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January 2009

New Jersey's Birds of Prey

Image via Wikipedia Birds of prey, also known as raptors, have fascinated people for thousands of years and inspire people even today. Fortunately, after frightening declines in some of our largest species, raptors represent some of New Jersey's greatest conservation success stories. The NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife has posted the Raptor Reports for 2008 on its Web site. These reports contain information regarding the status of several of New Jersey's raptor species including the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Osprey. Information includes species background and current status, nesting success, and research and management efforts. To view the reports... Read more →

Gloucester City: Traffic Accident, No Injuries

A driver of car traveling west on Nicholson Road loss control of his vehicle last night (January 29) and crashed into the fence surrounding the basketball court before coming to a stop. The basketball courts are located near the intersection of Johnson Blvd. and Hudson Streets, across from the Little League Field. Police are continuing their investigation. ~BILL CLEARY Related articles by Zemanta ClearysNoteBook: Breaking News: MVA Closes Black Horse Pike in Bellmawr ( ClearysNoteBook: Breaking News/Gloucester City NJ/Route 76 Crash Leads to arrest ( City of Gloucester City Meeting Notices for 2009 ( Bar to lose license over crash... Read more →

Salem hands Gloucester High first loss of season Host Salem shot 58 percent from the field in the first half, with senior forward Che'Na Thompson and sophomore guard Shaqui Coppage leading the way as the Rams built a 35-11 halftime lead, then cruised to a stunning 58-33 Tri-County Conference Classic Division victory to hand the Lions their first loss of the season. Read more →

Camco seeks employee concessions to control spending

Courier-Post. Layoffs could be an alternative this year if unions decline to cooperate, Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. In several meetings Thursday, Cappelli told union leaders and department administrators that the county wants to halt raises for its workers, including 3,971 full-time and more than 1,300 part-time employees. He estimated at least 90 percent of the county workers are union members. Read more →


Jose and Carlos are panhandling at the freeway off ramp. Jose drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house and has a lot of money to spend. Carlos only brings in 2 to 3 dollars a day. Carlos asks Jose how he can bring home a suitcase full of $10 bills every day? Jose says, "Look at your sign." It reads: "I have no work, a wife & 6 kids to support". Carlos looks at Jose's sign. It reads: "I only need another $10.00 to move back to Mexico" submitted by brother George Related: Category Chuckles Read more →

Today's Poem: Candy Dreams

By: Abigail Riddell, Sixth Grade, St. Mary Grammar A Candy Island is so sweet in the sea All of that sugar waiting for me. I dream of gum drops big as my head The dreams swirl as I lie in my bed Lollypops, sugar daddy’s and Carmel creams I am hungry for them when I wake from my dreams I ask my mom to pack me these sweets But she says no there no good for my teeth I love purple M&M’s and Kit Kats too All because they taste better then glue Candy is my favorite kind of... Read more →

St. Mary Grammar School Open House

OPEN HOUSE FOR 4 YEAR OLDS WHO WILL BE ENTERING KINDERGARTEN IN SEPTEMBER! We will be hosting an open house for our current 4yr. Old Preschool children and prospective parents from 1:15-2:00 pm on Friday, January 30, 2009. All are welcome! Read more →

Methadone clinic gets home at port

Courier-Post. The Broadway marine terminal is a gated compound near the Gloucester City border in a highly industrial area that buzzes round-the-clock with longshoremen, truckers, government inspectors and port employees. It is 18 blocks south of the clinic's current location at 400 Broadway. The clinic has operated in the shadow of Cooper Hospital for about 30 years. Now that the area is slated for housing, an elementary school and a massive infusion of capital from the health and science sectors, officials determined the clinic sitting on a state-owned property must go. Read more →


By Bill Cleary CHEER:Joe Matter, of Gloucester City, was honored recently in Field and Stream magazine as a Hero of Conservation. The article reads in part, Joe has spent his life with a shotgun in hand, bird hunting in NJ. Over the years, Matter started to see a decline in local bobwhite quail, and in 2007, he formed the NJ Quail project to help increase the populations. The group has successfully rehabilitated over 1000 acres of area farmland in one year, and they hope to implement a quail stocking program in the near future. JEER: After raising the bridge tolls... Read more →

Regina R. Wojtkowiak, GCHS Alumni, Active PTA member, Fan of Polish American String Band

On January 27, 2009, Age 89. (nee Przeradzki). Of Gloucester City. Known to many, As “Regina The Hat”, Passed into Eternal Life After a long illness cared for by her family. Pre-deceased by her parents Konstanty and Konstancija Przeradzki, her sisters, Helen Hoffman and Jane Woods and her devoted husband of 58 years, Matthew S. Wojtkowiak. Survived by her loving children: Connie Wilke and husband Alvin, Matthew S. II and wife Diane and Regina Marie Butterworth and husband John. Beloved grandmother of Joseph Wilke, Suzanne Wilke McNally, Matthew S. III and wife Kristin, Anthony S. Wojtkowiak, Jeanine Butterworth, Philip Butterworth.... Read more →

Baby Kevin Paul MacHenry Jr.

On January 24, 2009. Beloved and Cherished son of Kevin P. MacHenry, Sr. and Lauren Williamson. At the request of the family, Services and Rite of Committal are private in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family through our website under online obituaries of Baby Kevin Paul MacHenry, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Ph: 856-456-1142. Read more →

Today is International Disturbed People's Day

Image via Wikipedia Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back. Today's Message of the Day is: Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. submitted by Gary Belfiglio Read more →

Gloucester City/Brooklawn Real Estate Market Report for 2008

By Bill Labbree, Jr. Gloucester City - The average sale price of local single family residential homes has seen a double digit decline for 2008. However, this was following several years of higher than average increases. According to TReND MLS data the 2008 average sale price for resale homes in Gloucester City is $117,390, a drop of 12.55% from 2007. This figure is still considerably higher than the 2005 average price of $99,879. (The data for the sales of the new construction homes at Meadowbrook Run is not included in this analysis as not to scue the results.) Similarly, Brooklawn... Read more →

Rose G. Leonetti, of West Collingswood, Retired Probation Clerk

Christian burial was held for Rose G. Leonetti (nee Garramano), 99, of West Collingswood, who passed away on January 13, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John Leonetti, devoted mother of Leonard (Elayne) Leonetti and the late Peter J. (Joan) Leonetti, grandmother of Peter J. Leonetti, Jr., Wendy Marlowe, Karen (Jack) Factt, Tammy (Tim) Shatto and Linda Leonetti, great grandmother of Ricky, Benjamin and Tory Rose, sister of Mary G. (& the late Joseph) Ciprietti, Jane G. (& the late Thomas W., Jr.) Baker, Gloria (Daniel) Santone, the late Rita (& the late Robert Settimi, the late Eleanor (Don) Molincaux,... Read more →

Mary Applegate, of Bellmawr

A Funeral Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr, for Mary C. Applegate, 78, of Bellmawr, who died January 12, 2009. Mrs. Applegate was an active member of the church choir of Mary, Mother of the Church. Beloved wife of the late Harry E. Devoted mother of Kenneth P., Sr., Thomas E. Sr., Nancy Alminde, Elizabeth J. Einsel and the late Mary C. Burr, John W. Applegate and Harry J. Applegate. Grandmother of 29 and great-grandmother of 29, sister of Sarah Hubert. Interment was in New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →

Today's Poem: Gameland by Cassie Francis

written by Cassie Francis Grade 6, St. Mary Grammar School One day I woke to a big surprise, Something very strange before my eyes; I was a piece on a board and all I could see Was everything to do with Monopoly! I was low on money and about to be in jail This game stunk I wanted to bail. It was not easy but I somehow got out And found my self fishing about! “Go Fish”, someone said, and grabbed my back. “I fished my wish”, back on track! I am finally out of this crazy game! “King... Read more →

Gore to Turn Up Heat as Snow, Ice Hit Washington “Al Gore, sexy man. The thinking girl's thoroughbred,” Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan wrote for The Washington Post on Dec. 12, 2007. “It has definitely been this guy’s year. ‘It’s only taken me 30 years,’ Gore joked, backstage at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, where a roomful of actors and singers waited their turn to make small talk with the man who, on this cold Scandinavian night, was clearly The Man.” Gore will likely receive that same style of rock star treatment in the lead up to the former vice president’s scheduled testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee Read more →

Stop the Ammunition Accountability Act

Heads up to all of you who swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Let your state Legislatures know that we do not want this bill passed, and petition them to vote no on this bill, phone calls, and letters. Under this bill any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011 this includes hand loaded ammo. They will also charge a 5 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least by $2.50 or more. If they can deprive you... Read more →

Railroad reconstruction on track A 2-mile section of the 17-mile railroad line that runs from Swedesboro to Salem will be reconstructed using $1.75 million in funds allocated by the Delaware River Port Authority. The DRPA grant Ð approved last week by its commissioners Ð will be married with $500,000 in Federal Railroad Administration funds for the project. Read more →

Andrews to ask Obama to halt dredging project

Courier-Post. U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J said today he plans to ask President Barack Obama to block federal funding for a dredging project that would deepen the Delaware River by five feet and calls for the temporary deposit of sediment in New Jersey. In June, officials from the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed an agreement to partner in deepening the river from 40 to 45 feet. Read more →

Students Entertain Gloucester City School Board

By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Members of the Gloucester City Board of Education were pleased last week to hear comments by students representing each of the district’s schools. Justin Ly, a fifth grade student at Mary Ethel Costello School, spoke about the winter activities at Costello School. An honor student, Ly has perfect attendance and delivered a standout performance in the school Christmas play, “Santa Goes Green.” Ly said he is interested in music and enjoys learning to play different instruments in his school music class. He added that he likes to read and is learning to play the piano.... Read more →

Bellmawr Board of Education 2009 Plans

By Chris Concannon NEWS Correspondent Bellmawr Schools Superintendent Annette Castiglione has unveiled Board of Education plans for 2009 and beyond. An intelligent and engaging person, Ms. Castiglione outlined several Board of Education (BOE) plans, along with numerous improvements already in place, during an hour-long interview recently. An educator for more than 30 years, she began her career upon graduation from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, including tenures in both the Philadelphia (PA), as well as Camden City (NJ) High School systems. She said these positions helped prepare her to become a superintendent. As a former Camden County Freeholder, Castiglione said... Read more →

THE 2008 City Little League Year in Review

Image via Wikipedia “WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS” The entire Gloucester City Little League family (Officers, Managers, Coaches, Players and Parents) would like to begin the year of 2009 with a very big “thank you” to everyone who in any way helped our organization through a very difficult year in 2008. The list is extensive and our sincere gratitude cannot be truly expressed in words. Last year began with an almost unbelievable event unfolding with the discovery of the ongoing theft of our operating improvement and reserve funds. This devastating crime dealt a serious blow to the organization... Read more →

Bellmawr Rescue 32 Special Called to Westville for Water Incident

Link Bellmawr Fire On Sunday afternoon January 25th, the Westville FD was dispatched to Route 295 @ the Big Timber Creek to assist police. 702 (E. Farley) arrived to find a partially submerged vehicle in the Timber Creek under the Rt. 295 bridge. Chief Farley special called Rescue 32 due to the unknown status of the vehicle occupants. Rescue 32 arrived w/ 8 members and deployed 2 members in cold water suits into the water to search the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Searches of the vehicle were negative and the members assisted the tow operators with rigging of the... Read more →

19 Commercial Properties For Sale in Gloucester City

TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY There are 19 commercial properties in Gloucester City according to the real estate web site . Included in that number are *six taverns. The properties are : 1. 217 Third Street at Powell Street, asking price $124,950. 2. 138 N. Broadway, (next to pizzeria) asking price 149,900 3. 301 N. Broadway, (car lot) asking price 24,000 4. 308-310 N. Broadway (Davalls Plumbing Supply) 200,000 5. *401 N. Broadway (O’Donnell’s inc. LL) 495,000 6. *200 S. Broadway (Twin Bar inc. LL) 650,000 7. 401 S. Broadway (Quality Furniture) 800,000 8. *509 S. Broadway (Red... Read more →

Iraqi, Coalition Forces Arrest Would-be Bombers, Seize Munitions

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2009 – Iraqi soldiers and police, “Sons of Iraq” civilian security group members and U.S. soldiers seized several weapons caches and arrested two suspected roadside bombers during raids conducted throughout the Baghdad area yesterday, military officials reported. The caches contained hundreds of rounds small-arms ammunition, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, boosters, artillery rounds, hand grenades, an anti-aircraft machine gun with ammunition, improvised explosive devices, explosives, timers, AK-47 assault rifles, rockets, fuses, blasting caps, and land mines. The two suspects were caught in the act of emplacing roadside bombs. In other operations yesterday: -- Iraqi and... Read more →

Coalition Forces in Afghanistan Kill 15 Taliban Fighters

American Forces Press Service KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 25, 2009 – Coalition forces in Afghanistan killed 15 Taliban militants and detained one suspect during an operation in Laghman province Jan. 23, military officials reported. The operation targeted a wanted Taliban commander and took place in the province’s Mehtar Lam district, northeast of Kabul. As coalition forces approached the militant leader’s compound, several armed insurgents emerged, and a firefight ensued. Nine militants were killed by coalition troops’ fire during the gun battle and four other Taliban fighters were dispatched by coalition air-to-ground support. Shortly afterward, the coalition force again was engaged by... Read more →

John W. Stiefel, Gloucester City Building Inspector; Services Monday

John W. Stiefel of Gloucester City, formerly of Mickleton died suddenly on January 22, 2009, age 46 years. John worked as a building inspector for Gloucester City and owned his own construction company. He was an avid Eagles fan and sportsman and enjoyed the horse races. PHOTO: John Stiefel on the right with Joe Stecklair in front of the Gloucester City Building and Housing Office. Date July 2007 Survived by his beloved mother Joan Stiefel-Funk; and loving family Elaine; 2 daughters Barbara (Jason) Kane; Nichole Bebe; a brother Bill (Lynn); 3 sisters Sue (Eugene) DiLuigi; Carol Northdurft; Nancy (Glenn) Sweeten... Read more →

Face of Defense: Soldier, Best Friend Sniff Out Danger

By Army Staff Sgt. Brock Jones Special to American Forces Press Service CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2009 – Dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” and in recent years, they also have become a soldier’s best friend. Army Sgt. Jess Storie, a dog handler, and his “battle buddy” Jose, a Labrador retriever, take a break following an afternoon training session in explosives search on Camp Slayer, Iraq, Jan. 16, 2009. The dog and handler are one of only seven dog teams that support Baghdad and the outlying province. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brock Jones (Click photo for... Read more →

Mount Ephraim officials applaud local organizations

Bill Bates Mount Ephraim NEWS Correspondent Mount Ephraim borough officials started off the first meeting of the New Year by applauding all of the work by the many organizations and borough departments over the holiday season. “A tremendous job was done by all to make this holidays season a bright and cheerful one despite the sluggish economy” stated Commissioner Bruce Greenwald. Similar comments were echoed by Commissioner Andy Gilmore and Mayor Joe Wolk. Some of the highlights were the Touch New Jersey Incorporated (food pantry) collecting non perishable items for holiday meals, the Celebration Committee collecting new unwrapped toys for... Read more →

William L. Conway, of Bellmawr, Korean War veteran

On January 22, 2009, of Bellmawr. Age 79. Beloved husband of 46 years of Vera C. (nee Boland). Loving brother of Mary Amato, Agnes Ippolite, Clare Winters, Theresa Rase, Bert Gagliardi, Carol Zamba, Frank Conway and the late Nicholas Conway. Mr. Conway served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired member of Local Union 454 in Philadelphia. There will be a viewing from 7:00 to 9:00pm Monday eve and 8:15 to 9:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10:00am Tuesday at Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Expressions... Read more →

Ronald E. Mann, of Gloucester City

MANN, Ronald E. On January 21, 2009, of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 67 years. Beloved husband of Marianne Mann. Dear father of Ronald Jr. and Christine. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday 10 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave. (at Lees Ave.), Collings-wood, NJ. Funeral service and interment will follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. Read more →

Elizabeth M. Cooper, member of VFW Post 3620 Ladies Aux., Gloucester Hts. Fire Company Ladies Aux.

On January 23, 2009. Age 86. (nee DeMore). Of Cooper River West, Pennsauken. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 36 years to the late Frank D. Cooper. Beloved mother of Richard (Kathy) Cooper of Gloucester City, Jennie (Herman) Helms of W. Collingswood Heights, Margaret (Frank) Wright of Orlando, Fl and Walter (Susan) Cooper of Salem. Loving grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 8. Dear brother of James (Betty) DeMore of Sewell. Elizabeth was a long time resident of Gloucester City. She was a member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post 3620 Ladies Auxiliary, Gloucester Heights Fire Company Ladies... Read more →

Political Candidates Drill Audubon Commission

The Retrospect. Resident and member of the “Audubon First” ticket running for office this May, Kurt Bicking, asked Mayor Chris Tassi whether the police department was adding or promoting officers to sergeant and corporal. Tassi deferred the question to Police Chief Tom Tassi. For his part, the chief responded that the department is adding a sergeant.Related articles by Zemanta Mayor and Council Looking Into Ways to Solve Juvenile Problems New Jersey: Politics Unusual: The Putz of the Week this week: Mayor Bob Hauck of Flemington Portsmouth names new police chief, from Camden, N.J. Read more →

Ready for prime time

Courier-Post. There is one way for the Rams to accomplish that mission. After this season -- the fourth Gloucester Catholic has played at a varsity level -- the coach and school administrators will apply to have the team moved up to the elite Gordon Conference level. That's the conference that houses the best teams in the state. Its members include Bishop Eustace, currently ranked No. 1 Read more →

Scott D. Welch, Age 50, Owner of Total Property Care

On January 21, 2009. Age 50. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Woodlynne and Williamsport, Pa. Loving husband of 28 years to Bertha Welch (nee Collins). Loving son of Lester and Caroline Welch (nee Shaffer). Loving father of Billy (Shyama) Wittman, Scotty Welch, Jr. and Ricky Lee Welch. Dear brother of the late Cheri Welch and Kelly Welch and survived by Robert and Rick Welch, Kathy Hamilton, Becky Jordan and Carol Beck. Godfather of Emily Wolfe. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Scott attended Williamsport High School and was the owner and operator of Total Property Care. Relatives and friends... Read more →

Dorothy Kraft, Longtime Member of Highland Park Methodist Church

On January 22, 2009. Age 97. (nee Bobo). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 67 years to the late Edwin C. Kraft. Beloved mother of Dorothy L. Wright, Fred E. Kraft, Edwina M. Bradford and Edwin R. Kraft. Loving grandmother of 9 and predeceased by 1. Loving great-grandmother of 21. Dorothy was a lifetime resident of Gloucester City. She was a 1930 graduate of Gloucester High School. Dorothy was a member of Highland Park Methodist Church since 1965 where she was in the Women’s Guild. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her visitation on Monday morning from 10:30... Read more →

Trophy hunting smear evolves from fish tale

Buckmasters -- Never underestimate the power of words or those who wield it. A major news magazine, several newspapers, websites and bloggers last week published stories slamming the practice of "trophy hunting," or so it seemed to both hunters and anti-hunters who began circling wagons. Problem is: The study at the root of all the hoopla concerned mainly fish and snails.Related articles by Zemanta Opening weekend of deer hunting memorable for two men Record Buck? Archer Bags Notable Deer Hunters Can Begin to Apply for Second Spring Gobbler Tag Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY: January 23, a CONRAIL train passes the rotten railroad ties and trash that lines the railroad tracks along Johnson Blvd and all of Klemm Avenue to Rt. 130. Workers for CONRAIL replaced the old ties with new ones two months ago. But the workers left the old ones thrown about along with empty tar buckets. Bottom photo, rotten railroad ties along with empty tar buckets lay near the walkway into the Johnson Blvd. Recreation area. photos/caption-Bill Cleary Related: TIPS AND SNIPPETS TRAIN DERAILS IN GLOUCESTER CITY Read more →

Macey Cropski Sets New State Record at NJ Gymnastics Competition

Congratulations to Macey Cropski, of Gloucester City, who recently placed First in the Uneven Bars, at the New Jersey Gymnastics Competition Level #6. With a score of 9.55 Macey set a new state record. At the same competition Macey placed Third (tied) in the Vault and Fifth Place (all around score). Macey is a student at St. Mary Grammer School, Gloucester City. GREAT JOB MACEY, Love Garby and Poppy HaasRelated articles by Zemanta ClearysNoteBook: Breaking News/Gloucester City NJ/Route 76 Crash Leads to arrest Gov Corzine Video Message on Controlling Property Taxes Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High ~ 1 ClearysNoteBook: Berlin... Read more →

Two Coaches Disciplined following Confrontation at Basketball Game

GLOUCESTER CITY-The Officers of the Carmen Palmiero Basketball League have suspended two coaches and a fan on Zero Tolerance charges. The individuals involved became engaged in a verbal confrontation during a girls 5th & 6th grade basketball game. As tensions rose the Gloucester City Police were summon. Uon their arrival the CITY Police called for mutual response from surrounding towns. The Gloucester City Police along with the referees in charge ended the game and the situation was referred to the C.P.B.L. officers. An officer of the C.P.B.L. League stated “The situation at the Cold Spring School was dealt with immediately... Read more →

Turkey Permit Lottery Application Period Opens Sunday

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife opens the turkey permit application period for the spring turkey hunting season on Sunday, January 25. Applications c an be submitted at any license agent ( ) or online ( ). Information about the season, including Turkey Hunting Area and Period dates and quotas, is in the 2009 Wild Turkey Hunting Season Information Booklet. The booklet is available online in PDF format only at this time; the print version has been delayed and will not be available until after the permit application period begins. The application period closes February 22;... Read more →

Deer hunt planned again in northern NJ Such incidents could decline if local officials have their way. For a second year in a row, Essex County plans to use trained marksmen to help thin the deer population of a 2,000-acre land preserve in northern New Jersey. Related articles by Zemanta Baristanet: Deer Hunt Or Witch Hunt? Read more →

Today's Poem: I AM POEM by Steven Jackson

Written by Steven Jackson Grade 8 St. Mary Grammar School, Gloucester City NJ I AM POEM I am athletic and intelligent I wonder what college I am going to I hear the Notre Dame Fight Song I see the Golden Dome I want to go to Notre Dame I am athletic and intelligent I pretend to be a Notre Dame Football player I feel like a hard working student I touch the grass of Notre Dame stadium I worry if I will ever get into a good college I cry when we leave Notre Dame I am athletic and... Read more →

Audubon's Schiavo resigns to be Rowan's QBs coach

Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/22/2009. Ralph Schiavo, who earned a reputation for developing quarterbacks at Audubon, has resigned as head coach to become the quarterbacks coach at Rowan University. Schiavo had been with Audubon since 1996, starting as an assistant coach before becoming the head coach in 2002. Read more →

Brooklawn Neighborhood "Eyes and Ears" Watch.

By Earl Foster We had a great meeting on Sunday, January 11th discussing communications, safety, and some of the things we should be watching for. Also discussed was the best and safest way for us to help our Police Dept. by ensuring we provide pertinent information as needed. Everyone provided great input and some great ideas were put on the table. Our Membership now totals 22 and more are expected so were off to a good start. Our next meeting will be held on Sunday evening, February 15th, from 7pm to 9pm at the Brooklawn Community Center. Topics for this... Read more →

Public Invited to Attend Internet Awareness Presentation

Mt. Ephraim School District PRESS RELEASE: The Mt. Ephraim Public School District in collaboration with the New Jersey State Police would like to invite you to a presentation on…. Internet Awareness: Presenter: Detective Cy Bleistine Raymond W. Kershaw Middle School Multi-Purpose Room February 23, 2009 7:00 p.m. Topics of Discussion: - Hazards of Chatting - My Space - Cyber-bullying - Peer to peer file sharing This event is being coordinated by the joint efforts of the Child Study Team, Health Offices, and Parent Advisory Committee. Read more →

Today's Poem: When I Get Lost in This World

Written by Macey Cropski- 6th Grade St. Mary Grammar School, Gloucester City NJ When I get lost in this world Things come out at night Scary, goofy, cool things, that gives me a big old fright I sit I stare and wonder what might, What might they do tonight Will they come and stay with me, or play with me, keep away with me What will I sight When I get lost in this world I open new doors I jump in and catch new things, Floorid, poorids, forsurids They dance and play with wings When I get lost... Read more →

Lawsuit Against Gloucester City Police Dept. Moving through Federal Court System

TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY Bill Cleary A complaint filed on March 27, 2007 in United States District Court, District of NJ against the City of Gloucester City, Gloucester City Police Department, Gloucester City Police Chief William Crothers and Officer Joseph Eller and John Does 1 to 6 is scheduled for a status conference on Friday, January 23. The plaintiff, Edward Boscoe of the 500 unit block of Ridgeway Street, is suing the parties above alleging that the police used excessive force during an incident in 2005. According to court documents on March 28, 2005, in the early morning hours, Plaintiff... Read more →

Police: Bomb threat on NJ turnpike not credible

- Houston Chronicle. WOODBURY HEIGHTS, N.J. — A bomb scare shut down a 30-mile stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday night, snarling traffic for hours before state police determined the threat was not credible. State police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Jones said troopers took a 27-year-old Massachusetts man into custody following a car stop around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes of the turnpike in Woodbury Heights about six miles south of Exit 3. Read more →