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Growing Up Gloucester City: Juveniles Strike Elderly Resident; String Band Parade April 18; GCHS Golf Wins Two

Reprinted from the Gloucester City News April 8, 1982:



Five Juvenile Deliquents Rough Up 82-Year-Old Man Gloucester City Resident


   GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- Last Saturday, April 3, an elderly Gloucester City resident was roughed up by five juveniles, four of which were involved in the burglary of John Jeffrey, a warehouse on Charles Street on March 28. Those four, by the way, are still awaiting sentencing for that incident. 

    According to police, the 82 year old man was walking in the area of Monmouth and King streets at around 2:40 p.m. when he was approached by the youths. They attacked him and fled on foot with the fruits of the robbery, $5.70. Their names are being withheld because of their age. At the time we went to press the police were trying to have the courts detain the youths.

    Police are investigating the discharging of a weapon in the Gloucester Terrace apartments, Reading Avenue on Wednesday night. A suspect arrested and charged for allegedly firing the handgun was a resident from Division Street. He was charged with possession of a deadly weapon, hollow nose bullets and firing a gun.

    Officers James Hutchinson and Donald Budden arrested a suspect of Division Street for allegedly trying to set fire to a car parked at Broadway and Powell streets on March 31. 

    Police are looking for the vandals that broke several of the stained glass windows of St. Mary’s Church with rocks on Friday afternoon. Anyone that has any information about the incident is asked to call Det. Sgt. Robert Fair, 456-0900. All information will be treated confidential.



Reprinted from the Gloucester City News April 8, 1982:


Gloucester City String Band Parade Set For April 18th


    GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--The award-winning Garden State String Band will present its Second Annual String Band Parade on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. beginning at the ACME/Shopping Bag Food stores and continuing north on Broadway to Warren Streets. Garden State is extremely proud of capturing Second Place in the 1982 Philadelphia Mummers Day Parade on Jan. 2 with their “Change in the Weather” theme.

    The entire band worked hard for this great honor and is counting the days till April 18 so that they can “Show Off” and Strut their stuff in front of their hometown and surrounding area family and friends. 

    A spokesman for Garden State, Charles Smith said that 10 Strong Bands and one Fancy Club will strut up Broadway with presentation areas of Gloucester City Liquors, Broadway and Monmouth streets, Broadway and Mercer Streets, and again at Broadway and Essex streets. 

    The 10 string bands and one fancy club are Ferko, Quaker City, Aqua, South Philadelphia, Ukrainian American, Crean, Palmyra, Harrowgate and Durning String Bands and also the Hog Island Fancy Club. Come out and watch the parade as Garden State is sure you will have a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon. The rain date is Sunday, April 25.


Reprinted from the Gloucester City News April 8, 1982:


Gloucester Catholic Golf Team Wins Two

By Vince Cocciolone


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The Gloucester Catholic golf team has jumped off to a great 2-0 start. The Rams defeated Berlin Tech., Thursday, April 1 by a score of 5-1. Number one man Joe Keler won shooting a 39, number three man Vince Cocciolone shot a 51 and won. Larry Pusey lost a number four with a 58, John Rhoda, number five won with a 48, and freshman Brian Reed won with a 47. Keller and Mulholland were medalists with a three-over par 39 at Freeway Golf Course.

    Friday, April 2 the Rams also won 5-1. This time they defeated Cherry Hill East at their home course, Westwood. Joe Keller won and was again medalist, this time shooting a 38. Fran Mulholland halved the opponent with a 40. Vince Cocciolone defeated his man with a 43, Larry Pusey halved his man with a 44, John Rhoda won with a 46, and Brian Reed won with a 45. 

    In the exhibition for the Rams, Kevin Pointkowski won with a 47 and Richie Herr lost with a 50.