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September 2011

Andrews Supports School Infrastructure Plan, Which Creates 6,700 Jobs in

Haddon Heights, NJ- Congressman Andrews announced his support for President Obama’s American Jobs Act that puts Americans back to work to get our economy growing again. While we cannot solve our economic crisis overnight, both parties agree job that there are things we can do right now to start rebuilding the economy. One idea highlighted in the President’s plan would create roughly 6,700 jobs in New Jersey, according to the White House, with $642.4 million in infrastructure investment to repair and improve NJ public elementary schools and community colleges. Rep. Andrews supports the school infrastructure improvements proposed by President Obama... Read more →

So Far Kay Yow Cancer Fund has Raised over $650,

Initiative Rebranded Play 4Kay® Effective with 2011-12 Academic Year ATLANTA (September 20, 2011) – The Kay Yow Cancer Fund announced the results from the 2011 WBCA Pink Zone® initiative. To date, more than 1,300 teams and individuals have supported the Kay Yow Cancer Fund through their participation in the 2011 breast cancer awareness campaign, which was held Feb. 11-20. Donations raised through the initiative for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund® thus far total more than $650,000. “I am once again overwhelmed at the support of the women’s basketball community and other members of the sports community at large as their... Read more →

'No Meat Fridays' return to England and Wales :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

by David Kerr London, England, Sep 20, 2011 / 11:55 am (CNA).- The practice of abstaining from eating meat on Fridays has returned to the Catholic Church in England and Wales after an absence of 27 years. “I think it’s a very good idea,” father-of-three Dominic Schofield told CNA. He and his wife Margaret, along with their three young daughters, were about to sit down to a Friday dinner of fried fish in their London home. “Over the past 20 to 30 years we’ve perhaps lost touch with some of the more grounded Catholic practices and that, in turn, has... Read more →

Help with the Harvest: Collect Native Tree People of all ages can provide foresters with the stock they need to grow seedlings and restore forests 09-10-2010 // Kelly Senser VOLUNTEERS FROM ACROSS the country are expected to collect tens of thousands of pounds of acorns and other native tree seeds this fall. Why the nutty behavior? These concerned citizens are helping to provide foresters with the stock they need to grow seedlings and replenish riparian tree stands, which have suffered due to development, nonnative species invasions and other pressures. “They are giving life to the trees that will become our streamside forests and filter runoff entering... Read more →


On September 21, 2011. Age 61. Of Mount Holly. Formerly of Pemberton and Burlington Twp. Loving Son of the late George N. Guthrie and Naomi (nee Sappington). Cherished Father of Jill Miller of Florida, Cheyenne Guthrie (Anthony Carey) of Little Egg Harbor and Austin J. Guthrie of Little Egg Harbor. Beloved Grandfather of John, Jessica, Jamie, Bianca and Emily. Devoted great-grandfather of one. Dear Brother of Kenneth Guthrie of Bellmawr, Bradley Guthrie of West Virginia, Brady Guthrie of Florida and De Chanda Guthrie Summers of Burlington Twp. Survived by his former wife and friend Deborah Jenkins of Toms River. Keith... Read more →

Study Shows: Rotavirus vaccination leads to large decreases in health care costs and doctor visits

Vaccinating infants against rotavirus has resulted in dramatic decreases in health care use and treatment costs for diarrhea-related illness in U.S. infants and young children, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study is published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “This is good news for parents and our health system overall,” said Dr. Umesh Parashar, medical epidemiologist and team leader for the Viral Gastroenteriti Image via Wikipedia s Team in CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases. “Rotavirus vaccine is one of the most effective ways to prevent severe... Read more →

Curtain Closes on Pennant East Nightclub

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News After decades in the music business, the curtain came down for the last time at the Pennant East Nightclub on Sunday September 11. The club operated as Dick Lee’s from its opening in 1956 by the club’s original namesake, until Lee sold the business in 1992. It then became the Pennant East, and the booking of musical acts became more localized, where sometimes national artists performed under its former moniker. The final Sunday performances, billed as “Pennantpalooza,” presented a day-long stream of some of the club’s recurring bands, consisting of Formerly Known As, Please,... Read more →

Large Crowd Attends Brooklawn's Patriot Day Service

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News On the back of the Patriot Day Service program presented by the Brooklawn American Legion Post 72, a quote from the Bible is printed: “God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7. Those citizens that attended the dedication of the Brooklawn 9/11 Memorial and Monument of the Delaware Valley held at the Brooklawn Memorial Park on Sunday showed the power, love and sound mind as they patriotically listened and observed the ringing of the bell to signify the times... Read more →


IN WAKE OF HEAVY SUMMER RAINFALL (11/P118) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Senior Services are urging State residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne West Nile virus by taking some simple steps to reduce populations of the insect on their own properties. Image via Wikipedia Late summer and early fall are typically the most critical times of the year to be aware of the potential for the dangers of contracting West Nile virus from mosquito bites. Mosquito activity can continue until late October. Mosquitoes also can become more active throughout the... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Alumni

The GCHS Alumni Communion Breakfast The GCHS Alumni Communion Breakfast will be held on November 20th beginning with Mass at 9:00 am followed by the breakfast. Both events will be held in the Msgr. Edward Lucitt Hall. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by contacting Anne Barron 856-456-4400 ext.220. The board of trustees is accepting nominations for the special awards that will be presented at the affair. Below you will find the awards and their criteria. Feel free to write a few words of support of the nomination. All nominations must be received by October 15th. Please send nominations... Read more →

Bancroft programs awarded maximum accreditation

Haddonfield, NJ—September 20, 2011—Bancroft recently received the maximum three-year accreditation from a prestigious international organization for its pediatric and adolescent residential programs. CARF – the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – has accredited the six apartments and two group homes on Bancroft’s Haddonfield, N.J., campus, as well as Bancroft’s 13 homes in the community for children and young adults located across Camden County. These residen tial programs provide comfortable, safe places to live, plus around-the-clock support, supervision and opportunities for community involvement for children ages 5 to 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. “CARF accreditation is... Read more →

Philadelphia Happenings for September/October

Through October 23 Mummies of the World The Franklin Institute 222 North 20th Street 215.448.1200 Through October 30 Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway 215.763.8100 Through December 4 Dual Nature: Science Illustrations of Dan Otte Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 215.299.1000 September 22 - 25 USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) 118-128 North Broad Street 215.972.7600 September 24 Madeline and the Bad Hat Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut Street 215.574.3550 September 29-October 30 August:... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY DANMARK ARRIVES-The majestic, training ship DANMARK, considered Denmark’s nautical ambassador arrived Friday morning for a four day visit to the Philadelphia area. It will be docked at Penn’s Landing for public tours. The DANMARK was escorted up the Delaware River to Penn’s Landing, by the Lief Ericsson Viking Ship with full sails and the Philadelphia Fire Department Boat, The Independence. The Viking Ship was launched early Friday morning from the Gloucester City Marina, at Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ. photos by Joe O'Donnell, click to enlarge (see more photos below) Gloucester City Business... Read more →

Gloucester City's Bonds and Loans Total $24,266,276; City's Bond Rating A+

By Bill Cleary ( week Moody's Investors Service said the Borough of Collingswood was unwise about how it financed one of its highly praised revitalization projects known as the LumberYard. After the story broke in area newspapers a number of people asked about Gloucester City’s bond rating. Some people pointed to the City’s purchase of Chatham Square in 2008 suggesting that it too was a bad idea by Gloucester City officials. For those not familiar with the Chatham Square project the City passed a resolution to purchase the 100-unit complex in December 2007. The cost $4.3 million. For several years... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Black Bear Info for NJ and NY; NJ Anglers...David v

RESIDENTS IN NORTH JERSEY ''BEAR COUNTRY'' URGED TO SECURE TRASH AND OTHER RESIDENTIAL FOOD SOURCES (11/P117)TRENTON -- The DEP is advising residents and outdoor enthusiasts in North Jersey, especially in areas regularly frequented by black bears, to strictly adhere to guidelines for eliminating or securing potential black bear food sources during the fall period when bears feed extensively to build fat layers for hibernation. Black bears may be especially on the hunt this season for high calorie foods, such as food scraps in household trash and bird seed from outdoor bird feeders, due to localized scarcities of acorns and other... Read more →


CLICK ABOVE Catholic League president Bill Donohue offers a brief statement about a more extended commentary he has written [click here to read it] on an article in the September 15 edition of Rolling Stone, "The Catholic Church's Secret Sex-Crime Files": Catholic bashers have gotten a lot of mileage out of the sexual abuse scandal, but for sheer maliciousness, it is hard to top the piece in Rolling Stone. The factual errors, the stereotypes, the grand omissions, and the melodramatic language make for an incredible read. Make no mistake about it, the author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, has secured her place... Read more →

Federal judges rule Carl Lewis removed from ballot |

A federal appeals panel took nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis off a New Jersey state Senate ballot Thursday, finding he does not meet the state's four-year residency requirement after all. The ruling in the topsy-turvy and politically charged case came nine days after the same three-judge panel from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Lewis should be on the ballot. But instead of issuing a full legal opinion, the court scheduled another hearing, which it held earlier this week. And when its opinion came out Thursday, it was different than the earlier order: "Lewis has failed to... Read more →

The DANMARK Will Visit Philadelphia; Will Dock at Penn’s Landing

The majestic, training ship DANMARK, considered Denmark’s nautical ambassador will visit Philadelphia September 23-27, 2011, and dock at Penn’s Landing for public tours. Arriving Friday September 23 at 11:00 a.m., the DANMARK will be escorted up the river to Penn’s Landing, by the Leif Ericsson Viking Ship with full sails and the Philadelphia Fire Department Boat, The Independence will also join the parade of Sail and spray water during their arrival. This year Captain Kurt Anderson and the crew of the DANMARK are going to visit two ports at the US East Coast, Savannah, September 13-17 and Philadelphia, September 23-27.... Read more →

New Council Member, The Vikings Are Coming, El Wingador, Vote for

CNBNEWS.NET TIPS AND SNIPPETS by Bill Cleary NEW THIRD WARD REPRESENTATIVE-Gloucester City residents living in the Third Ward have a new representative on City Council. Sources tell me that Helen “Lynn” Bucher, of Thompson Avenue, will be sworn in at tonight’s council meeting. She is replacing Council woman Kellie Ferry who has resigned do to other commitments. The three year term for the Third Ward seat expires in November 2013. Bucher was one of three candidates to be interviewed for the position by the City’s Democrat Committee people. She will have to run for election in November 2012. Mayor William... Read more →

William H. "Big Bill" Cormney, of Gloucester City; Lead Singer for the band

William H. “Big Bill” Cormney, on September 19, 2011, of Gloucester City. Age 46.Beloved son of Joan Haas (nee Murphy) and her husband Frank and the late William H. “Mace” Cormney. Loving brother of Joseph N. Cormney (Priscilla Jester) and Nancy J. Cormney. Uncle of Kenneth and Mason Cormney amd Marissa “Chick” and Macey “Boo Boo” Cropski. Nephew of Robert Murphy (Lynn) of Malaga, Donald Murphy (Dianne) of Hudson, FL, Norma Murphy-Hansen (George) of Battleground, WA and the late “Skip” Murphy of Gloucester City. Also survived by many cousins and friends around the globe. “Big Bill” was a gentle giant.... Read more →

VIDEO: The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same!

Welcome to the Gloucester County Political Machine. In our pilot episode we take a closer look at the Democrat & Republican Political Machines in Gloucester County, NJ submitted by Morris Imperioli Related articles CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: Wake Up People; The Chatham Square 'Boon Doggle' ( CNBNEWS.NET Video 2 : Gloucester City NJ after the storm ( THIS JUST IN:Two Arrested after Attempt to Run Down Woodbury Officer ( MORIARTY BILL TO FUND OPEN SPACE PROJECTS SIGNED INTO ( New Sports Complex Coming to Gloucester County ( Fond Memories of Growing Up in Gloucester City/South Jersey... Read more →


Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive double-pane energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them. He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them. Helllooooo? Just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid. So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told me last year, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves! Helllooooo? It's been a year, I told him. There was only silence at... Read more →

Dear members of Gloucester City Community

press release As part of the Gloucester City Celebration Committees preparedness for Gloucester City Day which will be held on October 1st of this year, I am notifying you of your ability to have a vendor table secured for this years event by contacting Councilman Bruce Parry at 856-832-7646. Bruce will explain that vendor reservations can be made with a $25 deposit which will be returned to you on the day of the event. Vendor applications are also available on the Gloucester City Website Please be part of this years event and raise money for your cause, hope to... Read more →

Popular Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises Return Aboard the

Special Cruises Scheduled for late September and early October (Cape May, NJ) – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that a series of four (4) Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises on the Delaware Bay will be offered in late September and early October, beginning on Friday, September 23. The Lewes cruises will depart the terminal on four consecutive Fridays at 4:15 p.m. while the Cape May cruises are scheduled to leave the terminal on successive Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. According to Michael Porch, Marketing Manager for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the Wine Lovers Sunset Cruise is that unique remedy for... Read more →

Mount Ephraim School District

by Dominick Cipolone President, Mount Ephraim Board of Education The new school year is already underway and the Mt. Ephraim BOE would like to thank the administration, custodians and all of the staff for their hard work over the summer. Both buildings look great and everything was ready for a great start to the 2011-2012 school year. We would also like to thank the teachers and paraprofessionals for being so well prepared for their first day back. Their professionalism and dedication to our children are what makes our schools so successful. This year we were able to bring Dawn Gillis... Read more →

John V. Navarro, of Springfield PA; St. John Neumann Class of '

John V. Navarro, 65 1946-2011 John V. Navarro, 65, of Springfield, PA passed away at home, surrounded by his family,on September 19, 2011 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Born in South Philadelphia, he graduated in 1964 from St. John Neumann Catholic High School. A gifted machinist, he along with his father Louis started a machine shop in 1969. This business has grown over the past 42 years and has spanned four generations. Manufacturing components that were used in almost every industry in the world – including aerospace, military, medical, automotive, fire equipment, & petroleum production. He had a... Read more →

Kidd Family Seeks Your Support for

Hey Everybody, I hope everyone is having a great summer! This is a reminder to sign up and/or donate for Kieran's walk to cure diabetes! Some of you have already signed up and donated, but there are only 65 days left, so be sure to start raising money. We are hoping that every walker can raise $100. Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested in donating and/or walking! The walk is October 2nd at Parvin State Park, it is a beautiful place to have a walk! The last two years we have raised over $5,000, but we... Read more →

Haddon Twp. Branch Library Celebrates 50th Birthday Sept.

The staff of the Haddon Twp. Branch Library of the Camden County Library System invites the public to join in the celebration of the library’s 50th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Westmont Philharmonia Orchestra, Library Director, games, cake, face painting featured VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 14, 2011 – The William G. Rohrer Memorial Library of the Camden County Library System is celebrating a half century of serving the people of Haddon Township with a birthday bash on Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the public is invited. The Westmont Philharmonia Accordion... Read more →

65th Annual Cape May Autumn Birding Festival

Nowhere else will you find so much birding talent in one place than at NJ Audubon’s Cape May Autumn Birding Festival - Bill Boyle, Bill Clark, Pete Dunne, Ted Floyd, Don Freiday, Mark Garland, Kevin Karlson, Kenn Kaufman, John Kricher, Michael O’Brien, Rick Radis, Louise Zemaitis, and so many more. There’s nothing like an autumn weekend in Cape May, especially when the hawks are soaring! Come for a day or decide to stay. Choose from a variety of field trips, programs and lectures, indoor and field workshops, boat trips, and seasonal watches. Something for everyone from the novice to the... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Matrix Budget

Volume XVI No. 37: September 16, 2011 In The Matrix, Morpheus could have been describing the government's budgeting rules: "some of them can be bent, others can be broken." While not dodging bullets or bending spoons, there are a lot of gimmicks that lawmakers employ to make objects appear smaller than they actually are. These can end up costing taxpayers dearly. Last week the deficit reduction "Super Committee" started meeting, and it is clear that the effectiveness of the Committee will be depend partly on how they interpret the rules. A key point discussed was the baseline -- the predicted... Read more →

Wil Levins Event to be held at Max's Seafood Cafe

Due to the inclement weather forecast calling for thunderstorms and rain the Sunset Sail scheduled for tonight has been moved to Max's Seafood Cafe, 34 N. Burlington Street, Gloucester City. We look forward to having a great event with our Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno at the famous South Jersey eatery and caterer for our event, Max's Seafood Cafe. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you tonight. Please call with any questions: (856) 816-6850 Check out Max's website at Related articles Q & A with State Assembly Candidate Wil Levins ( Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno... Read more →

La Salle Alum Cheryl Reeve Tabbed WNBA Coach of the

September 16, 2011 - Lynx Coach Knows Good Basketball ( PHILADELPHIA - La Salle alum Cheryl Reeve, who was a vital player on the Explorers' 1987-88 nationally ranked women's basketball team, was announced today at the WNBA's Coach of the Year. Reeve led the Minnesota Lynx to the second-largest turnaround in WNBA history and guides her team through the playoffs, which begin tonight against San Antonio. Reeve received 36 of 40 possible votes by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Reeve guided the Lynx to a franchise record 27 wins, finishing with the league's best record at 27-7. The... Read more →

History of the Income Tax in the United

Source: Tax Foundation. The nation had few taxes in its early history. From 1791 to 1802, the United States government was supported by internal taxes on distilled spirits, carriages, refined sugar, tobacco and snuff, property sold at auction, corporate bonds, and slaves. The high cost of the War of 1812 brought about the nation's first sales taxes on gold, silverware, jewelry, and watches. In 1817, however, Congress did away with all internal taxes, relying on tariffs on imported goods to provide sufficient funds for running the government. In 1862, in order to support the Civil War effort, Congress enacted the... Read more →

Fed-Up Democrats Lash Out at Obama - HUMAN EVENTS

Congressional Democrats are turning on President Obama and denouncing several of his key policy efforts, effectively distancing themselves from the administration’s faltering approval ratings. Sen. James Webb (D.-Va.) last week called the President’s plan to raise taxes “terrible,” and said he does “not believe we should be increasing ordinary earned-income taxes on any level.” Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D.-N.J.) said the Obama administration “has not shown the leadership to combat gun violence.” Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, some of the President’s staunchest supporters, are also openly criticizing Obama. “There are roughly 3 million African-Americans out of work today, a number... Read more →

Worth Reading: City demands Christians get permit for Bible study

Chuck and Stephanie Fromm already have been fined $300 for holding Bible studies for their friends at their home, and they face the potential for additional fines of $500 for each study held, according to a legal team taking their case to court. The newest conflict over Bible studies in homes in America arose in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., where city officials say city code section 9-3.301 prohibits religious organizations in residential neighborhoods without a conditional-use permit, a sometimes very expensive procedure. The code cites "churches, temples, synagogues, monasteries, religious retreats, and other places of religious worship and other fraternal... Read more →

TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Help Brandon Blackiston of Gloucester City Win a

By Bill Cleary ( Brandon Blackiston, (photo) of Gloucester City NJ has been chosen as one of 20 students to be nominated for a chance to win a scholarship offered by the Young Christian Leaders. The Young Christian Leadership Selection Committee chooses 20 nominees each month from the many applicants. Here's your opportunity to vote for the student you feel deserves to win (limited to 1 vote per day per user). Click this link to vote's photo appears in the top row far right. A graduate of Gloucester City High School, Brandon is the son of Gloucester City Police... Read more →

William F. Farley of Gloucester City, Korean War Navy

On September 17, 2011. Age 81. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Philadelphia. Loving husband of 56 years to Ellen A. (nee Crilley). Loving father of William M. Farley, Patrick F. Farley and Kevin D. Farley. Cherished grandfather of Michael J. Farley. William was a graduate of the Church Farm School in Exton, PA. He proudly served our Country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was also a member of the American Legion Post in Mount Ephraim. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Thursday morning from... Read more →

Jack "Cookie" Rojo, of Fairview, Full-Time Pop Pop Dedicated Phillies

Surrounded by his loving family, on September 14, 2011. Age 79. Of Fairview section of Camden. Loving husband of 47 years to Joan E. (nee Downs). Loving father of Carol Angelucci (John), John Rojo (Niki), Joni Sayres (Steve), Lana Irrgang (Paul) and the late Michael P. Costello. Cherished POP-POP of 13 and great-GRANDPOP of 7. Dear brother of Kesa, Sally, Jack and the late Dolly. Jack retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass and became a full time Pop-Pop and dedicated Phillies fan. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Monday morning from 9 to 11 AM at... Read more →

National Wildlife Federation: New Jersey - Hike & Seek

A new city for Hike & Seek, New Jersey Audubon’s 125 acre NJ Audubon Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary will host the fun-filled Saturday on October 15, 2011! The 1.5 mile hiking adventure will allow for kids to connect with nature and interact with five adventurous Stop & Study locations. By trading screen time for green time, this go-at-your-own-pace event will surely create a lasting impression and promote a healthy lifestyle for kids of all ages! Saturday, October 15, 2011 9 a.m. START (Please note event will last approximately 2-3 hours, depending on your pace!) NJ Audubon Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary 11 Hardscrabble... Read more →


Image by Getty Images via @daylife Below is a statement by Catholic League president Bill Donohue: The new Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, hasn't been in office one week and already he is drawing flak from dissidents. On September 8, the day of Archbishop Chaput's installation, Robert Hoatson was protesting the event outside the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a picture of him on its website, and identified him in the newspaper as a priest. What they did not say is that he is a suspended priest from New Jersey who filed a lawsuit against... Read more →

NCAA Frozen Four to be in Philadelphia in

ECAC will serve as the host at Wachovia Center in 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has announced the host sites for the 2013 and 2014 Men’s Frozen Four. Pittsburgh, Pa., will host the 2013 Men’s Frozen Four at the Consol Energy Center, while Philadelphia, Pa., will serve as the host for the 2014 championship at the Wachovia Center. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will serve as the host for the event on April 10 and 12, 2014. "The Frozen Four is one of the premiere national championships and a showcase of hockey's top... Read more →

Helping Your Child Handle Mean Girls

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." Me and my girls Dear Parents: What makes a good friend? This is something I've been discussing a lot lately with my 12-year-old twin daughters, Taylor and Kendall, as I help them navigate the ever-changing landscape of teen friendships. (Download our Healthy Friendships Tipsheet-PDF) Since starting middle school, my girls seem to have a “best friend” of the week. While I think it’s terrific to make new friends, I want to make sure they aren’t ditching their old pals. “How would you feel if you were her?” I asked... Read more →

Obama's Tax Hikes and His War on Job Creators

Today, President Barack Obama is expected to announce his latest plan for reducing the deficit, and central to it are $1.5 trillion in new taxes, aimed predominantly at wealthy Americans. Unfortunately for the 14 million unemployed Americans, the President is continuing down his steady path of ushering in big spending policies, then turning to even higher taxes in order to pay for them. Who ends up paying the price? America’s job creators and those on the unemployment line. It’s a “glut the beast” strategy the President has employed before–increase spending as much as possible, and then argue that the only... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET Tips and Snippets: by Bill Cleary MAYBE, JUST MAYBE IT WILL HAPPEN! Approximately 100 people attended the official dedication of Freedom Pier, King Street and the Delaware River, Gloucester City on Saturday morning, Sept. 17. Besides being the former Coast Guard Base the site was also a U.S. Immigration Station at one time; thus the reason it is being called Freedom Pier. cnbnews photo-from left Deacon Crosson, Mayor's Assistant Bob Bevan, Historian Dave Munn, Councilman Marchese St. Mary’s Church Deacon Frank Crosson opened the ceremonies with a prayer followed by the playing of the national anthem. “Welcome all to... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: On July 20, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny accused the Holy See of meddling in Irish affairs, citing the recently published Cloyne Report (an Irish government document on priestly sexual abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne) as evidence; he also said that attempts by the Holy See to "frustrate" the Irish inquiry occurred "as little as three years ago." All of this is a lie: there was no interference; the Cloyne Report never made such an accusation; and nothing has happened in the last three years to warrant these charges. To be... Read more →

Sytsma to coach Italy's Terni Steelers | South Philly Review

By Joseph Myers Posted Sep. 15, 2011 If Bill Sytsma continues to score employment in Italy, he may need to consider acquiring dual citizenship. The 33-year-old former head football and lacrosse coach at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., will fly to the lauded land of love Sept. 25 for his second attempt at helping its citizens to fall even more passionately for pigskin. The Center City resident will guide the Terni Steelers, a member of the Italian Football League and the sixth overall squad he will have attempted to change into a champion. The move to Terni,... Read more →


Ocean Township, NJ, September 13, 2011 - On Monday, September 19, 2011, Prevention First will honor outstanding individuals and organizations for their commitment and dedication to promoting the prevention of bullying, substance abuse and violence in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The 2011 Excellence in Prevention Awards will take place at noon in the garden of Branches Catering in West Long Branch. The agency created the award to recognize vital contributions made by local individuals and organizations that have helped enhance the lives of our children. This year's recipients are Ellen S. Cohen, Donna DeStefano, Filter Advertising, Michael Spraulding and Kydeshia... Read more →

White House kept close tabs on Solyndra loan, internal emails show | iWatch News

With Obama about to take a trip where he might be able to announce the loan in March 2009, top White House officials were pressing for a quick answer. “If you guys think this is a bad idea, I need to unwind the WW [West Wing] QUICKLY,” wrote Ronald A. Klain, then chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, in an email sent March 7, 2009. Three days later, an analyst at the Office of Management and Budget cautioned against moving too quickly. “This deal is NOT ready for prime time,” the analyst wrote in a March 10, 2009... Read more →

John Paff: Gloucester Prosecutor issues guidelines on public officials' e-mail

Image via Wikipedia On September 13, 2011, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton sent a memorandum to every municipality in the county "strongly urging" them to "adopt an e-mail policy" for local government officials "in order to uphold the high levels of transparency contemplated by the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA)." The memorandum was issued in response to a February 19, 2011 complaint against the Borough of Pitman that Prosecutor Dalton received from the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. The Project had complained that a majority of the Pitman Borough Council had "voted" via e-mail to pay... Read more →

The Ghost Sport

PAUL BESTON Boxing, today relegated to the margins, was once central to American life. FRANK HURLEY/NY DAILY NEWS/GETTY IMAGES Exiled from boxing for years for his stance on the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali, here defeating Joe Frazier in 1974, personified an era of rebellion and change. Even now, making our twenty-first-century rounds, we’re never far from the reach of the Fancy. Outside Grand Central Terminal on a raw spring morning, the UPS drivers are doing their moves: one guy, slight and older, crouching and bobbing his head, his breath making clouds in the chill air, throws hooking punches, left and... Read more →