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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 the rest of us has lost money because of the economy. As such the City is back to square one and is advertising for RFP's (Request For Proposal) to get the project back on track. Do you know anyone with a lot of cash in the restaurant business? Only time will tell how long it will take to get a response to the RFP's. WE CAN DREAM: The world famous Gloucester House in Gloucester MA celebrates its 50 anniversary this year. (photo courtesy of Donna Henefer) What we do know is the City has been talking about this restaurant... 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 service he started out as a pipefitter at the U.S. Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and was a 30 year member of Local 322. He was also the owner of Custom Seamless Gutters of Ocean City for several years. George was an avid rider and one of the founding members of the Accelerators. Preceded in death by his wife Helene, George will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his five children: George III, Lauria, and Amy Pyffer, and Robert and Amy Scarano; five siblings: Judy Battersby, Dottie Mills, Mary Lynn Zippel (Mario), Elizabeth Carlino (Joseph), and Michael Pyffer; and... 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 in the face with a walking stick for calling him a "f***ing Jew". Degroot, who lived in sheltered housing in Leeds, became embroiled in an altercation with Hall in the Duck and Drake pub, in which the pensioner's glasses were knocked from his face by the burly biker. Sheffield Crown Court heard how Mr Degroot then smashed the Hall in the face with his walking stick, causing serious head and facial injuries - including bleeding on the brain and a fractured cheekbone in the attack in April 2009. READ MOVE via www.visordown.com 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 Alvin F. and Mary (nee Kaufholz) Wilke, Sr. formerly of Audubon. He leaves his beloved wife of 42 years, Constance R. (nee Wojtkowiak), son Joseph A. Wilke of Maple Shade, daughter Suzanne R. McNally of Allentown, PA, grandchildren Alexander and Elysia McNally. He is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Mountainland of Surf City, NJ and several nieces and nephews. Alvin was a graduate of Audubon High class of ’62. He earned a BA degree from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa and he attended American University in Washington, D.C. majoring in mathematics. He was a mathematician for the... 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 to many as “Bud.” He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He started as a Career Firefighter with the City of Gloucester City in 1954. Ralph became Chief of the Gloucester City Fire Department in 1977 and served until 1986. Ralph was an active member of F.M.B.A Local # 51 of the Gloucester City Fire Department where he retired in 1988. He was active with the Retired Firefighters Local Union # 500 and the New Jersey Retired Police and Firefighters Association. He was very active with the Trinity United Methodist Church on Division... 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 significantly expanded bow hunting opportunities in our state. The expansion of bow hunting opportunities in New Jersey is gaining wide recognition through Whitetail Journal magazine, which recently chose the Garden State as one of the top five crossbow deer hunting states in the nation. Last season, bow hunting regulations were changed to allow the use of crossbows and to permit Sunday bow deer hunting on Wildlife Management Areas and private property. This season, the bow hunting safety zone distance was reduced from 450 feet to 150 feet through the Bowhunting Safety Zone Perimeter Bill. The safety zone distance reduction... Read more →


Brooklawn EMS Sorry

TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS The Brooklawn EMS would like to apologize for the quality of the hoagies we provided on September 11. We were very unhappy with the quality of the hoagie and are going to make every attempt to make sure that quality is improved in the future hoagie sales. We value your continued support of Brooklawn EMS and look forward to seeing you at the next hoagie sale in October. Paul Mangine, Gloucester City Brooklawn EMS 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 was reduced. Under state law, districts are required to provide free preschool for special education students. The main reason members suggested to discontinue charging tuition was because there were 42 students enrolled in 2009-10, and only 13 this year. Of those 13, only five are regular education students that are paying tuition. Board members said the rate of $3,260 for five days a week of half-day preschool is not competitive with other preschools/day cares in the area. But, they disagreed on whether or not to lower the tuition, or to remove it all together in order to encourage enrollment.... 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 2010 (gloucestercitynews.net) July 2010 Cheers and Jeers (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Borough of Audubon Taxes Decreasing

The Borough of Audubon tax bills are being mailed out this week. Tax payments are due on Monday, November 1st, 2010. There is a 10 day grace period after which interest will begin to accrue. The tax office accepts cash, checks as well as credit cards. ** The final budget was adopted which provides for a $40 DECREASE in the estimated amount originally sent out for the August payment. This lowers the amount from $180 to $140 per year (or $15 down to $11.67 per month) on a home valued at $200,000. Thank you, Bill Gannon video of September 21 COMMISSION meeting Commissioner William E. Gannon Director of Revenue & Finance Acting C.T.O. Borough of Audubon T:1.856.547.0711 x 142 w.gannon@BoroughOfAudubon.com www.BoroughOfAudubon.com 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, Shawn Krueger and fiancée Phyllis Milukas, twenty-six nieces and nephews and eight great nieces and nephews. GEORGEANN LOUISE DRAKE Services were held privately at the convenience of the family for Georgeann Louise Drake, 57, of Bellmawr, formerly of Mount Ephraim, who died September 10, 2010. Loving daughter of the late George H. and Dolores Flade. Devoted sister of Dolores Conover (Dave) and Eileen Coombs (Bruce). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. LEE B. HAGAN Memorial Services were held for Lee B. Hagan, 59, of Bellmawr, who died September 12, 2010. Lee loved the outdoors, fishing and camping. He... 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 project, which they hope to have completed by mid- 2011 (weather permitting), also included a vacant home adjacent to the rear of the firehouse property. Gilmore said they, along with the Borough of Mt. Ephraim, purchased the home in 2003. The original building was built around 1927. Sacred Heart Church, now on Kings Highway, originally held services there. A second section for the ball-room was added in 1964. Gilmore and a few members were on hand as the backhoe continued to rattle and hum in the background, knocking down section after section of brick, mortar, steel and glass. “The... Read more →


HEROES TO HERO 5K RUN SEEKS SPONSORS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

On behalf of the Heroes to Hero 5k run I would like to thank you for your past support in helping our foundation to remember and honor our three fallen heroes. As you are well aware of, FF Tommy Stewart, Chief James Sylvester and Camden County’s own Deputy Fire Marshall John West all lost their lives while attempting to save three little girls July 4, 2002 in Gloucester City. Each and every year since this tragedy, the Heroes to Hero Foundation has honored and celebrated the lives of Tommy, Jimmy, and John. This year’s event, the 9th Annual Heroes to Hero 5K run/walk, will take place on Saturday, October 9 at 9 a.m. The 9th Annual Heroes to Hero 5K Run/Walk Committee understands that the state of our economy and the difficult decisions that have been made, and have to be made this year. With that in mind, we have... 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 Install Lock Boxes On Certain Buildings 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 others. At the center of his life was his family. He met Madelyn Duff in Spanish class in 1955 at Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City. Three years later Mike and Madelyn married. Sunday dinners with his family – eating pasta, hanging out and watching a ball game are special memories that will always be treasured. Mike had such a great touch with everyone he met. His upbeat personality and wide spread enthusiasm made being with Mike always a great day Many remember Mike as the owner of Angelastro's Hairstyling in Woodbury. In recent years, Mike was president of... 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 of Walter (Sue) Houser John Houser. Devoted grandfather of 10. Warren was known to many as Frank and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He was a member of the International Union # 5 of Bricklayers in Bordentown. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday Evening from 5 to 7 pm at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Life Celebration and Eulogy at 7 pm in the funeral home. Cremation will be private at the request of the family. Family strongly requests in lieu of flowers, donations in... Read more →


David Townsend First Ward Council Candidate Releases Campaign Slogan

I was asked to provide a campaign slogan for my campaign for Gloucester City Council, First Ward. The above phrase came to mind because no matter how one feels about how the city is progressing, we must always strive to do better and thus become greater. A Greater Gloucester City is where people who want to move, live, raise a family and conduct business. It is a place where people want to invest their time, energy and money, and a place where people want to have grown up and yes, grow old. A Greater Gloucester City provides optimal services so that the city looks its best, feels safe to its residents and welcoming to its visitors. This would encourage those looking to be homeowners to consider moving here. A Greater Gloucester markets its location convenient to Philadelphia, the airport and all of the major highways and promotes the town’s rich... 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 obligation and received an honorable discharge. She graduated from Audubon High School in 2005. She is also an honor graduate (and received the Commandants Award), of the Defense Language Institute/Arabic program in Monterey, California, which was part of her pre-deployment training. In the Army she was working for Military Intelligence as an Arabic Linguist. She did basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. She did language training at the Defense Language Institute from 2005-2007. She went to Goodfellow AFB, TX for advanced Arabic Training 2006-2007. Then she went to Ft. Campbell KY and was with the 101st Airborne/3rd Infantry... 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 pleaded guilty to the charge on February 24, 2010. Nebel pleaded guilty on June 21, 2010. Lewis, Nebel, and co-defendant James Robert Black, Jr., a.k.a. “Defiant,” were associated with the hacker group Kryogeniks. On May 28, 2008, they used their hacking skills to redirect all traffic destined for the www.comcast.net website to websites that they had established. As a result, Comcast customers trying to read their e-mail or listen to their voice mail were sent to a website where they found a message that read “KRYOGENIKS Defiant and EBB RoXed COMCAST sHouTz to VIRUS Warlock elul21 coll1er seven.” Approximately... 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. photo: Hank and his wife Keiko at Huis Ten Bosch It was born in 1992 as a reproduction of a Dutch city of the Middle Ages. But why Holland, many people wonder. Over four centries ago, Nagasaki enjoyed with Holland, where over a third of the national land area was a tract of land reclaimed from the sea. Instead of competing with nature, people there learned to coexist in harmony with it. Just as the Dutch did in their homeland. We enjoyed a most wonderful visit. Nagasaki was the first port where foreign ships were allowed to come and... 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 plans and passed legislation for the funding of the $9.6 million plant. Former council members included: Mayor Thomas Kilcourse, Councilmembers Ray Coxe, Jean Kaye, William Hagan Sr., Patrick Keating, Anthony Kormann, Elsie Loebell, administrator Paul Kain. Present council members: Mayor William James, Council members John Hutchinson, Dan Spencer Jr., Nicholas Marchese, Bruce Parry, Jay Brophy, Kellie Ferry, administrator Jack Lipsett. The existing Gloucester City Water Treatment Plant was originally constructed in the early 1880s. The reservoir and filter building were constructed in 1883, while the settling tank and pump house were constructed in 1921. The main treatment equipment, which... Read more →


WAKE UP AMERICA!

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 Mexican flag on a school flag pole, other students took it down. Guess who was expelled...the students who took it down. California high school students were sent home on Cinco de Mayo, because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them. Enough is enough. This message needs to be viewed by every American; and every American needs to stand up for America . We've bent over to appease the America-haters long enough. I'm taking a stand. I'm standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the American flag.... Read more →


POLISH AUTUMN IS THE FAVORITE TIME

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 interior and folk country (rural) there is a saying. It is now the “Golden Time”. In America or Poland a Dozynki Festival always has color, music and dance. Photo courtesy of www.polishnews.com There is a short period of time every autumn in Poland called ‘Golden Polish Autumn’. According to custom the phrase comes from Wincenty Pol’s poem, “In the Autumn”. Golden Polish Autumn, (Złota Polska Jesień) – that’s the phrase commonly used to describe this season. Summer is gone, the winter is approaching but the weather is great now and it is time to celebrate and ejoy the colors.... 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 side of town in Chelsea Heights. Driving time to the far end of the city is more than 10 minutes without Saturday night traffic. The National Fire Protection Association standard calls for a response time of four minutes for the first arrival and eight minutes for a full crew. But the Memorial Avenue fire that burned 42 people out of their homes raises questions about department staffing, which has caused companies to close for most shifts this year as overtime was cut and 23 members retired. Another 30 members are set to be laid off Thursday. The fire also... 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 coins and going to the casinos in Atlantic City. She is survived by her two daughters, Terry Welsh (Gary), Joyce Marshall (Frank), five sons, Frank Fulmer (Maryann), Peter Fulmer (Kathy), George Fulmer, Alvin Fulmer & Chucky Fulmer, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two sisters, Anna & Marie and one brother Peter. Mrs. Galiano was predeceased by son Michael Fulmer. Relatives and friends may visit with the family Wed., Sept. 29th, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Mantua, NJ where funeral services will be held at 8:30 PM. Interment will be in private.... 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 Campbell (Thomas), Blake Marchese and Vincent Marchese. Dear grandson of Vincent and Rosemarie Marchese and Joseph DiRenzo and the late Eileen. Also survived by his longtime girlfriend Rianna DeLuca and many aunts, uncles, cousins and his niece Victoria. Salvatore graduated from Sterling High School in 2002 and Pennco Tech in 2006. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Monday evening from 6 to 9pm and Tuesday morning from 8:15 to 9:15am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10am Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa’s RC Church, Runnemede. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of... 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 close to clinching a playoff spot and can start pondering the best way to set up their rotation. That point became clear earlier in the week, when the Phillies began mapping out their rotation for their final series against the Mets. Philadelphia reinserted Saturday starter Kyle Kendrick into the rotation between Joe Blanton (photo) and Cole Hamels, a procedural move that ensures an extra day of rest for the team's troika of experienced starters. As things stand, Kendrick will start Saturday's middle game against the Mets, and he'll be followed by Hamels in the series finale. The Phillies will... 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 pressurized water tank flew off and struck him at approximately 6 p.m., the report said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. McArthur responded with a dozen other agencies to extinguish a brush fire in Liberty Township. Firefighter Aaron Chesser -- also from McArthur -- was transported to hospital. He was treated and released that night. Details of how the tank's cap blew off were not available, according to the report. via www.firehouse.com 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 open house is being held on Sunday October 10th at the Fire Station on Essex Avenue from 1-4. Remember to check your smoke detectors. If you need assistance with your detectors please contact the Borough Hall at 856-933-1313, leave your information and someone from the Department will gladly come out to help Free of Charge. Runnemede All Hands Fire Monday, September 20, 2010 - Task Force 75 was dispatched to West 4th Avenue for a reported dwelling fire. Chief Moriarty (701) arrived and reported a 2 story wood frame with heavy fire conditions. Engine 75 was first due and... 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 WMAs (listed north to south) and will be stocked the afternoons of October 1, 8, 15 and 22: Whittingham, Pequest, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe. All dogs must be properly licensed. Hunters should note that they may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from September 1 to April 30, however, the exercising or training of dogs is prohibited on any WMA on November 5, 2010. For more information on division dog training areas, including regulations, visithttp://www.njfishandwildlife.com/dogtrain.htm on the division's website. BLACK BEARS ON THE HUNT FOR FOOD; DON'T FEED THEM... 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 a former social club consisting of a two and half story masonry building containing a total of 4,536 square feet with C-2 zoning. "Located in the Port Richmond section of Northeast Philadelphia, this is a great business or investment opportunity," said Warner. "This property has many possibilities allowed by permitted zoning uses." The second property is ordered sold by the City of Gloucester. Located at 326 Market Street in Gloucester City, NJ., the property is a twin style single family home with garage units. Property number three is 328 Market Street, a two and a half story former mixed-use... Read more →


Gloucester City Circa 1940 Photos

Here are two photos of the Monmouth Street Business District taken in the 1940‘s. The young lady is Alice Pelligrino, the mother of the person who submitted the pictures, Pamela Fleig. How many of you can recall the names of the stores that were located on Monmouth Street in that decade? Here are two to get you started...Pelligrino's Barber Shop, and Marshalls Deli... I know you are saying I cheated, you can't blame a guy for trying. I came along in 1944 and Pete Pelligrino gave me my first haircut. I bet Joe Farrell could name some of the businesses back then; how about it Joe? If you have an old photo to share send it to BillGCN@verizon.net ~Bill Cleary RELATED CATEGORY GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY Read more →


FOCUS YOUR DOGS ENERGY!

Your both going the same direction so why fight them on a leash- direct their energy where YOU want to go. Your dog is perfectly happy following his pack leader. With these new dog/human exercise rigs you can do that and more. Using any wheeled vehicle to road work your dog is a dicy matter since the dog is usually OUT FRONT or ALONG SIDE on a FLEXIBLE line connected to them at one point- thus allowing the dog to go where he wants within the length of that line- at angles away from your direction of travel- and when he reaches that unpredictable limit the force on your trajectory is shocking- the chances are this WILL at some point cause injury to the owner AND dog. These designs place the dog on the side and in the rear (for multiple dogs) under an outrigger bar which resticts their movement... 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 of Gloucester City. She is also survived by her dear brother Robert Conlon of Bellmawr, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Phyllis was an avid Phillies Fan and loved going to the Four Seasons Campground where she spent most of her summers for the past 25 yrs. Her funeral services will be private at the request of the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (www.etheringtonfh.com) Charles J. Dunn Sr., Navy Veteran of WW II Serving on the USS Constellation Passed away peacefully on September 21 2010 at his home in Deptford.... 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 of the Fund participated in the Pairings Party and the golf outing, which raised over $171,000 for women’s cancer research. “What an exciting time we had in Austin for the 4Kay Golf Classic presented by Nike,” said Marsha Sharp, Executive Director of the Fund. “One of Coach Yow’s reasons behind starting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund was the idea of uniting coaches for a common cause. It is great to see our coaches and supporters remaining passionate in the quest to find a cure for cancer.” The 4Kay Golf Classic Pairings Party took place on Sunday, Sept. 12, with... Read more →


Remember The Children

Dear Families It is getting to be that time of year again to plan for the memorial for our children that have been taken from us way to early. I am starting on the list of names so if you did not get the chance to sign the form at last years service to have your child's name added every year or know of a child that you would like to add to the list please contact me with all the information .I hope we get to have it outside again this year.If you have something you would like to say or do at the candle lighting please feel free to let me know this is for all of our children and families . Please feel free to contact me by email or phone at any time .Hope to see everyone on December 12,2010 to Remember our children . Yours... Read more →


HEARTFELT THANKS to the MacAdams and Darrow Families & Friends

Many heartfelt thanks to the MacAdams and Darrow families and their friends for their dedication and hard work in making the 21st Annual Wiffleball Reunion another great success. It was an honor to be part of the wonderful tribute to the two men who loved the tournament as much as we loved them. Also, a special thank you to Tom Iacovone for donating the banner honoring Danny and Bobby. To all who participated in the games and their sponsors, thank you for your support. Hopefull, wiffleball will live on for many years to come on God’s Little Acre. Sincerely, The McCarthy Family Read more →


12 Online Tools to Discover Where Sexual Predators and Criminals Live in Your Neighborhood

http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/ Parents, teachers and other guardians who are concerned about the safety of their children can often reduce the risks their children face by educating themselves as to where sexual predators and criminals reside in their neighborhoods. Registered sex offenders are listed in a national and/or state database, available to the public online, as well as on criminal background check websites. Listings usually include their full name and home address, letting parents type in their zip code and find out which homes in their neighborhood conceal potential threats to their children. Here are 12 different online tools that can be used to search for sexual predators in your area. Quick Searches For a fast and easy search, use one of these non-governmental sites to discover if there are any sex criminals living in your area. Family Watchdog: Family Watchdog maintains that "awareness is your best defense." Users can search multiple... Read more →


Obits: Raymond Laneader Sr., of Audubon, Robert Elder of Gloucester City, JOSE A. ESCOBAR

RAYMOND E. LANEADER, SR. Memorial Services were held for Raymond E. Laneader, Sr., 83, of Audubon Park, who passed away September 5, 2010. Raymond was a member of the Masons. He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII. Beloved husband of Catherine E. of 58 years. Devoted father of Rose Ann Laneader, Raymond E. Laneader, Jr. (Cheryl), Alice Marie Laneader. Loving pop-pop of Jessica, Alex, and Evan Laneader, and Erin Thomas. Dear brother of Rose Shinn, Margaret Krause, John Laneader (Agnes), and the late Rita, Mabel, and Marie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment was held privately. ROBERT F. ELDER Funeral Services were held for Robert F. Elder, 82, of Gloucester City, formerly of Camden, who passed away September 5, 2010. Robert proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII and was a member of the Brooklawn American Legion Post 72. He was also a... Read more →


Matthew C. Hus of Audubon, Member of Carpenters Union Local 393

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Holy Maternity Church of the Emmaus Catholic Community, Audubon, for Matthew C. Hus, 21, a lifelong resident of Audubon, who passed away suddenly on September 4, 2010. Matthew was a 2008 graduate of Audubon High School where he played on the football team. He worked for Carpenter’s Union Local 393 in Gloucester City where he has been involved for over a year with the construction of the new Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. Matthew enjoyed hunting, skiing and fishing as well as following football and participating in fantasy football leagues. In addition, he was an avid Phillies fan and attended many of their home games. Matthew is the beloved son of Marek and Emilie E. Hus. He is the devoted brother of Helena Hus-Egnatuk (husband Anthony) and the devoted godfather of Anthony Egnatuk, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by his paternal grandmother, Jamina... Read more →


Back Against the Wall, President Plays Race Card; Returns to Black America for Support

President "Has a Lot of Nerve," Says Project 21's Kevin Martin Washington, D.C. - A member of the Project 21 black leadership network says President Obama "has a lot of nerve" soliciting aid from black Americans only after his reputation with the rest of America has soured. The charge, from Project 21's Kevin Martin, comes following Barack Obama's partisan appeal this weekend to the Congressional Black Caucus, asking CBC members to "guard the change." "President Obama has a lot of nerve coming back to black America for support now," says Martin. "I have no doubt his policies are what is prolonging this recession that is hitting blacks especially hard. And yet it's only now when he appeals to us to come to his aid -- when his back is against the wall? I don't think so!" In a September 18 speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference... Read more →


This Just In: Accident Victim is a 16-Year-Old Gloucester City Resident

Regarding the train accident at George Street and the railroad today. The Gloucester City Police Department is not releasing a name at this time. According to Police Sgt. Brian Morrell, "The incident involved a 16 -year- old male, a Gloucester City resident. The accident happened at 3:40 pm at George Street and the Railroad. The victim is in critical condition and being treated at Cooper Hospital. The circumstances surrounding the accident are still under investigation." Neighbors in the area, who didn't want their names used, said the teenager was wearing headphones and he didn't see or hear the train coming. He was dragged several feet and laid under the train motionless said one man. Pedestrians use this area as a shortcut to get to nearby Broadway. "We knew someday there would be an accident at this location said the neighbors. CONRAIL should be made to put a fence up to... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines Sept. 24 issue

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Federal Agents Raid Home In Gloucester City Fire Station 45 Building In Mount Ephraim Demolished Mount Ephraim School Board Will Not Charge For Preschool A Greener Environment – Westville Butterfly Garden Dedication Saturday Also, Brooklawn Shade Tree Commission Will Plant Tree Saturday For Arbor Day See the special Urban Enterprise Zone Advertising Page Read more →


UEZ SPOTLIGHT on McCann-Healey Funeral Home

851 MONMOUTH STREET (at Brown Street) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ 08030 856-456-1142 Fax: 856-456-5561 “The Healey Family is in our fourth generation of compassionate, dignified and caring service to Gloucester City and the surrounding communities,” said John A. Healey, IV, manager and director of the funeral home that was established in 1937. PHOTO: John, left and his brother Patrick, who work with their mother, Rosemary Healey, are proud to live in Gloucester City and to call it their home. The family not only provides personalized service to loved ones but is very active in supporting the community. Rosemary was the Rotarian of the Year in 2001 and member of the Gloucester City Rotary Club. Patrick is a member of the Lion’s Club and past president of Gloucester City Business Association and member of the Urban Enterprise Zone. John is very active as a member of St. Mary’s Catholic School Board. Daughter,... Read more →


Breaking News: Teenager Hit By Train

By Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-A young man crossing the railroad tracks in the vicinity of George Street and the railroad was hit by a freight train around 3 PM today. According to neighbors in the area, who didn't want their names used, the teenager was wearing headphones and he didn't see or hear the train coming. He was dragged several feet and laid under the train motionless said one man. Pedestrians use this area as a shortcut to get to nearby Broadway. "We knew someday there would be an accident at this location said the neighbors. CONRAIL should be made to put a fence up to keep people from crossing the tracks here, said one neighbor. And if they don't do it then the City should erect the fence." The name of the victim and his condition are not known. Above police are interviewing witnesses to the accident. At... Read more →


Parents can help kids succeed in school from Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez

Dear Neighbors, As school begins, whether you have a child just entering kindergarten, returning to elementary school or transitioning to middle school or high school, the back-to-school “jitters” are known to affect kids and parents alike. Along with being a Freeholder, I am an educator and a mom. I know firsthand the excitement and the anxiety that goes along with the transition back to school. Attending new schools and meeting new teachers and new classmates can often be overwhelming and unnerving for even the most seasoned parents and kids. As a parent, there are some proactive steps you can take to help you and your child get off to a good start and stay on track throughout the school year. Be interested and excited about the start of school. Your excitement and interest goes a long way in calming fears and instilling confidence. Encourage your child to become involved with... Read more →


UEZ Spotlight on O’DONNELL’S PUB & GRILL

401 N. BROADWAY GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ 08030 856-456-3838 After purchasing one of the favorite dining spots in the city, new owners Tom and Louie renovated the restaurant with new flooring, new kitchen ovens and sinks and still preserved the clean, inviting and wholesome friendly atmosphere of the original pub that has served its customers since 1923. The two partners combined their skills and since buying the property in June, 2009 have kept the tradition that many long time customers have been enjoying over the years. “We are here to stay,” said Tom who purchased one of his first restaurants in 1981. For a short time, he resided in Gloucester City. He remembers the furniture store on Broadway where at that time, he had to purchase his bedroom set on credit. “I did not get the complete bed and slept on a box spring until the mattress was paid for,” he... Read more →


UEZ Spotlight On Airport Circle Sound & Professional A/V Services, Gloucester City

56 A Crescent Blvd. (Hwy. #130) Gloucester city, NJ 08030 856-456-3133 info@airportcircle.com www.airportcircle.com “If you bought it, we can install it.” Professional help for home theatre set-up and installation is just one of the many services available from owner Nik Salvo and sales executive, Steve Piemonte of the Airport Circle Professional A/V Service. Photo: Steve Piemonte and John Bigwood John Bigwood, a Gloucester City resident, is the general manager for the company. John is also the secretary for the Gloucester City Little League Airport Circle is not located on the Pennsauken Circle but can easily be found on Highway #130 near Klemm Avenue in Gloucester City. “I used to travel so many times around that infamous circle and thought about locating in that area but decided on this spot instead. It has been reported that at least 100 vehicles per minute travel through at this location, “Nik said. Flat screen... Read more →