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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... Read more →

Burlco Health Department Issues Heat-Related Illness Prevention Tips

May 31, 2013 press release The Burlington County Health Department is asking residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness during the very high temperatures this weekend. “Although anyone is susceptible to a heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. Infants... Read more →

Boys Varsity Baseball: Gloucester Catholic 9 Paul VI 1 /cnbnews.net

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 →

Girls Varsity Softball : ST. JOHN VIANNEY 5 Gloucester Catholic 4

07:00 PM - Fri May 31, 2013 - St John Vianney HS FINAL SCORE Gloucester Catholic4 St John Vianney5 Gloucester Catholic Gloucester City, NJ St John Vianney Holmdel, NJ SCORES 1234567RHEGloucester Catholic0003010400St John Vianney HS0111200500 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... Read more →

Area Residents Graduate from Marist College

English: Picture of Marist College Student Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (05/31/2013)(readMedia)-- The following residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 24. Alexandra Baumann of Wall, NJ, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. Kristin Baumann of Wall, NJ, received a Bachelor of Science degree in... Read more →

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Chews Landing Road Area

The annual Gloucester Township Day event will be occurring Saturday June 1st from 11:00am to 9:00pm with fireworks at 9:00pm. A large volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic is expected at this event throughout the day. Motorist may experience delays on Chews Landing Road, Kelly Drivers Lane and Hider Lane during... 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... Read more →

Judge Reduces Bail for Homicide Codefendant

Gloucester County Prosecutors Office press release May 31, 2013 Over the objection of an assistant Gloucester County prosecutor who called accused homicide codefendant Amada Rickerd “a participant with full knowledge” of plans to rob Joseph McConnell in his Franklinville home on March 31, a judge today reduced the 18-year-old Mantua resident’s... Read more →

Local Students Named to Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia) YORK, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester at York College of Pennsylvania: Peter DiGiambattista of Bellmawr (08031), a senior Supply Chain Operations Management major Brittany Hall of Wall (07719), a senior Early... Read more →

Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146% - Forbes

by Bruce Rogers, Forbes Staff If you’re a 25 year old male non-smoker, buying insurance for yourself, the cheapest plan on Obamacare’s exchanges is the catastrophic plan, which costs an average of $184 a month. (By “average,” I mean the median monthly premium across California’s 19 insurance rating regions.) The next... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Release Surveillance Video of Suspects Wanted for Vandalizing 36 Cars

Published on May 31, 2013 The Philadelphia Police Department's South Detectives Division is seeking to identify four suspects for vandalism in Graduate Hospital. Four individuals depicted in this video are persons of interest regarding a criminal investigation. On May 31, 2013, at 3:45am, numerous vehicles were vandalized in the area of... Read more →


· United Health Foundation issues first America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report · Analysis illustrates strengths, challenges nationally and in New Jersey · Findings emphasize need to prepare for New Jersey’s growing senior population NEW JERSEY (May 29, 2013) – New Jersey is ranked 27th for senior health, according to the inaugural... Read more →

Public Assistance Grants Awarded to Brick and Scotch Plains for Superstorm Sandy Repairs

Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3 million in Public Assistance grants to the municipalities of Brick and Scotch Plains, as well as a $4.85 Hazard Mitigation grant to the State of New Jersey. The Township of Brick... Read more →

Local residents Graduate from The University of Scranton

SCRANTON, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- The University of Scranton conferred 1,735 degrees – the largest number of degrees in its history – at two commencement ceremonies this weekend, including more than 900 bachelor's and associate degrees at its undergraduate commencement on May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre.... Read more →

Millions in government assistance wrongly sent to N.J. inmates

May 29, 2013 By Phil Gregory Thousands of prisoners in New Jersey have been unfairly taking advantage of taxpayer money. State Comptroller Matt Boxer says an audit has found that $23 million in government-assistance benefits were paid over a two-year period to inmates who were not entitled to receive them. He... Read more →

Pagans biker gang member to be sentenced on drug trafficking charges - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Richard J. Speciale, known as "Big Rick," is scheduled for sentencing July 23 in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, W.Va., and faces at least 10 years behind bars. Although Speciale pleaded guilty in 2011 to distributing cocaine in a case that began in Pennsylvania, his sentencing repeatedly has been delayed by... Read more →

Video/CAMDEN CITY NJ: Women Attacked at Cooper Hospital | NBC 10 Philadelphia

By Lauren DiSanto | Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Updated 5:44 PM EDT Two female employees of Cooper University Hospital have been the victim of a crime in the past ten days. The most recent incident happened yesterday, when police say a member of the hospital's medical staff was robbed on... Read more →

Man of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'The World's End' among summer's 15 most-anticipated movies'

John Serba | jserba@mlive.com May 28, 2013, 8:00:06 AM EDT MOVIE REVIEWS John Serba's reviews of other summer-blockbuster fare: 'Iron Man 3': Robert Downey Jr. again contributes signature wit to comedic superhero flick 'The Great Gatsby': Baz Luhrmann helms extravagant but emotionally empty display of eye candy 'Fast and Furious 6':... Read more →

Literacy Volunteers of Camden County is seeking volunteer tutors

A tutor from Literacy Volunteers of Camden County works with one of their students at the Voorhees library of the Camden County Library System.] At age 77, Jim read his first book. Shabi passed her citizenship test. Chen spoke to her doctor. VOORHEES, NJ – May 29, 2013 -- You, too,... Read more →


Indian King Tavern on the NRHP since December 18, 1970. At 233 Kings Hwy. E, Haddonfield, New Jersey. Museum in the building where New Jersey "declared independence from Great Britian" (simplified) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SATURDAY AS PART OF DAY-LONG REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT TRENTON - A New Jersey unit loyal to the... Read more →

Angela Harris of Gloucester City Makes Spring 2013 Dean's List at Lebanon Valley College

Current Lebanon Valley College Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Harris pursuing bachelor of science in psychology ANNVILLE, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- Angela B. Harris of Gloucester City, N.J., was named to the spring 2013 dean's list at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., while in pursuit of a bachelor of science in psychology. Dean's list... Read more →

NCAA: Interest leads to growth — and TV viewership — for baseball

NCAA Photos NCAA Photos Nearly 1.4 million viewers on average tuned in to watch College World Series games on ESPN last year. ‘It didn’t always used to be this way’ Last Updated - May 29, 2013 12:02 GMT FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Dave Van Horn takes the time to remind his players... 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... Read more →

South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online — Portland — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical. The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to his patients informing them that he would no longer accept any... Read more →

Suspect Arrested While Attempting To Scrap Metal From Three Apartments

On May 28, 2013, a Gloucester Township Police officer patroling the Maple Terrace Apartments came across a suspicious vehicle parked in a back parking lot of the complex. As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed William B. Harris entering the vehicle which was full of scrap metal from kitchen appliances.... Read more →

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

(cnbnews.net)THE 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,... Read more →

NJPP: Forget About Cutting Taxes. Invest in New Jersey Instead

New Jersey Policy Perspective press release May 30 New Jersey policymakers are considering a tax cut proposal that would drain the state's revenues by about $1.6 billion each year once fully phased in, but would that be the best use of New Jersey's resources? The clear answer is no, according to... Read more →

Back-to-Back Years Wilmington Baseball Named on ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove All-East Region Teams

DATE: May 30, 2013 NEWARK, Del. - - Pitching and offense weren’t the only two factors which led the Wilmington University baseball team to its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division II East Region Championship this past season. For the second year in a row, the Wildcats had players named... Read more →

Providence College Awards Undergraduate Degrees to Local Residents

PROVIDENCE, RI (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local residents were among over 900 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College's Ninety-Fifth Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Michael Cavanaugh, a resident of Wall, NJ, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Coleen Curry, a... 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... Read more →

Tristan Wilson, of Gloucester City, Graduates from Millersville University

MILLERSVILLE, PA (05/29/2013)(readMedia)-- Tristan Wilson of Gloucester City, NJ, graduated alongside 1,110 Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the spring 2013 undergraduate commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 18 in Millersville's Biemesderfer Stadium at Chryst Field. Wilson graduated earning a BS degree in Speech Communication. Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a... Read more →

Theft of an iPhone in the area of Cross Keys Road

Gloucester Township Police May 29, 2013 The victim discovered that his iPhone was missing when he arrived at his place of business on Kearsley Road in Gloucester Township on May 3, 2013. He believed that he left it sitting on his truck between that location and Washington Township, and it fell... 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... Read more →

A Special Message From Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey

Good Afternoon All, There was an article written regarding a review of the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of deadly force and officer involved shootings. There are a few things that need to be clarified. About six months ago, I reviewed a study conducted within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as... Read more →


Registration deadlines for professional-development courses approach. May 29, 2013HARRISBURG – Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops that also fulfill mandates set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Project WILD aims... 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... Read more →

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

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... 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.... Read more →


May 29, 2013 CHERRY HILL NJ--According to the Cherry Hill Police Department on May 24, 2013 at 1230hrs the pictured female attempted to scam an unsuspecting elderly female utilizing what’s called a “Pigeon Drop”. Police said, the female suspect allegedly approached the victim in the parking lot of Wegmans in Cherry... Read more →

Chris Freind: No cheers for Gov. Corbett in alcohol sting

related FREINDLY FIRE By CHRIS FREIND Times Columnist The season has finally arrived! Memorial Day weekend ushered in the unofficial start of summer when people relax with family and friends, enjoying what little leisure time is left in America. But Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett made it abundantly clear he wasn’t interested... Read more →

Four Wilmington Baseball Student-Athletes Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Teams

DATE: May 29, 2013 NEWARK, Del. - - Postseason accolades continue to roll in following the record breaking season the Wilmington University baseball team had in 2013 as four student-athletes were mentioned on the American Baseball Coaches Association(ABCA)/Rawlings All-East Region Teams. Seniors Brandon Payne (New Castle, Del./William Penn) and David Hatt... Read more →

GCPO Arrests of Indecent Exposure, Oxycodone Selling Suspects | cnbnews.net

press release May 29, 2013 The fugitive unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office today arrested a Camden NJ man charged with exposing himself to a woman and children in a Glassboro NJ K-Mart store and a Deptford NJ man charged with distribution of the addictive painkiller Oxycodone in West Deptford... Read more →

New Jersey Sues Gas Stations Accused of Selling Leaded Aviation Fuel to Motorists | cnbnews.net

View Civil Action NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced the Division and its Office of Weights and Measures have sued six gas stations, their parent company, and two fuel distribution firms, after the gas stations allegedly sold aviation fuel, which... 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... Read more →

Live Free or Move by Scott Beyer - City Journal

To listen to President Obama and the media, you would think America’s most pressing issues are gun control and immigration. But the issue that has plagued Obama from the start is job creation. Though unemployment has ticked down to 7.5 percent, the job numbers remain bleak when accounting for those underemployed... 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... Read more →

Regional fields announced as countdown begins to College World Series

NCAA.com/ May 27, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS — The field of 64 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced Monday by the DI baseball committee. The national top eight seeds are North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida... Read more →