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Lightning to Open Season at Bridgeport Tournament on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 WILMINGTON, Del. – A challenging 26-game regular season schedule, which includes a pair of in-season tournaments and 11 home games, awaits for the Goldey-Beacom College men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season as announced by Coach Chuck Hammond. “With the quality of the teams in our conference getting better every year and a tough non-conference schedule, our players will be tested early and often during the 2012-13 season,” Hammond said. “I am very excited to see how our young team responds.” The Lightning will open the season... Read more →

Gordon & Vainieri Huttle: Christie Continues to Protect Port Authority by Killing Transparency & Accountability Act

(TRENTON) – Senator Bob Gordon and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, the lead sponsors of the bipartisan Port Authority Transparency and Accountability Act, on Thursday called Governor Christie’s conditional veto of the measure irresponsible and nonsensical, questioning why the Governor would continue to protect the scandal-ridden, multi-billion dollar agency. The lawmakers pointed out that any measures governing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey require identical legislation to be approved by both states, and this measure is already working its way through the New York legislature. After letting the legislation (S-1761) languish on his desk for over two months,... Read more →

Addiego: "Judges Must Share in Sacrifice Like Every Other Public Servant"

Trenton— Senate Labor Committee member Dawn Marie Addiego (R- Burlington/Camden/Atlantic) issued the following statement praising the committee's advancement of SCR-110, legislation reversing the Supreme Court's decision on judicial benefit cost sharing: The state's pension funds are in serious financial trouble, and the burden of making them solvent should not fall exclusively upon the taxpayers of New Jersey. Judges should share in the sacrifice needed to save their retirement system just like every other public employee. The Judicial Retirement System is the most generous in state government and cannot be sustained at current levels without asking more of those who stand... Read more →

Message from the White House re Tax Increase

Good afternoon -- When the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, taxes are scheduled to go up for 114 million middle-class families, leaving a typical family of four paying an extra $2,200 in 2013. Preventing this from happening is critical -- not just for individual people but for our overall economic recovery -- and nearly everyone in Washington agrees we need to do something about it. We saw that yesterday when Republicans and Democrats in the Senate -- who almost never see eye to eye -- agreed to allow a vote on extending the tax cuts for 98 percent... Read more →

Letters: Bellmawr Needs to Control Who Visits our Community

First it was cat colonies, now tent vagrants? What next? I’m not surprised to hear about this. We are constantly seeing the influx of hundreds of people coming to sports/events over the course of a year at the Recreation Center, including some from out of state. Since there is no one controlling this, there is no control over who is coming into our neighborhoods. No one knows what these people are looking at, and, perhaps seeking to steal, as they are walking past our houses. It is bad enough that we live so close to a major highway that provides... Read more →

Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Scholars present research projects

Rutgers is hosting 87 motivated, high-achieving high school students in this year’s New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology. Groups of scholars will describe and demonstrate the 25 projects they worked on during the four-week session on the last day of the program, Friday, July 27. Projects include finding ways to improve chronic wounds and developing technology for renewable energy and wastewater treatment. In addition to working on projects, Governor’s School scholars also attend classes in subjects such as particle physics, solar cells, robotics and computer programming. They also take field trips to corporate and industrial sites in and... Read more →


I read with interest the articles in the July 12th issue of the Gloucester City News asking the CNBNEWS.NET PHOTO question "Who's that Lady?" statue found in Proprietor's Park at the river on King Street. Back in the late 1940s and early 1950s when we were pre-teens, my brother John Durkin and I, along with Chucky Barber, Ray and Bill Friedhoff, Fred Bokar, Tom Mc Govern, Gordy Thomas and others, played in that park after school and on weekends. We all lived in the neighborhood bordered by Cumberland Street to Market Street and along King Street. The park at the... Read more →

Morning Bell: Senate Votes to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses

Yesterday, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to raise taxes on 1.2 million small businesses, which will likely kill more than 700,000 jobs at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are out of work. Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jim Webb (D-VA) joined all Republicans in bipartisan opposition to the tax hike. This is President Obama’s economic plan. This is what he asked Congress to do. And he recently told a fundraising crowd that his economic plan has been working. “Just like we’ve tried [Republicans'] plan, we tried our plan—and it worked,” he said. But Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner,... Read more →

Obituary: PUNIHAOLE G. Michael K. age 60 of Pine Hill NJ

On July 21, 2012. Age 60. Of Pine Hill. Loving Brother of Herman M. Punihaole and wife Belinda of Carlisle, PA, Lowell J. Punihaole of Kuwait, Christina Punihaole and husband Fred of Voorhees and Rita Punihaole of Maple Shade. Survived by nieces and nephews. Cremation, Catholic Rite of Committal and Inurnment with his late mother, Karen Anita will be private at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Berlin, Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Related articles Obits: Lucia Perozzi, of Cherry Hill; Alfred Pulvano, of Maple Shade ( Joseph J.... Read more →

Obituary: SCHWARTZ Eric Craig, of Philadelphia, formerly of Cherry Hill

Eric Craig Schwartz, 54, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ died July 24, at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Inpatient Unit. Mr. Schwartz was born August 26, 1957 in New York City. Throughout his life he enjoyed his love of photography and graduated with honors from Antonelli School of Photography. He was a longtime employee of a court reporting firm. He was an avid sports fan and always loved a heated sports discussion with family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Adele Goldstein (Milton); siblings Cory Schwartz (Ellyn); Scott Schwartz; Stefanie (Dan) Richardson; Mitchell (Jill) Schwartz; and... Read more →

Obituary: BURG Edward S., Jr. , age 56, of Gloucester City NJ

On July 23, 2011. Age 56. Of Gloucester City. Loving brother of Bonnie Auxer, Theresa Brooks (John) and Curtis Burg (Joann). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Edward proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1974. He attended the Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday morning from 10 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Catholic Religious Service 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans... Read more →

Poll: 59 Percent of Businesses Say ObamaCare 'Step in Wrong Direction'

( – A study conducted by health care consulting firm Deloitte and the University of Chicago found that 59 percent of employers think the ObamaCare health reform law is a “step in the wrong direction.” The survey, published on Tuesday, asked 560 businesses of varying sizes their opinions and planned reactions to the impending implementation of the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. When asked if they thought ObamaCare was a “step in the wrong direction,” 59 percent of businesses said yes; only 30 percent said they believed the law was "a good start.” The survey also found that... Read more →

American Legion Tournament : Gutowski, Hornyak lead Bordentown Legion over Haddon Heights |

Starting pitcher Joe Gutowski pitched a brilliant complete-game four-hitter, left fielder Dan Hornyak smacked a grand slam in the fifth, and Bordentown won its opener over Haddon Heights Post 149, 8-1. “It was a huge performance against a powerhouse-hitting team like that,” manager Tom Dolan said of his pitcher’s outing. “Joe was lights out, and he’s very capable of doing that. He stayed on top early, got in pitcher’s counts, and just dominated.” Gutowski allowed just one run and no walks while striking out 12, routinely blowing his fastball by the Haddon Heights hitters. He also went 3-for-5 at the... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Cheers to the Bellmawr Website: Lots of Information!

( my morning coffee and reading the news online... I headed over to check out the website. The site has been steadily improving, and I find that I am learning more and more about the town news and current events by checking out the site regularly. I know someone will point out another town's site which they feel is better, but you can't deny has improved over the most recent year(s) with the redesign and updated information. I appreciate a good-looking web site, and not that our site is lacking in design... what I like most about Read more →

La Salle's McGlinchey, Lutz Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

PHILADELPHIA - La Salle's Meghan McGlinchey (West Deptford, N.J./West Deptford)and Meghan Lutz (Langhorne, Pa./Nazareth Academy) were named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Assocation (USTFCCCA) national All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 track & field season, announced on Wednesday. McGlinchey and Lutz are two of 676 student-athletes who qualified for the All-Academic Team. A total of 171 institutions are represented. La Salle has had at least one cross country and/or track and field athlete on the All-Academic Team every year since 1998. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 grade point average and... Read more →

Crash fatality still unidentified

press release July 25, 2012 Identification of the badly-burned body of a male tractor-trailer driver killed in a collision with a pickup truck in South Harrison Township NJ yesterday (7/24) will require DNA laboratory analysis, which is expected to take about a month. The tractor-trailer carrying roof trusses on a flatbed trailer was traveling north on Route 45 in South Harrison shortly before noon when it struck a pickup truck broadside at the Monroeville Road intersection, which is controlled by stop signs. The pickup truck was eastbound on Monroeville Road. Its driver, Timothy Clyne (DOB 2/17/75), of Philadelphia, was treated... Read more →

O's Campaign Spokeswoman Smears Romney's Supporters as RACIST

Even though a black man has been elected to the White House, white people are still being called Racist! Do you know of any other ethnic group that has used the race card as long as African Americans? When is enough, enough? What is it that black people want white people to do? How many decades will this cry of racism from a small group of African Americans be heard? We have politicians that are black serving in every position of the government. Many too are holding high positions in the corporate world. Many too own small businesses. Likewise, they... Read more →

10th GCPO summer intern group

The 25 high school students participating in the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office’s 10th annual summer intern program tomorrow (7/26) will be shown how crime scene and arson/bomb investigations are conducted as part of their month-long introduction to the law enforcement and criminal justice systems. Thursday’s day-long session will be held at the Gloucester County Fire Academy in Clarksboro NJ. The intern schedule for tomorrow and the remainder of the program is attached to this e-mail. Members of the news media are invited to attend any of the events scheduled. Students from Deptford, Glassboro, Monroe Township, Paulsboro and Woodbury started their... Read more →

FBI — Former Pennsville Police Officer Charged with Obstructing Child Pornography Investigation

press release July 25, 2012 CAMDEN, NJ—Special agents of the FBI arrested a former Pennsville, New Jersey Police officer this morning for allegedly impeding and obstructing the FBI’s investigation of his alleged possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Robert Waterman, 31, of Wrightstown, New Jersey, is charging by Indictment with one count of obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider in Camden federal court. According to the Indictment unsealed today: On March 4, 2010, the FBI began a criminal investigation of Waterman—then a police officer with the... Read more →

Black To Be Inducted Into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame On November 8

Former Hawk Debbie Black will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on November 8. July 19, 2012 PHILADELPHIA - Former Saint Joseph's women's basketball standout Debbie Black has been named one of 16 inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012, organization officials announced Thursday afternoon. Arguably the top all-around female athlete in the history of Saint Joseph's University, Debbie Black helped to lead the Hawks to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in the 1980s. Black was enshrined in the Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994, the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall... Read more →

Gloucester County/Rowan Partnership Brings New Fellowship Program

to Historic Whitall House (National Park, NJ) – A partnership forged between Gloucester County and Rowan University has yielded a new Fellowship position that will enhance preservation efforts and programming at Red Bank Battlefield’s Whitall House historic site. The Fellowship is named in memory of Megan M. Giordano of Gibbstown, a curator for the Gloucester County Department of Parks And Recreation at the Red Bank Battlefield in National Park, who passed away in May 2011. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “It has been a difficult year without a curator at the Whitall House and we are fortunate to have... Read more →

La Salle’s McPeak, Reilly Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

PHILADELPHIA - Recent La Salle graduate Terence McPeak (Audubon, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) and rising senior Paul Reilly (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) have been named to the national All-Academic Team, announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. There are 431 All-Academic honorees representing 148 institutions. La Salle has had at least one cross country and/or track & field honoree each year since 1998. McPeak is a nine-time Atlantic 10 medalist, earning four individual medals and helping five relay squads to the medal stand. During his senior indoor season, he was crowned the 800 meter... Read more →

West Windsor-Plainsboro blanked by Brooklawn Red in American Legion state tournament |

WEST WINDSOR — Brooklawn Post No. 72 Red lived up to its reputation in yesterday’s opening game of the District 3 American Legion 19-and-under baseball tournament. West Windsor-Plainsboro will get another chance to show what it has tomorrow. West Windsor-Plainsboro lost 6-0 at Mercer County Park to last year’s World Series entry. Although out-hitting the club from Camden County, the locals were shut down by fundamentals and heads-up baseball. The 25-time state champions came up with key defensive plays and timely offense to advance to tomorrow’s winner’s bracket game. It will face Brooklawn Post 72 Blue at 4 p.m. WW-P... Read more →

Environment, Labor, Faith Groups, and Other Stakeholders Unite

press release Behind Offshore Wind Farms in the Atlantic Ocean (Trenton) -- Today, 217 environmental groups, conservationists, labor organizations, clean energy advocates, businesses, faith leaders, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast united to call for bold action to accelerate offshore wind development along the Atlantic seaboard. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration in an effort to show strong support for efforts made to date and to urge continued strong action to develop offshore wind resources along the Atlantic. “There are vast untapped reserves of wind energy off our coast that we... Read more →

Program allows high school dropouts to transition to college

Camden County College will begin offering high school dropouts throughout the County the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and get a jump start on college through its new Transition to College Program beginning this fall. The expansion of the program was made to address and help students that want to gain their diploma and move on to college. The Transition to College Program will be structured similarly to the year-old Gateway to College that the college offers on the Camden City Campus for city residents. The Countywide Transition program for students will be hosted at the Blackwood campus... Read more →

Letters: Step Up Public Education

How about this Strategic Plan for Camden Public Schools? Allow The Charters and theRenaissance Schools to have the 9-12 High Schools. Apparently Camden High is due to be a Renaissance under Katts. Let Cooper Hospital Foundation have Dr. Brimm Medical Arts High School and build them a new building. It makes sense for a Medical Arts school to be associated with Cooper to prepare for the workplace then Lanning Square Elementary. Maybe then they will allow the Creative Arts High School and her already paid design plans to finally be built on the Riverfront. I was told the school design... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines for July 26 issue

State To Fund New Fire Suppression System, Chimney Repairs, At MEC In Gloucester City Mount Ephraim Police Prevent Robbery, Nab Child Pornographer Gloucester Catholic Graduates Wins Emmy Award Brooklawn Borough Council Mulls Creating Website RELATED: Gloucester City High School Graduates Receive $481,000 in Awards and ( Letter to the Ed: The Mayor of Gloucester Township is a "Dictator"( Change on the Horizon for Post Offices in the South Jersey Area | ( Bill's Point of View: If You Don't Vote, Don't Complain( CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: What Happened to Gloucester City's Vista?( Christies Budget Sends Shock Waves Throughout... Read more →

Kyrillos: The Outrage of the Week Menendez Pushing NJ off Fiscal Cliff

Middletown, July 24, 2012... The Kyrillos Campaign is introducing its first of what will be a weekly series highlighting the many outrages New Jeseryans suffer under the failed tenure of Senator Bob Menendez. Dubbed ‘Outrage of the Week,' today we focus on Senator Menendez’s inability to get our fiscal house in order, which has put America and New Jersey on the edge of a fiscal cliff threatening good paying jobs and holding the security of the country hostage. According to an economic impact study conducted by George Mason University last week, sequestration budget cuts will cost New Jersey over $1... Read more →

Obituary: Starr B. Coleman age 60 of Bellmawr NJ

Starr B. Coleman (nee Toomey), on July 23, 2012, of Bellmawr. Age 60. Beloved wife of George R. Coleman. Devoted mother of Gina Lynn Coleman and the late Heather Lynn Panarello. Daughter of Joseph J. Toomey and the late Ida Toomey. Sister of Joyce MacConnell, Beverly Schotter and Bertha Debus. Also survived by her good friend Denise Williams and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Starr worked for the Borough of Bellmawr for over 20 years. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Funeral Service 11am at the funeral... Read more →


HARRISBURG – Hunters interested in learning the age of the bear they harvested during the 2011 seasons can log onto the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website ( To access the database providing this information, click on “Hunt/Trap” in the menu bar at the top of the page, then click on “Hunting,” scroll down and click on “Black Bear” in the “Big Game” listing, and then scroll down and click on “Black Bear Age Data” in the “Reference” listing. “As a cost-cutting measure, the Game Commission no longer mails a certificate and letter to successful bear hunters notifying them of their bear’s... Read more →

Whole new ballgame for Burnett

Albion Athletics Last Updated - July 22, 2012 10:56 GMT Whether the site of competition is Albion’s Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium or the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park, Devin Burnett is used to hitting. A starting free safety for Albion’s football team, Burnett is in his fourth season working at Comerica Park as a bat boy in the visitors’ dugout. “Carrying catchers’ gear and chests full of ice and water up and down the flights of stairs between the clubhouse and the dugout is quite a workout.” – Albion free safety Devon Burnett The bat boy title is misleading as Burnett’s day at... Read more →

Family Enjoys Working Together at Gloucester City Community Garden

By Angela Fackenthall Gloucester City News On a beautiful summer evening last week, Jayden Tavares smile was shining brightly as he picked his very first red Jersey tomatoes at the Gloucester City Community Garden on Market Street. His mother, Stephanie Pino, thought it would be a good idea for Jayden to join the Garden group and grow vegetables on his very own plot. Jayden, 5, had first learned about plants in his preK-4 class at Cold Springs School this past year. The teachers showed the students the different parts of a flower, and how a plant grows. Excited by this... Read more →

Cooper University Hospital: Gloucester City's Water Dept. is the Best

COOPER LAUDS GLOUCESTER CITY Dear Mayor William James, During last month’s simultaneous heat wave and Water Emergency, Cooper University Hospital was in the portion of Camden experiencing a loss of pressure and service. At the time, Cooper University Hospital had an extremely high volume of patients, many of whom were critically ill or injured, and some of whom were Gloucester City residents. Without the swift and professional service rendered by your Department of Environmental Utilities a very serious situation could have been much worse. Adequate water volume and pressure is among the most critical of utilities required for any healthcare... Read more →

La Salle’s Pat Christensen Named To Cape Cod League All-Star Team

Rising senior to play for East All-Stars on Saturday PHILADELPHIA – La Salle rising senior Pat Christensen (La Jolla, Calif. / La Jolla)has been named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team, it was announced last week. Christensen, a reliever for the Orleans Firebirds, was named to the East All-Stars, who take on the West contingent on July 28 at Whitehouse Field in Harwich. He is the only Atlantic 10 and Big 5 player named to the CCBL All-Star team. The Cape Cod League is considered the top summer league for collegiate players and has been in operation since 1885.... Read more →


Ewing, NJ…As the head coach of the softball program at Trenton State College, which has since changed its name to The College of New Jersey, Dr. June Walker had a tremendous impact both on the diamond and women’s athletics. The College will permanently honor Dr. Walker, who directed the Lions for 22 seasons, for her contributions and success by naming the current field in her honor. The final stamp for the naming came in early July when TCNJ’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution adopting the new name at the complex will be Dr. June Walker Field. That complex opened... Read more →

Lautenberg’s ‘Boycott’ Boner -

In a disgraceful speech on the Senate floor last Tuesday, Frank Lautenberg accused Charles and David Koch of attempting to “subvert the upcoming election” and apparently called for a boycott of consumer products manufactured by Koch Industries, which he identified by name (Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, etc.). It turned out that Lautenberg was asking for a boycott of his own constituents — since Georgia-Pacific has operations and employees in that state. Apparently embarrassed by that revelation, Lautenberg and his allies are now backtracking feverishly, denying that the senator called for a boycott of Koch Industries. But if Lautenberg wasn’t... Read more →

Obituary: Orazio Anthony Cerami, age 84, Very Active in the Community of Bellmawr NJ

Orazio Anthony Cerami, on July 16, 2012, of Bellmawr. Age 84. Beloved husband of Lillian (nee Prokapus) for 57 years. Loving father of Anthony Cerami, Jeanne Passanante, Carol Trumbetti, Mary Sue Cerami and Nancy Meighan. Dear brother of Marie Laxton and the late Rudy, Joe and Mae Cerami. Devoted grandfather of Steven and Tyler Passanante, Ashley Cerami, and Alyssa, Regina, Ian and Kyle Meighan. Orazio (known to his co workers as Art) worked for the RCA Corporation in Camden, NJ as a Drafting and Standards Manager for 33 years. Orazio also got his teaching degree in 1975 from Rutgers University... Read more →

Colorado Shooting Claims Lives of Sailor, Airman

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, July 21, 2012 – The mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has claimed the lives of two U.S. service members, according to military officials. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Larimer, 27, of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress died from injuries sustained in the incident, officials said. One other sailor was treated for injuries and released at the scene, according to a U.S. Navy news release issued today. Both sailors were from a unit that belongs to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet, located at Buckley Air... Read more →

New York State still at the top of the heap for spending and taxing, new report finds -

New York and California enacted the biggest of 40 state tax or fee hikes during the global financial crisis between fiscal years 2009 and 2011, the “Report of the State Budget Crisis Task Force” found in warning that monetary woes are limiting states’ ability to deliver basic services. New York nearly doubled its education spending per student from 1999 to 2009, boosting it to 68 percent above the national average. And the Empire State’s Medicaid program spends more than Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania combined with 72 cents of every dollar going to optional medical services for the poor and disabled,... Read more →

Obamanomics: Unemployment Rate Rises In 27 States…

source: WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in 27 states last month, the most in almost a year. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 11 states and Washington, D.C. — the fewest declines since August. Rates were unchanged in 12 states. Nationwide, employers added only 80,000 jobs last month, third straight month of weak job growth. The national unemployment rate stayed at 8.2%. Still, 29 states added jobs in June, up from 27 in May. Unemployment rates can rise when jobs are created because more people who are out of work start looking for jobs.... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Closing the Tariff Bill Buffet

Volume XVI No.28: July 20, 2012 The MTB is the most popular bill you’ve never heard of. The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) is a compendium of more than two thousand tariff waivers which reduce the fees importers pay for a wide range of imported products – from snow globes to sports bras, from capers to dimethyl carbonate polymer with 1,6-hexanediol and 2-oxepanone. Each Congress crafts the bill out of the limelight with only a few (thousand) vested interests looking on. This year, it’s become a hot topic because of the existing moratorium on earmarks and a debate around whether the... Read more →

FDA warns consumers not to eat shellfish from Oyster Bay Harbor, Nassau County, NY

Vibrio cholerae (Cholera) (Photo credit: hukuzatuna) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat raw or partially cooked oysters and clams (shellfish) with tags listing Oyster Bay Harbor, in Nassau County, N.Y., as the harvest area, following illnesses reported in several states caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria. Shellfish harvested from Oyster Bay Harbor have been linked to confirmed and possible cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness. Ill persons reported consumption of raw or partially cooked shellfish from the affected area. The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) closed Oyster Bay Harbor, on July 13 to... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News

Camden County Parks are Smoke Free The Camden County Freeholder Board needs your help in keeping Camden County Parks smoke-free. Freeholder Jeffrey Nash held a press conference this week at Berlin Park with The American Cancer Society to launch a public awareness campaign on the park’s no Smoking policy. The Freeholder Board is especially concerned about smoking around the parks’ playgrounds, where children can be affected. Click here for more information and for pictures from the event. Mobile Ventilation Unit assists First Responders Camden County has acquired a new Emergency Mobile Ventilation Unit through the Office of Emergency Management. The... Read more →

Szefc hired to lead Maryland

Maryland Athletics Last Updated - July 19, 2012 11:34 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS Szefc KSU COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Kansas State associate head coach John Szefc has been hired as the head coach at Maryland, director of athletics Kevin Anderson announced Wednesday. Szefc, who is the seventh head coach in the 120-year history of the program, comes to Maryland with a proven track record as a recruiter and hitting coach. The Middletown, N.Y., native has served as recruiting coordinator at his last three stops and owns ties to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast corridors. Szefc also brings head coaching... Read more →

ObamaCare Flatlines: ObamaCare Taxes Home Sales - Clobbers Middle-Class Americans - Blog -

related A GIANT BLACK HOLE FOR TAXPAYERS BUCKS? ONLY IN AMERICA! “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,” President Obama, September 12, 2008 Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income of “high-income” taxpayers which could apply to proceeds from the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income, depending on your individual circumstances and any... Read more →

A Good Night's Sleep Could Keep You Out of a Nursing Home

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Released: 7/19/2012 10:40 AM EDT Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Newswise — Tired? Scientists have discovered another possible benefit of a night of restful and uninterrupted sleep. According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health fragmented or interrupted sleep could predict future placement in a nursing home or assisted living facility. The study is featured in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and outlines the association between objectively measured sleep and subsequent... Read more →

Weasel Zippers: Dem Rep. Rosa DeLauro Calls For Federal Tax On Soda So People On Food Stamps Drink More Juice…

, member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The left defies logic yet again. ( – Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said on Wednesday that Congress ought to look at imposing a federal tax on soda pop. “We have to address the situation in the marketplace,” DeLauro said at a press conference on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. “Right now, the least expensive beverages are often those with the least value to our health like regular cola or juice drinks that are only 10 percent juice. “But I will tell you that if you’re paying... Read more →

Gen. Boykin: Boy Scouts 'Should be Applauded for Standing up for Traditional Values'

By Pete Winn July 18, 2012 Subscribe to Pete Winn's posts - Retired Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, newly installed executive vice president of the Family Research Council, praised the Boy Scouts of America for “standing up for traditional values” by reaffirming the Scout policy barring homosexual scoutmasters and scouts. “I think that we should all be applauding the Boy Scouts and the leadership for the decision that they have made, particularly given the fact that other similar organizations have not stood firm in terms of their traditional values on this thing,” Boykin told Tuesday. On Monday, the Boy... Read more →

Final Round of Towns to Begin Revaluations

Franklin, Greenwich and Woolwich are scheduled for inspections (Franklin Twp., NJ) – Residents in Franklin Township, Greenwich and Woolwich should expect a visit from representatives Appraisal Systems, Inc. (ASI) over the next few months, as the final group of municipalities to undergo revaluations begins. The first step in the revaluation process is the inspection of all properties. Representatives from ASI will be measuring the exterior of all improvements and conducting an interior inspection of homes. An Appraisal Systems, Inc. (ASI) photographer will also be visiting each property to photograph the front and rear of all buildings. “Notification letters from ASI... Read more →


July 19, 2012 The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education announces Dr. Carol A. Cary as the new Superintendent of Secondary Schools and Ms. Jacqueline P. Coccia as the new Superintendent of Elementary Schools effective July 19, 2012. Dr. Cary and Ms. Coccia were chosen to lead the Archdiocese's 17 high schools and 123 elementary schools respectively through an exhaustive search process that included consultation from Dr. John DeFlaminis, Executive Director of the Penn Center for Educational Leadership, and Mr. Edward Hanway, Chairman of the Faith in the Future Foundation. Dr. Cary, 57, brings more than 20 years of... Read more →