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September 2008

O’Donnell’s Restaurant Serving the public 85 Years

By Albert Countryman Jr. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ Life goes by so quickly – and technology changes so rapidly – it can be a struggle just to keep pace. In our instant gratification society, where hi-speed computers and split second decisions are valued, people tend to forget the simple pleasures of life. Yet, for 85 years and counting, Gloucester City residents have enjoyed the simple pleasure of a great meal at O'Donnell's Restaurant. Boxing legend "KO" Joe O'Donnell, onetime light-weight "Champion of the World," first opened the doors of O'Donnell's in 1923. His legacy of quality food and a family atmosphere... Read more →


City, tenants must compromise on rent

Link: Courier-Post. Major work is clearly needed at the Chatham Square apartments, now owned by Gloucester City. Clearly there are problems at the Chatham Square apartment complex. Why else would only 42 of 100 apartments be occupied? Before the city starts evicting tenants for not paying their rent however, both sides need to take a breath and find a compromise. Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City in spat with some new tenants Gloucester City: Teen Still Missing After Three Years Gloucester City: Guardian Angels Step In To Help Tenants At Troubled Complex Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want... Read more →


Army Casualties/Sgt. Nathan Cox, of Walcott, Iowa, Pvt. Joe Gonzales, of Tucson, Ariz

Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 20 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Nathan M. Cox, 32, of Walcott, Iowa Pvt. Joseph F. Gonzales, 18, of Tucson, Ariz. Read more →


DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty/Maj. Rodolfo Rodriguez of El Paso Texas, age 24

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Maj. Rodolfo I. Rodriguez, 34, of El Paso, Texas, died Sept. 20 in Islamabad, Pakistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 86th Construction & Training Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Related articles by Zemanta McCain, Obama spar over Europe trip Read more →


Heroes: Sgt. Josh Harris, Capt. Bruce Hays, Lt. Mohsin Naqvi, Sgt. Jason Vazquez

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Killed were: Sgt. Joshua W. Harris, 21, of Romeoville, Ill., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Robbins, Ill. Capt. Bruce E. Hays, 42, of Cheyenne, Wyo., who was assigned to the Wyoming Joint Forces Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo. 1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi, 26, of Newburgh,... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Sgt. Brandon W. Farley, of Haworth, Okla

Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Brandon W. Farley, 30, of Haworth, Okla., died Sept. 18 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained Sept. 17 when his mounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades in Able Monti, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Read more →


DoD Identifies Marine Casualty/Sgt. Jerome Bell, 29 of Auburn NY

Link: News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Jerome C. Bell Jr., 29, of Auburn, N.Y., died Sept. 19 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Read more →


Officer Down: Det. Adam Klutz Slain;Ex-Officer sought

Officer.com Breaking News E-Alert Monday, September 22, 2008 North Carolina Deputy Slain; Ex-Officer Sought LENOIR, N.C. -- The man accused of fatally shooting a Caldwell County sheriff's deputy is a former S.C. police officer with Army Ranger training who continued to elude authorities Sunday. All day, hundreds of federal, state and local investigators searched unsuccessfully in woods off winding roads for Larry Wayne Brucke Jr., an Iraq War veteran, who recently changed his name to Skip Brinkley. Authorities described him Sunday as "very dangerous." He is accused of shooting Det. Adam Klutz in the head after he responded to a... Read more →


Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard

Bill’s Point of View: Gloucester City:Have you ever notice with some people if you give them an inch they want a yard. Take for example the few hostile tenants at Chatham Square Apartments, Gloucester City. Just last week there was a photo of one these individuals leaning out his apartment window with a sign vilifying a City Councilman on the front page of the Courier Post . He along with some other tenants complain the City, who purchased the 100 apartments four months ago, are taking too long to make needed repairs to their living quarters. I never heard a... Read more →


Gloucester City: Guardian Angels Step In To Help Tenants At Troubled Complex

Link: MyFox Philadelphia The Guardian Angels try to give tenants of a troubled apartment complex peace of mind. Dozens of volunteers from both Philadelphia and New York City patrolled the complex in Gloucester City Sunday night. Residents at the Chatham Apartments say, over the last decade, conditions at their complex have spiraled downward. " We have people talking to our face, promising but not delivering,” said Anthony Parisi. Related: Give Them An Inch They Want A Yard Related Chatham Apartments Read more →


Gloucester Mustangs over Lawnside 7-6

caption by Bill: Where did you put the football? I don't know it was here just a couple of minutes ago. Keep looking, its brown with white stripes.............smile.... 75lb Teams Saturday, September 20th Photos by Bruce Darrow/Album by Jill The Gloucester Mustang 75 lb game vs. Lawnside. Final Gloucester won 7-6. Related: Mustang v Lawnside photo gallery Read more →


Chief Warrant officer Cory Edwards, Sgt. Dan Eshbaugh, Sgt. Anthony L. Mason, Sgt. Julio C. Ordonez,Chief Warrant Officer Brady J. Rudolf, Cpl. Michael E. Thompson, Lt. Robert Vallejo,

Image via Wikipedia Link: News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of seven soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq. Killed were: Chief Warrant Officer Corry A. Edwards, 38, of Kennedale, Texas, who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas. Sgt. Daniel M. Eshbaugh, 43, of Norman, Okla., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Oklahoma National Guard, Lexington,... Read more →


Remembrance Ceremony Honors Fallen Servicemembers, Military Families

Link: DefenseLink News Article The third annual “A Time of Remembrance” honored military members who died during the nation’s wars, as well as their families and veterans. It is sponsored by the White House Commission on Remembrance, established by Congress in 2000. Carmella LaSpada, chairman of the “A Time of Remembrance” program, saluted the military families who attended the event. “You, the families of the men and women who fought and died to preserve our precious land of hopes and dreams, I ache for your loss,” LaSpada said. “Your wounds are deep, and you are all bonded by a shared... Read more →


Gloucester City: WHAT THIS FIELD HAS HEARD

Image via Wikipedia By CNB Sports I am feeling my age, I have brown spots all over me but I still remember Coaches Billy Flynn, George Thorpe, Bob Mc Quillen, Carlos Paisley, Steve Shimkus and now Leon Harris. I have seen and heard many things from parents and the players who have crossed the fields of Gloucester City. But, I have remained silent through the years and it is time that parents start to listen. Everyone has heard about being a fly on the wall. Oh, what you would have heard. If only these walls could talk? Can't imagine what... Read more →


When East Meets West:Happy to report our Sons Max & Lucas finished their tours of duty in Iraq

Hi Bill, Hank Here! Both of my sons were born and raised here in Kitakyushu City, Japan. But attended high school in the States. Lucas attended Gateway High School in Woodbury, New Jersey, while my son Max attended Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Oregon. This is a picture of my son, Lucas just before he left Iraq for his new assignment. In the picture is the Iraqi policeman who Lucas was working with On convoy security and a bunch of children. Lucas K. Miller Pfc. was stationed at Al Asad, Iraq for a year and a half, he was involved... Read more →


Bill Labbree Jr. Named to the Bd of Directors of the Burlington Camden County Assn. of Realtors

Image via Wikipedia Bill Labbree, Jr. Continues the Tradition of Service and Dedication to the Community and the Real Estate Industry Set by Bill Labbree, Sr. Cherry Hill, NJ – The Board of Directors of the Burlington Camden County Association of Realtors (BCCAR) has voted to appoint Bill Labbree, Jr., a Broker associate with Labbree Realty in Gloucester City, to fulfill the term of a vacated seat on the BCCAR Board of Directors through 2008. Labbree, Jr. is also on the slate of new directors that will be seated in January of 2009 to serve for the following term. Currently... Read more →


Mrs. Leona B. McCall, formerly of Gloucester City, age 98

McCALL Leona B. (nee Young), 98 years, died of natural causes on September 19, 2008 at Woodbury Mews Assisted Living, Woodbury, NJ. She was the devoted wife of the late William A. Beloved mother of Bill (Joanne), Mary, Gerald and Sister Marjorie, IHM. Dear Grandmother of Susan (Niko) Ekimoglou (owners of O'Donnell's), Sharon (Patrick) McMullen, John (Karina) Sikking. Loving Great-Grandmother of Jack, Maria, Anastasia and Michael Ekimoglou and Mary Kate and Brendan McMullen. Beloved Sister-In-Law of Catherine Connaghan and esteemed aunt of 11 nieces and nephews. Leona was born in Mount Carmel, PA on April 11, 1910. She and her... Read more →


Raymond K. Ballard, of South Plainfield, formerly of Brooklawn, GHS Alumni, retired Air Force Sgt.

Image via Wikipedia South Plainfield - Raymond K. Ballard, 73, died peacefully Saturday, September 20th in the Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center in Edison. He was born at Cooper Hospital to his loving parents Viola and Eugene Ballard. Ray grew up in Brooklawn, New Jersey and graduated from Gloucester City High School. He served in the United States Air Force Security Service as a staff sergeant from 1955 to 1966 as an Airborne Electronic Technician. His service took him to Mississippi, Oklahoma, California, Germany and Florida before being honorably discharged. Following his military career he settled in South Plainfield... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Lt. Col. James Wiley, 46, of North Bend, Ore

Link:News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lt. Col. James L. Wiley, 46, of North Bend, Ore., died Sept. 18 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 27th Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y. The incident is under investigation. Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Capt. Darrick Wright, 37, of Nashville, Tenn

Link: News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Darrick D. Wright, 37, of Nashville, Tenn., died Sept. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the 926th Engineer Brigade, Montgomery, Ala. Read more →


Bill's Point of View:Not just a local problem but a national one

BY BILL CLEARY At least once a week I receive a Tip or comment about the homeless people sleeping on the porch in broad daylight at a property on North Broadway in Gloucester City. The house is empty, and is up for Sheriff Sale. Posted on the front wall of the building is a sign that reads ‘No Trespassing’. Just today I received this photo from one of our readers. My first article on this subject was written in July after hearing from someone about it. The remarks I receive have basically been the same…… But the most prominent was... Read more →


Rams missing a Core player

Link: - NJ.com. GLOUCESTER CITY - As entertaining as the Gloucester Catholic High School football team's season-opening victory last Saturday was, it wasn't exactly pretty. The Rams and visiting Clearview combined for 834 yards of offense in the 45-41 slugfest, 402 by the Pioneers. Tight end Chad Gravinese caught six passes for 142 yards and two TDs. For one Catholic defender in particular, the game was especially painful to watch. Read more →


Gloucester City……Having Fun at the Shamrock Festival

Enjoying the recent Shamrock Festival.... Good Friends, good music, and the beer wasn't too bad, either!! (L-R) John Rowand, John Hindsley, Jim Battersby, and Sam Chew. We welcome your photos to share on ClearysNoteBook.com be it birthday, anniversary, wedding, etc. There is no charge. Send to BillGCN@verizon.net Read more →


David S.B. Chew Jr., of Gloucester City, Korean War Army Veteran/formerly of Oak Valley, Deptford

CHEW David S.B., Jr. On September 17, 2008. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of the Oak Valley section of Deptford. Surrounded and cared for by his loving family. Devoted husband of 49 years to the late Margaret R. Chew (nee McGugan). Devoted father of Marge (Hugh) Blake of Gloucester City and the late Caroline (surviving Tom, Sr.) Tighe. Beloved grandfather of Michelle (Sean) Lee and Tommy Tighe, Jr. Great-grandfather of Mychaela, Christopher, Joseph and Nicholas. Dear brother of Lydia Thrush, the late Richard (surviving Grace) Hawk, the late Howard (surviving Jane) Chew, Sr. Also survived by many nieces and... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/PFC Gulczynski, of Carol Stream, Ill, age 19

Link: News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Leonard J. Gulczynski I, 19, of Carol Stream, Ill., died Sept. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was involved in an accident. He was assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation. Read more →


Gloucester City Council Caucus Meeting Agenda

Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:00 P.M. 313 Monmouth Street AGENDA Call to Order: Pledge of Allegiance: 3. Roll Call: 4. Sunshine Law: This meeting is being held in conformance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, otherwise known as the "Sunshine Law". It has been legally noticed in accordance with the law and copies have been given to those requesting the same. 5. Public Comment Period: The Governing Body, in accordance with P.L. 2002, c. 80, have adopted the following guidelines relative to the Public Comment Period (PCP) at Caucus, Worksession, Special and Emergency Meetings of the Mayor and... Read more →


Gloucester City in spat with some new tenants

Link: Courier-Post. The city knew the 100-unit complex was troubled when it bought the property for $4 million about four months ago. Officials want to stabilize the facility, install better management and stop it from draining city resources, Mayor Bill James has said. Only 42 of the 100 apartments are occupied.In assuming ownership from Chatham Square Apartments LLC, however, the city ran into "unanticipated confusion in the transition," city solicitor John Kearney said. Related: Gloucester City Fixing Housing Code Violations at Chatham Square Related: Chatham square Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard... Read more →


New Jersey: Don't Feed The Bears!

TRENTON - New Jersey's black bears are fattening up right now to prepare for winter denning, and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson today reminded residents to avoid tempting them with an easy meal by taking special care with food storage and garbage disposal. "Black bears are a valued part of New Jersey's natural landscape, and many residents enjoy seeing them from a distance. But when bears venture into backyards to help themselves to the contents of garbage cans or bird feeders, that's a problem," Commissioner Jackson said. "Keeping garbage in bear-resistant containers and bringing in your bird... Read more →


Now here is a Unique Idea: Officials broach the possibility of changing the form of government

Link: news.shorenewsnow.com She pointed out that the idea was talked about by a previous administration. In 2003, a four-member subcommittee was formed during the administration of Mayor James McGeary to explore whether it would be appropriate to change the city’s political configuration. Kienzle, who served on that subcommittee, said its members supported making changes, but no action was taken by City Council. She said having a city manager would make more sense for a city in which most of its council members hold full-time jobs. It would be more efficient use of time and money, she said, if the city... Read more →


Vera M. Simpkins, age 83, of Mt. Ephraim

Vera M. Simpkins (nee Stever) on Sept. 15, 2008. Age 83 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Warren James. Loving mother of Warren Lee and his wife Bonnie of Tucsan, AZ, and Janet Mc Ilvaine and her husband Robert of Thorofare, NJ. Grandmother of two and Great grandmother of 4. Mrs. Simpkins was a retired secretary for Acme Food Markets. She was a member of the Logan Mem. Presbyterian Church in Audubon, NJ. Relatives and friends may attend her visitation on Friday from 10-11AM at the HANNA FUNERAL HOME, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Hts., NJ 08035.... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Pvt. Mike Murdock, 22, of Chocowinity, N.C.

Link: news Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pvt. Michael W. Murdock, 22, of Chocowinity, N.C., died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered at Combat Outpost Lybert, Afghanistan, when he was struck by enemy fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Lt. Col Ralph Marino, 46, of Houston, Pa

Link: News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lt. Col. Ralph J. Marino, 46, of Houston, Pa., died Sept 14 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, from a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to U.S. Army Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Read more →


DoD Identifies Navy Casualty/Corpsman Eichmann Strickland, 23, of Arlington, Wash.

Link: News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eichmann A. Strickland, 23, of Arlington, Wash., died Sept. 9 from injuries suffered when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanya Valley, Afghanistan. Strickland was assigned to Combat Service Support Det. 36, Iwakuni, Japan. He was a member of a US Marine embedded Training Team deployed to Afghan Regional Security Integration Command Central. Read more →


Home Repair Scam Appears to Target Military Families

Link: DefenseLink News Article WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2008 – The letter that appeared in a soldier’s mailbox promised an offer almost too good to be true: a home improvement loan approved by Congress and backed up by a government agency. Officials at the Federal Citizen Information Center fear it’s a scam targeting military members that uses the center’s credibility to lure victims in. An eagle-eyed soldier notified the Federal Citizen Information Center after receiving the ad from the “Home Information Center” linked to post office boxes in Dallas and in Owasso, Okla. The letter included a reference to FCIC’s Web... Read more →


Mob associate Daidone ordered back to prison

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/17/2008. Mob associate Daniel Daidone, convicted in a Camden City corruption case five years ago, was ordered back to prison for 20 months yesterday for associating with convicted felons while on supervised release. U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez imposed the sentence on the one-time Bartenders Union official and longtime wannabe wiseguy during a brief hearing in federal court in Camden. Daidone, 64, was cited for Read more →


Audubon's Hill keeping QB legacy alive

Image via Wikipedia Link: | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/17/2008. Junior Brandon Hill has a presence as he walks around Audubon. Hill understands he is looked at a little differently, which isn't bad when you are continuing a legacy of excellence. While it might be hyperbole to call Audubon a factory for quarterbacks, the Green Wave have enjoyed a recent history that is the envy of the Colonial Conference - and beyond. Teams often are known for excellence at certain positions. Read more →


2 South Jerseyans die in North Carolina crash

Link: Courier-Post. Jessica Gorbey, 33, an English teacher at Sterling High School, was driving a minivan that ran off Interstate 85, then overturned and caught fire about 11 p.m. Monday, according to North Carolina officials. The crash killed Gorbey, a Sterling faculty member since 2004; Lorraine Young, 40, of Lawnside; and Gina Johnson, 33, of Media, Pa. Read more →


Funeral for slain San Francisco Hells Angels leader draws 2,000 mourners

Link: The Canadian Press: DALY CITY, Calif. — It was far from a quiet goodbye for a slain Hells Angel leader Mark (Papa) Guardado. Monday's funeral for the 46-year-old president of the San Francisco chapter gunned down two weeks ago drew about 2,000 mourners, many driving some of the biggest, baddest, loudest Harleys ever.They came from across the United States, not to mention Alberta and even Stuttgart, Germany, and Melbourne, Australia. The group then pulled away in a deafening roar on what police say may have been the largest motorcycle procession ever in the San Francisco Bay area. Read more →


More Gloucester City Nicknames/Remember when

my name is bill (eggball, eggs) avery and I remember: tom (wilt) wiltsey stan (moonie) greco ed (mc cobb) mc colligan jim (pudgie) king frank (rocky) nelson albert (fats) hodson sam (gloucester fats) chew jim (stickman) mc genagle bill (butch) eppright bill (turk) green bill (razor) vireck harry (flashlight) shetland conrad (shadrack) hirst charley (chazz or jed) hirst raymond (hap) elliot frank (snipe) schools franny (hot house) bernard (bucky) barron (jiggie) wertz Related: Nicknames, Do you Remember? Read more →


Gloucester City: Teen Still Missing After Three Years

Link: - WCAU | Philadelphia. Nearly three years after Bobby Dornbach disappeared, police still have no leads to the whereabouts of the Camden County resident. Now, after his older brother briefly became the target of the Gloucester City police's investigation, Dornbach's family is feeling alienated and fearing authorities have hit a dead end in the case. Dornbach, who has been missing since November 2005, had a 20th birthday on Monday. Related: Bobby Dorbach Read more →


Gloucester City: 3rd Annual Shamrock Festival A Success

A large crowd enjoyed last Saturday's Shamrock Festival in Gloucester City. Weather was great, food and refreshments were fantastic, and so was the entertainment. Pictured is WMMR Staff and Master of Ceremonies Joe Collins. Click link to view photo gallery.......... link http://www.gloucestercityshamrockfestival.com/gallery.html Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: Volunteers Needed for Farmers Market Gloucester City: Teen Still Missing After Three Years Gloucester City Historical Society Events Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard Read more →


Jim Schissler Jr., of Glassboro, former NJ State Trooper, Mason, & Volunteer Fireman

James J. Schissler Jr. on September 13, 2008 of Glassboro. Age 64. Father of Leigh Ann Tarpy, Geri Kohler, James Schissler and Michael Schissler. Grandfather of Christina and Joseph Tarpy, III, Tara and Matthew Kohler, Jimmy and Joseph Schissler, Victoria, Abagail and Joseph Schissler. Mr. Schissler was a former N.J. State Trooper, former Volunteer Fireman at the Almonesson Lake Fire Co. No. 1 for eleven years where he also served as a secretary and a Master Mason at the Mantua Lodge No. 95. Services private. Donations may be made to the Almonesson Lake Fire Co. No. 1, 13 S. Almonesson... Read more →


A Brand New Super Site In South Philly

Link: The Bulletin - That's when you get to the corner of 10th & Bigler. There, in all its glory, is the South Philadelphia Athletic Super Site. It practically jumps out of nowhere. With a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field, an eight-lane track and flawless metal bleachers that seat 3,500 spectators, the South Philly Super Site is the newest gem of the city's high school sports venues. Read more →


Gerardo Scavone, 80, formerly of Mt. Ephraim

SCAVONE, GERARDO J., 80, of Williamstown, formerly of Mt. Ephraim passed away on September 15, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary T. (nee Snock). Devoted father of Genevieve Varello; Jerry Scavone and Bruce Scavone. Step-father of Thomas and MichaelOlson. Grandfather of 9. Greatgrandfather of 5. Brother of Pat, Louis, Anthony and Frankie Scavone. If you needed a friend, you could call Jerry Scavone. He was always there to help family and friends - dependable for any kind of endeavor. If it needed to be built, Jerry Scavone would build it. If something was broken, Jerry Scavone could fix it. And when... Read more →


Henry Rosetti, Jr., of Mt. Ephraim, age 61, Respiratory Therapist for 23 years

ROSETTI, HENRY L., JR. On September 14, 2008 age 61 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved husband of Sharon A. (nee Gilliard). Beloved son of Rose Marie Rosetti and his father Henry Louis Rosetti. Devoted father of Andrew, Rebecca, and Christina Rosetti. Dear brother of Linda Rosetti and Gerry Rosetti, also many aunts, uncles and cousins. Henry was a Respiratory Therapist for Albert Einstein Medical Center in Phila., for over 23 years. He was also a Sergeant in the Air Force. Henry loved his family, job and co-workers. He will be sadly missed by all. Relatives and friends are kindly invited... Read more →


Kim Panebianco, 24, of Lindenwold

PANEBIANCO, KIMBERLY A. On September 14, 2008 age 24, of Lindenwold. Survived by her loving Mother, Cheryl Panebianco of Linden-wold, loving Sister of Jill of Lindenwold, two Uncles, Robert and his wife Penney, Michael and his wife Beverly and one Aunt, Marcy Panebianco, threeCousins, Gregory, Lisa and Noel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday evening between 7 and 9 p.m. and again Friday morning between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the DANKS-HINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 125 N. White Horse Pike at South Avenue, Lindenwold. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Grace Church,... Read more →


Rae Ollek, age 70, of Mt. Ephraim, cashier for Super Fresh

OLLEK, RAFFELINE R. 'RAE' (nee Staffirre) on September 14, 2008 age 70 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved wife of George E. Ollek Sr., for fifty one years. Devoted mother of Elaine (John) Johnson, George Ollek Jr., and Peter (Jennifer) Ollek. Loving grandmother of ten and six great grandchildren. Dear sister of Angeline Doyle. Mrs. Ollek was a Cashier for Super Fresh, Westmont, NJ for 15yrs. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing Thursday evening 7-9pm and Friday from 8:30-9:30am at the: MAFAFFEY-MILANO FUNERAL HOME,11 E. Kings Hwy... Read more →


Dallas downer: Eagles fall short

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/16/2008. They do, but one costly turnover in the final quarter allowed Dallas to claim a 41-37 victory that, in the long run, proved nothing other than that these teams have a lot of talent. With the Eagles clinging to a three-point lead and in Dallas territory midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Donovan McNabb botched an exchange with Westbrook, and the Cowboys' Jay Ratliff came out of the pile with the football. Read more →