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VIDEO:Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers, Armed Robbery-

El Manatial Store 303 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood New Jersey on Friday January 24, 2014 10 AM: SOURCE NIXLE The suspect, seen operating a silver 4 door early 2000's Buick with damage to the passenger's side and no front tag, exits the vehicle and attacks the victim as he enters his parked vehicle. The suspect was described as a black male, between 20 and 30 years old, wearing a black shirt with "PUMA" in gold letters on the front, a denim jacket, denim jeans, and tan boots. The suspect was armed with a handgun, and forced the victim to... Read more →

CREW: NY Congressman Michael Grimm Threatens Reporter

Michael Grimm, member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) source Citizens for Responsible and Ethics in Washington (CREW) WASHINGTON DC (January 30, 2014)--Just when you think Congress has hit rock bottom, a member goes and digs the hole a little deeper. Unsurprisingly, that member is an ethically challenged New Yorker who’s been on our radar for years. Tuesday night, after the President had delivered his State of the Union address, Representative Michael Grimm responded to a question about the controversy swirling around his finances by verbally assaulting the reporter, threatening to throw him off a balcony... Read more →

Denise T. Porter, of Bellmawr, Area Nurse

(August 7, 1955 - January 28, 2014) Denise T. Porter, on January 28, 2014, of Bellmawr, formerly of Phila., PA. Age 58. Beloved wife of Joseph. Devoted mother of James, Joseph, Jason, Angela, Kimberly, and Joseph III. Loving grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Joe, Patricia, and Kevin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Denise was a graduate of Little Flower High School and James Martin School of Nursing. She worked for Northwood Nursing Home, the VA Medical Center, and Brandywine Senior Living in Haddonfield. There will be a visitation from 11am to 12 noon Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL... Read more →

The Wolf of Wall Street: Sex. Drugs. Rock & Roll

Sex. Drugs. And rock & roll. And a whole lot more drugs. Welcome to lavish world of Martin Scorsese’s Wall Street epic, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in perhaps his most off the wall (not to mention finest) performance yet, this film is destined to a long legacy of controversy and praise from moviegoers across the board. Now what does that say about the movie? Well in my humble opinion, this was an absolutely fine outing by the Martin Scorcese/Leonardo DiCaprio partnership. Despite an elongated length that brought out some noticeable pacing issues as well as editing... Read more →

Live from the Land of the Limp

View over Prescott looking north to Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Welcome to the Land of the Limp Pt.1 By Steve Healey After 60+ years as a Jersey Boy, for the first time I have a drivers’ license from a different state. I moved to Arizona last year and looking at a “foreign” drivers’ license with my name and picture was just the first shock of not being in Jersey anymore. Living in Prescott, AZ, is nothing like living anywhere in New Jersey. Unless they’ve been here, everyone instantly pictures desert and hot weather when they... Read more →

Peggy Jean Markellos, Founder of the Miss Bellmawr Pageant

(August 14, 1925 - January 28, 2014) Peggy Jean Markellos (nee Hayes), on January 28, 2014, of Lindenwold, formerly Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Peter M. Markellos. Devoted mother of Michael D. Markellos of Lindenwold. Loving grandmother of Rev. Christopher M. Markellos, Nicholas P. (Stefanie) Markellos, and Michelle L. Markellos and great grandmother of Emma and Gabriel. Sister of the late Nancy Smith. Peggy Jean was the Past President of VFW Post 7410 of Bellmawr Ladies Auxiliary and founder of the Miss Bellmawr Pageant. There will be a viewing from 9 to 10:45am Saturday morning at Our... Read more →

Gloucester Twp: Human Trafficking Arrests (Video)

source NIXLE GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP (January 30, 2014)--Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk, Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle, Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh, Magnolia Police Chief John Evans, Runnemede Police Chief Mark Diano, Pine Hill Police Chief Christopher Winters and Winslow Township Police Chief Robert Stimelski reported one of the first cases in the state to use a newly enhanced human trafficking statute designed to allow law enforcement to target the men and women who most benefit from the sex trade in New Jersey. Human Trafficking Arrest Press Conference- Held at the Gloucester Township Municipal... Read more →

HHS Releases Poverty Guidelines For 2014

SHORT TAKES ON NEWS & EVENTS By Jordan Rau JANUARY 27TH, 2014, 5:00 AM The federal government has released slightly higher poverty level guidelines for 2014, but those won’t alter the income thresholds that are being used now to determine what kind of financial assistance is available to buy insurance under the health law. The guidelines will be relevant in the fall, when people look to buy coverage for 2015. Under the new guidelines, Medicaid coverage will be available to individuals earning up to $16,105 and families earning up to $32,913 in states that have decided to expand Medicaid under... Read more →

Former Philly Cop Found Guilty of Lying to Feds

PHILADELPHIA - Robertito Fontan, 42, a former narcotics officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, was found guilty today of two counts of making false statements to federal investigators concerning his romantic relationship with one of the police department’s confidential informants. In 2003, Fontan recruited Person #1 to become a confidential informant and recommended her as a confidential informant to other law enforcement officers. Several months later, Fontan became intimately involved with Person #1. During their relationship, Fontan gave gifts and money to Person #1. In 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (ADEA@) began investigating Person #1=s former paramour, a suspected drug... Read more →

Nicky Skins: The wiseguy with a wire

Inside Jersey Staff January 14, 2014 By George Anastasia/For Inside Jersey They said he was a “good man” and “solid as a rock.” Nicholas “Nicky Skins” Stefanelli They said he had the right bloodlines, that his father had been one of them before him. And that, they all agreed, was important. This was how a group of mobsters, meeting over lunch at a restaurant in Kenilworth three years ago, described Nicholas “Nicky Skins” Stefanelli, a soldier in the Gambino crime family who was sitting with them that day. “If you don’t know the families, the grandmothers, the grandfathers, forget it,”... Read more →

The President Won't Be Needing You

Amy Payne January 29, 2014 at 6:30 am President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about. After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help of Congress, Obama charged forward with promises of taking executive action wherever lawmakers fail to meet his demands. “This President has acted like the playground bully who when he can’t have everything he wants, he decides to take his ball and go home,” Heritage President Jim DeMint said yesterday.... Read more →

Lebanon County Clerk of Courts charged with failing to report DUI convictions to PennDOT

HARRISBURG PA-- Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against Lebanon County Clerk of Courts Lisa Arnold, 48, of the unit block of S. 5th Ave., Lebanon, for allegedly failing to report DUI convictions and other information to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). As the Clerk of Courts, Arnold is required to report DUI convictions or acquittals within 10 days after final judgment. According to the criminal complaint, Arnold failed to provide PennDOT with the required information 203 times between Jan. 1, 2013 and Oct. 24, 2013. The charges state that Arnold directed her staff to not participate... Read more →

CAMDEN DIOCESE: Catholic Professionals Meet for Faith and Eggs

CHERRY HILL NJ--Recording artist Andy Cooney spoke to business professionals on Friday, Jan. 10 about his Catholic faith, his family, and the importance of service to others, at the Catholic Business Network of Southern New Jersey's monthly breakfast, at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill. Forty business professionals came together to network and share their faith and experiences. At the monthly gatherings, individuals get "a good message, good speaker, and meet great people," observed Thomas Iacovone, vice president of Art Guild, Inc., a full-service trade show and event company for corporations. A parishioner and trustee of the Catholic Community of... Read more →

Area Blue Cross Companies Dealing with Disgruntled Customers | Kaiser Health News

By Robert Calandra and Stacey Burling, The Philadelphia Inquirer JAN 24, 2014 This story was produced in partnership with Paige Wolf has been buying health insurance from Independence Blue Cross for years. So when the self-employed public relations professional learned that she could buy a top-of-the-line platinum plan for less than her old policy, she was ecstatic. But her good fortune turned to frustration when the Center City woman didn't receive an invoice for her new plan. She went on Independence's Facebook page to vent. Then she received an e-mail scan of an overdue notice for her January bill, with... Read more →

Reputed Philly Mob Boss, Joe Ligambi, Freed after Two Trials | NEWSWORKS

The reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob is a free man after beating two racketeering trials over two years. Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi quietly left the U.S. courthouse Tuesday morning with his brother and nephew and jumped into a waiting car. His release comes after the Justice Department decided not to take Ligambi to trial a third time. A judge on Tuesday dismissed his 2009 indictment. Two juries have deadlocked on the central racketeering charge, while acquitting Ligambi of six lesser counts. The case mostly involves low-level gambling and loansharking, in contrast to the deadly feuds that long characterized Philadelphia... Read more →

Ocean City Pays Ex-Con $13,131 to End K-9 Lawsuit

Robert Petnick had claimed he was injured by a K-9 dog during an arrest. Robert Petnick. Credit: N.J. Department of Corrections Ocean City agreed to pay an ex-convict $13,131.43 to end a lawsuit that claimed he suffered "emotional and physical injuries" during his apprehension by Ocean City police and a K-9 dog. A settlement agreement signed Dec. 20 dismisses a complaint filed by Robert Petnick against the City of Ocean City and four members of the Ocean City Police Department: Officer Robert Koob, Officer Anthony Fearnhead, Officer John Vogt and Sgt. Jon Campo. The settlement includes no admission of liability... Read more →

GROWING UP GLOUCESTER: The Wedding "Crashers" |

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ: In the 50's and 60's it was common practice for many teenagers and young adults (both sexes) in South Jersey and Philly to "crash" a wedding reception on Saturday night. It was the thing to do. It didn't matter whether or not you knew the wedding couple. Some of us were as young as 16 when we started our career as a professional "wedding crasher". You got dressed up in your best suit and tie, girls would wear a nice dress and heels. We would all meet at the pool room on Burlington Street, or one of... Read more →

Gun Crisis in Philadelphia

January 26, 2014 The Gun Crisis Reporting Project Police look for evidence after 26-year-old Amber Long was shot to death during an apparent robbery last week in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek. Five weekend incidents – including two fatalities — bring this month’s shooting victim totals in Philadelphia to 23 dead and 41 wounded, included 12 who were initially reported in critical condition. In the latest incident, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday on Ridge Avenue near 29th Street in the Strawberry Mansion... Read more →

Top 5 stories to watch for in NW Philly

January 27, 2014 Here's a look at what's to come: 1. Crime in and around Queen Lane Station in Germantown has always been a bit of a problem. Over the past two years, though, some neighbors say it's gotten worse and they're tired of it. To that end, they've suggested that the Philadelphia Police Department set up a mini-station on the second floor of the train station. It's unclear if the idea has enough traction with city officials to move forward. Check back next week to learn more. 2. After 25 years in business, Video Library in Mt. Airy is... Read more →

22 Deaths in Western Pennsylvania Related to Deadly Mix of Heroin and Fentanyl

10 grams of no.3 heroin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Heroin syringe (Photo credit: Thomas Marthinsen) January 27, 2014/press release Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane released the following statement today regarding the recent rash of heroin overdoses in Western Pa.: "There have been 22 deaths in Western Pennsylvania believed to be caused by a deadly mix of heroin and the narcotic Fentanyl. Together, these drugs are creating an extremely dangerous and potentially lethal combination for users. The heroin is believed to be in bags stamped with the words Theraflu, Bud Ice, and Income Tax. "Heroin with these specific stamps has been... Read more →

Ligambi Acquitted of Witness tampering; Jury Deadlocked on other Counts

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 24, 2014)--A reputed Philadelphia mob boss may again fight off a conviction after a gambling and racketeering retrial. A jury Friday has acquitted 74-year-old Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi of witness tampering and remains deadlocked on three other charges. They must now decide if the deadlock is final. The jury has also acquitted Ligambi's nephew, George Borgesi, of racketeering conspiracy. He could be released after a decade in prison on another case. Mob turncoats who testified paint Ligambi as the head of a fading La Cosa Nostra crime family. Prosecutors have been pursuing him for years. At the... Read more →

Podcast: Outsourcing Labor, Injuries to the Growing Temp Industry

by Minhee Cho ProPublica, Jan. 24, 2014, 11:24 a.m.Listen Now Download this episode Tonya Washington, 36, puts her hand on a plaque at a memorial garden for her son, Day Davis, at the Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 16, 2013, one year after Davis, a temp worker, died on his first day on the job. (Todd Anderson for ProPublica) The temp industry is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. – currently employing a record 2.8 million workers – but according to a ProPublica analysis of workers’ compensation claims, it’s also one of the... Read more →

Roe V. Wade and Some of the Best Reporting on Abortion

by Blair Hickman, Christie Thompson and Kara Brandeisky ProPublica, Jan. 22, 2014, 2:25 p.m. Anti-abortion activists protest in front of the White House, the day before the annual March for Life. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the legal battles over abortion in the United States still rage. We’ve compiled some of the more interesting takes on the topic and the broader issue of women’s rights. What have we missed? Leave a link in the comments. Thirteen Charts That Explain How Roe v. Wade Changed Abortion Rights, The Washington Post/WonkBlog, January 2014 If... Read more →

The Dr. Is Out: Manahawkin Doctor’s Office Raided | Ocean Signal

January 25,2014 After Doctor Caught Illegally Prescribing Narcotics By the Ocean Signal MANAHAWKIN – Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Director Eric T. Kanefsky today announced the arrest of Doctor Liviu T. Holca, and the closure of his Manahawkin practice for unlawfully distributing the prescription drugs Percocet and Xanax without any medical necessity. Prosecutor Coronato stated, “No one wakes up and suddenly decides today I’m doing heroin. Abuse of prescription pills is the precursor to a life of dangerous street level drug addiction. It’s only a matter of time before an addicted person’s... Read more →

Op-Ed: Rewarding Innovation to Avoid Head Injury Risk |

By Jeffrey R. Immelt and Roger Goodell This is the time of the year when the eyes of fans and media are trained squarely on the best two teams in football. As big as the Super Bowl is, however, it’s one game among thousands of football games that are played in organized leagues each year – and one among millions of recreational football games played for sheer fun in every community in the United States. And in the broader scope, football is just one of an array of physical sports played by kids and adults. Regardless of age, gender or... Read more →

Thought for the Day: The Good Old Days

What this generation missed and will never understand. My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach.... and what about licking those beaters after that cake was mixed ..... but we didn't seem to get food poisoning....... My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter, AND, I used to eat it raw sometimes too, but I can't remember getting E-coli. Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine over-clorinated swimming pool (talk about boring). The term cell... Read more →

Rally to Save Canada Postal Service Draws Thousands

OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Thousands of postal workers and supporters rallied in Ottawa on Sunday to send a message to Canada Post and the Harper federal government about their plan to end door-to-door mail delivery and hike postage rates. "The Conservatives are wrong to think that people are going to accept these cuts," Gayle Bossenberry of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers said in front of a cheering crowd at the Prime Minister's office. "Stephen Harper, axe this plan and consult with the public!" Canada Post took most Canadians by surprise with its announcement of December 11th that... Read more →

Robert F. Hanley Sr., of Bellmawr, WW II Army Veteran, Fought in the Battle of the Bulge

(March 6, 1924 - January 23, 2014) Robert F. Hanley, Sr., on January 23, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 89. Loving and devoted husband of 65 years to June Hanley (nee Jones). Father of Joan Fryer (William) and Robert Hanley, Jr. Loving grandfather to Lindsay Fryer, Carly Fryer, Jill Hanley and Matthew Hanley. Robert served his country in the Second World War as a member of the 78th Infantry Division, 310 Regiment. He was wounded twice in the Battle of the Bulge and also involved in the major battle at the Remagen Bridge. Robert worked for Carey McFalls/Marathon Corporation for 55... Read more →

Vote for CREW'S Scoundrel of the Month

With Washington off to quiet start in 2014, the major action in January took place in the states — and it wasn’t pretty. Indictments, bullying, and secret money all reminded us that Washington isn’t the only capital in need of cleaning up. But which cross-country conniving equates to a Scoundrel of the Month crown? Your vote will decide. Rep. Michael Grimm The allegations of shady campaign finance dealings against this three-time Most Corrupt alum just keep coming. The latest involves donor swapping, a scheme in which some of Rep. Grimm’s donors — including his then-girlfriend — traded donations with other... Read more →

5/31/07: A "Brief" History of Camden County

PUBLISHED May 31, 2007 "Let it be remembered," wrote Thomas Sharp in 1718, "that upon the nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty-one, Mark Newby, William Bates, Thomas Thackara, George Goldsmith and Thomas Sharp set sail from the harbor...of Dublin...We took our land in one tract together...bounding in the forks of Newton Creek and so over to Cooper's Creek..." Sharp's narrative account of the first permanent Lapowinsa, Chief of the Lenape, Lappawinsoe painted by Gustavus Hesselius in 1735. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) European settlement in what is today West Collingswood is the... Read more →

Another Murder Near Scene of Sunday’s Killing in Philadelphia’s Crescentville

The Gun Crisis Reporting Project/January 25 , 2014 Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting Friday night in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek. According to investigators, police responded to Weymouth Street near East Sanger Street for reports of a shooting incident at about 6:15 p.m. and found a 30-year-old man inside a parked white Cadillac with several gunshot wounds to the head. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene and police said they recovered 12 fired shell casings in the street just outside the car. Slideshow: Police investigate... Read more →

Surveillance videos: Philadelphia Police seeking more gun suspects

The Gun Crisis Reporting Project PHILADELPHIA PA (January 22, 2014)--The Philadelphia Police department has posted more than a dozen new surveillance videos, seeking the public’s assistance to identify suspects wanted in connection with recent gun crimes: This suspect robbed a 7-11 in Juniata Park, according to police: On January 4, 2014, 8:10 pm, an employee of a 7-11 store located at 3967 Kensington Avenue was working behind the counter when an unknown male entered the store and approached the counter area. While at the counter, the suspect pointed a handgun at the employee demanding money. After the employee gave the... Read more →

Being Smarter About Valet Parking

A valet worker says industry is flawed. Discusses how you can command better, more diligent service while reducing your chances of vehicle damage PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many make their way to winter-time auto shows to see the latest models, some might take advantage of valet parking to quickly escape the cold weather. Ed Ryder, a valet worker in Philadelphia, has observed that consumers get it wrong "Valet bike parking" sign at East River Park, near the bandshell, in Manhattan, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) when they engage valet parking services. "The bulk of your tip... Read more →

4/10/07: Fences Have Been Mended...

April 10, 2007 Gloucester City Primary Election No Contests By William E. Cleary Sr. For all those political fanatics in Gloucester City looking forward to an exciting June Primary election it appears you will have to look elsewhere for the "war of words". Yesterday (Monday, April 9) was the filing deadline for the Primary. There will be no contest for the council seats as there are only three people running for the three vacated seats that expired at the end of this year. And as for the Committee seats there is only one contest and that is in the Third... Read more →

What a New Doctor Learned About Medical Mistakes From Her Mom’s Death Dr. Elaine Goodman (Photo: Ryan T. Conaty) by Marshall Allen ProPublica, Jan. 9, 2013, 2:43 p.m. For Dr. Elaine Goodman, the strongest lessons in patient safety didn’t come from her training. They came from her mother’s death. Goodman had just finished her first year of medical school when she found herself spending months at the bedside of her 63-year-old mom, who was battling breast cancer in the hospital. Nursing Home Inspect Find Nursing Home Problems in Your State by Charles Ornstein andLena Groeger, ProPublica Dollars for Docs Has Your Health Professional Received Drug Company Money? by Dan Nguyen, Charles... Read more →

Planet Fitness Member Reports Theft of Valuables from Locker Room |

released January 23, 2014 GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP (JANUARY 23, 2014)--Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers- Burglary & Theft from Vehicle/Fraud- Planet Fitness- January 14, 2014 White female wearing black legging style pants, black hooded sweatshirt, and white sneakers carrying a large purse with shoulder strap stole keys from the pocket of a jacket in the women’s locker room at Planet Fitness on Blackwood Clementon Road. The suspect then used the keys to enter the victim’s vehicle and stole her driver’s license, bank card, and medical insurance card. The suspect then used the victim’s bank card at the Walgreen’s on Chews Landing Road... Read more →

Privacy Tools: How to Build Better Passwords

by Julia Angwin ProPublica, Jan. 21, 2014, 10:19 a.m. (© In the course of writing my book, Dragnet Nation, I tried various strategies to protect my privacy. In this series of blog posts, I try to distill the lessons from my privacy experiments into a series of useful tips for readers. Passwords are the first line of defense between your private data and an attacker – whether it is a criminal hacker or a spy agency. But most of the conventional wisdom about building passwords is terrible. People are often told they should change their passwords every three months; that... Read more →

Irvington Man Sentenced to Prison in Check Fraud Scheme Involving Theft of $52,842

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that an Irvington man was sentenced to prison today in connection with a scheme in which fraudulent checks were used to steal $52,842 from the bank account of a not-for-profit organization, Programs for Parents, Inc., which receives state and federal funding to assist low-income parents with daycare costs.Jeffrey J. Manning, 47, of Irvington, was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Sherry Hutchins-Henderson in Essex County. Manning pleaded guilty on Nov. 15 to third-degree theft by deception. Manning was ordered to pay full restitution. A charge of... Read more →

NW Philadelphia city council members discuss plans for 2014

NEWSWORKS PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2014)Eighth District City Councilwoman Cindy Bass wants to tackle loitering in the New Year. The persistent kind that makes some residents think twice before shopping along commercial corridors and gives business owners headaches or worse. As part of her legislative agenda in 2014, Bass will introduce a measure aimed at keep- English: 1st Presbyterian Church of Germantown, near the corner of Chelten (35 West) and 5700 Germantown. Church near this location for 200 years. In the Colonial Germantown Historic District on the NRHP. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ing sidewalks clear so businesses — and the neighborhoods they're... Read more →

Berks County orthopedic surgeon, patient arrested for prescription drug abuse scheme

PRESS RELEASE HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and Berks County District Attorney John Adams today announced that agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigations arrested a West Reading surgeon accused of writing and subsidizing more than $43,000 in narcotics prescriptions for a patient in exchange for yard work. Dr. Leonard Marchinski Edward Kamin Attorney General Kane identified the defendants as Dr. Leonard J. Marchinski, 57, 6 Forrest Road, Mohnton, Berks County and Edward Kamin, 58, 5 E. Penn Ave., Wernersville, Berks County. The criminal charges state that between 2005 and 2012, Dr. Marchinski wrote prescriptions for... Read more →

MLB roundup: Bobby Abreu back with Phillies

SB NATION By Bryan Kilpatrick  @purplerowBK on Jan 21 2014, 10:31p + Jason Miller Abreu, if he makes the team, will once again play half of his games at Citizen's Bank Park, which -- like every other ballpark -- will require fans to be screened by a metal detector of some sort by 2015. The Philadelphia Phillies and free-agent outfielder Bobby Abreu have agreed on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, the team announced in a press release on Tuesday. Abreu will make $800,000 if he breaks camp with the Phillies, according to CBS Sports'... Read more →

Ethel Hollenbaugh, of Runnemede, Active in Senior Citizens Organizations |

(July 17, 1925 - January 21, 2014) Ethel Hollenbaugh (nee Mahoney), of Runnemede, NJ, age 88, passed into Eternity on January 21, 2014 at the home of her niece Maryann. Ethel was predeceased by her loving husband George of 50 years of marriage. Also predeceased by her brother Joe Mahoney, sisters Aileen (Betty) Nolan and Mary Collins, and brother-in-law Clarence Nolan. Survived by nieces Eileen Thomas (the late Barry) of Bellmawr, Maryann Hollenbaugh Dotegowski (Mike) and nephews Stephen Nolan (Danielle) and John Hollenbaugh (LaLa). Also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Ethel had a passion for animals, always taking... Read more →

Three doctors charged in prescription drug, theft scheme at Pittsburgh-area chiropractic clinic

PRESS RELEASE Dr. Jack Taylor Dr. Mark Boles HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against a Pittsburgh-area chiropractor, two medical doctors and the company that employed them following an investigation into the unlawful prescribing practices of the medical doctors employed at the facility. Attorney General Kane identified the defendants as Dr. Jack Taylor, Dr. Mark Boles and Dr. Edward Sweeney. Dr. Taylor is the owner of Pittsburgh Healthworx, 1112 Fells Church Road, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, which is also charged as a result of the investigation. Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged illegal activity was presented... Read more →

J. Edward Larkin, formerly of Gloucester Heights, US Army Veteran, General Electric Retiree

(March 26, 1932 - January 19, 2014) J. Edward “Eddie” Larkin, of West Deptford, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2014 at Vitas Care Center in Stratford with his wife and daughters by his side. Eddie was born on March 26, 1932 in Gloucester Heights, NJ. He was a proud serviceman of the United States Army Engineers. After an honorable discharge he became employed by General Electric of Philadelphia, retiring in 1989. In 1955 Eddie married the love of his life, Margie Fanelli, of Fairview, NJ. On May 14, 2013 they celebrated 58 years of marriage. Eddie was a dedicated... Read more →

Obituary: LuAnn E. Fattore-Till of Gloucester City, age 59 |

(April 27, 1954 - January 20, 2014) LuAnn E. Fattore-Till, on January 20, 2014, of Gloucester City. Age 59. Beloved wife of Joseph H. Till. Devoted mother of Ronald Walters, Thomas Gaffney, Teressa Clayton (Nikita) and the late Nicole D’Agostino. Mother-in-law of Brian D’Agostino. Loving grandmother of Erica, Brandon, Brianna, Thomas, Jr., Xavier, Gavin, Brian, Joey, Nicholas, Doris Jane, Ashley, Darrius, Isiaha and Jordan and great grandmother of Ethan. Dear sister of Phyllis Ann Fattore-Pritchard (Joe), Pamela Lynn Harrison-Winslow (Robert) and Al Barker, Sr. (Tracy). Sister-in-law of Nancy Tetreault. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. LuAnn loved baseball... Read more →

Peggy Noonan Slams Washington ‘Selfishness’

January 19,2014 Political Thrill Peggy Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal that the disease endemic to Washington ravaging the country is selfishness. With slightly hyperbolic rhetorical flair, she calls politicians “the locus of selfishness in the modern world.” Noonan states succinctly, “Chris Christie’s problem isn’t that he’s a bully, it’s that he’s selfish. Barack Obama isn’t stupid and therefore the maker of mayhem, he’s selfish.” It’s not just the famous politicians she targets; she adds, “There isn’t a staffer on the Hill who won’t tell you 90% of members are driven by their own needs, wants and interests, not... Read more →

4/15/07: Millions of Dollars Wasted by Past Gloucester City Mayor and City Council

April 15, 2007 So many mistakes; no wonder taxes have increased year after year after year By William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (April 15, 2007)--Watching the Channel 19 broadcast of the March Gloucester City council meeting I am amazed how the "Lame-Duck" incumbents (Loebell, Kaye, and Kormann) tried to defend their practice of giving some city employees longevity pay increases and vacation bonuses. For years certain employees have been receiving vacations bonuses of between four and nine percent. Do the math; a vacation bonus for some supervisors at the tune of $9,000 or more would be quite possible.... Read more →

Park your vehicles in your driveway and off the road during snowplow operations

WINSLOW POLICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES SNOW ALERT (January 20,2014)--Winslow Township Police are urging residents to refrain from parking vehicles in the street due to the expected heavy snowfall tomorrow January 21st. Our public works department will be extremely busy with plowing operations. Vehicles parked in the roadway cause a hindrance to the plowing operations and put the plow drivers at risk for possible accidents with parked vehicles in the roadway. We appreciate you cooperation and help during this storm. Public Works: Snow Removal Information PUBLIC WORKS – SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES Our Public Works Department is working hard to make driving safer... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Issue Snow Storm Warning for Tuesday, Snow Driving Tips

Upcoming Snow Storm Update from the US National Weather Service Philadelphia/ Mount Holly Office: Executive Summary • We will be north of the track of this system and are likely to see a band of snow Tuesday and Tuesday night as it passes through the region. • The system will pull in Atlantic moisture on the backside of the low as it intensifies The logo of the United States National Weather Service. The source page states that is not an "official" version but it looks very close to the version used on NWS's website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) into a... Read more →

CREW Releases Report Showing Committee Leaders More Reliant on Regulated Industries

press release Washington, D.C. — Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a new report finding committee chairmen and ranking members in the House of Representatives increasingly rely on the industries they regulate for campaign contributions, amid a shift in industry money away from Democrats and toward Republicans following the change in partisan control of the House after the 2010 elections. Click here to read CREW's Funds for Favors report. The report, Funds for Favors 2: The Industry Strikes Back, uses federal campaign contribution data provided by MapLight to track industry contributions to the leadership of 10... Read more →