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March 2014

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 of ’71) was best known for his sociable, warm personality; first-ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was an active member in the small town of Brooklawn, since 1984, which he liked to call “God’s Little Acre.” With his giving nature and love of Brooklawn, he... 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 often hitches on as a caboose to whatever legislation seems to be moving through the Capitol. At least in this Congress, there seems to be precious few legislative trains leaving the station, so they are moving forward in the open. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) said the tax extenders were... 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 take the new pop sensation, Zach Matari city to city including stops in Pittsburgh, PA, Philadelphia, PA and Atlantic City, NJ. The Teen Nation Tour will allow Zach Matari to be hands on and support this great anti bullying cause, something Zach feels strongly about, that no kid should... 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 site was the home of a GAF plant for many years. That plant closed around 1987, and it set empty until 1996 when Gloucester Point purchased it from GAF for $450,000. A few years ago the City of Gloucester purchased the old Harshaw Chemical/AMSPEC site, which is adjacent to... 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 a self-centered, immature and irresponsible person with far too much authority. -- Mark A. Friesel, Ewing For Trenton’s success, engage all stakeholders The Trenton Board of Education, faced with state and county mandates, has been forced to make cuts that are justified by fair formulas but without regard to... 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 a novel oral anticoagulant. The online survey, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of BIPI, included 300 licensed U.S. cardiologists who treat at least five NVAF patients per month. Cardiologists overwhelmingly responded that reducing the risk of ischemic stroke was their primary treatment goal for patients with NVAF (79... 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 down their instruments just because marching had become a little harder with age. Today Ralph's legacy is a tight, 32-piece, "string" band that offers up engaging toe-tapping concerts with timeless appeal. As Ray Kosyla, Assistant Music Director, and mummer with 46 years of experience noted, "These guys are the... 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 first time, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The number of American teenagers and adults who abuse prescription drugs is greater than those who use cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, compiled by the US Department... 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 effort after careful research and consideration," said Jesuit Father Scott Pilarz, ‘77, president of the Camden Catholic Board of Trustees and co-chair of The Campaign. "We have been fortunate to have the support of alumni and friends of the school during the annual fund drive each year, but the... 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 of customer service and to support our growth inPennsylvania, we are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome more people to the AT&T family." AT&T jobs are among the best in the world and full- and part-time positions include competitive wages and benefits. AT&T has more than 2,750 employees... 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 Fire Headquarters. A sea of participants cross Kings Highway as they are about to walk under the two aerial apparatuses arched with the American Flag courtesy of Pine Hill and Barrington Fire Department. The race is organized months in advance by 11 committee members that meet once and sometimes... 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 enrollment period draws to a close, the White House said, with 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov and 430,000 calls to the program’s call centers on Wednesday alone. The enrollment figure is up from five million a week ago (Joachim, 3/27). The Wall Street Journal: Health-Law Sign-Ups Top Six Million,... 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 October 27, 2012 he drove a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle into a 2006 Saturn on Route 30 near Cross London Avenue. The driver of the Saturn wasn’t seriously injured, but the passenger in the Volkswagen was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car, killing him. The passenger,... 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 prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. Syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted. The mission of the Drug... 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 is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter and other volunteers who work through more than 1,900 affiliates worldwide. Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by... 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 good laugh when your investigators use circumstantial evidence to embarrass your enemies or conclude your foes are lying. Leak the results of the 360-page report to The New York Times to get front-page coverage. Hold an hour-long press conference to comment on your self-exoneration. If reporters ask questions you... 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 of distracted driving. April has also been designated as National Distracted Driver awareness month. In 2012, 3328 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. For additional information on the dangers of distracted driving, visit NJ... 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 in Washington, D.C. Exploring his new surroundings on a weekend trip through New England, Cronen exited the Bedford, N.H., Toll Plaza and came across a mangled SUV lying on its passenger side. As one of the first responders on the scene, Cronen heard two young boys crying out for... 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 doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, PA, and Wilmington, DE, serve approximately 6,300 students. Widener is proud to... 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 Department since 2010. All three officers are assigned to the department’s proactive Community Safety Team. On March 21, the three officers demonstrated tremendous teamwork to make an arrest. The officers were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in Fairview at 10:30 p.m. when they encountered a masked... 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 on the governing body. No doubt he would have continued if it wasn't for the injuries he suffered in a traffic accident. He was also one of the founders to the Brooklawn Wiffle Ball Tournament, an annual event that has rasied thousands of dollars for local charities. Our condolences... 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 of St. Ann Regional School from 1985-2010. Wildwood Catholic High School and Cape Trinity Catholic School is now the home of the "Sister Mary Ellen Ford, SSJ Gymnasium." Sr. Mary Ellen was a former principal of the high school, leading the Crusader community from 1987-97, with the mantra, "small... 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 budget and aren’t surprised by a larger-than-expected tax bill in April. You must report and pay taxes on any kind of unemployment income, including both state and federally funded benefits. If you request it, the federal government will withhold 10 percent of your unemployment income toward your taxes. This... 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 mistakes and how you act. And I hope that as we go forward we can avoid this type of stuff because this has not been pleasant for anybody. Starting with the people that were caught in that traffic in Fort Lee from the 9th to the 13th of September... 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 officers have been doing additional checks of alley ways and vacant buildings in the city. Saturday, just before 2 p.m., Officer Edwin Cortez was on directed patrol checking abandoned structures near the corner of Kaighn and Marion Avenues. There the officer discovered an unconscious male prone on the ground.... 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 a wheelchair, said one of her three daughters, Kathy Underwood of Gloucester City. Cleary spent a lifetime opening her heart -- and often her wallet -- to strangers who became friends. Born in Pine Grove, Pa., near Pottsville, she was on her own at 16 after her parents' death.... 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 90 world-class wines to taste and delicious foods and desserts. Bottles of wine ranging in value from $25 to $300 can be won with purchase of a “cork” for the cork pull. Live and silent auctions will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on getaways, local experiences and services,... 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 written driver's test similar to the exam required for other New Jersey drivers, and then pass a road test. The legislation lists 12 categories of identification and proof of residency documents that could be used by undocumented residents seeking a driving card, including consular ID or valid passport; birth... 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 selecting their best fit Philadelphia restaurant. The 10 top Philadelphia fine dining establishments for March 2014 are: 1- Vetri 2- Butcher and Singer 3- The Farmers Cabinet 4- A.Kitchen 5- Barbuzzo 6- Gemelli on Main 7- The Dandelion 8- Talula's Garden 9- Il Pittore 10- Fish Philadelphia luxury restaurants... 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 left vacant by former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, who stepped down in February. Minor faces an uphill battle, however, as Norcross — brother of South Jersey powerbroker George Norcross — has already collected a laundry list of endorsements from local Democratic leaders. Minor, however, said he’s not worried. “I... 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 this case, an unborn child. The fact the Supreme Court is hearing a case today about employers being forced to include abortion-inducing drugs in their health plans—even if it violates an employer’s conscience—is in many respects a testament to the work of Steinem and others. It’s a good example... 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 husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, which was chaired by the talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel, Clinton was asked by a member of the audience: “Ms Clinton, if you won’t represent women in politics in America as future president, who will?” She replied: “Look, I am very much concerned about the... 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 thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect 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 specific item or items. This includes children with any physical disability or illness. Join the community in helping these children and their families by purchasing a raffle ticket(s) between March 28 and April 18. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 20. Sam’s Italian Market and Bakery, 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 of each parish in our deanery at St. Aloysius in Oaklyn on Tuesday, September 25th. Bishop Galante and members of the Diocesan Planning Team were in attendance. They reviewed the suggestions submitted to them this past July by the Deanery and recommended that all the suggestions be reviewed again... 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 Blue Cross and Blue Shield charged her for January and again for February — and believed she had coverage effective on Jan. 1. Then when Wetherby went to pay her March premium, she was told she couldn’t. A check arrived in the mail refunding her February premium with a... 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 on emergency medical personnel. The problem can be traced to the fact that the federal scope-of-practice guidelines and state regulations that govern which drugs EMTs can administer didn’t include naloxone. “No one foresaw this confusion, but the administration acted quickly once it saw there was some confusion,” said Roseanne... 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, we also publish a news update via email to interested recipients. GABLES will provide speakers for groups and organizations interested in learning more about GABLES or about the diverse LGBT community. Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance – .The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance is open to any business or... Read more →


Delia Associates Celebrates 50 Years in Business

ADVERTISEMENT (space donated by CNBNews.net) +++++ press release Whitehouse, NJ (March 25, 2014)–“When my father founded Delia Associates 50 years ago, he did so with a distinct purpose in mind,” says Ed Delia, President of Delia Associates, a NJ-based firm specializing in brand development, website development and search marketing. “He wanted to create a lasting legacy that would remain strong, long after he was gone.” Michael A. Delia, who established the company in 1964 and passed away in 2012, certainly achieved his dream, as the firm he founded is now celebrating its golden anniversary. “Fifty years in this industry is no small feat,” explains Ed Delia, who now heads the firm. “Since my father founded Delia Associates, countless traditional NJ-based advertising agencies that refused to change with the times have gone out of existence, and many others have been acquired by larger entities, some of which are headquartered outside the... Read more →


GTPD Investigation Yields Several Ounces of Marijuana, Prescription Pills and Drug Paraphernalia

GTPD Media Release March 26, 2014: The Gloucester Township Police Department’s Investigation Bureau - Special Investigations Unit recently concluded a thorough investigation into the sale of Controlled Dangerous Substances from a local residence in Gloucester Township. During the months of February/March of 2014, a local drug dealer was the focus of a prolonged police investigation. Eric P. Fleming, a 20 year old male from Gloucester Township, was reported to be distributing Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), specifically marijuana, from a residence on the unit block of Roosevelt Avenue in Gloucester Township. Information was received that Fleming was distributing significant quantities of marijuana from his residence in Gloucester Township. On 3-25-2014, the Gloucester Township Police’s Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at unit block of Roosevelt Avenue in Gloucester Township. Several ounces of marijuana, hashish oil, numerous packing materials, prescription pills (Adderrall), and significant quantities of U.S. currency were recovered. Fleming... Read more →


Springfield Avenue post office is the pits

Newark residents say Barry Carter/Star-Ledger March 23, 2014 at 6:05:00 EDT Dora Barnes wasn’t on the phone a hot minute when she was cut off Tuesday morning. Oh, no he didn’t. Click. Oh, yes he did. Someone at the Springfield Avenue Post Office in Newark hung up on her after she finally got through to inquire about her mail that was now three days late. It’s never on time, even with medical supplies and information Barnes needs to care for her 16-year-old granddaughter, who has cerebral palsy, scoliosis and spina bifida. “She’s missed appointments and referrals when it doesn’t come,’’ she said. “I rely on the post office for her.’’ To many patrons, it is the post office from hell. Disgusted customers are leaving blistering online reviews about snail-like service and rude, lackadaisical, unprofessional employees. The phone, they say, is always off the hook. Customers I talked to walking out... Read more →


March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of America announced its annual campaign to educate the public about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries. According to the group's web site, the goal of this campaign is to help prevent brain injuries, encourage research and education and bring hope to millions of Americans who are living with brain injuries. In the United States, 2.4 million people including 475,000 children sustain a brain injury each year New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 March has been designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). According to the group's web site, this is a time to call attention to the importance of spreading education and awareness about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries and the devastating impact they can have not only on the injured victims, but also their families. A traumatic brain injury occurs from any type of trauma... Read more →


Philadelphia's Stripes And Stars Festival

Commemorates Joint Birthdays Of The U.S. Flag And Army Daylong festival to take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army! This year's newly renamed Stripes and Stars Festival will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center. The day's events begin with a moving flag raising ceremony on the Constitution Center's front lawn followed by a patriotic parade of troops—past and present— to Independence Hall, where proclamations will be read for both the American flag and the U.S. Army. The Army will be represented in grand style with musical performances by military bands, demonstrations, tactical vehicle displays, and more. Organizations including... Read more →


Motivating a Child to Read

"To be successful at reading comprehension, students need to ..." (Photo credit: Ken Whytock) press release Turnersville, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) March 24, 2014 – Does your child read only when required? Does he or she push reading aside for other activities (such as video games or social media) or avoid reading altogether? Allyson Bernstein of the Turnersville Huntington Learning Center says there are a number of ways parents can encourage their children to read on their own. “Reading is a wonderful pastime, but as children become busier in and outside of school, it is very common to let it slip further down on their list of priority activities,” says Bernstein. “However, experience has taught us at Huntington that getting a child to read is all about being creative and making it fun.” Bernstein offers parents several suggestions on how to encourage their child to read: Make reading part of the... Read more →


ANOTHER SENSELESS MUGGING IN PHILADELPHIA, THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE | cnbnews.net

UPDATE: March 26, 2014 at 2pm TEENS ACCUSED OF TEMPLE UNIVERSITY ATTACK CHARGED AS ADULTS NORTH PHILADELPHIA - March 26, 2014 (WPVI) -- The District Attorney's Office has charged three teenagers as adults in connection with attacks on students near Temple University's campus. 16-year-old Najee Bilaal, 15-year-old Zaria Estes, and 15-year-old Kanesha Gainey have been charged with Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, Possession of an Instrument of a Crime, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. The girls have all been arraigned. Bail for Gainey was set at $75,000, and bail for Estes and Bilaal was set at $100,000 each. via abclocal.go.com +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ RELATED: WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS STOP? ANOTHER SENSELESS MUGGING .... By CNBNews PHILADELPHIA PA (March 26, 2014)—The five girls who were involved in a series of three attacks near Temple campus Friday night, March 21, 2014, surrendered to authorities today, according to philly.com . Police released a... Read more →


Guest Opinion: How Christie tore down Tesla

Star-Ledger Editorial Board March 22, 2014 at 7:18:00 PM EDT There’s not a whole lot of love out there for car salesmen. Who wouldn’t rather buy a car straight from the manufacturer, and avoid all the fees and sleaze? So you’d think our state would be cheering on Tesla Motors, an innovative American company that makes electric cars and sells them just like Apple sells iPads — direct from its store at the mall. But no. Instead we are chasing Tesla out of New Jersey, thanks to Gov. Chris Christie. His political minions at the state Motor Vehicle Commission recently voted to revoke Tesla’s license to sell cars, which the agency had previously issued under Gov. Jon Corzine. That means Tesla will no longer be allowed to sell from its showrooms at the Mall at Short Hills and Garden State Plaza. It adds New Jersey to just a handful of... Read more →


Watch: Activists Rescue 3 Bear Cubs in Kosovo

AssociatedPress March 23, 2014 at 17:51:02 EDT Animal rights activists say three brown bear cubs have been rescued from captivity, after authorities were tipped off by citizens who spotted photos of the cubs on Facebook. (March 23) This article, Raw: Activists Rescue 3 Bear Cubs in Kosovo, is syndicated fromAP Video and is posted here with permission. Copyright Associated Press 2014 Read more →


A Community Tip from the Winslow Township Police Department | cnbnews.net

Road Rage* (Photo credit: PDXdj) Road Rage Prevention and Awareness With the recent crime committed against one of our elderly community members over a senseless road rage incident, we encourage all of our township residents to read the following tips to avoid becoming a victim of ROAD RAGE. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS. In recent years, aggressive driving and road rage has increased on streets. When provoked, angry drivers have been known to commit acts of violence, including assaults and murder. It is important to recognize the warning signs of aggressive driving in order to avoid becoming involved in a potentially hazardous situation. Examples of aggressive driving include: tailgating, cutting off other vehicles, careless lane changes, speeding, and running red lights. Extremely aggressive driving can lead to road rage. Signs to be aware of include: obscene gestures, verbal assaults, intentionally crashing into other vehicles, and threatening to use weapons. In... Read more →


Shawn Michael Healy of Woodbury, age 35

(April 5, 1978 - March 22, 2014) Shawn Michael Healy, passed away at the age of 35 on March 22, 2014, of Woodbury. Beloved son of Diane Healy of New Jersey and his Father Kevin Healy and his wife Donna of California. Dear brother of Chad. Loving grandson of Theresa Hennessey. Dear cousin of Kelly and Godfather of Jonathan O’Brien and Jonathan White. Loving nephew of Noreen, Maureen, Elizabeth, Kathleen and Noelle. Also survived by many family members and friends. There will be a viewing from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm Thursday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Shawn’s memory to Make a Wish Foundation, 1347 Perrineville Rd., Monroe Twp., NJ 08831. Family and friends may share memories at www.GardnerFuneralHome.com. Related articles Gertrude J. Carbone, Longtime Bellmawr Resident, Camden Catholic... Read more →