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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →