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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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Draft Player Profiles-Joe Flacco, of Audubon NJ 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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…... 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... Read more →

Fishing: Catch Them Why You Can

Source 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... 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… Trenton, NJ/Notre Dame) pitched a complete game for the win. Buskett (3-0) scattered eight hits and gave up two earned runs, while... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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:... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

College Baseball: TCNJ's Ramos-Dominko Fanned 12, TCNJ Improves to 12-2 Overall

3/27/2008 6:22:49 PM Ramos-Dominko went the distance and fanned 12 on Thursday. Box Score Ewing, NJ – Ranked sixth in Division III, The College of New Jersey’s baseball team opened action in the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Thursday, hosting the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers University-Camden. TCNJ would open conference play with a 5-1 home win. TCNJ improves to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the league, while RUC drops to 6-10 overall with an 0-1... Read more →

New Web site celebrates the sport of local running

source Harris Browning Ross headlines the multimedia section of the site. "The Father of Long Distance Running in America" competed in the Olympics in 1948 and 1952, and popularized running in his native Woodbury. Ross died in 1998, but the videos on Heath's Web site help to immortalize the local runner. They could also help to bring new interest in the sport. In addition to Ross, such legends as Gerry Lindgren and former Olympian... Read more →

America Supports You: Soldier Finds Ties to Past Support in Story

By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 25, 2008 - In 1967, Robert Hutchinson was a young soldier serving in the jungles of Vietnam. He was concerned that the men in his unit weren't getting enough mail from home. Members of 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, pose for a photo while serving in Vietnam. They were part of the unit adopted by San Mateo, Calif.,... Read more →


source media release Allentown, PA… The College of New Jersey softball team collected a doubleheader sweep at Muhlenberg College on Wednesday winning the opening game 2-1 in eight innings and then claimed the nightcap 12-1 in five innings. The pair of wins put the Lions at 10-6 on the season, while the Mules fell to 3-11. TCNJ will be right back on the field on Thursday heading to Moravian College for another non-conference doubleheader. TCNJ... Read more →

Stockton College: Erin Brockovich is still slaying corporate dragons

source GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Erin Brockovich’s passion for championing the underdog and the environment were front and center Tuesday night when she packed the Stockton Performing Arts Center. Brockovich, the guest speaker as part of Stockton’s lecture series, was the subject of the 2000 movie “Erin Brockovich,” which chronicled her dogged pursuit of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. She said the movie will stand the test of time, and that even 100 years... Read more →

No Tax Increase in Brooklawn School District: Shared Services Agreement Approved With Borough

Source Media Release, March 26, 2008 The Brooklawn Board of Education held a public hearing and then approved the district's 2008-2009 budget of $5,395, 586 at the regular meeting of the Board on March 20. There will be no tax increase in the Brooklawn School District. Nor will there be any reduction in services. The school district plans to continue to provide services not only for families who have children who attend the school district,... Read more →

Officials Express Regret Over Death in Suez Canal Incident

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 26, 2008 - U.S. 5th Fleet officials today expressed regret for the death of an Egyptian citizen who died the night of March 24, an apparent result of warning shots fired at a small boat approaching a ship chartered by the U.S. Navy. "We express our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased," Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff, 5th Fleet commander. "We are greatly saddened by events that... Read more →

GCHS Alumni in the News: DJ MIke Bowe and the Martini Lounge out and about in Manayunk

Source People came as far as Fairmount for the Party For Peace. It is very encouraging for a 6-month-old fledgling radio station. Martini Lounge brought back the Pop Standards the Philadelphia radio landscape had been lacking. "This station is a godsend," said Mike Bowe, host of Martini Lounge's Happy Hour. "It's not just for older people. Young people have been listening. The music is nothing like what's out there. There is something different about... Read more →

Bellmawr $13.1 Million Senior Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies Friday

Among invited guests, Congressman Rob Andrews & Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts (BELLMAWR) – There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, March 28, 2008 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Bellmawr Senior Campus at the corner of West Browning Road and Bells Road in Bellmawr, NJ. Guests will include Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ 1st); Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. (D-Camden, Gloucester); Bellmawr Borough Council Members; George Robostello, Executive Vice President, The Bank;... Read more →

Stockton OSPREYS Update for the week of March 24

BASEBALL TEAM WINS FIVE STRAIGHT IN COCOA BEACH (March 18) The Stockton baseball team swept a doubleheader from Medaille (NY) by scores of 8-1 and 14-7 in Cocoa Beach. Matt Allen (Salem/Woodstown) led the Ospreys by going 4-6 with a double, home run and five RBI in the twinbill. Stockton batters slugged five home runs in the doubleheader. In the opener, Scott Fisher (Toms River/TR East) went 2-3 with a home run and three RBI... Read more →

College Basketball:Scarlet Knights Advance to Sweet Sixteen for Fourth Straight Year

Media Release March 25 DES MOINES, Iowa – For the second time in as many games, junior Kia Vaughn (Bronx, N.Y.) paced four players in double figures as Rutgers moved to the Greensboro Regional semifinals with a 69-58 win over Iowa State in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. Vaughn had a season-best 23 points, topping her previous season high reached versus Robert Morris (22 points) in first round action on... Read more →

Rams Alumni in the News: Sportswoman of the Year Agnus McGlade Berenato

March 23, 2008 source "Pittsburgh is just a bigger version of the town I grew up in, Gloucester City, New Jersey," Berenato said. "And the people here share the same values, the blue-collar work ethic, the loyalty, the pride in who they are and where they are from, that I grew up with. So this has felt like home from the first day I moved here." Berenato's energy and enthusiasm have been infectious, and... Read more →

Re: The Monies Stolen from the Gloucester City Little League

To the residents of Gloucester City, I am the daughter of Harry and Shirley Fox and the sister of Harry Fox Jr. I am asking that you, the residents, do not make my parents feel like suspects along with my brother. My parents and I had no knowledge of what had been going on in the G.C.L.L. My parents are now embarrassed to show their face in the city where they have lived their entire... Read more →

Gloucester City: In your Easter Bonnet

PHOTOS and Caption BY STEVE SKIPTON Here are a few shots from the Easter Egg hunt .....( I got there just in time for them to say Go ). Despite the cold it was a nice time for the children !! Several hundred people attended the annual event held Saturday, March 22 at Martins Lake, Brown Street and Sparks Avenue. Read more →

Gloucester City Business Association Meeting Tuesday March 25

The next meeting of the GCBA will be held at O Donnell's restaurant Tuesday March 25 at 5.30pm. Commerce Bank will be on hand to give us an update on their project. Also at the meeting will be representatives of the JGSC group to give an update on their progress with the city redevelopment and recruitment process. Related: Buy Local/UEZ Read more →

James E. Hagan, age 76, of Gloucester City, GHS Alumni Class of 1950

Suddenly on March 22, 2008. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. Predeceased by his father Robert, mother Helen (nee Crowley), sister Anna Callahan and brother Richard Deeds. Survived by his brother Robert (Marian) Hagan of Deptford, five children and many nieces and nephews. Jim was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1950. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Thursday morning from 9... Read more →

Browning Ross Bob Kupcha 5 k run winners

The Fourth Annual Browning Ross Bob Kupcha 5 k run held in Mount Ephraim earlier today (Saturday) was a big success. According to Rams Cross Country Coach Jack Heath the coordinator of the race, "We had the best runners in the area run it today and the biggest turnout for us by far in the 5k race, walk and in the kids run." The winners were: for the men- Dave Welsh, (the owner of Haddonfield... Read more →