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April 2013

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 →

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 →


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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →


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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →


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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

CSF Hosts Breakfast Briefing on Saltwater Fisheries Management

April 24, 2013 (Washington, DC) - This morning, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) was joined by nine members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) and representatives of the recreational fishing community at a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing addressed the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and highlighted the necessity for enhanced considerations of the value of the marine recreational fishery. The briefing concluded with a specific focus on the current dilemma that recreational anglers are encountering with red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. An array of speakers, including members of the CSC... Read more →

LETTERS: Faith-leaders in D.C. Pushing for Amnesty

Every week, we go to coalition meetings comprised of outside organizations and Congressional staff. Some leaders of the faith community have been saying that people of strong faith should support Amnesty, claiming it is a biblical mandate. We respect many of these leaders and work with them closely to protect life, traditional marriage, religious freedom, and other vital issues. However, we respectfully disagree with their stance on Amnesty. Scripture is clear on many things, but a sovereign nation’s immigration policy is not one of them. There is no biblical mandate for mass Amnesty for illegal aliens. Make no mistake, the... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Atlantic Sturgeon Research Acoustic Receivers Deployed in Delaware Bay

April 24, 2013 On April 9, 2013, the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife deployed acoustic receivers in the Delaware Bay to track migration patterns of Atlantic sturgeon. For a second year, 18 receivers have been set in water depths generally less than 20 feet. Those fishing inshore waters may encounter white buoys marked "NJDEP Research". As part of a multi-state collaborative effort, the Division has partnered with several states to develop a multi-year effort directed at providing state, federal, and regional management authorities with information necessary to successfully conserve and ultimately restore the population of sturgeon in the mid-Atlantic... Read more →

Matilda K. “Aunt Til” Reeve, age 94, of Mount Ephraim NJ |

On April 24, 2013. Age 94 (nee Kessler) Of Mt. Ephraim. Formerly of Villas, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Albert L. Reeve. Cherished mother of Alice Jackson (Richard), Loving stepmother of Jean Shearer, Doris Holderby, Shirley Harris (Leon), Albert Reeve, Jr. (Lois), Mary Jane Stetser (Ken), Barbara Holderby, Fred Reeve (Anne), the late Lawrence (Rae), and John Reeve. "Granny" will forever be remembered by Tim Jackson, Kim and Mark Price and their children Natalie, Jackson and Logan. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In raising ten children, Tillie was the consummate organizer, housekeeper, and... Read more →

Obituary: Lorenzo A. Sanchez, age 59, of Camden City | cnbnews

SANCHEZ Lorenzo A. On April 24, 2013. Age 59. Of Camden City. Beloved Son of the late Lorenzo A. Montilla and Francisca A. Sanchez – DeAsa. Former Husband of Maria V. Pichardo. Devoted Father of Rosa Maria Sanchez, Lennin Sanchez, Edwin Sanchez, Rosa Sanchez, Ellian A. Sanchez, Lorenzo A. Sanchez, Jr., Vanessa L. Sanchez and Diana L. Sanchez. Loving Companion Evelyn Acevedo. Beloved Grandfather of Edelin Sanchez. Lorenzo was born in Salcedo, Dominican He worked at the Voila Bakery in Brooklyn, New York City and loved to cook. Lorenzo was always generous and he truly loved his family. He was... Read more →

Obituary: Sophia Harris, age 94, of Brooklawn

Mrs. Sophia Harris, age 94, passed away on Good Friday, March 29, 2013, in Selma, Ala. Mrs. Harris is survived by her daughters, Theresa Striedieck (Frederick), and Christine Toughill. Grandchildren;Julianna Hunter, and Steven Toughill (Nikki). Great grandchildren, William C. Cobb, Sarah Toughill, Gabrielle Toughill, and Patrick Toughill, and great-great-grandson, Aaiden Santos.Also cherished niece Marie Alterie. She was also blessed with a dearly loved second family; Stepchildren Leon Harris (Shirley), and Sandra (John). Grandchildren; Leon Harris (Theresa), Steven (Ilene), and Dale (Deborah). Grandchildren: Andrew, Keri, Angela, John, and Michelle. Mrs. Harris was a longtime resident of Brooklawn, NJ. She served as... Read more →


Gloucester High sophomore John Lindeborn photo credit Bruce Darrow GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the Gloucester Lions hosted the Glassboro Bulldogs. The game featured a pitching duel between Lions Austin Darrow and Bulldogs Rocco Mazzo. Darrow and Mazzo went inning for inning putting 0 on the board. Mazzo was forced off the mount in 6th while Darrow went the distance. The Lions mounted several threats against Mazzo throughout the game but the Bulldogs defense stopped any Lions from crossing the plate. While Lion's Darrow kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard allowing 6 baserunners over 7 innings while striking... Read more →

Insult to WWII Heroes: Cemetery of British War Victims Destroyed by Muslins in

Once again, another story that wasn't covered in the United States by the main stream media. Sad to say this is the second time muslins in Lybra have descrated a christian cemetery (see June 2012 article)~ CNBNews Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British soldiers smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists in protest over U.S. soldiers' Koran burning | Mail Online A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers. Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World... Read more →

Katie O'Shea, Nick Liscio Honored at Player of the Year Luncheon

PHILADELPHIA PA--Congrats to seniors Katie O'Shea and Nick Liscio on being honored during the 8th Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation Player of the Year Luncheon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The luncheon was hosted by the Eagles and recognized 18 schools from South Jersey that helped raise money for the foundation in 2012-2013. Gloucester Catholic and Williamstown were the co-winners of the annual fund-raising event, and Katie and Nick were awarded scholarship funds. Thanks to Mr. Tom Iacovone, Jr. for organizing GCHS' annual fundraising efforts for the Taliaferro Foundation. All players and coaches received a... Read more →

Rt 295 South Al Jo curve traffic pattern shift Friday Night

Al Jo's Curve 295 (c) Google Maps As reported in the South Jersey Times, State transportation officials have announced that a major traffic pattern shift on the Interstate 295 southbound Al-Jo Curve ramp under Interstate 76 is expected to be implemented this weekend as part of the Direct Connection project in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim Beginning Friday night, contractor PKF Mark III plans to shift both travel lanes on the ramp to the outside, up against the existing curb line. The shift - which will require overnight lane closures and will be fully in place Saturday morning Full article and... Read more →

NJDOT announces Route 30 resurfacing project through Berlin, Clementon and Lindenwold

More than four miles of deteriorated pavement to be improved (Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced a project to resurface more than four miles of Route 30 (White Horse Pike) in both directions from the vicinity of London Avenue in Berlin Borough to just west of Brand Avenue in Lindenwold, Camden County. NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities including site mobilization and sign installation this week, requiring shoulder closures. The $2.6 million project will resurface Route 30 in both directions with a new surface course of asphalt pavement. The... Read more →

Walter N. Carey Jr., former Coach of Bellmawr Tiger Football and Bellmawr Girls Softball

(June 15, 1941 - April 24, 2013) Walter N. Carey, Jr., on April 24, 2013, of Bellmawr. Age 71. Beloved husband of 50 years of Carol R. (nee Zipf). Devoted father of Janice Carey and Debra Carey-DiClementi and her husband Ron. Loving grandfather of Samantha and Anthony DiClementi. Brother of Judy Bogusz. Mr. Carey was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School Camden, Class of 1959. He was a former coach of Bellmawr Tiger Football and Bellmawr Girls Softball. Mr. Carey served in the NJ National Guard and was a proud member of American Legion Post 281, Stetser-Lamartine, Chews Landing.... Read more →


BY CNBNEWS STAFF ( Steve Hindi, the president of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) sent out a press release on Wednesday that criticizes the Jackson Lab in Maine and Leo Holt, the president of Holt Logistics in Gloucester City for being involved with organizations that they allege are cruel to pigeons and lab mice. From the news release, Leo Holt is the former President of the infamous Philadelphia Gun Club (site of cruel live pigeon shoots) as well as a former board member of the NRA. Holt is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Jackson... Read more →


Marie E. Johnson (September 15, 1918 - April 23, 2013) Marie E. Johnson (nee Nickerson), on April 23, 2013, of Bellmawr. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Carl R. Devoted mother of Carlene Dott (Richard), Richard J. Johnson (Maria), Etta Keebler (the late Thomas) and Linda Giuliano (Salvatore). Dear sister of Bob Nickerson. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mrs. Johnson was a dedicated employee at Ginsey, Inc. in Bellmawr for many years. There will be a viewing from 11am to 12noon Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 12noon at the funeral home. Interment... Read more →

Intense, Specialized Training in Young Athletes Linked to Serious Overuse Injuries

Released: 4/16/2013 10:00 AM EDT Embargo expired: 4/19/2013 1:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: Loyola University Health System more news from this source Newswise — MAYWOOD, Il. - Young athletes who specialize in one sport and train intensively have a significantly higher risk of stress fractures and other severe overuse injuries, even when compared with other injured athletes, according to the largest clinical study of its kind. For example, young athletes who spent more hours per week than their age playing one sport – such as a 12-year-old who plays tennis 13 or more hours a week – were 70 percent... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's Mike Shawaryn throws another no-hitter, beats St. Joe's-Metuchen baseball

Scott Chappelear/South Jersey Times April 21, 2013, 9:21:03 PM EDT Gloucester Catholic senior right-hander Mike Shawaryn. The Gloucester Catholic High School baseball team is loaded with top-quality pitching, and senior Mike Shawaryn is its unquestioned leader. He proved why again on Sunday. Shawaryn fired his second no-hitter of the season in four starts, this time walking two and striking out 11 in a 3-0 victory overSt. Joe's-Metuchen at Diamond Nation in Flemington. The Falcons (8-3 overall) entered thegame ranked seventh in the state by The Star-Ledger. The Rams (14-1), the top-ranked team in the state, scored twice in the second... Read more →


Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and other distinguished guests participate in a rededication ceremony for the John F. Hartranft statue at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., April 17, 2013. Hartranft, a Civil War general, was a Medal of Honor recipient who also served as governor of Pennsylvania, and the first commander of what is now the 28th Infantry Division. SOURCE PRESS RELEASE APRIL 22, 2013 Related articles Guard Day at the Capitol Pennsylvania National Guard honors founding general, former Gov. John Hartranft Heartrending weekend of witnessing war's weight, and why I won't mention 'church' that protests soldiers' funerals:... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark: Spring arrives at the GCN...New colors and authors are blooming

BY MARK MATTHEWS ( week's Gloucester City News is out, and it brings a few surprises! The most notable being, this issue brings us full-color on 4 pages (front/back/Interior). Well, at least I never noticed it being full color print before. I imagine this is in part due to the recent move to a new printer. Another ongoing surprise, is that each week the Gloucester City News seems to be adding more content, and more authors. Anne Forline of Bellmawr has become a prominent reporter, doing an awesome job covering local town meetings and general community interest stories for all... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Host Spring National Signing Day

2013 Spring National Signing Day for Gloucester Catholic Athletes (27 photos) April 18,2013--GLOUCESTER CITY NJ Congratulations to all of Gloucester Catholic's athletes on their selections of colleges to play sports at in the 2013-2014 school year. A big thanks to all of the families, coaches and friends who were present on April 17 to honor our athletes in the St. Mary's Courtyard during Spring 2013 National Signing Day. Thanks to Mrs. Christine McKenna for taking these photos. source GCHS Facebook page Related articles Gloucester Catholic Announces College Commitments for Athletics | "Big Jim" McNamee Sr., Purple Heart Recipient, Active... Read more →

Obituary: Ronald C. Benckert, age 78, of Collingswood NJ

BENCKERT Ronald C. Surrounded by his loving family, On April 22, 2013. Age 78. Of West Collingswood Heights. Formerly of South Philly. Predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Genevieve F. Benckert (nee Petrowski). Loving father of Genevieve F. Benckert (Michael Fioretti). Cherished grandfather of Robert Mai, III, Christina Marie Fareri (Eric) and Ronald Mai. Beloved great grandfather of Julianna and Adrianna Fareri. Ronald was employed as a first class machinist for the Philadelphia Naval Yard and retired after 22 years. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday morning from 10 to 11 AM at the... Read more →

Rowan sweeps Rutgers-Camden on Scarlet Raptors’ Senior Day

The doubleheader was the last home date for the Scarlet Raptors, who celebrated Senior Day by honoring seven players: Kaitlyn Gaskill (Pennsville, NJ/Pennsville Memorial), Ashleigh Johnson (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional), Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City), Danielle Meng (Pennsauken, NJ/Pennsauken), Courtney Ray (Gloucester City, NJ/Miami Palmetto, FL), Brittany Sullivan (West Deptford, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) and Christina Tamburrino (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown). CAMDEN, N.J. (April 23, 2013) – The nationally-ranked Rowan University softball team rallied from a five-run deficit in the opening game and tossed a two-hit shutout in an abbreviated second game as it swept Rutgers University-Camden, 10-5 and 10-0 in five innings, here... Read more →

The Story of the American Lake Veterans Golf Course (includes video)

The American Lake Golf Course is a nine hole golf course with front nine/back nine Tee-Boxes - (Par 35+36=71), operated and maintained by an all volunteer force consisting of grounds crews, maintenance personnel, operations folks, and management personnel. The course is not supported by government funds. Operating and capital costs are paid with annual pass and daily green fee revenues. Mission Statement The American Lake Veterans Golf Course is dedicated to providing, teaching and promoting the benefits of golf to veterans. VA Puget Sound Health Care System has a population of in-patient and outpatient veterans that have disabilities. The American... Read more →

Bon Jovi fights veteran homelessness with mobile app

In March 2012, Jon Bon Jovi, an American Legion New Jersey Boys State alumnus and famous rock musician, helped the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Innovation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launch Project REACH (real-time electronic access for caregivers and homeless) — a mobile app challenge to end homelessness. For the past seven years, Bon Jovi has been actively involved in ending poverty and homelessness as chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in Philadelphia. The overall goal of the contest was for participants to create a free, user-friendly web and smartphone app that would connect... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark: SJ Times Cheesesteak Finalists feature Bellmawr and Brooklawn Spots

Carmen's Cheesesteak. Image (C) blog (CNBNews)--The South Jersey Times newspaper has been conducting a contest to find the best cheesteaks in South Jersey. Their approach is to use a reader poll to identify the 2 best sandwiches in 5 regions, and then visit each location for the final showdown. Two very local restaraunts are in the finals representing the Camden/Burlington County region. Gaetano's in Brooklawn, NJ Carmen's Deli in Bellmawr, NJ Carmen's Deli, which originally established its reputation with amazing hoagies, has come on strong in the Cheesesteak category since adding them years ago (sometime after I was a... Read more →

College Baseball/Softball Scores for TCNJ

#20 TCNJ SOFTBALL SWEEPS RUTGERS-NEWARK Ewing, NJ... The College of New Jersey softball celebrated senior day in style as they swept a New Jersey Athletic Conference doubleheader from Rutgers-Newark on Tuesday afternoon at Dr. June Walker Field. The 8-0 and 12-7 victories pushed the 20th-ranked Lions record 11-5 in the conference and 24-10 overall. Rutgers-Newark dropped to 8-24 overall and 2-14 in the NJAC. Game 1 TCNJ 8, Rutgers-Newark 0 (5 innings) TCNJ’s seniors gave the team the lead in the bottom as Huttner led off with a single and then scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by... Read more →

Joseph "Mongo" Montgomery, age 72, of Woodbury, Services Wednesday, April 24

Funeral services for Joseph J. Montgomery, of Woodbury, will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury. Mongo lossed his battle with emphezema on April 20 at the age of 72. Joe was born and raised in Philadelphia, on October 17, 1940. He served his country in the Army, and was proud of his Irish and Scottish heritage. An avid Penn State supporter, Joe enjoyed playing football and softball. He rooted for the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and believed in the power of friendship and kept the trust of that bond with many life-long... Read more →

Santilli leads milestone quest as Raptors top Swarthmore

CAMDEN, N.J. (April 22, 2013) – Senior third baseman John Santilli (Folsom, NJ/St. Joseph-Hammonton) went 3-for-3 to pull within one hit of the 100 career milestone and a pair of other Scarlet Raptors pulled within one of single-season program records as Rutgers University-Camden defeated Swarthmore College, 7-3, in a Senior Night baseball game Monday at Campbell’s Field. The Scarlet Raptors improve to 19-17, while the Garnet falls to 20-14. Rutgers-Camden scored seven runs from the third through the seventh innings to wipe out an early 1-0 deficit in a game that saw senior pitcherAdam Satanoff (Pitman, NJ/Pitman) raise his record... Read more →


BY CNBNEWS STAFF DRPA UNDER INVESTIGATION...AGAIN--A Philadelphia grand jury is investigating million of dollars of politically connected “economic-development” spending by the Delaware River Port Authority. DRPA chief executive John Matheussen told the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 5, "I can confirm that we have been served with a subpoena by the U.S. Attorney's Office." DRPA, which operates four toll bridges and the PATCO commuter rail line between Philadelphia and South Jersey, spent nearly $500 million over 15 years to underwrite museums, sports stadiums, a concert hall, a cancer center, the Army-Navy football game, and other non-transportation projects. In the immediate area,... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Resident Mike Bowe Brings Happy Hour Back to Martini Lounge

press release April 11, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – Mike Bowe, a Philadelphia Radio institution is back with one of his favorite programs in over 40 years on the air. “Happy Hour with Mike Bowe” became a popular feature on WHAT-AM 1340 from 2008 to 2011. Now, Mike Bowe is swinging the doors open again with Happy Hour on Martini Lounge at every Friday from 5 to 7 pm. Listeners can tune in on the website at or on FREE smartphone Apps for iPhone and Android. “I'm extremely excited for this opportunity to continue to do what I love &... Read more →

College Softball/Baseball Results for Sunday

Hodgson Hits Grand Slam, Records 5 RBIs in Loss to Dayton April 21, 2013 Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 Game 1 Box (pdf) Game 2 Box (pdf) PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle softball team lost both games in today's conference doubleheader against the Dayton Fliers, 9-6 and 7-1, respectively. The Explorers scored six runs on just four hits in game one, largely due to a grand slam in the fourth from junior Megan Hodgson, who recorded five RBIs in the game. The inning started with a walk by sophomore Kristin Travers followed by two quick outs. Sophomore Alyssa... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News released April 19

Hire Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans on April 25th The Camden County Board of Freeholders, and Office of Veteran Affairs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ESGR and The American Legion, and their Camden County Executive Committee, is announcing a Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) job and coaching fair, which is part of a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. “The Board of Freeholders is very happy to be co-sponsoring the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair,” said Camden County Freeholder Board Deputy Director, Edward T. McDonnell, who is liaison to the county’s Office of Veteran Affairs.... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Bellmawr's Sauter Park new playground equipment brings out families

Bellmawr's Sauter Park on Park Drive in the Crescent Park section of town is in the final stages of having new playground equipment installed. Thanks in part to a grant from the Camden County Freeholders plus the hard work of Bellmawr's employees, the project includes tough timber borders, rubber mulch, new climbing equipment, and is positioned to reuse the existing swing frames. On a visit today (4/20/2013) the only things that seemed to remain are putting the swings in place, and some surrounding landscape work. Saturday turned out to be a beautiful spring day, and many young families and children... Read more →


Weekly Column (Friday, April 19, 2013) Violence and grief in the Boston area have rightly dominated our news media for the past week. The latest terrorist bloodshed is not at all senseless. It's the work of calculated malice. Innocent people, including children, have paid the price for other people's hatred. Our most important task right now is to pray for the victims and their families. God exists, and God can heal even the worst suffering, despite every human attempt to ignore him and every terrible sin that seems to "disprove" his presence. And yet it's fair to ask: How can... Read more →

[VIDEO] Communist college students hold pro-North Korea regime rallies in New York City

A group of “Communist/Leninist” students hosted two rallies on New York City’s Union Square late last month and last week to support the North Korean regime and denounce U.S. “intimidation” of the communist dictatorial government. "The Korean people are friends to all progressive minded people in the world," shouted Caleb Maupin, the leader or Red Youth, the self-described “Marxist-Leninist” student organization which organized the protest. "They want peace with the United States,” he continued in the March 23, event. “They want equality, democracy, all the things we are fighting for in this country. The North Koreans are our friends they... Read more →