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December 2011

Former Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced for Witness Tampering

FBI press release Joanne Elliott, 49, of Suffolk, Virginia, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for witness intimidation. Elliott was charged after making a threatening hand gesture at a witness who was testifying in the federal criminal narcotics trial, United States v. Walker et al, Cr. 07-038. Elliott pleaded guilty to the charge on September 28, 2011. Elliott is the cousin of Eddie Lee Walker, the lead defendant in a drug trafficking case involving 21 defendants and an area in the City of Chester referred to as “the cut-off.” In the Spring of 2011, the jury trial in U.S. v. Walker commenced in Courtroom 14A of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Defendant Elliott, who grew up in Chester but... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: Notes from the Field, Backyard Habitats, Free Seedlings, PA Snow Goose

Notes from the Field, by Gary Devine December 14, 2011-Whitey travels the woods and farms in Southwestern New Jersey. This is very rare seeing him during the day. The photo was taken with my field camera that is hanging nearby on a tree. Whitey has eight points and last year he had four points. If he makes through the upcoming muzzleloader he should be a 10-pointer by the fall of 2012. Speaking of muzzleloader season it begins January 2. The following notice was posted on the state's Fish and Game website Muzzleloader Season Continues January 2 in Most Zones December 20, 2011 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is notifying purchasers of muzzleloader deer permits for zones covered by Regulation Sets 2, 3, 3A,... Read more →


Top Political Scandals of 2011

Washington, D.C. – Lecherous lawmakers, a deadbeat dad, and absentee agencies made Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s (CREW) annual list of the year’s top political scandals. For the first time, CREW is giving the public the chance to vote on the year’s biggest scandal. Click here to vote. “With actions ranging from the moronic to the outright illegal, it’s hard to argue with any entry on this year’s list,” said CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan. “It’s easy to see why Americans harbor such a dim view of Washington.” CREW’s Top Scandals of 2011: Sexy & I Know It: Members of Congress behaving badly Deadbeat Congressman: Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) stiffs his kids Eric Cantor (R-Wall Street): Republican leader shills for his puppet masters... Read more →


Thursdays with John Hayward: Underestimating Candidate Obama A Dangerous Delusion

Some observers think that President Obama’s awful record should make it easy for any of the GOP candidates to beat him. That’s a dangerous delusion. No incumbent should ever be underestimated, especially one the media loves. Also, each of the Republican candidates has proven highly adept at techniques for losing the 2012 election. Some have shown a tendency toward academic discussions that leave voters feeling as if they’ve dropped in on a college dorm-room bull session… or worse, as if the candidates might use them as subjects in a sociology lab experiment. Others have a dismaying tendency of forgetting the details of their own platforms, which leads voters to wonder how much the candidates really care about, or understand, the dramatic reforms they claim to... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Seek Public's Help in Homicide Case

Wanted: Suspect in Shooting/Homicide in the 35th District Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit Seek Public's Help in Identifying the Suspects Depicted in Surveillance Video December 20, 2011 On October 1, 2011, at 3:48am two unknown males approached the victims on the 5000 block of North 5th Street armed with handguns. The suspects exchanged words with the victims and started shooting at them causing fatal injuries. The suspects fled the area in a small to mid-sized white car possibly a 1996 Honda Accord similar to the vehicle depicted below. Suspect Description: Suspect #1 Black Male, mid 20's, 5'9"-5'11" wearing a dark colored hoody and a Phillies baseball hat armed with a handgun. Suspect #2 Black Male, mid 20's, 5'9"-5'11" wearing all dark clothing armed with a handgun.... Read more →


25 Suspected Drug Dealers Arrested

December 21, 2011 25 suspected drug dealers charged in Beaver County heroin, cocaine and marijuana investigations Matthew Castle Blaire E. Cockfield James M. Barnes Eileen M. Bibbee John P. Quigg Iasha Y. Sellers Kiane L. Honeywood Harley D. Aiken Kevin M. Johnson Derrick A. Ross Tammy Ann Burd Anthony W. Short Jr. Nicolina Legge Cory R. Nolder Billy Schofield Thomas J. Moore Jr Harold J. Raines Jr Cameron G. Cannon Sr Jeremiah O. Irving Donald M. Williams Jr Jamar L. Irving Andrew Dallas Christopher Berie HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced that agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and local police have filed criminal charges against 25 suspected mid-level and street-level drug dealers linked to the sale of heroin, marijuana,... Read more →


Buying Insider Trading Information From Congress – and Getting Rich

Congress Must Prohibit ‘Political Intelligence Consultants’ – as Well as Themselves – From Congressional Insider Trading WASHINGTON, D.C. – Public Citizen today sent a letter urging both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to move forward with the stalled “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge” (STOCK) Act in the beginning of the new year and prevent it from being watered down while the legislation languishes. House Republican leaders, under the direction of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), have halted progress of the commonsense legislation, which would ban members of Congress, their staffs and others who do business with Congress from trading and profiting on insider information gathered during their official duties. Reps. Timothy Walz (D-Minn.) and Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) are the lead proponents... Read more →


NJ Consumer Affairs: ‘Tis the Season to Investigate Before You Donate

NEWARK – When the New Jersey Police Officers Foundation spent donors’ money during its most recent fiscal year, only 11 cents of each dollar went toward the organization’s stated mission to provide support to other charities, and work for the advancement of the Italian- American community. The bulk of each dollar – 87 cents – was spent on fundraising. The remaining two cents were spent on management and general expenses. By contrast, of each dollar the Christian Appalachian Project spent during its most recently reported fiscal year, 91 cents went toward the group’s stated mission to provide physical, spiritual, and emotional support to poverty-stricken residents of the Appalachian region. Five cents of each dollar went toward fundraising, and four cents toward management and general expenses.... Read more →


Holiday Wishes from the Borough of Audubon

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! All of us at the Borough of Audubon would like to wish you and your families a very happy and safe holiday season!! A quick reminder Borough offices will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday December 26th. Take care & Seasons Greetings, Borough of Audubon & the Board of Commissioners Mayor John Ward Commissioner Kurt Bicking Commissioner William Gannon Read more →


Racing to Continue in 2012 at Monmouth Park

Governor Christie Announces Agreements to Continue Horse Racing Uninterrupted at New Jersey Venues Without Subsidies Gural Inks Long-term Lease for Meadowlands Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today announced two critical developments in his goal to establish a fully independent, privately operated horseracing industry in New Jersey, with the signing of a 30-year contract for the operation of the Meadowlands harness-racing track, and an agreement to continue thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park in 2012. Both developments further the Governor’s commitment to end subsidies of racing purses while furthering his effort to have private-sector operators assume control at both venues. New York real estate developer and horseracing entrepreneur Jeffrey Gural today followed through on an earlier memorandum of understanding with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition... Read more →


Inside Center City Philadelphia

Opa's Holiday Special This season, Opa is offering a holiday lunch special. Now through December 31, hungry Center City shoppers can enjoy Opa's popular chicken or lamb Gyro with house-cut oregano fries or dressed greens with a soft drink for only $5.95. Opa, 1311 Sansom Street, 215.545.0170, OpaPhiladelphia.com Mexican Post Helps You Give More Give an even bigger gift this holiday season with help from Mexican Post. For every $25 you spend on a gift certificate, Mexican Post will add $5 to it. And ring in the New Year there for $45 in advance or $55 at the door. There will be drink specials leading up to 11pm, with an open bar to follow and hors d'oeuvres before midnight. Enjoy live music from 10pm to... Read more →


Wanted: Suspect for Multiple Robberies in the 17th District

Philadelphia Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspect Depicted in Surveillance Video December 20, 2011 On December 15, 2011, at 7:09pm, an unknown male entered the Golden Sports store located at 3005 Grays Ferry Avenue. The employee recognized the suspect from a previous robbery. The employee attempted to leave the store but the suspect grabbed the employee and pulled a knife demanding money from the cash register. The employee opened the cash register and the suspect took $120 in cash and $80 in cash from the employee and fled in an unknown direction. Suspect Description: Black male, 25-30 years-of-age, 5’9- 5’10, medium build, light complexion, green hooded jacket To view the surveillance video: Visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel or visit http://phillypolice.com/news View Golden Sports previous... Read more →


Op Ed: Save Sunoco Refineries? Get Pols Out Of The Way

By CHRIS FREIND (special to CNBNEWS.NET) Part 1 of a series on saving refinery jobs and getting America working again For the tens of thousands whose livelihoods depend on the Sunoco and ConocoPhillips oil refineries in Philadelphia, Marcus Hook and Trainer, the Grinch arrived early this Christmas, announcing that all three facilities would be closing in the near future. But unlike the Grinch who delighted in causing misery for the sake of misery, the oil companies seemed to have no choice. Their hand was forced by a combination of market forces that saw them losing millions every single day. And now, short of the companies finding buyers, those workers will be thrown out into the cold, unemployed in an America that is plunging farther into... Read more →


Support the Seeing Eye by Purchasing NJ Devils Hockey Tickets

NJ Devils Fundraisers Support The Seeing Eye by purchasing discounted tickets to select New Jersey Devils games. Seeing Eye® puppies are welcome to attend any of the games below and, as always, working Seeing Eye® dogs are welcome at all games! Tickets are $45 each and include a $10 food and beverage card for each ticket purchased. Food and beverage cards will be mailed to you. $10 from each ticket will benefit The Seeing Eye! Game Dates for this Offer: Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 7 pm vs. the Washington Capitals (reg. price $69) Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 7 pm vs. the Boston Bruins (reg. price $61) Sunday, February 5, 2012 @ 1 pm vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins (reg. price $61) Sunday, March 11,... Read more →


Freeholders Urge Immediate Action on County Wide Police Force Proposal

press release Consensus Reached on New Law Enforcement Agency to Confront Camden’s Public Safety Emergency Police Presence on City’s Streets Could Double. Assembly and Senate might be voting on this issue in near future. CAMDEN, NJ (Dec. 20, 2012) A plan designed to double the number of police officers on the streets of Camden is urgently needed to meet Camden’s public safety crisis and should be implemented as soon as possible, a coalition of political, community and corporate leaders said today. City Council President Frank Moran declared that the recent wave of murders, robberies and other crimes sweeping Camden demands an immediate response that puts dozens more officers on the streets to protect those who live, visit and do business in the city. Many in... Read more →


Philadelphia Happenings-cnbnews.net

Through December 24 Santa Photos The Gallery at Market East 9th & Market Streets 215.625.4962 GalleryAtMarketEast.com Through December 30 Miss Rockaway Armada: Let Me Tell You About A Dream I Had Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 South 18th Street 215.545.4302 PhilArtAlliance.org Through December 31 Noël and Gertie Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut Street 215.574.3550 WalnutStreetTheatre.org Through January 1 CSI: The Experience The Franklin Institute 222 North 20th Street 215.448.1200 FI.edu Through January 16 Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"? National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street 215.409.6600 ConstitutionCenter.org Through January 29 Charlotte's Web Arden Theatre Company 40 North 2nd Street 215.922.1122 ArdenTheatre.org December 24 Moo Shu Jew Show The Gershman Y 215.446.3021 GershmanY.org December 25 Being Jewish at Christmas National Museum of... Read more →


Obituary: Thomas R. Glennan, of Gloucester City, age 78

On December 20, 2011. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Loving son of the late John F. Glennan and the late Nora Nee. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters, John Glennan, Leon Glennan, Joseph Glennan, Mary DiPasquale, Loretta Keith and Theresa Glennan. Survived by his brothers, William Glennan and Gene Glennan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He proudly served our Country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment with... Read more →


Breaking News: 24-Year-Old Man Shot Outside of D'Place NightClub; He is In Critical Condition

By Bill Cleary (cnbnews.net)Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund released a statement today (December 21, 2011) about a shooting that took place early in the morning at the D’Place nightclub, Route 130 and Klemm Avenue. The victim, a 24-year-old male, was taken to Cooper Hospital, Camden, where he is listed in critical condition. Beglund said, “The Gloucester City Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that took place this morning at approximately 2:30am in the parking lot of D’Place nightclub. A 24- year- old male is listed in critical condition at Cooper hospital in Camden. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The shooting is currently being investigated by the Gloucester City Police as well as the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Further charges... Read more →


Senators, Do Your Job and Get to Work-heritage.org

On the front page of the White House’s website, a clock slowly ticks away, second by second, counting down to the day, hour, minute, and second that the nation’s payroll tax “holiday” expires and the American people get socked right where it counts — in the pocket book. And just next to that clock is a message laying the blame squarely on the House of Representatives. But today the real culprit in this debacle is the U.S. Senate which, right now, is home for the holidays already, celebrating with family while Washington sits in a stalemate. In a rare appearance in the White House press room yesterday, President Barack Obama reiterated his message, blaming Washington’s inaction on “a faction of Republicans in the House” and... Read more →


Gloucester County Prosecutor Issues Statement on Conlin Matter

On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 20, 2011, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office learned that the Philadelphia Inquirer had published, on their website, a same-dated article entitled “Four say Philly Daily News writer Bill Conlin sexually abused them as children”. These allegations were reported to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. An exhaustive investigation by the Major Crimes Unit was immediately undertaken. At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined that pursuit of a criminal prosecution in Gloucester County, if found legally appropriate to do so, was legally barred due to expiration of the Statute of Limitations then governing the time period alleged. (These provisions of the Statute of Limitations were in effect prior to May 1, 1996 and applied to these allegations. By amendment... Read more →


Philadelphia: Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again!

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery of the Citizens Bank branch located at 7327 Frankford Avenue yesterday. The same subject is also believed to be responsible for the robberies of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 340 South 2nd Street on 11/29/2011, the PNC Bank branch at 6855 Frankford Avenue on 12/7/2011, and the Firstrust Bank branch at 7345 Frankford Avenue on 12/14/2011. In yesterday’s robbery of the Citizens Bank branch, which occurred at 12:33 p.m., the subject presented a threatening demand note to a teller and fled the bank after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. The subject may have fled the area northbound on Frankford Avenue in... Read more →


Ex-Director of Hoboken Parking Utility Pleads Guilty

TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced that John P. Corea, the former director of the Hoboken Parking Utility, has pleaded guilty to official misconduct for his role in the theft of $600,000 by a Toms River contractor whose company was hired by the City of Hoboken to collect coins from city parking meters. According to Director Taylor, Corea, 47, of Hoboken, pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon (Dec. 16), to a second-degree charge of official misconduct before Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson Jr. in Ocean County. The state will recommend under the plea agreement that Corea be sentenced to eight years in state prison, including three years of parole ineligibility. He must pay $300,000 in restitution... Read more →


Preliminary Crime Stats For the First Half of 2011

12/19/2011 According to the FBI’s just-released Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report—which covers January through June 2011—the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported to us showed a decrease compared to figures from the same time frame in 2010, continuing a downward trend. Overall, violent crimes were down 6.4 percent, while property crimes fell 3.7 percent. Here are some highlights of our preliminary crime statistics for the first six months of 2011, as compared to the same period last year: The occurrence of all four offense types in the violent crime category decreased—murder was down 5.7 percent; rape dropped 5.1 percent, robbery fell 7.7 percent, and aggravated assault declined 5.9 percent. And it didn’t matter what region of the country you lived in—decreases in each... Read more →


Alice Costello School: The Winter Classic by Alex R.-cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net) EDITORS NOTE: Seventh and eighth grade students at Alice Costello Elementary School, Brooklawn NJ, have been writing articles for their school newspaper. When CNBNews discovered that they were doing this, we offered to feature one article from each edition on the website. The Alice Costello staff members were asked to vote for the article they thought was best for this honor. Eighth grader Alex R.'s article was chosen! As such he will also receive a $10 gift certificate to Gaetano's Restaurant, Brooklawn compliments of CNBNews. To read the article click the link below... By: Alex R. The Winter Classic is a traditional hockey game played outside. On January 2, 2012, the Philadelphia Flyers will compete with the New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park,... Read more →


Donahue: "WAR ON CHRISTMAS" GETS CRAZY

December 19, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how crazy the "War on Christmas" has become: North Korea is putting South Korea on notice, warning of "unexpected consequences" if Seoul displays Christmas lights near the border. In China last week, government officials and the police smashed the sound equipment of Christians who were about to celebrate Christmas in a village outside Beijing. Our atheists share the same mindset, if not the same means. In a South Carolina cancer center, a 67-year-old volunteer Santa was evicted because of the "different cultures and beliefs of the patients we care for"; it later reversed its decision. In an elementary school in Stockton, California, poinsettias were banned but somehow snowmen were permitted; they justified their censorship by... Read more →


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SISTER CHRISTINE (December 22)-cnbnews.net

FROM your Gloucester City friends and residents... Related articles Video: Red Tail Hawk Visits Riverview Hts., Gloucester City NJ (gloucestercitynews.net) "In Liberty" Comics - Political Cartoon - 12/19/11 - CNBnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) ANNOUNCEMENTS: Honor Mission, Have Your Cat Fixed, GHS Class of 82, Rams Reunion (gloucestercitynews.net) Audubon Municipal Clerk Reinstated-audubontalks (gloucestercitynews.net) The Williams Family of Gloucester City Hold Family Reunion-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Brooklawn Police Crime Report for October 2011

(LISTED ARE RANDOM / SELECTED OFFENSES THAT OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH) OCTOBER 2011 On 10/1/11, an unknown male, described as heavy set, wearing black clothing and a ski mask displayed a black handgun to the attendant at the Citgo Gas Station located on Rt.130 South. The service station attendant ran from the suspect and jumped into a customer’s vehicle, where he called police. The suspect fled on foot heading West on Horton Ave. No proceeds were taken and there were no reported injuries. Investigation is ongoing. While conducting an investigation of a suspicious person in the area of Timber Blvd, police located a male, later identified as Joshua L. Walston of Willingboro, NJ. Further investigation found Walston to have active warrants for his arrest totaling... Read more →


CHFD News: Santa Comes to Cherry Hill

Since last Thursday, December 15, through this upcoming Wednesday, December 21, Santa Claus has been touring the streets of Cherry Hill, escorted by the Cherry Hill Firefighters and Fire Officers. Normally the sound of sirens and horns accompanied by flashing lights means the firefighters are rushing towards some emergency in town. However, in the evening and afternoon hours these noises have served the purpose of alerting all the boys and girls of Cherry Hill, and some adults of course, that Santa Claus is coming to town. Santa w/ the members of Squad 13 "A" On one special note, soon to be retiring Battalion Chief, William Stallfort, stopped into the quarter's of Squad 13 on his day off to help with the escorting of Santa Claus.... Read more →


27 Suspected Drug Dealers Charged

press release Dec. 16 2011 HARRISBURG ? Twenty-seven suspected street-level drug dealers today were charged with dealing a variety of different drugs in and around Huntingdon County. Attorney General Linda Kelly said today?s arrests are the result of a six-month cooperative investigation between the Attorney General?s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI), the Huntingdon County District Attorney?s Office, the state police, local drug task forces and local police. Kelly said the investigation focused on street and mid-level drug dealings of a variety of different drugs including, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, as well as the powerfully addictive prescription medications Vicodin, Roxicet, Hydrocodone, and morphine. Narcotics agents, the District Attorney's Office and local law enforcement agencies combined their resources and manpower to determined many of the suspects... Read more →


Longtime Sports Writer Bill Conlin Resigns Following Child Molestation Allegations

(cnbnews.net)Bill Conlin longtime sportswriter for the Philadelphia Daily News resigned today following child molestation allegations made by three women and a man. The assaults allegedly happened in the 1970‘s, when the accusers were from ages 7 to 12. Conlin has hired an attorney to defend himself, according to Deadspin, which first reported that Conlin had resigned due to the accusations. "Mr. Conlin is obviously floored by the allegations, which supposedly happened 40 years ago," George Bochetto, Conlin's attorney, is quoted as saying by the Inquirer and CBS Philly. "He has engaged me to do everything possible to bring the true facts forward and to vindicate his name." Bill Conlin 1970's Philadelphia Daily News file photo Conlin, 77, was the recipient of the 2011 J.G. Taylor... Read more →


Tuesdays with Jason Mattera: AG Holder Claims Because He is Black...

It wasn't the disastrous Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that armed the Mexican drug cartel and led to the death of a border patrol agent that has led conservatives to call for Eric Holder's resignation. Nope. Nor was it the fact that Holder's office inexplicably refuses to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and his decision to sue Arizona over its sensible law to check the legality of people living in the state. In reality, Eric Holder is under undue scrutiny because he's a black man. And his boss, Barack Obama, also takes the heat because, he too, is a black man. So says the Attorney General anyway... read more about how the nation's top cop and president continue to play racial... Read more →


Notice Regarding Some 2011 Deer Permits Purchased After Dec. 14

Image via Wikipedia The Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising hunters who purchased 2011 Shotgun or 2011 Muzzleloader deer permits on or after December 14, 2011 to review their permits and if necessary, follow the instructions provided in the following information. Due to automated licensing system changes necessary to begin issuing 2012 hunting and fishing licenses, 2011 Shotgun and 2011 Muzzleloader deer permits purchased on or after December 14, 2011 at license agent locations with Verifone machines were printed and will continue to be printed with only one transportation tag for all zones, including zones where two antlerless deer at a time may be taken (Zones 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 36, 41, 42, 48, 49, 50... Read more →


Tow Truck Driver Assist State Trooper in Arresting Violent Suspects

Editors note: This is the actual letter sent by the NJ State Police to Armand F. D’Auria, Jr. of Westville, who is the grandson of Big Jim and Betty McNamee Sr., from Major George R. Sabol, Commanding Officer.) I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to you regarding your assistance to one of our troopers on September 19, 2011, in Township of Winslow, Camden County, New Jersey. Trooper Barry Aldridge #6773 had stopped a vehicle on the Atlantic City Expressway containing three occupants. This vehicle was found to be unregistered and Trooper Aldridge summoned Rhiel’s Towing to the scene to impound the vehicle. As the on-duty two operator, you responded to the scene to secure the vehicle. As the driver... Read more →


Gloucester County Saves Nearly Million Dollars by Refinancing Bond

County to Realize $863,500 Savings from Refinancing Bond (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County recently completed the pricing on refunding a 2004 General Obligation bond that will yield $862,529.17 in total savings to the taxpayers announced Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger today. The county originally planned to refinance the bond back in early September, but at that time the market would not have yielded adequate results. Damminger said that once the market came back, the county’s professionals moved quickly and completed the deal within 7 days (5 work days) and achieved an interest rate of 2.46% resulting in the savings. “The bonds sold very quickly, showing once again Gloucester County’s strong reputation in the financial community,” stated Damminger. “There continues to be a lot of confidence... Read more →


SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NABS #8 OF TEN MOST WANTED

(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced today that #8 from the Sheriff’s Ten Most Wanted List was arrested early this morning by Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office, Field Services Unit. This brings the total of Forty-Three (44) fugitives captured since the inception of Sheriff Morina’s Ten Most Wanted List in January of 2010. Kimberly Klimczak was apprehended at a residence in Westville, without incidence. Klimczak was wanted out of Gloucester County Superior Court for Violation of Probation for fraudulent use of a credit card. Klimczak was committed to the Gloucester County Jail. Related articles Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety Program to Air throughout Holidays (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Alert Resident Helps Gloucester Township Police Arrest Burglar-cnbnews.net

On December 15, 2011 at 2:55 PM a resident observed 18 year old Gerald Weldon in the back yard of a neighboring residence. This alert neighbor called 9-1-1 and reported the suspicious activity. Responding officers found that the residence had been burglarized. Officers began searching the neighborhood, and found a suspect on foot approximately 2 blocks away who matched the caller's description of the burglar. This suspect was identifed as 18 year old Gerald Weldon of Cherry Circle, who only lived a block away from the burglarized residence. Investigating officers were also able to match a show print left at the scene of the burglary to the shoes being worn by Weldon. Investigating officers found approximately $2000.00 worth of rings, bracelets and other types of... Read more →


Philadelphia: Two Armed Men Rob Marshalls, Fled Store with $40,000

Wanted: Suspects for Robbery of Marshall's in the 3rd District South Detectives Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspects Depicted in Surveillance Video December 19, 2011 On December 19, 2011, at 4:53am, two males armed with guns approached an employee while he was taking out the trash. The suspects forced the employee inside the store along with the other employees and forced them on the floor demanding money. The suspects forced the manager to open the safe. The suspects removed approximately $35,000-$40,000 in cash. The suspects then locked all employees in the break room and fled the store. Suspect description: Suspect #1 Black male, light complexion, 6’-6’2", medium build, wearing a blue hoody, mask, blue jeans and black gloves. Suspect #2 Black male, light complexion, 6’-6’2", medium... Read more →


PA Officer Killed, Another Wounded - Officer.com

EAST WASHINGTON, Pa. -- A Washington County prosecutor said a police officer is dead after being wounded in a Sunday night shooting during a traffic stop along with another officer. Police said officers John David Dryer and Robert Caldwell pulled over Eli Franklin Myers, 58, on Interstate 70 and were waiting for a tow truck when the suspect opened fire. Dryer was shot in the head and killed, police said. Caldwell was shot in the hand. His condition has not been released. via www.officer.com Related articles SWAT Team Kills Man who Shot Pennsylvania Police Officer (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Video: Red Tail Hawk Visits Riverview Hts., Gloucester City NJ

Image via Wikipedia GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-A red tail hawk was flying around the Riverview Heights neighborhood on Sunday, December 18, 2011. The video shows the hawk sitting on a roof top of a Stinson Avenue house. It had picked up a dead squirrel that was hit by a car on Thompson Avenue. The video was submitted to CNBnews by Rocco DePoder.The image on the right was provided by Wikipedia. Related articles CNBNEWS VIDEO: Rams/Lions City Series Game (gloucestercitynews.net) SEPTEMBER 2011 CHEERS AND JEERS-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Cnbnews- November Cheers and Jeers (gloucestercitynews.net) TURKEYS LOVE GLOUCESTER CITY; WHAT A SURPRISE-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Video (s): $25 Million Spent on EPA Cleanup of Johnson Blvd. Sports Complex, Gloucester City (gloucestercitynews.net) Suspicious Fires, Top Weekly Comment, Bye Jersey, Lock Your Cars, Only... Read more →


OP-ED: The Jackson School Board Wants to Black Ball Some Reporters

by Heather Taylor (special to CNBNews.net) It seems a little sunshine in Jackson, NJ has scared the local school board. On December 20th, the Jackson School Board is scheduled to vote on a resolution authorizing the school board to bar reporters, and possibly their news agencies, if the school board deems they violated the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. While it is of the utmost importance for local reporters to uphold the highest ethical standards, it is not a local school board’s place to institute a policy black balling local reporters and news organizations. Local journalists already have a difficult time balancing cultivating relationships with local officials while reporting their actions. This resolution is clearly designed to intimidate journalists into reporting only what... Read more →


SWAT Team Kills Man who Shot Pennsylvania Police Officer

WEBSTER, Pa. — Police say members of a SWAT team have shot and killed a man who is suspected of fatally shooting a southwestern Pennsylvania police officer. Another officer was wounded in the gunbattle, which started with a late-night traffic stop. State police say 58-year-old Eli Franklin Myers was killed after firing on officers outside his home in Webster, about 25 miles south of Pittsburgh. www.policeone.com Related articles Western Pennsylvania police officer killed during late-night traffic stop (pennlive.com) 1 Officer Dead, 1 Wounded in Pa.; Suspect Sought (abcnews.go.com) Suspect wanted in Pa. officer's death is killed (msnbc.msn.com) Read more →


$18.5 Million Federal Transportation Grant Will Help Pay for Delair Bridge Repairs

Washington, DC—Earlier this week Congressman Andrews joined Congressman LoBiondo, county officials, and local business leaders to announce that 1,700 construction jobs and 2,500 permanent jobs are coming to South Jersey as a result of an $18.5 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation. The grant will be used to repair and upgrade the Delair Bridge that links the rail network between Pennsauken and Philadelphia. Congressman Andrews voted to fund the competitive grant program this past April, and also advocated to the Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, to bring some of those jobs and federal dollars home to South Jersey. The project is estimated to begin construction in the summer of 2012. The Delair Bridge is a vital connection to major transportation networks, but it... Read more →


School Violence and Vandalism Report Released

Trenton, NJ – The Department of Education today released the Violence and Vandalism Report for the 2009-2011 school years. The report is produced each year to transparently share self-reported incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance use and possession from districts. To support districts as they work to reduce incidents of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying, the department also provided additional guidance to aid districts in implementing the new law, P.L.2010, Chapter 122, known as the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. “Students learn best and achieve their full potential in safe and orderly classrooms. This report empowers parents with access to information in the most transparent way possible. We are committed to being as open and forthcoming as possible about circumstances that impact the health and... Read more →


"In Liberty" Comics - Political Cartoon - 12/19/11 - CNBnews.net

Political Cartoons from www.willevins.com Related articles Gloucester City GOP Accepting Candidate Applications-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) VIDEO: Governor Christie Dedicates Empty Sky Memorial-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) GLOUCESTER TWP. POLICE: DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE?-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Kim's Death Sets Off Tense Wait - Wall Street Journal (online.wsj.com) Sunni Leader's Arrest Creates New Iraq Crisis - Wall Street Journal (online.wsj.com) Boehner Demands Year-Long Tax Cut, Challenges Senate to Heavier Lift - Fox News (foxnews.com) AT&T drops $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA - Reuters (reuters.com) Read more →


NJ Division of Criminal Justice concurs with BCPO investigation

that determined a 2011 Mount Holly police involved shooting was justified ... MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today that the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice has concurred with the findings of a Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office investigation that determined the actions of a Mount Holly police officer who fired her weapon earlier this year in 2009 fully complied with the state Attorney General’s guidelines pertaining to the use of deadly force. The BCPO investigation concluded that Mount Holly Police Officer Kara McIntosh was legally justified in her use of deadly force when she fired a shot on March 27, 2011 at a man who charged towards her and tried to strike her with a knife. The concurrence by... Read more →


In Iraq, the last to fall: David Hickman, the 4,474th U.S. service member killed

WASHINGTON POST By J. Freedom du Lac, Published: December 17 GREENSBORO, N.C. — To find Army Spec. David Emanuel Hickman on the morning after his unit returned to Fort Bragg from Iraq, you had to drive 100 miles north, to his home town. Up Highway 29, less than two clicks from the northeast Greensboro cul-de-sac where he grew up, Hickman was in Lot 54 in the Garden of Peace at Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery. Freshly turned red soil covered his coffin, which went into the ground two weeks and a day before he was due home. There were two shriveled carnations on the damp dirt. There was no marker yet, no indication that this was a soldier’s grave. Hickman, 23, was killed in Baghdad by... Read more →


Bellmawr Fire officials warn of oxygen dangers

December 5th the Bellmawr Fire Department responded to the Hyde Park Apartments for a reported Apartment fire. The fire was extinguished by a quick thinking maintenance worker. On arrival crews discovered an elderly male that had been smoking while using oxygen. The male sustained serious burns to his airway and was transported to Cooper Trauma Center,then flown to a burn center in PA. This is the 3rd serious incident all with in the last year. As the baby boomer generation ages, the prevalence of patients using portable medical oxygen to treat pulmonary diseases is on the rise. While this treatment helps patients live richer lives with increased independence, it’s critical that those who use home oxygen understand the associated risks. Normally, the air we breathe... Read more →


Weekly Basket: Defense Dollar Dodgers

Volume XVI No. 50: December 16, 2011 Everyone should have gotten the message by now that we are in deep budget trouble and the trimming season is upon us. But when it comes to defense spending, members of Congress are using the year-end passage of our spending bills to play budgetary whack-a-mole. As if August's debt-ceiling deliberations and last month's Super Committee failure weren't exciting enough, this week we had hijinks surrounding the Fiscal Year 2012 defense policy and spending bills ---the latter mixed into a mega-spending bill with eight other spending bills. All with the backstop of only hours left before the federal government was scheduled to shut down for lack of funding. (And we had the added excitement of the tax package). The... Read more →


Star Ledger Video: Pitman's Christ in Christmas Controversy

By Brian Donohue/The Star-Ledger Ledger Live for December 16th, 2011 - Ledger Live with Brian Donohue. A holiday sign that stretches across a town's main street and reads "Keep Christ in Christmas" is causing controversy in the South Jersey borough of Pitman in Gloucester County. While one side cites a breach in constitutional rights, the other cites a bias in Christian religion - erupting an unnecessary war in a time where peace on earth is the main point. Read more →


Health Care Partner Charged with Stealing

TRENTON - Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi announced that a partial owner of a health care plan administration business was indicted today for allegedly stealing almost a half a million dollars from a trust fund that was a client of her company. According to Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Chillemi, Catarina Young, 46, of Metuchen, was charged with second-degree theft by unlawful taking, second-degree misapplication of entrusted property or property of government or financial institution and third-degree forgery. At the time the crimes allegedly occurred, Young was a partial owner of the now-defunct Elite Benefits Corp. (Elite), which was located in Middlesex County. Elite administered healthcare plans on behalf of third-party entities, including the Multi-Skilled Employees & Employer Welfare... Read more →