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May 2012

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 http://www.virtualwall.org 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 →


PREVENTION COALITION OF MONMOUTH COUNTY REACHES OUT TO REDUCE SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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... Read more →


Remembering Sgt. James W. Harvey 11 Hometown Toms River NJ

Hometown: Toms River/Clark, NJ Age: 23 Died: June 20, 2011 Ghazni province, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Unit: 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky. Birth: Jul. 21, 1987 Livingston Essex County New Jersey, USA Death: Jun. 20, 2011 Ghazni, Afghanistan Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 23, of Toms River, N.J., died June 20 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky. Jimmy was... Read more →


CHFD: FOLLOW CHFD PARAMEDIC ON NATIONAL EMS MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE (DAY 6)

Signs along the road remember EMS members from around the country who were lost in 2012.. Once again, CHFD Paramedic Dave Milsted, the A-Group Medical Services Officer, is participating in the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride. This year's route will take Dave and nearly 100 other riders approximately 500 miles as they pedal from Boston, MA to Alexandria, VA over the course of 7 days. The CHFD will post updates from Dave as he sends them in. Here's Dave's recap from Day #6: "Day 6 Road Apples... Had to be ready to go by 6:45 am. What did we find?... Read more →


Remembering 1st Lt. Ashley L. Henderson Huff Hometown Belle Mead NJ

Hometown: Belle Mead, New Jersey, U.S. Age: 23 years old Died: September 19, 2006 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Army, 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, GA. Birth: Dec. 19, 1982 Covington St. Tammany Parish Louisiana, USA Death: Sep. 19, 2006, Iraq When she was looking at colleges, Ashley fell in love with Athens, and the University of Georgia quickly became her first choice for school where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and graduate in 2004. Ashley grew up in Louisiana and New Jersey, but enjoyed living in the South where she fell... Read more →


Obituary: Mrs. Kathryn L. Rusk, age 60, of Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

On May 24, 2012. Age 60. (nee Wrysec) Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Donna Rusk (Richard Cook), Denise Clifford (John), Dawn Rusk (Kirk Stuart) and Debra Rusk (Richard Durbin). Cherished grandmother of Matthew Katsoris Jr., Kasey Clifford, Morgan Clifford, John Clifford Jr, Brennan Clifford, Richard Cook Jr. and Sophia Stuart. Dear sister of Marion Murray (Charles), Louie Wrysec (Elaine), Elwood Mengle (Karen), Judy Mengle (Mike), Joe Mengle (Kathy) and the late John Wrysec (Darlene). Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday morning from 10 AM to 12 Noon at St. Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth St.,... Read more →


Dempsey Reminds Americans to Remember Meaning of Memorial Day

By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 28, 2012 - In a round of Memorial Day television interviews today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged Americans to reflect on the meaning of this national holiday, a message underscored by the on-going mission in Afghanistan as well as fresh reminders of the military's obligation to be ready to respond if called upon. "I would ask people to take a solemn moment at some point during the day to remember exactly what we are celebrating and that is we're celebrating our freedom," Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police begin 101 Days of Summer

PRESS RELEASE The Gloucester Township Police Department wants you to enjoy your Memorial Day Holiday Weekend and to always keep safety in mind as you begin to enjoy your 101 Days of summer. The 101 Days of summer - from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend can be one of the busiest and most dangerous travel times throughout the nation. The Gloucester Township Police Department wants to assist you in ensuring you have a safe, happy, and healthy 101 days of summer. Motorists are reminded to obey the speed limit, do not drink and drive, and always watch for pedestrians.... Read more →


Worth Reading: SCANDAL! CITIES PAY ANTI-GUN LOBBYISTS

by JEFF KNOX Cities around the country have created staff positions for professional lobbyists whose primary function is to drum up support for anti-gun legislation, ordinances and regulations. Part of these lobbyists salaries are being paid by grants from do-gooder foundations like the Joyce Foundation, but the balance of salaries, benefits and support costs are being borne by you, the taxpayer. An associate of mine in Florida named Sean Caranna was doing some research for his grassroots rights organization, Florida Carry, Inc., when he came across something on the agenda of the Orlando City Council that he immediately recognized as... Read more →


Remembering SSGT Joseph D'Augustine, Hometown Waldwick NJ

SSGT Joseph D'Augustine Hometown: Waldwick, NJ. Age: 29 years old. Died: March 27, 2012 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Unit: 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Birth: Aug. 21, 1982 Death: Mar. 27, 2012 Helmand, Afghanistan Staff Sgt. Joseph D'Augustine, 29, of Waldwick, N.J., died March 27 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Beloved son of Anthony and Patricia D'Augustine. Devoted brother of Michele, Nicole and Jennifer. Joseph graduated from Waldwick... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Dept Crime Alert: Office Burglar Targets Laptops

May 25, 2012 This suspect is believed to have stolen 18 laptops since mid-May. The Philadelphia Police Department and the Center City District have received reports of a suspect who has entered three office buildings without authorization and stolen more than 18 laptops since mid-May. Two thefts were reported to have occurred on Saturdays. On May 12th the suspect took 3 laptops and on May 18th he is suspected of stealing 9 laptops. An additional burglary was reported in the early morning hours of May 23rd and an individual wearing the same clothes from the previous burglaries was captured on... Read more →


Remembering Lance Cpl. Jon T. Hicks Jr. Hometown Atco NJ

Hometown: Atco, New Jersey, U.S. Age: 20 years old Died: September 10, 2007 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Birth: Oct. 30, 1986 Marlton Burlington County New Jersey, USA Death: Sep. 10, 2007 Al Anbar, Iraq Marine Lance Cpl. Hicks was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Hicks was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated as his unit was on patrol. Jon was a quiet and well-behaved teen who neighbors remember as... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Alert: Do you Know this Burglary Suspect?

May 25, 2012 On May 19, 2012, at 1:00pm, an unknown male forced entry into a building that is currently under renovation located at 5701 Kemble Avenue. Once inside the building, the suspect was captured on surveillance video cutting and removing large amounts of copper pipes for approximately 6 hours between 1:00pm to 7:00pm. The stolen copper was valued at approximately $50,000 and caused damage to the building while removing the copper. Suspect Description: Black male, 20-30 years-of-age, athletic build, goatee with mustache, wearing a green shirt, brace on his left wrist, blue jeans, necklace with a cross and dark... Read more →


Remembering Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, Hometown Colonia, NJ

Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard Age: 25 years old Hometown: Colonia, New Jersey. Died: January 19, 2012 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Unit: Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Birth: Oct. 27, 1986 Death: Jan. 19, 2012, Helmand, Afghanistan Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, 25, of Colonia, N.J., died January 19 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. They were assigned toMarine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Reinhard had enlisted in the Marines in... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Dept Crime Alert: Suspect for Fraud in the 14th District

May 24, 2012 On May 22, 2012, at 6:45pm, the complainant parked his vehicle on the 7600 block of Crittenden Street. When the complainant returned to his vehicle on May 23, 2012, at 7:20am, he noticed an unknown person entered his vehicle and took his wallet which contained several credit cards and identification. 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. The offender also arrived at each location operating a dark colored Buick sedan with dark colored wheels or hubcaps. Suspect Description: Black female,... Read more →


Lt Col. John C. Spahr Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S. Age: 42 years old Died: May 2, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Marines, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA.Birth: unknown, USA Death: May 2, 2005, Iraq Lt. Col. John C. Spahr was killed in action in Iraq. He had lived in San Diego, Ca. Son of the late Ronald C. Spahr. He was the 1981 graduate of St. Joseph's Prep and 1988 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Masters of Science in Physiology. Survived by his beloved daughter... Read more →


Join us - June 5th and June 6th !

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark cordially invites everyone to join them on June 5th and June 6th for the celebration of the Eucharist and to welcome the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Visit our websiote for more information: www.RCANCEM.org The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima continues her journey throughout the world in 2012, this time, visiting the Archdiocese of Newark from June 5, 2012 until June 25, 2012. Our Lady of Fatima statue begins her tour in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, located at 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ on... Read more →


Remembering Lance Cpl. Curtis Christensen Jr., Hometown Collingswood NJ

Lance Cpl. Curtis A. Christensen Jr. Hometown: Collingswood, New Jersey, U.S. Age: 29 years old Died: January 11, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Marines, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C Birth: Oct. 6, 1978 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Jan. 11, 2008 Al Anbar, Iraq Marine Lance Cpl. Christensen was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Curtis was born at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and attended Delran High School in New Jersey but was currently a resident... Read more →


Law mandates fitness for police officers | policeone.com

SWAT Officer with Lt. Dan Marcou You may not be aware of a long-overlooked law which mandates fitness for all law enforcement officers. Officers must train to achieve high levels of fitness or possibly suffer severe penalties under this law. The law requires a total commitment by every street officer in the nation to achieve a level of physical fitness conducive to survival, while: • Involved in foot pursuits • Overcoming suspect resistance • Fighting to maintain control of their duty weapons • Attempting physical rescues • Engaging in close quarter combat armed and unarmed • Providing effective backup to... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Dept. Crime Alert: Suspects Wanted for Residential Rape/Robbery

On May 22, 2012, at approximately 6:50AM, two unknown males entered a 29 year-old female complainant’s residence in the North Central section of the 22nd District. Once inside, the males demanded money, then sexually assaulted the complainant before fleeing with a DVD player and assorted jewelry. Description: Offender #1 Age: 25-30 years old Race: Black Sex:Male Height: 5’8″-5’9” Weight: 200lbs Complexion: Medium Brown Build: Medium Facial Hair: Light Mustache Clothing: Red hooded sweatshirt, blue jean shorts and sneakers. Description: Offender #2 Age: 23-25 years-old Race: Hispanic/possibly Puerto Rican Sex: Male Height: 5’6″-5’7″ Weight: 180 – 190lbs Complexion: Light Build: Medium... Read more →


2013-2014 American Legion baseball regional sites set

In 2009, Resolution 9 was passed by the National Executive Committee during The American Legion’s Spring Meetings. The resolution states that Legion Baseball regional tournaments will be held in one location for two consecutive years, beginning with the 2011-2012 season. With the 2012 season under way, the NEC recently passed Resolution 43, which declares the regional tournament sites and dates for 2013-2014. American Legion Baseball regional tournaments will take place Aug. 8-12, 2013, and Aug. 7-11, 2014. The eight cities that have been selected to host their division’s regional tournaments are: Northeast Division: Middletown, Conn. Mid-Atlantic Division: Brooklawn, N.J. Southeast... Read more →


Remembering Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, Hometown Gloucester City NJ

Cpl. Marc T. Ryan Hometown: GloucesterCity, New Jersey, U.S. Age: 25 years old Died: November 15, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA. Birth: 1979, Gloucester City, Camden County, New Jersey, USA Death: Nov. 15, 2004, Iraq Corporal Marc T. Ryan,of Gloucester City died suddenly on November 15, 2004 at the age of 25. A dedicated Marine Corp Corporal he gave his life for his country in Ramadi, Iraq while serving his country with pride and honor. The son of Former United... Read more →


Catholics Could Be Decisive Vote in November

By Hillary Senour Denver, Colo., May 25, 2012 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the presidential election draws closer, political expert Brian Burch is telling Catholics that if they turn out in slightly larger numbers at the polls, they will be “the decisive vote this November.” Although some Catholics tend to shy away from the political sphere with the mindset that it is unrelated to their faith, Burch said that due to recent developments, “we no longer have the luxury of keeping politics separate from religion.” “Politics in the state, in our federal government in particular, is coming into our... Read more →


Remembering Spc Richard C. Emmons III Hometown Woodstown NJ

Birth: Jul. 8, 1988 Death: May 31, 2011 Logar Lowgar, Afghanistan Spc. Richard C. Emmons III, 22, of North Granby, Conn., died May, 31, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La. Emmons' awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Combat Action Badge.... Read more →


City of Gloucester City Memorial Day Service Set for Monday

The Gloucester City Memorial Day Service will be held Monday, May 28th beginning at 11:00AM at the Veteran's Memorial Monuments at Broadway and Monmouth St. Event sponsored and organized by the VFW Post 3620, American Legion Post 35, and Gloucester City Celebrations Committee. Speakers to include Mayor Bill James, VFW State Commander Earl Courter, and High School Students. After the ceremony, there will be a parade down Cumberland Street to Freedom Pier, led by the Veteran's Color Guards and the Gloucester City String Band. At Freedom Pier, the Boat Launch will take place at the Delaware River with the Boat... Read more →


Voorhees Library to Stage Giant 2-Day Spring Book Sale, June 8 & 9

Deals on up to 50,000 books, DVDs, CD’s, videos, books-on-tape, plus more – Past used book sales at Vogelson Regional Branch Library in Voorhees have always drawn hundreds of shoppers because of the quantity, quality and deep discounts on items sold.] VOORHEES, NJ – May 23, 2012- The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library of the Camden County Library Systemwill hold its annual spring book sale on Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. “It’s one of the biggest library used-book sales in South Jersey. Typically people are lined up... Read more →


North Jersey Neurologist Charged for Writing Scripts Illegally

TRENTON Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a North Jersey neurologist was charged in a state grand jury indictment today for allegedly writing prescriptions while his license was under suspension by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. Magdy Elamir, 59, of Saddle River, was charged with second-degree health care claims fraud, third-degree Medicaid fraud and third-degree unlicensed practice of medicine. Elamir, a neurologist who had a practice in Jersey City prior to his suspension, was terminated from the Medicaid Program on Nov. 19, 2009 and his license to practice medicine was temporarily suspended on December 23, 2009. The... Read more →


Flags In' Tradition Honors Fallen Warfighters for Memorial Day

05/25/2012 01:33 PM CDT Army Pvt. Aaron Johnson places a small American flag in front of a grave during the annual "Flags In" event to commemorate Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 24, 2012. Johnson, assigned to the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard," was one of several soldiers to place flags in front of more than 260,000 gravestones and about 7,300 niches at the cemetery's columbarium. By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va., May 25, 2012 - More than 1,200 soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard,... Read more →


Philadelphia: Rolling Barrel Events

source http://www.rollingbarrel.com 2012 is filled with great festivals, fundraisers and concerts. Here’s what we have coming up. Or, click on our Major Events Calendar for a full list of activities you don’t want to miss. 5th Annual BBQ at the Ballpark | Jetro Lot @ Citizens Bank Park | Saturday, July 7, 2011 – General Admission 3-7pm Baseball. BBQ. Beer. Does it get any better than this? No way. This isn’t your average tailgate with frozen burgers and beers with gimicky packaging. This tailgate features the region’s best BBQ, the best craft beers, and a ton of other activities to... Read more →


Remembering Pvt. Anthony J. Sausto, Hometown Somers Point NJ

Pvt. Anthony J. Sausto Hometown: Somers Point, New Jersey, U.S. Age: 22 years old Died: May 10, 2007 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA. Birth: Nov. 10, 1984 Somers Point Atlantic County New Jersey, USA Death: May 10, 2007 Baghdad, Iraq Private 1st Class Sausto of Somers Point, New Jersey attended Oakcrest High School and always had aspirations to be in the military. He had been in the Army for eighteen months and had just been deployed in March. While his time in the service was brief,... Read more →


Philadelphia PD: Call to Action: Help Us Get Illegal ATVs and DIrt Bikes Off the Streets

May 22, 2012 SAFETY AND PREVENTION Courtesy of Philadelphia Neighborhoods With summer fast approaching, the incidence of dirt bikes and ATVs being operated on the streets of Philadelphia is increasing. These vehicles are not legal to drive on the city streets. They are also frequently operated in a reckless manner with disregard for pedestrians and other vehicles. The Police Department needs your help in preventing and stopping the illegal use of these vehicles. If you see a dirt bike or ATV on the street please call 911. Be prepared to provide a description of the vehicle and its operator. Understand... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Make Numerous Illegal Drug And DWI Arrests over the Past Week | cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net)On 05/17 at 1925 Michael Burgos (19) of the 200 block of Morris Street after being stopped at Collings and Essex for questioning regarding a burglary earlier in the year. Burgos was found to be in possession of 1 bag of marijuana. On 05/19 at 0143 a motor vehicle stop on Broadway and Mercer led to the arrest of Aaron Davis (37) of Camden City. Davis was arrested and charged with DWI after a breath test revealed his blood alcohol level to be .22%, above the legal limit of .08%. On 05/19 at 1127 a motor vehicle stop on Broadway... Read more →


Cooper Announces the 2012 Nursing Excellence Award Winners

posted on May 24, 2012. Tags: nursing, Nursing Excellence Award Winnersp Rebecca Johnson with her mentor, Brenda Franks. Cooper University Hospital is proud to recognize 16 nurses and other members of the healthcare delivery team for their hard work and dedication. These prestigious, peer-nominated awards honor the work of the recipients, whose leadership and practice promote the delivery of quality healthcare at Cooper. Each award, together with Nurse of the Year, has its own set of criteria for eligibility, including three letters of recommendation from staff within each nominee’s clinical discipline. “Every year, our nurses continue to go above and... Read more →


Domestic Threat White Supremacy Extremism

05/22/12 It was a gruesome and hateful crime—three men with white supremacist tattoos punching and kicking the face and body of an African-American man at a bus stop in Houston last summer simply because of the color of his skin. All three were recently convicted of the attack, following an investigation by the FBI and its partners. It’s not an isolated case. It seems like a throwback to a different era, but white supremacy—which sees whites as inherently superior to those of other races—still exists in America today. Having those kinds of beliefs is not against the law…as a matter... Read more →


June News for the Mt. Ephraim School District

Mt. Ephraim Public Schools May 23, 2012 Press Release: June Happenings: 1st - Kershaw Honor Roll Breakfast (Gr. 3 & 4) (8 to 8:30 am) 4th – 7th - Mary Bray Book Fair 6th - Mary Bray Honor Roll Breakfast (Gr. 3 & 4) (8 to 8:30 am) Mary Bray Book Fair Evening Hours (3 - 4 pm & 6 – 8 pm) Superintendent Search Community Input Session (7:30 pm Mary Bray School Gymnasium) 11th - B.O.E. Meeting (7:30 pm) RWK Media Center 13th - Mary Bray Fun Day ∗13th - Gr. 8 Graduation (6:30 pm) Tickets Required Last Day... Read more →


"Operation False Comfort;" Four charged in statewide senior financial fraud scheme

May 22, 2012 Attorney General Kelly announces arrests in "Operation False Comfort;" Four charged in statewide senior financial fraud scheme HARRISBURG ? Agents from the Attorney General's Insurance Fraud Section and Elder Abuse Unit have filed criminal charges against four Philadelphia area men accused of operating an elaborate financial fraud scheme targeting hundreds of senior citizens across Pennsylvania. Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendants as Bruce Howard Cherry, 52, of Philadelphia; Ross M. Rabelow, 52, of Southampton, Bucks County; Thomas J. Muldoon, 57, of Broomall, Delaware County; and Robert P. Lerner, 56, of Philadelphia. Kelly said the four defendants... Read more →


Pentagon, CIA, White House opened up to Hollywood on bin Laden raid - POLITICO.com

Just weeks after Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency officials warned publicly of the dangers posed by leaks about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, top officials at both agencies and at the White House granted Hollywood filmmakers unusual access to those involved in planning the raid and some of the methods they used to do it, newly released government records show. At a briefing in July 2011, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Mike Vickers told filmmakers Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow that the leaders of the the Special Operations Command couldn't speak to them for appearances' sake. However, Vickers... Read more →


Good News/Bad News, Poverty Rate Increases, Rams Alumni News, Et Cetera

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS by Bill Cleary GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS-Some flights leaving from the Philadelphia International Airport will be changing departure headings, according to Jon Collette, Airport Noise Manager. In a letter to Bob Bevan, aide to the Mayor of Gloucester City, the Manager said, “You might hear about an airspace change that is scheduled to occur on May 31. This will introduce several new departure headings over parts of New Jersey; however they are over areas southeast and southwest of the airport (Gloucester County). There are no new headings planned to go over Gloucester City.” NEW JERSEY POVERTY RATE... Read more →


Face of Defense: Marines Earn Citizenship Before Deployment

By Marine Corps Cpl. Isaac Lamberth 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, May 24, 2012 - Two Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 reached a turning point in their lives before deploying to Afghanistan. Marine Corps Sgt. Jose Guadarramapedraza, left, and Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Constable pose for a photo at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, May 16, 2012. They earned their U.S. citizenship before deploying. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Lamberth (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. Staff Sgt. Jason Constable, a watch officer and combat engineer, and Sgt. Jose Guadarramapedraza, an administration specialist, are now... Read more →


Weekly Basket: Profiting from Entitlements

Volume XVII No.21: May 24, 2012 As farmers finish the last of their spring plantings, lawmakers on the Agriculture Committees are scrambling to sow the seeds for costly new entitlements. Most of the programs under their jurisdiction—from payments to farmers and conservation programs, to research funding and food stamps—will soon expire, unless they are re-authorized in a new Farm Bill. But instead of leading efforts to separate the budgetary wheat from the chaff, the committees are digging in their heels and braying against real reforms like a pack of stubborn mules. Recently the Senate Agriculture Committee passed its bloated version.... Read more →


Philadelphia: Tickets on Sale for Made in America Music Festival | cnbnews.net

A brand new “Made in America” Music Festival is coming to Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. Jay-Z will headline and curate the two-day festival, bringing 28 musical acts to three stages along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for two days of awesome music on September 1-2, 2012. Officially titled the Budweiser “Made In America” Music Festival, the concert will be promoted by Live Nation, and performed on the Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps where The Roots will perform on the 4th of July and where Live 8 drew half a million people back in 2005. 14-time... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Summer Holidays | cnbnews.net

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net)Summer holidays are always fun! Whether you are busy planning a party or looking forward to attending one make sure that your dog will be safe by doing the following: If you are planning a party, make sure Fido has food, water, and a safe place to sleep away from the excitement of your guests. Some dogs become easily over stimulated and exhibit bad behavior because of stress. If you will be entertaining outside and Fido is in the house, put food out-of-reach so that he doesn’t create havoc while you are out celebrating. If you are... Read more →


CHFD: Follow CHFD Paramedic on the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride (Day 5)

A honor guard greeting the riders at the Princeton Rescue Squad. Once again, CHFD Paramedic Dave Milsted, the A-Group Medical Services Officer, is participating in the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride. This year's route will take Dave and nearly 100 other riders approximately 500 miles as they pedal from Boston, MA to Alexandria, VA over the course of 7 days. The CHFD will post updates from Dave as he sends them in. Here's Dave's recap from Day #5: "Day 5 Today Adam and I were joined by 4 riders from my perdiem medic job at Virtua Health. They also brought... Read more →


West New York Mayor, Son Arrested for Hacking and Disabling Website Calling for the Mayor’s Recall

May 24, 2012 NEWARK—The mayor of West New York, New Jersey and his son were arrested today for allegedly hacking into an e-mail account and website associated with a movement to recall the mayor, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Felix Roque, 55, of Hudson County, and Joseph Roque, 22, of Passaic County, are charged by complaint with gaining unauthorized access to computers in furtherance of causing damage to protected computers; causing damage to protected computers; and conspiracy to commit those crimes. Felix and Joseph Roque are scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark S. Falk in... Read more →


DRPA Completes Reverse Auction for Electricity

Four new contracts could save $1.33 million a year CAMDEN, N.J. – The Delaware River Port Authority this week completed a reverse auction for electrical power that could save the bi-state transportation agency more than $1.33 million a year. The reverse auction – in which qualified bidders assemble and compete to sell a good or service to a potential customer at the lowest price – resulted in contracts with four energy suppliers: South Jersey Energy of Folsom, N.J.; Integrys Energy Group of Chicago; the Hess Corporation of New York; and Reliant Energy of Houston. “Given our best assessment of current... Read more →


National Center Welcomes First Amendment Lawsuits Filed Against Contraception Mandate

May 23, 2012 Washington, DC - The National Center for Public Policy issued the following statement concerning the forty-three Catholic dioceses and organizations across the country that have announced religious liberty lawsuits against the federal government challenging the Obama administration's contraception mandate. "When the White House and HHS first put forward this mandate, we argued that it was a violation of the First Amendment. And we explained that it was a 'radical departure' from the traditional deference given to religious organizations" says Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy Research. "Instead of pulling it back, this Administration doubled... Read more →


Moorestown Township Police Department Incident Reports

Date: May 19, 2012 1. 8:32 AM – Theft – Resident from the unit block of E. Wilson Ave. reported a theft of a GPS unit from an unlocked vehicle sometime overnight on 5/12/2012. 2. 9:00 AM – Theft – Resident from the 600 block of E. Main St. reported a theft of change from an unlocked vehicle sometime overnight on 5/17/2012. Date: May 19, 2012 1. 12:21 PM – Theft – Complainant from the unit block of E. Main St reported a theft of three air-conditioning units from a locked shed sometime over the past several months Read more →


Woodbury Is One of Three Schools Nationally to Earn Award

May 22, 2012 press release The Woodbury Junior-Senior High School last week received an award and $25,000 for being named by the College Board as one of the three most inspiring high schools in America. The district received the 2012 Gaston Caperton Inspiration Award from the College Board at a celebratory assembly held May 17 in the school. The College Board’s Gaston Caperton Inspiration Awards recognize schools for creating a college-going culture by improving the academic environment and helping underserved students achieve access to higher education. Schools earning the award demonstrate consistent growth across the entire student population in the... Read more →