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October 2008

Bellmawr Resident/GCHS graduate Greg Burke earning respect | padres.com: News

Link: padres.com: News. A New Jersey native, Burke underwent Tommy John surgery while a sophomore in college and never quite returned to his old form until his fifth year of school. "I'd had a couple of looks in the Drafts -- in fact, the Padres were one of the teams looking at me -- but I didn't get picked, which was a little disheartening," he said. "But I also knew at that point that I was pitching the best I'd ever pitched." After signing with an independent team 15 minutes from his home of Bellmawr, N.J., he received a midsummer... Read more →


Anthony Parisi and other Patients, kin tell of abuse at hospital

Link: APP.com | Asbury Park Press. February 18, 2008 Anthony Parisi, 39, of Gloucester City. Parisi, a former patient, is also a former Golden Gloves boxer who is proudest of pictures taken of him posing with the Los Angeles Lakers cheerleaders. But in March 2007, depressed that his boxing career hadn't panned out, he spent time in Ancora. Parisi said he witnessed a sexual assault of a young woman while he was in the hospital. Link: Courier Post "They definitely sell contraband to the patients. There are good staff there who try to help people. But there are people there... Read more →


LOUISE SALERNO of Brooklawn, age 75, member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation

Memorial Services were held for Louise Salerno, (nee Pannullo), 75, of Brooklawn, who died September 30, 2008. Mrs. Salerno was born in Vineland, NJ and was a member of the Woodbury Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation where she enjoyed ministry and teaching the Bible. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Survived by her son Nicholas (Karen) of Mickleton; a sister Nancy Eubanks of Vineland; 2 grandchildren Anthony and Nicole and3 great grandchildren. Read more →


Debra Taylor, age 51, of Gloucester City

TAYLOR Debra P. on October 18, 2008, (nee Coveleski) of Gloucester City, NJ. Age51 years. Loving companion for many years of Dennis Chapman. Beloved mother of Tracy Taylor, Jeffrey (Jessica) Taylor, Kiesha Spavlik, Tamara Spavlik, William P. Spavlik, Jr. and Debra N. Chapman. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Brandon Mahoney, Aiden Dolson, Jeffrey , Jr., Alyssa and Joseph Taylor, her mother Frances Coveleski, her brother Joseph Coveleski, and sister Frances Nelson. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the ETHERINGTON FUNERAL HOME 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. Catholic Prayer... Read more →


Gloucester City NJ-CHEERS to Mustang Cheerleaders!

KUDOS!The Gloucester City Mustang Cheerleaders participated in the recent City Clean Up Day. The girls worked around the Water Street and Jersey Avenue area. There were over 25 girls who came out to support this worthy endeavor. photo submitted............if you have a photo you like to share send it to BillGCN@verizon.net . There is no charge to have posted on ClearysNoteBook.com Read more →


Phillies know to stay loose

Image via Wikipedia Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/21/2008. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Phillies gathered as a group near third base yesterday afternoon at Tropicana Field, where bench coach Jimy Williams pointed toward the white roof and four catwalks that encircle it. He was explaining the ground rules. Image via Wikipedia Related articles by Zemanta Phillies' Geoff Jenkins Welcomes New Baby and Pennant Rays hold firm to see off Red Sox in decider The Angryville Chronicles: Stories About Philadelphia's Ferociously Loyal, Amusingly Vile Fanbase [World Series] Philly is still a football town - for ... Read more →


ANOTHER HERO: Sgt. Federico G. Borjas, 33, of San Diego, Calif.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Federico G. Borjas, 33, of San Diego, Calif., died Oct. 16 in Bermel District Center, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Command, San Diego, Calif. Read more →


Elizabeth Marcellina, of Bellmawr, Longtime Parishioner of Saint Maurice R.C. Church in Brooklawn

MARCELLINA Elizabeth J. “Betty” On October 19, 2008. Age 72. (nee Fatula). Of Bellmawr. Loving wife of 47 years to the late Andrew N. Marcellina. Loving mother of Michael J. Marcellina of Bellmawr. Loving grandmother of Andrea Nicole and Hannah M. Dear sister of Sister Lorraine Fatula of Holy Family Convent and sister-in-law of Josephine Vardakas of Plymouth Meeting, PA. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia and was a longtime resident of Bellmawr. She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Maurice R.C. Church in Brooklawn where she was a Eucharistic Minister as... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines for October 23rd

Anthony Parisi Arrested Again, Charged With Making Terroristic Threats Spaventa Says Gloucester City Schools Are ‘Very Safe’ Go Phillies! Can They Win World Series? Baseball analysis, and hope, from Publisher Albert Countryman Jr. City Planning Board Allows D.J. ‘s Auto To Rent Upstairs For Commercial Use Read more →


Phillies World Series Preview

Link: Philly News - Philly Mag. As the Phillies (and the city) gear up for Game 1 on October 22nd, it’s a perfect time to look back at our recent coverage of the team. Robert Huber’s April 2007 profile “Ryan Howard Is Not a Creep, a Cheat, a Liar or a Fraud” proved to be a prescient look at the first baseman’s ups and downs with the bat since his 2006 MVP year: Read more →


Not raining on their parade

Link: southphillyreview.com. The Columbus Day Parade Oct. 12, which featured Mummer String Bands, marchers and dancers from local schools, Boy Scouts, Italian-made cars and performers, was in jeopardy of not making its 51st year, but the local Italian-American community united to keep the tradition intact. Organized primarily by the Sons of Italy under the nonprofit Columbus Day Committee, the parade, and its accompanying Italian-American Festival at Marconi Plaza, accommodated the roughly 12,000 spectators, its largest audience to-date and up from last year’s 8,000, Sons of Italy in America Executive Director Gregory Pasquale Ciminera said. Read more →


Camden County GOP hopefuls to try again

Image via Wikipedia Link: | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/18/2008. A Republican hasn't served on the Camden County freeholder board since the last time the Phillies went to the World Series, so two perennial GOP candidates are hoping the Phillies' luck rubs off on them Nov. 4. Camden City activist, social worker and teacher Mary I. Cortes is running for her fourth and, she says, last time alongside Alice J. Wood, who ran last year as a Republican candidate. Related articles by Zemanta The Fix Is in Read more →


Raw Video/Deptford v. Gloucester Catholic Oct. 18

Link: ClearysNoteBook.com With the win over Deptford the Rams improved their record to 5-0. Next game is Friday Oct 24 @ Cumberland at 7:00pm. Channel 19 Gloucester City will have the entire game for more information visit their website www.geocities.com/gloutv19/ Related Another Big Win for Rams ............................Catholic Stays Perfect with Win Over Deptford youtube.com Read more →


Another big win for the Rams, beat Deptford 30-0....

Saturday, October 18th, John Lynch Field, Market Street and Rt. 130 GLOUCESTER CITY-Touchdowns by Rams Pat Schuhl, Zach Barlage, Ryan Alcott (Gloucester City resident), Pat Hines (Gloucester City resident).... Sean Gartland (Gloucester City resident) blocked a punt into the endzone for a safety. Next game is Friday Oct 24 @ Cumberland at 7:00pm. The Rams improved their record to 5-0. ~Ryan Murphy Gloucester Catholic Assistant AD Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester Catholic's offense soars Gloucester Catholic on CNB RAMS ALUMNI ON CNB In Life, there is no easy way out Read more →


Tips and Snippets: Graffiti, Professional Posts up for grabs, Term Limits for Politicians, New Business Arrives

GLOUCESTER CITY-Bill Waters who has been writing about the graffiti problem in Gloucester City is continuing his crusade to bring it to the forefront so that the City launches an all out campaign to clean up these eyesores. Bill writes, “The "artwork" on the RR control box at Monmouth Street has been recently expanded--now filling the entire "canvas" and was not included in the photos that I gave to you last month; and the red "Eat Me" directly across from the mayor's residence is a recent add-on. “I find it amazing that the epicenter for graffiti in our town seems... Read more →


McCann-Healey Funeral Home Offering Two New Programs

By Albert Countryman Jr. Gloucester City News Human beings living in unison with Planet Earth and concerns about global warming are topics and issues now discussed around the world. Here in Gloucester City, McCann-Healey Funeral Home is taking action by introducing its new "Dust to Dust" Earth-Friendly Funeral Service. "We have recognized that clients are environmentally conscious concerning death care," said Manager and Funeral Director John A. Healey IV. "We use biodegradable wooden caskets, reusable rental caskets for viewings before cremations, and we limit chemical use in preparation," Healey said. "We are trying to meet our clients' needs and wants.... Read more →


Wilfred A. Arce, age 54, of Gloucester City

ARCE Wilfred A. Suddenly, On October 16, 2008. Age 54. Of Gloucester City. Beloved Son of Maria Mercaeo and the late Louis Arce. Beloved companion of Malinda Merrill. Devoted father of Cindy (Gary) Ellis, Wilfredo A. Arce. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Lauren, Justin and Zachary. Dear Brother of Hector, Johnny, Carmen and Wilda. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Monday Evening from 5 to 7 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Catholic Prayer Service 7 pm in the funeral home. Cremation is private at the request of... Read more →


War Casualty:Sgt. John M. Penich, 25, of Beach Park, Ill

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. John M. Penich, 25, of Beach Park, Ill., died Oct. 16 in Karangol Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation. Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Ram Tough

Link: Philadelphia Daily News In their 4-0 start, the Rams have piled up 183 points. "We really have good wideouts [George Spingler and Jacob Yates], a good tight end [Steven Rotella] and [quarterback] Zach [Barlage] has been throwing the ball great. Plus our backfied of Pat Schuhl and Alex Christ has been terrific," coach Tony Garczynski said. "And our offensive line has done a great job, too. Related articles by Zemanta In Life, There is No Easy Way Out Gloucester Catholic on CNB RAMS ALUMNI ON CNB Read more →


Gloucester City: In Memory Lillian Voll (Rauchut)

Lillian Voll (Rauchut) ~ In Loving Memory of our Mother, Wife, Sister, Nan and Best Friend on her birthday. Lonely is the home without you, Life to us is not the same; All the world would be like heaven, If we could have you home again. No one knows how much we miss you; no one knows the bitter pain we have suffered since we lost you. In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear mother, wife, sister, nan and best friend which we do not think of you. Forever in... Read more →


CARL M. TOMAN, of Westville, age 95

Funeral Services were held for Carl M. Toman, 95, of Westville, who died September 25, 2008. Mr. Toman was born in Philadelphia and lived in Westville since 1950. He retired after 32 years of service as a mechanical engineer with Campbell Soup Company, Camden. Mr. Toman was a member of Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, Wenonah; member and Past Master of Florence Lodge No. 87 F.&A.M., Woodbury; Collingswood Consistory A.A.S.R.; Crescent Temple Shrine, Burlington, and he also served as Secretary for Germania Maennerchor, Cramer Hill. He enjoyed singing with the choir, traveling and collecting stamps. He is survived by his beloved... Read more →


War Casualities:Spc. Cory J. Bertrand, 18, of Center, Texas, Spc. Stephen R. Fortunato, 25, of Danvers, Mass.* Sgt. Preston R. Medley, 23, of Baker, Fla.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 14 in Qazi Bandeh, 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: Spc. Cory J. Bertrand, 18, of Center, Texas Spc. Stephen R. Fortunato, 25, of Danvers, Mass. Sgt. Preston R. Medley, 23, of Baker, Fla. Related articles by Zemanta Report: 'Army Unit to be Deployed for... Read more →


War Casualty PFC Christopher McCraw, 23, of Columbia, Miss

Link: DefenseLink News Release: DoD Identifies Army Casualty. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Christopher A. McCraw, 23, of Columbia, Miss., died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Nasar Wa Salam. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Read more →


Warren C. Campbell Of Milmont Park, PA. Proudly Served Our Country for 20 years in the U.S. Navy

CAMPBELL Warren C. On October 10, 2008. Age 74. Of Milmont Park, PA. Loving husband of the late Margaret Mary Campbell (nee Kelly). Devoted father of Michaelene Buddy, James M. (Dawn) Kelly, Margaret (Kenneth) Jansen, Karyn (Bob) Evans and George (Adair) Kelly, Jr. Loving grandfather of Tom, Todd, Jim, Steven, Jordan, Dylan, Ryan, Ken, Kelly, Sam, David (Jennifer), Ashley, Eric and Pamela. Great-grandfather of Angeliah and Shyla. Warren proudly served our county in the U.S. Navy. He worked many years as a diesel mechanic both in the Navy and also on trucks after his retirement from the Navy. Relatives and... Read more →


Gloucester City Government Caucus Meeting Agenda

Thursday, October 16 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 →


Montclair H.S. football player dies following brain hemorrhage

Link: NJ.com Ryne Dougherty, a 16-year-old Montclair High football player who suffered a brain hemorrhage during a recent game, has died after being removed from life support, officials said. Dougherty died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hackensack University Medical Center, said Nancy Radwin, a hospital spokeswoman. Dougherty was hospitalized Monday after tackling an opposing player during a game against Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey. Photo Ryne Dougherty from 2007 year book Read more →


War Casualty: PFC Scott Dimond, 39, of Franklin N.H.

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Scott G. Dimond, 39, of Franklin, N.H., died Oct. 13 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an IED and his patrol was engaged in a small arms fire attack. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), New Hampshire Army National Guard, Milford, N.H. Related articles by Zemanta DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Pvt. Mike Murdock, 22, of Chocowinity, N.C. DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Lt. Col. James Wiley, 46, of North Bend, Ore War Casualities;... Read more →


War Casualty: PFC Scott Dimond, 39, of Franklin N.H>

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Scott G. Dimond, 39, of Franklin, N.H., died Oct. 13 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an IED and his patrol was engaged in a small arms fire attack. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), New Hampshire Army National Guard, Milford, N.H. Related articles by Zemanta DoD Identifies Navy Casualty/Petty Officer Matthew J. O'Bryant, 22, of Duluth, Ga. DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Sgt. Brandon W. Farley, of Haworth, Okla DoD Identifies... Read more →


Auld Dubliner, Irish Family Restaurant and Pub Grand Opening Thursday

photos by Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY-The Grand Opening of the Auld Dubliner, Irish Family Restaurant and Pub, located at 157 South Burlington Street, Gloucester City, will be held Thursday, October 16th. According to the Pub’s press release, “The Auld Dubliner is family oriented and focused on providing quality meals at a reasonable price. Our menu offers well balanced meals with heart healthy choices. Our lunch menu includes a daily $5 Lunch Special. We have discounted items for Happy Hour and Late Night along with our must see Dinner Menu. Our hours are Monday thru Saturday 11AM-2AM and Sunday noon to... Read more →


War Casualty: Sgt. Michael Clark, of Sacrarento, Calif, age 24

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Michael K. Clark, 24, of Sacramento, Calif., died Oct. 7 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Related articles by Zemanta DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C. Army Casualty/1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown, 26, of Burke, Va. General Ray Ordieno profile: 'Surge' supporter set... Read more →


War Casualty: Spc. Geoffrey Johnson, 28, of Lubbock Texas

Image via WikipediaThe Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Geoffrey G. Johnson, 28, of Lubbock, Texas, died on Oct. 12 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation. Read more →


The Gloucester City Democrat Club Endorses Barack Obama for President

Photo and caption by Bill Cleary The local Democrat Club unveiled a new sign recently endorsing Senator Barack Obama for president and Senator Joe Biden for vice-president. The Gloucester City Democrat Club is located at Broadway and Monmouth Street. A few weeks ago there were a few comments posted on CNB calling the Democrats in Gloucester City “racist rednecks” because there were no Obama for president signs posted on the Club’s headquarters. At the time the reason given by one local Democrat was that those in charge of Mr. Obama’s campaign are using the monies on other things like costly... Read more →


Elsie Moore, of Pitman formerly of Gloucester City

Funeral services were held for Elsie P. Moore, (nee Brandt), 85, who passed away on September 30, 2008. Elsie was born and raised in Gloucester City, and lived in Pitman for over 55 years. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, James G. and many nieces and nephews and friends. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Read more →


You May Have to Pay to Fish in Salt Water

Link: Coastal Broadcasting News Two bills are sitting in Trenton for consideration by the state legislator that deal with licenses being created for people who fish in salt water. The federal government is forcing states to create a plan that would register those who fish in salt water and create a license. Related Hunting and Fishing Read more →


Gloucester City Reaches Agreement with 12 Chatham Square Tenants

By Albert Countryman Jr. October 2, 2008-Landlord/Tenant Court was packed Thursday morning in Room 63 of the Camden County Hall of Justice. Gloucester City Solicitor John Kearney was present, as part of the effort to see who has paid, and who has not, at the Chatham Square Apartments, which had been purchased by the City earlier this year. "It was a successful day. We reached resolution on all but one case," said Kearney, who patiently listened to the judge's long list of rules and regulations concerning payment by 4:30 p.m. in the form of cash, money order, or cashier's checks.... Read more →


One for all, all for one: Phils get it done

Link: MLB.com With Rollins, the catalyst of the Phillies offense, and Howard, one of the best run-producers in baseball, both off their form, you might fairly expect that the 3-1 edge would belong to the Dodgers. But no, it's the Fightin' Phils who are on the doorstep of the NL pennant. Related articles by Zemanta Phillies Notes: Phillies, Dodgers fined over skirmish Read more →


Phillies’ Spark Plug Energized by the Jeers

Link: New York Times He spent the first round of the playoffs abusing the Milwaukee Brewers, blasting a pivotal grand slam off C. C. Sabathia. But it was not until Victorino returned here, to face the team that gave up on him four years ago, that he truly insinuated himself into Phillies lore and that long lineage of Philadelphia center fielders whom opposing teams — and their fans — love to hate. Read more →


War Casualty: Cpl. Reuben Fernandez III, 22, of Abilene, Texasan

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Reuben M. Fernandez III, 22, of Abilene, Texas, died on Oct. 11 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Majar Al Kabir, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Related articles by Zemanta DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Pvt. Mike Murdock, 22, of Chocowinity, N.C. Read more →


A look at the Spectrum then and now

Image via Wikipedia Link: South Philly Review 40 and something The Spectrum was the city’s great meeting place. As a quick test, ask five friends about the Sports Complex fixture and you’d be hard-pressed to find one who didn’t go to the venue at least once — or knows someone who did. The almost-20,000-seat arena was built at a perfect time. In 1967, Baby Boomers came of age and got to know it through its showcases of future legends (Jimi Hendrix in ’69, The Doors in ’70) and unlikely tickets. Related: Philadelphia Related articles by Zemanta Phantoms open season, last... Read more →


Jacqueline M. Boner parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church

BONER Jacqueline M. Suddenly, On October 12, 2008. (nee Dupuy) Age 88. Of Haddon Heights. Loving wife of the late Joseph B. Boner. Survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and loving neighbors. Jacqueline was born in France and moved to the United States. She and her husband lived in Haddon Heights. Jacqueline was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church in Haddon Heights. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:30 am at Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church: 4th Avenue at Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Interment... Read more →


BalletX Celebrates Fall 2008 Series with New Works November 6-9, 2008 at The Wilma Theater

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Contemporary ballet company BalletX opens its second season at The Wilma Theater with new works by co-artistic director Matthew Neenan and guest choreographer Zane Booker, Thursday-Sunday, November 6-9, 2008. Tickets: $30 General, $25 Student/Senior. Buy tickets at the Wilma Theater Box Office, 265 S. Broad Street, by phone 215-546-7824 and at www.WilmaTheater.org. For more information visit www.BalletX.org. Show times: Thursday, November 6, at 8:00 PM Friday, November 7, at 8:00 PM Saturday, November 8, at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sunday, November 9, at 2:00 PM Following its first successful season at The Wilma Theater, BalletX debuts highly... Read more →


Stairs pushes Phillies to cusp of Series berth

Image by Cavalier92 via Flickr Link: The National Post LOS ANGELES -- Matt Stairs is not about to let putting his team on the brink of its first World Series since 1993 change him from being anything but a working class everyman type of ballplayer. The 40-year-old St. John, N.B. native earned his audience with a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning that gave his team a come-from-behind 7-5 win in Game Four and a 3-1 stranglehold in the best-of-seven series. Related articles by Zemanta Albert Chen: Stairs' blast moves Phillies within win of Series... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Honors Blue Star Banner Recipients

Photo's by Bill Bates BLUE STAR BANNER AWARDS -Member of the American Legion Post 150, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6262, Troop Support 08059 and Support Our Troop Effort pose with the families of Sergeant First Class Priscilla Blogojevich, Sergeant John Blogojevich, the families of Sergeant John Blogojevich, Specialist Nicholas Rabeau, Specialist Martin Coogan, and Private First Class Marcus Wild after receiving their awards at the Board of Commissioners monthly meeting. By Bill Bates Mount Ephraim News Correspondent The Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners started off the October monthly meeting by proclaiming October 2, 2008 as Blue Star Banner Day... Read more →


The Fumo Theorem What Philly loses — or gains — when it loses Vince.

Link: City Paper The majority of politicians in this great state are, by definition, somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of professional quality. Some are scrubs, incapable of really doing their jobs, and quite possibly on their way out come Election Day. And a few are stars: They take the game seriously and they've mastered it. For better or worse, for the past two decades, South Philadelphia's Democratic state senator, Vincent Fumo, has been regarded as the imperator of this final category. In a 1993 Daily News interview, former Philadelphia state Sen. Gerard Kosinski had this to... Read more →


MARION BREIDENBACK, of Gloucester City active at the HP Church of God

A Memorial Service was held at the Highland Park Church of God, Gloucester City, for Marion Breidenback (nee Brewer), 83, of Sunrise at Woodbury Lake, formerly of Gloucester City, who died September 27, 2008. Marion was a lovely lady who loved her family, friends, church and little dog Misty. She worked for many years at GAF in Gloucester City and was active at the Highland Park Church of God. She was also State Treasurer of the Women of the Church of God. Marion is predeceased by her beloved husband John and is survived by her loving friends and neighbors Arvin... Read more →


Gloucester City Headlines for October 16th

Anthony Parisi of Chatham Square Association Jailed For Fake Bomb, Obstruction Gloucester City School District Dedicates New Computer Lab Westville Council Repeals It Public Intoxication Law McCann-Healey Funeral Home Offering Two New Programs Broadway Redevelopment Committee Picks Up The Pace See many photographs of Gloucester City’s Day In The Park Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard Gloucester City: Guardian Angels Step In To Help Tenants At Troubled Complex Bills Point of View Read more →


Thomas M. Zane Jr., age 32, Avid Hunter who loved the outdoors

A Memorial Service for Thomas M. Zane Jr., of Mantua will be held on Saturday, October 18 at 11 AM at the Etherington -Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Saturday at the funeral home between 10 AM and 11 AM Mr. Zane, a former resident of Gloucester City, succumbed to cancer at the age of 32 on Thursday, October 9, 2008. He is the beloved son of Thomas M. and Roxanne S. (nee Rocco) Zane, loving father of Alysia and Alexis Zane and dear grandson of Harriett Rocco. He is also... Read more →


TAVENER, BLANCHE V., age 89, formerly of Gloucester City and Westville

(nee Horneff), age 89 on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Mrs.Tavener has been a resident of Clarksboro, she grew up in Gloucester City and formerly lived in Westville. Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Shady Lane Home & Caring Hospice. Wife of the late Arthur Tavener, she is survived by three daughters Jerry (Michael) Spontak, Robin (Mark) Miller, Jacqueline Patterson, all of Westville, 4 grandchildren Michael Patterson, Michael Spontak, Luke Spontak, Tavener Miller, 4 great grandchildren, Jackie, Brooke, Andrew, & Ann Marie. Brother Arthur (Adelaide) Horneff. Private services will be at the convenience of... Read more →