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August 2006


ENHANCING GLOUCESTER CITY’S IMAGE-If the Gloucester City Public Works Department still have their paintbrushes available it would be nice if they put a fresh coat of paint on the traffic barrier at the Little League Field at the foot of Monmouth Street. Doesn't it make you wonder who is responsible for allowing this barrier to rust away? This is an... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE September (8) Cumberland Scrimmage (A) 6:00 (16) Schalick (H) 11:00 (23) Penns Grove (A) 11:00 (30) Woodstown (H) 10:30 October (7) Pitman (H) 10:30 (13) Glassboro (A) 7:00 (21) Pennsville (A) 2:00 (28) Salem (H) 11:00 November (4) Clayton (A) 2:00 (11) NJSIAA Playoff (18) NJSIAA Playoff (23) Gloucester Catholic (A) 10:30 Read more →


Jim E. Ferry Sr. Succumbs To Cancer; Member of Numerous Organizations Funeral Services To Be Held Saturday At Saint Marys Church Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday September 2 at 11:30 am at Saint Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street for Jim E. Ferry Sr., of Gloucester City, who passed away on August 28, 2006 at the age of... Read more →

Westville News

COUNCIL SPECIAL FLIP FLOP HAMBURGER WITH LOST FREEDOM FRIES Louis Achilles, owner of Grabbes Restaurant on Delsea Drive in Westville has posted a new lunch special on his tavern sign called a “Council Special Flip Flop Hamburger with Lost Freedom Fries”. Achilles an outspoken critic of the use of eminent domain in his community has been fighting against a controversial... Read more →


Carl J. Norton Former DeSimone Cadillac Salesman Carl J. Norton, of Westville passed away on August 21, 2006. He was 74. He is survived by his former wife Delores A. Daniels; 3 sons, Carl, Jr., Barry (Lois) and Darryl (Carol); 2 daughters, Dianne Kelly (Otis) and Lynn Garnet (Kenny); one sister, Bertha Brown; 18 grandchildren; 7 great grand children; a... Read more →


Anna Mae Hughes Succumbs Age 81; Formerly Of Bellmawr Anna Mae Hughes, (nee Rafferty), of Pitman died suddenly on August 24, 2006, of at the age of 81 A former resident of Bellmawr she is survived by children: James (Nona), Elaine, Helen Stoutenburg (John), Patricia Reimann (Keith) and the late Timothy. Dear grandmother of Angelina, Timmy, Alexandra, Kenny, Christina, Nicholas,... Read more →


Charles ‘Chiz’ Van Meter age 95 Was Born In Gloucester City Charles Van Meter, of Medords, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2006 at the age of 95. Born in Gloucester City, in 1910, Chiz was a long-time resident of Stone Harbor from 1944 and later moved to Cape May Court House. He was a trumpet player in several orchestras... Read more →


Mrs. Rita Duer 84 years old Life long Brooklawn Resident Mrs. Rita Duer (nee Rossiler), of Brooklawn, passed away on August 25, 2006 at Laurel Oaks Nursing Home, Voorhees. She was 84 years old. Mrs. Duer was born in Liverpool, England and has resided in Brooklawn for over 55 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and gardening. She was the beloved... Read more →


Gerald “Jay Bird” Sturmfels Funeral Services Monday Services will be held on Monday August 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Etherington Funeral Home 700 Powell Street for Gerald Edward Sturmfels, of Gloucester City who died on August 25, 2006 at the age of 49. Mr. Sturmfels, known to his friends as Jay Bird, was an excellent banjo... Read more →


Services on Monday Stephen Adamski Active With The Boy Scouts And The Gloucester City Little League Funeral services will be held Monday, August 28, for Stephen Adamski, 47, of Gloucester City who died suddenly on August 23, 2006. He was 47. Mr. Adamski was very active as a Cub master and Scout master for Pack and Troop #165 in Gloucester... Read more →


Thomas J. Haskins Jr. Age 58 Dept. of Defense Chief of Police Viewing Sunday August 27th Funeral services will be held Monday, August 28 at the Gardner Funeral Home, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede for Thomas J. Haskins, Sr., of Bellmawr, who passed away on August 20, 2006. A former resident of Woodbury Mr. Haskins was a Mason, a... Read more →

New Homes construction in city

Grand Opening This Weekend Meadowbrook Run Construction Has Begun By Bill Cleary The first major housing construction that has occurred in Gloucester City in many years is underway with flying colors. Work on Beazer Homes Meadowbrook Run being built on the grounds of the former Starlite Drive In, Route 130, and Klemm Avenue began recently and the first home is... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY PUBLIC Works employees have been busy painting the park benches at the playgrounds throughout the city over the past week. If you recall several weeks ago we made mention that the benches at the playgrounds were in desperate need of some tender loving care, meaning paint. Apparently are plea didn’t fall on deaf ears. Pictured is the freshly... Read more →

ClearysNotebook: Kudos To The City Highway Department By William E. Cleary, Publisher Emeritus I noticed that some work has been done recently to the $100,000 Three Corner Park, at Burlington and Middlesex Streets. The park now has three working swings and two sliding boards; a $100,000 doesn’t buy much these days. It is nice to see the “powers to be”... Read more →

About Gloucester Catholic High School

Location and facilities 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Phone: 856.456.4400 Fax: 856.456.3599 Gloucester Catholic is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, in Gloucester City, New Jersey. The school's proximity to Philadelphia allows the students' education to be enhanced through frequent field trips and participation in available cultural activities. School programs are housed in three buildings. In the... Read more →

St. Marys Parish Bulletin

FIRST CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT AND SOCIAL NIGHT Hosted by Good Counsel Homes, founded by Fr. Benedict Groeschel and Chris Bell, will be held on Friday, Oct. 6th, to raise funds for a local Good Counsel Home for homeless Moms and their children, born and preborn. 1 pm shotgun at Pitman Golf Club followed by a social/dinner Dance from 7 –... Read more →

August 24, 2006 NEWS

Celebration September 9th Gloucester City Memorial Athletic Assn “Mustangs” Celebrate 60TH Anniversary By Bart Rettew THE BEGINNING - 1946 The year was 1946 and WW-II was over. Many veterans were now returning home to resume their lives that were interrupted by the War. A group of young, local former high school athletes got together and started what was known as,... Read more →


Robert O. Wendler Resident Of Brooklawn For 53 Years A Lutheran Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the McCann Healey Funeral Home for Robert O. Wendler, of Brooklawn who passed away on August 20, 2006 at the age of 78. A former resident of Gloucester City Mr. Wendler resided in Brooklawn for 53 years.... Read more →


Services Friday for Anna M. Latini Longtime Dental Receptionist Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Friday, August 25 at Sacred Heart Church, Kings Highway, Mt. Ephraim for Anna M. Latini (nee Nardelli) of Mt. Ephraim who passed away on August 19, 2006. She was 85. Mrs. Latini worked as a dental receptionist for 33 years for... Read more →


Lessons We Learn As We Grow Older As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your... Read more →


To have your reunion listed on this site e-mail Gloucester Catholic High School, Class of 1957, reunion Oct. 12-14. Looking for classmates. Call 609-967-4064 or e-mail __________________________________________________________________________________ Gloucester Catholic High School, Class of 1961, 45th reunion, Oct. 27-29, Atlas Inn, Cape May, contact Maureen Kenney Grello at 856-456-2318, e-mail or e-mail ___________________________________________________________________________________ Gloucester City High School,... Read more →


Herbert R. Riggins S.J. Umpires Assn. Member 32 Years Funeral services will be held Monday, August 21, at the Ellis-Stiefel Funeral Home, 301 Highland Ave. for Herbert R. Riggins, 78, of Westville who passed away August 16, 2006 at the Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury. Monday’s viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m. A former employee... Read more →


Joseph A. Milloro Services Monday August 21st Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 21, at the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home 700 Powell St., Gloucester City for Joseph A. Milloro, 55, of Gloucester City, who died on August 18, 2006. The viewing will be Monday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. There will be no evening viewing.... Read more →

Bills Point of View

photo by Bill Cleary THE DEMOLITION of the 70 homes that were taken under eminent domain to make way for a new Middle School in Gloucester City is almost complete. As of last week there were only four properties remaining. This photo was taken on Fifth Street. The area looks like a vast desert. How sad for those people who... Read more →