State high court chief set for Rowan commencement

James R. Zazzali, chief justice of the State Supreme Court, will be the commencement speaker at Rowan University's ceremony for 1,909 undergraduate students beginning at 10 a.m. May 11 on the green in front of Bunce Hall off Route 322 and Whitney Avenue in Glassboro.

Named to the Supreme Court in 2000, Zazzali also served as chief of the Appeals Divisions of the Office of the Essex County Prosecutor, general counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, and receiver for Bloomfield College, among other roles.

He was sworn into office in October 2006 as the seventh chief justice to lead the New Jersey Supreme Court since the 1947 constitution. Zazzali has a long history of service to the state.

Burlco resident gets post with Folsom company

Anthony Pezzulo of Columbus, Burlington County, has been named human resources director at South Jersey Industries in Folsom.

Pezzulo will be responsible for developing human-resources policies in addition to directing and overseeing all human-resources activities, including employment, affirmative action, compensation, benefits, labor relations, nontechnical training and employee services.

Before joining the company, he was employed by Public Service Electric & Gas, where he held numerous positions.

South Jersey Industries is an energy-services holding company for South Jersey Gas, South Jersey Energy Solutions, South Jersey Energy, South Jersey Resources Group, Marina Energy, and South Jersey Energy Service Plus.

Samaritan Hospice needs volunteers for several roles

As April, which is National Volunteer Month, comes to a close, Samaritan Hospice seeks volunteers from Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties.

In addition to assisting patients and caregivers, Samaritan volunteers provide a support system for newly bereaved families, serve as ambassadors at community events or speaking engagements, plan fund-raising events, and serve as committee or board members. Samaritan welcomes people of all ages and provides a complete program of training and orientation.

Samaritan Hospice is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization serving Atlantic and Mercer Counties as well as Gloucester, Burlington and Camden Counties.

For more information, call the volunteer department at 856-596-1600 or visit

Smart Growth Award goes to Camden school and club

The Catto Community School and Boys and Girls Club of Camden, a project designed by Hillier Architecture, has been honored with a Smart Growth Award from New Jersey Future.

It is one of eight projects in the state that will be honored June 7 at the Newark Club.

Currently under construction, Catto is scheduled to open in August in time for the 2007-08 school year. The winning project is a large building with two separate entrances: an elementary school on one side and a Boys and Girls Club on the other, with shared spaces in between that feature a pool, auditorium and computer room.

This is the third Smart Growth Award in two years that Hillier, which has offices in Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, and Shanghai, China, has won from New Jersey Future, a nonprofit devoted to sustainable development.

Lane closings this week on Burlington-Bristol Bridge

An annual inspection at the Burlington-Bristol Bridge will require one lane to be closed for two eight-hour periods tomorrow to Wednesday.

Work will be performed from 9 p.m. tomorrow to 5 a.m. Tuesday and from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. A flagger will direct alternating traffic during the closure. In case of inclement weather, work will be performed from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.

For updates on this undertaking, see