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April 2009

Attention Gloucester City Business Owners

As you all may or may not know the Gloucester Farmers Market starts May 10th and runs every Sunday from 10am - 2 pm thru November 22nd. We are selling reusable grocery bags at the market. We are giving the businesses of Gloucester City the opportunity to advertise on the bag.... Read more →

The Board of Health Should Be More Active in Gloucester City

Dear Bill, I am writing this letter concerning the Health Crisis facing our nation. Over the last few days we have heard on the news about the outbreak of the Swine Flu. Already over 44 cases have been reported in New York City and many states have declared emergencies. In addition... Read more →

Community Bird & Butterfly Garden Proposed

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent WESTVILLE NJ-Members of the Environmental Commission proposed the establishment of a community bird and butterfly garden in Thomas West Park. During the April 8 meeting of Westville Borough Council, Virginia Horn explained that in addition to the garden, which will help the environment by allowing the... Read more →

Business Owner Denied Request to Refurbish Property; Site Plan Missing

By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent The Gloucester City Planning Board last week denied an application for a minor site plan waiver submitted by Tom Michaels, owner of Yankee Pest Control. This was Michaels’ third time before the Board to seek approval for plans to refurbish his South Broadway property, which was... Read more →

A Successful Turkey Hunt

Bill Graves, a resident of the Pocono Mountains PA shot a gobbler on Tuesday, April 28. Graves writes, “Despite record book heat and a black fly explosion I shot this gobbler today at 7:00 am. Gobbler was with 9 hens so I really got lucky getting him in range. I used... Read more →

American Hero: Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died April 25 near Kirkuk, Iraq, after being shot while on a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 3rd... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim, NJ – April 24, 2009 - Fourth grade Beginning Band students from the Mary Bray Elementary School in Mt. Ephraim presented a concert for the 3rd and 4th grades and their parents on April 21st . The event took place in the Media Center. There are currently twenty-three students... Read more →

2009 Marine Digest Available Online

Although the print version will not arrive in coastal sport shops until early May, the PDF version of the 2009 Marine Digest is available online in its entirety and in smaller segments (for faster downloads). To view (and print) the Digest visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/digmar.htm on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife... Read more →


Brooklawn official meetings of 2009 are underway, and being held at the community center. They are going very well. We discussed several pertinent issues and had a lot of great ideas from the members. We are getting organized and our membership is growing, and with continued interest and input from our... Read more →

St. Mary School would like to congratulate the following Alumni:

GLOUCESTER CITY Kimberly Glassman, Class of 2000 Kimberly Glassman graduated from Caldwell College in December 2008. Kimberly received her BA in English, certifications in Education and Special Education, and is a Caldwell College Scholar. She is currently teaching at Pemberton Twp. High School. Krista Glassman, Class of 2002 Krista is a... Read more →

Plans to Move Gloucester Catholic HS Proceed

By Albert Countryman Jr. As St. Mary School in Gloucester City celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Camden Diocese still has plans to move Gloucester Catholic High School – originally owned by the parish and named St. Mary High School. However, final plans will not move forward until the economy starts improving.... Read more →

Senior Citizens Discounts for Water & Sewer Rates

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ For your convenience, water and sewer payments are accepted at the Tax Office. Senior Citizen’s discounts are available, but must be applied for at the Tax Collector’s office. Utility quarters are 1st quarter (Jan, Feb, Mar), 2nd quarter (Apr, May, Jun), 3rd quarter (Jul, Aug, Sept), 4th quarter... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for April 30th edition

A Special, Eight-Page Pullout Section Honoring The 150th Anniversary of St. Mary School. Includes a history of the Dominican Sisters, the School, and a lithograph from 1865 showing the very first school building. Front Page headlines: Paul Kain Defends Himself In Public Against Charges By Mayor William James Large Turnout Of... Read more →

Officer Down: Stun Gun Fails to Subdue Soldier, He Kills Two Deputies

Monday, April 27, 2009 NICEVILLE, Fla. -- Two deputies from a troubled sheriff's office in Florida had no warning a confrontation with a National Guard soldier accused of beating his wife would turn deadly, the sheriff said. Deputies Burt Lopez and Warren "Skip" York used a stun gun to subdue Joshua... Read more →

Crime Problem: Contact The Police Not The Press

BY BILL CLEARY An email I received this week from a mother of a 13-year-old who resides in Gloucester City was upsetting. She said her son was afraid to go outside on a nice day for fear he might be beaten up by one of the gangs that allegedly roam our... Read more →

Hometown Heroes: Spc. Micheaux Sanders of Goldsboro, NC

Awarded: Silver Star The Story: Straight out of basic training, then-Spc. Sanders deployed to Iraq in 2003 in the early stages of the conflict--but it was not until April 4, 2004, that he faced his greatest challenge on the battlefield. A platoon of 20 men was trapped deep within Sadr City,... Read more →

American Hero: CSM Benjamin Moore, Jr., 43, of Waycross, Ga.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. CSM Benjamin Moore, Jr., 43, of Waycross, Ga., died Apr 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the... Read more →

Jeffrey L. Lachalle, age 46, of Gloucester City

LACHALLE Jeffrey L. Suddenly, On April 25, 2009. Age 46. Of Gloucester City. Loving son of Mary C. Lachalle (nee McCann) and the late Louis James Lachalle. Loving brother of Kimberly R. Lachalle. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday morning from 10 to 10:30 am... Read more →

FAA Records Reveal 503 Wildlife Strikes at Philly Airport

The FAA had been under mounting pressure to release the records since the dramatic Hudson River splashdown of US Airways Flight 1549 in January. Carrying 155 people, the jet struck a flock of geese shortly after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport, knocking out both engines. Everyone aboard survived. PHOTO: Bird... Read more →


PENNSYVANIA-The Board of Commissioners today gave final approval to the traditional three-day statewide black bear season before Thanksgiving, extended bear seasons in certain portions of the state concurrent with the first week of the firearms deer season and a two-day archery season. While most bear seasons remain the same, extended hunting... Read more →

American Hero: Cpl. Brad A. Davis, 21, of Garfield Heights, Ohio

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Brad A. Davis, 21, of Garfield Heights, Ohio, died April 22 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned... Read more →

To My Fellow Residents,

To my fellow residents, I was proud to see so many Union brothers and sisters at the City Council meeting last night. I was moved by their show of respectful protest and solidarity. Often it is difficult to band together, even through a common cause, but seeing all of our City’s... Read more →

How to build a Skatepark in your Community

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., July 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Skateboarding is not a crime, or so the saying goes, but in some cities in the U.S. that may not be the case. The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) together with the Tony Hawk Foundation and Skaters for Public Skateparks... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia The Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a slate of deer seasons for the 2009-10 seasons that retains all of the opportunities provided in the past to address the goals of the agency’s deer management plan. The only significant change was the Board’s vote to extend... Read more →

Upcoming Events in Bellmawr

Featured Events May 4th, Monday -- May 9th, Saturday Annunication Church Carnival, 601 W. Browning Road Tuesday & Wednesday are Family Nights For More Information: 931-6307 May 9th, Saturday 9:00 AM-12 PM Free Rabies Clinic Bellmawr Park Fire Hall, Essex Avenue May 17th, Sunday Miss Bellmawr Pageant Bellmawr Ballroom, Lewis Avenue... Read more →

Mary Louise Kuligowski, age 100, of Haddon Heights

KULIGOWSKI Mary Louise “Marie” On April 21, 2009. Age 100. (nee Ackerle) Of Haddon Heights. Formerly of South Camden. Loving wife of the late Benjamin Bruno Kuligowski. Devoted mother of Dr. Wallace K. Kuligowski and his wife Kate of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marie A. Hansen and late husband Charles of... Read more →

Carl W. Hurlock, age 28, of Gloucester City

HURLOCK Carl W. Suddenly, On April 17. 2009. Age 28. Of Gloucester City. Loving Son of Barbara A. (nee Jervis) of Gloucester City and the late Paul G. Hurlock, Sr. Cherished brother of Penny, Francis of Gloucester City and the late Paul G., Jr. Also survived by his daughter Angie. At... Read more →

GRC Warns City of Gloucester City to Comply with OPRA Request

State of New Jersey Government Records Council Trenton NJ April 24, 2009 VIA E-MAIL ONLY Mr. Paul J. Kain Custodian Gloucester City 512 Monmouth Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Re: John Paff v. Gloucester City (Camden), GRC Complaint No. 2009-102 Dear Paul J. Kain, The New Jersey Government Records Council (“GRC”)... Read more →

Gloucester City Council Meeting Agenda for 4-23

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... Read more →

Developing Story: City Employees Picket Council Meeting; Mayor Files Insubordination Charges Against City Clerk Paul Kain

Gloucester City Employees picket Thursday night's City Council meeting over stalled contract talks. Employees and supporters packed the council chambers demanding action on union contracts. Also from Thursday's council agenda: Under New Business a) Mayor James proffering charges against Paul J. Kain, City Clerk - Insubordination, Failure to Perform Duties, Deliberate... Read more →

Authorties Continue to Investigate Shooting of Gloucester City Man

GLOUCESTER CITY-Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester City Police Chief Bill Crothers reported a police shooting that led to the death of a 28-year-old Gloucester City man. Carl Hurlock, of the 500 block of Dukewood Avenue, was shot multiple times in front of his home. Police responded to the... Read more →

St. Mary School would like to congratulate the following Alumni

Kimberly Glassman, Class of 2000 Kimberly Glassman graduated from Caldwell College in December 2008. Kimberly received her BA in English, certifications in Education and Special Education, and is a Caldwell College Scholar. She is currently teaching at Pemberton Twp. High School. Krista Glassman, Class of 2002 Krista is a junior at... Read more →

Do The parents of Athletic Children Understand the Word Volunteer?

By Step UP The Gloucester City Mustangs, Gloucester City Girls Softball, Gloucester City Soccer, Carmen Palmeiro Basketball League and Gloucester Little League rely on the efforts of volunteers. These organizations charge a fee to participate, and to a few people the fee charged may seem high, but when you investigate the... Read more →

Brooklawn Legion Auxiliary Reaches out to Disaster Victims

The Camden County American Red Cross was the recipient of new stuffed animals that were collected by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 72, Brooklawn. These stuffed toys will be distributed by Red Cross Disaster Se rvices Volunteers to children of families who are displaced by fires and other disasters in... Read more →

American Hero: Cpl. William C. Comstock, 21, of Van Buren, Ark

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. William C. Comstock, 21, of Van Buren, Ark., died April 22 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Supply Battalion,... Read more →

Officer Down: Patrolman Terry Adams Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Georgia Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash TIFTON, Ga. -- City of Tifton employees are still reeling from the news of the death of police officer Terry Adams following a wreck between his patrol motorcycle and a truck at noon Wednesday at the intersection of Potts Road and Tift Avenue. "Terry was... Read more →

Dorothy Daley, age 86, of Maple Shade

Dorothy Daley DALEY, Dorothy On April 12, 2009, Easter Sunday, Dorothy went home to the Lord. Age 86. Of Maple Shade. Survived by her cousins and devoted caregivers of the Palace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy has been a resident of Maple Shade since 1996. Graveside Service and Burial are private... Read more →

Welcome Signs Need some TLC

By Bill Cleary I received a TIP/complaint the other day about the conditions of some of the Gloucester City Welcome Signs that greet visitors to our City. The individual wrote, “I was wondering if you could post a message about the GC Welcome Planters around our city. It would be nice... Read more →


BELLMAWR NJ-I found an interesting book called Free Lunch http://www.amazon.com/Free-Lunch-Wealthiest-Themselves-Government/dp/1591841917 Bass Pro Shops is mentioned in the book as one of the companies that take advantage of towns eager for a big store to move in-- but often doesn’t pay for land or pay property taxs etc. I thought it was... Read more →

Kids Fishing Derby Saturday

The Gloucester City Earth Day Kids Fishing Derby will be held this Saturday from 8 to 12 at Martins Lake, Johnson Blvd. and Baynes Ave. This is the 9th year the Lakes Association has been running the event. You are invited to come out and enjoy the day. Photo: One of... Read more →

Thousands Honor Doolittle Raiders at the 67th Reunion

By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 20, 2009 - Thousands of people, young and old, gathered to honor five of the nine surviving Doolittle Raiders at the 67th Reunion in Columbia, S.C., April 16-18. On April 18, 1942, the Doolittle Raiders, led by then-Lt.... Read more →

Talley to be Honored Thursday at Luncheon

The 1964 Gloucester Catholic High School Parochial B State Champs. Coach Dick Talley, back row behind Coach Ray Ford, will be honored at a luncheon this coming Thursday at O'Donnell's Restaurant, 401 N. Broadway, Gloucester City. photo submitted by John Hayes The Gloucester Catholic High school Alumni Association is honoring former... Read more →

American Hero: Lance Cpl. Ray A. Spencer II, 20, of Ridgecrest, Calif

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Ray A. Spencer II, 20, of Ridgecrest, Calif., died April 16 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion,... Read more →

Gloucester City Barber goes strong after 6 decades

Courier-Post. His father, Francesco "Frank" Anello Sr., learned the trade after immigrating to New Jersey from southern Italy in 1902 at age 14. He opened his first barbershop in Harrison, then moved to Camden and finally to Gloucester. Frank Anello Jr. was born in January 1924, the same month his father... Read more →

Gloucester's Tony Eller to "Ump" at Little League World Series

Image via Wikipedia Honoring his 30 years of volunteer service to the Gloucester City Little League and more than 25 years as a volunteer umpire, Little League International has selected Mr. Tony Eller of Brooklawn to umpire in the 2009 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Tony is the first... Read more →

Gloucester School Board Honors Students and Athletes

By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Gloucester City Superintendent Paul Spaventa recognized several Gloucester High School achievers during last week’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Spaventa lauded the GHS Girls Basketball team for capturing the South Jersey Group 1 championship with a stunning 27-3 season. It the first South Jersey title in... Read more →

Thought For the Day: Paul Harvey’s on Air Prayer!

'Heavenly Father, We come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited... Read more →


Cerry Hill, NJ – Bill Labbree, Jr., a Broker-Associate at Labbree Realty was nominated and pointed to the position of 2009 President-Elect at the April Executive Committee meeting of the Burlington Camden County Association of Realtors (BCCAR). In 2010, Labbree, Jr. will then serve as president of the organization for a... Read more →

Mount Ephraim School Budget Defeated

By Bill Bates Mt. Ephraim News Correspondent Unofficial Votes Are In: The new three school board members are... Dominick Cipolone 330 Votes Michael Gaglianone 310 Votes Nicholas Salamone Jr. 286 Votes Tina DeVita-Meeser 256 Votes Kathryn Cain 212 Votes School Budget: Total Votes 554 Rough Including abs. ballots Yes = 111... Read more →