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February 2013

Governor Chris Christie’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Address As Prepared for Delivery

Trenton, New Jersey February 26, 2013 Lt. Governor Guadagno, Madam Speaker, Mr. President, members of the Legislature, fellow New Jerseyans: I am pleased to present to you my budget for Fiscal Year 2014. The budget continues a journey you began with me three years ago – to get New Jersey’s house in order; to turn Trenton upside down; to make hard but better choices so that we could put our state back on a path to growth. For the fourth year in a row, the budget maintains the fiscal discipline we need to restore New Jersey. Fiscal sanity has indeed... Read more →


Burzichelli Responds to Governor’s Budget Address

(Trenton) – As chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli (D-Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem), issued a statement in response to the Governor’s budget address in the General Assembly chambers: “Overall, the Governor gave a good speech. Yet, like always, it lacked in detail and glossed over issues truly significant to New Jersey residents. “People are looking for relief from sky-rocketing unemployment rates, perpetual home foreclosures and what are still the highest property taxes in the country. They need real conversations and real solutions that will support the middleclass, provide healthcare for women and allow low-wage workers to earn... Read more →


Operation Penalty Stroke Investigation Concludes with Arrest of 20 Suspected Cocaine Dealers

20 suspected cocaine dealers charged by state narcotics agents in $1.4 million NY to PA drug trafficking ring Wayne County's Red Maples Golf Course identified as center of cocaine trafficking operation Harrisburg, PA - As part of a 2 ½ year investigation into cocaine trafficking, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI) filed charges against 20 suspected drug dealers. The investigation known as "Operation Penalty Stroke" exposed a $1.4 million Bronx, NY to Northeastern PA cocaine trafficking ring. The Red Maples Golf Course, located in Waymart, PA, was identified as a primary drug distribution point. "Trafficking... Read more →


GLOUCESTER COUNTY EMERGENCY ALERT

Issued Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from Westville Emergency Management Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to 5 am EST Wednesday... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal Flood Advisory... which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 5 am EST Wednesday. * Location... tidal sections of the Delaware River and its tributaries in northern Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania and southwest New Jersey. * Coastal flooding... widespread minor tidal flooding expected. * Timing... high tide in New Castle County and Salem County will start around 10 PM this evening and work its... Read more →


Alex Trakimas, former Gloucester City Resident, GCHS Alumnus Class of '61 | cnbnews.net

TRAKIMAS Alexander F. Quietly passed away at home in Somerdale on February 18, 2013 at the age of 70. Alex was rarely without a book in hand, the Barron’s newspaper and the Wall Street Journal. His beloved grandparents, Frank and Marie Sherrer, encouraged his love of reading and education when he was a child. He was born on October 21, 1942, the eldest son of the late Alexander and Theresa Trakimas (nee Sherrer) in Gloucester City. He was the loving brother of Patricia (Richard) Woodland, Joseph (Jackie), Ann (Charles) Adams, the late Frances and the late Suzanne. He attended Gloucester... Read more →


Federal Corrections Officer Eric Williams Killed by Inmate at Prison in Wayne County, Pa.

An inmate using a homemade weapon attacked and killed a guard at a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday night, making him the first federal corrections officer killed on the job in nearly five years, officials said Tuesday. Correctional Officer Eric Williams, 34, was working in a housing unit at the Canaan federal penitentiary when an inmate attacked him, according to prison officials. Other prison staff restrained the inmate, and Williams was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m. "This is clearly the darkest day in our institution's short history, and we are in... Read more →


Letters: Former mayor tries to censure state deer management experts

Conservationists should be aware that there are animal rights groups attending township meetings throughout New Jersey in an effort to eliminate hunting as a method of deer population management. They are falsely promoting fertility control methods (contraceptives), specifically GonaCon, as an efficient and effective alternative to hunting. Currently, the town of Colts Neck, NJ, is attempting to revise an existing ordinance that would allow regulated hunting on private lands in an effort to reduce deer overpopulation. Many who have attended township meetings in opposition to revised ordinance have provided false statements. In contrast, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has... Read more →


AFFIDAVIT OF JOHN B.KEARNEY IN RESPONSE TO MR. BRENNAN'S AFFIDAVIT RECEIVED JAN. 16, 2012

Case 1:10-cv-00988-RBK-KMW Document 62 Filed 01/16/12 Page 1 of 2 PageID: 1216 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY COUNTY MAG REALTY, LLC and, MAG ENTERTAINMENT, LLC d/b/a CHEERLEADERS TOO Plaintiff, v. CITY OF GLOUCESTER CITY, GLOUCESTER CITY PLANNING/ ZONING BOARD, JOSEPH STECKLAIR in his capacity as Chief Housing Inspector and Zoning Official, Defendants. STATE OF NEW JERSEY } ss. COUNTY OF CAMDEN } Civil Action Civil Action No.: 10-cv-00988 (RBK) Hon. Robert B. Kugler AFFIDAVIT OF JOHN B.KEARNEY IN RESPONSE TO MR. BRENNAN'S AFFIDAVIT RECEIVED JAN. 16, 2012 1. I, John B. Kearney, of full age,... Read more →


Former GC Coach Fran Iacovone Elected to Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame

By gostrum Fran Iacovone (photo provided) Former Gloucester Catholic Assistant Football Coach Fran Iacovone will be among the 15 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame during the 33rd Annual Induction Banquet on March 19, 2013 at Auletto’s Caterers in Almonesson, the Executive Committee has announced. This year’s inductees also include: Kevin Harvey (Paulsboro); Al Anderson (Clayton); Harry Dilks (Pitman); Tara Harris-Marker (Deptford); Ryan Knight (Delsea); Fred Powell (Williamstown); Laura Goetz-Quirk (Gateway); Ruth Lockbaum-Cibo (Glassboro); Dave Smith (West Deptford); Dom Antonini (Rowan University); Sam Muni (Washington Twp.), David Maxwell (Washington Twp.), Tom Reim (Woodbury), and Dennis Burlingame... Read more →


Is There a New Agreement Between Cheerleaders and Gloucester City?

EDITOR'S NOTE: We recently received a comment on the post "Remember When" that suggested the 2011 tax abatement agreement, between Gloucester City and the owners of MAG Enterprise/Cheerleaders, had been changed. At first we thought the individual was wrong. After all, we would have remembered a public announcement from the city. Digging a little further we found a number of court documents that indicated there was a new deal. Below is a letter to Gloucester City Solicitor John Kearney asking for an explanation. ~CNBNEWS.NET CNBNEWS.NET William E. Cleary, Editor Gloucester City News, Publisher Emeritus Date: February 25, 2013 John Kearney... Read more →


Italian Restaurant "Speranza" Opens in Westville | Bluejeanfoodcritic

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME by Bluejeanfoodcritic Westville, New Jersey does not seem like an obvious location to open an semi-upscale Italian themed restaurant, but ownership group Finney Restaurants who run eateries Gia Nina’s and Woodbury Station Café have to believe the saying from the movie Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner, “If you build it they will come”. Speranza in Italian means hope, and I know that not only is the town of Westville hoping for this to be the building block to finally have their much neglected and failed retail stretch of downtown finally thrive, but former... Read more →


2 Hill Panels Examining Changes To Medicare

SHORT TAKES ON NEWS & EVENTS By Mary Agnes Carey FEBRUARY 25TH, 2013, 5:46 AM With $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday and predictions of economic disruption, much of official Washington is focused on the “blame game.” Publicly, there has been no sign that Congress or administration officials has made any progress on averting these cuts or finding common ground on tackling the country’s fiscal problems. Photo by Karl Eisenhower/KHN But there are small signs that Democrats and Republicans are beginning to wrestle with the issue of what role Medicare should play in... Read more →


Former Philadelphia cop who punched woman on video, Jonathan Josey, found not guilty | 6abc.com

Josey broke down in tears as the courtroom, packed with police officers, erupted in applause. Action News has learned that Josey will likely seek reinstatement to the Philadelphia Police Department. Josey was accused of striking 39-year-old Aida Guzman in the face at 5th and Lehigh in North Philadelphia after the Puerto Rican Day Parade back on September 30th. The incident was captured on video and posted on the internet, leading to a firestorm of protest from community and political leaders, who said Josey used excessive force. Within days, Josey was dismissed from the police department. He had been charged with... Read more →


Commemorating the Twentieth Anniversary of the 1993 WTC Bombing

Dear Friends, Twenty years ago today at 12:18 p.m., approximately 1,200 pounds of explosives were detonated in an attack at the World Trade Center by terrorists who sought to destroy the Twin Towers, kill innocent people, and paralyze our city and nation with fear. The explosion, which occurred in the parking garage beneath the North Tower, blasted a crater five stories deep. Six people were killed. The victims were living their everyday lives: four were dedicated employees of the Port Authority, which had offices in the towers, one was visiting the World Trade Center, and another worked at Windows on... Read more →


FBI — Member of Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison on Racketeering Conspiracy Charges

PHILADELPHIA—Louis Fazzini, 46, of Caldwell, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 55 months in prison for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy involving illegal gambling and theft from an employee benefit plan. U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo C. Robreno also ordered Fazzini to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. On October 5, 2012, Fazzini pleaded guilty to conspiring to conduct and participate in the affairs of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra (LCN) family through a pattern of racketeering activity. At the time of the plea colloquy, he admitted that, as a “made” member of the North... Read more →


AMAC: Add These 5 Foods to Your Diet to Enhance Your Health

Posted 02/22/2013 | Health & Fitness by Pam Smith - There are numerous often-ignored foods that fit the bill for healthier eating. Adding the following five foods to your grocery cart can help in your quest for a healthier you: bulgur, chickpeas, kale, spaghetti squash and sunflower seeds. While unfamiliar to some, these foods are readily accessible in most grocery stores and can really expand a person’s daily diet without expanding their waistlines. Bulgur: This whole-wheat product is a good substitution for rice or potatoes that has a mild, nutty flavor and chewy texture. It is packed with eight grams... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP. NEWS CONFERENCE REGARDING THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Good Morning. We received some news a few weeks ago that we can share with you today. As announced by the Vatican early this morning, Philadelphia has been confirmed by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, as the host city for the Eighth World Meeting of Families. The official dates set for this gathering are September 22 - September 27, 2015. This marks the first time an American city has hosted the World Meeting of Families and we're deeply grateful that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been selected for this honor. Before I saying anything else, I want... Read more →


Bob Menendez plays race card, blames conservatives for scandals | The Daily Caller

At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. “I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. ”It has never been easy.” “Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work,” Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church. “And their smears are false. I have worked too hard and too long in the vineyards, too long... Read more →


Birthplace of Baseball Classic Set for March 2

HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 25, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team will be hosting its inaugural Birthplace of Baseball Classic on Saturday, March 2 at Dobbelaar Field beginning at 11 a.m. There will be two, nine-inning collegiate baseball games played during the day and a two-inning exhibition contest between Hoboken’s Historic H9 Baseball Team throughout the event. Festivities will kick-off with a game between nationally ranked No. 24 Eastern Connecticut State University and New Jersey City University at 11 a.m. Saturday’s opening contest will be the first of the season for Eastern Connecticut, while NJCU will bring a... Read more →


Weather Forecast for New Jersey and Philadelphia Region

(February 25, 2013) Precipitation is expected to move in from the southwest Tuesday afternoon just before or during the afternoon commute. Mostly rain is expected everywhere into the early evening hours, with a changeover to frozen precipitation north and west of the Philadelphia metro area. Specifically : •All rain is expected south and east of I-95 •A mixture of rain...freezing rain...and sleet is possible in southeast PA and central NJ (away from the coast), with no significant accumulation •A prolonged period of freezing rain...sleet and snow is possible north of the I-78 corridor Tuesday night. Between 1⁄4 and 1⁄2 inch... Read more →


50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – IIHF WORLD TOURNEY AGAIN IN SWEDEN | cnbnews.net

Transcript from ‘Hockey Day in Michigan’ Presentation DETROIT-- It was 50 years ago when an inexperienced U.S. National team embarked on a Sabena Airlines flight # 548 from New York Idlewild Airport to Brussels to start their International Ice Hockey Federation quest towards the World Championship. Boston hockey legend, Walter Brown, and then Vice-President of the American Hockey Association of the United States said, “I don’t see any team with the strength of the Russians or Czech Republic. Our boys may have a rough time of it.” That was a correct prediction as the U.S. Nationals started their 14 country... Read more →


‘Berettas Don’t Bluff’: Major Gun Company Threatens to Leave Maryland Over New Gun Control Proposals | TheBlaze.com

Beretta USA is threatening to leave Maryland over new gun control proposals, the Washington Post reports, and they would take hundreds of jobs along with them. “Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta, asked. The Washington Post explains: Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James Bond’s firearms, has already invested more than $1 million in the [civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces] and has planned to expand its plant further in Prince George’s County to ramp up... Read more →


RIVERSHARKS RE-SIGN FOUR, ADD ANOTHER

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Camden signs first pitchers for 2013 season CAMDEN, N.J. – The Camden Riversharks have re-signed four members of the 2012 squad and announced the signing of a free agent for the upcoming season. Santo Hernandez, Paddy Matera, Mike McGuire and Eduardo Perez will all return to the Riversharks for the 2013 season after playing with the team in 2012. Additionally, outfielder Stantrel Smith was added to the Riversharks roster for 2013. As one of two pitchers signed by the Riversharks to this point, Santo Hernandez rejoins the Riversharks for the third consecutive season. He has... Read more →


Patriot Connections Upcoming Events

National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund - Gloucester Twp Police Unity Tour - 26 Feb 2013- “We Ride For Those Who Died”. Come out for a night of fun and support the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund by supporting a the first year Gloucester Township Police is participating in the 3 day bicycle ride from NJ to Washington D.C. to kick off the 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Police Week. Donation for tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 7pm-9pm, $2 drinks, free buffet, and door prizes, hosted by Absolute DJ’s. Funds raised go to the families of fallen law... Read more →


Corbett Comments on Announcement of Philadelphia as Host for the Eighth World Meeting of Families

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, and The Holy See of Philadelphia as the first North American host of the World Meeting of Families. In addition to this confirmation, the Vatican also announced the official dates for this gathering, which will be September 22-27, 2015. "I am delighted that Philadelphia – the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States – has been confirmed as the host for the Eighth World Meeting of Families in September 2015. Today across Pennsylvania our places... Read more →


Penn State and Syracuse to Open 2013 Season

Penn State Nittany Lions women's ice hockey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A college football rivalry that dates to 1922 will resume on Aug. 31 when Penn State and Syracuse clash at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York's College Classic will be the season opener for both teams. The Nittany Lions and Orange have met 70 times previously, the second-highest total for a Penn State opponent. Penn State owns a 42-23-5 on-field series advantage, winning the most recent contests during the 2008 and '09 seasons. The teams met every season from 1944-90, but did... Read more →


A Message from Republican Speaker John Boehner | cnbnews

You’re going to see President Obama at campaign-style rallies again this week, demanding higher taxes and blaming Republicans for his ‘sequester’ mess. Here’s what he won’t be telling you: This is President Obama’s sequester. “The idea for sequestration did come from the White House, as news accounts made clear at the time,” reports the New York Times. As Speaker Boehner wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “it is a product of the president's own failed leadership.” Republicans passed a bill with smarter spending cuts (twice), but the president’s Senate hasn’t passed it (or any other replacement bill). Senate Democrats haven’t... Read more →


Regional Reckonings by Alberto Alesina, City Journal

Decentralization done wrong Italians, long resigned to the corruption of their national government, are starting to discover how wasteful their regional governments are, too. According to recent reports, local bureaucrats have spent lavishly on many unnecessary items, such as enormous, luxurious buildings for their oversize staffs and extravagant foreign trips, as though they were engaged in diplomacy. The country is feeling the effects of a good idea gone wrong: decentralization, the devolution of governing power to local authorities, which was recently accomplished through a constitutional amendment. Italy is hardly alone. Much of the national deficit in debt-burdened countries like Argentina,... Read more →


AMAC: Obama’s Medicare Advantage Cuts ‘Bad Medicine’ For Seniors

Posted 02/21/2013 | AMAC In The Media, In The News, Press Releases ‘Something must be done to reduce federal spending for such programs as Medicare, but there are other ways of doing it’ - BOHEMIA, NY, Feb 22 – “President Obama is sticking it to seniors yet again by cutting Medicare Advantage funding,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. It was announced last week that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS] will publish new rules for Medicare Advantage programs on April 1. Subsidies will be slashed and access will be severely restricted,... Read more →


Monsignor Sciciuna: 'Sinners' who hid sex abuse 'should vote for pope'

VATICAN CITY (AFP) February 25, 2013 5:09:19 AM EST Andreas Solaro/AFP/File Maltese bishop Charles Scicluna of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith speaks to the press on February 3, 2012 in Rome. Cardinals suspected of having protected predator priests should be allowed to take part in next month's papal conclave, the Vatican's former prosecutor on child sex abuse cases said Monday. Cardinals suspected of having protected predator priests should be allowed to take part in next month's papal conclave, the Vatican's former prosecutor on child sex abuse cases said Monday. Amid mounting criticism over the presence of such... Read more →


The South Jersey Business Scene: Spotlight on Bayer's Tavern | cnbnews.net

BY DAWN WATSON CNBNEWS.net is proud to introduce a new column, The South Jersey Business Scene which will highlight local businesses in this area. Our purpose is to help small businesses that are struggling in these tough economic times by giving the owner some free promotion. Established in 2006, CNBNews receives between 2,000 and 4,000 visitors a day. There is no charge for this service. If you are interested contact cnbnews@verizon.net. This week we feature Bayer's Tavern. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Just off Jersey Avenue there sits an oasis, a place where time means nothing and camaraderie—and cold beer—mean everything. Bayer’s Tavern,... Read more →


Rams on the Link, Tribute to Coach Barth Set for March 2, Tickets on Sale | cnbnews.net

press release GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-The Gloucester Catholic Alumni Association is hosting the Third annual All-Class Alumni Reunion at Rams on the Links on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 7 pm to Midnight at Bogey's Club & Cafe at the Pitman Golf Club. There will be music and dancing all night. Classes are invited to make this event a mini-reunion! Tables of 10 can be reserved for your class today. In addition Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School will feature a tribute to former baseball coach, friend, and mentor Dennis Barth. As the long-time coach of the Rams’ powerful baseball program,... Read more →


Young amputee's sports success brings joy to family

By Hillary Senour WOODBURN, IND., February 22 (CNA/EWTN News) .- The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the Catholic faith and pro-life devotion of his parents. Like most American teens, Nik Hoot, a 16 year-old sophomore at Woodlan High School in Woodburn, In., has yet to meet an extra-curricular activity he does not enjoy. He has played football, baseball, basketball and is now a semi-state qualifier for his weight class in wrestling. He plays drums, trumpet and mellophone and is active in his school’s marching band. His passion... Read more →


Haddon Heights Police Department Accepting Resumes for Class 11 Officer

The Haddon Heights Police Department is accepting resumes from NJ PTC certified Class II Officers starting today, February 7th 2013. Resumes can be dropped off or mailed to the Haddon Heights Police Department, 625 Station Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Include a current e-mail address and phone number on the resume. After HHPD reviews the resumes selected individuals will be asked to complete ...an application, physical fitness test, and interview during March and April. The deadline for submitting resumes related to this position is Thursday February 28th. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Need to be able to perform the basic functions of... Read more →


Crews Battle Fire At Apartment Building In Camden County « CBS Philly

February 23, 2013 HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBS) — Authorities say at least two people were injured in a fire that started after an apparent explosion at an apartment home in Camden County, New Jersey. The incident happened around 4 p.m. at a three-story house along the 100 block of White Horse Pike in Haddon Heights. Witnesses who live nearby say they heard a loud explosion and that the subsequent fire destroyed the home in a matter of minutes. “Everyone came running out all of the buildings, looking for smoke to see what was going on,” said resident Jeff Taylor. “We... Read more →


Dan Jones, Joel Vittori Among Honorees at ATF Recognition Dinner

CHERRY HILL – Former AAA South Jersey President/CEO Joel Vittori along with noted area businessman Dan Jones will be among the recipients during the Second Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Dinner on Thursday, March 14, at the Coastline Restaurant in Cherry Hill. Vittori will receive the Foundation’s Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award for service and commitment during the dinner, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jones, owner/operator of a Raymond James Investments in Rydal, Pa., will receive the Adam Taliaferro Foundation Award Courage). ATF Recognition Awards will be bestowed as follows: Adam Taliaferro Award (courage): Given to an individual(s) who... Read more →


Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes Decrease in 2012

Prosecutor Sean Dalton press release February 22, 2013 The number of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Gloucester County NJ in 2012 decreased slightly to 22, from 24 a year earlier, according to figures compiled for the Gloucester County Highway Safety Task Force, an advisory group of the county Prosecutor’s Office. Of the 2012 total, 15 of the fatal collisions were in three municipalities: Franklin (7) and four each in Washington and Monroe townships All three have heavily-trafficked state highways. Commercially-congested Deptford Township, although it had the second-highest number of crashes in the county (1817) had no motor vehicle fatalities last... Read more →


ROWAN BASEBALL WINS FIRST GAME AT RANDOLPH-MACON, 3-2

Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) THE SECOND IS HALTED DUE TO DARKNESS ASHLAND, VA – The Rowan University baseball team opened the season with a 3-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader at Randolph-Macon College on Sunday. The nightcap was halted due to darkness and will be completed on Monday. Rowan was ahead 13-11 when the second game was stopped at the end of the eighth inning. The two teams will play again after the completion of the halted contest at 2 p.m. The Yellow Jackets are 3-2 on the season. Left-hander Kyle Brown (sr. Southampton, NJ/Seneca) was... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: $1.34 Billion Dollars to New Jersey in Foreclosure Relief So Far

English: Official Congressional portrait of Congressman Rob Andrews. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ– This week Congressman Rob Andrews announced that New Jersey residents have received $1.34 billion dollars in foreclosure relief so far from the largest mortgage abuse settlement in American history. Last year, five banks and mortgage lenders assured the federal government that they would provide over $45.83 billion dollars in relief to consumers. This money comes as a result of a lawsuit brought by the federal government, after state and federal investigations found that the country’s five largest mortgage servicers routinely violated lending and consumer protection laws.... Read more →


Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick 8th

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (AFP) February 24, 2013 5:10:07 PM EST Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday with pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCARSprint Cup race ending in an eighth-placed finish. Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Dale Earnhardt jnr at Daytona International Speedway to win "The Great American Race" for the second time.... Read more →


CNBNEWS HUNTING AND FISHING REPORT: NORTHERN PIKE REBOUNDING IN NEW JERSEY

English: Northern Pike - picture taken with Sony DSC5 in 5 m depth in Straussee near Strausberg Deutsch: Europäischer Hecht - fotografiert mit Sony DSC5 in ca. 5 m Tiefe im Straussee bei Strausberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Excellent Pike Fishing Opportunities in the Upper Passaic River (13/P13) HACKETTSTOWN--New Jersey anglers used to travel north and west, to Minnesota and the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, to find good northern pike fishing opportunities. Today, thanks to the efforts of the Department of Environmental Protection's Hackettstown Fish Hatchery, run by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, anglers can enjoy superb... Read more →


Strong pitching, late run lifts Scarlet Raptors

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Virginia (February 24, 2013) – Freshman shortstop Joe Sigismondi (Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) doubled home senior pinch-runner Nicco Esgro (Glassboro, NJ/Glassboro) in the bottom of the eighth inning, moments after SUNY-New Paltz had tied the game, to give the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team a 4-3 victory here Sunday at the Ty Cobb Classic. The Scarlet Raptors raised their record to 2-1 at the three-day season-opening event, which was held at Hampden-Sydney College. Rutgers-Camden won behind the stellar pitching of junior Paul Walters (Gloucester, NJ/Gloucester) and freshman John Waters (Galloway, NJ/Absegami), who combined on a three-hitter. Walters worked 6-1/3 innings, allowing... Read more →


PSE&G Warns Customers about Payment Scam

(February 13, 2013 – Newark, NJ) - PSE&G is alerting its customers not to be defrauded by a scam in which individuals misrepresenting themselves as PSE&G employees threaten to turn off electric and gas service if payment is not made to them that day. The scam, which has been reported across the country, involves payments using Green Dot MoneyPaks and seems to be targeting Hispanic neighborhoods in PSE&G’s service territory. As noted on the MoneyPak packaging and on the company’s Web site (www.moneypak.com), to protect themselves from fraud, consumers should treat the MoneyPak like cash and only use the MoneyPak... Read more →


Raptors win opener in Barth's collegiate coaching debut

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Virginia (February 22, 2013) – The Dennis Barth era is underway at Rutgers University-Camden. The Scarlet Raptors’ new head coach collected his first collegiate victory in his first game when Rutgers-Camden scored five unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat host Hampden-Sydney College, 9-4, at the Ty Cobb Classic here Friday. The Raptors’ season-opening win was called after eight innings due to darkness. The Scarlet Raptors’ big inning featured four hits, two errors, an intentional walk and a passed ball as Rutgers-Camden broke open the game a half-inning after Hampden-Sydney tallied a run to tie... Read more →


Legal Attaché London Then and Now

02/22/13 Seventy years ago this coming Monday, Arthur M. Thurston was officially named legal attaché of the U.S. Embassy in wartime London. Three months earlier, on November 16, 1942, he had, at the invitation of U.S. Ambassador John Winant, opened the office for liaison purposes in the 1 Grosvenor Square embassy. Now, as “legat,” Thurston was already highly connected with his colleagues in MI-5 and MI-6. Life During Wartime World War II was a difficult and dangerous time for the FBI’s new overseas office in London. In the words of then-Legal Attaché Thurston: “During these three periods—air raids, flying bombs,... Read more →


NRA Ad: Biden's "Advice" Not Advisable

source http://www.nraila.org (February 22, 2013)As often as he puts his foot in his mouth, it's a wonder Vice-President Joe Biden can walk. The often irascible and unpredictable Biden said this week, in an online Facebook town hall "chat" sponsored by Parents Magazine, that women who have to protect their homes and families from intruders should just walk outside and fire two blasts from a double barreled shotgun. A FoxNews.com article reported that Biden claims to keep two shotguns locked up at his home, and that he has told his wife, Jill, to use them if she needs protection. "I said,... Read more →


Government Waste: Inmates Collecting Millions In Fraudulent Unemployment AMAC, Inc.

from FOX News - They’re behind bars, but you’re still paying their “salaries.” State and federal officials say inmates across the country continue to collect millions each year in fraudulent unemployment benefits — often the result of oversight — with the most recent case in Pennsylvania, where more than 1,000 people collected benefits while behind bars. Pennsylvania officials said this week the fraud occurred in county prisons because they failed to implement a system of cross-checking the Social Security numbers of benefit applicants, like they did with inmates in their state and federal prisons. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said his... Read more →


Members of the Gloucester Township Police Department Receive Honors

On Friday, February 22, 2013, members of Gloucester Township Police attended the 47th Annual Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund Dinner at Lucien's Manor. Congratulations to Sgt. Jim Garber and Sgt. Kevin Thyne, who received the Meritorious Service and Purple Heart Awards, for their heroic efforts during shooting in GTPD Headquarters on December 28, 2012. Related articles Police station shooting: armed assailant shoots 3 officers, is killed in return fire Taxi Cab Driver Foils Armed Robbery K-9 Schultz's alleged killer now in Gloucester County Jail with no bail Read more →


Letters: Where do you stand Governor Christie?

"I'm a little surprised at how quickly they've done it." In case you missed it, that was Chris Christie's reaction to 22 anti-gun bills passing the New Jersey Assembly yesterday afternoon. Well gun owners aren't surprised, Governor Christie! In fact, gun owners like you have been emailing and calling him about this legislation for weeks but so far he hasn’t provided as much as a speed bump to slow down the destruction of your gun rights. Governor Christie has failed to provide any leadership on gun rights issues in New Jersey. Commenting yesterday Christie said he promised to give the... Read more →


Moorestown Police Hosting Medicine Disposal Site

The Moorestown Police Department will be hosting a Prescription and Over the Counter Medicine Disposal Site as part of the 2013 DEA Operation Take Back NJ initiative. The medicine turn in will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am - 2 pm in the front parking lot of the Police Department, 1245 N. Church St., Suite 2. Residents may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, residents are encouraged to remove the prescription label if it... Read more →