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Walesa Visits Detroit after Chicago | cnbnews.net

By Raymond Rolak DETROIT-- The University of Illinois at Chicago hosted the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and former Polish President Lech Walesa was on the panel discussion, “New Challenges for Peace.” Also on the dais with him were three other former presidents of stature, Mikail Gorbachev, Frederik Willem de Klerk and Jimmy Carter. Walesa also spoke on the panel addressing the topic, “One Person Can Make A Difference.” The Permanent Secretariat of “The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates” is based in Rome and Moscow. They schedule an annual peace conference and have sponsorship conections from the... Read more →

Op-Ed: In the Eye of the Beholder | CNBnews.net

Graphic and opinion by Wil Levins What concerns me about CISPA (The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is the drastic increase of the Federal Government's authority to gather and share information about us without our knowledge or consent. If CISPA is passed in its current form it would grant sweeping authority to intelligence agencies, setting the stage for the real potential of abuse by invading our privacy and violating our individual rights. Proponents of CISPA have made the argument that this act is designed to provide our nation's intelligence community with the means to protect the American People from... Read more →

West Deptford Republican Club Responds to Senator Sweeney's Remarks on Tax Appeals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2012 West Deptford, NJ – The West Deptford Republican Club (WDGOP) acting Chairman Denny Forte1 stated that the remarks Steve Sweeney made in Sunday’s Gloucester County Times exemplified those of a career politician and certainly highlighted what is wrong with politics in West Deptford and Gloucester County. “I’ve never seen anything like this” said Steve Sweeney in the article. A sentiment that the Republican Party agrees with, in essence Steve Sweeney has never seen PROGRESS like this over the past twenty plus years, because his party did not seek progress they just kicked the can... Read more →

Meet Dolce, The FBI's First Therapy Dog

Dolce is an 8-year-old German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix. Transcript | Download (274MB) | Podcast | Photo Gallery Helping Victims of Crime Therapy Dog Program a First for the Bureau 04/27/12 Rachel Pierce is a victim specialist in our Office for Victim Assistance. Her partner is an 8-year-old German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix, and together they form a unique and remarkable team. FBI Director’s Award Last year, Rachel Pierce and Dolce received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence for “distinguished service for assisting victims of crime.” Pierce was recognized for creating and implementing the therapy dog program—the first of its kind for... Read more →

South Jersey Citizens File Lawsuit Against Gloucester Township Clerk

Gloucester Township (Camden), NJ - April 25th, 2012 - South Jersey Citizens (SJC), a non-partisan "good government" local watchdog group, has filed a two-count complaint against Gloucester Township's Clerk for violations of the Faulkner Act and for violating resident's civil rights by unjustly blocking a citizen-led initiative petition for a pay to play reform ordinance. This suit seeks to reverse an earlier decision by the Township Clerk not to certify a valid petition pursuant to New Jersey's initiative and referendum laws. This complaint is the next step in a year-long struggle for good government. Throughout this process, Gloucester Township's Mayor-Council... Read more →

Video: RNC to Obama, Remember Those Promise About Lobbyists?

RNC to Obama: Hey, Remember Those Promises About Lobbyists? By Jim Geraghty April 23, 2012 7:29 A.M. Good morning, Mr. President. The Republican National Committee would like to remind you of your bold, ambitious, unambiguous promises about keeping lobbyists out of your administration from 2008, and how that promise… well, seemed to reach its expiration date particularly early. And often. Compared to the economy and gas prices, and such, I’m not sure how many voters really are motivated by pledges about lobbyists… but I suppose we’re about to find out. Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Need Help with ID of Thief

Shop Rite Chews Landing Road- Burglary and Theft from several unlocked vehicles in the parking lot on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM. The suspect is an unknown possible Hispanic male, wear a white t-shirt, gray hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants with large white stripes down the sides. He arrived at the store and parked a 1995 to 2001 tan Chevy Blazer 4 door, with a white sticker on the lower right rear window, and a black roof rack. The unknown suspect exited the vehicle. While leaning on the back of it he observes the other shoppers park their... Read more →


April 24, 2012 ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Soundview Paper Company LLC has acquired Elmwood Park, New Jersey based Marcal Paper Mills, LLC, a tissue and paper products manufacturer and distributor. With the acquisition of Marcal, Soundview Paper Company is positioned to be a leading world class manufacturer and distributor of finished paper products including tissue, towel and napkin products to retailers, distributors and other customers. “We plan to focus on superior customer service and product excellence by building on the quality of our people, our equipment, our papermaking skills and our core brand, Marcal®,” said George Wurtz, CEO of Soundview... Read more →

Two Alleged Members of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Charged in Second Superseding Indictment

A Total of 14 Leaders, Members, and Associates of the Philadelphia LCN Charged to Date April 26, 2012 WASHINGTON—Two alleged members of the Philadelphia organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) were arrested today on racketeering charges contained in a second superseding indictment, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Special Agent in Charge George C. Venizelos of the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office. Joseph Licata, 70, of Florham Park, New Jersy; and Louis Fazzini, 45, of Caldwell, New Jersey, were arrested... Read more →

Marine discharged over online Obama comments - CNN.com

Washington (CNN) -- A Marine who used his Facebook page to criticize President Barack Obama has been discharged, a Marine Corps spokesman said Wednesday. Sgt. Gary Stein was given an "other-than-honorable" discharge, said Capt. Brian Block, a spokesman for the Marines. Among other comments posted to his Facebook page, Stein called Obama a liar and suggested he would not follow some orders issued by the president. An other-than-honorable discharge is given to a Marine who commits a "serious offense" that significantly differs from conduct expected of a Marine, the Corps said. A statement from the Marines said it approved the... Read more →

Male On Bicycle Struck By Vehicle In Glendora

Gloucester Township Police Dept. press release April 26 On April, 25, 2012 at approximately 10:27 PM, the Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to the intersection of State Highway Route 168 and Austin Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country and a pedalcyclist. GTEMS and paramedics were dispatched to the scene and the pedalcyclist was treated for a head injury sustained from the crash. The pedalcyclist was identified as David G. Clayton, a 20 year old male from Lakeview Apartments, Blackwood. He was transported to Cooper Trauma for medical evaluation. It does... Read more →

Student Loan Borrowers Dazed and Confused by Servicer Shuffle | ProPublica.org

by Marian Wang ProPublica, April 23, 2012, 2 p.m reprinted by CNBNews with permission of ProPublica.org The Department of Education has been transferring large batches of federal student loans to new loan-servicing companies — leaving in the lurch some borrowers who are suddenly encountering problems with their loans, such as payments that are mysteriously adjusted up or down. The switch, which has been going on for months and will ultimately include millions of loans, is mandated by a little-known provision tucked into the 2010 healthcare overhaul. Pushed by a consortium of nonprofit student loan companies, the provision forces the DOE... Read more →


Compact goal is to increase access to great schools in neighborhoods throughout the City of Philadelphia April 23, 2012 Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has signed on as a member of the Philadelphia Great Schools Compact, a united effort by the Mayor, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis, the School District, the School Reform Commission, charter schools, and Archdiocesan schools in Philadelphia to increase access to great schools in neighborhoods throughout the city. This announcement was made at St. Peter the Apostle School in Northern Liberties.... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. Branch Library to Stage Three-Day Book Sale

VOORHEES, N.J. – April 26, 2012 – The Gloucester Twp. Branch Library of the Camden County Library System in Blackwood will hold its Annual Spring Book Sale from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5. The sale offers items for all ages with bargains on books, VHS tapes, audio tapes and music CDs. Located at 15 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ, the library will run the sale during the following dates and hours: Thursday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Refreshments will... Read more →

Damminger Named ‘Freeholder of the Year’ by New Jersey Conference of Mayors

April 26, 2012 (Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger has been named “Freeholder of the Year” by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM). Damminger will be honored at a dinner at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 26 at the Borgata in Atlantic City. Freeholder Director Damminger said, “I am very flattered to have been chosen by the mayors as Freeholder of the Year. We live in an age where all governments must pull together and knock down imaginary boundaries to deliver the best services to our taxpayers at the lowest possible cost. In Gloucester County we saved our municipalities... Read more →

Face of Defense: Marine Earns Top-Shooter Status

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Paul Peterson U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 23, 2012 - Gunnery Sgt. Joshua A. Peterson is one of the few riflemen to earn a coveted place on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, where the time-honored art of marksmanship is a full-time job. Gunnery Sgt. Joshua A. Peterson, one of the crack shots on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, practices his aim at the Stone Bay Ranges on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 13, 2012. The custom-made rifle he uses is specially weighted. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance... Read more →

Tal Smith named Special Advisor to Opening Day Partners | cnbnews.net

April 24, 2012 Smith to Advise on Business and Baseball Operations for Sugar Land Skeeters and Atlantic League Expansion SUGAR LAND, Texas --- Tal Smith, one of Baseball’s most well known and respected executives has been named Special Advisor to Opening Day Partners (“ODP”). ODP is a leading owner/operator of minor league teams and is the parent company of the Sugar Land Skeeters, Houston’s new minor league baseball team. The Skeeters begin their inaugural season on Thursday, April 26 at sold-out Constellation Field in Sugar Land. A veteran of 54 years in baseball, Tal Smith most recently served as President... Read more →

2012 Legion College application online | The American Legion

Applications for the 2012 American Legion National College now are available online. The college takes place Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 at National Headquarters in Indianapolis. National Legion College enhances knowledge and appreciation of The American Legion, and teaches the core values and contributions of the organization, its Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and many subordinate programs. The National Legion College prepares Legionnaires for leadership positions in posts, districts, counties and departments through education, development and motivation. The curriculum challenges student leaders to think critically and creatively about issues confronting the Legion. A prerequisite to Legion College is The... Read more →

Discover the magic of South Jersey’s Original Summer Stage at its Open House Performance Preview

Kids Stuff Revue The littlest Summer Stagers, entering grades two and three, have the opportunity to show off all they've learned in a performance to cap off their summer of singing, acting, and dancing. At Summer Stage visual and performing arts camp, hundreds of children from throughout South Jersey embark on a magical adventure – sharing smiles while they sing, gaining confidence as they learn their lines, and making friends while they perfect a dance, or even build scenery together. Discover more about this adventure at Summer Stage Open House Performance Preview, Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 pm, Dennis Flyer Theatre,... Read more →

Gloucester City Residents Support Neighbors In Need | cnbnews.net

by BRUCE DARROW (cnbnews.net)Gloucester City was once described by a South Jersey newspaper as “a Beer drinking, Church going City” where Saturday was for partying and Sunday was for church and family. Another referred to Gloucester City as a community where “families looked after each other friend or foe.” Regardless of the many views or opinions which surround the City, one thing it can never be criticizes for is its lack of caring. Every child who has ever participated in any sport in Gloucester City or travelled to another town to play witnessed the caravan of supporters. Win or lose... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School Announcements, News, Sports

The Week in Review: Gloucester Catholic Captures McKenna Classic Gloucester Catholic’s baseball team, rankled No. 1 in South Jersey by two local newspapers, ran their season record to 11-2 on Saturday by beating West Deptford 3-2 to win the McKenna Classic for the second straight season. The Rams, coached by Dennis Barth, won an opening-round game 14-2 over Penns Grove. Mike Mercer struck out nine batters to silence West Deptford in the title game to earn Outstanding Pitching honors. Senior John Brue collected his 100th career hit in the victory over Penns Grove and was named tournament MVP. Softball Annie... Read more →

Greenwald: Evasive Christie Should Answer Tax Debate Invite | cnbnews.net

Governor’s Office Ducks Question Although Christie Had Welcomed Debate April 24, 2012(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Chris Christie’s failure to directly answer his invitation to debate the Assembly Democratic plan for middle-class property tax relief versus the governor’s plan for an income tax scheme that mostly benefits the wealthy: “The Governor himself has said he will debate the Assembly Democratic 20 percent property tax relief proposal 'any time they want.' "But now that I have accepted his challenge, his office is ducking and weaving. "New Jersey's middle class families deserve... Read more →

O'Toole is Against Stringer's Proposal to Restore a .45 Percent Income Tax on New Jerseyans

April 23, 2012 Senator Kevin O’Toole, R-40, replied today to a response received earlier today from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer regarding Republican Senators’ April 18 letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg (view the letter). The Republican Senators strongly oppose 2013 NYC mayoral candidate Stringer’s proposal to restore a .45 percent income tax on New Jerseyans who commute to work in New York City. Proceeds from the levy would be used to bail out the long-dysfunctional Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In his response letter, Stringer tried to discredit Senator O’Toole and the caucus’ fact-based fight of Stringer’s MTA bailout attempt. Today,... Read more →

Welcome Home Lt. Candice Bujak, of Mt. Ephraim

Welcome Back From Afghanistan Mount Ephraim, New Jersey Who: Lt. Candice Bujak When: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Time: 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Where: Mary Bray Elementary School 225 W. Kings Highway Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey 08059 Contact: George (Yellow Ribbon Club) 856-685-3150 Jean Meloni (Mary Bray Elementary School) 856-933-4577 Please come out to welcome home Lt. Candice Bujak from her recent deployment from Afghanistan. Graduated from Camden County Vocational School in 1994. Six months later she joined the Marine Corps and then graduated boot camp in March 1995. She was stationed at Camp Lejuene, NC from 1995-1997, in Iwakuni,... Read more →

Rutgers Study: Vitamin E in Diet Protects Against Many Cancers

Researchers find form commonly used in supplements has no such benefit April 23, 2012 Credit: Skin Care By Louisa Vitamin E in vegetable oils and nuts prevents cancer, according to research done at Rutgers University and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Next time you need to choose between vegetable oil and margarine in that favorite recipe, think about your health and reach for the oil. While the question of whether vitamin E prevents or promotes cancer has been widely debated in scientific journals and in the news media, scientists at the Center for Cancer Prevention Research, at Rutgers Ernest... Read more →


April 25, 2012 (12/P49) TRENTON * Under the terms of a legal settlement announced today, the Hess Corporation is expected to make about $45 million in pollution control upgrades at its Port Reading oil refinery near Woodbridge, dramatically reducing polluting emissions and leading to a marked improvement in air quality for the region, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said today. Hess also will pay an $850,000 civil penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at the refinery as part of the settlement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and the DEP. The settlement... Read more →

Wearing an Ankle Brace May Not Increase Injury Risk to the Knee

Released: 4/25/2012 8:00 AM EDT Source: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Newswise — ATLANTA, Ga. – Giselle Aerni, MD presented her research project “The Effect of Lace-Up Ankle Bracing on Knee Biomechanics During a Jump Landing” at the 21st American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on April 24, 2012. “Ankle braces are common in the sport community and there has been concern that stabilizing the ankle joint might alter biomechanics further up the kinetic chain,” said Dr. Aerni. “Our research showed that knee biomechanics known to be risk factors for ACL injury did not... Read more →


Freeholder O’Brien Says Entries To Be Showcased at Earth Fair, June 24th Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien announces the kick-off of the Fifth Annual Environmental Health Photo Contest. Photos must be received no later than Friday, May 25, 2012 by 5 pm. All submitted photos will be judged by the Burlington County Health Department and will be showcased at Burlington County’s Earth Fair at Smithville Park on June 24th, where a People’s Choice Award will be voted on and awarded that day as well. “We encourage residents to submit photos of environmental successes or challenges in your communities to... Read more →

Four Alleged Members of the Internet Piracy Group “IMAGiNE” Indicted in Virginia

April 24, 2012 WASHINGTON – Four individuals have been charged in the Eastern District of Virginia for their alleged roles in an Internet piracy group that distributed via the Internet copies of movies showing only in theaters, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil H. MacBride and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced today. An indictment returned on April 18, 2012, and unsealed yesterday charges Jeramiah Perkins, 39, of Portsmouth, Va.; Gregory Cherwonik, 53, of New York; Willie Lambert, 57, of Pennsylvania;... Read more →

Wilmington U. Softball Coach Highlights Four Total Earning 2012 All-CACC Softball Honors | cnbnews.net

DATE: April 24, 2011 djl NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - Following a record setting Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference regular season, Wilmington University softball head coach Erin Harvey highlights the 2012 CACC Postseason Awards, being named Co-Coach of the Year while Katie Warrington, Shelby Thompson and Jill Stafford were also recognized as All-CACC members, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Harvey shares the Coach of the Year Award with Caldwell’s skipper Dean Johnson after leading the Wildcats to a program best regular season finish of 18-8 and the fourth seed in the upcoming CACC Tournament. She helped the Wildcats to... Read more →


Age strongly influences attitudes and perceptions of deer hunters By Joe Kosack Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG – Deer hunters have long been recognized as Pennsylvania’s most devoted hunters and their commitment to hunting has helped keep wildlife management afloat in this state for almost 100 years. But who are these people? How and where do they hunt deer? Do they support or oppose the agency’s deer management program? The results of a recent Pennsylvania Game Commission survey of 5,892 randomly selected deer hunters now sheds light on their preferences. “Hunters returned 3,572 surveys, which resulted in... Read more →

New Jersey Financial Investor and His Company Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions

April 23, 2012 WASHINGTON—A financial investor who purchased municipal tax liens at auctions in New Jersey, as well as a company in which he was a partner, pleaded guilty today for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids for the sale of tax liens auctioned by municipalities throughout the state, the Department of Justice announced. A felony charge was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey against David Butler of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. A charge was also filed against DSBD LLC, a New Jersey company responsible for managing... Read more →

Mount Ephraim School District May Happenings

Mt. Ephraim Public Schools April 23, 2012 Press Release: May Happenings: 4th – PTO Dance, Gr. 5-8 at Kershaw School from 7 to 9 pm 14th - PAC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Mary Bray Media Center B.O.E. Meeting 7:30 Kershaw Media Center 15th – PTO Fundraiser at Pete’s Pizza in Mt. Ephraim from 4 to 9 pm PTO Meeting 7:00 pm - Mary Bray Media Center 17th – R. W. Kershaw Spring Concert 7:30 pm in the Multi- Purpose Room 18th - PTO Dance, Gr. 3 & 4 at Mary Bray School from 7 to 9 pm 26th –... Read more →

David Horowitz: 10 Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder

Dear DHFC Supporter, When Barack Obama vowed to "fundamentally transform America," he already knew who would do his bidding: Eric Holder. Holder shares the President's radical vision, but unlike Obama, he doesn't have to pretend to be a moderate. Lucky us! As Attorney General, Eric Holder has been an unapologetic radical, launching a crusade against our civil liberties and American values. He's lied repeatedly to Congress about the catastrophic gun running debacle he sponsored in Mexico and the dismissal of a voter intimidation case against Black Panther poll watcher-thugs. He's refused to recognize the Defense of Marriage Act—a law passed... Read more →

Congressman Runyan Weekly E-Newsletter

April 24, 2012 On Thursday April 19th, the House of Representatives passed another bill to help small businesses grow and create the jobs American workers need. With my support, H.R. 9, the Small Business Tax Cut Act, passed in the House by a vote of 235 to 173. This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax deduction of 20% on small businesses' qualified domestic business income. This deduction will provide small business owners the tax relief they need to potentially hire more employees or expand their businesses. Small businesses are the true life blood of the... Read more →

Wanted: Suspects for Burglary in Northeast Philadelphia's 7th District

Northeast Detectives Division Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspects Depicted in Surveillance Video April 24, 2012 The Philadelphia Police Department Northeast Detective Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects observed in the following surveillance video. On Monday April 23rd, 2012, at 6:15pm, two unknown males forced entry into a rear door of a residential property on the 9200 block of Masland Street in Northeast Philadelphia’s 7th Police District. The first suspect loiters at the front door of the residence for several minutes before he is joined by a second male. Both males then go to the rear... Read more →


April 24, 2012 (12/P47) TRENTON-- The Department of Environmental Protection announced that the second phase of a Paterson air quality study found no evidence of elevated levels of a targeted chemical and no evidence that Paterson's air quality differs from that of other urban communities in the state. This second phase study was necessary to target a chemical pollutant discovered at elevated levels during air sampling in 2006. The second Paterson study was a detailed 12-month follow-up done by the Department of Environmental Protection and financed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The study found traces of the chemical p-dichlorobenzene... Read more →


April 25, 2012 (12/P48) TRENTON * The “Spirit of the Jerseys’’ State History Fair is returning to its roots at Washington Crossing State Park in Hopewell Township on May 12, with a daylong series of free educational and hands-on activities aimed at highlighting the long, rich and diverse history of our state, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The fair, to be held in partnership with more than 130 other historic, government, and nonprofit entities and organizations, will take place rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the state park that commemorates Gen. George... Read more →

Zach Poskevich for U.S.Senate | cnbnews.net

Courage, Patriotism, and Faith Proud Tennessee, Constitutional Conservative, and U.S. Army Veteran Buy your tickets today: http://sevierville.eventbrite.com/ Contact: Steve Osborn 865- 908-8909 Date: May 18, 2012 Location: Mulligans (Sevierville Golf Club) 144 Old Knoxville Highway Sevierville, TN 37876 Hors D’oeuvres, Dinner & Program Event Starts Promptly 6:30pm - Ends 8:30pm Website: www.zachforsenate.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZachforSenate Information: info@zachforsenate.com RSVP is required as seating is limited Buy your tickets today: http://sevierville.eventbrite.com/ Paid for by We The People For Poskevich |P.O. Box 158025 | Nashville, TN 37215 Read more →

The College of New Jersey Football Team Partners with Special Olympics New Jersey

Players teach and learn while enjoying a memorable experience Release written by TCNJ student-writer Brandon Gould ‘13 LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — Dalton Stilts took the ball from under center, rolled right and hit wide receiver Steven Rodenbeck for a touchdown in the Special Olympics New Jersey’s version of “Friday Night Lights” on April 20. Stilts and Rodenbeck’s connection during a flag football clinic was met with hoots and hollers from The College of New Jersey’s varsity football team, who helped hold the event at TD Sports Field in Lawrenceville. “It was great, just great to be out here and helping these... Read more →


Anglers are encouraged to vigilantly clean equipment to prevent the spread of this invader WEST TRENTON, N.J. (April 24) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced that a staff scientist last week found extensive mats of the aquatic alga Didymosphenia geminata (also known as Didymo or “Rock Snot”), an invasive species, in the Delaware River. Dr. Erik Silldorff, an aquatic biologist with the commission, on April 18, 2012, discovered large Didymo blooms in the Delaware River over a 40-mile stretch extending from the area near the confluence with the Lackawaxen River (river mile 279) downstream to the vicinity... Read more →

Washington Twp GOP: Democrats Running as Republicans in Upcoming Primary

press release Washington Township GOP WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ — Washington Township needs to wake up, and remember! Police Corporal 
Tim Attanasi, one of three recently converted Democrats running in the June 5 Republican primary here, as per the Democrat political playbook is already playing fast and loose with rules and regulations. Our police department has a regulation (Section 5:12.9 Class 2 offense) prohibiting officers from running for Mayor or council. Relying on information from a former democrat solicitor, Corporal Attanasi, as democrats are prone to do, has arbitrarily decided that this regulation simply doesn’t apply to him. His... Read more →


MAXIMUM SECURITY FACILITY ON LOCKDOWN AS RACIAL TENSIONS RISE April 24, 2012 (Phoenix, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered parts of the maximum security 4th Avenue Jail be placed on indefinite lockdown as racial tensions rise – tensions brought on by orders from the Mexican Mafia chieftains who appear to be trying to control the downtown jail. Arpaio’s move to lockdown the jail aims to protect not only officers but inmates as well. According to the Sheriff’s jail intelligence unit, super max Mexican Mafia inmates housed in the closed custody unit of the 4th Avenue jail are putting out... Read more →

Delaware River Port Authority Seeks Two New Members of Citizens Advisory Committee

April 23, 2012 CAMDEN, N.J. – The DRPA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is looking for one resident of Southeastern Pennsylvania and one resident of Southern New Jersey to fill two recently vacated seats. Ideal applicants are civic-minded people who routinely use the PATCO high-speed line, any DRPA bridge (Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross) or both. “The CAC is looking for a few good stakeholders,” said DRPA CEO John J. Matheussen. “Members have an important advisory voice in the conduct of public business. Committee recommendations are considered during our Board of Commissioners’ meetings.” Established in a 2010... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for April 26 issue

Gloucester City Art/Music Festival Saturday On Waterfront Revolutionary War Ship Search To Begin Off Brooklawn Shore Gloucester City Planning Board Offers Support For New Business Great Granddaughter Taylor Stands In For Midge Moore On Opening Day Gloucester City High Alumni Scholarship Social Set Lakes Association Fishing Derby Saturday Return Unused Drugs To Gloucester City Police Read more →

International luxury car theft ring smashed in Philadelphia area

26 suspects linked to $2.3 million in stolen vehicles April 17, 2012 HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced a series of arrests in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland involving suspects linked to an international car theft ring operating in the greater Philadelphia area. "This was a focused and elaborate operation aimed primarily at high-end luxury cars and sport utility vehicles, often snatched from the car dealership lots or service departments in the communities around Philadelphia and then quickly loaded into shipping containers for delivery to buyers overseas," Kelly said. "Violence -... Read more →

Video: Just for Fun! Two Year old Dancing the Jive,

This has been making the Internet rounds since last month, even so it deserves a second look. Published on Mar 15, 2012 by Studie43 March 12, 2012 The boys name is William Stokkebroe. After seeing his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe and the dancers of studie43 practising he is showing what he has learned at the Galla opening 2. Marts 2012. We do not own the rights for the music Jailhouse rock playing in the background. link submitted by Dece, Bill Gross and Babe Tourtual Read more →

Mount Ephraim School District 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll | cnbnews.net

April 23, 2012 Third Marking Period Honor Roll: Distinguished Honors Helen Barrett, Jonathan Bell, Kenzie Calhoun, Cassidy Chambers, Mark Colavito, Gabrielle Crain, David Critch, Taylor Finnegan, Amy Guldin, Shannon Hyde, Alyssa Marszalek, Meghan McDonough, Alison McHugh, Shea Meredith, Richard Musselman, Joshua Pizzillo, Colin Rapa-Slover, Mackenzie Rapa-Slover, Hailey Reed, Andrew Romano, Liam Spera, Charles Tanier, Audrey Warren Honors Isabella Agostini, Victoria Alexander, Michael Arechavala, Emma Ball, Alyssa Beckett, Jayson BeckGruff, Ariana Beebe, Christopher Blaylock, Joshua Bobo, Gabrielle Bobo, Leah Bocchicchio, Chelsea Bocchicchio, Mya Bocchicchio, Courtney Bocchicchio, Michael Bocchicchio, Richard Bonczak, Dustin Boone, Josiah Bracey, Melinda Brassill, Brittany Brown, Emily Calhoun, Michael... Read more →

Bellmawr Baseball/Softball Season Begins | GCN

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News A nearly cloudless and warm late morning greeted the 2012 Opening Day ceremonies, for both Bellmawr Baseball and Softball, April 14. Both Garrity Field on Warren Avenue, along with the “Little League” facilities on Essex Avenue, were abuzz with parents and players following the parade from the St. Joachim (Annunciation) School lot at noon. With the Little League running for over 50 years, and their cross-town counterparts nearing that milestone, temperatures were expected to reach the mid 70s by the end of the afternoon. As opening ceremonies got underway at Charles Koehler Field (Essex... Read more →

Bellmawr Child Shawn Mendelero Gets Bicycle | GCN

By Tiffany Menderlo Shawn’s Mother My son Shawn is 5 years old. At age three, he was diagnosed with Autistic Disorder. He is the most wonderful child and our family is so blessed to have him in our lives. Recently, his physical therapist Robin Kanner suggested that a company from Canada called Freedom Concepts do a demonstration of an adaptive bicycle for Shawn to ride. I agreed but knew that the medical equipment was beyond my price range, to say the least. On Shawn’s fifth birthday, Freedom Concepts came to his physical therapy session at Weisman Children’s Rehab. Shawn did... Read more →