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June 2013

Zimmerman Acquittal to Cause Race Riots? |

Social unrest will “dwarf the Rodney King and the Martin Luther King riots In an article entitled, America Will See Its Worst Race Riot Yet This Summer, Crime File News’ Paul Huebl remarks that the case against Zimmerman should never have been filed in the first place and that when the trial inevitably collapses with Zimmerman’s acquittal, “I fully expect organized race rioting to begin in every major city to dwarf the Rodney King and the Martin Luther King riots of past decades.” Huebl is a licensed private detective and a former Chicago police officer. “If you live in a... Read more →

Camden County Weekly News (released June 28, 2013)

Seal of Camden County, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Save The Date for Camden County’s 4H Fair August 2-4 Come to the Camden County 4H Fair and bring your family and friends for a day loaded with 4H events, live entertainment, fair food and so much more! If you like barrel racing and horse demonstrations, pony rides, giant hamster ball rides, face painting, speed pitch baseball, fair food from hot dogs to funnel cakes and kettle corn, live music from country, jazz and pop groups and Mainstage Performers, come to the Camden County 4H Fair at Miller Farms, 134 N.... Read more →


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Bill to Allow Horse Racing & Wagering on Atlantic City Beach

Burzichelli Bill to Allow for Horse Racing & Wagering on Atlantic City Beach & Wagering At Far Hills Race Meeting Get Final Legislative OK (TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrat John Burzichelli sponsored to further promote Atlantic City by allowing it to host betting on horse races on the beach this October was approved 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval. The bill (A-4149) would authorize the New Jersey Racing Commission to grant a special permit – to permit holders in good standing authorized to conduct running races - to hold or conduct a special running race meeting... Read more →


Pennsylvania Game Commission logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) New online feature helps with locating, exploring state game lands. HARRISBURG – Looking to spend some time outdoors, but don’t know where to go? A new offering from the Pennsylvania Game Commission might hold the answer. The Game Commission has launched on its website a new Mapping Center that will help users to locate state game lands and other hunting grounds, view topography and aerial photos for tracts, and even find a place to park when they arrive. Those searching for outdoor-recreation opportunities can search by game lands number, county, region or wildlife... Read more →


LOOKING AHEAD TO THE ARCHDIOCESAN FINANCIAL REPORT The wife of a friend once quipped that there’s not much sizzle or romance in balancing a check book – but try feeding the kids if you can’t. I’ve never forgotten her words. No sensible adult goes very long without paying close attention to the finances of his or her own family. And for good reason: Without the necessary resources, no family survives. If a family has financial problems, it needs to know why. That requires accurate information, no matter how complex and sobering, so the problems can be fixed. So it is... Read more →

Consumer Bureau Orders Refunds for Troops After Faulty Car Loans

By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 - About 50,000 service members will get refunds averaging $100 -- though some will be far higher --- after an enforcement action involving auto loans that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials announced today. The bureau is ordering U.S. Bank and one of its nonbank partners, Dealers Financial Services, to return about $6.5 million to service members across the country, CFPB Director Richard Cordray told reporters during a conference call today. "We've determined that the companies developed a joint program that engaged in deceptive marketing and lending practices while providing... Read more →

Fourth Annual Teen Video Contest and Festival @ Voorhees Library

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 Deadline VOORHEES, N.J. – June 27, 2013– The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System is holding its fourth annual summer video contest for teens that will culminate in a Teen Video Festival on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Along with the festival’s judges, the contestants, their families, friends and the general public are welcome to attend and view all the submissions by the teen film makers at this ‘Red Carpet Event’. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 16, 2013. A video must be suitable for an audience of all ages – in other words... Read more →

Gennady Golovkin defends titles Saturday, June 29, 2013 Associated Press LEDYARD, Conn. -- Undefeated German middleweight Gennady Golovkin stopped English challenger Matthew Macklin in the third round Saturday night to successfully defend his WBA and IBO titles. Golovkin improved to 27-0 with his 24th knockout and 14th in a row, using a left hand to the body to flatten Macklin (29-5) 1:22 into the third. Golovkin dominated the first two rounds, landing several hard combinations. Golovkin has made five successful title defenses and hasn't gone the distance in a fight since June 2008 against Amar Amari in an eight-round bout. Macklin has lost... Read more →

Roy Crawford Sentenced to 8 Year Prison Term for Distribution of CDS/

Roy L. Crawford III (DOB 4/15/75), of 14 Burich La., Bridgeton NJ was sentenced today (6/28) to eight years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to a second degree charge of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. said Crawford will be ineligible for parole for the first 3 1//2 years of his prison term. In sentencing, the judge cited Crawford’s criminal record which includes several narcotics and weapons convictions dating to 1994 and two attempted murder convictions, the most recent in Bridgeton in 2000 resulting in a 15-year prison sentence with... Read more →

Lawrence Aberle 3rd Pleads Guilty/cnbnews

press release JUNE 28 2013--Lawrence Aberle 3rd (DOB 9/25/86), formerly of the Campus Crossing Apartments in Glassboro NJ, has pleaded guilty to charges of risking widespread damage and receiving stolen property in connection with a 6/24/10 fire in his unit and discovery of a stolen laptop computer in his possession on 3/22/10. Under pleas negotiated with Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutors Margaret Cipparrone and Bryant Flowers, Aberle would be sentenced to 18 months in state prison, consecutive to a four-year state prison sentence he is currently serving on a violation of probation. Accepting the pleas Thursday, (6/28), Superior Court Judge Walter... Read more →

Gloucester County Prosecutors Office Arrest Six on Outstanding Warrants/

(June 28, 2013)--Officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office fugitive unit this week arrested five men and one woman who had outstanding warrants involving charges for burglary, assaulting a law enforcement officer, theft and narcotics possession. Taken into custody 6/25 was Erving D. Davis (10/18/69), of National Park, at his residence, on a bench warrant for failing to appear at a pre-arraignment conference on a narcotics possession charge. Also arrested 6/25/ was Christopher Bender (DOB 10/11/89), of Sewell, at his residence, on a warrant for failing to appear for sentencing on a shoplifting charge. The other four arrests were on... Read more →

Judge Rules Valerie G. Niessner will Remain in Jail on Murder Charges

(June 28, 2013)--Following a hearing today, Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. found probable cause to hold Valerie G. Niessner (DOB 2/12/66), of Sewell NJ on all charges filed in connection with the murder of 54-year-old Joseph McConnell in his Franklinville NJ home, where his body was found on 3/31/13. Niessner and three codefendants remain jailed in default of bail on charges of murder, robbery, criminal restraint, aggravated assault and burglary. Neissner’s bail is $1 million. In the probable cause hearing requested by Niessner’s attorney, Senior Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor presented the testimony of Det. Harry Castaner of the... Read more →


Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University baseball coaching staff and members of the team will host a two-day camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 20 and 21. The sessions will take place at the University’s baseball complex adjacent to Bunce Hall. The camp will run each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The rain date is scheduled for Thursday, August 22. Students in grades 9-12 in the fall of 2013 are eligible to participate. The camp is designed to offer each player a chance to perform in front of... Read more →

Rodger W. Maro, Church Organist for Various Parishes in South Jersey |

Rodger W. Maro Age 73. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Lindenwold On June 23, 2013. Age 73. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Lindenwold. In the loving care of his children: Corinne M. Maro and Carlo and his wife Tami Maro.Cherished grandfather of Dominique Speca, Jonah P. Maro and Dante S. Speca. Rodger was born in Camden City and raised at 4th and Chestnut Streets in Camden. He was a former parishioner of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Parish in South Camden. He was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in Camden City. He was a longtime resident of Cherry... Read more →

Pennsylvania AG Take Action to Protect Consumers Against 'Cramming'

June 26, 2013 HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane took action this week to protect consumers who have been getting ripped off on their cell phone bills. She joined with other attorneys general in sending a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), warning about a practice known as "mobile cramming." Mobile cramming refers to the placing of unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills. Millions of dollars are taken from people in this way, often without their ever knowing it. The charges usually range from $9.95 to $24.95 per month. They appear out of the blue on phone... Read more →

Black Conservatives Discuss "Star Witness" Testimony as Zimmerman Trial Progresses

Washington, DC (June 28,2013)- In the trial of George Zimmerman, the so-called "star witness" for the prosecution, Rachel Jeantel, ended two days of testimony. Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are commenting. Jeantel, a friend of Martin since elementary school, spent several hours on the phone and texted with Martin on the day of this death, including during the moments before the altercation with Zimmerman that ended in Martin's death. In the long cross-examination, Jeantel was reported by the Miami Herald to be "annoyed and confused" during portions of the questioning. She was also caught in several lies.... Read more →

Police Investigating Homicide in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY (June 28,2013) A Ventnor man was fatally stabbed in Atlantic City late last night, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. At approximately 11:30pm, Atlantic City Police responded to a 911 call in regards to a male collapsed in the street at the intersection of Texas and Pacific Avenues. Upon arrival, police discovered Oscar O. Mendez, 28, lying in the street. In trying to determine the victim’s condition, police discovered that he had been stabbed. The victim was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. This homicide is... Read more →


Floyd Mayweather Tickets On Sale: Announces Tickets For Boxer's Upcoming Bout has a wide selection of Floyd Mayweather tickets on sale for the popular boxer's upcoming bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The fight is happening on September 14, and the famous boxer's opponent will be Canelo Alvarez. MILWAUKEE, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The fight is going to be significant as the American boxer remains currently undefeated in the professional ranks. He has won an impressive eight world titles and is a five-division world champ. Sports fans will want to be at MGM Grand Garden Arena on... Read more →

OBITUARY: Joann M. Unger, of Gloucester City, age 71 |

JOANN M. UNGER Age 71. Of Gloucester City Suddenly, On June 21, 2013. Age 71. Of Gloucester City. Survived by many devoted caregivers and friends. Burial will be private. There will be no services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joann M. Unger. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through:McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Friends of Degenhardts Restaurant Reminisce

WOODBURY NJ--Ten years ago, Degenhardt’s Restaurant, North Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, closed down after a two decades of serving meals to customers from the South Jersey, Philadelphia area. On weekends the restaurant held a dance in the evening hosted by disc jockey’s like Jerry “The Geator” Blavat, Lou Costello and Billy from Philly. Recently some of those patrons gathered at Nicholosi’s Catering in Woodbury to reminisce about the good times they had at those DJ BILLY FROM PHILLY dances. Over 450 people attended the June 14 reunion. One of those in attendance was Skip Zirbser. “Fifth teen years ago... Read more →

Author Michael Wood: Apostle Paul’s Writings Defend Homosexuals

Saint Paul with a Scroll and a Sword. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Michael Wood, author of “Pauline Paradoxes Decoded”, says newly clarified meanings of key words used in Bible pave way for more churches to embrace homosexual members MIAMI, Fla. /June 26/ -- For the past 10 years, cryptographer Michael Wood, designer of the unbreakable REDOC-II encryption system, has been using his decoding skills to help biblical scholars more accurately decipher the first-century meanings of words and symbols used by the New Testament authors. His most recent findings are convincing a growing number of biblical scholars and theologians that many of... Read more →

Congressional Sportsman Foundation News Update

ON CAPITOL HILL Brighter Future for Gulf Coast Anglers In a step to enhance recreational fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Jim Watson signed a new Interim Policy Document (IPD) regarding the conversion of decommissioned oil and gas platforms into artificial reefs, also known as "Rigs to Reef" policy. This policy replaces... Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act On Monday, June 3, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) member Representative Duncan Hunter and CSC Vice-Chair Tim Walz sent out a Dear Colleague letter seeking original cosponsors for the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training... Read more →

Former Phillies Catcher Darren Daulton Diagnosed with Two Brain Tumors

A Statement Regarding Darren Daulton Posted 6/27/2013 2:05:00 PM 97.5 the fanatic is reporting that former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors. Darren Daulton has not been feeling well over the past two weeks. He went to the doctor who discovered two brain tumors and is scheduled for surgery early next week. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this difficult time. Of course we want to respect his privacy at a time like this, but if you would like to send him get well wishes you may do so at... Read more →

Police in Gloucester Township and Pine Hill Investigation Attempted Luring Report

The Gloucester Township Police Department has recieved the below information from the Pine Hill Police Department. The close proximity of Pine Hill to our community makes this information relevant and it should be reviewed by all residents: After reading the report regarding the attempted luring on June 25th, 2013 of a juvenile female on West Branch in Pine Hill, a concerned citizen reported a second possible attempted luring incident involving a vehicle and driver matching the description provided. The second incident occurred in the area of Erial Road and Bromley Drive at approximately 7:00pm on June 25th. The witness described... Read more →

Anti-Gay Pastor May Hand Out Christian Literature

By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAn/June 24, 2013 (CN) - The City of Pensacola, Fla. has until July 12 to answer an evangelical's claim it unlawfully prevented he and his congregants from distributing Christian literature at a June 2012 gay pride event. Bill Adams, senior pastor of Smyrna Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., distributed religious-themed calendars and tracts with members of his congregation at the city's annual Pride Festival in the Park in June 2012. The free event in the city's Seville Square is sponsored by Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida, and celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Although Adams gave... Read more →

South Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Illegal Drugs Known as “Bath Salts”

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a South Brunswick man pleaded guilty today to a drug distribution charge for participating in a ring that purchased illegal drugs known as “bath salts” from China for distribution in New Jersey.Jason Oliveira, 24, of South Brunswick, pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of distribution of methylone before Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz in Middlesex County. Methylone is a designer stimulant that is sold under the name “bath salts.” In pleading guilty, Oliveira admitted that he directed that 250 grams of methylone be delivered to a cooperating witness in... Read more →

South Jersey School District Will Revise Admission Practices

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that the Cape May County Technical School District has agreed to revise admission practices for its Cape May Technical High School to make the admissions process more equitable for students with disabilities. Under a settlement agreement finalized between the Division on Civil Rights and the district, the Cape May Technical High School’s admissions practices will be revised as follows: Applicants for entry to the school will be evaluated solely on the basis of a specific set of objective criteria. The school has removed from... Read more →

Audubon woman pleads to helping beat victim unconscious

JUNE 25, 2013 WOODBURY NJ--Savannah R. Tatton (DOB 6/14/94), of Audubon NJ, faces a five-year New Jersey state prison sentence and $100,000 in restitution for medical bills after pleading guilty today (6/25) to third-degree aggravated assault, acknowledging she held a female victim while a codefendant beat her unconscious on a Glassboro NJ street on 8/31/12. The victim was found at North Main Street and College Ave. with multiple lacerations to the head, which an investigation determined was from being struck with a wine bottle during a robbery attempt. She was treated at Cooper Trauma Center, Camden. Tatton pleaded guilty following... Read more →


Historic $50 Million Transformational Gift Supports a World-Class Outpatient Facility for Children and Families Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric CarePHILADELPHIA PA (June 25, 2013)The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia today announced the largest charitable donation in its history: a landmark $50 million gift from the Buerger family toward the construction of a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility. Currently under construction on the Hospital’s Main Campus in West Philadelphia, the building will be named the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care. This is not only the largest gift in the Hospital’s history, but also one of the largest naming gifts for a building... Read more →

Archbishop Chaput's Statement on DOMA Ruling

STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M CAP. In striking down Sec. 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v. Windsor, the Court leaves intact – at least for now -- state constitutional definitions of marriage as an institution restricted to one man and one woman. As Justice Samuel Alito points out in his dissent, no federal “right” to same-sex marriage exists. The Constitution simply does not establish one. As Catholics we believe marriage needs to be strengthened, not redefined. It is a great gift to men, women, children and society. Affirming the true definition... Read more →

VIDEO: Home Invasion Millburn NJ, Vicious Attack Caught on Camera

Police search for Millburn robber captured by camera in home invasion | Authorities are searching for a man who was caught on camera during a home invasion in Millburn, where police said the owner was assaulted. Investigators, who released snapshots from the home's surveillance footage, said they are looking for a bearded man who forced his way into a Cypress Street home around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The man took an undetermined amount of jewelry, according to a Millburn Police Department press release. After the home invasion, the owner was taken to an area hospital where she was treated for... Read more →

Troopers Release Early Findings in Fatal Race Crash Involving Jason Leffler

Jason Leffler posing with a fan at the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Mexico City (Photo credit: Wikipedia) West Trenton, N.J. – Because of the media attention and high volume of calls regarding the results of the investigation into the crash that claimed the life of racecar driver Jason Leffler, we are supplying an early summary of the findings. These facts have been substantially vetted even though the full investigative report remains open for some minor additions. The facts we have established to this point are outlined below. Bridgeport Speedway, Jason Leffler Crash: June 12, 2013, 2025 hours On... Read more →

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Michelle Bauman Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2013 / 09:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act – known as DOMA – “violates basic due process and equal protection principles applicable to the Federal Government,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority. In a June 26 ruling, the Court said that section 3 of DOMA, which defines... Read more →

Sebelius in talks with NFL on promoting ObamaCare insurance plans

The administration is gearing up for a massive public relations push throughout the summer. New insurance exchanges in each state must be open on Oct. 1 to begin enrolling people in coverage that would begin Jan. 1. Polls show that public opinion of the law is negative, and deep misconceptions about the law have persisted even years after the fiery legislative debate of 2009 and 2010. "I'd say the most daunting aspect is that people still don't know enough about what's going to change in the law and don't have enough information — still have some misinformation," Sebelius said. In... Read more →

Race Against Time Holiday Bomb Threat Averted

Finding editor... 06/25/13 It was one of those cases like you might see on TV or in the movies—where the FBI and its partners work feverishly behind the scenes, racing to stop bombs from going off and lives from possibly being lost. But this was real—and the stakes were high. The target was one of the nation’s largest retailers in one of America’s most populated areas. And the day of reckoning was Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. It all started last October 15, when the Home Depot in Huntington, New York—a town on the north shore... Read more →

At This Time Authorities Unable to ID Body

Work Ongoing to Identify Deceased Woman Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle are not going to be able to confirm at the current time the identity of the woman found deceased in woods off Route 42 Monday. Due to the condition of the remains The Medical Examiner’s office is using dental records to identify the woman. As soon as the person is identified and her family is notified we will release her identity, along with the conclusions of an autopsy. Investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester Township Police have been assigned to... Read more →

Law Enforcement Dogs Graduate Academy

Galloway, N.J. – Your local schools aren’t the only ones graduating their students this week. Today two classes of police dog and handler teams from 13 different agencies graduated from the New Jersey State Police Canine Academy in a ceremony at Stockton State College. The extensive training programs prepared them for either patrol duties or tracking assignments, with 22 teams one school and two teams completing both schools. Today’s commencement was highlighted by graduating dogs receiving their badges and a number of retired dogs with their handlers receiving recognition for a job well done. Patrol Class #13 began September 24,... Read more →

Ann M. Swartz of Bellmawr, Camden Diocese Employee, Devoted St. Joachim Parishioner

On June 23, 2013. (nee Colan). Age 74. Of Bellmawr. Loving and devoted wife of 51 years to John J. “Jack” Swartz. Devoted mother of John J. “Jack” Swartz Jr. (Lisa), Michele Nowlen (Andrew) and Lisa Myers (Brian). Adored and loved by her seven grandchildren, Justin, Aaron, Amanda, Robert, Brooke, Ava and Breanne. Born in Palo Alto, PA, Ann has been a resident of Bellmawr since 1974 where she was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Joachim Parish: Annunciation B.V.M. Church, having served on the Finance Committee for the parish and was a past president of the school’s Mother’s... Read more →

Attempted Robbery of Bank of America Branch in Philadelphia

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 June 21, 2013, of the Bank of America branch located inside a ShopRite store at 3745 Aramingo Avenue in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. At approximately 3:50 p.m., the subject approached the bank counter and handed a teller a demand note. The subject eventually fled the area of the bank on foot without receiving any money. The subject is described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build, dark complexion, with... Read more →

Theresa G. Kuzmunich of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City |

Theresa G. Kuzmunich (November 26, 1929 - June 24, 2013) Theresa G. Kuzmunich (nee Waddington) on June 24, 2013 of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City. Age 83. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Joseph G. and her parents Albert Waddington and Gertrude Waddington Ummarino. Beloved mother of James Kuzmunich, Mary Fuhs (Steven), Joanne Wyatt (Steve) and Anthony Kuzmunich (Wilma). Dear sister of Edward and Joseph Waddington and the late Nannette Levins and Albert Waddington. Adoring grandmother to Alyssa and Joseph Kuzmunich, Gregory and Michael Listman, Christopher Tucker, Sharleen O’Loyd, Jessica Whitford, James, Benjamin and Lee Ann Kuzmunich. Mrs. Kuzmunich... Read more →


Pennsylvania Game Commission logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Respondents will help shape opinions for wildlife officials. HARRISBURG – The mailboxes of many of the state’s dove hunters soon will be flush with surveys the Pennsylvania Game Commission would like to see them complete and return. The National Dove Hunter Survey – a cooperative effort by state fish and wildlife agencies, all four of the nation’s flyway councils and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – will be arriving at the homes of many hunters in the coming days and weeks. A random sample of dove hunters will receive the survey, and... Read more →

Urgent Action Needed for Open Space, Farmland and Historic Site Preservation

Contact your NJ Assembly Members and urge them to let this measure come to the floor in order to let the voters decide! With bipartisan leadership, New Jersey has dedicated an average of $200 million a year for open space funding since the creation of the Garden State Preservation Trust in 1998. Most recently, voters approved the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009, authorizing $400 million for open space, farmland, and historic preservation. These funds are fully allocated, and legislative action is needed now to continue New Jersey's legacy of... Read more →


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Body Found in Gloucester Township

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013--Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an investigation into the cause of death of a woman found in the township this morning. The body was located by Gloucester Township Police and a State Police K-9 unit about 11:47 a.m. near the Lakeview Apartments on the 500 block of Lower Landing Road. The officers were in the area while conducting a search for a woman reported missing from those apartments. The cause of death and the identity of the deceased have not been determined, and are not going to be... Read more →


IMMIGRATION REFORM—RENEWING THE SOUL OF A NATION “Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of us Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs?” -- Benjamin Franklin, 1751 “Immigration is about more than immigration. It is about renewing the soul of America.” -- +Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, 2013 PHILADELPHIA PA--Last week, in a June 18 editorial, the Wall Street Journal reminded Americans that “the evidence overwhelmingly shows that today’s immigrants are acculturating and moving up the economic ladder like... Read more →

Berg breaks record UCLA closer sets the NCAA single-season record for saves

Mark Spoor, Last Updated - June 25, 2013 2:07 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – In the days leading up to Monday’s opening game of the College World Series Finals, players and coaches on both sides said the series would come down to pitching. Game 1 did, and it went to UCLA in record-setting fashion. In his 100th appearance in the past two seasons and his 50th of this year, Bruin closer David Berg set the NCAA single-season record for saves in his team’s 3-1 victory against Mississippi State, a win that has UCLA one victory away from its first CWS... Read more →

Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Engaging in Scheme to Steal More Than $1.3 Million

TRENTON (June 22, 2013) – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a father and son from central New Jersey were sentenced to prison today for stealing more than a million dollars in a scheme in which the father promised to rescue homeowners who were facing foreclosure, but instead sold their homes to unwitting investors. Vito Grippo, 58, of Jackson, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison by Superior Court Stuart Peim in Union County. He was also ordered to pay full restitution to his victims. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 27, 2013 to a criminal accusation charging... Read more →

Kimberly I. Mather, of Gloucester City, Avid Cyclist, Member of the Outdoor Club of SJ |

Surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle, on June 24, 2013. Age 54. Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted mother of Courtney M. Mather and Ashley R. Mather. Kimberly was an avid cyclist and a member of the Outdoor Club of South Jersey. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 8 PM in the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite... Read more →

2013 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards

(June 21, 2013)--The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has announced that the application for the 2013 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards is now available. Completed applications must be received by DEP staff by Friday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m. The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey's premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state. These awards recognize individuals, businesses, educators, institutions, communities, organizations, youth and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey. To date, 126 entities have been recognized since the awards program was established in 2000. Nominations... Read more →