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September 2009

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... 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... Read more →


Westville Council Honors Resident Jack Shiverdaker,VFW State Commander Post

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent A Westville resident has been chosen to serve as the State Commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization. Mr. Jackie Shiverdaker was honored with a proclamation by Mayor Russell Welsh during the recent Westville Borough Council meeting. Shiverdaker was elected to this prestigious post by his fellow veterans during a VFW meeting this past June. He, himself, is a Vietnam War veteran. “The VFW is the largest combat organization in the United States, and maybe in the world,” Shiverdaker said. “Part of our responsibilities is to ensure veterans will receive certain entitlements, such... 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... 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... Read more →


17 POINT NEW JERSEY SUPER BUCK!!!

http://www.victoryarcheryclub.net 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

Officer.com 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: www.officer.com More Officer Down News: www.officer.com/article/index.jsp?siteSection=2 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 Brotherofthewolf@live.com or Brotherofthewolf@comcast.net. We will keep the community posted! Many... 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. Barrett Brooks, a former Philadelphia Eagle, visited Friday afternoon with 50 bags packed with school supplies he doled out to the top students of each... 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 12 New Jersey. In June, the winners, their families, coaches, and teachers will be honored at a luncheon. One student will be selected as 2009-10... Read more →


March Madness returning to Philadelphia in 2013

Image via Wikipedia The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee said Monday that first and second round games of the 2013 Final Four tournament will be held at the Wachovia Center. Temple University will serve as host for the games, which will be played on March 22 and 24, 2013. Larry Needle, executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, estimated the event will generate nearly 5,000 hotel room nights and an economic impact of almost $10 million for the region. via philadelphia.bizjournals.com Read more →


Margaret Cannon, age 87, Long Time Fairview Resident

On September 20, 2009, (nee Hoffman) Age 87. Of the Fairview Section of Camden. Loving wife of the late Walter T. Cannon, Jr. Devoted and cherished mother of Denise Vitkow and her husband Frank of Runnemede, late Walter T. Cannon, III and the late June Ann Mutchler. Beloved grandmother of Nicole Hayes (Mark), Nichelle Porto(Marc) and Nicholas Cannon. Loving Great-grandmother of Brett Hayes. Margaret was a 57 year resident of the Fairview Section of Camden. She was truly devoted to her family. Margaret was a member of the Shepherds of Bethlehem. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her... Read more →


Steven Pearson, age 47, of Gloucester City... Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Driver

Steven PEARSON, of Gloucester City died suddenly in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, September 17, 2009. He was 47. He was a graduate of Rancocas Valley High School in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He was a Life Member of the Lumberton Fire Company #1 and member of the Local 628. Steven was a driver for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Steven was a huge fan of NASCAR. He loved to take William, Ian and Mary Catherine fishing. Steven never missed a chance to spend time with his children. Steven leaves behind many family and friends to honor his... Read more →


Gloucester City Headlines for September 24 are:

Former Gloucester City Police Chiefs Receive $100,000 Each Gloucester Saturday Arts Festival Saturday At Proprietor’s Park Mount Ephraim School District Will Public Forum On Cutting Costs Gloucester City Planning Board Disallows Dog Obedience School In Residential Area Ted Howarth Attends American Legion Convention In Kentucky Related articles by Zemanta The annual Bevan Family Crabfest (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester City Democrat Club Beef-n-Beer (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester City Master Plan Approved; Calls for Riverfront Redevelopment (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


American Hero: Airman Matthew R. Courtois, 22, of Lucas, Texas

Image via Wikipedia DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Senior Airman Matthew R. Courtois, 22, of Lucas, Texas, died Sep 20 as a result of a non-hostile incident on Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait. He was assigned to the 366th Security Forces Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta Mountain Home jet forced to land in Yakima (seattletimes.nwsource.com) American Heroes: Staff Sgt. Shannon M. Smith, 31, of Marion, Ohio; Pfc. Thomas F.... Read more →


Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid on Yesterday's Game/CNB Poll Results

CNB POLL RESULTS: Over the past week 163 people voted on the question, HOW MANY GAMES WILL THE EAGLES WIN THIS YEAR? 16 percent cast their vote for 11 or more, 12.3 percent FOR 10 GAMES 44.2 percent FOR 9 GAMES 3.7 percent FOR 8 GAMES 23.9 percent FOR 7 or less Below is a Snippet of Andy Reid’s noon time press conference held today. Click the link under the last paragraph to continue reading. Head Coach Andy Reid Injury Report: "(WR) DeSean Jackson has a groin strain. We'll just see how he does; it's going to be a day... Read more →


Gloucester City Taxpayers Give Police Chiefs a "Nice Farewell"...$100,000 Each!

By Bill Cleary Former Gloucester City Police Chief William Crothers and Deputy Police Chief Michael Kaye walked out of the Police Department with a “suitcase” of money according to a settlement agreement that recently came into my possession. Crothers, with 28 years of service and Kaye with 27 years retired on August 31. The “suitcase of money”, $100,000 for each, came about as a result of a lawsuit being settled. When Mayor Bill James was asked about the settlement he said there was a lot of turmoil in the department and it had to be done. “During my many years... Read more →


GCHS Hosts Jesuit College Fair

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Gloucester Catholic hosted the national "Jesuit Excellence Tour" on Wednesday, September 16. The college fair provided juniors and seniors the opportunity to discuss their college plans with representatives from Jesuit colleges and universities from throughout the nation. Click Here to view more photos from the event. Read more →


Measure hopes to include Guardsmen who were left out of new GI Bill

Image via Wikipedia The landmark Post 9/11 GI Bill sent an unprecedented number of veterans to college this fall. But a large chunk of personnel from one service branch missed out. National Guard members activated only under Title 32 status were not included in the new GI Bill. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) hopes to change that with the passage of the National Guard Education Equality Act, a measure that will include Title 32 service in the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The bill will grant full benefits to an estimated 30,000 Guardsmen who served entirely or in part on our country’s... Read more →


Louis W. Stief, age 96, of Gloucester City

On September 18, 2009. Age 96. Of Gloucester City. In the loving care of his cherished wife of 77 years, Mary E. (nee Maul). Beloved father of Mary Lou Stone (William) of Gloucester City, Louis Stief (Fran) of Gloucester City, Susan Collison (Hank) of Warminster, PA and the late Jack L. Stief and his late wife Dolly. Devoted grandfather of 8, great-grandfather of 13, and 2 great-grandchildren on the way and the late Louis D. Stief. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Louis was born in Philadelphia, PA and was a resident of Gloucester City since 1964. He was a... Read more →


Elauwit Named Fastest-Growing Newspaper in Nation by Inc. Magazine

Weekly community newspapers founded in 2004 and printed at Evergreen since 2006. -- Graphic Arts Online, 9/17/2009 4:02:00 PM Chairman and CEO of Elauwit, Dan McDonough, has conveyed that Elauwit's media division, publisher of The Sun and Telegram newspapers and Business Trends on the East Coast, was named the fastest-growing newspaper publisher in the nation, as Inc. Magazine released its list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America. Elauwit Media was ranked 1,577 on the list of 5,000. It was rated 48th in the Philadelphia region, and 20th on the list of all disciplines of media companies. Elauwit was the... Read more →


The annual Bevan Family Crabfest

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ The crabfest was started in 1999 in honor of Horace Bevan, patriarch of the family. The money raised was used for the Horace Bevan Scholarship Fund presented each year to a graduating high school student from Gloucester City High School. This video is just a small sampling of what was a fun day for all. Two bands, good friends, tasty crabs, scrumptious food and cold beer who could ask for anything more. If you look real close you could almost imagine “Bev” sitting at one of the tables with a smile on his face. Read more →


PA GAME COMMISSION OFFERS ONLINE TREESTAND SAFETY COURSE

Image via Wikipedia As tree stand use is a popular part of archery deer seasons, as well as other deer seasons, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is offering hunters the opportunity to take a free, voluntary online tree stand safety course. To take the course, go to the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on “Education” in the left-hand column of the homepage, then click on “Tree stand Safety Course” in the “Education” box in the upper right-hand corner of the page. “Tree stand safety has evolved over the years as new research and statistics become available,” said Keith Snyder, Game Commission Hunter-Trapper... Read more →


Deptford backs Bellmawr landfill cap

Deptford Township's council approved two resolutions Monday to allow a Bellmawr company to cap a landfill that is considered to fall partially in Deptford for a large-scale redevelopment project. The property is owned by Bellmawr Waterfront Development LLC Ð a partnership between Bellmawr-based developer Develcom and the borough of Bellmawr Ð who are looking to begin site remediations for the construction of retail, entertainment, restaurants and hotels. via www.nj.com Read more →


American Hero: Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe, 31, of Niskayuna, N.Y

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe, 31, of Niskayuna, N.Y., died Sept. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.Related articles by Zemanta American Heroes: Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr., Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, Spc. Andrew J. Roughton, 21, Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt, Spc. Raymundo P. Morales (gloucestercitynews.net) American Hero: Pfc. Peter K.... Read more →


Grace B. Phelps-Migliore, of Pennsauken, formerly of Florida

On Thursday, September 17, 2009, (Nee Meade) Of Pennsauken. Formerly of Florida. Grace peacefully passed away with her family at her bedside. Preceded in death were her beautiful daughter Donnarose Migliore, adoring parents, Wilbur Meade and Charlotte and Russell Mochernuk. Beloved sisters and brother: Ella Scalise, Josephine Calabrese and Robert Mochernuk. Survived by her loving sisters and brother: Dorothy Goshey, Rosemary Lynde, Florence Buyers, Theresa Silver, Joy Makaryk and Russell Mochernuk, Jr. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great nephews. Gracie touched many people with her outgoing personality and will be sadly missed by many extended family and... Read more →


CORTLAND FOOTBALL DEFEATS ROWAN, 24-14

CORTLAND, NY – Quarterback Dan Pitcher threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns to lead SUNY Cortland to a 24-14 victory over Rowan University in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Saturday. Cortland improves to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Pitcher (jr. Cortland, NY/Cortland) completed 14 of 27 pass attempts, before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an injury. Wide receiver Eric Hajnos (sr. Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) made five receptions for 54 yards and one touchdown. Wideout Wayne Wheeler (sr. Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) added four grabs for 40 yards and one TD. Wide receiver... Read more →


Three MAAC Teams to Participate in 24 Consecutive Hours of Live College Basketball Games

Courtesy: MAAC Sports Courtesy: MAAC Sports Niagara University, Saint Peter's College and Siena College will represent the MAAC in ESPN's second annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon - consecutive live college basketball games to celebrate the start of the season -- will be highlighted by 12 live games in 24 consecutive hours on ESPN on Tuesday, Nov. 17. ESPN games are scheduled to tip off every two hours beginning at 12 a.m. ET with Cal State Fullerton at UCLA. The 6 and 8 a.m. telecasts mark the first time ESPN has televised live college basketball games in those time slots --... Read more →


A New Look and A New Name for Ponzio's Diner

photo and caption by Bill Cleary BROOKLAWN-After 60 years Ponzio’ Diner in Brooklawn (Rt. 130 and Browning Road) has changed its name to the Metro Diner. The Ponzio family opened the diner in 1949. That building was located in the same area but more in the middle of the block. It looked like other diners you see in the area, silver in color and one story high. Inside there was a long counter with stools to service customers and a number of booths. I am guessing but I believe in the 1970 or there about the present building seen in... Read more →


Memorial Calls for Photos of Vietnam Vets

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2009 – The National Call for Photos, a campaign to gather images of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be launched Sept. 17 at a Newseum event here hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and FedEx Office. FedEx Office will use its locations across the country to help in gathering photos. To learn how people can submit photos of loved ones, go to the buildthecenter.org website. Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the... Read more →


OPEN HOUSES ON PHILADELPHIA WATERFRONT TRANSIT EXPANSION ALTERNATIVES

Image via Wikipedia DRPA ANNOUNCES DRPA CEO and PATCO President, John J. Matheussen, has announced two open houses in Philadelphia on an Alternatives Analysis for expanding transit to Philadelphia’s Waterfront. Both open houses will take place between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. The first open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, at the Friends Meeting House at 4th and Arch Streets. The second will be held on Wednesday, September 30, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust Street. Identical information will be posted at both open houses. Further information can be found at www.patcopaexpansion.com/staging/. According to Matheussen, “It is... Read more →


Youth Hunting Opportunities Scheduled

Image by cliff1066 via Flickr The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's popular Take a Kid Hunting Program has several exciting youth hunting opportunities scheduled for this fall. Special Youth Hunts for deer, pheasant, upland birds and waterfowl are held prior to the usual statewide opening days of those seasons. The days afford young hunters the opportunity for a quality hunting experience in a setting that encourages responsible, ethical and safe hunting practices. All hunts require that the hunter possess a valid youth license, and be under the direct supervision of a properly licensed, non-hunting adult 21 years of age... Read more →


ASSEMBLYMAN CONNERS HONORS POWs & MIAs

Image via Wikipedia (CINNAMINSON) – Assemblyman Jack Conners was joined Friday by about 600 veterans, invited guests and local officials as he hosted his 8th annual POW/MIA Recognition Event to honor those held prisoner in and those still missing from America’s military conflicts. “American Prisoners-of-War and Missing-in-Action are forced to endure conditions most of us would prefer not to even think about, and the grief their loved ones have faced is immeasurable,” Conners said. “The courage of both must never be forgotten, and I am proud to hold this event each year to bring awareness to those sacrifices made for... Read more →


Rams Alumni Patrick Enright Fighting for AFL Cruiserweight Title at Trump Marina

ATLANTIC CITY-The Asylum Fight League , New Jersey's premier amateur fight league will be holding an event at the world famous Trump Marina tonight, September 18 at Trump Marina. Asylum promoter Carl Mascarenhas is excited about the venue. "Partnering with the Trump Marina cements the Asylum Fight League's reputation as the number one amateur MMA organization on the East Coast." Carl also promises another exciting night of amatuer mixed martial arts. Headlining the card is Julio Arce vs. RJ Starace in a super lightweight AFL title fight. Co-featured is Patrick Enright vs. Anton Berzin for the AFL cruiserweight title. In... Read more →


Council Candidate Wil Levins..."Where are the good faith negotiations?"

Wil Levins Independent Candidate for Gloucester City Council, Second Ward feels the present mayor and council are not dealing fairly with the employees of Gloucester City many of who are working without a union contract. His statement reads as follows, Gloucester City is a skilled labor community. It is blue collar and hard working. It has been a friend to organized labor as so many of our residents are union members themselves, working in the skilled trades. With this in mind, we should never fail to recognize our most visible union members. Our Police, Fire and Public Works Departments workers... Read more →


WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: Photo of Barry Soetoros and Family aka President Barack Obama

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Someone sent me this family photo of President Obama as a youngster along with a photo copy of a Indonesia registration certificate that I like to share with the readers of ClearysNoteBook. I lived and worked in Indonesia for Atlantic Richfield in the 1970's on and off over a 5 year period and read and spoke the language proficiently. Seated to the right side along with his father, mother and little sister is President Barack Obama. The document to the right is a copy of Barack Obama's registration form to accompany the family in... Read more →


Status of Waterfowl Video Available Online

Image via Wikipedia The Flyways.us website, produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in collaboration with flyway and state waterfowl managers, has posted the 2009 Status of Waterfowl Video Report (also available in PDF format). U.S. and Canadian government biologists have conducted waterfowl surveys in North America for more than 50 years, making it the longest-running wildlife survey in the world. The video report describes biologists' findings as they surveyed the waterfowl populations of the northern United States and Canada. To view the video and related waterfowl information visit http://www.flyways.us/status-of-waterfowl/video-report on the Flyways.us website. Read more →


States Schedule Public Hearings on Shad Draft Amendment 3

Washington, DC - Atlantic coast states from Maine through Florida have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Shad and River Herring. The dates, times, and locations of the scheduled meetings follow. Please note that some states will also be conducting hearings on other ASMFC proposed species management actions. Fishermen and other interested groups are encouraged to provide input on Draft Amendment 3, by attending public hearings or providing written comments. Copies of Draft Amendment are available via the Commission's website at www.asmfc.org under Breaking News. Public comment... Read more →


Surf Fishing Clinic

New Jersey Outdoors for Women - Saturday, October 3, 9:00am - 4:00pm Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ Surf Fishing Clinic - (No surf fishing experience needed.) Open to women at least 18 years old. All equipment and bait will be provided. Participants will learn the basics of surf fishing, including information on rods, reels, line, tackle, knots, bait, fish identification, casting, reading the surf, and caring for your catch. The afternoon will be spent on the beach using techniques learned to fish the surf. The workshop will take place rain or shine, warm or cold. Participants should be... Read more →


American Heroes: Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 16 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle Sept. 15 with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle, 29, of Glen Burnie, Md.; Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, 33, of Peachtree City, Ga.; and Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, 24, of El Paso, Texas. Read more →


American Hero: Sgt. Robert D. Gordon II, 22, of River Falls, Ala

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Robert D. Gordon II, 22, of River Falls, Ala., died Sept. 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat related illness, after becoming ill Sept. 11 in southern Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Read more →


College Sports News for Thursday

TCNJ Drops 2-1 OT Heartbreaker to #10 Stevens Tech Ewing, NJ... The College of New Jersey men’s soccer team surrendered a game-tying goal with nine seconds to play in regulation before dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to 10th ranked Stevens Institute of Technology. The Ducks (5-1) were awarded a penalty kick with 8:31 to play in the first overtime period and escaped Lions’ Stadium with their fifth victory of the season. Kevin Luber (Delran, NJ/Delran) gave the Lions a 1-0 lead in the first half when he blasted a shot from 25 yards out at the 8:19 mark. It was... Read more →


Summer Flounder Ineligible at Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced there will be no exemption to allow anglers to take summer flounder (fluke) during the 2009 Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament. An exemption was granted for the 2008 Tournament allowing tournament anglers to keep legal sized fluke on the day of the Tournament, which occurs after the current statewide season closing date. The exemption is not being granted in 2009 because the recreational harvest of summer flounder in New Jersey through the end of June 2009 was 24% higher than during the same time period in 2008. Preliminary projections from the Atlantic... Read more →


Lands Open or Closed to Sunday Bow Hunting

Lands Open or Closed to Sunday Bow Hunting September 9, 2009 The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that on Monday, May 4, 2009, Senate Bill 802 was signed into law. This legislative change amends the law (N.J.S.A. 23:4-24) to legalize deer hunting on Sundays with a bow and arrow on Wildlife Management Areas and on private property only. Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are those public lands defined as being under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. A list of WMAs suitable for deer hunting may be found at www.njfishandwildlife.com/wmas.htm. Legal Sunday... Read more →


Visiting the Coast Won't Cost You at Coast Day in Phila.

End your summer with a splash at Pennsylvania Coast Day, a free celebration on Sunday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn's Landing. This event will feature family-oriented entertainment and hands-on activities offered by many of the region's hardest-working environmental groups. Music, prizes, and Ride the Ducks boat rides will be available free of charge to hundreds of visitors as they explore the sensitive coastline in their own backyard (supplies limited). That's right, Philadelphia has a coast! See for yourself at this festival sponsored by the Pennsylvania DEP's Coastal Resources Management Program, Philadelphia Water Department, and others.... Read more →


American Heroes: 1st Lt. David T. Wright II, 26, of Moore, Okla.; Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell, 24, of Carlisle, Pa.

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Sept. 14 in southern Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were: 1st Lt. David T. Wright II, 26, of Moore, Okla.; and Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell, 24, of Carlisle, Pa. Related articles by Zemanta American Hero: Pfc. Matthew M. Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill. (gloucestercitynews.net) American... Read more →


American Heroes: Staff Sgt. Bryan D. Berky, 25, of Melrose, Fla., Spc. Demetrius L. Void, 20, of Orangeburg, S.C.

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Bryan D. Berky, 25, of Melrose, Fla., died Sept. 12 near Bala Baluk, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from enemy fire while supporting combat operations. He was assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Demetrius L. Void, 20, of Orangeburg, S.C., died Sept. 15 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries... Read more →


Helen Roberta Staudenmayer of Audubon

STAUDENMAYER, Helen Roberta On Sept, 13, 2009, age 77, of Audubon, (formerly of Collingswood), NJ from complications of CBGD. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Staudenmayer. Born Dec. 1, 1931 to Robert Lowry and Helen (Malone) in Philadelphia. Loving mother of Linda, William (Heidi), Robert (Carol), Diane Camburn (Robert), Jayne Shearer (John), and Nancy Garrett (Thomas). Devoted Grams to Jason (Meg) Staudenmayer, Keith Staudenmayer, Eli Clevenger, Dylan Warner, Eric Warner, Russell Garrett and Patricia Garrett, and Ryan Staudenmayer. Great Grams to Alex Staudenmayer. Also survived by her sister Kathi, brothers Tim and Jeff; and her dearest friend Mary Beadling.... Read more →


College Sports for Wednesday

Rowan University Womens Volleyball Game Cancelled GLASSBORO, NJ - The women's volleyball game between Rowan University and Montclair State University has been postponed due to a power outage. A makeup date has not been set. TCNJ HOLDS OFF EASTERN IN SECOND HALF, 2-1 Ewing, NJ... Sophomore goalie Shannon Syciarz (Garwood, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson) made a career-high 13 saves as The College of New Jersey field hockey team held off visiting Eastern University by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday. The fourth-ranked Lions are now 3-0 on the season, while the Eagles are an even 3-3. The Lions jumped out to... Read more →


James Anthony Thornton, Postal Employee, Retired Middleweight Boxer, Services Thursday

James Anthony Thornton (Tony), age 49, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Cooper Hospital. Thornton, a Glassboro native worked for USPS for over 25 years. Also known for a stellar boxing career spanning over 13 years. He leaves behind his daughter Ashley, son Tony Jr., sister Deborah, nephew Mickell, fiancé Kim, cousins Baron and Tracy, ex-wife Carole, and a host of family, friends, and fans. Services will be 11am Thursday at Healing Wings C.O.G.I.C, 520 E. Stanger Ave., Glassboro; viewing 9-11am. Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MAY FUNERAL HOMES, Camden, Pennsauken, Vineland and Willingboro.... Read more →