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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,... 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... 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... 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 [email protected] or [email protected] I will keep... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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,... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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?"... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 →

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... Read more →

Academic rewards

Image via Wikipedia by Amanda Snyder Some youngsters received a special treat from a former NFL player who had an important message for the students of a Grays Ferry school Friday. Noriel Martinez, of 28th and Mifflin streets, did not expect his name to be called. The 12-year-old was one of 50 students from the school at 3200 Dickinson St. to receive a backpack filled with goodies from Tackling Together, a Cherry Hill, N.J.-based nonprofit.... Read more →

Nominate scholar athletes for NJEA/News 12 recognition program

NJEA and News 12 New Jersey are seeking high school students who excel both academically and athletically. The NJEA/News 12 Scholar Athlete Recognition Program honors New Jersey high school seniors who are successful not only in the classroom, but on the court or on the field. Thirty students will be selected based on nominations received from high schools around the state. Each week, the Scholar Athlete will be featured in a news segment on News... Read more →