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July 2012


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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 | cnbnews.net Change on the Horizon for Post Offices... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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 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... 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... 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 registration...tickets are $5.00 each. Please visit our website at www.GCYouthSoccer.com and like us on facebook at Gloucester City Youth... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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.... 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 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... 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... 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... 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 (www.pgc.state.pa.us). 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... 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,... Read more →