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September 2012

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,"... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... Read more →

Video: Vote for Obama! Get a Free Cell Phone

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by RealFreedom1776 Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012 Related articles The 47% Speaks: She's Voting for Obama Because He Gave Her a Free Phone Screeching Obama banshee: Obama gave me 'free phone,' 'Romney sucks!' Obama Has My Vote - He Gives Us Free Phones (Video) Read more →

TCNJ 2 Ursinus 0, Lions Remain Undefeated

Ewing, NJ… The last time The College of New Jersey and Ursinus College met in field hockey was in the 2011 NCAA Division III semifinals with the Lions earning a 2-0 win en route to claiming the title. The teams met again on Thursday with TCNJ once again winning by that 2-0 score to remain undefeated on the season. TCNJ is 7-0 and pushed its winning streak to 21 games, while the Bears dipped to 3-4. The third-ranked Lions scored the only goal of the half as senior Jillian Nealon(Whitehouse Station, NJ/Hunterdon Central) was credited with her 12th of the... Read more →

Dr. Miller Receives National Honor For a Lifetime of Exemplary Church Research

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA'S DR. ROBERT MILLER TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS REV. LOUIS J. LUZBETAK, SVD, AWARD The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to announce that on October 16, 2012 Dr. Robert Miller, Director of Planning and Research for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be presented with the prestigious Rev. Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Award for his extraordinary efforts in the area of research on behalf of the Church. The award, given annually by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University, honors a researcher who has made a significant lifetime contribution to research in the Catholic Church.... Read more →

Libyan President Contradicts Obama: Film Not Responsible for Attack

As recently as yesterday, President Obama stood before the world at the United Nations and blamed "The Innocence of Muslims" for the unrest in the Middle East and, more specifically, the death of four Americans in Libya, including Christopher Stevens, our Libyan Ambassador. Obama refuses to acknowledge the assassination of Stevens was a terrorist attack, even though other members of his Administration, including his own Secretary of State, have already conceded it was exactly that. In fact, every bit of intel also contradicts the President. And now, Libyan President Mohamed Magarief is on the record declaratively stating the video had... Read more →

Some Women are Against Federal Contraception and Sterilization Mandate

WASHINGTON D.C., September 23 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Thousands of women across the country are leading grassroots efforts to make their voices heard in opposition to the federal contraception and sterilization mandate. The Women Speak for Themselves movement is driven by “things that women are deciding to do on their own,” said Meg McDonnell, who has been assisting the group from early in its existence. McDonnell told CNA on Sept. 20 that the movement has received “hundreds of e-mails” about women’s efforts to defend religious freedom, including prayer campaigns, local rallies, blog posts, discussions with elected representatives, voter registration drives, billboards... Read more →

Regions Realigned for 2013: Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Australia will have an entry in the Little League Baseball World Series, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. Three of the existing 16 regions will be realigned, it was decided in last week’s meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors. The new alignment gives Australia’s national champion in the Little League Baseball Division an automatic berth in the World Series (along with Canada, Mexico, and Japan). “The 16 regions that send teams to the Little League Baseball World Series... Read more →

US officials knew Libya attack was terrorism within 24 hours, sources confirm | Fox News

URGENT: U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that it was a terrorist attack and suspected Al Qaeda-tied elements were involved, sources told Fox News -- though it took the administration a week to acknowledge it. The account conflicts with claims on the Sunday after the attack by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice that the administration believed the strike was a "spontaneous" event triggered by protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film. Two senior U.S. officials said the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first... Read more →

Obituary: Joseph Harvey, age 92, of Oaklyn, formerly of Gloucester City |

Joseph Harvey AGE: 92 • Oaklyn On September 2, 2012, of Oaklyn, NJ. Age 92 yrs. Mr. Harvey is survived by his godson William Harvey III along with 3 nieces, 3 nephews and numerous wonderful caring friends. He is also predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Joe was born and raised in Gloucester City. He then moved to Fairview where he resided for many years until finally moving to Oaklyn 40 years ago. He was also a former long time employee at both NY Shipbuilding Co., and R. M. Hollingshead Co. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday... Read more →

Obituary: Doris Neild , age 83, of Gloucester City NJ |

On September 5, 2012, a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 83 years. Doris was preceded in death by her beloved parents William and Ethel Neild and her dear sisters and brother Edith Warren, Anna May Geiger and David Neild. She is survived by her loving niece and nephews Christine Shayka, William Geiger and David Warren and their families. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Inurnment to follow in Eglington... Read more →

Obituary: Frederick "Fred" Messerschmitt Jr., of Sparta, TN, formerly of Gloucester City NJ |

Frederick "Fred" Messerschmitt, Jr., age 53, from Sparta, TN died on Sept. 6, 2012 from congestive heart and multi organ failure after a long 9 year battle that began after a virus damaged his heart. Fred passed at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN with family by his side. Raised in Gloucester City NJ, he moved to Tennessee to continue his career with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Despite his health issues he reached his goal of 25 years of service on Aug. 11, 2012. His employment included the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard as well as the Watts Bar... Read more →

Obituary: James E. Griffith , age 72, of Gloucester City NJ |

On September 21, 2012, a lifelong resident of Gloucester City until his recent move to Mt. Ephraim, NJ, age 72 years. Dear brother of Carrie Garton, Bella Reeves, Ella Schemelia, Rose Hoe and the late Charles Griffith, Jr., Henry H. Griffith and Charlotte P. Ritchie. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services Thursday 11:00AM at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gloucester City, NJ. Arrangements entrusted to the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, Gloucester City, NJ Related articles Michael Grzybowski, Purple Heart Recipient, Retired City Housing Authority Employee Aldy DiGiacomo Jr., GCHS... Read more →

Obituary: William J. Booth Jr. age 80, of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus Class of 1952 |

William J. Booth, Jr., went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2012, four days after celebrating his 80th birthday. He was born in Gloucester City, NJ and graduated high school in 1952. He was a marine designer with New York Ship Building Corporation and then JJ Henry Co., Inc. Bill was a devoted family man. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54 years, Anne C. (née Dubas) Booth, and his children, William J. III, David P., and Anne M. (Joseph) Domico all of Westville, NJ. He was a loving grandfather to Josiah, Sarah, Katherine, Alethea, and... Read more →

Senate Panel OKs Bill for Longer School Day, School Year Pilot Program

The Senate Education Committee on Monday advanced a bill that would create a statewide pilot program to lengthen the school day and school year. Under the bill, S-2087, up to 25 interested school districts could apply to the state Commissioner of Education to participate in the three-year pilot, which has a goal of studying the effects that a longer school day and school year would have on student achievement. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Teresa M. Ruiz, chair of the Senate Education Committee, and Sen. Shirley K. Turner. There is no requirement or mandate. The proposal also includes a... Read more →


September 26, 2012 Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s soccer team raced out to a three-goal lead in the first half and never looked back as the Lions posted a 5-1 victory over visiting Rutgers-Camden on Wednesday. The win puts TCNJ at 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, while the Scarlet Raptors dropped to 2-7-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the conference. The Lions gained control in the opening half scoring the first three goals of the game with sophomore Korrie Harkins (Wenonah, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) banging in a centering pass from Brenna Rubino (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern). That... Read more →

Philadelphia: Rockin' On!

Philadelphia's Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon a mainstay for 35 years A beautiful Sunday morning made for ideal conditions for the running of the 35th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on September 16. An estimated 20,000 participants laced up their running shoes to compete in the 13.1-mile race throughout Center City and Fairmount Park's scenic river drives. Formerly the Philadelphia Distance Run, the race was added to the Rock 'n' Roll series in 2010 and has attracted some of the sport's greatest runners, producing five world records, three U.S. marks and numerous other records. In his first time competing... Read more →

A warm, wet fall would dampen foliage colors

English: Fall foliage autumn leaf colour Vermont Hogback Mountain one hundred mile lookout (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- This summer was notable because of drought conditions in June and July, and searing heat in July, but that won't limit the beauty of Pennsylvania's fall foliage. Instead, it's the next few weeks' weather that will be determinant, according to a forest expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. And long-term weather forecasts point to mild weather -- 60- to 70-degree days and nights in the mid-40s -- through the end of October, with no frosts. For fall foliage... Read more →

Video: Art Institute of Philadelphia Interview with GCHS Art Teacher David Sipple

Check out the following interview with GCHS' David Sipple, participating artist and High School arts educator. This video was shot during the opening event of "What Those Who Teach Can Do," at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. The Art Institute of Philadelphia is proud to honor High School arts educators with an exhibition of their personal works. Related articles School Choice Hot Topic For Gloucester City Board of Ed 1971 Gloucester Catholic HS Football Team to be Honored | Gloucester Catholic Friends, Alumni Receive Five Awards ONCE A RAM, ALWAYS A RAM! Dave Jensen GCHS Alumnus Class of '81... Read more →

AMAC: Obamacare May Be the President’s Undoing in November

“Seniors are overwhelmingly in favor of repealing ObamaCare, 59% to 35%. That’s a 24 point spread.” - BOHEMIA, NY, Sep 21 – “The president’s opponents point at what they call his record of failure as justification for firing him in November, but his record of achievement – namely the passage of ObamaCare – may be his undoing come the election,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. The more people learn about the 2400-page Affordable Care Act [ACA], the stronger the opposition grows, Weber noted. “A clear majority of Americans want to see the health... Read more →

Janet A. Davidson age 71 of Brooklawn |

On September 22, 2012, (nee Runner), of Brooklawn, NJ, age 71 yrs. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Davidson, loving mother of John and Michael Davidson, dear sister of William and Richard Runner, Carol Stango, Ginny Coombs Joann Davis, Douglas Runner and Lisa Clanet and cherished grandmother of 8 grandchildren. Janet loved going to the Casinos, hanging out with friends. She loved visiting her sister in Fla., going to the Shore and bowling,but above all loved and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00... Read more →

FDA Scam Alert: Beware of Bogus FDA Agents

No doubt about it, purchasing your medications online is quick and convenient. But it could also place your personal information in the hands of criminals. Since 2008, hundreds of people who have purchased drugs over the Internet or via telephone have unwittingly exposed themselves to extortion by individuals posing as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agents. Despite ongoing investigations and arrests by FDA, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement's, Homeland Security Investigations, such scams are hard to trace and eliminate. And according to Philip Walsky, special agent in charge at FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI),... Read more →

Obituary: Edna F. Van Gemert , age 92, of Gloucester City |

On September 19, 2012, (nee Boulware), a resident of Gloucester City, NJ since 1950. Age 92 yrs. Edna was the beloved wife of the late Peter "Carl" Van Gemert, loving mother of Elise Foster (Mark) of Gloucester, Beverly Bauers (Lou Randolph) of Woodbury Heights, Hendrik (Rick) Van Gemert (Wendy) of Mullica Hill, and the late Joan Donovan and the late Carl Van Gemert. Cherished grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 15. Edna was a long time Certified Nurses Assistant at St. Mary's Nursing Home in Cherry Hill, and was a former member of Cloud Chapter OES in Gloucester. She... Read more →

Bill Donohue Comments on Naked Gay Sadists | cnbnews

September 25, 2012 Bill Donohue comments as follows: Last Sunday, homosexuals paraded around naked in the streets of San Francisco at the annual Folsom Street Fair. There were no arrests. They did more than walk the streets nude—they beat each other with whips. The leather/fetish homosexuals led each other around like dogs with metal collars; they set up booths where visitors could get flogged; they sold hard-core pornography; they promoted BDSM (bondage, domination, sadism and masochism); they mutilated their bodies with metal spikes. And after promoting lethal sex acts—the kind that causes AIDS—they raised money for AIDS. As always, the... Read more →

Invasive Species Online Survey

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is notifying subscribers to the NJ Marine Fishing E-mail List of the opportunity to assist anthropologists with the University of Maryland, who are working with colleagues from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Maryland Sea Grant, on a study of invasive species by completing an online survey. The study focus is whether baitworms, specifically bloodworms, and their packing materials create a pathway for the introduction of species not native to the mid-Atlantic region and potentially disruptive to local ecosystems and fishing. The anthropologists want to know what fishers, boaters, conservationists, and others know... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: Disastrous Foreign Policy Reflects a Disastrous Presidency

By: Christopher G. Adamo The “unexpected” nature of the pandemic of chaos throughout the Middle East is really no different than any of the other unanticipated problems now confronting the Obama Administration. Certainly, the $831 billion dollar “stimulus” of early 2009 should have had the nation’s economy humming by now, with Main Street thriving on account of all the new businesses, hiring those unemployed people, and giving them Cadillac health-care coverage in the process. Just as certainly, Barack Obama’s flowery but empty platitudes of “hope and change,” the fake Greek columns where he accepted the Democrat nomination for the White... Read more →

Life with the Vandals by Victor Davis Hanson - City Journal

California's San Joaquin Valley and Central Valley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Out here in the San Joaquin Valley, civilization has zoomed into reverse, a process that I witness regularly on my farm in Selma, near Fresno. Last summer, for example, intruders ripped the copper conduits out of two of my agriculture pumps. Later, thieves looted the shed. I know no farmer in a five-mile radius who has escaped such thefts; for many residents of central California, confronting gang members casing their farms for scrap metal is a weekly occurrence. I chased out two last August. One neighbor painted his pump with... Read more →

Obituary: Timothy M. Wolfe, age 54, of Cherry Hill NJ

WOLFE Timothy M. On September 24, 2012. Age 54. Of Cherry Hill. Cherished son of Alice Wolfe (nee Brooks) and the late William Wolfe. Loving brother of Billy (Patti), John (Dee), Steven (Beverly), Terrance (Maria). Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

NJ Voters Approve $13.8 Million in School Construction

TRENTON, September 25, 2012—Voters approved two of the three bond referendums on Monday’s ballot for a total of $13.88 million in school construction, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported today. A total of $30.78 million in school construction was proposed among the three districts. In Bergen County, Ridgefield voters approved $2.9 million to upgrade science labs in two schools. In Mercer County, Princeton voters approved $10.98 million for renovations to six schools and the administration building. And in Union County, Westfield voters rejected a $16.9 million proposal for roofs and turf field upgrades. None of the proposed projects would... Read more →

CNBNEWS Op-Ed: Romney, 47 Percent Of A Good Candidate

related FREINDLY FIRE by Christopher Freind CNBNEWS.NET So Mitt Romney is having big problems. What a newsflash, ranking right up there with the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor. That Romney is a severely-challenged candidate is no great revelation. What should be a surprise, but isn’t, is that the Republican hierarchy pushed such a flawed candidate in the first place, one who had to be dragged across the nomination finish line. And now, the seeds of that ill-fated decision are bearing fruit. Problem is, it’s rotting on the vine, and the harvest is still seven weeks away. ***** At the risk of... Read more →

Granada Little League will Host New World Series Baseball Tournament

Junior, Senior & Big League Baseball (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (September 24, 2012)In today’s meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, the site of a new World Series baseball tournament of Little League was named. Livermore, Calif., and Granada Little League, will host in August 2013 the first World Series in the newest division of play. The new division, which will have a pitching distance of 50 feet, and base paths of 70 feet, is to be named later this year. Several cities were considered over the past few months for the new... Read more →