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April 2008

Gloucester City:Howard Clark New Coordinator of UEZ

By Albert Countryman Jr. The Gloucester City Business Association (GCBA) announced at its meeting last week (Tuesday night) that Gloucester City has named Howard Clark of Channel 19 as the new coordinator of the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ). A longtime officer with the GCBA, Clark had applied for the position after the current coordinator, Gina Dunphy, announced she was stepping down to spend more time with her family. Clark, who is also the owner of Sports Video, will receive an annual salary as Coordinator of the Gloucester City UEZ. Over the past 15 years, he has consistently supported local businesses working... Read more →


DoD Announces Casualties:PFC Wm Dix., 32, Sgt David McDowell, 30 and Senior Airman Jonathan A. V. Yelner, 24

Media Release April 30, 2008 The Department of Defense announced today the death of the following military personnel Pfc. William T. Dix, 32, of Culver City, Calif., died April 27 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, I Corps, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation. Sgt. 1st Class David L. McDowell, 30, of Ramona, Calif., died April 29 in Bastion, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort... Read more →


Soldiers Missing from the Korean War are Identified

Media Release April 30 The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Cpl. Robert L. Mason of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and Pfc. Joseph K. Meyer Jr., of Wahpeton, N.D., both U.S. Army. Both men will be buried Saturday. Mason will be buried in Belpre, Ohio, and Meyer will be buried in Wahpeton. Representatives from the Army met with the next-of-kin of these men to explain the recovery and identification process, and... Read more →


TCNJ SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-NJAC TEAMS

Media Release Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey softball team had four players honored by the New Jersey Athletic Conference for their performances on the diamond during the regular season, with two Lions earning a spot on the All-NJAC First Team. Senior Christina Lizzi (Wyckoff, NJ/Ramapo) and sophomore Ellen Seavers (Ridgewood, NJ/Ridgewood) both garnered first-team honors, while sophomore Ashley Minervini (Cliffside Park, NJ/Cliffside Park) was named All-NJAC Second Team and sophomore Danielle Hagel (Egg Harbor, NJ/Oakcrest) received All-NJAC Honorable Mention. Lizzi made the team as a first baseman after earning second-team honors in 2005 and 2006 as an outfielder. The... Read more →


Westville: Without State Aid Borough Taxes Will Increase

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Westville is one of the municipalities that, so far, will not receive any discretionary state aid. "We have lost $250,000 in state aid this year," Borough Administrator William Bittner said during the recent Borough Council meeting, where the 2008 municipal budget of $4.5 million was approved. Property owners will see an increase of 28 cents per $100 of assessed value in the local tax rate. Resident Virginia Horn asked if there were any efforts to cut the budget. Council members said the budget will be gone over line by line item to find if there can... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty:Spc David McCormick, 26, of Fresno, Texas

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. David P. McCormick, 26, of Fresno, Texas, died April 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his forward operating base came under rocket attack. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The Ultimate Sacrifice Read more →


6-Alarm Fire Engulfs Philadelphia Church

http://cbs3.com PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia firefighters are on the scene of a raging six-alarm fire in the city's Strawberry Mansion section. Flames also damaged at least three nearby home and residents east of the church were evacuated. Authorities said the fire broke out at about 7:45 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Baptist Church in the 3200 block of W. Berks Streets. Flames quickly consumed the entire four-story building and went to five-alarms by 8:30 a.m. At about 8:45 a.m. firefighters began going door-to-door evacuating residents in homes immediately east of the church. continue Read more →


Pets for the Environment: Sign up for a healthy environment for pets

http://www.enviroblog.org Did you know your pet's food, toys, and bed don't have to be tested for safety? EWG found 35 toxic chemicals in dogs and 46 in cats - most at even higher levels than we find in people. And pets grow 7 times faster than humans, so what happens to them (like increased cancer rates) might happen to people soon. That's why Eddie, a dog on a mission, founded Pets for the Environment with the help of Environmental Working Group. Sign up to get pet health tips and updates. Then check out the Wall of Cute and Eddie's Healthy Pet... Read more →


Mullen Asks Philadelphians to Embrace Wounded Veterans

Related: Our Men and Women in the Military By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2008 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called on the citizens of Philadelphia last night to embrace those who have lost loved ones or who have been wounded in service to America. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen received the Gold Medal of the Union League of Philadelphia during a ceremony at the 1862 building, right down the street from City Hall. The league was established during the Civil War as an organization to help restore the Union, and it has pursued... Read more →


Urgent Message from Mayor William James to the Citizens of Gloucester City

April 29, 2008 "I hope that you all are up for the fight, for it is my intention to take whatever action, no matter how drastic and explore whatever venue, no matter what the cost to prevent this from happening", Mayor William James Dear Citizens of Gloucester City, Today I met with a representative of South Jersey Port Corporation regarding the proposed relocation of the Camden City Methadone Clinic to the Port Facility in South Camden. As I expressed my extreme displeasure with the plans to go forward with the project I was informed that a new location for said clinic... Read more →


Elizabeth Dolson, of Gloucester City, devoted parishioner of St. Marys Church

DOLSON Elizabeth Virginia “Aunt Lizzy” On April 28, 2008. Age 88. (nee Harvey) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Joseph Dolson. Loving and devoted mother of Richard E. (Gail) Dolson, William (Darlene) Dolson and the late Joseph Dolson. Predeceased by her brother Richard Harvey and her sisters; Rebecca Stewart and Caroline Dick. Loving grandmother of Theresa (Bob), Deana (Bill), Richard (Cindy), Joshua, Christopher (Nicole) and Joseph. Loving great-grandmother of Dean, David, Tiffaney, Courtney, Brittney, Gabrielle, Natalie, Melissa, and Olivia. Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Elizabeth was a loving mother who devoted her life to caring for... Read more →


Bill's Point of View: How soon we forget!

Earlier this month I wrote a column about the Pimp your Prom contest sponsored by the radio station 102.Q FM. At first I was hesitant to post the contest because of the word Pimp. I thought it was strange for a radio station to use that word for a contest. After all I remember the word to mean whoremaster. It must be a generation thing I thought. And because of the number of schools participating in the event I felt I was over reacting and went ahead with listing it on my blog. Shortly after it appeared on ClearysNotebook I received... Read more →


Walter E. Barr, of Fort Myers, Fl., GHS Graduate Class of 1985, Member of NJ National Guard

BARR Walter E. Suddenly, On April 18, 2008. Age 40. Of Fort Myers, Florida. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving father of Jacqueline Mary Barr. Devoted son of Elwood and Dorothea Barr (nee Beebe). Grandfather of Alexis Nevaeh Barr. Dear brother of Earl Barr and Debbie Wilkins. Also survived by 3 nephews. Walter was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1985. He proudly served our country in the National Guard out of Cherry Hill, NJ. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth... Read more →


Letters: Mount Ephraim Residents Asked to Sign Petition to Stop Construction of New Firehouse

There is a petition circulating the Borough of Mt Ephraim regarding a $3 million project to purchase Fire Department property, demolish and re-build a new fire house on Bell Road. THIS WILL CAUSE YOUR TAXES TO GO UP!!! This should not be able to proceed unless the tax payers have a say. That is the fair way a democracy operates. You're Fire Department and Commissioners have flown under the radar on this and don't want you to know the facts. Borough employees have lost jobs, benefits, and additional money...And while all this was being done they borrowed $3 million. And don't... Read more →


Bellmawr: The Southern NJ Chest Clinic

Camden County freeholders are opening a facility at the Bellmawr Regional Health Center, 35 Browning Rd., for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of tuberculosis. The Southern New Jersey Chest Specialty Clinic also will address the needs of patients with an increased risk of the disease or progression to active disease. "With a decline in TB cases statewide, local practitioners did not have the opportunity to gain the expertise necessary to treat these patients," said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the county's Department of Health and Human Services. "There were minimal resources locally, which led to an inconsistent level of care."... Read more →


The Ultimate Sacrifice: Missing WWII Airmen are Identified

DoD Media Release April 25, 2008 The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of 11 U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Capt. Robert L. Coleman, of Wilmington, Del.; 1st Lt. George E. Wallinder, of San Antonio, Texas; 2nd Lt. Kenneth L. Cassidy, of Worcester, Mass.; 2nd Lt. Irving Schechner, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 2nd Lt. Ronald F. Ward, of Cambridge, Mass.; Tech. Sgt. William L. Fraser, of Maplewood, Mo.; Tech. Sgt. Paul Miecias, of Piscataway,... Read more →


Gloucester City: Alleged Food Fight Comes Back to Haunt Breakfast Club

By Daisy Daily CNB Gossip Columnist NOTE from Bill: The following article is NOT TRUE, it is a fictitious story. The Gloucester City Breakfast Club was thrown a "curve" this past Saturday morning finding out when they arrived at the Dining Car Depot that their favorite restaurant was closed. The sign on the restaurant door read, "New Baby, will Re-Open on Tuesday, April 29". The organization has been meeting at the restaurant for over a year, the last Saturday of each month at 9 AM. Photo El Presidente Chalie Now this is where the story gets interesting. I have an inside... Read more →


Anita Ciullo, age 69, of Bellmawr

CIULLO, ANITA U. (nee Ek), on April 23, 2008, of Bellmawr. Age 69. Beloved wife of the late Bruno V. Devoted mother of Debbie Rosanio (Bill) and Yvonne Parcels (George). Dear sister of Yvonne Neilsson (Lennart). Mom Mom of Michael,Courtney and Stephanie. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 10 to 11am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Funeral Service 11amat the funeral home. Entombment New St. Mary's Mausoleum, Bell- mawr. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mrs. Ciullo's memory to the American CancerSociety, 1851 Old... Read more →


Paul Cahill, 89, past Gloucester City Volunteer Fireman, WWII Army Veteran

CAHILL, ELMER PAUL On April 25, 2008 of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 89 years. He is the beloved husband of Frances (nee Elliott)andthelate Eleanor (nee Elliott), loving father of John (Tina), Dennis (Tina) and Paul Cahill all of Gloucester and Dolores Bangs (Edward) of Bellmawr, devoted grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and dear stepfather to Al (Dolly), Elaine (Jim), Norman, Shirley (Tom), Patty (Carla), Terry (Billy), Kathleen (Dave), Danny (Barbara) and Jim, 24 step grandchildren, 27 step great grandchildren and 1 step great great grandchild. He is the dear brother of Dolores Marks and the late James Cahill... Read more →


God Bless Every Veteran: Before You Go.....slideshow & song

The elderly parking lot attendant wasn't in a good mood! Neither was Sam Bierstock. It was around 1 a.m., and Bierstock, a Delray Beach, Fla., eye doctor, business consultant, corporate speaker and musician, was bone tired after appearing at an event. He pulled up in his car, and the parking attendant began to speak. "I took two bullets for this country and look what I'm doing," he said bitterly. At first, Bierstock didn't know what to say to the World War II veteran. But he rolled down his window and told the man, "Really, from the bottom of my heart, I... Read more →


New Jersey Corruption Untamed by conviction streak

http://www.newsday.com But the Garden State outpaced its neighbors in federal corruption arrests last year, and the state's top prosecutor expects just as many officials collared this year. Since 2002, 128 public employees in New Jersey have been convicted on federal corruption charges. About a third of those were elected officials, including state lawmakers, mayors and town council members. Those numbers back up New Jersey's reputation as a corruption hotbed, fueled by TV shows like "The Sopranos." Experts say the state's labyrinth of local boards, commissions and councils has created fiefdoms where fraud and abuse flourish. continue Related: Only in New Jersey Read more →


Face of Defense: From Life in India to U.S. Army, Soldier Sees the World

By U.S. Army Sgt. James Hunter Special to American Forces Press Service CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq,, April 24, 2008 - The nearly 200 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Al Faw Palace here on April 12 each took a different route to the military and their service in Iraq. U.S. Army Spc. Vivek Mishra, a native of central India, raises his right hand and recites the Oath of Citizenship during a U.S. naturalization ceremony at the Al Faw Palace at Camp Liberty, Iraq, April 12, 2008. Mishra serves as a chemical operations specialist... Read more →


WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: Al-Qaida No. 2 Man Hints Japan a target

Commentary Report by Hank F. Miller Jr. I happen to pick this commentary up on one of the many news sources that I have access to here in Japan. I also thought that you may want to read what you may not have the opportunity to read in the local newspapers back in the States. Ayman al-Zawahri, second in command of al-Qaida, vowed Tuesday to punish Western countries that participated in the Iraq war, hinting that Japan could be a target and advising it to end its alliance with "America who had occupied, looted, humiliated and bombed them with nukes." The... Read more →


FDA Orders Pet Food Maker to Obtain Emergency Operating Permit

Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order requiring that Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co., Inc., in Wheeling, Ill., obtain an emergency permit from the FDA before its canned pet food products enter interstate commerce. A recent inspection revealed significant deviations from prescribed documentation of processes, equipment, and recordkeeping in the production of the company’s thermally processed low acid canned food (LACF) products. These problems could result in under-processed pet foods, which can allow the survival and growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium that causes botulism in some animals as well as in humans.... Read more →


American Legion Online: Offensive art exhibit: Care to trample on Old Glory?

http://www.legion.org A university student's controversial art exhibit left out one important variable: resistance from a determined Legionnaire. Susan Crane, a 40-year-old education major at the University of Maine at Farmington, displayed a series of U.S. Flags last week on the floor of a student-center hallway. "My purpose was to figure out how people felt about the flag and (I) gave them a choice to walk around it," she said. Enter Vietnam War veteran Charles Bennett. The American Legion commander of Maine's District 4 tried to remove the flags from the floor, but university officials threatened to arrest him. Bennett held his... Read more →


Mae Miraglia, formerly of Mt. Ephriam, Chef at Hudson Tavern

MIRAGLIA, MAE R. On April 24, 2008 formerly of Mt. Ephraim, age 94 years. Loving sister of Theresa Minutola and her husband Juno of Mt. Ephraim. Also survived by her nephew Gregg Monforte and many other loving nieces and nephew and great nieces and nephews. Prior to retirement, Ms. Miraglia was employed as a chef at Hudson Tavern in Camden for many years. She enjoyed to travel and loved to spend time with her family. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation and Funeral on Monday from 8:15-9:15 AM at the FALCO/ CARUSO & LEONARD PENNSAUKEN FUNERAL HOME, 6600 N.... Read more →


Warren Bowen Jr., 58, of Mays Landing, formerly of Mt. Ephraim, Audubon High Class of 69

BOWEN, WARREN A., JR. Age 58, of Mays Landing, NJ formerly of Mount Ephraim, NJ passed away suddenly on April 23, 2008. Warren was a graduate of Audubon High School in 1969, he was a Vietnam Veteran. In the past he served as a volunteer fireman and paramedic. He presently was employed by Ceaser's Casino in Atlantic City. He was the son of the late Warren & Anna Bowen and is survived by his loving sister Margaret A. Bowen. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Services will be... Read more →


TCNJ MEN’S 4x400 RELAY TEAM EARNS ECAC TIME AT PENN RELAYS

Media Release, April 25 Philadelphia, PA…The College of New Jersey men’s outdoor track and field 4x400 relay team turned in a solid performance at the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia boasting a ECAC time in their heat. TCNJ was represented in the 4x400 by the team of junior Pasquale DiGioacchino (Bernardsville, NJ/Bernards), Jule Brooks (Atlantic City, NJ/Atlantic City), freshman Kyle Gilroy (Oak Ridge, NJ/West Milford Twp.) and sophomore DeShard Stevens (Jersey City, NJ/James T. Ferris) as they collected a of 3:19.57. -30- Read more →


NO. 8 RANKED TCNJ TOPS RAMAPO 4-2 ON SENIOR DAY

Media Release Ewing, NJ – The Lions of the eighth-ranked Lions of The College of New Jersey hosted Ramapo College of New Jersey on Friday in Ackerman Park. The Lions posted a 4-2 home win to improve 28-6 overall and 12-4 in the NJAC, while Ramapo drops to 17-18 and 5-11 in the NJAC. TCNJ has now won five in a row heading into a doubleheader on Saturday against No. 9 ranked Kean University. TCNJ took a 2-0 lead as junior third baseman Vince Mazzaccaro (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) had an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth and senior... Read more →


Gloucester City: Robert Dornbach Missing Since Nov. 2005

Robert William Dornbach Source NJ State Police Home Page To see Missing Person's List click . SEE RELATED STORY ON CNB Last NameDornbach First NameRobert Middle NameWilliam SexMale RaceCaucasian Date Of Birth9/15/1988 Place Of BirthNew Jersey Height5'8" Weight170 pounds HairBrown EyesBrown ComplexionFair Scars/Marks/TattoosSee Below Last SeenNovember 27, 2005 NCICM065330110 Robert was last seen in Gloucester City, NJ on November 27, 2005. He does have a scar on his right knee, a tattoo on his left arm "D BACH," a tattoo on his right ankle "Cross," and a pierced lower lip. He does wear a silver necklace. Robert does have relatives in... Read more →


TCNJ WOMEN’S 4x400 RELAY TEAM HITS NCAA PROVISIONAL MARK

Philadelphia, PA… The College of New Jersey’s women’s 4x400 meter relay team posted a NCAA provisional time competing at the prestigious Penn Relays on Thursday. The quartet of Jessica Bonelli (Sewell, NJ/Gloucester Catholic), Stephanie Herrick (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley), Jianna Spadaccini (Butler, NJ/Butler) and Meryl Wimberly (Farmingdale, NJ/Colts Neck) turned in a time of 3:51.33. Junior Martine McGrath (West Long Branch, NJ/Shore Regional) also competed on Thursday running the 5,000 meters and had a time of 17:56.78. -30- Read more →


Mother Nature springs to life; hunters, anglers love this season

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca As Mother Nature emerges from a long winter's rest, life explodes with her awakening. The waters warm and teem with spawning fish and the grasses begin to grow feeding birds and wildlife. In this time of plenty, it's also time for the young of the year to be born in the fish and animal world. It's springtime, and a breeding time that heralds the cry of wild turkey hunting season across Ontario. Why hunt in the spring? Male turkeys, or toms, actively court the hens. This makes toms susceptible to calling and decoy attraction. And, in Ontario, the hunting season... Read more →


Beware! The Dangerous Brown Recluse Spider

If you don't look at but one picture, be sure you take a look at the last one so that you will know what the spider looks like! It's springtime & cleanup is going on. Be careful where you put your hands. They like dark spaces & woodpiles. Also areas in the attic............................................. This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider. The affected skin actually dies on his body! Some of the pictures towards the end are pretty nasty, but take a look at the last one - it is a picture of the spider itself. T he Brown Recluse... Read more →


#3 TCNJ WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEAM TOPS RIVAL ROWAN, 18-8

Ewing, NJ…Playing its final home game of the season, The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team celebrated “Senior Day” on a winning note as the third-ranked Lions posted an 18-8 victory over the Profs on Thursday. The win puts TCNJ at 13-1 on the season with two games remaining, while the Profs concluded their regular season with a record of 12-4. Prior to the game, the Lions honored seniors Christine Cavallo (Cedar Grove, NJ/West Essex), Toni-Anne Cavallo (Cedar Grove, NJ/West Essex), Karen Doane (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan), Caitlin Gregory (Winslow, NJ/Eastern) and Diane Haddeland (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) for their hard work and dedication... Read more →


Gloucester City Council Meeting Agenda for Thursday, April 24 at 8 PM

Thursday, April 24, 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. Oath of Office: Volunteer Firefighter Ryan Walters 5. Resolutions/Public Hearing: R125 Adopting Emergency Temporary Budget Appropriations R126 Awarding a Contract to Triad Associates for Extraordinary Unspecifiable Services R127 Authorizing Execution of a... Read more →


Iraq Casualties: Pvt. Ronald Harrison, 25, of NJ, Spc. Steven Christofferson, 20, of Cudahy, Wis. Sgt. Adam Kohlhaas, 26, of Perryville, Mo, 1st Lt Matthew Vandergrift, 28, of Littleton, Colo

April 23, 2008 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a three soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Ronald R. Harrison, 25, of Morris Plains, N.J., died April 22 at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury. He was assigned to the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. The incident is under investigation. The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 21 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered... Read more →


Bear Loose in New Jersey Caught: Video

http://www.huffingtonpost.com New Jersey wildlife officials captured the large black bear seen wandering through backyards in Bergen County on Thursday morning, CBS 2 has learned. The bear was struck with a tranquilizer dart around 1 p.m. Officials plan on transporting the bear to more appropriate and much safer surroundings... read more Related: Hunting & Fishing Read more →


DEP PURSUES CONTRADICTORY BEAR POLICIES

Media Release April 23 Administration Opposes Hunting but Cuts Non-Lethal Control Funding Senator Steven V. Oroho (R-Sussex/Morris), a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, questioned the Commissioner of Environmental Protection on proposed cuts to non-lethal bear management activities, while at the same time opposing a hunt to reduce the burgeoning bear population of northwestern New Jersey. “The Department of Environmental Protection is pursuing contradictory policies on bear management. On the one hand, they have spent considerable sums of taxpayer money by going to court to stop a bear hunt, while at the same time cutting funds in the State... Read more →


CNB Poll Results: The Public favors the Re-appointment of Dr. Vitola as City School Physician

By Bill Cleary As of 11 am Thursday April 24 there had been 156 votes cast on the recent Opinion Poll on ClearysNoteBook about whether or not Dr. Carl Vitola should be reappointed as physician for the Gloucester City School District. The poll began on April 20 and will be removed later today. The majority of the votes were received from people in the immediate area. And some votes were cast from individuals living in such places as South Dakota, Florida, Kansas, Georgia, New York, Connecticut , Maine to mention a few. The question presented to the public read "Do you... Read more →


Gloucester City Hearing on Budget Thursday April 24

By Bill Cleary I recently asked Gloucester City Mayor Bill James and the Finance Committee council members some questions on the proposed 2008 Municipal Budget that totals $16,439,000 or $613,313 more than last year's budget of $15,825,687. Under the proposed plan the local purpose tax will increase by 41 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. As such taxes will increase $287 on an average home assessed at $70,000. According to the advertised budget in the April 10 issue of the Gloucester City News, the City employs 105 fulltime workers and 74 part-time. The number of employees was the same in 2007.... Read more →


Letters: ADDRESSING FERAL CAT PROBLEM

We are introducing a spay/neuter program for all of Gloucester City's feral felines and, with the help of the public, we would like to stop the overpopulation of our feral feline friends. Through many countless hours of phone calls, etc. the Gloucester City Feral Feline Committee (GCFFC) has discovered there is no easy solution. The only humane way to slow down the expansion of the feral cats is through a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) Program. This is being designed with the goal that we will eventually have a feral cat colony, where they will be able to live out their lives... Read more →


Stockton BASEBALL TEAM PLAYS FOUR ONE-RUN GAMES

Media Release April 23, 2008 Stockton Athletics Website (April 17) The Stockton baseball team fell to Ramapo 11-10 in an NJAC game at Bernie Robbins Stadium in Atlantic City. The Ospreys squandered an early 7-0 lead and yielded a run in the ninth inning that snapped a 10-10 tie. Matt Hunt (Marlton/St. Joseph) went 2-4 with three RBI and Chris Discher (Cherry Hill/CH West) was 2-4 with three runs. Matt Allen (Salem/Woodstown) also stroked two hits in the game. Stockton was hampered by five errors that resulted in a total of four unearned runs. Hunt ripped an RBI single in the... Read more →