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April 2009

Westville Crime Watch

MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00PM IN THE PARKVIEW SCHOOL LIBRARY. PLEASE JOIN US!! Click here to download a Neighborhood Watch Manual Other links can be found by Clicking HERE and HERE Check back for more information and future meetings. We need your help to... Read more →

Gloucester City Sail Launches Website

Gloucester City Sail, Inc. Gloucester City Sail, Inc. (GCS) is a non-profit agency whose main mission is to serve the youth of the area through a maritime training program. The schooner "North Wind" will serve as the flagship for the city and will be utilized as an educational schoolship. Students from... Read more →

This guy knew what he was talking about...

(November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America . He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. As a candidate for President of the U. S. , Norman Thomas said, in a 1944 epoch speech:... Read more →


In the April 9 issue of the Gloucester City News, Brooklawn Board of Education President Bruce Darrow asked that the members of the Board be congratulated for the hard work they performed in composing the school budget for the 2010-2011 school year, as they managed to produce a budget without raising... Read more →

Gloucester City NEWS Headlines for April 23rd

As St. Mary's Marks 150th Anniversary, Diocese Mulls Gloucester Catholic’s Fate Man Shot Dead During Standoff By A Gloucester City And A Haddon Township Police Officer Gloucester City Planning Board OKs Businessman’s Renovation To Former Celtic Tavern On South Broadway Environment Commission Proposes To Westville Council Plan For Community Bird And... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Councilman Mike Dunkirk Dies suddenly at the age of 57

Michael A. Dunkirk Suddenly, on April 17, 2009. Age 57. Of Forest VA and formerly of Gloucester City. Michael was a resident of Gloucester City and graduate of 1970 Class of Gloucester City High School. He was Past President and Treasurer of Gloucester City Jaycees and involved with Carmen Palmiero Basketball... Read more →


BROOKLAWN NJ-Some members of the Class of 1960 at the annual Gloucester City High School Alumni Social held this year on April 18th. The theme for the event A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll. Approximate number of people attending was around 150. Standing: Joe Senatore, Bill Tourtual,... Read more →

American Hero: PFC Richard A. Dewater, 21, of Topeka, Kan

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. PFC Richard A. Dewater, 21, of Topeka, Kan., died April 15, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device, while on a dismounted patrol near Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. He was... Read more →

Thought for the Day: I LOVE YA!!!

One-day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more... Read more →

Rams Down 6-0 Come Back to Win

courierpost.com/girlzgames. No. 14 Gloucester Catholic had a thrilling 7-6 win over host Rancocas Valley in its second game on Saturday. That game was probably THE game of the day. In that contest, No. 19 RV led 6-0 in the sixth inning. That’s not a misprint. The Rams punched in seven big... Read more →

Going, going, but not gone

- South Philly Review. Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia is one step closer to requesting permission from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to relocate from its original spot at Columbus Boulevard and Reed Street along the waterfront to East Market Street in the former Strawbridge & Clothier building. In a public meeting between... Read more →

Keep Your Fork; the Best is yet to Come

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told... Read more →

Read The Funnies and Help Philly Police Survivor's Fund

Philly Area Comics Creators Raise Money for Police Survivors Fund Intergalactic Law: Grey Squad PRLog (Press Release) – PHILADELPHIA, PA - Area comic creators, Lisa Fary and John Dallaire, are devoting their latest comic effort, Intergalactic Law: Grey Squad, to raising money for Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police survivors fund. Intergalactic... Read more →

American Hero: Soldier Missing In Action From Korean War Is Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Pfc. David Woodruff, U.S. Army, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. He... Read more →


Is there a magic cutoff period when offspring become accountable for their own actions? Is there a wonderful moment when parents can become detached spectators in the lives of their children and shrug, "It’s their life," and feel nothing? When I was in my twenties, I stood in a hospital corridor... Read more →

Governor Corzine Announces $609 Million in American Recovery and Investment Act Funds for Title I and IDEA

TRENTON - New Jersey ’s school district funding allocations for Title I and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) total approximately $609 million, Governor Jon S. Corzine announced today. The State’s allocations under Title I are approximately $238 million while the State’s IDEA... Read more →

Netasha Mendez - Vaz, age 52 of Fairview / Camden; Formerly of East Camden. Longtime Parishoner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Camden

On April 15, 2009. Age 52. Went Home to the Lord. Of the Fairview Section of Camden. Formerly of East Camden. Loving wife of 9 years to John Rauh. Cherished Daughter of Clyde (Evelyn) Johnson of Philadelphia and the late Mildred Johnson. Cherished Sister of Davidson T. (Barbara A.) Samuels of... Read more →

Graffitti Still a Problem in Gloucester City

PHOTO: A Nazi swastika has been placed on the traffic control box at the intersection of Broadway and Monmouth Streets. In the distance on the right is the Gloucester City Municipal Building. Bill, Remember one of the key graffiti sites on my photo shoot: the traffic control box in front of... Read more →

U.S. EPA: $600 million in Recovery Act Funding to Clean Up Hazardous Waste Sites, $25 Million for Gloucester City & Camden

Photo by Bill Wolfe Millions of educational dollars wasted on toxic cleanup and buying out homes and relocating residents. Federal toxic Superfund site selected as a Middle School site, Gloucester City, NJ. Related Chemicals in Schools (Washington, DC – April 15, 2009) EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced $600 million... Read more →


By Michael Josephson Ready or not some day it will come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will... Read more →

American Hero: Cpl. Francisco X. Aguila, 35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Francisco X. Aguila, 35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, died April 14 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 82nd Sustainment... Read more →

James E. Clark, of Bellmawr, formerly of Fairview

CLARK James E. Suddenly, On April 10, 2009. Age 46. Of Bellmawr. Formerly of the Fairview Section of Camden. Loving son of Magdalena Clark (nee Buttner) of Bellmawr and the late Elmer David Clark. Cherished Brother of Evelyn Tucker, Jane (David) Scott, William (Maria) Clark, Paul (Lorraine) Clark, Caroline (late William)... Read more →

Carole Hoyt, of Sewell, formerly of Glassboro and Asbury Park

HOYT Carole On April 14, 2009. Age 72. Of Sewell. Formerly of Glassboro and Asbury Park. Cherished and beloved sister of Nancy Matthews. Devoted aunt of Tom Matthews. Carole was a LPN at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami, Florida. She lived in Glassboro and recently in Sewell. At the request of... Read more →

Lewis Somers Tilton Sr. member of the Mt. Ephraim Town Watch

Lewis Somers Tilton Sr. TILTON, Lewis Somers, Sr. On April 14, 2009, of Mt. Ephraim, formerly of North Philadelphia. Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee Curtiss). Devoted father of Patricia Wheeler, Gail Bubbico-Tilton, Linda Ludzieski and husband James, Lewis "Butch" Tilton, Jr. and Brian Tilton and wife Kendra.... Read more →

Eleanor D. Settar, of Gloucester City, Enjoyed Camping, Cruises and Casinos

SETTAR, Eleanor D. On April 12, 2009, after a valiant battle with Ovarian Cancer, (nee Cowgill) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 56 years. Beloved wife for 34 years of John Settar, Jr. Loving mother of Danielle Arrera (Paul) and John Settar III (Christine) and beloved step mother of Theresa Flinn (John)... Read more →

Evan Matthew Goldglantz, 28, floor contractor

Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/15/2009. Over the last five months, Mr. Goldglantz had numerous skin grafts and blood transfusions. He never regained the ability to speak, his family said, but sometimes nodded yes and no. He could mouth a few words to his wife: I love you. read more Related articles by... Read more →


By Chris Concannon NEWS Correspondent A scant few residents were on hand, as the Bellmawr Board of Education unveiled and adopted its 2009-10 budget during a public hearing March 31. If approved by voters in the school election April 21, taxes on a $100,000 averaged assessed home will increase $44 per... Read more →


*http://www.gcsd.k12.nj.us/USERFR%20090331%20approved.pdf By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent Following a brief pre-sentation by Superintendent Paul Spaventa, the Gloucester City Board of Education last week approved a $45.2 million budget for 2009-10. If approved during the School Election April 21, it would cost the average City taxpayer about 46 cents more per month on... Read more →

Corzine should sign bill on Sunday bow hunting

It is little wonder why there are so many misperceptions regarding the bill awaiting the governor's signature to allow bow hunting on Sunday. New Jersey is a place where the roots of rural rearing a nd "living off of the land" are mere acres from the treadmill of metropolitan life and... Read more →

American Hero: Sgt. Raul Moncada, 29, of Madera, Calif

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Raul Moncada, 29, of Madera, Calif., died April 13 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 563rd... Read more →

Brooklawn Eyes and Ears


New Jersey DEP Changes Summer Flounder Possession Limit

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com Effective April 7, 2009, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, with the approval of the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council, has changed the summer flounder recreational possession limit and season and the black seas bass recreational size limit. The summer flounder recreational regulations in New Jersey for 2009... Read more →

George H. Flade, of Mt. Ephraim, World War II Navy Veteran

George H. Flade FLADE, George H. On April 11, 2009, of Mt. Ephraim. Age 84. Beloved husband of the late Dolores M. (nee Rielly). Devoted father of Dolores Ann Conover (David), Eileen F. Coombs (Bruce) and Georgeann L. Drake. Grandfather of John Divetro, Jr., Thomas Coombs, Larry Divetro and April Serafine.... Read more →

Francis J. Ferrick, Jr. Age 77. Of Glouceter City. Formerly of Bellmawr, Former President of Tri-County Chamber of Commerce

Ferrick, Francis J., Jr., Age 77, of Gloucester City, NJ, died over the Easter weekend, at his home, following a recent admission to hospice care. Frank, as he was commonly known , (or “Sonny” in his younger years) was survived by three loving children, Barbara A. “Bobbi” Ferrick, of Collingswood, NJ,... Read more →

Letters: Clean-Up Day a Success

MAYOR THANKS VOLUNTEERS The Mayor and City Council of Gloucester City would like to thank all the people who participated in our semi-annual Clean-Up Day March 28 in Gloucester City. Almost 300 people from 25 different groups picked up 300 bags of trash, tires, clothing, etc., from Market Street, the High... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Proposed School Budget is Too High

Commentary by Bill Bates Mount Ephraim News Correspondent This one square mile town is buzzing over the recent proposed School Budget Tax Increase for the 2009-2010 school year. The Mount Ephraim Board of Education has proposed a tax increase of 33 cents per $100 of assessed value. The average home in... Read more →

Letters: Feral Feline Committee Needs Your Help

To all Gloucester City residents, I would like to take this time to introduce myself. I am the coordinator of the Gloucester City Feral Feline Committee. We are a group of volunteers that do a trap neuter return (TNR) program in our city. TNR is when you trap a feral (wild,... Read more →


Having a library in any town is a good thing, and, as an avid and regular visitor to our Gloucester City Library, I’m always grateful that it’s there. Not only is it there, the Library’s Director, Elizabeth Egan, and all the people who work there, always seem to find ways to... Read more →

American Hero: Spc. Michael J. Anaya, 23, of Crestview, Fla

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael J. Anaya, 23, of Crestview, Fla., died April 12 in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion,... Read more →

Chuckles: Bagpipes

I was asked by a funeral director to play the bagpipes at a graveside service for a home less man. The funeral was to be held at a cemetery in the remote countryside, and this man would be the first to be laid to rest there. Not being familiar with the... Read more →

Spc Ashley Pullen: Heroes in the War on Terror

http://www.defenselink.mi Ashley Pullen Hometown: Edmonton, KY Awarded: Bronze Star The Story: The Kentucky National Guard’s 617th Military Police Company has turned out a long list of heroes – among them Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, Staff Sgt. Timothy Nein, and Sgt. Jason Mike. Spc. Pullen is yet another addition to those ranks.... Read more →

Frank James Wagner, of Clayton, University of Pennsylvania Football Coach

WAGNER Frank James On April 10, 2009. Age 64. Of Clayton. Formerly of the Cramer Hill Section of Camden. Predeceased by his parents Ethel and Benjamin Wagner. Survived and cared for by his loving wife of 17 years, Florence (nee Jacobs). Beloved father of Christine Wagner. Dear Step-father of Kerri and... Read more →

Rose Kern Donlin, devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Church, Gloucester City

DONLIN Rose Kern Suddenly, On April 11, 2009. Age 73. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Magnolia. Loving and devoted mother of Denise D. (Dennis) Collins of Deptford and Steven J. (Karen) of Williamstown. Beloved Sister of Anthony John Kern of Schwenksville, PA and Gerald Kern of Cape May. Cherished grandmother of... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for April 16th

School Elections In Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim and Westville Tuesday, April 21 Tony Eller Will Umpire During Little League World Series Opening Day For Gloucester City Little League And Ponytail League This Saturday Gloucester City Board Of Education Honors High School Students Evan Goldglantz Of Gloucester City Dies From... Read more →

Linda M. Bartha, Loyal Employee of ShopRite, Services Tuesday

Linda M. Bartha Date: July 16th, 1951-April 8th, 2009 Linda Margaret Bartha of Blackwood NJ passed April 8, 2009 at the age of 57 years. Loving mother of Katherine Hudson of Blackwood NJ, Kristine McCaslin (John) of Carthage MO, Kimberly Capie (Daniel) of Blackwood NJ, and Linda Dudley (Mike) of Blackwood... Read more →

American Heroes: Five Soldiers Killed by IED

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 10th when their military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment,... Read more →

Alan P. Hartigan age 53, of Londonderry Township, PA

Age 53, Of Londonderry Township, PA and Formerly of Haddonfield. Passed away April 5, 2009. Born in Haddonfield on June 21, 1955, he is the son of Ruth Hartigan of Haddonfield and the late Martin Hartigan. Alan was an Irrigation Specialist. He was also an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, and loved... Read more →

Accident Victim Evan Goldglantz, of Gloucester City Succumbs

By Bill Cleary Evan Matthew Goldglantz, of Gloucester City passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. Evan has been in the Crozer-Chester Medical Center Burn Center in Upland, Pa. since his accident on November 17. On that November afternoon he was installing a new kitchen floor in his home onDivision Street.To get... Read more →

Gloucester City: A Political Donnybrook on the Horizon

By Bill Cleary Although some in the Party will deny it, the 2006 feud between The New Democrats and The Old Democrats in Gloucester City continues. If you need proof just look at the number of names (29 in all) that will be listed on the June 2 Primary Election ballot.... Read more →