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July 2012

Could ObamaCare Make The Uninsured Problem Worse?

from Investors Business Daily – John Merline - When President Obama was selling health reform, he often talked about providing universal coverage. But a Congressional Budget Office report out this week finds that goal getting more elusive. The report found that despite ObamaCare’s $1.2 trillion price tag, it would only cut... Read more →

Senator Weinberg Response to Reverend Torres

Dear Reverend Torres, I appreciate your input. If you have any information to back up your claims of corruption in the mayor's office, I think you should ask for a meeting with the U.S. Attorney. Loretta Weinberg Senator, District 37 Related articles John Paff: Regarding Senator Loretta Weinberg Comments on Filing... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Junior Police Academy

From July 9th- July 20th the Gloucester Township Police Department conducted their first ever Junior Police Academy classes. There were 49 graduates who completed the program. The first week were cadets aged 10-12 years old and the second week was for ages 13-15 years of age. The Junior Police Academy was... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Enjoyed the Growing Up Gloucester Article

Bill What a nice human interest article. It was especially interesting for me me since (1) Walt Butler and I developed the playing rules (everyone plays a quarter etc), I coached Orlando's (a few of my players were Stan Booth, Bob Weichman, Franny Hass, Jake Miller etc., Also both my sons... Read more →

Your Money: State To Fund New Fire Suppression System, Chimney Repairs, At MEC

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) announced last week that it will fund two projects at Mary Ethel Costello (MEC) School, Cumberland Street, Gloucester City. The SDA is earmarking $450,000 to fund a new fire suppression system, which will bring the school up to fire code, and chimney repairs. “Two... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for August 2 issue

Gloucester City Council To Ban Fishing At Freedom Pier SUV Hits Pole And Snaps In Half; Two People Hurt Gloucester City School Board Welcomes Superintendent Joseph Rafferty Bellmawr CPR Student Saves Victim Choking In Restaurant RELATED TOPIC: cnbnews Weekly Poll Should Fishing be Banned at Freedom Pier, Gloucester City NJ YES... Read more →

Bancroft CEO Receives Award Honoring Exemplary Female Leaders

-- Toni Pergolin Recognized with 2012 Brava! Award -- Haddonfield, N.J. – July 31, 2012 – Bancroft President and CEO Toni Pergolin recently won an award for outstanding leadership from a Philadelphia organization. Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine selected Pergolin from among 200 nominees for its Brava! Awards. The Brava! Awards recognize leading... Read more →

Suspect Involved in Franklinville Shooting Arrested in Philadelphia

Robert A. Bell (DOB 7/20/74), of 1056 So. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown NJ was arrested in Philadelphia this afternoon (7/31) on charges that he attempted to murder a 38-year-old Franklinville NJ man in a shooting incident on July 26, 2012. Bell was apprehended without incident in a vehicle stop near a... Read more →

Welcome Home Staff Sgt. Armond Seaman August 4

Welcome Back From Afghanistan Burlington City, New Jersey Who: Staff Sgt Armond Seaman When: Saturday, August 4, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM Where: 619 Bordentown Road Burlington City, New Jersey 08016 Please come out to welcome home Staff Sgt Armond Seaman from his deployment in Afghanistan. Joined the U.S. Air Force right... Read more →

Teams have responded to more than 100 fires in the first 25 days of July

Between July 1 and July 25, Tulsa Red Cross Disaster Action Teams have answered the call for fire assistance more than 100 times. That’s 25 percent more than last year’s annual average of 2.8 disaster responses per day. Since Sunday alone, the Tulsa Red Cross has responded to 16 home fires... Read more →


PHOENIX—The FBI; Arvada, Colorado Police Department; Flagstaff, Arizona Police Department; Roy, Utah City Police Department; Pocatello, Idaho Police Department; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown male pictured below. The unknown male enters the bank, approaches the teller, and has been known to... Read more →

Attention Tabernacle Township Residents

Good Evening, this is William Lowe Emergency Management Coordinator for Tabernacle Township with an important public safety message for the residents of the Patty Bowker/Zimmerman Road/Washington Way areas of the Township (including Gamain Road and Lillian Street. The Burlington County Mosquito Division advises that it will be treating the area for... Read more →

CNBNEWS Hunting and Fishing: Big Game Scoring

2012 BIG GAME SCORING PROGRAM BOOK AVAILABLE HARRISBURG – Copies of the 2012 Pennsylvania Big Game Records are available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission online at The Outdoor Shop, www.pgc.state.pa.us, or call 1-888-888-3459, or mail your remittance to: PA Game Commission, Dept. MS, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Over the... Read more →

(video) Free Military Child Tutoring Program Doing Well in Galloway School District

Bill, I just wanted to bring you up to date on what has happened since I won the Great American Teach Off Grant! My vision is to expand the program (Free Military Child tutoring-They are Heroes Too!) is now a reality! It's incredible how many people volunteered to work with the... Read more →

FBI Searching for Wells Fargo Bank Robber

The FBI and the Falls Township Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 951 Trenton Road in Fairless Hills (Falls Township), Pennsylvania, on July 28, 2012. At approximately 11:36 a.m., the subject... Read more →

Retired Hammonton Detective Sentenced to State Prison for Leaving an Accident Scene

MAYS LANDING– A retired Hammonton detective was sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident that left a 15- year-old boy dead in Hamilton Township in 2010, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain stated. In August of 2010, Anthony Scaltrito,... Read more →

Area Residents Graduate from TCNJ

EWING, NJ (07/30/2012)(readMedia)-- The following local residents were among 1,726 students who participated in the 2012 Commencement Ceremony at The College of New Jersey on Friday, May 11, 2012 on campus in Lions' Stadium: Kimberly Boden, a resident of Wall, NJ, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies . Christopher... Read more →

New Jersey Citizen Action Releases Report

Showing Impact to New Jersey Residents of Ending Bush Tax Cuts for Richest 2% of Americans Wealthy Few Would Still Reap Significant Tax Breaks Highland Park, NJ – If the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Republican plan this week to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for one year for the... Read more →

The tank that could not be stopped

source http://www.iwatchnews.org Introducing our editorial cartoonist, Rob Tornoe The Army is in a battle to save $3 billion by halting work on the military’s premier M1 Abrams tank. Congress so far has blocked the Army’s proposal, in a move led by lawmakers that have received millions of dollars in campaign donations... Read more →

CNBNEWS Video: A Nice Day in Gloucester City NJ

On a sunny day in July CNBNews took a ride through Gloucester City stopping along the way at the Lane and Thompson Avenues Playground, the Community Garden at Market and Atlantic Streets, the new baseball fields on Johnson Blvd, (at the Billy Flynn Sports Complex), the new City Water Plant. Also... Read more →

Gloucester City Youth Soccer Registration Tuesday, July 31

Registration for Gloucester City Youth Soccer on Tuesday, July 31st at 8:30pm prior to our team draft at O'Donnell's Restaurant banquet room. Early saver registration is $45.00 for 1 child, $35.00 for 2nd, $20.00 for 3rd child with a max family amount of $100.00. Each child is required to sell 5... Read more →

25-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot in Atlantic City

Atlantic City– An Atlantic City man was found fatally shot in Atlantic City last week, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain stated. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a shots fired call on the 500 block of N. South Carolina Avenue near Carver Hall Apartments. Upon... Read more →

“Would Be" Thieves Apprehended By Police

On Sunday night, July 29th, 2012 at 6:51 PM officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the Divers Academy located on Liberty Place for a reported theft from an exterior fenced in area. While on location with the victim, the initial arriving officer obtained the perpetrators' and their vehicle... Read more →

U.S. Bridges Built by Chinese With Our Tax Dollars | AMAC, Inc.

In an ABC News investigative report on the rebuilding of American infrastructure, it was learned that three major bridge projects in the U.S. were awarded to Chinese government owned construction firms, rather than U.S. companies. ABC reported that each project — the Alexander Hamilton Bridge in New York, a new bridge... Read more →

Obituary: David Edward Barger, Sr. "Bird" of Thorofare and National Park

David Edward Barger, Sr. "Bird" of Thorofare and National Park on July 27, 2012. Age 52 years. A good hearted, people pleaser, Bird loved life. Every morning he would begin the day at Heritage's with his coffee club friends and then would head to Beach Hill. Christmas was his favorite time... Read more →

The Hoover Legacy, 40 Years After Part 3: Another Side of J. Edgar

07/27/12 The mid-1930s were an important turning point for Hoover’s Bureau. It had just defeated a series of dangerous gangsters. Its agents were now heralded as “G-Men.” And it was no longer one of several indistinct “Divisions of Investigation.” In July 1935, it was given a new name to go with... Read more →

Obituary: SNYDER Grace S., age 70 of Gloucester Heights NJ

On July 27, 2012. (nee Jackson) Age 70. Of Gloucester Heights. Loving wife of 24 years to the late Leroy J. Snyder. In the loving care of her devoted children: Kevin (Dina) Snyder of Mount Ephraim, Brian L. Snyder, Sr. (Rebecca) of Gloucester Heights and Scott Snyder of Gloucester Heights. Beloved... Read more →

Counties on the hook for debts of South Jersey Economic Development District | pressofAtlanticCity.com

Discussion of the district’s future has dragged on for months since its financial problems were brought to light earlier this year. Audits hadn’t been completed in three years; NextGen contractors hadn’t been paid. Meanwhile, longtime Executive Director Gordon Dahl’s salary had increased by more than 40 percent in six years. The... Read more →

Sophisticated ID Theft Criminals Sentenced

NEWARK—Two individuals pleaded guilty and three others were sentenced this week in Newark federal court in connection with their roles in a large scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Another individual pleaded guilty and was sentenced for his role in a similar, but separate, scheme.... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Making it Rain

WEEKLY BASKET Volume XVI No.28: July 27, 2012 With much of farm country baking, some lawmakers in Washington see therecord-setting drought as a perfect opportunity to make tax dollars rain on favored special interests. But instead of calling for a speedy and open debate about the appropriate role for federal taxpayers,... Read more →


Webcast planned for public drawing of elk licenses HARRISBURG – Hunters looking to participate in this year’s Pennsylvania elk season have until Aug. 26 to submit an application through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). This can be done at any issuing agent or through the “Enter Elk... Read more →

Camden Man Sentenced to State Prison for Employing Juveniles to Distribute Heroin

TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a Pennsauken man was sentenced to seven years in state prison today for using juveniles to distribute heroin for his drug ring in Camden. Ronald Brown, 32, of Pennsauken, was sentenced to seven years in state prison, including three years and nine... Read more →

Mount Ephraim School District Calendar for Sept. Oct. Nov. | cnbnews.net

MT. EPHRAIM PUBLIC SCHOOLS The school calendar of events for the months of September, October, and November is as follows: September 3 – Schools Closed – Labor Day September 5, 6 & 7 – Early Dismissal September 12 – Kershaw Back to School Night September 19– Mary Bray Back to School... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News released July 27th

Reconstruction of Broadway Bridge in Gloucester City The Camden County Department of Public Works is in the process of reconstructing the Broadway Bridge connecting Gloucester City and Brooklawn. The $4,154,144.00 project includes the demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new bridge including new abutments, bridge span, decking and... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Outrage over Gloucester City's "Iron Lady" Statue

BY MARK MATTHEWS cnbnews.net A Gloucester City woman has written a letter expressing "indignation and sense of outraged feelings at the statue of a nude female in the park at Gloucester City." She goes on to say the statue should be draped or removed! "It's bad enough to see females bathing... Read more →

Update: Driver of Vehicle Involved in Traffic Accident Charged with DWI, Driving with a Suspended License | cnbnews.net

The SUV hit the telephone pole at the corner of Nicholson Road and Rutgers Avenue breaking it in half. The SUV rolled over on its side trapping a young woman. There were three other occupants. The driver and the woman were taken to the Cooper Hospital, Camden NJ. The woman remains... Read more →

Legion State Baseball Tournament Results: Four District Winners are Lyndhurst, Flemington, Brooklawn Red, West Deptford | cnbnews.net

The Tournament is a "Double Elimination" Tournament - Two Loses and a Team is eliminated from the Tournament. Each District will produce a Winner and a Runner Up who will go on to the Final 8 at the State Finals tobe held at Mercer County Park starting Tuesday, July 31. In... Read more →

"BAM BAM" Sentenced to Serve 10 Years in Prison

An Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang member from Houston was sentenced today to serve 10 years in prison for his role in an aggravated assault that took place in Tomball, Texas, in September 2008, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson... Read more →

Laurel Springs: Homeowner Held At Gunpoint, Gagged and Bound

LOCATION: Jefferson Drive, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021 CASE #: 12-35527 **UPDATE - This investigation has revealed that the victim's of this incident were believed to have been targeted because of their legitimate employment at a local jewelry store. It is believed that this crime was not a random act, and that... Read more →

Steubenville Axes Catholic Chapel from Logo Because of Threatened Lawsuit

Steubenville, Ohio, Jul 26, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- In response to a threatened lawsuit from an atheist group, the Steubenville, Ohio city council says it will remove from its new city logo an image of the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s chapel. The action drew criticism from Franciscan University’s vice president... Read more →

Motion Sensing Security Lights Recalled | cnbnews.net

by HeathCo due to Electrical Shock Hazard Sold Exclusively at Home Depot WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal... Read more →

Your Money: $2.6 Million for South Jersey Bus Rapid Transit Project

CAMDEN, NJ -- Thursday, Congressman Andrews announced that the South Jersey Bus Rapid Transit project, an effort that will bring much needed traffic relief to our region and deliver quality construction jobs to South Jersey, has been chosen to receive a $2.6 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation. Congressman... Read more →


GLASSBORO, N.J., July 26, 2012 – Residents of Whitney Crescent are hailing the completion of their newly constructed, 100 percent-occupied affordable townhome-style rental community – both of which were achieved earlier than projected. Revitalization and re-tenanting of the neighborhood took less than two years thanks to the highly specialized expertise and... Read more →

CNBNews Weekly Poll: Should Fishing Be Banned at Freedom Pier?

BY BILL CLEARY (cnbnews.net)Gloucester City Council introduced an Ordinance on First Proprietor's Park Walkway Gloucester City NJ reading July 28 that forbids fishing at Freedom Pier, King and Cumberland Streets. The site is the future home of the proposed Otts Restaurant. The new law came about because of a few fishermen... Read more →

American Legion Unveils Sculpture Honoring Fallen Heroes

A work by famed New York sculptor Greg Wyatt was unveiled in a July 25 ceremony at The American Legion’s Washington, D.C., office. The 7-foot tall cast bronze statue, "Angel and the Dying Unknown", was created as a tribute to the sacrifices of America’s fallen warriors. The sculpture depicts a guardian... Read more →

FBI — Suspect in Gunpoint Robbery of Pharmacy Charged

Steven E. Watts, 44, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with one count of robbery which interfered with interstate commerce and one count of using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that the defendant committed a... Read more →