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TWO STREET STOMPERS/BROOKLAWN NJ ...This year's theme GOLDRUSH BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | (cnbnews)The Two Street Stompers New Years Brigade, based in Brooklawn, New Jersey took FIRST PLACE in the Comic Brigade Division of the 2012 Mummers Parade held in Philadelphia on New Year's Day. Their theme this year "Wenchtoberfe... Continue reading "BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | " » Related articles Mummers hit by fire ready for parade in Philly BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | It's Time Again For Philadelphia's Grandest Tradition: The Mummers' Parade! CNBNEWS January 2012... Read more →

Eagles' Reid casualty in coach firing frenzy

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AFP) December 31, 2012 2:58:29 PM EST Elsa/Getty Images/AFP/File Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Reid was among the casualties as under-achieving NFL teams sent coaches packing on the "Black Monday" following the end of the regular season. Andy Reid, Philadelphia's coach of 14 years, was among the casualties as a welter of under-achieving NFL teams axed coaches on "Black Monday" following the end of the regular season. Reid is the winningest... Read more →

Obituary: Florence A. Bernosky, of Magnolia

St. Mary Church BERNOSKY Florence A. On December 29, 2012. Age 72. (nee Wachter) Of Magnolia. Loving wife of 48 years to Edward L. Bernosky, Jr. Loving mother of Mark J. Bernosky and Edward L. Bernosky, III. Cherished grandmother of Mark J. Jr., Emma, Gabriel, Alexander and Malcolm and great-grandmother of Mark J. III. Dear sister of Frances Witz. Predeceased by her loving parents Aloysius J. Wachter and Lillian (nee Powers), her brothers Joseph, John, James, Al, Maurice and Eugene Wachter and her sisters Mary and Theresa Wachter and Joan Brecht. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on... Read more →


source SOUTH PHILLY REVIEW click image to enlarge Related articles Mummers asked to keep drag queen brigade out of New Year's parade Ringing in the New Year at the 2013 Philadelphia Mummers Parade | cnbnews Our Guide To The 113th Annual Mummers Parade, New Year's Day 2013: Where To Watch, What To Expect, New Additions This Year And More The Mummers Give A Sneak Peek To Their New Year's Day Performances Read more →

Putt! Putt! Putt! Putt!"

Marine Corps Aviation By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff Camp Pendleton Public Affairs MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012 - "Putt! Putt! Putt! Putt!" Former Marine Pvt. Frank Baron Jr. stands with Marines assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 39 during a tour of the air station at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012. Baron served as an active duty Marine from 1933 to 1937. Courtesy photo (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. Imitating the sound of a Curtiss Condor's engines failing, Frank Baron Jr. mimics the tumbling motions of the aircraft falling from the sky. His... Read more →

Bellmawr Okays Special Election To Repair Roofs

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News During its recent meeting, the Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) passed a resolution authorizing a special election for a School Bond Referendum concerning the district’s aging roofs. The proposed $3.1 million bond had been voted down by 38 votes earlier this month, and will be brought again before Bellmawr voters in another election on March 12, 2013. In other business, the Board accepted the results of the November 6 School Board Election. Newly elected board members, Michael Eckmeyer and Chris Concannon, will be sworn in on January 3. All other business on the board’s... Read more →

Clinton Admitted to Hospital with Blood Clot

Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants. She was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital so doctors can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours. Reines says doctors will continue to assess Clinton's condition, "including other issues associated with her concussion." Clinton, 65, fell and suffered a concussion while at home alone in mid-December as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. The concussion was diagnosed Dec. 13 and Clinton was forced to cancel a trip to North Africa and... Read more →


photo/caption credit Anne Forline/Gloucester City News GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Student representatives from all of Gloucester City's Schools are all smiles after sharing updates from their respective schools with the Board of Education. All of the students are doing extremely well this year, according to their principals. However, Angel Rodriguez has recently been selected as one of Widener University's "High School Leadership Award" recipients. Angel will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship, over four years, if he chooses to attend Widener in recognition for his standing up for what is right and making a difference in a significant way. Pictured from left are:... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Gets In Holiday Spirit

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News The Mount Ephraim Fire Department sponsored a spectacular 18th annual Christmas Parade of Lights on December 8. People lined the parade route, which ran along Kings Highway and then to the firehouse via Davis Avenue and included decorated emergency vehicles as well as other floats, and a Toys for Tots collection. December 23, Santa Claus will hand out candy canes around town during the Santa Claus Candy Cane Parade. In other business, the Public Works Department announced that trash pick-up will not be affected by the holidays, and will be collected as previously... Read more →

Houston School Cheated, Counselor Says

By CAMERON LANGFORD HOUSTON (CN) - The Houston public school system demoted a counselor for truthfully reporting that her high school's administration inflated its graduation rate so it could get an "Acceptable" rating from Texas, the counselor claims in court. Sabrina Norman sued the Houston Independent School District in Harris County Court. She claims that the high school administration was so desperate to graduate students that it gave them 40 hours of credit for attending a 4-hour Baptist Church service. Norman was hired to work at Sam Houston High School in June 2008, and as the school counselor it was... Read more →

Face of Defense: Military Brothers Meet for Christmas

By Air Force Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney 455th Air Expeditionary Wing BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2012 - Up until a few days ago, Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Allen hadn't seen his brother, Army Cpl. Greg Allen, in more than three years. However, a twist of fate brought them together here for the Christmas holidays. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Allen, right, and his brother, Army Cpl. Greg Allen, compare unit patches at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2012. The brothers spent the holidays together for the first time since 2009 after the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Derek maintains... Read more →

Chicago Tribune, Six Other Papers Drop Associated Press

Along with the Chicago paper, six other Tribune-owned papers will also be dropping the AP. Those papers are the Baltimore Sun; the Orlando Sentinel; the South Florida Sun-Sentinel; the Hartford Courant; the Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania; and the Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia. Reports from Tribune insiders were confirmed Sunday by Paul Colford, director of media relations for AP. “We’re disappointed by this development but recognize this is a time of transition for these seven Tribune newspapers,” Colford said. “We hope they’ll return to AP as their circumstances change. AP continues to diversify its business to enhance the... Read more →


(12/P158) TRENTON - The New Jersey State Park Service will conduct guided hikes and other special outdoors activities at 10 locations on New Year's Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The national initiative, which involves more than 640 hikes in all 50 states, offers individuals and families an opportunity to get the New Year off on the right foot by connecting with the outdoors at a state park close to home. "This is a great way for New Jersey residents to start off the New Year... Read more →

William F. Hambleton, Local Real Estate and Insurance Broker, Succumbs at the age of 85

William F. Hambleton AGE: 85 • Elkton, MD William died peacefully on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 in Elkton, Md. at the age of 85. In his own words, he departed this earth longing for very little which he had not experienced. His wife and only true love, the late Helen Louise Anderson, along with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the center of his life. He is survived by a daughter Gail Jeral and husband Gary of Elkton Md; son Mark Hambleton and wife Lisa of Hillsborough NC; grandchildren, Shannon Noon and husband Michael of Oaklyn NJ, Jessica Magee of... Read more →

Galloway Township Website has a New Owner

(December 24, 2012) has been sold to another Publisher. The website which was launched in October 2011 by Harry B. Scheeler Jr. has exposed unethical conduct by multiple officials and irregularities in regular day-to-day operations. Through Open Public Records Act requests, tips, sources and Township employees, we were able to report with such pin point accuracy and become a Watch Dog Website on Galloway Township. Over the past couple months, GallowayTwpNews has been approached by multiple individuals and one company interested in purchasing this website. With the amount of passion and work GallowayTwpNews.comhas put forth, it was a struggle to... Read more →

Young Alums Spread Ram Pride Around the Globe

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ- Gloucester Catholic HS Ramblings salutes several young alums who are spreading the Dominican Tradition and Ram Pride across the nation and around the world. Sarah McLaughlin ‘05 recently moved back to the United States after having spent three years living in Lima, Peru working with autistic children. Sarah currently is a graduate student at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City where she is a candidate for a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Courtney Cesarano ‘06 spent a year teaching English in Taichung, Taiwan and now lives in Shanghai, China. She has contracted for another... Read more →

Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf

The men and women of the Department of Defense join me in mourning the loss of General Norman Schwarzkopf, whose 35 years of service in uniform left an indelible imprint on the United States military and on the country. The son of a decorated Army officer, General Schwarzkopf followed his father’s legacy of service by enrolling in West Point in the 1950s. His bravery during two tours in Vietnam earned him three silver stars, and set him on the path lead our troops into battle in Grenada, and then to take charge of the overall allied effort in the first... Read more →

Dave Bakey ‘02 on Tour with Celtic Thunder

"I asked my cousin/ Gloucester Catholic alum Marty O'Connor’94 to drive me to Atlantic City for the audition. Upon arrival, I was given ten minutes to learn three songs to perform with a thirteen piece band. Through years of intense practice and experience with Gloucester Catholic music clubs, I knew I would be OK. The next day I got the phone call telling me I got the gig! " ~ Dave Bakey GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Musician Dave Bakey ‘02 has joined Celtic Thunder, an Irish folk and rock group, who last year was named by Billboard Magazine the top ”World Music... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Junior High Honor Roll

Gloucester Catholic Jr High PRINCIPAL'S HONORS 8th Grade: Bonomo, Adam; Driscoll, Allison; Driscoll, Olivia; Dyson, Jason; Ferrigno, Alec; Finley, Haley; Leonchuck, Nicholas; Morrison, Maria; Shamlian, Lauren; Ward, Sean 7th Grade: Allison, Kaitlyn; Billings, Emma; Buckland, Sean; Cloak, Brooke; Glennan, Patrick; Guldin, Andrew; Mack, Julia; Moore, Brandon; Pegues, Curtis; Pilny, Nicholas; Rossi, Lauren First Honors 8th Grade: Berry, Kathleen; Bruno, Sean; Casella, Chad; Colman, Christopher; DeMaria, Lindsay; Medica, Jake; Ward, Aidan; Young, Zachary 7th Grade: Jackson, Luke; Langdale, Nicole; Masiejczyk, Matthew; McGowan, Megan; O’Donnell, Kelly; Rouh, Kyle; Zirbser, Brian Second Honors 8th Grade: Carter, Laura; Cimorelli, Brendan; Frampton, Kaylee; Hannan, Morgan;... Read more →

The Main Stream Media's Political Agenda

To the Editor: Each December we see a rerun of the news events of the past year. This year we went through primaries and the general election with innuendoes and half-truths. Television screens were filled with would-be presidential candidates. During Republican primary debates, much was done by the media to “undress” the candidates. A selection was made. Then, an old media question-and-answer sequence was pulled out in which Mitt Romney, the selected candidate, fumbled an explanation of why 47 percent would not vote for him, so it would matter little what he said or did. The media screamed about the... Read more →

11th Annual James G. Atkinson Memorial Basketball Classic

Event set for December 27 and 28 (Sewell, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe “Joe” Chila announced the schedule for the 11th Annual James G. Atkinson Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament that will be held at Gloucester County College on Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28, 2012. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said, “Every year outstanding high school teams take part in the tournament. This year we welcome Paulsboro High School, Deptford Township High School, Glassboro, Timber Creek, Kingsway Regional, and Winslow.” Damminger noted that his alma matter, Paulsboro High School has participated... Read more →

Philadelphia Named America’s Most Bikable Large City

December 24, 2012 Philadelphia, December 21, 2012 – The website, in collaboration with researchers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, announced this week that Philadelphia ranks as the ninth most bikeable city United States and the best city for biking with a population more than one million. The rankings are based on four factors: bike lanes; hills; destinations and road connectivity; and bike commuting mode share. “I am pleased to see Philadelphia recognized as among the nation’s most bikable cities,” said Michael A. Nutter. “The work of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to... Read more →

North Carolina's Quick Pass and E-ZPass Now Function as One

Beginning January 3, 2013 drivers with an E-ZPass or hard case NC Quick Pass can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account. "This is an exciting day for travelers within the 15 state E-ZPass region and a monumental business agreement for the tolling industry," said E-ZPass Group's Executive Director PJ Wilkins. "NC Quick Pass customers who have hard case transponders can now travel from North Carolina to Maine, or west to Illinois, utilizing the convenience of all electronic tolling," said NC Turnpike Authority Executive Director, David Joyner. Toll technology has come a... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Family a Key Influence to Kupchas, Kellys

By Gus Ostrum GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Both Paul Kupcha and wife Grace Kelly Kupcha, members of the Class of 1978, agree that their Gloucester Catholic roots yielded a positive influence on their lives. But the high school sweethearts and successful GCHS grads say they benefitted from their alma mater in different ways.The GCHS alumni, who were married in 1985 and reside in Northern Delaware, credit their alma mater for providing them life-long direction that has been positive in many ways. Teacher-Student Relationships One key life lesson that Paul and Grace never forgot is the strong relationship between a teacher and a... Read more →

A Note from the Commissioner of the NJ Department of Education |

By Commissioner Christopher D. Cerf, New Jersey Department of Education Last month, Hurricane Sandy affected our state in a more significant way than any of us could have imagined. While our schools have done a tremendous job reopening quickly after the storm to help students return to normal routines, we know that many communities continue to confront significant challenges and will take a long time to recover. We are committed to helping any family that was displaced by the storm learn about the options available to them and ways that the state can help. If you have any questions about... Read more →


SOLD TO DISTRIBUTORS IN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY - Recalled product was sold from December 10 – December 18 - Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania announced today the voluntary recall of kerosene sold to distributors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey after receiving information of consumer complaints from a distributor. The kerosene being recalled was sold between December 10 and December 18. Gasoline and Diesel from these stations is NOT being recalled, only kerosene. It is very important that consumers immediately stop using the kerosene purchased during this time period and call the number below. The kerosene, if... Read more →

Rutgers R.J. Dill (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Will Play in the 88th East-West Shrine Game

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 14, 2012) – Rutgers senior offensive tackle R.J. Dill (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) has accepted an invitation to play in the 88th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be played Saturday, January 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. with live television coverage on NFL Network. Dill is the 17th Scarlet Knight to play in the post-season all-star game. Dill joins fellow seniors D.C. Jefferson (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Scott Vallone (Central Islip, N.Y.) as Shrine Game participants this season. Last year, current Tampa Bay Buccaneer offensive lineman Desmond Wynn played in... Read more →

Energy Assistance for Older Adults Available

(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County’s Division of Senior Services/Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ARDC) is supporting older adults with all assistance programs that help with energy bills. Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Freeholder Lyman Barnes said that applications will be taken for the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) now through April 30, 2013. “LIHEAP assists low-income households with their electric, gas, oil and other types of fuel. This critical federal program can make a big difference to help residents who struggle to keep warm in the winter because they cannot afford their energy bills,”... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: New Changes Regarding Black Sea Bass and American Shad

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing recreational anglers about regulatory changes regarding black sea bass and American shad effective January 1, 2013. For the first time since 2009, the recreational black sea bass fishery will be open from January 1 through February 28. The minimum size limit remains at 12.5 inches and the possession limit will be 15 fish. These regulations pertain to both New Jersey state waters as well as Federal waters. Also, effective January 1, 2013, all American shad fisheries (both commercial and recreational), with the exception of the Delaware Bay, Delaware River and its... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Honor Roll for 3RD Quarter

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ...SOURCE RAMBLINGS Principal’s Honors 12th Grade: Breeze, Marissa; Burns, Brianna; Carson, Lauren; Coniglio, Chandler; Coppola, Kelly; Diehl, Colleen: Fanelli, Jennifer; Fratterelli, Jenna; Justice, Julianne; Koehler, Daniel; Leonchuck, Michael; Louderback, Peyton; McHenry, Cara; Nieves, Leslie; O’Brien, Brittany; Prasalowiza, Eric; Prisco, Alec; Shawaryn, Michael; Sunderland, Courtney; Toner, Erin; Wethman, Brandon; Yago, Rose 11th Grade: Carney, Zachary; Patel, Prina; Steen, Andrew 10th Grade: Becker, Eric; Cappello, Marissa; Chrzanowski, Abigail; Coniglio, Shae; Francis, Catheine; Glazar, James; Laranjeira, John; Steen, Thomas 9th Grade: Buckland, Brendan; Chomiczewski, Hannah; Colon, Selena; Eller, Madison; Goetz, Jamie; Hughes, Taylor; Malfitano, Hannah; McCall, Maximilian; McGonigle, Maura; McIntyre, Michael;... Read more →


"Among the many gifts that we buy and receive, let us not forget the true gift: To give each other something of ourselves, to give each other something of our time, to open our time to God. In this way Anxiety disappears, Joy is born, and the Feast is created." HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Thank you for your support and loyalty over the past year..... from all of us at CNBNEWS.NET! BEST WISHES, Bill & Connie Cleary .... Read more →

Faithful in Bethlehem Attend Christmas Mass, Pray for Peace

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territories (AFP) December 24, 2012, 6:24:55 PM EST Musa al Shaer/AFP Sisters from the Franciscan order pray inside the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity in the biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 24, 2012. Thousands of people streamed into the West Bank city of Bethlehem to mark Christmas, as the Latin Patriarch urged "men of good will" to seek peace in the Middle East. Thousands of people streamed into the West Bank city ofBethlehem to mark Christmas, as the Latin Patriarch urged "men of good will" to seek peace in the Middle East. In... Read more →

Rutgers University Linebacker Khaseem Greene Honored by Maxwell Club |

The Maxwell Club, the oldest football club in America, announced today that Rutgers University linebacker Khaseem Greene was chosen as the Club’s 12th Brian Westbrook Tri-State Player of the Year. Greene was one of three unanimous Big East first-team selections after leading the league with 125 tackles and ranking among the conference leaders in sacks (5.5), tackles-for-loss (10.5), passes defended (7), interceptions (2), fumbles forced (6) and fumbles recovered (2). He was named as the Big East Defensive Player of the Year for a second consecutive year. He was named to multiple All-American teams this season and won the Homer... Read more →

Daily Kos: Newark Star Ledger Endorses Political Corruption

This scheme was uncovered by the State Comptroller's Report on DRPA Corruption. And guess who condemned the Norcross' backroom practices? The Star Ledger again: The political boss George Norcross holds no job or title at the Delaware River Port Authority. Yet in the state comptroller’s scathing report about financial mismanagement there, guess who plays a starring role? Turns out, Norcross got kickbacks for steering insurance contracts from the state agency, according to the report... Not surprising, since the Democratic power broker runs South Jersey — but prefers to do so behind the scenes. Norcross, also the biggest name in the... Read more →

CHUCKLES: Apology Letter to Spouse submitted by Bill Tourtual |

Hi Sweetheart, I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights. I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something. I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy. All I want is for you to be happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season. Nothing brightens the Christmas spirit like Christmas lights! I took the time to hang the lights for you today; and now I will be off to the hockey rink. Again, I am very sorry... Read more →

AMAC – Court Rules That Obamacare’s Contraception Provision Must be Amended

to Protect Religious Freedom Posted 12/19/2012 Press Releases ‘ Administration must rewrite the mandate to ensure religious institutions have a right to practice what they preach’ - BOHEMIA, NY, Dec 21 – “Our members and many others who rallied to protect Religious Freedom this week won a preliminary victory when a federal court told the Obama administration to rewrite the health care law’s contraception mandate,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. The mandate would force religious institutions to pay for certain employee contraception and abortion costs even though it would force them to ignore... Read more →

Toys Go Boom

By ROBERT KAHN Courthouse News The coolest Christmas present my brothers and I got when we were kids was a giant chemistry set. It had stuff you'd be arrested for trying to buy now. All I remember about it is making ink, and of course, making stuff to blow things up. All the kids knew the recipe for black powder: charcoal, sulphur and potassium nitrate. We went through that potassium nitrate like it was going out of style. Then we had to go to the drug store to buy more. I remember it like it was yesterday. The pharmacist, in... Read more →

Fast Moving Dwelling Fire Leaves A Family Of Four Homeless

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ-On 12/21/2012 just after midnight, the Gloucester Township Police Department received an alarm activation for a residence on Brookline Drive in Gloucester Township. Very shortly after, police dispatch then started receiving reports of a dwelling on fire. First arriving police officers located the dwelling emitting heavy fire. Officers confirmed all the residents of the burning dwelling had safely escaped the structure. Due to the very heavy fire load and gusting winds, first responding fire department units immediately began deploying large diameter master streams to protect adjacent dwellings. Police units meanwhile began evacuating nearby residents from their homes. Fire... Read more →

Letters: Dear Little League Volunteer,

December 21, 2012 During this special time of year we often take time to reflect on the year that was. As we welcome and enjoy the company of family and friends during the holiday season, I want to take this moment to express my personal appreciation for the volunteer leadership you have provided the Little League program. Each year, communities around the world are invigorated by the extraordinary and tireless efforts of District Administrators, Assistant District Administrators and more than one million local Little League officials and volunteers. Our program could not maintain its respected status as the leader in... Read more →

NORAD Shares Goodwill, Education While Tracking Santa

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 20, 2012 – The North American Aerospace Defense Command has stood sentry for more than a half century, defending the United States and Canada against attack. But in the coming days, the command here will move into full throttle to conduct its most celebrated mission: tracking Santa Claus on his yuletide journey. Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., are gearing up to answer phone calls and emails from children around the world checking on Santa’s whereabouts during the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s “NORAD Tracks Santa”... Read more →


photo provided by Police Department BROOKLAWN NJ-Early this morning a feight train stopped just short of hitting the above vehicle that was abandoned by the owner of the car. Brooklawn Police Chief Fran McKinney released the following statement about the incident. "We had experienced severe flooding this morning at the Brooklawn Circle and at the Broadway Bridge. When this happens we allow local residents to cross at the Maude Avenue railroad overpass. We caution resident not to go around the barriers when they are down. At 6:40 this morning this motorist decided to do just that. She decided to go... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Sports: Lady Rams Improve to 3-0, GCHS Ice Hockey Defeats CBA

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Gloucester Catholic's Mary Gedaka prepares to sink a foul shot in the Lady Rams' win over Neumann-Goretti on December 20. Mary scored 15 points to lead the overtime win. Lady Rams Improve to 3-0 with Win Over Neumann-Goretti Mary Gedaka pumped in 15 points and Maggie MacIntyre tossed in 14 to lead Gloucester Catholic's Lady Rams to a stunning 49-48 nonleague basketball overtime triumph over a talented Neumann-Goretti team from Philadelphia on Thursday at GC. The Lady Rams held an 18-point halftime advantage, but couldn't hold off a charge by the Saints in the second half which sent... Read more →

Cam Levins, Kimberlyn Duncan are 2012 Recipients of The Bowerman

December 19, 2012 ORLANDO, Fla. – Southern Utah’s Cam Levins and LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan were named winners of The Bowerman on Wednesday in front of a packed house at the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. The Bowerman is awarded to the most outstanding collegiate male and female athlete of the year. Levins (Black Oak, B.C.) swept NCAA Outdoor crowns at 5000 and 10,000 meters in 2012, becoming the first to do so since 2009 when Oregon’s Galen Rupp – The Bowerman winner from that year... Read more →


UPDATE Front Loader flipped on its side. Photo submitted by witness ( CITY NJ- A Public Works front end loaded was tipped over on its side this afternoon at Propriertor's Park when the sidewalk near the river gave way. Public Works Superintendent Steve Ciachetti said, "The sidewalk was undermine apparently by Hurricane Sandy. It just gave way. No one was injured. The front-end loader was not damaged." We were told originally by the person who submitted the photo that the driver of the front end loader fell into the river and was injured. When that scenario was mentioned to Ciachetti... Read more →

Burzichelli, Prieto & Ramos Bill to Allow Internet Gaming in N.J. Gets Final Legislative Approval

press release December 20, 2012 (TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, Vincent Prieto and Ruben J. Ramos Jr. to enable New Jerseyans to wager on Atlantic City casino games via the Internet was released approved 33-3 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval. The bill (A-2578) authorizes persons in New Jersey to place wagers on Atlantic City casino games via the Internet. Under the bill, any game that is authorized to be played in a casino could, with the approval of the Division of Gaming Enforcement, be offered through Internet gaming. People would be allowed... Read more →

Archbishop Chaput: Advent's message relevant in wake of tragedy

Archbishop Feehan of Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 18, 2012 / 11:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The message of Advent is applicable in today’s world, especially in light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said in his Dec. 17 column. “In these final days of Advent, the Church urges us to lift up our hearts and prepare to rejoice,” he said. “There’s nothing remotely naïve in this call to joy; the Church knows the harshness of the world far too well for empty pieties.” Even in the face of tragedy, such as... Read more →


NICHOLSON ROAD...Tickle Belly Bridge in the distance photos submitted by CL Woods GLOUCESTER HEIGHTS NJ-Newton Creek overflowed early Friday morning leaving sections of Nicholson Road impassable to auto traffic and pedestrians near "Tickle Belly Bridge." Temple Avenue and Rutgers Avenue, two side streets near the bridge, were also flooded. A Rutgers Avenue resident said, "In my 18 years of living here I have never encountered a flood like this. The water is a foot high in some of my neighbors yards. High tide was at 8 AM. The water started to recede about 11AM," she said. RUTGERS AVENUE UNDERWATER Read more →

70- Years- Old and 'The Buck' is Still Chasing the '"The White Ghost" |

( Bill 'The Buck' Graves took this nine point white tail in Eastern Pennsylvania on the last day of this year's Pennsylvainia deer season. The deer dressed out 180 lbs. Graves, a former Brooklawn resident, commented, "I have been hunting whitetails for 46 years and this was my second largest buck, It had a better rack than the one I killed in Maine 40 years ago this year. This was a good year. I took two trophy gobblers in the first week of spring season and shot a male coyote that weighed 44 lbs plus a dry mature doe in... Read more →


The Connecticut State Police today launched the 2012 Holiday enforcement program in an attempt to save lives and prevent injury as the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season approaches. Operation S.A.N.T.A. S-top A-nother N-eedless T-ragic A-ccident is the major holiday accident and injury prevention message from the Connecticut State Police. This Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) involves all State Police Departments across the U.S. The focus of this enforcement will be on drivers’ behavior that most frequently causes accident. Enforcment will also attempt to rid the roads and highways of drivers who will drive under the influence, speed, and fail to wear... Read more →