GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (WPVI) --
It happened around 6:30 Friday night in the 200 block of Fern Avenue.
The flames broke out inside a two-story barn style shed just 15 yards from a home.
The fire was quickly brought under control.
No one was injured but three animals were killed, including a chicken and two potbelly pigs.
The other animals in the shed survived.
No word on a cause for the fire.
GLOUCESTER CITY NJ February 1, 2015 at 10:59AM--Gloucester City Police arrested a suspect for a robbery in the 500 block of Mercer Street after a resident reported a male entered his enclosed front porch on January 31st at approximately 2:49 pm, placed several items from the porch in a bag and left the area. The incident was recorded on his home surveillance system and a copy of the video was provided to the officer. The officer positively identified the male as Patrick Merrill (56), a resident of the 800 block of Mercer Street. A warrant was issued for Merrill for burglary and theft and on February 2nd. at 10:52 am Merrill was arrested on Broadway and Monmouth Street. He was later remanded to Camden County Jail in default of bail.
In other matters,
Washington, DC (February 2, 2015)– Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) announced that the ongoing environmental cleanup at the Welsbach and General Gas Mantle site, which spans Camden and Gloucester Cities, has been awarded $222 million as a result of a historic court settlement.
The $222 million award for the Welsbach and General Gas Mantle cleanup effort comes as part of a record $5.15 billion settlement initiated by the U.S. Justice Department alleging that Anadarko Petroleum and subsidiaries fraudulently moved assets to evade liability for contamination at Superfund sites around the country. The Welsbach and the General Gas Mantle Companies were among America’s premier energy providers at the turn of the century, manufacturing up to 250,000 incandescent gas mantles a day. From the late 1890s to 1941 their products contained radioactive material thorium, which more recently has been correlated with increased risks of certain types of cancer. This material contaminated the soil and surrounding properties and has plagued the community for decades.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns, and costs, will hold a Public Information Center to inform local residents, officials and the business community about the proposed Route 30 Blue Anchor Dam construction project. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments at the meeting, by mail, or by e-mail.
The Public Information Center will be held at the
Winslow Municipal Building, 125 South Route 73, Braddock, on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Please come at a time that is convenient for you. You will have an opportunity to review exhibits of the proposed project, ask questions, and discuss issues with NJDOT staff members and Design Consultants.
IMPROVED SERVICES PART OF ADMINISTRATION'S PARK SUSTAINABILITY EFFORT
(15/P13) TRENTON - As part of the Christie Administration's goal of making state parks more self-sustaining, the Department of Environmental Protection is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide high-quality food services and events at Island Beach State Park, one of the state's most popular parks.
"Island Beach State Park is one of the crown jewels of our state park system and one of the most visited destinations at the Jersey Shore," said Richard Boornazian, Assistant Commissioner for Natural and Historic Resources. "This is a unique opportunity for a private operator to provide high-quality food and hold events at a park that regularly draws more than 10,000 visitors a day during the summer season."
CONWAY 28528, SC (02/03/2015)(readMedia)-- Coastal Carolina University has announced that 557 students have made the President's honor list for high academic achievement for the Fall Semester 2014. To qualify for the President's List for high academic achievement, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full time.
Lauren Angello, a Freshman majoring in Biology, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ
by William E. Cleary Sr.
CHEER—We would like to give a round of applause to the members of the Brooklawn Police Department who spends countless hours protecting our community. We would like to extend our cheer to the surrounding Police Departments who come in to aid, and help the residents of Brooklawn. Over the past several weeks, these men and women have made some great arrests taking the bad guys (and girls) off of our streets. To all of ours police departments you have our support. Thank you for all you do to keep the communities safe as well as my family! ~Mike&Peg Gillen, Brooklawn
JEER—For whatever reason the business owners at the Broadway Plaza shopping center feel they are not obligated to obey the Gloucester City No Sign ordinance that prohibits the types of signs shown in the photo above. The Housing Office has told these same individuals about the law yet they continue to ignore their instructions. Maybe it is time for the Housing Office to issue citations to them. That seems to be the only way to get rid of these unsightly posters on Gloucester City's main thorofare. These types of signs give people passing through the wrong impression of our community.
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The Gloucester City Police Department released the following correction regarding a recent crime report.
In our January 30, 2015 crime report there was an arrest listed that occurred on January 24th. naming Lisa Lubrano as the arrestee. Upon seeing the report on our facebook page, Ms. Lubrano reported to police that she was not arrested and someone had used her information. The woman actually arrested was subsequently identified as Ms. Lubrano’s sister. The original charge was reissued to Cynthia Vernamonti (38), a resident of Haddon Heights. She was additionally charged with hindering apprehension. One of the advantages of releasing our crime reports to the public is having the ability to identify and correct a problem, such as this, before the case goes to court. We regret any inconvenience Ms. Lubrano may have experienced.
SHI grew its team to a record 2,800 employees and expanded real estate and infrastructure
SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SHI International Corp., one of North America's top 15 largest IT solutions providers, earned a record $6 billion in revenue last year. The company hit other milestones in 2014 as well, building its global team to more than 2,800 employees and expanding its real estate and infrastructure in New Jersey and elsewhere.
Do state ethics restrict Gov. Chris Christie? Fuhgeddaboudit!
In New Jersey, the governor can choose the ethical standards he wants to follow — and he can change them whenever he wishes. Not only that, the code of conduct is interpreted and enforced by officials beholden to the governor.
So it is no surprise Christie allows himself to accept expensive gifts and favors from anyone he calls a “friend.” For example:
GLOUCESTER COUNTY PROSECUTORS OFFICE PRESS RELEASE
WOODBURY NJ FEBRUART 4, 2015--Samuel K. Davis (DOB 2/5/66), of Paulsboro was convicted of first-degree aggravated manslaughter today (2/4) by a Gloucester County jury in the death of 79-year-old Thirza Sweeten, whose body was found beaten, strangled and stabbed in her 1562 South Delaware Avenue home in Paulsboro on 3/19/12.
In a trial that took nine days spread over three weeks, the jury returned its verdict after about seven hours of deliberation.
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Signs Sports Authority-Meadowlands Commission Merger Bill With Agreement To Address Concerns With Follow-On Legislation
Trenton, NJ – Along with other action taken today, Governor Christie today signed A-3969/S-2647 that will make government smaller and more affordable for taxpayers through a consolidation of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Noting concerns with the bill in its current form, the Governor signed the bill based on negotiations and bipartisan agreement with the bill’s sponsors -- Speaker Vincent Prieto and Senator Paul Sarlo -- to move forward with follow-up legislation to address those issues. “Though this legislation is imperfect in its current form, I believe it is important that we act to move forward with this commonsense consolidation of government to deliver savings to New Jersey taxpayers while we move forward with bipartisan agreement to address concerns with the current bill,” said Governor Christie.
Governor Christie also took the following action on other pending legislation:
On February 4, 2015. Age 69. Of Audubon Park. (nee Ochmaniuk). Cherished daughter of the late Dymitr and Maria Ochmaniuk, Loving wife of the late Joseph P. Galiano, Sr. Loving mother of Joseph P., Jr. (Marian), Lisa D. (John), Daniel A., Sr. (Robin) and the late Dominic. Cherished grandmother of Gina, Christina, Daniel, Andrew, Alison, Alicia, Dymitr and Joseph, III. Dear sister of Maria Simmons (David) and the late Annaliese Weber.
Born in Siegen, West Germany, Zofia was a longtime resident of Audubon Park.
She loved to cook and enjoyed sewing, knitting and making baby blankets.
Relatives and friends are invited to her committal service at 11 AM on Monday, February 9, 2015 at New St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum, Bellmawr.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Zofia Galiano. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Phone: 856-456-1142