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July 2012

Face of Defense: Marine Boxer Fights for Olympic Gold

By Gary Sheftick Army News Service LONDON, July 27, 2012 – After leading the U.S. boxing team in warm-ups yesterday, Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring demonstrated the unique style and speed that may earn him an Olympic medal. Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring raises his arms in victory after a hard-fought contest against Air Force Senior Airman Adan Hassan at the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Paige Fieldhouse on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 3, 2012. Herring now is in London to represent the United States at the Olympic boxing competitions. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc.... Read more →


Local Dog Training School Visits Wildlife Preserve | cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net) Apprentices and Interns at Brother of the Wolf, the training school located in Gloucester City, visited the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge recently. The Apprentices, Jeremiah Thompson and Ramaswamy Srinivasan, are part of a 3-month certification program that will end in September. The Interns, part of the cooperative program with the Animal Behavior College, are Lawrence Powell, Jackie Levins, and Melissa Morris. While at the preserve one of two eagles posed for the group with the American flag as a backdrop. Most of the animals have been wounded or injured by humans or their technology and will remain at... Read more →


A new way to keep Camden County clean and green

Seal of Camden County, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Freeholder Board would like your assistance in making Camden County a better place to live. We have instituted a new interactive program through our Department of Public Works to address areas of concern throughout our 400 miles of highway. Residents are our best eyes on roadways as we endeavor to address problems with weeds, potholes, trash and line striping in our roadway network from the Delaware River to the County line. We invite you to visit www.CamdenCounty.com or call the Highway Department at (856) 566-2980 to report an issue. Within... Read more →


NJ American Legion 2012 Tournament/ Saturday's Results/ District 3 Games Rained Out

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 →


Your Money: Andrews Praises New Medical School

CAMDEN, NJ -- Last Tuesday, Congressman Andrews announced that Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is now complete and ready to educate up to 400 medical school students. In addition to the near 300 construction jobs that the project has created, the school will employ over 100 permanent teachers, administrators, and maintenance personnel. The completed, six–story, 200,000 square foot facility is designed around an innovative curriculum, that houses spaces and technology necessary to support students as they become healthcare professionals. The facility features 25 class rooms, where students will spend most of their time focused on learning in small groups... Read more →


Philadelphia Plant Sentenced For Enviromental Violations

press release July 27, 2012 Nupro Industries Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to three years’ probation and a $200,000 fine for criminally tampering with samples of the wastewater it was discharging into Philadelphia’s sewer system, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and EPA Special Agent-in-Charge David G. McLeod, Jr. Nupro Industries Corporation, which manufactures oils and esters at its plant at East Ontario and Bath Streets, in Philadelphia, pleaded guilty on March 2, 2012, to criminally tampering with a required monitoring method under the environmental laws. Under the environmental pretreatment permits that Nupro had with the City of... Read more →


Mafia Capo Alphonse Trucchio Sentenced to 121 Months for Racketeering and other Crimes

press release Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that Alphonse Trucchio—one of the youngest mobsters to be made a captain in mafia history—was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 121 months in prison for his crimes as a member of the Gambino Organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Gambino crime family”). Trucchio previously pled guilty on February 17, 2012, to racketeering, narcotics trafficking, assault, illegal gambling, loansharking, obstruction of justice, and extortion in connection with two indictments before U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who also imposed today’s sentence.... Read more →


Philadelphia Archdiocese Issues Statement Regarding Rev. McCormick

press release July 27, 2012 Father Andrew McCormick was one of a number of priests placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in March of 2011. That action was in response to concerns noted in the Grand Jury Report issued last February. The cases of those placed on leave at that time ranged from allegations of sexual abuse to boundary issues with minors. Since that time Father McCormick has not been permitted to exercise his public ministry, administer any of the Sacraments, or present himself publicly as a priest. Last night he was arrested and charged with involuntary... Read more →


PENN STATE PRESIDENT TO APPEAR ON FACE THE NATION

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Rodney Erickson spoke at length with CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer today (July 27), discussing the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year as well as his enthusiasm and determination to instill a proud Penn State culture that is equally based on academics and athletics. The interview is scheduled to air on "Face the Nation" (CBS) at 10:30 a.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. CT on Sunday, July 29. Schieffer and Erickson also confer on the release of and response to the Freeh Report, the NCAA sanction process, as well as a host of additional topics. Local... Read more →


Your Money: FREEHOLDERS AWARD ANOTHER $5 MILLION IN LOCAL RECREATION GRANTS

Twenty-Eight Towns Share In Third Round of Municipal Grants Burlington County Freeholders today approved the third round of local grants under the Municipal Park Development Assistance Program, awarding a total $5 million to 28 towns. The individual grants ranged from $50,000 to the program’s maximum of $250,000, and virtually all are earmarked for the development of new recreational facilities or improvements to local facilities. “We are making it possible for towns to achieve their local recreational goals during a time when they must address other priorities due to budgeting constraints,” said Freeholder Director Bruce D. Garganio. “Our goal has been... Read more →


How to Recognize Suspicious, Possibly Dangerous People | cnbnews.net

press release The Gloucester Township Police Department wants to encourage all residents to partner with us and help us recognize possible actions by individuals that are considered suspicious and possibly dangerous. Past shooting incidents need to help us all recognize that there could have been possible signs that the active shooter could have provided that did not go unnoticed but unreported. The following is the five phases of an active shooter that everyone needs to be aware of. If you pay attention to these phases and report the actions to the police you may very well prevent a tragedy. 1.)... Read more →


Malaga NJ man to Avenel for 6 yrs for child molesting

Robert E. Whirlow (DOB 7/18/64), of 260 Marshall Mill Rd., Malaga in Franklin Township NJ, who pleaded guilty to fondling the nine-year-old daughter of a family friend, was sentenced today (7/27) to six years at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a facility for sex offenders in Avenel NJ. Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. ordered confinement at Avenel after an examination at the center concluded Whirlow was a “repetitive and compulsive” sex offender and would be appropriate for treatment. Whirlow must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole and may be civilly committed... Read more →


American Legion 2012 State Baseball Tournament Results as of July 27

In District 3 at "Mercer County Park" (2 Fields) Jul 24/Tue 4:00 PM Game 1 So. Amboy 62 7 vs Brooklawn "Blue" 72 17 4:00 PM Game 2 Brooklawn "Red" 72 6 vs West Windsor Plainsboro 0 Jul 25/Wed 4:00 PM Game 3 Wharton 91 10 vs No. Warren 258 11 4:00 PM Game 4 Hopewell 339 5 vs Mt Laurel 8 Jul 26/Thu 4:00 PM Game 5 So. Amboy 62 4 (Out) vs West Windsor Plainsboro 6 4:00 PM Game 6 Brooklawn "Blue" 72 5 vs Brooklawn "Red" 72 12 Jul 27/Fri 4:00 PM Game 7 Wharton 91 9... Read more →


Olympic Cross aims to foster faith during games | cnbnews.net

Cropped transparent version of Image:Olympic flag.svg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) LONDON, ENGLAND, July 26 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Catholics in England have created an Olympic Cross to help reach out to Olympians and attendees of the 2012 Olympic Games. “We wanted to create a keepsake that symbolizes everything the games truly represent, something we could then pass on to future Olympic host nations,” explained James Parker, Catholic Executive Coordinator for the 2012 Games. “As Christians our lives mean nothing without the Cross and so this seemed to be the most suitable object to commission for ourselves and as a future gift to... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester : VFW Post 3620 Carmen Palmiero League the Year 1955 | cnbnews.net

photo submitted by ALAN MESTER GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY-The 1955 VFW Post 3620 team, age 10-12 year olds, playing in the Carmen Palmeiro League. Back Row:Mr. Hoover, ? McKeever, Jack Brandt, Albert Miller, Bill Rettig, Toby Frymire, Alan Mester, Wayne Ives, George Dolbow Front Row: Mr McKinney, Billy Cleary, Bobby McKinney, ? Smith, ? Krueger, ? Hoover, Jim Barrett, Mr. Martin. Check out the new white sneakers on yours truly. I was 11-years-old at the time. My basketball career was short lived. I got a sore butt from sitting on the bench. Notice too, I looked malnurish. The Cleary family... Read more →


CAGW Names Reps. Lucas & Peterson Porkers of the Month

Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) its July 2012 Porkers of the Month for sponsoring the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM). Like its counterpart in the Senate, FARRM is a massive waste of taxpayer dollars at a time of record profits for farmers, maintains the command-and-control system that has been in place for decades, and falls far short of the $180 billion in savings for the Farm Bill that was included in the House-passed budget resolution. The bill would reduce... Read more →


Down the Shore: Atlantic City 3rd Most Popular Destination | cnbnews.net

press release Atlantic City was the third most popular destination for Memorial Day Weekend searches on the travel site Kayak.com, according to an article on Huffington Post, based on online searches for hotels in Atlantic City. Those searches apparently translated into actual visitors, as hotels, restaurants, retail and entertainment all experienced an outstanding Memorial Day weekend, according to reports from many local merchants. The long awaited "official" opening of Revel over the Memorial Day Weekend featured four sold-out performances at the 5,500 seat Ovation Theater for Beyonce'. Attendees included First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, and NJ... Read more →


CAMDEN RIVERSHARKS SIGN FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER DELWYN YOUNG

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release July 26 CAMDEN, N.J. - The Camden Riversharks have announced the signing of former Major League utility player Delwyn Young. Young played in parts of five MLB seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Young, 30, was last in the MLB in 2010 when he appeared in 110 games for the Pirates. He has 344 games in the big leagues, spanning 2006-2010, with a career .258 average along with 17 home runs and 81 runs batted in. “We’re excited to add Delwyn,” said Riversharks Manager Jeff Scott. “He’ll give us another... Read more →


Two Women 'Duke it Out' on Market Street; Police Arrest Suspect on Burglary Charges | cnbnews.net

Gloucester City Police Dept. Crime report GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY-On 07/25 at 1605 an officer observed two females fighting in the middle of the 400 block of Market Street. Jessica Snyder (39) and Elizabeth Demore (37) both of said neighborhood, were arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. On 07/20 at 0933 officers responded to the 300 block of Market Street for a burglary to a residence. Officers were advised by the property owner that Tito Diaz, Jr kicked in the rear door of the residence and vandalized the inside of the property. Diaz (26) of the 200 block of Somerset... Read more →


More than 30 Nittany Lions say they’re committed to program

The Associated Press Last Updated - July 25, 2012 4:30 GMT STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – More than 30 Penn State football players say they’re staying in Happy Valley despite NCAA sanctions that will keep the Nittany Lions out of a bowl game for the rest of their careers. Flanked by more than two dozen teammates, seniors Michael Mauti and Michael Zordich vowed to restore Penn State to greatness after an unprecedented child sex abuse scandal that shattered the program’s image as a place where “success with honor” was the rule. “We want to let the nation know that we’re proud... Read more →


John Paff: Local Government Ethics Law enforcement in New Jersey

The majority of New Jersey counties and the vast majority of New Jersey municipalities have not created their own local ethics boards. In those counties and municipalities, the Local Government Ethics Law, which prohibits certain types of financial dealings by local government officials and their families, is enforced by theLocal Finance Board (LFB) within the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. (A list of the counties and municipalities that have established their own ethics boards is here.) Over the years, I have put some effort into tracking the cases that the LFB handles. This endeavor is more complicated than it... Read more →


Postal Service on the Brink of Bankruptcy | cnbnews.net

CCAGW Calls for Congress to Deliver on Postal Service (Washington, D.C.) – Today, in response to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) announcement that it will default on its future retiree health benefit payment due August 1, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) again slammed Congress for failing to enact a meaningful set of structural reforms that would improve USPS’s fiscal health. The Postal Service, which lost $8.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2010, $5.1 billion in FY 2011, and $3.3 billion in the first quarter of FY 2012, is literally on the brink of financial ruin and,... Read more →


Diocese of Camden - Summer in the City - down the shore teen service project

Youth from six counties in the Diocese of Camden will trade fun in the sun for service at the shore as part of the Summer in the City service project sponsored by the Office Lifelong Faith Formation – Youth Ministries. Beginning Aug. 5 through Aug. 11, the week-long community service project provides high school teenagers the opportunity to volunteer at various work sites in Atlantic City including Catholic Charities, The Rescue Mission, Jean Webster’s Kitchen, Atlantic County Food Bank, and Villa Raffaella. Lodging will be provided at Holy Trinity Parish, St. James Church, in Ventnor. “This week of service, spirituality,... Read more →


Pennsylvania Appeals New Marcellus Shale Law

July 27, 2012 Governor Corbett Appeals Commonwealth Court Decision on New Marcellus Shale Law Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the state has appealed to the state Supreme Court yesterday’s Commonwealth Court split decision which set aside key provisions of the state's new Marcellus Shale law. “The provisions struck down by the Commonwealth Court are critically important for job creators who are employing more than 240,000 Pennsylvanians, for landowners seeking to exercise their property rights, and for local governments looking for guidance on how they may reasonably regulate oil and gas operations,” Corbett said. “The provisions are also... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: The Benefits of a Structured Feeding Schedule |cnbnews.net

BY DAWN WATSON cnbnews.net Many people believe in feeding their dog(s) by allowing them access to a bowl of dry food at all times. However, this method, called ‘free feeding’, can cause some problems. A dog that is free-fed may become fat or begin begging for table food because he is bored with the food that is constantly available. In addition, having a human offer the food bowl at specific times reinforces the hierarchy in the home: the human, or Alpha, is the giver of all things good! When a dog is fed in the morning and again in the... Read more →


“Mean and Nasty” Red Cross Volunteer Helps in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. – Norma Pilkington is a legend. She’s too humble to say it, but her fellow Red Cross volunteers quickly reach for the word when describing the 84-year-old great, great grandmother from Bloomington, Ill. The organization is famous for its volunteers, so what makes this lady, who introduces herself as “Mean and nasty,” stand out? Well, to start with, the Montana fire relief effort marks the 92nd time Pilkington has left her loved ones to help others following a disaster. Since her first relief operation, a flood response in 1996, Pilkington has averaged nearly six deployments a year and... Read more →


Down the Shore: Audubon Society Continuing Invasive Plant Control in West Cape May

press release WEST CAPE MAY - Mayor Pam Kaithern announced The Borough of West Cape May has received notification from Suzanne Treyger, Stewardship Project Coordinator for the New Jersey Audubon Society of continuation of Invasive plant control underway on private property along Elmira Street near Cape Island Creek. This project is now in its second year of controlling kudzu, porcelain berry, and Japanese knotweed using an integrated vegetation management strategy over several years. This involves chemical, mechanical, and manual control methods to effectively control these invasive plants. When progress is observed in the next year or two, NJ Audubon plans... Read more →


Special Report: Remembering the Korean War

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 - The Korean War began June 25, 1950, with the North Korean army's invasion of South Korea, and officially ended July 27, 1953 – a day now officially recognized as Armistice Day. The signing marked the end of the longest negotiated armistice in history: 158 meetings spread over two years and 17 days. At 10 a.m. that day, in Panmunjom, 18 official copies of the tri-language Korean Armistice Agreement were signed. An American Forces Press Service special report athttp://www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0610_koreanwar/looks back at the Korean War. Read more →


Man sought in Franklin NJ shooting

A male suspect is being sought in connection with the gunshot wounding of a 38-year-old Franklinville NJ man outside the victim’s Eagle Lane residence shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday (7/26). The suspect, Robert A. Bell, (DOB 7/20/74), of 1056 So. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown NJ. fled the shooting scene as a passenger in a car that police stopped a short distance away. Bell then fled from the car into a wooded area. The car was driven by a sister of the shooting victim. Despite an intensive search, Bell has not been found. He may still have the handgun used in... Read more →


FSU coach Fisher bans Twitter - NCAA.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s football coach has told his players they can’t use their Twitter accounts for the rest of the year. Jimbo Fisher’s move came after some players tweeted objectionable material on their Twitter sites in recent weeks, including one that quoted rap lyrics about killing police officers. The third-year Seminole coach wants his players to be as focused as possible and believes that social media can be a distraction, especially during the season. Many players shut down their participation on Twitter last year after an early three-game losing streak wiped out their championship hopes. Florida State is... Read more →


Obituary: LANEADER Agnes C. “Dook”, age 76, of Gloucester City

On July 25, 2012. Age 76. (nee Prepsel) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 58 years to John Laneader. Loving mother of John A. Laneader (Gwendolyn) and the late Mark F. Laneader. Cherished grandmother of John A. Jr. (Christina), Laura Lynn, Elizabeth Ann, Dana and Chase and great grandmother of John A. III, Andrew, Alexis and Arianna. Dear sister of Frank Prepsel (Shirley). Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church and burial in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to St. Mary’s Church: 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City,... Read more →


Admitted Associate of New England La Cosa Nostra Sentenced to Prison | cnbnews.net

for Participation in Hobbs Act Extortion Conspiracy Albino Folcarelli is 7th Defendant to Plead Guilty and be Sentenced to Federal Prison for Alleged Extortion of Protection Payments from Rhode Island Businesses and Individuals by Organized Crime Albino “Albie” Folcarelli, 54, of Johnston, R.I., an admitted associate of the New England La Cosa Nostra (NELCN), was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I., today to serve 84 months in federal prison for his participation in an extortion conspiracy to extort $25,000 from a Rhode Island individual by using implied threats of violence, including visits to the individual’s place of employment... Read more →


Consumer Alert Regarding Medications Purchased at CVS

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today issued a Consumer Alert noting that medication and other products, purchased at CVS/pharmacies in Clark and Scotch Plains, may have been exposed to elevated temperatures. Consumers who believe they have been cheated or scammed by a business, or suspect any other form of consumer abuse, can file a complaint with the State Division of Consumer Affairs by visiting its website or by calling 1-800-242-5846 (toll free within New Jersey ) or 973-504-6200. Follow the Division of Consumer Affairs on Facebook, and check our online calendar of upcoming Consumer Outreach events.... Read more →


Weasel Zippers: UN Backs Away from Gun Ban...for now

From the Foreign Policy Blog The United States upended a major international treaty negotiation, telling foreign delegates at the final session today that they needed more time to consider the pact. Some diplomats said that Washington is seeking another six months, pushing off any decision on the politically sensitive treaty until after the U.S. election. Russia, Indonesia, and India also asked for more time. Today the U.S. did not grab the golden ring: an international arms treaty that would have bolstered our country’s reputation as a elader on human rights,” said Scott Stedjman, senior policy advisor for Oxfam. “Moving forward,... Read more →


Reduced Adoption Fees Thru August Start at Kick Off Event on July 28th

Cover via Amazon Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien announces today a reduced fees adopt-a-pet program “Dog Days of Summer” at the Burlington County Animal Shelter for dogs and puppies. A kickoff event will be held on July 28, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm at the shelter, fees will be reduced for both dogs and cats and will include pet friendly vendors, rescue groups and fun activities for the whole family. The reduced adoption fees for dogs/puppies will be $40, as opposed to the regular charges of $75 for dogs. “This annual program helps to give needy animals... Read more →


FSU coach Fisher bans Twitter - NCAA.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s football coach has told his players they can’t use their Twitter accounts for the rest of the year. Jimbo Fisher’s move came after some players tweeted objectionable material on their Twitter sites in recent weeks, including one that quoted rap lyrics about killing police officers. The third-year Seminole coach wants his players to be as focused as possible and believes that social media can be a distraction, especially during the season. Many players shut down their participation on Twitter last year after an early three-game losing streak wiped out their championship hopes. Florida State is... Read more →


CNBNEWS HUNTING AND FISHING: MIGRATORY GAME BIRD SEASONS TO BEGIN SEPT. 1

HARRISBURG – Early Canada goose and dove hunters take to the fields of Penn’s Woods on Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania’s 2012-13 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Dove hunters will have the opportunity to participate in a triple-split season. The first season runs Sept. 1-29, and hunting will start at noon and close at sunset daily. The second and third splits will be Oct. 27-Nov. 24, and Dec. 26-Jan 5, with hunting hours a half-hour before sunrise until sunset. In all three seasons, the daily bag limit will be 15,... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: AVALON CREATES DONATION PROGRAM FOR 9/11 MEMORIAL PLAZA

Plaza to be finished by September 11th, 2012; features I-beam from World Trade Center (Avalon, NJ)—The Borough of Avalon has created a donation program that will support the construction of the Borough’s new September 11th Memorial Plaza that is currently being constructed at Veterans Plaza at 21st Street and Dune Drive. The Memorial Plaza will feature a 9’11” tall steel beam that was salvaged from the World Trade Center in New York City. “We have experienced a very high level of interest from individuals and businesses who want to support this very honorable and reflective memorial plaza in Avalon”, said... Read more →


ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK OFFERS MUCH MORE THAN THE BEACH

HIDDEN GEMS OF NEW JERSEY'S PARK SYSTEM: (July 25, 2012)TRENTON - Island Beach State Park is one of New Jersey's most popular parks, a picturesque strand of coastline visited by a million people each year. A vast majority visit in the summer, drawn to beaches that offer a more natural experience than can be experienced anywhere in New Jersey. Yet there is an even wilder side to Island Beach - surf fishing for stripers at sunrise, intimate kayak explorations of Sedge Island on Barnegat Bay, crabbing and clamming along quiet coves, tiny shorebirds searching for morsels along the surf line,... Read more →


OBITUARY: HENRY Geraldine D., of Haddon Twp. age 93

On July 25, 2012. Age 93. (nee Dauer) Of Haddon Township. Loving wife of 56 years to the late Daniel J. Henry. Loving mother of Geraldine Henry Morrison (Stan) of Scotch Plains, NJ and Jacqueline Henry Bull (Michael) of Haddon Township. Dear Grandmother of Patrick McDonald (Beth) of Exton, PA, Kevin McDonald of South Plainfield, NJ, Timothy (Erin) McDonald of Scottsdale, Arizona and Meghan McDonald of Boston, MA. Survived by her great grandson Sean McDonald of Exton, PA and great-granddaughter Caroline McDonald of Exton, PA. Predeceased by her son-in-law John P. McDonald. Geraldine graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in... Read more →


FBI: Armed Robbery of First Niagara Bank, Philadelphia

press release July 27, 2012 The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery of a First Niagara Bank located at 11730 Bustleton Avenue this morning. At approximately 9:26 a.m., the subject entered the branch and presented a threatening demand note to the teller, indicating that he had a bomb. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank on foot in an unknown direction. The subject is described as a black male in his mid-30s, 6’3” tall, with a dark... Read more →


Wash in the Park Event at Atkinson Memorial Park Aides Animals

(Washington Twp., NJ ) – Gloucester County’s James G. Atkinson Memorial Park will host the Pet Savers ‘Wash in the Park’ event this Sunday, July 29 from 12 to 4 pm. Appearances will be made by Hercules, a local dog that was near death from abuse but has been adopted and is fully recovered, and Elwood, voted the ‘Worlds Ugliest’ dog. Gloucester County Animal Shelter will be on site to help promote the adoption of animals. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Our local community organizations do a lot to assist the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and we encourage residents... Read more →


Kyrillos Announces Comprehensive Jobs Plan

Trenton, July 26 2012… A little less than two months ago, Senator Joe Kyrillos announced that he was embarking on a statewide jobs tour. After 41 months of over 8 percent unemployment, and 20 million people unemployed or underemployed, Kyrillos wanted to hear directly from the job creators themselves the challenges they face. Kyrillos toured 19 businesses of all sizes and types from Sussex to Cape May Counties and one message became abundantly clear: the policies coming out of Washington from politicians like Senator Bob Menendez are making things worse. “Americans are struggling through the weakest economic recovery since the... Read more →


Moorestown Police Report July 20 through July 25

Date: July 20, 2012 1. 9:34 AM – Burglary – Complainant from the 200 block of W Main St. reported a burglary to a residence. Incident occurred sometime between 7/19/2012 at 1:00 PM and 7/20/2012 at 8:45 AM. Entry was gained by forcing a rear window. Costume jewelry was taken. Date: July 24, 2012 1. 1:30 PM – Theft – Resident from the 400 block of Glenn Ave reported a theft of two bicycles from an unlocked garage sometime overnight on 7/23/2012. 2. 6:45 PM – Theft – Complainant reported a theft of a bicycle from the Moorestown Library something... Read more →


American exorcist-in-training shares his experience

By David Kerr Rome, Italy, Jul 25, 2012 / 04:03 am (CNA).- “I never thought I’d end up doing this, no,” admits the middle-aged priest whose unexpected path to becoming an exorcist began while saying one of his first Masses after he was ordained 15 years ago. “At the moment of consecration of the precious blood I asked the Lord to shower his blood upon the youth and to help any young men who may have a vocation to the priesthood.” The instant reaction of one 13-year old boy shocked the young priest, “he fell backwards and started growling. And... Read more →


Freeholders working to Preserve Open Space in Swedesboro, Clayton and Monroe – Farmland in East Greenwich

July 25, 2012 (Woodbury, NJ) – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders will consider several measures at their regular meeting that will take steps in preserving open space in Swedesboro, Clayton and Monroe Townships. They will also consider a Planning Incentive Grant (PIG) for East Greenwich Township that preserve farmland forever, rather than the property becoming an 83-home development. “There is a lot of activity taking place now with the county’s ability to save open space and to keep land in its natural state rather than becoming more housing developments,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “We have been... Read more →


Gloucester City Students Help Artist Paint Anti-Bullying Mural At MEC

By Kelly Sibree Gloucester City News The Mary Ethel Costello (MEC) School in Gloucester CITY has a great summer program called the “Gloucester City Summer Enrichment Program,” which is filled with enthusiastic kids. The children participate in fun, academic activities – such as playing games and learning tricks – and also receive a breakfast and a lunch. Included in the program are fourth, fifth and sixth graders, and this year Director Kelly Beirne got them to help paint a mural in the school. Last year Keith Locker had helped Beirne, a talented artist, paint a mural in the entranceway to... Read more →


RESURFACING 1.8 MILES OF COUNTY ROUTE 626 TO BEGIN MONDAY

Overlay Construction in Edgewater Park, Beverly Expected To Take 2 Weeks The resurfacing of a 1.8-mile stretch of County Route 626 through Edgewater Park and Beverly is scheduled to begin Monday, July 30. The milling and overlay are expected to take two weeks to complete and will include construction on Mount Holly Road (CR626) from NJ Route 130 to Bridgeboro Road in Edgewater Park, then continue on Beverly-Bridgeboro Road (CR626) in Edgewater Park to Warren Street (543) in Beverly. Traffic will be maintained with one lane alternating. Motorists can expect delays and are encouraged to find alternative routes during construction.... Read more →


A Message from Congressman Jon Runyan | cnbnews.net

July and August are shaping up to be busy months in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. During these months I have lined up a number of events that you, or someone you might know, could be interested in attending. These events are open to the public, there is no RSVP necessary, and they are all free of charge. If you would like to learn more about these events, follow the links below: · July 30th Veterans Expo in Burlington County Burlington County Veterans Expo · August 15th Senior Health and Wellness Fair in Burlington County Burlington County Senior Health &... Read more →