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December 2011

Bellmawr Fire Department Works on Vehicle Accident

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Rescue 32 and Squad 45 responded to Route 295 Southbound just before Exit 26. Crews located a vehicle that had gone off the roadway struck a fence that caused the vehicle to flip and come to rest in a small stream. The lone occupant had self extricated prior to FD arrival. Fire Department members controlled a minor fluid spill. The driver was transported to Cooper Hospital with minor injuries. The incident is under investigation by the NJSP. BFD BFD via Read more → Names Top Stories of 2011

By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2011 - American Forces Press Service published nearly 2,500 articles in 2011, covering topics ranging from the end of the Iraq mission to defense budget pressures and troop concerns over retirement benefits. The top 10 stories most viewed on this year are: 10. "U.S. Kills bin Laden in Intelligence-driven Operation," posted May 2, focuses on President Barack Obama's remarks to the nation the day after an American counterintelligence and counterterrorism team killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. 9. "Officials Urge Precautions at Yokosuka, Atsugi," posted March... Read more →

Car vs Building Rescue Assignment ~ Cherry Hill News & Information

Just prior to 1900 hours on Wednesday, December 28, "A" Group's Squrt 1351 and BLS 1392 were dispatched to the intersection of Church Road and North Kings Highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. While en route, additional calls reported that the driver of one of the vehicles was entrapped inside their car. The incident was upgraded to a “rescue assignment,” adding Battalion 13, Rescue 13, EMS 13, and an ALS unit to the response. Upon arrival, Squrt 1351 reported a three car collision, with one vehicle off the roadway. That vehicle had impacted the gatehouse of the Colestown... Read more →

Don’t Drink And Drive This New Years Eve!

It’s no joke. Drinking and driving can cost you everything including your life. So this New Years Eve, think before you head out to party and arrange for a sober ride home. Drunk Driving Enforcement Fact Sheet Highly visible law enforcement crackdowns, including checkpoints and saturation patrols, are proven to keep drunk drivers off the road. Every state should allow sobriety checkpoints to find and deter drunk drivers. MADD is working with law enforcement agencies as well as federal, state and local governments to increase DUI enforcement—especially during peak holiday periods. Drunk Driving in the U.S. · In 2007, there... Read more →

Robin Williams: The USO Needs Your Support

Dear USO Supporter -- I've had the honor of going on USO tours, doing my best to entertain our troops and telling them face-to-face how much we appreciate their service. And I can tell you, this time of year it's more important than ever to let them know they're At Home in Our Hearts. This holiday season, the USO has been working around-the-clock to share care packages, free phone calls home, special holiday meals, entertainment tours and so much more. But the deadline to contribute to the USO's At Home in Our Hearts campaign is midnight tomorrow, so I'm writing... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: JOIN US at the Garden State Outdoors Sportsmen's Show!

Attend our seminar and meet the experts (see dates and times below) 1. Animal rights extremism in New Jersey. Learn how extremist elements are working to take away your freedoms to fish and hunt in New Jersey and what you can do to stop them. Plus, discover the link between conservation, the environment and your ability to enjoy the outdoors. Presented by Anthony P. Mauro, Sr., Chairman, New Jersey Outdoor Alliance. Mr. Mauro is also a writer and author on the subject of conservation. 2. Hunter harassment. Understand your freedoms to fish and hunt in New Jersey and how you... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News released Dec. 28

Happy New Year from the Freeholder Board Most Camden County offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012. Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly. PCFA Collecting E-waste at No Charge to County Residents The Camden County PCFA will collect electronics for recycling during the months of December, January and February at no charge to county residents. “To make recycling electronics more convenient for county residents, the PCFA is making this program available to county residents for the next three months,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the PCFA. “This program couldn’t come at... Read more →

Video: Car Crashes at New Jersey Intersections Shared on YouTube

A leading company that provides red light cameras to catch drivers breaking traffic laws has been putting some of its vast cache of footage on YouTube. The P.S.A.s are intended to show the possible consequences of flouting red lights, and the company, American Traffic Solutions, recently compiled a montage of car crashes and near-misses from New Jersey. Related articles Lisa Alyounes of Westville NJ Arrested for Assault of Boyfriend; YouTube Video Goes Viral ( NJ Teens Beat Up Homeless Man, Post Beating on YouTube ( Navy's YouTube Video Warns Against 'Spice' Drug ( Read more →

Hi Lord, it’s me.

We are getting older and things are getting bad here. Gas prices are too high, no jobs, food and heating costs too high. I know some have taken you out of our schools, government and even Christmas, but Lord I'm asking you to come back and re-bless America . We really need you! There are more of us who want you than those who don't! Thank You Lord, I Love you. "Life without the Lord " is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point." submitted by G.Marcucci Read more →

Obituary: Katie Lynn Ruggiero, of Gloucester City, age 27

Suddenly, on December 28, 2011. Age 27. (nee Crusemire) Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Mary-Lou Ruggiero, Marissa Rutan and Nathan John Harley Rutan. Loving daughter of Ronald Thomson and Teresa Deniken (nee Crusemire) and her husband Ed. Cherished granddaughter of Doris Crusemire. Best friend of John Rutan. Katie was a loving mother to her three children and a good friend to all. Her family will remember her for her great smile and her hearty laugh. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street,... Read more →

Gloucester School Board Begins Search For New Superintendent

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Terri Lewis of the New Jersey School Boards addressed the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) concerning the search for a new superintendent during last week’s meeting. There was a brief discussion about when the search would begin, when it would be advertised, and how much the advertising would cost. Earlier this year, the School Board had voted not to renew the contract of current Superintendent Paul Spaventa, which goes until June 30, 2012. In other business, student representatives from all four Gloucester City schools also addressed the Board. Jenn Boggs, a senior at... Read more →


(11/P146) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection will sponsor eight free guided hikes and a horseback ride in state parks and trails in New Jersey on New Year's Day as part of a nationwide America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. This initiative, which is being held in all 50 states, offers individuals and families an opportunity to kick off the New Year by taking a healthy hike at a state park. "We are excited to host First Day hikes as part of this national effort to get people outdoors and into our parks,'' said DEP Assistant Commissioner of... Read more →

CAGW and CCAGW Score Major Victories Against Government Waste in 2011!

CAGW Grounds $3 Billion in Defense Budget Pork Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) won its multi-year battle to terminate federal funding for the alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter, a wasteful pork-barrel project that was opposed by both the Bush and Obama administrations and the Pentagon, which had repeatedly said the alternate engine was “not necessary and not affordable.” On April 25, the Department of Defense terminated its contract for production of the engine after CAGW ultimately embarrassed Congress into declining to fund the program. Then taxpayers received an early Christmas present when GE and Rolls-Royce announced on December... Read more →

Cool Video by the University of Minnesota's School of Music

Uploaded by UniversityofMinn on Nov 30, 2011 The Carlson School of Management received a surprise visit from a saxophonist...and nearly 300 of his friends from the University of Minnesota's School of Music this November. "Deck the Halls" arr. Francisco J. Núñez and Jim Papoulis from "Coolside of Yuletide" Special Thanks To: Greg Wrenn (saxophone), Campus Singers Maroon, Gold, and Mosaic; Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, University Singers, Kathy S. Romey (coordinator), Judy Sagen and Kelley Sundin (choreography), Phillip O'Toole (audio), Boosey & Hawkes, Northern Lights Video, Michael Teachout, Bryan Koop (director of photography), Steve Rudolph (producer) For more information on the... Read more →


December 23, 2011 Washington, D.C. – The race to be named CREW’s first ever Scoundrel of the Year came down to a dead heat between a Wall Street puppet and a media puppet master. While House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) hypocrisy riled up voters, in the end, he was no match for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which may have spied on the families of 9/11 victims as well as other American citizens. The Department of Justice is now investigating the matter. “The deplorable behavior of Mr. Murdoch and his employees stood head and shoulders above the other worthy nominees... Read more →


Two time Tony Award winner and motion picture star Brian Dennehy will be in person at Waterfront South Theatre on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM . He will be here to support South Camden Theatre Company and will be interviewed “Inside the Actors Studio” style by Producing Artistic Director Joseph M. Paprzycki. Brian will discuss his long career of incredible film work including“ Gorky Park”, “FX”, “Tommy Boy”, and “Cocoon”. His incredible success as one of America’s greatest stage actors winning Tony Awards playing Willie Loman in “Death of a Salesman” and James Tyrone in “Long Day’s Journey... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Three More Wins for Gun Owners

H.R. 2055—the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012—has been passed by the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been sent to the President for his expected signature. This bill contains three NRA-backed provisions that will strengthen our Second Amendment rights and prohibit your federal tax dollars from being used to advance an anti-gun agenda. Rumor Alert: Appropriations Bill Blocks New Shotgun Ban—Does Not Repeal “Sporting Purposes” Test: This year, NRA-ILA worked with pro-gun legislators to include a provision in the 2012 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations legislation to help prohibit the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives... Read more →

Gloucester City's Karen Jackson Named Orr Fellow

St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., announces that senior Melissa Jackson was recently named an Orr Fellow. Jackson from Gloucester City, is the daughter of Ray and Karen Jackson. She attended Gloucester Catholic High School and is a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Gloucester City. Commonly referred to as the Orr Fellowship, the Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship provides an opportunity to soon-to-be college graduates to break into the professional world through paid positions with high-growth Indiana companies. About 25 Orr Fellows are selected each year from a couple thousand applicants. Applicants must be natives of Indiana or... Read more →

Bellmawr Fire Department Responds to Hall Avenue Fire

Monday, December 26, 2011 Task Force 32 (Bellmawr) was dispatched early this morning to 165 Hall Avenue for a reported dwelling fire. A female resident was sleeping in a front room when she was alerted by the sound of a smoke detector beeping. She quickly observed a fire in the kitchen area and exited the house. Squirt 32 arrived and reported fire showing from the rear. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire advancing a 1 3/4 line through the front door while a second back up line cut off the advancing in the attic area. The fire was... Read more →

WriteStuff: The Grinch Makes Appearance at Camden Christmas Outreach

The Grinch came to Camden this year. But instead of taking Christmas presents away from little children, he brought them. This pony-tailed Grinch was actually Tommy Williams, the head of Street Ministries, who hosts an annual bike, clothes, toy and food distribution for Camden families every Christmas Eve. Tommy sported a pair of boxer shorts emblazoned with the phrase “Merry Grinchmas” that he wore over his tan khakis. Tommy laughed about the boxer shorts and said, “I used to be a Grinch until I let Jesus in my heart. Now, I’m a Grinch no more!” read via by Anne... Read more →

Obituary: Edwin B. Stafford, of Haddon Township, formerly of Gloucester City

On December 23, 2011. Age 87. Of Haddon Township. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 64 years to Dorothy (nee Wimbish). Loving father of Rebecca McGee (Frank) and Paul Stafford (Margaret). Cherished grandfather of Kevin, Dawn, Paul, Matthew and Veronica. Cherished great-grandfather of Daniel, Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth, Ryan, Tyler, Maria, Holly, Ava, Joseph, Kristyna, Casey and Chase. Edwin was born and raised in North Camden. He resided in in Gloucester City for 51 years before recently moving to Haddon Twp. Edwin was a graduate of Camden County Vocational Technical School in Pennsauken. He proudly served our Country in the... Read more →

Obituary : Richard G. Logan, of Roebling

On December 23, 2011. Age 74. Of Roebling. Loving father of Gary Logan (wife Ida),Terri Logan-Reeder and Ricky Logan. Cherished grandfather of Ambra, Kristen, Kevin, Morgan, Brittany and Samantha. Cherished great-grandfather of Gianna. Dear brother of Lorraine Capri, Janet Panaro, Bill Logan and the late George Logan. Richard proudly served our Country in the United States Marine Corps. At the request of family, cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Philadelphia VA Medical Center: 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Attn: Volunteer Department. In the memo, please write: Richard G. Logan. Condolences and Memories may... Read more →

Welcome Home Private 1st Class David King, Tuesday at 7:15pm

Welcome Back From Iraq Evesham Township, New Jersey Who: Private First Class David King When: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Time: 7:15 PM Where: 190 Raymond Avenue Evesham Township, NJ 08053 Please come out to welcome home Private First Class David King from Iraq About Private First Class David King: PFC David King joined The U.S. Army in February of 2011 He has just returned from his first deployment to Iraq David is 20 years old David is a 2010 Graduate of Cherokee High School David wrestled for 3 years at DeMasi Middle School David’s family (Mother Wendy, Father Kevin, Brothers... Read more →

Congress Orders Navy to Take Steps to Bring Navy Commandos Home from Libya

after 207 Years WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House has passed the “National Defense Authorization Act of 2012” (NDAA), which includes a provision strenuously pushed for by U.S. Congressmen Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) and Mike Rogers (MI-08) that requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to begin the process of identifying and returning Commander Richard Somers and his fellow twelve (12) Navy commandos buried in mass graves in Libya to the United States. Killed in Tripoli, Libya in 1804, Commander Somers is the namesake of Somers Point, New Jersey. “After years and years of unexplained delays and blatant stonewalling, the U.S. Navy will... Read more →


The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising bowhunters that deer harvested during the 2012 Winter Bow Season must be reported using the new Automated Game Check System (AGCS) instead of being brought to a deer check station. Using the AGCS, hunters will report their deer over the telephone or online. GARY DEVINE PHOTO...using a motion camera, southwestern NJ deer 2012 Bow Licenses now come with a Harvest Report Stub (which includes a Harvest Number) instead of a Transportation Tag. Once successful hunters retrieve their kill they are to complete the stub with the exception of the "Confirmation Number"... Read more →

Andrews Dedicates New Fire Rescue Boat to Keep Camden Waterfront Safe

Camden, NJ – This Past Saturday, Congressman Andrews joined Mayor Redd and the family of deceased firefighter George Jackson to dedicate and christen the Fire Department’s new fire rescue boat that will bring more security and stability for local businesses, students and visitors to the flourishing Camden Waterfront. Through Congressman Andrews’s support, the city was able to secure a $1.2 million FEMA Port Security grant that made this amazing boat a reality. The “George M. Jackson” is a one of a kind vessel that is capable of responding to everything from simple emergencies to natural disasters and terrorism. The jet... Read more →

Man Dies in Glassboro Fire Christmas

Other residents of the Royal Inn, formerly called the College Inn, at 133 South Delsea Drive in Glassboro, smelled smoke from the man's second-floor room at 8:10 a.m. and alerted management, who called police and evacuated the masonry building. The Glassboro Fire Department extinguished the fire with dry chemicals and found the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Damage to the building was confined to one room and other rooms have been reoccupied. The deceased man, an intermittent resident of the motel, was identified as Walter White (DOB 3/3/59) who has had a number of addresses. An autopsy... Read more →


December 21, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHF) includes luminaries as diverse as Albert Einstein and Shaquille O'Neal. It should not be dishonored by including bigots: Catholics will be outraged to learn that of the 50 nominees for the class of 2012, Thomas Nast made the cut. Nast is not only the most bigoted cartoonist in American history, the 19th-century artist consistently inflamed hatred against the Irish and Catholics alike. Amazingly, the NJHF's website omits any mention of Nast's anti-Catholic legacy. No one is denying his many talents as a... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing : NJ Freshwater Fishing, Gun Control Act, Outdoor Photos Contest Winners

click image compiled by CNBNEWS.NET The 2012 Freshwater Fishing DIGEST is now available at license agents and on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website in PDF format. The DIGEST is will also be available in an interactive version on the publisher's website soon. In addition to regulation information, anglers will find several articles concerning the 100th anniversary of the Hackettstown Fish Hatchery of interest. To view the PDF version, either in its entirety or in sections which download faster, visit ; for the interactive version, visit on the publisher's website. OPEN LETTER TO ALL FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEES The... Read more →

ECAC Names Heine Upstate Rookie of the Year Honor

CENTERVILLE, Mass. (December 21, 2011) – Stevens Institute of Technology’s freshman forward Ann Heine (Sammamish, Wash.) earned her second rookie of the year honor of the year after the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) released its Division III Upstate Women’s Soccer All-Stars on December 21. Earlier this season, Heine was named Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year for her role in the Ducks’ regular and postseason conference championship. In her first collegiate season, Heine started in all 20 games she played in and tallied eight goals and four assists for 20 points, ranking second amongst the team in all... Read more →


December 22, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on secularists who feed off of Christmas: For the past couple of years, Macy’s has been brandishing the word Believe at Christmastime: the word appears in huge lights across its Herald Square store on 34th Street in New York City, and is inscribed on its shopping bags. To believe is to believe in something—it must have an object—but Macy’s prefers not to know what most people believe in at this time of year, so it allows everyone to fill in the blank. So inclusive. For good reason, Macy’s chooses December to... Read more →

ProPublica: Redistricting How Powerful Interests Are Drawing You Out of a Vote

Califorinia Republicans Call for Official Investigation of Dem's Redistricting Tactics by Lois Beckett ProPublica, Dec. 21, 2011, reprinted with permission Early reactions to ProPublica’s report on the ways California Democrats manipulated the state’s citizen redistricting commission split along partisan lines. The Chairman of California’s Republican Party called for “an immediate and thorough investigation.” Any Questions? ProPublica is experimenting with a new podcast. We plan to feature our readers' questions and voices. If you've got questions about redistricting, we'd love to answer them. You can record your questions right from your computer. “No fair minded person can now say the process... Read more →

FRIDAYS WITH ERICK ERICKSON: Good News, Congress is Going Home for Christmas!

It is possible that raw sewage has greater political acumen than the Republicans in Congress. Unlike the Republicans, sewage at least figures out how to flow through Washington with the least resistance. This past week has been embarrassing for the GOP. Mitch McConnell, heralded as a brilliant strategist by some, negotiated a two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday with enough changes from the present tax holiday that small businesses discovered they would be unable to even implement the changes before the tax holiday expires in two months. The House of Representatives made clear that it would oppose a two... Read more →

OBITUARY: Robert W. Knowles Sr. of Gloucester City; Life Member of the Pine Grove Fire Dept.

Robert W. Knowles, Sr. AGE: 78 • Franklinville On December 17, 2011 of Franklinville, formerly a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ, age 78 yrs. Beloved husband of Doris J. Knowles (nee Goebel), loving father Donna Read (Angelo), Robert W. Knowles, Jr. (Donna) and David Knowles (Melissa), cherished grandfather of Lisa, Kimberlyn, Stefanie, David, Jr., Daniel, Brianna, Jessica and the late Kevin and proud great grandfather of Alyssa and Kevin. Mr. Knowles was a life member and served as both Captain and Lieutenant of Pine Grove Fire Co #2 and also loving fishing in his spare time. Relatives and friends... Read more →

Face of Defense: Military Dog Survives Snakebite

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2011 - Dingo, a 5-year-old Marine Corps military working dog, has survived a bout with a poisonous snake. Marine Corps Cpl. Stacy K. Chester, a military working dog handler, pets his partner, Dingo, a 5-year-old German shepherd, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 15, 2011. Dingo survived a bout with a poisonous snake during a recent base training exercise. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. Dingo, a German shepherd, was struck by the snake as he searched the... Read more →

Obituary:Charlene Ferraro of Oaklyn

Charlene M. Ferraro, 55 Of Oaklyn, NJ Charlene M. Ferraro, 55, died suddenly on December 19, 2011. Born and raised in S.W. Philadelphia, she was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School, class of 1975. She resided in NJ for the past 16 years. Charlene was employed as a waitress for the Starview Diner in Somerdale, NJ for the last 5 years. She loved and was loved by her customers. In addition to being devoted to her grandchildren, she enjoyed cooking and baking, especially cream puffs. She also was a collector of Betty Boop memoribilia. Survivors: Devoted mother of... Read more →

FDA: Do not use ShoulderFlex Massagers

Use of massage device may cause serious health risks The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers again not to use the ShoulderFlex Massager, imported by King International and sold by various companies, due to serious potential health risks. The ShoulderFlex Massager is a personal massage device sold in retail stores, catalogs and over the Internet. It is intended to provide users with a deep tissue massage to the neck, shoulders and back area while lying down. Hair, clothing or jewelry can become entangled in the ShoulderFlex Massager and cause serious injury or even death from strangulation. There have... Read more →

Bishop Galante, "Christmas: A reminder we are all migrants"

Every year, our diocesan employees hold an Advent day of recollection, during which we reflect together, via prayer, discussion and liturgy, about how best to prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas. This year’s theme was immigration and the Church’s special role in the care and welcoming of migrants of all kinds. Some might wonder if that theme, connected to this season, is a bit of a stretch. But upon further reflection the two are tightly linked. At Christmas, we celebrate God, through Jesus, taking on human nature. And the Scriptures tell us this occurred at a particular... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News

Potter and Ellis Street Construction Completed The Camden County Department of Public Works has completed roadway and streetscape improvements at the intersection of Potter (CR 644) and Ellis (CR 561) Streets in Haddonfield. “We are proud that this project was completed early and under budget,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “This project benefits residents in both Haddonfield Borough and Cherry Hill Township due to its location at the border of the two municipalities.” The $2.3 million project included the installation of a new traffic signal, repaving of intersection approaches and the construction... Read more →

Overbrook High School Takes 3rd Place in B101’s Annual Christmas Choir Contest

By Anne Forline (special to CNBNews.Net) Each year, B101 holds its annual Christmas Choir Contest where local Philadelphia-area schools vie for a shot at hearing their song played on the radio while hoping to score some big prizes. This year’s first place winner was Mullica Hill’s Clearview Regional High School, who took home the $5,000 prize for their song “Joy to the World” and they also won the opportunity to perform with the Philly Pops. But finishing in an impressive third place out of a field of 250 entrants were the Overtones from Overbrook High School in Pine Hill with... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: Notes from the Field, Backyard Habitats, Free Seedlings, PA Snow Goose

Notes from the Field, by Gary Devine December 14, 2011-Whitey travels the woods and farms in Southwestern New Jersey. This is very rare seeing him during the day. The photo was taken with my field camera that is hanging nearby on a tree. Whitey has eight points and last year he had four points. If he makes through the upcoming muzzleloader he should be a 10-pointer by the fall of 2012. Speaking of muzzleloader season it begins January 2. The following notice was posted on the state's Fish and Game website Muzzleloader Season Continues January 2 in Most Zones December... Read more →

Top Political Scandals of 2011

Washington, D.C. – Lecherous lawmakers, a deadbeat dad, and absentee agencies made Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s (CREW) annual list of the year’s top political scandals. For the first time, CREW is giving the public the chance to vote on the year’s biggest scandal. Click here to vote. “With actions ranging from the moronic to the outright illegal, it’s hard to argue with any entry on this year’s list,” said CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan. “It’s easy to see why Americans harbor such a dim view of Washington.” CREW’s Top Scandals of 2011: Sexy & I Know It:... Read more →

Thursdays with John Hayward: Underestimating Candidate Obama A Dangerous Delusion

Some observers think that President Obama’s awful record should make it easy for any of the GOP candidates to beat him. That’s a dangerous delusion. No incumbent should ever be underestimated, especially one the media loves. Also, each of the Republican candidates has proven highly adept at techniques for losing the 2012 election. Some have shown a tendency toward academic discussions that leave voters feeling as if they’ve dropped in on a college dorm-room bull session… or worse, as if the candidates might use them as subjects in a sociology lab experiment. Others have a dismaying tendency of forgetting the... Read more →

Buying Insider Trading Information From Congress – and Getting Rich

Congress Must Prohibit ‘Political Intelligence Consultants’ – as Well as Themselves – From Congressional Insider Trading WASHINGTON, D.C. – Public Citizen today sent a letter urging both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to move forward with the stalled “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge” (STOCK) Act in the beginning of the new year and prevent it from being watered down while the legislation languishes. House Republican leaders, under the direction of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), have halted progress of the commonsense legislation, which would ban members of Congress, their staffs and others who do business with... Read more →

Holiday Wishes from the Borough of Audubon

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! All of us at the Borough of Audubon would like to wish you and your families a very happy and safe holiday season!! A quick reminder Borough offices will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday December 26th. Take care & Seasons Greetings, Borough of Audubon & the Board of Commissioners Mayor John Ward Commissioner Kurt Bicking Commissioner William Gannon Read more →

Inside Center City Philadelphia

Opa's Holiday Special This season, Opa is offering a holiday lunch special. Now through December 31, hungry Center City shoppers can enjoy Opa's popular chicken or lamb Gyro with house-cut oregano fries or dressed greens with a soft drink for only $5.95. Opa, 1311 Sansom Street, 215.545.0170, Mexican Post Helps You Give More Give an even bigger gift this holiday season with help from Mexican Post. For every $25 you spend on a gift certificate, Mexican Post will add $5 to it. And ring in the New Year there for $45 in advance or $55 at the door. There... Read more →


Through December 24 Santa Photos The Gallery at Market East 9th & Market Streets 215.625.4962 Through December 30 Miss Rockaway Armada: Let Me Tell You About A Dream I Had Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 South 18th Street 215.545.4302 Through December 31 Noël and Gertie Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut Street 215.574.3550 Through January 1 CSI: The Experience The Franklin Institute 222 North 20th Street 215.448.1200 Through January 16 Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"? National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street 215.409.6600 Through January 29 Charlotte's Web Arden Theatre Company 40... Read more →

Obituary: Thomas R. Glennan, of Gloucester City, age 78

On December 20, 2011. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Loving son of the late John F. Glennan and the late Nora Nee. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters, John Glennan, Leon Glennan, Joseph Glennan, Mary DiPasquale, Loretta Keith and Theresa Glennan. Survived by his brothers, William Glennan and Gene Glennan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He proudly served our Country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851... Read more →

Senators, Do Your Job and Get to

On the front page of the White House’s website, a clock slowly ticks away, second by second, counting down to the day, hour, minute, and second that the nation’s payroll tax “holiday” expires and the American people get socked right where it counts — in the pocket book. And just next to that clock is a message laying the blame squarely on the House of Representatives. But today the real culprit in this debacle is the U.S. Senate which, right now, is home for the holidays already, celebrating with family while Washington sits in a stalemate. In a rare appearance... Read more →

Alice Costello School: The Winter Classic by Alex

( EDITORS NOTE: Seventh and eighth grade students at Alice Costello Elementary School, Brooklawn NJ, have been writing articles for their school newspaper. When CNBNews discovered that they were doing this, we offered to feature one article from each edition on the website. The Alice Costello staff members were asked to vote for the article they thought was best for this honor. Eighth grader Alex R.'s article was chosen! As such he will also receive a $10 gift certificate to Gaetano's Restaurant, Brooklawn compliments of CNBNews. To read the article click the link below... By: Alex R. The Winter Classic... Read more →