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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 at least late 1997 to 2010 (“RICO” conspiracy). The second superseding indictment alleges that Kidada Savage participated in the plot to firebomb and murder the... 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 the Secretary of State has time to lobby Lady Gaga to attend a homosexual extravaganza in Rome. The fact that the Queen Monster performed near... 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 approximately $5 million over the coming years. Rutgers University has estimated that past investments in shell planting have resulted in a return of at least... 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 armed with an AK-47 and opened fire, according to state police. He was killed in the exchange. read via www.officer.com 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 to those who need assistance, and the desire to promote faith formation at all ages. It has meant hard work, as pastors and lay people... 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 invites readers to explore both their inner world and the world around them. The summer reading program offers special incentives to get into reading. By... 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 complaint on September 11, 2009 against nineteen (19) Gloucester City officials for failing to file their FDS. On January 31, 2011 and February 28, 2011,... 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 determination as to whether the budget can be fixed and brought into balance to fulfill the state’s constitutional obligation. At this time, the Governor can’t... 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 volunteered for the dunk tank. Bigger rides are behind the school for the older kids. The carnival will continue through Saturday night, July 2. Rides,... 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 leading the team in on base percentage (.385), and was tied for the team lead in home runs (7). “I love that the [Riversharks] gave... Read more →


CNBNews. Net SPORTS : GAMECOCKS REPEAT!

Douglas Kroll, NCAA.com Last Updated - June 29, 2011 1:43 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – We may be at a new home, 3 miles down 13th Street, but so much is still the same. South Carolina is still the national champion. When Ray Tanner arrived at South Carolina in 1997, it took until 2002 to reach Omaha and the College World Series. 2011 CWS Quick Reference Guide CWS Championship Series Monday: South Carolina 2, Florida 1 (11 inn.) Tuesday: South Carolina 5, Florida 2 Looking Back:... 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, listen or be reasonable in a classroom when they have had nothing to eat since the previous day’s school lunch. Inadequate nutrition’s effect on learning... 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 flexibility and to meet regulatory requirements. In a separate transaction, Sunoco Logistics announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a refined products... 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 have volunteered for the "Dunk Tank". Here is your chance to take your "best shot" and not be arrested. At the same time you will... 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 it was introduced? Of particular concern is the Majority's decision to cite $165 million in savings that two weeks ago they admitted were no longer... 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 in her life that the Lord was calling her. On August 28, 1952, she boarded a ship and left behind her homeland and a family... 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 encourage all to attend. Anyone who has yet to make a pledge, but is still interested in doing so, will be able to do so... 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. Thomas J. Morgan. Father Killeen, 75, has been pastor of St. Mary since 1983. He previously served as pastor of Our Lady of the Angels... 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 state legislatures and courts. In other words, this is a classic case of the people vs. the elites. Ultimately, this issue will not be resolved... 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 Chemical company near the loading dock. The victim is a 22 year old male from Camden who suffered a gunshot wound through the back. "We... 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 located across the street at 114 N. Broadway. Local attorney William Dilks, Esq., represented the applicants, who purchased the travel business in 2004. Dilks outlined... 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 Louisa Llewellyn, Ed Hubbs, Jackie Borger, Linda Bittmann and Mike Gillen, who attended as an alternate for the first time for Bruce Darrow, the Brooklawn... 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 by three Hispanic males behind Independent Chemical on Essex Street. The male was shot in the chest and taken to Cooper Hospital where he is... 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 unfair to property taxpayers in suburban school districts. The Democrats proposal adds insult to injury by tying enhanced suburban aid to a tax increase that... 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 Ephraim, the police have it closed off right at the entrance at Route 42 on Market Street. , I tried to go north on Rt.... Read more →


Camden County Named Green Community by State | cnbnews.net

Camden County has been awarded a Green Community Grant from the State of New Jersey. The Green Communities Grant is a cost-sharing grant that requires a 33.3% match of the total project amount by the recipient. “We are proud that Camden County’s hard work has been recognized by the state,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs. “This is part of Camden County’s continued commitment to our environment.” Under the New Jersey Shade Tree & Community Forestry Assistance... Read more →


CNB.net Sports:MIKE LAMB SIGNED BY THE YANKEES

Camden’s Starting First Baseman Heads to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees CAMDEN, NJ: The Camden Riversharks announced Wednesday that first baseman Mike Lamb has been acquired by the New York Yankees organization. Lamb was tied for second in the Atlantic League in hits (54), was fifth in on-base percentage (.418) and was tenth for batting average (.320). In his last 11 games he had 10 hits and three home runs which brought him to seven home runs for the year, tying him for the Riversharks lead. He recently... Read more →


Andrews Announces $700,000 in Federal Grants to Create Green Jobs in SJ- cnbnews

Winslow Township, NJ- Last Wednesday, Congressman Andrews, along with Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and other House members, announced over $700,000 in federal grants to grow an estimated 175 green jobs in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties. These grants, issued under the Department of Labor’s Green Jobs Innovation Fund, will provide funding to the Finishing Trades Institute in Winslow Township. The Institute will use the grant to train workers in green methods of painting, drywall finishing, and glazing. click ad With the help of... Read more →


Holland PA. Boy Scout Supports Troops in Middle East -cnbnews.net

Nick Trivelis, of Holland PA. Bucks County, is working toward his Eagle Scout. Nick is 17 years old and attends Council Rock High School South in Bucks County Pennsylvania. He is in Boy Scout Troop #147, Bucks County. When Nick chose a project he wanted to make a difference. He decided that supporting the men and women in Afghanistan would be the greatest way to show those who are in harms way, that they are not alone and that there is support back home. Nicks... Read more →


Audubon Celebration Committee Thank You - cnbnews.net

The ACC would like to express its immense gratitude for the hard work and support of the following individuals: Craig Burgess HughE Dillion Ken and Rosann Endt Glen Hare at Audubon Hardware Eileen Lord Robin Scardino John and Michelle Scullan Janelle Stefano Kevin Urban Chase and Jen Utley Tina Van Osten at The Treehouse Coffee Shop Tiffany Wilson And a very special thanks to ... Audubon Borough Clerks Audubon Department of Public Works Audubon Fire Department Audubon Fire Police Audubon High School & the Facilities... Read more →


New Jersey Policy Perspective: Busting the Myth-cnbnews.net

As a matter of fact... Busting the myth: The real numbers show N.J. is not the most overtaxed state in the nation Tax Myth: New Jersey has the highest tax "burden" of any state in the nation. Tax Fact: When it comes to state and local government, people who live in Wyoming pay a greater percentage of their income to taxes than do people who live in New Jersey. In The Sunday Star-Ledger, New Jersey Policy Perspective dispels some of the persistent myths about state... Read more →


Update on Accident Victim Ken MacAdams -cnbnews.net

NOTE: Ken is now at home. (CNBNEWS.NET)Ken MacAdams, who was involved in a traffic accident on Sunday, remains in the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. KenMac has been diagnosed with a fracture neck and a hair line fracture in his spine. Ken is wearing a neck brace and has to stay immobile. Today he is to be fitted for a back brace. Patti Pryzwara who was driving the car, Ken was in the front passenger seat, told CNBNews earlier today, that she has aches and pain all... Read more →


LOCUSON AND JOHN EARN FIRST WINS AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY -cnbnews.net

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (June 25, 2011) – On a beautiful summer evening at Bridgeport Speedway, Carl Locuson earned his first victory in the 600cc Micro-Sprint class. In the 270cc Micro-Sprint race, Jonathan John, of Gloucester City NJ collected career win number one. Warren Stradley continued his winning ways by taking home the checkered flag in the 4-Cylinder Stock Car class. In the 600cc Micro-Sprint main event, Carl Locuson took advantage of his pole starting position and grabbed the lead with Chris Panczner and Eric Brobst in... Read more →


South of South receives BigBelly cans | South Philly Review

By Alexis Abate Posted Jun. 23, 2011 After the South of South Neighborhood Association raised the needed funds for two BigBelly trash cans, the City's Streets Department installed the receptacles at 23rd and Christian streets and 18th and Catharine streets two months ago. Photo by Ryan Donnell As pieces of paper and plastic bottles blow down the street with a gust of wind, it’s no wonder trash and litter have become two major neighborhood concerns. With an increase in recycling and the implementation of single... Read more →


ROBERT F. "BOB" McCAFFREY Jr. of West Deptford

ROBERT "BOB" F. JR. of West Deptford, NJ on June 15, 2011, aged 55 years. Beloved husband to Linda L. Devoted father of Kevin and Valerie. Loving son of Josephine (nee Pacholski) and the late Robert F. McCaffrey, Sr. Dear brother of Eileen (William) Gargano, Joan McCaffrey and Brian (Anna) McCaffrey. Viewing Sunday 6:30 to 9 P.M. in the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. Funeral Service Monday 10 A.M. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3rd and Highland, Westville, NJ. Interment Locustwood Cem., Cherry... Read more →