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August 2007

A Night under the Lights

Posted by South Jersey News Online Pictured here, from left, are Assistant Coaches Bill Alvaro Sr., Bob Gorski, Dave Casey and Head Coach Bill Alvaro Jr. WASHINGTON TWP.―The Washington Township High School baseball staff and their 2007 state championship team were honored for their remarkable season by the Camden Riversharks during... Read more →

Reminder: This Saturday Browns Shoprite Wiffleball Reunion

Category Sports Gaetano's entered the 2007 Tournament slotted as an 8 to 1 favorite. The early odds were based on rumors that both Pat Burrell and Chase Utley would be team members of Gaetano's. Team President Alan Baker stated that Chase had never played wiffleball and Pat would struggle to adjust... Read more →

Chalie Reichner, of Audubon; WWII Navy Vet

REICHNER, CHARLES D. On August 27, 2007 of Audubon, NJ formerly of Philadelphia. Age 83 years. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (Timber) Reichner (nee Zayas). Loving father of Paul D. Reichner (Terilynn), Erick O. Timber (Maureen) and Lillian T. Mierkowski (George). Dear grandfather of Michael, Heather, Megan, Sara, Alexander and... Read more →

Helen M. Buckley, 93, of Bellmawr; Former Manager of WT Grants

On August 28, 2007. Age 93. (nee Cusack) Of Bellmawr. Loving wife of the late James T. Buckley. Devoted mother of Helen B. Ade of Haddonfield, James T. Buckley, Jr. of Mullica Hill, Daniel P. Buckley of Arizona, Marie T. Gougon of Pitman, and Maureen Buckley-Pyne of Westmont. Beloved grandmother of... Read more →

Chuckles by Rick

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY:... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Police Introduce New Program

By Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent Mount Ephraim Police Chief Edward C. Dobleman announced that the department is implementing a new program to the borough. The program is called "Street Smart Is Street Safe" and will help protect our school children, school crossing guards, and the citizens of our community. Residents and... Read more →

Karen Trovarelli, Age 43, of Pittsgrove, formerly of Pennsauken

TROVARELLI, KAREN (SCULLY) On Sunday, August 26th, Karen Trovarelli, of Pittsgrove, formerly of Pennsauken, wife, mother, daughter, and sister passed away suddenly at the age of 43 years old. Karen will be forever remembered by her husband, Vincent Trovarelli and their two precious children, Karly and Steven, by her parents John... Read more →

Frank Spadora, of Brooklawn, Owner of Frank's Fruit & Produce

SPADORA, FRANK ANTHONY On August 26, 2007, of Brooklawn. Age 86. Beloved husband of 65 years of Yvonne (nee Tomarchio). Loving father of Rosemarie Boulden (Herb) of Brooklawn. Devoted grandfather of Scott Boulden (Deanne) of Westville and Natalie Alessio (Randy) of Brooklawn. Loving great-grandfather of Francesco and Gianni Alessio and Scott... Read more →

Lucille Ann O'Hara, age 51, formerly of Collingswood

O'HARE, LUCILLE ANN (nee Leo), of Frederica, DE, formerly of Stratford and Collings-wood, peacefully at home August 23, 2007, age 51 years. Beloved wife of Raymond Richard John O'Hare; devoted mother of Steven C. Mersiowsky of NE Phila. and Jennifer Mersiowsky of Somer-dale; sister of John M. Leo of Islamorada, FL... Read more →

Westville Environmental Commission topic of Council Meeting

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent For many months the Westville Environmental Commission had petitioned the Borough Council to make changes in the ordinance referring to the number of members that sit on the board. Secretary Fred Coleman said they had requested the amendment to the ordinance to allow the reduction of... Read more →


Published: May 1, 2003 A Look Back……………the year 2003 Sunoco Inc., a leading oil refiner, agreed to buy the Eagle Point refinery in New Jersey from the El Paso Corporation for at least $130 million. The refinery, in Westville, has the capacity to process 150,000 barrels of crude oil a day,... Read more →

The Building May be Gone, but the Memories Linger On

Bill's Point of View .....................category Bills Point of View The old Sports Corner Bar, at 4th and Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City is being demolished to make way for a restaurant. The bar has been closed for nearly 20 years and soon the building will be non-existent. JK Venture Enterprises, LLC, the... Read more →

Letters: Mt. Holly's Spaventa put children first

Paul Spaventa, short in stature, faced an awesome dilemma. He had to search his soul and answer the following question: Do I dance with the devil or serve the people? Spaventa, the superintendent of Mount Holly schools, chose the latter, knowing there would be hell to pay. He persevered and within... Read more →

Temple Baseball Coach Announces the Names of the 2008 Recruiting Class

Three freshman and two transfers highlight late signees Aug. 21, 2007 PHILADELPHIA - Temple baseball head coach Rob Valli is pleased to announce the addition of five student-athletes for the 2008 season. The quintet is comprised of three incoming freshman and a pair of transfers, including a high school All-American. 1B... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor & Council Agenda for August meeting

Thursday, August 23, 2007 City Hall, 313 MONMOUTH STREET Agenda 1. Call Meeting to Order: 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call: 4. Open Public Meetings Act Notice: This meeting is being held in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, otherwise known as the "Sunshine Law." It has... Read more →

Jim Fifis, 68, rose from dishwasher to Ponzio's co-owner

Courier-Post staff CHERRY HILL Jim Fifis, who rose from a dishwasher's job to oversee one of South Jersey's best-known restaurants, has died. Mr. Fifis, 68, was a partner with his three sons at Ponzio's in Cherry Hill. He died of natural causes Wednesday. Born in Andros, Greece, Mr. Fifis came to... Read more →

News About Our Men & Women in the Military

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PVT. DAVID W. WALLACE has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier was schooled in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions.... Read more →

Hello from Gloucester City! Wish you were here……

Gloucester City has a new postcard which was designed by local artist Earl Nazar. The cost to produce and print the postcard was funded by the Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone. Using the theme " Gloucester City Old and New", Nazar drawings depict the original City Municipal Building, fishermen hauling in... Read more →

Holt Family Not Liked by Longshoreman’s Assn.

"That lease sickens me. I don't know how they got away with it, because we would like to use that land for other things," said Gloucester City Mayor William James, who describes a prickly relationship with the city's largest employer and taxpayer. By EILEEN STILWELL Courier-Post Staff News of the Holt... Read more →

Geo Boulton, 71, of West Deptford, Active in Many Veteran Organizations

BOULTON, GEORGE H. Age 71, of West Deptford, died Sunday August 19, 2007 at home. George served in both the US Army & Navy, and member of the honor guard of Army-Navy Garrison Union #52 of National Park. He served on the Gloucester County Veterans Advisory Committee, and helped establish the... Read more →

Francis I Kain WWII Navy Veteran, Member of Steamfitters Union Local #420, Lifelong Resident of Gloucester City

Francis I. Kain, of Gloucester City, passed away on August 21, 2007 at the age of 84. Loved and cared for by his wife of 55 years Claire T. (nee McKiernan). Devoted father of Joseph F. Kain and wife Margaret, Mary Margaret Campbell and husband Mark, Claire Marie Devereaux and husband... Read more →

Letters: The City Should Fine CSX for Not Maintaining the RR Property

Photo: the weeds along the railroad track in front of the Gloucester City Library. Bill, I would like to start by saying that I think the Highway Department has done an outstanding job this summer maintaining all the landscaping of the city properties. I don't remember the city looking so good.... Read more →


Category Mount Ephraim By Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent According to the American Cancer Society, there were 556,902 cancer deaths in the United States in 2003, the latest information available on their website. Most likely you or someone you know has been affected by cancer. My close friend's aunt, Kathy Muendel, died... Read more →

GHS Plans Ceremony to Honor Marc Ryan Killed in Iraq War

By PHIL ANASTASIA, Courier-Post Staff Saturday, September 22 will be a special day for the Gloucester High School football team, and for the entire town. Not only will the Lions play their home opener that morning against Penns Grove. The school also will retire the jersey of former star linebacker Marc... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Post Office Arrives

PHOTO BY BILL BATES MOUNT EPHRAIM POST OFFICE ARRIVES - Shortly before 12 noon on Monday, August 5th, two large "oversize loads" were spotted on Kings Highway. To the shock of many the truck drivers transporting these large modular structures actually stopped and then slowly maneuvered their vehicles into the parking... Read more →

Should Gloucester City Mayor and Council Be Placing Legal Notices in the City News?

Note: This letter was published in the City News August 16, 2007 After reading the article "The Public has a Right to Know" in the August 9th edition of the Gloucester City News, I was conflicted as to Bill Cleary's intent. Was it truly to argue for keeping the community informed,... Read more →

Historical Reprints of Scenes and Documents of Gloucester City Have a New Home

The large paintings or reprints of early Gloucester City that hung for decades on the walls of the PNC Bank in Gloucester City have been moved to the third floor of O'Hara's Pub on King Street. The bank is in the middle of remodeling their Monmouth Street office and had no... Read more →