Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cinnaminson Burglary February 27-28, 2009 (Update)

Here's a Philadelphia Inquirer update on the burglaries I blogged about back in Feburary...

Police in Delran, Cinnaminson and Moorestown have charged a 44-year-old Camden woman with breaking into homes to steal jewelry and other items.

Rita A. Goodrich was charged with committing daytime burglaries at homes on Sharrow Vale Road and Princeton Drive in Delran on Feb. 19 and Feb. 23 and at a home on Fellswood Drive in Moorestown on March 3, police said.

She also was charged with unspecified burglaries in Cinnaminson, police said.
Investigators said Goodrich was connected to the crimes following her arrest March 4 after a break-in at a home in Pennsauken, Camden County.

Goodrich remains lodged in Camden County Jail, police said. Her bail was not available.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Advocare Family Medicine---Update, Thursday, March 12, 2009

Could it have been my blog posting?

My wife's doctor's office called today with the results (partial results, anyway) of her blood test taken exactly 3 weeks ago.

Her total cholesterol is down---the results of her hard work with her workouts!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Advocare Family Medicine--Mt. Laurel, NJ

Wow, it really takes a lot to make my wife angry, but she is, so I thought I would blog about it.

3 weeks ago tomorrow, that is to say Thursday, February 19th, she visited the Advocate Family Medicine Practice at 3115 Route 38 in Mount Laurel, NJ.

She really likes the doctor there--she sees Dr. Coogan now, used to see Dr. Sharkey.

Dr. Coogan was really worried about her cholesterol history, and wrote her a prescription for a cholesterol medication. She's not thrilled to be taking them, and was hoping that the blood work they did that day would eliminate the need to take the medicine.

Well, a week went by with no call about the magic cholesterol number.

My wife starting taking the medicine, didn't like the side effects, and stopped taking the medicine.

She called, and was told that the blood results were in, but they were sitting in the Doctor's office.

Two weeks went by with no return call.

She called once again, left a message, and even asked to have the results faxed to my office (we can read the results ourselves :)


She called a 3rd time, left another message.


She called Monday, and was told that only the doctor can tell her the results. No one else, and the doctor isn't in the office until Tuesday.

Tuesday came and went---no phone call.

Today she drove to the office, and asked for the results.

They told her no. The doctor will be in on Thursday. He'll call her.

In desperation, she set up an appointment to see him next Tuesday. She naively believes that she will not be billed for this visit. I'm sure she will be. Was that the idea behind the delay all along---to require a follow up visit to get the results.

Tomorrow I'm visiting my doctor for my annual checkup.

If history repeats itself, I will have blood drawn tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) and sometime Friday afternoon, a nurse or receptionist at his office will call me to tell me what my PSA number is and also what my cholesterol number is.

3115 Route 38Advocare Family Medicine AssociatesMount Laurel, NJ 08054

Sunday, March 8, 2009

PATCO Woodcrest NJ Station---March 6, 2009

My wife and I used the Woodcrest station of New Jersey's PATCO line to get to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Friday, March 6, 2009.

We had previously driven to the Collingswood station, but last year, it was next to impossible to find parking, so I decided to drive to Woodcrest instead.

All told, the drive was probably no longer from our house then getting to the Collingswood station, and a lot more pleasurable.

For once, we didn't have to pay to park---there was plenty of available parking.

Secondly, upon entering the station, there was a very nice lady there from PATCO who helped us buy tickets in the machine--she had memorized the codes for a Round Trip fare to Philadelphia (C-J-A-B-F) Don't use these, I'm sure they are wrong.

The only problem is that the fare machines don't take Credit Cards--so we had to pay with cash, and the change comes in Susan B. Anthony's.

I didn't catch her name, and didn't see a name tag, otherwise I would tell you who this very helpful employee was.

Cinnaminson NJ (08077) Post Office Now able to accept APO mailings---Friday, March 6th

I blogged last week about the Cinnaminson Post Office not being able to process the Export form necessary when mailing APO (military) parcels. I eventually needed to mail my package at the Riverton Post Office.

I went to the Cinnaminson Post Office on Friday, March 6th (my birthday :) and they told me the software glitch was now fixed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cinnaminson NJ (08077) Post Office unable to process APO (Military) mailings---March 3, 2009

This may be just a temporary software glitch, but I was distressed today to find that I was unable to mail a box to a member of a military whose address was an APO (Military) address.

I was told by the Postal Clerk that this problem is being caused by a software glitch in a new system they are working with---and apparently today isn't the first day it's happened, they had to turn away other potential customers last week.

APO addresses are for overseas military, so it's ironic that a branch of the US Government is unable to ship to their own soldiers. Furthermore, apparently the new system wants to know the destination country, which is in many cases secret or classified---certainly something I don't know.

The workaround, apparently, is to go to another Post Office that is not trying out this new software---Palmyra, Riverton, or Delran.

I'll keep you posted on updates.

Cinnaminson Burglaries---Reverse 9-1-1 Call tonight (March 3, 2009)

I had reported earlier this week about a spate of Cinnaminson NJ Burglaries, and pondered why this hasn't been reported to residents via the Township's Reverse 9-1-1 capability.

Guess what?

Tonight we received a phone call from an Automated Burlington County Reverse 9-1-1 system alerting us to the burglaries in our township, and warning us that the pattern seems to be that of a woman knocking on the front door.

If there's no answer, apparently that is the key to enter the premises.

All township residents are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious people and vehicles.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cinnaminson Burglary February 27-28, 2009

From the Burlington County Times---would this be a good use for the reverse 911 system that's already in use in Cinnaminson.

Cinnaminson Police are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime between 11:30 a.m. Friday and 11:15 a.m. Saturday on the 800 block of Hilltop Road, police said.

Police said burglars entered through a rear double pane glass window and stole jewelry, as well as other items. Police have reported three other burglaries in the township during the last two weeks including on the 2400 block of Beverly Road, the 200 block of Locust Lane and the 400 block of Buttonwood Drive.

Police are asking residents to report on any suspicious vehicles or pedestrians.