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January 2008

Gloucester City: Formula One Car on Display at Heritages Today between 3 PM and 5 PM

Vita500 announced a shared title sponsorship of the Greisiger Racing Formula One Racecar. This multi-sponsor relationship will kick off at the 16th annual WIP Wing Bowl on Friday, February 1, 2008 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Preceding this event, on Thursday, January 31, the Formula One Racecar featuring the Vita500 logo will be on display at Heritage Dairy stores throughout Southern New Jersey including the Swedesboro, National Park, Gloucester, and Logan Township locations. The car is scheduled to be on display today, Thursday at the Heritage Store, Broadway and Hudson in Gloucester City between the hours of 3... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: Church Bulletin Booo-Boos

By Hank F. Miller Jr I received this from a good friend awhile back. Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services: The Fasting & Prayer Conference: includes meals. The sermon this morning: "Jesus walks on the Water." The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus." Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict. Remember in prayer the many that are... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic:Talented Dacierno left dreams on field

source Bob Dacierno, 62, still loves the summer game even in the dead of winter and even well past his playing days. "It is an everyday sport," he said, "you are going bad one day and the next day you are a hero." The former Gloucester Catholic High School star, who was named All South Jersey and first-team All State as a senior third baseman for the Rams in 1963, never got to live out his dream and become a Major League baseball hero. Life got in the way after Dacierno was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers out... Read more →

Letters: Hello from Germany!

Bill & Connie, Hello from GERMANY! Well after being delayed in Kuwait due to plane issues we finally flew out 2 days later and reached Rammstein Airbase at 7pm on 24 JAN 08. From here we had a big formation and turned in all of our weapons and sensitive items and start to begin in processing stage. After about 2 hours in Rammstein we took a 1 1/2hr bus ride to Hanau were we downloaded all of our rucksacks and gear and the soldiers signed for their rooms. After all was finished we marched over to the Gym singing cadence... Read more →


Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey men’s basketball team hosted the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers University-Camden on Wednesday night in NJAC play. Rutgers-Camden tallied the 58-53 win as the Scarlet Raptors snapped a six-game losing streak to improve to 4-15 overall and 1-6 in the league. TCNJ drops to 5-13 overall and 1-6 in the NJAC. The win over the Lions by RUC snapped a 10-game win streak TCNJ held over RUC. Rutgers-Camden’s last win over TCNJ came on January 30, 2002, a 95-80 overtime win in Camden, NJ. That snapped a 30-game losing streak against TCNJ. The Lions still... Read more →


KLIMOWICZ ADDS 15TH DOUBLE-DOUBLE Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s basketball team hosted Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers University-Camden on Wednesday night in Packer Hall on Saturday. TCNJ cruised to a67-29 win to improve to 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the NJAC, while Rutgers-Camden drops to 7-12 overall and 1-6 in the league. TCNJ led 32-9 at the break, holding the Scarlet Raptors to a season low for points in a half, yielding only nine as they shot only 10.0% (2-20). TCNJ’s junior center Hillary Klimowicz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) added her 15th double-double of the season as she tallied... Read more →

Alvina V. Merrill, 88, enjoyed traveling, boating and trips to casinos

On January 28, 2008. (nee Rich) Age 88. Of Stanfill Towers in Haddon Hts. Formerly of Lock Haven, PA. Loving wife of 20 years to the late Boots Merrill. Loving and devoted mother of Evelyn J. (Edward) Morris of Oaklyn and Joan (Dick) Doebler of Jersey Shore, PA. Caring grandmother of 3 and great-grandmother of 6. Also survived by her sister Evelyn Keyes of NY, her brother Warren Rich of PA. and many nieces and nephews. Alvina enjoyed traveling, boating and trips to the casinos. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing at the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home... Read more →

RE: The Human Society of the United States Allegations about handling of disabled cattle

January 30, 2008 "I am deeply concerned about the allegations made regarding inhumane handling of non-ambulatory disabled cattle in a federally inspected slaughter establishment. "We are confident in our inspection system and the food safety regulations that ensure the safety and wholesomeness of the food supply. Among the federal safeguards in place, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) prohibits non-ambulatory disabled cattle and cattle tissue identified as specified risk materials for use in human food. "I have called on the Office of the Inspector General to work with FSIS and the USDA's Agricultural Marketing... Read more →

Claire Lafferty, 80, of Gloucester City

On January 29, 2008. Age 80. (nee Kammauf) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Earle S. Lafferty. Devoted mother of Bruce W. Lafferty (Eileen), Janet L. Malone (late Jimmy) and Elaine R. Hancock (Fran). Beloved grandmother of John S. Hancock (Kerri), Heather Rose Hancock, Meghan E. Goins (Michael), Eileen Rose Lafferty (Fiancé Paul Marmino), Carey Ann Lafferty, William E. Malone and Timothy J. Malone. Beloved great-grandmother of Sydney Anne Hancock and Ryan John Hancock. Dear Sister of Vincent Kammauf (Floss) and the late Jeanne (Sweeney) Becker. Loving Sister-In-Law of Eleanor Richter. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.... Read more →

Letters: Before Toll Hikes, Cut Labor Costs

Approximately 83,000 employees at an average salary of $50,000 equals ... let's see ... $4.15 billion. That's only for salaries. Add 10 percent for payroll taxes and another 3 percent for minimal pension costs and that equals an additional $540 million. Therefore, labor costs alone account for at least 14 percent of the total 2007-08 New Jersey budget. That doesn't even include health benefits. Now Gov. Jon S. Corzine has outlined his plan to raise revenue so the state can meet its obligations. He says the debt of the state of New Jersey is equal to $45,000 per household, and... Read more →

Mandatory Spay/Neuter Reintroduced in New Jersey

source American Kennel Club The bill would require that before a dog could be released from any shelter or pound it must be sterilized, unless the owner can provide documentation of the following: that the dog "has been shown" within the last 12 months; or that the owner is a "professional licensed breeder registered with the American Kennel Club"; or a licensed veterinarian has determined that sterilization would be detrimental to the dog's health. Sterilization is required for all dogs impounded, even if it is the first time the dog has been detained. The majority of purebred dogs never compete... Read more →

Letters: No Excuses, It is your duty and responsibility to Vote*

As a registered voter since 1981, I have lived in three municipalities in those years (Gloucester City, Collingswood and Brooklawn). I have never had a problem voting anywhere. The polling places have always been convenient and the people there have always been helpful. It is my cherished civic duty to vote and I always make the time to do so. Polls open at 6AM and close at 8PM, so to those people who say they haven't the time to vote because of school or work, I say "Try harder!" Anything that is important to the individual is worth the rearranging... Read more →

Isabella B. Jones, of Mississippi, graduated from Gloucester City High School

Isabella B. Jones, 75, of Pass Christian died Sunday, January 27, 2008 in Gulfport. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and had been a resident of the coast for 37 years. A former resident of Gloucester City NJ, she was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Howard L. Jones; daughter Gail F. Jones; parents Joseph E. and Beatrice Schaeffer; sister Josephine Songer; and brother Joseph E. Schaeffer, Jr. She is survived by her daughters Debra Vogt of Victoria, TX, Bonnie S. Rose of Biloxi, and Beth M. Whitman of Pass Christian;... Read more →

Norman Theckston Jr., of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City, Korean War Army Vet

Norman Theckston Jr., age 75 passed away on January 27, 2008. Norm was a good-hearted man with a quick wit and strong devotion to his family. Norm has called West Deptford home for over 40 years, having moved from Gloucester City where he was born and raised. He was a graduate of Camden Catholic and attended Rutgers University. During the Korean Conflict, he answered the call to proudly serve in the US Army. Prior to retirement, Norm provided for his family by working for RCA Camden, NJ for 20 years in customer relations and then as an accounts administrator with... Read more →

Jean Herzstein, 89, longtime member of St. Mary's Church

HERZSTEIN, JEAN D. On January 26, 2008, Jean D. (nee Sadowski), age 89, passed away at her daughter's home in Collingswood. Born in Camden, Jean had been a resident of Gloucester Heights for many years prior to moving to Stanfill Towers in Haddon Heights 12 years ago. Jean was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Gloucester as well as a member of the Gloucester Heights Fire Department Ladies Auxillary. Jean was the beloved wife of the late, Norman. She is lovingly survived by her 3 daughters, Evelyn Herzstein of Bellmawr, Debbie Herzstein of Philadelphia and Norma (Keith) Bozarth... Read more →


Ewing, NJ… In a showdown of nationally-ranked wrestling programs, The College of New Jersey overcame an early deficit to rally past visiting Wilkes University on Tuesday as the Lions prevailed by the score of 20-18. The Lions (13-3) are ranked 20th in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll, while the Colonels (15-6-1) are one spot higher at 19th. Prior to the match, the Lions recognized their five seniors for their dedication and commitment to TCNJ’s program. Honored were Steve Carbone (Cranford, NJ/Cranford), Lenny Goduto (Stanhope, NJ/Lenape Valley), Ray Sarinelli (Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills), Jim Tomczuk (Delran, NJ/Delran) and... Read more →

Stockton College:Weekly Honor Roll

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL MEN’S BASKETBALL: Jon Greene (Wildwood/Wildwood) averaged 17.0 points and 7.0 rebounds, and shot 72.2% from the field in two Stockton wins. Greene scored his 1,000th career point against New Jersey City. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Kim Herriger (Howell/Msgr. Donovan) sank the game-winning jumper with 20 seconds remaining to snap a 56-56 tie and give Stockton a 58-56 win over New Jersey City. Herriger also tied her season high with nine points against Kean. MEN’S TRACK & FIELD: Jim Osenenko (West Creek/Pinelands) placed 14th out of 28 competitors in the long jump at the John Covert Classic with a distance... Read more →

Naples, Florida: Mark Zieminski, GHS Graduate, Died in motorcycle accident

Mark Zieminski, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Westmont, New Jersey died Saturday, January 26th as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was 38 years old. Mark was born in Gloucester City, New Jersey on August 7, 1969, the son of Thaddeus and Anna (Welsh) Zieminski. He graduated from Gloucester High School and lived in Westmont, NJ before moving to Naples in 2000. He worked as a bartender at Stevie Tomatoes in Naples and at Rocky Patel Premium Cigars in Bonita Springs. Mark married his high school sweetheart, Lisa (McIntyre) and is the loving father to their five loving children,... Read more →

Gloucester City: Plans Call For a Irish Themed Village of Shops and Restaurants

In an effort to further revitalize the Gloucester City waterfront, Mayor and Council are currently looking for developers and builders who want to play a part in the effort. The City has most recently issued a Request for Qualifications for developers and builders that are interested in enhancing the housing/business stock along the City's waterfront area. This is part of a Citywide revitalization effort that began in 2007 calling for the King Street corridor to become a festival retail and entertainment destination by locating stores, restaurants, and housing near the existing waterfront park and marina. As part of a much... Read more →

Baby Arianna Jade TAYLOR, of Cherry Hill

On January 23, 2008. Baby Arianna Entered this world and was taken home to heaven. Of Cherry Hill. Loving daughter of Alisha Taylor. Cherished grand-daughter of Wendy Taylor and Ronald Gabriel, Jr. Beloved niece of Michael Taylor and Julianna Taylor. At the request of the family, funeral services will be private. Burial New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Family requests memorial donations in Baby Arianna’s memory to the Baby Arianna Jade Taylor Memorial Fund: P.O. Box 358, Gloucester City, N.J. 08030. Please write in the memo of the check: Baby Arianna Jade Taylor. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to... Read more →

Bellmawr: Report on recent Borough Council meeting

source After missing the last few, I attended the Bellmawr Council meeting on January 24, 2008. The agenda included awarding of several checks to various town groups by a town business, Officer Appointments, commentary on recycling, the approval of the reassessment contract (yes, it is coming!) and a brief update on the landfill project... which I have a feeling has shifted from its original plan to be more commercial, less more Read more →

Elizabeth Vitkow, age 76, of Sewell, formerly of Bellmawr

Elizabeth Vitkow passed away on January 27, 2008 at age 76. (nee Younce) Of Sewell. Formerly of Bellmawr. Loving and devoted mother of Diane Brett, Frank (Denise) Vitkow, Eleanor (Dennis) Hondros, Michael Vitkow, Mark Vitkow, and Gregory Vitkow. Loving and caring grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 6. Dear sister of Bernice Briley. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday 11 am at Annunciation B.V.M. Church, 601 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ. Interment New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. There will be no viewing at the Funeral Home. Memorial Donations may be made... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic High School's new officers of the Marian Chapter of the National Honor Society include, top row, Rob Quigley, corresponding secretary; Bridget Trefz, vice president; Brian Golden, treasurer and, bottom row, Alyse Scaffidi, president and Melissa Jackson, recording secretary. Related: Gloucester Catholic HS Read more →

Hunting & Fishing: Bow hunts lasting lot longer now

source This 2007-08 hunting season is the best example I've ever seen as to why the trade was more than worth it. The reason: the bucks have only just begun to move 24-7 in search of does in estrus, and should continue to do so well into February. The switch was really turned on last weekend by the snow/sleet/freezing weather/ice. Not only were the bucks on the move, but does, feral hogs and all sorts of other wild critters. I even made a rare daytime sighting of a huge bobcat on the move. Though I'll not argue with wildlife... Read more →

Local dog beats death, heads to Westminster*

source Press of Atlantic By BRIAN IANIERI Staff Writer, Published: Saturday, January 26, 2008 The story of "Bo the show dog" is like a Jack London novel. Just replace dogsleds and the call of the wild with primping and daily tooth brushing. Bo was a puppy living with females when his jealous 250-pound father mauled him, his teeth clenched around Bo's throat so tight that pepper spray wouldn't stop him. Bo was 10 months old, and his father saw him as competition for the females. Following that incident, Bo, a mastiff, shivered at his own shadow. His breeder gave... Read more →

Hunting & Fishing: Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt has big economic impact

January 25, 2008 source The 22nd Annual Quail Unlimited Celebrity Quail Hunt isn't just about fun. It has a huge economic impact on the region. Hundreds of visitors are quail hunting on more than 40 plantations across South Georgia and pumping an estimated half million dollars into hotels and restaurants. The hunt also brings plenty of publicity. Dozens of outdoor shows will film the hunt, and writers will publish articles about Albany and South Georgia being the Quail Hunting Capital of the World. The overall economic impact is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars, one of the... Read more →


Media Release Young Musicians Combine From Four Districts January 21, 2008- The fifth annual "Winter Festival Honors Band" concert was held on January 19th at Kershaw School in Mt. Ephraim. Fifty 5th and 6th grade students were selected from Mansion and Haviland Avenue Schools in Audubon; Kershaw School in Mt. Ephraim; Alice Costello School in Brooklawn and Atlantic, Glenview and Seventh Avenue Schools in Haddon Heights. Destinee Meeser a 6th grade flutist from Mt. Ephraim is mesmerized by the directions of one of the teachers. "She exemplifies the type of student we have in Honors Band- totally focused on learning... Read more →

Women’s Basketball: Rutgers over Villanova 63-54

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sophomore guard Epiphanny Prince (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had 19 points, 14 of those in the first half, to lead No. 5/5 Rutgers to a 63-54 win over Villanova on Saturday afternoon at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Junior Kia Vaughn (Bronx, N.Y.) and senior Matee Ajavon (Newark, N.J.) added 16 and 14 points, respectively. Vaughn paced the team, along with senior Essence Carson (Paterson, N.J.), with eight rebounds each. Ajavon had a season-high nine assists. The Scarlet Knights (17-2, 7-0 BIG EAST) closed the contest on an 11-5 run over the final 5:35 of play to take the... Read more →

GLOUCESTER CITY: The Wandering "Miller Avenue Puppy" is now safe & warm

I just wanted to let everyone know that the stray beagle from the Miller Avenue area has been rescued. She is now safe and warm at Almost Home Animal Shelter in Pennsauken where she will be evaluated. Although this dog is very shy and was very frightened, she was not aggressive and I was able to handle her, surprisingly she actually climbed into my lap minutes after being caught. Nancy Welsh from Almost Home came and picked her up then called stating the dog was licking her hands...amazing considering this dog was running from humans for months. Many people became... Read more →

Gloucester City: the monthly Breakfast Club Conference

The January Breakfast Club had a great turnout. The monthly gathering met today January 26, at the Dining Car Depot in Gloucester City. Some of those in attendance included: from left, Joe Boulden, Jim Coppolla, Bill 'The Buck' Graves, wearing his 1962 GHS sweater, Bob Bevan, John Rowand, Harry Blymer and John Hindsley. Also present: Harry Walker, Joe Raube, Jack McDade, Bud Ritchie, Walt Hall, Bill Ritchie, Ed Simila, Chalie Pitzo, Frank Grandizio, Joe Miller, Butch Shaffer, Bud Wrigley, Joe O'Donnell, Bob Sliwa, Ron Raube, Carl Davis, and Jim McGee (the 50-50 winner). Also, Len Lacavara, Frank DiFelice, Joe DiGiacomo,... Read more →

Everett Bud Johnson, 70, formerly of Gloucester City; Air Products & Chemicals employee

JOHNSON, EVERETT G. 'BUD' Age 70 of Chalfont, PA on 1/24/08. Born in Gloucester City, Bud resided in West Deptford for 39 years before moving to Chalfont 3 years ago. Bud was an electrician and instrument tech for Air Products & Chemicals Inc., in Paulsboro for 33 years, retiring in 1996. He was a former member of the Paulsboro Masons. Bud served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was predeceased by his son Jeffrey and his sister Esther Dietrich. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Margery Morton Johnson and his son Scott Johnson of... Read more →

Thomas J Cuneo Jr., age 40, of Haddon Hts.,

CUNEO, THOMAS J. JR. Suddenly on January 24, 2008, Thomas J. Jr., age 40, of Haddon Heights passed away. Loving son of Thomas J. Cuneo, Sr. and the late Emily 'Pennie' Cuneo (nee Sadleir). Lovingly survived by his 4 children, Emily Cuneo, Christopher Cuneo, Ann Marie Cuneo and Lauren Lilly White; his 4 sisters, Carolyn (Steve) Ali, Marianne (Kenneth) Cuneo Powell, Rosemarie Blanda and Kathleen Cuneo; several nieces, nephews, one grandniece and his companion, Suzanne White. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Tuesday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 4th Avenue... Read more →

Letters: Today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the Orange County Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Dave LaBonte (signed) Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register: Dear Editor: So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question... Read more →


January 26, 2008 Wayne, NJ…The Pioneers of William Paterson University posted a 74-60 home win over The College of New Jersey in NJAC men’s basketball action on Saturday to maintain its unbeaten status in the conference. WPU is now 14-3 overall and 6-0 in the conference, while TCNJ falls to 5-12 overall and 1-5 in the league. The Pioneers took a quick 6-0 lead in the first two minutes of play courtesy of senior Joey Spiegel's (Teaneck, NJ/Teaneck) two solid shots from beyond the arc. The hot shooting continued as the Pioneers shot 50.0 (14-28) percent from the floor, 50.0... Read more →

Gloucester City: William K. Wright, Vietnam Marine Corp Vet, Retired Bellmawr Postal Worker

William K. Wright, age 61, of Gloucester City passed away on January 25, 2008. Bill proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was a member of the Brooklawn American Legion Post # 72 and Crescent Park V.F.W Post # 9563 in Bellmawr. Mr. Wright worked at the United States Post Office in Bellmawr as a Postal Worker and retired in April 2006 after 28 years. Beloved Son of Marge (nee Eggers) and the late Clyde Wright. Loving husband of 11 years to Bernadette (nee Lennox). Devoted father of Scott, Brett and Wyatt. Dear Brother... Read more →

Gloucester City: Get ready for the big game

It's Super Bowl time again, and whether you're cheering for the Patriots or the Giants, the odds are your Super Bowl party plans are underway. One thing that's certain is that Gloucester City is a huge football town. Even though the Eagles disappointed us this year, we'll still gather with friends and family to watch this year's Super Bowl game and activities. Photo: Duffy's Delicious Candies, click on photo to enlarge Getting ready to enjoy the Super Bowl usually involves sprucing things up around the house, preparing dishes and snacks, food, some decorating, and more. Honestly, things can get a... Read more →

When East meets West :The Educational System in Japan

by Hank F. Miller Jr. When my wife Keiko and I visited my home town of Gloucester City N.J. There were many people asked us many questions and the one popular one seemed to be about the Japanese educational system. So I'll now try to do my best to explain a portion of it. What is education? If education is learning to conform to group standards and learning to recite as many facts as possible to pass the next exam, then Japan has a good educational system. The excellent performance of Japanese students in the classroom cannot be denied. A... Read more →

Brooklawn: Furrever Friends to fight their case in court

Dear Editor: The Borough of Brooklawn is about to embark on an injustice to their citizens by: Spending thousands of tax dollars to protect a USELESS law Pushing out a non-profit animal rescue that has been providing FREE humane animal welfare services to their residents for years Assuring that MORE stray animals will walk their streets Setting a precedent that “no good deed is unpunished” Residents of Brooklawn: your voice is needed to STOP this ridiculous, ego-driven controversy. Only YOU can stop this waste of money, effort, and time on the part of your town council. Last week, Furrever Friends... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: A big bonus

source Had it not been for the efforts of hunters, snow goose numbers could have spiraled out of control and nature would have provided a correction: The geese would have decimated their own nesting habitat, then starvation and disease would have set in. Recovering from such catastrophic population crashes takes decades. Hunting proved to be a viable option to control the population. The conservation order extends the hunting season for snow geese, including the blue-color phase, and Ross's geese until April 30, with no bag limit. A valid Missouri migratory bird hunting permit is the only permit required. read... Read more →

Sharpshooters Aim to Protect N.J. Mall From Deer

source By SUSAN JAMES Jan. 25, 2008 — Deer are in the headlights these days, maimed along the nation's roadways and nibbling away at suburban gardens. Now they're closing in on one of America's poshest addresses -- New Jersey's Short Hills Mall, home to high-end stories like Cartier and Coach -- and local officials are striking back. On Jan. 29, Essex County will send sharpshooters into South Mountain Reservation, a 2,000-acre swath of woodland that sits smack in the middle of tony towns like Maplewood, Milburn and the Oranges for a month-long deer kill. New Jersey is no stranger... Read more →

"Stop for the Light or Stop for Us" Initiative Unveiled

New Effort Designed to Deter Motorists from Running Red Lights FREEHOLD -- Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer, joined by officers from the Freehold Township, Manalapan and Marlboro Police Departments, today unveiled a new law enforcement and public awareness initiative designed to deter motorists from running red lights. "Red-light running, like speeding, tailgating and not stopping or slowing at stop-controlled intersections, is an aggressive driving behavior that is truly a national safety problem," Fischer said. "Every year, more than 200,000 crashes, resulting in nearly 1,000 fatalities and 180,000 injuries, occur across the country as a result of drivers... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Low fish counts made '07 a bust

source The rock cod were off limits for January and February and the guys weren't excited about the only fishing available, which was basically sculpin and sand dabs. Sure, bass were also available if you had live squid, which didn't appear very often. So everybody looked forward to the giant, red devil squid working their way into the Los Angeles waters. They finally showed up and were so thick they chased the rockfish out of the area. Also, all the pelagics, yellowtail, barracuda and calicos went somewhere else to escape these scavenging critters. read more Read more →

Letters: Furrever Friends Shutting Down For Now Due To Brooklawn, NJ

01/23/08 To Furrever Friends Rescue & Volunteers' dedicated volunteers, supporters and the community, It is with a torn heart that I am writing to inform you that Furrever Friends Rescue & Volunteers is shutting down ALL our rescue efforts until further notice. We have often briefly closed when, like many rescues, we are filled to capacity. This is not the case now though. Furrever Friends Rescue is closing at this time due to the fact we have been fighting the aggressive efforts of Brooklawn Township to shut down one of our foster homes in their town. The town has refused... Read more →

Letters: I Despise the Politicians Using Gloucester City as a Dumping Ground!

January 23, 2008 Mr. Cleary: As a long time Gloucester City resident, born and raised here, I was dismayed to see the largest utility poles I have ever seen placed on Broadway and Market Streets during the past week. I would appreciate it if you would check into this situation since I have heard that PSE&G put up the new poles to provide additional electrical capacity to Cooper Hospital in Camden and to supply additional power to other towns. To add insult to injury, I believe Cooper plans to place all cables and electrical service under ground because it is... Read more →

Mens Basketball: Rowan 68 TCNJ 62

GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University men’s basketball team overcame a 20 point deficit to defeat The College of New Jersey, 68-62 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Wednesday. TCNJ had a 36-21 halftime lead. The Lions extended their advantage to 20 points (45-25) following a three point play by forward Mark Aziz (sr. Hackettstown, NJ/West Morris) at 15:40. TCNJ guard Corey Gilmore’s (sr. S. Plainfield, NJ/S. Plainfield) free throw at 11:23 made the score 52-36. Rowan went on a 16-4 run over the next 9:02 to go ahead 62-56 with 2:21 remaining. Guard Michael Farrow (fr.... Read more →

Olga Ritter, of Brooklawn age 85

RITTER, OLGA K. (Nee Komesaruk), on January 19, 2008, of Brooklawn. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Roy Ritter. Devoted mother of Bruce M.Ritter and his wife Mary. Loving grandmom of Stefanie and LaurenRitter. Dear sister of William Komesaruk and his wife Mae and late Michael Komesaruk.Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing from 9:30 to 11am Friday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Olga's memory to Lighthouse Hospice, 1040 Kings... Read more →