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December 2006

The Start Of Something New For Gloucester City

Gloucester City Council Reorganization Meeting Thursday Jan. 4; New Era of Government Will Begin By Bill Cleary Gloucester City Council reorganization meeting will be held on Thursday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 8 p.m. in council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street. At 7:15 p.m. a brief... Read more →

Obit Bush

BUSH Samuel J. Jr. On December 28, 2006. Age 95. Of Pennsauken. Formerly of Ocean City and South Camden. Loving and caring husband of 73 years to Julia V. (nee Legnaoli). Devoted father of Maryann Profero and the late Lou of Vineland, Ronald Bush and his wife Jean of Ocean City,... Read more →

obit (McCarthy)

MCCARTHY, THOMAS JAMES On December 24, 2006. Age 39 years, of Bellmawr, NJ. Formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ. Beloved husband of Susan J. (nee Tuttle) McCarthy. Dear father of Brian Stout, Erin McCarthy and the lateChristine McCarthy. Caring step grandfather of Ryleigh L. Russell. And brother of Timothy McCarthy, Margaret Hauser... Read more →

Obit (Pippett)

PIPPETT, MYRTLE On December 26, 2006, surrounded by her loving family (nee Murray) of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 84 yrs. Beloved wife, Queen Mom, grand mother and great grandmother she was originally form Northern Ireland but immigrated here with her beloved husband the late Samuel E. Pippett an American Soldier. She... Read more →

Audubon Fathers Assn.

AUDUBON FATHER'S ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS The Audubon Father’s Association is welcoming new members. The association is one of the oldest social organizations in the Borough and supports youth and community activities throughout the Borough. They also support a scholarship which is awarded to Audubon students. Meetings are held the first... Read more →

Pre-flight check in rules at Phila. Airport

Essential Information for Travelers Flying Out of Philadelphia International Philadelphia International Airport is on track to eclipse its record 31.5 million passengers in 2006. Travelers should become familiar with these pre-flight, check-in, security and parking procedures from the City's Director of Aviation to save themselves both time and aggravation. Before Arriving... Read more →

Juvenile Delinquents destroy Lions Club Rest Stop

(photos and article by Bill Cleary) The Gloucester City Lions Club Gazebo was demolished today, Tuesday, December 26 by workers from the City Highway Department. According to Dayl Baile, Lions Club President, the action was taken because vandals had continually destroyed the gazebo over the past several years. The structure was... Read more →

Obit Schultz

SCHULTZ, THOMAS M. Suddenly on December 23, 2006, of Gloucester City, NJ age 48 years. He is the beloved son of William and Rita (nee Hunt) Schultz. Thomas is the loving companion for 20 years of Barbara Sturts. Dear brother of William Schultz III (Janet), Donna Schultz, Kimberly Mecchello (Frank) and... Read more →

Obit Burke

BURKE, RAYMOND F. On December 23, 2006 of Bellmawr. Age 56. Beloved husband of Maryann (nee Gibel), Loving father of Kelly, David and Gregory. Brother of Gerald P. Burke and his wife Nonie. Uncle of Kevin, Kyle and Colin. Son of the late May (nee Schmidt) and Patrick. Also included in... Read more →

December Breakfast Club/December 23, 2006

Gloucester City Breakfast Club met today Saturday, (photo album is posted in the left col) from left, Butch, Ron, Lannie, Harry Blymer, Chip Miller, Chalie Pitzo, Reds, Harry Walker, Frank DeFelice, Jack and Mike Bowe, John Rowand, Ron Villanova, Geo Cleary, Joe DiGiacomo, Jack Persichetti, Bill Gross, Joe Boulden, Jim Blymer,... Read more →


.....Demolition of the GAF and Vanquard Buildings Is Finished photo and comment by Bill Cleary (December 19)The clearing of the site for Meadowbrook II is nearing completion. If the weather continues to be favorable it is possible that construction could begin in the spring. Speaking of new construction. The Scarborough project... Read more →

City Marina being used as a waste dump?

Oil Waste Being Stored At Proprietors Park Marina! Photos and caption by Bill Cleary Gloucester City-Since December 12 the U.S. Coast Guard has been storing several 50 gallon drums that contain oily contaminated debris at the Proprietors Park Marina, King Street and the Delaware River. What is contained in the large... Read more →

Obit Franklin

FRANKLIN Thomas F. Jr. On December 20, 2006. Age 68. Of North Cape May, Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving Brother of Claire Thomasson and husband Harold of Cape May. Beloved uncle of Harold (Patrice) Thomasson, Thomas Thomasson, William Thomasson, Rosemarie (Raymond) Willetts and Mary Colleen Thomasson. Thomas proudly served our country... Read more →

Obit Grandizio...........December 20, 2006

Skip Grandizio, Army Veteran, Iron Worker, Past City Resident; Services This Friday in Clayton By William E. Cleary John A “Skip” Grandizio, of Franklinville died suddenly on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 in Kennedy Hospital, Washington Township at the age of 65. Nine weeks ago Skip, a diabetic, got an infection in... Read more →

Please welcome these new businesses; and tell them you saw their stores on ClearysNotebook

WE WELCOME THREE NEW BUSINESS TO GLOUCESTER CITY Esti Fine Jewelers, 501 South Broadway, Custom Designs, Jewelry and Watch Repairs, 856-456-4113. Hours of operation: Tuesday and Wednesday 10-7; Thursday and Friday 10-4; Sunday 12-4. Closed Monday and Saturday. A Little Trim Unisex Salon, 467 South Broadway, owner Mabel "Mae" Sherrer, (formerly... Read more →

City Council report

Gloucester City Council Meeting December 7, 2006 BY MEGAN PAOLINI At the Gloucester City Council Meeting held Thursday, December 7th an ordinance was passed on second reading amending the code of Gloucester City entitled 15-minute parking. This ordinance will give two local businesses a designated 15-minute parking spot so shoppers can... Read more →

2 Westville residents arrested in undercover sting

15 arrested in prostitution sting; baby was in vehicle Courier-Post staff CAMDEN Police arrested 15 people in an undercover sting and charged them with either solicitation or loitering. Capt. Joseph Richardson, spokesman for the Camden Police Department, called the operation a prostitution sting, and undercover officers posed as prostitutes and solicitors... Read more →

Come on Gloucester City PD it's the 21st century

ABANDONED VEHICLE NOTIFICATION (The following paragraph is from the Mt. Ephraim Police Department's web site.) "Abandoned vehicles are an eye sore and can pose a danger to the community. The Mount Ephraim Police Department is committed to keeping our streets and properties clear of them. If you happen to come across... Read more →

Stansky saying good-bye; will be leaving within the year

GLOUCESTER CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION By William E. Cleary Dr. Mary Stansky, Gloucester City School Superintendent, has given notice to the City Board of Education she will be resigning within the next year as head of the 2000 student school district. During her nine years as superintendent she over saw... Read more →

Rutgers Fans, Who do you believe?

Lautenberg helps New Jerseyans watch Rutgers football (Inside Edge) Both of New Jersey's United States Senators are claiming credit for what is likely to be a popular decision among New Jerseyans: the National Football League is allowing cable television stations to broadcast the December 28th Texas Bowl between Rutgers University's Scarlet... Read more →

More info on Pirates Den Fire

Fire Damages Restaurant And Apartments December 13, 2006 FireFightingNEWS.com(New Jersey) - Shortly after 12:30 AM, on Dec. 13th, 2006, the Gloucester City Fire Department, along with units from Westville and Mt. Ephraim were dispatched to Broadway and Essex St. in Gloucester City for a reported building fire. First in units found... Read more →

GHS student arrested

Gloucester City High School Student Arrested For Possession of A Pellet Gun and Illicit Drugs Linda Lathrop, public information officer for the Gloucester City Public School District has confirmed the rumor that a student was arrested yesterday at Gloucester City High School for possession of a pellet gun. Lathrop said it... Read more →

Obit Pond

Elizabeth K. “Bette” Pond; Gloucester City Community Volunteer On December 13, 2006. Age 86. (nee Thompson) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Harry G. Pond. Surrounded and cared for by her devoted children: Edwin L. (Lori) of Williamstown, Kristine Light (David) of Gloucester City, Victoria Sanderson (Charles) of Gloucester... Read more →

Westville accident

Bicyclist Struck by Car in Westville Wednesday, December 13, 2006 (Courier Post)A 16-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized Tuesday night after being struck by a vehicle in Westville, authorities said. The girl was struck about 9 p.m. near Highland and 3rd avenues. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with an... Read more →

Sex offenders beware; laws are getting toughened

State toughens Megan's Law; Gloucester City Council adopts rules for sex offenders living here Penalties for violating New Jersey's sex offender registration law would be toughened under legislation approved Monday December 11 by the Assembly. The Assembly voted 80-0 to approve the bill, which had previously been approved by the Senate.... Read more →