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Raw Video/Deptford v. Gloucester Catholic Oct. 18

Link: 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 Related Another Big Win for Rams ............................Catholic Stays Perfect with Win Over Deptford 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 is no easy way out 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 recent add-on. “I find it amazing that the epicenter for graffiti in our town seems to be the mayor's intersection. Especially considering he's an ex-policeman, this shows the boldness of the perpetrators and the pervasiveness of the problem. “I voted for the mayor, and I think overall he's doing a very commendable job. But he's got to get outraged about this problem and understand how... 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 use in preparation," Healey said. "We are trying to meet our clients' needs and wants. Baby Boomers are extremely environmentally conscious and Earth friendly," said Healey, adding that the use of plastic, vinyl, marble/ceramic and semi-precious metals is discouraged. According to the mission statement of "Dust to Dust," the program is designed to: "Return our earthly remains to Mother Nature as intended. The program is... 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 Prayer Service 7 pm in the funeral home. Cremation is private at the request of the family. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website under online obituaries of Wilfred A. Arce. 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 →

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 ON CNB Read more →

Gloucester City: In Memory Lillian Voll (Rauchut)

Lillian Voll (Rauchut) ~ In Loving Memory of our Mother, Wife, Sister, Nan and Best Friend on her birthday. Lonely is the home without you, Life to us is not the same; All the world would be like heaven, If we could have you home again. No one knows how much we miss you; no one knows the bitter pain we have suffered since we lost you. In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear mother, wife, sister, nan and best friend which we do not think of you. Forever in our hearts…. Happy Birthday ~ We Love & Miss You So Very Much. Love, Your Family Read more →

CARL M. TOMAN, of Westville, age 95

Funeral Services were held for Carl M. Toman, 95, of Westville, who died September 25, 2008. Mr. Toman was born in Philadelphia and lived in Westville since 1950. He retired after 32 years of service as a mechanical engineer with Campbell Soup Company, Camden. Mr. Toman was a member of Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, Wenonah; member and Past Master of Florence Lodge No. 87 F.&A.M., Woodbury; Collingswood Consistory A.A.S.R.; Crescent Temple Shrine, Burlington, and he also served as Secretary for Germania Maennerchor, Cramer Hill. He enjoyed singing with the choir, traveling and collecting stamps. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Marie F. Toman, of Westville; his sisters-in-law, Martha Faulkner and Eleanore Nagler; his nieces and nephews, Kathleen and Ken, Bucky, Geraldine and Russ, Carl and Violet, Michael and Sherry, Joyce and Flossie and several other special family members. Mr. Toman was predeceased by his niece Carol... Read more →

Warren C. Campbell Of Milmont Park, PA. Proudly Served Our Country for 20 years in the U.S. Navy

CAMPBELL Warren C. On October 10, 2008. Age 74. Of Milmont Park, PA. Loving husband of the late Margaret Mary Campbell (nee Kelly). Devoted father of Michaelene Buddy, James M. (Dawn) Kelly, Margaret (Kenneth) Jansen, Karyn (Bob) Evans and George (Adair) Kelly, Jr. Loving grandfather of Tom, Todd, Jim, Steven, Jordan, Dylan, Ryan, Ken, Kelly, Sam, David (Jennifer), Ashley, Eric and Pamela. Great-grandfather of Angeliah and Shyla. Warren proudly served our county in the U.S. Navy. He worked many years as a diesel mechanic both in the Navy and also on trucks after his retirement from the Navy. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 am at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City, NJ . Phone: 856-456-1142. There will be no evening viewing. Religious Service 10 am in the funeral home officiated by Dr.... Read more →

Gloucester City Government Caucus Meeting Agenda

Thursday, October 16 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 Common Council of Gloucester City: The PCP shall occur at the beginning of each meeting; it shall be no longer than one half-hour in length; every person wishing to speak may do so once during the period for no longer than five minutes. No changes have been made for the... Read more →

Montclair H.S. football player dies following brain hemorrhage

Link: Ryne Dougherty, a 16-year-old Montclair High football player who suffered a brain hemorrhage during a recent game, has died after being removed from life support, officials said. Dougherty died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hackensack University Medical Center, said Nancy Radwin, a hospital spokeswoman. Dougherty was hospitalized Monday after tackling an opposing player during a game against Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey. Photo Ryne Dougherty from 2007 year book Read more →

Auld Dubliner, Irish Family Restaurant and Pub Grand Opening Thursday

photos by Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY-The Grand Opening of the Auld Dubliner, Irish Family Restaurant and Pub, located at 157 South Burlington Street, Gloucester City, will be held Thursday, October 16th. According to the Pub’s press release, “The Auld Dubliner is family oriented and focused on providing quality meals at a reasonable price. Our menu offers well balanced meals with heart healthy choices. Our lunch menu includes a daily $5 Lunch Special. We have discounted items for Happy Hour and Late Night along with our must see Dinner Menu. Our hours are Monday thru Saturday 11AM-2AM and Sunday noon to 10PM”. Click on photo to enlarge The public is invited to join in the Grand Opening celebration from 5 to 7 PM. Gloucester City Mayor William James along with Channel 19 will be on hand for the traditional Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Auld Dubliner Gloucester City NJ Related articles by Zemanta... Read more →

The Gloucester City Democrat Club Endorses Barack Obama for President

Photo and caption by Bill Cleary The local Democrat Club unveiled a new sign recently endorsing Senator Barack Obama for president and Senator Joe Biden for vice-president. The Gloucester City Democrat Club is located at Broadway and Monmouth Street. A few weeks ago there were a few comments posted on CNB calling the Democrats in Gloucester City “racist rednecks” because there were no Obama for president signs posted on the Club’s headquarters. At the time the reason given by one local Democrat was that those in charge of Mr. Obama’s campaign are using the monies on other things like costly television commercials. Related articles by Zemanta Clinton Says She Won't Run Again Biden: We'll win West Virginia Read more →

Elsie Moore, of Pitman formerly of Gloucester City

Funeral services were held for Elsie P. Moore, (nee Brandt), 85, who passed away on September 30, 2008. Elsie was born and raised in Gloucester City, and lived in Pitman for over 55 years. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, James G. and many nieces and nephews and friends. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Read more →

You May Have to Pay to Fish in Salt Water

Link: Coastal Broadcasting News Two bills are sitting in Trenton for consideration by the state legislator that deal with licenses being created for people who fish in salt water. The federal government is forcing states to create a plan that would register those who fish in salt water and create a license. Related Hunting and Fishing Read more →

Gloucester City Reaches Agreement with 12 Chatham Square Tenants

By Albert Countryman Jr. October 2, 2008-Landlord/Tenant Court was packed Thursday morning in Room 63 of the Camden County Hall of Justice. Gloucester City Solicitor John Kearney was present, as part of the effort to see who has paid, and who has not, at the Chatham Square Apartments, which had been purchased by the City earlier this year. "It was a successful day. We reached resolution on all but one case," said Kearney, who patiently listened to the judge's long list of rules and regulations concerning payment by 4:30 p.m. in the form of cash, money order, or cashier's checks. Because of poor record keeping by the previous owners of Chatham Square, the City was unable to determine which tenants had paid their rent and security deposits. Closes to 300 cases of possible eviction were read, and 32 of them dealt with Chatham Square. "Twelve cases were dismissed. They had... Read more →

One for all, all for one: Phils get it done

Link: With Rollins, the catalyst of the Phillies offense, and Howard, one of the best run-producers in baseball, both off their form, you might fairly expect that the 3-1 edge would belong to the Dodgers. But no, it's the Fightin' Phils who are on the doorstep of the NL pennant. Related articles by Zemanta Phillies Notes: Phillies, Dodgers fined over skirmish Read more →

Phillies’ Spark Plug Energized by the Jeers

Link: New York Times He spent the first round of the playoffs abusing the Milwaukee Brewers, blasting a pivotal grand slam off C. C. Sabathia. But it was not until Victorino returned here, to face the team that gave up on him four years ago, that he truly insinuated himself into Phillies lore and that long lineage of Philadelphia center fielders whom opposing teams — and their fans — love to hate. Read more →

A look at the Spectrum then and now

Image via Wikipedia Link: South Philly Review 40 and something The Spectrum was the city’s great meeting place. As a quick test, ask five friends about the Sports Complex fixture and you’d be hard-pressed to find one who didn’t go to the venue at least once — or knows someone who did. The almost-20,000-seat arena was built at a perfect time. In 1967, Baby Boomers came of age and got to know it through its showcases of future legends (Jimi Hendrix in ’69, The Doors in ’70) and unlikely tickets. Related: Philadelphia Related articles by Zemanta Phantoms open season, last at Spectrum, tonight Flyers bond at West Point Phantoms to begin last year at Spectrum Armed Robber Fails to Open Account Before Making a Withdrawal Read more →

Jacqueline M. Boner parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church

BONER Jacqueline M. Suddenly, On October 12, 2008. (nee Dupuy) Age 88. Of Haddon Heights. Loving wife of the late Joseph B. Boner. Survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and loving neighbors. Jacqueline was born in France and moved to the United States. She and her husband lived in Haddon Heights. Jacqueline was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church in Haddon Heights. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:30 am at Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church: 4th Avenue at Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Interment New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. There will be no viewing. Memorial donations are requested to Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church: 300 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Please write in memo: Jacqueline M. Boner. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to our funeral home website under online obituaries... Read more →

BalletX Celebrates Fall 2008 Series with New Works November 6-9, 2008 at The Wilma Theater

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Contemporary ballet company BalletX opens its second season at The Wilma Theater with new works by co-artistic director Matthew Neenan and guest choreographer Zane Booker, Thursday-Sunday, November 6-9, 2008. Tickets: $30 General, $25 Student/Senior. Buy tickets at the Wilma Theater Box Office, 265 S. Broad Street, by phone 215-546-7824 and at For more information visit Show times: Thursday, November 6, at 8:00 PM Friday, November 7, at 8:00 PM Saturday, November 8, at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sunday, November 9, at 2:00 PM Following its first successful season at The Wilma Theater, BalletX debuts highly anticipated new works by Matthew Neenan, co-Artistic Director of BalletX, and Zane Booker, guest choreographer. Neenan will premiere STEELWORKS, a ballet in two movements. The full company piece is set to the music by Anna Clyne, a young composer from London who is now based in New York. Neenan found... Read more →

Stairs pushes Phillies to cusp of Series berth

Image by Cavalier92 via Flickr Link: The National Post LOS ANGELES -- Matt Stairs is not about to let putting his team on the brink of its first World Series since 1993 change him from being anything but a working class everyman type of ballplayer. The 40-year-old St. John, N.B. native earned his audience with a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning that gave his team a come-from-behind 7-5 win in Game Four and a 3-1 stranglehold in the best-of-seven series. Related articles by Zemanta Albert Chen: Stairs' blast moves Phillies within win of Series Say it ain't so Joe, but you're blowing this one Victorino, Stairs propel Phillies to 3-1 NLCS lead over Dodgers Phillies 1 win from World Series PHILADELPHIA ON CNB Read more →

Mount Ephraim Honors Blue Star Banner Recipients

Photo's by Bill Bates BLUE STAR BANNER AWARDS -Member of the American Legion Post 150, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6262, Troop Support 08059 and Support Our Troop Effort pose with the families of Sergeant First Class Priscilla Blogojevich, Sergeant John Blogojevich, the families of Sergeant John Blogojevich, Specialist Nicholas Rabeau, Specialist Martin Coogan, and Private First Class Marcus Wild after receiving their awards at the Board of Commissioners monthly meeting. By Bill Bates Mount Ephraim News Correspondent The Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners started off the October monthly meeting by proclaiming October 2, 2008 as Blue Star Banner Day within the borough.. Five Blue Star Banner recipients were recognized for their unselfish dedication as members of the New Jersey National Guard, particularly residents who are currently serving our great nation overseas because they volunteered to protect us and keep us free. The five brave patriots from Mount Ephraim are... Read more →

The Fumo Theorem What Philly loses — or gains — when it loses Vince.

Link: City Paper The majority of politicians in this great state are, by definition, somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of professional quality. Some are scrubs, incapable of really doing their jobs, and quite possibly on their way out come Election Day. And a few are stars: They take the game seriously and they've mastered it. For better or worse, for the past two decades, South Philadelphia's Democratic state senator, Vincent Fumo, has been regarded as the imperator of this final category. In a 1993 Daily News interview, former Philadelphia state Sen. Gerard Kosinski had this to say about Fumo's influence: "If an extraterrestrial came down here, it wouldn't say, 'Take me to your leader.' It would say, 'Where's Vince?'" Read more →

MARION BREIDENBACK, of Gloucester City active at the HP Church of God

A Memorial Service was held at the Highland Park Church of God, Gloucester City, for Marion Breidenback (nee Brewer), 83, of Sunrise at Woodbury Lake, formerly of Gloucester City, who died September 27, 2008. Marion was a lovely lady who loved her family, friends, church and little dog Misty. She worked for many years at GAF in Gloucester City and was active at the Highland Park Church of God. She was also State Treasurer of the Women of the Church of God. Marion is predeceased by her beloved husband John and is survived by her loving friends and neighbors Arvin and Joyce Skramstad, stepchildren, Barbara Breidenback (Solinsky), John Breidenback and many cousins, long-time friends and members of her church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City. Read more →

Gloucester City Headlines for October 16th

Anthony Parisi of Chatham Square Association Jailed For Fake Bomb, Obstruction Gloucester City School District Dedicates New Computer Lab Westville Council Repeals It Public Intoxication Law McCann-Healey Funeral Home Offering Two New Programs Broadway Redevelopment Committee Picks Up The Pace See many photographs of Gloucester City’s Day In The Park Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard Gloucester City: Guardian Angels Step In To Help Tenants At Troubled Complex Bills Point of View Read more →

Thomas M. Zane Jr., age 32, Avid Hunter who loved the outdoors

A Memorial Service for Thomas M. Zane Jr., of Mantua will be held on Saturday, October 18 at 11 AM at the Etherington -Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Saturday at the funeral home between 10 AM and 11 AM Mr. Zane, a former resident of Gloucester City, succumbed to cancer at the age of 32 on Thursday, October 9, 2008. He is the beloved son of Thomas M. and Roxanne S. (nee Rocco) Zane, loving father of Alysia and Alexis Zane and dear grandson of Harriett Rocco. He is also survived by his dear brother Todd Zane (Stacy), sister Kristi Fitzgerald (Tim) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Interment is private at the request of his family. Read more →

TAVENER, BLANCHE V., age 89, formerly of Gloucester City and Westville

(nee Horneff), age 89 on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Mrs.Tavener has been a resident of Clarksboro, she grew up in Gloucester City and formerly lived in Westville. Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Shady Lane Home & Caring Hospice. Wife of the late Arthur Tavener, she is survived by three daughters Jerry (Michael) Spontak, Robin (Mark) Miller, Jacqueline Patterson, all of Westville, 4 grandchildren Michael Patterson, Michael Spontak, Luke Spontak, Tavener Miller, 4 great grandchildren, Jackie, Brooke, Andrew, & Ann Marie. Brother Arthur (Adelaide) Horneff. Private services will be at the convenience of the family at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Mantua, NJ. Interment will be in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ. Read more →

Dodgers Stay alive as NLCS Heats Up

Link: National Post LOS ANGELES -–The 2008 National League Championship Series is on in all senses of the word. A Los Angeles Dodgers club beaten and in large part beaten up while losing the first two games of the series in Philadelphia served notice it would neither be pushed around or swept aside with a 7-2 win in Game Three on Sunday night. The Dodgers win trimmed Philadelphia's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series and answered calls from both inside and outside the L.A. clubhouse for their pitchers to go inside on Phillies hitters. Related articles by Zemanta Dodgers Top Phillies 7-2, Fight Way Back Into NLCS Benches Clear in NLCS After High Pitch Dodgers 7, Phillies 2: Dodgers Fight Back for Game 3 Victory Read more →

Mary Ellen Flexon of Audubon Park, worked at Oaklyn Diner for 21 years

Mary Ellen Flexon (nee Meyers), age 87 of Audubon Park, on Friday, October 10, 2008. Born in Glassboro, she had been a resident of Audubon Park most of her life. For 21 years she worked at the Oaklyn Diner. She will be remembered as a hard worker who loved her family. Surviving are two daughters Mary Ellen Stokes (Dale) of Audubon Park, Geri Mancini (Jim), a grandson, Andrew Mancini (Christine), 3 great grandchildren, Nicole, Thomas, and Andrew. Predeceased by a grandson Thomas Mancini. Relatives and friends may visit with the family 11 to 12 PM Tuesday at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 47 Main St., Mantua, NJ where funeral services will be held at Noon. Interment in Mullica Hill Baptist Cemetery. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr. Suite 300 Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories and condolences may be shared at Related articles by Zemanta Vera... Read more →

Rangers score early, hold off Flyers late to post fourth win in a row

Image via Wikipedia Link: Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Nikolai Zherdev picked up a goal and one assist, and Michal Rozsival netted the game-winner as the New York Rangers held off a furious rally to top the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, at the Wachovia Center. Blair Betts and Fredrik Sjostrom also lit the lamp for the Rangers, who rode a four-goal first period to the victory. The club improved to 4-0 for the first time since starting the 1983-84 campaign with five consecutive wins. Related articles by Zemanta Cheers for the Flyers Palin drops puck at Flyers' home opener Read more →

Christ runs for 232 yards in Gloucester Catholic victory

Link Gloucester County Times With Schuhl out with turf toe, Christ carried 23 times for 232 yards and three scores as the Gloucester Catholic High School football team improved to 4-0 with a 42-7 victory over Woodstown in a Tri-County Conference Royal Division game. "It's a good opportunity for me to start and show myself as a junior and get my name out there," said Christ. "I just wanted to come out, pursue, win and do what needed to be done." Christ did a tremendous job running downhill and when he took a hit, he seemed to accelerate. Christ scored on runs of 24, 1 and 51 yards the last bouncing off several would-be tacklers and sprinting to the end zone. Related articles by Zemanta In Life, There is No Easy Way Out Gloucester Catholic on CNB RAMS ALUMNI ON CNB Read more →

ZANE, JOSEPH CHARLES, SR., of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

On November 10, 2004, of Deptford, NJ. Born and raised in Gloucester City, NJ. Age 55 years. Beloved husband of Karen Zane (nee Louis). Loving father of Joseph Zane, Jr. and Christina of Westvile, and Christine Zane and Bill of Williamstown. His mother, Carrie Zane of Deptford. Dear brother of Bill Zane, Betty Franceschini, Peggy Teschko and Pat Zane-Marchetti and brother-in law, of Linda and Bob Sherwood. His grandchildren Joseph III, Christian and Nicholas, best friends Sue and Mike Hancock, numerous nieces and nephews, and his dog Weewee also survived him. In addition to spending time with his family Joseph also enjoyed coin collecting. Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Powell St. in Gloucester City. Mr. Zane's Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon. Interment is private and will be held at the convenience... Read more →

ZANE, CARRIE H., of Gloucester City

On May 10, 2007, (nee Cleavenger) of Gloucester City, age 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert and loving mother of Bill Zane, Betty Franceschini (Frank), Peggy Teschko (Jim), and Patricia Zane-Marchetti. She is also survived by her dear daughter-in-law Karen Zane, 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was predeceased by her son Joseph and step-son Herbert Jr. Mrs. Zane liked flowers and enjoyed going out to eat. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Monday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Powell St., Gloucester City, NJ. Her funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon. There is no evening viewing. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John of God School, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville Grove, NJ 08096. Publication date: 5/12/07 Read more →

Mt. Ephraim: Halloween Parade and House Decorating Contest

The Mount Ephraim Celebration Committee is sponsoring a House Decorating Contest. Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes for the Halloween Season and register for the contest. Categories for the prizes are: The Scariest House; The Most Original House; Judge’s Choice. Residents may pick up a registration form at the Borough Hall or download from below, which will be available soon. Judging will take place on October 22nd. Photo from 2007 SEE MORE The winner will be announced at the Halloween Parade on October 26th. The Halloween parade is being sponsored by the Mount Ephraim Celebration Committee. The parade will begin at the corner of Kings Highway and continue on to the judge’s stand at Norcross Park at 6:00 sharp. The parade is for ages infant through students in Eighth Grade. This year we will also have a Pet Category. Residents may bring their pet dressed in a costume and... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Homecoming Court for 2008

Gloucester Catholic High School proudly announces it’s 2008 Homecoming Court: Kenneth Hill, Nicholas Core, Zachary Barlage, Ryan Alcott, Michael Gartland Caitlin Sweeney, Chinyere Ihunnah, Ariel Rofrano, Katlyn Monahan, June Maloney. Related articles by Zemanta In Life, There is No Easy Way Out Gloucester Catholic on CNB RAMS ALUMNI ON CNB Read more →

HS Football: Another win for the Rams.....Score 42-7

Saturday, October 11, 2008, John Lynch Field, Gloucester City Gloucester Catholic let up an opening drive touchdown then scored 42 unanswered points. The Rams Jake Yates caught 2 TD passes from Zach Barlage. Alex Christ ran for 233 yards and 3 TD. And Gloucester City resident Pat Ward recovered a fumble in the end zone for the final TD. Next week Gloucester Catholic will be at home again playing Deptford. Kickoff at 10:30 AM. The Rams improved their record to 4-0. ~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 is no easy way out Read more →

When East Meets West: Sports Day in Japan

Image via Wikipedia Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. October 10th. Is Sports Day. It was added to the list of national holidays in Japan in 1966 to commemorate the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. It was on October 10, 1964, that the opening ceremony of the 18th Summer Olympic Games was held at the National Stadium in Tokyo. Nothing is more important than good health. In fact, both physical and mental health is the most valuable treasures of the nation. Sports Day is designated to make people aware of the importance of health and urge them to developed healthy bodies and healthy minds through sports. Both public and private organizations throughout the country sponsor a number of sporting events on October 10 the so that people, both young and old, men and women, can take part in them. Partly because of such efforts on the part of the central and... Read more →

Joseph J. Dopilka, of Audubon, WW II Army Veteran

Funeral Services were held for Joseph J. Dopilka, 83, of Audubon, who died September 22, 2008. Mr. Dopilka was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He was an amateur radio operator, enjoyed traveling with his family and repairing his automobiles. Beloved husband of Elsie R. Dopilka. Dear father of David J. Dopilka, Dwight A. Dopilka and Joseph A. Dopilka. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Christopher, Andrew, Marcus, Alicia, Krisann and Sidney and two brothers, John and Michael Dopilka. Interment was Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. Read more →

Anthony Parisi of Chatham Square Tenant Assn. Jailed for False Public Alarm & Obstruction

By Bill Cleary The spokesperson for the Chatham Square Tenants Association, Anthony Parisi, (photo) was arrested on a number of charges on Wednesday, October 8th at the apartment complex in Gloucester City. Chatham Square, the former Reading Manor Apartments, is located at US Route 130 and Klemm Avenue. PoliceLt. George Berglund, spokesperson for the department said officers were dispatched to A-8 Chatham Square for a report of a suspicious device blocking the front door. Upon arrival the resident, Anthony Parisi, age 36, refused to exit his apartment and a safe zone was established with nearby residents evacuated. Berglund said, “The Camden County Bomb Squad responded along with members of the Camden County Prosecutors Office. After a period of time a member of the Prosecutors Office made contact with Mr. Parisi and he exited his apartment.” Berglund said after a thorough check the devise was determined to be fake. Parisi was... Read more →

Two sad news items to report

Tommy Zane Jr., of Gloucester City, loss his battle with cancer and passed away today (October 9th, 2008). The Beef and Beer Social to help the family pay off his medical bills is still being held on Oct. 24th. See Link for more information. And Thomas E. Casey Jr. also passed away today (October 9, 2008). He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the past year. He and his wife Joan have lived happily for the past 19 years in Florida. He leaves behind 7 children, 16 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Although Florida was where he lived, Gloucester City was always his home. He was a former funeral director and operated Casey’s Funeral Home, on King Street for many years. He also owned the Ice Cream Parlor next to the funeral home. Tom was a community activist. He was one of the founders of Gloucester City Swim Club,... Read more →

Westville Repeals Public Intoxication Law

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Westville was one of the 10 or more Gloucester County towns that had an ordinance regarding public intoxication as an offense. During the September 24 Borough Council meeting, that ordinance was repealed. As advised by the Tri-County Joint Insurance Fund, the ordinance should be deleted from the municipal code to avoid any future lawsuits. The NJ Legislature, in 1975 repealed all such state laws and prohibited the introduction of new ones regarding public intoxication. In other words, it was de-criminalized by the state. According to a suit filed previously by a Burlington County resident, some municipalities were illegally enforcing an ordinance that made public intoxication a crime. Public drinking is still prohibited in the borough. Borough Administrator William Bittner said some change orders for the renovations of the Westville Public Library were necessary. "The money, in the amount of $5,000, was set aside for things... Read more →

Once Again Gloucester City Taxes Will Increase

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Gloucester City Councilman Nicholas Marchese, Jr. said the city budget of $16,485,308.27 will result in a tax increase of 27 cents per $100 of an assessed home value. "Before we looked for cuts, the tax (increase) was going to be 41 cents per $100," Marchese said during last week's City Council meeting. "I'd like to thank the mayor, department heads and the employees for their diligence. Some capital improvements will have to be put on hold but there will be no loss of em-ployees' jobs," he said. Under the new budget, taxes will increase $189 per year on the average assessed $70,000 home. City Council okayed seven resolutions, include-ing one that authorizes an application for a Citizens Participation Plan in order to receive Small Cities funding for reconstruc-tion/repair of city homes. A plenary retail con-sumption liquor license with broad package privilege was approved for Paddy... Read more →

RAYMOND K. BALLARD, retired Air Force Sgt., and Gloucester High Alumni

Image via Wikipedia Private Funeral Services were held along with burial and military honors in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ, for Raymond K. Ballard, 73, who died September 20, 2008. He was born at Cooper Hospital to his loving parents Viola and Eugene Ballard. Ray grew up in Brooklawn, and graduated from Gloucester City High School. He served in the United States Air Force Security Service as a staff sergeant from 1955 to 1966 as an Airborne Electronic Technician. His service took him to Missisippi, Oklahoma, California, Germany and Florida before being honorably discharged. Following his military career he settled in South Plainfield and was employed by Mohawk Data Sciences and later worked as a government contained inspector for SAGS. Survived by his wife Barbara, two daughters, Deborah Emended (Randy) of South Plainfield and Kimberly Ballard of South Plainfield; two grandchildren Jaclyn LaMotte (Michael) of... Read more →

MARGARET M. MARONSKI of Bellmawr, active parishioner of Mary Mother of the Church

A Funeral Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Church, for Margaret M. Maronski (nee Steigerwald), of Bellmawr, formerly of Fairview, who died September 20, 2008. She worked for many years in the Admissions Department at West Jersey Hospital in Camden. Margaret was an active member of Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr and Bellmawr Senior Citizens. Beloved wife of Robert Sr., to whom she was married for 53 years. Loving mother of Kathi Koons (Albert), Debbie Errera (Don), Peggy Hannon (Lou), Robert, Jr. (Garnett), Terry Raiczyk (Stan), and Gregory (Penny). Devoted grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Pat (Bob) Nicktern, Marie Walch, Joseph Steigerwald, and the late Betty Ritter and John Toth. Also survived by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Interment was in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. Related articles by Zemanta Bellmawr: RAYMOND A. SIMPSON, age 63 Read more →

BERTHA E. GARDNER, of Bellmawr enjoyed spending time with her family

Funeral Services were held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Bellmawr, for Bertha E. Gardner (nee Jennett), 80, of Bellmawr, who died September 20, 2008. Bertha was an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Bellmawr. In her free time she enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and traveling, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her loving family. Beloved wife of Charles for 56 years. Loving mother of Charles, Jr., David and Mark (Holly). Devoted grandmother of Amanda, Jonathan, Alison, Ashley, and Ryan. Dear sister-in-law of Elsie Murray (Raymond), Howard (Margaret) and Arthur (Elizabeth). Interment was in New Saint Mary's Cemetery. Related articles by Zemanta Audubon: GERTRUDE R. CHRISTIAN, age 96 Read more →

CHARLES K. LOUX, 81, of Bellmawr, WWII veteran and Past Commander of VFW Post 9563

Image via Wikipedia Funeral Services were held for Charles K. Loux, 81, of Bellmawr, who died September 19, 2008. Mr. Loux was President of Local Union 473 of Philadelphia. He served in World War II and was a member and Past Commander of VFW Post 9563 Bellmawr for 40 years. Beloved husband of Marie E. to whom he was married for 61 years. Devoted father of Kenneth Loux and his wife Ellen and Michele Oswald and her husband John. Loving Pop-pop of Kimberly, Kelly, Theresa and John and great grandfather of Tyler, Peter, Kaitlyn, and baby Kenny. Dear brother of the late Raymond, Edward and John Loux. Interment was in New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →