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November 2012

Red Cross News: Community Partnerships in Action | cnbnews

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 10:01 AM PST Local Red Cross volunteer Marv Goodman is working on something new here in New Jersey in response to Superstorm Sandy. Marv is reaching out to faith-based organizations and places of worship across the state to work together with Red Cross to serve populations that might otherwise not receive available Red Cross assistance. New Jersey has traditionally been spared from major disasters, but that also means that local underserved... Read more →

November 21 Camden County News | cnbnews

Happy Thanksgiving Most Camden County offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly. Although most offices are closed, you can still access county services by going to to get information and interact with the Freeholder Board. Camden County Police Department moves forward On Monday, Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli spoke to NBC 10 about the forthcoming Camden County police department.... Read more →

Secondhand smoke inside airports puts air travelers and employees at risk

Air pollution from secondhand smoke five times higher outside smoking rooms and other designated smoking areas than in smoke-free airports Average air pollution levels from secondhand smoke directly outside designated smoking areas in airports are five times higher than levels in smoke-free airports, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study conducted in five large hub U.S. airports also showed that air pollution levels inside designated smoking areas were... Read more →


November 21, 2012 Weekly Column by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. November 21, 2012 The Church has many good reasons why people should believe in God, believe in Jesus Christ and believe in the beauty and urgency of her own mission. But she has only one irrefutable argument for the truth of what she teaches - the personal example of her saints. Over this Thanksgiving weekend, or sometime during Advent, I have a homework... Read more →

Apple Ipad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD head to head review

Operating system and software Like their designs, the Ipad Mini, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD are all about as different as you can get when it comes to tablet operating systems. Of the three, the Kindle Fire HD is the most interesting, running a heavily customised version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unlike regular Android devices that feature window focused user interfaces, the Kindle Fire HD's home screen is separated into two main... Read more →

LETTERS: Slow Down, Spencer Says Thank You

BE SAFE AT MONMOUTH STREET Each morning some cars are running the stop sign on Monmouth Street at Brown Street in Gloucester City, which is a three-way stop. This is a dangerous situation, and could cause and accident. Please be safe at that intersection. Harry Riding, Gloucester City THANKS FOR SUPPORT Dear Friends and Neighbors, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for your support and vote in... Read more →

ICYMI - NJ Business Confidence Climbs To Highest Levels Of Past Five Years

NJGOP FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 20, 2012 NJBIA President Philip Kirschner: "Business is picking up, business confidence is rising, and growing numbers of businesses believe New Jersey is on the right track." "Sales, employment and profits at New Jersey businesses improved for a third consecutive year in 2012, reaching the highest levels of the past five years, and the business outlook calls for continued improvement in the year ahead, NJBIA said today in releasing the... Read more →

Did Attorney General Holder Mislead the Public

to Justify DOJ's Assault on Voter ID Laws? Washington, D.C. - Days after President Obama's re-election and nearly six months past its statutory due date, a National Center for Public Policy Research Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Justice has finally received a response. On April 13, the National Center sent a FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning a December 13, 2011 speech by Attorney General Eric... Read more →

DLA Readies Holiday Meals for Afghanistan-deployed Troops |

Defense Logistics Agency News Release PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19, 2012 - This holiday season, at more than 200 locations in Afghanistan, service members will dine on a feast reminiscent of home, a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence senior official said today. Rich Faso, the supply chain's director of customer operations, lauds the workforce and industry partners for making the Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts possible. "The personnel at DLA Troop Support and our servicing vendors take... Read more →


English: The logo is from the website.Rutgers University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Integration will enable Rutgers to become a national powerhouse NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Gov. Chris Christie’s vision to transform higher education across New Jersey cleared a major hurdle today, when Rutgers University’s two governing boards approved the transfer to Rutgers of most of the schools, centers and institutes that make up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After thoroughly reviewing... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Brooklawn K-Mart Construction Update |

I made a late trip to the Brooklawn Shop-Rite last night, and down by what is usually a darkened west end, I noticed the ol' K-Mart store was lit up like a beacon calling out to me to come take a look. :-) So before heading home, I drove over to see that an interior partition wall is basically complete. The new wall segregates about 1/3 of the building on the right side, leaving a... Read more →

Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty-12 (Model: YB12D) Black/Red/Grey Fail Compliance Testing | cnbnews

By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. November 20, 2012-Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby) TPX Dynasty -12 (black/red/grey) composite bat has failed recent performance standard compliance testing. Effective immediately, Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty -12 (Model - YB12D), including all graphic variations, are not eligible, or approved, for use in any Little League program or activity. For information on returns or replacement, please visit Hillerich & Bradsby/Louisville Slugger:... Read more →

Governor Chris Christie has taken action on the following legislation:

Trenton, NJ – BILLS SIGNED: A-733/S-81 (Eustace, Schepisi, Benson/Bateman, Stack) – Prohibits health care facilities from discharging prescription medications into sewer or septic systems in certain circumstances A-1351/S-2023 (Rible, Wagner, Coutinho/Van Drew, Stack) - Removes licensing requirement for recreational bingo games A-1522/S-2200 (Burzichelli, Riley, Quijano, Caputo/Lesniak, Codey) – Requires BPU, under certain circumstances, to issue a decision within 180 days after receipt of petition by public utilities to sell certain real property A-1888/S-2190 (Milam, Albano,... Read more →

City Native Cycles 3,580 Miles To Aid Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warrior Project (Photo credit: Wikipedia) published in the Gloucester City News 11-15-12 Retiree Thomas Winkelspecht, 59, has not had time to relax since leaving his military and civilian Air Traffic Control career. He had been too busy training for a two-month cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. As of last week, he and his two companions had traveled 432 miles in six days and were in Arizona... Read more →

Obituary: Vincent J. Caruso, age 75, of Cherry Hill NJ | cnbnews

CARUSO Vincent J. On November 17, 2012. Age 75. Of Cherry Hill. Loving and devoted husband of 53 years to Lorraine Caruso (nee Mucci). Loving father of Cheryl Adams, Kim Waggoner (David) and Stacy DeSerio (Joe). Cherished grandfather of 5 and one on the way. Dear brother of Marion, Rita, Joe and Andy. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday morning from 9 to 10:45 AM in the Chapel of The Catholic... Read more →

Tell Congress that You Won't Pay through the Nose for Milk! | cnbnews

Dear Concerned Taxpayer, The lame-duck session is underway, and among the many legislative proposals that Congress may consider is the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP), a misguided “supply management” scheme for milk buried in the $1 trillion Farm Bill. If DMSP passes, it will raise the price you pay for milk and all dairy products. I urge you to watch CCAGW’s new video about the damaging economic impact of DMSP and then tell Congress that... Read more →

Give New Jersey’s Working Families a Reason to Really Give Thanks: Craft a Strong Minimum Wage Increase

This Thanksgiving week, New Jersey’s leaders should embrace a surefire way to give the state’s working families something to truly be thankful for: a strong minimum wage increase that can help lift these struggling families out of poverty. Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Monday joined a coalition of low-wage workers, faith leaders, anti-poverty groups, worker groups and other organizations to urge the enactment of a substantial wage increase with automatic annual adjustments tied to... Read more →

Victorious Froch ready for rematches | cnbnews

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) November 18, 2012, 12:34:06 AM EST Andrew Yates/AFP/File Carl Froch celebrates after beating Lucian Bute during their IBF World Super Middleweight title match in May. He declared he is ready for rematches against Bute, Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward after an impressive first defence of his IBF super-middleweight title. Carl Froch declared he is ready for rematches against Lucian Bute, Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward after an impressive first defence of... Read more →

Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew, Rhynchocyon petersi |

The black and rufous elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi) is native to Africa, specifically Tanzania and Kenya. It is also known as the black and rufous sengi. As is typical to shrew species, the black and rufous elephant shrew is relatively large, with an average body length of 11 inches and a weight of up to 1.5 pounds. It will eat many things including vegetation, insects, and small mammals like the black rat. The black and... Read more →

Cherry Hill: Welcome Home Sergeant Kenneth Sineath | cnbnews

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 03:49 PM PST CHERRY HILL NJ-Just one week after Veterans Day 2012, Cherry Hill Firefighters and EMTs were honored to stand with family, friends and neighbors as 28 year old Army 1st Sergeant Kenneth Sineath returned to his family home on Massachusetts Ave in Cherry Hill. Sergeant Sineath has returned home for his wedding to his fiancé, Jessica. Soon after, he will redeploy to Afghanistan for his 4th tour since he... Read more →

Nov.23rd Gloucester City News Headlines

Gloucester City Rotary Club Sets Up Giving Tree Helping Hands Food Pantry In Gloucester City Feeds The Hungry Bellmawr Residents Quickly Organize Donation Drive For Victims Of Sandy Holocaust Survivor Relates Experiences At Bellmawr Library Related articles Sign of Change Bellmawr Swears In New Councilman Joshua Tregear 43rd Annual Jonas Cattell Cattell Run For Freedom Feral Cats Colonies Found In Bellmawr Brooklawn Police Investigating Multiple Burglaries to Businesses, Residences and Cars; STAY ALERT Read more →


Chatilla van Grinsven Named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week PHILADELPHIA – Coming off its monumental upset of #5 Maryland on Saturday, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team has garnered weekly recognition by national media outlets, while redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherlands/Dr. Knippenberg) earned individual accolades for her performance. As a team, the Hawks were named “Team of the Weekend” by ESPN’s Graham Hays and were selected Pickin’ Splinters’ “Performance of the Week.”... Read more →

Oil prices rise on Middle East tensions | cnbnews

NEW YORK (AFP) November 16, 2012, 5:05:10 PM EST Frederic J. Brown/AFP/File Oil prices rose Friday on concerns about supply in the wake of the latest burst of violence in the Middle East. Oil prices rose Friday on concerns about supply in the wake of the latest burst of violence in the Middle East. The price of a barrel of light, sweet crude oil for delivery in December rose $1.22 to $86.67 a barrel on... Read more →

Obiturary: Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread as Hostess files Bankruptcy

Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the death of an American legend: Hostess. In the sixties, Hostess said even a bomb could not kill the Twinkie, but sadly, the fallout from the recession has done exactly that. Hostess sent out information yesterday that they are going out of business. This beloved company baked Twinkies; Ding Dongs; Ho Hos; Drake's cakes and of course that space-age bread, Wonder Bread. People all over the... Read more →

Dear Concerned Taxpayer,

( want to urge you to read our new report, Public Servants or Privileged Class: How State Government Employees are Paid Better than Their Private-Sector Counterparts. The report analyzes state government employee wages and benefits in all 50 states, and for the first time, provides a detailed comparison of compensation for public- and private-sector workers in the same job categories, from architecture and engineering to transportation. Watch the video below, which vividly illustrates how public-sector... Read more →

Nov. 16 Camden County News | cnbnews

Happy Thanksgiving Most Camden County offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly. Although most offices are closed, you can still access county services by going to to get information and interact with the Freeholder Board. Saluting Our Veterans Hundreds of veterans and their families attended the Freeholder Board’s annual Veterans Day observance on Veteran’s Island in Cooper River... Read more →

Texans trip Jaguars in NFL thriller | cnbnews

LOS ANGELES (AFP) November 19, 2012, 1:27:42 AM EST Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images/AFP Houston Texans' Andre Johnson and Jacksonville Jaguars' Derek Cox during their game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Johnson scored the winning touchdown on a 48-yard screen pass as the Texans edged the Jaguars 43-37 in overtime to post their fourth consecutive NFL victory. Andre Johnson scored the winning touchdown on a 48-yard screen pass as the Houston Texans edged the Jacksonville... Read more →

Former Bears coach Ditka leaves hospital/ cnbnews

LOS ANGELES (AFP) November 18, 2012, 4:01:32 PM EST Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP/File Mike Ditka, pictured in 2011, the former Chicago Bears coach and Hall of Fame NFL tight end who now works as a commentator for ESPN, was released from hospital Sunday after suffering a minor stroke, the network reported. Mike Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach and Hall of Fame NFL tight end who now works as a commentator for ESPN, was released from... Read more →

Boehner: Americans Back Balanced GOP Plan to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

A new survey shows a strong majority of Americans favor Speaker John Boehner’s framework for averting the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates and hurting our economy. Through a “combination of pro-growth tax reform and entitlement reform,” we can avoid the fiscal cliff, “bring jobs home and make our economy stronger,” says Speaker Boehner. MORE AVERTING THE FISCAL CLIFF: Each plank in the GOP plan to stop the fiscal cliff – simplifying the tax code... Read more →

Obituary: Bodiford, Howard of Gloucester City NJ

Howard passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Howard was a resident of Gloucester City, New Jersey at the time of his passing. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Military Honors and Inurnment on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery: 350 Provinceline Road, North Hanover Twp. NJ 08562. Read more →

Rekindle Your Spirit in Philadelphia | cnbnews

Posted 11/16/2012 | AMAC Authors, Trave by D.J. Wilson – “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” In light of the recent election outcome, during times when our nation stands deeply divided on political, economic and social issues, we draw upon the spirit, strength and lessons gifted... Read more →

New Report Details Growing Income Inequality in the Garden State | cnbnews

New Jersey has among the largest gaps in the nation between the highest and lowest income households, and that gap has grown significantly in the last 30 years, according to Pulling Apart, a comprehensive new state-by-state analysis of income trends by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). “Prolonged growth in income inequality undermines the basic American belief that hard work should pay off,” says Elizabeth McNichol, co-author... Read more →

Diagnosed diabetes grows at a dramatic rate throughout the United States

English: Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. White on blue background with white rays but no white "burst". No detailed wording. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Eighteen states saw 100 percent or more increase between 1995 and 2010 The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased in all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico between 1995 and 2010, according to a... Read more →

Lady Hawks Upset Maryland 50-49 | cnbnews

Nov. 17, 2012 Box Score PHILADELPHIA - Career win 250 was a memorable one for Saint Joseph's women's basketball head coach Cindy Griffin as her Hawks upset #5 Maryland, 50-49, Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. Backed by a game-high 18 point performance from redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven, the Hawks posted their first win over a nationally ranked team since the 2007-08 season and their highest victory over a ranked squad since they topped #3... Read more →

Women’s Basketball Wins Tipoff Tournament with Aplomb

NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 17, 2012) – The Stevens Institute of Technology women’s basketball team won its second-straight season-opening tournament as the Ducks walked all over Bay Path College in an 83-39 win. Four players were in double figures for Stevens and the Ducks out-rebounded the Wildcats 60-37. Freshman Dylan Krause (Atlanta, Ga.) led the team with 14 points on the way to winning the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award. Avis Benjamin (Queens, N.Y.) also... Read more →

CNBNEWS Hunting & Fishing: PA Results of 2012 Elk Hunt Announced; 840-pound Elk Taken

RESULTS OF 2012 ELK HUNT ANNOUNCED HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that 52 elk were harvested by the 65 hunters awarded elk licenses for the recently concluded 2012 elk hunt, which was held Nov. 5-10. Of that total, 18 were antlered and 34 were antlerless. The heaviest antlered elk was taken by Richard Tratthen, Jr., of Scott Township, Lackawanna County. He took a 840-pound (estimated live weight), 8x8 on Nov. 7, in... Read more →

60 percent of America’s biggest cities are now smoke-free

Comprehensive smoke-free laws cover 30 of 50 largest U.S. cities, up from just one in 2000 Thirty of America’s 50 largest cities are now covered by laws that prohibit smoking in all indoor areas of private workplaces, restaurants, and bars, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By late 2000, only one of the 50 largest U.S. cities—San Jose, Calif.—was covered by such a law. As of Oct. 5, 2012,... Read more →

SBA's Deadline is December 17 for Physical Damage Disaster Loan Applications in Pennsylvania

PR Newswire Association LLC. November 15, 2012 8:40:00 AM EST ATLANTA , Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages due to the fire in Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County on Oct. 5, 2012. The deadline to apply for physical damage is Dec. 17, 2012. All affected businesses, homeowners and renters, and non-profits in Montgomery County... Read more →

Video: New Jersey Woman, Son Discover WWII Love Letters

November 15, 2012, 10:36:00 AM EST A New Jersey woman and her 14-year-old son made a charming discovery after Sandy swept through the coast. This article, New Jersey Woman, Son Discover WWII Love Letters, is syndicated fromNewsLook and is reposted here with permission. Repost.Us has millions more stories to embed. Find your story NewsLook ( Read more →

Young Voters and the 2012 Election, the Top 3 Things to Know

SOURCE: Generation Opportunity November 15, 2012 19:28 ET Young Americans Showed an Historic 11-Point Swing Away From President Obama, Only Demographic to Distance Itself From the President at That Level Millennials Demonstrate Shift in Views on Solutions to Unemployment and the Bad Economy, Favoring Lower Taxes and Less Government Involvement WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Generation Opportunity, the nation's largest social media and grassroots organization reaching out to young Americans ages 18-29, is... Read more →

NCAA Men’s Soccer Sectional Final Preview

YORK, Pa. (November 16, 2012) – The No. 5 Stevens Institute of Technology men’s soccer team will head to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship in York, Pennsylvania on Saturday at 11 a.m. If victorious, the Ducks will play for a bid to the NCAA Final Four on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Video and Live Stats will be available for all three matches. Tournament Schedule English: National Collegiate Athletic... Read more →

Is the death of newspapers the end of good citizenship?

How will the death of newspapers affect good citizenship? This is part of the cover story project in the Nov. 12 issue of The Christian Science MonitorWeekly. Here, Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate reporter Danny Monteverde takes notes during a New Orleans City Council meeting. (Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor) One Saturday in June, the Pinstripe Brass Band played a traditional jazz funeral in the lakeside Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. When "Just a Closer Walk... Read more →

Amy Regan Set to Compete in NCAA Cross Country Championship |

PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 16, 2012Regan earned the No. 4 spot out of the Atlantic Region for the NCAA Championship 11/16/2012 10:00:00 AM HOBOKEN, N.J. (November 16, 2012) – On Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind., freshman Amy Regan (Green Brook, N.J.) will become the first Stevens Institute of Technology cross country student-athlete, men's or women's, to compete in the NCAA Division III National Championship. Regan accomplished more in one fall season at Castle Point than... Read more →

Esperanza's 10-year Hunting Park Neighborhood Strategic Plan Receives Approval

From The City Of Philadelphia PR Newswire Association LLC. November 15, 2012 3:18:00 PM EST PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 16th of October 2012, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission officially endorsed the Hunting Park Neighborhood Strategic Plan 2022, a 10-year community revitalization plan led by Esperanza. The plan focuses on revitalizing targeted neighborhoods through strengthening social networks, improving educational institutions, cleaning, greening, and improving the commercial corridors, and rehabilitating shared public spaces.... Read more →

Was Petraeus Borked?

REPUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION OF PROPUBLICA.ORG by Peter Maass ProPublica, Nov. 14, 2012, 5:02 p.m This story was co-published with The New Yorker and is not subject to our Creative Commons license. In 1987, when Judge Robert Bork was enmeshed in a partisan struggle over his Supreme Court nomination, a reporter for an alternative weekly in Washington, D.C., got a tip that the judge was a patron of a local video store. Michael Dolan went to... Read more →


The National Football Foundation will present the Tuskegee Airmen and leading educator with its highest honor December 4 in recognition of his significant contributions to our country. DALLAS, November 14, 2012-The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that Roscoe C. Brown Jr., a trail-blazing aviator and a public servant for more than six decades in education, the military and in government, has been named the 2012 recipient of the NFF... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting & Fishing: Youth Firearm Deer Hunt Day Saturday

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Special memories will again be made across the state as young hunters take to fields and forests with parents and mentors on New Jersey's Youth Firearm Deer Hunt Day this Saturday, November 17. The Youth Firearm Deer Hunt is the most popular of New Jersey's eight special youth hunt days provided each year... Read more →

Romney breaks silence in bitter broadside at Obama

WASHINGTON (AFP) November 15, 2012, 2:50:25 AM EST Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/File Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives on stage on election night November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Romney, in his first remarks since an unexpectedly lopsided election loss to Barack Obama, blamed his defeat on "gifts" showered by the president on his female, African-American and Hispanic supporters. Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama won by showering "gifts" on women, African American and Hispanic supporters, in... Read more →

Hundreds of workers converge on the Mayors house to shine light on his 1% agenda

PR Newswire Association LLC. November 14, 2012 6:15:00 PM EST PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of hard-working Philadelphians take their message directly to Mayor Michael Nutter's house, which was "We rejected Mitt Romney's 1% agenda and now we stand against your Romney agenda." "The hard-working men and women of this city deserve our respect," said DC 33 President Pete Matthews. "They continue to go to work, moving our great city forward, yet they... Read more →