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August 2009

Chuckles submitted by Ken MacAdams

This blonde decides one day that she is sick and tired of all these blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid. So, she decides to show her husband that blondes really are smart. While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house. The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand. Her husband arrives home at 5:30 and smells the... Read more →


Adams NEC Rookie of the Week - Rider University Broncs

Image via Wikipedia LAWRENCEVILLE-Jackie Adams of the Rider University field hockey team was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for all games played the first week of the season it was announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. "This was a great accomplishment for her," said head coach Lori Hussong. "She was effective inside the circle and put herself in position to be ready to score and that is what we need her to do." Adams, a 5-2 forward from Medford Lakes, New Jersey... Read more →


American Hero: Spc. Abraham S. Wheeler III, 22, of Columbia, S.C.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Abraham S. Wheeler III, 22, of Columbia, S.C., died Aug. 28 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.Related articles by Zemanta American Hero: Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur, 26, of Hilo,... Read more →


Thomas Menna, of Mt. Ephraim, Vietnam War Navy Vet, Bellmawr Postal Employee

On August 28, 2009. Age 69. Of Mount Ephraim. Loving son of the late Leonard D. and Elizabeth B. Menna (nee McDermott). Father of Traci L. (Mike) Deninno and Deborah L. (Ray) Corda. Step-father of Theodore J. (late Caroline) Howarth and John T. Howarth. Predeceased by his step-son; Joseph J. Howarth. Loving grandfather of 9. Thomas proudly served our country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked 35 years as an Automotive Mechanic for the United States Post Office in Bellmawr.... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines for September 4th issue

Bellmawr School Board Will Dedicate Betty Sheppard Memorial Park October 1 Hundreds Attend Rep. Rob Andrews’ Town Hall Meeting About Universal Health Care Gloucester City, Developer, Make Chatham Square Apts. Deal For 50 Townshouses Gloucester City Rotary Invites Business And Civic Leaders To September 16 ‘Happy Hour’ Meeting Plans Getting Finalized For Gloucester Day October 3 Publisher Emeritus Bill Cleary Highlights Problems Of Overgrown Bushes And WeedsRelated articles by Zemanta Dead whale washes up at Coast Guard Base..The year ? (gloucestercitynews.net) In your Own Words:... Read more →


BROOKLAWN: 2009 ShopRite Wiffleball Reunion Predictions

By CNB Sports Tummy Tee ( 6-5 ) Collins- Defending champs? A year older, slower, and less committed! Jeep MacAdams ( 7-5 ) MacAdams, Ainsley- Ainsley, if you cant beat em’ join em’! Barth Accounting ( 8-5 ) Scully, Walker- Always all business… Shoprite ( 9-5 ) Kozenewski- Tadd would rather announce than play! C & J Auto ( 9-5 ) Fahy, Sharyky- Fahy afraid to play after Sharky meltdown in Wiffle Palooza two years ago. Sal & Pats ( 2-1 ) Boulden, Herman, Farlow-... Read more →


When East Meets West: Summary of New Regulations for Foreign Residents in Japan

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. …in addition to my commentary of this past week. Old New Name of Law----Alien registration Act. Immigration control and Refugee Act. Entity in Charge-Municipality in which residing. Immigration Bureau. Identification Card.-Alien Registration Card. Residence ("Zairyu") Card. Duration of Visa. - Typically three years. Typically five years. Re-entry permit. - Required when leaving Japan. Not required if returning to Japan within a year. Where to update personal information.According to the old law residence municipal office.The new law requires you to... Read more →


Why won't Chris Christie put up a fight? - Paul Mulshine

But there are three problems: One is that Christie has made statements supporting that bill -- though if he read it he'd realize it guarantees suburban towns will never get tax relief. The second problem is he still has not released his own property-tax relief plan, though he promised to do so six months ago. And then there's the third problem: Christie seems to have gone into hiding. Usually at this point in a campaign, the challenger is running all over the state seeking to... Read more →


An Ecological Approach to Managing Forests in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

by Bob Williams Since 1978, when the U.S. Congress created The Pinelands National Reserve, the Pine Barrens of New Jersey have been under the regulatory jurisdiction of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, which is charged with its protection. Spanning 1.1 million acres, the reserve is the largest open space on the eastern seaboard between Boston, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Virginia. It lies next to the most concentrated highway, rail, and air-traffi c corridors—and the most densely populated region—in America. But if you stand on Apple Pie... Read more →


Stonehill Rallies Past Holy Family, 3-1

Boxscore LAKEWOOD, N.J. (August 29, 2009) - Stonehill College junior Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) scored all three goals to lead the Skyhawks to a 3-1 victory over Holy Family University at Georgian Court University this afternoon. St. Martin's hat trick erased an early goal scored by Holy Family freshman Megan Tole (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) just 4:58 into her collegiate debut. Junior Julia Swierzoski (Albany, N.Y./Albany) and sophomore Kelsey Mahoney (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth) collected assists on St. Martin's first two goals before she... Read more →


Where Did the Summer Go?

February 22, 2007 With the temperature change in recent days the ice on the Delaware River is thrawing. Friday's forecast calls for a mostly sunny day with a high of 39 degrees. Saturday will be sunny with a high of 40 and a low of 25. Sunday there is a change of rain. The photo was taken from the pier at Proprietors Park, Gloucester City, NJ looking north towards the Walt Whitman Bridge. The boat in the foreground is docked at Holt Cargo Systems, also... Read more →


Phila. Newspapers, top creditors agree on several points | Philadelphia Inquirer

After months of squabbling on multiple fronts, Philadelphia Newspapers L.L.C. and its major creditors announced a series of accords yesterday that should quicken the pace of the company's bankruptcy case. The settlements, however, do not mean the end to conflicts. At the conclusion of a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here, the company and the creditors disagreed strenuously on whether the lenders could use the debt they were owed in a bid to buy the company. via www.philly.com Related articles by Zemanta Creditors Back Michael... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Killed in Crash

Officer.com Breaking News E-Alert Sunday, August 30, 2009 Responding Nebraska Deputy Killed in Crash By ANDREW J. NELSON Omaha World-Herald, Neb. A Platte County sheriff's deputy was killed this morning in a crash just north of Cornlea, Neb. Deputy Christopher Johnson, 34, of Columbus, was enroute to a reported crash with injuries. He was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala patrol car on Nebraska 91 when the fatal accident occurred. The Nebraska State Patrol said a westbound 2000 Freightliner semi tractor trailer turning left onto the... Read more →


Neighborhood Blight Will Destroy A Community

BILL'S POINT OF VIEW: By Bill Cleary This will be the third year I have written about this property located at the corner of Lane and Thompson Avenues, Gloucester City. As you can see from the most recent photo (s) taken on August 27th the bushes/weeds are so overgrown they extend over the sidewalk blocking pedestrian traffic. Because of the condition of the property I complained on August 20 to Third Ward Council members Jay Brophy and Kellie Ferry, who live just a stone’s throw... Read more →


Campaign Manager Bill Stepien's Letter to ELEC Chair Jerry English

Thursday, August 27, 2009 Jerry Fitzgerald English, Chair New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission 28 West State Street 13th Floor Trenton, NJ 08608 Dear Ms. English, I learned for the first time yesterday that NJN has decided to unilaterally change the long-settled debate schedule because of pressure from the Corzine campaign (the only campaign optionally participating in the debates due to their self-funding status). NJN's decision to bow to pressure from the Corzine campaign is extremely disappointing, and suggests that NJN will allow the Corzine... Read more →


Welcome Back to School

New Jersey Schools Begin New School Year with New Graduation Requirements, Academic Standards and Reforms in Many Areas As children say goodbye to another summer vacation and begin the familiar rituals that lead up to the return to school, educators throughout the state are hard at work preparing for a year that will be punctuated by major reforms on many levels. These reforms are led by changes in state academic standards to reflect the expectations and challenges of the 21st century, and more rigorous and... Read more →


American Heroes: Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, of Mondovi, Wis.; and Pvt. Taylor D. Marks, 19, of Monmouth, Ore.

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Aug. 28 in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Both Soldiers were assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard in Portland. Killed were: Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, of Mondovi, Wis.; and Pvt. Taylor D. Marks, 19, of Monmouth, Ore. Read more →


Get Out of Afghanistan and Everywhere Else

by Jacob G. Hornberger If there was ever a classic example of a quagmire, it has got to be Afghanistan. Hey, they’re going on 8 or 9 years of killing the terrorists and just now getting a good start. What began out as a quest to kill or capture Osama bin Laden has morphed into long-term occupation of the country. Hardly a week goes by without reports of new deaths, including Afghani citizens and U.S. soldiers or allied foreign soldiers. Yet, despite the constant death... Read more →


American Heroes: Staff Sgt. Kurt R. Curtiss, age 27, Pfc. Matthew E. Wildes, age 18

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Kurt R. Curtiss, 27, of Murray, Utah, died Aug. 26 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of... Read more →


American Heroes: Capt. John L. Hallett III, Capt. Cory J. Jenkins, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer, Pfc. Dennis M. Williams

DoD Identifies Ar my Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 25 in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were: Capt. John L. Hallett III, 30, of California. Capt. Cory J. Jenkins, 30, of Arizona. Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer,... Read more →


Atlantic 10 Offices To Relocate To Newport News

Press Release August 13th NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade (photo) announced the Atlantic 10 Conference office will relocate from Philadelphia to Newport News, Va. The announcement was made at a press conference from the Rotunda of the Newport News Marriott at City Center. The relocation process will be completed later this fall. "Moving the office to a new region of the Atlantic 10 footprint is an opportunity to further brand the A-10. Newport News is a vibrant, growing city and Hampton Roads... Read more →


American Hero: Cpl. Darby T. Morin, 25, of Victoria, Canada

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Darby T. Morin, 25, of Victoria, Canada, died Aug. 22 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Related articles by Zemanta American Hero: Spc. Joshua R. Farris, 22, of La Grange, Texas (gloucestercitynews.net) American Heroes: Spc. Justin... Read more →


Letters: Kudos to Dr. Cancell

I wanted to write in and tell everyone just how wonderful of an experience I had at Dr. Cancell's office recently, he is the podiatrist in town. Eleven days ago while I was visiting my parents who live in Cape May Court House, NJ I injured my foot. On the following Sunday the pain was so bad I had to go to the emergency department at Cape Regional Hospital (formally Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital. On a side note I was recently laid off from my... Read more →


Philly: The Cupcake Truck To Debut Friday, August 28

Buttercream baker Kate Carrara's Cupcake Truck will make its mobile debut Friday, Aug. 28, at noon on the 15th Street side of Love Park (1500 Arch St.). Buttercream is operated out of Philly Kitchen Share 1514 South Street in Philadelphia, PA. Kate used to practice law but decided that it was more fun to be "the cake lady" than "the deposition lady." From www.buttercreamphiladelphia.com Buttercream was born out of a dissatisfaction with store bought treats and a craving for fresh confections made with love. Buttercream... Read more →


Christie Renews Call for the Creation of Independent State Auditor

Newly Released Records Prove Jon Corzine Asleep at the Switch While Taxpayer Dollars Abused and Wasted PARSIPPANY, NJ - Today's news of wasted dollars across multiple government agencies is shocking in its scope, but not surprising considering the recent news of misused and abused taxpayer dollars in Corzine's Developmental Disabilities Department and the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. The fact that this practice is commonplace throughout Corzine's Administration gets at the root of New Jersey's growing economic problems. While New Jerseyans continue to be overwhelmingly taxed,... Read more →


American Hero: Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, 20, of San Clemente, Calif.

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, 20, of San Clemente, Calif., died Aug. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Related articles by Zemanta American Heroes: CWO Rodney A. Jarvis, Sgt. Michael W. Heede Jr., Staff Sgt. David S. Spicer (gloucestercitynews.net) AMERICAN HEROES: Cpl.... Read more →


Help Wanted: Gloucester City Seeking Code Officials, Apply by 4 PM Today

Gloucester City will be interviewing for the Provisional Positions of Construction Code Official and Plumbing Sub Code Official on Friday, August 28. These positions are presently held by Robert Scouler who submitted a letter of resignation on August 19, 2009 stating he will retire on August 31, 2009. Anyone interested in applying for these positions must submit your resume by Thursday, August 27, 2009 to the City Clerk’s Office, 512 Monmouth Street. Note from Bill: This Notice was found today while surfing on the Internet.... Read more →


Gloucester City: Body Found, Investigation Continues

At approximately 1 PM today Gloucester City Police and EMS responded to a call about a dead person found at a home in the 800 unit block of Jersey Avenue. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Medical Examiner have been notified. A City Police spokesperson said the incident is still under investigation, however at this time it appears the decease person died of natural causes. Related articles by Zemanta Three Juveniles Arrested for Making Homemade Bomb (gloucestercitynews.net) Brooklawn Police Blotter for June and... Read more →


SPOTLIGHT ON BATH DESIGNS, etc

By Sara Martino GLOUCESTER CITY-A professional staff with a combined 36 years of experience will be on hand to greet you when you visit the new bath design etc. showroom which is now located at 520 S. Broadway , Gloucester City. The showroom which previously was located at Broadway and Division Street, had a grand opening in May 2008 with a new façade of stucco and stone thanks to a grant from the UEZ. PHOTO: Bath Designs etc, 520 South Broadway Lori Kenney and her... Read more →


NALC Accuse House Republicans of Smear Tactics

Setting the record straight: The NALC issued a point-by-point rebuttal of a grossly inaccurate, partisan attack on the Postal Service and its 700,000 employees, perpetrated by by the House Republican Conference in an underhanded bid to derail health care reform. “This smear cannot go unanswered,” NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said. “This attack on America’s most trusted agency is deliberately misleading and unjustifiably undermines public support for the Postal Service.” NALC statement—summary | full text via www.nalc.orgRelated articles by Zemanta Commentary: About that Saturday mail... Read more →


SPOTLIGHT ON CARR'S HARDWARE

By Sara Martino GLOUCESTER CITY-“We have always strived to please our customers with economical prices in our Hardware Store. Now, with the decline in the economy, our customers are more attune in spending their money, and they know we have always tried to save them a $1 or $2,” said Frank Carr. Frank along with his mother, Jean and his sisters Sue and Kathy, provide special service to their customers whether they come in for one light bulb or one set of screws. One customer,... Read more →


WHEN EAST MEETS WEST:Foreign Residency Rule Change in Japan

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. I have obtained more information after quite a lot of research regarding foreign residency in Japan ,making it easier to keep tabs on foreigners who have overstayed their visas and who have been residing in Japan legally . The Japanese Lower and Upper House is also expected to pass bills,which have the support of both the Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito ruling block and the Democratic Party of Japan,the largest opposition party. The Immigration Bureau and lawmakers worked out the... Read more →


SPOTLIGHT ON GLOUCESTER TRANSMISSION

By Sara Martino As members of the Better Business Bureau, Gloucester City Business Association, Knights of Columbus and the Professions Automotive Technician Association, the owners and staff of Gloucester Transmissions are dedicated to providing excellent service to their customers. Joe Carlino said the present transmission and repair facility was formerly owned in the ‘40’s by Bucky Caldwell who ran a car service garage for Buick Cars. At one time the facility was also known as the Buss Business. “We honor the on-going tradition of honest... Read more →


Antiques and the Arts Online - Mid*Week Turns Furniture World Into An Antiques World

Mid*Week's return was a blessing for all, helping to guarantee robust crowds for Antiques Week in New Hampshire and a payday for local merchants. "In a down economy, this is the first step to a strong recovery," said Bob Bockius of Mitchell Displays, a Westville, N.J., company that builds antiques shows. Mid*Week exhibitors are eager to return to the venue, which, alas, is for sale. via antiquesandthearts.com Read more →