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October 2010

Gloucester City Firemen Respond to Call

Gloucester City firefighters were called to the 700 block of Market Street this evening to help rescue a cat that had climbed a tree and could not come down. Neighbors cheered as the fire truck arrived minutes after the call. "We are here to serve," said one of the firefighters. "Unfortunately, the cat kept going higher up the tree and there was no way we could position our ladders on the branches with any amount of safety." The cat's cries could be heard throughout the neighborhood and several citizens tried to coax the cat down by calling out to her. Her... Read more →


Obits: Raymond G. Munyan Sr., of Bellmawr; Frances R. Sherrer of Gloucester City

Raymond G. Munyan, Retired member of Local 801 Boilermakers, Raised in Westville Raymond G. Munyan Sr., 76, of Bellmawr, formerly of National Park, peacefully passed away on October 27, 2010. LEGACY Born in Camden and raised in Westville, Ray met and married the love of his life, Patricia Athey and together they enjoyed 53 years of marriage and raised four children. Ray was a boilermaker for Local 801, Camden for many years until his retirement in 1987. Away from his work, Ray enjoyed the company of his family especially his children and grandchildren. Rooting on his beloved Phillies and Eagles; long... Read more →


Video 1 Gloucester City Council Meeting Oct. 28

Since the public is no longer able to watch Gloucester City Council meetings on local Channel 19 CNB will be providing excerpts of the meetings as a service to the community. Video 2 Gloucester City Council Meeting Oct. 28 Video 3 Gloucester City Council Meeting Oct. 28 Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Serious Talk about the Holidays

Ah, the holidays, when relatives visit, children run joyfully from one favored Auntie to another, and Fido reaps the rewards! Or does he?? Think about the typical holiday scenario. Whether it is Thanksgiving, Rosh Hashanah, Solstice, Christmas, or New Year’s, your dog may be in jeopardy of becoming over-stimulated, over-fed, or stepped on. If you know guests are coming, here are a few things to let them know ahead of time: Dogs cannot, under any circumstances, eat grapes, chocolate, alcohol, cranberries, or raisins. There are several other no-no’s that you can discuss with your veterinarian. Fido must have a place to... Read more →


Letters: Shared Services Projects Save Towns Hundreds of Thousands Dollars

Shared Services Projects Save Municipalities Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Camden County’s PARIS Grant Records Management Projects Produce Savings Dear Neighbors, Camden County residents have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars so far and had far easier access to government records, thanks to four Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support (PARIS) Grant shared services projects led by Camden County. This is simply a shared service initiative that makes sense. Camden County has been recognized nationally and within the state as a leader in its records management and retention initiatives and through the PARIS Grant program we are working with municipalities to... Read more →


The Fantasy Football Fanatic: Dan "Snake" Watson

x category Fantasy Football Fanatic Welcome to week 8 all of you Fantasy Football Fanatics. This past weekend Dallas went from bad to worse with the loss of Tony Romo at the QB position. Jon Kina actually did pretty well considering he hasn’t taken a first team rep in practice in two years. This is a week when a bunch of good to fair QB’s are on BYE and you could do a whole lot worse than someone throwing to the likes of Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Dev Bryant and Jason Witten. The Cowboys are home vs. Jacksonville so Kitna could... Read more →


Pearl M. Foulke, age 73, of Gloucester City, formerly of N. Camden

On October 28, 2010. (nee Mills) Age 73. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of North Camden. Loving wife of the late Gilbert L. Foulke. Beloved mother of Sharon, Linda, Russy and Gilbert Foulke. Loving grandmother of Letina Foulke-Polk and husband Keith Polk. Also survived by 11 grandchildren: Chanel, Brenda, Ashley, Michael, Stephanie, Jackie, Nikki, Chrissy, Jenn, Jeff and Tiffany and 13 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Charles, Betty and the late Frances. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City.... Read more →


Introducing... Time To Get Help

“Receiving support from others who have been through what you are going through can be very powe rful and often one of the most effective ways to stay hopeful, inspired and sane. You will find out that you are not alone in this fight against addiction. You can learn from other parents. And even though your child may be different than theirs, you’ll discover there are many similarities.” – Lorraine McNeill-Popper, Mom and Parent Advisory Board Member Nine million young people between the ages of 12 and 25 need treatment for substance abuse or addiction. Of those nine million, two million... Read more →


Letters: Politicians/Political Candidates Should be Held to Higher Standards

October 28, 2010 As a resident of Gloucester City for the past 27 years, I have come to appreciate the pride so many people take in this city. From the volunteers that devote so much of their time, to the hard working public that builds the foundation of growth, Gloucester is a city that has a lot to offer. We respect our ability to work, relax, pray, and be protected by the civil servants that we put in office to support our rights and concerns. We want the opportunity to approach our representatives in office for help (when needed) and pray... Read more →


Welcome Home & Thank You For Your Service SFC Lewis Nichols (also WWR rider)

Who: SFC Lewis Nichols (also WWR rider) When: Friday, October 29, 2010 Time: ETA 5:45 PM Where: Venice Plaza 281 Cross Keys Rd. Berlin, NJ 08009 Contact: Leslie (YRC) 609-980-4175 We have a special request/event going on this Friday. A long overdue homecoming for an honored guest as well as 5 soldiers who will be in attendance. SFC Nichols is getting married Friday. He will be getting his overdue Welcome Back From Iraq from the WWR and YRC, but there are also 5 of his friends who also served in Iraq at some point and did not get a welcome home... Read more →


Gloucester City Zoning Board Meeting Cut Short for Phillies Game; Members Honor Ralph Randolph

By Anthony Wojtkowiak The 7:30 pm starting time for the Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board meeting on October 20 was delayed for approximately 15 minutes as members of the board held a private discussion in a closed door room off of the council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street. This reporter was not invited to enter this room despite knocking on the door and declaring that he was there for the Planning Board meeting. At that time this reporter had not yet identified himself as a member of the press. An email, sent October 21 asking Chairman Francis Wunsch for minutes from that closed... Read more →


Turnpike Authority adopts measures to reign in cost of employee compensation and benefits

Christie Administration Continues to Implement Aggressive Reforms to Stop Abuse and Curb Wasteful Spending (Trenton) -- Embracing Governor Chris Christie’s call to reform government by putting an end to abuse and wasteful spending, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority approved four measures today to cut the cost of employee pay and benefits. This is just the latest action in a continuing focus to reform the Authority from the bottom up. Last week, Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson and Turnpike Authority Executive Director Ronnie Hakim announced a series of far reaching reforms to end out-dated and fiscally imprudent compensation and procurement practices at... Read more →


Brother of the Wolf Announces Its New Semester for Apprentices

Brother of the Wolf recently honored its 2010 graduating class of professional dog trainers with a celebratory ceremony to launch their dog training practices. Now, the facility on Market Street is opening its doors to citizens of Gloucester City and the surrounding area. "It's a grueling course, no doubt about that," said Dawn Watson, owner of the school for dog training and dog trainers. "But it's also a life-changing experience for career-minded adults that would like to work with dogs." The school, which opened its doors in Gloucester City last year, offers three Modules of teaching to certify professional dog trainers.... Read more →


City Journal: Fighting Fire with Quotas

by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal 24 October 2010 A fierce constitutional battle is being waged between an out-of- control federal judge determined to impose racial quotas on New York City’s fire department and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, equally determined to resist race-based hiring. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis appointed himself the city’s de facto fire commissioner last week by enjoining the department from hiring any new firefighters without his approval—and he will give his approval only to the racial hiring schemes he has already tried to foist on the department. Mayor Bloomberg has courageously refused to cave in to the judge’s... Read more →


LETTER: Who Remembers the Hinkey Dinks?

Bill: Last week I went to a girls soccer game to watch my grand daughter play at the Gloucester City High School field. I've seen the school several times riding past on Route 130. As I was watching the game with my son I had a Gloucester City flash back. That area used to be called " The hinkey dinks". Maybe you or one of your readers can remember where it got that name. I remember the cement wall that had " Jesus Saves ". Under the quote someone wrote GREEN STAMPS. DO you remember "Jesus saves Green Stamps "? Back... Read more →


Letters: Gov.'s Press Secretary Releases Timeline on ARC Project

Here is the timeline describing ARC project funding and deliberation milestones since Governor Christie took office, particularly how the Governor was forced to re-examine the project in mid-August when the Federal Transit Administration presented its first thorough examination of the potential cost overruns for the project. As we now know, the range given then – $10.878 billion to $13.736 billion, not including the $775 million for a new Portal Bridge – far exceeded the working assumption of an ARC tunnel project at $8.7 billion plus the cost of the Portal Bridge. Also, an important reminder given what is still appearing in... Read more →


Video PA Elk Stampede; Sedge Island Offer for Students; Game Official on Call in Show

HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS compiled by CNBNews.net link submitted by Bill Schemel by Joe Today while heading home from camp we had the most amazing experience on Winslow Hill. We were driving through just before noon when we noticed 2 cars stopped on the side of the road and someone wildly gesturing towards the field to the left. My initial response was that there was a newbie who spotted an elk in a field and was freaking out. Then I looked and saw about 20 or so elk walking through the field. I was impressed, but that was not too unusual.... Read more →


Letters: Remember Me

A reminder to all the family and friends of our "Remember Me " children remember our servise is always held on the second sunday in December. I really would love to be able to hold it outside again it is so much nicer.Any questions you can always email or call. If you signed the form last year to have your child added each year I have your childs name added already if you did not please contact me so they are not left out. Yours Truly Dawn Beebe Millville NJ ,08332 http://www.freewebs.com/rmcl Read more →


Guest Post – Surviving Breast Cancer | Dishwater Dreams

I’ve tried to begin writing this post and I’ve had a difficult time finding what to say, a fact that is, I must confess odd for me, and probably pretty remarkable to my family. Rarely do I have a problem talking. This may be because in October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, the world is full of pink. In restaurants, department stores and even gas stations, breast cancer promotions abound and everywhere I look I seem to be surrounded by pink ribbons. Now don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled that so many businesses support Breast cancer research and I certainly don’t... Read more →


Video: Pennsauken, Meet a Real School Hero

Kerry McHugh-Moles is proud of her hometown, her school district, and her profession. And she isn’t waiting for Superman. She believes that Pennsauken’s public schools are full of supermen and superwomen, who can change the course of children’s lives, mold minds with their chalk-dusted hands, and—while disguised as mild-mannered teachers—fight a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and public education. source: NJEA Related articles - NJEA statement on Schundler firing (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


"In God We Trust"

submitted by son Adam Tussey I Am the Democratic Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare. I am an White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning Biker. I am a Master leatherworker. I work hard and long hours with my hands to earn a living. I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don't push it on others. I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and drive American-made cars, and I believe in American products and buy them whenever I can. I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it... Read more →


Letters: Brooklawn Council Candidate Questions Incumbent Perks

I was reading the Gloucester City News headlines on ClearysNoteBook.com this morning and I read that "Brooklawn council passes resolution to curtail official perks" What perks would they be talking about? Any ideas? Did they think cheating on their taxes was a perk? I am really curious about this, and at the next council meeting I intend to ask what perks they intend to "curtail", as I was not aware the position of Mayor or Council Person does, or should, have any additional "perks" to it. I know they get a small stippen at the end of the year, not sure... Read more →


Vandals Messing With Political Signs

Photo and Caption By Amicus T. Pardie DIRTY POLITICS-With just a week left until the voters get to have their say, it seems like the ugliness is coming to the surface with more boldness. These sign arrangements were observed along Market Street but others like them were found around Gloucester City. Is this the way the George Norcross Machine trains their workers to behave? Is this the tactic they choose to influence voters? Is this the way the Democrat Party in Camden County AND Gloucester City wants to show us that they are the party of integrity and fair play? By... Read more →


Election 2010: Councilman Marchese Urges Voters to Re-Elect Incumbents

Vote Democrat and allow the Incumbent Candidates to complete what they started. I would like to ask the voters of Gloucester City to vote for Mayor William James on November 2nd. I ask that our current Mayor remain as our future Mayor. Bill James has shown his leadership abilities and his commitment to making Gloucester a better place to live. Having a full time Mayor who helps attend to the day to day activities of the city as well as the long term future projects goes above and beyond what can be normally be expected of any Mayor. Bill has helped... Read more →


NJ State Federation of Sportsmen Clubs News Oct. 25

submitted by Bill Schemel Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl hunts set for this Saturday The 2010 Take A Kid Hunting Pheasant Hunt sponsored by the Federation and the Division will take place this Saturday, October 30, at the following Wildlife Management Areas: Whittingham, Black River, Flatbrook, Clinton, Assunpink, Colliers Mills, Glassboro, Millville, Peaslee and Winslow Wildlife Management areas. Story continues below advertisement The hunt is limited to youth who hold a valid youth hunting license. They can be accompanied by family. All hunts will be mentored except for those in Flatbrook and Glassboro. Dog handlers in the guided hunts will give the... Read more →


Roving Rita's Restaurant Review: Troxies Chicken & Pizza

Although I did not intend to review this particular eat in--take out establishment I felt as though I should, for several reasons. First, it is a local business and I am fond of the idea of shopping (and dining) locally. Second, there were a few comments regarding the wings and I wanted to taste for myself how good or bad they could be. In order to remain anonymous I chose to pick up an order when the owners were not on the premises. With a bit of help from my companion I took the order home and we sat down to... Read more →


Letters: SPECIAL THANK YOU

We would like to say a special thank you to the Heroes to Hero Committee, as well as the Hero’s helpers, for all their hard work and dedication. We appreciate all that they do to assure that Alyssa, Nichole, Johnny, Nick and Brittany can attend college. God bless you all. The Stewart and Ruggierio Families, Gloucester City Read more →


Heroes to Hero Run Raised Almost $40,000

By Anthony Wojtkowiak Gloucester City NEWS Correspondent GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-The Ninth Annual Heroes to Hero 5k was Saturday, October 9, at 9am. According to event organizer Jerry Hubbs, himself an avid runner, says the event was attended by over 1,000 people and raised close to $40,000. Hubbs says the event has grown significantly since its first year when the total number of participants was “around the 400 range”. PHOTO: CHIEF HUBBS IN FULL GEAR, running in the 2007 Heroes to Hero event. photo by B. Cleary Hubbs, himself a Gloucester City fireman, also addressed the forthcoming layoff of eight City firemen.... Read more →


Roving Rita's Restaurant Review: San Lucas LI Tierra Mexicana

My dining companion and I were geared for an uncharacteristically spicy adventure on an unseasonably warm afternoon so we searched for a restaurant that would cater to our discerning tastes. What better way to satisfy an urge for earthy fare than to look for an unclassified Mexican eatery! San Lucas LI Tierra Mexicana is wedged in a small strip-mall on the Black Horse Pike. We passed it by without seeing it, turned around, and saw the sign. We entered and saw no one at first, so we grabbed two menus and seated ourselves. The tables were graced with colorful serapes, which... Read more →


City of Gloucester City Revised Meeting Dates

Gloucester City Mayor and council revised meeting dates: Revised Meeting Dates for 2010 Work Session Meetings The following meeting dates are: Monday, November 1, 2010 Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 313 Monmouth Street Caucus Sessions Meetings The following meeting dates have been changed due to holidays. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Thursday, December 16, 2010 at City Hall, 313 Monmouth Street Monthly Council Meetings The following meeting dates have been changed due to holidays. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm at City Hall, 313 Monmouth Street signed: Kathy Jentsch , Gloucester City... Read more →


Officer.com: New Jersey Police Officer Killed in Crash

Officer.com News October 25, 2010 A Teaneck Township police officer was killed early this morning after his cruiser hit a utility pole, according to The Record. Officer John Abraham was pronounced dead at Holy Name Medical Center following the single-vehicle crash at approximately 2 a.m. Abraham was responding to a call at the time of the incident, Chief Robert Wilson told the newspaper. The 37-year-old joined the force in 1994 and previously worked as a detective but asked to return to patrol. "He was one of these guys who was all about being a cop," Wilson said. "He loved being a... Read more →


Photos from Ray Fords 2010 Oldtimers Meeting

photo by Frank Weichmann (Phil) Who is this guy? (Jim) I don't know he doesn't have a name tag...(Bud) just smile he is taking our picture. PHOTO-REAL "OLD TIMERS" (L. TO R.) BUD MYERS, JIM TALLEY, PHIL SCHNELL. An estimated 150 members attended the annual event held October 15 at the Gloucester Heights Fire Hall, Nicholson Road. The photo is Ray Ford who began the affair so many years ago. Alumni from Gloucester Catholic HS and Gloucester City HS are shown in the album. click for album Ray Ford 2007 album classic Breakfast Club photos Advertisement...click for menu Read more →


Tips and Snippets: Political Correctness Infringes on our Freedoms; A Busy Agenda for Gloucester City Mayor and Council

By Bill Cleary Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and age-related contexts. Wikipedia I was astonished last week after hearing that NPR commentator Juan Williams was fired from his job for stating that people in Muslim garb on airplanes make him “nervous”. He told the truth. After 9/11 the majority of us feel that way. But Williams made the mistake of not being politically correct in his conversation with... Read more →


Jennie T. Rabbuttino, age 91 of Bellmawr

Jennie T. Rabbuttino (nee Stanish), died suddenly at home on October 20, 2010, of Bellmawr. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Victor “Vito”. Devoted mother of Jean Moretti and her husband John F., Jr., Richard Rabbuttino and his wife Jean and Thomas Rabbuttino and his wife Janice. Loving grandmother of John V. Moretti (Danielle), Michael Moretti (Ericka Narzkul), Donna Marie Convey (Jim), Nicholas, Christopher and Victor Rabbuttino and great-grandmother of Gia Marie, Karalyn Marie and John Patrick. Dear sister of Vera Kerr, Marie Stampo and the late Elsie Sutton, Anne Cantagallo, Albert and Dominick Stanish and Violet Petrone. Also survived... Read more →


Brother of the Wolf’s Graduating Class Celebrates

Brother of the Wolf, LLC, the training school for dogs and for individuals who want to learn to become a dog trainer had its graduation ceremony today in Gloucester City. After a grueling three months the grads enjoyed an Honoring Ceremony and luncheon catered by Aquarius Catering. Pictured left to right are Hector A. Rodriquez, Dawn Watson, owner of the school, Christine Re, Paul J. Cropper, and Larry Fine. Each student graduated with honors. Hector Rodriquez will practice his craft in the Stratford/Somerdale area and remain with Brother of the Wolf as an associate. Christine Re will open her studio in... Read more →


Grammbo's Ramblings: WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN WHEN WE PRAY?

This is one of the nicest e-mails I have seen in a long time I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, ' This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received. I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world. Then we moved on... Read more →


Bellmawr Fire Department: Quick Knock Down

Friday, October 15, 2010 Thursday October 14th at 23:59 hours Task Force 75 was dispatched to 220 Pine Avenue in Runnemede for a reported dwelling fire. CFM-13 (County Fire Marshal) reported a two story wood frame with smoke showing from Division ‘A” Squad 32 (Bellmawr) arrived and advanced a 1 ¾ inch water line in through the front door, Engine 75 (Runnemede) supplied the Squad and Quint 91 (Barrington) searched and opened up. Crews quickly located the fire in a utility room on the first floor and were able to hold the fire to the one room with minor extension. The... Read more →


Msgr. William Poyatt, First "Senior Priest" of the Camden Diocese; Served for 60 Years

Msgr. William Francis Poyatt, 85, who served in the Camden Diocese for over 60 years, died Sunday, Oct. 17. Born in Camden on Dec. 30, 1924, and raised in Haddon Township, Msgr. Poyatt attended Camden Catholic High School. He went to St. Charles College, Catonsville, Md., and St. Mary’s Seminary, Md., before being ordained on June 11, 1949, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden. His first assignment was at St. Monica, Atlantic City, from 1949-50, as parochial vicar. He was pastor at five parishes in the diocese: Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House (1961-63); Our Lady... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week by Dawn Watson

To Walk or Not to Walk “We have a fenced-in yard so we don’t walk our dog. But recently he’s been digging, pulling wash off the line, and barking at everything that passes by.” I’ve heard this song at least a hundred times in my career as a professional dog trainer. Folks think that allowing a dog to roam in a yard is enough to occupy and exercise him. I disagree for several reasons. Dogs need mental stimulation as well as physical exercise. Walking him around the block or farther, several times a day will provide that. A tired Fido is... Read more →


WE THE PEOPLE

October 20, 2010 An Open Letter To all Sevier County Tea Partiers- In the next 12 days leading up to the most historic election in our lifetimes, the media and every left wing group out there will seek to tear us down, to deflate our spirits and do everything they can to marginalize and defeat us. There will be dirty tricks galore, there will be push polls that show our candidates are tanking, or that the Tea Party has no real influence. There will be quotes taken out of context, that you fundamentally know aren’t true, but will be published or... Read more →