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October 2007

College Field Hockey: Rider 3 Sacred Heart 1

Click Here for Box Score October 21, 2007 Northeast Conference Game FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Youth was served early and a veteran wrapped it up. The Broncs clinched the number two seed in the upcoming playoffs with a 3-1 Northeast Conference road win at Sacred Heart Sunday afternoon, on the strength of a solid scoring effort from the 2007 freshmen class. “The freshmen have been great all year,” said head coach Lori Hussong. “Immediately after we inserted Allison Vogel and Michaela Franey into the game, they both scored and that was a huge lift for us, especially on the road in a conference game.” Rider (9-8, 6-1 NEC) opened the scoring with freshman Allison Vogel (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional) hitting the back of the cage 11 minutes in and the Broncs scored again off a penalty corner one minute later when rookie Michaela Franey (York, Maine/York) scored off an assist from freshman Margaret Ecke... Read more →

Ted Krueger, GHS Alumni, Korean War Veteran, and NJ Bell Employee; Services at Brooklawn United Methodist Church

Theodore F. Krueger Jr., a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester City High School, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the age of 78. Ted was a member of the Gloucester City High School Class of 1948, and played on the school's baseball and football teams. Throughout his adult life, he and his lovely wife Grace were great fans of the Lions football teams. The inseparable two-some could always be found in the bleachers on Saturdays cheering for "Their Lions". PHOTO: THEODORE F. KRUEGER JR. After he graduated from high school, Mr. Krueger in 1949 enlisted in the United States Navy. He served during the Korean Conflict on the U.S.S Mindoro as a 2nd Class Radioman. In 1953 he received an Honorable Discharge. The same year he was hired by New Jersey Bell Telephone. He worked at Bell for 36 ½... Read more →

Gloucester High Football Team, the “New Cardiac Kids”!

JUST A FEW MORE STEPS -Bob The "Flyman" Filer runs 54 yards..TD! By Bruce Darrow The Gloucester Lion's this season have fought through many injuries from several dislocated shoulders to broken wrist to numerous other broken bones. On the sidelines trainer Mic Mc Laughlin along with Dr Carl Vitola tend to the players as they sit in pain, only for these players to ask these men to hurry so they can return to the field. But not included in this medical staff is a cardiologist. A heart doctor is not needed for the players who remain composed but for the parents and fans of the 21st century cardiac kids. A team full of young men, who probably never heard of the cardiac kids, has provided much unanticipated excitement for the Gloucester faithful. Even though each game has provided a full 48 minutes of heart thumping enjoyment, a warning should be... Read more →

Congratulations:GHS 2007 Homecoming Queen Brittny Boulden

photo by Bruce Darrow Gloucester City High School Homecoming Queen Brittny Boulden (left) receives a bouquet of flowers from last year’s Queen, Jenai Gonzales. The presentation was made today at the Lions v. Pennsville football game. The Homecoming Court Finalists were: Tara Curran, Megan Dilks, Kristen Herda, Marci Hutchinson, Sara Klemowitz, Kristin Marchese, Alexandria McColligan, Emily Reinhar, Jessica Ryan, Tiffaney Stiteler, Erika Smizer, Chelsea Thomson, Brittany Walters, and Leanna Wiley. Read more →

Update - University Statement on the Death of a Student

October 18, 2007 To the Rider University Community, We write to update you on what we have learned about the tragic death of Justin Warfield, a first year student at our Westminster Choir College in Princeton who passed away yesterday. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges relating to Justin’s death which it alleges was caused by heroin use. It does not appear that alcohol was a factor in his death. A Westminster sophomore has been arrested and charged with strict liability for the drug-induced death. Authorities believe he purchased the heroin and was involved in its use. As such, he has been placed on interim suspension by the University. Three additional Westminster students were issued summonses in connection with their involvement in this unfortunate event. For the full Prosecutor’s Office report, visit the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Website. Substance abuse on college campuses—whether by alcohol or illegal drugs—is... Read more →

College Golf: Rider at Mount St. Mary's Fall Classic

Brewington wins in playoff/Broncs 7th of 13 LITTLESTOWN, Pa.— After shooting a three-under par 69, Rider senior Tyler Brewington (Orangeville, Pa./Benton) made par on the second playoff hole to win the Mount St. Mary’s Fall Classic as the golf team competed this weekend at the par 72, 6,834 yard Quail Valley Golf Course. “Tyler put on a great performance,” said head coach Bob Whartenby. “He made some key putts and it was a good come back round after he shot a 74 on Friday.” Brewington entered the day tied for 18th place out of 69 golfers. “Tyler had to come out and be more aggressive and he did that,” said Whartenby. “He had some players in front of him that weren’t going to shoot real high so he had to pass them with a low score and come out firing. He got to four under pretty quick and kept it... Read more →

Lions Alumni in the News: William Paterson Over Stevens Tech

WAYNE, N.J. – Two second-half goals lifted the William Paterson field hockey team (10-4) to a 2-0 victory against visiting Stevens Tech (11-4) Oct. 17 at Wightman Stadium, and extended the Pioneers’ current winning streak to six games. Defense dominated in the first half, as the two teams combined for just four shots during the first 35 minutes of play. The best scoring opportunity of the opening stanza came less than 10 minutes remaining before halftime, when Meghan Hall’s (Turnersville, N.J./Washington Twp.) re-direction of a penalty corner was just wide of the cage. Hall had two breakaways during the first five minutes of the second half, but could not convert either chance. The Ducks had a pair of opportunities of their own midway through the second stanza, with dangerous balls cutting across the circle and in front of the goal. Three straight corners finally paid dividends for the Pioneers when... Read more →

Bonding with Grandma; Wife of GCHS Alumni Al Carelli

SITE EDITOR'S NOTE: The article below is about Marti Carelli-Gilbert, the widow of Al Carelli, who started Grandma's Camp after Al died on the jet carrying the Marshall University football team and coaching staff crashed. As you know there was a movie released last year in theaters "We Are Marshall" that tells the story about that horrific event. Al was born and raised in Audubon, NJ and was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, Class of 1961. read more about Al Carelli Tennessean, Tuesday, 11/14/2006 Source Widow tries to turn tragedy into camp where kids can get to know grandparents By TIM GHIANNI Senior Writer The dream that will become Grandma's Camp, where grandparents and grandchildren will share a week together, sprang from a nightmare. At 7:37 p.m. on Nov. 14, 1970, a jet carrying the Marshall University football team and coaching staff crashed two miles short of... Read more →

Ray Ford Old Timers Meeting held October 19,2007

Photo of Ray Ford from one of the very first gatherings. Ray passed away several years ago. There are some more old photos in the album below. See how many people you can identify. Some of the people at this year's meeting were: Ted Aceto, Bill Patton, Eugene Miller, Bill McFredericks, Marty Williamson, Al DiGiacomo, Joe DiGiacomo, Ron Henefer, Mart Sherry, Bob Bevan, and Jack McDade. Also, Chalie Pitzo, Jim Coppola, Butch Shaffer, Joe Miller, Ken MacAdams, Walt Clark, Reds Grandizio, Ed Cowgill, Leon Harris, Frank Keebler, Russ Hoffman, Phil Schnell, Bart Rettew, Bill and John Elenbark, Joe Boulden, Bud Shodder, George Berglund, Chalie Tourtual, Jack Persichetti, Rocky Gianvito , Bob McQuillan, Chuck Owens, Jack McDade, Tom Kenney. Also, Joe Donato, Jim Quinn, Ed Morris, Jack Ahern, Joe Dooley, Wayne Hill, Mike Zdon, John Zdon, Walt Zdon, Walt Fagan, and Pat McCann. Also, Dan McCarthy, Matt Spence, Walt Ashe, Ron... Read more →

Shane Shines on the Field and on the Track

Special to Runner's Gazette A Conversation with Shane Victorino BY JACK HEATH (Note: Jack Heath is the cross country track coach for Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City) On Sunday, September 30 the Phillies clinched the National League East Championship and their first trip to the National League Playoffs since 1993. Many of the Phillies players said that one of the keys to the Phillies season was a bunt by Shane Victorino a few days before against Atlanta Braves ace John Smoltz that had propelled the Phillies to a 4-0 lead. Victorino's 20-foot bunt was the key hit and the catalyst in a must-win victory over the Braves as the Phillies closed on the faltering Mets. Victorino celebrated the Phillies improbable comeback--down 7 games to the Mets with 17 games to play in September by squirting the fans with a fire hose. They didn't seem to mind. The story of... Read more →


Beginning Monday Oct. 22nd to approximately Friday Nov. 2nd. Captain Brian Beppel was informed by the construction officials that due to the current street improvement plan that is taking place on Kings Highway the following streets will be closed for construction activity: Lincoln Ave. will be closed between Kings Highway and Linwood Ave. James St. will be closed between Kings Highway and Warrington Ave. If you have any question please feel free to call the police station at 856-931-2225 Read more →

Grace Jones, 64, of Audubon Park

JONES, GRACE L. (nee Roork), 64, of Audubon Park on October 15, 2007. She is survived by her husband Thomas C. Jones, her Children, Thomas Jones (Sharon), Tammy Busch (Allan), William Jones (Rita), and Christopher Jones (Denise), her brother and sisters Marie Silverstein, Chic Wilt (Lou), Carol Avella (John), Jay Roork (Joseph), and Christopher Roork (Kristen), her grandchildren, Stephen, Matthew, Timmy, Melissa, Rick Miller, Megan Miller, Christian, Emily, and Zach, and her great grandson Gary Baines. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberta and Robert Roork, and her brothers Thomas Roork, Alfred Roork, and Samuel Roork. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service on Saturday October 20, 2007 at 11:30am at the JOHN A. HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 9 Whitehorse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Viewing from 9:30am to 11:30am. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box... Read more →

Samuel Causey, 59, of Camden

CAUSEY, SAMUEL E. Of Camden, NJ on October 14, 2007, age 59. Stepfather of the late Emma Smith, Patricia Smith and Ray Pratt; Brother of the late Sharon Brooks; He is survived by his wife, Ida L. Causey; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Kevin Welch; 4 step-children Margie Riley (Charles), Dorothy Pratt, Willie Smith (Roselyn) and AlethiaSmith; his mother Elizabeth Causey; 4 grandchildren, Lance and Lawrence Hurdle, Kevin and Natasha Welch; 6 brothers and sisters, Charles, William, Mitchell (Joyce) and Dwayne Causey, Elizabeth Causey and Willa Davis (Thomas); a special aunt, Bernadette Wharton; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services: Saturday: 11am at the CARL MILLER FUNERAL HOME- 831 Carl Miller Blvd. Camden, NJ where friends may call after 9am. Interment: Harleigh Cemetery- Camden, NJ. Read more →

Brian Boos, 31, of West Deptford

BOOS, BRIAN On October 14, 2007, of West Deptford. Age 31. Beloved son ofChristina (nee Metz) (Wes) and George Boos and his wife Mary Ann. Loving brother of Tracie Boos (Rich) and George Boos (Lisa). Dear Uncle of Stephen, Tyler, Connor, Austin and Riley. Grandson of Frank H. Metz, Sr., Betty Adams, Alice Boos and the late George Boos. Nephew of David Boos, Debby Boos, Kenny Boos (Susan), Gerry Bobjak and Frank Metz (Anna Mae). Also survived by numerous cousins. Brian lived life the way he chose and would want to be remembered that way. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Sat., 8:30am - 10:30am at the EGIZIFUNERAL HOME,119 Ganttown Rd., Washington Twp. Funeral Service 10:30am at the funeral home. Interment Rosehill Cemetery, Newfield, NJ. Read more →

DJ Hammond, 30, of Clementon

HAMMOND, DJ On Oct 17, 2007 David 'DJ' of Clementon, age 30 yrs. Beloved husband of Kristin (nee Hahn) Hammond. Survived by his daughter Kylee Hammond, parents David (Lynn) Hammond of Stone Harbor, Patricia (Jim ) Govan of Somers Point, grandmothers Madeline Chaya of Sea Isle & Peggy Speers of Glen Mills PA, sisters Kristy (Mike) D'Ottaviano of Washington Twp., Kelly (Alex) Coulter of Cape May, sisters-in-law Gretchen & Jan and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dave worked as a bartender for Olive Garden Restaurants. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Sat morning 11:00-12:00 noon withfuneral services starting at 12:00pm at the: ORA L. WOOSTER FUNERAL HOME 51 Park Blvd. Clementon, NJ 08021 Cremation will be private following services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Hammond Family (for Kylee's education) c/o the funeral home. Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School Alumni Relations

Magazine Drive 2007 For over 25 years Gloucester Catholic has sponsored a Magazine Drive. 40% of all sales are returned to the school. Please take a moment to place a renewal or purchase a new subscription. All orders can be placed on-line Go to Our School Code: 425003923 Pat Murphy Gloucester Catholic High School Alumni Relations Read more →

The Forgotten Hero

We told an 11-year-old he did the right thing by snitching on his dad. Then, we let him get lost in the system. by Brian Hickey (source "Hopefully, down the road, this won't be a story about a kid who did something great to escape a bad life but wasn't able to in the end. Hopefully, it won't be a story about him ending up in a gutter, in jail or 6 feet under. Will people be there to help him when all the attention goes away? How this story ends is going to be up to all of us." These are the words of Tony Wrice, son of Mantua's legendary anti-drug fighter Herman Wrice, circa December 2002. He was talking about Eddie Sheed Jr., an 11-year-old symbol of doing the right thing. It was around the time that the mayor and police commissioner couldn't say enough about Eddie's... Read more →

Photos and Story on Heroes to Hero Race

Runners and walkers get ready as Engine 452 prepares to "sound the siren" to officially start the 6th Annual Heroes to Hero 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning. Large Turnout for This Year's Heroes to Hero 5K Run/Walk Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent On Saturday, October 13 many residents from Gloucester City joined residents over in Mount Ephraim along with neighboring communities along with runners and walkers from neighboring states and countries that joined firefighters, family, and friends to participate in the Heroes to Hero 5K Run/Walk from Mount Ephraim Fire Department to Gloucester City Fire Headquarters. A sea of participants cross Kings Highway as they are about to walk under the two aerial apparatuses arched with the American Flag courtesy of Pine Hill and Barrington Fire Department. The race is organized months in advance by 11 committee members that meet once and sometimes twice a month to put together this great... Read more →

Rice 189 yards as Rutgers Knocks Off S. Florida 30-27

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- It's not easy being No. 2 -- just ask South Florida. The Bulls became the third second-ranked team to lose in the last three weeks, having their unexpected unbeaten run snapped by tricky Rutgers 30-27 on Thursday night. Third-string quarterback Andrew DePaola threw a 15-yard touchdown pass off a fake field goal to give the Scarlet Knights the lead in the third quarter and Rutgers also used a fake punt to set up a field goal in the first quarter. Ray Rice provided a more conventional 181 yards on 39 carries for Rutgers (5-2, 2-1 Big East) and Mike Teel threw two touchdown passes to Tiquan Underwood. "We just went out there and played our best football," Rice said. The Bulls (6-1, 1-1) had their eight-game winning streak come to an end, no doubt to the delight of Boston College, LSU, Oklahoma and the rest of... Read more →

David Rebovich the Political "Voice of Reason"

source Home News Tribune Online 10/18/07 In the purse she brought to her son's funeral, Gloria Rebovich carried a letter Rutgers professor W. Carey McWilliams wrote on July 18, 1977. It is the type of letter a proud mom might put on the fridge. "David Rebovich has easily been the most outstanding graduate student I have taught during my years at Rutgers. Rebovich has an exceptional mind; his intelligence is subtle, even mercurial . . . He is a person of rare qualities and character, who can make a major contribution to political science," McWilliams wrote. "That was 30 years ago," said his mother, following the Funeral Liturgy at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church in Perth Amboy. "They're saying the same thing today." Though now it can be said of Rebovich he did make a major contribution to political science. Rebovich, who graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1967,... Read more →

Men's College Tennis:Rider University 7, Wagner College 0

October 18, 2007 - Click Here for Box Score STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—The Broncs swept the Seahawks in a non-conference match Thursday afternoon. “Everyone played well,” said head coach Ed Torres. “We’ve played a tough fall schedule so it was nice to get the win today. It was a morale booster.” For Rider (3-6), junior Casey Jedlinski (Manalapan) won at first singles 6-2, 6-3 and teamed up with freshman Josh Rultenberg (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) to win at first doubles 8-3. Rultenberg won at second singles in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. “Josh played a steady Wagner player and everything that Josh sent over got returned,” said Torres. “He hung in there and had to play overly aggressive to end the points. Josh has very good night vision because it was pretty dark when his match ended.” “Casey and I finally put the pieces together on the doubles side,” said Rultenberg. “I... Read more →

Rider U Student Charged with death of fellow student

by South Jersey News Online Thursday October 18, 2007, 1:53 PM TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A student at Rider University's Westminster Choir College has been charged over a fellow student's death, prosecutors said Thursday. According to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, 19-year-old Kieran Hunt of Piscataway sold heroin to freshman Justin Warfield and shot it up with him in the Princeton music school's parking lot on Tuesday evening. Prosecutors said Warfield, an 18-year-old from Maryland, had to be taken by ambulance early Wednesday to University Hospital in Princeton, where he was pronounced dead. Hunt was charged on Wednesday evening with being liable for Warfield's drug death, as well as selling him the heroin, and was freed the same evening on $100,000 bail, prosecutors said. Warfield's death comes seven months after another Rider freshman, Gary DeVercelly Jr., died after drinking at a fraternity party on the school's main campus in... Read more →

Looking for A Good Home

I need a favor!! My neighbor has a puppy he's giving away (FREE!). It's a Dachshund, it's house broken, and it's great with kids. He's giving it away because his wife says the dog 'stares' at her when she is undressing , and that gives her the 'Heebie Jeebies'. I think she is just weird ! If you're interested, or know someone who is, let me know. Here's a picture of the dog. ………………………… submitted by Jodi Read more →

College Field Hockey Lafayette 1 Rider 0

October 17, 2007 - Click Here for Box Score October 17, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EASTON, Pa.—The Broncs lost a non-conference game at Lafayette Wednesday night. “It’s the story of our season,” said head coach Lori Hussong. “We didn’t play well together. We played like individuals and when we do that we are very ineffective.” For Rider (7-8), senior goalie Jen LoCastro (Cherry Hill/Camden Catholic) made five saves as the Leopards out-shot the Broncs 10-3. “We should be winning more games for ‘J-Lo’,” said Hussong. “Our offensive productivity has been just bad for lack of another word. If we don’t shoot, we can’t score. If we don’t have the ‘one two scoring punch’ offensively and have everybody working together then we don’t do well and we don’t win games.” “I think our defense needs to be tougher in the circle,” said LoCastro who entered the week 12th in the nation... Read more →

Update: 18-year-old Rider freshman dies; heroin use cited

Source by Claire Heininger, Ana M. Alaya and Rick Hepp Wednesday October 17, 2007, 8:51 PM An 18-year-old Rider University freshman who authorities said appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol died this morning after he was found unresponsive in a Princeton apartment. Justin R. Warfield, of Columbia, Md., a theory composition major at the Lawrenceville university's Westminster Choir College, was pronounced dead at about 6 this morning at University Medical Center at Princeton, officials said. He had used heroin the night before, which was a factor in his death, authorities said tonight. Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger A Princeton police officer stands guard outside the apartment where Justin Warfield was found dead today. Princeton police responding to a 5 a.m. 911 call found Warfield (photo below)unresponsive at an off-campus apartment on Witherspoon Street, authorities said. Warfield was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he was pronounced... Read more →

Joe Lefeged (Germantown, Md.) BIG EAST Football Defensive Player of the Week

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers true freshman free safety Joe Lefeged (Germantown, Md.) was honored as the BIG EAST Football Defensive Player of the Week, while junior running back Ray Rice (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was named to the Conference's honor roll, the league office announced on Monday. Joe Lefeged Lefeged, who has played in all six games in 2007, registered a career-high six tackles in Saturday's 38-14 victory over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. He sacked SU quarterback Andrew Robinson twice, causing a Robinson fumble, which RU recovered on his second sack of the afternoon. In addition to his two sacks, the safety also applied pressure to Robinson in the fourth quarter, causing the Orange quarterback to throw an interception to fellow true freshman Jonathan Freeny (Margate, Fla.). Rice amassed a season-high 196 yards on 36 carries and scored three touchdowns in the win over the Orange. He has now scored... Read more →

Thelma MacAdams, formerly of Gloucester City, member of the Telephone Pioneers

MACADAMS, THELMA F. (nee Hubbard) of Pembroke Pines, FL, formerly of Glassboro, NJ on October 14, 2007, surrounded byher family. Age 79 years. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, Thelma lived in the Gloucester County area most of her life before retiring to Florida. In the 1940's she was employed by the former Bell Telephone Company as an operator and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. For 20 years, Thelma was employed by Acme in Glassboro, working in their meat department, retiring in 1982. She was a master at solving crossword puzzles and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She is the beloved wife of the late Joseph S, Sr.; devoted mother of Joseph S., Jr. (Kathleen) and John C. (Janet); dear sister of Letitia Holden, Margaret Cooper and Eliza Joan Pye; loving grandmother of Luke, Cory, Caitlinand Christopher. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Friday 6-9... Read more →

Jack Gebhard, of Woodbury, Active in many organizations

GEBHARD, JOHN W. (JACK) Age 77 of Woodbury, died on October 15, 2007. Survived by his loving wife, Deborah S. (nee Snyder), brother in law, Anthony W. Snyder of Eatontown, NJ, and sister in law, Diana W. Gebhard of Mullica Hill, NJ. Jack was prede-ceased by his brother William H. Jack was a 1947 Haddonfield Memorial High School graduate. Jack retired in 1991 as a Supervisor of Administrative Services at Mobil R&D, after 29 years of service. Jack was an active member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA). He was a life member of the Millville Army AirField Museum, and the P-47 Thunderbolt Advocates, having served a term as the Advocates vice-president. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Jack loved animals and served as a volunteer at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter in Clayton, NJ. An antique car enthusiast, he was a long time member... Read more →

Howard W. Coach Carey, 68, of Camden

CAREY, HOWARD W., JR.'COACH CAREY' Of Camden, NJ, he passed on October 10, 2007, at the age of 68. He was a 20 year retiree from Camden County Municipal Utility Authority. He is the father of the late Ronald 'Magic' Carey. He is survived by his loving wife, Emily Edwards Carey; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Shelene Carey of Lithonia, GA; daughter, Sophia Carey of Mt. Laurel, NJ; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; special aunt, Frances Poke; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held 11AM, Wednesday at First Refuge Baptist Church, Kaighns Ave. and Park Blvd., Camden, NJ, where friends may call after 9AM. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Penn- sauken. Arrangementsby CARL MILLERFUNERAL HOME,Camden and Lawnside. Read more →

University Statement on the Death of a Student

October 17, 2007 source Rider University We are deeply saddened to inform you of the death of one of our students, 18-year old Westminster Choir College freshman Justin R. Warfield. We know that we speak for the entire University when we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family. Justin was pronounced dead this morning at University Medical Center at Princeton. We are fully cooperating with all officials investigating the cause of death and will share information with you as it is learned. There are currently no other details available. Our counseling and campus ministry staff will be available for all students, faculty and staff on both campuses. We will plan a memorial service for Justin and will inform you of the specific time and location. Mordechai Rozanski President Robert Annis Dean, Westminster Choir College College Student's Death Investigated Source October 17, 2007 - Investigators are awaiting the results... Read more →

The spirited Gloucester City “Old Timers” String Band

By Kathy Zingaro Clark Note: The article below was published first in the Gloucester City News. The writer's name was listed as Frank Anello. However, that was incorrect. The author was in fact, Kathy Zingaro Clark. Few things in life are free. Yet a night on the riverfront with the spirited Gloucester City "Old Timers" String Band is both free, and delightful. After decades of professional musicianship, this energized crew really knows how to put on a show. The band was formed in 1988 by the late Ralph Anello, who just couldn't imagine giving up the music he loved after being "retired" from the Mummers "Garden Sate" Club. Fortunately, as more mummers joined his ranks, they too knew they'd be lost if they put down their instruments just because marching had become a little harder with age. Today Ralph's legacy is a tight, 32-piece, "string" band that offers up engaging... Read more →

Fisherman describes battle with monster mako shark (View PHOTOS and VIDEO)

source DESTIN Florida– Adlee Bruner's fishing story is about the big one that didn't get away. Bruner and five friends headed out Saturday morning on a charter boat, hoping to catch some grouper to enter in the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. Instead, Bruner landed a gargantuan 844.4-pound mako shark, setting a new record for the decades-old tournament. "It was tense," Bruner, 47, said about the fight to land the 11-foot shark with a mouthful of huge teeth. "I've fished for 40 years. I've never see one that big." WILLIAM HATFIELD Florida Freedom Newspapers VIDEO: Watch video of the shark being brought up to the harbor Bruner and his fishing buddies were on the 52-foot charter boat "Twilight" with Capt. Robert Hill of Destin and deckhand Eric Hayles. "We were precisely 70 miles southwest of Destin," Hill said. "In beautiful blue water. It was about 280 feet deep." The fishermen... Read more →

Don’t Forget! Ray Ford Old Timers Meeting Friday, October 19

Friday, October 19th, doors open at 7 PM. Gloucester Heights Fire Hall, Nicholson road. Friends of Ray Ford along with Gloucester Catholic, Gloucester High Alumni invited (men only). Admission $8 includes food and refreshments. Photos from Ray Ford's 2006 Meeting see more of 2006 album Read more →

Ruth Cleary, Remembered as Warm & Generous

Source By RENEE WINKLER Courier-Post Staff Anyone who spotted Ruth Cleary tooling around in her red Chrysler convertible probably thought of her as a blithe spirit. She always had time to chat with neighbors she met during her 46 years in Haddon Heights or with people in nearby communities visiting the same yard sales as she. But there was a warmer, more giving side to Cleary, who died recently after an illness that forced her into a Cherry Hill nursing facility for the last year of her life. By then, her beloved car had been replaced by a wheelchair, said one of her three daughters, Kathy Underwood of Gloucester City. Cleary spent a lifetime opening her heart -- and often her wallet -- to strangers who became friends. Born in Pine Grove, Pa., near Pottsville, she was on her own at 16 after her parents' death. She began to... Read more →

Mayor James: Regarding comments from William J. Lavin, NJFMBA State President

Bill, In response, I have to say that Saturday's demonstration was not a High Water Mark for the State FMBA or the local fire department unions. On behalf of myself, city council and the fine citizens of Gloucester City I want to apologize to Maryann, Tom and Ryan Stewart, Danielle and Nicholas and Mrs. West and her family and Mrs. Sylvester and her family for the inconsiderate demonstration and tee shirt display conducted by the Fire Departments Union. As Mayor I can only say that I am disheartened by, embarrassed for, and angry with, both the organizers and the participants of this demonstration as this was not the time or the place to grandstand their agenda. William James, Mayor of the City of Gloucester City To read Mr. Lavin's remarks, click see Photo Gallery RELATED ARTICLES AND PHOTOS: Race celebrates the lives of fallen firefighters Union Protestors Pose for photos... Read more →

Re: A Hot Topic

Note from Bill: Below is the Courier Post article that I used to write my editorial. The lines I used for information are highlighted. In my article I mistakenly used the demographics for West Deptford instead of Deptford. One of the points I was trying to make is not so much about demographics, although that is import. What I was also trying to get across is the fact that volunteers are being used by these fire departments to cut down on costs. The story also points out how Fire Departments conduct outreach programs to attract more volunteers. In my opinion that is something Gloucester City should and could be doing. Emergency Call Volume Increases Thursday, October 11, 2007 By BILL DUHART Courier-Post Staff, WINSLOW-There's a transition under way in the township fire department but also an effort to hold on to timeworn traditions. And Winslow is not the only town... Read more →

The Mummers

Source If you don't love a parade, but can't get enough of the rich history that surrounds the group there are several books on the subject, the most recent being "Life, Liberty, and The Mummers" by Ed Kennedy. The 54-year-old captured a year in the life of the Mummers with a 198-page photo essay. Set to be released this month, the book will be available at Barnes & Noble, Borders and Shooting began in '03 when he attended his first parade, not quite knowing what to expect. "It's like a G-rated Mardi Gras to me," the New Orleans native said with a laugh. He was welcomed with open arms and spent the next four years with groups like the South Philly Vikings and the Quaker City String Band. The Elkins Park resident said similarities between his hometown's famed Mardi Gras and our town's celebrated Mummers' Parade drew him... Read more →

Mayor & Council Release Fire Department Budget

COSTS OF FIRE PROTECTION For The Calendar Year 2007 Fire: Salaries & Wages........................................ $2,398,237.50 Other Expenses 238,800.00 $2,637,037.50 Note: Overtime through October 10, 2007=$279,015.38) Uniform Fire Safety Act: Salaries and Wages....................................... $70,085.01 other expenses 8,000.00 $78,085.01 Office of Emergency Management: Salaries and Wages ...................................................................... $28,000.00 Other expenses 10,000.00 $ 38,000.00 Indirect Costs: Insurance: Estimated 25% of JIF/MEL Premiums ($546,149.40).......................... $136,537.35 Premium for Gloucester Heights Policy..................... 1,985.50 Volunteer Life Insurance Premiums........................................... 248.18 $138,771.03 Group Insurance Plans (Including Retirees): Medical ....................... $424,908.00 Dental .......................... 24,048.00 Prescription .............................. 118,029.96 Vision Reimbursements......................... 158.00 Medicare Reimbursements (Retirees) .............................. 4,488.00 $571,631.96 Utilities (Including Volunteer Stations) (2006 Figures) Electricity ...................................... $30,503.06 Gas.................................. 25,640.51 Telephone ............................................... 5,394.24 Sewerage Disposal.............................................. 945.00 Gasoline & Diesel Fuel ………………………………………................................. 21,442.32 $83,925.13 Employer Share of Payroll Taxes: Social Security @6.20% ................................. $6,695.09 Medicare @1.45% ............................. 36,196.68 $42,891.77 Contribution to Police & Firemens Pension System: 47.24% of 2007 Pension Bill of $507,116.80 ……………………………. .................... Read more →

Funeral Services announced for Rider Professor

by Claire Heininger (source Sunday October 14, 2007, 5:36 PM Funeral services and a campus memorial have been scheduled for David Rebovich, the well-known New Jersey political pundit and Rider University professor who died of a heart attack while giving a class lecture on Friday. Photo: David Rebovich Visiting for Rebovich, 58, of Hamilton, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, 44 Green St., Woodbridge. Parastas services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a funeral Liturgy to follow at Saint Nicholas Byzantine Church in Perth Amboy, the city where Rebovich grew up. Interment will be in the church cemetery in Perth Amboy. At Rider, where Rebovich had taught since 1979, a memorial service... Read more →

Lydia P. Fanelle, long-time resident of Haddon Hts., parishioner of St. Rose of Lima

Lydia P. FANELLE died on October 14, 2007 at the age of 83. (nee Palusci) Of Haddonfield. Loving wife of 64 years to the late Peter J. Fanelle. Cherished and Surrounded at the time of her death by her loving family: Thomas J. Fanelle and his wife Doris of Haddon Heights, Lisa F. Sarubbi and her husband Vincent of Haddon Heights and Celeste Canuso and her husband John of Haddonfield. Beloved grandmother of Jillian Goettner and her husband Dan, Gigi and Thomas Fanelle, Vincent, Peter and Sofia Sarubbi and Isabella, John, and James Canuso. Dear Sister of Viola Blum Pruss of Barrington. Survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Lydia was born, and raised in South Camden. She was a longtime resident of Haddon Heights where she was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church. In 1979, she and her late husband, Peter moved to Haddonfield where she... Read more →

Breaker Throws for 200 Plus Yards & 3 TD's in Win over Lions

Sunday, October 14, 2007 GLOUCESTER CITY Justin Breaker is loving life. He is the quarterback of the unbeaten Glassboro High School football team. He threw for almost 300 yards and for three touchdown passes Saturday in a 34-7 win over Gloucester in a Tri-County Classic Division game. He is back after two years away playing football with his hometown friends. "It is like a homecoming for him," said Donald Davis, a dominating 6-4, 230-pound two-way tackle for Glassboro. "He knows how to win. He knows of past expectations." Photo: QB Justin Breaker, #4 throws a pass as Gloucester High's Brett Darrow #5 leaps up to block it. Kyle Stewart #9 is being blocked from tackling Breaker. see photo gallery Breaker, who transferred back to Glassboro after his sophomore and junior seasons at Schalick, also knows how to enjoy his life. "This is the best feeling in the world. I wouldn't... Read more →


Bill's Point of View: I am going to jump into the "Fire" that is burning between the Gloucester City Mayor and Council and the Gloucester City Career Firefighters. I have a couple of questions to ask and I want to make a couple of points. Hopefully a resolution will be found soon, as I feel if this topic is allowed to fester, it will divide the community. All parties should be able to debate their differences without over reacting. The fact that a fireman had to be removed from this month's council meeting because of his histrionic show of temper did not help matters. Mayor and council represent you and me. When someone disrespects their office he or she is disrespecting the residents of this community. One of the most sensitive topics is the tragedy that occurred in 2002 when three firemen (one paid and two volunteers) along with three... Read more →

Rutgers, Down Early cruises past Syracuse, 38-14

Source by Alex Delanian Saturday October 13, 2007, 4:05 PM Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerRutgers Jean Beljour #32 is hit after a reception by Syracuse defensive end Jameel McClain #52 and Syracuse safety Dowayne Davis during the second half of the game between the Rutgers and Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. SYRACUSE, N.Y. - After spotting Syracuse an early two-touchdown lead, Rutgers came roaring back behind strong rushing from Ray Rice, a steady effort from Mike Teel, a special teams touchdown and a big-play defense to record an easy 38-14 victory at the Carrier Dome. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Rutgers, which improved to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big East. More importantly, the Scarlet Knights appear to have regained the look they had last season, perhaps just in time for Thursday's showdown with No. 6 South Florida in Piscataway. Rice ran for 196 yards and three... Read more →

Union Protesters Pose for Photos During Memorial Run

GLOUCESTER CITY: Members of Gloucester City Firefighter's and Superior Fire Officers Association F.M.B.A.'s Local No. 51/251, stood near the intersection of Johnson Blvd and Hudson Street back by the Little League outfield on Saturday morning wearing T-shirts that read "Fire Fighters Lives Priceless NOT in Gloucester City, Everything Has a Price Tag." While the union members posed for pictures, up on Johnson Blvd just 35 feet away, Firefighter Jerry Hubbs, in full uniform, along with recruits from the Cherry Hill Fire Department pass by. Hubbs is one of the organizers of the annual Heroes to Hero 5K Memorial Race. The event honors the memory Volunteer Fireman Chief James Sylvester, volunteer Deputy Chief John West and career Firefighter Tom Stewart III who died on July 4, 2002 fighting a fire at Broadway and Mercer Street. The following email was circulated yesterday by career fire fighters. "The members of Gloucester City Firefighter's... Read more →

Holy Maternity Parish turns 50

Bishop Joseph Galante celebrated Mass in Holy Maternity Church, Audubon, to mark the 50th anniversary of the parish on Sunday, Oct. 7. The parish had its beginnings as a mission of Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Ephraim, with the first Mass celebrated in 1953 in the Audubon Park Community Hall. The cornerstone for the current church was laid in 1954, and the parish was established three years later. The current pastor is Father Robert A. Cairone. more Audubon News Read more →

Rider University Professor Dies of a Sudden Heart Attack

Source by Star-Ledger Staff Friday October 12, 2007, 4:20 PM Photo Courtesy of Rider David Rebovich A Rider University professor who was well-known as a commentator on New Jersey politics died this morning of a heart attack. David Rebovich, the managing director of the Rider University Institute for New Jersey Politics and frequent media commentator, was 58. "David suffered a massive heart attack this morning while teaching his Political Science 102 Class in the Fine Arts Building on the Lawrenceville campus," Rider President Mordechai Rozanski said in a statement released by the university. "The Lawrence Township ambulance was called and administered CPR before taking him to Helene Fuld Hospital in Trenton, where he died a short time later." Rebovich, who grew up in Perth Amboy and was a resident of Hamilton, earned a BA from Johns Hopkins Univeristy and an MA and PhD from Rutgers University in political science.... Read more →

Msgr. Velozo, St. Bernadette pastor, dies

Msgr. Donald D. Velozo, 74, of Northfield, died on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Our Lady’s Residence Health Care Center, Pleasantville. He was born on April 4, 1933, in Somerset, MA to the late Jesse V. and the late Dorothy (Rogers) Velozo. An Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, he was ordained a priest on May 22, 1965, and appointed Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II on Oct. 22, 1984. He received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, Kentucky and his master’s degree in theology from Christ the King, St. Bonaventure, N.Y. He also received a master’s degree in history from Villanova University and a master’s degree in school administration from Glassboro State College. Msgr. Velozo presently was the pastor of St. Bernadette Church in Northfield. He previously was appointed to the following parishes: Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House; St. Mary, Williamstown; St.... Read more →


MOUNT EPHRAIM TRAFFIC ALERT Beginning Monday, Oct. 15th to approximately Thursday, Oct. 25th Captain Brian Beppel was informed by the construction officials that due to the current street improvement plan that is taking place on Kings Highway the following streets will be closed for construction activity: Center Avenue will be closed between Kings Highway and West Buckingham Avenue Davis Avenue will be closed between Kings Highway and Linwood Avenue If you have any questions please feel free to call the police stations at 856-931-2225 Read more →

Joan Spence, She Wanted to Serve the Lord, Marry & Have a Family

SPENCE, JOAN (nee Chobert) of Woodbury Heights on October 8, 2007. Aged 76 years. Joan was a humble individual with three simple life aspirations; she wanted to serve the Lord, marry and have a family. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Joan was a proud 1948 graduate of John W. Hallahan High. Joan and her family relocated to Woodbury Heights where she lived for 38 years. Prior to retirement in 1993, she worked for Sony Music, Pitman for nineteen years. A devout and faithful member of St. Margaret's Church, Joan served as a Eucharistic Minister and comfort minister. Visiting nursing homes, making dinners for homeless shelters, donating food and clothing for the needy and visiting the sick were just some of the things Joan did unselfishly to help serve others. She was an active member of the Auxiliary of the Legion of Mary and Our Lady of Grace and Mercy rosary... Read more →