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April 2013

OBITUARY: Flora I. Marshall, age 88, formerly of Gloucester Hts and Pompano Bleach

MARSHALL FLORA I. Left us on April 30, 2013, at the age of 88. Formerly of Gloucester Heights and Pompano Beach, FL, Flora was residing in Cherry Hill with her oldest daughter Dolores Hamilton (Rich). In additions to Dolores, Flora was survived and being cared for by her children Joanne Quinn (Edward), Walt Naumann (Violet), Kit Camilio (Robert), John Taylor and EdwinaEgnak (Johnny) with all them at her side when she left us. Along with her 6 children, Flora is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 17 great greatgrandchildren. Flora was an amazing woman who achieved many... Read more →

Two Shootings Overnight in Camden City

April 30, 2013 Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a pair of non-fatal shootings overnight. The first was reported about 8 p.m. Monday in the area of Louis and Sheridan streets in Camden. By the time officers arrived the victim, a 23-year-old Camden man, had been shot while driving a white 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe in the area, went home to tell relatives and they took him to Cooper Hospital for treatment. The second incident was reported shortly after midnight near the intersection of 31st and Merriel streets in Camden. In this incident a 21-year-old... Read more →

AW169 Helicopter Final Assembly Line To Be Established at Philadelphia Plant

30/04/2013 AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a final assembly line for the new generation AW169 helicopter will be established at its AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility located at Northeast Philadelphia Airport in the United States of America. The first Philadelphia built AW169 helicopter will be inducted into the final assembly in May 2014 and will be delivered to the first customer in early-2015. The new production line will ramp up to produce around 20 aircraft per year by 2017. Incorporating a lean advanced manufacturing philosophy, the new AW169 production line will be scalable to accommodate production escalations based... Read more →

TCNJ drops tourney opener to Kean 8-3

April 30,2013 Union, NJ … The College of New Jersey fell to top-seeded Kean University 7-2 in its New Jersey Athletic Conference opening game on Tuesday afternoon in Union, NJ. The Lions (17-21) will now visit fifth-seeded Ramapo College and look to stave off elimination and reach the Saturday round of games that will be hosted at Kean. The Roadrunners dropped a 6-1 decision to William Paterson University. The Cougars (31-8) used a three-run fifth inning stretch out a 3-2 lead and advance in the winner’s bracket. Kean will face off against Richard Stockton College on Thursday at home. Senior... Read more →

Katie Warrington and Brook Ash Capture Final 2013 CACC Softball Weekly Accolades

DATE: April 29, 2013 NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - Closing out the regular season with a 4-2 week, Wilmington University softball players Katie Warrington and Brook Ash were honored by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference by earning a spot on the Weekly Report on Monday afternoon. Warrington (Townsend, Del.) and Ash (Millsboro, Del.) continued their outstanding 2013 season this past week, helping the team clinch the third seed in the upcoming CACC Tournament. For their efforts Warrington was named the CACC Pitcher of the Week while Ash was named a CACC Co-Rookie of the Week. It is the fourth time... Read more →

Attention Sevier Tea Party: Our Smokies Our Future (OSOF) is all but dead

Members, To many, it may well seem that our organization has done nothing to affect major issues; that all we do is meet once a month to gripe. The following article due to be published in the Syemour Hearld Wednesday May 1st dispells that notion. I am proud to say that because of your participation, Our Smokies Our Future (OSOF) is all but dead. A special thanks goes to two instrumental members of the steering committe for their research and perserverance; Marc Hayes and former chairman Rob Bremer. Without Rob's forsight, our party would not have been involve in opposing... Read more →

American Heroes: Sailors Missing From Vietnam War Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that a Navy pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with his crew. Navy Lt. Dennis W. Peterson of Huntington Park, Calif., was the pilot of a SH-3A helicopter that crashed in Ha Nam Province, North Vietnam. Peterson was accounted for on March 30, 2012. Also, aboard the aircraft was Ensign Donald P. Frye of Los Angeles, Calif.; Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technicians William B. Jackson of Stockdale, Texas; and Donald P. McGrane of Waverly, Iowa. The crew will... Read more →

American Heroes: Soldiers Missing From Vietnam War Identified

press release April 30 The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that a Navy pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with his crew. Navy Lt. Dennis W. Peterson of Huntington Park, Calif., was the pilot of a SH-3A helicopter that crashed in Ha Nam Province, North Vietnam. Peterson was accounted for on March 30, 2012. Also, aboard the aircraft was Ensign Donald P. Frye of Los Angeles, Calif.; Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technicians William B. Jackson of Stockdale, Texas; and Donald P. McGrane of Waverly,... Read more →


April 30,2013 Ewing, NJ... Clutching hitting and a two-hit performance from its pitcher keyed The College of New Jersey softball team to a win in the opening round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament as the Lions blanked visiting Richard Stockton College 3-0 on Tuesday. Third-seeded TCNJ (26-11) continues in the winner’s bracket of the tournament and will face second-seeded Montclair State University (38-3) at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3. The weekend portion of the tournament is being hosted by top-seeded Rowan University. With the loss, fourth-seeded Richard Stockton (30-10) will take on Rowan at 1 p.m. on... Read more →

Rowan Football Team Registers 493 People at Bone Marrow Event

Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release April 30 GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University football team registered 493 people at its fifth annual Get In The Game. Save A Life. Be The Match Registry on Wednesday, April 24. The event was held in the University’s Chamberlain Student Center. Rowan collected 255 and 310 people in 2012 and 2011 respectively. Since the University started the registry, over 1,700 people have enrolled. Rowan is one of 34 colleges across the nation that participates in the process. As of today, seven schools have held their registries with 2,113 people volunteering. More than... Read more →

Commentary: Focus on Illegal Gun Trafficking and Culture of Violence |

by Anthony P. Mauro Sr. There are many people working on gun control legislation in New Jersey. I like the idea of enhanced penalties for gun crimes. I also like the emerging emphasis on mental-health treatment. But I think there are two critical areas being overlooked. New Jersey has the second most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Therefore, creating additional laws should not be the focus of the state; it should instead be ensuring any new laws squarely make us safer, and that we do so without further eroding our second amendment rights in the process. For example, research... Read more →

Pennacchio to Submit Resolution to Dock Rutgers State Funding

Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris), a Budget & Appropriations Committee member, will introduce a resolution to dock Rutgers University an amount in state aid equal to their excessive payouts related to the Coach Mike Rice scandal. “The overwhelming majority of taxpayers are rightly disgusted with how Rutgers is paying off those who failed in their public roles to foster youths,” Pennacchio said. “It is appalling that the University would even think it’s acceptable to give those responsible for the Coach Rice calamity some $2.1 million in departing gifts. If they want to waste money, taxpayers or students won’t be picking up... Read more →


TRENTON - On Wednesday May 1, Department of Environmental Protection Assistant Commissioner for Sustainability and Green Energy Bob Marshall will speak on the role of alternative fuels in environmental stewardship during a workshop at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, Burlington County. The Alternative Transportation Fuels Workshop begins at 8 a.m. with registration. Assistant Commissioner Marshall will speak at 9:35 a.m. He will discuss the DEP's efforts to address emissions from the transportation sector. This week is Air Quality Awareness Week, a national campaign to improve air quality. Emissions from cars and trucks is major source of air pollution in New... Read more →


SECRETARY DONOVAN AND GOVERNOR CHRISTIE ANNOUNCE APPROVAL OF NEW JERSEY'S DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD’s approval of New Jersey’s disaster recovery plan to help homeowners and businesses following Hurricane Sandy. Funded through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, New Jersey’s action plan calls for a $1.83 billion investment to support a variety of housing, infrastructure and business activities. Read New Jersey’s disaster recovery plan. Donovan, who also chairs President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, said today’s approval will allow the State to begin the long-term process... Read more →

Mary "Eileen" Rulis, of Gloucester City, Owner of Eileen's Studio 24

RULIS MARY “EILEEN” On April 28, 2013, (nee Nealon) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 62. She was the loving wife of the late Ronald S. Rulis, beloved daughter of the late Martin and Julia Nealon, loving mother of Edward Charon, Lisa Charon-Duffy (Patrick), Laurie Cary (Bruce) and Kerri Yates (Michael) and dear sister of Michael Nealon (Vonnie), Catherine McKeever (James), Julie Edwards (Wayne), Patricia Carr (Michael), Noreen Renzi (Michael), Thomas Nealon (Joyce), Christine Pastuzak (Andrew) and the late Martin Nealon (Kathy). She is also survived by 8 loving grandchildren. Eileen was the owner of Eileen’s Studio 24 in Gloucester City... Read more →

YOUR MONEY--Oregon’s Dilemma: How To Measure Health? |

By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting APR 26, 2013 There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to track the health of a population: the average blood pressure of a large group of people, the rate of mental illness, the average weight. Epidemiologists have been collecting this kind of data for years, but now, in Oregon, there is cold, hard cash riding on these metrics. In a special experiment that is part of the health law, the Obama Administration gave Oregon almost $2 billion to come up with its own system to coordinate care better. The idea is to get... Read more →

South Jersey Student-Athletes in the News

Gloucester High's Austin Darrow Baseball Player of the Week | The Lions junior and staff ace deserved a better fate and took a tough complete game loss on Wednesday to Glassboro, falling 2 - 0 in eight innings. Darrow scattered eight hits over eight innings, allowing just one earned run, walking two and striking out ten. He ranks second in area in K's. Side note: according to in the entire State Austin ranks 10th out of 1435 in innings pitched (33.2), 30th out of 1238 in strikeouts (33) 4th out 1312 in hits allowed (41) Former Gloucester Catholic... Read more →

Attention! Residents of Tabernacle, Winslow and Haddon Township

TABERNACLE RESIDENTS: SECOND QUARTER TAX REMINDER This is a reminder that the 2nd quarter taxes will be due on May 1, 2013. A ten day grace period will be extended, however, effective May 11, 2013 interest charges will be assessed retroactive to May 1, 2013. If you have any questions about your account, please call the Tabernacle Tax Office at (609) 268-0447 Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Susan Costales Tabernacle Township Tax Collector ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WINSLOW TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS For those residents that have applied and qualified for the Homestead Benefit Credit, the State has postponed the Homestead Benefit Credit to either the... Read more →


Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on April 28, 2013 YouTube On television, Joseph Derrico pursues a monster truck on foot, pulls the driver out of the vehicle and tosses him to the ground. He is on truTV’s “Bear Swamp Recovery,” a reality show on vehicle repos by the “baddest towing team in Jersey.” Yet Derrico collects a police disability pension of nearly $70,000 a year. In the eyes of the State of New Jersey, the retired Hamilton Township cop is “totally and permanently disabled” by a leg injury. No stranger to trouble, Derrico was a criminal defendant when he... Read more →

AMAC: Attacks on Our Constitutional Rights Grow Bolder and More Frequent

“Is it too much to require our lawmakers and public officials to reveal their position on the Constitution before they are elected or appointed?” Dan Weber, AMAC president BOHEMIA, NY, Apr 26 – “Threats to our Constitutional rights seem to be growing bolder and more frequent. This week the mayor of New York City called for changes that would give the government even more power to pry into our private lives; last week documents turned up showing the IRS was telling its agents to disregard the need for a warrant for personal email, text message and private social media messaging,”... Read more →


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Shred Documents and Recycle Computers & TVs Burlington County Freeholders will hold a recycling and shredding event on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm. The event will be held at the Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center, 130 Hancock Lane in Westampton. Burlington County residents will have the opportunity to shred confidential documents and safely dispose of computers and TVs. Nearly 4,612 residents participated in the previous 6 events, bringing in more than 122,000 pounds of documents and disposing of 169,000 pounds of “E-waste.” Best of all, residents do not even have to leave their cars. Volunteers... Read more →


WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK Freshman Earns Rookie of the Week Accolades for Second Time Apr. 29, 2013 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - For the second consecutive week, freshman sensation Dannah Hayward (Wilkes Barre, Pa./James M. Coughlin) has been named the Atlantic 10 Women's Track and Field Rookie of the Week, the league office announced today. Hayward has been selected for meets competed Apr. 22-28 after once again breaking her own school record in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2013 Penn Relays this past weekend. In the midst of a remarkable freshman campaign, Hayward entered the... Read more →

May 7th – May 12th– Veteran/Military/First Responder/Patriot

LOCAL UPCOMING EVENTS – Wine Tasting Event - American Legion – 5/7/2013 Please join us for an evening of Wine, Cheese and More ! Once again please enjoy an evening with us in Mediterranean style at Sofias of Margate. Proceeds will benefit the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation,Inc. The event cost is $ 25 payable at the door.Additional donations are encouraged and will be accepted at the door payable to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc. For more info on the foundation log onto and Restaurant info is available @ Sofia of Margate, Margate City NJ 2nd... Read more →

Guide to Philadelphia abortion doctor murder case

April 29, 2013, 2:55:46 PM EDT Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial, charged with murder, in the deaths of a female patient and four babies prosecutors say were born alive at the abortion clinic he ran. A look at the facts in the case: --- THE INVESTIGATION In 2010, federal agents who were raiding Gosnell's clinic in search of drug violations instead stumbled upon "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses in jars. State regulators shut down the Women's Medical Society clinic in westPhiladelphia and suspended Gosnell's license. --- THE GRAND JURY REPORT... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Stand With AFP For Lower Taxes

Would you believe that it takes New Jersey taxpayers 124 days of the year to pay their entire federal, state and local tax bill for the year to Uncle Sam? New Jersey’s suffocating tax climate is damaging our state’s competitiveness and ability to create jobs here, but when it’s put in terms like this it hits home. New Jersey taxpayers are working a third of the year just to fund the largesse of government. To put this in perspective, back in 1900 less than 6% of an average American’s income went to taxes. Today, it’s33%! While Tax Freedom Day for... Read more →

Six Unanswered Runs Gives Wilmington Baseball Ninth Straight Victory, 6-1, over Bridgeport

DATE: April 29, 2013 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - - Rounding out its 2013 nonconference schedule, the Wilmington University baseball team scored six unanswered runs to capture its ninth straight victory, a 6-1 win over Bridgeport in a makeup game on Monday afternoon at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The Wildcats (36-12 overall) scored the game’s tying run in the top of the fourth before tallying four in the top of the sixth to take the lead for good. Wilmington added a run in the top of the ninth as insurance before shutting the Purple Knights (18-21 overall) down for the final... Read more →

Commentary: MOX Not Populi

April 26, 2013 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE--Just how far will a member of Congress go to protect his pork? We've seen a lot of funny stuff over the years, but now a relatively noncontroversial cabinet-level nominee-- itself a rarity in Washington--is being held hostage over a boondoggle. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) put a hold on the confirmation of prospective Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz on Tuesday until Moniz or the Obama administration gives him the answers he wants on the future of a nuclear project in his home state. The Fiscal Year 2014 budget request released by the White House... Read more →


Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Completed in 1864; architects John Notman and Napoleon Eugene Henry Charles Le Brun. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Couples married for 1, 25, 50 years or more are invited to the Wedding Anniversary Mass Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples who have been married for 1, 25, 50 years or more. The Wedding Anniversary Mass recalls the significance of the Sacrament of Marriage and a tribute to the family, which is the cornerstone of society. Saturday, May... Read more →

The bionic dog: Mixed-breed Naki'o lost his paws to frostbite but can finally walk again after being fitted with four prosthetic limbs | Mail Online

A mixed-breed puppy had a tough start to live after losing all four of his paws and the tip of his tail to frostbite. Naki’o was left abandoned at a foreclosed Nebraska home when he was a young and was found alone, frozen into a puddle of icy water in the cellar. When he was eventually discovered, he was taken to an animal rescue center and under their care his paws healed to rounded stumps. Scroll down for video Naki'o was left abandoned at a foreclosed Nebraska home when he was a young and was found alone, frozen into a... Read more →


April 26, 2013 HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today that the Child Predator Unit made three arrests this week of men accused of using Internet file-sharing programs to download, share, and possess child pornography. Raul Arias, 54, 890 2nd Ave, Freedom, Beaver County. On April 25, agents executed a search warrant on Arias?s residence and computers. Investigators say dozens of files containing images or video of minors engaged in graphic sexual activity were found on his computer. Arias is charged with: five counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of distribution of child pornography, and one... Read more →


press release April 29, 2013 GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University baseball team is seeded third in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament. The Profs will host the fourth seed Richard Stockton College in the first round on Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. Rowan is 28-12 overall, while Richard Stockton has a 23-16 record. In the other first round games on Tuesday, the sixth seed The College of New Jersey (17-20) travels to the top seed Kean University (30-8) and the fifth seed Ramapo College (25-10-1) plays at the second seed William Paterson University (26-11). Both games... Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University softball team hosts Kean University in the first round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament on Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. The Profs (35-5) are the top seed in the conference tournament while the Cougars (24-5-1) are seeded sixth. In the other first round games, the second seed Montclair State University (37-3) is home against the fifth seed William Paterson University (19-19). The fourth seed Richard Stockton College (30-9) travels to the third seed The College of New Jersey (25-11). The conference tournament is double elimination. Rowan will host the... Read more →

Obituary: Florence "Frinjie" Perino, age 94, of Haddon Heights

PERINO Florence “Frinjie” A. (nee Tingar), Age 94, of Haddon Heights, NJ, was called home peacefully in her sleep by the Lord on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at home. Born in Bethlehem PA, Mrs. Perino had resided in Haddon Heights for 61 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Perino for 59 years whom she dated for 4 years prior to their marriage on an Army base during WWII. Loving mother of Marcia T. Burke (Tomas) of Florida and Bruce Louis Perino of Haddon Heights. Beloved grandmother of Andrew T. and Ryan L. Burke. Dear sister-in-law of... Read more →


April 29, 2013 press release MOUNT HOLLY – Law enforcement officials are investigating threats that were made to a group of Burlington County College employees who work at the physical education center at the school’s Pemberton Township campus. The threats, which were non-specific in nature, were sent to the personal cell phones of some physical education center employees yesterday afternoon. The college closed the physical education building today. Operations for the rest of the campus were not affected and are proceeding as usual. The college has increased public safety patrols at the campus and a request was made to local... Read more →

10 Myths About Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

from Heritage Foundation – by Alvene Senger - As Obamacare Medicaid expansion is being debated in the states, many myths are being perpetuated by its advocates. Here, Heritage provides the research to debunk such myths: 1. Myth: Expanding Medicaid is “free money” for the states. Reality: The expansion adds an estimated $638 billion in new government spending from 2013–2023. New spending at the federal or state level is reckless in light of the country’s trillion dollar budget deficits and over $16 trillion in national debt. As Governor Rick Perry (R–TX)stated, “[T]here is no such thing as ‘free’ money. We know... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA : Suspect Wanted for Aggravated Assault in the 22nd District [VIDEO]

CRIME ALERTS The Philadelphia Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect (pictured) for an aggravated assault in Stanton. On April 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm, the complainant, a 20 year-old male, was involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown male on the 1700 block of Diamond Street. During the altercation the suspect suddenly punched the complainant in the face which resulted in severe injuries and a broken jaw. Suspect Description: Male, unknown race, approximately 6’0″, approximately 180 lbs, short dark colored hair and a tattoo on the back of his right arm. If you see... Read more →


Celebrity Chefs Showcase Culinary Talents for Annual Fundraiser WHAT: On Monday, June 24th, 2013 starting at 6:00pm, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society will host the culinary extravaganza of the year with the 9th Annual Chefs’ for PAWS dinner! Guests will wine and dine at the Lincoln Financial Field – SCA Club Level while they mingle with over 40 Nationally Renowned Chefs’, including Top Chef Kevin Sbraga (Sbraga), Jean-Marie Lacroix (Brûlée Catering), Guillermo Pernot (Cuba Libre), Joey Campanaro (Little Owl, NY), Douglas Rodriguez (Alma de Cuba, Miami), Christopher Lee (Sophia’s & Huntingdon Social, NY) and Andy Husbands (Tremont 647, Boston) for... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Hunterdon County Pediatrician Indicted on Fraud Charges

View Indictment April 27, 2013 TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a Hunterdon County pediatrician has been charged in a state grand jury indictment for allegedly stealing more than $73,000 by overbilling the Medicaid program. Ibilola Ighama-Amegor, M.D., 51, of Hampton, was charged yesterday (April 25) with 17 counts of second-degree health care claims fraud and one count each of third-degree Medicaid fraud and third-degree theft by deception. “This defendant allegedly billed as if she was working 24 hours a day,” said Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi. “The Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor will continue... Read more →

Philly Techno Week Shares Link with Gloucester City |

by Dawn Watson ( PHILADELPHIA PA-- Philadelphia made history recently when a giant Pong game was played on the face of the Circa Centre. Dr Frank Lee, a Drexel University game-design professor was touted as the creator and inspiration of the event. Techies, both old and young stood for hours on the steps of the art museum to observe and play the game. But the game was not the only matter of interest at the gala. Part of the fun of video game playing is the music—the notes’ peaks and valleys add excitement as the player fights to stay in... Read more →

New Jersey Number 29, Dog Nappers Active, South Jerseyans of the Year Named, What is a Norcrat? Et Cetera, Renewal Fuel Video

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY ( COMES IN AT No. 29--The American Lung Association released its annual “State of the Air” report this week. It ranks the air quality in counties and regional areas by analyzing the ozone and particle pollution and assigning each day a measure from good to very unhealthy. It then calculates the amount of unhealthy air quality days in each area to assign grades. The Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland region was ranked 29th in the nation for the most polluted city by short-term particle pollution, 11th in the nation for year-round particle pollution and 20th in the... Read more →

May 1st – May 5th – Veteran/Military/First Responder/Patriot

LOCAL UPCOMING EVENTS – West Point Society of Philadelphia Luncheon – 5/1/2013 The West Point Society is an inclusive Society for those future, past and present Servicemen and women and those that support our military and West Point's treasured values of Duty, Honor and Country. From 11:30 to 12:00 is networking with a sit down lunch at noon. Each attendee has 30 seconds to introduce themselves during lunch with a guest speaker starting at 1:00 PM. The Society facilitates those in transition, hiring and business to business relationship development. Membership to the Society is $40 per year. Parking at the... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Christie Administration awards 12 Urban Youth Corps Grants

press release to community and civic organizations Beautification projects support NJDOT Clean Up NJ campaign (Trenton) – The Christie Administration today announced 12 Urban Youth Corps grants that will enable municipal and community organizations to provide employment opportunities to hundreds of young adults as they develop and carry out projects to improve the appearance of urban gateways along or near state highways. The program, which was resurrected last year under the Christie Administration, is being administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Civil Rights office and is funded by the Federal Highway Administration. “The Urban Youth Corps program... Read more →

American Heroes: Four Airmen Die in MC12 Aircraft Crash near Kandahar Airfield

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died April 27, near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft. The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash. Killed were: Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28, of Woodbridge, Va. He was assigned to the 906th Air Refueling Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka, 30, of Kailua, Hawaii. He was assigned to the... Read more →

Additional Arrests/Guns Added to Central Jersey Heroin Bust |

APRIL 26, 2013 North Brunswick, N.J. - On Wednesday April 24, troopers and detectives from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office recovered two more handguns, and made an arrest after a search warrant was executed at a storage unit connected to a major drug distribution network takedown on Tuesday, April 23. Shannon Blanding, 34, of Franklin Township was arrested at 97 Newport Avenue, Somerset and charged with Possession of an Assault Weapon, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Possession of Handgun, and Possession of an extended capacity magazine. She was lodged in the Middlesex County Jail in lieu of $150,000 full cash... Read more →

Masked Burglar Robs Cropwell Pharmarcy

RELEASED APRIL 26, 2013 On Friday, April 16, 2013 at 1:20 am the Evesham Police responded to the Cropwell Pharmacy, located on W. Old Marlton Pike, Marlton for a reported of burglar alarm activation. Responding police officers found that the front glass door was broken and the business appeared to have recently been burglarized. Investigation found that the business was forcefully entered by a suspect who used a hammer to break the glass front door. This suspect then entered the building in an attempt to steal prescription medication; the suspect fled the store prior to being able to complete the... Read more →

New Jersey Hall of Fame Nominees Listed, Voting Closes May 3 |

East Rutherford, NJ, April 8, 2013 – The New Jersey Hall of Fame has announced 51 nominees in five categories – Arts and Entertainment, Sports, Historical, Enterprise (including business and technology), and General. New Jersey Hall of Fame Commission Chairman Bart Oates, captain of the 1986 Super Bowl champion Giants, described these nominees for 2013 induction as “a cross section of everything that is best about New Jersey.” Oates also pointed out that, “The Hall of Fame Board of Commissioners, now administered by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, proposes these outstanding nominees to the general public. Everyone is... Read more →

NRA: It is critical that you attend these hearings in Trenton and make your voice heard!

New Jersey: State Senate Committee to Hear Testimony on Anti-Gun and Anti-Sportsman Bill Package APRIL 26, 2013--Next week, the New Jersey Senate will be introducing their gun control package. Next Tuesday and Thursday, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will be hearing testimony on these bills. After sifting through the 22 anti-gun bills that passed in the Assembly in February, the state Senate has chosen those they plan to focus on, and the list of attacks on your rights is long. It is critical that you contact state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and all members of... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic, St. Joe-Montvale to meet May 4

Gloucester Catholic will face St. Joseph of Montvale in a South Jersey vs. North Jersey clash that could feature two pitchers projected as early-round selections in June's Major League Baseball draft. The Rams (14-1), No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings and No. 1 in New Jersey in the Newark Star-Ledger rankings, will meet the Green Knights (9-0) at 6 p.m. May 4 at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, N.Y. The date and time of the game were announced Thursday. The battle of two of the state's best teams, as well as strong contenders to meet again in the... Read more →

Lackawanna County police chief arrested

April 25, 2013 HARRISBURG - A police chief in Lackawanna County was arrested today by agents from the Attorney General's Office. He is accused of intimidating a witness, and instructing a victim or witness to withhold information from law enforcement. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendant as James Romano, 42, 127 Chapman Lake Road, Scott Township, Lackawanna County. Romano is the police chief of Scott Township and a part-time police officer in Dickson City. In March, 2013, Romano was investigating sexual misconduct charges against a Lackawanna County high school teacher, charges which he himself had filed against the... Read more →