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Bishop to celebrate Blue Mass Sept. 24

Press Release Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan will celebrate the 12th Annual Diocesan Blue Mass on Tuesday, September 24 at10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Agnes Church in Blackwood. Traditionally the Blue Mass honors the dedication and service of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency responders who live and work in the Camden Diocese which includes Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties. Law enforcement officers of all faiths who serve at municipal, county, state, and federal levels, along with their families, are welcome to attend the Mass. For more information, contact Diocese of Camden, Office... Read more →

Michael Vick Event Canceled Due to Threats

Updated Sep 21, 2013 9:42 PM ET Michael Vick has been back in the NFL for four seasons since the dog-fighting scandal that derailed his life and career. Apparently, some people have not forgotten. The Eagles quarterback was supposed to appear at an autograph signing at Buffalo Wild Wings in York, Pa., but it looks like the owner received death threats and was forced to cancel the event. From the CBS 21 website: Joe Bartolo told me this afternoon the signing was postponed after he claims death threats were made against him, his wife Jamie -- the owners of JJ... Read more →

John McCain completely goes off on Los Angeles Dodgers | FanIQ

Well here's a story I did not think I would be writing in my sports blogging career. Arizona senator John McCain issued a spew of angry insults to the Los Angeles Dodgers on his Twitter earlier today. This distinguished senator from Arizona and former Republican presidential nominee called the Dodgers on Twitter as "a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!" (Exclamation point his.) Bet you anything McCain issued the tweet while playing with his iPhone during a Syria hearing. The Battle of the John McCain Twitter Beef was launched at 2 p.m. ET Washington, D.C. time with the John... Read more →

Obamacare is 'incompetent', The Debate Continues

September 21, 2013/ CNN This article, Obamacare is 'incompetent', is syndicated from CNN Video and is posted here with permission. Related articles Myths of the Obamacare Shutdown Soap Opera Obamacare: New law will fix an unfair system As promised, House votes to defund Obamacare Is Obama's incompetance by design? GET 'EM! Obama Slams Republicans Over Obamacare (VIDEO) Read more →

Rutgers Pioneers Dual Doctorate in Pharmacy/Medicine

English: The logo is from the website.Rutgers University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The new PharmD/MD program is believed to be first of its kind Wednesday, September 18, 2013 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A dual-degree program combining a doctorate in pharmacy with a medical degree has been developed by Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. The schools, part of the new Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will launch the new PharmD/MD program within the next year. Health care education professionals believe that this program will be the first of its kind and could become... Read more →

Esther Marie Pye, of Bellmawr, Co-Founder of Pye Electric, Woodbury HS Class of '57 Alumnus

Esther Marie Pye (nee Hansen) age 74, of Bellmawr on Sept. 16, 2013. Mrs. Pye was first and foremost a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was always her priority. She was a graduate of Woodbury High School class of 1957, and enjoyed creating numerous types of crafts and projects with her grandchildren. She had an infectious laugh, and loved her word finds, crossword puzzles, and the card games on her computer. She was an avid bowler and participated in many tournaments all over the country with the Women's International Bowling Congress. Esther was the President of... Read more →

Public Corruption: Courtroom for Sale

Judge Gets Jail Time in Racketeering Case 09/19/13 In a case that exposed widespread corruption in a South Texas county’s judicial system—reaching all the way to the district attorney’s office—a former state judge was recently sentenced to six years in prison for taking bribes and kickbacks in return for favorable rulings from his bench. Abel Limas, 59, a lifelong resident of Brownsville, Texas, served as a police officer and practiced law before becoming a state judge in Cameron County in 2001. He served eight years on the bench, during which time he turned his courtroom into a criminal enterprise to... Read more →

2013 Tips From Former Smokers campaign generates 150,000 calls to quitlines and 2.8 million website visits

Quitline calls spiked dramatically when 2013 ads were running; fell quickly when they were not The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2013 Tips From Former Smokers campaign produced more than 150,000 additional calls to 1-800-QUIT NOW, a number that links callers to their state quitlines, according to a report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The campaign also generated almost 2.8 million additional visitors to the campaign website, The website features information on the campaign, as well as information on how to quit smoking from the National Cancer Institute’s website. These figures represent a 75 percent... Read more →


by Archbishop Charles Chaput PHILADELPHIA PA--Most Americans have immigrant roots. I'm no exception. While my mother's family was Native American (Prairie Band Potowatomi), my father's heritage was French Canadian. Growing up in the 1950s, I was very aware that French-speaking Canada – Quebec – was among the most deeply Catholic regions in the world. For more than 200 years, the Church in Quebec not only preached the Gospel, educated the young and ministered to the poor and infirm, but also sustained French language and culture in the face of Canada's English-speaking Protestant majority. Quebec's “Quiet Revolution” destroyed all that in... Read more →

How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?

by Marshall Allen ProPublica, Sep. 19, 2013, 10:03 a.m It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up to 98,000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals. The number was initially disputed, but is now widely accepted by doctors and hospital officials — and quoted ubiquitously in the media. Nursing Home Inspect Find Nursing Home Problems in Your... Read more →

Schalick High School (27) Gloucester City High School (18) - MaxPreps

September 21, 2013 PITTSGROVE, N.J. - Schalick (Pittsgrove, N.J.) took the final lead of the game on Saturday as Deandre Solomon ran for a touchdown with 5:00 remaining, bringing the team to victory over Gloucester City High School, Gloucester City (N.J.) 27-18. After nabbing the lead on a touchdown run, the Lions went into halftime with a 13-6 lead. The Cougars took the lead to win the game on a touchdown run by Solomon in the fourth quarter. Despite scoring seven points in the third, Schalick still trailed by six points going into the fourth quarter. But 13 points in... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic (6) at Bishop Eustace (14) /

By Star-Ledger on September 21, 2013 6:46 p.m. Mike McConnell ran for one touchdown and passed for another to lead Bishop Eustace to a 14-6 victory over Gloucester Catholic yesterday in Gloucester City. McConnell capped an eight-play, 67-yard drive with a 1-yard run with 1:27 remaining in the second quarter to stake Bishop Eustace to a 7-0 lead. McConnell helped Bishop Eustace increase the margin to 14-0 in the fourth quarter with a 4-yard pass to Vinny Papale. Mike Davis scored on a 2-yard run to get Gloucester Catholic to within 14-6. via Read more →

PA Game Commission lifts requirement for hunters to take harvests to check stations

Pennsylvania Game Commission patch (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PENNSYLVANIA ADJUSTS CWD RULES Hunters harvesting deer in areas of Pennsylvania where chronic wasting disease has been found will need to comply with special rules during the upcoming hunting seasons. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission for the 2013-14 seasons has removed the requirement for successful hunters within a Disease Management Area to take their harvests to a check station where samples can be collected for disease testing. Instead, the Game Commission will use other methods to determine how prevalent the disease might be in areas where it has been found. The changes correspond... Read more →

Michael Martina of Audubon Sentenced to 7 Years for Child Endangering

Michael Martina (DOB 10/15/64), of Audubon, was sentenced today (9/20) to seven years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty 3/4/13 to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, specifically, having improper oral contact with a nine-year-old child at his former Harrison Township residence in 2008. Superior Court judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson also ordered the defendant to pay $3,388 in restitution to the family of the victim and she left the exact payment amount open for 45 days. The victim described the offense to a school official, who informed police. Martina’s guilty plea came just before he was to... Read more →

Atlantic 10 Conference to Move Women’s Basketball Championship to Richmond Coliseum

press release RICHMOND, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Thursday it has entered a three-year partnership with the City of Richmond to bring the A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship to the Richmond Coliseum beginning in 2014. The announcement was made at a joint press conference held at the Richmond Downtown Marriott. “The opportunity to establish a long-term home for our women’s basketball championship and partner with the City of Richmond was one we could not pass up. We selected Richmond because it gives us the ability to build on our record attendance from last year’s championship and provide a true... Read more →

Obituary: Ester Marie Pie, of Bellmawr NJ, age 74

Esther Marie Pye (neé Hansen) age 74, of Bellmawr on Sept. 16, 2013. Esther was first and foremost a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was always her priority. She was a graduate of Woodbury High School class of 1957, and enjoyed creating numerous types of crafts and projects with her grandchildren. She had an infectious laugh, and loved her word finds, crossword puzzles, and the card games on her computer. She was an avid bowler and participated in many tournaments all over the country with the Women’s International Bowling Congress. Esther was the President of the... Read more →

Directed Patrol leads to arrest of suspect for possession of Heroin

PINE HILL NJ--On September 13th, 2013 between the hours of 7:30pm and 11:30pm Pine Hill Police Officers were assigned to a directed patrol in the 200 block of W. Branch Avenue. While on the directed patrol the officers observed a vehicle in the area driving carelessly. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified the driver as Jason Hopkins and the passenger as Ryan Mitchell. During the course of the investigation Ryan Mitchell was taken into custody on an active warrant for his arrest. Search of his person incident to his arrest led to the seizure of a 12 packets... Read more →

Thought for the Day: Top 10 Democratic Party Slogans |

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US House approves spending bill, but shutdown looms | AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) September 20, 2013 4:44:48 PM EDT Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP US House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner and other House Republicans look on during a rally after a vote September 20, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The House of Representativesapproved a stop-gap budget measure Friday that would keep the US government operating into fiscal year 2014 but defund President Barack Obama's health care law. Lawmakers voted along party lines 230-189 in support of the so-called continuing resolution that funds government operations at current levels up to December 15,... Read more →

Alert citizen reports residental burglary in progress leading to the arrest of the suspect

On Friday September 13th, 2013 at 11:53am Pine Hill Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of W. 3rd Avenue for the report of a residential burglary in progress. A concerned citizen in the area reported the crime in progress and provided police dispatch a detailed description of the actor and vehicle involved. Responding Officers observed a vehicle matching the description provided in the area of the incident and initiated a motor vehicle stop. Investigation during the stop led to the arrest of the driver, Sean Petty of Glassboro for Burglary, Theft and possession of Burglar Tools. The suspect had... Read more →

New Jersey Police Perspective: Number of Uninsured New Jerseyans Rose Dramatically

Health Care Reform Will Help Reverse the Trend If there were any remaining doubts about the need for health care reform in New Jersey they should be dispelled by today’s release of the US Census Current Population Survey, which shows a dramatic increase in the uninsured in the state. The number of uninsured below age 65 increased to 1.3 million in 2011-2012, up from 865,000 in 1999-2000. That 45 percent increase is much higher than the national increase of 29 percent, and it caused the uninsurance rate in New Jersey to jump to a staggering 16.8 percent. The ranks of... Read more →

Williamstown Man Arrested for Heroin Possession

Officers of the Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday (9/18) arrested Charles R. Cook (DOB 2/9/70) , of North Main St., Williamstown, during a motor vehicle stop, initially taking him into custody on active warrants and subsequently charging him with heroin possession with intent to distribute. “Heroin has destroyed so many lives and hurt so many families and communities,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton. “As a result of the fine police work of our Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force, we were able to get this dangerous individual off our... Read more →

Randall B. Hampton, Member of Sheet Metal Union Local 19, U.S. Marine Vietnam War Veteran, Gloucester City High School Alumnus

Randall B. Hampton, age 66, of Mullica Hill went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2013. Randall was a skilled and talented craftsman who could build nearly anything. He proudly served the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was a 46 year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 of Philadelphia. Randall earned a Black Belt in Karate, restored his '65 Corvette Stingray, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. A former resident of Gloucester City and Brooklawn, Randall was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. Family Beloved husband of 45 years... Read more →


Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CONTINUE LEGAL, MORAL ANALYSIS OF HHS MANDATE September 17, 2013 Cardinal Dolan reaffirms commitment to oppose mandate, protect conscience Notes Church groups among first to provide health care in the nation Decries three-tiered approach: freedom for churches, less for ministries, nothing for faithful WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops continue to study the legal and moral implications of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate in the Affordable Care Act, and to “develop avenues of response that would both preserve our strong unity and protect our consciences,” Cardinal Timothy... Read more →

My Experience With Opening A Business in Gloucester City |

Editor’s Note: Dawn Watson, the owner of Brother of the Wolf dog training school came to Gloucester City in 2010 because she was told the city was business-friendly. After reading how the city treated Joe Feldman, who wanted to open a bail bond office, but was denied, she felt obligated to tell others about her distressing experience trying to open her business at 700 Market Street. By Dawn Watson GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--This is what happened to me and my late husband Dan immediately before moving to Gloucester City from Voorhees. Dan, my husband, and I went to the farm... Read more →

Fritz Rundstrom, Member of the Bellmawr Senior Citizens, Retired Acme Market Employee

(March 29, 1937 - September 17, 2013) Fritz Rundstrom, on September 17, 2013, of Bellmawr. Age 76. Beloved husband of 57 years of Marlene (nee Koller). Devoted father of Richard and the late Michael, Sharon and Susan. Loving grandfather of Brandon, Marc and Blair. Dear brother of Tommy and William. Also survived by nieces and nephews and special friends Jean and Dave Carr and Charlotte and Jerry Noe, as well as many other friends. Mr. Rundstrom was a member of the Bellmawr Senior Citizens. He retired from Acme Markets in Philadelphia. There will be a viewing from 10am to 12... Read more →

Timothy Polijczuk of Mount Ephraim Pleads Guilty to Haddon Township Hit-and-Run /

press release September 19, 2013 at 4:08pm Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo reported a Mount Ephraim man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a hit and run that took the life of a Blackwood woman. Timothy Polijczuk, M/51, of Mount Ephraim, pleaded guilty Wednesday to Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident. He is expected to be sentenced to six years incarceration in a New Jersey state prison. Polijczuk was driving on a suspended license in a blue Chevrolet truck with a refrigeration box mounted on its bed when he struck 67-year-old Joyce... Read more →

Brooklawn Police Arrest Three Suspects for Allegedly Stealing AC Condensing Coils from Shopping Center Roof |

press release September 19, 2013 Brooklawn Police report on September 17 at approximately 0034 Hrs., an officer observed a suspicious vehicle, which was occupied by three people, leaving the rear of the Brooklawn Shopping Center. The vehicle was observed with air conditioning condensing coils hanging out of the trunk and stacked on the rear seat. The vehicle was stopped in the lot of Budget Inn on Route 130 in Gloucester City. Further investigation revealed that the two passengers in the vehicle, Jennie Paterna and Charles Wackes walked to the rear of the Brooklawn Shopping Center and scaled the rear of... Read more →

Can Andy Reid's former team hand KC their first loss?

[Live Sports Thread and Blog Recap] Greetings, sports fans! A short lineup of baseball tonight, and many have already played, but that's okay. Football returns tonight in many forms. The big story tonight is The Lorax returning to Philly, but with another team. Apparently they'll be retiring Donovan McNabb's jersey at halftime tonight as well - it'll be a night of mixed emotions for Iggles fans, and that's without taking the game into consideration. How do you think that will actually turn out? Best of the Web Recap: Did ya hear? Trent Richardson has been traded to the Colts for... Read more →

Albert Gutleber, of Williamstown Formerly of Runnemede, age 93

(December 15, 1919 - September 18, 2013) Albert Gutleber, on September 18, 2013, of Williamstown, formerly of Runnemede. Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Krivda). Devoted father of Jean Gutleber, James Gutleber (Linda), Gerald Gutleber, and John Gutleber (Loretta). Loving grandfather of six and great grandfather of two. Dear brother of the late Anna, Charles, and Elsie. Brother-in-law of Henrietta Mayer (Bob). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Albert proudly served with the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Campaign aboard the USS Enterprise. There will be a viewing 9am to 10am Monday... Read more →


Maryland Transportation Authority (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Motorists Advised to Travel Off-Peak, Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, Md., motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 22. The MDTA [Maryland Transportation Authority]will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, implement two-way operations (when one lane of eastbound traffic travels on the westbound span) on the westbound span to help alleviate potential eastbound delays. For motorists' safety, two-way will NOT be implemented in inclement weather. The MDTA encourages motorists to travel off-peak. The best times to... Read more →

Moriarty’s ‘New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act’ Signed into Law

Lawmaker Hails Benefits New Law will Bring to Gloucester & Camden Counties (4th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden) released the following statement Wednesday after the governor signed the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 (A-3680) that Moriarty sponsored: “This is an outstanding day for New Jersey and our ongoing effort to create jobs and spark economic growth. We’ve been working on this bill for a long time and it’s great to see if finally become law. This is a sweeping revamp of the state’s economic development incentives, and I look forward to the jobs it will create,... Read more →

Gloucester City Zoning/Planning Board Stops Bail Bond Business from Opening on North Broadway

BY BILL CLEARY CNBNEWS.NET GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--The Gloucester City Zoning/Planning Board voted against the opening of a bail bond business on Wednesday night by a vote of 4-2. Joe Feldman, owner of Boardwalk Bail Bonds had applied to the city housing code official in July and was given a green light to proceed with his plans to open an office at 112 N. Broadway, Once given the okay Feldman started to fix up the rental office. He erected a sign out in front of the property which had been vacant for the past two years. But that opening was put... Read more →

Margaret Dunkirk, Founder of Gloucester City Pool League, Past Pres. of Woodbury Kiss Club

Margaret Ellen Dunkirk, age 63, of Gloucester City died on September 14, 2013. She is the beloved mother of James W. Smith (Melissa), Edward C. Grabowski and Nicholas J. Vitagliano, dear sister of John Dunkirk (Ruth), Robert Dunkirk, Henry Sturmfels, Walter Sturmfels and Mary Sturmfels and loving grandmother of Dillon J. Smith, Leira Rae Smith and Teagan ElvereGrabowski. Margaret was a friend of Bill W’s, founder of the Gloucester City Pool League and former President of the Kiss Club in Woodbury. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME,... Read more →

OBITUARY: Marie C. Walters, of Gloucester City, age 66 /

Surrounded by her loving family, on September 17, 2013. (nee Daley) Age 66. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 48 years to David H. Walters. Loving mother of David H. Jr., Denise M. Kudelsky, Michael E. (Tracy), Ryan A. (Amy), Eric T. (Stephanie), Nicholas J. (Sabrina), Anthony T. (Kimberly). Predeceased by her sons Robert R. Walters and Adam J. Walters. Dear sister of James Daley (Pat), Michael Daley (Frances), Joan Reagan (Ed), Donna Williams (Bob), Bob “Snap” Yourison (Jo Ann) and the late Edward Daley (surviving Eileen). Cherished grandmother of 21. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Media Pushing Church to Change

September 17, 2013 Bill Donohue comments on the way the media are trying to push for reforms in the Catholic Church: The internal affairs of any religion should be the business of its congregants, yet when it comes to the Catholic Church, the media offer a dispensation. Recent comments by the Vatican's secretary of state, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who simply restated the Church teaching on celibacy, have ignited the passions of the media. Last week, NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, and ABC "World News Tonight" anchor Diane Sawyer, both questioned whether the Church is going to drop its celibacy... Read more →

The Search For Emotionally Disturbed Missing Person

Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory September 16, 2013 At approximately 9:26 am, the Gloucester Township Police received a call from a woman who reported that her 24 year old son was damaging their residence and was threatening to kill himself. The initial reports indicated that the subject may have been armed with a dangerous weapon. Responding officers found the woman outside of the residence upon arrival, and quickly secured her safety. The initial investigation revealed that the subject may have been barricaded inside of the residence. The Gloucester Township Police Special Response Team (SWAT) and Crisis Negotiations Team were called... Read more →

46 parishes in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties will begin Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative /

press release September 16, 2013 ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES CONTINUATION OF PARISH AREA PASTORAL PLANNING INITIATIVE PHILADELPHIA PA--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today the continuation of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative among 46 parishes in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. This process is designed to allow groups of parishes known as Pastoral Planning Areas (PPAs) within the same geographic area to undertake a program of self-study. It is led by the pastors in conjunction with parish leadership, parishioners, and the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee. The need for this process was outlined in a pastoral letter from the Fall... Read more →

CONSUMER NEWS: Sleep Better, Look Better? New Research Says Yes /

First scientific look at how sleep apnea treatment affects appearance -- alertness, youthfulness & attractiveness -- may help patients stick with care Released: 9/11/2013 9:00 AM EDT Embargo expired: 9/13/2013 3:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: University of Michigan Health System more news from this source Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Getting treatment for a common sleep problem may do more than help you sleep better – it may help you look better over the long term, too, according to a new research study from the University of Michigan Health System and Michigan Technological University. The findings aren’t just about... Read more →

Trying To Open A New Business In Gloucester City Can Be Difficult Sometimes /

photo credit/ By Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Sometimes you shake your head and wonder why there are so many empty store fronts in Gloucester City. A great community like “The Holy City”, located on the bank of the Delaware River, with great residents, should have a bustling business district. But, dig a little deeper and you will find some disturbing circumstances that will point to maybe one reason why businesses are not settling here. For example, Joe Feldman, owner of Boardwalk Bail Bonds, applied for a certificate of occupancy with the city housing office in July to open his... Read more →

Philadelphia: Sovereign Bank Robbery, Authorities Need Your Help /

RELATED: WOODLYNNE SOVEREIGN BANK ROBBED press release September 17, 2013 PHILADELPHIA PA--The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Sovereign Bank branch located at 5601 North Broad Street in the Olney section of the city. At approximately 10:08 a.m., the subject entered the bank and handed a teller a demand note. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled on foot and was last seen heading east on Olney Avenue. The subject is described as a black male in his mid-... Read more →

*Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Wawa fires next shot in Bellmawr Hoagie Wars

Mark Matthews CNBnews.Net A very short post... noticed this morning that the Bellmawr Wawa next to the Brooklawn Shop-rite is rolling out the "In store fresh baked rolls" this week. An employee said they start tomorrow, Wed 9/18/2013. I put this out there, because just this week I posted about the Hoagie/Pizza wars in the Bellmawr area, identifying many/all of the options for casual food in the area and this seemed a worthy addition. The Wawa fresh baked rolls program was announced at the start of the year, and at the time the new CEO (from Vineland!) announced they would... Read more →

Elizabeth Rondeau, of Egg Harbor Township, formerly of Gloucester City

(September 25, 1939 - September 15, 2013) Elizabeth Rondeau (nee Marsden), passed peacefully with her family surrounding her on September 15, 2013, of Egg Harbor Township, formerly of Gloucester City. Age 73. Beloved wife of Loren Rondeau, Sr. Devoted mother of Loren, Jr., (Charlene), Steven (Denise) and Vickie Lepor (Joseph). Loving grandmother of Loren, III, Felice, Deborah, Michael, Sarah, Daniel and great grandmother of Codey. Dear sister of Pete, Bernice, Blanche, Isabella, Olive, Marion and the late James and Katherine. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 9 to... Read more →

Coming Tuesday: Trying To Open A New Business In Gloucester City Can Be Difficult Sometimes

photo credit/ By Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Sometimes you shake your head and wonder why there are so many empty store fronts in Gloucester City. A great community like “The Holy City”, located on the bank of the Delaware River, with great residents, should have a bustling business district. But, dig a little deeper and you will find some disturbing circumstances that will point to maybe one reason why businesses are not settling here. For example, Joe Feldman, owner of Boardwalk Bail Bonds, applied for a certificate of occupancy with the city housing office in July to open his... Read more →

Friday The 13th Proven Unlucky For Would Be Burglar

Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory September 16, 2013 On September 13, 2013 at approximately 1:02 PM, officers from the Gloucester Township Police responded to a house on the unit block of Tall Oaks Drive on a report of a male attempting to gain entry to a home. The would be burglar was scared off by the resident, who was home at the time, and fled on foot across Little Gloucester Rd. toward Coles Rd. Responding officers flooded the surrounding area and located the suspect fleeing along Coles Rd. near the Route 42 overpass. The subject, identified as 29 year old... Read more →

NRA-ILA | Total Recall: Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Historic Vote

When legislators disregard the voice and will of the people who vote them into office, the people should rightly vote those legislators out of office. On Tuesday, a historic grassroots effort by voters in Colorado resulted in just that--the recall of Colorado Senate President John Morse (D) and Senator Angela Giron (D). This week's action represents the first recall of legislators in Colorado history. Tuesday's vote sent a clear and unmistakable message to elected officials that their primary job is to listen to the people and defend their rights and freedoms, and that they are accountable to their constituents--not the... Read more →

Why Jersey *Shouldn’t* Rebuild the Shore After Sandy | The Philly Post

Today in contrarianism: The Atlantic Cities has a post up by Columbia researcher Klaus Jacob arguing that trying to rebuild the Jersey Shore is a terrible idea. Trying to construct wildly expensive storm-resilient or storm-accommodating shorelines, as New York and New Jersey are trying to do, requires funding both states probably don’t have. Same goes for regular folks. For individual homeowners, the options are bleak. The cost to accommodate, to raise a structure—if that’s even technically possible—normally far exceeds insurance claims. But to not raise it or otherwise adapt means increasing insurance premiums by factors of five or more, making... Read more →

Obituary: Kaitlyn K. Lutz, of Runnemede, Age 16

Kaitlyn Katherine Lutz, on September 14, 2013, of Runnemede. Age 16. Loving daughter of Nicole Gibelyou and father Sean Ludwick. Devoted granddaughter of Paul “Pop” and Dolly “Mom Mom” Gibelyou and also grandmother Shirley Ludwick. Beloved sister of Ryder and Skyler. Dear niece to Dolly Ann Meyers and cousin of Amanda and Matthew. Kaitlyn attended Triton High School. Katie enjoyed playing with her brother and sister, hanging out, and listening to music with her friends. She had a loving smile and personality. There will be a funeral service 12 noon Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 E. Clements Bridge Road,... Read more →

AMAC: Syria and Russia ‘Tweaked’ President Obama’s Nose /

Posted 09/13/2013 | Press Releases ‘President Obama made a speech, President Putin said ‘gotcha’ and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad simply smirked’ - WASHINGTON, DC, Sept 13 – Syria, with the help of our former Soviet foes, “tweaked” President Obama’s nose this week, adding insult to injury, Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, concluded. “The plan, offered by Russia’s President Putin, for an international lockdown of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons may have temporarily postponed a new showdown in the Middle East, to the relief of most Americans. But it embarrassed the nation because it was exactly... Read more →

Syria: Excuse 535 To Not Cut the Deficit

September 13, 2013 Taxpayers for Common Sense--Possible action in Syria has become the most recent excuse du jour for Pentagon boosters intent on abandoning deficit reduction that Congress and the Administration agreed to in 2011. There are smart and sensible ways to achieve the $1.2 trillion of savings mandated by the Budget Control Act. Conveniently saying “just kidding” about deficit reduction would accomplish little other than reaffirming to our creditors and the American taxpayer that Washington is not serious about the debt. And any decision to intervene in Syria should be made on the merits of that alone, not through... Read more →