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September 2013

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

FBI ALERT | New Internet Crime Initiative Combines Resources, Expertise |

09/24/13 A pilot program targeting Internet crime—focused on establishing a model for sharing information and coordinating investigations—was recently launched by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the state of Utah. “The Utah pilot is the first step in our efforts to fix a gap that the FBI and our state and local law enforcement partners have recognized exists in the investigation and prosecution of Internet fraud,” said Richard McFeely, executive assistant director of the Bureau’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. “Because not all Internet fraud schemes rise to the level necessary to prosecute them in federal court,... Read more →

Guilty Pleas Show High Cost of Price-Fixing in Auto Industry

FBI Criminal Investigative Division Assistant Director Ronald Hosko discusses charges against nine auto parts makers during a press conference in Washington, D.C. Joining Hosko is Deputy Assistant Attorney General Scott Hammond of DOJ's Antitrust Division. Sticker Shock Guilty Pleas Show High Cost of Price-Fixing in Auto Industry 09/26/13 Price-fixing conspiracies by auto parts manufacturers may have inflated the cost of your new car. In announcing guilty pleas by nine Japan-based auto parts makers and two executives, the Justice Department today laid out details of brazen collusion schemes to rig the prices of more than 30 kinds of car parts—like seat... Read more →


press release Saint Andrew (Bucks County) and Saint Patrick (Chester County) Parish Elementary Schools selected as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Saint Andrew (Bucks County) and Saint Patrick (Chester County) Parish Elementary Schools were selected as part of the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools during an announcement made by United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, live on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 via the United States Department of Education’s (USDOE) USTREAM channel. Saint Andrew and Saint Patrick were two of only 286 schools nationally, 15 schools statewide and the only Catholic schools in Pennsylvania selected this year. Saint... Read more →

Drug Raid Yields Quantity of Heroin, Three Handguns, & Child Endangerment

Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory September 26, 2013 The Gloucester Township Police Department Special Investigations Unit recently concluded a thorough investigation into the sale of Narcotics in Gloucester Township. This is a continued effort in addressing the national problem of drug abuse, more specifically heroin and prescription pills. Heroin is a highly addictive drug where addiction use has long been associated with crime because many addicted people turn to theft, prostitution, and various other criminal activities to obtain money to buy the drug. The Gloucester Township Police Department has implemented a number of initiatives and programs to combat this 2013... Read more →

SOUND OFF: That Criminal Element is Already Living in Gloucester City! /

I had to smile when I read the Gloucester City News artilce on the front page. "Gloucester City Planning Board nixes bail bond office." Mr. Jeffrey Baron, [office in Voorhees NJ] representing the city business association stated the presence of a bail bonds office would bring a criminal element along with their families into the city. I would like to inform Mr. Baron that the criminal element and their families, live, breath and rent in our fair city. The criminal element and their family visit all the lawyers in Gloucester City. The criminal element and families are at city hall... Read more →

Michael C. Foyle, of Runnemede, Owner of DreamPros Restoration and Construction Co.

(March 2, 1975 - September 24, 2013) Michael C. Foyle, suddenly, on September 24, 2013, of Runnemede, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 38. Beloved son of Dawn Catroppa and her husband Vincent and the late Michael Foyle. Loving fiancé of Danielle Verano. Devoted father of Annabella, Michayla and Michael C. Foyle, Jr. and step-father of Jarred Bennett. Dear brother of Genavieve Foyle, William McGinness (Melissa), Brian McGinness (Flower) and Eva McGinness (Jason Amendolia). Nephew of John and Chris Foyle and many other aunts and uncles. Step-brother of Vince and Lori Catroppa. Also survived by his step-father William McGinness, Sr., many nieces,... Read more →


press release September 26, 2013 PHILADELPHIA PA--The Philadelphia Archdiocese released the following statement today regarding the arrest of Father Robert L. Brennan. Father Robert L. Brennan was removed from active ministry in September 2005 following the Grand Jury report issued by the Philadelphia District Attorney. He has not been permitted to function as a priest anywhere since that time. A canonical process aimed at his laicization is in progress with the Holy See. His current arrest stems from an allegation of sexual abuse involving a minor reported to the Archdiocese in January 2013. The alleged wrongful conduct occurred between 12... Read more →

Obituary: Calogera "Carrie" Ackerle of Mt. Ephraim

(February 20, 1928 - September 25, 2013) Calogera “Carrie” C. Ackerle (nee Santoro), on September 25, 2013 of Mt. Ephraim, formerly of Camden. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late George Ackerle. Devoted mother of George P. Ackerle (Jamie). Loving grandmom of Annabelle and Penelope. Dear sister of Natalina Shuler and the late Gaetano Santoro. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Carrie was the owner of Ackerle’s Pastry Shop on Broadway in Camden for 45 years. There will be visitation Monday morning from 10 to 11:30am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service Monday morning 11:30am. Inurnment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry... Read more →


press release September 25, 2013 Ocean City is known for its support of charitable and humanitarian events. Last year over $30 million was raised by organizations that held events here. These ranged from the Heart Assn. to charities assisting our armed service personnel. This week Ocean City will host three events: The MS Bike Tour, The Walk for the Wounded and The Run for the Fallen: (Sept. 27) The NJ Run for the Fallen honors service members who fought and died in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Relay teams will run from Cape May Light... Read more →


For Immediate Release September 25, 2013 By Archbishop Charles Chaput PHILADELPHIA PA--I had the gift of two unusual blessings last week. The first was a moment to greet Pope Francis in Rome after his Wednesday, September 18, general audience. We had met and served as delegates to the 1997 Special Assembly for America. Sixteen years have passed, but this Pope has a remarkable memory to match his generous spirit. He recalled a friendly conversation we’d had in great detail, and the events of those days that helped shape both of us as young bishops. The second blessing was being away... Read more →

Thousands to Toast the Coast Nationwide Sept. 28

press release September 24, 2013 WILMINGTON, Del. — The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is asking residents of the Delaware Valley to “Toast the Coast” on Sept. 28 in celebration of the 25th annual National Estuaries Day. The local organization is part of a network of 28 National Estuary Programs working to improve and restore the nation’s most important estuaries, which are vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea. “The toast is a way for people all around the country to show their appreciation and support for our rivers and bays, by simply raising a glass,” said Jennifer Adkins,... Read more →

Eleanor J. Patrick, Catholic School Teacher and Music Instructor

(April 9, 1934 - September 24, 2013) Eleanor Patrick (nee Lupinacci), passed away on September 24, 2013 at the age of 79 at home, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife of the late Walter Patrick. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Lupinacci (Pirocchi), sister of Rose Conley (Frank), Lillian Lupinacci and Joseph Lupinacci (Cathy). Dear aunt of Paul (Tonya), Robert (Lisa), and great aunt of Kaitlin, Nicholas, Dominic, Alex, and Zachary. Eleanor dedicated her life as a Catholic school teacher and music instructor. Music, art and a deep religious faith were... Read more →

Fugitive in Franklin NJ auto assault gets more Mexican prison time

press release September 25, 2013 As the result of a Mexican federal prosecutor’s appeal, the prison sentence Juan Luis Bautista (DOB 3/17/81) received in 2011 for causing first-degree vehicular injuries to 21-year-old Christina Applegate in a 2003 Franklin Township NJ drunk driving collision has been increased. Applegate, who was married and living in Franklin Township, has remained in a coma since the collision. She is in the care of her father, who has moved to another state. In a decision reached 1/27/13 by Mexico’s Sixth Circuit Appeals Court, Bautista’s original 6 ½ year term in a Mexican prison was extended... Read more →

Doctor Sentenced For Running Pill Mill And Contributing To A Death

press release September 24, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Norman Werther, 73, of Ft. Washington, PA, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and more than 300 counts stemming from his pill mill operation. A federal jury convicted Werther on June 11, 2013 of 184 counts of illegally distributing oxycodone, 116 counts of money laundering, six counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises. Werther was part of a multi-million dollar drug conspiracy involving illegal prescriptions, phony patients, and multiple drug trafficking organizations. At... Read more →

Harry G. Serad, age 79, of Gloucester City |

Harry G. Serad Age 79. Of Gloucester City On September 23, 2013. Age 79. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 51 years to the late Mildred E. Serad (nee Burnett). Beloved father of Harry J. Serad, Stephen G. Serad and Catherine Grolock. Devoted grandfather of 7. Harry was a 52 year member of Local # 472 / 172 : Heavy and General Laborers Union and was Shop Steward. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Gloucester City. Relatives, friends and union members are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Monday from 6 to 8 pm at Lighthouse... Read more →

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Where is the Outrage!

Last month an American flag with Obama’s image in place of the stars made a comeback when people gathered at the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 civil rights march on D.C. CATEGORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Related articles American flag desecrated with Obama's image makes comeback MLK Event Attendees Wave American Flags - Desecrated With Barack Obama's Face Where Is The Outrage Over 'ObamaNation' Flag? Civil rights photographs of March on Washington; Martin Luther King Jr. Read more →

The Rise of Cities and the Mayors Who Run Them

BY: TOD NEWCOMBE | SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 This fall, two major American cities -- Boston and New York -- will elect new mayors. The pending leadership changes for these different but dynamic cities will be watched closely. Can the next mayors continue the success brought by the long-term administrations of Boston's Tom Menino and New York's Michael Bloomberg? TOD NEWCOMBE Tod Newcombe -- Senior Editor. With more than 20 years of experience covering state and local government, Tod previously was the editor of Public CIO, e.Republic’s award-winning publication for information technology executives in the public sector. RELATED ARTICLES Post-Bloomberg: Will... Read more →

Face of Defense: Brothers Serve in Same Platoon in Afghanistan |

By Army Sgt. Edward Siguenza 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan, Sept. 23, 2013 - These days, the heavy thing draped over Army Sgt. Manolito "Manny" Molinos' shoulders is body armor. His younger brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, carries the same load and attaches a radio to his. Army Sgt. Manolito "Manny" Molinos, left, and his brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, once represented Guam in international weightlifting competitions. Now the Guam National Guard soldiers are serving in Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edward Siguenza (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. But there was a time when the... Read more →

Keeping Prescription Drugs Out Of The Hands Of Teens

Drugs are bad, mmmkay? (Photo credit: cackhanded) Press release September 24, 2013 The Gloucester Township Police Department wants parents to be aware that the abuse of Prescription Drugs is an epidemic throughout the state and many other states. Starting this year, the 4th grade students in Gloucester Township will receive an age appropriate lesson on the dangers of prescription pill abuse as part of our Society Improvement Program also known as “SIP”. This is of course in addition to the many other police-community programs offered by the Gloucester Township Police Department. Below are tips and suggestions that may help you... Read more →

Man Struck By Two Cars on Black Horse Pike After Running In and Out of Traffic |

press release September 25, 2013 GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 8:10 PM, officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the Black Horse Pike (State Highway 168) and Landing Road on a report of a pedestrian motor vehicle crash. Upon their arrival they observed 32 year old Joseph Wilson of Pilesgrove laying on the side of the road. Reports at the scene and follow-up investigation revealed that Wilson was seen running in and out of traffic on the Black Horse Pike, attempting to jump in front of moving cars. Wilson jumped in front of a vehicle... Read more →

Grace Cynthia Page, age 71, of Cherry Hill

On September 17, 2013. (nee Cannizzaro) Age 71. Of Cherry Hill. Devoted mother of Quentin A. Page and Elizabeth Page. Dear Sister of John Cannizzaro. Cherished grandmother of Page Bachrach. At the request of the family, Cremation and Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Grace Cynthia Page . Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →


September 19, 2013 Investigation into $2 million heroin and cocaine ring reveals alleged mules swallowed drug balloons to smuggle narcotics from Dominican Republic HARRISBURG - Sixteen suspected drug dealers were charged today by the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI) following a joint investigation of local, state and federal authorities, into the distribution of cocaine and heroin from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to Pennsylvania. Juan Carlos Alvarez Foster Renn III Jordan Detalente Jordan Scicchitano Jarred Derck Darryl Elliot Harry Reed Joseph Galgocy Kinda Yost Wade Smink Lucas Krankowski Kevin Eltringham Amber Zwolinski Konrad Kehler Robyn Russo Kyle... Read more →

Wallet Theft and Credit Card Fraud

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT /MEDIA RELEASE/SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 An employee of the Target Store on Cross Keys Road in Gloucester Township, who was working the overnight hours, reported that his wallet was stolen from his car between 12 midnight and 4 am on September 13, 2013. The victim also reported that the TD Bank card that was in the same wallet was used to make a $16 purchase at 4:25 am in the Wawa Store in front of the Target Store. GTPD Police obtained surveillance video from the Cross Keys Road Wawa Store which shows a possible suspect removing a... Read more →


RELATED CATEGORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Submitted by Howard "Butch" Shaffer As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost... Read more →

Gale Sayers, Former Hall of Famer sues NFL over brain injuries | FanIQ

Gale Sayers, who played running back and was on special teams as a return specialist for Chicago Bears registered a federal lawsuit against the National Football League. The lawsuit claims the NFL did not caution him about head injuries that are inclusive of concussions he received during his eight year career. He is the youngest inductee for the Hall of Fame and with 22 touchdowns holds the record for most in a rookie season, highest number of touchdowns and return touchdowns in a game. The lawsuit was registered on Friday at a federal court and arrives only three weeks later... Read more →

Baby Raymond E. Cowgill, IV Of Gloucester City

On September 16, 2013. Loving and cherished son of Raymond E. Cowgill, III and Christina Froberg. Loving brother of Kevin Gleason, Nicholas Carbo, Angela Rae and Rayana Cowgill. Cherished paternal grandson of Teresa Severance (Edward) and the late Raymond E. Cowgill, Jr. Cherished maternal grandson of Teresa Froberg and Kenneth Froberg. Beloved nephew of Jenna Cowgill, Tracy Boody, James Harris, Kenny Froberg, Michael Froberg and Joey Gagliardi. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic Funeral Service 7 PM in the... Read more →

Amanda Nicole Davis, age 27 of Gloucester City

Suddenly, on September 21, 2013. Age 27. Of Gloucester City. Cherished daughter of Robert S. Davis and MaryAnn Davis (nee Parker) and her husband Daniel Queen. Loving sister of Kyle R. Davis. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Born on January 22, 1986, Amanda had a passion for music and the voice of an angel and was the #1 Phillies fan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Thursday evening, September 26, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic Funeral Service will begin at... Read more →

Mary E. Atkinson, age 93, of Gloucester City

On September 23, 2013. Age 93. Of Gloucester City. (nee Tesmar) Loving wife of the late Lewis Israel Atkinson. Loving mother of Dorothy M. (Edward) Hlopak, David J. (Marcia) Atkinson, Joanne (David) Howey, the late Lewis R. Atkinson and the late MaryBeth Merryfield. Cherished grandmother of George, Lewis, Dacia, Tanya, Michael, Christina, Rachael, Eddie and David and great grandmother of 18. Dear sister of Joan Jackson (William). Predeceased by her great grandchildren, Gabriel Vito, Jared Howey and Kyle Myers. Mary was a longtime, devoted parishioner of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to... Read more →

In Treating Prostate Cancer, Choices for Patients, Challenges for Clincians, Payers

An abundance of new therapy choices, combinations, and sequences are now available to treat prostate cancer. This offers hope for patients, but also new challenges for both clinicians and insurers. Plainsboro, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2013 -- Not long ago, the range of options for a man diagnosed with prostate cancer was fairly narrow: surgery, radiation, or limited chemotherapy choices. Today, there are so many new therapies on the market, with so many possibilities for drug combinations and sequencing, that the questions for clinicians are complex: It’s not just which therapy or which drug, but for how long and when... Read more →


Recognized by the Healey Education Foundation for Advancement Successes PHILADELPHIA PA--Saint Katherine of Siena School in Philadelphia was awarded a $20,000 grant by the Healy Education Foundation at the Celebration of Achievement event earlier this month. The foundation’s School Advancement Grants for Excellence (SAGE) recognize outstanding work in implementing the foundation’s Catholic School Development Program (CSDP) Methodology to achieve sustainable growth. Saint Katherine of Siena was selected from among 17 schools that submitted proposals on how the award would be used to significantly strengthen advancement efforts. “Its proposal was not only visionary and detailed just as any grant proposal should... Read more →


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52 Reasons Obamacare Can’t Work

Reposted from Obama’s signature law falling apart on multiple fronts By Garth Kant Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, his signature legislation, into law WASHINGTON – Rod Coons and Florence Peace, a healthy couple in Indianapolis, spend only $500 every year on medical care and say their current health plan works well for them – but Obamacare will soon strip them of that contentment, forcing them to pay soaring rates and accept inferior care because their existing plan isn’t “government approved.” And they aren’t alone. Many Americans don’t realize their health plans won’t meet Obamacare standards... Read more →

Congressional Temper Tantrum

TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE Volume XVIII No. 38: September 20, 2013 Parents everywhere know that relenting to a temper tantrum just encourages bad behavior. With the government starting a new fiscal year October 1 and set to reach the debt ceiling shortly thereafter, the theatrics are in full display. Stomping their feet and holding their breath, policymakers are making all kinds of demands. But even if Congress manages to keep the government’s lights on and avoids having America’s checks bounce, we shouldn’t clap. By refusing to make any tough decisions to seriously rein in deficits they’ve put the country on... Read more →