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September 2010

TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Waterfront Restaurant on Hold; New Waterfront Walkway; What is the Answer?; Channel 19 Down!

By Bill Cleary WATERFRONT RESTAURANT ON HOLD AGAIN-Come to find out that Pat O'Donnell has backed out of the deal to build a restaurant on the pier at the old Coast Guard Base, King Street and the Delaware River. The recession is part of the reason I was told, Pat like... Read more →

Obits: George Pyffer, formerly of Gloucester City; Mary A. Canuso of Bellmawr; Marian G. Wynn of Bellmawr; Richard A. Rabeau, Sr. of Bellmawr; Michael R. Temmermand Jr., of Gloucester City

George J. Pyffer Jr., formerly of Gloucester City, Vietnam Navy Veteran, Member of Pipefitter Local 322 George J. Pyffer, Jr., 64, of Estell Manor, passed away suddenly at his home on September 27, 2010. Raised in Gloucester City, George served in the U.S. Navy for four years during Vietnam. After the... Read more →

Pensioner jailed for attacking Hells Angel

- Motorcycle news: Bizarre - Visordown A PENSIONER has been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to causing grievious bodily harm to a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang. Keith Degroot, 66, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Hells Angel Stephen Hall after the pensioner smashed Hall... Read more →

Earth to Neshaminy Teachers’ Union: Have We Met?

BY CHRIS FREIND | The Philly Post So for a classic case study of how space cadets operate, let’s take a look at the ongoing legalized extortion occurring in the Neshaminy School District. The teachers union in that Bucks County district has been at odds with the school board for months.... Read more →

Obituaries: Alvin F. Wilke Jr., of Gloucester City; Steve Van Buri Sr. formerly of Audubon Park, of Gloucester City

Alvin F. Wilke Jr., of Gloucester City, Knights of Columbus Council 674 Member Alvin F. Wilke Jr., of Gloucester City, wWent to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Hospital of Pennsylvania, surrounded by his loving family. Age 66. Of Gloucester City. Alvin was the son of... Read more →

Ralph Randolph Jr., of Gloucester City, former Gloucester City Fire Department Chief

On September 28, 2010. Of Gloucester City. Cherished Hubby of 51 years to Dorothy K. (nee Groff). Devoted father of Ralph Randolph, III, Cherylann Randolph and NancyLynne Baus (Kenneth Jr.). Beloved grandfather of Derick, Aaron (Theresa), Douglas and Matthew. Ralph was born in Camden and raised in Woodlynne. Ralph was known... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Fall Bow, Docks at Frankford Arsenal, Dear Boat Owner

FALL BOW SEASON BEGINS OCT. 2 New Jersey's regular Fall Bow deer hunting season kicks off statewide on Saturday, October 2 and extends through October 29. This season, Garden State bow hunters will benefit from another important regulation change, which comes on the heels of two changes implemented last season that... Read more →

Longshoremen Shut Down Ports in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

by Linda Loyd Philadephia Inquirer, September 28 Longshoremen shut down the Port of New York and New Jersey and Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia Tuesday to protest Del Monte Fresh Produce Co.'s move from Camden to a cheaper-labor terminal in Gloucester City.Pickets by members of the International Longshoremen's Association... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Board of Education Will Not Charge For Pre-School

By Leigh Anne Hubbs NEWS Correspondent The Mt. Ephraim Board of Education voted 6-1 to stop charging for preschool during last week’s meeting. In the spring, members had voted to begin charging regular education preschool students $3,260 for the 2010-11 school year as a way to raise funds after state aid... Read more →

Submit Your Cheer and Jeer for September

Put on your thinking caps! We need your Cheers and Jeers for the month of September. Deadline September 30th. No matter where you live... New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Japan, anywhere in the world. Send to BillGCN@verizon.net. Related articles by Zemanta Cheers and Jeers for August 2010 (gloucestercitynews.net) Cheers and Jeers for June... Read more →

Obits: Michael Krueger, Georgeann Drake, Lee Hagan, Doris Barrett, Rita Desher, Denise Miller

MICHAEL S. KRUEGER Funeral Services were held for Michael S. Krueger, 43, of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Bellmawr, passed away on September 12, 2010. Son of the late Nancy and Kenneth Krueger. Brother of the late Cindy Davis. Survived by siblings, Michele Heimlich, Kathy Ertl, Scott Krueger, Chris Krueger, Kelli McQuaid,... Read more →

Work Has Begun on $3 Million Mount Ephraim Fire House; Weather Permitting Completed in 2011

By Chris Concannon NEWS Correspondent The morning silence along Bell Road in Mt. Ephraim September 13 was broken around 7 a.m. by the sound of a running backhoe, as demolition began on the Mt. Ephraim Fire Department’s (Station 45) Bell Road Station. Station 45 Chief Brian Gilmore said the $3 million... Read more →


TRENTON - As part of its commitment to customer service, the Department of Environmental Protection has launched an Office of Dispute Resolution to help find common ground between the Department and the regulated community to prevent differences from becoming full-blown legal battles. "The Office of Dispute Resolution will play a key... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for Sept. 30 issue

Bellmawr Park PTO Official Admits Stealing $5,000 From Organization Gloucester Day October 9 At Martin’s Lake Governor Christie Will Decide Fate Of New Gloucester City Middle School Gloucester City Council Okays Bond Ordinance To Buy Front End Loader For Snow Removal ClassLink Program Presented To Bellmawr School Board Brooklawn Council Will... Read more →

Michael P. Angelastro, Owner of Angelastro's Hairstyling, Gloucester Catholic HS Alumni

Michael P. Angelastro, 73, of Egg Harbor Twp, formerly of Woodbury, on September 26, 2010. Mike enthusiastically embraced everything life had to offer. Whether it was his love of the Philly sports teams, Phillies fantasy camp, travelling throughout America and Europe, skydiving or business, Mike reveled in these activities and many... Read more →

Obituaries: Warren "Frank" Houser, of Gloucester City; Clayton D. McMasters, of Woodbine

Warren "Frank" Houser, age 70 of Gloucester City, Member of International Union #5 of Bricklayers, Devoted Grandfather; Services Wednesday Evening On Sept. 22, 2010. Age 70. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Frank (Lisa) Houser, Michael (Linda) Houser, Diane (Gary) Houser, Tina (John ) DeFrank and Janet (Doug) Olive. Beloved Brother... Read more →

Welcome Home Sgt. Caitlin J. Swanson of Audubon NJ

Thank You for Your Service Sgt. Caitlin J. Swanson Friday, October 1, 2010 Time: 7:15 PM “ish 208 Virginia Ave. Audubon Please come out and celebrate the safe return and completion of service of Sgt. Caitlin Swanson. Cait has served in the US Army for 5 years and recently completed her... Read more →

Comcast Hackers Sentenced to Prison

PHILADELPHIA—Christopher Allen Lewis, a.k.a. “EBK,” 20, of Newark, Delaware, and Michael Paul Nebel, a.k.a. “Slacker,” 28, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, were sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring to disrupt service at Comcast corporation’s www.comcast.net website, on May 28 and 29, 2008, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Lewis... Read more →

Jersey City School Construction Projects Will Continue to Wait for State Action

By John Mooney • Sep 22nd, 2010 • | The Jersey City Independent Five school construction projects in Jersey City are not likely to restart in 2010, the head of the state’s Schools Development Authority (SDA) said at a South Jersey hearing yesterday. Marc Larkins also hinted that there may be... Read more →

Visiting Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki Prefecture & Sasebo City Japan

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. In Dutch, Huis Ten Bosch, means "house in the woods." In Japan, it is a theme park with canals running through a spacious landscape surrounded by water and forest, with amusements, museums, shops of all kinds, restaurants, hotels and much more.... Read more →

City of Gloucester City Has New Modern Water Treatment Plant

Caption by Bill Cleary (photos by Adrianne Parent) THE GRAND OPENING of the City of Gloucester City Water Works was held on September 21. Attending the ceremony were former council members who were instrumental in the planning of the project along with present council members who continued to work on the... Read more →


Great grandfathers watched as their friends died in the Civil War. My father watched as his friends died in WW II. And I watched as my friends died in Vietnam . None of them died for the Mexican Flag. Everyone died for the American flag. Texas high school students raised a... Read more →


By Raymond J. Rolak Autumn in Poland is a great time for tourism. The weather is pleasant and there are many harvest festivals. In the cities, summer hotel pressure is finished and the crowds have diminished. In the resort areas from Sopot to Gdansk (Baltic sea-shore) traffic has diminished. In the... Read more →

With retirements, layoffs looming and no overtime, Atlantic City firefighters say they're spread thin

- pressofAtlanticCity.com Nearby, 35 firefighters were finishing work on a devastating fire that burned dozens of people out of an Atlantic City rooming house. It was about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 29. That left only four firefighters to protect the rest of the city, he said, all of them on the west... Read more →

American Heroes: Names of 5 Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash Released

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who died in a helicopter crash Sept. 21 during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All soldiers were assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed were: Lt.... Read more →

Obituaries: Agnes E. Galiano of Brooklawn; Gertrude Scarpato, of Bellmawr

Agnes E. Galiano Switchboard Operator, Loved Casinos and Collecting Coins Agnes E. Galiano, age 71 of Brooklawn, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24th, 2010. Born and raised in South Philadelphia she moved to NJ in 1972. Agnes worked as a switchboard operator for Live Message America in Audubon. She enjoyed collecting... Read more →

Obituaries: Salvatore J. Marchese, formerly of Audubon; Barbara Rothman, formerly of Bellmawr

Salvatore J. Marchese of Blackwood, formerly of Audubon (April 11, 1984 - September 23, 2010) Salvatore J. Marchese, suddenly, on September 23, 2010, of Blackwood, formerly of Audubon. Age 26. Devoted father of Salvatore W., II. Beloved son of Patricia DiRenzo and Salvatore W. Marchese and Monica. Loving brother of Nichole... Read more →

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies - MLB.com Preview

Image via Wikipedia By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com Forget about who's playing spoiler, about hoping the opposition does well against its natural rivals. The Phillies have leaped over that segment of the schedule and now find themselves in position to aid their own cause. Philadelphia, winners of 11 straight games, are... Read more →

Ohio Firefighter Hit by Water Tank Cap Dies | Firehouse.com

Firehouse.com News Posted: Sat, 09/25/2010 - 09:06am Updated: Sat, 09/25/2010 - 09:06am A volunteer with the McArthur Fire Department was killed after being hit by a water tank cap last night while battling a brush fire, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Firefighter Ryan Seitz, 26, died when a cap on a... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Anniversary Issue

by Dawn Watson Since this is my 52nd Pet Tip of the Week column here on Cleary’s Notebook I thought I should let you, the reader, pick the topic for next week. Below, I have listed a few of the ones that received lots of comments or questions: Teaching an Old... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire Department News

Friday, September 24, 2010 - Last evening at the Borough Council meeting, Mayor and Council along with Local Fire Officials kicked off this years Fire Prevention efforts by recognizing the last years Fire Prevention poster contest winners. Each student was awarded a savings bond for their efforts. This year's fire prevention... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing:NJ Dog Training Areas, Don't Feed the Bears, Take a Kid Hunting, PA Hunters

NJ Dog Training Areas The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking quail on eleven (11) Dog Training Areas prior to the November 6 opening of the small game season. The quail are stocked for dog training purposes only. The dog training areas are located within the following... Read more →

The Fantasy Football Fanatic: WEEK 3

BY Dan Snake Watson Greetings once again, Fantasy Football fans and welcome to Week 3 of this column in Cleary’s Notebook. Here’s hoping that everyone is at 2-0 heading into this week. I am 2-0 in one of my leagues and 1-1 in the other. I wanted to mention my starting... Read more →

Warner Realtors to Auction Residential and Commercial Properties in Philly and South Jersey

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 22 — /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Real Estate & Auction Company [www.warnerrealtors.com] announces the auction of residential and commercial properties in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia on Friday, October 1, according to Rich Warner, President and Broker. Located at 3303 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, the first property is... Read more →

Partnership for Education Launched; Facebook Founder Donates $100 Million to Program

Zuckerberg to Establish $100 Million Foundation—Startup: Education — to Improve Student Success and Champion Great Teachers, Starting with Newark, New Jersey Newark, N.J. September 24, 2010 – On today’s Oprah Winfrey Show, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker launched the Partnership for Education in Newark, an... Read more →

New Jersey to Receive $112 Million in Federal Funds for Anti-Foreclosure Initiatives

New Jersey Home Keeper Program will Aid between 2,500 – 4000 Households Statewide Thursday, September 23, 2010 Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced today that New Jersey will receive $112 million in federal funding for anti-foreclosure assistance to help struggling homeowners. The allocation will be distributed to the New Jersey... Read more →

Say A Prayer for Mike, This Week's Rumor, Another Title for Jack, The Unpopular Middle School, Longshoremen Demonstration

TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY SAY A PRAYER FOR MIKE- Michael Battersby is the 16-year-old teenager who was hit by a freight train in Gloucester City on Sept. 20. Michael is the son of Ronnie Gorman Battersby and Robert Battersby. He is a sophomore at Gloucester City High School. Because... Read more →

American Heroes: Five Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who died in a helicopter crash Sept. 21 during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All soldiers were assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed were: Maj.... Read more →

Obits: Phyliss Thomas of Gloucester City; Charles Dunn, of Deptford

Philomena (Phyllis) Thomas of Gloucester City, Loved the Phillies and Camping On September 21, 2010 (nee Conlon) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 83. She was the beloved wife of the late John Thomas and loving mother of John of Gloucester City, Edward (Stella) of Bellmawr, Robert (Brenda) and Glenn (Diane) both... Read more →

Students of Brother of the Wolf Enjoy Nature

Students at Brother of the Wolf, located in beautiful Gloucester City, visited Cedar Run Wildlife Preserve yesterday. Enjoying nature is Wahya Delvnegv (Silver Wolf, aka Paul Cropper), Christine Re, Carol Pierce, and Larry Fine. Missing from the picture is Hector Rodriquez. The students will be graduating as certified dog trainers on... Read more →

Third Annual 4Kay Golf Classic Raises Over $171,000

CARY, N.C. - The Kay Yow Cancer Fund™, in partnership with The V Foundation and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, held its third annual 4Kay® Golf Classic presented by Nike on September 12-13, 2010, at Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Over 150 women’s basketball coaches, administrators and supporters... Read more →