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October 2011

Gloucester County Horse Euthanized Because of

(TRENTON) – A 3-year-old horse from Gloucester County was euthanized on October 20 after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses. “With an increase in the state’s mosquito population due to rain storms in the last couple of months, horse owners must be vigilant in protecting their animals from diseases spread by mosquitoes,” said New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. “Horse owners should contact their veterinarians to have their... Read more →

As Qaddafi Is Buried, a Look Back at the Complexities and Contradictions of the Libya Mission

by Marian Wang ProPublica, Oct. 25, 2011, 1:28 p.m. With Muammar Qaddafi now dead in Libya and NATO tentatively winding down its mission there by the end of the month, the Obama administration has claimed another foreign policy victory, touting the fact that “we achieved our objectives” without putting ground troops in Libya. The path to this point has not been a quick one — or one without legal questions, concerns back home, and substantial... Read more →

Have you recently returned from military service?

If you've served, you've earned benefits. Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits VA offers OEF/OIF Veterans. Please do so NOW! Here are just a few of the programs VA offers: Do You Want to Go Back to School? — VA pays benefits to eligible Veterans, reservists and active duty service members while they are in an approved education or training program. The new Post 9/11 GI Billcould be for you! Are... Read more →

Claire T. Kain, of Gloucester City; US Army Veteran, GCHS Alumni Class of 44

On October 30, 2011. Age 84. (nee McKiernan) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 55 years to the late Francis I. Kain. Loving mother of Joseph F. Kain and wife Margaret, Mary Margaret Campbell and husband Mark, Claire Marie Devereaux and husband James, Brian Kain and wife Barbara, Bernadette Gruff and husband George, Charles P. Kain and wife Denise, Stephen K. Kain and wife Debbie and Colleen Piechowski and husband Joseph, Jr. Loving grandmother of... Read more →


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Obama Campaign: President Changes Student Loan

President Obama just took two serious steps to make life a lot easier for folks with student loans -- and there's a good chance you or someone you know will benefit from these changes very soon. Here's how: -- Effective this January, if you're someone who has different kinds of loans -- guaranteed and direct -- you'll be able to roll them both into one direct loan and bring down your interest rate. You'll only... Read more →

Fall Fashion Rendezvous Looks at Latest Trends and Fads

Angelo Vellucci offers wardrobe tips and advice for both men and women Angelo Fall Fashion – 10-20-11 – At his “A Fashion Rendezvous: Fall Edition” Angelo Vellucci describes a versatile outfit that can be worn for both a day or nighttime look and here is modeled by Loreen Neal, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. About 65 people attended the event at the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library in Voorhees to hear Vellucci’s advice and suggestions... Read more →

Washington Twp. Mayor Candidate Will Not Accept Pay

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ - (October 27, 2011) – Kevin P. Murphy, the Republican candidate for Washington Township Mayor, reiterated his September 13 position that he will not take the $25,000 mayor salary, benefits or any other compensation. “Adding the $25,000 mayor salary back into the municipal budget may be a small step but it is the right thing to do in this tough economic climate. My family stands alongside all Washington Township families... Read more →

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Releases The Master Plan for the Central Delaware

October 28, 2011 Having completed the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, today, the board of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) unanimously endorsed the framework and recommendations it contains and transmitted the plan to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for further action. To view the final plan, please visit CLICK HERE DRWC embarked on the master planning process in 2009 in order to provide a framework of land use, open space, economic, transportation, and... Read more →


AS NCAA VICE PRESIDENT FOR DIVISION I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL “We are saddened by the announcement that Sue Donohoe is stepping down as NCAA Vice President for Division I Women’s Basketball. “Under Sue’s leadership, collegiate women’s basketball has enjoyed unprecedented growth. Her commitment to openness ‘de-mystified’ many NCAA processes and helped administrators, coaches and media alike gain a greater understanding of the NCAA’s policies and procedures. Her positive impact on the entire culture of women’s basketball... Read more →

Stevens Baseball Hosts Successful Alumni Game

Story provided by Head Coach Kristaps Aldins HOBOKEN, N.J. (October 26, 2011) – Under plentiful blue skies and a warm fall sun, the Stevens Institute of Technology baseball program hosted its annual alumni game this past Sunday, October 23. The day began with batting practice as many of the alumni shook off the rust and found their swings. After losing a dozen or so batting practice balls over the right-field fence, each team took a... Read more →

Campaign 2011: DiRenzo: “Proud To Serve”

HADDON HEIGHTS, October 28, 2011 – Discussing his current campaign for an open seat on Haddon Heights Borough Council, 26-year law enforcement veteran Rick DiRenzo said that if he were elected, he would be “proud to serve – just like how I was proud to serve my fellow citizens as a member of the Camden City Police.” DiRenzo, who is currently a Fleet Sales Manager for a major area car dealership, is on the November... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: Shichi-go-san---Seven-Five-Three Day in Japan

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Shichi-go-san is the name of a traditional festival in Japan which celebrates the growth of children at the ages of three,five and seven. It takes place on the 15th of November each year,and it's common on this day for boys aged three and five and girls aged three and seven to visit a Buddhist shrines, temples or a Christian church often dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono for girls... Read more →

America Gloria Lado of Brooklawn, age 87

AMERICA GLORIA LADO America, 87, was born and raised in South Philadelphia; she and Manuel Lado were married in 1951 and settled in Brooklawn, NJ where together they raised two daughters, Marguerite (Maggie) and Cristina (Tina). She died peacefully at home in Deptford on Oct. 16, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Manuel Lado. America is survived by her daughters, Marguerite Fuller (Richard); and Cristina Lado; granddaughters Elisa Booker (Armistead) and Erica Fuller. A... Read more →


By Bill Cleary JEER-To Gloucester City for doing away with the Waste Management trash company. Their employees were always friendly giving a wave and a smile, helping the elderly and disabled with taking the cans back and putting them next to the house. They are greatly missed. ~signed MS CHEER-President Obama recently announced the withdrawal of all troops from Iraq. Let’s bring the troops home from Afghanistan as well. The undeclared War in Iraq actually... Read more →

Philadelphia to Construct $1.2 Million Building to House Police and Mounted Patrol Unit's

Monday, October 31, at 2pm at 98 Chamounix Drive, next to McCarthy Stables in Fairmount Park. Representatives of the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Police Foundation, Philadelphia Labor Unions, Philadelphia Police Department, and supporters of the recently reestablished Philadelphia Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit will announce completion of an agreement between the City and the Foundation to build a $1.2 million, state-of-the-art home for the Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit’s horses and police officers. The Philadelphia... Read more →

SWAMP WATCH » Norcross Tapes’ 10 Year Anniversary (AUDIO)

In the end, the McGreeveys, the Corzines, they’re all going to be with me – not because they like me – but because they have no choice. - George Norcross, FBI Recording It was a mere ten years ago that the FBI tapes, secretly recorded by Palmyra councilman John Gural, were released. They paint a considerably unflattering portrait of South Jersey Machine Boss George Norcross. The threats, the cursing, the offering of rewards for compliance... Read more →

South Jersey Citizens Question Council About Solicitor's Wife PAC

Monday October 24 South Jersey Citizens questioned the Gloucester Township council thoroughly regarding the relationship of the Township Solicitor and a political action committee run by his wife and legal assistant. This PAC funds the local democrat political machine and as you are aware we have been working diligently to pass a comprehensive pay to play ban in Gloucester Township. Among other prohibited activities PACs such as this would be illegal because of the familial... Read more →

HUNTING AND FISHING: Elk Patch, Bear Proof Tips, Police Shoot

2011 ELK HUNT PATCH AVAILABLE FROM GAME COMMISSION HARRISBURG – The latest in a series of patches to commemorate the annual elk hunt in the Commonwealth is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website ( or by calling 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free). The patch costs $6 plus shipping and handling, for a total of $7.32. To order online, put your cursor over “General Store” in the menu bar at the top of the page, select “Visit the... Read more →

More Crony Capitalism from Federal Government's Clean Energy Push

Washington, D.C. - Responding to public outrage following an ABC News report that a $529 million loan from the Energy Department was used to back an electric car company Fisker Automotive -- which is creating jobs in Finland -- policy experts at the National Center for Public Policy Research are calling attention to the crony capitalism surrounding clean loans and grants. "The Energy Department's loan to Fisker Automotive underscores the problem of the government acting... Read more →


October 28, 2011 Catholic University of America is being sued by George Washington University professor John Banzhaf because it does not accommodate Muslim religious practices. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: John Banzhaf needs to be sued for bringing a frivolous lawsuit. He has no complainants—not a single Muslim at Catholic University has come to him complaining about seeing pictures of the pope or the display of crucifixes in campus buildings. Nor has... Read more →

Mount Ephraim School District Students of the Month-photos by Leigh Anne Hubbs

JUNE'S STUDENTS...left to right is: 7th Alyssa Fitzpatrick, 6th Cole Panek, 5th Kenzie Calhoun, 4th Jackson Price, 3rd Matthew King and 1st DJ Vespe...not in photo is 2nd Gabriella Orsino. SEPTEMBER STUDENTS... left to right is: 7th Alyssa Marszalek, 6th Alyssa Mauer, 4th James Greenwood, 3rd Daniel Matson, 2nd Emily McCutcheon and 1st Zachary Beebe...not in photo are 5th Isabella Valdes and 8th Will Nguyen. Read more →

A Look at Freedom Pier’s Fascinating

category GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY By David Munn Historian Gloucester City (Editor’s note: These remarks were presented by Mr. Munn during the recent dedication of the Freedom Pier on the Delaware River in Gloucester City.. Members of City Council, distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: To reach this part of the pier, where we are now, you have crossed over what, in my opinion, is one of the most historic properties in Gloucester City. The only other... Read more →

UPDATE...Regarding Body Found in House Fire

GCPO Press Release October 29th 4:19 PM The badly-burned body of an as-yet unidentified male was found Friday night (10/28) in a long-vacant house on fire at 133 Berlin-Cross-Keys Road, Washington Township, Gloucester County NJ. An autopsy by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner today determined the cause of death was smoke inhalation. There was no sign of trauma- fractures or wounds- on the body. Dental impressions have been taken for examination by a forensic dentist... Read more →

Putting the Global Occupy Movement in Context: Who Are These Protesters, and What Do They Want?

by Lois Beckett ProPublica, Oct. 25, 2011, 12:27 p.m. At first glance, the synchronized protests that took place in more than 900 cities around the globe on Oct. 15 seemed to indicate that Occupy Wall Street had achieved a kind of worldwide resonance. But the truth is more complex. Many of the protests elsewhere grew out of movements that pre-date Occupy Wall Street and out of frustrations that, though similar in some ways, are also... Read more →

NJ Republicans Challenge Democrats to Take a Stand

press release TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce and Republican Legislators and candidates from across New Jersey called on Democrat legislators and candidates to declare whether they stand on the side of public employees and taxpayers or on the side of a few privileged judges. They also continued to repeat calls for a constitutional amendment that would ensure bipartisan pension reforms apply to every public employee.... Read more →

Washington Township: Boby Found in House on

October 29 GCPO press release The badly-burned body of an as-yet unidentified male was found Friday night (10/28) in a long-vacant house on fire at 133 Berlin-Cross-Keys Road, Washington Township, Gloucester County NJ. The fire in the ranch-style home was reported by a passerby driver at 9:27 p.m. Responders were the Washington Township fire and police departments, the township and Gloucester County fire marshals, the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office and K-9 unit and a fire... Read more →


The major redecking of the Walt Whitman Bridge, is in full swing and long term lane closures have begun. Other construction projects include Deck Truss Rehabilitation on the Ben Franklin Bridge as well as structural repairs on the Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry Bridges. Routine maintenance, repairs and inspections requiring occasional lane closures take place on an almost daily basis on all four bridges. With this in mind DRPA officials are urging drivers to slow... Read more →

TCNJ football player ices homecoming win with heart of a Lion

Ewing, NJ … With the sun setting over Lions’ Stadium after a thrilling 27-21 homecoming win for The College of New Jersey football team, senior offensive lineman Seth Konoza (Beaufort, SC/Beufort) went down on one knee at the request of his high school sweetheart. Ashley Maile, currently a senior at the University of South Carolina, was donning a TCNJ football jersey and wanted a photo taken with her boyfriend down on the field. With this... Read more →

Consumer Alert: Turkish Pine Nuts Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 26, 2011 - Rochester, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 5,000 lbs. of Turkish Pine Nuts sold in the Bulk Foods department of most Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland between July 1 and October 18, 2011 due to possible Salmonella contamination. The bulk Turkish Pine Nuts have been linked to an outbreak of illness from Salmonella Enteritidis, an organism which can... Read more →

Pearl Rock, of Audubon, age 78

Rock, Pearl (nee Williamson) age 78, of Audubon Park, NJ on October 25, 2011. Pearl was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Whatever the occasion, birthdays-holidays-her home was the place to be even if it was for grilled cheese sandwiches. Pearl enjoyed playing Wii bowling, completing her 'seek & find' puzzles, and vacationing in Florida & Mexico. Beloved wife of over 50 years to Lawrence; loving mother of Lawrence (Sandra), Susan (Gilbert) Wooler, Sharon (Bill)... Read more →

Ricki C. Dorato, of Pinehurst NC; Formerly of Audubon NJ,

Ricki C. Dorato, 64, of Pinehurst, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at FirstHealth Hospice House, in Pinehurst, after a courageous battle with cancer. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date in New Jersey. He was born March 17, 1947, in Williamsport, Pa., to the late Victor and Ruth (Houck) Dorato. Rick was a graduate of Audubon High School, class of 1965, in Audubon, N.J. After graduation, he enlisted in the... Read more →

Elsie M. Perkins, of Gloucester City, Waitress at Gateway Diner and Brooklawn Diner

PERKINS Elsie M. Surrounded by her loving family, on October 28, 2011. Age 65. (nee Rauchut) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 25 years to Robert Perkins. Loving mother of Joseph W. Klaudi Jr., Brenda L. Cooper (Al), Cindy A. Dolson (Richard) and Peggy Camp (Buddy). Loving Step-mother of Jason Perkins. Cherished mom-mom of Eric, Tiffaney, Lil, Courtney, Brittney, Zach, Matthew, Nicholas and Jeremy. Dear sister of James Rauchut (Linda), Rick Rauchut (Joann) and the... Read more →

UPDATE: Regarding Domestic Violence Charges filed Against Freeholder Cappelli

At a press conference yesterday the Camden County Republican Party called for the resignation of Democrat Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli Jr. The Director, who is running for re-election, was charged in 2008 by Sea Isle police for allegedly slamming a door on his wife's arm "causing visible injury". The Republicans said Cappelli was also accused by his wife of forgery, fraud and embezzlement of money from her. Because the Republicans only received a one page... Read more →

Breaking News: Domestic Violence Charges Filed against Camden County Freeholder

photo by Jim Rachut October 28, 2012 Update: The domestic violence case was dismissed in 2008 after both sides agreed to drop the charges they filed against each other. The following prepared statement was released to CNBNews today by Freeholder Cappelli... "It is unfortunate and inaccurate and misleading reports relating to my contentious divorce proceedings have become campaign fodder. In the summer of 2008, my estranged wife filed a disorderly persons complaint against me and... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Fall Turkey Season Begins

Fall Turkey Season is Saturday, Oct 29 to Saturday, Nov. 5 Revised Turkey Hunting Area Descriptions, THAs 14, 16, and 22 (pdf, 10kb) Revised Turkey Hunting Area Map for Fall 2011 Season (.jpg, 110kb) The Division's Turkey Restoration Project represents one of the greatest wildlife management success stories in the history of the state. By the mid-1800s, turkeys had disappeared in New Jersey due to habitat changes and killing for food. Division biologists, in cooperation... Read more →

Democrats Lash Out at Christie Administration for Cutting After 3

WATSON COLEMAN ON SHUTTERING OF NJ AFTER 3 PROGRAM DUE TO CHRISTIE BUDGET CUTS (TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) issued a multimedia package Thursday in which she discusses the ramifications of the announced insolvency of NJ After 3, following the elimination of its state funding by Governor Christie in his most recent budget. Founded in 2004, the New Jersey After 3 is a public/private partnership program that partners with local community organizations and... Read more →

Thursdays with John Hayward: Refinancing Student Loans

President Obama’s exciting “soft dictatorship” re-election strategy, in which he looks for ways he can get around Congress to buy votes with expensive bailout proposals, moved from underwater home mortgages to deep-sea student loans on Wednesday. “Refinancing” is the hot catch phrase of the day, and Obama’s got some rather dramatic refinancing in mind for those student loans. Besides lowering the interest rates, and allowing students to consolidate private and government loans, he wants to... Read more →

Obituary: Gary F. Weston, of West Deptford

Gary F. Weston, age 56 of West Deptford, NJ died Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Gary was born in Philadelphia and had been a resident of West Deptford. He had previously been employed by Ryder Bus Service/ First Student of Barrington. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family as well as car shows and wine tasting. Husband of Barbara A (nee Neeld), he is survived by son Daniel, daughter Cristina (Dan) Smith, 3 grandchildren Lexi, Joey,... Read more →

The Williams Family of Gloucester City Annual Reunion

Group photo of the Williams, Devine, Mergenthal, Weber and Finanger familys. The reunion was held at Paul Devine's home on the Chesapeke Canal, Maryland. (continued click link) NOTE: Click photos to enlarge... There were 12 children of the late Harry and Thersea Williams. They grew up in the 900 block of Somerset Street, Gloucester City. Five are still living. Sons Steve and Ed Williams and daughters Irene, Pat, and Mary. Left... Pat "Williams" Mergenthal surrounded... Read more →

Doris E. Schultz

Doris E. Schultz AGE: 56 • Gloucester City Doris E. Schultz (nee Goins), on October 18, 2011. Age 56. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 38 years to Joseph "Rick" Schultz. Loving mother of Joseph III (Erica), Kimberly and Nicholas. Cherished grandmother of Alexis, Eryn and Cassidy. Loving daughter of Edith Goins (nee Hindle) and the late Robert Goins. Also survived by her brothers; Jack, Bill and Michael Goins and her sister, Pat Arrera. Relatives... Read more →

Pope Benedict canonizes three new

By David Kerr Vatican City, Oct 23, 2011 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI canonized three new saints at an Oct. 23 ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. He described the heavenly triumvirate as “a model for all believers.” Image via Wikipedia “Let us be attracted by their examples, let us be guided by their teachings, so that our whole existence becomes a witness of authentic love for God and neighbor,” the Pope Benedict... Read more →

$445,019 Grant Awarded to Gloucester City Public School District

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Superintendent Paul Spaventa praised the efforts of Technology Director Janet Kauffmann for securing a $445,019.58 E-rate award for the district during last week’s Gloucester City Board of Education meeting. E-rate is a federal program that provides funding to schools for infrastructure and telecommunications improvements ensuring that students have access to telecommunications, including internet access and telephone systems. In other business, student representatives talk about what is happening in their... Read more →

Letters: The Bottom Line

On Oct. 18, the Greenwich Tea Party Patriots of South Jersey hosted a forum for both Democratic and epublican candidates running for office in the upcoming election. The purpose was to provide all candidates the opportunity to address their platforms and to reinforce why they should be elected to their respective positions. The local tea party mission is to bring as much information as possible prior to each election. Why? Because this non-partisan organization continually... Read more →

Remembering My (Our) Friend Big Bill Cormney

Something changed for me a few weeks ago. One of my best friends passed away and I was as sad as I have ever been. Preparing for his funeral it got worse and worse, but I tried to stay strong for his family. His name was Bill Cormney. He was very sick, and dying. His brother, sister and a few other close friends asked him what he wanted and he said, he just wanted to... Read more →

Fran Tarkenton: What if the NFL Played by Teachers' Rules? -

By FRAN TARKENTON Imagine the National Football League in an alternate reality. Each player's salary is based on how long he's been in the league. It's about tenure, not talent. The same scale is used for every player, no matter whether he's an All-Pro quarterback or the last man on the roster. For every year a player's been in this NFL, he gets a bump in pay. The only difference between Tom Brady and the... Read more →

South Africa’s Midknight Oranges in High

Shipments off-loaded early; Two more vessels due Philadelphia, Pa., October 25, 2011 – South African Midknight Oranges are in such high demand by importers and retail stores across the U.S. that special arrangements had to be made to discharge the vessel in off hours. Working with the shipping partner Seatrade as well as the Holt Terminal in Gloucester City, N.J., the vessel, Cool Express, was discharged over a weekend to enable the product to... Read more →

Obama for America Campaign Lashes Out at

Now that each and every Senate Republican has vowed to block measures that would create jobs, President Obama is not going to wait for them to rebuild the economy and bring financial security back to the middle class. Today, he announced new rules on federal mortgages to prevent more families from losing their homes to foreclosure. And that's just the beginning -- the President said he would continue to make the changes he can by... Read more →

Hertitage Foundation: We Can't Wait Either, Mr. President

Take a stroll through your neighborhood Occupy Wall Street protest–whether it’s in New York or Chicago, Detroit or San Francisco–and you’re likely to see a recurring theme emblazoned across cardboard signs: redistribute wealth from the 1 percent to the 99 percent, all in the name of fairness, whether or not it makes good policy. Or if you want to hear that message without fighting the crowds, you could save yourself some time, turn on the... Read more →