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November 2008

Philip M. "Flip" Verrecchio, of Mt. Ephraim; SJ Port Crane Operator

On November 24, 2008 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 49. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Sacchetti). Devoted father of Nicole Campanell (Mark), Katie Viall, Teresa Verrecchio and Philip Verrecchio. Loving son of Jean (nee Speno) and the late Domenic. Dear brother of Barbara Pinto (Vince), Joyce Sebaszco (Alfred), Stephen Verrecchio (Natale) and Dominick Verrecchio (Denise). Also survived by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Flip worked as a Crane Operator for SJ Port in Camden for over 20 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Sunday evening from 5 to 8pm and Monday morning from8 to 9am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass Monday morning 10am Sacred Heart RC Church, Mt. Ephraim. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Philip's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry... Read more →


Memories from the Past-Circa 1950's....Gloucester City Police Department

Memories from the Past-Circa 1950's....Gloucester City Police Department First row, from left, Officer Jackson, unknown, Officer Jim Berkman, Chief Winkelspecht, Officer John Gallager, Officer Joe Watson, Officer Pete Sherman. Second row-Officer Bill Barrett, Officer Steve Farrell, unknown, Officer Joe Hutchinson, Officer Bob Phillips, Officer Frank Keebler. Third row-Officer Lou Bastien, Officer Earl Moore, Officer John Verfaille, unknown, unknown. Last row-Officer Lou Schili, unknown. Note: I am just guessing at the names. If you know any of the "unknowns" send an email to BillGCN@verizon.net. Related articles by Zemanta More Nicknames Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~ 1 Gloucester City NJ: Memories From The Past Wal-Mart Employee Killed In Black Friday Shopping Stampede [What A Terrible Country] Read more →


Hometown Hero: Joel Arends, South Dakota

http://www.defenselink.mil Joel Arends Home State: South Dakota Awarded: Bronze Star The Story: Then-1st Lt. Arends and his team of 30 soldiers operated in and around Baghdad from February 2004 to April 2005. They were responsible for catching a number of terrorists, including one carrying bomb-making materials, jidhadist propaganda and large sums of cash. The terrorist claimed to be a professor at a major university in the United States. They also captured one of Saddam Hussein’s personal bodyguards. Another time, Arends’ team rescued Iraqi civilians from burning vehicles when insurgents attacked a checkpoint near their patrol area. Members of the team rushed into the flames and pulled several Iraqi civilians out of burning vehicles and administered lifesaving medical treatment. For his efforts, Arends was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in March 2005. Arends is now a Captain in the Army Reserve. Read more →


Mary Vasella, age 106, of Paulsboro, enjoyed trips of the casinos and her great-great-grandchildren

Mary Vasella (nee Iacovone) age 106 years of Paulsboro died after a brief illness Friday November 28, 2008 in her daughter’s home where she lived. Mrs. Vasella was born in Philadelphia and lived in East Camden for several years before moving to Paulsboro 30 years ago. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Vasella was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Paulsboro. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cryptograms and playing cards. Mrs. Vasella also enjoyed trips to the casinos and playing with her great great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Angela Clement of Paulsboro; her grandchildren, Stephen and Arlene Clement of Paulsboro, James and Cheri Clement of Gibbstown; her great grandchildren, Stacy Kanauss, Eric Clement, James Clement and Jacqueline Clement and her great great grandchildren, Luke, Alex, Kelsey, Ryan and Averie. Mrs. Vasella was predeceased by her husband, Frank Vasella. A Mass of Christian Burial will be... Read more →


Ralph Giordano, "The Breadman" succumbs at age 98

Ralph Giordano our beloved dad and pop-pop, Ralph Giordano, of Carneys Point, NJ, passed away on November, 26 2008 at the age of 98. Born Raffaele in Salerno, Italy August 29, 1910 to the late Angelo and Maria Giordano, he immigrated to the United States via Ellis Island in 1913 later settling in South Philadelphia. At the age of 17, he crossed the river into Salem County, NJ where he lived and worked ever since. He was employed on the family farm in Oldmans Twp as a young man and worked briefly at DuPont Chambers Works and Campagnoni’s Bakery on Walnut St. in Penns Grove. Later branching out on his own, he began delivering Italian bread to all the local farms in the area from Salem to Gloucester County gaining the nickname: Ralph "the Breadman". He continued his deliveries well into his nineties. He was a member of the American... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic grad at home with Bulldawgs

- NJ.com. The 1994 Gloucester Catholic graduate is in a pretty good place, closing out his seventh season as the head coach at Haddonfield. Even better, he's supported by a coaching staff with which he has more than a passing familiarity. Read more →


Westville: Welsh Jr. and Rebel Take Oath of Office

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent “I would like to thank those who won the election and those candidates who did not win. It takes a lot to put your name on the ballot”, said Solicitor Timothy Chell during remarks at last week’s Westville Borough Council meeting. Russell Welsh Jr and William Rebel were sworn into their oaths of office by Freeholder Director Senator Steve Sweeney. Both men, elected to fill out unexpired terms of office, were seated in their positions as Mayor and Councilman. Welsh had been filling in the position of mayor following the death of Mayor Michael Galbraith. Rebel is filling out Welsh’s un-expired Council term. The final determination of the Gloucester County Board of Elections had not been officially certified at the time of the Council meeting and, upon advice from Chell, Rebel abstained from voting on any resolutions until final results are received. Mayor Welsh recalled... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~ 1

Rams v Lions City Series #1 Gloucester City New Jersey, The annual Thanksgiving Day Game Nov. 27th, 2008 Final Gloucester Catholic Rams 29 Gloucester City HS Lions 7 Note: There are several clips for viewing as I was unable to merge the clips into one video. Thanks Chris for your help. Clip 2 Clip 3 Clip 4 Clip 5 Clip 6 Read more →


Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~ 2

Rams v Lions City Series #2 Gloucester City New Jersey, The annual Thanksgiving Day Game Nov. 27th, 2008 Final Gloucester Catholic Rams 29 Gloucester City HS Lions 7 Clip 3 Read more →


Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~3

Rams v Lions City Series #3 Gloucester City New Jersey, The annual Thanksgiving Day Game Nov. 27th, 2008 Final Gloucester Catholic Rams 29 Gloucester City HS Lions 7 Clip 4 Read more →


Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~4

Rams v Lions City Series #_4 Gloucester City New Jersey, The annual Thanksgiving Day Game Nov. 27th, 2008 Final Gloucester Catholic Rams 29 Gloucester City HS Lions 7 Clip 5 Read more →


Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~ 5

Rams v Lions City Series _5 Gloucester City New Jersey, The annual Thanksgiving Day Game Nov. 27th, 2008 Final Gloucester Catholic Rams 29 Gloucester City HS Lions 7 Clip 6 Read more →


Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~6

Rams v Lions City Series_6 Gloucester City New Jersey, The annual Thanksgiving Day Game Nov. 27th, 2008 Final Gloucester Catholic Rams 29 Gloucester City HS Lions 7 Clip 1 Read more →


Devine Bags 10 Point Buck in Canada

Saskatchewan Canada Bagged on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 3:50 pm Ten Pointer 21 inch outside spread 260 lbs. live weight 146 3/4 inch Boone and Crocket Score The biggest buck I ever bagged in 39 years of deer hunting. The pictures do not do it justice. This deer was massive like a steer. The meat was shared with the other hunters and came home on the plane. We will have some today with our Thanksgiving dinner. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Gary Devine Gary is a former resident of Gloucester City NJ Note: if you have a photo to share of your hunting/fishing trip send it along with the information to BillGCN@verizon.net Related articles by Zemanta Opening weekend of deer hunting memorable for two men Exotic cat shot while attacking chickens Record Buck? Archer Bags Notable Deer Rottweiler mix looking for a home Read more →


PA. GAME COMMISSION OFFERS ‘WILD’ GIFT GIVING IDEAS

Image via Wikipedia media release HARRISBURG – Does the thought of Black Friday shopping crowds make you want to go into hibernation? Do the traffic jams near the malls get unbearable? Dozens of “wild” holiday gifts for that hunter, trapper or wildlife fan on your list are just a click away at “The Outdoor Shop” on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). “All revenues generated from these items support the Game Commission’s wildlife management programs. Created in 1895 to restore Pennsylvania’s wildlife, the Game Commission is responsible for managing all wild birds and mammals, as well as the 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands it has purchased over the years with hunting and furtaking license dollars to safeguard wildlife habitat. The Game Commission does not receive any general state tax dollars. One gift that’s always in demand is the agency’s full-color calendar, which sells for $8.95. The 2009 calendar... Read more →


American Hero: Master Sgt. Anthony Davis, 43, of Deerfield, Florida

Image via WikipediaDefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sgt. Anthony Davis, 43, of Deerfield, Fla., died Nov. 24 in Baaj, Iraq, after being shot by an Iraqi Security Force soldier while he was conducting a dismounted humanitarian food drop. He was assigned to the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Read more →


ROBERT A. HILLWIG of Gloucester City

A Memorial Candlelight Service was held for Robert A. Hillwig, 63, of Gloucester who died on November 12, 2008. Surviving are his mother Alma Alloway; several children, grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. Read more →


Charles B. Cramer Jr., age 76, of Vineland, born in Gloucester City NJ

Charles B. Cramer Jr., 76, of Vineland passed away suddenly Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at home. Charles was born in Gloucester City to the late Charles B. andPauline (Dyer)Cramer Sr., and lived in Vineland the past 14 years. Charles graduated from Woodbury High School Class of 1949. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving during the Korean War. Charles was a former sergeant for Ocean City Police Department, where he served for 15 years. After leaving the police department, he owned and operated several businesses on the boardwalk in Ocean City. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a forklift operator for Scott Paper Co. of Landisville. Charles was a member of American Legion Post No. 4 of Vineland. He had a passion for owning and racing thoroughbreds. Charles was predeceased by first wife, Roberta (Bickerstaff) Cramer, in 1981; grandson, Brad Cramer, in 1985; and sister, Polly Furlong,in1996. Survivors include... Read more →


Camden City: Two Alarm Fire, One Firefighter Injured

Camden City NJ November 26th, 2008 Two Alarm Fire Camden Firefighters responded to a fire at 442-444 Henry Building Supply. The fire went to 2 alarms before being brought under control. One firefighter was injured in the fire, the stores were occupied at the time of the alarm. Side note Owned by the Fox family Gloucester City -- ~Steve Skipton Photos Read more →


More Nicknames

To Whom It May Concern, I don’t know who does the nicknames in the paper, I know almost every nickname. How on earth could whoever wrote them forget the most obvious one of all. Steve “Bangs” Bangle, what is the world coming to! LOL Thanks sincerely, Joe “The Hemanator” Herman Mayor of Caps PS: Let's Not forget, Bill "Beaky" Rettig, and Frank "Tuna" Krueger Related articles by Zemanta More Gloucester City Nicknames/Remember when Read more →


1961/Gloucester City Lions vs. Rams City Football Series

Source Renewal of Friendship 1993 LIONS WIN CITY CROWN; BEAT CATHOLIC 6-0 The Year 1961-Gloucester City High School on Saturday afternoon played their finest defensive game of the season as they won over the Gloucester Catholic Rams to tie the City Series at seven games each. Prior to the game it was thought the contest would be a struggle between the Lions backs and the Rams' forwards but the deciding factor in the 14th meeting between the schools turned out to be the defensive line of the Public School team who played magnificently. Pete Pitzo scored the lone touchdown in the victory that gave the Lions their first five victory season since 1953 and they still have one game left with Delsea Regional on Thanksgiving Day. Gloucester defense allowed the Rams only 46 yards on the ground to go with three first downs. In the air Catholic picked up 27... Read more →


PA Game Commission Confirms Serval Killed in Chester County

Media release HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officers (WCOs) confirmed today that a serval, an exotic cat from Africa that resembles a small cheetah, was killed the evening of Nov. 25, along Garrett Mill Road in Willistown Township, Chester County. Montgomery County WCO Chris Heil received a call from a farm manager for a local farm about an exotic cat that was in his chicken coop killing chickens. WCO Heil told, under state law, the farmer had the authority to kill the animal to protect his livestock. Today, Chester County WCO Scott Frederick retrieved the carcass and transported it to the Southeast Region Office in Reading. The owner has been identified and an investigation has been opened regarding the lawful ownership of the animal. # # #Related articles by Zemanta Crackdown on Illegal Use of Blair County State Game Lands Cougar investigation continues in Lancaster Co. Assistance Needed... Read more →


Returning to rock

- southphillyreview.com. Nick Anastasi, Jay Miraglia, Frankie Pedano and Mike Vivas are Fat City Reprise, a band on the rise that’s making a brief return home after a move to Los Angeles more than two months ago. The homecoming will be highlighted by a 6 p.m. Nov. 28 show at the Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St., and the premiere of the band’s first music video. The TLA always has been special to the group. Read more →


Closing the book

Closing the book - southphillyreview.com. But the city is about to turn the page on its legacy with the closing of 11 out of 54 branches. The Fumo Family branch, 2437 S. Broad St., and Queen Memorial, 1201 S. 23rd St., are on a hit list under Mayor Michael Nutter’s litany of budget cuts announced Nov. 6. The closures, the mayor said at the time, are necessary to combat the budget crisis to the tune of $108 million for the coming fiscal year. Read more →


PA Game Commission: WMU 2A SELLS OUT OF ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSES

Media Release As hunters prepare for the opening of the two-week firearms deer season, which will be held Dec. 1-13, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials announced today that Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 2A has exhausted its entire antlerless deer license allocations today. WMU 2A covers the southwestern corner of the state, and includes all of Greene County, and portions of Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Of the 849,000 antlerless licenses originally allocated, agency employees have distributed to county treasurers 827,938 applications. Following are the only WMUs with remaining antlerless deer licenses as of today (along with the initial allocation for each WMU): WMU 2B, 20,132 (68,000); and WMU 5D, 930 (22,000). For more updates on the availability of antlerless deer licenses by WMU, visit the Game Commission’s “Doe License Update” in the center of the agency’s homepage (www.pgc.state.pa.us). Hunters are reminded that one of the biggest changes in deer... Read more →


WILLIAM J. ECKERT, Past Grand Knight & District President of Knights of Columbus

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Haddon Twp., for William J. Eckert, 83, of Audubon, who died on November 12, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Jean F. (nee Munda) Eckert; loving father of W. Wayne (Tricia) Eckert of Sewell and Theresa M. Eckert (Dawn Warren) of Burlington. Grandfather of Connor Eckert-Warren and Kaylie Eckert. Brother of Catherine (Frank) Harder of Runnemede. Also survived by Bill’s devoted companion, Eunice Finogle and her grandchildren Robin, Rachael, Bob and Ryan. Mr. Eckert, an LST operator in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. Bill lived in Audubon since 1955 & worked for Mohrfield Heating & Air Conditioning for over 25 years retiring in the late 1970’s. Bill then worked security at the Garden State Race Track in the 1980’s and part-time at Central Metals Inc. in Camden from 1997-2008. Mr. Eckert was a past Grand Knight... Read more →


Pennsylvania BEAR HUNTERS CONTINUE TO HAVE GREAT SUCCESS AFIELD

Media release Bear exceeding 700 pounds taken in Monroe County on second day HARRISBURG - Two days of bear hunting have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,518 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission reports. In 2007, 1,638 bears passed through check stations the first two days. In 2006, 2,185 bears were taken. In 2005, when the state record bear harvest was set, agency personnel processed 2,875 bears through the first two days of season; 2,262 in 2004; 2,299 in 2003; and 2,022 in 2002. “The statewide two-day bear harvest has the 2008 season on a pace to be one of our best,” said Mark Ternent, Game Commission bear biologist. “Bear hunters across the state are really having a great season.” So far, the top 10 bears processed at check stations through Tuesday all had estimated live weights exceeding 600 pounds. Morgan C. Neipert, of Tobyhanna, harvested the largest bear, which... Read more →


Tips and Snippets: Did a 911 Dispatcher send a Rescue Crew to the wrong address?

Earlier in the week I received the following information from a CNB reader in regards to our November 17 story about Evan Goldglantz who was injured in an accident at his home on Division Street, Gloucester City. Bill, It appears that 911 dispatchers botched the call and sent the Camden City Fire Department to Division Street in Camden. It was not until the dispatch came back as incorrect that the proper authorities were sent to help this man on Division St. in Gloucester City. This delay could have exacerbated this man's condition. From what I hear the dispatcher was either suspended or fired for their misconduct. Please follow up on this lead as the family and friends of the victim are looking for answers. One of my sources said that it was true, the 911 Dispatcher sent the Camden City Fire Department to Division Street in Camden. But that information... Read more →


American Hero:Capt. Warren A. Frank, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Image via WikipediaDefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Warren A. Frank, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Nov. 25 while supporting combat operations in Ninewa province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liasion Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Read more →


American Hero: 1st Lt. William K. Jernigan, 35, of Doraville, Ga.

Image via WikipediaDefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. William K. Jernigan, 35, of Doraville, Ga., died Nov. 24 in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Read more →


Donating Blood for Accident Victim Evan Goldglantz

The family of Evan is asking anyone with type O neg. or O pos. blood is encouraged to go to a Red Cross center and tell them you want to donate your blood for Evan Goldglantz. You must specify it is to be used for Evan. To find a Red Cross near you call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Evan, a Gloucester City NJ resident, was injured in an accident on November 17th and was severely burned. He is presently being treated at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Blvd., Upland PA 19103. He will need a number of surgeries and the donated blood will be used to boost the hospital's supply. From the family's website: Evan Goldglantz is a loving husband, father, wonderful son and dear friend of many. Prior to this horrific accident Evan was self-employed and worked very hard to make sure that his beautiful family had a home and food... Read more →


Breaking News: Traffic Accident Camden County Park, Mt. Ephraim

TUESDSAY, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2008 1645 hrs Mt Ephraim NJ Valley Road at the Camden County Park Mt Ephraim Police,Fire and EMS responded for an SUV that crashed through a fence at the dam at the Audubon Park and was stuck between an embankment and the water with the occupant trapped Mt.Ephraim firefighters under the command of Deputy Chief Gilmore secured the vehicle so Mt Ephraim EMS and Virtua Paramedics could remove the patient and transport him to the hospital. Camden County Park Police are investigating. ~Steve Skipton Read more →


1954 / Gloucester City LIONS v. RAMS City Football Series

Gloucester Catholic High School registered a 20 to 13 victory Joe Murphy_and_friends over Gloucester High last Saturday afternoon to capture its second City Series victory since the games began back in 1948. It was the third win of the year for Coach Jim Hopkins boys while for the senior-laden Gloucester High eleven it was their third straight setback. Mike McNally and Carmen Palmiero received the annual Mustang awards as the outstanding players on their respective teams. McNally sparked the "Ramblers" first half attack while Palmiero was a constant star in the loser's game. First Quarter Gloucester kicked off to Catholic and the ball was returned from the 20 to the 23. Mike Angelastro made four yards and Miller fumbled but recovered for a two-yard gain. George Gibison picked up a first down on the 33. Gloucester was penalized five yards for delay and McNally's five-yard pick up gave the Ramblers"... 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 →


Gloucester High Power Puff Game Wednesday 7 PM

The Gloucester High School annual Power Puff Derby will be held Wednesday night (tomorrow) at 7 PM at the high school field. The Senior Girls will play the Junior Girls. Tickets are $1. Are monies raised will go towards the class trip. 2007 Power Puff Photos Read more →


Family gathers for Missouri deer hunt

Link: www.kansascity.com SUMMERSVILLE, Mo. | Once mid-November arrives, Andy Stoops’ home atop a ridge in the Ozarks turns into a deer camp. Day or night, it’s bustling with activity. Family members, neighbors, out-of-town guests — they all show up for the hunt. Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA BEAR HUNTERS HAVE A FINE OPENING DAY

Image via Wikipedia Media release HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that hunters started the 2008 black bear season by taking a preliminary harvest of slightly more than 1,700 black bears in 50 counties. Game Commission employees processed 1,725 bears at the agency's check stations on the opening day of the three-day statewide bear season. The 2008 first-day preliminary harvest compares with 1,005 in 2007; 1,461 in 2006; 2,026 in 2005; 1,573 in 2004; 1,454 in 2003;1,348 2002; 1,812 in 2001; and 1,691 in 2000. “The first day harvest is the third highest opening day harvest recorded for Pennsylvania,” said Mark Ternent, Game Commission bear biologist. “Weather cooperated, there was some snow on the ground and hunters appear to have had a fine day afield for the opener. Our season is off to a good start.” The top 10 bears processed at check stations on Monday all had... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines November 27th

Mayor Stresses Town’s Good Quality Of Living Senator Wayne Bryant Convicted Of Corruption Gloucester City Planning Board Approves Applications For Property Improvements Gloucester City Board of Education Hears Praise For Gifted And Talented Program Boys And Girls Can Start Writing Letters To Santa Claus Mount Ephraim Will Help Needy This Holiday Season Gloucester City Christmas Saturday, December 6 Rams Lose In Playoffs, Will Meet Lions In Thanksgiving Classic Happy Thanksgiving To All Our Readers Read more →


Two and One-Half-Hours

By CNB Sports GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-How can two and one- half- hours have such an impact on everyone lives. If you're a Lions fans or a Rams fan nothing beats the game held on Thanksgiving. This year unlike many in the past brings together for the last time many local players on both the GCHS and GHS teams. Rams players such as Mike Gartland, Mike Rafferty, George Spingler, Ryan Alcott and Harry Amwake will meet the Lions seniors and lifelong friends , Ian Harter, Robert Filer, Kyle Stewart, Brett Darrow, John Alberta, Frank Heitman and many other seniors, neighbors and friends for a last time. In the past few years this was little more than the Lions vs. out-of- towners in a City Series game. This Thursday morning most of these boys will wake-up as a varsity football player for a last time in their young lives, bringing to an... Read more →


Arizona Fall League 2008 Wrap Up Features Fast-Trackers for Spring 2009

MLN Sports Zone's Christopher Hadorn and Jason Blasco scour the AFL to bring you some familiar faces and a few the other guys glossed over in the 14 page big-photo, big-word feature. Press Release PEORIA, AZ. - www.mlntherawfeed.com - MLN Sports debuted its mid November issue of the digital sports magazine SZ with a wrap up of the top players appearing in the 2008 Arizona Fall League (AFL). The feature section includes 22 of the new fast-track players who both dominated the league and who are developing into the big stories for Spring 2009. Also included in the section are two full-length features on Philadelphia Phillies prospect Jason Donald and Toronto Blue Jays catching prospect J.P. Arencibia. For the full feature section, visit SZ at http://www.mlnsportszone.com SZ was the first full digital sports magazine on the Internet. Focused on minor league and independent professional baseball, hockey, basketball, football, lacrosse and... Read more →


1953/Gloucester City: Rams vs. Lions City Football Series

CATHOLIC BEATS CITY HIGH FOR 1ST GRID TITLE In a thrilling encounter that saw most of the 4000 spectators on their feet cheering during the entire game, Gloucester Catholic High school for the first time in six years of grid competition beat their arch rival, Gloucester High and thus won their first city football title. Led by Joe Murphy and "Sonny" Sessa, the Catholic gridmen outplayed the charges of Coach Carlos Paisley from the outset. The Maroon and Gold team, coached by Jim Hopkins rolled up 11 first downs as compared to five for the public high eleven. The winners gained 147 yards on the ground, while Gloucester High could only penetrate the victors zone for a net yardage of 24 yards. Public High's only advantage came in the aerial department as junior halfback, Les Neilio, displayed fine marksmanship. One in particular, good for 35 yards and a touchdown during... Read more →


American Hero:Sgt. 1st Class Miguel A. Wilson, 36, of Bonham, Texas

Image via WikipediaDefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt 1st Class Miguel A. Wilson, 36, of Bonham, Texas, died Nov. 21 in Abu Sayf, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a rescue attempt of another soldier while their unit was conducting a dismounted reconnaissance mission. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident remains under investigation. Read more →


Gloucester City NJ: Memories From The Past

Circa 1950 MEMORIES FROM THE PAST-A train wreck in Gloucester City. It is hard to determine exactly where in the City and exactly what year it occurred. Inspecting the scene is former City Police Chief Thomas Wikelspecht. Who would have thought that photos and memorabilia from the 1950’s would end up in Waco, Texas? Well sometimes strange things happen and this is one of those times. Recently the estate of former Gloucester City Police Chief Thomas Wikelspecht was holding a public auction. Wikelspecht retired from the department 48 years ago in 1960 and has since passed away. He was chief from August 2, 1952 to December 3rd, 1960. Among some of the items were a photo of a train wreck in Gloucester City, 1950’s portraits of members of the department, crime scene photos, a City police uniform, department stationery, badges and keys. Circa 1950 Photo:Members of the Gloucester City police... Read more →


Memories From The Past: Gloucester City Police Dept. Circa 1950's

Circa 1950 MEMORIES FROM THE PAST-A train wreck in Gloucester City. It is hard to determine exactly where in the City and exactly what year it occurred. Inspecting the scene is former City Police Chief Thomas Wikelspecht. Who would have thought that photos and memorabilia from the 1950’s would end up in Waco, Texas? Well sometimes strange things happen and this is one of those times. Recently the estate of former Gloucester City Police Chief Thomas Wikelspecht was holding a public auction. Wikelspecht retired from the department 48 years ago in 1960 and has since passed away. He was chief from August 2, 1952 to December 3rd, 1960. Among some of the items were a photo of a train wreck in Gloucester City, 1950’s portraits of members of the department, crime scene photos, a City police uniform, department stationery, badges and keys. Circa 1950 Photo:Members of the Gloucester City police... Read more →


Give someone, some organization, etc. a Cheer/ Jeer

ClearysNoteBook is preparing a Cheer and Jeer column for the end of the month. If you have anyone to nominate for either category send your remarks to BillGCN@verizon.net. Note: Do not post them as a comment to this announcement. Hopefully some of our readers from the communities that surround Gloucester City will take this opportunity to send in some suggestions. Related articles by Zemanta Tips and Snippets: Graffiti, Professional Posts up for grabs, Term Limits for Politicians, New Business Arrives Gloucester City NJ-CHEERS to Mustang Cheerleaders! Once Again Gloucester City Taxes Will Increase Read more →


Mount Ephraim 14th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights

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 Ephraim Rotary Read more →


A Profile of Joseph Brigandi Jr., Glassboro's Borough Administrator

Link: RU Bored?. He also played a large part for Glassboro’s Revitalization plan, along with Mayor Leo McCabe. The revitalization plan is a combined effort between Rowan University and Glassboro to create a new downtown area in Glassboro, that will facilitate the need of new businesses as well as students. It contains a new 884 bed housing complex for students, a new Barnes & Nobles bookstore, a 100 room Holiday Inn, and 125 new retail stores and businesses. This new downtown is aimed at adding new revenue, as well as giving students a place where they have something to do. Below is a slightly edited interview with Joseph Brigandi. Read more →