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August 2011

Boehner Asks Obama to Reschedule Economy Speech - NYTimes.com

By HELENE COOPER 4:33 p.m. | Updated Speaker John A. Boehner all but rejected President Obama’s request to speak to a joint session of Congress next Wednesday by offering an audience the following night. Mr. Obama had asked to deliver a much anticipated speech outlining his proposals to boost employment and the economy on Sept.... Read more →


CALL CONSUMER AFFAIRS IF THEY SUSPECT WRONGDOING (TRENTON) – Assembly Consumer Affairs Chair Paul Moriarty on Tuesday asked residents to be on alert for price gouging by scheming businesses following the havoc caused by Hurricane Irene: “Scary events like Hurricane Irene tend to bring the best out in people, evidenced by the rescue efforts witnessed... Read more →

Face of Defense: Vietnam Vet Regains Long-lost Bronze Star-cnbnews.net

By Jane Gervasoni U.S. Army Public Health Command ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Aug. 30, 2011 - More than 40 years ago, Army 1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star Medal for valor during his service in Vietnam. Army 1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire takes a break during his deployment to Vietnam in 1970.... Read more →


Chief U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn has restrained Alabama from enforcing an immigration law that was slated to go into effect on September 1; Judge Blackburn will rule on the merits of this injunction no later than September 28. Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the law is flawed: Every state has a... Read more →

Remember When?: Comments Made in the Year 1955-cnbnews.

Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $2,000 will only buy a used one. Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter. Info submitted by Hank Miller, author unknown...more to come Related articles Arrest Warrant Issued for the... Read more →

George W. Wagner Jr., of Gloucester City, Korean War Veteran, Photographer, Past President of Telephone Pioneers-cnbnews.net

On August 29, 2011. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband to the late Doris M. (nee Babcock). Loving father of William George Wagner, George William Wagner III (Debbie) and Donna Marie Dileo. Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Kyle, Keith (Nicole) and John and great-grandfather of 4. Dear brother of Eugenia Papaycik. Also survived... Read more →

Tuesday with Adam Tragone

As John Hayward points out in his post this afternoon, the Gunwalker saga continues to take more bizarre turns. Ken Melson, ATF’s acting director, is being moved out of his position at the ATF and reportedly being transferred over to the Department of Justice. Now, as we reported a few weeks ago, Melson was supposed... Read more →

The Mortgage Hangover by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal

A Bronx boom-and-bust story shows why the nation hasn’t yet recovered from the financial crisis. As the American economy limps through its second “recovery summer,” hobbled by trillions of dollars in bubble-era debt, politicians and regulators should take a long look at an unlikely place: Kingsbridge, a neighborhood in the northwest Bronx. In some ways,... Read more →

Josie Pitzo, of Williamstown, Memorial Service Sept. 1-cnbnews.net

On August 26, 2011. Age 42. (nee Makis) Of Williamstown. Loving wife of 8 years to Joseph Pitzo. Also survived by her daughters, Ashley, Crystal, Danielle and Jackie and her sister, Zena Makis. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the Westville United Methodist Church: 14 Center... Read more →

Bishop Galante: Why the Dream Act Transcends Politics-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia Some wonder why church leaders speak out on what are often considered merely political issues. However, what are called political issues really affect people, their lives, their present and their future. These issues do not exist in a vacuum detached from human beings. So very often what are seen as mere “political”... Read more →

Lights, camera, Monarchs | South Philly Review

A documentary will celebrate a West Passyunk-based girls’ soccer team. By Joseph Myers Posted Aug. 25, 2011 The Anderson Monarchs have conquered many foes, including racism, in their 13 years. A notable filmmaker will look to bring their inspirational story to the masses next year with a full-length examination of their handling of all opposition.... Read more →

SMFC & Mid-Atlantic Council Approve 2012 Specifications for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish

Wilmington, DE - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) have established the 2012 commercial quotas and recreational harvest limits for summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, and bluefish. The Commission's actions are final and apply to state waters (0-3 miles from shore). The Council will be forwarding... Read more →

Broadcast Pioneers Name New Member-cnbnews.net

Joseph H. Ball, a radio show producer and founder of one of Philadelphia's longest- established full service advertising/promotion firms, has been named a member of Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. Ball started a radio and publishing career while a student at Central High School. He was a 16-year-old co-publisher of "Campus Town" magazine, which resulted in... Read more →

Voorhees Mayor Column: The 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001-cnbnews.net

Mayor's Column Mayor Michael R. Mignogna This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a day that changed America forever. To commemorate this occasion and pay tribute to those we lost, Voorhees Township will be participating in a National Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. on September 11, 2011... Read more →

Gloucester City Voters Asked to Extend Hours of Sunday Liquor Sales-cnbnews.net

modified 2PM (cnbnews.net) Gloucester City Mayor and Council at the August 26 regular meeting authorized a municipal referendum to be placed on the November ballot pertaining to Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages. Residents will be asked to vote for or against changing the operating hours of Sunday sales to 12 noon to 2AM. Local tavern... Read more →

Congressman Andrews Announces Over $350,000 for Local Law Enforcement -cnbnews.net

Haddon Heights, NJ – Today, Congressman Andrews announced that South Jersey had received over $350,000 in federal funds for local law enforcement efforts, helping departments make significant public safety improvements while retaining police jobs. The grant can be used for personnel, equipment, training, and a variety of other purposes, and was issued through the Department... Read more →


(TRENTON) -- All day-care facilities and their clients should be aware that children and adults enrolled in day-care facilities may be eligible for free meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded program... Read more →

Casino Association of New Jersey Supports Sports Betting in New Jersey-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia Atlantic City (August 26, 2011) – The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) supports the passage of the November sports betting ballot question, which asks voters whether they support amending New Jersey’s constitution to allow sports betting in the State. “The November referendum, if passed, would provide an important step in the... Read more →

Cape May – Lewes Ferry To Resume Service on Tuesday, August 30 -cnbnews.net

Ferry Vessels Berthed at Delaware River Port Facilities (North Cape May, NJ) This afternoon, Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that the ferry service will resume normal operations on Tuesday, August 30. The first departures will be 7:30 a.m. from Cape May, New Jersey and 9:15 a.m. from Lewes, Delaware. For the safety... Read more →

CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: Wake Up People; The Chatham Square 'Boon Doggle'

By Bill Cleary WAKE UP PEOPLE! A number of local governments are still not using the world wide web properly. They haven’t a clue it seems on what is available for their use to alert residents of important happenings or disasters. The emergencies this past week (earthquake, hurricane) highlight why they need such a system... Read more →

Dance mob to strike Rittenhouse | South Philly Review

A local jewelry designer will try her hand as a dancer in this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival. By Jess Fuerst Posted Aug. 25, 2011 Sara Schuenemann Photo by Greg Bezanis The Philadelphia Fringe and Live Arts Festival has always been a platform for redefinition — whether it is a dance style, the concept of a... Read more →

Video 2 : Gloucester City NJ after the storm-cnbnews.net

SEE VIDEO ONE By Bill Cleary (CNBNEWS.NET)Touring Gloucester City Sunday around 10 AM looking for storm damage from Hurricane Irene. Starting at the former CG Base on King Street, stopping at Proprietors Park and taking a ride on Water Street and Charles Street. What we found was some fallen trees (photo, Martins Lake)and fallen tree... Read more →

Video 1: Gloucester City NJ, Sunday, August 28, 2011-cnbnews.net

(CNBNEWS.NET)Touring Gloucester City Sunday around 10 AM looking for storm damage from Hurricane Irene. The video begins at Greenwood Avenue, to Highland Blvd/Johnson Blvd. to Essex Street ending up at the former CG Base on King Street. What we found was some fallen trees and tree branches along with local flooding. Gloucester City Police Chief... Read more →

New Jersey Public Schools Received $268.1 Million from Education Jobs Fund Grant-cnbnews.net

Only 3.7 percent of the Education Jobs Fund grant money awarded to New Jersey public school districts last year has been spent so far, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Education. The data confirms that the vast majority of New Jersey school districts opted to save the funds for use in... Read more →

Earthquake Hits East Coast; Cherry Hill Fire Dept.Responds

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 At just before 2 PM on August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Virginiawas felt for hundreds of miles up and down the mid-Atlantic region, including Cherry Hill. For most, the earthquake consisted of some uncomfortable moments of light shaking. For those in bigger structures and high... Read more →

DCA Local Finance Board approves Cherry Hill and Merchantville application-cnbnews.net

Perhaps today will be considered the day New Jersey reached its tipping point, when private citizens took it upon themselves to lower property taxes and create a more streamlined government. For the first time in the history of New Jersey, the state Department of Community Affairs' Local Finance Board today approved an application by a... Read more →

Send us Your Photos: Tree Down on Rutgers Ave., Gloucester City NJ

posted 9:20AM Modified 12:13PM photo by CL Woods (CNBNews.net) UPDATE: The wind knocked the tree down around 2 AM Sunday morning. Mr. Stecklair along with several other neighbors were working on removing the tree from the street when the photo was taken. Later in the morning the City Highway Department was on the scene to... Read more →

TRICARE: People Should Be Prepared for Emergencies-cnbnews.net

By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011 – As Hurricane Irene bears down on the East Coast, a senior TRICARE official said the storm highlights the importance for people to practice emergency preparedness before such potential natural disasters occur. “We are very aware that when people leave their homes [during... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia TRENTON - Etan Hindin was seeking a job last year after completing his college studies abroad when he came across information about the Department of Environmental Protection's AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program. The environmentally conscious West Orange resident filled out an application and joined the program, hoping to use the opportunity to... Read more →

The EPA is Causing Job Losses and Blocking Economic Development

President Obama's New Economic Plan Must Reign in the EPA, says National Center for Public Policy Research Washington, D.C. - Due to the severe negative impact regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency are having on jobs and economic growth, policy experts from the National Center for Public Policy Research today are urging President Obama to... Read more →

New Jersey May seek Relief from No Child Left Behind-cnbnews.net

SCHOOL BOARD NOTES As the Obama Administration announced a process for states to seek relief from key provisions of No Child Left Behind, New Jersey state officials are considering asking for a waiver from the law’s requirements. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), which relies heavily on student assessments, requires 100 percent... Read more →

Gloucester City /City School Board Legal Notices ...advertised in the Courier Post..so much for Shopping Local!

Public Notice: NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Gloucester City, 512 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 on August 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at which time sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following solicitation: PURCHASE OF ONE... Read more →

“Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection” -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia Celebrating the acquisition of a new collection, the Rowan University Art Gallery presents “Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection” and selections from the Sister Chapel installation - including Bella Abzug by Alice Neel - from August 29 to October 1, 2011. A reception to welcome the exhibition is Tuesday, September... Read more →

Face of Defense: Airman Honors Vets Via Baseball -cnbnews.net

By Jose T. Garza III 502nd Air Base Wing LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Aug. 24, 2011 – Air Force Staff Sgt. Craig LeBlanc said the opportunity to honor U.S. veterans and meet with baseball heroes during a near month-long journey from New Orleans to ground zero in New York City earlier this year was... Read more →

Audubon Mayor Declares a State of Emergency-cnbnews.net

To all Audubon residents: Hurricane Irene is expected to hit our area early Sunday bringing with it high winds and more rain in one system than we have experienced in decades. We may experience many downed trees and flooded basements in our area and possible power outages as a result. PSE&G will have additional crews... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Caring for Pets during an Emergency-cnbnews.net

by Dawn Watson (CNBnews.net) We’ve all heard horror stories about pets losing their homes and sometimes their lives during natural disasters. Is there any way to keep pets safe during a hurricane or flood? One way to protect pets is to purchase life jackets for them and to make sure each dog and cat in... Read more →

James F. Button, age 74, of Gloucester City formerly of Girardville, PA

BUTTON James F. On August 23, 2011. Age 74. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Girardville, PA. Loving father of Mary Capasso (John) and Joanne Williams (George). Cherished grandfather of John Capasso III, Jade Capasso and Brandon Williams. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. James proudly served our Country in the U.S. Army during... Read more →

Elizabeth A. Betty Wright, of Gloucester Township

WRIGHT Elizabeth A. “Betty” On August 21, 2011. Age 83. Of Gloucester Township. At Betty’s request Cremation and Inurnment will be private in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Elizabeth A. Wright. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME , 851... Read more →

Elizabeth M. Bird, of Smyrna, Delaware, formerly of Gibbsboro

BIRD Elizabeth M. On August 21, 2011. (nee Miller) Age 92. Of Smyrna, DE. Formerly of Gibbsboro. Loving wife of 15 years to the late Charles T. Bird. Loving mother of Elizabeth Mackie (Ray), Ronald J. Henry (Leona), Diane Reif (Tom), Charlotte Kormann (Rocky), Unity Sowers (Rick) and the late William Henry. Cherished grandmother of... Read more →

Adams State’s Men, Western State’s Women Picked No. 1 to Begin DII Cross Country Season-cnbnews.net

Grizzly men have won three-straight NCAA cross country team crowns August 24, 2011 NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its national team preseason rankings for the 2011 NCAA Division II cross country season. The men’s team of Adams State College was picked as the... Read more →

Since 9/11, Koch Industries has fought against tougher government rules on chemical plants | iWatch News

Koch’s own reports to the U.S. government were reviewed by iWatch News. The records, known as risk management plans, are maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency. Access is strictly controlled: members of the press and public can only examine 10 plans per month, under the watchful eye of EPA officials.A decade after the worst terrorist... Read more →

Administrator Lipsett: Gloucester City is Ready for Hurricane Irene-cnbnews.net

Gloucester City Administrator Jack Lipsett released the following statement regarding the community’s readiness for Hurricane Irene. “We have had a conference call with our OEM Coordinator and Camden County officials regarding the impending Hurricane. We have made the necessary preparations. The Department of Public Works, City Police, City Fire and Utility Department are on standby... Read more →

Verizon strike a lesson in economics | Nealz Nuze | www.boortz.com

By Neal Boortz Union workers for Verizon have been protesting for weeks. You’ve read the stories and seen the videos of their antics throughout this strike: putting children in front of moving cars driven by “scabs” or staging a mock funeral outside a Verizon executive’s home. Well you will be happy to know that they... Read more →

“Hurricanne watch is in effect for borough of Mt. Ephraim -cnbnews.net

National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Borough of Mt. Ephraim until Sunday night. The Mount Ephraim Police would liket to update all on hurricane Irene. The storm is currently at category 3 located in the Bahamas. It is forcasted to inpact our area on Saturday night into Sunday nights. The forcast... Read more →

Division III National Poll Places North Central, Middlebury as Top Teams in Preseason-cnbnews.net

Middlebury’s women have won NCAA cross country team crowns in 2010, 2008, and 2006 August 24, 2011 NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday the results of a national preseason cross country coaches’ poll for NCAA Division III. The men of North Central College was... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia (11/P103) TRENTON * The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts in the East Amwell, Hopewell and Hillsborough areas of west-central New Jersey to be alert for white-tailed deer that wildlife biologists believe are experiencing symptoms of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a localized... Read more →

Delaware Avenue Enterprises Inc. handles first load of Wine & Spirits | Holt Logistics

press release Delaware Avenue Enterprises Inc, (DAE) located on the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, handled its first loads of Wine & Spirits last week. International Shippers of all commodities use DAE’s on-dock distribution center to cut costs and add flexibility to their supply chain. Jim Sinclair operations manager, said “Shippers drastically reduce their... Read more →

Barito Named NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist-cnbnews.net

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 23, 2011) – Laura Barito ’11 (Arkadelphia, Ark.) was recently announced as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year finalist. Thirty women, 10 from each NCAA membership division, have been selected as the top 30 honorees for the award. Barito was a two-sport star at Stevens winning NCAA National... Read more →

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Cancels All Operations for Friday, through Sunday ; Two Ferries Coming to Gloucester City-cnbnews.net

Ferry Vessels to Berth at Port Facilities on the Delaware River (North Cape May, NJ) Due to anticipated high winds and rough Delaware Bay conditions related to the approaching hurricane, Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced late this afternoon that all vessel departures are canceled for the following dates: Friday, August 26; Saturday,... Read more →