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January 2009


media release HARRISBURG – Under a new law, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that he has selected the National Wild Turkey Federation to auction off a special antlered elk license at its upcoming national convention Feb. 19-22 in Nashville, Tennessee. Noting that Pennsylvania’s modern-day elk hunt, which began in 2001, has produced several Boone & Crockett book entries, George Thornton, NWTF CEO, said this tag represents an incredible opportunity to harvest a trophy elk while doing great things for wildlife... Read more →

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... Read more →

Chat room

southphillyreview.com. The mayor of Philadelphia is hardly a man who can move around town unnoticed, but his appearance at the 17th Police District Advisory Council meeting came as a shock to the residents who packed 20th and Federal streets Tuesday night. During the open forum that brought out 20 residents, Nutter was asked more than 10 questions — Related articles by Zemanta ClearysNoteBook: Eagles president Banner feels your pain, but plans to do nothing (gloucestercitynews.net) Post Office May Cut Back on Mail Delivery (abcnews.go.com) ATF... Read more →

Eagles coach Johnson fighting cancer

Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/29/2009. TAMPA – Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson was told Monday that he has melanoma skin cancer in his spine, the team disclosed today. Johnson, who has been in charge of Andy Reid’s defense during the head coach’s 10 seasons with the Eagles, has begun radiation treatments at Bryn Mawr Hospital after initially being diagnosed by doctors at Pennsylvania Hospital. 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 (gloucestercitynews.net) ClearysNoteBook: Breaking News/Gloucester City NJ/Route 76 Crash Leads to arrest (gloucestercitynews.net)... Read more →

Salem hands Gloucester High first loss of season

NJ.com. 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 →

Bon Jovi Sued By Philadelphia Soul's Ex-Manager For Unpaid Wages

AHN | January 30, 2009. Philadelphia, PA (CNS) - Bon Jovi is being sued by a former sales manager for the Philadelphia Soul, an Arena Football League (AFL) team in which Jon Bon Jovi is a partner, for nearly $125,000 in wages and commissions, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more →

American Heroes: Sgt. David W. Wallace and Sgt. Trevor J. Johnson

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The following Marines died Jan. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan: Sgt. David W. Wallace III, 25, of Sharpsville, Pa. Sgt. Trevor J. Johnson, 23, of Forsyth, Mont. The Marines were assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.Related articles by Zemanta American Hero: Lance Cpl. Jessie A. Cassada, 19, of Hendersonville, N.C.... 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... Read more →

American Heroes: Two Helicopters Crash, Four soldiers Die

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed Jan. 26 in Kirkuk, Iraq. They were assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were: Chief Warrant Officer Philip E. Windorski, Jr., 35, of Bovey, Minn. Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G. Kelley, 30, of Cameron, Mo. Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M.... Read more →

Officer Down: Police Officer Chris Jones Killed in Collision

Thursday, January 29, 2009 Pennsylvania Officer Killed in Collision MIDDLETOWN Twp. (CBS 3) -- A Middletown Township police officer has died from injuries suffered during a collision on Route 1 Thursday morning. The accident occurred during a routine traffic stop on the northbound side of Route 1 near I-95 at about 11 a.m. Police said Officer Chris Jones was writing a ticket when a passing Toyota Corolla rear-ended a nearby Pontiac Grand Prix. The Toyota then struck the officer's cruiser, trapping him under the vehicle.... Read more →

Today's Poem: Candy Dreams

By: Abigail Riddell, Sixth Grade, St. Mary Grammar Schoolwww.smshope.org 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... 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! www.smshope.org 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... 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... Read more →


media release PATCO celebrates 40 years this February and would like those who rode the line 40 years ago to be a part of the anniversary. PATCO began operating on February 15, 1969 and is looking for those who were among the first to use the service to share their stories or vintage photographs. There will be a number of upcoming events marking the line’s 40 years of service and PATCO would like to hear from customers about their thoughts and experiences. If you can... 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... Read more →

Officer Down: Police Chief Larry Blagg Killed in Ice Storm

Officer.com Breaking News E-Alert Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Arkansas Police Chief Killed in Ice Storm TRUMANN, Ark. -- The ice storm claims the life of Trumann Police Chief Larry Blagg. Sources say that Chief Blagg was helping remove ice storm debris when a tree branch fell on him. Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters says Blagg went into cardiac arrest. The 40-year-old is said to have died on the way to the hospital. » Read More 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 www.mccannhealey.com 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... Read more →

Two Miles High debuts at the legendary Trocadero Theater

Philadelphia, PA - February 7, 2009 - Two Miles High debuts at the legendary Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia on Saturday February 7, 2009 Two Miles High is a heavy rock band setting the scene on fire from Philadelphia, PA, poised to conquer the city with their unique, accessible sound. Built around complementary dual-guitar rhythms, heavy progressive drumming, and lush, powerful choruses, this quintet will overwhelm you with its dynamic sound, raw emotion, and unforgettable melodies. Influenced by groups like Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge, and Shinedown... 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... 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.... Read more →

American Hero: Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan, 25, of Brooklyn, NY

Image via WikipediaThe Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Jan. 24 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Read more →

American Hero: Pvt Grant A. Cotting, 19, of Corona, Calif

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Grant A. Cotting, 19, of Corona, Calif., died Jan. 24 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 515th Sapper Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Read more →

Today's Poem: Gameland by Cassie Francis

written by Cassie Francis Grade 6, St. Mary Grammar School www.smshope.org 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... Read more →


In other action today, the Board of Game Commissioners announced the rest of the 2009 quarterly meetings of the Board will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21 and July 8-9, which will be held in the auditorium of the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave. On Oct. 5-6, the Board will meet in Philadelphia, at a site to be determined later. Also, the January 2010 meeting has been set for Jan. 24, 25 and 26, and will be held at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. Read more →

A Face You Gotta Love!

Photo: Ziggy with Sophie a 15 week- old- beagle. The puppy is a gift for Zig's granddaughter A recent visit to WormLand in Delaware resulted in many laughs and a new puppy for the Zearfoss family. Worm aka Bill Seddon retired to nearby Delaware several years ago. Today he is a "gentleman" farmer who spends the day hunting and fishing. When not pursuing his hobbies, he hooks up "Dora the Explorer", a shaggy miniature horse, to a Amish type buggy and rides off to survey... Read more →

Gore to Turn Up Heat as Snow, Ice Hit Washington

www.businessandmedia.org “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... 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... Read more →

Railroad reconstruction on track

NJ.com. 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... Read more →