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September 2013

Woodbury Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder Charge

press release September 30 WOODUBRY NJ--Acknowledging that he stabbed his then-girlfriend multiple times during an argument on 6/22/11, Jacob Rodriguez (DOB 11/9/76), a Woodbury resident then, pleaded guilty today (9/30) to attempted murder and two counts of endangering the victim’s two young children when he fled after the attack. “You were in a jealous rage. Is that correct?” defense attorney Bruce Warren asked Rodriguez, who replied affirmatively. . “I just stabbed her,” Rodriguez said as his sobbing victim watched in the courtroom. The 28-year-old West Deptford resident was accompanied by a member of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office victim-witness unit.... Read more →

Father Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Two-Month-Old Daughter

September 30 Francis J. Chrzanowski (DOB 11/5/89), of 2144 Stella St., Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today (9/30) to causing multiple injuries to his two-month-old daughter while he was at his mother’s Williamstown NJ home on 10/24/10. Chrzanowski entered the pleas to second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child before Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr., who will determine the defendant’s sentence on 11/15. Since Chrzanowski was scheduled for trial next week, he had passed the deadline for accepting a plea agreement and thus left his penalty to the court’s discretion. Questioned about what actions he took... Read more →


Fire Prevention Week, Come out & support the PHFD on Tuesday, October 1 from 7pm-9pm Fire Prevention Week is the first week in October. The Pine Hill Fire Department will be hosting the annual Fire Prevention Open House will be held at the Pine Hill Fire Department located at 1109 Erial road from 7pm - 9pm. Come out and support the PHFD and enjoy displays and vendors from throughout the community. Attached is the PHPD Traffic Advisory for road closures associated with the Fire Prevention activities. Maguire Park Dedication Ceremony Saturday October 5th 1:00pm The Maguire Park, located at the... Read more →

Mayor Nutter Will Attend West Catholic HS Leadership Event

West Catholic Preparatory High School will host The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, during a student leadership assembly. The mayor will address the student body on the topic of leadership and help hand out pins to West Catholic’s newly installed student leaders. Thursday, October 3, 2013 8:00 a.m. West Catholic Preparatory High School 4501 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19139 In addition, Bishop Michael Fitzgerald, Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Catholic Education, Mr. Casey Carter, Chief Executive Officer of the Faith in the Future Foundation and Dr. Carol Cary, Superintendent for Secondary Schools will also... Read more →

Archbishop Chaput Keynote Speaker at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

press release September 30 PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M Cap. will host the final installment of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Year of Faith Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. His presentation is titled Fire Upon the Earth: A Call to Conversion and a New Evangelization. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (Vianney Hall Auditorium) 100 East Wynnewood Road Wynnewood, PA 19096 (Montgomery County) Archbishop Chaput previously described the Year of Faith Lecture Series by saying, “Through these lectures, we hope to offer Philadelphia Catholics during the Year of Faith a deeper... Read more →

Christie Signs Legislation Allowing For Easier Access To Services For New Jersey Veterans

press release Trenton, NJ – Building on his record of support for New Jersey’s veterans and their families, Governor Chris Christie today signed legislation requiring the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), upon submission of satisfactory proof, to indicate a veteran status on a driver’s license or identification card. The legislation will allow for easier access to services and incentives for veterans by conveniently identifying them as a former member of the Armed Forces. It builds on the “County Identification Cards for Veterans Act” signed by Governor Christie in 2012 that empowered county officials to create identification cards for resident... Read more →

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Actor Samuel Jackson on Gun Control

The shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., have stirred up a slew of gun-control sentiment in Hollywood. But an actor who stars in perhaps the most gun-heavy movie of the season says that an abundance of firearms in this country isn't necessarily the problem, and that reducing them isn't automatically the answer. I don't think it's about more gun control," said Samuel L. Jackson, who stars as a conniving house slave in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming revenge fantasy "Django Unchained." "I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people... Read more →

Speaker Boehner: The Senate Must Act

press release In this week’s Speaker Alert, we want to give you a brief state-of-play on efforts by Republicans in the House of Representatives to keep the federal government running and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible. “The House worked late into the night Saturday to prevent a government shutdown,” Speaker Boehner explained earlier. “And the Senate now must move quickly, today, to do the same.” The plan passed by the House and awaiting action by the Senate would… …keep the government running: As Speaker Boehner has said repeatedly, “the American people don’t want the... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Petition to Withdraw HHS Mandate/Deadline Today |

September 30, 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 an unfair burden on Catholic non-profit organizations, and Catholic-owned private businesses. The amount of time and money spent trying to reconcile the HHS mandate with... Read more →

DRPA Supports National Effort to Put the Brakes on Motor Vehicle Fatalities

press release September 30 CAMDEN, N.J. – The Delaware River Port Authority once again will join a national effort to promote safe driving and keep roadways free of fatalities for one day: Thursday, Oct. 10. In support of “Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day,” the DRPA will program variable message signs at the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges with the reminder, “Oct. 10: Be Safe, Be Alert, Arrive Home Alive.” “The ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities’ campaign asks drivers to take particular care on one day to buckle up, avoid distractions, observe the speed limit... Read more →

Free Classes for Your Dog /

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--If you live in Gloucester City and own a dog or two, Brother of the Wolf, LLC, wants to help you! Located at 700 Market Street, the training school has offered on-going, no-cost training classes since 2010. The latest class, Beginner's Obedience/Puppy Class, is held on Saturdays from 11:00 until 12:00. Your dog will learn all the basics: sit, polite, on-leash walking, leave it, and come when called. At the end of 4 sessions the dog will receive a diploma, suitable for framing, and goodie bag! Dogs in neighboring areas (Brooklawn, Westville, Mt Ephraim, etc) pay only $20... Read more →

Obama Would Shut Down the Government, But Won’t Negotiate Obamacare Compromise

By Dan Weber President of AMAC He knows the law is flawed, so why doesn’t he ask for help in fixing it - WASHINGTON, Sep 27 – The president is ready to shut down the government rather than compromise on Obamacare, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. He’ll negotiate with Syria and Iran but he won’t sit down to hash out a suitable settlement with lawmakers who are doing what they were elected to do—implement the will of the people. Poll after poll shows that the American people do not want the Affordable Care... Read more →

The 2014 Seeing Eye Puppy Calendar is Now Available to Order /

Thanks to the generous support we received for The Seeing Eye Puppy Calendar Contest, we raised $11,960 during the contest to select the 12 puppy photos to represent each month! Every picture that was entered in the contest will be in the calendar but the top 12 photos will be the main photo for each month. Check out the top 12 calendar pictures on Flickr. Two ways to get 12 months of puppy love for just $12: Visit to download the order form. Add $2 shipping per calendar. Prefer to pay online? Or planning to purchase another Seeing Eye... Read more →

Couple Celebrates their Wedding with a Garden Reception in Camden, NJ

press release Saturday, September 28th 2013, – Today, following a ceremony at the Brennan family home, Molly Brennan and Thomas Woltjen celebrated their union with a wedding reception at the Camden Children’s Garden. Molly and Thomas had their hearts set on a wedding reception at the Camden Children’s Garden after their 15+ year history with Camden City Garden Club programs. As children, they participated in the Grow Labs program in Merchantville, learning about horticulture and nutrition with hands-on garden experience in their classrooms. The Grow Labs program continues today, reaching approximately 250 children in Camden and has expanded to include... Read more →


The Police Department is currently ACCEPTING resumes for full-time police officers. All applicants must meet these minimum requirements. Full PTC or SLEO II waiverable certification preferred. Please email resumes to: or Drop them off at police headquarters located at: 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd. Galloway, NJ 08205 Resume Deadline: October 18, 2013 5:00PM PT Test Scheduled for: October 26, 2013 Time: TBA You must bring this MEDICAL RELEASE FORM completed with you prior to performing the PT Test. All information will be posted on the website on the Physical Fitness Test Description page. All applicants who successfully complete the... Read more →

October Events - Veteran, Military, First Responder - Patriot Connections

10/05/2013 3rd Annual NJVVM Ride - Legion Riders & friends THE AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS OF NEW JERSEY 3nd ANNUAL NEW JERSEY VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL RIDE To support the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum (15th Anniversary) (Rain or Shine) Everyone Invited: $15 per person – Register Now at MUSIC BY “THE LIFTERS”, SPECIAL GUEST JOE HUGHES, GUEST SPEAKER – PETER ZALESKI, LCDR USN (Retired) Merchandise and Food Vendors. Assembly/Departure Registration: 10:00 – 11:30am Riders Depart: 12:00 Noon. Riders Assemble/Register at one of the following locations: North Area: Garden State Parkway – Vauxhall Service Area, Milepost 142... Read more →

Three Alarm Fire In Gloucester City NJ / FOX 29

CNBNews UPDATE/ 12:30pm photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Two homes in the 300 block of North Broadway were damaged by fire Monday morning. The fire started shortly before 8am inside 318 North Broadway and spread to the adjoining home at 316 North Broadway. According to Gloucester City Fire Chief Brian Hagan there was no one living in the home where the fire started. He said there were no injuries and the cause of the three-alarm fire remains under investigation. Earlier today we erroneously reported that the fire was located in the former Chase Carpet property, a block away from the... Read more →

Offense just as much to blame as defense in Eagles loss to Broncos /

Eliot Shorr-Parks/ September 29, 2013 at 8:28:12 PM EDT It was a shoot-out just like everyone expected. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Broncos did most of the shooting. "The key for us was to keep us in the game offensively," Chip Kelly said after the game. "We didn't do that." The Eagles offense put up just 20 points in their 52-20 loss to the DenverBroncos, with 13 of those points coming in the first three-quarters when the game was still semi-winnable. The defense struggled like everyone expected, but it was the offenses inability to score that played just as big... Read more →

NFL Week 4: Quick Reactions to the Early Games

September 29,2013 Four weeks into the season the NFL has been split into the haves and have-nots. There were four undefeated teams—a couple of which that have looked absolutely terrifying. On the other end of the spectrum there were still five win-less teams heading into Week 4 of NFL football. And the question on everyone’s mind is, how is that even possible? After the end of the early games only one of those win-less teams managed to actually get off the schneid, and that was because they were playing another win-less team. Go figure! Here are some quick reactions to... Read more →


Public has 60 days to submit comments to Game Commission. Two wildlife-management plans drafted recently by the Pennsylvania Game Commission have been made available for public review. Plans for managing river otter and bobcat populations in Pennsylvania can be found on the Game Commission’s website, Those going to the website can access the plans by clicking on a button marked “Accepting Public Comment” near the top of the home page. Both plans can be accessed from the next page that will appear, and comments can be submitted from that page, as well. Each management plan charts a 10-year course for... Read more →

Andrews Announces $1.4 Million DOJ Grant to Reduce Violent Crime in Camden

Haddon Heights N.J. – Monday, Congressman Andrews announced that a $1,400,000 federal grant has been awarded to the City of Camden to reduce youth violence and gang crime. Congressman Andrews strongly advocated in favor of the funding to maximize resources that combat the persistent problem of crime in Camden. According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Camden's overall crime rate is five times the national average, and murder rate is more than 12 times the national average. This competitive grant, that is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community-Based Violence Prevention program, aims to prevent violence crimes... Read more →

The Best Obamacare Video You'll Ever Watch Ever

Remy Munasifi from the libertarian website Reason has an incredibly hilarious video entry for a $30,000 Obamacare video contest. You just have to see it. Unless you’re a Redskins fan. Or a Miley Cyrus fan. Actually just watch it already. Read more →

Donnelly Announces 34 Towns To Share In 4th Round of Municipal Park Funds

press release September 27,2013 Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly announced today the fourth round of local grants under the Municipal Park Development Assistance Program, awarding a total $4.7 million to 34 towns. “Our goal is to make it possible for towns to achieve their local recreational objectives during a time when they must address other priorities due to budgeting constraints,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “This year’s grant program is another important step in achieving that goal.” Donnelly said that all of the towns that have applied for grant dollars since the inception of the program have received funding.... Read more →


press release September 27, 2013 World Class BBQ from the Country’s Best Pitmasters Along with the East Coast’s Largest Rodeo Mosey Into Atlantic City for a BBQ & Broncos Weekend ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 30, 2013) – Over 80 famous pitmasters and cook teams from across the U.S. will gather in Atlantic City for the DO AC Smokin’ Hot BBQ Competition to grill and smoke their tastiest meats for the chance to win $50,000 in prize money – the largest cash prize for a BBQ competition on the East Coast. The Grand Champion takes home the top prize of $10,000.... Read more →

Is The Pope Progressive? /NEWSWORKS

September 23, 2013 Pope Francis poses for a photo after a meeting with youths in downtown Cagliari, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Francis denounced what he called big business's idolatry of money over man as he traveled Sunday to one of Italy's poorest regions to offer hope to the unemployed and entrepreneurs struggling to hang on. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) By Meg Frankowski It was at a small, now closed, Catholic school in Northeast Philadelphia where Morning Edition Production Assistant and reporter Meg Frankowski realized she wanted to be a journalist. She's kept up the questioning and the curiosity over the... Read more →

Suspects Arrested Carrying Loaded Handgun, Illegal Drugs and Brass Knuckles |

press release September 27,2013 (Camden, NJ) – Officers on directed patrol in Waterfront South Thursday night arrested three suspects, including one in possession of a loaded handgun and another in possession of drugs and illegal brass knuckles. Officers Troy Redd, Allen Williams and Scott Breland were patrolling on the 400 block of Viola Street at 10:09 p.m. and approached a group of five men, one of whom was openly drinking alcohol. Suspect Felix Martinez, 30, of Camden, turned away from officers, placed something in his waistband and walked away. Officers engaged Martinez and found him to be in possession of... Read more →

Latest News from the Borough of Palmyra

New 32-gallon and 64-gallon trash carts have arrived! Distribution scheduled to begin Friday, October 4th. If you previously ordered one you’re on the list! Senior citizens, disabled veterans and residents of the Riverfront are eligible for the new smaller 32-gallon carts. To order please call (856) 829-8215. REMINDER: Please observe our new trash collection policy designed to keep our community clean & beautiful! Please do not place your trash cart at the curb prior to 5:00 PM on Thursday; trash carts must be removed from the curb by 9:00 AM on Saturday. All trash must be placed in Borough-provided trash... Read more →

Washington Police K-9 Stabbed by Suspect

By Steve Hunter The Kent Reporter KENT, Wash. — A man stabbed and injured a Kent Police dog during an assistance response to a Des Moines Police assault case. A K-9 officer and his German shepherd partner Kato were requested to respond to Des Moines to assist in attempting to locate an assault suspect at about 6:41 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Kent Police media release. During the course of the tracking, Kato located the suspect. As Kato attempted to assist with taking the man into custody, he unexpectedly stabbed K-9 Kato in the shoulder with a pocket knife. K-9... Read more →

Penns Grove too Strong for Gloucester Catholic, Final 36-0 / MaxPreps

September 28,2013 GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. - Penns Grove (Carneys Point, N.J.) put an additional eight points on the board on top of its 28-point lead going into the fourth quarter to beat out Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester City, N.J.) 36-0. The score was knotted at zero heading into the half. The Red Devils took the lead for good on a Dahkim Sealstouchdown run in the third quarter. Penns Grove scored 28 points in the third quarter on the way to a win. PG rushed for four touchdowns on the ground during the quarter, including two by Seals. Gloucester Catholic (1-2) will... Read more →


Volume XVIII No. 39: September 27, 2013 Like two gunfighters at the OK corral, House Republicans and Senate Democrats are in the final stages of the shootout over the government shutdown. And taxpayers and the economy are caught in the crossfire. The fiscal year ends midnight on Monday, and absent new funding legislation the government will shutdown starting Tuesday. Last week, the House passed their continuing resolution to fund government through December 15, while also defunding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The Senate countered today, amending the legislation to fund government through November 15. Not surprisingly the Senate did... Read more →

Why My Son Ryan Ferguson Should Be Granted A New Trial /

By Bill Ferguson / Oswego, Illinois My son Ryan Ferguson was convicted in 2005 for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. Ryan was convicted solely on the testimony of two witnesses. Both of those witnesses have since given written affidavits that their testimonies during the original trial were false. That leaves zero evidence against my son. No witnesses, no physical evidence, no DNA, no motive, in fact nothing tying him to the crime. Yet my son is currently serving a 40-year sentence for a crime he had no part in. The fact is Ryan should... Read more →

3 Yrs NJSP in woman’s Newfield burglary

press release September 27, 2013 Honesty Keener (DOB 2/27/76), formerly of Hazel Ave., Newfield NJ, was sentenced today (9/27) to three years in New Jersey state prison after her conviction for breaking into a neighbor’s home 4/28/11 and threatening to rub open sores she claimed were contagious on the neighbor’s adult daughter unless she received money. Sentencing Keener on third-degree burglary, harassment and attempted theft jury verdicts returned 8/22/13, Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall also cited her record of seven prior indictable convictions since 1998, including four for prostitution, and 14 disorderly persons offenses. Defense attorney Ron Appleby sought... Read more →

What to watch in Week 4: Eagles / FOX SPORTS

McCoy is having a banner season but could be a victim of overuse. Joel Beall The FOX NFL Game of the Week features thePhiladelphia Eaglesflocking to the Rocky Mountains to take on theDenver Broncos. Highlighting two high-octane offenses, let’s get the lowdown on each team’s subplots heading into this Mile High matchup: Click here for thecorresponding report on the Denver Broncos. Five Things to Watch: Philadelphia Eages Can the Eagles front seven cause inflict chaos? The Philadelphia defense has quite the undertaking, one that’s been futile for Denver opponents in 2013: stop the vaunted Broncos aerial blitzkrieg. Given Peyton Manning’s... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA: 2013 Whiskey Festival

Join Philadelphia magazine and Fine Wine & Good Spirits for the 2013 Philadelphia Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. October 24, 2013 VIP | 5:00PM GA | 6:30PM Lincoln Financial Field Guests will be able to: Try a wide collection of spirits (over 270!) from around the world including: whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, tequila & more Talk one-on-one with industry leaders and master distillers Sample gourmet foods from some of Philly's best local restaurants Buy favorite spirits from the on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store Read more →

Latest News from Gloucester Catholic High School

press release September 26, 2013 Class of 1963 to Hold 50th Anniversary Reunion on October 4, 2013 MOUNT LAUREL -- The Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1963 will be holding its 50th year reunion on Friday, October 4th 2013, 6 to 11 p.m., at The Doubletree Hotel in Mount Laurel, NJ. If you have not been contacted or need information on cost, time and location, please contact Michael Underwood at (856) 429-9123 or E-mail at Gloucester Catholic to Host “Fun Night” for Prospective Students on October 11 Gloucester Catholic will host a “Fun Night for Prospective Students” on... Read more →

Rutgers Senior J.J. Moore Granted NCAA Waiver

English: The logo is from the website.Rutgers University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 26, 2013) – The NCAA has granted a legislative relief waiver for Rutgers University senior forward Johnathan (J.J.) Moore (Brentwood, N.Y.) to be able to compete immediately in 2013-14. “I would like to thank the NCAA for their decision regarding my waiver,” said Moore. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to play my senior season here at Rutgers. This decision is a blessing for me and my family.” “We are grateful to the NCAA and our office of compliance for their hard work in providing... Read more →

Join AFP for a Special Anti-ObamaCareCall Center Day, Tuesday

Let's Expose Trenton's ObamaCare-Supporting Legislators! Did you see President Obama's appalling remarks about defunding ObamaCare last weekend? President Obama and his acolytes continue to demagogue the health care issue and evade the devastating consequences their health care takeover is having on the American people. The fact of the matter is ObamaCare's effect on working Americans has been nothing short of disastrous. Tens of thousands of Americans are beingforced to part-time work as employers seek to avoid ObamaCare's punitive taxes and penalties for not offering insurance to full-time workers. Companies like Walgreen's and The Home Depot are dropping coverage for part-time... Read more →

Catholic Charities' Ready Vet Go' meets needs of low income Vets

press release In his Camden apartment, 76-year-old Antonio Correa waits for his wife and daughters.Maria Elena Hernandez, his wife, and his daughters Orlehenyz and Mary Quermi are living in Panama until the day enough money can be raised for one-way plane tickets, and the family can be reunited in Camden. An Army veteran who was once homeless, Correa is a client of the Ready, Vet, Go program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden. The program, with focuses on housing needs, is funded through a $744,740 grant Catholic Charities received from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to conduct a one-year... Read more →

Atlantic 10 Releases 2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule

September 26, 2013 2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule PHILADELPHIA - The Atlantic 10 Conference has announced the complete schedule for the 2013-14 women's basketball season. La Salle will play a 16-game league slate beginning on January 2. The Explorers will face four opponents twice in a home-and-away series, including city rival Saint Joseph's, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, and league newcomer George Mason. The Explorers and Hawks will face each other on national television on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. when CBS Sports Network broadcasts from Tom Gola Arena. The squad will also host Dayton, Massachusetts, Richmond and VCU at Gola... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Unsafe Foods for Fido (

by Dawn Watson ( Around any holiday I like to remind readers about the dangers of over-feeding their pets, and to remind you about the list of “no-no” ingredients that can make your dog sick. When families gather, Fido has the opportunity to beg for food. While a once-in-awhile treat is fine, remember that over-feeding can cause diarrhea, bloating, and obesity. Chocolate is on the list of potentially lethal ingredients; it can cause kidney failure very quickly. Xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in some candy, is also on the danger list. Raisins and other berries should never be given to... Read more →

Fall Trout Stocking Moved Up One Week and Begins Tuesday

English: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Source: WO-ART-53-CDKnepp1 Downloaded from: (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release The NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife has moved up its Fall Trout Stocking Program by one week. The fall stocking will now begin Tuesday, Oct. 1 and conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The stocking schedule has been revised to help staff take steps to address a disease that has affected a small portion of fish at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County. With cooler temperatures providing optimal conditions for trout fishing, the Division is looking forward to another excellent fall season. Nearly 20,000... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA--The Master Plan for the Central Delaware River waterfront proposed a new vision for Penn’s Landing: a spacious green park, sloping gently towards the river, connecting Chestnut and Walnut Streets from Front Street, over I-95, and across Columbus Blvd. DRWC is now moving the conceptual plan to the next phase! The design team, led by Hargreaves Associates, is creating a plan for the site that incorporates landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, programming, development, and cost estimates. Join us for a presentation and discussion about the next phase of this exciting project! DIRECTIONS: Take the MFL to the Spring Garden... Read more →

Mosaic Society of Philadelphia Kicks Off Juried Exhibit October 11

The recently formed Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (MSoP) kicks off its juried exhibit, Parts of a Whole, in the Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley on Friday, October 11 with an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. Thirty-eight pieces by a group of diverse and talented mosaic artists are featured in the show. At the reception, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists and take part in creating a community mosaic mural. The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, 88 members strong, hosts mosaic workshops, demonstrations, field trips and community discussion. Parts of a WHOLE A Juried Exhibit... Read more →

Rowan over Montclair 7-0, Marcelin ran the ball 18 times for 148 yards

Press release September 27,2013 GLASSBORO, NJ – A 64-yard touchdown run on the third play from scrimmage by running back Withler Marcelin (so. Ocean Twp., NJ/Ocean Twp.) was the only scoring in Rowan University's 7-0 win over Montclair State University. Tonight was the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) opener for both teams. The win gave head coach Jay Accorsi 89 for his career, making him the all-time wins leader at Rowan. He passed K.C. Keeler who had accumulated 88 wins in nine seasons. Accorsi is in his 12th season as head coach. The Profs are now 2-1 overall and 1-0... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore, Jr., 31, of Milton, Pa

DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore, Jr., 31, of Milton, Pa., died Sept. 26, in Paktya Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Related articles AMERICAN HERO: Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, of New Fairfield, Conn./ AMERICAN HEROES: Three Soldiers Died Sept. 21 in Afghanistan War, One From New... Read more →

Clementon NJ man pleads to sex with girl, age 14

Hector M. Cruz (DOB 10/5/89), of Gibbsboro Rd, Clementon pleaded guilty today (9/27) to sexual assault against the 14 year-old daughter of a former Glassboro girlfriend in July 2012. “I had sex with her,” Cruz said when questioned by his attorney before Superior Court Judge Kevin Smith. “I didn’t know her age.” However, Cruz acknowledged to Judge Smith that he didn’t dispute the girl was 14 at the time. Specifically, Cruz said the act was vaginal intercourse. Under terms of a plea agreement, Senior Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Audrey Curwin will recommend Cruz be sentenced to six years in New... Read more →

Friday's Update on Progress at Dietz and Watson Cleanup Site

press release September 27, 2013 By FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR JOE DONNELLY Today was another day of major progress at the Dietz & Watson cleanup site in Delanco. With all 35 million pounds of product removed and disposed of, crews were able to concentrate on demolition efforts. This afternoon the super structure, including the rear interior walls and roof, that had been surrounding the odor producing material was collapsed to be hauled off site. Further odor relief measures were undertaken today as well. The now clear slab that had been beneath the odor producing materials was dried out, eliminating existing residue from... Read more →

NFL Kelly, Eagles wobble into Denver | FOX SPORTS

Updated Sep 27, 2013 12:17 PM ET Something is wrong with this picture. We’re one month into the season andChip Kelly has yet to be named NFL Coach of the Year. Wasn’t he supposed to have revolutionized the game by now? In a sensible world, no. We would have given the Eagles’ coach until at least mid-November. But after Philadelphia's opening win over the Redskins, Kelly was supposed to have already picked up the Nobel Prize for Offense. It’s all been a bit too much too soon for the man who was supposed to be a combination of Vince Lombardi,... Read more →

Poll: What is your reaction to N.J. judge legalizing gay marriage?

Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger September 27, 2013 3:30:00 PM EDT TRENTON — Do you agree with a state judge's ruling today legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey? Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson granted an emergency request by six same-sex couples and ordered state officials to begin performing gay marriages on Oct. 21. Jacobson said same-sex couples would be denied federal benefits if New Jersey kept allowing only civil unions. The state is expected to appeal the decision. Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, last year vetoed a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in New Jersey. Gay rights advocates and state... Read more →

Haddon Township Block Party

will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28th! Crystal Lake Ave. & W. Park Blvd. Saturday, September 28th, 2013 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Rain Date is Sunday, September 29th! Featuring... Amusement Rides for all Ages Car Show Beer Garden Arts & Crafts Food Court featuring local Haddon Twp. Restaurants Performances by Local Bands! Ride bracelets on sale now! Pre-Sale---$7.00 ($10.00 the day of the event) Ride bracelets can be purchased at the Municipal Building, Silver Spoon, Primo, espressit, Severino's Pasta Co., Westmont Party & Bark Tees! Booth Applications are now available! Please contact, Kate Burns For more information, please... Read more →