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September 2009

Market Street Resident Must Seek Variance to Open Dog Training Business

By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent The Gloucester City Planning Board last week upheld Zoning Officer Joseph Stecklair’s earlier decision to disallow a Market Street resident from operating a dog obedience school out of her home unless she first applies for the appropriate use variance. Stecklair said the property is in an area zoned as residential. Although some non-foot traffic businesses, such as mail order or Internet companies, can feasibly operate out of a private home, the nature of this particular business, which would entail obedience class attendees visiting the home for extended periods of time, would require sufficient parking facilities. Stecklair had directed the applicant to seek a decision from the Board on the matter, but she first opted to appeal Steckler’s decision. In a split vote, Board members passed a motion requiring the applicant to apply for a use variance if she intends to go through with her business... Read more →


Image by NVinacco via Flickr On Friday, September 11, the Post conducted the Annual “Patriot’s Day” Service at the Brooklawn United Methodist Church honoring the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeover and the Military service personnel who have died in the battle against terrorism while other members continue to fight. This service would not have been possible without the assistance of the following people. Thank you to Pastor Daniel Amey, who is always a great host and participant in our Service. I would also like to thank the following people who also participated; Fr. Frederick Link of St. Maurice Catholic Church, State Commander Bob Phillips, State President Debbie Tomasetti, County Commander Chuck Reilly, Chief Sam Cilurso and several members of the Fire Department, Chief Fran McKinney and members of the Police Department, Councilwoman Theresa Branella, David Chorzelewski, who sang “God Bless the USA”,... Read more →


Doc & Joe’s Tavern, Nancy, Cliff and the Junk Yard Dogs extend their thanks to everyone who supported the three day breast cancer benefit. Although we would like to name everyone, it’s just not possible. We would like to extend our special thanks to “Heavy’s on the Harbor”, who did have a benefit for us and also supported Doc & Joe’s Tavern, the bands; Musaic, Sonance, Compound Blues, CC Jackson, Rachael Dickerman, Broken Shillelaghs, Amazing Grace, Breakin’ Even, Saints of Sedition, WMGK, DJ Chuck Countryman, Tom “Elvis” Nugent, John and the Camden County Freeholders and the city of Gloucester City for making this event successful. See you at the walk in Philadelphia on October 16, 17 and 18. Doc & Joe’s Tavern, Gloucester City source Gloucester City News Read more →

Letters: Free Wurlitzer Piano

Dear Mr.. Cleary, friends, & neighbors: My husband and I would like to extend the area of our piano donation to the surrounding areas of Gloucester City: Brooklawn, Bellmawr, and Mt. Ephraim. If there is a school or organization that would like to have a Wurlitzer piano in excellent condition (with matching bench) please drop us a note at 700 Market Street, Gloucester City, 08030 or an email at or I will keep you posted on our progress! Dawn and Dan WatsonRelated articles by Zemanta Gloucester Mustangs Have Successful Golf Outing ( Letters: LIONS CLUB Says Thank You ( Progress Down the Road ( Gloucester City Fire Department, Waterfront Property, New Restaurants, Picking Grapes, A New Look for Broadway ( Read more →

NRA-ILA :: Your Help Is Needed In Support of BATFE Reform Bills S. 941 And H.R. 2296

Friday, September 25, 2009 As we reported in May, Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) have introduced S. 941, the “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2009” in the U.S. Senate. Representatives Steve King (R-Iowa) and Zack Space (D-Ohio) have introduced a companion bill—H.R. 2296—in the U.S. House. The bills would roll back unnecessary restrictions, correct errors, and codify longstanding congressional policies in the firearms arena. These bipartisan bills are a vital step to modernize and improve BATFE operations. Of highest importance, S. 941and H.R. 2296 totally rewrite the system of administrative penalties for licensed dealers, manufacturers and importers of firearms. Currently, for most violations, BATFE can only give a federal firearms license (FFL) holder a warning, or revoke his license. S. 941 and H.R. 2296 would allow fines or license suspensions for less serious violations, while... Read more →

Memories of Gloucester City NJ (The Year 1939-40)

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Bottom row L-R: Charles (Ozzie) Souder, Tilley Wiltsey, Jane Thilo, Ella Mackey, Henry Kowalski, Bill (Doc) Lonabaugh. Middle row L-R: Nora Peltz, Mary Ellen Clark, Ruth Souder, Roy Mackey, Walt Thilo, Lew Souder. Top Row L-R: John Lonabaugh, (McNutt twins?), Alex Lonabaugh, Cathy Peltz. The picture was taken on the front steps of the house located on the southeast corner of Atlantic Street and Ridgeway Street. The year is estimated to be 1939 or 1940. Related articles April 2011 CHEERS AND JEERS ( Read more →

Saint Mary School News

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Congratulations to Mrs. Beth Rudderrow for winning the Phillies Ticket Raffle. Beth purchased her ticket from Mrs. Kelly Devereaux whose daughter Emily is a 4th grader at our school. Thank you for supporting Saint Mary School PTA. Wine and Cheese Event Thank you to all who attended the Wine and Cheese Event at the school on Friday, September 25th. It was great to see the alumni of our school. Thank you to all who made the event a success! All proceeds will benefit the Saint Mary School Annual Fund. SAVE THE DATE The 2nd Annual Communion Breakfast will be held on February 21, 2010! The Development Committee is looking for sub-committee members! The sub-committees include: The Annual Fund, Special Events, Alumni, 300 for 300, and Communications. If you have some time or talent that you would like to share with our committee please contact Dawn Burkhardt at the... Read more →


I am delighted to hear our new schooner is doing so well. Capt. Chuck Reed keeps me up to date on the wonderful trips and parties on her. The only complaint I’ve heard (said with a smile) is everyone wants to stay longer. This seems to be another important step by our mayor James and our city council to bring life and fun back to the waterfront. So many of the older people have wonderful memories that center on the park area. It’s lovely to see it come to life again. Barbara Rein, Gloucester City Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for October 1

Scary House, Pony Rides Will Highlight Gloucester Day October 3 At Martin’s Lake Upcoming Riverbank Improvements Exciting For Brooklawn “Support For Scott” Fundraiser October 25 Betty Sheppard Dedication In Bellmawr Tonight (Thursday, Oct. 1) Free Gloucester City Rabies Clinic SaturdayRelated articles by Zemanta Gloucester Mustangs Have Successful Golf Outing ( Brooklawn Police Blotter for June and May ( "Polanski Tug Of War Begins: France And Poland Want Him Out" and related posts ( "Obama: Copenhagen-bound for IOC" and related posts ( "A Nightmare On Elm Street Trailer!!!" and related posts ( Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: Japan's health care System as a model.

Keeping it Plain, Simple and Brilliant The health care debate in America has had an interesting item mentioned again and again in recent weeks the Japanese health care system! Editorials and news reports have held up Japan as an example of good-quality health care service. While the background conditions in America and in Japan can be said to perhaps too different to compare,Japan can be said to provide a very good, if not perfect,level of health care to its citizens.With the debate ranging in the States as a new government in Japan,now is a good time to take stock of the lingering problems. What many articles in the American press have been pointing out is the overall choice and general quality of services in Japan for its citizens. Per-capita expenditures here in Japan are lower than in the States because of so much primary and preventive health care, mostly at... Read more →


HARRISBURG – With tomorrow being the first day of autumn, many Pennsylvanians will be spending increasing amounts of time outdoors. This also is when black bears become more active, setting the stage for an increase in bear sightings and possibly encounters. Mark Ternent, Pennsylvania Game Commission black bear biologist, noted that, as fall progresses, bears will begin to increase their food intake to prepare for the upcoming denning season, which begins in mid- to late-November. For some bears, the search for food may lead them closer to people or homes. Ternent offered suggestions on how to reduce the likelihood that your property will attract bruins and how to best react when a bear is encountered. “Bear activity can increase during the fall as bears try to consume as many calories as possible from any source they can find in preparation for denning,” Ternent said. “As a result, sightings of bears... Read more →

American Legion: Give military the tools to win Afghanistan

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 10:22am. Thursday, September 24, 2009 American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill is urging President Obama to give commanders the troops needed to win the war in Afghanistan. “According to The Washington Post, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. and NATO commander, is warning us that, without more forces within the next year, the mission in Afghanistan ‘will likely result in failure,’” Hill said. “Considering that Afghanistan was the breeding ground for the 9/11 attacks, we cannot allow that to happen. We have seen a successful troop surge and counterinsurgency strategy work in Iraq. We owe it to our men and women who are serving in Afghanistan to do the same there. We must give them the tools they need to succeed.” Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Defense Secretary Robert Gates will not consider escalating the military mission in Afghanistan until President Obama and... Read more →

Fallen Soldier's Mom Finds Solace Among Gold Star Mothers

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 - Ruth Stonesifer dreamed of a quiet life in Kintnersville, Penn., passing her days quilting for her three grandchildren. Right, Ruth Stonesifer and her son Kristofor pose for a picture in July 2001, just months before the Army Ranger was killed in an October 2001 helicopter crash over Pakistan, and right, Ruth pictured today. Ruth is now the president of American Gold Star Mothers Inc., a nonprofit group made up of mothers who have lost sons and daughters in the line of duty while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Courtesy photos That dream was shattered when her son, Army Spc. Kristofor Stonesifer, died in a helicopter crash in Pakistan, becoming one of the first two American casualties in the global war on terror. "I found out they were deployed only after he was... Read more →

Wild Turkey Fall Hunting Season begins Monday, October 26

Image via Wikipedia New Jersey's 2009 Wild Turkey Fall Hunting Season begins Monday, October 26 and continues through Saturday, October 31. Great turkey hunting opportunities, fabulous weather and spectacular foliage all combine to make fall turkey hunting a wonderful autumn experience. Don't miss out this year. Leftover permits will be available over the counter for all of the turkey zones open for the fall season. The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife continually monitors the state's wild turkey population. This year's monitoring of productivity indicates production of young birds (poults) was fair to good, which bodes well for fall turkey hunters. Hunters should expect a decent density of juvenile birds in the forests and fields this fall. A permit is required to hunt during the fall turkey season. Leftover Fall Turkey permits will be available beginning 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13 for the following Turkey Hunting... Read more →

Glassboro’s Let’s Dance Studio Starts Construction On Large New Facility

Performing Arts Studio Leads Development of Arts & Entertainment District As Part of Glassboro’s Downtown Revitalization Glassboro, NJ, September 24, 2009 – Glassboro’s repertoire of performing arts offerings have launched a new era as the Let’s Dance Studio began construction on its new performing arts studio, becoming the first new business in the borough’s Arts & Entertainment District and continuing Glassboro’s multi-million dollar downtown revitalization. Groundbreaking ceremonies for Let’s Dance Studio’s new home were held on site at 111 E. High Street on Thursday, September 24. The new performing arts studio will more than double the size of Let’s Dance’s former building, which was demolished to make way for Glassboro’s $300 million Rowan Boulevard, a new 26-acre, 100-foot wide corridor stretching a third of a mile from the foot of the Rowan University campus to the center of downtown. While awaiting its new home, Let’s Dance Studio is currently operating... Read more →

Laura E. Neilo, (age 19) A Free Spirit with a Passion for Life…Gone to Soon

Laura E. Neilio Of Pittsgrove Township, suddenly on September 21, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 19. A tough, young lady with a free spirit and passion for life, Laura lived every day to the fullest. Her eclectic taste in many music genres, fueled her talent for playing the guitar and singing. Laura's talents didn't stop with music; drawing and expressing herself writing poetry were things she also enjoyed. Laura was a good and hard worker; she was employed as a waitress with the Centerton Country Club. Currently enrolled at Cumberland Community College, Laura was working toward her degree in Business. She is the beloved daughter of Charles L. Neilio and Laurie L. Barr; loving sister of Danielle, Morgan and Ellen Neilio; devoted granddaughter of Maryellen (nee Hurff) and Charles Neilio; special aunt of Jameson; dear niece of Susan Hoffman (Jeff), Michelle Vayo (Walter), Edward Neilio... Read more →

COLLEGE SPORTS: News for Saturday

TCNJ EDGED BY LATE GOAL 1-0 Ewing, NJ... The College of New Jersey men’s soccer team pushed unbeaten #17 Montclair State to their limit, but the Red Hawks (8-0-1) knocked in a loose ball off of a corner kick with 4:16 remaining to edge the Lions 1-0. TCNJ (3-3-3) played a balanced match and were in position to hand Montclair State its first loss of the season. After a scoreless first half, TCNJ had the better part of play for the majority of the second period. Sophomore Ray Nelan (Haddon Heights, NJ/Haddon Heights) and classmate Michael Recchia (Wayside, NJ/Ocean Township) spearheaded several offensive attacks, but the Lions had difficulty penetrating a strong Montclair defense led by sophomore Kevin Brown (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley). With senior Matt Erny (Delran, NJ/Delran) injured and Adam Dorflinger (Seargentsville, NJ/Hunterdon Central) unavailable to play, the Lions had their hands full defensively with Montclair State leading scorer... Read more →

American Legion opposes ACLU campaign to release detainee photos

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 10:21am. Thursday, September 24, 2009 National Commander Clarence Hill American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill says the ACLU is “unconscionable” in continuing its campaign to force release of photographs allegedly showing abuse to suspected terrorists. At the National Press Club in Washington this week, ACLU Legal Director Steven R. Shapiro said his organization “shares deep concern” for troop safety in Afghanistan and Iraq but, nevertheless, will continue to fight for the release of the detainee photos – a legal course that could endanger troops. “Military leaders and President Obama himself have conceded that the release of the controversial detainee photographs could be used as propaganda and recruitment tools for terrorists, and result in severe retaliation against our troops. So it’s hard not to doubt the ACLU’s alleged concern for our warriors,” Hill said. The ACLU says the public has a “right to know”... Read more →

New CNB Column "Pet Tips by Dawn Watson"

BY DAWN WATSON I’d like to introduce myself to the community—MY community—Gloucester City, NJ! I recently had the privilege of moving to this fair town and am working hard to establish my dog training school, here. In the meantime I’ve met so many wonderful folks in the immediate area and in Bellmawr and Mt Ephraim that I walk about with a silly grin on my face and stop to talk to everyone I meet. Bill Cleary was kind enough to allow me to write a line or two about dog training (& cat & ferret, too!) so I guess I’ll get to know lots more folks pretty soon. I have been training dogs for 35 years. PHOTO: Dawn Watson with Tasha I was asked to mentor for the students at the Animal Behavior College and my internship program has become fairly popular. I also have an apprenticeship program and offer... Read more →

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Should Resign After Making Mockery of MLB Anti-Doping By Brian Ross Opinion: Commissioner Allan Huber (Bud) Selig should resign. This isn't the first time anyone has said that, but, in the wake of a drug-suspension-shaving scandal that we uncovered at MLN Sports over the last 2-1/2 months, I am hoping that it will be the last. As we reported in our investigative feature story "At What Cost Peace," appearing in the current edition of SZ (, there are no rules covering drug use in baseball. None. Zero. So how, you might ask, does a Manny Ramirez or a J.C. Romero receive an announced 50-game suspension from the Commissioner's Office for testing positive for the use of Performance Enhancing Substances? You can be suspended for all kinds of high crimes in MLB or MiLB baseball. You can gamble, as Pete Rose did. You can throw a game, as the 1919 Chicago Black Sox did. Not drugs though. Nothing... Read more →

Fall Bow Season Begins Statewide October 3

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that New Jersey's regular Fall Bow deer hunting season opens October 3 (some zones opened September 12). This year there are some very important changes for Garden State bow hunters. Major changes include the use of crossbows for all archery seasons, and bow and arrow deer hunting is legal on Sundays on Wildlife Management Areas and private properties. The early season continues until October 2 and during this time the first deer taken MUST be antlerless. The regular Fall Bow season begins statewide on October 3 and runs through October 30. The statewide permit bow season begins on October 31. Crossbows can be used in any hunting season and for all species where the use of a compound, recurve or longbow is allowed. No special permits are required. Crossbows must however, have minimum draw weights of 75 pounds. Sunday bow... Read more →

Letters: Setting the Record Straight on Education I've been a teacher and loyal NJEA member for 13 years. But I can't sit idly by when the ugliness of political campaigns interferes with the important work teachers perform all over the state. It's hard to ignore the campaign for governor that's already well underway. And while I've always supported the efforts of the NJEA to educate its members about political campaigns, I've never been as disappointed as I am now with the NJEA's blatant attempts to smear Chris Christie's positions on education. The NJEA has actually sent teachers across the state a document lying about Chris' positions on issues important to teachers. The NJEA is saying that Chris wants to eliminate teachers' pensions, cut teachers' health benefits, end collective bargaining and cut school spending. All of these statements are untrue and a complete distortion of Chris' actual positions. The facts are the facts. Chris will not eliminate... Read more →

Friday College Sports: Results for Rowan, TCNJ, Rider, Rutgers

ROWAN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL GOES 0-2 ON FIRST DAY OF SPARTAN INVITATIONALYORK, PA – The Rowan University women’s volleyball team lost two matches on the first day of the Spartan Invitational hosted by York College (PA). In the first match, Rowan was defeated, 3-0 by Lebanon Valley College. The Profs lost the nightcap, 3-0 to York. Rowan has a 5-6 record. The two day competition continues on Saturday, September 26. Rowan plays McDaniel College at noon and Messiah College at 4 p.m. Lebanon Valley (12-1) won with set scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-22. For Rowan, outside hitter Katie Havlicek (fr. Midland Park, NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) recorded 14 kills, 10 digs and two service aces. Libero Casey Roselle (jr. Sparta, NJ/Sparta) added 19 digs and one ace. Setter Chrissy McKay (sr. Paramus, NJ/Paramus) registered 24 assists and six digs. Defensive specialist Sarah Betancourt (so. Harrington Park, NJ/Northern Valley Old Tappan) chipped... Read more →

Bernard Roberson, 75, of Galloway, formerly of Woodbine

On September 21, 2009. Age 75. Of Galloway. Formerly of Woodbine. In the loving care of CARING Inc., Nina and Beth. Cherished and beloved friend of D. Blackwell, O.Cox, T. Klemensky and J. Holloman. Bernard loved shoes, singing and music. He enjoyed seeing and spending time with his friends and always had a smile on his face. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside service and burial on Monday, 11 am at Seaside Cemetery, Palermo (Upper Township): 559 Route 9 South. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to under online obituaries of Bernard Roberson. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more → Breaking News E-Alert

Friday, September 25, 2009 Alabama Deputy Run Over, Killed at Traffic Stop BY ALAN RIQUELMY Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. OPELIKA, Ala. -- Lee County Sheriff's Deputy James Anderson died Thursday while in the line of duty. Anderson, 39, was struck by a vehicle just before 1 p.m. CDT as he approached a car during a traffic stop at Lee Road 240 and Lee Road 234 in Smiths Station, said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. The suspect driving the car, Gregory Lance Henderson, 31, of Columbus faces a charge of capital murder, the sheriff said. Anderson, a three-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was the passenger in the patrol vehicle when the traffic stop happened, Jones said. The suspect's vehicle pulled into a driveway, and the sheriff's car pulled in behind it. Read More... Read more →

SHOP LOCAL: Support Gloucester City Commerce

Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone Encourages You to SHOP LOCAL! Visit the Businesses in Gloucester City to take part in their various products and services! GLOUCESTER CITY IS YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS The GCUEZ offers many benefits to all local types of commerce. To find out more about the GCUEZ contact Howard Clark at (856) 456-6075 Or stop by the Municipal Building 512 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Advertisements were funded by the Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone Related articles by Zemanta Shop Local: GLOUCESTER TRANSMISSION SERVICE ( Shop Local: Bath Designs etc/Gloucester Plumbing Shop Local: Carrs Hardware Read more →

Construction on New TD Bank Continues

photo by Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Construction continues at the site of the newest TD Bank, located at Broadway and Cumberland Streets. It is scheduled to open later this year with a free, public celebration. According to their website the new TD Bank store will provide commercial and retail customers with an inviting environment, friendly employees and an unparalleled level of service and convenience. Customers will have access to a full range of products and services, seven days a week with extended hours. TD Bank focuses on delivering legendary customer service by providing seven-day branch banking with extended hours, free Penny Arcade coin-counting machines, hassle-free products, free online banking and bill pay online. The new bank will be open M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On November 1, 2008, Commerce Bank and TD Banknorth stores throughout the... Read more →

Division to Stock Dog Training Areas

Image by NDomer73 via Flickr The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that eleven (11) Dog Training Areas will be stocked with quail prior to the November 7 opening of the small game season. The quail are stocked for dog training purposes only. The dog training areas are located within the following WMAs (listed north to south) and will be stocked the afternoons of October 2, 9, 16 and 23: Whittingham, Pequest, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe. All dogs must be properly licensed. Hunters should note that they may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from September 1 to April 30, however, the exercising or training of dogs is prohibited on any WMA on November 6, 2009. For more information on division dog training areas, including regulations, visit on the division's website. Read more →

Letters: Car Accidents the #1 Killer of Teens

Hi Bill, Each year, 5,000 teens are killed in car accidents and more than 300,000 are injured. To the surprise of many, it isn’t drugs, alcohol, or suicide that take the most lives of American teenagers. It’s car accidents. And, the primary cause of these fatal collisions is driver error. To help teens become smarter drivers, Allstate New Jersey recently held three distracted driving challenges for teens – including one in Philadelphia and one in Skillman, NJ. The link below contains some startling statistics on teen drivers that I am certain would be of great interest to your readers. The loss of young lives on our roadways is a public health epidemic that deserves greater attention than it is receiving. We have heard much about the dangers of texting and driving recently, but other distractions are often left out of the discussion, such as loud music, rowdy passengers, and eating/drinking... Read more →

Thursday: College Sports Results

ROWAN MEN’S SOCCER TIES THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, 1-1 GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University men’s soccer team tied The College of New Jersey, 1-1 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Wednesday night. Rowan is 4-2-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the conference. TCNJ has a 3-2-3 record with a 1-0-1 NJAC mark. After a scoreless first half, the Lions got on the scoreboard first at 64:08. Midfielder Brian Galicia (sr. Brick, NJ/Ocean Twp.) kicked the ball out of a crowd in front, barely crossing the goal line. Four minutes and 38 seconds later, Profs’ forward Julian Berrios (fr. Lakewood, NJ/Calvary Academy) tied the game. Berrios sent the ball into the upper left corner of the goal after it was deflected off a defender. Rowan out shot TCNJ, 25-17. Goalkeeper Charlie Cunliffe (jr. Lakewood, NJ/Lakewood) made eight saves for the Profs. In the Lions’ net, goalkeeper Adam... Read more →


We would like to thank John Denning, the C.O. from Dollar Tree, for the wonderful idea of Operation Homefront. Dollar Tree and VFW Post 3620 has given thousands of dollars in donations at Christmas for our hometown Gloucester City, including Toys for Tots in memory of Robert Dornbach. Everything collected was given to Mrs. Cleary to provide Christmas for needy children. The program provided pens, pencils, crayons, markers, calculators, folders, notepads, book covers and more. Thanks to the Dollar Tree cashiers, who persisted in asking for a dollar donation; the warm hearted customers who gave donations, and the managers and staff who boxed everything up for us to pick up. Our crew was very small, but busy. Thanks Tom Farrell from the Delran VFW, special thanks to Ed Knicely, VFW Post 3620, who is our main man, along with all branches of Dollar Tree. Pick-up and deliveries were made by... Read more →

Philadelphia port adds direct cargo shipments from Europe

By Bob Luder The Port of Philadelphia is adding direct container service from Europe in hopes of cushioning the financial blow felt from the global recession. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and Holt Logistics Corp., Gloucester City, N.J., announced recently it has collaborated with Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA, Geneva, to provide weekly direct container service to the port beginning in October, according to a release from the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. Mediterranean Shipping committed to bringing in new cargo from Europe in addition to shipments it already makes to Philadelphia from the western coast of South America. “This new service is great news for our port and the entire region,” Thomas Holt Jr., president of the leasehold company that leases the port’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal from the port authority, said in the release. “Shippers have expressed a lot of interest in having direct European service with the Port of... Read more →

Shop Local: Bath Designs,etc/Gloucester Plumbing Supply

Gloucester Plumbing Supply 520 S. Broadway Gloucester City NJ 08030 (856) 456-1700 3.5% Sales Tax given on all purchases Family owned & Operated for Over 40 Years “Green” bath designs products for environmental responsibility COME VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM Related: GLOUCESTER PLUMBING SUPPLY Advertisement funded by the Gloucester City Enterprise Zone Related articles by Zemanta Uez Spotlight on Carr's Hardware ( Uez Spotlight on Gloucester Transmissions ( Shop Local: GLOUCESTER TRANSMISSION SERVICE ( Read more →

RIAA Asks Schoolkids To Assist With Propaganda

Image via Wikipedia September 17th, 2009 Deeplink by Tim Jones Last week, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced an update to Music-Rules!, its flagship "curriculum" for teaching copyright law to schoolkids. We wrote about Music-Rules! and similar industry propaganda efforts in May, outlining some of their falsehoods and biases. For instance, the RIAA tells kids, "Never copy someone else's creative work without permission from the copyright holder" — omitting the important right to make creative fair use of existing content. It also coins a misleading term, "songlifting," (which the curriculum says is "just as bad as shoplifting"). Perhaps most disturbing of all given that the curriculum is supposed to be adopted by schools, it teaches kids bad math as part of its lessons on peer to peer file-sharing. The updated curriculum goes a step further and asks kids to contact their local media and act as the RIAA's... Read more →

Gloucester Mustangs Have Successful Golf Outing

The Gloucester Mustangs Youth Football Organizations 1st Golf Outing was a huge success. We would like to thank the following people and Business’s for helping make it such a great day. This fundraiser helps us keep our registration costs for the young players lower than everyone else in our league. First off, special thanks to the Sportsman AC for use of their hall and to Rich from Dolson Family Catering for the great food for the Golfers afterwards. The Food & Beverage were sponsored by Joe Dunn of Get R Dunn LLC, Dennis Barth of Sportz Central & Dave Beach of REMAX ALL PROS. Thanks to Frank Coyle (Highland Tavern) and Ken Rice (O’Hara’s) for their continued support as well. The following people about to be mentioned seem to be there for us whenever called upon: Ed Saunders, Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City Teacher Assoc, the Gloucester City News, Joe... Read more →

Desma “Mickey” Kuda, age 91, of Gloucester City; Services Friday, Sept. 25

Desma “Mickey” Kuda (nee Walters), age 91 of Gloucester City, passed away peacefully, with her daughter and grandson Gus beside her on Tuesday September 22, 2009. Mrs. Kuda was born in and had been a lifetime resident of Gloucester City. She had been a longtime congregant of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Gloucester City and worked as the Head Book Keeper at J.B. Vanscivers in Camden for 25 years. Mickey was an avid bowler and loved to spend her time knitting and crocheting along with gardening and her dog Misty. Desma is the wife of the late Frank Kuda and is survived by her daughter Desma Hodson of the Villas. She is the proud Grandmother of Frank, Colleen, Spencer, Jr., Desma, Clifford, Joseph and Gus Hodson, Great Grandmother of 12 and Great, Great Grandmother of 3. Relatives and friends are invited to join the Kuda family to remember and... Read more →


733 MARKET STREET GLOUCESTER CITY (856)456-3015 or (856)456-4002 24/7 TOWING (856)261-9119 We are Automatic Transmission Specialist! General Repairs and 24-7 Towing Fully Insured and over 30 Years of Service to the Community Joseph Carlino Sr., Vice-President & Head Technician “We help provide safe vehicles for your family” Gloucester Transmission Service And General Repairs Advertisement funded by the Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone Related articles by Zemanta Uez Spotlight on Carr's Hardware ( UEZ SPOTLIGHT ON BATH DESIGNS, etc ( Uez Spotlight on Gloucester Transmissions ( Read more →

Letters: Resident is Upset with U.S. Post Office

It’s a shame and a disgrace the Post Office took eight mailboxes out of Gloucester City to save money. Why should the public have to be short serviced? Why are you making seniors go to the main post office to mail letters? The post office should put them back. The mail boxes have been there all these years. Stephen Tremback, Gloucester City Related articles by Zemanta Council Candidate Wil Levins..."Where are the good faith negotiations?" ( Dead whale washes up at Coast Guard Base..The year ? ( LETTERS: Free Grand Piano ( Read more →

New Jersey’s Firearms Advisory Task Force to Issue Report on Newly Enacted “One-Gun-A-Month” Law Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard! On Thursday, September 24 the Firearms Advisory Task Force will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. in Committee Room 4 in the State House Annex, adjacent to the State House. The Task Force was created by Governor Jon Corzine’s (D) Executive Order 145 which directs the Task Force to consider New Jersey’s firearms laws, in particular the recently signed “one gun a month” bill. The hearing will focus on the new law, its exceptions for collectors of handgun and retailers, consideration of other exceptions and provide possible recommendations for any legislative changes to ensure that collectors and sportsmen are not adversely impacted by the new law. The NRA encourages all Second Amendment advocates to attend the public hearing and make your voices heard. Related articles by Zemanta Bill to limit N.J. gun purchases gets legislative approval ( Sportsmen's Association for Firearms... Read more →


Hardware & Home Center 22 North Broadway, Gloucester City NJ 08030 856-456-8442 Reduced Sales Tax of 3.5 Percent We are here to HELP YOU! Established 1966, located on Broadway since 1974 CARR'S HARDWARE Advertisement funded by Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone Related articles by Zemanta Uez Spotlight on Carr's Hardware ( UEZ SPOTLIGHT ON BATH DESIGNS, etc ( Uez Spotlight on Gloucester Transmissions ( Read more →

City Police Dept. Helps Promote "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day"

Gloucester City -- Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2009, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State's roadways fatality free for one-day. Known as Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. To support this effort, the Gloucester City Police Department will be on the lookout for those individuals who are driving aggressively and who are also violating the motor vehicle laws. Last year in New Jersey, 591 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes. This number represents a 19 percent decline from the previous... Read more →

Mob scene

by Jess Fuerst After spending a half-century growing her family, a Packer Park resident turned her hobby into a novel that has big screen potential. If people only have one life to live, Gibby Palmaccio is making the most of it. The homemaker from Seventh and Federal streets started a second act in her life story more than a half-century in and she now can add author to her resumé. “I never dreamed it would be a book,” the 78-year-old said of her debut “La Casa Nostra.” “I just enjoyed it. I had the time now. When I was home, I was with my daughter almost every day. I just had time.” via Read more →

AIDS Walk Philly Registration Now Open

Remember Why We Walk and Run Over 30,000 people in the Delaware Valley are living with HIV/AIDS. Many of our friends, family and neighbors are in desperate need of health care services and other life-saving programs, but with cutbacks in government dol lar s , these programs are of ten under-funded. Now, more than ever, your donations are needed to support organizations providing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention education, counseling and testing and care services for people living with HIV/AIDS. • Since 1981, over 600,000 Americans have died of AIDS. • Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S becomes infected with HIV. • Approximately 20% of people infected with HIV do not know it. • According to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphians are being infected with HIV at a rate MORE THAN 50% higher than residents of New York City. • The rate of infection in Philadelphia is FIVE... Read more →

Let's Dance Studio Groundbreaking Thursday, Sept. 24

Performing Arts Studio Leads Development of Arts & Entertainment District As Part of Glassboro’s Downtown Revitalization Glassboro, NJ, September 16, 2009 – Glassboro’s repertoire of performing arts offerings will begin a new era as the Let’s Dance Studio breaks ground for a new performing arts studio, Thursday, September 24, becoming the first new business in the borough’s Arts & Entertainment District and continuing its multi-million dollar downtown revitalization. Ceremonies launching Let’s Dance Studio’s new home will be on site at 111 E. High Street, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The new performing arts studio will more than double the size of Let’s Dance’s former building, which was demolished to make way for Glassboro’s $300 million Rowan Boulevard, a new 26-acre, 100-foot wide corridor stretching a third of a mile from the foot of the Rowan University campus to the center of downtown. While awaiting its new home, Let’s Dance Studio is... Read more →

Tuesday: College Sports

FORMER ATHLETES SELECTED FOR SPORTS HALL OF FAME GLASSBORO, NJ – Six former athletes have been selected for the 2009 Rowan University-Glassboro State Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s induction will be held on Sunday, October 25 during the school’s Homecoming weekend. The 2009 inductees are: Stephanie Allocco (soccer, softball, basketball and lacrosse), 2001; Michelle Andre (field hockey, softball, lacrosse), 1999; Ed Colleton (track and field), 2000; Rich Dixon (soccer and track), 2001; Greg Lister (football), 1999; and Michael Oehlmann (soccer), 1997. The honorees were chosen from more than 100 nominations of outstanding athletes and coaches. The University’s Sports Hall of Fame has a total of 133 members. The ceremony and brunch reception will be held at 1 p.m. in the University’s Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center. The cost is $30 per person and reservations can be made by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at 856-256-5400. URSINUS DEALS... Read more →

Pennsylvania Guard Called Up for G-20 Summit

Image via Wikipedia By Air Force Capt. Jay Ostrich Special to American Forces Press Service PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22, 2009 - More than 2,500 Pennsylvania National Guardsmen have been called up to support the international G-20 Summit, a global economic summit, being held here Sept. 24 and 25. Operation Steel Kickoff started Sept. 20 with a joint reception, staging, onward movement and integration point process led by the Guard's 213th Area Support Group, which is working out of a hangar at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pa. In short, the four-point process acts as the gateway for the soldiers and airmen assigned to the mission. "We're the support role, helping the soldiers and airmen get out and do the things they need to do," said Army 1st Lt. Matthew Springer, the team leader for Operation Steel Kickoff's JRSOI process. "Our focus is on ensuring the war fighter is getting... Read more →

17 POINT NEW JERSEY SUPER BUCK!!! SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 -- Pat Jensen 0f Victory Archer Club took this awesome 17 point buck in New Jersey. Pat shot this 6 year old buck at 42 yards with his bow. Just where in New Jersey - well, that's a secret. We congratulate Pat on this magnificent buck. Looks like Texas is not the only place where you can score a real big one!! Related category Hunting and Fishing Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: S.C. Trooper Killed During LODD Memorial Ride News South Carolina state trooper Jonathan Nash, 41, was killed in a traffic accident Saturday morning during a memorial ride for another fallen trooper, WIS-TV reports. Nash was driving the lead motorcycle during a memorial ride for Trooper H. Merl Godbold, who was killed in the line of duty in 1992, and whose family has organized the ride in his honor since 2006. Read More... Full Story Updates: More Officer Down News: South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Jonathan Nash Read more →

LETTERS: Free Grand Piano

Dear Mr. Cleary and town of Gloucester City: Several weeks ago my husband and I offered the town of Gloucester City our Wurlitzer upright grand piano to a school or organization that would put it to good use. While we did get one response that individual did not answer our emails and so we feel we must move on. If there is a school or organization in the city that could use a piano and matching bench please drop us a line at 700 Market Street or email us at or We will keep the community posted! Many thanks, Dawn and Dan Watson Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City Democrat Club Beef-n-Beer ( Letters: Happy and Appreciated ( Uez Spotlight on Carr's Hardware ( UEZ SPOTLIGHT ON BATH DESIGNS, etc ( Read more →