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May 2011


An important message from the President of the New Jersey Beach Buggy Assn. (NJOA CF Council Member) regarding public access to New Jersey beaches. The NJOA CF supports public access: "I need every one and their family's to write letters to the New Jersey DEP. By June 3th 2011 opposing doing away the Public Land Trust Doc. and given control of access to the beaches to local municipalize if you care about access to beaches please send a letter. If you live out of State please write, it concerns all of us that use New Jersey's beaches tell them you... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Public Schools June Happenings

Mt. Ephraim Public Schools May 26, 2011 Press Release: June Happenings: May 31st – June 3rd- Mary Bray Book Fair (3 - 4 pm) 3rd - Mary Bray 1st Gr. Circus (1:30 pm) 8th -- Mary Bray Honor Roll Breakfast (Gr. 3 & 4) (8 to 8:30 am) 13th - B.O.E. Meeting (7:30 pm) RWK Media Center 15th - Mary Bray Fun Day ∗ June 14, 15, 16, & 17 - Early Dismissal Schedule - Grades 1st – 8th – 12:30 PM dismissal PS & K AM 8:30 – 10:15 PS & K PM 10:45 – 12:30 ∗∗16th - Gr.... Read more →


On May 26, 2011. Age 82. (nee Wills) Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Tabernacle. Loving wife of 24 years to the late Henry Fischbach, Jr. Devoted mother of Michael and Gary. Survived by many relatives. Methodist Graveside Service and Burial with her late husband will be private at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Helen Ann Fischbach. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


VINELAND, NJ: The Landis Theater Performing Arts Center invites you to enjoy an afternoon of incredible illusions, with plenty of comedy mixed in, when “The Magic Of Bill Blagg” takes the stage on Sunday, August 14 with a family-friendly 4:30pm performance. The Magic Of Bill Blagg (photo)is filled with exciting illusions, audience participation, non-stop comedy, and most importantlyBill Blagg’s engaging off-the-cuff personality. His grand-scale magic show leaves audiences rubbing their eyes in disbelief as they witness the seemingly impossible. Called “simply amazing,” by the Chicago Tribune, The Magic Of Bill Blaggincorporates lighting effects, elite stage sets, and mind-blowing tricks to... Read more →

Face of Defense: Twin Dentists' Paths Lead to Iraq

By Army Maj. Jason Billington 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment BABIL, Iraq, May 25, 2011 - Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land you in the chair of either of two brothers with an interesting story of adversity, perseverance, and the unique bond of identical twins. Army Capts. (Drs.) Aleksandr Baron and Dmitry Baron stand together outside of the dental clinic at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu, Iraq, May 6, 2011. The twin brothers are augmenting 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in southern Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Maksim Shchekoturov (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. Army Capts. (Drs.) Aleksandr... Read more →

FDA takes action against illegal marketing of tobacco products

Image via Wikipedia The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it issued 11 warning letters last week to online retailers for illegally marketing tobacco products with misleading or unsubstantiated claims or descriptors indicating that they can be used to reduce harm or the risk of tobacco-related disease. "There is no known safe tobacco product. It is illegal for tobacco companies or retailers, including internet sellers, to make unsubstantiated claims or statements that imply tobacco products reduce health risks," said Lawrence R. Deyton, M.S.P.H., M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. "FDA will pursue enforcement actions to protect... Read more →

At Reagan Gala, Secretary Cites Importance of U.S. Military Power

Image via Wikipedia By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 - At a gala here to celebrate what would have been Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates quoted the 40th president on the importance of sustaining U.S. military power. PHOTO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT "As President Reagan once observed," Gates told an audience of more than 500, "'of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the United States was too strong.'" The Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala is part of the two-year-long celebration to commemorate the centennial of Ronald Reagan, who... Read more →

Outdated West Deptford law allows officials to sign up for health-care plans -

By Gina Bittner [email protected] WEST DEPTFORD TWP. Ð Nearly a decade after his final term on the township committee, former part-time mayor David Shields is still receiving health benefits at municipal taxpayers' expense. Meanwhile, in exchange for a $3,600 annual cash payment, he waives the health coverage offered in the compensation package for his full-time public job. Shields, a Democrat who served 24 years on the township committee, is entitled to benefits for life under a little-known ordinance that dates back to the 1970s and was last amended in 2002. That township benefits package is currently valued at $26,560, according... Read more →

Top 10 pitching prospects for the MLB Draft

By: Kevin Askeland | Photo by Dean Backes Bubba Starling is regarded as the top non-pitching prospect in the upcoming MLB Draft. While there are some exciting high school position players available in the Major League Baseball draft, pitchers appear to monopolize most of the draft positions expected to go to prep players during the early rounds. As many as 10 prep pitchers could go among the top 35 picks on June 6 when the first-year player selection commences. Meanwhile, only about four to five position players have a real shot at going that high. Outfield could be the... Read more →

The Legion observes Memorial Day in D.C.

The American Legion - May 26, 2011 DoD photo To most working Americans, Memorial Day is a welcome day off, the lazy end of a relaxing, long weekend and the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season. It is marked with backyard barbeques, family get-togethers and – lately – the viewing of sporting events on big HDTVs. But, for veterans and their families, Memorial Day is a very special day of solemn remembrance and celebration of the America they and their fallen comrades have fought to preserve. In and around the nation’s capital, The American Legion is observing the Memorial... Read more →

Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Damage Brain Decades Before Symptoms Show

Scans indicate even young adults who have the gene have some white-matter deterioration By: Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A gene allele that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease starts to damage the brain 50 years before symptoms of the disease appear, a new study suggests. An allele is one of two or more forms of a gene. In 2009, scientists concluded that the clusterin (CLU) gene boosts the chances of Alzheimer's disease by 16 percent, but it wasn't clear how it increased risk. This new study concluded that the C-allele of the CLU gene... Read more →

NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - State Record Grass Carp Caught

State Record Grass Carp Caught May 26, 2011 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that a Grass Carp caught by James Dempsey, Jr of Ewing New Jersey on May 12, 2011 is officially a new state record. The huge fish was taken from Curlis Lake in Mercer County and weighed an astounding 55 lbs. 8 oz., surpassing the previous record set in 2008 by Homer Tye by one pound, one ounce. That record fish was also from Curlis Lake. James was casting from shore using a St. Croix Mojo Bass rod and Pflueger Bait Caster reel with... Read more →

Four Thoughts on Memorial Day

1st THOUGHT: "The Tip of the Spear." In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Military Air Defense Radar a ten minute 'heads up' if they will be transiting Iranian airspace. The following conversation was heard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz. Iranian Air Defense Radar: "Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself. "Aircraft: "This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace. "Air Defense Radar: "You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace... Read more →

VIDEO: Memorial Day, A Time to Remember

We would like to take a moment to pause from all of our political activity to remember this weekend from where our freedoms are derived and secured. It is through our armed forces. From our very first Sons of Liberty in the Continental Army to our present day protectors of freedom, nearly 2.5 million soldiers have laid down their lives or suffered wounds so that we might live in freedom. It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It... Read more →

TCNJ athletics salutes Memorial Day

The group of five cadets marched out onto the field for the presentation of the U.S. National Anthem. The Color Guard was represented by Reserve Officer Training Corps are Cadet Captain, Robin Myers, Piscataway, New Jersey; Cadet Private First Class, Mark Curran, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Cadet Private, Andre Thomas, Staten Island, NY; Cadet Private Andrew Betz, Cape May, NJ; The Cadet Officer in Charge is Cadet Sergeant, Justin Hunter, Hamilton, New Jersey. The outfielders pictured for the Lions are freshman Joe Dispoto (Nutley, NJ/Nutley), senior Anthony Palmiotto (Manchester, NJ/Manchester Twp.), and sophomore Mike Murphy (Staten Island, NY/Staten Island Tech) Ewing, NJ... Read more →

AMERICAN Legion World Series tickets on sale now

The American Legion - May 23, 2011 Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Tickets are on sale for the highly anticipated 2011 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., Aug. 12-16. General admission for a single game ticket is $7, or $30 for the entire tournament. Reserved, box and rocking chair seating are also available for additional fees. Tickets for the World Series celebration banquet taking place Aug. 11 are also available for purchase. During the evening banquet, exciting events will occur such as the recognition of the eight baseball teams, a performance by the 82nd Airborne All American Chorus, and... Read more →

You're Invited to Gloucester City's Memorial Day Services

City of Gloucester City press release The American Legion Post #135 and the VFW Post 3620, both from Gloucester City will have their annual Memorial Day services on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th starting at 9:00am. The services will begin at the Cedar Grove Cemetery , then the old St. Marys Cemetery, both on Market St., followed by a service at the Union Cemetery on Powell st., the Fire Department will have a service at the monuments at the firehouse on King St. Starting at 11:00am, services will begin at the monument at Broadway and Monmouth St. after the invocation... Read more →

Video: Is NOAA Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Washington, D C − The same organization that challenged NOAA to bragging rights for the best hurricane forecast last year using a trained chimp armed only with a pair of dice and a craps table is challenging the agency again: This time by putting two fifth graders up against the multi-billion dollar federal agency. "NOAA may have ear," said David Ridenour, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. "But he was really only our second banana. Let's see how NOAA can do against opponents with opposable thumbs." Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA,... Read more →

Diocese of Camden - Decree issued establishing Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish

Bishop Galante formally announced the establishment of Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, formed through the consolidation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro; and Our Lady Queen of Peace, Pitman, effective on June 22. The announcement establishing the new parish was made in a formal decree, which was published in the May 20 edition of The Catholic Star Herald (pages 16-17). Father James A. Casadia has been named pastor of the new parish for a six-year term. The current Our Lady of Lourdes Church will be the seat of the new parish, serving the pastoral needs of the 2,240 families from... Read more →

Thought for the Day: How Wasteful the Old Folks Were

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment." He was right, that generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to... Read more →

How to Go to Congress and Become a Millionaire - John Ransom - Townhall Finance

BY JOHN RANSOM TOWNHALL Ever wonder how people go to Congress and become millionaires? A new academic report clears it up for us. A report from four scholars, Alan J Ziobrowski; James W Boyd, Ping Cheng; and Brigitte J. Ziobrowski, titled Abnormal Returns From the Common Stock Investments of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, shows that between 1985 and 2001 members of Congress enjoyed a considerable advantage over members of the public in their investment returns. The article was published by Berkeley Electronic Press and is a follow up to a similar study done on investments by US... Read more →

Lions selected to All-Region teams

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team had three members honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic Region. Junior Mike Galeotafiore (Brick, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy) was named to the Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team as a catcher, while sophomore Scott Kelly (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor-North) was selected to the Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team at the second base position. Senior Connor Henderson (Monmouth Jct., NJ/South Brunswick) was named to the 2011 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove First Team. Galeotafiore batted .354 with a team-high 37 runs batted in, 14 doubles, and three home runs. He chalked up 52 hits, scored... Read more →


Welcome Back From Afghanistan Marlton, New Jersey Who: Cpl. Eric Renoff When: Sunday, May 29, 2011 Time: 5:45 PM Where: 7 Annapolis Drive Marlton, New Jersey 08053 Contact: David (Yellow Ribbon Club) 609-417-8640 Steve (Father) 856-904-1343 Please come out to welcome home Cpl. Eric Renoff from serving in Afghanistan. Eric is entering his third year in the Marines Corps. He is based out of New River, North Carolina. He is returning from a 9 month deployment aboard the USS Kearsarge. His tour of duty included Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya. He is -MOS – Air Frame Mechanic for CH-53- Helicopters. He... Read more →

Veterans Affairs Announces New Applications for Caregiver Benefits

The American Legion - May 13, 2011 Debbie Ambur, chief consultant and lead VA senior staff on implementation of the department’s Caregiver program, speaks during a May 9 press conference. Photo by Jacob Gadd On May 9, 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that they are accepting new applications for Caregiver benefits. Additionally, during a press conference held on the same day, VA partnered with Easter Seals which will be developing training for VA’s Caregiver Program. James E. Williams Jr. president and chief executive officer of Easter Seals, provided opening remarks at the press conference. He highlighted Easter Seals... Read more →

CNBNEWS.NET Hunting and Fishing News: NJ Black Bear Hunting Results

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has released the final results of the 2010 Black Bear Hunting Season, held December 6-11, 2010. The season was held concurrently with the 6-Day Firearm Deer Season and was open in the area north of Rt. I-78 and west of Rt. I-287. The hunting season resulted in a total legal harvest of 592 black bears. The season is one component of the state's Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy, along with education, a bear feeding ban, aversive conditioning and other strategies. Hunters are required to check in harvested bears which provides a sample for... Read more →

Worth Reading: UPDATE: $24B in bailout paid to contractors who owe millions in taxes...

Image via Wikipedia One construction company that won multiple awards of money under President Obama's 2009 stimulus program was delinquent on its federal tax bill to the tune of $700,000, even as a company executive was blowing hundreds of thousands of dollars at casinos. Yet another company failed to pay taxes, entered into a payment plan with the Internal Revenue Service, and then repeatedly defaulted on that agreement - and still won stimulus contracts worth more than $1 million, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. All told, government investigators found that during the period they examined, one... Read more →


Throwing out the first pitch at the recent Gloucester Catholic v. Gloucester High Alumni softball game is Gibbstown Mayor George Shivery who is running for re-election this November. Shivery, a former Gloucester High School teacher has been mayor of Gibbstown for 9 years. Looking on is 5th District Assembly GOP primary candidate Wil Levins, of Gloucester City. The Rams defeated the Lions 24-15 behind superb performances by MVP George Hodge (89) Mike "Kenrod" Kenney (85). Bob Chew (86) pitched Gloucester Catholic to victory .......again. The game was played at the home of the Rams in Brooklawn. "Some things never change"... Read more →

Audubon Announces Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day Service ** Monday May 30th @ 10:15 am in front of the American Legion Hall on the corner of East Atlantic Avenue & Chestnut Street. Note: The American Legion is hosting a breakfast from 7:00am to 9:30am preceding the ceremonies. We look forward to seeing you there to show respect for those that have served our country. Related articles Where you can remember those who died in service ( Memorial Day Services | Barry Willoughby ( Samsung scholarship applications available ( Tuesday's Tantrum - Memorial Day edition ( Memorial Day Is a Time to Remember - Memorial Inspiration... Read more →

Violence, Vandalism Flat at West Deptford Schools - West Deptford, NJ Patch

by Bryan Littel Incidents of violence and vandalism have remained roughly the same over a three-year period, West Deptford schools superintendent Kevin Kitchenman said in his annual report at Monday night’s school board meeting. There were 68 incidents of violence and 14 incidents of vandalism reported in the district in 2009-10, with violence down slightly from the previous year, but on par with 2007-08. Every school reported at least five incidents of violence, and the schools with larger populations reported more incidents. “Percentage-wise, it’s about the same,” Kitchenman said. The middle school had the most incidents, with 28 among 1,007... Read more →

Assembly Candidate Levins Opposes Freeholder Cappelli’s Countywide Police Service Plan

PRESS RELEASE GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – Wil Levins, 5th District Republican candidate for State Assembly, opposes the plan for a Countywide Police Service offered by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli. Sources inside the County have stated that a Countywide Police Service, that began planning in February, could come online by the end of June with Camden City as the only participant. “Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli’s Countywide Police Service plan amounts to nothing more than policemen’s union busting and another huge county taxpayer bail-out for Camden City”, Levins said. “It is being rushed through development and is not being planned appropriately to... Read more →

Black Sea Bass Season begins Saturday

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing saltwater anglers that the opening of the black sea bass season is this Saturday, May 28 - just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. DEP Commissioner Bob Martin signed the new regulations on May 25, 2011. The season runs from May 28 - September 11; November 1 - December 31 while the size and possession limit remains the same as last year at 12.5 inches and 25 fish, respectively. Anglers and for-hire vessels are also reminded that NJ recently implemented the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program (NJSRRP) on May 4,... Read more →

Race Street Pier, Memorial Day Weekend Free Activities

SATURDAY, MAY 28 & SUNDAY, MAY 29 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Grand Opening Weekend for Race Street Pier Located at the end of Race Street along the water’s edge, the new park features a combination of interesting landscape architecture and a dramatic setting that offers spectacular views of the waterfront. Visitors can walk along the treelined paths and relax in the grassy areas while enjoying amazing views of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Center City, and the Delaware River from a totally new vantage point. On Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th and 29th, Philadelphia will celebrate the opening of its newest park,... Read more →

Welcome Home Lt. Col. Sally Stenton of Cherry Hill

Welcome Back from Afghanistan Cherry Hill, New Jersey Who: Lt. Col. Sarajane “Sally” Stenton When: Saturday, May 28, 2011 Time: 11:45 AM Where: Cherry Hill Fire Station #6 301 Burnt Mill Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Contact: David (Yellow Ribbon Club) 609-417-8640 John Stenton (Brother) 609-545-8666 Please come out to welcome home Lt. Col. Sarajane “Sally” Stenton from serving in Afghanistan. Lt. Col Stenton was born and raised in Cherry Hill. She is a graduate of Cherry Hill High School East and an Honors Graduate of Westchester University. After college she worked for a number of years at the Camden... Read more →

Percy Street goes porous | South Philly Review

joint initiative between two City departments chose a Bella Vista block as the first of many potential permeable streets. By Joseph Myers| Posted May. 18, 2011 Mayor Michael A. Nutter applies water to the newfangled block. The space is playing a huge role in making Philadelphia America's greenest city. Photo by Greg Bezanis Summer has many water-related constants, among them Italian ice, swimming pools and thunderstorms. Keen on keeping residents’ attention on enjoying the first two and not dreading the third, the City’s Streets and Water departments took an early measure May 10. They unveiled the 800 block of Percy... Read more →

Video: Can I Haz Interwebz? Net Neutrality Explained

New Steven Crowder Comedy Video, "Can I Haz Interwebz? Net Neutrality Explained," Released by National Center for Public Policy Research Washington, DC − The National Center for Public Policy Research is pleased to release today a new comic video in its ongoing series of conservative videos created by and starring conservative comedian Steven Crowder. This week's release: "Can I Haz Interwebz? Net Neutrality Expla ined." In this week's video, Steven tackles the complicated issue of "Net Neutrality" -- so complicated, as Steven proves, its supporters can't even figure it out. "...Net Neutrality is a complex issue," says Steven. "Net Neutrality... Read more →

BILLS POINT OF VIEW: Congratulations Joe ; and A Friend in Need

by Bill Cleary CNBNEWSNET SECOND TO NONE!-Longtime Brooklawn American Legion Coach Joe “Pop” Barth along with friends and family celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Brooklawn Legion baseball program earlier this month. Over 300 people attended the affair that was held at the Legion Home, on Railroad Avenue. When Kevin Callahan of the Courier Post asked Joe what it meant to him to be coaching for six decades now, Pop said in his typical fashion "damn if I know." Pop means so much to Bob Nannay, who played shortstop for Brooklawn in 1958, he came from his home in Old... Read more →


press release POSTING DATE: 5/26/2011 GENERAL LABOR JOB#: DPW001-S-PT Audubon Department of Public Works is seeking three (3) part-time temporary / seasonal staff for general labor duties to include but not limited to trash collection, recycling collection, leaf collection, lawn maintenance and other various responsibilities as needed. Must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid NJ drivers license. Job Category: Part Time / No benefits Pay Rate: $9.00 - $10.00 per hour DOE Location: Borough of Audubon Hours: 7:00am - 12:00pm Monday - Friday (25 hours) All interested candidates should stop by the Borough Hall to fill... Read more →


Gloucester City High School Lions baseball team will face Pennsville in the second round of the South Jersey Group 1 playoffs on Friday. The game will be played at the Lions field, Route 130 and Market Street. The starting time has been changed from 4 PM to 3 PM. Related articles Sports: Lions Take Leap to Second, Play Again on Friday ( Lions Take Group 1 Leap ( City of Gloucester Proclamation Honoring Amateur Radio Operators ( Pennsville man hid in trunk, threatened officers with mop handle to avoid arrest, police say ( Gloucester Catholic #1...Millburn, Roxbury, Hunterdon Central... Read more →

City of Gloucester Proclamation Honoring Amateur Radio Operators

Whereas, Amateur Radio operators are celebrating over a century of the miracle of the human voice broadcast over the airwaves; and Whereas, Amateur Radio has continued to provide a bridge between peoples, societies and countries by creating friendships and the sharing of ideas; and Whereas, Amateur Radio Operators have also provided countless hours of community services throughout these decades; and Whereas, these Amateur Radio’s services are provided wholly uncompensated; and Whereas, the State also recognizes the services Amateur Radio’s operators also provide to our many Emergency Response organizations, including the Fire Department, Police Department and the office of Emergency Management;... Read more →

DRPA Targets Seat Belt Violators through “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

Now through Sunday, June 5, the Delaware River Port Authority’s Public Safety Department will join other law enforcement agencies in the region to step up enforcement and education of New Jersey’s Primary Seat Belt Law. The campaign, Click It or Ticket, is sponsored and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is part of New Jersey’s annual effort to increase seat belt use through a combination of heavy enforcement, advertising and public awareness campaigns. Variable message signs at all four DRPA bridges will inform drivers of the Click it or Ticket campaign. photo: Ben Franklin Bridge DRPA CEO,... Read more →

Election 2012: Generic Presidential Ballot - Rasmussen Reports™

For the third week in a row, voters remain almost evenly divided over whether they want to reelect President Obama or elect a Republican to replace him. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that the president earns support from 45% of Likely Voters nationwide, while a generic Republican candidate picks up 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Last week, the Republican earned support from 45% of voters, while Obama attracted 43%. The week before that, the president held an equally modest 45% to 43% lead. Rasmussen... Read more →

William W. Messenger Jr., former Bellmawr Councilman, County Park Police Officer, GHS Alumni

Suddenly, on May 24, 2011. Age 64. Of Rio Grande. Formerly of Bellmawr and Gloucester City. Wonderful and beloved husband of 12 years to Sherri (nee Quirk). Loving father of Stel “Sis” Messenger, William W. Messenger III, Michael J. Messenger (Dawn) and previous husband of 27 years Estelle Messenger (nee Moller). Caring brother in law of James Moller. Cherished grandfather of 10. Bill was a graduate of Gloucester High School. He proudly served our Country in the U.S. Air Force. Bill worked 30 + years as a police officer for the Camden County Park Police. He was a former Bellmawr... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Board of Education News for May

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News During the Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) Reorganization Meeting May 9, three board members were sworn in by Business Administrator Melissa Raywood. photo by Leigh Anne Hubbs... Incumbents Rocco Vespe (left) and James Pacetti, (center) with 248 and 209 votes respectively, were re-elected and newcomer Joan Greenwood received 272 votes. She replaced former member Michael Iovacchini. Mount Ephraim taxpayers defeated the proposed budget increase of 4.4 percent by a vote of 302 to 208, and the School Board plans to discuss the budget with the Mayor and Commissioners. President Dominick Cipolone was... Read more →


BELLMAWR NJ- Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Task Force 33 was dispatched at 23:36 hours to the Bellmawr Manor Apartments Unit 181 for a reported apartment fire with entrapment. B-303,Squirt 32 and BLS 3 arrived 3 1/2 minutes after being dispatched. Crews encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions. The fire had auto extended from the first floor unit and communicated up the outside gaining access to the cock loft through the sofit. Crews made an aggressive knock on the fire and quickly discovered the occupant had succumb to his injuries. The crews were able to get ahead of the fire by... Read more →

Video: Goldendoodle Owners Unaware Their Dog Dozer was Running a Marathon

Link submitted by Jack Heath Dozer’s owners had no idea that the active young dog had joined more than 2000 runners around mile 5 of the 13.1-mile race. Although many runners saw the canine running the course and drinking water from cups at the water spots. The Maryland Half Marathon is looking at ways to involve Dozer in the future. He currently has his own fundraising page on the race website where he’s raised nearly $1900 for cancer research. Read more →

Meadowbrook Mews Townhouses for Sale; Price Range $167,000 to $195,000

By Albert Countryman Jr. Gloucester City News Thanks to the efforts of the Orens Brothers transforming the Chatham Square Apartments into three bedroom homes, the housing stock in Gloucester City has improved. ARTIST SKETCH OF MEADOWBROOK MEWS Meadowbrook Mews, at Route 130 near Klemm Avenue, is offering new townhomes with everything brand new and a five-year, graded tax abatement program. Units are now being sold in the first building facing Klemm, and ultimately 100 apartments are being upgraded and renovated into 50 homes with a price range of $167,000 to $195,000, said Jon Orens of Oren Bros. Real Estate Inc.,... Read more →

West Deptford on Fox29- Former Mayor Dave Shields-Incredible

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. - Fox 29's Steve Keeley shared a preview of a story he's been working on out of New Jersey. It involves West Deptford's former Mayor David P. Shields and the benefits package he has received from several different government positions he has held. Watch some of the video from when they chatted about the matter, and see the full report tonight on the Fox 29 News at 10. Watch Live Online: Fox 29 News at 10 Looking Into NJ Official's Benefits: Read more →

Gloucester City Board of Education News for May

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News President Louisa Llewellyn began the May Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) meeting reading from its Code of Ethics, and then students made presentations. Student representatives from Gloucester Junior-Senior High School, Vincent Ren and Abigail Weiss, shared their winning submissions from the VFW’s recent essay contest on patriotism. click advertisement Vincent, an eighth grader, and Abigail, an 11th grader, have been invited to share their essays during Memorial Day celebrations around town. Then, students Kaitlyn Gurcik, Nicole DeMarco, Justin Ly, Nicole Nieves and Nina Ahrens presented a Power Point demonstration on forensic science under... Read more →