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November 2011

Ferry Golf Outing a

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-The 5th Annual Jim E Ferry Sr. golf outing with all proceeds going to the Gloucester City P.A.L was held earlier this year at Freeway Golf Course was a huge success. Pictured above are the winners. Below is the the foursome with the highest score. Trophies were presented by Ken MacAdams (Chairman) and Ted Howarth (President P.A.L) This years winners were Steve and Greg Ferry, Scott Banks and Mike Flanagan. Highest score belongs to Frank Kunane,Bob McQuillan, Bill and Chad Rettiq Related articles The Williams Family of Gloucester City Hold Family ( Gloucester City GOP Accepting Candidate... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Schools Bring Back Full-Day Kindergarten

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News The Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) voted to reinstate full day kindergarten beginning in September 2012 during its recent meeting. The School District has not had a full-day kindergarten program since the 2009-10 school year. Superintendent Joseph Rafferty said the full day kindergarten improves students’ readiness for the primary grades. Another positive is not only will it attract “school choice” families, but will also help to retain in-district families who are seeking a full-day program for their children, he said. Although the change back to full day will require a second kindergarten... Read more →

ObamaCare’s Medicaid Burden'

In commentary on the National Review Online, Marc Siegel outlines the costly Medicaid burden that ObamaCare imposes on states. "In fact, some argue that the mandated Medicaid spending is unconstitutional: In the forthcoming Supreme Court case that is best known for addressing the individual mandate, 26 states are also protesting the law’s Medicaid expansion, arguing that it will coerce them into assuming unworkable financial burdens. Is it any wonder that states are already responding to ObamaCare’s 'maintenance of effort' clause and the anticipated 2014 expansion by cutting services? Of course, many of the cuts are unjust and bureaucratic and arbitrary."... Read more →

How about a dozen dog collars?

Image via Wikipedia Running out of holiday gift ideas for the person who has everything? How about a dozen dog collars? It’s OK if the person you’re buying for doesn’t have 12 dogs - or even one. The collars are actually for The Seeing Eye. We raise more than 400 puppies each year. That’s a lot of dog collars! Your gift today will support our mission of training the world’s best guide dogs and partnering them with people who are blind or visually impaired. Your contribution – from $20 to $25,000 – can make a life-changing difference in someone’s life.... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Residents Upset About Speeding Vehicles

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Mount Ephraim residents expressed concern over vehicles which use residential streets as a cut-through to avoid traffic on the Black Horse Pike during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting. A resident of West Buckingham Avenue said speeding is especially bad during the morning and evening rush hour, and that many people are worried about the potential of injury to pedestrians. Police Chief Edward Dobleman said that he had recently run radar at the intersection of James and Center and found that if drivers even suspect a police presence they tend to slow down.... Read more →


November 28, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming showdown between the Obama administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Catholic Church: On December 1, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform will hold a hearing titled, "HHS and the Catholic Church: Examining the Politicization of Grants." At issue is the decision by the Obama administration to deny a grant that the Catholic Church routinely receives providing for relief to the victims of human trafficking; the ruling was made despite an independent review board's finding that gave high scores to the Church's program.... Read more →

Gloucester City Students Report To BOE About Upcoming Events

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) met for a combined caucus and regular meeting November 15, and listened to presentations from student representatives from all the City’s schools. Paddie Cooney is a senior from Gloucester City High, and her community service projects include volunteering at Gloucester Day and the Gloucester Clean-Up Day. Paddie, who has nursing aspirations, plays field hockey and said her favorite subjects are psychology and English. She added that the fall sports season has recently wrapped up, and announced that the Powder Puff game was to take place November 22.... Read more →

American Legion WS 2011: Watch Midland, MI vs. Brooklawn NJ on ESPN

Web 1 new result for Brooklawn nj Watch Midland, MI vs. Brooklawn, NJ Live Online at WatchESPN Watch Midland, MI vs. Brooklawn, NJ live online now at WatchESPN or check out the full replay if you missed it. Related articles American Legion World Series: Brooklawn Faces Las Vegas Today at 1 PM ( AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES:Midland Michigan Knocks Brooklawn NJ into the Loser's ( Brooklawn Legion Fans Come Watch Your Team in the World Series at Gaetanos ( BREAKING NEWS: Brooklawn One Away from Shelby North ( Brooklawn Continues Quest for World Series Title; Beat... Read more →

Family Matters Blog: 'Extreme Makeover' Seeks Military Families for Holiday Episode

Image via Wikipedia By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2011 - The cast of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" would like to brighten the holidays for a deserving military family this year. The reality show is seeking nominations for military families in desperate need of a home makeover. The selected family will be featured in an upcoming holiday episode. "We want to do a holiday-themed episode that's even bigger and more extreme than ever," David Shumsky, the show's casting director, said in an ABC news release. "In order to pull off such a huge venture, we... Read more →

Cookie Campaign for the

When: Saturday, December 3, 2011 Time: Drop off time 3pm-6pm Where: Marlton United Methodist Church 2 Marlborough Avenue (Located Behind Super Fresh on Route 70 East – Plymouth Drive at Marlborough Ave.) Marlton, New Jersey 08053 Contact: Janet Alter - 856-767-2897 It is that time of year again. The Yellow Ribbon Club is having its 5th annual campaign to gather and ship homemade cookies to our troops in Afghanistan for Christmas. Marlton United Methodist Church has partnered with us every year since the start of our cookie drives by allowing us to use their facility to hold the drives. Our... Read more →

Tuesdays with Jason Mattera...The Real Legacy of the Slobbering, Babbling Pol from Massachusetts

The man who was complicit in bringing the American economy to its knees in 2008 won’t go down as, well, the man who was complicit in bringing the American economy to its knees. Not if the “mainstream” media has anything to do with it, that is. After his announcement that he won’t seek reelection, the Washington Post heralded the disheveled congressman Barney Frank​ as leaving a “legacy that crosses from legislative cornerstones to political confrontations to a historic place as the nation’s most prominent gay lawmaker.” Image by World Economic Forum via Flickr The paper continued: “On the left, Frank... Read more →

Do You Consider Social Security/Medicare An Entitlement?

This E-mail has been floating around the internet recently. The first time it saw the light was in 2006. It contains some interesting information. What are your thoughts on this topic? E-mail submitted by GFC Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it... Read more →


November 28, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to a New York Times op-ed page advertisement placed today by Catholics for Choice: "Choice" has no normative value absent an object, but even then it may carry no moral weight. Choosing chocolate over vanilla is a choice without moral consequence. But choosing to abort one's baby clearly has consequences, both for the woman and her child: for the woman, they are traumatic; for the baby, they are deadly. No Catholic can support such a choice. Indeed, in this instance, the very name "Catholics for Choice" is an oxymoron. Ironically, the... Read more →

CNBNEWS Weekly Stats Report Nov. 21 through Nov. 27

Weekly Stats Report: 21 Nov - 27 Nov 2011 Project: URL: Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or more later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then this is considered their first time at your website. Unique Visitor - Based purely on a cookie, this is the total of the returning visits and first time visits - all your visitors. Page Load - The number of times your page has been visited. Summary Mon... Read more →

Court Rules That Rabbi Cannot Unmask Anonymous Bloggers in Sexual Abuse Defamation Suit

Statement of Paul Alan Levy, Attorney, Public Citizen An Orthodox rabbi ousted from his congregation because of allegations of sexual abuse posted anonymously online has not met the test for unmasking his critics, the Supreme Court of New York for Rockland County ruled this week. Justice Victor J. Alfieri, Jr. was correct in deciding that revealing the identity of several bloggers who criticized Rabbi Mordechai Tendler was not warranted and that disclosing their identities would “open the floodgates and set a precedent” that would allow anonymous Internet speakers to be identified for spurious reasons. Too often, anonymous critics are bullied... Read more →

Barney Frank Cashes Out; The Man Responsible for the RE Market Crash

America loses its poster boy for term limits. by John Hayward 11/28/2011 After sixteen terms in the House, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) has announced he won’t run for re-election. The Boston Globe says redistricting had a lot to do with his decision: A top adviser told the Globe that the new district in which Frank would have had to run next year was a major factor in his decision. While it retained his Newton stronghold, it was revised to encompass more conservative towns like Walpole while losing New Bedford, a blue-collar city where the Democrat had invested a lot of... Read more →

Mondays with Tony Lee: Americans Are Mad As Hell...They Can't Stand Washington D.C.

Two stories last night represented the absolute gulf between those in power and the rest of society. First, Bloomberg News wrote about the trillions (yes, trillions) of dollars that the Federal Reserve secretly loaned out to bail out banks and bankers. These banks then made billions of dollars in profit from loans that were nearly interest free. Then, CBS's 60 Minutes aired a feature on homeless children living in Central Florida. Some lived in the back of a truck while others lived in cars that their parents had to park outside of hospital emergency rooms. The children who were profiled... Read more →

Reform Groups Urge Congress to Prohibit Congressional Insider Trading

Legislation to Rein in Abuse Is Moving Rapidly Through Both the House and Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven reform groups sent letters today urging members of both the House of Representatives and Senate to join in the legislative drive to pass the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge” (STOCK) Act. The measures – one in the House sponsored by Reps. Timothy Walz (D-Minn.) and Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) and two similar versions in the Senate by Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) – would prohibit members of Congress and their staffs from using information gleaned in the course of their... Read more →

Obituary: Diane C. Givens age 53, of Gloucester City

Diane C. Givens AGE: 53 • Gloucester City Diane C. Givens, on November 8, 2011, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 53. She is the beloved companion of Tudorel A. Florescu, loving mother of Timothy and William Givens and dear sister of Catherine Givens and the late Patricia Kennedy. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren TJ, Dianna, Derek and Devin and former husband David Kaufmann. Funeral services under the direction of the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Interment was private and held at the convenience of her family. Read more →

Gloucester County Extends Flu Shot Program

Image via Wikipedia Clinics will run through early 2012 (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace announced that the county would continue to offer additional Flu Clinics in throughout end of the year and into early 2012. “It is not too late to get a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every person over the age of 6 months receive a flu shot as the first and best way to protect against influenza,” said Freeholder Director Damminger. “We want to make sure that everyone... Read more →

Andrews: Restraining Defense Spending Could Protect Fiscal House, National Security

By ROB ANDREWS | For the Star Ledger Haddon Heights, NJ - America will never be able to fully solve its job crisis until we get our debt and deficit under control. But, without deadlines, things have a tendency not to happen. This is especially true in government unfortunately. However, both parties came together and recognized that getting our fiscal house in order is such an urgent problem that there comes a time when talk needs to stop and action needs to be taken. That’s why when Congress passed the debt-ceiling deal in August we set a date certain that... Read more →

Our Reading Guide on Congressional Dysfunction

by Lois Beckett ProPublica, Nov. 23, 2011, 12:43 p.m Congress’ approval rating is abysmal, and the failure of the congressional “super committee” to find a compromise on reducing the national debt has set off a new round of recriminations. Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr One senator on the super committee, Democrat Max Baucus (caricature) of Montana, told The Washington Post, “We’re at a time in American history where everybody's afraid — afraid of losing their job — to move toward the center. A deadline is insufficient. You’ve got to have people who are willing to move.” Decrying partisanship is almost... Read more →

Video: Gov. Christie: Sick leave is for when you are sick!

TRANSCRIPT Governor Chris Christie: On sick leave reform – now, I don’t know if we’re going to be able to come to a philosophical agreement on this – I have to tell you, I cannot begin to understand why not. The legislature sent me a bill that said we should cap all future sick leave payouts – cash payouts – at $15,000 initially. I still don’t understand where that number comes from and I don’t know why it has any significance. And I don’t know why anyone is entitled to $15,000 for the privilege of not getting sick. Then the... Read more →

Mayor Nutter: Occupy Philadelphia has Created Fiscal and Operational Challenges

Philadelphia, November 25, 2011- The following are Mayor Nutter’s remarks regarding Occupy Philadelphia. Please check against delivery: For the last 51 days, people from the Philadelphia region and beyond have demonstrated their strongly held views at Dilworth Plaza and on the streets of our city. Without doubt, Occupy Philadelphia has created a handful of fiscal and operational challenges for the City of Philadelphia. Free speech in a vibrant city is a real issue and at times a real challenge. But from the start, I directed this government to look for ways to accommodate Occupy Philadelphia’s desire to exercise its First... Read more →

Welcome Back LcPL Douglas J. Biemiller

Welcome Back From The Middle East Gibbsboro, New Jersey When: Saturday, November 26, 2011 Time: 5:30-5:45 PM Where: 185 Kirkwood Road Gibbsboro, NJ 08026 Contact: Leslie (Yellow Ribbon Club) 609-980-4175 Colleen (Mother) 856 745 9684 Please come out to welcome home LcPL Douglas J. Biemiller from his deployment. U.S. Marine LcPL Douglas J. Biemiller is 20 years old He loves hunting, birding, fishing, as well as reading Father Doug, Mother Colleen, Sister Chelsea and Brother Kyle where all 3 children of Doug Sr and Colleen are very close to each other Doug grew up in Gibbsboro Comes from a proud... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Attention Do Nothing Congress! Do Something!

Waiting on Godot Volume XVI No. 47: November 23, 2011 As proud as Congress is of their almighty power of the purse, they've spent the year waiting for something to happen, some mythical shoe to drop, or someone else to solve our problems. Meanwhile, taxpayers are left waiting for something that never arrives: a Congress that is serious about getting our budgetary house in order. It's worth remembering the year that led up to the Superfail by the Super Committee earlier this week. Late last year we saw a clear and persuasive proposal of the National Commission on Fiscal Reform,... Read more →

Obituary: Salvatore Pacetta,Audubon, NJ

PACETTA, Salvatore, 69 of Audubon, NJ passed away on November 22, 2011. Legacy A loving and dedicated family man, Sal's wife and children were everything to him. The bond he shared with his sister Elaina was unbreakable. He enjoyed reading, playing chess and fishing. One of his prized memories included catching a 590 lb blue fin tuna. A great day for Sal would be spent watching the New York Giants or Yankees or spending time in his backyard. Born in Far Rockaway, NY, Sal was a resident of Audubon for 19 years. He was Past President of the Lions Club... Read more →

Obituary: Karleigh L. Zane, of Brooklawn

Karleigh L. Zane, of Brooklawn passed away on November 18. Karleigh is survived by her parents, Charles Zane and Lisa Ford. Also survived by grandparents Anthony and Trisha Carpo, Charles and Mary Zane, her Godmother Jessica Hibbert, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were private under the direction of McGuinness Funeral Home Woodbury. Interment will be in Eglington Cemetery at a later date . Read more →

Welcome Back Joshua Thomas, Tonight at 6:45PM

Welcome Back From Iraq Pemberton, New Jersey Friday. November 25, at 6:45 PM American Legion/Post 294 39 Fort Dix Road Pemberton, NJ 08068-1439 Please come out to welcome home E3 Army Reservist Joshua Thomasfrom his deployment in Iraq. Josh is 22 years old and an E3 Army Reservist with the 77th Sustainment Unit at Ft. Dix. Josh has been awarded both The Army Achievement Medal and an Iraq Campaign Medal A graduate of Burlington County Institute of Technology/Medford campus under the automotive program. Josh comes from a family with a proud history serving our country His Father served in The... Read more →

Two months-no fatals; keep it going during holidays

press release Gloucester County’s last fatal motor vehicle crash in 2011 was Sept. 17, and law enforcement officials want to see that continue through the joyous but dangerous time between Thanksgiving and the new year, weeks that typically claim 2,000 lives on the nation’s roads. Especially during the month of December, a fast-paced time with celebrations and stress, often made more hazardous by sleet and snow, “we want to urge everyone to drive sober, safe and focused on the road,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton. “Traffic in many places will be heavy and distractions can be many. Do... Read more →

The Supercommittee’s Failure: What Really Happened | Power Line

Finger-pointing is in full swing, but the reality is that the Supercommittee’s failure to come to an agreement on spending reductions is just one chapter in a very long story–the story of the Democratic Party’s absolute refusal to come to grips with the country’s fiscal crisis. Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee have produced this helpful time line, with links to supporting documentation. The story of the Democrats’ ongoing malfeasance needs to be better understood: January 25 – In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposes freezing “annual domestic spending for the next five years.” This freeze would... Read more →

‘Change By Us Philly’ website

will connect residents to City Services and allow Philadelphians to take an active role in improving the City. November 22, 2011 Philadelphia, November 21, 2011 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Mayor’s Office of Communications announced the launch of the ‘Change By Us Philly’ website. This website serves as an interactive, social media platform that enables citizens to connect with City officials, community-based organizations and each other to share ideas and create projects to benefit the City of Philadelphia. The website is accessed at and is operational. “Our Administration wants to know what is important to its citizens... Read more →

Mount Ephraim School District December Events

November 22, 2011 Mt. Ephraim Public School December REMINDERS: 1st - PTO Vendor Fair Kershaw Multi-Purpose Room 6th – PTO Santa’s Secret Shop 6-8 pm 9th - PTO Craft Night @ Mary Bray 7-9 pm 10th – Mt. Ephraim Borough Annual Christmas Parade 12th – B.O.E. Meeting – 7:30 pm Kershaw Media Center 15th - Dinner Dance Spirit Night 5 pm Chick-fil-A 15th – RWK Holiday Concert 7:30 pm 17th – Interim Notices Sent Home 20th - PTO Meeting – Pete’s Pizza Fundraiser Night 23rd – Holiday Vacation Begins 12:30 Dismissal School emergency closings will be broadcast on KYW Radio... Read more →

CNBNEWS VIDEO: Rams/Lions City Series Game

WIDE SCREEN ( CITY NJ- THE video contains 10 minutes of edited film taken from the first two quarters of the game held at Gloucester City High School on Thursday, November 24. Gloucester High's Ben Boyer carried the ball 42 times for 294 yards. He scored two TD's leading the Lions to a 34-14 win. Boyer finished the season with 1841 rushing yards. The Rams Elliott McCummings had two TD with runs of 6 and 80 yards. The Lions ended the season with a record of 5-5 while the Rams record is 3-7. THE Thanksgiving Day game between Gloucester Catholic... Read more →


November 22, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the rights of priests: When it comes to accusations of priestly sexual abuse, the accused is never publicly identified—he is simply listed as John Doe 101. But this isn't enough to satisfy some: they want bishops to publish the names of all accused priests, even if there has never been a conviction, and even if he is dead. Moreover, every accused serial killer and maniacal terrorist merits immediate attention from civil libertarians, and their defense is uniformly applauded in liberal circles. Why should priests be treated any different? The Boston... Read more →

Settlement reached with PA business that sold art exhibit space

HARRISBURG -The Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection has reached an agreement with a Delaware County man who allegedly promoted art exhibit space for numerous art shows throughout the United States and Canada and later failed to provide the exhibit space originally promised to customers. Attorney General Linda Kelly said an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) was reached with Christopher Gervasi, who operated businesses under several different names, including; "Wildlife Art Shows," "Gervais Fine Arts & Craft Frestivals," "Gervais Arts and Crafts Festival," and "Gervais Arts". According to the settlement, Gervasi promoted art shows/exhibits and sold booth space to consumers... Read more →

Blackwood-Barnsboro Road Bridge Reopens

(Sewell, NJ) – The Gloucester County Board of Freeholders reopened the Blackwood-Barnsboro Road Bridge today that connects Mantua and Deptford Townships. The bridge that spans over Mantua Creek had deteriorated to such a condition that complete replacement is necessary. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said, “The safety of our motorists is always a priority. Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel and shopping times of the year. As we enter the holiday and shopping seasons we are pleased to complete this construction and open this bridge and we ask everyone to drive safely.” Damminger said that the reconstruction project was... Read more →

Solar Panels Installed on Bellmawr Senior Citizens

Haddon Heights, NJ – Today, Congressman Andrews joined the residents of Bellmawr Senior Housing to celebrate the unveiling of a newly installed solar panel project. This project created 15 construction jobs and will result in significant savings for the housing facility, helping it to remain affordable for its tenants. The $1,038,827 project was funded by the American Recovery Act of 2009, which helped create and sustain millions of jobs across the country. With the help of federal aid, Bellmawr Senior Housing was able to purchase and install 700 solar panels, each of which produces about 240 watts and 30 volts... Read more →

Pro-life Democrats predict broad religious exemption from contraception mandate

WASHINGTON D.C., November 21 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Though Catholics fear their institutions’ religious freedom is at risk, pro-life Democrats are predicting that the federal government will create a broader religious exemption to federal mandates requiring contraception coverage in all new health care plans. “I would have never voted for the final version of the bill if I expected the Obama administration to force Catholic hospitals and Catholic colleges and universities to pay for contraception,” former Pennsylvania Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper said Nov. 21. “We worked hard to prevent abortion funding in health care and to include clear conscience protections for those... Read more →

ObamaCare=Avastin Denial on Steroids! You Are Not a Statistical Average!

This week the FDA decided to revoke approval of the cancer drug Avastin for breast cancer patients. Although some breast cancer survivors credit Avastin for saving their lives, they are a minority of patients. And, according to the FDA, statistics don't show that the drug is significantly effective for the "average patient." But you're not an "average patient." You're not a number or a percentage or a statistical average. You're a unique individual. Welcome to the danger of government-run health care: When government bodies control access to drugs and treatments, they have no choice but to reduce people to statistical... Read more →

How Much Americans Actually Pay in Taxes -

April 8, 2009, 9:14 pm By CATHERINE RAMPELL Much has been written about President Obama’s plans to change Americans’ tax rates (changes that include raising rates for the wealthiest Americans, and cutting rates for everyone else). But there is often confusion about the fact that the rates being discussed are the marginal tax rates — that is, the rates for income above a certain level. Fortunately, the Congressional Budget Office recently released updated data on effective average federal tax rates — that is, the percentage of their entire incomes that Americans hand over to the federal government in the form... Read more →

Citizens Bank offers holiday spending and savings

for consumers preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday PHILADELPHIA – The busy holiday shopping season is about to begin with Black Friday and Cyber Monday on November 25 and November 28. This year, the National Retail Federation predicts consumers will spend more than $465 billion – up 2.8 percent from last year – during the busy holiday shopping season, despite the still-struggling economy. To help consumers manage their finances through the holiday shopping season, Citizens Bank is offering consumers holiday spending and budgeting tips. These suggestions are designed to help consumers manage their money, prevent the accumulation of debt... Read more →


REPRINTED FROM CNBNEWS NOVEMBER 2009 Fans remember the Lions at Pitman game when the Fran Ferry Team from GHS arrived wearing Titletown shirts. Fans talk of former 1971 Ram’s quarterback Steve Johnson faking a knee then running 60 yards for a TD. By CNB Sports / GHS Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY-Each year it arrives, it arrives to quick. Each year we wait to reflect on our gifts and each year we realize the end of an athletic career has come for many athletes throughout the nation. Yes, it’s Thanksgiving Day, a day rich in tradition, a day we give thanks and... Read more →

NJ Consumer Affairs Offer Shoppers Tips for the

NEWARK – With the busiest shopping day of the year just over one week away, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded shoppers to know their rights about rainchecks, gift cards, and item refunds, and also to check the national list of recalled toys before going online or to stores this holiday shopping season. “We’re seeing a resurgence in layaway plans offered by stores this year. As with any offer, consumers should learn all the details, know the associated costs, and judge whether it is a good deal for them,” said Thomas R. Calcagni, Director of the State... Read more →

Human Events: Wednesdays with Audrey Hudson...Democrats Are Arguing over Free Contraceptives

Unemployment at 9 percent, 14 million people out of work, $15 Trillion deficit, Soldiers dying in the Mid-East, Stocks down, Housing market a mess etc... and Washington is debating Free Contraceptives...our leaders are so out of touch with the real world they are pathetic ~Bill Cleary Democrats are divided over a provision in President Barack Obama's health care plan that requires free contraceptives through insurance provided by religious groups although they might object to the use on moral grounds. Democrats for Life of America says it is confident Obama will grant a religious exemption for churches, universities, and hospitals to... Read more →

Safe Routes to School Program A Possibility in Gloucester City

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Gloucester City Council listened by a presentation by Engineer Paul Kelley of Remington and Vernick regarding the “Safe Routes to School Program” during its November 7 work session meeting in City Hall. “There is money available from the state to establish a safe route within two miles of schools and it is worth the time and effort to seek the grant monies,” Kelley said. School officials were also approached about the program. The possibility to include Cumberland and Atlantic streets that are on the way for most students to walk to school will be... Read more →

Bellmawr Students Sing Song Against Bullying In Schools

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News As New Jersey has enacted some of the toughest anti-bullying legislation in the country, a young Bellmawr student put her thoughts to words, penning a short song which she performed at the recent Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Bellmawr Park School’s Megan Arnold, along with some of her classmates, sang “Be A Bully Hero, Don’t Be A Bully Zero,” with the help of Music Director Sally Kolody. Miss Arnold was accompanied by Mc Kenna Coombe, Aiden Dougherty, Gage Hall, Emma Hearn, Michael Hoyte, Haley Long and Paige Tobey. Principal Elizabeth Calabria said the... Read more →

Cipriani Remodeling Solutions Wins Several Awards at BLSJ’s MAME Banquet.

In the photo (l to r): Cindy Cipriani, Jay Cipriani, Nick Zizzamia and Jim Rumsey. November 17, 2011 – Woodbury, NJ – Cindy Cipriani was named Salesperson of the Year for the second year in a row at Wednesday’s MAME Awards ceremony. The annual event, hosted by the Builders League of South Jersey, recognizes Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence of their members which include builders, remodelers and associates. Cipriani, who has been a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club for the past three years, was recognized for her commitment to her clients and her responsibilities to the company. Cindy’s... Read more →

Independent Women: 'ObamaCare - A Small Biz Nightmare'

Hadley Heath of the Independent Women's Forum outlines the negative consequences that ObamaCare has on small business owners. "First of all: time costs. Small employers simply don't have time to read over reports like this one to stay up-to-date with the Department of Health and Human Services' attempts to micromanage the health sector. Sadly, the biggest changes haven't even happened yet. In 2014, many employers will recognize that the introduction of Medicaid expansions, state-level health care exchanges, and minimum essential requirements will change the landscape of health insurance in the U.S. so drastically that they will be better off letting... Read more →


Philadelphia, November 18, 2011- Today, the Mayor’s Commission on Aging released its Strategic Plan, which will serve as an outline for the City of Philadelphia’s vision for a more engaged, better served senior population. The Strategic Plan seeks to utilize existing City services, residents, local and national non-profit organizations, and public agencies to promote access to essential support services through education, outreach and advocacy. In 2009, Mayor Michael A. Nutter commissioned former Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd-Eisenhower to complete a study on the state of older Philadelphians. This study served as the basis for the MCOA’s strategic planning process,... Read more →