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Jerry Sampson , Gloucester Catholic Alumnus Class of '48, Navy Veteran, KofC Member

SAMPSON Riley “Jerry” On September 26, 2012. Age 82. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 59 years to Patricia Ann Sampson (nee Nolan). Loving father of Maryann Deacon, Patricia Sampson (Gordon Smith), Teresa Andrews, Betsy Sherrer (Karl), Kathleen Murchake and Gerald Sampson (Rose). Cherished grandfather of Nicole, William, Christina, Melissa, Dillon, Alyson, Jamie, Tommy, Madison, Julia and Leah. Jerry (photo)graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1948 and later attended Temple University. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. Jerry retired from RCA –GE Aerospace in Camden after 25 years. He was a lifelong parishioner of St.... Read more →


Buckeyes revitalized under Meyer | NCAA.com

Brian Burnsed, NCAA.com Last Updated - September 26, 2012 4:40 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS No Big Ten title, no shower of confetti, no Rose Bowl parade await Ohio State … this year. But that doesn’t preclude the Buckeyes from planting seeds deep in the ground in Ann Arbor, East Lansing and Lincoln that the conference will belong to them next year — and the year after … and every year until Urban Meyer leaves the Columbus sidelines. This Saturday, Meyer, Braxton Miller and the rest of the undefeated team clad in scarlet and grey have a chance to... Read more →


Little League, SKLZ Team to Film Series of Instructional Videos

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. September 21, 2012 Little League International and SKLZ, the Preferred Training Partner of Little League Baseball and Softball, recently filmed several instructional video segments for the free online Coaches Resource Center. The series of clips, filmed at the Western Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif., and the University of California-Riverside, focus on the basic elements of Little League Baseball and Little League Softball for Minor and Major Division-age players. “The opportunity to enhance the education and training available to coaches, through the Coaches Resource Center, is an important step toward engaging new volunteers and... Read more →


Two Soldiers Killed, One from NJ

September 28, 2012 DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 26, in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent wearing a suicide vest detonated the device near their patrol. These Soldiers were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, 29, of Tucson, Ariz., and Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz, 28, of Lakehurst, N.J. Read more →


BURLINGTON COUNTY PROVIDES JOBSEEKERS WITH FREE INTERNET

Garganio Reports 300 Computers Currently Available In County Libraries and One-Stop Center Easy access to the Internet continues to serve as a valuable resource for those seeking employment, and Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio today reported that nearly 300 computers are available, free of charge, to County residents. The Burlington County Library System, which includes 16 branch and member libraries, currently has in service a total 252 computers. Add to that another 42 computers at the County’s One-Stop-Career Center in the Human Services Facility on Woodlane Road in Westampton. “If a resident wants to surf the web for job openings, training... Read more →


Jason Laws Named UVa Director of Baseball Operations

Murray State graduate was assistant coach at Arkansas State last season CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head baseball coach Brian O’Connor has announced the hiring of Jason Laws as the program’s Director of Baseball Operations. A Murray State graduate and former all-conference honoree, Laws arrives in Virginia following a year stint as an assistant coach at Arkansas State. “I'm very grateful that Coach O’Connor has brought me on staff and given me the opportunity to work for one of the best programs in the country,” Laws said. “What Virginia Baseball has accomplished in recent years has been very special and I'm... Read more →


SLOW DOWN AT GLOUCESTER CITY/BROOKLAWN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SITE | cnbnews.net

photo credit: cnbnews.net Work on the Gloucester City/Brooklawn Broadway Bridge is photo credit cnbnews.net progressing. The photos taken on Sunday, September 23, 2012 shows the west side of the bridge.The concrete has been removed and new steel supports have been installed. In the foreground is the Gloucester City Water Tower. According to Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund the Department has been getting complaints from the contractor about cars speeding through the construction zone. Also some school buse drivers are not paying attention to the weight ban. Buses and trucks over a certain weight are being detoured away from the... Read more →


Bishop Gomez on Upcoming Presidential Election

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 24, 2012 / 05:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has called on Catholics to achieve a “unity of life” and let their faith form their political decisions as they prepare to vote this November. “We have important obligations as citizens. But we have to carry out those obligations always in light of our duty to God,” the archbishop wrote in his Sept. 21 column for The Tidings. The column is the first in a series he will write on the principles that should guide Catholics in thinking about this year's elections. Archbishop... Read more →


NJ RECORDS COUNCIL REJECTS TREASURY’S BID

TO AVOID REVIEW OF RECORDS ON LT. GOV. KIM GUADAGNO’S $245K PENSION SCHEME Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist reprinted with permission of NJ WatchDog TRENTON — New Jersey’s Government Records Council rejected the state Treasury’s latest attempt to avoid disclosing documents related to an alleged $245,000 pension scheme involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. By a 4-0 vote on Tuesday, GRC denied the Treasury’s request for a stay and reconsideration of an Aug. 31 order that requires its state pension officials to turn over 26 records for inspection. After review, the council will decide what documents, if any, should be released... Read more →


New Statewide Program to help Small Exporters | cnbnews.net

September 25, 2012 Trenton, NJ – Recognizing the role New Jersey’s export industry plays in advancing the state’s economy and creating jobs, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno announced during a speech today to the U.S. Commercial Service Global Business Forum in Atlantic City, a new statewide program to help small exporters gain better access to foreign markets against increasingly tough global competition. The New Jersey State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, funded through a $204,000 grant from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) STEP program along with state resources, will provide training and export assistance to eligible small businesses that are... Read more →


Summer Urban Youth Corps Program Works

brings employment skills and training to local youth while enhancing urban gateways (Camden) – Continuing the Christie Administration’s commitment to provide young adults with work readiness and vocational skills, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced that approximately 120 youth participated in the Summer Urban Youth Corps program at twelve locations throughout the Garden State. Participants gained important employment skills while working to improve the appearance of urban gateways in nine counties. “The Christie Administration helped approximately 120 young adults earn money this summer and gain valuable work experience through the Urban Youth Corps program,” Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mrozek said.... Read more →


Down The Shore: WALK FOR WOUNDED SATURDAY

Happenings in Ocean City Ocean City celebrates one of its most popular events, the Indian Summer Weekend, for the 38th time Oct. 6-8. Centerpiece of the event is the mile-longFALL BLOCK PARTY that extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. on Sat., Oct. 6 and attracts more than 40,000 visitors. Over 350 juried crafters from throughout the east coast participate in the block party. An array of hand made products will be featured. Block Party hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A huge fireworks display is scheduled following the block party. The fireworks are fired from a... Read more →


Video: Vote for Obama! Get a Free Cell Phone

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by RealFreedom1776 Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012 Related articles The 47% Speaks: She's Voting for Obama Because He Gave Her a Free Phone Screeching Obama banshee: Obama gave me 'free phone,' 'Romney sucks!' Obama Has My Vote - He Gives Us Free Phones (Video) Read more →


TCNJ 2 Ursinus 0, Lions Remain Undefeated

Ewing, NJ… The last time The College of New Jersey and Ursinus College met in field hockey was in the 2011 NCAA Division III semifinals with the Lions earning a 2-0 win en route to claiming the title. The teams met again on Thursday with TCNJ once again winning by that 2-0 score to remain undefeated on the season. TCNJ is 7-0 and pushed its winning streak to 21 games, while the Bears dipped to 3-4. The third-ranked Lions scored the only goal of the half as senior Jillian Nealon(Whitehouse Station, NJ/Hunterdon Central) was credited with her 12th of the... Read more →


Division on Civil Rights to Host Regional Conference on Veterans’ Rights

TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights will host a regional conference aboard the Battleship New Jersey in Camden this Saturday, September 29, to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated. The conference, a collaborative effort with the New Jersey American Legion, the Camden County American Legion, the Battleship New Jersey, the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs and other co-sponsors, will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is part of... Read more →


Additional charges filed against former Berks County high school teacher & coach

September 25, 2012 HARRISBURG - Additional criminal charges have been filed against a former Berks County high school teacher and coach as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged inappropriate contact with underage girls. Attorney General Linda Kelly said that Jonathan Bell, 31, 105 Colleen Court, Wyomissing, faces six additional counts including; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure, and corruption of minors. Kelly said the latest charges are the result of new information uncovered by investigators involving allegations that Bell had inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year old female student while she was in one... Read more →


12th District Sergeant’s Actions Assists Southwest Detective Division in Solving Five Gunpoint Robberies

Philadelphia Police Department Release Our police blog has been a terrific outlet for highlighting technology as a crime fighting tool. Occasionally we get to share a story of good old fashion police work, this is one of those times. The actions of Sgt.Davis #517, of the 12th District, on the morning of Tuesday September 11, 2012 started the wheels of justice rolling, and those wheels didn’t stop until three criminals were behind bars. At shortly after three in the morning Sgt. Davis ended a crime spree that covered three police districts over the span of five hours, and included five... Read more →


Benigno Boulevard eastbound to be closed at Route 168 intersection in Bellmawr | cnbnews.net

(Trenton) – NJDOT officials today announced that Benigno Boulevard will be closed to eastbound traffic at the intersection with Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) for more than a month in Bellmawr Borough, Camden County. The temporary closure, scheduled to be implemented Friday night, September 28, is necessary for NJDOT to advance a $1.8 million state-funded project to improve safety and reduce congestion at the intersection. Benigno Boulevard westbound will be maintained to provide access for Route 168 motorists headed to Route 42 northbound. · During the eastbound closure, Benigno Boulevard eastbound motorists will be detoured to Heller Road to Hall... Read more →


THE PLAN TO DISMANTLE CAMDEN POLICE FORCE MOVES FORWARD

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — This city, long among the nation’s poorest and most crime-ridden, is on the verge of dismantling its police department and starting anew with a force run by the county government. The Fraternal Order of Police lodge that represents Camden’s rank-and-file officers is upset that they have not been presented with a formal plan. Cappelli says officers in the new department would have base salaries that are the same or higher than what they make now — ranging from $31,000 for a rookie to about $80,000. Officers’ health insurance contributions would increase, and officers would also lose... Read more →


GOLDEY-BEACOM VOLLEYBALL TO HOST “DIG PINK” EVENT OCT. 11 -cnbnews.net

Lightning to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness WILMINGTON, Del. – When the Goldey-Beacom College volleyball team hosts Chestnut Hill on Thursday, Oct. 11, the Lightning will not only be trying to win the match, but they will be looking to do something just as important – raise money for breast cancer. The “Dig Pink” fundraiser is a breast cancer awareness rally sponsored by the Side-Out Foundation and is held by volleyball programs across the country during the month of October. It is designed to raise awareness and generate funds, which will be used for research in trying to cure... Read more →


Philadelphia Man Charged in Laser Strike Incident | cnbnews.net

Daniel F. Dangler, 29, of Philadelphia, was charged today by information with aiming the beam of a laser at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Dangler allegedly aimed a laser pointer at a Philadelphia television news helicopter on July 18, 2012. On February 14, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which modernizes the nation’s aviation system. This act establishes a new criminal offense for aiming the beam of a laser at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United... Read more →


Burlington County Freeholders to Present A Proclamation to Lockheed Martin at their Family Day Saturday

Lockheed Martin in Moorestown is hosting a Burlington County Family Day for employees and their families on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders Director Bruce D. Garganio; and Deputy Director Joseph Donnelly will present Lockheed Martin with a Burlington County Proclamation at 11:30 am. Media is invited to attend the proclamation ceremony and can arrive between 10:30 -11:15 a.m. In 2012, Lockheed Martin is commemorating the Corporation’s 100th birthday. Every few years, Lockheed Martin hosts Burlington County Family Day, where employees get to show their family and friends a behind the scenes glimpse into the world... Read more →


Individual Charged with Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property | cnbnews.net

Yijia Zhang, formerly of King of Prussia, was charged in an indictment that was unsealed today with computer damage and interstate transportation of stolen property, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Zhang is charged with stealing sensitive documents from his employer and with disabling a company server that he used to transfer the documents to cover his actions. If convicted, Zhang faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a $500,000 fine. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Levy. An indictment or information... Read more →


Dr. Miller Receives National Honor For a Lifetime of Exemplary Church Research

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA'S DR. ROBERT MILLER TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS REV. LOUIS J. LUZBETAK, SVD, AWARD The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to announce that on October 16, 2012 Dr. Robert Miller, Director of Planning and Research for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be presented with the prestigious Rev. Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Award for his extraordinary efforts in the area of research on behalf of the Church. The award, given annually by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University, honors a researcher who has made a significant lifetime contribution to research in the Catholic Church.... Read more →


Sussex County Gas Station Agrees to $50,000 Settlement

NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the State Division of Consumer Affairs today announced a settlement with a Lukoil gas station in Branchville arising from alleged price gouging during the state of emergency that was declared in August 2011 as a result of Tropical Storm Irene. Thakur Gas, LLC, which does business as Lukoil at 384 Route 206 North, has paid $20,000 to the state under the terms of the settlement. An additional $30,000 is suspended but can be imposed if the station violates the state’s Consumer Fraud Act or the terms of the settlement during the next... Read more →


Wilmington to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend with Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer Matches

DATE: September 27, 2012 djl NEWARK, Del. - - The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, about 226,870 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 39,510 will die from breast cancer. Join the Wilmington University Athletic Department to help trim those numbers and root on your favorite Wildcat student-athletes this weekend as the volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer teams host their annual Breast Cancer Awareness competitions, in conjunction with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The Wilmington Pink Out Weekend gets started on Friday night as the volleyball team will don its special pink uniforms for... Read more →


Libyan President Contradicts Obama: Film Not Responsible for Attack

As recently as yesterday, President Obama stood before the world at the United Nations and blamed "The Innocence of Muslims" for the unrest in the Middle East and, more specifically, the death of four Americans in Libya, including Christopher Stevens, our Libyan Ambassador. Obama refuses to acknowledge the assassination of Stevens was a terrorist attack, even though other members of his Administration, including his own Secretary of State, have already conceded it was exactly that. In fact, every bit of intel also contradicts the President. And now, Libyan President Mohamed Magarief is on the record declaratively stating the video had... Read more →


Adelson: My Casino is Being Investigated Because I Oppose Obama

by Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Sept. 25, 2012, 10:24 a.m Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, has been the leading contributor to outside groups supporting Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates this election cycle, donating tens of millions of dollars. His company, Las Vegas Sands, is also the focus of a federal investigation into possible violations of bribery laws at its casinos in Macau, China. In an interview with Politico published Sunday night, Adelson drew a link between his donations and the investigation, arguing that he has been targeted because of his political activity. A victory for Obama, he said, would... Read more →


Some Women are Against Federal Contraception and Sterilization Mandate

WASHINGTON D.C., September 23 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Thousands of women across the country are leading grassroots efforts to make their voices heard in opposition to the federal contraception and sterilization mandate. The Women Speak for Themselves movement is driven by “things that women are deciding to do on their own,” said Meg McDonnell, who has been assisting the group from early in its existence. McDonnell told CNA on Sept. 20 that the movement has received “hundreds of e-mails” about women’s efforts to defend religious freedom, including prayer campaigns, local rallies, blog posts, discussions with elected representatives, voter registration drives, billboards... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Public Schools Upcoming events | cnbnews.net

October 1 – 5 “Week of Respect” October 5 – Interim Notices Issued October 8– Schools Closed – Columbus Day October 15 - 19– School Violence Awareness Week October 15 – BOE Meeting – Kershaw Media Center 7:30 pm October 16- PTO Meeting – Mary Bray Media Center 7:30 pm October 31– Halloween Celebration – Mary Bray School LOOKING AHEAD: PLEASE NOTE: Parent Conference Days scheduled for November 16, 19, 20 (Grades 1-8) will be half session days. Dismissal 12:30 - NO LUNCHES SERVED. REMINDERS: Federal law (No Child Left Behind) requires schools to tell parents of their right to... Read more →


Regions Realigned for 2013: Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Australia will have an entry in the Little League Baseball World Series, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. Three of the existing 16 regions will be realigned, it was decided in last week’s meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors. The new alignment gives Australia’s national champion in the Little League Baseball Division an automatic berth in the World Series (along with Canada, Mexico, and Japan). “The 16 regions that send teams to the Little League Baseball World Series... Read more →


Annual Tri-County Economic Development Summit

Promoting Economic Opportunity in Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties (Mt. Laurel, NJ) – Over 300 business and industry leaders, bankers, entrepreneurs and government officials from throughout Southern New Jersey will meet at the Westin Hotel and Conference Center in Mt. Laurel on Friday, September 28, 2012 to discuss improving the region’s economy and promoting job creation. Registration begins at 8 am and speakers at 9 am. The 7th Annual Tri-County Economic Development Summit, sponsored jointly by Burlington County, Camden and Gloucester County will showcase the region’s resources in both the public and private sectors, as well as highlight many of... Read more →


Sound Off: Vote for Bob Chew, Greenwich Township Republican Council Candidate

Dear Editor: I was asked the other day who had my support for Council in Greenwich Twp., although I am not a resident of the township I stated that the best choice for the residents would be Bob Chew. I have known Bob for many years and had the privilege of working with him while serving on the Camden City Police Department. Bob is a man who takes the time to evaluate a problem and then seeks the most efficient and effective method to solve it. His experience and background in Public Safety brings added expertise to the township council.... Read more →


Home Country: That Magic Time of Morning | cnbnews.net

by Slim Randles (cnbnews.net) It was that magic time of morning for those of us at the Mule Barn; the time when we're so full of coffee we can't walk, and it's time to decide whether to order lunch there or go home. That's when Bert walked in. Kinda limped in, actually. He made his way over and sat down and turned his coffee cup right side up. "I'm hurting boys," he said. "That's a fact. 'Course Maizie told me it was a fool thing to do, but you know how she is, so I did it anyway." "What's that,... Read more →


US officials knew Libya attack was terrorism within 24 hours, sources confirm | Fox News

URGENT: U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that it was a terrorist attack and suspected Al Qaeda-tied elements were involved, sources told Fox News -- though it took the administration a week to acknowledge it. The account conflicts with claims on the Sunday after the attack by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice that the administration believed the strike was a "spontaneous" event triggered by protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film. Two senior U.S. officials said the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first... Read more →


Obituary: Joseph Harvey, age 92, of Oaklyn, formerly of Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

Joseph Harvey AGE: 92 • Oaklyn On September 2, 2012, of Oaklyn, NJ. Age 92 yrs. Mr. Harvey is survived by his godson William Harvey III along with 3 nieces, 3 nephews and numerous wonderful caring friends. He is also predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Joe was born and raised in Gloucester City. He then moved to Fairview where he resided for many years until finally moving to Oaklyn 40 years ago. He was also a former long time employee at both NY Shipbuilding Co., and R. M. Hollingshead Co. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday... Read more →


Obituary: Doris Neild , age 83, of Gloucester City NJ | cnbnews.net

On September 5, 2012, a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 83 years. Doris was preceded in death by her beloved parents William and Ethel Neild and her dear sisters and brother Edith Warren, Anna May Geiger and David Neild. She is survived by her loving niece and nephews Christine Shayka, William Geiger and David Warren and their families. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Inurnment to follow in Eglington... Read more →


Obituary: Frederick "Fred" Messerschmitt Jr., of Sparta, TN, formerly of Gloucester City NJ | cnbnews.net

Frederick "Fred" Messerschmitt, Jr., age 53, from Sparta, TN died on Sept. 6, 2012 from congestive heart and multi organ failure after a long 9 year battle that began after a virus damaged his heart. Fred passed at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN with family by his side. Raised in Gloucester City NJ, he moved to Tennessee to continue his career with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Despite his health issues he reached his goal of 25 years of service on Aug. 11, 2012. His employment included the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard as well as the Watts Bar... Read more →


Obituary: James E. Griffith , age 72, of Gloucester City NJ | cnbnews.net

On September 21, 2012, a lifelong resident of Gloucester City until his recent move to Mt. Ephraim, NJ, age 72 years. Dear brother of Carrie Garton, Bella Reeves, Ella Schemelia, Rose Hoe and the late Charles Griffith, Jr., Henry H. Griffith and Charlotte P. Ritchie. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services Thursday 11:00AM at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gloucester City, NJ. Arrangements entrusted to the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, Gloucester City, NJ www.etheringtonfh.com Related articles Michael Grzybowski, Purple Heart Recipient, Retired City Housing Authority Employee Aldy DiGiacomo Jr., GCHS... Read more →


Obituary: Ida May Barrow age 72, of Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

The "tell it like it is", the "feisty" Ida M. Barrow, of Gloucester City, age 72, has joined all of her loved ones waiting for her. Predeceased by her parents Clem and Mary Barrow, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, step-sons Walter and Mike Barkowsky, grandchildren Michelle Mazzagatti and Ryan Baldwin. Survived by her children Connie Knopka (Mike), Ed Baldwin, Kimberly Vandergrift (Belin), John Davidson and step-sons Ron Barkowsky (Wendy) and Wayne Barkowsky. Also her sisters Argyll Barrow and Margaret (Paul) Coulter. Also survived by 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way, 1 great-great-grandchild with 1 on the way and... Read more →


Sound Off: ANOTHER UTILITY POLE HAZARD

In reference to the Letter to the Editor September 13 in the Gloucester City News indicating a problem on Nicholson Road, how many broken utility poles can this city have that are not being properly addressed? In mid-spring of this year I contacted PSE&G, which was very responsive about the damaged pole at the end of Johnson Blvd., just before it turns into Highland Blvd. However, PSE&G failed to remove the hazardous condition. Apparently, after speaking with PSE&G a second time, it was only their responsibility to move the power lines they own, while everything else is the responsibility of... Read more →


Obituary: William J. Booth Jr. age 80, of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus Class of 1952 | cnbnews.net

William J. Booth, Jr., went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2012, four days after celebrating his 80th birthday. He was born in Gloucester City, NJ and graduated high school in 1952. He was a marine designer with New York Ship Building Corporation and then JJ Henry Co., Inc. Bill was a devoted family man. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54 years, Anne C. (née Dubas) Booth, and his children, William J. III, David P., and Anne M. (Joseph) Domico all of Westville, NJ. He was a loving grandfather to Josiah, Sarah, Katherine, Alethea, and... Read more →


Senate Panel OKs Bill for Longer School Day, School Year Pilot Program

The Senate Education Committee on Monday advanced a bill that would create a statewide pilot program to lengthen the school day and school year. Under the bill, S-2087, up to 25 interested school districts could apply to the state Commissioner of Education to participate in the three-year pilot, which has a goal of studying the effects that a longer school day and school year would have on student achievement. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Teresa M. Ruiz, chair of the Senate Education Committee, and Sen. Shirley K. Turner. There is no requirement or mandate. The proposal also includes a... Read more →


Animal Shelter’s Open House This Saturday | cnbnews

Live Music, Face Painting for Kids, Pet –Friendly Vendors, Pet Costume Parade & More (Clayton, NJ) – The Gloucester County Animal Shelter will hold their annual Open House on Saturday, September 29, from 11 am to 4 pm. The celebration includes refreshments, live music, balloons, a face painter for kids and a Pet Costume Parade will be held at 3 pm. The rain or shine event is free and open to the public. Special Guest ‘Stars’ at this year’s Open House are Elwood, the World’s Ugliest Dog and Hercules, a dog who was found starved by his original owner; but... Read more →


Your Money: State Grants for Upper Deerfield Township And Lower Alloways Creek Township

Trenton, NJ – Furthering the Christie Administration’s commitment to supporting local governments with needed transportation infrastructure improvement, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James Simpson traveled to Upper Deerfield Township and Lower Alloways Creek Township to announce Local Aid Infrastructure Fund grants for the two communities. These state funds are designed to advance street improvement, rehabilitation and safety projects without increasing the tax burden for local residents. Cumberland County was awarded a $230,000 grant for improvements to County Road 540 in Upper Deerfield and Hopewell Townships and will replace a functionally obsolete bridge between the two... Read more →


Philadelphia: Kicking it up a Notch | cnbnews.net

Inaugural Army-Navy Cup Comes to PPL Park For the first time, the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen will battle it out on the pitch at PPL Park, in the inaugural Army-Navy Cup on September 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. This match will mark the 75th straight year in which Army and Navy have played in soccer, but just the fourth showdown at a neutral site and the first since 1996. PPL Park is a state-of-the-art 18,500-seat Major League Soccer stadium that serves as the Philadelphia Union's home facility and sits on the banks of the Delaware River. For more... Read more →


Alice Costello School Celebrity Scoop Night Thursday, Sept. 27th

Alice Costello School PTA presents: Join Us for an Alice Costello School Celebrity Scoop Night!! Where: Brain Freeze Factory The circle @ Rt.130 Brooklawn When: Thurs. Sept. 27th Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Support our school and also enjoy dinner and/or dessert! Pizza available! It’s a Win-Win!! Check out our Celebrity Scoopers from Alice Costello School!! Face painting/tattoos and window prizes! Students sign participation sheet, located at the face painting/tattoo station. The class with the most participation will be awarded with a water ice party!! Read more →


Stecyk Scores Two; Men’s Soccer Wins 4-0

HOBOKEN, N.J. (September 26, 2012) – Junior Curtis Stecyk (Boulder, Colo.) claimed the first two scores and freshman Joe Cellitti (Mendham, N.J.) added his first collegiate goal as the Stevens Institute of Technology men’s soccer team blew by the Blue Jays of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University 4-0 on Wednesday. Stephen Dunbar (Johns Creek, Ga.) scored the other goal of the evening as the Ducks moved to 7-2 on the year. Stevens dominated the match, outshooting the visitors 28-3 on the night. Junior goalkeeper Paul Killian (Ellicott City, Md.) made three saves to earn his fourth shutout of... Read more →


TCNJ OVER. RUTGERS CAMDEN

September 26, 2012 Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s soccer team raced out to a three-goal lead in the first half and never looked back as the Lions posted a 5-1 victory over visiting Rutgers-Camden on Wednesday. The win puts TCNJ at 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, while the Scarlet Raptors dropped to 2-7-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the conference. The Lions gained control in the opening half scoring the first three goals of the game with sophomore Korrie Harkins (Wenonah, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) banging in a centering pass from Brenna Rubino (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern). That... Read more →


COUNTY TO TREAT FOR MOSQUITOES IN TWO TOWNS

Positive West Nile Virus Samples Detected In Moorestown and Beverly The Burlington County Mosquito Division tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 27, will be treating for adult mosquitoes in areas of Beverly and Moorestown, where positive samples of West Nile Virus have been identified, County officials said today. Treatment will take place around the Birchfield Drive and North Lake Drive areas in Moorestown; and the area around Cherry Street in Beverly. The division is planning to treat areas within approximately one-half mile radius of each location. Treatment is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM. Pesticide will be applied in a mist form... Read more →