Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday's fire district elections see just one newcomer elected commissioner.
Budgets were approved by sound margins in all six Gloucester Township fire district elections on Saturday, as a host of incumbents were re-elected fire commissioners in the township's six districts. In the two fire districts with contested races, incumbent Kevin J. Donahue and newcomer Joseph A. Reichert were elected to three-year terms as District 2 commissioners, while incumbents Woody Minner and Phil Knast won re-election as District 1 commissioners. Donahue received 482 votes and Reichert 516 in the District 2 race, according to unofficial numbers. The third individual to file a petition to appear on the District 2 ballot, Craig R. Watkins, received 54 votes. Chews Landing's fire budget was approved by vote of 400-94. In District 1, …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Polls are open from 2 to 9 p.m.
Fire elections will be held for Gloucester Township's six fire districts on Saturday, Feb. 16. Polls will be open at the six fire stations from 2 to 9 p.m. Below is a rundown of the candidates for fire commissioner and proposed tax levy amounts for each district. District 1: Incumbents Woody Minner and Phil Knast and challenger Nicholas Giambri are running for two three-year terms on the Board of Commissioners. Glendora voters are also being asked to support a $297,900 tax levy for the all-volunteer company—an increase of $11,500 from 2012. District 2: Incumbent Kevin J. Donahue and newcomers Joseph A. Reichert and Craig R. Watkins are seeking two three-year terms on the Board of Commissioners. Chews Landing voters are also being asked to …
Friday, January 18, 2013
On the hunt for some Girl Scout cookies? Here's a list of cookie booths in the area.
Sweet Caramel deLites! Girl Scout Cookies are back again. While cookie season never seems long enough, the Girls Scouts officially kicked off sales of their famous cookies last Thursday and will continue until late February. With a new season brings a new look to Girl Scout cookies. Changing the classic packaging for the first time since 1999, Girl Scout Cookie boxes will now feature the organization's five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills. The goal of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is to teach girls essential skills, such as goal-setting and money management. “Each year from our youngest Daisies to our experienced Ambassadors, our girls challenge themselves in new ways and develop skills that will help them for the rest of …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Fire District No. 2 residents get an opportunity to see Santa Claus in their neighborhoods on Dec. 16 and 23.
The fire departments in Gloucester Township sure are keeping Santa Claus busy leading up to Christmas Night. Chews Landing Fire Department will bring Santa to neighborhoods in Fire District No. 2 the evenings of Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. The Kris Kringle-carrying fire truck will leave the Somerdale Road fire station at 6 p.m. each night. On Dec. 16, the fire truck will travel to those neighborhoods on the Chews Elementary School side of Chews Landing Road—Broadmoor, Timber Birch and all the courts off Somerdale Road. On Dec. 23, the fire truck will travel to those neighborhoods on the opposite side of Chews Landing Road—the Lakeview and Hilltop areas, Valleybrook, Glen Oaks, Millbridge, and La Cascata. The fire truck will work its way toward …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mrs. Stavely was 91 years old.
The following obituary was submitted to Gloucester Township Patch by Earle Funeral Home: Vira M. Stavely passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Chews Landing, the home she and her late husband built, in which she lived for the past 63 years. Vira was born August 19, 1921, to her late parents Edward B. Maher and Mary Biddle Maher. Vira is the mother of two daughters, Janet Ganther (Rudolph) of Pine Hill, NJ, and Jo Ann Egan (Timothy) of West Deptford, NJ. Loving grandmother of Gabrielle Ganther, Colleen Moran (Christopher), Rudolph Ganther, Kelly Egan, Alanna Musumeci (Matt), Patrick Egan (Bridget). Vira’s biggest smiles were for her great-grandchildren Joslyn Moran, Arabella Musumeci, Egan Moran, and Lilyanna Musumeci. Vira is …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Police charged two men with possessing illegal sawed-off shotguns in Chews Landing this weekend.
Police say an illegally parked car led to two men being charged with possessing two illegal sawed-off shotguns in the township's Chews Landing section this weekend. Ptl. Eric Marconi spotted a white Mitsubishi Galant illegally parked on Kings Street at 7:14 a.m. Saturday, Gloucester Township Police Lt. Edward Bryant said. The officer then observed Devonte Green, 19, of South Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, asleep in the car's back seat. It took some coaxing on Marconi's part to wake up Green, who reportedly was highly intoxicated and required treatment at a local hospital. While attempting to determine who owns the Mitsubishi, police located the two sawed-off shotguns in the car's trunk. Police contacted the vehicle's registered owner, who…
Friday, November 25, 2011
No one was living in the home, police said.
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire in a vacant Glendora home Thanksgiving night. The fire at 201 4th Ave. was reported at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, according to Gloucester Township Police Sgt. Jack Swack. Glendora, Blenheim, Chews Landing and Magnolia firefighters battled the blaze, which heavily damaged the interior of the home. The fire cause remains under investigation by township police and investigators with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.