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May 2012

Police Release Pedro Hernandez Mug Shot, Deny They Ignored Tips -- Daily Intel

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Daughter Becky Hernandez (2nd L) and wife Rosemary Hernandez (2nd R), of alleged Etan Patz murderer suspect Pedro Hernandez, walk away from a courthouse with a lawyer and a family friend before Pedro Hernandez's arraignment later in the day on May 25, 2012 in New York City. Patz was a 6-year-old boy when he disappeared on his way to his school bus stop in 1979. It is alleged that Pedro Hernandez used a soda to lure the boy down to a basement of a bodega, then strangled him. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) May 31, 2012 Today New York authorities released a mug shot of Pedro Hernandez, who's been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz, while their counterparts in New Jersey denied that they overlooked a tip made by Hernandez's sister Norma in the eighties. On Tuesday, Norma... Read more →

Video: "The Green Nation" Outlaw Biker Gang | (Part 2)

"The Green Nation" -- is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang Part 2: Insiders say the Vagos Motorcyle Club -- also called "The Green Nation" -- is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang. Members publicly insist they're *not a *criminal outfit -- but cops and prosecutors describe them as local "terrorists." Chris Blatchford has an "inside look" at the "Vagos Trail" of menace, murder, and mayhem in a Part Two of a story you'll see only on FOX 11. video part one via related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel by Chris Blatchford May 27, 2012 Related articles Indictment reveals Pagans talks about violence, drugs with Mongols biker gang ( Body Hunt - Police Stage Major Raids On German Hell's Angels ( Pensioner jailed for attacking Hells Angel ( Video: History Channel Report on the... Read more →

Video: "The Green Nation" Outlaw Biker Gang Part 1 |

"The Green Nation" -- is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang Insiders say the Vagos Motorcyle Club -- also called "The Green Nation" -- is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang. Members publicly insist they're *not a *criminal outfit -- but cops and prosecutors describe them as local "terrorists." Chris Blatchford has an "inside look" at the "Vagos Trail" of menace, murder, and mayhem in a story you'll see only on FOX 11. via Part 1 RELATED VIDEO PART TWO reporter Chris Blatchford related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel Related articles Indictment reveals Pagans talks about violence, drugs with Mongols biker gang ( Full-patch Hells Angel granted day parole ( Body Hunt - Police Stage Major Raids On German Hell's Angels ( HELL ON WHEELS ( Pensioner jailed for attacking Hells Angel ( Video:... Read more →

NCAA decertifies another bat

National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced the decertification of another popular baseball bat — the33-inch Reebok Vector-TLS. As a result, the 33-inch Reebok Vector-TLS is a non-compliant bat and must be eliminated, until further notice, from all American Legion Baseball practices and competitions. This is the second bat the NCAA has banned from competition since the start of the year. In late February, the 33-inch Marucci 2011 Cat 5 Squared was decertified by both the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations. For questions or concerns, please email Related articles New bat standard changes baseball speed ( Read more →


MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced that a 36-year- old Shamong man pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to slamming a 77-year-old woman to the ground in the parking lot of a Tabernacle food store last year and then driving off in her car to purchase drugs. Roy C. Patterson Jr., of 152 Tuckerton Road, Shamong, N.J., admitted that he overpowered the woman and drove off in her vehicle on June 15, 2011 in the parking lot of Murphy’s Marketplace on Medford Lakes Road in Tabernacle, N.J. Patterson pled guilty to Carjacking and Robbery. Under terms of the plea agreement, Patterson will be sentenced as a persistent offender and will receive 25 years in New Jersey state prison. He must serve 21 years and three months before he is eligible for parole. The Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, J.S.C. set sentencing for September 7, 2012. Patterson... Read more →


Roundabout Proposed To Improve Safety At Riverton-Branch-Parry Intersection Freeholder Joseph B. Donnelly announced today that a public information session will be held Wednesday, June 6 from 4-7 p.m. to solicit public comments for the proposed intersection improvements to Riverton Road, Branch Pike and Parry Road in Cinnaminson. The public information session will be held at the Cinnaminson Community Center at 1621 Riverton Road in Cinnaminson. Staff from the County Engineer’s Office will be present to answer questions and have drawings of the proposed project available for review. A modern roundabout design has been proposed. This design would consolidate the three stop-controlled intersections of Riverton Road at Branch Pike, Riverton Road at Parry Road, and Branch Pike at Parry Road to create one four-legged modern roundabout. The plan involves minimal acquisition of additional property. Construction is expected to begin in 2013. Riverton Road and Branch Pike are county roads, while Parry... Read more →

41 Charged in Takedown of Major Drug Network with Ties to Latin Street Gangs in Camden

TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that 25 alleged drug dealers were arrested today in the takedown of a major narcotics distribution network with ties to the Ñetas that was dealing large quantities of heroin in the area of 4th and Royden Streets in Camden. Arrest warrants were issued for 41 people, including 28 alleged members of the network and 13 other alleged drug dealers from outside the network who were charged as a result of the investigation. Beginning early today, a multi-agency force fanned out across Camden to make arrests. By 11 a.m., 25 defendants were in custody, and 16 others were being sought on warrants. The charges stem from Operation Billboard, a nine-month investigation led by the Division of Criminal Justice, with assistance from the Camden City Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Today’s arrests include... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Seek Suspect Wanted for Rape in the 8th District

May 30, 2012 The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting three complainants between July 2010, and August 2011. On August 3, 2011, at 2:30am, a 24 year-old female complainant accepted a ride from an unknown male at Torresdale & Longshore Avenue, who was operating a newer model white pick-up truck with ladder racks holding a ladder. The male drove to 8100 Cresco Avenue where he forced her into a wooded area. There, he physically and sexually assaulted the complainant. On July 16, 2010, at 2:30am, a 26 year-old female complainant reported a physical assault under similar circumstances at 8000 Cresco Avenue, involving a similarly described male and vehicle. On May 15, 2012, a 27 year-old female complainant reported that in August 2010, at 8:00pm, she was physically and sexually assaulted under similar circumstances at 8000 Cresco Avenue after accepting a... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Arrest Suspect on Auto Theft Charges

press release May 29, 2012 The Philadelphia Police Department would like to thank the media and the public for helping us to arrest suspect Yolonda Millhouse. Millhouse has been identified as the suspect responsible for a theft from an auto on the 7600 block of Crittenden Street in Chestnut Hill where the complainant’s wallet was taken. On May 23, 2012, between 1:00am and 6:30am an unknown female was captured on surveillance video using the complainant’s credit cards at several locations. After releasing video surveillance video to the public on May 24, 2012, an anonymous tip was received identifying Yolonda Millhouse as the suspect. Yolonda Millhouse is 43 years-of-age and is from the 5900 block of North 12th Street. Millhouse is charged with fraud and related charges. Related articles Philadelphia Police Dept Crime Alert: Office Burglar Targets Laptops ( Philadelphia Police Detective Arrested For Theft ( Yankees catcher Russell Martin blasts... Read more →

Introducing Obama's Pot-Smoking Gang |

Remember when Bill Clinton said he tried pot but did not inhale? Well, you can count on Barack Obama to make no such claims. In fact, he inhaled over and over and over again. As a new biography points out, Obama had a gang of friends when he was younger, known as the Choom Gang, who would spend their days coming up with creative ways to smoke pot. In his 1995 memoir "Dreams of My Father," Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke "in a white classmate's sparkling new van," he would smoke "in the dorm room of some brother" and he would smoke "on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids." He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere. Now a soon-to-be published biography by... Read more →

Obituary: Tony Frye of Audubon, age 96

Tony Frye of Audubon, N.J. Tony Frye passed away on May 21, 2012. He was 96 years old. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy Frye (nee Booth). He was the dear father of Nancy Frye Brice, Diane (Dave) Hollingshead, Joseph (Pat) Frye and Gail Capriotti; grandfather of Curtis Jentsch, Michelle and Andrea Brice, Joseph Frye, Jr., the late Richard Frye, Deana Gresham, David Hollingshead, Dawn Cumella and Anthony Buchanan. He is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Frye was a WWII U.S. Maritime Service veteran. He owned and operated Frye's Moving & Storage for over 60 years. He was a member of the Oaklyn-Bettlewood Post #84 American Legion. He was also an avid writer of poetry and had over 500 editorials printed by the Courier-Post. Tony was known for his baking and keen sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by all who... Read more →

Philadelphia: Escape Prisoner Sean Johnson Wanted for Attempted Murder

May 30, 2012 On May 17, 2012 at 2:40pm, an 80 year old male was inside of his home in the 6600 block of Yocum Street. The victim heard a noise in his basement, went to investigate and was shot in the stomach and leg. The victim is currently in critical condition at HUP. As a result of investigation, Southwest Detectives identified Sean Johnson as a black male, 18 years-of-age from the 2100 block of South 67th Street as the person responsible for this burglary/attempted murder. A warrant was obtained and Johnson was taken into custody. On May 26, 2012, while at Southwest Detectives Division, Johnson escaped and is currently a fugitive. If you have any information about suspect Sean Johnson, please contact: Captain Naish or Lieutenant Walker Southwest Detectives Division 215-686-3183 Read more →

Galloway Township Police Blotter May 14-20

Blotter: May 14 – 20, 2012 CFS 877 Accidents 17 EMT 78 Tickets 103 FIRE 11 DWI 4 DV 13 Arrests 35 Burglaries- To Buildings: 5/14 S. Cologne Ave and S 4th Ave., 5/17 S. Berlin Ave., 5/20 Federal Ct. To Vehicles: 5/15 Jupiter Hills Ln. & Koch Ave. Arrests: 5/16 Leander R. Smith, 51, of Atlantic City was arrested by Ptl. Vincent Ceci for burglary and hindering apprehension. He was lodged in ACJF on $35,000 full bail. 5/16 Shaquile X. Martin, 20, of Galloway was arrested by Ptl. Daniel Choe for assault by auto while DWI for an April 7, 2012 accident. He was released on a summons. 5/17 Mark S. Cloud, 24, of Absecon was arrested by Ptl. William Schroer for DWI following a single vehicle accident. He was released on a summons. 5/17 Johnny Midi, 41, of Egg Harbor Twp. was arrested by Ptl. Jacqueline Crocker for... Read more → to Open Two New Jersey Distribution Facilities

Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hillsborough, NJ 3/2/11 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Amazon Making Plans to Open Two New Jersey Facilities, Expected to Create Thousands of Jobs, Including 1,500 Permanent Jobs Trenton, NJ – Joined by company representatives, Governor Chris Christie announced today the beginning of a long-term partnership with global e-commerce leader starting with the company’s plans to begin construction on two state-of-the-art fulfillment distribution center facilities in the state in 2013. Today’s announcement establishes a future partnership committed to growing New Jersey’s economy and creating quality jobs. These distribution facilities are expected to result in at least $130 million in capital investment, along with the expected creation of several thousand quality jobs for our families, including plans for over 1,500 full-time jobs, as well as thousands of full-time temporary, seasonal and construction jobs. The investment commitment is contingent on the receipt of economic development... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Mayor Redd Silent on Law Suit and recent filed Injunction

The Mayor of Camden Dana Redd was at the 18th Annual March for Jesus in Camden on Saturday. 100’s of believers who would welcome One Minute of Silence and opening a Holy Bible in a Classroom listen while the Mayor has kept silent for more then a minute now on her stand against Prayer and acknowledging the God of our Creation. I sat with Pastors in Camden at the event who know my work and expect God’s Will be done with or without them endorse the Mayors silence in the name of her king. Political Cronyism is the Legislative Experience of Mayor Redd with Role Models like George Norcross III, Assembly man Joe Roberts, and Assembly women Nilsa Cruz-Perez along with convicted felon Sen Wayne Bryant and they all chose a path of destruction for our Camden Public Education and the children they serve by denying a well rounded education... Read more →

Six Drivers Arrested For Driving While Intoxicated Over Memorial Day Weekend

Gloucester Township Police conducted enhanced DWI enforcement patrols this past holiday weekend as well as a DWI checkpoint on Saturday May 26th on Berlin-Cross Keys Road. The patrols began Thursday night and ended Monday night. Six drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated. Two drivers were arrested at the checkpoint Saturday night. Two drivers were also charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. These DWI enforcement details were funded by a Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund administered by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Officers assigned to these enforcement details focus their efforts on roadways within the Township that have been identified as having increased traffic volume and a past history of DWI arrest. The DWI checkpoint was funded by a Camden County Regionalized DWI Enforcement Sobriety Checkpoint $2,000.00 grant that was administered by the Camden County Prosecutors office. For information on the dangers of... Read more →

Support Our Troops in Afghanistan Care Package Drive

The Yellow Ribbon Club is pleased to announce that we are partnered again this year with the Ravitz Family Shop Rite Stores in sending care packages to the troops serving in Afghanistan. The Ravitz Family owns 5 stores locally and they will work with the Yellow Ribbon Club for the entire month of June in collections for care packages for the troops. The Yellow Ribbon Club will be visiting each store at the listed dates below to greet customers and exchange goods for yellow bows (while supplies last). But you do not have to only shop for the troops on the listed dates. You can shop for the troops at each store for the month of June on any day. There will be collection stations at each store. So please come out and shop for the troops on any day in June that is convenient for you. This is a... Read more →

CNBNEWS Face of Defense: Black Hawk Helicopters Land at AC International Airport

05/30/2012 03:34 PM CDT Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters land at Atlantic City International Airport, N.J., May 29, 2012. The crews are assigned to 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. The helicopters transported civilian employers of New Jersey's Guardsmen for "Boss Lift," an event run by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The civilian employers spent the day touring facilities and meeting soldiers and airmen. Related articles Face of Defense: Marine Cpl. Sean Grady and Ace on Duty ( Congressman Jon Runyan: My First Year in Congress Update ( Read more →

Bayshore Tea Party: We Need to Support Ryan Mauro Expose the Iman of Middletown

Here is a msg from Ryan Mauro...he needs our support on this guy! My name is Ryan Mauro and I'm the national security analyst for, the flagship website of the Clarion Fund. I am frequently on FOX News Channel and am a resident of Wall Township. I am writing you because I recently learned that the imam of Middletown's Islamic Society of Monmouth County, Reda Shata, is a supporter of the Hamas terrorist group. You can read more about Imam Shata in my article, "The NYPD vs. The Hamas-Supporting 'Moderate.'" The ISMC is currently seeking approval for a large expansion to accommodate its growing membership. On June 6th, I will be attending the Middletown Township Committee meeting that takes place in the court room at the Town Hall building at 1 Kings Highway. It begins at 7 PM and there is time allotted at the end for public remarks,... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Bellmawr Concert, 5k, Election, Youth Program |

( things going on right now in Bellmawr... instead of my usual wordy self, here's some quick hits. Bellmawr Concert in The Park Up first on Thursday May 31st, is Bellmawr's First Annual "Concert in the Park". This innagural event features cover band BlackHorse and will be held at the Recreation Center (Bell and Creek Rds) from 7-9pm. The band's website lists Journey, Boston and Foreigner as some of their top covered bands. Food and drinks will be available. Bellmawr Run For Education Saturday June 2nd brings a 5k run back to Bellmawr, when the Bellmawr Board of Education hosts a triple threat event featuring a 5k, a kids walk, and a family walk. Please see the web site for information on registering and any applicable fees. Water and Bike Safety Night On Monday June 4th, the Bellmawr School District is sponsoring a Water and Bike Safety Night. Held at... Read more →

Searchers Find Warship Evidence Close To Brooklawn Waterfront | GCN

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News A non-profit group called the “Andrew Doria – the First Salute,” wants to build a replica of the American warship scuttled and burned near the Brooklawn waterfront to avoid capture by British troops in 1777. The organization, along with David Howe of the Institute of Maritime History, is searching for the “Andrew Doria,” and some clues have been found. Howe and the group think they know the river location, which is heavily sedimented, where reportedly a British ship named the “Racehorse” was also burned and sunk. An initial reconnaissance managed to localize some of targets for further investigation, which according to the searchers is a necessary first step. “We found two or three possible sites near Brooklawn using sidescan sonar and a magnetometer, but did not have enough divers along to dive on this recent trip,” Howe said. His dive boat, “The Roper,” needing... Read more →

TICKETS ON SALE FOR American Legion World Series

The first American Legion World Series in its NEW official home sold a record-setting 86,162 tickets! ESPN3 covered the tournament for the first time, allowing people around the world to watch the games live. The Eden Prairie, Minn., team forced a 15th game on the last day and survived a 22-inning doubleheader to win the 2011 World Series. The Tupelo, Miss.,team held a 4-3 lead until the eighth inning of the final, but Eden Prairie claimed a 5-4 victory in the 13th inning. Great baseball, honors for fallen soldiers, and celebrations of the nation’s veterans and enlisted men and women created a high-energy patriotic spirit for the entire series. See exciting photos from all 15 games and the special events by clicking on thePhoto Gallery. Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 2012 to Graduate 170 Students |

Gloucester Catholic High School’s Class of 2012 will graduate 170 students during the Annual Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 31, at St. Agnes Church in Blackwood. The Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. at St. Agnes. Earlier in the day, graduates will be honored during the Annual Senior Awards Breakfast at Auletto’s Ballroom in Almonesson starting at 9:30 a.m. Class Valedictorian Timothy Scaffidi Claudia Gallagher Class Salutatorian. Related articles Gloucester Catholic High School Announcements, News, Sports ( Gloucester Catholic Graduation Ceremonies Held; 161 Receive Diplomas ( This Just In: Joe Rafferty Named Superintendent of the Gloucester City School District | cnbnews ( Mrs. Josephine Cerrone, of Brooklawn, WW II Navy Veteran, Saint Maurice Church Altar and Rosary Society, GCHS Alumni Class of '37 ( CNBNews Tips and Snippets: TownStats Available, Rams Baseball in the 'Limelight' , Et Cetera ( Good News/Bad News, Poverty Rate Increases, Rams... Read more →

States Schedule Hearings on Black Drum Public Information Document

Logo of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, chartered by U.S. Government for interstate cooperation in fisheries management. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release May 29, 2012 Arlington, VA - The States of New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on the Public Information Document (PID) to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Black Drum. The PID provides the public an opportunity to submit input on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's development of a Black Drum FMP. Public comment is being solicited on changes observed in the fishery; actions to be taken in terms of management, enforcement, and research; and any other concerns about the resource or fishery. The dates, times, and locations of the scheduled meetings follow. New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife July 11, 2012; 7 PM Galloway Township Branch of the Atlantic County Library... Read more →

President Obama: 50 years after Vietnam

In his speech at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., President Obama did more than just mark Memorial Day; he began the 50th commemoration of that conflict and those who served in one of America's longest wars. Fifty years ago, American forces stepped up operations in Vietnam. During the conflict, more than three million Americans served in the Vietnam war, and more than 58,000 American patriots gave their lives. And when U.S. forces returned home, too many never received the hero's welcome they deserved. Yesterday, President Obama told their story as it should have been told all along -- a story of patriotism, honor, and courage. Here's a short video to mark this important moment that you can share to help set the record straight and honor the service of Americans who fought in Vietnam: P.S. -- To learn more about what you can do to support all... Read more →

Browning Road resurfacing project to begin in Bellmawr |

A half-mile section of Browning Road here will be resurfaced beginning Thursday, the Camden County Department of Public Works announced. The $485,400 project will include the resurfacing of the roadway from Lewis Avenue to Belmont Avenue. This phase of the project involved the repair of concrete joint repairs throughout the project’s limits. When it is completed, the roadway will feature new concrete curbing, handicap accessible ramps, reset manhole castings, traffic striping and raised pavement markers. “Although every attempt will be made to keep the road passable during the construction, motorists should be aware of this project and choose an alternate route to avoid delays,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. via Related articles Resurfacing Of West Browning Road In Bellmawr Boro Has Begun ( Freeholders Honor Bellmawr Purple Eagles ( Bellmawr Police Arrest Two Suspects on Robbery ( Meandering w/ Mark... Read more →

Local Students Graduate from Gwynedd-Mercy College

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (05/30/2012)(readMedia)-- Officially completing their degrees at Gwynedd-Mercy College were the following students: Kerri Bulger of Gloucester City, NJ Lucy Zettlemoyer of Mount Ephraim, NJ In U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of "Best Colleges," Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked in the first tier of its category, which is largely attributed to its high graduation and retention rates. The college prepares students to become top professionals in the fields of allied health professions, arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1948, Gwynedd-Mercy College is a coeducational institution offering more than 40 associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Main campus is situated on Sumneytown Pike between routes 309 and 202 in Gwynedd Valley, Montgomery County. The college also offers degree programs for working adults through campuses in Plymouth Meeting, Philadelphia and Bensalem. Learn more at, or... Read more →

Calvin Zaun, of Cherry Hill, Gloucester City HS Alumni Class of '47

Calvin Zaun, of Cherry Hill, the father of the American POW whose battered face became an iconic image during the Persian Gulf War, died Sunday, May 27, at the Lutheran Home nursing-care facility in Moorestown after a long illness. Mr. Zaun’s son, Jeffrey, was held captive for six weeks by Saddam Hussein’s forces in 1991. Calvin and Marjorie Zaun found their quiet lives on Whitman Avenue in Cherry Hill plunged into a media maelstrom after their son’s captors paraded Jeffrey Zaun and other prisoners of war on Iraqi TV and forced them to read propaganda statements on Jan. 20. Mr. Zaun was born and raised in Gloucester City, and he graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1947. He served as a cook in the Air Force from 1948 to 1952, rising to the rank of technical sergeant. After the service, he worked for nearly 30 years at Linton’s all-night... Read more →


Georgia Dome - Atlanta, GA April 6th & 8th, 2013 Ticket applications will be accepted beginning March 12, 2012 through May 31, 2012, or until 20,000 applications have been received. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. The NCAA's determination regarding submissions and the timing thereof shall, in all cases, be final and binding. The NCAA shall not be responsible for any technical, technological, transmission or other such errors or failures in connection with the submission of ticket applications, or for any damages caused thereby. Each ticket admits the bearer to the two semifinal games (April 6) and the championship game (April 8). Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the stadium. Each applicant may request up to four ticket books.Each applicant must apply in his/her own name using his/her home street address (no PO boxes). Information regarding accessible seating will be provided at... Read more →

League recap: Gloucester Catholic extends undefeated streak to seven games - MaxPreps News

Gloucester Catholic Rams May 29, 2012 Gloucester Catholic (24-4, 10-0) has won seven games in a row, Tri-County - Diamond's longest active win streak. In the past week, the Rams won another four games, including a 5-0 victory over Buena and a 7-1 win over Holy Spirit. Brett Tenuto led Gloucester Catholic's offense with three hits and zero RBIs this week. Behind a 4-0 record over the past week, the Rams made the biggest jump in the national rankings, all the way from 747 to 545. Gloucester Catholic is currently No. 10 in the state of New Jersey, with an overall record of 24-4. After surrendering only one walks in the past week, the Rams remain No. 1 in that category for the season, with just 35 total. Gloucester Catholic's Steve Mondile threw five shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Kingsway on Tuesday. He pitched five scoreless innings and... Read more →

Gloucester Police Honor Frederick J. Blackburn, Killed In The Line Of Duty | GCN

Gloucester City Pollice Chief George Berglund (far left) was the MC. Patrolman Wm.Johnson, (second from right) and Sgt. Jason Flood organized the event. Mayor William James apologized on behalf of the citizens of Gloucester City to the family members (pictured) for taking 66- years to honor their grand honoro honor their grandfather and cousin. cnbnews photo By Albert Countryman Jr. Gloucester City News On a winter night February 27, 1946, Gloucester City Police Officer Frederick J. Blackburn, 75, was walking the beat at the intersection of Cumberland and Atlantic streets. A 34-year veteran of the Police Department, Blackburn was delivering a message, then Police Chief James Smith had told the Gloucester City News reporter. Blackburn was struck by a hit-and-run driver, and was found lying on Cumberland Street by William Hasty of Hunter Street. He suffered several internal injuries, a broken pelvis and cuts and bruises. He was treated by... Read more →

Gloucester City (13) at Pennsville (5), NJSIAA Tournament, Semifinal Round -

South Jersey, Group 1 - Softball - Gloucester Times, May 29, 2012 10:12 p.m. Gloucester scored 13 unanswered runs, including 10 in the fifth inning, as the third-seeded Lions roared past No. 2 Pennsville, 13-5, in a South Jersey Group I semifinal. Maddy McClintock's three-run double capped the rally and Kate Boulden pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to pace the Lions. Kassidy White scored three runs and Casey Kisielewski knocked in two for the Eagles. via Read more →

Man Commits Assault With Hammer And Knives |

On May 29, 2012 at approximately 1:53 pm the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to a 233 Lacascata Townhouses in Gloucester Township, NJ for a report of an adult male suspect who had assaulted an adult female friend with a hammer and threatened to stab her with a large knife. The female then was able to escape and call police. The female stated that the suspect had a history of pschyatric problems and may have been using narcotics. Arriving patrol officers spotted the suspect inside of the house and attempted to talk him into coming out. The officers reported that the suspect was acting abnormally and irrationally. Members of theGloucester Township Police Special Response Team (SWAT) responded and made contact with the suspect. Crisis Negotiators proceeded to attempt to talk the suspect out, but he refused to come out. Officers then entered the residence and utilized a less-lethal force Pepperball... Read more →

U.S. Bishops Prepare Catholics for Civil Disobedience: ‘We May Need to Witness to the Truth by Resisting the Law’ |

( - Having organized 43 plaintiffs—including the archdioceses of New York and Washington and the University of Notre Dame—to file 12 different lawsuits against the Obama administration last Monday alleging the administration is violating the religious freedom of Catholics, the Catholic bishops of the United States are now preparing Catholics for what may be the most massive campaign of civil disobedience in this country since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and early 1960s. “Some unjust laws impose such injustices on individuals and organizations that disobeying the laws may be justified,” the bishops state in a document developed to be inserted into church bulletins in Catholic parishes around the country in June. “Every effort must be made to repeal them,” the bishops say in the document, which is already posted on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “When fundamental human goods, such as the right of... Read more →

Gloucester City’s Bond/Loan Debt Totals $30.1 Million, Landlords Lose Rental License, Et Cetera TIPS AND SNIPPETS by Bill Cleary Gloucester City Mayor and Council passed two bond ordinances at the May 24 meeting, one in the amount of $716,000 and the other in the amount of $182,000 for a total of $898,000. The money from the first bond will be used for the reconstruction and resurfacing of various streets ($175,000), replacement of windows in various municipal buildings ($70,000), to purchase a sports utility vehicle ($35,000) for the fire department, building improvements to the Police Administration Building ($90,000), computer equipment for the Housing Department ($25,000), equipment for the Public Works Dept., such as dump truck with plow and spreader, a pick-up truck with plow and leaf collector ($206,000), holiday decorations ($35,000), new windows and doors at the Library ($50,000) and computer equipment for the Library ($30,000). The money from the second bond will be used by the Water/Sewer Department for the replacement of... Read more →

AMAC: Senate Democrats stubbornly refuse to allow consideration of a much-overdue budget’ -

press release BOHEMIA, NY, May 15 – “We’re just months away from a devastating, new financial tempest and Congress just sits there watching the gathering clouds,” warned Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. It’s a perfect storm that’s coming, consisting of a half-billion-dollars’ worth of expiring tax cuts and the onset of 18 new Obamacare tax hikes, Weber explained. “All because Harry Reid and his recalcitrant Senate Democrats stubbornly refuse to allow consideration of a much-overdue budget. “Think about it. It’s been three years since the Senate passed a budget, something they are required to do by law. Some speculate that any budget that comes to the floor for a vote might contain elements distasteful to the left and, thus, could negatively impact President Obama’s reelection campaign. Inaction, however, will certainly result in financial chaos.” The House passed a budget bill some time ago. It is... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim BOE Disagrees On Superintendent Search

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Now that Superintendent Joseph Rafferty has announced his resignation effective June 30, members of the Mount Ephraim School Board have three options in hiring a new superintendent. They are to hire a new superintendent, promote from within the school district, or enter a shared services agreement with another district. Board of Education (BOE) President Dominick Cipolone said he wanted to start searching as soon as possible, since summer is quickly approaching. He made a motion during last week’s BOE meeting to have NJSBA (New Jersey School Boards Association) perform a superintendent search for a fee of $7,000. Although the motion carried, Board Members Nicholas Salamone Jr. and Carl Ingram voted against it, stating that the process is moving too fast because they have not had time to investigate the other options. The NJSBA will provide candidates for a replacement, but will not assist... Read more →

Child Nearly Drowns In Small Pool |

press release On May 29, 2012 at approximately 10:33 the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to a residence on the unit block of Glamis Road in Gloucester Township, NJ for a report of a 1 1/2 year old girl who had drowned in an inflatable pool. The child's mother was visiting friends and several other children who were playing at the residence. Upon arrival officers found the residents performing CPR on the child, and were able to revive the child. EMS arrived shortly thereafter and immediately transported the child to Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. The child was last reported to be conscious and alert in stable condition upon arrival at the hospital. Related articles Motor Vehicle Crash in Gloucester Township ( Gloucester Township Bicycle Safety Rodeo A Success ( Ryan's Story - Bullying Parent Presentation ( Child, 4, drowns in Portsmouth pool ( Gloucester Township Police begin 101 Days... Read more →

Officer Down: Englewood Officer Victim Of Hit & Run Dies

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – An Englewood police officer has died after being run down during a traffic stop. The routine traffic stop turned into a hit-and-run around 12:05 a.m. Monday. It sent the police officer and the man he pulled over to the hospital. Officer Jeremy Bitner, 39, died from his injuries. The incident happened in the southbound lane in the 5200 block of Broadway. Both Bitner and the driver he pulled over, identified as Kevin Montoya, 20, of Littleton, were transported to Swedish Medical Center. Montoya is reported to be in stable condition and improving. He suffered a head injury and fractured tibia. Police said the driver, identified as Conner Donohue, 20, from Arapahoe County, fled the scene and the Littleton Police Department located him several miles from the scene. Donohue is being investigated for DUI and vehicular assault. “(He) was serving him a summons on the hood of... Read more →

Bellmawr Students Are ‘Wonderstruck’ At History Museum | GCN

By Chris Concannon, Gloucester City News A group of fourth grade students from Bellmawr Park School enjoyed the field trip of the year when they visited the American Museum of Natural History in New York City May 2. The trip was spearheaded by teacher Carol Benedict, with full support from Principal Elizabeth Calabria and Superintendent Annette Castiglione. Their day in the Big Apple was the culmination of their reading of “Wonderstruck,” by Brian Selznick, who also wrote “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” which is believed to be the inspiration for the film ‘Hugo.” The museum was jam-packed with dozens of exhibits to amaze the young onlookers, who were still remarking on their big day last week. The museum was the main setting for the “Night At the Museum” movie series, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams. The superintendent and principal each remarked that it was both an amazing... Read more →

Obituary: George A. Petreshock age 83, of Westville

George A. Petreshock of Westville, NJ passed away on May 17, 2012 at the age of 83. George was born in Simpson, PA and was a chemist for Hazel Bishop Company. His life was very involved in the Boy Scouts of America since 1940 and received the distinguished 50 year veteran award in 1994. He was Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 19 and 36 of Camden, NJ. George was very proud to have achieved Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow in LEKAU Lodge. He was a member of Delaware Valley Earth Science Society and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Survived by 2 sisters Barbara {Edward} Janda; Delores Ruple; sister in-law Gloria Petreshock and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service 12:00 Noon on June 2, at the Ellis-Stiefel Funeral Home 301 Highland Ave., Westville, NJ where friends may call after 10:00 AM. The... Read more →

UPDATED: Township Purchased over $70,000 of Equipment and Never Used It, Wasting Taxpayer Money |

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP -- After receiving several tips, has obtained through Open Public Records Requests, purchase orders and invoices on Public Works equipment that the Township purchased and never used. We also requested maintenance logs on the equipment that would provide us the hours logged for usage as well as any maintenance work done on the item during its course of usage. The Township indicated in their response that no records exist. With the lack of maintenance logs, we assume the tips are credible and the equipment has not been used. With the Township in financial deficit and employees furloughing, why is the Township allowing equipment to be purchased and stored to collect dust and depreciate in value. In February 2009 the Township purchased a $14,000 Mete-R-Matic XL Tow Type Topdresser from Lawn and Golf Supply Co Inc. For illustration purposes only This item was purchased so the Township could... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Brooklawn Memorial Day Photoblog |

Photo by Mark Matthews Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 Commander Ted Howarth at the Memorial Day Services. by Mark Matthews While I grew up in Bellmawr, my father Stanley was very active in the Brooklawn American Legion, and because of this Brooklawn was like a second hometown to our family. Ever since I was born, we've attended the Brooklawn Memorial Day services to honor the soldiers of Brooklawn and the country... who served us all... and too many giving the ultimate sacrifice to protect us, our children, and our way of life. My mother, brother, and I were there like everyone else to honor our greatest Americans, and we were also honored to present a wreath honoring my father Stanley. The Brooklawn service is an emotional one, and the recently added 9/11 Memorial remembering those who lost their lives associated to the 9/11 tragedy, and honoring the first reponders... Read more →

Pope's Assistant Remains in Custody

VATICAN CITY, May 28 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Paolo Gabriele is still in custody after being charged on Saturday, May 26 with the “aggravated theft” of confidential Vatican documents found in his apartment. The 46-year-old Italian, a father of three, has worked in the Papal Household under both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. He is one of very few individuals who have daily access to the Pope. In a statement issued May 28, Gabriele’s attorney said his client would offer “the most comprehensive collaboration” in all subsequent legal proceedings. He also said that the Pope’s butler had been “very peaceful and tranquil” during their recent discussions. Fr. Lombardi confirmed that the Vatican’s chief prosecutor, Nicola Picardi, has now completed the first phase of the investigation into Gabriele’s activities, which resulted in the decision to bring charges. Vatican magistrate Piero Antonio Bonnet will now carry out a second phase... Read more →

Philadelphia Orchestra to Perform West Side Story Score Oct 5-7; Tickets on Sale

source From October 5-7, the Philadelphia Orchestra will thrill music and movie fans alike with live performances of the West Side Story score as the newly digitally re-mastered, hi-definition film is screened above the orchestra in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. (Photo courtesy West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.) It’s a legendary tale combining classic with contemporary. A romantic and tragic blending of Shakespeare with Bernstein. A dazzling dance fusion of ballet with jazz. And, of course, it’s East meets West. It’s the celebrated and beloved Academy Award-winning film, West Side Story, accompanied live in concert by our very own Philadelphia Orchestra this fall. From October 5-7, The Philadelphia Orchestra will thrill music and movie fans alike with live performances of the West Side Story score as the newly digitally re-mastered, hi-definition film is screened above the orchestra in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. More... Read more →

Traveling With Man’s Best Friend |

by D.J. Wilson - It’s fun to indulge in travel and discover the world from a new perspective. In today’s society it is widely acceptable to share this experience with our pets. Pet friendly vacations are not simply designed to pamper our pooches; they are about spending quality time with man’s best friend. Things used to be vastly different. While growing up, our dog accompanied us on several rustic vacations to the lake and even panted along on a car trip to Florida. My Father, eyes weary from driving, lacked respite as the bed collapsed due to a poor frame. That less than elegant motel was the only place we could get reservations with a dog. That was thirty-five short years ago, when a majority of hotels balked at the idea of welcoming pets as guest. Lucky for us pet lovers, things have changed. Modern hotels are now offering services... Read more →

Law Enforcement Ride and Run to Remember Oct. 14

The second annual Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember, taking place on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Register today This event, a 54-mile bike ride in the DC Metro Area, is designed to celebrate and raise awareness about the role of law enforcement in our communities and raise funds to support and honor law enforcement officers. I rode last year and it was incredible to meet so many officers from across the country who came to ride in memory of the fallen colleagues they were close to. It was a real joy to cheer the other riders as they crossed the finish line! I can’t wait to get back out there on my bike again! Whether you are a law enforcement officer, know someone who is, or simply respect the work our officers do to keep us safe—this event is for you. Every 54 hours, a law enforcement officer... Read more →

FBI: Looking for Our Children ‘National Missing Children’s Day 2012’

Adji Desir Alexis S. Patterson Aliayah Lunsford Amber Elizabeth Cates Amanda Berry Amir Jennings Asha Jaquilla Degree Ashley Summers Bethany Leanne Markowski Bianca Lebron Bryan Dos Santos-Gomez Crystal Ann Tymich Daniel Barter Diamond Yvette Bradley Hailey Dunn Haleigh Cummings Jaliek L. Rainwalker Kara Kopetsky Kristin Denise Smart Kyron Richard Horman Lindsey Baum Michaela Joy Garecht Rachel Louise Cooke Reachelle Smith Rolando Salas Jusino Shaina Ashley Kirkpatrick Shausha Latine Henson Sierra Mae Lamar Steven Earl Kraft, Jr. Tabitha Danielle Tuders 05/25/12 Podcast: Crimes Against Children Unit These are just a very few of the children who are far from home today. Please take a minute to look at all the faces on our Kidnapping and Missing Persons webpage and see if you can identify Asha, Daniel, Sierra, or any of the other children listed there with their stories. Also take a look at the faces of the children who have been... Read more →

Remembering: PFC William Hamacher Hometown Gloucester City NJ

William Bernard Hamacher Private First Class B CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF United States Marine Corps Gloucester City, New Jersey July 11, 1949 to May 22, 1968 WILLIAM B HAMACHER is on the Wall at Panel 65E Line 011 See the full profile for William Hamacher source Vietnam Veterans Memorial from GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY: CPL RONALD JOSEPH BATES SGT HARRY G BRANNON SP4 WAYNE ALBERT COLANTUONO SGT CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL DANIELS PFC PAUL JAMES FLAHERTY PFC WILLIAM BERNARD HAMACHER CPL WILLIAM FRANCIS RIDGE PFC JOHN JOSEPH RODGERS PFC MICHAEL ARTHUR WALTERS Read more →


Ocean Township, NJ- On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The Prevention Coalition of Monmouth County (PCMC) will hold a networking breakfast during which attendees will learn about the Coalition. The breakfast will be in the First Floor Conference Room at the Monmouth County Human Services Building, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services located at 3000 Kozloski Road in Freehold. The Prevention Coalition of Monmouth County (PCMC) is a forum for community members and organizations with the express purpose of working together to reduce substance abuse in Monmouth County to ensure healthy, safe and drug-free lives. PCMC is charged with developing an annual plan to reduce substance abuse through sustainable prevention programs and strategies, increasing public awareness related to substance abuse trends and community resources and effecting community-level change through policy advocacy efforts. The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services awarded PCMC $202,000 per year... Read more →