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GHS Lions 5 - 0 GCHS Rams 0 - 8 Records

Pictured Lions Steven Burkhardt against Palmyra The local Lions are currently 5 - 0 after defeating the opposition by a combined total score 225 to 47. The Lions are led my Senior running back Steven Burkhardt. Burkhardt is one of the League and South Jersey leaders for running backs, entering Fridays game against Pitman with 798 yards rushing and 15 TD's. Currently Burkhardt is #1 in West Jersey Football League with a total points with 107 and 17 touchdowns Across town the Rams are 0 - 8 being outscored 281 to 42 along with being shutout in 5 games. The... Read more →


Philadelphia's Search for a New School Superintendent Continues

Philadelphia’s Board of Education announced the three finalists to replace Superintendent William Hite – all men, all experienced educators, and none with ties to Philadelphia. The finalists for the role are John Davis, chief of schools at Baltimore City public schools, Krish Mohip, the deputy chief education officer for the Illinois State Board of Education, and Tony Watlington, the superintendent of a school district in North Carolina. Each finalist is scheduled to participate in a town hall one day next week, preceded by smaller meetings earlier in the day – one with parents, one with students, and one with teachers... Read more →


Gloucester City Republican Plan “The First 100 Days”

The GOP Action Plan Addresses Trash and Litter, Street Lighting, Utility Lines, Bring Back Gloucester Day, Marketing, The City Budget GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 9, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--First, all three of the Republican candidates, if elected, will personally investigate our water supply concerns to find the truth, which is very likely laying somewhere between what they are telling us and what they aren’t telling us. Gloucester City Republican Party image We will also dive into areas we have identified that will have a massive impact on improving the city, areas that can be tackled without straining an already unacceptable budget. 1.Trash and... Read more →


GREAT SCHOOLS: The incredible power of purpose

Creating a life of meaning makes all the difference for your teen's health, well-being, and success. Here is how to help them find purpose. by: Hank Pellissier | March 2, 2022 Oliver Johnson, my quiet grandfather who always poked at the embers in his chimney hearth, had purpose in life. He realized his direction in 1919 as a young man sitting in his Model T on a road in San Pedro, CA, by the oil and gas storage tanks. He watched three inspectors climb a ladder to the top, descending on the other side into the belly of the iron... Read more →


Are NJ Schools Unlawfully Segregated? The Answer Coming Soon

New Jersey schools are unlawfully segregated and it's the state's duty to fix that, the plaintiffs in a historic legal case argued in court Thursday. If the lawsuit is successful, it could lead to fundamental changes to New Jersey’s school system and large-scale desegregation efforts not seen in the U.S. for decades. Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 3, 6:03pm EST Hundreds of thousands of Black and Latino students in New Jersey attend schools where they are racially isolated and surrounded by poverty, despite strong state laws forbidding school segregation. One of the nation’s most segregated states, New Jersey has allowed... 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 →


OPINION: Those in Charge of the Gloucester City School System Are Failing The Students

AN ESTIMATED 600 STUDENTS ARE ABSENT EACH DAY IN THE DISTRICT: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files To the surprise of many Gloucester City residents the local Board of Education in December 2020 approved the expenditure of $1.3 million to install a astro-type material on the school's football field and running track. Why did the school need such an expensive upgrade for their football field? The football team plays five home games a season. Since the school opened in 1962, a natural grass field has been sufficient. The construction started when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its... Read more →


Your Tax Dollars: $190 Billion in COVID Relief Funds Given to School Districts Across the US

Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Feb 15, 7:00am EST School districts across the U.S. are renovating their buildings and upgrading dilapidated ventilation systems with the help of $190 billion of federal COVID relief. But these improvements will take time, and some won’t be completed for years after the pandemic first disrupted schooling. The improvements have gotten the blessing of the U.S. Department of Education, which has encouraged ventilation upgrades. And there’s good evidence that such projects will benefit students: Research has found a direct link between air quality and student success, and students in classrooms that aren’t air conditioned... Read more →


An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent

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

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


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Several 100 Students Absent Daily in the Gloucester City School District

PART ONE Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 17, 2022)--The easy answer is "No." Let's look at the Pre-K (3 and 4 year old) program first. The state pays 100% for the Pre-K program for all Abbott districts. But what are they paying for? After 25 years in education, I can tell you Research shows that an estimated $19 million per year is being spent on students who just don't come to school. (Pinterest image) "nothing." It is a babysitting service that is funded as education. Even the Department of Education admits "In 2012 [DOE] determined that score... Read more →


NJ Teacher's Union Promises to Give Newark Students in Teacher Training Program $3,700 Stipends

Catherine Carrera, Chalkbeat Newark Feb 14, 7:30pm EST “What makes my favorite teachers so amazing?” Aniya Mahfood Shockness, 15, wondered aloud to herself in a multipurpose room full of other high school students chattering among themselves. “It’s how they interact and connect with us, and try to understand us,” the East Side High School ninth-grader said. “You can teach wonderful lessons, but they’re not wonderful if you don’t know how to connect with us.” That’s what the teacher-in-training hopes to do in several more years: teach wonderful lessons. Mahfood Shockness is in her first year at The Teacher Academy at... Read more →


BEYOND BELIEF! High Levels of Lead Found in Many Drinking Fountains in Philadelphia School Buildings

Photos taken by two former teachers at Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter School show water drawn from drinking fountains at the school in June of 2016... Once again high levels of lead are found in the drinking water of Philadelphia Schools. (photo courtesy of WHYY) see article Dale Mezzacappa, Chalkbeat Feb 16, 6:53pm EST A sampling of Philadelphia public schools found that nearly all buildings tested had lead in at least some of their drinking water, a result that represents just the “tip of the iceberg,” according to two environmental groups and the Black Church Center for Justice and Equality. In... Read more →


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Throwing Money At A Problem Won't Make It Go Away

" The only South Jersey school district in the 400 range, or lower 1/3rd is our own Gloucester City School District. " By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews If it is possible to waste money, New Jersey knows how to do it! In 2020 Governor Murphy raised the state's contribution to education. He felt that former Governor Chris Christie had underfunded education in our state, so he allocated $9 billion to all schools. Of that amount 60%, or $5.4 billion goes to 31 Abbott districts and the remaining $3.6 billion is shared by the rest of the districts. How many districts... Read more →


JERSEYCAN AND NEW JERSEY TEACHERS JOIN TOGETHER 

TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR NEW JERSEY PARENTS [New Jersey – February 10, 2022] JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, announced today a series of short video interstitials from New Jersey teachers aimed at providing parents across New Jersey with valuable advice and information to help address the unprecedented learning gaps seen across the state over the last two years. The new videos will serve as the latest content from JerseyCAN's statewide NJ KIDS CAN'T WAIT parent initiative, which launched last fall to provide New Jersey families with needed information, guidance, and tools... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Does It Pay To Be Poor?

CNBNews photo credit The football field and running track at the $87 million Gloucester City Elementary Middle School, 5th and Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ. In the summer of 2016, the public learned that the new middle school would have a football field and jogging track. CNBNew searched South Jersey to see if there were any other school districts that have a middle school football field, especially a lighted one and found none. In fact, we could find no middle school football teams in the state of New Jersey. Related: Gloucester City School Board Seeking Bids for Middle School Field... Read more →


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A LOOK AT ABBOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT NJ (Part Three)

(The THIRD PART... of a four-part series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Gloucester High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ (CNBNewsnet photo credit)...The local school district became an Abbott District in 1997. Since that time the school district has received millions of dollars, if not more, from the residents of New Jersey. YOUR MONEY: After the original ruling in 1985, New Jersey increased spending such that Abbott district students received 22% more per pupil (at $20,859) vs. non-Abbott districts (at $17,051) in 2011.[3] 60% of New Jersey's education aid goes to the Abbotts.[4] Throughout the... Read more →


GUEST OP-ED: Our Schools Are Failing To Teach Our Kids

Posted Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | By AMAC, John Grimaldi | WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 8 – America’s schools are failing to teach young learners the basics. Tweens and teens are failing to learn, it’s as simple and as worrisome as that. The proof is in assessments that show too many of our youngsters can’t read, do math and write. The pandemic has a lot to do with it, for sure; COVID restrictions have disrupted the education process. But could it be that there is more to today’s education crisis than debilitating lockdowns and remote teaching? About 30 years ago, the... Read more →


CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

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

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


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Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two

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


Bob Luisi, age 79, of Pittsgrove, GHS Alum Class of '62, Vietnam War Air Force Vet, Retired DuPont Employee

Robert J. Luisi, 79, of Pittsgrove Township passed away Sunday morning January 30, 2022, at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland where he had been a patient. Bob had been sick due to complications from a fall. He was the husband of Clare McCarty Luisi and the two would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in July. Bob was born in Gloucester City on September 25, 1942, and was the son of the late Frederick and Edna Butler Luisi. He graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1962 where he was a varsity athlete. Raised in Gloucester City, for the past... Read more →


The Champion Kids of School Choice

by Andrew Campanella (NAPSI)—I remember one specific day in first grade like it was yesterday. It was the day when my teacher saw me hesitate as I started to read aloud to the class. “You can do it,” she told me, as I slowly started speaking. Lo and behold, she was right. I could do it! Her nudge of inspiration changed my life. Reading isn’t every kid’s passion—some prefer physical science, videography, foreign languages, or global affairs. Whatever their passion may be, a caring teacher and the right learning fit can help children discover their interests and their talents. That’s... Read more →


Because of Pandemic Graduation Rates Dip Across U.S.

Red mortarboards fly into the evening sky at a commencement ceremony in Maryville, Tenn. High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, according to a new analysis by Chalkbeat. Scott Keller / The Daily Times via AP FILED UNDER: Matt Barnum, Kalyn Belsha, and Thomas Wilburn, Chalkbeat This story is a collaboration with The Associated Press. High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, suggesting the coronavirus may have ended nearly two decades of nationwide progress... Read more →


Recruitment Pipeline

Foreseeing the shortage in talent A trend in the western world is the shortage of teachers. While not yet acute, industry will be affected in the long term. With education policy dictated for the most part by the government, companies will need to position themselves to improve their attractiveness to competent staff in the decades to come. A recent Review Paper (Nov 2021) submitted to Parliament identified a growing shortage in STEM teachers and, among its many recommendations, suggested improving salaries significantly more than what is currently planned. While the number of teachers did rise somewhat in the last couple... Read more →


Gloucester High over Gloucester Catholic 60-48

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 8, 2022)--Gloucester High's Liam Gorman and Aydan Hagan led the Lions to a 60-48 win over Gloucester Catholic today, Saturday. The two teams battled to a 19-19 tie in the first half and traded blows for most of the third quarter until the end of the period. Gloucester erased a one-point deficit by scoring eight straight points, including two 3s by Hagan, one of them just before the buzzer, according to NJ.com Hagan, a junior, had five triples against the Rams last year and three more in this one. After his clutch shooting in the third... Read more →


Almost 50 Schools in Philadelphia Shut-Down Amid COVID Surge and Staffing Shortages

Chalkbeat Staff, Chalkbeat Jan 7, 6:13pm EST At least 46 Philadelphia schools won’t reopen for in-person learning next week due to staffing shortages, Superintendent William Hite announced Friday evening. The number of schools offering only virtual instruction could grow, Hite warned, as the district monitors over the weekend how school staff have been impacted by the omicron surge. ​​”Some schools that were virtual this week could remain virtual or shift to in person next week, and those that were in person this week could remain in person or need to shift to virtual,” Hite said in a message to teachers... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Boost Your High School GPA for College Admission Acceptance!

It can be challenging to improve your child’s GPA quickly, especially if they are already in the latter half of high school. With their previous grades working against them, students will have to put in even more effort to overcome lower averages. However, there are some measures students can take to have a better chance of raising their GPA quickly and effectively. This online seminar will instruct students and parents on unique strategies that may help students increase their GPA even if they do not have much time left in high school. During this event, students and parents will learn... Read more →


Bryszewski, Lee pace LadyLions over visiting Paulsboro

Pictured Alexis Lee Alexis Lee and Hannah Bryszewski combined for 32 points in a win over Paulsboro Tuesday. The LadyLions won the battle in the 3rd qtr when the Lions out scored the Red Raiders 17 - 7 before holding off a 4th qtr run by the Lady Raiders. The LadyLions will host a strong Woodbury team in the GHS Fieldhouse on Thursday Pictured Hannah Bryszewski Read more →


Growing Up In Gloucester City: Steve Ferry Tops; Lions Win Opener

Editor's Note: We thought this article from our archives and several others we will publish this week were newsworthy and an interesting read. If you like the idea let us know and we will continue the practice in the future. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (APRIL 8, 1982)--Steve Ferry supplied a 4-for-4 game, drove in four runs, and won the accolades of Coach Al Higginbotham after leading Gloucester High School to an opening 15-1 victory over host Penns Grove last Thursday. “Steve played exceptionally well,” said Higginbotham. “He had an outstanding game at the plate, was great fielding at first base, and... Read more →


Growing Up in Gloucester City: West Snares Rams Opener Score 12-10

Editor's Note: We thought this article from our archives and several others we will publish this week were newsworthy and an interesting read. If you like the idea let us know and we will continue the practice in the future. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 8, 1982)--Catcher Bob Zimmerman took stitches in his hand after sliding home in last Thursday’s opener against Cherry Hill West. It sort of set the pattern for Gloucester Catholic’s baseball team, which dropped the game, 12-10. “Our pitching was bad. It was a terrible day,” lamented Coach Joe Barth, Jr. “We had a few mistakes fielding... Read more →


GREAT SCHOOLS: College is Not for Everyone

Great Schools: Why your child’s high school should offer internships Leslie Crawford At some high schools, students are paired with a variety of careers and mentors to help them visualize their futures. What do you want to be when you grow up? From the time a child is a toddler, it’s a question adults ask children over and over. But it’s not one adults help kids to answer. Instead, they are left to figure the answer out on their own. “So often, high school students are just told, ‘You need these credits, you need to take these classes,'” says Brenda... Read more →


Jack Bakely, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City; Iron Worker Local #3250, Army Veteran

John A. Bakely, "Jack", on December 28, 2021, of Bellmawr; formerly of Gloucester City. Age 83. Beloved husband of the late Therese Bakely (nee Shaw). Devoted father of Jack Bakely and Therese Posey (Glenn). Loving Pop Pop of Billy Watson and Daphne Posey. Dear brother of Sis Morency (the late Jack), George Bakely (Judy), Marion Bennett (the late Chuck). Myrtle Barber (the late Chuck), Joseph Bakely (the late Pat), Carol Elenback (Bill) and the late Charles Bakely. Dear brother-on-law of Jean Bakely. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack proudly served with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.... Read more →


CHRISTMAS EVE:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Bellmawr and Brooklawn (Chapter 16))

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews SUCH A PEACEFUL SCENE--The Gloucester City Municipal Building; in the background is St. Marys Church. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve. How many remember going to Christmas Eve mass at St. Mary's Church which was held at midnight. I am talking about a time when a person who was Catholic had to be tough. For example in those days, you couldn't eat meat on Fridays. Something to do with the Pope's brother-in-law owning a fish market. I am just kidding about the fish market but that was the time period you didn't... Read more →


Gerry Rettew of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus Class of ‘62

Geraldine A. Rettew (nee White), on December 16, 2021, of Mantua. Age 76. Beloved wife of Bart John Rettew. Loving mother of Lori Ann Moran (Michael), Bart John Rettew, Jr. and Stacey Lynn Rettew. Cherished grandmother of Sean Moran, Ryan Moran, Andrew Moran, Emily Moran, Brendan Moran, Benjamin Rettew, Jessica Rettew, Reid Young, Shane Young, Ethan Young, Owen Young and great-grandmother of Weston. Dear sister of Patricia Garrett (Richard), Joseph White and Dorothy Geesey (William). For all who knew Gerry, easily realized that her family was her greatest source of pride. She and Bart were married for nearly fifty-eight years... Read more →


SWOT Analysis of Online Learning

With changing scenario of education system these days and situation of pandemic COVID-2019 has changed everything regarding education system. Whatever the educational institutions tried to do, the pandemic compelled them to change their education strategies and total system in to complete different world for the students so that they didn't have to assume their future bleak and they can hope for a good future. Regarding this purpose, educational institutions took the innovation as opportunity to give a boost to the devastated education system and induced e-learning as a lifeline so that with all compulsions and restrictions students can enjoy their... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY(VII)

What has Happened to American Education?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Back "in the day" (1960s) the United States had the best educational system in the world. Even if we allow for personal/country pride we were definitely in the top five. Where are we today? It depends on the survey one reads. We are somewhere between 13th., behind Slovenia, and 36th waaay behind Bulgaria. How many American students can find either country on a map? What happened? Is it just Gloucester City or the country as a whole? The answer to the second question is easy. No, it is not just Gloucester City. It is the... Read more →


Gloucester City Taxpayers File Lawsuit Against the Solar Panel Contractors for Not Finishing Job

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNews photos GLOUCESTER CITY NJ——Sixty MPH plus wind gusts between 12:30pm and 1 PM on June 3, 2020 damaged the solar panels at the Cold Springs School, Cold Springs Drive. Fortunately both the Pre-School and the K-3rd Grade School were out of session when it happened otherwise someone might have been seriously injured or killed. The National Weather Service for South Jersey documented gusts that day between 58mph and 67 mph today between 12:30pm and 12:40pm. The contractors who were involved in the installation of the panels were sued by the School Board because... Read more →


Where is the Money Promised for Schools?

Congress set aside $800 million to help homeless students. Months later, many schools are still waiting for aid. Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat Dec 3, 7:00am EST When Rebeka Beach’s phone rings, it’s often a cry for help. One evening last week, the call came from a Cincinnati mother of five school-aged kids. Unable to find an apartment that would take her subsidized rental voucher, she had bounced between motels and shelters since May. But on this night, the shelters were full, and the family didn’t have money for a hotel. They’d been sleeping in her truck and needed help. Beach quickly... Read more →


Steve Vaux,of Little Egg Harbor, formerly of Gloucester City

VAUX, STEPHEN E. 71, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at home. He was born in Richmond, VA., residing in Gloucester City, N.J. and Marlton, N.J., prior to moving to Little Egg Harbor. Stephen was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1970-1972. He worked as a linesman for Bell Atlantic, Absecon, N.J., and spent nearly 20 of his retirement years as a substitute teacher at Pinelands Regional School. Stephen loved being around the students and working Pineland’s sporting events. Stephen is survived by his wife Kathleen Vaux, sons Ryan Vaux, and Brett Vaux, both of... Read more →


Gloucester Lions Roar in City Series

The 2021 City Series was not much of a game as the GHS (9-1) Lions defeated cross town GCHS (0-11) Rams 56 - 0 with a second half running clock. With the win the Lions evened out the series at 23 with one tie. Pictured Mike Morrell The game featured Senior Mike Morrell, who sustained a season ending injury two years ago. Morrell #57 a team Captain entered his first action in two season. Morrell lined up as a wide receiver on the first play from scrimmage, With Morrell at receiver, recording setting running back Steven Burkhadt scored his first... Read more →


Rams and Lions Battle Thursday for City Bragging Rights

Editor's Note: The excerpt below is from the Renewal of Friendship booklet which was released in 1993 when the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic was resumed after nearly 30 years. The game will be played at the John Lynch Field at Gloucester High School, Rt. 130 and Market Street, on Thursday. Kickoff 10:30 AM Related: Two and One-Half-Hours BY G.J. FERGUSON (CNBNewsnet)(Gloucester City NJ)(Nov. 27, 2019)--It has been nearly three decades since the last City-Series game was played in 1965. At times, it seems like it was only yesterday. But, sadly it wasn't. With... Read more →


Christopher L. Kuhnel Jr., age, 17, of Gloucester City; Funeral Services Sunday at Gloucester High School

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Nov. 24, 2021)--Following injuries sustained from a motor vehicle while on his way to school, Christopher passed away surrounded by his family on November 20, 2021, at age 17 at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. Loving and adored son of Christopher L. Kuhnel and Kerry Kuhnel (nee Wiley). Beloved brother of Caleb Lee Kuhnel. Cherished grandson of Louis Kuhnel, Barbara Cohen, John Wiley, Deborah Lynch, and Poppy Earl Lynch. Cherished nephew of Sharon Kuhnel, Jessie Ventura, and Chris Ventura. Loving cousin of Tyler, Emily, Aubrey, Howard, Gianni, and Giovanni. Also survived by many loving aunts and uncles.... Read more →


Juvenile Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Gloucester City, Dies from Injuries

The accident occurred at the intersection of Somerset Street and Johnson Blvd., Gloucester City. In this Google street view, Somerset Street is on the left GLOUCESTER CITY NJ November 20, 2021 (CNBNews)—Friday, November 19, 2021, at 7:26 AM, officers responded to Somerset Street and Johnson Boulevard for a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The juvenile pedestrian was transported to an area hospital. On November 20, 2021, the juvenile died as a result of the injuries sustained during the collision. According to CNBNews sources, the victim was a senior at Gloucester High School. The Camden County Crash Response Investigation Team... Read more →


Tom O'Donnell, 86, of Gloucester City; Electronics Engineer, Member of KofC Council #674

Gloucester City. – Surrounded by his loving family, at home, Tom passed away peacefully on October 30, 2021, at the age of 88. Longtime resident of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of 56 years to the late Kathleen T. O’Donnell (nee Delahunty). Loving father of Dr. Deborah Mulgrew (Joseph), the late Kevin B. O’Donnell (surviving Vicki), Kelly Duffy (John), Tricia Cunningham (the late Steve McNulty), Michael O’Donnell (Denise) and Thomas E. O’Donnell, Esq. (Ruth). Cherished grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of 11. Beloved brother of Lee O’Donnell (Peg) and brother-in-law of the late John and Margaret Jagielski. Also... Read more →


Rowan College wins on Overtime goal by Crystal Johnson

Gloucester High Grad, Crystal Johnson (First Team All Star Selection) netted the game winner in the 2nd OT as Runners win NJCAA District East Soccer Championship over Union with exciting 2-1 win! The Runners now head to WSOC National Championship Tournament! Congrats! Crystal shown holding Trophy Read more →


Applications open for the 2022 Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition at Rider University

by Rachel Stengel '14, '20 Rider University will reward entrepreneurial spirit with a full, four-year tuition scholarship in the 2022 Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition. The annual competition challenges high school students to present their innovative business ideas in front of a panel of judges, Shark-Tank style during a live finale. Seniors will compete for the grand prize of a full, four-year tuition scholarship, while juniors and sophomores will compete for cash prizes and the chance to automatically be entered into the senior competition when eligible. To enter, high school students must submit a 400-word description of their business idea... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Lock Down Gloucester High School, Clear Athletic Fields as a Precaution

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(October 21, 2021)--CNBNews received several calls early Wednesday evening about a large gathering of police officers in the area of the Gloucester High School, 1300 Market Street. The callers said there was a person who was threatening to kill himself. One source said the police locked down the high school and the nearby Cold Springs elementary complex. Lt. Jason Flood, spokes man for the Gloucester City Police Department, was contacted for further information; Flood said, “Normally I would issue a media release, however regarding what happened last night I am prohibited from... Read more →


Garden State Esports Releases CODEC: A Curriculum For Career and Technical Education Through Esports

The CODEC guide will allow coaches to implement hands-on career and technical education experiences into any scholastic esports program, showing students the various career and college opportunities available through esports. New Jersey: October 19, 2021 -- Garden State Esports (GSE), the nonprofit scholastic esports league for all New Jersey schools, is pleased to announce the release of the Career Oriented Disciplines in Esports Curriculum (CODEC), a guide to implementing Career and Technical Education (CTE) activities across scholastic esports programs. With this guide, GSE continues to provide valuable learning, competition, and community for all students through esports. CODEC is designed to... Read more →


GHS Lions 5 - 0 GCHS Rams 0 - 8 Records

Pictures Lions Steven Burkhardt against Palmyra The local Lions are currently 5 - 0 after defeating the opposition by a combined total score 225 to 47. The Lions are led my Senior running back Steven Burkhardt. Burkhardt is one of the League leaders who entered Fridays game against Pitman with 798 yards rushing and 15 TD's. Currently Burkhardt is #1 in West Jersey Football League with a total points with 107 and 17 touchdowns Across town the Rams are 0 - 8 being outscored 281 to 42 along with being shutout in 5 games. The Rams offense has generated 6... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Philadelphia Overhauls Selective Admissions Policy in Bid to be Anti-Racist

Philadelphia School District office building, photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Tribune Dale Mezzacappa, CHALKBEAT https://www.chalkbeat.org Oct 6, 4:14pm EDT As part of an effort to be an “anti-racist institution,” the Philadelphia school district is changing its school admissions process to make the city’s most coveted magnets more accessible to those who have been traditionally underrepresented — primarily low-income Black and Latino students. All students who qualify, based on criteria including their grades and attendance, will now be selected from a lottery, rather than giving principals the final say from among a larger pool of eligible students. For five of the... Read more →