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November 2006

Unaware of City News Policy Not to request crime report

November 30, 2006 To: Gloucester City Police Chief William Crothers From: William E. Cleary aka ClearysNotebook Dear Chief Crothers: It has come to my attention that the Gloucester City News Publisher and Editor, Albert Countryman was not in the habit of requesting a weekly crime report from your department on what... Read more →

less federal funds for Gloucester Schools

Federal mandate straps S.J.'s vocational schools Federal standards designed to improve education in public schools are hurting vocational and technical programs statewide, officials said. In Camden County, a consequence has been less money for teacher salaries and benefits. Camden County Technical Schools is requiring for the first time that schools sending... Read more →

Obit Hagan

Charles Hagan, former Gloucester City Water Dept. Employee Funeral Services Friday at McCann Healey Funeral Home Charles J. Hagan Sr., of Gloucester City passed away on November 28, 2006 at the age of 71. Charles was born, raised and lived his entire life in Gloucester City. He worked 32 years for... Read more →

Train display

Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad Display Now Open Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad November 24th -December 31st 10 am – 6pm Located in lobby of the Reading Terminal Headhouse Start a new holiday tradition with your family by visiting this giant model railroad display, a highly detailed and interactive wonderland featuring historic scenes... Read more →

Obit Carder

CARDER, LAWRENCE On November 25, 2006,age 53, of Voorhees Twp.and formerly of Gloucester City, NJ. He was the devotedhusband of Lorraine (nee King) and loving father of Thomas Barton (Nancy),Philip Barton (Marian), Lori Fagnani (Carmen) and Gerald Carder. His dear grandchildren Dominic and Jacob Fagnani and Evan Barton also survived him.... Read more →

How to Travel From Gloucester City To Japan

Gloucester City Resident Runs A Successful English School In Japan By Hank Miller Jr. Editors Note: Harry grew up in Gloucester City before entering the service he and his siblings lived in a corner house at Brown and Hudson Streets. After their father passed away the children resided with their grandparents... Read more →

Obit Venturino

VENTURINO, RONALD K. Suddenly on November 24, 2006, a resident of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 52 years. Loving father of Ronald W. Venturino of Lumberton, Erin Hargrove and her husband Edward of Deptford, and Alex Venturino of Woodlynne, and beloved son of Ellen Hancock, (nee Britton), of VA Beach. His brothers... Read more →

Obit Tobin

TOBIN, JOHN PATRICK On November 25, 2006, age 46 years, a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Dear son of Thomas Tobin and the late Patricia, (nee McClain). Father of Danielle, Tina, Nadine, John and Tabitha. Beloved brother of Thomas,Edward, Robert, Timothy, James, Daniel, Patricia and Rosalie. A 1974 graduate of St.... Read more →

Poll Results: Thanks For Participating

Regarding the poll we have been running since Friday, on the following question; Should the Gloucester City Police Department release a weekly crime report to the local media? Of the 105 people who voted, 96 percent were in favor of the Gloucester City News publishing a weekly crime report; while four... Read more →

Obit Stites

STITES, JANE K. (nee Kinninger), 79, of Westville, died on November 24, 2006. She was born in Sidney, Ohio and was a graduate of Holy Angels High School there. Jane is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Robert B. Stites, of Westville; her brother, Thomas R. Kinninger and his wife... Read more →

Rafferty Begins Tenure

Joe Rafferty Officially Mt. Ephraim School Supt. By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent New superintendent Joseph Rafferty has officially started his tenure in the Mount Ephraim School District. Rafferty was appointed in July to replace outgoing Chief School Administrator Richard Serfling, who will be retiring in December. He joined the district on... Read more →


URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONES QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS GENERAL 1. When can a business owner obtain tax benefits in an Urban Enterprise Zone or Urban Enterprise Zone impacted business district? Answer - When it is certified as a qualified business, within a designated zone, by the Urban 2. What is an Urban Enterprise... Read more →

Obit Branch

Bernice M. Branch, 1956 Gloucester City High Graduate Bernice M. (nee Carr) Branch, of Westville passed away suddenly on November 25, 2006. A former resident of Gloucester City and San Diego, California she is the daughter of the late Robert and Alice Carr (nee Palmer). Wife of 33 years to George... Read more →

Obit Brown

William J . Brown Of Bellmawr: Services Tuesday On November 23, 2006, of Bellmawr, NJ for 41 years. Beloved son of Jennings E. (Fred) and the late Sadie M. Brown (nee McCleery). Loving brother of Jay Brown, Virginia Lambert, Elizabeth Bower, Carol Polillo, Roger Brown and respective spouses. Also survived by... Read more →

Obit Abate

Canio R. Abate WW II Veteran; Brooklawn American Legion Member, Services Sunday evening Canio R. Abate, age 86, of Brooklawn, passed away on November 23, 2006. Funeral services will be held Sunday evening. Mr. Abate served as a Corporal in the United States Air Force during World War II where he... Read more →

Warm weather continues

Phillyweather.net-We will continue the trend of warmth in the Delaware Valley for the next 5 days. Sunshine and pleasant weather during the daytime hours will result in temperatures being above normal until Thursday. Rain and a pretty potent trough will end the party here in the middle parts of next week,... Read more →

Breakfast Club............Nov. 25, 2006

The Breakfast Club The photo was taken at the first meeting of the Breakfast Club several months ago. Pictured: from left, Skip Grandizio, Jack Persichette, Charlie Tourtural, Butch Schaeffer, Chal Pitzo, Geo Cleary, Lannie Letzgus, Harry Walker, Sam Chew, Harry Blymer, Bill Cleary, Ron Raube, Joe Miller, Joe DiGiacomo, Al DiGiacomo,... Read more →

The Battle of Newark Receives National Recognition!

The "Battle of Newark" was mentioned in Russert's Book, Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BROOKLAWN, NJ (November 25, 2006)--Surprised by the overwhelming and heartfelt reception to Big Russ and Me(2004), Tim Russert follows that memoir of his relationship... Read more →


Wednesday & Thursday weather forecast Phillyweather-The coastal low is going to move less slowly and as a result our timeline on the rain forecasts for the region have moved up some as well. Rain looks to be moving up from the south on Wednesday and may reach the Philadelphia area during... Read more →

Obit Berki

Mark Berki Dies Suddenly; Funeral Services Friday at McCann Healey Funeral Home Funeral services for Mark Steven Berki, of Camden City, who died suddenly on November 19, 2006, will be held at the McCann Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester city on Friday November 24 from 1 to 2 p.m.... Read more →

Memories Photo: 1960-61 Gloucester Catholic High School Football team

Some of those in the photo from left include, Bill Murphy, Tony Bertolino, Tom Heim, Chipper Miller, Coach McCarty, Lou Atkinson, Joe Cogan Related articles Joe Murphy Alumnus, Athlete, Coach, Teacher and Friend of Gloucester Catholic | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Class of '62 Honored on 50th Anniversary During Gloucester Catholic Graduation (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

Obit Colvin

Services For Newborn Baby Will Be Private; Family Request Memorial Donations To Pediatric Care Unit Funeral services for Sean Edward Colvin, 25 days old, of Brooklawn will be held privately under the direction of the McCann Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Sean is the newborn baby that was... Read more →

The sad story in Brooklawn continues

Officials Release More Information About The Murder Of Newborn Baby (November 21) More information is being released by authorities about the killing of the newborn baby in Brooklawn on Saturday, November 18. Yesterday Acting Camden County Prosecutor James P. Lynch reported that a judge set bail at $200,000, cash only, for... Read more →

Rutgers vs Syracuse Sat.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The BIG EAST Conference and ESPNU announced Saturday that the Nov. 25 football game between Rutgers and Syracuse will kickoff at noon with live national television coverage on ESPNU. The game marks the final home game for 20 Rutgers' seniors at Rutgers Stadium. The game marks Rutgers' seventh... Read more →


Thought For the Day! This Is What Love Is All About ----------------------------------------------------- It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 a.m., when an elderly Gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.... Read more →

Obit Johnson

Vera J. Johnson Passed Away Nov. 17th; she was 82 On November 17, 2006. Age 82. Of Pennsauken. (nee Anderson). Loving and devoted mother of Jeanne Brogan of North Jersey, Linda Wagner of Florida, Susan Ashwell (Jack) of Florida, Paulette Christopher (Phil) of Hilltop, Margret Haines Whatley (Tim) of Philadelphia and... Read more →

Area Election results 11/7

The November 7 General Election results are as follows: By Albert J. Countryman Jr. Gloucester City Independent William P. James was elected as mayor. Democrat William R. Hagan Sr. and Independents Nicholas F. Marchese Jr. and Jay F. Brophy were elected to City Council. Bellmawr Democrat Frank R. Filipek was elected... Read more →

The name of deceased still not known

Body found in Gloucester City Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Gloucester City police have refused to released the name of the person whose body was found near Collings Road and Essex Street citing the fact the relatives of the individual have still not been notified. Monday the Courier Post reported a body... Read more →

Lions Alumni News

ATTENTION GHS ALUMNI! Subscribe to the GHS Alumni Newsletter for just $5. You receive three issues per year featuring class reunion info, upcoming events, letters and pictures from alumni and many other articles. Make your check payable to GHS Alumni Assoc. and mail to Janet Bevan at 522 Jefferson Ave., Gloucester... Read more →