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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... 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... 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... Read more →

Spring Fishing Season starts Saturday*

source www.nj.com 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... 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.... Read more →

Bass Pro Shops, Bellmawr Pulls in a Big Fish?

source http://blog.markmatthews.com 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... Read more →

Flower Show: Presenting "Jazz It Up!" - March 2 - 9, 2008

source http://philadelphia.about.com Philadelphia Flower Show opens on Sunday March 2 and runs through Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Flower Show is the oldest flower and garden show in the United States and the largest indoor flower and garden show in the world attracting more than 250,000 visitors annually from across the country and the world. read more Read more →

Leap year babies stay young as quadrennial celebration returns*

source www.courierpostonline.com 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Lois M. Vennell, of Westville, former Strawbridge Store employee

Lois M. Vennell (nee Thompson) of Westville, died February 26, at InNova Nursing Home, Deptford, age 94 years. Mrs. Vennell was born in Superior, WI and formerly worked for the Strawbridge Store of Philadelphia. She was a member of the St. John¹s Lutheran Church of Westville and a member of the Church¹s Women¹s Club. She also participated in The Guardian Program of Glassboro. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sr., survived by two sons Joseph W. Jr. of Deptford, Walter E. of Monroeville and a... 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... Read more →

Westville Council Planning Renovations for Library

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Mayor Michael Gal-braith and Westville Council members approved a contract with the firm of Medefindt Architects, RA, of Lawnside to begin drawing up plans for the Westville Library renovations. Earlier architect plans for the project had been drawn up, and were considered as infeasible due to the estimated cost of the additions to the existing library building. Kimberly Medefindt, architect, will receive $19,000 for the new drawings and for bid packages. An hourly fee for any additional work was discussed,... 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... 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... Read more →

Bellmawr: The Million Dollar Home

source http://blog.markmatthews.com 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Raw Video: Firefighter Escapes Burning Building

source http://cms.firehouse.com 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 youtube.com 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Inqlings: Alycia Lane about to walk free?

source www.philly.com By Michael Klein Inquirer Columnist The camera loves Alycia Lane, and I hear it's a camera that will help her walk out of a New York City courtroom an almost-free woman tomorrow. The anchor's life and career were shaken Dec. 16 when she was arrested in Manhattan and charged with hitting a police officer after a traffic tiff. Her station, CBS3, fired her two weeks later. A source says a video that may cast doubt on the initial police report surfaced last month,... 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.... Read more →

K-9 Escapes, Killed By Car

February 25, 2008 source http://www2.tbo.com TAMPA (Florida)- A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office dog opened a door and climbed fences to escape a private boarding kennel before being hit by a car and killed Sunday morning. Lobo, a K-9 German shepherd, was struck by a driver heading north on Interstate 75, just north of the Gibsonton Drive exit, about 9:30 a.m. The dog was staying at the Boyette Animal Hospital at 10931 Boyette Road while his handler, Deputy Jason Allen, was out of town. The dog... 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... Read more →

Pet Tips by Allan: Topic Obese Dogs

Hey Bill , Dog Quote: Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this....no 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... 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... 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:... Read more →