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The Pen vs. The Gloucester City Democrat Party Machine | PART ONE : When It Began

INTRODUCTION image credit/ “A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit. So, don’t be afraid to take a stand .” ― Ankita Singha GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY- - Leaders of the Gloucester City Democrat Party Machine (GCDPM), and their minions, have always wanted to control the information that you the public were receiving from the media. The GCDPM also takes issue with anyone who has an opposing view. This two-part series is about my off and on clash with the GCDPM over this Freedom of... Read more →


PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 6, 1986 Gloucester City News By William E. Cleary Sr. Publisher and Editor Now that the November 4th election is over there is a need to correct certain accusations that were made by the Gloucester City Democrat Club against this newspaper and its owners. The political propaganda that was distributed throughout the city by the local Democrat Club in October, and again last weekend, claimed upon other things that the Gloucester City News is biased in its reporting because of a personal relationship with Mayor Robert Bevan. If we were biased, this response to that accusation and others... Read more →


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – As New Jersey’s policymakers consider establishing a minimum standard for paid sick days, the Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has released an issue brief on the subject that finds an overwhelming majority (83 percent) of state residents of all political affiliations support paid sick day policies. While there is a great deal of public support, results reported in, It’s Catching: Public Opinion toward Paid Sick Days in New Jersey, document a persistent need: 37 percent of state residents currently lack access to paid sick days, particularly Hispanic... Read more →


By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog A blowout win by Gov. Chris Christie in next week’s election might be great for his presidential ambitions in 2016. AP file photo ANY COATTAILS: Does New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have enough swing to pull in Republican majorities in the state House and Senate? Yet it probably won’t help his fellow Republicans win majorities in the New Jersey Legislature. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that 50 percent of voters want Democrats to keep control of the Statehouse. Just 38 percent would prefer the GOP to take over in Trenton. In contrast, Christie has... Read more →

Sweeney made $227,443 in 2012 (Ironworkers Local 399) & $65,333 as Senate Pres.t

Dr. Murray Sabin writes: Can Senate President Steve Sweeney collect payments from a labor union for “political activities and lobbying”, while a member of the Legislature? It would appear to me to be an existential conflict of interest. Here is a synopsis of the situation. As Senate President, Steve Sweeney is paid $49,000 per year, plus an “allowance equal to 1/3 his compensation” ($16,333) for a total of $65,333. Steve Sweeney is also an official with the Iron Workers union. As a general organizer paid through the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, AFL-CIO, Sweeney... Read more →


From time to time we try to capture the events around our township to share with the community. Halloween we stopped by Runnemede's Halloween Event and figured we make a nice memorable highlight . Enjoy. Rob/CINESTYLE MEDIA GROUP Related articles Saint Teresa Regional School: "Principal for a Day" | cnbnews Runnemede: St. Teresa Regional School News Saint Teresa Regional School Story Hour | cnbnews St. Teresa Regional School Weekly Pre-School Story Hour Sergeant Returns from Afghanistan and Surprises His Son at School St. Teresa Regional School Students Celebrate Back to School with Annual Opening Ceremony Saint Teresa Regional School Students... Read more →


THE MEANING OF SAINTHOOD: TO BE FULLY ALIVE IN JESUS CHRIST PHILADELPHIA PA--Some years ago a friend told me that she secretly thought of the saints as boring. They smile at us sweetly from holy cards. Their lives can seem implausible compared to people more famous for their vices. And who would really want to be a saint, anyway? As Billy Joel once said, “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun.” But when we come to understand holiness rightly, we see that it's anything but boring. Sanctity isn’t a matter... Read more →

Short-Term Plans Can Skirt Health Law Requirements

By Michelle Andrews OCT 28, 2013 What a difference a day makes. Consumers who buy a health insurance policy good for only 364 days might save hundreds of dollars in premiums, but they could also find themselves without important benefits and charged a penalty for not having insurance next year. Under the health care law, in January most issuers have to start accepting all applicants regardless of their medical conditions and offer plans with comprehensive benefits that limit out-of-pocket costs. But short-term medical plans, defined as policies with terms lasting less than 12 months, can sidestep all the law’s new... Read more →


Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and eight Chicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fall season begins Nov. 2 in most parts of state, season lengths vary by WMU. Turkey hunters preparing to head afield during Pennsylvania’s annual fall season are urged to review the opening and closing dates that apply within the Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) they hunt. The fall season has been lengthened by a week in some WMUs, and shortened by a week in others. Additionally, a WMU might have a later opening date, a weeklong or shorter season, or could be closed to fall turkey hunting altogether. “Different sets of... Read more →

SPORTSMEN'S RALLY Sunday, November 3

NJOA PRESS RELEASE "Attending the sportsmen's rally may well be the single thing sportsmen and sportswomen can do to secure the future of fishing, hunting, trapping, and natural resource conservation for generations to come." Anthony Mauro, Chairman, NJOA We've witnessed it for stretches that last decades, people in political power that do not understand outdoors issues and who write laws and policies that erode our basic freedoms to fish, hunt, trap, and access the great outdoors. In fact, in 2007, there was actually a bill that would have banned freshwater fishing and hunting in New Jersey. Sportsmen and sportswomen now... Read more →

Gloucester City PD Crime Report October 21st through October 28th

CRIME REPORT October 21st. – October 28th. 10/21/13 (3:25 pm) A resident of the 1100 block of Market Street reported sometime during the day, unknown person(s) entered her residence through an unlocked first floor window and stole a lap top computer and jewelry. 10/22/13 (10:09 am) A vacant residence in the 100 block of S. Burlington Street was found to have been burglarized and copper piping was stolen from the basement. 10/22/13 (1:39 pm) Officers responded to Gloucester City High School for a report of a bomb threat called into the school. The school was evacuated, searched and the threat... Read more →

Paulsboro teacher in luring, misconduct trial

Press release October 30, 2013 Suspended Paulsboro High School biology teacher Michael Furey (DOB 12/2/63), of West Deptford NJ was found guilty today (10/29) of official misconduct and luring, specifically by pretending to be a boy on the Myspace social networking service in an effort to have a sexual encounter with one of his students. In Furey’s non-jury trial, the student testified she thought the messages she was receiving in 2010, some of them very sexual in nature, were coming from someone her own age. “Nobody could contact me unless they were under the age of 18,” she specified in... Read more →


Katz rejects buyout offer, open to outside management of Inquirer 'Lion and Leopard' charts 19th century artistic clash centered at PAFA Audio timeline of NBC10 coverage Dave Davies [email protected] The battle over the future of the Philadelphia Inquirer has taken an interesting turn, with co- owner George Norcross and his allies publicly offering to buy out adversaries Lewis Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest for $29 million. Katz summarily rejected the notion in a brief telephone interview, but indicated he'd be open to an idea proposed by the Newspaper Guild that the warring sides bring in an "impartial industry expert" to... Read more →


press release October 29, 2013 Groups combine to pledge $3,800 for information leading to conviction in Elk County. A reward is being offered in relation to a bull elk that was shot illegally earlier this month. The 5- by 5-point bull was found injured and hiding in a patch of goldenrod soon after daylight on Oct. 15, near Benezette, Pa. in Elk County. The elk is believed to have been shot at about 3 a.m., when residents of Winslow Hill, near Benezette, heard several shots. The elk apparently was shot while in the front yard of a nearby residence, and... Read more →

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding, Recovery Effort Continues

By David Vergun Army News Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 - Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 29, 2012. Soldiers with the 28th Military Police Company, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, prepare to depart from Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Nov. 4, 2012, to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the New York City area. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ted Nichols (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. The storm carved a swath of destruction from Florida to Maine and its fury was felt as far inland as the Appalachian Mountains, and as far west as Michigan and... Read more →

NJDOT to reconfigure a section of Route 168 in Mount Ephraim and Haddon Heights

(Trenton) – NJDOT today announced plans to implement a permanent new striping pattern along Route 168 from north of Interstate 295 (milepost 7.5) to Merchant Street (milepost 8.6) which is designed to improve safety and mobility for all users of the road while relieving vehicular congestion in Mount Ephraim and Haddon Heights, Camden County. NJDOT’s maintenance contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to begin temporary striping activities On Wednesday night, October 30. The new striping plan will retrofit the highway and reduce the number of travel lanes from four (two in each direction) to two travel lanes (one in each... Read more →

All The News That's Not Fit To Print

By John Reynolds/Diary of a Madman I emailed this to the editors of a few of our local newspapers that come out with a print editions a couple of weeks ago to try and prod them into taking a critical look at our local candidates in order to help the electorate make a more informed decision at the polls, and not get bamboozled by the deceptive marketing tactics used by the well financed incumbents bombarding our mailboxes with campaign ads. I had time to kill and Googled (insert your favorite town) and the names of various newspaper URLs that cover... Read more →

What would you do? Mom takes bullying into her own hands

Cherie Darby/ Community Manager October 29, 2013 at 11:32:48 AM EDT A Toms River mom, received two years probation for boarding a school bus and striking students who allegedly bullied her daughter. Rebecca Sardoni, the 29-year-old mom pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal trespass, harassment and simple assault last month. Sardoni decided to take things into her own hands, saying school officials weren't doing enough to protect her daughter, who is in the fourth grade atEast Dover Elementary School. According to students who were on the bus, Mrs. Sardoni boarded the bus with her 51-year-old mother, Stephanie. The... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA PA: High-priced talent gathers for court battle over Marimow firing

A BLOG BY DAVE DAVIES NEWSWORKS OCTOBER 22, 2013 Strange days. I'm sitting in a city hall courtroom to witness the official gathering of combatants in the crossfire lawsuits over the sudden firing two weeks ago of Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow. It's a dispute that could leave the paper in leadership limbo for months, years maybe, while its bitterly feuding owners litigate their differences. How crazy is it? Sitting there waiting for things to begin, I decide to do a rough estimate of the legal costs of the proceeding. I figure conservatively, the meter was running at $100 per... Read more →

TCNJ football alums featured tonight on NFL Network

press release October 29, 2013 Ewing, NJ… Three football alums from The College of New Jersey will be featured this evening on the ‘NFL Network’ with regard to their experiences of Hurricane Sandy and how football has played a role in community recovery. At 10:30 p.m. tonight, “NFL Films Presents” is airing a program that includes interviews with former Lions’ football players Julian (Jay) Price ’93, Jeff Bower ’07, ’10, and Steve Bower ’10. The special reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one year after it struck the New Jersey Shore. The 30-minute show speaks of the resolve of... Read more →

Latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report Released

10/28/13 A Florida detective was shot and killed while investigating a residence believed to house a meth lab. An Arizona deputy sheriff lost his life responding to a burglary alarm at a business. A Washington state park ranger was shot and killed after she attempted to conduct a traffic stop. These three law enforcement officers were among the 48 officers around the nation who died in 2012 as a result of felonious incidents in the line of duty, according to the FBI’s latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) report. All 48 officers would have undoubtedly considered their actions... Read more →

Ed Selb for Gloucester County Freeholder Board

press release October 29,2013 Ed Selb, who is running as a Republican for the Gloucester County Freeholder Board, released the following statement today explaining his qualifications for the position, along with a list of reasons on why he wants to serve on the Board. A statement from Margie Love, his running mate, will appear Wednesday on CNBNews. I am Ed Selb and my wife and I grew up in Gloucester County. We have lived, worked and raised our family here all our life. I graduated from Delsea Regional High School, graduated from Gloucester County College and started a family. I... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Bill Maher’s Bigoted Bash Fest

October 28, 2013 Bill Donohue comments on last Friday's edition of "Real Time with Bill Maher," the HBO show: Bill Maher's latest show was a bigoted bash fest featuring Valerie Plame and Michael Moore, and, of course, himself. Al Sharpton was also one of the panelists, but he didn't say anything untoward (regrettably, the Reverend also didn't say anything to challenge the religion bashers). More surprisingly, Britain's star atheist, Richard Dawkins, behaved himself. Maher began by observing that Pope Francis had fired the German "bishop of bling" because he was "getting the altar boys drunk on Cristal." That no bishop... Read more →

IRS Legislation Doomed as the Obamacare Website Fails Consumers | AMAC

by Gene Barrett /source AMAC In the wake of embarrassing revelations around the failure of the Obamacare website, rises the most important question for all of us. Should the government be in the business of building and running programs that have functioned successfully for years under private sector management? The current administration made promises that it had brought in the best of the best in technology development, yet these glitches remain a major barrier to the success of its program. The President assures the nation that the nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are still intact, but practically... Read more →

Seniors Going Back To Work to Salvage Their Retirement Nest Eggs

| AMAC Authors, Press Release WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 25 – Seniors who went back to work after retirement used to do it to keep busy, but the Obama Recession and the uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act have made it an economic necessity for more and more older Americans, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “Two recent Gallup surveys show that there are more post-retirement job seekers out there than ever before, mainly because they’ve lost confidence in the economy. The historically destructive recession that started as the president took office and his inability... Read more →

Law Enforcement Arrest Three Suspects for Burglaries in Pine Hill and Surrounding Towns

press release October 28, 2013 During the months of September and October of 2013, the Borough of Pine Hill experienced an increase in residential burglaries, all with similar characteristics. During the weeks of October 13th and October 20th the Pine Hill Detective and Patrol Bureaus conducted surveillance on three possible suspects, who were initially identified through reviewing area business surveillance cameras. During the week of October 20th a joint investigation and surveillance was conducted by Detectives from Pine Hill, Berlin Borough and Stratford. On October 24th, 2013 during the surveillance, the suspects were observed in the immediate area of a... Read more →

Gloucester Mustangs Host Maple Shade on Halloween Weekend

source press release Jacob Zearfoss, who scored 4 TDs for the 80s delivers a big hit vs. Maple Shade. The 130s lineup on the turf to kickoff against the Robbinsville Ravens Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si made an appearance at the Mustangs Halloween Party. 60s Coach Tim Simons was the man under the beard. On October 26th-27th, the Gloucester Mustangs hosted the Maple Shade Tigers at the 60, 80, and 95 pound levels. The 60s entered a battle of the unbeatens vs. the Tigers. The game was everything it was built up to be and some. Maple Shade came right out... Read more →

Pine Hill Police Departments Operation Take Back a Success

Pine Hill Police Department press release/October 28, 2013 Residents from Pine Hill and many surrounding communities participated in the October 26th, 2013 DEA Operation Take Back at the Pine Hill Police Administration Building. Over 103lbs of unused, unwanted, and/or expired medication was turned in, preventing the medication from being misused or falling into the hands of juveniles or individuals seeking their illicit use. PERMANENT TAKE BACK LOCATION! The Pine Hill Police Department in conjunction with the Pine Hill Municipal Alliance has established a PERMANENT TAKE BACK LOCATION! Residents can legally dispose of un-wanted, unused, or expired medicine MONDAY – FRIDAY... Read more →

ObamaCare Problems Include Higher Premiums, Canceled Coverage, Weaker Economy

Republican Speaker Boehner press release In this week’s Speaker Alert, Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) delivers the Weekly Republican Address and previews an upcoming hearing with Secretary Sebelius on the ObamaCare train wreck. There’s also a sneak peek of Wednesday’s ceremony honoring Winston Churchill, a look at the latest bipartisan jobs bill to pass the House, and more. Fairness for all: “The broken website has captured the nation’s attention,” says Chairman Upton in the Weekly GOP Address, “but this is more than a website problem.” Watch here and read more here. Tuesday, 10/29: The House Ways... Read more →

Investigation of 1975 Deptford Homicide Continues; $10,000 Reward Offered

Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office press release October 28, 2013 WOODBURY NJ--Gone is the Almonesson Road home in Deptford where 17-year-old Patrick O’Neill was fatally shot when he walked in on what was probably a burglary on Oct. 30, 1975. The farmhouse the O’Neill family called home, that became a crime scene, was demolished years ago. What remains is the Deptford High School boy’s grave in New St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bellmawr NJ and the continued determination of his three brothers and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office to learn who killed Patrick in his house that afternoon. The murder is one... Read more →

Rare Childhood Disease May Hold Clues to Treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Rutgers scientists investigate excess protein production in brain cells Sunday, October 27, 2013 By Robin Lally Scientists at Rutgers University studying the cause of a rare childhood disease that leaves children unable to walk by adolescence say new findings may provide clues to understanding more common neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and developing better tools to treat them. Courtesy of A-T Children's Project Andrew, 14, who has A-T disease with his brother, Brendan, 12, who did not inherit the rare childhood neurodegenerative disorder. In today’s online edition of Nature Neuroscience, professors Karl Herrup, Ronald Hart and Jiali Li in... Read more →

Three Steps to Safeguard Your Home: Part 2 of 5

source Gloucester Township Police Department/October 28, 2013 Make sure the teens in your life don't have access to your medicine. Find out how to monitor, secure and properly dispose of unused and expired prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine in your home. STEP 1: MONITOR How aware are you of the quantities that are currently in your home? Start by taking note of how many pills are in each of your prescription bottles or pill packets and keep track of your refills. If your teen has been prescribed a medicine, be sure you control the medicine, and monitor dosages... Read more →

The Borough of Pine Hill will be “Trick-or-Treating” 3:00PM-8:00PM on THURSDAY

press release October 27, 2013 The Pine Hill Police Department encourages safety and supervision during the annual Trick-or-Treat season. Below are a few safety rules for parents to help ensure a safe and fun Halloween. PARENTS • Know your treaters’ route Trick or Treat (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) • Make sure your child is carrying a flashlight • Be sure all costumes, shoes and treat bags are safe • Consider reflective or glow in the dark tape on your child’s costume • Remind your children not eat their treats until you have inspected them • Stay on sidewalks, if... Read more →

The Pen vs. The Gloucester City Democrat Party Machine: INTRODUCTION |

“Quite frankly, having an uninformed populace works extremely well, particularly when you have a media that doesn't understand its responsibility and feels more like it's an arm of a political party. They can really take advantage of an uninformed populace.” ~Benjamin Carson INTRODUCTION By William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY- - Leaders of the Gloucester City Democrat Party Machine (GCDPM), and their minions, have always wanted to control the information that you the public were receiving from the media. The GCDPM also takes issue with anyone who had an opposing point of view. This three-part series is... Read more →

Ageless Hopkins dominates Murat | AFP

Atlantic City (United States) (AFP) October 27, 2013 at 2:16:35 AM EDT Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Bernard Hopkins throws a left at Karo Murat during their light heavyweight fight in Boardwalk Hall Arena on October 26, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which Hopkins won by unanimous decision Bernard Hopkins, already the oldest fighter to win a major world title, retained his International Boxing Federation light heavyweight belt with a unanimous decision over Karo Murat on Saturday. Murat, a German of Armenian descent, was the more active fighter early on, but the 48-year-old Hopkins showed he was willing and able to... Read more →

Emily M. Gilch, of Medford, formerly of Runnemede NEW JERSEY, age 99

(June 28, 1914 - October 26, 2013) Emily M. Gilch (nee Harris) on October 26, 2013, of Medford, formerly of Runnemede. Age 99. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Gilch Jr. Devoted mother of Kathryn “Betty” Kalis (John), Candice Ivins and the late Ernest G. Gilch. Loving Nana of Allen Gilch, Barton Kalis and Howard Kalis and Kathy Clements. Great Grandmother of Mark Gilch (Naomi), Eric Gilch and Sierra Rose Kalis. Great Great Grandmother of Truly Gilch. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. For many years Emily along with her husband were the owners of E & E... Read more →

Music, Bright Colors Mark Mass in the African Traditions

BELLMAWR NJ--The eighth annual Catholic Mass in the African Traditions was celebrated Oct. 19, at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, in Bellmawr. Parts of the Mass were read by representatives of South Africa, Cameroon, Zambia, Cote D'voire, Haiti, Ghana, and the United States in native dialects. Music was provided by the Akwaaba Prayer Group, Iwene Tansi Philadelphia and New Jersey Igbo choirs, and the Diocesan Gospel Choir. James Andrews, director of Black Catholic Ministries for the Diocese of Camden, called the day a "celebration, to recognize different cultures, in a festive atmosphere." "The various colors... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: In every age the Church has the task of learning from and respecting the past without being captured by it. As the world changes, so do the pastoral needs of the Catholic community. In a city as rich in Catholic history as Philadelphia, we need to treasure the saints and achievements of previous generations. But real faith is more than nostalgia. We need to look ahead. We need to carry the legacy of the Church in Philadelphia forward by thinking and building creatively for the future today. How do we do that? Renewing the Church takes... Read more →

Which are N.J.'s 10 most dangerous small towns?

Jeff Goldman/The Star-Ledger October 25, 2013 at 9:31:00 AM EDT Seven of the 10 most dangerous small towns in the Garden State are in South Jersey, according to a report on several local Patch sites. Salem, a city of slightly more than 5,000 people in Salem County, topped the list. While there were no homicides there in 2011, police recorded three rapes, 22 robberies and 39 aggravated assaults. Lindenwold, Camden County was second while Pemberton Borough in Burlington finished third on Patch's list. Patch compiled the list by examining the violent crime rates of New Jerseymunicipalities with fewer than 20,000... Read more →

Vietnam War Veteran Visits Bellmawr Library and Talks of Experience

Through the eyes of a vet Vietnam War veteran Carl Maurer shows money and other documents issued to soldiers during the war at the Bellmawr branch library, Oct. 16, 2013. (Camden County Library Photo/Janine Logan)] VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 25, 2013 – Local Vietnam War veteran Carl Maurer visited the Anthony P. Infanti Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library System, Wednesday, Oct. 16. The former army artilleryman shared his experiences of the war and the country through pictures and artifacts he brought for the audience of teens and adults. ### Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to... Read more →

UFC Fight Night 30: Machida versus Munoz Betting Preview

Saturday, October 26, 2013 It’s that time again. The UFC back with another free fight card on Fox Sports 1, following last week’s epic pay-per-view that saw Cain Velasquez retain his heavyweight title in a brutal and efficient fashion. Saturday’s free fight card will be headlined by an interest, but predictable bout between Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida and Mark Munoz. Machida is a big favorite over Munoz at -360, and has faced bigger and stronger wrestlers at light heavyweight and should be able to easily dispatch the 185 pounder with out much of an issue. This matchup will be Machida’s... Read more →

Marcelin Scores 2 TD's, Runs for 173 yards in 20-9 win over William Paterson

press release October 26, 2013 WAYNE, NJ – Rowan University running back Withler Marcelin scored two touchdowns and ran for a career-high 173 yards in a 20-9 win over William Paterson University on Saturday afternoon. The Profs are now 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). The Pioneers have an overall mark of 3-5 and they are 1-4 in NJAC play. Marcelin (so. Ocean Twp., NJ/Ocean Twp) ran the ball 33 times which is also a career-mark. In his first start, quarterback Bill McCarty (so. Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) was 6 of 13 for 58 yards. Running back... Read more →

FBI — Harrisburg Man Charged Federally for Attempting to Arrange Son’s Escape from Prison

OCTOBER 24, 2013 PRESS RELEASE The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Harrisburg returned an indictment today charging William Trickett Smith, Sr., age 76, with attempting to arrange a prison escape, lying to federal agents about it, and trying to persuade someone else to lie to federal agents. According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the charges stem from events surrounding the arrest and extradition of the defendant’s son, William Trickett Smith, II. In 2007, Smith, II was arrested in Pennsylvania, and charged in Peru for the murder... Read more →

Taking Action Against Medicine Abuse: Part 1 of 5

Gloucester Townsnip Police Department October is Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. The Gloucester Township Police are partnering to present a five part series on helping our residents fight prescription drug abuse. The Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau recently updated and started teaching a new Society Improvement Program for all 4thgraders in Gloucester Township teaching them about the abuse of prescription pills and how to be safe. Below is the first of the series. Did You Know? 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. Two-thirds of teens who abuse... Read more →

Video: At 48, Oldest Boxer to Defend IBF Title

AssociatedPress October 23, 2013 at 6:21:52 PM EDT IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins, the oldest fighter in boxing history at age 48 will defend his title Saturday night against 30-year old contender, Karo Murat. (Oct. 23) This article, At 48, Oldest Boxer to Defend IBF Title, is syndicated from AP Video and is posted here with permission. Copyright Associated Press 2013 Read more →

Ageless Hopkins puts IBF title on line against Murat

Atlantic City (United States) (AFP) October 26, 2013 at 2:21:56 AM EDT Timothy A. Clary/AFP/File Bernard Hopkins, oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world championship, pictured during a press conference in New York, on January 15, 2013 Bernard Hopkins doesn't want to just pad his remarkable resume against German Karo Murat on Saturday. The ageless American wants to end his nine-yearknockout drought. Hopkins, the oldest boxer to win a major world title, will put hisInternational Boxing Federationlight-heavyweight belt on the line against Murat, months after their scheduled July bout was scuppered when Murat was denied a US visa.... Read more →

Elk Township Man Held on $1.5 Million Bail in Murder of Gloucester Township Housesitter

October 23, 2013 at 4:24pm Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an arraignment for an Elk Township man charged in a Gloucester Township Homicide. Superior Court Judge Lee Solomon ordered Timothy Donnelly, M/46, of Elk Township, held on $1.5 million bail Wednesday afternoon on charges of Murder, Felony Murder and Armed Robbery. This was Donnelly’s first appearance in a New Jersey court since he was charged earlier this month. He had been receiving treatment at a veterans hospital for psychiatric issues in Coatesville, PA, at the time he was charged. According to... Read more →


— 46 COUNTY COPS COLLECT $8.3M/YR IN PENSIONS PLUS SALARIES Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on October 24, 2013 Eighty percent of New Jersey’s county sheriffs are double-dippers. Next month’s election will do little, if anything, to change that fact. A New Jersey Watchdog investigation found that 17 of the 21 sheriffs collect state pensions as law enforcement retirees in addition to their six-figure salaries. Their payrolls include 29 undersheriffs who are also double-dipping. Overall, those 46 top cops rake in $8.3 million a year – $3.4 million in retirement pay plus $4.9 million in salaries. (Click here for... Read more →

Serial Killers Part 2: The Birth of Behavioral Analysis in the FBI

Behavioral analysis seeks to understand the behavior, experiences, and psychological make-up of criminals and suspects for insights that could solve cases. It played a role in the case of serial killer Ted Bundy. 10/23/13 In the final days of 1977, a man now known as one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history—Theodore “Ted” Bundy—cleverly escaped from a Colorado prison while most of the staff was away for the holidays. FBI agents quickly joined the search. In early February 1978, the Bureau placed Bundy on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Among the information shared by the FBI... Read more →

Thomas L. Schaeffer, former Gloucester City Councilman, Volunteer Fireman |

Thomas L. Schaeffer, a former Gloucester City Councilman and a past fireman and captain of the Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Company, Jersey Avenue, died on October 22, 2013, at the age of 77. Mr. Schaeffer, of Gloucester City, NJ, is the beloved husband of Janice M. (nee Tubbs) and loving father of Connie Johnson (Alan) and Rev. Thomas J. Schaeffer (Karen). He is also survived by his dear sister Patricia Adair and his two granddaughters Anna and Lauren. He was a member of the Camden Co. Mental Health Board of Directors. He was also very active in the Gloucester City... Read more →