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Pheasant (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Game Commission seeks partners to help expand popular program. HARRISBURG – After more than a decade of success, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is working to expand its Junior Pheasant Hunt Program and is seeking partners to do so. The commission is asking sportsmen’s clubs and other conservation organizations to meet an increasing demand created by the youngsters who want to participate in the program. And this year, clubs have the opportunity to host not one, but two organized junior pheasant hunts, and have been given leeway to accept more participants at the events they host. Those... Read more →


May 24, 2013 GREENSBORO, N.C. - For the first time in 27 years, Saint Joseph's will be represented at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships as graduate student distance standout Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) took sixth place out of 48 runners in the 10,000m on Thursday evening at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track and Field East Regional Preliminary Round at Irwin Belk Track inside of Aggie Stadium, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University. In a time of 29:59.82, McDonnell becomes one of 12 finalists to advance to the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track... Read more →

James J. Ryan Sr., Bellmawr Mayor/Councilman, Rotary Club Member, Businessman, Entrepreneur, WW II Navy Veteran |

Surrounded by his loving family, on his 90th birthday, May 23, 2013. Former Mayor and City Councilman of Bellmawr. More recently of Mt. Laurel and Cherry Hill and a long-time resident of Sea Isle City. Loving and devoted husband of 60 years to Gwendolyn V. (nee Egner). Beloved father of Richard, Kathleen Pacifico, James Jr. (Sara), David (Stacey), Jennifer Alleva (David) and Daniel. Cherished “Poppy” to 17 grandchildren and the late Jaime DeMaria, and 4 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Edwin (Ruth), brother-in-law of Mary, wife of the late Jack, his twin, and brother of the late Bernard (Helene), Jerome... Read more →

Camden County Freeholder Board May 24 News

Join us Saturday at the Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony Honoring Our Heroes Please join the Camden County Freeholders and Office of Veterans Affairs as we honor our nation’s heroes with a special ceremony for friends and families of veterans from Camden County who sacrificed their lives in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event will be held on Saturday, May 25th, from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. at the Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden. “We embrace our veterans and the County’s Office of Veterans Affairs works every day to deliver veterans the information, help and services... Read more →

Campaign encourages smokers to “Talk With Your Doctor” for help quitting

English: Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. White on blue background with white rays but no white "burst". No detailed wording. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Advice and help from doctors can more than double odds smoker will quit successfully Because a doctor’s advice and assistance more than doubles the odds that a smoker will quit successfully, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with five national physician groups on the new “Talk With Your Doctor” campaign to encourage smokers to ask a doctor for... Read more →

South Camden Theatre Announces 2013 Summer Staged Reading Series

Three New Works will be Presented for Free on Stage at Waterfront South Theatre CAMDEN, N.J. — May 22, 2013 - South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey will host a free staged reading series on Monday evenings this summer that features new works by Laura Toffentti, Joseph M. Paprzycki and Kevin Kautzman. WITHOUTH A PARACHUTE written by Laura Toffenetti and directed by Susan Paschkes will be staged June 24 at 7p.m. PERRENIALS by Joseph M. Paprzycki directed by Sean Close will be staged July 29 at 7p.m. and DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP... Read more →

Former Marine, Fire Captain Describes Loss of Sons on 9/11

press release By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 21, 2013 – Former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and retired New York City fire captain John Vigiano is all too familiar with what he calls bad days. Speaking after the Armed Forces Wounded Warrior Mural Dedication Ceremony at the William McKinley Intermediate School here, the soft-spoken, silver-haired veterans’ advocate discussed his experiences as military member, first responder and grieving father. Having spent nearly four decades as a firefighter in Brooklyn, he seldom considered his life-saving responsibilities as work so much as a passion. “Thirty-six years … I think... Read more →

Atlantic City: Boardwalk Beat Debuts on Saturday

English: Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey by night (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ATLANTIC CITY (May 17, 2013) – “Boardwalk Beat” — a new, family-friendly, nightly 3D light and sound show — will debut on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, Saturday, May 25 at 9 p.m. “Boardwalk Beat” takes a foot-tapping, heart-thumping journey through eight decades of musical history including ‘20s Rag Time, ‘30s Cotton Club, ‘40s Broadway Musicals, ‘60s Surf Music, ‘70s Disco, ‘80s Pop and ‘90s Hard Rock. Historic Boardwalk Hall is magically transformed into a gigantic whimsical jukebox hopping randomly from one musical era to another.... Read more →

U.S. Northcom Aids Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts

From a U.S. Northern Command News Release PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., May 22, 2013 - U.S. Northern Command is coordinating Department of Defense-provided support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state and local response activities in response to tornado-devastated areas in Oklahoma. Members of the Oklahoma National Guard drive down Telephone Road in Moore, Okla., May 21, 2013, en route to the neighborhoods devastated by a tornado. The tornado struck the city May 20, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mark Hyber (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. Currently, there are two Northcom mission assignments approved... Read more →


Black-crowned Night-herons, Morro Bay, CA, photo by Mike Baird, (Photo credit: Wikipedia) NESTING COLONY OF GREAT EGRETS AND BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS ON WADE ISLAND Cull of cormorants necessary to protect unique nesting area of two endangered species HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that they, along with officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, have renewed a program to sustain and protect a historic nesting colony of great egrets and black-crowned night-herons – two state endangered species – on Wade Island, a three-acre isle near Harrisburg in the Susquehanna River. This effort includes the limited culling... Read more →

Rev. Lou Reports: On the IRS Hearings

MAY 22, 2013--Once again, I was on the ground floor for the second of what promises to be many rounds of IRS Hearings in the U.S. House Oversight and Investigations Committee. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other committee members did an outstanding job of interrogating and hammering at the stone wall the Obama administration is hurriedly constructing as you're reading this. Chairman Issa and the Oversight Committee put together some facts, and used audio/visual slides of e-mails that were sent from one of the key witnesses -- e-mails which contradicted what the other witnesses said! This is hearing #2, and... Read more →

No Funeral Services for former Camden City Mayor Angelo J. Errichetti

Angelo J. Errichetti Born in 1928 in Camden to Angelo and Angela, he was proceeded in death by the love of his life "Dodie." He leaves behind his loving daughter Michele and her husband Richard, and the loves of his life, his "pop-pops" Nicholas and Tyler. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 16, 2013. He asked that you honor his memory by remembering all the good times you shared in his life. In keeping with his wishes there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to Cooper Foundation/Angelo J. Errichetti Memorial Fund for... Read more →

Four Hawks Named to Atlantic 10-All Conference Baseball Second Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Four Saint Joseph’s baseball student-athletes were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team on Tuesday afternoon. Senior shortstop Anthony Cirillo (Freehold, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), junior outfielder Chris Hueth (Spring Lake, N.J./St. Rose), junior relief pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), and sophomore catcher Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie) were selected to the squad in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Cirillo started every game this season and led the team in batting average and on-base percentage. He tied a school record, getting hit by a pitch 16 times, to lead the team in... Read more →


IN RESPONSE TO GOSNELL CONVICTION Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. is encouraging the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to observe Friday, May 24, 2013 as a day of prayer and penance, in response to the trial and conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Archbishop Chaput is asking that the faithful participate in this day, with others or alone, by: attending Mass and receiving Holy Communion, meditating on the Word of God, spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, making the Way... Read more →

OBITUARY: NEIL A. ERVOLINI, of Westmont age 63

ERVOLINI Neil A. On May 18, 2013. Age 63. Of Westmont. Loving father of Lisa Johnson (William). Beloved grandfather of Amber Avis, Amanda Avis and Kyle Johnson. Dear brother of Michael Ervolini (Carol), James O’Brien (Sonya), Peggy Christie (Bob) and Marie Vitelkites (Joe). Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Neil was an active member and devoted volunteer of the Joseph L. DeMarco, III Annual Golf Tournament held every September. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Saturday, June 1st from 5 to 7 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City.... Read more →

CNBNEWS Hunting and Fishing: Spring Season Trout Stocking Ends in NJ

Displaying a good catch. Speckled Trout Fishing at Bayou Guide Service in Houma, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This Friday, May 24th, marks the end of spring season trout stocking but it's just the beginning of fabulous late spring and early summer trout fishing. Most trout anglers miss out on some of the best trout fishing of the year by not fishing after stocking ends. They stop fishing at a time when many trout waters have more fish in them now than when the season started. How can that be? Every week more trout have been added to stocked waters but... Read more →

CSF Testifies Before Congress

Helping Shape the Future of Saltwater Recreational Fishing: May 21, 2013 (Washington, DC) - This morning, Chris Horton, Midwest States Director for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), testified before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. The hearing focused on data collection issues in relation to the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). As the primary statute governing fishing activities in federal waters, the MSA expires on October 1, 2013. Several provisions in the last reauthorization of the MSA in 2006 are beyond the capabilities of... Read more →

2013 Jersey Shore Guide: Cape May County beaches

Star-Ledger Staff May 18, 2013 11:01:30 PM EDT Everything you need to know about beaches in Cape May County during the summer of 2013, from beach fees to parking facilities to lifeguard schedules: AVALON Status: Beaches will be open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Sept. 2. Fees: $6, daily; $12, weekly; $26. Season, $21f purchased before May 31. Tags also honored by Stone Harbor Beach. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Swimming and bathing only on protected beaches from June 16-Aug. 18, with limited number of lifeguards assigned to designated beaches May 26 to June 15 and Aug. 19 to Sept.... Read more →

Bill O'Brien, Chip Kelly prove they're in charge: Philadelphia Flynnie

Tom Flynn | [email protected] May 18, 2013, 7:35:12 AM EDT What do Chip Kelly and Bill O'Brien have in common, beyond the obvious (football coaches who talked to the Eagles about their vacancy in January)? Answer: They've both taken their charges to remake their football operations very seriously. And at this point in time, they're both doing a very respectable job. View full sizePenn State football coach Bill O'Brien addressed the program's latest controversy with a controlled fury, prioritizing the safety of his players while questioning anyone who might think otherwise.Joe Hermitt, Kelly has had to revive a Philadelphia... Read more →


English: The Fallow Deer or Dama dama. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Pennsylvania Game Commision press release May 20 HARRISBURG – The leaves are green, the flowers are in bloom and, once again, it’s that time of year when a new generation of wildlife is making its arrival. And it’s almost a certainty that Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife, whether it be in their backyards or high on a mountain. “Being outdoors in the spring is an enjoyable way to spend time and learn more about nature,” said Calvin W. DuBrock, who directs the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management. “Whether... Read more →

OBITUARY: FRANCIS C. “Frank” PREPSEL, SR. , of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City

On May 20, 2013 of Bellmawr, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City, age 69. He is the beloved husband of Shirley M. (nee Powell) and the late Marge (nee Reinhardt). He is the loving father of Frank (Dawn), Scott (Sara) and James Prepsel and dear step-father of Joseph Hart and Denise Hart-Mazur (Mark). He is also survived by his dear grandchildren Samantha, Zachary (Zack), Tatyana, Tyler and step-grandchildren Jeremy, Louis, Douglas, Jillian and James. He was predeceased by his parents Francis and Agnes Prepsel and his sister Agnes “Dook” Laneader (John). Frank was employed as a plumber for Amtrak in Philadelphia... Read more →

2013 Jersey Shore Guide: Atlantic County beaches

Star-Ledger Staff May 18, 2013, 11:01:45 PM EDT Everything you need to know about beaches in Atlantic County during the summer of 2013, from beach fees to parking facilities to lifeguard schedules: ATLANTIC CITY Status: Open Memorial Day weekend through September, weather permitting. Fees: Free. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with limited coverage from Memorial Day to June 28, then full staffing at 41 locations from Caspian to Jackson avenues through Labor Day. No lifeguards on duty at surfing beaches. Parking: Private lots ranging from $5-$10. Free and metered street parking available. Handicapped access: Ramps at 13 locations along the Boardwalk.Handicap... Read more →

Division of Gaming Enforcement Announces Publicationof Internet Wagering Regulations

Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel, Ohio Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Price & McLanahan, Architects (1905-06) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release May 19 ATLANTIC CITY – In furtherance of the Christie Administration’s commitment to the revitalization of the gaming, tourism, and entertainment industries in New Jersey, the Division of Gaming Enforcement announced today that the proposed regulations for Internet wagering will be published in the New Jersey Register on June 3, 2013. There will be a 60-day public comment period through August 2, 2013 with final adoption following review and response to all comments. In advance of the official publication, the Division has... Read more →

More Postseason Honors for Baseball’s Allen

HOBOKEN, N.J. (May 20, 2013) – Junior Dan Allen (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) of the Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team raked in more postseason honors today as and the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings released its all-region teams. Allen was honored as a utility player on both New York All-Region squads. recognized the everyday outfielder and closer as a first-team member after a superb season at the plate and on the mound, while the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region team placed Allen as a third-team honoree. In the batter's box, the Egg Harbor Township native paced the Ducks' offense in 11... Read more →

10 Myths About the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Posted 05/13/2013 | In The News, Obamacare Watchdog Alyene Senger - The Foundry - As Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is being debated in the states, many myths are being perpetuated by its advocates. Here, Heritage provides the research to debunk such myths: 1. Myth: Expanding Medicaid is “free money” for the states. Reality: The expansion adds an estimated $638 billion in new government spending from 2013–2023. New spending at the federal or state level is reckless in light of the country’s trillion dollar budget deficits and over $16 trillion in national debt. As Governor Rick Perry (R–TX)stated, “[T]here is no such... Read more →


Twin Philly Scandals May 20, 2013 Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today: There are two scandals going on in Philadelphia, and both involve injustices done to the Catholic Church. One is legal, and the other is journalistic. The legal scandal involves the prosecution of three Catholic priests, and one Catholic layman, in a case so incredible that it would be turned down as too fictional a script for a TV crime show. The other involves the Philadelphia Inquirer's decision to keep the public in the dark about this case. The statement that I wrote was submitted to the Philadelphia... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty "In the Very Near Future"

source May 17, 2013--As we reported last month, on April 2, the United Nations General Assembly voted 153-4 to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, with the United States voting in favor and several countries abstaining. The vote in the General Assembly pushed the treaty process forward after negotiations twice failed to deliver on the goal of developing the treaty by consensus. The Obama Administration is expected to sign the treaty soon after it is opened for signature on June 3. According to a May 16 Amnesty International article, a senior US diplomat--Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman--has confirmed the... Read more →

VIDEO: Police Department Turns to Citizens for Ammunition

link submitted by John Branin Youtube description: As the "Great Ammunition Shortage" continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned to the community for help, and citizens stepped up. In Proctor, Minnesota, police chief Walter Wobig says that his suppliers have told him he'll have to wait "months" for the 1,000 rounds he's requested. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Read more at Read more →

Deptford Township Man Burned in House Fire

May 20, 2013 A 58-year-old resident of Deptford Township suffered burns before a Deptford Township police officer rescued him from a fire in his house at 100 Caribou Court in the Narraticon development off Delsea Drive in Deptford early today. Officer Tim Parks , recently honored by state officials for drunk driving arrests, twisted a knee while kicking in the door of the Caribou Court single-family home after a fire there was reported at 3:40 a.m. Parks was able to remove the injured resident Christopher Mach, who lived in the home alone. Mach was transported to Temple University’s burn center... Read more →

Taxpayers for Common Sense: Rear View Farm Bill

May 17, 2013 This week’s Wastebasket is part one of two. Stay tuned next week for more about how Washington can save taxpayer dollars through the federal crop insurance program. Sometimes it appears common sense and reality can’t seem to penetrate the marble lined walls of the Capitol. The most recent occurrence for this financially costly phenomenon occurred this week as both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees passed their versions of the farm bill. Instead of debating where to trim the nearly $1 trillion price tag of our current farm policies, members dragged their feet, loaded up on special... Read more →

TCNJ’s Murphy, Kelly collect All-Region honors

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Ewing, NJ … Senior Michael Murphy (Staten Island, NY/Staten Island Tech) and Scott Kelly (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor-North) were selected to the 2013 ABCA/Rawlings Mid-Atlantic All Region Teams. Murphy was selected to the All-Region Second Team, making the leap from the third team in 2012. Kelly received All-Region Third Team honors for the third consecutive year, dating back to his sophomore season in 2011. The Lions starting right fielder for the past four years, Murphy led the Lions with a .380 batting average this season, stroking 57 hits to go... Read more →

In Philadelphia, murals breathe life into city

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AFP) May 17, 2013 6:09:51 AM EDT /AFP/File A mural titled, "Reading" is pictured on January 27, 2007 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, located midway between New York and Washington on the US East Coast, has a staggering 3,800 enormous works of wall art, from the historic district to the more rough-and-tumble neighborhoods on the city's outskirts. On a scaffold five meters off the ground, artist Meg Saligman uses her paintbrush to carefully touch up an enormous mural covering an entire wall of a Philadelphiaparking lot. "At first, I was afraid of heights, but I'm not anymore. Now I actually... Read more →

Op-ed: Jim Florio: 'Haves' have to have empathy for 'have-nots

Times Op-Ed May 19, 2013, 3:09:00 AM EDT JAMES J. FLORIO Former N.J. GovernorFile photo By James J. Florio Special to the Times If we needed any confirmation that there are huge disparities in wealth and income in this country, a new report confirms that the rich are getting richer and the rest aren’t. The Pew Research Center, utilizing U.S. Census Bureau data on levels of family wealth, arrives at some fairly stark conclusions. The “Great Recession” officially ended in 2009. Since then, the wealth of the top 7 percent of families went from $2.48 million to $3.17 million. The... Read more →


DRAFT DVRPC FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2014 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) FOR NEW JERSEY (FY2014-2017) The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking your input. We will open a public comment period for the Draft FY2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey (FY2014-2017) on May 17, 2013; the comment period will close at 5 p.m. on June 18, 2013. The TIP is the regionally agreed-upon list of priority transportation projects, as required by federal law. Please join us for a public meeting and information session on the Draft FY 2014-2017 TIP for NJ between the hours of 4 and... Read more →


By CNBNEWS Staff Reporter Who makes up the team? Who are the Gloucester Lions Baseball Team? You recently read about seniors Albie Carracino, Steven Bobo and Robbie Cordero. You heard about captains Thomas O’Donnell, Andrew Boulden and Austin Darrow and what they contribute. But what about the Scott Pierman’s or Mike Cox or John Lindeborn’s of the team? Never hear much about these players along with the others who make up the 2013 Lion’s roster. Each game requires the Lion’s to field 9 players, each player brings a different skill or talent to the team. The Lion’s record stands 7... Read more →

Video: IRS Deliberately Chose Not to Fess Up to Scandal Before Election

Link submitted by Michael Kazmar NBC's Lisa Myers reported this morning that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election: The IRS commissioner "has known for at least a year that this was going on," said Myers, "and that this had happened. And did he share any of that information with the White House? But even more importantly, Congress is going to ask him, why did you mislead us for an entire year? Members of Congress were saying conservatives are being targeted. What's going on here? The IRS... Read more →

Four Raptors named to NJCBA All-Star Teams

CAMDEN, N.J. (May 15, 2013) – Four members of the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team earned honors from the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association when the NJCBA named its Division II/III All-State teams today. Seniors right-handed pitcher Adam Satanoff (Pitman, NJ/Pitman) and senior first baseman Dave Prager (Deptford, NJ/Deptford) were both tabbed as NJCBA Div. II/III Second Team All-State honorees, while junior third baseman Adrian Gonzalez (Pennsauken, NJ/Pennsauken) was honored on the NJCBA Third Team. Freshman shortstop Joe Sigismondi (Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) was selected on the NJCBA All-Rookie Team. That quartet helped Rutgers-Camden post a 23-19 record this season and advance... Read more →

Gallagher, D’Aiutolo, Roemer headed to NCAAs

May 19, 2013 Ewing, NJ … Phil Jennings, head coach of the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field programs at The College of New Jersey, received word from the NCAA that three of his student-athletes qualified to compete at the 2013 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held later this week at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Seniors Andy Gallagher (New Foundland, NJ/Milford), Steven D’Aiutolo (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) and junior Brigit Roemer (Ewing, NJ/Ewing) made the field of 24 in their respective events to earn an invitation to the national tournament. Gallagher will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while D’Aiutolo will participate... Read more →

Alexander stops Purdy, Matthysse crushes Peterson

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AFP) May 18, 2013 11:20:19 PM EDT Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP Devon Alexander (R) and Lee Purdy exchange punches during their IBF Welterweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on May 18, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Alexander posted a dominant seven-round technical knockout of over-matched Briton Purdy. International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Devon Alexander posted a dominant seven-round technical knockout of over-matched Briton Lee Purdy on Saturday. Alexander's title was not on the line after Purdy failed to make the 147-pound weight limit on Friday, but the champion improved to 25-1 with 14 knockouts despite... Read more →

Boston Celtic Chris Herren to Address Gloucester Catholic Students on Struggles with Addiction

press release May 17 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ -- Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren will address the Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School student body on his battles with drug and alcohol addiction and his recovery on Monday, May 20, at 1 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. Herren was recently featured on ESPN's 30 for 30 "Unguarded," regarding his struggles. A former star at Fresno State in the late 1990s, Herren played in 70 games in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics before his struggles with addiction shortened a once-promising career. Herren entered the NBA Draft and was... Read more →

Pacquiao puts Macau on the boxing map

HONG KONG (AFP) May 14, 2013, 3:00:38 AM EDT John Gurzinski/AFP/File Manny Pacquiao (R) and Juan Manuel Marquez are pictured during their welterweight fight in Las Vegas on December 8, 2012. With Pacquiao following Chinese star Zou Shiming to Macau, the glitzy casino haven looks set to copy Vegas by becoming a boxing capital. Years ago Macau snatched the title of the world's biggest gambling hub from Las Vegas and now, it wants a slice of the boxingaction too. With Manny Pacquiao followingChinese star Zou Shiming to the glitzy casino haven near Hong Kong, Macau looks set to copy Vegas... Read more →

Phil Cowgill, Founder of the Hollywood Knights, Member of the Sportsman AC, Memorial Club

PHILLIP S. COWGILL, age 61, of Gloucester City, NJ, died suddenly on May 16, 2013. He is the beloved father of Pauline M. Shinault (Jon) , Keith M. Cowgill, and the late Phillip S. Cowgill Jr, loving grandfather of Jonny, dear brother of Bob and Bruce Cowgill and the late Raymond and Ronald Cowgill and Eleanor Settar. He is also survived by his devoted girlfriend Lorraine Quinn and her children and grandchildren, along with many other loving family members. Phillip was a Navy Vet, loved playing music and was a member of his band the Hollywood Knights. He was a... Read more →

Letters: Celebrate National Marina Day on the Delaware June 8 |

Hello Everyone, Over the past six month I have been working with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Nick Marchese taking a Delaware River Ambassador course. Our job as Ambassadors is to bring the general public to enjoy the tidal Delaware River. As part of our project on June 8th, I along with other Delaware River Ambassadors will be hosting a Boat Parade on the Delaware River. There will be a lot going on that day, land and water activities. There will also be rides on the North Wind Sail Boat from Gloucester City giving free rides at Penn's Landing. We will... Read more →

Voorhees Library to Stage Giant Two-Day Spring Book Sale, June 7 & 8

VOORHEES, NJ - May 15, 2013-- The Camden County Library System is holding one of the largest used-book sales in South Jersey on Friday, June 7, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at its regional branch library in Voorhees. The branch library plans to offer 25 to 50 thousand books, CDs, videos, books-on-tape and more for sale at drastically reduced prices. About ninety percent of the items are donated by customers, collectors and estates, with used library materials making up only about ten percent of the items at the Spring Book Sale.... Read more →

Online Database Lists Nearly 31,000 Flood- and Salvage-Titled Vehicles

NEWARK – An online database launched in late January and listing all vehicles issued flood or salvage titles since Superstorm Sandy flooded large areas of New Jersey has been updated and currently contains information on nearly 31,000 vehicles, officials announced today. The leaders of the State Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Consumer Affairs again urged prospective buyers of a used motor vehicle to check the online database before finalizing a purchase. It is not illegal to sell a vehicle with either a flood or salvage title, but specific requirements exist to ensure the status of such vehicles is disclosed... Read more →

Final Legislative Approval for Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Highlights Monday Assembly Voting Session

TRENTON) – Final legislative approval for four Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention measures, economic development incentive reform, social media instruction for students, making dog fighting a crime and protecting first responders top Monday’s Assembly voting session. The four gun violence prevention bills – these dealing with school security, mental health records, improved firearms information sharing among law enforcement and unlawful weapon disposal - would be the first from the Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention effort to go to the governor’s desk. The session is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live at: Highlights include: ·... Read more →

NRA ILA : New Jersey Gun Control Package Advancing in Trenton

MAY 17, 2013 The shameless plotting of gun control advocates in Trenton was caught on tape last week when a live microphone in the Senate Budget Committee was left on. Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg was part of a conversation discussing gun confiscation. This recording has been posted on YouTube and has garnered national attention. Undaunted by the negative public reaction, New Jersey Senators continued to push forward with their anti-Second Amendment agenda. The state Senate approved several gun control measures on Monday, May 13, and the New Jersey Assembly has placed them on their calendar for consideration this Monday,... Read more →

St. Augustine beats Gloucester Catholic in matchup of baseball powers

- High School Sports Blog The game matched two perennial powers seeking to build momentum before the state tournament begins next week. The two schools scheduled Friday’s game after they both lost in the first round of the prestigious Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic last weekend. Gloucester Catholic has won a New Jersey record 16 state titles, including three straight. The Rams (21-5) are the top seed in this year’s South Jersey Non-Public A bracket and No. 4 in The Press Elite 11. St. Augustine (16-6) is the No. 2 seed in South Jersey Non-Public A and No. 6 in... Read more →

VIDEO: Former Camden Mayor/State Senator Angelo Errichetti Succumbs | cnbnews

Angelo Errichetti, a former Camden City mayor and state senator has died at the age of 84. Mr. Errichetti’s fall from grace came about as a result of a *federal sting operation known as Abscam.The FBI had codenamed the operation "Abscam", a contraction of "Abdul scam", after the name of its fictitious front company. The investigation ultimately led to the conviction of a United States Senator, five members of the House of Representatives, one member of the New Jersey State Senate, members of the Philadelphia City Council, and an inspector for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Below is a video,... Read more →

NJPP Report: Over 400,000 NJ Workers to Benefit by Raising Minimum Wage |

press release May 16 Over 400,000 low-paid workers would benefit from a ballot measure that would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage by one dollar to $8.25 per hour and index the minimum wage to rise automatically with the cost of living, according to a new report released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective. The report finds that this wage increase would generate more than $174 million in new economic growth and support the creation of the equivalent of over 1,500 new full-time jobs as businesses expand to meet increased consumer demand. According to the report, which analyzed U.S. Census Bureau... Read more →