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May 2009

Rams' Barth wins 400th

- Bruno launched a home run over the church behind the left-field fence at Joe Barth Field in Brooklawn that was estimated between 400 and 450 feet, and Cody Brown and Bill Mendek combined to allow just one hit in Gloucester Catholic's 13-0 five-inning win over Kingsway. It was also No. 400 for Barth in his 16th season leading the Rams. Read more →

Norma R. Wisniewski of Maple Shade, age 64

On May 13, 2009. Age 64. Of Maple Shade. Formerly of North Camden and Delanco. Loving Daughter of the late Joseph P. and Helen B. (nee Gray). Cherished Sister-In-Law of Deborah (Robert) Wisniewski – Taylor of Riverton. Predeceased by her siblings Linda Lee, Joseph P. and Richard D. Survived by beloved cousins: Elaine Gibson, Ruth Helms, Robert Gray and many cousins. Norma was born in Camden and raised in North Camden. She lived in Delanco before moving to Maple Shade. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Episcopal Graveside Service on Wednesday at 2 pm at the Arlington... Read more →

Correction, Health Benefits for City Council, CWA Contract Settled, State takes UEZ Funds

TIPS AND SNIPPETS: by Bill Cleary Correction The figures for salaries for the nine supervisors in the Gloucester City Fire Department and seven supervisors in the Gloucester City Police Department published in last week’s Tips and Snippets column (May 11) was incorrect. According to Councilman Nick Marchese, Finance Chairman, the salaries and wages for all 32 employees (9 supervisors and 23 firemen) in the Fire Department is approximately *$2,565,003. The original article said that figure was the total paid just to the 9 supervisors. Also according to Marchese, the correct amount for salaries and wages for all 28 employees (7... Read more →

In Your Own Words: City Council Did Treat Municipal Clerk Fairly

I just watched Channel 19 coverage of the last Gloucester City Council meeting and am appalled that City Clerk Paul Kain insisted on airing his dirty laundry on television and on the front page of the Gloucester City News. What was he thinking? He subjected himself and his family – including his wife’s candidacy for public office – to public humiliation because of, in my opinion, his failure to perform official duties. City Council members found unanimously that he failed to provide public information under provisions of the state’s Open Records Act (OPRA). This is serious business, because access to... Read more →

In your Own Words: We are Begging, Pleading and Praying, Honor Your Agreement

We, the remaining rent paying tenants at Chatham Square Apartments, are “begging, pleading and praying” that Gloucester City honors our lease and turns on the propane to our dryers. There are senior citizens out here that have no way to carry wet clothes to a laundry mat miles up the road. We are limited to space in our apartments to hang laundry. We have been put through countless life-interrupting occasions, including being evacuated. We have been forced to go to court to prove we pay rent, because of poor record keeping from past management, and forced to take on the... Read more →


On hand to welcome Governor Corzine to Woodbury last week were from left, Gloucester City Councilman Nick Marchese, Mayor William James, Congressman Rob Andrews and Councilman Jay Brophy. At the gathering of business and community leaders, Governor Jon S. Corzine endorsed the extension of the light rail system from Camden City to Glassboro, as recommended by the DRPA. Plans call for the train to stop in Gloucester City, in Westville at Crown Point Road and Red Bank Avenue and terminate at Cooper Street in Woodbury, but only through the first phase. Upon completion of the entire project, the rail will... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines May 21

St. Mary School Plans For Future; Catholics In Other Parishes Fighting For Survival Gloucester City Board Of Education Elects Louisa Llewellyn President, Ray Coxe Vice President Mount Ephraim Superintendent Joseph Rafferty Says Child Care Will Be Done By Mary Bray School Gloucester City Memorial Day Activities Scheduled See Publication Of The Bellmawr And Brooklawn Tax Sales Read more →

Iraqi Police, Pennsylvania Guardsmen Provide Help in Taji

By Army Capt. Maggie White Special to American Forces Press Service CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 18, 2009 - Iraqi National Police, working with Pennsylvania National Guardsmen, distributed more than five truckloads of food and household supplies to needy women in the Taji area, north of Baghdad, May 16. Iraqi National Police officers unload pallets of food in Taji, Iraq, May 16, 2009. Multinational Division Baghdad civil affairs soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team coordinated with the Iraqi National Police to release 12 pallets of United Nations relief food discovered in a warehouse to Iraqi widows.... Read more →

Marguerite M. Wrigley, age 58, formerly of Gloucester City

Suddenly, On May 15, 2009. Age 58. Of Collingswood. Formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved Daughter of the late Elwood and Marguerite (nee McAuliffe). Loving mother of Amanda Joyce (Edgar) Guardarrama of Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Joyce Christina Wrigley of Deptford. Beloved grandmother of Edgar, Emanuel and Lydia Caroline. Devoted companion of Bruce Kolp. Cherished Sister of Harry Wrigley of Florida, Buddy (Dot) Wrigley of Gloucester City, Thomas (Karen) Wrigley of Florida, Edward Wrigley of Virginia, Michael Wrigley of Gloucester City, Russell (Lynn) Wrigley of Deptford, Ann (Ron) Palcko of Florida, Ginny (Gary) Yuhas of Bellmawr, Judy (Barry) Latella of Gloucester... Read more →

Public Urged to Attended Gloucester City's Memorial Day Services

Gloucester City Mayor Bill James and members of City Council released the following announcement today about the upcoming Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 25th. “Before you bite into that juicy burger fresh off the grill and before you take that plunge into the chilly waters of your pool for the first time this year take the time to revisit the reason for this day. Come join the American Legion and the VFW Veterans on May 25, 2009 as they start off the Memorial Day Celebrations by paying tribute to the heroic deeds of the fallen soldiers of our town... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic grad trades classroom for the diamond Homework has new meaning for Fahy, as he evaluates ballplayers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C. and South Jersey. Currently, Fahy scouts high school, junior college and college players. After the MLB Draft, which starts June 9, Fahy will begin pro coverage, evaluating other organization's minor-league talent to help the Royals front office in trade decisions. Read more →


Once again Gloucester Catholic Alumni won the annual Alumni Softball Game beating Gloucester City High Alumni by a score of 19-18. The game was played Saturday at the Joe Barth Field in Brooklawn. MVP's were Pat Rodgers and Lou Underwood. Pat hit a ball that 2 hopped the left field fence. (Manager Cowgill moved his outfield in). Lou Underwood was 4-5 on the day with 2 doubles. Read more →

A Great Day in Mt. Ephraim

Photo & Caption By Bill Bates Many residents enjoyed the close to 90 degree weather on Saturday, April 25 for Mount Ephraim's 2nd Annual Craft Fair / Classic Car Show / Fire Awareness that was hosted by the Mount Ephraim Celebration Committee. This years turnout included many vendors that stretched for a good 6 blocks along Kings Highway that was closed for most of the day. Classic Cars lined the street from the railroad tracks to Cabana Water Ice. Music, bands, Karate demonstrations, raffles and public safety displays were enjoyed all day long. Great job to all that helped make... Read more →

Gloucester City HS's pitcher feeling better

- The Gloucester High School right-hander felt pain in the back of her pitching shoulder and discomfort in her pectoral muscle during a game against Penns Grove Monday. The injury forced her to miss games Wednesday against Pennsville and Thursday at Pitman. An MRI was scheduled for Friday, but because Chain was showing improvement her doctor decided she might not need the test. Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester High's Chain suffers injury ( Gloucester softball star Taylor Chain out with injury ( Read more →

In Your Own Words: Thanks go out to Mayor James and his Council

They have supported the Arts in Gloucester City. At the first Gloucester City Cultural Arts Meeting we wanted a Art show, and the Mayor suggested the empty Comcast store. We now have have second annual Art exhibit and it has grown from the empty Comcast store to Troxie's Chicken and Pizza, Comcast, Labbree Realty, Gordon Manor, Espresso Coffe Bar, The Gloucester City Library, and The Gloucester City News. We are very proud of the students from Mary Ethel Costello School and Saint Mary's School for the beautiful art work they submitted. Most concentrated on a Springtime theme which brightens up... Read more →

The Buck Report: Baby Owl Rescued

Picture of interest. This baby owl was knocked out of its nest by a flock of crows. My husband and I placed the baby owl in the upper portion of one of our pine trees so the crows could not see it and the mother could come and get it. We heard the Mother calling and he was gone the next day. Happy ending!! Bill and Karen Graves, White Haven, PA Read more →

President Issues Armed Forces Day Proclamation

American Forces Press Service Armed Forces Day the third Saturday of May On Armed Forces Day, 1961, President Kennedy connected civic engagement and our Nation's security. He stated, "The strength of our armed forces rests not alone upon their active and reserve members, our industrial productivity, and our human resources, but also upon the understanding and support of an informed American people." Based on this perspective, I call upon all Americans to learn more about, and express gratitude for, the heroic efforts of our men and women in uniform. Today, the United States military serves across the world to keep... Read more →

Iraqi Special Operations Forces Rescue Kidnapped Boy

American Forces Press Service BAGHDAD, May 14, 2009 - Under the cover of night, an element of Iraqi special operations forces recovered a young kidnap victim being held for ransom in the Iraqi capital during an early-morning, Iraqi-led operation yesterday. Operating under the authority of a warrant issued by Iraq's Counter Terrorism Bureau, the Iraqi soldiers recovered the 8-year-old boy and arrested his captors in hopes of disrupting a kidnap-for-ransom cell operating in the Baghdad area. During the Iraqi and U.S. intelligence-driven mission, the ground troops secured the hostage taker's house and questioned the residents suspected of working for the... Read more →

2009 JCAA Fluke Tournament

Fishing Date: June 13th Awards Date: June 19th by Sharon McKenna (from Jersey Coast Anglers Association May 2009 Newsletter) Like most people involved in JCAA, I wear multiple hats. Donning my Fluke Tournament Chair hat has been quite an adventure. Everyone is very well aware of the economic climate here in New Jersey, our nation and the world. JCAA is not immune to these economic factors and the Fluke Tournament Committee has had to be creative in ensuring that the tournament will continue to offer fabulous prizes, and a great time to boot. To be candid, this is the JCAA’s... Read more →

Brackets Set for HS Baseball/Softball Tournaments

- No. 2 Gateway will host Gloucester City in a rematch of the Jim Kelly Tournament final that the Gators won, 5-3. Gloucester Catholic is back in Non-Public A, and the fifth-seeded Rams open at St. John Vianney. SOFTBALL Ironically, the Gloucester Catholic softball team also got a five seed, and will also open the Non-Public A playoffs at St. John Vianney. Group I has the Gloucester juggernaut holding the No. 1 seed, and the big question is can anyone take down the Lions? They survived an extra-inning affair with Pennsville Wednesday, but the health of ace Taylor Chain... Read more →

Anthony R. Mazza, “Tony”, Age 70, of Largo Florida, formerly of Magnolia NJ

Anthony R. Mazza Anthony R. Mazza, “Tony”, Age 70, of Largo Florida, formerly of Magnolia NJ passed away on November 22, 2008. Anthony was born a twin son in Atlantic City, NJ to parents Joseph and Maria of Calabria, Italy. Raised in Hammonton NJ, Anthony and his brothers and sisters learned the value of hard work by assisting their parents on the family farm. Anthony joined the Air Force in 1956. He was stationed in Japan and the Philippines and in the states of California, Mississippi and Texas. While serving, he trained as a Radar Repairman Second Class, in the... Read more →

Antonetta M. Derewiany, age 90 of Voorhees Twp.

Suddenly, on May 12, 2009. (nee Lombardo) Age 90. Of Voorhees Twp. Formerly of Allentown, PA. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph Lombardo and Salvatora (nee Cannistraci). Devoted sister of Mary (late Charles) Redstreak of Cherry Hill, Marg Lombardo of Cherry Hill, Samuel (Dorothy) Lombardo of Tyrone, PA, Angelina (late Herbert) Waite of Getzville, NY. Josephine (late Edward) Laczkowski of Tucson, AZ. Pre-deceased by her siblings; Theodore P. (Molly) Lombardo, Rose (Joseph) Moffa, Andrea (Genny) Lombardo, Nina (Rocco) Magnotta, Joseph (Isabel) Lombardo, Anna (William) Laute, Angelo Lombardo and Antonio Lombardo. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Antonetta was... Read more →

Brooklawn is Looking Beautiful

A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO PAUL & KAREN HEYNE WHO SPENT SEVERAL HOURS AND A LOT OF TLC..... PLANTING AND CARING FOR THE PLANTS THAT THEY HAVE PLACED AROUND OUR TOWN. BROOKLAWN IS LOOKING BEAUTIFUL!!! Do you have a special talent or idea that you would like to share? Call Councilwoman Teri Branella at 456-0750 x162. Read more →


Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington, Camden) expressed anger today that the Corzine Administration’s miscalculation of sales tax reimbursement to towns with Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZs) could lead to higher property taxes in some towns or layoffs in others. Related: Tips and Snippets “I am highly disturbed by published reports that indicate that towns with UEZs have had funds grabbed without notice,” Allen stated. This is another example of the complete lack of transparency in the Corzine administration. Through no fault of their own these towns received funds from the state in error. UEZS are towns that by definition towns are disadvantaged... Read more →

NJ's Oxford Central School Posts 8th Best Score at National NASP Championship

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between school districts, schools and state Fish and Wildlife agencies. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. In New Jersey, NASP is coordinated by the NJ DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife. The program's focus is to provide International style target archery training in physical education classes for grades 4-12. NASP promotes student education, physical education and provides instruction for students as a gateway to participation in the lifelong sport of archery. Oxford Central School physical Education teacher, Rob Causton, was trained as a level one... Read more →

Alice Kidd, member of the Brooklawn Methodist Church

KIDD, Alice Elizabeth Age 89 died on May 11, 2009. Born and raised in Camden, she was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1938. Alice lived in Brooklawn and Bellmawr Park for many years. She lived in Woodbury for the last nine years. She worked as a book keeper for Dr. Danner and was a member of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late Jack. Survived by her children Barbara (Harold) Read of National Park, Richard (Judith) of Clarksboro, James (Laurie) of Sanford, FL, Patricia Midili of Woodbury, Michael (Maryellen) of Woodbury Hts,... Read more →

Joseph Carpel, Vietnam Veteran, of Bellmawr

CARPEL,Joseph Suddenly on May 11, 2009 of Bellmawr. Age 65. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Bongiovanni). Devoted step-father of Lora, Ronald and Maria and her husband Robert Haydak. Grandfather of Crystal. Brother of Christine Spaulding. Mr. Carpel was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the US Army. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Friday from 8am to 10am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Funeral Mass Friday 10:30am Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Joseph's memory to the Commission of... Read more →

Thomas E. Baals, age 53, of Bellmawr

BAALS, Thomas E., On May 13, 2009, of Bellmawr. Age 53. Beloved husband of Denise (nee Barbetta). Loving father of Laura and Shawn. Grandfather of Madeleine and Shawn, Jr. Brother of Albert, Deborah, Joseph, Kathleen, Shirley and the late Richard and William, Sr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8pm Sunday eve and 10 to 11am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am Monday at the funeral home. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mr. Baals' memory to the... Read more →

Jack R. Radlinger, former Brooklawn Borough Employee Succumbs at age 68

RADLINGER,Jack R. On May 10, 2009, of Brooklawn, NJ, age 68. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor C. (nee Kubala) and loving father of Walter Robert Radlinger (Paula), Cherrie Hammer (Donald) and Lisa Radlinger. He is also survived by his dear sister Shirley Watson, his brothers Kenneth (Sandy) and Karl (Grace) Radlinger, his grandchildren Kevin, AJ and Jack and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack who was also known as "Mickey Meat" worked for the Borough of Brooklawn for 40 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:00AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRE RAN... Read more →

No. 2 Gloucester High rallies for victory

Courier-Post. The Lions (20-0), No. 2 in the Courier-Post Top 20, won on an RBI by junior Ashley Zaccaria in the eighth, which brought in Grace Cooney, who had singled. Both players finished 2-for-4 in the win over No. 11 Pennsville. Sam Bryszewski (six innings, one strikeout) notched the win, replacing starter Jill Stafford. Read more →

Gloucester High's Chain suffers injury Chain is 14-0 with 14 shutouts this season for the Gloucester High School softball team, which improved to 20-0 overall with a 6-5, eight-inning win over Pennsville Wednesday in a game the right-hander watched from the bench. She has allowed just 10 hits this season three after she felt something pull in her right shoulder in Monday's 4-0 victory over Penns Grove. Read more →

Again I Say, Health Benefits for City Council Should Be Eliminated

Tips and Snippets By Bill Cleary SNIPPETS-With all the comments about paid health benefits being received by members of Gloucester City Council I thought this article would be relevant to the discussion. Let me just add that I felt in 2006 this practice (paid health benefits for part-time employees and council) should be eliminated then and I feel the same today in 2009. The article reads in part (with some corrections made)… Unlike the Commissioners in Haddon Township who do not receive benefit because they consider themselves part-time employees. Also members who volunteer their time to serve on the Gloucester... Read more →

Face of Defense: Tattoos Tell Story of Soldier's Loyalties, Losses, Dreams

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service EN ROUTE TO DENVER, May 12, 2009 - The 22-year-old soldier, dressed down in a black T-shirt and jeans on a flight to his new unit at Fort Carson, Colo., is the face of the 21,000 additional troops flowing into Afghanistan as part of the new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy. The heavily tattooed arm of Army Cpl. "KC" reveal the history, loyalties and dreams of a soldier who's seen two combat deployments during four and a half years of service and is preparing for another one, to Afghanistan, in June. DoD photo by Donna Miles... Read more →

Brooklawn Water Rates Going Up; First Time in 20 Years

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent For the first time in a long time, Brooklawn water rates are increasing. “It has been 20 years since there was an increase in the water rates,” said Borough Clerk Barbara Lewis during the recent Borough Council meeting. “Did you say 20 years?” several council members asked. “Yes, I did say 20 years,” Lewis repeated. “Since 1989 the rates have remained the same. This year the borough is faced with a $16,000 deficit in the water budget.” Council passed an ordinance on first reading raising the water charges to $50 per quarter. Lewis said residents... Read more →

New Members of Mt. Ephraim School Board Take Office

By Leigh Anne Hubbs NEWS Correspondent Friends and family were in attendance at Mount Ephraim's Board of Education (BOE) meeting April 27, where re-elected member Dominick Cipolone and newly elected members Michael Gaglianone and Nicholas Salamone Jr. were sworn in. Board members voted Darlene Alexander as the new president, and Cipolone as vice president. Former Board member Tina DeVita-Meeser said Mount Ephraim's parents, students, teachers, nurses and overall school are awesome, and this is what will lead to a great future for the students. She also said Superintendent Joseph Rafferty and Principal Michael Hunter are incredible, that they really care... Read more →

Bellmawr Approves $190,000 Bond Law for Road Repairs

By Chris Concannon NEWS Correspondent Mrs. Connie Kucharski received a proclamation from Bellmawr for the National Day of Prayer during the recent April Borough Council Meeting. Councilwoman Regina Piontkowski made the presentation with Rev. Vincent Kovlak, Pastor of Bellmawr Baptist Church. The 58th annual eventwas held Thursday, May 7, and was marked by a small, outdoor prayer service in front of Borough Hall. In other business, Council President Steve Sauter chaired the meeting in the absence of Mayor Frank Filipek Sr., who was under the weather. Under committee reports, Councilman Lou Di Angelo said the annual Easter Egg Hunt went... Read more →

In Your Own Words: Attention Mt. Ephraim Residents

The Borough of Mt. Ephraim is having one last meeting in the Borough Hall Courtroom open to the public before the school budget is adopted. The meeting is on Thursday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. Our school budget was defeated by a 4:1 margin. Please let Mayor Wolk know that you want a tight budget during this stressful economic time. Most voters don't know that the Mayor has the authority to decide on the school tax increase even thought the budget was defeated! Theresa Ingram Read more →

Gloucester City Historical Meeting Tonight at 7 PM

The show and tell topic of the next Monthly meeting of the Gloucester City Historical Society will be the Memorial Day Celebrations of the past. From 1901-1948 a Mr. Owens, a local resident, built the model ships pulled in our town’s Memorial Day parades. These ships were then launched into the Delaware River at what was then called the Camden County Park (Proprietor’s Park). Mr. Owens made a different ship for each year’s parade for many years. Fortunately a number of Photographs gifted to the Society by Mrs. Muriel Van Sciver show many of these boats during the 1920s, 30s... Read more →

Officials Identify Soldier Charged in Camp Victory Slayings

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 12, 2009 - Military officials in Baghdad today identified a soldier who has been charged with shooting and killing five of his comrades yesterday at a combat stress center at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Army Sgt. John M. Russell, 44, of Sherman, Texas, is being held in military police custody at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, and has been charged with five specifications of murder and one of aggravated assault, Army Maj. Hunter Holliday, a military spokesman in Baghdad, said. Russell is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, based in Bamberg, Germany.... Read more →

In Your Own Words: Treatment of Paul Kain by City Officials Disappointing

I am disappointed by the treatment given to City Clerk Paul Kain by Gloucester City officials. Having formerly served as City Attorney and having to work with a lot of City Clerks through the years, I have found Paul to be extremely competent and dedicated. He would never play politics in his position. Sometimes when you follow the “letter of the law,” you may ruffle feathers. In my opinion, the City Officials should leave him alone. He will do a very competent job and not let the City that he loves, nor elected officials and local citizens, down. Williams Dilks... Read more →

Vibrations Will Be Felt Throughout The City

The Gloucester City Environmental Utilities Department, Remington & Vernick Engineers and L.C. Construction have started construction on the City’s new $9 million water works plant at Johnson Blvd. and Nicholson Road. During construction you may experience pressure variations, or changes in water quality. The City released the following notice about the ongoing construction. “Our City maintains its promise to deliver our best quality water. The reservoir has served the City since 1883. Utility personnel and employees of L.C. Construction have put into service a temporary reservoir. The present tank was built around 1921. Close to the end of May or... Read more →

Part 1 of a Series: The Merging & Closing of Camden Diocese's Parishes

By Paula H. Carlton NEWS Correspondent It is a frenetic time for United States Catholics. The Diocese of New York is preparing to usher in a new cardinal, and the Diocese of Boston and others nationwide are trying to handle the ongoing fallout from the priest sexual abuse scandal. Closer to home, the protracted battle between the Diocese of Camden and several of its parishes threatened with mergers or closures continues in an increasingly steadfast man-ner. So far, the reconfiguration of Gloucester City-area churches appears to be rolling along steadily and smoothly. If a movie, it might be called All... Read more →

In Your Own Words: How Dare You People

OUTRAGED BY HIGH GRASS CHARGE This is a retraction to a woman's call to Mr. Bob Bevan about the condition of Cedar Grove Cemetery. Of all the years I spent there, and to get this as thanks. How dare some of you people go over my head and complain to Gloucester City that the grass is too high! I have had this cemetery since December 17, 1994. No one came forth to help me then, and I don't want it now. This year is no different than any other. We have never started cutting the grass prior to Easter week.... Read more →

In Your Own Words: THANK YOU'S!

THANK YOU KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS A big thank you should be sent to the Knights of Columbus. This organization unselfishly gives of their time and effort and at their own expense, keeps Saint Mary’s Cemetery looking beautiful and clean. The grass is always cut, the snow is shoveled, the trash is cleaned up. As I live directly across from the cemetery I can only imagine how unhappy I would be without the hard work of the Knights. Out of respect for our dead, our history and our city, the city should at least help keep our cemeteries looking good. Barbara... Read more →

A Nice Crowd Attends Opening Day of City Farmers Market

A crowd of several hundred people attended the opening day of The Gloucester City Farmers Market on Sunday, May 10. Kelly Erlink a spokesperson for the Market said,”We had almost 600 people come thru. Not bad for being the first week and being Mother's Day. We had 5 vendors, 10 crafters, music, and fund raiser table. It was a nice day - a little windy but everyone had a great time. The vendors did very well. “This coming Sunday (May 17) the flower people along with one of the Organic Food vendors will be making an appearance. And the vendors... Read more →

The Buck Report: If one was good, two is better

POCONO MOUNTAINS PA-If one was good, two is better. Shot this gobbler on 5/6/09 at 8:15 am 30 degrees colder and very wet conditions. Turkey gobbled twice and came in on my right side which made shooting very difficult. I shot the turkey at 30 yards. I used 2 different box calls,a slate and a mouth call to harvest both birds.I shot this Spring . In Pa you can purchase a second tag before the season. Second Turkey weighed 18lbs,it had a 9 1/2 inch beard and 1 inch spurs. Probably a two year old bird. Good Spring. Bill Graves,... Read more →

St. Mary School Graduates in the News

GLOUCESTER CITY-St. Mary School would like to say Congratulations to the following graduates who were recently honored at the Gloucester Catholic 20th Annual Honors Banquet. SMS Class of 2005-GCHS Class of 2009-Amy Gifford, Keirstin Kain, Dana Murphy, Kelsey Berglund, Alex Flynn SMS Class of 2006 GCHS Class of 2010-Patrick McHenry, Bridget Williams, Lindsey Sobolewski SMS Class of 2007 GCHS Class of 2011-Jennifer Feinberg, Joseph Delengowski SMS Class of 2008 GCHS Class of 2012-Christopher Sacchetti, Kiersten Fowler Special congratulations to Ms. Kaitlyn Delengowski. Kaitlyn graduated from Saint Mary School in the year 2000, GCHS, 2004, and Seton Hall University, 2008 BA,... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for May 14th

The Bells Of St. Mary School Will Continue To Ring 150 More Years St. Mary School And Church Plans May Procession For Sunday, May 17, At 12:30 P.M. Westville Named As Town ‘With Best Town Spirit’ Bellmawr Board Of Education Installs New Members Read more →

Stolen Laptops; New Supervisors; $11 Million Budgeted for City Employees Salaries,Wages, Benefits; $2 Million Lawsuit; Anti-Graffiti Ordinance

TIPS and SNIPPETS By Bill Cleary SNIPPET -In January two laptop computers and a computer monitor went missing from the Gloucester City Water Department office on Johnson Blvd... Recently I asked Police Lt. George Berglund if anyone was charged with the crime. His answer was no, “the trail went cold”. I also asked if there were any important files on those computers since a Water Plant would come under United States Home Land Security. His answer to that question was also no. TIP-Gloucester City Mayor and Council appointed Steve Ciachetti to the vacant position of Supervisor for the Gloucester City... Read more →

Taliban Forced Civilians to Remain in Targeted Buildings

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 10, 2009 - Taliban operatives shaking down villages for money appear to have forced civilians to remain in buildings that were bombed in the course of a long May 4 firefight, the commander of U.S. Central Command said today. Gen. David H. Petraeus said on "Fox News Sunday" that a joint U.S.-Afghan investigation team looking into the incident addressed the events leading up to the aerial attack targeting Taliban fighters in which an undetermined number of Afghan civilians were killed. "The Taliban moved into these villages seeking to extort money from... Read more →