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December 2012

Letters: A Critical Week for New Jersey

This is a critical week for New Jersey. This week the United States Congress will vote on a Sandy Relief Package that will provide $60.4 billion to help New Jersey and other states recover and rebuild from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. While $60 billon is an incredible amount of money, numbers alone fail to paint the full picture of what we have seen throughout New Jersey. The full story lies in the faces of... Read more →


Gloucester City News December 20 Issue

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers. Holiday deadlines, strictly enforced, are Friday at 10 a.m. for both the December 27 and January 3 editions. Gloucester City Pre-K Students Need Flu Shots By December 31 Mount Ephraim Gets Into The Holiday Spirit By Law, Gloucester City Children Will Be Eating Better Bellmawr Voters Defeat Roofs Bond Referendum Three Newcomers Will Serve On Mt. Ephraim School Board Read more →


LETTERS: HAVING A HAPPY, HEALTHY CHRISTMAS SEASON

(GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS DEC. 8 ISSUE)It’s that time of year when we all indulge, whether it is eating extra cookies, cakes, pies, candy, alcoholic beverages, and everyone’s favorite-eggnog. Do you realize one 6 ounce glass of eggnog can contain approximately 450 calories? Don’t deny yourself of your favorites, just eat and drink wisely. Vegetables and Fruits-eat approximately 11 servings a day (one serving could include ½ cup cooked vegetables. ½ cup raw vegetables, 1 cup... Read more →


Bellmawr Boro Begins Christmas In The ‘Fog’

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News December 7, 2012 Gloucester City News-After opening night was rained out, Bellmawr began its 2012 Christmas In the Park on December 8, mired in a growing shroud of fog, thanks to a growingly damp weather pattern. The two-weekend event will continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14-16, with the Sunday date being used as a rain date. The annual free event at the Recreation Centre runs from 6... Read more →


LETTERS : Fleming Bill Says NO to Power Grab on Spending

“Only Congress should decide our debt ceiling. The president's blank check request needs a resounding NO from Congress.” Congress must not surrender its power over setting the debt ceiling. That’s why I introduced H.Res. 826, a resolution giving the House of Representatives an opportunity to reject President Obama’s attempt to control the debt ceiling. Washington has forgotten how to live within a budget. From bailouts and the failed stimulus bill, to the government takeover of... Read more →


Sandy Clogs the Fuel Line

Supply Chain | December 15, 2012 | CFO Magazine Gas shortages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have revealed weaknesses in the Northeast gas supply chain that will require fixes from the private sector and federal and state government, according to a petroleum analyst. Fuel problems that already existed, such as obsolete laws and a shortage of refineries on the East Coast, were exacerbated by Sandy, says Gregg Laskoski, a senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy,... Read more →


Olympian Oscar Moore Encourages Runners At GCHS

photo credit Anne Forline Inspirational Olympian - 1964 U.S. Olympian and six-time All American runner, Oscar Moore, visits with the Gloucester Catholic Cross-Country team to reflect on his many years of running and coaching. Also with Moore, right, is the Rams team and Jack Heath, who has been coaching Gloucester Catholic's Cross-Country team since 1981. By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Oscar Moore, 1964 U.S. Olympian and six-time All American runner, was the featured guest... Read more →


Veteran reconnects with Vietnamese priest he thought was dead

By Carl Bunderson Denver, Colo., Dec 13, 2012 / 02:16 am (CNA).- In 1968 Joe Mahoney was serving with the Marines in South Vietnam, where he met Father Paul Nguyen Thanh Hoan, whom he always thought was killed when the North overran the region in 1975. Many priests were imprisoned and killed when the South was overtaken, and so Mahoney was “quite confident he was dead” and never looked up Fr. Paul. But earlier this... Read more →


NHL Owners Sue Players Union

December 17, 2012 Courthouse News Service MANHATTAN (CN) - The National Hockey League and all its teams sued the NHL players' union in Federal Court, trying to head off an anticipated antitrust lawsuit in the 92-day lockout. The owners' lockout looks increasingly likely to wipe out the entire 2010-13 season. Members of the players' union are voting on whether to give up their collective-bargaining rights. The owners view that as prelude to an antitrust lawsuit,... Read more →


Donna Cipriani, of Bellmawr, Worked in TV and Film on East and West Coast | cnbnews.net

Donna Cipriani of Bellmawr on December 10, 2012. She was 64 years old. Donna had always dreamed of a career in film & television. She first made her dream a reality in Philadelphia while working on the Gene London Show, a long-running local children's program. In the quest to make a name for herself, she moved to New York City where she worked on a number of feature films and TV shows filmed on location... Read more →


National Guard Members Prepare for Presidential Inauguration | cnbnews.net

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy National Guard Bureau ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 14, 2012 – Around 6,000 Army and Air National Guard members from 15 states and territories are preparing to take part in and support the 57th Presidential Inauguration, according to National Guard officials. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Scott Hinds, with the District of Columbia Air National Guard, walks along a large-scale map of Washington, D.C., while giving a briefing about the... Read more →


Weekly Basket: Sandy Spending | cnbnews.net

Volume XVII No.50: December 14, 2012 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE-This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its draft emergency spending bill for Sandy relief. Well, mostly Sandy relief. And, some of it is emergency spending. Considering the price tag exceeds $60 billion – which would be the largest single disaster relief bill ever and bigger than the entire Department of Homeland Security budget – lawmakers must scrub the bill to ensure only the most pressing... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: HEALTH BENEFITS FOR GLOUCESTER CITY EMPLOYEES COST $3 MILLION

UPDATE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 BY BILL CLEARY (cnbnews.net)-Gloucester City Mayor and Council passed a resolution at the December 3 meeting that authorizes payments to those employees who have other health insurance to waive coverage under the municipality’s plan. In consideration of such waiver the employee will receive annual payment of $5,000. Those who elected to accept the $5,000 waiver included five members of City Council, (Mayor Wm. James, and council members, John Hutchinson, Jay Brophy,... Read more →


Reports: Sen. John Kerry to be named Secretary of State

December 16, 2012 It looks likely that Sen. John Kerry will be nominated to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is expected to retire from the post as part of President Obama’s second term cabinet reshuffle. Several news sources – beginning with ABC News – are reporting that Mr. Obama soon will name the Massachusetts senator and Foreign Relations Committee chairman to take over from Sec. Clinton. The move is not a surprise, particularly... Read more →


COURTHOUSE NEWS: Ancient, Rickety Railroad Bridge Caused Toxic Spill, Dozens Say | cnbnews

By KEVIN KOENINGER PHILADELPHIA (CN) - Sixty people were hospitalized after 100,000 gallons of vinyl chloride spilled from railcars on a poorly maintained bridge two weeks ago, causing a toxic cloud so thick "you couldn't see the person next to you," dozens claim in court. Click here to read Courthouse News' Environmental Law Review. Lead plaintiff Jill Swindell-Filiaggi and 53 other residents of Paulsboro, N.J., sued Conrail and CSX Corp. for the Nov. 30 accident,... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Students of the Month | cnbnews.net

photo credit Leigh Ann Hubbs MOUNT EPHRAIM NJ-From left to right are:1st grade Autumn Buttocovla, 2nd grade Dana Cafarelli, 3rd grade Assunta DiGenni, 4th grade Brady Small, 5th grade Andrew Sayres, 6th grade Angelo Disario, 7th grade Gabrielle Bobo, and 8th grade Matthew Marzalek. Related articles Mount Ephraim Students of the Month for May and June 2012 | cnbnews.net Mount Ephraim School Board Hires New Superintendent Mount Ephraim Selected For NFL Play 60 Program |... Read more →


AMAC: Five Christmas Cities – Forever Shining Bright! | cnbnews.net

The holiday season is a special time of year where joy abounds. Nowhere is it more obvious than in American cities with Christmas themed names. There are surprisingly many, but here are five guaranteed to make your holiday season bright. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – This fabulous Christmas city was christened “Bethlehem” on Christmas Eve 1741 by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf of Saxony, Germany upon his visit to the new settlement. Steeped in Moravian tradition, from... Read more →


Minority Turn Out after Voter ID Increased; Majority of Voters, including Blacks, Support ID

Washington, DC (December 14, 2012)- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today released the following statement in response to accusations by First Lady Michelle Obama of widespread voter suppression in the 2012 presidential election. Appearing on the Tom Joyner Radio Show, Ms. Obama said, “Voter suppression was in full force in so many states all over this country.” “Mrs. Obama’s accusations about minority vote suppression are racially divisive and show a dangerous disregard for the truth.... Read more →


The Real Fairy Tale by Chris Reed - City Journal

The online premiere last week of the California Federation of Teachers’ short cartoon, “Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale,” attracted such a torrent of mockery that the state’s second-largest teachers’ union set the video to “private” on its YouTube channel after a few days. Too late. Narrated by actor and self-described socialist Ed Asner, the video depicts an America devastated over 20 years by the greed of the richest “1 percent.” The video’s lowlight... Read more →


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': Is it really necessary? (+trailer)'

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' will be followed by two planned sequels. (Warner Bros./AP) My first thought in watching “The Hobbit” was: Do we really need this movie? It was my last thought, too. Having powered his way through the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which had its occasional majesties, director Peter Jackson now feels compelled to give us this prequel, based on the Tolkien novel that spawned the cult I never joined. Whether this... Read more →


US governor insists he's not too fat to be president | cnbnews.net

The governor of the US state of New Jersey, leading Republican politician Chris Christie, says it's "ridiculous" to think that his being fat would make him a poor president. Christie is increasingly talked about as a possible candidate to replace President Barack Obama, a Democrat whose final term expires in 2016. In an interview with ABC television late Wednesday,Christie did not say he would run, but continued to stir expectations. The former prosecutor rose to... Read more →


Charles H. Spencer Sr., Retired Iron Worker Local 399, GHS Alumnus Class of '58 | cnbnews.net

Charles Harry Spencer Sr. On December 12, 2012. Age 71. Of Gloucester City. Predeceased by his parents Charles William Spencer and Elizabeth Spencer. Loving Husband of 51 years to Ann Elizabeth (nee Carr). Cherished Father of Lea Anne Devereaux, Charles H. Spencer, Jr. (Doreen) and Alesia Stewart (Steven). Beloved Grandfather of Paul, Kaitlyn, Kristina, Jessica and Ethan. Dear Brother of Shirley Johnson. Survived by his nephews. Charles was born, raised and lived his entire life... Read more →


Shoes That Fit Helps Children Affected By Hurricane Sandy

PR Newswire Association LLC. December 11, 2012 6:59:00 PM EST 257 Kids in Brooklyn, NY get new shoes to return to school in comfort and dignity LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shoes That Fit, a 20-year-old nonprofit organization, based in Southern California that works with hundreds of communities across America delivered new shoes to 257 school children at PS 253 in Brooklyn, NY after the devastation of hurricane Sandy. PTA president Gina Dacchille... Read more →


Morning Bell: Deadline for States to Decide on Obamacare Exchanges

Tomorrow is an important day for Obamacare. It’s the deadline for states to declare their intentions about setting up their own health insurance exchanges for residents to purchase insurance under the new regime. If a state does not set up an exchange, the federal government will come in and set it up, according to the law. So far, 22 states have said they are not going to set up state exchanges. Only six states have... Read more →


Catholic Star Herald - High school honors friends and alumni

Gloucester Catholic High School students provide the music at the annual Communion breakfast Nov. 18 sponsored by the Alumni Association. Alumni and friends of Gloucester Catholic High School were honored Nov. 18 during the high school Alumni Association’s Annual Communion Breakfast, in Msgr. Lucitt Hall. The honorees were Dennis Barth, Class of 1980, former head baseball coach; Mary Kelly, teacher; Dan Spencer, class of 1978, councilman and of Camden County Health Services; and Sally Gorman,... Read more →


Hutchinson, McGlinchey Recognized As Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area

PHILADELPHIA – Wendy Hutchinson has been named Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women's Cross Country Performer of the Year, it was announced today in voting conducted by the sports information offices of the 28 institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Hutchinson graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and international studies, posting a 3.80 GPA as an undergraduate. She has since begun pursuing an MBA in management/finance, carrying a 4.0 GPA through her tenure as a... Read more →


Football players continue with relief efforts in New Jersey

Ewing, NJ … Outdoor holiday lights mean a little more this year than in seasons’ past. While they are symbolic of celebration and festivity throughout the country, they are also an indication of something even more essential in the state of New Jersey – power. It has been six weeks since Hurricane Sandy touched ground and ravaged communities in the tri-state area. Normalcy has been restored for most New Jersey residents, but for many, the... Read more →


OBITUARY: John P. Rumbol, age 76, of Gloucester City | cnbnews

On December 10, 2012. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Cramer Hill Section of Camden. Loving husband of 29 years to the late Emily Elizabeth (nee Beach). Beloved father of Doris M. Brown (Joseph) and Diane E. Johnson (Lawrence). Dear Brother-In-Law of Frances Norman and Olive Rumbol. Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth Rumbol, John Brown, Joseph Brown, Joshua Brown, Lawrence Johnson and Sharon Johnson. Loving great-grandfather of Sapphire Brown. John worked for many years as... Read more →


OBITUARY: Mary F. Edwards, age 78, of Sicklerville | cnbnews.net

On December 9, 2012. Age 78. (nee Kilson) Of Sicklerville. Loving mother of Rita H. Anthony. Cherished grandmother of Franklin Holloway, Jr. Dear sister of Dolores Searles. Beloved aunt of Andrea Harper and Barbara Irvin. Mary worked over 20 years as a nurse for Ancora Psychiatric Hospital. At the request of family, cremation will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Mary F. Edwards. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries... Read more →


OBITUARY: ANITA J. MCNUTT, 78 OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS | cnbnews.net

Anita J. McNutt, (nee Dare ) age 78, of Woodbury Heights on December 11, 2012 at home surrounded by family. LEGACY A strong and loving lady, devoted to her family and her faith leaves behind a legacy of love and fond memories. Anita was a classy and dignified hard worker who dedicated over 50 years to the NJ Department of Motor Vehicles. Her true passion was cheering on and supporting her grandchildren and great grandchildren... Read more →


Sheetz Named One of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for 11th Year in a Row

PR Newswire Association LLC. December 7, 2012, 2:38:00 PM EST ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, Inc., announced today it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for the eleventh year in a row. Ranked number 16 this year, the convenience restaurant chain is the only retailer to be included among 100 top companies and is one of only three businesses ever to make the list more than... Read more →


Obama Won... Don't Complain

source Project 21 December 7, 2012 by Bob Parks Obama's victory means four more years with no hope or change. When I think about what the future offers, it reminds me of the last thing I said during my closing remarks at a 2008 debate for state representative in Massachusetts. I said: "If you like the way things are, vote for the incumbent... and don't complain." Liberals, you got what you wanted — and there's... Read more →


Wall of Heroes: Sgt. Garry W. Hermanson | NJ.com

Sgt. Garry W. Hermanson was a member of the 56TH Special Operations Wing, United States Air Force. He was stationed in Nakhom Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand. Hermanson was born in Vineland, where he graduated high school, but was living in Newfield when he joined the Air Force. On Jan.4, 1975, Hermanson was killed as a result of a helicopter crash in which all four crewmen perished. Hermanson left a wife, Sonyata,... Read more →


Letters: Americans for Prosperity Proud of Success in Michigan and Elsewhere

Dear Friends, Just got off the phone with our Michigan state director, Scott Hagerstrom, and I had to tell you what’s been going on in Lansing, Michigan, for the last few days. Both houses of the Michigan legislature have passed final versions of right-to-work bills—meaning that, if you want a certain job, you don’t have to join the union if you don’t want to. The bills are heading to the desk of Michigan Governor Rick... Read more →


Fire Damages Two Businesses And Heavily Damages A Third

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ-On 12-10-2012 at approximately 7:59 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department's Dispatch Center received a report of smoke coming from one of the store fronts in the Church Street Plaza located at 508 E. Church Street. Arriving officers observed a heavy smoke condition eminating from the Changez Hair Salon and began to evacuate the surrounding businesses in the plaza. Fire personnel from the Blackwood, Chews Landing, Glendora, Pine Hill, Deptford, and Audubon Fire... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines for Dec. 13 issue

Olympian Oscar Moore Encourages Runners Of Gloucester Catholic Cross Country Team An Interview With Santa Claus At The Gloucester City Christmas Celebration Gloucester City News Tackles New Technology Bellmawr Borough Begins Christmas Festivities In The “Fog” Related articles 7th Annual Ross-Kupcha "Run for the Fields" Patricia A. Sterner, of Brooklawn, GCHS Alumnus Class of '62 /cnbnews.net Kathleen T. O'Donnell, age 79, of Gloucester City; Active Volunteer for Pony Tail League, LL Ladies Auxiliary Read more →


Tregear Takes Seat on Bellmawr Borough Council

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News After a month of decision-making, and following an unofficial ceremony held earlier this month, Joshua Tregear was officially sworn-in as the newest Bellmawr Councilman at their recent meeting. He was selected by his Council colleagues, from a list of three potential candidates. The other two entries made by the Camden Cou-nty Democratic Committee were Timothy Baldwin and Raymond Staczyk. As reported in a previous article, Councilman Tregear has assumed... Read more →


Patricia A. Sterner, of Brooklawn, GCHS Alumnus Class of '62 /cnbnews.net

On December 8, 2012. Surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Age 67. (nee Willard) Of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted wife of 43 years to Edward J. Sterner, Jr. Loving mother of Nicole Shapley (Kevin) and Michael Sterner. Cherished grandmother of Katelyn, Jacob, Kamryn and Samantha. Beloved daughter of Helen Willard (nee Fish) and the late Franklin Willard. Dear sister of Raymond Willard (Neimy) and Marie Murphy (Michael).Also survived by... Read more →


Pa. Industrial Firefighter Dies During Training

FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS CREATED: DECEMBER 10, 2012 Firefighter Michael Martin, 51, was stricken while in SCBA training recently. An industrial firefighter collapsed and died recently while participating in a first responder class in Pennsylvania. During the SCBA scenario in late November, Michael Martin, 51, fell ill. The instructor at the Luzerne County Community College Public Training Institute initiated CPR. An ambulance transported Martin to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Martin was... Read more →


A Pearl Harbor Survivor with a Penchant for Disaster Relief | cnbnews.net

source Red Cross December 8, 2012 by Adrian Brune, photo by Jeramie Williams Looking out over the setting sun on Beech Street in the Rockaways, Dorinda Nicholson estimated the distance from where she stood to the Hurricane Sandy disaster zone measured about the same as her childhood home to the Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii. On the morning of December 7, 1941, Nicholson, then a first grader at Sacred Hearts Convent School on Oahu,... Read more →


Quarterback Griffin hurt in Redskins win

WASHINGTON (AFP) December 10, 2012 1:06:18 AM EST Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III (2nd R) looks to pass during their game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 9. "I got outside and turned inside, and once I turned inside, I said 'Oh lord, here we go,' and got down. It was a pretty painful experience, but I will be all right," Griffin said. The Baltimore Ravens knocked Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III... Read more →


La Salle Lacrosse Captains Named For 2013 Season

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle University Head Lacrosse Coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell has announced that seniors Lauren McDermott (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn), Melanie Sarcinello (Newtown Square, Pa./Marple Newtown) and Ryan Yankowich (Norristown, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) will serve as team captains for the 2013 season. "I'm excited to announce this year’s captains," Taglianetti Bossell said. "They each possess different qualities and leadership styles, but they all share a common goal and will to win. Sarcinello, a senior midfielder is... Read more →


La Salle Baseball Signs Three to National Letters | cnbnews.net

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle head baseball coach Mike Lake has announced the signing of three standout players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period for the 2013-14 academic year. Nick Tierno Voorhees, N.J. (Eastern) IF/C – 5-9, 170 – L/R Three-year varsity baseball letter winner at Eastern with the ability to play all over the diamond…three-time first team all-conference selection, twice as a second baseman, once as a catcher…twice named first team... Read more →


LaSalle Signs Four to National Letters of Intent | cnbnews

December 7, 2012 PHILADELPHIA - La Salle Women's Basketball Head Coach Jeff Williams has announced the signing of four to the Class of 2017. Included in this signing class are three Philadelphia-area student-athletes and one hailing from New York City. The Explorers will welcome Deja Bullock (Magnolia, N.J./Triton), Micahya Owens (Willingboro, N.J./Willingboro), Lisa Mintzer (Havertown, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) and Jasmine Alston (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin). Bullock, a 6-0 power forward, averaged 11.5 points, 14.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks,... Read more →


Manziel wins coveted US college football award

NEW YORK (AFP) December 8, 2012, 9:48:37 PM EST Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel becomes the first freshman to win US college football's prized Heisman Trophy. The first-year signal-caller broke the Southeast Conference record for total offense by passing for 3,419 yards and rushing for 1,181 more while totaling 43 touchdowns -- 24 of them through the air. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win US college football's... Read more →


NFL Cowboys' Brown dies in car crash, teammate arrested

DALLAS, Texas (AFP) December 8, 2012, 6:33:01 PM EST Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP/File NFL player Josh Brent, pictured here in 2010, was arrested early Saturday on drunk driving manslaughter charges in connection with a single-vehicle smash that killed Dallas Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown. NFL player Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday on drunk driving manslaughter charges in connection with a single-vehicle smash that killed Dallas Cowboys reserve Jerry Brown. According to police in the Dallas suburb... Read more →


DJ Pauly D Set to Get 'Pumped' This New Year's Eve | cnbnews

Casino logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort in Celebration of His Extended Residency at Atlantic City's Hottest Nightclub PR Newswire Association LLC. December 4, 2012 4:59:00 PM EST ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated as one of the hottest nightlife venues in the nation, Atlantic City's own Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort, officially announced today, the extension of DJ Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio as its... Read more →


73% of New Jobs Created in Last 5 Months Are in Government | CNS News

CNSNews.com) - Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments. By November, according to data BLS released today, the total number of people employed had... Read more →


Face of Defense: Guardsman Selected for West Point

By Army 1st Lt. Avery P. Schneider 12th Public Affairs Detachment CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, Dec. 5, 2012 – New York Army National Guardsman Spc. Erin Colburn has been selected for admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Army Spc. Erin Colburn, an intelligence analyst with the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, receives a letter of conditional acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.,... Read more →


HHS Mandate Takes a Hit

December 6, 2012 Bill Donohue spokesman for the Catholic League comments on yesterday’s U.S. District Court ruling which allows the Archdiocese of New York to proceed with its lawsuit against the Health and Human Services (HHS) abortifacient mandate: Not only did the Obama administration lose, it got a well deserved lecture from the bench: it was taken to task for misrepresenting the current burdens that the HHS mandate has placed on the New York Archdiocese.... Read more →