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August 2011

Best Wishes to MR. AND MRS. GEOFFREY GETTINGS, of Gloucester City -cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net) CONGRATULATIONS-Jessica Tussey and Geoffrey Gettings of Gloucester City were married on August 20, 2011 at Saint Agnes Church, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood. Parents of the bride, Adam and Kelly Tussey. Parents of the groom, James Gettings and Mariann Gilbride. Grandparents of the bride, Bill and Connie Cleary. Grandparent of the groom, Margaret Connelly. Matron and Maid of Honor- Danielle Young and Cailin Hadley. Bridesmaids- Maddy Boulden, Alexis Gettings, Brandie Woods, Suzanne Gettings, and Lisa Geiger. Best Men-James Gettings and Jon Price Groomsmen-Adam Tussey, Michael Sharp, Kevin Dougherty, Andrew Harris, and Shawn Bittner. Ushers-Evan Fish and Sonny Ciocco. Special Thanks, Brianna Woods, Emilie Lortie, and Hannah Althouse. see wedding album Read more →

Arrest Warrant Issued for the Former Treasurer of the Gloucester City Swim Club -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia (cnbnews.net)An arrest warrant has been issued for the former treasurer of the Gloucester City Swim Club on charges that the suspect stole thousands of dollars from the organization’s bank account in 2010. According to the Gloucester City Police the alleged crime was brought to their attention on July 29 when a complaint was filed by club members against the treasurer, Edward Szychoski. An investigation by police and swim club officials confirmed that the former treasurer stole approximately $12,000 over a several month period in 2010. Police said the suspect has been charged, however, as of this time he has not been located and has ignored police requests for an interview. Szychoski of the 800 block of Hudson Street has been charged with... Read more →

Pennacchio Calls for Investigation of Elizabeth School Board Lunch Scandal-cnbnews.net

Senator Joe Pennacchio, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, sent a letter today to the Chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee calling for an investigation of the Elizabeth School Board school lunch scandal. The program is administered by the State Department of Agriculture. Senator Pennacchio asked the Chairman to call the State Commissioner of Agriculture and the State Auditor, Steven Eells to discuss the administration of the program. “Thanks to an expose’ in the Star-Ledger the numerous problems that have been obvious for many years in the National School Lunch Program are now a symbol of waste, fraud and abuse in the public school bureaucracy. The goals of the program are worthwhile and commendable. School children need proper nutrition to... Read more →

Gloucester City Emergency Information Link

Emergency management information for the City of Gloucester City can be found at this link. http://www.cityofgloucester.org/emergencymanage.htm Link submitted by Adrianna Parent UEZ office, City of Gloucester City NJ Related articles Attention Gloucester City Residents-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) CNBNEWS AREA HAPPENINGS: Wiffleball Tourney; Wine Tasting; Rabies Clinic; The Beetle (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

95 Grants Awarded to Municipalities, Counties and General Aviation Airports -cnbnews.net

Trenton, NJ – Advancing the Christie Administration’s commitment to investing in New Jersey’s vital transportation network and promoting long-term economic growth for the Garden State, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced the award of 95 grants totaling $14.65 million to municipalities, counties and general aviation airports for infrastructure improvement and safety projects. Joined by Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James Simpson, the Lt. Governor made the announcement in South Plainfield, which is receiving $3.5 million in local aid funding to help advance the replacement of the Park Avenue bridge. “The funding we are announcing today will enable local governments like South Plainfield to move forward with high-priority improvement projects and safety initiatives without putting pressure on local property taxes,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “By investing... Read more →

2011-12 PRESEASON 'WADE WATCH' LIST -cnbnews.net

CONNECTICUT, NOTRE DAME BOTH PLACE 3 PLAYERS ON 2011-12 PRESEASON 'WADE WATCH' LIST ATLANTA (August 23, 2011) – Connecticut and Notre Dame both have three players on the 2011-12 preseason “Wade Watch” list for the State Farm® Wade Trophy, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today. Now in its 35th year, the State Farm Wade Trophy is named after the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University coach, Lily Margaret Wade. The prestigious award, regarded as “The Heisman of Women’s Basketball,” is presented annually to the NCAA® Division I Player of the Year by the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) and the WBCA. The 25-member preseason list is composed of top NCAA Division I student-athletes from 17 institutions and... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Commissioners Honor Several Employees; Welcome New Police Officer

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News The Board of Commissioners presented Mount Ephraim Police Officer Danielle Perna with a Merit Award during the recent August meeting for locating and then arresting the suspect in the July 2 Wells Fargo Bank robbery. Once Officer Perna had searched the area and spotted a person who matched the description traveling north on the Black Horse Pike, she stopped his vehicle. The stolen money was found in his possession. Christopher Edwards of Lindenwold was arrested and turned over to the Brooklawn Police Department. photo by Leigh Anne Hubbs Mt. Ephraim Commissioner Bruce Greenwald, Public Works Safety Director Christopher Fitzgerald, Commissioner Andrew Gilmore , Mayor Joseph Wolk and Chief Edward Dobleman Public Works Safety Director Christopher Fitzgerald was also... Read more →

Dean Baker: Why Is President Obama So Anxious to Cut Social Security?

This cut may sound small, but it adds up over time. A person in their 70s who had been getting benefits for ten years would see a reduction of 3 percent. By the time they were in their 80s, the cut would be 6 percent. And if they lived into their 90s, their benefit would be more than 9 percent lower as a result of President Obama's proposal. For an average retiree who can expect to get benefits for 20 years, President Obama's plan would cut their lifetime Social Security benefits by roughly 3 percent. By comparison, his much feared tax increases on the rich would reduce the after-tax income of someone earning $300,000 a year by just 0.5 percent. In this case, a beneficiary... Read more →

Frank Fanelli, of Westville, Age 75

FANELLI—Frank on August 23, 2011, at his home in Westville, just 3 days shy of his 76th birthday. A driven and sometimes impatient man, Frank was a hard worker, who was kind hearted and giving. Born and raised in South Camden, he has been a resident of Westville for many years. Prior to retirement, he was employed at Columbia Records, St. Anne's Church and the Samuel Mickle School. He is the beloved husband of 52 years to Rosalie (nee Lettieri); devoted father of Denise LaFalce (Ralph), Vincent and Frank (Jacqueline); loving grandfather of Alexandra, Frank, Meghan and Payton; dear brother of William (Pat) and brother-in-law of Elaine Holloway (Chuck) and Joe Centola and special uncle to Joseph Centola (Denise) and Michael Fanelli. Relatives and friends... Read more →

Puzzling moves from N.J. political boss George E. Norcross III | Philadelphia Inquirer

By James Osborne Inquirer Staff Writer The shouting grew louder as the meeting wore on, echoing across Camden City Council's art deco-style chambers. From the audience came cries of "Norcross nephew!" and "Because George says!" The proposed takeover of the city's Police Department by the Camden County government had brought out a large crowd, and as Council members tried to explain their position this month, the hecklers jumped on them. But their real target was not even in the room: George E. Norcross III, an insurance executive and chairman of Cooper University Hospital. He holds no elected office, but is referred to by a former governor as the second most powerful figure in New Jersey politics. Mostly out of public view, Norcross has in the... Read more →

Gov. Vetoes Bill That Would Keep NJ in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative-cnbnews.net

On Friday afternoon, Governor Christie vetoed a bill that would have continued New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a 10-state agreement to cap power plant emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), require polluters to pay for their emissions, and invest those payments in clean energy projects. Matt Elliott, Global Warming and Clean Energy Advocate at Environment New Jersey, issued the following statement: “It comes as little surprise that the governor vetoed this bill late on a Friday when few people were paying attention. The people of New Jersey support RGGI and want our state to do more to tackle pollution and promote clean energy. A majority of New Jersey legislators strongly support RGGI. And over 10,000 citizens have recently emailed... Read more →

Gloucester City NJ:South African Summer Citrus Creates Jobs -cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net)Gerrit van der Merwe (left), chairman of the Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum (WCCPF), the consortium of South African citrus producers eligible to export citrus to the United States, discusses the importance of the South African citrus program with South Africa’s Ambassador to the U.S., Ebrahim Rasool, at a recent event held at the Port of Gloucester City, NJ. The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of South African Summer Citrus in creating jobs in both South Africa and in the greater Philadelphia area and how trade between the U.S and Africa benefits the economy on both continents. In his remarks to local, regional and state officials and fruit industry representatives, Mr. Rasool paid tribute to the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act,... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: ASMFC Bluefish Board Approves Draft Addendum; Give Us Back Our Reefs

Addendum Proposes Establishment of Coastwide Sampling Program to Improve Data used in Stock Assessment Wilmington, DE - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Bluefish Management Board has approved Draft Addendum I to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bluefish for public comment and review. The Draft Addendum proposes a coastwide sampling program to improve the quantity and quality of information used in future bluefish stock assessments. The last peer-reviewed stock assessment, conducted in 2005, supported the finding that the bluefish stock was rebuilt and not experiencing overfishing. However, the peer review panel expressed concern regarding the level of uncertainty in the assessment, particularly with regards to bluefish ageing data. It noted discrepancies in ageing protocols (e.g. the use of scales versus... Read more →

Westville Council Lauds Environmental Commission

click By Sara Martino Gloucester City News At one time, Borough Council had discussed the dismantling of the Westville Environmental Commission. But, following many positive remarks about the need for the Commission, it still continues. During a recent environmental seminar on butterflies at Thomas West Park, the Commission was praised by many attendees for the information presented on the life cycle of the butterfly. Environmental Commission Chairperson Joyce Lovell said many other seminars and events will be planned, including special ones for children. A rain garden, a turtle bridge, the butterfly garden, and other improvements around the pond are a result of the Commission’s involvement, with the help of the Westville Public Works employees. Now, Westville Council is contemplating the dismantling of the Downtown Preservation... Read more →

Mary Ethel Costello School Program a Success

By Kaitlyn Gurcik Gloucester City News Throughout the Summer, students ranging from Fourth to Sixth grade were busy running in and out of Mary Ethel Costello School (MEC) in Gloucester City. The students each had 45 minutes of math, 45 minutes of language arts, and 55 minutes of enrichment time. Besides spending time in the air-conditioned classrooms, students took trips to the bowling alley and sailed on the City Schooner. Not only did the students have fun off campus, they also had fun right in the school yard. They participated in “Water Day,” which included many games – such as being bombed by the maintenance staff from the roof top with water balloons. There was also “Craft Day,” right after the Fourth of July, where... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Teachers Contract Headed to Mediation

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News During last week’s Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) meeting, President Dominick Cipolone said that teacher contract negotiations are headed towards mediation. School Board Member Carl Ingram said he is looking forward to a new page in the negotiation process. In other business, Superintendent Joseph Rafferty said that one of the goals of the upcoming Back to School Night is to encourage parents to register to vote. He said that all too often parents wish to vote in the annual School Election in April, but are unable to do so because they did not register early enough. The district and the Mount Ephraim Police Department have reached an agreement to share information. This agreement has the potential to... Read more →

The 50 Richest Members of Congress — 112th : Roll Call

To determine the richest lawmakers, Roll Call adds up the minimum value of total assets reported by each Member on their annual financial disclosures and subtracts the minimum liabilities. Percent change refers to the change since last year's disclosure forms. An asset valued at $5 million to $25 million is counted at the lesser amount, as is a liability valued at $1 million to $5 million. You can visit previous editions of 50 Richest lists here. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) $294.21 Million Assets $294.21 Million Liabilities $0.00 Million Change 298.9% Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) $220.40 Million Assets $295.40 Million Liabilities $75.00 Million Change 37.7% Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) $193.07 Million Assets $232.39 Million Liabilities $39.32 Million Change 2.5% Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) $81.63 Million Assets... Read more →

LETTERS: Copying Fees, What If I Think I've Been Overcharged?

Some public agencies continue to charge illegally high copying fees, whether it be the now repealed 75 cents per page, or an illegally high "special service charge," or a flat fee for an audio or video recording instead of actual cost. If you think you're being charged an illegally high fee, but don't have the time to challenge the fee in Court or the GRC because you need the document right away, you do not waive your right to challenge the fee and receive a refund if you pay the fee. The notion that you're waiving your right by paying the fee is called the "volunteer rule," and that rule is not applicable to OPRA. The case that made this finding is called Smith v.... Read more →

Delia to head swimming program-NCAA.com

Franklin & Marshall College Last Updated - August 19, 2011 2:28 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS RMC Delia LANCASTER, Pa. -- Patricia S.W. Epps, director of athletics and recreation, announced Ben Delia as head men's and women's swimming coach at Franklin & Marshall College. A 2005 graduate of Hamilton College, Delia spent the last three seasons as head women's swimming coach at Randolph-Macon where he developed a successful women's team and showed his recruiting skills by engineering the rebirth of the men's team. "We look forward to welcoming Ben to Lancaster," Epps said. "It's great to have a coach who has had success as both a coach and an athlete at the Division III level." In 2008-09, the Jackets went 11-3 overall and 6-1... Read more →

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion From Fed - Bloomberg

By Bradley Keoun and Phil Kuntz - Aug 22, 2011 8:19 AM ET The odds of another recession have climbed during the past six months, according to five of nine economists on the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an academic panel that dates recessions. Bank of America’s bond-insurance prices last week surged to a rate of $342,040 a year for coverage on $10 million of debt, above where Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LEHMQ)’s bond insurance was priced at the start of the week before the firm collapsed. Citigroup’s shares are trading below the split-adjusted price of $28 that they hit on the day the bank’s Fed loans peaked in January 2009. The U.S. unemployment rate was at 9.1 percent... Read more →

GBC Names Chuck Hammond New Athletic Director – Morgan to Assume Post at Kean University

(cnbnews.net)WILMINGTON, DE - Chris Morgan, who has served as Director of Athletics at Goldey-Beacom College since 1999, is leaving the school to assume the same post at Kean University. Chuck Hammond, in his eighth year as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Men’s Basketball Head Coach, has been announced as the school’s new Director of Athletics. Morgan came to Goldey-Beacom College in 1999 and guided the athletic department through a transformation from a four-team NAIA school into a 10-team NCAA Division II institution. During his time at GBC, the athletic department saw unprecedented success while all ten teams transitioned into the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Among the many athletic accomplishments in his tenure are seven CACC championships and thirteen NCAA Regional Tournament appearances.... Read more →

Fire Chief, Deputy, Fireman and Township Official Arrested in Arson Invest-cnbnews.net

NJ State Police Press release July 27, 2011 Quinton Township, Salem County, New Jersey – New Jersey State Police Detectives, working with the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety have arrested four local men in connection with a house that was purposely burned down. Patrick Foster, 46, David Sites, 32, Brent Sullivan, 29, and Gary Bell, 66, all of Quinton were all charged in connection with a December 21st fire that destroyed an unoccupied home. The house at 32 Beasley Neck Road is owned by Albert Bell, 93, who is Gary Bell’s father. Foster and Sites were the Chief and Deputy Chief of the Quinton Township Fire Department—a volunteer operated company—until their arrest. Sullivan is a fireman and adjunct... Read more →

CHFD News & Information: C Platoon High Rise Training

Friday, August 19, 2011 C Platoon High Rise Training Before you can fight a high rise fire, you have to make it there first. That is the adage that Battalion Chief Stallfort is instilling in his firefighters on C Platoon. Over the past month the Engine and Ladder Companies have been arriving at 1900 Frontage Road, The Grand Apartments, for what is a simulated high rise fire on the 18th floor. The catch... the elevators are not usable and the firefighters must carry all of their equipment up the stairs with them. After adding up the added weight of a firefighter's protective gear, SCBA, hand tools and hose, the average firefighter was carrying at least an additional 100 lbs. This has become a weekly exercise... Read more →

Mary D. "Dot" Wasiluk, age 77, of Deltona, Florida formerly of Gloucester City NJ-cnbnews.net

Mary D. “Dot” (nee Burns) Wasiluk, age 77, of Deltona, Florida; formerly of Gloucester City and Blackwood, NJ August 20, 2011. Wife of the late Andy, Sr.; mother of the late Andy, Jr. Dear mother of Andrea Johnston, Deltona; mother-in-law of Tom Johnston, Deltona. Also survived by her “granddog” Dale, devoted cousin, Marlene Hainsworth, Wildwood Crest, extended family, church family and friends. Memorial service Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Disciples of Christ Church, Deltona, Florida. Interment private. Related articles Teresa M. Cooney, of Gloucester City age 77 (gloucestercitynews.net) Todd M. Bennett, of Gloucester City, age 33; GCHS Class of 1997 (gloucestercitynews.net) Daniel K Patton Jr., of Gloucester City; WW II Army veteran, Member of Local #322 (gloucestercitynews.net) William L. Rebstock, age 53,... Read more →

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich - NYTimes.com

OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched. While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as “carried interest,” thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate. Others own stock index futures for 10 minutes and have 60 percent of their gain taxed at 15 percent, as if they’d been long-term investors. continue via www.nytimes.com By WARREN E.... Read more →

Pennsauken GOP: Video Taping Ordinance Runs Afoul of 1st Amendment Rights

August 12, 2011 - Pennsauken Township is proposing ordinance 2011:18 to severely restrict video and audio recording of public meetings. After referencing the precedent setting judgment of Tarus vs Pine Hill Borough (2007) the ordinance completely disregards the Court's findings that reasonable guidelines may be imposed. The timing of this ordinance coincides with the recent taping of public meetings by the Pennsauken Republican Club for our website because the committeemen refuse to record them for the Township's public access channel and/or township website. The 1st reading of this ordinance on July 27th was a small paragraph voted unanimously by our five committeemen, deeming it to be reasonable. It wasn't until we requested the actual document using the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) that we realized... Read more →

GLOUCESTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1961 50TH YEAR Reunion Sept. 24 -cnbnews.net

Gloucester High School’s Class of 1961 is very excited about their upcoming 50th yr. class reunion. The affair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at The Wyndham in Mt. Laurel. This class was the first to graduate from the “new” high school which was officially dedicated on May 13, 1961 with the ceremonial “cornerstone laying” officiated by Mr. John A. Lynch, President of the Board of Education. The reunion committee is seeking addresses for the following classmates – Stephen Anderson, Luretta Brockway Thomas, Carol Canning, John Conard, Robert Eunice, Richard Franchetta, Maureen Moore, Donald Sauter, Harry Taylor, Donald Wilson. Please contact Janet Bevan @ 856-456-5511 or Mary Ann Herbst @ 609-280-4922 with any information you can supply. Related Lions Alumni RELATED GLOUCESTER CITY... Read more →

2011 Women’s Volleyball Preview-NCAA.com

Penn State Nittany Lions Key Players: Micha Hancock (Freshman, Setter), Ariel Scott (Sophomore, Outside Hitter), Katie Kabbes (Senior, Outside Hitter), Kristin Carpenter (Junior, Setter), Deja McClendon (Senior, Outside Hitter). Notes: The Nittany Lions are going for their fifth consecutive national championship. If they are to win it this season, they’ll do so with a young bunch. Counting redshirts, Penn State will bring seven freshman to the floor in 2011. USC Trojans Key Players: Kendall Bateman (Senior, Setter), Alex Jupiter (Senior, Outside Hitter), Sara Shaw (Sophomore, Outside Hitter), Lauren Williams (Senior, Middle Blocker), Katie Fuller (Junior Outside Hitter). Notes: Reaching the NCAA semifinals and finishing third in the Conference last season, the Trojans return virtually intact, with five starters and top libero back for 2011. Nebraska... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the clergy from speaking at the 9/11 ceremony next month: After the Twin Towers were leveled on 9/11 ten years ago, two steel beams in the shape of a cross were found; they were subsequently moved to St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Last month, when it was announced that the World Trade Center cross was being moved to its new home at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, American Atheists sued on church-state grounds to stop it. Almost everyone, including non-believers, were critical of this mean-spirited gambit by American Atheists. Among those who could not summon the courage to condemn it was Mayor Bloomberg; without criticizing these activists on... Read more →

New Anti-Bullying Law to Cover New Jersey Students-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia TRENTON, August 18, 2011—New Jersey students returning to school this year will be the first to be covered by what is considered to be the most stringent anti-bullying laws in the nation. Signed into law in January, the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act takes effect this school year. For students, it means additional levels of protection against harassment, intimidation and bullying. For public schools, it means a heightened level of attention on school bullies – and a new set of challenges. According to a 2009 survey of New Jersey youth by the Centers for Disease Control, more than one in five students – 21 percent – said they had been bullied on school grounds during the previous year. The survey, “Youth Risk... Read more →


PARTICIPANT TO BE TRAINED IN ENVIRONMENTAL SKILLS (August 19) TRENTON -- New Jersey is getting a $300,000 federal grant for a green jobs training program in Camden that will target unemployed or underemployed residents for jobs in assessing and cleaning up brownfields and other contaminated sites in their city, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and State Labor Commissioner Harold "Hal'' Wirths announced today. The grant money is funneled through the DEP's Office of Economic Growth and Green Energy (EGGE), which has created a Sustainable Brownfields Redevelopment Workforce Creation for Camden County Program that is underwritten by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Program partners will choose 72 individuals from Camden for job training that will offer them long-term employment opportunities. Participants will be specially trained in the... Read more →

New GM Says It’s Not Responsible for Old GM’s Bad Impala Suspension Parts - WOT on Motor Trend

The class action lawsuit, which we’ve previously reported on, was filed by owners of model year 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impalas. Those years of Impala suffered from faulty rear suspension rods, which meant that tires wore down prematurely. The suit explicitly named Impala owner Donna Trusky of Blakely, PA, whose rear tires wore out in only 6,000 miles. The problem also extended to the Impala model used for law enforcement purposes, but Chevrolet recalled those models and fixed the suspensions free of charge. Chevy told civilian owners that because the Impala PPV has different suspension parts, regular Impalas were exempt from the recall. The class-action suit tried to compel GM to install suspension fix kits on all of the affected cars, but recent court filings... Read more →

The Final Touches on the Brooklawn 9-11 Memorial; Highlights of Gloucester City Council Caucus Meeting

(cnbnews photo)Workers give the final touch to the Brooklawn 9-11 Monument/Memorial, South Hannevig and Maude Avenues. Dedication ceremonies will be held next month on September 11. Time to be announced. CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: BY Bill Cleary BROOKLAWN 9-11 Memorial/Monument- A small crowd gathered at the Brooklawn 9-11 Memorial, South Hannevig and Maude Avenues on Wednesday, August 17th to witness the final touches on the memorial/monument. Present too were Brooklawn Police Chief Fran McKinney, Brooklawn Police Captain Steve Saymon and government representatives. The monument features a 8,438 lb steel beam from the World Trade Center rising 9’11” flanked on both sides by two stone columns holding the artifacts from the other two crash sites. Very few 9-11 memorial sites include artifacts from all 3 disasters.... Read more →

CNBNEWS SPORTS: The Bob Barth/Dan McCarthy Wiffleball Odds

(cnbnews.net)The Bob Barth/Dan McCarthy wiffleball reunion, formerly known as the Brooklawn wiffleball reunion will be held on September 3 on the fields behind the Alice Costello School. Both men, who are deceased, were long time contributors to the reunion which started 23 years ago. Below are the picks for this years matchups compiled by Las Vegas oddsmakers. Gaetano’s (6-5) Fahy, Fahy, Resbtock: Colin took Fahy’s classroom now he’s trying to take his title. Tummy Tee- (7-5) Collins, Collins, MacAdams: Hope they play better than their last gig! Jeep MacAdams (9-5) MacAdams, Ainsley, Humes: Could be a different team if Humes’ wife allows him to play. Erin’s Secret Garden (8-5) Unitas, Thomas, Coxe: Might play well for once as long as Sean can get some sleep... Read more →

Stephen Rauchut age of 64, of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City

On August 20, 2011. Age 64. Of Williamstown. Formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved and cherished son of the late Stephen P. Rauchut and the late Lillian Voll (nee Gillespie). Beloved brother of Elsie Perkins (Rob), James Rauchut (Linda) and Rick Rauchut (Joann). Also survived by his special aunt Mary Wilkie as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to his viewing on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 10 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Catholic Funeral Service 10 AM in the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Stephen Rauchut. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME:... Read more →

A&M-Corpus Christi chooses Hughes-NCAA.com

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Last Updated - August 19, 2011 12:23 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS A&M-CC Hughes CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -– Stephanie Hughes, an eight-year member of the UTSA coaching staff, has been named head coach of the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi softball team, senior associate athletic director Scott Lazenby announced today. Hughes becomes the fifth head coach in Islanders softball history. “I would like to thank Tim Fitzpatrick and Scott Lazenby for giving me the opportunity to lead this great program,” Hughes said. “I’m honored and excited to be the next head coach of the 2011 Southland Conference Champions and I look forward to continuing the winning tradition of Islanders softball.” Hughes, a native of Angleton, Texas, comes to... Read more →

The Curchin Group Selects Beneficiaries for its 2011 Curchin Open-cnbnews.net

click advertisement RED BANK, New Jersey (August 18, 2011) - The Curchin Group, LLC ("Curchin"), a mid-sized, full-service accounting firm based in Red Bank, New Jersey, announced today that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties ("BBBSMMC") and Prevention First will be splitting all proceeds from the Firm's 6th Annual Curchin Open, its indoor miniature golf tournament for charity. The 2011 Curchin Open will take place at Curchin's Red Bank office on November 2, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Player fees are $20.00 per person, which includes one round of golf, food and beverages. Fantasy Golf scratch-off cards are available for $5.00 each. Foursome teams can sign up for a fee of $100 per team, which includes four Fantasy Golf scratch-offs. Curchin... Read more →

Legion submits comments on service dogs

The American Legion - August 17, 2011 U.S. Marine Corps photo The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations and policies concerning service guide dogs for veterans and many American Legion members have contacted The American Legion Headquarters in Washington, DC. Below is a list of comments posted on Federal Register Volume 76, Number 116: FR Doc No: 2011-14933. The American Legion National Headquarters has received numerous calls and correspondence with concerns with VA's proposed rule for 38 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 17. These comments are submitted in response to "RIN 2099-AN51-Service Dogs." Below is a list of The American Legion concerns: continue to read Related articles AMERICAN LEGION: A positive community transformation -cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) American Legion World Series: Minnesota hands... Read more →

Philadelphian Leo Holt elected Jackson Laboratory Board of Trustees chairman

press release (cnbnews.net)Bar Harbor, Maine -- Leo A. Holt (photo) of Philadelphia is the newly elected chairman of The Jackson Laboratory's Board of Trustees. He replaces New York investment executive Brian Wruble, who completed two terms as chairman. Holt is president of Holt Logistics Corp., a marine terminal and logistics systems developer and operator, with facilities in Philadelphia and Gloucester City, N.J. Holt has participated in the nonprofit biomedical research laboratory's governance since 2004. He was elected to Jackson’s Board of Trustees in 2007 and became vice chair in February 2011. "Leo Holt is deeply committed to The Jackson Laboratory's mission to improve human health," says Jackson Executive Vice President and COO Chuck Hewett. "He is an established leader who will guide our institution to... Read more →


press release TRENTON -- The Department of Environmental Protection today proposed new rules that will accelerate the pace of contaminated site cleanups in New Jersey. Upon adoption, the rules will culminate a three-year phase-in of the Site Remediation Reform Act, the law that provides sweeping changes to the way contaminated sites are investigated and cleaned up. That act established the DEP's Licensed Site Remediation Professional program. "It is a priority of the Christie Administration to clean the more than 16,000 contaminated sites across the State,'' said Commissioner Martin. "This is an important step to help us more quickly and efficiently achieve that important goal. It will benefit public health and the environment, and will make underutilized properties available more quickly for redevelopment, benefiting economic growth."... Read more →

Lawsuit: Obama White House allegedly bankrolled propaganda scam - National Law Enforcement | Examiner.com

The Obama Health and Human Services Department spent millions of taxpayer dollars on a "Guerrilla Campaign" to track search engine web traffic and push internet search engine users to U.S. Government web site promoting Obamacare, according to documents obtained in lawsuit. A successful public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption announced on Thursday evening that it finally obtained documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) showing that the Obama White House helped coordinate a multimillion dollar taxpayer-funded campaign to use Internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo to drive Web traffic to a government Web site promoting the Affordable Health Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The expressed purpose of this campaign was to increase public support for the... Read more →

Superintendent Turnover Rate Spikes-cnbnews.net

click advertisement TRENTON, August 18, 2011—Nearly 29 percent of New Jersey school districts – 170 of the 589 school districts and educational services commission tracked by the New Jersey School Boards Association – changed superintendents in 2010-2011, according to a report released today. That was the highest turnover rate in the 10 years that the NJSBA has monitored superintendent employment. Retirements accounted for 51 percent of the 170 instances when districts changed superintendents last year. In another 21 percent of the cases, the superintendent moved on to another district, and replacing an interim superintendent accounted for 16% of the turnover. Other reasons included superintendents who resigned or died, or a school board agreeing to share superintendents with other districts. Last year’s 29 percent turnover rate... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST-Me The Fern and the Bamboo-cnbnews.net

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. (cnbnews.net)This is something we all need to read and apply to ourselves, One day I decided to quit.... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality..... I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God."God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"His answer surprised me..."Look around", He said."Do you see the fern and the bamboo?""Yes", I replied."When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth.Its brilliant green covered the floor.Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo."In... Read more →

HUNTING AND FISHING: Artificial Reef; Antler Point Survey-cnbnews.net

NJ ARTIFICIAL REEF PROGRAM New Jersey's Artificial Reef Program marked an historic achievement on August 10 with the reefing of the Arthur W. Radford. The decommissioned destroyer is the first warship ever sunk off our coast and is now located 28 nautical miles southeast of Cape May at the Del-Jersey-Land Reef in 130 feet of water. The Radford Reefing Project was a collaborative effort between the U.S. Navy and the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The vessel will provide habitat for more than 150 species of fish and marine life and will quickly become a premiere recreational fishing destination. Additionally, its colossal size and diversified structure will appeal to scuba divers of all skill levels. For more information on the deployment, including reef... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week:“Pocket Pets”-cnbnews.net

by Dawn Watson (CNBnews.net) A “pocket pet” is a type of animal usually small enough to fit into your pocket. Falling within this category are hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rats, sugar gliders, gerbils, prairie dogs, squirrels, hedgehogs and ferrets. Not all of the above-named animals are suited for captivity. Some will die within weeks if kept isolated or caged, some can transmit diseases to humans or other animals, and few can be trained to respond positively to humans. Some folks buy these little mammals as a form of amusement and, when they tire of them, neglect them or simply release them where they will be eaten by larger animals or suffer weather-related deaths. Please remember that these creatures feel hunger, thirst, heat, and cold. They... Read more →

Letter: Courier Post only sees it one way -cnbnews.net

By GTGOP | August 19th, 2011 - As the debate on Camden Countywide Police moves on, the Courier Post has reported favorably on the idea. The direction of the reporting should have been OP-ED pages, rather than actual news stories. The Gloucester Township, and Camden County Republicans have both released their position against countywide police and those stories have been not seen in the Courier Post. There have been stories by Freeholders, Clergy, and Politicians in favor of this plan, but, the prepared press release by Gloucester Township Republicans has been shuffled around the Courier Post newsroom with no print. Camden County Republican press conference was covered by the TV media, and yet, no South Jersey Newspaper coverage. With having had George Norcross as part... Read more →

Read the Embarrassing Hacking Allegations That News Corp. Redacted

reprinted with permission of ProPublica by Marian Wang ProPublica, Aug. 16, 2011, 11:50 a.m. New documents published today cast doubt on News Corporation’s claims that top executives and editors at the now-defunct News of the World were unaware of widespread phone hacking at the paper. One of the documents had also been aggressively redacted by News Corp., which removed references that referred to top editors knowing about the hacking. We've posted the document, with News Corp.'s redaction revealed. The document, a four-year-old letter from former News of the World correspondent Clive Goodman, asserted that other members of the staff were also using phone hacking and that the practice “was widely discussed in the daily editorial conference.” The letter also alleged that News of the World... Read more →

Brooklawn's DH Alex Rapanos named to Legion World Series All Tournament Team

American Legion World Series awards and all-tournament team - The Star Online Wednesday, Aug 17 2011, 1:15 am Sports Staff Reports 2011 ALWS All-Tournament Team DH Alex Rapanos, Brooklawn UT Channing Nanney, Tupelo, Miss. C Erik VanMeetren, Las Vegas, Minn. 1B Tyler Peterson, Eden Prairie, Minn. 2B Tony Skjefte, Eden Prairie, Minn. 3B TJ White, Las Vegas SS Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, Minn. OF Dillon Palencia, Gaffeny, S.C. OF A.J. VanMeetren, Las Vegas OF David Belusky, Eden Prairie, Minn. P Brandon Woodruff, Tupelo, Miss. P Will Cox, Tupelo, Miss. P Kaleb Earls, Gaffney, S.C. Rawlings Big Stick Award — Tony Skjefte,, Eden Prairie, Minn. Louisville Slugger Award — Dylan Huskey, Gaffney, S.C. Click Cowger RBI Award — Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, Minn. Bob Feller Pitching... Read more →


Image via Wikipedia NBA Star To Auction Jerseys for Underprivileged Youth CAMDEN, NJ: On Saturday August 20th, 2011 the Camden Riversharks will be hosting a jersey auction to support local basketball star Jason Thompson’s foundation and the L.I.V.E. Like JT Campaign. Throughout the night Thompson will be available for pictures and autographs with Riversharks fans at the game. Thompson grew up in Mount Laurel, NJ and attended Lenape High School and was on the 2004 New Jersey State Championship Varsity Basketball Game. He was the starting center of the Rider University men's basketball team until 2008, and was selected 12th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2008 NBA Draft. With the L.I.V.E. like JT campaign, Jason hopes to give back to the community where... Read more →

President Obama on Midwest tour with $2.1 Million Bus made in Canada - NYPOST.com

By GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent Last Updated: 9:46 AM, August 17, 2011 WASHINGTON -- President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built -- in Canada, The Post has learned. The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts. It's a VIP H3-45 model, the company's top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands. Obama's new ride is equipped to carry all the baggage a president needs -- including the "football" that allows him to remotely control US nuclear weapons. There's electronic equipment allowing Obama to communicate and teleconference worldwide. Like... Read more →