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September 2009

American Hero: Lance Cpl. Jordan L. Chrobot, 24, of Frederick, Md

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jordan L. Chrobot, 24, of Frederick, Md., died Sept. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.Related articles by Zemanta American Hero: Lance Cpl. Gregory A. Posey, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn. (gloucestercitynews.net) American Heroes: Spc. Justin D. Coleman, 21, of Spring Hill,... Read more →

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... 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... 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,... 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 Brotherofthewolf@comcast.net or Brotherofthewolf@live.com. I will keep you posted on our progress! Dawn and Dan WatsonRelated articles... 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... 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 (gloucestercitynews.net) 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... 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... Read more →

American Hero: Spc. Kevin J. Graham, 27, of Benton, Ky

DoD Identifies Army Casaulty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Kevin J. Graham, 27, of Benton, Ky., died Sept. 26 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. Related articles by Zemanta American Heroes: Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge, 25, of Burnsville, Minn.; and... 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 (gloucestercitynews.net) Brooklawn Police Blotter for June and May (gloucestercitynews.net) "Polanski Tug Of War Begins: France And Poland Want Him Out" and related posts (huffingtonpost.com) "Obama: Copenhagen-bound for IOC" and related posts (swamppolitics.com) "A Nightmare On Elm... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

American Hero: Lance Cpl. John J. Malone, 24, of Yonkers, N.Y

Image via Wikipedia DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. John J. Malone, 24, of Yonkers, N.Y., died Sept. 24 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Fore, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.Related articles by Zemanta American Hero: Capt. Joshua S. Meadows, 30, of Bastrop, Texas (gloucestercitynews.net) American Heroes:... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

American Heroes: Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, Sgt. Edward B. Smith, Spc. Joseph V. White

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 24 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were: Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, 23, of Columbus, Ohio; Sgt. Edward B. Smith, 30, of Homestead, Fla.; and Spc. Joseph... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Should Resign After Making Mockery of MLB Anti-Doping

http://www.mlnsports.com/ 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 (www.mlnsports.com), there are no rules covering drug use in baseball. None. Zero. So how, you might ask,... 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... Read more →

Letters: Setting the Record Straight on Education

www.ChristieForNJ.com 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.... 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... 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... Read more →

Officer.com 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... 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:... 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... 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,... 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... 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... Read more →