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January 2007

Obit Virden (Gloucester City)

Virden, Ralph J. On January 31, 2007. Age 84. Of Sewell. Formerly of Gloucester City and Paulsboro. Surrounded and cared for by his devoted family. Loving brother of Doris Homer of Gloucester City, Milton Virden of Paulsboro, Thomas Virden (wife Veronica) of Gloucester City and the late Grover “Skeets” Virden, Jr.,... Read more →

Obit Filkins (formerly of Audubon)

FILKINS, PAULINE G. Of Blackwood, NJ, formerly of Audubon, NJ on January 28, 2007 at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees, NJ. Age 92. Pauline assisted her husband in his medical practice, homemaker, raised and showed purebred Silver Persian cats for many years and was the former President of the Cherry Hill Cat... Read more →

Obit Brewer (Audubon)

BREWER, JACQUELINE 'JACKIE' (nee Murphy). On January 29, 2007 of Audubon, NJ, age 72 years. Beloved wife of Frederick W. Brewer, Jr; devoted mother of Frederick W. Brewer, III, Thomas J. Brewer (Patricia), Edward F. Brewer, Sr. (Mary), Jane Helmes (Russell), Bettyann Epley-Cloak (Frank); loving grandmother of Lynn, Jacqueline, Dorothy, Russell,... Read more →

Can Gloucester City afford a paid fire department?

Writer says cost to operate fire department is high Just to enlighten people on approximately what it cost to have a full time paid company since that person thinks its only a couple dollars a month. Contact the City Administrator and find out what the true budget of the Fire Department... Read more →

Bills Opinion: How does the song go, "They tore down paradise, put up a parking lot"

Dooley's Bar Comes Tumbling Down; Cost to the taxpayer $34,400 The empty tavern/restaurant, owned by Gerald F. Dooley Inc., at the corner of Broadway and Cumberland Street , City, has been demolished. Hired to do the work was Franchi Demolition & Excavating, Inc. from Camden, the low bidder, at a cost... Read more →

Runners Gazette features article written by Rams Jack Heath

The Gift of Coaching BY JACK HEATH We’re following in your footsteps. Cause that’s where your footsteps go. --Ian Hunter “Following in Your Footsteps” No book came closer to describing what it's like to coach a small high school cross-country team while not teaching in the school than Marc Bloom's God... Read more →

Obit Plunkett (formerly of Collingswood/Haddon Twp)

PLUNKETT John M. Suddenly, On January 29, 2007. Age 59. Of the Turnersville section of Washington Township. Formerly of Collingswood and Haddon Township. Loving and caring devoted husband of Eileen M. (nee Morris). Devoted and cherished father of Teresa A. Scott and her husband of Ernie Jr. of Williamstown. Beloved son... Read more →

Obit Ruggieri (of Audubon)

RUGGIERI, ELIZABETH V. (Nee Dolente), age 99, on January 26, 2007, of Audubon, NJ, formerly of South Phila., PA Devoted wife of the late Angelo. Dearest mother of Robert (Maryann), Dorothy, Joseph (Anna), and the late Gerald; beloved sister of Rose Dolente; loving grandmother of Michael (Pam) Ruggieri, Maureen (Alfred) Lexow,... Read more →

Commissioners Meeting

Mount Ephraim Commissioners Make Personnel Appointments for 2007 By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent The Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners last week approved several contracts and personnel appointments for the coming year. George Coleman, who has served the Borough in the past, will continue as sewer operator, while Gary Koehler will remain... Read more →

A new broom does indeed sweep clean

Gloucester City Planning Board Has A New Look By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent A new broom does indeed sweep clean. There were many new faces at last week’s Gloucester City Planning Board as members were sworn in to begin the new year. Returning board members were: Michael Smollock, Mayor’s Designee, term... Read more →

Brooklawn Council Meeting

Brooklawn Council Honors Ray Staley For Community Service By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Brooklawn Council last week approved a proclamation honoring former Councilman Ray Staley for his years of dedicated service to the community. After serving on Council for six years, Staley decided not to seek re-election last year. He attended... Read more →

Rams win City Title/Bragging Rights!

Gloucester Catholic vs. Gloucester High Basketball Contest In girls basketball the Rams won in overtime. The final, Rams- 52 Lions-51. As for the boys contest, Gloucester Catholic had three players score in double figures to top Gloucester, 47-31. Shumeek Scott led the way with 13, while Nick Schoppy added 12 and... Read more →

Bills Opinion: Three Corner Park restored

GLOUCESTER CITY-The dilapidated Three Corner Park at the intersection of Burlington and Middlesex Streets, has recently been brightened up with brand new equipment. The old playground equipment at the former $100,000 park built in the 1980's wasn't maintained. Broken down swings, park benches unfit for anyone to sit on, and the... Read more →

Rams defeat Lions 52-51

Catholic needs OT to slip past hungry Lions Sunday, January 28, 2007 By Robert Edwards gcsports@sjnewsco.com GLOUCESTER CITY-The Gloucester Catholic High School girls basketball team earned its first win over crosstown rival Gloucester in three years on Saturday, defeating the Lady Lions, 52-51, in an overtime thriller. A five-point Gloucester lead... Read more →

obit Cheeseman (of Brooklawn)

CHEESEMAN, ELIZABETH M. On January 26, 2007. (nee Fox) Age 93. A long time resident of Brooklawn. Loving wife of the late Robert H. Cheeseman. Devoted and caring mother of Patricia Purnell and her husband Harry. Beloved grandmother of Kristen L. Alfano and her husband Donald and Matthew Purnell. Cherished great-grandmother... Read more →

Business Person of the Year

Gloucester City Business Association Honors Deceased Member The Gloucester City Business Association presented Kay Ferry, the widow of James E. Ferry Sr., an award recently in honor of her late husband who was chosen as Business Person of the Year by the members of the association. Making the presentation is Dave... Read more →

Brooklawn's Ashley Boulden Nominee for All-American

Boulden Rider’s Coca-Cola Community All-American LAWRENCEVILLE—Ashley Boulden of Brooklawn, (pictured with student) a senior on the Rider University field hockey and softball teams, is Rider’s nominee for the Coca-Cola Community All-American award. An Elementary Education/Special Education major, Boulden has been an active member of the Rider Council for Exceptional Children, a... Read more →

Rams News

The shirt on his back Thursday, January 25, 2007 By Scott Chappelear schappelear@sjnewsco.com The staff working home basketball games at Gloucester Catholic High School is easily visible, marked by their matching T-shirts with "Sidoti's Staff" on the breast. The depiction of athletic director Tony Sidoti in a Rams basketball uniform on... Read more →

Obit Geibel (of Gloucester City)

GEIBEL Eleanor B. On January 26, 2007. (nee Goldschmidt) Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Loving daughter of the late Bernard J. “Reds” and Eleanor Elizabeth (nee Cuneo) Goldschmidt. Beloved mother of Carl P. (George) of Tarpon Springs, Florida, John P. (Kara) of Gloucester City, Lisa of Gloucester City, Mariellen of Haddon... Read more →

Obit Marano (formerly of Audubon Park)

MARANO Robert M., III On January 24, 2007, of Haddon Twp., formerly of Audubon Park and N. Wildwood. Age 21. Beloved son of Maureen Preston (Michael) and Robert Marano, Jr. Devoted boyfriend of Dena LoCastro. Loving brother of Nicole Stasulli, Brandi Stasulli, Cortney Marano and Ryan Marano. Dear grandson of Robert... Read more →

Ken and Patti add a new member to their family

Patti wanted a dog. I didn't ; so we compromised and decided to get a dog!............................................. She wanted a little dog, I wanted a big dog!........................ She wanted a female, I wanted a male!................................ She wanted a white dog, I wanted a black dog!.................... She wanted to name it CoCo, I... Read more →

Blue Jersey Jan. 24

New Jersey NEWS Round-Up Wednesday, January 24 Rep. Donald Payne was named subcommittee chair for Africa and Global Health. The latest Quinnipiac University poll on property taxes finds that 67% think meaningful property tax reductions this year are unlikely. They oppose selling (or leasing) the Turnpike 53-34 and are split 46-46... Read more →

OBITUARY: Christopher L. Roberts of Audubon NJ age 38

On January 20, 2007, Christopher L. Roberts of Audubon, age 38 years. Survived by his parents Raymond and Stella Patricia (nee Keen) Roberts of Audubon, brother Raymond Roberts Jr. of Pennsauken, Mark Roberts of Woodlyn, sister Nicole Roberts of Gloucester City, grandmother Sophie Karge of Florida. Chris was a Cook at... Read more →