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February 2012

Stevens Baseball Plans to Get Back on Winning Track in 2012

HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 21, 2012) – Spring time has officially set in on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, as the baseball program has been gearing up for its 2012 season-opening contests this week at nationally-ranked No. 3 Kean University on February 22, and against Yeshiva University in the home opener in Hoboken on the 26th. The Ducks are coming off a 14-23 campaign in 2011. Stevens will be led in 2012 by first year head coach Kristaps Aldins. Aldins stepped foot on campus in mid-August after spending the past two years as an assistant at Harvard University. Prior... Read more →

BREAKING NEWS: Man Struck by Train in Brooklawn NJ |

UPDATE FEBRUARY 23, 2012 The victim’s name is John Corson Jr., 29, of Deptford. According to police, Corson was laying on the tracks. Brooklawn Police Captain Steven Saymon, who crawled under the train to comfort the man said ‘I could speculate that he may not have been in 100 percent condition. “He may have just taken a snooze”. Corson, who lost both legs in the accident, underwent emergency surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. see Courier Post article photo (s) by CNBNEWS.NET BROOKLAWN, N.J. - Authorities are investigating a train accident that occurred around 11 AM today, Wednesday... Read more →

Two Alarm Residential Apartment Fire Displaces 4 Families

press release February 22, 2012 On 2/21/2012, the Gloucester Township Police Dispatch Center received several 911 calls reporting a small fire on a second floor porch of an apartment building in the 600 section. The first arriving police officers reported heavy fire coming from the rear porch of a second floor apartment. The police officers then began to immediately evacuate the other 11 apartments located in the building. Firefighters from the Chews Landing, Blackwood, Lambs Terrace, Pine Hill, Runnemede, and Lindenwold fire companies responded. Interior fire fighting and roof ventilation operations quickly brought the fire under control. Four of the... Read more →

New Study Looks at Medication Use of Kids with ASD, ADHD

Released: 2/20/2012 2:10 PM EST Source: Washington University in St. Louis Newswise — Many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can benefit from medication for related disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “Unfortunately, there is very poor understanding of overall medication use for kids with autism,” says Paul T. Shattuck, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. As a step toward improving the situation, Shattuck and colleagues studied psychotropic medication use compared across individuals with an ASD, ADHD and both an ASD with ADHD. They found that children and young adults with both... Read more →

Robber Andrews Earmarks and Pet Projects |

Robber Andrews Make $174,000 a year The average income of a person Living in Camden $23,000 Robber Andrews earmarks only helps those who help him. From the looks of things Robber Andrews has been pushing money to organizations of his personal interest. For 22 year Robber Andrews has been in Congress, Camden City has become worse off. Yes the university area has grown, but is Camden safer today than it was 10 years ago? Are the People of New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District better off? In 2010 alone Robber Andrews asked for nearly $50 million in earmarks. In that time,... Read more →

Weight Stigma, Regardless of Actual Weight, Can Make You Sick

by Ken Branson Media Relations Rutgers University Doctors and nutritionists generally agree that obesity increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, certain kinds of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and is associated with shortened life spans. But research by Janet Tomiyama, assistant professor of psychology in Rutgers’ School of Arts and Sciences, suggests that the social stigma attached to being overweight also can make people sick. Tomiyama and her co-authors will present their findings at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Athens next month. “It’s not just that weight stigma makes you feel bad, which is bad... Read more →

Diocese of Camden - Sacred Heart High School to remain open

Bishop Joseph Galante has approved a plan that would keep Sacred Heart High School, Vineland, open under a revised financial and administrative structure. Freshman registration will begin Saturday, Feb. 25, with representatives available at the high school from 9 a.m. until noon. The plan to keep the school open addresses Sacred Heart’s financial and enrollment concerns. A new school board will be established. The Save Sacred Heart High School Committee, a group of concerned alumni, will raise $300,000 by May 1 to address the school’s current deficit, with another $300,000 deposited by Dec. 1 for next school year. A new... Read more →


Catholics throughout the Philadelphia region mark the beginning of Lent Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant at Mass and distribute blessed ashes at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Catholics in 266 parishes across the Archdiocese will attend Mass and receive ashes on their foreheads which are marked in the sign of a cross to remind them of their mortality as Lent 2012 begins with Ash Wednesday. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Ash Wednesday signifies... Read more →

Saint Joe's Baseball Looking Forward to Playing Ball on New Field

Feb. 14, 2012 MERION STATION, Pa. - After its last home game of the 1958 season, the Saint Joseph's baseball team walked off of Finnesey Field for the final time. Head coach and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Jack Ramsay was in his third and final season leading the team, which ended the season on a six-game losing streak. Finnesey Field would undergo some work during the following season, sending the Hawk nine out on the road for all of its contests. Thus began a 53-year trek across the Greater Philadelphia area to fields in Philadelphia, on the Main Line,... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for Feb. 25 issue

New Middle School Will Benefit Gloucester City Students Gloucester City Planning Board Denies Zoning For Bridge Billboards U.S. Marine John McConnell Enjoys Surprise Welcome Home Party Gloucester City School Board Approves Transfer Of Property To City Chesterfield Tragedy Remembered During Bellmawr Board Meeting Gloucester City Councils Hearing On D’Place Delayed Related articles GLOUCESTER CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL Young People Ask Gloucester City Council For Skatepark | GCN ( Gloucester City Councilman Saying Goodbye to Politics | ( Video: Sterling High Basketball Miracle | sterlingtv19 ( Gloucester School Board Begins Search For New Superintendent ( CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Ouch! and... Read more →

NRA-ILA | On the Second Amendment, Obama Budget Tells All

Barack Obama’s careful effort to hide his anti-Second Amendment agenda is starting to come undone. The latest evidence is found in the budget he sent to Congress last week. As we reported last fall, NRA was very successful in having a number of provisions included in the annual spending bills that are important protections for our rights. Obama grudgingly signed the Fiscal Year 2012 spending bills that contained those “riders,” although in his signing statement, he announced his intent to defy some. Now, in Obama’s FY 2013 budget, he proposes eliminating many of them outright. One of the most egregious... Read more →


Union County – February 16… Today, during a visit to a Springfield diner in Union County, Governor Chris Christie announced his endorsement of Joe Kyrillos for the United States Senate. Governor Christie said, "We have been able to begin to turn things around in New Jersey because of reformers and leaders like Joe Kyrillos. The New Jersey comeback has begun but to really turn things around we need to make a change in Washington. We need to send reformers like Joe to make tough decisions and fix our national problems. When New Jersey sends Joe Kyrillos to the U.S. Senate,... Read more →


by tashaj4 Philadelphia, PA February 14, 2012: District Attorney Seth Williams is joining with District Attorneys from across the Commonwealth to help make a difference in young people’s lives. Mentor relationships have long played a vital role in changing perspectives and building strong communities. To create and strengthen more of those relationships, District Attorneys throughout Pennsylvania announced today they will help recruit 100 new Big Brothers and Big Sisters for at-risk youth on waiting lists across the state. 100 Years 100 Mentors is a special partnership between the PDAA and Pennsylvania Big Brothers Big Sisters as part of the observances... Read more →

Tips and Snippets: D'Place Hearing Continued, Is The News Media Afraid?

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: BY BILL CLEARY CNBNEWS.NET D'PLACE HEARING CONTINUED-The 34-charges brought against the owners of D’Place Bar and Restaurant by the City of Gloucester City were supposed to be heard by Mayor and Council on Thursday, February 16 in council chambers. However the proceedings have been continued until March. Jamie Kaigh, the attorney representing the South Jersey Tavern Associates, LLC, argued that the 30-plus charges presented against his clients should be presented by a municipal prosecutor, not the city’s police chief as was offered by Gloucester City Solicitor John Kearney Thursday night. On Friday, CNBNews asked Kearney to... Read more →


press release Ewing, NJ – The College of New Jersey picked up five-of-six first-place votes as the Lions were selected as the preseason favorite in the New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse poll voted on by the coaches. The other first-place vote went to Rowan University, who was tabbed to finish in second place. TCNJ is the defending conference champion as they went a perfect 5-0 in NJAC play last spring. Since the conference began sponsoring women’s lacrosse in 2009, the Lions have won two of the three NJAC titles. The Lions were previously ranked second in both the Intercollegiate... Read more →

Cardinal Urges Senate Support Of ‘Respect For Rights Of Conscience Act’

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate urgently needs to support legislation that would apply longstanding federal law on conscience protection to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), said the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In a February 15 letter to all Senators, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston explained how the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” (S. 1467) is especially needed since a new mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will force almost all health insurance plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives, including drugs that can cause... Read more →

Andrews Favors Extending Tax Cut

Washington, D.C.—On Friday, Congressman Andrews voted to extend a tax cut for 160 million hard-working, middle-class Americans and their families. Despite strong Republican opposition, Andrews, who also voted for the initial payroll tax cut in 2010, has fought tirelessly to preserve that tax cut extension for all Americans. Before the payroll tax cut took effect in 2011, Americans paid 6.2 percent of their paychecks in social security taxes. The payroll tax cut passed by Congress and President Obama lowered that rate to 4.2 percent in 2010, resulting in Americans getting 2% more in their take-home pay up to their first... Read more →


Hawks Head to Raleigh to Take on North Carolina State on Sunday CARY, N.C. – Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie) posted the four runs batted in of his career on Saturday as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team split a pair of games at the USA Baseball Complex. In the opener, the Hawks fell to Monmouth, 7-1, before routing Canisius, 10-2, in the second game. In the first game of the day, Monmouth scored three runs in the first and three more in the third on the way to a 7-1 victory. Monmouth (2-0) started the scoring early, posting a three-spot... Read more →

NCAA Baseball: La Salle Splits Doubleheader on Opening Day, Sunday's Finale Rained Out

DAVIDSON, N.C. - On opening day of the 2012 campaign, La Salle split a doubleheader with a 3-1 victory over Bucknell before falling to host Davidson, 4-3, in the night cap on day two of the Davidson Tournament. Eric Van Wyk (1-0) earned the victory on the hill in game one of the twinbill and hurled six innings of three-hit, one-run ball with seven strikeouts. After allowing a lead off walk to the first batter of the game, the senior allowed just three hits the remainder of his outing and let multiple runners reach base safely just once. Redshirt senior... Read more →

Obituary: Lois "Peaches" Krips of National Park, formerly of Gloucester City

On February 7, 2012, (nee Somers), of National Park, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 55 yrs. She is the beloved life partner for over 17 years of William Theel, loving mother of Ellen Marie Krips, cherished grandmother of Zachary, Jose and Phallon, dear sister of William, Marge, Jackie, Marylou and the late Joan and Betty and is also survived by many loving nieces & nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to gather Monday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. A Catholic Prayer Service will be held 12:00 Noon... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Junior High’s First Year Successful | GCN

By Gus Ostrum Special to the NEWS In Spring 2011, Gloucester Catholic administrators acted quickly to develop a high-quality educational facility for local middle school students looking for a new home. Mission accomplished! Yes, Gloucester Catholic’s Junior High School has fast become a staple in the local community. Under the guidance of Principal John Colman and Lead Teacher Mary Kelly, the first-year Junior High offers students a broad educational experience that includes a demanding curriculum complemented by a full offering of Activities and Athletics. Add into the mix a dedicated faculty and administration, and the opening of GC Junior High... Read more →

Obituary: Charles F. Mills Jr., of Bellmawr, age 65

On February 7, 2012, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Age 65. Of Bellmawr. Loving husband of 33 years to Diane J. (nee Evridge). Loving father of Charles J. Mills. Predeceased by his loving parents, Charles F. Mills, Sr. and Jennie Mills (nee Osinski) and his sisters, Pearl, Betty and Frances. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Charles proudly served our Country in the U.S. Army. He worked over 20 years for C.L. Presser in Philadelphia. Charles was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday morning from 10 AM... Read more →

OBITUARY: Geraldine H. Chismar, age 81, of Cape May Court House, formerly of Gloucester City

In the loving care of her family, (nee Sweeney) On February 18, 2012. Age 81. Of Cape May Court House. Formerly of Gloucester City. Devoted and loving wife of 52 years to the late Michael T. Chismar, Sr. Loving mother of Marcie Dempsey (Kevin), Lori Bird (Wayne) and Michael Chismar, Jr. (Diana). Cherished grandmother of Kelly Sauer (Todd), Kevin Dempsey Jr. (Jennifer), Michelle Hutchinson-Zeigler, Jennifer Clark (Matthew), Wayne Bird Jr., Cody Downer, Kaitlyn Chismar, Jessica Chismar and Ashley Chismar. Cherished great-grandmother of Paige, Jared, Kaitlyn, Morgan, Emma and Rylee. Dear Sister of Ronald Sweeney, Bruce Sweeny, Brad Sweeny, Mark Sweeney... Read more →


February 16, 2012 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed dissatisfaction today with the composition of the panel which was selected to testify on the religious liberty issues involved in the Obama healthcare mandate. He complained that Catholic groups like Catholics United were not asked to speak. Similarly, the White House Blog lists Catholics United as a Catholic group that supports the mandate. But Catholics United is nothing but a George Soros-funded anti-Catholic front group. As we have previously reported, Soros’ Open Society Institute has... Read more →

Six More Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate | USCCB Blog

BY SR. MARY ANN WALSH MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 1. The rule that created the uproar has not changed at all, but was finalized as is. Friday evening, after a day of touting meaningful changes in the mandate, HHS issued a regulation finalizing the rule first issued in August 2011, “without change.” So religious employers dedicated to serving people of other faiths are still not exempt as “religious employers.” Indeed, the rule describes them as “non-exempt.” 2. The rule leaves open the possibility that even exempt “religious employers” will be forced to cover sterilization. Inits August 2011 comments, USCCB warned... Read more →

SJC Delivers 1300 Anti Pay to Play Signatures to GT Council, Council is Unimpressed

On Monday February 13, 2012 South Jersey Citizens delivered petitions containing almost 1300 signatures of Gloucester Township voters seeking an end to the practice of giving municipal contracts to appointments to those who contribute money to the Mayor and Council. The Council was less than impressed, Council President Glen Bianchini stated after the meeting when questioned about the petitions and the people availing themselves of their rights and civic duty "I haven't even thought about it…” This is a disturbing comment from the leader of the council in New Jersey’s 18th largest town. Since May of 2011 SJC has been... Read more →

CPBL Coach Responds to Comments Made by Player's Parent |

Bruce Darrow, a volunteer basketball coach for the Carmen Palmiero Basketball League, Gloucester City, was criticized recently by one of the parents of a child that plays on Coach Darrow's team. In the following statement, Darrow explains his position on this controversy. John, thank you for signing your name to the letter. You would never have written this letter if your son had played the 3 quarters as he had done in the previous games. You immediately came to me after the game and stated how unhappy you were that your son sat so much in our 40 point loss... Read more →


Ewing, NJ – The road to the 2012 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship will not be an easy one for The College of New Jersey’s women’s basketball team, but the Lions will have a few advantages when the tournament gets underway on Saturday. The team will have home-court advantage for tournament opener as they host Rutgers-Newark at 1 p.m. in Packer Hall. TCNJ (17-8) is the second seed from the South Division after going through conference play with a 9-4 record. The Lions have played well in Packer hall this season going 8-3 on their home floor. The Scarlet Raiders... Read more →


Fridays with Erick Erickson Last week The New York Times reported that the federal social safety net is now used to keep the middle class in the middle class much more so than it is used to lift the poor out of poverty. This is causing a lot of resentment among the middle class that still believes its members can work hard and elevate themselves into the upper levels of society. But they really cannot any more. Were a person to start taking the risks necessary to elevate them and their family out of the middle class, they would have... Read more →

Mayor Nutter Releases Lazard Study Recommending Strategic Sale of PGW

Philadelphia, February 13, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter released a detailed analysis recommending that the City of Philadelphia “pursue a process to transfer ownership and operation of PGW to a private entity via a strategic sale,” according to a 48-page study by Lazard, a financial advisor hired by the City of Philadelphia. “The time is right to consider a sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works. The Lazard study indicates that a strategic sale of PGW likely would result in a net profit for the City, while meeting a set of conditions the City would place on a would-be buyer... Read more →

CNBNEWS weekly stats report Feb. 6 thru Feb. 12

Weekly Stats Report: 6 Feb - 12 Feb 2012 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. data compiled... Read more →

Trouble Sleeping? It May Effect Your Memory Later On

Released: 2/8/2012 1:00 PM EST Embargo expired: 2/14/2012 4:00 PM EST Source: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Newswise — NEW ORLEANS – The amount and quality of sleep you get at night may affect your memory later in life, according to research that was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. “Disrupted sleep appears to be associated with the build-up of amyloid plaques, a hallmark marker of Alzheimer’s disease, in the brains of people without memory problems,” said study author Yo-El Ju, MD,... Read more →

Obama Housing Plans vs. Reality |

President Obama announces a plan to help homeowners with federally guaranteed mortgages refinance their homes during an October 2011 speech in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) reprinted with permission of by Cora Currier ProPublica, Feb. 14, 2012, 2:36 p.m The Obama administration recently unveiled a string of proposals to help struggling homeowners and get the housing market back on its feet — part of the administration’s “We Can’t Wait” election year to-do list. Of course, the White House has made big promises before about helping homeowners, only to see them disappoint time and again. Here are the... Read more →

Rocky Terrain: Obama's Electoral College Map Grows Steeper

In the 2011 numbers, the situation looks much more difficult for Obama. From 2010 to 2011, Gallup found, his average approval ratings dropped in every state except Connecticut, Maine and (oddly enough) Wyoming. As a result, to reach 270 Electoral College votes based on the 2011 numbers, he would need to win 20 states plus the District of Columbia where his approval rating stands at 44.5 percent or more. Since one of the states above that line is Georgia, which is also a stretch for Obama in practice, to reach 270 he would more likely need to carry Oregon and... Read more →

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports™

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12 (see trends). Thirty-four percent (34%) now believe the United States is generally heading in the right direction. That’s up 10 points from a month ago and 15 points from two months ago. In a potential Election 2012 matchup, the president posts a 47% to 43% lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. read via Read more →

Mount Ephraim Honors ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant, Resident Brandon Libby | GCN

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Resident Brandon M. Libby received a Proclamation from the Borough during last week’s Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners meeting in commemoration of his appearance last month on “Jeopardy.” Mayor Joseph Wolk made the presentation to Brandon, who is a 30-year resident of Mt. Ephraim and a product of the town’s school system. The mayor thanked Brandon for bringing Mt. Ephraim into the national spotlight. Brandon watched Jeopardy as a child, and always wanted to appear on the show and win lots of money. His winnings on the show totaled $31,600. During the business portion... Read more →

GHS Students Meet Food Director To Discuss Menu | GCN

By Kaitlyn Gurcik Gloucester City News On February 1 the Gloucester City High School (GHS) Student Council met with the director of Nutriserve, which provides food for the District. Since the beginning of the school year, students have been noticing major changes to their lunch and breakfast menus. Last June, students would enjoy a snack bar of curly fries, mozzarella sticks, and pizza on a regular basis. This year celery stalks, oatmeal based cookies, and hummus sit unwanted on the stand. Even the regular lunch lines have changed. Every bread product has been switched to whole wheat, and french fries... Read more →


February 13, 2012 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what happened last night at the Grammys: Nicki Minaj, fresh off looking like a fool with Madonna at the Super Bowl, showed up last night on the red carpet at the Grammys with a guy dressed like the pope. This was just a prelude of what was to come. Minaj’s performance began on stage with a mock confessional skit. This was followed by a taped video depicting a mock exorcism. With stained glass in the background, she appeared on stage again with choir boys and monks dancing. Image via Wikipedia... Read more →

Bankruptcy Filings Slide in Calendar Year 2011

U.S. COURTS PRESS RELEASE February 07, 2012 Related Items Table F-2 (filing by month) (pdf) (excel) Table F-2 (3-month period) (pdf) (excel) Table F-2 (12-month period) (pdf) (excel) Table F (12-month period) (pdf) (excel) Bankruptcy Filings per Capita (pdf) (excel) Business and Non-business Filings CY 2007-2011 Year Business Non-Business Total 2011 47,806 1,362,847 1,410,653 2010 56,282 1,536,799 1,593,081 2009 60,837 1,412,838 1,473,675 2008 43,533 1,074,108 1,117,641 2007 28,322 822,590 850,912 Total Bankruptcy Filing by Bankruptcy ChapterCalendar Years, Period Ending December 31, 2007-2011 Chapter Year 7 11 12 13 2011 992,332 11,529 637 406,084 2010 1,139,601 13,713 723 438,913 2009 1,050,832... Read more →

South Jersey Family of Physicians Support Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

press release February 14, 2012 Newswise — Four members of the South Jersey-based Schlitt family of physicians, who have dedicated their careers to caring for children in the region, have committed $300,000 to assist students and faculty at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). The gift by Dr. Ludwig Schlitt and his children¬–Drs. Michael, Stephanie and Mark, all of Advocare Haddon Pediatric Group in Haddon Heights¬–will be used to establish The Schlitt Family Student Lounge and The Schlitt Family Dean’s Executive Conference Room in CMSRU’s new medical school building in Camden. The building will open this summer when CMSRU... Read more →

Gloucester County Receives $166,100 Grant for Recycling Efforts

press release (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger announced that the county will receive $166,100 this year in County Recycling Enhancement Act Grant funding. This grant is used to fund events like the County’s Special Household Waste Collection Days. Freeholder Director Damminger said, “This funding allows the county to promote recycling education programs in our schools and communities and to hold programs that increase the amount of recyclables collected. When we keep recyclable waste out of the general waste stream we are making an investment our environment and we save tax dollars over the long term.”... Read more →

MAYOR Nutter Presents Tickets to Mayor VIPs

Philadelphia, February 10, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter presented 170 Philadelphia sophomores with two tickets each as part of the Mayor’s VIP Program, which provides tickets to sporting events to students to inspire their success in school. For this quarter, the Mayor’s VIPs program is awarding tickets to sophomores for public, private, charter and parochial schools who were identified as most improved by their school. “Education is central not only to the success of our city, but to the individual success of each and every student,” said Mayor Nutter. “The Mayor’s VIPs Program is one more reason for young... Read more →

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Ouch! and A Heated Billboard Debate

by Bill Cleary OUCH! THAT HAD TO HURT-An anonymous tip was received on Monday about a Gloucester City employee being bit by a dog that was owned by an office worker at the $20 million water treatment plant. The tip reads, Dear CNBNews, I would like to keep my name out of this, but I have a huge story in regards to our water treatment plant. On February 13, 2012 the water treatment office employee brought her dog to work and the dog bit an employee very badly. The dog ripped through the employees skin and you could see... Read more →

Energy Secretary Steven Chu 2011 Porker of the Year

Dear Concerned Taxpayer, The results are in! Energy Secretary Steven Chu is the “winner” of CAGW’s online poll for 2011 Porker of the Year. Drawing 43 percent of the vote, Sec. Chu finished first in a field of six nominees. The secretary earned this dubious award for his lax oversight of the Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program (LGP), which proved not-so-sunny when solar panel manufacturer Solyndra went belly-up, leaving the government on the line for a $535 million loan guarantee. Unfortunately for taxpayers, the Solyndra debacle was but the dawn of a series of LGP-recipient bankruptcies, including: Beacon Power,... Read more →


America’s most distinguished leaders get their hair cut at the Senate barbershop, but taxpayers are the ones really getting clipped. The barbershop ran almost $300,000 in the red last year but received an infusion from Senate coffers that is keeping it in business, the Senate sergeant at arms, Terrance Gainer, told The Daily. A federal bailout isn’t that unusual since the economic downturn, but some senators didn’t even know their salon was in hot water — and don’t think it should be, considering what they pay for a little off the ears. A shampoo, cut and blow dry is $27... Read more →

CNBNews Interview with Gloucester City Republican Party Chairman Wil Levins CNBNEWS-You have been busy trying to resurrect the Republican Party in Gloucester City. Though you are in the minority, what do you point to as a positive sign for your Municipal Party? WL - One thing we have tried to accomplish over the past two years is to show people that just because we are the minority Party doesn't mean we are an irrelevant Party. In 2011, Republicans won in Gloucester City polls for the first time in decades. Though we were not successful in our efforts last year, I was very encouraged by the optimistic indicators given by... Read more →

Grievance filed over partially or entirely removed stories | Jim

The Philadelphia Newspaper Guild has filed a grievance over stories about the Philadelphia Media Network sale that were partially or entirely removed from without the authors’ knowledge. The Guild contract states that in the event of any retraction: “The employee involved will be consulted prior to the retraction of any material involved.” The union tells members: We thank the company for meeting promptly to discuss the grievance and [vice president for external relations Mark] Block for agreeing to the Guild’s request that he publicly apologize for casting doubt on Gambacorta’s accurate reporting. His quotes to this effect from Block... Read more →

File under: "Curious and Revealing": Catholic World Report

But not under "Surprising or Unexpected" February 10, 2012 01:56 EST By Carl E. Olson The world's most famous opponent (and the word is used very loosely) of that so-called, non-existent institution, "gay marriage", recently spent time soliciting donations at the home of a "married" lesbian couple, as reported by President Obama, who has opposed same-sex marriage but is said to be “evolving” on the issue, this evening is attending a fundraiser at the home of a lesbian couple whose 2008 Chicago nuptials were described in a local paper as the “wedding of the season.” Obama will collect an... Read more →

OBITUARY: Donald C. Drass, of Woodbury, Decorated World War II Hero

Drass, Donald C., age 86 years, Decorated World War II Hero and Friend of Woodbury died on Feb. 13, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle. Legacy Don was a character who inspired all who entered his life. Born in Hollidaysburg, PA. After High School Graduation, Don joined the United States Army serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star Medals in recognition of his valor in service to his country. Don was "Mr. Fix It" to everyone who had problems with their lawn mowers, vacuums, or fans. A member... Read more →