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March 2008


Media Release Cortland, NY… The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team won an early-season showdown of nationally-ranked opponents as the Lions handled SUNY Cortland 16-4 on Saturday at SUNY Cortland’s Stadium Complex. The win kept the fifth-ranked Lions perfect on the young season, while the 15th-ranked Red Dragons slipped to 3-3. The win also snapped Cortland’s 30-game home winning streak with TCNJ also the last time to beat the Red Dragons on their home field with an 11-5 win on during the 2004 season. Cortland opened the scoring 46 seconds into the game, but the Lions stormed back with... Read more →

'Big John' Coming to Philadelphia

source March 22.....Doomed by the need for costly oil and a costlier overhaul, the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier built in America will remain in Philadelphia in a "state of preservation," pending completion of the nuclear-powered USS Gerald Ford, CV-77. Navy officials plan to keep the ship tied up at Pier 4 at the Navy Yard near the Philadelphia Cruise Ship Terminal as a hedge against a national emergency, while deciding on its longer-term duty as a museum or artificial reef. Thousands were expected to turn out for a glimpse of the big ship, christened in 1967 by Caroline... Read more →

Kass Nolan, of Gloucester City, devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church, GCHS Alumni Class of 1936

NOLAN Kathryn Bennett "Kass" On March 19, 2008. Age 89. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 57 years to the late John F. Nolan, Sr. Loving mother of Jo Ann (Bill) Lenover of FL, Patricia (Larry) Eggert of FL, Bernice Nolan of Princeton, John F. (Leslie) Nolan, Jr. of CA, Kathleen (Jim) Rusk of Williamstown, Joseph (Kim) Nolan of DE. and Michael (Donna) Nolan of MD. Dear sister of Edward Bennett and predeceased by Raymond, John, Joe (surviving Nancy) and Leon. Dear sister-in-law of Pat Sampson, Theresa Nolan and Ruth Nolan and brother-in-law; Andrew Nolan. Loving and caring grandmother of... Read more →

America Supports You: Navy Honors Montel Williams for Supporting Sailors, Marines

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 20, 2008 - To recognize his continuous support and recognition of sailors, Marines and their families throughout his 17 years on television, the Navy presented its Superior Public Service Award to Montel Williams yesterday in New York during the taping of his long-running program's final show. The Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award is presented to Montel Williams March 19, 2008, in New York for his continuous support and recognition of servicemembers and their families throughout his 17 years on television. Capt. Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Director, Joint Public Affairs Support Element Reserve,... Read more →

Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey

The Hot Stovers have been honoring outstanding scholar athletes in South Jersey since 1960. Beginning in the mid-70's, the club has awarded scholarships to those athletes who have chosen to further their education. If an honoree does not accept the scholarship, a donation is made in his name to his high school baseball program. The list of Hot Stovers Scholarship Award winners beginning in 1960 are as follows: PLAYERS: Joe Ott, Charlie Bishop, Dick Laxton, Ed Moffett, Herb Muniz, Rich Noonan, Walt Reinhart, Bob Dacierno. read more Read more →

Gloucester Catholic:Forensic Team Winners

The Gloucester Catholic Forensics team shows off its trophy after winning the third annual Dr. David T. Coghlan Invitational Forensics Tournament. Eight GCHS students won trophies in the diocesan competition and will represent the Diocese of Camden at the National Catholic Forensics Tournament in Appleton, Wisconsin during Memorial Day Weekend. Headed to the national competition are Rose Marinari and Bridget Wills, who took first and second place respectively in drama; Rob Quigley, who placed first in oral interpretation; Alyse Scafidi, who finished first in original oratory; Alexis Scafidi, who won top honors in declamation; Ricky Santosusso, who took second for... Read more →

College Baseball: St. John’s Holds Off Rutgers, 2-0, in BIG EAST Baseball Action

Media Release PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers baseball team loaded the bases to stage a two-out, ninth inning rally, but St. John's reliever Colin Lynch ended the Scarlet Knights' threat with a game-ending strikeout as the Red Storm held on for the 2-0 victory Friday afternoon at Bainton Field. Rutgers fell to 5-11 overall and 0-2 in BIG EAST play, while St. John's improved to 15-4 overall and 2-0 in league competition. For the second-straight day, the St. John's pitching staff limited the Rutgers offense, with the Scarlet Knights collecting three hits on the afternoon. This time, it was starter... Read more →


SANFORD, FL – The Rowan University baseball team defeated Albright College, 16-4 at the Russ Matt Tournament on Friday night. Rowan has an 11-3 record, while Albright is 5-6. The Profs went 7-1 on their Florida trip. Earlier in the day, Rowan defeated SUNY Plattsburgh, 7-6 in 10 innings. Left hander Joe Cichy (sr. Vineland, NJ/St. Augustine Prep) picked up his first win on the mound. He threw seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and striking out 11 hitters. Righty Conrad Renner (sr. Howell, NJ/Freehold Twp.) pitched the final two innings and gave up one earned run. The... Read more →

Josephine Schefseck, age 93, of Deptford

SCHEFSECK Josephine E. On March 14, 2008. Age 93. Of Deptford. Formerly of Boonton and Plainfield, NJ. Devoted mother of Linda M. Shafer and her husband Robert Stone Shafer of New York. Beloved grandmother of Robert P. Shafer and his wife Karole A. Shafer and the late Robyn Lynn Shafer. Cherished great-grandmother of Rebecca Ann Shafer and Joshua Stone Shafer. Loving cousin of Carey Pohrishak. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her graveside burial and prayers on Monday, March 24 at 1 pm in the Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ. There will be no evening viewing. Expressions of... Read more →

Letters: A Marine ask you to say a prayer for him and other soldiers

I have lost too many friends in Iraq to keep quiet. My stepbrother and my best friend were both killed on their first tour. We are over there fighting for freedom and the right to call ourselves, U.S. citizens. We fought since the Revolutionary War for freedom and we are still fighting. I serve my second tour now and anyone writing me would be really nice. My email is [email protected]. Please when you have five minutes kneel down and say a prayer. Pray that all of those serving in Iraq will make it home safe to see their family another... Read more →

The College of New Jersey: Klimowicz Named All-American

Holland, MI--The College of New Jersey women’s basketball junior center Hillary Klimowicz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) was named to the 2007-08 State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mentions for NCAA Division III on Friday. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm announced the 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III State Farm Coaches’ All-America Basketball Team. This year’s team marks the first State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team, as Eastman Kodak held the previous sponsorship for 25 years. Selection committees in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions select 10 of the top women’s basketball players in the nation... Read more →

Gloucester City: RXD Pharmacy

By Sara Martino "I am happy to see the camaraderie in the RXD store. Seeing generations of customers, grandparents, parents and off-spring coming in to shop is a welcome rewarding occasion," said Kevin Milner, a Vice President of the family oriented retail pharmacy. . Al, the pharmacist, is happy to professionally serve the residents and does accommodate the concerns of the customers regarding their medicine. The Pharmacy Department can call the Doctor's office if customers need assistance with their prescriptions. The wait time for the prescriptions is only a short period and free local delivery of the filled prescriptions is... Read more →

Mike Calzonetti, Not much Ram senior couldn't do

source Calzonetti has helped lead the Rams to back-to-back Tri-County Conference Diamond Divison titles and to playoff appearances in all four seasons. These are just some of the reasons why he was named this season's Gloucester County Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Photo: Before the start of the annual Gloucester Catholic – Gloucester High City Series boys basketball game, senior Mike Calzonetti was honored for his 1,000 point milestone. Calzonetti was honored with a plaque and a basketball to be displayed in the halls of GCHS. Pictured with Mike are his parents Dennis, a 1972 GCHS graduate,... Read more →

Gloucester City: How Can We Stop The Thieves from Stealing Our Donations?

BILL'S POINT OF VIEW: Thank you to the Gloucester City Little League for sharing the information about the organization's finances. It helps to fill in some holes for example how the $52,000 was accrued. Besides the money being stolen some of us wondered either to themselves or out loud how come the Little League had so much money in their treasury. Your explanation answered some of those questions. For those who are just tuning in the former treasurer of the Little League, Harry Fox Jr., was recently charged with embezzling $52,000 from the organization. And as many residents are aware... Read more →

Post-Gazette Archives: Gloucester City's Agnus McGlade Berenato stresses family values, discipline

Reprinted with permission of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday, May 04, 2003 By Paul Zeise, Post-Gazette Sports Writer If the five youngest children of Theresa and Peter McGlade had their way, it is likely that new Pitt women's basketball coach Agnus Berenato would have been a world-class swimmer. Or, perhaps, one of the finest swimming coaches in the country. Agnus Berenato was introduced as Pitt's new women's basketball coach Thursday. (John Heller, Post-Gazette) "All five of us voted for a swimming pool in our back yard, but dad cast the only vote that counted and he put in a basketball hoop instead,"... Read more →

Face of Defense: Buddy System Proves Friendly for Medics From Guam

By Chuck Roberts Special to American Forces Press Service LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany, March 18, 2008 - Whenever Airman Tiamae Cruz needed a helping hand while growing up in Guam, a friendly face seemed to arrive within minutes. So when the 18-year-old decided to join the Air Force and leave the confines of her Pacific island measuring 30 miles long by 12 miles wide, she looked around for the usual reassurance. Airman Taija Alcantara (left) and Airman Tiamae Cruz prepare for surgery in February in an operating room at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. They are in training to... Read more →


TRENTON - Wild brook trout swimming in some of New Jersey's waters are descendants of the native species that first appeared here more than 10,000 years ago, according to the results of a genetic-research study released today by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson. "The remarkable finding of ancestral brook trout in New Jersey's streams is a testament to the importance of our strategies to protect water quality in our watersheds," Commissioner Jackson said. "We will use the findings of this valuable research to further guide conservation of New Jersey's wild brook trout and the natural ecosystems they... Read more →

St. John's tops Rutgers in BIG EAST Baseball Opener

Media Release March 20 PISCATAWAY, N.J. – In a battle of BIG EAST Regular-Season Champions from a year ago, St. John's used 12 runs and a strong performance from ace Scott Barnes to defeat Rutgers, 12-5, Thursday afternoon in the series opener at Bainton Field. The Red Storm scored six runs in the first three innings and Barnes stifled Rutgers with 10 strikeouts and five runs on five hits in seven innings of work. The Scarlet Knights dropped to 5-10 overall and 0-1 in the BIG EAST, while the Red Storm improved to 14-4 overall and 1-0 in league play.... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Ambulance Legend Frank Corson Passes On

Joseph F., Jr. "Frank" Corson Retired Captain / Current President March 15, 1931 - March 18, 2008 By Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent It is a very sad week for the MEPRI Organization and the entire community of Mount Ephraim, as a well respected and dedicated member of the community has passed on. It is with deep regret to announce the passing of Frank Corson, EMT who was a long time member of M.E.P.R.I. (Mount Ephraim Police Reserves Incorporated) Ambulance, Squad 4 for more then 22 years. Frank ran countless hours of volunteer service on the ambulance for Mount Ephraim as... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor and Council Caucus Meeting Agenda

Thursday, March 20, 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... Read more →


By Sara Martino " I was ready to retire from the Camden City Police Department and wanted to start a business. Robert Duffy, who was my wife Barbara's uncle, suggested that we purchase his family candy business. Barbara had been working in the business already since she graduated from High School and we decided to go for it," Michael Hall said. "I apprenticed with Robert Duffy for only two weeks before he became ill and passed away. By studying the candy making processes and with the help of Barbara and the candy recipes handed down from Barbara's great grandfather, Charles... Read more →

Mechanics Battle Taliban, Snow, Terrain to Keep Vehicles Working

By Staff Sgt. Brandon Aird, USA Special to American Forces Press Service NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan, March 19, 2008 - Mechanics from Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, have their work cut out for them here. Army Spc. Nathan Bolt-Ray, a mechanic in Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, turns a wrench while fixing a radiator on Forward Operating Base Keating in Afghanistan's Nuristan province Feb. 28, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Aird (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The mechanics are stationed at Forward Operating Base Keating, located in a valley between two snow-melt-fed... Read more →

Rams Alumni in the News: Pitt Coach Agnus McGlade Berenato

Agnus McGlade Berenato, a 1975 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School who currently is the Head Coach of the PITT Panthers has led PITT to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament, as a No. 6 seed. Berenato, who played for the late Bert Nolan, played alongside her sisters in the 1970's. During her time at Gloucester Catholic Berenato was part of two state championship teams in 1973, and 1974. (Coach Berenato hugs a member of the team... photo source Pitt U) Berenato came to PITT five seasons ago after serving as the head coach at Georgia Tech, for thirteen seasons. She... Read more →

GHS Alumni Presents Elvis Sings Again

Gloucester City High School Alumni Assoc. "Annual Scholarship Social" "ELVIS SINGS AGAIN" Saturday, April 19, 2008 7 p.m. 'til Midnight Brooklawn American Legion Hall – Second & Railroad Avenues ● Hot Buffet ● Beer ● Set-Ups ● Door Prizes ● D.J. $25 Donation Tickets can be purchased at Shapes 'N Forms, Carr's Hardware or RolFerry's For more information and tickets call - 856-456-5511, 856-456-4580 or 856-627-3617 (All proceeds benefit "Scholarship Fund") Read more →

Joseph "Frank" Corson, Mount Ephraim Community Activist, Camden County EMT, Succumbs at the age of 77

Mr. Joseph "Frank" Corson, of Deptford passed away on March 18 at the age of 77. A resident of Mt. Ephraim for 47 years he was very active in the community during that time. Frank was the originator of the Mt. Ephraim Girls Softball Association and served as president of that group for 14 years. He served as president of MEPRI for over 10 years and was Captain of the Mt. Ephraim Ambulance Squad for over 20 years. After 30 years with Abbotts Dairies, Frank started a second career as an EMT with Camden County Board of Social Services. "He... Read more →

Brooklawn: Kimberly Meehan, Mrs. New Jersey International 2008 wins Most Photogenic Mrs. poll for 2007

A special thanks to my family, friends, neighbor's and Cleary's Notebook readers for all your votes. “ The response was great, see what happens when a town pulls together!” Related: Brooklawn News Read more →

College Womens Basketball: Scarlet Knights to Face 15th-Seed Robert Morris in NCAA Tournament First Round

Media release March 17 PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers women's basketball team, which received the No. 2 seed in the Greensboro Regional, will look for another magical run in the NCAA Tournament as the Scarlet Knights will open play against 15th-seed Robert Morris on Saturday, March 22 in Des Moines, Iowa. Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 2:30 p.m. EST at the Iowa Events Center and will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Tickets for the 1st and 2nd Rounds are $16 per session and can be purchased by calling the Rutgers Athletics Ticket Office at 732-445-2766 or 866-445-GORU. Rutgers, appearing in... Read more →

Rutgers Drops 10-1 Baseball Game at Florida Atlantic

Media Release March 18 BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Rutgers baseball team dropped a 10-1 contest at Florida Atlantic Tuesday evening at FAU Stadium. A hot-hitting Owls squad collected 15 hits and three runs each in the fifth and sixth innings to break open a 2-0 ballgame en route to the victory. Rutgers ends its spring break trip south with a 5-9 record on the season. Florida Atlantic improved to 12-6 on the year. The Owls scored a single run in the first and in the third before exploding for three runs in the fifth on a pair of home... Read more →

Rose Everhart, devoted parishioner of St. Maurice Church & Brooklawn Board of Health member

EVERHART Frances Rose On March 19, 2008. Age 58. (nee Law) Of Brooklawn. Beloved daughter of the late Francis Law and Theresa (nee Buch) Law. Loving wife of Joseph H. Everhart. Loving mother of Kevin Everhart of Brooklawn and Jeffrey (Candy) Everhart of Glassboro. Dear sister of Jeanne Marie Law, Stephen Law, Timothy (Dawn) Law, and the late Daniel Law, and aunt of Isabella Law. Frances was a faithful and devoted parishioner of Saint Maurice R.C. Church in Brooklawn. She was a longtime member of the Brooklawn Board of Health. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing... Read more →


Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey women’s basketball head coach Dawn Henderson has been selected as the 2008 Atlantic Region Coach of the Year by Henderson was also named the 2008 Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 3 Coach of the Year after guiding the Lions to a 22-7 season. TCNJ won the New Jersey Athletic Conference South Division with an 11-2 conference mark and advanced to the conference championship game. The team then earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship and moved into the second round of the tournament. The veteran coach was previously recognized as the... Read more →


Ewing, NJ – The College of New Jersey’s baseball team had their 2008 home opener washed out for Wednesday, March 19. The No. 6 ranked Lions were scheduled to host the Dolphins of the College of Staten Island, but due to today’s wet weather, the contest has been postponed and no new date has been set for the contest. TCNJ is scheduled to travel to Ursinus College on Thursday, March 20 for a 3:30 p.m. contest with the Bears and return to George Ackerman Park for a home contest with Haverford College on Friday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. Read more →

Afghans Help U.S. Soldiers Train Deploying Troops on Fort Riley

By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service FORT RILEY, Kan., March 18, 2008 - In simulated villages on the honey-hued Midwest prairie here, U.S. troops are learning to serve as military advisors to Iraqi and Afghan forces. Afghan National Army Sgt. Maj. Mostafa Rahmani stands guard at the doorway of a dwelling being searched by U.S. and Afghan soldiers during advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17. Defense Dept. photo by Gerry J. Gilmore (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Since 2006, soldiers of the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, based here, have... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Immigration Debate Bordering on Insanity

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. "Not too long ago I returned to my hometown on a long overdue visit to Gloucester City, N. J." While on one of my many walks I went to my old neighborhood area convenience store to get a sweet roll and a cup of coffee. Standing at a rack of newspapers and magazines, I noticed a weekend addition of a local New Jersey daily with a front-page headline that caught my eye: "TOWN MAKES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FEEL UNWELCOME." Variations on this theme have been reported all across the country for years: as numbers of... Read more →

Scott M. Evridge, 30, of Bellmawr

EVRIDGE, SCOTT M. Suddenly on March 16, 2008, age 30 of Bellmawr, NJ formerly of Pennsville. Beloved son of Sharon P. Evridge, James A. Evridge Jr. and stepmother Kathleen C. Evridge. Loving grandson of James A. Evridge Sr. Dear brother of Tracey L. Evridge, Deanna Catling, Jennifer Buckley, James W. Evridge, step-sister Tracy Riggio and step-brother Michael Thomas. Special nephew of Mark and Eileen, Kathy and Rich, and Ken. Also 15 nieces and nephews and 'tons' of loving friends. Predeceased by his loving grandparents Francis and Kathleen Lyons and Margaret C. Evridge. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call... Read more →

Liz DeWitt, of Audubon, age 61

DEWITT ELIZABETH A. 'LIZ' (nee Hughes), age 61 of Audubon, passed away suddenly on Friday March 14, 2008 at Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury. Mrs. DeWitt was born in Tuscaloosa, AL and had been a lifelong resident of Audubon. She had attended the University of Arizona and leaves to cherish her memory; her mother Miriam McClelland of Marlton, her son Dan DeWitt, sister Pat Hughes-Mace and niece Michelle Mace all of Audubon. Relatives and friends are invited to Remember and Pay Tribute to Liz on Thursday morning between 9:00 and 11:00 am at the HENRY FUNERAL HOME, 152 W. Atlantic Ave.,... Read more →

Coast Guard Searching for Missing Fishermen

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 07:11 PM CDT TAMPA, Fla. - Coast Guard rescue coordinators are asking recreational and commercial boaters to be on the look out for three overdue fishermen scheduled to have returned to Clearwater, Fla., Sunday. Ulies Roldan, 36, of Tampa, is believed to have departed with two other men from the Courtney Campbell Causeway Boat Ramp in a 28-foot boat Friday for a fishing trip. If anyone has any information on Roldan’s whereabouts, they are asked to call Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., at 727-824-7506 or on marine VHF radio channel 16. “We don’t have enough... Read more →

Dave Richey: Turkey hunting's a solo job

source The gobbler was 75 yards away and moving our way fast through the spring woods. He was fixated on Henrietta, my hen decoy, and seemed committed to a quick romantic dalliance with her. The longbeard was almost within shooting range when the hunter in front of me asked, rather loudly: "Is it time to shoot?" The gobbler heard the human voice, hit the skids, hung an immediate hop to the left, ducked behind a tree, and quickly disappeared from sight. He was as lost as last year's Easter egg from that time on. I was never able to... Read more →

America Supports You: Award Honors Military Moms

By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 16, 2008 - A new award administered by troop support groups and sponsored by a major corporation aims to recognize the sacrifices made by military moms. The Operation Homefront Military Motherhood Award will provide the winner with $5,000 and a free trip to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award pays tribute to mothers of servimembers, military wives with dependent children and women serving in the military who have children. It is sponsored by Lockheed Martin with support from the Military Times Media Group, and it is administered in... Read more →


The DRPA presented five different alternatives for PATCO grade or light rail passenger trains coming through Gloucester City at last week's Gloucester City Business Association meeting. Why was the public not given this opportunity? I am aware of only three proposed routes. If they are considering five different alternatives thru Gloucester City as a citizen I should also be given this information. I support the concept of mass transit, But that does not mean every transit project is a winner, you just need to look at the last light rail fiasco. We should question the DRPA and the State of... Read more →

Special Ops Marines Deliver in Southern Afghanistan

By Staff Sgt. Luis P. Valdespino Jr., USMC Special to American Forces Press Service HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, March 17, 2008 - Special operations Marines deployed to Afghanistan's Helmand province operate at a fast pace. A special operations Marine examines a poppy plant handed to him by an Afghan National Army soldier (right) in Afghanistan's Helmand province during a patrol through a village in which they were looking for Taliban fighters. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Luis P. Valdespino Jr. (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Accompanied by a small group of Afghan National Army soldiers, the Marines... Read more →

Chuckles: Don’t Mess With Old Ladies

An older lady gets pulled over for speeding... Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer? Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding. Older Woman: Oh, I see. Officer: Can I see your license please? Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one. Officer: Don't have one? Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving. Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please. Older Woman: I can't do that. Officer: Why not? Older Woman: I stole this car. Officer: Stole it? Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner. Officer: You what?... Read more →

Gloucester City: My Experience with the Power Blackout

By Albert Countryman Jr. Power was knocked out for 16 hours in a large portion of Gloucester City after a viscous rain and wind storm around 6 p.m. Saturday night ten days ago. The lights finally came on again around 10 a.m. Sunday morning in an area bounded by the railroad tracks, Monmouth Street, Johnson Boulevard to Klemm Avenue to Route 130, and the Brooklawn Borough border. Residents had to make do with candles, no heat in many cases, and could not even go to WaWa on Market Street, as it closed after the power outage. Personally, I was driving... Read more →

Josephine Schefseck, 93, of Sewell, formerly of Woodbury

Josephine Schefseck, On March 14, 2008. Age 93. Of Sewell. Formerly of Woodbury. Loving mother of Linda Schaefer-Schefseck of New York. Josephine was a resident of Woodbury and recently lived in Sewell. At the request of the family, interment is private at Morgan Cemetery, Cinnaminson. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website under online obituaries of Josephine Schefseck. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Phone: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Stockton College Weekly Honor Roll/Upcoming Events

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL BASEBALL: Scott Fisher (Toms River/TR East) went 1-3 with an RBI against Delaware Valley and 4-4 with a home run and four RBI vs. Philadelphia Biblical. Fisher then pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts in the first game against Old Westbury and went 2-5 with a triple, home run and six RBI in the nightcap. MEN’S BASKETBALL: Seniors Jon Greene (Wildwood/Wildwood) and Mario Lancioni (Runnemede/Triton) scored 16 and 14 points respectively in Stockton’s NCAA Tournament game against Amherst. Greene grabbed a game-high nine rebounds while Lancioni dished a game-high eight assists. LACROSSE: Keith Bologno (Glen Gardner/Voorhees) notched... Read more →

What Shall I Say About the Irish?

The utterly impractical, never predictable, Sometimes irascible, quite inexplicable, Irish. Strange blend of shyness, pride and conceit, And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat. He's spoiling and ready to argue and fight, Yet the smile of a child fills his soul with delight. His eyes are the quickest to well up with tears, Yet his strength is the strongest to banish your fears. His hate is as fierce as his devotion is grand, And there is no middle ground on which he will stand. He's wild and he's gentle, he's good and he's bad. He's proud and he's humble, he's... Read more →

Mary E. Hess, of Gloucester City, past member of Sweet Adeline’s Singing Group

Mary E. Hess On March 16, 2008. Age 88. (nee Boehner) Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Paul W. (Vera) Prangler of Arkansas, Nancy (Robert) Hope of Gloucester City and Lorraine (Larry) Beach of W. Collingswood Heights. Grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 10. Dear sister of Rose Sharp of Mt. Ephriam. Mary was a longtime resident of Gloucester City and was a resident of Gloucester Towne. She was a former member of Sweet Adeline's singing group and enjoyed music and dancing. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Thursday morning from 11 am to 12... Read more →