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January 2013

Raising Money for 40 Different Charities Including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hope for Charities has a sports and entertainment memorabilia online auction starting January 25th that provides charities/organizations with a "0 risk / all reward" way to raise money. On line sports memorabilia auction to raise money for charities. There are over 40 charities/organizations that Hope for Charities is raising money for including: Ottis Anderson foundation, Right Field Charities, #forNico, Hanks YANKS, Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, David Cone Foundation, Don Larsen foundation, Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, The Fergie Jenkins Foundation, Knights of Columbus & many others. Some of the items being auctioned... Read more →

American Legion Against Obama's Immigration Proposal | cnbnews.net

source AMERICAN LEGION "A bad sequel" is how American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz described President Obama’s proposal to grant amnesty to people who are in the United States illegally. "Whether it’s called ‘Pathway to Citizenship’ or some other euphemism, it’s still amnesty," Koutz said. "It didn’t work when President Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and it will be even more disastrous if we repeat that mistake again." Reagan’s attorney general, Ed Meese, has since repudiated the 1986 amnesty. "After a six-month slowdown that followed the passage of the legislation, illegal immigration returned to... Read more →

Students From 24 Local Schools Honored for Helping to Provide Hunger Relief

JANUARY 30 2013 Trenton, NJ – Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today honored the spirit and commitment of students throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties whose collective efforts garnered 68,000 pounds of food products for local residents in need, especially those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The food drive was part of The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties “Holiday Hunger Challenge” initiative. “In the midst of incredible devastation from Superstorm Sandy, these students stepped forward in the face of tragedy and became leaders,” said Acting Governor Guadagno, during the Foodbank’s 6th Annual “Holiday Hunger Challenge” award ceremony. “Their selfless commitment to helping... Read more →

Attorney General Chiesa Announces Record Number of Guns Obtained Through Buyback Initiative in Mercer County

TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that more than 2,600 guns were turned in by Mercer County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held at two churches in Trenton this past Friday and Saturday. According to Chiesa, a total of 2,604 firearms – including 700 guns illegal to own because they feature unlawfully high ammunition capacities, have sawed-off barrels or are otherwise modified -- were turned in during the two-day buyback held at the Greater Mount Zion AME and Pentecostal Assembly of God churches. The number of guns obtained in the Trenton/Mercer buyback more than doubled... Read more →


• JANUARY 31 2013 The No. 25 Delaware women’s basketball team will be looking to extend their winning streak to 12 games atGeorgia State on Thursday night. After a slow start to the season mostly due to All-American Elena Delle Donnemissing six of the Blue Hens’ first seven games while recovering from Lyme Disease, Delaware has reeled off 11 consecutive victories and has a perfect 7-0 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play. The Hens are in the midst of playing four games in an eight-day stretch, but that has not slowed them down. Delle Donne has scored at least 17... Read more →

NORAD Jets Prepare to Protect Super Bowl Skies | cnbnews.net

English: OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE -- Two F-15 Eagles from the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 102nd Fighter Wing fly a combat air patrol mission over New York City in support of Operation Noble Eagle. North American Aerospace Defense Command has more than 100 ANG and Air Force Reserve fighters from 26 locations providing homeland defense, with another 100 fighters backing them up. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Bill Ramsay) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From a Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region News Release TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Jan. 28, 2013 - Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense... Read more →

Freeholder Cappelli: Williamson’s overtime claims are a slap in the face to taxpayers

Dear Neighbors, John Williamson, Camden City’s police union representative, has shown the ultimate audacity, slapping the taxpayer in the face by filing a claim to be part of a suit against Camden City for overtime pay while on union leave. For more than 10 years, Mr. Williamson has not been an active participant in policing the streets of Camden City and has solely operated as a full–time taxpayer paid union representative in the Camden City Police Department. Now in a disgraceful display of contempt for the taxpayer and his fellow officers, Mr. Williamson wants to make us believe that, while... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: $560,500 more in Grant funds for 10 County Towns

January 29, 2013--(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced that the Freeholders will consider a resolution at the next Freeholder meeting to award ten municipalities a combined $560,543 in grant funding under the US Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This funding is in addition to $356,418 allocated to eight (8) projects from FY2012 CDBG funding previously awarded in November 2012. The towns that will share the funding are Clayton, Glassboro, Swedesboro, Woodbury, Paulsboro, Westville, National Park, Pitman, Greenwich and Mantua. Freeholder Director Damminger said, “This grant funding... Read more →

Catherine "Cass" M. Farley, of Gloucester City, Battled Breast Cancer for 14 Years | cnbnews.net

Catherine "Cass" M. Farley (June 29, 1956 - January 27, 2013) Once diagnosed with breast cancer over a decade ago, Catherine "Cass" Farley never gave up. 14 years, she never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future. She grew up in Gloucester City as part of a large, extended family. Cass was a shy, sweet, artistic, and affectionate child who matured into a fabulous, beautiful and wise woman. To her numerous nieces and nephews, she was an adored playmate, matriarch, school project expert and co-conspirator. She took pride in all of their achievements and sincerely believed... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA: 9 Traffic Court Judges Indicted on Ticket Fixing Charges | cnbnews.net

JANUARY 31 2013--PHILADELPHIA - An indictment and three separate informations, unsealed today, charge nine elected judges along with three other individuals in a fraud conspiracy that involved a frequent and pervasive “ticket-fixing” at the Philadelphia Traffic Court. The defendants participated in a widespread culture of giving breaks on traffic citations to friends, family, the politically-connected, and business associates. The defendants include: • Michael J. Sullivan (sitting Judge, Traffic Court) • Michael Lowry (sitting Judge, Traffic Court) • Robert Mulgrew (former Judge, Traffic Court) • Willie Singletary (former Judge, Traffic Court) • Thomasine Tynes (former Judge, Traffic Court) • Mark A.... Read more →

Freeholder Cappelli : Camden City FOP voter disenfranchisement | cnbnews.net

Dear Neighbors, JANUARY 31 2013--Today, it was reported by the Courier-Post and filmed by Channel 6 WPVI that during the Fraternal Order of Police voting on a new agreement with Camden County, voter disenfranchisement was being used to keep police officers away from the polls. The FOP president has gone out of his way to keep his membership from fully participating by demanding that they provide two forms of identification and not allowing at least one of the officers to vote at all. In fact, I want to provide a brief example with an officer speaking in his own words... Read more →


by Slim Randles Delbert McLain came by to have coffee with us the other day. He’s our chamber of commerce, you know. And he ties fishing flies, but doesn’t fish. Delbert’s mission in life seems to be to promote our little valley into becoming so important and prosperous that we won’t want to live here anymore. But he does try hard. “Got an idea, guys,” he said. He swept his necktie out of the way so he wouldn’t accidentally butter it. “A contest.” “Like the knife-sharpening contest you thought up, Del?” “No, Doc. That didn’t pan out. See, what I’m... Read more →

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear '24/7' Policy Case

JANUARY 30, 2013--The state Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving the Ramapo Indian Hills School Board’s appeal of a ruling that struck down a policy that would bar students from participating in sports and extracurricular activities for off-campus misconduct. The Supreme Court’s denial of certification on Jan. 16 means that the earlier ruling, entered last year by the appellate court, is final. In that ruling, the appellate court found the district’s policy to be so “overbroad” that students could conceivably be disciplined for minor off-campus infractions such as littering. The case arose when the parents of a... Read more →

$350 Million in Major Improvement Work set for Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Causeway | cnbnews

English: An .svg map of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, designed for the sole purpose of showing the order of cities north to south. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Trenton, NJ – Continuing the Christie Administration’s commitment to rebuilding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James Simpson today announced that the construction phase of the $350 million Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Causeway project will soon begin to repair damage and create a safer and stronger route for residents and visitors. The 53-year-old causeway that links the mainland to Long Beach Island in... Read more →

North Wildwood Businessman Indicted on Tax Charges

PHILADELPHIA—Mark Olkowski, 62, of North Wildwood, New Jersey, a business partner in K&O Sports, was indicted today on tax charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. K&O sports, on Moyamensing Avenue, is a South Philadelphia distributor of T-shirts and other clothing items for labor unions, municipalities, and political candidates. According to the indictment, Olkowski under-reported, by approximately $250,000, K&O’s gross partnership receipts to the Internal Revenue Service on K&O’s partnership tax returns from 2006 through 2009. Olkowski also allegedly failed to report all of his “flow through” partnership income on his personal income tax returns during that same time... Read more →

AMAC: Whatever Happened to Truth?

Posted 01/25/2013 | We The People by Michael Duncan - What has happened to the truth? During what was meant to be a Senate interrogation concerning the security failure in Benghazi, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton declares, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” as she references the attack that left four American men dead – killed at the hands of terrorists. Well… I’d like to answer that question. At this point, Madam Secretary, it makes all the difference. Half-truths, cover-ups and deflections are all symptomatic of one great danger – the willful abandonment of truth. And I believe... Read more →

Give someone, some organization, etc. a Cheer/Jeer

CNBNews.net is preparing a Cheer and Jeer column for the month of January. If you know of any person, organization, event, happening, that deserves a Cheer or Jeer now is the time to speak up. Deadline is January 31st. This column is open to everyone, in every community across the world wide Internet that reads this site. Send your suggestions to cnbnews@verizon.net Related articles November 2009 Cheers and Jeers February Cheers and Jeers CNBNEWS January 2012 Cheers and Jeers Read more →


JANUARY 31, 2013-- TRENTON - The Christie Administration has approved nearly $2.2 million in grants for projects that will develop and improve passive and motorized trails across the state, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Among the passive recreational trail projects funded are a scenic CRRNJ Terminal in Liberty State Park, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty ferry slips in foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) hiking trail on Pennsauken's Petty's Island, creation of an interior trail system at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, a trails connector project linking trails and sites in Morris and Sussex counties, and... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: We Can't Help Our Own But We Send Billions to Foreign Countries!

Someone please tell me What the HECK's wrong With all the people That run this country???? Both Republicans & Democrats We're "broke" & can't help Our own Seniors,Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc. In the last years We have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , Pakistan , Lybia , Egypt and Turkey , And Japan Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! Our retired seniors living On a 'fixed income' Receive no aid Nor do they get any breaks While our government And religious organizations Pour Hundreds of Billions Of $s and Tons of Food To Foreign Countries! We have hundreds of adoptable children... Read more →

Exercises for Pain Free Hands

Posted 01/25/2013 | Health & Fitness, In The News 3 Your hands perform countless small and large tasks each day — from pouring coffee, brushing teeth, and buttoning shirts to raking leaves or kneading bread. But aching hands can transform the simplest task into a painful ordeal. Hands can hurt for a variety of reasons, from the mechanical to the neurological. Arthritis — which affects one in five American adults — and other persistent joint problems are by far the most common cause of hand pain and disability. There are many ways — including medications and surgery — to get... Read more →

Saint Teresa Regional School 8TH Grader Earns $20,000 Merit Scholarship

TO ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL Thomas Kolnik, an eighth grade student at St. Teresa Regional School has been awarded a $20,000 merit scholarship to St. Augustine Prep in Richland, NJ. “The St. Augustine Scholarship is a merit award given to incoming freshmen who have achieved academic excellence throughout their academic career and who perform well on the St. Augustine Prep Entrance & Scholarship Examination administered by the school.” Thomas is the first in the 8th grade class of 2013 to receive a scholarship this year. Twenty-two graduates from the class of 2012 earned in excess of $68,000 in scholarships... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Senior Brett Kraft To Enter US Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy Coat of Arms. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Kaitlyn Gurcik Gloucester City News Gloucester City High School Senior Brett Kraft, nominated by U.S. Congressman Robert Andrews (D-1), has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Brett is a member of the varsity soccer, swim, and track teams, as well as serving as class president for all your years. Also, he was the Prom King and King Lion. In March 2012, Brett had written his first letter to Congressman Andrews and received his candidate number in May. In October, he received the “Letter of... Read more →

Winged Foot named to host 2020 US Open

NEW YORK (AFP) January 28, 2013, 1:12:46 PM EST Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP/File A general-view of the 18th green during the final round of the 2006 US Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club on June 18, 2006 in Mamaroneck, New York. Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban Mamaroneck was named host of the 2020 US Open on Monday by the US Golf Association, marking the sixth time the club has hosted the major championship. Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban Mamaroneck was named host of the 2020 US Open on Monday by the US Golf Association, marking the sixth time... Read more →

Former Dockworker Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

January 29, 2013 NEWARK—A former International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) member was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for conspiring to extort ILA Local 1235 longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced. Edward Aulisi, 53,of Flemington, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh in Newark federal court to conspiring to extort Christmastime tributes from the ILA Local 1235 members—count three of the second superseding indictment against him. According to documents filed in this... Read more →

FBI wraps up raid at West Palm Beach office of doctor tied to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez

By Carli Teproff, Marc Caputo and Jay Weaver mcaputo@MiamiHerald.com Stringing up crime scene tape and using a locksmith, the FBI on Tuesday and Wednesday raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez — who has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.” Agents hauled away boxes and bags of evidence from the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians, to start hauling away potential evidence in several vans. On Wednesday, the FBI agents were joined... Read more →

Frank Wunsch Re-Elected Chairman of the Gloucester City Planning Board

By Linda Boker-Angelo Gloucester City News Several members of the Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board were sworn in during last week’s re-organization meeting. Board Solicitor Anthony Costa administered the Oath of Office to the following individuals: Jack Murphy (Mayor’s Designee), term expiring December 2013; Adrianne Parant, term expiring December 2013; Councilman Bruce Parry, term expiring December 2013; Frank Wunsch, term expiring December 2016; Nicholas Marchese, term expiring December 2014; Bette Wills (Alternate 2), term expiring December 2014; Terrence Carpenter (Alternate 3), term expiring December 2014; and Theodore Howarth (Alternate 4), term expiring December 2014. Not present at the meeting was Jay... Read more →

New Staff for Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office | cnbnews.net

JANUARY 28, 2013--A veteran Camden NJ police officer was sworn in Monday (1/28) as a detective in the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, and the GCPO’s Victim-Witness unit has added an experienced mental health worker, who will serve as an advisor to persons involved in adult court cases. In administering the oath of office to Det. Harry Castaner, Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton noted his service in several Camden police department units over a 16-year career. What stands out, the prosecutor said, “is that fact that he’s very people-oriented, very community-oriented. I think that’s a great philosophy to have in law enforcement.”... Read more →

Obituary: Vivian L. Burhans of Westville

Vivian passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Vivian was a resident of Westville, New Jersey at the time of her passing. She was preceded in death by her husband William. Funeral services were under the direction of the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES 171 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ. A religious service was held at the Westville Baptist Church 225 Summit Ave. Westville, NJ 08093. Interment Woodbury Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross of Gloucester County 3 Parke Place Boulevard, Sewell, NJ 08080 or Heartland Hospice 190 N. Evergreen... Read more →


New Facebook Page and Road Trip Meetings Highlight Reform Package Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly today announced a five-point Burlington County government “transparency plan” which, he said, would provide residents with easier access to meetings, budgets, and other documents, and allow more time to review upcoming agendas. In addition, said Donnelly, the County would launch a new Facebook page this week which would provide residents with real-time updates on programs and services posted on the County’s official website, and allow visitors to the page to offer constructive feedback. “Hopefully, this entrée into social media will give more residents a front row... Read more →

Mount Ephraim School Board Welcomes Superintendent Leslie Koller

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News The Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) reorganization meeting was the first for new Superintendent of Schools Leslie Koller. It was also the first meeting for new School Board members Deena Noonan and Catherine Diane Vilardo, who were sworn in by Business Administrator Melissa Raywood. The November School Election results were certified by the County Clerk and revealed the following number of votes for the three unopposed candidates: Incumbent Nicholas J. Salamone, Jr. received 922 votes, Ms. Vilardo received 947, and Ms. Noonan received 888. Board Members elected Carl Ingram as President and... Read more →

Philadelphia History: January 29, 1737 Thomas Paine’s Birthday

By Adrian Tawfik Plaque honoring Thomas Paine at 10 rue de l’Odéon, Paris The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. - Thomas Paine January 29, 1737 is Thomas Paine’s birthday and it is a good deed to remember his life and work. He was a British man who was a central character in the American and French Revolutions on the side of democracy and human rights. He supported both Native Americans and African slaves in a time where this was heresy. Perhaps, his most important contribution to modern democracy is... Read more →

Video: The Battle of Athens, Citizens Rebel Against Corrupt Political Machine | cnbnews.net

The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local corrupt political machine in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. The event is sometimes cited by firearms ownership advocates as an example of the value of the Second Amendment in combating tyranny. (link submitted by Gary Devine) . click advertisement Related articles Taking our country back at the local level: Something to think about Guns are only answer to criminal... Read more →

Philadelphia PNC Bank Robbed! Can You ID Suspect? | cnbnews.net

JANUARY 30, 2013--The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery of the PNC Bank branch located in the Mayfair section of the city at 6855 Frankford Avenue on January 29, 2013. At approximately 2:50 p.m., the subject entered the bank, waited in line, approached a teller, and made a threatening verbal demand for money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank, possibly in a white van. The subject is described as a white male in his 30s, about... Read more →

AMAC: Prepare For the Mid-Term Elections or Beware the Consequences

Posted 01/25/2013 | AMAC In Action, AMAC In The Media If Democrats win both houses of Congress in 2014, the country will take a sharp left turn toward socialism - BOHEMIA, NY, Jan 25 – “Never have mid-term elections meant so much for the future of our country than the ones coming up in 2014. If the powerful Obama political machine takes over both houses of Congress, be prepared to take a sharp left turn toward Socialism,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. He called on his organization’s membership to get involved early in... Read more →

Galloway Township Publisher Offers Reward for Information on Treats Against Former Mayor

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 10:04 AM PST Announced today on the Open Mic Show with Mike Assad, Publisher of GallowayTwpNews and former Clerk Lisa Tilton offered a $2,500 reward. The reward is being offered to the individual who comes forward within the next (60) days and provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for sending the alleged threatening letters to former Mayor Keith Hartman's family and friends. On September 13, 2011, Hartman suspended his campaign for re-election as reported in the Press of Atlantic City, citing threats that were made against him and his... Read more →

Burlington County Celebrates African-American History Month With Art Exhibits | cnbnews.net

Artwork by Lady Bird Strickland, Frandy Jean Showcased In celebration of African-American History Month, the Burlington County Freeholders are presenting two special art exhibits showcasing the work of famed local artist Lady Bird Strickland and acclaimed Haitian artist Frandy Jean. The Lady Bird Strickland exhibit will run from Feb. 1 through March 2 at the Warden’s House on High Street in Mount Holly. An opening reception has been set for Feb. 2 from 2 to 4 pm. The gallery will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from noon... Read more →

Audubon's “BIG GAME PARTY” | cnbnews.net

English: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens number one draft choice at training camp, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cheer on Audubon's own, Joe Flacco, as he and the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers SPACE IS LIMITED GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! ~ ~ ~ Sunday, February 3 5pm to end of the game The Kove, 20 West Atlantic Avenue, Audubon Tickets $20 – includes buffet dinner until 9:30pm Children 4 to 10 years old - $15 Children 3 and Under are Free Purchase Tickets at: The Kove, Audubon Hardware, Treehouse Coffee Shop, Willie the Woodsman and... Read more →

Cooper Medical School Students Hold Unique Event for Local Youth | cnbnews.net

Posted on 25 January 2013. On Monday, the fifty first-year medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) trained approximately 150 middle, high school and college students from throughout the region to become community leaders in exercise, nutrition and wellness. The event, “Healthy Habits-Healthy Community,” was a service learning project to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. CMSRU students are required to perform 40 hours of community service per year, including planning and hosting a special MLK Day of Service event. “Our students chose this project as a way to encourage the youth in the City of Camden... Read more →

FBI en Español | cnbnews.net

Spanish Language Webpage Turns 2 01/29/13 Two years ago this month, we enhanced our outreach to the Hispanic community in the U.S.—and beyond— by launching a Spanish-language webpage on www.fbi.gov. Our goal—to help educate members of the Hispanic community about the FBI’s many roles and responsibilities in fighting crime…to enlist more support in locating fugitives and gathering tips on criminal activity…and to provide valuable information on how to keep from becoming a victim of fraud or other crimes. So far, the site has been viewed more than 160,000 times. More importantly, by strategically syndicating content from the webpage to various... Read more →

South Camden Theatre Company Opens AWAKE AND SING!

Production Will Open February 15 and Run Through March 3 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and Sundays at 2p.m. CAMDEN, N.J. — January 28, 2013 — The South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre company located in Camden, New Jersey continues its eighth season titled “Home in Waterfront South” featuring a three week production of AWAKE AND SING! written by Clifford Odets and directed by Christopher ‘Jumbo’ Schimpf. AWAKE AND SING! captures the spirit of 1930s New York from the perspective of a second-generation Jewish immigrant family as they struggle for survival against the backdrop of the Great... Read more →

SUPER STORM SANDY: FEMA Approval of Nearly $10 Million for Public Assistance

JANUARY 30 2013--Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $10 million in federal funding for several Public Assistance projects for Sandy cleanup costs in Marlboro and Belmar, as well as for personnel and equipment costs incurred by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (OEM). A $2.2 million Public Assistance project (with a $1.6 million FEMA share) has been approved to reimburse the Township of Marlboro for costs incurred for the use of labor and equipment to remove debris and clear roads for emergency vehicle access. Additionally, a $5.4... Read more →

Gloucester City News January 31 Headlines

Seminars To Buy A House In Gloucester City Slated Business Groups Wants To Rebuild Gloucester City’s Commercial Base Bellmawr Borough Improves Roads, Signage Over Winter Holiday Bellmawr Man Lives Out His Dream By Training Pitchers Related articles Change on the Horizon for Post Offices in the South Jersey Area | cnbnews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS 2012 Year In Review (Part 1) Public Packs Bellmawr Borough Council Reorganization Meeting Bellmawr Fireman Accused of Stealing $37000 / Cbs3 GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP:- NJ.com Read more →

Video: Journalist Hassled by Mayor Bloomberg Because of Gun Control Question

JANUARY 28,2013--In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control. via www.breitbart.com Related articles Mayor Bloomberg: Guns for Me, Not for You NRA: SURVEY REVEALS NRA MEMBERS UNITED | cnbnews.net Video: Because of Massacre Liberals Calls for Stricter Gun Laws | cnbnews.net Booker the jewelry salesman? Mayor touts city's latest gun control initiative: bullets turned bracelets Read more →

YOUR MONEY: $704,000 for transportation and safety projects in Camden County

JANUARY 28,,2013 (Trenton) – The Christie Administration today announced four Local Aid grants totaling $704,000 for three Camden County municipalities. The grants include Safe Routes to School grants for safety improvement projects in Haddonfield, Lindenwold and Voorhees. The Camden County grants are among 35 Local Aid grants totaling nearly $6.8 million supporting local road and safety projects. The entire package includes ten state-funded Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) grants totaling $1.1 million for emergency road repairs and 25 federally funded Safe Routes to School grants totaling $5.7 million for sidewalk, intersection, crosswalk and other improvements to help children remain safe... Read more →

Preaching to the Choir on Housing by Nicole Gelinas - City Journal

28 January 2013 At last Thursday night’s mayoral debate on housing policy at an East New York church, Joseph Lhota, the Republican newcomer to the race, distinguished himself by being quiet. The housing forum showed how hard it is to run for mayor by talking to everyone, and how politically brave one has to be to try. The hosts and the questioners accepted as fact that New York faces an affordable-housing crisis and that it’s the city’s job to fix it. Everyone who spoke wanted the city to build or “preserve” city-controlled housing—whether private, rent-regulated buildings or public units. The... Read more →

OBITUARY: Theodore E. (Pudd) Pearce, age 69, of Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

PEARCE Theodore E. (Pudd) On January 22, 2013, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 69. He was the beloved son of the late Leo and Doris Pearce and dear brother of Leo, Edward (Pam) and Dennis Pearce, Dianne Panagos (Jim) and the late John and Deborah Pearce. He will also be missed by his good friend Tom Carlin. Mr. Pearce was a self employed painter and handyman. He was also an avid fisherman. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ Read more →

Boehner:Will Senate Democrats Ever Pass a Budget?

align="left">JANUARY 27, 2013 This infographic highlights some of the things you could do in the nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget. For example, you could take 179 round trips to the moon … or construct the entire Keystone XL pipeline (twice). With a national debt of more than $16 trillion – $53,000 for every American – Washington needs to spend less, not take more from families and small businesses. That starts with passing a budget. To spur Senate Democrats into action, the House of Representatives passed the No Budget, No Pay Act. And it’s having an... Read more →


January 28, 2013 (TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today encouraged organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the Department’s Summer Food Service Program. Begun in 1976 as an outgrowth of the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program is designed to reach those who are age 18 or younger in economically disadvantaged areas. It also is open to people over 18 who are mentally or physically handicapped and who participate in public or nonprofit private programs established for the disabled. The federally-funded program reimburses... Read more →

Democrats may stand in Obama’s way on gun measures

Political Thrill AP Staff Writer The Associated Press As the Senate prepares to begin debating new gun control measures, some of President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact the most sweeping limits on weapons in decades. These Democrats from largely rural states with strong gun cultures view Obama’s proposals warily and have not committed to supporting them. The lawmakers’ concerns could stand in the way of strong legislation before a single Republican gets a chance to vote “no.” “There’s a core group of Democratic senators, most but not all from the West, who represent... Read more →

DeWitt, TCNJ baseball make $8,000 donation to Red Cross Jersey Coast

Ewing, NJ … On the morning of November 1st, The College of New Jersey head baseball coach Dean Glus received an email from one of his ballplayers. Sophomore Jacob DeWitt (Florence, NJ/Florence Twp.) drafted a lengthy correspondence that began like this. Coach, Last night I couldn't sleep after seeing all the pictures from the beach towns affected by the hurricane, so I kept thinking about what I could do, what we could do, to help make a difference. I had the idea that we sell wristbands that say "We Are Jersey Strong" for $5. It went on to say …... Read more →