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Police say Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide. (Bill Wippert / Associated Press / September 16, 2012)
Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the team’s practice facility and killed himself in front of team officials, police said Saturday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andrews announced that Lockheed Martin in Moorestown was awarded a $60.2 million contract modification that will keep 3,000 people working in South Jersey on a high-tech missile program for the Department of Defense. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Andrews was a strong supporter of the President’s budget which included funding for this system, not only because of its ability to save the lives of service members and civilians, but also because of the boost this work provides our local economy.
;Original title: "Hunting Deer." A deer hunt near Deadwood in winter '87 and '88. Two miners McMillan and Hubbard got their game Two hunters around camp fire; one cooking, other holding carrying a dead deer over his shoulder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters that New Jersey's Six-day Firearm Deer Season opens on Monday, December 3. The Six-day or traditional "buck" season runs through December 8, and will provide great memories and countless hours of excitement for sportsmen and sportswomen throughout New Jersey.
The season bag limit is two antlered deer, but the first buck must be reported before a second buck can be pursued. Hunters who do not harvest a buck or only harvest one buck during the Six-day Season have the opportunity to take one antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun season if they purchase an Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season.
PHILADELPHIA – La Salle head softball coach Ron Shoemaker announced the signing of six athletes to join the 2014 roster, all of whom are Pennsylvania natives.
“This is my first recruiting class and I could not be more pleased,” Shoemaker said . “This group will add power, speed, solid defense and pitching to our program. The future of La Salle softball is bright and has been made even brighter with the signing of these six student-athletes, both on the field as well as in the classroom.”
The majority of those infected in the multi-state outbreak this fall of Salmonella Bredeney in peanut butter have been children under age 10. However, more people would have fallen ill if not for fast action by federal and state public health agencies.
Those actions culminated on Nov. 26, 2012 with FDA's suspension of the food facility registration for Sunland Inc., of Portales, N.M., which produced the peanut butter product linked to the outbreak—Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt. Sunland will not be able to distribute food from this facility until the suspension is lifted.
Flowers, tributes and a new bronze plaque mark the grave of Pvt. Michael K. Holmes, who was killed
during World War I. (Photo courtesy of Mike Noone)
On May 21, 1922, an English ship – HMS Stillwater – arrived in Dublin Harbor with the remains of 62 Irish men killed in action during World War I. Their families had requested that their loved ones’ remains be brought to their home soil for burial. The political unrest in Ireland in the 1920s led to opinion being against Irishmen who had fought with British forces. The men whose remains were on Stillwater had actually fought with the U.S. military – but no distinction was made. So for more than 90 years, these men lay in unmarked graves.
Attorney General Kelly, PSP Commissioner Noonan Bucks Co. DA Heckler announce arrests in "Operation Blowout"
November 29,2012 HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan and Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler today announced that criminal charges have been filed against 27 people allegedly linked to a crystal methamphetamine trafficking operation that stretched from Mexico and Texas into Pennsylvania.
Kelly, Noonan and Heckler said the joint investigation, known as "Operation Blowout," identified a network of distributors and dealers responsible for transporting bulk quantities of meth into Reading and Philadelphia - as much as a pound of drugs every two weeks. The meth was then repackaged into smaller quantities and resold by various associates in an area stretching from Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley all the way to Lycoming and Tioga counties, near the New York State border in north-central Pennsylvania.
Evidence and testimony was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended that criminal charges be filed against the 27 individuals allegedly involved in this drug distribution organization.
During the course of the investigation, agents from the Attorney General's Office, State Troopers and Bucks County Detectives used surveillance and court-authorized wiretaps, along with more than 30 undercover drug buys and controlled purchases to identify various suppliers, distributors and dealers connected to the organization.
This is one buck that the pictures DO NOT do it justice. Even on video, it's tough to capture the size of this giant. The score will not come close to reflecting how much antler it has. You only get 4 mass measurements per side and nothing in a score reflects how massive even the points are on this buck.
I've handled most of the largest bucks taken in the state of Michigan the last 12 years when taping the MOOD(Michigan Out-of-Doors magazine) Big Buck Nights but this one is definitely the largest I've ever handled. Even counting out of state bucks, I can only think of one or two that were this impressive. Unbelievable buck and taken in Michigan, that's even better.
The interesting thing was it only weighed 167lbs field dressed and I bet a good 10lbs of that weight is the rack! The rear end on him wasn't much bigger than an average 2yr old buck. I guess he put every bit of nutrition into his rack and very little into his body!
Area VIPs attend a recent kick-off reception, in anticipation of the 20th Bancroft Butterfly Ball on Feb. 9 at The Merion in Cinnaminson. From left: Mount Laurel resident Tracee Hunt, chief human-resources officer for Bancroft; Haddonfield resident Jack Tarditi of Conner Strong & Buckelew; and Haddon Heights Mayor Ed Forte.
Community Leaders Gearing Up for 20th Bancroft Butterfly Ball
Haddonfield, NJ —November 28, 2012— Bancroft’s 20th Butterfly Ball isn’t untilFebruary, but area VIPs are already drumming up excitement for the big event.
More than 70 community and business leaders came out recently for a kick-off reception, where they met executives and program leaders from Haddonfield-based Bancroft, a renowned nonprofit service provider for people with autism, brain injuries and related disabilities.
(cnbnews.net)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-On 11/23 at 0925 officers were dispatched to the Budget Inn for a stolen vehicle
report. The victim, a resident of Smithtown, NY, stated that he had met a female the night before in Camden City and brought her back to his room. When the victim fell asleep, the unknown female stole his work truck. The victim could not provide any further details about the suspect.
On 11/23 at 1555 a resident of the 700 block of Hunter Street reported that sometime over the last two months unknown suspect(s) stole a shotgun, bow, and two rifles from his residence.
On 11/23 at 1700 a resident of the 1300 block of Thompson Ave reported that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS unit, bowling ball and case.
Holocaust survivor, Fred Behrend, visited the Bellmawr branch of the Camden County Library last week to lead an interactive discussion drawn from his experiences of many years ago.
Behrend was born in 1926 in Lüdenscheid in the high mountains of Germany.
Learning to ski was a necessary skill he had to acquire early so he could get to school.
Behrend said he was 12 years old during “Kristallnacht,” or the “Night of Broken Glass,” which occurred on November 9 and 10, 1938. During this time, he was living with a family in Cologne, where he attended a Jewish school. Because a previously enacted law forbade Jewish children from attending public school, Behrend’s parents made arrangements for him to stay with another family so he could continue his education.
Human thyroid with cancer nodules (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cometriq (cabozantinib) to treat medullary thyroid cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized).
Medullary thyroid cancer develops in cells in the thyroid gland that make a hormone called calcitonin, which helps maintain a healthy level of calcium in the blood. This type of cancer may occur spontaneously or in families with certain genetic mutations that result in one or more cancers of the endocrine system, including the thyroid gland.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that 56,460 Americans will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 1,780 will die from the disease in 2012. About 4 percent of thyroid cancers are medullary thyroid cancer, making it one of the rarer types of thyroid cancers.
New Jersey Expats Across U.S. Launch "A Very Jersey Xmas" Campaign for Hurricane Sandy Relief
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims facing a less-than-bright holiday season, New Jersey expats around the U.S. are banding together to launch a nationwide "Very Jersey Xmas" campaign to support hurricane relief, calling on America to "Jersey Up the Holidays" this year.
"A Very Jersey Xmas" calls on everyone who has ever lived in New Jersey, has family in New Jersey, enjoyed a turn on the New Jersey Turnpike, watched Jersey Shore, The Sopranos or Real Housewives of New Jersey, OR who just wants an excuse to party in leopard print to dedicate this holiday giving season to Jersey, Jersey-style by:
* Donating to the hurricane relief campaign of their choice at: http://bit.ly/SbE94s and asking friends and family to donate as well.
It is easier to train a dog that wants to bite than a dog that shrinks into a corner and trembles with fear.
The frightened, submissive, or fearful dog, i.e. the ‘scaredy dog’ is a real challenge. Some were abused as puppies. Others have neurological problems that cause them to feel threatened. For some, the question of why the dog continually seems frightened is one that cannot be imagined.
November 28, 2012 (Logan, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Logan Township officials joined today to cut the ribbon to the new Dog Park today so that the county’s residents have a dedicated space for their dogs to run and interact with others in a dedicated environment.
I have never been a fan of platitudes, but "Only in America" was the first thing that came to mind as I sat in the bleachers at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., this past June, watching my son, a newly minted Coast Guardian, pass in review.
Alyosha's story is not so simple or unremarkable as a kid growing up and joining the service. His beginnings were difficult, and certainly inauspicious. As a small child, he had been found wandering in a tiny Russian village, dirty and malnourished. Who would have thought that my life would eventually intersect with his? But it did, at an orphanage a couple of hours south of Moscow. By then Alyosha was 7, healthy and rambunctious. He had not been told that I was coming to adopt him, but when we finally met, his first word was "Papa?"
A section of a freight train carrying toxic chemicals fell into a creek in New Jersey on Friday when a bridge collapsed, but there was no serious spill, officials said.
Authorities near Paulsboro, New Jersey, said the accident occurred early in the morning, causing seven train cars to derail and sending three into the water.
Part of the train was carrying vinyl chloride, which is used to make PVC plastic, and other industrial chemicals, the Coast Guard said.
"Authorities are in the process of assessing what materials have been spilled from any damaged container cars," the Coast Guard said in a statement.
"Local authorities have evacuated the area in a half-mile radius. A one-mile safety zone on the water to the north and south of the bridge has been established," the Coast Guard added.
Larry Ragonese, spokesman for New Jersey's environmental health department, told AFP there was no serious danger.
"Several cars had vinyl chloride and only one of those cars went into the water and lost some of its cargo and released some of the vinyl chloride into the air. That vinyl chloride has dissipated at this point," he said. "It's really a minimal environmental or health issue at this point."
According to Ragonese, 22 people went for doctor's check-ups but there were only "minor" injuries.
Conrail is working closely with all of the first responders and officials here on the derailment this morning of a train on the bridge over Mantua Creek at Paulsboro N.J. We very much regret the impacts to the community and deeply appreciate the efforts of the first response teams and officials.
Conrail’s first concern is public safety, and every effort will be made to ensure that this situation is resolved as safely and as quickly as possible. An investigation is under way.
The public health authorities will determine the extent of any impacts to air, water or soil, but we have assembled experts to conduct monitoring, testing and to offer any assistance needed to those agencies. The company will be working to provide assistance to those nearby residents who sought medical care.
The train consisted of two locomotives, 82 rail cars and a caboose, and originated at the Pavonia Yard, Camden, N.J.. The derailment occurred shortly after 7 a.m. today.
All aspects of this incident, including the track, bridge, rail cars and locomotives, are part of the investigation. We will be working closely with federal investigators to determine the cause.
Updated information will be provided as more details about the recovery plan are known.
Two La Salle players recorded double-doubles, but it was not enough to overcome Penn's 46 percent shooting as Penn took a 65-56 decision over La Salle on Friday night at the Palestra. Brittany Wilson (Pawtucket, R.I./Northeastern) scored a game-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds for her third double-double, and Shanel Harrison (Washington, D.C./Virginia Tech) added 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for her second double-double.
Kara Bonenberger led Penn with 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the floor and Alyssa Baron added 15 thanks to seven at the free throw line.
The Explorers fall to 1-6 overall, 0-1 Big 5, while Penn improves to 1-3 overall, 1-0 Big 5.
GOLDEY-BEACOM SNAPS LOSING STREAK WITH 71-45 WIN AT CONCORDIA
Ashley Rosario Leads Lightning With Season-High 13 Points
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Senior guard Ashley Rosario (Harry S. Truman H.S./Levittown, Pa.) scored a season-high 13 points and added three assists as Goldey-Beacom College (4-5, 1-1) snapped a five-game losing streak with its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference win of the season, a 71-45 victory over Concordia College (1-8, 0-4) at the Clippers’ Meyer Athletic Center on Friday evening.
Led by Rosario, the Lightning scored a season-high 71 points en route to earning their first win since a 67-66 victory at Kutztown on Nov. 12.
The Lightning, who never trailed in the game, shot 44.8 per cent in the first half while building a 34-18 advantage. Senior forward Akilah Sewell (Baltimore City College H.S./Baltimore, Md.) scored all eight of her points in the first half to lead Goldey-Beacom, which limited the Clippers to shooting 22.2 per cent from the field in the opening period.
Led by four points from senior guard Devonne Richardson (Milford Mill Academy/Baltimore, Md.), the Lightning extended their advantage to 46-24 in the first six minutes of the second half.
The Clippers answered by scoring 8 of the next 12 points to trim the margin to 50-32 with 9:59 left before the Lightning used back-to-back field goals from Rosario to ignite a 13-1 run that extended the advantage to 63-33 with 7:42 remaining.
From there, the Lightning held off the Clippers to secure the victory.
Rosario made 6 of 10 shots from the floor and also added four rebounds and two steals while senior forward Irene Hudson (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse, N.Y.) added 13 points and six rebounds. Richardson added 6 points with a game-high 11 rebounds, marking her third straight game with 10 or more rebounds.
Sophomore forward Alyssa Dawson (Immaculate Heart Academy/Westwood, N.J.) led the Clippers with eight points and five rebounds in a losing effort.
The Lightning, who have played eight of their first nine games on the road, will return to the Joseph West Jones College Center on Tuesday night to face Georgian Court in a CACC game at 7 p.m.
English: Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey by night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Winter Sweet" — a new, family-friendly, nightly outdoor show — will debut on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m. Created to draw visitors to the Boardwalk, "Winter Sweet" showcases the visual beauty and elegance of the season. Like its sister show, "Duality," "Winter Sweet" uses sophisticated 3D projections and an original musical score to illuminate the exterior of Historic Boardwalk Hall.
The Thanksgiving dinner that South Jersey Cares originally planned to host for Hurricane Sandy victims on Saturday, November 24th was cancelled. Karen Stebbins explained, “The cancellation was due to circumstances beyond our control as the families we were supposed to host were unable to make it.” As for the donations, she added: “We sent all the donations to Union Beach, which was in desperate need. Also, we were able to put together a few packages to deliver to local families in need right before Thanksgiving.”
His name is Nolan Daniels, and he’s just about to give some random dude or dudette $1 million. Or so he claims.
Purporting to be the second Powerball winner in Wednesday’s $588 million payout, Mr. Daniels posted a Facebook photo late Thursday of himself holding a ticket showing the winning numbers. The photo is the only one visible on Daniels's account, which dates to 2008.
“Looks like I’m not going to work … EVER!!!” the smiling purported winner exclaimed. The numbers on his ticket – 5-23-16-22-29-Powerball 6 – correspond to the winning combination, but the ticket has not been publicly verified.
To make the Facebook announcement that much more bizarre, Daniels vowed to give $1 million of his winnings to a “random” person who “shares” his photo.
That set off a frenzy Friday as thousands of Facebook users got in on the action, with the photo being shared over 1,000 times a minute, with over 100,000 shares as of 3:30 p.m.
On his Facebook page, Daniels chastised skeptics and suggested, “Anyone who doubts the legitimacy of this photo will not be included in the 1 million dollar drawing.”
There were two winners in the drawing. The only winners confirmed so far are Cindy and Mark Hill of Dearborn, Mo., who decided to take a lump sum payment. Lottery authorities have not revealed the name of the other winner, who bought a ticket in Arizona. Earlier on Friday, some guessed that a video of a man celebrating in Maryland might show the winner.
The payout is the second largest in US history after three ticket buyers shared a $656 million jackpot in March. As the amount grew this week, tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute.
English: Black bear in the Canadian Rockies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
NORTH JERSEY BLACK BEAR POPULATION HAS DECREASED AND BEAR-HUMAN ENCOUNTERS ARE ON THE DECLINE
November 28,2012-TRENTON - The initial results of a five-year Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (CBBMP) initiated by the Department of Environmental Protection in 2010, offering a mix of education, research and trash management, combined with an annual bear hunt, shows a reduction in the number of black bears living in "bear country'' in Northern New Jersey and a major decline in bear-human incidents, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
File picture. A Pittsburgh Penguins fan expresses his disappointment during the baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves on October 3, 2012. Two days of mediated talks between the players union and the owners failed to end the 75-day-old National Hockey League lockout.
GLASSBORO, NJ – Hanging on the wall above the basketball court resides the 1996 Men’s Basketball National Championship banner. Perhaps the biggest reason for capturing the title was the play and leadership of Terrence Stewart.
Stewart played an instrumental role during Rowan’s championship season. He finished his senior year with 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. His performance in the NCAA Tournament resulted in being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
* The official criminal homicide statistics that will be submitted to the FBI as part of the national UCR reporting system for 2011 is 324; three homicides previously counted in the year-end statistics were ruled justifiable homicides by the District Attorney's Office.
November 29, 2012 As of 23:59 Previous Day
The above homicide statistics for 2012 represent the daily count (statistics reflect the accurate count during normal business hours, Monday through Friday) and year-to-date total for victims of homicide and are subject to reclassification according to the rules and regulations of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) guidelines. The homicide statistics above for years 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 have been submitted to the FBI as the final UCR numbers for the City of Philadelphia.
All of the following Part I crime statistics are preliminary, and have not been finalized according to UCR guidelines. Year to date totals for homicide, including the previous year to which the current year is compared, are based on the number of homicide victims reported for that time period, and are subject to reclassification. Finalized UCR statistics for homicide from 2007-2009 are listed in the above highlighted table on this webpage. Finalized UCR statistics for 2010 will be available within three months of 2011.
(cnbnews.net)VOORHEES NJ-AFL Web Printing notified their customers on Thursday, November 29, 2012, that
they will be closing their doors within the next few days leaving publishers of area newspapers scurrying about trying to find another printer for their publications. The company has printing plants in Voorhees and Secaucus. The closing will effect approximately 100 employees some of who have been with the company since it was founded in 1974.
According to their website,
"AFL is a leading provider of web printing, finishing, and circulation services for the publishers of daily, weekly, and monthly newspapers. From plants in Voorhees and Secaucus, New Jersey, we serve customers throughout the North-East and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States ... and beyond."
Drawbridge to be closed to vehicular traffic for maintenance repairs an estimated three weekends in a row in Paulsboro
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced a planned series of full closures of the Route 44 (Crown Point Road) drawbridge over the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro over the next three weekends for maintenance repair work.
Beginning around 4 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, the bridge will be closed to motorists in both directions with the structure anticipated to be reopened by 5 a.m. on Monday, December 3.
At the time the safety inspections were eliminated, Parsons was in the midst of a five-year, $286
million contract it signed in 2008. But it turns out the contract was quietly amended in March 2011. The new contract included a very sweet clause, which basically says that even if the state decreases the cost of the contractor's services, it still has to pay an "equitable adjustment."
But equitable to whom? Certainly not to New Jersey taxpayers, who were basically duped here. And to add insult to the injury, Ray Martinez, who was and is head of the MVC for all this, is now more or less saying, "What? You thought we were going to save $12 million?"
Actually, what Martinez said in a response to the audit is this: "The fact that safety inspections were eliminated and therefore removed from the scope of the contract does not in and of itself translate into a reduction in the contract price."
No? Well, Martinez - and the entire Christie administration - certainly led New Jersey taxpayers to believe they would save that money.
At the time the safety inspections were dropped, Parsons - which has been a major campaign contributor in New Jersey for more than a decade - indicated that it wouldn't fight the change. Now we know why. Even though it no longer had to do the safety inspections, even though this and other changes allowed Parsons to cut 121 lane-technician positions, the company knew it wasn't about to lose $12 million.
After all, Parsons knew where it was - in New Jersey.
The Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents "JOY TO THE WORLD" on Sat., Dec. 1, a symphonic celebration of the joyous sounds of Christmas. The program will be held in the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. starting 7:30 p.m.
Heraldic trumpets, dazzling bells and triumphant choirs join the Pops in this annual holiday tradition.
Navigating past mountains of mud-caked, molding furniture, appliances, drywall, flooring and other debris that line almost every street in Jersey shore communities like Seaside Heights has become routine for emergency response vehicle (ERV) teams with the American Red Cross.
To More Than 340 New Supermarkets In New England, Northeast & Southeast
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NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SoupMan, Inc. (OTCBB: SOUP) announced today that The Original SoupMan® - the inspiration for the famous Seinfeld "No Soup for You!" episode and #1 Zagat-rated, best-tasting soup in the world — has added distribution in more than 340 new supermarket locations as its iconic soups continue to heat up the soup aisle nationwide. The Original SoupMan soups, packaged in new, shelf-stable Tetra Recart cartons, are now stocked in Price Chopper stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, Food Basics stores in Northern New Jersey, Brooklyn, New York, and Philadelphia, and more than 200 Ingles Markets in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
"Bring your body bags," was the message left by an offender on a probation officer’s cell phone. "I’ll kill you and your family," another offender wrote an officer from prison after his probation was revoked. Threatening letters, verbal intimidation, erratic client behavior, heavier workloads and smaller budgets—they are a daily part of pretrial services and probation officers’ work as they supervise defendants and offenders in the federal system. It all takes a toll on officers’ well-being.
November 29, 2012 PHILADELPHIA—A third superseding indictment was unsealed today against Dr. Norman Werther, 73, of Horsham, adding nine new defendants and dozens more charges, most notably distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death, announced First Assistant United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. It is the first such case in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Werther was originally indicted on August 10, 2011, with 51 co-defendants. The charges allege a multi-million-dollar drug conspiracy involving illegal prescriptions, phony patients, and a drug trafficking organization.
RESCHEDULED JERSEY SHORE RESTAURANT WEEK STARTS FRIDAYCome Support Your Favorite Restaurants. If ever your favorite restaurants needed you…..it’s now. 49 of the original 65 restaurants who were participating in Restaurant Week are back and ready for a great week. http://jerseyshorerestaurantweek.com
KICK-OFF PARTY BECOMES A FUND RAISER: ”Restore the Shore” Benefit Thursday, December 6th at The Mill, Spring Lake Heights 6:30-9:00pm. Attendees will enjoy hors d’ouevres, wine and beer tastings and live music by the Billy Lawlor Band. Instead of the traditional Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party, this year’s party will raise funds for RestoreTheShoreBenefit.Org, a 501c3 partnership with WANDAA, created by Jersey Shore natives to assist in relief and generate donations for families and businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. Working directly with relief centers, RTS’ primary focus is to help pay for temporary housing for the more than 2,000 displaced families on the Jersey Shore. For more information on the charity, visit: http://www.facebook.com/restoretheshorebenefit/info. Donations of cleaning supplies, toiletries, baby products, gift cards and canned goods would be most appreciated.
Statement from Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger
regarding the Conrail bridge collapse in Paulsboro
“There are many agencies involved in today’s event. The priority of course is the health and safety of our residents and the impact on our environment,” stated Freeholder Director Damminger. “As we learn of information we will be sharing it. Gloucester County has all of its assets on the ground and will continue to work to protect our citizens.”
Due to the Conrail bridge collapse near East Jefferson Street the County has been apprised that by its Harzardous Materials team that:
A new report from the New Jersey Department of Transportation confirms what many opponents of red light camera ticketing
systems have long suspected: cameras lead to more accidents, more injuries and greater cost.
The NJDOT report, completed as an annual requirement of the state’s five-year red light camera pilot program, contains data showing that both the total number of crashes and the total cost of crashes have increased at intersections after cameras were installed.
One of the major goals commonly stated by proponents of red light camera systems is to reduce injuries from right-angle crashes, generally the most dangerous type of collision that results from running a red light.
Teaching Industry How to Protect Trade Secrets and National Security
The FBI vigilantly investigates cases of industrial espionage and theft of intellectual property, but the Bureau also places great emphasis on preventing such crimes by educating industry on ways to keep trade secrets safe. One such innovative program in North Carolina’s Research Triangle is a collaborative effort with other federal partners called RED DART.
GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Talented Students - All smiles after giving reports about their school to the Gloucester City Board of Education are, from left: Matthew Cruz from Mary Ethel Costello School and Jacey Wagner from Cold Springs School. Not pictured is Gloucester City High School student representative, Brett Kraft.
Robert Frank, CNBC November 27, 2012, 4:03:01 PM EST
Hint: Try heading Southwest.
Robert Frank, CNBC
Where should you live if you want to be a millionaire?
Try Houston or San Jose.
According to the new Metro Wealth Index from Capgemini, San Jose, Calif. and Houston recorded the fastest percentage growth in the number of millionaires among the top 10 Metro areas. (It defines “millionaire” as those with $1 million or more in investible assets, excluding primary residence, collectibles, consumables, and consumer durables).
(cnbnews.net)November 29,2012 Roselle Park, NJ - State Police detectives from the Cargo Theft Unit have arrested a Roselle Park man and recovered more than 8,000 counterfeited electronics components valued at $684,620 during the execution of a search warrant.
In September of this year, Apple Inc. notified the New Jersey State Police that counterfeit Apple product components were being sold illegally from bodegas in Union City, N.J., and on the website www.muchbuy.com. During the course of this investigation, detectives made purchases of counterfeit electronic components being sold as legitimate Apple products.
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HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spirit of the holiday shopping season, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services will offer more than 470 vehicles on "Motor Monday" December 3, 2012 – the final Auction of the year.
In preparation for the event, DGS is encouraging the public to visit the Manheim Auto Auctions, at 488 Firehouse Road, Grantville, Dauphin County, to inspect the vehicles from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily starting on Thursday Nov. 29 through Sunday Dec. 2.
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
The 25th annual Blackwood Fire Company Christmas parade is being held on Saturday December 1st from 6:00pm to approximately 8:00pm along the Black Horse Pike in Downtown Blackwood. The parade begins at Davistown Road and ends at Church Street.
During the parade times, The Black Horse Pike will be closed to all traffic between Davistown Road and Church Street. The marked detour route for northbound traffic is College Drive to Peter Cheeseman Road to Erial Road to Blackwood-Clementon Road to the Black Horse Pike.
Southbound traffic is Church Street Erial Road to Peter Cheeseman Rd to College Drive to the Black Horse Pike.
Officers will be on location at both closures points. To avoid delays, drivers should seek an alternate route of travel.
For questions regarding the detour, please contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500. For questions regarding the parade, please contact the Blackwood Fire Company at 856-227-7798.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) November 27, 2012, 9:41:17 PM EST
The peloton rides through downtown Los Angeles during the final stage of the Tour of California on May 20, 2012. The Tour unveiled a route which for the first time in its eight-year history will take riders from Southern California to a finish in the north of the state.
The Tour of California unveiled a route which for the first time in its eight-year history will take riders from Southern California to a finish in the north of the state.
NJDOT has fully replaced bridge deck on Gloucester County Route 673
(Trenton) – NJDOT officials today announced that the Democrat Road (CR 673) bridge deck replacement over all lanes of Interstate 295 in Greenwich Township in Gloucester County has been completed and the roadway is reopened to traffic as of this afternoon.
Democrat Road had been closed to accommodate the reconstruction efforts since mid-July.
NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction, replaced the existing, structurally deficient bridge deck, parapets and sidewalk. The $1.65 million project is also resurfacing the road at both bridge approaches and some curb and guide rail upgrades are being made. The project is expected to wrap up in early 2013.
Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.
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I found this album of photos from the Gloucester High School Class of 1965 Class Reunion held at Wheaton Village in Millville on October 21, 1995. See how many of the faces you reconize without looking at the names.
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John Ryan, photographer, reporter and ad salesman for the Gloucester City News took these photos in the 1980's. John has since passed away.
Looking down from heaven John will be happy to see his photos are still being used.
Over the next couple weeks more photos will be added to this album.
If you have a photo you would like to see published in any of the albums listed on this site you can e-mail them to BillGCN@verizon.net. Or if you want call 456-1199 and someone will come out and pick the photo up. It will be returned.
Our first Memories album was so well received I decided to start a second one. If you have any photos you like to submit to add to any of the albums on our site send them to BillGCN@verizon.net. Please include a brief description and the approximate year the picture was taken.
The photos were taken at random from several Gloucester High School and Gloucester Catholic year books along with some photos of a few class reunions. If you have a photo (s) you like to submit send it along with a description to BillGCN@verizon.net.