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July 2011

Brookers Win 25th State Championship Title -cnbnews.net

CNBNEWS.NET Moody Park Ewing NJ-The Brooklawn American Legion Baseball Team won its 25th state championship on Saturday night (July 30) beating Bordentown by a score of 19-7. The Brookers were down 5-2 before their bats got hot. In the sixth and seventh innings they came alive scoring 17 runs. click advertisement This is the second consecutive year that the Brookers have won the state title. They now move on to the Mid-Atlantic Legion Baseball Tournament in Boyertown, PA. Play begins on Thursday, August 4. The American Legion World Series (August 12-16th) is being held this year in Shelby, North Carolina. NOTES:... Read more →


GCPD Charge Two Members of Burgos Family with Allegedly making Terroristic Threats-cnbnews.net

click advertisement... PRESS RELEASE Gloucester City Police Report on 07/26 at 2328 officers responded to Burlington and Middlesex Street after a female reported that she was threatened with a knife. The victim stated that she observed two females arguing when one turned toward her and told her to mind her own business. The female then threatened to “shoot up” the victim’s residence. The brother of the suspect then produced a knife and began to waive it around, continually threatening the victim. A second female suspect then threatened to assault the victim if she did not leave the area. Officers located all... Read more →


Concours d’Elegance of America a Big Hit at New Location in Plymouth, MI -cnbnews.net

By Raymond Rolak PLYMOUTH, MI-- After more than 30 years of celebrating automobiles, design and fashions at Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University, the Concours d’Elegance of America relocated to The Inn at St John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The 2011 Concours, now on the grounds of the former Detroit Archdiocese seminary has a location that offers more space and support buildings. The Inn at St John’s has 197 acres of rolling grounds for showcasing the world-class automobiles that traditionally grace the Concours. The convenient hotel at the Inn at St. John’s provides meeting rooms, banquet halls and an... Read more →


SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE UNDERSCORES NEED FOR FOOD DONATIONS-cnbnews.net

Highlights Mobile Food Pantry as New Method to Distribute Food Items (TRENTON) –Emphasizing the need for food pantry donations 12 months a year, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today joined the Food Bank of South Jersey at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Thorofare for a local food distribution with the Hope Mobile, the food bank’s mobile food pantry. The Hope Mobile is an 18-wheel tractor trailer that regularly serves between 100 and 150 people at that site. “There are many areas of the state where residents having trouble making ends meet do not have access to nutritious... Read more →


GET ON THE WATER WITH PADDLE PENN'S LANDING KAYAKS AND SWAN BOATS -cnbnews.net

The Program is Open to the Public and Offers Kayaking and Swan Boating On the Delaware River “Paddle Penn’s Landing” is making a splash for the 2011 season. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) are partnering to bring back the popular “Paddle Penn’s Landing” program, which features kayaks and foot-pedaled swan boats. Outdoor enthusiasts, families and kayakers of all levels can rent boats and enjoy the river in a safe and supervised environment. The program will be operated on-site by Hidden River Outfitters, Philadelphia’s premier kayak outfitting company. “As part of Philadelphia’s goal of becoming... Read more →


Response from Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams on New Archbishop « Philly DA

By tashaj4 July, 19, 2011: My thoughts and prayers go out to Cardinal Rigali as he makes this transition in his life. I respect the Cardinal very much and recognize the positive impact he has made in the history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He came into a very difficult situation and I think he tried to do what he thought was best for the Church. I’m not going to comment on the findings of the Grand Jurors, but I will say that Cardinal Rigali’s response to their report has been constructive. Rather than attacking the messengers, he has listened to... Read more →


TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Long Overdue; No Pot for Bellmawr; Poo Poo Ruins Camden County Park -cnbnews.net

BY BILL CLEARY CNBNEWS.NET LONG OVERDUE!-The Gloucester City governing body passed a resolution at the July 28 council meeting that could change the City’s charter in two years if the question is approved by voters in the upcoming November election. The question to be placed on the ballot reads, “Should Common Council petition the State Legislature to amend the Charter of the City of Gloucester City to provide for the election to Common Council of three at-large-members and the election of one member each from the three City Wards?” The state legislature would have to approve the move before it proceeds... Read more →


China Train Crash May Scare off Overseas Buyers-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. A fatal crash on China's high-speed train network could scuttle Beijing's ambitions to sell the technology overseas and could also hit its existing rail exports.Shares in Chinese rail and train builders have fallen sharply since the accident,which killed at least 39 people and injured 200, and raised questions as to the passengers who are still missing after the crash. PHOTO CHINESE PREMIER WEN JIABAO Beijing's rush to develop the world's biggest high-speed network. Initial reports blamed Saturday's collision on a lightning strike that knocked out power to the... Read more →


Republican House Proposed 2011 Budget Cuts ...TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

submitted by George C. Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings. Save America 's Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings. International Fund for Ireland . $17 million annual savings. Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings. National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings. National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings. Hope VI Program. $250 million annual savings. Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings. Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually. U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings. Woodrow Wilson... Read more →


Bellmawr Fire Department Aids Westville with Pine Street Fire-cnbnews.net

click advertisement Sunday, July 10, 2011 The early morning hours of Sunday July 10th were spent operating at a 2 alarm fire in the Borough of Westville. District 7 (Westville/National Park) was dispatched for a reported dwelling fire on Pine St, which was automatically upgraded to an all hands fire. Chief 701 (Farley) arrived with heavy fire throughout of a 3-story twin vacant dwelling and requested a 2nd alarm. Squad 32 staffed by the regional duty crew quickly responded on the transmission of the all hands followed by Ladder 33, Rescue 32 & Battalion 303 (Christinzio). Companies operated on the fireground... Read more →


Hunting and Fishing: Calling All Volunteers! -cnbnews.net

The 2nd annual New Jersey Wild Outdoor Expo slated for September 17 and 18, 2011 is rapidly approaching. The Expo hosts, DEP's Divisions of Fish and Wildlife and Parks and Forestry, the Green Acres Program, and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, are looking for volunteers excited by the thought of helping people connect to the natural world. The Expo is a free event that seeks to help people connect with the natural world by providing a unique blend of conservation information, education and hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills and activities. Visitors can learn about and try a wide... Read more →


Missing World War II Soldiers Indentified-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Monday that the remains 12 U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Jack E. Volz, 21, of Indianapolis; 2nd Lt. Regis E. Dietz, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 2nd Lt. Edward J. Lake, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 2nd Lt. Martin P. Murray, 21, of Lowell, Mass.; 2nd Lt. William J. Shryock, 23, of Gary, Ind.; Tech. Sgt. Robert S. Wren, 25, of Seattle, Wash.; Tech.... Read more →


Camden County News for August-cnbnews.net

Freeholders to Meet in Berlin Township The Camden County Freeholder Board invites you to a Town Meeting on Thursday, August 18, 6:30 PM at the Berlin Township Municipal Building, 135 Route 73 South, Berlin Township. The Freeholder Board looks forward to providing you with greater access to your county government. The Town Meeting is an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to you and your family. At 7:00 PM, the Freeholder Board will hold its regular monthly meeting, which you are also invited to attend. Free Senior Citizen Legal Workshops The Camden County Freeholder Board’s Division of Senior & Disabled Services... Read more →


NJCU MEN'S SOCCER TRYOUTS SLATED FOR AUGUST 24 -cnbnews.net

JERSEY CITY, NJ (www.NJCUGothicKnights.com)...New Jersey City University will hold tryouts for the 2011 men's soccer team on Wednesday, August 24 at 2 p.m. at the Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex on Route 440. All student-athletes are required to have a physical conducted prior to the tryout. For more information, student-athletes should contact head coach Nansha Kalonji at 201-200-3209 or nkalonji@njcu.edu. Physicals for the 2011 season will be held on Monday, August 1 from 8 to 10 a.m. and Monday, August 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gerrity Complex. Student-athletes must make an appointment by calling the athletic training office... Read more →


2011-12 NJCU ATHLETIC SCHEDULES NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD -cnbnews.net

JERSEY CITY, NJ (www.NJCUGothicKnights.com)...The New Jersey City University 2011-12 athletics calendar is now available to download and import into Microsoft Outlook or any other standard calendar program, including PDA devices and smartphones. Visitors to NJCUGothicKnights.com can choose to download the entire 2011-12 composite schedule or individual sport-by-sport calendars. All schedules are also available on each sport's individual schedule page. By downloading schedules, fans of NJCU athletics can have instant access to the latest athletic events, and the calendars are updated throughout the season to account for any changes. To download the CSV schedules, visit the following link and follow the directions... Read more →


RECREATIONAL USES OF HUDSON RIVER MAY RESUME-cnbnews.net

click advertisement NO IMPACTS IN NEW JERSEY FROM HUDSON RIVER SEWAGE DISCHARGE TRENTON - As a result of water tests showing that bacteria levels in the Hudson River have fallen to within health safety standards, the Department of Environmental Protection today advised residents that boating, kayaking, fishing and other normal recreational uses of the river may now resume. The DEP has been monitoring and sampling the Hudson River and Raritan Bay since the July 15 pump fire and effluent discharge from New York's North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, and has determined that the discharge has had no impact on New Jersey's... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Exercise Equals a Calm Canine -cnbnews.net

by Dawn Watson (CNBnews.net) I attend a yoga class, once a week. There, we learn to use our muscles in order to attain--well, I haven't learned what, yet, but I hope to learn, soon. The point is, it feels good and calms me down! And moderate exercise can help your dog to calm down, too! The first step in any exercise program is to check with the doctor—in this case, your veterinarian—to make sure your dog is physically fit enough for increased activity. After your dog receives a clean bill of health you can take him to one of the wonderful... Read more →


Japanese Experts Say: China's train accident unthinkable here -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. A Japanese expert who analyzed video footage of Saturday's fatal bullet train accident in China said Sunday it was and accident hard to imagine happening here in Japan,even though one of the trains involved appears to be one modeled on a domestic shinkansen. A Japanese Railway official said shinkansen systems have been equipped with automatic train contol devices since they were inaugurated in 1964 because of the understanding that it would be difficult for the driver to rely on visuual traffic confirmation of the need to apply the... Read more →


AVALON LIONS CHARITIES FOUNDATION DRAW 50/50 RAFFLE -cnbnews.net

The Avalon Lions Charities Foundation Inc held the drawing for the 1st Annual 50/50 Cash Elimination Raffle at their annual Pancake Breakfast on June 18, 2011. The winners of the $15,000.00 in prize money are below: Prize Winner Amount 1st Bud & Eileen Stein $10,000.00 2nd Nancy Dunleavy $2,000.00 3rd Holly Rennie $500.00 Chris Harvey $500.00 Kindle/Woodrow $500.00 Michael Quinn $500.00 Robert Bertrand $500.00 Jane Weaver $500.00 Total Prize Money $15,000.00 The Avalon Lions Charities Foundation, Inc would like to thank all who participated in the raffle and extend our congratulations to the winners. Related articles CNBNEWS.NET: Grillo Family Gives Generous... Read more →


Hunting and Fishing News-MIGRATORY GAME BIRD SEASONS TO BEGIN SEPT. 1 -cnbnews.net

HARRISBURG – Early Canada goose and dove hunters will be able to take to the fields of Penn’s Woods on Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania’s 2011-12 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Dove hunters will have the opportunity to participate in a triple-split season, which will see some shifts due to the way the calendar falls this year. During the first season (Sept. 1-Oct. 1), hunting will start at noon and close at sunset daily. The second and third splits will be Oct. 29-Nov. 26, and Dec. 26-Jan 4, with hunting hours... Read more →


Collingswood Squad 16 Responds to Gloucester City Mutual Aid -cnbnews.net

Saturday, July 23, 2011 02:43 Collingswood Squad 16 responded to Gloucester City for a building fire (Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street at the railroad). They arrived and were ordered to the interior to assist in extinguishment, overhaul and ventilation. Crews worked nearly two hours before they were released. via www.collingswoodfire.com Related articles Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Gloucester City Restaurant-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Seaford, Delaware: Gloucester City Resident Involved in Two Vehicle Crash-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Charles L. Gillespie III, of Gloucester City; Vietnam War Veteran -cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Attention Gloucester City Residents-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester City Police Seek Public's Help-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) EPA Seeks Public Input on... Read more →


Christie Announces Up To $55 million in School Improvement Grant Funds To Help Improve 9 Low Performing Schools-cnbnews.net

click advertisement Trenton, NJ – Acting Education Commissioner Christopher D. Cerf announced today the selection of nine low-performing schools that will be eligible for up to $55 million in federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) dollars. These funds are in addition to more than $850 million that Governor Christie added to district budgets across the state this year. These nine schools will each implement a federally-approved school improvement model. Final award amounts will be negotiated and announced in August. “Intervening in our lowest performing schools is one of the most important things we can do to ensure that all students in New... Read more →


LAW ENFORCEMENT RIDE AND RUN-cnbnews.net

Three beautiful cycling routes and a scenic 5K runners route for the Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember on Sunday, October 16th, are now posted at www.RideandRuntoRemember.org. Cyclists will start at National Harbor, riding the picturesque back roads of Maryland and passing by military forts and National Parks. Catch some spectacular views of our nation’s capital as you pedal along the water, then cross into Virginia at the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge. The final miles will take you through historic neighborhoods and past some of DC’s most awesome sights, ending with a celebration at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial... Read more →


Seniors, TCNJ women’s soccer to celebrate 22nd -cnbnews.net

click advertisement Ewing, NJ... There is symmetry between this year’s senior class of players and The College of New Jersey women’s soccer program. This season will mark the last group of players that were born during the lifespan of the program’s history. Seniors Annie McCarthy (Brick, NJ/Brick Memorial), Jaclyn Greco (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan), and Maria Grady (Sewell, NJ/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) are a few of the players whose birthdates fall in 1990, the same year women’s soccer was born at TCNJ. It’s hard to believe that a storied program so rich in history and checkered with success did not even exist... Read more →


Investment Project in Port Newark will create Nearly 800 new Jobs -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today joined Port officials at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) to announce a half-billion dollar investment project at the terminal that will create a state-of-the-art container terminal that will help the port meet the region’s shipping needs during the first half of the 21st century and create nearly 800 new jobs. The announcement follows on the heels of the Port Authority’s June 14 approval of a restructured lease with PNCT that will create nearly 800 new jobs – including 350 construction jobs, and will generate 1,450 overall jobs for New Jersey.... Read more →


CHINA BANS COVERAGE OF TRAIN CRASH-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. China has banned local journalist from investigating the cause of the deadly high-speed train crash that has triggered public outrage and raised questions over safety, reports said Tuesday. China's propaganda department issued the order Sunday, according to a copy of the directives published by the China Digital Times, a U.S.-based site focusing on web news from China. News that journalists had been ordered to focus instead on"touching stories"about blood donors coming forward and free taxi services emerged as the death toll from Saturday's crash near the eastern city... Read more →


FORMER ATHLETES SELECTED FOR SPORTS HALL OF FAME -cnbnews.net

GLASSBORO, NJ – Nine former athletes and the 1978 national championship baseball team have been selected for the 2011 Rowan University-Glassboro State Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s induction will be held on Sunday, October 23 during the school’s Homecoming weekend. click advertisement The 2011 inductees are: Jennifer Denby (basketball), 1999; Kara Gilligan (softball and lacrosse), 1996; David “Chip” Humphrey (diving), 1977; Shane Larkin (soccer), 2001; Van Lynch (wrestling), 1971; Dianne (Giebel) Nuess (swimming), 1976; Becky Peterson (field hockey and lacrosse), 2004; posthumous Alex Stepanow (soccer), 1968 and Christy (Grozalis) Tuper (swimming), 1994. The honorees were chosen from more than 100... Read more →


DRWC Master Plan for the Central Delaware Available-cnbnews.net

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has posted the complete final draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware: Transforming Philadelphia’s Waterfront on the website, www.plancentraldelaware.com, beginning the final opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide feedback, which must be submitted by Friday, August 25 at 5:00pm. An Executive Summary of the Plan was released June 13, following a comprehensive presentation by DRWC and the consulting team. The full draft plan now posted on line is the last chance public comment on the plan. After feedback is incorporated, the Master Plan for the Central Delaware will be finalized by... Read more →


Beth Feldman Stewart, of Cherry Hill, age 52

On July 27, 2011. Age 52. Of Cherry Hill. Loving Daughter of the late Eugene “Gene” and Barbara “Bobbi” Feldman (nee Martin). Devoted wife of 9 years to the late Michael T. Stewart. Beloved and Cherished mother of Cole Abram Stewart. Jewish Graveside Service at Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken was private at the request of the family. Family requests memorial donations to Moorestown VNA Hospice: 300 Harper Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Please write in memo: Beth Feldman Stewart. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Beth Feldman Stewart. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through:... Read more →


NEW JERSEY SURPASSES MILESTONE OF 10,000 SOLAR INSTALLATIONS -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ADVANCES COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT (11/P88) TRENTON *- Advancing the Governor's commitment to develop renewable sources of energy that protect the environment, promote economic development and spur job creation, the Christie Administration today announced that New Jersey set new single-month records for installed solar capacity and number of installations in June. This brings the State's installed solar capacity to more than 380 MW generated from over 10,000 solar arrays statewide, a new milestone. "Reaching 10,000 solar installations in New Jersey demonstrates this Administration's commitment to continue to promote and expand the state's solar industry and... Read more →


Nude club in Camco ends fight on alcohol -courierpostonline.com

MOUNT EPHRAIM — A nude-dancing club here has dropped a legal fight to operate as a BYOB. Jersey Girls Gentlemen's Cabaret sued Mount Ephraim last month after its operator was repeatedly cited for allowing patrons to bring their own beer and wine. The club, a longtime fixture on the Black Horse Pike, had tried to introduce the BYOB policy in May. An attorney for the club voluntarily dismissed the federal suit on Friday. The lawyer, Stephen Edelstein, could not be reached Tuesday. "We're pleased with the result," said an attorney for the borough, Eric Riso. The voluntary dismissal came after a... Read more →


Bancroft 2011 Golf Invitational Surpasses Fundraising Goals -cnbnews.net

Haddonfield, NJ – July 26, 2011 – Bancroft, a leading nonprofit care provider for people with neurological challenges, recently held its 2011 Golf Invitational at Galloway National Golf Course near Atlantic City. Sixty-nine golfers, including former Philadelphia Eagles player Ken Dunek and N.J. Assemblyman Louis Greenwald (D-Camden), took on one of the nation's best golf courses in support of Bancroft’s programs. The event grossed more than $64,000, exceeding the organization’s original $50,000 goal. Following the event, golfing participants enjoyed dinner, awards and mingling with fellow Bancroft supporters. The event “was a wonderful day,” said golfer Tom Csapo from Freedom Builders. “I... Read more →


Most say they succeeded in reducing their taxes -cnbnews.net

EAGAN, Minn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some homeowners are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to their property tax bills. One in four homeowners say that at one time or another, they have attempted to reduce their property taxes by challenging the tax-assessed value of their homes. And the majority who did so say that they were successful in lowering their tax bills. That's according to a new nationwide survey by FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. As home values have declined as a result of the housing crisis, some homeowners feel that the tax-assessed value... Read more →


Freedom of Speech is Under Attack Says Natural News -cnbnews.net

(NaturalNews) Freedom of speech is under attack once again as the bloated US federal government continues its quest to destroy the last bastion of free and open communication -- the internet. Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property" bill, also known as the Protect IP Act, is more oppressive and restrictive to free speech than even communist China's internet censorship protocols, and a group of law professors recently wrote an open letter warning that the bill would allow thegovernmentto freely pull websites without any proper legal restrictions. Last November,NaturalNewsreported that the US... Read more →


La Salle Announces 2011-12 Non-Conference Men’s Basketball Schedule; Explorers to open season Nov. 11 vs. Lafayette-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle men’s basketball team will play eight teams in non-conference play that recorded 18 or more wins last season as head coach Dr. John Giannini announced the 2011-12 schedule today. Six of those teams played in the postseason last year, including four teams that reached the NCAA Tournament. The Atlantic 10 portion of the schedule will be announced at a later date. “Our non-conference schedule has a lot of challenges and strong opponents,” Giannini said. “Many of our opponents had outstanding seasons last year and will be picked to finish very high in their... Read more →


City of Trenton Approved Layoff Plan will be Implemented September 15 -cnbnews.net

click advertisement TRENTON–The City of Trenton submitted an amended layoff plan to the New Jersey Civil Service Commission on July 22, 2011. This layoff plan detailed the proposed layoffs of permanent City of Trenton employees. The effective date of layoff is September 16, 2011 while general and individual notices will be sent August 1, 2011. Total estimated savings from the layoff plan (including utilities) is $5,434,868. The City of Trenton employs, roughly, 1,360 (City & Utilities) employees. Below is the detailed information as it relates to the layoff plan. A total of 108 uniformed employees will be laid off at an... Read more →


Post Office To Close 3700 Retail Locations; 50 in New Jersey -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia USPS Press Release WASHINGTON — As more customers choose to conduct their postal business online, on their smart phones and at their favorite shopping destinations, the need for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain its nearly 32,000 retail offices — the largest retail network in the country — diminishes. To that end, the U.S. Postal Service announced today that it will be taking the next step in right-sizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of approximately 3,700 retail offices to determine customer needs. As part of this effort, the Postal Service also introduced a retail-replacement option for... Read more →


AARP List Top 10 Retirement Destinations-cnbnews.net

**Portland, Winchester, Gainesville, Wenatchee and Tulsa among cities selected*** WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Always looking for ways to enhance life after 50, AARP The Magazine toured the nation to find the top 10 retirement destinations that offer a fabulous lifestyle without outrageous costs. To determine the list, AARP The Magazineexamined financial data on more than 350 cities across the country including the median housing price, cost of living, tax rates on pensions and Social Security, recreation, climate, and health resources. The September/ October issue in homes July 24th and online now features the annual top 10 list of retirement... Read more →


Join Melissa Gilbert for LIVE Facebook Chat and Insights on Recovery and Parenting -cnbnews.net

Celebrity Champion & Mom, Melissa Gilbert Hi, I'm Melissa Gilbert. I'm the national spokesperson for The Partnership at Drugfree.org, and you probably know me best as Laura on "Little House on the Prairie." I'm still acting, and I'm also an author, a mother and, most importantly, a person in recovery from alcohol abuse. I'm very excited to be taking part in this month's "Meet the Parents Hour." This is a LIVE Facebook Chat and Q&A session, taking place on Thursday, July 28 at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT. I know the toll addiction takes on families. I experimented with drugs as... Read more →


Florida State's Semrau Elected Vice President of Women's Basketball Coaches Association -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia ATLANTA (July 25, 2011) – Florida State University head coach Sue Semrau has been elected vice president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) by a vote of the organization’s membership, the WBCA office announced today. As vice president, Semrau also serves as president-elect and will automatically succeed incoming WBCA President Charli Turner Thorne, head coach at Arizona State University, when her term expires in two years. Beth Burns, head coach at San Diego State University, joins Thorne and Semrau on the WBCA Executive Committee as its secretary. Burns replaces University of Notre Dame associate coach Carol Owens,... Read more →


Alice M. Lee age 92, of Thorofare, formerly of Gloucester City -cnbnews.net

Alice M. Lee AGE: 92 • Formerly of Gloucester City On July 23, 2011, (nee Alton) of Thorofare, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, age 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick A. Lee, Sr., loving mother of Frederick A. Jr. (Wendy) and Extended Family in Florida, dear sister of the late Blanche Di Paul, Rose Kalesek, Ed and Bill Alton. She is also survived by Brother in-law Henry Di Paul, and Her cherished Niece, Nephew, and Great Nephew, Blanche Di Paul-, Robert P. and Robert D. Hunsberger, and dear nieces and nephews Louise Mount, Rosemary Nucifore, Joan Solomon... Read more →


Gov. Christie's Office Responds to Gawker's Lawsuit-cnbnews.net

You may have heard the news this week about Gawker, the governor and the Fox News executive, but here’s the latest. When Gawker reporter John Cook read that Fox News head Roger Ailes had met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to urge him to run for president, it piqued his journalistic interest. Cook asked the New Jersey government for more information using the state’s open records law. The governor’s office replied that any records that existed would be protected from public view by the governor’s executive privilege. But that response from the governor’s office wasn’t exactly correct. That’s why the... Read more →


Q & A with State Assembly Candidate Wil Levins - Fourth Installment -cnbnews.net

Please feel free to ask your questions in the comments section below or email them to me at willevins@msn.com and they will be included in a future edition. Q10: Do I support the Governor's refusal to raise taxes, especially on wealthier New Jerseyians? - F.T. Gloucester City A: Yes - I oppose raising taxes, especially on those residents who are already taxed the most. Here’s why - The top 1% of New Jersey income earners pay 40% of all state income taxes. My concern for our State’s future tax revenue is that if we keep raising taxes on our most financially... Read more →


HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS FROM NJ DIV. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS -cnbnews.net

Contact Consumer Affairs (free senior hotline 1-877-746-7850) to see if consumers have filed any complaints against the contractor and to ensure the contractor is registered. Get written estimates from at least three contractors. Get references and check them. Ask the contractors how long they have been in business, if they have liability insurance (as required by law) and whether they will be using subcontractors on the project. Investigate financing options for your project. Shop for credit and be sure you understand the annual percentage rate you will have to pay. Do not pay for the entire job up front. The customary... Read more →


Philadelphia-area home prices, sales down so far in 2011 - Philadelphia Business Journal

The Philadelphia region’s median home sale price declined by 4.8 percent of this year and sales tumbled 21.5 percent compared to the same period last year, when a federal tax credit program was in full throttle, according to Prudential Fox & Roach Prudential Fox & Roach Latest from The Business Journals Boogie no more: Last remnant of Pulsations for saleReal Estate: Sluggish, but positive signs are emergingArea home sales, prices down in 1Q Follow this company ’s HomExpert Market Report. But in the second quarter the median sales price recovered a bit, and ended up 1.2 percent higher than midyear 2010... Read more →