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Gloucester City News Headlines for Jan. 26 Issue

Lady Lions Upset Lady Rams, 32-26 Free Throws Help Rams Beat Lions Gloucester City Planning Board Swears In Members Proposed Skateboard Park Will Be Discussed At Thursday’s Gloucester City Council Meeting Bellmawr School Board Members Will Retain Seats Bellmawr Installs Councilmen Bollinger, D’Angelo Related articles OCTOBER 2011 CHEERS AND ( SEPTEMBER 2011 CHEERS AND ( Cnbnews- November Cheers and Jeers ( CNBNEWS | December 2011 CHEERS AND JEERS ( Read more →

Cherry Hill Fire Department Handles Fatal MV Accident |

Rescue 13 members deployed chains attached to the rear-mounted winch on the Rescue truck to stabilize the dump truck. On January 19 at approximately 1200 hours, CHFD members were dispatched for the report of a motor vehicle crash at Haddonfield-Berlin Road at Morris Drive. Squad Company 13, BLS 1396, Medic 44, and Battalion 13 were advised of a motor vehicle crash involving a dump truck and an SUV. While still en route to the call, responding units were advised of a dump truck that had flipped onto it's side on top of an SUV trapping an unknown amount of occupants... Read more →

False Joe Paterno Death Report Relied on Faulty Sourcing

Students and members of the Penn State community hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Joe Paterno, the former football coach who died earlier in the morning, on the campus of Penn State on Jan. 22, 2012. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) by Daniel Victor ProPublica, Jan. 23, 2012, 10:29 a.m. This story was co-published with Poynter. The Onward State tweet that erroneously reported Joe Paterno's death Saturday night and led to an avalanche of false reports in other outlets was based on the work of two student reporters: One was... Read more →

Barito Honored by N.J. Sports Writers Association

EDISON, N.J. (January 22, 2012) – Laura Barito (Arkadelphia, Ark.), the reigning NCAA Woman of the Year and 2011 Stevens Institute of Technology graduate, was honored at the New Jersey Sports Writers Association’s 76th annual banquet on Sunday in recognition of all her achievements during her epic collegiate career. A two-time NCAA national champion in two different sports, Barito was a 22-time All-American performer from 2007-11. Also among the honorees on Sunday were MLB All-Stars Al Leiter and Eric Young, Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award-winner Jay Williams and former Rutgers football player and NJSWA Most Courageous Athlete... Read more →

News from the Philadelphia Sports Congress

Half Marathon numbers at an all-time high History was made at the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. Out of a record field of 20,866 entrants, Mathew Kisorio defended his title, finishing in 58:46 and achieving the 4th-fastest time in history. On the women’s side, Kim Smith shattered the previous U.S. best, finishing in 1:07:11. Philadelphia resident and former Villanova all-American Bobby Curtis was the first U.S. finisher, placing ninth in 1:01:53. Marking his first half-marathon, Curtis became the second-fastest American half-marathoner for the year. Philadelphia Marathon in for the Long Haul Race celebrates its 18th year The Philadelphia... Read more →

Cast Your Vote for the Porker of the Year

Our public officials in Washington continued to spend tax dollars like a bunch of drunken sailors in 2011, leaving taxpayers with a nauseating $15.2 trillion national debt hanging over their future. But who truly stood out as the worst custodian of your hard-earned money last year? Chosen by CAGW staff from among the 2011 Porkers of the Month, the nominees are: Energy Secretary Steven Chu - for weak oversight of the Energy Department’s loan guarantee program, which resulted in huge losses to taxpayers when solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, the recipient of a $535 million loan guarantee, filed for bankruptcy last... Read more →

Letters: Remembering Our Dad, Steve Roche and his Love for Gloucester City |

Stephen Roche with his children, Chris & Katie enjoying a slice of pizza on Broadway in 1996. My dad loved to take us to Cabana Water Ice, Duffy's [I return at least twice a year for their fresh irish potatoes] the offices of The Gloucester City News (when he was employed there), and stores like the RxD Pharmacy [I'll always remember Al Zeises for his kindness] & McGroarty's News [which is where you'll find the best hoagies]. We'd go on walks down to the river where he'd tell us about Gloucester City's & Camden's amazing history. My dad passed away... Read more →

Sign Petition for Keystone Pipeline

Published on on January 20, 2012 Printer-Friendly Version Dear Friend, President Obama has rejected the Keystone Pipeline costing the U.S. a real shot at energy independence and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Bowing to extremist environmental pressure groups, he vetoes the project saying it needs more review -- after years of study by the U.S. government! What he means is he wants to wait until after the election! Half of our oil from Canada -- one-eighth of our total oil imports -- would have flowed through this pipeline. We could replace oil from enemies like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and... Read more →

Diocese of Camden - Three Cumberland County Catholic schools to close

Three Cumberland County Catholic schools, Sacred Heart High School in Vineland and two regional elementary schools, Notre Dame in Landisville/Newfield and St. Mary Magdalen, Millville, will close at the end of this school year. The announcement was made in a letter to parents from Bishop Joseph Galante released Jan. 20. The bishop said that the decision to close the schools was made after nearly a year-long period of consultation with area pastors and principals to deal with issues of enrollment and finances. In the letter, the bishop said that the closings were part of a plan to “better sustain and... Read more →

Ga. judge orders president to appear at hearing - CBS Atlanta 46

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and can't be president. It's one of many such lawsuits that have been filed across the country, so far without success. A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama's name off the state's ballot in the March presidential primary. read via Read more →

Housing Bargain, Ship Cargo Increases, Pettys Island, Kudos Chris, Et Cetera |

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY HOUSING BARGAIN -The selling price of the Meadow Brook Mews townhomes has been lowered to $137,500 and range up to $149,500. However, City Administrator Jack Lipsett said the steep discount is intended to jump-start the project and is solely for 6 of the 50 homes.The listed price in 2010 was between $180,000 and $195,000. The price was lowered the following year to $167,000 to $195,000. The property, which is owned by the City of Gloucester City, was known as the Chatham Square Apartments purchased with bonds by the City in 2007 for $4.25... Read more →

Congressman Andrews Against SOPA |

Washington, DC—On Wednesday, Congressman Andrews voiced his strong opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). This bill would give the Attorney General of the United States the power to obstruct access to foreign websites on the internet accused of being ‘dedicated to the infringement of copyrighted material’. Sites accused of infringement may be defunded and removed from search engines before court hearings take place, according to the bill. One of the most important pillars of American values is the respect for due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a jury of peers. While Congressman Andrews... Read more →

U.S. Bishops Welcome Pope’s Reaffirmation Of Religious Liberty During Ad Limina Visit

January 19, 2012 Cardinal-Designate Dolan Praises Pope’s Pastoral Vision Chair of Religious Liberty Committee Says Bishops Thankful, Encouraged Most Recent Statement on Religious Liberty Reflects Church’s Longstanding Teaching WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops expressed praise and gratitude for the latest statement of Pope Benedict XVI on the need to protect religious liberty, which he delivered in an address January 19, to U.S. bishops gathered in Rome for their ad limina visits. “Of particular concern are certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion,” said Pope Benedict. “Many of you have pointed out that concerted... Read more →

Welcome Home Sgt. Dominick Jones of Gloucester Twp. Sunday

Welcome Back From Afghanistan SARGE! Gloucester Township, New Jersey Who: Sgt. Dominick Jones When: Sunday, January 22, 2012 Time: 12:15 PM Where: East Garden Buffet 611 Cross Keys Rd. Sicklerville, New Jersey 08081 Please come out to welcome home Sgt. Dominick Jones from his deployment in Afghanistan. Sgt Dominick Jones thinks he and his family are “only” going out to lunch but we all have something extra in store for him and his family! Sgt. Dominick Jones (nicknamed “Troll”) son of Florinza (“Frenchie”) and Robin Jones Sr. Dominick’s Father Robin is a member of the U.S. Army Infantry Dominick was... Read more →

Sex charge drops man from PTI program

Robert M. Gladulich (DOB 5/30/90) of 394 Aldeberan Drive, Sewell NJ was terminated today (1/20) “without prejudice” from Gloucester County’s pre-trial intervention program, that could have cleared his record of a burglary charge, after PTI supervisors reported to the court that he had been charged with molesting a child six months after the burglary. The PTI diversionary program in New Jersey courts allows a defendant to avoid trial and possible incarceration for a crime by completing requirements such as community service or counseling during a supervised period of time. Those who are successful in PTI and incur no new charges... Read more →


(TRENTON) – Assembly Education Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Thursday on continued concerns about the Christie administration’s failure to address health and safety repairs in urban schools: “I commend the Education Law Center for continuing to focus on this outrageous situation. We are at the half way point of the Christie administration and not one school is even scheduled to begin construction. “The annual cost of operating the School Development Authority is approximately $50 million. That's means that almost $100 million in taxpayer dollars has been spent in two years on repairing just a few... Read more →

Welcome Home Lcpl Brandon Lyons, of Audubon, Sunday

Welcome Back From Afghanistan WELCOME HOME BRANDON Audubon, New Jersey Who: Lcpl Brandon Lyons When: Sunday, January 22, 2012 Time: 3:00 PM Where: 66 Payson Ave. Audubon, New Jersey 08081 Contact: David (Yellow Ribbon Club) 609-417-8640 Joe (Father) 856-906-2272 Please come out to welcome home Lance Corporal Brandon Lyons from his deployment in Afghanistan. Brandon signed up and joined the U.S. Marines on his 18th birthday. He left for boot camp on the very same day he graduated high school. He went to boot camp at Parris Island where he was with The Mike Company, Platoon 3078. Brandon went to... Read more →

Joe Kyrillos: Washington is Failing US

Our country is in trouble and Washington is failing us. Americans have seen their neighbors lose their jobs, their home values fall, their savings shrink, and their economic horizon darkened by a record $15 trillion national debt. Washington has responded with nothing but partisan squabbling and reckless spending, and now Bob Menendez is seeking reelection to deliver more of the same. New Jersey needs a strong voice for change. As the father of two young children, I believe we can and must restore the limitless opportunities and freedom that made America great and inspired people like my own father to... Read more →

Consolidating Catholic Education: St. Gabriel and St. Thomas | South Philly Review

Since Jan. 6, the students and staff at St. Gabriel School, 2917 Dickinson St., have needed as much might as their savior can grant, as the Archdiocese of Philadelphia-appointed Blue Ribbon Commission announced plans to merge the facility with St. Thomas Aquinas, 1719 Morris St., to form a regional school. The devoted advocates of their 104-year-old educational home are hoping today’s appeal before a review committee will help to prolong its Grays Ferry existence. “Someone could have knocked us over with a feather,” nine-year Principal Sister Noreen Friel said Friday of the commission’s conclusions. Kindergarten teacher Michelle Sumner has spent... Read more →


By CNBNEWS Sports ( With the recent scoring of 1000 points by Gloucester City’s boys, Junior guard Stefano O’koro who became the 14th player to reach this milestone, local fans begin to wonder who is the greatest Gloucester High player of the past 50+ years by position. With the advent of the 3- Shot, 1000 points has become reasonably easier since more players are shooting beyond the 3 foot arc. Many of our 1,000 points scorers achieved their milestone prior to the 3-shot. Through evaluation of each position more questions surfaced then answers. Did the era in which an individual... Read more →

Obituary: Betty Ann Brown, age 65, of Thorofare

On January 17, 2012. Age 65. Of Thorofare Section of West Deptford Twp. Cherished and Loving Sister of Maria, Geraldine, Rosetta and Claudia. Survived by her devoted caregivers and friends. Betty attended the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Church of Paulsboro. She was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in 2005. Betty was a sweet and gentle woman. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Monday from 2 pm with Services 2:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Interment private.... Read more →

John Paff: Trenton City Council Sees the Sunshine

Good work Jim Carlucci! Jim caught the mayor and his cabinet discussing an ordinance that would raise their own salary in closed session. Jim threatened a lawsuit and the council backed down, but not unanimously. See the news article at Councilwoman Kathy McBride and Councilman Alex Bethea voted against disclosing the closed session minutes to the public. McBride has asked the Attorney General to investigate who publicly leaked information about the private discussion. Acting city attorney Walter Denson said that there was no clandestine effort to do anything untoward or sinister but that the closed session was held to... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Warn Residents About Pending Weather Forecast |

Below Please find a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service. As you will see from the forecast below snow accumulations are predicted to be light. However, consider using off street parking, where available, in the event that snow removal is necessary. ~ Gloucester Township Police WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 5 PM EST SATURDAY * HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 3 INCHES...ALONG WITH UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE. * TIMING...SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT...AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL... Read more →

Welcome Home Cpl Kevin Worthington of Marlton, Saturday, 2:30PM |

Welcome Home From 2nd Tour in Afghanistan Marlton, New Jersey Who: Cpl. Kevin Worthington When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 Time: ETA 2:30 PM Where: 306 Galloping Court Marlton, New Jersey 08053 The Yellow Ribbon Club is excited to invite you to welcome home a son of one of our long time members -Cpl. Kevin Worthington, US Marine, graduated from Cherokee High School June 2007. He then enlisted in the US Marine Corps in Sept. 2007. Kevin is a Landing Support Specialist in Logistics. He was deployed to Afghanistan the first time from March 2009-Oct. 2009. This time he was deployed... Read more →

EPA Sees Risks to Water, Workers In New York Fracking Rule

by Joaquin Sapien ProPublica, Jan. 13, 2012, 3:11 p.m reprinted with permission of New York's emerging plan to regulate natural gas drilling in the gas-rich Marcellus Shale needs to go further to safeguard drinking water, environmentally sensitive areas and gas industry workers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has informed state officials. The EPA's comments, in a series of lettersthis week to the state's Department of Environmental Conservation, are significant because they suggest the agency will be watching closely as states in the Northeast and Midwest embrace new drilling technologies to tap vast reserves of shale gas. Drilling Regulatory Staffing... Read more →

Welcome Home Sgt. John Faison, of Gloucester City, Saturday at 6PM |

Welcome Back From Afghanistan Gloucester City, New Jersey Who: Sgt. John Faison When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 Time: 6:00 PM Where: 3 East Thompson Avenue Gloucester City, New Jersey 08030 Please come out to welcome home Sgt John Faison from his deployment in Afghanistan. 27 year old Sgt. John Faison serves in The U.S. Army National Guard He joined in 2001 and is with the 328th Military Police He has served in Germany, Iraq, and most recently; Afghanistan Wife Christina and four children (Michael, Kaylee, Emma, and Cole) John was recently promoted to Sergeant John is a recipient of the... Read more →

Win! U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Federal Jurisdiction Over Consumer Telemarketing Claims

January 18, 2012 Statement of Scott Nelson, Attorney, Public Citizen Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Mims v. Arrow Financial Services that consumers injured by violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which outlaws abusive telemarketing practices, may bring lawsuits in federal courts as well as state courts. Public Citizen represented Marcus Mims, the successful plaintiff in the case. The court’s opinion, written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, accepts without reservation all of the arguments we made in support of his right to choose a federal court to assert his claims. The TCPA forbids such practices as... Read more →


Plenty of events are scheduled in Ocean City this winter, thanks to our Theater groups, Art Centers, Library and other organizations. (Through January) The Ocean City Free Public LIBRARY, 17th and Simpson Ave., offers a winter Women of Jazz Series produced and sponsored by the Library and the Somers Point Jazz Society. The three part series started last week and continues on Sun., Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. with May Lou Newnam, a saxophone/Flutist with a performance and discussion featuring Women Pioneers in Jazz. It will highlight some of the most important women in jazz from the 1930s to the... Read more →

Welcome Home Cpl. Andrew Levin, Sewell NJ Friday, 6PM

Welcome Back From Afghanistan Sewell, New Jersey Who: Cpl Andrew Levin When: Friday, January 20, 2012 Time: 6:00 PM Where: 12 Winchester Drive Sewell, New Jersey 08080 Please come out to welcome home Cpl Andrew Levin from his deployment in Afghanistan. Andrew attended Valley Forge Military Academy his junior year of high school and graduated from Washington Twp. High School in June 2006. Mid-way through his Senior year, Drew signed up for the Marine Corp. Delayed Entry Program. Following his graduation from WTHS, Drew enlisted in United States Marine Corp. and completed boot camp at Parris Island, SC. He then... Read more →

Independent Women's Voice: Remember the CLASS Act?

Back in October of 2011, the Obama administration had to pull the plug on the CLASS act — the health care law's provision to provide for long-term insurance for assisted living. The CLASS Act had collapsed under its own weight and sheer unworkability. Since it would be impossible to show that CLASS would be both affordable and fiscally solvent for the next 75 years, it was abandoned. This just again demonstrates how hastily ObamaCare was forced through Congress, against the will of the American people, and how ill-conceived is this piecemeal, government take-over of private health care decisions. Yet, the... Read more →

Pa. Firefighter Killed In Wreck On Way To House Fire | FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS

A 19-year-old firefighter with the United Hook and Ladder Company was killed responding to a house fire Wednesday evening. A 19-year-old firefighter with the United Hook and Ladder Company No. 33 in Adams County, Pa., was killed responding to a house fire Jan. 18, according to television station Fox 43 WPMT. According to the news report, the young firefighter, crashed at about 6:30 p.m. in Berwick Township near the Lincoln Speedway. The victim was reportedly in a privately owned vehicle and may have been ejected in the violent crash en route to the scene in Hamilton Township. The television station... Read more →

Could Facebook Shut Down? Understanding SOPA and PIPA

Pass the video on to all of your friends so we can fight SOPA/PIPA together! Even if you aren’t from the United States, these potential laws affect you; they affect every Internet user. Please head to to find out more about how you can join the fight against SOPA/PIPA and join us on Twitter this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at 9 PM EST for #bwechat, where we’ll be talking about these bills and what they mean to you. Read more →

Obituary: Robert T. Hart, age 79, of Gloucester City

Robert T. Hart AGE: 79 • Gloucester City Passed away on January 16, 2012 formerly of the Delair section of Pennsauken. Beloved husband of the late Mildred (nee Schultz). Devoted father of the late Raymond. Loving grandfather of Ashley (Tony) and Brooke (Matt) and great grandfather of Corine, Mia and Matthew. Dear brother of Jane Eckhardt, Margaret Boker (Donald), William Hart and Bessie Dunn (Jeff). Also survived by special niece Betty Leyman and her family, special nephew Joseph Fanelle, Jr. as well as many other nieces and nephews. Prior to retirement, Mr. Hart was employed as a plasterer for Local... Read more →

Linda A. Lewis, Brooklawn United Methodist Church Nursery School Teacher for 34 Years

On January 14, 2012 (nee Walton) of Brooklawn, NJ, age 64, went to be in Paradise with her beloved son Bryan. She is the beloved wife and life for 44 years of Robert, devoted mother of Jennifer and Jason (Chrissy), cherished Mom-Mom of Abigail and Gavin, loving daughter of Joseph and Helen Walton, dear sister of Deborah Weston (Tom) and sister-in-law of Dianna Williams (Wayne) and Theresa Wills (Joe). Linda is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Kevin (Nicole), Steven (Erin), Lauren, Caitlin, Joseph, Lauren, Sara and Lilly, her cousins, Jim Carney (Carol), Jimmy and Erin, her friends, Karen... Read more →

TCNJ athletes lauded by NJAC for weekend performances

Ewing, NJ... Six student-athletes from The College of New Jersey earned recognition by the New Jersey Athletic Conference for their performances during the week ending January 15, 2012. The men’s swimming and diving team swept the weekly awards following their tri-meet competition held at West Chester University. Junior Evan Paulan (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) was named NJAC Swimmer of the Week for the first time this season, while senior TJ Burns (Clarks Summit, PA/Abington Heights) raked in his fourth Diver of the Week honor. Freshman Aleksander Burzynksi (Colonia, NJ/St. Joseph’s) was cited NJAC Rookie of the Week for the third time. Image... Read more →

Obituary: Bernard J. Farley, of Gloucester City, WWII Air Force Veteran, Audubon HS Alumni, Retired Campbell Soup Employee

Bernard J. Farley AGE: 91 • Gloucester City On January 16, 2012, Bernard J. Farley passed away at home. A graduate of Audubon High School, Bernard served with the Army Air Force in the Pacific during WWII. He retired from Campbell's Soup in Camden with over 40 years of employment. Bernard was the beloved husband of the late, Louise A. (nee Wetmore). He is lovingly survived by his 10 children: Louise (Bill) Donley, Bernard (Darleen) Farley, Mary (Lloyd) Watkins, Margaret (George) Christman, Thomas (Susan) Farley, Catherine Farley, Elizabeth (Tim) Jackson, Theresa (Robert) Force, Christina Harrity and Walter (Donna) Farley; 25... Read more →

CNBNews Weekly Stats Data Jan. 9 to Jan. 15

Weekly Stats Report: 9 Jan - 15 Jan 2012 Project: URL: compiled by 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... Read more →

Early Morning Dwelling Fire held to Bedroom ~ Cherry Hill Fire Dept. News & Information

Cherry Hill Fire Department News & Information Ladder Co 44 Venting D side Just past midnight on January 16th in the 1st block of Birchwood Park Drive S., A-group Squrt 31, Ladder 44, Squad 13, Engine 22, BLS 1393 and Battalion 13 recieved an assignment for a dwelling fire. Squrt 31 responded on the Cherry Hill Police tones and were enroute before the tones dropped for the dwelling box. Venting Completed to assist interior companies Upon arrival Squrt 31 reported only a light smoke condition visiable from the street. Additional information from homeowner was that it was a bedroom fire... Read more →

Brooklawn Clerk Barbara Lewis Retires | Gloucester City News

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Brooklawn Borough Clerk Barbara Lewis (photo) is retiring after more than two decades of service to the town. Lewis was praised by Mayor Theresa Branella and members of Council for all her dedication during her 23 years serving the borough during last week’s Reorganization meeting. “Barbara is my ‘right hand’,” the mayor said. Others on council named Lewis as “our mother hen,” and “the boss,” and said “she is the best, and always there to help. Lewis was also honored with a presentation of flowers and a “gold minute book” from Deanna Bennett, president... Read more →


The annual Gloucester City High School Giving Tree Program provided a Christmas holiday to more than 100 families in the community this year. The Student Council and Leo Club members, along with Gloucester Catholic High School Interact members, have been working since November collecting toys for needy children. The gifts were delivered by club advisors and community members on December 20 so they could be placed under the family Christmas tree. The Student Council, Leo Club members and Advisors would like to thank the following for their part in helping families in need have a brighter Christmas this year: Bayer’s... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayoral Address for 2012

By Mayor William James As we move forward into the new year, 2012, this administration realizes the need for local government to refocus and aim towards becoming more self sufficient, through the identification of new opportunities to share services, by aggressively seeking new sources of revenue and by closely monitoring all cost saving opportunities for rates of success or failure. With reductions in state aid the inevitable future, it remains our inherent responsibility to provide Gloucester City’s taxpayers with the best possible services within a reasonably presented budget and the daunting and intense work on this year’s budget began a... Read more →

Brooklawn Basketball Team Pay a Visit to the Palestra |

Brooklawn NJ -On January 7th following the Penn Vs. Princeton game at the Palestra Brooklawn's Alice Costello School, 3rd and 4th grade girls basketball teams had a unique opportunity to play a game in the “cathedral of college basketball”. Both teams are off to amazing starts this year and enjoyed watching the Ivy League role models prior to taking the court. "A special thank you to the Ref Jack Brandt, Eileen Hillman and all of the friends and family who came out to support our girls," Coach Tom. Related articles BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | ( Read more →

Andrews Nominates 24 to the Nation's Military Service Academies

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Camden County Boathouse, I was honored to nominate twenty-four outstanding young men and women to the Nation's military service academies. The courage and dedication to service exemplified by these young people is unmatched. These individuals have excelled in every facet of their academic, athletic and community responsibilities and have earned the right to this prestigious designation. As a result, they will go on to represent the First Congressional District and their country with pride and excellence. The nation's military academies are an integral facet of the strength of our military by serving as an... Read more →

Facts About Dr. Charles Krauthammer , MD‏

First circulated September 2011 info submitted today by Wm. Gross Dr. Krauthammer is frequently on the Fox News Channel. He is an M.D., a lawyer and is paralyzed from the neck down. A friend went to hear Charles Krauthammer. He listened with 25 others in a closed room. What he says here, is NOT 2nd-hand but 1st. The ramifications are staggering for us, our children and their children. Last Monday was a profound evening. Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to the Center for the American Experiment. He is a brilliant intellectual, seasoned & articulate. He is forthright and careful in his... Read more →

CREW: President Obama Fix the FEC

Washington, D.C. – The presidential primary season is in full swing, with millions of dollars pouring in to fund deceptive ads designed to mislead voters. Nevertheless, the agency charged with regulating campaign spending – the Federal Election Commission (FEC) – is a dysfunctional mess. Today, a broad coalition of civic organizations led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) launched a petition drive through the White House’s “We the People” website to force President Obama to get off the sidelines and fix the FEC. The administration has promised an official response to any petition that receives 25,000 signatures... Read more →

First-Ever Operation Gratitude Day Delivers

Philadelphians shows true colors in support of our troops Even without the Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia in 2011 (it returns in 2012 and 2013), the Sports Congress and our regional partners took the opportunity to honor the brave men and women of our military. On December 9, area residents were asked to donate items for care packages to be sent to troops overseas during the first-ever Operation Gratitude Day, presented by AT&T, Lincoln Financial Group and Lockheed Martin. With service personnel and volunteers on location at 11 different collection stations, a tremendous turnout delivered more than 1,400 pounds of items,... Read more →

Shop Carefully for Gym & Health Club Memberships

Attorney General Kelly urges consumers to HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly today urged consumers to shop carefully for gym and health club memberships and to fully understand their rights regarding membership contracts. "The start of a new year often inspires consumers to shop for health clubs as they explore ways to improve their general fitness," Kelly said. "Joining a gym can be a positive experience, but it is important for consumers to fully understand their rights and carefully evaluate contracts before they make an expensive long-term commitment." Kelly explained that consumers have specific rights and protections under the Pennsylvania... Read more →

City of Gloucester City Re-Organization Meeting | Gloucester City News

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Mayor William James and City Council members expressed their appreciation to the City employees, department heads and volunteers, who all worked together for the good of the city, during last week’s Reorganization meeting. The meeting was opened with an invocation by Deacon Frank Crosson of St. Mary’s Church. “We appreciate the honor to open this meeting,” he said after stating that Monsignor Curran was in Ireland. Crosson asked for blessings on the Council during the coming year, which he thought might be a very stressful year due mostly due to the present economy. The... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim's Brandon Libby on TV Game Show | Gloucester City News

By Leigh Anne Hubbs NEWS Correspondent During last week’s Mount Ephraim Commissioners meeting, Andrew Gilmore announced that resident Brandon Libby will be on the game show “Jeopardy” on Thursday, January 12. Commissioner Gilmore said this is the first time someone from Mount Ephraim will be on the show, and it will be exciting to see the outcome. In other news, Mayor Joseph Wolk thanked the Fire Department and Celebration Committee, along with everyone else who participated in the Christmas Parade last month. The Police Department reported 26 adult arrests in December. Some of the offenses include five for burglary, four... Read more →

CHUCKLES: Helloooo ? IT'S ONLY 25 CENTS!!!

- submitted by Bob Dacierno/Bill Gross A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked it. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents." Dumbfounded, her boyfriend asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was... 'Get the quarterback! Get... Read more →