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November 2009

Death Notices: Jacob Chew Jr., Thomas Jeffers, James T. Kerrigan, Julia Mezzatesta, Joseph Stepanow

JACOB GEORGE CHEW, JR. A Farewell Service will be held for Jacob George Chew, Jr., 86, of Bellmawr, who died November 13, 2009. A great day for Jake was spent at Gloucester Park meeting friends, old and new. Jake always brought extra chairs for his friends. Lunch would be at Ponzios, followed by a nap. Afternoons would include a visit to the Red Bank Battlefield to meet more friends. A return to Ponzios for dinner would finish Jake’s day. Jake was born in Barnsboro and graduated from Woodbury High. He was a member of America’s greatest generation, serving in the... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for Dec. 3rd Issue

Gloucester City Police Sworn In During Historic Meeting Boys And Girls: Start Writing Your Letters To Santa Bellmawr Holiday Parade Will Be Sunday, December 6 Gloucester Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, December 5 Westville Borough Installs Three Police Officers Bellmawr Students Show Their Smart Board Skills .StreetsideAuto.com Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: George Berglund sworn in as new Chief of Police, 3 new Patrolmen hired (gloucestercitynews.net) The Mount Ephraim Celebration Committee Best Holiday Decorated Contest (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

Over 100,000 holiday lights, the Yellow Ribbon Club, and CBS in Marlton?

When: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 Time: 4pm-6pm Where: 58 King Ave. Marlton, NJ 08053 Ok, what’s going on is that Beth and Tom Ronketty have decorated their home with over 100,000 lights for the holidays. They go “overboard” every year with their decorations in order to bring attention to a “cause”. Every year they are selected to be featured on CBS news for their “decorations” and for the “cause they support. They did this last year and chose the Yellow Ribbon Club as recipients for this. We had a nice show of support last year and the Ronketty’s raised a... Read more →

November 2009 Cheers and Jeers

By Bill Cleary JEER-The state of New Jersey announced recently that it is facing a $1 billion hole in this year’s budget — a shortfall five times bigger than previously disclosed — and will cut funding for schools, municipalities, higher education, hospitals and pension plans to help close the gap. Thank you Trenton politicians (Democrats and Republicans) for screwing up the state we call our home. You and I deserve some of the criticism too for electing these clowns year after year. We could solve the problem by passing a law that would allow no more than two terms in... Read more →

The American Legion: Dates set for 2010 Legacy Run

The dates have been finalized for the 2010 Legacy Run - the widely successful fundraising event that brings in motorcyclists from all over the country. Legion Riders will depart from Indianapolis on Aug. 22 and arrive Aug. 26 in Milwaukee, the site of the Legion’s 92nd National Convention. The route will be determined at a later date. Funds raised at the Legacy Run directly benefit The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund, which provides college money for the children of servicemembers killed on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The previous three Legacy runs have netted more than $1... Read more →

Gloucester Mustangs Win 125 lb- Conference Title

Gloucester City Mustangs won the 125 lb conference title today, Saturday beating Westville by a score of 19-16. The big play of the game came in the first half when the Mustangs' Justin McCleery intercepted a Westville pass and took it 15 yards to score a TD. Related articles by Zemanta A Fun Time on The Northwind (gloucestercitynews.net) a True Phillies Fan (gloucestercitynews.net) The Poorest School Districts, Paid Fire Departments Are Shrinking, Recovery Funds for 08030, Dont Mess with Mother Nature (gloucestercitynews.net) ANJEC Award Given to Westville Environmental Commission (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

S.J. football to undergo major changes next year

By Scott Chappelear schappelear@sjnewsco.com "I think it's something we needed to do as the Tri-County Conference," added Gloucester head coach and athletic director Leon Harris. "We were just becoming so disparate in our enrollments that I don't think we could really meet the needs of all the schools with the existing format. "I think the thing that really opened our eyes, last year you had Woodstown which was essentially a Group I playing Group III and IV schools (in the Royal Division). It really illuminated how enrollments have gone in different directions." via www.nj.com Read more →

Roy B. McCormick, St. Mary School Crossing Guard, Succumbs at age 77

On November 26, 2009, Age 77, yrs. a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ. Beloved husband of the late Alice "Theresa" (nee Ludwick), loving father of Barbara King (Sonny /Herbert), Roy B. McCormick (Karen), Joyce Artuz (Julio) and Samuel Pine, dear grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Mr. McCormick was a Proud Army Veteran. He was a retired member of the Gloucester City Special Police, but was more recently know for his long, devoted and loving service as a Crossing Guard at the St. Mary's School Corner. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Monday evening from 6:00... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week:Enriching the Life of Your Dog

By Dawn Watson I’m not a fan of the “outside” dog, the dog that lives in the yard all day and all night, bored, lonely, sometimes destructive. Neither am I fond of the idea of leaving a dog in a crate for ten hours with no break for some fresh air and exercise. Of course, almost anything is better than a (short) life spent in an overcrowded animal shelter, waiting for euthanization. Happily, there are simple ways you can enrich your dog’s life that cost almost nothing and offer mental and physical stimulation for everyone. A cardboard box can give... Read more →

Lynne D. Schaeffer, of Williamstown; Operated Highway House to Help Feed the Needy

On November 27, 2009. (nee Sproges) Age 56. Of Williamstown. Formerly of Washington Twp. Loving wife of 29 years to Ronald A. Schaefer, Sr. Loving mother of Ronald A., Jr., Stephen and Angela Schaefer. Dear sister of Elizabeth Crane. Lynne worked many years as a cocktail waitress for Resorts in Atlantic City. Lynne and her husband ran Highway House, which was a non-profit, for 9 years with the help of Reggie White and his wife Sara. They would raise money to help feed, clothe and educate those in need. At the request of the family, cremation is private. Family respectfully... Read more →

JOHN J. MICKULUS, of Westville, 89 years old

John J Mickulus Born in Camden, NJ on Jul. 26, 1920. Departed on Nov. 25, 2009. Resided in Westville, NJ. Memorial Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 Mickulus, John J., age 89 of Westville, on November 25, 2009. Family Beloved husband of the late Margaret "Peg", loving father of John and Kim Mickulus, devoted grandfather of James and Kim Mickulus, and adoring great grandfather of Kaelyn and Khloe. Farewell Service Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial Mass held on Tuesday at 1 PM in Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, 500 Greentree Road, Glassboro 08028 Memorial Mass Our Lady... Read more →

Lions fall short vs. Rams

The Lions were carried throughout by running back Steve Kumpf, who rushed for 274 yards and two touchdowns. He scored on runs of 2 yards in the first quarter and 66 in the fourth, but his team couldn't come up with a big play late in the game. With the help of a 27-yard run by Kumpf, Gloucester drove to the Rams' 19-yard line but ran out of downs with 41 seconds to play. It was an emotional loss. via www.courierpostonline.com See video clip 1 See video clip 2 see video clip 3 Read more →

Gloucester City : TD Bank Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Saturday, November 21, 2009 Photo IDs: Mike Carbone, regional president, TD Bank; Linda McGuigan, senior vice president of retail banking, TD Bank; Bill James, mayor, Gloucester City; Gloria Rowan, store manager, TD Bank in Gloucester City; Rob Curley, market president, TD Bank; and Joe Tredinnick, regional vice president, TD Bank.Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: George Berglund sworn in as new Chief of Police, 3 new Patrolmen hired (gloucestercitynews.net) TD Bank Donates $5000 to the Gloucester City Library (gloucestercitynews.net) UEZ Spotlight on Cooks Auto Body (gloucestercitynews.net) Uez Spotlight on Gloucester Transmissions (gloucestercitynews.net) Uez Spotlight On: Heavys on the Harbor Tavern... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim: Mr. Stoops Retiring After 40 Years of Teaching

By Leigh Anne Hubbs NEWS Correspondent There were watery eyes at Mount Ephraim’s November Board of Education (BOE) meeting, as Eighth Grade science teacher Mr. Stoops read aloud his resignation letter. He will retire as of January 1, 2010 after 40 years of teaching. Superintendent Joseph Rafferty, President Darlene Alexander and Board Member Rocco Vespe commented that Mr. Stoops has been a positive influence on so many students, his name carries a lot of respect in Mount Ephraim, and his service has been key in the level of quality education which students receive. After teaching in the district for so... Read more →

TURKEY DAY GAME-Rams v. Lions, Final 30-22

The Lions and Rams were tied 14-14 with 3 minutes left on the clock before the first half game to and end. But with that much time left the Rams took off and score another TD. Instead of kicking a FG the Rams ran the ball and got two more points. As the half ended the score was 22-14. The Lions had a couple of changes in the second half but just couldn't put it away. The final score was Rams 30 Lions 22. See video clip 2 see video clip 3 Related Turkey Day Memories Read more →

Anthony F. Varelli Sr., of West Deptford…Enjoyed Playing Horseshoes & Texas Hold’Em Poker

Suddenly, On November 24, 2009. Age 52. Of West Deptford. Loving husband of 29 years to Brenda L. (nee Bradford). Loving father of Nina M. (Eric) Bartholomew, Regina L. Varelli and Anthony F. (April) Varelli, Jr. Loving grandfather of Serena, Erica, Richard, Tyler, Toby, Aubrie and two on the way. Loving brother of Joe, Mike, Dan, Teresa Fillari, Kathy DeMarco, Chris, Diane Piscopo and Patrick. Anthony was a 1976 graduate of West Deptford High School. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and Texas Hold’ Em Poker. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Saturday evening from 5 to... Read more →

A Fun Time on The Northwind

The Gilligan Island Crew-Enjoying a ride this past summer on the Gloucester Sail schooner The Northwind, are from left to right, Bill “Wibby” Yeager aka The Skipper, Joe Miller aka Gilligan, Frank “Reds” Grandizio, The Professor and Mike Gurchick who was just told by Reds he could choose to be either The Movie Star or Maryann. The four “Geezers” are members of the BREAKFAST CLUB which meets this Saturday, November 28th at the Dining Car Depot, Railroad and Monmouth Street, at 9 AM. The last guy there picks up the tab. By the way Gloucester City Sail is looking for... Read more →

PATCO’s Holiday Toy Drive Nov. 30 – Dec. 11

Image via Wikipedia Morning commuters on PATCO will once again have the opportunity to make the holidays a little brighter for the area’s less fortunate. For the 23rd consecutive year, PATCO will be hosting a Holiday Toy Drive. This year’s Toy Drive will take place from Monday, November 30 until Friday, December 11 between 6:15 and 10 a.m. each weekday. PATCO riders can donate new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at specially marked containers at each of PATCO’s nine New Jersey stations. The toy drive is organized by the Delaware River Port Authority’s Public Safety Transit Division and benefits local agencies in... Read more →

The Fantasy Football Fanatic: Don’t Forget Your Holiday Lineups

Related Category Fantasy Football By Dan “Snake” Watson Hello again fellow Fantasy Football Friends and Happy Thanksgiving to all! Don’t forget to get those lineups in for the Holiday. The early games are Green Bay visiting Detroit, Dallas will be home against Oakland and later in the evening Denver will welcome New York Giants. It’s quite a lineup with lots of good fantasy players but make sure you check the early injury reports. In Detroit, Matt Stafford had a career game but his arm might be an issue. Also, Calvin Johnson has missed some practice time in this short week... Read more →

Gloucester City: Clean-Up Volunteers Receive Praise

Gloucester City Mayor and Council would like to thank all of the people who participated in the semi-annual Clean-Up Day October 24-25. Almost 300 people from 30 different groups picked up 250 bags of trash, tires, clothing, etc. from Market Street, Collings Avenue, Broadway, Gloucester City High School, Martin’s Lake, Miller’s Pond, the railroad tracks, parks, playgrounds and the ball fields. These individuals and groups worked hard, and should be commended for their volunteerism and community spirit, Gloucester City officials said. The number of groups and individuals are too numerous to mention, and their dedication to this community is appreciated.... Read more →


I AM THANKFUL for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight, because she is home with me, and not out with someone else. ...for the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is home with me and not out at the bars. ...for the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes, because it means she is at home, not on the streets. ...for the taxes I pay, because it means I am employed. ...for the mess to clean after a party, because it means I have been surrounded by friends. ...for the clothes that... Read more →

Gloucester City: Church of The Ascension Welcomes New Pastor

By Albert Countryman Jr. Members of the Church of The Ascension on Sussex Street in Gloucester City have welcomed their new pastor, Father Nathan Ferrell. “We need to grow in outreach to the community,” Rev. Ferrell said. “Most of our parishioners are outside of Gloucester City.” In a unique arrangement between the Church of the Holy Spirit, Bellmawr, and St. Luke’s Church, Westville, the three parishes will share Rev. Ferrell as their pastor, and each will pay one-third of his salary. He has already served one year as pastor of the other two local Episcopal parishes. “I will be the... Read more →

Turkey Day Football: Gloucester City HS vs Gloucester Catholic HS (see 2008 video)

Note: This article was first published November 2006. And each year prior to the annual Thanksgiving contest I run it again since it is timeless. Who wrote it? I don’t know anyone by the name of Lea Koros. It was sent via E-mail to me prior to the November 2006 game. Thank you Lea for the great article. If you are at the game this Thanksgiving please come forward and introduce yourself. Does anyone have a prediction on who will win this year? ~Bill Cleary By LEA KOROS Special to ClearysNotebook With the Lions / Rams game less then a... Read more →

TD Bank Donates $5000 to the Gloucester City Library

GLOUCESTER CITY-TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, marked the opening of its newest Camden County store, at Broadway and Cumberland Streets in Gloucester City, with a $5,000 donation to the Gloucester City Library through its charitable giving arm, the TD Charitable Foundation. (l to r) Fran Stief, Gloucester City Library; Mike Carbone, regional president, TD Bank; Jean McLaughlin, Gloucester City Library; Beth Egan, director, Gloucester City Library; William Labbree, president, board of trustees, Gloucester City Library; Gloria Rowan, store manager, TD Bank's new Gloucester City store; Rob Curley, market president, TD Bank; Joanne Gurick, Gloucester City Library; and Joe Tredinnick,... Read more →

GCPD Issue Holiday Plea, "Don't Drink & Drive"

With the Holiday season approaching The Gloucester City Police Department wants to remind everyone to please be careful and to use your head especially when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages. We are going to step up enforcement this season with DUI patrols and undercover officers going into the local establishments to see that the rules are being followed by the consumers as well as the owners of the establishment. Those individuals under the age of 21 will be arrested and charged if they enter any licensed establishment to consume or attempt to consume alcoholic beverages. There is a mandatory... Read more →


HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that hunters started the 2009 black bear season by taking a preliminary harvest of 1,897 black bears in 50 counties on the first day of the three-day statewide bear season. The 2009 first-day preliminary harvest compares with 1,725 in 2008; 1,005 in 2007; 1,461 in 2006; 2,026 in 2005; 1,573 in 2004; 1,454 in 2003;1,348 2002; 1,812 in 2001; and 1,691 in 2000. The top 10 bears processed at check stations on Monday all had estimated live weights that exceeded 550 pounds. Terence J. Burkhardt, of Jim Thorpe, harvested the largest bear,... Read more →

College Sports Wednesday Report: Holy Family, TCNJ, Rutgers, Rowan

November 25, 2009 Hornback Named to AVCA Division II All-East Region Team LEXINGTON, Ky. – Holy Family University outside hitter Katie Hornback (so. Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian) was named to the 2009 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II All-East Region team on Tuesday. Hornback is the on the team for the second time in her career. Last season, she was tabbed as an honorable mention selection. She is the only player to make the team from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Earlier this year, she was named to the All-CACC second team and to the CACC All-Tournament team. Hornback... Read more →

American Heroes: Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino, Spc. Jason A. McLeod, Sgt. James M. Nolen, Pfc. Marcus A. Tynes, Sgt. Briand T. Williams

DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino, 34, of Cockeysville, Md., died Nov. 23 in Pashay Kala, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group of the Maryland Army National Guard in Glen Arm, Md. DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Jason A. McLeod, 22, of Crystal... Read more →

College Sports Tuesday PM Report

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 Straight From the Lion's Mouth with Keri Washington By Mark Gola Lions junior guard Keri Washington Question: Many teen-aged girls aspire to play college basketball. What was the most important component that enabled you to play at The College of New Jersey? Keri Washington: The most important component I would have to say that inspired me would have to be my parents. Listening to your parents if very important. My parents always pushed me to take my game to the next level and never settle for an average performance. Question: Since your mom and dad were both... Read more →

Own a Small Piece of History

Maybe you were able to join us at the R.O.O.R. Rally and would like a T-Shirt to commemorate that special day when you rallied to elect Mr. Chris Christie as governor. Maybe you want a few for family members - perhaps as holiday gifts. Maybe you couldn't join us but would still like to own a piece of this history. For only $10.00 (this includes shipping!!!) order a NJOA R.O.O.R. Rally T-Shirt and own a piece of history - a history the sportsmen/women of New Jersey helped to create. Order at the following link: http://www.njoutdooralliance.org/where/rescueour/rally/tshirt.html#SB_inline?height=400&width=600&inlineId=detail1 Thank you. Anthony P. Mauro,... Read more →

Brother Harold S. Knudsen, O.H. of Westville Grove

Born in Keasbey, NJ on Aug. 27, 1951. Departed on Nov. 19, 2009. Resided in Westville Grove, NJ. Visitation: Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 & Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 Funeral Mass: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 Cemetery: New St. Mary's Cemetery KNUDSEN—Brother Harold, O.H. of The Saint John of God Community, Westville Grove, NJ on November 19, 2009. Aged 58 years. A man of great faith, Brother Hal lived for the service of God and for others. Born in Keasbey, NJ, Brother Hal was an L.P.N. and then earned his Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Neumann College. A member of the Hospitaller... Read more →

PA FIRE NEWS: Allentown Three Alarm

Sunday, 22 November 2009 www.newsworking.org submitted video and story November 18, 2009 The box was transmitted around 0835 hrs for Penn & Greenleaf Streets for the address 903 N. Penn Street for a house fire. Engines 6, 4 (reserve E5), 9, 11 (acting Ladder 2), 10 (RIT) and Battalion 4 (Grim) respond on the box. Engine 6 arrives and reports heavy fire in a 3-story M/O/R. Crews stretch a hand line and find fire on all floors of the house. BC 4 strikes the second alarm. Engines 14, 13, air 1 and Cars 40, 46, 47, 48 respond. The fire... Read more →

American Heroes: Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Hand, Staff Sgt. John J. Cleaver, Sgt. Daniel A. Frazier

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Hand, 20, of Kansas City, Mo., died Nov. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Nov. 19 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a suicide car-bomber attacked their unit.... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for the issue of Nov. 26

Food Pantry And Thrift Shop In Mount Ephraim Seeks New Home Lady Rams Of Gloucester Catholic High School Win Sixth State Soccer Championship Gloucester City Planning Board OKs Plans To Renovate And Expand Business Gloucester City Christmas Tree Lighting Will Be Saturday, December 5 Brooklawn Mayor John Soubasis Upset With State Cap For Towns Gloucester City School Board Listens To Students From All Four Schools Mount Ephraim School Board Discusses Cost Cutting Options At Public Forum Read more →

UEZ Spotlight on Cook’s Auto Body

801 CHARLES STREET GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ 08030 856-456-4297 GLOUCESTER CITY-A businessman and a scholar are just some of the titles that describe Bill Cook, (photo, left) owner of Cook’s Auto Body Shop since the early 1970’s. Previously to deciding that he wanted to “give it a shot and go out on my own”, he was employed by and received his apprenticeships by working for DeSimone Cadillac and Rohrer’s Auto in New Jersey. He learned everything he could in the field of automobile repair, body work and painting. Those lessons prepared him for the successful business he now operates. Cook at... Read more →

Sending holiday gifts to the troops

Image via WikipediaCare packages are a welcome treat for deployed servicemembers, especially when they are away from home during the holidays. Here are a few tips from the Department of Defense: Citizens desiring to send care packages, cards and letters to deployed servicemembers are encouraged to identify troops through family and friends. Individuals may also partner with some of the America Supports You homefront groups listed at http://www.ourmilitary.mil/help.shtml. They have direct contact with many of the servicemembers and units and can tell you about desired items and shipping frequency. Safety and security reasons no longer allow packages to be addressed... Read more →


2 N. BROADWAY GLOUCESTER CITY 856-456-0324 One of the special floral delights offered by Sunshine Flowers & Gifts is the stunning Lenox Boat Bouquet filled with colorful autumn flowers and candles that will enhance a family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner table. Diane Fisher and Bill Fisher, owners of the florist shop, grew up in Gloucester City, and attended Gloucester Catholic High School. They intend to keep the business open in Gloucester that they have been operating since 1988. The building was originally built in 1892 by a Mr. Gorley, the first Postmaster of Gloucester City. A set of beautiful stained glass... Read more →

Small Business: Tips for Practical Planning and Budgeting

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business owners and managers face many uncertainties about the future. But the future of a business is not entirely a matter of chance. Proper planning and budgeting can dramatically increase the likelihood a business will attain its goals. The Small Business Financial and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) offers the following planning and budgeting tips for small-business success. Recognize What a Budget is For A budget is not simply an arbitrary limit on spending - it should reflect both income and expense targets. It should also reinforce the... Read more →

UEZ Spotlight on BACK TO FRONT

32 N. KING STREET GLOUCESTER CITY 856-456-9429 GLOUCESTER CITY-Marika Dutot made the decision to name her unique therapeutic center as “Back to Front” based on the term used by professional massage therapists when they have completed treating one side of your body and then request the customer to turn over from “Back to Front.” Marika, a holistic body practitioner professional, has established herself at her waterfront location and looks forward to continued improvements in the area. “I love being here and am excited to be part of the revitalization of the city,” said Marika, who came to America some 20... Read more →

NRA-ILA :: McDonald v. City of Chicago

McDonald v. City of Chicago Friday, November 20, 2009 On November 16, the NRA filed its brief with the U.S. Supreme Court as Respondent in Support of Petitioner in McDonald v. City of Chicago. The NRA brief asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment. The McDonald case is one of several that were filed immediately after last year's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Court upheld the Second Amendment as an individual right and struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on handgun possession,... Read more →

FBI probes whether Camden police stole from dealers

The officers reported to Phillips that they found a black Mazda with three bags of drugs in the center console, plus more drugs and $400 in cash stashed in a fake canister of WD-40 lubricant in the glove compartment. The officers then heard a "click-click" sound coming from an alley, and spotted a telephoto camera lens sticking out of a church window, Phillips said. After reporting that to headquarters, the officers were told to leave and respond to reports of gunshots elsewhere in the city. The drugs turned out to be phony, Phillips said. via www.philly.com Read more →

College Sports Monday Report for Kean, Rowan, TCNJ, Stevens,Rutgers, Holy Family

Patrick Lifts Kean Past Ithaca, 65-52 UNION, N.J. (11/22/09) - Junior forward Tiffany Patrick (Piscataway, N.J.) had 18 points and a career-high 22 rebounds to lead the Kean University women's basketball team to a 65-52 win over Ithaca College to capture THE ROCK Cougar Classic Championship on Sunday afternoon. Patrick (pictured right) added three assists, two blocks and one steal and hit 9-of-12 shots from the floor to capture Most Valuable Player honors for the Cougars (2-1). For the Bombers (2-2), senior guard Katherine Bixby (Phiadelphia, Pa.) had 10 points and five assists. After the Bombers scored the first bucket... Read more →

Anthony G. “Whitey” Durso, of Westmont, Korean War Army Veteran

On November 21, 2009. Age 81. Of Westmont. Formerly of Philadelphia. Devoted and loving husband of 57 years to Madeleine (nee Palmerio). Loving Father of Susan Leblang, Debbie (Mike) Bowe and Anthony “Ace” Durso. Loving grandfather of Debra Ann Leblang. Anthony proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post # 3620 in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his memorial service on Sunday, November 29, at 2 pm at the Calvary Chapel: 53 N. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ. At the... Read more →

Florence “Floss” Mullen age 71, of Philadelphia, Services Monday at St. Mary’s Church

, On November 16, 2009. (nee Wileczek) Age 71. Of Philadelphia, PA. Returned to peace in heaven. Beloved wife of the late John James Mullen. Devoted mother of Joseph, Michael, Mark, Andrew, John and the late James Mullen. Dear sister of Josephine, Richard, Joseph, Lenny, Edward, and pre-deceased by Stanley, Andrew, John, Emily and Mary. Loving grandmother of Taylor Rose. Floss was a homemaker who loved to care for her family. She was a faithful Catholic and dedicated to her faith. She will be remembered as a loving, quiet woman who was loved by many. Relatives and friends are kindly... Read more →

College Sports Sunday PM Report on Stevens, TCNJ, Rutgers and Kean

Men’s Soccer and Christopher Newport Play To Draw; CNU Advances to Sectional Finals with PK’s YORK, Pa. (November 21, 2009) – The Stevens Institute of Technology men’s soccer team had its dream of a return trip the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship semifinals ended on Saturday afternoon as the Christopher Newport University Captains advanced over the Ducks, 4-2, in penalty kicks. The two teams were tied 0-0 after 110 minutes of action and a shootout was needed to determine whose season would continue. Both teams converted their first two attempts but two-straight misses by the Ducks opened the door... Read more →

Philadelphia: Five Alarm Fire

11-22-09 0430hrs 7029 Rising Sun Ave Philadelphia Pa Philadelphia Firefighters responded to 7019 Rising Sun Ave for an apartment fire, firefighters had to rescue numerous people from the building 5 alarms worth of firefighters were needed to bring the fire under control. Twelve plus people transported to area hospital, 1 critical, a shelter was set up at Northeast HS for at least 100 evacuated residents. Steve Skipton NJ Editor /Apparatus Cell 609-707-3871 New Jersey Coordinator for IFPA Member NJ and Philadelphia Press Related articles by Zemanta Philadelphia: Crane Accident, One Worker Killed (gloucestercitynews.net) Interstate 676 Traffic Accident; One Fatality (gloucestercitynews.net)... Read more →


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