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Ghost of the Grant Administration On the General Mining Act of 1872 “Free gold, we’ve got free gold here, but wait there’s more – silver, uranium all the hardrock minerals you like – for free!” Ron Popeil, of Ronco, “Set-it-and-forget-it,” and Veg-o-Matic infomercial-fame may have died this week, but Uncle Sam has been a hardrock huckster for nearly 150 years. That’s right, President Grant signed the General Mining Act of 1872 and its royalty-free giveaway of precious hardrock minerals has remained virtually unchanged ever since. It’s costing us billions of dollars a year, creating billions in environmental liabilities, and it’s... Read more →

NEW JERSEY POLITICS: Swift Takes Hard Line on Crime During Police Forum

Calls for action to address radical, anti-police policies that have impacted communities NORTHFIELD – Last night at a law and public safety forum, Assembly candidate and former Deputy Attorney General Claire Swift was joined by gubernatorial candidate, Jack Ciattarelli to discuss the rising crime rate across the 2nd Legislative District. These growing concerns have forced local governing bodies to take action, most notably Atlantic City has enforced curfews to thwart the increasingly lawless behavior, especially among juveniles, that is driving down tourism, hurting small businesses and preventing families from feeling safe in some of the shore communities. Assembly candidate and... Read more →

Page 11: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt... Read more →

Special ProPublica Report: What Philadelphia Reveals About America’s Homicide Surge

Closed shops in North Philadelphia (image courtesy of unsplash.com by Alec MacGillis, ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Nakisha Billa’s son was still a baby when she decided to make their first flight to safety. It was early in 2000 and she and Domonic were living in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington, which had long suffered some of the highest crime rates in the city. Billa was 22, proud to be living in her... Read more →

CHUCKLES: The Old Man and The IRS Agent

Guy walks into a bar. Sits next to a blonde and asks her if she wants to hear a blonde joke. She says ok but first you should know I know karate and my two friends with me are blondes one is a kickboxer and the other a female body builder. you still want to tell that joke? The guy says "Hell No. I don't want to explain the same joke three times." ~PuppetStringsCut Video below The Old Man and The IRS Agent RELATED: Mosquitos Much Bigger This Year in South Jersey HUNTING AND FISHING CHUCKLES Read more →


The arrest was the direct result of the federal ‘All Hands On Deck’ initiative to reduce violent crime in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Darnell Jackson, a/k/a “Major Change,” 47, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged by Criminal Complaint on federal charges of murder-for-hire and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. In a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia alongside Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge for FBI Philadelphia’s Violent Crime Branch James Christie and Philadelphia Police Chief of Investigations Chief Inspector Frank Vanore, Acting U.S. Attorney Williams discussed the charges and... Read more →


Know Your Personality Type (NAPSI)—Backyarding—the trend to use the backyard for everything from tele-working to working out to relaxing—has a different purpose for each person. Identifying your backyard’s role in your family’s health and happiness is key to cultivating a purposeful outdoor space customized to your needs. “How do you a create a more purposeful outdoor space? First, you need to identify what type of ‘backyarder’ you are,” explains Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and the TurfMutt Foundation. “Then, you can get to work in your yard with that idea in mind.” Here... Read more →

(Video) Bewary ! West Nile Virus Found in Camden County

image courtesy of OMG LIVE (Lindenwold, NJ) – A Camden City man in his 60s has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). On July 16, the resident was admitted to a local hospital displaying symptoms consistent with WNV. Following treatment, he was discharged to a local sub-acute care center where he later expired. Laboratory testing returned positive results for WNV. image courtesy of OMG LIVE “West Nile Virus typically affects a small number of New Jersey residents each year, however the prevalence of the virus has been increasing recently,” said County Health Officer Dr. Paschal Nwako. “Our thoughts and... Read more →

Attention! Camden County Residents Free Emergency Training Available

This September, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer a free, 20-hour training curriculum to prepare interested Camden County residents to help protect themselves, their family, and their community during a disaster. The training consists of both practical exercises and classroom instruction, and includes: Recognizing types of hazards Disaster medical operations Fire safety Light search and rescue Lift and carries Debris removal techniques Door breaching Training will take place at the Charles P. Dougherty Sr. Center located at 508 Lambert Avenue in Mount Ephraim, and will take place on the following dates and times: Friday, September 10:... Read more →