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May 2013

Armed Robbery of Sovereign Bank Branch in Cheltenham Township

May 29, 2013--The Cheltenham Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery today of the Sovereign Bank branch located at 500 Central Avenue in Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. At approximately 10:05 a.m., the subject entered the bank. He approached a teller, placed a silver handgun on the counter, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank on foot. He was last seen heading west on Laurel Avenue. The subject is described as a male,... Read more →


William Young of Wall Earns Post-baccalaureate Degree

University of Scranton (Photo credit: Wikipedia) from The University of Scranton SCRANTON, PA (05/28/2013)(readMedia)-- William V. Young of Wall was among the record number of graduate degree recipients who earned degrees from The University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 25. The Jesuit university conferred 65 doctoral degrees in physical therapy and 748 master's degrees at the ceremony held on campus. Young earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a major in physical therapy from The University of Scranton. Graduates represented 38 states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New... Read more →


Archbishop to Ordain 15 Men to the Permanent Diaconate

Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will ordain fifteen men to the Permanent Diaconate for service in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Rite of Ordination will take place during Mass following the Gospel. Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:45 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Permanent deacons are members of the clergy of the Catholic Church. They may be single or married. As ministers of God's Word, permanent deacons preach and teach. They baptize,... Read more →


The Harry James College Summer League Has Begun

New Jersey City University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 5/28/2013 | Men's Basketball FULL SCHEDULE JERSEY CITY, NJ (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | The 22ndannual Harry James College Summer League begins on May 28. New Jersey City University retired Hall-of-Fame coach Charlie Brown oversees the eight-team league, which includes six college programs—NJCU, Berkeley College, FDU-Florham, Felician College, Kean University, and Stevens Institute of Technology—and two teams of assembled collegiate players—Morgan Athletics All-Stars and 'Team Blaze'. The league features seven regular-season games contested primarily on Monday and Wednesday nights now through June 17. The quarterfinal round is Wednesday, June 19 and semifinals on Tuesday, June 25,... 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 →


Father sues after teen is dropped from track team

Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013, 3:01 AM There's a point Ervin Mears Jr. wants people to understand, and it's the reason he filed a federal lawsuit when his son was ousted from the high school track team: "Children have rights," Mears, 68, said, "just like any adult." In this case, he said, it's the right to run. On May 6, Mawusimensah Mears, a sophomore at Sterling Regional High School in Camden County, was kicked off the team, the suit says. Eleven days later, his father sued in Camden, naming the coach, athletic director,... Read more →


REGISTER NOW for Gloucester Township Police Junior Police Academy

REGISTER AT THE GT RECREATION CENTER ON BROADACRES DRIVE The Gloucester Township Police Department is proud to participate in our second year of the Gloucester Township Police Junior Police Academy. The juveniles will be considered cadets and will be given a uniform to wear every day. The Junior Police Academy consists of physical training, lectures, presentations, hands on activities and a field trip. The Junior Police Academy culminates with a graduation for each class. The Junior Cadets will learn how to march and work together as squads. Cadets will learn the importance of being physically fit, staying drug free, teamwork... 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 cnbnews.net “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 →


Moorestown Police Issues Update on the Whereabouts of the Black Bear | cnbnews.net

English: Black bear in the Canadian Rockies (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Moorestown Police Department May 29, 2013 at 8AM Attention Residents: The black bear was most recently observed by police officers in the area of Browning and Cottage Avenues on the south side of Cottage adjacent to the Pennsauken Creek early this morning. The Bear has avoided contact with people retreating into the wooded areas. To co-exist with the bear, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) strongly encourages residents to keep their trash cans secure and don't put them out at the street until the morning trash is collected,... Read more →


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

By Steven Hart Correspondent PhillyBurbs.com 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 →


Warrington Becomes First Wilmington Softball Student-Athlete Named Daktronics All-American

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DATE: May 28, 2013 NEWARK, Del. - - Katie Warrington continues to add to her legacy for the Wilmington University softball program, recently becoming the first softball student-athlete to be named All-America, earning 2013 Daktronics Honorable Mention All-America status. Warrington (Townsend, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) led the Wildcats to a 34-20 record this past season and was named as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second time in her career. A three-time first team All-CACC selection, she finished the year with a 17-5 record and a conference-best... Read more →


State pays N.J. State Police trooper $325,000 to settle whistleblower lawsuit over gun tracking

Christopher Baxter/The Star-Ledger May 26, 2013 12:42:00 AM EDT View full sizeThe state Attorney General's Office has paid a total $675,000 since 2011 to settle claims by two N.J. State Police troopers that they were retaliated against after raising concerns about the division's internal tracking of its thousands of weapons.Star-Ledger file photo TRENTON — The state Attorney General’s Office has agreed to pay $325,000 to a former State Police trooper to settle claims he was mistreated after warning that the division was failing to properly keep track of its thousands of weapons. The settlement, reached in February and recently obtained... Read more →


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

Bellmawr native Jason Nark has won 5 awards from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as reported at Philly.com. 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 →


Obamacare Insurance Won’t Cover Weight-Loss Surgery In Many States

By Sarah Varney KHN Staff Writer MAY 27, 2013 This KHN story was produced in collaboration with JACKSON, Miss. — Uninsured Americans who are hoping the new health insurance law will give them access to weight loss treatments are likely to be disappointed. That’s especially the case in the Deep South where obesity rates are some of the highest in the nation, and states will not require health plans sold on the new online insurance marketplaces to cover medical weight loss treatments, whether prescription drugs or bariatric surgery. Dr. Erin Cummins directs the bariatric surgery department at Central Mississippi Medical... 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/cnbnews.net

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 / cnbnews.net

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 www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Mark Fowler. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Read more →


Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Gloucester Township Police Vehicle

press release On May 29, 2013 at approximately 2:25 pm, an on duty Gloucester Township Police Officer was responding in a marked police vehicle to assist another officer, when the police vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle crash on Blackwood-Clementon Road between Cherrywood Drive and Emerson Drive. The police officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. The occupants of the other vehicle involved were not injured. This motor vehicle crash is being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit. Related articles News from the Gloucester Township Police Department Two Pedestrians Injured... Read more →


Philadelphia: Attempted Robbery of Bank of America/ See photos

press release/May 28, 2013 The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the attempted robbery on Friday, May 24of the Bank of America branch located at 2439 Welsh Road in Northeast Philadelphia. At approximately 11:35 a.m., the subject entered the bank and handed a teller a demand note. The subject eventually fled the area of the bank without obtaining any money. The subject is described as a white male, approximately 25-30 years old, about 5’8” tall, thin build, with a blond mustache and goatee and tattoos on both... Read more →


South Jersey Restaurant Owner Tom Delimaris Succumbs | cnbnews.net

Athanasios "Tom", Delimaris of Cherry Hill died on May 26, 2013 at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Irene (Farmakis). Devoted father of Sotirios of Cherry Hill and Aggeliki (Philip) Delemitas of Voorhees. Dear brother of Panagiotis (Panagiota) Delemaris of Voorhees and Stamo Diamantis of Cherry Hill. Mr. Delimaris, was the owner of O'Donnell's Restaurant in Gloucester City and the Lobster Trap in Pennsauken. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday 12 noon at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St. Cherry Hill where a viewing will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-12 noon. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park.The family... Read more →


Bishop Shanahan HS and Widener University Announce Academic Partnership | cnbnews.net

Widener Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release May 28 Bishop Shanahan High School and Widener University’s School of Engineering have created a first-of- its-kind partnership that will allow high school students to take selected college entry-level engineering courses at Bishop Shanahan, beginning this September. Dr. James T. Harris, Widener University President, and Dr. Fred A. Akl, Widener University Dean of Engineering School, will be joined by Dr. Carol A. Cary, Archdiocesan Superintendent of Secondary Schools, as well as Sr. Regina Plunkett, Bishop Shanahan’s President and Sr. Maureen McDermott, Bishop Shanahan’s Principal, for a formal signing ceremony on the Widener campus.... Read more →


6 Dead, 23 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Violence « CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) – Six people have been killed and at least 23 wounded in violence across Chicago since Friday evening. Chicago police said the weekend’s gun violence represents a significant drop compared with Memorial Day Weekend in 2012, when shootings throughout the city killed 10 people and hurt 47 others. The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Goose Island area on the city’s Near North Side. Charles Jones, 42, the manager of a Far South Side gentleman’s club, was shot to death in a confrontation with another motorist, whose 2005 Buick LaCrosse sideswiped Jones’ Maserati, police said.... Read more →


Three Gloucester Catholic Rams headed to West Point |courierpostonline.com

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 | cnbnews.net

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 →


AMERICAN HERO: Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, La

DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, La., died May 26, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group, Reserve, La. Related articles AMERICAN HEROES: Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr.,Pfc. Charles P. McClur AMERICAN HEROES: Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling US military deaths in Afghanistan... Read more →


FBI’s Top Ten News Stories

for the Week Ending May 24, 2013 Headquarters: FBI Mourns the Loss of Two Special Agents Killed in Training Exercise Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw, members of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team, were tragically killed Friday, May 17 during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Full Story Headquarters: Three Defendants Plead Guilty to Participating in Ambush Murder and Attempted Murder of ICE Agents in Mexico Julian Zapata Espinoza, a commander in the Los Zetas Cartel, led the attempted hijacking of an armored government vehicle that resulted in the death of Special Agent Jaime... Read more →


Atlantic City Casino Security Manager Indicted for Allegedly Promoting Prostitution

view indictment TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a security manager at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino has been indicted for allegedly obstructing an undercover investigation into prostitution in Atlantic City. James Curtis, 36, of Brigantine, was charged on Wednesday (May 22) with fourth-degree promoting prostitution and fourth-degree obstructing administration of law. The Atlantic County grand jury indictment alleges that on June 24, 2011, Curtis, who was a security manager at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, obstructed an investigation into prostitution at the casino. An investigation determined that Curtis, in his capacity as security manager,... Read more →


ARCHDIOCESE ANNOUNCES PARISH MERGER IN UPPER NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA

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 | cnbnews.net

Photo credit cnbnews.net 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 cnbnews.net 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 →


Welcome to the World Geoffrey Daniel Gettings Jr. | cnbnews.net

Geoffrey Daniel Gettings Jr. Jessica and Geoff Gettings, of Gloucester City, are proud to announce the birth of their first son Geoffrey Daniel Gettings Jr., born on May 20, 2013, at 6:27 pm weighing 7 lbs 8 oz. and 21 1/2 inches long. Proud Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Adam Tussey and Mrs. Mariann Gilbride and Mr. James Gettings. Proud Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cleary Sr., and Mrs. Marge Connelly. Related articles Welcome to the World Emma Jade What Kind of Business Do We Need in Gloucester City? CONGRATULATIONS! Jessica Tussey & Geoff Gettings to Wed on... Read more →


Virginia Selected as Host Site for NCAA Baseball Regional | cnbnews.net

Four-team tournament will run May 31-June 3 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NCAA announced today that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run May 31-June 3 at Virginia’s Davenport Field. Two games each will be played Friday (May 31), Saturday (June 1) and Sunday (June 2). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 3). Regional game times will be announced Monday. The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at noon... Read more →


WARNING! Black Bears Sighted in South Jersey

A black bear standing (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (cnbnews.net)The Moorestown Police Department issued the following warning today at 9am about a black bear being sighted on Monday, May 27 at various locations in the community. Attention Residents: There have been sightings of a black bear in Moorestown. A bear has been seen in the unit block of Meadow Drive, 100 block of Kings Highway, and the unit block of Shirley Avenue. The State of NJ provides the following information on dealing with the black bear population...http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts_avoid.htm A black bear (s) has also been sighted in Mount Lauel, according to a phillyburbs.com... 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 →


BLIGHT IS SPREADING IN GLOUCESTER CITY

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/CNBNews.net 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 - NJ.com

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 highschoolsports.nj.com Read more →


Rutgers President Barchi says embattled AD Julie Hermann will keep her new job

Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger May 27, 2013 4:05:30 PM EDT NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers President Robert Barchi released a statement today backing the university's new athletic director as she faces allegations she verbally and mentally abused players while she was avolleyball coach in the 1990s. Barchi said Julie Hermann, who is scheduled to start next month, was hired after a "rigorous and consultative selection process to ensure we had the best person for the position." "We look forward to her joining Rutgers and leading the university through the coming transition into the Big Ten," Barchi said. Barchi's statement was released... 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 →


Courthouse News Service: De La Hoya Cleared of Playboy Model's Charges

Oscar De La Hoya has generated more money than any other boxer in the history of boxing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By LORRAINE BAILEY May 25, 2013 (CN) - An appellate court dismissed a former Playboy model's allegations that boxer Oscar de la Hoya trapped her in a Ritz Carlton hotel room and forced her to perform "disgusting" sexual acts. Cecora said she and De La Hoya, the former "Golden Boy" of boxing, had sex in the luxury hotel room, then he put on her underwear and ordered $300 dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana to be delivered to the room,... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Department Kicks Off 101 Days of Summer | cnbnews

press release Encouraging Parents To Keep Our Children Even Safer In honor of National Missing Children’s Day, May 25th, the Gloucester Township Police Department, the Stetser-Lamartine American Legion Post 281, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) want to share important information about what parents can do to keep children safe. Every year in America, an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing, more than 2,000 children each day. Of that number, 200,000 are abducted by family members and 58,000 are abducted by non- family members, for which the primary motive is sexual. Each year, 115 children are... Read more →


Video: For Those Who Haven't A Clue, This Is Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

link submitted by George F. Cleary Jr. Related articles On Memorial Day, Obama pays tribute to fallen - Reuters Americans gather to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day - Fox News European Union Debates Arming Syrian Rebels - New York Times Syria: French journalists catalogue extensive use of chemical weapons - Telegraph.co.uk Dozens killed in wave of Baghdad bombings - CNN International Read more →


Robbinsville High School Students Recognized for Top “Proms and Alcohol Don’t Mix” Public Service Announcement Submission

Front Row (L to R) Abby Schneider, Ciera Valyo and Back Row (L to R)Diana Rackowski, Krystina Layton and Bruce Sapp (not pictured) CaleighMcKeown. Selected from 49 entries submitted by high schools throughout the State, the PSA will be professionally produced and will air on cable stations from April through June of 2013. TRENTON – The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) yesterday honored the winners from its annual “Proms and Alcohol Don’t Mix” public service announcement contest at the State Museum. The 30-second commercial was written by Robbinsville High School students Abby Schneider, Ciera Valyo, Diana Rackowski, Krystina Layton,... 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 →