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September 2012

Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage and Tax Fraud

TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that two men were sentenced to prison today for mortgage and tax fraud. The pair pleaded guilty in an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey Division of Taxation that charged four men with conspiring to steal over $435,000 by filing hundreds of fraudulent state income tax returns. The two other defendants were previously sentenced to state prison. Adebowale Sheba, 41, of Franklin Township (Somerset County), was sentenced today to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Sumners Jr. in Mercer County. Sheba pleaded guilty on June 28 to two counts of second-degree theft by deception, admitting that he used an alias and false employment and earnings information to obtain mortgage loans in the amounts of $278,950 and $235,000 for the purchase of two homes in Newark. Sheba will be ordered to pay restitution to... Read more →

Family Matters Blog: Families Can Support Suicide Standdown

By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 - As the Army conducts its worldwide standdown for suicide prevention today, there is something family members militarywide can do, too, and it only takes a minute. Get out your smart phone and enter the information for the Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1,, or text at 838255. All calls are confidential and they are taken by trained counselors. So even if you're unsure if someone close to you may be suicidal, you could at least talk through the situation with someone who understands and could share insight. And in the terrible possibility of an emergency, you won't be searching for a number to call. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered the stand down in response to increasing soldier suicides, but noted it is a broader societal problem. "Ultimately, we want the mindset across... Read more →

NJ State Troopers Arrest Man Known As The “Facebook Stalker” | cnbnews

September 27, 2012 Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, N.J. – As a result of a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), detectives from the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit arrested a Hamilton Township man for sending threatening messages on Facebook. In July of this year, NCMEC notified the New Jersey State Police that an individual using the name Jimmy Raketerra sent a threatening message to a juvenile from Browns Mills, N.J. On August 3rd, state police detectives were contacted by the Voorhees Township Police Department; Camden County for assistance with four separate juvenile victims receiving threats via Facebook. A bulletin was sent to all New Jersey Law Enforcement agencies to ascertain if there were any other victims related to this complaint. Twenty-one police departments located additional victims that said they had been threatened by the same person. Detectives analyzing information identified Craig L.... Read more →

Dolhansky Nets Overtime Goal To Propel Women's Soccer Past Duquesne | cnbnews

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle sophomore Anna Dolhansky (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) netted her second game-winning goal of the weekend to propel the Explorers past conference foe Duquense in overtime, 1-0, to improve to 2-0 in Atlantic 10 play on Sunday. “Atlantic 10 games are really important for us, we’re looking to win the championship this year and I think not me playing last year has made me even more excited to be out here,” said Dolhansky, who redshirted in 2011. “I’m doing everything I can to help the team.” Despite outshooting the Dukes 32-5, the Explorers could not find the back of the net and remained scoreless after regulation. Just over two minutes into the extra frame, junior Jourdan McVicker (Metuchen, N.J./Metuchen) sent a pass into freshmanJessika Kagan (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) who then fired a shot off Duquesne keeper Devon Tabata. Dolhansky flew in from the wing and... Read more →


NEW PALTZ, NY – Forward Amy McKeever scored the winning goal for the Rowan University field hockey team in a 2-1 victory at SUNY New Paltz on Sunday afternoon. McKeever (jr. West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford) recorded the game-winner at 65:51. She knocked in a loose ball during a scramble in front of the New Paltz cage. It was her fifth goal of the season. Rowan has an 8-3 record while New Paltz is 6-4 overall. The Profs were ahead 1-0 after the first half. Forward Kellie Campbell (so. Clark, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson) scored at 32:55 with a pass from the right side by midfielder Karlee Henderson (so. Elmer, NJ/Woodstown). Midfielder/back Jessica Caruana (fr. Holbrook, NY/Sachem E.) tied the score at 54:32. Her goal came on a penalty corner with an assist from midfielder Danielle Conklin (jr. Suffern, NY/Suffern). The Profs produced 21 shots while the Hawks had 17. Goalie Jen... Read more →

The Parents of LA Dodgers' First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez Honored

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. For the family of David and Alba Gonzalez, Little League has been a binding thread of their lives. Sons, David, Edgar and Adrian have thrived on the baseball field, with two reaching the Major Leagues, but it is the respect for the life lessons learned between the lines and reinforced by David, Sr., and Alba, that has earned them recognition as the 2012 George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year. In recognition of the Gonzalezes enduring support and commitment to their children and the Little League program, they will be honored at the 66thLittle League Baseball World Series later this month in South Williamsport, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez raised their children in Tijuana, Mexico and Bonita, Calif. Each of the boys played Little League, first in Otay Little League in Tijuana, and later in San Ysidro Little League when the... Read more →

Camden County News 9-28-12

Women’s Health Conference The Freeholder Board’s Annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Sept. 29, at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees. For more information, visit Walk in registration is available. Camden County Senior Health Fair The annual Senior Health Fair is being held on Oct. 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. In addition to seasonal flu shots, the event will feature health information tables, activities, prizes and lunch for Camden County residents age 60 and over. RSVP at (800) 955-2446. Read more here: Courier-Post, September 21, 2012 Retrospect, September 29, 2012 Camden County Flu Shot Program The Freeholders are sponsoring 19 site locations for the 2012 Seasonal Influenza and Pneumonia Immunization Program beginning on Oct. 10. Click here for the schedule. For other information, contact the county Department of Health and Human Services at (800) 999-9045. Kings Highway Roadwork The... Read more →

American Legion Honors Dodgers Player Mark Ellis

L.A. Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis was recently named The American Legion Graduate of the Year for 2012. Past National Commander Jake Comer presented the award to Ellis. (Photo courtesy of the L.A. Dodgers) American Legion Baseball American Legion Baseball enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues. Today, the program registers more than 5,400 teams in all 50 states, including Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more » Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis was recently recognized as The American Legion Graduate of the Year for 2012. American Legion Past National Commander Jake Comer presented him with the honorable award at Dodgers Stadium, which Ellis now shares with many notable Major League Baseball players, including former New York Yankees player and current Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Ellis is a native of Rapid City, S.D., and played Legion Baseball for the Rapid City Post... Read more →

Nina Raspa ’10 Featured in Huffington Post Article on Religion in College

By gostrum on September 7, 2012 - 4:21 pm in Alumni / Nina Raspa '10 (Photo provided) Congratulations to Nina Raspa ’10, who was featured in the Huffington Post article on Religion in College. Nina, a junior at The University of Delaware, and other college students answer the question of how their religious faith has changed since going to college. Nina is the daughter of GCHS graduates Neen Raspa ’77 and Rich Raspa ’79. Check out Nina’s response and the article by clicking on the following link: via Related articles Thomas J Woods, Longtime Gloucester Catholic Fan, WWII Navy Veteran, St. Mary Church Parishioner, Succumbs at the age of 93 Gloucester Catholic Class of 1977 Reunion Set for November 30 Nominations Accepted for Gloucester Catholic Alumni Special Awards | cnbnews Former Rams can still charge | Read more →

Face of Defense: Marine Recalls Camp Bastion Attack |

By Marine Corps Sgt. James Mercure Regional Command Southwest AFGHANISTAN, Sept. 27, 2012 - "There was blood down my leg after I got shot," recalled Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ethan Burk, who was present during the Sept. 14 insurgent night attack on Camp Bastion here in Helmand province. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ethan Burk stands in front of a bullet-riddled concrete barrier scarred from the Sept. 14, 2012, night attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand province Afghanistan. Carrying a bullet-scarred rifle and wounded during the attack, Burk and another Marine maneuvered out of the kill zone to inform the British Army's quick reaction force of the insurgents' fighting position. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Mercure (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. Burk, a hazardous materials management coordinator with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), was on his way to work when he heard the... Read more →

Full 2012-13 La Salle Women’s Basketball Slate Announced

PHILADELPHIA – Head Coach Jeff Williams and the La Salle women's basketball program has announced its 2012-13 nonconference slate, which features five BCS squads, eight postseason teams, seven 20+ win teams and a home contest against SEC foe Florida. “We're playing a very tough nonconference schedule in hopes that it will prepare us for the A-10, which is going to be extremely tough and extremely competitive," Williams said. “We want our players to understand what it's like to win at a high level before we get into conference play.” The Explorers open the 2012-13 campaign with three straight home games at Tom Gola Arena, kicked off on Sunday, Nov. 11, against Loyola-Chicago before hosting Northeastern on Nov. 15. The Explorers will host crosstown foe Drexel two days later, which finished third in the CAA last year and advanced to the second round of the WNIT. The squad then heads on... Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – The national champion 1980-84 men’s outdoor track and field and 2002 field hockey teams have been selected for the 2012 Rowan University-Glassboro State Sports Hall of Fame. The induction will be held on Sunday, October 28 during the school’s Homecoming weekend. The ceremony and brunch reception is at 1 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the University’s Chamberlain Student Center. The cost is $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under and children under three years old are free. Reservations can be made by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at 856-256-5400. After finishing in second place two straight years, the Profs won their first national title in men’s outdoor track and field in 1980. The men’s track and field team also won the NCAA Division III Championship in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984. In 1980, the men had four individual national champions: Leon Devero, 110 meter... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Alumni Magazine Drive

For over 30 years Gloucester Catholic has run a Magazine Drive. This has always been one of the major fundraiser's of the year. 40 % of all sales are retuned to our school. With over 600 ways to show your support, you can renew your favorite magazines, subscribe to new magazines that interest you or give gift subscriptions to friends, relatives and/or business associates. Now you can purchase magazines year-round while saving money and supporting Gloucester Catholic High School. Simply link onto and put in our school online ID number: 2610053and 40% of your order is received by Gloucester Catholic. Thanks Pat Murphy Alumni Relations Read more →

American Legion Cherry Hill Upcoming Events |

UPCOMING LEGION EVENTS: The Harley’s Heroes program celebrates our military veterans - those that have fought for our freedom and independence. And we at Barb’s Harley Davidson are bringing vital service to veterans and their families, by opening our dealership doors to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mobile Service program! You are invited to attend Barb’s Harley’s Heroes event on Saturday October 13th 9-4pm Barb’s Harley Davidson 926 Black Horse Pike Mt Ephraim, NJ 08059 Attend and connect with DAV National Service Officers who will provide FREE benefits counseling to veterans who suffer from service-connected injuries but may have never filed a claim for benefits or have found it difficult working through the red tape. The Harley’s Heroes program has been roaring across American for disabled veterans since 2007, thanks to a grant from the Harley-Davidson foundation. This year marks the fifth year of the program, with a renewed $1... Read more →


Four men were bragging about how smart their dogs are. The first man was an engineer, the second was an accountant, the third was a chemist and the fourth was a government worker. To show off, the engineer called to his dog. "T-Square, do your stuff." T-Square trotted over to a desk, took out some paper and a pen and promptly drew a circle, a square and a triangle. Everyone agreed that was pretty smart. The accountant said his dog could do better. He called his dog and said, "Slide Rule, do your stuff." Slide Rule went out into the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies. He divided them into 4 equal stacks of 3 cookies each. Everyone agreed that was good. The chemist said his dog could do better. He called his dog and said, "Measure, do your stuff." Measure got up, walked over to the fridge, took... Read more →

Red, White & You

Philadelphia Sports Congress release A Community Outreach Program Extending Beyond the Field of Army-Navy The Army-Navy Game December 8, 2012 is significant on many levels. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for our community to honor and recognize the brave men and women of our armed forces and their families for their sacrifices on our behalf. Through the Red, White & You Program, the game is utilized as a platform to introduce core values to our region's young people. Since 2003, the partnership between the Philadelphia Army-Navy Host Committee, Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau Foundation has hosted more than 3,500 young people at the game. In addition, the Red, White & You Program provides pre-game educational programs for the students, hosts "Wounded Warriors" at the game, and supports Operation Gratitude in collecting care package items sent to troops overseas. Supporters of the Red, White &... Read more →


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sept. 29, 2012 AMBLER, Pa - Junior midfielder Mo Hawkins scored in the 54th minute and senior goalkeeper Christine Neal made five saves as the Saint Joseph's women's soccer team blanked Temple, 1-0, to open the Atlantic 10 portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon. After a scoreless first half, in which the Hawks out shot the Owls 15-6, Saint Joseph's would take the lead, 1-0, at 53:45 on Hawkins fifth goal of the season. With the ball in the Temple zone, junior Morgan Duffy chipped a pass into the middle of the box where Hawkins received and deposited a shot into the back of the net. From there, Saint Joseph's (6-4-1, 1-0-0 A-10) would fight off a strong offense attack from Temple to earn the victory. For the game, Saint Joseph's out shot Temple 22-20 with Neal making five saves to earn her sixth win... Read more →

CCAGW Congressional Ratings Released

Dear Concerned Taxpayer, The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) has just released our annualCongressional Ratings! After analyzing 38 votes in the Senate and 120 votes in the House of Representatives on fiscal issues in 2011, CCAGW is ready to tell you how your members of Congress stack up. Every year, CCAGW releases our Congressional Ratings to shine a white-hot spotlight on those lawmakers who are standing up for taxpayers and those who are letting them down. We want to let you, the media, and the American public know which members of Congress are consistently voting for smaller, less costly government, and we want to hold accountable those members who time and again vote for more spending, higher taxes, and the big-government policies that are bankrupting America. CCAGW rates members on a 0 to 100 percent scale and categorizes them as follows: 0-19 percent Hostile; 20-39 percent Unfriendly; 40-59... Read more →

Philadelphia : 13,000 Employees Receive 2.5 Percent Raise -cnbnews

PACKAGE LINKS RAISES AND BENEFIT REFORMS Philadelphia, September 26, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the roughly 5,500 civil service non-represented and exempt employees and first-level supervisors in AFSCME District Council 47 Local 2186 will receive a new compensation/benefits reform package that includes a 2.5 percent pay raise and the reinstatement of step and longevity increases – effective Oct. 1 – as well as healthcare adjustments, proposed pension changes and work rule changes related to overtime and furloughs. The employees who will receive the new compensation/benefits reform package are throughout the executive branch of city government, but also employees in independently elected offices, including City Council, the City Controller’s office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, the Register of Wills and the First Judicial District. The net cost to the City’s General Fund of the raises and related changes for the FY 2013-17 Five Year Plan is... Read more →

Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity Car Show

DATEOctober 13, 2012DIRECTIONS114 North Main Street, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 Get a Google Map of the Area.CITY / STATEMullica Hill, New Jersey (NJ)DESCRIPTION The Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity Car Show will be held on October 13th, 2012. Location: -114 North Main Street, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 Event Times: -9:00am-1:00pm Registration: -$15.00 per car All proceeds benefit Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity. This event will include trophies, prizes, music, food, drinks, and more! Please contact for more information: -(856) 478-2817 Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – Running back Keith Corcoran rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown to lead Rowan University over The College at Brockport, 17-3 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Saturday afternoon. The Profs improve to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference. The Golden Eagles have a 3-2 record with a 1-2 NJAC mark. Corcoran (sr. Atlantic City, NJ/St. Joseph (Hammonton)) had 28 runs for a 4.0 average. Quarterback Louie Bianchini (sr. West Long Branch, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) completed 20 of 33 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Ed Eisenhart (so. Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Reg.) made five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. Running back Withler Marcelin (fr. Ocean Twp., NJ/Ocean Twp.) contributed with four grabs for 56 yards. Kicker Mike Burke (fr. Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) converted two PATs (two attempts) and nailed a 32 yard field goal. Linebacker Patrick Ruley (sr. Margate,... Read more →

TCNJ storms past Western Connecticut 55-27

Danbury, CT … The College of New Jersey football team compiled 576 yards of total offense as they dominated Western Connecticut State University 55-27 in New Jersey Athletic Conference play. The Lions improved to 2-2 on the season and picked up their first conference win to even their record at 1-1 in the NJAC standings. The Colonials fell to 0-4 in 2012. Senior Justin Doniloski (Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills) scored a career-high three touchdowns and amassed 170 yards of total offense in the game to lead the attack. He had running scores of five and two yards and also caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Dugan (Clark, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson). Doniloski finished with 27 carries for 127 yard and also caught seven passes. Dugan also had a big day as he rushed for a pair of touchdown scores and threw for another. He finished 26-of-35 for 263 yards through the... Read more →


Tim Lazorko and Jake Nelson Score One Goal Each; Andrew D’Ottavi Makes Four Saves in Win Sept. 29, 2012 BALTIMORE - With just under nine seconds remaining in overtime, sophomore midfielder Jake Nelson netted a penalty shot past a diving Loyola goalkeeper to lift the Hawks over the Greyhounds, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex. Freshman midfielder Tim Lazorko scored Saint Joseph's first goal in the 84th minute to tie the score, forcing the game into overtime. In a game that saw 46 total shots, the Hawks kept the Greyhounds shotless in overtime to come out on top with their fourth win of the season. With the win, Saint Joseph's concludes its regular season non-conference schedule with a 4-5-0 record. Down 1-0 after a late Loyola goal by Connor Thompson in the 81st minute, the Hawks continued to put pressure on the home-team defense. Gaining possession of a... Read more →

CREW: Republican Rep. David Rivera One of the Most Corrupt Members of Congress

Two weeks ago, we released the eighth edition of CREW's Most Corrupt Members of Congress report, shining a light on the misdeeds committed by 20 of Washington's worst. We make a point of not ranking the members we've featured, but the results of our poll show no one is more deserving of inclusion in this year's crop of corrupt lawmakers than the Sunshine State's own Rep. David Rivera. Already under investigation by the FBI and IRS for numerous money laundering and tax evasion schemes, the Miami-area Republican now finds himself under fire for allegedly handing off David Rivera, member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) envelopes stuffed with cash to bankroll a ringer candidate in the Democratic primary. While we've been on his case for almost two years, the national media is now starting to take notice — thanks in part to our report. Politicians like... Read more →

Father and Son Charged with Conspiring to Defraud Lenders of $4.5 Million

Investigation by New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice revealed that the father allegedly promised to rescue homeowners from foreclosure, but instead sold their homes to unwitting investors TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a father and son from New Jersey were charged today in an alleged scheme in which the father promised to rescue homeowners who were facing foreclosure, but instead sold their homes to unwitting investors and conspired with the son to steal $4.5 million from lenders by filing fraudulent mortgage applications in the investors’ names. Vito Grippo, 57, of Jackson, and his son, Frederick P. Grippo, 32, of Old Bridge, were each charged by complaint-summons with second-degree offenses of conspiracy and theft by deception. In addition, the father alone was charged with second-degree offenses of money laundering and theft by failure to make required disposition of property received. Each of the second-degree charges carries a... Read more →

World Health Organization mulling global cigarette tax | Washington Free Beacon

Whichever option the WHO ends up backing, “they’re both two big, bad ideas,” said Daniel Mitchell, a senior tax policy fellow at the Cato Institute. Free-market tax policy analysts such as Mitchell and Williams have long argued against such taxes on tobacco, saying they are regressive, ineffective, and counter-productive. Cigarette taxes hit low-income people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of Americans earning less than $15,000 per year are smokers, compared with only 11 percent of those earning more than $50,000 annually. Since cigarette taxes are fixed and not based on ability to pay, they necessarily consume a higher percentage of low incomes. Critics also argue such a tax increase will not generate more revenue, but push more sales to the black market and counterfeit cigarette producers. “It’s already huge problem,” Mitchell said. “In many countries, a substantial share of cigarettes are black market... Read more →

Lions/Bulldogs Update:Corey Clement rushes for 476 yards, 7 touchdowns

By Steven Spiewak September 28-Corey Clement had a Friday night for the ages, rushing for 476 yards and seven touchdowns in a 45-23 Glassboro (N.J.) victory over Gloucester City. Clement was nearly unstoppable; his 476 rushing yards is the most in South Jersey history,according to Scott Chappelear. He achieved the total on only 15 carries, according to Glassboro statistician Vic Mangeney. Heading into his senior season, Clement was already the all-time single season rushing leading in South Jersey by gaining 2,510 yards and 36 touchdowns, breaking a record previously held by Ron Dayne. In three games this season, Clement has already rushed for 842 yards. In June, Clement gave a verbal commitment to Pitt. However, he continues to keep his options open and visit other schools. According to Glassboro head coach Mark Maccarone, Clement has visited Nebraska and intends to visit Wisconsin. He also spent last weekend in South... Read more →

HHS mandate allows minors free contraception, sterilization

By Kevin J. Jones Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2012 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Minor children on their parents’ health care plans will have free coverage of sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs, under the controversial HHS mandate – and depending on the state, they can obtain access without parental consent. Matt Bowman, senior counsel for the religious liberty legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, said the mandate “tramples parental rights” because it requires them to “pay for and sponsor coverage of abortifacients, sterilization, contraception and education in favor of the same for their own children.” The Department of Health and Human Services ruled in January 2012 that most employers who have 50 or more employees must provide the coverage as “preventive care” for “all women with reproductive capacity.” The mandate also requires the coverage for beneficiaries, including minors, on the affected health plans, Bowman told CNA Sept. 20. That means... Read more →

German court: Catholics who don't pay religious tax must leave church | National Catholic Reporter

WARSAW, Poland -- The German bishops' conference defended a controversial decree that said Catholics who stop paying a church membership tax cannot receive sacraments. "There must be consequences for people who distance themselves from the church by a public act," said Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg, conference president, in defending the Sept. 20 decree. "Clearly, someone withdrawing from the church can no longer take advantage of the system like someone who remains a member," he said at a news conference Monday as the bishops began a four-day meeting in Fulda. "We are grateful Rome has given completely clear approval to our stance." The archbishop said each departure was "painful for the church," adding that bishops feared many Catholics were unaware of the consequences and would be "open to other solutions." "The Catholic church is committed to seeking out every lost person," said Zollitsch, whose remarks were reported by Germany's Die... Read more →

The Hoover Legacy, 40 Years After Part 5: A Day in the Life |

09/25/12 It’s 50 years ago today, a warm morning in late September 1962. The 67-year-old J. Edgar Hoover—who by then had served as FBI Director for 38 years—woke up, showered, and dressed. Hoover’s long-time house-keeper, Annie Fields, served breakfast, and the Director shared a fair amount of it with his two Cairn Terriers—Cindy and G-Boy, his third dog by that name. By 8 a.m., a Bureau driver arrived to get Hoover and then drove a few blocks away and picked up Associate Director Clyde Tolson. Since it was a nice day, the car stopped on Virginia Avenue near the National Mall. The two elderly gentlemen got out and walked the remaining six or seven blocks to the Department of Justice building. ‘Watch the Borders’ Among the more famous “Blue Gems” over the years—as Hoover’s marginalia were called because of his use of blue ink—was the “watch the borders” memo. The... Read more →

Philadelphia Takes Center Court

Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships Return Drexel University's Daskalakis Athletic Center will be home to the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships from October 4-12, 2012. This is the 28th annual meeting of the U.S. Open Championships and the second consecutive year being hosted in Philadelphia. "We are extremely excited for the U.S. Open to return to Philadelphia, a city with a deep history in the sport and an outstanding squash community," said US Squash CEO Kevin Klipstein. This year's event will feature the top 10 ranked women's players and nine of the top 10 men's players in the world, all competing for the chance to win $185,000, the most prize money in U.S. Open history. The event will be broadcast on Squash TV, and streaming online via For more information about the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, visit Read more →

Philadelphia Police Hero Plaque Dedication for Police Officer William J McNulty

By Frank DomizioSEP 25, 2012 A Police Hero Plaque was unveiled on Wednesday honoring Philadelphia Police Officer William J. McNulty, of the then 20th and Buttonwood Station, who suffered a heart attack while in the performance of his police duties. On Wednesday, March 6, 1946, Officer William J McNulty was on duty directing a police detail during a strike at the General Electric plant at 69th and Elmwood Avenue when he suffered a heart attack. Officer McNulty was taken to the Philadelphia General Hospital, where he passed away the next day, on Thursday, March 7, 1946. Philadelphia Police Officer McNulty was 44 years old and a sixteen year veteran of the Philadelphia Police department. William J. McNulty was survived by his wife Eleanor and three (3) children, Joanne, Patricia, and William. The Plaque for Police Officer Magro is the 107th tribute to a fallen Philadelphia Police Department hero and the... Read more →

La Salle Falls 3-0 to Dayton -cnbnews

PHILADELPHIA - La Salle volleyball fought hard on Friday night, but fell 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-13) to No. 20 Dayton at Tom Gola Arena. The Flyers (11-4, 3-0 A-10) nixed the gritty Explorer effort by hitting .330 (45 kills-10 errors-106 attempts) as a team and accumulating 7.5 blocks on the night. In contrast, La Salle hit .132 (30 kills-16 errors-106 attempts) and posted no blocks. Dayton cruised to a first set victory but La Salle countered with a strong start to the second. With the set locked up 7-7, the Flyers put their foot on the gas pedal, rattling off 18 of the next 29 points en route to the set victory. Dayton hit .455 as a team in the third period, extinguishing all Explorer comeback attempts. Jennifer Whelan put together an impressive match, hitting .556 (6 kills-1error-9 attempts) while Kelly Scanlon was the lone Explorer with double-digit kills (13,... Read more →


September 28 YORK, PA – The Rowan University women’s volleyball team went 1-1 on the first day of the Spartan Invitational. The Profs lost to Eastern University, 3-0 and defeated Centenary College, 3-0. Against Eastern (15-2), the set scores were 25-12, 25-15 and 25-20. The Eagles were led by outside hitter Kearby Benak (jr. Houston, TX/Langham Creek) with 14 kills and seven digs. Outside hitter Lauren Sproles (so. Lititz, PA/Warwick) and middle hitter Kaitlyn Gochenauer (fr. Manheim, PA/Manheim Central) registered eight kills apiece. Setter Amy Guarino (so. Pottstown, PA/Pope John Paul II) collected 26 assists. Setter Rikki Schlager (fr. Lititz, PA/Manheim Twp.) added 12 assists, while libero Kelly Groff (sr. Audubon, PA/Methacton) had 12 digs. For the Profs, middle blocker Nikki Binetti (so. Brick, NJ/Brick Twp.) compiled six kills. Outside hitter/middle blocker Morgan Mende (fr. Glen Rock, NJ/Glen Rock) and outside hitter/middle blocker Danielle Havlicek (fr. Midland Park, NJ/Midland Park)... Read more →

Glassboro's Corey Clement Rushes for Five TDs

Final Score Bulldogs 43 Lions 23 Glassboro (N.J.) defeat Gloucester City (N.J.) 45-23 after a strong game fromCorey Clement, who rushed for five touchdowns. Thanks to the stand out performance the senior now has eight touchdowns on the season. The Bulldogs were up 25-15 at the half after taking the lead on a Clement touchdown run in the first quarter. Glassboro saw its 10-point halftime lead fall to nine entering the fourth. GHS secured its victory by scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter to push the final margin to 22. The Bulldogs' standout player in the win was Clement. The senior running back caught one touchdown. A member of the Top 25 Big Backs, Clement has now scored eight touchdowns on the season. Glassboro also won the meeting between the two teams last season, 40-20. The defeat comes as a step back for Gloucester City, which notched a 36-0... Read more →

Fifth Case of West Nile Virus in Camden County

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. - Camden County health officials on Friday confirmed the county's fifth case of West Nile Virus. According to CBS NEWS the 39-year-old man became sick with a fever, headache and muscular pain on September 8. He was hospitalized for three days but has since been discharged. Officials believe he was exposed to the virus at his home but would not disclose where the person lives. For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus and is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus. SLE has occurred in humans in Camden County but not recently. SLE virus is most prevalent in the southeastern and mid-western United States. However, WNV is typically found in Africa, Europe, and West Asia (primarily in countries bordering the Mediterranean Basin). It is not known how... Read more →


DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2012 - Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 147 candidates for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments®, a leading provider of not-for-profit workplace retirement savings plans in higher education. The 147 nominees also comprise the list of semifinalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. "This year's candidates truly embody the National Football Foundation's mission of building leaders through football," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (1997 Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. "They are standouts in the classroom and on the field and have become leaders in their respective communities. Each school should take great pride in being... Read more →

Philadelphia: Police Seek Burglar With Good Complexion

press release A Main Line, Pennsylvania burglar evidently had an interest in appearance- -in skin care products- -during a burglary police reported at a home in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. The burglar made off with jewelry, coins, pillow cases (to carry the loot)- -and boxes of Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Night Cream and Reviva Labs Organic Antioxidant & Texturizing Day Cream. According to Haddonfield, N.J.'s Reviva Labs President, Stephen Strassler, "The thief may not have a clear conscience, but probably has a clear complexion." Read more →


CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION NETS 17 ARRESTS OF SUSPECTED ILLEGAL ALIENS (Phoenix, AZ) This morning Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at United Construction Group located at 6840 W. Frier Drive in Glendale seeking numerous suspects whose employment records show they are likely using false identifications. According to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his deputies received information from an employee at the warehouse that several employees were suspected of being illegal aliens and using false identifications. After a thorough search of employment records, deputies determined that the company employed 126 workers. Sixteen employees at the company were suspected of using false identification to gain employment there. Today’s operation marks the 67th criminal employment operation undertaken by the Sheriff’s Office. In previous operations, a total of 647 suspects were arrested by Sheriff’s deputies, 460 for identify theft, a class four felony. All of the suspects arrested for identity theft were later determined to be... Read more →

Obituary: Mary Bell McCoy, age 98 of Darby PA |

McCOY Mary Bell On September 25, 2012, in the Little Flower Manor in Darby, PA (nee Ricker) Age 98. Loving wife of the late John Lester McCoy. In the loving and cherished care of her children: Charles Brown McCoy of Eddystone, PA, Johanne McCoy Heard (Dr. David B. Heard) of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, John Albert McCoy (Barbara) of Chadds Ford, PA and the late Leslie Dempsey (surviving husband Earl) of Ridley Park, PA. Devoted Grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of 5. Mary Bell’s passion in her life was music. She attended The Juilliard School of Music in New York City, NY. Mary Bell was a lifetime musician and was the organist and choir director at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Eddystone, PA. She was loved by her extended family and caregivers at Little Flower Manor in Darby, PA. Relatives, friends, residents of Little Flower Manor and caregivers are kindly... Read more →

Obituary: Dorothy Hammel, age 85, of Gloucester City |

On September 26, 2012. Age 85. (nee Burke) Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Gene Hammel (Eleanor), Barry Hammel and the late Steve Hammel. Cherished grandmother of Monica (Freddy), Keith and Dean and great grandmother of Freddy and Cody. Loving sister of Harry Burke (Eleanor). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service will begin at 11 AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Discovery Ministries, Inc., 106 Vesper Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108 or to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation: The Cancer Research Fund: Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. In the memo, please write: Dorothy Hammel. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Dorothy Hammel. Funeral... Read more →

Jerry Sampson , Gloucester Catholic Alumnus Class of '48, Navy Veteran, KofC Member

SAMPSON Riley “Jerry” On September 26, 2012. Age 82. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 59 years to Patricia Ann Sampson (nee Nolan). Loving father of Maryann Deacon, Patricia Sampson (Gordon Smith), Teresa Andrews, Betsy Sherrer (Karl), Kathleen Murchake and Gerald Sampson (Rose). Cherished grandfather of Nicole, William, Christina, Melissa, Dillon, Alyson, Jamie, Tommy, Madison, Julia and Leah. Jerry (photo)graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1948 and later attended Temple University. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. Jerry retired from RCA –GE Aerospace in Camden after 25 years. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, an honorary life member of Gloucester City Knights of Columbus Council 674 and volunteered for Msgr. Lucitt’s Needy Children’s Christmas Fund. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester... Read more →

Little League, SKLZ Team to Film Series of Instructional Videos

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. September 21, 2012 Little League International and SKLZ, the Preferred Training Partner of Little League Baseball and Softball, recently filmed several instructional video segments for the free online Coaches Resource Center. The series of clips, filmed at the Western Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif., and the University of California-Riverside, focus on the basic elements of Little League Baseball and Little League Softball for Minor and Major Division-age players. “The opportunity to enhance the education and training available to coaches, through the Coaches Resource Center, is an important step toward engaging new volunteers and building their confidence to coach,” Nick Caringi, Senior Director of Operations and Education, said. “Through the relationship with SKLZ, training coaches and providing easy-to-access resources via the Internet, is expected to give both novice and experienced coaches alike the tools necessary to teach players.” Introducing the various baseball lessons was... Read more →


Garganio Reports 300 Computers Currently Available In County Libraries and One-Stop Center Easy access to the Internet continues to serve as a valuable resource for those seeking employment, and Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio today reported that nearly 300 computers are available, free of charge, to County residents. The Burlington County Library System, which includes 16 branch and member libraries, currently has in service a total 252 computers. Add to that another 42 computers at the County’s One-Stop-Career Center in the Human Services Facility on Woodlane Road in Westampton. “If a resident wants to surf the web for job openings, training opportunities, or other employment tools, and they don’t have a personal computer or laptop, there are plenty available to them, throughout the County,” said Garganio. “The County’s own Business and Job Seeker webpage continues to be one of the most visited pages on the County government website, so we fully... Read more →


photo credit: Work on the Gloucester City/Brooklawn Broadway Bridge is photo credit progressing. The photos taken on Sunday, September 23, 2012 shows the west side of the bridge.The concrete has been removed and new steel supports have been installed. In the foreground is the Gloucester City Water Tower. According to Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund the Department has been getting complaints from the contractor about cars speeding through the construction zone. Also some school buse drivers are not paying attention to the weight ban. Buses and trucks over a certain weight are being detoured away from the site. "We will talk to the Brooklawn Police and, in conjunction with them, run speed enforcement through the work zones. Remember that all construction zones carry double penalties for speeding through the construction areas. Please SLOW DOWN!", said Berglund. Read more →

Bishop Gomez on Upcoming Presidential Election

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 24, 2012 / 05:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has called on Catholics to achieve a “unity of life” and let their faith form their political decisions as they prepare to vote this November. “We have important obligations as citizens. But we have to carry out those obligations always in light of our duty to God,” the archbishop wrote in his Sept. 21 column for The Tidings. The column is the first in a series he will write on the principles that should guide Catholics in thinking about this year's elections. Archbishop Gomez observed that Catholics have a dual temptation with regards to faith and politics. They can either separate their beliefs from how they vote, or they can use their religion to justify their political projects. But these two options both fail to bring about a “unity of life” in which... Read more →


TO AVOID REVIEW OF RECORDS ON LT. GOV. KIM GUADAGNO’S $245K PENSION SCHEME Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist reprinted with permission of NJ WatchDog TRENTON — New Jersey’s Government Records Council rejected the state Treasury’s latest attempt to avoid disclosing documents related to an alleged $245,000 pension scheme involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. By a 4-0 vote on Tuesday, GRC denied the Treasury’s request for a stay and reconsideration of an Aug. 31 order that requires its state pension officials to turn over 26 records for inspection. After review, the council will decide what documents, if any, should be released to New Jersey Watchdog. Treasury officials gathered the records while reviewing allegations that Monmouth County sheriff’s officer Michael Donovan Jr. improperly collected nearly $85,000 a year in state retirement pay in addition to his $87,500 annual salary. At the center of the controversy are false statements made by Guadagno when... Read more →

New Statewide Program to help Small Exporters |

September 25, 2012 Trenton, NJ – Recognizing the role New Jersey’s export industry plays in advancing the state’s economy and creating jobs, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno announced during a speech today to the U.S. Commercial Service Global Business Forum in Atlantic City, a new statewide program to help small exporters gain better access to foreign markets against increasingly tough global competition. The New Jersey State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, funded through a $204,000 grant from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) STEP program along with state resources, will provide training and export assistance to eligible small businesses that are new to export, as well as those already selling their goods and services to other countries. The program will be administered by the New Jersey Business Action Center’s (BAC) Office of International Business Development and Protocol over a one-year period. “The New Jersey State Trade and Export Promotion program will... Read more →

Summer Urban Youth Corps Program Works

brings employment skills and training to local youth while enhancing urban gateways (Camden) – Continuing the Christie Administration’s commitment to provide young adults with work readiness and vocational skills, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced that approximately 120 youth participated in the Summer Urban Youth Corps program at twelve locations throughout the Garden State. Participants gained important employment skills while working to improve the appearance of urban gateways in nine counties. “The Christie Administration helped approximately 120 young adults earn money this summer and gain valuable work experience through the Urban Youth Corps program,” Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mrozek said. “The projects that were built enhance the attractiveness of urban gateways along or near New Jersey highways.” During a visit to the Camden project site along Route 30 (Admiral Wilson Boulevard), NJDOT Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mrozek commended all grant recipients for their efforts over the past several months under a... Read more →


Happenings in Ocean City Ocean City celebrates one of its most popular events, the Indian Summer Weekend, for the 38th time Oct. 6-8. Centerpiece of the event is the mile-longFALL BLOCK PARTY that extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. on Sat., Oct. 6 and attracts more than 40,000 visitors. Over 350 juried crafters from throughout the east coast participate in the block party. An array of hand made products will be featured. Block Party hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A huge fireworks display is scheduled following the block party. The fireworks are fired from a barge off the 9th St. Beach at 9:30 p.m. Block party events include a variety of foods. There is a popular Greek Food Festival that has been featured at the event every year since it began 38 years ago. Seafood, ribs, hot dogs, pizza, soft pretzels, bagels, baked goods and... Read more →