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February 2008


Media Release Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s basketball team hosted the Cougars of Kean University in the championship game of the 2008 New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament in Packer Hall on Friday evening before a crowd of a thousand. Kean would repeat as the league’s champions, earning the program’s 12th title since winning the league’s first championship in 1982-1983. Kean would improve to 25-3 on the year, while snapping TCNJ’s eight-game win streak as the Lions drop to 21-6. Kean would take a 2-1 lead in the season match-ups of the two squads. Kean, ranked 13th in the latest Division III poll, tallied their third straight victory on Friday as they posted the road win. The Cougars were led on the night by five different players that finished in double-digits, while a pair of players added double-doubles in the contest. Pacing Kean was junior guard Melissa Beyruti (Union... Read more →


NEW YORK, NY – The Rowan University men's and women's indoor track teams competed New York University Fast Track Invitational on Friday. The individual competition was held at the Armory in New York, NY. Kyle Hayes (fr. Pt. Pleasant, NJ/Pt. Pleasant Boro) finished ninth in the long jump with a distance of 22' 0.75" (6.72 meters). For the women, Allison Catenacci (fr. Mullica Hill, NJ/Kingsway Reg.) took 27th place with a time of 1:23.63. Rowan travels to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on Friday-Saturday, March 7-8. The meet is being hosted by Harvard University in Boston, MA. Read more →


Media release Pitman, NJ…The College of New Jersey men’s basketball team had one of its players named to the 2007-2008 New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Star Team on Thursday as senior co-captain Mark Aziz, photo, (Hackettstown, NJ/West Morris Central) earned his second straight posting on the Honorable Mention Team. On the year, Aziz helped the Lions as the team’s top scorer with a 14.2 ppg average in 25 games played. He finished the campaign ranking seventh in the NJAC in scoring. He is ranked in the top 10 in rebounding, grabbing 5.8 boards a contest. Those aren’t the only categories he ranks in, as he is sixth in blocked shots (1.08 bpg), sixth in free-throw percentage (76.6%) and 13th in field-goal percentage (47.1%). On the season, Aziz finished with double-digit scoring performance on 21 different occasions, while leading the Lions in scoring 10 different times this past season. Overall on his... Read more →

Spring Fishing Season starts Saturday*

source This Saturday ushers in what many consider the start of the spring fishing season in New Jersey. It's when the striped bass become legal in all state waters. Keep in mind, however, that outside the state waters in the EEZ zone, there is a complete moratorium on the taking of striped bass throughout the year. In all cases along the Delaware Bay, it is imperative that you use bloodworms, as other baits such as clams and bunker just do not produce. It is likewise important to observe closely the tides, as in many places there is little water left when the tide recedes. Fortescue is famous for this, as when the tide is low, even a long cast puts you in only a foot or so of water. Of course the banks along the Delaware River will see some action this spring. Anywhere from Gloucester City down to... Read more →

McMullin, Kulik and Burdette Collect NJAC Player of the Week Honors

PITMAN, NJ - Right fielder John McMullin and pitchers Ryan Kulik (photo) and Todd Burdette were selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Players of the Week. McMullin (jr. Woodbury, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) earns the first NJAC Player of the Week honor after hitting .400 with two doubles, three RBI, and three runs scored in the Profs' season-opening trip to Virginia. He opened his junior season by going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in the Profs' 5-2 win over No. 1 ranked Cortland. One day later, he went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Rowan's 9-8 extra-inning loss to Randolph-Macon. McMullin currently is tied for the conference lead in hitting with a .400 batting average. Kulik (sr. Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) earns the first NJAC Pitcher of the Week honor after earning a victory on the mound in the Profs' season-opening 5-2... Read more →

Bass Pro Shops, Bellmawr Pulls in a Big Fish?

source Tonight I attended Bellmawr's monthly council meeting. I went in with 2 "edgier" items on my agenda, and the mayor added in an update of the landfill... which I think may be of bigger interest to the public. Summary of my discussions with Council: 1) The million dollar giant house in Bellmawr, has had a giant political sign up on the front lawn for weeks. Political signs are against a town ordinance. Should the sign come down, or is it ok for us all to put up signs? 2) The Courier-Post had an article today about Haddon Township's plan to pass a "No Pay-to-Play" ordinance, and I suggested that Bellmawr do the same... to be ahead of other towns. 3) The mayor, recognizing me from prior council meetings where I asked about the landfill, offered an update on................. read more Related: Bellmawr news Read more →

Leap year babies stay young as quadrennial celebration returns*

source Virginia "Ginny" Neilio of Brooklawn was born in 1936, but this year she's only celebrating her 18th real birthday. Born on leap day, Neilio, who'll really be 72, will celebrate in Atlantic City with her daughter, spending the day at the Borgata and seeing "Finnegan's Wake" at the Showboat. "I said to one of my co-workers, "Just think. I'm finally gonna be legal,' and my co-worker said "Ginny, you and legal don't go in the same sentence,' " said Neilio, a manufacturing engineer coordinator. Those born on a leap day have different traditions. While on off years they celebrate on Feb. 28 or March 1, many have blow out parties every four years when the calender reads Feb. 29. more Read more →

Decoys: Records Of Our Past

By:Tim Charles 02/27/2008 The Annual Decoy, Fishing Tackle & Sporting Collectibles Show, one of the oldest such shows on the East Coast, will be held at the Patchogue Manor, located at 9-11 Railroad Avenue in Patchogue, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 1. In addition to being a great opportunity to buy and trade antique collectibles and related outdoor gear, art, and crafts, this year's feature exhibit will be a Long Island gunning scooter rig. The event is sponsored by the LI Decoy Collectors Association, a non-profit organization of decoy collectors and carvers whose goal is to educate the community about this unique, indigenous art form. LIDCA meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Masonic Hall in Babylon Village and is open to anyone interested in collecting and carving. Annual dues are $25. Contact Dick Richardson at 475-4199 for more information. read more Read more →


Media Release Castleton, VT (2/28/08) – Rich Alercio, photo, (Hamilton, NJ), assistant football coach at The College of New Jersey was introduced on Thursday as the first head football coach at Castleton State College (Castleton, VT) at a press conference. Alercio has accepted a position as the head coach for the Spartans and will lead the team when it officially commences varsity competition in 2009. At the press conference, Castleton State College Associate Dean of Athletics and Recreation, Deanna Tyson, announced the hiring of Rich Alercio as Castleton’s inaugural head football coach. The college received more than 150 applications for the position. Tyson said, “The five candidates we interviewed on campus were all well qualified to coach at Castleton, but Rich Alercio is the best fit for our athletic program. He is going to be a tremendous role model for our male athletes – on the field, in the classroom,... Read more →

Gloucester City Council Meeting Tonight: Up for Adoption, $5 million Resolution for Southport Redevelopment

Thursday, February 28, 2008 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 been legally noticed in accordance with the law and copies have been given to those requesting the same. 5. Resolutions: R079 Approving the Issuance and Sale by the Camden County Improvement Authority of up to $5,000,000 of Taxable City Guaranteed Project Notes (Gloucester City Southport Redevelopment Project, Phase I) Series 2008, in Connection with the City of Gloucester City's Southport Redevelopment Project, Phase I; and Authorizing Such Further Actions and Making Such Determinations as May be Necessary or Appropriate to Effectuate the Issuance and Sale of the Notes R080 Authorizing Refund of Key Deposit for Gloucester City Marina R081... Read more →

Frank R. Lucas, 45, of West Deptford, played bass for several rock bands

Frank R. Lucas, 45, of West Deptford, suddenly on February 26, 2008. Frank will forever live on in the hearts and minds of his family and friends for his wonderful, full of life, upbeat personality and his warm smile that would light up any room that he entered. Born and raised in Woodbury, Frank graduated from Woodbury High School with the Class of 1980. He was an accomplished bass player in several local rock bands, including Rough Dymand. Frank worked for the Public Works Department for the City of Woodbury for the past 11 years and away from his work, Frank passionately coached his sons and their Football, Baseball and Wrestling teams with the West Deptford Athletic Association. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his wife and children and was a devoted NASCAR and Dallas Cowboy fan. Frank is the beloved husband for 18 years of Vicki (nee... Read more →


Media release Ewing, NJ…On the day of their conference tournament opener, The College of New Jersey women’s basketball team earned three special honors from the New Jersey Athletic Conference for their efforts during the regular season. Junior Hillary Klimowicz (Photo right) (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) was voted as the 2008 NJAC Player of the Year, while freshman Kelsey Kutch (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) was selected as the NJAC Rookie of the Year. The honors weren’t limited to the players as Dawn Henderson was tabbed as the Coach of the Year. Klimowicz, who was also named First Team All-NJAC for the second consecutive season, has been a force for the Lions all season leading the team in scoring (16.8 ppg), rebounding (11.2 rpg), blocked shots (103) and field-goal percentage (65.0%). She current leads the NJAC in field-goal percentage and blocks, while ranking second in scoring and third in rebounding. Her shooting percentage from... Read more →

The Champions! Brooklawn ACES Winner of the CCEL Trophy

Congratulations to the Brooklawn ACES girls' basketball team, coached by Chuck Thomson, for winning the Camden County Elementary League championship. They were the winners of the Colonial division with a 12-2 record and went on to beat 3 opponents from both the Colonial and Suburban divisions to win the championship. Pictured are players Makenzi Cooper, Sydney Thomson, Brianna Murphy, Rachael Cowgill, Kathi Velez, Kate Boulden, Melissa Mackey, Meghan Ryan, Amanda Boulden, Taylor Farrow, and Taylor Blackiston. Coach Thomson was assisted by Pat McCrea in the championship game. Read more →

Bellmawr: The Million Dollar Home

source Where do you find the most expensive homes in Camden County? Haddonfield, Cherry Hill? Well how about Bellmawr?! Since the fall of last year, a newer construction home has been on the market in Bellmawr... and it is currently listed at $1,280,000!! Count the zeros. That's ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND!! Heck.. drop the price a million bucks and its still one of the most expensive homes in town! read more Read more →

An Irish Chuckle for the day

Happy St Patrick’s Day. One day an Irishman who had been stranded on a deserted island for over 10 years, saw a speck on the horizon. He thought to himself, "It's certainly not a ship." And, as the speck got closer and closer, he began to rule out the possibilities of a small boat and even a raft. Suddenly there emerged from the surf a wet-suited black clad figure. Putting aside the scuba gear and the top of the wet suit, there stood a drop-dead gorgeous blonde! The glamorous blonde strode up to the stunned Irishman and said to him, "Tell me, how long has it been since you've had a cigarette?" "Ten years," replied the amazed Irishman. With that, she reached over and unzipped a waterproofed pocket on the left sleeve or her wetsuit, and pulled out a fresh pack of cigarettes. He takes one, lights it, and takes... Read more →

6th Annual Christine Eberle Memorial Foundation Easter Egg Hunt

Shining Star Park on Harding and Lowell Avenues Saturday, March 15th Rain date March 22nd 1:00pm and will run consecutively until all ages have completed Ages: 1-2 years old 3-4 years old 5-6 years old 7-8 years old 9-12 years old Children of all ages with special needs Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny Read more →

Matthew Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Ale House

KAMINSKI, MATTHEW On February 24, 2008, of West Deptford, NJ. Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Madeline (nee Carey). Father of Matthew Kaminski (Barbara) of Seabring, FL; Judith Whitcraft (Walter) of Marlton, NJ and the late Bruce Kaminski. Father-in law of Emma Kaminski of Deptford, NJ. Grandfather of Bruce, Kara, Drew, Brad and Brooke and great grandfather of Ethan, Arielle, Kayla, Killian, Thane, Zarre, Kyle, Connor, Garrett, Delaney, Logan, Harper, Madison and Brianna. Brother-in law of Leona Kaminski of Ocean City, NJ. Mr. Kaminski was the founder of Kaminski's Ale House which he owned and operated for many years and still stands as a Cherry Hill landmark on Brace Road today. Viewing Friday morning 9:00 to 9:45am in St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1010 Liberty Street, Camden, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10am. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be... Read more →

Corrine Jones, of Bellmawr, age 80, member of Harris Temple AME Zion Church

JONES, CORRINE (nee Banks), of Bellmawr, NJ, age 80, on February 22, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Theodore (Happy) Jones, and sister of the late Haywood and Harold Banks and Marie Gibson, she is the mother ofEugene Alford, his wife Gladys, Beverly Roberts, her husband, T.A. and Yvonne Jones, her husband Joe DeGuierre. She also leaves to mourn a dear sister-in-law, Joycelyn Jones and a brother-in-law, Milton Warfield. She was the grandmother of nine grandchildren and thirty - four great grandchild ren. She will be sadly missed by her family and many dear friends. She was a member of Harris Temple AME Zion Church for over 70 years. She enjoyed playing the piano and sewing. Relatives and friends are invited to her view- ing at Harris Temple AME Zion Church, 926 Florence St., Camden, NJ on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Services at 7:30... Read more →

Mary Frankowski, of Mt. Ephraim, longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart

FRANKOWSKI, MARY J. (Nee Zamagni), eighty six years old, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Widow of Alfred A. Frankowski with whom she spent thirty-eight years. Dear sister of Anna Donofrio and Nicholas Zamagni, both deceased. Survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Maryann of Mt. Ephraim. Survived by her grandson and his wife, Matthew and Gina of Mt. Ephraim whom she adored. Her prayer was to see them married last July. Survived by many nieces and nephews, grand and great nieces and nephews, whom she cherished, especially Anthony Donofrio and Vera Parker. Long time parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Long time member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Mary was proud to be born and raised in Camden, NJ and moved to Mt. Ephraim with her parents in the 1930s. She moved back to Camden when she married in... Read more →

Ospreys Weekly Honor Roll

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL MEN’S BASKETBALL: Jerome Hubbard (Neptune/Neptune) averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals in two Stockton wins last week. Hubbard scored a game-high 21 points to go along with his five steals against Kean. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Alyssa Reiter (Sewell/Gloucester Catholic) led Stockton with nine points and three blocks in Stockton’s game against Kean. MEN’S TRACK & FIELD: Tony DeFeo (Mays Landing/Oakcrest) was named Outstanding Male Field Athlete and NJAC Field Athlete of the Week after winning the pole vault (4.88m) and finishing third in the weight throw (13.62m) to score all of Stockton’s 16 team points at the NJAC Championships. WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD: Meredith Malloy (Hamilton/Hamilton West) was selected Co-Outstanding Female Track Athlete at the NJAC Championships after winning the 3000m run (10:39.38) and also winning and setting a new meet record in the 5000m run (17:48.34). LATEST RESULTS Men’s Basketball (18-6, 10-3 NJAC) Stockton 84,... Read more →

Raw Video: Firefighter Escapes Burning Building

source PEABODY, Mass. -- A firefighter trapped in a smoky apartment fire was rescued by several fire chiefs from surrounding towns on Monday. NewsCenter 5's Sean Kelly reported that the fire broke out at the Cross Keys Apartment complex on Monday afternoon. At first, other firefighters thought the 20-year veteran was getting some fresh air near a second-floor window. But they said they soon realized that he needed help. clipped from Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST the Doll Festival

by Hank F. Miller Jr. The Doll Festival, which is also called The Girls' Festival or Peach Festival is observed on March 3. This is a festival of young girls. Dolls in ancient costumes are displayed on tiers of shelves covered with red cloth. These dolls represent the emperor and empress, their noble court ladies-in- waiting and ministers. The Doll Festival dates from medieval times, but it was not until the 18th century that the custom of displaying dolls came into fashion. The dolls are usually on display for about a week, but it is customary to put them away soon after March 3, because leaving them out for a long time is said to delay a daughter's marriage. Warm Regards from Kitakyushu City, Japan Hank F. Miller Jr. Read more →


Toms River, NJ…The College of New Jersey swept to its 11th consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Conference as the Lions captured the men’s competition with 157 points and won the women’s meet with 184 points. TCNJ’s men and women have won every indoor championship since the conference began conducting the meet in 1998. The meet featured a conference record 376 student-athletes in competition from nine different NJAC institutions. With their 157 points, TCNJ’s men finished 31 points ahead of second-place Ramapo (126), followed by New Jersey City (80), Montclair State (77), Rutgers-Camden (41), Rowan (28), Kean (17) and an eighth-place tie between Richard Stockton and Rutgers-Newark, with 16 points apiece. TCNJ’s women outdistanced Richard Stockton (108), while New Jersey City finished third (90), followed by Ramapo (61), Montclair State (59), Kean (15), Rutgers-Newark (14), Rowan (9) and Rutgers-Camden (7).... Read more →

Bill's Point of View: The School District Belongs To The People

Tom Gurchick, a retired Gloucester City School science teacher died suddenly on February 15 in an automobile accident. Tom began his teaching career in 1965 and retired in 2000. He left a career he so dearly loved to enjoy his hobbies of growing orchids, fishing and building model planes. Since the tragic accident there has been a number of Toms’s former students and friends posting comments on CNB. It should be noted that at no time did the family ask to hold the funeral services for Mr. Gurchick at the high school. What they did ask was to be able to hold a Memorial Service at the school for Tom at a later date. That request was denied by Administrator Paul Spaventa and the Board solicitor. What a tribute this would have been to the man who gave his whole life to the Gloucester City School District. According to Board... Read more →

Gloucester City: Two Developers Submitted Responses for King Street

Bill: I am writing in response to your email regarding the King Street RFQ's which we've recently received back from 2 developers -- Taylor Capitol Group, LLC and Sora Holdings, LLC. I am in the process of reviewing their qualifications and making sure that they submitted all materials that were requested of them by the City for this RFQ. On Monday, March 4 at the Work Session meeting, I will be providing a report to City Council regarding my suggestions for how to move forward. Upon meeting w/ them I will email you of their response and the steps will be taking to move forward. Let me know if you have any other questions...Gina -- Regina A. Dunphy UEZ Coordinator/Director of Community Development City of Gloucester City Related: Plans Call for a Irish Themed Village Read more →

Margaret Davidson, of Westmont; a longtime waitress for the Crystal Lake & Newton Diners

DAVIDSON, MARGARET D. 'MIMO' (nee Ansaldo) On February 21, 2008, age 77, of Westmont. She was the beloved and devoted mother of Cathy Eskew, of Oaklyn, Mickey Tesoro, of Westmont and Joey Tesoro (Angel), of Woodlynne. She was also the loving andcaring grandmother (Mimo) to Jesse Seymour (Sue), Jamie Schaefer (Michael), Kris Mustacchio (Jennifer), Shane Holmes, and Stephanie Cokos. Also survived by 2 great grandchildren, Jesse, Jr. and Savannah Seymour and 3 sisters, Sally Tedesco, Mary Grosso and Joanne Anthony. 'Marge' was a longtime waitress for the Crystal Lake and Newton Diners in Haddon Twp. - She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends that she happily and lovingly served. Family and friends are invited to Mrs. Davidson's Memorial Service, Wed., 7 PM, at KAIN-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield. Interment private. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations in Mrs. Davidson's... Read more →

Pet Tips by Allan: Topic Obese Dogs

Hey Bill , Dog Quote: Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does dog exchanges bones with another. ....Adam Smith ********************************* How much food does your dog really need? Along with the general population of people, dogs are also suffering from obesity from eating the wrong food and eating too much food. It is relatively easy to control the amount of food your dog is eating and it is essential that you gauge its weight on a regular basis to ensure that it doesn't get obese. Dogs can suffer from many different ailments due to obesity including diabetes. There are an increasing number of dogs suffering from this disease and in most cases this could have been avoided through the correct nutrition and monitoring the amount of food the dog has been eating. Having a dog with diabetes will necessitate the injection of insulin or in... Read more →

GCBA Meeting February 26th at Cap's

Dave Stallwood, president of the Gloucester City Business Association announced that GCBA will meet Tuesday, February 26th at Caps, 314 Jersey Avenue at 5.30pm. Representatives from PATCO will be at the meeting to discuss the high speed line coming through town in the future. The Mayor and some of the council members along with other city representatives will also be there if you have any questions or concerns for them. Related: Buy Local/UEZ Read more →


Wilkes-Barre, PA… The College of New Jersey wrestling team won its second straight Metropolitan Conference Championship behind the strength of two champions and several other place winners on Sunday at Wilkes University. TCNJ, which is ranked 17th in the latest Brute – Adidas NWCA Division III poll, led the charge with 90 points followed by 14th-ranked New York University (82) and 23rd-ranked Wilkes (71.5). Rounding out the team standings were York (PA) College (67.50), King's College (58), Hunter College (46.5), Centenary (NJ) College (29.0), Elizabethtown College (29.0) and the University of Scranton (9.5). With the win, the Lions have captured their 25 conference tournament in the last 30 tries. Claiming individual titles and automatic berths in the 2088 NCAA Division III Championships were freshmen John Barnett (Oakridge, NJ/Jefferson Twp.) and Justin Bonitatis (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East). Barnett was a perfect 3-0 at 149 pounds, while Bonitatis swept his way... Read more →

Nancy Chao, age 92 of Gloucester City

CHAO Lan – Hing AKA Nancy Chao. Age 92. On February 22, 2008. Born in Beijing, China on December 27, 1915 of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Susan Wu, Linda Eng, Mary Chai, John Lee and William Lee. Beloved grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 9. Relatives and friends are kindly invited on Wednesday morning promptly 11:30 am at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City for the procession. Service and Inurnment 12 Noon at New Saint Mary's Chapel Mausoleum: 515 Browning Road, Bellmawr. Cremation is private. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website under online obituaries of Lan-Hing Chao. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Phone: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Richard Glowacki, of Gloucester City, UPS employee

GLOWACKI, RICHARD S. Suddenly on February 20, 2008, age 71 of Gloucester City, NJ. Beloved husband of Stella M. (nee Tomko) for forty-nine years. Devoted father of Kathy (Paul) Pentecost of Sewell,Karen (Eric) Maier of Mullica Hill, Kriss (Dr. James) Baron of Lithia, FL. Beloved son of Amelia Phillips of Ocean City, NJ. Loving grandfather of Amanda, Julia, Nathan, Christina, Allison, Andrew, Spencer and J.J. Also one brother Dr. James (Linda) Phillips of Egg Harbor, NJ and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Glowacki was employed with UPS for thirty seven years and an Army Veteran from 1956 to 1958. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing Monday from 8am to 9:45am at Sacred Heart Church, 7 West Kings Hwy, Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 10 am at the Church. Entombment Locustwood Mausoleum, Cherry, NJ. Family request in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent... Read more →

Marion E. Mullary, born in Gloucester City lived in Deptford; a professional singer

p>Marion E. Mullary (nee Barr), age 65, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2008 at the J. F. Kennedy Hospital, with her family at her bedside. She was raised in Gloucester City, N.J. In 1961 she met and married the love of her life, Stephen Mullary. Together they moved to Deptford and have resided there for over 40 years. She will be remembered as a loving caring person who never turned her back on anyone in need. She formerly worked with the Deptford School District as a lunch aid, where she enjoyed sharing her life and energy with the students. Marion also was a professional singer who frequently sang in many South Jersey Nightclubs. After which she opened and operated, with her husband, The Mullary Fast Fuel Store at “Five Points,” together they shared and made life long friendships with many of their regular customers. To Marion this was a... Read more →


TCNJ SCHOOL RECORDS CONTINUE TO BE SHATTERED Piscataway, NJ…The College of New Jersey’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued action on Saturday at the 2008 Metropolitan Conference Championships at Rutgers University’s Sonny A. Werblin Recreation Center. The three-day event will wrap on Sunday night. A year ago, TCNJ’s men’s team won the team crown, while the Lion women’s squad picked up the runner-up crown in the Division III competition. TCNJ’s men’s team has posted 457 points to stand in 1st place in a field of 14 teams, while the Lion women have amassed 348 points and stand in second place overall in the 16-team field, topped by Division II Southern Connecticut State University. TCNJ’s women hold a lead in the race for the Division III championship. Men’s Highlights Senior Josh Forsman (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) added the fastest time in the trials of the 100 butterfly with an NCAA... Read more →

New Jersey: New schools being built on contaminated sites

February 2005....."The primary criteria was reducing the number of residents who would be displaced by the new school," Superintendent Mary T. Stansky said. ... source February 20, 2005 New schools being built on contaminated sites Asbury Park Press In the state's 31 poorest districts. The Schools Construction Corp., which is overseeing the massive program in mostly urban areas, has purchased at least 22 contaminated or possibly contaminated sites, a review of state records shows. SCC and state environmental officials say the sites will be cleaned or Wren, a spokeswoman for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Commissioner Campbell said New Jersey changed its cleanup standards because of the new information. In the fall, state environmental officials compiled a list of 55 contaminated properties, and 38 more properties possibly contaminated, which are under consideration to become schools. Four were rejected. Seebode said the DEP has not estimated cleanup costs... Read more →

Mens Basketball: Rutgers over TCNJ 80-77

CAMDEN (Feb. 23, 2008) – Sophomore forward Alex Rislin (Union, NJ/Union) scored on a layup, was fouled and tacked on a foul shot with 20.9 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Rutgers University-Camden men’s basketball team past The College of New Jersey, 80-77, in the final game of the season for both New Jersey Athletic Conference teams. The victory allowed the Raptors (6-19 overall and 3-10) to edge past the Lions (6-19/2-11) for fourth place in the final NJAC South Division standings, marking the first time since the 2001-02 season that Rutgers-Camden has climbed out of the NJAC cellar. It also gave Rutgers-Camden a sweep of the home-and-home series against TCNJ this season, the first time that has happened since the teams started playing a pair of games in 1983-84. TCNJ, which now leads the all-time series, 52-11, had won 40 of the last 41 games in the rivalry... Read more →


Piscataway, NJ…The College of New Jersey’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened action on Friday at the 2008 Metropolitan Conference Championships at Rutgers University’s Sonny A. Werblin Recreation Center. The three-day event will wrap on Sunday night. A year ago, TCNJ’s men’s team won the team crown, while the Lion women’s squad picked up the runner-up crown in the Division III competition. TCNJ’s men’s team has posted 96 points to stand in 1st place in a field of 14 teams, while the Lion women have amassed 119 points and stand in 1st place in the 16-team field. Men’s Highlights Competing in the trials of the 200 individual medley, senior Liam Gallagher (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan) broke TCNJ’s school mark in the event with his time of 1:53.37 to seed him second heading into Friday night’s finals, while also posting an NCAA provisional time in the process. He surpassed the mark... Read more →

Chuckles: Philadelphia Cop vs. New York Lawyer

A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a Philly cop. He thinks that he is smarter than the cop because he is a lawyer from New York and is certain that he has a better education then any cop from Philadelphia, Pa. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Philly cop's expense. The cop says," License and registration, please." "What for?" says the lawyer. The cop says, "You didn't come to a complete stop at the stop sign." Then the lawyer says, "I slowed down, and no one was coming." "You still didn't come to a complete stop, Says the cop. License and registration, please." The lawyer says, "What's the difference?" "The difference is you have to come to complete stop, that's the law. License and registration, please!" the cop says. Lawyer says, "If you can show me the legal... Read more →

Pet Tips by Allan: Junk Food for dogs

Hey Bill , Here's Today's Joke: What is a dog's favorite dinner? Anything that is on your plate. ********************************* There has been a marked deterioration in the general health of dogs since the introduction of processed dog foods. Many of these foods offer very little nutritional value but it is their convenience and the fact that they have added flavors that ensure our pets get delight in eating them that have increased the sales and popularity of this food. Just as we might like to eat foods that contain sugar, which is detrimental to our health, our dogs also like to eat these low value foods because they taste so good. Most of the popular dog foods use by-products and are actually worse to feed our dogs than the scraps from our meal tables. But therein lies another problem with many of the foods that we eat, unsuitable for dog... Read more →

James W. Hagan, of Gloucester City, WWII and Korean Army Veteran

James W. Hagan, On February 21, 2008. Age 82. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Patricia A. (nee Alcott). Beloved Son of the late Joseph Hagan and Amber (nee Broadwater). Devoted father of Paul (Terri) Walters, James (Annette) Hagan, Mark (Susan) Hagan, and Keith (Kimberly) Hagan. Dear Grandfather of Brittany, Paul, Caitlin, Johnathon, Justin, Mark, Emily, Allison and Bridgett. Dear Brother of Mary Johnson, Ida Yourison, William (Effie) Hagan, Joan (Bob) Gundle, Jean (Pete) Eller and brother-in-law; Neal (Sue) Alcott. James was born and raised in Gloucester City. He proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Army during Would War II and the Korean Conflict. James was a member of the Townsend C. Young V.F.W. Post #3620 in Gloucester City. James worked many years for the Haddon Heights and Laurel Springs School Districts. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Monday evening from... Read more →

Gloucester City NJ: Weather…….Cold & Nasty

Gloucester City NJ weather forecast for Friday, High 33, Cold with snow early, 1 to 2 inches, then sleet and freezing rain; roads will be slippery in the morning Photo: from Rutgers Avenue looking towards Nicholson Road taken at 7 AM Tampa Bay Florida: sunny with a warm breeze present temperature 65 with a high of 80 predicted. Read more →


Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey wrestling team will seek its second straight Metropolitan Conference Championship this weekend as the Lions head to Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the annual conference tournament. TCNJ has been dominant at the tournament as the team has captured 24 of the last 29 conference championships. The Lions finished the regular season with a dual-meet record of 19-3 and are ranked 17th in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Brute – Adidas Division III poll. TCNJ isn’t the only ranked team vying for the title this weekend as New York University is ranked 14th, Wilkes is 23rd, York College (PA) is 25th and King’s College (PA) is 30th. The tournament is also the springboard for the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships as the winners of each weight class will earn automatic qualification to the national event, while seven others will receive “wild card”... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor & Council Caucus Meeting Agenda

Thursday, February 21, 2008 313 Monmouth Street AGENDA Call to Order: Pledge of Allegiance: 3. Roll Call: 4. Sunshine Law: This meeting is being held in conformance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, otherwise known as the "Sunshine Law". It has been legally noticed in accordance with the law and copies have been given to those requesting the same. 5. Public Comment Period: The Governing Body, in accordance with P.L. 2002, c. 80, have adopted the following guidelines relative to the Public Comment Period (PCP) at Caucus, Worksession, Special and Emergency Meetings of the Mayor and Common Council of Gloucester City: The PCP shall occur at the beginning of each meeting; it shall be no longer than one half-hour in length; every person wishing to speak may do so once during the period for no longer than five minutes. No changes have been made for the PCP of... Read more →

2008 fishing season just weeks away

Spring fishing season right around the corner A glance at the calendar reveals that we are only a week and two days from the first day of March. In addition, there are certain signs that should buoy us up as we wait for the coming spring and summer fishing season. Read more →

Joseph "Joey" Yoroshko IV, age 28, of Mullica Hill, a graduate of Kingsway HS

p>Joseph “Joey” Yoroshko IV, 28 years of Mullica Hill, N.J., died suddenly on February 16, 2008. Joey was a fun-loving, spontaneous guy who was full of smiles and laughter. He was a wheeler and dealer and was known for his bartering ways. Joey had a way of telling stories that made people listen to him; the more he told them, the bigger and better the stories got. Joey loved outdoor activities; from boating and racing in the spring and summer to hunting and snowmobiling in the winter in upstate New York, he enjoyed it all; “Hoods Up.” Joey will be remembered for the way his smile lit up a room and will be sadly missed by his loving family and dear friends. Born in Leavenworth, KS, Joey was a resident of Mullica Hill for 21 years. A 1998 graduate of Kingsway High School, Joey was quite the entrepreneur. He has... Read more →


Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team will open the 2008 campaign ranked third in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III Pre-season Poll. The Lions received 348 votes with one of them being a first-place vote. The defending national champion Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall College are ranked in the top spot with 397 points with 17 first-place votes. Salisbury University is second with 361 votes followed by the Lions. Gettysburg College and Middlebury College round out the top five. The Lions open the season on Saturday, March 8 heading to in-state opponent Fairleigh Dickinson University – Florham in a 1 p.m. start. TCNJ’s home opener is set for Tuesday, March 25 hosting Eastern University at 7 p.m. Over the course of the 2008 season, the Lions will face five teams ranked in the pre-season poll, including Salisbury, Gettysburg, SUNY Cortland (eighth), University of Mary Washington... Read more →


TCNJ’S KLIMOWICZ TALLIES 1,000th CAREER POINT Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s basketball team hosted the Profs of Rowan University in the Lions’ home regular-season finale. The Lions came away with the 74-61 victory to improve to 19-5 overall and 10-2 in the NJAC, while posting their sixth straight victory. Rowan drops to 14-10 overall and 6-6 in the league. With Wednesday’s win, the Lions took the series on the season after collecting the win at Rowan on January 23, 75-50. TCNJ’s junior center Hillary Klimowicz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) joined the 1,000 point club on Wednesday night after starting the night just eight points shy of the plateau. A transfer from Division I St. Joseph’s University, Klimowicz added 275 of those points in her first season at St. Joe’s and has since scored 731 while playing for the Lions. Overall on her collegiate career, she now has 1,006... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim School District Honor Roll

February 20, 2008 Press Release Mary Bray School Distinguished Honors Third Grade Fourth Grade Helen Barrett Emily Calhoun Cassidy Chambers Victoria Milano Amy Guldin Alyssa Marszalek Matthew Marszalek Austin Rampolla Kelsey Vespe Honors: Third Grade Fourth Grade Sarah Beckett Mychaela Bilger Ariana Beebe Courtney Bocchicchio Richard Bonczak Dominick Cipolone Nevada DeFord Kasey Gardner Angel Dougherty Harry Harris Andrew Fehr Elijah Lapp Holly Fitzgerald Meghan McDonough Kelsey Immendorf William Verzilli Valerie LaMarra Haley Woodington Damon Meraz Amanda Murphy Lindsay Musselman Cole Panek Azalea Rosado Nicholas Salamone Michael Snyder Casey Spadea Alexis Staib Georgana Stewart Kaila White Commendable: Third Grade Fourth Grade Anthony Cristino Christopher Blaylock Scott Fitzpatrick Maryellen Crain Lucas Greenwood Taylor Gavin Kaelyn Lahn Kaitlyn Stokes Jillian Lynch Zachary Pacetti Matthew Sutton Kenneth Zettlemoyer R.W. Kershaw School Distinguised Honors: Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Jessica Chambers Gabrielle Bocchicchio Rachel Cosgrove Matthew Goepel Alison Guldin Eric Ingram Lauren... Read more →

Doris Batezel, age 87, of Gloucester City; devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church

Doris Batezel, on February 20, 2008. Age 87. (nee Sterling) Born and raised in Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of 46 years to the late Clifford D. Batezel. Devoted mother of Barbara D. (Ed) Anyzek of Gloucester City, Janet (late Frank) Busch of Gloucester City, Carolyn (late Donald) Masey of Gloucester City, Clifford R. (Patricia) Batezel of Pine Hill, Richard (Liz) Batezel of Collingswood, Raymond (Christine) Batezel of Haddon Twp., and Kimberly (Lou) Morris of Mickleton. Loving grandmother of Sheryl (Barry), Linda (John), Ed, Jr. (Patricia), Michelle (James), Frankie (Tina), David (Beth), Matthew (Cathy), Richie, Brian, Steven, Jennifer, Kelly, late Timothy, Sean, Tara, Kerrin, Lia, and Taylor. Loving great-grandmother of Katilynn, Zachary, Joshua, Brianna, Ed, III, Carlie, MacKenzie, Madison, Connor, Hannah, Grace, Emma, Casey, Maria, Zachary and late Taylor. Dear sister of Evelyn (late Raymond) Morton of Cinnaminson and predeceased by her sisters; Margaret Higgenbotham and Christine Hoffman. Doris... Read more →

Memorial Services February 28th for retired Gloucester City High School Teacher Tom Gurchick

A Memorial service for Thomas W. Gurchick, 65, of Gloucester City will be held Thursday, February 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Etherington Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City. Mr. Gurchick died suddenly on Friday, February 15th when he lost control of his car and hit a tree near the corner of Morris Street and and Johnson Blvd. when the car he was driving struck a tree at the corner of Morris Street and Johnson Blvd. Tom was a long time and beloved teacher at the Gloucester City Jr. High School, where he taught Science from 1965 until his retirement in 1999. He was also a past member of the South Jersey Orchid Society, was an avid fisherman and model airplane builder Loving brother of Betty M. Gurchick of Gloucester City, the late Paul J. Gurchick and his wife Mary of Tampa, FL, Michael T.... Read more →