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January 2011

Bellmawr Mayor on Layoffs of Borough Employees

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News A recent Courier-Post article stated layoff notices would be issued to every Bellmawr Borough employee in the near future. A telephone interview with Mayor Frank Filipek confirmed the rumors and rhetoric. Filipek said that if Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) cuts any more state aid to Bellmawr, layoffs might be necessary in an effort to maintain financially. He also added that the Borough has to remain under a 2 percent tax cap throughout the entire budget process. The Governor cut $275,-000 in aid to Bellmawr last year, the Mayor noted. When asked where the layoffs... Read more →


press release SEA ISLE CITY, NJ – Each February, thousands of people flock to Sea Isle City during the resort’s annual Polar Bear Plunge – either as spectators or to participate in one of the many activities scheduled during the three-days of “Plunge Weekend.” As is typically the case, this year’s event will take place during President’s Weekend, February 18-20, and is expected to be the City’s largest plunge to date. When Sea Isle’s first Polar Bear Plunge took place in 1995, it attracted only 25 plungers and a small crowd of on-lookers. Now in its 17th year, the plunge... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Alumnus Joe McGovern Releases Third Novel...The Genesis Halo

Gloucester City High School Alumnus Joe McGovern (1977) is pleased to announce that he has published his third novel, The Genesis Halo. The story, which is set in Southern New Jersey, tackles the debate of Creationism versus Darwinism, but with an extraordinary and unprecedented scientific twist. The Genesis Halo is the third in a series of books featuring the character of Sean Murphy. Follow him on a new journey through the labyrinth of New Jersey power politics and its remarkable battle with the greatest scientific minds in the Garden State over the significance of a unique geologic sample from Atlantic... Read more →

THE Groto on Christmas Eve Portland,Oregon

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. We started our Christmas and New Years in Portland we had a wonderful experience first meeting with our son Max's new family. Caitlin his wife and son Kenji Michael Miller our new grandson , Caitlins, mother father and sister. On December 24, 2009 we met at the Groto. "The Groto is a place of sollitude, peace and prayer." This beautiful 62 acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden is administered by the order of Friar Servants of Mary. The GROTO offers a spectacular natural gallery of religious art with more than... Read more →

Lions’ swimmers show support for Team Beam

Ewing, NJ... Prior to its meet with New York University, The College of New Jersey women’s swimming and diving team sported “Team Beam” t-shirts in support of Violet head coach Laura Beam. Beam has been diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer. Members of her swimming team at NYU organized a “relay for life” fundraiser and have since branched out to sell shirts with the help of Beam’s sister, Carrie. Lions head coach Jen Harnett ’93 developed a friendship with Beam through coaching and contacted her sister Carrie to order shirts as a show of support for her friend and the... Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – Former Rowan University cornerback/safety Clinton Tabb was selected to the D3football.com 2000s All-Decade first team. Tabb (Pennsauken, NJ/Pennsauken) appeared in 45 games in from 1998-01. He totaled 189 tackles (120 solo, 69 assisted), 24 interceptions (409 yards), 49 passes defended and six fumble recoveries. Tabb holds the school records for most interceptions in a season (12 in 1999) and in a career, most yards on interception returns in a career and most touchdowns scored on interceptions in a season (2 in 2000). In 1999, he tied for 17th in Division III with 0.8 interceptions per game. In... Read more →

Nancy Marie Perez, of Mays Landing

On January 19, 2011. Age 26. Of Mays Landing. Cherished Daughter of Nancy Mae (nee Ernst). Beloved Sister of Mary Perez (Fiance Jeffrey) and Robert Ernst. Devoted Niece of Michele Nassaur, Diane Warren, Jeanie Martinez, Terri Ernst, Sandra Fenske and Joey Ernst. Best Friend of James Shea. Nancy was a graduate of Oakcrest High School Class of 2003 and loved to write poetry. She enjoyed art, music and poems. Nancy was a devoted friend to all who knew her. At the request of the family, cremation and services are private. Family requests memorial donations to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital:... Read more →

South Camden Theatre Company Opens Waiting for Lefty at the New Waterfront South Theatre

Production Will Open February 2 and run through February 20 on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. CAMDEN, NJ - The South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey continues its sixth season with a three-week production of Waiting for Lefty written by Clifford Odets and directed by Joseph M. Paprzycki. Producing Artistic Director Joseph M. Paprzycki states, “Waiting for Lefty, Clifford Odets’s first produced play, is set during the 1930’s as taxi drivers contemplate a strike against their employers. The play is broken in vignettes showing what life... Read more →

Damminger's Resolution Eliminates Health Benefits for Part-Time Officials/Employees

Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger introduced a resolution at last week's meeting that will amend the eligibility requirements under the county's health and welfare plan to eliminate elected officials and appointed officials benefits as of February 28, 2011. "We put our residents first, not ourselves. Public service is about service, not about benefits. We learned last week that Sony in Pitman is closing at the end of March, times are tough and we know it. We are in the process of making some very difficult budget decisions and every dollar we can save now is... Read more →

Lautenberg, Menendez: Trenton Fire Department Receives $13.6 Million To Keep Firefighters On The Job

Image via Wikipedia Federal Grant Prevents Massive Layoffs For Fire Department NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today officially announced the Trenton Fire Department was awarded $13,685,436 in federal funding to prevent 61 firefighters from being laid off. The funding is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. The highly competitive SAFER grant program is designed specifically to staff departments with trained firefighters. Senator Lautenberg is Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that funds the SAFER grant program. “This... Read more →

Attention Gloucester County Job Seekers

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholders announced today several new programs are available for job seekers at the Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) branches throughout January and February. All programs are without charge, but advance registration is required. Participants can register by calling the branch library or via the events calendar on the GCLS website, www.gcls.org. "Our Libraries are an outstanding resource for employment seekers and we want to make our residents aware of what is available to them, stated Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. The workshops are presented by professionals whose advice and counsel is can help them get... Read more →

Life On Broadway: Abbott District Funding Helps Gloucester Students

By Publisher Albert J. Countryman Jr. Gloucester City News As a result of the hearing about continued funding for the 31 “poor” Abbott school districts, the NJ Supreme Court appointed Peter E. Doyle, an assignment judge from Bergen County, to determine if recent school aid cuts have been detrimental. Doyle will report the results of his inquiries by March 31 to the court. Bob Ingle, a columnist for the Courier Post, alleged on Sunday that the money is being wasted and “the kids in those 31 districts are not showing a lot of improvement for the money spent.” Ingle continued,... Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – Former Rowan University left-hander Josh Schwartz was named to the D3baseball.com 2000’s All-Decade first team. Schwartz (Wenonah, NJ/Gateway Reg.) pitched for the Profs from 2002-05. He started 45 games and appeared in 50. Schwartz is the NCAA All-Divisions record holder for most consecutive victories with 37 (April 29, 2002-May 27, 2005). He finished his career with a 38-3 won-lost mark. Schwartz produced a 2.03 earned run average (ERA) with 305 strikeouts in 315.0 innings. He holds the University records for shutouts in a season (four) and career (eight), victories in a season (13) and career (38), consecutive... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for Jan. 27 issue

Gloucester City School Board Has Three Vacancies To Fill In April 27 School Election Gloucester City Planning Board Hires Barbara J. Fegley As The New City Planner Mount Ephraim School Board Discusses Upcoming Plans; Honors Students Bellmawr Board Of Education Ratifies Teachers Contract Countywide Fire And Police Department Proposal Meeting With Mayors And Fire And Police Chiefs Will Be Tuesday, February 1 Read more →

Community News for Avalon

GRILLO FAMILY PRESENTS DONATION TO AVALON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi travelled to Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, January 18th to receive a donation from Anne Grillo and her family for the Avalon Volunteer Fire Department. Each year, the family hosts a major golf outing with proceeds benefitting the fire department. This year’s golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th, 2011. Related articles Avalon Contributes to Reward to Catch Suspected Police Officer Killer (gloucestercitynews.net) News for the Community of Avalon (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

Jennifer M. Vessella, Lifelong Gloucester City Resident, Graduate of GHS

VESSELLA Jennifer M. On January 22, 2011, (nee Matter) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 32 yrs. Jennifer is the beloved wife of Edward Vessella III, loving daughter of Dorothy (nee Wiltbank) and Joseph Matter and dear sister of Heather Digristina (Paul). She is also survived by her loving mother in law Mary Vessella, father in law Edwaerd Vessella II (Joan), sisters in law Tina Vessella (Bill) and Karen Johnston (Tim) and 21 adoring nieces and nephews and 2 great nephews. Jennifer was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a graduate Gloucester High School. Relatives and friends are invited to... Read more →

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Dear Neighbors, There are many thoughts that cross a student’s mind in the pursuit of higher education, but one of them shouldn’t be, “Can I afford this?” Unfortunately, many students do face this question, but they don’t have to. For those students, Camden County College is here to help. Many college students depend on grants, loans and need-based scholarships to fund their college or university studies. To receive many of these, students must complete the often-confusing financial aid application process and file the complex Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form. Camden County College personnel will help current... Read more →

Villanova signed five players to National Letters of Intent

VILLANOVA, Pa. - During the recent early signing period, Villanova signed five players to National Letters of Intent and all are expected to enroll in the University for the 2011-12 academic year, it was announced by head coach Joe Godri today. The group of five players includes four pitchers and an infielder as the Wildcats addressed a number of immediate needs with the beginning of its recruiting class for next year. "I am very happy with the group we have assembled," Godri said. "I can't say enough how great a job the assistant coaches have done throughout the whole recruiting... Read more →

Bishop Names New Deaneries and Deans for Diocese of Camden

Bishop Joseph Galante has appointed new deans as part of a revised deanery reconfiguration for the Diocese of Camden. Deaneries provide a structure for bringing together parishes to coordinate church activity within a region, including collaborating with shared ministry leaders. The nine new deaneries encompass the diocese’s 70 parishes and two missions in six counties of South Jersey. Forged via collaboration with the Pastoral Planning Office, Office of the Vicar General, Office of the Chancellor, the Episcopal Council, and the Presbyteral Council, the new deanery configuration brings together the diocese’s ethnic and socioeconomic diversity. The deaneries will assist pastoral leaders... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Bottom Dollar Blueprints and Road Changes

A busy Saturday led to a lazy Sunday. So as I sit here hiding from the cold by watching the football playoffs and countless random shows… the laptop ends up in front of me and the aimless web surfing begins. Which leads me to a short blog on the new Bottom Dollar Store, and a few upcoming road projects of interest... information derived from obsessive Googling. Bottom Dollar Mechanicals Based on a very recently posted “Request for Proposal”, it looks like things should start happening soon at the old Heim’s supermarket. Mechanical contractor Costa and Rihl has posted full mechanical... Read more →

SAFER Grant to be Formally Awarded to the City of Trenton

Congressman Chris Smith and Trenton Fire Department Instrumental TRENTON-The City of Trenton, after months of anticipation, learned today the Trenton Fire Department will receive a $13.7 million grant. The Staffing for Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants are awarded to communities in serious danger of massive personnel cuts which jeopardize lives and the community at large. “This is an incredible close to a very difficult process for our Fire Department and the City of Trenton. I am grateful for Congressman Smith and his staff who tirelessly presented Trenton’s need as a priority to Washington officials. In addition, Acting Director Carmichael,... Read more →

Bill's Point of View: Gloucester City Fire Dept. Needs to Communicate Better with Public

By Bill Cleary I had hoped that one of the things that would come out of the firefighters controversy last year in Gloucester City would be better communications between the department and residents. For instance it would be nice to know when the fire department responds to a call. Surfing the Internet today (Sunday, January 23)I found the following information on the Cherry Hill Fire Department’s blog about an incident involving Gloucester City Firefighters on January 15 at the Holt Cargo complex. Photos were included with the report. Hazmat 13 Operates At Gloucester City Building Collapse Inside photo of collapse... Read more →

Relay For Life kicks off | South Philly Review

The area’s fourth quest to conquer cancer kicked off with a rally in FDR Park. By Joseph Myers Posted Jan. 20, 2011 Relayers from last year’s event roamed Northern Liberties, helping to raise more than $51,000 for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services, such as the construction of Hope Lodges. Photo by American Cancer Society While many complain about having to battle winter’s wretched weather, Martha Bormann and George Madosky have not uttered a peep of frustration in fighting a much more injurious foe, cancer. Instead, Bormann, of Lower Moyamensing, and Madosky, of Cherry Hill, N.J., have used their... Read more →

Memories of Gloucester City: DOWNTHESTORE

(click map to enlarge) by Jack "Bomber" Bennett GCHS Class of '66 Imagine today, asking your 10 or 11 year-old to run “downthestore” and pick up some groceries. Would you A. trust him or her with 20 bucks; B. worry that they might be kidnapped by gypsies on the way, or C. hope they could make the trip without passing out from fatigue? Today, a kid might have to go a couple of miles to find a store, and that’s if they could leave their video games long enough to do it. And I’m not talking about a Wa Wa... Read more →

Voucher bill approval a “travesty,” says NJEA

Published on Thursday, January 20, 2011 Barbara Keshishian, president of the New Jersey Education Association, said today’s approval of a $1 billion private school voucher bill by a New Jersey Senate committee is “an educational travesty.” Keshishian said S1872, sponsored by Sens. Raymond Lesniak (D) and Tom Kean Jr. (R), would direct at least a quarter of its funding to families of students already attending private schools. “How does giving hundreds of millions of tax dollars to students already attending private schools help children in public schools?” she asked. “In addition to being a giveaway to private schools, S1872 would... Read more →

Car plows into Bellmawr Apt., family inside | 6abc.com

It happened just after 6:15pm at the Bellmawr Manor Apartments at 1020 Kings Highway. The Bollinger family was in a back bedroom watching TV, when an unwelcomed guest came crashing through their front door; a man in an older model Lexus. "And all of a sudden, we hear like a crazy thunder and next thing you know I ran out in my living room, and there's a car in my living room, smoking and it's still going and it was just nuts," said Rich Bollinger. Bollinger says he, his wife Ashley and their 2 year old son were not injured,... Read more →

Shootaround with Beth & Debbie

This email contains pictures. To view, choose this link ... "Shootaround with Beth & Debbie" Be sure to check out the new season of “Shootaround with Beth & Debbie” now online athttp://www.wbca.org/community/shootaround-with-beth-debbie/. Many of you, your players and schools are referenced. For Beth Mowins and Debbie Antonelli's "Senior Season" of Shootaround, the format of the show has changed. Each week there will be two 15-minute podcasts with segments on the national scale. Podcasts will go online at noon every Wednesday and Friday. We encourage each of you to spread the word about the podcast to your colleagues, student-athletes, parents and... Read more →


SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rowan University received two National Association of Division III Athletics Administrators (NADIIIAA)/Jostens Community Service Awards at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, TX on January 15, 2011. Rowan was among 19 schools in Division III that earned the awards, honoring community service projects and activities. The Profs collected honorable mention in two categories: an array of project/activities and on-going project/activity. The football team participated in two community service projects this past year. The Profs held their annual Get in the Game. Save a Life. bone marrow registry and adopted the DiFillipo family through the Friends of... Read more →


Bill, I’m a good practicing Catholic. I know not everyone is Catholic, although I wish they were: they don’t know what they’re missing. But our priests should know. Practicing ecumenism does not mean we are to invite a Protestant preacher in to our church during a Sunday Mass and allow that preacher to presume that all Christian churches are equal. They are not. And no preacher should tell a Mass congregation otherwise with a Catholic priest sitting in attendance, condoning such comments. Now, I do not expect the Lutheran preacher to agree. He’s not at fault. He simply should not... Read more →

Alan David Hollins, of Audubon, Past Master of ATHELSTAN Lodge and Member of Harrowgate String Band

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 Lodge (1989) in... Read more →


TRENTON -- The Department of Environmental Protection today released a Request for Proposal for the private management and operation of Spring Meadow Golf Course, an 18-hole DEP-owned public course located in Wall Township in Monmouth County, Commissioner Bob Martin announced. This is the only one of four golf courses on DEP land that is run by the Department, which is seeking to divest itself of direct management of Spring Meadow as part of a comprehensive effort to reconsider how it manages and finances its entire State Park system. Bringing in a professional golf management company should enhance revenues at Spring... Read more →

Operation Secondhand Smoke

Boxes of seized contraband cigarettes in a Mississippi warehouse. Operation Secondhand Smoke Cigarette Case Yields Unexpected Results FBI PRESS RELEASE 01/14/11 When the smoke cleared from Major Case 253, a network of schemers trafficking in contraband cigarettes was dismantled, a Mississippi police department earned a new headquarters, and the FBI gained one more partner in the fight against terrorism. Those three things might not seem related, but then again, Operation Secondhand Smoke is no ordinary case. It began—as many investigations do—when a person of interest in a criminal matter offered information about a larger criminal enterprise, a massive fraud in... Read more →

Fishing Fees Needed?; Turkey Lottery; PA Anglers Exempt; Bluebird Nest Boxes Available

HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS compiled by CNBNEWS.NET Groups say free fishing license could cost New Jersey both money and quotas The alliance, which wants a fee of $15, argues it is needed to fund fishery programs by the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. The river herring fishery will be closed this year and shad in 2012 because the division simply does not have enough money to manage them. That leaves some wondering whether summer flounder could be next. "They only have a $600,000 budget for marine fisheries. There's no money to do federally mandated fishery management plans," said Ken... Read more →

The Silent Killer

Having trouble viewing this message? View it online here. Randolph Mantooth, Johnny Gage from TV's Emergency!, hosts a new video highlighting the immediate and long-term health risks associated with carbon monoxide exposure. To watch the video and order a DVD copy at no charge, visit www.thesilentkiller.net. "Firefighters take necessary risks everyday, but CO is an unnecessary risk. Educate yourself on CO, wear your mask during overhaul, avoid exposure, and get yourself tested…so you’ll be around to share with your family, life’s most precious moments." - Randolph Mantooth Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week

The Truth About Puppy Mills Please adopt from a shelter or a rescue group. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVewzTmf74k If you need information on this topic or on any other dog-related issue please feel free to call me at 856.349.2508. There is never a fee for phone or email consultations. Next week’s topic will be a repeat of a previous, popular column. As always Cleary’s notebook encourages dialogue so your comments are welcome! Wado, udohiyu, (thank you very much, in the Cherokee language) Dawn Watson Brother of the Wolf, LLC 700 Market St, Gloucester City NJ 08030 Read more →

Philadelphia: College Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion Campaign

January 2011 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter, together with a broad coalition of public and private partners, launched the College Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to educate Philadelphians about the availability of college financial aid and to promote the importance of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). During the next three months, the Philadelphia School District and other Campaign partners will host more than 50 workshops across the City to assist residents with filling out their FAFSA forms. Federal Student Aid records for 2010 show that 61% of Philadelphia’s graduating seniors began... Read more →


HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS compiled by CNBNEWS.NET GAME COMMISSION PREPARES FOR SPECIAL SNOW GOOSE SEASON HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season, which will be held from Feb. 21 through April 16. The daily limit is 25, with no possession limit. To do so, hunters can access the “Snow Goose Conservation Hunt” page by... Read more →

PhillyHistory Blog | Discoveries from the City Archives

By Hillary Kativa | Published: December 20, 2010 Even as a winter chill descends upon the Northeast, Philadelphians have always known how to keep the season fun and festive with a variety of recreational activities and events. From ice skating on Reyburn Plaza to sleighing through Fairmount Park, the Philadelphia region has historically provided residents and visitors with myriad opportunities to lift their spirits and make the most of winter’s frosty days and nights. Throughout the years, Philadelphia has traditionally welcomed winter with a mix of holiday displays and decorations, from the famed light show at Wanamaker’s department store to... Read more →

Roving Rita's Restaurant Review: Whata Weiner

I must admit, gentle readers, that I only experienced Whata Weiner as a delivered meal. Miss Rita is getting far too fragile to traverse the icy streets of our fair city, at night. Therefore, I decided to experience the flavor at home. I ordered several of their specialties and took a generous taste of each dish. I felt it was important to mention this because previously, I was accused of being 'bloated' and thus unable to do justice with my now-famous palate-related column. And so, with much forethought I am spending a quiet Friday evening writing to you, dear friends,... Read more →

Villanova's Matt Szcur Signs with Chicago Cubs

Jan. 20, 2011 Szczur Career Bio Press Conference Video MLB.com Story VILLANOVA, Pa.--Two-sport standout Matt Szczur (Erma, N.J.) announced today that he has reached an agreement with the Chicago Cubs under which he will commit fully to baseball and forego seeking possible professional football opportunities. Szczur will continue to play in the Cubs organization under a minor league contract. For the past four years, Szczur has starred as both a baseball and a football student-athlete for Villanova. He was originally selected by the Cubs in the fifth round of the 2010 Draft. "I am very happy to have made my... Read more →


2011 • January • Mafia Takedown Agents search a house in Brooklyn this morning looking for a suspect. | View Gallery Mafia Takedown Largest Coordinated Arrest in FBI History 01/20/11 Early this morning FBI agents and partner law enforcement officers began arresting nearly 130 members of the Mafia in New York City and other East Coast cities charged in the largest nationally coordinated organized crime takedown in the Bureau’s history. Members of New York’s infamous Five Families—the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese, and Luchese crime organizations—were rounded up along with members of the New Jersery-based DeCavalcante family and New England Mafia... Read more →

Numbers don't help Redd's case in crisis over Camden layoffs

BY JEREMY ROSEN | courierpostonline.com | Courier-Post According to Camden's payroll for calendar year 2010 obtained from the city clerk's office, 86 Camden superior officers grossed an average $108,299.82, including base salary, overtime, clothing allowance, longevity pay, shift differential, vacation, sick time, tuition stipends and wages paid by private contractors. According to that data, 71 fire department heads grossed an average $110,227.58, including costs from those same categories; 273 "street" police officers -- not counting retired employees and detectives, but including those hired in April -- grossed an average $77,097.11, also including those categories; and some 167 firefighters grossed an... Read more →


On January 16, 2011. Of Gloucester City. Survived by his 2 sons, Edward and Nicholas, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. At the family’s request, funeral services will be private. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Raymond "Ray" D. Swanson, Letter Carrier in Gloucester City and Bellmawr for 36 Years

SWANSON, Raymond D. on January 18 th, 2011 age 56 of Gloucester City, NJ. Beloved husband of the late Carolyn Swanson. Beloved son of Edna D. Swanson and the late Raymond C. Swanson. Loving brother of Christian R. Sr. ( Annette), Ronald C., & Robert W. (Jane) Swanson. Dear uncle of Christian R. Jr.(Stephanie), David (Amy), Ashley,& Andrew. Dearest great uncle of Cassidy, Corienne, Chaele, Christian III, and Cole. Raymond was a Mail Carrier for 36 years including Gloucester City & Brooklawn,NJ. Funeral will be held Private at the convenience of the family. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations... Read more →

Important Snow Removal Tips

When snow is on the way, in order to avoid being plowed in, please remove all cars and vehicles from the streets. Park vehicles on your driveways so that the first person who will leave is the last one parked in the driveway. Parking on the driveway will give you less snow to shovel and a drier surface when pulling out. Don't forget to back vehicles in. Looking out to the street from your house, when shoveling, pile the snow to the right of the driveway. Pile snow behind the curb--not on the roadway. If you throw snow in front... Read more →

Bellmawr's Council Annual Reorganization Meeting; Fillipek and Pointkowski Take Oath of Office

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News Bellmawr’s annual Reorganization Meeting January 6 could have been easily mistaken for an episode of “Entourage,” as the Borough courtroom was filled to standing-room capacity. Borough Solicitor Robert Messick legally swore in both Mayor Frank R. Filipek Sr. and Councilwoman Regina Piontkowski before the meeting. Then, Cub Scout Pack 185 posted the United States’ colors and Ashley Matousek followed with the singing of the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” to open the meeting. Matousek was 1st Runner-Up in the 2010-11 Miss Bellmawr Pageant. The meeting continued with the ceremonial swearing-in of both Filipek... Read more →

Community News for Gloucester Township

Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer and Council extend their sincerest thanks to all of our residents and businesses who contributed toys for our "Toys for Tots" program: Gloucester Township residents, Gloucester Township Police Department, Employees of Gloucester Township Public Works, Gloucester Township Administration Employees, Gloucester Township Elementary School, Timber Creek Regional High School, Gloucester Township Youth Lacrosse, Highland Highschool Interact, Target of Gloucester Township, Bruce Associates Incorporated Realtors, Honeywell, Valleybrook Country Club, Blackwood Starbucks, Trump National Philadelphia Golf Club, Franklin Square Village, Blackwood VFW Post 7927. Thank you again for making this year's program a huge success! Welcome, residents, visitors,... Read more →

Edward G. Cotter of Blackwood

COTTER Edward G. On January 17, 2011. Of Blackwood. Survived by his loving wife, 7 loving children, 11 loving grandchildren, 2 cherished great grandchildren and predeceased by his 2 children. Edward served our country in the U.S. Army. He was a mason and homebuilder. At Edward’s request, funeral services will be private. Donations are requested in Edward’s memory to the American Cancer Society: 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Please write in memo: Edward G. Cotter. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →