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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... Read more →


Move by Del Monte a setback for union

| courierpostonline.com | 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... 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 FedsHireVets.gov for a full listing of openings. The pool of jobs available includes... Read more →


American Heroes: Over 3 Day Period Nine Servicemen KIA

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of nine soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom that were killed in action between August 27 and August 29.. Killed Aug. 29 at Nangahar, Afghanistan, of wound sustained when their military vehicle was struck by rocket propelled grenade on Aug. 28 at Nangahar, Afghanistan were: Capt. Ellery R. Wallace, 33, of Utah. Pfc. Bryn T. Raver, 20, of Harrison, Ark. Wallace was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


HELP BROOKLAWN YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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... Read more →


THE FINAL INSPECTION - A Tribute to all Armed Forces Personnel

The Soldier stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. 'Step forward now, you Soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?' The Soldier squared his shoulders and said, 'No, my Lord, I ain't. Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk... 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... Read more →


ROWAN HONORS FOOTBALL PLAYERS FOR ACADEMICS

Photo ID - (left to right): Harry Beaudet, Mike Wentz, Frank Rubino, Frank Lisante, Chris Popper, Casey Dillon, Bill Kushner, Jean Collado, Jay Accorsi GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University Brown and Gold Gridiron Club honored six football players for their academic achievements at a ceremony on Thursday, August 26. The ceremony took place in the lobby of the University’s Science Hall. The awards were created by alumni Bill Kushner ’50 and Harry Beaudet ’50 to honor student-athletes on the football team that have accumulated... 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... 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 —... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 –... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Rowan University 2010 Women’s Soccer Outlook

Press Release This year, the Rowan University women’s soccer team is looking for another successful season. In 2009, the Profs had a 17-3-1 overall record and they were undefeated (9-0) in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) for the regular season title. The 17 victories tied the school record for most wins in a season. Rowan received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament and advanced to the third round for the first time in the program’s 15-year history. The women’s soccer... 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... Read more →


American Heroes: Petty Officer 3rd Class James M. Swink, Spc. Justin B. Shoecraft, 28

The Department of Defense announced the death of a two members of the military who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Officer 3rd Class James M. Swink, 20, of Yucca Valley, Calif., died Aug. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Swink was a hospital corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Forces. Spc. Justin B. Shoecraft, 28, of Elkhart, Ind., died Aug. 24 at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device... Read more →


Del Monte to move operations to Gloucester City

by Deborah Hirsch | courierpostonline.com | 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... 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... 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 (gloucestercitynews.net) 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →