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March 2013

Explorers Upset Kansas State, 63-61, In NCAA Second Round

Box Score Box Score (PDF) Press release March 22, 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dr. John Giannini kept calling timeouts as La Salle's big lead kept slipping away, an 18-point halftime advantage wiped out by fourth-seeded Kansas State's frantic comeback. The coach's message every time was simple: Keep playing defense. The Explorers finally answered his challenge. Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds, and the No. 13 seed from the Atlantic 10 buckled down on defense in the closing minutes, allowing the Explorers to polish off a 63-61 upset win Friday in the second round... Read more →

Farabella's complete game lifts Raptors

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 22, 2013) – Junior southpaw Ryan Farabella (Vineland, NJ/Buena Regional) scattered 12 hits in a complete game performance to raise his record to 2-0 and lead the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team over McDaniel College, 5-3, here Friday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Scarlet Raptors improve to 10-6 with their third straight win, while the Green Terror falls to 9-6. Rutgers-Camden scored single runs in the first two innings on a sacrifice fly by sophomore first baseman Connor Hall (Delran, NJ/Delran) and a run-scoring single by senior leftfielder Nicco Esgro (Glassboro, NJ/Glassboro). McDaniel bunched four... Read more →


Hawks Open Conference Slate with Win for Fifth Straight Season AMBLER, Pa. – Senior righthander Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) broke the Saint Joseph’s record for career strikeouts on Friday afternoon as the SJU baseball team kicked off its Atlantic 10 slate with an 8-3 win over Temple at Skip Wilson Field. Mullen fanned five on the day, and his career total now stands at 216. Mullen eclipsed the record of 212, which had been held by Saint Joseph’s Athletics Hall of Famer John Butz for 47 years, when he caught Tyler Elko looking to end the bottom of... Read more →

Holy Week and Easter Masses at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul |

Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday March 24, 2013 - March 31, 2013 PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD - March 24th, 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Proclamation of the Passion. It marks the beginning of Holy Week. (no mult-box feed available) HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS - March 28th, 9:40 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Charles J. Chaput (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist. All Archdiocesan... Read more →

Putting a Patch on Migraines |

Migraine (Photo credit: librarygrrrl) On this page: How the Patch Works What Causes a Migraine? FDA-Approved Drugs If you're one of the more than 30 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you know that calling them "just another headache" is like calling a hurricane "just another storm." Fortunately, says neurologist Eric Bastings, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Neurology at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are practical measures you can take to prevent painful migraines and FDA-approved medications to either stave off their onset or relieve their pain. There are two basic kinds of medications for migraine:... Read more →

Letters: The Leftist Media is Shameless

The leftist media are now officially shameless. Senator Harry Reid disgraced the Senate floor by linking the tiny budget cuts known as the sequester to seven Marines dying in a terrible accident. ABC, CBS, and NBC gave this outrageous lie ZERO seconds of coverage. They censored one of the most disgusting lies ever uttered by a Senator on the Senate floor. I never cease to be appalled by the stories the liberal media will censor in order to advance the radical Left's dangerous agenda. But this time they have gone too far. If Senator Reid had an ounce of honor,... Read more →

Obituary: Leonard Pobutkiewicz, 70, of Camden NJ |

POBUTKIEWICZ Leonard Leo On March 18, 2013. Age 70. Of Camden. Formerly of Jersey City, NJ. Survived by his sons; Mark Pobutkiewicz (wife Jody) and Kenneth Pobutkiewicz, his grandchildren; Jessica, Daniel, Jason, Henry and Samuel, his sister; Florence. Predeceased by parents; Joseph Pobutkiewicz and Helen (nee Klimisufski), his siblings; Stanley, Joseph and Celia. Born in Plymouth, PA, Lenny proudly served in the Army National Guard. He worked as a computer engineer for Shearson American Express before retiring in 1988. Lenny was an avid fisherman and hunter. At the request of family, funeral services will be private. Condolences and memories may... Read more →

Obituary: Christina M. Punihaole, age 45, of Voorhees Township NJ

PUNIHAOLE Christina M. On March 18, 2013. Age 45. Of Voorhees Twp. Cherished Daughter of the late Herman K. Punihaole and Karen Anita (nee Wolf). Devoted companion of 6 years to Fred Newton of Voorhees. Loving Sister of Herman M. Punihaole and wife Belinda of Carlisle, PA., Lowell J. Punihaole of Kuwait and Rita Punihaole of Maple Shade. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Cremation is private and there will be no services. Condolences and memories may be shared at under the obituary of Christina M. Punihaole. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester... Read more →


As News Media Cut Back on Reporting, Nearly 1-in-3 Americans Say, They Have Abandoned an Outlet Due to Diminished Information On TV, Daytime Cable Offers Less Live Coverage; Local Stations Look More Vulnerable source: Pew Research Center Project for Excellence in Journalism March 18, 2013 – In the news media, a continued erosion of reporting resources has converged with growing opportunities for newsmakers, such as political figures, government agencies, companies and others, to take their messages directly to the public. The public, for its part, is not very aware of the financial struggles that have led to the news industry’s... Read more →

Korean War Veterans Visit Gloucester Catholic

March 19 press release GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Korean War veterans, including Captain Andrew T. Jackson of Cherry Hill and Honor Guard Fred Connolly of Turnersville, paid a visit to Mr. Pat Beckett's social studies classes at Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School on Friday, March 8. The veterans showed a brief film about the Korean War and then made presentations on their participation in the conflict, which took place between 1950 and 1953. Gloucester Catholic students who accompanied the veterans throughout the day were Brandon Wethman, Connor Morgan, Luke Demas, Nick Marks, Devin McCall, and Rory McPeak. Related articles Help with... Read more →


Senator Buono on Governor Christie’s Comments on Legislation to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy ( MARCH 21, 2013)New Brunswick, N.J.– Today, State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s statement that he was ‘of two minds’ and undecided on legislation to ban gay conversion therapy. "Gay children don't need to be 'cured,' they need to be loved and accepted for who they are, just like ALL of our children. Yet, Governor Christie says he's 'of two minds' on banning gay conversion therapy, a cruel and damaging process of trying to shame children into... Read more →

Raptors roll out bats to outlast Gallaudet, 14-9

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 21, 2013) – The Rutgers University-Camden baseball team put on its hitting shoes here Thursday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Scarlet Raptors pounded out 20 hits as they outlasted Gallaudet University, 14-9. The Scarlet Raptors improve to 9-6, while the Bison fall to 7-11. Junior second baseman Luis Maldonado (Ponce, Puerto Rico/Pennsauken), junior designated hitterGeorge Spingler (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester Catholic), senior leftfielder Nicco Esgro (Glassboro, NJ/Glassboro) and freshman shortstop Joe Sigismondi (Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional)collected three hits apiece for the Scarlet Raptors, with Sigismondi and Maldonado both adding two RBIs. Senior rightfielder Donnie Haines (Carneys... Read more →

Drumthwacket to be Illuminated in Blue as Part of National Light the Way Initiative

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Leads Nation’s First Spouses in Raising Awareness of Down Syndrome Cognitive Research March 20, 2013 (Trenton, NJ) – Recognizing the groundbreaking advances being made in the area of Down syndrome cognitive research, First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced today that Drumthwacket, the Governor’s Official Residence, will be lit in blue Thursday evening, March 21, to support the national Light the Way initiative. This year, Mrs. Christie is being joined by First Spouses from 22 states and territories, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee,... Read more →


Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Team partners with local charity to promote Hurricane Sandy relief CAMDEN, NJ. The Camden Riversharks have announced a partnership with Hometown Heroes for the 2013 season opener at Campbell’s Field. The Riversharks will play their home opener against the Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:05 p.m. with proceeds from the night going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The team will donate proceeds from the night to the New Jersey-based charity organization, Hometown Heroes, to benefit the “Restore the Shore” campaign. The Riversharks have agreed to donate $1 to Hometown Heroes for every ticket... Read more →

Mafalda M. Loberto, age 89, of Bellmawr NJ | cnbnews

(May 1, 1923 - March 20, 2013) Mafalda M. Loberto (nee Pampanini), on March 20, 2013, of Bellmawr. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late John L. Loberto. Devoted mother of Frank Loberto (Linda), Robert Loberto, Barbara Loberto and the late Patricia Loberto. Loving grandmom of Gina, Nicholas, Alyssa, and John. Dear sister of the late Florence Anastasia and Antoinette Carrabs. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 8:45 to 10:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am at St. Rita of Cascia Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr. Interment... Read more →

CNBNEWS COLLEGE SPORTS: Rowan Baseball Defeats Washington & Jefferson U., Raptor's Softball Sweeps Clarion University

Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) MARCH 21, 2013 source press releases ROWAN BASEBALL DEFEATS WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON, 9-1 WINTER HAVEN, FL – The Rowan University baseball team defeated Washington and Jefferson College, 9-1 on Thursday afternoon at Chain of Lakes Field. Right-hander Steven Melchiorre (sr. Atco, NJ/Hammonton) threw eight innings for his second win on the season. He (2-1) only gave up three hits and one earned run. Melchiorre struck out five batters. Righty Tyler Dean was the losing pitcher. He (0-1) went four innings and allowed four hits and six runs, two were earned. Rowan has a 9-4 record... Read more →

The Economics of Sportfishing: ASA Releases Report

Southwick Associates was also recently busy working with the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) to highlight another financial pillar of conservation, fishing, as described in the report, "Sportfishing in America: An Economic Force for Conservation." With the USFWS reporting that 33 million Americans age 16 or older went fishing in 2011, and ASA estimating there are potentially as many as 60 million Americans of all ages who consider themselves anglers in the country, fishing at least once every five years, the sportfishing community is undoubtedly vital to the economy and conservation. In fact, it is estimated that anglers spend approximately $48... Read more →

Passion for College Football Remains Robust

Impressive ratings and attendance figures signal the sport's relevance in every corner of the country. IRVING, Texas, March 19, 2013- The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) showcased today three impressive facts from the 2012 college football season that emphasize the strong interest in the sport by millions of fans across the country, including: Exceptional Attendance Figures: The sport produced the third highest attendance figure ever with 48.96 million fans attending a game, including 1.7 million spectators for the bowl games. Outstanding Television Viewership: More than 216 million viewers tuned in to watch the regular season with... Read more →

Fair powers Raptors to sweep

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 20, 2013) – The spring break trip to the Snowbird Invitational is becoming a fun journey for the Rutgers University-Camden softball team. The Scarlet Raptors raised their record to 5-0 on their trip to Myrtle Beach as they swept the University of Minnesota-Morris, 8-0 and 3-1, here Wednesday. The first game ended after five innings due to the eight-run rule. Rutgers-Camden improved to 8-3, extending its winning streak to five games. The Scarlet Raptors also have won six of their last seven contests. Minnesota-Morris falls to 2-6. The Scarlet Raptors return to varsity action at the... Read more →

New Alzheimer's Data Highlight The Disease's Deadly Toll - Kaiser Health News

Mar 19, 2013 According to figures released by the Alzheimer's Association, deaths from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia rose 68 percent between 2000 and 2010. NPR: Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Now A Deadlier Threat To Elderly Alzheimer's disease doesn't just steal memories. It takes lives. The disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and figures released Tuesday by the Alzheimer's Association show that deaths from the disease increased by 68 percent between 2000 and 2010 (Hamilton, 3/19). The Associated Press/Washington Post: Beyond Memory Loss, Report Finds 1 in 3 Seniors Dies With Dementia That Can Impede... Read more →


ELATED CATEGORY GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY BY CNBNews Staff Bill Tourtual, Butch Shaffer, and myself were talking A new look for Butch Shaffer photo credit Babe Tourtual recently about some of the characters we remembered growing up in Gloucester City, NJ back in the 40's, 50's, and 60's. Somehow the name of Albert "Monk" Schaffer, (no relation to Howard "Butch" Shaffer), came up in our conversation. Monk was a local hood who grew up in the 300 block of Morris Street. As a teenager he hung out at Augie's pool room (28 N. Burlington Street), Tuckers Corner (Cumberland and Atlantic Street)... Read more →

Philadelphia Eagles Help City Students Get In Shape

Primary Logo''' 1996–present (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By: Anne Forline Gloucester City News The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and Eagles Radio, together with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Jeremy Maclin, issued a challenge to New Jersey’s public school kids to get fit. The five-week program, from October 29 to December 2 of last year, challenged students to “Move Like Maclin.” More than 250 students at Mary Ethel Costello School, under the direction of physical education teacher, Lisa Triantafillou, with assistance from Patty Blaylock and Dana Fresolone, accepted the challenge. In order to “Move like Maclin” students walked, ran or jogged during... Read more →

Worcester State rips Raptors

LAKELAND, Fla. (March 19, 2013) – After knocking off a pair of ranked opponents in the last two days, the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team ran into a buzzsaw here Tuesday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. Worcester State University, of Worcester, Mass., collected 22 hits, two walks, one hit batsman and was aided by five Scarlet Raptor errors as it defeated Rutgers-Camden, 17-6. The Lancers improve to 4-4, while the Scarlet Raptors fall to 7-5. Rutgers-Camden, which knocked off #15-ranked Western New England University Sunday and split a doubleheader with #19 Trinity College on Monday, barely settled into Tuesday’s game... Read more →

In interviews, new Pope Francis confirms commitment to poor

March 16, 2013 Copyright Image Click to View Pope Francis arrives for a series of questions from the media on Saturday, March 16. He discussed his reaction to being chosen pope as well as his feelings on charity.(Alessandra Tarantino/AP) Pope Francis offered intimate insights Saturday into the moments after his election, telling journalists that he was immediately inspired to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi because of his work for peace and the poor — and that he himself would like to see "a poor church and a church for the poor." "Let me tell you a story,"... Read more →

6th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup April 13

MAYOR NUTTER, STREETS DEPARTMENT COUNTDOWN TO THE 6TH ANNUAL PHILLY SPRING CLEANUP Philadelphia, March 15, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Philadelphia Streets Department announced that the 6th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 13 (rain date is Saturday, April 20). Mayor Nutter launched the countdown to the citywide cleanup at the Community Women’s Education Project (CWEP) in Kensington. Residents can volunteer for a Philly Spring Cleanup project online at “I’m continually inspired by the ongoing citizen engagement that is part of the Philly Spring Cleanup,” said Mayor Nutter. “Community involvement is the... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Speak Out? Or Shut Up?

Pope Francis met with media (Photo credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales)) March 18, 2013 Bill Donohue comments on how two bicoastal newspapers are reporting on Pope Francis and the so-called Dirty War: No sooner had Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio been elected Pope Francis when the Los Angeles Times started reporting on his alleged “timidity” in fighting Argentina’s dictatorship during the Dirty War, 1976 to 1983. The newspaper also cited the rap that he was “too quiet” during this period. Similarly, the New York Times is saying that the pope is being accused of “knowing about abuses and failing to... Read more →

Louisville Slugger Recalling the Entire Current Line of OneX Fastpitch Softball Bat

English: Louisville Slugger logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. March 2013 Little League International has been advised that Louisville Slugger is recalling the entire current line of the OneX fastpitch softball bat (all lengths and weights) from the market. Model numbers affected by this recall are FP136, FP1369 and FP1368. Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, these bats are no longer approved for play in any level of the Little League Softball program. It should be noted that both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) have... Read more →


I want to tell you about a terrific event that families and children should plan to attend. The Camden County Board of Freeholders is sponsoring a free interactive conference on parenting for families and kids called “Raising The Next Generation” on Saturday, April 13th, from 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Pennsauken High School. We created this conference to help families raise bright, healthy, happy children. It will be a day of learning, but one of fun interactive activities for all ages. Parenting expert, TV host, author and Courier-Post columnist, Lu Hanessian, from Cherry Hill, will be the keynote speaker and there... Read more →

James E. Hannold, GHS Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient, WW II Army Veteran, Magnolia Community Activist/Councilman /

On March 17, 2013. Age 87. Of Magnolia, formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen Hannold (nee Pine). Loving father of Mary Lou and William S. Adams of Gloucester City, Sandra Lee and Thomas Adams of Stratford, NJ, Terri Lynn and Paul Taggart of Fort Myers, FL, and his predeceased daughter, Lori Ann Hannold. Loving grandfather of Michelle and Kevin Biehl, Timothy and ''Missy'' Adams, and Jennifer Adams. Dear brother of Lois (nee Hannold) and the late John Shelton, Dolores (nee Hannold) and the late William Gifford , the late Frank W. Hannold, Sr. and the... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio

English: 17th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. This incident is under investigation. Related articles American Heroes: Five Soldiers Killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan | cnbnews AMERICAN HEROES: Chief Petty Officer Christian Pike, Spc David T. Proctor American Hero: Names of... Read more →

Lions earn weekly NJAC honors

March 18, 2013 Ewing, NJ... Two players from both The College of New Jersey baseball and softball teams were recognized by the New Jersey Athletic Conference for their performances during the week ending March 17, 2013. Sophomore Josh Limon (Eastampton, NJ/Rancocas Valley) was named NJAC Player of the Week after going 10-for-20 over five games during the Lions’ spring trip down in Winter Haven, Fla. He also drove in eight runs during the week that included the game-winning in the hit in the bottom of the ninth in a 10-9 win over Rhode Island College. The first baseman was a... Read more →


Posted in Media Advisory Posted on March 15, 2013 by City of Philadelphia Philadelphia, March 15, 2013 – Since 2011, the City of Philadelphia experienced a population growth of 9,040 residents, a .6 percent increase, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These findings are the result of the 2012 Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program (PEP), estimating the change in residents from July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012. The current estimated population is 1,547,607. In 2011, Philadelphia’s population was estimated to be 1,538,567. According the 2010 U.S. Census, Philadelphia’s population was 1,526,006. “Philadelphia keeps moving in the right direction,” said... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: Deer Hunt in Idyllic D.C. Park Will Go Forward

English: A white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By RYAN ABBOTT MARCH 15, 2013 WASHINGTON (CN) - A federal judge approved the mass killing of deer in Rock Creek Park, the first authorized killing of animals in the D.C. park's 120-year history. Five Washington residents joined in Defense of Animals in suing National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last year after it approved a plan to control the growing deer population in the park with decided a combination of methods both nonlethal and lethal, which involves... Read more →

New Rutgers-Camden baseball coach Dennis Barth trying to bring Gloucester Catholic success

Scott Chappelear/South Jersey Times March 17, 2013 6:00:00 AM EDT View full size Rutgers-Camden first-year head baseball coach Dennis Barth (center) smiles with his assistant coaches during a game against Penn State-Abington, Friday, March 15, 2013. He was the Gloucester Catholic baseball coach the past 19 years. (Staff Photo by Tim Hawk/South Jersey Times) Tim Hawk CAMDEN — Dennis Barth is not a man prone to change, and has little reason to be. His way of doing things bred maybe the best run of success with what’s considered by many to be the best high school baseball program in South... Read more →

CNBNEWS Hunting and Fishing: World-Record Yellowfin Tuna: Angler Wins $1M Prize from Mustad

Article by Ben Romans. Uploaded on March 15, 2013 Last fall, we reported on one of the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught—a 427 lb. fish big enough to land angler Guy Yocom’s name in the IGFA record books. Recently, the fish Yocom hauled in on September 18 off the shore of Cabo San Lucas also put his name in the “pay to” column on a $1 million check from Mustad for using one of their hooks to catch it. [World Record Yellowfin Tuna: Read The Full Story of the Catch Here] LINK SUBMITTED BY GARY DEVINE Read more →

Camden County Tech School Receives Honor

(March 15, 2013- Pennsauken, NJ) - Camden County Technical School’s Pennsauken Campus (Penn Tech) was named a 2013 New Jersey School of Character by the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character Development (NJASECD). School representatives will attend a special recognition ceremony during the NJASECD Annual Conference at Rider University in Lawrenceville on March 18 at 9:00 a.m. “The Camden County Technical School’s students and staff members truly deserve this recognition. The culture of respect fostered among students and their proactive approach to character development is unprecedented,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Technical School. “They... Read more →

Singular Cal by Ryan L. Cole - City Journal

English: Calvin Coolidge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From the city council to the statehouse, from the mayor’s office to the governor’s office, Coolidge’s career was a frenzy of realized ambition. But he was not always the tax-cutter and small-government champion of conservative lore. Originally a mild supporter of Theodore Roosevelt’s progressivism, and an advocate of Republican unity at all costs, Coolidge often made it a priority to hold the middle ground. He didn’t hesitate to support his party, even if it meant more public spending. “There should be no parsimony in the care of our unfortunates,” he declared in 1916. But... Read more →

Keane's single in 15th lifts Raptors past #15 WNEU

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (March 17, 2013) – Freshman Steve Keane (Mantua, NJ/Clearview Regional)singled home the eventual winning run in the top of the 15th inning as the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team outlasted nationally-ranked Western New England University, 7-6, in its opening game here Sunday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. In a game that took 5:02 to play and featured 28 hits, 17 walks, five hit batsmen and six errors, the Scarlet Raptors were able to raise their record to 6-3 against a team which is ranked No. 15 nationally this week in the Top 25 poll. The Golden Bears,... Read more →

St. Joseph's Baseball Takes Two From Wagner

MERION STATION, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team earned a pair of victories on Sunday, finishing off Saturday's suspended game with a 14-5 win over Wagner before taking the nightcap, 6-5, over the Seahawks at Smithson Field. Anthony Cirillo scored four runs and drove in three over the course of the two games, while Quinn Renner and Stefan Kancylarz had four RBI apiece. In the resumption of Saturday's game, the Saint Joseph's bats exploded for 10 runs over the course of the fifth and sixth innings as the Hawks cruised to a 14-5 win. Kancylarz was 3-for-4 with a... Read more →

Folksy pope wins more hearts with first Angelus

VATICAN CITY (AFP) March 17, 2013 12:07:21 PM EDT Giuseppe Cacace/AFP Pope Francis appears from the window of the apartments at St Peter's Square on March 17, 2013 at the Vatican. Francis appeared before some 150,000 pilgrims for his first Angelus prayer and asked the faithful to pray for him. Pope Francis on Sunday underscored his man-of-the-people approach with his firstAngelus prayer as pontiff, taking a folksy tone in front of 150,000 enthusiastic pilgrims in St Peter's Square. "Brothers and sisters, hello," said the Argentine pope, using the same formula as when he greeted the faithful for the first time... Read more →

Early US exit could deliver hit to Classic

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) March 17, 2013 1:28:57 AM EDT Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP/File Vinnie Pestano of the US walks off the pitch after giving up a two RBI double during their WBC game against Puerto Rico on March 15, 2013. The Americans' 4-3 loss meant that for the second time in three events, the US squad didn't make it out of the second round of the global showcase featuring elite MLB talent. The World Baseball Classic was thrown a curve ball earlier this week when Puerto Rico shocked the star-studded United States team 4-3, dashing the Americans' hope of reaching the... Read more →

Lighthouse Baptist Church Congregation Celebrate 20th Anniversary |

Lighthouse Parishioners celebrate GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On March 10, 2013 Lighthouse Baptist Church celebrated 20 years of ministry to the Gloucester City, Camden area with a big HOMECOMING ANNIVERSARY DAY. Dr. Fred Schindler of Darlington Maryland, who was instrumental in helping to start the church, was the guest preacher and the Sweitzer Family from Secane, PA provided special music. The Lord provided excellent weather, the attendance was excellent and the church enjoyed a fantastic day. Dr. Fred Schindler After the morning service all in attendance enjoyed a "Dinner-On-The-Grounds" with a huge assortment of homemade food, truly a feast to be seen!... Read more →


AND THE LEGACY OF A NAME BY REVEREND CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. Cap., D.D. Archbishop of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA PA (March 15, 2013)--Francis is the name of several extraordinary saints. Francis Xavier, cofounder of the Jesuits, is one of history's greatest missionaries. Francis Borgia, a member of one of the most famous (and infamous) families of the Renaissance, turned away from wealth and privilege, joined the Society of Jesus and rose to become its superior general. And Francis De Sales, the great mystical writer, ascetic and bishop, founded a religious order of women with St. Jane De Chantal. He also worked... Read more →


A woman was having a passionate affair with an Irish inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. 'Quick,' said the woman to the lover, 'into the closet!' and she pushed him in the closet stark naked. The husband, however, became suspicious and, after a search of the bedroom, discovered the man in the closet. 'Who are you?' he asked him. 'I'm an inspector from Bugs-B-Gone,' said the exterminator. 'What are you doing in there?' the husband asked. 'I'm investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths,'... Read more →


Hawks Take First Conference Crown Since 1999; Earn First NCAA Berth Since 2000 BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Trailing by as many as 12 early in the game, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team roared back to earn a 47-46 victory over Fordham in the final of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. The win gives the Hawks their first Atlantic 10 title since 1999, and punches SJU’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Natasha Cloud was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Championship, while Chatilla van Grinsven joined her on the All-Championship Team.... Read more →

Baker Leads Women's Basketball Past Fordham in Atlantic 10 Championship Opener, 63-52

(By Nikki Philpot) PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's A-10 All-Conference Second Team selection Michelle Baker led all scorers with 20 points on 10-of-16 shooting to lead #5 Saint Joseph's over #12 Fordham, 63-52, in the opening round of the 2012 Buick Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship on Friday afternoon at Hagan Arena. With the win, Saint Joseph's (20-9) advances to the quarterfinals to face off against fourth-seeded Richmond Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30pm. Baker led four Hawks in double digits as junior guard Ashley Prim added 13 points for Saint Joseph's and senior guardKatie Kuester and sophomore forward Ashley... Read more →

CNBNEWS COLLEGE SPORTS For Saturday: Rowan Wins, Hawks/Wagner Cancel, Rutgers Offense Hot, Lions Shine in Florida, Ducks Split

update 8PM ROWAN BASEBALL EDGES NUMBER ONE RANKED CORTLAND, 5-4 LEESBURG, FL – The Rowan University baseball team edged number one ranked SUNY Cortland, 5-4 on Saturday at Lake Sumter Community College. It was Rowan’s second game at the RussMatt Tournament during spring break. The Profs are 7-2 overall while the Red Dragons are 10-4 on the season. On Friday, Rowan lost 12-8 against Cortland. Right-hander Jeff White (sr. Medford, NJ/Sterling) earned the win on the mound. White (1-0) went six innings and gave up six hits and four earned runs. He struck out four batters. Righty Nick Henderson (jr.... Read more →

Thieves Steal 60 Feet of Copper Water Pipe from Planet Fitness Building in Brooklawn

FEBRUARY 2013 Brooklawn Police Press release: On 2/23/13 officers responded to a found burglary at the Planet Fitness building in the Brooklawn Shopping Center. Sometime during the overnight hours unknown actor(s) removed approximately 60 feet of copper water piping from the building. Anyone with any information regarding this incident please contact police. In othe rmatters, On 2/1/13 at 9:06am officers responded to the Days Inn Room 124 for a report of a female being held against her will at gunpoint by two unknown males. After the room was secured by officer’s it was determined that there was no weapon involved... Read more →

No. 12 Virginia Baseball Rallies in Ninth, Tops Clemson in 11 Innings

MARCH 15 Papi ties game with RBI single in ninth, wins it with HR in 11th CLEMSON, S.C. – Mike Papi (So., Tunkhannock, Pa.) hit a pinch-hit, game-tying single in the ninth inning and the go-ahead solo home run in the 11th as the No. 12 Virginia baseball team rallied to top Clemson, 6-5, Friday evening at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Virginia (16-1, 3-1 ACC) trailed 5-2 with one out in the ninth inning before staging a comeback to force extra innings. Virginia has won nine straight games against Clemson (10-6, 2-2) dating to 2010, marking its longest... Read more →

Chief Paul E. Hartsein Retired Camden County Fire Marshal, NJ State Fire Commissioner

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Chief Paul E. Hartstein lost his battle with cancer. Paul was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing and expressed his wish for the following. Viewing- A public viewing to held on Friday evening, March 15, 2013 at the Healy Funeral Home, # 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, New Jersey from 18:00 – 22:00 hours. Services- A Saturday morning viewing will be held at the St. Vincent Polotti Church, 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Township, New Jersey from 09:30 AM till 10:45 AM with a Christian Mass at 11:00AM. Interment will be... Read more →