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Bellmawr Police Officer Anthony Franklin Exonerated; Found Innocent Of All Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BELLMAWR, NJ (December 15, 2022)(CNBNews)--A Bellmawr Police Officer who was accused of sucker-punching a man at a wedding held at the Marion Catering Hall, Cinnaminson in May 2019 has been found innocent of all charges, according to court documents obtained by CNBNews. Those documents, dated December 14, 2020, from the Cinnaminson Municipal Court, titled “Civil Action Expungement Order, state in part, "THIS MATTER having resulted in an arrest/charge not resulting in a conviction or adjudication of delinquency (dismissal, acquittal, discharge without a find of guilt) for ANTHONY J. FRANKLIN, and it appears that the... Read more →

MAPLE SHADE PD ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory until 11:00AM Monday

The Maple Shade Township Police Department released the following information regarding tidal flooding in low-lying areas. * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE...Tidal areas of Atlantic, Cape May, and southeastern Burlington Counties in New Jersey. * WHEN...From 5 AM to 11 AM EST Monday. * IMPACTS...At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities, and along inland tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are possible. * AFFECTED AREAS: ATLANTIC ... CAPE MAY ... ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY ...... Read more →

Frank L. Caratola, age 96, of Bellmawr

Frank L. Caratola (Bellmawr, New Jersey), who passed away on January 13, 2022 at the age of 96. He was loved and cherished by many people including : his wife Jeannette; his children, Dean (Judy) and Denise (Tim); his grandchildren, Salvatore (Christina), Jennifer (James), Mariessa (Evan) and Tim Jr. Dear; his nephew Jim Spinelli (Eleanor); and his niece Ginger Catarina. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 19th 2022 from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM at the Annunciation Bvm Church (601 W Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031). A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 19th 2022 at 11:00... Read more →

Rowan's Marcellus Ross Scores 33 Points in Win Over Ramapo

MAHWAH,NJ – Marcellus Ross poured in a career-high 33 points and Rowan erased a 10-point second-half deficit to pick up an 80-72 win over Ramapo in NJAC men’s basketball action this afternoon. The Profs improve to 13-3 (6-3 NJAC) and snap a two-game losing streak in the process. Ross, who scored 25 points in the second half, connected on a personal best eight three-pointers in the game, while shooting 11-for-23 from the field. Andrew Seager added 11 points and seven rebounds while Josh Wright chipped in with 10 points off the bench for the Profs. Trailing 40-30 just two minutes... Read more →

Vernon J. Coultas Jr., age 44, of Gloucester City

On January 8, 2022. “Big Vern” Age 44. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Lacey Coultas (Maddie DelRossi), Colin Coultas (Trinity Booth), Wesley Coultas (Amber Strike); beloved son of Charles and Robin (Dilks) Harris. He is also survived by his grandson, Joshua Coultas; grandmother, Betty Dilks, and the late Robert Dilks; brother, Charles Harris, III (Jessica Ferry); sister, Deeanna Harris-Romeo and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 am at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Interment will be held at a later date. Family requests... Read more →

Alliance for Free Citizens Pleased with U.S. Supreme Court Decision

6-justice majority blocks Biden's vaccine mandate (Fairfax, Virginia) - On Thursday the Alliance for Free Citizens, a national grassroots organization dedicated to the restoration of constitutional principles, gained a major victory in the United States Supreme Court alongside other allied challengers. A 6-3 majority granted the petitioners' request to stay President Joe Biden's OSHA-enforced COVID-19 vaccine mandate while it is being reviewed in the 6th Circuit and potentially again by the Supreme Court. Holding that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lacked the statutory authority to issue the mandate, the Court stated: “The agency claims the power to force 84... Read more →

Peter "PJ" P. Braun, Jr., age 31, Succumbed to Injuries Sustained in Automobile Accident

Passed away on January 9, 2022, at the age of 31, from injuries sustained from a tragic automobile accident on September 23, 2003. Born in Elizabeth, NJ he was the son of the late Peter P. Braun, Sr., and Mary Anne E. Jackowsky. Peter is survived by his loving mother, Mary Anne Jackowsky; brother, Brandon Braun, and his niece, Karina Braun. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, January, 19th at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 25 Oak Street, Salem, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Wednesday, January 19 from 8:15 to... Read more →

Recruitment Pipeline

Foreseeing the shortage in talent A trend in the western world is the shortage of teachers. While not yet acute, industry will be affected in the long term. With education policy dictated for the most part by the government, companies will need to position themselves to improve their attractiveness to competent staff in the decades to come. A recent Review Paper (Nov 2021) submitted to Parliament identified a growing shortage in STEM teachers and, among its many recommendations, suggested improving salaries significantly more than what is currently planned. While the number of teachers did rise somewhat in the last couple... Read more →

David Brown Fatally Shot in Gloucester Twp.

Gloucester Township, N.J. – Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting outside an apartment building in Gloucester Township, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins. At approximately 11:35 p.m. on 1/13/2022, officers responded to the 1300 block of Blackwood-Clementon Road for reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located a male on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. He has been identified as David Brown, 28, of Clayton, N.J. The victim was transported to Jefferson Stratford Hospital. He succumbed to his injury at approximately 12:34 a.m. on 1/14/2022. Anyone with information is asked to... Read more →

Shaun Giberson, 40, of Point Pleasant Beach, Pleads Guilty to Terroristic Threats

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on January 7, 2022, Shaun Giberson, 40, of Point Pleasant Beach, pled guilty before the Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C., to Terroristic Threats in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3a,relative to threats made in Point Pleasant Borough on March 17, 2021. Giberson also pled guilty to Arson in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1b(1), in connection with an unrelated incident that occurred in Manchester Township on August 18, 2020. At the time of his sentencing on February 25, 2022, the State will be seeking a term of five years New Jersey State Prison as to each... Read more →

Marc Christopher, age 50, of Paulsboro, Persian Gulf War U.S. Naval Vet, Allegiance Band Member

Marc Christopher Russell, 50, born August 27, 1971 in Salem, New Jersey, entered into the arms of His loving Savior Jesus, on December 22, 2021. Marc is survived by his beloved wife of 11 years, Christina (Ward) Russell; father, John Faughnan Russell; mother, Gaye Diane (Nocon) Ishuin; brothers, John II, Jason, Jeremy, and Jesse Russell; sisters, Julianne Russell and Tifanie Ishuin; uncle, Gary Nocon; aunt, Lori Nocon; cousins, Rachael Handrinos, Lisa Spitale, Kathleen Griffith, Gary Nocon Jr., Jennifer Nocon; and nephews, Dominik, Cristian, Jakob and Carson Russell. Marc resided in Paulsboro, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Pennsville Memorial... Read more →

Resident of Westampton Charged with Possession, Distribution of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent announced that a 35-year-old Westampton Township man has been charged with possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material. Myles T. Doyle, of the first block of Fieldcrest Drive, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree and one Third Degree). He was arrested Tuesday at his residence and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He was ordered to be detained during a hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury... Read more →

Don't Ditch Those Cloth Masks Says Rutgers Dr.

Rutgers Microbiologist: The CDC is considering upgrading its guidance to recommend that people opt for highly protective N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 in the face of growing evidence that cloth masks are not effective against the Omicron variant. Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, M.D., director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, explains the reason for the evolving guidance and what to do if you only have a cloth mask available. Feel free to run quotes from our Q&A with Martin Blaser or contact Patti Verbanas to schedule an interview with him. What does the data show about cloth... Read more →

Jamal Preston, 27, of Egg Harbor Township, Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Arson

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on January 13, 2022, Jamal Preston, 27, of Egg Harbor Township, pled guilty before the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C., to one count of Aggravated Arson – by purposely or knowingly placing another in danger of death or bodily injury – in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1a(1), as well as a second count of Aggravated Arson – with purpose to destroy the building or structure of another – in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1a(2), relative to an incident that occurred in Lakewood Township on August 22, 2020. Additionally, Preston pled guilty to an unrelated... Read more →

Dusita Haydu (nee Nicolin), 61, of Westville

Dusita Haydu (nee Nicolin), on January 13, 2022, of Westville. Age 61. Beloved wife of the late Francisc Haydu. Devoted mother of Ildiko Haydu and Eva Haydu. Loving sister of Miodrag Nicolin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 12 noon to 1pm Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR, 200 S. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral service 1pm at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. Donations may be made in Dusita's memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or by visiting... Read more →

Two Bronx NY Residents Charged with Stealing Funds from New Jersey Senior Citizens

BARNEGAT, NJ--Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Barnegat Township Police Chief Keith A. Germain announced that on January 6, 2022, Jorge Peguero-Mendez, 34, and Richard Quinones-Perez, 24, both of the Bronx, New York, were each charged with Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4, as well as Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4. These charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Barnegat Township Police Department – with the assistance of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad – which revealed that an elderly victim residing in... Read more →

Teresa D. McGettigan (nee McGowan), of Audubon

Teresa D. McGettigan (nee McGowan), on January 13, 2022, of Audubon; formerly of Philadelphia. Age 76. Devoted mother of John McGettigan (Katy), Kevin McGettigan (Kim), Brian McGettigan (Kristin) and Denise Allman (Ben). Loving Grandmom of Haley, Samantha, Riley, Joshua, Zachary, Cara, Benjamin, Ryan, Sean, Casey, Eleanor and Louisa. Dear sister of Peg Gordon, Anne Sweeney, Lynn Maslo, Joseph McGowan, MaryJo McGowan and the late Eileen Duffy. There will be a visitation from 7pm to 9pm on Friday, January 21 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE and 8:45am to 9:45am on Saturday, January 22 at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601... Read more →

Anthony King, 34, of Jersey City Arrested in North Carolina in Connection with Murder of Ishamell McCany

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information: Anthony King, 34, has been charged in the Nov. 13, 2021 murder of Ishamell McCany.NJ DOC On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Anthony King, 34, of Jersey City was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina in connection with the fatal shooting of Ishamell McCany on November 13, 2021 in Jersey City. King was arrested at approximately 11:50 a.m. by members of the United States Marshals Service Eastern District of North Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force after members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force learned of... Read more →

Frank L. Caratola, age 96, of Bellmawr

Frank L. Caratola, on January 13, 2022, of Bellmawr; formerly of Camden. Age 96. Beloved husband of the late Jeannette (nee Salvatore). Devoted father of Dean (Judy) and Denise (Tim). Loving grandfather of Salvatore (Christina), Jennifer (James), Mariessa (Evan), and Tim Jr. Dear uncle of Jim Spinelli (Eleanor) and Ginger Catarina. Frank was an avid photographer and won a few awards for his photos. He was a carpenter by trade and loved helping his kids with projects around their homes. Frank proudly served in the US Navy during World War II in D-Day and would share harrowing stories about his... Read more →

Scarlet Knights Travel to Maryland Saturday, 2PM

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. XFinity Center - (College Park, Maryland) TV: Big Ten Network (PXP: Kevin Kugler, Color: Len Elmore) Radio: Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network (WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM; PXP: Jerry Recco and Color: Austin Johnson) WRSU 88.7 FM RU Student Radio PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Scarlet Knights are back on the road for the for the second away game in a row in College Park against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Scarlet Knights are looking to bounce back from a 66-49 loss at Penn State on Tuesday night in hopes... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story (VIII) Your Money: NJ Prescription Assistance for Elderly and Disabled

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor On January 6, 2022 Governor Phil Murphy announced that the income limits for prescription assistance had been increased by $10,000. That is true but may be confusing to people who never qualified before. There are actually two levels of assistance. The first is PAAD (Prescription Assistance for the Aged and Disabled) and the second is Senior Gold. It is only the Senior Gold’s income limit which has increased. PAAD’s income limit remains the same. PAAD – In short the requirements are the same as before. The requirements are: NJ Resident 65 and on Social Security... Read more →

Mrs. Marie T. Spingler, , age 91, Longtime Brooklawn Resident; Known for Her Love of Fashion

Surrounded by her loving family, Marie passed peacefully on January 12, 2022, at age 91. (nee Evans). Formerly of Brooklawn, NJ. Loving wife to late George Spingler Jr. Loving Mother of George (Lynda) Spingler III, Joan Carrero, & Gwen (Raymond) McKenney. Cherished grandmother of Monica (Tom) Ferry, Travis (Stephanie) Carrero, Tiffany (Blaise) Spingler, Raymond (Gwen) McKenney Jr., Justen Carrero, George (Sarah) Spingler IV, & Madison (Vincent) McKenney. Great-Grandmother of Peyton, Collins, Raegan, Tommy, Riley, Luke, Sloane, & Grayson. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Marie Evans, sister Margaret (Margie) Thompson, sister Joan (Bunny) O’Malley, and brother Charles Evans. Marie, known... Read more →

Guest Opinion: AZ Treasurer Kimberly Yee’s Stable Consistency Needed For The Times

By Marc Ang Being a California resident, but with many friends in Arizona, the gubernatorial race in my neighboring state was usually something I would only tangentially pay attention to. But these are unique times. The individual states and their governors are under a microscope as they deal with COVID and its shutdowns. In addition, my own state’s recall election failed so miserably that it makes sense to pay a little more attention to what’s going on in Nevada and Arizona. Considering the abject failure of the Democratic administration this past year, resulting in high gas prices, inflation and supply... Read more →

Tamara Brown, 58, of Haddon Heights, Owner of Diving School Sentenced to Prison for Wire Fraud

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (January 13, 2022)– The president and CEO of a commercial diving school was sentenced yesterday to 27 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the school and its students, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Tamara Brown, 58, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an information charging her with one count of wire fraud. Judge Rodriguez imposed the sentence yesterday by videoconference. According to documents filed in this case... Read more →

Where to Get Covid Test in Camden County

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners continues to expand testing capacity in the new year as demand is extremely high and COVID-19 cases have significantly increased across the region. The Board has opened new test sites at the Charles DePalma Public Works complex, the county complex at 2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden City and now lists three more locations by CAMCare Health Corporation. These new sites are being commissioned in tandem with the other county sites that are already operating at the Camden County Health Hub and Cooper testing locations. “Right now, the demand for testing is... Read more →