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June 2009

Cancer Drive Raises $1400

May 29 was the 8th annual fundraising Ovarian Cancer trip to Camden Riversharks Game. We raised more than $1,400 to help find a cure for the difficult cancer. We sold out the 255 seats we had reserved for this game. It totally amazes us how this event has grown. We believe people know how important it what we are we doing is. There were so many people who helped make this event the success, it was. We would like to give them credit. First, thanks to the Gloucester City News for running our ad and donating a year subscription to... Read more →


I want to say thank you for your support in this Primary Election. We will continue to work hard on the current projects such as TD Bank, Freedom Pier, Chatham Square townhouse conversion, Water Treatment Plant, the Broadway, Market Street, and Burlington Street streetscape projects. We will proceed with new ideas to enhance our cities future such as in-fill housing/Commercial construction, the creation of new jobs through bringing new businesses into town, stabilize government spending. I thank my wife, Janice, who helps me every day be a better person and Councilman. Her love, patience and advice allow me to better... Read more →

Lions' pitcher had dominating year The Lions' No. 3 hitter, Chain also produced at the plate. She batted .459 with 10 extra-base hits, 22 runs scored and 29 RBIs and knocked in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning of the state semifinal against New Egypt. Chain's repertoire included a screwball, curveball, fastball, changeup, riser and drop. She credited the riser for the big bump in strikeouts this season. Young players stepped up for Lions - But the development of players like sophomores Britney Dolson, Angie Harris and Teresa Anderson was critical. Dolson hit .386 with four home runs,... Read more →

Young players stepped up for Lions -

Young players stepped up for Lions - But the development of players like sophomores Britney Dolson, Angie Harris and Teresa Anderson was critical. Dolson hit .386 with four home runs, Harris knocked in 15 runs including the game-winner in a 1-0 South Jersey semifinal win over Pennsville and Anderson batted .375, drove in 26 and did a tremendous job catching the hard-throwing Chain. Read more →


The number 1 girls softball team in all of South Jersey! The New jersey Group 1 Champs! What accomplishments! Your success is a result of team work, talent ,attitude and total effort. You have brought great pride to your community, school, fans, parents and yourselves We salute you Manager, Dave Light who is a member of our organization. Great Job by all! Members of Memorial AA Mustangs Related categories: Letters Gloucester City High School Read more →

Nicholas Chiccini Helping Alex's Lemonade Stand

By John "Soles" Hillman Three- year- old Nicholas A Chiccini of Gloucester City has opened an “Alex Lemonade Stand” at Broadway and Monmouth Street, Gloucester City to raise money to fight cancer. Nicholas and his mother Isabella were selling lemonade at the intersection this past Sunday. And plan to be at the same area with their stand off and on throughout the summer. PHOTO: Isabella and Nicholas Chiccini Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation evolved from a young cancer patient's front yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement to find a cure for childhood cancer. Since Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004) set... Read more →

Angels at the Post Office

A child who wrote to God about her deceased pet received a kind letter and a book to help her with her bereavement in response. It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service. According to this is a true story. submitted by Phyllis and Gary M. Abbey and Meredith Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could... Read more →

Glad To Be Home In Gloucester City

By Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY-NJ Army National Guard soldier Sean Hodge of the 900 unit block of Hunter Street returned home last week after serving a year of service in Iraq. A parade of motorcycles, led by a local police car with sirens blaring, escorted Shawn’s car through the Riverview Heights section of the City to his home. He received a rousing hand of applause and cheers from neighbors, friends and family as he stood outside his house. Participating in the event were members of the Yellow Ribbon Club, Warriors Watch Riders and local politicians. The Yellow Ribbon Club Yellow... Read more →

PATRICIA & WALTER SMITH of Audubon 50th Anniversary

Patricia A. (Griffin) and Walter G. Smith of Audubon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 18. They have three children: Pattie Huff of Audubon, Kathie Rizzo of Audubon and Sue Jenkinson of Audubon. They have eight grandchildren. Category Announcements category Audubon Related articles by Zemanta Audubon Schools Called 'Open' to Brooklawn Talks ( Daniel Rubin: Bird-watching as a contact sport ( Sellers, Woodbury beat Audubon ( Read more →

Congratulations to GCHS Class of 2009

Co-Valedictorians, Julianna Kopakowski and Nicolette Davis lead the procession of the Gloucester Catholic Graduating Class of 2009 into St. Agnes Church for the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement services held on May 28th, 2009. The entire Gloucester Catholic family congratulates the newest Ram Alumni members and their families! God bless you all! Category Rams Alumni Category Gloucester Catholic Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester Catholic's Dennis Barth just wins ( Gloucester Catholic Tuition Assistance Fund ( Read more →

Schooner North Wind Honored

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation GLOUCESTER CITY SAIL, INC 101 South King Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Chuck: On behalf of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, I would like to thank you for the support you and your wonderful crew provided me on May 24th. Delaware River Day is a family oriented educational opportunity to interact with the public and teach safety on the water, as well as educate the public to our resources. To have North Wind be a part of this new event at Penn's Landing was an immeasurable experience. I look forward to working with you on many... Read more →

Tina Sue Oleson, age 51, former resident of Gloucester City

OLESON Tina Sue On June 5, 2009 at 8:44 am departed this life. (nee Traenkner) Age 51. Of River Street, Glenville, West Virginia, at her residence following an extended illness. Formerly of Gloucester City.She was born October 5, 1957 in Camden, NJ. The daughter of the late Conrad and Sarah Bytheway Traenkner. Tina was a CNA and Medical Assistant, member of the Moose Lodge, school bus driver in Florida and a Lutheran by faith. On March 1, 1995 she was reunited in marriage to Leonard “Lenny” Oleson who survives at their River Street home. She is surived by one daughter,... Read more →

Brooklawn Water Rates to Increase


Tsuyuor Monsoon Season in Japan

When East Meets West Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. A seasonal rain front swept through Okinawa in late May, marking the beginning of Japan's rainy season. Well today is the first day of rainy season in Kitakyushu City, our home town with very light rain forecast for today with very heavy down pours forecast for tomorrow.The rainy season in our region of the Japanese archipelago will continue till about the end of July. The meeting of a high cold atmospheric pressure front over the Sea of Okhotsk and a warm high atmospheric pressure front over the Pacific forms and... Read more →

Frances Goldfeld, of Gloucester Township Succumbs at the age of 82

GOLDFELD,Frances Age 82, (nee Moribondo), of Cherrywood, Gloucester Twp., on June 8, 2009. Wife of the late Abe and dearly beloved sister of Charles Moribondo of Cherry Hill, Grace Autori of Gloucester Twp and Angelina Achillo of Hammonton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate a Christian Memorial Mass at 10:00 am Friday, June 12, at St. Agnes RC Church, 701 Little Gloucester Rd., Gloucester Twp. Visitation will be after 9:30 at the Church. Entombment St. Josephs Cemetery, Chews Landing. Read more →

Carmella E. Asper, age 90, of Mt. Ephraim; Services Friday

ASPER,Carmella E. (nee Nardelli). On June 9, 2009, age 90, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ for sixty-two years. Beloved wife of the late Frank D. Asper, devoted Mother of Ronald (Marie) Asper, Deborah (John) Distasio, loving Grandmother of Charles Asper, Frank Asper, Nicole Grzib, Danielle Robertson, Joseph Distasio, and Michael Distasio. Loving Great Grandmother of Bobbi Asper, Ronald Asper, Madison Robertson, Frank Grzib, and Corina Grzib. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing Friday from 8:30am to 9:45am at Sacred Heart Church, 7 W. Kings Hwy., Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 10am at the church.... Read more →

Brooklawn Legion baseball wins on walk-off home run from Spingler

- Gloucester Catholic senior George Spingler came to the plate with one out, swung at the first pitch and gave it a long ride into center field for what was eventually ruled a game-winning solo homer, giving his team a walkoff 2-1 victory over Haddon Heights at Joe Barth Field on Wednesday. Read more →

Feds not on board new N.J. rail line

Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/10/2009. A planned commuter rail line from Camden to Glassboro won't qualify for federal transit funds, leaving state taxpayers with the full $1.3 billion bill. But Delaware River Port Authority officials said Wednesday the project is South Jersey's top transportation priority and the state is committed to seeing the line is built. The plan calls for diesel light-rail trains to run 18 miles alongside an existing Conrail freight line to serve Glassboro, Pitman, Mantua, Wenonah, Woodbury, Deptford, West Deptford, Westville, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City and Camden.Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City Taxes to Increase...Again! ( Train hits... Read more →

Fantasyland: Word of new Disney park in Bellmawr

Image via CrunchBase Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/10/2009. Contrary to a widely circulating gag, Disney is NOT eyeing Bellmawr, N.J., for a new historical theme park called Disney's America. Not truth to it, said two Bellmawr Borough Hall staffers. The rumor, though, did prompt a TV camera crew to trek to the Camden County burg to investigate, and lead to a note on Wikipedia's entry for "Disney's America" that "this was only a rumor." Apparently, as an April Fool's joke, someone rewrote a 1993 press release about a proposed Virginia project. Read more →


(Gloucester City News 6/4)I went to the Cedar Grove Cemetery and Union Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremony. It started at nine, and was very nice, the Firemen, Cub Scouts and Scouts Leaders, VFW, Bag Pipes, two young girls played tops, really good. Sorry to say there were no families there. Thanks to all who worked so hard putting this together. C. Garton, Bellmawr Read more →


(Gloucester City News 6/4)In response to the December 16 Police Report which ran in the January 1 edition of the Gloucester City News, I was falsely accused throwing mud, debris and dog feces on the sidewalk where the Forestry Department had been planting a tree. No one advised me to “Clean up the mess,” because there was nothing to clean up. The story is as follows: My 93-year-old mother called me to come over as “people” were digging up her sidewalk and planting a tree. She was very upset because she spent $700 to cement the strip of the sidewalk... Read more →

182 GCHS Students Receive Diplomas

Gloucester Catholic High School (GCHS) conferred diplomas on 182 graduates during commencement ceremonies May 28. Nicolette Davis of Gibbstown and Julianna Kopakowski of Glassboro are the co-valedictorians for the GCHS Class of 2009. Graduation festivities for students and their families began with the Senior Awards Brunch at Auletto’s in Deptford. Msgr. James Curran of Saint Mary’s Parish in Gloucester City celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass at Saint Agnes Church, Blackwood, at 3:30 p.m. Msgr. Thomas McIntyre, of the GCHS Golden Jubilarian Class of 1959, was the homilist. Commencement ceremonies followed, and Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Mary Boyle, conferred the diplomas.... Read more →

Gloucester City family fears rail line

Courier-Post. But Howey is not hopeful that his pleas for the line to bypass Gloucester City will be heeded. DRPA announced last month that the new light-rail line -- similar to the RiverLINE that links Camden with Trenton -- will zip through Gloucester City, Woodbury Heights, Woodbury, Wenonah, Pitman and Glassboro. The most he can hope for, he said, is a promise of a barrier between his house and the tracks -- Read more →


By William E. Cleary Sr. Jimmy Day was a long time fixture in Gloucester City for many years. A product of the “Rock and Roll” era of the 50’s and 60’s he was a handsome lad who had curly black hair and a warm smile. He was educated in the local public school system, loved to play sports, enjoy shooting pool, playing cards and having a few beers with his friends. He was also one of the original members of the now-defunct Gloucester City A.C. Hawks and in the beginning, could be found at their Burlington Street clubhouse on most... Read more →

City Planning Board Approves Auld Dubliner Parking Lot Plans

By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent (Gloucester City News 6/4)After a lengthy discussion, the Gloucester City Planning Board approved plans for a parking lot at the Auld Dubliner restaurant on Burlington Street. Attorney Charles Wigginton presented the application, which called for the empty lot next to the eatery to be converted to a finished 41-space parking lot. Engineer Jerry Richter, of Lippincott and Jacobs, said the lot would be graded and stones would be put down as a foundation. Plans for the restaurant were originally approved in July of 2007. Following considerable work on the building, Auld Dubliner opened in October... Read more →

Father's just wanna be loved

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. The pressure builds. Feel it? I sure do. An annual tension that visits late each June and--for a day at least--smothers me with stress. The day? Why, the most anxious of the year--Fathers Day. What else ? The burden? Just who--if anyone--will remember. Now perhaps you rank this about 9.8 on the scale of Super -Silliness. And perhaps you are not a Dad. In these modern days, married couples, international or not, are presumed to share family duties. This household dynamic of man-woman, mother-father, husband-wife always teeters in a ticklish... Read more →

Gloucester City Taxes to Increase...Again!

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent (Gloucester City News 6/4)No one from the audience commented during the public hearing on the 2009 municipal budget during last week’s Gloucester City Council meeting, waiting instead for the open forum. If the state does not allocate discretionary aid to the City, the local budget amounting to more than $18.5 million would bring a 24.5 cent increase in local property taxes. The local property tax bill for the average assessed $80,000 home could rise by $175 per year. But, if the state aid is received, the tax rate would only be 4.5 cents per $100... Read more →


(Gloucester City News 6/4)First, I wanted to thank all those coaches and other volunteers that donate their time to the Gloucester City Little League. As Gloucester City is a small town and rumors fly, some parents are crying foul. Parents of the Pee Wee Team A-Jack’s Printing are outraged that team photos are not being distributed after payment was received, and in most cases processed, by the photography company. Upon calling the company you receive a recording and must leave a message, to which I have not received a response. Other teams have received their photos, but not the A-Jack’s... Read more →

Saint Mary Grammar School Students Honored

Saint Mary School News: Art and Literature Awards received Catholic Daughter of America – 5 students winners at the State level. First Place winners will move onto national level. 1st Place Art - Francesca Pollander - Division 1 2nd Place Art- Michelle McCarthy - Division 2 2nd Place Essay- Jete' Flinn - Division 1 2nd Place Poetry - Allison Gentile - Division 1 3rd Place Poetry - Brendan Kain - Division 2 Samantha Bridge (Gr. 4) received honorable mention in the Camden County Poster Contest – “My County”. Samantha’s poster will appear in the 2009-2010 County Calendar. Brendan Kain’s (Gr.... Read more →

Saint Mary Grammar School News

SMS Track News Congratulations to James Burkhardt for qualifying at the state level for long jump, 100M, and 4x100 relay. James will go to Cape May Court House on June 13 and 14th to compete in the state meet. If James qualifies at states he will move on to the regional meet that will be held in New York in July. Good Luck James! Best of the Class 2009 SMS would like to congratulate the following alumnae for their achievement of being selected “Best of the Class 2009” by the Camden County Board of Freeholders. Photo: Keirsten Kain, Michael Gartland,... Read more →

Brooklawn Mayor Feels Town Mergers will be Forced by State

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent “It seems that the state government intends to force mergers of municipalities or to force shared services,” said Mayor John Soubasis as the Brooklawn budget was discussed during the May Council meeting. “We are doing what we are supposed to do, trying to keep expenses down while still providing services to our residents and still it seems that we will be punished for doing what we are supposed to do,” Soubasis said. He explained the Borough’s situation during a visit to the NJ State Division of Local Services accompanied by the borough auditor, Kirk Applegate.... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for June 11th

Lady Lions Are State Champions; Seniors Taylor Chain, Jill Stafford and Tabby Dick Propel Team Special Change The Government Election In Gloucester City For June 16 Cancelled Bellmawr Superintendent Praises Various School Programs Gloucester City High School Graduation Monday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. Gloucester City News Special Graduation Edition Thursday, June 25 Read more →

Gloucester City High School Group 1 State Softball Champs...Congratulations!

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! Photo below: senior players Taby Dick, Taylor Chain and Jill Stafford PHOTOS BY BOB STAFFORD CLICK TO ENLARGE Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City High's Chain shuts down Braves ( Cheers and Jeers for the month of May ( Three S.J. teams go for state softball titles ( Small N.J. schools come up big in softball ( Read more →

Chain tosses one-hitter to spark Lions

- Behind an 18-strikeout one-hitter from the dominating right-hander on Sunday, Gloucester won its fourth state title in the last 10 years, beating Saddle Brook, 3-0, in the NJSIAA state Group I final. Chain struck out the first batter on three pitches, and after a walk and hit batter, recovered to strike out the side. Read more →

To the residents of Gloucester City’s second ward,

My name is Wil Levins and I am an Independent Candidate for City Council. I am running in the November general election against Incumbent Democratic Councilman Nick Marchese. PHOTO: WIL LEVINS I chose to run for office because I believe our community needs at least one independent voice on City Council who will aggressively listen to and express the concerns of disenfranchised Democrats, Republicans and Independents. I believe I can be that voice because of my own nonpartisan political philosophy and the fact that I am not bound by obligations to any group or individual affiliation. Mine is a real... Read more →


MAKO MANIA REEF RALLY june 26, 2009 6:30 PM WHERE: Clark's Landing, 847 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ WHAT: Subs, Drinks, 50/50 and more! WHO: Hear from the organizers that started this effort, the legislators who continue to fight Trenton for it and the fishermen that need it? TICKETS: $20.00 Donation requested. [email protected] or [email protected] or call 973.454.0315 Checks Payable to: NJOA Send to NJOA c/o PCW, 100 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470 Please include email address. Need more info about this issue - Traps off the Reef Click on the flyer to download your copy Download your own... Read more →

Studying the Delaware River

Image via Wikipedia New Jersey's Priceless Resource - Studying the Delaware River, a feature article originally posted in May 2008, has been updated to include the latest data available. The information will be of interest to both river and saltwater anglers because the Delaware estuary provides a nursery environment for young fish to grow. Monitoring populations of these juvenile fish is essential for fishery managers to estimate abundance and evaluate the viability of the population. These assessments provide a means to predict population trends and future harvest potential of monitored species. The DEP's Division of Fish & Wildlife's Bureau of... Read more →

'It's happy tears' Gloucester High School second baseman Tabby Dick was determined not to play 13 innings. So when the line drive hit by New Egypt's Kaci Hopkins knocked her glove off, Dick quickly recovered. She rolled on the ground, grabbed the ball, spun around and sent a perfect throw to catcher Teresa Anderson, who tagged out runner Erika Tucker at the plate. Read more →

Bald Eagle Recovery and Red Knot Migration Videos

Image via Wikipedia Two video reports featuring the work of the DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) are available on the Star-Ledger's website. The videos feature the red knot, a small shorebird which makes an important stopover in New Jersey as thousands of the birds make the 10,000 mile journey to breeding grounds in the Arctic, and the recovery of bald eagles in New Jersey. Both videos are linked from the division's ENSP page at . Read more →

NuStar to Lease Asphalt Terminal in Gloucester City

SAN ANTONIO - (Business Wire) NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced today the addition of three new asphalt terminals to its network of operations. The terminals, leased from subsidiaries of SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. (SGLP.PK), are located in Saginaw, TX; Gloucester City, NJ; and Newport News, VA, and will contribute an additional 1.5 million barrels of storage capacity to the company’s asphalt operations. The terminal in Gloucester City is located next to Proprietors Park at Water Street and Jersey Avenue. “We’re excited to reach this agreement with SemGroup as it will give us the opportunity to generate additional sales from... Read more →

Marguerite M. Robinson Sullivan, of Pennsauken, formerly of Somerdale

ROBINSON- SULLIVAN Marguerite M. On June 4, 2009. Age 84. (nee Reilly) Of Pennsauken, formerly of Somerdale. Loving wife of the late James B. Robinson and the late Louis Sullivan. Loving and caring mother of James B. (Janet) Robinson, Jr. of Williamstown and Marguerite M. Robinson of Williamstown. Beloved grandmother of Jennifer (Bob) Myers. At the request of the family, cremation and services will be private. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our website under online obituaries of Marguerite M. Robinson-Sullivan. Funeral Arrangements through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Lois Jean Dramis, 61, of Easthampton

DRAMIS, Lois Jean On June 3, 2009. Age 61. Of Eastampton. Lov-ing mother of Desiree (Scott) Bernardo, Mary (Paul) Babcock, Yvonne McClellan, Drew Fenton, Derek Horn, Kelly (Michael) Elbertson, Jamie Horn and Kevin Horn. Beloved grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 1. Dear sister of Leonard F. Dramis, Jr and Linda Fenuto. Loving companion of Craig Cardwell. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Religious Service 1 pm in the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary's... Read more →

Raymond J. Mullin, of Gloucester City, Korean War veteran

MULLIN, Raymond J. On May 30, 2009, of Gloucester City and formerly of Camden, NJ, age 75. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy (nee Groff) and loving father of Frederick W. Mullin, Sr. (Stacey), Theresa Cordero and the late Raymond J. Mullin Jr. He is also survived by his brother Frederick W. Mullin, his sister Helen Koehl, 9 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Mr. Mullin was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was an employee of RCA retiring in 1994 after 43 years of service. Mr. Mullin's funeral service was private at the request of... Read more →

Little League Member Responds to Fraud Charge

Note from Bill: The writer is responding to a Letter to the Editor in Thursday’s Gloucester City News accusing him of fraud that was written by Joseph B. Collins Jr. The letter reads in part, Other teams have received their photos, but not the A-Jack Team. The parents did not pay the fee to the Little League, they paid the photography company. I see a possible act of fraudulence. It seems that Bruce Darrow of the Gloucester City Little League refuses to distribut team's photos due to a lack of communication between the league, a new coach and new parents... Read more →

FDA: First Drug to Treat Cancer in Dogs Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Palladia (toceranib phosphate), the first drug developed specifically for the treatment of cancer in dogs. Palladia is approved to treat canine cutaneous (skin-based) mast cell tumors, a type of cancer responsible for about 1 out of 5 cases of canine skin tumors. The drug is approved to treat the tumors with or without regional lymph node involvement. All cancer drugs now used in veterinary medicine originally were developed for use in humans and are not approved for use in animals. Cancer treatments used in animals are used in an... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY-Celebrating Tuesday night’s Democrat Primary Election results are from left , Councilman Jay Brophy, Councilman Nick Marchese, Council candidate Dan Spencer and Camden County Sheriff and Gloucester City resident Chuck Billingham. The three local Primary candidates won a bitter fought election over their challengers "sweeping" the contest by a 2-1 margin. The candidates got together after the election at the Democrat Club at Broadway and Monmouth Street. Congratulations to all! ~Bill ClearyRelated articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: James Gang "Sweeps" Primary Election ( Read more →

LODD Alert: Firefighter 'Big Steve' Cospelich Succumbs LODD E-Alert Thursday, June 4, 2009 Philadelphia Firefighter Collapses, Dies Following Shift 'BIG STEVE" Cospelich was a tough firefighter who didn't hesitate to break into burning buildings to battle flames and rescue trapped victims. But he could also be seen cuddling a pigeon that couldn't fly or carrying an injured kitten to the SPCA. Post Condolences Here Like many big guys, Steve was a softy at heart. But the fact remained that he was a passionately committed city firefighter, one of the most aggressive in the department. » Read More Read more →

Position switch has paid off for Gloucester City HS

- Early in the season, the Gloucester High School softball team was forced to juggle its lineup, moving senior catcher Tabby Dick to second base and installing sophomore Teresa Anderson at catcher. The lineup switch has paid dividends all year, but never more so than in Tuesday's 12-inning, 4-3 victory over New Egypt in an NJSIAA Group I state semifina Read more →

GCHS Alumni in the News: Father Hindsley Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Father Leonard P. Hindsley celebrated his 25th Ordination to the Priesthood with a Solemn Mass on May 30, 2009 at St. John The Baptist Church in Westport, Ma. Over 250 family and friends attended the Mass and the Reception at White's of Westport. Picture with Father Hindsley his is brother John and wife Joyce Father Hindsley is a former resident of Brooklawn and a 1968 Graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. Father Hindsley was ordained on May 25,1984 at St. Dominic's Church in Washington, D.C. Over the years he has served Jesus Christ and his people in many ways-chaplain of... Read more →