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Matters not to me what “party” you identify with cause the party is over These figures tell a compelling story and should challenge everyone to think beyond partisan politics and finger pointing and get a grasp of reality before it is too late Socialism is here question is, what are we going to do about it? If you see validity in this information please pass it on to everyone you know. Remember to vote November 6 It may be the only chance we get to make a change THE CHARTS DON'T LIE Can we really survive 4 more years with... Read more →

Negating the Vote by Steven Greenhut - City Journal

Public-employee unions try again to shoot down pension reform. 24 August 2012 Public-sector unions are trumpeting a new report that suggests San Jose officials overstated the city’s unfunded pension liabilities—even as those officials championed a successful June 5 ballot initiative to cut pension benefits for public employees. The report’s author, California state auditor Elaine Howle, says she fears that people were misled by official pronouncements about the city’s pension debt as they headed to the polls and approved Measure B with a 70 percent majority. “Reporting multiple retirement cost projections in a short period may have caused confusion among the... Read more →

High-flying offenses return in 2012 |

Midwestern State, NW Missouri State among top teams again Last Updated - August 24, 2012 12:04 GMT Winningest Active DII Coaches Pittsburg State broke through to win its first national championship since 1991 a season ago, while the likes of Minnesota-Duluth and Northwest Missouri State didn’t make it to the national title game in Florence, Ala. Will that change this season? Check out the top teams to watch in 2012. 2011 Statistics If the Division II football bracket looked a bit strange in 2011, it was missing a team that had made every postseason field since 2000. Grand Valley... Read more →

Al Qaeda Calls For Death Of U.S. SEAL | weasel zippers

ZIP | August 24, 2012 From CBS News: Al Qaeda has wasted no time in calling for the death of the former Navy SEAL who has written a book under a pseudonym which his publisher Dutton calls a first person account of the death of Osama bin Laden. A jihadist forum, al-Fidaa, located in Malaysia, posted the death calls and provided the author’s name and photograph under a headline titled “First Image of One of the Dogs who killed Bin Laden.” Dogs are considered unclean in Islam. Al-Fidaa, which is also used by al Qaeda to recruit suicide bombers, posted... Read more →

The Difference between a Watch and a Warning

Understanding the difference between National Weather Service watches and warnings is critical to being prepared for any dangerous weather hazard, including hurricanes. A watch lets you know that weather conditions are favorable for a hazard to occur. It literally means "be on guard!" During a weather watch, gather awareness of the specific threat and prepare for action - monitor the weather to find out if severe weather conditions have deteriorated and discussed your protective action plans with your family. Across the continent, there have been more tornado sightings than ever before so it is more important now than ever to... Read more →

Explorers Ousted

PHILADELPHIA - The Explorers were ousted twice in the La Salle Invitational on Sunday, falling 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-21) to Loyola (Ill.) and 3-1 to Manhattan (17-25, 25-20, 22-25, 11-25). In the first match of the day, Loyola (Ill.) jumped out to an early lead and never allowed the Explorers to pick up any momentum. With the scored tied 21-21 in the third set, the Ramblers rattled off four points in a row to squelch the La Salle rally. Rachel Melich led the Explorers in assists with nine while Michelle Healy added seven. All-tournament selection Samantha Tulskie registered nine digs... Read more →


Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey field hockey team will not only enter the upcoming season as the defending NCAA Division III National Champions, the Lions were also voted to the top spot of the 2012 Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division IIII Preseason Poll. TCNJ collected 703 points and 29 first-place votes. Bowdoin College is second with 632 points and Middlebury College third with 605. The Lions enter the new season riding a 14-game winning streak after defeating Middlebury 3-1 in last fall’s title game. TCNJ open the season at Stevens Institute of Technology on Friday, August 31.... Read more →

Japan Wins Little League World Series

August 26th, 5PM Rob Carr/Getty Images by Benjamin Klein What was thought could’ve been a close game ended via the 10-run as Japan defeated Tennessee 12-2 to win the 2012 Little League World Series. Kotaro Kiyomiya led Japan from the mound, throwing four innings while only allowing one run—a home run to Tennessee’s Brock Myers. That was the only hit of the day off of Kiyomiya as he also struck out eight. Noriatsu Osaka allowed a home run to Lorenzo Butler in the fifth inning, but that was all that Tennessee could strike for. Osaka was the MVP from the... Read more →

CREW Files Pettion Asking FCC to Deny FOX TV Stations

Thursday , CREW filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny renewal of the broadcast licenses held by three Fox television stations. Melanie Sloan, CREW spokesperson said, "News Corporation, Fox’s parent company, has been embroiled in one of the biggest media scandals of all time. Reporters and editors bribed public officials and hacked the voicemails of politicians, celebrities and crime victims, while top executives — including Rupert Murdoch — either approved the conduct or turned a blind eye. English: Rupert Murdoch at the Vanity Fair party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit:... Read more →


August 23, 2012 NEITHER OBAMA NOR ROMNEY HAS AN EDGE On the eve of the conventions, the portrayal in the news media of the character and records of the two presidential contenders in 2012 has been as negative as any campaign in recent times, and neither candidate has enjoyed an advantage over the other, according to a new study of mainstream media coverage of the race for president. More of what the public hears about candidates also now comes from the campaigns themselves and less from journalists acting as independent reporters or interpreters of who the candidates are. An examination... Read more →

Doctor May's License Suspended by NJ

NEWARK – The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, within the State Division of Consumer Affairs, has temporarily suspended the license of Dr. Philip B. May, who is under investigation by the New Jersey Department of Human Services for allegedly conducting unauthorized research on patients with intellectual disabilities at the Hunterdon Developmental Center. “The alleged abuse of patients with intellectual disabilities, by a physician who was in a position of authority, are deeply troubling, and the Board of Medical Examiners was correct to act when the charges were filed,” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. May does not practice... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Solutions, the Real Red Meat

Volume XVII No.30: August 24, 2012 The Republican National Convention starts next week and the Democratic National Convention follows shortly after. There will be a lot of red meat at these conventions, and not just at the steakhouses in Tampa and Charlotte. No, we will see a lot of pandering to the conservative and liberal bases, a bunch of lofty rhetoric, numerous false accusations, and plenty of mugging for the camera. What we won’t see discussed is much in the way of the important, politically-tough solutions that are necessary for the country to move away from the fast approaching fiscal... Read more →

Zemanta Power User – Bill Cleary of CNBNewsnet

07/25/2012 by Nenad Senic We’re proud to present Bill Cleary as our Power User of the week! Bill is the founder and owner of CNBNews. A few years ago, CNBNews helped capture a bank robber. This isn’t your regular Z-Blog interview, instead we asked Bill a few questions and let him respond the best way he can – by writing a story his own way. Buckle up, this is a reading adventure. THE ZEMANTA PROGRAM GIVES ME ‘A SECOND SET OF HANDS’ Let me introduce myself, I am the former owner, publisher and editor of the Gloucester City News Inc.,... Read more →

CNBNEWS Hunting and Fishing: National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Grants Available

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that Easton Gary Devine Trail Camera photo Foundations ( ) has repeated their participation in the national equipment grants program. New Jersey has been awarded $6,000 to provide grants to new National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) schools for the purchase of archery equipment. The Division provides training, as well as training materials, free of charge to schools participating in the program. New NASP schools are eligible for up to $1000 towards the purchase of a complete archery equipment kit (providing up to 33% financial support towards the total purchase... Read more →

New University Center at GCC Will Be Ready for Incoming Students

(Sewell, NJ) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new University Center on the campus Gloucester County College was held today. The 30,000 square foot facility located on the main campus holds 18 ‘smart’ classrooms to meet the demands of both the expanding GCC enrollment and the four-year universities that offer collegiate BA and MAS, MSN programs on site. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger, Deputy Director Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Chila and Freeholder Lyman Barnes toured the new building that was constructed at with no new net cost to the county with NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, GCC President Fred... Read more →

Red Cross Opens Evacuation Centers

Posted: 25 Aug 2012 03:58 PM PDT Miami, FL (August 25, 2012) – At the request of local emergency management officials, the American Red Cross will open evacuation centers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The Miami-Dade and Broward Offices of Emergency Management may open further centers, as required by hurricane conditions. The Red Cross evacuation centers currently open in Miami-Dade are: Michael Krop Sr. High* 1410 County line Rd., Miami, FL33179 Booker T. Washington High School 1200 NW 6th Ave., Miami, FL 33136 Robert Morgan Tech 18180 SW 122 Ave., Miami, FL33177 In Broward County (scheduled to open at 7pm... Read more →

Doherty Blasts Fort Lee Mayor for Admission that He’s Seeking Red Light Cameras for the $$$

Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) blasted comments by Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich who was quoted in The Record as admitting he wanted to install red light cameras “…yeah, for money reasons. There, I said it. These things generate income.” “Mayor Sokolich has admitted that he wants the money generated by red light cameras, despite the opposition of Fort Lee residents to his plan,” said Doherty. “The Mayor has stated his intention to put cameras at lights on the edge of town where he says mostly non-residents will be ticketed. If safety was truly the goal, wouldn’t he seek to have... Read more →


Looking down the length of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the top of the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Looking to the southeast you see the museum's fountain, the The Washington Monument, Swann Memorial Fountain, and finally Philadelphia City Hall anchoring the other end of the parkway. Photo taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philadelphia, August 20, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter released details about the City of Philadelphia’s plans to welcome the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival, an exciting, two-day music festival Labor Day weekend. This event will be... Read more →

Consumer Alert: Tattoo Inks Pose Health Risks |

CONSUMER NEWS The bottom photo shows a tattoo infected with a nontuberculousMycobacteria (NTM) bacteria. It is provided courtesy of Matthew J. Mahlberg, M.D., Dermatology Associates of Colorado, Englewood, Colo., and was obtained by Sarah Jackson, MPH, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. On This Page: A Challenging Investigation Strategies for Controlling Risks of Infection Why Tattoo Inks Go Bad Tempted to get a tattoo? Today, people from all walks of life have tattoos, which might lead you to believe that tattoos are completely safe. But there are health risks that can result in the need for medical care. The... Read more →

What's Happening in OC: King and Queen of Plop

KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP TO WELCOME FALL SEASON, AUG. 31 Ocean City has an unusual way of welcoming the fall season. Four years ago, we initiated the Mr. Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy contest also known as the King and Queen of Plop competition. The event will be held on Fri., Aug, 31 at 11 a.m. on the 9th Street Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically (and in slow motion) to the sand. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: PA 2012-13 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD SEASONS

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has made its selections for the 2012-13 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. Annual waterfowl seasons are selected by states from a framework established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Game Commission selections were made after reviewing last year’s season results, waterfowl survey data, and input gathered from waterfowl hunters and the public. Final approval from the USFWS is expected... Read more →

New Jersey Policy Perspective: Increase the Federal Minimum Wage Now

Increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 per hour would give 485,660 New Jersey workers an average raise of $596 per year, giving struggling low-wage workers a crucial leg up in high-cost New Jersey while stimulating the state’s economy through increased consumer spending, according to a new issue brief prepared by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The “Fair Minimum Wage Act,” introduced by Iowa Senator Tom Harkins, would raise the minimum wage to $9.60 in three incremental increases of 85 cents an hour, and would tie future increases to inflation. Opponents of raising the minimum wage suggest that... Read more →


POSITIONING RUTGERS AS NATIONAL LEADER NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Officials of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, welcomed Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney today at an historic signing of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act on Rutgers’ New Brunswick Campus. The legislation, which passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature June 28 with strong bipartisan support, will help propel Rutgers into the top tier of national research universities and strengthen medical education across the state. “This marks the beginning of a new era for Rutgers and higher education in the... Read more →

Community Health Fair a Success |

photos by ANNE FORLINE GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Talented Dancers – Members of the Gloucester City High School Dance Team, above, perform a routine during the recent Summer Community Health Fair at Cold Springs School, where lots of fun was had by all. There was free food, water ice, arts and crafts, dancing and face-painting, and the American Red Cross sponsored a blood drive, which yielded more than 30 pints of blood. Below, having some fun at the face painting table are, from left: Joey Leyman, Julie Blake, Nick Orsino, Hannah Bryan and Jacob Leyman Related articles THIS JUST IN: 23-Year-Old Man... Read more →

First Comprehensive Zoning Code Reform In 50 Years Allows Philadelphia to Grow Smarter

Philadelphia, August 22, 2012– The City of Philadelphia marked Day One of its first comprehensive rewrite of the zoning code in more than 50 years. The new code is the result of a thorough civic engagement process led by the City’s appointed Zoning Code Commission (ZCC), and including neighborhood groups, government, business, professional and civic leaders who worked together to make it happen. The new code will also enable the City Planning Commission to move forward on implementing recommendations of Philadelphia2035, the City’s adopted comprehensive, or physical-development, plan. “When I took office, I said that development in Philadelphia would be... Read more →

Jessi Lieb Named Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at La Salle

PHILADELPHIA – Jessi Lieb, a three-year player on the US National Lacrosse Team and four-year Penn State student-athlete, joins the La Salle community as an Assistant Coach for the lacrosse program after a stint as an assistant at Lock Haven, announced by Head Coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell. "I am so thankful and honored for the opportunity to be a part of the La Salle athletics community,” Lieb said. “I hope to make an immediate impact on this year’s team and look forward to working with this group of student-athletes.” “I am thrilled to welcome Jessi to our Explorer family,” Taglianetti... Read more →

Women’s Volleyball Tabbed to Finish Third in Empire 8

HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 23, 2012) – The Stevens Institute of Technology women’s volleyball team was voted upon by the coaches of the Empire 8 Conference to finish third in the upcoming 2012 season. Stevens is coming off a 15-23 (5-2 E8) record last year, its only sub-.500 record since 2001, and looks to rebound in a strong way with a core group of returning upperclassmen. The Ducks begin their season on August 31 against SUNY Geneseo at the New York University Tournament for a two-day event. Stevens will be led into the 33-match grind by first year head coach Glenn... Read more →

La Salle Adds Muir, Pannulla to XC/T&F Staff

PHILADELPHIA – Tina Muir and Tom Pannulla have been named as cross country/track and field assistants, head coach Dan Ireland announced today. “We are very excited to incorporate both of these individuals into the Explorer cross country and track and field coaching staffs,” Ireland said. “The addition of these two individuals will help us continue to uphold the La Salle tradition and hopefully take it to new heights in the coming years.” Tina Muir enjoyed a decorated distance career at Ferris State University from 2008-12. During her tenure as a Bulldog, Muir set PR’s in the 1500m (4:26), 5K (16:10),... Read more →

The Wrong Side Absolutely Must Not Win

by A. Barton Hinkle | August 20, 2012 The past several weeks have made one thing crystal-clear: Our country faces unmitigated disaster if the Other Side wins. No reasonably intelligent person can deny this. All you have to do is look at the way the Other Side has been running its campaign. Instead of focusing on the big issues that are important to the American People, it has fired a relentlessly negative barrage of distortions, misrepresentations, and flat-out lies. Just look at the Other Side’s latest commercial, which take a perfectly reasonable statement by the candidate for My Side completely... Read more →

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Announces Ten Recipients of New Jersey Heroes Heart of a Hero Scholarship

First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Adjutant General Michael L. Cunniff and Walmart Senior Manager of Public Affairs Jennifer Hoehn congratulate New Jersey’s ten Heart of a Hero Scholarship recipients at Drumthwacket. Trenton, NJ – Continuing the Christie Administration’s commitment to New Jersey’s veterans, First Lady Mary Pat Christie today announced the ten recipients of the New Jersey Heroes Heart of a Hero Scholarship. Each of the recipients will receive $10,000 to help pursue a post-secondary education or vocational training. In June, Walmart donated $100,000 to the program to assist New Jersey’s military service members make their higher education and career... Read more →

Christie Administration Expands Educational Choice |

Over 6,000 Interdistrict Choice Seats in 107 School Districts Trenton, NJ - Furthering the Christie Administration's commitment to increasing and improving educational opportunities for children and families, the New Jersey Department of Education announced that more than 6,000 families will be able to select the public school option that best fits their children's needs in the 2013-2014 school year. This fall, with the addition of 40 newly participating districts, 2,787 additional seats are projected to be available through the Interdistrict Choice program. In total, the program, which allows students the option of attending a public school outside their district of... Read more →

Kyrillos Responds to CBO Warning of 2013 Recession

Middletown, August 22... Candidate for the U.S. Senate Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) released the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office's recent warning about a recession in 2013. “Today’s warning by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that the tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to go into effect in January will lead to another recession is very troubling and reinforces the fact that Senator Menendez is not only complicit in bringing our country to this point, but wants to push us off the fiscal cliff by kicking the can down the road forcing future generations to clean up his mess. Our... Read more →

No Tax Returns for You, Dark Money Groups Say

by Kim Barker ProPublica, Aug. 22, 2012, 10:19 a.m It was mid-July and I had come to Hilltop Public Solutions because Jessie Bradley, a partner with the consulting firm, appeared to run two social-welfare nonprofits out of its Washington, D.C., office. ProPublica was preparing a story about how such groups – also known as 501(c)(4)s for their section of the tax code – were pouring money into elections. The nonprofits run by Bradley, Economy Forward and the Citizens for Strength and Security Action Fund, orCSS Action Fund, had spent more than $3 million supporting Democrats in 2010, records showed. Interactive... Read more → football coverage includes GameCenter Last Updated - August 16, 2012 2:09 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS will kick off the 2012 college football season by providing fans with a fully interactive online and mobile destination including highlights from the top games, exclusive weekly video franchises and the return of GameCenter, the live stats companion. Each week during the season, fans will have complete access to game recaps, stats, rankings, photos and social chatter accessible through and via the mobile site.’s coverage of the college football season will start Monday with a five-part season preview series. Each day during the... Read more →

LaSalle Field Hockey Opens Season August 24 in Stanford

PHILADELPHIA – Kristina Foster and Nick Bryan have been named assistant coaches for the La Salle field hockey program, head coach Michelle Marks announced today. “Kristina did an excellent job helping our team reach the postseason last year,” Marks said. “She brings a lot of energy to our program and we’re excited to work together for another season.” Foster spent the 2011 season as a graduate assistant coach with the Explorers, helping the team reach the Atlantic 10 Tournament and tie the program record for most A-10 wins. A Tabernacle, N.J. native, Foster spent the 2010 season as an assistant... Read more →

Christie Promotes New Jersey’s Clean Beaches and Shore Economy in Visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk

Trenton, NJ – Continuing the Christie Administration’s strong commitment and record of action to protect New Jersey’s coastal treasures and promote the state’s shore economy, Governor Chris Christie today visited Asbury Park, making stops along the boardwalk to underscore the importance of healthy beaches and water to a vigorous tourism industry. “Safeguarding the health and sustainability of our beaches, waterways and shore communities is not only our responsibility as stewards of the environment, it is also our obligation to hand these treasures down to our children and future generations. What we do today directly impacts our children’s opportunity to appreciate... Read more →

Denver archbishop defends Paul Ryan in budget battle

Denver, Colo., Aug 20, 2012 / 12:27 am (CNA).- Amid criticism of Paul Ryan’s policy proposals, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has written a column calling for more constructive discussion. “I cannot, nor would I, endorse him or any other candidate,” Archbishop Aquila wrote in a column published Aug. 20 on CNA. “But claims that Paul Ryan’s plan run deeply counter to Catholic social teaching are unfounded and unreasonable.” In order to protect future generations from even greater amounts of debt than they already face, voters and politicians should approach the topic of fiscal policy with stewardship or “a... Read more →

The Bob Barth/Dan McCarthy Wiffleball Odds |

BY CNBNEWS SPORTS The Bob Barth/Dan McCarthy Wiffleball reunion, formerly known as the Brooklawn Wiffleball reunion will be held on September 1st with a rain date for the 2nd on the fields behind the Alice Costello School. The only change for this year is the PITCHING AGE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25. MUST HAVE DRIVERS LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION. NO EXCUSES. Tummy Tee- (7-5) Collins, Collins, MacAdams: Jerry is a champ, but now he is past his prime (old vet). Gaetano’s (6-5) Fahy, Fahy, Resbtock: Rumor has it, Fahy is thinking about quitting rather than face disappointment another year. Jeep MacAdams... Read more →

Primary Care Physicians Are Leaving Medicare

How Problems Facing Primary Care Physicians in Medicare Harm Seniors New Paper Proposes Reforms Washington, DC - Physicians are fleeing Medicare, and primary care physicians most of all, says a just-released paper by David Hogberg, Ph.D. for the National Center for Public Policy Research. Furthermore, action to reform Medicare to address the problem must be taken soon if American seniors and future retirees are to maintain meaningful access these critical doctors. Dr. Hogberg is Washington Correspondent for Investor's Business Daily and a former health care policy analyst for the National Center for Public Policy Research. His new paper, "The Next... Read more →

CNBNews Weekly Stats: 8/13/12 through 8/20/12

Page LoadsUnique VisitsFirst Time VisitsReturning Visits Total 39,372 19,026 15,741 3,285 Average 4,922 2,378 1,968 411 DayDatePage LoadsUnique VisitsFirst Time VisitsReturning Visits Monday 20th August 2012 5,795 2,813 2,332 481 Sunday 19th August 2012 4,031 2,127 1,798 329 Saturday 18th August 2012 3,857 1,974 1,657 317 Friday 17th August 2012 4,938 2,271 1,812 459 Thursday 16th August 2012 4,686 2,293 1,909 384 Wednesday 15th August 2012 4,694 2,190 1,787 403 Tuesday 14th August 2012 5,600 2,573 2,098 475 Monday 13th August 2012 5,771 2,785 2,348 437 Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to... Read more →

Bill To Study Rail Systems Passes...Again

The New Jersey Senate passed today legislation sponsored by Senators Joe Pennacchio and Mike Doherty to create a Passenger Rail Study Commission in response to a recent Office of Legislative Services report that there are no efforts to regionalize rail lines. This volunteer commission will determine how to best utilize existing rail infrastructure. “All rail systems should be evaluated to assure they operate in the best interest of taxpayers and commuters,” said Pennacchio, R-Morris, Passaic, Essex. “We must dedicate this commission to examine all cost-cutting solutions with our neighboring states, from consolidations to mergers, especially as two new trans-Hudson River... Read more →

Runyan Meets Veterans with Brain Injuries at Bancroft

Haddonfield, N.J. – August 17, 2012 – Congressman Jon Runyan (R-NJ) toured Bancroft Brain Injury Services yesterday in Cherry Hill and Voorhees, N.J., where he met with veterans in the program and heard their stories of challenges and hope. Rep. Runyan with Veterans in Bancroft-Operated Apartment Caption: Congressman Jon Runyan (center) meets with veterans Duane Wong (left) and Roger Ortiz, during a tour of Bancroft Brain Injury Services' programs for veterans. The location: a Bancroft-operated apartment in Voorhees, where Wong lives and receives services from Ortiz and other Bancroft staff members. Bancroft Brain Injury Services helps both veterans and civilians... Read more →

Philadelphia Archdiocese Agrees to New Independently Managed Catholic School System

August 21, 2012 In reaching this first-of-its-kind agreement, The Faith in the Future Foundation will assume operational management and leadership of 17 Catholic secondary schools and four schools of special education from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective September 1, 2012. (Philadelphia, August 21, 2012)- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Faith and the Future Foundation, today announced that an agreement-in-principle has been reached to create an independently managed Catholic school system that would encompass the 17 high schools within the Archdiocese as well as its four schools of special education. The Foundation will assume strategic and operational management of these... Read more →

Obituary: OEHLERT Ronald W., Sr. age 47, of Gloucester City NJ

On August 16, 2012. Age 47. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Rebecca, Ronald W. Jr., Michael A. Sr., Tracey and Nicole. Cherished grandfather of Michael A. Jr., Julian and Lucas. Dear brother of Edward (Laura), Charles (Judith), Alexander (Virginia), John (Donna), Patrick (Jacqueline), Wayne (Jennifer). Predeceased by his parents Edward C. Jr. and Olive F. Oehlert and his wife Georgeann (nee Plisko). Ronnie was employed at South Jersey Port. He was a talented musician, skilled artist and a great chef. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30 PM at the... Read more →

Mrs. Geraldine H. Murphy (nee Hagan) of Glendora, GCHS Alumnus Class of '54 | cnbnews

Geraldine H. Murphy (nee Hagan), on August 18, 2012, of Glendora. Age 76. Beloved wife of Joe Murphy. Devoted mother of Michael (Patti), Christopher (Tricia), Maureen Smith (Brian), Brian (Linda), Karen Kelly (Joe), Joanne (Sam) and the late Joseph Francis. Dear sister of Frances Hagan and Bill Hagan (Helen). Predeceased by her parents Frank and Margaret Hagan. Loving grandmother of Kaitlyn, Colleen, Ryan, Mikey, Shannon, Christopher Ian, Sean, Joe, Brian Austin, Liam and Joey and great grandmother of Mackenzie and Robert William. Gerry was a proud graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, class of 1954, where she met her husband... Read more →