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February 2013

Seeing Eye Graduate Honored by Queen of England for Service to Community

Just this past September, Seeing Eye graduate Jerry Smith was honored with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to his community. Smith has had Seeing Eye dogs since 1971. His current and sixth Seeing Eye dog is Apex, a golden retriever. The jubilee medal is an honor that has only been... Read more →

Verizon FiOS1 in NJ to Air High School Winter Playoff Games

Coverage Includes Basketball, Wrestling and, for the First Time, Hockey February 27, 2013 NEWARK, N.J. – Fans of New Jersey high school sports will be able to watch the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association state boys and girls Tournament of Champions in basketball, wrestling -- and for the first time, the state hockey championships... Read more →

OBITUARY: Doris Mae Ford, age 64, of Gloucester City

FORD Doris Mae On February 26, 2013. Age 64. Of Gloucester City. Cherished daughter of the late Howard Martin Ford and Josephine C. Ford (nee Farally). Beloved sister of Judith Ann Ford. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, March 7th, from 1 to 3 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851... Read more →

OBITUARY: Malina Dorothy Dodge age 91 of West Deptford

DODGE Malina Dorothy On February 27, 2013. Age 91. Of West Deptford. (nee Shahinian). Beloved wife of the late John J. Dodge. Loving mother of Gregory S. Woodhouse. Cherished grandmother of Gregg Woodhouse, Tara Lyons and Kelly Woodhouse. Cherished great grandmother of Camryn. Dear sister of Alice Bue and George Shahinian. At Malina’s request, funeral... Read more →

Gloucester City Board of Education Says School Choice Idea has Been Dropped...For Now

photo by Anne Forline Quality Students - The student representatives smile after giving reports about their schools during the recent Gloucester City Board of Education meeting. The students are, from left: Mary Ethel Costello's Sophia Harley, Cold Springs School's Riley Marcheski, and Gloucester High's Stephaine Kauffman. By Anne Forline Gloucester City News During the recent... Read more →


New Orleans (Feb. 27, 2013) – The Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 women’s lung cancer research grant to the Tulane Cancer Center. Annually, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund supports a cancer research based grant in the... Read more →

Sovereign Bank Woodlynne Branch Robbed /cnbnews

WOODLYNNE NJ--February 27, 2013 The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subjects responsible for today’s armed robbery of the Sovereign Bank branch located at 2400 Mount Ephraim Avenue in Woodlynne, New Jersey. At approximately 10:20 a.m., the subjects entered the bank, confronted a teller... Read more →

Seasonal Alcoholic Beverage Licenses can Begin Serving March 1

Trenton, NJ – Taking action to support shore businesses as they make preparations for the 2013 tourism season, Governor Chris Christie today signed Executive Order No. 126 allowing seasonal alcoholic beverage licensees to begin serving alcohol on March 1, two months ahead of the traditional allowance of May 1. “Some of the most adverse effects... Read more →

OBITUARY--Patricia Lynn Kaysar, age 51, formerly of South Amboy

KAYSAR Patricia Lynn On February 24, 2013. Age 51. Formerly of South Amboy. Burial will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Patricia Lynn Kaysar. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City.Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Weapon of Mass Deception Courthouse Bomber Receives 55-Year Sentence

An FBI agent at the scene of the 2008 bombing of a federal courthouse in San Diego. Weapon of Mass Deception Courthouse Bomber Receives 55-Year Sentence 02/26/13 When the bomb went off in the middle of the night at the San Diego federal courthouse in May 2008, the message seemed clear: This was an act... Read more →

Sunoco Train Problem Discussed at Westville Council Meeting | cnbnews.net

WESTVILLE NJ--North bound traffic stopped on Crown Point Road (Rt. 130) waiting for train to pass traveling into Sunoco property. photo credit cnbnews.net By Sara Martino Gloucester City News The subject of delays in vehicle traffic caused by the crossing of Conrail trains was brought up again by residents who attended the February 13 meeting... Read more →

South Carolina Man Charged with Threatening the President of the United States

FBI PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 28, 2013 ATLANTA—Patrick Randell McIntosh, 28, of Charleston, South Carolina, was arraigned today before United States Judge Linda T. Walker, on charges of possessing three firearms and ammunition while under indictment for a felony and for threatening the life of the president of the United States on Facebook. “McIntosh is charged... Read more →

Top UK Catholic quits after sexual advances claims

LONDON (AFP) February 25, 2013, 11:35:52 AM EST Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/File Cardinal Keith O'Brien pictured at St Peter's Square in Vatican City in 2005. Cardinal O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, resigned with immediate effect as head of the Catholic Church in Scotland on Monday in the wake of claims that he made sexual advances... Read more →

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Agreement with CVS

Addressing Errors That Led to Prescriptions Being Filled With the Wrong Pills at Five New Jersey Pharmacies Assurance of Voluntary Compliance February 25, 2013 NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced an agreement with CVS-Caremark, resolving incidents at five separate CVS pharmacies in Camden, Morris... Read more →

Leatherback Sea Turtle in Danger of Extinction | cnbnews

English: Leatherback sea turtle with head above water (Dermochelys coriacea) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Released: 2/26/2013 1:50 PM EST Source Newsroom: University of Alabama at Birmingham more news from this source Newswise — An international team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has documented a 78 percent decline in the number of nests... Read more →

Dance Moms a Favorite Among Dancers

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News BELLMAWR NJ--The Pittsburgh, PA-based reality television show “Dance Moms” debuted in 2011 on the Lifetime photo Courtesy of Erin Little and Gretchen Aulenbach. Star Struck - Talented local dancers, Erin Little and Gretchen Aulenbach, pose with Cathy Nesbitt-Stein of the TV-show "Dance Moms" following their "Weird Science" performance in... Read more →

Drug Dealers Arrested and Fives Ounces of Cocaine Recovered

FEBRUARY 26, 2013--The Gloucester Township Police Department Special Investigations Unit recently concluded a thorough investigation into the sale of Controlled Dangerous Substances in Gloucester Township. This is a continued effort in addressing the national problem of drug abuse. The Gloucester Township Police Department has implemented a number of initiatives and programs to combat this growing... Read more →

Burlington County Sheriff To Host Senior Citizen’s Police Academy

Free Classes Begin March 14th The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Medford Township Police Department will hold its annual Senior Citizens Police Academy on six consecutive Thursdays beginning March 14th and running through April 18th. The program, which focuses on safety issues important to seniors, is free of charge. Those interested in... Read more →

Ducks Softball Picked to Finish Fourth in Empire 8

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (February 27, 2013) – The Empire 8 Conference released its Preseason Coaches’ Poll earlier this month and the Stevens Institute Technology softball team was voted to finish the season fourth out of the eight-team conference. In 2012, Stevens wrapped up the season with a 17-24 overall record and a 7-5 mark within the... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Wide power outage in Deptford and Runnemede

BREAKING NEWS Sitting in the Deptford Pizzeria UNOs for a late dinner on Wednesday Night (great gluten free pizza!), and the power went out. Everywhere we could see. The hotels next door. Up the road. And not just a blip, but we were there a good 20 minutes in the dark before putting together the... Read more →

Burlington County Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Defrauding Charity

TRENTON, N.J. – The director of operations at a warehouse for a non-profit organization was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for defrauding the charity of $101,927, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Sean J. Smith, 38, of Mount Holly, N.J., pleaded guilty Nov. 15, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to... Read more →

Alleged Child Predator Arrested in Montgomery County

Office of Attorney General arrests Montgomery County man accused of transmitting nude webcam video to undercover Child Predator Unit agent Harrisburg, PA - The Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Unit arrested a Montgomery County, PA man accused of using the Internet to sexually proposition what he believed was a 13-year-old girl. The "girl" was... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: “The Duchess and the Truck Driver” | cnbnews.net

BY Slim Randles CNBNews.net The weather warmed up the other day. On the weekend, where it would do the most good. And Dud Campbell dressed warmly and went out for a walk. His eyes saw our town, the old, dead, brick drugstore on the corner with the clock that hadn’t worked since the invention of... Read more →

Sensational Frosh Maggie McIntyre Makes History

February 19, 2013 GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HS NEWS--While the Lady Rams basketball team ran into some tough competition at the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament at Eastern last weekend, GCHS' Maggie McIntyre was busy making history. Maggie became the first freshman in history to win the 3-Point Shootout Campaign on Sunday, when she prevailed over her... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY NJ --(February 27, 2013)Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson reported two apparently unrelated homicides in Camden Tuesday night. The first was reported about 7 p.m. on the 1200 block of Octagon Road. The victim, Sherron Coleman, M/19, of Camden, was found shot multiple times on the street.... Read more →

Upcoming School Budget Topic at Mt. Ephraim School Board Meeting

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News During February’s Mount Ephraim Board of Education meeting, led by new Board President Carl Ingram, members reviewed the 2013-14 draft budget and will vote on it at next month’s meeting. The budget includes the creation of a third kindergarten class due to increased enrollment, which is expected to... Read more →

Wilmington University to Host Sam Cozen Small College Basketball All-Star Games

DATE: February 26, 2013 NEWARK, Del. - - In conjunction with the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association, Wilmington University will once again play host to the Sam Cozen Small College Basketball Games this year on March 23 at the new home of the Wildcats and the WU Athletics Complex. This year the Philadelphia Area... Read more →

Farrakhan Reaching Out to Gang Leaders to Protect Nation of Islam

Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam, has made several remarks that the Anti-Defamation League and others considered anti-semitic (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told thousands of followers Sunday he was planning to reach out to gang leaders to help "protect" the Nation of Islam. That came at... Read more →

Burlington County Is Looking For Business Partners For Logo Contest

By Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly Bolstering our Burlington County business community has been and will continue to be a major focus of County government. This will be evident in the coming weeks, as we partner with business organizations countywide on a “buy local” campaign to encourage residents to spend their consumer dollars in their own... Read more →

Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Gathers in Washington

February 25, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered with sportsmen-industry leaders at a GSC reception on Saturday in Washington, DC. The bipartisan GSC is a group of 22 governors committed to protecting and advancing hunting, recreational fishing and shooting and trapping. The eight governors in attendance voiced their commitment... Read more →

State Police and Partners Arrest Four in Bust of Newark Heroin Mill | cnbnews

Click images for larger view Newark, N.J. - State Police detectives, along with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Newark Police Department, arrested three men and one woman on Friday, February 22, for operating a heroin production facility in an Astor St. basement apartment. One vehicle and two homes were searched, yielding more than... Read more →

CNBNEWS Op-Ed: Pope Resigning Is Miracle For Church

RELATED FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND (cnbnews.net)Thank God for small miracles. Or, in this case, huge ones. The decision of Pope Benedict XVI to step down --- the first resignation in 600 years and only the fourth in history --- has given the Catholic Church an unprecedented opportunity to save itself. And since the eleventh... Read more →

Just Sayin': Happy Hour | cnbnews.net

by Dawn Watson cnbnews.net I think every doctor’s office should offer Happy Hour. When I go to my local pub, a small place on Jersey Avenue, within walking distance of my home, thanks for asking, I’m greeted cheerfully (by name) and my beverage of choice suddenly appears, glistening at my place at the bar. For... Read more →

Video: PHS Exhibit at Philadelphia Flower Show will Feature Lush Living Wall

For the 2013 Flower Show—which opens on March 2—PHS will once again mount an exhibit. Entitled “PHS@185,” the PHS Exhibit at the heart of the Flower Show floor will celebrate the organization’s mission since 1827 through inspiring 21st-century designs. A vertical garden of kale and collards in various hues will exemplify how urban gardeners can... Read more →

New Jersey to Receive $714,000 for Anti-Pollution Programs

Trenton, NJ – Reinforcing the Christie Administration’s commitment to fighting aging western coal plants whose dirty emissions foul New Jersey air, Governor Chris Christie, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced today a settlement that will result in cleaner air for New Jersey plus the receipt of... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY NJ. February 28,2013 The Gloucester City Police Department is currently seeking to identify the driver of a black car that struck the school crossing guard at Market and Joy street yesterday morning 2/27/13 at approximately 7:45 am. The crossing guard was assisting a truck driver with directions when a vehicle passed the truck... Read more →

Madison Doctor and Pharmacist Indicted for Conspiring to Prescribe and Dispense Oxycontin

to People with No Valid Medical Need for the Highly Addictive Painkiller View Indictment TRENTON - Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a medical doctor who is a former borough councilman in Madison, N.J., and a pharmacist who operated out of a local pharmacy were indicted today on charges they conspired to illegally distribute... Read more →

Man Calls 9-1-1 And Assaults Four GTPD Officers

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On February 24, 2013 at approximately 7:58 PM, the Gloucester Township Police received a 9-1-1 phone call from a person described as a disoriented male requesting help. GTPD officer responded and arrived on location to a town home in the LaCascata housing development. The officers were met by the adult male... Read more →

The Seeing Eye 5th Annual Online Auction

As part of our 5th Annual online auction, we are giving select companies the opportunity to sponsor the event or donate items. In return, your brand and products/services will receive greater visibility among more than 50,000 engaged Seeing Eye supporters, plus thousands more through BiddingForGood.com and our social media fans. Your participation in our 2013... Read more →



What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

by Joaquin Sapien ProPublica, Feb. 25, 2013, 1:07 p.m. President Obama has directed the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence as part of his legislative package on gun control. The CDC hasn't pursued this kind of research since 1996 when the National Rifle Association lobbied Congress to cut funding for it, arguing that... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: 2012 Skillful Angler Awards Program

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced the winners of the 2012 Skillful Angler Awards Program. The program honors anglers who catch both freshwater and marine fish that are not quite record size, but are large enough to have tested the angler's skill and be worthy of recognition. The Skillful Angler program highlights... Read more →

GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS February 28 Headlines

Gloucester City Fire Firefighter Charged With Theft Of $7,300 Gloucester City High Students Are Moved By Powerful Presentation Massive Highway Project For Routes 295/42/676 Will Take Eight Years Gloucester City Planning Board Okays Addition Extension, Pending Mold Inspection Early Deadline For St. Patrick’s Day Edition Related articles REMEMBER WHEN? Gloucester City UEZ Announces Advertising Promotion... Read more →

La Salle Field Hockey Signs Four To National Letters Of Intent

PHILADELPHIA - Four student-athletes—Rachel Hartman (Oley, Pa. / Oley Valley), Abbey Lawrence (Edgewater, Md. / South River), Gina Smith (Hammonton, N.J. / St. Joseph’s), Devin Muracco (Washington Twp., N.J. / Washington Twp.) —have signed National Letters of Intent to play field hockey at La Salle University, head coach Michelle Marks announced today. “As a coaching... Read more →

Camden County Freeholder Board Weekly Update released Feb. 26

A Hero’s Welcome On Sunday, the Camden County Board of Freeholders was proud to welcome home 1st Lieutenant Frank C. Broomell upon his return from his second consecutive seven-month deployment in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, and to thank him for his service. “This young man’s dedication to our country serves as an example to us all,”... Read more →

Hillary Clinton PAC Staffs Up

Official portrait of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The "Ready for Hillary" political action committee, founded late last month in support of Secretary Hillary Clinton's possible bid for the presidency in 2016, has made its first major hire and is gearing up to expand further, a source familiar with the group... Read more →


FLEMINGTON, NJ (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | Sophomore first baseman ALEX WEINSTEIN(Colonia, NJ/JFK-Iselin) and senior center fielder MICHAEL PATTERSON (Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway) became the first players inNew Jersey City University to hit grand slams in the same inning and the tandem combined for 10 RBIs as NJCU scored nine runs in the fifth inning to overcome an 11-7 deficit... Read more →

10 Women’s Soccer Student-Athletes to Begin Play in Fall 2013 for Wilmington

NEWARK, Del. - - On the heels of capturing its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship and appearing in its first NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament this past fall, the Wilmington University women’s soccer program is quickly reaping the postseason success as head coach Josh Ruggiero announces the signings of 10 student-athletes to... Read more →

Statement from Governor Chris Christie on Signing of Internet Gaming Bill

Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie released the following statement today upon signing into law the Internet gaming bill: “I am pleased to say that today I signed New Jersey’s Internet Gaming Bill, opening the way for new opportunity to bolster our efforts to continue the revival of Atlantic City, its casinos and entertainment offerings.... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim School District March Reminders

February 25, 2013 Mt. Ephraim Public School MARCH REMINDERS: 1st - Interim Notices Issued/Read Across America 4th – B.O.E. Meeting 7:30 PM Kershaw Media Center 19th – PTO Meeting 7 pm MB Media Center 25th – Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget 7:30 pm RWK Media Center 28th – Spring Recess Begins 12:30 dismissal School... Read more →