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August 2010

CG 5th District: Coast Guard urges preparation for Hurricane Earl

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is urging mariners to heed warnings as Hurricane Earl is expected to affect the mid-Atlantic region between North Carolina and New Jersey Thursday and Friday. As Earl approaches, the Coast Guard urges people to be mindful of the following safety messages: - Anticipate bridge closures. Mariners are advised that during strong storms drawbridges along the coast may deviate from the normal operating procedures. Drawbridges are authorized to remain closed upon the approach of gale force winds or higher as stated in the Code of Federal Regulations 117.35, which applies to “natural disasters or civil disorders.” Mariners should anticipate bridge closures by listening to the National Weather Service and Coast Guard broadcasts on the storm conditions. For a list of bridge closures in Sector Hampton Roads please view the Sector Hampton Roads Marine Safety Information Bulletin 10/014. - Stay off the water. The Coast Guard’s... Read more →

Move by Del Monte a setback for union

| | Courier-Post by Eileen Stilwell August 31...Since Del Monte was also entertaining bids from Penn Terminals in Eddy-stone, Pa., Leo Holt, president of Holt Logistics, Inc., said he was happy to keep the business in South Jersey."It is great for New Jersey and Camden County and City that Del Monte is staying," he said. "They are a company that constantly seeks to improve the quality of their product and its delivery to market. There are over 120 Camden City residents working at the Gloucester Terminal and more to come." PHOTO (Ice Chunks on the Delaware): In the distance is a cargo ship being unloaded at the Holt Marine Terminal on a cold day in February 2008 . The bridge is the Walt Whitman..CNB file photo On the labor front, Holt is no friend of ILA after replacing the union with cheaper labor in Gloucester in 1993. Holt continues... Read more →

Federal Jobs Offered Just for Veterans

The American Legion - August 19, 2010 U.S. Navy Photo The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is looking for a few good veterans. As part of an effort to hire more veterans at the federal level, the OPM is conducting a special hiring event for military and former military personnel. Currently, a number of federal job openings have been reserved for them and will continue to be until Aug. 24. Visit for a full listing of openings. The pool of jobs available includes positions with VA, OPM, and the Departments of Army, Treasury, Education and Transportation, along with other federal offices and outposts. The event offers work in fields like legal, computers, technical, human resources, administrative and technical, among many other professional areas. Veterans interested in applying should visit the listings Web site. Full descriptions of positions, applications and any special instructions for application can be found at... Read more →

Brooklawn Fire Dept. to Celebrate 100th Anniversary in 2011

By Sally Martino NEWS Correspondent Brooklawn Council President Theresa Branella conducted last week’s meeting in the absence of Mayor John Soubasis. Council heard a presentation from Fire Code Inspector Carl Thomas regarding a new rapid key entry box system that will be available for installation at the school, community center and local businesses for the cost of the box. A lockbox with the entry key would be placed near the front entrance or another convenient place that would allow easy access to a burning building by the emergency personnel. “This system will make it easier and faster for firemen to enter a building, especially if there is a fire in the middle of the night, and may eliminate broken doors and windows to allow access,” Thomas said. The keys to the boxes, with serial numbers for Brooklawn only, would be held by the Fire Department, and also kept in a... Read more →

Meandering with Mark Matthews: A New Gas Station, Gino's is Trying, I can't Drive, Canals

By Mark Matthews A new Gas Station is moving in: We lovingly remember the spot next to Ponzio’s as the home of the Gino Giant when Gino’s was a regional hamburger and chicken fast food restaurant. Then it spent many years as a Roy Rogers restaurant. (Are they still on the Turnpike or Expressway?). Then a few years ago one of our favorite eating places became an Amoco gas Station… but then quickly closed. Well the “closed more than open” gas station has gotten freshly painted, and the pumps are bearing the logo of its newest tenant. The much loved BP Oil is opening up soon! With the leak in the gulf finally plugged, will you be making the new BP Oil a regular stop? Now remember, most of these stations are owned by independent business people who have nothing to do with polluting the gulf. Comments, your thoughts. Gino’s... Read more →

It’s Time for Reality, Not Deadlines, in Iraq and Afghanistan |

The Foundry: Conservative Policy News...Quick Hits: According to CBO numbers published this month, the cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom was $709 billion, while the projected cost of the stimulus is $862 billion. The Justice Department has filed another lawsuit against Arizona, this time claiming that community colleges acted illegally in requiring noncitizens to provide green cards before they could be hired. Acknowledging that majorities still oppose Obamacare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius promised “a lot of reeducation” for the American people heading into the midterms. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged government employees to attend a rally held by Rev. Al Sharpton last Saturday. According to the Washington Examiner President Obama and Democrats got 88 percent of contributions by TV network execs, writers and reporters in 2008. via Read more →

James W. Hansen Jr., of Blackwood, age 51

HANSEN James William, Jr. On August 26, 2010. Age 51. Of Blackwood. Formerly of Voorhees. In the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. James leaves behind his best friend and soul mate, Betty M. (nee Stokes), his beloved wife of 12 years. Devoted son of the late James W. Hansen and Phyllis W. (nee Meade). Loving father of Angela (Bill), Jessica, Jimmy III and Amber. Loving grandfather of Aubrey. Dear brother of Cynthia (Bernie) Maloney, Theresa Hansen and Steven (Lizzie) Hansen. Loving uncle of Krystina and Michael. James was a member of the Community Wesleyan Church in Blackwood. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his homegoing service on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at the Community Wesleyan Church: 508 Woodbury – Turnersville Road, Blackwood, NJ. Visitation from 11:30 to 12 noon. Memorial Service 12 noon in the church officiated by Pastor Joe Bruckler. In lieu of flowers, donations... Read more →


It is Labor Day already, and time once again to raise money to fund and support programs for the Children of Brooklawn. On Saturday, September 4 the 21st Annual Barth-McCarthy Brooklawn Wiffleball Tournament and Reunion will be underway! In the past, sponsors have helped fund such activities as Brooklawn Bees and Ladybug Basketball Programs, Girl Scouts, Gloucester Mustang Football and Carmen Palmiero Basketball Programs, Alice Costello School Eighth Grade Class Trips and Scholarships, Brooklawn American Legion Baseball and many others. We need your help and are asking for a $25 contribution to be a “Team Sponsor.” Have a team named for your business to be seen and heard by more than 140 Wiffleball Players and 500 fans and supporters from surrounding communities. We also encourage you to attend, to meet sponsors, residents and “Friends of Brooklawn.” Please help by donating now for Brooklawn Youth Activities. Make check payable to: Wiffleball... Read more →

Mary Ellen Hannold, 82, GHS Alumni Class of 1945, Active Volunteer

HANNOLD Mary Ellen On August 29, 2010. Age 82. (nee Pine) Of Magnolia. Beloved wife of 63 years to James E. Hannold, formerly of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Mary Lou and William S. Adams of Gloucester City, Sandra Lee and Thomas Adams of Stratford, Terri Lynn and Paul Taggart of Metuchen and her predeceased infant daughter, Lori Ann Hannold. Loving grandmother of Michelle and Kevin Biehl, Timothy Adams and his fiancée Melissa “Missy” Listman of Voorhees and Jennifer Adams of Stratford. Dear sister of Olive Mae (nee Pine) and Joseph Driscoll of Bellmawr, the late Jack Pine and predeceased infant sister, Rosetta Pine. Loving sister-in-law of Lois and John Shelton (nee Hannold) and Dolores and William (nee Hannold) and Henrietta Hannold (nee Romero) wife of the late Frank W. Hannold, Sr. all of Gloucester City. Loving daughter-in-law of the late Frank E. and Doris Hannold (nee Stubbs) of Gloucester... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire Dept. Receives SHARP Award

Monday, August 30, 2010 - The Bellmawr Fire Department has been awarded the SHARP award. The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes Departments who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance into SHARP by OSHA is an achievement. The Department had to pass inspections by the Department of Labor and PEOSHA. The inspections cover building safety issues along with ensuring that the the Department's equipment and training records are up to date. "Our most important asset is our members, we will continue to make their safety a priority. This program ensures that we are on the right track", stated Chief Burleigh via Read more →

AP IMPACT: US wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq

By Kim Gamel / Associated Press KHAN BANI SAAD, Iraq – A $40 million prison sits in the desert north of Baghdad, empty. A $165 million children's hospital goes unused in the south. A $100 million waste water treatment system in Fallujah has cost three times more than projected, yet sewage still runs through the streets. As the U.S. draws down in Iraq, it is leaving behind hundreds of abandoned or incomplete projects. More than $5 billion in American taxpayer funds has been wasted — more than 10 percent of the some $50 billion the U.S. has spent on reconstruction in Iraq, according to audits from a U.S. watchdog agency. That amount is likely an underestimate, based on an analysis of more than 300 reports by auditors with the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. And it does not take into account security costs, which have run almost 17 percent... Read more →

Mayor Nutter Welcomes HUD Audit

August 30, 2010 Philadelphia, – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has released the following statement regarding the announcement from Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that HUD will immediately begin an audit of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s (PHA) financial and management operations. “I commend the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its decisive action in announcing an audit of the Philadelphia Housing Authority,” said Mayor Nutter. “As I outlined yesterday to Board Chairman John F. Street I am deeply concerned by the recent revelations regarding Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene and by the Board’s oversight of the organization. I know that many Philadelphians share this concern and deserve answers to the many questions that have been raised. The City of Philadelphia will provide any help and support requested by HUD.” Mayor Nutter, in an August 25, 2010, letter to John F. Street, Chairman of... Read more →

Boehner Urges White House to Credit Troops, Surge for Progress in Iraq

August 30, 2010 | House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) Under the headline “Obama touts positive Iraq news in radio address,” The Washington Post reported this weekend that President Obama is shifting focus to Iraq in “an effort to celebrate good news” amid a slew of bad economic headlines and touting “his own role in making good on a campaign pledge.” However, the fact is that the transition he is celebrating was only made possible by the implementation of the surge he opposed prior to his election as president. At the time the surge was announced, then-Sen. Obama, along with then-Sen. Biden and top Congressional Democrats, opposed the new plan. In remarks given immediately after the strategy was laid out, then-Sen. Obama said, “I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”... Read more →

Howard P. Handy, Retired Camden City Police Lt., formerly of Gloucester City

HOWARD P. HANDY Funeral services were held for Howard P. Handy, 63, of Franklinville, formerly of Camden and Gloucester City. Loving husband of Dorothy. Devoted son of the late Walter & Florence Handy. Dear brother of Albert (Patricia) and Michael (Barbara). Brother-in-law of the late Robert Stimelski (Theresa) and their children Robert (Diana) and Bernadette Klaus (William). He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Howard was a member of the Camden City Police Department for 28 years and retired as Lieutenant in 1997. After retiring, he worked as a N.J. Transit bus driver until 2007. Howard served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. Read more →

Sept. 2nd Gloucester City News Headlines

Gloucester City Council Honors Longtime Barber Frank Anello Alice Costello School In Brooklawn Announces Classroom Assignments Have A Great Labor Day, Readers and Advertisers. Deadline Friday At Noon This Week Jay’s Elbow Room Wins Co-Ed Softball Championship Gloucester Terminal And Leo Holt Gets Contract For Del Monte Eric Fetterolf, Former Gloucester City Employee, Dies Suddenly Read more →

The Bed Bugs Are Coming. Are You Ready?

Image via Wikipedia Bed bugs are becoming increasingly common and are starting to show up in more places than nasty hotel rooms. Just last week, a woman reported being bitten at the AMC Empire 25 theater in Times Square and experts warn that they’re on the rise in cities across the US. We talked to Changlu Wang, an urban entomologist at Rutgers who specializes in urban pest control, for the scoop on the bed bug situation in Philly and what we can all do to avoid becoming a nighttime buffet. Q: What is the bed bug situation in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia right now? Do we have it as bad as other states? A: Just like any in other major city, I think the cases are increasing, slowly but steadily. The number of cases will be increasing in the next decade or maybe longer. Q: Why are they on the rise?... Read more →

Meandering with Mark Matthews: Brooklawn Kmart Down, but Wal-Mart Continues its Growth

By Mark Matthews By this time everyone knows the Brooklawn K-Mart is closing. The store is PACKED with shoppers. My wife was there on a Friday night and said every register was open! I was tempted to drive over to witness it! If all it took was to knock 20% off of everything to pack the store, why didn’t they do it years ago? J Walmart continues to grow and in my opinion definitely squeezed the life out of our K-Mart (or K-mart continues to let things slip to a level that consumers choose to drive a little further for other shopping options). But Walmart is not done. Opening this fall is ANOTHER Walmart for our area, at the Somerdale Plaza. Most of us know the center simply for its Cinemark Movie Theater and a bunch of failed and empty stores. Walmart has been planning and building this location for... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Public Schools September Dates To Remember:

8/9/08 PRESS RELEASE: EARLY DISMISSAL – September 2 & 7 – Grades 1-8 - 12:30 NO LUNCHES SERVED September 3 & 6 – Schools Closed – Labor Day Weekend REGULAR SCHEDULE BEGINS – September 8th – Grades 1-4 – 8:30 – 3:00 Grades 5-8 - 8:30 – 3:00 Pre School & Kindergarten AM Session - 8:30 – 11:00 PM Session - 12:30 – 3:00 Pervasive Developmental Disorders Class – 8:30 – 3:00 13TH – BOE MEETING – KERSHAW MEDIA CENTER – 7:30 PM 14TH – MARY BRAY PICTURE DAY 15TH – KERSHAW PICTURE DAY & BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT @ 7 PM 22ND – MARY BRAY BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – 7 PM 28TH - PTO Ice Cream Social – Mary Bray School PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO PTO MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER *Lunch - Mary Bray School Grades 1-4 11:40 AM to 12:25 PM R. W. Kershaw School 11:40... Read more →

The Shakeup of Parishes in the Camden Diocese Continues

Bishop Joseph Galante formally announced today, August 27th, that two new parishes will be established on September 29, 2010 through the consolidation of five existing parishes. The announcement establishing the new parishes was made in two formal decrees, which were published in the August 27th edition of the Catholic Star Herald. St. Clare of Assisi Parish will be established through the consolidation of St. John the Evangelist in Paulsboro, St. Joseph in Swedesboro, and St. Michael in Gibbstown. The seat of the new parish will be located at St. Michael Church. St. Joseph Church also will be used as a worship site for the new parish. Father David Grover, Priest Convener for the consolidation, has been named pastor of the new parish for a six year term. St. Clare of Assisi Parish, will retain the boundaries of the three existing parishes, and will serve about 3,760 families in Gloucester County.... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire Department: Iron and Steel

Sunday, August 29, 2010 - Bellmawr — Two weeks before the ninth anniversary of 9/11, firefighters lined up on highway overpasses Saturday to salute a motorcade escorting steel beams recovered from the World Trade Center to Arlington, Va. The daylong procession was the third run delivering steel from ground zero to be sponsored by the New York Fire Department's Fire Family Transport Foundation, the Iron and Steel Team of motorcyclists and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Units from the Bellmawr Fire Department covered three major highway overpasses. The members were proud to be a part of such a honorable event. via Related articles by Zemanta Bellmawr Fire Department: Route 42 MVA Sunday, June 20 ( Charles Gardner, Associate Member of the Bellmawr Fire Dept. ( Child Struck by Vehicle in Bellmawr ( Bellmawr Fire Department: 4 Vehicle Accident, 3 Injured ( Read more →

Tips and Snippets: A Look at the 1,946 Rental Properties in Gloucester City

By Bill Cleary A number of questions arose following the article I wrote recently on Community Pride. For example how many rental properties are there in Gloucester City? Who are the biggest landlords? A request to the City Housing Office for those answers required an OPRA form to be submitted to the City Clerk. Ten days later I was handed a 46 page list that contained the names of the landlords and the addresses of the rental properties for 2010. In July I had asked City Administrator Jack Lipsett for a list of all the vacant lots in Gloucester City. He said recently that he was still working on compiling that information. Looking over the Housing Office documents one notices immediately that there are entire blocks of rentals that have taken over neighborhoods located on the west side of Broadway. In fact on the west side of town from Broadway... Read more →

Hunting & Fishing: NRA Will Not Endorse Harry Reid for Re-Election

Statement From NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox On The 2010 Nevada U.S. Senate Race In the coming days and weeks, the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) will be announcing endorsements and candidate ratings in hundreds of federal races, as well as thousands of state legislative races. Unless these announcements are required by the timing of primary or special elections, the NRA-PVF generally does not issue endorsements while important legislative business is pending. The NRA-PVF also operates under a long-standing policy that gives preference to incumbent candidates who have voted with the NRA on key issues, which is explained in more detail here. The U.S. Senate recently considered a number of issues important to NRA members, including the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Out of respect for the confirmation process, the NRA did not announce its position on Ms. Kagan's confirmation until the conclusion of her testimony before... Read more →

Del Monte to move operations to Gloucester City

by Deborah Hirsch | | Courier-Post Del Monte will set up at a Gloucester City Marine Terminal facility overseen by Holt Logistics Inc., one of two private port operators that recently competed for the Coral Gables, Fla.-based company with offers of cheaper labor, according to a port official. Photo: A ship unloading cargo at the Holt Marine Terminal, Gloucester City `CNB file photo Holt also runs the Packer Avenue Terminal in South Philadelphia. The produce giant will leave its 22-year home at the Broadway Terminal, operated by the South Jersey Port Corp., a quasi-state agency. But Executive Director Joseph Balzano said Del Monte will still honor a $1.4 million a year annual lease that expires in 2019. via Read more →

Alice Costello School Begins September 7

School begins for students on TUESDAY September 7th. The 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th are single session days (8:35 - 12:45) NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED ON SINGLE SESSION DAYS Lunch begins on Monday, September 13th If you have any questions please call the school at 456-4039 x 0 STUDENT LINE-UP PROCEDURES: Pre K students will line up and enter the building through the door directly in front of the Pre-K classroom. Ms. Wilson’s Kindergarten classes will line up on the right side of the Media Center and enter through the Main entrance. Mrs. Cesare’s 2rd grade, Mrs. Glasofer’s 2ND grade Mrs. McMahon’s 4th grade, and Ms. Crawford’s 4th grade will line up on the left side of the Media Center and enter the building through the doors at the top of the steps. Ms. Quattrochi’s 1st grade class, Mrs. Parry’s 3rd grade, and Ms. Young’s 5th grade, will line... Read more →

This Just In: Former Gloucester City Employee Eric Fetteroff Dies Suddenly

Eric Fetterolf, former project coordinator of Redevelopment in the Gloucester City Community Development Office, died yesterday (August 28. 2010) of a apparent heart attack. Mr. Fetterolf was one of several people to be laid off by the City of Gloucester City in June because of a budget deficit. He had worked for the City for 12 plus years. Funeral service are pending. Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City Redevelopment Coordinator Ask Council to Save His Job ( Read more →

Mayor Nutter Welcomes $129 Million Federal Grant

August 24, 2010 Project to be housed at The Navy Yard, led by Penn State University in partnership with Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and more than 22 Other Partners from the Public and Private Sectors and Academia August 24, 2010 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter applauded the US Department of Energy and several other federal agencies’ announcement that they have jointly awarded a $129 million grant to a partnership based in Philadelphia. The grant will support the creation of the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy Efficiency Buildings (GPIC). Housed at The Navy Yard, GPIC will: Further interdisciplinary research into building energy efficiency technologies Support the commercialization of new energy efficiency technologies to generate new jobs and economic activity Develop new approaches to training and career development in the energy efficiency field Craft new public policy approaches to reducing energy use “This investment confirms that Philadelphia is emerging as... Read more →

Brooklawn: Barth-McCarthy Wiffleball Reunion Odds

See 2008 Photo Album Photo: 2008 WB Reunion T-shirt Erin’s Secret Garden (6-5) Unitis- Sean trying to make up for a failed high school career. Tummy Tee ( 7-5 ) Collins- Defending champs? Rumor has it Jerry has been doing a bit too much celebrating; not sure if he is in playing shape. Gaetano’s ( 9-5 ) Fahy, Sharyky- Fahy afraid to play after Sharky meltdown in Wiffle Palooza four years ago. Jeep MacAdams ( 7-5 ) MacAdams, Ainsley- Humes says his back still hurts from carrying Ainsley Barth Accounting ( 8-5 ) Scully, Walker- A couple disappointing years…over the hill?? Shoprite ( 9-5 ) Herman, Baker- Always a slug fest with Herman on the mound. Sal & Pats ( 2-1 ) Blackiston, Darrow- Jean back hoping for a championship dinner! Bellmawr Storage ( 2-1 ) Rebstocks- Kevin + Lauren = less commitment to wiffleball. Lipkins ( 3-1 ) Cooper,... Read more →

Rowan University 2010 Women’s Volleyball Outlook

by Jon McMenamin The Rowan University women’s volleyball team has many new faces in 2010. Among the Profs’ 15 players there are three veterans and 12 rookies. Last season, Rowan finished with a 13-17 overall record and a 4-4 conference mark. The Profs advanced to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament for the third straight year. “This year we are taller, quicker and more athletic,” said head coach Libby Ranero. “We are more experienced and have a larger group of players. Ironically, in the past few seasons we have been strong defensively. This year, we are strong offensively with a lot of power and if we have a weakness, it is defense.” The Profs have a solid group of veterans returning. NJAC Rookie of the Year and All-Conference second team selection Katie Havlicek (so. Midland Park, NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) will once again play at outside hitter. Last season,... Read more →

Welcome Back From Iraq Specialist Michelle Smith

Sunday, August 29, 2010 Time: 7:15 AM Where: 1030 Harrison Avenue #G-1 Collingswood, New Jersey 080107 Please come out to welcome home Specialist Michelle Smith from serving in Iraq. Specialist Michelle Smith is 21 years old and has been in the military for over 2 years. In the Army, Specialist Smith is a Military Police Officer and serves in the 558th MP Company. Specialist Smith is a 2007 Collingswood High School graduate. Besides loving her country, Michelle absolutely loves animals. Before joining the army, she worked for years at the Collingswood Vet Hospital. Michelle is welcomed by her loving sister, Gina who has been very excited for this day for some time now. The Warrior Watch Riders, Yellow Ribbon Club, Collingswood Fire and Police Departments, along with the Borough of Collingswood will be on hand to make some noise and welcome home this hero in Rock Star style. Hope to... Read more →

Kim Ann Griffith, of Gloucester City, Loved Eating Crabs, Spending Time With Family

Born in Camden, NJ on Aug. 22, 1960. Departed on Aug. 26, 2010. Resided in Gloucester City, NJ. Visitation: Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2010 Service: Thursday, Sep. 2, 2010 Cemetery: New St. Mary's Cemetery Kim Ann Griffith of Gloucester , NJ on August 26, 2010, aged 50 years. Always smiling, Kim was so full of life. For 19 years,Kim worked as a sheet metal worker for the Local Union # 19 in Philadelphia. She was a member of the Garrison Ladies Auxiliary & the VFW National Park, NJ. Spending time with her family, eating crabs & kickin back some cocktails, relaxing by the poolside are some of the wonderful memories Kim leaves behind. Beloved mother of Kristina Griffith. Companion of 9 years to Mark Schultz. Dear sister of Walter (Kim) Griffith Jr. and the late Lynn Marie MacDonald (James, Jr) Loving aunt of Ashley, Daniele, James III, Kelsie, Walter III and... Read more →

Anthony "Tony" Jervas, age 41, of Audubon Park

JERVAS Anthony “Tony” Suddenly at home, on August 25, 2010. Age 41. Of Audubon Park, formerly of Pennsauken. He is survived by his wife of 15 years Traci (nee Grubb), his 3 children, Gina, Christopher (Breanna), and Jessi, and his 2 grandsons Peyton and Justin. Son of Rosemarie (nee Minerva) and the late Richard. Twin brother of Lisa Wolf and 5 other siblings Rosemarie (Kevin), Richard, Michael (Cheryl), Angela, and Nicholas(Carolyn). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by ALL who knew him. Now you can ride your bike on the wide open road in the sky pain free. You are in my heart FOREVER! Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Catholic Funeral Service will begin at 8 PM in the funeral home.... Read more →

Miracle Rescue Saves Baby From N.J. House Fire « CBS New York-

August 26, 2010 5:25 PM Firefighters battled a house fire in Trenton on August 26, 2010. They were able to rescue an 18-month-old boy from the fast-moving blaze. From julieparise TRENTON, N.J. (CBS 2) – A fast-moving fire killed a little boy in New Jersey, but out of that tragedy emerged an incredible story of survival. Firefighters rescued a toddler who was treading water in the basement of his burning home, reports CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown. There were mixed emotions in Trenton – grief over the death of a seven-year-old boy, mixed with gratitude that an 18-month-old little boy miraculously managed to survive. Firefighters say it was nothing less than a miracle that 18-month-old Augustine Pope is still alive. When a raging fire tore through the home at midnight, his mother, aunt, and two little girls who were also sleeping there managed to escape to safety. continue to read via... Read more →

Thought for the Day: The Principal

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL received from Adam via Email, author unknown _______________________________ This principal really nailed this one. Too bad we don't have more of them. Do take the time to read would really change our country if all schools were run like this. If every high-school principal gave this speech at the beginning of the next school year, America would be a better place. To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people. I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers, and against our country. First, this school will no longer honor race... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing News: DB Marine Study, Tritium Leak, Volunteers Needed

Delaware Bay Marine Study NJDEP's Division of Fish & Wildlife's Bureau of Marine Fisheries biologists conduct several surveys each year to study the status of species populations in the Delaware Estuary. One of these surveys is the Delaware Bay Finfish Trawl Survey. The data collected in these surveys allow biologists to develop abundance estimates and length frequencies of estuarine dependent finfish. The data are necessary for predicting future fishery trends and harvest potential. Over the years a total of 76 different species have been identified, with the five most abundant being bay anchovy, Atlantic croaker, weakfish, blue crab and Atlantic herring. For more information on the 2009 survey, including the catch history and data on the most common species captured, see on the division's website. DEP CONTINUING WORK WITH EXELON TO MANAGE TRITIUM LEAK AT OYSTER CREEK (10/P85)TRENTON - Commissioner Bob Martin today said the DEP has received the... Read more →

Coast Guard participates in air show in Atlantic City, N.J.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two Coast Guard MH-65C helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City fly by spectators during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show in Atlantic City August 25, 2010. The Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration was one of many demonstrations performed by various military and civilian aircrafts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two Coast Guard rescue swimmers are hoisted aboard a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City after performing a search and rescue demonstration during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show in Atlantic City August 25, 2010. The air show marked the 100th anniversary of the first air show to take place in New Jersey, held in 1910 in both Atlantic City and Asbury Park, N.J. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg. ### via Related articles... Read more →


August 26 TRENTON * The DEP has brokered an agreement that enables the Camden Redevelopment Agency to use dredged materials from a State-owned facility along the Delaware River in Palmyra to redevelop a Camden landfill as a multimillion-dollar Salvation Army community center, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The work is made possible by agreements reached with National Amusements, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the borough of Palmyra, and by the approval of the Burlington County Board of Freeholders. National Amusements Inc. owns the land that once served as the Tacony-Palmyra Drive-In Theater, portions of which are subject to Burlington County Bridge Commission easements. "This access agreement is an important milestone in the redevelopment of the Harrison Avenue Landfill, a project that is energizing Camden and its community leaders," Commissioner Martin said. "The DEP is committed to the Ray and Joan Kroc Center and to the people of Camden. When... Read more →


My name is Elizabeth Joyner (nee Wunder), and I am writing this letter cause I am really shocked. My mother, Elizabeth Frances Wunder (nee Fuhlbrick), was born and lived her whole life in Gloucester City. She died on September 20, 2009, and was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery -- in the crypt (I-E-54) where the Virgin Mary watches over her. My sister bought a silver angel from all of us and took it out to the grave. She put the angel under the bench that sits in front of the Virgin Mary. She thought it would be okay there, as someone else had put something under the other bench for his or her loved one – and it had been there for almost a year. But, we were wrong. I was shocked to find that someone would take something from a grave. I was so shocked that all I could... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News

Register for the Women’s Health Conference The 2010 Camden County Women’s Health Conference will be held on September 25 at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees. “The free conference features a series of 64 workshops and 90 exhibitors as well as sponsors and a complimentary continental breakfast and box lunch,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Health Department. to sign up today. Hundreds have registered already, so be sure to register now to get into the workshops you want to attend. Caring for Aging Loved Ones Conference September 15 The Freeholder Board, in conjunction with the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services, will host the free Caring for Aging Loved Ones Conference on September 15 at the Holiday Inn in Runnemede from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. “The impact of caring for aging loved ones knows no racial, economic or religious barriers,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison... Read more →

Pa. Firefighter Suffers Fatal Heart Attack | News Posted: Wed, 08/25/2010 - 10:01am Updated: Wed, 08/25/2010 - 10:11am A Delta-Cardiff volunteer firefighter died on Aug. 23 after suffering a massive heart attack after a shift the previous day, according to the USFA. Firefighter Douglas Farrington, who was also the president of the department, responded to the station to man a backup engine as the fire company responded to a barn fire in Peach Bottom Township in York County, Pa. He assisted in cleaning the rig and putting away equipment when it returned and went home at approximately 11:30 p.m. The following morning he reported to duty at his full-time job as a fire inspector for the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department in Aberdeen, Md., but would soon return to home in Pennsylvania where he would suffer a fatal heart attack at approximately 11:16 a.m. Visitation for Farrington will be held on Thurs., Aug. 26 from 3... Read more →

Bellmawr Celebrates National Night Out

By Chris Concannon NEWS Correspondent Hundreds of local residents converged on the Bellmawr Recreation Center August 3, as Bellmawr hosted its Seventh Annual National Night Out. Part of an ever-growing nationwide effort to educate the public on ways to prevent crime in their neighborhoods, Bellmawr’s version was hosted, as always, by the Bellmawr Police Department. The weather conditions were very favorable, as a light breeze kept everyone cool – a marked change from the incinerator-like heat and humidity of past Night Out events. Several displays were available for people to see, courtesy of the Bellmawr Fire Department, Zone 5 (Police) Tactical Task Force, as well as Camden County Canteen 2. Many police officers, firefighters and EMTs were standing by to answer any questions posed them by those in attendance. Mister Softee handed out free ice cream, compliments of the Bellmawr Democrat Club. Hot dogs, pretzels and other refreshments, were available... Read more →

Former Pro Ball Player Says Air Guard is His Winning Team

By Air Force Master Sgt. Desiree Twombly Arizona National Guard TUSCON, Aug. 24, 2010 - When Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Harvey lights the candles on the altar before Mass on drill weekends, he favors the hand that once pitched to Ken Griffey Jr. Staff Sgt. Trevor Harvey, a chaplain's assistant at the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing, prepares for Catholic Mass on a drill weekend. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Desiree Twombly (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "During one game I pitched, he hit a ball over 500 feet," said Harvey, who now serves as the chaplain's assistant with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing here. Originally from Imlay City, Mich., Harvey started playing baseball at age 7 and he excelled in the sport. Throughout high school, he played varsity baseball. Just before graduation, word spread quickly to local scouts about... Read more →

Olga Marie Zalewski, of West Collingswood Hts., Co- Founder of Crown Photo, Gloucester City

(February 2, 1920 - August 23, 2011) Olga Marie Zalewski (nee Redkoles) on August 23, 2010 of W. Collingswood Heights. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Devoted mother of Arleen Zalewski, Eugene Zalewski and his wife Angela and the late Michael Zalewski. Loving sister of Anne Paranzino and Andrew Redkoles. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Zalewski was the co-founder of Crown Photographic Inc. for 35 years, where she was corporate secretary and customer liaison. She was considered by her peers to be one of the best photographic print finishers in the industry. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Friday evening from 7 to 9pm and Saturday morning from 8:15 to 9:15am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass Saturday morning 10am Emmaus Catholic Community, Holy Maternity Church, Audubon. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers the family requests that... Read more →

All Hands Fire in Barrington; No Injuries Reported

Monday, August 23, 2010 - Late Monday night, Rescue 32, Ladder 33, & Battalion 303 (Kibler) assisted neighboring Barrington FD with a working fire at 139 Woodland Avenue. Battalion 91 (Houck) arrived with fire showing from a 2 story single family dwelling w/ reports of people trapped. Rescue 32 conducted the search and outside vent with Ladder 33 opening up the 2nd floor. Occupants were accounted for and no injuries were reported. Pictures Courtesy of Bill Reiger & Philly Fire News via Read more →

Just Sayin': Shrinking Pants

By Dawn Watson Just Sayin’ is a parody and/or reflection of current social trends. My pants are shrinking. Just the other day I went through my closet, searching for just the right pair of slacks. I tried on pair after pair, even a few skirts, and they had all magically shrunk a size or two! Thinking it was the closet’s fault I moved the pile to a chair. When I resumed the awful task of trying to stuff my size-18 (and I’m being kind, here) hinder into them it was like trying to stuff a pound of sausage into a half-pound casing. So I threw them onto the bed and walked away. After a snack of leftover fried chicken, I resumed my quest to find the perfect outfit. After all, my lady friends were coming over for lunch the following day and I wanted to be fancy. And I sure... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Blue Collar Conservation, Feral Hogs,

What is “Blue Collar Conservation?” by Anthony Mauro Sr. 1. Understanding the workings of conservation/intelligent design in ecosystem function and health Participation in fishing & hunting as a means of deepening this awareness through hands-on involvement in conservation (sustainable use of natural resources) 3. Educating others about the merits of conservation and unionizing outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen to advance this understanding into public policy. The practice of Blue Collar Conservation is the foundation for a culture of ecology, which is a remedy environmental health. Learn how you can become a blue collar conservationist by inviting the NJOA to make a presentation to members of your outdoor club. It's free. This presentation is for anglers, hunters, foresters, marine biologists, bird watchers, hikers, bikers - anyone who loves the outdoors. Don’t go green – go blue. Become a “blue collar conservationist.” Contact me for more details: Feral Hog Permit Available The NJDEP's... Read more →