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June 2011

Government Charges 4 Philadelphia Men with RICO

PHILADELPHIA—United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, FBI Special Agent-in- Charge George Venizelos, and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, today announced the unsealing of a second superseding indictment1 against Kaboni Savage, Robert Merritt, Steven Northington, and Kidada Savage, charging each with conspiring to participate in a long-term, large-scale violent drug trafficking enterprise that operated primarily in the North Philadelphia area from... Read more →


HILLARY'S GIFT TO ROME: LADY GAGA -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo) is quoted as saying that the State Department was "instrumental in sealing the deal" for Lady Gaga to appear at the June 11 Euro Pride concert in Rome. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows: The Obama administration has U.S. troops fighting in four wars—Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen—and yet... Read more →


Group Overcomes Odds to Replenish Oyster Reefs -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia WILMINGTON, Del. — Sea captains employed by the Delaware Bay Oyster Restoration Task Force are currently wrapping up efforts to replenish oyster reefs off Delaware and New Jersey. This comes after the task force successfully raised $200,000 to continue its seven-year-old program. According to past experience, these efforts will boost the economies of local bayshore communities by... Read more →


Pennsylvania Deputy Shot, Killed - Officer.com

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. -- WGAL.com A shootout in Berks County Wednesday night killed two people, including a sheriff's deputy. Deputy Kyle Pagerly was shot while trying to serve a warrant in Albany Township, according to state police. Pagerly was part of a task force looking for Matthew Connor. The 25-year-old ran into the woods. When police found him, Connor was... Read more →


Bishop Galante: Change can be difficult -cnbnews.net

by Bishop Joseph Galante Bishop of the Camden Diocese We have been going through much change lately as we move to consolidate from 124 parishes to 70 in order to better serve six major pastoral priorities: the need for improved liturgy, lay ministry, the need for an increase in priestly vocations, developing outreach to young adults and youth, compassionate outreach... Read more →


Camden County Library System Has a Lot to Offer Kids -cnbnews.net

Start with a summer reading program that’s as diverse as its theme. VOORHEES, N.J. – June 23, 2011 – ‘One World, Many Stories’ is the theme for the 2011 kids summer reading program and the series of program events planned for the summer reflects this diverse theme. Meanwhile the teen and ‘tween theme this year is ‘You Are Here’ that... Read more →


John Paff: Four Gloucester City Officials Fined for Refusing to File FDS- cnbnews.net

The State Local Finance Board recently fined four Gloucester City officials $100 each for refusing to file the Financial Disclosure Statements (FDS) due on April 30, 2008. The four officials who were fined are: Ryan Murphy, Planning & Zoning Board Jack Brandt, Planning & Zoning Board Alternate Colleen Hagan, Library Board Joanne B. Gurick, Library Board I originally filed my... Read more →


Regarding the legislature's passage of the State Budget...cnbnews.net

Press release (s) June 29, 2011 From Governor Christie’s press secretary: “The Democratic budget passed today by the Senate and the Assembly is unconstitutional in its present form based on hundreds of millions of dollars in spending that is unsupported by constitutionally certified revenue. There is a lot for the Governor to study and review in order to make a... Read more →


Video: Gloucester City PBA Local 40 Carnival, Opening Night -cnbnews.net

CNBNEWS.NET The Carnival being held in Gloucester City opened tonight, (June 29) in front of Gloucester City High School, Rt. 130 and Market Street. The event is sponsored by the Gloucester City PBA #40. At the entrance to the midway is the dunk tank. Police Officer Keith O'Donnell pictured here in this video is one of several officers who have... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET SPORTS: RAUL PADRON SIGNED BY CLEVELAND INDIANS

The Riversharks Infielder is assigned to AA Akron Aeros The Riversharks announced today that Raul Padron has been signed by the Cleveland Indians and assigned to AA Akron Aeros. Padron’s final at bat with the Riversharks was a game winning, walk off RBI Double. He was third in the Atlantic League and leading the team in batting average (.335), was... Read more →


Give schools a hand up, not a handoff | NJ.com

by Milton W. Hinton The first thing to do in order to have an immediate impact on the kids in districts like Camden is to provide breakfast for students. I know that it is not the responsibility of the schools to take on social problems. But the fact remains that hungry first or second graders are not going to learn,... Read more →


SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS TO BUY EAGLE POINT TANK FARM AND EAST BOSTON TERMINAL- cnbnews.net

Philadelphia, June 29, 2011 – Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE: SUN) to purchase the Eagle Point tank farm and related assets, located in Westville, N.J., for approximately $100 million in deferred distribution units. Sunoco Logistics anticipates additional capital spending of approximately $90 million to provide for operational... Read more →


Video: CARNIVAL OPENS TONIGHT IN GLOUCESTER CITY-cnbnews.net

CNBNEWS.NET The Gloucester City Carnival will open tonight (Wednesday) at the High School, Route 130 and Market Street. Earlier today workers were making the final preparations. The event is sponsored by the Gloucester City PBA #40. The carnival runs until Saturday night, July 2. Rides, games, food and fun. Midway by Lynam's Amusements. As an added attraction several police officers... Read more →


Tom Kean: "Democrats Ignore the Law; Pass Unbalanced Budget" -cnbnews.net

Trenton— Following the Majority's passage of a budget out of balance by upwards of $700 million, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Westfield) issued the following statement: Poll-tested politics was the driving force behind the Majority's budget plan. How else could one explain the decision to ignore the law and submit a budget that was unbalanced from the minute... Read more →


After 55 Years Sister Nora Foley Retires

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Sister Nora Foley was born the daughter of a farmer and homemaker in Killarney, Ireland. She grew up with her three brothers and two sisters on a 100-acre farm, where one of their daily chores was to milk the cows before walking two and half miles to school. CLICK ADVERTISEMENT Sister Nora knew early... Read more →


Save St. Mary Grammar School Committee Meeting Tonight at 8 PM -cnbnews.net

CNBNEWS.NET-The committee to Save St. Mary Grammar School, Gloucester City invite all those interested to attend tonight's Committee meeting, 8 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Monmouth Street at the railroad. The primary item on the agenda will be to calculate all money earned by fund raising and pledges to date. Committee member Jamie Hutchinson states, "We invite and... Read more →


Catholic Star Herald - Father Killeen to retire; Msgr. Morgan to serve as pastor of St. Mary and St. Thomas More

Bishop Joseph A. Galante announces that Father John C. Killeen, pastor of St. Mary, Cherry Hill, will retire June 30. Upon the retirement of Father Killeen at St. Mary’s, that parish will be clustered with neighboring St. Thomas More Church (both are located on Springdale Road in Cherry Hill). The parishes will remain independent, but will have one pastor, Msgr.... Read more →


WHERE GAY MARRIAGE IS HEADED -cnbnews.net

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on where gay marriage is headed: Whenever the American people have had a chance to approve gay marriage, they have rejected it. In the more than 30 states that have put this issue to a vote, homosexuals have never won. The only arenas they have been able to score a victory are in some... Read more →


Update on June 28 Shooting in Gloucester City -cnbnews.net

(CNBNews.net)Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund issued the following statement on the shooting that occurred last night, June 28, in north Gloucester City. "The Gloucester City Police along with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that took place last night at approximately 10:15pm on June 28th. The shooting occurred on the Collings road side of INDCO... Read more →


Empty Building on Broadway Will Be New Home of Gloucester Travel

By Linda Boker-Angelo Gloucester City News Following a spirited discussion, members of the Gloucester City Planning Board approved preliminary plans for a second-story addition to a former gas station at Broadway and Middlesex Street, pending resolution of a sidewalk issue. The property, which had been in the City’s possession, was purchased by the owners of Gloucester Travel & Cruise, currently... Read more →


Gloucester City School Board Votes 5-3 Not To Renew Supt. Contract

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News After going into executive session last week, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) came back out and voted not to renew the contract of School Superintendent Paul Spaventa, which has one year remaining. click advertisement When the meeting was brought back to Public Session, a vote was taken concerning Spaventa. Voting no were... Read more →


Breaking News: Another Shooting in Gloucester City; Victim in Critical Condition -cnbnews.net

(CNBNEWS.net) Gloucester City Police Officers responded to the 200 block of North Broadway last night for a report of a shooting. According to police spokesman Lt. Brian Morrell at 10:26 pm officers responded to the 200 block of N. Broadway for a gunshot victim. The victim, a 20 year old male from Camden City, stated that he had been robbed... Read more →


Pennacchio: "Democrats Holding Suburban School Aid Hostage" -cnbnews.net

Trenton— Senator Joe Pennacchio (R- Morris), a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, today called Democrat plans to tie school aid to an income tax increase "blatant, political posturing at the expense of suburban taxpayers": "Taxpayers should not be forced to choose between job creation and property tax relief," Pennacchio said. "The current school funding formula is horribly... Read more →


High Speed Chase Begins in Woodbury Hts. Ends in Gloucester City -cnbnews.net

Tuesday, June 28 (CNBNEWS.NET) Monday evening around 10 pm there was an incident near Route 676 and Market Street, Gloucester City that involved several police departments. A faithful reader of CNB sent the following Tip via email Monday at 10:30 pm. “Hey Bill! Something big is going on, any word what it is? I was driving down Market, toward Mt... Read more →