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December 2006

Obit Serad

SERAD Mildred Elizabeth On December 11, 2006. Age 70. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Lumberton. Surrounded and cared for by her devoted husband of 51 years, Harry G. Serad. Loving mother of Harry, Steve and Cathy. Dear Sister of Larry and Kay. Beloved grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 2. Relatives... Read more →

How to report an abandon vehicle

Brooklawn Police Dept. Tip! How To Report Abandoned vehicles Inoperable vehicles are a nuisance in neighborhoods and on vacant lots. Inoperable vehicles must be stored in a completely enclosed structure. Please help keep your neighborhood and/or vacant lot clean by removing or properly storing these vehicles. There are charity organizations and... Read more →

School Board meeting

Bellmawr Board of Education Discusses New Program at Ethel Burke School By Lois Staas NEWS Correspondent Highlights of the new Multiple Disabilities Pro-gram at Bellmawr’s Ethel M. Burke School took cen-ter stage at this month’s Board of Education meet-ing. Director of Child Study, Mr. Bartley, introduced Ms. Rebecca Miller, MD teacher... Read more →

Gundle Honored

Brooklawn Council Honors Officer Gundle By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Brooklawn’s Mayor and Council last week presented Police Officer John Gundle with a commendation for his efforts during a summertime altercation in Mount Ephraim. Officers from several surrounding communities responded to a call on August 16 at the Mount Ephraim Manor... Read more →

Bill Booth Honored

William J. Booth Honored By Westville Council By Sara Martino Mayor William Packer and members of council honored William J. Booth III for his outstanding contribution as a member of the Westville Environmental Commission, during the Wednesday, November 21 meeting of borough council. Booth, a civil engineer has served as a... Read more →

Obit Willis

WILLIS Ann G., On November 3, 2006. (nee McKernan) Age 75. Of St. Mary’s, Ga. Formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of the late John Willis. Loving mother of Joseph (Louise) Willis of Mullica Hill, Bernadette (Timothy) Hayslip of Kingsland, Ga., and Thomas ( Eileen) Willis of Audubon. Devoted sister of... Read more →

Judge clears Haddon Twp. mayor in free speech suit/ See Cleary's comment at the bottom of article

By LAVINIA DeCASTRO Courier-Post Staff HADDON TWP. The last of the legal battles between Haddon Township Commissioner Kathleen Hogan and Mayor William J. Park has come to an end. In a decision filed Dec. 1, U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle issued summary judgment in favor of the defendants. Simandle... Read more →

East meets West

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary By Hank Miller Jr. Note: Hank was born and raised in Gloucester City, NJ and now lives with his family in Japan. YOU CALL THAT TWIG A CHRISTMAS TREE ? The Japanese have adopted Christmas with great zeal, in the same manner they have adopted other... Read more →

Obit Matthews

MATTHEWS, FRANKLIN R. On Dec. 7, 2006, age 73 of Gloucester City, NJ for five years, formerly of Camden. Dear brother of Clara Rundus of IN., Edith (Clark) Cain of Glenolden, Charles Matthews of Bellmawr, Dorothy (James) Bosch of Blue Anchor and Sara Lavecchio of Gloucester City. Also survived by 13... Read more →

Obit Hart

HART, EDWARD I. 'ED' Age 82, of Lake City, Florida, died Friday, December 8, 2006 in the North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, following a short illness. A native of Gloucester, New Jersey, Mr. Hart had been a resident of Lake City for the past fourteen years. He was a longtime... Read more →

Radlinger gives up his license

Suspect in fatal DWI forfeits license Saturday, December 09, 2006 By Pete McCarthypmccarthy@sjnewsco.com Gloucester County Times-WOODBURY More than two months ago, Kenneth Radlinger was charged with drunken driving and death by auto following an accident that claimed the life of a 44-year-old assistant scoutmaster of a Deptford Boy Scout troop. Radlinger... Read more →

Snow Day for Gloucester City teachers

Gloucester City Schools Will Close So Teachers Can Demonstrate Friday, December 8, 2006 By SARAH GREENBLATT Courier-Post Staff A planned protest in Trenton over proposed cuts in public-employee pension and health benefits will close schools in several tri-county districts on Monday. All schools in Cinnaminson and Gloucester City will be closed,... Read more →

Brooklawn Police offers tips to keep burglars away

Brooklawn Police Department Tips for the Holiday This holiday season, don't let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers, and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Crooks love the holidays as much as everyone else, but chiefly because it's an opportune time for crime. Homes... Read more →

Obit Brancato

BRANCATO, RACHEL F. (nee Fuller) suddenly on December 6, 2006, of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of the late Carmen. Loving mother of Michael (Dorothy) Brancato, Carol (Dave) Scales, Lorene (John) Theckston and Gary (Gretchen) Brancato. Dear sister of Silas Fuller, Clyde (Ruth) Fuller and Myrtle (T.L.) Jenkins. Adored... Read more →

Obit Fossel

FOSSELL, MARTIN J. On December 6, 2006, of Gloucester City. Age 86. Beloved husband of the late Catherine S. (nee Grugan). Devoted father of John (Carol) and Michael (Alice). Dear brother of Anna Buckley and the late Harry and Frank. Loving grandfather of John (Trish), Angel (Rick) and Nick (Nicole) and... Read more →

Obit Dickinson

DICKINSON, THOMAS F. On December 4, 2006 of West Collingswood, NJ, age 50. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne M. (nee Hoffman), loving father of Ilene Dickinson of Danville, VT, Thomas, William, and Zachary Dickinson of West Collingswood and dear son of the late Jacqueline and Alfred Pierson. His sister... Read more →

Who Remembers The Bulletin?

Nearly Everybody Read the Bulletin By Jay Wyatt "Nearly Everybody Reads the Bulletin." Or, so claimed one of Philadelphia's oldest and most revered newspapers, The Evening Bulletin. Factory workers and businessmen streamed down the streets of Center City during the hustle-bustle madness of Philadelphia's evening rush hour. Hurrying to catch the... Read more →

former Brooklawn resident faces serious charges

Death by auto suspect's bail hearing set for Friday Gloucester County Times-WOODBURY A bail hearing for Kenneth Radlinger, 68, of Deptford Township, who is free on $100,000 bail on charges of death by auto and driving while intoxicated, has been scheduled for Friday December 8, 2006 in Superior Court here. Radlinger... Read more →

Brooklawn NJ History

Brooklawn: Homes for shipbuilders were basis for new town JOSE F. MORENO/Courier-Post file Brooklawn's American Legion World Series Champions celebrate as they get out of the bus after winning in 2001. DID YOU KNOW? The borough of Brooklawn was originally called Noreg Village. HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS 1844: Camden County is created out... Read more →

City Council Meeting

Public Hearing Thursday Night on ChangesTo City's Sex Offender/Loitering Ordinance; Parking Law By William E. Cleary Gloucester City Mayor and Council will hear public comment and final adoption on two ordinances Thursday December 7th at 8 p.m., council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street, (pictured). The ordinances were introduced on first reading at... Read more →

Ice Cream You Scream for Ice Cream

Ice Cream Parlor Planned For Jersey Avenue Site By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent The Gloucester City Planning Board last week approved the demolition of a dilapidated building in the 300 block of Jersey Avenue. Property owner Ben Slater, of Brooklawn, plans to build a soda fountain-type establishment, which will sell ice... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic grad is president of University of Delaware

Recognizing value of sports For incoming UD president Harker, 'Athletics are near and dear to my heart' By KEVIN TRESOLINI, The News Journal Posted Saturday, December 2, 2006 NEWARK -- Incoming University of Delaware president Patrick Harker's path to a career (pictured in photo) in academia began, he said Friday December... Read more →

Your Civic Lesson for the day

New Jersey Politics 101 Home Rule States are generally governed either by "Home Rule" giving municipalities autonomy or "Dillon's Rule" which gives states more power. New Jersey, governed by Home Rule, has 566 municipalities, each with a separate administration and government. The causes of home rule are rooted in history and... Read more →

Haddon TWP Crime-Robbery Suspect Still At Large

Robbery suspect still at large December 3, 2006 (Haddon Herald)At about 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, November 19, the suspect entered the Garden State Fuel Gas Station on Rte. 130 at Eldridge Avenue in the West Collingswood Heights section of Haddon Township. The surveillance video shows the suspect entering the gas station... Read more →

Obit Elison

ELISON, THOMAS J. On November 30, 2006 of Bellmawr, NJ. Age 72. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Batten) for 50 years. Beloved father of Stephen (Annette) Elison of Chanhassen, MN, Richard Elison of Bellmawr, Glen (Theresa) Elison of Bellmawr and the late Diane Liquori. Also survived by his son-in-law Dennis... Read more →

Obit Cassetta

CASSETTA, JOSEPH L. 'JOE' On December 1st, 2006 age 88, of Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. Beloved husband ofMargaret E. (nee Atkinson) and the late Alice D. Rowan. Devoted father of Vivian Cassetta-Mannino of Brigantine, NJ. Loving grandfather of Mark Mannino of Boston and Alex Mannino of Cherry Hill. Dear brother of... Read more →


WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST Winds after the frontal passage will still be gusty, as high as about 40 mph, with temperatures dropping a fair amount in the evening as cold air rushes in. It will be significantly cooler tomorrow morning as well, with temperatures in the 30's in the suburbs N &... Read more →

Obit Zippel

Nicole D. Zippel Dies Suddenly At The Age of 26 Nicole D. Zippel of Gloucester City formerly of Bellmawr passed away on November 29, 2006 at the age 26. Nicole was the devoted mother of Phoenix Mason Franke. Beloved daughter of Cheyenne C. (Judith) Zippel and Dorothy V. Vitkow. Dear Sister... Read more →