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March 2010

South Jersey girls basketball players shine at Al Carino game

Sunday, March 21, 2010 By Scott Chappelear schappelear@sjnewsco.com GLOUCESTER Annie Payton took the inbounds pass with four seconds left and heaved the ball backward over her head with both hands toward the net some 85 feet away, getting in one last bit of fun as the horn sounded on the Albert J. Carino Girls Basketball Club High School All-Star Game at Gloucester High School.The Camden High School senior and her South squad teammates jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the opening five minutes Saturday, saw the South stars rally to within six behind the work of Eastern star Genevieve... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY-ST. LOUIS FOR TAKING HOME THE DIII CROWN! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Final Poll: March 23, 2010 USA TODAY ESPN Top 25 women's basketball poll, with first-place votes noted on the right, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th. Rank Institution - First Place Votes Previous Ranking Record Points 1 Washington University (Mo.) - 8 6 28-2 200 2 Hope College (Mich.) 4 32-2 192 3 Amherst College (Mass.) 1 31-1 184 4 University of Rochester (N.Y.) NR 23-7 170 5 Kean University (N.J.) 2 29-2 155 6 Illinois Wesleyan University... Read more →

What Really Happens Starting Today As Obama Signs His Government-Run Health Care Experiment

NJ Republican State Committee Press release March 23 5 THINGS THAT HAPPEN NOW AS THE BILL BECOMES LAW, EXPECT ALL OF THIS JUST FOR THIS YEAR Taxpayer Funding Of Abortion - With National Right To Life Committee Saying Those Who Vote For It Permanently "Forfeit" Pro-Life Credentials - And Stupak Deal Is "The Fig Leaf Of A White House Executive Order." (Sec. 1303, H.R. 3590, Manager's Amendment To The Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute, "Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Introduced 11/18/09; "Abortion Policy And 'Health Care Reform,'" National Right To Life Committee Media Backgrounder, 3/5/10; Carolyn Lochhead,... Read more →

White House Blog: What Happens Next

Good afternoon, Since the House of Representatives voted to pass health reform legislation on Sunday night, the legislative process and its political impact have been the focus of all the newspapers and cable TV pundits. Outside of DC, however, many Americans are trying to cut through the chatter and get to the substance of reform with a simple question: "What does health insurance reform actually mean for me?" To help, we've put together some of the key benefits from health insurance reform. Let's start with how health insurance reform will expand and strengthen coverage: This year, children with pre-existing conditions... Read more →

Retired Public Works Supervisor Hired to Assist Gloucester City Administrator

CATEGORY CITY OF GLOUCESTER CITY By Bill Cleary Gloucester City Mayor and council at their March 18 caucus meeting passed on final reading the ordinance to add the position of assistant confidential aide to the payroll. The hourly wage for the position ranges from a low of $15 to a high of $25. Jim “Bowie” Johnson, retired Public Works Supervisor, was hired for the job. Johnson was the former Chairman of the Democrat Club and a staunch opponent of the present administration when they ran for their positions in 2006. According to City Administrator Jack Lipsett, Johnson is helping him... Read more →

Lisa Sherry Lopergolo, of Marlton, formerly of Gloucester City; Shawnee High School Alumni Class of 1982

Of Marlton, NJ. Age 46. Passed away on March 21, 2010 after a two year battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Photo: Lisa and Anthony Loving wife of Anthony. A wonderful mother to her three children Mia, Enzo and Ava. Beautiful daughter of Claudia and Martin Sherry, Jr. of Tabernacle. Dear sister of Martin Sherry III of NJ and Ryan Sherry of Florida. Also survived by her paternal grandmother Irene Sherry of Gloucester, her aunts and uncle Laraine Clements of Gloucester City, Linda and Raymond Sherry of Haddonfield, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Iole and Enzo Lopergolo of NE... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing News for March 23rd

ALBANO & MILAM BILL TO ENSURE FREE RECREATIONAL SALTWATER FISHING IN NEW JERSEY APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY (TRENTON) – Legislation Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam sponsored to ensure free recreational saltwater fishing continues in New Jersey was approved 54-16-6 on Monday by the Assembly. The bill (A-823) answers a federal law that authorized the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to collect a fee beginning in 2011 to cover costs associated with a new saltwater angler registry. In 2007, Congress reauthorized a fish conservation and management act that directed a National Saltwater Angler Registry be established. The registry is meant to... Read more →


Gloucester City joins twenty-six other municipalities around the state in the Live Where You Work program. This program is a special homebuyer incentive program that provides low-interest mortgage loans to homebuyers who work in and who are looking to purchase a home in a participating municipality. Gloucester City is partnering with the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) to provide its citizen with an opportunity to take part in this program. In addition to low-interest mortgage loans, potential homebuyers are also provided with down payment and closing cost assistance, more flexible underwriting criteria for the loan qualification process,... Read more →

Gloucester City Ordinance Approving Hourly Wage for Confidential Assistant Position

NOTE THE ABOVE ORDINANCE WAS PASSED ON March 18th by mayor and council on second reading. The space for this Legal Notice is donated by CNB. This is not a paid advertisement. Former Public Works supervisor Jim Bowie Johnson was hired for the position. According to City Administrator Jack Lipsett, Johnson is helping him with a number of tasks, such as overseeing the work being done removing the radon on Johnson Blvd., Freedom Pier construction, Chatham Square construction and other projects planned for the riverfront. He works three days a week, five hours a day, at $15 per hour. Related... Read more →

Congressman Andrews Statement on Health Care Bill

Image via Wikipedia Congressman Rob Andrews issued the following statements during the final hours of yesterday’s floor debate just before the House considered the legislation: “Tonight we will give justice and decency. That’s the kind of country that we will be.” Mr. ANDREWS: Mr. Speaker, our friends on the other side of the aisle have asked frequently tonight what kind of country are we? They’ve asked exactly the right question. Tomorrow when a person is denied a job because she has breast cancer, or charged higher premiums because he has asthma, what kind of country will we be? Tomorrow when... Read more →

Glading Condemns Andrews for Betraying His Constituents

March 22 Barrington, NJ – This morning, First District Congressional Candidate Dale Glading issued the following statement after health care reform’s passage in the U.S. House of Representatives: “Last night, Rob Andrews betrayed his constituents by voting for economically ruinous legislation that the American people neither want nor need. South Jerseyans couldn’t have been any clearer in their opposition to this shameful bill. I join my fellow citizens in voicing disgust and outrage after what can only be described as an unbelievable act of arrogance on the part of Congressman Andrews and his Democrat colleagues.” “Rob’s vote for a massive,... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for March 25

State Aid Cuts Hurt Towns, School Districts; Who Hurry Doing Budgets City Planning Board OKs Plan To Build Chatham Square Townhouses Under Proposed Governor’s Budget, State May Divert UEZ Funds An Amazing Shot With Time Running Out Propels Brooklawn To Championship Related articles by Zemanta related category Bills Point of View Gloucester City Police Respond to Burglary in Progress, Suspect Apprehended (gloucestercitynews.net) Gov. Chris Christie plans to cut N.J. school aid by $800M (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

Why I voted No

Dear Bill, Thank you for participating in my health care survey last week. Your thoughts and opinions are extremely important to me. Since June, I have consistently stated my concerns with both the House and Senate bills, and on March 21, 2010, I voted no on the final health care bill. The bill that passed the House of Representatives does not do enough to lower health care costs and make health care more affordable for middle-class families and small businesses. I am not satisfied that this final bill will reform our health care system and prevent excessive increases in premiums... Read more →

Former Williamstown tennis great set to enter HOF

- NJ.com Pileggi will be inducted into the Gloucester County Hall of Fame along with 14 other members on Tuesday night.A standout in the late 1980s, Pileggi dominated on the court at Williamstown High School. She brought her career to both Seton Hall from 1989-90 and then transferred and finished at The College of New Jersey (then Trenton State) from 1991-93. While at Williamstown, Pileggi compiled a remarkable 135-5 record, winning the Gloucester County Times Girls Tennis Tournament four times, believed to be the only girl to accomplish that feat, and was also a South Jersey Coaches champion while finishing... Read more →

South Jersey girls basketball players shine at Al Carino game

Sunday, March 21, 2010 By Scott Chappelear schappelear@sjnewsco.com GLOUCESTER Annie Payton took the inbounds pass with four seconds left and heaved the ball backward over her head with both hands toward the net some 85 feet away, getting in one last bit of fun as the horn sounded on the Albert J. Carino Girls Basketball Club High School All-Star Game at Gloucester High School. The Camden High School senior and her South squad teammates jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the opening five minutes Saturday, saw the South stars rally to within six behind the work of Eastern star... Read more →

Bills Point of View: The Historic Vote on Health Care

By Bill Cleary Even though more then half of the country is against Obama care our leaders in Washington have thumbed their noses at the majority. President Obama ran on a platform of less government. If the bill passes, it will give the government control of 17% of the US economy, about $2.5 trillion. That in itself should scare all of us. Just look at the record, government controlled programs such as social security, Medicare, the post office, Amtrak are all bankrupt. And although President Obama had promised to bring the country together his actions have done more to divide... Read more →

American Heroes: Sgt. Jonathan J. Richardson, Gunnery Sgt. Robert L. Gilbert II, Staff Sgt. Richard J. Jordan, Spc. Steven J. Bishop

Sgt. Jonathan J. Richardson A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Sgt. Jonathan J. Richardson, of Bald Knob, Ark., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 12. Richardson was assigned to the 1st Battalion,187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik) DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Robert L. Gilbert II, 28, of Richfield, Ohio, died March 16 of wounds sustained March 8 while supporting combat operations... Read more →

NJDOT announces ramp closures on Route 295

Image via Wikipedia (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced intermittent nighttime ramp closures over a period of three weeks to accommodate the ongoing Route 295 resurfacing project in Camden and Gloucester counties. Starting Monday, March 22, NJDOT will begin a series of weeknight closures affecting four ramps between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Each of the ramps will be closed for no more than two or three nights. Detour routes will be posted. · Route 168 southbound to I-295 northbound Motorists will be detoured to Gloucester Pike (CR 659) to Route 30 westbound to Copley... Read more →

State gets more time on shark fishing regulations

By Anthony Mauro Sr. In response to a letter sent by the NJOA and other organizations to Governor Christie I am happy to report that New Jersey has been given more time to amend shark fishing regulations. Story follows in Press of Atlantic City. ___________________________________________________________________________ State gets more time to amend shark fishing regulations; moratorium lifted until July http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/new_jersey/article_7a5d8f1c-32eb-11df-9aa4-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story New Jersey shark fishermen got a reprieve from the federal government Thursday with news that the state will be given more time to conform to management measures. The state faced a moratorium on shark fishing this year for being out of... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week

Volunteering at a Shelter There’s no better feeling than that of volunteering and making a critical difference in a life. If you are an animal lover you may find your niche at a local shelter. There are many to choose from in the area and each one has its own ‘feel’. Dino Lionetti, part of the Creative Development Team at Brother of the Wolf Here is a list of some of the shelters in which I have volunteered: Camden County Animal Shelter: volunteer-friendly. The inside is rather small but the land outside encompasses several acres as well as private, fenced-in... Read more →

Bill’s Point of View: Gov. Christie A Real Maverick

related category Bills Point of View By Bill Cleary Governor Christie’s recent budget address painted a dim financial future for the state claiming that drastic measures were needed or the state would go bankrupt. Christie pointed the blame at both Republicans and Democrats for the state’s fiscal problems. In an effort to close a $10.7 billion budget cap Christie has done away with a number of state programs and is reducing state aid to local municipalities and school districts. Christie’s proposed state budget would spend $820 million less on public schools next year. Each of the state’s nearly 600 districts... Read more →

NJ Hunting and Fishing News

Trout in the Classroom The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled two training sessions for teachers who plan on starting a Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program in their school for 2010, or are interested in learning more about the program itself. The sessions will be held at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center in Oxford on April 20 and June 3, each beginning at 7:00 p.m. Trout in the Classroom is an exciting science-based program that teaches children about the importance of coldwater conservation through a hands-on approach to learning. Schools across New... Read more →


TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today released municipal state aid figures for Fiscal Year 2011 totaling $1,459,203,000. “Governor Christie and I recognize that municipal governments are facing decreased revenue and fewer resources in this tough economy, but, as the Governor has stated, difficult times call for shared sacrifice and we are asking local communities to do their part,” said Acting DCA Commissioner Lori Grifa. “To help communities find cost savings and avoid property tax increases, a ‘tool kit’ of reform measures has been created. We are also encouraging local governments to conduct the same... Read more →

Gayle D. Ferguson, of Mt. Royal, GHS Alumni Class of ‘70, Centre City Elementary School Teacher

Gayle D. Ferguson (nee Henkel), age 58 of Mt. Royal formerly of Gloucester City and Mantua passed away on Thursday, March 18th, 2010. Born in Camden, she was a graduate of Gloucester City Junior Senior High School class of 1970. She earned her master’s degree in education from Glassboro State and resided in Mantua since 1976. Gayle was very active in Centre City Elementary School and was a kindergarten teacher for many years. She was the beloved wife of Brian E. Ferguson, and her children, Christine and her finance' David Cummings of Mantua, Michael and his wife Jessica of Mantua,... Read more →

ON POINT: The Goldwater Movement 50 Years Later

In 1960, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater wrote his manifesto in The Conscience of a Conservative. In it’s pages, Senator Goldwater put forth a movement that would eventually take shape, in part, with the “Reagan Revolution.” However, the movement that Barry Goldwater started in the 1950’s and 60’s is just now fully emerging in the current American Political psyche. The following is an excerpt from The Conscience of a Conservative, Chapter 2, The Perils of Power: The turn will come when we entrust the conduct of our affairs to men who understand that their first duty as public officials is to... Read more →

Sports: Kicking Into Gear

Philadelphia to Host World Cup Send-Off for U.S. National Team In a nod to Philadelphia's growing profile in the soccer world, U.S. Soccer announced that the U.S. Men's National Team will play Turkey on May 29 (2 PM) at Lincoln Financial Field, for its send-off match prior to departing for South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. "Philadelphia has been a great home for us, and we are thrilled to be hosting one of our premier events here," U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said at the announcement in February. Tickets for the match are on sale and start... Read more →

Brea Olinda High School’s Jeff Sink Named RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National High School Coach of the Year

WBCA selects coaches for High School All-America Game presented by Nike ATLANTA - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has selected Jeff Sink of Brea Olinda High School (Brea, Calif.) as the 2010 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National High School Coach of the Year. This year marks the 21st year that this accolade has been presented and selected by the WBCA since 1990. With receiving this prestigious award comes the honor of serving as a head coach at the WBCA High School All-America Game presented by Nike on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Alamodome. “I am delighted to present Jeff Sink... Read more →

Letters: Regarding the $60 Million Proposed Middle School

I find it amazing that the pre-school program will no longer be funded and we still want to build the new middle school. I further find it amazing that the people whom write for the Gloucester City News still do not know how to use the words "Then and Than". Read this week's "Bell of St Mary Dedicated In 1888",paragraph 3. We still look like uneducated cretins to the outside world. Mike Grello, Gloucester City Read more →


Image by WAstateDNR - Department of Natural Resources via Flickr TRENTON - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Bob Martin today approved the New Jersey Fish and Game Council's 2010 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy. "The Council incorporated the latest research and science into its proposed black bear management policy that shows the population is sustainable and growing," Acting Commissioner Martin said. "This growth coincides with an increase in serious bear incidents supporting the need for population control in addition to continued nonlethal management tools including public education and outreach." photo: black bear damage The DEP also supports... Read more →

Danyel Lee DiGirolamo-Sims, of West Union, SC, formerly of Gloucester City

On March 13, 2010. Age 32. Of West Union, SC. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of David E. Sims. Loving mother of Gaetano D. and Trinity M. Sims. Beloved daughter of Wayne A. Sr. and Donna Lee DiGirolamo. Beloved daughter-in-law of Ginny M. and Robert W. Nungesser. Dear sister of Darleen McGinness, Beverly Ixcopal and Wayne A. DiGirolamo, Jr. Danyel was one full of life who loved to cook for others and enjoyed fishing. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Saturday morning from 10 AM to 12 at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth... Read more →

This Just In: Gloucester City to be featured on NJN

Image via Wikipedia Howard Clark, director of Gloucester City’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) was interviewed today by a reporter from NJN Television and Radio station. The interview will be broadcast tonight, 6PM on local Channel 23, and on Comcast Channel 261. Clark toured the City with the reporter and camera crew and talked about the community’s Irish heritage and plans for the riverfront. LIVE WEBCAST Watch Online Live related category Gloucester City History related category city of Gloucester City Read more →


March 16, 2010 SPSU's Teymer Named RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National NAIA Coach of the Year The WBCA has selected Nathan Teymer of Southern Polytechnic State University as the 2010 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Coach of the Year. Teymer has spent the last five seasons at SPSU and has brought the team from the bottom of the league to one of the premier teams in their conference. This year the 18th ranked Hornets are participating in the NAIA Division I National Championship Tournament for the first time in the program's history. The Southern States Athletic Conference champions went... Read more →

Mayor Wolk: Neighbors Came Together and Helped Each Other Out

By Leigh Anne Hubbs NEWS Correspondent MOUNT EPHRAIM-Mayor Joseph Wolk received several letters from Mount Ephraim residents commenting on the wonderful job Public Works employees did sanding, salting and plowing the roads during the snowstorms this winter. “Neighbors came together and helped each other out,” Mayor Wolk proudly said of the residents’ response to all the snowfall. Speaking at the March Board of Commissioners’ meeting, the mayor was referring to the four major snowstorms that set an all-time record of 78 inches of snow for one season. Commissioner Bruce Greenwald read out loud a letter received from School Superintendent Joseph... Read more →

SPORTS: NEWS FROM THE Womens’s Basketball Coaches Assn.

Baton Rouge Community College’s Michael Landers Named RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National JC/CC Coach of the Year The WBCA has named Michael Landers of Baton Rouge Community College as the 2010 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National Junior College/Community College (JC/CC) Coach of the Year. This year marks the 28th year this accolade has been presented, which has been selected by the WBCA since 1983. Upon arriving at BRCC, Landers took over as the head coach for the first women’s basketball team in school history in April of 2009. He also took on the dual role of athletic director and coach and oversees the development... Read more →

Corrigan Brothers and Shay Healy Why the Incredible Hulk is Green"


Rep. Andrews and Sen. Menendez announce $475,000 grant for Winslow Fire Company

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Rob Andrews joined Senator Robert Menendez and Winslow Fire Department Chief Terrence Osborne to announce a grant award totaling $479,250 for the Township’s fire department. Awarded under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, these grants are designed to help communities meet their firefighting and emergency response needs by providing assistance towards the purchase of critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training programs, and other resources needed to ensure community safety. Winslow’s grant will be used to replace over 100 self-contained breathing apparatuses, a device worn by first responders... Read more →

American Heroes: Sgt. 1st Class Glen J. Whetten, Pfc. Erin L. McLyman, Cpl. Jonathan D. Porto, Lance Cpl. Garrett W. Gamble

Paying tribute to the fallen A vehicle containing fallen service members’ leaves the flightline followed by an Army carry team after a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Feb. 22. The dignified transfer is a solemn movement of fallen servicemembers from the aircraft to a vehicle to the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik) DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Glen J. Whetten, 31, of Mesa, Ariz., died March 12 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds... Read more →

Papa John’s Challenges NCAA® Basketball Fans to Dish Out Donations to Support Coaches, Fight Cancer

Pizza Company Appoints Unique Promo Codes to All Tournament Head Coaches, with $1 from Each Order Supporting The V Foundation® for Cancer Research and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund® ATLANTA - When it comes to cheering for their favorite schools during NCAA® March Madness®, basketball fans are being asked to put their money where their mouth is – in the Papa John’s “Coaches Code Challenge” to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research and The Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Beginning Tuesday, March 16, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the Women’s Basketball Coaches... Read more →

Water Tower in Westville Needs a Paint Job

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Westville is another town that is contemplating the painting of the borough water tower. The neighboring town of Brooklawn is considering the need to refurbish their water supply tower, also. A representative from the Utility Service Company delivered a presentation during the February Borough Council meeting on the necessities of having the water tower reconditioned and painted. Marty Mazella, from the company, explained that water tanks are a high-risk asset. “They are dangerous to climb in order to inspect and repair. It is a financial burden on the municipality to maintain the proper upkeep on... Read more →

Attention Mayor and Council: ALL SIDEWALKS NEED SHOVELING!

How come when it snows, residents get fined if we do not shovel our sidewalks – but in some areas of Gloucester City this does not happen? On Nicholson Road, some businesses and residences shovel the driveway and the parking lot, but not the front sidewalks. Why do they get away with that? Also, not everyone drives and people have to walk across the City bridges. If I slip on the bridge, I can sue Gloucester City for this. Donald Cole, Gloucester City source Gloucester City News Related articles by Zemanta Sidewalks Cleared at Lane/Thompson Avenue Playground (gloucestercitynews.net) BILL'S POINT... Read more →

Meet Kipper

Kipper is a cute little guy pulled from a shelter. He is a Corgi mix. He is approximately one and a half years old and needs lots of exercise. A family with a fenced-in yard will have loads of fun playing ball with him! He is housebroken and crate trained. Kipper's tail is always wagging and he loves people! He needs a job to do; put away his toys, bring his family a toy or bone, do some tricks. He is constantly on the move and even loves to go for car rides. This little guy does best in a... Read more →

More Information on Cheerleaders Controversy

By Albert J. Countryman Gloucester City News GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS: U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler ruled last week that Cheerleaders on Route 130 in Gloucester City can temporarily stay open. During its February meeting, the Gloucester City Planning Board had ruled against the gentlemen’s club, saying it was no longer grandfathered under the zoning law change in 1997 that banned go-go bars in the town. Attorneys for the club filed an appeal after the Board’s decision. The judge said there will be a formal hearing this June involving Gloucester City and Cheerleaders, but for now it can stay open... Read more →

Obits: Lehman, Payne, DePrince, Werbany, Estremera

GENEVIEVE L. LEHMAN A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Mount Ephraim, for Genevieve L. Lehman, 92, of Mount Ephraim, who died February 23, 2010. Mrs. Lehman was a member of the Polish American Women Citizens Club. Loving mother of Raymond (Marcella) Lehman of Barrington, Richard (Micheline) Lehman of West Virginia and Nancy (Frank) Romeo of Mount Ephraim. Proud grandmother of six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Interment was at New St. Mary’s Cemetary, Bellmawr. LILLIAN AUGUSTA PAYNE Funeral Services were held for Lillian Augusta Payne, 92, of Bellmawr, who died February 25, 2010. Beloved wife... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for March 18 issue

Local Realtor Jack Dilks: “Now Is A Great Time To Buy A Home” Five Candidates Will Vie For Three Seats On The Gloucester City School Board Mount Ephraim 2010-11 School Budget Will Be Affected By Governor’s Proposed Spending Plan Westville Council Discusses Recently Installed Solar Panels Gloucester City Board Of Education Remembers The Late Joseph Cospito Related articles by Zemanta Give A Cheer to Mt. Ephraim Public Works Dept. (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester City NEWS YEAR END REVIEW Part 2 (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester City News Year in Review Part 1 (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

This Just In: Fire Damages Two Row Homes on Monmouth Street

3-15-2010 CATEGORY FIRE RELATED Great Photos 824-822 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City NJ Dispatch time 1109 hrs Off Duty Battalion Chief Williams came upon a fire at 824 Monmouth Street an reported heavy smoke from the 3rd floor, Chief Williams evacuated the residents from the home. Firefighters from Headquarters arrived and battled the fire which extended to 822 Monmouth Street, no injuries were reported. Firefighters from Gloucester City, Mt Ephraim,Collingswood and Bellmawr operated on scene. EMS units from Camden City ( UMDNJ EMS) and Haddon Heights were also on scene. The Camden County Fire Marshal is investigating. Steve Skipton PhillyFireNews.com NJ... Read more →


One Gun a Month Litigation Update Just one day after being sworn in, the newly appointed state Attorney General took the most aggressive legal posture available to defend former Governor Corzine's one-gun-a-month handgun rationing law, moving to dismiss ANJRPC's lawsuit to overturn the law, and later vigorously opposing ANJRPC's motion for a preliminary injunction in the case. The U.S. District Court could hear argument on these motions as soon as April. This is the first indication of the new Attorney General's posture on the firearms issue. Despite the unanimous opposition of Senate republicans and several prominent democrats when this legislation... Read more →

$448,000 to rebuild Deptford fire station now missing

- NJ.com Attorney Michael Silvanio confirmed that he has been retained by former New Sharon Fire Co. president and treasurer Charles Mancini III."I'm in the process of trying to get as much info as I can to help him out," said Silvanio. "The FBI has not provided any evidence or documentation. We've had an open line of communication." The FBI has neither confirmed nor denied an investigation.Mancini was expelled from New Sharon last month after its membership voted him out for breach of trust and misappropriation of funds. read via www.nj.com Read more →

Brother of the Wolf Announces 2nd Jr Handler's Program

Brother of the Wolf, located at 700 Market Street in Gloucester City, is proud to announce its second Jr Handler's program! The 3-session program will begin on Wednesday, April 14 at 4:30 PM. Students will learn how to handle the family dog and teach him some simple obedience skills. Dawn Watson, pictured here with Jennifer Testa and Brett Pittman, first graduates of the program, stresses the importance of responsible dog ownership. "Young people can make a tremendous difference in a dog's life," she states. "These classes address canine health issues, how to manage behavior problems, and teaching the dog to... Read more →