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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 →

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 →


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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

This Week's Rumors; Amspec Coming Down; NJ Residents Favor Layoffs of Public Employees; Outrageous

TIPS AND SNIPPETS By Bill Cleary Yo! Bill Have You Heard This One? You have to wonder sometimes where the people who start the rumors that float around Gloucester City get their information. And why don’t they approach our public officials for the answer (s) instead of spreading the gossip all over town before they know if it is true or not? Privately I am told some individuals fear retaliation from the power brokers in our City especially those who have city jobs. Another reason could be they don’t trust politicians to tell the truth be they local, county, state... Read more →

The Grey Ghost; NJ Politicians Want Names of NRA Members; Bear and Beaver/Otter Lottery; GIS Classes

Hunting and Fishing News compiled by The Grey Ghost-Gary Devine has set up a camera to record deer feeding near his tree stand over the past few days. He writes, "My nine point buck walked pass the bait pile after 9:45pm last night. He was so close that when he moves the body parts moving are distorted. I hope the Rut or Tink's spray pulls him out of his daytime bed so I can get a look at him in the daylight." Gary's camera also caught a photo of a small spike that visited his hunting area in the... Read more →


Today, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC ) along with Mayor Nutter and City and State Officials broke ground for the Race Street Pier, the first new public space of its kind on the Central Delaware River Waterfront. In addition to breaking ground for this new park, DRWC announced a new initiative, the Race Street Connector, which will create a new attractive and dramatic experience for residents and visitors from Old City to walk, bike or drive from 2nd and Race Streets to Columbus Boulevard to this exciting new pier. "After years of planning and discussion the revitalization of the... Read more →

Join the Bellmawr Fire Department

Recruitment Volunteer’s Needed At least 14 years of age. The Bellmawr Fire Department is actively seeking firefighters, & administrative members. Be part of one of the most progressive volunteer emergency response organizations in the nation. Training is provided and the benefits are rewarding. Basic Requirements Getting started with the Bellmawr Fire Department is easy. Completion of a membership application. Willing to help your community. General Membership Benefits The Bellmawr Fire Department provides an outstanding atmosphere with state-of-the-art apparatus and equipment and these benefits... Free Training: All firefighting, rescue and emergency medical training is provided. Partial College tuition for you and... Read more →

William F. Moen, of Bellmawr, WW II Army Veteran

On November 11, 2010, Veterans Day. Age 85. Of Bellmawr. Loving and devoted husband of 60 years to the late Dolores R. Moen (nee Blackburn). Loving father of Edward (Dorothy), William F. (Donna), James J. (Anita) and Lynn F. (Keith) Moen. Loving grandfather of Jennifer, Chance, Nicholas, William Jr. and Josh. Loving brother of Eleanor McKinney and Jean McLaughlin. William proudly served our country during WW II in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Runnemede VFW Post #3324. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday morning from 10 AM to 12 noon at... Read more →

Glassboro To Receive Gift Of New Fire Truck

Rowan Boulevard’s Developer, Sora Holdings, Working With Mayor and Council To Upgrade Fire Department Equipment Glassboro, NJ, November 9, 2010 ---- The fire protection and safety of the Glassboro community will receive a major gift in early December, as Sora Holdings, the developer of the borough’s $300 million Rowan Boulevard downtown revitalization project, donates a new aerial ladder truck to the Glassboro Fire Department. “This is an excellent example of how a public-private partnership benefits the community. We have been discussing with Sora the need to upgrade our existing fleet of fire trucks, especially with the height of some of... Read more →

Plan Taking Shape to Restore North Philadelphia Waterfront

By Paul Racette, Watershed Programs Manager, Pennsylvania Environmental Council The tidal Delaware River, like many urban rivers, is undergoing a 21st century transformation thanks to the creation ofgreenways, parks, and trails along waterfronts long dominated by indus- trial enterprises. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is leading an effort to identify ecological restoration opportunities along the North Philadelphia waterfront. The East Coast Greenway, a multi-use recreational trail that will run from Maine to Florida, is being stitched together through this riverfront reach. Focusing on areas between the trail and the river, PEC and its partners have assessed restora- tion opportunities across... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Students of the Month for October

photo and caption by Leigh Ann Hubbs CONGRATULATIONS-From left to right, Second grade Brady Small, Third grade Chelsea Bocchicchio, Fourth grade John Myers, Sixth grade Georgana Stewart, Seventh grade Bill DiLolle and Eight grade Jade Carson. Not in photo are First grade winner Vincent Minyon and Fifth grade winner Kyle Evans. MOUNT EPHRAIM SCHOOL CONFERENCE REMINDERS Read more →

Some Big Fish; Take Your Parent Fishing; Pheasant Farm Dedicated; PA Elk Hunters Successful in 2010 Harvest 41 Elk

HUNTING AND FISHING compiled by Wow How About these Stripers? Captain Bob Bevan and son, Gregg fished the Delaware Bay on Friday, Nov. 5th. A little rough Bob said (white caps, did you say?) Capt. And son headed out about 9:30 a.m., waited, waited, waited and finally at about 2:30 p.m. they had their first “run off”. While Gregg was anxious to net the “Big Fish”, Capt. Bob said wait a little more until the fish tires itself and then we’ll net it. BINGO! What a catch. And 20 minutes later, another “run off” and another BIG STRIPER! Banner... Read more →

Planning Board Shoots Down Moving Library to Riverfront; Fire and Police Depts. Need More Room

By Anthony Wojtkowiak Gloucester City News The Planning Board agreed that the Gloucester City Library should not be relocated during a special meeting October 27 to discuss the Master Plan. Library Director Elizabeth Egan, one of five City officials to give presentations during the meeting, told board members that the space and location of the present library are inadequate. “When I came to the directorship of the Gloucester City Library in 1989, we were serving 42,000 people a year. In the last three years we have averaged 83,582 people,” she said. Alternate Board Member Elena King challenged the need for... Read more →

Mayor James Welcomes Owners of McMichael’s Pub and Grill

related video's of council meeting By Sara Martino Gloucester City News An added improvement to the Burlington Street area is expected to occur once the new pub is renovated and opened to the public. Mayor William James and Gloucester City Council approved the transfer of the plenary, retail consumption license during last week’s meeting. The license was transferred from the Auld Dubliner at 157 S. Burlington Street to Louis J. Faragasso Jr., and the mayor wished the new owners good luck. Faragasso said he is looking forward to serving the customers, plans to make definite improvements, and hopes to open... Read more →


As a resident and citizen for 20 years, I observed first-hand at a recent Borough Council meeting the apparent lack of leadership in Bellmawr. I received a flyer in the mail from another Bellmawr citizen listing concerns about the speed limits not being observed on both Creek and Browning roads. As a father of three children, I thought it was a good idea to attend the meeting to see what may come out of the meeting. Well, I was mistaken and displeased at what I observed and heard at the Council meeting I attended on October 21. I was disappointed... Read more →

Letters: City of Gloucester City Says "Thank You" to Cleanup Volunteers

The Mayor, City Council and the Public Works Department would like to thank all the people who participated in our semi-annual Clean-Up Day October 23 in Gloucester City. More than 375 people from 30 different groups picked up 250 bags of trash, tires, clothing and concrete, etc. from Market Street, Collins Avenue, Broadway, the High School, Martin’s Lake, Miller’s Pond, the railroad tracks, parks, playgrounds and the ball fields. These individuals and groups worked hard and should be commended for their volunteerism and community spirit. photo: Mayor William P. James The number of groups and individuals are too numerous to... Read more →

Video Grizzly vs. Bison; PA Game Commission Bear Hunting Tips

HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS compiled by CNBNews.Net Grizzly versus Bison: the rest of the story | | Great Falls, Montana Alex Wypyszinski had just dropped off his wife at work and had a few hours to kill one morning last April. Wypyszinski says he likes to spend his free time in the morning snapping photos of wildlife in the park. Of course, he usually has to search the animals out. It all started when he was driving in the Fountain Flats area, located between the Madison Junction and Old Faithful, when he heard an unusual sound. But Wypyszinski says... Read more →