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November 2012

Assembly Leadership Announces State Police-Led Thursday Tour of Shore Devastation

Members of General Assembly Able to see Damage First-Hand as Legislature Prepares to Work Together on Long-Term Solutions (TRENTON) – Bipartisan Assembly leadership on Tuesday announced New Jersey General Assembly members on Thursday will tour parts of Ocean County that have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy. “Now that the immediate emergency response is more settled, it’s important for Assembly members to directly meet with residents and business owners impacted by the storm and to witness the challenges we will face together as we prepare a legislative response,” said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). “Assembly members have been devoted to working tirelessly on constituent... Read more →


Elizabeth High School recognized by state senate for student achievement on WISE’s Financial Literacy Exam

By ElizabethInsideOut Staff ELIZABETH, NJ- Working in Support of Education (W!SE) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth High School, located in Elizabeth, NJ, will be officially on Thursday, Nov. 29, on the floor of the Senate of the State of New Jersey for its students’ performance on W!SE’s 2011-12 Financial Literacy Certification Test. This national standardized Test measures student knowledge of personal finance after a course or unit on personal finance in school. Senator Raymond Lesniak, representing the 20th District of New Jersey, will read a Resolution during Thursday’s voting session, scheduled for 2 p.m. The Resolution will honor Elizabeth... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Dud's Enjoys a Day of Deer Hunting | cnbnews.net

by Slim Randles Coffee always tastes perfect before daylight on the opening day of deer season, Dud Campbell thought as he sat in near-total darkness in his kitchen. He was being extra quiet so as not to awaken Anita. Turning on a flashlight on the kitchen counter, he wrote: Honey, I’ll be up Pine Canyon, hunting up a feeder creek 1.4 miles to the right. The truck will be at the campground. Doc and Steve both know the area I’m hunting. I’ll be back no later than 10 p.m. unless I call. An hour later, Dud quietly got out of... Read more →


VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT SMITHVILLE, DECEMBER 2

Santa Claus, Ice Carving, Live Entertainment, Shopping and More The Burlington County Freeholders will host the annual Victorian Holiday Celebration at the Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton on Sunday December 2 from noon until 4 pm. The historic village will be all decked out for the holidays and will feature carriage rides, vendors selling gifts and stocking stuffers, live entertainment and more. The festivities will include a special appearance by Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, who will arrive by horse and carriage at 1 pm to collect Christmas wishes. Guests can bring a camera for photos with Santa and other family... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Millions spent by government on longevity pay, a perk for city workers and management | NJ.com

A long-standing tradition among public employees, longevity pay costs some public entities millions of dollars a year, and yet it receives scant attention, with foes of government waste focused more on sick time benefits or overtime payouts. Longevity pay comes in the form of bonuses to employees for continued employment with a public entity. The longer an employee works, the larger the longevity bonus is. In total, Jersey City taxpayers last year paid out $15,089,184 in longevity pay to employees of the city, the school district and five of the city’s seven autonomous agencies, according to records reviewed by The... Read more →


Nominate Coaches for PCA's Double-Goal Coach® Award | cnbnews.net

By Positive Coaching Alliance Coaching for Little League offers tremendous personal reward in the satisfaction that you are helping develop our nation’s youth with Character, Courage and Loyalty. At Positive Coaching Alliance, a national partner of Little League, we also offer a tangible reward in the form of our Double-Goal Coach® Awards. PCA annually honors 20 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the second, more-important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. The award includes $250, a stunning trophy and recognition in... Read more →


Doherty: Data Shows Red Light Cameras Lead to More Accidents, Increased Costs

A red-light camera in use in Beaverton, Oregon, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Calls for Immediate Termination of Red Light Camera Pilot Program Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) said that accident data collected at intersections where red light cameras are in use show that both the number and total cost of accidents have increased since the cameras were installed. Doherty said that the data, released by the New Jersey Department of Transportation as part of a report on the state’s red light camera pilot program, should lead to an immediate termination of the program. “Before our pilot program even started, we knew... Read more →


J. WILLIAM MILLS, III TO RECEIVE GREATER PHILADELPHIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S 2012 WILLIAM PENN AWARD

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 charity as well as to the community. Mr. Mills will be honored on Friday, April 19, 2013 during a gala event hosted at the Hyatt... Read more →


Catholic League: Obama Crucified | cnbnews.net

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 called “Truth.” [Click here.] It is being hosted by the Bunker Hill Community College Arts Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. What makes this display so interesting... Read more →


A Buck Swimming in Delaware River Visits Gloucester City's Proprietor Park | cnbnews

PHOTO CREDIT VINCE KUCZYNSKI GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Retired Gloucester City High School teacher Vince Kuczynski visited Propriertors Park earlier this month and was surprised to see a buck, with a nice rack, at the City Marina. Kuczynski writes, "I thought your readers would enjoy this story and the photos. Earlier this month I stop by the marina and joined a few people watching a buck that had just jumped the marina fence into the river. It swam across the river and followed the bulkhead on the Philadelphia side until it decided it couldn't locate a way out. It then swam back... Read more →


10 TIPS TO MAKE THE SWITCH | cnbnews

We know how difficult it can be to make the switch to e-Cigs; so we want to be with you every step of the way and fully-support you throughout your journey. HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR EVERSMOKE E-CIG: Still smoking a few traditional cigarettes? No worries, it's normal. Remember one step at a time, don't over stress yourself. Although some people find that e-Cig's taste like a traditional cigarette; others need a little bit more time to adjust to the taste. The more you handle your electronic cigarette, the more comfortable... Read more →


FFRF Assembles Alternative Nativity in Wisconsin State Capitol | TheBlaze.com

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 – prominent figures in the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth — are replaced with evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin, scientist Albert Einstein, anarchist Emma Goldman and... Read more →


Fossil Rhino Skull Discovered In Volcanic Ash, 9.2-Million-Year-Old Rhino Cooked To Death

By Nathan A 9.2 million years old fossilized rhino skull has been discovered buried in volcanic ash. Fossils preserved in volcanic rock are very rare, and account for less than two percent of the world’s known specimens. The specimen was discovered in Turkey, by Pierre-Olivier Antoine and his fellow researchers from the University of Montpellier, France. The fossil is of a large two-horned rhino species that was common in the area around the Eastern Mediterranean during that time period. “According to the researchers, unusual features of the preserved skull suggest that the animal was ‘cooked to death’ at temperatures that... Read more →


Benson Calls for AG Investigation into Hamilton Township & School District Contracts

Assemblyman Looks to Protect Taxpayer Dollars from Abuse in Wake of Bencivengo Trial (TRENTON) – Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) on Monday called for an Attorney General investigation of Hamilton Township’s government and school district to ensure that taxpayer funds are being spent wisely and legally in the wake of sworn testimony delivered during Hamilton Mayor John Bencivegno’s trial. “I believe it is imperative that there be a thorough investigation of the township and school district to ensure that those who are entrusted with taxpayer monies to oversee and operate our township and local school system have done so according to... Read more →


Hiring Our Heroes Employment Fair Held in Toms River | cnbnews.net

November 27, 2012 Trenton, NJ – Describing Hurricane Sandy recovery jobs as a “second call to duty”, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno encouraged New Jersey’s unemployed military veterans attending today’s “Hiring Our Heroes” employment fair in Toms River to consider jobs to help restore towns hardest hit by last month’s storm. The employment fair was the latest in an ongoing partnership between the Christie Administration and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s "Hiring Our Heroes" campaign to link active duty military, National Guard reserve members and military spouses to jobs. The fair was held at the George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post... Read more →


Letters: Honoring Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Sineath | cnbnews.net

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. He has demonstrated extraordinary honor and conviction, and we thank him for his continued service. The 28-year-old who joined the Army in 2002 is a... Read more →


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

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 was on duty, managing a shelter for special-need victims. Almost three weeks later, he was still responding, this time in Red Hook – one of... Read more →


American Hero: Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, of Island Heights, N.J.,

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, of Island Heights, N.J., died Nov. 26 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Related articles R.I.P. - Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr. Camp Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan American Hero: Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Baltazar Jr., 19, of San Antonio, Texas Lance Cpl. Dale W. Means, 23 News... 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 that could hurt her chances of becoming the next secretary of state. McCain has led Republican attacks against Rice, accusing her of misleading the public... 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, Saturday. He was then taken off life support and passed away. The sad news comes four days after the 50-year-old was shot in the face... Read more →


Gloucester County Opens New Dog Park

A ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Gloucester County / Logan Township Dog Park located on High Hill and Birch Creek Roads of Route 130, Logan Township in Gloucester County will be held on Wednesday, November 28 at 2PM The Dog Park has a water fountain, 2 gazebos, 4 dog waste stations, and 8 benches (6 from Logan and 2 benches from GCIT). The 2.5 acre area on the corner of High Hill and Birch Creek Roads off Route 130 in Logan Township features a Small Dog Park for dogs less than 25 pounds that is .5 acres; and a... 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 the circuit court: The key aspect of ObamaCare for the Catholic community has always been the religious liberty issue, not the question of universal health... Read more →


Humble Endeavour by One Little Leaguer Offers Inspiration in the Battle Against Cancer

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. November 8, 2012 At times of strife, it can take the honesty of a child’s perspective to remind adults that anything can be accomplished with honest effort and commitment. James McDonald, 11, plays in North Mission Viejo (Calif.) Little League. His father, Guy, was diagnosed late in 2009 with a Stage 3 brain tumor, which inspired James to raise awareness and funds in the name of cancer research. “Brain cancer has been hard on my dad,” James said. “So, I thought, ‘What about all those other people out there that have cancer?’ I wanted... Read more →


Retiring Hatton 'happy' after comeback defeat

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) November 24, 2012, 10:59:13 PM EST Paul Ellis/AFP Former world champion Ricky Hatton retired from boxing once again after his comeback fight against Ukraine's Vyacheslav Senchenko ended in defeat. After a three-and-a-half year retirement from the sport, in which the 34-year-old Englishman battled alcohol and drug problems, as well as depression, he was outclassed by Senchenko who took victory on a ninth-round knockout. Ricky Hatton said he felt "happy" in retiring after the former world champion's comeback bout against Vyacheslav Senchenko ended in a ninth round knockout defeat. A tearful Hatton admitted at a press conference... 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, N.C., Nov. 15, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katryn Tuton (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But there is a good reason why... Read more →


New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ Ban on Synthetic Marijuana is Now Permanent

View Permanent Regulation, as Posted in New Jersey Register NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced that New Jersey’s comprehensive ban on all variants of synthetic marijuana is now permanent, under a regulation formally adopted by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. The ban made New Jersey only the fourth state to comprehensively outlaw the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of all of the hundreds of possible variants of the dangerous, manmade drug, which is commonly known by brand names such as "K2," "K3," "Spice," "Kush," and many others. The Division of Consumer Affairs introduced the ban... 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 Romney lost for the same reason that traditional marriage lost on Election Day: America is becoming a less religious country. And that bodes ill for... Read more →


President of Gloucester City SBA Urges Public to Shop Local Businesses First | cnbnews.net

see related Tips and Snippets BY CNBNEWS.NET STAFF (cnbnews.net)Bob Booth, president of the Gloucester City Small Business Association and owner of Gloucester Travel and Cruise was asked recently for his feelings about Small Business Saturday which was celebrated this pass weekend. Booth released the following prepared statement, "This is a favorite topic of mine so please excuse me if I give you my thoughts on how to make a watch when you only asked what time it is." "The Small Business Administration (SBA) defines small businesses as those businesses employing less than 400 employees. According to that designation, every business... Read more →


GCHS Employee Fired for Allegedly Circulating Photos of Students Without Permission

UPDATE NOVEMBER 28, 2012 5PM FORMER GCHS CUSTODIAN JOHN MARTIN HAS BEEN ARRESTED (CLICK) BY CNBNEWS STAFF A rumor has been circulating throughout South Jersey area about a Gloucester Catholic custodian taking photos of girls in the locker room with his cell phone. The incidents, according to the gossip, have been ongoing since 2005. CNBNews reached out to School spokesperson Gus Ostrum about the scandal. Ostrum said GCHS Principal John Coleman has issued a statement today, November 27 (see below) on the matter. He also said the incident is being investigated by the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Coleman in his... Read more →


BURLINGTON COUNTY FREEHOLDERS EXPAND PAPER CART PROGRAM

Beverly City, Maple Shade and New Hanover to Join The Burlington County Freeholders announced today that paper recycling will soon be easier in easier in three County towns. New carts will arrive this week in Beverly and Maple Shade and next month in New Hanover. More neighborhoods in Mount Laurel and Willingboro will also be receiving new carts. By the end of this year, 32 towns will be participating in County’s paper cart program. “The cart not only makes recycling paper and cardboard easier, it increases recycling rates by as much as 100 pounds per household,” said Burlington County Freeholder... Read more →


ROWAN PARTICIPATING IN CANS ACROSS THE CONFERENCE

Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University student-athletes are collecting cans of food for the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s (NJAC) Cans Across the Conference program. The program is a friendly competition between the conference’s 10 member schools. This year, the contest runs until Saturday, December 1. Cans are given to local food banks and various charities of the 10 league member campuses. Rowan has collected the most cans in each of the past three competitions. Last year, the University accumulated 2,758 cans, 546 more than the next closest school. The conference’s total was 9,192 cans, which was... Read more →


Kenneth Stillman Video Accused of Illegal Business Practices | cnbnews.net

November 20, 2012 HARRISBURG - The Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection today filed a civil lawsuit against a southeastern Pennsylvania wedding videographer accused of failing to deliver wedding video products and services promised to and paid for by consumers in a timely manner or at all. Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendant as Kenneth Stillman Jr., doing business as Kenneth Stillman Video, 1970 Veterans Highway, Unit F-3, Levittown, Bucks County. Kelly said that Stillman has been marketing and selling wedding videography products and services since at least September 2005. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of: Failing to deliver... 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, so you call your sister in Adaire and tell her.” Frantically, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like hell they're getting... 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 their own miserable commutes. Most of the white-collar workers who will stream into the tower depend on subways, buses, tunnels, and bridges to get to... Read more →


Newton Outstanding as Panthers Beat Eagles 30-22 / cnbnews.net

Newton shines as Panthers shoot down Eagles PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AFP) November 27, 2012, 12:58:20 AM EST Elsa/Getty Images/AFP Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers passes in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Panthers won the battle between two last-place teams by beating the Eagles 30-22, behind a resurgent performance from Newton. The Carolina Panthers won the battle between two last-place teams by beating the Philadelphia Eagles 30-22, behind a resurgent performance from quarterback Cam Newton. Newton passed for two touchdowns and ran in two for the Panthers who halted a modest... Read more →


Niemiec Up For Soccer News Net Player Of The Year | cnbnews.net

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 was named the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year as well as a first-team all-conference selection for her standout play in the backfield this season,... Read more →


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

Bookie Blitz.com 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 set the Scarlet Knights back in the race for the Big East title and knocked them out of the AP Top 25 college football rankings.... 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 in regulation tied the game at 67-67. In overtime, his lay-up with 18 seconds left gave La Salle its first lead since late in the... Read more →


APARTMENT FIRE KILLS TWO BORDENTOWN CITY RESIDENTS | cnbnews.net

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Bordentown City Police Chief Matthew Simmons III announced that two residents of Bordentown City died yesterday after a fire broke out in their apartment. The decedents were identified as Katherine Jernegan, age 66, and Joseph Coppola, age 63, of 10 West Street. Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined today that the deaths were accidental and were caused by smoke and soot inhalation. Authorities were called to the apartment just before 3 p.m. yesterday by a relative who had come to visit the couple and found them dead. The investigation revealed that... Read more →


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

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. Ralph enjoyed taking walks and traveling and was passionate about the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State. At his request, funeral services will be private. Condolences... 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 God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama, Barack Obama.” A YouTube video posted on December 21, 2011 [click here] shows Foxx being asked, “What... 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 Governor Christie has shown an ability to achieve major reforms and get things done in a bipartisan manner. He’s closed an $11 billion deficit without... Read more →


“Big Al” Price to Host Clinic Series Designed for Rookie, Veteran Little Leagues Coaches

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. November 21, 2012 Little League International and “Big Al” Price have partnered for another season of Little League Coaching Clinics. Al Price, a long-time youth baseball coach and instructor, has developed a live coaching clinic series and a complete library of matching resources designed to assist in teaching the fundamentals of baseball. Over the past two seasons, Big Al has worked with more than 15,000 coaches and managers from hundreds of leagues throughout North America. Little League and Big Al both recognize that the coach has a significant influence on the success of the... Read more →


John Paff: Are police incident reports subject to disclosure under OPRA?

On November 21, 2012, I filed an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) lawsuit against the Borough of Manville in Somerset County. Attorney Richard Gutman is representing me in this lawsuit, which is on-line here. My suit challenges the Borough's denial of access to police incident reports relating to two men being charged with public consumption of alcohol. The Borough posits that the reports are "criminal investigatory records" and thereby exempt from disclosure. But, OPRA defines "criminal investigatory records" as those that "pertain to any criminal investigation or related civil enforcement proceeding." I believe that this exemption doesn't cover records of... Read more →


Red Cross Spotlight on Volunteer Mike Hoplight | cnbnews.net

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 days, having arrived well in advance of the storm to receive and be ready to supply needed items for the storm victims. “I’ve been deploying... 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 you do with the money? I want to buy down debt and cut rates to create jobs, but I will violate the pledge, long story... Read more →


37 suspected drug dealers charged in Blair County street-level sweep

HARRISBURG - Thirty-seven suspected drug dealers, accused of dealing prescription drugs and illegal drugs were charged today following a street-level sweep in Blair County by state narcotics agents and local police. click on thumbnail for larger image Robert Campbell Tyler Welsh Kevin Oberman Earl Ling Herbert Housel Jr. Richard Hollabaugh Jr. Helen Bradley Gregory Henderson William Frye Steven Frye Dana Ewing Michael Blackie Jr. Carol Black Albert Overman Levi Hollen Jesse Wicker Jeremiah Morgan Justin Loomis Brittany Johnson Patrick Brister Jay Dempsey Ashley Decriscio Michelle Dixon Wayne Houston Shawn Keirn Scott Dixon Arin Noonan Shawn Pepin Qasim Green Steven Carroll... Read more →


Arbitration Awards Forcing Cities into Bankruptcy, Shop Local, Deer Attack Men

related CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY CITIES GOING BROKE-City Journal columnist Steven Malanga this week writes about Pennsylvania’s one-sided binding-arbitration law, which allows unelected mediators to burden cities with large compensation awards that ignore fiscal reality. Pennsylvania isn’t alone: about 20 states foist some form of binding arbitration on their local governments, despite studies showing that the system is often biased against taxpayers and frequently results in much bigger pay awards than government workers earn in places without arbitration. Even as reformers seek ways to cut local-government costs during the ongoing fiscal crisis, binding arbitration has largely escaped... 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 Chao Phraya basins), flooded rice paddies or temporary pools which may dry up. When this happens, its “walking” skill comes in handy for moving to... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Conduct Drug Raid, Suspect Holding 31 Bags of Crack, 4 Bags of Pot | cnbnews

On 11/06 a search warrant was executed at 204 Middlesex Street relating to a narcotics investigation. Arrested as a result of the warrant were Brian Quinn (34) and Michael Castaner, Jr (25). Quinn was found to be in possession of 31 bags of crack cocaine and 4 bags of marijuana. Castaner was arrested on an unrelated warrant. In other matters, On 11/08 at 0930 the manager of Bank of America reported to police that she was receiving numerous threatening letters sent via fax machine. The letters were sent over several days and were getting more threatening in nature. As a... Read more →