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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY By Mark Soifer Producer Bob Rose has just released the names of two more shows for the City's summer concert series. The current line-up now includes The Bacon Brothers (July 9), Arlo Guthrie and Family (July 16) Get the Led Out, America's Led Zeppelin (July 23) the Charlie Thomas Drifters (July 30) Little Feat (August 20) and Mitch Ryder (August 27). Additional shows will be announced at a later date. All programs are on Monday starting 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com . All of these concerts are outstanding, but... Read more →

Pennsylvania Man and Construction Company Plead Guilty to Fraud

TRENTON - Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a Pennsylvania man and a construction company pleaded guilty today for their roles in an insurance fraud scheme that targeted homes purportedly damaged by hail. Dominik Sadowski, 35, of Sellersville, Pa., pleaded guilty to third-degree insurance fraud before Superior Court Judge Ronald Bookbinder in Burlington County. In addition, Precision Network Solutions, d.b.a. Precision Builders, of Voorhees, pleaded guilty to second-degree insurance fraud. The charges were contained in a state grand jury indictment returned on June 14, 2011. Judge Bookbinder scheduled sentencing for June 1. Under the plea agreement, the state will... Read more →

Patrick’s Place » Martin ‘Media Narrative’ Conspiracy Theory Ignores Key Question

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the graphic that’s floating around in the wake of the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. If you’ve looked at the four images, two at a time, side by side, and just read the questions without thinking about it — which is always the goal of conspiracy theorists — then you might even have been taken in by the accusation. If you’ve really taken time to study the images and think about what’s being asked, you’ve probably realized something very interesting about those raising the questions: they’re clearly just as biased as they accuse... Read more →

Archdiocese Statement on the Resignation of School Superintendent Mary E. Rochford

With great reluctance, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announces that it has accepted the resignation of Mary E. Rochford, Superintendent of Schools. Her decision was made in order to devote time to providing physical care for members of her family unable to do so on their own. Rochford said, "It has been my privilege to serve in the ministry of Catholic education for almost forty years. A long time ago, when I was very young, a wise woman religious told me, 'Remember, you are only a useless servant.' I have kept that in mind and worked as diligently as I could... Read more →

Final New Jersey Fugitive Safe Surrender

ATLANTIC CITY – Fugitives hiding from the law will soon have the opportunity to surrender safely at a neutral location in Atlantic City, take responsibility for their crimes and receive favorable consideration from the court. The initiative, called Fugitive Safe Surrender–New Jersey Southern Region will operate on Saturday, April 21, 2012 and Monday, April 23, 2012 through Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Grace Assembly of God Church, 201 Atlantic Avenue, in Atlantic City. Individuals will be able to turn themselves in at the church from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Their cases will be adjudicated at temporary courtrooms... Read more →

Obituary: James P. "Bones" Boden Jr. of Gloucester City

James P. "Bones" Boden, Jr. Gloucester City On March 14, 2012, of Gloucester City, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. Memorial Services will be held 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested Memorial Donations in Bone's name be made to the Townsend C. Young VFW Post 3620, 27 Burlington, St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. www.etheringtonfh.com Read more →

Mayor Nutter and City Partners Continue “Freedom Rings” Partnership

Philadelphia, March 26, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the City’s partners launched a mobile KEYSPOT powered by the “Freedom Rings Partnership” site at the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC). This mobile KEYSPOT is a tech van providing computer, internet access and training to partnering organizations that do not otherwise have access to these important tools. The opening of this KEYSPOT is one of 77 public computer centers slated for the City and providing digital literacy and workforce training opportunities. Currently, 70 of the sites are open, serving an average of nearly 3,000 clients per week. The “Freedom Rings... Read more →

Endangered Missing Person From the 25th Police District

Police Need Assistance in Finding Franchesca Alvarado March 28, 2012 NAME Franchesca Alvarado On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Franchesca Alvarado was last seen by her sister at her residences on the 4200 block of Darien Street. Franchesca Alvarado had left stating that she was going to Atlantic City with a friend and has not been seen since. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Franchesca Alvarado please contact East Detective Division at 215-686-3243 or call 911. AGE 22 HEIGHT 5’7” WEIGHT 110 lbs EYES Brown HAIR Black curly hair Read more →

Elizabethtown College-Community Orchestra honored with performance spot at April PMEA conference

State gathering at Lancaster County Convention Center ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/24/2012)(readMedia)-- The Elizabethtown College-Community Orchestra (ECCO) has been asked to perform this spring at thePennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) state conference, scheduled for April 19 through 21, at the Lancaster County (Pa.) Convention Center in downtown Lancaster. "It's a great honor," Rob Spence, director of the ECCO, said of the opportunity to perform at the conference's invitation-only concert. ECCO, one of more than 100 groups that auditioned, landed its spot among nearly 15 performers at the Lancaster conference, after sending a 20-minute audition CD last summer. The audition showcased three selections... Read more →

Obituary: Joan D. Dunn, of Gloucester City, St. Mary's Grammar School and GCHS Alumni

Of Gloucester City, On March 26, 2012, surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter. Beloved mother of Lavinia and Jane, grandmother to Heather (Greg), Alison (Adam), GGMom to Dawson, Evan and Jillian. Wife to Ray. Sister to Rosemarie and Ann, many nieces and nephews, cousin to Tomlinson’s, Friend to Marion, and friend to many at Gorman Manor. Joan loved the beach, the garden and is a longtime fan of the Phillies. Joan loved the children and being active. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s and Gloucester Catholic and played on the basketball team. She worked at Traveler’s and Aetna and... Read more →

Obituary: John Kenney, age 68, of Williamstown, GCHS Alumni Class of 60

John J. Kenney, 68, of Williamstown on March 27, 2012. Legacy John was born in Philadelphia and raised in National Park. He was a member of the Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1960. After high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard the USS Rowan. John was an avid reader with varying tastes. He enjoyed the stories of the saints and even a few Danielle Steel novels. Family John is survived by his siblings, Robert Kenney and his wife, Judith, Joseph Kenney and his wife, Betsy, Virginia Lauer and her husband, Charles, David Kenney, Brian Kenney... Read more →

Regular Chocolate Eaters Are Thinner

Released: 3/20/2012 4:00 PM EDT Embargo expired: 3/26/2012 4:00 PM EDT Source: University of California, San Diego Health Sciences Newswise — Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” New evidence suggests she may have been right. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues present new findings that may overturn the major objection to regular chocolate consumption: that it makes people fat. The study, showing that adults who eat chocolate on a regular basis... Read more →


Agreement among New Jersey, the Port Authority and Covanta Energy calls for enhanced emissions controls at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility (12/P33) TRENTON * Governor Chris Christie today announced that the Newark community can soon breathe cleaner air as a result of a tentative multi-party agreement that when completed would yield a major commitment by Covanta Energy to install a state-of-the-art particulate emissions control system, called a baghouse, at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility located in Newark. "My Administration has worked closely with the Port Authority and Covanta to reach an agreement that ensures Newark residents are able... Read more →

Div. of Fish and Wildlife Needs Volunteers

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife needs volunteers to teach children about fishing at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center. Experience is helpful but not required to become a fishing education instructor. However, enthusiasm, energy and the desire to teach children proper fishing techniques and ethics are a must! Classes run Monday through Friday from April through October and instructors can volunteer at times which suit their schedules. Interested applicants must be a Wildlife Conservation Corps (WCC) volunteer. Download a WCC application from the divison's website at:http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wcchome.htm . A training session for interested applicants will be... Read more →

Dem Rep. Rush kicked off House floor for ‘hoodie’ in Trayvon Martin protest - The Hill

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on Wednesday morning was asked to leave the House floor after removing his suit jacket to reveal a “hoodie,” then putting the hood on his head to protest the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. “Racial profiling has to stop,” Rush said. “Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.” Rush also put on sunglasses. The Illinois Democrat quoted the Bible while presiding officer Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) repeatedly interrupted him, then asked the sergeant at arms to enforce the House prohibition on hats in the chamber. “The chair must remind members that clause... Read more →

Isa Guzman of Stevens Earns Shooting Touch Sabbatical

BOSTON, Mass. (March 27, 2012) – Senior Isaura Guzman (Union City, N.J.) of the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s basketball team has been named one of two worldwide recipients of a $25,000 grant from the 2012 Shooting Touch Basketball Program. This ‘Basketball Peace Corps’ “grants graduating college seniors the opportunity to travel the world and partake in a 10-month international work program using the platform of basketball to help foster education and influence positive social change in third world communities.” Guzman is a four-year letterwinner for the Sevens women’s basketball program and was a team captain in her senior season.... Read more →

Measure to Help Schools Implement Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. to help school districts fully comply with the landmark Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights measure has been signed into law. "This bipartisan solution will help school districts implement the new law, without changing the context of the law, which means that our goal of protecting the countless students who are at the mercy of bullies day in and day out remains intact," said Vainieri Huttle. "We acknowledged from day one that this law was comprehensive in nature, which is what made it one of the toughest anti-bullying... Read more →


(12/P32) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection today formally dedicated the Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area, made possible by a Green Acres Program purchase of the former Ponderlodge Golf Course in Lower Township on the ecologically important tip of the Cape May peninsula. "The DEP has worked very closely with the local community every step of the way in the acquisition and restoration of this site, which provides critical habitat to a wide variety of plant, animal and bird species in one of the state's most ecologically critical regions," Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Chanda said... Read more →

Gloucester City School District Remembers Nicole Ann Christison, Teacher and Friend | GCN

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) remembered Nicole Ann Christison with a moment of silence during its meeting March 13. Nicole was a preschool teacher at Cold Springs School who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 25. Cold Springs School Principal Ken Wagstaff said that Nicole’s mother, Elise, appreciated the kindness the district has shown to her. She also said that her daughter loved coming to work everyday. Dee Driscoll, who is a literacy coach at Cold Springs, spoke of Nicole by saying she put her best foot forward... Read more →

Christie Praises Gloucester City Library for its Invaluable Contributions to the Community

Dear Mrs. Elizabeth Egan, In honor of Library Lovers Month, I am pleased to recognize the Gloucester City Library for its invaluable contributions to the community. Libraries play key roles in town all throughout our state. With the advent of the Internet, libraries have also become valuable sources of information on job and career sources that can assist with positive life changes. But whether you are borrowing the latest bestseller, looking up your genealogy, attending a children’s program or a book discussion – your local library can satisfy a wealth of needs for individuals and families alike. The difference that... Read more →

FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Assistance in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

March 27, 2012 On March 23, 2012 at 12:00pm, an unknown male entered the Beneficial Bank located at 1600 Chestnut Street and presented a threatening demand note to the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled in the direction of 16th and Market Street. Suspect Description: White male 30 years-of-age, approximately 6’0”, medium build, light colored beard and mustache wearing a baseball hat, light blue "T" shirt and a dark colored vest. Beneficial Bank robbery wanted flyer If you see this male do not approach him, contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial... Read more →


Middletown – March 27… Today, New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos issued the following statement on the second day of Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of ObamaCare: “I would like to thank everyone from New Jersey who made this very important trip, including my colleagues in the state legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives and all the concerned citizens who took the time to take part in this vital mission. I wish I could have joined you, but know that I am right there with you in our mission to repeal ObamaCare. “Just last week, the CBO released two... Read more →

Completed Revel Atlantic City Resort Marks A Turning Point

March 27, 2012 Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie, joined by Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis and hundreds of casino workers employed at the new project, today toured the now-completed $2.4 billion Revel Atlantic City that has created 5,500 permanent jobs, part of over 10,000 temporary and permanent jobs associated with its construction and operation. The newest casino and resort to join the Atlantic City skyline, Revel will have an eight-week preview opening beginning on April 2, ahead of its official May 25 premier kick-off. “The completion of Revel and its opening is a turning point for Atlantic City and a... Read more →

Cold Springs Honors the Memory of Preschool Teacher Nicole Ann Christison | GCN

photo by Anne Forline Gloucester City NJ- Pictured in front of one of the Giving Trees at Cold Springs School are from left: Marissa Rusk, Janice Pregartner, Olivia Carpenter and Lilly Birney. By Anne Forline Gloucester City News The faculty and staff of Cold Springs School have assembled two “Giving Trees” to remember and honor the memory of preschool teacher, Nicole Ann Christison, who passed away from ovarian cancer last month. Dee Driscoll, a literacy coach at the Gloucester City school, explained the purpose of the Giving Trees. “We call them our ‘Giving Trees’ after the book of the same... Read more →

Philadelphia: 75 Recovered Stolen Bicycles on Display Wednesday

Recovered Bicycles will be on Display Wednesday March 28, 2012 between 11am and 7pm at Macalester Street and Whitaker Avenue March 26, 2012 On Friday, March 23, 2012, at approximately 2:00 PM, Homicide Detectives went to a residence on the 2200 block of West Lehigh Avenue and arrested a suspect. While on the premises they observed evidence of illegal dog fighting. The PASPCA was contacted and a search warrant for the premises was obtained. Rescued from the location were 11 dogs, some scarred from fighting, along with equipment used to breed and train dogs for fighting. During the course of... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Tempest in a Teapot

Volume XVII No. 12: March 23, 2012 Every year there is a kabuki dance on Capitol Hill that churns out partisan claims and counter-claims that one party or the other is courting annihilation of our way of life. The simple, normal-sounding name for it is the budget process. Here's how it goes in 700 words or less: It starts with the President submitting in early February a request for the next year's government budget. This statutory requirement kicks off the annual howling of the partisans. A voluminous and tricky document to decipher, the budget is a more than foot-tall pile... Read more →

Sunoco Discusses Train Schedule With Westville | GCN

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Representative Kevin Thompson of Sunoco Logistics answered questions during last week’s Westville Council meeting, relating to the movement of trains going to the Eagle Point location on Route 130. “What is the long range plan for the train deliveries?” asked Councilman Charles Murtaugh, who was concerned about the long length of time that traffic on two highways in town are backed up and the eventuality of potential issues. Murtaugh said vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the Olive Street railroad crossing was tied up for at least 20 minutes. Trains also stopped traffic on Routes... Read more →


Towson, Md. Native Joins GBC Staff After Six Years at Towson University WILMINGTON, Del. – Eric Rhew has been named as the Sports Information and Communications Specialist at Goldey-Beacom College, it has been announced by Director of Athletics Chuck Hammond. Rhew joined the Goldey-Beacom College Athletics staff after nearly six years as the Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations at Towson University. “We are thrilled with the addition of Eric to our staff,” Hammond said. “Eric has so many great concepts on how to spread the message of our student-athletes and coaches to our target audiences in the community and... Read more →

Under Obamacare, Select Group Can Get Health Care, Not Pay for It, Not Buy Insurance, Not Pay Penalty | CNSNews.com

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama has justified the mandate in his health-care law that requires individuals to buy health insurance by arguing that it will eliminate free riders—that is, people who get health care (often from emergency rooms) but, lacking insurance, never pay anything back into the health-care system. "So that's why the individual mandate's important," Obama explained in a speech on Aug. 15, 2011. "Because the basic theory is, look, everybody here at some point or another is going to need medical care, and you can't be a free-rider on everybody else," said Obama. "You can't not have health... Read more →

John William Francis Fanelli of Audubon, WW II Marine Veteran, Retired Letter Carrier

John William Francis Fanelli AGE: 86 • Audubon John W. Fanelli, 86, of Audubon, NJ passed away surrounded by family on March 25, 2012. He was born October 25, 1925 in Camden, NJ the son of the late Rocco and Catherine Fanelli. Beloved husband of 50 years to the late Gloria (Cipriani). Devoted father of Mark Fanelli of Deptford, NJ and Nancy (Joseph) Trucksess of Haddon Heights, NJ. Loving grandfather to Andrea (David) DiMenna of Evesham, NJ, Terri (Joshua) Antunes of Marlton, NJ, Luke Trucksess and Zachary Trucksess of Haddon Heights, NJ. Proud great-grandfather to Nina and Ryan. Dear brother... Read more →

Obituary: ALFRED J. WYATT, of Newburgh NY, formerly of Audubon NJ

Alfred J. Wyatt, 86, of Newburgh, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Philadelphia Protestant Home in Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduating in 1943 from Northeast High School in Philadelphia, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, where he served as an aerial photographer with the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in the South Pacific, stationed on Guam. He served as a crew member on a reconnaissance B29 named "Wild Westy's Wabbits" (F-13A-BN 42-94114 3rd PRS) After the war, he graduated in 1948 from the School of Modern Photography in New York, NY. He worked at Charles P.... Read more →

The First Debate

Kyrillos press release Senator Bob Menendez will be holding a “Twitter Town Hall” on this Wednesday, March 28th at 3:30pm to discuss the state of oil and gas prices. New Jersey’s Absentee Senator is taking to twitter because he is unwilling to defend his record face-to-face with the people he represents. Menendez has consistently opposed increased domestic production of oil and gas. He’s opposed the construction and building of new refineries. He opposed passage of a comprehensive national energy plan that would lead us to energy independence. And recently, Sen. Menendez voted down the building of the Keystone Pipeline Project... Read more →

Moorestown Township Police Department Incident Reports

Date: March 23 2012 1. 5:09 PM – Burglary – A resident in the unit block of East Spruce Avenue reported a burglary sometime between Tuesday, March 20, and 5 p.m. Friday, March 23. The burglar entered the residence through a rear window and stole jewelry and change. Date: March 25, 2012 1. 12:08 PM –Criminal Mischief – A resident from the 500 block of N. Stanwick Rd reported his house was egged sometime overnight on 3/24/2012. Read more →

Black and white, &c. - Jay Nordlinger - National Review Online

Every once in a while, something will happen that makes me think, “Oh, yeah — that’s why I became a conservative in the first place.” Does that ever happen to you? (Or maybe you were born one.) How sad — how wrong — to live in a black-and-white world. Of the shooting victim in Florida, Trayvon Martin, President Obama said, “You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Yeah, so? What if he wouldn’t look like Trayvon? What difference does that make? What if the victim had been of Chinese ancestry, or a freckly red-headed Irish-American kid,... Read more →

In Wild Winter, Citizen Scientists See Where and Why Birds Traveled

Released: 3/22/2012 12:15 PM EDT Source: Cornell University Newswise — When bird watchers joined this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count, they recorded the most unusual winter for birds in the count’s 15-year history. With 17.4 million bird observations on 104,000 checklists, this was the most detailed four-day snapshot ever recorded for birdlife in the U.S. and Canada. Participants reported 623 species, during Feb. 17–20, including an influx of Snowy Owls from the arctic, early-migrating Sandhill Cranes, and Belted Kingfishers in northern areas that might normally be frozen over. “The maps on the GBBC website this year are absolutely stunning,” said... Read more →


(12/P30) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection, NJ TRANSIT, Washington Township and the Gloucester County Health Department are advising the public that fishing and all other water-related activities on Grenloch Lake are suspended until further notice while monitoring and cleanup activities related to a Jan. 12 fuel spill from a nearby NJ TRANSIT bus garage continue. Grenloch Lake Park will remain open for all other recreational activities. "While there has been significant progress in the cleanup of Grenloch Lake, out of an abundance of caution the DEP will not stock the lake with trout for the upcoming trout season... Read more →

Mullen Manor Wins National “Community of Quality” Award

Marie Head, far right, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Multifamily Housing for HUD, presents the Community of Quality Award to Mary Anne Varesio, PRD Management’s Site Manager for Mullen Manor. Looking on are Kris Cook, President of NAHMA and Jim McGrath, PRD Management President. GLOUCESTER TWP, NJ – The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) has recognized Mullen Manor in Gloucester Township, NJ as a winner of its 19th annual Communities of Quality Awards. The community was recognized for “Exemplary Development for Residents with Special Needs”. A project of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Mullen Manor offers 24 federally assisted apartment... Read more →

Welsbach Waste Material Was Dumped In Wetlands | GCN

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News (Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles on the EPA’s continuing Superfund Clean-Up in Gloucester City.) Waste products generated from the Welsbach factory, located just south of the area that now includes the Walt Whitman Bridge in Gloucester City, were deposited into the wetland areas during the company’s active operation from 1890 to the 1940s. Drums containing the thorium and other by-products were found years later at the factory site when the cleanup began. In the year 1917, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Welsbach factory was situated on... Read more →


by Bill Cleary The New Black Panther Party has sent out a press release offering a $10,000 reward for the capture and citizens arrest of George Zimmerman who shot Trayvon Martin last month in Sanford, Florida. The 17-year-old boy, dressed in a "hoodie" hooded sweatshirt, was shot dead by a 28-year-old white Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer who said he was acting in self-defense. Many black leaders are calling for the arrest of Zimmerman, but Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law allows people to use deadly force in self-defense. Similar laws are in effect in at least 24 states including Florida, according... Read more →

Former NBA Player and CEO of The George Group Indicted in Ponzi Scheme

NEWARK—C. Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, was indicted today by a Newark grand jury for allegedly orchestrating a $2 million investment fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. George, 43, of Newark, was indicted on four counts of wire fraud. He was previously charged by criminal complaint with one count of wire fraud. He will be arraigned on the new charges in Newark federal court on a date to be determined. According to the indictment and other documents filed in this case: George, a former player... Read more →

Bellmawr Police Arrest Local Resident on Six Counts of Invading Privacy | cnbnews.net

press release March 26, 2012 Bellmawr Police have charged 36- year- old resident with six counts of Invading Privacy. On 03/15/12 it was reported to Bellmawr Police that a male was possibly taking photo's of females inside tanning booths at the Retro Fitness Gym in Bellmawr. After conducting an investigation along with the full cooperation and assistance of Retro Fitiness, Detectives were able to identify the accused as 36- year-old Michael Prosinski of West Browning Rd. in Bellmawr. Prosinski admitted to detectives that he would wait until a female would enter a tanning booth, hold his cellular phone at the... Read more →

FBI Hunts Bank Robber on Both Sides of Hudson River

NEWARK—The FBI and local police are hunting a bank robber who may have struck four times this week: twice in New Jersey, and twice in New York City. The robber in all three robberies fits the same description and has the same appearance in bank security video. On March 19, 2012, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a lone unidentified Asian male walked into the Chase Bank located at 125 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey, and stopped at the check-writing counter. The man looked around then proceeded to a teller counter, where he reached into his pocket with his right hand and... Read more →


March 23, 2012 List of Found Event Photo Discs Now Online for Customers to Search Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien announces a way for victims of Jack Holton’s photograph scam to easily search for their photos. Now, on the Burlington County Office of Consumer Affair’s website, www.co.burlington.nj.us/consumeraffairs (click the Photo List Box on the right side of the page) past customers of Weddings Unlimited and Renaissance Photography who paid for but did not receive their photographs, can look through a list of them online. “Hundreds of CDs and negatives are here waiting for their owners,” said Burlington County Freeholder... Read more →

America’s Oldest and Largest Track Meet Returns

2012 Penn Relays to be proving ground for London Olympics The 118th running of the Penn Relays is set for April 26-28 at historic Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania, and many of the world’s best will be on hand as they prepare for this summer’s Olympic Games in London. The Penn Relays hosts over 22,000 high school and collegiate athletes from around the world, and routinely attracts more than 100,000 spectators at Franklin Field over three days. With more than 60 countries represented, there are more athletes competing in the Penn Relays than in the Olympic Games. For... Read more →

Christie Administration awards $2.7 million in Local Aid funding to 16 Gloucester County towns to help control property taxes

387 Municipal Aid, Local Aid Infrastructure Fund and Safe Streets to Transit grants awarded statewide (Trenton) – The Christie Administration today announced that 16 Gloucester County municipalities will share more than $2.7 million in NJDOT Local Aid grants to advance street improvement, rehabilitation and safety projects without burdening local property taxpayers. Statewide 387 Local Aid grants were awarded, totaling $78.4 million. The bulk of the Local Aid grants were awarded under the Municipal Aid program, with 374 grants totaling $76,126,200. Another 10 Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) grants worth $1,810,000 and three Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) grants worth $500,000... Read more →

Obama Is Most Anti-business President I've Ever Seen | Fox News

Our nation’s top challenge is the economy. Simply put, the economy is not producing enough jobs. We are in the midst of the longest stretch of high unemployment since the Great Depression. These jobless Americans receive an array of social services from Medicaid to unemployment to welfare. Today some half of all Americans receives government benefits and about half of Americans don’t pay federal income taxes. More jobs would mean more government tax revenue and less government spending. More jobs would lower the federal deficit and build a better nation for our children. Related Video Push to recognize true unemployment... Read more →

CREW Releases Report Revealing How Rep. Andrews Abuses His Position to Benefit Family Members

March 23, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released its new report, Family Affair, detailing how members of the House of Representatives use their positions to financially benefit their families. In the case of Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ), when he wasn’t busy violating campaign finance laws, he was earmarking more than $1.5 million to his wife’s employer and donating thousands of dollars in campaign funds to theaters where his daughter performs. While Rep. Andrews’ behavior is egregious, he is not alone. In all, CREW found a shocking 248 House members used their positions... Read more →


Ocean Township, NJ, March 20, 2012 - Prevention First has named Domenick M. Servodio at president of its Board of Trustees for the year of 2012 - the year that marks the nonprofit agency's 45th year of service to children, families and organizations throughout Monmouth, and now Ocean, counties. Servodio is a vice president of the Government Banking Division of TD Bank in Toms River. He joined Commerce Bank in 1997 after 25 years with First National Bank of Toms River followed by Garden State Bank, which was acquired by Summit. He is involved in community civic activities, has successful... Read more →


HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Harrisburg Stampede, the Capital City’s American Indoor Football Association franchise, today announced that fans who bring their 2011-12 Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker license to any of the remaining home games will be able to purchase a regular ticket for $5. The final four games all begin at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 7, April 21, April 28 and May 12; and are played in the Equine Arena at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Building, along Cameron Street in Harrisburg. The discount applies to each ticket purchased, and there is no limit on the number... Read more →

Who Knew? Fruit Files Get Kidney Stones Too

Released: 3/23/2012 8:25 AM EDT Source: Mayo Clinic Newswise — ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Research on kidney stones in fruit flies may hold the key to developing a treatment that could someday stop the formation of kidney stones in humans, a team from Mayo Clinic and the University of Glasgow found. They recently presented their findings at the Genetics Society of America annual meeting. VIDEO ALERT: Click here for additional video. “The kidney tubule of a fruit fly is easy to study because it is transparent and accessible,” says physiologist Michael F. Romero, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He... Read more →