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May 2007

Tofu is Delicious Says Hank!

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. (Hank is former resident of Gloucester City who lives in Japan) I read about this bit of interesting news in the local Japanese newspaper. Edgewater, N.J.-A Kyoto based tofu maker is poised to make inroads into the U.S. market on the back of strong popularity of its products in Japan and health-conscious American consumers. A brand of tofu named Otokmae (Handsome Guy) that created a sensation among young Japanese when it appeared in July 2004.It made its full fledged... Read more →

MISS MOUNT EPHRAIM 2007 Lucy Zettlemoyer

PHOTO BY BILL BATES MISS MOUNT EPHRAIM 2007 - Lucy Zettlemoyer was crowned Miss Mount Ephraim 2007 at the Miss Mount Ephraim Pageant held on May 15th at the MEPRI Banquet Hall. Lucy is pictured above with (from Left) Commissioner Andy Gilmore, Mayor Joe Wolk, & Commissioner Bruce Greenwald. A full story and more pictures will be in next weeks NEWS. Read more →

Rams 7 Lions 0

photos by Bruce Darrow, Gloucester Catholic High School junior pitcher Brittney Carosia allowed just three hits and knocked in the game-winning run with a safety squeeze bunt in the top of the fourth as the Rams, No. 11 in the "Courier-Post" Top 20, knocked off crosstown rival No. 6 Gloucester 2-1 in Tri-County softball action Saturday. The win was the 200th of Gloucester Catholic coach Julie McHenry's coaching career. Both teams came out swinging early. An inning after Kristen Collins led the game off with... Read more →

Rutgers opens Big East with rout of Notre Dame

The Times LOCAL COLLEGES BROOKLYN, N.Y -- Second- seeded Rutgers collected 18 hits and broke a 2-2 with a seven-run sixth inning en route to a 13-2, eight-inning victory over seventh- seeded Notre Dame in the Big East Baseball Tournament first round yesterday at KeySpan Park. The Scarlet Knights (37-18) will face third-seeded Louisville at 5 p.m. today, Thursday. Big East Player of the Year Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs, Mike Bionde went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run,... Read more →

Obit Mae Rhoda, of Brooklawn

RHODA, MAE(MICKEY) On May 22, 2007, (nee Nesbitt) of Brooklawn, NJ, age 86. She was the beloved wife of Samuel T. Rhoda and loving mother of Donna Kirk, Curtis and John(Dottie) Rhoda. Carol Ferren and the late Charles A. (Bud) Nitzky. She is the dear sister of Charles Berryman(Helga) and the late June Taylor. Her 11 dear grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren also survive her. Mickey was a 1938 graduate of Gloucester High School and a long time member of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church.... Read more →

Obit, Carmen Bada Sr., of Bellmawr

BADA, CARMEN, SR. On May 22, 2007, of Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved husband of 61 years to Marie (nee Cirucci). Devoted father of Dorothy Cortese (Stephen Cohen), Maryann Tsiaras (Steve), Eileen Bada, Loretta Doherty, Carmen Bada, Jr. (Carol), Joan Guida (Eric) and Steven Bada (Diane). Loving grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Frank Bada (Louise) and Anna DeVaro. Also survived by many loving friends and relatives. Mr. Bada was a WW II Army veteran. He was a former employee of... Read more →

Memories of the Walt Whitman Bridge & Growing up in Gloucester City

Dear Bill, When I saw the article on the WWB (Walt Whitman Bridge) it brought back many memories to me. If you don't mind I am going to share some with you. During the summers of 1955 and 1956 I spent many a long afternoon lying on the grass by the old swimming pool watching as the two side of the bridge came together. There was a regular group of guys who hung out down there. I will name as many as I can recall... Read more →

About Dogs, Teaching the Command Stay

By Allan "Stay" needs considerable practice when training your puppy. You can teach him to stay either seated or lying down. By repeated practice, say "Stay," walking away, and acting shocked if he rises and follows. Take him back and go through itagain. Always, of course, return to praise him mightily when he has "stayed" for even a few brief seconds. Gradually lengthen the time. You canperfect this obedience command while moving about at housework or in a cellar workshop; it needn't take too much... Read more →

Rider U Baseball Signs Three New Players

LAWRENCEVILLE—Just as the 2007 season has come to an end, the Rider University baseball team has added three more players to its 2008 roster. Mason Heyne of Shrewsbury, PA, John Ralston of Fairfax, VA and AJ Albee of Ashley, PA have signed national letters of intent and will further their education and athletic careers at Rider in September, Rider head coach Barry Davis announced. Heyne, a 6’2", 210 pound senior shortstop at Susquehannock High School, hit a school record 12 home runs this spring, batting... Read more →

Brooklawn Man Hit By Pickup Truck

Courier Post reports MEDFORD -- A 36-year-old man was injured when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a pickup truck on Tuckerton Road near the Atsion Road intersection. Don Eccleston of Brooklawn was traveling east on Tuckerton Road aroud 3 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by the passenger side mirror of an eastbound pickup truck driven by Barbara Jackman, 49, of Medford, police said. Eccleston fell off the bike and sustained multiple cuts to his limbs and on his chin and had... Read more →

Obit Barbara L. Ferrick, of Mt. Ephraim/Retired Postal Worker

FERRICK Barbara L. (nee Teears), Age 72. Of Mt. Ephraim, NJ, former wife of Francis J. Ferrick, Jr., of Gloucester City, beloved mother of Bruce of Mt. Ephraim, NJ, Ralph (Debora Gardner) of Gloucester City, NJ, and Barbara A. "Bobbi" Ferrick, of Collingswood, NJ. Loving Grandmother of Lena B. Geib, of Westville, NJ, and sister of Annie Heimerl, of Gloucester City, NJ. Barbara will be remembered fondly by numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews. She is a retired postal employee, and former... Read more →

Obit Edamay Standish, of Brooklawn

STANISH, EDAMAY On May 20, 2007, (nee McFetridge) of Brooklawn, NJ, age 83 yrs. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of Domenic Stanish and loving mother of Daniel and his wife Andrea, Susan, Patrick and Donna. She was predeceased by her loving sons Edward and Timothy Stanish. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren, Domenic, Timmy, Danny, Eddie, Michelle, Autumn, Nathan, her great grandchildren Justin and Baby Domenic and sisters Sara (Sadie) Stone and Marge Razzi. Mrs. Stanish loved to go Ballroom... Read more →

Obit John Haggerty, of Haddonfield

HAGGERTY John Thomas 'J.T.' Haggerty, Jr. of Haddonfield, NJ on April 8, 2007. Beloved son of Marianne Paoli and John Haggerty, brother of Christopher Squazzo, grandson of John and Peggy Haggerty; survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. J.T. enjoyed the outdoors, competing in various sports, traveling, and hanging out with his friends. He loved and was loved by his family, friends, and teammates. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Christ the King RC Church Wood Ln. and Hopkins Ave.... Read more →

Funeral Services Thursday for Gloucester Man who Died in Fire

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May, 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Sts., for Charles A. Hagan Sr., of Gloucester City who passed away suddenly on May 21. He was 50 years old. According to media reports a relative went to check on Mr. Hagen late Monday afternoon when no one had heard from him. The relative saw soot on the curtains and called 911. Police went in and found Mr. Hagen dead in his... Read more →

CAMCO Fire Chief’s Banquet

PHOTOS BY BILL BATES Bagpipers from the Camden County Emerald Society play "Amazing Grace" at the CamCo Fire Chief's & Fire Officer's Annual Installation Banquet held at the Bellmawr Ballroom on Thursday, January 11th. Mount Ephraim Fire Department Honor Guard members (L to R) Firefighter Nikki Campanell, Battalion Chief Jeff Vilardo, Captain Mark Campanell, and Captain Joe Imielinski exit the ballroom after they concluded posting the colors for the evening. CAMCO FIRE CHIEF'S & OFFICER'S INSTALLATION BANQUET HELD By Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent Bellmawr, NJ... Read more →

Obit Rose Marie Costanzo, of Gloucester City; Waitress at Max's Cafe

COSTANZO, ROSE MARIE (Nee Overnack), on May 21, 2007, of Gloucester City. Age 75. Beloved wife of Samuel J. Devoted mother of John Costanzo and his wife Angela Cella of Alexandria, VA and Lisa Pyffer and her husband Michael T., Sr. of Dennisville, NJ. Loving grandmotherof Michael, Jr. and Samantha Rose Pyffer, also of Dennis-ville. Dear sister-in-law of Mary Colletti. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Costanzo was a waitress at Max's Café in Gloucester City for 20 years. There will be a... Read more →

Sgt. Allen James Dunckley, of Glassboro, Killed in Iraq; Services Thursday

Sgt. Allen James Dunckley, age 25, of Glassboro was killed last Monday, May 14 in an ambush in Salman Park, Iraq by small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Sgt. Dunckley was a sniper and paratrooper in the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Benning, Ga. He is survived by his wife Jen, of Philadelphia, his three and half- year- old son Joshua, his two -year- old daughter Hannah and his parents Mae and Allen Dunckley,... Read more →

Backfill of the Klemm Ave./Highland Blvd. Brownsfield Site has Begun

The company overseeing the Brownsfield remedial cleanup at Klemm Avenue and Highland Blvd. site gave a report by letter to the Gloucester City Council for the month of May. The report was read at the Work Session of Council on May 17. The report reads as follows: The prime contractor is continuing the excavation of contaminated soli. The soil that they are excavating is being trucked to the Transshipment Facility (TSF) located at Stinsman and Brick Roads via the approved shipping route. Work has started... Read more →

Smoke from Basement Fire Kills Gloucester City Man

May 21st A relative went to check on 50-year-old Charles Hagen at 20 Yale Road in Gloucester City when no one had heard from him. The relative saw soot on the curtains and called 911. Police went in and found Hagen dead in his bedroom. He apparently died of smoke inhalation. The fire had smoldered in the basement and burned itself out. Cause of fire still under investigation by local and county fire marshal, but believed to be accidental. 6abc.com Read more →

Lions v Rams Alumni Softball Game a Success; Rams Win 14-13

Mayor Bill James (1974) slid home past Billy Eller in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Rams the win in dramatic fashion. The final score was 14-13. There was a good crowd at Saturday's game (May 19). Officials at the game (Pat Rodgers) are trying to move the "Old Timers" game to the Old Mens Softball field on Johnson blvd. Only time will tell, the Lions will still be upset at everything Gloucester Catholic does!!!!!!!!! The money raised from the event will... Read more →

Large Crowd Attends May Mt. Ephraim Commission Meeting

By Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent Mount Ephraim Commissioners passed an ordinance on first reading at the May meeting to amend the previous political sign ordinance that was currently on the books. There is a law that states political signs are part of free speech and no such ordinance can dictate that. A second reading of borough ordinance 04-07 was read and carried, amending the previous ordinance "Applying for mercantile licenses". This new ordinance is to include late fees to businesses so they are more alert... Read more →


The Gloucester City High School Class of '57 extends their heartfelt thanks to the following businesses that so willingly and generously responded to our request for door prizes to help us celebrate our 50th high school reunion: Creations by Kathy, Carr's Hardware, Sunshine Flowers & Gifts, Twisted Delights, Neuhauser's Liquor Store, Gloucester Wawa, Erin's Secret Garden, O'Donnell's Restaurant, Curves, and the Brooklawn Diner. Our goal was to have enough door prizes so everyone who attended would win something (with classmates and their spouses or guests,... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Courtyard Makeover

By: Lauren Marchese, Kyle Johnston, Stephanie Lado and Alysia Haney Mr. Lattanzio's 7th grade advanced Science Class As Earth Day was rapidly approaching, and our class was covering a unit on plants, we chose to makeover our courtyard, to help our environment. In this bleak, unused garden TLC was desperately needed. Our science class wanted to eliminate this problem, and that is exactly what we did. So, as we spiritedly redid this distorted land, it was running through our heads who to thank -- the... Read more →

Obit, Doris May Bozarth, resident of Brooklawn and Gloucester City

On May 20, 2007, Doris May (nee Kelley), age 81, passed away at her granddaughter's home in Westville. Born in Berlin, NJ, Doris had been a resident of Brooklawn and Gloucester City for over 40 years. Doris was a longtime parishioner at the Church of the Ascension in Gloucester City and she was active at the Gloucestertowne Senior Citizen's Home where she had lived. Doris is lovingly survived by her four children, Linda (William) Decker, John Bozarth, Jeffrey (Deborah Thomas) Bozarth of and Keith (Norma... Read more →

George Skipton, former City Councilman; Manager of the United Jersey Bank Succumbs

George Skipton, of Deptford passed away on May 19th at the age of 61. Mr. Skipton, a former resident of Gloucester City, was an active member of Highland Park Church of God. George was a former Gloucester City councilman, a member of Gloucester City Democrat Club, Lion's Club, and served on the Board of the Gloucester City Library. He was an active parishioner of St. Mary's Church having served on Parish Council, as a Eucharistic Minister and was a recipient of the Bishop's Medal. George... Read more →

Where Are They Now: Rams Alumni Braddock, Strikes out 11 for the West Virginia Power

Source MILB.com: Braddock, Power ground Travelers Zach Braddock struck out 11 batters over seven strong innings as visiting West Virginia crushed Asheville, 11-0, on Saturday. Braddock (3-1) limited the Tourists to two hits and did not walk a batter to earn his first victory since April 25. The 19-year-old left-hander has not allowed more than two runs in any of his seven starts this season. He struck out a season-high 12 on April 20 against Greensboro. On Friday, Mike McClendon took a no-hitter into the... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Class of 1960 Monthly Luncheon

Gloucester City High School Class of 1960 held their monthly luncheon meeting at the Dining Car in Gloucester City on May 10th. Those who attended (not all are pictured) included Ron Klarman, Harry Purnell, Doris Kramer-Cann, Joe Senatore, Diane Sarlo-Witherou, Jil Costano-Wahl, Dollie Donio-Cardwell, Lillian Watson-Straub, Bruce Schell, Kathy McGrath-Walsh, Barbara Heyne- Middleton, and John Hindsley. Barbara Middleton said, " We had a great time. The food was delicious and reasonable. Our waitress, Colleen, was outstanding. The next get together is a picnic/pool party at... Read more →

Obit Bessie Zalbert, of Mt. Ephraim

ZALBERT, BESSIE (Nee Santangelo), on May 17, 2007, age 90 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved wife of the late August P. 'Augie'. Devoted mother of Mary Ann and son-in-law Frank DiLorenzo of Longport, NJ. Loving grandmother of Frank, Jr. of Longport and Tony of Pennsauken. Dear great grandmother of Anthony Giovanni, and Frank IV. Dear sister of Frank and Sonny Santangelo, Josephine Santangelo and Mary Ricci. Mrs. Zalbert was retired from Burlington Coat Factory. She was also a long time member of the Sons of... Read more →

A Bit of Opinionated Commentary from Japan

by Hank F. Miller Jr. Think About This One!!! It is short but very interesting! A car company can move its factories to Mexico and claim it's a free market. A toy company can out source to a Chinese subcontractor and claim it's a free market. A shoe company can produce its shoes in south East Asia and claim it's a free market. A major bank can incorporate in Bermuda to avoid taxes and claim it's a free market. We can buy HP Printers made... Read more →

Bevan Appointed to the Position of Community Relations Specialist

Gloucester City Mayor and Council at Thursday's work session (May 17) approved the hiring of Robert Bevan (photo) to the position of Community Relations Specialist at a salary of $28,000. Councilman Nick Marchese said he is thrilled to have former mayor Bevan on board. "His past experience as our mayor for eight years will be a big help to the new administration." Bevan served two terms as Gloucester City mayor in the 1980's. He was a staunch supporter of the James ticket (Bill James, Jay... Read more →

Crate Training By Allan

Dog Quote: I have a great dog. She's half Lab, half pit bull. A good combination. Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me. ....Jimi Celeste ********************************* Crate Training By Allan One of the best things you can do for your puppy early in life is crate training. Many people are under the misconception that crate training a puppy is cruel but this is far from the truth. Dogs actually get a lot of benefit from having been crate... Read more →

Movement Underway to Bring the USS Charles F. Adams to Gloucester City's Waterfront

A movement is underway to bring the "USS" Charles F. Adams to Gloucester City's waterfront. Led by Dr. Jim Doster, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, the Adams was decommissioned August 1990 and placed in mothballs at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she is currently berthed. Pastor Jim, whose church is located at the corner of Market and Washington Streets, is associated with the Adams Class Veteran's Association (ACVA) which has been diligently trying to procure the ship as a museum for several years. Doster said,... Read more →

Letters/ Re: USS Charles F. Adams Coming to Gloucester City

ADAMS CLASS VETERANS ASSOCIATION, Inc. * SAVE * RESTORE * PRESERVE * To: ACVA Members, Former Shipmates and Friends, I hope all of you know by now that the ex-USS ADAMS DDG2 has been returned to "Donation Hold Status" at the direction of the CNO, Admiral Mullen a former Adams Class DDG Commanding Officer. On April 25, 2007, I received a letter from Vice Admiral M. P. Fitzgerald, Director, Navy Staff for the CNO, confirming this decision. We now have until March 31, 2008, to... Read more →