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October 2010

Gloucester City HS Alumni Class of 60 Celebrate 50th Anniversary; 41 Classmates in Attendance

click photo to enlarge Gloucester City High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the Golden Inn, in Avalon, N.J., on Oct. 13th through Oct. 15th of 2010. Front: Bill Gunning, Fred Engler, John Rowand, Barbara Heyne, Doris Kramer, and Doug Brown. 2nd Row ; George Helmuth, Norma Murphy, Lillian Watson, Lois Merritt, Dollie Donio, Barbara Stephen, and Anna May Kasa. 3rd Row; Al Gerber, Valerie Wills,Charlotte Longano, Arnette Taylor, Louise Barr, Bill Klausner, Everette Lippincott, Pat Costello, and Pat King. 4th Row; Joe Senatore, Irv Brown, Kathy McGrath, Ed Mikle (hidden), Sue Coyle, Gail Blanchard, Harry Purnell,... Read more →

Glading Accuses Andrews of Falsifying Congressional Bio

press release Barrington, NJ – First District Republican Candidate Dale Glading today accused Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) of falsifying his congressional biography. On his official government website, paid for and maintained at taxpayers' expense, Andrews asserts that he "does not keep an apartment in Washington, D.C. but instead commutes each day by train to be closer to his family and constituents." However, Andrews' Federal Election Commission report for the current election cycle shows that he spent more than $43,000 on parties and room stays at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington D.C. "Either Congressman Andrews has misrepresented the truth... Read more →

Election 2010: Gibbstown Council Candidate Robert Chew Seeks Your Support

Robert Chew (photo) is running for election to the Gibbstown council as a Republican candidate on November 2. He is a former resident of Gloucester City. Chew is 43 years old, and is employed as a Camden City Police Officer. A graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, he has a Master Degree in Administration Science from Farleigh Dickson University. He and his wife Lisa have four children, Ricky (20), Amy (17) Timmy (9) and Courtney (4). Chew says if he is elected he would lower taxes in Gibbstown by pushing for... Read more →

WELCOME TO THE WORLD Kenji Michael Miller

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Photo: Kelsey, Jammie Berhelst, (Caitlin's mother) and Rachjel Miller, Caitlin and baby Kenji Michael Miller. Max and Caitlin Miller are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kenji Michael Miller, born Thursday, October 14th, 2010. Time of birth 1:04 a.m., weight 4 lbs.4 oz. born at O.H.S.U.(Oregon Health & Science University) Portland, Oregon. He is only 33 weeks old, 7 weeks premature, but doing very well. The proud grand parents are Hank & Keiko Miller, of Kitakyushu City, Japan and Michael and Jammie Berhelst of Dundee,Oregon The father our... Read more →

Gloucester City Firemen List Reasons for Breaking Off Contract Negotiations with Mayor and Council

"Anything less and Mayor James could feel the guilt a previous administration suffered when staffing shortages contributed to the deaths of three children and three firefighters on July 4, 2002. We wish no such horrible guilt on Mayor James." Jerry Hubbs, Union representative for Locals 51 and Local 251 Jerry Hubbs, a spokesperson for Locals 51 and Local 251, the unions that represent Gloucester City firemen released the following statement last week to the Gloucester City News about why the unions cancelled the verbal agreement that was made with the taxpayers of Gloucester City on June 30. The statement reads... Read more →

Obits: Sam Brigandi, of Mt. Ephraim; Chas. VanFossen of Gloucester City

Salvatore Brigandi Decorated Army Veteran, Pennsauken Volunteer Fireman Salvatore “Sam” Brigandi, on October 15, 2010, of Mt. Ephraim and Wildwood, formerly of Pennsauken. Age 91. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Benigno). Loving brother of the late Frank, Philip, Frances Elefante and Anthony. Brother-in-law of Carmella Nerone and Gilda Brigandi. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Brigandi was a decorated Army veteran of WWII. He was a volunteer fireman in Pennsauken and a former employee with the Philadelphia School Board. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Wednesday eve and 8:30 to 9:45am Thursday... Read more →

Glading Blasts Andrews for "Living Large" Off Campaign Money

press release Calls Andrews "Out of Touch" with South Voters Barrington, NJ - This morning, First District Congressional Candidate Dale Glading (R- Barrington) blasted Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) for using campaign contributions to support his luxurious lifestyle. Specifically, Glading cited the fact that Andrews spent $83,000 for meals at Four and Five Diamond restaurants across the country; another $82,000 on parties and room stays at top of the line hotels; and $23,000 on limousine services in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Miami and Huntingdon Beach, California. Among the independent expenditures culled from Andrews' Federal Election Commission report... Read more →

To Kill an American

submitted by John Branin You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!) Written by an Australian Dentist 'An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish , Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African,... Read more →

Columbus Day Parade marches on | South Philly Review

By Alexis Abate Posted Oct. 14, 2010 Jerry Blavat, left, served as the grand marshall in the 52nd Columbus Day Parade Sunday that City Council President Anna Verna’s late husband Severino co-founded in 1957. Photo by City of Philadelphia While Italian flags hanging on the poles above waved in the slight breeze on a sunny afternoon, hundreds lined the streets and stands between Oregon Avenue and Bigler Street Sunday. Mummers’ brigades and string bands, local school marching bands and the United States Marine Corps followed Grand Marshall Jerry Blavat, who rolled down South Broad Street in a yellow sports car,... Read more →

Glading Calls Ocean City Expenses into Question

Did Andrews Use Campaign Contributions to Fund Family Vacation? Barrington, NJ - Dale Glading (R-Barrington), running for the House seat currently occupied by 20-year incumbent Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights), called today for Andrews to answer questions about possible misuse of his federal campaign account. Specifically, Glading demanded answers as to why multiple restaurant bills appeared on Andrews' Federal Election Commission report during what appears to have been a family vacation in Ocean City, NJ last summer. The dates in question are August 9-20, 2010, during which time Andrews charged $2,146.00 worth of meals at the Island Grill to his... Read more →

No increase in Social Security benefits for 2nd straight year, government says

By Amy Goldstein Friday, October 15, 2010; 8:53 AM For the second year in a row, the nearly 54 million retirees and other Americans who receive Social Security benefits will not get any cost-of-living increase in 2011 in their monthly checks, government officials announced Friday morning. The absence of any growth in Social Security checks for consecutive years is unprecedented in the 3 1/2 decades that payments have been automatically adjusted according to the nation's inflation rate. The Social Security Administration made the announcement moments after the Labor Department released the latest figures for the consumer price index. They show... Read more →

Bellmawr Green Acres Scoping Hearing Notice

Green Acres SCOPING HEARING NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Borough of Bellmawr will be filing a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection(NJDEP), Green Acres Program, proposing the disposal of 0.747 acre and diversion of 0.013 acre of Green Acres-encumbered parkland at the Bellmawr Baseball League Fields, Block 49, Lot 1.02 in the Borough of Bellmawr, in connection with construction of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Route 295 & 42 / I-76 Direct Connection Project. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8, a Scoping Hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held at: Bellmawr Ballroom 29... Read more →

Fido's Festival Says Thank You for Your Support

Happy Fall! As Fido's Festival USA 2010 draws to a close, we thank our visitors, sponsors, exhibitors, staff and volunteers! Oct 9-10, thousands of owners and dogs visited southern New Jersey to enjoy agility courses, costume contests, education from experts, interfacing with dog-enthusiasts, and tons of Fall Fun with furry friends! Visit for more information and additional photos of this incredible weekend. Online, Fido’s Festival comes to life, year-round to continue the connection of dog-enthusiasts and to promote animal welfare. Read more →

Obits: Robert Heisler of Bellmawr; Diane Nobles of Gloucester City

Robert Heisler, of Bellmawr Age 76 HEISLER ROBERT S., age 76, of Bellmawr, NJ, suddenly on Oct. 11, 2010. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Rosemarie (nee Lamalfa), his loving sons Robert M. Heisler (Penny) and Steven C. Heisler (Rob) his sister Bernice Neumann, 3 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother William Heisler. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Saturday, 8 to 9:15 A.M. at TheTERRANOVA FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Annunciation B.V.M. Church, 601 West Browning Rd., Bellmawr,... Read more →

First Ward Council Candidate David Townsend Shares His Thoughts on Specific Issues

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Dave Townsend, First Ward Council Candidate, issued the following statement on specific issues that he would address if elected to council on November 2. " I have shared some of my philosophy and now want to share some thoughts about more specific issues. "The City’s budget should be built around what it actually takes in. We shouldn’t be left in a lurch because we budgeted on “maybe” money from the state. "Efforts to unload some city property have begun, but why acquire it in the first place? The house next to me was condemned, torn down, went up... Read more →

Clementon Police Issue Missing Person Alert

Alert Message has been issued by the Clementon Police Department. Thursday October 7, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Missing Person ** Nicole Schilder 16y/o female last seen on Sept 26 - Visit for more information. The Clementon Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing, possibly "at risk" person: **Nicole Schilder, 16y/o light skin black female. 5'5", 125lbs. Last seen at her residence in Clementon Borough in the early morning hours of September 26th, 2010. She may be in the City of Philadelphia or the surrounding region. For further description please reference attached photographs. If you have information that... Read more →

Photos of Boating Accident; NJ Sportsmen's News Letter; Atlantic Herrings Days;TLaMarina Operators Stepping Up

HUNTING AND FISHING September 2010 Harpoon Larry writes, Fellow fishermen, These were shot coming into Jupiter inlet last month. The boat is the Waterdog, a 48' Garlington used for charter and run by captain Tom Henry. The swells were caused by the offshore hurricanes and this inlet can be very difficult in most any situation. Unfortunately, Tom was thrown from the bridge of the boat and broke two vertebrae. He was rescued and taken to the hospital were he died after being taken off life support. This was a seasoned captain who bought this boat down in Venezuela 10 years... Read more →

Arnold Byk, of Cherry Hill age 70; Services Thursday

BYK Arnold-On October 8, 2010. Age 70. Of Cherry Hill. Survived by longtime family friend Danuta Wojcik. Arnold was in the loving care of the wonderful nurses and staff of Silver Care Health Care Center. Born in Pabionitza, Poland, he came to the United States and lived in New Jersey. Arnold worked as a paint sprayer for a chemical company. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Catholic Rite of Committal on Thursday, October 14 at 11 am at the Land of Canaan Cemetery: 678 South Fairview Road, Elk Township. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to Read more →

GOP Candidates for Freeholder Board would make Gloucester City's Watefront a Top Priority

By Anthony Wojtkowiak Gloucester City News Correspondent (Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of interviews with candidates running in the upcoming General Election November 2. Next week will feature an interview with a Democrat running for Camden County Freeholder.) Republican Camden Cou-nty Freeholder candidate Scot DeCristofaro met with the Gloucester City News recently, and emphasized the need for development along the Delaware River waterfront. DeCristofaro is running with fellow Republican George Zallie for two seats on the Board of Freeholders. Chris Leone-Zwill-inger is also on the ticket, running for Surrogate. DeCristofaro is president and founder of Philadelphia... Read more →

Michael Walters Independent Council Candidate List Ideas for Change in Gloucester City

My name is Michael Walters and I am running for City Council in the First Ward as an Independent. I am married with three children, and have lived in Gloucester most of my life. I am a retired firefighter due to a line of duty injury. I have also worked in the public housing industry. Having worked in these fields I have been able to evaluate the good and bad of Gloucester City. There are a lot of good people in this town and I believe, with your help, we could change some of the bad into good. My wife,... Read more →

Letters: A Great Day for the Future of Gloucester City

I would personally like to thank the mayor and governing body for their invitation to myself and previous members of council to the grand opening of our new water plant. It is a great day for the future of our city. Monsignor Curran from your lips to Gods ear in regards to your blessing. There were a lot of people involved in bringing this plant on line to service our city including Fred and his men current and past members of the public works committees and The Infrastructure Trust Fund. However, there is one person that this administration keeps failing... Read more →


FIDO’S FESTIVAL USA is one of the country’s largest dog-centered events for dogs, dog-lovers, vendors, mission-based rescue organizations and local businesses. People and dogs came from all over Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and beyond to attend the Third annual Fido’s Festival USA®, the first ever all-inclusive dog festival, that was held this past weekend at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown. This year’s theme, “OctoberFETCH,” gave many opportunities for families and their dogs to celebrate autumn with friendly fall-themed canine contests, health and training seminars, demonstrations and agility courses on 64 acres of indoor/outdoor pavilions. Some fun happenings included the... Read more →

Seniors Warned to be Cautious of Fee-Based Rebate Assistance Mailings

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett again urged Pennsylvania seniors to be wary of mailings and other unsolicited offers that attempt to charge consumers a fee for information about Pennsylvania's property tax rebate program. Corbett wants to remind Pennsylvania seniors that they are NOT required to pay a fee to apply for the state's property tax and rent rebates program. Rebate forms and instructions are available free-of-charge and can be easily obtained from the Department of Revenue, as well as Area Agency on Aging offices and the offices of many state legislators. "Homeowners across the state are continuing to report... Read more →

The Move to Consolidate Churches in the Camden Diocese Continues

Bishop Joseph Galante (photo) formally announced today that the parishes of Assumption, Atco; St. Lucy, Blue Anchor, and Sacred Heart, Cedarbrook, which together form Blessed John XXIII Parish; and St. Anthony, Waterford, will unite and the new parish resulting from the consolidation, Christ the Redeemer, will be established Nov. 10, 2010. The announcement establishing the new parish has been made in a formal decree, which is published in the October 8 edition of theCatholic Star Herald (See pages 22-23). It is the 28th decree issued by Bishop Joseph Galante in a diocesan-wide reconfiguration of parishes announced two years ago to... Read more →

New Search Engine Offered to Readers of

Image via CrunchBase TypePad, the blog service that is used by ClearysNoteBook ( to post articles, photos, and videos has just released a new robust search tool. Readers of will now be able to quickly search posts, pages and comments. For example enter ScottMac comments and you come up with a bevy of remarks posted by Scott over the last couple of years. Search for Tips and Snippets and every column that was written by yours truly will appear without leaving the site. The new search tool appears at the top of the right column. There are over 11,000 articles... Read more →


BY BILL CLEARY CHEER-Gloucester City Lions Club members Dayl Baile and Bill Stevens were the guest bartenders at O’Donnell’s Pub & Grill on September 20th in their continuing efforts to raise money for charity. Baile and Stevens are two of Gloucester City’s most community active and comical residents who work tirelessly to help support many good causes. JEER-A burglar broke into the honor box located at Charlie’s Ice, Daly Street, Gloucester City, in September stealing some change and a few dollar bills. Mr. Charlie said, “I have been in the ice business here in Gloucester City for about 25 years,... Read more →

Obits: Doris Pettit, of Gloucester City; Baby Joseph T. Egan of National Park

Doris E. Pettit, 86, of Gloucester City former PECO Employee PETTIT Doris E.-On October 8, 2010, (nee Stetser) a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Age 86 yrs. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Pettit (Ott). She is survived by her cherished dog Ginger and dear friends Glenn and Susan Adams. Mrs. Pettit worked at PECO in Phila. for over 25 years prior to her retirement and also volunteered at Underwood Memorial Hospital for many years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. Funeral... Read more →

Letters: Looking for William H. Carr, GHS Class of 1968

My name is Gary Badger, I graduated from Gloucester City High School with the Class of 1968. I went in military and left the area. I'm looking for a school mate, he also graduated in from GHS 1968. His name is William H. Carr, he had an older sister, Francis. I believe his mother was a proof reader for the Gloucester City News in the 50's & 60's. His mothers name may have been Ms. Beckett or something similiar. Someone told me that Ms. Beckett moved to California to live with her daughter. Never the less, I sure would like... Read more →

American Legion Post 135 Honors Frank Anello, Member for 65 Years

Picture: ( l-r ) Post Finance Officer, Jim Carr, Commander Hindsley, Frank Anello, and member Jim Schaeffer. Recently, Gloucester City American Legion Commander, John Hindsley, presented a plague to Frank Anello, for his 65 years of continuous membership in Post # 135. Needless to say, he is the longest standing member of our post. We thank Frank for his continued support of our post and congratulate him on his long standing business in Gloucester City. Frank still cuts hair at his business, part time. What a guy ! For God and Country, John Hindsley, Cmdr. Read more →

Gloucester City HS Principal Jack Don Headed for the Temple U. Athletic Hall of Fame

By CNB Sports On Saturday, October 16, during halftime of the Temple University vs. Bowling Green Football game at Lincoln Financial Field, Gloucester City High School’s principal, Dr. Jack Don will be inducted into the Temple University Athletic Hall of Fame. A standout on the diamond as well as in the classroom, Jack Don (1971-73) earned team MVP honors with team highs in batting average (.376) and RBI (35) as a senior in 1973. He also became the only Temple baseball player to earn First Team Academic All-America honors. Moving from third base to catcher for his final season, the... Read more →

Welcome Back From Iraq Specialist Reid Hlavka of Runnemede

When: Saturday, October 9, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM Where: 128 Patricia Lane Runnemede, NJ Please come out to welcome home Specialist Reid Hlavka from serving in Iraq. Specialist Hlavka is welcomed home by his mother, Linda, girlfriend Kristin, and many other family and friends. Specialist Hlavka serves in the First Battalion, 38th Infantry, Chaos Co. This was his first tour in Iraq where he served for 11 months. He has been in the Army for 2 years now. Specialist Hlavka is 23 years old and a graduate of Cherry Hill East High School where he played Varsity Ice Hockey. Specialist... Read more →

Hunting & Fishing: 11-Year-Old Bags Bear; Catch & Release Laws; PA Fall Firearms Deer Season

11-Year-Old Wisconsin Hunter Bags State-Record Bear | Field & Stream On a muddy Saturday morning, third generation bear hunter Braden Burkhart, 11, of Antigo, Wisconsin headed out with his grandfather, Ken Rine, his father Larry Burkhart, his younger brother Mason, their dogs and a group of friends, never imagining that he’d be the one to come home with a record setting trophy out of a bear-hunting fraternity with more than 100 years of combined experience. The bear season in Wisconsin alternates each year, allowing hunters with dogs and bait hunters to take turns for the first crack at the state’s... Read more →

Tips and Snippets: Community Report Card; Update on Amspec Landfill Project

By Bill Cleary COMMUNITY REPORT CARD-Every municipality in the state of New Jersey was required by October 1 to file a new form entitled Local Government Best Practices. This form, which will determine how much state aid a municipality will receive is part of the governor's reform Tool Kit. Towns will only receive 100 percent of their state municipal aid payment if they respond "yes" to at least 76 out of 88 questions listed in the governor's "Local Government Best Practices." September 28 CNB requested a copy of the forms filed by the communities of Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City... Read more →

Gloucester City Says: FMBA Wanted Minimal Staffing and No Layoff Clauses Added to Contract

By Bill Cleary The turmoil caused by the contract negotiations between the City of Gloucester City and the firefighters union, Local 51 and 251 that has disrupted this community for over three years came roaring back yesterday in full force. PHOTO: October 2007during the Heroes to Hero Scholarship Run local firefighters and their supporters stood at Johnson Blvd. and Nicholson Road to show their displeasure with contract negotiations as those participating in the run jog by. The 2010 Heroes to Hero Run is this Saturday. See 2007 album Everyone had thought this matter was settled on June 30 when both... Read more →


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be difficult. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. 4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you. 5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. 6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never... Read more →

Obits: Margaret "Peggy" Theckston, of Brooklawn; Dorothy E. Bartley of Oaklyn

Peggy Theckston, Member of Alice Costello School PTA, Volunteer for Brooklawn Little League THECKSTON -Margaret E. “Peggy” On October 5, 2010. Surrounded by her loving family. (nee Wilson) Age 77. Of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted wife of 56 years to Norman J. Theckston, Sr. Loving and caring mother of Norman J. Jr. (Pat), Michael L. (Dianne), Patrick J. (Gina), John H. (Lori) and Thomas E. Theckston. Loving grandmother of Lawrence, Gerald, Veronica, Michael, Ryan, Patrick, Timothy, Taylor, Jonathan, Nathan, Jennifer Ferrilli (Robert) and Lauren Gorman (Steven). Loving great-grandmother of Cole Gorman. Predeceased by her brothers, Robert Wilson and Lawrence Wilson.... Read more →

Consolidation of Churches in the Camden Diocese Continues

Bishop Joseph Galante (photo) formally announced today that the Church of St. Vincent de Paul in Mays Landing and St. Bernard Mission in Dorothy, will unite into one parish, the Parish of St. Vincent dePaul on November 3, 2010. Father Edward Heintzelman has been named pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish for a term of six years. The announcement establishing the new parish has been made in a formal decree which is published in the October 1 edition of the Catholic Star Herald (See page 17). At the same time, after more than 100 years at its current location,... Read more →

Breaking News: FMBA Local 51 President Withdraws Contract, City to Lay Off 8 Firefighters

By Bill Cleary I had heard today that the contract settlement that was reached on June 30 between the City of Gloucester City and the FMBA Local 51 and 251 the unions that represent the Gloucester City firemen has been withdrawn by the union. Looking for an answer City Solicitor John Kearney was contacted. Kearney writes, "The president of the Gloucester City firefighters union withdrew the proposed contract so the City has no alternative but to refile the layoff request with Civil Service for permission to lay off 8 firefighters. I expect that request will go out tomorrow." Two weeks... Read more →

LETTERS: Hit and Run Driver; Sunset Wine Tasting/Sail Event a Success

THIS IS FOR YOU! To the person that hit my grandson’s parked car on Klemm and Rosalind Avenues between 1 and 2 p.m. on September 23, this is for you! Obviously you do not have a conscience or you would not have driven away without leaving a note or name. How can someone do this, only you and God know what you have done. Thank goodness he was not in the car or he would have been hurt. I hope you think about this and own up to it. How would you like someone to do this to you. I... Read more →

Bishop Galante Ordained Eight Men as Permanent Deacons

On Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, eight men were ordained to the Order of the Deaconate at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden. The new deacons are: — Deacon Omar M. Aguilar, a lawyer from Sicklerville, who is assigned at St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral (his home parish), and will work in the ministries of Social Justice, Hispanic Ministries, and the Tribunal; — Deacon Anthony R. Cioe, a Vice-President in Sales from Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood, who is assigned to St. Stephen, Pennsauken, and will serve in the ministries of Evangelization and Tribunal; — Deacon Russell O. Davis, the diocesan... Read more →

New Curriculum Mapping Program Discussed at Bellmawr BOE Meeting

By Chris Concannon NEWS Correspondent A new curriculum-mapping program was introduced at Bellmawr’s September Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Presented by Vicky Cohen and Jillian Perkins of On Track, the ClassLink program is an expansive system that can be customized to suit the needs of teachers and students alike. They said any information can be accessed on a 24-hour basis. Dottie Specht noted that each district is responsible for monitoring their own content within the program. Perkins said although they do not audit individual programs at On Track, they would assist if requested. The program is a professional development series,... Read more →

Obits: Ralph Hutchinson, of Westville; Chadd Denton, of Gloucester City

Ralph Hutchinson, of Westville, Retired Bell Telephone Employee, Former Lions Club President Hutchinson, Ralph Thomas "Tom", 82, of Westville, passed away on October 3, 2010 with his loving family by his side. Tom leaves a legacy of great story telling and interesting conversation that often was flavored with his quick wit and great sense of humor. Born and raised in Woodbury, Tom was a graduate of Woodbury High School with the Class of 1945. He then proudly served his country in the Navy at the end of World War II. Tom met and married Edith Cloud with whom he shared... Read more →


Gloucester City NJ-I just got word from Howard Clark's office that Comcast has fixed the transmission problem that shut down the broadcast of the local cable Channel 19. It hasn't worked for three weeks or more. The channel is also viewed in Brooklawn and Mt. Ephraim as well. According to people I spoke with in those communities they too were without the channel. Besides being Gloucester City's UEZ Director, Clark operates the local channel network. After being contacted last week about this problem Clark said his equipment was working that the problem is with Comcast, and the level of transmission... Read more →

Brooklawn Council Hires Real Estate Broker to Sell Borough Homes

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Brooklawn Council discuss the sale of Borough homes led to a resolution to hire a real estate broker, who would market the homes for a commission on the sale not to exceed 5 percent. Earlier this year there were no bids on one of the homes at 212 S. Hannevig Avenue, but a home on Wilson Avenue was sold at an auction through borough advertising. Currently, residents live in 29 homes rented out by the Borough. Only the two homes were under consideration for sale. Brooklawn Council approved an ordinance last week to move forward... Read more →

Gloucester City to Receive Approximately $1.5 Million for Landfill Project

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent The City of Gloucester City will be receiving some much needed revenue as a result of an agreement to accept clean fill at the city owned AMSPEC property on Water Street. The fill is coming from the construction site of the WalMart store being built in Somerdale. At the September 30 Council meeting Solicitor John Kearney said the agreement calls for a payment of $8 per ton. It will be used as capping material for a City project at the AMSPEC property along the river. Almost $1.5 million is expected to be realized from the... Read more →