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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Today We Observe Worker's Memorial Day

Today, we observe Workers’ Memorial Day to honor and remember those who have died in the workplace. Working men and women – not billionaires and Wall Street bankers - built America. They are the unsung heroes of our country and our communities. I know what it's like to lose a coworker on the job. Over the course of my career as an electrician, I saw firsthand the sacrifices people made day in and day out, doing the hard, psychical labor required to shape our skylines, build our schools, and illuminate our bridges. From construction workers to our nurses, teachers, bus... Read more →

Jewish Federation of Great Philadelphia Condemns Iran's Attack on Israel

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns the Islamic Republic of Iran’s brazen attack on Israel in its attempt to cause chaos and terror in the region. For the first time since the Gulf War in 1991, a sovereign nation directly attacked Israel. Together with the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community, we stand resolute in our support for the Israeli people’s right to defend themselves, and we are immensely grateful for the unity shown by the Biden administration and Israel's allies to thwart 99% of the over 331 cruise missiles and drones launched at Israel. Though the attack was largely... Read more →

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are Changes Coming to Mail Delivery in South Jersey?

I have many concerns about the Postal Service’s proposed changes to the South Jersey distribution center and the potential impact it may have on delivery times, small businesses, and jobs across the region. From an electric bill or mail-in ballot to a lifesaving prescription or COVID-19 test, we all know how important timely mail delivery is to our daily lives. South Jerseyans deserve more transparency when USPS wants to make significant changes that will impact its services. Wednesday’s hearing, which was not advertised with adequate notice and is occurring during most people’s normal work hours, is also extremely concerning. Holding... Read more →

Letters to the Ed; Time Has Come to Fix the Sweeper Problem in Gloucester City

Let’s stop trying to sweep the “sweeper problem” under the rug. Is it really necessary to sweep the high-density areas located on the west side of town once a week where citizens have “no driveways” to move their cars off the street? Many areas on the East Side of town have driveways and have their streets cleaned once a month! Does this make sense? We have more “No Parking” signs per block than in NYC. Many local communities post temporary “No Parking Signs” 6 to 8 months a year when they sweep their streets. Most of the housing stock west... Read more →

Operation Christmas Child a Success, Thank you Gloucester City Residents

Generosity throughout Gloucester City​​​​​ contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the U.S., the project collected 10 million shoebox gifts in 2023. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2023, the ministry is now sending over 11.3 million shoebox gifts to children worldwide, including many who are suffering from war, poverty, disease and disaster. CNB graphic file Through shoeboxes—packed with fun toys, school supplies, and personal care items—Gloucester City​​​​ area volunteers brought joy to children in need around the world. Each gift-filled shoebox is a tangible... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Seniors….Beware of AT&T…

My wife wanted to upgrade our cell phones at the AT&T Audubon store on White Horse Pike while keeping the same basic plan that we’ve had for several years. Little did we know until we received our bank statement that we discovered a $300 monthly increase on our monthly auto pay AT&T bill!! They piled additional services and an extra line onto our bill. People working at these stores are paid on a commission basis and earn their income by selling you high-cost add ons. WARNING TO SENIOR CITIZENS…..Beware of what they are selling and what you are buying. Robert... Read more →

LETTERS TO EDITOR: Thank you Veterans

I hope this email finds you well. On this Veterans Day, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to all the veterans who have selflessly served our country. Thier dedication and sacrifice have played an integral role in shaping the freedom we cherish today. America is truly a great nation, and it's because of individuals like them who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to the ideals that make this country exceptional. Thier bravery, resilience, and sacrifices have not only protected our way of life but have also inspired countless others. As we reflect on the significance of... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Influx of Asylum Seekers into New York City

NEW YORK, NY - Over the past eighteen months, New York City has seen a dramatic increase in newcomers, many of whom have arrived in our nation seeking safe haven. In responding to this new challenge, the City—government, the nonprofit sector, and faith-based organizations—have worked hard to meet the demand for services. The time has now come for a full, coordinated response by federal, state, and local authorities. To begin with, the federal government must expedite employment authorizations for qualifying individuals, so that they can fill important jobs in the New York economy and care for their families. Likewise, Congress... Read more →

Who In Gloucester City Is Looking Out For The Taxpayers?

By Robert S. Bevan Former Mayor of The City of Gloucester City GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--Think of Gloucester City as a corporation providing services to the community—public safety, trash collection, maintenance of city-owned properties and our water and sewerage department. Our Board of Directors are elected to make sure we get the best “bang for our buck”. Take a look at your latest tax bill and you’ll find that local taxes are now 57% of our total tax bill! Retired people on fixed income can no longer pay our public servants three or four times more money than... Read more →


A Commendable Act of Kindness

Dear Mr. Cleary, Sometimes, the negative aspects of Gloucester City overshadow the positive things that happen in our community. It's important to recognize and appreciate the good deeds that often go unnoticed. One such act of kindness was carried out by a resident named Matthew Pino. On or around June 15th (the exact date is not known), Mr. Pino intervened when a theft was taking place at a Route 130 Liquor Store in Gloucester City. Sadly, he sustained an injury in the process - he broke his foot. However, despite his injury, he continued to subdue the suspect. In the... Read more →


What Can Gloucester City Do For Me

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 20, 2023)(CNBNews)--For the last three years, our "Chief of Police" has simultaneously served as our "City Administrator". Despite being intended as a temporary arrangement, this situation has persisted for an extended period. It is CNBNEWS GRAPHIC FILES concerning that our City Administrator is responsible for representing the best interests of taxpayers while also being involved in labor negotiations with the police union, PBA Local 40. The Police Benevolent Association Local 40 is the collective bargaining unit representing the police officers employed by the residents of Gloucester City. Those negotiations involving the police chief/temporary city administrator could... Read more →


As an old football coach, I had some good teams and some great teams. The difference between good and great was determined by the effort put forth by these teams. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The great teams work harder than average teams. Our GLOUCESTER CITY DEPARTMENTS do a good job, but to many of our employees, that’s good enough! With a little more effort, they can be great departments. Most City employees who live in Gloucester City will benefit from the quality of work they do to improve the overall environment in our town. Take pride in your jobs. You... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: You Can Help Sustain Center City's Recovery

Philadelphia has restored all 120,000 jobs that were lost in the spring of 2020, according to recent federal employment data. But that doesn’t mean everyone is back. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR On weekends, visitors, shoppers, and tourists are at 92% of 2019 levels and 74% on weekdays. There are more people living in Center City than three years ago, but only 64% of all workers are back on a regular basis with return rates at 50% in the office district. While the world in 2024 will be different from 2019, the vitality of Center City and the jobs it provides... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Deptford Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Harassment

A couple of years ago, local news reported on the captioned officer being charged for Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault for allegedly strangling a woman during a September 30, 2021, domestic violence incident. A sample article is on-line here. As for the outcome, I learned via an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's office that Ford pleaded guilty on February 2, 2023, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR to a single, amended charge of Harassment, a petty disorderly persons offense. The Judgement of Conviction is on-line here. The officer was sentenced to no jail, probation or fine,... Read more →

A Message from Gloucester City Mayor Dayl Baile

I would like to thank the parade committee for doing a great job on a wonderful parade. And, a special thank you to Danny Spencer parade committee chair. We still continue to work with the developer on the pier to help them work through their permit process. We are also working with other developers interested in coming to the City. Please help us keep the city clean by not putting your trash out until 6 PM the night before your collection and please put it in a container. This will help to keep the animals from getting in it. We... Read more →

CNB News Letter to Editor: Presidential Candidate Request Political Asylum/Protective Custody

Posted on February 18, 2023 by rwm4prez2012 I am a US Citizen, I hereby request political asylum/protective custody in the US within a secure facility, preferably in or near Washington, DC, or alternatively Cheyenne Mountain, CO. My rationale: I have certain extraordinary capabilities, knowledge and experiences that should be researched and documented. I agree to cooperate with this. I am very vulnerable to injury or political violence which could damage this. Obviously, I could not do this if deceased. Attacks could come from certain pro-Zionist/Israel reactionaries, rightist or leftist extremists and/or the Israeli Mossad. I request further communication. Robert Milnes... Read more →


Did the Gloucester Concerned Citizen’s group prevent a train wreck that could have been as bad as the recent one in Ohio? In the late 1970s, a group of “concerned citizens” led by Bob Bevan and Louisa Llewellyn protested about the conditions of the railroad crossings throughout Gloucester City, NJ. Tank cars filled with toxic and poisonous chemicals traveled from DuPont’s Chemical Plant in Pennsville to Camden City and beyond on poorly maintained tracks. After a month of contracting Conrail and state and federal politicians with no response, Mr. Bevan and Mrs. Llewellyn decided to take action by placing a... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Beware of Fake Links to Harry Potter Video Game Hogwarts Legacy

Following Friday's worldwide release of the hugely anticipated Harry Potter video game Hogwarts Legacy, cybercriminals have been creating fake download links in an attempt to target US fans with malware. Here are some comments from cybersecurity company NordVPN: CNBNews graphic file Marijus Briedis, cybersecurity expert at NordVPN, comments: “The global demand for Hogwarts Legacy and recent changes in the video game industry have given hackers a clear path into the world of Harry Potter. “Physical sales of PC and console games have been falling rapidly and digital downloads now dominate the market. Few games can match the hype that surrounds... Read more →

IT IS ILLEGAL TO BLOCK OFF A PARKING SPOT; Where Are The Gloucester City Police?

West Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ (photo recently provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 8, 20223)(CNBNewsnet)--Bob Eberle, a longtime resident of West Market Street and the city of Gloucester City, notified the public in October about the transient residents living in that block, saving parking spots in front of their rentals, with empty trash cans and other objects. Eberle says that local police ride by scenes like the one above every day and do nothing about it even though the person responsible is breaking the N.J. Admin. Code § 19:4-8.2 CNBNews contacted Lt. Jason Flood, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police... Read more →

Club for Growth Praises Republicans for Electing McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to the election of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. CNBNews graphic file “Republicans took great strides in returning democratic principles to the U.S. House of Representatives. For too long, Speaker Pelosi ran the House like an iron-fisted despot. This is how Democrats have pushed spending and inflation and the rest of their radical, woke agenda. Now the Republicans will be unified, leadership will return to its’ intended role, and Members will have their voices heard. Our elected officials can now... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Media Bias Evident This Red Wave, Especially In Coverage & Polling of Senate Races

By Marc Ang The media’s double standard with regards to what races are competitive is especially glaring, when it comes to the marquis Senate races in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania and the lack of coverage of other potentially competitive races in New Hampshire or even Washington. Only RealClearPolitics has taken historical and consistent polling errors and integrated it into their model for analysis. Prognosticators like Cook remain Democrat biased and this is proven in their consistent misses in past cycles, with Nate Silver’s 538 among the worst offenders. RCP’s projections are therefore much more to the right of the others... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE ED: Are You Finally Ready for Change?

Voters of Gloucester City, are you finally ready for change? Are you tired of failed redevelopment projects on the riverfront and elsewhere? Are you tired of ever-rising taxes and rampant cronyism? Do you want a fresh start for our beloved Gloucester City? You can take a major step in a new direction by electing Republicans Fanning, Muller, and Kates for Gloucester City Council At-Large! Whether you vote by mail, take advantage of early in-person voting or vote the traditional way on Election Day, November 8th the best thing you can do for your community and yourselves is to vote for... Read more →

CNBNews Point of View: What Would Those Running For Gloucester City Council Do?

Looking at the parking problems near the Middle School mentioned by Mr. Eberle and the derelict vehicles parked throughout the west side of Gloucester City, the question is why those running our City allow these problems to exist. City ordinances were passed in the 1960s designating the police and later the Housing Authority, to enforce that legislation. But in most cases nothing is done. Unless you complain loud enough, then and only then will action be taken. Earlier this year, we pointed out similar vehicles violating the city statutes parked on Little Ridgeway Street. Thankfully after that problem was made... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Ongoing Parking Problems by the Middle School and throughout the West Side of Gcity

Corner of Market and Joy Streets (photo provided) DEAR EDITOR Attached are photos of the ongoing parking problems (parked on the corner and in both crosswalks) at the intersection of Market and Joy Sts., which is across the street from the Middle School. We have a privilege problem with people who believe they are entitled to convenient parking while ignoring public safety. Public safety is a fundamental right, and driving and everything associated with it is a privilege. As I leave for work in the morning, I drive by cars parked on the corners or in crosswalks or blocking fire... Read more →

Glassboro-Camden Line Presentation Oct. 13 at 7 PM

Join us in Wenonah on Thursday evening, October 13 The Glassboro-Camden Line will significantly impact transportation in South Jersey. The new commuter rail line will benefit thousands of commuters while strengthening communities, creating jobs, bolstering economies, and promoting economic development. Join GCL Project Team members for an informational and Q&A session on October 13 in Wenonah, NJ. When: Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 11 N Monroe Ave, Wenonah, NJ 08090 [Directions] The Glassboro-Camden Line improves transit service along the Glassboro to Camden corridor, focusing on increasing mobility and improving links between established communities,... Read more →


The Bridge Eco Village, located inside a former Catholic school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a development company that services disadvantaged people. Together with Rotten Concepts, a design company that specializes in haunted fare, the two entities are currently holding an event that attracted the attention of the Catholic League. Here is Bill Donohue’s response. September 29, 2022 Gary Gilliam The Bridge Eco Village [email protected] Dennis Miller Rotten Concepts [email protected] Dear Sirs: The idea of using a former Catholic school as the site for a Halloween “haunted house”—what is happening at the former Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg—seems bizarre, to... Read more →

CNBNews Guest Opinion: Meet The New White Supremacists

By Catholic League president Bill Donohue Blacks need not fear right-wing white supremacists—there are too few of these crazies to matter—but they need to fear well-educated white liberals. They have become the real white supremacists. CNBNews Guest Opinion If we define white supremacists as white persons who believe in the inherent inferiority of blacks, members of the Klan come to mind. But white liberals should also come to mind. That is because they don't believe blacks have the ability to raise themselves up by themselves. White liberals have given up on equal opportunity. This explains why they are constantly dreaming... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: COVID Giveaways

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Did you know the original purpose of the Secret Service Agency was to protect our money supply? The agency was started by Abraham Lincoln who apparently never thought a well-trained and well-armed security force to protect the President was a necessity. Move forward 157 years and most people think the Secret Service Agency's purpose as only protecting the government officials. But the "Feds" are very much still in the money business. CBS News ran an article on Friday, August 26, 2022, interviewing the agent-in-charge of getting back the COVID small-business funds sent to "idle" or... Read more →

CNBNews Guest Opinion: Amazon’s Robot Workforce Could Doom The American Worker

By Jason Boyce The year is 2030. Most humans have been replaced by machines in U.S. warehouses and factories. Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to find jobs as robots pack, sort, ship, and carry out the myriad duties that just ten years ago were the purview of living, breathing workers. There are little job prospects in sight for these workers as automation has completely taken over numerous industries. As fictitious as this sounds, it is not a scene out of a science-fiction novel, but instead a scenario that could occur in the very near future. Take,... Read more →

Is Amtrak Being Use for Illegal Immigrants to Cross Border

CNBNews graphic file By Casey Harper | The Center Square Aug 17, 2022 (The Center Square) – Lawmakers sent a letter to Amtrak Wednesday requesting a briefing as well as all documents related to how taxpayer subsidized Amtrak may be used to transfer illegal immigrants across the border. The Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee signed the letter, led by railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark. “Due to the dysfunctional border policies of the Biden Administration, the United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) recorded an unprecedented number of border encounters in... Read more →


Upcoming Nicholson Road Shutdown will also Shutdown Gloucester City's Economy

SHOWN ABOVE, Nicholson Road, heading east into Gloucester City, NJ. Due to construction work on the freeway Nicholson Road, a significant thorofare for traffic in and out of Gloucester City will be closed soon. One of the other major roads for traffic is nearby Klemm Avenue which is also closed for several years due to the same freeway work. The sign reads ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 22, 2022. THIS ROAD IS TO BE CLOSED FOR REPAIR. PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTE. (CNBNews photo credit) Gloucester City has only six entrance roads. For several years Klemm Avenue has been shut down for the... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Massachusetts Medical Society Condemns Attacks Against Boston Children's Hospital

“The Massachusetts Medical Society and its 25,000 physician and student members condemn the attacks against Boston Children’s Hospital and its pediatric transgender health program. “The Medical Society decries all acts of bigotry, including aggression and threats aimed at patients and families seeking evidence-based, medically appropriate and necessary care and the health care workers who strive to deliver care in a safe and inclusive setting. Actions that disrupt access to health care are dangerous, unacceptable, and reprehensible. “These unjust and hateful threats not only contradict the Medical Society’s assertion that health care is a basic human right, but also reflect the... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Increase in Anti-Catholic Incidents

BILL DONAHUE I The Catholic League The recent flurry of anti-Catholic incidents at home and abroad is a disturbing reminder of how deeply entrenched this genre of bigotry is. The incidents are not in any way a coordinated attack, though some commonalities are evident, the most obvious being that they are all driven by left-wing players. It was reported in Canada last week that there has been a huge increase in anti-Catholic hate crimes: between 2020 and 2021, they shot up by 260 percent. Churches have been burned to the ground, stained-glass windows have been smashed and acts of desecration... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Rep. Norcross Supports Marriage Act

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe and took away the freedom for millions of Americans to make their own decisions about their body, they opened the door to revoking other freedoms, like the right to same-sex marriage. Last week, House Democrats responded by passing legislation, the Respect for Marriage Act, to enshrine the right to marry who you love into federal law. During the bill’s consideration, I went to the House floor to share a personal story and implore my colleagues to vote for the bill. Here are my remarks: CLICK TO WATCH MY SPEECH ON THE HOUSE FLOOR This... Read more →

NRA-ILA Opinion: Armed Good Guy Stops the Bad Guy

source NRA-ILA On July 19, 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken was shopping with his girlfriend at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind. when a gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in the food court. Upon witnessing the heinous crime, Dicken acted. The young man drew the Glock handgun he was concealed carrying and engaged the shooter as he gestured for others to flee. According to reports, Dicken initially confronted the shooter at a distance of 30-40 yards. Demonstrating significant marksmanship under pressure, the armed citizen neutralized the threat in just 15 seconds - landing 8 of 10 shots on the... Read more →

CNBNews OPINION: Why Should Gloucester City Taxpayers Have to Complain About an Obvious Safety Issue?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 20, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Since Gloucester City residents are paying some of the highest property taxes in New Jersey; you would think those residents would at least have working street lights. But that is not the case in this small city of two and half square miles. We received several complaints recently about street lights being out on side streets and major highways in the City. The people say they have reached out to Department Heads and received no satisfaction. They have also called PSE&G. Below are two of the complaints. Two street... Read more →

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Gloucester City & Bellmawr CITED; Good News; Big Change at Moorestown Mall; Nudity in NJ; CNBNews Opinion

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY and BELLMAWR AMONG 57 VIOLATING LAW--The NJ Office of the State Comptroller released a report last week regarding some municipalities' illegal use of sick leave. The Comptroller’s report stated that 95% of the 60 towns it surveyed were not following laws limiting sick leave payments. According to the Comptroller said these communities were wasting taxpayer funds which add to higher property tax bills. Only three of those 60 complied with the 2007/2010 law. Many towns allow public workers to convert unused sick days into yearly bonuses. Some promised to make extensive... Read more →

CNBNews Comment Rules: No More Unsigned Remarks

We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, street address, phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we request is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back up your statement. If a person is a regular contributor and only wants to use their first or last name with their comment we will allow that as long as we know the individual. I appreciate your... Read more →

Media Fails The Public Once Again

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Supreme Court ends its 2021-2022 term today. It also ends a particularly embarrassing time for the media. On June 24, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade; it also ruled 6-3 to uphold the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Astonishingly, many media outlets got the story wrong. The following media outlets incorrectly reported that the decision to overturn Roe was 6-3: Washington Post USA Today Yahoo Fox News New York Post New York Daily News Daily Caller Washington Free Beacon Forbes Fortune The Hill New York Magazine... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: What's New in the Country

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor image courtesy of (CNBNews)(July 1, 2022)--The past few weeks have been very active, if not confusing, concerning what has been in the news. A lot of people these days get their news online which is like reading the first paragraph of a book. There's a lot more behind the headlines. Let's take a look: 1. Disaster on the Border - Two days ago a semi was found in San Antonio, Texas. A city worker heard cries from inside. He found more than 60 illegal immigrants inside, most of them dead. There was no... Read more →

Opinion: Jane's Revenge Promises A Night of Terror If Roe v Wade Is Overturned

The Honorable Merrick Garland CNBNews graphic file Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Garland: As president of the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization, I am requesting that you immediately deploy the full resources of the Department of Justice to apprehend and prosecute domestic terrorists who have recently attacked Catholic individuals, vandalized Catholic churches and torched Catholic-operated crisis pregnancy centers. We have witnessed a rash of vandalism against Catholic churches, fire bombings of crisis pregnancy centers (many of which are run by Catholics), Masses being interrupted, illegal protests outside the homes... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Gun Violence...Speaking Up About The Unspeakable

CNBNews graphic files By Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, and Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD Mr. Pullin is president and CEO of Virtua Health. Mr. O’Dowd is co-president and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. The right to bear arms has existed since we became a nation. So, too, has the risk of violence that extensive gun ownership creates in our society. Unfortunately, recent mass shooting incidents, fueled by hatred or mental illness, have sparked a great deal of fear and confusion among Americans. As health care leaders, our concern centers on the treatment of those who are victims of senseless gun... Read more →

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Please Don't Park Your Car On My Sidewalk

Must we be reminded of State Laws when it comes to our property? Shouldn’t it be a simple courtesy to respect our neighbor's property? Yes, I think so too. So I’m asking, please do not park your vehicle on my sidewalk. I don’t need the expense of repairing/replacing a water/sewer line connected to my home. Some vehicles that have parked on the sidewalk are PSEG trucks, police vehicles, delivery drivers aka UPS, Postoffice, Amazon, Mister Softee, rude neighbors and their out-of-town friends, Mr. Softee, and so on. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Really folks, please give me the respect I have... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: A Catholic, A Protestant, and A Muslin

The Muslim religion is the fastest-growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races. Last month I attended the training. During the training session, there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim faiths, who each explained their beliefs. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Muslim gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers. When it was my turn, I directed my question to the... Read more →

The Political Elite Is Going After Trump's Jugular Vein

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2022)--For the entire four-year term of Trump's presidency, the Democrats and some Republicans never stopped slandering him or his family. Their numerous impeachments all failed. Although Trump has been out of office for 18 plus months the Political Elite are not through with him. Their latest scheme is to put him on trial during prime time television. Tonight's televised hearing by the Congressional House Select Democratic Committee is just one of a series of televised performances that will be presented by the committee leading up to the November midterm election... Read more →

NRA-ILA OPINION: Gun Control is About Stripping Rights NOT Stopping Crime

Economics has a concept called “revealed preference.” The gist is that a person’s observed actions reveal more about their preferences than what a person might profess to prefer. As applied to anti-gun politicians, despite all the noise they might make about stopping the criminal misuse of guns, their actions reveal that their policies are designed to attack the rights of law-abiding Americans. Consider, anti-gun politicians ceaselessly propose new gun control laws they claim will stop criminal actors from misusing firearms. However, many of these same policymakers are indifferent to the woeful federal prosecution rates of those who misuse or try... Read more →

OPINION: Third-Party Sellers On Amazon Need A Hand

By Jason Boyce While fast e-commerce growth has helped small entrepreneurs grow their businesses, these brands are seeing diminishing returns in a continually growing market. Mainly because a handful of Big Tech companies, like Amazon and Google, GUEST OPINION are consolidating their power and using it to create hurdles for online sellers. To lend support to the millions of merchants selling on online platforms and ensure a competitive marketplace where they can thrive, Congress and the FTC are beginning to show signs of reining in Big Tech. Enforcing existing law and passing modernized antitrust legislation this year is a must.... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Healing Touch of Flowers

What has happened to the committee who decorates our city with flowers in the spring? Beautiful urns were purchased a few years back and they sit empty. There used to be beautiful hanging baskets on Monmouth St but I don’t see them any longer. I see other small communities, i.e. Westville with their urns/vessels decorated with beautiful spring flowers, but not Gloucester City. All I see is trash cans, sometimes empty, sometimes filled with trash, otherwise the trash is on the sidewalk or in the gutters. If I recall, flowers make us smile, make us happy, cheer us up when... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: A Busy Month for FACT

Another busy month has passed and I'd like to update you on some of our recent notable work. First, FACT filed a complaint against Congressman Kai Kahele of Hawaii. House ethics rules prohibit Representatives from taking official action when they have a conflict of interest. In this case, Rep. Kahele was employed by Hawaiian Airlines while simultaneously serving on a Congressional committee and co-sponsoring bills that directly affected his employer, Hawaiian Airlines. Making matters worse, these were bills that Hawaiian Airlines lobbied on, including one that provided tax credits to the airline industry. We sought an investigation into this apparent... 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 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 →