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November 2010

Brooklawn Mayor and Council Address Fire Dept.& EMS Personnel

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News The Brooklawn Borough Council invited members of the Brooklawn Fire Department and EMS to last week’s meeting in an effort to clear the air. “Our purpose of asking you to come here to the meeting is two-fold” said Mayor John Soubasi, addressing Brooklawn Fire Department and Emergency Management Services (EMS) members during the Council meeting. “One reason is so that members may hear directly from us. Also, by meeting face to face, we feel is the best way to dispel rumors,” Soubasis said. “I’d like to make it clear that for the last 12... Read more →

Dorothy E. McGovern of Bellmawr, Member of Bellmawr Senior Citizens

Dorothy E. McGovern (nee Mitchell) on November 24, 2010 of Bellmawr. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Hugh McGovern. Devoted mother of Richard McGovern (Alice), Stephen McGovern (and the late Christine), Mark McGovern (Linda) and Michael McGovern (Linda). Loving Meem of Margaret, John-Paul, Colette, Kelly, Brian, Christopher, Laura and Matthew. Great grandmom of Cara. Dear sister of Margaret Mitchell and the late Harry and Albert Mitchell. Mrs. McGovern was a member of the Bellmawr Senior Citizens. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Wednesday morning from 8:45 to 9:45am in the Annunication BVM Church, 601 W. Browning... Read more →

Part of My Heart Left This Earth For A Better Place!

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST by Hank Miller My dearly beloved brother Joseph Edward Miller Sr. of Gloucester City, departed this earth on November 24 , 2010. With faith in God, as sure as there is sunshine that follows the summer rain, so to there will be happiness to ease both grief and pain. photo: Joe and his brother Hank, December 2008 Breakfast Club As sure as darkness of night gives way to light of day, the problems that preplex your mind with faith will fade away. As springtime follows winter, and earth is born anew, you'll find that you never... Read more →

Emma Wynne, age 84 of Mount Laurel, Services Monday

WYNNE Emma...On November 23, 2010. Age 84. (nee Cannon). Of Mount Laurel. Loving wife of the late Charles H. Wynne, Sr. Loving mother of Charles Jr., Jacqueline Brown, Lois, Marion, Kenneth, Mable, Dorothy, Darryl, late Craig, Cheryl, and Emlen Wynne. Also survived by her caring grandchildren John Brown and Joyce Brownlee and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Monday morning from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St. Gloucester City. Interment Land of Canaan Cemetery, Elk Township. Expressions of sympathy: under online... Read more →

Joseph E. Miller Sr., Member of Iron Workers Local 399, Tin Can Sailors, Gloucester City Breakfast Club, GHS Alumni Class '55

Joseph E. Miller Sr., On November 24, 2010. Age 72. Of Gloucester City. Loving Husband of 45 years to the late Gertrude “Trudy” (nee Shaffer). Loving father of Joe E. Jr. (Mary), Lisa M. Poe (Rob), Bill (Shawn) and John Miller. Best friends of Dawn and Jack Markiewicz and children. Loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Hank Miller (Keiko), the late Rose Collins and Roni Arrera (Tom). Special “Grandpop Miller” of many neighborhood kids. Joe was a 1955 graduate of Gloucester High School. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy and was a... Read more →

City of Gloucester City Nov. 23 Council Meeting Info

Council Meeting Info for November 23, 2010 Agenda for Meeting - Click Here Resolution for Budget Transfers - Click Here Resolution for Senior and Veteran Deductions - Click Here Resolution for Billing Charges - Click Here Resolution for Refund of Utility Payments - Click Here Resolution for Key Deposit - Click Here Resolution for Front End Loader - Click Here Resolution for Truck for Water Dept. - Click Here Resolution for Amspec Building - Click Here Resolution for Sale of Properties - Click Here Resolution for RCA - Click Here Resolution for Telecommunications - Click Here Resolution for Rental -... Read more →

When East Meets West: South Korea in a Bind Dealing with North Korea

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. A frustrated North Korea is once again, this time lashing out with a deadly volley of artillery aimed at reminding rival South Korea -- and the world--that it will not be ignored. The barrage of shots fired Tuesday at a South Korean island laying within sight of its shores did not come out of nowhere. For weeks, North Korea has been angling for credit for reaching out to the U.S. and South Korea, and has warned that cool response would come at a cost.The destruction that set homes ablaze, sent islanders fleeing for underground... Read more →

The 875 Pound Black Bear Controversy

HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS compiled by Full O'Bull Gazette: New Pennsylvania State Record Bear Taken With Crossbow Shot November 15th with a crossbow in northeastern Pennsylvania (Pike County) by David Price of Barrett Township, Monroe County. 875 pounds live weight and 744 dressed, #2 in the WORLD and a new PA State Record. He missed the world record by 4 pounds...... From the hunter's nephew: " It has been caught in NJ numerous times which means he isn't afraid to swim the Delaware River. He was trying to mate with a female bear who was in a snare in... Read more →

VIDEO: Lions Win Turkey Bowl, Final Score 27-26

What an exciting Thanksgiving Day football game this year between cross town rivalries Gloucester City High School and Gloucester Catholic High. Nearing the end of the fourth quarter Gloucester High was winning 27-20. With 19 seconds left Gloucester Catholic scores a touchdown, score 27-26. Instead of kicking a field goal Catholic went for two but was stopped by the Lions defense. Film clips of the game coming later. ~Bruce Darrow Related articles Two and One-Half-Hours (includes Rams v. Lions Turkey Game Videos) ( Read more →

Edward James Sweeney, Sr.; Navy Yard Retiree, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council #674

SWEENEY Edward J., Sr. Suddenly, On November 22, 2010. Age 74. Of Woodbury. Formerly of Cape May and Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of 20 years to Reta (nee Magoun) and the late Gail Sweeney. Loving father of Theresa Netz (Bruce), Daniel (Shayla), Kellie Ann (James) Blymer, Sean, Mark, Luis David (Sam), Thomas and Jeffrey (Kelly). Predeceased by his son, Edward Jr. (surviving Sarah) and granddaughter Katie. Loving and cherished grandfather of Jason, Jesse, Carlie, Jenai, Brandon, Olivia, Riley, Alexandra, Veronica, Chloe, Julia, Christopher, Kari and Kyle. Loving great-grandfather of Jay and Addelynn. Predeceased by his brother Joseph Sweeney... Read more →

The Fantasy Football Fanatic by Dan "Snake" Watson

Hello again, fanatics and welcome to the first of the short weeks. We’ve arrived at Thanksgiving week and there are three games slated for today. The early game has New England traveling to Detroit. Dallas is also the traditional host on this day and they will be hosting New Orleans. The night game has Cincinnati traveling to the New York Jets. Week 12 should start off with quite a bang. Don’t forget to get your lineups in on time for these games. I’ve still got my good year going and I’m sitting at 10-1. I had hoped to get this... Read more →


Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Japan typically digs in it' heels against outside customs. To win acceptance here such customs must first measure up to Japan's high standard of cultural attainment. Which means ... they gotta make money. Thus, through the years Japan has been trampled over by Western cows like Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day. Such customs, or rather the Japanese versions of such, have brought smiles to countless young children and romantic couples and at the same time have given Japanese merchandisers reason to live. And live very well I must say. So we see Halloween masks... Read more →

“GET A JOB” -- Maui Film Premiere & Celebration

at Castle Theater on Maui Benefit for Maui Food Bank and MACC Made in Hawaii Film has Diverse and Talented Cast Submitted by On Sunday, November 28, at 6:00 P.M. the cast and crew of GET A JOB will be at the Castle Theatre for the Maui premiere of the homegrown feature film. This will be a one-night-only screening and celebration of the full feature comedy. There will be a pre-screening reception in the newly renovated ‘Founders Court’ at 5:00 P.M. In this hilarious film, William (Willie K) is a former musician and now successful employment agent. His own... Read more →

May Johnson, of Gloucester City; Thomas B. Groatman, of Gloucester City; David R. Barker, of Mt. Ephraim; Daniel A. D'Ambrosio, of Bellmawr

May Johnson, of Gloucester City, GHS Alumni Class of '73, Active in Women's Pool League On November 22, 2010. (nee Hultgren). Born on June 29, 1955, with much sadness we have lost our sister, aunt and friend. After a long period of suffering from CIDP, May has left us for a better place. We, who loved her dearly will never forget what a good person she was. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1973. Before being forced into disability retirement, May worked as a Billing Administrator for several doctors. She... Read more →

Football at Wrigley Field And Football in Poland

Submitted by Raymond Rolak photo courtesy of Rolco Sports Nework CHICAGO – He is now making a big mark playing for the Wroclaw Crew in the Polish American Football League. Polish-American football, that is. Mark Philmore dished about last season and American Football in Poland. Not soccer, but American football. He has the pedigree, as both a former Northwestern Wildcat and 2006 Chicago Bear. He played the pre-season with the Bears and gained tremendous experience. “Big Ten football was great and challenging but the NFL is a whole level above that,” said the pass receiver. The Crew had a good... Read more →

Two and One-Half-Hours (includes Rams v. Lions Turkey Game Videos)

Related GHS v. GCHS 2007 Related Lions Alumni Related Rams Alumni By GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-How can two and one- half- hours have such an impact on everyone lives. If you're a Lions fans or a Rams fan nothing beats the game held on Thanksgiving. This year unlike many in the past brings together for the last time many local players on both the GCHS and GHS teams. Rams players Shane Brophy and Sean Gartland will meet the Lions seniors Brandon Blackiston, Dalton Dunn, Nick Russo and lifelong friends, and many other seniors, neighbors and friends for a last time.... Read more →

Westville: East Olive Street Will Receive a "Face Lift"

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Westville Council approved several ordinances and resolutions last week that will enable work to proceed on improvement projects on roads in the borough. One bond ordinance will appropriate $220,000 towards construction of 1,192 feet of roadway construction on East Olive Street. A general obligation bond or bond anticipation note in the aggregate principal amount of up to $42,750 was approved for the project. The work will take place on Olive Street from Delsea Drive towards Boundary Lane, working towards the railroad tracks, and will include the placement of sidewalks where needed. click advertisement for... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Board of Education Has Applied to State for School Choice Program

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Superintendent Joe Rafferty said Mount Ephraim has submitted its application for School Choice (Interdistrict Public School Choice Program Act) during last week’s Board of Education meeting. This program gives parents the option of sending their children to participating schools outside of their home district. Even if a school district does not participate, it still must choose between allowing up to 10 percent per grade level or 15 percent of total population to enroll in School Choice districts. School Board members voted to limit the number to 10 percent per grade. Rafferty said that... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Volunteer Fire Dept. has Logged 36,098 Hours to Date

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News After the Mount Ephraim Wawa opened, borough officials noticed an increase in the number of accidents occurring on the stretch of Black Horse Pike in front of the convenience store. In an effort to increase safety, the Board of Commissioners approved a "no left turn" restriction for vehicles turning onto Black Horse Pike from 4th Avenue. This intersection is across the street from Wawa's entrance and exit. The amendment is to the borough's Traffic Ordinance, and the new law will take effect once the sign is installed. click advertisement for more information In... Read more →

Newspaper Publisher Says Gloucester City Waterfront Development is Moving to Slow

Albert J. Countryman Jr. Gloucester City News Election Analysis Gloucester City Democrats swept the recent General Election, despite big wins for Republicans nationwide. Also, Democratic state candidates in District Five won easily, and the party retained complete control of the Camden County Board of Freeholders. All the candidates made campaign promises to help Gloucester City to develop its Delaware River waterfront as a way to attract tourists and new businesses, and to breathe life into a City that had started dying after the loss of industrial jobs in the 1960s and 70s. Since that time, various development plans have been... Read more →

Francis L. Rein of Gloucester City, WWII Navy Veteran, Member of Historical Society

On November 19, 2010, of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 76 yrs. Beloved husband of Barbara F. (nee Frampton). Loving father of Kathleen Dolphin (Daniel), Mary Peterson (John), Kevin, Paul, Robert (Julie) and the late Francis L. Rein, cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear brother Paul Rein and his 2 stepchildren Lorna Estep and Dorothy May. Mr. Rein was a proud Navy veteran, a member of the Gloucester City Historical Society, an avid wood worker who loved building furniture, but most importantly was a devoted family man who cherished his wife,... Read more →

Just Sayin': Talkin’ Turkey

I am storagely disabled. There’s nowhere to store the turkey or any other perishable, holiday-related item. And it’s only going to get worse as Thanksgiving draws near. Right now “Tom” as he was affectionately labeled when we brought him home from Shoprite, is resting comfortably in the free-standing freezer that slaps us in the face every month when we get the electric bill. But soon it will be time to take him out and put him in the refrigerator, which is now crowded with lunch meat and eggs and fuzzy stuff I can no longer identify. I doubt he will... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing : Video, A Remarkable Story; NRA News; Fall Oysters Season

By Anthony Mauro Sr. Recently, the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance (CF) sponsored a hunt for wounded warriors at Hudson Farm. It is impossible for my words to do the story justice. I will let Lieutenant Joe Caley tell his remarkable story, as only he can. His personal bravery and selflessness are portrayed toward the end of the story and are enormously inspirational. LT. Joe Caley, 8 pointer, bow kill, wounded warrior hunt, October, 2010. Location: Hudson Farm. Hello everyone, I wanted to share a hunting experience. I was invited to hunt in New Jersey this past week at Hudson Farm.... Read more →

Bill's Point of View: Do Away with Tammany Hall Style of Government in Gloucester City

BY BILL CLEARY Looking at the November election returns posted on the Camden County and Gloucester County websites one things stands out. Gloucester City is the only community still using the Ward system in this immediate area. For several years I along with others have been urging Mayor and Council to change Gloucester City’s out-dated form of government. The present system limits the chance of finding qualified residents who have an interest in serving in City government to run for office. The Wards system makes it even more difficult, as the candidate must live in that Ward to be able... Read more →

Obits: Joseph B. Collins, of Lake Harmony PA; Marion B. Rowan, of Gloucester City; Winifred A. Deal of Audubon; Mrs. Dorothy E. Anderson formerly of Bellmawr, Age 93

Joseph B. Collins Sr., of Lake Harmony PA , formerly of Gloucester City; Past President of Hospital Engineers Association of Southern NJ On November 19, 2010. Age 65. Of Lake Harmony, PA. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving Husband of 44 years to Edna F. (Nee Kraft). Beloved father of Joseph B. Collins, Jr. (Bridget), John Collins, Mark Collins (Joann) and Maureen Collins. Devoted Brother of Jack Collins, Bernard Collins, Eileen Collins and the late Donna Collins. Cherished Grandfather of Alyssa, Joseph B. III, Mary Kathryn, Dominic and Margaret Anne “Maggie” Collins. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was... Read more →

Remembering Uncle Joe Barron, American War Hero

WEST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Here are some photo's of my uncle Joe Barron's banner displayed on Broadway in Gloucester City on Veterans Day. The people in the photo are my aunt Sally Miller my uncle Joe's sister, her daughter Cathy, her granddaughter and great granddaughter. Sue, Anne, and brothers Denny, Jack, Joe, and Michael Barron. This information was sent to me today by Michael Barron my cousin of the Barron Iron Works of Gloucester,City. Uncle Joe Barron is sadly missed by all the members of our extended family. I really miss my close family ties... Read more →

Gloucester Mustangs Football News

The 60lb Gloucester Mustangs win the Turkey Bowl in dramatic fashion as Jamison Gorman breaks a 7-7 tie with less than a minute to play to clinch the win 13-7. The Mustangs thank Logan Twp. For coming up to play us for a good cause. (proceeds of concession stand and 50-50’s went to Michael Battersby- a local boy who was recently seriously injured.) The 125lb Mustangs also were victorious as their high octane offense had the scoreboard busy at Gloucester High’s John A. Lynch Field. The Gloucester Boys outgunned a nice Haddon Heights Garnett team 41-20 and advanced to Round... Read more →

Brooklawn NJ: Early Morning Motor Vehicle Accident...Two People with Minor Injuries

photos and caption by Mike Wallace Early Saturday Morning around 330AM Brooklawn Emergency Services was dispatched for a report of an accident at 405 New Broadway. click photos to enlarge Chief Sam Cilurso 3440 arrived & reported a 1 car accident, a vehicle into a pole with the pole down on the highway. Firefighters worked to clear the roadway as BLS 3417 tended to & transported 2 minor injuries to Underwood Hospital. Related: Brooklawn MVA Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week

All About (Dog) Food There are so many different types of dog food on the market that sometimes it’s confusing: which one is the best for Fido? It’s important to remember that, when you adopt an older dog, you must mix whatever it was he was eating with the dry dog food of your choice so as not to upset his digestive system. Mix ¼ cup of your food with ¾ cup of the food he was eating, previously. Gradually increase the food of your choice until he is weaned off the food he ate previously, otherwise he may develop... Read more →

Brooklawn: Motor Vehicle Accident, 1 Injury

photos and information provided by Mike Wallace Approximately 145PM on Friday November 19th Brooklawn Fire & EMS were dispatched to 801 Route 130 in front of the Days Inn for a motor vehicle accident. Moments later Bellmawr Rescue & EMS were added for a report of entrapment. Units arrived to find a 1 car accident with a car into the concrete median divider with 1 person injured and not trapped. Bellmawr Rescue 32 handled a small highway hazzard as Bellmawr EMS & Virtua Paramedics tended to the victim & transported to a local hospital. Read more →

The Fantasy Football Fanatic: Dan "Snake" Watson

Hello again, fanatics and welcome to Week 11 of this column. I got back on track this past week and am now sitting at 9-1 going into this week. I was losing going into Monday night but I still had NcCoy, Akers and the Philly D I won by 12 points. Let’s look at this week’s games: QUARTERBACKS Carson Palmer hosts Buffalo this weekend. This is a quality matchup against the Bills who have allowed opposing QBs 18 TDs this year. Palmer should have a great day here along with former Bill, Terrell Owens. Shaun Hill is in Dallas this... Read more →

FDA Issues Warning: Serious Concerns Over Alcoholic Beverages with Added Caffeine

Caffeinated alcoholic beverages, or CABs, are alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine as an additive and are packaged in combined form. Alcoholic beverages to which caffeine has been added as a separate ingredient have raised health concerns at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as in other federal, state, and local agencies. On Nov. 17, 2010, FDA announced that it had sent warning letters to four companies that make malt versions of these beverages, advising them that the caffeine included as a separate ingredient is an “unsafe food additive." These warning letters were not directed at alcoholic beverages that... Read more →

Mount Olive cop: Politicians caused pension woes

submitted by RC As a police officer in the state of New Jersey, I find myself unable to sit by while the current climate of public employee bashing continues under the misinformation fed to the public by the media and our current governor. While I can not comment on the teacher’s retirement system, I can speak about the Police and Fire Retirement Fund (PFRS), and more specifically, how it has been mishandled by some of our elected officials. The truth should come out, and the public has a right to know how we got to where we are today. Long... Read more →

Congressional Members' Personal Wealth Expands Despite Sour National Economy

Related: NJ Senator Lautenberg worth $100 million plus The Center for Responsive Politics Press release By Communications on November 17, 2010 WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are enjoying their own financial stimulus. Despite a stubbornly sour national economy congressional members’ personal wealth collectively increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to a new study by the Center for Responsive Politics of federal financial disclosures released earlier this year. And while some members’ financial portfolios lost value, no need to bemoan most lawmakers’ financial lot: Nearly half of them -- 261 -- are millionaires, a slight increase... Read more →

The Millionaire's Club: NJ Senator Lautenberg in the Top 25 of the Wealthiest Legislators

Source Center of Responsive Politics It is difficult to gauge what a lawmaker is worth based on what they file because the disclosure forms do not require exact values. Instead, the lawmaker reports the range of value into which an asset, for example, falls. As the values increase, the ranges get broader. To calculate net worth, shown here, CRP added together the lawmaker's range of assets and then subtracted their range of liabilities. We then calculate the midpoint of the resulting range and use this figure to rank the filers. Using this method provides a ranking that more closely reflects... Read more →

Little Dog Found: Story of an Angel

A puppy mill bust in Arkansas. The rescue of a little dog, one of many, that had spent her life in a crate. The transport to New Jersey to the home of a foster family that would care for her until she would find her Forever Home. She arrived on Tuesday, November 9. The little dog, nicknamed "Angel", is taken outside for a game of catch with her foster mother and suddenly, she escapes, dragging her leash behind her. That was Saturday, November 13. A frantic phone call later and the search was on. Posters, flyers, phone calls, hiring search... Read more →

Bellmawr Council Honors Two Members of EMS Unit

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News Two members of Bellmawr’s EMS Unit were honored with citations at the recent Bellmawr Borough Council meeting. Bellmawr Fire Chief Jim Burleigh presented the awards to Michael Cox Jr. and Charles “CJ” Ruff. They were honored for saving the life of Joseph Toomey, who went into cardiac arrest August 4. Cox and Ruff responded to Mr. Toomey’s home and, using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), re-started his heart function. Then, they took him to a local hospital. A very thankful Toomey was at the meeting for the presentation. Well-known to residents, he is a... Read more →


Citizens of Gloucester City, There is no shortage of citizens with good ideas about how to improve our city. There is no shortage of citizens who are looking for a way forward, looking for a path to change. But there is a shortage of leaders that are offering a way forward that is based on the long-term interests of the city. The lack of a path forward is wasting those good ideas and risks imperiling Gloucester City. The Combined Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Board is currently writing a new Gloucester City Master Plan. A Master Plan is supposed to reflect... Read more →

The secret sauce behind bloated state pensions

But no state does pension abuse like New Jersey, and no state is facing financial ruin from that abuse sooner than the Garden State. The state’s unfunded pension debt per capita is the largest in the nation, and its pension fund is on target to be the first in the nation to run dry, in 2018. A few more amazing statistics about the state's gloomy future: *In 2008-09, New Jersey paid 240,000 retirees about $7 billion in pensions; when free health care and other perks are added in, the cost rose to nearly $11 billion. *Because pension reform is in... Read more →

Rack Moving; Countdown to PA Deer Season; Field Forecasts; Online Harvest Reporting

related category Hunting and Fishing Notes from the Field: The nighttime Gray Ghost Nine Point Buck only moves during the night hours since my trail camera has been attach to the tree for approximately a month. Late night photo of the Grey Ghost On November 11th at 9:30 in the morning he broke his night time rule. I was working that time and missed him. If only I was retired or had a crystal ball. Gary Devine Editors Note: If you have a story or photo for this column that you would like to share with our readers send it... Read more →

Attacked Pennsylvania Corrections Officer Dies: News A Crawford County corrections officer died yesterday after being attacked by an inmate in October, according to The Erie Times-News. Officer Cary M. Chapin, 49, was attacked by 24-year-old Gregory G. Brown on Oct. 13 at the correctional facility in Saegertown. He did not regain consciousness following the attack and was pronounced dead at approximately 2:40 a.m. at the Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville. The inmate was charged with aggravated assault, assault by a prisoner and reckless endangerment following the incident. Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy before determining whether additional charges will be filed.... Read more →

Sister Christine Hartnett: Most Thankful for the People in Gloucester City

Motherhouse at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Lois Staas Gloucester City News “There is no end to this road,” thought Miss Christine Hartnett as she traveled on the NJ turnpike August 10, 1955, in 102 degree weather after her arrival in the United States. This was quite a change for someone originally from a small rural town of single lane dirt road in County Cork, Ireland. Born on December 22 to Mary and Joseph Hartnett, the second of three children – Maurice, Christine, and Bridie—Miss Hartnett was on her way to stay with her... Read more →

OVERVIEW: The Black Market in Bluefin - The Center for Public Integrity

Along the Mediterranean coast of France, in the city of Montpellier, prosecutors are quietly putting on trial an ancient French tradition — the fishing and trading of the majestic Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna, a sushi delicacy sold in restaurants from New York to Tokyo. The still-secret proceedings accuse some of France’s most prominent fishing masters of illegally catching several hundred tons of the prized bluefin, a fish so severely plundered in the Mediterranean that this year it was proposed for listing as an endangered species alongside panda bears. Bluefin tuna is one of the sea’s most valuable species, a highly... Read more →

President Kaczynski Way Opened in Portage Park

By Raymond Rolak Chicago-- Lech Aleksander Kaczyński, the former Polish President killed in the recent Smolensk, Russia plane crash, had a street named in his memory in Chicago. It will be on the the Avenue of Honor. The street will be run at the crossing of Belmont - Central avenues in a very popular and historic area of Portage Park. At the first intersection near Belmont - Central, a ceremonial unveiling of a plaque with the name of the street Lech Kaczynski Way was unveiled. During the ceremony, a special letter from Jaroslaw Kaczynski was read by the cousin of... Read more →

NJ Congressional Races: Who Raised the Most Money

New Jersey: Congressional Races Race All Candidates Amount Raised District 01 Incumbent Re-elected Robert E. Andrews (D) * Dale Mark Glading (R) Margaret M Chapman (I) Mark Heacock (3) Nicky I. Petrutz (I) William Kern (L) $1,348,652 $41,626 $0 $0 $0 $0 District 02 Incumbent Re-elected Frank A. LoBiondo (R) * Gary Stein (D) Mark Lovett (I) $1,101,676 $0 $0 District 03 John H. Adler (D) * Jon Runyan (R) Peter M. Destefano (3) Russ Conger (L) Lawrence J. Donahue (I) $3,094,160 $1,268,297 $6,722 $0 $0 District 04 Incumbent Re-elected Chris Smith (R) * Howard Kleinhendler (D) Joseph A. Siano... Read more →

To the Governor of NJ, State Legislators, Camden County Freeholders, Brooklawn Mayor and Borough Council

Recently my neighborhood was re assessed and on this past Friday I received the information that has caused myself some concern. The Camden County Board of taxation has doubled the assessed value of my house which now has added well over 500.00 dollars a year to my property tax bill. This is totally beyond acceptability considering I have been working since I was 16 served 4 years in the US navy and have never been a burden to the system (employed for 30 years). I find it very hard to keep my loyalties to New Jersey when year after year... Read more →

Helen M. Daddazio of Bellmawr, Loyal Phillies Fan; Enjoyed Summers in Wildwood

DADDAZIO, Helen M., (nee Pinizzotto) 59, of Bellmawr on November 13, 2010 with her loving family by her side Helen devoted her time and affections to her family and often spent her summers on the shores of Wildwood. As a loyal Phillies fan, Helen cheered her team on every season, often from the stands. She also enjoyed her time on the bowling lanes with her loving family beside her. Beloved daughter of Helen and the late Carlo; Devoted wife of Raymond, Sr.; Loving mother of Anthony, Bernadette, Maria, Ray, Lisa and Cynthia; Dear sister of Michael Frances, Rosemarie, Teresa, Joann,... Read more →

New Jersey Federation of Sportsmen Clubs News

News for the week of November 15 submitted by Bill Schemel for Federation awards now being accepted Three awards given by the Federation to worthy individuals are the Keith Griffiths Memorial award, the Frank Valgenti award and the George P. Howard Conservation award. The Keith Griffiths Memorial award is presented to a Federation member who best exemplifies the dedication and service to the Federation at either the county or state level. The award winner must be a Federation member. The Frank Valgenti award is given to the a person who promotes hunting, fishing and trapping in the state of New... Read more →

Albert DaCosta Jr., WW II Navy Veteran, Brooklawn Senior Citizens Member

On November 12, 2010. Age 83. Resident of Laurel Lake Estates in Voorhees. Formerly a longtime resident of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted husband to the late Helen N. (nee Thompson). Beloved uncle of Robert J. Pilkauskas and his wife Dorothy. Albert proudly served our country during WW II in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the US LST Association, the Naval Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Brooklawn Senior Citizens. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City,... Read more →