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August 2016

SAINT GABRIEL’S HALL STUDENT RECEIVES 2016 PENNSYLVANIA GED® GRADUATE AWARD

PHILADELPHIA PA--Felix Alberto of North Philadelphia, a recent graduate of Saint Gabriel’s Hall of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was honored as Pennsylvania’s GED® Student of the Year. As part of this recognition, he received a $1,000 dollar scholarship to the college of his choice and an iPad. Graduates were nominated by their educators for their outstanding determination, hard work, and perseverance to pass the GED® test. The award was presented by GED® Testing Service at its national Annual Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. Felix Alberto had a difficult childhood, facing poverty and neglect, but found caring support... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 15-21

Reminder for the week: Recreational crabbers should review rules before crabbing DOVER (Aug. 26, 2016) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Aug. 15-21 made 2,546 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 434 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 59 complaints and issued 41 citations, two of which were related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail, where there is an... Read more →


Camden County Prosecutor's Office Seeking Public's Help In A Motor Vehicle Crash

CAMDEN CITY N.J. August 26, 2016--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in a motor vehicle crash investigation. The crash occurred at the intersection of Rt. 38 and Chestnut Street in Cherry Hill at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 225-8512. Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. Related articles CNB CRIME: Pennsauken Man Pleads Guilty in Double Fatal Merchantville Crash Pennsauken Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Double Fatal Merchantville Crash Man admits to fatal crash that killed N.J.... Read more →


Two Duke Players Surprise Four-Year-Old at Birthday Party

DURHAM, N.C. — It began with a simple birthday wish. Beckham Prescott, who was to turn 4, wanted some football players at his birthday party. Beckham, born in Arkansas, is a Razorbacks fan and often can be seen in an Arkansas helmet that's regulation-sized and bounces about his head. But this party was to be held… Read more →


Maine-Indwell from New York Wins Little League World Series Title

When the last out of the 70th Little League Baseball World Series was marked in the scorebook, and Maine-Endwell Little League from New York began to celebrate its 2-1 victory over South Korea's East Seoul Little League it had made its own history. A World Championship Game win was the first by a United States Champion since Huntington Beach, Calif., took the title in 2011. As a region, Mid-Atlantic became champ for the first time since 1998, when Toms River (N.J.) East Little League (from the East Region), powered by current Major Leaguer Todd Frazier, captured the banner. Ryan Harlost... Read more →


Bridgeton Man Dies In Motor Vehicle Crash

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP --Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief George Smith reported a car crash Sunday morning around 4:28 a.m. left one man dead. Ricky Dawkins, 59, of Bridgeton, NJ died in a one car crash when the 2004 Honda Accord that he was driving struck a curb and a utility pole near the intersection of Chews Landing Road and Sicklerville Road. The incident is under investigation by Detectives from the Winslow Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. No additional information can be released at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden... Read more →


Maiden Commercial Voyage of the Betsy Ross, the Region's Newest "Luxury" Ferry Sept. 1

WEEHAWKEN - Commuters will get free sewing kits to celebrate the maiden commercial voyage of the Betsy Ross, the region's newest "luxury" ferry, which will begin service on Sept. 1 between the Jersey Shore and the New York Harbor region, its operator announced Wednesday. The Betsy Ross, named for the Revolutionary War heroine famous for stitching… Read more →


CNB CRIME: $50,000 Reward Offered for Killer of 8-Year-Old Camden City Girl

CAMDEN CITY N.J. AUGUST 28, 2016--The Camden County Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Citizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley are now offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of 8-year-old Gabrielle Hill Carter – who died after being struck by gunfire just before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, during a shooting on the 900 block of South 8th Street. This substantial reward has been made possible thanks to contributions from several parties, including the Norcross family, whose contribution today raised the reward to... Read more →


Obituary : Krzysztof Pastula of Laurel Springs, age 65

On August 25, 2016. Age 65. Of Laurel Springs. Formerly of Philadelphia. Loving husband of the late Irena Pastula, beloved father of Hannah Pastula, cherished grandfather of Maximilian Pastula, son of Maria Pastula and the late Stanislaw Pastula and brother of Stanislawa Grodecka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 1st at 10:30 am at St. John Cantius Parish CHAPEL, 4415 Almond Street, Philadelphia, PA where family and friends may visit from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4268 Richmond Street, Philadelphia. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com... Read more →


Largest Demolition Project in State History Improves Neighborhoods in Camden City

Related: Camden, A Giant Blackhole for Taxpayers Bucks The South Jersey Democrat Party Elite CAMDEN CITY N.J. - The last phase of the largest residential demolition project in state history aimed at eliminating 591 blighted structures throughout the City of Camden is nearing completion. The project, which began in January of 2015, has demolished, properly disposed of material and remediated more than 500 properties throughout the city. Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. talked about the impact this project will have on the city moving forward. “The size and scope of this project is massive and unprecedented in the state of... Read more →


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Protesting, Disrespects America

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been refusing to stand for the national anthem before NFL games in protest because the US "oppresses black people and people of colour". Kaepernick sat on the team's bench on Friday night during the anthem before a pre-season game, drawing boos from some fans and attracting criticism on social… Read more →


Bellmawr's Teachers' Contract at Impasse - SJO

South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J.--Thursday afternoon (August 25) a group of teachers and their supporters gathered in front of Bell Oaks School in advance of the mediation meeting that was scheduled to take place at 3:30 p.m. Holding signs as they stood on Bell Road, the group showed solidarity by wearing red shirts. Bellmawr’s teachers have been working without a contract since June 30. Following the August 25 Board of Education meeting, member Eric Hoban provided an updated on the teachers’ contract by stating that negotiations are at an impasse and that a second mediation was scheduled. Ed Beail speaking... Read more →


AMERICAN HERO: Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California

Related: American Hero DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California, died Aug. 23 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his patrol while conducting dismounted operations. The incident is under investigation. Thompson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at 910-432-6005, or pao@soc.mil. Related articles American soldier killed in Afghanistan... Read more →


FOR YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS, SOME DRILLS CAN POSE HIGHER RISKS OF INJURY THAN GAMES

Image: (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Newswise — CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (AUGUST 23, 2016). Seventy percent of football players in the US are youths 9 to 14 years of age, yet most data on head impacts sustained in this sport have been from high school, college, and professional football players. This makes it difficult to make informed decisions on how best to structure practices and games to protect younger players from concussion. A new study reported in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics will hopefully change that. It focuses on these younger players and the head impacts they sustain throughout the football season and... Read more →


VAPING MAY LEAD TO FEWER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS FOR EX-SMOKERS

Newswise — The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The on-line survey of 941 respondents assessed subjective changes in respiratory symptoms in smokers who switched to vaping for at least two months. The results, published in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, show that 66 per cent of respondents reported an improvement in respiratory symptoms, 29 per cent reported no change and 5 per cent reported worsening. Senior author Professor Peter Hajek from QMUL said: "There is no doubt... Read more →


Camden County Freeholders Present 2016 Cardio on the Cooper

(August 25, 2016) - The Camden County Board of Freeholders is proud to present the return of Cardio on the Cooper, a FREE 60 minute, calorie annihilating outdoor workout. Power your way through challenging cardio and resistance circuits to build strength and endurance. All levels of participation are welcome! Please bring your own exercise mat. Tuesdays at 5pm from September 6, 2016 to October 25, 2016. Jack Curtis Stadium (Intersection of North Park Drive and McClellan Avenue, Pennsauken Township, NJ) Meet your instructor: Dana is an A.C.E. certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Proficient in all modalities of fitness... Read more →


N.J. Public Pension System Among Worst-Funded in U.S.

TRENTON -- New Jersey's public pension fund is shakier than all but two U.S. states also known for their notoriously underfunded retirement systems, according to a new comparison by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The pension fund was just 42 percent funded in 2014, based on the latest data available for 238 retirement plans in 50 states,… Read more →


Listen to Snoopy: September is Library Card Sign-up Month

World’s most famous beagle urges kids, students, even adults – to get one now! – Snoopy returns as Honorary Chair for Library Card sign-up month this September. (ALA Graphics)] VOORHEES, NJ – Aug. 23, 2016 – Snoopy is back in the library to make sure everyone gets a library card. The American Library Association has once again enlisted the world’s most famous beagle to tell everyone that September is Library Card Sign-up Month, inviting them to join their local public library. Libraries are not just places to find and borrow books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth... Read more →


Christine Flowers: Disgusted by anti-Catholic rhetoric of campaign

They told me not to overreact. Read the comments "in context," they said. And, after all, Christine, you're an immigration lawyer; you have a tendency to blow these things out of proportion. Chill, lady. Go say a rosary and call us in the morning. That's pretty much the reaction I got when I posted Stephen Bannon's… Read more →


CNB April 2012 Archives: Gloucester City School Budget Goes Up $1.7 Million

photo credit Anne Forline GLOUCESTER CITY N.J.--Quality Public Speakers - All smiles after doing a great job making presentations about their schools during the recent Gloucester Board of Education meeting are, from left: Charles Stewart of Cold Springs School, Ryan Beswick of Mary Ethel Costello and Raquel Cannon of the Highland Park Program for Success. SCHOOL BUDGET UP!-The Board approved a $47,641,266 proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year which is $1,795,725 more than last years figure of $45,845,541. The school budget stayed within the 2 percent cap so voters will not decide on it during the November General Election.... Read more →


N.J. Sierra Club: Sports Authority $1.15 Billion Sell Out for American 'Scheme' Mall

press release The Sports and Exposition Authority has approved a package of $1.15 billion in bonds today to build the American Dream mall in the Meadowlands. This decision comes after Department of Community Affairs approved a $800 million in bonds sale that would help fund the completion of the $5 billion America Dream Mall. This funding is in addition to the $350 million from the Economic Development Authority tax break given last year totaling $1.15 billion in taxpayer money. This reason the NJSEA and DCA are stepping in is because the Bergen County Improvement Authority had promised to issue the... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Chews Landing Fire Dept. Receives $197,766 Grant

Cherry Hill, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today, AUGUST 26, 2016announced a $197,766 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant for the Chews Landing Fire Department in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. “These federal funds will help our local heroes hire the personnel they need to keep our neighbors safe. I’m happy to have supported this grant application and am grateful these firefighters will be well-equipped when responding to emergencies,” said Rep. Donald Norcross. The funds will enable the Chews Landing Fire Department to provide salary and benefits for an additional firefighter for two years,... Read more →


CNB HUNTING FISHING: Skates and Stingrays of New Jersey

English: Barndoor skate (Dipturus laevis) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) by Brielle Colledge, Hourly Fisheries Technician Bureau of Marine Fisheries August 26, 2016 -Have you ever been swimming in the ocean and seen what you thought was a shark fin? Or how about you fisherman, thinking you're reeling in a massive fish and it ends up being a skate (Rajidae) or stingray (Dasyatidae)? I know this has happened to me on more than one occasion. You're all excited thinking you've got a big one and it's going to be a record breaker. Then you finally see it and it's a big disappointment;... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT'S WEEKLY COLUMN: A NEW OVERVIEW OF A CONTESTED SUBJECT

by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput The goal of my column this week is simple: pointing readers to The New Atlantis, one of the nation’s best journals about science, technology and their intersection with ethics. Earlier this week (August 22), The New Atlantis released an important new overview of nearly 200 peer-reviewed studies from the 1950s to the present on issues of sexuality and gender identity, with findings from the biological, psychological and social sciences. The overview, entitled “Sexuality and Gender,” can be found on line here http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/preface-sexuality-and-gender. While the body of the overview may be data-dense for the average reader,... Read more →


CNB CRIME: West Deptford Couple was Murdered Says Medical Examiner

WEST DEPTFORD N.J. AUGUST 28, 2016--Autopsies today. (8/27) by.the Gloucester County Medical Examiner concluded that the cause of death of 58-year-old Edward M. Coles Jr. and 55-year-old Rosemarie P. Coles was blunt head trauma. The manner of death of the husband and wife who police found deceased in their West Deptford Township NJ home Friday morning (8/26) was homicide, the autopsies determined. The findings were consistent with evidence investigators recovered from the couple's Pennfield Drive home. Ryan Coles (DOB 12/26/87), the couple's son, who lived with them, was charged Friday. (8/26) with their beating deaths. Initially transported to Inspira Hospital,... Read more →


N.J. School Cafeteria Workers Demand $15 an Hour Pay

NEWARK -- They are joining fast food, airport, and thousands of other workers in what has become known as the "fight for $15." School cafeteria workers are the latest group to demand $15 an hour pay, which representatives from their 32BJ food service workers union say would be a significant jump from the $9 to $13… Read more →


New strategy holds promise for detecting bacterial infections in newborns

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have shown that it’s possible to diagnose a bacterial infection from a small sample of blood — based on the immune system’s response to the bacteria — in infants with fevers who are 2 months of age or younger. With additional research, the new technique could be an improvement over the standard method, which requires isolating live bacteria from blood, urine or spinal fluid and growing them in a laboratory culture. The study, funded in part by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), appears in... Read more →


WATCH: 86,000 Plus Criminal Aliens Released by Home Security

This is why Trump’s platform about illegal immigration is resonating with so many Americans. Watch this and pass it on, only 3½ minutes. It’s dated April 28, 2016. This is staggering. Absolutely unbelievable. And it gets NO press. Chairman Chaffetz Opener - Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security ~link submitted by Bonnie Related articles ICE program failing to rid US of dangerous illegal immigrants, analysts say Busy Weekend for Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector | CNBNews Former Houston police officer, wife sentenced for transporting undocumented relatives ICE program failing to rid US of dangerous... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Vol. 3 No. 10 (August 28, 2016) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Cartoon characters' self-awareness Fun Family a cynical caricature of comic strip Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Liberty according to Trump Read more →


CNB CRIME: Fraud trial delayed for Florida Doctor Linked to Sen. Menendez corruption case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The trial on health care fraud charges has been delayed until spring for a prominent Florida eye doctor also linked to a corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez. A West Palm Beach federal judge ruled Thursday that Dr. Salomon Melgen should stand trial beginning March 6. The trial had… Read more →


John Pettit, of Pennsauken Guilty in Fight that Killed Patron

PHILADELPHIA -- The former manager of a Philadelphia strip club who punched and killed a man in 2009 was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday, according to Philly.com. A jury found the 55-year-old man, John Pettit, of Pennsauken, guilty in June of third-degree murder. The incident outside the gentleman's club left Jimmy Koons with a… Read more →


Newest 'luxury' commuter ferry to begin Jersey Shore service Sept. 1

WEEHAWKEN - Commuters will get free sewing kits to celebrate the maiden commercial voyage of the Betsy Ross, the region's newest "luxury" ferry, which will begin service on Sept. 1 between the Jersey Shore and the New York Harbor region, its operator announced Wednesday. The Betsy Ross, named for the Revolutionary War heroine famous for stitching… Read more →


Guest Opinion: Christie's Fairness Formula Will Kill Preschool

Related: (Part One) Gloucester City Schools Have Received Nearly $1 Billion Gloucester City History Gloucester City High School Editorial : Eventually The Well Will Run Dry There are very few unchallenged successes in New Jersey's long effort to improve school performance, but preschool is one of them. Calling our state-funded preschools "baby-sitting" programs, as Gov. Christie has done, is just plain ignorant. The fact is, New Jersey is among the top states in national rankings of preschool quality, and research shows the… Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Objectivity (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Recently, I reached out for help with a dog on social media. As a professional, I recognized that, due to my love for the dog, I had lost my objectivity and could not properly issue the restrictions and boundaries needed in order to correct the dog's behavior. Sometimes, we come to love a pet so much that the pet begins to 'rule the roost'. This is a no-win situation. Dogs must be made to understand that they are not the decision-makers in the family. They do not decide when to bark, attack, or potty. They are... Read more →


Elizabethtown College welcomes Momentum students

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (08/25/2016)-- Elizabethtown College welcomed 57 Momentum students to campus this week. Among those students are: Hannah Melcher of North Wildwood (08260), NJ Helen Rodefeld of Mount Laurel (08054), NJ Jonathan Standke of Cherry Hill (08002), NJ Momentum is a voluntary, interdisciplinary approach to introducing first-generation college students to the Liberal Arts and Sciences and helps them prepare for the academic expectations of college. Elizabethtown College, located in historic Lancaster County in south-central Pennsylvania, is a private coed institution offering more than four dozen liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education degrees. Learn... Read more →


News in Pictures: Images of the Medical Response to the Flooding in Louisiana

Louisiana flood survivor hugs NDMS responder-A survivor of the recent Louisiana flooding hugs Pamela Quick, an NDMS professional, while his wife, receives medical attention from Commander Pascale Lecuire, a physician assistant from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps stationed at FCC Butler, North Carolina. AUGUST 25, 2016--In the wake of the historic floods that have spread throughout Louisiana, ASPR has responded by sending medical professionals from the National Disaster Medical System to provide medical support. The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response also traveled to Louisiana to meet with senior officials from the Louisiana Department of Health and talk... Read more →


Nine Widener University Freshmen Named Apogee Scholars

CHESTER, PA (08/24/2016)-- Nine Widener University freshmen have been named Apogee Scholars by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener recognizing their high potential for leading change on campus and in their communities. The students are also recipients of the Widener High School Leadership Award and received a $20,000 scholarship to attend Widener. The new class of Apogee Scholars includes: Robert Erianne of Rosenhayn, N.J., a graduate of Cumberland Regional High School who is studying biochemistry at Widener. Albert Fimple of Pine Hill, N.J., a graduate of Overbrook Regional Senior High School who is studying communication studies at Widener. Justin Graves... Read more →


Season 11 of ‘The Met Opera Live in HD’ Series Features 10 Classics;

Curtain Rises October 8 at Select Carmike Cinemas Nationwide Carmike Cinemas’ Alternative Programming Division today announced the highly anticipated upcoming season of exceptional operatic performances of The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, which will be shown at 25 of its cinemas around the country beginning Saturday, October 8. The presentation of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde marks the 100th in-theater transmission for devoted cinemagoer fans since the Met LIVE series was introduced to audiences 11 years ago. The new 2016-17 Series features 10 upcoming top titles performed on the great stage of the famed Metropolitan Opera House, located at Lincoln Center... Read more →


POTENTIALLY DEADLY HEART CONDITION PLAGUES FAMILY MEMBERS AROUND SAME AGE

Newswise — CHICAGO—People with a family member who had an aortic dissection—a spontaneous tear in one of the body’s main arteries—should take note of the age that family member was when the aortic dissection occurred. According to a new study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, aortic dissections have the potential to run in families and often occur within 10 years of the same age. Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Elefteriades and the Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut Ascending, descending, and abdominal aortas “This study allows us to better appreciate the playbook of aortic dissection,”... Read more →


“A Living Memorial” — Dedicated to All Victims of September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath

— One of Four Consecutive Concerts Beginning September 9th Morristown,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) August 25, 2016 -MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016, AT 7 PM The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture, in memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States and its aftermath, will present a concert featuring a performance of the Mozart Requiem, as well as African-American Spirituals and other works. The concert will take place at the historic Presbyterian Church in Morristown, founded in 1733. This beautiful church features the “Witherspoon Windows” in the sanctuary where the concert will... Read more →


DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to play a big role for Alabama in 2016

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2015, former St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, formerly the top player in the NJ.com Top 50, made an immediate impact on a program with no shortage of talent. The 6-1, 200-pounder out of Old Bridge accumulated 41 tackles, two interceptions (both returned for TDs), 10… Read more →


REPORT: N.J.'S WELL WATER IS AMONG NATION'S MOST CORROSIVE

TRENTON -- New Jersey's groundwater is among the "most corrosive" in the nation, putting the state's nearly 1 million people who rely on private well at risk for lead exposure, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The study by the U.S. Geological Survey said the risk is highest for people who live in… Read more →


Guest Opinion: What Uber and the Catholic Church Lawsuits have in Common

Taxi drivers are suing the city of Newark over its $10 million deal with Uber, the online ride-hailing company; they are losing riders and income from the competition. The Newark Archdiocese is suing the state of New Jersey over the state's alleged protection of private grave-diggers; the church wants to provide its own monuments (and to… Read more →


Eight-Year-Old Camden City Girl Dies

CAMDEN The little girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet Wednesday night has died, WABC 6 in Philadelphia reported. "(It's) official ladies n gentlemen my baby Gabrielle Hill Carter is no longer with us. Thank you all for ur prayers," her father, Will Phillips, said in a Facebook post Friday night. Shooting… Read more →


WWII Veteran Honored at Town Hall Meeting in Merchantville

MERCHANTVILLE N.J. - Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, Congressman Donald Norcross, and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt met in Merchantville yesterday for the most recent in a series of town hall meetings across Camden County called “your government, your neighborhood.” During the town hall meeting, World War II veteran Walter H. Stridick was honored for his service to our nation. Walter H. Stridick, of Merchantville, was born in 1926 in Camden. He was too young to enlist at the outbreak of World War II, so he volunteered his services as the neighborhood Air-Raid Warden. He convinced his parents to consent to his enlistment in... Read more →


N.J. NEWS COMMONS: CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES END OF ONLINE FEES FOR NJ DRIVER'S LICENSES

Say goodbye to online convenience fees and say hello to shorter wait times at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations. NJ.com says that was Gov. Christie's message to New Jersey motorists Wednesday when he announced changes to the MVC that are meant to expand online access and reduce wait times onsite. Star-Ledger political cartoonist Drew Sheneman expressed his gratitude to the governor in his latest work of art. RESUMPTION OF WORK AT AMERICAN DREAM MOVES STEPS CLOSER The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority unanimously approved two resolutions that could return hundreds of construction workers to the American Dream site... Read more →


WATCH: Jimmy Stewart’s Tribute to Beau

Big Geek Daddy Video of the Day-- Jimmy Stewart reads a poem about his dog Beau on the Johnny Carson Show in 1981. This is a wonderful poem written by a classic actor as a tribute to his dog and truly shows why dogs have earned the title “Man’s Best Friend”. If you have ever had a dog that you loved dearly it’ll be hard to not shed a tear along with Jimmy as he reads this poem. If you want to watch another classic video with Johnny Carson check out Copper Clappers. source BIG GEEK DAD Click Here to... Read more →


Trump Team Pennsylvania Rallies Saturday

Please join the Donald J Trump for President Campaign along with many dedicated volunteers and State Party Staff for our National Day of Action on Saturday, August 27th! Supporters can join us at any one of 11 locations across Pennsylvania. Please see below for locations and links to RSVP! Please follow the link associated with each location and sign up so that we know to expect you and can make sure we set aside a bumper sticker and yard sign for you! Crawford 10:00 AM http://pennsylvania-donaldtrump.nationbuilder.com/crawford_county_day_of_action_0827 Butler 10:00 AM http://pennsylvania-donaldtrump.nationbuilder.com/butler_county_day_of_action_0827 Westmoreland 9:00 AM http://pennsylvania-donaldtrump.nationbuilder.com/westmoreland_county_day_of_action_0827 Allegheny 9:00 AM http://pennsylvania-donaldtrump.nationbuilder.com/allegheny_county_day_of_action_0827 Franklin 10:00... Read more →