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I just read the article from Ken Doyle about not being able to fish from Freedom Pier. Now I don't know how other Gloucester CITY residents feel, but no fishing is just not right. We have two, what used to be nice piers, and Gloucester City cannot take care of them? These areas are not that old. Come on, how does the city expect people to come here to live if the two places that should offer some type recreation for free to the residents, especially senior citizens, cannot be taken care of? There have been so many promises about... Read more →

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 the ranks of the uninsured in half, leaving 30 million without coverage. That’s seven million more uninsured than the CBO first projected in March 2010. The latest downgrade comes in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, which gave states the freedom to reject ObamaCare’s massive expansion of Medicaid.... 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 of OPMA Lawsuits Sen. Weinberg proposes temporary Meadowlands casino for 2014 Super Bowl PolitiFact N.J.: Loretta Weinberg incorrectly says PolitiFact listed Scott Walker, Chris Christie among most untruthful governors Letters: Hug a tree and starve Letter to the Editor: Camden Activist Ulysis Delgado continues protest Letters to the Editor:... 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 a tremendous success as the partnership between our police department and our township youth continue to build and get stronger. The following you tube video contains highlights of just some of the many activities that the cadets form both classes participated in: The following link contains a photo... 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 (Tom & Scott) played in the league with other teams, and I later refereed high school and college basketball with Alan's dad Sam (Mester). Hal Merritt and Franny Powers two excellent high school basketball referees donated their time each weeks in working the games bro bono.. The league was... 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 years ago I stood in Mary Ethel Costello School and highlighted the issues plaguing the 100-year-old building,” State Senator Donald Norcross (D-5) said. “This long-overdue funding will help ensure the safety of students, faculty and administration at this school,” Norcross said. Currently, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students attend... 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 19.67% (24 votes) NO 80.33% (98 votes) Total Votes: 122 Cast your vote above, right hand column Related articles Another Traffic Accident on Nicholson Road | Change on the Horizon for Post Offices in the South Jersey Area | Breaking News: Gloucester City School Supintendent's Contract Will... 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 women executives who encourage local philanthropy, mentor fellow CEOs, and set their companies on the path to "tremendous" growth. Pergolin was one of 25 CEOs selected to receive this year's awards. Among Pergolin’s accomplishments recognized by the Brava! Award: She helped save Bancroft from a severe financial crisis, taking... 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 friend’s residence in the 4000 block of Torresdale Ave. The Fugitive Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office was assisted in the arrest by officers of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force from the agency’s Camden and Philadelphia offices. Bell was unarmed. He is being held without bail in... 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 out of high school and is now 29 years old Just celebrated 8 years of marriage with wife Heather They have 3 children; 2 girls, and 1 boy; ages 5, 3, and 2. He returns from his 4th Deployment where he is an airplane mechanic and crew chief, working... 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 and provided more than $10,000 in financial assistance for shelter, food and clothing to 24 families who have suffered fire-related losses. During the same five days, area fire departments, police departments and emergency managers have called upon the Red Cross to provide critical canteen services for emergency responders on... 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 present a demand note. The suspect has also been known to have a black, zippered portfolio. He is described as a white male, 5’6”-6’2” tall, 55-60 years old, with a thin build, gray hair, a mustache. He has been described as wearing glasses, blue jeans, and a blue polo... 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 adult mosquitoes tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31st, weather permitting, between at 7:30 PM and 9 PM. While the pesticide is harmless to people, it will be applied in a mist form by a truck-mounted sprayer and residents are encouraged to stay indoors while the treatment occurs. This action by the... 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,, 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 counter sales cost $5, which includes sales tax; mailed copies are $6.25, which includes shipping and handling costs. For additional information, contact Pennsylvania Big Game Records Program Coordinator Bob D’Angelo at the Game Commission Harrisburg headquarters ( “Hunters who follow Pennsylvania’s Big Game Scoring Program will find it interesting... 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 children including teachers from the Galloway district, students from the Richard Stockton College who gave us the space on campus to hold the tutoring program and volunteers from United Way. We have 35 children now and I am expecting five more in the near future. Some children are stationed... Read more →

Camden County Library System Would Like Your Opinion

VOORHEES, NJ – July 30, 2012 – The Camden County Library System is seeking input from its customers and the public in general about how it meets their needs and what it should do in the future. The survey is part of the library’s strategic planning as it considers what to keep and what to change for the next five years in terms of programs, services and materials. “Circulation of our materials, visits to the library and the number of people attending our program events at all eight branches have been consistently rising over the years, so we know that... 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 entered the bank; threatened a teller with a large-frame, long-barrel black revolver; and jumped over the teller counter. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank in a medium-blue, mid-size SUV and traveled in an unknown direction. The subject is described as... Read more →


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Gloucester City Fire Department for marching in our 4th of July parade and taking part in our ceremonies honoring Jim, John & Tommy at the Sylvester, West memorial. We would also like to thank the Bellmawr Fire Department along with other organizations and individuals who took the time in placing wreaths, flowers or other symbols of remembrance at the Memorial at King’s Hwy and Station Avenue. Ever since the monument was dedicated in December of 2007, the Fire Department has been stopping at the site during the 4th of... 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, 64, of Hammonton, turned himself in to the Hamilton Township Police Department after fatally striking Justin Montgomery, of Hammonton, with his vehicle and fleeing the scene of the accident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene minutes after the crash. Scaltrito was subsequently charged with leaving the scene... 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 Piccione, a resident of Haddon Township, NJ, earned a Bachelor of Sciencein Accountancy . Brian Roddy, a resident of Belmar, NJ, earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy . Eamonn Maliff, a resident of Wall, NJ, earned a Bachelor of Arts in History Secondary Education Magna Cum Laude. Matthew... 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 richest 2 percent of households making over $250,000, the wealthiest 5 percent of New Jersey taxpayers in that income group could get a disproportionate 45.7 percent of the total tax breaks in their state. They’re average tax cut would be about $27,000. In contrast, if Congress passed President Obama’s... Read more →

The tank that could not be stopped

source 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 by the tank’s manufacturer, General Dynamics. A deep analysis of spending and lobbying records by the Center for Public Integrity revealed that sharp spikes in the company’s donations - including a two-week period in 2011 when its employees and political action committee sent the lawmakers checks for their campaigns... 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 shown are the Little League Fields being rebuilt, Johnson Blvd and Nicholson Road, the Martins Lake Playground and the Johnson Blvd. Jogging Track. RELATED: CNBNEWS CATEGORY FILM RELATED: CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS Background music: Cherry Bomb, John Mellencamp and Bill Pinkley,... 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 raffle tickets (10 max tickets per family). Tickets should be paid for at time of are $5.00 each. Please visit our website at and like us on facebook at Gloucester City Youth Soccer. If you have any registration questions, please don't hesitate to call the league phone... 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 arrival, police discovered Sedrick Lindo, 25 (D.O.B. 3-20-1987), fatally shot. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene. The victim’s next of kin have been notified. No arrests have yet been made. This homicide is under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit... 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 discriptions and broadcast that information to other patrol units that were actively canvassing the area. A short while later officers located the suspect vehicle traveling in the area. The vehicle was stopped without incident and its three occupants were detained. Officers also located the items that were stolen from... 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 connecting San Francisco to Oakland and a bridge in Alaska — were all awarded to Chinese government construction companies using Chinese workers to build the projects. The clip shows President Barack Hussein Obama addressing a crowd of his supporters with the Alexander Hamilton Bridge in the background. “Help us... 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 of the year and enjoyed get togethers with his family. He loved spending time at the shore; especially when he was fishing and crabbing and also loved to go camping and four wheeling in the mountains. He was a volunteer member of the National Park Fire Department for 12... 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 its rising success—the Federal Bureau of Investigation. - View 1938 letter from J. Edgar Hoover to Genevieve Cooper. Still, the young FBI faced plenty of criticism, some justified and some not. During this time, it worked closely with the Department of Justice (Attorney General Homer Cummings was leading a... 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 Sister of Theodore (Betty) Jackson of Pennsauken, William (Donna) Jackson of Haddon Heights, Joseph (Patricia) Jackson of West Deptford, Ruth Jackson of Gloucester Heights and the late John Jackson (surviving wife Nancy) of Deptford. Cherished grandmother of Megan, Emily, Brian L. Snyder, Jr., Jessica and Natalie. Survived by many... Read more →

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

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 board voted Dahl out, after which the magnitude of the agency’s problems become more apparent. Nearly $150,000 was still owed on an air traffic control simulator that was supposed to be financed through grants already received. Nearly $400,000 was missing from revolving loan funds, inappropriately used for the agency’s... 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. According to documents filed in these cases and statements made court: Sang-Hyun Park, a/k/a “Jimmy,” was the leader of a criminal enterprise (the “Park Criminal Enterprise”) that operated in Bergen County, New Jersey, and elsewhere, that engaged in identity theft and financial fraud. Park pleaded guilty on January 9,... 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, these lawmakers are discussing parliamentary tricks to stiff-arm the rest of Congress that isn’t on the Agriculture Committee. Calls to enact a nearly trillion-dollar Farm Bill without debate and without amendment are a brazen end-run around democracy and a cynical exploitation of the drought. The $957 billion Farm Bill... 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 Drawing” icon in the center of the agency’s homepage ( Applicants must pay a $10.70 non-refundable application fee to be included in the drawing. Details on the elk season and drawing are available on pages 86-88 of the 2012-13 Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest, which is provided to license... Read more →

Struggling Veteran Gets Help, Secures Job

By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 - When Corey Wynn was struggling with a lengthy job search and a bout with unemployment, a group of veterans' organizations helped him in a variety of ways. Corey Wynn struggled after he left the military, but got help through the Labor Department's Gold Card Initiative. Labor Department photo Wynn, an Alabama Army National Guardsman from Stevensville, Ala., was a military policeman in Iraq from 2009-2010. Once he came home from active duty, he worked at a string of odd jobs, but none lasted very long, and he... 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 months of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Irvin J. Snyder in Camden County. He pleaded guilty on April 19 to a second-degree charge of employing a juvenile in a drug distribution scheme. Deputy Attorney General Andrew Johns took the guilty plea and handled the sentencing for the Division... Read more →

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

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 Night October 8 – Schools Closed – Columbus Day October 31 – Halloween Celebration – Mary Bray School November 6 – Schools Closed – Teacher’s In-Service Day November 8 & 9 – Schools Closed – Teachers’ Convention November 7 – End of First Marking Period November 16 – Report... 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 parapets. The project also features new bridge approaches, new pedestrian sidewalks, new guide rails, traffic striping and roadway markings. Phases of the project require detours from south of Jersey Avenue and Broadway (DR 551) in Gloucester City to north of Chestnut Street and New Broadway (DR 551) in Brooklawn.... Read more →

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

BY MARK MATTHEWS 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 in one piece bathing suits, but that has never compared to the influence of this statue". Wait... what? Huh? Yes, the letter is real, written by Prudence Talbott, and sent to the Camden County Park Commission. But what I didn't mention... is that the letter was sent in 1930!... Read more →

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

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 in the hospital. The other two passengers refused treatment. Photos by CCW : According to Gloucester City Police Lt. Brian Morrell, "The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Hagan, was injured as was a female passenger. Both were taken to Cooper Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The woman remains in... Read more →

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

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 District 1 at " Gardner Field" in Denville Jul 24/Tue 3:00 PM Game 1 West Essex Knights 4 vs Parsippany 249 3 DH Game 2 Park Ridge 153 5 vs Mt Morris 15 Jul 25/Wed 3:00 PM Game 3 Livingston 201 2 vs Lyndhurst 139 4 DH Game 4... 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 of the Southern District of Texas. David Harlow, 43, aka “Bam Bam,” was found guilty at trial on March 21, 2012, of racketeering aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit racketeering aggravated assault for his role in the severe beating of a prospective ABT member. Harlow was convicted on two... 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 these victim's were specifically targeted. The identity and the location of their place of employment is being withheld to protect the victims. Anyone who has seen suspicous activity at any local jewelry stores recently is asked to call the Gloucester Township Police Anonymous Tip Line at 856-842-5560 or Gloucester... 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 of advancement Michael Hernon. “We find it particularly troubling that an out of town and out of touch group targeted the University for removal from the logo solely because of our religious identity,” Hernon said July 25 on behalf of the university. “For more than 65 years, Franciscan University... Read more →

Motion Sensing Security Lights Recalled |

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 to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Motion Security Lights Units: About 7,800 Manufacturer: HeathCo LLC, of Bowling Green, Ky. Hazard: Internal wiring can be damaged during installation, bulb replacement or adjustment, posing an electric shock hazard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall... 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 Andrews worked hard with NJ Transit to ensure that the project, which was selected on a competitive basis, received the funds. This project will eliminate much of the traffic congestion between Philadelphia, Camden, and suburbs to the southeast. Bus Rapid Transit offers the benefits of high speed travel and... 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 experience of developer and property managerCommunity Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc. The families and individuals who call the 80-unit neighborhood home have a unique level of personal investment in this revitalization project. Former tenants approached local officials in 2007 to help them enhance their quality of life. “These hard-working people... Read more →

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

BY BILL CLEARY ( 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 who are trashing the area which is located at the former Coast Guard Base on the Delaware River. Trash is also a problem at the nearby Proprietor’s Park Fishing Pier but that pier will remain open. Second reading and final adoption of the new law is scheduled for August... 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 angel cradling a dying unknown soldier. National Commander Fang Wong greets famed New York sculptor Greg Wyatt at the The American Legion's Washington, D.C. office. Wyatt unveiled a statue that will be displayed in the lobby of the D.C. offices until it moves to a permanent home. The unveiling... 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 gunpoint robbery of the Sunray Drugs pharmacy, located at 5537 Market Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 2012. The defendant is also charged with using and carrying a firearm during the robbery charged in the indictment. If convicted of all counts, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of... Read more →