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JERSEY CITY, NJ(NJCUGothicKnights.com) | New Jersey City University will hold its annual men's basketball alumni game on Saturday, January 12 at 12 p.m. at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center on 'Coach Charlie Brown Court.'
TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a Camden man was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring to distribute heroin. He was indicted last year with 27 other alleged members of a major heroin and cocaine network in the Camden area.
(CN) - The U.S. government must start the new year recalculating Medicare and Medicaid payments, plus interest, for more than 100 hospitals, a federal judge ruled. Four of these hospitals first filed suit on Nov. 2, 2011, complaining that the Department of Health and Human Services miscalculated the payments owed to them for treating a disproportionate share of low-income patients without private health insurance. Such hospitals are classified as disproportionate share hospitals.
A creditor argues that the California city’s bankruptcy is a sham.
3 January 2013
Suppose you go on a spending spree, purchasing luxury items on credit such as a vacation home and new cars. Part of you knows the good times won’t last forever. Nevertheless, you decide to buy things you can’t afford, convincing yourself that you need and deserve them. In the process, you make some investments that don’t pan out. When ends don’t meet, you go to the bank and take out loans to pay off your older balances. Now deep in a financial hole, you hit upon a plan to climb out: simply default on your new loans by declaring bankruptcy and propose that the court let you do so without selling off mostof those new toys you bought.
This is essentially the path taken over the past decade by the northern California city of Stockton, which filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last June. City officials ramped up spending on new public buildings and downtown entertainment venues and committed to lifetime medical care for city workers. The city structured its public-employee pensions in a way that guaranteed multimillion-dollar retirements for police officers and firefighters after a few decades on the job. California’s second-most-dangerous city, Stockton has been forced to lay off scores of public-safety employees to help pay for the profligacy.
When the city couldn’t meet its pension obligations in 2007, officials turned to lenders, including Lehman Brothers, and borrowed $125 million in pension-obligation bonds, the municipal-finance equivalent of taking out a new loan to pay ongoing mortgage expenses. The bonds bought the city some time, but the housing-market collapse dealt a devastating blow to Stockton’s rickety finances. Five years on, city property-tax revenues haven’t rebounded, and the inland port city in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley remains one of the most troubled real-estate markets in the country.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Judge David N. Hurd of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York issued a ruling permitting all of the plaintiffs' claims to proceed in a nationwide class action alleging that Citibank (NYSE: C) and MidFirst Bank improperly force-place high-premium flood insurance policies on homeowners across the United States.
In their Complaint, plaintiffs Gordon Casey and Duane Skinner allege that Citibank and MidFirst Bank have a policy and practice of force-placing unnecessary flood insurance coverage above the amounts required by their borrowers' mortgage contracts and by federal law. Citibank, MidFirst Bank and their affiliates asked the Court to dismiss the case, asserting that the borrowers' mortgage contracts permit them to force-place high premium flood insurance coverage in amounts the banks deem necessary. However, the Court denied the defendants' motions to dismiss and decided that the plaintiffs' claims alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, violation of the Truth in Lending Act, and violation of the New York Deceptive Practices Act can proceed.
CAMDEN — A Pennsylvania woman, who claims Camden police fatally beat her son after his arrest at a waterfront concert, can take her case to a jury, a federal judge has ruled.
Ginger Katzenmoyer of Phoenixville, Pa., alleges her 21-year-old son Brett was beaten while handcuffed during his arrest in a waterfront parking lot and after being taken to a city hospital on Aug. 18, 2007.
But attorneys for the city and its police force say officers acted properly in subduing Katzenmoyer, whose blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit for intoxication.
In his decision, U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler said a jury should decide between each side’s conflicting account.
In part, Kugler noted Ginger Katzenmoyer’s lawsuit includes a statement from a security guard at Virtua Camden, who claimed he intervened to stop a police beating of the son. In contrast, a Camden internal-affairs detective who investigated the police officers’ conducts said he felt the guard’s account was not credible.
“At this point, there has been no factual determination,” said John Eastlack, who is representing the city in the lawsuit. “The only thing that a judge has said is a jury is going to have to make a decision.”
Thomas Martin, an attorney for Ginger Katzenmoyer, could not be reached.
Kugler’s ruling marks the latest court action related to chronic violence at concerts on Camden’s Waterfront.
Two patrons filed lawsuits in June over injuries that occurred during altercations outside the Susquehanna Bank Center. One suit accuses Camden police of beating a Philadelphia woman before a country music concert in June 2010; the other says a Honolulu man was knocked unconscious by a 19-year-old at a Jack Johnson show in July 2010.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former executive with The American Humane Association claims in court that the group "bowed to political and financial pressure" by not reporting the HBO series "Luck" for abusing racehorses. Barbara Casey sued The American Humane Association, The American Humane Association of California, Home Box Office, and Stewart Productions in Superior Court. Casey claims she lost her job as director of production in the Humane Association's film and TV unit after complaining about mistreatment of horses on "Luck."
The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority is hosting The 6th Annual non-denominational group wedding, civil union and vow renewal ceremony in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Boardwalk Hall on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013.
When: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm Where: Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in The Ballroom Cost: No cost. A limited number of guests are welcome to attend Contact:ACWedding@accva.com or (609) 449-7126
Westfield, NJ - Governor Chris Christie's campaign raised over $2.1 million since its launch on November 26, 2012. In just 36 days without a single event and in the midst of the holiday season, contributors donated an unprecedented amount to support the Governor's re-election.
Donna Coleman Pianist: The Lost Lady Paris, Havana, New Orleans, New York, and Beyond
The influence of J.S. Bach and Frédéric Chopin on the evolving Ragtime tradition
Free, Community Event Wednesday, January 16 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Musser Auditorium, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA Details/register at www.sgps.psu.edu/events
World-acclaimed, American born concert pianist and recording artist Donna Coleman wanders from Leipzig to Paris, Havana, New Orleans, Sedalia MO, and Ann Arbor MI to trace the idea of Ragtime from Johann Sebastian Bach to the present in this concert-with-commentary featuring works by Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, Poulenc, Cervantes, Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Pulitzer-Prize Winner William Bolcom who wrote the title track for Dr Coleman’s compact disc recording, The Lost Lady, to be released on the OutBach® label in 2013. Dr Coleman held academic positions in three US universities before joining the faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia as Head of Keyboard in 1995.
(cnbnews.net) There are many types and brands of food marketed for dogs. How do you choose which ones are the best for your dog?
Economics plays a role in everyone’s life and some food products are just out of reach of some budgets. Don’t be intimidated into thinking that the more expensive it is, the better dog owner you are! Sometimes, healthy food can be made in your own kitchen!
I make my dogs’ food and recommend several supplements that can be easily purchased on-line or at a health food store.
Here is my recipe for ‘kibble’:
Mix together 2 cups whole wheat flour (or, if your dog has allergies you can use rice flour), 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 egg, and a half cup of powdered bone meal. If the ingredients are too pasty add a bit of water. Pinch off bits onto a cookie sheet. The bits can be any size. The different sizes can be broken after it’s baked. Place in the oven at 400 degrees until it’s hard. Wait until it cools and store in an air tight container.
Here is what I put on top of the kibble:
Place carrots and chicken thighs with enough water to cover in a crock pot or large pot. Cook for about 2 hours. Cool and store in a container in the
At feeding time, microwave enough of the mixture to cover the kibble. Remember to remove the bone from the thighs.
If you’d like to put your dog on a multi-vitamin you can ask your veterinarian to recommend one. I personally do not; my dogs seem fit and healthy eating the food I cook for them!
If you have questions about this or any other dog-related topic, please feel free to call me at 856.981.8957. There is never a fee for a phone or email consultation.
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WEST TRENTON, N.J. (Jan. 3) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is pleased to announce the launch of an online reporting system for its Water Supply Charges Program (WSCP). Designed to simplify surface water use reporting for WSCP participants, the new system eliminates the need for the currently used paper reports.
The WSCP includes approximately 400 surface water sources that report either annually or quarterly. In the new system, each user is assigned a unique, secure log-in, allowing electronic input of water use data and automatic receipt of an invoice based on that data. All reporting beginning in 2013 must be completed utilizing the electronic system. Reporting and payment deadlines remain unchanged.
July of 2012 was notable for several reasons: the hottest month on record, both
parties gearing up for the presidential campaign, and the voluntarily acceptance of harsh NCAA sanctions by the Penn State Board of Trustees, which includes Governor Tom Corbett.
A half -year later, all have evolved predictably: it’s cold, the President won, and Corbett has flip-flopped in an ill-fated attempt to bolster his image in the PSU/Jerry Sandusky scandal. The Tom and Jerry Show --- a tragic comedy --- just keeps getting better.
In a nakedly obvious political calculation, Corbett has reversed himself on the penalties, and is now suing the NCAA for “overreaching and unlawful sanctions."
Wow. What a change of heart, since it was only last July when he stated, “part of the corrective process is to accept the serious penalties imposed by the NCAA on Penn State University and its football program."
The $64,000 question is “Why?” Why the 180-degree change, and why now, instead of when the sanctions were announced? For those answers, let’s play Corbett’s version of Let’s Make A Deal:
Corbett answer behind Door Number One: "I wanted to thoroughly research the
When it comes to school construction in New Jersey, 2012 ended as the quietest year in recent history, according to NJSBA.
School boards in 2012 proposed the fewest school construction questions on the ballot – and voters approved the fewest, and the smallest amount, in dollars – since NJSBA began tracking school construction in 1997.
Decline in Approvals Voters last year approved 11 of the 20 school construction proposals on the ballot, for a total of $106 million in new construction.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) offered legislation today on the first day of the new Congress that will head off one of the thorniest problems of the previous Congress – constant and pointless wrangling over the debt ceiling.
Fattah, a senior Appropriator from Philadelphia, introduced the "Ending Fiscal Cliffs Act of 2013," one of the first bills before the 113th Congress. The legislation streamlines the process of raising the debt ceiling – which Congress could face within two months - to avoid paralyzing political maneuvers.
January 3, 2013 TRENTON—An Ocean County, New Jersey man today admitted that he ran a real estate investment fraud scheme that caused $200 million in losses and then laundered the proceeds of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Eliyahu Weinstein, a/k/a “Eli Weinstein,” a/k/a “Edward Weinstein,” a/k/a “Eddie Weinstein,” 37, of Lakewood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to two counts of the indictment pending against him: one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of money laundering. Weinstein’s trial on these charges was scheduled to start January 7, 2013. Weinstein’s co-defendant, Vladimir Siforov, is charged in the indictment with three counts of wire fraud and remains a fugitive.
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY – (January 4, 2013) – Camden FOP Union President Mr. John Williamson issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing efforts to dismantle the Camden Police Department and replace it with a Countywide Metro Police Department:
“Mayor Redd, City Council President Frank Moran and Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli continue to show reckless disregard toward the citizens of Camden.
“The process to replace the Camden City Police Force has been an ongoing battle for two years. The process has lacked transparency and was conceived to achieve a political solution.
“The mere fact Mayor Redd, Police Chief Thompson and Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli continue to defy Camden City Council member Brian Coleman’s formal request to obtain important financial documents, in itself, is reason enough to halt this process.
“It is shameful the process to dismantle a police force with more than 141 years of history was done thru a political and bureaucrat process instead of a truthful public discussion and public vote. The public deserves to have their questions answered, and deserves to make the final decision.
“The FOP will continue to oppose any effort to dismantle the Camden Police force as a Metro Police Force is untested, unproven and ultimately lacks the independent leadership necessary to make it a reasonable public safety solution.”
The Camden County Police plan will start laying off members of the current Camden police force April, 2013. Camden Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1 represents over 270 Rank and File members in Camden’s 141 yr. old police department.
It's been a year of eye-popping records for student debt. Outstanding student loan debt surpassed credit card debt, with one government estimate pegging total student loan debt at more than $1 trillion.
Such staggering figures drew renewed attention to the fact that rising higher education costs and falling government support for state colleges and universities has burdened individual students and their families with immense debt — all at a time when new graduates face anemic prospects for getting a decent job.
UPI) - A New York newspaper that drew nationwide anger after publishing gun-permit holders' names and addresses is now protected by armed guards, the publisher said.
The increased security at The Journal News, which covers the lower Hudson Valley just north of New York City, comes as the newspaper promised to forge ahead with plans to expand its interactive map of pistol-permit holders to include a third county.
It also comes amid a several-hour scare at the newspaper's White Plains office when an envelope containing a suspicious white powder arrived in the mail.
Local officials said they determined the substance in the envelope was not a threat.
The Gannett Co. newspaper published an article Dec. 23 titled "The Gun Owner Next Door: What You Don't Know About the Weapons in Your Neighborhood" after the mass school shooting in nearby Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six adult staffers dead.
The article was accompanied online by an interactive map showing a database of pistol-permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties (tinyurl.com/agvla2p).
The newspaper has been criticized for publishing the data, which it obtained legally through the state's Freedom of Information Law.
Others said they felt the report shed light on the presence of legally permitted guns in their communities.
If you’ve followed my Just Sayin’ column you probably know a lot about my life. For those of you that have yet to peer into the slightly cockeyed World of Me, here is a quick update:
Moved to Gloucester City, opened a business, became a widow, started dating, reconnected with a fellow I loved in the ‘70’s, he moved in. It just made companionship and financial sense.
Being a middle-aged lady with a new room-mate has certain qualities I never considered. For example, I had to re-learn how to make foods I haven’t made in 30 years, (like halupkies and perogies) since he is Ukrainian and his mother always made them for him. Also, I’d forgotten that they’re really good.
Although I don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands I thought, for the benefit of mankind, or at least, those that read this unknown, voluntary writer's works, I should compile a list of things that other folks of a certain age might consider before taking the live-together plunge. Here is my list, in order of importance:
10. Make rules. House rules, kitchen rules, going out rules.
9. If one of you falls down, the other has to pick him up.
8. If one of you falls down and the other can’t pick him up, agree on which daughter you will call to come over and help you.
7. Keep finances separate. You don’t want to know if he bounces a check. And he doesn’t need to know that you bought shoes you’ll never wear, just because they were pretty.
6. If you don’t already have a dog, get one. You may need to blame it for something.
5. If one of you is on Medicare and the other doesn’t qualify yet, try not to be jealous of the meds. On the other hand, saying things like, “Yeah, I got my Prilosec for 5 bucks today,” is bragging. And you will not get your perogies.
4. Make sure your home has 2 bathrooms. If it doesn’t, install one. The savings in paper towels will make up for the cost in no time.
3. If only one of you can drive, the other one is not allowed to criticize the driver. Unless, of course, he can’t find his way home.
2. Get 2 televisions sets, with cable. You will get along much, much better. Old habits are hard to break and a 24-hour “Murder, She Wrote” marathon might not work for one of you.
And the Number One Rule for people that have decided that companionship at any age is a good idea: Life is short. Make the most of it. Enjoy every day, every hour, every minute.
English: Jon Runyan, member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It has been more than 66 days since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in South Jersey, devastating the homes and businesses of our friends and neighbors. This Hurricane has caused billions of dollars in damage, uprooting individuals and families from their homes, forcing businesses to close, and resulting in lost jobs and revenue. Unfortunately, despite historical precedent and the tireless work of Governor Chris Christie and the entire New Jersey Congressional Delegation, the federal government has still failed to act to help New Jersey rebuild.
(Washington Twp., NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro announced today that Gloucester County has exceeded the 18,000-acre mark for permanently preserved farmland and open space.
Freeholder Director Damminger said, “The Gloucester County Office of Land Preservation has been working to make settlement on some major land acquisitions for the county that not only put us over the 18000-acre mark in permanently preserved land, but also put the county over the 15000-acre mark in permanently preserved farmland.”
January 2, 2013 NEWARK, Del. - - While preparing to defend its Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) College Cheerleading Small Coed Division II National Championship, the Wilmington University cheerleading squad has taken another step forward, qualifying three partner stunt groups to compete at the UCA Partner Stunt National Championships, all taking part in Orlando on January 18-20.
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ-On January 3, 2013 at approximately 3:19 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to a call from an alert resident about a suspicious person who was seen entering a vehicle in Sturbridge Oaks. Responding GTPD officers immediately set up a perimeter and began searching for the subject. The subject was located and arrested while he was in the act of burglarizing a vehicle.
TRENTON, NJ—Lydell B. Sherrer, a former deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC), was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for attempting to obtain $10,000 from an employee in exchange for securing that person’s continued employment with the department or its private contractor, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ-On January 2nd, at approximately 11:43 AM, The Gloucester Township Police received a report of a two vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on the Black Horse Pike at Eighth Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers found one vehicle in the roadway, one vehicle in the adjacent parking lot and one male pedestrian lying in the parking lot.
Overnight closure announced for Interstate 295
Safety barrier, highway lighting and other work needed along ramp in Camden County
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that the Interstate 295 southbound Al-Jo Curve ramp underneath Interstate 76 is scheduled to be closed overnight this weekend in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim, Camden County.
To create a safe and efficient work zone for the crews to attack all the maintenance needs of this ramp, the connection will be closed to motorists from 10 p.m. Saturday, January 5 until around 9 a.m. Sunday, January 6.
Brian M. Mertz (DOB 3/13/78), of 50 Dubois Ave., Woodbury NJ was ordered today (1/3) to serve 50 years in New Jersey state prison for what the sentencing judge said was a fatal beating, stabbing and choking in May 2002 that “must have caused unimaginable terror” to his victim, 22-year-old Clarksboro NJ resident Jennifer Whipkey.
(Sewell, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholders would like to remind residents to get vaccinated for seasonal flu. Getting a flu vaccination will reduce the chances of acquiring seasonal flu and lessen the chances of your spreading it to those around you.
Residents can register in advance for an appointment online at: www.njpublichealth.com (select Gloucester County flu shot clinics), or stop by the Gloucester County Department of Health on the following dates/times:
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (CN) - A public high school illegally suspended a student after he sent an
image of a revolver in a text message criticizing a classmate, his parents claim in Federal Court. The text-message conversation occurred in the evening, off school property, and involved only a few students, parents Dennis and Judy Lee Bradford say in their lawsuit against the Norwich City School District and its superintendent, Gerard O'Sullivan. Norwich, pop. 7,000, is 70 miles northeast of Binghamton, in south central New York. The Bradfords claim the suspension violated their son's First Amendment rights and interfered with their "liberty interest" in raising him as they see fit.
An instructor (R) shows a Utah teacher how to use a gun during a concealed-weapons training class for teachers in West Valley City, Utah, on December 27, 2012. Amid a national debate on how to stop gun massacres in public places, one town in New Jersey began posting armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year Wednesday
CNBNEWS received the following E-mail recently from Karen Bowe Lilley about her father, Tom Bowe who was presented with the NJSIASA 2012 Award of Honor in December.
"I'm sending you this email in reference to my father, Thomas Bowe, who was born
left - David Frazier (President) right- Tom Bowe.
and raised in Gloucester City.
"On December 3 he was given a very important award from the NJSIAA(New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association). He was awarded the 2012 Award of Honor.
"He was a referee for 25 yrs and very active with the association. I guess the only way to really explain this connection is to basically type what the program said about him."
A person cannot talk about the history of the NJSIAA and the IAABO without mentioning the name Tom Bowe. A pioneer, Tom's innovations and contributions have changed the direction of both organizations. Can any Athletic Director imagine life without the List Serve? Tome Bowe is the one to thank. He also started the NJSIAA office automation and eventual move to the Internet. He took many people who had no idea what email, databases, and the Internet were and converted them into technology junkies. With his help, New Jersey was one of the first states to go on the Internet and was a source of advice to the National Federation for their early Internet applications.
TRENTON - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today reminded residents that televisions, computers, electronic tablets, e-book readers, and monitors that have been replaced by new electronic holiday gifts cannot be thrown out with the trash but must be taken to designated recycling collection points as required by state law.
A call came in; an urgent dispatch went out. A far Rockaways resident – partially blind and in declining health – on one of the top floors of a high rise had gone without his diabetes medication for days. He needed urgent assistance.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “in an angry news conference decried the ‘selfishness and duplicity,’ the ‘palace intrigue,’ ‘the callous indifference to the people of our state,’” ABC News reported.
Representative Peter King (R-NY) accused Boehner of “plunging ‘a cruel knife in the back’ of storm-ravaged residents ‘who don’t have shelter, don’t have food.’”
The real “selfishness and duplicity,” however, comes from those who insist that this bill is meant for Sandy’s victims—when in reality, it is a special-interest money fest. This is a terrible way to treat storm victims, by piling on other projects and tying them to an emotional legislative vote.
It amounts to exploiting disaster victims, which is inexcusable. That’s where the anger should be focused.
The estimate of insured losses from Sandy comes in around $20 billion—but the total aid package proposed is three times that amount. Roughly $28 billion of the request is marked for future disaster-mitigation projects.
The bill includes funding for Head Start, the federal day care program. As Heritage’s Lindsey Burke, the Will Skillman fellow in education policy, explains, some Head Start centers may need repairs from hurricane damage, but handing the program $100 million—as the Sandy aid package would—is a large expenditure that deserves more scrutiny.
Other questionable items in the package, which have received wide media coverage, include money for fisheries in Alaska, free money for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and repairs to the Smithsonian. Heritage’s Patrick Louis Knudsen adds that “there is the truly audacious $17 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, an embarrassingly transparent slush fund.”
As Heritage visiting fellow Matt Mayer has said, there is a much larger issue here. The spending request:
reflects the President’s cavalier attitude toward spending and deficits. He intends to exploit loopholes in the Budget Control Act that allow this new spending, above existing spending limits, without offsets. In an era of chronic trillion-dollar deficits, this is an act of willful fiscal negligence.
Mayer says the priority should be Sandy’s real victims: “all requests for funding for federal departments and agencies that does not flow to states, localities, businesses, or citizens for response and recovery activities should not be included in this supplemental request.”
Hurricane Sandy is the type of disaster that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) should address. Federal assistance is needed. But the Obama Administration’s exploitation of hurricane victims for billions in additional government spending deserves an angry response from those affected by the storm.
PARCHINSKI – Deacon Paul Michael of West Deptford, went home to be with our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 29, 2012. He was 70 years of age.
The Lord blessed Paul in two ways: to connect with a deep love and compassion for everyone he met and to have a great sense of humor; that coupled with his warm smile, genuine ways and the passion for the word of God, helped him to make friends easily.
Born in Blakely, PA and raised in Chester, Paul started from humble beginnings. He graduated from Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE in 1960. He then graduated from the Drexel Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. The New Jersey Zinc Company in Gloucester City was the first to employ him in 1967. From there he traveled to Novara, Italy where he worked with Montecontini Edison until 1971. Returning state side, he found employment with Seaview Petroleum, Paulsboro in 1971. Then employed with CITGO Petroleum until he retired in 2001 as Senior Environmental Advisor. Paul was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.
(CN) - Feld Entertainment , owner of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will receive $9.3 million
from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to settle long-running litigation regarding the circus' care of elephants. The parties filed papers to dismiss the case in the federal court in Washington, D.C., ending a legal battle that had gone on for more than a decade. In a complaint filed in July 2000, ASPCA, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Fund for Animals and others alleged the circus mistreated its performing elephants in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. http://www.fws.gov/hunting/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Garden State Deer Classic is slated for January 10 - 13, 2013 as part of the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show taking place at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.
This year's display and show promises to be the best ever. Continuing on the success of last year's program, the newly refurbished Deer Classic and Division of Fish and Wildlife display will be a focal point for the show. To complement the already high quality vendor and educational seminar line-up, the Show has added several new attractions like the 3D Archery Tournament and Kids Zone , which are sure to excite the outdoor enthusiast.
(cnbnews.net) Annette George, owner of the Soup ‘R Market, picked up the list of her New
1. Replace cracked glass on the meat cooler.
2. Walk two miles each morning before work.
3. Lose 15 pounds by summer.
4. Take a class in Spanish.
She thought about the kind of person she’d be at this time next year with all those things done, and it made her smile. Then she looked out the window at the snow and crossed off number two. “Each morning” was just too … too, inflexible. It’s always best, she thought to make promises you can keep.
For the second time in the last 90 days, the Borough of Bellmawr held honors for another departing Councilman.
After approximately 36 years at the post, Councilman Lou Di Angelo sat on the panel for the final time during last week’s meeting, having lost the June Primary Election to Councilman-elect Steve Hagerty.
As the Director of Recreation for many of those years, Di Angelo was instrumental in developing and overseeing numerous Borough-sanctioned programs and activities – including the summer youth work and day programs.
JANUARY 1, 2013-Delivering a “State of the County” address that underscored a continuing commitment to lower taxes and that officially unveiled three new initiatives, including the creation of a newDepartment of Cultural Affairs, Joe Donnelly today was sworn as Director of the Burlington Board of Chosen Freeholders for the second time in his five-year tenure.
Pledging to make “County government a stronger player in the economic and social well-being of our constituents,” Donnelly, of Cinnaminson, made cultural diversity a theme of his message. He said that the new department would ensure that County government recognized and fostered “a culturally rich, inclusive and inviting climate, whether the issue be education, the arts, or human needs.”
Special Workshop Production Will Feature Four Talkbacks Hosted by South Jersey Reporter and Columnist Kevin Riordan
CAMDEN, N.J. — January 2, 2013 — The South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre company located in Camden, New Jersey continues its eighth season titled “Home in Waterfront South” featuring a special workshop production of the newly discovered EXORCISM: A PLAY IN ONE ACT written by Eugene O’Neill.
New Jersey Watchdog has been named “Best Investigative Blog” as part of the 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards. The 4th annual list by Doug Ross is billed as “the most prestigious new media awards in the conservative blogosphere.” (Please note NJ Watchdog plays no political favorites in pursuing its mission of exposing waste, fraud and corruption in New Jersey government. )
Click here for Ross’ complete list of 50 top blogs.
Harrisburg (January 2, 2013) – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), calling its sanctions against Penn State University arbitrary and illegal, saying they would result in irreparable economic damage to the university, the commonwealth and its citizens.
“Penn State football has played a major role, not only as a focus of campus life, but as a generator of revenue for a proud university, a leading tourist attraction and a creator of jobs in the state,’’ Corbett said.
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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.