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Emergency Water Shut Off Wednesday

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 15, 2023)(CNBNews)--The City of Gloucester City Public Utilities Department announced on Monday, May 15, that Gloucester Heights residents will have no water on Wednesday, May 17 beginning around 8:30 AM. The action is being taken because of the ongoing work at the NJ DOT project on the nearby Nicholson Road 1-76 underpass. Once the contractor makes repairs to the water line, it will be turned on. At that time some people... Read more →

Gloucester City Residents Awarded $830,000 Green Acres Grant; Money Headed to Johnson Blvd. Park

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – The City of Gloucester City was recently awarded $830,000 from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Acres Program to make various improvements at Johnson Park, announced Mayor Dayl Baile today. “We are appreciative of the Green Acres award and very pleased that our application was favorably received,” said Baile. “This money will allow us to install a number of amenities that will make the park an even more... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor/Council Continue to Pummel Residents with Highest Taxes in NJ

GLOUCESTER CITY NO. 23: The City of Gloucester City is so poor it qualifies to be a UEZ Zone and an ABBOTT District !!! GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 8, 2023)(CNBNews)--People living in the state of New Jersey continue to pay the highest property taxes in the country, according to The average bill in 2022 rose to almost $10,000, or to be exact $9,490. A homeowner’s bill is determined by the rate a municipality charges... Read more →

Nicholson Road Westbound Underpass Closed During Daytime Beginning Monday, May 8

(Trenton) – Nicholson Road westbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured daily over the next several months between Oxford Avenue and University Avenue in Gloucester City, Camden County. CNBNews photo credit. (above Nicholson Road westbound) Related: NJDOT Says Klemm Ave. Closed until Spring 2024; Nicholson Road Bridge Work Starting Soon From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, May 8, and continuing daily Monday through Friday at the same times over the next several months,... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(MAY 6, 2023)(CNBNews)--Peyton and Me were walking on Stites Avenue, Friday morning, May 5 when we saw this pile of trash laying in the middle of Stites Avenue, across from the railroad tracks. Why would anyone think it would be okay to dispose of so much litter on a street in Gloucester City? Is there a sign at the entrance to the City, that says DUMP YOUR TRASH HERE! If they traveled a... Read more →

NJDOT Says Klemm Ave. Closed until Spring 2024; Nicholson Road Bridge Work Starting Soon

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (APRIL 26, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--Above, workers are removing the steel beams from the 1-76 Klemm Avenue bridge. NBC News reported in 2013 that the I-76 bridge over Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was one of the most dangerous in the United States. The deck and superstructure date to 1956. Over 191,000 vehicles use it daily, and $30 million has been earmarked for deck replacement. Ten years later the repairs are finally being made.... Read more →

Road Snacks List Gloucester City Among the Top 10 Trashiest Towns in New Jersey

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--We recently found this nasty remark from Road Snacks about Gloucester City on NJ1015. We asked that website's editor ([email protected]) what criteria they used to pick the ten communities they listed in their article. As of this posting, we haven't received a reply to our email below. RoadSnacks claims to write about topics related to your locality that others are too scared to bring up. However, we... Read more →


Through Gloucester City and Beyond

William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNews CNBNews photo credit ANOTHER TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE COMING SOON TO Gcity--Just when you think driving in and out of Gloucester City couldn’t get any worst than it already is, NJDOT announces repairs to the I-76 Nicholson Road underpass will begin any day. CNBNews contacted Lizzy Galamba, Public Information Officer from the NJDOT Communications Office, for an update on the construction. Originally it was supposed to start in August 2022. Galamba... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 15, 2023)(CNBNews)The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was developed to encourage and support employers who retained existing employees throughout 2020 and for the first three quarters of 2021 by offering a generous payroll tax refund through the IRS. Most small and medium-sized businesses qualify and could be eligible to receive up to $26k per employee kept on payroll during the pandemic. Many business owners incorrectly believe they do not qualify based on... Read more →

Lori Ryan, Gloucester City's Employee of the Month; Get to Know Your Councilman

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 11, 2023)--Lori Ryan started with the City in 2019. Although hired as Community Development Manager, Lori wears many hats. CNBNews graphic file She is the website manager, newsletter editor, community projects coordinator, UEZ and NPP Coordinator, and sometimes even the grants administrator. She assists with celebrations events and manages the home improvement program. With a background in mechanical construction and business finance, she brings the experience to move the Department of... Read more →

Gloucester City Has Introduced the Irishtown NPP Residential Security Initiative -

Irishtown NPP Residential Security Initiative - Gloucester City, NJ 2023 Complete this form if you are interested in our residential camera program in Irishtown neighborhood. The purpose of this initiative is to improve the quality of life and safety in the Irishtown district. Please review the requirements below before completing this application. The applicant must be the primary resident of the home or business and must have established WiFi service. You must agree with State,... Read more →

Annual Hydrant Flushing in Gloucester City

CNBNews graphic file GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 29, 2023)--Donna Domico, Gloucester City Superintendent of Utilities, announced today that the annual Fire Hydrant/Main Flushing will begin in Gloucester City starting the week of April 10 to April 21 from 11 PM to 7 AM. Her full statement is below. Read more →

Free Public Transportation for Gloucester City Residents

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 2, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester City Mayor and members of the City Council released the SenHan Bus schedule on Thursday, March 30. The bus transportation to the community is provided by the City of Gloucester City and New Jersey Public Transit. SCHEDULE On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, transportation will be provided to the Brooklawn Shopping Center, Crescent Blvd., and Browning Road. On Wednesday, transportation will be provided to the Audubon Nutrition Site, The... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor and Council Very Busy

by Councilman Derek Timm GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30, 2023)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council were very busy in 2022, and 2023 is shaping up to be another good year with even bigger and better things on the horizon. It is also the 400th Anniversary of the first European contact with the Lenni Lenape and the first European settlement on the Delaware River in 2023. A few events are planned throughout the year. Be sure to... Read more →

Gloucester City's Annul Flushing of Hydrants

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 29, 2023)--Donna Domico, Gloucester City CNBNews graphic files Superintendent of Utilities, announced today that the annual Fire Hydrant/Main Flusing will begin in Gloucester City starting the week of April 10 to April 21 from 11 PM to 7 AM. Her full statement is below. Read more →

Gloucester City Water Supply Remains Safe

LAST UPDATED: MARCH 27, 2023 - 8:51AM GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 27, 2023)(CNBNews)--Today, Monday, the Gloucester City Water Department released the following statement about the chemical spill that occurred early Saturday morning from a manufacturing plant into a tributary of the river in Bristol, Pa. CONSUMER ALERT OEM has been monitoring the situation relative to the Bristol, PA, incident. Gloucester City does not use river water for our potable water supply and would not be... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Will Our City Mayor and Council Take Our Last Cent?

Editor's Note: People need to speak up. Our Gloucester City Mayor and Council keep taking your money, and no one says anything. Yet those living on a fixed income in Gloucester City have to decide daily whether to pay their taxes or buy food and renew their prescriptions. And those in power locally keep taking from the poor. People coming into this country illegally get more benefits than our senior citizens who have worked and... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: Pay More for What?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 20, 2023)(CNBNews)--After tonight's City Council Meeting (Monday, March 20, 2023) you will again pay more just for the privilege of living in one of the state's poorest, yet highest-taxed cities. Technically, your taxes won't increase (yet) because these new costs are fees. Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name smells just as sweet. For generation after generation Gloucester City and the State of New... Read more →

*Gloucester City's Spring Clean-Up and Shred Event

ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ The annual Clean-Up Day and Shred Event will be held Saturday, April lst. The shredder will be located at the Gloucester City Library, Railroad and Hudson Street, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Volunteers are needed. To register send your name to [email protected] Read more →


by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist CNBNews graphic files CONGRATULATIONS to a teen leaving Gloucester High School on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, carrying what appeared to be his woodworking project (it looked to be a toolbox.) Seeing a student produce something tangible in which he obviously took pride was a good feeling. CHEER to the Gloucester City Board of Education and the Administration for returning the Industrial Arts Class (Wood Shop) to the school district.... Read more →

UPDATED 3-5-23

CNBNews Town Crier: South Jersey March Events and Meetings

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 5, 2023)--Listed below are the various meetings and activities scheduled for Gloucester City and other communities during the month of March 2023. If you would like your meeting or event announced send it to [email protected] Lawnside Borough Councilman Robert Lee will discuss the impact of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's widening project on Lawnside and the Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum at the March 9 Historical Society meeting at 7... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 2, 2023)--Please join the NJ Irish Society as they celebrate Irish Month in Gloucester City, New Jersey 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! FEATURING: String Bands, Bagpipes, Irish Dancers, Irish Music Bands, Community Groups, and More! Presenting sponsor: The Camden County Board of Commissioners The parade begins at Martin’s Lake (Baynes Ave and Johnson Blvd) and proceeds down Monmouth. Don’t forget the BEFORE and AFTER activities! BEFORE: Irish Parade Day Mass... Read more →




More City Businesses Receive Recovery Grants-Matt's Auto, Thomas Murphy's Pub, Gloucester Transmission 

CBDG-CV1 Covid Relief Business Grant Awards Continue GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ February 28: Three new companies awarded $7,500: Matt's Automotive, Thomas Murphy's Pub, and Gloucester Transmission. Mayor Baile and City Council are pleased to announce the first round of Gloucester City CDBG-CV1 Business Recovery Grant awards. Charles Wigginton, Esq., Gloucester Travel, Solutions in Warehousing Inc., and Chubby's Steakhouse have been awarded the maximum of $7,500 for business assistance after suffering negative business impacts from the COVID-19... Read more →

Gloucester City St. Patricks Day Parade Parking Restriction

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 28, 2023)--The Gloucester City Police Department released the following parking restrictions for this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 5. The parade will proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street, then south on King Street to Cumberland Street. Listed below are the following road closures/no parking restrictions starting at 10 AM until the Highway Department is finished sweeping the route following the parade. Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor and Council Expected to Approve 13 Resolutions and Six Ordinances at Thursday's Meeting

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (February 22, 2023)( City Mayor and Council have 13 resolutions and six ordinances on tomorrow night’s regular council meeting agenda. The February 23 meeting will be held at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street, in council chambers at 7 PM. A new police officer, Jake Bennett, will take his oath of office at the start of the meeting. On the agenda is a resolution that authorizes the City of Gloucester City... Read more →

PUBLIC INVITED: Special Hearing on Improvements to Johnson Boulevard Park Thursday, February 23 at 6 PM

Public Hearing on Johnson Boulevard Park at 6 PM and City Council Meeting at 7 PM at the Gloucester City Police Administration Building (above), 313 Monmouth Street in council chambers. +++++++ Special Public Hearing - Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6 pm at 313 Monmouth Street Local Governments - Public Hearing PURPOSE: The City of Gloucester City is seeking funding through the State of NJ Green Acres Program for improvements at Johnson Park, located at the... Read more →


Updated Information Released on Alleged Crime (s) of a Former Gloucester City Public Works Assistant Supervisor

UPDATED/CORRECTED (Feb. 22, 2023) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Since June 2022 CNBNews has been trying to find out if the rumor about a Public Works assistant supervisor allegedly taking either equipment or money from that department was true. Each time we submitted an OPRA request about this supposed incident Brian Morrell, the Acting City Administrator/Police Chief replied with the same five words, “the matter is under investigation”. Some... Read more →

Theresa M. McCarthy, 98, of Washington Twp./Gloucester City

Theresa M. (nee Bernard) McCarthy, 98, of Washington Township, New Jersey, formerly of Gloucester City, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Theresa is survived by her children, Teresa McCarthy, Kenneth McCarthy, Margaret (Pat) Cerrone, and Neil (Sandy) McCarthy, 14 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel J. McCarthy, and sons, Daniel McCarthy, Jr and John McCarthy. Born in Gloucester City, she was a graduate of Gloucester... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor & Council Seeking Over $800,000 to Improve Johnson Blvd. Park; Preliminary Plans Look Marvelous

image provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (FEBRUARY 17, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Once again, the City of Gloucester City is seeking funding to improve the Johnson Boulevard Park and Jogging track, located at Johnson Blvd. and Klemm Avenue. The estimated cost to fix everything in that park is $830,000. The jogging/walking path was built in the 1960s on a landfill that was once all swampland. It encompasses approximately 20 acres. When it first opened, the jogging track/walking pathway was lined... Read more →

Gloucester Middle School Closed Due to Serious HVAC Leak; New Middle School and High School Schedules Begin Tuesday

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 13, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City School Superintendent/High School principal Sean Gorman announced last week that new school schedules for Gloucester High School (GHS) and the Gloucester Middle School (GMS) will take effect on Tuesday, February 14 because of a faulty HVAC system at the GMS. “Our rooftop HVAC system at Gloucester Middle School leaked due to cracks in the coils. The leak was discovered early in the... Read more →

A Gloucester City Resident Who Owns Several Vicious Dogs Is Unable to Keep Them Under Control (VIDEO )

CNBNews video image of dog owner trying to control his animals UPDATED/CORRECTION EDITOR'S NOTE: The allegedly bitten woman mentioned below never filed a complaint with the police department. Also, the puppy wasn't killed; it was bitten and seriously injured. The video is below. The City of Gloucester City Animal Control Officer is Patrolman Robert Saunders. Anyone who has a complaint about an animal can contact him via email, at [email protected] Editor's Note: Raw video, unfit... Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: I-76 westbound lane closures Saturday; Bridge Deck advances in Gloucester City

At least three lanes will be maintained (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime lane closures on I-76 westbound tomorrow as a project to repair the deck on the I-76 Bridge over Klemm Avenue advances in Gloucester City, Camden County. TRAFFIC ALERT From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 11, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes on I-76 westbound between Market Street and... Read more →

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Public Hearing on Southport Pot Stores; Barnard Ave. Residents Must Wait; Rams Basket Auction

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 9, 2023)--Gloucester City residents interested in voicing their opinion on two ordinances to allow a section of the Southport area to be developed into a marijuana zone should attend the public hearing on Thursday, February 23, at 7 PM. The meeting is being held at the Police Administration Building, 313 Monmouth Street, in the council chambers. RELATED: HOW MUCH HAS ORGANIC RECYCLING LAWSUIT COST CITY... Read more →

I-76 Bridge Deck Project Advances in Gloucester City

I-76 eastbound lane closures Sunday for restriping. At least three lanes will be maintained. (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime lane closures on I-76 eastbound on Sunday as a project to repair the deck on the I-76 Bridge over Klemm Avenue advances in Gloucester City, Camden County. From 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday, February 5, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes on I-76... Read more →

Building a Gloucester City Champion

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Recently early on a Saturday morning, Gloucester Lions Coach Liam James gathered his Defending South Jersey Group I Champions varsity basketball team to instruct a clinic for future stars. Led by Senior 1,000 points scorers Aydan Hagan and Liam Gorman, these five y/o kindergarteners listened intensely and work through fundamental drills. This Annual 9:00 AM event is one of several ways the current Lions work to help build the Lions into future... Read more →

Gloucester City Announces 1st Round of UEZ Business Revitalization Investment Program Awards

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 1, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--0Mayor Baile and City Council are pleased to announce the first round of 2023 UEZ Business Revitalization Investment Program awards. Solutions in Warehousing Inc., Sunshine Florist, and Art's Deli have made building upgrades to improve their structures and thus can grow their customer base. This program also provides for signage, building facade improvements, and retrofit projects. If you are a UEZ-certified business in Gloucester City, this program can help you... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gcity and Beyond...BARNARD AVE WORK DISGRACEFUL

By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Barnard Avenue top and bottom photos. CNBNews photo credit (January 30, 2023) DOES ANYONE KNOW? Why has it taken over six months to repave Barnard Avenue in Gloucester City? It can't be weather related since this winter has been mild. There have been weeks when no construction work was done on the street. According to Barnard THE GRAND OPENING of the City of Gloucester City Water Works was... Read more →

*Gcity's Mayor Community Prayer Breakfast Tickets $15

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 2, 2023)--The Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Gloucester City Ministerium and the Gloucester City 400th Celebration Committee, will be held on Saturday, January 28. The event is being held at Elizabeth's Ballroom, Highland Blvd., and Sylvan Avenue starting at 9 AM. Tickets are $15. Read more →

Law Enforcement Conducts Drug Raid in Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Gloucestercitynews file photo (July 2021) JANUARY 26, 2023--Authorities conducted a drug raid in the 300-unit block of Essex Street on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Across the street from the residences is a used car dealer. The occupant of the home, Jacques Davis, 25, was arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses. On July 11, 2021, a shooting occurred in the same block. An 18-year was shot numerous times. Arrested... Read more →

Attention Gloucester City Business Owners; $250,000 is Available in Assistance Capital Funds

GLOUCESTER CITY SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS The City of Gloucester has appropriated $250,000 of its federal Community Development Block Grant CARES Funds (CDBG-CV1) for the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program. This program is being established to provide working capital funds to the community’s small businesses that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted. A. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES The Gloucester City, Small Business Assistance Program, has been established to provide working capital funds to community businesses economically... Read more →

New Gloucester City Ordinance Will Allow 'Pot' Businesses To Operate In Southport Area

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 23, 2023)(CNBNews)--The City of Gloucester City's mayor and the council is expected to pass on first reading an ordinance amending the City's Land Development ordinance tonight at 7 PM to provide for marijuana businesses. The meeting is scheduled for council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street. The public hearing and final adoption of the new law will be held Thursday, Feb 23. The law allows for six different classes of cannabis businesses to... Read more →

COMMENTARY: How The City of Gloucester City Has Changed

by DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNewsNet While reading some old newspaper articles last night I came across one particular article about the BLM protest/march almost three years ago. The article from the Courier Post, was dated June 8, 2020. In that article a man from Camden City, Isaiah Conteh, said "It shows this town is changing." Gloucester City's own Joe Gorman added "Gloucester is thriving because it is more welcoming and supporting of people who in... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor/Council Amending Land Development to Provide for Cannabis Business; Exact Location Forthcoming

CORRECTION GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 23, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City mayor and council monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 23 at 7 PM in council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street. CNBNews graphic file Scheduled on the agenda Monday evening is an ordinance on first reading amending the Gloucester City Land Development law to provide for a Cannabis Establishment as a continually permitted use overlay zone. The public hearing and second reading for that ordinance will... Read more →

Gloucester City Town Watch Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 2

The Gloucester City Town Watch will meet on Thursday, February 2, at the Gloucester City Civic Association building, 827 Jersey Avenue (formerly Pine Grove Fire Dept.), at 6:30 PM. Cheryl Sheets, the spokesperson for the organization, said, "This meeting is for new members who would like to join us, residents who aren't sure they want to join as well as existing members. If you think we only look for a crime, that is not the... Read more →

Murphy Wants to Overhaul N.J. Liquor License Laws

We project that overhauling our liquor license regime will create upwards of 10,000 jobs annually and $1 billion in new state and local revenues." ~Gov. Phil Murphy ++++ By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor images courtesy of Google The community of Gloucester City has four liquor stores, The Bottle Shop, Route 130 and Klemm Ave., Gloucester Discount Liquors, Broadway and Ridgeway Street, Neunhausers Liquor, 237 N. Broadway, and the Liquor Barn, Route 130... Read more →

Film Crew Visited Gloucester City Friday to Produce a Promotional for the Philadelphia Eagles

CNBNews photo William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--A Philadelphia Film Production company was at Freedom Pier, King and Cumberland Streets today shooting a promotion for an upcoming Philadelphia Eagle game. Troy Coffee, head of ProductionHub, a film company located in Philadelphia, said he has been wanting to use Freedom Pier for a 'shoot' for some time. Troy Coffee (photo ProductionHub) “We got a call to produce this promo on short notice.... Read more →