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May 2008

Mike Quinn, age 46, suddenly on May 29, of Mantua, member of Local 454

Quinn, Michael "Mike", 46, " A family Man for all Seasons" suddenly on May 29, 2008 of Mantua, NJ. Born in Philadelphia to Marion and Lawrence Quinn, Mike made the most of every day. He enjoyed his position as a piledriver for Local 454 of Philadelphia. In the last year his adventures in his camper became a regular activity. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends for no one could know the love he felt for his beloved Sheila,... Read more →


Gerald G. Grundlock, of West Deptford, Clayton HS Hall of Fame Member

Grundlock, Gerald G. (Jerry), of West Deptford, NJ passed away suddenly on May 29, 2008 at the age of 73. Above all else, Jerry was a traditional family man who was truly happy when surrounded by his loved ones. He was a devoted husband for 48 years to Stella Buriak Grundlock. He was a caring father to his son, Kevin and his wife, Suzanne; his son, Dennis and his partner, Bill; his daughter Stacey and her husband, Scot; and his former daughter in law, Brenda.... Read more →


NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO LURE ANGLERS TO BENEFITS OF FRESHWATER FISHING IN NEW JERSEY

Media Release May 28 Related: Hunting and Fishing TRENTON - If it's been a while since you've gone fishing in New Jersey, the Department of Environmental Protection has a special message for you: We want you back. That's the upshot of a newly launched direct-mail and radio-advertising campaign that invites anglers to rediscover the pleasures of freshwater fishing and reminds them that fishing in New Jersey is time and money well spent. "New Jersey's thousands of miles of rivers and streams and more than 4,000... Read more →


Leona S. Skill, 80, of Deptford, formerly of Bellmawr

Leona S. Skill (nee Hagmaier), 80, of Deptford, N.J. died on May 29th. Born in National Park, N.J. she resided in Bellmawr for 40 years before moving to Deptford 17 years ago. She was a dedicated wife, mom, grandmother, and homemaker. Leona was predeceased by her husband George in 1990. She is survived by her two sons William G. (Anita) of Deptford & Kenneth R. (Ellen) of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; three sisters Betty Tarrach of Westville, Ruth Fraser of Swedesboro & Evelyn Richards of Smyrna, Del.;... Read more →


May 31, 2008 - Bass n Blues n Bass n Blues n Drum

http://www.sportfishermen.com Friday morning was slow but it picked up (or did more fishermen show up later?) and we ended up with a pretty nice weigh-in list. The Saturday forecast isn't wonderful (unless you are a weather forecaster) - Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe with heavy rainfall…frequent lightning and damaging winds in the afternoon. Breezy with highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.... Read more →


The Philadelphia City Sail Program

Apprenticeship Program Philadelphia City Sail’s Apprenticeship Program: Each fall the staff at City Sail identifies twelve students, usually who completed the Summer Sail Training Program, who displayed the best mix of awareness, perseverance,discipline, passions and aptitude for maritime arts. These twelve students are awarded an apprenticeship for the winter - tuition free -building a beautiful, traditionally constructed wooden boat through a City Sail partnership with Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. Apprentices in the Program: Learn to work independently with shop machinery and hand tools Build a... Read more →


DOD Releases the names of 8 Casualities Killed between May 23 & May 28

The Department of Defense announced today the death of the following soldiers who died while fighting in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The incidents occurred between May 23rd and May 28th. Pfc. Kyle P. Norris, 22, of Zanesville, Ohio, died May 23 in Balad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during a patrol May 22 in Jurf as Sakhr, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.... Read more →


City of Gloucester City Proud Owner of 75-Foot Steel Hull Schooner

By Bill Cleary It is official! The City of Gloucester City is the proud owner of a 75-foot-long steel hull schooner built in 1995. The sailing vessel has three sails, and a 20 foot beam. It can carry 47 passengers along with three crew members for a total capacity of 50. The sail boat was sold at an auction held earlier this week at a boat yard in Greenwich. The cost was $206,000 and it is appraised at $385,000. The money to purchase the boat... Read more →


High School Baseball: Gloucester Catholic Advances to the Finals

Gloucester Catholic faced Holy Spirit the third seed in the Non-Public A South high school baseball semi-finals this afternoon in Atlantic City winning the game by a score of 9-3 The Rams’ Rob Wilgus hit a three run homerun and Steve Bruno had two doubles. Gloucester Catholic’s freshman Casey Brown pitched five strong innings before he was relieved by Mike Garland The Rams will play for the state title on Tuesday against opponent unknown at this time. source Bruce Darrow HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Semi-Finals Gloucester... Read more →


Philadelphia: Memoriam planned for Saturday

http://www.southphillyreview.com/view_article.php?id=7012 A Point Breeze memorial celebrating departed loved ones, including those who lost their lives to gun violence, takes place noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1429-35 Point Breeze Ave. The rain date is June 7. The event is being organized by South Philly H.O.M.E.S. and 365 Plan members, neighbors who pooled resources and bought the vacant lots where the event will take place. "We don't want to make this a sad thing. It's a celebration of life," South Philly H.O.M.E.S. Point Breeze Corridor Manager... Read more →


St. Joseph's Prep wins second straight Catholic League baseball title

http://www.philly.com/dailynews First was the Steve Bruno situation. A year ago, as a sophomore, Bruno earned first-team Daily News All-City honors - he played shortstop; we put him at DH - while helping the Hawks capture the Catholic League championship. But rather than face an 18-day shutdown due to an academic hiccup earlier this spring, the Audubon, N.J., resident transferred to Gloucester Catholic. Second was the absent-assistant situation. Bob Blake is the Prep's highly respected pitching coach, but he was missing yesterday for the CL title... Read more →


Gloucester City: DINING CAR DEPOT

By Sara Martino All aboard! This phrase from the past comes to mind as you view the Dining Car Depot from across the train tracks. You can imagine the passengers waiting to depart for their destinations….Philadelphia, Atlantic City, etc. Today, the would-be passengers are traveling inside the depot to enjoy breakfast and lunch. Owner Mustafa Ozturk has remodeled the depot since taking over two years ago. He previously ran the Family Fireside Restaurant in Pitman. Pictures of old train stations and railroad cars line the... Read more →


FOUR TCNJ LACROSSE PLAYERS GARNER ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

May 29, news release Ewing, NJ… The honors continue to pour in for the members of The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team as four players received honors with three of them landing a spot in the first team. Seniors Karen Doane (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan) and Toni-Anne Cavallo (Cedar Grove, NJ/West Essex) along with junior Katie Reuther (Toms River, NJ/Toms River North) each earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/US Lacrosse First Team, while senior Caitlin Gregory (Winslow, NJ/Eastern) secured a spot... Read more →


National Registry of Saltwater Anglers on Horizon

Posted by Carl Price NJ Outdoors at 5/29/2008 5:49 AM and is filed under uncategorized NOAA Fisheries Service is undertaking an initiative to build a new program to improve the collection, analysis and use of recreational saltwater fishing information. Part of the initiative will include creating a national registry of saltwater anglers. To learn more about the program go to: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/hotnews/recfish/ Read more →


Troops Kill Enemy Fighters, Disarm Bombs in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 29, 2008 - Coalition and Afghan national security forces killed an unknown number of enemy fighters and neutralized homemade bombs in Afghanistan over the past two days, military officials said. Combined forces killed several extremists during an operation today in Helmand province. While patrolling near the Sangin district center, troops received fire from militants. The combined ground force responded with small-arms fire and called in precision air strikes, killing the enemy fighters. Troops also destroyed a cache of mortar... Read more →


Soldiers Join Forces With Kansas City Runners to Help Brain Injury Victims

By By Army Spc. Jason Jordan Special to American Forces Press Service KIRKUK, Iraq, May 29, 2008 - On opposite sides of the globe, two groups of people in very different environments worked together to raise money for individuals suffering from brain injuries. U.S. Army soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and U.S. Air Force personnel and civilian contractors begin a two-mile charity Memorial Day run on Forward Operating Base Warrior in northeastern Iraq's Kirkuk region. The deployed Americans joined the... Read more →


Gloucester City Council: Plans for Irish Pub and Sailing Vessel for former CC Base Announced

By John Schmidt This summer will be the first time in twenty years that people will step foot on the pier down on the waterfront. The announcement came at last week's monthly city council meeting. The city is planning on opening an Irish Pub, as well as bringing in a sailing vessel which the city bid on to start to attract people to the waterfront. Residents Theresa Grahm and Louisa Llewellyn expressed concerns about the safety of the pier. Llewellyn noted that a study had... Read more →


Bellmawr: Adult and Family Program

The Camden County Library System, Bellmawr Branch, will be holding Adult and Family Programs starting June 2008. There will be a Sip & Mingle on Mondays, June 9, July 14 and August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in for a cup of coffee or tea and a tasty treat. Email basics for adults will be on Mondays, June 16, July 28 and August 4 at 11:30 a.m. Need an email account? We can help you set one up! Choose your session as... Read more →


Westville: Private Citizen Donates $140,000 to Local Library

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent "We received a letter from the office of the Gateway Regional High School asking us to attend a meeting to discuss the school budget", said acting Westville Mayor Russell Welsh during the council meeting May 15. The regularly Wednesday evening scheduled meeting of council was moved to Thursday in order to wait for the School Board's budget decision on May14. During that meeting, school officials first said there was nothing to cut. After further discussion between the mayors and representatives... Read more →


Doane nominated for Division III Athlete of the Year

Media Release May 28 Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey senior Karen Doane (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan) has been nominated by the Board of Collegiate Women Sports Awards as a candidate for the 2007-2008 Division III Athlete of the Year representing lacrosse. This spring, Doane led the Lions’ women’s lacrosse team in scoring with a career-high 67 goals and 81 points as the team finished their successful season with a 17-2 record and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals for the 23rd time in the... Read more →


Brooklawn: Students Petition School Board to Save Mr. W’s Job

By John P. Schmidt NEWS Correspondent The Brooklawn Board of Education BOE last week honored six former students who had been inducted into the National Honor Society at Gloucester City High School. Three of the six students were in attendance at the BOE meeting. Jessica Lindsay, Marisa Cooper and Brett Darrow received awards from Superintendent Dr. John Kellmayer. Two current eighth grade students, Melissa Mackey and Meaghan Ryan, addressed the Board about the contract situation of longtime custodian John Waszewski, "Mr.W." The students urged the... Read more →


Wednesday: TIPS AND SNIPPETS

Source http://ems.gmnews.com GREG BEAN of the Edison/Metuchen Sentinel put into perspective the reason why the taxpayers of New Jersey should be upset over outgoing Keansburg Superintendent of Schools Barbara A. Trzeszkowski of Keansburg, who will retire June 30 after 40 years in the district, receiving a severance package of $740,926. According to Bean, under the contract she negotiated with the board that was signed in 2003, $556,290 of that is severance, $170,137 is for unused sick days and $14,449 is for unused vacation days. Bean... Read more →


WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Tsuyu,or the Rainy Season in Japan

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. The rainy season or monsoon season sets in around the end of May and lasts till about the end of July and sometimes even longer in most regions of the Japanese Archipelago. The meeting of a high cold atmospheric pressure front over the sea of Okhotsk and a warm high atmospheric pressure front over the Pacific Ocean gives rise to this phenomenon. Because it is the time when Ume or Japanese plums ripen, the season is called baiu or... Read more →


TCNJ’S HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER JOE CAMILLONE TO RETIRE FROM TCNJ AFTER 35 YEARS OF SERVICE

Media Release Ewing, NJ…After 35 years of service as the Head Athletic Trainer at The College of New Jersey, Joe Camillone, right, (Ewing, NJ) will be retiring on June 1, 2008. Over the course of his tremendous career, Camillone dedicated himself to the safety and betterment of student-athletes at the College. He brought both distinction and acclaim to TCNJ’s athletic department and was recognized for his outstanding skills. In 2007, he was awarded the 2007 Presidential Award at the 2007 Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Convention... Read more →


HS Softball : Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic Seniors Honored Before Big Game

By Albert Countryman Jr. On a beautiful, crisp night for softball with a huge crowd in attendance, the Gloucester City High School team defeated cross-town rival Gloucester Catholic, 4-2, using the long ball. In the top of the first inning, Sam Dobleman crushed a fast ball way over the left field fence to give the Lady Lions a 1-0 lead. Meanwhile, behind some great defense, Gloucester City pitcher Taylor Chain kept the Lady Rams from scoring over the first five innings. In the fourth inning,... Read more →


FIVE ROWAN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS NAMED TO IWLCA ALL-REGION TEAMS

Media Release May 27 GLASSBORO, NJ – Five Rowan University women’s lacrosse players were named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region Teams. Attack Lauren Crennan (jr. Pottstown, PA/Owen J. Roberts) and midfielder Kerry O’Donnell (sr. Toms River, NJ/Toms River E.) were chosen to the Boardwalk All-Region first team. Attack Caitlin Meseroll (sr. Oakhurst, NJ/Ocean Twp.), defender Kaitlyn Molzon (so. Howell, NJ/St. Rose) and midfielder Carly Welsh (jr. Allenwood, NJ/Wall) were members of the All-Region second team. This year, Crennan was the Profs’... Read more →


Former Gloucester County College Coach Thriving at Rider

http://www.nj.com/sports Davis was an unknown in the Trenton-area when he was hired by the Broncs to take over for the legendary Sonny Pittaro. And that was no easy task in itself all Pittaro did was win 766 games and have the field where Davis' team now plays named after him. For that matter, Rider had just two baseball coaches from 1961 Pittaro and Tom Petroff, both of whom are in the school's Hall of Fame before Davis arrived in Lawrenceville in 2005. A southerner who... Read more →


Airmen MIA From Vietnam War are Identified

Media Release, May 27 The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Maj. Barclay B. Young, of Hartford, Conn.; and Senior Master Sgt. James K. Caniford, of Brunswick, Md. The names of the two others are being withheld at the request of their families. All men were U.S. Air Force. Caniford... Read more →


TCNJ’S WILLIAM KROPP NAMED TO 2008 ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Media Release May 27 Ewing, NJ – The College of New Jersey’s senior first baseman William Kropp (Pottstown, PA/Owen J. Roberts) has been named to the 2008 CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Second Team for his outstanding play on the field and excellence in the classroom. Kropp becomes the fourth baseball player in program history to achieve this honor, while TCNJ has now produced 49 student-athletes that have earned CoSIDA Academic All-America citations. He follows in the footsteps of former Lion baseball... Read more →


Tuesday: TIPS AND SNIPPETS

The City of Gloucester City made the Friday, May 23 edition of Star Ledger. In a story somewhat critical of the Abbott District school construction program the City was used as one example of how poorly the program was run. The article written by Bill Wolfe states in part, Inspector General Cooper's April 21, 2005 Report to former Governor Codey found that $330 million had been spent on sites "patently unsuitable" for schools -perhaps the poster child for these findings are the purchase of a... Read more →


Comrades, Loved Ones Provide Reminders of Memorial Day's Meaning...

http://www.defenselink.mil To many Americans, Memorial Day means a day off from work with picnics, pool openings, and barbecues. But for those who have lost a comrade, or loved in combat one, the day takes on a whole new significance. Here are some of their stories. .................... Army 1st Lt. Brent Pounders Army 1st Lt. Brent Pounders remembers his childhood, reading textbooks about patriots who have sacrificed their lives through the country’s history and thinking of Memorial Day as the end of the school year. Profile... Read more →


Woodbury Boys State Delegates Named

Delegates have been chosen to represent Woodbury High School at the 2008 American Legion Jersey Boys State session. The annual event will be held June 15-20 at Rider University, Lawrenceville. Included will be Christian Schoning, David Carl, Kennon McMahon and Scott Bassler. These delegates are sponsored by American Legion Post 133 of Woodbury and Woodbury High School. They will learn about local, county and state government by campaigning for and holding elections for the various offices. About 900 delegates from various high schools in New... Read more →


GLOUCESTER PLUMBING SUPPLY Continues to Improve

Note:The advertorial was first posted in March. Since then Bath and Designs Inc. has moved into its new location at 520 South Broadway. By Sara Martino Plumbing originated during the ancient civilizations such as the Roman, Persian, Indian and Chinese, centuries ago during a time when public baths were used and when citizens bathed in the rivers. Now, we have beautiful bathroom and kitchens fixtures that those ancient civilizations could never imagine. Thanks to Gloucester Plumbing Supply, residents and contractors can purchase the finest of... Read more →


Gloucester City: A Tribute to those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

A Thank You to Those Who Served/Song and Slide Show Gloucester City Councilwoman Kellie Ferry released the following statement regarding the upcoming Memorial Day "Come join the VFW and the American Legion on May 26, 2008 as they start off the Memorial Day Celebrations by paying tribute to the fallen soldiers of our town beginning at 8 am in the Cedar Grove Cemetery on Market Street. "From there they will proceed to the St. Mary's Cemetery also on Market Street and then to Union Cemetery... Read more →