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December 2010


Local Officials Echo Assemblywoman’s Sentiments (PARAMUS) – Assemblywoman Connie Wagner today called on the Borough of Elmwood Park to waive or refund any fees paid for the rash of parking tickets issued yesterday to snowbound cars that were ticketed due to street-cleaning rules. click advertisement..... According to reports in the... Read more →

American Legions Launches New Online Tool to Help Veterans

The American Legion has launched a new online tool aimed at helping veterans and their families learn about and understand the benefits entitled to them. The American Legion Veterans Benefits Calculator gives veterans and their families a simple questionnaire and easy access to service officers who can help them with... Read more →

American Honda Recalls Snowblowers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name... Read more →

Dec. 29 Video of Gloucester City Council Meeting

Video provided by John Schmidt Acting Gloucester City Clerk Kathy Jentsch chairs the December 29, 2010 council meeting held at 4:15 pm at the municipal building 512 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. In order to have a quorum Mayor William James and Councilman Nick Marchese, who were not present, vote via... Read more →

Better Communications are Needed between Gloucester City Government and the People

Bill's Point of View By Bill Cleary It’s time to change the way the City government has communicated with you. The Independent team is a proponent of supporting and informing the City News of all major and current developments within the community. “We are a strong proponent for more informative... Read more →

Obits: Wayne M. Eller Sr. “Pete” of Gloucester City; John Ralph Varallo, of Audubon

Wayne Eller Sr., of Gloucester City, Korean War National Guard Veteran, Retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass On December 27, 2010. Age 77. Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of 55 years to Jean (nee Hagan). Loving father of Teresa Clements (Bill), Wayne Eller Jr. (Regina), Ken Eller (Kelly), Bill... Read more →

The Year in Review A Look at FBI Cases, Part 1

12/27/10 The FBI worked thousands of investigations during 2010, involving everything from extremists bent on terror to cyber thieves, financial fraudsters, violent gang leaders, drug dealers, and child predators. As the year comes to a close, we take our annual look back at some of the Bureau's most significant cases.... Read more →

Firemen's Union is Against the Privatizing of Ambulance Service

The Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Locals 51 and 251 has issued the following press release in regards to the laying off of eight Firefighters/EMTS: With the impending layoffs of eight Gloucester City firefighters scheduled for December 23, the Gloucester City Fire Department (GCFD) has been informed of an additional... Read more →

Mary Bray Families Donate 136 sets of PJ's to Bedtime Story PJ Drive

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News MOUNT EPHRAIM NJ-During December's Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) meeting, members conducted interviews in executive session in order to fill the vacancy left by former board member Delores Ward. NEW BOARD MEMBER MICHAEL IOVACCHINI... photo by Leigh Anne Hubbs Two candidates interviewed... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Video of Hunters helping Bucks Locked in Battle

Two deer in rut are fighting a battle over territory when some hunters out in the field bird hunting come upon the two combatants on a frozen lake with their horns locked together. Over the course of 10 minutes the hunters try to separate the bucks using a large stick.... Read more →

John J. Mallard, of Somerdale, Retired Insurance Underwriter

MALLARD John Joseph On Christmas Day, December 25, 2010. Age 75 of Somerdale, NJ. Loving husband of 50 years to Mary Mallard (nee Newman). Loving father of John David Mallard and his wife Rachel of Sicklerville, Jacqueline Taylor and her husband Doug of Sicklerville and Karen Lado and her husband... Read more →

Merchantville News: Steak 38 Reopens, Share Trash Service Deal Finalized

Merchantville restaurant vets reopen Steak 38 Original owner Joe DiAmore and Ben Blumberg, of Barnacle Ben's, reopened Steak 38 this month in the Hillside Inn on Route 38 near Cuthbert Boulevard in Cherry Hill. The two Merchantville residents met in the 1960's later waited tables together at Chubby's. The Steak... Read more →

SSI Benefits for Disabled and Elderly Are Reduced Because of State Budget Deficits

By Chris Megerian/ | NJ.com Lorraine Bordo is one of about 5,970 New Jerseyans whose SSI payments will be cut next month because the state eliminated $6.7 million in subsidies. The average cut per person is $209 monthly. "I can’t pay my mortgage; I don’t have enough money," said Bordo,... Read more →

Freshwater Fishing News; SAF, ANJRPC in Court; U.S. Sportsmen Alliance Snippets; Jersey Coast Anglers Assn. January Notes

HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS compiled by CNBNEWS.NET Freshwater Fishing Issue is Available The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST is now available in PDF format on the division's website and will arrive at license agents soon. The DIGEST is also available... Read more →

Bureaucrats Secretly Implement ObamaCare

by Tony Lee 12/27/2010 Sarah Palin warned of them. And this weekend, The New York Times reported that the infamous “death panels,” which had been stripped from ObamaCare due to the public’s outrage, were revived stealthily by unelected bureaucrats through the regulatory rulemaking process. John Haywarddiscussed the potential ramifications, and... Read more →

Celebrate Benjamin Franklin's Birthday

Click here for Registration / Luncheon Tickets Pennsylvania Politics: Franklin to Rendell Benjamin Franklin and the Hon. Edward G. Rendell Long known for his role in American national and international diplomacy, Benjamin Franklin also played a major role in Pennsylvania politics. From 1736-1751 he served as clerk for the Pennsylvania... Read more →