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March 2013

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Educating O’Reilly

March 28, 2013 Last night, Bill O’Reilly bemoaned, once again, what he says is the absence of a Christian response to anti-Christian bigotry. In his exchange with Rev. Robert Jeffress, he said, “There isn’t really a leader in the American Catholic Church...There is no Christian society like the Jewish Defamation League.” Here is Bill Donohue’s response: This is stunning. The man chosen to discuss anti-Christian bigotry is known for slamming O’Reilly’s own religion. In 2010, Jeffress said the Roman Catholic Church was the outgrowth of a “corruption” called the “Babylonian mystery.” He continued, “Much of what you see in the... Read more →

Because of Underage Drinking Gloucester City Police to Increase Patrols Near RR Trestle

UPDATE: MARCH 30, 2013 Update : March 31, 2013 The Brooklawn/Gloucester City railroad trestle . The "drinking parties" are held in the wooded area near the concrete embankment. photo credit "We have received a report that once they pass out other kids lay them across the tracks". ~ Police Chief George Berglund Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund posted the information below on the department's Facebook page on Monday, March 25, 2013. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--The Gloucester City Police Department has received information that The kids have been "tagging" the cement wall near the trestle. Approximately 100 yards west is... Read more →

The Latest Study: Obamacare's Impact On Insurance Claim Costs

By Jay Hancock KHN Staff Writer MAR 28, 2013 It’s too early to know how much individual health insurance policies will cost once the online marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act launch Jan. 1. But that hasn’t stopped experts and interest groups from making predictions. The latest analysis comes from the Society of Actuaries. It’s attracting attention because of the group’s expertise and nonpartisanship. What actuaries do for a living — predicting future expense based on multiple squishy factors — is at the core of figuring out what will happen under Obamacare. Thanks to subsidies and the requirement that... Read more →

MLB player has Legion Baseball jersey retired

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann's No. 23 American Legion Baseball Marshfield (Wis.) Blue Devils Post 54 jersey has been retired. (Photo courtesy of Wausau Daily Herald) Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann recently received some surprising, yet flattering, news in a phone call – his No. 23 American Legion Baseball Marshfield (Wis.) Blue Devils Post 54 jersey was going to be retired. "I definitely didn’t expect the phone call from Steiny (Michael Steinwagner, president of Marshfield American Legion Baseball Corporation), so it was a great honor, and I was extremely happy about it," Zimmermann said. Zimmermann played two seasons... Read more →

Solorzano Sentenced to 20 Years for stabbing Girlfriend

March 27,2013 MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was sentenced to 20 years in New JerseyState Prison for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend in an Atlantic City deli in 2011, actingAtlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today. This afternoon, Freddy R. Solorzano, 53, received a 20–year prison sentence for onecount of first-degree aggravated manslaughter. On April 21, 2011, Solorzano fatally stabbed Deziree Vivian, 27, of Factoryville,Pennsylvania, after she fled from him during an argument between the two. Solorzano chased Vivian down Pacific Avenue with a large butcher knife. Vivian ran intoBabajan’s Deli to seek help. Solorzano followed Vivian... Read more →

Attention Haddon Township Residents

Rabies Clinic Haddon Township will sponsor a rabies clinic on Saturday, March 30th from 10 am - 12 noon at the Public Works Garage located at 504 Oneida Ave. Residents license renewal forms will be accepted. Limited vaccines available to first 100 pets. For more information, please contact the Tax Office at (856)854-1176 ext. 4151, 4120 & 4118. Fire Hydrant Flushing Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 1st for a period of approximately 30 days. Flushing will be conducted Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10 pm and 3 am. During flushing hours please avoid... Read more →


Carter Tosses First Career Complete Game; O’Keefe Posts Four Hits, Three RBI MERION STATION, Pa. – Junior righthander Jordan Carter (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) tossed his first career complete game and sophomore catcher Brian O’Keefe was 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team opened its weekend series with a convincing 11-1 win over Fordham at Smithson Field on Thursday. Carter was outstanding from the get-go, allowing just two baserunners over the first four innings. He finished the day allowing just one unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out a career-best eight.... Read more →

Number of Cancer Survivors Expected to Increase to 18 Million by 2022

Logo of the United States National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research released its second Annual Report on Cancer Survivorship in the United States in advance of the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, which will be held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10. The report, published in the AACR’s journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, shows that as of January 2012, there were approximately 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States, a number that is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million... Read more →

Family of Stabbing Victim Speaks at Defendants Sentencing

Lori Hummel (DOB 8/28/71), of West Deptford NJ was sentenced today to 24 years in New Jersey state prison for her admitted December 2010 fatal stabbing of 54-year-old steelworker Thomas Carbin. The sentencing followed statements by Carbin family members about their loss of a generous and supportive man. “He was the reason I did so well in school,” said daughter Christina Carbin, who found her father in a pool of blood on his Westville apartment floor Dec. 6, 2010. Nightmares, depression and anxiety have plagued her since, she said. Her mother was left to raise “two angry, emotional kids the... Read more →


Junior Utility Player Throws One-Hit Shutout in First Game WILMINGTON, Del. – Junior utility player Roni Peters (Leonardtown H.S./Leonardtown, Md.) pitched the second shutout of her college career as Goldey-Beacom College (8-10, 4-2) earned a split of a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader against the University of the Sciences (8-8, 4-2) at the Lightning’s Jackson Athletic Complex on Thursday afternoon. Playing their second doubleheader in as many days, the Lightning earned a 1-0 victory in the first game before the Devils posted an 8-0 victory in six innings in the nightcap. In the first game, the Lightning scored the game’s... Read more →

BELLMAWR: Overturned Tractor Trailer Cause Traffic Delays

BELLMAWR NJ--There was an overturned tractor trailer on Rt. 76 at exit 1B (Rt. 295 NB) causing extreme traffic delays in the area earlier this evening. Traffic is back to normal at this hour. Bellmawr police issued the following warning four hours ago on their Facebook page... Congestion has moved rush hour traffic onto the local roadways so please plan to be met with heavy volume if traveling in the immediate area. Pedestrian traffic is also unusually high in the area of the W. Browning Rd. overpass. Please watch for people crossing the roadway. All Rt. 42 north traffic must... Read more →


CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION HOSTS (13/P27) TRENTON - As part of the Christie Administration's continued efforts to restore New Jersey's state parks, the Department of Environmental Protection will host a beach grass planting and cleanup event at Island Beach State Park on Saturday. Park staff, park partners and about 100 pre-registered volunteers will plant beach grass at points along the nearly 10-mile shoreline where dune stabilization is needed most. The event will mark the fourth volunteer cleanup and restoration at popular Island Beach State Park since it partially re-opened in January. "It is a priority for the Christie Administration to have Island... Read more →

Late rally comes up short as TCNJ falls 10-8

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team suffered a 10-8 setback at the hands of Ursinus College on Thursday afternoon at George Ackerman Park. The Lions (6-9) scored two runs in the ninth at the tying run on second, but the Bears (4-10) were able to escape the threat to snap a five-game losing streak. TCNJ senior Michael Murphy (Staten Island, NY/Staten Island Tech) had three hits on the day including a double and his second home run of the season. Classmate Scott Kelly (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor-Plainsboro North) finished with two hits and a stolen base,... Read more →


Event To Be Held From 9am to 4pm in Edgewater Park The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department will hold a Gun Buy Back event on Saturday, April 13 from 9am to 4pm. The Buy Back will be held in the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, located at 4151 Route 130 South in Edgewater Park. “Every gun we get off the street is one less opportunity for a child to be harmed, an accidental shooting to occur, or a weapon to be stolen and used in a crime,” said Sheriff Jean Stanfield. The Gun Buy Back will allow Burlington County residents to voluntarily... Read more →

Obituary: Lawrence M. Yarson Jr., of Gloucester City NJ

YARSON Lawrence M., Jr. On March 27, 2013. Age 74. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Lawrence M. Yarson III, Walter M. Yarson (Diane LaRiviere) and Irene Yarson. Cherished grandfather of Matthew Yarson. Dear brother of Dorothy Danenhower. At Lawrence’s request, funeral services will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at under the obituary of Lawrence M. Yarson Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Junior Michelle Foster Reaches 100-Hit Milestone in Second Game WILMINGTON, Del. – Junior outfielder Michelle Foster (Overbrook H.S./West Berlin, N.J.) drove in the game-winning run in the second game with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Goldey-Beacom College (7-9) rallied to earn a split of a non-conference doubleheader against Millersville University (16-5) at the Jackson Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon. The Lightning, who have won six of their last eight games, dropped the first contest by a 2-0 margin before scoring seven runs in the final four innings of the nightcap to take an 8-7... Read more →

NCAA Division-III Men’s Title Game

Senior forward Paul Rodrigues of Oswego State has been chosen by the nation's ice hockey coaches as the 2013 winner of the Sid Watson Award Award, symbolic of the nation's best Division III men's ice hockey player. The 5-10, 170-pound native of Etobicoke, Ontario, has helped Oswego to a 24-4-0 record. Oswego advanced to the semifinals with a 3-2 overtime win over Adrian College. Photo courtesy of AHCA By Raymond Rolak special for CNBNEWS.NET All-America Jordan Singer Leads Wisconsin-Eau Claire to D-III Crown LAKE PLACID-- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (24-5-2) men’s hockey team with ten seniors had their best... Read more →

N.J. Forest Service Firefighter Struck, Killed During Controlled Burn

MARCH 28, 2013 CLINTON NJ--During a controlled burn today, a firefighter with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service was struck and killed by a vehicle on a road way with reduced visibility because of smoke. According to a news report published by the Hunterdon County Democrat and, the firefighter, who was not identified, did not survive injuries suffered after he was struck. The collision happened on Stanton-Lebanon Road (Route 629) near Round Valley late Thursday morning when heavy smoke may have reduced visibility during shifting winds during a controlled burn along the route, according to the newspaper report. Responders... Read more →

PALMYRA NJ: April is leaf and brush collection month!

Announcing new trash collection contractor! PALMYRA NJ--During April, the Borough will collect resident's leaves and brush. Please place them at the curb for pickup during the month of April only. Please note that after April, leaves and brush will not be picked up again until November. Please bear in mind that no contractor or landscaper debris is permitted to be placed at the curb per Ordinance 2013-04 unless you have a permit, which is available free of charge at the Borough Clerk's office. Permits are available for senior citizens, the physically disabled, or for those residents physically unable to put... Read more →

AMAC: 10 Reasons the IRS Might Audit Your Return

Posted 03/20/2013 | Money 8 Gene Barrett - What sets off alarms at the IRS? The IRS only audits about 1% of all federal individual tax returns, while the other 99% go through unexamined. Nevertheless, it pays to keep in mind these 10 “red flags” that could increase the chance you’ll be targeted for an audit. 1. High income. The audit rate for 2011 tax returns, which was about 1.11% overall, shot to 3.93% for taxpayers with income of $200,000 or more. That’s almost one out of every 25 returns. The IRS tends to chase the “big money,” and while... Read more →

Subject Flees After Assaulting Officer And Being Found In Possession Of Drugs

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On March 21, 2013, Haneef Anderson of Camden NJ was stopped for a motor vehicle violation in the parking lot of Highland High School. Mr. Anderson, who did not possess a drivers license and was suspended, quickly became confrontational toward the investigating officer. While the officer was placing the violator under arrest he was struck in the face by Anderson causing lacerations. Upon striking the officer, Anderson fled into a wooded area directly across from Highland High school where the officer immediately engaged in a foot pusuit of the attacker. While the officer was actively engaged in a... Read more →

FBI — Fen-Phen Fraud Doctor Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison

PHILADELPHIA—Dr. Abdur Razzak Tai, 79, of Kissimmee, Florida, was sentenced today to six years in prison for a fraud scheme involving a trust fund set up to compensate victims of the Fen-Phen diet drug. Tai, who practiced cardiology under the name A. Razzak Tai M.D. and through Tri-County Doctors Inc. and Medical Legal Consultants Inc., was convicted in September 2011 on six counts of mail fraud and seven counts of wire fraud. American Home Products Corporation, later known as Wyeth, entered into a class action settlement, which established a Trust to pay benefits to persons injured by Fen-Phen with money... Read more →

Local Students Participating In Clubs at Alvernia University

READING, PA (03/27/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students are active club members at Alvernia University. Matthew Wagner, a resident of Mount Ephraim, N.J., and majoring in Nursing at Alvernia, was named an elected officer of the university's Alvernia Student Nurses Association in spring 2013. Wagner is a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. He was also named a member of the university's CURE-sader Club in spring 2013. Wagner is a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. Theodore Mangione, a resident of Belmar, N.J., and majoring in Sport Management at Alvernia, was named a member of the university's Sport Management Association in... Read more →

Chiesa Announces More Than 2,000 Guns Obtained In Weekend Gun Buyback Initiative in Atlantic County

TRENTON -- Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that more than 2,000guns were turned in by Atlantic County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held at churches in Pleasantville and Atlantic City this past weekend. According to Chiesa, county residents turned in a total of 2,061 guns – including 14 assault weapons and more than 1,000 handguns -- during the two-day buyback held at the Faith Baptist Church in Pleasantville and the Second Baptist Church in Atlantic City. The number of guns obtained in Atlantic County brings to 9,153 the total number of firearms collected so far as... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, of Philpot, Ky

English: Combat Service Identification Badge of the 101st Airborne Division (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, of Philpot, Ky., died March 27, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces in Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Related articles AMERICAN HEROES: Staff Sgt. Nelson D. Trent, Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Reid and Sgt.... Read more →


Monmouth University Newswire Project Assessed 540 Municipal Websites in NJ for Content and Ease of Use West Long Branch, NJ (March 19, 2013) The Monmouth University Polling Institute and Graduate Program in Public Policy announced the results of their New Jersey E-Government Municipal Website Evaluation today. The project assessed 540 municipal websites in New Jersey for both content and ease of use. The top municipal website according to the evaluation is Middletown Township in Monmouth County. This website scored highest on combined content availability and ease of use. The top ten evaluated websites are: 1. Middletown Township (Monmouth) 2. Franklin... Read more →

Gloucester City Economic Development Corp. Chairman Refutes Rumors and Innuendos

By Bill Cleary CNBNews and several residents submitted prepared written questions recently to Gloucester City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Chairman David Stallwood. The residents want to remain anonymous. Those questions along with the assembled un-edited written responses from the EDC appear below. Recently the EDC purchased two commercial properties in the 500 unit block of Monmouth Street using funds from the city’s Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG). The corporation borrowed $400,000. The plan calls for the properties to be renovated and put back on the market for sale or for rent. In his answers below Stallwood emphasized that the “C”... Read more →

Higher Soy Intake Prior to Lung Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Longer Survival in Women

Released: 3/25/2013 5:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) more news from this source In this News Digest: Newswise — Summary of a study being published online March 25, 2013 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reports that Chinese women who consumed more soy before being diagnosed with lung cancer lived longer compared with those who consumed less soy. Quote for attribution to Jyoti Patel, MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Communications Committee member and lung cancer expert. Links to additional information on Cancer.Net, ASCO’s cancer information Website New results from a large observational follow-up... Read more →

Freeholder Arter: “We’re Done Talking With Medford.”

Says Other Towns Should Not Be Burdened With Medford’s Building Costs (March 27, 2013)Saying that the Medford Township Council has repeatedly and stubbornly refused to find common ground with the County on a plan to renovate and upgrade the Pinelands Library Branch in Medford, Freeholder Leah Arter today said she will begrudgingly pursue discussions with other communities interested in hosting the Pinelands Branch Library. "Councilman Randy Pace and some of his council colleagues on the Medford Council have made it clear that they would rather fight with the county than work with us in regard to preserving the Pinelands Branch... Read more →

Philadelphia Parking Authority: Red Light Cameras Make Philadelphia Safer

By Frank Domizio NEWS “The goal isn’t to generate revenue. In fact, over time your revenue will actually drop because people are more compliant with the law, which is what you want to see.” -Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey In 2005 the PA General Assembly authorized the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) to establish a Red Light Camera Program in Philadelphia. Since then, the PPA has equipped 24 intersections with over 100 cameras throughout the city. The cameras monitor traffic and automatically photograph vehicles that drive into an intersection after the light has turned red. Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey along with other... Read more →

» Bloomberg's Reckless Ad » News -- GOPUSA

New York City Nanny, er, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is bankrolling a $12 million television ad campaign to lobby senators in key states, Pennsylvania included, to vote for new gun-control legislation, specifically universal background checks. But a dangerous thing happened on the way to a TV screen near you. In one of the ads, a supposed common guy outfitted in a flannel shirt, seated on the tailgate of a pickup truck and touting "responsible" gun ownership, violates three fundamental rules of safe gun handling. As Emily Miller of The Washington Times first reported, the man, with children playing in the background,... Read more →

Police Arrest Camden Murder Suspect

March 26,2013--Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson reported an arrest has been made in connection with a Camden homicide committed earlier this month. Tymere Suiter, M/21 ,of the 1300 block of Park Boulevard in Camden, was arrested Tuesday in Clementon on a Murder warrant for the killing of Randolph Rivera on March 7. The warrant was issued March 19 and the arrest was conducted by parole officers from the Juvenile Justice Commission. Suiter is accused of shooting Rivera, M/35, of Camden, multiple times outside his home on the 1300 block of Chesapeake Road about... Read more →


MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Cinnaminson Director of Public Safety Michael P. King announced today that a Shamong resident has been charged with Murder in connection with the death of a 1-year-old toddler who was being fostered by his girlfriend. Steven Donaldson, age 29, of 14 Wesickamen Drive in Shamong, N.J., was charged with one count of Murder for the death of Claudia Nunes on February 12, 2013. Claudia turned a year old the day before her death. The investigation revealed that on February 12, 2013 Donaldson was caring for Claudia in his girlfriend’s... Read more →

Leafey, Johnson add ECAC Metro honors/Hall helps power Raptors' win

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 26, 2013) – It’s been quite a week for Rutgers University-Camden seniors Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City) and Ashleigh Johnson (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional),and the two Scarlet Raptors haven’t even played a softball game yet. Leafey, Rutgers-Camden’s centerfielder, and Johnson, its right-handed pitching ace, were named as Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week by the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Monday. Today, they added the same honors as they captured the ECAC Division III Metro Player and Pitcher of the Week recognition. The honors came on their spectacular performances during the Scarlet Raptors’ 9-0... Read more →


Charles J. Chaput (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release March 27, 2013 HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS - March 28th, 9:40 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist. All Archdiocesan priests gather to concelebrate with the Archbishop and to renew their priestly promises. During this Mass, Archbishop Chaput will bless the Oil of Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick, and consecrate the Oil of Chrism. These holy oils are used throughout the Archdiocese during the coming year in the celebration of the Sacraments. (mult-box feed available) For those who cannot... Read more →

Unlikely Fellowship Saved Thousands of Jobs

by Wil Levins Below are a few paragraphs from "Taking Care of Our Own: How Democrats, Republicans, Business, and Labor Saved Thousands of Jobs and Our Refineries", a case study commissioned by Temple University's Center for Regional Politics, which detailed the potentially calamitous events that transpired over the past two years for our region's energy production future. As someone who lived directly within this uncertainty, and was prepared to completely turn their family's lives upside down in the event of a closure, I can personally attest to the economic disaster that an unsuccessful outcome would have brought to the workers... Read more →

Urge Gov. Christie to Stand Up for Taxpayers against Big Labor Union Bosses!

Americans for Prosperity--The Hurricane Sandy crisis should not be exploited by opportunistic politicians in Trenton to line the pockets of Big Labor Union Bosses and expand the reach of cost-inflating project labor agreements (PLAs). State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-03), an ardent Big Labor advocate and member of theInternational Association of Ironworkers, has strong-armed the Union PLA bill (Senate Bill S2425/Assembly Bill A3679) through the Legislature and now it’s up to Gov. Christie to veto this transparent Big Labor giveaway. As AFP has pointed out in recent e-mails, PLAs drive up costs by limiting competition from nonunion merit shops—effectively shutting... Read more →


New Jersey’s Official State Rifle & Pistol Association Last month, anti-gun Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly rammed through 20 of 43 pieces of legislation that do nothing to prevent another tragedy or make schools safer, and everything to limit self-defense and the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Apparently, they just don’t know when to stop – the legislative feeding frenzy of anti-gun bill introductions by Democrats has steadily continued, and the latest bill count is now at 76, and there’s no end in sight. Apparently, they won’t be satisfied until there’s nothing left of the Second Amendment in theGarden... Read more →

Trenton Gang Member "Petey Black" Pleads Guilt to Racketeering for Leading Gangster Killer Bloods

March 26, 2013 press release TRENTON - Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that Bernard Green, the leader of the Gangster Killer Bloods street gang in Trenton, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated manslaughter for ordering that gang members carry out a shooting in 2005 that caused the death of 22-year-old Sharee Voorhees, who was caught in gunfire while out on her porch. Green also pleaded guilty to racketeering, admitting he directed the gang’s activity, including drug dealing and other shootings, during a period of intense violence in 2005 between his faction of the Bloods and rival gangs.“Sharee Voorhees’... Read more →


March 27 press release Public’s help sought with investigation into her death MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced today that the body of a woman found last year in a wooded area of Pemberton Township, N.J. has been identified as a resident of the Levittown section of Falls Township, Pa. The woman, identified as Molly Lynch, was reported missing to the Falls Township Police Department in April 2012. At that time, she was 22 years of age. Her remains were found off of Quail Run Trail in... Read more →

Bellmawr Residents Okay Bond Referendum; Brooklawn Voters Against Proposed Middle School

By: Anne Forline Gloucester City News (Gloucester City News March 21 issue)Bellmawr’s highly anticipated $3 million roof referendum passed by 125 votes while Brooklawn’s $1.8 million referendum was voted down 121-109. Bellmawr School Superintendent, Annette Castiglione, confirmed the official numbers of 559 yes votes and 425 no votes and commented, “We are very happy that we can finally get moving on this.” She was impressed with the large turn-out and said that in in the past, general school budget elections yield only about 600 voters. She credited a Facebook page, the schools’ PTOs and parental support as all being instrumental... Read more →

Gloucester City Board of Education Says State Funding Down $1.6 Million

By: Anne Forline Gloucester City News (GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS MARCH 21 ISSUE)--During the recent Gloucester City Board of Education meeting, board member Jackie Borger said that when the State Budget was announced, “We came out $363,000 up. However, benefits costs are being driven up 13%, so we are actually down $1.6 million.” As for how this deficit will affect the district, Borger said it will be addressed and discussed at the upcoming Budget Meeting on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm. In the old business portion of the meeting, board member Patrick Hagan, made a motion to allow the transfer... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic/Barnes & Noble Bookfair Set for Friday, March 29 |

The Gloucester Catholic/Barnes & Noble Bookfair is set for Friday, March 29 at Barnes & Noble in Deptford. The bookfair will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., so come out and join in on the fun: See our students’ best art! See our students perform! Take your picture with the Ram! Get an early start on summer reading! A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchase will benefit Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High with all proceeds benefiting the cross country teams and Athletic Fields Campaign. If you can’t attend the bookfair, support the event online from March 29 through... Read more →


Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, on October 25, 2007. While conducting a patrol as team leader with Company B, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, Specialist Giunta and his team were navigating through harsh terrain when they were ambushed by a well-armed and well-coordinated insurgent force. While under heavy enemy fire, Specialist Giunta immediately sprinted towards cover and engaged the enemy. Seeing that his squad leader had fallen and believing... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Remember Ol' Marsh

BY Slim Randles ( buried Marshall Sprack last Saturday, and we will miss him. Ol’ Marsh was the cheerful old-timer who could be seen each day walking his two tiny dogs around the neighborhood. He always had a smile and wave for everyone. He was a very private guy, however. We all knew him, but didn’t really know him, if you get my drift. He’d been retired for more years than some young married folks here had been alive. And he wasn’t the kind of guy who needed to come down to the Mule Barn coffee shop and settle the... Read more →

AMAC: What the Grand Old Party — and all of us — can learn from Coach K.

Posted 03/18/2013 | Opinion 5 - By Lee Habeeb & Mike Leven - It’s that blessed time of the year for college-basketball fans: March Madness. It’s even good fun for people who couldn’t care less about the sport but want to get in on the office betting pool. And if there’s one basketball program that exemplifies everything college hoops is about, it’s Duke University’s. Since 1980, Duke has made the Final Four eleven times, earned the top seed twelve times, and won four national championships. Eighteen former Duke players are currently in the NBA. But the most impressive record of... Read more →

The 100th Year Anniversary of the Greatest Natural Disaster in the United States

BY Jeff Satterly and Robert Muhlhauser special to CNBNEWS.NET The week of March 21st through March 26th marks the 100 year anniversary of one of the greatest natural disasters to ever hit the United States. A series of storms led to intense flooding and even tornadoes across the Midwest and parts of New England this week in 1913, leaving hundreds dead, thousands homeless, and causing billions of dollars of damage. Dayton, Ohio was the hardest hit city by far, with hundreds dead and thousands displaced, as well as damage totaling the equivalent of some $100 million in today's dollars. Pittsburgh... Read more →

Medal of Honor Recipients Honor Civilian Heroes

By J.D. Leipold Army News Service WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 – Twenty-one Medal of Honor recipients who put their lives on the line in extraordinary ways and circumstances paid tribute yesterday to four citizen-heroes who also went above and beyond for their fellow man. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at an event at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial marking the 150th anniversary of the award of the first Medal of Honor and honoring citizen heroes in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2013. U.S.... Read more →

‘Missile to nowhere’ survives

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 12:51 am Posted in Air, Land Army generals have said repeatedly the service doesn’t want it. The Senate voted 94–5 to kill funding in its final year. But much like Michael Myers in the Halloween horror series, this missile defense system just won’t die. Lockheed Martin’s Medium Extended Air and Missile Defense System, better known as MEADS, sounds like a weapons system the U.S. military might want to invest. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced a $1 billion program to improve U.S. ballistic missile defenses following the nuclear tests and threats from North... Read more →