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September 2006

Local SPORTS (GHS)

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 10:30 am. (see this weeks Lions photo album, top of left hand column). Photos by Bruce... 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 enjoyed hang gliding over the pacific coastline. On a trip to Alaska, she flew in a... Read more →


Local

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 goods and toothpastes. Researchers Sharon Gwaltney-Brant and Eric Dunayer with staff at a poison unit of... Read more →


SPORTS

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 pole in Gloucester County. Police said Baker, who was not wearing a seat belt, was driving... 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 Family and friends want to make sure Elwood enjoys his first night home in Good Old... 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 a member of the the VFW, American Legion and the DAV. Husband of Mary Carol (nee... 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. (Rose) of Pitman, Guy (Marie) of Deptford, grandchildren Earl, Jr., Matthew and Lyndsey Derrickson, Guy, Krystine... Read more →


Local SPORTS

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 three years (1987-1990). Recently our local government has adopted a new propaganda slogan ,“Great Things Are... 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 M. Yourison. Robert was raised in Gloucester City and was a volunteer fireman for the Gloucester... 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 two lots. He said before construction was started at the school, his property was actually several... 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 Cosgrove and her husband Barry of Bellmawr. His viewing will be Wednesday from 7 to 9... 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 →


SPORTS

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 open up on Tuesday evening. 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 and sent it via e-mail to your relatives or friends. GIRLS SOCCER Tri-County Action-September 22, Gloucester... 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 Robson. Sister of Robert Rowan, III; William Rowan, David Rowan, Martin Rowan, John Rowan and Patti... 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 dear brother Sonny, 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchild survive him. Frederick was predeceased by 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 Freeholder Board would pay for a new sign including the installation. Bevan on behalf of all... 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 the Republican slate. Dad lost while uncle John was elected and served one term. Yes I... 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 Servant Sisters Polish Festival; Active member of St. Joseph's Church: Parish Council, Rosary Society, Sacred Heart... 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 scoring for the Panthers, while Lauren Ross scored the lone goal for the Lions. Gloucester Catholic... 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. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am at Saint Mary's R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth... 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 scene to find a resident of the apartment stabbing his victim, who was on the floor... Read more →


BRUNI

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 (Eileen), Jimmy (Carmella), Rose Martino (Nick), Dolores Fox (Jim), Joe and the late Rita Auletto, Anna... 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 are pending against the driver, Robert Franke age 26. Police are still investigating the accident. Read more →


SPORTS

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 delay did not dampen the spirits of the COMMUNITY CHIROPRACTOR, CARR’S CEILING, DJ ELECTRIC, BROOKLAWN CITGO... 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 of the EPA’s Welsbach Superfund Project said work would also include a small “dig” at nearby... 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 grandchildren also survive him. Victor was a “Homebody” and was always happy to be with his... 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. Gloucester City borders Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Camden, Haddon Township, and Mount Ephraim. Gloucester City also borders Gloucester... Read more →


Brooklawn

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 Gloucester City. Brooklawn also borders Gloucester County. DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there are 2,354... Read more →


Westville

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 is water. The total area is 28.68% water. Westville borders Deptford Township, West Deptford Township, and... Read more →


MOUNT EPRHRAIM

Mount Ephraim, New Jersey Mount Ephraim highlighted in Camden County Mount Ephraim is a Walsh Act borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 4,495. GeographyMount Ephraim is located at 39°52'52" North, 75°5'29" West (39.881113, -75.091345). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²). 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.11% is water. Mount Ephraim borders Audubon, Bellmawr, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, and Haddon Township. DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there are 4,495 people, 1,818 households,... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY

Camden, New Jersey Riverfront State PrisonThe City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. It is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 79,904. Camden is the home of a branch campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The USS New Jersey is preserved as a museum on Camden's Delaware River waterfront near the New Jersey State Aquarium and the Tweeter Center. Campbell's Field, the stadium where the Camden Riversharks minor league baseball team plays, is located... Read more →


Bellmawr

Bellmawr, New Jersey Bellmawr highlighted in Camden County Bellmawr is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 11,262. Bellmawr is home to the main post office for the area, one of the largest post offices in the state of New Jersey. In late October 2001 the office was closed due to possible anthrax contamination (see 2001 anthrax attacks). The office was re-opened several days later, in early November, after testing negative for anthrax. Geography Bellmawr is located at 39°52'1" North, 75°5'30" West (39.867013, -75.091622). According to the United... Read more →


CHEERS AND JEERS Sept. 14

ClearysNotebook: Cheer and Jeers By William E. Cleary, Publisher Emeritus To the Gloucester City Athletic Association (Mustangs) on their 60th Anniversary. The club was organized in 1946. Over the years, they have sponsored Little League teams, girls’ softball teams, and a grammar school hoop tournament for local boys and girls. In addition, throughout the years they have continued to honor outstanding high school backs and linemen from both high schools. Work on Beazer Homes Meadowbrook Run (64 single three level homes) is underway. It is being built on the grounds of the Starlite Drive In, Route 130, and Klemm Avenue. The... Read more →


Protect Your Privacy

EFF's Six Tips to Protect Your Online Search Privacy How to Defend Yourself from Privacy Invasions Like AOL's Search Data Disaster SAN FRANCISCO - September 12 - In the wake of AOL's publicly revealing customers' Internet search histories, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published "Six Tips to Protect Your Online Search Privacy." AOL's recent disclosure of its users' search logs exposed the private lives of more than a half-million customers. But all the major search engines -- not just AOL -- record search queries and maintain massive databases that reach into the most intimate details of users' lives. When revealed... Read more →


Local SPORTS

SPORTS ROUNDUP Gloucester High's T. J Steven kicked the ball into the net in overtime to give the Lions a 2-1 win over Pennsville in Boys soccer game Wednesday, September 13. Kelly Cerrone scored a goal late in the game as Gloucester City high School field hockey team won 2-1 win over Salem in a game played September 8. On September 11 Jessica Baehr scored a hat trick and getting one goal each were Regina Bucher, Brittiny Boulden and Lauren Ross as GHS beat Pennsville 6-1. Bernadette Malone scored two goals as the Lions girls soccer team beat GCIT 2-1 on... Read more →


Lovino

Elizabeth M. Lovino Retired Parking Enforcement Officer For Philadelphia Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, September 14, at 10 am at Annunciation BVM Church, Browning Road, Bellmawr for Mrs. Elizabeth M. Lovino (nee Faul), of Bellmawr who passed away on September 10, 2006 at the age of 79. Mrs. Lovino was an avid bowler who enjoyed participating in three bowling leagues. During the 50's and 60’s, she was a professional singer who sang under the name "Betty Doran". Elizabeth retired as a Parking Enforcement Officer from the City of Philadelphia where she was known as "The long arm of... Read more →


September 7, 2006 NEWS

Golf Outing Raises Money For Mt. Ephraim Memorial By Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent On August 17, 2006 the Sylvester/West Memorial Fund received a check for $8,997.47 from the 4th Annual Sylvester/West Golf Outing. Golf Outing Co-Chairman, Keith Kalbach, said “This was our biggest event to date. We had 113 golfers for the fundraiser which was held at Freeway Golf Course on Friday, April 21, 2006. Over the last two years the Golf Outing has raised $15,000 for the Memorial Project that will be erected on the corner property of the Mary Bray School on Kings Highway and Station Avenues in Mount... Read more →


September 7, 2006 NEWS

Drug Store Titans Battle In Mt. Ephraim By Mark Peters Those in Mount Ephraim who enjoy good old-fashioned business competition are about to have a front row seat for a battle of drugstore titans. Officials from CVS and Walgreens pharmacies have been before the Mount Ephraim Planning Board several times in anticipation of opening new stores in town. CVS demolished its store at the intersection of Kings Highway and Black Horse Pike and plans to rebuild at that site. At the July planning board meeting, Walgreens, which purchased the Harwan Theater last year, was granted major site approval with several variances.... Read more →


BILLS OPINION

OOPS! YOU MISSED A SPOT-Don’t take this personal but it appears whoever was painting the playground benches throughout Gloucester City forgot to paint the posts that support the bench. As you can see in this photo taken of the rusted posts that support the bench at the Lane Avenue playground. The posts on the other benches at Martins Lake playground were also left unfinished. No doubt, the Highway Department, with 23 employees, is presently busy with other maintenance jobs in the city. Such as cutting the grass at the parks for example. Hopefully before the first snowstorm they can find time... Read more →