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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving... Read more →


CNB Tips/Snippets:

Area Schools Getting Millions; Waterfront Restaurant/Storage Facility for Brooklawn

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews LOVE YOUR MONEY--Washington has announced it is sending $2.765 billion to the state of New Jersey's Department of Education to be dispensed to school districts throughout the state. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files According to the Courier Post, the Camden City School District will receive the highest amount of funding –... Read more →


WOODBURY NEWS: The Historic Pillar House Being Restored

RESTORING ONE OF WOODBURY’S OLDEST HOMES: WORK IN PROGRESS! WORC is currently funding the conversion of the historic Pillar House at the northwest corner of Franklin Street and East Barber Avenue formerly German Street). One of Woodbury’s oldest homes, the structure dates back over 200 years. It reportedly served as a hospital for wounded Hessians... Read more →


Woodbury Councilwoman O'Connor Explains What Happened to the Old Carpenter Street School

Councilwoman O’Connor Woodbury History Lesson What is the ‘story’ behind the broken windows on the Old Carpenter Street School? In May, 2020 the police were dispatched to 55 Carpenter Street for a report of vandalism. Juveniles were suspected of being the culprits that threw the rocks, breaking a total of eight historical windows. These were... Read more →


Gloucester City Little League Coach Dominic Staiano Retiring After 50 Years

UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City LL coach Dom Staiano looking at photos of some of the teams he coached over his 50-year career (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(May 9, 2021)--After 50 years of being a volunteer member of the Gloucester City Little League organization, Dominic Staiano has decided it is... Read more →


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. EDWARD HUBBS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- On April 29, 2021. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Kim (nee Dorris). Devoted father of Thomas (Leighanne) Hubbs, Mike Hubbs, Kevin Hubbs and Brian Hubbs. Cherished grandfather of Noah and Alyssa. Dear Brother of Joe Hubbs, George Hubbs, Nancy Quieti and predeceased by Hubert Hubbs, Lowell Hubbs and... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester Without Internet, Computers, Television or Cell Phones

UPDATED with new information below the original article William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The "Rough & Ready" guys are (bottom) from left, Jungle Murphy, Pete Coppola, Bob Grub, Beaver, Butch Shaffer (circle), Jake Burkardt, Bill "Wiby" Yeager, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Clements, Stanley Schellcroft. (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(April 26, 2021)--The other day we... Read more →


10 Classic Dating Modes That Have Come Back as New Trends

It's trendy to see, hear and talk about new trends these days. It goes for everything. And dating is not exempt from this practice as well. Every few days, there's a new dating trend that young people feel really excited to talk about knowledgeably. People have been doing these since men and women started dating... Read more →


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

to Help Underrepresented College Students Launch Game-Changing Careers Baltimore, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s first and leading intercollegiate fraternity founded by African American men, is collaborating with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to ensure its members and those in their communities secure top-notch internships and high-trajectory jobs. MLT is a national... Read more →


Face of Defense: Rocky Marciano, Undefeated Heavyweight Boxer and WWII Army Veteran

Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Rocky Marciano is the only heavyweight professional boxer to have finished his career undefeated. He also holds the record for the highest knockout-to-win ratio in world heavyweight title fights at 85.71%. Marciano gave himself his name... Read more →


Free Food for Camden County Residents Friday

Camden County has partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring FREE food distribution to those in need throughout Camden County. Drive-up only, While supplies last. Must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Read more →


WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6?

William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNews As we watch the impeachment circus on C-Span we keep waiting for someone from the Senate to bring out the truth about what actually happened that day, January 6. The Majority of Democrats instead insisted that Trump incited the crowd and was responsible for the storming of the Capitol... Read more →


Paul Thomas Devine, Top Technology Teacher in Delaware, Real Estate Agent, and Contractor

Paul Thomas Devine Paul Thomas Devine, age 72 years, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 with his wife by his side. Mr. Devine was born on February 26, 1948, in Gloucester City, NJ, and was the second son of Richard and Grace Devine. Mr. Devine was a graduate of Gloucester High... Read more →


Gunboat Philadelphia Exhibition

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Gunboat Philadelphia exhibition has been reinterpreted and updated to include its recovery in 1935, a history of its display at Lake Champlain as well as early preservation and acquisition by the museum. This exhibition includes historical video footage of the raising of the Philadelphia from Lake Champlain accompanied by an interpretive cart that... Read more →


News from the City of Gloucester City's Website

CORRECTION CNBNews Editor's Note: The following information was obtained from the Gloucester City Municipal website which was recently redesigned. Some of this information is a few months old. We found it while perusing the city's site and thought it was news that you would appreciate knowing. Some of the highlights include: Anyzek Heating and Air... Read more →


DRPA Commissioners Approve Budget, Postpone Planned Toll Increases

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – Motorists who travel Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) bridges will not see any toll increases next year. Today, the DRPA Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to postpone a scheduled toll increase until at least 2022. The move marks the 10th year the DRPA has gone without a toll hike... Read more →


‘Hoagie Joe’ Mangano Succumbs at age 90, Owner of Gloucester Cold Cuts

Joseph A. Mangano Joseph A. Mangano “Joe” on November 25, 2020 of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester. Age 90. Loving husband for 65 years of Jean F. Mangano (nee Palumbo). Beloved father of Josephine Mangano. Cherished brother of Josephine Polizzi (the late George), Dorothy Bonadies (the late Joseph), Rita Lawson (the late Jerome) and the late... Read more →


Walt Burrows, Long-Time South Jersey Sports Writer

by CNBNews Staff MARLTON, NJ (November 29, 2020)--Walt Burrows, a sportswriter for decades at the Courier Post, Cherry Hill, died November 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Mr. Burrows started his career in journalism writing for the Gloucester High School newspaper, The Lions Roar. At the same time he covered sports for his hometown... Read more →


What can Bingo Sites do to Attract More Players From Gloucester?

(November 24, 2020)--Online bingo sites are doing their utmost to attract as wide a range of players as possible by offering a totally new experience online. The game has tried to shed its past image, when it used to be associated mainly with the elderly. Now, internet bingo sites are bringing in much wider demographics... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering Through the Streets of South Jersey (Gloucester City Chapter III)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Condoms are thrown about at Gloucester City public parking lot (Russell Cogill photo) Gloucestercitynews.net (November 11, 2020)--Gloucester City resident Russell Cogill contacted CNBNews today regarding the discarded condoms laying about the public city parking lot on King Street, next to the Fire Department. Cogill said, "As if we don’t... Read more →


City of Gloucester City has a New Website

CNBNew Editor's Note: (Gloucester City, NJ)--At long last, the City of Gloucester City has a new website. The one the city has been using was introduced in 2007-08. The new site is supposedly more user friendly. Mayor Daniel Spencer released the following message to the public about the website. image source https://www.cityofgloucester.org Welcome to the... Read more →


Video: Courage and Conviction, The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film addresses... Read more →


Memories of Gloucester City: Do You know Where This Is?

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(October 19, 2020)--Frank Devlin needs help identifying the location in the attached picture. The event is the 1930 American Legion Parade. The man on the horse is his grandfather J. Frank Devlin. He also appears on this site in an October 20, 2019 post. The notes on the bottom corner and at the... Read more →


OH! Hara's Slowly Dying One Brick at a Time

Boarded up OH! Hara's Pub, 22 N. King Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 28, 2020)Riding along King Street recently we noticed the former OH! Hara's restaurant/bar boarded up. A closer look revealed a window was recently broken on the Bergen Steet side of the building.... Read more →


Gloucester City Residents! Did You Send In Your 2020 Census ?

Any questions Contact Ashley Hagan atrusdell@cityofgloucester.org Click here for City of Gloucester website Click here for Census website (U.S. Census Bureau)--Census workers have completed 96% of the 2020 Census “Update Leave” operation- where 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires are delivered to households in certain — often rural — areas across the country. In these... Read more →


John B. Burkhardt, of Coudersport, formerly of Gloucester City; RE Developer, Inventor, Westville Police Officer, Army Veteran, Karate Instructor, GHS Alum Class of '62

John B. Burkhardt 1962 Graduate of GHS Coudersport, PA - John Barry Burkhardt, 77, of Coudersport, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport, PA. John was born on March 19, 1943, in Blackwood, NJ the son of the late Paul Edward and Susan (Seif) Burkhardt. He married the former Judith J. Kummerlen on... Read more →


Should Christopher Columbus Statue Remain in Place at Marconi Plaza?

Christopher Columbus Monument and Railing Sculpture of Nina Pinta and Santa Maria in Marconi Plaza source Wikipedia PHILADELPHIA PA (June 25, 2020)--Like many communities across the country, Philadelphia is experiencing a reckoning about the legacy of systemic racism and oppression in this country. Part of addressing that history is putting a spotlight on what historical... Read more →


A TOUR OF GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ by Yummygal

January 9, 2015 by Yummygal/ SOUTH JERSEY HISTORY AND ADVENTURES Before we go ahead… I would like to say a few words… Hi and Happy New Year!!! I have a lot of goodies planned for you this year. Now that it is extremely cold outside, I have time to sit down and get some postings... Read more →


WE MISS OUR CUBS!

CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 1, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Katie Ahern, a teacher at the Cold Springs Early Childhood Center in Gloucester City was standing near the entrance to the building Monday morning on Cold Springs Drive with a "We Miss Our Cubs" sign. Our Peyton, who can never turn down a chance to have her photo... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester: Stuebings Appliance Basketball Team 1955

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ: The Carmen Palmiero League teams played in the Mary Ethel Costello High School, which later became the ME Costello Elementary School. Pictured (kneeling l. to r. )unknown, Bart Rettew, Joe Battersby, Jan Ferry, John Rowand. Standing (kneeling l. to r. )-Coach unknown, Fred Anzide, Rick Gonzales, unknown, Rocky Gianavito, unknown, unknown, unknown.... Read more →


GROWING UP GLOUCESTER! Memorial AA Basketball

Memorial AA basketball team who played in the Gloucester City Carmen Palmiero League. Year mid-1950's. The games were played in the Mary Ethel Costello High School, which later became the elementary school Standing: (from L. to R.)Ray Marcucci, Bob McCaughey, unknown, Jungle Murphy, Al Brandt, unknown, Coach Bill Powell Sitting (L. to R.) Joe Connelly,... 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... Read more →


Happy Mothers Day to All The Moms in The World

EDITOR'S NOTE: We first published this article in 2008. Because it is such a great story we bring it out from our archives each year on Mother's Day to share with you again. The author is unknown. I was looking for a photo to use with it and I thought why not use a picture... Read more →


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CNB Business News:

Former Gloucester City Resident Opens "Sinfully Sweets" Candy Store in Atco

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews ATCO, NJ (February 25, 2020)--Former Gloucester City resident Judy Caporusso-Dietz has opened a candy store in Atco named Sinfully Sweets, 302 White Horse Pike, Atco, NJ 08004 (856-210-6102). Her memories of a neighborhood candy store on King Street was one of the reasons she dreamed of opening a... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Philanthropy Week

x Announcing our 3rd Annual Philanthropy Week! In 3 weeks, March Madness returns to Gloucester Catholic. Your support of #OurWeekForGC makes a profound difference. Starting March 23rd, it's your chance to show pride and gratitude for the impact that GC has on each of us. We thank you in advance. VENMO @gcramsgiving ONLINE http://gchsrams.org/wordpress/?p=10085 TRADITIONAL... Read more →


Oliver J. Stetser, A Life Well and Truthfully Led

By Joseph Hargesheimer Gloucester City History in Photos GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 2020)--Hard to believe, but less than 100 years ago, if you were a married teacher, Gloucester City did not want you. In 1929, 10 married Oliver J. Stetser (Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer) woman, who were teachers in town, filed a suit... 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... Read more →


*Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade, Sunday, March 1

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- The NJ Irish Society presents events and initiatives year-round as part of paying tribute to our strong history of tradition. Based in the heart of Gloucester City, NJ Irish Society was formally founded in 2019 after serving the community as a whole for decades, with our event roster featuring the sensational “can’t... Read more →


‘With malice toward none; with charity for all …’

Written by Carl Peters/Diocese of Camden After years of civil war, Abraham Lincoln was under pressure to drop the abolition of slavery as a condition for peace with the confederate forces. He refused, saying, “The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what may.” “When Lincoln said this,... 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... 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.... Read more →


EARLY HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH OF WESTVILLE

WESTVILLE, NJ--Long before the first European colonists arrived in this area, native American Indians of the Leni Lenape tribe had areas of settlement along the Delaware River and its tributaries. Big Timber Creek was no exception. Indian artifacts have been found here in Westville indicating that the Delaware tribe inhabited the area. In 1624, the... 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... Read more →


The Renewal of GLOUCESTER'S GAME (Rams v Lions)....plus Videos of previous Contests

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. Related: Two and One-Half-Hours The football teams from the two schools will meet tomorrow (Thursday) at the John Lynch Field at Gloucester High School, Rt.... Read more →


CNBNews Tips/Snippets: Growing Up Gloucester; White Supremacist a Fireman; Graffiti Problem in City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GROWING UP GLOUCESTER--Back in the day, everyone knew everyone in Gloucester City. In those days it wouldn't be unusual if you even knew some members of the outlaw Pagan's MC, who had one of the first chapters in the state located in Gloucester City. The head of that chapter... Read more →


70 Plus Attend "Ray Ford Old Timers" Event in October

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 18, 2019)--The 70-some former athletes from Gloucester City High School and Gloucester Catholic High School had a great time October 18 at the newly reorganized second annual Ray Ford-Leon Harris, Sr. Sports Night, which was also the 47th anniversary of the original “Ray Ford Oldtimers.” Ray Ford (above) formed the group... Read more →


Three Medical Marijuana Businesses Meet with Gloucester City Officials

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2019)--The New Jersey Department of Health is presently reviewing three proposals/applications for medical marijuana facility to be built in the state in the near future. According to NJ.com Green Leaf Medical, New Jersey met with the Gloucester City Planning Board and presented a plan... Read more →


Gloucester City History: Devlin's Haberdashery

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Frank Devlin sent us this photo of his grandfather's haberdashery at 603 Monmouth street before the 1929 financial crash. Years later the store was the home of Pete Pellegrino's barber shop Pictured: Jack Devlin, Frank's father at age 7, is dressed in white for his First Holy Communion. The store window is Devlin's... Read more →


Camden County History Month Now Through October 31

The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join them for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2019, when 30 participating historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will be open with special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children. The vast majority of the more than... Read more →


HS SPORTS: Lions Searching for a Win (0-2); Rams Face Clearview Saturday

By Josh Lashley | CNBNews Contributor Gloucestercitynews.net (September 18, 2019)-- The Gloucester City High School football program will be in search of its first win of the season when they travel to Pitman for a contest on September 20. The Lions (0-2 record) versus Panthers (1-1 record) game should be intriguing on quite a few... Read more →