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Situation:  Continued Flood Recovery 

The recent storms have been added to the States post event Disaster Declaration. While we seek to maximize any/all possible State and FEMA Disaster resources to our residents/businesses we seek to provide content expert/best practices to assist in your recovery. 

All of the usual places, including a few additional, were impacted by the > 4” of water received in 12-20 hours  which approximates what we receive in the month of June in town. 

All City Departments were in an “All Hands Operating” mode during the storms. DPW and Environmental Utilities clearing culverts, filling standpipes, monitoring pump stations wells, placing barricades, etc; FD responding to emergencies including approximately 3-4 dozen dewaterings/rescues, PD assisting with same as well as diverting traffic where needed, etc. Collectively we have been working with our County, State and Federal partners before, during and after the storm.  Preliminary Damage assessments have been performed and continue. Please utilize the below links to assist you in your recovery and know we are here for you as always. 

NOTE: As  always if you’re thinking about calling 911 due to a structural and/or safety concern please do so.

Gloucester Dam Project – Construction Update



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US News & Report Names Gloucester City High School As ‘One Of America’s Best’

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May 8, 2019 : Gloucester City – Where Great Things are Happening!

According to new research, Gloucester City is recognized as the most affordable suburb closest to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The website states that there are actually affordable suburbs with low crime rates and reasonable commutes in the Garden State “that you’d like to live in.”

The article “Bargains in the Burbs: The 11 Most Affordable Options Outside the Big Cities,” by Lance Lambert on May 6, 2019, identified Hillside in Union County and Gloucester City in Camden County as two of the most affordable suburbs in the country that are located outside of major U.S. cities.

“You don’t have to go far from downtown Philadelphia to find a burb with some really cheap homes,” the website says. “Right across the Delaware River (the boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey) is Gloucester City, with its historic working-class communities and fantastic views of the Philly skyline. Many of the century-old homes here are two or three stories and can be found for under $100,000.”…

To determine the most affordable suburbs outside of major cities “that you’d like to live in,” looked at ZIP codes within the 11 largest metropolitan areas and then filtered out homes with a high crime rate and a commute into city centers that is more than an hour. From there, they ranked the remaining ZIP codes by median home list prices between April 2018 and March 2019.


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