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February 2009

Gloucester City Resident Honored for Saving A Life

GLOUCESTER CITY-Mayor Bill James at Thursday council meeting presented James E. Pierce of Gloucester City with the American Red Cross Presidential Citation for Saving a Life. Pictured are: from left to right, Pierce, Mayor James, Red Cross Chapter Chairman Dr. Tom Tudor, Red Cross Chapter Vice Chair, Tracy Siebold, Esq., and Lisa Brassill, Red Cross Health and Safety Director. SEE STORY Related articles by Zemanta Sucessful Blood Drive for Evan ( Vandals continue to destroy Angels Playground, Plans for Chathman Square Announced, Update on WaWa; Sports Arena in Bellmawr? ( Read more →

Tax Relief for Gloucester City Seniors (First Time Applicants)

“Most of our senior citizens should now qualify for this program if they own their own homes”. Mayor Bill James Those qualified are directly reimbursed by the state for the difference between the amount of local property taxes paid in the base year (the year applicants become eligible and first filed for the program) and the amount of the property taxes paid for the reimbursement year. Forms to apply for retroactive refunds for 2007 will be available in the Gloucester Tax Collectors office by the end of February and the 2008 forms will be in sometime next month. Mayor James... Read more →

Gloucester City Council Regular Monthly Meeting Agenda

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 8 P.M. City Hall, 313 MONMOUTH STREET Agenda 1. Call Meeting to Order: 2. Pledge of Allegiance: 3. Roll Call: 4. Open Public Meetings Act Notice: This meeting is being held in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, otherwise known as the “Sunshine Law.” It has been legally noticed in accordance with the law and copies have been given to those requesting the same. 5. Presentation: James E. Pierce, American Red Cross Presidential Citation for Saving a Life 6. Proclamation: Declaring American Red Cross Month – March, 2009 7. Resolutions R074 Acknowledging the... Read more →

St. Rose of Lima School NEWS

media release St. Rose of Lima School first graders welcomed firefighter Mark Campanell from the Mt. Ephraim and Gloucester City Fire Departments on Tuesday. Mark gave a presentation on fire safety and his career as a firefighter. Photo: First grade student, Dehlia Rotchford gets a chance to try on Firefighter Mark’s gear.Related articles by Zemanta Tips and Snippets: Clearing Up the Rumors about the City Fire Dept. ( Camden City: Two Alarm Fire, One Firefighter Injured ( ClearysNoteBook: Regular Monthly Meeting of the Mayor and Common Council of Gloucester City ( Read more →


Pennsauken, NJ, Feb. 24, 2009 – James E. Pierce, a longtime resident of Gloucester City and a Red Cross Health and Safety Instructor, will be presented with the American Red Cross Presidential Citation for Saving a Life at 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Gloucester City Council Meeting. Mayor William James and Council Members will be a part of the presentation as Dr. Thomas Tudor, Chapter Chair of the Camden County American Red Cross, and Vice-Chair Tracy Siebold, Esq., convey this prestigious award to Mr. Pierce. This award is the highest honor that a volunteer can receive from... Read more →


$1000 Donation Helps Young Musicians Mount Ephraim, NJ – February 19, 2009 - Surrounded by young music students from RW Kershaw School Jazz Band in Mt. Ephraim, director, Mary Manion, was smiling. “This is a great day in the Music Department!” she said. The students agreed. This year, the Mt. Ephraim P.T.O. made a generous donation of $1000 to the Music Department to help meet its equipment needs. The administration and school board of Mt. Ephraim have a long tradition of special support for the district’s music program. This includes funding for regular performing ensembles such as the Concert Band,... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim BOE Approves Pre-School Day Care Plan

By Leigh Anne Hockenberry Hubbs NEWS Correspondent The Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) announced during February’s meeting its approval of the pre-school plan and pre-school day care. Both the before and after school programs will offer more options to parents. Board members said 45 children were attending the Just Kids Program as of February 4, for grades K-6, from 7 a.m. until the start of school and from the time of dismissal until 6 p.m. Also, Board members said the Police Department performed Critical Incident Training at the Kershaw Middle School on January 21 and February 4, and that... Read more →

Gloucester City Board of Ed President Pleased With Improved Scores

By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Gloucester City School Board President Louisa Llewellyn told the NEWS she was thrilled by the improving scores posted by Gloucester City High 11th graders in 2007-08. She stopped by the office the day after last week’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting, pointing out that the students scored better in both Mathematics and Language Arts. Some 78.4 percent of last year’s 11th graders were either advanced or proficient in Math, compared to 67.8 percent in 2006-07, and 52.8 percent in 2002-03. “It is a remarkable turnaround,” said Llewellyn, a former teacher in the school district, who... Read more →


Funeral Services were held for Virginia R. Earney, 90, of Audubon, who died February 8, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Boyen R. Earney. Dear mother of Kirk (Nancy) Earney, Susan E. Dempsey and Ginger (Douglas) Saurman. Loving grandmother of Lisa (Bill) Moore, Daniel (Cindy) Mitten, the late Collete Earney, Kirk Alan (Jennifer) Earney, Michael (Kelly) Dempsey, Debra (Julio) Cardinale, Scott (Heather) Dempsey, Derek (Renee) Saurman and Jason Saurman. Also survived by 16 great grandchildren: William Moore; Kyle and Jacob Mitten; Nathan, Caitlin and Aidan Earney; Lillian, Jack and Bryce Dempsey; Abigail Dempsey; Nicole, Nina, Natale and Jacob Cardinale; Kendra... Read more →

HELEN CATHERINE NOLAN, formerly of Bellmawr Park

Funeral Services were held for Helen Catherine Nolan, (Hess), 97, of Deptford, formerly of Bellmawr Park for 62 years, who died February 8, 2009. Beloved wife for 52 years of the late Joseph E. Nolan. Devoted mother of Robert J. Nolan. Devoted mother of Robert J. Nolan and his wife Diane of Mays Landing and Diane Costro of Sewell and her late husband Joseph B. Costro. Dear sister of Agnes Yashinski. Loving grandmother of Joseph M. Costro (Annette), Mark T. Costro (Lorraine), Robert J. Nolan and Brian J. Nolan (Kathleen). Great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of two. Interment was in... Read more →

ROSE M. SHARP, former Mt. Ephraim resident

Funeral Services were held for Rose M. Sharp, (Boehner), 91, of Deptford, formerly of Mount Ephraim, who died February 6, 2009. Wife of the late Al Sharp. Mother of Charles Biederman (Rose) of Deptford, George Biederman (Carol) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, John Biederman (Pat) of Deptford, Mae Fennimore (Jim) of Mullica Hill, Anne O’Hara (Jim) of Pittsgrove, Jeanette Odd (Earl) of Appleton, Maine and Mary Whitmore of Pompano Beach, FL. Also survived by twenty-nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Interment was in New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →

RAYMOND E. BURR, JR. of West Collingswood, Korean War Veteran

Image via Wikipedia Funeral Services were held for Raymond E. Burr, Jr., 80, of West Collingswood, who died February 9, 2009. Mr. Burr served as a Sergeant in the US Army during the Korean War. Ray was a truck driver for Teamster Local 312 of Philadelphia, retiring in 1993. The Burr family has lived in West Collingswood over 46 years and Mr. Burr was a member of American Legion Post #72 in Brooklawn. Beloved husband of Jeanne M. Burr; devoted father of Karen A. (Richard) Nielubowicz of Riverton, Mark E. (Eileen) Burr of West Collingswood and James M. (Leslie) Burr... Read more →

Gloucester City: Corpse found in Delaware River

-A corpse was found in the Delaware River on Monday afternoon at 12:13pm near the Gloucester Marina on King Street. Lt. George Berglund, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police Department said when officers responded to the report they found the body of a female floating near the shore line. The investigation is being conducted by Detective Ridge and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.Related articles by Zemanta Vandals continue to destroy Angels Playground, Plans for Chathman Square Announced, Update on WaWa; Sports Arena in Bellmawr? ( Breaking News: Woman Driver Dies in Oaklyn Traffic Accident ( Sometimes Good Coaches Are Hard... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Commissioners Take Steps to Cut Costs

By Bill Bates, Mount Ephraim News Correspondent It a continuing effort to limit operating costs, the Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced several resolutions that would help the borough control their day to day expenses as well as continue practicing shared services agreements. The BOC determined that it would be the best interest of the borough to purchase office supplies through Office Basics, Incorporated of Boothwyn, PA through the Camden County Cooperative Pricing System for the next two years at 74% off the catalogue prices specified in the bid agreement. Office Basics was awarded the contract following a detailed... Read more →


DATE: March 11, 2009 Time: 10 am Place: ALICE COSTELLO SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER Registration for the 2009-10 school year will be held on March 11. Official Birth Certificate – child must be (5) years old on or before 10/01/09 (kindergarten) or four (4) years old on or before 10/01/09 (Pre-Kindergarten) Immunization record – must include: complete series of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (D.P.T.), polio measles (1 for pre-K & 2 for K), mumps, and rubella; Varivax (chicken pox; 1 dose of DPTC Polio must have been given after age 4 Haemophilus B (minimum 1 dose after age 1) Hepatitis B... Read more →

Joseph H. Hagan Jr., age 38, of Gloucester City

Suddenly, On February 21, 2009. Age 38. Of Gloucester City. Cherished Son of the late Joseph H. Hagan, Sr. and Edith (nee Merrill). Loving Brother of Lisa Hagan of Gloucester City. Devoted nephew of Joan Gundle of Gloucester City. Special Friend of Janet Taunitas of Gloucester City. At the request of the family, viewing and services are private. Inurnment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gloucester City. Expressions of sympathy e-mailed to under online obituaries of Joseph H. Hagan, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Read more →

Anna Colavito, of Haddon Heights, St. Rose of Lima Parishioner

On February 21, 2009. (nee DiNubile) Of Haddon Heights. Loving wife of 61 years to the late Anthony Colavito. Loving mother of Loretta (John) McCord of Cherry Hill and Lynne (Daniel) Buckley of Arizona. Beloved sister of the late Rocco (late Clara) DiNubile and the late John V. (surviving Margaret) DiNubile. Loving grandmother of John (Colleen), Ronald (Stacie), Matthew (Sandra), Jennifer (William) and Devin. Loving great-grandmother of 8. Anna was born in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Southern High School. She was a resident of Haddon Heights for 50 years where she was a longtime parishioner of St. Rose... Read more →

Betty Smith, of Mt. Ephraim, proud Grandmom of 16 and Great Grandmom of 12

Beatrice C. "Betty" Smith (nee Comerford), age 84 of Mt. Ephraim, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday February 21, 2009. Mrs. Smith was born in Camden, NJ and had been a resident of Mt. Ephraim for the past 60 years. Betty is the sister of Joan Comerford and dedicated mother of Frank (Dolores) Curry (Louise) Nancy, Ronald (Patricia) Gary (Louise) Wayne (Kathleen) Curtis (Peggy) Smith and the late Kevin Smith. She is the proud grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 12. Relatives and friends are invited to join the Smith family to remember and pay tribute to Beatrice... Read more →

Gregory F. Johnson of Brooklawn, 1969 GHS Graduate, Lockheed Martin Employee

On February 21, 2009. Age 57. Of Brooklawn. Loved and care for by his devoted wife of 36 years, Lynn A. (nee Wendler). Devoted father of Derek Johnsen and Tyler Johnsen both of Brooklawn. Cherished Son of the recently deceased Rita Lezenby (nee Varley). Devoted Brother of Kristina Johnsen of Florida. Gregory known to many classmates as "Hope" for his resemblance to Bob Hope. He was a 1969 Graduate of Gloucester City High School. Gregory went to Camden County Vocational School in Sicklerville to be an Electrician. He worked at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown for 30 years. Gregory has been... Read more →

Francis W. Kelley of Audubon, WW II Veteran, Camden Catholic HS graduate

On February 21, 2009, Francis Warren Kelley, age 84, passed away. Born and raised in Camden, Francis had been a longtime resident of Audubon. Francis was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School, a World War II Veteran and he loved to play golf. Francis is the beloved husband of 50 years to Marie (nee Lyons). He is the loving father of Catherine (John) Kelley, Ann (Timothy) Mitchell, Mary Laffleur and Michael Kelley. He is the devoted grandfather of Jacqueline, Kevin, Sean, Sarah, Katie and Emily. He is the dear brother of James Kelley and the late, Harry Kelley. He... Read more →

Magic Sports The twin towns of Mays Landing and Millville in south Jersey might not signal much to the average reader of New Jersey Baseball Magazine, but to Ron Nametko they are places where dreams can come true. Located in Atlantic County and Cumberland County respectively, they provide a total of 346 acres of land where the sports tournament, hospitality, and entertainment industries may come together. In addition to having outdoor fields for baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, and lacrosse, architectural plans call for indoor basketball and tennis courts, indoor and outdoor running tracks, an indoor, 50 thousand square-foot water park, urgent... Read more →

Robert McGovern, St. Mary's Parishioner, former Jaycee Member

On February 21, 2009. Age 63. Of Blackwood. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving son of Mary McGovern (nee Bonhage) and the late Vincent D. McGovern. Loving brother of Kathleen “Kass” (Thomas) Reed, Vince (Dolores) McGovern, John (Jona) McGovern, Bernadette (James) Moore, the late Mary Ann (surviving John) Petroski and the late Ellen C. (surviving Michael) Horgan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Robert was a long time resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Camden County Vocational Technical High School. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church and a former member of the Gloucester City Jaycees.... Read more →

Military Fields 10,000th Mine-resistant Vehicle to Troops in Iraq

American Forces Press Service BAGHDAD, Feb. 20, 2009 - The U.S. military fielded its 10,000th mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle in Iraq today during a ceremony on Camp Liberty, just 22 months after it was introduced into the theater of operations. Mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles sit in a row on the Camp Liberty, Iraq, fielding site, Feb. 20, 2009. The day marked the introduction of the 10,000th vehicle into Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Gaylord (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Servicemembers and civilians from across Victory Base Complex gathered among rows of MRAPs at the largest fielding site in... Read more →

Investigation Confirms Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Strike

American Forces Press Service KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2009 - An investigation into a Feb. 17 coalition air strike in Afghanistan's Heart province has confirmed that 13 noncombatants and three enemy fighters were killed, military officials reported. Army Brig. Gen. Michael A. Ryan of U.S. Forces Afghanistan offers his condolences Feb. 20, 2009, to families of those killed during an operation targeting insurgents three days earlier in Afghanistan's Herat province. U.S. Army photo A combined Afghan National Army and coalition forces investigation team, accompanied by international observers, inspected the site this week to determine the identities of those killed. Investigators... Read more →

Mildred L. Barlow, of Bellmawr, Retired Bank Employee

On February 19, 2009. Age 82. (nee Lundquist). Of Bellmawr. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 35 years to the late John P. Barlow. Beloved companion of the late Carl Reichert. Loving mother of Janice, Duane, Dan, Vicki and the late Jackie Barlow, Jr. Loving grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 4. Dear sister of Dorothy Bartley, Thelma Schoeler, William Lundquist, Florence Wiley and the late Victor Lundquist. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mildred worked many years in the banking industry for People’s Bank in Brooklawn and United Jersey in Westmont. She enjoyed life, was devoted... Read more →

Hunterdon man dies after being shot in hunting accident

- Henry Zurawski, 64, of Whitehouse Station was shot once in the abdomen by his friend, Ronald Karnaugh, 42, of Lebanon, Lt. Sebastian Donaruma said yesterday. Zurawski was conscious and speaking when rescue workers arrived, but was pronounced dead at Hunterdon Medical Center. Read more →

Snow Goose Conservation, Registration Open

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has opened registration for sportsmen and sportswomen to participate in the snow goose Conservation Order (CO). The CO will be held from March 11 - April 18, 2009. A Conservation Order is a special management action authorized by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that is needed to control certain wildlife populations when traditional management programs are unsuccessful in preventing overabundance of that population. The CO allows for an extended time period outside of traditional hunting seasons, as well as additional methods, for taking snow geese without bag limits. This action is granted under... Read more →

'Adopt a U.S. Soldier' Links Volunteers With Deployed Troops

By Sharon Foster American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2009 - A Colorado-based group is connecting deployed troops with volunteers eager to "adopt" them. Since its inception four years ago, "Adopt a U.S. Soldier" has connected more than 100,000 servicemembers to 265,000 supportive Americans who have sent them regular care packages, wrote letters and, on occasion, run errands for family members. "It's been such a privilege to work with this organization and see it grow to what it is today," Ann Johnson, the group's founder and chief executive officer, said. "We are committed to our soldiers. We love them.... Read more →

Hugh R. Crossan, age 72, of Audubon, Retired Postal Employee, Community Activist

CROSSAN,Hugh R. Age 72 of Audubon, passed away while surrounded by his family at Lourdes Medical Center in Camden on Tuesday February 17, 2009. Mr. Crossan was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 23, 1937 and spent all of his early years growing up in West Phila. As a young man, Hugh had faithfully defended his country as a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1961. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a Data Technician Specialist and worked at the 30 th Street Station and the Philadelphia International Airport. Mr.... Read more →

Edward L. Musick, of Gloucester City, Volunteer Firefighter

On February 18, 2009. Age 53. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 35 years to Donna J. Musick (nee Wood). Loving father of Thomas A. (Danielle) Musick, Dianna J. (Robert) Arble, Daniel S. (Lois) Musick and Patrick Q. Musick. Loving grandfather of 13. Edward was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church. He worked over 10 years for Joseph Oat Corporation in Camden and was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 19. He was a volunteer for Pine Grove Fire Company in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Monday... Read more →

Police Union Weighs in on Audubon Contract

The Retrospect. President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #76, Brian Cranmer, says that up until now, “the union has kept quiet and respected the wishes of police chiefs involved, but we’re not getting anywhere that way. I have to represent my members.” Cranmer is talking about the ongoing police contract negotiations between the Boroughs of Audubon and Audubon Park. Read more →

Candidates Question Audubon Commissioners

The Retrospect. AUDUBON NJ-After the formal swearing in of two police promotions previously announced, the meeting was open to public questions regarding the 2009 budget, 2008 audit results, and the degree of possibility that more layoffs will take place this year. Read more →

Gloucester City Council Caucus Agenda

Caucus Meeting of the Mayor and Common Council of Gloucester City Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:00 P.M. 313 Monmouth Street AGENDA 1. Call to Order: 2. Pledge of Allegiance: 3. Roll Call: 4. Sunshine Law: This meeting is being held in conformance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, otherwise known as the “Sunshine Law”. It has been legally noticed in accordance with the law and copies have been given to those requesting the same. 5. Public Comment Period: The Governing Body, in accordance with P.L. 2002, c. 80, have adopted the following guidelines relative to the Public Comment... Read more →

James Dickson, born in Gloucester City past NJ Transit employee

James F. Dickson DICKSON, James F. Age 71, of Millville, NJ, formerly of Glassboro, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at his home. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, he was a long-time resident of Glassboro before moving to Millville a few months ago. Jim was highly regarded for his praying spirit, kindness, generosity and dedication to God and his family. He was employed for 28 years by NJ Transit as a bus mechanic and for 7 years by the Borough of Glassboro Highway Department. He served with both the US Army and the NJ Army National Guard.He was an... Read more →

Bill Mahoney, of Bellmawr, past president of Ironworkers Local #401, Volunteer Fireman for 51 Years

William "Bill" Mahoney MAHONEY, William (Bill) On February 14, 2009 of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 86. Beloved husband of Betty (nee Besso). Devoted father of Elaine Kennedy (Harold), Kathleen Donlin (Brendon), Michele Slivak (Michael), and William Mahoney (Suzanne). Loving grandpop of Krista, Jonathan, Matthew, Leah, Caitlin, Michael, and Sadie. Brother Bill to Charmaine Wilson, Jeannette Born (Ray), Sister Elaine Mahoney, O.S.F., James Mahoney (Shirley), and the late June Langan, Michael, Joseph, Charles, and John Mahoney. Bill served in the Pacific in World War II with his five brothers, and was a proud member of VFW Posts Bellmawr and Runnemede's... Read more →

Hilda Alice Gracie, of Gloucester City

On February 17, 2009. Surrounded by her loving family. Age 89. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Collingswood. Loving wife of 45 years to the late Thomas R. Gracie. Loving mother of Margaret (Earl) Stech of Gilbert, Arizona, Thomas R. (Margaret) Gracie, Jr. of Sewell and Janet R. (Steve) Lipski of Gloucester City. Loving grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 4. Dear sister of Florence “Dina” Cox of Evansville, Indiana, Ida McConnell of Pittsburgh, PA and the late Ellen “Nellie” Dye of Norwich, England. Hilda was born and raised in England. She immigrated to Pittsburgh, PA in 1946 to join her... Read more →

DORIS R. GARDNER formerly of Bellmawr

Funeral services were held for Doris R. Gardner, 88 (nee Sigafoos), of FL, formerly of Bellmawr and Newfield, NJ, who passed away on January 30, 2009. Born Sept. 7, 1920, daughter of the late Walter and Harriet (Courter) Sigafoos, sister of the late Walter Sigafoos and loving wife of the late Norman H. Gardner. Doris was a graduate of Frankford High School in Philadelphia and a homemaker and Brownie Troop leader in Bucks County, PA. She was a loving mother of nine children, two of which, Norman and Gaynor, preceded her in death. Surviving children are: Lynn Gaun (Tom) of... Read more →


Funeral services were held for George E. Applebee, 84, of Mt. Ephraim, who passed away on February 3, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Cora Jean (nee Davis). Devoted father of Neda McDonald and George A., Jr. Dear father-in-law of Tom McDonald. Loving grandfather of Thomas, Jr. and Timothy. Mr. Applebee was an Army vet of WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post 72, Brooklawn. Mr. Applebee retired from Fischer & Porter, Warminster, PA, after over 25 years of service. Interment at Woodbury Memorial Park, Woodbury. Read more →

VERONICA FRANCES CLARK of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City

Funeral Services were held for Veronica Frances Clark, (Bakely), 95, of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City, who died January 29, 2009. Mrs. Clark lived most of her life in Gloucester. She was employed by Campbell Soup in Camden and JC Penney in Audubon, but spent most of her life as a homemaker. Wife of the late Charles H. Clark, Jr. Mother of Rev. Dr. Lawrence D. Clark (Jacqueline), Ronald Lois C. Musto (Eugene) and the late Linda D. Kinsky. Grandmother of Pamela C. Martin (Frank), Charles W. Clark, Lisa M. Shober (Mark), Stephanie M. Beck (Michael), Michelle Kinsky and Aaron... Read more →

ELMER B. CATLING, JR. of Bellmawr

Funeral Services were held for Elmer B. Catling, Jr., 85, of Bellmawr, who died January 30, 2009. Born in Camden and raised both there and Merchantville. He was a proud US Army Veteran and Navy Reserves and served during WWII. He was a member of the VFW Post #9563, Bellmawr. Prior to retirement in 1986 as general manager of circulation, Elmer was employed by Knight Ridder with the Philadelphia Inquirer for 30 years. He enjoyed the sounds of the Lennon Sisters and Lawrence Welk and liked to relax while watching professional wrestling. Beloved husband of 67 years to Dorothy J.;... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire and Rescue Officers for 2009

By Chris Concannon NEWS Correspondent Bellmawr Fire and Rescue No. 1 had its annual Appreciation Dinner January 31, where Councilman and Public Safety Director John Bollinger swore in the following new officers: 2009 Fire Officers Chief James Burleigh Sr., First Captain Robert Mortka, Second Captain Robert Burns, First Lieutenant Thomas Domeracki, Second Lieutenant Daniel Di Renzo and Engineer Michael Burhart. 2009 Executive Officers President Paul C. Sandrock Jr., Vice President James Keller, Secretary C.J. Ruff, Treasurer Joseph Wadsworth, Assistant Tre-asurer Charles Hannum, Financial Secretary Joseph Huff, House Chairman John Burhart, Trustee Frank Delano, Trustee John Kennedy, Trustee Brian Monroe and... Read more →

New Jersey: Public Forum to Discuss Freshwater Fisheries

February 2, 2009 A public forum to discuss freshwater fisheries research and management, culture and recreational angling in New Jersey will be held on Saturday, February 28th at the Batsto Village Visitors Center located on Rt. 542 in Wharton State Forest, Burlington County. The forum will begin at 10 a.m. The DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is conducting these meetings to improve communication with the angling public and to solicit public input in shaping freshwater fisheries programs in the future. The forums are a perfect opportunity for all freshwater anglers to learn about existing programs, and to share their... Read more →

St. Mary Grammar School 150th Anniversary

GLOUCESTER CITY-The Catholic Star Herald newspaper will be paying tribute to St. Mary Grammar School in honor of their 150th Anniversary with a special commemorative supplement on March 27, 2009. Because this is a keepsake supplement, the paper would like to offer the families of Gloucester City the opportunity to place a congratulatory message with their family name included. For more information on rates the contact is [email protected] – Would you like to contribute? Do you have memories of St. Mary's School? Did St. Mary's Change your life? How? Share your story with the Catholic Star Herald newspaper – Contact... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim: RWK Book Fair Feb.17 thru Feb. 19

FEBRUARY REMINDERS: 17th – PTO Meeting 7 PM 17, 18 & 19th – RWK Book Fair 23rd – Internet Awareness Presentation RWK MPR 7 pm 24th – PTO Pop Shop Cashola Fundraiser 25th & 26th - Pre-School & Kindergarten Registration CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 931-7807 FOR INFORMATION 27th – Interims Issued Remember: · School closing number 591 - listen to KYW or view channels 3, 6, 10 or Fox 29 for updates · Should you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2009 they are eligible to be registered for Kindergarten for the... Read more →


A Memorial Mass was held at Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr for Kenneth L. Hauser, 51, of Palmetto, FL formerly of Bellmawr and Collingswood, who died January 15, 2009. Born in Philadelphia and moved to Palmetto in 1988. Ken was an avid fan of his children’s sports teams. He was associated with the youth group at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Parish, FL and the Braden River Soccer Club. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret “Maggie”. He is survived by his daughter, Katie and his son, Will and his devoted parents, William and Katherine Hauser of Bellmawr. Dear brother of William,... Read more →


A Funeral Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr, for Veronica B. Persick, (nee Belko), 90, of Bellmawr, who died February 1, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Dominic A. Persick. Devoted mother of Lawrence D. Persick (Madeline) and the late Robert Persick. Loving grandmother of Skip, Mike, Kim Persick and Rae Ellen McMorrow. Great-grandmother of four. Entombment was in New Saint Mary Mausoleum, Bellmawr. Read more →


Pictured:L to R-Maria Ferris, Hanah Ferris, Gabryelle Doherty, Sydney Weichmann and Madison Ferris PHILADELPHIA-Gabryelle Doherty and Sydney Weichmann of Brooklawn NJ presented a $4,040 check to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday, February 13 in honor of Madison Ferris who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2007. Madison continues to receive treatment at CHOP’s outpatient clinic. She is doing well and is scheduled to finish treatment this coming May. Gabryelle and Sydney, 7th grade students at Alice Costello School, Brooklawn, founded Purses 4 Patients in 2007. Read Spreading the Love Photo below: Gabryelle and Sydney display some of... Read more →