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October 2011

Gloucester County Horse Euthanized Because of Mosquitos-cnbnews.net

(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 animals vaccinated against these illnesses.” This deadly disease is easily... 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 cost: An estimated $1.1 billion to the Defense Department alone... Read more →

Have you recently returned from military service? -cnbnews.net

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 You Looking for a Good Job? — Take advantage of... Read more →

Captured: Suspects in Multiple Commercial Robberies

October 27, 2011 PHILADELPHIA-On Monday, October 24, 2011, Officer Robert Hoover and Officer Michael Minor assigned to the 12th Police District responded to a radio call for a Robbery in Progress at the Rite Aid Store located at 7615 Lindbergh Boulevard. Upon arrival, the officers ascertained that two unknown black males had entered the store shortly before closing time. The offenders produced handguns and ordered the cashier to place all of the money from the register into a bag. The offenders also ordered the cashier... 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 19 and great-grandmother of 1. Survived by many nieces and... Read more →


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Obama Campaign: President Changes Student Loan Program-cnbnews.net

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 have to write one check a month, and you'll see... 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 on what works best for different body types as he... Read more →


Ocean Township, NJ, October 26, 2011 -On Friday, October 14, 2011, the Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association (JSPRAA) announced the winners of the 37th annual JASPER awards. This year, Prevention First won a Gold Award in two categories, Print Material: Poster and Corporate Identity: Stationery Package. The agency also won three Silver Awards in the categories of Television/Video: Short Documentary/Promo (61 seconds - 10 minutes), Special Event Planning: Community Event (one-time) and Special Event Planning: Fundraiser (one-time). Prevention First also won the Helen... 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 who would like to see an unselfish approach to governing... 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 development recommendations for the Central Delaware waterfront, utilizing DRWC resources... 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 – from USA Basketball, to playing rules, to mock bracketing,... 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 full infield/outfield routine while the game’s starting pitchers warmed up... Read more →

Campaign 2011: DiRenzo: “Proud To Serve”-cnbnews.net

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 8, 2011 ballot with his running mates, current Councilman and... 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 and boys a hakama. Image via Wikipedia Basically,these events are... Read more →

American Hero: Sgt. John A. Lyons, 26, of Seaside Park NJ

A South Jersey soldier died in Afghanistan this week, the Department of Defense said Friday. Sgt. John A. Lyons, 26, of Seaside Park, Ocean County, died Wednesday in Ghazni province from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. Lyons joined the military in February 2009 as a combat engineer. He had been assigned to the Eighth Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, in Fort Hood, Texas, since June 2009. Lyons, who received numerous awards and decorations, deployed in support of Operation Enduring... 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 celebration of America's life will be held on Saturday, Oct.... 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 began in 1991 when the United States and the Brits... Read more →

Philadelphia to Construct $1.2 Million Building to House Police and Mounted Patrol Unit's Horses-cnbnews.net

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 Police Foundation (www.phillypolicefoundation.com) is raising funds for construction through a... Read more →

Maryland Couple Charged with Four Pennsylvania Bank Robberies

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an indictment was returned this week on October 19, 2011, charging an Essex, Maryland couple, Jason R. Dixon, age 44, and Shawnette R. Fleet, age 43, with bank robbery. According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the defendants are each facing 20 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each count if convicted. The couple were charged with the following alleged four bank robberies in Central Pennsylvania: March 10, 2011—American Community... Read more →

Lightfoot to be a N. H. Wildcat Next Year -cnbnews.net

By Raymond Rolak CLARKSTON-- All across the country ‘volleyball fever’ is erupting. Maddie Lightfoot, who plays libero for the Clarkston High School girls volleyball team is hoping for lightning in a bottle. With Districts starting in the Michigan High School Athletic Association this week, she is set to run with her mom’s experience. In 1984 mom, Kristie, played on the Flint Kearsley Class ‘A’ Champs. “That was a great bonding time and most of the team kept on playing,” said mother Kristie. Photo by Rolco... 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 – not exactly a Frank Capra film, or at least... 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 connections as well as the municipal employee connection. The council... Read more →

HUNTING AND FISHING: Elk Patch, Bear Proof Tips, Police Shoot Bear-cnbnews.net

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 (www.pgc.state.pa.us) 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 Outdoor Shop” from the drop-down menu listing, click on “Pennsylvania... 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 as a venture capital company. In reality, the real green... 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 a single Muslim registered a complaint with the administration of... Read more →

Former Essex County Prosecutor Sentenced to 24 Months for Bribery-cnbnews.net

NEWARK, NJ—Clifford Minor, 68, of Newark, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in conspiring to commit bribery in connection with witness testimony and for committing perjury, obstructing justice, and falsifying records in furtherance of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. He had been the former top prosecutor for Essex County. Minor was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise in Newark federal court. He had previously pleaded guilty to charges contained in a second superseding indictment unsealed... Read more →

Tinton Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of School Principal

TRENTON, NJ—Dennis Smentkowski, of Tinton Falls, N.J, admitted today to driving his car while impaired by the sleep medication Ambien, causing the death of Donald Merce in a head-on collision, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Smentkowski, 46, pleaded guilty today to a one-count indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter. Smentkowski entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Smentkowski was driving his Ford Explorer southbound... Read more →


Assemblyman David P. Rible retired as a Wall Township police officer at age 31 with a bad back and a fat pension. He’s collected $650,000 in disability payments since a state board decided he was “totally and permanently disabled.” Yet Rible competes in five-mile and five-kilometer runs along the Jersey Shore. He exercises at a gym, dancesas a celebrity and hauls trash to the curb at his Monmouth County home, according to a New Jersey Watchdog investigation first published in June 2010. Rible commutes to... 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 History-cnbnews.net

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 property with more outstanding history is Proprietors Park. The history... 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 in an effort to identify the body. The condition of... 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 specific to their countries. Here’s a look at the origins,... Read more →

Philadelphia Police: Additional Charges in Tacony Kidnapping Cases

press release Photos Released: Suspects Linda Ann Weston, Jean Mcintosh and Eddie Wright October 28, 2011 The District Attorney’s Office has charged Linda Ann Weston, Eddie Wright and Jean McIntosh with Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Conspiracy, Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment, Simple Assault, and REAP. These charges are in connection with the abuse of a 19 year old relative who was locked in a bathroom closet for at least two weeks in Philadelphia. The victim was only let out of the closet twice a day to eat... Read more →

Ariz. Officer Shot, Dies After Meeting With Convict - Officer.com

A Glendale, Ariz. police officer was shot Friday night and died from his injuries early Saturday, reports the Tucson Citizen. Officer Brad Jones, 27, was accompanying a probation officer to a meeting with a convict, when the probationer pulled out a gun, struck Jones and fled, the paper reports. Jones was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, where he died at about 1 a.m. Saturday. He had been with the Glendale Police Department for about four years, and is survived by... Read more →