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September 2006


Lions Beat The Woodies, Final Score 19-7 Gloucester City High School Football team won their first game of the season today, Saturday, September 30 beating Woodstown High School by a score of 19-7. On the opening kickoff Scott Loughlin, #20 caught the ball on the 15 yard line and almost went all the way before being stopped at mid-field.Gloucester High's record now is one and two, having lost their first two games. The Lions play at home next Saturday, October 5 against Pitman. Kickoff is... Read more →

Obits (Gieseke)

Bernice Gieseke, life long member of Episcopal Church Bernice M. Gieseke, (nee Pollitt) of Gloucester City passed away on September 28, 2006, at the age of 99. Mrs. Gieseke was a world traveler, visiting Europe several times, once having the opportunity to visit the Crown Prince of Lichtenstein. She was able to engage in several unusual activities after the age of 85. In Florida, her son-in -law took her for a ride in his motorcycle; in California, she flew in a hot air balloon and... Read more →


Scores from September 29 TRI COUNTY CLASSIC (FOOTBALL) Gloucester Catholic Friday Night Rams 21, Cumberland 7 Field Hockey Rams 1, Highland 4 TRI COUNTY Gloucester High Girls Soccer Lions 1, Clayton 4 Boys Soccer Lions 0, Clayton 6 Field Hockey Lions 0, Glassboro 2 Read more →

Pet Tips

Dog owners warned over sugar-free items Fri Sep 29, 6:56 PM ET Keep those sugarless treats out of Fido's reach. Veterinarians warned on Friday that a commonly used sweetener might cause liver failure in dogs, and perhaps even kill them. Their report in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association appears to strengthen the suspected link between the sugar substitute xylitol, thought to make dogs sick, and possible liver failure. Xylitol, a naturally occurring product, is found in many sugar-free chewing gums, candies, baked... Read more →


Tri County (Girls Soccer) Sept. 27 Regina Bucher and Lauren Ross handled the offensive chores and Marcie Hutchinson posted a shutout as host Gloucester High defeated crosstown rival Gloucester Catholic, 2-0. Boys Soccer Overbrook 4 Gloucester High 2 Field Hockey Gloucester High 2 Gloucester Catholic 0 Read more →

Obit (Baker)

Funeral Services Monday For Area Resident Killed In Auto Accident Funeral services for Bronson J. Baker, of Franklinvilee, who died in a auto accident on Sunday, September 24, 2006 will be held on Monday at the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede. The viewing will be from 10 am to 1 pm followed by the services. Mr. Baker, age 18, is a former resident of Bellmawr. According to the police report he was killed when the Ford Mustang convertible he was driving flipped and struck a utility... Read more →

welcome home

Welcome Home Army Spc. Billy Wrigley Party Thursday Night at The Pirates Den By Bill Cleary U.S. Army Specialist Elwood "Billy" Wrigley is on his way home after eight years of serving his country in the Armed Forces. He served with N.AT.O and did two tours in Afghanistan. He will be home from Madrid, Spain on Thursday September 28th. A Welcome Home Elwood Party will be held from 7 pm to 2 am that evening at The Pirate’s Den, Broadway and Essex Street, Gloucester City... Read more →

OBITS (Farrar)

William Farrar Sr., Westville Resident 32 Years William F. Farrar Sr., age 84, of Westville died September 24, 2006 in Philadelphia.Born in New York City, he had been a resident of Westville for 32 years. A graduate of Rider College, he received his Master´s degree from Temple Uiversity and he worked as a Special Education Teacher for the Philadelphia School System from 1969-1989. He served in the US Army during World War II with the 25th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater. He was also... Read more →

OBITS (McKibbon)

Funeral Thursday for Owner of Lynam’s Amusements Lynam, David McKibbon, died on September 24, 2006 at his home in Westville, where he lived for over 44 years. He was 78. David was an Army Veteran serving from 1948-1951. He owned and operated Lynam's Amusements for over 50 years and was a member of the International Independent Showman's Club Assn. in Gibsington, FL. He was the husband of the late Ella May (nee Sergeant). Survived by daughter Debbie (Earl) Derrickson of Williamstown, sons David M., Sr.... Read more →


GIRLS SOCCER (TRI-COUNTY) RAMS Amanda Trabosh collected two goals and set up two more, and freshman Marisa Kinsey notched her first as Gloucester Catholic remained unbeaten with a 5-0 rout of visiting Glassboro. LIONS Behind Erin MacAdams' (photo) two goals, Gloucester High chalked up its second win with a 2-0 victory over visiting Wildwood. BOYS SOCCER (TRI-COUNTY) RAMS Pitman (5-2) outgunned Diamond Division leader Gloucester Catholic (5-2) by 4-1 behind a three-goal performance from Steve Snyder. FIELD HOCKEY (Tri-County) Clearview 2 LIONS 1 Read more →

A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words

Bill, It’s refreshing to click onto your website. Yes, I agree “there are always two sides to every story”. The hard part is reporting the story in the most unbiased way possible and then and only then can the reader form his/her own opinion. On the subject in question. So far you have been successful in doing this. The record will show that the county-backed local democratic machine has held power thirty-seven of the last forty years in our community! Amazing! Independents gained control for... Read more →

OBITS (Walters)

Robert Reed Walters Former City Volunteer Fireman Robert Reed Walters of Connecticut died suddenly, on September 23, 2006. He was 31. A former resident of Gloucester City he is survived by his parents David H. Walters and Marie C. (nee Daley) of Gloucester City. Father of Adam R. Walters and Robert M. Walters both at home in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Dear Brother of David Walters, Michael (Tracy) Walters, Ryan (Amy) Walters, Eric (Stephanie) Walters, Nicholas (Sabrina) Walters, Anthony (Kimberly) Walters and Denise Kudelsky. Grandson of Ida... Read more →

Former Mt. Ephraim Mayor Upset With BOE By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Although the new addition at Mount Ephraim’s Mary Bray School is up and running, district officials still have some pesky waters to navigate.Gaskill Avenue resident Joseph Wolk told Board of Education members last week that his backyard was under several inches of water following recent rainstorms, due to runoff from Mary Bray. Wolk explained that the water flows off school grounds onto his property now because of the drop in elevation between the... Read more →

OBITS (Nonemaker)

Thomas Nonemaker Owner of A-Bo Painting Thomas J. Nonemaker Jr., age 39, of Bellmawr died suddenly on September 21, 2006. Mr. Nonemaker was raised in Gloucester City and was a 1985 graduate of Gloucester City High School. He currently lived in Bellmawr and was the owner of A-Bo Painting in Bellmawr for the last five years. Thomas loved music, sports and was an extremely passionate Philadelphia Eagles Football Fan. Son of the late Thomas J. Nonemaker, Sr. and Nancy C. (nee Burkman). Brother of Wendy... Read more →

Local Sports

Gloucester Catholic High School Football McKenney Passes For 222 Yards Led by Gloucester Catholic’s quarterback Ray McKenney, who threw 14 passes for 222 yards, the Rams beat Overbrook 35-0 in a game played yesterday. The Rams defense held Overbrook to two first downs. McKenney hit George Spingler for touchdowns of 9 and 25 yards and Mike Calzonetti on a short 3-yard pass to make it 21-0. Read more →


Atlantic League Baseball Playoffs Start Tuesday MLN Newswire-(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2006) – The Long Island Ducks and Camden Riversharks split a doubleheader in front of 6,376 fans at Citibank Park on Friday evening. With the Ducks win in the first game and an earlier Atlantic City victory, the field for the 2006 Atlantic League Playoffs has been set. Long Island will take on Bridgeport in the best-of-three North Division Playoffs, while Lancaster will head to Atlantic City in the South. Both series will... Read more →

Local Sports

Pennsgrove Beats GHS In Overtime 6-0 Gloucester City High School played Pennsgrove today(September 23) at Pennsgrove. The two sides fought through four quarters. Both teams played outs tanding defense. Faced with a deadlock the game was forced into overtime. It wasn't meant to be for the Lions as Pennsgrove won the battle 6-0. For more photos see the album in the left hand column titled GHS vs Pennsgrove. Photos by Bruce Darrow. If you like a copy of any of the photos just right click... Read more →

OBITS (Robson)

Funeral Services Tuesday Susan Robson, Brooklawn Diner Waitress Susan Robson, (nee Rowan) of Gloucester City passed away on September 22, 2006 at the age of 41. Susan lived in Gloucester City and was a waitress at the Brooklawn Diner in Brooklawn. She was a former member of Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church in Audubon. She is the daughter of the late Robert Rowan Jr. and Miriam (nee McGlinchey). Survived by her husband Ralph Green of Gloucester City. Children Amanda Robson, Jessica Robson, Emily Robson and Holly... Read more →

Obituaries (Dorton)

Frederick H. Dorton, Age 63; Services Monday Funeral services will ber held Monday from 10 am to 12 noon at the Etherington Funeral Home 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City for Frederick H. Dorton, of Albemarle, NC, formerly of Gloucester City, who passed away September 20, 2006. He was 63. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty June (nee Kline) and loving father of Kenneth Dorton, Annette Aldridge, Betty Jo Turner, Kim Biernacki, Victoria Kanady, Frederick H. Dorton, II and Geri Guzman; also his... Read more →

billy flynn sign

A NEW SIGN announcing The William “Billy” Flynn Sports Complex at Johnson Boulevard in Gloucester City has been erected at the site. If you recall the original sign was blown down by an April windstorm. When that occurred Bob Bevan, who played football under Coach Flynn, placed an article in the Gloucester City News asking for donations from former players to help pay for a new one. Camden County Freeholder Tom Gurick, a local “Gloucesterite”, saw the story. Gurick contacted Bevan and told him the... Read more →

Bills Point of View

ClearysNotebook I REMEMBER WHEN....... On the left is George F. Cleary Sr. with his longtime friend John Lincoln (known to my brother, sister and I as Uncle John or Uncle Link). The occasion was the celebration of the swearing in ceremony of the new Democrat council members held in January (year unknown). Both my Dad and Uncle John were staunch Republicans and the sign behind them read Democrat Headquarters, Gloucester City. In fact, Dad and Uncle Link in the early 50’s ran for council on... Read more →

OBITS Lambert

Proprietor Of Lambert’s Café Succumbs Mrs. Lillian Lambert (nee Novak), of Bellmawr passed away on September 17, 2006.She was a successful businesswoman and proprietor of Lambert's Cafe of Camden City. Lillian was also Financial Secretary for over 50 years for Polish National Alliance, Group 323 & Council 45; Past President of Polish American Congress & honored as Women of the Year; Polka Bowl chairman and Organizer of NJ & Phila. Pulaski Day Parades; Polish Auxiliary to West Jersey Hospital; Polish Heritage Society, Volunteer for Little... Read more →

Local Sports

Gloucester Catholic Soccer Courtnee Summiel scored the game-winning goal with 12 minutes left to play to lead Glassboro to a 1-0 victory over Gloucester Catholic in a Diamond Division contest. Lauren DiBona made one save to record the shutout for the Bulldogs. Glassboro improved to 4-0 overall, 4-0 in the division, while the Rams dropped to 1-2 overall and in the division. Gloucester High Soccer Sophomore Austyn Swartz scored twice and notched an assist to pace Pitman past Gloucester, 3-1. Megan Pownall rounded out the... Read more →

OBITS (Taylor and May)

Patrick J. Taylor Funeral Services On Thursday Patrick J. Taylor of Gloucester City passed away on September 18, 2006 at the age of 57. Formerly of Lewes, Delaware, Mr. Taylor is the son of the late Linwood Taylor and Alice Taylor (nee Mitchell). Brother of Bethany L. Ellis and her husband Michael J. Gloucester Heights and Faith A. Mazziotto of Bellmawr. Viewing on Thursday September 21 from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the McCann Healey Funeral Home 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City.... Read more →

Local Sports

Gloucester High Honors 1971 State Baseball Champs PHOTO BY BRUCE DARROW Pictured are the Gloucester City High School 1971 State Group 1 Baseball Cham pions, honored at the Gloucester High School Hall of Fame banquet held earlier in the year. They include : from left to right, Ken Settar, Bill Wagner, John Goff, Tom Mac Adams, Joe King, Leon Harris, Len Sauer, Greg Francis, Jay Sutcliff, Tony Eller, John Chiodi. Standing in the back with sunglasses is Jack Razckus Read more →

September 14 NEWS

Mt. Ephraim Commissioners Honor Police Officers By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent The Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners last week honored several local police officers for their exemplary actions during an altercation last month. The officers responded to a call at the Mount Ephraim Manor Apartments, on Black Horse Pike, where there was a reported stabbing in progress. Mount Ephraim Officers Jason Dobleman and Danielle Dunay, as well as Haddon Heights Officer Robert Long, Bellmawr Officer Christopher Cummings and Brooklawn Officer Steven Saymon, arrived at the... Read more →


Lawrence Bruni WW II Veteran; Funeral Services On Thursday Lawrence Bruni Sr., of Bellmawr, a former United States Marine who served in WWII passed away on September 16, 2006, at the age of 83. Mr. Bruni was a long time Eagles football fan who loved going to the games on Sunday at the “Link” He was the husband of the late Dolores (nee Cattafesta). Father of Larry, Jr. and Dolores "Sissy" Ferrara (Phil). Grandfather of Philip and Valerie Ferrara. Brother of Steve Tarquinio (Millie), Dominick... Read more →

Brooklawn Police

Car Hits Median Barrier on Route 130 Saturday Afternoon; Road Closed A car crashed and burned on Route 130 in Brooklawn, at 1:50 p.m. closing the northbound lands of the highway for an hour Saturday, September 16. According to police the driver was heading south when he lost control at the Kings Highway intersection. The vehicle struck the median barrier and landed in the northbound lane. The driver and a passenger, who escaped serious injuries, left the vehicle before it caught fire. Police said charges... Read more →


17th BROWN’S SHOPRITE WIFFLEBALL REUNION 2006 Champions The final of Wiffleball XVII was a rematch of the 2005 FINALS. The tournament favorite BEN’S BARBER (Tadd, Brad and Blaise Kozniewski) winner of the last 3 championships eliminated ERIN’ SECRET GARDEN (Joe Scully and Ken Baldwin) to again win the Wiffleball XVII Championship 6 – 0 behind a 4 hit pitching performance and 2 home runs by Tourney M.V.P. Blaise Kozniewski. Even though it took 17 years to rain on the Wiffleball Reunion Parade, the one week... Read more →

EPA begins the next dig in Gloucester City

By Bill Cleary WORK HAS BEGUN ON the next Superfund Site-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is wrapping up the cleanup of the radioactive thorium along Essex Street and Collings Road in Gloucester City. The preparation on the next “dig” in the City, at Highland Boulevard and Klemm Avenue has already begun. That site encompasses the former Weisgerber property. As you can see in the photo the sidewalk on Highland Boulevard across from the “Minnie Hole” is now closed to pedestrian traffic. Rick Robinson, project manager... Read more →

Westville News

Westville creek project OK'd by 5-1 Thursday, September 14, 2006 By Trish Grabertgraber@sjnewsco.com WESTVILLE -- Council adopted the Big Timber Creek redevelopment plan Wednesday, making way for the controversial $50 million condominium project that could replace 27 properties in the borough. The project, proposed by the borough's designated redeveloper Doylestown, Pa.-based Fieldstone Associates, must still gain approval from the borough, although the majority of council has already voiced support for the concept http://www.nj.com/news/gloucester/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1158217837225880.xml&coll=8 Read more →

Obits (Rocco)

Victor J. Rocco Services On Saturday At Etherington-Creran Funeral Home Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 16 for Victor J. Rocco, age 77, who passed away on September 12, 2006. A resident of Gloucester City he is survived by his wife Harriet (nee Hendrickson). Father of Victor (Nancy) of Gloucester City, Roxanne Zane (Thomas) of Bellmawr, Mark, Karen Pantalone (Michael), and Sharon Welsh (Daniel) all of Gloucester City, Stacey (Lisa) of Allentown, and the late Kenneth Rocco. His 13 grandchildren and 10 great... Read more →

Gloucester City

Gloucester City, New Jersey Gloucester City highlighted in Camden CountyGloucester City is a city located in Camden County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,484. GeographyGloucester City is located at 39°53'39" North, 75°7'3" West (39.894262, -75.117480). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 km² (2.8 mi²). 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 22.26% water.... Read more →


Brooklawn, New Jersey Brooklawn highlighted in Camden CountyBrooklawn is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,354. GeographyBrooklawn is located at 39°52'47" North, 75°7'12" West (39.879596, -75.120074). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²). 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.62% water. Brooklawn borders Bellmawr and... Read more →


Westville, New Jersey Westville highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey. Westville is a borough located in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 4,501. GeographyWestville is located at 39°52'5" North, 75°7'39" West (39.868013, -75.127564). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²). 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it... Read more →