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June 2012

Man charged in murder of 79- year-old Paulsboro woman

press release June 29, 2012 Samuel Kevin Davis (DOB 12/5/66), whose last known address was 299 Swedesboro Ave., Paulsboro NJ, has been charged with murdering 79-year-old Thirza Sweeten, whose body was found by her daughter in the victim’s home at 1562 South Delaware Avenue in Paulsboro on March 19, 2012. Early in the investigation, Davis became a person of interest in the Sweeten murder. He was arrested in Paulsboro on an unrelated charge on March 20 and has remained in the Gloucester County Jail since... Read more →


MT. EPHRAIM School District 2012 GRADUATES | cnbnews.net

The administration and all staff members wish to congratulate the eighth grade graduating class of 2012: The students include: Isabella S. Agostini, *Christopher L. Blaylock, *Courtney L. Bocchicchio, Josiah A. Bracey, Amber-Rose T. Broschard, *Tashana N. Brown, *Brittany N. Brown, *Emily C. Calhoun, *Dominick M. Cipolone, *Maryellen M. Crain, Zachery Cyr. Also, William J. DiLolle, *Emily G. DiPadova, Benjamin G. Doherty III, Christian M. Dolan, Brett B. Duffy, *Alyssa M. Fitzpatrick, David H. Foulks, Jr., Robert C. Fusco, Jr., *Kasey L. Gardner, *Taylor S. Gavin,... Read more →


PREIT Announces the First-Ever CocoFrüt is Now Open at Cherry Hill Mall

The new concept kiosk introduces made-to-order Belgian waffle concoctions to mall shoppers. CHERRY HILL, N.J. – June 26, 2012 – CocoFrüt is now open at Cherry Hill Mall, offering shoppers Liege Belgian waffles; gourmet milk, dark and white chocolate fondues; a large selection of fresh fruit; and a variety of toppings. CocoFrüt’s 180 square foot flagship kiosk, the first of its kind, takes Belgian waffles and Belgian chocolate fondue to a new level by creating a high-quality, flavorful European experience and using its own time-honored... Read more →


DEP HOSTS URBAN RECYCLING SUMMIT

Part of DEP's Effort to Enhance Recycling Statewide to Reach 50 Percent Goal (June 28, 2012) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Program and New Jersey Solid Waste Advisory Council are jointly hosting an Urban Recycling Summit today in the DEP's effort to help municipalities develop improved recycling practices designed to boost to local economies, while also helping the state reach its goal of 50 percent recycling. Representatives from Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Bayonne, Bridgeton Camden, Clifton, East Orange, Elizabeth, Hackensack, Irvington,... Read more →


Down the Shore: Coast Guard Recovers One Boater in Absecon Bay

English: CGAS Atlantic City (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard recovered a boater after the skiff he was aboard capsized in Absecon Bay in the vicinity of the Route 30 causeway bridge Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at approximately 3:20 a.m. from a member of the Brigantine Police Department reporting there was a capsized boat with three men aboard in Absecon Bay. Two of the men made it to shore and were located by a... Read more →


Gov. Christie Calls Special Session for Monday to Discuss Budget | cnbnews.net

Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hillsborough, NJ 3/2/11 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Trenton, NJ – Determined to reverse the path chosen by Democrats in the legislature to impose an $800 million tax hike on New Jersey residents, while holding middle-class tax relief hostage, Governor Chris Christie today called for a special session of the state legislature Monday. In a letter to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, Governor Christie noted the fundamental choice confronting Democrats in the legislature: “Continue... Read more →


Legion World Series on ESPN3.com

American Legion Baseball (Photo credit: Wikipedia) American Legion Baseball fans nationwide will have the opportunity to watch the 2012 Legion World Series games live in Shelby, N.C., Aug. 17-21. All 15 games will once again be streamed online on ESPN3.com. The games will be shown online and on mobile devices to Internet customers with high-speed connections from affiliated service providers. Viewing ESPN3 is free and viewers will be able to go towww.legion.org to find a direct link to ESPN3. Once there, viewers need only to... Read more →


County Consumer Protection Issues Warnings to Home Improvement Contractors

(Woodbury, NJ) The County Office of Consumer Protection in coordination with the State Office of Consumer Affairs issued warnings this week to home improvement contractors who have not registered or who have not placed their registration numbers on their commercial vehicles. The New Jersey Home Improvement Contractors Registration Act requires all contractors conducting business in this state to be registered with the State Office of Consumer Affairs. Existing home contractors should have been registered by December 31, 2005 and must renew their 90 dollar registration... Read more →


Bishops Ask Congress to Repair AFA

English: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) June 28, 2012 Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems WASHINGTON—Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan—the... Read more →


Area 4th of July Celebrations | cnbnews.net

PHOTO CREDIT: Thinkstock SATURDAY Westville: Independence Day Celebration, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 165 Broadway. Crafters will set up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thomas West Park (along Delsea Drive). Other activities will include a petting zoo, pony cart rides and moon bounce. Fireworks display after dusk at River Drive (along Big Timber Creek). Free. (856) 456-0030 or info@westville-nj.com. www.westville-nj.com Philadelphia: Taste of Philadelphia, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wawa Welcome America! kicks... Read more →


The Affordable Care Act and Elderly Recipients | cnbnews.net

Released: 6/22/2012 12:10 PM EDT Source: George Washington University The Affordable Care Act Could Have Negative Consequences for Elderly Recipients of Long-Term Services and Supports, George Washington University Professor Says Ellen Kurtzman, Assistant Research Professor at GW School of Nursing, Co-Authors Study Examining How Three of the Law’s Provisions Affect Vulnerable Older Adults Newswise — WASHINGTON – Three provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to enhance care transitions and prevent avoidable outcomes for the Medicare population are found to have inadequately addressed the... Read more →


Archdiocese of Philadelphia to close, sell Villa St. Joseph-by-the-Sea in Ventnor

VENTNOR — Priests accustomed to spending summers during their retirement at a diocese-owned Ventnor beach house will no longer be able to do so, effective Saturday. That’s when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will close Villa St. Joseph-by-the-Sea, a 12-room stucco mansion on the Boardwalk at Princeton Avenue. Retired priests have reserved rooms there for getaways during May through October since 1963, said Frances Deibert, whose family has worked there since shortly after it opened and managed it for almost three decades. Financial difficulties forced the... Read more →


Rolak's Boxing News: Adamek To Stay Busy, Fights Planned in September, December

Polski: Tomasz Adamek - polski bokser, mistrz świata (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Raymond Rolak (cnbnews.net)Polish native son Tomasz Adamek is planning to stay very busy as he continues to chase his second shot at the world heavyweight title. Adamek is scheduled to see action on Sept. 8th at The Prudential Center in Newark and if everything goes as planned he will fight again in the United States in December. So far, no names have been announced for either bout. Eddie Chambers will not be available... Read more →


CAGW Names NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Porker of the Month | cnbnews.net

Michael Bloomberg - Cartoon (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey) June 29, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg its June 2012 Porker of the Month for proposing a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, food carts, movie theaters, and any other venues that receive letter grades from the city for food service. If the measure is approved by the city’s health department after a three-month comment period, which began on June 12, the... Read more →


OBAMACARE: SEVEN NEW TAXES ON CITIZENS EARNING LESS THAN $250,000 | breitbart.com

The first, and best known, of these seven taxes that will hit all Americans as a result of Obamacare is the Individual Mandate Tax (no longer concealed as a penalty). This provision will require a couple to pay the higher of a base tax of $1,360 per year, or 2.5% of adjusted growth income starting with lower base tax and rising to this level by 2016. Individuals will see a base tax of $695 and families a base tax of $2,085 per year by 2016.... Read more →


Welcome Home Spec. Richard Peter, Burlington Township | cnbnews.net

Welcome Back From Afghanistan Burlington Township, New Jersey Who: Specialist Richard Petner When: Sunday, July 1, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM Where: 2012 Sylvan Park Road Burlington Township, New Jersey 08016 Please come out to welcome home Specialist Richard Petner from his deployment in Afghanistan. Specialist Richard Petner is with the US Army Corp of Engineers: the 20thDivision, 554th Engineer Company. He joined the US Army at age 21 and is 25 years old. He went from PFC in 2009 to Specialist in 2010 and attended... Read more →


Ben Franklin Bridge Lighting to Honor American Independence and the Sunshine Foundation

CAMDEN, N.J. – The Delaware River Port Authority today announced the Benjamin Franklin Bridge lighting schedule for the month of July. The bridge will be lit the following colors on the following evenings: · June 25 through July 4 – Red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day by adding extra glitter to the Delaware River fireworks. · July 8 through July 15 – Yellow to illuminate the Sunshine Foundation’s “Crown Lights Awareness Campaign,” an effort to focus public attention on children with severe chronic... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: The Importance of a Name (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Pedigree dogs registered with the AKC are often given fancy names which are then shortened for ease of pronunciation. Picking out your pet's name or nickname is an important part of the ongoing bonding process between you. Dogs can process one or two syllables together, so if you give him a nickname, make it a short one. And try not to negatively label him by giving him a name that means something derogatory. The name by which your dog is known... Read more →


CELEBRITY ROSTER FOR RON “JAWS” JAWORSKI & LARRY BOWA’S SOFTBALL GAME GROWS

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Legends vs The Champions to feature players from the Phillies 1980 and 2008 World Series facing off against Philadelphia area legendary sports stars; All for charity CAMDEN, N.J. — ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski and Former Phillies Manager and MLB Network Analyst Larry Bowa will lead two star-studded celebrity teams on the softball diamond to support two area non-profits: Jaws Youth Playbook and Kisses for Kyle Foundation. Celebrity Participants include: Ron Jaworski, Larry Bowa, Steve Carlton, Dickie Noles, Marty... Read more →


BURLINGTON COUNTY TO IMPOSE $50 PROCESSING FEE FOR JAIL INMATES | cnbnews.net

Funds To Offset Inmate Medical Costs Borne By Taxpayers, Garganio Says Following the lead of several others counties in the State, Burlington County Freeholders today gave tentative approval to the imposition of a $50 processing fee on all inmates committed to the Burlington County Detention Center and Correctional Work Release Center. Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio said that the fees, which will be assessed at the time inmates are processed into the jail, are expected to generate upwards of $150,000 in the first year, and would... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on Local Students Named to Dean's List at the University of Delaware

English: University of Delaware wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia) NEWARK, DE (06/29/2012)(readMedia)-- Several students from our area have been named to the University of Delaware's Dean's List for Spring 2012. These students include: Hinnah Aslam of Bellmawr, NJ Kenneth Brown of Mt. Ephraim, NJ Kenneth Brown of Mt. Ephraim, NJ Melanie Carpenter of Gloucester City, NJ Angela Colletti of Wall, NJ Kelly Flynn of Bellmawr, NJ Allyson Heim of Wall, NJ Alyssa Hull of Belmar, NJ Alyssa Hull of Belmar, NJ Deanna Lapp of Wall, NJ... Read more →


Christopher Rizman of Wall Township Achieves Honors at Kent School

KENT, CT (06/28/2012)(readMedia)-- Christopher Rizman, a student in the 6th form (12th-grade) at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the spring term of 2011-2012. Rizman is the child of Ladislav and Kathleen Rizman of Wall Township. Kent is a co-ed college preparatory school founded in 1906 in the tradition of the Episcopal Church. Located in northwestern Connecticut, the School offers boys and girls a rigorous and interesting academic program in a boarding environment. 560 boarding and day students from... Read more →


Local Students named to the Marist College Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester

Shield of Marist College (Photo credit: Wikipedia) POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (06/28/2012)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been named to the Marist College Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester. Kristin Baumann, Wall, NJ, is a member of the Class of 2013 and is majoring in Chemistry Biochemistry. Owen Cobb, Wall, NJ, is a member of the Class of 2014 and is majoring in Communication - Public Relations. Eric Wrigley, Wall Township, NJ, is a member of the Class of 2013 and is majoring in Accounting. Marist... Read more →


Joseph J. Mulderig Jr., of Bellmawr, US Post Office Employee, Member of American Legion Post 72 and VFW Post 9563

On June 27, 2012. Age 55. Of Bellmawr, NJ and formerly of Berlin, NJ. Passed away at home. JOE MULDERIG Loving son of the late Joseph J. Mulderig, Sr. and Rita M. (nee McConnell). Dear brother of Rita Toy (nee Mulderig) and her husband Edward, and Maureen Glezman (nee Mulderig) and her husband, the late Daniel Glezman. Devoted uncle to David Glezman, Patrick Glezman, Mandie Walker (fiancé of Patrick), Kathleen Toy and the late Edward. E. “Ted” Toy, Jr. Great uncle to Maclian and Rawley... Read more →


Elizabethtown College students work in PA State Legislature

James A. Finnegan Fellowship sponsors interns ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (06/28/2012)(readMedia)-- The 2012 recipients of the James A. Finnegan Fellowship were recently honored during a banquet at the Governor's Residence. Four recipients-including Suzanne Laucks and Tyler Eshelman from Elizabethtown College-were selected from a pool of 17 applicants, representing 11 colleges and universities. The winners are participating in paid summer internships in the Harrisburg legislative system, and receive a stipend of at least $1,000. The Fellowship is awarded each year by the James A. Finnegan Foundation, which was... Read more →


Allen Honored by South Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington) is honored to accept the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Public Service Award. The organization, which recognized the Senator and other award recipients at its 2012 Pinnacle Awards Dinner in Voorhees on June 11th, bestows the Public Service Award for "making the Chamber, our members, and the regional business community priorities on [their] agenda throughout the years" on one public official each year. "As the former President and owner of a small business myself, this award means a lot,"... Read more →


Gordon, Pou, Wagner, Eustace & Vainieri Huttle Vow to Continue Fighting for Solution

Christie Dashes Hope for Flooding Relief by Vetoing Bridge Funding JUNE 29, 2012 (TRENTON) – Senators Bob Gordon and Nellie Pou and Assembly members Connie Wagner, Tim Eustace and Valerie Vainieri Huttle vowed to continue fighting on behalf of Bergen County residents after Governor Christie vetoed legislation they sponsored that would have provided a long-term fix to the flooding caused by the Marcellus Street Bridge in Garfield. "This veto may not be totally equivalent to a 'Christie to Bergen County: Drop Dead' headline, but it's... Read more →


Don’t Be One of the 35% – See a Dog in a Hot Car, Report it!

Bucket-headed dog (Photo credit: Paul Kidd) Added by Jasmine Kleine The UK may be a nation of dog lovers, but it seems we are still putting man’s best friend at risk as a new survey released today by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, reveals that over 66% of people have seen a dog locked in a car on a sunny day yet over a third of them did nothing about it. With temperatures easily reaching over 40 degrees in some parked vehicles,... Read more →


Ready, Vet, Go!

The goal of Ready, Vet, Go! is to promote housing stability among very low-income veterans and their families who reside in or are transitioning into permanent housing. To become a participant for direct services and intensive case management in the Ready, Vet, Go! Program an individual must first meet the following conditions: Be a member of a „Veteran Household‰, which is defined as a member of a family in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, is a Veteran.... Read more →


YOUTH GROUP CAR WASH & HOT DOG SALE!!! | cnbnews.net

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ -On Saturday, June 30th, The YOUTH GROUP from Lighthouse Baptist Church will be holding a FREE CAR wash to raise money to go to Summer Camp in West Union, West Virginia next month. The kids will also be selling grilled hot dogs, a bag of chips and a cold soda for $3.00. The event will start at 9 AM and run until 2 PM. Bring your dirty car, truck or van to 811 Market Street and let the Youth Group from Lighthouse... Read more →


Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote | Fox News

The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress. The contempt vote technically opened the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for Holder and because President Obama has already asserted executive privilege over the documents in question, some expected Holder's Justice Department to balk. Deputy Attorney... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Traffic Advisory

Broadmoor 4th of July Parade. June 30, 2012 10:00 AM The annual Broadmoor 4th of July parade will be taking place on Orchard Avenue on June 30th at 10:00 AM. The starting point will be Orchard Avenue and Wessex Lane and the parade’s route will be Orchard Avenue to Broadmoor Park.Motorists are encouraged to avoid Orchard Avenue during the parade and seek an alternate route. Please use extreme caution if you are traveling in the area due to pedestrian traffic. Read more →


Are Drugs for Osteoporosis Treatments Safe?

English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA Press Release Researchers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have taken a close look at the long-term benefit of bisphosphonates, a class of medications widely prescribed to treat osteoporosis. An FDA review of clinical studies measuring the effectiveness of long-term bisphosphonates use shows that some patients may be able to stop using bisphosphonates after three to five years and still continue to benefit from their use, says Marcea Whitaker, M.D.,... Read more →


Shipments of South African Summer Citrus Arriving in U.S. Markets Nationwide

Ambersweet oranges, a new cold-resistant orange variety. USDA photo(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Clementines and Navel Oranges are First of Sweet Summer Treats for U.S. Consumers Philadelphia, Pa., -- June 26, 2012 – Clementines and Navel oranges from South Africa are arriving this week from South Africa. The first refrigerated vessel, Iberian Reefer, will bring 2,621 pallets of citrus: 1096 Clementines and 1525 Navel oranges. The fruit will be distributed to grocery and other retail stores across the U.S. The ship’s arrival marks the official beginning of... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Will Honor Fallen Firefighters who Died 10 Years Ago

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News This Fourth of July will be the 10th anniversary of a tragic July Fourth fire that stunned and saddened the residents of Mount Ephraim and Gloucester City. On July 4, 2002, a Gloucester City house fire claimed the lives of Mount Ephraim Fire Chief James Sylvester, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshall John West and Firefighter Thomas Stewart of the Gloucester City Fire Department as they tried to rescue the three Slack sisters, how also perished in the fire. Early that... Read more →