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May 2013

Houston Firefighters Hurt in Five-Alarm Motel Fire - Firehouse

Flames erupt from the Southwest Inn on U.S. 59 in Houston on Friday, May 31, 2013. FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS CREATED: MAY 31, 2013 HOUSTON (AP) — Four firefighters were killed while battling a fire that engulfed a Houston motel and restaurant on Friday, and at least five other people were hospitalized, authorities said. Flames were shooting from the roof of the Southwest Inn, along one of Houston's most heavily traveled expressways, and black smoke was blanketing the area as firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze. Three firefighters were killed at the scene, while the fourth died at a hospital, according to... Read more →

Boys Varsity Baseball: Gloucester Catholic 9 Paul VI 1 /

Source USA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS 03:30 PM - Fri May 31, 2013 - Gloucester Catholic FINAL SCORE Paul VI1 Gloucester Catholic9 Paul VI Haddonfield, NJ Gloucester Catholic Gloucester City, NJ SCORES 1234567RHEPaul VI High School0001000100Gloucester Catholic0351000900 GAME SUMMARY WP: Shawaryn. LP: Bisirri. 2B: Hiester, Gussen, GC. 3B: Gallo, P.. Read more →

Baseball: Neutral sites for NJSIAA state semifinals and non-public finals

James Kratch/For The Star-Ledger May 31, 2013 9:15:00 AM EDT Here are the designated neutral sites for next Tuesday’s NJSIAA public state group semifinals and non-public sectional finals: GROUP 4 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North Jersey, Section 2: Ramapo College. Central Jersey vs. South Jersey: Monmouth University. GROUP 3 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North Jersey, Section 2: East Brunswick Tech. Central Jersey vs. South Jersey: Rider University. GROUP 2 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North Jersey, Section 2: Kean University. Central Jersey vs. South Jersey: The College of New Jersey. GROUP 1 North Jersey, Section 1 vs. North... Read more →

OBITUARY: Mark Fowler of Carneys Point, Audubon High School Alumnus

FOWLER Mark On May 27, 2013. Age 65. Of Carneys Point, Formerly of Gloucester City and Audubon. Mark was born and raised in Audubon and was a graduate of Audubon High School. He pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and then achieved his Master’s Degree in Music. Mark was a professional musician and loved music. He moved to Gloucester City and recently resided in Carneys Point. Survived by family and cherished friends. Services and Burial will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Mark Fowler. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made... Read more →


This is a representation of the coat of arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Argent, on a pile azure a star in chief of the field, the pile debruised by a fess sable, thereon three plates each charged with a cross gules. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies scheduled throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's seventeen high schools are proud to announce the baccalaureate and commencement schedules for the Class of 2013. Catholic schools are committed to academic excellence as well as fostering the intellectual development and growth of students... Read more →

Easy Win for The Rams Alumni, Thump Lions Alumni 24-17 |

( UNBEATABLE RAMS!!! --This year's Rams team had their way, once again, with the Lions Alumni. Rams Manager/Head Coach Bob Chew was asked what he attributed his team's success to? Chew said, "First of all, our team practices all year long. And, as you can see, that hard work pays off, both in the field, and at the plate. I am not taking anything away from our opponent. However, I do think some of the players on this year's Lions team were too old to be playing against us. I thought for sure a couple of them were going to... Read more →

Obituary: Benjamin R. Smolinski, of Gloucester City, age 67

SMOLINSKI Benjamin R. Surrounded by his loving family, on May 29, 2013. Age 67. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Laraine “Rainie” (nee Lennox). Loving step-father of Laraine Speyerer (John) and Christine Madiraca (Vinko). Cherished grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of Dolores (late Tom). Beloved son of the late Joseph Smolinski and Lorraine “Sherry” (nee Dworecki). Ben worked many years for Holt Logistics in Gloucester City and Hyde Point Milk Company in Delaware. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. At his request, cremation will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared... Read more →

Murphy Leads GC Baseball Past St. Joseph’s Metuchen; Lady Rams Edge Camden Catholic!

By gostrum on May 30, 2013 - 8:51 am in Athletics / no comments Abby Merryman Behind the pitching of sophomore John Murphy and the hitting of Phil Dickinson and Sean Breen, Gloucester Catholic blanked St. Joseph Metuchen 10-0 in five innings on May 29 to advance in the NJSIAA Non-Public A playoffs. Murphy struck out nine for the win while Dickinson and Breen had three hits apiece to lead the victory. The Rams will now host Paul VI in the semifinal round on Friday, May 31, at Joe Barth Field starting at 3:30 p.m. The Lady Rams, meanwhile, edged... Read more →

Oroho Questions Democrats’ Reversal to Deny State Pension Gains

via Successful American Employers May 29, 2013--Senator Steve Oroho questioned today the decision by Senate Democrats to reinstate a clause in bill, S2467/S2471, that would force New Jersey to divest pension funds from thriving American companies that legally sell firearms. “After sensibly agreeing to remove the requirement at a May 9 public meeting, Senate Democrats have reinstated the very clause that they publicly removed,” said Oroho (Sussex, Warren, Morris.) “I’m disappointed that public action taken by Democrats apparently doesn’t hold up behind closed doors.” S2467/S2471 prohibits New Jersey from investing the state’s pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing... Read more →

No. 12 seed Schalick shocks top-seeded Gloucester in S.J. Group I

GLOUCESTER CITY — Like most underdogs, the Schalick High School softball team puts rankings aside and lets its play do the talking. It certainly worked on Wednesday. Although the Cougars were considered a long shot against one of the area’s premier teams, No. 12 Schalick continued to defy the odds as it upset defending champion and top-seed Gloucester, 3-1, in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group I playoffs. “We had a gameplan and we stuck to it,” said Cougars head coach Jami Musey-Lau. “We were feeling really confident and were definitely prepared. This is a big-time upset.” As they’ve... Read more →

Boxing: Cameroon Carlos Takam Wins World Heavyweight Title

By admin Carlos Takam, the pride of CameroonPhoto: © WBF May 28, 2013 (eJumo)--According to the official website of the World Boxing Federation, Takam took charge from the start, and was quickly able to close the distance on his taller opponent before throwing and connecting with well-timed hooks from both hands. The defending champion fought mostly on the back foot, and just didn’t seem to have an answer to the clever boxing of the challenger. In round four, Grant finally had some success and started to work harder, but Takam just stepped it up himself and continued to dominate. The... Read more →

Dragon boats look to return to Schuylkill

May 28, 2013 By Peter Crimmins @petercrimmins The Schulkill Dragons, an all-women dragon boat team, has high hopes of qualifying to compete on the international level. With a few nationally competitive paddlers on board, and an aggressive tournament schedule this summer, the Philadelphia team believes it has a chance for the Club Crew Championships in Ravena, Italy, in 2014. But first, the Schuylkill Dragons want to get back on the Schuylkill River. The Dragons have not been on the Schuylkill since 2010, when Hurricane Irene damaged the river wall where many dragon boat teams had tied up their boats. When... Read more →

Arnold Paul Resavy, of Runnemede, WWII Army Veteran, Member of Runnemede Senior Citizens

Arnold Paul Resavy (April 28, 1920 - May 28, 2013) Arnold Resavy, on May 28, 2013, of Runnemede. Age 93. Beloved husband of Florence (nee Krzyzanowski). Devoted father of Marie Theresa Brown (Richard), Kenneth Paul Resavy, Roberta Frances DeLuca (Joseph) and Christopher Joseph Resavy (Sandra). Loving grandfather of Ryan and Jaime Wine, Michelle Strockbine (Michael), Michael, Kaitlyn and Brian Resavy. Great grandfather of Mia and Maci. Mr. Resavy was an Army vet of WWII. He was a member of American Legion Post #250, Runnemede and the Runnemede Seniors. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday eve and... Read more →

ASMFC Winter Flounder Board Approves Addendum III

Logo of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, chartered by U.S. Government for interstate cooperation in fisheries management. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release May 27 Alexandria, VA - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Winter Flounder Management Board has approved Addendum III to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the Inshore Stocks of Winter Flounder. The Addendum establishes an annual specification process to set commercial and recreational management measures for the Gulf of Maine (GOM) and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic (SNE/MA) fisheries. Each year, with advice from the Winter Flounder Technical Committee, the Board can adjust trip limits,... Read more →

NRA-ILA: New Jersey Senate to Vote on Gun Bills this Thursday

Dangerous legislation under consideration – Contact your state Senator and Senate President Stephen Sweeney TODAY This Thursday, May 30, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on multiple dangerous gun control bills. However, the state Senate has failed to use this opportunity to make easy fixes to longstanding issues that have plagued law-abiding gun owners in the Garden State. Among the fixes desperately needed are clarification of current law to prevent law-abiding gun owners from being turned into criminals over minor technical transportation violations; enforcement of the thirty-day permit issuance deadline already required by law but ignored by permitting... Read more →

Home Country: From the Cow to the Plow!

By Slim Randles “From the cow to the plow, Dewey,” Windy said, leaning on a shovel. Windy Wilson was on another of his “helper days” and today it was Dewey Decker’s turn to be helped. “What do you mean, Windy?” “You know … a slogan for the business. From the cow to the plow. Fertilizer. Farming.” He was helping Dewey spread some product around at Mrs. Simmons yard, helping her anticipate a greener lawn this summer. Besides enriching the English language at every possible moment, Alphonse “Windy” Wilson devotes one day each week to helping someone, for free, here... Read more →

Disabled NJ drivers will have to re-apply for handicap tags every 3 years - Burlington County Times

By Steven Hart Correspondent Parking privileges for handicapped drivers will have to be reaffirmed every three years under a policy that the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will start phasing in on Aug. 1. Under the new program, motorists will have to submit a doctor’s certification in order to keep using the license tags and rearview hang tags that enable them to park in designated spaces, according to Raymond Martinez, chairman and chief administrator of the commission. This does not mean all handicapped drivers must rush to renew immediately, Martinez said. Drivers will be notified as part of their... Read more →

Bellmawr Native Jason Nark, Wins Five Awards as Daily News Reporter |

Bellmawr native Jason Nark has won 5 awards from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as reported at Jason is a Daily News reporter (previously with the Courier-Post) and is currently living in Blackwood... ...but he was raised in Bellmawr, NJ! The article goes on to say that Jason's 5 awards included two first-place prizes. Jason grew up in Bellmawr, attending Annunciation School, and then Gloucester Catholic. He went on to Rutgers for his bachelor's degree and the University of Penn for his Masters. Very impressive for anyone... and even more awesome when it's a... Read more →

New Jersey students help Michelle Obama harvest White House garden

Erin O'Neill/The Star-Ledger May 28, 2013, 3:13:31 PM EDT WASHINGTON — It’s not every day that a kid from the Jersey Shoregardens with the First Lady of the United States. It’s even more unlikely that in the same afternoon that kid would shake hands with the President of the United States. But that was what happened today for 12 students from Monmouth and Ocean counties. "This is a chance of a lifetime. This is unbelievable," said Karen McKeon, superintendent of the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District. "At my age it’s a chance of a lifetime. At their age it’s... Read more →

Obituary: Timothy C. Starr, of Laurel Springs, age 25/

Timothy C. Starr Suddenly, on May 27, 2013. Age 26. Of Laurel Springs. Formerly of Winter Port, Maine. Beloved and cherished Son of Reuben Starr and Janice Lea Starr (nee Zebrowski). Loving Brother of Mackenzy “Mac” Starr and best friend of Bennett Goodin. Cherished Grandson of Bette and Jerome Zebrowski and Maureen Starr and the late Gerald Starr. Also survived and loved by his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Church family. Tim was a 2005 graduate of Highland High School. He was employed by Ordway Builders as a carpenter in Bangor, Maine. Tim was recently accepted into the School of Ministry... Read more →

Obituary: Mark Fowler of Stratford age 65 /

FOWLER Mark On May 27, 2013. Age 65. Of Stratford. Formerly of Carneys Point. Survived by family and cherished friends. Services and Burial private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Mark Fowler. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Read more →

Three Gloucester Catholic Rams headed to West Point |

English: The "Mural Wing" of Washington Hall, the Cadet Mess Hall at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY during lunchtime. All 4000+ cadets dine together family style at the exact same time every day for breakfast and lunch. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GLOUCESTER CITY — The funeral procession last month of James McNamee, a decorated World War II veteran, drove by the VFW Hall and then purposely passed Gloucester Catholic High School where “Big Jim” served as a janitor for the last 32 years. About 700 students lined the street along the old red brick school building, standing... Read more →

White like Me: Thoughts on Young Obama's Prom Photos | American Thinker

John Drew TIME has just published pictures from Barack Obama's prom night in 1979. For me, these photos are more evidence of something I have thought for a long time -- young Obama seemed like a white guy. Despite the Obama mythology, these new photos show that the young Obama was dating a white girl named Megan Hughes and hanging out with other white people including his basketball teammate Greg Orme and fellow student Kellie Allman. It was Kelli Allman (née McCormack) who provided these new photos to Time. She is pictured second from the left. One of the most... Read more →

Obituary: Annamarie Miles of Mt. Ephraim

Annamarie was born on April 10, 1978 and passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Annamarie was a resident of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mahaffey- Milano Funeral Home. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America 100 Dobbs Lane, Suite 202 Cherry Hill,NJ 08034 in Annamarie's memory. Read more →

Obituary: Eleanor Fultano, of Mt. Ephraim

Eleanor was born on November 16, 1929 and passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Eleanor was a resident of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey at the time of her passing. Funeral services were held at the (Sacred Heart Location)Emmaus Catholic Community Church, 7 W.Kings Hwy. Mt.Ephraim,NJ. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill,NJ. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the above named church at the (rectory address)19 E. Kings Hwy.Mt.Ephraim, NJ 08059 in Eleanor's memory. Read more →

Obit: Walter J. Ksiazek, of Mt. Ephraim |

Walter was born on July 16, 1924 and passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Walter was a resident of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey. Funeral services were held at Emmaus Catholic Community Church ( Sacred Heart location ) 7 W. Kings Hwy. Mt.Ephraim,NJ. Interment Calvary Cemetery,Cherry Hill NJ. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. John of God Community Services 1145 Delsea Drive Westville Grove,NJ 08093. Annamarie Miles Annamarie was born on April 10, 1978 and passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Annamarie was a resident of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey. Viewing for Annamarie... Read more →


Philadelphia Archdioces press release May 26, 2013 RESULTING FROM PASTORAL PLANNING INITIATIVE The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has approved the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee to merge parishes in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia. This merger is the result of ongoing restructuring that will ultimately strengthen parish communities throughout the Archdiocese positioning them for future growth and sustainability. It is hoped that the result will be revitalized parishes throughout the Archdiocese that are better equipped to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of future generations. The recommendations and resulting merger... Read more →

Cleveland's Ken Porter wants primetime on Showtime: Boxing Insider

Joe Maxse, The Plain Dealer May 22, 2013 8:16:39 AM EDT Calling out another fighter is nothing new. Calling out a television network is a new approach. Ken Porter, who trains his undefeated Cleveland welterweight son, liked what he saw Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J., as Shawn Porter upped his record to 21-0-1, with 14 KOs, as he dominated previously unbeaten Phil Lo Greco. Dropping Lo Greco in the ninth and 10th rounds, Porter was in front by scores of 99-89 and 100-88 twice. It was on the undercard of two nationally televised bouts on Showtime and therein lies the... Read more →

Computerize Traffic Systems Being Installed on Route 130 and Route 68 |

Photo credit WHAT FUNNY LOOKING TRAFIC LIGHTS?--The NJ Department of Transportation recently installed an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) at the intersection of Market Street and Route 130, Gloucester City. The units and camera (shown above) will adjust the time on traffic lights depending upon traffic congestion. This work is part of the Direct Connection Project which began in March. BY BILL CLEARY GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--As part of the Direct Connection Project the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) recently began installing specialized computer equipment at a number of intersections on Route 130 and Route 68, Camden County, that... Read more →

Video: Come to the USA | Ray Stevens AND 5 Things to Know about the Immigration Bill

link submitted by George F. Cleary Jr. 5 things to know about where immigration reform is right now When the Senate Judiciary Committee sent the sweeping immigration bill on to an eventual floor vote, many eyes turned towards the House and the prospects that it may play a role in torpedoing immigration reform. But the already drawn out process will only take more twists and turns before the possibility of eventual passage and there are important things to know about where comprehensive immigration reform stands right now. The Senate Will Pass the Immigration Bill — Probably Many have taken it... Read more →

Froch wants Ward rematch

LONDON (AFP) May 25, 2013, 11:19:54 PM EDT Nick Laham/Getty Images/AFP/File Andre Ward lands a left jab on the face of Carl Froch during their WBA/WBC Super Middleweight Championship bout, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on December 17, 2011. Froch on Sunday called on Ward to meet him in a rematch after unanimously out-pointing Mikkel Kessler in a world super-middleweight title unification fight. Carl Froch on Sunday called on Andre Ward to meet him in a rematch after unanimously out-pointing Mikkel Kessler in a world super-middleweight title unification fight. The Briton relieved Danish fighterKessler of his World... Read more →


Sylvan Avenue--Corner property, trash, debris, grass over 10 inches high “Imagine being the guy living next door to that and trying to sit in his backyard having a burger.” ~Gloucester City Mayor William James October 3, 2012 CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: By Bill Cleary/ UPDATE MAY 28, 2013 time 7PM GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Last October, Gloucester City Mayor William James, along with Housing Inspector Joe Stecklair, were interviewed by Courier Post reporter Lucas K. Murray about the strict laws the city is enforcing to stop blight. A snippet from that October 3, 2012 article: Town tickets early signs of blight in... Read more →

» Christie to help Obama change the subject » News -- GOPUSA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is looking to get his groove back - at the beach. A post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the New Jersey coast line on Tuesday, gives the president a chance for a three-point play that can move him ahead of the recent controversies that have dogged the White House. With New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie at Obama's side, effective government, bipartisanship and economic opportunity will be the unmistakable message in the face of the coastal recovery. For Obama, the tour helps him continue redirecting the political conversation after two weeks of dealing with the fallout over... Read more →

Wounded Warriors: Helping Injured Soldiers Continue to Serve

Sean Clifton was seriously injured in 2009 during a raid in Afghanistan. Today, he works for the FBI in Ohio. “Now I have another mission and another team to be a part of,” he said. Wounded Warriors Helping Injured Soldiers Continue to Serve 05/27/13 May 31, 2009. Eastern Afghanistan. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Clifton and his Special Forces team were conducting a raid against a Taliban stronghold. As an assault team leader, Clifton busted into a compound—and into a wall of enemy bullets. “I still remember everything vividly,” he said, “from the time I kicked in that door... Read more →

Bishop Ahr (0) at Gloucester Catholic (10), NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, South Jersey, Non-Public A - Baseball -

Star-Ledger, May 25, 2013 7:14 p.m. Mike Shawaryn threw a five-inning no-hitter as Gloucester Catholic, No. 12 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, defeated Bishop Ahr, 10-0, in the first round of the South Jersey, Non-Public A tournament in Brooklawn. Shawryn (6-2) struck out eight and walked one to throw his third no-hitter of the season for Gloucester Catholic. Pat Hiester had four RBI and two doubles and John Theckston added two RBI. Phil Dickinson was 2-for-2 with two runs and Fran Kinsey went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. via Read more →

A New Moral Treatment by James Panero, City Journal Spring 2013

If it’s true that “men moralise among ruins,” as Benjamin Disraeli wrote, the ruins of America’s nineteenth-century mental institutions should invite some serious reflection. Built between 1850 and 1900, these crumbling edifices speak to our onetime dedication to caring for the mentally ill. Almost all were designed on the Kirkbride Plan, named for Pennsylvania physician Thomas Story Kirkbride, author of an influential treatise on the role of architecture and landscape in treating mental disorders. Even in their dilapidated state, it’s possible to see how the buildings, which followed a method of care called the “moral treatment,” gave the mentally ill... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Brooklawn Memorial Day Ceremonies 2013

The cold and rain has given way to a beautiful Memorial Day in Brooklawn NJ. Each year the town of Brooklawn and the American Legion Post 72 put together a touching ceremony to honor those who served for our country, and who gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of our freedoms. Several touching speeches were given, and in the audience was Assemblyman Angel Fuentes. A few pictures are in this post, but head over to Facebook to see more (70 total). God Bless America and those who serve for us and our freedoms! Enjoy the beautiful day with family, friends,... Read more →

President Obama Issues ‘Prayer for Peace’ Memorial Day Proclamation

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 – President Barack Obama today proclaimed Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.” The president’s proclamation reads as follows: Since our Nation's earliest days, America has been blessed with an unbroken chain of patriots who have served our country with honor and distinction.... Read more →


Bald Eagle (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Meanwhile, reward offered in first case tops $7,000. HARRISBURG – A bald eagle found dead earlier this month in northwestern Pennsylvania is believed to have died from a bullet wound, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Thursday. The investigation into the death of a mature eagle found dead May 5 in Clay Township, Butler County, is the second the Game Commission has announced this week. The commission also is investigating the illegal shooting of a mature bald eagle in Allegheny Township, Cambria County. That bird was discovered injured by a concerned citizen May 10, and rushed... Read more →


Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Former Phillies infielder joins Riversharks CAMDEN, N.J. The Camden Riversharks announced that they have signed former Philadelphia Phillies infielder Wilson Valdez. Valdez was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1997 and was signed by the Florida Marlins in 2002. He went on to play for the Seattle Mariners, the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets organizations before joining the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009. In April, 2010, Valdez was called-up by the Phillies to replace the injured Jimmy Rollins and Juan Castro in the... Read more →

Thompson to Introduce Legislation Requiring Lap/Shoulder Seat Belts in New School Buses

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Citing Recent Old Bridge School Bus Crashes, Thompson Says Measure Would Offer Increased Child Safety Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) said that recent school bus accidents in Old Bridge, including a crash in which several children were injured, has prompted his introduction of legislation to make school buses safer. The bill, which is being drafted for introduction, would require all new school buses to include three-point lap and shoulder seat belts. "Parents put their children in infant seats and booster seats to make sure they're protected in their own cars, but... Read more →

UK boxer Froch predicting late stoppage of Kessler

LONDON (AFP) May 24, 2013 10:08:00 AM EDT Henning Bagger/Scanpix/AFP/File Britain's Carl Froch (left) hits Denmark's Mikkel Kessler during their super-middleweight fight in Herning, on April 24, 2010. Froch is predicting he will stop Mikkel Kessler inside 10 rounds in their world super-middleweight title unification fight on May 25. Carl Froch is predicting he will stop Mikkel Kessler inside 10 rounds in their world super-middleweight title unification fight on Saturday. Both boxers will be putting world titles on the line for a rematch in front of 18,000 fans at the O2 Arena in London after Englishman Froch weighed in at... Read more →

Roemer places 17th in high jump at NCAAs

PRESS RELEASE MAY 25 LaCrosse, WI … Junior Brigit Roemer (Ewing, NJ/Ewing), a student-athlete for The College of New Jersey women’s track and field program, placed 17th overall in the high jump event at the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Roemer posted a height of 1.60 meters (5’-3”), placing just one spot outside of All-American honors. The top eight finishers are named All-American, while nine through 16 receive All-American Honorable Mention citations. Elizabeth Evans, a senior from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, claimed the national title by clearing 1.79 meters (5’-10.5”). After... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT'S WEEKLY COLUMN "IRS officials have, of course, confessed that they inappropriately targeted conservative groups - - especially those with 'tea party' or 'patriot' in their names -- for extra scrutiny when they sought non-profit status. Allegations of abuse or harassment have since broadened to include groups conducting grassroots projects to 'make America a better place to live,' to promote classes about the U.S. Constitution or to raise support for Israel. "However, it now appears the IRS also challenged some individuals and religious groups that, while defending key elements of their faith traditions, have criticized projects dear to the... Read more →

D’Aiutolo, Gallagher post top 15 finishes at NCAAs

May 25, 2013 LaCrosse, WI … A pair of senior track and field stars from The College of New Jersey registered top 15 finishes at the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Senior Steven D’Aiutolo (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) placed ninth overall in the triple jump event with a leap of 14.67 meters (48’-1.75”). Classmate Andy Gallagher (New Foundland, NJ/Milford) finished 13th nationally in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He completed the event in 9:30.37. D’Aiutolo finished just one spot outside of All-American honors. In six jump attempts, he posted his top distance on... Read more →

Fish Oil May Help the Heart Beat Mental Stress |

English: Fish oil plant. Operated by Equateq, this plant opened in 2005 to process fish into omega-3 oils and fatty acids for the pharmaceutical sector. A big investment in an otherwise non-industrialised part of the Outer Hebrides. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Released: 5/22/2013 10:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: American Physiological Society (APS) more news from this source Newswise — Bethesda, Md. (May 22, 2013)—The omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil have long been thought to protect against cardiovascular disease—so much so that the American Heart Association currently recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week, particularly fatty varieties... Read more →

One of the Most Dangerous Overpasses in America is in Gloucester City NJ | NBC NEWS

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--The Route 676 overpass at Klemm and Orlando Avenues has been named one of the most dangerous in the entire country. Thirty million dollars has been set aside to fix it. Hopefully the Department of Transportation will have some money left over to fix the leaning utility pole shown in this picture. photo credit Millions of Americans will cross 'structurally deficient' bridges this weekend But hundreds of less glamorous bridges — many of them generic overpasses that take commuters over cross streets or other highways — remain vulnerable. Here are six crossings, together used by more than... Read more →

Memorial Day message from National Commander Jim Koutz

Dear Legion Family Members and Friends, All of us cherish the memories of our fallen comrades, friends or loved ones. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about the friends I’ve lost. I think about the young 20-somethings I knew from Vietnam who made the supreme sacrifice serving our nation. I think about the heroes from other eras – the Great Wars, Korea, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan – who gave their lives so all of us could enjoy our freedoms. This weekend, of course, another Memorial Day is upon us. I hope that you will join me... Read more →

Harvesting Even More From Crop Insurance

TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE Volume XVIII No. 21: May 24, 2013 --This week’s Wastebasket is part two of two. Last week, we analyzed the “Rear View Farm Bill” being considered in the U.S. Senate. This week, we dive into the federal crop insurance program to show how taxpayer dollars can be saved. Crop insurance – the most expensive taxpayer support in Washington’s bloated agriculture policy – was placed in the hot seat this week. As the Senate began to consider a new trillion dollar farm bill, amendments from lawmakers across the political spectrum sprang up. Whether they represented states with... Read more →