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April 2012

Chris Christie On VP Position: Romney ‘Might Be Able To Convince Me’ | Mediaite

Speculation about a presidential run followed Chris Christie everywhere he went, leading up to the GOP primary race. And now that we have a presumptive nominee, that speculation has shifted to number two spot on the ticket. If offered, would he take it? Maybe. Mitt Romney‘s “a convincing guy,” Christie said on Monday. Speaking to... Read more →

Wanted: Suspect for Indecent Assault in the 6th District

Special Victims Unit Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect Depicted in Surveillance Video April 30, 2012 The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for the suspect responsible for a pattern of indecent assaults in the 6th District. On two occasions the victims were approached from behind by an unknown male who grabbed their buttocks. On April 26,... Read more →

Weekly Basket: D.C. Legislators Spend Taxpayers Money on Frivolous Trips

Lead by Example Volume XVII No. 18: April 27, 2012 People in glass houses should not throw stones. Especially when those houses are in Congress. For weeks now the public has been exposed to the excesses of the General Services Administration (GSA) antics. The conference that was intended to be "over the top" (and it... Read more →


Long-term average precipitation by month (mm/day and in/day), based on 1961-1990 data. Animated GIF. Mollweide projection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (12/P51) TRENTON * Due to ongoing concerns about below normal precipitation, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today encouraged residents across New Jersey to take steps to conserve water, both inside the home and outside.... Read more →

Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Announces PPD’s Text Tipline

Philadelphia, April 26, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the Philadelphia Police Department’s (PPD) text tipline at yesterday’s Philly Tech Week Switch Philly event. The text tipline number is PPD TIP or 773847. Citizens can reach this tipline with any mobile device and the crime tips will be sent to the PPD, which will... Read more →

Gov. Scott Walker States: “Obama’s Machine Spending $60 Million to Defeat Me “ | amac.us

Posted 04/23/2012 | In The News 14 from Newsmax – by David A. Patten and Kathleen Walter - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Barack Obama’s political machine is pulling out all the stops to defeat him in the pivotal June 5 recall election — a race that could determine the future of many efforts... Read more →

Westville Woman Who Assaulted Boyfriend on YouTube Video Receives 4 Months in Prison

April 27, 2012 Lisa Alyounes, 26, of Summit Avenue, Westville was also ordered Friday by Camden County Superior Court Judge Ronald Freeman to undergo anger management treatment and to have no contact with the victim. Alyounes addmitted on March 1 to aggravated assault and resisting arrest. She admitted that on Nov. 29 she pushed her... Read more →

Energy Transfer Partners to Acquire Sunoco in $5.3 Billion Transaction

April 30, 2012 Press Release DALLAS & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2012-- Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE: SUN) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby ETP will acquire Sunoco in a unit and cash transaction valued at $50.13 per share, or a total consideration of approximately... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Shark Finning Legislation, All sizzle no steak

4/27/12 Most of you know that on occasion I will send a link to my blog "Conservation Corner" when a timely topic might be of interest. These are my personal thoughts; they do not necessarily reflect the position of the NJOA, affiliated organizations or council members. I had decided not share my blog on Shark... Read more →

Bishop Wants to Know Why You Don't Attend Mass? | cnbnews.net

by Bishop Joseph Galante When I became bishop in the Diocese of Camden in 2004, my first goal was to listen to your concerns about the future of our church. As a result, I visited all our parishes and conducted listening sessions. One regular theme I heard was how so many of us are missed... Read more →

Navy Rowing Takes Second at the Patriot League Championships | cnbnews.net

Mids win the second varsity race. Navy took second place overall with 29 points. April 29, 2012 CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. - The Navy women's rowing team took second place overall at the 2012 Patriot League Championships on Sunday in Camden County, N.J. The Mids won the second varsity eight race, placed second in the varsity... Read more →

Home Country by Slim Randles: Doc, Dud, Bert, Dewey and Steve | cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net)Down at the sale barn Saturday, the think tank had coagulated there with coffees to go to celebrate spring. Doc and Dud had their dogs with them, while Bert and Dewey and Steve went stag. Dud tried to start a conversation, but the loudspeaker soon drove them outside, where they arrayed themselves on dropped tailgates... Read more →

Moose Skowron Honored in New York | cnbnews.net

related SPORTS BY RAYMOND ROLAK By Raymond Rolak Stan Musial welcomes Moose Skowron to the National League in a 1963 spring training game in Saint Petersburg, Florida New York-- Bill “Moose” Skowron, 81, passed recently after a lifetime connected with baseball. He had most recently been a community ambassador for the Chicago White Sox. Skowron,... Read more →

FACES OF DEFENSE: U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Shout and Squad in Fire Fight

04/25/2012 04:29 PM CDT U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Shout uses his weapon's scope to scan the nearby ridge following an engagement with anti-Afghan forces on Forward Operating Base Wright in Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 19, 2012. Shout is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar security forces. The unit took small-arms fire during a routine... Read more →

23 Juvenile Correction Officers Graduate from Sea Girt Training Academy

April 27, 2012 SEA GIRT - Badges and certificates were awarded to 23 juvenile correction officers today by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) as it graduated its 25th class of law enforcement officers. The 7-week training course is held at the Juvenile Justice Commission Training Academy in Sea Girt. The course includes firearms... Read more →

Dominicans Reflect on 50-year-lecacy of St. Martin de Porres Sainthood

(CNA/EWTN News).- Fifty years after St. Martin de Porres was canonized, two Peruvian priests from the Convent of St. Dominic in Lima where the 16th century saint lived, praised his many contributions to the Church. “His example of intimacy with God and holiness that he left us shines clearly in his virtues, such as his... Read more →

Hamilton Township Mayor Charged with Attempted Extortion

April 26, 2012 Mayor John Bencivengo Allegedly Sought and Accepted $12,400 to Steer School District Insurance Brokerage Business April 26, 2012 TRENTON—The mayor of Hamilton Township, New Jersey surrendered this morning to FBI agents to face allegations he took $12,400 in bribes in exchange for his official influence over a health insurance brokerage contract with... Read more →

A Hard Look at the President - NYTimes.com

Now, though, the general election season is on, and The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama? Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot... Read more →

11-Year- Battle Between ACLU and Veterans of Foreign War Over the Mojave Desert Cross Ends

April 26, 2012 The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California approved and signed a settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to exchange one acre of land at Sunrise Rock for a donated object of equal value. The original memorial site on Sunrise Rock will... Read more →

3 Steps to Save Governor Scott Walker

The historic Scott Walker recall is official and underway. Bureaucrats in Wisconsin just confirmed Governor Walker will face a Democratic challenger on June 5th, and multiple polls show the race is a dead heat. That’s why the Wisconsin Recall Action Fund is critical. We were on the ground during the 2011 State Senate recalls, and... Read more →


April 24, 2012 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – As U.S. policymakers continue to discuss the role of the corporation in American society, Rutgers University continues to bring together top scholars to participate in the world’s most comprehensive fellowship program to analyze all aspects of employee ownership and profit sharing. Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor... Read more →

FBI Child Forensic Interviewers Part 2: Training Our Law Enforcement Partners

April 24, 2012 In a make-shift interview room in Northern Virginia, a girl was asked to describe how she became a crime victim. An older man she met on the Internet lured her into sending him nude pictures. And now an investigator was trying to build a case against the man. An actress portraying a... Read more →

Mayor Nutter’s Statement on the Food Stamp Challenge « City of Philadelphia's News & Alerts

Philadelphia, April 23, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has released the following statement on the Food Stamp Challenge, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia: “SNAP benefits are a critical safety net for low-income and working class families, seniors, children and those struggling with the aftereffects... Read more →

Alleged Document Leaker's Trial Set for September

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service FORT MEADE, Md., April 26, 2012 - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will go to trial this fall to face charges that he leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents in what's believed to be the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history. Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge presiding... Read more →

JCAA’s 18th Annual Fluke Tournament, June 9- JCAA News May 2012

With New Striped Bass Category! By Paul Haertel (from Jersey Coast Anglers Association May 2012 Newsletter) JCAA’s 18th Annual Fluke Tournament will be held on June 9th, 2012. This year we will have a new striped bass category for those of you who might like to fish for both fluke and striped bass during this... Read more →

Welcome to the World Baby Gerald J. Healey II

Patrick and Colleen Healey of Gloucester City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gerald J. Healey II on March 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM. Jerry weighed 9 lbs 3 oz and was 21.5 inches long. Jerry is named after his late grandfather, Gerald J. Healey and we are so happy to have... Read more →

Philadelphia Streets Department Recognized for Innovative Practices

The skyline of Pennsylvania's largest city Philadelphia. Visible are Center City with the Comcast Center on the left bank of the Schuylkill River and the 30th Street Station with the Cira Centre on the right. The resolution of the original photograph is 15000*3597. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philadelphia, April 18, 2012 – The City of Philadelphia... Read more →

Edwin F. Lyons, WW II Army Vet, Member of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church

Lyons, Edwin F., 89, of Brooklawn, NJ, joined his wife Doris in Heaven on April 24, 2012.Legacy A man who deeply loved his family and was guided by his faith in Christ is the legacy that Ed leaves for his family. Ed was born in Camden and raised for a short time along the Jersey... Read more →

Mrs. Arlene Marie Joyce (nee Sacco) of Woodbury, former resident of Gloucester City

Mrs. Arlene Marie Joyce (nee Sacco), 67 of Woodbury died peacefully on April 26, 2012 with her family by her side. A former resident of Gloucester City, she graduated from Gloucester City High School Class of 1962. Arlene devoted her life and love to the care of others. She was always available for a helping... Read more →

Face of Defense: Air Force Officer Tackles NFL Dream

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Valencia 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., April 25, 2012 - At 6 feet, 6 inches tall and 305 pounds, Air Force 2nd Lt. Ben Garland looks more like a football player than a typical officer. Air Force 2nd Lt. Ben Garland, who's preparing... Read more →

Obama Bogged Down by Scandals | eagleforum.org

April 25, 2012 by Phyllis Schlafly Increasing public disapproval of Barack Obama is based not only on his extravagant spending that hangs debt like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. He is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in decades, from Colombia to Las Vegas, to the Mexican border, to Solyndra,... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Which Vaccines Are Mandatory?

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) We all know that the rabies vaccine is required for dogs in most cities. Recently, there has been a debate among professionals about whether the vaccine to prevent Bordetella (kennel cough) is necessary. The Merck Veterinary manual, a source of information for veterinarians, says that “Infectious tracheobronchitis is a mild self-limiting... Read more →

Camden Homicide Video: Can You Identify the Suspect? | cnbnews.net

related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel Posted April 28, 2012 Published on Apr 27, 2012 by jlaug This fight led to a shooting that left one man dead and another injured about 5 a.m. April 27, 2012, in Camden, NJ. The participants were in a Crown Fried Chicken on Broad Street when the altercation broke out. One... Read more →

Op-Ed: Corbett’s Colossal Cockiness Castrates His Credibility

related: FREINDLY FIRE by Chris Freind cnbnews.net Candidate Choice Creates Calamitous Clusterf**k of Carnage “Stevie Welch sat on a wall (of cards); Stevie Welch had a great fall (winning a mere two of 67 counties). All of King (or is it Joker?) Corbett’s horses (jackasses), and all the King’s men (endorsements by 27 County Commissioners... Read more →

Cherry Hill Tower Ladder 1324 to Camden for 2-Alarm Building Fire

On Tuesday, April 24 at approx. 2:30pm, CHFD Tower Ladder 1324 was requested for mutual aid into the City of Camden. The Camden Fire Department struck a second alarm for heavy fire showing from the second floor of a 2-story, occupied commercial building at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and S. 9th Street. Upon arrival,... Read more →

GSA Scandal Exposes Waste of Congress' Time

April 24, 2012 By Melanie Sloan Congress, Corruption, Ethics, Federal Agencies, General Services Administration, News, The Hill Originally posted on The Hill's Congress Blog - 4.18.12 The revelation that the General Services Administration (GSA) spent $823,000 on a conference in Las Vegas exposed waste on a grand scale – the colossal waste of time by... Read more →

Breaking News: Police Kill Man in Bellmawr NJ

April 27, 2012 6PM update: April 28, 2012 9AM (cnbnews.net)The Associated Press is reporting a fatal shooting Thursday night in Bellmawr NJ at the Bellmawr Manor Apartments, Kings Highway. Authorities told the Associated Press that police responded to several hang-up calls to 9-1-1 from the Bellmawr apartment around 10:20 p.m. Thursday and learned that 37-year-old... Read more →

Face of Defense: TROPHY TEAM

04/24/2012 05:10 PM CDT President Barack Obama strikes the Heisman pose after accepting a football from quarterback Tim Jefferson, left, during the Commander-in-Chief Trophy presentation to the U.S. Air Force Academy football team in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., April 23, 2012. The Air Force team beat Army and Navy... Read more →

Arbor Day Celebration in Gloucester County Yields New Tree at Woodbury School

5th Grader at West End Elementary School Wins Countywide Essay Contest (Woodbury, NJ) – Maykayla Wenig, a 5th grade student of Mr. Sean Jess’s 5th Grade class of West End Memorial Elementary School, Woodbury was named as the 2012 Winner of the Parks and Recreation Arbor Day Essay Contest. Her reward: a Red Oak Tree... Read more →

Families are Invited to Meet and Learn about Winged Animals and Predators

During Plymouth Meeting Mall’s Free Elmwood Park Zoo Events The mall will host Elmwood Park Zoo exhibits on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, June 16. PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. April 27, 2012 – The community is invited to visit Plymouth Meeting Mall for two upcoming special Elmwood Park Zoo animal exhibits. Each month, the zoo’s educational... Read more →

La Salle School, Personal Records Fall on First Night of Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA - The La Salle women's track squad made a big statement on the opening night of Penn Relays at Franklin Field last night, as the Explorers saw school and personal records fall. The distance medley relay squad of Wendy Hutchinson (Dover, Pa./Dover), Lolita Thomas(Philadelphia, Pa./Northeast), Tori Pisco (Naugatuck, Conn./Naugatuck) and Caitlin Storbeck(Eagleville, Pa./Archbishop Carroll)... Read more →

Nanotechnology Spells Danger For Firefighters | firehouse.com

BY ED BALLAM FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS The latest studies have shown that the microscopic materials that become airborne during fires are far more deadly than ever realized. Firefighters and responders have known for decades that smoke is harmful to their health, but the latest studies have shown that the microscopic materials that become airborne during fires... Read more →

Wilmington’s Softball Season Comes to a Close on Day One at the CACC Tournament

DATE: April 26, 2012 djl LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - The record setting 2012 season came to a close on Thursday for the Wilmington University softball team as it dropped back-to-back games on the first day of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Georgian Court University. Wilmington (26-25 overall),... Read more →

Rutgers Day Coming, Free, Rain or Shine,April 28

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers Day, Rutgers University’s annual welcome to the people of New Jersey, is coming, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Rutgers Day will include nearly 500 events, exhibits and activities on the flagship campus in New Brunswick and Piscataway. There will be plenty to... Read more →


April 24, 2012 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – As U.S. policymakers continue to discuss the role of the corporation in American society, Rutgers University continues to bring together top scholars to participate in the world’s most comprehensive fellowship program to analyze all aspects of employee ownership and profit sharing. Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor... Read more →

“A Home of Her Own: Women’s Housing Initiative” Saturday April 28

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology NEWARK, NJ – On Saturday, April 28, 2012, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) will bring together hundreds of women to honor those who have achieved homeownership through its free HUD-certified housing counseling program, and to explore the possibility of becoming first-time homeowners themselves. The... Read more →

Bellmawr School Board OKs $14.5 Million Budget | GCN

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News The Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) approved the proposed $14.5 million 2012-13 school budget, which has a local tax levy of $7.9 million, during its recent meeting. Recent legislation enacted by Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), allows for municipalities who normally hold their School Board Elections in April, to move... Read more →

Kyrillos: "Cherry Hill Teacher Bullies Show Need for Tenure Reform"

Middletown— State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth), prime sponsor of the "School Children First Act" which reforms New Jersey's tenure system for educators, issued the following statement regarding reports that several Cherry Hill elementary school teachers and aides were recorded bullying a student with autism: While at least one teacher's aide was dismissed by school... Read more →