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February 2014

World of Teen Fathers Explored during Faculty Scholarship Series Lecture

Elizabethtown College (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Elizabethtown College's American Council on Education Fellow speaks March 25 on hardships of adolescent dads ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (02/21/2014)(readMedia)-- Though society demonstrates compassionate concern for adolescent mothers, little positive attention is devoted to teen fathers, who tend to experience significant educational, emotional and socioeconomic difficulties. Young fathers, aged 13 to 19, are more likely to have been victims of physical and sexual abuse, be poor and come from fragile families; less likely to finish high school; and more likely to be involved in criminal behavior and alcohol and drug abuse than males who wait until their... Read more →


St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Annual Event April 2nd

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Cooking for Kids Devil Gourmet Join 50 of the metropolitan area’s top chefs and restaurants for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s annual benefit, Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare From Everywhere! Over the past seven years, this signature event for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital has become a “must attend” for more than 600 guests who come from all over New York and New Jersey to sample delectable dishes and drinks. The April 2nd Event takes place at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Of course there is free valet parking. Chef Ariane Duarte... Read more →


Gloucester City Resident Pummeled in Philadelphia by Man Wielding a Hammer

UPDATE FEBRUARY 23, 2014, 11:30 PM- 6ABC Report--MAN ATTACKED WITH HAMMER by KENNETH MOTON WEST PHILADELPHIA - February 23, 2014 (WPVI) -- A man was violently attacked with a hammer outside a West Philadelphia deli and his family spoke out to Action News. It was a surprise attack. Surveillance video, obtained exclusively by Action News, shows the moment a man brutally hit 46-year-old David Woods with a hammer. Investigators say it happened at 49th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia just after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.The Gloucester City man is now surrounded by family at the Hospital of the University of... Read more →


THE DO-NOTHING CONGRESS

The western front of the United States Capitol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the people (that Congress is supposed to represent) from the priorities of lawmakers and the agenda of the executive branch has likely never been wider. If this sounds like hyperbole, it shouldn’t. Poll after poll continues to show that the American people are absolutely fed up with Washington and the institution that is Congress. Liberals may retort by saying the American people actually want Congress enacting more laws,... Read more →


Reporting Suspicious Behavior

Gloucester Township Police Department Community Advisory: The residents of Gloucester Township have stopped countless crimes and saved lives by becoming actively involved in protecting their communities and reporting suspicious people or activity to the police department. As the additional “eyes and ears” of law enforcement, residents can help to reduce crime, improve safety and increase the quality of neighborhood life by knowing what to report and how to report it. Residents are needed to come forward and provide valuable information. If you see something suspicious in your community please contact law enforcement and we will take your call seriously and... Read more →


The Diocese of Camden FaithFULL Food Drive 2014 Scheduled for February 23

On Sunday, February 23, the Diocese of Camden hopes to collect nearly 600,000 lbs of canned foods at all parishes across the six county South Jersey area. Proteins like canned tuna, chicken, etc...and all other canned items are needed. An extra can or two purchased each week over the next month will go a long way in helping the Diocese, along with Catholic Charities, the Food Bank of South Jersey and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, reach this goal and feed a hungry neighbor. Also, monetary donations are appreciated. $10 = 50 Meals $25 = 125 Meals $50... Read more →


The Don Corleone of the South Philadelphia Auto Repair Business Arraigned | Bigtrial.net

By George Anastasia For Bigtrial.net PHILADELPHIA PA (February 20, 2014)--Ron Galati, the Don Corleone of the South Philadelphia auto repair business, was arraigned earlier this week on murder-for-hire, conspiracy and witness intimidation charges. The wannabe wiseguy pleaded not guilty. He is being held without bail pending trial. He is also the target of two other investigations, an insurance fraud probe in Philadelphia and another murder-for-hire and fraud case in New Jersey. Galati, if the District Attorney's allegations prove true, has apparently turned an insurance fraud pinch that could have landed him in jail for from five to six years into... Read more →


Gloucester City Resident Cara M. McHenry Makes the Dean's List at DeSales University

CENTER VALLEY, PA (02/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Cara M. McHenry resident of Gloucester City, NJ, was among more than 600 traditional day and adult evening students from DeSales University who made the fall 2013 Dean's List. McHenry majors in undeclared. DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Founded by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales in 1965, the 480-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles south of New York City. A total enrollment of nearly 3,000 includes undergraduate day and evening students... Read more →


Koch Network Backed Group Pushing to Shift Allocation of PA Electoral Votes

By Carrie Levine Read more about CREW's research in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Ethics group says politics fueled GOP's quest to change voting rules In 2011, a new Pennsylvania nonprofit, All Votes Matter, began spending tens of thousands of dollars lobbying in favor of changing how Pennsylvania’s electoral votes are awarded to presidential candidates. Instead of awarding all 20 electoral votes to the winner of the state’s popular vote, the group wanted to allocate one vote to the winner of each of the state’s 18 congressional districts, with the remaining two electoral votes going to the winner of the popular vote.... Read more →


Elderly Woman Victim of Lindenwold Home Invasion

press release Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person who assaulted an elderly woman and ransacked her home early Friday morning. The intruder entered the woman’s home on the first block of Fairmont Avenue in Lindenwold some time between 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. and covered the 93-year-old resident’s eyes and mouth in duct tape, cut the home’s phone line and blocked the halls so the woman couldn’t escape. He then ransacked the home, taking cash and a bank book. The woman was able to pull... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: The Elderly Pet (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Fido (or Tabby) is headed for the RainbowBridge. He has slowed down, possibly stopped eating, or has been diagnosed with an incurable disease. You question whether to have his suffering ended or to allow him to die peacefully at home, in your arms. The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer to this sad situation. Some folks let nature take its course while others worry about the pet’s quality of life. There are some mobile veterinarians that will come to your home and put the pet to sleep while in the comfort of his... Read more →


American Hero: Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, 21, of Van Lear, Ky. | cnbnews.net

English: Distinctive Unit Insignia of the 10th Mountain Division (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, 21, of Van Lear, Ky., died Feb. 10, in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. According to iCasualities the total number of Coalition soldiers who have died fighting in Afghanistan since 2001 up until the present is 3,423. Of that number 2,313 are... Read more →


Mrs. Emilia A. Feeney, of Westville, age 88

May 31, 1925 - February 19, 2014 Emilia A. Feeney (neé Grappone) age 88, of Westville, on February 19, 2014 surrounded by family. Emilia was a strong and loving woman who devoted her time and love to her family and dear friends. She enjoyed the comforts of being home, preparing meals for her family, and cheering on the US athletes during the Olympic Games. Beloved wife of 42 years to the late William J. Sr.; Devoted mother of Christopher, Bill Jr., Kathleen Skacel (Tom), Mike, Bob (Marcia), and Marguerite Ingersoll (Jim); Cherished grandmother of Justin Skacel, Tamina Nunnenkamp, Marc Feeney,... Read more →


Winslow Township Police Investigating Sexual Assault Incident

Released February 20, 2014 On 02-16-2014 Winslow Twp. Police Department received information that Joseph Cuthbert may have been involved in sexual assaults involving juvenile males. The initial victim disclosed that sometime around September 2013, Joseph Cuthbert began sexually assaulting him. Winslow Criminal Investigation Division started the investigation and at this time identified four additional victims spanning 30 years that Joseph Cuthbert sexually assaulted. Joseph Cuthbert came into contact with all of his known victims while serving as an organist for several South Jersey Churches. Joseph Cuthbert was most recently the church organist at Erial Community Church, located in the Erial... Read more →


Tornado Watch issued Until 5:00PM EST

February 21, 2014 TORNADO WATCH 26 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS NJ . NEW JERSEY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ATLANTIC BURLINGTON CAMDEN CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND GLOUCESTER HUNTERDON MERCER MIDDLESEX MONMOUTH OCEAN SALEM SOMERSET This afternoon Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then scattered showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 55. Southwest wind around 17 mph becoming northwest. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. source Gloucester Township Police Department Read more →


Allen Willams and David Stinsman CCPD Co-Officers of the Week

The Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize a pair of outstanding officers – Allen Willams and David Stinsman – as co-Officers of the Week. Officer Williams joined the Camden County Police Department in April after serving with the former city police department since 2010. He has worked with his K9 partner Achilles since September 2012 and is assigned to the Community Safety Division. On the night of Feb. 12, Officer Williams and Achilles went to a North Camden home where officers had chased a drug dealer into a home. The dealer jumped to the ground out of a... Read more →


CCPD Detectives Arrest Two Suspects on Kidnapping Charges

(Camden, NJ) – Two men who attempted to abduct a woman on January 21, 2014 from a salon on North 6th Street were arrested early Wednesday, February 19, in Pennsylvania by Camden County Police Department detectives working with partner law enforcement agencies. Hasian Womack, 35, of Philadelphia, and Willie Dennis, 24, of Indiana, Pa., were arrested Wednesday morning. A total of five search warrants were executed at separate locations – three in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Police Department SWAT Team and two in Indiana, Pa., by the Pennsylvania State Police. The attempted abduction occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 21.... Read more →


Chefs from around the world coming to Mid-Atlantic fest

February 19, 2014— The MidAtlantic region will soon play host to an extraordinary number of international chefs converging on Delaware for the MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival, May 14–18, 2014. The Festival has sourced its 2014 visiting chefs from six continents, and its total number of participating chefs has more than doubled since 2013 with 92 international, national and regional chefs committed to date. Following is an overview of the intercontinental talent who will be cooking as part of this 43-event festival: · Born into the Thai Royal Family, ML Sirichalerm Svasti, known to many in the United States as... Read more →


A Look Back: 7 Instances of Wasteful Spending in the Stimulus Package

Michael Sargent February 18, 2014 Five years ago this week, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—the stimulus package—into law. Here’s a quick reminder of how some of this $862 billion of taxpayer money was spent: - New Buses Without Riders — $2.4 Million: The Winter Haven Area Transit Authority (WHAT) in Florida, which averages two to three riders per hour, used $2.4 million in federal stimulus funds to buy five new buses. Polk County commissioner Randy Wilkinson observed that WHAT spends more on the bus service than if the agency hired a cab for each rider. -... Read more →


CREW: Tell The IRS To Close The Dark Mondey Loophole

(February 19, 2014)--For more than 50 years, the issue of 501(c)(4) groups abusing their "social welfare" status has been kicked down the road by the IRS. Finally, after torrents of bad publicity, others are starting to take notice, but the recent proposals fail to address the main issue. Current IRS regulations grant tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code to groups “primarily engaged” in promoting social welfare, allowing up to half of their money to be spent on politics. The tax laws, however, require such groups to be “operated exclusively” for social welfare purposes. Today, CREW (Citizens for... Read more →


It's Not Always About Us

By Earl Foster / CNBNews.net (Photo: By Earl Foster "Face in the window") The subject of paranormal activity can be very subjective. Based upon who you talk with or who's opinion is being expressed you get a wide variety of thoughts. Certain circles even consider it taboo to even speak of it as if it has a stigma attached to it casting those who do attempt to gain understanding in an unacceptable light. A large part of understanding just about anything is of course acceptance. How can someone understand what they cannot accept? Acceptance is one large step in understanding... Read more →


Local Students Named to Dean's List at University of Delaware

News from University of Delaware NEWARK, DE (02/12/2014)(readMedia)-- Local students have been named to the University of Delaware's Dean's List for the 2013 fall semester. Zachary Campbell of Belmar, NJ. Melanie Carpenter of Gloucester City, NJ. Angela Colletti of Wall, NJ. Kelly Flynn of Bellmawr, NJ. Allyson Heim of Wall, NJ. Alyssa Hull of Wall, NJ. Troy Klahre of Wall, NJ. Andrea Seeley of Wall, NJ. Shannon Ward of Wall, NJ. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. Read more →


Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition VIDEO takes over the Jersey Shore

You probably already know that a featured location for this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition is our own "Jersey Shore". And its not any Swimsuit issue... it's the 50th anniversary issue! What I haven't seen mentioned, is that on the SI.com website, is a 3 and a 1/2 minute "behind the scenes" video of the the photo shoots as they took place up and down the Jersey Shore. Cape May features prominently in the video, which also includes Wildwood, Island State Park, Seaside Heights and other locations. The video makes for an awesome promotion for the Jersey beaches, as it... Read more →


Suspect in hammer attack outside West Philadelphia deli identified | 6abc.com

February 24, 2014 3:36:03 PM PST Action News WEST PHILADELPHIA - February 24, 2014 -- Philadelphia police say they have identified the suspect who brutally attacked a local business owner with a hammer. Nathanial Maybin, 29, from the 800 block of S. 56th Street is wanted for the attack outside Maple Deli at 49th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia. Police say David Woods, 46, was attacked at that location just before just before 5 p.m. Thursday. According to investigators, Woods had gone inside the deli to use an ATM. When he came out, Maybin allegedly ran up with a hammer... Read more →


‘Son of God’ to Open at area theaters Feb. 28

Twentieth Century Fox has announced the release of "Son of God" in theatres nationwide, including theaters in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas, on Friday, Feb. 28. Last year, producer and actress Roma Downey and producer Mark Burnett brought the epic miniseries "The Bible" to television audiences around the world. Mixing adventure, action and drama from the sacred text, the series became the number-one cable entertainment telecast of the year, and received three Emmy award nominations. Now, the stand-alone "Son of God" features Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado in the title role, visual effects, and an orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans... Read more →


Two Women Could Be Elected to New Jersey Congressional Seats

by Mark Magyar/NJ Spotlight Analysis: With Holt Retiring, New Jersey Could Elect Two Women to Congress U.S. Rep. Rush Holt New Jersey has not elected a woman to Congress since 2000, but with Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard mounting a strong campaign in the tossup 3rd District and state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex) the clear front-runner in a strong field of potential woman candidates to succeed retiring Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), it looks like the shutout will end this year. “What is encouraging for women in politics is that there are three open seats this year, and women are going... Read more →


U.S. Marshals Arrest Navy SEAL Imposter

Garfield, AR - The U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FED - United States Marshal Service (Photo credit: Inventorchris) Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Arthur James (AJ) Dicken of Garfield, Arkansas early Friday morning on charges stemming from firearm violations. Dicken was wanted by the Carson City, Nevada Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony. Dicken is alleged to have passed himself off as a highly decorated Navy SEAL, who had served in dozens of covert combat missions from the jungles of Vietnam to the caves of Afghanistan.... Read more →


Local Students Named to Dean's and Honors Lists at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College

MADISON, NJ (02/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham, located in Madison, NJ have been named to the Dean's and Honors Lists for the Fall 2013 Semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). The following students... Read more →


Gia Reilly named to Dean's List at Arizona State University

TEMPE, AZ (02/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Gia Reilly of Wall, NJ received academic honors from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University by making the University's Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester. Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean's List. A notation regarding Dean's List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript. Arizona State University is one of the nation's leading public research universities and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Known... Read more →


WATCH: Charles Krauthammer on Global Warming Myths

Last night on “Special Report with Bret Baier”, columnist Charles Krauthammer questioned the “settled science” of global warming — an issue that is currently driving the President’s agenda. In a clip discovered by The Daily Caller, Krauthammer rails against the notion of “settled science,” noting that Isaac Newton’s laws were settled for 200 years before Albert Einstein turned them over. >>>Read More: C’mon Obama, Join the Energy Boom Speaking about the economic effects of climate change, Krauthammer noted that “all of this is driven by this ideology, which in it of itself is a matter of almost theology.” POSTED HERE... Read more →


SECRECY SHROUDS CHRISTIE, GUADAGNO AND ‘DOUBLEGATE’ DRAMA -

Analysis by Mark Lagerkvist What happens when a criminal investigation is used to conceal evidence rather than uncover the truth? That question is at the heart of a New Jersey political drama as Gov. Chris Christie’s administration fights to keep secret all details of a pension probe implicating his second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. As a county sheriff, Guadagno made false and conflicting statements that enabled a top aide to improperly collect an $85,000 pension on top of his $87,500 salary, as first revealed by a New Jersey Watchdog investigative report in 2010. In the latest episode, Christie’s lawyers are... Read more →


South Jersey AIDS Alliance to Host First Naloxone Training Program

In Camden This Saturday, Feb. 22 Advocates and Family Members Who Lost Loved Ones to Overdose Applaud Law’s Implementation Trenton—On February 17th, thanks to a generous donation by CBS Outdoor Advertising, a billboard supporting New Jersey’s Overdose Prevention Act was erected at 23rd and River Road in Camden. It is one of five billboards donated by advertising companies across the state to increase public awareness of the new law that grants legal protections to victims and witnesses of drug overdoses who call 9-1-1 and expands access to the overdose antidote naloxone. The other billboards are located in Pennsauken, Millburn, Pleasantville,... Read more →


K9 Officer Achilles Nabs Drug Dealer

February 18, 2014 (Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police K9 Achilles and Officer Allen Williams caught a drug dealer Wednesday night who had jumped out a second-floor window to avoid apprehension. Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Officer Rafael Martinez Jr. and Officer Stenley Vertus were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues near 7th and Vine streets in North Camden when they observed Muneer Abdur-Ahman, 29, of Camden, engage in a hand-to-hand drug transaction outside of 722 Vine Street. The officers approached Abdur-Ahman and ordered him to stop, but Abdur-Ahman ignored their commands and ran into the... Read more →


Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

A Camden man been arrested in connection with a shooting Monday morning that killed a Clementon man. Isaac Bruce, 24, of Camden, was charged Tuesday with murder for the killing of Marvin McClinton, who was found dead at the bottom of the stairs of a 6th Street home. Police allege Bruce arrived at the home on the 1800 block of 6th Street in Camden some time after 1:30 a.m. on Monday and was carrying a shotgun — something that wasn't cause for alarm for the people in the home because he often carried the weapon .... read the full story... Read more →


Joseph J. Toomey, Retired Bellmawr Sewer and Water Superintendent, Volunteer Fireman

(July 26, 1923 - February 17, 2014) Joseph J. Toomey, “Pop” “Joe”, passed away on February 17, 2014, age 90, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden and Gloucester City. Beloved husband of the late Ida Toomey (nee Beckman). Devoted father of Joyce MacConnell, Beverly Schotter, Bertha Debus and the late Starr Coleman. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Brother of Shirley Casey. Joe served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for many years. He was a member of Bellmawr Fire Co. #1. Joe worked for the Borough of Bellmawr as Superintendent for Sewer and... Read more →


Bob Lonsberry: The Democrats are right, there are two Americas

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America. It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power... Read more →


Social Media Tipsters Lead To Apprehension Of Gas Thief

February 19, 2014 GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP--On February 17th, 2014 at approximately 9:15 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) began an investigation into the theft of gas from the Citgo Station located on the Black Horse Pike in Blackwood. Investigating officers obtained video surveillance of the suspect's very distinctive vehicle, a late 1970's blue Ford Ranchero with a white cap. The suspect was described as a stocky Hispanic male with dark hair wearing a plaid shirt and blue jean. As the investigation continued, a photo of the suspect vehicle was broadcast via several of the Gloucester Township Police Department's social media... Read more →


Home Country: Delbert Doesn't Have A Clue

BY Slim Randles/CNBNews.net If there’s one thing you can honestly say about Delbert McLain, he’s as persistent as a winter cough. As our chamber of commerce here (he’s it, you see), his fertile brain never ceases its search to turn a sleepy little valley into a cross between Wall Street and Pittsburgh. That’s part of what was going on in his mind this winter’s day as he sat in the rented office the local businesses chip in for each month. On a snowy day like this one, of course, you can never tell when the representative of a foreign auto... Read more →


Former Sportscaster Don "Tollie" Tollefson Arrested on Felony Charges; Bail Set at $250,000

Ex-Sportscaster Bilked Over 100 in Scheme, Cops Say Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com (February 18, 2014) Don Tollefson was known for using the word “awesome” during his television sports reports, but Tuesday was anything but awesome for the 61-year-old Glenside man. Lead by police, the former 6abc and Fox 29 sportscaster was walked into Warminster’s district court building with a large group of reporters asking questions and capturing images of the regional celebrity in handcuffs. Inside he was arraigned on charges first degree felony dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activity, third degree felony charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Gloucester City Public Parking Lot is an Eyesore & "Drug Den"

By William E. Cleary Sr./CNBNews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (published June 24, 2007)--Richard Kotter, of the 400-unit block Market Street, Gloucester City, is upset over the City owned parking lot at the corner of 5th and Market. The lot abuts his mother’s well-maintained residential property that extends the full length of the parking lot. It is also situated close to the future site of the School District’s Middle School Photo: Richard Kotter points out the graffiti on the new fence he and his brother erected, click to enlarge. During the school year, the lot is used by the students who attend... Read more →


Marissa Block Receives Faculty Honors at Trinity College for Fall 2013 Semester

HARTFORD, CT (02/18/2014)(readMedia)-- Marissa Block of Wall, NJ, a member of the class of Spring 2014 at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., has received Faculty Honors for the 2013 fall semester. To earn Faculty Honors, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least a 3.667 with no individual letter grade below B-minus. Founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1823, Trinity College (www.trincoll.edu) is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with over 2,200 students from 45 states and 47 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States. The faculty and... Read more →


Nicholas Young of Wall Township Named to Fall 2013 Dean's List

at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute #RPI TROY, NY (02/18/2014)(readMedia)-- Nicholas Young, of Wall Township, NJ, has been named to the Dean's List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the Fall 2013 semester. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below "C." Young studies Biomedical Engineering. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological research university. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate... Read more →


Plans Set for NJ Wine & Food Festival

at Crystal Springs March 28 – 30, 2014 Devil Gourmet The 2014 NJ Wine & Food Festival returns to Crystal Springs Resort from March 28-30 with Guest of Honor New York acclaimed and James Beard Award-winning chef David Bouley. Photo by Crystal Springs Resort The three-day event is a celebration of the world’s best wines and renowned local and national chefs, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The weekend’s events are designed to allow food and wine lovers to meet and mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers and fellow wine aficionados. Opening Night Festivities on Friday March 28: 7pm Champagne Reception where... Read more →


J-School Internship Coordinator Says Paid Positions Have Dropped by Nearly Half

by Blair Hickman ProPublica, Feb. 18, Sheryl Swingley has been the journalism internship coordinator at Ball State University for more than 20 years, where she also teaches journalism. We sat down to talk with her about paid and unpaid internships, the kind of advice she offers students and trends at Ball State – where she says students’ paid summer internships have dropped by nearly half. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How have you seen the internship landscape change since you started at Ball State? I haven’t seen internships for journalism students, or even public relations or... Read more →


SHIRLEY E. CHARLESWORTH, OF WOODBURY

On February 14, 2014 of Woodbury, lived most of her life in Gloucester, age 65 years. Beloved daughter of the late Ruth D. Krause and dear sister of the late Ruth B. Krause. Shirley was the loving Aunt of Amy Rink and also had many cherished friends who she thought of as family. Shirley enjoyed babysitting, bingo, crocheting and sewing and particularly loved reminiscing about the “old times” and telling stories. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday evening Feb. 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME700 POWELL ST. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. A Celebration of... Read more →


'Aegis Ashore' Prepares for Deployment | defensenews.com

MOORESTOWN, N.J. — Aegis fans will see something familiar in this structure sitting in a field in New Jersey. While it has walls like any other building, there’s no mistaking the upward angles and familiar oyster cracker design on the front. And just like the Aegis cruisers and destroyers it resembles, this building is getting ready to deploy. Workers have begun moving through all three floors of the building, unbolting, unplugging and lifting electrical components and beams and huge radar arrays. In a few weeks, virtually everything — the radars, the computers, the walls and floors and stairs — will... Read more →


I Want to Take a Bath in that Marinara

… Yellow Plum Bloomfield Devil Gourmet (February 12, 2014)--I didn’t set out today to do an article strictly on cocktails. After all, a man must eat something if he is day drinking. Day drinking- a lost cousin to day dreaming and the bastard son of the afternoon siesta or nap is not for everyone. But should you desire a well crafted cocktail, made with only the best freshly squeezed juices and craft spirits, then make your way over to the Yellow Plum. True they bought me my lunch and true they knew I was there representing the Devil… But with... Read more →


Why Do Some Governments Struggle to Make Online Services Viable?

Recent audits reveal how poor strategic planning leads to lost opportunities for Government spending (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013) governments that are looking for new ways to deliver services at the lowest cost possible. BY TOD NEWCOMBE State and local governments have made significant improvements in how they use the Web to serve citizens. The Center for Digital Government has been highlighting the best websites for 18 years and describes last year's winning sites as "first-class" in terms of service delivery, productivity and performance. But some recent audits have revealed that many states and localities (along with the federal government) continue... Read more →


Convicts And Congressmen

N.J. inmates may count as part of legislative redistricting (via NewsWorks) New Jersey lawmakers are considering a measure calling for inmates to be counted when calculating population figures used to draw legislative district lines. The bill calls for prisoners in state and federal facilities in New Jersey to be included in… Read more →