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January 2011

Obituaries: Joseph F. Yager, Jr. Of Westville; Winifred C. Hapsmith, of Gloucester City

Joe F. Yager Jr., Old Style Craftsman and Wood Worker Known as a Mr Fix It Born in Westville, NJ on Nov. 9, 1937. Departed on Jan. 28, 2011. Resided in Westville, NJ. Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 Service: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 Cemetery: Woodbury Memorial Park LEGACY The most fun father and devoted companion who adored his grandchildren and was a great neighbor and friend. Known as a "Mr. Fix-It", Joe was an old style craftsman and wood worker extraordinaire who loved to build, fix and tinker with antique clocks, stained glass, cars and anything he could get his... Read more →


DCA & HMFA CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY IN MORRISTOWN The Pointe Will Provide Supportive Housing for Homeless Individuals MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Representatives from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) joined local officials today to celebrate the completion of The Pointe, an affordable, supportive housing community located on Harrison Street in Morristown, Morris County. The HMFA, an affiliate of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), provided approximately $612,000 in permanent financing for the project from the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund. To assist with the operations of the community, DCA committed housing vouchers from... Read more →

Judge Rules Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional - FoxNews.com

A U.S. district judge on Monday threw out the nation's health care law, declaring it unconstitutional because it violates the Commerce Clause and surely reviving a feud among competing philosophies about the role of government. Judge Roger Vinson, in Pensacola, Fla., ruled that as a result of the unconstitutionality of the "individual mandate" that requires people to buy insurance, the entire law must be declared void. "I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the act with the individual mandate. That is not to say, of course, that Congress is without power to address... Read more →


By Raymond Rolak Has Two Hot Games Coming off the Bench for the Sun’s PHOENIX-- Marcin Gortat, known as the ‘Polish Hammer’ to his teammates, had career highs in his last two games for the Phoenix Suns. The performances helped Phoenix end a three-game losing streak. Before their game against the Celtics on Friday, the Suns had previously lost three straight to the likes of the Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, and Charlotte Bobcats. Marcin Gortat photo credit http://www.interbasket.net/ Against the powerhouse Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Hornets, the 7’ 0” center from Poland erupted for two quality games. The... Read more →

Ester C. Kleinburger, age 94 of Cherry Hill

On January 25, 2011. Age 94. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Philadelphia and Wildwood. Loving and devoted wife of the late Joseph Kleinburger. Beloved mother of Marie (James) Bevanar of Medford and the late Joseph Klineburger (surviving wife Jenny of Atlantic City). Cherished grandmother of 3. Esther loved to read and vacation. She was very devoted to her Roman Catholic Faith and was a former parishioner of Christ Our Light Parish: Saint Peter Celestine Church in Cherry Hill. At the request of the family, cremation and services are private. Family requests memorial donations to Christ Our Light R.C. Parish: 402... Read more →

The Seeing Eye Launches Effort to Reduce Attacks on Guide Dogs

Dog attacks and aggressive interference from other dogs have always been dangers for guide dog teams, but an accurate estimate of their frequency and just how many guide dog handlers experience attacks, has been relatively unknown. This month, The Seeing Eye will conclude a survey that will be used to identify the percentage of guide dog handlers who experience attacks and aggressive interference and the circumstances that lead to these attacks. PHOTO recent litter of puppies born at Seeing Eye campus It is our hope that sharing the results will open the door to greater communication about the need for... Read more →

New Jersey Courts put civil index on-line

The New Jersey Judiciary recently put its computerized civil case index on-line. Previously, anyone who wished to access this index needed to travel to his or her county's courthouse and use a public access terminal there. To access the system, go to the Judiciary's main site at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/ and click on the "Civil Case Public Access" link under "On-line Resources" in the column that appears on the left of your screen. Or, you can go to the site directly at http://njcourts.judiciary.state.nj.us/web1/ACMSPA While the index can serve several uses, I'll go through an example of how it might help someone who... Read more →

Are police, fire unions next on Gov. Christie's hit list?

| The Asbury Park Press | APP.com In his first year, Gov. Chris Christie put the squeeze on police departments across the state but had his most prolonged and public battle with the state teachers union. And while education reform was still a focus of Christie's State of the State address earlier this month, it's clear that the former U.S. attorney also is putting another once-sacred employee base — the police and fire unions — into his cross hairs. Asked at a New Jersey Press Media editorial board meeting late last year why public safety unions had so far escaped... Read more →

Bad News for Residents of Two Cities; Police Chief on Community Safety; Gang Report in the News ; Bullets Fly; Hearing for 16 Police Sergeants

TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY GC TAXPAYERS WILL PICKUP THE TAB!...The rumor about Cheerleaders Bar winning their lawsuit against the City of Gloucester City is true. Gloucester City Solicitor John Kearney said the judge ruled the City Planning Board violated the owner’s First Amendment rights in March 2010 when it refused his request to operate an adult entertainment club at the site, Route 130 and Klemn Avenue. The owner was also granted $159,000 in attorney fees by the judge. Kearney said the City is appealing the court’s ruling. Yo Bill! Have you heard this rumor? As a result of... Read more →

An Investigation Into How Deaths in America Are Examined - ProPublica

On Feb. 1, 2011, ProPublica, FRONTLINE and NPR will begin airing and publishing the results of a year-long investigation into the dysfunctional system that determines how Americans die titled "Post Mortem." The newsrooms found a system in which there are few standards, little oversight, and the mistakes are literally buried. In state after state, reporters found autopsies conducted by doctors who lacked certification and training. Ultimately, the errors made by coroners and forensic pathologists have allowed potentially guilty perpetrators to go free and the innocent to be accused of crimes they did not commit. ProPublica's A.C. Thompson [1] was our... Read more →

Into the abyss: With high crime, fewer cops and little money, Camden is sinking even deeper into trouble

by Kevin Manahan/The Star Ledger Camden, the state’s poorest and most violent city, earlier this month laid off nearly half its police force. And even so, the city council voted this past week to raise taxes by 23 percent to cover the bills. No one knows what will happen next because this kind of civic collapse is new and historic. But the city’s 78,788 residents wonder if their lives are teetering, as resident William Sylvester says, on the edge of “all-out hellfire.” MORE CAMDEN IN PERSPECTIVE: • Life in Camden amid the blight and the bullets Just as the angry... Read more →

Sophie Maguire, St. Francis de Sales School Parish Secretary for Many Years

Sophie Maguire (nee Gulay), of Barrington, a secretary for 52 years at St. Francis de Sales School in Barrington, died Jan. 17 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J., and devoted mother of Patricia Lubonski (Joseph) and Dorothy Henshall (Bob). She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer Schneider (Larry), Stephanie Longo (Peter), David Lubonski (Michelle), Jonathan Lubonski, Thomas Lubonski, Bobby Henshall (Donna), Amy Moore (Chris), Michael Henshall (Jillian) and Matthew Henshall, and great-grandmother of Caleb, Sophie, Caedran, Peter, Joseph, Nicholas, Stephen, Natalie, Jacob, Ethan, Aidan, Sadie, and Macie. She was also the... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing News

In the Crosshairs Mike Piccione, Editor Hey Gunners, Prince George's County in Maryland borders Washington, DC. Democrats dominate the county and 88.87% of the residents voted for Obama. What you did not hear in the news was that there were 13 shootings in the first 13 days of this year in PG County. Why not? While the press is eager to paint Jared Loughner, the Arizona gunman, as the face of conservative talk radio and associate him to Republicans they completely ignored the murder spree in an area dominated by Democrats. Why isn't the press painting the picture of this... Read more →

Some Camden County Mayors Share Their Views on Countywide Police and Fire Department Initiative

They’re open to exploring the idea, and looking forward to more information Camden County mayors expressed interest in exploring the initiative of a countywide police and fire department proposed as a shared services option by the Camden County Freeholder Board, but are looking forward to more discussions, input and study before making any decisions. “It’s a very difficult conversation to have, but it’s a conversation we have to have,” said Collingswood Mayor Jim Maley. As the Freeholder Board expressed it, in these difficult economic times, shared services can present the opportunity to maintain services while saving taxpayers money. In the... Read more →

Bills Would Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines, Close 'Terror Gap' and End Gun Show Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a package of three common-sense gun safety bills last week that would ban high-capacity gun magazines and keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals and terrorists. As one of Congress’ leading voices for gun safety, Senator Lautenberg has worked throughout his career to draft legislation that prevents criminals and terrorists from obtaining guns and assault weapons. “This package of common-sense gun safety bills would sail through Congress if it wasn’t for the special interest gun lobby. It’s time to put aside business as usual in Washington, and start... Read more →

2011 Deer Classic Winners; Coldwater Conservation School; Fish Stuff; PA NASP® State Championships

HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS compiled by CNBNEWS.NET 2011 Deer Classic Winners The Garden State Deer Classic is an annual event showcasing hunter entries in New Jersey’s Outstanding White-tailed Deer Program, which was initiated by the Division of Fish and Wildlife in 1964. On Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the 22nd Annual Garden State Deer Classic, a large crowd was on hand for the awards program which honors the top three entries in each category for deer harvested during the 2009-2010 hunting seasons. The 2011 Deer Classic was sponsored by the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the New Jersey State... Read more →

Gloucester City GOP: Accountability in Question?

I could not believe what I was hearing when I reviewed the latest Council Meeting video. Had the Mayor actually announced the governing body was limiting the ability of residents to openly question their leadership? I understand that Mayor James was attempting to minimize the amount of vitriol and personal attacks targeted at members of our municipal government but I wholly disagree with his method. I appreciate the difficulty of our elected officials’ positions and would always expect our residents to show respect, dignity and a lack of vulgarity when expressing their opinions and questions publicly, as I have seen... Read more →

CHFD News & Information: MVA/Rescue Assignment IFO 1638 Springdale Rd

Thursday, January 27, 2011 MVA/Rescue Assignment IFO 1638 Springdale Rd On the evening of January 16th around 2000hrs, Ladder 1344, BLS 1396 & BLS 1393 responded to an MVA across from Springdale Farms. Upon arrival, Ladder 4A's officer Lt. Jim Collins, assessed the 2 car MVA and determined that 1 occupant from vehicle 1 was trapped while occupants in vehicle 2 were out of their pick up truck and complaining of neck and back pain. The assignment was then upgraded to a Rescue Box. Rescue 13, Battalion 13, EMS 13 and 1392 responded. Ladder 4's crew stabilized vehicle 1 and... Read more →

James' buzzer-beater lifts Lions past No. 8 Gloucester Catholic

| courierpostonline.com | by Celeste E. Whittaker SUNDAY JAN. 30, 2011 Gloucester HIGH (12-1), which was just 5-for-18 from the foul line (2-for-4 in the fourth), led by as many as seven points twice in the fourth quarter, but Gloucester Catholic fought back with that late run. "The game wasn't lost at the buzzer," Gloucester Catholic coach Lisa Gedaka said. "The game was lost throughout the other 31 minutes and 55 seconds. We had a breakdown with guarding her (James) and they made a good shot, but the game was lost from the jump. We played timid, scared." Gloucester got... Read more →

State Police Street Gang Survey

New Jersey State Police Publish New Street Gang Survey 2010 Street Gang Survey [pdf] West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police today released the 2010 Street Gang Survey, the fourth such survey during the last nine years. Street gang investigators from around the state were queried to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge which goes well beyond census data for street gangs. It sheds light on the influence gangs have on the community around them, looks at questions of size, organization, patterns of criminality, and examines indicators of gang cohesion. “I am proud of our talented analysts and... Read more →

Camden County News for February

This Month’s Regular Freeholder Meeting The next regular Board of Freeholders meeting will be held on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Community Center, located at 820 Mercer St. The caucus meeting will be held the previous Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the freeholder meeting room of the Camden County Courthouse. As the meeting draws closer, the agenda can be found atwww.camdencounty.com. Camden County Celebrates Black History Month The Camden County Board of Freeholders in conjunction with the Cultural and Heritage Commission is sponsoring several events in February to commemorate Black History Month, including an... Read more →

Nun to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe I South Philly Review I

The founder of a sacred arts academy seeks to add a revered image and an accompanying shrine to South Broad Street. By Joseph Myers Posted Jan. 13, 2011 Sister Mary Paula Beierschmitt holds the radiant image that her ordinary camera captured during a trip to Maryland. She sees it as a sign that she is to be an advocate for Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the numerous titles for the Blessed Mother. Photo by Greg Bezanis With Christmas, Jan. 6’s celebration of the Epiphany and Sunday’s observance of the Baptism of the Lord, early winter gives one plenty of... Read more →

My Colonoscopy Operation in Japan

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F.Miller Jr. This was an overwhelming experience that was a pleasurable instead of a dreary one, I have been admitted to Japanese hospital before several years ago. But this had some pain and unpleasant times as every operation has but it was minor. On October 9, 2009 I went to hospital for my yearly check one of the procedures was that I see a doctor of Gastroenterology.The doctor explained to Keiko and I regarding the colonoscopy check, procedure to us then he gave us papers with written information regarding the procedure to be... Read more →


press release SEA ISLE CITY, NJ – Each year during Sea Isle City’s Polar Bear Plunge, people look forward to a variety of entertaining events, including a festive costume contest, the crowning of a Polar Bear King and Queen, a 5K Run/1M Walk for Autism and an exhilarating dip in the ocean. What they don’t expect is an intriguing history lesson from the woman who led Sea Isle’s first plunge in 1995 – but that’s just what they will find during the 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge in February, thanks to a new book titled Memoirs of a Polar Bear... Read more →

Homeless Westville Resident Continues to Struggle

by Jonathan Berr The View from Camden, N.J.: Homeless and Missing the Recovery - DailyFinance Patrice Achey is one of the homeless people who have yet to see any benefits from the improving economy. All of the talk about growth expanding again fails to resonate with the 39-year-old mother of four, who resides at the Anna M. Sample Complex, the largest shelter in Camden, N.J., the second most violent city in the U.S. She has a firsthand understanding of the struggles many Americans face as unemployment remains high and the housing market continues to struggle. "The economy is not getting... Read more →


TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Fire Safety strongly encourages residents this winter season to help remove snow around on-street fire hydrants and building Fire Department Connections. Both are critical resources for fighting fires, but are often neglected during snow removal activities. “We recognize that because this year’s snowfall totals are reaching record levels, fire hydrants and building Fire Department Connections may have inadvertently become buried in mounds of snow,” said DCA Commissioner Lori Grifa. “This makes it difficult for firefighters to have quick access to these critical assets in the case of... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week

Should You Breed Your Dog? Fido is a show-stopper: glistening coat, sixteen pedigrees, DNA-approved. He turns 6 months of age and now, the big question—does he get the “Big Boy” surgery or doesn’t he? Some folks dream of mating their male dogs, cashing in on an enormous stud fee, and taking the pick of the litter home for bragging rights. Others think fondly about mating Miss Fifi and watching as she tenderly cares for her little ones, then interviewing kind-hearted people as they come, bucks in hand, to pick out their puppies. “My dog just died, you see, and this... Read more →

Bald eagles making comeback in New Jersey

Image via Wikipedia By LEE PROCIDA, Staff Writer pressofAtlanticCity.com | MILLVILLE - Jane Galetto gently stepped onto her frozen dock by a bend in the Maurice River, binoculars around her neck, a telescope positioned ahead of her and a bald eagle dunking its talons in the distant water looking for fish. Galetto's Brittany Lane home is a perfect vantage point for observing the rebound of New Jersey's eagles, which reached a record population of 333 birds and 82 eagle pairs actively laying eggs last year, according to an annual report released by the state earlier this month. That's a dramatic... Read more →

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce Nearly $500K In Federal Funding For N J Fire Departments

Image via Wikipedia Thursday, January 27, 2011...press release WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced seven New Jersey fire departments received $499,016 in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. These grants can be invested in training, equipment, personal protective equipment, health programs, and other support for stations and facilities. Senator Lautenberg is the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that funds the AFG program. “Firefighters put their lives in danger every day to protect us and keep our families and... Read more →

Philadelphia's Volunteer Impact Challenge

Philadelphia, January 22, 2011- Mayor Michael A. Nutter launched the 2011 Volunteer Impact Challenge and directed citizens to www.SERVEPhiladelphia.com during an all day service event at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch. The Volunteer Impact Challenge identifies the administration’s top ten volunteer priorities for 2011 and encourages Philadelphians to get involved in sustainability, public health and education. “There is nothing more powerful than the time, energy and expertise of those extraordinary citizens who choose to serve in their community. I’m asking Philadelphians to work together and contribute their considerable talent and creativity as we collectively address the most challenging... Read more →

Freedom Village Opens in Woodstown

DCA & HMFA CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY IN WOODSTOWN, SALEM COUNTY Freedom Village Will Enable Individuals with Disabilities to Live Independently WOODSTOWN, N.J. – Representatives of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) joined local officials today to celebrate the completion of Freedom Village, an affordable housing community located on Woodstown-Alloway Road in Woodstown. The HMFA, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), provided $2 million in permanent financing to the project from the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund and also awarded federal tax credits and tax credit subsidies. The... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia (11/P12) TRENTON * The Christie Administration today announced the award of $3.2 million in grants to fund 6 nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control projects throughout the State, including $1 million targeting polluting runoff into Barnegat Bay. These grant projects, funded through the Department of Environmental Protection's federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant Program, are designed to reduce the amount of nonpoint source pollution entering the State's waters, thereby restoring and protecting water quality in priority watersheds. NPS pollution results from animal waste, excess fertilizers, motor vehicle fluids, litter and other pollutants that are washed into local... Read more →

Sweeney backs Camden County consolidation

"Camden's problem is everybody's problem," he said. "Once [the criminals] bleed Camden, you don't think they're going to be looking at Gloucester City and Westville?" ~State Senator Sweeney by James Osbome The concept of a regionalized police force has been discussed in Camden County for decades. But Collingswood Mayor Jim Maley said state politicians such as Sweeney were getting behind the concept in a way he hadn't seen before. "There was some support, but it was always money to do a study. There was no commitment or political will, and we need that because it's not going to get done... Read more →

Camden County Freedom Medal Recipients Recognized

Medals honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 20, 2011 -- One woman sweeps her block in Camden City every day, despite the fact she knows the trash will be right back there the next day. Another woman is a spokeswoman for multiple sclerosis and has raised more than $250,000 through fundraising over the last decade. Then there’s a man who has been a role model for more than 50 years, touching several generations through his work with the Collingswood Little League. Their form of volunteerism varies, but the community impact is unquestionable. These are just a... Read more →


photo by Karlie Lesser Pollitt More than 12 inches of snow pelted New Jersey over a 48 hour period. Schools were closed throughout the area and many events were canceled. The photo above was taken in the Riverview Heights section of the City Thursday, January 27 looking south towards neighboring Brooklawn. Read more →

Welcome Home From Afghanistan SMSGT Bubba Beason

SMSGT Bubba Beason Friday, January 28, 2011 Approx. 7:45am (coming from airport) American Legion Post 372 1532 Martin Ave. Cherry Hill NJ 08002 Contact: Mike (Yellow Ribbon Club) 609-980-4172 Sue (American Legion) 856-495-7270 Tiny (WWR) 856-889-6724 From the WWR: “Bubba (WildMan) Beason is coming home from his 7th TOUR in the sandbox. Yep, you heard it and read correctly…not a typo…7 times this hero has been in the sandbox protecting our freedoms and way of life. In case you don’t know who this hero is, SMSGT Bubba Beason is the Founder of the NJ Run for the Fallen which he... Read more →


Seeking Agencies to Sponsor Meal Programs (TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today encouraged organizations to help provide meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months when they lack access to school breakfast and lunch programs that operate during the school year. More than 673,000 children in New Jersey receive free or reduced price meals in their schools under the National School Lunch Program. To ensure those students receive nutritious meals during the summer when schools are closed, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture offers the Summer Food Service Program. In 2010, only 10... Read more →

January 2011 OPRA Requests submitted to the Gloucester City Clerk

# REQUESTOR DATE DESC. PROVIDED COST TIME 2011-1 Walters, Michael 1/3/11 list of Fire Dept. EMS Advisory members, qualifications No such list none 15 mins. 2011-2 Schmidt, John 1/3/11 by laws of Governing Body None none 15 min.s 2011-3 Schmidt, John 1/3/11 docs relating to Organic Compost and research done reviewed none 20 mins. 2011-4 Schmidt, John 1/5/11 minutes Aug.09; payments to Steve Harris & his title reviewed $0.10 20 mins. 2011-5 Schmidt, John 1/7/11 first 6 emails from Eric Fetterolf after 11/1/2009 reviewed none 1 hour 2011-6 Rivera, Richard 1/11/11 copy of City OPRA policy re: 2 requests per... Read more →

Gloucester City Municipal Clerk Processed 127 OPRA Requests in 2010...41 So Far in January

“When a large percentage of OPRA requests are coming from the same person or same group of people working together, I have to agree with your statement that “they have taken this law and made a mockery out of it for personal reasons.” ~ Gloucester City Municipal Clerk Kathy Jentsch By Bill Cleary Earlier this month Kathy Jentsch, municipal clerk for the City of Gloucester City issued a notice that her office would only accept two Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request per business day from the public. Jentsch stated “more OPRA request than that will be considered a "substantial... Read more →

2010 Alphabetical OPRA Requests Submitted to the Gloucester City Clerk

REQUESTOR DATE DESC. COPY COST TIME ALBRECHT, WILLIAM 6/1/10 permits $2.25 30 mins. ANELLO, JOSEPH 11/18/10 information on OS Johnson emailed 45 mins. ASSET MGMT 3/18/10 bonds deposits escrows $7.00 30 mins. BEVAN, ROBERT 5/24/10 firefighter info $0.75 15 mins. BEVAN, ROBERT 5/24/10 firefighter info $2.25 15 mins. BRANDMAN, MICHAEL 6/2/10 Vanguard Vinyl $61.00 ?? BRENNAN, JEFFREY 1/21/10 Zoning codes, etc. Cheerleaders $3.75 45 mins. BRENNAN, JEFFREY 2/9/10 Cheerleaders audio tapes $30.00 1 hour BRENNAN, JEFFREY 2/9/10 Cheerleaders $23.50 20 mins. BRENNAN, JEFFREY 2/18/10 Cheerleaders $10.00 20 mins. BRENNAN, JEFFREY 6/15/10 Southport $6.00 20 mins. BRENNAN, JEFFREY 6/15/10 Southport $2.25... Read more →

Brother of the Wolf Stresses Responsible Pet Ownership

Local Girl Scout troop #309642 was visited by Dawn Watson, owner of Brother of the Wolf, LLC, at its Wednesday night meeting. The training school opened last year and its owner often does public speaking on a variety of dog-related topics. Headed by Girl Scout leaders Theresa Ritchie, Coleen Pitman, Chris Gurcik, Beth Rudderow, and Jen Bigwood, the troop listened as "The Dog Lady" spoke about dogs' health and well-being. "You're never too young to learn how to care for a pet," Ms. Watson said. "I have a program that teaches 10-13 year olds how to safely handle dogs. These... Read more →

Former Freeholder candidate seeks resignation of Camden Mayor Dana Redd and Freeholders

(Camden, NJ) - Former 2010 Republican candidate for Camden County Freeholder Scot DeCristofaro joined the call for a public safety solution and calls for a broad sweep of resignation as poor policy, planning and political leadership and management cumulates in a catastrophic decision to layoff police officers and firefighters first. "Given the economy has been in a perilous condition for more than 20 months this day was bound to come, "Scot DeCristofaro said. "For Mayor Redd and the Camden County Freeholders, which has controlled all seven seats for nearly two decades, to lay the woes of Camden at the feet... Read more →

January School Board Recognition Month

By Anthony Wojtkowiak Gloucester City News January is School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey, which the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) noted during last week’s meeting. Superintendent Paul Spaventa read the proclamation resolving “that the Gloucester City Board of Education, does hereby recognize the services of local school board members throughout New Jersey as we join communities statewide in observing January 2011 as School Board Recognition Month; “And, be it further resolved that the Gloucester City Board of Education urges all New Jersey citizens to work with their local boards of education and public school staffs toward the... Read more →


(11/P11) TRENTON - With more snow expected to fall this week in New Jersey, the Department of Environmental Protection has advised cities, towns and counties that in the absence of adequate snow storage, the disposal of snow into the surface waters of the State is not a routinely acceptable management option. However, Commissioner Bob Martin said the DEP will consider authorizing such action in emergency situations on a case-by-case basis during major snowstorms. Factors to be considered would include the size of the water body, presence of environmentally sensitive areas, flow of the waterway, amount of floating ice or snow... Read more →

Richard Bucher, âge 53, of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus Class of '75, Memorial A.A. Member

On January 26, 2011. Age 53. Of Gloucester City. Loved and cared for by his devoted wife of 23 years, Lynn M. (nee Brumbach). Beloved father of Regina, Wesley and Emily. Devoted Son of Charlotte Bucher (nee Schaeffer) and the late Ernie Bucher. Dear Brother of Millie and Jeff Perry, Linda Bucher, Janet Gonzalez, Barb and Steve Yoworsky and Joanne and Brian Pearson. Survived by many loving sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws: Pat and Bud Esmond, Peg and John Sacca, Bonnie Brumbach, Michael and Jody Brumbach, Clare and Kevin McNamee, Mary and Tom Iacovone, Debbie and Al Pfafman, Kathy and Bob Bottinelli,... Read more →

Obituaries: Alan Hollins, of Audubon; Barbara Miller of Lindenwold; Gary Jackson of Willingboro

HOLLINS Alan David On January 20, 2011. Age 54. Of Audubon. Formerly of Philadelphia. Loving husband of 13 years to Louise Marie (nee Checchia). Loving son of Joan “Carol” Anthony and the late William E. Hollins. Dear brother of Janel Kieslich and her husband U. Douglas Kieslich. Loving uncle of Brett Kieslich and Brooke Kieslich. Alan graduated from Lincoln High School class of 1974 and received his B.S. in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1996. Alan was a well respected and well loved employee of UPS Logistics Custom – Brokerage in Philadelphia. He was a Past Master of Athelstan... Read more →

Coach Highlights Special Relief Role from Big Man in MAC Big Game

by Raymond Rolak special to ClearysNoteBook YPSILANTI-- If you measure by Centigrade or Fahrenheit readings, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan University games are always intense and hot. Every sport and every game is magnified. They are one of the NCAA special rivalries as each contest is for in-state bragging rights. This match-up was no different except each team had difficulty scoring and went very-very cold. Kamil Janton, the junior center for Eastern Michigan and hailing from Tarnow, Poland only had two points, but they were huge points. He only had seven minutes of hard work relief time but they were... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire Department The Busiest 100 % Volunteer Dept in Camden County

Friday, January 21, 2011 The Bellmawr Fire Department finished 2010 with 919 emergency calls for service. Of the 919 calls 551 were in Bellmawr's local leaving 368 mutual aid responses to assist neighboring towns. At 919 Calls Bellmawr is the 'Busiest 100% Volunteer Department in Camden County" via www.bellmawrfire.com CLICK ADVERTISEMENT Read more →