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Big Plays The Difference As Shepherd Beats Kutztown

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Big plays proved to be a difference maker all day for Shepherd, but none bigger than a Tyson Bagent to Marlon Cook 70-yard touchdown pass with two minutes remaining that broke a 35-all tie and sent the Rams to a 42-35 PSAC East victory over the Kutztown University football team on Family Day Saturday afternoon at Andre Reed Stadium. The highly anticipated showdown between division titans did not disappoint. Kutztown came in having defeated Shepherd on the Rams' home field during the regular season in each of the last two seasons, but Shepherd exacted a measure of... Read more →


Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two... Read more →


Audubon upsets Unbeaten Gloucester

Winless Audubon upset the unbeaten Lions Saturday 29 - 23 at Narducci Field. The Loss was the first regular season loss for Gloucester in 2 years. The Green Wave trailed by as much as 20 in the game, but with under a minute remaining and down 23 - 21, Audubon QB Scott Lynch took his team 70 yards for the game winning 14 yard touchdown pass to Amauri Pimentel. Pictured Audubon Scott Lynch Qb Lynch completed 20 passes for 330 yards and 4 TD's with 3 going to wide receiver Pimentel. The Green Wave was turned back twice early in... Read more →


Daniel O'Brien Beloved GCHS Educator and Friend to Many Dies in Tragic Vermont Auto Accident

UPDATED/CORRECTED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 11, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Daniel J. O’Brien, from Sandgate, Vermont, died in a single car crash on Wednesday, September 7. According to the Vermont State Police, the accident occurred on the S.E. Corners Road in Sandgate at around 4 PM on Wednesday. Danny O'Brien GCHS Graduation Photo Police say that O’Brien was traveling west when he left the traveling portion of the road, hitting a tree. He was driving a 2011 Nissan Sentra and was wearing a seatbelt. The weather was partly sunny at the time of the accident, and the road conditions were dry and dirt. From... Read more →


Golden Bears Comeback Win Over California PA

Matt Heffelfinger, Sports Information Director REDSHIRT SENIOR RUNNING BACK DARRYL DAVIS-MCNEIL SCORES FOURTH QUARTER TD, GOES OVER 1,000 CAREER RUSHING YARDS IN VICTORY. KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Kutztown University took over in the fourth quarter behind touchdowns from Darryl Davis-McNeil (Roslyn, Pa./Abington) and Jerome Kapp (Barto, Pa./Boyertown), and inspired play by the defense to knock off 17th-ranked California (Pa.), 24-19, before more than 3,100 spectators in the 2022 home opener at Andre Reed Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears and Vulcans traded touchdowns in the opening 10 minutes, but it wasn't a sign of things to come. Points were hard to... Read more →


CNB Guest Opinion: Biden Hires Known Enemy Of Catholicism

Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden’s appointment of John Podesta: Never before in American history has there been a president of the United States who has worked harder to oppose Catholic teachings on marriage, the family, abortion, school choice, conscience rights, and the wellbeing of children (e.g., transgenderism) than President Joe Biden. Now he has added to his legacy by appointing a man to a senior position in his administration who is a confessed enemy of the Catholic Church, John Podesta. CNBNews graphic files On the Friday afternoon before Labor Day weekend, Biden... Read more →


Beth Ann Walmsley, of Gloucester City, age 56

Christmas is the time of year to be with the ones we love. Sharing so much joy and cheer, what a wonderful feelin’. Watching the ones we love, having so much fun… Beth Anne Walmsley radiated the spirit of Christmas. She cherished peace and goodwill and was generous and kind. She had a quick wit and a good sense of humor. She adored those around her, was a good aunt and was a good neighbor. Because Beth Anne would not stop for death, he unknowingly stopped at her home for her on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The carriage held but... Read more →


Mark R Rusk, Sr. aka Mooch, 61, of Gloucester City

After 61 years around the sun and as the season prepares for Fall Mark aka "Mooch" passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022, after a 6-year battle with Cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Mark is survived by his wife Denise. Father of Mark (Jenna), Lindsey, Zoe, Daphnie, Kaiser, and the late Melissa and Austin. Grandfather to Steven Jr., Tabatha, Lily, Dennis Jr., Davian, Liam, Kaiden, Mark 3rd, and the late Destiny. Bonus dad/grandpa to Jackie and the kids . Also survived by his late parents Ed & Helen Rusk and late... Read more →


Kutztown's Opening Game a Defensive Battle Ending with Assumption Winning 3-0

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Kutztown University put forth a tremendous defensive effort, Saturday, keeping Assumption out of the end zone and allowing just 208 yards of total offense. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. The Greyhounds matched Kutztown's defensive intensity and used a late first-quarter field goal to stun the 13th-ranked Golden Bears, 3-0, in the season opener for both teams. Graduate student linebacker Amani Justice (Salem, N.J./Salem) led the charge for defensive coordinator Eric Fargo, who returned for his second stint with the program this past offseason. Justice totaled eight tackles, including one for loss, and recovered a fumble. CJ Brown (Coatesville,... Read more →


DEATH NOTICE: John and Michael Gorecki

John Gorecki and his brother Michael Gorecki, long-time Brooklawn and Florida residents passed away in August one week apart. A formal notice will be released by the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City in the near future. www.mccannhealey.com Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142. Read more →


Kutztown University 2022 Football Roster Includes Steve Burkhardt, of Gloucester City

KUTZTOWN, PA (09/01/2022)-- Kutztown University has announced that 105 student-athletes will represent its football team for the 2022 season. Steve Burkhardt/Freshman Gloucester High School Alum Read the full season preview here. Following the most successful season in program history, Kutztown University football is ready for an encore performance in 2022. It was a banner year for the Maroon and Gold in 2021, winning 11 games for the second consecutive season, capturing the program's second PSAC championship, and advancing to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. A bitter ending one play shy of the national semifinals undoubtedly fuels Kutztown's appetite heading into... Read more →


Howard 'Butch' Shaffer Catches Two Big Flounder; What's the Difference Between Fluke and Flounder?

Howard Shaffer recently traveled from South Carolina to show South Jersey fishermen how to catch fluke. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet DOWN THE SHORE--(CNBNewsnet)--Former Gloucester-ite Howard "Butch" Shaffer was at the Jersey Shore recently and caught two nice flukes, aka flounder. It just goes to show no matter how old you are, and Butch is close to 100, that you should keep yourself moving no matter your age. Shaffer has been living in South Carolina for over a decade. He and his wife, Lenore, are good friends of ours. We wrote an article about him not too long ago,... Read more →


Gloucester City Public School District CCD Information; Cost to Educate Each Student, $23,528 (Fiscal Data 2018-19)

District Directory Information (2021-2022 school year) Modify Search Data Notes/Grant IDs Help District Name: Gloucester City Public School District schools for this district NCES District ID: 3406000 State District ID: NJ-071770 Mailing Address: 1300 Market Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Physical Address: 1300 Market Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Phone: (856)456-7000 Type: Local school district Status: Open Total Schools: 3 Supervisory Union #: † Grade Span: (grades PK - 12) PK KG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Website: http://gcsd.k12.nj.us District Demographics: School District Demographic Dashboard District Details (2020-2021 school year; Fiscal data from... Read more →


New Jersey Spending $6.5 Million to Keep Schools Safe

How New Jersey and Newark plan to beef up school security this academic year The Newark Public Schools district plans to increase efforts to keep students and staff safe by implementing a new student identification system this school year and hiring more security guards. To keep students safe, New Jersey will direct $6.5 million to have school districts digitize building maps for use in emergency situations and Newark plans to hire more security guards, launch a new student identification system, and use updated software to track incidents. The state and local efforts to ramp up school security come months after... Read more →


Diane Witherow, of Williamstown/Gloucester City, Loved to Jitterbug,GHS Alum

Dance as if no one is watching, Love as though you’ve never been hurt and sing as if no one is listening. Charlie Chaplain says Life is simple; get some rest, enjoy a good diet and surround yourself with good friends. Joanne L. “Diane” Witherow (nee Watters) filled her circle of days with each. She loved and lived a happy, caring path of time. Just recently, we began losing time and a little more of Diane, but we remembered her love when she could no longer remember. Our hearts never forget. love is not a memory, It’s a feeling, and... Read more →


Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, age 99

On July 27, 2022, age 99, Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Woodbury Mews Assisted Living in Woodbury, NJ. She was born to the late Samuel and Mary Rose Goodman (nee Bozarth), December 20, 1922, in Woodbury, NJ. Except for a brief 5-year period, in Vineland, NJ due to her father’s employment, Rosemary was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ and devoted parishioner of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. During her brief time in Vineland, Rosemary graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School, graduating in June 1940. It... Read more →


Donna Mae Baker, of Runnemede, formerly of Gloucester City; Nurse, Runnemede Soccer, GHS Alum, Class of '61

Donna Mae Baker, "Nonna", on July 11, 2022, of Runnemede. Age 78. Beloved mother of Paul Fredhoff (Karen) and Robin McKelvey (Jamie). Devoted grandmother of Corey, Alex, Sean, Rachel, Ryan, Jake, and Brady and great grandmother of Marco, Ian, and Arthur. Dear sister of Lee, Bruce, Barbara, and David. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Donna was proud to be a nurse and greatly valued her time as a mentor and preceptor. She helped found Runnemede Soccer in 1977 and was an avid supporter of sports for her children. She was an independent woman who enjoyed swimming, crossword... Read more →


Janet Burrows, Member of Trinity United Methodist, GHS Alumni Association, Red Hat Society

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 6, 2022)--Janet E. Burrows, (Smith) a strong, family-loving woman of faith, who loved to spend her time baking, shopping in Lancaster PA, and traveling, across the states and internationally, was called home on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, to meet her Lord and Savior. She was 86 years old and had been a lifelong Gloucester City resident until recently when she went to live in an assisted living community in Cherry Hill. Even while there, Janet enjoyed the artwork, game shows, desserts, and cheering on the Phillies. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her... Read more →


*Chiefs Basketball Camp Open to Boys/Girls Entering Grades 3-11; Run By Head Coach Eric Cassidy

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: JULY 25 THROUGH JULY 28 FROM 8 AM -11:30 AM Sign up Link www.chiefsbasketballcamp.com Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced... Read more →


Owen William “Dink” Brennan, age 81; Member of Carpenter's Local #430 and #539, GHS Alumnus

Haddon Township – Formerly of Lake Worth, Florida, Gloucester City and West Collingswood Heights. Suddenly, On June 20, 2022. Age 81. Loving father of Owen William “Dink” Brennan Michael V. Brennan and Noelle D. Gray. Beloved grandfather of Ashley (David) Tori, Matthew Gray and Emily Gray. Dear brother of Eleanor K. (late Donald E. Sr.) McMichael. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Owen was known to all as “Dink” and was born in Camden City. He was raised in Gloucester City and was a proud graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1959. Dink was a... Read more →


The Gloucester City Board of Education is Requiring Updated Proof of Residency for Certain Grades

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 23, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Parents of children who transition between the district's schools (from 3rd to 4th grade and from 8th to 9th grade) must submit proof of residency. Further explanation of the new rule along with the items that will be accepted as proof are listed in the letter below. The notice was released five days ago, on June 17, 2022, by School Superintendent/High School Principal Sean Gorman. Read more →


Margaret L. Brooks, of Stratford/Gloucester City, former Public and Catholic Schools Teacher, Member of DAR, GHS Alumnus

Margaret L. "Peggy" Brooks (née Prince), 82 years, of Stratford NJ, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family early in the morning of Sunday, June 5, 2022. Daughter of the late Howard and Elizabeth (née Burtis) Prince. Beloved wife of Dr. Thomas P. Brooks. Loving mother of Diana Brooks, Kristine Zoppina (Russell), T. Gregory Brooks (Eileen), Matthew Brooks (Megan) and Megan Brooks. Dear sister of Howard (Beverly) Prince and Arlene Kramke (Kurt). Cherished grandmother of Kaysie Anderson, Jonathan Zoppina (Mary), Perri Anderson, Joshua Zoppina, Jacob Zoppina, Clayton Brooks, Bennett Brooks and Kathryn Brooks. Also survived by her sorority... Read more →


SAY IT ISN'T SO: Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars 'unauditable'

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Recent state audits have called attention to some Pennsylvania school districts’ lackadaisical controls that have made auditing how tens of millions of dollars were spent impossible. The audits do not suggest any illegal activity, but poor compliance measures can hide how taxpayer dollars are being wasted or improperly spent. YOUR MONEY !!!! A May performance audit of Allentown City School District reported $8.5 million in transportation reimbursements that were “unauditable” over a four-year period. “Allentown City School District (District) did not implement an adequate internal control system over the... Read more →


Gloucester High School Superintendent Named to the Dual Role of HS Principal; New Salary Unknown

Gloucester City High School (CNBNewsnet photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 5, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--School Superintendent Sean Gorman announced on Friday that he has been appointed the principal of the high school, and he will also continue in his role as district superintendent. In the same announcement, Gorman said that Donna Lacovara was named the principal of the Gloucester City Middle School. Gorman, who was the former high school principal, was named to his present position on July 1, 2021, at a starting salary of $165,000. Over the life of the three-year contract, Gorman's salary will increase by $10,100 or to $175,100 in... Read more →


*GCHS Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament July 29

6th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament Set for July 29 at Blue Heron Pines: Golf Registrations & Sponsorships Available!! About The Gaudreau Golf Tournament The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will provide families with financial need the opportunity to give their sons and daughters a Gloucester Catholic education. All proceeds directly fund scholarships and tuition assistance. Sponsorship and Golf Registration If you are interested in donating a sponsorship, please indicate the level of your donation below by filling in the sponsorship box. The levels of sponsorship are listed below. If you are registering to golf in the tournament, or you... Read more →


Mary S. Laquitara “Sue” of Pine Hill and Gloucester City, age 75; Retired Edgewood Regional HS Custodian

Mary S. Laquitara “Sue” Pine Hill, NJ On May 23, 2022, Mary (nee Miller) age 75. Beloved mother of Angela DiGiacomo, Vincent J. (Lora) DiGiacomo Jr., Jennifer Marie DiGiacomo, and the late Jodi Ann DiGiacomo, 4 grandchildren Samantha Sue DiBlasi, Vincent J. DiGiacomo III, Nicholas R. DiGiacomo, Dominic J. DiGiacomo, brother the late Walter Miller, John “Jake” Miller, sister Rosemarie Miller-Sweeny, Debbie Miller, life long friend Catherine Murtaugh-Knoserl (Murt). A former resident of Gloucester City, Sue received her education in the Gloucester City Public School system. Sometime ago Sue retired from Edgewood Regional High school as a Custodian to be... Read more →


*CASSIDY’S MEMORIAL DAY Baseball Clinic May 30th

Location: Brooklawn, NJ Address: Pershing Rd , Brooklawn, NJ 08030 Phone: 8563044632 Dates: 05/30/22 - 05/30/22 Ages: U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 Contact: Joshua M Cassidy - Please do not contact (spam) Joshua M Cassidy for reasons other than the purpose of the listing. Cassidy’s Baseball clinic is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of baseball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This 4-hour clinic offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of ability level, to participate in an exciting clinic of baseball training and game simulation. Age and skill levels will be separated into... Read more →


GCHS v GHS Alumni Softball Game Tonight at 6 PM at Johnson Blvd LL Field

RELATED CATEGORIES Rams vs Lions Alumni Softball Game was a success GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HS GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL RAMS ALUMNI LIONS ALUMNI BREAKFAST CLUB Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Thank You to Gloucester City's Board of Education

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 19, 2022)--I don't try to hide my disappointment in America's public education and never will apologize for wanting today's kids to have the high quality of education we had decades ago. That being said, I also try to be fair and congratulate those who make changes in the right direction. This week I read that "trades" will be CNBNews graphic file reintroduced to Gloucester City schools. A sincere thank you to those who made this happen. I read so many Facebook posts from the boys of the 1960s discussing their woodshop or... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Community Pride Begins At Home

by Robert S. Bevan GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Seventy percent of our life will be spent in our home, neighborhood, and community. The quality of life that we will experience will depend on how our life is affected y conditions in our own gloucestercitynews.net graphic file hometown. If we see litter on our streets, then we think we live in a dirty run-down town. If we see street people and druggies occupying our main streets, we see a depressed community. If we see new neighbors move on our block who take no pride in their property and feel they... Read more →


GROWING UP GLOUCESTER: "Crashing" A Wedding Reception, a Saturday Night Tradition Back in the Day

GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)--From left to right, Ed "Hootie" DiGiacomo, George Walsh, unknown, Jack "The Rat" Hargraves, unknown, Pat "Dempsey" Welsh, standing Ed Dailey. It is believed the two photos were taken at a wedding reception being held at either the VFW Hall, 27-29 North Burlington Street, Gloucester City, or the West Collingswood Fire Hall on Nicholson Road. The year of the top photo is sometime between 1960 and 1970. The photo below was taken sometime in the 70s, from left, George Cleary Jr., Ed Simila, Lou Grello, Bob Seufert, unknown, and John Azzari, unknown. RELATED: GLOUCESTER... Read more →


Gloucester High School Class of '62 Luncheon (photos)

BROOKLAWN, NJ (May10, 2022)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester High School Class of '62 held their luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn. Those in attendance included Bob Bevan, Connie & Bill Cleary, Bill & Carol Elenbark, Bonnie & Wayne Flegler, Kathy Hampton, Rick Legge & Arlene, Ron Middleton, Joe Moen, Diane Murray, Diana Raroha, Bart Rettew, Judy Weichman, Jim & Gail Zehner and Karen Zirbser. ##### For a few laughs we added a video of the Dancing Salsa Dogs Read more →


NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY:

A Salute to Each and Every Teacher Across the Nation

This year the National Year of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 2-6 and May 3, 2022. In 1986 President Ronald Reagan captured the significance that teachers have on each of us in the following proclamation honoring teachers across the United States. December 22, 1986 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation When Henry Adams wrote, "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops," he expressed a sentiment that any student could share. Teachers help us learn to read, to write, and to count-and how to study. By word... Read more →


Davene M (Lewis) Whaley, 73, of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus

Some people just inspire happiness wherever they go. Wherever the fun was, Davene M. Whaley (nee Lewis) made the day a little brighter. She loved her job and worked hard for her boss. She was thoughtful, loving, and very proud of her two daughters. We adored her as our world, a loving mother, and doting grandmother who most definitely spoiled her grandsons as well as her dog Emmy. When we think of Davene, we think of something beautiful. All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust, Davene definitely loved Disney. If there ever comes a... Read more →


Gunfire Heard Near Gloucester City Middle School

Gloucester City Middle School, Market, and 5th Streets GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 25, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police were summoned to the area of the Middle School around 8 PM Sunday (April 24, 2022) to investigate a report that someone was shooting a gun. Police stated, “Upon arrival, it was determined that several shots were fired, but no one was struck by the gunfire.” Police are asking the public to call them if they have any information about the incident, at 856-456-7797. Related: Some Thoughts on the Cancellation of Gloucester City's Police Department Weekly Crime Report Gloucester City shares its north border... Read more →


Rowan's Lacrosse Rolls Over Rampapo 20-2

MAHWAH, NJ – Ashley Lechliter had three goals and five assists and Molly Green and Elise Cohan each scored four goals as Rowan rolled over Ramapo, 20-2, in NJAC women’s lacrosse action today. The Profs improved to 5-7 and 1-1 in the league. Erin Renshaw handed out a career-high five assists while Green, a freshman, marked a season-high in goals and handed out two assists. It was also a career-high in assists for Lechliter. Hannah Lombardo netted a pair of goals with the Profs also getting goals from Jamie Cutrera, Sophia Schiavo, Julianna Corson, Maddy Winch, Calista Burke, Molly Horner... Read more →


All Time GHS Lions Basketball 2nd Team

Gloucester High School Boys Basketball Team, the 2022 Group I South Jersey Champs (Photo credit Jeremy Roemmich) Bruce Darrow | CNBNews Sports GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 10, 2022)(CNBNews)The Gloucester High School Boys basketball team, who won the 2022 Group I South Jersey title this year has to be the BEST overall team in the school's history. A team made up of many unsung heroes. Each game another leads the team in rebounding or scoring. Without rebounders, and ball handlers getting the ball up the court no team can play offense. The young players in the Gloucester City Basketball League should... Read more →


CNB PET TIPS: Spring Brings Dangers for Your Dog

Spring is here which means people from coast to coast are venturing out of the house to enjoy outdoor activities, including backyard grilling, gardening, exercising at parks, and more. While heading outdoors for some fun and socialization this season, it is important pet owners remember there are certain dangers lurking outdoors for their furry friends. To help pet owners prepare as they head outside this spring, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, which has over 100 hospitals across the U.S., is highlighting some of the top health dangers for pets and ways owners can protect them. Lacey and Erica Cleary... Read more →


Bill Ritchie Sr., of Gloucester City, Owner of Ritchie & Sons Trucking, Member of Teamsters Local 676

Surrounded by his loving family at home, Bill passed peacefully on March 31, 2022, at age 79. A lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 58 years to Rita M. Ritchie (nee Harrington). Loving father of William Ritchie, Jr. (wife Karen), Patty Anyzek (husband Ed, Jr.), and Tommy Ritchie. Cherished grandfather of Nicole Raines, Jessica Ritchie, Brianna Nascimento (husband Zach), Eddie Anyzek, III and Carlie Anyzek, and great-grandfather Aaliyah, Gage, Caleb, Bella Rose, and Mackenzie. Beloved brother of Bud Ritchie, Emily Coppola, Barbara Birney, and many loving nieces and nephews. Bill was the proud owner of Ritchie & Sons... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: U.S. schools are flush with cash, but struggling to spend it on schedule

Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat It seems like a balanced equation: Schools need a lot of help, but they also have record sums of federal money to spend. CNBNews graphic file If only it were that simple. Across the country, schools are struggling to spend their COVID relief dollars as quickly as planned. Their efforts are running up against a national labor shortage and supply chain issues, which are making it difficult to do things like hire tutors or renovate dilapidated buildings. “We’ve got money we’d like to spend if we can get the personnel to be able to do so,” said... Read more →


Rowan Splits Doubleheader with Messiah

MECHANICSBURG, PA - Ninth-ranked Rowan split a doubleheader with Messiah, winning the first game before being edged in the second, 4-3. The Profs are now 11-4 on the season. In the first game, Rowan scored eight runs in its first inning, getting its start when Patrick Defeciani singled to score Tyler Cannon and Ryan Mostrangeli drove in one run with a sacrifice fly. The Profs took advantage of Messiah errors and two bases-loaded walks to go up 5-0, before Cannon hit a two-run double. Ryan Murphy's sacrifice fly brought in the final run, as Trip McCaffrey scored to give Rowan... Read more →


Lions Boys Basketball SJ Group 1 Champs (see 153 pictures)

The Gloucester High boys basketball team won the South Jersey Group 1 championship trophy after upsetting Salem on Tuesday night, March 8 in the sectional final. The Lions won their first sectional title since 1971. There are 153 photos, we like to publicly thank Coach Liam James for providing the information and photos to CNBNews. SEE ALBUM The team's roster includes: Liam James, head coach; Assistant Coaches: Ian James, Dave Pauley, Chris Walmsley, Tom Quinn, Roy Bond, Jacob Petrik PLAYERS: Seniors: Steven Light, Steven Burkhardt, Adrian Delgado Juniors: Liam Gorman, Aydan Hagan, Jeffrey Torres, Abbas Khan, Gage Myers Sophomores: Michael... Read more →


CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni who Graduated to the Big Leagues(A to B)

Allen, Dick Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Hank Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Ron Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Almon, Bill Played American Legion Baseball: Warwick, R.I. (reached 1971 ALWS) Alomar, Roberto Played American Legion Baseball: Post Salinas, Puerto Rico Anderson, George "Sparky" Played American Legion Baseball: Los Angeles Crenshaw Post 715 (won ALWS in 1951) Anderson, Allan Played American Legion Baseball: Post 11, Lancaster, Ohio Ashburn, Richie Played American Legion Baseball: Tilden, Neb. Ashford, Tucker Played American Legion Baseball: Post 1, Memphis, Tenn. (reached ALWS in 1972-73) Babcock,... Read more →


Harvard U Men's Swimming and Diving Qualified 6 for 2022 NCAA Division 1 Championships March 23-26

The 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships are being held March 23-26 at Georgia Tech's McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia. CNBNews Editor's Note: Harvard Freshman Shane Washart, is the grandson of Bill and Carol (nee Bakely) Elenbark, of Deptford who are formerly of Gloucester City. Both are GHS Alumnus. Washart, a graduate of Paul VI, and a resident of Cherry Hill will race in the 500 Free on Thursday and 1650 Free on Saturday. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 16, 2022)– No. 18 Harvard University men's swimming and diving has qualified six individuals, including five swimmers and one diver,... Read more →


Gloucester High School Boys Basketball NJSIAA State Champs; LIONS Win First Sectional Title in 51 Years

photo credit Jeremy Roemmich RELATED: SEE PHOTO ALBUM GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This past week, the Gloucester High School boys basketball team finished its historic run in NJSIAA State Playoffs. The Lions finished the season 21-10 were able to capture the school's first sectional title in 51 years of our program's rich history. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich The Lions fans were loud and vocal and were at each game supporting their team. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich This team’s run started with a win over 13th seeded Clayton by a score of 87-67. Leading the Lions in scoring was Jr.... Read more →


Attention High School Students Interested in Journalism, SPJ Offering Summer Workshop; Deadline to Apply March 15

Society of Professional Journalists chapter leaders in the Northeast are launching a weekend journalism workshop this summer for high school students. Encourage any high school students interested in journalism to apply for the SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute by March 15! Applications are being accepted now for 16 spots. The Institute will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, on July 15-17. Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, newswriting, multimedia production and video and audio journalism. Students will work in teams to generate news stories, photos, videos and audio. This... Read more →


Al Bumbry Professional Baseball Player, Served During Vietnam War

FACE OF DEFENSE... Al Bumbry was a center fielder for two Major League Baseball teams, the Baltimore Orioles from 1972 to 1984 and the San Diego Padres in 1985. He won the World Series with the Orioles in 1983. Bumbry credits his Army service for his MLB success. In 1969, he played 35 games for the Orioles' Class A Stockton farm team, batting just .171. That same year, he was drafted into the Army. Since Bumbry graduated from Virginia State College, he was commissioned a second lieutenant. After spending a year at Fort Meade, Maryland, he deployed to South Vietnam,... Read more →


Lions Defeat Paulsboro Advance to Finals

The #4 GHS Lions (20 - 9) defeated host #1 Paulsboro (22 - 4) 59 - 52 in the South Jersey Group 1 Playoff to advance to Tuesday's South Jersey Finals against #2 Salem, who defeated Wildwood. With the win the Lions avenged two previous losses to Paulsboro during the 2022 regular season, when it counted the most and secured a 20 win season Brothers (pictured) , Senior Steven Light 14 points and Sophomore Michael Light 11 points combined to help pace the Lions. While Junior Aydan Hagan dropped 13 points behind three, 3pt baskets during a 4th quarter comeback.... Read more →