991 posts categorized "City of Gloucester City" Feed

Gloucester City's Proposed 2020 Budget $20.5 Million; Municipal Taxes Increase $90 Annually

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 21, 2020)----Gloucester City Mayor Daniel T. Spencer, Jr. has proposed a 2020 spending plan for Gloucester City to be introduced at tonight's council meeting, May 21. The new budget will maintain all municipal services along with maintaining the current water/sewer utility rates. Spencer released the following statement: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the municipal employees have had to work under different conditions, but continue to exceed expectations due to the circumstances. I want to thank each and every employee of... Read more →

Gloucester City PD Weekly Crime Report May 8-14

(GLOUCESTER CITY NJ)(May 15, 2020)--The Gloucester City Police released the following report on crime events in the City during the period of May 8 to May 14. 05/08 at 1453 officers responded to the Dollar Tree on S. Broadway to remove a group of juvenile males. The manager recognized the males from a previous shoplifting and advised the group that they had to leave the store. The juvenile males began harassing the manager and also began throwing objects at the store window. The juveniles left... Read more →

Good News, Bad News, Gym Goes Rogue, Memories

TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GOOD NEWS! Housing Violator Stopped—A number of residents contacted CNBNews on Tuesday after reading a Facebook advertisement regarding a boarding house opening in a longtime residential property in the unit block of North Harley Avenue. The advertisement pertained to three rooms in the bungalow that was available. The upstairs attic and two rooms on the floor below. It mentioned there was good parking available and a large basement for storage. The Facebook ad showed the inside... 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 →

Gloucester City PD Weekly Crime Report

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 8, 2020)--05/02 at 0305 officers responded to Independent Chemical for a male behind the property attempting to start a motorcycle. As officers arrived, the male fled on foot and was unable to be located. The owner of the motorcycle was contacted and he advised it was just stolen from the 200 block of N. Broadway. The motorcycle was returned to the owner. 05/02 at 2034 a resident of the 200 block of S. Broadway called police and asked officers to speak... Read more →

Spencer Hopes Feds Bailout Small Towns; Schools to Be Demolished; Development Plans In Limbo

(UPDATED May 16, 2020)-- Regarding the cost to demolish the Highland Park School and the plans for the property Terri Weeks, Gloucester High School Business Administrator said, "The Highland Park demolition project bid was awarded to the Ambient Group in the amount of $254,400. The district is in discussion with regards to the use of the property after the demolition project is complete. " William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(May 8, 2020)--Earlier this week CNBNews spoke with Gloucester City Mayor Dan Spencer... 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 →

(Video) Wide View of Philadelphia Flyover

CNBNews photo (CNBNews.net) (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (April 28, 2020)--The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, honored frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton, and Philadelphia. Below is a wide view of the Philadelphia flyover taken from Holt Logistics Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, NJ. CNBNews would like to thank Leo Holt, Kurt Ferry, and Jerry Madden for their hospitality. Several hundred people crowded the Gloucester City... Read more →

Brooklawn and Gloucester City PD Arrest 2 for Violating COVID-19 Order; 1,478 Cases in Camden County

CNBNews Staff CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ (April 15, 2020)-- Brooklawn Police were summoned to the local ShopRite Store, Browning Road and Kings Highway on Sunday, April 12 because a woman was allegedly shoplifting. Police arrested Alycia Roman, 37, of Camden City who was charged with robbery (second degree), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (third degree), shoplifting (disorderly persons offense), and violation of the emergency COVID-19 orders. “Store employees followed Roman to her vehicle after she allegedly walked out of the store with various items without... Read more →

Gloucester City Man Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Order

Grewal: Police Are Cracking Down on Violators of COVID-19 Orders Police Throughout New Jersey Are Filing Criminal Charges Against Violators of Orders to Stay at Home, Close Non-Essential Businesses, and Stop Gatherings TRENTON –(April 3, 2020)— Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that law enforcement officers across New Jersey have ramped up enforcement efforts over the past week by filing criminal charges against violators of the Governor’s Executive Orders (or “emergency orders”), including hundreds of offenders in Newark, where the Newark Police Department deployed... Read more →

Gloucester City Trash Collection Update: Bulk Trash Pickup Suspended Because of Coronavirus

Gloucester City Residents: Due to the Covid-19 Virus affecting all of New Jersey, the city’s trash company, Republic Service, and the city of Gloucester have agreed to suspend the collection of bulk waste for the foreseeable future. It will begin Monday, April 6, 2020 and will continue until the end of this nationwide pandemic. It is a safety measure for all involved so as to minimize contact. Gloucester City is one of the last towns in Camden County to agree to the suspension of bulk... Read more →

How A South Jersey Drug Ring Was Taken Down

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (March 11, 2020)--At the bottom of yesterday's article Major Drug Ring Operating in Gloucester City & Camden City is Busted two links to the entire complaints that were filed against the suspects in the United States District Court, Camden City was provided. click to enlarge One was labeled DePoder complaint the other was named the Bell complaint. The investigation into this drug gang began in January 2020 and concluded on March 9, 2020, cumulating with a... Read more →

Gloucester City Staying on Top of the Corona Virus Crisis

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 11, 2020)--Gloucester City Mayor Daniel Spencer has released the following statement regarding the City's response to the Corona Virus crisis. City of Gloucester officials have been in constant contact with representatives of the Camden County Health Department and Office of Emergency Management on the ever-widening Corona Virus crisis. The City and its various departments have been meeting on this issue and are doing everything in their power to help educate the citizens of Gloucester City and to do their part in... Read more →

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

The Camden County Board of Freeholders is proud to present the 2020 Household Hazardous Water Collections. All collection hours are 8:30 AM to 3 PM rain or shine. These events are for Camden County residents only – no businesses accepted. Call (856) 858-5241 for more information. All Events are Rain or Shine. MARCH 21 – CHERRY HILL PUBLIC WORKS COMPLEX 1 Perina Boulevard, Cherry Hill APRIL 25 – COLLINGSWOOD PUBLIC WORKS CPLX 713 N. Atlantic Ave., Collingswood MAY 16 – ATCO PARKING AREA Corner of... 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 →

1000's Attend St. Mary's/ Gloucester City Irish Parade (photos)

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 3, 2020)--This year's parade, held Sunday, March 1, was "much bigger than last year", said Mayor Dan Spencer. "Between all the marchers and spectators it was estimated upwards of 5,000 people in town.'" Spencer said, "I would like to extend my appreciation to all of our parade sponsors especially the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, all of our great city employees from the Public Works Department, Police and Fire Departments, Camden County Special Events Department, Msgr. William... Read more →

Long-Time Gloucester City Resident and Vietnam War Veteran Needs Our Help

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)—Bob Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, needs some help from his friends and residents of the community. Bob is battling stage 4 prostate cancer. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. He believes his cancer was caused by Agent Orange which was dropped on the jungles of Vietnam by U.S. planes and helicopters to kill the heavy vegetation. Bob Kotter (2018 CNBNews photo) Recently his chemotherapy was increased to four times... Read more →

St. Mary's Parish Secretary Dan Spencer Resigning

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 10, 2020)—St. Mary's Parish Secretary Dan Spencer will be stepping down from his position on April 9 after serving in that capacity for the past 2.5 years. When asked about a rumor that he was resigning from his mayor position he laughed. "No, I am resigning from my full-time job as a parish secretary. It is just too much juggling that job with the mayor's position. I am going to do some part-time work and focus more time... Read more →

Comcast Contractor Rewiring Gloucester City

Gloucestercitynews.net photo Contractor Buckley Cable (photos above and below) working on Johnson Blvd., across from the baseball fields CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 8, 2020)--Buckley Cable, a company subcontracted by Comcast has been working throughout Gloucester City running new cable lines. Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt was asked who pays for the officers that are assigned to direct traffic at these work sites? "When the contractor needs officers for traffic control, they pay a fee to the city to cover the officer’s pay... Read more →

Men/Women who Have Forged the Character, Spirit of the City of Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 3, 2020)--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The First Settlement on the Delaware, a history of Gloucester City, was written by Louisa W. Llewellyn and released in 1976. For those interested the book has been digitized and can be found on the Gloucester City Library website here. Below is an excerpt from the book Dr. William C. Mulford, Gloucester's first physician, came to CNBNews graphic files Over 16,000 Artifacts of Gloucester City's History in Storage at the NJ State Museum Gloucester in 1945 and contributed many years... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Principal Ed Beckett Selected as Grand Marshal For St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Gloucester Catholic Principal Ed Beckett has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the Fifth Annual St. Mary's Parish and Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, March 1 starting at 1:00 pm. Mr. Beckett will receive his Grand Marshal sash from Bishop Sullivan at the 9:30 am Irish Mass at St. Mary's Church.. Mr. Beckett has served as Gloucester Catholic's Principal since August 2013 and is highly regarded for his work with youth and his devotion to the... Read more →

Suspect Driving Under the Influence of Heroin Strikes 2 Vehicles on S. Broadway; 1 Injured

by CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 31, 2020)—Gloucester City Police responded to a traffic accident Thursday, January 30, around 10:20 AM after a car, driven by Jerry Yelverton, crashed into two vehicles waiting in traffic at the intersection of South Broadway and George Street. Several police vehicles along with the Gloucester City Fire Department responded to the scene according to a person who was passing by and saw the commotion. Yelverton, according to Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell was charged with possession of two... Read more →

Local Author's Books Available at Carr's Hardware

CNBNews Contributor On Friday, January 24, Carr's Hardware, located at 22 North Broadway in Gloucester City, will offer the Pi series for sale. Six of local Author Dawn O Watson's novels take place in Pi, a small town that mirrors Gloucester City. "I'm happy that the Carr family likes my books and are willing to sell them at their store," Mrs. Watson said. "Of all the novels I've written, the ones set in the little town of Pi are the most popular, locally. Citizens can... Read more →

CNBNEWS January 2020 Cheers & Jeers

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews. net JEER-Something has to be done about the dilapidated house (photo above) that sits at the entrance of Gloucester City at Essex Street and Collings Road. People coming into our community are getting the wrong impression of the city because of the appearance of this property. CHEER--William Ackley, Gloucester City's Chief Housing Inspector & Zoning Official said the Essex Street house has been approved as a redevelopment project under a new ordinance that was recently passed. "We are in... 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 →


The Gloucester City Library thanks patrons and families for their patience and is now happy to announce Tiny Tots morning story hours are back. Story hours will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays as usual at the library, 50 N. Railroad Avenue. **** Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School Outreach Ministry is collecting blankets to give to the homeless as Christmas gifts through “UR Important 2 Us.” Donations of $10 will go toward the purchase of a blanket which are specifically... Read more →

Harry G. "Lil Har" Wilson, Longtime Gloucester City Resident; Avid Car & Train Enthusiast; GHS Alumnus

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Nov. 19, 2019)--Harry G. “Lil Har” Wilson, age 81 of of Gloucester City passed away peacefully at home on Friday November 15, 2019. Harry was born in and had been a lifelong Gloucester City resident. “Lil Har” graduated from Gloucester City High School, class of 1956. He worked as a machinist for many years and had been an avid car and train show enthusiast. He was an accomplished antiques collector and had enjoyed his tropical fish tanks. Mr. Wilson is survived by... Read more →

New Jersey Crime Investigators Say Pagan's MC Expanding Into State; Total of 300 Members Plus

image source https://www.njtvonline.org William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews TRENTON, NJ--At a hearing in Trenton last month alleged members of the Pagan MC appeared before the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation to answer questions about the club's expansion into New Jersey. The three individuals, who all invoked their fifth amendment right to remain silent, included Pagan Motorcycle Club member, James Helveston Jr., Pagan Motorcycle Club National Vice President Hugo Nieves, and Pagan Motorcycle Club National Mother/National Club Member Luis Arocho. Nieves, a South Jersey... 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 →

Local Business Offers Bicycles

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 23, 2019)--The summer of 2019 was notable for many things, here in Gloucester City. Among the most notorious was the theft of many bicycles. Some local businesses stepped up to replace the bikes stolen from our young people. RiverPark Pub began a campaign to collect money to replace those bikes. However, an individual came into the bar and stole the money jar that contained over $200.00. Although positive identification was made via a camera and video, the man... Read more →

Saturday's Festivities in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 11, 2019)--Pack the Park, sponsored by the Community Development Office is set for Saturday, October 12 from 4PM to 8 PM, at Proprietor’s Park, King Street and the Delaware River. Enjoy a day at the park with family, friends and the community after the Heroes to Hero 5K! Enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, bounce houses, a mechanical bull, music and more at proprietor’s Park. Visit facebook.com/events/365136587754701/ Earlier in the day the 18th annual Heroes to Hero 5-K Run/Walk will be... Read more →

New Sign for "Drag Way"; Criminals Charged with Major Crimes Set Free; Brooklawn Super Wawa Opening Soon

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet EAST THOMPSON AVENUE RECEIVES A STREET SIGN--Employees from the Gloucester City Public Works were seen erecting a 15mph street sign at the intersection of East Thompson Avenue and South Stinson Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 25. There is a similar 15mph sign, which has been there for a decade or more, standing a few feet from Gloucestercitynews.net photo the new one. There are no speed limit signs at all on the other side of the street from Cold Springs Drive... Read more →

Thomas J. “Tut” Kilcourse, Gloucester City Mayor, Councilman, and City Clerk Succumbs

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (9-24-19)--Thomas J. “Tut” Kilcourse of Gloucester City died on September 21, 2019 at the age 92. Beloved husband of the late Roseann Kilcourse (nee Herbert). Devoted uncle of Marie (Bill) Johnson. Loving great-uncle of Bill (Lisa) Johnson and Eric Johnson. Cherished great-great uncle of Connor, Kyle, Bailey and Nathaniel. Tut was born, raised and lived all 92 years in Gloucester City. He was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1944. Tut proudly served our country in the U.S. Army... Read more →

Another Local Business in Support of Our City of Gloucester City

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor One more business has stepped in to donate bicycles to the children whose bikes were stolen this summer in Gloucester City. Solutions in Warehousing, Inc is joining in this effort and will contribute 50 cents for every dollar donated by friends and customers at RiverPark Pub! Jason Fanning, Vice President and CEO, came to New Jersey in 2004 with a duffel bag of clothes, an old Chevy truck, and pocket change. He moved his growing business—and his family—to Gloucester City in 2012.... Read more →