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March 2008

Mary E. Paul, 53, of Oaklyn

PAUL, MARY E. On March 29, 2008, (nee Byrne) of Oaklyn, NJ, age 53 years. She is the beloved wife of Daniel W. Paul, loving mother of Megan (Daniel) Pavlik of Voorhees, and Matthew Paul of Gloucester and devoted daughter of Joanne Byrne. She is also survived by her dear brothers and sisters Patrick T. and Mark J. Byrne and Nannette Smith and Maureen Ioannucci. Mary was a devoted parishioner of St. Aloysius Church and most especially a loving and caring wife, mother, daughter and... Read more →

LATHAM, KEVIN P. of Parlin, age 17

Age 17, formerly of Parlin, passed away Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Perth Amboy, he had resided in Parlin before moving to Shamong 2 years ago. Kevin was a junior at Seneca High School where he was a member of the Future Chef Club. Kevin was a graduate of Our Lady of Victories School in Sayreville, was a recent member of the Shamong Rescue Squad and was an avid paint ball enthusiast. Kevin is predeceased by his paternal... Read more →

Leonard D. Cavalieri Jr., died after valiant fight against esophageal cancer

Leonard D.Cavalieri Jr. Leonard D. Cavalieri, Jr., 52, of Woodbury, N.J. died March 28, 2008 after a valiant fight against esophageal cancer. Born on July 15, 1955, he was the son of the late Leonard and Josephine Cavalieri. He was a member of the Floor Coverers Local Union No. 1823, starting as a 17-year-old apprentice. He owned several commercial flooring companies throughout his career and was well known among the Delaware Valley contractors for his integrity, dedication and willingness to always get the job done.... Read more →


Ewing, NJ – The College of New Jersey’s baseball team had their away game at Arcadia University scheduled for Monday, March 31 postponed due to the poor weather, while TCNJ’s home men’s tennis match scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 against Drew University has already been postponed. No new dates have been set for either event. Read more →

Rutgers Baseball: West Virginia wins in extra innings 8-7

Media Release PISCATAWAY, N.J. – West Virginia broke a 7-7 tie with a run in the 10th and held off the Rutgers baseball team for an 8-7, extra-inning victory over the Scarlet Knights Sunday afternoon at Bainton Field. West Virginia's Austin Markel led off the 10th with a walk and a wild pitch by Ryan Beard (Point Pleasant, N.J.) moved him into scoring position, where Dan Dibartolomeo drove him home with a single through the hole on the left side for the game-winning score. Rutgers... Read more →

Draft Player Profiles-Joe Flacco, of Audubon NJ

http://www.nfl.com Flacco had a decent junior season for Delaware, getting acclimated to his new teammates and offense. He followed that up with a stellar senior campaign, as the Fightin' Blue Hens fell just one game short of capturing the NCAA Championship Subdivision title in a tough loss to Appalachian State. At Audubon High School, Flacco was a two-time New Jersey All-Group II, All-South Jersey and All-Colonial Conference first-team selection. He was named the Colonial Conference Athlete of the Year and South Jersey Touchdown Club Offensive... Read more →

Philadelphia: Transformers 2, The Sequel to film in this area

By Mark Matthews Looks like Transformers 2, the sequel to the blockbuster hit Tranformers (320 million box office) will be filming in Philadelphia this June. Still unclear as to how much of the movie takes place in Philadelphia. The lead character is probably of College age now... so reading that the Director was scouting Universities you can piece together that the young Sam Witwicky heads off to college in Philadelphia for the next chapter of the mega-bucks budget film. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/17133276.html "Big, big-budget movie time will... Read more →

Carson Powers Rutgers to 53-42 Win Over George Washington

Media Release March 30 GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Essence Carson (Paterson, N.J.) matched a career-high with 25 points to pull Rutgers to a 53-42 victory over sixth-seeded George Washington in the Greensboro Regional semifinals of the 2008 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. The second-seeded Scarlet Knights (27-6) will face the top-seed Connecticut, a 78-63 winner over Old Dominion. The contest is slated for a 9:00 p.m. tip on ESPN with a Final Four berth on the line. The meeting will be the third of the season... Read more →

God's Busy! If you don't know GOD, don't make stupid remarks!!!!!!!

A United States Navy SEAL was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU. One day the professor shocked the class when he came in he looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform, I'll give you exactly 15 minutes." The lecture room fell silent. You could... Read more →


Media Release Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey softball team came back to earn a split with visiting Drew University on Sunday at Lions’ Park winning the second game of the doubleheader 5-1 after the Rangers won the opener by the score of 6-2. The split put TCNJ at 11-9 at the midway point of the season, while the Rangers are now 13-11. Game 1: Drew University 6, TCNJ 2 Drew broke open a tied game in the top of the sixth inning plating... Read more →


Geneva, NY – The 25th ranked Lions of The College of New Jersey men’s tennis team picked up their third 9-0 win on the season and their second in as many days as they beat Hobart College on Sunday afternoon. With the win, TCNJ improves to 6-3, while the Statesmen drop to 6-7. TCNJ 9-0 Hobart DOUBLES 1. Michael Klimchak and Roger Mosteller (TCNJ) def. Charlie Davis and Harry King, 8-6 2. Eric Ferriere and Jeremy Eckardt (TCNJ) def. Jamie Flanigan and Matt Chin, 8-1... Read more →

Mount Ephraim: Demolition Is Underway At Former Haddonfield Lumber Yard

Photos and captions By Bill Bates The concrete floor of the former steel building that sat in the back of the Haddonfield Lumber Yard property near 8th and Pennsylvania Avenues is all that remains as crews work on the middle buildings that are being demolished quickly. The former Haddonfield Lumber Site that sits on Kings Highway and Centre Avenue in Mount Ephraim had a new occupant starting last week, the wrecking ball. Crews from a demolition company have started tearing down the buildings that have... Read more →


Media release Atlanta, GA…The College of New Jersey men’s and women’s track and field teams finished off their opening meet of the season in mid-season form as the Lions turned in numerous post-season qualifying marks at the Emory Asics Classic on Saturday. In addition to the strong individual performances, TCNJ and excelled in the team standings as the men won the invitational with 167 points and the women claimed third place with 95. Men’s Highlights… The top finish for the Lions was senior Brian Donatelli... Read more →

Tussey, Oliver, and Gertie provide sparks for The College of NJ as Lions sweep Rutgers University Newark

Game #1 Box Score Game #2 Box Score Newark, NJ – Ranked sixth in Division III, The College of New Jersey's baseball team tallied a pair of wins over Rutgers University-Newark on Saturday in Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. TCNJ improved to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the NJAC while riding a seven game win streak. Rutgers-Newark drops to 14-6 overall and 1-3 in the NJAC. Photo: Mike Oliver fanned 6 in the Lions opener Junior second baseman Adam Tussey (Brooklawn, NJ/Gloucester High School) went... Read more →

Fishing: Catch Them Why You Can

Source http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com Many of these anglers live for the opening day of trout season as the state Division of Fish and Wildlife stocks about 100 streams and 80 lakes and ponds with about 600,000 fish each year. It's a tradition that goes back almost a century. On Tuesday morning, trout raised at the state's Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County were driven here and released at the city's Giampietro Park Lake. Opening day is April 5 at 8 a.m. With unusually high rainfall this winter,... Read more →

College Baseball: TCNJ Over Rowan U; Bob Buskett pitched a complete game for the win

Box Score GLASSBORO, NJ – Sixth ranked The College of New Jersey defeated 16th ranked Rowan University, 5-2 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Friday. TCNJ improves to 13-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Rowan has a 13-4 record and a 1-1 NJAC mark. Left hander Bob Buskett (PHOTO…..sr. Trenton, NJ/Notre Dame) pitched a complete game for the win. Buskett (3-0) scattered eight hits and gave up two earned runs, while striking out four batters. Lefty Joe Cichy (sr. Vineland, NJ/St.... Read more →

Marie Joan Hynes, of Carneys Point

HYNES Marie Joan On March 27, 2008. (nee Caramanna) Age 76. Of Carney’s Point. Loving mother of William T. Hynes (Catherine) of Lancaster, PA and Kathy Tigeleiro of Williamstown. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Catholic Prayers and Rite of Committal on Tuesday at 11 am at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville. There will be no viewing at all. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website www.mccannhealey.com under online obituaries of Marie Joan Hynes. Funeral Arrangements... Read more →


MEDIA RELEASE Canton, NY – Ranked No.17 in Division III, the Lions of The College of New Jersey women’s tennis team picked up a 7-2 road win over the Saints of St. Lawrence University. With the win, the Lions are now 7-5 overall, while St. Lawrence drops to 4-2. DOUBLES 1. Christina Contrafatto and Jackie Shtemberg (TCNJ) def. Kirsten Lannon and Chelsea Hubbell, 8-5 2. Casey Gilman and Stephanie Finn (SLU) def. Sarah Roser and Amanda Berg, 8-3 3. Stefanie Haar and Haley Kutner (TCNJ)... Read more →


Media Release March 29 Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey softball team hosted the No. 8 ranked Roadrunners of Ramapo College on Saturday in Lions’ Park. The visiting Roadrunners came away with two wins over the Lions holding on for a 6-4 win in the opener and then posted a 2-0 victory in the second game. The games were the opening two for both teams in New Jersey Athletic Conference play as TCNJ is 0-2 in conference play and 10-8 overall. With the two... Read more →


Media Release March 28, 2008 (BELLMAWR) – Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. (photo) attended a ribbon cutting ceremony today for a $13.1 million affordable senior citizen housing complex in Bellmawr. From left to right: George Robostello, Michael Walsh, Tom Carver, Congressman Rob Andrews, Rose Braaksma, Carl Klese, Jr., Richard Mroz, Jason Gonzalez, Speaker Joe Roberts, a county official and Nicole Zandlo click to enlarge Also in attendance were Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ 1st); Bellmawr Borough Council Members; George Robostello, Executive Vice President, The Bank;... Read more →

Gloucester City: Citizens Urged to Vote

The Gloucester City Board of Education is urging community residents to vote in the 2008 annual school election on Tuesday, April 15. "The local School Board plays an essential role in the education that our children receive," said Ms. Louisa W. Llewellyn, Board President. "On April 15, voters will have the opportunity to select the men and women who will set the policies under which our community's schools will operate. Voters will also weigh in on the proposed school district budget. "But citizens cannot be... Read more →

Streets Return to Life As Iraqi Market Gears Up

Related: The Ultimate Sacrifce By Spc. Elvyn Nieves, USA Special to American Forces Press Service ADHAMIYAH, Iraq, March 24, 2008 - Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers here witnessed the changes and progress in the area and its bustling market during a joint dismounted patrol with the Iraqi army on Chem Street. Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers head toward Chem Street in Adhamiyah, Iraq, during a dismounted patrol, March 20, 2008. Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division,... Read more →

Bellmawr Senior Citizens Dedication Ceremonies

Friday, March 28th Florence nee Tucker Messenger addressing attendees at the dedication ceremony of the Bellmawr Senior Citizens complex at Bell and Browning roads. Senator Rob Andrews and Bellmawr Boro Clerk Chuck Sauter look on. Florence was born and raised in Gloucester City and has been a resident of Bellmawr for 40 years. She the sister of the late Mazie Cleary and the late Ed Tucker. Photo by Edith Messenger. Related: Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies Related: Bellmawr Read more →

South Jersey Elite Soccer Club and the Don D’Ambra Soccer Academy will be hosting an Open House

Media Release South Jersey Elite Soccer Club and the Don D'Ambra Soccer Academy will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm at the Senior Center in Washington Township. Washington Township Senior Center 315 Greentree Rd Turnersville, NJ 08012 SJ Elite SC is a new premier travel soccer club focusing on developing young players and preparing them for opportunities beyond the youth level. We want to provide as much information as possible on who we are and what we are trying to... Read more →


Media Release March 28 Atlanta, GA…The College of New Jersey men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the outdoor season in stride on the opening day of the Emory Classic hosted by Emory University on Friday. The Lions had several strong performances highlighted by the women’s shot put taking three of the top five places. Freshman Sarah Wehrhan (Dodge City, KS/The Peddie School) won the event just missing an ECAC mark with a distance of 11.10 meters. Classmate Cristina D’Amato (Madison, NJ/Madison) finished fourth... Read more →

Westville Council Approves New Electronic Recycling Program

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Westville Borough Council listened to a report March 12 about how the elimination of certain electronic products from the waste stream would reduce the cost of tipping fees and help the Borough meet state recycling requirements. John Martorano Jr. of Magnum Industries, a premium electronic recycler, told Council members that his company can handle the electronic trash. "Computers, when broken down, become a commodity and the Borough could realize rebates and recycling certificates," he said. The computers can be broken... Read more →

Soldier Missing in Action From The Korean War is Identified

Media Release March 26, 2008 The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is U.S. Army Sgt. Harry J. Laurence of Cleveland, Ohio. He will be buried April 9 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Army met with Laurence's next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to... Read more →

Rutgers Baseball Hosts West Virginia This Weekend

Media Release PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers baseball team welcomes West Virginia to Piscataway this weekend for a three-game series at Bainton Field. The Scarlet Knights and Mountaineers will open the series with a 3:30 p.m. game on Friday, followed by 1:00 p.m. games on Saturday and Sunday. Rutgers has had success against West Virginia in the Garden State, winning the last 12 games played at Rutgers. The Mountaineers' last victory in New Jersey was more than a decade ago when they defeated the Scarlet... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School Help KATRINA Relief Project

My name is Kathy Cleminson and I am pleased to be writing you on behalf of the Gloucester Catholic Katrina Relief Project. Hurricane Katrina changed my life. More importantly, it changed the lives of thousands who still experience the devastation. In early 2007, my high school decided to break away from usual limits of community service and send a group of students to New Orleans. As I stepped off the plane I still believed my purpose was to hang sheetrock, but in reality I learned... Read more →

Team Works to Turn 'Posse' Into Professional Police Force

By Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Votroubek, USN Special to American Forces Press Service NOWRAK, Afghanistan, March 24, 2008 - The landscape in Afghanistan's Zabul province reminds some Americans of a scene from a western movie. So did Afghan law enforcement when Army Capt. Curtiss Robinson and his police mentoring team rode into the province's Shahjoy district. Army Capt. Dave Perry and Afghan National Police commander Sakhidad plan a security operation against insurgents in the Shahjoy district of Afghanistan's Zabul province. Sakhidad commands police... Read more →

Rutgers Student Found Beaten, Stabbed To Death

source http://www.msnbc.msn.com LINDENWOLD, N.J. - A Rutgers University student was found beaten and stabbed to death Wednesday in Camden County, police said. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Krystal Skinner, of Lindenwold. Friends grew concerned when she didn't answer the door at Laurel Hill Apartments on the 800 block of Chews Landing Road, police said. read more Read more →