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October 2012

This is The October Surprise

Dear Conservative, Mitt Romney can't win the White House unless he wins Ohio. That's where we come in. Have you seen the Obama Phone lady? If you haven't, click here right now. We believe that this shocking video of an Obama supporter in Cleveland claiming that President Obama "Gave us a phone" is so damaging that it could be fatal to the President's hopes of winning Ohio. This is it--this is the October surprise. We are already on air with $35,000 on TV Ohio. But we must raise another $51,824 to expand our TV ad buy into key swing counties... Read more →

La Salle Women's Soccer Well Represented on A-10 All-Conference Teams; Niemiec, Royal Receive Major Honors

PHILADELPHIA - Head coach Paul Royal was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season while junior captain Courtney Niemiec (Philadelphia, Pa./Little Flower) captured the conference's defensive player of the year honor. In addition, five Explorers were represented on the A-10 Women's Soccer All-Conference team and three on the All-Academic team. The A-10 Conference office announced the awards today, in its voting conducted by the league's head coaches. Royal was named the conference's coach of the year for the second season in a row after remaining unbeaten in the A-10 regular season for two consecutive years.... Read more →


Hawkins Named Midfielder of the Year For Second Straight Season NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Helping the Saint Joseph’s women’s soccer team to its first berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship since 2005, a trio of Hawks garnered conference honors, A-10 officials announced on Wednesday. For the second straight season, junior Mo Hawkins (Philadelphia, Pa./Cardinal Dougherty) was chosen Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches, and joined senior goalkeeper Christine Neal (Hockessin, Del./Alexis I Du Pont) on the A-10 All-Conference First Team. Additionally, freshman Olivia McEachern (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek) was named to the A-10 All-Rookie... Read more →

Brooklawn Fire Prevention Night

published in the Gloucester City News Oct. 25 issue By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Brooklawn held its annual Fire Prevention Night on Saturday, October 27 at the Fire Hall. Fire Inspector Carl Thomas encouraged everyone to attend as he made the announcement during last week’s Borough Council meeting. He also told Council that the firehouse had an Open House about fire prevention on Friday, October 19. Councilman Michael Mevoli reminded everyone that Trick or Treat ho urs are scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. on Halloween Day October 31. Hay wagon rides will again be part of the festivities.... Read more →


Dear Mayor William James, Please share with Gloucester City residents the information that the Christie administration has extended the deadline for filing Homestead Benefit applications to Friday, October 19, to Friday, December 14. So far this year, property tax credits awarded through the Homestead Benefit program have averaged $477 per recipient. The credit will appear in the May quarter of 2013. This will allow sufficient time to process all Homestead Benefit application, or whose principal residence was a unit in a co-op or continuing care retirement community will be issued a benefit in the form of a check or direct... Read more →

Coast Guard Rescues 14 'Bounty' Sinking Victims

By Christopher Lagan U.S. Coast Guard Compass Blog WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2012 - During an Oct. 29 U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue operation associated with Hurricane Sandy, 14 people who'd abandoned the sinking HMS Bounty tall ship were rescued from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer approaches one of two lifeboats Oct. 29, 2012, where the crew of HMS Bounty sought shelter after abandoning ship in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Screenshot from U.S. Coast Guard video (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. The... Read more →

AMAC: The 9/11 Attack in Libya Is Helping the President

The Libyan controversy allows him to ignore his economic failures and lack of vision on the stump - BOHEMIA, NY, Oct 26 – The Libyan cover up has given President Obama an unexpected, albeit tragic, way to avoid talking about his economic failures and his lack of vision for the fiscal future of the nation, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “In the weeks leading up to the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, the president was backed into a corner on the key issues of the presidential election campaign—the economy, the national... Read more →

Bishop Galante Re-Dedicates St. Mary’s Building

press release Left to right: Bishop Joseph Galante re-dedicates the St. Mary’s Building on October 25 as Gloucester Catholic Principal John Colman, Msgr. James Curran, Deacon Michael Carter and GC Junior High students look on. Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School hosted Bishop Joseph Galante on Thursday morning, October 25, for the re-dedication of the St. Mary's building, which houses the Junior High School. Gloucester Catholic Junior High School opened to Grade 7 and 8 students in September 2011 following the closure of the old St. Mary's Grammar School. The Junior High School has grown considerably and moved into its... Read more →


Philadelphia, October 25, 2012– The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on Aging and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, has released a resource guide for older Philadelphians to reduce senior hunger across the Greater Philadelphia area. The resource guide was created with support from the Mayor’s Commission on Aging Senior Hunger Task Force, which formed in January 2012. The guide features details about SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps), home-delivered meals, congregate meals served in community and senior centers, free food boxes, grocery deliveries and discounts on fresh foods. The guide will be available online Read more →


October 29, 2012 Every election year Americans argue about the scale and role of government. This year is no different. In Catholic thought, government has an important but carefully limited role, with a special stress on local accountability and ensuring public safety. This year, a storm like Hurricane Sandy has the power to show public officials at their best or worst. While Sandy is far from over, Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter, Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett and other governors and mayors of the tri-state area have so far responded quickly and vigorously in serving their people where it matters most -... Read more →

Undefeated In Conference Play For Two Straight Seasons, Explorers Draw Charlotte As Top Seed In A-10 Tourney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2012 PHILADELPHIA - La Salle has claimed the top seed in the 2012 Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship, which will be played at Rhode Island’s URI Soccer Complex Thurs., Nov. 1-Sun., Nov. 4. It is the second straight year the Explorers won the A-10 regular season title, claiming the top spot in the championship, and only the second time in program history. La Salle will face eighth-seeded Charlotte at 11:00 am on Thursday. The Explorers, ranked No. 1 regionally and receiving votes nationally, finished the regular season at 8-0-1 in conference play with 25 points... Read more →

Hawks Andrew D’Ottavi Records 10 Saves in Shutout

SAINT JOSEPH’S MEN’S SOCCER EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE OVERTIME DRAW, 0-0, AT FORDHAM Oct. 28, 2012 BRONX, N.Y. - For the second consecutive game, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer team earned a double-overtime draw after tying with Fordham, 0-0, at Jack Coffey Field on Sunday afternoon. For the second consecutive game, senior goalkeeper Andrew D’Ottavi (Petersburg, N.J./ Ocean City) led the Hawks, making a combined 22 saves on the weekend while allowing just one goal in two games. Earning its second conference point in two games, SJU now stands at 5-10-2 overall and 1-5-2 in the Atlantic 10. D'Ottavi recorded... Read more →

New Jersey Guard Get Ready for Sandy!

Department of Defense Photo 10/29/2012 10:13 AM CDT Airmen get processed in on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 28, 2012, before they go out to assist at emergency shelters before Hurricane Sandy makes landfall. The airmen are assigned to the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing. Related articles Department of Defense Prepares for Hurricane Sandy N.J. Guard units mobilized to help local officials during storm's landfall Pa. National Guard Ready To Deal With Sandy's Aftermath HERE SHE COMES! Monster Storm Set to Hit Tri-State Area | National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami Read more →

SOUTH JERSEY Bridge Traffic CNBNEWS Update #2

Truck traffic will be banned from all DRPA bridges (Commodore Barry, Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross bridges) as of 2 p.m. today (Monday, Oct. 29, 2012). The Commodore Barry Bridge will be closed to ALL traffic when sustained winds (not just gusts) reach 50 m.p.h. CLARIFICATION: The 2 p.m. truck traffic ban will include motorcycles, campers, buses and all vehicles prone to instability at high winds. Passenger cars will be able to continue crossing the bridges until changing weather conditions require further traffic restrictions. Gloucester City NJ-Freedom Pier with the Walt Whitman Bridge in the distance photo credit... Read more →

AMAC: Questions Linger About Implementing Doctors’ Medicaid Pay Raise

Obamacare Watchdog: Posted 10/26/2012 | In The News, Obamacare Watchdog 3 Provided by Kaiser Health News – by Phil Galewitz - Oct 23, 2012 - To recruit more doctors to treat the poor, President Barack Obama’s health law took a simple approach: temporarily pay doctors more money. Starting Jan. 1, primary care doctors when treating patients on Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, will get the same rates they are paid when caring for seniors in the Medicare program. The higher rates will last for two years. While Medicaid fees vary by state, they are generally far... Read more →

Counterpiracy Flagship Comes Under Fire Off Somalia's Coast

From a Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe News Release MONS, Belgium, Oct. 25, 2012 - The flagship for NATO's Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission came under sustained fire from suspected pirates off Somalia's coast yesterday, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe officials reported today. The Dutch warship HNMLS Rotterdam was attacked while conducting routine surveillance, officials said. A boarding team from Rotterdam was approaching a suspect dhow near the coast when they came under fire from ashore and from the dhow itself. When Rotterdam returned fire in accordance with rules of engagement, officials said, the dhow ignited and crew members were seen... Read more →

Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput: Be Catholic before you are Democrat or Republican

Rome, Italy, Oct 25, 2012 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the country approaches election day in two weeks, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is encouraging Catholic voters to place their faith above their allegiance to political parties. “I’m always encouraging our people minimally to vote, maximally to run for political office, and make sure that they’re Catholic prior to being Democrat or Republican and that they put that into practice politically,” he told CNA in Rome on Oct. 22. Archbishop Chaput echoed the calls of other American bishops to have their flocks consider their faith in the voting... Read more →

Atlantic City Line to Close by 4:00 pm Due to Evacuation of Atlantic City

Bus, Light Rail, Access Link to Suspend Operations at 2:00 am Customers Encouraged to Visit for Service Updates Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced that today that NJ TRANSIT will implement a gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail and Access Link service, starting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon and continuing through 2:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Further, the Administration announced that the Atlantic City Rail Line will suspend operations effective at 4:00 p.m. due to the rapidly declining weather conditions within the region and the continued evacuation of Atlantic City. Train 4678 will be the... Read more →

FDA enters consent decree with dietary supplement manufacturer, Venus Pharmaceuticals

Repeated failure to follow current good manufacturing practices prompts government action Venus Pharmaceuticals International Inc., of Hauppauge, N.Y., and Bharat Kakumanu, its chief executive officer, have agreed to stop production and distribution of dietary supplements into U.S. commerce and recall and destroy affected product produced prior to January 2012, due to repeated violations of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) regulations. In addition, the firm is prohibited from exporting products unless such activity is in compliance with FDA laws and regulations. U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York signed the... Read more →

CAMDEN COUNTY WEEKLY News Released Oct. 26 | cnbnews

The Freeholder Board wants to keep you up-to-date on all of the county services, innovative programs and special events taking place in Camden County. As a courtesy, we offer these news briefs on topics that benefit you and your family. County Preps for Storm The Camden County Department of Public Works and Office of Emergency Management are closely monitoring and preparing for Hurricane Sandy and its potential threat to our region. We will provide updates on our efforts before and during the storm on and on Twitter and Facebook. Tell your neighbors that briefings will go out throughout the... Read more →

Important Flu Recommendations for High Risk Populations\cnbnews

Source: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Newswise — NEW YORK (October 2012) -- While it is important to get vaccinated against the flu virus as early as possible, it is never too late to reap the benefits of this vaccine. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the peak months for the spread of the flu virus are January and February and the season can last into mid-May. Those at highest risk of complications from the flu are young children; people 65 and older; pregnant women; and people with health conditions such... Read more →

Steven's Soccer Completes Second-Straight Perfect E8 Season

ITHACA, N.Y. (October 27, 2012) – Freshman Joe Cellitti (Mendham, N.J.) scored both goals in the No. 6 Stevens Institute of Technology men’s soccer team’s 2-0 toppling of Ithaca College (7-5-4) on Saturday afternoon. It was the final game of the regular season. With the blanking of the Bombers, the Ducks (15-2) will head to the Empire 8 Tournament riding a 13-game winning streak and a string of five-consecutive shutouts. Ithaca played well at the start and did not allow a Stevens shot over the first 20 minutes. In that time, the Bombers tested Stevens goalie Paul Killian (Ellicott City,... Read more →


Ewing, NJ…Kean University converted on all three of its penalty kicks in the shootout to advance to the semifinals of the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament after the Cougars and The College of New Jersey battled to a 2-2 tie on Saturday. Kean used a late goal in the final minutes of regulation and then teams then went through two overtime periods to finish in the deadlock. The Cougars, which shot second in the shootout, received goals from Julianne Natale (Clifton, NJ/Clifton), Amanda Repko (Hamilton, NJ/Notre Dame), and Angie Lopez (Rahway, NJ, Rahway, NJ), while keeper KC Nunez (Fair Lawn,... Read more →

Christie Administration Announces Suspension Of Gaming Activity Due To Hurricane Sandy

Saturday, October 27, 2012 Trenton, NJ – In seeking to address the public safety concerns set forth in Executive Order 104 issued by Governor Chris Christie on October 27, 2012, declaring a State of Emergency due to severe weather conditions, the Administration has announced the suspension of gaming activity as of 3:00 p.m. Sunday October 28, 2012 with the properties closing at 4:00 p.m. “Division of Gaming Enforcement staff have been in constant dialogue with the casinos to ensure an orderly shutdown of gaming operations on Sunday,” said Governor Christie. “They have also assured me that the necessary security, surveillance,... Read more →

The 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class

National Football Foundation Proudly Announces 15 of the nation's best and brightest collegiate football players each win $18,000 postgraduate scholarships as part of the 54th NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. DALLAS, October 24, 2012 – Recognizing one of the most impressive classes in the storied history of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards Program, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2012 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented byFidelity Investments, a leading provider of not-for-profit workplace retirement savings plans in higher education. The honorees also comprise the list of finalists for the 2012 William... Read more →

Gloucester Township Community Update #1 Hurricane / Tropical Storm Sandy

The Island Packet, Jay Karr/AP Photo Beach goers watch waves generated by Hurricane Sandy along a breezy Coligny Beach Park on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2012. press release October 27, 2012 The Gloucester Township Police Department and the Gloucester Township Office of Emergency Management continue to prepare for the upcoming storm. Community leaders and representatives from various emergency services met today to finalize emergency response plans. It is imperative that you continue to monitor local media and weather broadcasts. The latest National Weather Service Update has been included in this message. The Governor had declared a... Read more →


Camden, NJ: The Atlantic League has announced its year-end awards, and two members of the 2012 Camden Riversharks have been honored for their accomplishments on field during the recently completed season. First baseman, Brian Burgamy, was named to the 2012 All Star Team, selected by the Atlantic League member clubs. Additionally, catcher Raul Padron was named to the second team. “Brian Burgamy and Raul Padron are worthy of their selection to the [ALPB] All Star Team,” said manager, Jeff Scott. “They earned their spot on the roster . Despite our teams struggles at times, Brian and Raul separated themselves from... Read more →

‘Our Community Salutes’ Will Honor Military-Bound Students

(Washington Twp., NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Deputy Director Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Chila announced today that Gloucester County will become the second county in the State of New Jersey to participate in the national ‘Our County Salutes’ program to recognize graduating high school students who enlist in the armed services after graduation. Director Damminger said, “We want to make certain that the students who choose to enlist in the military are honored and that their community is behind them. There is a lot of fanfare made when students choose a college and we want to recognize those students who... Read more →

Obama: 'Absolutely' No Regrets For Ignoring Economy for First Two Years

The Obama campaign has finally released the transcript of his endorsement interview with the Des Moines Register--and it is clear why they were reluctant to do so: the President says he has "absolutely" no regrets about ignoring the economy during the first two years of his term, when Democrats controlled Congress. Here is the key part of the exchange: Q: Yes, that begs a question from us, Mr. President. Some say you had a super majority in your first two years and had this incredible opportunity, but because of what you were talking about, as you were running, you had... Read more →


Alex Critzos Scores Fifth Goal of Season; Andrew D’Ottavi Makes Season-High 12 Saves Oct. 26, 2012 PHILADELPHIA - After 110 minutes of fierce play, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer team earned another point in Atlantic 10 standings as the Hawks played to a double-overtime draw, 1-1, against La Salle at McCarthy Stadium on Friday evening. With the tie, Saint Joseph's stands at 5-10-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the A-10. La Salle (8-5-3, 2-3-1 A-10) held a slight advantage over Saint Joseph's in shots in the opening 25 minutes of the match as the Explorers fired off six shots, two on... Read more →


Ewing, NJ ….. Senior running back Justin Doniloski (Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills) rushed for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown as The College of New Jersey football team collected a 35-24 home win over William Paterson University under the lights at Lions’ Stadium. Doniloski carried the ball a season-high 28 times and eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for the fourth time this season. The senior raised his season total to 829 yards. He also led the team with 11 receptions for 76 yards. For the second straight game senior quarterback Daniel Dugan (Clark, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson) put his name in TCNJ’s... Read more →

Saint Joseph's Women's Soccer Drops Heart Breaking Double Overtime Contests To La Salle, 1-0

Neal Sets SJU's Career Record For Saves PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team dropped a heart-breaking double overtime contest to La Salle, 1-0, Friday evening at Finnesey Field. The Hawks' senior goalkeeper Christine Neal set the SJU all-time record for career saves (292) in a game-high seven save effort. In a thrilling match in which Saint Joseph's defense played stellar through out, both squads had prime scoring chances, but could not convert. In the 79th minute, the Explorers' Courtney Niemiec drilled a shot at the SJU net, only to have Neal make the save. In keeping the score... Read more →

Florida: Romney Signs, American Flags Torched, “Obama 4 Life” Spray Painted On Driveway…

Thug tactics for a thug candidate. LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Police are searching for the vandals who apparently torched more than a dozen campaign signs and American flags in a Howey-in-the-Hills veteran’s yard. William Overbay said someone ignited the flags and signs, which supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, that he had lined along his yard. The vandals also painted a sign on his driveway reading “Obama for life,” at his DuPont Circle home, Overbay said.” This is the first thing I saw was this sign painted on my driveway,” Overbay said. Howey-in-the-Hills police say no one left any clues... Read more →

Murray State Senior QB Casey Brockman Looking to Break Record |

Mark Bedics, Last Updated - October 25, 2012 11:19 GMT Coastal Carolina Athletics Coastal Carolina Athletics Coastal Carolina's Aramis Hillary enters Saturday’s game against Liberty looking to extend his CCU record of 159 consecutive pass attempts without an interception. More Than a Passing Fancy: Murray State senior quarterback Casey Brockman enters this week’s contest at Jacksonville State with 8,932 career passing yards, just 97 yards away from passing Morehead State’s Chris Swartz (1987-90) for the Ohio Valley Conference career record. He currently ranks fourth among active players at the FCS level in career passing yards. He also needs just... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: Gov. Corbett Signs New Anti-Poaching Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law tougher anti-poaching legislation which increases the maximum fine for illegally harvesting fish from $200 to $5,000 and extends the period the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) can revoke fishing and boating privileges from two to five years. “This new law will have an immediate impact on our ability to deter large-scale poachers from illegally taking fish,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “These are the individuals who deliberately come in after dark and take large amounts of game fish, often by using illegal methods such as netting or spearing... Read more →

Steroid Injection Linked to Increased Risk of Bone Fractures

Released: 10/23/2012 1:30 PM EDT Embargo expired: 10/25/2012 8:30 AM EDT Source: Henry Ford Health System Newswise — DETROIT – Patients treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief are at increased risk of bone fractures in the spine, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers say the risk of fracture increased 29 percent with each steroid injection, a finding they believe raises patient safety concerns. “For a patient population already at risk for bone fractures, steroid injections carry a greater risk that previously thought and actually pose a hazard to the bone,” says Shlomo Mandel, M.D.,... Read more →

Obituary: Frances E. Downes age 52, of Gloucester City NJ

DOWNES Frances E. On October 22, 2012. Age 52. Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Rusty DiSantis, Renee Rayner, Debra Rayner, Brittany Emmons and the late Christopher DiSantis. Dear sister of John V. Downes Jr . and Johneen Denoto. Cherished grandmother of 9. Survived by her loving boyfriend Anthony Boss. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Interment private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary... Read more →

Sound Off: Governor, Come Home and Sell the Higher Ed Bond Issue

As you may have noticed, Governor Christie has been out of state a lot lately, campaigning for Republicans all over the country. It's no surprise that our governor's in great demand - after all, he is a master communicator who knows how to frame an argument, using plain and memorable language to make the case. And his personality arguably is more magnetic than any New Jersey politician, present or past. And that's precisely why we need him back in New Jersey to actively campaign for the Higher Education Bond Issue. It's a proposal the governor supports - after all, he... Read more →

Chadds Ford Man Sentenced for Reckless Runway Ride at Airport

PHILADELPHIA—Kenneth Richard Mazik, 25, of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 16 months in prison for disrupting the services of the Philadelphia International Airport on March 1, 2012, and endangering the safety at that airport. U.S. District Court Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg also ordered Mazik to pay restitution to the airport, to the FAA, and to USAirways in the amount of $91,092; a $100 special assessment; and three years’ supervised release. At approximately 11 a.m. on March 1, 2012, Mazik crashed his black Jeep Grand Cherokee through a locked gate on the perimeter of the airport as an airplane... Read more →


After reading the Courier Post article by Lucas Murray about Gloucester City fining owners of unkempt properties, I found my experience to be totally opposite. From May 16 to August 17 I have made 24 phone calls to City officials, mainly Inspector Joe Stecklair, Jack Lipsett and Mayor William James, concerning the two properties bordering my home in Gloucester Heights. Both properties fit the description city officials claim to be “unkempt properties.” On May 30 Stecklair met me at my home and after seeing the situation said, “John, I didn’t know it was this bad, you shouldn’t have to live... Read more →

Feral Treasures Works To Control Wild Cats

English: Portrait of a female feral cat (Felis silvestris f. catus), made in a public park at Livorno, Italy. The left ear has a cut as a sign that the cat was sterilized by a veterinarian in a cat population control program (left female, right male). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Friday, October 19, was National Feral Cat Day. The mission of Gloucester City’s Feral Treasures is to help reduce the feral cat population with a humane cycle of trap, neuter and return (TNR). One of the group’s volunteers, Doran, understands why people might be upset... Read more →

NJ Citizen Action criticizes Governor Christie

for poor administration of New Jersey Homekeeper Program, calls for reforms Trenton, NJ – On Wednesday during a special joint committee hearing held by the Assembly Housing and Financial Institutions Committees, Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, Executive Director of NJ Citizen Action, New Jersey’s largest homeowners loan counseling agency, criticized Governor Christie for failing to help struggling homeowners and called on the State to implement better foreclosure mitigation services. “New Jersey has put in place a great program to help people facing foreclosure, but the program has been run poorly and too few have been helped,” said Salowe-Kaye. “New Jersey has more foreclosures... Read more →

My Way News - Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers can expect to feel the pinch of a big tax increase regardless of who wins the election. A temporary reduction in Social Security payroll taxes is due to expire at the end of the year and hardly anyone in Washington is pushing to extend it. Neither Obama nor Romney has proposed an extension, and it probably wouldn't get through Congress anyway, with lawmakers in both parties down on the idea. Even Republicans who have sworn off tax increases have... Read more →

Sound Off: Thank You"s from Lakes Assn. and Judy Brewster

THANKS FOR COIN DROP HELP The Gloucester City Lakes Association would like to thank all of those who contributed during our coin drop on October 5. Your generosity is so greatly appreciated. Thanks also to those who gave donations on Gloucester Day. The winner of our free raffle for the fishing rod and tackle box on Gloucester Day was Abby Graham. The Gloucester City Lakes Association THANKS SO MUCH I would like to the opportunity to thank Nancy Andrews, Cliff Barnes and all the members of the Sportsman A.C. as on Saturday, September 29 a benefit was held to support... Read more →

The Stones Keep Rolling On

The Rolling Stones' "Tongue and Lip Design" logo designed by John Pasche in 1971 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) by Lee Habeeb – For the 50th-anniversary tour, certain accommodations need to be made. I hope I die before I get old,” wrote Pete Townshend in 1965. It turns out that the Rolling Stones don’t just refuse to get old — they refuse to stop touring. The band announced, then postponed, and then re-announced new tour plans, assuring fans they’ll be on the road in 2012–2013 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. But there’s a new twist: This tour will take into account the... Read more →

Obituary: Edward J. Smith Jr., age 42, of Bellmawr NJ | cnbnews

Edward J. Smith, Jr. AGE: 42 • Bellmawr On October 12, 2012, age 42, of Bellmawr, NJ. He was the beloved son of Jeanne Figueroa and the late Edward J. Smith, Sr. He was the loving brother of Tina (Gary) Watkins and the late Mark (Kelli) Smith. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Alyssa, Madison, Christopher, Mark, Jr., Paul, and Ashlee; his aunt Patricia Reeves and several other aunts and uncles; and his two close friends Thomas Kincaid and Bud Holwell. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM... Read more →

Obamacare Mandate: Anyone Who Works 30-Hour Week Is Now 'Full-Time' | – A little-known section in the Obamacare health reform law defines “full-time” work as averaging only 30 hours per week, a definition that will affect some employers who utilize part-time workers to trim the cost of complying with the Obamacare rule that says businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance or pay a fine. “The term ‘full-time employee’ means, with respect to any month, an employee who is employed on average at least 30 hours of service per week,” section 1513 of the law reads. (Scroll down to section 4, paragraph A.) That section, known as... Read more →

NCAA WSOC: La Salle Falls To Princeton, 2-1, In Overtime Heartbreaker

PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore Anna Dolhansky (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) scored her fifth goal of the season eight minutes into the second half to give the Explorers a 1-0 advantage, but two unanswered goals gave the Tigers a 2-1 overtime victory at McCarthy Stadium on Monday. The Explorers (13-4-0/7-0-0) remain atop the Atlantic 10 conference with a perfect 7-0-0 record and 21 points. La Salle returns to action on Friday at cross-town rival Saint Joseph's at 7 p.m. With the win, the Tigers improve to 11-4-1. Related articles Atlantic 10 Secures Long-Term Media Rights Agreements Saint Joseph's Men's Basketball Picked to Lead... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic 1971 Championship Football Team Reunites

press release The memories flowed and the sellout crowd cheered loudly as a legendary team returned to their alma mater at Gloucester Catholic. Gloucester Catholic’s 1971 Championship Football Team, which posted a 9-0 record enroute to the Parochial B crown, held a reunion on Saturday, October 20th during the Rams’ Homecoming game against Woodstown. About 35 members of that championship team along with members of the cheerleading squad were honored at halftime before a capacity audience at Gloucester High. GCHS hosted a reception for the team members and their guests following the game at Vitale’s restaurant. All South Jersey performers... Read more →


Philadelphia, October 18, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter released a statement on the passage of PA House Bill No. 1857, a measure clearing the way the way for the City of Philadelphia to implement the Actual Value Initiative (AVI), which will bring fairness, accuracy and transparency to the City’s long-broken property assessment process. “I am very pleased with the action that was taken by the House of Representatives and Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and I particularly want to thank the Philadelphia delegation in those bodies for their efforts on this matter, and the leaders of the delegation,... Read more →