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September 2008

David S.B. Chew Jr., of Gloucester City, Korean War Army Veteran/formerly of Oak Valley, Deptford

CHEW David S.B., Jr. On September 17, 2008. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of the Oak Valley section of Deptford. Surrounded and cared for by his loving family. Devoted husband of 49 years to the late Margaret R. Chew (nee McGugan). Devoted father of Marge (Hugh) Blake of Gloucester City and the late Caroline (surviving Tom, Sr.) Tighe. Beloved grandfather of Michelle (Sean) Lee and Tommy Tighe, Jr. Great-grandfather of Mychaela, Christopher, Joseph and Nicholas. Dear brother of Lydia Thrush, the late Richard (surviving Grace) Hawk, the late Howard (surviving Jane) Chew, Sr. Also survived by many nieces and... Read more →

Gloucester City Council Caucus Meeting Agenda

Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:00 P.M. 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... Read more →

Gloucester City in spat with some new tenants

Link: Courier-Post. The city knew the 100-unit complex was troubled when it bought the property for $4 million about four months ago. Officials want to stabilize the facility, install better management and stop it from draining city resources, Mayor Bill James has said. Only 42 of the 100 apartments are occupied.In assuming ownership from Chatham Square Apartments LLC, however, the city ran into "unanticipated confusion in the transition," city solicitor John Kearney said. Related: Gloucester City Fixing Housing Code Violations at Chatham Square Related: Chatham square Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard... Read more →

New Jersey: Don't Feed The Bears!

TRENTON - New Jersey's black bears are fattening up right now to prepare for winter denning, and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson today reminded residents to avoid tempting them with an easy meal by taking special care with food storage and garbage disposal. "Black bears are a valued part of New Jersey's natural landscape, and many residents enjoy seeing them from a distance. But when bears venture into backyards to help themselves to the contents of garbage cans or bird feeders, that's a problem," Commissioner Jackson said. "Keeping garbage in bear-resistant containers and bringing in your bird... Read more →

Now here is a Unique Idea: Officials broach the possibility of changing the form of government

Link: She pointed out that the idea was talked about by a previous administration. In 2003, a four-member subcommittee was formed during the administration of Mayor James McGeary to explore whether it would be appropriate to change the city’s political configuration. Kienzle, who served on that subcommittee, said its members supported making changes, but no action was taken by City Council. She said having a city manager would make more sense for a city in which most of its council members hold full-time jobs. It would be more efficient use of time and money, she said, if the city... Read more →

Vera M. Simpkins, age 83, of Mt. Ephraim

Vera M. Simpkins (nee Stever) on Sept. 15, 2008. Age 83 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Warren James. Loving mother of Warren Lee and his wife Bonnie of Tucsan, AZ, and Janet Mc Ilvaine and her husband Robert of Thorofare, NJ. Grandmother of two and Great grandmother of 4. Mrs. Simpkins was a retired secretary for Acme Food Markets. She was a member of the Logan Mem. Presbyterian Church in Audubon, NJ. Relatives and friends may attend her visitation on Friday from 10-11AM at the HANNA FUNERAL HOME, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Hts., NJ 08035.... Read more →

Home Repair Scam Appears to Target Military Families

Link: DefenseLink News Article WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2008 – The letter that appeared in a soldier’s mailbox promised an offer almost too good to be true: a home improvement loan approved by Congress and backed up by a government agency. Officials at the Federal Citizen Information Center fear it’s a scam targeting military members that uses the center’s credibility to lure victims in. An eagle-eyed soldier notified the Federal Citizen Information Center after receiving the ad from the “Home Information Center” linked to post office boxes in Dallas and in Owasso, Okla. The letter included a reference to FCIC’s Web... Read more →

Audubon's Hill keeping QB legacy alive

Image via Wikipedia Link: | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/17/2008. Junior Brandon Hill has a presence as he walks around Audubon. Hill understands he is looked at a little differently, which isn't bad when you are continuing a legacy of excellence. While it might be hyperbole to call Audubon a factory for quarterbacks, the Green Wave have enjoyed a recent history that is the envy of the Colonial Conference - and beyond. Teams often are known for excellence at certain positions. Read more →

2 South Jerseyans die in North Carolina crash

Link: Courier-Post. Jessica Gorbey, 33, an English teacher at Sterling High School, was driving a minivan that ran off Interstate 85, then overturned and caught fire about 11 p.m. Monday, according to North Carolina officials. The crash killed Gorbey, a Sterling faculty member since 2004; Lorraine Young, 40, of Lawnside; and Gina Johnson, 33, of Media, Pa. Read more →

Funeral for slain San Francisco Hells Angels leader draws 2,000 mourners

Link: The Canadian Press: DALY CITY, Calif. — It was far from a quiet goodbye for a slain Hells Angel leader Mark (Papa) Guardado. Monday's funeral for the 46-year-old president of the San Francisco chapter gunned down two weeks ago drew about 2,000 mourners, many driving some of the biggest, baddest, loudest Harleys ever.They came from across the United States, not to mention Alberta and even Stuttgart, Germany, and Melbourne, Australia. The group then pulled away in a deafening roar on what police say may have been the largest motorcycle procession ever in the San Francisco Bay area. Read more →

More Gloucester City Nicknames/Remember when

my name is bill (eggball, eggs) avery and I remember: tom (wilt) wiltsey stan (moonie) greco ed (mc cobb) mc colligan jim (pudgie) king frank (rocky) nelson albert (fats) hodson sam (gloucester fats) chew jim (stickman) mc genagle bill (butch) eppright bill (turk) green bill (razor) vireck harry (flashlight) shetland conrad (shadrack) hirst charley (chazz or jed) hirst raymond (hap) elliot frank (snipe) schools franny (hot house) bernard (bucky) barron (jiggie) wertz Related: Nicknames, Do you Remember? Read more →

Gloucester City: Teen Still Missing After Three Years

Link: - WCAU | Philadelphia. Nearly three years after Bobby Dornbach disappeared, police still have no leads to the whereabouts of the Camden County resident. Now, after his older brother briefly became the target of the Gloucester City police's investigation, Dornbach's family is feeling alienated and fearing authorities have hit a dead end in the case. Dornbach, who has been missing since November 2005, had a 20th birthday on Monday. Related: Bobby Dorbach Read more →

Gloucester City: 3rd Annual Shamrock Festival A Success

A large crowd enjoyed last Saturday's Shamrock Festival in Gloucester City. Weather was great, food and refreshments were fantastic, and so was the entertainment. Pictured is WMMR Staff and Master of Ceremonies Joe Collins. Click link to view photo gallery.......... link Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: Volunteers Needed for Farmers Market Gloucester City: Teen Still Missing After Three Years Gloucester City Historical Society Events Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard Read more →

Jim Schissler Jr., of Glassboro, former NJ State Trooper, Mason, & Volunteer Fireman

James J. Schissler Jr. on September 13, 2008 of Glassboro. Age 64. Father of Leigh Ann Tarpy, Geri Kohler, James Schissler and Michael Schissler. Grandfather of Christina and Joseph Tarpy, III, Tara and Matthew Kohler, Jimmy and Joseph Schissler, Victoria, Abagail and Joseph Schissler. Mr. Schissler was a former N.J. State Trooper, former Volunteer Fireman at the Almonesson Lake Fire Co. No. 1 for eleven years where he also served as a secretary and a Master Mason at the Mantua Lodge No. 95. Services private. Donations may be made to the Almonesson Lake Fire Co. No. 1, 13 S. Almonesson... Read more →

Gerardo Scavone, 80, formerly of Mt. Ephraim

SCAVONE, GERARDO J., 80, of Williamstown, formerly of Mt. Ephraim passed away on September 15, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary T. (nee Snock). Devoted father of Genevieve Varello; Jerry Scavone and Bruce Scavone. Step-father of Thomas and MichaelOlson. Grandfather of 9. Greatgrandfather of 5. Brother of Pat, Louis, Anthony and Frankie Scavone. If you needed a friend, you could call Jerry Scavone. He was always there to help family and friends - dependable for any kind of endeavor. If it needed to be built, Jerry Scavone would build it. If something was broken, Jerry Scavone could fix it. And when... Read more →

Henry Rosetti, Jr., of Mt. Ephraim, age 61, Respiratory Therapist for 23 years

ROSETTI, HENRY L., JR. On September 14, 2008 age 61 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved husband of Sharon A. (nee Gilliard). Beloved son of Rose Marie Rosetti and his father Henry Louis Rosetti. Devoted father of Andrew, Rebecca, and Christina Rosetti. Dear brother of Linda Rosetti and Gerry Rosetti, also many aunts, uncles and cousins. Henry was a Respiratory Therapist for Albert Einstein Medical Center in Phila., for over 23 years. He was also a Sergeant in the Air Force. Henry loved his family, job and co-workers. He will be sadly missed by all. Relatives and friends are kindly invited... Read more →

Kim Panebianco, 24, of Lindenwold

PANEBIANCO, KIMBERLY A. On September 14, 2008 age 24, of Lindenwold. Survived by her loving Mother, Cheryl Panebianco of Linden-wold, loving Sister of Jill of Lindenwold, two Uncles, Robert and his wife Penney, Michael and his wife Beverly and one Aunt, Marcy Panebianco, threeCousins, Gregory, Lisa and Noel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday evening between 7 and 9 p.m. and again Friday morning between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the DANKS-HINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 125 N. White Horse Pike at South Avenue, Lindenwold. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Grace Church,... Read more →

Rae Ollek, age 70, of Mt. Ephraim, cashier for Super Fresh

OLLEK, RAFFELINE R. 'RAE' (nee Staffirre) on September 14, 2008 age 70 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved wife of George E. Ollek Sr., for fifty one years. Devoted mother of Elaine (John) Johnson, George Ollek Jr., and Peter (Jennifer) Ollek. Loving grandmother of ten and six great grandchildren. Dear sister of Angeline Doyle. Mrs. Ollek was a Cashier for Super Fresh, Westmont, NJ for 15yrs. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing Thursday evening 7-9pm and Friday from 8:30-9:30am at the: MAFAFFEY-MILANO FUNERAL HOME,11 E. Kings Hwy... Read more →

Gloucester City Resident Jim Nicholson wins Life Honor

Image via Wikipedia Link: Philadelphia Daily News | 05/15/2008 Jim Nicholson, retired Daily News obituary writer, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Obituary Writers. In his 19 years of obit writing for the Daily News, Nicholson specialized in writing, at length, about ordinary people - janitors, milkmen, laborers, housewives, plumbers - folks who ordinarily would not have received any published notice when they died. Link: Dear Society Members: May 11, 2008 I am deeply honored and humbled to have been selected to receive the first Lifetime Achievement Award of SPOW. Thank you. Jim Nicholson, the... Read more →

U.S. to sell IAF smart bombs for heavily fortified targets

Link: Haaretz - Israel News. Despite reservations in Washington regarding a possible Israeli strike on Iran, the American administration will supply Israel with sophisticated weapons for heavily fortified targets, the U.S. administration announced. The U.S. Department of Defense announced it would sell the Israel Air Force 1,000 new smart bombs, rumored to significantly enhance the IAF's military capabilities. The deal was approved amid public and secret messages from Washington, with the Americans expressing their reservations about a possible Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's suspected nuclear sites. Read more →

Captain Ross Pixler: Heroes in the War on Terror

Link: On patrol in al Bawi, Iraq, First Lieutenant Ross Pixler was in the lead inside his armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle on an October day when the fiery blast of an IED shattered the daily monotony. The deeply buried IED exploded as the Bradley passed over, ripping the vehicle apart and killing three fellow soldiers. Still dazed by the carnage, Pixler exemplified the strength of an army soldier by ignoring his injuries, finding his rifle, and getting to work. Already the three other vehicles in the convoy were approaching the attack site, but Pixler wasted no time in checking... Read more →

Joseph "Beanie" Hagan, of Gloucester City, avid fan of Dallas Cowboys

HAGAN Joseph H. Sr. “Beanie” On September 13, 2008. Age 59. Of Gloucester City. Loving Father of Lisa Marie Hagan, Joey Hagan, Jr. and the late Shawn Hagan. Devoted Son of the late Katherine Rusk (nee Hagan). Beloved Brother of William Rusk (Sis), Harry Rusk (Laura), Charles Rusk, James Rusk, Earl Rusk, Allen Rusk (Diane), Frankie Rusk, Cathy Rusk, Barbara Aurand, Franny Hoffman and the late Terry McNamee. Cherised Grandfather of the late Phillip Angel Torres. Beloved nephew of Joan Gundle and the late Robert. Survived by many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. Special Friend of Janet Taunitas. Joseph,... Read more →

Athlete never forgotten

Link: - Not many lefthanded pitchers dominated the way Ralph Albers dominated for Pitman High School in the 1946, 1947, and 1948 baseball seasons. From a sheer record standpoint, he was a combination of Sandy Koufax and Steve Carlton. Fireballing Albers' three-year composite record was a startling 35-and-2, a big part of the key to Pitman's championship trifecta in the Tri-County Conference and South Jersey Group 1. It was hardly surprising that he earned all-Group 1 honors each season. Read more →

Gloucester City Fixing Housing Code Violations at Chatham Square

By Bill Cleary The City of Gloucester City is moving forward with the repairs needed at the Chatham Square Apartments. The City purchased the 100 apartment complex, Route 130 and Klemm Avenue several months ago for $4.1 million. Constructed in the late 1960’s by a local builder it was originally named the Reading Manor Apartments. The red-brick buildings were attractive, the lawns and landscape were well kept and there was also an Olympic size swimming pool for the tenants to use. The interior of the one and two bedroom apartments included wall to wall carpets, air conditioning, new appliances and... Read more →

Larry Hazzard Sr. embraces new position

Link: Newark Live - In November 2007, the 22-year tenure of New Jersey State Athletic Control Board commissioner Larry Hazzard Sr. came to an end. It was a position that seemed tailor-made for the innovative Newark native. But those familiar with Hazzard knew he'd resurface and continue to influence boxing, and on Monday, Hazzard emerged at the East Orange-based International Boxing Federation. Read more →

Elite 11 rankings for high school football: Mainland Regional keeps top spot

Link: PressofAtlanticCity A ranking of public high schools that compete for South Jersey titles and nonpublic schools in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and southern Ocean counties. Ranking selected by The Press' high school sports staff based on staff observation, research and interviews with players and coaches. Last week's ranking in parentheses. Read more →

Michael P. Cieslikowski "Stosh", age 38, of Woodbury Hts

" Michael P. Cieslikowski "Stosh", "Chez" on September 10, 2008 of Woodbury Heights. Age 38. Beloved husband of Lori A. (nee Griffiths). Loving father of Chelsea Lorraine and Jade Noel. Son of Richard P. Cieslikowski and the late Louise E. Cieslikowski. Brother of Susan Pinizzotto, Louise Steffen of Mantua and Kathryn Cieslikowski of Deptford. Son-in-law of Ted and Sarah Franks. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Michael was signal maintainer in the C&S department for Amtrak in Philadelphia for twenty years and enjoyed fishing, movies and spending time with his family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a... Read more →

HS Football:Young Wildcats look like St. Joe of old in big win

Link: PressofAtlanticCity HAMMONTON - The programs that were printed before St. Joseph High School's football game with Bridgeton on Saturday didn't list any Wildcat freshmen. They probably should have. With what St. Joe coach Paul Sacco says is his youngest team in 27 years at the helm, the Wildcats impressively beat an equally young Bridgeton team 35-0 to open the season. Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's First-time QBs put on aerial show

Link: - Senior quarterback Zach Barlage, making his first varsity start at quarterback, hit George Spingler for a 37-yard gain on the play. Barlage had a huge day, throwing for 299 yards and four touchdowns including three to Spingler, and outdueled fellow first-time starter John Robinson as the Rams outlasted the Pioneers, 45-41. "Should've had four (TDs)," Spingler said with a laugh, referring to a dropped pass in the fourth quarter. "Every practice (Barlage) and (senior Rob Riemer) split time, we didn't know Read more →

Gloucester High vs. Pitman Photo Gallery

The 2008 Lion's title campaign started in Pitman Friday night (Sept.12th) as the heavily favored Lion's faced off against the Pitman Panthers with a 34 - 0 win. The battle in Pitman i s never easy, but throw in some rain showers and any advantage is gone. Somehow the Lion's through recent years have been able to overcome the home field advantage of the Panthers. Like a small child this game is a small step before the run toward the title. continue reading article .................see photo gallery Read more →

Pennsauken HS Pays tribute to the one Coach Mac

Link: - To commemorate the occasion, a bronze plaque with Vince McAneney's likeness was unveiled outside the field that now bears his name. The amazing and energetic 78-year-old is the father of 4 and has 13 grandchildren and an extended family of hundreds of former players who say they are better men today because of Coach Mac. Read more →

'We are the Hells Angels - a vicious bike club'

Link: ' The Hells Angels are a worldwide criminal organization that exists to facilitate its members' illegal activities, B.C. Supreme Court was told Thursday. Prosecutor Mark Levitz said in his opening address in a massive trial involving four members of the club that the Angels use their reputation for violence to earn money in the criminal underworld. Proof of that reputation are the weapons, ammunition and explosives police seized during their investigation into the East End chapter of the Hells Angels, the prosecutor told the 12-person jury. Read more →

Jack Chessman, Retired Gloucester City Lettercarrier, Vietnam Naval War Veteran

CHESSMAN John Arick On September 12, 2008. Age 67. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 11 years to the late Antoniette M. Chessman (nee Jawor). Loving and devoted father of Jack A. (Bernadette) Chessman of West Deptford. Loving grandfather of John A. Chessman, III. Dear brother of Diane L. (William) White of Gloucester City. Predeceased by his brother Joseph (surviving wife Joan) Chessman of Woodbury Heights. Beloved uncle of Tammy (Anthony) Diodati and Jason (Heather) Chessman. Great-uncle of Kaila, Krista, Kasey and Joseph. John was born and raised in Gloucester City. He worked as a letter carrier in Gloucester City... Read more →

High School Football: Rams over Clearview 45-41; Barlage threw for 302 yds; Spingler 3 TD's

By CNB Sports Gloucester Catholic High School beat Clearview 45-41 today, Saturday playing before a large crowd at home. Rams QB Zach Barlage threw for 302 yards and 4 TDS. Gloucester City resident George Spingler had 233 receiving yards for the Rams and three TDs. Also for the Rams, Alex Christ had 1 rushing TD, Pat Schuhl had 2 rushing TDs and Jake Yates caught the other TD. Next game is @ Delsea on Sept 26. Source Ryan Murphy, assistant AD, Gloucester Catholic Read more →

High school girls soccer preview, 2008:Rams Among Top teams

Link: NON-PUBLIC A FAVORITE: Gloucester Catholic. Having team speed is one thing. Employing it properly is what puts the reigning state champion in position to repeat. Senior striker Nicolette DeLaurentis sets the pace up top and defenders Paige Maloney and Tori Dott aren’t afraid to move forward. CONTENDERS: Immaculate Heart, Morris Catholic, Pingry, Paul VI, Red Bank Catholic. NON-PUBLIC B Read more →

New Jersey High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

Link: The High School Football Huddle: New Jersey High School Football Scores Friday, September, 12, 2008 Barnegat 36, Point Pleasant Beach 6 Belleville 6, East Side (Newark) 0 Bergen Catholic 27, Southington (Conn.) 6 Bishop Eustace 28, Bordentown 6 Bloomfield 21, Paterson Eastside 8 Brearley 33, Pennington 6 Burlington Township 20, Northern Burlington 7 Camden Catholic 19, Camden 2 Cherry Hill West 7, Triton 12 Clifton 12, Wayne Valley 7 to continue click link Read more →

Shawnee tops Cherokee, 14-9

Link: | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/12/2008. Shawnee football coach Tim Gushue admits that he lied. Told a fib to his team about the importance of last night's opening game with Lenape School District rival Cherokee. Gushue gave his team the speech before the contest that the opener wasn't a must-win game. Even though the seniors had never beaten Cherokee and had lost the previous two games over the last two years by two points, that wasn't supposed to matter. Read more →


CELEBRATING ½ WAY TO ST. PATRICK'S DAY THE GLOUCESTER CITY WAY Two hundred thousand welcomes!! GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – The 3rd Annual Gloucester City Shamrock Festival is sure to spark excitement along the Delaware River Waterfront today, Saturday as visitors celebrate halfway to St. Patrick's Day. Sponsored by the Gloucester City Irish Society and the Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone, the event takes place at the Gloucester City Marina on King Street where visitors can enjoy a celebration of Irish culture through music, dance, food and live entertainment for all ages. Other major contributors include click link Coors Light, Guinness... Read more →

Gloucester City's Schooner christen Today 11 AM

By Bill Cleary At 11 AM today (Saturday) the City of Gloucester City will officially christen the new schooner, The Northwind/Saoirese Ceallaigh pronounced SEER-Shuh Kail-ay, meaning freedom from strife at the former Coast Guard Base, (Freedom Pier) King and Cumberland Streets and the Delaware River waterfront. The City's Shamrock Festival is also being held today. Councilman Nick Marchese was asked how the City government chose the name for the vessel. He explained the idea for it came about during a discussion among the mayor, council members and City Administrator Paul Kain. Marchese said, “This Irish name using two words, Freedom,... Read more →

NJSIAA realignment hits snag

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer Gloucester Catholic principal John Colman, a member of the executive committee, said the issue would be further discussed at the organization's Oct. 8 meeting. In the meantime, members of the Realignment Committee are scheduled to reconvene to discuss adjusting the proposal to address concerns raised during yesterday's meeting. The proposal could go to the executive committee for vote Oct. 8, although there appears to be sentiment to table the vote and push to start of the proposed realignment to the 2010-11 school year to allow for further discussion and adjustment. Read more →

Pleasantville football preview

Link: PressofAtlanticCity The Greyhounds opened each of the last two years with Absegami and St. Joseph in the first two weeks. Absegami was runner-up in South Jersey Group IV before opening with Pleasantville two years ago and was the defending South Jersey Group IV champion before last year's opener. The Wildcats won the state Non-Public II coming into 2006 and 2007. Read more →


Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/11/2008. Shawnee shocked South Jersey when the Renegades won the Tournament of Champions on Nov. 18 at the College of New Jersey. Shawnee, the South Jersey Group 3 titlist, defeated Oak Knoll, the North 1 Group 1 champ, 3-0. Oak Knoll, the little engine that could, had derailed powerful Eastern, 3-2, in overtime in a TOC semifinal four days earlier, making headlines throughout the state. The Royals from Summit stopped Eastern's 204-game winning streak against New Jersey teams, which spanned nine years. While the defeat was a crushing blow to Eastern, Shawnee's victory was a crowning... Read more →

Lest We Forget-This Day in History

Link: Coast Guard News: September 11th, 2008 September 11, 20001 - Terrorist hijacked four commercial jets and then crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside. Here’s a look at that day in history, through the eyes of U.S. Coast Guard photographers. Click Link to see more photos Read more →

Gloucester City: Boat owner casts his lot with revitalization plans

Link: Courier-Post. GLOUCESTER CITY — Lawrence Fluehr believes in this city's revitalization plans for its waterfront so much that he has opened an office here for his Philadelphia-based charter cruise line. Fluehr is now docking his boat, which serves as an office for his business of more than 30 years, on the city's Delaware River waterfront. That gives him a presence in South Jersey where most of his pleasure-boating trips originate. A revitalization effort is aimed at transforming the waterfront into an Irish-themed village with restaurants, shops and offices, in addition to housing along King Street. Read more →

Dick Patrick the USA's Track Writer

Link: ramscrosscountry: In the 1980's, before the internet and blogs, there was no place like Dick Patrick has covered Track and Field for the USA Today for 22 years The USA Today for those interested in the latest track and running news. The national paper's coverage of the sport was top notch from the start-- featuring the top ten finisher listings for each state for the Boston and New York marathons and the knowledgeable, crisp writing of Dick Patrick. Twenty two years later the state by state listings are a quaint thing of the past, but luckily for track fans... Read more →

Brett Matter Inducted into South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame

Link: A two-time All-American (1999-2000), Matter had tremendous success in EIWA competition. Penn’s only four-time EIWA Champion, he was named EIWA Outstanding Freshman in 1996 and in 2000 was the recipient of the John Fletcher Memorial Trophy as the wrestler who made the greatest contribution to the EIWA Tournament. The 2000 season also saw Matter earn the distinction of being named EIWA Outstanding Wrestler. In 19996, in addition to his EIWA Outstanding Rookie honor, he was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was named first-team All-Ivy three times (1996, 1997 and 2000). His 128 career wins place... Read more →

Gloucester City School District to Receive Funding for repairs

Media Release The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) and the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) are implementing the next phase of a joint initiative to address projects in more than 100 schools requiring immediate repair in the state’s special-needs districts. The Gloucester City Board of Education was pleased upon learning that Gloucester City School District will receive funds for three projects. The districts were given instruction to evaluate all their facilities for potential emergent conditions (health-and-safety type conditions requiring immediate action) and provide the information to DOE. Site visits involving the DOE, SDA, the Department of Community Affairs... Read more →