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December 2011

Defensive tackle Jamil Pollard of Westville, N.J., became the first player to verbally commit to... - BC Interruption

Defensive tackle Jamil Pollard of Westville, N.J., became the first player to verbally commit to Penn State since the sexual abuse scandal surrounding former coach Jerry Sandusky. Pollard announced his decision during the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Arlington, Texas. A 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive stopper at West Deptford High in suburban Philadelphia, Pollard chose Penn State over Boston College. He has an official visit set up for the State College, Pa., campus on Jan. 13. Pollard had offers from Boston College, Alabama, North Carolina, Iowa, Florida... Read more →


Haddonfield’s New Public Parking Kiosks to be Activated January 1

The newly installed kiosk system has replaced meter parking at public lots and along Tanner Street, offering the convenience of using credit cards to pay for parking Haddonfield, NJ – December 29, 2011 – The parking kiosks are coming. Viewed as a better and more convenient method to pay for parking than scrounging for change to feed a meter, the kiosks have replaced all meters in the Borough’s public parking lots and on Tanner Street. The kiosks become active Sunday, January 1. Public Lot Kiosks... Read more →


New Year's Eve Safety Tips From Gun For Hire

New Years Eve is a huge night for everyone, which means crowds will be swarming toward the metropolitan hubs around the world. People feed off each other’s excitement, and sometimes things can get out of hand if safety precautions are not taken. Everyone wants to have an unforgettable night (in a good way!). By simply using some common sense, we can keep it that way. Ring in the New Year safely! Designate a Driver: If you are going to be driving New Years Eve, don't... Read more →


Bellmawr Fire Department Works on Vehicle Accident

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Rescue 32 and Squad 45 responded to Route 295 Southbound just before Exit 26. Crews located a vehicle that had gone off the roadway struck a fence that caused the vehicle to flip and come to rest in a small stream. The lone occupant had self extricated prior to FD arrival. Fire Department members controlled a minor fluid spill. The driver was transported to Cooper Hospital with minor injuries. The incident is under investigation by the NJSP. BFD BFD via www.bellmawrfire.com Read more →


Philadelphia Police: Enjoy New Year's Safely!

The Philadelphia Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year's celebration. Let's ring in 2012 responsibly and with respect for our loved ones, friends and neighbors. Before you go out and celebrate the New Year, talk to your friends and figure out what your plan is IN ADVANCE of coming home. Whatever your plan is for traveling home safely, do your best to stick to it. Your loved ones will thank you for it. The PPD will have DUI checkpoints in place throughout... Read more →


Defense.gov Names Top Stories of 2011

By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2011 - American Forces Press Service published nearly 2,500 articles in 2011, covering topics ranging from the end of the Iraq mission to defense budget pressures and troop concerns over retirement benefits. The top 10 stories most viewed on Defense.gov this year are: 10. "U.S. Kills bin Laden in Intelligence-driven Operation," posted May 2, focuses on President Barack Obama's remarks to the nation the day after an American counterintelligence and counterterrorism team killed al-Qaida leader... Read more →


Freeholders: Camden City Residents Need Solutions, Not Rhetoric

December 30, 2011 Freeholders Say Regional Force Will Put More Boots on The Ground to Ensure Public Safety In a press conference yesterday, members of Camden City’s police union and some city activists once again chose rhetoric over concrete proposals to deal with the public safety issue in Camden City. They said they’re preparing a petition to get a referendum to prevent the formation of a regional police force within the city. “All we hear from the police union is rhetoric,” said Camden County Freeholder... Read more →


MADD Online: The Pledge to Eliminate Drunk Driving

Every year, nearly 12,000 people are killed by drunk drivers with an illegal alcohol level of .08 BAC or above. That means that every month more than 1,000 families must live with the tragic consequences of drunk driving. Since MADD was founded in 1980, alcohol-related fatalities have declined by more than 40 percent, but progress has stalled in recent years. That is why MADD launched a major offensive in the war against drunk driving the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. Through the four elements below,... Read more →


Car vs Building Rescue Assignment ~ Cherry Hill News & Information

Just prior to 1900 hours on Wednesday, December 28, "A" Group's Squrt 1351 and BLS 1392 were dispatched to the intersection of Church Road and North Kings Highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. While en route, additional calls reported that the driver of one of the vehicles was entrapped inside their car. The incident was upgraded to a “rescue assignment,” adding Battalion 13, Rescue 13, EMS 13, and an ALS unit to the response. Upon arrival, Squrt 1351 reported a three car collision,... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Think of Your Pet's Health When Making Your New Year's Resolutions

by Dawn Watson CNBnews.net For some folks, January is a time to make resolutions—changes to unhealthy habits and unpleasant attitudes. If you are one of these people, please consider making a few changes in Fido’s life, too. Your dog depends on you for everything. Make sure he is healthy by scheduling appointments with your veterinarian every six months. Inspect your dog’s teeth and coat; does he have a buildup of tartar or is his coat dull and full of dandruff? If so, you may need... Read more →


GCPD Crime Report: Suspect Wanted for TD Bank Robbery Apprehended

On 12/28 at 1630 the suspect in the robbery of TD Bank was arrested without incident at a motel in Bellmawr. Benjamin Alford (photo) of Deptford was charged with 2nd degree Robbery and Possession of CDS (heroin). He was remanded to the Camden County Corrections Facility. In other matters, On 12/23 at 1618 officers responded to Park Ave for an assault. The victim stated that she exited her residence and was walking to her vehicle when a black SUV passed by. The SUV slammed on... Read more →


Don’t Drink And Drive This New Years Eve!

It’s no joke. Drinking and driving can cost you everything including your life. So this New Years Eve, think before you head out to party and arrange for a sober ride home. Drunk Driving Enforcement Fact Sheet Highly visible law enforcement crackdowns, including checkpoints and saturation patrols, are proven to keep drunk drivers off the road. Every state should allow sobriety checkpoints to find and deter drunk drivers. MADD is working with law enforcement agencies as well as federal, state and local governments to increase... Read more →


Robin Williams: The USO Needs Your Support

Dear USO Supporter -- I've had the honor of going on USO tours, doing my best to entertain our troops and telling them face-to-face how much we appreciate their service. And I can tell you, this time of year it's more important than ever to let them know they're At Home in Our Hearts. This holiday season, the USO has been working around-the-clock to share care packages, free phone calls home, special holiday meals, entertainment tours and so much more. But the deadline to contribute... Read more →


Voorhees Police Dept. Needs Your Help

The Voorhees Police Department is asking for assistance with recent burglaries. On December 28, 2011 between the hours of 2:00pm and 10:00pm (3) residences in the Sturbridge Estates section were burglarized. We are asking if anyone was in the area and noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles to contact Investagator Fowler at (856)882-1102 or Investigator Gonnion at (856) 882-1142. Thank you for your assistance. Please be aware of any people or vehicles that are out of place. If any suspicious activity is observed call 911... Read more →


Richard H. Davey, Retired Mantua Police Officer Succumbs to Cancer

Richard H. Davey, 70, of Laurel Lake lost his courageous battle with cancer and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Born in Haddon Heights, he was a resident of Laurel Lake the past 42 years. He was a former member of the Mantua Police Department; he worked for the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center and Seabrook Police, and retired after 27 years with the Sands Casino as a security officer. He was a founding member of the Laurel... Read more →


Court Upholds Decision in New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ Lawsuits

NEWARK – The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has upheld an earlier decision in favor of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, in the Division of Consumer Affairs’ separate lawsuits against an Indiana company and a Rhode Island company that together sold nearly 14,000 yo-yo waterballs to consumers here despite a 2008 state law banning the dangerous toys. The Division of Consumer Affairs filed suit in June 2009 against Indiana Novelty International, Inc., which does business as Kipp Brothers and which sold 444 yo-yo waterballs... Read more →


NJ State PBA and Gloucester City PBA Issues Warning About Telemarketing Scam-cnbnews.net

A group of telemarketers are calling our residents and soliciting them for donations. They claim that the funds raised will go to Gloucester City Police Officers. Can you please post this flyer to your blog so the residents can be informed of this. The Gloucester City PBA does not solicit over the phone and never uses telemarketers to raise funds. We solicit once a year via US mail during the Spring. Thanks for anything you can do. Respectfully, William Johnson, Jr. President Gloucester City PBA... Read more →


MADD's CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE DRUNK DRIVING

source MADD'S WEBSITE Our organization began with a mother who lost her child in a drunk driving crash. She turned grief into positive change; her work and the work of so many other mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers started a movement that has saved 300,000 lives…and counting. But even today, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Our children share the road with an estimated 2 million drivers who have had three or more prior drunk driving offenses.... Read more →


Response Team Investigates Police-Involved Shooting in Newark

NEWARK -- The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting in which state troopers and Newark Police officers shot at the driver of a stolen vehicle following a lengthy pursuit by several law enforcement agencies which was triggered by an earlier reported armed carjacking last night in Newark. According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 7:45 p.m. last night, troopers from the Metro North Unit observed a 2005 Audi, bearing a Pennsylvania license plate traveling within the... Read more →


SWEENEY & OLIVER PROMISE TO EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR LAID-OFF NEW JERSEYANS

(TRENTON) – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Thursday announced plans to help laid-off New Jersey workers take advantage of extended federal unemployment benefits, vowing to pass new legislation authorizing the benefits before the current legislative session ends on Jan. 9. "With thousands of New Jerseyans still desperately seeking work, ensuring they can take full advantage of the extended federal benefit is the right thing to do," said Sweeney (D-Salem/Cumberland/Gloucester). "Not only will these benefits keep the unemployed and... Read more →


Video: Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Discusses Crime Problem

Mayor Tony F. Mack Supports the Third Principle of Kwanzaa, Ujima Collective Work and Responsibility Echoed the Halls of City Hall TRENTON–Mayor Tony F. Mack attended the December 28 Kwanzaa in the City Program where he joined the program’s sponsors as they celebrated Kwanzaa’s third principle today, Ujima - collective work and responsibility. Below you will read the Mayor Mack’s comments as delivered at this afternoon’s event: “Kwanzaa goes back many years for me. Particularly, I remember when my nephew James attended the Afrikan People’s... Read more →


Chris Freind: From Occupy Philly to Archbishop Wood Football: My 7 Biggest Winners of 2011

by Chris Freind (special to CNBNEWS) It’s that time of year when Freindly Fire heaps praise upon those most deserving. So in the spirit of consistency, the Biggest Winner of 2011, just like every year, is illegal immigrants. They are granted driver’s licenses, free education — in some cases all the way to college — and free first-rate health care. Not only do they pose a national security threat, but a personal one, as many are criminals released back onto the streets because the government... Read more →


Sunoco Representatives Present Plan For Eagle Point Tank Farm

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Representatives from Sunoco presented a new use concept for the closed Eagle Point Tank Farm, situated along the Delaware River in the Westville and West Deptford area. During the Westville Borough Council meeting last week Kevin Thompson, Public Affairs Manager for Sunoco, informed the governing body of plans to bring in natural gas by-products to the idle refinery area for further processing. Eagle Point Terminal, which is now idle, was purchased earlier this year for approximately $100 million and... Read more →


Hunting and Fishing: JOIN US at the Garden State Outdoors Sportsmen's Show!

Attend our seminar and meet the experts (see dates and times below) 1. Animal rights extremism in New Jersey. Learn how extremist elements are working to take away your freedoms to fish and hunt in New Jersey and what you can do to stop them. Plus, discover the link between conservation, the environment and your ability to enjoy the outdoors. Presented by Anthony P. Mauro, Sr., Chairman, New Jersey Outdoor Alliance. Mr. Mauro is also a writer and author on the subject of conservation. 2.... Read more →


Stolen Gun, Drugs Found On Lindenwold Suspect

On December 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm while conducting crime suppression enforcement patrol in the area of Blackwood-Clementon Road, Gloucester Township Police Ptl. Timothy Kohlmyer observed a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria being driven carelessly. The suspect ignored the officer's emergency lights and siren signal to pull over for approximately 1/2 of a mile, before finally stopping. During the course of the investigation the Officer recovered a loaded Smith & Wessson 9mm pistol loaded with hollow point bullets, of PCP "angel dust" narcotics, two jars of... Read more →


DEP, NEW JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE TRUST SECURE PRESERVATION OF WEEHAWKEN RESERVOIR

(11/P147) TRENTON -- Working in partnership with the Township of Weehawken, Union City, the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land, the Department of Environmental Protection today secured the preservation of a unique 14.4-acre reservoir near the Lincoln Tunnel, Commissioner Bob Martin announced. "This opportunity reflects Governor Christie's commitment to the preservation of land through the Green Acres Program and the protection of water supplies through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust," Commissioner Martin said. "The agreement was made possible... Read more →


7 Year Old Child Died in Pemberton Township House Fire

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi, Pemberton Township Chief of Police David Jantas and Burlington County Fire Marshall Robert Rose jointly announce the following: At 11:38 PM on Wednesday December 28th, 2011 a call was placed to 9-1-1 regarding an emergency in the 300 block of Seminole Trail, Pemberton Township. When police and fire personnel responded, they discovered a residential home consumed in flames. Police and fire responders investigated and ascertained that there were 5 children in the home. The ages... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Seeking Dangerous Suspect Still At-Large

Unsolved Crime: Northeast Detectives Division Seeks Help in Identifying Male in Strongarm Robbery in the 15th District December 28, 2011 On April 7, 2011 at 3:10pm, a 75 year old white female was walking to the Medical Office at 2813 Cottman Ave. As she approached the rear entrance to the building, an unknown white male called out to her from behind and asked if she knew where a certain street was located. She turned and told him that she was not familiar with that street.... Read more →


AG’s Office Arrest Fugitive for Operating a Lucchese Crime Family Wire Room

TRENTON - Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced that the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice has taken custody of a fugitive who allegedly ran a Costa Rican “wire room” where the Lucchese crime family processed billions of dollars in illegal wagers on sporting events. The U.S. Marshals Service returned Frank Cetta to New Jersey from Costa Rica late last week, and he had a first appearance in court this morning. According to Director Taylor, Cetta, 73, of... Read more →


Camden County Weekly News released Dec. 28

Happy New Year from the Freeholder Board Most Camden County offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012. Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly. PCFA Collecting E-waste at No Charge to County Residents The Camden County PCFA will collect electronics for recycling during the months of December, January and February at no charge to county residents. “To make recycling electronics more convenient for county residents, the PCFA is making this program available to county residents for the next three... Read more →


Video: Car Crashes at New Jersey Intersections Shared on YouTube

A leading company that provides red light cameras to catch drivers breaking traffic laws has been putting some of its vast cache of footage on YouTube. The P.S.A.s are intended to show the possible consequences of flouting red lights, and the company, American Traffic Solutions, recently compiled a montage of car crashes and near-misses from New Jersey. Related articles Lisa Alyounes of Westville NJ Arrested for Assault of Boyfriend; YouTube Video Goes Viral (gloucestercitynews.net) NJ Teens Beat Up Homeless Man, Post Beating on YouTube (gloucestercitynews.net)... Read more →


Hi Lord, it’s me.

We are getting older and things are getting bad here. Gas prices are too high, no jobs, food and heating costs too high. I know some have taken you out of our schools, government and even Christmas, but Lord I'm asking you to come back and re-bless America . We really need you! There are more of us who want you than those who don't! Thank You Lord, I Love you. "Life without the Lord " is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no... Read more →


Fairview homicide investigation continues | courierpostonline.com

CAMDEN — The investigation is continuing into a shooting Monday that killed a 23-year-old city man in one of Camden’s historically peaceful neighborhoods. Darnell Lopez was shot once in the upper torso around 5:30 p.m. outside a convenience store on the south side of Yorkship Square in Camden’s Fairview neighborhood. No information about a possible motive or suspects has been released. In the only other killing in the Fairview section of the city this year, Vernon Hicks, 30, of Camden, was shot while standing outside... Read more →


Moorestown Township Police Department Incident Reports

Date: December 16, 2011 1. 5:47 PM – Criminal Mischief – Resident from the first block of E. Third St. reported criminal mischief to their residence. Someone had thrown eggs at the house. The subjects had run off prior to police arrival. Date: December 18, 2011 1. 6:47 AM – Vehicle Theft – Resident from the first block of Cove Ct. reported their 2010 Land Rover had been stolen sometime overnight on 12/17/2011. Date: December 22, 2011 1. 3:35 PM – Criminal Mischief – Complainant... Read more →


Obituary: Katie Lynn Ruggiero, of Gloucester City, age 27

Suddenly, on December 28, 2011. Age 27. (nee Crusemire) Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Mary-Lou Ruggiero, Marissa Rutan and Nathan John Harley Rutan. Loving daughter of Ronald Thomson and Teresa Deniken (nee Crusemire) and her husband Ed. Cherished granddaughter of Doris Crusemire. Best friend of John Rutan. Katie was a loving mother to her three children and a good friend to all. Her family will remember her for her great smile and her hearty laugh. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on... Read more →