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October 2011

South Jersey Port Corp. Mourns the passing of Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Joseph A. Balzano

press release Camden, October 20, 2011 – It is with great sadness to announce Joseph Anthony Balzano, South Jersey Port Corporation’s Executive Director & CEO, passed away peacefully last night at his home with his family. The South Jersey Port Corporation’s Chairman, the Board of Directors and the entire port staff reflect on his unparalleled and immense contributions to the community, the port industry, the City of Camden and the entire Delaware Valley region. “Joe Balzano was a tireless and brilliant port operator who guided the expansion of the South Jersey Port Corporation from a modest public port operation handling... Read more →

Mourners pay respects to Joe Balzano |

A garden of white roses and mums were shaped into a container ship with the word Del Monte on the stack and on miniature containers that dangled from a tiny hoist. Del Monte Fresh Produce operated out of the Broadway terminal for more than 20 years until last year when it moved next door to the Gloucester City Marine Terminal. Balzano called Del Monte the “Cadillac of the port” because of its international reputation and steady businesses — even in a down economy. The impact of the bitter departure in terms of lost revenues and jobs is still taking its... Read more →

Michael D. Welsh, of Deptford; GHS Alumni Class of '76

WELSH Michael D. On October 25, 2011. Age 53. Of Deptford. Loving and devoted husband of 20 years to Lori B.Welsh (nee Willms). Loving father of Danielle Willms. Loving son of John J. Welsh and the late Letitia M. (nee O’ Donnell). Loving and devoted brother of Mary Anne Welsh, John (Linda) Welsh, Margaret (Jack) Yeackel, Regina (Terry) Towle, Patrick Welsh, late James Welsh and the late Stephen Welsh. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Michael was a 1976 graduate of Gloucester City High School. He was a 30 year Casino employee, including the last 28 years at Atlantic... Read more →

Tuesdays with Jason Mattera/Obama Administration Attempts to Silence Human Events

I’m not in the least bit surprised. This is the Chicago way, after all. The White House is in full damage control mode after HUMAN EVENTS confronted Joe Biden on his ludicrous claims that an avalanche of rapes will rock the nation if Congress doesn’t cut another $35 billion check to bailout the states. In classic clueless Biden fashion, he initially denied that he made the rape reference, then 10 seconds later confirmed that he indeed did use a rape reference. And sandwiched in between he contemptuously wagged his finger at me while saying, “Don’t screw around with me.” In... Read more →

Obama Fulfills Campaign Promise in Declaring Iraq War Over - Ken Walsh's Washington (

The pullout would fulfill one of Obama's key campaign promises--to end the war. This was key to his early victories in the Democratic caucuses and primaries in 2008. The announcement allows him to argue that he has kept faith with his original supporters who provided much of the enthusiasm, volunteer activism and financial backing for his campaign. Many of them had expressed disappointment in Obama because thousands of troops remained in Iraq and there was concern that Obama might leave a large residual force in place. [Vote now: Will Obama be a one-term president?] via Read more →

‘King Tide’ Coming to Delaware River, Bay...Wed., Thurs.,

p WILMINGTON, Del. — Coastal residents will get a preview of future sea levels when a “king tide” occurs as far inland as Philadelphia and Trenton during high tides on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The tidal Delaware River and Bay, otherwise known as the Delaware Estuary, is no stranger to tides. What makes a king tide unique is its height: a foot or more above normal high tides due to astronomical factors. This can be amplified in Delaware Bay given how it narrows like a funnel as tides move upstream. King tides can also be dangerous when combined with storms... Read more → HUNTING AND FISHING: Oyster Beds Open, Bear Attacks Horse, Deer/Turkey Photos

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced the opening of the oyster beds located at the mouth of the Mullica River, known as Fitney Bit, Oysterbed Point and the Reef Bed, to a limited three day oyster harvest season. The season will commence on Thursday, November 3, 2011 and end on Saturday, November 5, 2011 (daily harvest times are sunrise to sunset). The harvest is open to all commercial and recreational shellfish license holders. Recreational shellfish license holders will be limited to 150 oysters or clams, in aggregate, per day. As per the Atlantic Coast Harvest Season regulations,... Read more →

November Activities for Mount Ephraim School District

10/21/11 PRESS RELEASE: Mt. Ephraim Public Schools Upcoming events for November: November 5th - PTO Applebee’s Breakfast Fundraiser 6th– Daylight Savings Time - Change Your Clocks Back! 8th - Teacher In-Service Schools Closed 10th & 11th - NJEA Convention Schools Closed 14th - B.O.E. Meeting -7:30 Kershaw Media Center 15th – PTO Meeting 7:00PM MB Media Center 10th – First Marking Period Ends 18th – Report Card Day 18th, 21st & 22nd - Parent Conferences Grades 1-8 -12:30 dismissal (No Lunches Served) Kindergarten & Pre-School Session Schedule AM 8:30 – 10:15 PM 10:45 – 12:30 23rd - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins... Read more →


Dylan, Jenn, Taylor and Courtney Moore thank their supporters, "Team Courtney's Crew proudly walked together in the annual Walk for the Cure of Type one Diabetes held Sunday, October 23. We were so blessed to have had 64 walkers join us today. The weather was fabulous and everyone had a great time. Courtney is very thankful to everyone who made this years walk such a great success. A special thank you to Best Uniform and Storage Depot in Westville NJ for sponsering our team. We are proud to say, we raised over $3000 this year and can't wait to begin... Read more →

Home Bound Traffic Jams Throughout Immediate

October 24, 2011 Time 6 PM ( is a mess from Camden City down through Gloucester City, Brooklawn and beyond. In Gloucester City there are traffic jams at almost every intersection along Broadway. In some spots it takes 10 minutes to move a few inches. Trying to drive from the norh end of Gloucester City to the south end of the City took 30 minutes. The cause of the traffic jams throughout the immediate area is an overturned dump truck on Route 42 in Deptford. At least three lanes of Rt. 42 are blocked. The accident occurred around 3 PM... Read more →

Marilyn Stadler McKenney, of Medford, age

Marilyn Stadler McKenney of Medford died of natural causes on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2011, in her Naples, Fla. home. She was 80. Mrs. McKenney, born in Philadelphia, was the eldest of Mary and Joseph Stadler's three daughters. Raised in Merchantville, N.J., she graduated from St. Mary of the Angels Academy . She later married Thomas McKenney of Gloucester, N.J., her husband of 45 years with whom she raised four children. A strong believer in education and the opportunities it provides, Mrs. McKenney worked in the educational field for more than 40 years, most recently with the Katherine Gibbs Schools throughout... Read more →

Letters: Democrats Record Tax and Spend

After receiving four election mailers paid for by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee this past week, I was reminded that the Nov. 8 election is less than a month away. These mailings pointed out, among other items, that in the Fourth Legislative District, state Sen. Fred Madden, Assemblyman Paul Moriarty and new Assembly candidate Gabriela Mosquera are “working for” the seniors and middle-class families. Flier No. 1 advises not to vote for Republican candidates Giancarlo D’Orazio for the Senate, and Pat Fratticcioli and Shelley Lovett for the Assembly, because they belong to the Trenton group that gave the tax... Read more →

Letters: The Differences Between Tea Party and Occupy Wall

related video: The Socialist OWS Mob Friends, You are probably aware of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has been spreading across the country and around the globe. It has become almost impossible to even turn on a TV without seeing coverage of these protests. Image via Wikipedia The media began comparing the movement to the tea party movement early on and they are still continuing to try and make that comparison. Other than the fact that both movements are angry about the banks being bailed out several years ago, there isn't much of a comparison. The Tea Party movement... Read more →

"Seeing the Divine in autumn’s beauty," Bishop Galante's message

First, I need to say thank you. My previous column in the Star Herald about my need to undergo dialysis generated scores of cards and messages of concern and, of course, prayers. I feel lifted up by the love and prayers I have received, some from people I don’t even know, both from the Diocese of Camden and around the country. This sense of gratitude, combined with the glorious change of season, has caused me to reflect upon the importance of beauty and how God reflects the Divine Beauty through nature. We are blessed to live where we can experience... Read more →

Andrews Fights to Keep the Heat on this Winter

Haddon Heights, NJ – Last week, Congressman Andrews urged his colleagues to protect funding for a vital program which will help more than one million low-income New Jersey residents pay their heating bill this winter. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps seniors and struggling families afford their heating bill during the cold winter months, may be slashed by $1.6 billion by Congressional appropriators. Rep. Andrews stands in strong opposition to these cuts. Due to the current recession, applications to LIHEAP are at an all high time high, and cuts to this program will cause thousands of... Read more →

NJ Republicans Say Thank

Thank you for Another Successful Quarter! Dear Friends, It is good to be a New Jersey Republican. We have restored fiscal sanity to Trenton, cut taxes for job creators, increased funding for schools, reformed a broken pension system and started the New Jersey comeback! It’s a long and remarkable list. Donations to the NJGOP and Republican committees continue to swell as Democrats have witnessed a massive drop in their finances. Donors, similar to voters, like what they see and hear from Governor Christie and Republicans, and they are soundly rejecting the failed policies advocated by Trenton Democrats. But we cannot... Read more →

Joseph A. Balzano, of Woodbury; South Jersey Port

On October 19, 2011. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Joseph and Anna Balzano. Beloved husband of Donna L. (nee Olsen); Devoted father of Karen (Nick) Salerno and Joseph W. Balzano, and stepfather of Rachael Abbatelli, Audrey Hubbard, Joseph Hubbard, Tess Pinto, Jude Hubbard and Rebecca Olsen; Loving grandfather of Kaden and Nicholas and godfather of Gillian Balzano; Dear brother of Gus (Joann), Jerry (Veronica), Lucille (Gus) Wilhelm, Frank (Michelle) Balzano and the late John and Anthony ; Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. Joseph Balzano, age 77, began his career at the Port of... Read more →

Melanoma skin cancer has costly and deadly impact on

CDC releases the most comprehensive melanoma report in the U.S. to date More than 45,000 cases of melanoma occurred in 45 states and the District of Columbia each year during 2004-2006, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer, but is more dangerous and more likely to cause death than other skin cancers, causing 8,000 U.S. deaths and costing billions of dollars each year. The report, “Melanoma Surveillance in the United States,” is published online... Read more →

Michael T. Chismar Sr., of Cape May Court House, formerly of Gloucester City

CHISMAR Michael T., Sr. On October 21, 2011. Age 74. Of Cape May Court House. Formerly of Gloucester City. Devoted and loving husband of 52 years to Geraldine Chismar (nee Sweeney). Loving father of Marcie Dempsey (Kevin), Lori Bird (Wayne) and Michael Chismar, Jr. (Diana). Cherished grandfather of Kelly Sauer (Todd), Kevin Dempsey Jr. (Jennifer), Michelle Hutchinson-Zeigler, Jennifer Clark (Matthew), Wayne Bird Jr., Cody Downer, Kaitlyn Chismar, Jessica Chismar and Ashley Chismar. Cherished great-grandfather of Paige, Jared, Kaitlyn, Morgan, Emma and Rylee. Michael graduated with a B.S. from LaSalle College and retired as a Senior Design Engineer from G.E. Electric... Read more →

Joseph H. Pitzo, age 48, of Williamstown former City

On October 14, 2011. Age 48. Of Williamstown. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving and Cherished Husband to the late Josie Pitzo (nee Makis) who passed away on August 26, 2011. Survived by his beloved children: Joseph D. Pitzo and Angela DeLuca. Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7 PM at the Westville United Methodist Church: Broadway and Center Sts., Westville. Service officiated by longtime family friend, Pastor Gary Brennan. Cremation was private at the request of the family. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joseph... Read more →

Gloucester City (22) at Pennsville (27) - Football -

Star-Ledger, October 22, 2011 8:52 a.m. GLOUCESTER CITY-- Depending on one’s rooting interest in the Pennsville Memorial and Gloucester high school foo tball game Friday night, special teams was either the hero or the downfall. Despite being dominated in time of possession and holding the ball for only 8:55, the Eagles used big plays, including a kick and punt returns for touchdowns to upend the Lions, 27-22, in West Jersey League Diamond Division action. Going into halftime, the Pennsville defense allowed the Lions’ Ben Boyer to eat up the clock while amassing 216 yards on 31 carries and three touchdowns... Read more →

Immaculate Heart sisters featured in basketball movie

By Michelle Bauman Washington D.C., Oct 19, 2011 / 05:58 am (CNA).- The Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are featured in the upcoming movie “The Mighty Macs,” an inspirational true story about a small, women’s college basketball team that defies all odds and achieves victory. “We gave the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary final approval of the script,” said director Tim Chambers. “So in many ways, they collaborated with us to tell a story that just had a values-based infrastructure.” “The Mighty Macs” is based on the true story of the early 1970s women’s basketball team... Read more →


TURKEY HUNTERS URGED TO BE ATTENTIVE, SAFE Every fall, hunters head into Pennsylvania's forests and woodlots in pursuit of wild turkeys. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, it’s one of autumn’s greatest competitions as hunters try to call in their quarries. It's also a time when hunters really need to be in tune with their surroundings. Image via Wikipedia “Staying alert and making sound shooting decisions will go a long way toward ensuring your safety and the safety of others in turkey season this fall,” said Keith Snyder, Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Division chief. “So, too, will always handling your... Read more →

Minnie Little of Cherry Hill age 89

On October 16, 2011. Age 89. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Burlington Twp. Survived by compassionate and devoted caregivers. Minnie was a loveable person and enjoyed dancing. Graveside Burial and Services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under obituary of Minnie Little. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Video: Milton Friedman on Socialism vs. Capitalism

An excerpt from The Phil Donahue show (1979) where Milton Friedman talks in short about Capitalism and Socialism and what impact it has on societies. Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, academic, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Friedman was an economic advisor to conservative President Ronald Reagan. A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free... Read more →

“Team Murphy” Cleaning-Up Washington Township

at 8th Annual Community “Clean-Up Day” Washington Township, NJ - (October 18, 2011) – Washington Township’s Republican Mayoral candidate Kevin P. Murphy joined forces with other Washington Township Residents, taking part in the 8th Annual Community-wide “Clean-Up Day” held Saturday, October 15th throughout Washington Township. “Team Murphy” collected many trash bags of debris along the Cross-Keys Bypass, collectively adding to several yards of trash collected by Washington Township. As both a volunteer and sponsor of “Clean-Up Day”, Mayoral Candidate Kevin Murphy said, “We are thankful for organizations like the Washington Township Environmental Commission, since without organizations like these, our natural... Read more →

Gloucester City - Images of America Book Release Date Oct. 31

Gloucester City was originally named Fort Nassau. The fort, located along the Delaware River, was first settled by the Dutch in 1623. The settlement was an ideal port location along the shores of the river used for travel and transportation. The city became the county seat of old Gloucester County for over 100 years. Once the county vacated the city, it transformed to an industrial hub along the riverfront. The birth of industry caused the need for development of housing and businesses catering to local and visiting patrons. Gloucester evolved from a small fishing community to a bustling city, which... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Thanks Ella Stevenson For Donation

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Mount Ephraim Mayor Joseph Wolk expressed his deepest appreciation to resident Ella Stevenson -- who donated a 9/11 flag to the borough -- during last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The flag is currently on display at Borough Hall, and it lists the names of those who perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks. Wolk said that this flag helps to honor and remember the victims. In other business the Commissioners thanked members of Boy Scout Troop 88, which consists of boys from Mt. Ephraim, Audubon and Audubon Park, who picked up trash... Read more →

Opinion: Black Activists Object to Extremist Rhetoric From Obama and Supporters in Defense of Expensive Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are condemning the divisive, radical rhetoric used by President Obama and his supporters in promotion of the President's $477 billion "American Jobs Act." "The President's remarks are disgraceful and dangerous. At a time when so many Americans are mired in the failing agenda of the Obama Administration, it is shameful to see the President peddling the divisiveness of race and class warfare," said Project 21 spokesman Jerome Hudson. "The President should be preaching a message of inspiration and American exceptionalism -- not victimhood and racial antipathy." Playing the race... Read more →

Working Fire In Brooklawn

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 The Bellmawr Fire Department assited at an All Hands fire early Monday morning. Crews arrived to a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling with heavy fire showing from three sides. An aggressive attack was made on the fire. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation by County and Local agencies. All crews worked well together. BFD Matt W via Read more →

Bayshore Tea Party Endorses Herman Cain for

October 19, 2011, Middletown, NJ - After conducting a poll of the membership, the Bayshore Tea Party Group and the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots are happy to announce that as a group we have decided to endorse Herman Cain for President of the United States in the 2012 election cycle. Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr Our groups have researched the platforms of the various Republican Candidates, and has come to the conclusion that Herman Cain is the one candidate that best represents the values of the Tea Party movement for the following reason: The acronym TEA which stands... Read more →

New sidewalks along busy Atlantic County highway

demonstrate commitment to Complete Streets Commissioner Simpson tours project that translates policy into action (Hamilton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson joined officials here in Atlantic County this morning to highlight the type of work that is converting New Jersey’s award-winning Complete Streets policy into action. The commissioner met with state and local officials near the Hamilton Commons shopping center where NJDOT maintenance crews are installing sidewalks to create safe pedestrian connections to shopping destinations along and near the busy Black Horse Pike (Route 40/322). “This sidewalk project exemplifies the work we are doing throughout the state... Read more →

Ducks Wrestling Preps for 2011-12 Season

HOBOKEN, N.J. (October 17, 2011) – The Stevens Institute of Technology wrestling team officially begins its season on November 6, when the Ducks host Bridgewater State University and Rhode Island College at 1 p.m. In 2010-11, Stevens finished the 2010-11 season ranked No. 23 nationally by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) and racked up a school-record 14 wins, surpassing the previous best mark of 12 set back in 2008-09. As a team in the classroom, the Ducks recorded their highest finish in school history in the NWCA Academic Standings, placing third in the nation with a 3.551 grade-point average.... Read more →

Get a Job! by Heather Mac Donald - City Journal

Why is a month-long slumber party in a public park more heroic or newsworthy than getting up daily and going to work? “I’ve been here a week and I’m lovin’ every minute of it,” a jagged-toothed, self-described vet leaning against a planter in Zuccotti Park told me on Sunday. One of the biggest decisions that he and his fellow occupiers have to make each day is whether to eat vegan or to scarf down some saturated animal fats in the Dunkin’ Donuts that regularly make the rounds, thanks to the bounteous food donations that pour into the park on an... Read more →

Growing up GLOUCESTER-Circa 1920-30

Remembering when Gloucester City streets and side walks were children’s play grounds. Circa: 1920-1930... The side walk games, ring around the rosie, hop scotch, jumping rope, double dutch with two or three girls jumping in and out of the double whirling ropes and London Bridges falling down. There was a boys’ game, Peggey, played on a wooden bench with pocket knives, with two blades open forming a tee, the knife was flipped trying to make it land on either blade. Large blade one point, small blade two points. The street games we played were “Mother, Mother May I Come Over,”... Read more →


OCTOBER 17, 2011 The number of illiterate adults in New Orleans is nearly twice that of the national average, a statistic that's all the more frightening when we consider their children. For an elementary school student coming home to an illiterate parent, basic literacy is the benchmark for average reading rates, not the starting point. This child will likely be unaware of literature’s loftier goals—expression and communication. Big Class is hoping to change that by involving elementary school students in the creative process behind words on a page. Former elementary school teacher Doug Keller, founder and director of Big Class,... Read more →

Philadelphia School Earns National Honor for Hunger-Fighting Work

Philadelphia, PA - The Mccall School in Philadelphia, PA recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year. The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether its activating students around a school-wide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or cultivating a school garden to provide fresh produce for the cause, schools all across the country have been playing... Read more →

BROOKLAWN RESIDENT: Are Turkeys Really the Menace You Make Them Out to Be?

Sorry Bill but are the turkeys really the menace you and Joan describe? With all our problems, especailly in Gloucester City and increasingly in Brooklawn this article reminds me of republicans whining about the financial burden public television places on the federal budget. I know well of the turkeys you mention in Brooklawn and let me share my experience. 2009 PHOTO: TURKEYS PERCHED ON ROOF OF CYPRESS GARDENS HOME, Gloucester City My lab and I pass them daily this time of year on our evening loop around town. It begins down Towncenter Ave. past ball fields with trash thrown everywhere... Read more →


As a citizen of Bellmawr, I am not at all surprised by the recent comments attributed to our Mayor regarding the possibility of the U.S. Postal Service being relocated. He passed it off that he thought it was a prank call. What if it was? Why would the elected leader of Bellmawr even consider saying something so careless? But again, I am not surprised. All one has to do is attend a Council meeting, and witness first-hand how our Mayor conducts himself towards any resident who dares question the Mayor and Council. He mentions the fact that they’re not paying... Read more →

Upcoming Events in

October Festival Saturday, October 22 10 AM- 5PM Bellmawr Recreation Center Vendors, Food, Fun & Car Show Free Flu Shots Thursday, October 26 2 PM- 4PM Bellmawr #1 Fire & Rescue 29 Lewis Avenue (next to Municipal Bldg) Halloween Parade Saturday, October 29 11:30 Registration 12:00 Parade Begins Sauter Park Creek Road & Park Dr. Borough of Bellmawr Phone: 856-933-1313 Read more →

The Top 100 Statistics About the Collapse of the Economy » Family Security Matters

The U.S. economy is dying and most Americans have no idea why it is happening. Unfortunately, the mainstream media and most of our politicians are not telling the truth about the collapse of the economy. This generation was handed the keys to the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen, and we have completely wrecked it. Decades of incredibly foolish decisions have left us drowning in an ocean of corruption, greed and bad debt. Thousands of businesses and millions of jobs have left the country and poverty is exploding from coast to coast. We are literally becoming a... Read more →


Who remembers Hungry Hill in Audubon Park? The one I was engaged to some how ended up in the back seat. I thought my world moved. The Chevy rolled down the hill into a ditch backwards. Backwards, that’s right we got towed. I’ll never forget all those memories, people, and places. Billy and Connie, remember going to Clayton, Maryland (two times)? Reading all you write, Billy, makes me happy. Love, happiness and sunset dreams of yesterday. Sue Miller, Pine Hill Related articles Letters: GROWING UP GLOUCESTER...The Junior ( Fond Memories of Growing Up in Gloucester City/South Jersey Area and... Read more →

Timber Creek HS Parent Seminar on Internet

Timber Creek High School will be conducting a Parent Seminar in reference to internet safety on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM. It is open to the public. There will be light refreshments at 6:00 PM. The presentation is scheduled until 8:30 PM. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Keith Dunn’s presentations are entertaining as well as educational. Keith Dunn has spent over eleven years giving Cyber Technology seminars for schools, parents, and law enforcement officers. He has spoken with over 50,000 students around the country and has recently paired with DARE NJ as their internet safety expert. Keith has... Read more →

Wounded Warrior 'Dances With the Stars' for

By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 - At 28, J.R. Martinez already has experienced life as a soldier wounded in combat, as a motivational speaker and as a soap opera actor. Severely burned by a 2003 landmine explosion in Iraq, J.R. Martinez dedicates his celebrity to highlighting the work of service members and veterans as a finalist on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Courtesy photo (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. This season, he added another entry to his resume as a contestant in the hit ABC television series "Dancing with the Stars." Martinez... Read more →

Alex Smith, Stephanie Puentes Earn CACC Honorable Mention

Alex Smith (left) and Stephanie Puentes (right) both earned CACC honorable mention. 10/17/2011 7:00:00 PM NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Standout freshmen athletes Alexandra Smith and Stephanie Puentes of Goldey-Beacom have earned honorable mention from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference for their performances during the week ending Oct. 16. Smith scored two goals to lead the Lightning women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over crosstown rival Wilmington University on Tuesday to highlight the week. The Pennsville, N.J. native ranks fifth in the nation in scoring with 13 goals (2.45 per game) and is already second on the school's single-season scoring... Read more →

VIDEO...The Socialist OWS Mob: The Revolution Has Begun!

Uploaded by TeaPartyTelevision on Oct 17, 2011 "America has to wake up to this new reality: the Cold War battle between communism and capitalism is back, only this time it's on our front porch. It went underground in the 70s, got an education, put on a suit, bought a house and had a couple of kids. Then it used the schools to educate new foot soldiers and manipulated the pop culture to indoctrinate the next generation of fellow travelers who seek to create a new world order in the image of old world Marxism." Read the entire article, "The Revolutionaries'... Read more →

Edwin F. Quinton Sr., of Gloucester City

Suddenly, On October 15, 2011. Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of 6 years and together for 30 wonderful years to the late Nancy G. Quinton (nee Yount) who passed away July 2, 2011 at the age of 74. Survived by his children Edwin Jr., Christopher, Lisa, Matthew and Kirk. Ed loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Jr., he loved to ride his motorcycle, and he and Nancy loved their dogs. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday from 10 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown... Read more →

Obama's Campaign Manager: Let's Have Some Fun With the GOP Candidates

If you've been able to sit through any of the Republican presidential debates so far, I commend you for your patience and commitment to the President. With all the talk about "class warfare," "Obamacare," "9-9-9," and how Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme," the Republican candidates have tended to leave very little time to discuss constructive solutions to the actual challenges facing our country. Well, there's another Republican debate tonight in Las Vegas. And if we can't convince the candidates to talk about jobs or how to provide economic security for the middle class, we can hold them accountable for... Read more →

Bullying Policy Presented to Gloucester City School Board

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News On October 6 School District anti-bullying coordinator Kris Kitchenman, together with Mary Ethel Costello Principal William O’Kane and Gloucester City High Assistant Principal Christine Trampe, presented an overview of the district’s Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) policy to the Board of Education. The administrators spoke of the policies and procedures that must conform to the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” that had been signed into law earlier this year by Governor Chris Christie. The intent of the measure was to strengthen anti-bullying legislation already in place. New Jersey State Statute 18A:37-13 outlines the requirements for... Read more →