bill's BACK!

CHAPTER 18 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IS ANOTHER GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORICAL BUILDING COMING DOWN?--Thursday, February 24, we talked with a contractor who was clearing out items from the Twin Bar, Broadway, and Market Street. Asked if the building was being demolished he said that he didn't know. That he was hired to empty the property. He apologized for blocking the sidewalk. Earlier in the month, we noticed a sign on the building stating the property was unfit/unsafe for habitat. The Twin Bar, the alleged home of Rock and Roll has been sitting empty for nearly a decade. Several... Read more →


An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Why Am I Trashing GHS?

updated Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)In the past weeks I have been bringing attention to the deficiencies of our school system. Most of the comments have been along the lines of surprise and in some cases, shock. I only got one negative comment and that was from a former GHS teacher. "Why are you trashing Gloucester? STOP IT!" How about "No as an answer?" Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files My goal is not to trash Gloucester City and the school district. Everything I have published has come from either the state's website or Gloucester City's School District's... Read more →


Six More Stop Streets Coming to Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Gloucester City Municipal Building, Broadway and Monmouth Street, Christmas December 25, 2021 (photo credit CNBNews) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 17, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council will discuss an ordinance at tonight’s (Thursday, Feb. 17) caucus meeting that will add even more stops streets to the long list that is already on the books. The ordinance is scheduled to be introduced on the first reading at the February 24 council meeting, with the second reading and public hearing on March 24. The meeting is being held in Council Chambers, 313 Monmouth Street, starting at... Read more →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets: Gloucester City Police At the Top; Lady Cop Wins Mega Lawsuit; Going Once, Sold!

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 13, 2021)(CNBNews)--Our Tips and Snippets column this week takes a peek at how much New Jersey police officers make across the state. The information was obtained from NJ.com who did an in-depth series on that topic. You may be surprised to learn that Gloucester City Police Officers make the most money out of 37 communities in the county of Camden County. Looking to see if the "Holy City" is a safe place to live a Google search revealed that based on FBI crime data, *Gloucester City is not one of... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Scholastic Aptitude Test Known As SAT (Part four)

(The last of a four-part CNBNews series Dumbing Down of American Education) The final aspect of American education that we will study is the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Dorothy Philbin | Exclusive for CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (FEBRUARY 9, 2022)(CNBNEWSnet)--These tests, also known as College Boards, have been in existence for 96 years, since 1926. They are standardized tests traditionally used by colleges and taken by about 1.5 million students.* Some colleges are starting to rely less on SAT scores and more on the student's progress in school and out-of-school activities. Students now have the option of sending the scores to... Read more →


CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

Brooklawn Rumor, Baile's Good News, Cars Collide, Road Rage, MERIDIA, Toxic Water, Opinion, A New Dog

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Looking back over the past week the immediate area of South Jersey was a hotbed of news. Some of those topics we are reporting on below include: A rumor about a halfway house coming to Brooklawn Mayor Baile's Good News A road rage incident that ended in a death of a driver A two-car accident stopping train traffic at the Railroad and Essex Street MERIDIA ON THE PIER POLITICO'S story on your toxic drinking water Our Opinion Plus the Make A Wish Foundation... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY ...(X)

Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two

(The SECOND of a four-part CNBNEWS series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin I CNBNews Contributor THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (VIX) ...Dumbing Down Education Part I A friend of mine has a grandson who will graduate from high school in June. No big thing? The grandson is graduating with a high school diploma plus an Associate's Degree. By taking advanced placement courses this student was able to polish off two years of college while in high school. Should students be able to do this? Are they learning as much by taking AP courses online as they would in a... Read more →


The Dreaded Covid-19/Omicron Virus Strikes Home

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Last Sunday evening I developed a sore throat. I didn’t give it much thought; after all a sore throat for anyone living in what is known to some as "cancer alley" is a normal ailment for most residents in this location. But, early Monday morning around 3 AM, I awaken with a dry cough and I was sweating profusely. My temperature was 99.5 degrees, I was nauseous, and had a pounding headache. Like a good soldier, I had followed the government’s instructions and gotten my two Pfizer inoculations and the booster shot. Because of... Read more →


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Dumbing Down Education-Part I

Related:THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (X) Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two images courtesy of unsplash.com DOROTHY PHILBIN l CNBNews CONTRIBUTOR There has been a lot of controversies this week about two educational issues. The first issue is the banning of books in public schools and the second is the revelation of the terrible reading levels in the Baltimore School District. First things first. Why are so many books being considered for banishment? That answer goes back to virtual learning as a result of COVID. Parents were watching teachers teach and they could sit in on the lessons. Many of the gray... Read more →