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October 2006

Here Kitty, Kitty

Brooklawn Cat Saga Continues By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Brooklawn’s saga of the cats continued last week as resident cat rescuer Jennifer Smith once more appealed to Borough Council at the October council meeting to allow her to continue running her feline foster home. Despite an hour and a half of commentary by cat activists, who came from as far away as National Park and Marlton to support Smith, nothing was settled as the issue was brought to a close by Mayor John Soubasis. During... Read more →

Jenai Gonzales Queen; Kelly Cerrone, runner-up

Gloucester High Homecoming Game; Salem 34, Lions 26 The Gloucester City High School Homecoming game was played today, Monday at home between the Lions and Salem. The game was originally planned for Saturday but because of inclement weather, it was postponed. The final score , Salem 34, GHS 26. The Homecoming Court Finalists were Kelly Cerrone, Kaitlin Collins, Jenai Gonzales, Bernadette Malone, and Mae McHugh. Chosen as Queen was Jenai Gonzales and runner up was Kelly Cerrone. Semi-finalist for the Court: Jessica Baehr, Regina Bucher,... Read more →

Why Are You Running For Mayor?

James Give Details For Seeking Office William James candidate for Gloucester City Mayor in the November 7 election further explains his reasons for seeking the city's highest office. His statement reads as follows: " It’s time to put the cards on the table. After months of door knocking, sign fabrication, sign and T-shirts acquisitions and distribution, and introductory pamphlet distribution, the issues must be put to the people and it is my responsibility as a mayoral candidate to do so. As the Independent candidate for... Read more →

How Much Did City Pay For Run Down Building?

Bill's Point of View Gloucester City Buys Dooley’s Bar; Cost To Taxpayers Not Released On October 12, Gloucester City purchased the former Dooley’s Bar at Broadway and Cumberland Streets as part of their ongoing efforts to enhance economic development along Broadway. However the amount the City paid for the former tavern is not known. It was listed with a realtor for several years. The asking price was $600,000 “The redevelopment of the former Dooley’s Bar at this central location in the City will have ripple... Read more →

Saint Marys

St Mary Parish Monmouth & Atlantic Sts 426 Monmouth St Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Phone: (856) 456-0052 Fax: (856) 456-1837 Mass Schedule Weekend: Sat: 5 p.m. Sun: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. Weekday: Mon thru Fri: 7, 9 a.m. Sat: 9 a.m. Holy Day & Vigil: (call) Confessions: Sat: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Devotions: Novena, Mon: 7:30 p.m. parish web site. Read more →

Rutgers rated 15th

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL (as of October 30) 1. Ohio St. 2. Michigan 3. West Virginia 4. Texas 5. Louisville 6. Auburn 7. Florida 8. Tennessee 9. Southern Cal 10. California 11. Notre Dame 12. Arkansas 13. LSU 14. Boise St. 15. Rutgers 16. Boston College 17. Wisconsin 18. Oklahoma 19. Clemson 20. Georgia Tech 21. Texas A&M 22. Wake Forest 23. Virginia Tech 24. Oregon 25. Washington St. Read more →

Rutgers 8-0

Mistakes sink Huskies NEILL OSTROUT The Connecticut Post PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The UConn football team may have discovered a running back, settled on a quarterback, and awoken a powerful defense, but none of it was enough to secure a much-needed victory. Aided by one defensive touchdown and another from its special teams, 15th-ranked Rutgers beat UConn 24-13 before an announced crowd of 41,077 Sunday night at Rutgers Stadium. UConn's Donald Brown, a redshirt freshman running back from nearby Atlantic Highlands, ran for 199 yards on... Read more →


MAKE ME LAUGH! A burglar broke into a home and was looking around. He heard a soft voice say, "Jesus is watching you". Thinking it was just his imagination, he continued his search. Again the voice said "Jesus is watching you". He turned his flashlight around and saw a parrot in a cage. He asked the parrot if he was the one talking and the parrot said, "yes." He asked the parrot what his name was and the parrot said, "Moses." The burglar asked, "what... Read more →

Murderer faces 19 years in prison

Westville Man Pleads Guilty To Murder A Westville man pleaded guilty October 24 to killing a 33-year-old man two years ago inside the victims home, according to the Camden county Prosecutors Office. Edward L. Wilson 44, of Florence Avenue, faces 19 years in state prison under a plea agreement negotiated by Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Chatten. Wilson pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter, admitting that he beat the victim Hopeton Hudson, over the head at Hudson’s home on Alabama Road in the Fairview section of Camden during... Read more →

Holy Maternity, Audubon

Holy Maternity Parish 431 W Nicholson Rd Audubon, NJ 08106 Phone: (856) 547-0444 Fax: (856) 547-0045 A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden NJ Mass schedule Sat: 5 p.m. Sun: 8:30, 11 a.m. Weekday: Mon thru Fri: 8 a.m. Holy day & Vigil: 8 a.m.; 7 p.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. Confessions: Sat: 4 p.m. parish web site Read more →

St. Gregory, Magnolia

St Gregory Parish Whitehorse Pike & Evesham Rd 340 E Evesham Ave Magnolia, NJ 08049 Phone: (856) 784-4090 Fax: (856) 784-6371 A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden NJ pastor rev. brian o'neill Mass schedule Sat: 4:30 p.m. Sun: 8, 10 a.m.; 12 noon Weekday: Mon thru Sat: 8 a.m. Holy day & Vigil: 8, 9 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Vigil: 6:30 p.m. Confessions: Sat: 3:45 to 4:20 p.m. 1st Fri: 7:30 to 8 a.m. RELIGIOUS ED: 856-784-1440 SCHOOL INFO: 856-784-0372 parish web site Read more →

Annunciation, Bellmawr

Annunciation Parish 601 W Browning Rd Bellmawr, NJ 08031 Phone: (856) 931-6307 Fax: (856) 931-0155 A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden NJ Mass Schedule: Sat: 5 p.m. Sun: 8:30, 10 a.m. Weekday: Mon: 6:30 p.m. Tue thru Fri: 7:15 a.m. Tue thru Fri: 8 a.m. (June to Sept.) Holy day & Vigil: 7:15 a.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. Confessions: Sat: 4 p.m. Devotions: Rosary, Mon: 7 p.m. RELIGIOUS ED: (856) 931-8590 SCHOOL INFO: (856) 931-0122 CONVENT: 603 W Browning Rd --- (856) 931-7192... Read more →

St. Anne, Westville

St Anne Parish 213 Woodbine Ave Westville, NJ 08093 Phone: (856) 456-4136 Fax: (856) 456-7502 A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden NJ Sat: 4 p.m. Sun: 8, 10:30 a.m. Weekday: Mon thru Fri: 7:45 a.m. (Chapel) Sat: 8:30 a.m. (Chapel) Holy day & Vigil: 7:45 a.m.; 7 p.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. Confessions: Sat: 3 to 3:45 p.m. <> Mass schedule RELIGIOUS ED: 856-456-4136 SCHOOL: St Matthew Regional School, National Park ---- (609) 853-7711 parish link Read more →

Meandering With John Corcoran

DRAWING HIS LAST BEER? - Friends gathered at Ferry's Seafood Restaurant, Gloucester City, last Thursday to toast Joe Walton, a well known mixologist who offi­cially retired at the end of the day. Over the course of his 38 year career, Walton has worked in a number of local pubs and taverns in the area. The 66 year old Walton started in the trade in 1951 serv­ing drinks at Brook's Tavern in Brooklawn. Walton also worked in that bar when it was known as Jimmy Penrose's... Read more →

Obit (Wirtz)

Yvonne Wirtz, Past owner of Freedom Hair Care Salon Yvonne P. Wirtz of Gloucester City passed away on October 27, 2006, (nee Johns) of at the age of 63. Mrs. Wirtz was the former owner of the Freedom Hair Care Salons of Mt. Ephraim, Blackwood, and Marlton. She will be missed by her family and loved ones. She was the beloved wife of David E. Wirtz, Sr. and devoted daughter of Warren Johns and the late Valentina (nee Rappa). She was the loving mother of... Read more →

Obit (Rodgers)

James Rodgers former dispatcher for City Police Department James E. Rodgers of Gloucester City passed away on October 28, 2006, at age 82. Mr. Rodgers was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Gloucester. He was a Navy Vet of WW II and former member of Townsend C. Young VFW Post 3620. Mr. Rodgers was a former Cub Scout Leader in Gloucester and member of the Old-timers String Band. He was also a former employee of RCA for 26 years and served as Dispatcher... Read more →


MAKE ME LAUGH! A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, closes his eyes, and bows down in prayer. His friend says: "Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching thing I have ever seen. You truly are a kind man." The man then... Read more →

City Fire Dept.

Gloucester City Fire Dept Fight Blaze In National Park (Firehouse.com) A National Park NJ ( Gloucester County ) couple barely escaped with their lives when a fast moving fire engulfed their home on October 25th. Shortly after noon Gloucester County NJ 911 Center was receiving numerous calls for a working house fire at the corner of 3rd and New Jersey Avenue. A Multi-District Task Force assignment was dispatched an the National Park, Woodbury and Westville Fire Companies. The first officer on the scene was Unit... Read more →

Obit (Abbott)

Lawrence Abbott Services On Monday Lawrence J. ‘Sparky’ Abbott passed away on October 18, 2006. Age 75. Of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Camden. Loving father of Lawrence Abbott of Gloucester City and Frank Abbott of Doylestown, PA. Dear Brother of Joseph Abbott of Haddon Township, Edna May Salvatore of Cherry Hill and Anna Ranalli of Cherry Hill. Beloved grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 1. Lawrence proudly served our country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to... Read more →

Mazie Elizabeth Tucker Cleary Autobiography

By Mazie Elizabeth Tucker Cleary November 15, 1978 W hen I was growing up I remember parties we had at one another’s homes. For refreshments we would have lemonade and homemade cake. We would play games such as spin the bottle, post office, dance to the music of a Victoria records or sing and play a player piano. That is if no own could play the piano. When just a kid some of our games were lay sheepie lay, blind man’s bluff, London Bridges falling... Read more →


Clearview 13, Gloucester Catholic 7 (Friday October 27)Justin Betterson scored on a 17-yard run in the first quarter and Del Thomas kicked two field goals as Clearview held off Gloucester Catholic, 13-7, in a Royal Division game. The Pioneers improved to 7-0 for the first time in school history. Thomas kicked a 37-yard field goal in the opening quarter and a 34-yarder in the fourth. The Rams' only points came on quarterback Ray McKenney's 1-yard TD run in the second quarter. Read more →

Rams (sports)

St. Joseph beats Gloucester Cath. Published: Atlantic City Press Thursday, October 26, 2006 The St. Joseph High School girls volleyball team edged host Gloucester Catholic 2-1 in an Olympic Conference Liberty Division match Wedesday. The Wildcats (17-2) earned the win with scores of 25-11 and 25-12 in the first and third matches. Gloucester took the second match 25-15. Read more →

Obit (Armstrong)

Mrs. Jane Armstrong, Services Monday; Member Of the Mt.Ephraim Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Jane S. Armstrong (nee Zimmer), died on October 26, 2006, of South Carolina. A former resident of Mt. Ephraim and Runnemede, she was 89. Beloved wife of the late John J., Sr., mother of John J., Jr. (Beverly) and Lois J. Bergin (Joseph). Also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Armstrong was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mt. Ephraim Fire Dept. #2. She also helped with... Read more →

Obit (Celani)

Ben Celani, World War II Veteran, Services Monday Urbano J ‘Ben’ Celani, of Gloucester City died on October 25, 2006. He was 84. Formerly of (Cranberry Run) Buena and South Philadelphia, PA. He is the husband of 22 years to Theresa (nee Bernardo) and the late Betty (nee Gough). Father of Anna M. White (Thomas) of Secane, PA, Sandra Hamilton and husband Charles of Gloucester City and stepfather of Eletta Gawin (Tom) of Clayton. Dear Brother of Florence Mestichelli of Philadelphia. Also, survived by his... Read more →

Obit (Agar)

Russ Agar, WWII Vet, Former City Post Office Employee Russell J. Agar of Washington Twp., passed away on October 21, 2006 at the age of 90. He is the husband of the late Evva L. (Wilhelm) father of Carol A. Funk, (George D.) of Washington Twp., NJ and Dr. John R. Agar, Jr. (Beatrice A.) of Newtown Square, PA. His brother Edward B. Agar, grandchildren Janice Ray (James), Steven Funk, Rebekah Agar, and Sarah Agar, and great grandchildren Aidan Ray and Sadie Ray also survive... Read more →

Search continues

Searchers fail to turn up body of bridge jumper Thursday, October 26, 2006 (Gloucester County Times)GLOUCESTER CITY Marine patrols from the Delaware River Port Authority and the state police searched the Delaware River for a third day without success Wednesday for the body of a person who jumped from the Walt Whitman Bridge. Authorities were searching for the body of George Palladino, a 15-year-old Deptford High School student Read more →

Plea To Gloucester City Officials Falls on Deaf Ears

New Jersey Program Bought Polluted Lands for Low-income Schools by Megan Tady (The NewStandard, Syracuse NY)In what critics consider one of the more blatant examples of environmental racism, a fund supposedly intended to give a leg up to impoverished pupils of color was used to put them at risk while favoring private developers. Oct. 23 – Residents in Gloucester City, New Jersey normally would have welcomed the state-funded construction of a new middle school. Instead, LaRae DiCamillo found herself fighting it. The school was slated... Read more →

School Board Dilenma

Mt Ephraim School Board Has Some Tough Financial Decisions By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent The Mount Ephraim School District, as well as many other small school systems, may be looking at some tough financial decisions down the line, according to district auditor Robert Stewart. Stewart last week presented the results of the district’s annual school audit to Board of Education members. “Financially, you’re in good shape—as good a shape as the state will let you be in,” reported Stewart. Stewart was referring to state restrictions,... Read more →

Brooklawn Student off to Washington DC

Andrew Gillen, Brooklawn Student Excels Andrew Gillen a 7th grader at Alice Costello Elementary School, Brooklawn will be representing his school and the State of NJ at the 2006 Junior National Young Leaders Conference November 11 - 16 in Washington D.C. Andrew was chosen because of his outstanding academic achievements and demonstrated leadership potential. Andrew is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gillen, of Brooklawn. Read more →


Make Me Laugh! A drunk is sitting on the street curb in front of a bar. A stranger comes buy and asks if he'd O.K.. The drunk replies by asking, "Do you know who I am?" The stranger says "No. Who are you?" The drunk proudly says "I'm Jesus Christ... and I can prove it! Come with me!" They enter the bar and the bartender looks up and yells "Jesus Christ! Are you here again?" Read more →