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May 2007

Obit Margaret Mary Morrison, formerly of Gloucester City

MORRISON Margaret Mary On May 30, 2007. (nee Kelly) Age 98. Of Woodbury. Formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved daughter of the late Peter Kelly and Delia (nee Brennan). Loving wife of 62 years of the late Louis James Morrison. Devoted mother of Mary Morrison Williams, Edward J. Morrison, and Anne R. Piontkowski.... Read more →


A "Brief" History of Camden County

"Let it be remembered," wrote Thomas Sharp in 1718, "that upon the nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty-one, Mark Newby, William Bates, Thomas Thackara, George Goldsmith and Thomas Sharp set sail from the harbor...of Dublin...We took our land in one tract together...bounding... Read more →


Episcopal Church of the Ascension 160 years anniversary

from the pages of the Courier Post The Rev. G. Richard Civalier was 33 when he was welcomed to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension after a missionary journey in Newfoundland. But Civalier, who has been church rector for 27 years, said his life almost took another route. "I was convinced that... Read more →


Report on Eminent Domain lists abuses in land seizures

A review of New Jersey court cases shows the state law governing eminent domain use for private redevelopment is written in a way that leads to abuse, according to a Public Advocate report released on Wednesday. The Legislature must act swiftly to change the state’s redevelopment law, protect people’s rights and guarantee... Read more →


Navy Museum Ship Explored for Gloucester City Waterfront

By Dr. James Doster A special dinner meeting was held Tuesday, May 22nd to discuss the concept of bringing a retired U.S. Navy warship to Gloucester City as a museum ship. The meeting, at Vincent's Seafood Restaurant in Gloucester City, was hosted by Dr. Jim Doster and brought together Gloucester city leaders,... Read more →


Rider's Hamilton (Pennsauken HS) Qualified for NCAA Championships

LAWRENCEVILLE — Sophomore Desmond Hamilton (Pennsauken) has qualified for the NCAA National Track & Field Championships in the long jump. “In all of the years that Rider has had track and field, he is only the second person to get to nationals,” said Rider head coach Rob Pasquariello. Hamilton placed fifth in... Read more →


Bill Higgins Hired by SJ Port Corp as Security Chief | cnbnews.net

Former Brooklawn resident Bill Higgins has been hired by the South Jersey Port Corporation to the position of Director of Security, safety and human resources. A newly created position Higgins will receive a salary of $78,000. Higgins, his wife Beth and their five sons moved several years ago from Brooklawn to Upper... Read more →


Lions Coach Dave Light 200th Career Win/Rams Bats Are Hot /Gators Rally

S.J. Group 1: Taylor Chain struck out nine, and Kelsey Cutler drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as top-seeded Gloucester City HS edged fourth-seeded New Egypt 2-1 to give Lions coach Dave Light his 200th career win as a head coach. more See InquirerGloucester gives softball coach... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic AD is Hospitalized

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 from the pages of the Courier-Post Tony Sidoti, the 28-year-old athletic director at Gloucester Catholic High School, is in Cooper Hospital recovering from a medical condition, school officials announced Tuesday. Sidoti is listed in serious but stable condition, according to acting Gloucester Catholic athletic director Tony Powers. "The... Read more →


Brooklawn Teen Shot and Killed in Camden City

May 30, 2007 Acting Camden County Prosecutor Joshua M. Ottenberg and Camden Police Executive Arturo Venegas Jr. reported that a 17-year-old Brooklawn resident was shot and killed early today on the street in Camden, N.J. At approximately 1:50 a.m. today, Camden Police received a report of a man shot at Broadway and... Read more →


Letters: Gloucester City's Memorial Day Services Outstanding

Dear Bill, Just a note about today's services at the War Memorial monuments. I was very happy to see so many people there, of course more would have been great. The speakers were great, the Gloucester City Choir sang beautifully. The Brownie Troop (can't remember #) read a little poem about poppies,... Read more →


Looking for Information on the Hinky-Dinks & the Brooklawn Hamburger

Hi Bill; I recently found your Notebook after renewing old acquaintances with fellow members of the GHS Class of '66, and have been a regular reader since. Over the years I've had a couple of things on my mind about the old stomping grounds that I couldn't satisfy through normal internet means,... Read more →


Rutgers Advances to the Finals

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Second-seeded Rutgers scored a run in the fourth and two in the fifth and Sean Spicer (Pearl River, N.Y.) pitched a complete game five hitter as the Scarlet Knights advanced to Saturday's BIG EAST Championship game with a 3-1 victory over third-seeded Louisville Friday night at KeySpan Park. The... Read more →


Rutgers Downs Louisville to Force Elimination Game in BIG EAST Tournament

UPDATE: The elimination game is over.....Rutgers 3 Louisville 1 BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Down 7-5 in the seventh-inning, No. 2 Rutgers scored six runs en route to a 12-10 win over No. 3 Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn. The win forces an elimination... Read more →


Rutgers Advances to BIG EAST Semifinals With 11-0 Win Over Villanova

UPDATE: Rutgers played Louisville today at 10 A.M. Final Rutgers 12, Louisville 10. BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The second-seeded Rutgers baseball team used three home runs and a complete-game performance from sophomore pitcher Matt Gianinni (Millington, N.J.) to defeat sixth-seeded Villanova, 11-0, in the BIG EAST Baseball Championship at KeySpan Park Thursday afternoon.... Read more →


Chuckles by Jes

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God." The teacher paused and said, "But... Read more →