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CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets: Lions Star Bowler Heading to MSU, 'Dirty Harry' Coming to SJ

by William E. Cleary


Gina Beebe (photo provided by family)

GHS BOWLER RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP--Gina Beebe, who graduated from Gloucester City High School in June, will be attending Morgan State University, (MSU) Baltimore, Md. in the fall. Gina’s goal is to be a nurse practitioner.

An outstanding bowler, Gina received a full scholarship to the DI college because of her skill, according to her parents, Shawn and Ed Zingaro, of Gloucester City.

Gina’s story was featured recently in a South Jersey Times article

“(Being the first bowler to get a full ride) is exciting,” said Beebe. “I like to do new things, expected to get this far and now that I have, I don’t want to stop.”
“I am so proud of her,” said Gloucester head coach Jen Grelle. “She has worked so hard the last four years, both during the season and outside the season. She is just a great kid all around and one of the team leaders. She worked really hard to get to point where she is now, and I know that she will excel at the next level.”

Grandparents are Rose and Anthony Sinigaglio and John and Charlene Bonaccorsi of West Palm Beach, FL. Great grandparents are Rose Donelson and Nancy and Bill Cline of Salem County.

'DIRTY HARRY' Coming to South Jersey--U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev), will be the

principal speaker at an August 4 fundraiser for Donald Norcross, a Democratic state senator
Senator Harry Reid (source Internet)

running for the seat vacated when Rep. Rob Andrews resigned earlier this year. Norcross, who is being opposed by former Eagles football player, Gary Cobb, is expected to win easily. For those living in other parts of the country, Norcross's brother George is South Jersey's major Democratic power broker, a deep-pocketed fundraiser, and a member of the Democratic National Committee.

From the National Journal

Reid and elements of his political operation have a long-standing relationship with the Norcrosses, explaining the majority leader's brief midsummer detour from Democrats' all-consuming efforts to keep the Senate this year. "George has stepped up to help Senator Reid a few times over the years, and I think this is reciprocal loyalty," said one source close to the South Jersey Democratic Party apparatus.

George Norcross, a wealthy insurance executive, donated to Reid's Senate campaign in 2003, according to federal records. But their relationship goes beyond that $2,000 donation. The two have a friendship going back 10 or 15 years, according to multiple sources, and Reid has helped Norcross's local party on several occasions. Ken Shuttleworth, a spokesman for Donald Norcross's campaign, recalled Reid appearing at a Camden County Democratic Committee fundraiser sometime between 2007 and 2010. (Donald Norcross is a cochairman of the county party.)

Tickets for the affair, which is being held at Cafe Lamberti, in Cherry Hill, are $2,600! For the record, Cherry Hill is just six miles from Camden City, one of the poorest cities, and one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. State Senator Norcross represents the City of Camden NJ, a Democratic stronghold for decades.  

GARY COBB photo source/ Twitter

Cobb said this of his opponent when he accepted his party's nomination in June. 

We all know we face a tough opponent.

The Norcross political machine believes they can pick and choose our elected officials at will.

They run politics like it’s their family business. And in this race it is…literally a family business.

And we all know that they are going to come at us with a ton of money.

They will spare no expense and I fully expect them to use secretly funded PACs to try and win this campaign, too.

That’s why I’m proud to announce that I have signed on as an early supporter of the American Anti-Corruption Act. We’ve got to clean up the political corruption in South Jersey.

It’s time to get big money out of politics.

It’s time to throw open the curtain on these secret mega-donors who want to try and affect the outcome of this campaign.

It’s time to return the system to the people.

- See full statement at Savejersey.com 

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Related: The Pen vs. The Gloucester City Democrat Party Machine: Part Two