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November 2008

1952/ GLOUCESTER CITY Rams vs. Lions Football Series

Gloucester High's Backfield Leads Lions to Title A rejuvenated Gloucester High school football combo put on a real offensive show last night before more than 4000 surprised spectators to hand its city rival, Gloucester Catholic High school its fifth straight setback in series competition by a 25-7 count. Johnny Rieder and Phil Campbell took turns at the quarterback and fullback slots to mix up the "Ramblers'" defense. Gloucester even used Steve Shimkus to call the plays. Gloucester scored in the first quarter as soon as it got its hands on the ball, and then proceeded to tally in each of... Read more →


Firefighter Dies in Staten Island Blaze/Lt. Robert J. Ryan Jr.

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: Name: Robert J. Ryan, Jr. Rank: Lieutenant Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 17 Date of Incident: 11/23/2008 Time of Incident: 0028hrs Date of Death: 11/23/2008 Fire Department: Fire Department City of New York Address: 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201 Chief: Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Incident Description: After responding to a two-story private residence fire, Lieutenant Ryan was working in the attic when a portion of the ceiling collapsed on him. He was transported to the Richmond University Medical Center... Read more →


Glassboro defies past vs. Paulsboro

Link: | Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/23/2008. Neilio knew better. He remembered Paulsboro's improbable 9-6 victory over Glassboro in the title game in the pouring rain in 1996 on a field goal by a kicker who had not made one all season. He remembered Paulsboro's 17-14 win in overtime in another title game in 2005 when a Red Raiders player stripped a Glassboro player of the football inside the 5-yard line, with the Bulldogs on the verge of victory. Read more →


MAAC Announces 2009 Girls in the Game Details

Image via Wikipedia Media release Edison, NJ – The MAAC will once again team up with Siena College to present its annual Girls in the Game program. Girls in the Game is an exciting initiative that aims to involve young girls grade 4-8 in athletics, specifically basketball, at an early age. For just $10, participants are given entrance to four events that make up the Girls in the Game program, including three women’s basketball contests. On Sunday, December 14th Coach Gina Castelli and her Saints squad will present a basketball clinic at UHY Court at the Alumni Recreation Center, on... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Public School 1st Marking Period Honor Roll

November 20, 2008 Press Release Mary Bray School Distinguished Honors Third Grade: Kenzie Calhoun , Fourth Grade: Amy Guldin, Kelsey Vespe Honors Third Grade::Victoria Alexander, Emma Ball, Gabrielle Bobo, Michael Bocchicchio, Taylor Cobert, Isabel Cruz, Zachary Jusiak, Jordan Klingner, Drew McMonagle, Thien Nguyen, Richard Ollek, Madison Panek, Harina Patel, Hailey Reed, Michael Reynolds, Andrew Romano, Tessa Wilson, Krystal Wineland. Fourth Grade: Richard Bonczak, Cassidy Chambers, Anthony Cristino, Lucas Greenwood, Kelsey Immendorf, Valerie LaMarra, Damon Meraz ,Lindsay Musselman, Cole Panek, Nicholas Salamone, Casey Spadea, Alexis Staib, Brenna Sireci. Commendable Third Grade: Melinda Brassill, David Critch, Meghan Garbacz, Timothy MacKey, Samantha McErlane,... Read more →


Staying Power: Wounded Marines Ordered to do Their Part to Recover

Image by williamhartz via Flickr By Fred W. Baker III American Forces Press Service CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. , Nov. 21, 2008 – Marine Capt. Ray Baronie was traveling in a convoy in Ramadi, Iraq, on Dec. 1, 2005 when an anti-tank round blasted his truck. Baronie's legs were shattered, his body cut and bloodied. His driver was killed. The truck rolled onto its side, and then he was shot at. But really hard times didn't hit until Baronie came back to the United States. "That's really when hell started. In one year, I had 46 surgeries," he said. Baronie's right... Read more →


1955/Gloucester City Rams vs. Lions Football Series

Rams Wins City Title Marking their eighth straight triumph during the 1955 grid season, the charges of Coach Jim Hopkins on Thanksgiving Day in beating Gloucester High school finished the season with one of the best records in the history of Gloucester Catholic High school. The Ramblers scored almost at will for the first three periods to win the annual city series by a 52-7 count before more than 3000 chilled fans. Meanwhile it ended a winless campaign for the Blue and Gold gridders, although they did manage to break their offensive famine of not having scored a point. Gene... Read more →


Funeral Services Sunday and Monday for Sgt. Simpson

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/22/2008. Services have been set for Philadelphia Police Sgt. Timothy Simpson: A viewing will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Northeast Philadelphia. A second viewing will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, 18th Street and the Parkway. Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, will say a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the cathedral. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem. Related articles by Zemanta Despite the snow, Phillies ballgirl tryouts At Phila. officer's... Read more →


American Hero: Gunnery Sgt. Marcelo R. Velasco, 40, of Miami

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Marcelo R. Velasco, 40, of Miami, died Nov. 19 from injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The incident is currently under investigation. Read more →


Parishioners Against Closing Churches in the Camden Diocese; St. Maurice in Brooklawn and St. Anne's in Westville are upon those to be closed

By Paula Carlton NEWS Correspondent When God is the referee, each team had better play the game by the rules. So goes the clash between the Diocese of Camden and some of its parishioners over plans to reconfigure the Diocese by closing and merging parishes. It is not a conflict made easier by the fact that both teams believe that they have God on their side. Bishop of Camden Joseph Galante had announced his plan in April, outlining in a speech a detailed list of which churches and parishes in the Diocese's 10 deaneries would close, merge, or stand alone... Read more →


1963 Gloucester Catholic High School Alumni

HOME TO SAY HELLO-Lou and Ed Pirrotta were in the area recently for a visit. The former graduates of Gloucester Catholic High School sat down with their friends for breakfast to reminisce about growing up in Gloucester City in the 60's. (click photo to enlarge). Oh those Wildwood Days, Follow The Woo!, who stole the police car?, Powells, Gords, TV tavern, the Battle of Newark, and the Park Dance were just some of the topics. Ed graduated from GCHS with the Class of 1963 while Lou graduated with the Class of 1965. The Pirrotta's attended college in Minnesota and graduated... Read more →


Slash and burn

Link: southphillyreview.com. In 2004, then-Mayor John Street wanted to eliminate fire companies and cut police overtime, now Mayor Michael Nutter wants the same to help close a massive budget gap. For Philadelphia Firefighters Union Local 22 President Brian McBride, firefighters throughout the city and no doubt many civilians, it was a chilling case of deja vu. Drawing more than 200 people, an hour-long rally Nov. 13 outside Ladder 11, Engine 10, at 12th and Reed streets was organized in response to Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to slash many city services, including doing away with seven fire companies Read more →


Utley to undergo hip surgery next week

Image via Wikipedia Link: | phillies.com: News. PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley will have right hip surgery next week, a procedure that threatens his Opening Day availability and deals a potentially huge blow to the World Series champions' hopes of repeating. Rehabbing from the procedure is supposed to take four to six months, which would put Utley's return sometime between April and late May. Head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said the team won't know the extent of the injury until after the surgery, though the team is looking at the same recovery timetable, regardless. "You don't necessarily replace an Utley," general... Read more →


Philadelphia's McNabb and Reid look bad

Image via Wikipedia Link: www.sfgate.com The NFL's first tie game since 2002, last week's 13-13 deadlock between the Eagles and the Bengals, has taken on a life of its own. It very well could cost 10-year veteran Donovan McNabb his starting quarterback job, as the cries to bring on Kevin Kolb are growing louder. It could be the final straw that breaks the back of Eagles coach Andy Reid, whose 10-year run as coach and personnel chieftain in Philadelphia is threatened. Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love, but only when the Eagles are winning. Related articles by Zemanta... Read more →


MACC Volleyball Championship Begins This Sunday

Image via Wikipedia Media Release Edison, NJ – The 2008 MAAC Volleyball Championship begins this Sunday, November 23 with a pair of matches at UHY Court at Alumni Recreation Center on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, New York. The winner will receive an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Championship. At 1:00 p.m., second-seeded Siena plays host to third-seeded Canisius. The second semifinal, slated to begin at 4:00 p.m., will feature top-seeded Fairfield taking on the fourth-seeded Gaels of Iona. Both semifinal contests can be seen live on www.maacsports.com. The championship match will be played Monday, November 24... Read more →


Too soon to scrap Abbott

Link: NJVoices: Star-Ledger Editorial Page. Thankfully, those courts, including the current one in its ruling Tuesday, rejected the idea that the Abbott case should die. The Corzine administration sought court approval of a new state school financial aid formula. The new formula rejects special funding for 31 Abbott districts in favor of calculations that distribute $7.8 billion among all schools -- $4.1 billion of it to the Abbotts -- based on the number of disadvantaged students they have and a district's ability to provide for them. Related articles by Zemanta NJ Supreme Court wants more info before scrapping Abbott Audubon... Read more →


1958: Gloucester High wins first City Series in 5 Years

Note: A series of articles about the history of the Gloucester Catholic vs. Gloucester High football games was published in a booklet released in 1993 entitled "The Renewal of Friendship”. This great history of the series was put together my members of the Gloucester High Alumni Association. Unfortunately I don’t have the entire book. But over the next couple of weeks leading up to this year’s game on Thanksgiving Day I will post the articles and photo pages that are in my possession. Drawing on front cover of booklet by Todd Whitten Lions Rettew and Brennan Star Gloucester High's "Raiders",... Read more →


3 'dangerous' chemical plants in S.J.

Link: Courier-Post. The five New Jersey plants the report identified are: Valero Refining Co. petroleum refinery in Paulsboro, which uses hydrofluoric acid to turn crude oil into gasoline. The Thorofare plant in West Deptford, which uses hydrofluoric acid to make other chemicals. DuPont Chambers Works plant in Deepwater, which uses chlorine gas to make polymers. The Kuehne Chemical Co. plant in South Kearny, which uses chlorine gas to produce liquid bleach. Infenium USA plant in Linden, which uses chlorine gas to make industrial additives. Read more →


When East Meets West: Remembering Uncle Joe Barron

Image via Wikipedia My uncle Joe was killed in action while serving on board the USS. Franklyn CVA.13. the ship was set a fire by Japanese suicide planes crashing into the flight deck as well as bombs that were dropped. Uncle Joe was a shipfitter 2nd class petty officer. He was a member of the damage control crew assigned to put out the fire. As strange as it may seem the ship was attacked in the Japan Sea,only 23 kilometers from where I reside here in Kitakyushu City. Isn't it Ironic. He is sadley missed by my extended family over... Read more →


Another NJ Politician Off to Jail, Thank You Mr. Spaventa, Only One Will Be Chosen

TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Here we go again, another New Jersey politician is found guilty of committing a crime. What else is new? Over the past several decades 130 New Jersey politicians (both Republican and Democrat) have been sentenced to jail terms. It makes you wonder how these people sleep at night. Don’t they have a conscience? Apparently not! Former State Senator Wayne Bryant (Camden 5th District, Democrat) is the latest thief that will soon be wearing a new suit of prison blues. Caught with his hand in the taxpayers cookie jar a jury convicted Bryant on 13 COUNTS of selling... Read more →


Ticket Applications Available for the 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Trenton Regional at Sovereign Bank Arena

Image via Wikipedia Media release Edison, N.J. – Ticket applications are now available for the Trenton Regional of the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at the Sovereign Bank Arena. All-session tickets are priced at $52.00 for adults and $47.00 for senior citizens. Group rates for youth groups are also available. The tickets are good for both games on Sunday, March 29 and the regional final on Tuesday, March 31. The general public can obtain the ticket application by stopping at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or logging onto www.sovereignbankarena.com. “The MAAC, Rider University, the Sovereign Bank Arena... Read more →


DRPA police officers get a new contract

Link:Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/20/2008. After nearly four years without a contract, police officers for the Delaware River Port Authority and the PATCO High-Speed Line received a new pact yesterday. The port authority's board approved a five-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2005, that includes raises totaling 20.6 percent through Jan. 1. After years of negotiations failed to produce a contract, an arbitrator in September set the new terms. Note: There is still no contract between the City of Gloucester and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA). The contract expired on December 31, 2007. At the end of this year the contract... Read more →


HARRY WATSON, WWII Army Veteran, formerly of Gloucester City

Image via Wikipedia Funeral Services were held for Harry Watson, 86, formerly of Gloucester City, who died November 2, 2008. Mr. Watson was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, a 61-year member and past commander of VFW Post #1958, Haddon Heights, NJ and longtime member of the Cooties. He was also chairman of the Haddon Heights Trips and Tours Club. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor V. Watson. Dear father of Virginia L. Sullivan of Burlington Township and Harry D. (MaryLou) Watson of Berlin. Loving grandfather of Kristine (Jim), Scott (Jillian) and Amber. Proud great-grandfather of Gabriella. Brother of Helen Garris... Read more →


Patricia A. Kennedy, of Pennsville, formerly of Gloucester City

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Patricia A. Kennedy, 54, (nee Givens) of Pennsville, formerly of Gloucester City who died on November 5, 2008. Beloved wife of Joseph S. Kennedy and loving mother of Tracy Kinder (William Jr.) of Brooklawn, Lisa Kennedy and Joseph S. Kennedy Jr., both of Pennsville. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren William III, Bethany, Jacob and sisters Kathy and Diane Givens. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Etherington Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Interment Woodbury Memorial Park, West Deptford. In lieu of flowers the family has requested... Read more →


Opening weekend of deer hunting memorable for two men

Link: Dallas Morning News. Coker kneeled with his elbow on his knee to steady his shot. The buck walked into an opening and the hunter fired. At first, he could find no sign that the deer had been hit. Then he found a small spot of blood. He found his prize after a long search and could not believe his eyes. "It's the buck I've been hunting for 35 years," Coker said. "I called my wife to tell her what happened, and I was so excited she thought I must have hurt myself." With 12 typical points and seven nontypical,... Read more →


Gloucester City Evicts More Chathman Square tenants

Link: | Courier-Post. The idea that Chatham Square could be converted to private townhouses reflects a partial departure from the city's original stated plan. City officials have said they bought the property -- for $4 million -- as a way to stabilize it, put better management in place and stop the complex from draining city resources. When the city took over earlier in the year, it expected to usher in a "quick turnaround to an affordable-housing development," Kearney said. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment there runs in the range of $700 per month. Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City: Give... Read more →


2006 Turkey Day Football: Gloucester City HS vs Gloucester Catholic HS

Originally Published November 2006 By LEA KOROS Special to ClearysNotebook With the Lions / Rams game less then a week away the talk has begun. The “ELECTION” is over and the residents and alumni have started the annual rite only a local GHS or GCHS graduate can appreciate. This talk is for the locals not the wannabes, the talk is not held on the bus ride from Deptford or Washington Twp, but held at the Memorial A.A. church. I’ve heard the sermons at the bright orange church about mixed marriages. Lately the sermon preached why can’t we forgive and accept... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Christmas Parade of Lights

By Bill Bates Mount Ephraim News Correspondent For the 14th Year in a row, the volunteer members of the Mount Ephraim Fire Department, Station 45, will host its 14th Annual Christmas Parade Of Lights on Saturday, December 13, 2008commencing at 7:00 pm. Pictures with Santa will be available also at the Bell Road Firehouse from 4 to 6 pm. Pictures are $5.00 each and include a holiday frame. The parade will start in front of the John D. West Senior Housing Center on West Kings Highway and proceed up to the Mary Bray Elementary School and then turn right on... Read more →


American Hero:Cpl. Aaron M. Allen, 24, of Buellton, Calif

Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Aaron M. Allen, 24, of Buellton, Calif., died Nov. 14 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Read more →


John P. O'Donnell former owner of O'Donnell's Restaurant, WWII Coast Guard Veteran

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Gloucester City for John P. O’Donnell, 90, who died on November 4, 2008. Beloved husband of Jackie (nee Fay). Loving father of J. Patrick O’Donnell (Donna) of Cherry Hill, Joanne O’Conner (Martin) of Gloucester, Joe O’Donnell (Bettyann) of West Deptford. Devoted grandfather of Marty, Erin, Meghan, Patrick, Jeanette, John, Michael, Joey and Kelly. Devoted great-grandfather of Charlotte, Jack and Reef. Dear brother of Marguerite Yusk of Pennsauken; Ann Theresa Taylor (Bill) of Ardmore, PA and sister-in-law Charlotte O’Donnell (the late Joseph) of Maple Shade. A life-long resident of Gloucester,... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Next Opponent Voted #1

Gloucester Catholic's football squad's next opponent Immaculata has been named to the Courier News top 10 teams. The Rams (8-1) moved into the second round of the state playoffs (Group 3 Non-Public category) on Saturday after beating Pope John XXIII 37-14. Link: MyCentralJersey.com. 1. IMMACULATA (9-1): Senior Theo Riddick scored twice — once in overtime — and blocked a possible game-tying PAT in overtime as the Spartans held off Holy Spirit 21-20 in a Non-Public Group III quarterfinal at Bridgewater-Raritan Friday night. Riddick ran for 154 yards on 31 carries. Next: Non-Public Group III semifinal vs. Gloucester Catholic (8-1), at... Read more →


Chuckles: Should children witness child birth?

Good question. Here's your answer. Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-yr old girl to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby. Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry. The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-yr... Read more →


Officer Down: Philadelphia Police Sgt. Tim Simpson

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Pennsylvania Officer Killed in Crash A 20-year veteran police sergeant died in a horrific car crash in Port Richmond late last night as he was responding to a robbery - six months after his then-partner, Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, was fatally gunned down nearby after a bank holdup. Sgt. Tim Simpson, of the 24th District in North Philadelphia, was struck and killed by another motorist, reportedly a drunk driver, at Allegheny and Aramingo avenues at roughly 10:45 p.m., police said. After being struck, Simpson's patrol car rammed a building at the intersection. He was extricated from the... Read more →


Agnes Henefer, of Barrington active parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish, Camden City; Services Friday

HENEFER, AGNES On November 17, 2008, Agnes 'Curly' (nee Guille), age 88, passed away. A resident of Barrington for over 35 years, Agnes was the 1st drumcore majorette at Haddon Heights High School where she was a member of the 1939 graduating class. She worked as a clerk for many years at Pathmark, first in Camden then in Lawnside from where she retired. Agnes was also an active and devoted parishioner for many years at Sacred Heart Church in Camden. Agnes was one of 13 children to the late, Alfred and Katie Guille. She was predeceased for many years by... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Officer killed in horrific crash

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/18/2008. Sgt. Timothy Simpson, 46, died at Temple University Hospital, where he had been rushed in critical condition following the 10:30 p.m. collision at Aramingo and Allegheny Avenues. Simpson, whose former partner Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski was gunned down in May following a bank robbery, is the fourth member of the force to die on the job this year. Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines for Nov. 20th

A Gloucester City Christmas Saturday, December 6, Will Be Enjoyable For All Ages U.S. Army Specialist First Class Barbara Ann Malone-Verduin Retires, Wants To Write Fiction Westville Borough Solicitor Timothy Chell Thanks All Candidates Who Ran For Borough Mayor & Council Numerous Photographs From The Gloucester City Veterans Day Ceremony Gloucester City Board Of Health Offers Free Lead Testing For Children Cheerleader’s Liquor License Will Be Revoked By State Read more →


A SEASON OF PROMISE FOR PENNSYLVANIA BLACK BEAR HUNTERS

Image via Wikipedia Link: Pennsylvania Game Commission Release #125-08. HARRISBURG – Last year’s black bear harvest was light, but weather permitting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission expects hunters to have good opportunities afield in the upcoming bear seasons. “Pennsylvania’s black bear population has numbered 14,000 to 15,000 for at least eight years now,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “Because our bear population now covers almost three-quarters of the state – and includes a number of world-class trophy bears – Pennsylvania has become one of the top states for bear hunters. Every bear hunter heads afield in Pennsylvania knowing... Read more →


Gloucester High v. Glassboro playoff game photos

Link: Gloucester County Times Friday, November 14, 2008, Glassboro photos by Bruce Darrow The Glassboro Bulldogs trounced sixth-seed and Tri-County Conference Classic Division rival Gloucester High 34-0, to move on to next week's semifinal, likely against No. 2 Paulsboro. see photo gallery Read more →


1964:City Football Series/Manlove's Lions Tamed by Arch-Rivals

Note: A series of articles about the history of the Gloucester Catholic vs. Gloucester High football games was published in a booklet released in 1993 entitled "The Renewal of Friendship”. This great history of the series was put together my members of the Gloucester High Alumni Association. Unfortunately I don’t have the entire book. But over the next couple of weeks leading up to this year’s game on Thanksgiving Day I will post the articles and photo pages that are in my possession. Drawing on front cover of booklet by Todd Whitten Manlove's Lions Tamed By Arch-Rivals, 14-12 Bill Manlove's... Read more →


Letters: Enjoys Reading CNB

Hello Mr Cleary, I just wanted to recognize your forum and the good that it does. My friend, Tom Tedesco, was seriously injured in an accident during the summer. Your forum provided the means for his friends and relatives from near and far away to express their love and prayers for his recovery. I know these messages were read to Tom on a daily basis even while he was in a coma and not responding. I truly believe that Tom hearing these messages was an important part of his recovery. Thank you, keep up the good work. Sincerely Bob Hasty,... Read more →


New Jersey Hunter Takes A Rare Piebald Whitetail Deer

Bob Sanders took a 10 point piebald/whitetail buck on November 8 with a bow in the area of Somerville/Brancburg Twp., NJ. The buck field dressed between 170-180 pounds. This is not an albino deer; no pink feet,pink eyes or pink nose. Piebald deer, or partially white deer, are from a recessive genetic trait and the deer usually become more prevalent due to overpopulation in a deer herd, according to the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey — Biological Resources, Department of the Interior. The white coloration makes these animals more visible, so they’re subject to higher-than-normal predation rates while... Read more →


Louis L. Severance, age 86 of Gloucester City. Longtime member of Townsend C. Young VFW Post # 3620

On November 15, 2008. Age 86. Of Gloucester City. In the loving and compassionate care of Edward R. Severance (Terry) of Gloucester City, Randy Severance of Gloucester City, Richard Severance of Delaware and Louis S. Severance (Kate) of Gloucester City. Beloved grandfather of Tracy Boody and Raymond Cowgill. Cherished great-grandfather of Jimmy Spencer and Angela Rae Cowgill. Dear Brother-In-Law of Rita Severance of Westville. Louis was born in Camden and was a resident of Gloucester City since 1955. He served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Louis worked as a Pipefitter for over 10 years... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic: The Yates and Spingler connection

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/16/2008. Yates played the game of his life on a warm, windy afternoon on the soggy Gloucester High School field. The 6-0, 185-pound senior caught six passes for 145 yards and scored the Rams' first three touchdowns on receptions covering 58, 24 and 27 yards. Spingler was hurt early in the first quarter. He suffered a shoulder injury and sat out the rest of the game. Related articles by Zemanta SJ Group 1 Football Playoffs: Glassboro 34 GHS 0 1965: Gloucester High over Gloucester Catholic Read more →


Heating help available

Link: | Courier-Post. MANTUA — It's a cold economy for many, and local energy assistance directors expect people will feel it in the physical sense, as they are unable to pay for heat and energy, and need aid this fall and winter. Advertisement The season for state energy assistance started Nov. 1 and runs until April 30. Gloucester County kicked off the start Monday afternoon when some 45 seniors applied during an information session at the Mantua municipal building. Related articles by Zemanta Six Residential Burglaries in Gloucester Township Read more →


Gloucester High School Dinner Theatre; Call 456-7000 for Tickets

The Dinner Show is Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 PM Tickets are $12. Dinner included - Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available until Nov. 18th. Call 456-7000. To enlarge announcement click. Read more →


Idaho women land moose tag and get their moose

Image via Wikipedia Link: The Olympian - Olympia, Washington. Moose are one of Idaho’s once-in-a-lifetime hunts, and three Treasure Valley women took advantage of good luck in the annual hunt lottery to score bull moose tags and also score when they went into the field after Idaho’s largest game animal. Click Here! A hunter can kill only one Idaho bull moose in his or her lifetime. Moose hunting is by controlled permits. Hunters apply in the spring for fall moose hunts, and this year, 5,895 hunters applied for 1,146 moose permits statewide. Read more →


Episcopal Church Appoints New Interim Rector

GLOUCESTER CITY -The lay governing board of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Gloucester City, has announced the appointment of The Rev. Deborah H. Piggins as Interim Rector. In her new capacity, Mother Deborah will perform not only traditional clerical duties, but also guide the parish and serve as a resource in its search for a permanent rector. The appointment follows the official approval of The Rt. Rev. George E. Councell, Episcopal Bishop for the New Jersey Diocese. A native of Caldwell, Mother Deborah was most recently chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, and Arcadia Hospice, Allentown. She received... Read more →


1949:Lions vs.Rams City Series/Harris Steals Show As Mates Take City Title

Note: A series of articles about the history of the Gloucester Catholic vs. Gloucester High football games was published in a booklet released in 1993 entitled "The Renewal of Friendship”. This great history of the series was put together my members of the Gloucester High Alumni Association. Unfortunately I don’t have the entire book. But over the next couple of weeks leading up to this year’s game on Thanksgiving Day I will post the articles and photo pages that are in my possession. Drawing on front cover of booklet by Todd Whitten Harris Steals Show As Mates Take City Title... Read more →