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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 things in life. She was the Mother of the Year in 1970, was a member of the Gloucester City Police Women’s Auxiliary, a Band Mother, and a member of the PTA. Flora will always be loved and never forgotten by her children, family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited... 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 Camden man reported being robbed by two men and then being shot when he attempted to flee. This victim is also being treated at Cooper Hospital. There are no arrests in either case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit Investigator Michelle... 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 on market demand. Also AgustaWestland’s facilities in Vergiate (Italy) and Yeovil (UK) will play major roles in the manufacturing activities for the AW169 programme. William Hunt, CEO, AgustaWestland Philadelphia said “This is an exciting day for the team. As a major producer of commercial helicopters in the United States, we... 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 Kevin Hergett (7-2) struck out 10 in the game to register his seventh mound victory of the season. Sophomore Anthony Cocuzza (Absecon, NJ/St. Augustine Prep) went 3-for-4 in the game, while seniors Michael Murphy (Staten Island, NY/State Island Tech) and Scott Kelly (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor-North) each had two hits.... 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 OSOF. And without Marc's tenatious research, we would not have been armed with the information needed to effectively stop the advancement of the U.N.s Agenda (21). It took many months for our efforts pay off, but they did. Congratulations to you all. (For those new members to the Sevier County... 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 Friday in an elimination game. Freshman pitcher Ashtin Helmer (Succasunna, NJ/Roxbury) was dialed in all game for the Lions allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts. She yielded a hit in the second inning and then retired 10 batters, with the other hit coming in the final inning. The shutout... 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 52,000 new potential donors on average join the Be The Match Registry each month and approximately 626,000 new potential donors registered last year. In the spring of 2009, Rowan signed up 371 people for the registry, including defensive end Matt Hoffman, who was selected and donated blood stem cells on... 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 shows that 72% to 85% of firearms used in crimes in New Jersey were purchased out of state. Additionally, 97.2% of the murders caused by firearms are by handguns. It would seem from these statistics that we could make a substantive impact on murders caused by firearms if we directed... 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 Jersey and the nation. Experts on various alternative fuel technologies will participate in discussion sessions throughout the day. The workshop concludes at 6 p.m. The workshop is organized by the New Jersey Clean Energy Innovation Council, in collaboration with the DEP, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Clean... 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 and had been a hairdresser for 40 years. She was a loving person who enjoying caring for her family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Friday, 11:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St. Gloucester City, NJ. In lieu of flowers... 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 Swimming Standout Pat Malone Earns All-Academic Honors By gostrum on April 20, 2013 - Rowan University’s Pat Malone, a 2010 Gloucester Catholic graduate, was selected to the Philadelphia Inquirer Men’s Swimming and Diving Academic All-Area Team. To be nominated, student-athletes must have a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) or higher... 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,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “Is it too much to require our lawmakers and public officials to reveal their positions as regards the Constitution before they are elected or appointed,” Weber asked. “This is a vital piece of information that we, the voters,... Read more →


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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 400H Championship in her first collegiate Penn Relays on Thursday morning already in possession of the SJU school record in the event. Running in the fifth section, Hayward placed third in her heat en route to a 21st-place finish out of 54 competitors with yet another SJU record-breaking performance in... 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 Annual Invitational Tournament "Tee Up for Veterans" - NJ Amer Leg – 5/9/2013 2nd Annual Invitational Tournament "Tee Up for Veterans". Knoll West Country Club, Parsippany, NJ, Tickets $25 per person, 8am Shot Gun. Includes Round of golf with electric cart, beer and soda on course. Dinner and prizes. 3... 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 A nearly 300-page grand jury report released in 2011 described Gosnell's clinic as a filthy, foul-smelling operation that was overlooked by regulators. The district attorney called it a "house of horrors." Prosecutors said Gosnell made millions of dollars over three decades performing thousands of dangerous abortions, many of them illegal... 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 April 10 cut funding for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX), a nuclear reprocessing plant located at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. The fact that Moniz received a nearly unanimous vote of confidence from the Senate Energy Committee last week did not faze Graham in the... 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 4, 2013 5:15 p.m. Mass Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Every year, hundreds of couples from the five counties of the Archdiocese gather at the Cathedral for the Wedding Anniversary Mass to pray for those who have been... 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 puddle of icy water in the cellar Naki'o is the first dog to be fitted with a complete set of bionic paws that work naturally to allow him to run, jump and even swim It was a tough existence for Naki’o, he couldn’t walk and play with other dogs due... 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 count of illegal use of a communications facility. Arias was preliminarily arraigned before Freedom Magisterial District Judge Edward Howe and is being held in the Beaver County Jail on $50,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 3, 2013 at 9 a.m. Kane thanked the Economy Borough Police... 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 are at 3:30 p.m. The remainder of the double elimination tournament continues on Thursday, May 2 at the sites of the three highest remaining seeds. The tournament moves to the highest overall remaining seed on Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5. The NJAC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III... 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 remainder of the NJAC Championship Tournament on Friday-Sunday, May 3-5. Tickets are: $5 for adults and $2 for students with ID, senior citizens and children. The conference champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. This is Rowan’s 24th appearance in the NJAC Championship Tournament and... 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 Elsie Roche (Terence) and Doris Sauer. She is also survived by a second cousin Judy Tingar of Tenn. and many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and great- great nieces and great- great nephews. Predeceased by her parents Theresa M. (nee Huber) and George D. Tingar, and... 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 there’s only money that’s collected from taxpayers, and money borrowed from other countries like China against the good credit of our children and grandchildren.” 2. Myth: Expanding Medicaid will entail little to no costs to the states. Reality: Within three years, costs would exceed any projected savings. Heritage research shows... 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 this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. Use this electronic form to submit a tip anonymously. If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact: Central... 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 a great cause! Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit PAWS, and its capital campaign funding subsidized public spay/neuter services and primary veterinary care at their new Northeast Philadelphia location. Experience a one-of-a-kind view inside some of the nation’s most prestigious kitchens as chefs from Philadelphia and beyond showcase their... 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 nation for the most ozone-polluted city. WATCH OUT FOR DOG THIEVES--Dog-nappers are active in the South Jersey area, according to a recent NJ101.5 report. Charlene Rosenbaun, Animal Cruelty Investigator with the Cumberland County SPCA, said there have been 43-dog napping cases recently in Atlantic and Cumberland counties. Most are small... 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 Chart House is free. Contact: Bill Belknap, President, West Point Society of for additional information. Chart House Restaurant, Penns Landing, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Salute PFC Robert H Dembowski Jr with the PHILLLIES - 5/2/2103 Salute PFC Robert H Dembowski Jr with the PHILLLIES. Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:05pm Phillies vs... 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 bail. Johnny Totten, 37, of Franklin Township, who was incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail, was charged additionally with Possession of an Assault Weapon, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Possession of Handgun, and Possession of and extended capacity magazine. He remains in the Middlesex County Jail on bail that was... 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 theft. The suspect is described as male, wearing a white Tyvek suit, gloves, a dark covering over his head and face, with a head-mounted flash light and a dark colored bag slung over his shoulder. The suspect was last seen fleeing the store eastbound on W. Old Marlton Pike. Anyone... 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 encouraged to vote!” Through May 3, 2013, the public may indeed cast a vote for one person in each of the five categories listed below. Public balloting takes place online at The inductees for the Hall of Fame’s 6th class will be announced late spring and formally inducted later... 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 the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee IMMEDIATELY. Respectfully urge them to oppose any anti-gun legislation that only punishes law-abiding gun owners and ask them to instead support real solutions to crime and mental health issues. It is critical that you attend one or both of the committee hearings on... 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 Non-Public A state final, could include a tantalizing pitching matchup: Gloucester Catholic senior righthander Mike Shawaryn against St. Joseph senior lefthander Rob Kaminsky. Shawaryn, a Maryland recruit, is projected as a third- to fifth-round pick in the draft. The 6-foot-3 athlete is 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA. He has struck... 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 teacher. Investigators say Romano began a romantic relationship with a woman whom he was interviewing as part of that investigation. Investigators say Romano revealed confidential investigative information to the woman, and told her she was "his favorite victim." When he learned the woman was going to be interviewed by authorities,... Read more →

Barnegate NJ Investor Pleads Guilty to Role in Bid-Rigging Scheme at Tax Lien Auctions

WASHINGTON—A financial investor who purchased municipal tax liens pleaded guilty today for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids for the sale of tax liens auctioned by municipalities in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced. A felony charge was filed today in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark against Norman T. Remick, of Barnegat, New Jersey. According to the charge, from in or about the beginning of 2007 until approximately February 2009, Remick participated in a conspiracy to rig bids at auctions for the sale of municipal tax liens in New Jersey by agreeing to allocate among certain bidders which liens each would bid on. The department said that Remick proceeded to submit bids in accordance with the agreements and purchased tax liens at collusive and non-competitive interest rates. “The conspirators illegally met and engaged in anticompetitive discussions to allocate bids amongst themselves... Read more →


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Honorable Virginia Long, retired associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and a 2001 inductee to Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, will be the keynote speaker at Rutgers’ 247th anniversary Commencement Sunday, May 19, it was announced at today’s Board of Governors meeting. Long was one of only four women to earn a Doctor of Laws degree in the Rutgers School of Law-Newark’s 125-member Class of 1966. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Dunbarton College of Holy Cross in Washington, D.C. Long will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the 12:30 p.m. universitywide graduation ceremony at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. A respected member of the New Jersey bar for more than 40 years, Long was appointed to the state’s high court in 1999 – only the third woman to join – by Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and granted tenure in... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT'S WEEKLY COLUMN: Some stories, no matter how unsettling, just can't be ignored - even when some people are determined to look away. The murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell will soon go to jury. And like every other criminally accused person under the law, Gosnell is innocent until proven guilty. Whatever the verdict though, there's no ambiguity about the kind of business he ran at his West Philadelphia "Women's Medical Center" - an abortion clinic that critics have likened to a meatpacking plant or a butcher shop, with unborn children delivered into a toilet, and jars of fetal body parts stored around the facility. Dr. Gosnell was originally charged with one count of infanticide and five counts of "abuse of corpse" for killing fetuses born alive by plunging scissors into their necks. Without explanation, the judge in the case accepted a motion to acquit Gosnell of these... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Department Awards Night May 2

On Thursday, May 2, the Gloucester Township Police Department, with the support of the Gloucester Township Kiwanis Organization will be holding an Awards Night to recognize officers for their outstanding dedication and service. This event will take place at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre at Camden County College at 7:30 PM. This awards ceremony is occurring just before National Police Appreciation Week as a show of support to all of the men and women in law enforcement not only here in Gloucester Township but to all those who serve in the law enforcement profession. This event is open to all Gloucester Township Police Officers, their families and friends, fellow officers, special officers, retired officers, community leaders, and members of the public. This special awards celebration is just one of many activities occurring in Gloucester Township during National Police Week which is celebrated nationally during the week of May 12th. During... Read more →

Mulford Dance Studio Parents Night at GCHS

English: UCLA Dance Team (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School will partner with the award-winning Mulford Dance Studios in Mt. Ephraim to form a dance team for the 2013-2014 school year. The new dance team will perform at various school-related functions throughout the school year under the direction of the Mulford staff. Representatives from Mulford Dance Studio will be available to meet Parents and Families on Thursday, May 9 in the cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m. For additional information, contact Kim Farmer at (856) 931-1830 or email her at To learn more about the Mulford Dance Studio, please visit the following link: Related articles Dance Moms a Favorite Among Dancers "The Purformers" Dominate This Dance Season ClearysNoteBook: MOUNT EPHRAIM'S CHRISTMAS PARADE A HUGE SUCCESS Dance Team Goes to Culver Stockton College! GCHS Graduates Madden, Bonner Receive Distinguished Citizens Awards Read more →


Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk transforms into an oenophile’s paradise with seven curated wine “destinations” Citywide hotel, shopping, entertainment and spa packages available to visitors ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 24, 2013) – The Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade, Atlantic City’s outdoor wine festival featuring 150 wines presented at seven destinations along the city’s famous Boardwalk, takes place Saturday May 4 and Sunday, May 5. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 800-736-1420. One-day tickets are $75 in advance and $85 on the day of the event. Great overnight hotel packages are available. SEVEN “DO AC” WINE DESTINATIONS Sun (Atlantic Club): Celebrate the sun with a selection of refreshing sparklers, whites, pinks and reds including juicy Ruffino Prosecco from Italy, succulent white blend, “Splash” from California’s St. Francis winery, barbeque-friendly rosé, Chateau d’Aqueria, from the south of France, and elegant Kim Crawford... Read more →

Three Run First Inning Lifts Explorers to 5-4 Victory Over VCU

April 27, 2013 Box Score Box Score (PDF) PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle baseball team took an early 3-0 lead and held on to defeat VCU, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at Hank DeVincent Field. Sophomore Justin Korenblatt went 3-for-4 with two RBI at the plate and senior Pat Christensen tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in relief, earning his tenth save of the season. The Blue and Gold (20-20, 13-4 A-10) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning behind a walk and three hits. Senior Dan Klem (2-4, RBI, 2 runs) led off the inning with a four-pitch walk and advanced to third on a slicing double from Kevin Baron (1-5, run). Sophomore Kevin Conroy (2-4, RBI, run) scored Klem on a single through the right side followed by a Korenblatt single to plate Baron from third. After sophomore Mark Williams (1-3) grounded into a 6-4-3 double play,... Read more →

Young Receives 10 Year Sentence for Weapons Possession and Resisting Arrest

April 26, 2013 Anthony T. Young (DOB 8/19/85), a former Pennsauken NJ resident who most recently lived in Woolwich Township NJ, was sentenced today to ten years in New Jersey state prison following his March 8 conviction on second-degree weapons possession and fourth-degree resisting arrest charges, stemming from an encounter with a Woodbury police officer on December 2, 2011. In imposing the maximum sentence under the second-degree charge, Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. ordered that Young must complete five years of the prison term before he can be considered for parole. A concurrent 18-month term was imposed for resisting. According to witnesses presented by Senior Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Paul Colangelo in Young’s jury trial, a Woodbury police officer saw the defendant and another male cross South Broad Street while a traffic signal was green, causing vehicles to brake abruptly. The officer ordered the two to stop at... Read more →

83,000 Attend Annual Celebration of The State University of New Jersey

A large crowd attended the annual Rutgers Day on Saturday APRIL 27, 2013 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A record crowd of 83,000 came out to the fifth annual Rutgers Day to savor the finest the state university has to offer. Spectators lined College Avenue for the first Rutgers Day Parade to watch members of the Rutgers Marching Band, the ROTC Color Guard, dance team and cheerleaders, as well as other student organizations, make their way from Brower Commons to Voorhees Mall. Those who attended, like 1998 alumna Stephanie Cooper, said this year’s addition of the parade made Rutgers Day even more enjoyable. “This was a fabulous day – a great day to showcase Rutgers pride,” said Linda Bassett, who directs Rutgers Day. Amid sunny skies and warm temperatures, visitors took part in more than 500 programs and activities sponsored by schools, departments, institutes, centers and student organizations, on Rutgers campuses... Read more →

Soldier Receives 16-Year Sentence for Attempted Espionage

Insider Threat 04/26/13 A 22-year-old military police officer in Alaska has been sentenced to a 16-year jail term in connection with his efforts to sell classified documents to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence officer. In 2011, William Millay was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage when he began to talk to—and solicit help from—other military members regarding selling classified national defense information to the Russians. “This case really drives home the point that the insider threat is alive and well,” said Special Agent Sam Johnson, who supervises a national security squad in our Anchorage Division. “That’s why counterintelligence investigations continue to be a very high priority for the FBI.” Millay, who joined the Army in 2007 and had served a combat tour in Iraq, was known to have harsh and sometimes radical views of the military and the U.S. government—the white supremacist tattoos on his body... Read more →


Gloucester High's senior captain Thomas O'Donnell at the plate-- photo credit Bruce Darrow GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On Friday, April 26, the Gloucester City High School's baseball team dropped another heartbreaker 3 - 0 to Gloucester County Insitute of Technology as Lion's senior Steve Bobo pitched 7 strong innings. The Cheetahs first run came off a Lion's miscue in the first and that was all they needed in their win. The Lions have been held without a run in the last 15 innings after stellar pitching by Austin Darrow and Steve Bobo allowed a total of 5 runs this past week. Tentatively the championship game of the Jim Kelly Tournament, played at the Gloucester High School field, Route 130 and Market Street, is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th, with the Lion's facing Woodbury. Related articles GLASSBORO 2 GLOUCESTER CITY 0 | cnbnews CNBNEWS Video: Paulsboro v. Gloucester City, NJSIAA Tournament, First Round,... Read more →

Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud | Fox News

A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts. Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused of faking petitions that enabled Obama, then an Illinois Senator, to get on the presidential primary ballot for his first run for the White House. Morgan was accused of being the mastermind behind the plot. According to testimony from two former Board of Election officials who pled guilty, Morgan ordered... Read more →

CHUCKLES: Indian Mating Season

CHUCKLE SUBMITTED BY GARY M. related category CHUCKLES Two Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods. All of a sudden one of the Indians ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave. “Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!” he called into the cave and listened closely until he heard an answering, “Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo! He then tore off his clothes and ran into the cave. The Irishman was puzzled and asked the remaining Indian what it was all about. ”Was the other Indian crazy or what?” The Indian replied “No, It is our custom during mating season when Indian men see cave, they holler ‘Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!’ into the opening. If they get an answer back, it means there’s a beautiful woman in there waiting for us.” Just then they came upon another cave. The second Indian ran up to the cave, stopped, and hollered, “Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!”... Read more →

Republicans Garden State Gazette: The Countdown Clock

April 26, 2013 This week, the New Jersey Republican Party launched a countdown clock to better keep track of the number of days that the Corzine Democrats have blocked Republicans’ proposed tax cut for middle and working class New Jerseyans. The clock is housed on a new website called “” that contrasts the very different visions between New Jersey Democrats and Republicans on the issue of taxes. “With New Jersey families among the most overtaxed in the nation, only the Corzine Democrats in Trenton would block bipartisan efforts to cut taxes for our state’s middle and working class families,” said NJGOP spokesman Ben Sparks. “The NJGOP will be keeping count and making it crystal clear to New Jersey families of every day, hour, minute, and second that Corzine Democrats are denying them the tax cut they deserve.” . . Our Republican Governor renewed his commitment to continue pushing for a... Read more →


WEST TRENTON, N.J. (April 25) – Registration is open for the 19th Annual Delaware River Sojourn taking place June 22-29, 2013. The Delaware Sojourn, one of the oldest river sojourns in the nation, combines the experiences of guided paddling excursions with interpretive programs, camping, and camaraderie. Participants may sign up for the entire eight-day trip or for the day(s) of their choice. “This year's theme, Our Remarkable River, is based upon the 2012 National Park Service publication Delaware River Basin Wild and Scenic River Values, which highlights the noteworthy characteristics and values that make the Delaware River worthy of special protection,” said Richard Egan, chair of the 2013 steering committee. Close to 60 miles of the main stem Delaware River will be paddled in 2013, split into daily trips ranging from six to 10 miles. This year’s sojourn will also revisit the Lackawaxen River, a Pa. tributary to the Delaware... Read more →

Crawfish Fest brings New Orleans Music and Food to New Jersey

AUGUSTA, NJ (04/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Michael Arnone's annual Crawfish Fest, known as the largest Louisiana and New Orleans-style music and food festival in the Northeast, comes to the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Friday, May 31, June 1 and 2. For the first time, Arnone will present a Food and Trade Expo of Louisiana products and manufacturers with food sampling opportunities as a part of the festival. This year's Crawfish Fest features 24 Bands on 4 stages. Three-time Grammy winning artist, Aaron Neville headlines this year's impressive lineup. Neville, who holds four platinum certified records, will be touring behind the strength of his newest album, released in January, My True Story. Charles Neville will be featured in Aaron Neville's Quintet. This year's Saturday night headliner is the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, including a special treat for folks outside of New Orleans, Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Monk Boudreaux in full feather costume. Much... Read more →