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Atilis Gym Owner Calls Murphy A Slime Ball; Releases Video Statement on Legal Case Status

BELLMAWR, NJ (May 23, 2020)--Ian Smith, co-owner of The Atilis Gym, Ian Smith Bellmawr released a video statement (see below) regarding their legal battle with the State of New Jersey. During the video Smith calls Murphy a "slime ball". Yesterday, Friday, the state of New Jersey filed documents to shut the gym down. A judge granted the request. The attorney for the gym owners will be filing a federal case against Gov. Murphy on Tuesday, May 26 claiming they have been robbed of due process... Read more →

47 Employees of Thermoseal® Industries LLC, Gloucester City to be Laid Off June 30

Thermoseal shipping department 600 Jersey Avenue at 5th Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) (Gloucester City, NJ)(May 11, 2020)—Senneca Holdings, Fifth Street, and Jersey Avenue, the parent company of Thermoseal® Industries LLC have filed a notice with the State of New Jersey that it will layoff 47 employees at its Gloucester City plant effected June 30. Senneca Holdings Corporate Office located on 5th Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) Established in 1956, Thermoseal manufactures and sells doors and insulating glass units used as part of the display,... Read more →

Cars and a Home Struck by Bullets in Riverview Hts. Section of Gloucester City; Police Investigating

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(April 30, 2020)--CNBNews received a tip this evening from a Gloucester City resident who asked about a car being hit by bullets on Thursday morning (April 30, 2020) in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police said, "On Thursday, April 30 at 10:21 AM police were dispatched to the 900 Block of Powell Street for a vandalism report. Upon arrival, it was determined that two vehicles parked... Read more →

EMS, Police/Fire Depts. salute Frontline Heroes with Parade at Jefferson Washington Twp. Hospital

Washington Township, NJ, April 28, 2020 - Members from EMS, Police and Fire departments from across South Jersey drove through the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus on April 27 to thank their fellow frontline heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. The 15-minute parade, featuring hundreds of vehicles from dozens of area municipalities, began at Washington Township High School on Hurffville Cross-Keys Road, and traveled through the Jefferson campus — including past the seven-floor Silvestri patient tower currently under construction. Here, an employee of Jefferson Washington Township... Read more →

Woodbury Hospital To Reopen to Help with COVID-19 Surge

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. LILO H. STAINTON | MARCH 19, 2020 | HEALTH CARE There are growing concerns about NJ health care system’s capacity to handle a flood of COVID-19 cases; officials race to expand bed numbers New Jersey health officials plan to expand hospital capacity by nearly 800 beds in the coming weeks to help prepare for a... Read more →

Gloucester City Announces Plans to Develop a Section of the Broadway Corridor

"I want to emphasize we have no intention of claiming homes/residences that are presently owner-occupied." ~ Dan Spencer, Gloucester City Mayor William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 6, 2020)--The City of Gloucester City mailed out a notice yesterday, (Thursday) to 172 residents and business owners about plans to spruce up properties along a section of the Broadway corridor. The area under consideration for redevelopment includes North Broadway from Carrs Hardware at Broadway and Paul Street south to Broadway and Market Street,... Read more →

James Lipton, Founder of Inside the Actors Studio, Passes at 93

By Raymond Rolak CNBNews Entertainment Editor NEW YORK, NY (March 5, 2020)----James Lipton, native Detroiter and founder of Inside the Actors Studio has died at 93. Lipton died at his home in Manhattan from bladder cancer. His wife, Kedakai Mercedes-Lipton said in a written statement, “His work was his passion, he loved what he did and all the people he worked with. He empowered people to do their best, and hopefully, his spirit, curiosity, and passion will live on.” Lipton became world-famous for developing the... Read more →

Armed Kidnappers Force Man to Withdraw Funds from Bank Account, Arrested in Pennsauken

Camden City N.J. – Three people have been charged in connection with kidnapping a man and driving him to three banks to withdraw money March 2, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Pennsauken Police Chief John Nettleton and Belmar Police Chief Tina Scott. Vaughn Caul, 42, of Pine Hill, Dwayne Graham, 53, of Philadelphia and Jessica O’Donnell, 25, of Woodbury have all been charged with the following: One count of first-degree Robbery One count of first-degree... Read more →

Brooklawn School Property 4-Sale; What's Up At Paulsboro Marine Terminal? ; Johnny Hockey & Buddy Robinson; New Freeholder; Strike A Pose

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net FOR SALE! BROOKLAWN CHURCH PROPERTY—The former St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, 401 Community Drive, Brooklawn which was purchased by the Brooklawn Board of Education for $720,000 in 2014 is up for sale. The asking price is $785,000. The Board had planned on using the buildings for classrooms and administrative offices but the development never materialized. Gloucestercitynews.net file photo The property, which is adjacent to the Alice Costello Grammar School, is situated on 2 acres with frontage on U.S. Route... Read more →


Funds to be used to replace water, sewer lines along Sussex Avenue GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – The City of Gloucester was recently awarded $400,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to be used to replace the water and combined sewer lines along Sussex Avenue between Market Street and Cumberland Street, announced Mayor Daniel Spencer today. “We are appreciative of the DCA’s award and very pleased that our application was so favorably received,” said Spencer. According to Spencer, replacing the water and sewer... Read more →

New Jersey Carpenters Union Adds Puerto Rico as Home to Newest Local

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Charters Newest Local in Puerto Rico (Philadelphia, PA) The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters announced that it has charted a new Local to represent workers in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The charter for Local 787 was officially ratified on January 10th, 2020. “The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is excited to take the next steps in helping to rebuild the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and organize the local workforce,” said Executive Secretary-Treasurer William... Read more →

Freeholder Cappelli and The State Of The County

The statement below is by Camden County Freeholder Director Cappelli (photo) in regard to the annual state of the county address for 2020. “Good afternoon everyone and thank you for being here. I want to start off by saying that as we enter our 176th year, the state of the county is strong. Thanks to our dedicated and caring residents, the resiliency of our communities, and expanding economic opportunity for all, we enter this new year with limitless possibilities ahead. For the past 12 months... Read more →

Video: How Did Political Boss George Norcross Acquire Waterfront Land in Camden City at Such Low Prices?

The tower, located on the Camden City waterfront, is owned by George Norcross and two other partners who received a $245 million tax break (image courtesy of David L. Lewis/WNYC) CNBNews.net CAMDEN CITY, NJ (December 26, 2019)--NJTV NEWS interviewed a reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer who wrote an investigating article about South Jersey Political Boss George Norcross and his quest to buy up properties along the Camden City waterfront. How did George Norcross obtain acres of land along this prime section of waterfront at prices... Read more →

Public is Concerned About Shipping Liquid Gas to Gibbstown

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net GIBBSTOWN, NJ (December 16, 2019))--The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) approved a Special Permit to Energy Transfer Solutions LLC, of Florida to transport liquefied natural gas (methane, refrigerated liquid) by rail tank car to a facility, yet to be built, in Gibbstown. This material is currently not authorized for transportation by rail tank car although materials with similar properties are authorized for transportation, according to the NJ Sierra Club. The PHMSA is a United States Department of... Read more →

Rams Head Baseball Coach Announces Resignation; Cites Business Promotion for the Decision

UPDATED: Tussey posted the following statement regarding his resignation on his Twitter page; "This is one of the toughest decisions I have had to make, but today (Nov 15, 2019) I have officially stepped down as Head Coach of Gloucester Catholic. having the opportunity to run the top baseball program in the history of New Jersey baseball has been a true honor. I unfortunately am unable to dedicate the time needed to run the program at the level it deserves. To Mr. Murphy, Mr. Beckett... Read more →

Collingswood Resident Shot and Killed

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (Nov. 18, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey reported a homicide that occurred in Collingswood on November 17, 2019. Gloucester City News blog files The Collingswood Police Department responded to reports of a man who appeared to be injured on the 500 block of North Newton Lake Drive in Collingswood at approximately 10:20 p.m. Officers located the victim, Jose Morel, 26, of Collingswood, inside of an apartment building lobby suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Jose Morel... Read more →

20-Year-Old Burlington City Man Shot and Killed

BURLINGTON CITY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 20-year-old city man was fatally shot this morning outside of a house in the 300 block of York Street. Kion Edwards was pronounced dead at Virtua Willingboro Hospital following the 10:45 a.m. shooting in the city’s Historic Yorkshire neighborhood. No arrests have been made. The case is being investigated by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Burlington Police Department. Anyone with... Read more →

Man Dies from Drug Overdose; Body Found on Lane Ave.

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 2, 2019)--A man died from an apparent overdose near the intersection of Lane Avenue and Little Hunter Street around noon time today. According to a witness at the scene an employee from the Camden County Coroner's office was in the process of covering the body laying on the ground when he was walking by. The Gloucester City police confirmed the individual died from an overdose. Lt. Steve Burkhardt said the name of the individual is... Read more →


UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet We visited a friend in a nursing home last week. She has Alzheimers Disease. Posted on the home's bulletin board was this poem about the terrible illness. Our mother suffered with Alzheimer's for five years. We were able to keep her and my dad, who was sick with Parkinson's, at home over that period of time which started in 1988-89. My father George died in 1994 at the age of 81 and my Mazie E. Cleary mother Mazie... Read more →

ProPublica Report: Newark Beth Israel Kept Patient Alive to Improve Metrics

by Caroline Chen ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. This story was co-published with NJ Advance Media. NEWARK, NJ (October 2019)--Newark Beth Israel Medical Center placed the director of its heart transplant program on administrative leave Thursday while the hospital awaits the results of investigations into whether a vegetative patient was kept alive to boost the program’s survival... Read more →

Delaware State Drug Suspects Living in Gloucester City Are Illegal Aliens

(US. Justice Department press conference see video below) Editor's Note: We contacted the U.S. Justice Department in Delaware for some follow up questions about their drug bust in Gloucester City at the Crescent Trailer Park, 1400 Crescent Blvd. on August 21, 2019 . The two suspects were living on Birch Avenue, according to Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, department spokesperson. Burkhardt said the local police were not involved in the investigation but the detective bureau did assist with the search warrant execution. The written... Read more →

Two Gloucester City Residents Arrested in Delaware for Selling Heroin, Oxycodone Pills

Largest Federal Heroin and Fentanyl-Laced Seizure In Delaware History...street value $1M Ten Kilograms of Heroin and 14,000 Fake Oxycodone Pills Seized ...over 1.4 million doses of heroin (Gloucestercitynews.net)-WILMINGTON, Del. (Aug 29,2019)– David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, unsealed two criminal complaints today charging two men with drug trafficking offenses in Delaware. Both men are detained pending further proceedings. According to statements at the press conference and court documents, Julian Rivera-Villa, age 56, and Ricardo Perez-Guillen, age 40, of Gloucester City,... Read more →

DEVELOPING STORY: Human Skull Found in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 9, 2019)--We received a tip earlier today about police activity in the 100 unit block of South Brown Street. A nearby neighbor said police were contacted after a human skull was found inside an empty home. Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police Department said, "At approximately 11:00 am today, workers clearing out a vacant residence on S. Brown Street contacted police to report they found what they believed to be a human skull. The skull was found in... Read more →

Brookers Win 30th NJ American Legion State Title

UNION, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 1, 2019)--Brooklawn Post 72 won its 30th State Championship on Wednesday, July 31 defeating Broad Street Park Post 313 by a score of 3-1 at Kean University's Jim Hynes Stadium Wednesday night. Broad Street Park was the defending 2018 state champs. Down 1 - 0 the Brookers posted 3 unearned runs after a missed 2 out infield pop out opening the window for the Brookers to take home the State Crown. The game was delayed three hours because of rain. The Brookers... Read more →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets William E. Cleary Sr., | CNBNewsnet TREES COME TUMBLING DOWN (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 23, 2019)----A number of trees were knocked over Monday, July 22, during the heavy wind and rain storm that hit the South Jersey area. The above photo was taken at the intersection of New Jersey Road and Chestnut Street in Brooklawn. (photos by J. Townsend) GOOD NEWS--The Camden County Freeholders Board on July 23 passed a $16,926,000 bond ordinance on first reading for highway and infrastructure repairs. The monies will... Read more →

Due to Storm Damange PATCO to Limit Service During Rush Hour

PATCO will operate a limited schedule between Woodcrest Station and 15/16th & Locust Street Station until further notice. Trains will run every 10-15 minutes as locals. There will be NO SERVICE to Ashland or Lindenwold Stations. The limited service is a result of Monday’s powerful windstorm which caused a large tree to fall and knock out power lines between Woodcrest and Ashland Stations. Crews are working through the night to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. The tree debris has been cleared and... Read more →

Car Breaks Utility Pole, and Destroys Part of the Westville Lions Club Building

The Westville Lions Club building was hit by a car (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Westville, NJ)(July 16, 2019)—Last Thursday, around 1:30AM, a car coming from Almonesson Road onto Delsea Drive (Rt 47) struck a telephone pole and a road sign breaking both in half. The driver of the car continued another 25 feet before coming to a stop after hitting the storage area of the Westville Lions Club building, located at the Thomas West park. The condition of the driver and the passenger is not known. Some Looky-Lous' survey... Read more →

A Huge Tax Break Went to a Politically Connected Company in New Jersey Despite Red Flags

The exterior of a Holtec International facility in Camden, N.J. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo) Holtec International told New Jersey regulators that Ohio was competing for its new headquarters. But officials there stripped the firm of past tax awards for failing to create the jobs it promised. by Jeff Pillets and Nancy Solomon, WNYC, and Alex Mierjeski, ProPublica June 26, 5 a.m. EDT THE REAL BOSSES OF NEW JERSEY How Unelected Officials Run Your Government This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member... Read more →

Bergen Street Property Allegedly Used to Chop Up Stolen Motorcycles; Ongoing Investigation

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 24, 2019)—Last month we received a tip about a home in the 800 unit block of Bergen Street being raided for allegedly operating a motorcycle chop shop at the property. Our source said one person at the property supposedly pointed a gun at a resident living in that block. That the property was the scene of several fights between groups of young men. We contacted Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, for a response. In a... Read more →

More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report

“This story was originally published by ProPublica.” by Jeff Pillets and Nancy Solomon, WNYC A hospital connected to New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III lied to win state tax breaks, a new special task force report says. The report details several other new pieces of evidence of Norcross’ influence over the tax incentive program. THE REAL BOSSES OF NEW JERSEY How Unelected Officials Run Your Government This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Robert McKeithen Shot and Killed

Biloxi Police Department, Mississippi End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 2019 Police Officer Robert McKeithen was shot and killed in the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center's parking lot, at 170 Porter Avenue, at about 10:00 pm. A male subject walked up to him and shot him multiple times without any provocation. The man, who fled, has been arrested, according to media reports. Officer McKeithen was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject who shot him was arrested on May 6th,... Read more →

How Companies and Allies of One Powerful Democrat Got $1.1 Billion in Tax Breaks

Meet George Norcross. Nearly two thirds of $1.6 gloucestercitynews.net graphics files billion in tax incentives in his hometown of Camden, New Jersey, went to his own company, business partners, political allies and clients of his brother. by Nancy Solomon, WNYC, and Jeff Pillets/ProPUBLICA.org May 1, 4 a.m. EDT This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. It was co-published with The Star-Ledger. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s... Read more →

Westville Woman Wins $500,000

And The Flashing Sign Said…Early Morning Purchase Paid Off TRENTON (April 10, 2019) – Robin Hodges of Westville in Gloucester County is a regular lottery player who plays all types of draw games and scratch-off games. She especially enjoys playing the New Jersey Lottery’s Crossword scratch-off games. Robin said she always purchases her lottery tickets early in the morning from a deli where she stops on her way to work. One day, when she was in the store, she notice that one-half of the pack... Read more →


by William E. Cleary Sr. CHEER---Gloucester Catholic senior Lillo Paxia (photo, left) hit for the cycle and drove in six runs, powering the Rams to a 14-4 victory over Schalick, April 2 in Gloucester City. For those unfamiliar with the term in baseball, hitting for the cycle is the accomplishment of one batter hitting a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game. Collecting the hits in that order is known as a "natural cycle". Paxia, a Florida State commit,... Read more →

Reports of tar balls and oil sheen off coast of Rockaway

NEW YORK— The U.S. Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are responding to reports of oil sheen and tar balls, on the ocean side of Coney Island and Long Island, from Norton Point to Atlantic Beach, Saturday. Responders are assessing both shoreline and waterway impact, and investigating to determine the source and cause of the condition, including a possible connection to Thursday’s fuel-oil leak involving the motor vessel Dublin Express in the Arthur Kill waterway. The Dublin Express suffered a 15-inch hole in one of... Read more →