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Thomas C. MacAdams, Brooklawn Community Organizer, Councilman; Services on Saturday

Thomas C. MacAdams, age 60 BROOKLAWN NJ--Former Brooklawn Borough Councilman Thomas C. MacAdams, age 60, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Fronto-temporal Dementia (FTD). Tom fell asleep and woke up in heaven with his Maker. Tommy was the much-loved husband of 34 years to Marie MacAdams (nee Thomas); devoted father of Shane (Becca), Colin (Kyrstlin), and Erin; adored son of Jeep (Helen) MacAdams, predeceased by his mother Norma; cherished brother of Jeanne, Ken (Patti), and Scott (Patty) MacAdams; and caring uncle of many nieces and nephews. Tommy MacAdams (GHS class... Read more →


Weekly Wastebasket: SHIP OF FOOLS

Ship of Fools Volume XIX No. 13: March 28, 2014 It’s not even April Fool’s day yet and Congress is already pulling a fast one on taxpayers. A fast two, in fact. First, Congress is intent on taking up the tax extenders package, a bill filled with tax break zombies that seem to live past their annual or biennial expiration – it seems for perpetuity. Ranging from boons for NASCAR track owners, to credit for giving away spoiled food, to helping line the pockets of major rum producers – many of these provisions are questionable. This hodge-podge of breaks and carveouts... Read more →


Zach Matari Embarks on Anti Bullying Teen Nation Tour

New Teen Pop Sensation Zach Matari will commence on the rising Anti Bullying “Teen Nation Tour” in May Zach Matari I'm honored to be a part of Teen Nation Anti Bullying Tour. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Since the start of the tour in 2012,Teen Nation Tour has been working as a peer to peer community service program to educate and entertain young kids about bullying in a way students can relate – through music. The tour travels to schools across the country and features young emerging recording artist like Zach Matari. Commencing May 12, 2014, the tour will... Read more →


Part of the Grandiose Dream for Gloucester City’s Riverfront is on the Auction Block | cnbnews.net

Above, the grandiose plans for the Southport area included 1000 homes, a marina and shops on 130 acres. Some of those buildings were going to be constructed on the old GAF property, which was owned by the Gloucester Point group. That 10-acre plot goes on the auction block on April 15. Image by Alberto & Associates UPDATED: APRIL 2, 2014 UPDATED: APRIL 4, 2014 Related: You Need to Speak Up By CNBNews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (March 31, 2014)--The Gloucester Point property, at the intersection of Charles and Water Streets, will be put on the auction block on April 15. The 10-acre... Read more →


Area Students Named to Caldwell College Fall 2013 Dean's List

CALDWELL, NJ (03/28/2014)(readMedia)-- Caldwell College recently named 479 students to the fall 2013 Dean's list, according to Patrick Progar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, vice president for Academic Affairs at the college. In order to achieve this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and complete at least 12 credits during the semester. Ashley Francesco of Westville (08093) Jacob Lesniewski of Wall (07719) Read more →


VIDEO: NSCIF ALL-STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME ALONG WITH NCAA BASKETBALL NEWS

CLIP SYNDICATE x Related articles Federal site crashes as healthcare enrollment deadline looms - Boston.com Malaysia Airlines reviews security after MH370 disappearance - Telegraph.co.uk North and South Korea exchange fire across western sea border - BBC News Climate inaction to be 'catastrophe' - BBC News 'Another big wave came and took him': Man swept out to sea during beach ... - National Post Read more →


Times of Trenton Letters to the Editor - March 28

Times of Trenton Letters to the Editor March 28, 2014 at 6:09:07 EDT Governor enjoys too much authority I don’t understand why New Jersey allows Gov. Chris Christie to stay in office. I presume some people think he could be president, but God help us if that happens. Everything from the “Death Race 2012” (a caravan of exotic sports cars travelling at high speed along the Garden State Parkway escorted by State Troopers) to the possible mismanagement of Hurricane Sandy relief funding and photographing town meeting dissenters (“Christie gets the unexpected at town hall: Back talk,” March 19) is consistent with... Read more →


Nearly 80 Percent of Cardiologists Say Ischemic Stroke Risk Reduction is Their Primary Goal

in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation Treatment, New Survey Shows Cardiologists also believe their patients' top concern is the fear of experiencing a clot that leads to a stroke; real-world challenges may influence treatment decisions Nearly 80 Percent of Cardiologists Say Ischemic Stroke Risk Reduction is Their Primary Goal in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation Treatment, New Survey Shows. (PRNewsFoto/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced results from a new survey of cardiologists to understand their perceptions about anticoagulation, stroke risk reduction and goals for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) therapy when prescribing warfarin or... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: The spirited Gloucester City “Old Timers” String Band

published here October 17, 2007 By Kathy Zingaro Clark GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (October 2007)--Few things in life are free. Yet a night on the riverfront with the spirited Gloucester City "Old Timers" String Band is both free, and delightful. After decades of professional musicianship, this energized crew really knows how to put on a show. The band was formed in 1988 by the late Ralph Anello, who just couldn't imagine giving up the music he loved after being "retired" from the Mummers "Garden Sate" Club. Fortunately, as more mummers joined his ranks, they too knew they'd be lost if they put... Read more →


NJDivision of Consumer Affairs: DID YOU KNOW?

Every day, 40 Americans die from an overdose caused by prescription painkiller abuse, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control And (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Prevention. Overdoses of opioid prescription drugs now kill more people in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined. Two in five teenagers mistakenly believe prescription drugs are "much safer" than illegal drugs, according to the DEA, and three in 10 teens mistakenly believe prescription painkillers are not addictive. such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines. In the United States, every day 2,500 youths take a prescription pain reliever for the purpose of getting high for the very... Read more →


Friends of Camden Catholic Raising Funds to Improve the School | The Catholic Star Herald

THURSDAY, 13 MARCH 2014 10:56 WRITTEN BY ADMIN2 Pictured from left are Heather Crisci, Camden Catholic principal; James Madden, honorary co-chair; Agnes Madden, honorary co-chair; Father Scott Pilarz, board chair; Mary Whipkey, president of the school; and Charles Grand, honorary co-chair. Photo by Alan M.Dumoff On March 10 Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill, announced the public launch of "The Campaign for Camden Catholic: A Bold Vision for the Future," a three-tiered strategic effort to raise $6 million for South Jersey's oldest Catholic high school. So far, $4.1 million has already been pledged toward the campaign. "We are embarking on this... Read more →


NEED A JOB? AT&T Is Hiring In Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is seeking applicants to fill more than 100 key job openings inPennsylvania, including many in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. The positions are primarily focused on customer service and retail and are a result of AT&T's continued investment in Pennsylvania. "AT&T continues to expand our customer base in Pennsylvania and invest in our network to ensure we are providing the high level of service customers have come to expect of the nation's largest most reliable 4G LTE network," said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. "As part of our commitment to this level... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Photos and Story on Heroes to Hero Race

PUBLISHED October 19, 2007 by Bill Bates Runners and walkers get ready as Engine 452 prepares to "sound the siren" to officially start the 6th Annual Heroes to Hero 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning. Large Turnout for This Year's Heroes to Hero 5K Run/Walk MOUNT EPHRAIM NJ (October 13, 2007)--On Saturday, October 13 many residents from Gloucester City joined residents over in Mount Ephraim along with neighboring communities along with runners and walkers from neighboring states and countries that joined firefighters, family, and friends to participate in the Heroes to Hero 5K Run/Walk from Mount Ephraim Fire Department to Gloucester City... Read more →


OBAMACARE SIGN-UPS TOP 6 MILLION; FINAL DAY MARCH 31

KAISER HEALTH NEWS/MARch 28, 2014 Many questions remain about what this number means, though, including how many of those enrolling in new coverage had been uninsured before signing up and whether young and healthy people will be adequately represented. The New York Times: White House Says Health Care Rolls Top Goal: 6 Million The White House said on Thursday that more than six million people had signed up for medical insurance plans under President Obama’s health care law, exceeding the administration’s revised goal for enrollment by the Monday deadline. Demand for new policies has surged in recent days as the open... Read more →


News from the Camden County Prosecutors Office | cnbnews.net

Plea in Berlin Borough Fatal Car Crash March 26, 2014 at 5:42pm Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk reported a Hammonton man has plead guilty in connection with a 2012 fatal car crash in Berlin Borough. Ruperto Bautista-Pina, M/25, pleaded guilty Monday to Death by Auto. He is expected to be sentenced to a five year term of incarceration, 85 percent of which he must serve before becoming eligible for parole. Bautista-Pina is of Mexican nationality and is in the United States illegally. He will likely be deported upon the end of his prison sentence. Bautista-Pina admitted in court that on... Read more →


Moorestown Twp. Residents: Expired & Unused Medicine turn in at the Police Dept. April 26

Immediate Release MOORESTOWN TOWNSHIP NJ --The Moorestown Police Department will be hosting a Prescription and Over the Counter Medicine Disposal Site as part of the 2014 DEA Operation Take Back NJ initiative. The medicine turn in will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am - 2 pm in the front parking lot of the Police Department, 1245 N. Church St., Suite 2. Residents may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, residents are encouraged to remove the... Read more →


Wall NJ Resident Spends Spring Break Working at Habitat for Humanity Housing Site

PROVIDENCE, RI (03/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Mollie Stackhouse, a resident of Wall, NJ and a member of the class of 2016 at Providence College, recently spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the College's Alternative Spring Break 2014 program. Stackhouse was among more than 130 Providence College students who volunteered to spend their spring break working at Habitat home sites in four locations in the United States. They participated through the Habitat campus chapter at Providence College, which is sponsored by the chaplain's office. Stackhouse worked on a home project in Kittaning, Pa.. Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International... Read more →


Watch: Florida Coach Billy Donavan Media Conference

NCAA SWEEET 16 VIDEO NEWS Related articles Soldiers Killed at Fort Hood Had Years of Service - ABC News Ohio recognition of out-of-state gay unions gets judge's nod - Chicago Tribune Gay marriage, Mozilla's Brandon Eich, and the role of a CEO - Los Angeles Times George W. Bush unveils his paintings of world leaders. Who looks best? - Christian Science Monitor Prospects for Mideast peace deal fading - CNN Read more →


GOV. CHRISTIE TEACHES POLITICAL LESSON ON SELF-EXONERATION | NJ Watchdog

Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on March 29, 2014 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to learn from Bridgegate. But in reality, he is teaching a lesson on how a skilled politician manipulates public opinion. In the classroom of the real world, here is the syllabus for Christie’s new course in Surviving Scandal 101: Investigate yourself – and announce the results before other investigations have a chance to get very far. Hire your friends and former colleagues to conduct the investigation. Pay them $1 million, possibly more. Don’t use your own money. Stick taxpayers with the bill. Enjoy a... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Department Awarded The 2014 “U drive, U text, U pay" Grant

The Gloucester Township Police Department will be participating in the statewide 2014 “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign. This campaign takes place between April 1st and April 21st, 2014. As part of the initiative, the department was awarded a $5,000.00 grant by New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The grant will be used to conduct high visibility patrols targeting motorist who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. This statewide campaign is part of a national effort to raise awareness to the dangers... Read more →


OFF Duty ICE DEPUTY FIELD OFFICE DIRECTOR SAVES FAMILY FROM CAR WRECK

MARCH 28, 2014 BOSTON, MA TOP STORY: Off-duty ICE deputy field office director saves family from car wreck Shards of glass still lodged in his hands and a throbbing pain in his shoulder, Chris Cronen sat in a hospital emergency room the evening of March 9 a hero. Cronen, the executive deputy assistant director for the Office of Firearms & Tactical Programs with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is temporarily assigned as the acting deputy field office director for New England. His new post brought him to a suburb of Boston earlier this year after a 5-year tour at ICE headquarters... Read more →


Stephanie Smith of Brooklawn Presents Research During Widner University Honors Week

CHESTER, PA (03/25/2014)(readMedia)-- Stephanie Smith of Brooklawn, N.J., a junior management/marketing major at Widener University, presented research titled "Experiencing the Business and Social Culture of Spain" during the university's annual Honors Week March 17 to 21. Students who present during Honors Week are recommended by Widener faculty members for their outstanding undergraduate research efforts. Smith was recommended to present during Honors Week by Mary Shoemaker. Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive... Read more →


Officers of the Week: Joseph Olivo, Jordan Plitt and Allen Williams

Posted on March 27, 2014 by CCPD The Camden County Police Department honors three individuals this week as its Officers of the Week: Joseph Olivo, Jordan Plitt and Allen Williams. Officer Plitt joined the department as a recruit last summer and became an officer in December after graduating from the Camden County Police Academy. Officer Olivo has been with the department since April and previously spent eight months as an officer in Mount Ephraim. Officer Williams, one of the department’s K9 units with his partner Achilles, joined the department in April and had been an officer with the former Camden Police... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Anti-Social Dogs (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) By the age of 16 weeks, your dog should have been introduced to many other dogs, lots of people, and numerous places. The window of opportunity for socialization begins to close, after that. If you own an older dog that seems afraid or aggressive when meeting other dogs, there are things you can do to lessen his defensive attitude. First and foremost, don’t put your dog in with a crowd of other dogs! This method of desensitization is called flooding, and is ineffective; it may even harm the dog. Instead, take your dogs on walks with a... Read more →


Long-Time Brooklawn Councilman and Resident Tom MacAdams Succumbs, Services Pending

UPDATED: 5:30PM By William E. Cleary Sr./CNBNews.net BROOKLAWN NJ (March 29, 2014)--Long-time Brooklawn resident and councilman In October 2013 the Brooklawn Tree Commission honored Tom by planting a tree on Arbor Day. He is pictured with his wife, Dee Tom MacAdams died today, Saturday. The 60-year-old MacAdams was suffering with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and other ailments. Always with a smile, Tom would go out of his way when he saw you to shake your hand and ask how you were doing. Whether you were a doctor, a lawyer or candlestick maker he treated everyone the same. MacAdams served 18 years... Read more →


Camden Diocese Gym Dedications

Gymnasium dedications Sr. Sheila Murphy and family members stand on the floor of the recently dedicated Sister Sheila Murphy, SSJ. Gymnasium in Wildwood. Two Sisters of St. Joseph received the high honor of having their names painted on school basketball courts. Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, in celebration of the Sisters of St. Joseph, dedicated and named its two school gymnasiums in honor of two sisters on March 16. The gymnasium at the Early Education/Pastoral Life and Conference Center became the "Sister Sheila Murphy, SSJ Gymnasium." Sr. Sheila currently serves as administrative director of Cape Trinity Catholic, and was principal... Read more →


Five Tax Tips for the Unemployed

press release Roseland, NJ – If you find yourself out of work, taxes may be the last thing you want to think about. But it’s important to continue your tax and other financial planning, even when you’re unemployed. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) offers practical tips that will help you address tax concerns during your job hunt: Tip #1: Your Unemployment Income Is Taxable Did you know that unemployment benefits are subject to both federal and, depending on where you live, state taxes? That’s an important fact to keep in mind so that you stay within your... Read more →


CHRISTIE: SOME PEOPLE I TRUSTED LET ME DOWN (VIDEO)

X Governor Christie: Some people that I trusted and relied upon, let me down. And as a result, we let down the people of the state of New Jersey. That of course shakes your confidence. But in the end, what it’s resolved me to do is to get better. And, I’ve said, any number of times for those of you who cover the town hall meetings on a regular bases, that I never promised that I’d have a perfect Administration. There’re going to be mistakes that are made by human beings, myself included. What matters is how you respond to those... Read more →


CCPD WARNS PUBLIC ABOUT BAD DOPE

English: Modified IM/IV syringe used for "plugging" heroin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Posted on March 23, 2014 by CCPD (Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a spate of heroin overdoses, including one Saturday afternoon in which an officer discovered an unconscious male in an empty lot and helped save his life. The department is warning the public of this danger. Over the past 24 hours there have been a total of 20 overdose calls in the area, the majority occurring in the City of Camden with one proving fatal. Due to the spike in overdoses, Camden County Police... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Ruth Cleary, Remembered as Warm & Generous

October 16, 2007 Source http://www.courierpostonline.com By RENEE WINKLER Courier-Post Staff Anyone who spotted Ruth Cleary tooling around in her red Chrysler convertible probably thought of her as a blithe spirit. She always had time to chat with neighbors she met during her 46 years in Haddon Heights or with people in nearby communities visiting the same yard sales as she. But there was a warmer, more giving side to Cleary, who died recently after an illness that forced her into a Cherry Hill nursing facility for the last year of her life. By then, her beloved car had been replaced by... Read more →


Diva Eats: Spring Risotto

Devil Gourmet, March 24, 2014 at 10:00:09 EDT It’s officially spring. Although it may not feel like spring, it is according to the calendar. It’s funny how once spring arrives, we think that the weather will miraculously become sunny and warm. I know it eventually will, just as I know summer will be here in less than 3 months. Spring Risotto Even though the weather may not be too warm, sunny and bright, you can eat food that is. Today I’m sharing my recipe forSPRING RISOTTO. Please, don’t let the word risotto intimidate you. I know many people run scared when... Read more →


FOODIE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Foodie Things to Do Event details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly before heading out! THIS WEEKEND: Through March 28: Collingswood welcomes foodies from near and far to its bi-annual restaurant week. The week features three- and four-course meals at prices ranging from $25 to $35 per person. Restaurants will feature popular dishes that are typical of their cuisines, which range from Italian to American to Mexican to Cuban. For more information, including a list of participating restaurants, click here. March 28: Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosts its 8th Annual Wine Tasting, with more than... Read more →


NJLawmakers Want to Give Undocumented Immigrants Driving Privileges

Credit: NJTV Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) TRENTON NJ (March 24, 2014)--Legislation that would extend New Jersey driving privileges to the state's estimated half-million undocumented immigrants has once again been introduced by lawmakers, though the bill's final shape and when it might be considered remain up in the air. The legislation –- A-2135 and S-1696 -- would create a driving privilege card that could be used only for driving and not for other purposes, such as government identification. To qualify for the card, which would be valid for four years, potential drivers would have to prove both identity and residency, pass a... Read more →


10 Best Philadelphia Fine Dining Restaurants Declared by bestofluxury.com

bestofluxury.com announces rankings of best Philadelphia restaurants for March 2014 BOL 10 Best Philadelphia Fine Dining Restaurants Declared by bestofluxury.com for March 2014 (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The independent authority on affluent living, bestofluxury.com, has ranked the list of the March 2014 best Philadelphia restaurants in the affluent living industry. The listings are ranked at the start of each month in order to account for the latest developments and achievements of the best performing Philadelphia restaurants. The independent research team at bestofluxury.com analyzes and names the Philadelphia restaurants included in the examination process each month in order to assist businesses in... Read more →


Encounter With Evil

By Earl Foster / CNBNews.net In last weeks column I made mention of a "dark entity" that I encountered when I was very young. Thinking of such things conjures up all sorts of images in our minds. It can invoke fears in us we would rather not subject ourselves to. Does this mean if we ignore them or choose not to acknowledge the dark things, do they no longer exist? In my humble opinion, absolutely not !! Rest assured that if we indeed believe in the good we also acknowledge our belief in the evil. Even in our human condition we... Read more →


Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor kicks off congressional campaign

Michelle Caffrey / South Jersey Times March 27, 2014 at 5:06:15 PM EDT The race for the First Congressional District widened on Thursday, as Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor announced he would challenge State Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5 of Camden) in a Democratic primary. Minor made his candidacy official at the Holiday Inn in Logan to a small crowd of supporters and stressed his focus on creating jobs, support of the Affordable Care Act and position as a political outsider from the “Norcross machine.” Minor, who’s in his 11th year as mayor of the township, is hoping to fill the seat... Read more →


Comments That Will Shock Today's Young Women

by Genevieve Wood March 25, 2014 at 11:38 am President Barack Obama and feminist Gloria Steinem before Steinem received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. Photo: Paul Hennessy/Polaris/Newscom Liberal feminist icon Gloria Steinem turns 80 today. She once said that “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Yet for all her talk about equality and rights, one right she worked diligently to deny millions of both sexes was the right to be born and celebrate birthdays of their own. Once again, in her view, a “woman’s right” trumped the rights of another—in... Read more →


2016: Hillary Still Thinking About Second Presidential Run

ADVERTISEMENT (space donated by CNBNews.net By MyrnaLaboureyas Tempe, AZ (March 24, 2014)--Hillary Clinton again hinted that she may run for president in 2016 on Saturday night, telling an audience in Arizona she was “very much concerned” about the direction of the country and was considering “all kinds of decisions” about her future. The former US secretary of state and first lady, who was beaten by Barack Obama to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, said at a Clinton Global Initiative event at Arizona State University in Tempe that she was particularly keen to tackle climate change. Following a discussion with her... Read more →


ProfNet Experts Available on General Motors Recall, Tax Returns, More

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from theProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of... Read more →


Sam’s Italian Market and Bakery Announces Annual Easter Egg Raffle

Sam’s Italian Market and Bakery (http://www.samsitalianmarket.net) is excited to announce the annual Easter Egg Raffle from March 28 - April 18. The winner will receive a ten pound, three-foot tall, hollow, imported Italian chocolate Easter egg. Sam’s Italian Market and Bakery Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 This is Sam’s Italian Market and Bakery’s fourth year raffling off the Easter egg with all proceeds going to the non-profit, Gia Nicole Angel Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the daily functioning of a child with special needs and his or her family by awarding assistance through the purchase of a... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Warning! Cutbacks are Possible in St. Mary's Parish/Headcount on Sunday

ADVERTISEMENT (space donated by CNBNews.net) Published October 10, 2007 "Sad to say, the present situation here in St. Mary's is not impressive," Father Curran, pastor OUR PARISH GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Since Bishop Galante started his "Speak-up" Sessions in March of 2005, he has constantly talked of his Vision for the Church in the Diocese of Camden and for each parish. He wants each parish to become a Vibrant, Dynamic Faith Community. This is especially true since the parishes of the Diocese have been meeting in their respective deaneries to discuss the future of each parish. Our deanery had a meeting with representatives... Read more →


Tobacco Users Caught Up in Insurer’s Obamacare “Glitch”

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, March 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. After signing up for coverage and disclosing they were smokers, about 100 New Hampshire consumers, including Terry Wetherby, find their new Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield policies canceled because they were charged incorrect “non-smoker” rates. Retired New Hampshire nurse Terry Wetherby doesn’t hide the fact that she smokes. She checked the box on HealthCare.govsaying she uses tobacco and fully expected to pay more for her insurance policy under the Affordable Care Act. “It’s not a secret at all,” she said. Terry Wetherby (Photo courtesy of Terry Wetherby) Wetherby dutifullypaid the premiumAnthem... Read more →


EMTs Can Now Administer Overdose Antidote

With Closing of Loophole State Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd New Jersey's so-called Good Samaritan law, signed last year by Gov. Chris Christie, provides immunity for those who contact emergency responders after an overdose occurs -- as well as to those who help save the lives of victims by administering an antidote known as nalaxone. But due to a legal loophole, the Overdose Prevention Act did not apply specifically to EMTs, which meant that they could not use nalaxone, which is sold under the trade name Narcan. That loophole was closed last week when the administration signed a waiverending the unintentional restriction... Read more →


Cape May Gay Friendly LBGT Accommodations

By: Ryan Reclaim, March 23, 2014 at 4:29:34 EDT Cape May LBGT Gay Community Find Gay LBGT Information for your stay in Cape May this Summer Gables of Cape May – GABLES of Cape May County was organized in 1995 as part of an effort to establish an organization in every NJ County with a similar mission. At present, GABLES is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) group at the furthest point in South Jersey. We currently have over 200 dues paying members. GABLES is an I.R.S. registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. GABLES publishes a bi-monthly newsletter and maintains a popular website,... Read more →