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April 2013

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 →

Burlington County Sheriff to Seek $321,000 in Grants

Funding For Child Passenger, Pedestrian, And Traffic Safety Programs Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield is seeking $321,000 in grant funding to support three County safety programs. The funding, from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, will expand Sheriff Stanfield’s Child Passenger Safety Program, Pedestrian Safety Program, and Comprehensive Traffic Safety Program. “The safety of Burlington County residents is our top priority,” said Sheriff Jean Stanfield. “These projects combine education with tough multi-jurisdictional enforcement. We anticipate that this will have a significant impact on traffic safety in our county.” Sheriff Stanfield’s Child Passenger Safety Program is extremely popular with families who have small children. Child Passenger Safety technicians are fully trained and must recertify every two years in order to participate in this program. “We have inspected over 10,500 seats since we began this program in 1998,” said Stanfield. “Historically, almost 90% of the seats we check have been... 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 →

Primary Election Ballots On The Way To County Voters

Get-Out and Vote CNBNEWS.NET) APRIL 26, 2013--Burlington County County Clerk Tim Tyler announced today that the Clerk’s Office has completed its initial mailing of Primary Election ballots. Any ballot requested for the June 4th Primary Election before April 25th should be received in the coming days. “My office began issuing ballots on Friday, April 19, starting with Military and Overseas UOCAVA voters. Civilian ballot mailing also began the same day,” said Tyler. The last ballots of the initial 1,858 ballot mailing will be delivered to the post office this afternoon. “If a voter does not receive an expected ballot, they should call the Clerk’s Office as soon as possible,” said Tyler. “We are able to check their application status and have many more options available now to make sure an applicant has the ability to cast their ballot than we will have when Election Day is right around the corner.”... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Congressman Andrews Announces Jobs to Improve White Horse Pike

press release/April 26, 2013 HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ – Today, Congressman Andrews announced that the White Horse Pike will undergo a $3.8 million repaving project that will create quality construction jobs in South Jersey and make one of our region’s most travelled routes safer and less congested. Congressman Andrews was a strong supporter of the highway legislation that funds the project, which spans a five mile stretch in Camden County. Construction is scheduled to start this week and is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, according to developer South State, Inc. The federal funds will be used to resurface the stretch of the White Horse Pike running through Berlin, Clementon and Lindenwold. The project us designed to improve motorist safety and extend the lifespan of the entire roadway, including all travel lanes, turn lanes, shoulders and median openings. Also, a portion of the funds will be used... Read more →


Lightning Offense Explodes for 22 Runs and 31 Hits En Route to Extending Win Streak ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Playing the final games of her college career, senior Ashley Antosh (Twin Valley H.S./Honey Brook, Pa.) had three base hits and scored two runs while pitching a complete game as Goldey-Beacom College (13-31, 8-18) ended its season by sweeping a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader over Nyack College (5-30, 1-25) at the Orangeburg Little League Field on Saturday afternoon. After earning a 10-6 victory over the Warriors in the first game, the Lightning erupted for 12 runs and 17 hits in the nightcap to earn a 12-4 triumph in six innings. The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning in the first game when senior Anna Bailey (Milford, Conn.) reached on a fielding error by junior Roni Peters (Leonardtown H.S./Leonardtown, Md.) with the bases loaded. In the... 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 →

Big Innings Help No. 9 Wilmington Baseball To CACC Sweep of Caldwell

DATE: April 27, 2013 NEW CASTLE, Del. - - For the final regular season weekend home game, the Wilmington University baseball team celebrated the careers of six players on Senior Day, but it wasn’t only the seniors that helped the team to a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader sweep of Caldwell, 12-1 and 11-4, on Saturday at Wilson Field. The No. 9 Wildcats (35-12, 16-3 CACC) used a seven run inning in each contest to distance themselves away from Caldwell (8-29, 6-13 CACC) receiving big days from junior Josh Hampton and Joe Marciano on top of senior like performances from David Hatt, Jordan Johnson, Jonathan Rodriguez, Justin Risko, Joe El-Bisi, and Brandon Payne. The wins push the Wildcats streak to eight consecutive victories, as they are only two wins off the all-time mark of 37 wins, accomplished by the 2011 squad. By virtue of a Dominican split at Bloomfield on... Read more →

Win Records Fall As Katie Warrington Caps the Regular Season with a No-Hitter

DATE: April 27, 2013 BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - - Two wins in an afternoon is not something new to the Wilmington University softball team, but Saturday’s doubleheader sweep over Concordia, 6-1 and 6-0, meant much more to the 2013 season and the program as a whole, as records fell and the team solidified its playoff position on a historic day at Clipper Softball Field. A pair of win records fell for the Wildcats (32-19, 19-7 CACC), as they set new marks for overall wins in a season and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference wins. The 2007 team went 31-15 overall while team reset a fresh CACC wins record mark set by last year’s team of 18-8. The two wins also solidified the team’s position in next weekend’s CACC Tournament, locking the Wildcats into the third seed and matching them with the highest seed ever entering the tournament. The 2007 squad was also... 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 →

College Baseball/Softball Game Results for April 26 and April 27

TCNJ drops pair; qualifies for NJAC post-season April 27, 2013 Galloway, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team dropped a pair of 4-3 decisions to Richard Stockton College in New Jersey Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon. Despite the two losses, the Lions (17-20, 8-10 NJAC) finished sixth in the conference standings and qualified for the NJAC post-season tournament. They will open up at top-seeded Kean University on Tuesday in Union, NJ. The Ospreys (23-16, 11-7 NJAC) finished fourth in the conference and squared off at either Rowan University or William Paterson University. Ramapo College defeated Rutgers University-Camden 12-0 in the second game of their doubleheader after the Scarlet Raptors won the opener 5-3. The Lions received the sixth and final playoff spot due to the fact they defeated Rutgers-Camden in both face-to-face match-ups last weekend. Game 1: Richard Stockton 4 TCNJ 3 The Ospreys jumped out to... 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 →

YOUR MONEY: Billions Proposed for New Border Security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection :Original caption: CBP Officers uniforms and Border Patrol Agents uniforms pay tribute to fellow fallen officers during a Law Enforcement memorial service in Washington D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) by Christie Thompson ProPublica, April 26, 2013 Federal spending on border security is at anall-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders. The U.S. spent nearly $18 billion dollars on immigration enforcement agencies last fiscal year, more than all other law enforcement agencies combined. Where would another $4.5 billion go? Here’s a closer look at what is being proposed, and how the government has spent (and often wasted) border money in recent years. More border agents The proposal calls for an additional 3,500 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.... 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 →

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 and leaders of the recreational fishing community, highlighted issues related to MSA and laid out a course of action for the reauthorization of the MSA in the 113thCongress. Chris Horton, CSF's Midwest Regional Director, opened the briefing by introducing Jeff Angers, member of the CSF Board of Directors and President... Read more →

Pennsylvania Fire Chief Struck, Killed Directing Traffic on Interstate

FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS CREATED: APRIL 27, 2013 A Pennsylvania fire company is without a chief Saturday morning after he was struck and killed at a crash scene. Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller was struck while directing traffic on I-83 near Glen Rock, the York Daily Record reported. Matthew Scott Diehl, 32, of Shrewsbury, was taken into custody and charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and other violations, the paper reported. Miller, 45, was prounounced dead at York Hospital. Troopers told reporters Diehl was in the left lane on I-83 and moved over into the right lane and went around Miller’s vehicle, which was parked in the right lane with its emergency lights activated.The chief was struck with the front passenger side of his 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Diehl continued down the interstate, but stopped because traffic was backing up from the prior wreck, police said. READ via Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Don't Make a Hot Dog |

by Dawn Watson ( Although I've written and spoken about this topic many times, I'd like to address it again. We all like to take Fido for car rides and sometimes, we want to combine that ride with a few errands. If you feel you need to leave your dog in the car in order to take care of business, here's a word to the wise: TAKE HIM HOME, FIRST. Dogs die in cars. It's a horrible death. If it's 70 degrees outside, the inside of your car will reach well over 150 degrees within minutes. Don't do it. While I don't condone destruction of private property, let's just say I will not allow a dog, alone in a car on a warm day, to perish. I will do whatever it takes to get the dog out of there after calling the police. Did you know that Brother of the... Read more →

Best friends earn Fulbright grants at Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Political Science majors traveling to United Kingdom, Namibia ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (04/24/2013)(readMedia)-- Best friends Jillian Casey and Julia Ward, Political Science majors at Elizabethtown College, received Fulbright award notifications for the 2013-2014 school year. Ward, of Coatesville, Pa., will, in cooperation with the Legal Assistatnce Centre's Gender Research and Advocacy Project in Windhoek, Namibia, study gender quota. Casey, of Mountain Top, Pa., will travel to the United Kingdom, to study international relations as part of a master's degree program at Aberystwyth University in Wales. The U.K. is a perennially competitive country for Fulbrights. Casey was one of 49 winners from 700 applicants. The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the flagship international educational exchange program. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between people in the United States and those in other... 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 current Senate proposal allows all illegal aliens to come forward to receive “Registered Provisional Immigrant” (RPI) legal status within six months after President Obama signs the bill. That is Amnesty. Scripture clearly commands individuals and the Body of Christ to show kindness and compassion to “strangers” or “sojourners,” terms that... 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 region. With the endangered species listing of Atlantic sturgeon, effective April 6, 2012, research on this species has gained in significance and importance. The Division's portion of the project is to purchase, assemble, deploy and maintain 18 receivers in the Delaware Bay. Data is downloaded monthly from each receiver to... Read more →

“2nd Annual Matthew Kuhn Scholarship Benefit”

Sponsored by the Brooklawn Little League Date: Saturday April 27, 2013 Time: 8pm -12am Place: Gloucester Heights Fire Hall 230 Nicholson Rd. Gloucester Heights, NJ 08030 DJ, Basket Auction, 50/50 Door Prizes, Block Pool Tickets are a $25 donation in advance $30 at the door All you can eat and drink! Ask your coach/team mom for details Proceeds benefit a Gloucester High or Gloucester Catholic graduating senior who meets the criteria of the Brooklawn Little League Board for more information visit>Matthew Kuhn Scholarship Contact Info: Kevin Flynn 609-330-0755 Read more →

Logan Ryan Selected by New England in 2013 NFL Draft

April 26, 2013 PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 26, 2013) – Rutgers junior cornerback Logan Ryan (Berlin, N.J.) was selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots Friday evening. Ryan joins former Rutgers teammates Devin McCourty and Justin Francis with the Patriots in Foxboro. In the 2012 NFL Draft, Mohamed Sanu was also selected with the 83rd pick in the draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Ryan had a monster junior season for one of the nation’s top defensive units. Ryan started all 13 games in 2012, totaling 94 tackles, 17 pass breakups and four interceptions. Prior to Rutgers Ryan played for head coach Dan Spittal at Eastern High School ... rated the No. 1 cornerback in New Jersey by … ranked overall as the No. 9 prospect in New Jersey by and the No. 15 cornerback prospect nationally by … SuperPrep Magazine’s... Read more →

North Wildwood Businessman Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

PHILADELPHIA—Mark Olkowski, 62, of North Wildwood, New Jersey, a business partner in K&O Sporting Goods, pleaded guilty today to tax charges for filing false personal income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service from 2006 through 2009. K&O, on Moyamensing Avenue in South Philadelphia, is a distributor of T-shirts and other clothing items to labor unions, municipalities, and political candidates. During 2006 through 2009, Olkowski failed to report a total of approximately $148,000 of income to the IRS. The unreported income included significant sums of cash received by K&O but which Olkowski pocketed and did not deposit to K&O business accounts, and income he received from making personal expenditures using corporate credit cards. The tax loss on this unreported income is approximately $25,000. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 24, 2013. In addition to filing false income tax returns, Olkowski also pleaded guilty to 15 counts of wire fraud... Read more →

Eric Fisher Speaks about Being Number One

By Raymond Rolak special for Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher NEW YORK— Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher realized a lifelong dream and made history when he was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The All-American offensive tackle etched his name in the record books when he took the stage at the renowned Radio City Music Hall in New York, becoming the highest NFL draft pick in CMU and Mid-American Conference history. After his name was called, Fisher made his way to the stage, donned a red and white hat, and, while holding a Chiefs jersey bearing the No. 1, carried out a first round draft day tradition by getting his photo taken with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. “I can't even process what's happening right now,” Fisher said. “This is a dream come true, the fact that I was the No.... Read more →


APRIL 26, 2013--The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders are announcing a road resurfacing project to begin in Evesham and Mount Laurel Township. Resurfacing of a 3.0- mile portion of Church Road (County Route 616) is expected to begin Monday, April 29, 2013. The project involves milling and overlay of Church Road from Mount Laurel-Hainesport Road to Medford Township Line. The work is expected to take about three weeks to complete. Traffic will be maintained with one lane alternating during milling and paving operation. Motorists using the roadway may experience a delay and are recommended to find alternative routes during the work. The work is being done as part of the County’s 2011 State Funded Overlay Program. This is the last roadway of the County’s 2011 State Funded Overlay Program. 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 cook. After her beloved husband, Albert, passed away, she took her first driving lesson at the age of 67. She loved dancing and was the life of many parties. Her happiest days were spent with her family on the beach in Cape May. Tillie was a member of the Gloucester... 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 a real jokester and enjoyed music. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Monday from 9:30 to 10 am at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Funeral Service 10 am in the funeral home officiated by Pastor Glenn DeShields, Associate Pastor of Grace... 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 President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 for several years. She loved to crochet and made many beautiful items. She also crocheted baby hats for infants and lap rugs for nursing homes. She was an avid cook, and loved to bake, and spend time with... Read more →

American Heroes: Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, and 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess

DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died April 23, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Aviation Battalion, 10th RIP CPT AARON BLANCHARD Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were: Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, 32, of Selah, Wash., and 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, 26, of Fairfax, Va. Related articles AMERICAN HEROES: Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28, Staff Sgt Rex L. Schad/cnbnews Army Captain Aaron Blanchard American Heroes: Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr., Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado,Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III American Heroes : Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter, 25, of South Amherst, Ohio, Pfc. Benjamin J. Park, 25, of Fairfax Station, Va. American Heroes: Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver of Medford, Mass.; Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr.... 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 out 9. But the Bulldogs Mazzo led off the 8th against Darrow and scored after a couple Lion's miscues giving the Bulldogs an 2 -0 win. The Lion's were led on offense by Stephen Bobo 2 for 3 with a double. Gloucester High junior Mike Cox photo credit Bruce Darrow... Read more →

Shoplifting- CVS Store Cross Keys Rd and in Glassboro

press release April 25, 2013 A Black male suspect with a beard and wearing heavy clothing, conceals large shopping bags, fills them with skin care products inside the CVS stores, and quickly exits without paying. First incident- CVS on Cross Keys Road 3-24-2013, the suspect loads up one bag and steals $1,000 worth of Oil of Olay products. Second incident- CVS on Cross Keys Road 3-29-2013, the suspect loads two bags and attempts to steal $1,400 worth of Oil of Olay products, but employees recover the items. The suspect leaves in a silver Chrysler 300 four door. Third incident- CVS on N. Delsea Drive in Glassboro 4-5-2013, the suspect loads up two bags and steals $2,000 worth of Rogaine and Oil of Olay products. If you have any information or can identify the suspect in this video, please call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous... Read more →

TRAVEL ALERT: Interstate 295 southbound traffic shift planned on Al-Jo Curve

at I-76/Route 42 interchange Direct Connection contract 1 kicks into gear in Camden County (Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that a major traffic pattern shift on the Interstate 295 southbound Al-Jo Curve ramp underneath Interstate 76 is expected to be implemented this weekend in conjunction with the Direct Connection project in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim, Camden County. Beginning Friday night, April 26, NJDOT’s 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, April 27 - is necessary for the contractor to set up the new work zone as it begins work to reconstruct the inside portion of the ramp, as well as to provide safe construction vehicle access along the ramp. Once established, the new traffic pattern will maintain... Read more →

Holt Says 'SHARK' is Continuing its Smear Campaign

by Bill Cleary ( CITY NJ--On Wednesday, Steve Hindi, the president of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) criticized Leo Holt, president of Holt Logistics, Gloucester City for being involved with the Philadelphia Gun Club and Jackson Lab located in Maine. Hindi said both organizations are cruel to animals, namely pigeons and mice. In June 2010, following a similar attack by SHARK, Holt released a press a statement to CNBNews that he has requested be republished today as a response to these recent accusations Holt said last night in a email, "We stand by everything that we said in our previous letter, so please reprint it. "The subject matter in Gloucester City is no different this year, where we will maintain our tradition of supporting the Fourth of July fireworks. The difference this year is that the fringe players who wrote to you have revealed that they are part... 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 War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery. Protesters rampaged through site on Friday, despite efforts by America to calm tensions sparked when it emerged U.S. soldiers had burned Muslim holy books in a pile of rubbish at a military base in Afghanistan.... Read more →

Attention Gloucester City Residents!

OPERATION TAKE BACK- SATURDAY APRIL 27TH BETWEEN 10am and 2pm. The Gloucester City Police Department will participating in the nationwide Operation Take Back on Saturday, April 27, between the hours of 10am and 2pm. If you have any prescription drugs that you do not want you can turn them in on that date with no questions asked. This is a very popular program run in conjuntion with the DEA. Below is more information from the Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA Hopes to Remove a Third of a Million Pounds of Expired Prescription Drugs from Circulation on Its Sixth Take-Back Day April 27 APRIL 25 (WASHINGTON) – After collecting more than 1,000 tons of expired, unwanted prescription medications at previous events over the past three years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national, tribal, and community partners will hold a sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the country on Saturday,... 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 tour of the stadium following the luncheon. Photo: Gloucester Catholic's Katie O'Shea and Nick Liscio are honored by Taliaferro Foundation Board members and sponsors on Tuesday, April 16, at Lincoln Financial Field. Related articles Taliaferro Foundation Honors Eagles Gloucester Catholic Recipient of Taliaferro Foundation Award | Philadelphia Eagles, Joel... Read more →


AT SEPARATE HEARINGS 04/30 AND 05/02 It is critical that you attend in person in Trenton! Buses will be available at locations statewide Contact Senate President Stephen Sweeney and members of the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee immediately! On Tuesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 2, the New Jersey State Senate Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear testimony on a new bill package that includes some of the worst attacks on firearms owners and sportsmen in state history. The full package of bills has not yet been introduced, but based on the most recent draft legislation we have seen, the package includes: - A ban on dozens of popular handguns and rifles used for hunting and target shooting, camouflaged as a fifty caliber ban. - No firearms training, no Second Amendment rights: First-time applicants for FID cards and handgun purchase permits will be denied without proof... Read more →

All Gloucester County Police Departments Participating in Operation Take-Back New Jersey

Saturday (April 27) will be the sixth opportunity for Gloucester County NJ residents to rid their homes of expired and unused prescription medications that are frequently misused and abused after falling into the wrong hands. All Gloucester County police departments, the county Sheriff’s Office and the Rowan University Police Department will staff collection locations for “Operation Take-Back New Jersey” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collection boxes will be placed at each police headquarters and sheriff’s officers will oversee collection at the County Store in the Deptford Mall. On the Rowan campus, the site will be in Bole Annex,1601 Whitney Ave., Glassboro. Collection addresses can be found on the US Drug Enforcement Administration Web site ( Click on the “Got Drugs?” banner. The DEA and its law enforcement partners nationwide sponsor the collections of prescription drugs, which the federal agency destroys. In five previous take-back events since 2009, more than... Read more →

Pine Hill Police Department Participating in Operation Take Back NJ

The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in Operation Take Back New Jerse y on Saturday, April 27th, 2012 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The event will be held at the Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue. The Department will be providing a safe and legal method for the residents of Pine Hill and surrounding jurisdictions to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication. From the DEA website: The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey (NJ) Division Operation Take Back NJ is to provide a safe and legal method for the citizens of New Jersey to dispose their unwanted, unused, and expired medicines. Each year, experts say, a growing number of teenagers quietly turn to a seemingly unlikely source to score drugs — their parents’ medicine cabinets. According to the most recent studies, Monitoring the Future, University of Michigan, between 1997 and 2007, treatment... 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 additional details available at the South Jersey Times Related articles Two I-295 crashes in South Jersey cause traffic delays Al-Jo Curve at I-76/Route 42 interchange to be CLOSED OVERNIGHT! Ground broken for $900 million I-295 project TRAVEL ALERT: Interstate 295 southbound traffic shift planned on Al-Jo Curve Read more →