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July 2011

Philadelphia: Nutter Signs Order Creating Mayor's Task Force on City Owned

Philadelphia, July 20, 2011 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed an executive order creating the Mayor’s Task Force on City-owned Facilities. The Taskforce will be chaired by Tom Knox, businessman and former Deputy Mayor for Management and Productivity in the Rendell Administration. The Task Force will review the City’s owned and leased facilities and will make recommendations to the Administration to ensure the City obtains the best financial terms for housing City operations. The Task Force will report to Deputy Mayor for Administration and Coordinator Richard Negrin. “In City government, we are constantly re-evaluating how we do business to become... Read more →

A Reading List for Following the Debt Ceiling

by Braden Goyette ProPublica, July 26, 2011, 2:14 p.m. We’re updating this reading list continuously as new stories and resources on the debt ceiling debate come out. The most recent updates are starred (*). Congress has until a week from today to raise the debt ceiling, the cap on the amount of money the Treasury can borrow to pay the government's bills. As the clock keeps ticking, you may still have unanswered questions. How dire could the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling be? What are the possible solutions? Here's a reading list to help you keep up. *The... Read more →

Kate "Dorothy" McIntosh, of Medford, age 73

On July 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. (nee Coyle) Age 73. Of Medford. Loving and devoted wife of 48 years to Major General (R) James McIntosh. Loving and cherished mother of James, Timothy and Bridget. Beloved grandmother of James Jr., Olga, Victoria, Benjamin and Leonardo. Dear sister of Mary Susan Shinners. Kate was keeper of the home fires during her husband’s 40 year military career and in retirement, traveled the world. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the MATHIS FUNERAL HOME: 58 N. Main Street,... Read more →

EPA Seeks Public Input on Cleanup Plan for Welsbach/Gas Mantle Superfund Site

PRESS RELEASE JULY 26 (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up radioactive contamination on the portion of the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund site located in Gloucester City, N.J. The site consists of two former gas lamp manufacturing facilities –Welsbach in Gloucester City and the General Gas Mantle property in Camden County, New Jersey. Postcard showing the outside of the former Welsback factory, King and Essex Sts. The Welsbach Company and the General Gas Mantle Company used the radioactive material thorium from the late 1890s to 1941 to make the gas lamps manufactured... Read more →

CNBNEWS HUNTING AND FISHING NEWS: Bear Sighting in Millville; U.S. Senate Stands with NRA on Gun Control

Bear sighting in Millville another sign of animals' move south - By DEREK HARPER, Staff Writer MILLVILLE - Beverly Steward never expected to see a bear walking in her backyard, but one did just that Wednesday. State reports show that an unexpected visit by a bear, which has become common in North Jersey, is now part of a growing trend in southern New Jersey. Steward lives on the 300 block of Cedar Street, a busy road about a half-mile from downtown. Behind her home, however, trees thicken around several houses whose backyards are adjacent to hundreds of acres... Read more →

Senator Sweeney Visits Baptist Church, Asking

New Jersey Senate President Steven Sweeney made a visit to Alloway Baptist Church, in Alloway NJ, Sunday Morning. After asking forgiveness for his loss of temper last week, he asked for prayer to be guided in helping get the State back to work. He said that we need to drop the party labels and work together for the good of the people we serve! photo and caption by Rick and Lynne Vincent Related articles Agreement Reached to Reform Public Pension and Health Benefits ( CCGOP Calls for Senator Sweeney to resign ( Veterans Ceremony at Lighthouse Baptist Church... Read more →

Charles L. Gillespie III, of Gloucester City; Vietnam War Veteran

On July 25, 2011. Age 66. Of Gloucester City. Survived by his devoted and cherished daughter Patricia Ann Gillespie Kropp and son-in-law Richard Kropp. Dear brother to John Gillespie (Elaine), sisters Virginia Emerson (Ralph) and Lynda Gillespie. Devoted Son of the late Charles L. Jr. and Virginia R. (nee White). Loving Uncle Bub to many nieces and nephews. Dear step-father to Richard Dolson (Cindy) and Theresa Ritchie (Robert). Loving Poppy to six grandchildren. Charles was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He was a United States Marine who proudly served in Vietnam with the First Force Reconnaissance Company 1967-68.... Read more →

GCHS Junior High Registration Tuesday, July

Gloucester Catholic High School (GCHS) will expand its programs to include a junior high for the coming academic year. The school will host an Information and Registration Night for prospective students, and their families, Tuesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Administrators, faculty and current GCHS students will be there to discuss academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, transportation and related concerns. Applications are available on the website, For additional information contact Admissions Director Tony Powers at or 856-456-4400. Gloucester Catholic made the decision to expand its program to include seventh and eight grade students in response to... Read more →

Grand Opening of Sea Box Inc. Headquarters in Burlington County

Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited Sea Box Inc. to help celebrate the company’s grand opening of its new 378,000 square-foot world headquarters in Cinnaminson in Burlington County. “Sea Box’s grand opening is happening because of its unprecedented growth over the last few years,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “It’s a tribute to both the company’s ingenuity and its commitment to its customers and to New Jersey. I am delighted to help Sea Box inaugurate its new facility and I hope to see the company continue to grow and flourish here in Burlington County. Their decision to expand... Read more →

AMERICAN LEGION: Bordentown Post 26 wins twice; Will Play Brooklawn-

With yesterday’s pair of wins and Brooklawn Post 72 winning the District 3 tournament without a loss, Bordentown will get to play Brooklawn 7 p.m. tomorrow night at Moody Park, this year’s host to the American Legion Final 8 tournament. Dolan’s squads just continue to excel at the best time of the season. After beating a good Gibbsboro team 6-1, it followed with a 16-hit attack against Watchung Hills, Post 26’s district tournament record from 2006 to the present is an eye-popping 20-3 and they roll into the state finals having won 17 of their last 18 games. “I don’t... Read more →


EDITOR’S Note: We have written several commentaries on why local governments should not be involved in real estate dealings. The last one was in 2009. We have some new information to discuss so we decided to explore the topic once again. BILLS POINT OF VIEW: By Bill Cleary (CNBNEWS.NET) If anyone needed an example on why government should not be involved in real estate they need to look no further then the 2001 lease agreement between the City of Gloucester City and Holt/Cresmont/Gloucester Marine Terminal. That agreement signed by former Mayor Robert Gorman and Tom Holt Sr. gave the City’s... Read more →

What’s the Deal With News Corp’s Other, U.S.-Based, Hacking Scandal?

reprinted with permission of ProPublica by Braden Goyette ProPublica, July 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m. News Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch arrives home with his wife Wendi Deng in New York on July 20, 2011. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) After testifying before the British Parliament this week, Rupert Murdoch returned to the United States to be greeted with more bad news: The Justice Department is opening up an inquiry into allegations of computer hacking by News Corp's American advertising wing, News America Marketing. The New York Times' David Carr revisited News America's troubled history with "anti-competitive behavior" in a column on... Read more →

Mother of six priests and four religious sisters mourned in India :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Image via Wikipedia Kolkata, India, Jul 21, 2011 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- Elizabeth Anikuzhikattil, a Catholic mother whose 15 children included five priests, a bishop, and four religious sisters, died at the age of 94 on July 14. “We mourn the death of a holy mother,” said Fr. Augustine Kootala, a family friend, in an interview with India's Bosco Information Service. photo: Don Bosco Elizabeth Anikuzhikattil and her husband Luke, who died in 2006, raised eight boys and seven girls. Four of her daughters became religious sisters. Two joined the Sacred Heart Sisters in Kerala, one is a Salesian Sister,... Read more →

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs

Council Refuses to Consider Evidence that HOFNOD Works Press Release Belmar, NJ July 22, 2011 "How does the same state government... which dispensed over 700,000 syringes to people whose lives are being destroyed by illegal drug use... conclude that HOFNOD is a gamble...?" Anthony Mauro Ed Markowski, President NJOA (EP), addressed the Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to educate council members about the proven effectiveness of the Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs program. The Council had recently voted against the HOFNOD program based on false and misleading information, but in spite of being presented with proof of... Read more →

Andrews Announces Pennsauken Transit Center Will Put Hundreds to Work

Haddon Heights, NJ – Last week, Congressman Andrews announced that the final phase of construction on the Pennsauken Transit Center had been approved and will begin in September – creating and sustaining hundreds of construction jobs in the region. The $39 million project is funded entirely by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a bill that Congressman Andrews strongly supported because it enabled local governments to address their infrastructure needs without overburdening taxpayers. This new center will make travel more convenient for passengers by directly connecting the River Line and Atlantic City Rail line. Currently underway, the first phase... Read more →

Obama Certifies Military Ready for ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 – Based on recommendations from military leaders, President Barack Obama has certified to Congress that the U.S. armed forces are prepared for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. There is a 60-day waiting period before the repeal goes into effect, so the law will officially come off the books Sept. 20. After that date, gay service members can be open about their sexual orientation. The president signed the certification and delivered it to Congress today. Congress passed the repeal law in December. The legislation gave the military time to prepare the force and said... Read more →

Direct Property Tax Relief for New Jersey

Trenton, NJ – Highlighting the direct relief provided to New Jersey seniors in his Fiscal Year 2012 Budget, Governor Chris Christie today met with senior Sultana Kizides at her home in Perth Amboy to have a conversation about how his budget maintains fiscal discipline while prioritizing and funding core priorities to assist New Jersey seniors. Governor Christie’s budget doubles Homestead Benefits in Fiscal Year 2012 for New Jerseyans, providing property tax relief as a direct credit against homeowners’ property tax bills, and increases funding by $90 million for the Senior Freeze property tax relief program. Senior Freeze checks are in... Read more →

What the Republicans Don't Want You to See -CNBNEWS.NET

June 23, 2011 1. Republican Leaders Agree U.S. Default Would Be a "Financial Disaster" 2. Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt 3. George W. Bush Doubled the National Debt 4. Republicans Voted Seven Times to Raise Debt Ceiling for President Bush 5. Federal Taxes Are Now at a 60 Year Low 6. Bush Tax Cuts Didn't Pay for Themselves or Spur "Job Creators" 7. Ryan Budget Delivers Another Tax Cut Windfall for Wealthy 8. Ryan Budget Will Require Raising Debt Ceiling - Repeatedly 9. Tax Cuts Drive the Next Decade of Debt 10. $3 Trillion Tab for Unfunded Wars... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire Dept.:Over-Ride/Under-Ride on Route 42 -

On Friday July 8th, the Bellmawr Fire Department along with the Deptford Fire Department was dispatched to Route 42 Southbound in the area of Creek Rd for a MVA - Rescue Assignment. Rescue Company 32 was advised enroute that NJSP was confirming entrapment with a 2 tractor-trailers on top of a passenger vehicle. Based on these reports a special request was made for the heavy rotator wrecker from Helmrichs Towing. Rescue 32 arrived to confirm 1 passenger vehicle with 2 tractor-trailers on top w/ 1 trapped driver on the passenger vehicle. Engine 33 and Battalion 303 (Christinzio) arrived and began... Read more →

Canine Graduates Celebrate in Style

By Dawn Watson What has 20 legs and loves to shop? Why, the canine graduates of Call of the Wild Adventure class, that's what! Brother of the Wolf, located in Gloucester City, held its final class in a series today in Haddonfield. Dog owners walked the sidewalks showing off their handling skills to the appreciative glances (and pats) of passersby, young and old alike. One of the many stops the class made was to John Shilkoski's Doggie & Kitty Style store on King's Highway. The dogs were welcomed by John, pictured in the extreme right-hand corner of the photograph,... Read more → Sports: TCNJ Swim Teams, Athletes Earn Academic Acclaim

Roskos wins national title in 3-meter diving event Nashville, TN ... Sophomore Danica Roskos (Pennington, NJ/Hopewell Valley) won the national title in the 3-meter diving event at the opening day of the 2011 Division III Swimming and Diving Championships held at the University of Tennessee. Roskos posted a score of 485.90 to win the 11-diver competition by the . She claimed the second diving national title in Lions program history and first since Diane Maiese won the 1-meter diving event in 1997. Freshman Sabrina Lucchesi (Columbus, NJ/Notre Dame) also earned All-American honors in the 3-meter event placing 9th with a... Read more →

Kapsch Trafficcom New Vendor for E-ZPass Group

E-ZPass Announces Selection of Technology Vendor for New Contract Electronic toll system will provide devices, readers and equipment without disruption to 21 million customers Wilmington, DE - The E-ZPass Group, a coalition of 24 toll agencies in 14 states that operates the largest interoperable toll collection system in the world , announced today that it has selected a vendor to provide transponders, readers, ancillary equipment and services to support the continued operations of the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system in a new agreement. Following a comprehensive competitive procurement process, Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS, Inc. has been selected as the vendor for... Read more →

Better Education for Kids and the United Way Team Up to Provide Book Bags to Students in Need

B4K and United Way to Hold Back-to-School Giveaway Events in Cities across New Jersey New Brunswick (July 21, 2011) – Better Education for Kids (B4K) in partnership with the United Ways of New Jersey will provide over 40,000 book bags filled with essential school supplies to students in need across New Jersey. “We are very excited to team up with the United Ways of New Jersey for such a meaningful project. In these difficult economic times, basic school supplies are often unaffordable for many families. We want parents and kids to focus on a successful school year, and these backpacks... Read more → Sports: Delaware High School Volleyball Standout Niki Receveur Commits to GBC

7/21/2011 3:44:00 PM Highlight Video WILMINGTON, Del. – Niki Receveur, a standout high school volleyball player at both Brandywine and Concord High School, has committed to Goldey-Beacom College, it was announced today by head coach Rich Bowers. “My projection for Niki is to move into the libero spot vacated by A.J. Hicks ('11) this past year and continue the tradition of excellent defensive play in this spot,” Bowers said. “Niki is an excellent passer and gives 100-percent effort at all times. Her presence in the defense will help Goldey fight for a spot in the conference playoffs.” Receveur played at... Read more →

Obit: Daniel M. Hill Jr. of Sicklerville

On July 17, 2011. Age 62. Of Sicklerville. Survived by his aunt, Anita St. Thomas, cousins, Keith (Dee), many relatives and cherished friends. Inurnment with U.S. Air Force Military Honors will be Thursday 11:30 in CHAPEL at Brig. General Doyle Veterans Cemetery. Condolences and Memories at under the obituary of Daniel M. Hill. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Gloucester City

photo by CNBNEWS.NET- The fire broke out on the second floor of the restaurant. (CNBNEWS.NET)An early morning fire occurred at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street and the railroad, Gloucester City, on Saturday (July 23). Shortly after 3 AM the alarm was sounded. When fire engines arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke coming out of the second floor windows. No injuries were reported. A walk around the building today, Saturday, revealed heavy damage to the first floor ceiling near the inside entrance to the building. The dining room looked okay. The windows on the second floor were boarded.... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Should You Shave Your Dog for Summer?

click advertisement by Dawn Watson ( There is much controversy concerning whether or not dogs benefit by a summer haircut. There is no set rule although many owners of dogs with “fur” as opposed to “hair” (shedding vs. non-shedding) are quite opinionated about it. Dogs such as the Husky, Malamute, and Chow have protective undercoats that allow them to stay warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. If you choose to shave this particular type of dog be aware that the fur may not grow back quite the way it was, before. It’s not a real good idea... Read more →

Matthew C. Spencer, St. Mary Church Sexton, GCHS Alumni Class of '54, Ironworker Local #399, VFW Post 3620

On July 21, 2011. Age 75. Lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 40 years to Roslyn “Jackie” Spencer. Loving father of Janet Watkins and the late Stephen Watkins. Cherished grandfather of Jacqueline Watkins and the late Jason Watkins-Spencer. Dear brother of James Spencer (Jane), late William Spencer, Late John Spencer, Late Joseph Spencer (surviving Ann) and the late Daniel Spencer (surviving Marie). Matt graduated from Gloucester Catholic H.S. class of 1954. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Matt was a lifelong faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City where he... Read more →

NCAA president lays out framework for upcoming Last Updated - July 19, 2011 5:05 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS Getty Images Getty Images NCAA President Mark Emmert had plenty to say Tuesday on the state of Division I intercollegiate athletics. INDIANAPOLIS -- Significant and strategic change is needed in Division I intercollegiate athletics, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Tuesday as he provided the framework for next month’s presidential retreat. “The integrity of collegiate athletics is seriously challenged today by rapidly growing pressures coming from many directions,” Emmert said. “We have reached a point where incremental change is not sufficient to meet these challenges. I want... Read more →

Camden County Continues Study on a County Wide Police Force; "Any Reports Contrary to that are Untrue", Lou

(CNBNEWS.NET)Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., said in a prepared statement today that the County is proceeding with their study for a Countywide Police Force. Capelli said any news report that the County was "slowing" the process is untrue. "We are making good progress and are on track with our goals." His full statement is below. "We want to alert all mayors, committee members, elected officials, other stakeholders and the rest of the local media, which has gotten this story right, that today’s story in The Philadelphia Inquirer alleging that the County was “slowing” the process of a countywide... Read more →

Barnegat Bay's Ecological Restoration Moving Ahead-CNBNEWS.NET

Image via Wikipedia (11/P85) TRENTON - Spearheaded by the Department of Environmental Protection, a new ecosystem-based water quality monitoring network is gathering critical information about Barnegat Bay that will greatly enhance the Christie Administration's comprehensive plan to restore this ecologically sensitive and economically important estuary. The DEP launched the Barnegat Bay Water Quality Monitoring Network in June, and has been working with state, local, federal, volunteer, and academic partners to gather data on pollutants, sources of those pollutants, and how water flow affects the health of the bay. The DEP and its partners demonstrated how the network works to the... Read more →


NJ Hero Jerry Walker, First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Governor Christie with Team Walker participants. Trenton, NJ – With a career that’s taken him around the globe, Jerry Walker just wanted to give something back to the community. Recognizing a need to provide inner city youth with safe and constructive alternatives to the obstacles experienced in their daily lives, the former St. Anthony High School and Seton Hall basketball standout formed Team Walker. The nonprofit organization gives children an opportunity to learn teamwork, responsibility and unity through after-school, athletic and recreational programs. Today, Governor Christie and First Lady Mary... Read more →

Letters: CBS Sports MaxPreps | Fall 2011 High School Sports Journalism Opportunity

CBS and (MaxPreps) are excited to offer a new journalism internship program strategically focused on high school students interested in the sports industry. Whether you are a student (high school or college) or a teacher you can be involved! Each semester, MaxPreps deploys the “CBS MaxPreps High School Journalism Program.” The opportunity provides a finite number of internships to aspiring high school students and journalism programs across the United States. Our #1 goal is to deliver real-world experience in the field of journalism to your students. We would like to extend an invitation to all Media/Video students and Instructors... Read more →

NFL owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 10-year agreement -NFL.COM

Image via Wikipedia NFL owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 10-year agreement to end the lockout Thursday, pending player approval. The vote was 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining from the ratification, which came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel. Players still had to sign off on the deal -- and they must re-establish their union, the NFL said. Players didn't vote on a full pact Wednesday because there were issues that had not been resolved. They planned to have a conference call later Thursday. "Hopefully, we can all work quickly, expeditiously, to get... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia TRENTON * The New Jersey DEP is currently assessing potential impacts of a Wednesday fire at a New York City wastewater treatment plant that caused a shutdown of that facility and a continuing discharge of raw sewage into the Hudson River. The Department has reached out to officials of New Jersey municipalities and counties located along the Hudson River to make sure they are aware of the situation and are part of a coordinated response effort along with the State Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Office of Emergency Management. PHOTO: Rain falling on... Read more →

Attention Gloucester City

Several residents living in the area adjacent to I-76 have been sent letters from NJDOP concerning new construction on I-76.This construction will not effect any properties in the community of Gloucester City. Plans for this project are available for all interested parties at the Municipal Building, 512 Monmouth Street. Mayor William James Related articles, courtesy of Zemanta: Gloucester City Councilman Comments on 153 -Year- Old School Closing FIRST PART: The Tale of Holt, the UDAG, and the City of Gloucester City Local Dog Training School Now Offers Drop-Off Obedience Training Mountains - The Abbreviated Version Gloucester City Police Seek... Read more →

American Legion Mid-Atlantic Tournament Boyertown

August 4, 2011 - August 9, 2011 Bear Stadium - Boyertown, Pennsylvania MORE INFORMATION Related articles BILLS POINT OF VIEW: Congratulations Joe ; and A Friend in Need ( Ronnie Dunn headlines American Legion World Series concert ( ESPN3 to show entire Legion World Series - ( AMERICAN Legion World Series tickets on sale now ( Read more →

Letters: South Camden Theatre Co. Says Thank You

Dear Friends, I trust you are enjoying your summer. I know we are here at SCTC. Our sixth season was filled with so much excitement, so much work and so many firsts, that it feels good to take a breath. Not only did we move into the Waterfront South Theatre, but for the first time we produced four major works on our new stage in this state-of-the-art facility. And, even more exciting is the fact that from September 10, 2010 through May 20, 2011 we welcomed nearly 5,000 people into the theatre. When you stop and think about it, this... Read more →

Judge Says Feds Have ‘Misled the Public’ on Controversial Immigration Program

by Marian Wang ProPublica, July 14, 2011, 10:43 a.m. Federal immigration authorities must hand over potentially embarrassing documents related to the implementation of a controversial immigration program, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York ordered this week. According to Judge Shira Scheindlin, federal immigration authorities seem to “have gone out of their way to mislead the public” about the program known as Secure Communities, and they’ve issued mixed messages about whether the program is optional or not. Secure Communities allows state and local law enforcement to share the fingerprints of their arrestees with the FBI and Homeland... Read more →

A G-Town Divided | Philadelphia City Paper

A group meant to bring Germantown residents together is driving them apart. By Holly Otterbein Neal Santos THE BUCK STOPS: Protesters this week at the site of a planned Save-A-Lot and Dollar Tree stores. [ deja vu ] Germantown is haunted — not by spirits, but by the specter of years of insider politics, manipulation and division that finally culminated in 2010 in the dismantling of the Germantown Settlement community development corporation. Under the leadership of Emanuel Freeman, whom his own accountant later likened to dictator Robert Mugabe, the housing and social service agency defaulted on millions in bank and... Read more →


Welcome Back from Afghanistan Deptford, New Jersey Who: SPC Joseph Grasso, U.S. Army When: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Time: **NOTE TIME CHANGE - 5:30 PM Where: 110 Hedgerow Court Deptford, New Jersey 08096 Please come out and welcome Spc. Joseph Grasso, U.S. Army, who is returning home from Afghanistan after a one year deployment. Joseph is 23 years old and a Graduate of Deptford High school in 2005. He then attended Gloucester County College, studying computer network management, receiving his Associates Degree. Joseph joined the Army in January of 2009. He works as a Signals Intelligence Analyst. His next duty... Read more →


On June 3 we had our 10th annual Ovarian Cancer fundraising trip to the Camden Riversharks, and raised $2,600 to help fight this disease. Some 15,000 women will die from ovarian cancer this year. It amazes us how this event has grown – from 50 to 340 people. We have good fellowship and everyone seems to enjoy the event. There are so many people we want to give credit to, for without their help this event would not happen. First we want to thank Albert Countryman of the Gloucester City News for running our advertisement and giving a door prize... Read more →

American Heroes: 22 Killed So Far this month in Middle East Wars Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth B. Elwell July 17, 2011 33, of Holland, Pa.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died July 17.. Army Pfc. Tyler M. Springman Army PFC Tyler MJuly 17, 2011 19, of Hartland, Maine; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died July 17...[Read More] Army Spc. Frank R. Gross July 16, 2011 25, of Oldsmar, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died... Read more →

Clinton falls to Brooklawn in New Jersey Legion baseball playoffs |

by Barry Miller After a brilliant 19-1 regular season, the Pyramid Senior American Legion champion Clinton Knights came to Moody Park hoping to continue their winning ways in the Southern District playoffs Tuesday afternoon. The outlook looked sunny after Andrew Westlin, batting with an open stance, led off the second with an opposite-field homer over the 330-foot sign to give Clinton a 1-0 lead. However, after a raging 11-run fifth-inning tsunami by the 24-time state champion Brooklawn Bulldogs keyed a seven-inning mercy rule shortened 18-4 defeat, the Knights went home feeling the Moody blues. Now having to win to stay... Read more →

Annual Family Festivals at Camden Children's

The Camden Children's Garden invites you to ANNUAL FAMILY FESTIVALS ~ Second & Fourth Weekend Series Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm, April thru November Admission is the same regular low price: - FREE for children two and younger! - $6 per person - $4.00 per person at Aquarium/Garden Gate. - Be A Member (In Just Two Visits, Membership Pays for Itself!) Individual; ($25) Duo - 2 People ($30) ; Family of 3 ($35); Family of 4 ($40); Family of 5 ($45); Family of 6 ($50) For more information, contact 856-365-8733 or This Week's Events July 22-24 ~ Friday, Saturday, Sunday... Read more →

Q & A with State Assembly Candidate Wil Levins – Third Installment

Please feel free to ask your questions in the comments section below or email them to me at and they will be included in a future edition. Q7. What exactly does a State Assemblyman do and should he or she be important to me? - B.G. Bellmawr A: Yes - State Legislators have a broad impact on your life. They decide the taxes, spending, regulation and oversight of New Jersey’s government. Their decisions filter down to our individual districts, counties and municipalities. Think of the New Jersey General Assembly like a smaller version of the United States House of... Read more →

Eric Fetteroff Receives Paul Harris Award Posthumously

Image via Wikipedia Devoted public servant and Rotarian, Eric P. Fetterolf, received the coveted Paul Harris Award posthumously by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on July 6, 2011. The award is named after Rotary Founder Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. He was nominated by the Rotary Club of Gloucester City, which contributed $1,000 to Rotary International in honor of Mr. Fetterolf’s devotion to humanitarian ideals. The late Mr. Fetterolf was a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Gloucester City, and he continued to assist the Club in its public-service and scholarship... Read more →

Sevier Tea Party: You aren't going to believe this!

Image by Getty Images via @daylife In case you haven't heard by now, our supposedly "Republican" Governor of Tennessee is trying to impose a NATIONAL INTERNET SALES TAX!!! No wonder people call him "Hollow" Haslam Read every dirty little detail about his plan right here: Notice how he whines that he is tired of everyone moving from states with high taxes to states with lower taxes. Does he want to restrict our freedom to travel too? Does he want to impose a State Income tax next? Please drop him a line and let him know your thoughts... HERE IS... Read more →

Changing times at St. Casimir - South Philly Review

A decline in parishioners has caused a Pennsport church 
to merge with another Lithuanian site. By Joseph Myers Posted Jul. 14, 2011 Members of St. Casimir Parish received Holy Communion from Rev. Peter Burkauskas, background, left, at Sunday Mass, one of seven weekly chances for the community to display its faith. A new identity for the 118-year-old parish began two weeks ago with an announcement from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Photo by Joseph Myers The canonical Gospels all tell of The Feeding of the 5000, the miracle through which Jesus Christ multiplied five barley loaves and two fish to feed... Read more →