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October 2008

American Hero: Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf, 36, of Framingham, Mass

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf, 36, of Framingham, Mass., died Oct. 29, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta As Wars Lengthen, Toll on Military Families Mounts Iraq War Vets Return With Lung Disease Read more →


Braves' ground attack a worry for Gloucester Catholic

Link: CourierPostOnline.com | Courier-Post. The Gloucester Catholic Rams (6-0), No. 6 in the Small Schools Top 10, can secure at least a share of the division title with a victory. And with one division game left next week against Highland, another win would give them the outright title.If Williamstown were to win, the Braves would need to defeat Cumberland next week to secure at least a share. That, combined with a victory over Delsea on Thanksgiving, would give them the title outright. And with the playoff cutoff set for next Saturday, there are power points to be earned in hopes of securing a home playoff game. Related: Gloucester Catholic High School Gloucester City High School Sports Read more →


Brooklawn NJ: Congratulations to Captain Steve Saymon

Congratulations to Brooklawn Police Sgt. Steve Saymon who was sworn in as Captain of the Boro Police Department at ceremonies held on October 30, 2008 at Boro Hall. Administering the oath of office, Mayor Soubasis. Above: The Captain’s wife Sonia held the Bible as their son’s Adam and Andrew looked on. Right, Andrew and Adam pin the Captain's Bars on their father. Kudos to Adam who recently graduated from Army boot camp. Related articles by Zemanta Category: Brooklawn Boro of Brooklawn website Brooklawn Police Dept. Website Westville and National Park Police Departments Merge Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA’S FALL TURKEY SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY

Image via Wikipedia Link: Pennsylvania Game Commission Release #118-08. HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the opening day of wild turkey season Saturday. And finding birds this fall may be easier than it was last year. “Wild turkey hunting is one of Pennsylvania’s premiere outdoor experiences,” said PGC Executive Director Carl G. Roe. “The satisfaction derived from calling in and taking a game bird that can see you twitch at 50 yards is a fulfillment that veteran hunters never tire of and new turkey hunters can’t wait to experience. “The good news for this fall is that we believe there are great opportunities for wild turkey hunters throughout the state. But, as always, pre-season scouting and planning will be imp Image via Wikipediaortant to your hunting success.” Season lengths vary in the state's Wildlife Management... Read more →


Raw Video/Lions over Schalick 32-14; Hans rushes for 323 Yards

Hans had just over 100 yards in the first half as the Lions led 14-0. But the senior broke a 59-yard TD run early in the third quarter and after Schalick responded with a four-yard score by Jon Goldsboro, Hans broke free for a 64-yard gain leading to an Ian Harter TD. clipped from www.youtube.com Read more →


Breaking News: Train Derails in Gloucester City

photos and caption by Bill Cleary A CSX cargo train carrying rolls of paper and food items for businesses in the Bellmawr Industrial Park derailed in Gloucester City today shortly after 12 noon. The accident occurred on Johnson Blvd. near the City’s Little League and Softball fields. According to the engineer the tracks the train is riding on were laid in 1916. “The boxcars today are too large and are carrying much heavier loads. The rails are nearly 100 years old. They were not built for boxcars this size. They should be replaced.” The engineer said no one was injured. And there was no danger to the public. CSX was notified of the accident and was sending out a crew to right the boxcar and fix the rails. CATEGORY BREAKING NEWS CATEGORY GLOUCESTER CITY Related articles by Zemanta Brooklawn Residents - Be on Alert for Burglar Gloucester City NJ-CHEERS to... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Public Schools Upcoming events

NOVEMBER 2nd – Daylight Savings Time Ends 5th – First Marking Period Ends 6th – PTO Burger King Cashola 4-8 pm 6th & 7th - NJEA Convention Schools Closed 10th - B.O.E. Meeting -7:30 Kershaw Media Center 14th – Report Card Day Craft/Snack Sale Mary Bray 18th - PTO Meeting 7:00PM MB Media Center 21st, 24th, 25th - Parent Conferences Grades K-8 -12:30 dismissal – No Lunches Served Pre-School – Schedule unchanged 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins 12:30 Dismissal No lunches served 27th & 28th – SCHOOLS CLOSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING The week of November 17 is American Education Week. November 19 and 20 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. will be the days and times our schools will be open for Parent Visitation. Pre-School Parents will receive a separate schedule from the teacher Parent–teacher conference time is quickly approaching. The conference dates for this year are: Friday, November 21st Monday, November 24th Tuesday,... Read more →


GAME COMMISSION RELEASES LATEST TEST RESULTS OF ALLEGED MOUNTAIN LION ATTACK HARRISBURG

Image via Wikipedia Link: Pennsylvania Game Commission Release #119-08. - In announcing the most recent results of its ongoing investigation into an alleged mountain lion attack on Oct. 9, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced tests conducted on a knife allegedly used by Samuel Fisher, 42, of Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, were positive for human blood. The tests were conducted by East Stroudsburg University in Monroe County. On Oct. 20, the Game Commission announced that tests conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab determined that samples collected from multiple sites the scene of the alleged attack tested negative for blood. Further tests are being conducted by the State Police Crime Lab to determine what the substance is. Game Commission officials were called to an area of Mount Pleasant Road, when Fisher alleged to have shot one large cat and then was attacked and injured by a second large cat... Read more →


Another Hero: 1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista, 32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: DoD Identifies Marine Casualty. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista, 32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., died Oct. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Read more →


Mt. Ephraim: Calendar of events for the months of December, January, February and March are as follows:

10/28/08 PRESS RELEASE: December 11th R.W. Kershaw Holiday Concert December 12th Interims Issued December 23rd Early Dismissal – Holiday Vacation Begins December 24th – 31st Schools Closed – Holiday Vacation January 1st & 2nd Schools Closed – Holiday Vacation January 5th Schools Reopen January 19th Schools Closed – Martin Luther King Day January 20th PTO Meeting January 23rd End of 2nd Marking Period January 30th Report Cards Issued February 12th Jump Rope for Heart Event February 13th Schools Closed – Teacher’s In-service February 16th Schools Closed – Presidents’ Day February 17th PTO Meeting February 25th & 26th Kindergarten and PreSchool Registration February 27th Interims Issued March 27th End of 3rd Marking Period Category Mt. Ephraim Boro of Mt. Ephraim Website Mount Ephraim Links Mount Ephraim Fire Department Mount Ephraim Police Department Mount Ephraim Police Reserves Inc. (MEPRI) Mount Ephraim Public Schools Mount Ephraim Celebration Committee Mount Ephraim War Memorial Mount... Read more →


Gloucester City: STORM DAMAGE

Gloucester City- A 25-foot tree was blown over by the wind and landed in the middle of the block of 800 Chambers Avenue. The 40 to 50 mile wind gusts was also responsible for knocking over a sign at the intersection of Klemm Avenue and RT 130 south at Gormleys ( Haddon Twp border) . October 28, 2008, around 1800 hours by Steven Skipton Photography Related articles by Zemanta Breaking News: Chatham Square Tenant Arrested Again for Terroristic Threats HS Football-Gloucester Catholic over Kingsway 42-35 Glocuester City: Anthony Parisi Jailed for False Public Alarm & Obstruction Read more →


May his memory truly be eternal/Major Ed "Too Tall" Freeman

article submitted by Pete McGlade, Key Largo, Florida Honor.....simply put, A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve– is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America', for an amount of 'up to and including his life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it. -- Author Unknown We Were Soldiers Once You're an 18 or 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965. LZ Xray, Vietnam. Your Infantry Unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in. You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're... Read more →


Siena is the Top Choice for the 2008-09 Season

Image via Wikipedia Link: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Edison, NJ - Siena College, which won its third school championship title last season and advanced to the second round of the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, is the league’s top choice to win the 2008-09 conference title, according to the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Saints, led by fourth-year head coach Fran McCaffery, have several veterans from last year’s NCAA squad to help Siena earn back-to-back league titles. Leading the effort will be a trio of All-MAAC picks – senior guard Kenny Hasbrouck, junior guard/forward Edwin Ubiles and junior forward Alex Franklin. Close on their heels will be Fairfield University. Third-year head coach Ed Cooley has his top seven players returning from last year’s squad, eager to make a trip to the Big Dance. Senior guards Jonathan Han and Herbie Allen, as well as junior forwards Anthony Johnson and... Read more →


American Heroes:Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey, 22, of Canton, Ohio/Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco, 35, of Bartlett, Ill

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 27 in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated explosives as they were preparing to enter a building. Killed were: Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey, 22, of Canton, Ohio, who was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco, 35, of Bartlett, Ill., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill. Read more →


Working Dogs, Handlers Share Special Bond

By Susan Huseman Special to American Forces Press Service STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 28, 2008 - A military working dog team here is waiting to find out whether a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Moreno of the 554th Military Police Company puts Brando, a 7-year old German shepherd, through the paces at an obstacle course for military working dogs at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany. U.S. Army photo by Brandon Beach (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Staff Sgt. Cully Parr, a dog handler with the 554th Military Police Company Military Working Dog Section, was deployed to Afghanistan with Rex, an 11-year-old Belgium Malinois shepherd, when they were attacked by insurgents. "We were caught up in a two-hour firefight – where we were engaged by the enemy with indirect fire and small arms fire – during a town hall meeting for... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines for Oct. 30

Presidential Election Tuesday, November 4, Plus Candidates For Local Towns, Including Westville Honoring St. Francis, Church of the Ascension Blesses Animals Trick Or Treat And Curfew Hours for Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Westville and Mount Ephraim Plus, Halloween Safety Tips From The Gloucester City Police Department Brooklawn Will Form Neighborhood Watch Brooklawn Looking To Change Landlord Rental Application To Conform With Borough Regulations Gloucester City Council, And Police, Address Juvenile Delinquent Behavior. Read more →


Charles B. Hirst, Jr. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. Lifelong Resident of Gloucester City/Vietnam War Veteran

HIRST Charles B. Jr. On October 24, 2008. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Judith A. (nee Schafer). Beloved father of Anthony C. Hirst (Lisa) of Brooklawn, Tara C. Coyle (Robert) of Brooklawn, Nicole S. Daisey (Owen) of Blackwood, Lorine M. Hirst of Gloucester City, Brad C. Hirst (Tammy) of Glenside, PA and Kristen R. Hirst. Cherished grandfather of 10. Dear Brother of Carl C. Hirst, Sr. of Gloucester City. Charles was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday Evening from 7 to 9 pm and Thursday morning from 9 am to 10:15 am at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Cremation is... Read more →


Eleanor Warren Gordon, Age 70, of Boston, Mass. Formerly of Matawan, NJ

GORDON Eleanor Warren On October 24, 2008. Age 70. Of Boston, Massachusetts. Formerly of Matawan, NJ. Loving wife of the late Alan M. Gordon. Beloved mother of Sherry Gordon and Steven Gordon, Esq. Eleanor was born in Providence, RI and attended Pembroke College at Brown University and received her B.S. Degree in Physics from Drew University. Interment with her late husband, Alan in Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge. Family requests memorial donations in Eleanor's memory to Jewish Family Services of MetroWest: Main Office: 256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Please write in memo: Eleanor Warren Gordon. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website www.mccannhealey.com under online obituaries of Eleanor Warren Gordon. Funeral arrangements and inquiries may be made through: McCann Healey Funeral HOme, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City NJ 08030 phone 856-456-1142. Read more →


Another Hero: Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore., died Oct. 24 at the National in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered on October 16 in Baqubah, Iraq, when he received indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Image via Wikipedia Related articles by Zemanta VP candidates' sons headed to Iraq DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C. Read more →


Hans runs wild in Lions' victory -

Link: - NJ.com..........................See Photo Gallery Gloucester High School running back Zach Hans had 31 carries during Saturday's 32-14 win over Tri-County Conference Classic Division opponent Schalick, amassing 324 yards and three touchdowns. Hans had just over 100 yards in the first half as the Lions led 14-0. But the senior broke a 59-yard TD run early in the third quarter and after Schalick responded with a four-yard score by Jon Goldsboro, Hans broke free for a 64-yard gain leading to an Ian Harter TD. GHS 2008 Homecoming Queen Jessica Lindsay.............See Photo Gallery Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City High School Lions Alumni Film GHS v Glassboro photos Category Sports Raw video/Lions over Schalick Read more →


South Jersey Veteran With PTSD Decides To Help Others

Link: MTV News. From 2003 to 2007, 40,000 returning veterans were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to CNN. Everyone with PTSD experiences the condition differently, and quite often they don't even recognize they have it right away. Bryan Adams, a 24-year-old Army veteran, didn't know he had PTSD when he came home from a year-long tour in Iraq in 2004. Adams settled back in with his family near Camden, New Jersey, and went through his days much like he did before he joined the Army. He enrolled in the local community college, hung out with his friends and dated girls. Related articles by Zemanta Iraq vets and PTSD: No simple answers The Ultimate Sacrifice Read more →


Another Hero: Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa., died Oct. 23 of non-combat related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta Names of the Dead Iraq War by the Numbers US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,118 Read more →


Vicious Dog Pack Attack on a Florida Gator

Image by DeusXFlorida via Flickr Perhaps you have seen this; it's been circulating on the Internet. If not, be prepared for a shock. At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty. The alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the "apex predator" in it's natural eco-system, can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight-knit social structure and "survival of the fittest pack mentality", bred into the canines over the last several hundreds of years by natural selection. Image by Stoper via Flickr See this remarkable photograph below courtesy of Nature Magazine. Photo, right, Florida sunset Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator preventing it from breathing, while the remainder of the pack prevents the beast from rolling. Not for the squeamish... Read more →


Defense spurs Rams to victory

Link: - NJ.com. The Rams put together their third straight impressive performance on defense during a 28-14 victory over Cumberland Regional on Friday in a Tri-County Royal Division game. For a team that has averaged 42 points per game, Gloucester Catholic is developing into team that can keep teams off the scoreboard, too. Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester Catholic on CNB RAMS ALUMNI ON CNB Read more →


Another Hero: Cpl. Adrian Robles, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Adrian Robles, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb., died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Lance Cpl. San Sim, 23, of Santa Ana, Calif., died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Related articles by Zemanta Pentagon Extends Tour of Marines in Afghanistan Marine Regiment First To Serve 5th Tour In Iraq Read more →


Another Hero: Spc. Deon L. Taylor, 30, of Bronx, N.Y.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Deon L. Taylor, 30, of Bronx, N.Y., died Oct. 22 in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y. Related articles by Zemanta Seven years later: Remembrance and resolve Judge: Italy cannot put GI on trial in agent's death Today's Department of Defense release for Nathan Cox, Iowa fatality in Afghanistan Read more →


Memories/Growing Up in Gloucester City in the 50's and 60's

By Bill Yeager You asked me about the Gloucester Diner and I have been thinking about it. I will tell you what I remember about the Gloucester Diner and the other places we would hang out back in the day. Photo:Although this is not the Gloucester Diner this is what it looked like in the 1950's There were originally two (2) Gloucester City Diners (I think). The first one was like an old trolley car or railroad car across from the Twin Bar between Market and Powell Streets. Kings Drug store was on Market Street across from the Twin Bar. A Merit Gas Station was on the south corner of Market and Broadway and the little dingy diner was next to the Merit station. I was only in there a few times because it was very dirty looking and the coffee tasted like swill. Then they built the new Gloucester... Read more →


Chuckles: Calmness in our Lives

I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.' So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how good I feel right now. Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace... Submitted by Cathy Gottert... Read more →


Hope and (Ex)Change

Link: Philadelphia City Paper In the state of Pennsylvania, it is illegal to buy, sell or distribute syringes without a prescription. But people who inject drugs — likely tens of thousands in the metropolitan region, according to one estimate — need to find their needles somewhere. One place to get them is on the Avenue — that is, on the street. But street needles might not be clean. There is another way: Drug users can go to a van staffed by the nonprofit Prevention Point Philadelphia and exchange a dirty needle for a guaranteed-clean one. Related articles by Zemanta Philadelphia: Natural Disaster-Free Since Forever (Not Counting The Street Administration, PGW, M. Night's Latest, Or The Reid Brothers) Read more →


Angry farmers take aim at state bear rules (and more)

Link: - NJ.com. The crop circles in Tom Brodhecker's cornfields are no unearthly mystery. They are signs of an increasingly brazen bear population that has been feeding on the crops and livestock of farmers in northwestern New Jersey. Farmers in Sussex and Warren counties say the voracious bears have been in their fields for a decade but are getting worse. And they have increased tensions between farmers and environmental regulators about when and how often property owners can use lethal means -- usually shotguns -- to address the problem. Related articles by Zemanta Financial crisis hits pheasant and partridge shooting CNB Category: Hunting and Fishing Read more →


Roman Gajzewski - Wasowicz, Age 62. Of West Deptford Township. Employee of C.W. Brown Company in Mount Royal

GAJZEWSKI – WASOWICZ Roman Suddenly, On October 19, 2008. Age 62. Of West Deptford Township. Loving husband of 41 years to Halina Gajzewska – Wasowicz. Beloved father of Ilona Tamous. Roman was born in Poland and lived in West Deptford Township. He worked 23 years at C.W. Brown Company as a factory worker in Mount Royal. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Catholic Rite of Committal and Inurnment on Monday 3 pm at Eglington Cemetery: 320 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ 08020. There will be no visitation. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website www.mccannhealey.com under online obituaries of Roman Gajzewski-Wasowicz. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Gloucester Catholic & St. Mary's Cross Country News

GO PHILLIES-The Gloucester Catholic and St Marys cross country teams, of Gloucester City NJ, got together recently to run over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Both teams wore their phillies gear. Photo provided by Jack Heath. If you have a photo to share send it to BillGCN@verizon.net RELATED: Gloucester Catholic Cross Country Gloucester Catholic High School Read more →


Gloucester City Council Meeting Agenda, Thursday, October 23, 2008

8 PM Thursday, October 23, 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. 5. Resolutions R275 Resolution of Condolence – Richard Geiser R276 Resolution of Condolence – William Brown R277 Authorizing Refund of Key Deposit for Gloucester City Marina R278 Authorizing an Interlocal Services Agreement Between the Gloucester City Board of Education and the City of Gloucester City R279 Authorizing Handicapped Parking Spaces: Removing 220 N. King Street R280 Authorizing Endorsement of Treatment Works Approval Application 6. Ordinances: for first reading this evening with second reading and public hearing to be held... Read more →


Another Hero: Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden, 22, of North Canton, Ohio

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden, 22, of North Canton, Ohio, died Oct. 19 from injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. She was assigned to 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta Californian wildfires Los Angeles residents pray for lighter winds Read more →


Phillies begin Series quest with victory

Image via Wikipedia Link: phillies.com: News. ST. PETERSBURG -- Enduring deafening cowbell sounds clanging off Tropicana Field's walls Wednesday night, the Phillies still managed to hear echoes of 1980. Bringing their own rhythm to the 2008 World Series, notably the beating of the ball off Chase Utley's lumber and the hollow slicing of air waving at Cole Hamels' changeup, the Phillies squeaked out a 3-2 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. Complete Coverage So began a quest for Philadelphia that can end successfully with just three more wins. The Phillies recorded their 100th win of 2008 and need what they hope will be a truly grand total 103 to claim their first World Series title since '80. When the Series continues with Thursday's Game 2 at Tropicana Field, history is on the Phils' side, as 10 of the past 11 Game 1 victors have gone... Read more →


Gloucester City: Mayor and Council Working on Graffiti Problem

Gloucester City Mayor William James released the following statement regarding the ongoing graffiti problem in our community. It reads as follows, “Yes I am outraged and furious over the graffiti in town and mayor and council have been working with the public works department in an identification of location, photographing for documentation and evidential purposes, removal and monitoring. “ Furthermore we do have ordinances and state laws that prohibit this type of destructive behavior and are and have been investigating more aggressive ordinances throughout the state as well as doing legal research on some of our own ideas like the prohibition of possession of all devices capable of aiding a person to commit an act of graffiti such as Sharpies, Permanent Markers, and spray paint. “We would like to incorporate an age restriction and "a for no lawful purpose" clause as well as substantial fines and a parental responsibility clause... Read more →


Broadway Redevelopment Committee Picks Up The Pace

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-The Broadway Redevelopment Committee is an ad hoc mayoral committee that has been meeting for the past year to help revitalize the Gloucester City's downtown business district. Members of the committee include: Bob Booth, Albert Countryman, Bill Fisher, Richard Flynn, Mike Hall, Bill Labbree and Dave Stallwood. Thus far, members of the committee have worked with the city to secure 52 ornamental lights that are currently being installed on Broadway. Also, the committee has worked with consultant Mark Lohbauer of the JGSC Group to complete a Business Improvement District Feasibility Study for the downtown area from Powell to Middlesex on Broadway and from Atlantic to the railroad tracks on Monmouth. The committee's motto is "Pick Up the Pace," and feedback will always be gratefully received by any member of the committee as they seek to revitalize our downtown business and shopping area and better serve the residents of... Read more →


Harry Stevens, of Gloucester City, Avid Fisherman, Hunter, loved his Neighbors

STEVENS Harry Suddenly, On October 19, 2008. Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 46 years to the late Margaret J. “Peg” (Nee Chorzelewski). Devoted father of William C. Stevens (Tamara) of Gloucester City and Timothy R. Stevens (Allison Croge) of Bridgeport. Cherished grandfather of Corey D. Stevens, Melissa H. Stevens and Michael Croge. Dear Brother of Clifford Stevens (Janet) of Delaware and Charles Stevens (Dorothy) of Berlin. Born Vernon Harry Stevens, He was known to all as Harry. He worked for Knox-Gellatin in Camden for over 25 years and then as a Plant Supervisor for AMSPEC in Gloucester City for 15 years. Harry was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved selling his goods at the Berlin Mart on Weekends. He truly loved being part of the Baynes Avenue Neighborhood and loved his neighbors. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Friday, November 14 from... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Superintendent NJASA Compliance

Mr. Joseph G. Rafferty ,Sr. Mt. Ephraim School District Complying with NJASA's Full Disclosure Initiative Dear Mt. Ephraim School District – October 21, 2008 - New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) Executive Director Richard G. Bozza, Ed.D announces that Superintendent's/School Administrator's Joseph G. Rafferty Sr. is complying with the NJASA's full disclosure initiative to provide communities with the educational background of school superintendents and school administrators. The NJASA, which represents approximately 1,000 state superintendents and school administrators, initiated the campaign to assure the residents of Mt. Ephraim that their educational leader is qualified to serve as the district's Chief Education Officer. Mr. Joseph G. Rafferty Sr. earned a BA in Sociology and Minor a in Criminal Justice from Cook College Rutgers University, a Master's in Educational Leadership from Rider University, and an additional doctoral course work in Educational Leadership at Immaculata University. The combination of Mr. Joseph G. Rafferty's... Read more →


Eagles try another fullback

Image via Wikipedia Link: Phillyburbs The latest in a long line of fullbacks to join the Eagles is Eckel, a Philadelphia native and former Navy star who spent last year with the Patriots and has been out of football since the Pats released him on Sept. 22. Exactly where Eckel fits in remains unclear. Head coach Andy Reid wasn't available for comment yesterday, and Eckel said the coaches didn't tell him yesterday after he signed what his role will be. Read more →


DRPA GETS PHILLIES FEVER

With Phillies Fever reaching epidemic proportions in the Delaware Valley, the Delaware River Port Authority has come down with the fever as well. As a result, the DRPA is making its facilities Phillies friendly. Banners are being placed on the west side of the Walt Whitman Bridge and westbound on the Ben Franklin Bridge cheering on the Phillies in the World Series. Toll collectors at the Walt Whitman Bridge can also be seen proudly wearing Phillies hats. Many are also sporting Phillies Jerseys as well. The Ben Franklin Bridge is also putting on its Phillies uniform and the bridge will have red and white lighting on the days of the Phillies World Series home games. Fans are encouraged to ride PATCO to the World Series. This weekend the South Philadelphia Sports Complex will be a busy place. The Flyers and Eagles both play home games and there will also be... Read more →


Another Hero: Airman Missing in Action From WWII Is Identified

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is 2nd Lt. Ray D. Packard, U.S. Army Air Forces, of Atwood, Calif. He will be buried on Oct. 22 in Prescott, Ariz. Representatives from the Army met with Packard’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. On Aug. 25, 1944, Packard was a pilot in a flight of 22 P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft that left the allied airfield at St. Lambert, France, to attack enemy airfields near Laon-Chambry, France. Enroute to their target, the fighter group was intercepted by more than 80 German fighters near... Read more →


CAROL A. SHEAHAN, age 64 of Deptford, formerly of Mt. Ephraim

Farewell Services were held for Carol A. Sheahan (nee Stutzenberg), 64, of Deptford, formerly of Mount Ephraim, who died October 5, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Carol leaves a legacy of love and devotion to her family and community throughout her life. Born in Camden, Carol was a longtime resident of Mount Ephraim where she served on the Board of Education and was a member of the Mount Ephraim Democratic Club; and proudly served as the first woman President of the Lions Club in Mount Ephraim. Carol was also a member of the Brooklawn American Legion Post #72 Ladies Auxiliary. Carol worked as a clerk for the Camden County Board of Elections until her retirement in 1999 after more than 15 years of service. Away from her work, Carol cherished the time she spent with her family especially her children and grandchildren. Carol is the beloved wife of... Read more →


Another Hero: Capt. Robert D. Lindenau, 39, of Camano Island, Wash.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: DoD Identifies Army Casualty. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Capt. Robert D. Lindenau, 39, of Camano Island, Wash., died Oct. 20 in Charbagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. He was assigned to the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Read more →


Another Hero: Spc. Justin A. Saint, 22, of Albertville, Ala.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: DoD Identifies Army Casualty. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Justin A. Saint, 22, of Albertville, Ala., died Oct. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta Australia Ends Iraq Combat Operations Read more →


Another Hero: Pfc. Heath K. Pickard, 21, of Palestine, Texas

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Heath K. Pickard, 21, of Palestine, Texas, died Oct. 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he received indirect fire in Baquaba, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Related articles by Zemanta Deployment Details Put Sarah Palin's Son in Jeopardy Read more →


Westville Council Busy During Brief Meeting/Clean is Green Saturday Oct. 25th

Image via Wikipedia By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Westville Borough Council President Michael Ledrich presided over last week's meeting in the absence of Mayor Russell Welsh, and Council approved an ordinance repealing a public intoxication law that was in the Borough Code Book. Several other New Jersey municipalities were challenged in the law that was deleted years ago by the state. This action by the governing body will alleviate any possible law suits for wrongful arrests. Council voted to receive payment from the TRICOJIF Joint Insurance Fund in the form of a check in the amount of $16,250, instead of having the amount go towards the next payment. Interest can then be accrued on the amount. In other business during the brief meeting, Councilman George Baker suggested that purchase procedures be carried out diligently. "Department heads should put in requests early enough to ensure that money is available for the... Read more →