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August 2013

Mike Tyson: 'I'm on the Verge of Dying'

August 26, 2013 3:57:00 PM EDT In his return to boxing as a promoter, Mike Tyson made shocking revelations about his ongoing battles with addiction during a press conference. This article, Mike Tyson: 'I'm on the Verge of Dying', is syndicated from NewsLook and is posted here with permission. Related articles Mike Tyson Emotionally Confesses He's Been Lying About Sobriety: 'I'm on the Verge of Dying' Mike Tyson: 'I'm On The Verge Of Dying, Because... Read more →

Obit: Martha W. Williamson, of Gloucester City, age 79/

On August 29, 2013. (nee Sweeten) Age 79. Of Gloucester City. Loving daughter of the late Charles J. Sweeten and Martha W. Sweeten (nee Fryer). Beloved wife of 38 years to the late Arthur Thomas “Ott” Williamson, Sr. Cherished mother of Chuck (Barbara) Williamson of Gloucester City, Arthur T. Williamson, Jr. (Marilyn) of Pottstown, PA and Jeff (Donna) Williamson of Gloucester City. Adored grandmother of Pamela (Peter) Brown, Ryan (Alisa) Williamson, Lauren (Jason) Williamson, Meghan... Read more →

Obituary: Sandra C. Rozet, of Westmont, age 75 /

On August 24, 2013. Age 75. Of Westmont section of Haddon Township. Formerly of Atlantic City. Loving Daughter of the late Bennett Rozet and Sophie “Dorothy” (nee Zawodna). Dear Sister of the late Michael Rozet. Survived by many cousins. Burial will be private at the request of the family. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Sandra C. Rozet. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St.,... Read more →

President Obama's Decision on Syria

MEDIA RELEASE August 31, 2013/time 4:55pm Just now, President Obama laid out the case for a targeted military action against Syrian regime targets as a result of their use of chemical weapons that killed over one thousand people -- including hundreds of children. The President also made clear that this would not be an open-ended intervention, and there will be with no American troops on the ground. The President announced he would seek Congressional authorization... Read more →


VIDEO from 10/16/10 CNBNEWS HUNTING AND FISHING COLUMN Events add to excitement during bugling season, 100th anniversary year. Year after year, Labor Day weekend kicks off a period of increased activity on Pennsylvania’s elk range. As elk begin ramping up their routines ahead of peak bugling season, visitors flock in greater numbers to areas where they can see the wild spectacle unfold. In a typical year, an estimated 75,000 to 100,000 people visit Elk County... Read more →

Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

press release/August 29, 2013 Mark your calendars and get your registrations in now for the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament! This year's tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 6 at Island Beach State Park and marks the 22nd year of this popular family event. The tournament offers participants an excellent opportunity to enjoy a fun day of fishing with family and friends. Anglers can also feel great about the use of their registration fees, as all... Read more →


The Cohansey River, looking upstream from Broad Street (New Jersey Route 49) in Bridgeton, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release August 29 TRENTON – The Christie Administration today announced the preservation of 130 acres in Hopewell Township that will provide opportunities for recreational pursuits while protecting a stream that feeds into the nearby Cohansey River. The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Acres Program facilitated the preservation of the land, which is comprised of... Read more →


US Navy 050411-N-3419D-056 A female bottlenose dolphin BJ performs her daily exercises while her trainer, Dera Look (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release TRENTON - The Christie Administration today directed additional state resources toward the investigation of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the coast of New Jersey that are part of what federal officials suspect is a naturally occurring disease cycle affecting populations of these marine mammals from New York to Virginia. These steps include using Department... Read more →

If the British Can Stop Their Government From Waging War in Syria, Why Can’t We?

By Joseph Palermo Today, once again, it feels like we’re being herded into supporting a military action in Syria that will end up, like the Iraq War, making the world an even more dangerous place than it is now. Then, as now, we see influential journalists tripping over themselves to fall into line. The British parliament’s vote against going along with the United States’ attack on Syria is a direct result of that country’s attempts... Read more →

La Salle Opens Season With 5-1 Setback at Hofstra /

press release HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Senior Mariel Papa (Gibbsboro, N.J./Eastern Regional) opened the game with a quick score, but Hofstra rallied to take a 5-1 win over La Salle in the season opener for both squads in the Asics Invitational at the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium. Papa tipped in a shot by rookie Devin Muracco (Sewell, N.J./Washington Twp.) just 5:54 into the contest to spot the Explorers (0-1) an early 1-0 lead. Hofstra's Stella Schoen... Read more →

Authorities Arrest Suspect Dennis Woods in North Wildwood

By Gary Mercante AUG 26, 2013 Dennis Woods is 37 years-of-age and is from the 2400 block of American Street. On Friday, August 23, 2013, at approximately 12:15PM, the Philadelphia Police Department (Major Crimes/FBI Violent Task Force and Northeast Detectives) along with North Wildwood Police Department arrested Dennis Woods (aka Dennis Boyce) without incident at the Aruba Motel located at 2001 Surf Avenue in North Wildwood and transported him to North Wildwood Police Department. Woods... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA--Christopher Mominey, the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has released a special video for school families of the 123 elementary schools, 17 high schools and 4 schools of Special Education. The video has been posted on the Office of Catholic Education website and can also be accessed via the Archdiocese of Philadelphia YouTube channel at the following link: Mominey was appointed Secretary of... Read more →

Adult Arrested For Spray Painting Graffiti On Business

Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory/August 29, 2013 On 8/28/2013, a Gloucester Township Police officer on random patrol observed a male committing criminal damage to a vacant business by spray painting graffiti on the side of the building. The building, a former supermarket, is located at 1431 Blackwood Clementon Road in Gloucester Township. The accused, 19 year old, Philip Atene, from Morris Avenue in Blackwood was observed standing next to fresh spray paint while holding a... Read more →


Ileana Diaz WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) -- Police in Wilmington are investigating the reported gang rape of two women at a park in Delaware. Police say two women, ages 32 and 24, were reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 black male juveniles in Kosciuszko Park at about 6:54 p.m. Thursday. According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose. The victims were... Read more →

Obituary: Joseph M. Moser, III, of Gloucester City, age 64/

On July 14, 2013. Age 64. Of Gloucester City. Survived by his children, Alissa Moser and Joseph Moser (Candice); his grandchildren, MaKendra, DayShaun, Malaysia, Moniya and Joseph; and 2 sisters. At the request of family, funeral services were held privately. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joseph M. Moser, III. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Another Mayor in Florida Arrested, The Third One This Month

All told, Bateman was paid $3,625 by CHI for his work, although the company had authorized as much as $120,000 in payments for a year of work, according to an arrest affidavit. Bateman was jailed on $21,500 bail but scheduled for release later Wednesday. He is charged with two felonies for accepting illegal compensation as well as several misdemeanors, including unregistered lobbying. His attorney, Ben Kuehne, said Bateman was "shocked by his sudden and unexpected... Read more →

Obituary: Cheryl A. Weber, formerly of Mount Ephraim, age 49/

(November 19, 1963 - August 30, 2013) Cheryl A. Weber (nee Bach), suddenly, on August 30, 2013, formerly of Mt. Ephraim. Age 49. Beloved daughter of the late John J. Bach and Carol A. LaBarth (nee Campbell). Also survived by step father Jack LaBarth. Devoted mother of Ashley Lynne Dorsheimer. Loving sister of Jacqueline Derieux (Tony), John C. Bach and Steven M. Bach (Lisa). Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved... Read more →

Four members of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the Bloods street gang plead guilt

August 27, 2013 press release TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that four members of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty to racketeering, admitting they participated in a murder in Vineland in 2006. The four men were charged in “Operation Nine Connect,” a joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice. The following four defendants each pleaded guilty late Friday... Read more →

Call From An Alert Citizen Helps Police Apprehend Three Burglary Suspects

Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory On 8-28-2013, at approximately 12:49 P.M. the Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) received a call from an alert citizen, who indicated that two suspicious people had burglarized a residence and now were running through the woods directly behind the house. The suspicious males then entered a vehicle and began to drive away from the area. The caller was able to provide a vehicle description to the dispatch center, which was... Read more →

Pennsylvania State Trooper Can't Dodge Sex Assault Claim | Court House News

By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAN (CN) - A Pennsylvania state trooper cannot dismiss claims that he sexually assaulted a woman facing criminal charges by luring her to a cemetery after a dismissal hearing, a federal judge ruled. After State Trooper Stephen Kleeman charged Faith Kintzel with summary harassment on April 7, 2010, she sued him in Federal Court. They agreed at a hearing in June 2010 that the charges would be dismissed if Kintzel complied with conditions... Read more →

State Police Drive the Point Home For a Safe Labor Day

August 28, 2013 West Trenton, N.J. – The Labor Day weekend is considered the “unofficial” end of the summer, but don’t let it be the end of your life. There have been 337 motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey so far this year. Those deaths are comprised of 187 drivers, 59 passengers, 80 pedestrians, and 11 pedalcyclists. “The numbers do not lie; fatal accidents continue to claim far too many lives on New Jersey’s roadways,”... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police To Conduct A DWI Sobriety Checkpoint

(Photo credits: press release Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory On Friday August 30th, 2013 through early Saturday morning August 31st , 2013; The Gloucester Township Police Department, in coordination with the Camden County Prosecutors Office, will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint in Gloucester Township as part of New Jersey's 101 Days of Summer traffic safety campaign and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement initiative. Statistics provided by the New Jersey State Police... Read more →

Scamming Nuns

Con Artist Gets His Due 08/27/13 There’s no limit to how low con artists will go to swindle victims out of their money—often targeting the elderly,the terminally ill, homeowners on the brink of losing their homes, even the lonely looking for companionship online. Here’s another category of victims to add to that list: members of religious communities who spend their lives tending to the sick and the poor. Earlier this month, a New Jersey man... Read more →

FBI — Norristown Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Robbing Tavern and Its Employee

PHILADELPHIA—Marc Viney, 35, of Norristown, was sentenced today to 264 months in prison for robbing an employee of the Roo House Tavern in Norristown and then robbing the tavern. Viney was convicted on January 31, 2013, following a four-day trial, of robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime. On July 10, 2011, Viney followed home an employee of the Roo House Tavern after the employee... Read more →


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Become a Plantiff in a Obamacare Law Challenge

Judicial Watch is considering litigation challenging President Obama's rewriting of Obamacare. Specifically, President Obama has unilaterally rewritten the law to delay the "employer mandate," which was scheduled to go in effect on January 1, 2014, for at least a year. At the same time, he did not rewrite the law to delay the "individual mandate," which requires nearly all Americans to have Obama-approved health insurance by that same date or pay a tax penalty. Many... Read more →


Courtesy of SJU Athletic Communications Aug. 29, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – After taking home a third-place finish in 2011 and the silver medal in 2012, the 2013 Saint Joseph’s men’s cross country team, picked to finish second at the Atlantic 10 Championship on November 3, has its eyes on the A-10 title. Under the direction of head coach Mike Glavin, the squad returns 14 dedicated letterwinners and adds seven new faces to open up the 2013... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Petition to Withdraw HHS Mandate

August 26, 2013 Bill Donohue explains why the need for a petition: The Catholic community, led by the bishops, has voiced its objections to the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate on several occasions. The Obama administration has made "accommodations" and other revisions, but the fundamental problem remains: the HHS mandate adopts a definition of what constitutes a "religious employer" that is entirely too narrow; and the religious liberty abridgement entailed in this edict represents... Read more →

The Teacher Who Coaches Baseball

THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD In the spring of 1965 the Tropiano family moved from Calabria, Italy, to Philadelphia. Sam Tropiano was six years old and already involved with European soccer, having played it since he was able to run through the streets surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas. He was one of the few children in South Philly during the 1960s and 1970s to play the center-forward position because soccer was still in its... Read more →

HAWKS SOCCER OPENS 2013 SEASON ON FRIDAY...Face Loyola (Md.) see video

Courtesy SJU Athletic Communications ___________________________________________________________________________________ PHILADELPHIA - Coming off of a 2012 season in which the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer team won more games than in its previous three seasons combined, the 2013 Hawks will kick off their season on Friday, August 30. Start time against the Greyhounds of Loyola (Md.) is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field. With the return of 10 starters from the 2012 squad, the experience of 16 seniors and... Read more →

Two Officials from the Pennsylvania Cyber School Charged with Mail Fraud, Theft/Bribery

PITTSBURGH, PA—The former CEO of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and his accountant have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of mail fraud, theft or bribery concerning a program receiving federal funds, tax conspiracy, and filing a false tax return. The announcement was made today at a news conference by United States Attorney David J. Hickton; FBI Special Agent in Charge Gary Douglas Perdue; Akeia Conner, Special Agent in Charge... Read more →

OBITUARY: Judith Oyludag , age 53, of Delanco |

On August 22, 2013. Age 53. Of Delanco. (nee Kemery) Survived by her son George Lapp (Rose); her granddaughters Julia and Lauren Lapp; and her brother Joseph Kemery. Judith is predeceased by her son, Christopher Kemery; her brother Arthur Kemery and her sisters Kathleen Kemery and Patricia Finn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial gathering on Sunday afternoon, September 1, 2013 at 2 PM at the... Read more →

What's Up with Ott's? Local Businessman Always Thinking, Public Sector Cutbacks

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: The original plans called for the completion of the restaurant in 2012. Then the plans called for completion by summer of 2013. The developers proposed a bigger project so those plans were scrapped. The latest drawings for the project haven't been released. photo credit BY BILL CLEARY CNBNEWS.NET WHAT'S UP WITH OTTS ON THE WATERFRONT?--We have been in touch this week with Don Bigley and Jeffrey Lucas, two of the... Read more →

Video: Black Teens Attack White Woman in Pittsburg PA |

PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 27, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Three teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old woman Sunday in Pittsburgh’s North Side. Investigators said the incident happened around 2 p.m. near the intersection of Concord and Itin streets. According to police, the girls threw a bottle at the victim, Ginger Slepski's car, and when she stopped to confront the girls, they attacked her. "I thought it... Read more →

Pittsburgh man charged with distributing child pornography, faces deportation if convicted

press release HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendant as Gerardo Perez Bercian, 610 Cliffside Manor, Apt. 83, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. He is charged with six counts of possessing child pornography, three counts of distributing child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Agents conducting an online investigation found numerous online files that contained depictions of children under the age of 18 engaged in sexually graphic acts and... Read more →

Haycook Earns Season's First A-10 Player Of The Week Honors

Molly Gallagher August 26, 201 PHILADELPHIA- La Salle women's soccer player Kelsey Haycook has been named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the fifth time in her career, as announced by the conference office this morning. In the Explorers' opening weekend, Haycook had a hand in each of La Salle's goals netting two, including a game-winner, and adding a game-winning assist. Against Old Dominion, Haycook found the back of the net in the 50th... Read more →


What's Up with Ott's? Local Businessman Always Thinking, Public Sector Cutbacks CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: The original plans called for the completion of the restaurant in 2012. Then it was announced it would be completed by 2013. The developers proposed a bigger project so those plans were scrapped. The latest drawings for the project haven't been released. photo credit BY BILL CLEARY CNBNEWS.NET WHAT'S UP WITH OTTS ON THE WATERFRONT?--We have been in touch... Read more →


Click-to-Tweet: WATCH: @VisitAC's behind the scenes preview of new 3D light & sound show... AC' Dreamin' | | #DOAC ATLANTIC CITY (August 28, 2013) – “AC Dreamin’” — a new, nightly 3D sound and light show for visitors of all ages — will debut on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Thursday, August 29 at 10pm.“AC Dreamin’” follows a magical dream shared by two friends in a modern fairy tale as they navigate six... Read more →

Obituary: Mae E.Stratton, of Gloucester City NJ

On August 28, 2013 (nee Greenan) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 82. She is the beloved wife of Robert N. Stratton, loving mother of Ronald, Wayne, Robin and Catherine Willis, Mary Ann Milloro, Barbara Becker, Lester and Hope Stratton, and the late Carol and Patrick Willis. She is also survived 15 dear grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Besides her family Mae loved and enjoyed playing Bingo. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday from... Read more →

Obituary: Margaret I. Lee former O'Donnell's Restaurant Waitress/clearysnotebook

On August 25, 2013, a life long resident of Gloucester City, NJ, age 72. She is survived by her dear sister and caregivers Mary McCormick (Bill) and niece Michelle McCormick, her brother and sister William and Bertha Lee, and nephew David Lee, who was like a son to her. She is also survived by her goddaughter Mary McCormick (Jimmy) and many other dear nieces and nephews. Peggy worked at O’Donnell’s Family Restaurant in Gloucester City... Read more →

Philadelphia Eagles fantasy football draft preview:

It's literally getting Chippy out here By Kenneth Arthur  @KennethArthurS on Aug 27 2013, 1:44p + Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports Chip Kelly took over for a good coach at Oregon and made them great. Can he do that with the Eagles, will the offense work at the pro level, and can any of these "sleepers" turn back into actually-productive players this year? One of my least favorite football clichès would have to be when... Read more →

Stevens Field Hockey Prepared for 2013 Season; Ducks Open at Home Friday

HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 28, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology field hockey team will open its 2013 season Friday afternoon at the De Baun Athletic Complex against No. 8 Messiah College. The Ducks are coming off a 2012 season that saw the program’s first-ever Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic title, the Empire 8 regular-season title and a trip to the conference final. The Ducks also won 16 games against just seven losses which was... Read more →

Watch the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington/

Message From the White House On August 28, 1963 a crowd of thousands gathered for the March on Washington, united in the goal of introducing a new era of progress that would roll back centuries of oppression and poverty. Today, exactly 50 years later, three Presidents and a range of civil rights leaders will mark the moment with an event from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. This morning, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET and... Read more →

The Odds on Favorite to Win the 2013 "Shoprite Barth-McCarthy" Wiffleball Tournament???

ODDS BY SAL’S OFF SHORE GAMBLING Departs from Little Timber Creek/Brooklawn at noon 3 -2 Tummy Tees (Collins, Collins, Mac Adams) Can they continue to drink from fountain of youth 3-2 Mac Adams Insurance (Fahy, Fahy) Appears another trip to Finals 2 -1 Massengales (Massengale, Ledenson, Jones) Sorry odds reflect winning 1st ever 2nd round game, not Tourney 4-1 Ciconti Pizza (Ciconti Rucci, LaFerriere) - Can Rucci continue the 2013 Championship run! NO 4-1 Read more →

Is a U.S. race war on the horizon? /

BY MICHAEL HALTMAN Or has a race war already begun? Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson have been consistent and vociferous participants in the discussion of race in the United States! Unfortunately, however, to date this participation has proven to be destructive, not constructive, with an endgame that is still somewhat unclear but getting clearer all of the time. So what exactly is the endgame for these men? The list below of... Read more →

ESPN3 to Carry the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Fans will be able to watch live the enshrinement of 24 of college football's greatest legends. IRVING, Texas (August 27, 2013) - The National Football Foundation (NFF) and the College Football Hall of Fame announced today that ESPN3 will carry live the 2013 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on Aug. 28 from the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. Fans can watch the show by clicking here to access the link at 7:30 p.m.... Read more →

Dwelling Fire Heavily Damages Residence

Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On 8-22-2013, at approximately 07:00 P.M. the Gloucester Township Police Department received several calls reporting a house fire on Annapolis Drive, which is located in the Wye Oak development in Gloucester Township. Arriving officers and fire personnel observed a heavy fire condition in the garage area which had spread to the attic area as well as a heavy smoke condition throughout the residence. The homeowner, who was not... Read more →

NRA-ILA: What A Difference A Day Makes

With apologies to the late, great Dinah Washington, who popularized María Graver’s fine song, What a Difference a Day Makes, we marvel at what a difference a year has made for Josh Horwitz, of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, formerly known as the National Coalition to Ban Handguns. Last year, Horwitz told Sally Sara, an Australian reporter for ABC News, “I think the proliferation of firearms has made us more dangerous.” How many times... Read more →