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October 2008

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 →


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.... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Bellmawr Resident/GCHS graduate Greg Burke earning respect | padres.com: News

Link: padres.com: News. A New Jersey native, Burke underwent Tommy John surgery while a sophomore in college and never quite returned to his old form until his fifth year of school. "I'd had a couple of looks in the Drafts -- in fact, the Padres were one of the teams looking at me -- but I didn't get picked, which was a little disheartening," he said. "But I also knew at that point that I was pitching the best I'd ever pitched." After signing with... Read more →

Anthony Parisi and other Patients, kin tell of abuse at hospital

Link: APP.com | Asbury Park Press. February 18, 2008 Anthony Parisi, 39, of Gloucester City. Parisi, a former patient, is also a former Golden Gloves boxer who is proudest of pictures taken of him posing with the Los Angeles Lakers cheerleaders. But in March 2007, depressed that his boxing career hadn't panned out, he spent time in Ancora. Parisi said he witnessed a sexual assault of a young woman while he was in the hospital. Link: Courier Post "They definitely sell contraband to the patients.... Read more →

LOUISE SALERNO of Brooklawn, age 75, member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation

Memorial Services were held for Louise Salerno, (nee Pannullo), 75, of Brooklawn, who died September 30, 2008. Mrs. Salerno was born in Vineland, NJ and was a member of the Woodbury Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation where she enjoyed ministry and teaching the Bible. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Survived by her son Nicholas (Karen) of Mickleton; a sister Nancy Eubanks of Vineland; 2 grandchildren Anthony and Nicole and3 great grandchildren. Read more →

Debra Taylor, age 51, of Gloucester City

TAYLOR Debra P. on October 18, 2008, (nee Coveleski) of Gloucester City, NJ. Age51 years. Loving companion for many years of Dennis Chapman. Beloved mother of Tracy Taylor, Jeffrey (Jessica) Taylor, Kiesha Spavlik, Tamara Spavlik, William P. Spavlik, Jr. and Debra N. Chapman. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Brandon Mahoney, Aiden Dolson, Jeffrey , Jr., Alyssa and Joseph Taylor, her mother Frances Coveleski, her brother Joseph Coveleski, and sister Frances Nelson. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Thursday evening from 6:00... Read more →

Gloucester City NJ-CHEERS to Mustang Cheerleaders!

KUDOS!The Gloucester City Mustang Cheerleaders participated in the recent City Clean Up Day. The girls worked around the Water Street and Jersey Avenue area. There were over 25 girls who came out to support this worthy endeavor. photo submitted............if you have a photo you like to share send it to BillGCN@verizon.net . There is no charge to have posted on ClearysNoteBook.com Read more →

Phillies know to stay loose

Image via Wikipedia Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/21/2008. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Phillies gathered as a group near third base yesterday afternoon at Tropicana Field, where bench coach Jimy Williams pointed toward the white roof and four catwalks that encircle it. He was explaining the ground rules. Image via Wikipedia Related articles by Zemanta Phillies' Geoff Jenkins Welcomes New Baby and Pennant Rays hold firm to see off Red Sox in decider The Angryville Chronicles: Stories About Philadelphia's Ferociously Loyal, Amusingly Vile Fanbase [World... Read more →

ANOTHER HERO: Sgt. Federico G. Borjas, 33, of San Diego, Calif.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Federico G. Borjas, 33, of San Diego, Calif., died Oct. 16 in Bermel District Center, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Command, San Diego, Calif. Read more →

Elizabeth Marcellina, of Bellmawr, Longtime Parishioner of Saint Maurice R.C. Church in Brooklawn

MARCELLINA Elizabeth J. “Betty” On October 19, 2008. Age 72. (nee Fatula). Of Bellmawr. Loving wife of 47 years to the late Andrew N. Marcellina. Loving mother of Michael J. Marcellina of Bellmawr. Loving grandmother of Andrea Nicole and Hannah M. Dear sister of Sister Lorraine Fatula of Holy Family Convent and sister-in-law of Josephine Vardakas of Plymouth Meeting, PA. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia and was a longtime resident of Bellmawr. She was a faithful and devoted... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for October 23rd

Anthony Parisi Arrested Again, Charged With Making Terroristic Threats Spaventa Says Gloucester City Schools Are ‘Very Safe’ Go Phillies! Can They Win World Series? Baseball analysis, and hope, from Publisher Albert Countryman Jr. City Planning Board Allows D.J. ‘s Auto To Rent Upstairs For Commercial Use Read more →

Phillies World Series Preview

Link: Philly News - Philly Mag. As the Phillies (and the city) gear up for Game 1 on October 22nd, it’s a perfect time to look back at our recent coverage of the team. Robert Huber’s April 2007 profile “Ryan Howard Is Not a Creep, a Cheat, a Liar or a Fraud” proved to be a prescient look at the first baseman’s ups and downs with the bat since his 2006 MVP year: Read more →

Not raining on their parade

Link: southphillyreview.com. The Columbus Day Parade Oct. 12, which featured Mummer String Bands, marchers and dancers from local schools, Boy Scouts, Italian-made cars and performers, was in jeopardy of not making its 51st year, but the local Italian-American community united to keep the tradition intact. Organized primarily by the Sons of Italy under the nonprofit Columbus Day Committee, the parade, and its accompanying Italian-American Festival at Marconi Plaza, accommodated the roughly 12,000 spectators, its largest audience to-date and up from last year’s 8,000, Sons of... Read more →

Camden County GOP hopefuls to try again

Image via Wikipedia Link: | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/18/2008. A Republican hasn't served on the Camden County freeholder board since the last time the Phillies went to the World Series, so two perennial GOP candidates are hoping the Phillies' luck rubs off on them Nov. 4. Camden City activist, social worker and teacher Mary I. Cortes is running for her fourth and, she says, last time alongside Alice J. Wood, who ran last year as a Republican candidate. Related articles by Zemanta The Fix Is... Read more →

Raw Video/Deptford v. Gloucester Catholic Oct. 18

Link: ClearysNoteBook.com With the win over Deptford the Rams improved their record to 5-0. Next game is Friday Oct 24 @ Cumberland at 7:00pm. Channel 19 Gloucester City will have the entire game for more information visit their website www.geocities.com/gloutv19/ Related Another Big Win for Rams ............................Catholic Stays Perfect with Win Over Deptford youtube.com Read more →

Another big win for the Rams, beat Deptford 30-0....

Saturday, October 18th, John Lynch Field, Market Street and Rt. 130 GLOUCESTER CITY-Touchdowns by Rams Pat Schuhl, Zach Barlage, Ryan Alcott (Gloucester City resident), Pat Hines (Gloucester City resident).... Sean Gartland (Gloucester City resident) blocked a punt into the endzone for a safety. Next game is Friday Oct 24 @ Cumberland at 7:00pm. The Rams improved their record to 5-0. ~Ryan Murphy Gloucester Catholic Assistant AD Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester Catholic's offense soars Gloucester Catholic on CNB RAMS ALUMNI ON CNB In Life, there... Read more →

Tips and Snippets: Graffiti, Professional Posts up for grabs, Term Limits for Politicians, New Business Arrives

GLOUCESTER CITY-Bill Waters who has been writing about the graffiti problem in Gloucester City is continuing his crusade to bring it to the forefront so that the City launches an all out campaign to clean up these eyesores. Bill writes, “The "artwork" on the RR control box at Monmouth Street has been recently expanded--now filling the entire "canvas" and was not included in the photos that I gave to you last month; and the red "Eat Me" directly across from the mayor's residence is a... Read more →

McCann-Healey Funeral Home Offering Two New Programs

By Albert Countryman Jr. Gloucester City News Human beings living in unison with Planet Earth and concerns about global warming are topics and issues now discussed around the world. Here in Gloucester City, McCann-Healey Funeral Home is taking action by introducing its new "Dust to Dust" Earth-Friendly Funeral Service. "We have recognized that clients are environmentally conscious concerning death care," said Manager and Funeral Director John A. Healey IV. "We use biodegradable wooden caskets, reusable rental caskets for viewings before cremations, and we limit chemical... Read more →

Wilfred A. Arce, age 54, of Gloucester City

ARCE Wilfred A. Suddenly, On October 16, 2008. Age 54. Of Gloucester City. Beloved Son of Maria Mercaeo and the late Louis Arce. Beloved companion of Malinda Merrill. Devoted father of Cindy (Gary) Ellis, Wilfredo A. Arce. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Lauren, Justin and Zachary. Dear Brother of Hector, Johnny, Carmen and Wilda. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Monday Evening from 5 to 7 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Catholic... Read more →

War Casualty:Sgt. John M. Penich, 25, of Beach Park, Ill

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. John M. Penich, 25, of Beach Park, Ill., died Oct. 16 in Karangol Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation. Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Ram Tough

Link: Philadelphia Daily News In their 4-0 start, the Rams have piled up 183 points. "We really have good wideouts [George Spingler and Jacob Yates], a good tight end [Steven Rotella] and [quarterback] Zach [Barlage] has been throwing the ball great. Plus our backfied of Pat Schuhl and Alex Christ has been terrific," coach Tony Garczynski said. "And our offensive line has done a great job, too. Related articles by Zemanta In Life, There is No Easy Way Out Gloucester Catholic on CNB RAMS ALUMNI... Read more →