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September 2011

Letters: The Sign of a Hurried Hand or Partisan Gamesmanship?-cnbnews.net

On Tuesday night, I obtained a faxed copy of a sample Gloucester City Ward 1 ballot for the November 8th general election. The faxes arrived just as you see here. Note the placement of the "SAMPLE" stamp on the first page. Is it the sign of a hurried hand or partisan gamesmanship? Note that the text is mostly visible on the public question section of the ballot. The names of the candidates obscured by the stamp are as follows: Keith Walker - Republican, State Senate... Read more →


Mayor Candidate Debate Invitation in Washington Township -cnbnews.net

Republican Party Chairman Mike Pascetta invites Candidate’s Murphy & Wallace to Public Debate WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ (September 27, 2011) — The Chairman of the Washington Township Republican Party, Mike Pascetta, announced today that he has invited the two Mayoral candidates to a formal public debate to be held in October. Republican candidate Kevin Murphy and Democrat candidate Barbara Wallace are running for mayor in a special election on November 8 to finish the term of former Democratic Mayor Matt Lyons, who was forced... Read more →


American Hero: Marine First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, of Clarksboro NJ, Age 27-cnbnews.net

The United States Department of Defense announced a Gloucester County Marine was killed in Afghanistan Wednesday, September 28, 2011. First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, of Clarksboro, N.J., age 27, died during combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, according to officials. His cause of death is under investigation. Iannelli, who graduated from Kingsway Regional High School as class president, was assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron. Iannelli left for his first combat tour on Aug. 14. Related articles, courtesy of Zemanta: U.S. Marine from... Read more →


Bellmawr Man Charged With Embezzling Funds

Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh reported an arrest last week of a Bellmawr man accused of stealing more than $300,000 from his employer. John DiBernardi, 57, was charged last Friday on counts of 2nd degree Theft and 2nd degree Computer Theft. He was taken into custody by Bellmawr Police officers and is being held at the Camden County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. DiBernardi is accused of writing himself checks from the accounts of S.T. Hudson Engineers... Read more →


Wanted: Suspects for Robbery at Loudon Food Market in the 35th District

Philadelphia Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspect Depicted in Surveillance Video September 29, 2011 On September 26, 2011, at 7:54pm, an unknown male entered the Loudon Food Market located at 1448 Loudon Street armed with a hand gun and pointed it at one of the employees demanding money threatening to shoot the second employee. The second employee started screaming and the suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction before taking any money. Suspect Description: Black male, 25-30 years-of-age, 5'7"-5'8", light complexion wearing... Read more →


Merchantville Designates Developer-cnbnews.net

R11-119 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MERCHANTVILLE, COUNTY OF CAMDEN, AND ST A TE OF NEW JERSEY , AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AND THE BOROUGH CLERK TO CERTIFY, PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION 11-95, THE REDEVELOPER AGREEMENT AND THE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMEMT WITH THE DEVELOPER AS IT RELATES TO BLOCK 9, LOTS 2, 3 AND 4 IN THE BOROUGH OF MERCHANTVILLE WHEREAS, in order to implement the West Maple Avenue Redevelopment Plan and carry out the redevelopment projects in the area designated by the Redevelopment... Read more →


Bed Bug Insecticides Linked to Illness, One Death, CDC Says-cnbnews.net

Date Published: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 http://www.newsinferno.com Bed bugs are bad enough but, now, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the sprays consumers use to rid themselves of the pests have been linked to illnesses. According to Bloomberg News, bed bug insecticides were linked to one death and 80 illnesses. The CDC study can be accessed at here. Bloomberg News noted that the study is the first of its kind to review the matter. Image via... Read more →


What's Happening in Ocean City October 1 to October 9-CNBNEWS.NET

What's Happening in Ocean City Coming Next Week-Indian Summer Weekend with Huge Block Party, Fireworks, Seafood Center, Table Sales and new Music Festival by Bubba Mac (see story after Farmers Market*) (Oct. 1) The Annual City Wide YARD SALE will be held at the Tabernacle Grounds, 5th and Wesley Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at homes throughout the City. There will be table sales in the downtown from 6th to 11th Sts. along Asbury Ave. Maps with locations of sale spots throughout... Read more →


Fun @ Haddon Branch Library’s 50th Birthday Party-CNBNEWS.NET

The party featured a performance by the Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra, birthday cake, face painting, book mark making, tattoos, contests and more. Camden County Freeholder Board Director Louis Capelli and Freeholder Ian Leonard, as the board’s library liaison, joined Camden County Library System Director Linda Devlin in speaking about the branch’s history of serving the people of Camden County. The branch announced that Mark D’Tamaso of Haddon Twp. won a basket of assorted chocolates from Bayard’s Chocolates for a contest at guessing the branch’s average... Read more →


Vehicle Overturns After Driver Falls Asleep At The Wheel on Cross Keys Road

Gloucester Township Police Press Release, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 On 9/27/11 at approximately 5:45 am ,Gloucester Township Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving an overturned vehicle on Cross Keys Road in the vicinity of Johnson Road. Preliminary investigation determined the vehicle was traveling westbound on Cross Keys Road when the driver, Branden Crossen, fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle left the roadway and struck the curb in the area of the Cross Keys Center near Johnson Road and rolled... Read more →


CNBNEWS Hunting and Fishing-Peregrine, Archery Deer Season, Pre-Season Scouting

New Peregrine Pages Posted Although the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Jersey City Peregrine Webcam went offline in June, volunteer observers and staff continued to monitor the birds through the summer. Two new pages displaying photographs of the fledglings' early flights and a mid-air prey transfer between an adult and its young have been posted on the division's website. To view the new prey transfer page, visithttp://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peregrinecam/preytransfer11.htm ; for the new Fledge-Watch page visithttp://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peregrinecam/jcp-fledgewatch11.htm . A detailed account of the entire 2011 season (including... Read more →


Wanted: Suspect in Wendy's Robbery in the 22nd District

PHILADELPHIA Police Seek Assitance in Identfying Male Wanted in Wendy's Robbery. September 28, 2011 On September 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM, an unknown male entered the Wendy's restaurant located at 1700 N. Broad Street and presented the cashier with a demand note announcing a robbery. The cashier backed away from the counter and the male fled on foot taking nothing. Related articles Authorities Seeking Serial Bank Robber, Armed and Dangerous-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Hamilton, New Jersey Bank Robbery Shooter Identified;Violent Fugitive's Whereabouts Unknown (gloucestercitynews.net) ATF Most Wanted:... Read more →


THURSDAYS WITH JOHN HAYWARD TOPIC OBAMACARE

http://www.humanevents.com On Wednesday, the National Federation of Independent Business petitioned the Supreme Court to review a decision from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding ObamaCare. The Obama Justice Department feels good about its general track record defending the law in appeals courts, and has also filed a petition with the Supremes. The Administration could have kept things bottled up in the 11th Circuit for a while, but most observers agree it would go all the way to the highest court sooner or later... and... Read more →


Ruth Viti, of Cherry Hill Age 80

On September 15, 2011. Age 80. (nee Powell) Of Cherry Hill. Loving wife of the late Dominic R. Viti. Survived by her son, Dominick and daughter, Louise and her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Catholic Rite Of Committal Private in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Ruth Viti. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Memorial Tree Planted in Honor of Drowning Victim

By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News BELLMAWR NJ-As the sun began to set on the afternoon of September 12, a tree was planted on the front lawn of the Bellmawr Park firehouse on Essex Avenue to honor a young drowning victim. Bradley Calhoun, who would have turned 6 years old on the 12th, was the tragic victim of a freak drowning accident over this past Fourth of July weekend. His father, Tom Calhoun, is a retired Chief from Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Company. The idea... Read more →


Hunting and Fishing News: NJDEP and PA Game Commission To Stock Quail/Pheasant-cnbnews.net

Division to Stock Dog Training Areas The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking quail on eleven (11) Dog Training Areas prior to the November 12 opening of the pheasant/quail season. The quail are stocked for dog training purposes only. The dog training areas are located within the following WMAs (listed north to south) and will be stocked for training on October 8, 15, 22 and 29: Whittingham, Pequest, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe. All... Read more →


Man Threatens Officers With Meat Cleaver During A Domestic Dispute

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:32am Gloucester Township Police Press Release On September 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm, the Gloucester Township Police responded to a residence in the unit block of Kendrick Avenue for report of a domestic dispute with family members. Upon arrival, officers were advised that Thomas Kamenski was inside the residence and had been arguing with family members. Officers attempted to enter the home and were confronted by Kamenski, who threatened them while holding a large "meat cleaver" and a metal pipe.... Read more →


AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS PROMOTE OCTOBER AS FALL GARDENING MONTH

Fall is Best Time to Plant Jersey Grown Products To Ensure Beautiful Spring Garden (TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (NJNLA) President Jan-Marie Traynor today kicked off the first official Fall Gardening Month in New Jersey with a ceremony at Hall’s Garden Center in Berkeley Heights. Fisher presented Traynor with a proclamation from Governor Chris Christie which declares October Fall Gardening Month because “fall is the best time of year for planting new trees... Read more →


Wednesdays with Audrey Hudson

The federal agency responsible for managing emergencies nearly created one itself when its funding ignited a congressional battle that almost shut down all government operations. The trouble began when the Obama administration told Congress that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) didn't have enough money to keep operating during the last week of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, reigniting what critics say has become a pattern of Democratic obstructionism to prevent Republicans from cutting spending. But this time Senate Democrats were almost left holding... Read more →


International Fugitive Captured After More Than 40 Years -cnbnews.net

NEWARK, NJ—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Marshals Service, and New Jersey Department of Corrections jointly announce that George Wright, a fugitive for over 41 years, was arrested yesterday by Portuguese authorities, pursuant to a provisional arrest request from the United States. The United States is seeking his extradition from Portugal to serve the remainder of a 15- to 30-year sentence for a New Jersey state murder conviction. On November 23, 1962, George Wright and three associates were involved in the commission of... Read more →


Cherry Hill School Earns National Honor for Hunger-Fighting Work -cnbnews.net

Cherry Hill, NJ - The Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill, NJ recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year. The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether its activating students around a school-wide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or... Read more →


Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons To Participate in “Meet the Candidates” Events in the County

Glassboro, NJ, September 28, 2011 - The voters will have an opportunity to meet and hear what the candidates in the November election have to say regarding their experience, accomplishments and vision for the county with four events scheduled throughout Gloucester County prior to the election. The only incumbent and female serving with the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders, Heather Simmons, has been serving since January 2011, having filled Steve Sweeney’s position on the Board following his resignation to devote his time to serving as... Read more →


“Strength In Numbers” Will Promote Economic Opportunity in Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties-cnbnews.net

Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney & George E. Norcross, Chairman of the Board, Cooper Health System and Cooper University Hospital to Speak (Mt. Laurel, NJ - September 27, 2011)) – Over 350 business and industry leaders, bankers, entrepreneurs and government officials from throughout Southern New Jersey will meet at the Westin Hotel and Conference Center in Mt. Laurel on Friday, September 30, 2011 to work in tandem to improve the region’s economy and promote job creation. Registration begins at 8 am and speakers at 9... Read more →


Bishop Suffering from Kidney Disease and Diabetes-cnbnews.net

My dear sisters and brothers, For the past 11 years, I have been treated for Type II diabetes. For a little more than a year, I have been suffering from chronic kidney disease, which is now at Stage IV. This means that I will in the near future begin dialysis. Over the past two months I have had a series of medical procedures to prepare for dialysis. One of these procedures had complications which necessitated a hospital stay due to an infection which is now... Read more →


Voters Approve $53.6 million in School Construction-cnbnews.net

TRENTON, Sept. 28, 2011—Voters in two of the five New Jersey school districts holding bond referendums on Tuesday approved more than $53.6 million in school construction, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association. Of the total amount that was approved, $14.9 million qualifies for state funds. School boards may hold special elections on five specific dates during the year. The final date that a school board may schedule a bond referendum this year is Dec. 13. Results of the Sept. 27 school construction proposals... Read more →


11 Year Old Injured in Hit and Run / 7600 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia Police Seek the Public's Assistance Locating Vehicle September 26, 2011 On Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at approximately 4:00 PM, an unidentified vehicle was backing into a parking spot at the Wawa located at 7600 Frankford Avenue when the vehicle struck a pedestrian (11 year old female) pinning her against another unidentified vehicle in the parking lot. After striking the child, both vehicles fled the location. The female sustained a cut and bruising to her right knee. The striking vehicle is described as a silver... Read more →


$21K Reward Announced for Suspects in the Murder of Matt Novak-cnbnews.net

Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit Seek Public's Help in Identifying the Suspects Wanted in Three Year Old Homicide September 27, 2011 Image via Wikipedia On September 28, 2008, at 6th and Green Streets Matthew Novak's vehicle was experiencing mechanical problems and broke down. Novak was able to wave down a passing vehicle to help render assistance. A newer model blue Chevy Impala, occupied by 3 males, stopped and offered to help find a set of jumper cables. Novak told his two friends and gets into this... Read more →


Gloucester City School Board Names Grant Writer

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News The Gloucester City Board of Education approved a contract for a new grant writer during last week’s meeting. Curriculum Director Liz Curry said that $1.4 million of the district’s grants are up for renewal within the next several months. It is important for the school district to have an experienced and efficient grant writer in place so that all of the deadlines are met, Curry said. Regarding personnel matters, the School Board approved a motion relating to new hires,... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim School District Audit Completed

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News During September’s Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Business Administrator Melissa Raywood announced that the annual audit has been completed. She said the audit will be presented at next month’s meeting by auditor Mr. Robert Stewart from Inverso and Steward of Marlton. Also, the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, which is known as "E-Rate,” will be providing the district with a rebate in the amount of $11,466 to offset the cost of telecommunication... Read more →


Freedom Pier Dedication; New Restaurant Planned for the Pier

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Gloucester City officials dedicated the Freedom Pier Saturday morning, and then announced plans for a new restaurant to be built on it overlooking the Delaware River. Near the end of the dedication, City Councilman Nicholas Marchese asked Don Bigley and Jeff Lucas to come to the podium. “Ott’s on the Waterfront will have an unusual concept, will be a family place to dine and will be our sixth Ott’s Tavern,” Owner Jeff Lucas told the more than 100 people... Read more →


WANT TO JOIN PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR DINNER?

BARACK OBAMA 2012 CAMPAIGN Friend -- Not everyone knows how to prepare for a dinner like this. As someone who's eaten countless meals with my husband, I want to tell you the one thing to do if you're selected to join him... Just relax. Barack wants this dinner to be fun, and he really loves getting to know supporters like you. I hope you'll take him up on it before Friday's deadline. Will you donate $3 or more today and be entered to have dinner... Read more →


Courts Gone Wild!-cnbnews.net

Americans for Prosperity Foundation Launches “Courts Gone Wild” Educational Effort State’s Leading Free-Market Group to Inform Citizens about the Destructive Impact of New Jersey’s Out-of-Control Supreme Court BOGOTA, NJ – Americans for Prosperity Foundation is launching a statewide effort today to educate citizens about the destructive role the state’s activist Supreme Court has had on New Jersey’s economy and dismal tax climate. The “Courts Gone Wild” educational campaign will include a series of more than twenty seminars on the Supreme Court to be held across... Read more →


Philadelphia's Terror Behind the Walls, America's Largest and Most Ambitious Haunted House, Celebrates 20 Years

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, celebrates 20 years with two brand new, state-of-the-art attractions, a special Encore Night, and the return of the Eastern State After Dark VIP Tour. Image by abeams via Flickr Located inside the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary, a real massive abandoned prison at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, Terror Behind the Wallsattracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world and is consistently ranked among the top 10 haunted attractions... Read more →


ConocoPhillips Idling Three Products Terminals in N.J., PA.-cnbnews.net

press release September 27, 2011 [OPIS] - ConocoPhillips is in the process of idling a few oil products terminals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in conjunction with the mothballing plan of its 185,000-b/d Trainer, Pa., refinery, a company spokeswoman told OPIS on Tuesday. ConocoPhillips will idle its Philadelphia G Street oil terminal, a second terminal at Chelsea, Pa., a Woodbury, N.J., tank farm and east line pipeline. The oil major is looking for buyers for those midstream assets. Image via Wikipedia The shutdown of these... Read more →


Members of a South Philadelphia Drug Trafficking Organization Arrested and Charged

PHILADELPHIA—Federal agents and Philadelphia Police officers this morning arrested 15 members of a drug trafficking organization operating out of the federally subsidized Courtyard Apartments-Riverview and other areas of South Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and FBI Special Agent in Charge George C. Venizelos. A 60-count indictment unsealed this morning charges Mayoshi Sanders and his co-defendants in a drug conspiracy in which the Sanders Drug Trafficking Organization (“DTO”) peddled crack cocaine and other controlled substances within the housing development and various other locations,... Read more →