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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... 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 &... 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 www.mccannhealey.com 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... 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... 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.,... 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... Read more →

Outdated West Deptford law allows officials to sign up for health-care plans - NJ.com

By Gina Bittner gbittner@sjnewsco.com 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... Read more →

Andrews Announces Newly Rehired Camden Police to Report to Duty

Image via Wikipedia Federal grant allows 19 officers to return to their beat Camden, NJ – At a swearing-in ceremony this past Monday, Congressman Rob Andrews joined Camden Mayor Dana Redd in announcing the re-hiring of 19 Camden police officers who were laid off in January. This welcome news comes on the heels of Camden re-hiring 55 police officers and 31 firefighters last month who were also laid off earlier this year. The rehiring of these 19 police officers was made possible through a $4.3... Read more →

Top 10 pitching prospects for the MLB Draft

By: Kevin Askeland | MaxPreps.com 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →

“New Jersey approach” earns international award

New Jersey Center for Teaching & Learning honored for science initiative Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 At a time when many policymakers fret about American students’ lagging math and science scores, national experts are holding up the “New Jersey approach” to math and science instruction as the new international standard. On May 20, a panel of global experts selected the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) as a Gold Award winner in a worldwide education competition at the Learning Impact Awards in... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

BOB INGLE: NJEA offers revised history on one tax | courierpostonline.com

Hogwash. The NJEA misleads. And talk about hypocritical. The so-called millionaire's tax was installed by Gov. Jim McGreevey -- and it applied to people making $400,000 so it is a half-millionaires tax. Gov. Jon Corzine and the Democrat-led Legislature put in a temporary surtax that also applied to less-than-millionaires. They designed it to end Dec. 31, 2009, and it did. Between then and when Christie became governor, they passed and signed into law other bills but not their millionaire surcharge. Only after Christie took over... 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... 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... 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 (heraldnet.com) Memorial Day Services | Barry Willoughby (jamespatrick1.wordpress.com) Samsung scholarship applications available (gloucestercitynews.net) Tuesday's Tantrum... 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... Read more →

John Paff:Citing statute as reason for redaction ruled insufficient

In a May 24, 2011 decision, the Government Records Council (GRC) held that that it is improper for a records custodian to simply cite a statute as its reason for suppressing or redacting a document. The GRC stated that "simply citing to a specific provision of a law would force a requestor to search out the law and identify those provisions that may apply. It is often possible that members of the New Jersey citizenry would have no knowledge of where to find a particular... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Dogs in Cars

(CNBNEWS.NET) by Dawn Watson The following article was taken from: www.doglaw.hugpug.com/doglaw It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. Most people don't realize how hot it can get in a parked car on a balmy day. However, on a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees -- and hit a scorching 160 degrees if parked in the sun! Even when the outside air temperature... Read more →