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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 given out 3 other times since 1953, the year of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Smith was nominated by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Smith is... 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 – exclusively on FiOS1 on Verizon’s FiOS TV service. Through Verizon’s partnership with the Star Ledger/NJ.com, FiOS1 Channel 1 will air more than 30 high school playoff and championship games,... 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 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service will begin at 3 PM in the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Doris Mae Ford.... 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 services will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Malina D. Dodge. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street,... 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 Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) meeting, resident Vanessa Courant asked for a status regarding the district’s position on school choice. School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty answered, “The district is not... Read more →


TULANE CANCER CENTER RECEIVES $100K GRANT FROM THE KAY YOW CANCER FUND

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 host city of the NCAA Women’s Final Four. The $100,000 grant will be awarded to the Tulane Cancer Center to continue research on the impact of mobile elements on genetic... 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 in the lobby, and displayed a firearm. They followed the teller to the counter. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subjects fled the area of the bank, apparently... 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 in terms of lost commerce and economic activity from Superstorm Sandy were on our shore businesses that rely on seasonal alcoholic beverage licenses. These small businesses were unable to remain... 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 of terror—or possibly revenge. At the time, no one would have guessed that the real motive was all about money. The strange case of the courthouse bombing came to a... 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 of Westville Borough Council. Ever since the shipment of natural gas by-products began to be moved into the idle Sunoco property in West Deptford, motorists have been held up 20... 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 with making violent and disturbing threats online and via e-mail to several people, including a threat to the life of the president of the United States,” said United States Attorney... 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 towards priests. 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... 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 and Union counties. The pharmacies mistakenly commingled various types of pills that had very different medical effects. As a result of those mistakes, some patients received pill bottles containing the... 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 of the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) at the turtle’s last stronghold in the Pacific Ocean. The study, published online today in the Ecological Society of America’s scientific... 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 the On Stage America Dance Competition. Network. The show is quite popular, draws millions of viewers each week, and focuses on dance coach Abby-Lee Miller, the young dancers she trains,... 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 problem. During the months of January and February, a local drug dealer was the focus of a prolonged police investigation. Alabdulal Williams, a 40 year old male from Blackwood, was... 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 attending should call the Sheriff’s Community Services Unit at (609) 265-3788. “Senior citizens will gain a wealth of information and knowledge on how they can better protect themselves from violence,... 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 Empire 8. Ithaca College was chosen to claim its ninth conference title and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the 26th time. Ithaca received sixth of eight first place votes... 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 money we needed to get out even while the cash registers were down. I've never really experienced an outage like this on a clear day. Hopefully this is not 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 an Information charging him with one count of mail fraud. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court. According to the documents filed in this case and statements... 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 actually an undercover Child Predator Unit agent, who was using the online profile of a young teen. The defendant is identified as Matthew Donohoe, 30, 1380 Fairgrounds Road, Apt. 3,... 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 daylight savings time, and the spread white fields and frozen trees. But his mind was in Europe, but there at the base of the big hill where the duchess’s castle... 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 competition in the Final Four. Overall, Maggie beat out 167 of South Jersey's top shooters, and was awarded the title at halftime of Sunday's SJIBT Championship game between Rancocas Valley... Read more →


TWO HOMICIDES IN. CAMDEN TUESDAY NIGHT

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. He was pronounced dead shortly after. The second killing was reported about 10 p.m. at 27th Street and Arthur Avenue. Anibal Torres was found shot multiple times in the driver’s... 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 rise even higher over the summer. Although the full-day program has attracted school choice parents from districts that only offer half-day kindergarten, School Board members said the third class would... 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 Small College Coaches Association will host three All-Star Games for local student-athletes to either showcase their talent for the last time, or for the first time in front of coaches... 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 the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day convention. Farrakhan, 79, renewed the call for African Americans to pool money and buy as much land as possible, in order to "control... 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 downtown areas. That said, today I am seeking business partners to work with us on another initiative – one that will showcase Burlington County’s historic, environmental, and of course, economic... 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 to the outdoor traditions that the GSC works to protect and recalled many personal hunting and fishing experiences from their respective states. The governors were joined by hunting, fishing, and... 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 $100,000 worth of heroin in both raw and packaged forms. A 2008 Volkswagon Touareg with two of the suspects was stopped just after leaving the Astor Street location as troopers... 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 hour is upon the Church, the Pope’s action could not have come at a better time. Whether the conclave of Cardinals takes advantage of this blessing or blows it all... 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 this service, I pay about a buck. On the other hand, the last time I visited the doctor, the receptionist (who was seated behind some sort of bullet-proof shield), wordlessly... 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 use innovative techniques for food production in small spaces. The kale wall also highlights the work of the PHS City Harvest program, which supports a network of community gardeners who... 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 approximately $714,000 from a multi-state legal action against Ohio-based American Electric Power (AEP). In addition to the financial terms of settlement, AEP is required to reduce the amount of air... Read more →