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June 2008

Camden man gets 50 years for killing 2 teens and Gloucester City marine terminal supervisor

www.philly.com Palmer, 57, a supervisor at Trans Ocean Maritime Services in Gloucester City, was eating lunch in his GMC Yukon on April 3, 2002, when Cook, upset about not being assigned work earlier that day, shot him point blank multiple times. In a plea deal that will make him eligible for... Read more →


National Park Elementary School has announced "Students of the Month" for the month of May. Students were selected for the Character Education trait of self-discipline. In the bottom row are William Ahrens, Moriah Amerman, Nicolete Taylor, Shianne Sunderhauf, Nick Ponto, Sabrina Haswell, Erin Fogarty and Gavin Alloway. In the middle row... Read more →

Woodbury Kiwanis Name HOBY Ambassadors

The Kiwanis Club of Woodbury has announced Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Ambassadors from area high schools chosen to attend the HOBY Foundation Leadership Seminar. Sophomores sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Woodbury include Brittany Van Natta, West Deptford High School; Dominic DeLaurentis, Clearview Regional High School; Victoria McLeester, Gateway Regional High... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Dr. Jim and Robin Doster Taking Sometime to Unwind

Dr. Jim Doster, pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, Gloucester City and his lovely wife, Robin recently visited Long Lake Camps in Princeton, Maine. Long Lake is located in Washington County’s Quoddy Loop Region and is a two-hour drive northeast of Bangor, Maine. Robin is shown here with a nice stringer... Read more →

The Ultimate Sacrifice:Lance Cpl Javier Perales, of Texas and Lance Cpl. Kelly Watters

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Javier Perales Jr., 19, of San Elizario, Texas, died June 11, from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II... Read more →

Obit: VOLL (RAUCHUT) Lillian M., age 79, of Gloucester City NJ

On June 19, 2008, (nee Gillespie) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 79. She is the beloved wife of Charles F. Voll, Sr. and loving mother of Steven Rauchut, Elsie Perkins (Robert) and James (Linda) and Richard Rauchut (Joann Koch). Lillian is also survived by her dear brothers John and James Gillespie,... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Graduation of the Class of 2008

Ms. Louisa Llewellyn, School Board President, presented diplomas to graduates of the Class of 2008 of Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School at Commencement Exercises June 17.at the John A. Lynch Memorial Field, located behind the high school. Dr. Jack L. Don, Principal, presented the class and awarded the medals and special... Read more →

Gloucester City: June 20 & 21 -- Rock N Roll Revival

http://www.cityofgloucester.org A two day event drawing in over thousands of people commemorating Gloucester City as the birthplace of Rock N Roll. This historic milestone happened in the early 1950’s when the legendary Bill Haley and his then called Saddlemen, created the revolutionary new sound of Rock ‘N’ Roll at the Twin... Read more →

Gloucester City: St. Mary’s 160th Anniversary Mass

By Charles Reed NEWS Correspondent Sunday June 7 in Proprietors Park on the Gloucester waterfront was a time for remembrance, reverence, fun, eats and games. The celebration was highlighted by Mass and Eucharist under the gazebo and surrounding lawns. The principal celebrant was Monsignor Curran assisted by Father Goyete and Deacon... Read more →

Bellmawr: Scholarships Awarded to students

The Bellmawr Scholarship is proud to announce that the following Bellmawr students have each been awarded a $250 scholarship towards the college of their choosing. They are Shawn Washart, Glenn Schulz, Jiger Patel, Sean O'Donnell, Hinnah Aslam, Robert Fowler Jr., Ricky Amin, Michael Malason, Diana Ballinger, Stephen Paul, Ashley Parker, Britney... Read more →

Obit: DOMINICK F. VENEZIANI of Bellmawr, member of Pipefitters Union Local 322

A Funeral Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr, for Dominick F. Veneziani, 84, of Bellmawr, who died June 8, 2008. Dominick was a Navy Vet of WWII. He was a member of Pipefitters Union Local #322. Beloved husband of 60 years to Anna. Devoted father of Marie... Read more →

Obit: JAMES T. STRAHAN, JR. of Bellmawr, WWII Army Veteran

Funeral services were held for James T. Strahan, Jr., 84, of Bellmawr, who passed away on June 11, 2008. Beloved husband of Ella E. (nee Matusiak). Missed by seven days, he was and would have been married for 59 years. Also survived by son James T. Strahan III (Donna) of Turnersville... Read more →


Media Release June 18 GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University had three players named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star Teams. Left hander Ryan Kulik (sr. Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) was selected the ECAC Metro Region and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year. Right fielder John McMullin... Read more →

Four Marines Die:Sgt. Toussiant Hyle, Lance Cpl. Layton Crass, PFC Dawid Pietrek and PFC Michael Patton

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington, 20, of Tacoma, Wash. Lance Cpl. Layton Bradly Crass, 22, of Richmond, In. Pfc. Dawid Pietrek, 24, of Bensenville, Ill. Pfc. Michael Robert Patton, 19, of Fenton, Mo. All four... Read more →

Gloucester City: Say Goodbye to Gloucester Catholic High School

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/ The diocese is moving forward with the high school, its first in the county, at the same time a shift in the region's Catholic population has led it to close nine elementary schools and make plans to merge 66 parishes. The new school will be located on Route 77 across... Read more →


The Bellmawr Board of Education workshop is being held tonight, Wednesday, June 18th at 7pm at Bell Oaks. The agenda includes but not limited to the following: Board members will be interviewing and appointing a new board member at the workshop this evening. Also I heard that some parents were planning... Read more →


Note: Only part of the agreement appears below. WHEREAS, said the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Brooklawn, duly elected pursuant to statute, after a careful survey, have concluded that the residents of Brooklawn will best be served; and WHEREAS, by negotiations previously had between the Board and the... Read more →

Brooklawn: School Board and Borough negotiate Inter Local Service Agreement

On Thursday, June 19 the Brooklawn Board of Education will hold its June meeting at 7:00 PM. At this meeting School Board President Bruce Darrow will introduce to the Board an Inter Local Service agreement between the Board of Education and the Borough of Brooklawn. The Board of Education in April... Read more →

Bob Ritchie age 75, of Brooklawn, member of Farragut Boat Club and Delaware River Yacht League

Funeral services were held for Robert Ritchie, 75, of Brooklawn, who passed away on June 10, 2008. "Richie" to all who knew him. He was Chickie's (nee McKinney) devoted husband for over 54 years, the father of four children and grandfather to eight. "Dad was our rock, always there if you... Read more →

Rams Alumni: Braddock Named FSL Player of the Week

Media release, By Tyler Stover / Brevard County Manatees http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com (Viera, FL) Brevard County Manatees pitcher Zach Braddock has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for June 9-15. Braddock earned the award after his dominant performance at Lakeland on June 10, when he allowed just one run... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Reaches Milestone

Today, Tuesday, June 17, Gloucester City High School reached a milestone -- 100th four-year graduation of the school. The entire community was invited to join in the celebrations. A time capsule was buried in front of the new Gloucester High School (GHS) Media Center Friday, June 13.. Donated by the Healey... Read more →

Rams Alumni: Braddock locks up Tigers paddock

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article Zach Braddock has gone more than five innings only once in eight starts this season. But that hasn't kept him from piling up strikeouts at a rapid pace. Braddock fanned 10, allowing a run on two hits over five frames as the Brevard County Manatees topped the Lakeland Flying Tigers,... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Honors & Remembers

Bill Bates, Mt. Ephraim NEWS Correspondent Many residents and town organizations turned out for the Memorial Day Services recently held. Services started at 9 am at the Lambert Avenue Firehouse where MEFD Firefighter Monica Mallon read the speech that she wrote about Memorial Day and what it means to her at... Read more →

BYRD, WILLIAM J., III; Age 71, of Bellmawr, Haddon Hts. H.S. Class of '55

On June 14, 2008 of Bellmawr. Beloved husband of Patricia L. (Nee Brassill) for 47 years. Loving father of William K., Susan Marchese and her husband William, Patty Marchese and her husband James and Kevin, not only his son but devoted caretaker of his father. Beloved grandfather of Gianna, Gabrielle, James,... Read more →

Stephanie Lynn Strong, age 39, of Woodbury

Stephanie Lynn Strong of Woodbury, NJ, age 39, on June 11, 2008. Daughter of Alice M. Dow-Rogers and Gerald Strong. Stephanie is survived by her mother; Alice M. Rogers, sister; Allison M. Strong of Sewell, NJ, Godmother; Eleanor Braxton of Williamstown, NJ, one step-sister; Denise Rogers, 3 step-brothers; Christopher, Richard and... Read more →

Dixie Ann Padgett Naughton Principal of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic school

Dixie Ann Padgett-Naughton on June 13, 2008 of Mullica Hill, after an extended illness, age, 61. Principal of Bishop George H. Guilfoyle Regional Catholic School, Carney¹s Point. Devoted mother of Peter Naughton and his wife Renee. Loving grandmother of Savannah Lee. Loving daughter of Anne (nee Pisani) and the late William... Read more →

Westville: Funeral Services Thursday & Friday for Mayor Galbraith

Michael K. Galbraith, 54, Mayor of Westville, peacefully passed away on June 13, 2008. Mike¹s legacy that will live on with his family and friends is the passion that he had for his family and for the dedicated service that he constantly would strive to provide to the community through his... Read more →

You can take the kid out of Gloucester but you can’t take Gloucester out of the kid!

I am one of the "geezers" who attends the monthly Breakfast Club meeting at the Dining Car Depot on the last Saturday of every month. It is the one day of the month that I have to reconnect with my boyhood friends from Gloucester City. I was a lifelong resident of... Read more →

Coalition Forces, Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorists, Seize Weapons

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 15, 2008 - Coalition and Iraqi forces captured suspected terrorists and seized several weapons caches across Iraq during the past three days, military officials said. In operations today: –- Iraqi soldiers discovered a large weapons cache in the Rashid district of Baghdad. The cache consisted... Read more →

Mount Ephraim 4th of July Celebration

MOUNT EPHRAIM CELEBRATION COMMITTEE Please be advised that there will be no water(ex. water guns, balloons, etc.) in the parade and that candy is to be thrown from the cab of a truck where adult supervision is present when children are involved. Friday, July 4, 2008 Fourth of July Baby Parade... Read more →

Miss Mount Ephraim Pageant Winners

By Bill Bates Mount Ephraim NEWS Correspondent The Mt. Ephraim Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary recently hosted the Miss Mt. Ephraim 2008 Pageant at the MEPRI Banquet Hall on Kings Highway for their fourth year in a row. The pageant's Master of Ceremonies was Mrs. Geralyn Watson who is former Mrs. New... Read more →

America Supports You: Silver Star Families Honor Caregivers

By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 13, 2008 - For the last few years, a group has fought to have wounded servicemembers recognized with a Silver Star banner for servicemembers wounded in combat, much like a Blue Star banner displayed by those with a loved one deployed... Read more →

Helping the Manor Care residents in West Deptford.

http://blog.nj.com/southjerseylife Bridging the generation gap and giving a gift of health...Members, families and friends of CFAC participated in a clean up project recently thru the Mantua Township Clean Communities program. The monies raised will go to purchase a Wii for the Manor Care residents in West Deptford. This project does not... Read more →

Obit: Edity Evelyn Gregg, 76, of Gloucester City

GREGG Edith Evelyn “Granny” On June 13, 2008. (nee Williams) Age 76. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late William Gregg, Sr. Devoted mother of Loretta Wawers-Kennedy of Westville and Beverly Miller of Medford, OR. Beloved grandmother of Michael and Cassandra Kaighn, Deborah Strong, Nathanael Strong, Sarah Mack, and Zachary... Read more →

George Francis Cleary Sr., Born 1913 Died 1994

In memory of our Dad who passed away on Father's Day, June 19, 1994......Happy Father's Day Dad, Love Dolores, Georgie, and Billy George F. Cleary (autobiography) written November 1978 I was born June 28, 1913 at 44 Evans Street, Camden NJ. My father was a brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and... Read more →

DOD Releases the names of five soldiers killed between June 7 and June 12

The Department of Defense released the names today of the following soldiers who died between June 7th and June 12th while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class David R. Hurst, 31, of Fort Sill, Okla., died June 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised... Read more →

Father and Son Fishing Day

http://www.whig.com Together, they were fishing the lake at Moorman Park early Thursday evening, pushed off the Mississippi River by the flooding waters but nevertheless finding a way to keep their family tradition alive. Once a week, during the summer months, the Murphys plan a father-son fishing day. It was a tradition... Read more →

A Little Girl With A Big Heart

http://blog.nj.com/southjerseylife Six-year-old Molly Knox was introduced to Lions as guest speaker at the last 2008 16-C Sight Meeting. After hearing about her project - making and selling cat toys - the Westville Lions wasted no time in supporting her. They offered Molly a free space at their annual Flea Market where... Read more →

Early History of Westville

http://www2.westville-nj.com Through many years, there developed in the Colony of New Jersey an overland route, called the Great Road, running from Perth Amboy to Burlington and through to Salem. The road was later called King's Highway. It crossed Big Timber Creek where Westville now stands, therefore, it was quite natural that... Read more →

Westville Police Alert

http://www2.westville-nj.com ALERT FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT The Police Department would like to ask all residents to make sure their vehicles are locked at night. We have been experiencing some thefts from vehicles. Your cooperation will help us deter these events. Please call 911 to report any suspicous activity in your neighborhood!!! Read more →

Logan: Three-year-old drowns in pool

http://www.nj.com/news/gloucester/ The death appears to be accidental, said Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. The child's mother was home at the time and told police she last saw her son on the first floor of their home moments before he was found in the pool. read more Read more →