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photo credit Karen Stebbins of South Jersey Cares The Thanksgiving dinner that South Jersey Cares originally planned to host for Hurricane Sandy victims on Saturday, November 24th was cancelled. Karen Stebbins explained, “The cancellation was due to circumstances beyond our control as the families we were supposed to host were unable to make it.” As for the donations, she added: “We sent all the donations to Union Beach, which was in desperate need. Also, we... Read more →

Facebook Powerball frenzy: Purported winner offers to 'share' $1 million

Copyright Image Click to View Karen Bach, director of budget, products and communications of the A His name is Nolan Daniels, and he’s just about to give some random dude or dudette $1 million. Or so he claims. Purporting to be the second Powerball winner in Wednesday’s $588 million payout, Mr. Daniels posted a Facebook photo late Thursday of himself holding a ticket showing the winning numbers. The photo is the only one visible on... Read more →

Red Cross Is A Welcome Sight For Sandy Clean Up Crews

Photo and Story by Dan Bedell Navigating past mountains of mud-caked, molding furniture, appliances, drywall, flooring and other debris that line almost every street in Jersey shore communities like Seaside Heights has become routine for emergency response vehicle (ERV) teams with the American Red Cross. Their efforts are clearly appreciated by home and business owners, staff and work crews hired in the weeks since hurricane Sandy to rip out furnishings, walls, flooring, fixtures and insulation... Read more →

Damminger's Statement on Conrail Bridge Collapse in Paulsboro | cnbnews

Statement from Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger regarding the Conrail bridge collapse in Paulsboro “There are many agencies involved in today’s event. The priority of course is the health and safety of our residents and the impact on our environment,” stated Freeholder Director Damminger. “As we learn of information we will be sharing it. Gloucester County has all of its assets on the ground and will continue to work to protect our citizens.” Due... Read more →


photo credit and caption Anne Forline GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Talented Students - All smiles after giving reports about their school to the Gloucester City Board of Education are, from left: Matthew Cruz from Mary Ethel Costello School and Jacey Wagner from Cold Springs School. Not pictured is Gloucester City High School student representative, Brett Kraft. Related articles A Buck Swimming in Delaware River Visits Gloucester City's Proprietor Park | cnbnews Gloucester City School Board Addresses School... Read more →


Respond to Speaker Boehner’s comments reported today in The Hill 11/28/12: “We’re not going to grow the economy if we raise tax rates on the top two rates,” the Speaker added. “It’ll hurt small businesses. It’ll hurt our economy. That’s why it’s not the right approach.” NEW JERSEY –New Jersey Small Business owners today criticized Speaker Boehner’s comments that raising taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans would hurt America’s economy and hurt America’s small... Read more →

'Fiscal cliff': Obama, Republicans revert to campaign mode | cnbnews

Three weeks after winning reelection, President Obama is returning to the campaign trail. But instead of stumping for himself, he’s pushing for tax hikes on the wealthy, in the name of deficit reduction. The president’s trip Friday to a toy factory in suburban Philadelphia will cap a week of outreach to various constituencies on issues around the “fiscal cliff” –the broad tax increases and spending cuts that kick in with the new year if Congress... Read more →

Holocaust Survivor Gives Lecture at Bellmawr Library | cnbnews

PHOTO CREDIT AND CAPTION ANNE FORLINE BELLMAWR NJ-Scary Childhood – Holocaust survivor, Fred Behrend, recently lectured at the Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library. Mr. Behrend is shown displaying his family’s “megillah,” or scroll, that dates back to the 1640s and recounts the story of Queen Esther. Behrend said that his family was only allowed to take “worthless” items with them from Germany. SEE ARTICLE Related articles A Holocaust Survivor Speaks Of Israel As... Read more →

Enbridge Rail and Canopy to Join Together to Bring Crude Oil to Philly Area Refineries

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2012) - Enbridge Inc. ("Enbridge") (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) today announced its U.S. subsidiary, Enbridge Rail (Philadelphia) L.L.C., has entered into an agreement with Canopy Prospecting Inc. ("Canopy") to create the Eddystone Rail Company to jointly develop a unit-train facility and related local pipeline infrastructure near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to deliver Bakken and other light sweet crude oil to Philadelphia area refineries. The project is expected to handle 80,000 barrels per day (bpd)... Read more →

Kelly Osbourne Feature Story Launches Today On

PR Newswire Association LLC. November 26, 2012, 5:31:00 PM EST NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, the online destination for stylish living, debuts today its latest cover story with a feature on Kelly Osbourne. Osbourne sat down with the website for an interview and photo shoot at her childhood home, the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles. "My dad was always recording here, and I lived in villa 2A," says Osbourne. "When... Read more →

$1 Million in Grants Awarded to Organizations that Target Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Pennsylvania

PR Newswire Association LLC. November 26, 2012, 11:16:00 AM EST HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine organizations have been awarded $1.08 million in Children's Trust Fund grants aimed at child abuse and neglect prevention programs for parents and families to create better outcomes for Pennsylvania children. Administered by the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Child Development and Early Learning programs, Children's Trust Fund grants focus on strengthening families, and building protective factors... Read more →

Congressman: Obama's Tax Increases Fund Government for Eight Days

President Barack Obama has proposed raising taxes on the rich to put America's fiscal house in order, but critics say federal spending is so massive that the wealthy don't have enough money to cover the nation's unprecedented debt. In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) said President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy would only generate enough revenue to fund the federal government for eight days. "The president’s... Read more →

New Jersey Receives $31.1 Million from FEMA

Trenton, NJ – The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced federal grants to State of New Jersey for emergency response efforts after Hurricane Sandy. The three grants total $31.1 million. FEMA’s share is $20.4 million which comes from the Public Assistance Program. The grants are to reimburse New Jersey for feeding and housing 8,000 utility workers, 725 survivors and 500 support personnel after the storm. Restoring power to affected areas was one of the top... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27, 2012 – The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce today that J. William Mills, III, regional president for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, PNC, will receive the 2012 William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. The award, which has been given annually since 1949, recognizes an individual for his/her outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region, professional accomplishments, and commitment to... Read more →

Catholic League: Obama Crucified |

November 27, 2012 Catholic League spokesman Bill Donohue released the following remarks today: Michael D’Antuono is a left-wing artist known for exploiting racial tensions (e.g, depicting George Zimmerman as a Klansman and Trayvon Martin as a generous child). But now he has succumbed to a new low. D’Antuono’s painting of President Barack Obama with outstretched arms wearing a crown of thorns, against the backdrop of the Seal of the President of the United States, is... Read more →

FFRF Assembles Alternative Nativity in Wisconsin State Capitol |

Atheists, clearly agitated that Christians purportedly “stole” various holiday traditions from pagans, have come up with a solution: A potentially-offensive “natural nativity scene” that removes baby Jesus and replaces traditional Bible characters with some eyebrow-raising alternatives. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is behind the spectacle, which emerged this week as part of a diorama inside the Wisconsin state capitol. The angel that typically graces the nativity is replaced with an astronaut. And the wise-men... Read more →

Letters: Honoring Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Sineath |

Dear Neighbors, The Camden County Veterans Affairs Staff and I joined the family, friends and neighbors of Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Sineath on November 17 to wish him well on his upcoming fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan. He has served honorably in three prior tours and is going back overseas to defend this nation against the global war on terror. This young man’s dedication to our country serves as an example to us all.... Read more →

CERT Teams Always Ready to Offer Aid, Helping Hands to Red Cross |

Written by Alyson Westby Roach Among a sea of red-clothed volunteers delivering comfort and clean-up kits at a bulk distribution site in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, one man alone stood out. Donning his uniform green vest, Devin Cohen, chief of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), spent his day off chipping in with the Red Cross relief effort, now in its fourth week. Shortly after Sandy made landfall on October 29, Cohen... Read more →

Rice Meets McCain to try to douse Libya row

WASHINGTON (AFP) November 26, 2012, 8:55:41 PM EST Timothy A. Clary/AFP/File US envoy to the UN Susan Rice, pictured in April 2012, is to meet Senator John McCain in an apparent bid to defuse a bitter row over Libya that could hurt her chances of becoming the next secretary of state. US envoy to the UN Susan Rice is to meet Senator John McCain in an apparent bid to defuse a bitter row over Libya... Read more →

Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dead | cnbnews

Hector "Macho" Camacho (Photo credit: MarkGregory007) David Trifunov November 24, 2012 12:18:00 PM EST Hector "Macho" Camacho has died after being taken off life support, a doctor said. David Trifunov Legendary Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho has died after being taken off life support this morning. The director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ernesto Torres, told AP the 50-year-old went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours of today,... Read more →

ObamaCare Religion Issue Resurfaces

November 26, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered the Fourth Circuit of Appeals to hear the constitutional issues involved in two provisions of ObamaCare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Previously, the circuit court ruled that a challenge by Liberty University to ObamaCare was premature, but now the high court has vacated that decision. Catholic League spokesman Bill Donohue addresses one of the provisions that will now be given a full hearing by... Read more →

Face of Defense: Soldier Keeps 'Comms Up' for Exercise

By Army Sgt. Katryn Tuton 50th Public Affairs Detachment FORT BRAGG, N.C., Nov. 26, 2012 - It is an unusual Thursday morning when Army Spc. Sean Locke gets to skip physical training. Usually, he would be outside in the winter cold, more than likely running from one place to another and back again. Army Spc. Sean Locke establishes communications with the Fort Bragg Operations Center during an assault command post exercise on Pope Army Airfield,... Read more →

» Shapiro: The Death of American Religion » Commentary -- GOPUSA

In the aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama, conservatives searched the heavens and the earth for answers. Some suggested that Mitt Romney lost because Republicans didn't reach out more to Latino voters; some suggested that Romney lost because his "get out the vote" system fell apart on Election Day. Romney himself said that he lost because President Obama separated voting groups with particularly calibrated "gifts" designed to curry their favor. In truth, Mitt... Read more →

CHUCKLES: Problem Solved!

A man in Scotland calls his son in London the day before Christmas Eve and says, “I hate to ruin your day but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.” 'Dad, what are you talking about?' the son screams. “We can't stand the sight of each other any longer” the father says. “We're sick of each other and I'm sick of talking about this,... Read more →

The Port Authority's Cloudy Future by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal

English: World Trade Center, New York, aerial view March 2001. Français : Le World Trade Center à New York. Vue aérienne datant de mars 2001. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) New Yorkers have watched One World Trade Center gradually define the downtown skyline. The massive glass-and-steel building should reach its full height and be ready for tenants within 18 months. But to those tenants, One World Trade may come to symbolize not victory over terror but rather... Read more →

Niemiec Up For Soccer News Net Player Of The Year |

November 26, Vote for Niemiec! PHILADELPHIA - Courtney Niemiec has been named one of 36 finalists for Soccer News Net's Women's College Player of the Year. The online fan vote will account for 40% of the total toward the selection, with the remaining 60% going to the website's editorial staff. Niemiec was one of only two players from the Atlantic 10 to be nominated and is the only representative from a school in Philadelphia. Niemiec... Read more →

Louisville vs Rutgers Predictions: BCS Berth on the Line in Big East Battle |

Bookie The college football season is winding down and every game means something. Although all eyes will be on the SEC Championship game between Alabama and Georgia, there is a midweek Big East battle that deserves some attention. On Thursday night the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Louisville Cardinals play with BCS implications on the line. Last week Rutgers laid an egg against Pittsburgh and fell flat in an embarrassing 27-6 defeat. That loss... Read more →

Tyreek Duren Named Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week

Explorer hit game-tying and game-winning shots in OT win vs. Villanova PHILADELPHIA – La Salle junior guard Tyreek Duren (Philadelphia, Pa. / Neumann-Goretti) has been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week, it was announced today. Duren averaged 19.0 ppg. in a pair of Explorer wins last week, including a 77-74 overtime victory over Villanova. Against the Wildcats, Duren scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime. His three-pointer with seven seconds remaining... Read more →

Ralph J. Williams Jr., of Brooklawn, Korean War Army Veteran, Retired PSE&G Employee |

Surrounded by his loving family, on November 25, 2012. Age 81. Of Brooklawn. Loving husband of Bobbie A. Williams (nee Gugel). Cherished step-father of Roberta Ripp and Donna Sewell. Cherished Pop-Pop Rox of Sara, Emily, Madison and Anthony. Predeceased by his parents Ralph J. Williams Sr. and Margaret (nee Weise). Ralph proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as an accountant from PSE&G after 23 years of employment.... Read more →

Jamie Foxx’s Epiphany

“First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama, Barack Obama.” ~Jamie Foxx November 26, 2012 CATHOLIC LEAGUE'S representative Bill Donohue released the following remarks today: Thanks to Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters [click here], we learned today of the comments that aired last night on BET by Jamie Foxx at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards. Foxx greeted the crowd by saying, “First of all, give an honor to... Read more →

RGA Statement on Gov. Christie Decision to Seek Re-Election

Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hillsborough, NJ 3/2/11 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Republican Governors Association Chairman Bobby Jindal issued the following statement today on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to seek a second term: “Chris Christie exemplifies the type of results-oriented leadership New Jersey residents expect from their governor. Before Governor Christie took office, Trenton was broken and state government was in disarray. Now, the New Jersey comeback is underway because... Read more →

Red Cross Spotlight on Volunteer Mike Hoplight |

Written by Robert W. Wallace Mike Hoplight is a super volunteer for the American Red Cross. So far this year he has been deployed for duty away from his Sanborn, New York, home for a total of 159 days. Currently, he is the Site Manager for the large distribution center on Long Island that provides bulk supplies for persons affected by Hurricane Sandy. He has been in charge of this site for the past 29... Read more →

Top Republicans Prepare to Cave On Taxes/ Selling Out Once Again!

Today, multiple high-ranking Republicans announced that they were willing to raise taxes as part of a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” breaking the pledges they had made to Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. Said Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: I agree with Grover, we shouldn’t raise rates, but I think Grover is wrong when it comes to we can’t cap deductions and buy down debt. What do... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: Walking Catfish Have Invaded the United States

Walking catfish The Walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, also known as the Magur or Pla Duk Dam, is a species of air breathing catfish with the ability to “walk” out of the water and across land. Its “walk” is more like a sort of wriggling motion with snakelike movements, as well as using its pectoral fins as “legs”. This fish normally lives in slow-moving and often stagnant waters in ponds, swamps, streams and rivers (Mekong and... Read more →

Giants rout Packers, 49ers sink Saints/

NEW ORLEANS (AFP) November 26, 2012, 1:11:38 AM EST Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass while under pressure against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 49ers beat New Orleans 31-21 Colin Kaepernick, who was making his second career start in place of Alex Smith, ran for one touchdown and threw for another as the San Francisco 49ers... Read more →

Pope Appoints Six New Non-European Cardinals /cnbnews

November 24, 2012, 11:13:00 PM EST Pope Benedict XVI highlights diversity in the elevation of six to the mostly-European College of Cardinals. This article, Pope Appoints Six New Non-European Cardinals, is syndicated fromNewsLook and is reposted here with permission. Repost.Us has millions more stories to embed. Find your story NewsLook ( Read more →

AMAC: Cholesterol Jumps With Menopause

Posted 11/21/2012 | Health & Fitness Doctors have known for years that a woman’s risk of developing heart disease rises after menopause, but they weren’t exactly sure why. It wasn’t clear whether the increased risk is due to the hormonal changes associated with menopause, to aging itself, or to some combination of the two. Now, we have at least part of the answer: A new study shows beyond a doubt that menopause, not the natural... Read more →

Patrick J. Rowan Jr. of Oaklyn Succumbs, Administrator/Teacher at Paul VI High School

( November 23, 2012. Age 64. Of Oaklyn. Formerly of Gloucester City. Cherished son of the late Patrick J. Rowan, Sr. and the late Marion B. Rowan (nee Bignell) Dear brother of Thomas E. Rowan, Kathleen M. Rowan and Maryann (William) Hook. Cherished uncle of Patricia Hook. Beloved nephew of Claire (Henry) Murphy and Margaret Keenan. Also survived by many cousins. Patrick was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1966. He received... Read more →

Potty training Chinese style: With a diaper-free child, look for potted plants

Potty training Chinese style is also known as "elimination training," or getting Junior to "go" on command, sans diapers. Here, a Chinese baby cools off in Beijing.(Courtesy of Casey Hynes) Lucy Hornsby lives life on the edge. She recently took her 18-month-old son, Oliver, out to lunch. And he wasn’t wearing a diaper. “There was a bush nearby. I felt like we had an escape hatch,” says the Beijing-based Reuters reporter. That’s because Ms. Hornsby... Read more →

La Salle Women Soccer Wins Atlantic 10 Championship |

November 4, 2012 \ Box Score KINGSTON, RI - La Salle women's soccer wins its first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship title en route to head coach Paul Royal's 100th win with a 2-1 overtime win against VCU. Junior Renee Washington scored both goals for the Explorers (17-4-1), who advance to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. The pairings will be announced on Monday at 4:30 PM on A watch party that begins at... Read more →

VIDEO: Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized |

Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on Nov 14, 2011 Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.) LINK SUBMITTED TO CNBNEWS.NET BY JOHN BRANIN/FLORIDA Related articles The Magic and the Miracle That is Us 'Big Ben' welcomes little Ben to family | Comment Restrictions Happy Leftovers Day | Cape May-Lewes Ferry Vessels Moored at Holt Marine Terminal | Read more →

Dates and Sites for 2013 Little League World Series Tournaments Announced

Junior, Senior & Big League Baseball (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. The dates and sites for the nine Little League World Series tournaments in 2013, have been approved by the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The newly-created Little League Intermediate 50/70 Baseball Division World Series will play its inaugural tournament in Livermore,... Read more →


NOVEMBER 23, 2012-TRENTON - The Christie Administration is making the safe removal of debris a top priority, working hard with communities to remove these materials to landfills, incinerators and recycling facilities as quickly as possible so that residents can begin to rebuild, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said today. "The scope of the devastation the storm inflicted on New Jersey is unprecedented," Commissioner Martin said. "Our number one goal is to safely remove... Read more →

Video: Giving Tuesday Get Out the Give | cnbnews

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help create #GivingTuesday™, the giving season’s opening day. On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell... Read more →

Retailers To Give New Winter Coats To Columbus Elementary School Students |

PR Newswire logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PR Newswire Association LLC. November 23, 2012 1:30:00 PM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to make the winter season warmer for children in need, the Keeping Kids Warm® program is donating new winter coats to 4 schools in Columbus. The Keeping Kids Warm program is supported by Lane Bryant and Catherines women's retail apparel brands. Columbus Coat Distributions will take place next week... Read more →

Face of Defense: Marines Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast, Camaraderie

By Marine Corps Cpl. Timothy Lenzo Regional Command Southwest FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2012 – Marines with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7 were in the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7 enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal featuring turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie in the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.... Read more →

Happy Leftovers Day |

By Deborah Smith, Executive Editor As much as we love celebrating Thanksgiving in our house, Leftovers Day is just as delicious and, comes with a lot less work. Yey!! This Thanksgiving in the wake of Sandy we combined two families, two turkeys and two traditions into one and it was probably our best Thanksgiving ever. As you can see in the pictures, the second turkey didn’t get cooked. We’ll be cooking that bird today and... Read more →

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies After Call - Firehouse

Firefighters in Chester County, Pa. are facing Thanksgiving with heavy hearts as they mourn the loss of a brother. Good Will Fire Company Capt. Chris Good, 36, was found in cardiac arrest at his home on Wednesday, according to the Daily Good had helped at a working fire on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he went to his job as a firefighter Arcelor Mittal Steel Fire Company. After attending a pre-plan exercise, he returned home. His... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing Report

Pennsylvania Game Commission patch (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HUNTING LICENSES NO LONGER NEED TO BE DISPLAYED Hunters and trappers are reminded they no longer are required to display their licenses on an outer garment, said Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. “The Game Commission supported legislation that was enacted last year and took effect earlier this year to remove the statutory requirement that licenses be displayed,” Roe said. “Hunters now may place their hunting... Read more →

Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput says Year of Faith holds solution to relativism | cnbnews

BALTIMORE, MD., November 19 (CNA/EWTN News) .- The current Year of Faith is an opportunity to counter the cultural relativism that plagues modern society and that has led many in the Church to deny Catholic teaching on important topics, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. “The appropriate response to relativism is faith, where you no longer are the center of the universe, you are no longer the one who decides what’s true, but you... Read more →