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June 2008

Wii Wii-Bad US economy hits the #1 gaming market

http://blog.markmatthews.com My teenager daughter is not a gamer... Was a big Sims fan, but really just into making the buildings with cheat code for unlimited cash... she also put some time into Pirates of Caribean on Xbox 360. I recently dug out the PC game "Nick Racing" with the popular Nick... Read more →

DOD ID's Casualities:Spc. Joshua L. Plocica, 20, of Clarksville, Tenn.,Pfc. Bryan M. Thomas, 22, of Lake Charles, La.,

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Joshua L. Plocica, 20, of Clarksville, Tenn., died June 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor... Read more →

Attention Gloucester City Residents: Blue Ridge Mt. Vacation Offer for your child

Hello, My name is Walter Sturmfels I was raised in Gloucester City and some of my family is still living there. One of my fondest memories as a child in Gloucester City was the Atco Lake day. It cost nothing; you were given free soda and a hoagie along with the... Read more →

Sgt. Dominquesz San Diego, Calif., SPC Taylor Pinetown NC, PFC Yohn Highspire PA

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 25 in Mosul, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device on June 24. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood,... Read more →

The Ultimate Sacrifice:Sgt. Ryan Connolly, of Vacaville Calif., Sgt. Strickland of Labelle Fla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Ryan J. Connolly, 24, of Vacaville, Calif., died June 24 in Khogyani, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a suspected landmine. He was assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd... Read more →

Chuckles, submitted by Connie Lynn, This is what marriage is really all about..

He ordered one hamburger, one order of French fries and one drink. The old man unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half. He placed one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one... Read more →

GILLIGAN, CHARLES JAMES, of Bellmawr, WWII Coast Guard veteran

On June 24, 2008, a resident of Bellmawr for 53 years, formerly of Upper Darby, PA. Age 85. Beloved husband of Julia (nee Sullivan). Devoted father of Honora Burke (Gerald) and Patricia Sohanchak. Grandfather of Edward Toal, Kevin, Kyle and Colin Burke. Great-grandfather of Evan Toal. Brother of Eileen Blankemeyer and... Read more →

DOD ID's Casualities:Lt. Col. Max A. Galeai, Capt. Philip J. Dykeman, Cpl. Marcus W. Preudhomme

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The following Marines died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq: Lt. Col. Max A. Galeai, 42, of Pago Pago, American Samoa. Capt. Philip J. Dykeman, 38, of Brockport, N.Y.... Read more →

DoD Identifies Army Casualties:Chief Warrant Officer Hammett, of Tucson, Ariz. and Maj. Dwayne Kelley, of Willingboro NJ

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from a bomb blast. Killed were: Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. Hammett, 39, of Tucson, Ariz., who was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat... Read more →

John Thomas Wescott Sr., age 78, Gloucester High Alumni, Korean War Navy veteran

p>John Thomas Wescott, Sr age 78 died on June 24, 2008 at Shore Memorial Hospital. He was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. He was formerly of Deptford and has lived in Woodbine since 1994. John served in the US Navy from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean War on... Read more →

Jessie Anne Hill, of Woodbury Heights NJ age 18, died suddenly

p>Jessie Anne Hill, 18, of Woodbury Heights, NJ, died suddenly on June 25, 2008. Jessie is survived by her mother, Melanie Temean Nelson of Woodbury Hts., her father, Allen R. Hill of Carneys Point, NJ, her maternal grandmother, Susan Temean of Thorofare, her maternal grandfather, Peter Temean Jr. of Swedesboro, and... Read more →

Obit: Patricia Ann Morris nee Booker, Glassboro HS graduate, Camden County Health Employee

p>Patricia Ann Morris (nee Booker) departed this life on June 23,2008 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ. Patricia was born on July 17,1953 to Rev. Timothy Booker, Sr. and Catherine Booker. She was a student in the Glassboro School System and graduated from Glassboro High School in 1971.... Read more →

Our Men & Women in the Military: Wounded Soldier Gets Canine Companion

By Army Spc. Andrew Orillion Special to American Forces Press Service WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 27, 2008 - On Aug. 19, 2006, the life of Army Capt. James Barclay IV changed forever. Army Capt. James Barclay IV bonds with his hunting dog, Bryant. A Williamsburg, Va., trainer donated his services to train... Read more →

Gloucester City Adult Summer league Preview June 29th games

Written by THE TRUTH 6:15 GAMES Caps Café (Teal team) +15 ........ Jacks Twin Bar (Blue) Jack’ had a tough game last Sunday against THE DREAM TEAM but bounce back against the Dark Green Team. We expect Derrick a.k.a. “Superman” to have a big game against an under size Teal Team.... Read more →

Guard Members Continue to Fight Floods, Fires

By Army Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill Special to American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2008 - National Guard soldiers and airmen continued to fight Midwest flooding and California fires today. Army National Guard soldiers from Iowa work to complete a seven-foot sandbagged levy to protect an electrical generator from... Read more →

New Jersey Angler Catches Largest Dolphin At Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby

http://www.fishingworld.com/ (Jun. 25, 2008 - Key West, Florida Keys)... Gus Sarno of Cinnaminson, N. J., caught a 37.9-pound dolphin to take top honors in the 19th annual Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby that ended June 22. Sarno caught the dolphin on the tournament’s first day while fishing on the Thunnus,... Read more →

Breaking News: New Assistant Hired for Gloucester City Administrator

Following a 90 minute executive session Gloucester City Mayor and Council unanimously voted to hire a new employee to help City Administrator/Municipal Clerk Paul Kain. The vote came Thursday night after the city council meeting was adjourned. The new employee is Lori Kraft of Gloucester City. The salary for the new... Read more →

Gloucester City: Remembering Jack Pyrah

http://ramscrosscountry.blogspot.com/ By Jack Heath When former Villanova Coach Jack Pyrah passed away last July he left behind running friends across the country and across the world. From South Africa to Dublin Ireland, to Kenya to Gainesville Florida to Chicago to California to Gloucester City, New Jersey-- Jack left behind hundreds of... Read more →

South Jersey loses Two men in Iraq attacks

http://www.courierpostonline.com The soldiers -- who were killed at meetings with Iraqi officials -- were Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio, 30, of Cherry Hill, and Maj. Dwayne Kelley, 48, a New Jersey state trooper and Army reservist who grew up in Willingboro. Kelley died Tuesday in a bombing at a local government office... Read more →

Supreme Court upholds Americans' right to own guns

http://www.nj.com/news WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court today for the first time ruled that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects the right of individuals to own a gun for personal use. In a 5-4 decision, the justices struck down a District of Columbia law banning handgun ownership and requiring that rifles... Read more →

Obit:John G. Guay, age 67, of Gloucester City, Parishioner of St. Mary’s Church

On June 24, 2008. Age 67. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 11 years to Irena (nee Zaleska). Devoted father of Jon Guay of San Francisco, California and Candace (Michael) Angell of Michigan. Beloved grandfather of Grace, Noah, Evan and Anna. John was born in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont and graduated from... Read more →

The Ultimate Sacrifice: Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio, of Cherry Hill, NJ

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio, 30, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, died June 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Salman Pak, Iraq, when his patrol encountered small arms fire during combat operations. He... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Will Not Be The Same School

By Bill Cleary For the past several years we have been hearing about the plans for a new Catholic high school being built in Gloucester County. An off and on during that period it was mentioned that Gloucester Catholic would be moving from Gloucester City to the new school. At first... Read more →

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Media Release The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of the following soldiers and marines killed in action supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed June 16 were: Spc. Jason N. Cox, 21, of Elyria, Ohio, died June 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered near Hillah,... Read more →

Wednesday's Tips and Snippets by Bill

Update: I have been able to view part of the email correspondence between Gloucester City Administrator Paul Kain and Councilman Nick Marchese, City Council Finance Chairman. If you recall it was one of the Hot Topics of discussion among readers of ClearysNotebook in the past week. When Mayor Bill James was... Read more →

Contaminated groundwater lawsuit awards $67 million; Gloucester City and Camden City to receive part of the settlement

http://www.courierpostonline.com The Parker McCay law firm of Marlton announced Tuesday that 16 agencies it represents will receive $40-45 million of the New Jersey money in the partial settlement. Camden, Gloucester City, Penns Grove, Bridgeton, Point Pleasant, New Jersey American Water Co. Inc., Mount Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority and Mount Holly Water... Read more →


Media Release Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey’s Athletic Director, John Castaldo has announced the appointment of 1993 graduate, Kelly Williams to direct its men’s basketball program. Williams, who played for the Lions from 1989 to 1993, and served as an assistant men’s coach with the Lions as well returns... Read more →

Gloucester City: From a backyard Basketball Court to Commissioner of the Altantic 10

“Somehow a fire gets lit under you,” Bernadette McGlade By John Schmidt Gloucester City native Bernadette V. McGlade was named the new Commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference on Tuesday June 3, in Philadelphia. McGlade is the daughter of the later Peter (former City Postmaster) and Theresa McGlade, and grew up... Read more →

The Ultimate Sacrifice: Hospitalman Dustin Burnett, of Fort Mohave, Ariz.

The Department of Defense announced today the death a sailor supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Hospitalman Dustin Kelby Burnett, 19, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., was assigned to First Marine Division Detachment, Twentynine Palms, Calif. He died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan. The Ultimate Sacrifice Read more →

Gloucester City: Business Association Meeting Minutes

http://www.gcba.info/minutes.htm May 27, 2008, Caps, 5;30 pm President Stallwood opened meeting No Secretary's Report. Will include in June General meeting. Treasurers Report- Current Balance $ 2094.32. Motion to accept MacAdams. Second Berglund Special Event Updates- Catfish Tournament- Lower turnout than 2007. 29 boats entered tournament. Next year we will coordinate with... Read more →

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Bill’s Point of View: · CHEERS: Congratulations to The Reverend Monsignor Michael Doyle, who celebrated his 40th anniversary earlier this month (June 15th) as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in South Camden, N.J. A film Poet of Poverty based on the writings of Monsignor Doyle and narrated by actor Martin Sheen... Read more →

The Ultimate Sacrifice:Capt. Eric Daniels of Lexington,Ky. and Lance Cpl Andrew Whitacre, of Bryant, Ind.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Capt. Eric Daniel Terhune, 34, of Lexington, Ky. Lance Cpl. Andrew Francis Whitacre, 21, of Bryant, Ind. Both Marines died June 19 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to... Read more →

Navy Pilot Missing In Action From the Vietnam War is Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Lt. Cmdr. Ralph C. Bisz, U.S. Navy, of Miami... Read more →

Gloucester City: Siebert's hit secures Rotary Championship

June 21, 2008 Rotary's Mark Siebert singled home Patrick Rafferty with two outs in the bottom of the 6th inning to give Rotary a 6-5 win over a stubborn Barron's team in the Gloucester City Major League Division. On Championship Saturday as the sun baked down on the "Earl Moore Field"... Read more →

Obit: Anthony J. Giaccio, of Audubon formerly of Bellmawr

Giaccio, Anthony J., on June 20, 2008, of Audubon, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 72. Devoted father of Maria A. Preto (Rich), Stacie Williams (Don) and Carla Salas (Randy). Dear brother of Florence Cedrone, Theresa Morici and the late Angelo Giaccio, Ann Tursi, Mary Tasca and Rose Botto. Grandfather of Alex, Gina,... Read more →

Clara DiCarlo, 86, of Gloucester City, faithful parishioner of St. Marys Church

DICARLO, CLARA E. (Nee Latini) On June 19, 2008 of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 86 yrs. Beloved wife of the late Faust J. DiCarlo. Dear mother of Clara (Michael) Bispels, of Ocean City, NJ., Linda (Jim) Garro, of Haddon Twp., NJ, and Julia (Frank) Marciante, of Cherry Hill, NJ. Loving grandmother... Read more →

Obit: Harry Cole, Jr. of Audubon, age 80, Korean War Veteran

COLE, HARRY R., JR. On June 19, 2008, of Audubon, NJ. Age 80 years. Beloved husband of the late Catherine T. Cole (nee-Schmidt). Dear father of Kathleen (Gil) Wylen and Jacqueline (Mark) Castaldi, both of Audubon, NJ. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Shawn and Sara (Matt) and a great... Read more →

Obit: Joe Cirucci, of Mt. Laurel, formerly of Bellmawr, former Conrail employee

CIRUCCI, JOSEPH D. Suddenly on June 18, 2008, of Mt. Laurel. Formerly of Bellmawr. Son of the late Louis 'Doc' and Minnie Cirucci, age 76. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Mazola) for 51 years. Loving father of Cheryl Biancaniello (Rocco) of Hainesport, Louis Cirucci (Michele) of Marlton, and Christa Cirucci of... Read more →

Sound Off! Camden County Bear Hunters help law enforcement with sting operation

by Gary Devine Two Camden County Hunters from Atco, New Jersey step up and helped law enforcement do a sting operation against five animal rights activists in the forest of Sussex County, New Jersey back in December 2005. The Municipal Judge found the Activists Guilty in 2006. The Superior court upheld... Read more →

Editorial: Police chief's stand must change — or city needs to change chiefs

Note from Bill: I thought the public would be interested to see that not only do the two cities share the same name. But they also share the same problems with their police chiefs. Earlier in the year I also posted several articles from the Gloucester Times about the Gloucester City,... Read more →

DOD Media release: Pvt Eugene Kanakaole, of Hawii and Sgt. Gerald Reed, of Florida killed in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Eugene D. M. Kanakaole, 19, of Maui, Hawaii, died June 11 in Balad Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 87th Engineer Company, 8th Engineer Battalion,... Read more →