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October 29, 2012 time 12:15PM As of this morning the Gloucester Township Police Department, The Mayor’s office and the Office of Emergency Management have opened and staffed our Emergency Operation Center. Our emergency action plan for this weather event has been implemented. Personnel will be working around the clock to ensure the safety of our residents. We ask that you assist us by remembering that, The Police Department will receive numerous phone calls today. 9-1-1 is to be used for emergencies only! For Police Non-Emergency calls use 856-228-4500. Attached is a picture of our numerous Gloucester Township officials in the... Read more →


UPDATE Oct 29, 11:00 AM: The Burlington County landfill has been closed and trash pickup suspended by Waste Management. All Palmyra residents are urged to remove any trash bags, containers and bulk items remaining at the curb, cover all containers and store appropriately to avoid spillage and contamination with storm water. The Palmyra Halloween Parade scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th has been postponed until Thursday, November 1st. Same time, same place. Check online for updates atpalmyrahalloweenparade.com PALMYRA BOROUGH HALL IS CLOSED ON MONDAY OCT. 29th PALMYRA COMMUNITY CENTER IS YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY SHELTER Governor Chris Christie has declared a state... Read more →

ATTENTION WESTVILLE RESIDENTS! Halloween Cancelled Until Saturday Nov. 3rd | cnbnews

Halloween Trick or Treating is cancelled for Wednesday, October 31st. it will be held on SATURDAY, November 3rd. 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Note: Westville Emergency Operations Center is open for storm related incidents only 856-9860 Related articles Several cities reschedule trick-or-treat BOOOO! |cnbnews.net A Cruel Trick (No Treat) Westmoreland communities change Halloween event plans IMPORTANT STORM INFORMATION | cnbnews.net Read more →

Cyber Security Focusing on Hackers and Intrusions \ CNBNEWS

FBI PRESS RELEASE 10/26/12 Early last year, hackers were discovered embedding malicious software in two million computers, opening a virtual door for criminals to rifle through users’ valuable personal and financial information. Last fall, an overseas crime ring was shut down after infecting four million computers, including half a million in the U.S. In recent months, some of the biggest companies and organizations in the U.S. have been working overtime to fend off continuous intrusion attacks aimed at their networks. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month The scope and enormity of the threat—not just to private industry but also... 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 →

Christie Administration Activates Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline

Volunteers Asked to Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 For Immediate Release Monday, October 29, 2012 Trenton, NJ – New Jersey residents can help their neighbors recover from storm damage Hurricane Sandy may cause by volunteering in their communities. Depending on the severity of the approaching storm, volunteers may be needed to help with a variety of clean-up activities. "During Hurricane Irene, I saw firsthand how individual New Jerseyans worked selflessly to help others during a crisis," said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. "Based on what we learned, we established this volunteer emergency response hotline to enhance our responsiveness during emergencies and better organize volunteers.... Read more →

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Vessels Moored at Holt Marine Terminal | cnbnews.net

PHOTO CREDIT: CNBNEWS.NET GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Because of Hurricane Sandy five Cape May-Lewes Ferry Vessels are being moored at the Holt Marine Terminal in Gloucester City. They include: The MV Twin Capes, MV Cape May, MV Delaware, MV New Jersey and MV Cape Henlopen It remains uncertain as to when the Cape May-Lewes Ferry will resume operations. Travelers who plan to use the Cape May - Lewes Ferry later this week are urged to call toll free at 800 643-3779, visit the ferry website at cmlf.com or find Cape May-Lewes Ferry on facebook.com. Related articles Holt Family Spends Millions to Improve... 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 →


photo credit CNBNEWS.NET GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Jersey Avenue in between 6th and 7th Street floods everytime there is a heavy rain storm. PRESS RELEASE GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-With the arrival of hurricane Sandy we will be experiencing a storm that will have a major impact upon our area. We are urging everyone to stay off of the roads. There is no need to go out to have a look around. We are seeing people out and about at the moment just driving around town. We are currently in a state of emergency which means that only essential personnel should be on the... Read more →

Suspect Threatens to Kill Gloucester City Police Officer \cnbnews

press release On 10/20 at 1709 officers responded to Cornell Ave for an intoxicated male who had punched a vehicle and was now bleeding. Officers arrived and found the suspect, Anthony Walters (31) of the 600 block of Divison Street. Walters was being held on the ground by friends/family members. When the first officer approached, Walters questioned his presence and threatened to assault the officer. He then attempted to break free and charge at the officer. The officer was able to detain him, however, he continued to resist and grabbed the officer’s leg near his service weapon. Walters was eventually... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. Library Observes National Novel Writing Month with Write-Ins

Programs offer intensive support, motivation for aspiring and veteran writers VOORHEES, NJ – October 25, 2012 – The Gloucester Twp. Branch of the Camden County Library Systemis encouraging customers and aspiring writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month with three sessions of a special program. Now in its 14th year, the goal of the national program is to help authors write a novel of at least 50,000 words from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The Gloucester Twp. Library will offer an informational session on Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 - 8:30 p.m. to help those new to the program get... Read more →


Volume XVII No.43: October 26, 2012 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE-Congressional and presidential candidates are on the campaign trail spinning spooky stories about their opponents while promising treats to supporters. But the real Halloween trick is being planned in the halls of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). November 1st will bring no respite from Halloween fright, because that’s when USDA releases final crop prices used to calculate federal crop insurance payouts. Under this program, taxpayers subsidize production of more than 120 different crops covering 282 million acres. Most of its cost is tied up in policies that don’t insure against... Read more →

CNBNEWS: The South Jersey Business Scene

CNBNews.net is proud to introduce a new column, The South Jersey Business Scene which will highlight local businesses in this area. Our purpose is try to help small businesses that are struggling in these tough economic times by giving the owner some free PR. Established in 2006, CNBNews receives between 2,000 and 4,000 visitors a day. There is no charge for this service. If you are interested we ask you send us some background on your enterprise. For example. How long have you been in business? How many people do you employ (fulltime and parttime)? What do you sell? Your... Read more →


Brooklawn Public Schools, featured in Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The New York Times, ESPN, CNN, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and called by one national publication “One of the most innovative school districts In America” DESIGNATED IN MAY 2010 BY NJ COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION AS A HIGH ACHIEVING DISTRICT GRADES K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 School Choice openings for September 2013 YOU MUST APPLY NOW SPACE IS LIMITED NO COST TO PARENTS WHAT BROOKLAWN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER : *High achieving students *Dedicated faculty and staff *Innovative instructional practices *Outstanding curriculum *Extensive technology *Small class... Read more →

Internet Based Resources for Up -to-Date Storm information /cnbnews

CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets Please use the list of attached Internet-based resources as your source for good information and share these with your family and friends. 511NJ.org (for up-to-date road conditions) http://www.511nj.org NJ Transit (for up-to-date transit information) http://www.njtransit.com National Hurricane Center (for up-to-date hurricane information) http://www.nhc.noaa.gov The Weather Channel (for up-to-date weather information) http://www.weather.com Ready America (great emergency preparedness planning and education) http://www.ready.gov/america/index.html Nixle (Free SMS and email communication tool for emergencies in your local area) http://www.nixle.com Ready Notify PA (Free communication tool good for PA and NJ) http://www.readynotifypa.org United Alert (Free communication tool for emergencies) http://unitedalert.com RELATED CNBNEWS.NET... Read more →

Glassboro NJ robbery draws 7 yr NJSP term

Matthew R. Gaffney (DOB 7/15/82) of Corbin City NJ was sentenced today (10/27) to seven years in New Jersey state prison on a charge of second-degree robbery, stemming from an attempt to take vehicle keys and money from a 77-year-old man in a Glassboro supermarket parking lot on Aug. 27, 2011. The victim, a retired NJ State Police marine officer, fought Gaffney, who approached him in the lot. Gaffney’s punches inflicted facial injuries on the victim that required stitches. Gaffney fled on foot but police stopped him a short distance away in the Doubletree development of Glassboro. Video from the... Read more →


All New Jersey state offices will be closed Monday due to the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy and dangerous weather conditions. A press release from the governor's office indicates that non-essential employees should not report for their normal day shift tomorrow. Essential employees should report to work on schedule. All notifications are currently being made and coordinated by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management in an expeditious manner. PATCO rail service will be suspended early Monday (10/29) morning and will resume on Tuesday as soon as conditions allow. The last train to Lindenwold will leave the 15th/16th and Locust... Read more →

Gloucester County Offices Closed Monday, October 29 & Tuesday, October 30 | cnbnews

(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County offices, services and programs will be closed tomorrow, Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29, 2012. Essential personnel are required to report. Election Office on 550 Grove Road in Thorofare will remain open. County flu shots, nutrition sites, Serv-a-tray, and transportation will be cancelled with the exception of transportation for dialysis patients. The shelter at West Deptford High School will open tomorrow at 0800 hours, at the time that Gloucester County will declare a State of Emergency. Related articles Gloucester County Makes Preparations for Hurricane Sandy \cnbnews GLOUCESTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NABS #10 | cnbnews.net... Read more →

Dolphin 12 Training Concludes in Montenegro

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 - Advancing U.S. European Command's efforts to build partnerships and partner capacity across the continent, U.S. Navy divers and six bottlenose dolphins wrapped up a month-long exercise yesterday, during which they trained Montenegrin navy divers to locate and clear underwater mines and explosives dating back to World War I. U.S. Navy teams work with specially trained dolphins during an exercise designed to help the Montenegrin navy detect underwater explosives left over from war. State Department photo, courtesy of U.S. Embassy Montenegro (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. Dolphin 2012... 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 →


Brooklawn Police patch September Press Release On 8/31/12 Brooklawn Police Officer Stires responded to an ambulance call on the 100 block of North Wilson Avenue for a report of a women going into labor. Upon arrival Officers were directed to the female who was in the living room. Within in minutes Officer Stires observed the baby’s head crowning and prepared to deliver the baby. Brooklawn EMS arrived on scene and was instructed to bring in an obstetrics kit. While the EMT’s were bringing in the kit Officer Stires delivered the baby. Both mother and baby were transported to the hospital... Read more →

State Offices to Closed Monday

Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today authorized the closure of all State Offices for Monday, October 29, 2012 due to the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy and dangerous weather conditions. Non-essential employees should not report for their normal day shift tomorrow. Essential employees should report to work on schedule. All notifications are currently being made and coordinated by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management in an expeditious manner. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Board of Public Utilities as well as various State agencies will continue... 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 NJTransit.com 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 →

Watch the News and Websites for Hurricane Info about NJ Transit Operations

New Jersey Transit #4219 pulls Train #4616 into Lindenwold Station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Trenton, NJ – As Hurricane Sandy moves into the region, NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel across the state are preparing the system to minimize service suspensions and delays to the extent possible. Depending on the forecast track and the expected impact of the storm, it may be necessary for NJ TRANSIT to modify service as conditions change. Customers are advised to monitor broadcast news reports, monitor njtransit.com, or monitor NJ TRANSIT’s twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT for the latest service information. To give customers additional... Read more →

Murder charges filed in Susquehanna County 'cold case' from 1983

October 24, 2012 HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda L. Kelly and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced that charges have been filed in a shooting death that occurred in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County, on November 13, 1983. John David Walker, 52, of Montrose, Pennsylvania, has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his estranged wife Lynda Walker. "The Pennsylvania State Police investigators deserve a lot of credit for their work on this case,? said AG Kelly. "They showed great patience and persistence in their pursuit of justice for Lynda Walker." "I am extremely pleased that... 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 →

A Message from NJ Senator Barbara Buono Regarding Hurricane Sandy | cnbnews

A State of Emergency Has Been Issued for NJ A State of Emergency has been issued for New Jersey as the state prepares itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy which is on track to make landfall Monday, bringing heavy rains, high winds and record-breaking storm surges along the coast. This storm should be taken very seriously, even by those not on the coast. Sandy has the potential to be more damaging and more dangerous than last year's Hurricane Irene or October blizzard. It is never too early to start preparing. Aging residents and individuals with disabilities and their families... 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 www.camdencounty.com and on Twitter and Facebook. Tell your neighbors that briefings will go out throughout the... Read more →

Storm Alert: New York to Shutdown all Subway, Bus and Commuter Railroad Service | cnbnews

MTA Directed to Move Forward with System-wide Shutdown The MTA has been directed by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to begin an orderly shutdown and suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The decision was made to protect customers, employees and equipment from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy as the strong storm continues its march up the east coast. MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota announced that service on NYC Transit subways will be curtailed beginning at 7 p.m., and the bus network within the following two hours. Long Island Rail Road... Read more →

Storm Alert: Audubon Board of Commissioners Declare Local Disaster Emergency

As you may know, Hurricane Sandy is making its way up the eastern coast with an anticipated landfall in our region on Monday into Tuesday. The Audubon Board of Commissioners, along with our office of emergency management, have declared a local disaster emergency starting at 4 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012. We encourage all residents to shelter in place except those where a situational decision to evacuate has been deemed necessary. The best time to prepare for an emergency is before it happens and we encourage all our residents to be ready in the event that the storm brings extensive... Read more →

Penn State Baseball Announces 2013 Schedule

Friday, October 26, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State baseball team has announced its 2013 schedule, which is highlighted by four home series against Big Ten foes Purdue, Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan State. The Nittany Lions will compete against a total of eight conference opponents this season, as well as three team’s that competed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.Head coach Robbie Wine, who enters his ninth season at the helm of the Lions, and the squad will host 22 home games at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Penn State will open the season on the road, traveling to... 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 →

Attention Morrestown Residents! Storm Alert Info.

As we move into Monday and onward, residents are strongly urged to stay at home and off the roadways as they will be treacherous. With the high winds and saturated ground, serious electric outages are expected, possibly lasting for days. Take the opportunity today-Sunday- to stock up on emergency supplies so you are prepared to Shelter In Place at your residence, the best place to be per FEMA. Burlington County Emergency Management in conjunction with the American Red Cross will be opening three regional shelters for those whose situation may become untenable at their residence and are unable to Shelter... Read more →

Philadelphia woman arrested after allegedly adding auto coverage to her insurance plan while in ambulance

October 19, 2012 HARRISBURG - A Philadelphia woman was arrested today on allegations that immediately following a car accident she called her insurance company, while in an ambulance, to add comprehensive collision coverage to her insurance policy. Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendant as Regina Whitehead, 23, 1923 South Alden St., Philadelphia. According to the criminal complaint, in October 2011 Whitehead, who did not have comprehensive or collision insurance for her vehicle, was involved in a four vehicle accident. The charges state that in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, Whitehead called her insurance company to add... Read more →

Gloucester County Makes Preparations for Hurricane Sandy \cnbnews

(Clayton, NJ) – Gloucester County has implemented preparation for Hurricane Sandy, anticipated to make landfall on Tuesday morning. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said that Gloucester County has deployed the sandbag machine to Greenwich Township this morning to preposition it for use along the Delaware River. Sandbagging operations have already begun with 1000 sandbags being filled now and placed tomorrow in Greenwich Township. The county is also coordinating with Greenwich for emergency pumps at Floodgate Road. The County Engineer has requested that dam owners begin lowering their respective lakes in anticipation of heavy rainfall. The American Red Cross is preparing for... Read more →

Nine Students Receive $20,000 Scholarships from American Legion

The American Legion National Committee on Education selected nine students this week the Fall National Executive Committee Meetings in Indianapolis to receive $20,000 for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. An additional 88 students were awarded $1,100 each. The nine 2012 Samsung Scholars are: Landon Stevenson of Townville, S.C.; West-Oak High School Collette Bersie of Montrose, Minn.; Delano High School Morgan Irons of Yorktown, Va.; Grafton High School Sean Weller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Air Academy High School Preston Fegley of Grand Island, Neb.; Grand Island High School Madeline Chin of South Pasadena, Calif.; South Pasadena High School Bradley Bark of... Read more →

Rutgers Drops Homecoming Game to Kent State, 35-26

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 27: Mark Fackler #47 of the Kent State Golden Flashes returns an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Defensive end Mark Fackler returned his second interception 25 yards for a touchdown, and Kent State forced five other turnovers in upsetting Rutgers 35-23 Saturday for its biggest win since its first game in 1920. The Golden Flashes (7-1) had been 0-22 against ranked teams, but they ended... Read more →


Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GLASSBORO, NJ – Quarterback Louie Bianchini threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rowan University football team to a 47-0 win over Morrisville State College in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Saturday. It was the Profs’ Homecoming game. Rowan improves to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Morrisville State has a 1-7 record with a 1-5 NJAC mark. Bianchini (sr. West Long Branch, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) completed 14 of 19 passes. He also rushed for 69 yards and one touchdown on four carries. Wide receiver Ed Eisenhart (so.... Read more →

Gallagher leads Lions to 19th straight NJAC title

Galloway, NJ… Senior Andy Gallagher (New Foundland, NJ/West Wilford) placed first in the 2012 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships as the The College of New Jersey captured its 19th consecutive NJAC title at Richard Stockton College on Saturday. Gallagher won the race outright, defeating 90 runners with a winning time of 25:13.22. He defeated second-place finisher Jonathan Sewnig from Rowan by more than nine seconds. The Lions won the event handily with just 16 team points. Rowan finished second with 29 points and host Richard Stockton placed third with 30 points. Junior Dominic Tasco (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater) finished third in the... Read more →

American Red Cross is Readying People and Supplies for Sandy’s Landfall

PROVIDENCE, RI, October 27, 2012 – The American Red Cross is moving people and resources into place in locations throughout Rhode Island to support its response to Hurricane Sandy. “We have hundreds of volunteers who are helping to ready our supplies, to organize shelter plans with towns throughout the State and to coordinate our activities with State emergency officials,” said American Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman. “We are getting ready for Sandy’s impact and we urge the people of Connecticut to do the same.” Shipman said residents should stay tuned to news for information about the storm and about instructions... 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 →

Christie Administration Begins Preparations For Possible NJ TRANSIT System Shutdown

For Immediate Release Saturday, October 27, 2012 Trenton, NJ – This evening, the Christie Administration announced that preparations have officially begun for the potential shutdown of NJ TRANSIT bus, rail, light rail and Access Link service, effective Monday, October 29. This preliminary step is being implemented as the statewide transportation agency continues preparations for Hurricane Sandy. “The safety of our customers, employees and the public-at-large is paramount,” said NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson. “By beginning this important process, NJ TRANSIT will be better able to support the state’s response to Hurricane Sandy... 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 →

Cape May -Lewes Ferry Service Ceases Operations Beginning Sunday, October 28

English: The M.V. Twin Capes, one of the five vessels of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet, approaches the Cape May, New Jersey, terminal on July 4, 2005. Photo by Adam Gilson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (Cape May, NJ) Due to the anticipated track and effects of Hurricane Sandy, Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced this morning that the ferry service will suspend operations following the last scheduled departures this evening. The last departures will be the 6:00 p.m. from Cape May, New Jersey and 7:45 p.m. from Lewes, Delaware. Given the current weather forecast concerning the impending storm, the... Read more →

No. 5 Seed Wilmington head to No. 4 Bloomfield in CACC Men’s Soccer Tournament

DATE: October 27, 2012 NEWARK, Del. - - Tied with Philadelphia University and Bloomfield College in third place with 18 points, tie breakers send the Wilmington University men’s soccer team on the road as the No. 5 seed in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Quarterfinals, facing Bloomfield on Monday at 12 p.m. The game, which was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday at 2 p.m. was pushed back to Monday due to the threat of Hurricane Sandy. Fans that cannot make the trip to Bloomfield, N.J. can follow the action through Wilmington’s live Twitter updates; @WilmUAthletics Weather.com Report: Frankenstorm,... Read more →

Nicole Wiechecki Collects 1,000th Career Dig, But Wilmington’s 15-Match Winning Streak Snapped at Dominican

October 27, 2012 ORANGEBURG, N.Y. - - Senior outside hitter Nicole Wiechecki collected 14 digs, with her seventh being her 1,000th in her career, but the Wilmington University volleyball team had its 15-match winning streak snapped, dropping a straight set decision to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference North Division leading Dominican on Saturday afternoon on Coach Baxter Court. The loss was the first in the conference for the Wildcats (25-5, 17-1 CACC) and did not allow the team to set a new program record of 16 consecutive victories. The 15 straight wins ties the record set by the 2004 squad that... 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 →