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June 2011

Government Charges 4 Philadelphia Men with RICO

PHILADELPHIA—United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, FBI Special Agent-in- Charge George Venizelos, and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, today announced the unsealing of a second superseding indictment1 against Kaboni Savage, Robert Merritt, Steven Northington, and Kidada Savage, charging each with conspiring to participate in a long-term, large-scale violent drug trafficking enterprise that operated primarily in the North Philadelphia area from at least late 1997 to 2010 (“RICO” conspiracy). The second superseding indictment alleges that Kidada Savage participated in the plot to firebomb and murder the six members of federal witness Eugene Coleman’s family on October 9, 2004, while federal charges were pending against her brother Kaboni Savage, Steven Northington, and others. Killed in that fire were Coleman’s mother, Marcella Coleman (age 54); Coleman’s infant son, Damir Jenkins (15 months old); Marcella Coleman’s niece, Tameka Nash (age 34), and her daughter, Khadjah Nash (age 10); Marcella Coleman’s grandson Tahj Porchea (age... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo) is quoted as saying that the State Department was "instrumental in sealing the deal" for Lady Gaga to appear at the June 11 Euro Pride concert in Rome. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows: The Obama administration has U.S. troops fighting in four wars—Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen—and yet the Secretary of State has time to lobby Lady Gaga to attend a homosexual extravaganza in Rome. The fact that the Queen Monster performed near the Vatican was clearly not a problem for Secretary Clinton. Lady Gaga is known in Catholic circles for strutting like a tramp while dressed as a nun, swallowing rosaries, taking liberties with the Cross, and parading around in glossy-red habits. None of this, obviously, is seen as problematic by the Secretary of State. One would think that a feminist might object to a video that... Read more →

Group Overcomes Odds to Replenish Oyster Reefs

Image via Wikipedia WILMINGTON, Del. — Sea captains employed by the Delaware Bay Oyster Restoration Task Force are currently wrapping up efforts to replenish oyster reefs off Delaware and New Jersey. This comes after the task force successfully raised $200,000 to continue its seven-year-old program. According to past experience, these efforts will boost the economies of local bayshore communities by approximately $5 million over the coming years. Rutgers University has estimated that past investments in shell planting have resulted in a return of at least $25 for every $1 invested in oyster restoration, and in some years much higher. A report released by the University of Delaware in May notes that retailers and wholesalers paid almost $3.7 million for last year’s harvest alone. In addition to stimulating the economy, oyster restoration also results in cleaner water and better fish habitat. But shell planting needs to be done in June or... Read more →

Bishop Galante: Change can be difficult

by Bishop Joseph Galante Bishop of the Camden Diocese We have been going through much change lately as we move to consolidate from 124 parishes to 70 in order to better serve six major pastoral priorities: the need for improved liturgy, lay ministry, the need for an increase in priestly vocations, developing outreach to young adults and youth, compassionate outreach to those who need assistance, and the desire to promote faith formation at all ages. It has meant hard work, as pastors and lay people pull disparate communities together in service of the Gospel. Now the first fruits of those changes are beginning to emerge. During these past few months, I have had the privilege, thanks to a series of deanery meetings held throughout the diocese, of listening to the stories of how our parishes are meeting our pastoral priorities. So far, we’ve had seven of these nine scheduled meetings,... Read more →

Camden County Library System Has a Lot to Offer Kids

Start with a summer reading program that’s as diverse as its theme. VOORHEES, N.J. – June 23, 2011 – ‘One World, Many Stories’ is the theme for the 2011 kids summer reading program and the series of program events planned for the summer reflects this diverse theme. Meanwhile the teen and ‘tween theme this year is ‘You Are Here’ that invites readers to explore both their inner world and the world around them. The summer reading program offers special incentives to get into reading. By registering and keeping a log of their reading activity, participants can earn chances to win prizes through drawings at the different branches throughout the summer. Readers can register online for the summer reading program on the library system’s website at or by visiting their local branch for in-person registration. The following events are scheduled at our different branches for the summer reading program which... Read more →

John Paff: Four Gloucester City Officials Fined for Refusing to File FDS-

The State Local Finance Board recently fined four Gloucester City officials $100 each for refusing to file the Financial Disclosure Statements (FDS) due on April 30, 2008. The four officials who were fined are: Ryan Murphy, Planning & Zoning Board Jack Brandt, Planning & Zoning Board Alternate Colleen Hagan, Library Board Joanne B. Gurick, Library Board I originally filed my complaint on September 11, 2009 against nineteen (19) Gloucester City officials for failing to file their FDS. On January 31, 2011 and February 28, 2011, I received updates from the Local Finance Board advising that: a) the following four officials had filed their forms: Former Councilman William R. Hagan, Planning/Zoning Board members Patrick Cerone and Jean McLaughlin and Board of Health member John Schmidt. b) Clerk Kathleen Jentsch determined that the following officials weren't required by law to file Financial Statements, even though the city previously told them that they... Read more →


The Riversharks Infielder is assigned to AA Akron Aeros The Riversharks announced today that Raul Padron has been signed by the Cleveland Indians and assigned to AA Akron Aeros. Padron’s final at bat with the Riversharks was a game winning, walk off RBI Double. He was third in the Atlantic League and leading the team in batting average (.335), was leading the team in on base percentage (.385), and was tied for the team lead in home runs (7). “I love that the [Riversharks] gave me an opportunity. Now I [got] signed and am going back to the minor league affiliates and my goal is to try as hard as I can to get to the Big Leagues” said Padron. Throughout his minor league career, Padron has alternated between catcher and first base. His versatility is one of his strengths and he played both positions well. Over Padron’s six year... Read more →


Douglas Kroll, Last Updated - June 29, 2011 1:43 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – We may be at a new home, 3 miles down 13th Street, but so much is still the same. South Carolina is still the national champion. When Ray Tanner arrived at South Carolina in 1997, it took until 2002 to reach Omaha and the College World Series. 2011 CWS Quick Reference Guide CWS Championship Series Monday: South Carolina 2, Florida 1 (11 inn.) Tuesday: South Carolina 5, Florida 2 Looking Back: Complete College World Series Recaps and Highlights CWS Features: Why They'll Win It All Surprisingly Similar | Leading the Way Craving More Than Baseball | Offensive Woes Harrell the Hero | Customs Alive and Well Bears Still in Play | Relief Effort Emmanuel Halts 'Horns | Falling in Cal's Favor Return Felt Quickly | Bullpen Steals Show CWS Firsts at TD Ameritrade | Making History... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET The Gloucester City Carnival will open tonight (Wednesday) at the High School, Route 130 and Market Street. Earlier today workers were making the final preparations. The event is sponsored by the Gloucester City PBA #40. The carnival runs until Saturday night, July 2. Rides, games, food and fun. Midway by Lynam's Amusements. As an added attraction several police officers have volunteered for the "Dunk Tank". Here is your chance to take your "best shot" and not be arrested. At the same time you will be supporting a worthy cause. Proceeds go to a number of charities that are sponsored by PBA Local 40. Related articles Update on June 28 Shooting in Gloucester City ( Breaking News: Shooting in Gloucester City; Victim in Critical Condition ( TIPS AND SNIPPETS: You Are Invited; OPRA Lawsuit; The Nanny State, Goodbye Dan ( Update on Accident Victim Ken MacAdams ( Read more →

After 55 Years Sister Nora Foley Retires

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Sister Nora Foley was born the daughter of a farmer and homemaker in Killarney, Ireland. She grew up with her three brothers and two sisters on a 100-acre farm, where one of their daily chores was to milk the cows before walking two and half miles to school. CLICK ADVERTISEMENT Sister Nora knew early in her life that the Lord was calling her. On August 28, 1952, she boarded a ship and left behind her homeland and a family that she loved dearly to come to an unknown country. On September 2, after five long days on the ocean, the ship finally sailed into New York Harbor. When she saw the Statute of Liberty, she thought, “Lord, here I am. I come to do your will.” While in New York, Sister Nora lived with family, and worked for a few years as a file... Read more →

Save St. Mary Grammar School Committee Meeting Tonight at 8 PM

CNBNEWS.NET-The committee to Save St. Mary Grammar School, Gloucester City invite all those interested to attend tonight's Committee meeting, 8 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Monmouth Street at the railroad. The primary item on the agenda will be to calculate all money earned by fund raising and pledges to date. Committee member Jamie Hutchinson states, "We invite and encourage all to attend. Anyone who has yet to make a pledge, but is still interested in doing so, will be able to do so at the meeting. Anyone with questions can feel free to email me at " click advertisement Related articles BENEFIT ST. MARY'S SCHOOL ( Breaking News: Shooting in Gloucester City; Victim in Critical Condition ( Camden Diocese Rep. Explains Why St. Mary Grammar School Has Been ( High Speed Chase Begins in Woodbury Hts. Ends in Gloucester City ( Breaking News:... Read more →

Catholic Star Herald - Father Killeen to retire; Msgr. Morgan to serve as pastor of St. Mary and St. Thomas More

Bishop Joseph A. Galante announces that Father John C. Killeen, pastor of St. Mary, Cherry Hill, will retire June 30. Upon the retirement of Father Killeen at St. Mary’s, that parish will be clustered with neighboring St. Thomas More Church (both are located on Springdale Road in Cherry Hill). The parishes will remain independent, but will have one pastor, Msgr. Thomas J. Morgan. Father Killeen, 75, has been pastor of St. Mary since 1983. He previously served as pastor of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Cape May Court House, 1974-76, and St. Joseph, Sea Isle City, 1976-83. Born in Ireland, Father Killeen attended St. Patrick’s Seminary, Carlow Ireland, and was ordained in the cathedral there June 13, 1959. Three months later he began his ministry in the United States, as parochial vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Woodlynne. He also has served at St. Lawrence Parish, Lindenwold; St.... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on where gay marriage is headed: Whenever the American people have had a chance to approve gay marriage, they have rejected it. In the more than 30 states that have put this issue to a vote, homosexuals have never won. The only arenas they have been able to score a victory are in some state legislatures and courts. In other words, this is a classic case of the people vs. the elites. Ultimately, this issue will not be resolved in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court: it will be decided by a constitutional amendment. Though the Federal Marriage Amendment prevailed in the House in 2006 by a margin of 236-187, it failed to achieve the necessary 290 votes required to pass a constitutional amendment; two-thirds of both chambers of Congress, and three-fourths of the states (38), are needed. Standing in the way of... Read more →

Update on June 28 Shooting in Gloucester City

( City Police Chief George Berglund issued the following statement on the shooting that occurred last night, June 28, in north Gloucester City. "The Gloucester City Police along with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that took place last night at approximately 10:15pm on June 28th. The shooting occurred on the Collings road side of INDCO Chemical company near the loading dock. The victim is a 22 year old male from Camden who suffered a gunshot wound through the back. "We have several leads and are currently actively working on identifying the shooter. We know that several males were involved and that the shooter is believed to be a short stocky Hispanic male wearing a black do rag. He was with two other Hispanic males. The actors all fled on foot. If anyone saw anything in that area at that time please call the Detective Carl... Read more →

Empty Building on Broadway Will Be New Home of Gloucester Travel

By Linda Boker-Angelo Gloucester City News Following a spirited discussion, members of the Gloucester City Planning Board approved preliminary plans for a second-story addition to a former gas station at Broadway and Middlesex Street, pending resolution of a sidewalk issue. The property, which had been in the City’s possession, was purchased by the owners of Gloucester Travel & Cruise, currently located across the street at 114 N. Broadway. Local attorney William Dilks, Esq., represented the applicants, who purchased the travel business in 2004. Dilks outlined co-owner Robert Booth’s plans to add a second floor apartment to the long-vacant building. Booth intends to move Gloucester Travel into one side of the first-floor retail space and then move himself into the proposed two-bedroom apartment. Booth said another commercial tenant would “hopefully” lease the additional retail unit on the ground floor, and his engineers offered up a site plan providing at least eight... Read more →

Gloucester City School Board Votes 5-3 Not To Renew Supt. Contract

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News After going into executive session last week, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) came back out and voted not to renew the contract of School Superintendent Paul Spaventa, which has one year remaining. click advertisement When the meeting was brought back to Public Session, a vote was taken concerning Spaventa. Voting no were Louisa Llewellyn, Ed Hubbs, Jackie Borger, Linda Bittmann and Mike Gillen, who attended as an alternate for the first time for Bruce Darrow, the Brooklawn representative. Voting yes were: Pat Hagan, Adam Baker and Kathy Hughes. Abstaining from the vote were Gina Levins and Bruce Marks. Reacting to the vote concerning the non-renewal of his contract, Mr. Spaventa said he was disappointed in the vote and thinks the staff is disappointed as well. Spaventa is proud of the work that the staff has accomplished under his leadership. He said many... Read more →

Breaking News: Another Shooting in Gloucester City; Victim in Critical Condition

( Gloucester City Police Officers responded to the 200 block of North Broadway last night for a report of a shooting. According to police spokesman Lt. Brian Morrell at 10:26 pm officers responded to the 200 block of N. Broadway for a gunshot victim. The victim, a 20 year old male from Camden City, stated that he had been robbed by three Hispanic males behind Independent Chemical on Essex Street. The male was shot in the chest and taken to Cooper Hospital where he is in critical condition. The victim was unable to identify any suspects, however, investigators are working on several leads in the case. On May 1 there was another shooting in Gloucester City which occurred in the 300 block of Middlesex Street. A suspect in that case was arrested by police. In a exclusive interview with CNBNews Gloucester Police Chief George Berglund was asked to comment about... Read more →

High Speed Chase Begins in Woodbury Hts. Ends in Gloucester City

Tuesday, June 28 (CNBNEWS.NET) Monday evening around 10 pm there was an incident near Route 676 and Market Street, Gloucester City that involved several police departments. A faithful reader of CNB sent the following Tip via email Monday at 10:30 pm. “Hey Bill! Something big is going on, any word what it is? I was driving down Market, toward Mt Ephraim, the police have it closed off right at the entrance at Route 42 on Market Street. , I tried to go north on Rt. 130 towards Klemm Avenue at the rail road tracks.... and they had the street blocked off as well. Now I HEARD (and you know how Gloucester is) that there was a high speed chase on Rt 42 from Woodbury to the Market Street exit ramp in Gloucester City. The car flipped over the guardrail coming up the ramp and the guy got out and shot... Read more →

Camden County Named Green Community by State |

Camden County has been awarded a Green Community Grant from the State of New Jersey. The Green Communities Grant is a cost-sharing grant that requires a 33.3% match of the total project amount by the recipient. “We are proud that Camden County’s hard work has been recognized by the state,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs. “This is part of Camden County’s continued commitment to our environment.” Under the New Jersey Shade Tree & Community Forestry Assistance Act of 1996, the New Jersey Community Forestry Program awards Green Community Grants to county and municipalities to hire an outside firm to assist in the production of a community forestry management plan. Camden County has two years to complete a Community Forestry Management plan which will be an essential five year guide to successfully achieving a healthy and safe community forest. “By developing and... Read more → Sports:MIKE LAMB SIGNED BY THE YANKEES

Camden’s Starting First Baseman Heads to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees CAMDEN, NJ: The Camden Riversharks announced Wednesday that first baseman Mike Lamb has been acquired by the New York Yankees organization. Lamb was tied for second in the Atlantic League in hits (54), was fifth in on-base percentage (.418) and was tenth for batting average (.320). In his last 11 games he had 10 hits and three home runs which brought him to seven home runs for the year, tying him for the Riversharks lead. He recently provided the team’s only offense in the 2-1 win over the Long Island Ducks on Monday, driving in the team’s only runs with a single and a double. “The Riversharks continue to provide the opportunity for players like Mike to reach the major leagues. The caliber of baseball we have here is quite impressive and that's what we want to continue to provide our fans"... Read more →

Holland PA. Boy Scout Supports Troops in Middle East

Nick Trivelis, of Holland PA. Bucks County, is working toward his Eagle Scout. Nick is 17 years old and attends Council Rock High School South in Bucks County Pennsylvania. He is in Boy Scout Troop #147, Bucks County. When Nick chose a project he wanted to make a difference. He decided that supporting the men and women in Afghanistan would be the greatest way to show those who are in harms way, that they are not alone and that there is support back home. Nicks exact words about his project were “I wanted my project to be unique and personal and bring the troops some entertainment and a distraction from the horrors of war”. With that, Nick went on a quest and the results are huge. He reached out to the Yellow Ribbon Club. When given suggestions, he began and completed one of the largest collections that ever took place... Read more →

Audubon Celebration Committee Thank You -

The ACC would like to express its immense gratitude for the hard work and support of the following individuals: Craig Burgess HughE Dillion Ken and Rosann Endt Glen Hare at Audubon Hardware Eileen Lord Robin Scardino John and Michelle Scullan Janelle Stefano Kevin Urban Chase and Jen Utley Tina Van Osten at The Treehouse Coffee Shop Tiffany Wilson And a very special thanks to ... Audubon Borough Clerks Audubon Department of Public Works Audubon Fire Department Audubon Fire Police Audubon High School & the Facilities Department Audubon Police Department Audubon Women's League BJs Wholesale The Explorers The Mayor and Commissioners Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corp The Mayor and Commissioners Nick n' Joe's Pizzeria Red Oak Creative Toscana Pizzeria & Restaurant via Read more →

New Jersey Policy Perspective: Busting the

As a matter of fact... Busting the myth: The real numbers show N.J. is not the most overtaxed state in the nation Tax Myth: New Jersey has the highest tax "burden" of any state in the nation. Tax Fact: When it comes to state and local government, people who live in Wyoming pay a greater percentage of their income to taxes than do people who live in New Jersey. In The Sunday Star-Ledger, New Jersey Policy Perspective dispels some of the persistent myths about state and local taxes in New Jersey. Analyzing unaltered data from the U.S. Census and the U.S. Department of Commerce, NJPP shows that residents of seven other states, as well as the District of Columbia, devote a higher percentage of their personal income to state and local taxes than do those of us who live in New Jersey. The highest tax state, as it turns out,... Read more →

Update on Accident Victim Ken MacAdams

NOTE: Ken is now at home. (CNBNEWS.NET)Ken MacAdams, who was involved in a traffic accident on Sunday, remains in the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. KenMac has been diagnosed with a fracture neck and a hair line fracture in his spine. Ken is wearing a neck brace and has to stay immobile. Today he is to be fitted for a back brace. Patti Pryzwara who was driving the car, Ken was in the front passenger seat, told CNBNews earlier today, that she has aches and pain all over her body and has a number of contusions "Having to stay immobile is causing Ken a lot of anxiety. He can't watch TV because of the way the neck brace is fitted. Although he is in a lot of pain he still wants to come home." The couple were driving home from the shore when a vehicle ran a red light and broadsided their... Read more →


BRIDGEPORT, NJ (June 25, 2011) – On a beautiful summer evening at Bridgeport Speedway, Carl Locuson earned his first victory in the 600cc Micro-Sprint class. In the 270cc Micro-Sprint race, Jonathan John, of Gloucester City NJ collected career win number one. Warren Stradley continued his winning ways by taking home the checkered flag in the 4-Cylinder Stock Car class. In the 600cc Micro-Sprint main event, Carl Locuson took advantage of his pole starting position and grabbed the lead with Chris Panczner and Eric Brobst in tow. With six circuits completed in the 20-lap race, Locuson was just beginning to stretch out his lead when the yellow flag flew for Rick Stief who lost a wheel and came to a stop on the outside of turn three. When action resumed, Locuson kept his lead with Bob DeVault climbing into fourth after starting the race in ninth. At the halfway point, Locuson... Read more →

South of South receives BigBelly cans | South Philly Review

By Alexis Abate Posted Jun. 23, 2011 After the South of South Neighborhood Association raised the needed funds for two BigBelly trash cans, the City's Streets Department installed the receptacles at 23rd and Christian streets and 18th and Catharine streets two months ago. Photo by Ryan Donnell As pieces of paper and plastic bottles blow down the street with a gust of wind, it’s no wonder trash and litter have become two major neighborhood concerns. With an increase in recycling and the implementation of single streaming, improvements have been made, but more may be needed. When residents in the South of South Neighborhood Association catchment area, which spans the area from South Street to Washington Avenue and west of Broad Street, were surveyed last year, a vast percentage identified trash and litter as two challenges with about 70 percent requesting more trash and recycling receptacles, so continue via Related... Read more →

ROBERT F. "BOB" McCAFFREY Jr. of West Deptford

ROBERT "BOB" F. JR. of West Deptford, NJ on June 15, 2011, aged 55 years. Beloved husband to Linda L. Devoted father of Kevin and Valerie. Loving son of Josephine (nee Pacholski) and the late Robert F. McCaffrey, Sr. Dear brother of Eileen (William) Gargano, Joan McCaffrey and Brian (Anna) McCaffrey. Viewing Sunday 6:30 to 9 P.M. in the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. Funeral Service Monday 10 A.M. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3rd and Highland, Westville, NJ. Interment Locustwood Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Linda L. McCaffrey for Kevin & Valerie's College Fund c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 583 Mantua Pike, Woodbury, NJ 08096. Tributes and memories may be shared at Read more →

Pauline R. Boulden, of Gloucester City

BOULDEN Pauline R. Surrounded by her loving family, on June 26, 2011. Age 83. (nee Tortorelli). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 42 years to the late Albert C. Boulden. Loving and devoted mother of George, Kathleen (Kevin), Rosemary Farlow and Albert Jr. (special daughter–in-law Denise). Cherished grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 13. Dear sister of Dominic Tortorelli Jr. and Anita Curcio. Predeceased by her siblings Joseph, Catherine and Ann. Also survived by her loving roommate and special friend Lillian. Pauline lived for her family. She enjoyed bingo and trips to the casinos. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her visitation of Friday morning from 11 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic prayer service 12 Noon in the funeral home. Inurnment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s... Read more →

Labor Department funding vet job training | The American Legion |

Image via Wikipedia The American Legion - June 21, 2011 The Department of Labor (DoL) has announced it is funding 22 grants totaling more than $9 million to provide approximately 4,000 veterans with job training. The grants are being awarded under DoL's Veterans Workforce Investment Program. State and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and non-profit organizations will receive the funding and will be given it for a second and third year, as long as they can demonstrate that their first-year funding was effective and adequately serving their geographic areas and population. The Veterans Workforce Investment Program emphasizes training for veterans who are interested in "green" jobs that are currently available in the marketplace or expected to be soon. Such jobs include those related to energy efficiency and renewable energy, modern electric power development and clean vehicles. Grantees under this program coordinate their efforts with various local, state and... Read more →

Breaking News: Well-Known Gloucester City Businessman Ken MacAdams in Auto Accident; Condition

UPDATE Ken is now at home ( Ken MacAdams and his lady friend Patty Przywara were in an auto accident on Sunday around 5 pm. The couple were driving home from the shore when a vehicle ran a red light and broadsided their car. Patty was driving, Ken was sitting in the passenger seat. The accident occurred on Route 47 near Dennisville. MacAdams was air-lifted to Jefferson Hospital, in Philadelphia in serious condition. Patty’s condition is not as serious although she was injured. Ken is an active member of the Gloucester City Democrat Club, the Gloucester City Business Association, the Gloucester City PAL, the Gloucester City Schooner Committee, the Gloucester City Memorial AA and the Brooklawn Wiffleball reunion. The family is asking everyone to say a prayer for Ken and Pat. Further information will be announced when it becomes available. Related articles Update on Accident Victim Ken MacAdams ( Read more →

Catholic Star Herald - Father Romano named vocation director

Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:57 Written by Admin2 Bishop Joseph A. Galante has named Father Michael M. Romano as director of vocations for the Diocese of Camden, effective July 1. Father Romao, 29, currently serves as parochial vicar, Incarnation, Mantua, and chaplain at Paul VI High School, Haddon Township. With his new appointment, he will continue at Paul VI. He will be in residence at St. Mary, Cherry Hill. Father Romano was born in Marlton and attended the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa., and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He was ordained June 23, 2007, in St. Teresa Church, Runnemede. He served as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Sea Isle City, and is currently a member of the Committee for the Continuing Education and Spiritual Formation of Priests. via Related articles Diocese of Camden - Catholic High School Graduates Excel ( Catholic Star Herald: Gloucester City NJ-Saint... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Popping the Gas Balloon

Volume XVI No. 25: June 24, 2011 Momentum is a powerful legislative force -- once a bill starts swirling the bowl, it's only a matter of time before it goes down. More than a dozen lawmakers have recently withdrawntheir co-sponsorship of the subsidy laden NAT GAS Act - a bill designed to bolster the natural gas industry by lavishing it with taxpayer cash. The bill still has scores of co-sponsors, but it is clearly taking on water. This exodus is occurring because lawmakers are finally sobering up to its ridiculous premise---with our left hand battling to end a fiscal crisis, let's leave our right to add billions in subsidies for natural gas. Dozens of fiscally conservative organizations (including TCS) are calling on lawmakers to rein in energy subsidies to help deal with the spending, revenue, and entitlement crisis crushing our country's budget. Yet some lawmakers want Washington to pick another... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Suvey Says!; NRA NEWS -

NJDEP DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE SURVEY RESULTS NJDEP's Division of Fish & Wildlife's Bureau of Marine Fisheries biologists conduct several surveys each year to study the status of species populations in the Delaware Estuary. One of these surveys is the Delaware Bay Finfish Trawl Survey. The data collected in these surveys allow biologists to develop abundance estimates and length frequencies of estuarine dependent finfish. The data are necessary for predicting future fishery trends and harvest potential. Over the years a total of 83 different species have been identified with the five most abundant being bay anchovy, Atlantic croaker, weakfish, blue crab and Atlantic herring. For more information on the 2010 survey, including the catch history and data on the most common species captured, see on the division's website. The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife conducted a survey in 2010 to gather information on bow hunter activity following... Read more →

ATF Announces Up to $5,000 Reward for Information on Concord Chemical Arson --

Image via Wikipedia CAMDEN, N.J., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) Newark Field Division Special Agent in Charge Matthew G. Horace announced today the posting of an award of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that destroyed the former Concord Chemical Company facility in Camden, N.J. On June 19, 2011, at approximately 5:15 a.m., a fire was reported at the former Concord Chemical Company on Federal Street. Camden's fire departments responded to the scene and subsequently suppressed the large structure fire. ATF's National Response Team coordinated a combined effort of cooperative agencies including: the Camden Police Department, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, the Camden City Fire Marshal, the Camden County Fire Marshal, the New Jersey State Fire Marshal and the New Jersey State Police, all of whom... Read more →

Warrior Thunder Motorcycle Run |

Image via Wikipedia Begin Date: 09-17-2011 End Date: 09-17-2011 Start Time: 11:30 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time) Summary: September 17, 2011. A charity motorcycle ride to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Sponsored by the Warrior Thunder Foundation. Registration 9:30-11:15. KSU at 11:30 Full Description: September 17, 2011 – 2nd Annual Benefit hosted by the Warrior Thunder Foundation supporting our combat wounded warfighters. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project®. Starts at Paramount Harley-Davidson 266 Waverly St. Framingham, MA Registration 9:30-11:15, Kickstands ups 1130 Ends at Millis, MA AMVETs Police escorted through 50 miles of Middlesex County roads. Live music, catered bbq cookout, and full color patches to all registered riders. $20 / Rider – Includes bbq cookout and patch, $15 / passengers or supporters – includes bbq cookout. Non Riders welcome at the cookout ($15) Special edition T-shirts available @ $15 Truly unique prizes available. Also – follow us... Read more →

Video: The Grand Hotel- Take A Glass Together!

I love this scene from the 1990 Broadway play The Grand Hotel. The two dancers/singers are Brent Barrett and Michael Jeter. Jeter, died in 2003 from AIDS at the age of 50, dances as though he is floating on air. His woebegone look, extreme flexibility, and high energy led Tommy Tune to cast him in the off-Broadway play, Cloud 9, and again on Broadway in the memorable role in the musical Grand Hotel, for which he won a Tony Award in 1990. SOURCE Read more →

Ronald A Storer, age 76, of Lindenwold, formerly of Audubon

STORER Ronald A. “Ron” On June 23, 2011. Age 76. Of Lindenwold. Formerly of Audubon. Loving and Cherished companion of 25 years to Sandy Evantash. Survived by his devoted friends and caregivers at Kelsch Associates. Ron loved to visit Atlantic City and play slots, socializing with friends, loved to go to the movies and eat and to participate in all weekly / annual Kelsch Functions. Relatives, friends and Kelsch are kindly invited his visitation on Thursday from 2 pm to 3 pm with Celebration of Life 3 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Cremation is private. Condolences and memories may be shared at under online obituary of Ronald A. Storer. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. PH: 856-456-1142 Read more →

CNBNews Video: Holt News Conference Announcing Start on Solar Panel Project at Gloucester Marine Terminal

(CNBNEWSnet) Construction work has begun at the Gloucester Marine Terminal on the largest rooftop solar power plant in North American. Leo Holt president of Gloucester Terminals, located at King and Essex Streets in Gloucester City, announced the plans on Tuesday, June 21 at a press conference held on the rooftop of Building 42, a refrigerated warehouse. Related articles The Largest Solar Panel Project in North America Being Built in Gloucester City NJ- ( HOLT MAKES FINAL UDAG ( Holt Logistics Donates $15,000 to the City of Gloucester City for Annual Fireworks Display ( Tom Holt, Co-founder of Holt Cargo Systems Succumbs to Prostate Cancer ( Thomas J. Holt Sr., age 74; Funeral Services Thursday and Friday - ( Read more →

NJDOT announces Route 42 improvements between Bellmawr and

Southbound highway to be widened between Leaf Avenue and Route 55 (Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the start of a safety improvement and congestion relief project on Route 42 southbound in the boroughs of Bellmawr and Runnemede and the township of Deptford. “These improvements represent a cost-effective solution to help reduce congestion and increase public safety on this important stretch of Route 42,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said. NJDOT’s contractor, Haines and Kibblehouse Inc., began mainline construction operations this week, shifting all Route 42 southbound travel lanes to the left (east) from just south of Leaf Avenue to just north of the Route 55 interchange. Four travel lanes will be maintained on the highway during peak-period hours, with the three left-most lanes being reduced in width from 12 feet to 11 feet. The right shoulder will be closed with construction barrier to establish the... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia TEACHING KIDS THAT FITNESS IS FUN! SUNDAY JUNE 26, GAME TIME 1:05 Over 500 children will join the Camden Riversharks and United Way this Sunday at Campbell’s Field for a DAY OF ACTION to celebrate being active and healthy while having fun! The United Ways from Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Salem counties have teamed up with the Riversharks to promote healthy eating and physical activity for kids of all ages. The children are from partner health and human services programs served by United Way. “Battling childhood obesity and promoting youth fitness is a huge priority for United Way,” said Michael Moynihan, President of United Way of Camden County. “An easy way to encourage kids to play for 60 minutes a day is to enroll them in an organized sport that gets them physically active or take them to a local park and just get them moving.” The... Read more →

Catholic Star Herald: Gloucester City NJ-Saint Mary School Closing Mass

Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:30 Written by Admin2 In the top right photo, children raise their arms in prayer during the closing Mass for St. Mary School, Gloucester City, on Thursday June 16. The school, which opened in 1859, is closing this month because of declining enrollment and growing debt. Bottom left, a parent comforts a student; top left, a student cries on her way out of church. Related articles Domicans Have A Long History of Service in Gloucester City I ( BENEFIT ST. MARY'S SCHOOL ( Breaking News: Gloucester City School Supintendent's Contract Will Not Be Renewed ( A Skate Park is Needed in Gloucester City, Says Resident I ( Catholic Church Lets Down Children - Again ( Read more →

New Cancer Vaccine Coming

ScienceDaily (June 20, 2011) - Mayo Clinic investigators and collaborators from the United Kingdom cured well-established prostate tumors in mice using a human vaccine with no apparent side effects. This novel cancer treatment approach encourages the immune system to rid itself of prostate tumors without assistance from toxic chemotherapies and radiation treatments. Such a treatment model could some day help people to live tumor free with fewer side effects than those experienced from current therapies. The findings appear in the journal Nature Medicine. "We are hopeful that this will overcome some of the major hurdles which we have seen with immunotherapy cancer research," says Richard Vile, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic immunologist, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Professor and a lead author of the study. Clinical trials could begin within two years. Mayo's immunotherapy research led by Dr. Vile already shows promise in treating prostate cancer and melanoma. It also is a... Read more →

Black Activists Criticize Jesse Jackson on Voting Rights

Image via Wikipedia Controversial Reverend Attacks Election Day Photo ID Requirements as Racist Conspiracy Washington, D.C. - Spokesmen for theProject 21 black leadership network are critical of the Reverend Jesse Jackson's (photo)call for federal intervention against state-level efforts to protect voting integrity, noting that the radical reverend's agenda belittles blacks and essentially would set them apart for special consideration. "Demanding that all voters -- not just blacks -- present photo ID cards at the polls is no more 'a radical rollback of our civil and voting rights,' as Jackson put it, than it is an assault on the right of free movement when federal authorities demand that blacks -- like all Americans -- show photo ID cards before boarding passenger jets," said Project 21 spokesman Deroy Murdock "This sensible and vital step towards combating the mounting problem of vote fraud is no more a racist plot than are the federal... Read more →

Kings Highway to be closed for railroad-crossing repairs in East Greenwich

(Trenton)-- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that a portion of Kings Highway (CR 551) in East Greenwich will be temporarily closed in order to rehabilitate a Conrail freight railroad grade crossing. Kings Highway is scheduled to be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing between Berkley Road and Whiskey Mill Road from Thursday, June 23 at 6 a.m. to Friday, June 24 at around 6 p.m., weather dependent. · Motorists heading south will take Berkley Road (CR 678) to W. Cohawkin Road (CR 667) to Kings Highway. · Motorists heading north will take W. Cohawkin Road (CR 667) to Berkley Road (CR 678) to Kings Highway. The detour routes were coordinated with East Greenwich Police. Access will be maintained to businesses and properties. In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing on Kings Highway, NJDOT will replace the existing crossing with a new concrete... Read more →

Letters: Petition Drive Underway in Gloucester

As you well know we have been fighting with the Gloucester Township Council and Mayor, all democrats, to enact an ordinance to ban Pay to Play. They are dug in and refuse to move from their positionof not needing this new level of transparency. We have started a petition drive to force our elected officials to do the right thing and STOP SHAKING DOWN VENDORS FOR CONTRACTS!!!!!! On July 9, 2011 10 am - 1 pm at the Veterans Memorial Park next to the Gloucester Township Municipal Building we are hosting an event to empower and educate the citizens on what good government is and how to insure our elected and appointedofficials are more accountable. We will also be collecting signatures to prove to Mayor and Council that the people of GT are not happy and want a change. Today Gloucester Township, tomorrow YOUR TOWN. P2P is a very important... Read more →

CHFD News & Information: Squrt 51 and Squad 13 Operate at 7 Alarm Camden Fire

Monday, June 20, 2011 Squrt 51 and Squad 13 Operate at 7 Alarm Camden Fire Div. A/B Corner where Squrt 51 initially operated before a collapse. The Div. A wall can be seen leaning drastically outward At 5:25 Sunday morning, June 19, 2011, fire erupted in Camden City at 1698 Federal St., the old Concord Chemical Company Building. Camden City Engine 9 arrived and reported a large vacant commercial building with heavy smoke throughout. A 2nd and 3rd Alarm were immediately requested. Camden City Battalion 1 arrived shortly there after and requested the 4th Alarm to be struck along with a Hazmat Response. Squrt 51 and Squad 13 along with Hazmat 13 responded into Camden upon the 4th Alarm being struck. Div B Side Squad 13 / Hazmat 13 began air monitoring and water run off sampling to ensure no chemicals or additional toxins were present in the building. This... Read more →

PA-NJ Bridge Tolls Increase Next

Image via Wikipedia DRPA TO INVEST NEW TOLL REVENUES TO MAKE BRIDGES, PATCO SAFER FOR REGION'S TRAVELERS, CREATE UP TO 30,000 NEW JOBS photo: Walt Whitman Bridge spans the Delaware River connecting New Jersey to Philadelphia and beyond. The Delaware River Port Authority will use revenue from a toll increase that takes effect July 1 to repair and improve all four DRPA bridges and the PATCO Speed Line. The toll increase was approved by a previous Board in December of 2009 and will provide the needed revenue for $1 Billion dollars in planned capital improvements on critically needed repairs to roads, bridges and trains, making travel safer for the region's travelers while creating an estimated up to 30,000 private-sector jobs. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), it is estimated that 30,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs are supported with every $1 Billion in construction spending. DRPA officials said... Read more →

The History of Gloucester

COMMUNITY Gloucester County (Old), founded in 1686 and once including within its boundaries the present Atlantic and Camden Counties, is unique in that it is an outstanding Agricultural, Industrial and Residential Area. Farming in all of its phases is highly established and developed. The raising of fruit, farm vegetables, and poultry, the dairy industry, the breeding of cattle, hogs, and other livestock, the existence of modern year-round canneries, quick freezing establishments and nearby markets all go far to make Gloucester County one of the chief food producing sections of our State and of our Country. Hand in hand with agriculture, the County possesses some of the largest industries of the East. Modern plants of small and great proportions steadily employing thousands of our citizens, today are contributing in a major way to the prosperity of our Municipalities, County, State, and Nation. Such a combination of Agriculture and Industry, together with... Read more →

Update : FBI Focused on Whitey's Lady Companion

Catherine Greig, as seen (from left) in 1982, 1990, and in an artist's sketch. | View Wanted Poster 06/23/11 Image via Wikipedia Top Ten fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was arrested thanks to a tip from the public—just days after a new media campaign was announced to help locate the gangster who had been on the run for 16 years. Retouched photo of Bulger released by FBI in 2008 Bulger, who once ran South Boston’s violent Winter Hill Gang and was wanted for his role in 19 murders, was arrested with his longtime companion Catherine Greig Wednesday night in Santa Monica, California, by agents on our Violent Crimes Task Force. Image via Wikipedia “Although there are those who doubted our resolve, it never wavered," said Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers. "We followed every lead, we explored every possibility, and when those leads ran out we did not sit back... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Resident Praises Public Works Dept.

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Mount Ephraim Borough received a gracious letter from a 2nd Avenue resident thanking Supervisor Ken Jones and an employee of the Public Works Department for their assistance. The letter was read, and praised, during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting. Last month a large tree limb had broken away from a tree on the resident’s property, yet remained dangerously suspended by other branches. It was unknown as to when the limb might fall. The homeowner, Carl Ingram, contacted the Public Works Department regarding the limb. Ken Jones and an employee left their lunch break to take a look at the tree and then called the borough’s tree service to have the loose limb removed. Mr. Jones and the employee later returned to see the process of the limb removal through. In other business, the “no left turn” ordinance is now in effect for... Read more →