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August 2012

State Police Out- In- Full Force

West Trenton, N.J. - Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced increased patrols across the state to enforce the laws and aid holiday travelers this Labor Day weekend. To ensure that drivers are following the rules of the road, troopers will conduct highly visible patrols to deter unsafe driving. In addition to the regularly scheduled patrols, The New Jersey State Police will have over 150 extra troopers on patrol working various traffic and DWI details. “Drivers are not only responsible for their actions behind the wheel, but they are also responsible for the safety of passengers who are in the vehicle with them,” Colonel Fuentes said. “Those who choose to engage in dangerous driving activities, such as distracted driving and driving... Read more →


Weekly Camden County Freeholder News released August 31st | cnbnews.net

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day Weekend Most Camden County offices will be closed on Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3. Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly. Camden Waterfront Backyard BBQ The 4th Annual Camden Waterfront Backyard BBQ will take place on Sept. 2 from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Wiggins Waterfront Park. The free event promoting health and wellness features food, kids activities and a performances by Galactic, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, The Stooges Brass Band and Cyril Neville. For more information, visit www.camdencounty.com. Veterans Outreach Program The Freeholder Board’s Office of Veterans Affairs went on the road to provide greater access to services. More than 50 Veterans and their families attended an outreach event... Read more →


Westville Man Off to Jail for Allowing 5 Year Old Daughter to Walk the Street at 4AM

Frank H. Lindeborn (7/4/83), of 507 Broadway, Westville NJ was sentenced today (8/31) to the maximum of 18 months in New Jersey state prison for abuse or neglect of a child, admitting that he was asleep in his apartment when his five-year-old daughter was found walking alone on Broadway in Westville at 4 a.m. on August 30, 2011. In sentencing Lindeborn on the fourth-degree crime, Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. said he took into account that the defendant was a repeat offender, having previously been convicted of theft and unlawful possession of a weapon. He pleaded guilty to the abuse/neglect/ charge Aug. 3. He receives credit for 70 days in jail that resulted from a bench warrant issued when he failed to appear... Read more →


Three Generations Seek Safety and Solace at Red Cross Shelter

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:31 PM PDT Three generations of McCraws are calling the Red Cross shelter at Vancleave High School home for the duration of Hurricane Isaac. The Jackson County residents live in a low-lying area prone to flooding and are thankful to the Red Cross for opening the refuge for safety and solace. “Seven years ago, we lost our home to Hurricane Katrina when a tree fell on it and we lived here, in this very same shelter, for three weeks,” said Melissa Brooks, daughter of James McGraw (center). Eventually, they moved back to the family property to begin anew. When asked about the Vancleave shelter opening to assist evacuees from Hurricane Isaac, she said, “I need to be here with my family.... Read more →


Moorestown Twp. Police Dept. Incident Reports Aug. 26-Aug. 30

Date: August 26, 2012 1. 11:53 AM – Criminal Mischief – Resident from the unit block of Hamilton Ct. reported their mailbox was knocked over sometime overnight on 8/25/2012. Date: August 30, 2012 1. 4:17 PM – Burglary – Resident from the 100 block of Ramblewood Rd. reported a burglary to the residence. Entry was gained by forcing a rear bathroom window. Jewelry and coins were taken. 2. 8:44 AM – Theft – Resident from the unit block of W. Spruce Ave reported a theft of a bicycle sometime between 2:00 and 3:00 PM on 8/26/2012. Read more →


Cross Country Programs Open up 2012 Season at Colgate University’s “Harry Lang” Invitational

HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 30, 2012) – On the wake of the first meet of the 2012 season, the Stevens Institute of Technology cross country programs have spent the past two weeks preparing for the opening race of the year under the guidance of brand new head coach Justin Wood. Both Ducks teams will compete at the Harry Lang Invitational hosted by Colgate University on September 1 to kick off their 12-week schedule. Wood, formerly the head coach at SUNY Delhi, is a National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Famer after competing for the Broncos for two seniors as an undergraduate. He then obtained his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and his master’s from Southern Connecticut State University before returning to Delhi as a... Read more →


Walter F. Riggins III, of Vineland, age 58

Surrounded by his loving family, on August 29, 2012. Age 58. Of Vineland. Loving father of Scott F. Riggins (Lindsay) and Nicole Riggins (Jonathan Carroll). Cherished grandfather of Elise Carroll. Dear brother of Brian P. Riggins (Joan). Also survived by his aunt, Josephine Lanard and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Saturday, September 8th from 4 to 6 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Memorial Service 6 PM in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of New Jersey: 226 Haddonfield Road, Suite 200, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. In the memo, please write: Walter F. Riggins, III. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting & Fishing: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) Identified in Salem County Deer

August 30, 2012 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has recently confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) serotype 2 virus as the cause of death in a deer in Salem County. Other possible cases have been reported in Cape May, Gloucester and Camden counties, although these have not been confirmed by laboratory testing. EHD is not a public health issue. It cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected midges, or eating infected deer meat; however, the Division of Fish and Wildlife strongly advises against consuming meat from any game animal that appears ill. Although livestock can be infected with EHD, the disease is relatively benign in livestock and is likely to go unnoticed,... Read more →


Missed the toll? | cnbnews.net

Atlantic City Expressway Got caught in an E-ZPass Lane without a tag? Join the millions who use the hassle free lane by purchasing an E-ZPass On-The-Go Tag at the Farley Service Plaza, AC Visitors Center or the Hamilton Mall. Have E-ZPass Already? If you have received a traffic summons in the mail issued by the New Jersey State Police for a toll violation and have an E-ZPass account, first contact the E-ZPass Service center at 1-888-288-6865 (or www.ezpassnj.com) to verify your account status. If your account is in good standing contact the SJTA at 609-965-6060. Be prepared to provide your E-ZPass account number, proof of toll payment and the traffic summons number. This must be done prior to the court date listed on the traffic... Read more →


Battery Issues Prompt Recall of St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini Pain Implants

St. Jude Medical has recalled its Eon and Eon Mini Pain Management implants because of issues with their batteries. According to a report from Mass Device, at least three patients suffered 1st or 2nd degree burns when batteries overheated while recharging. Apparently, hundreds of people have had the St. Jude Eon and Eon Pain Management devices removed for either recharging problems, or because the batteries failed early. According to Mass Device, the problems have already spawned a personal injury lawsuit filed by a patient alleging that the battery in her Eon Mini model 3788 was defective. In that case, the implant was surgically removed when the battery failed after just six months. St. Jude said it had received 214 reports as of June 30 that... Read more →


Three Burlington County Men Found Guilty of Robbery

MAYS LANDING – Three Burlington County men were found guilty of first-degree robbery in connection with the robbery of a man and woman in the Tropicana Casino parking garage in May 2011. Today, a jury convicted Brandon Cooper, 22, of Beverly, Brent Johnson, 22, of Burlington and Leon Peterson, 19, of Lumberton, of the robbery of Mohammed Sheikh, of Freehold. Johnson and Cooper were also found guilty of the robbery and aggravated sexual assault of a female victim who was accompanying Mr. Sheikh. On May 28, 2011, at approximately 4 a.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Tropicana Casino parking garage. Upon arrival, police were informed by security that two males believed to have fled the scene... Read more →


New Strain of Hand, Foot and Mouth Virus | cnbnews

Nederlands: Public Health Image Library http://phil.cdc.gov/Phil/default.asp PHIL ID# 1573 Title: Herpes simplex lesion of lower lip, second day after onset. Content Provider(s): CDC/Dr. Herrmann Creation Date: (1964) Description: Herpes simplex lesion of lower lip, second day after onset. HSV, cold sore. Source Library: PHIL (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Released: 8/24/2012 10:00 AM EDT Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine -But most cases are mild, short-lived, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center dermatologists say Your child goes to bed in perfect health. The next morning she wakes up with high fever, malaise and bright red blisters erupting all over her body. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center dermatologists say the disturbing scenario has become quite common in the last few months, sending scared parents to their pediatrician’s office or straight to the emergency... Read more →


Some Residents Upset with City's Plan to Build Low Income Housing | cnbnews

BY CNBNEWS STAFF Yesterday the City of Gloucester City announced it was planning to build three new single family Architect sketch of proposed single family homes homes on property it owns at Market and 4th Streets. The property extends from Market Street to Powell Street. Years ago the site was the home of Gannon Jewelry and Furniture Store. Later it was home for Smith Appliances. The announcement has set off a flurry of comments from people who oppose the idea. For example City resident Mike Stanton writes, In light of there being so many houses for sale why would the city add to the stock now? Three additional houses added to the current stock of unsold houses will drive prices down...economics 101. In light of... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Announces Back-to-School Dates

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ – Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School has announced key back-to-school dates with the opening of classes in early September. Please note the following events and dates: Wednesday, September 5 Junior High Orientation and Picnic, 7:55 a.m. Sophomore Orientation, 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 6 Junior Orientation, 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 7 Senior Orientation, 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 10 Freshmen Orientation, 7:55 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 11 First Full Day of Classes For additional information, please contact the Main Office at (856) 456-4400. Related articles Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School News (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester Catholic Junior High Confers 22 Diplomas During Inaugural Ceremony | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester Catholic Junior High's First Year... Read more →


TCNJ SET FOR 2012 SEASON OPENER:

The Lions open up the 2012 football season in grand fashion, hosting Ursinus College under the lights on Friday night at Lions’ Stadium. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. It is the first of four Friday night games for TCNJ this season, three of which will be played on their home turf. Eric Hamilton enters his 36th season as the Lions head coach. Coming off a strong 2011 campaign that saw his squad post a 7-3 overall mark, the veteran coach is pleased with the energy this preseason, and feels their success will be determined by minimizing mistakes. “Playing at home last year was a big plus and with all the new faces this year, it is important to gain confidence as... Read more →


Celebrating Women Special Agents

Part 4: Who Said It? Pop Culture’s Take on Women Special Agents 08/28/12 1. “I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven’t slept all night, I’m starved, and I’m armed! Don’t messwith me!” 2. “You see a lot, doctor. But are you strong enough to point that high-powered perception at yourself? What about it? Why don’t you—why don’t you look at yourself and write down what you see? Or maybe you’re afraid to.” Answer Key 3. “He was kinda of cute...for a sociopath.” 4. “Hey, you think it’s easy being surrounded by guys with guns all day?” Male agent: “I thought you liked guys with guns.” “I like the guns.” 5. “What are you doing here?” Male scientist: “We’re trying... Read more →


Penn State Live - Football Eve kicks off season Friday night

Friday, August 31, 2012 Immediate Release August 31 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Head coaches from 11 Penn State programs will be a part of the presentation at the ninth annual Penn State Football Eve Friday evening. Each coach will deliver a message to the crowd, beginning with men's basketball head coach Patrick Chambers' talking about One Team. Penn State will kick off the football season and a big home sports weekend with Football Eve at 7 p.m., followed by men's soccer and women's volleyball matches at 8 p.m. Admission and parking are free for Penn State Football Eve. The Nittany Lions' season opener against Ohio is at noon Saturday. Joining Chambers and football coach Bill O'Brien at the event are: Coquese Washington (Lady Lion Basketball),... Read more →


2012 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced | cnbnews.net

August 29, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Finalists for the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, many pushing the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution, were announced today by the Online News Association and its academic partner, the School of Communication at the University of Miami. A group of 34 industry-leading journalists and new media professionals teamed up to review entrants and select finalists. Twelve of those judges, representing a diverse cross-section of the industry, and 12 more internationally conferred to determine winners from independent, community, nonprofit, major media and international news sites. The results will be announced at the 2012 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 22, in San Francisco. This year, ONA introduced category changes to ensure the... Read more →


Judge Sentences Members of Violent Home Invasion Gang

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 28, 2012 PHILADELPHIA - Members of a violent robbery gang were sentenced to prison today for five armed home invasion robberies of business owners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland between October 2009 and April 2010. In all of the robberies, the defendants assaulted the victims in their own homes. U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis sentenced four defendants today and one yesterday. Three other defendants await sentencing and one defendant was sentenced in April. The defendants - Teo Van Bui, 37, of Philadelphia, Buu Huu Truong, 36, of Philadelphia, PA, Den Van Nguyen, 41, of Philadelphia, Thach Van Nguyen, 34, of Wall Township, NJ, and Sidney Biggs, 46, of Laurel, DE - each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery.... Read more →


AMAC Opinion: New Clean Drilling and Oil Refineries Can Provide Realistic Relief at the Gas Pump

by Daniel Webber Costlier gasoline hits seniors particularly hard by limiting their mobility and their ability to afford such basics as food - BOHEMIA, NY, Aug 24 – “We’re going nowhere, fast,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens in response to “yet another round of skyrocketing gas prices. What we need is realistic relief, namely new refineries and new drilling projects unfettered by outdated EPA scrutiny.” Weber added that modern refining and drilling technologies focus on clean production as “a matter of good business sense. By encumbering domestic producers with overregulation only serves to increase prices at the pump. It also increases our dependence on foreign sources.” He pointed out that pump prices have been spiking for nearly two months... Read more →


A note from soldier #64 stationed in Afghanistan

Ewing, NJ … Andrew Mason’ 10 is a former offensive lineman for The College of New Jersey football team. He wore #64 for the Lions, playing through the 2010 season when he earned the Earl H. Dean Scholar-Leader-Athlete award. Mason is also a graduate of TCNJ’s U.S. Army ROTC program and graduated with a degree in criminal justice with a 3.37 overall cumulative average. Mason is currently serving in the United States Military and stationed in Afghanistan. He recently reached out to head coach Eric Hamilton via email. For purposes of security, details of his location, platoon, and mission have been removed. “Just wanted to drop a line and wish you and the guys luck this year. Hope camp is going well. Wish I was... Read more →


YOUNG TURKS SHOULD GET THEIR FACTS STRAIGHT (includes video) | cnbnews.net

Cenk Uygur in 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Updated 1 PM August 31 This article has been corrected CNBNEWS.NET POINT OF VIEW By BILL CLEARY Cenk Uygur host of the Liberal TV Talk Show Young Turks rips Republican Governor Christie in the 6 minute video below for the planned layoff of the entire Camden City police department. Uygur, who does not live in New Jersey, goes on a tirade saying the state has no money to give poor Camden because the Christie’s administration has given big tax breaks to his billionaire friends. What Uygur fails to mention is the fact that it is the Democrat controlled Camden County Freeholder Board that is pushing for the elimination of the present police department. Joining the Board is Camden... Read more →


Just Sayin': Love Among the Ruined | cnbnews.net

By Dawn Watson cnbnews.net I’m old, I guess. Ancient. Ruined. But I found love, again at the ripe old age of 61. “He’s an old man, now,” said his daughter. “How cool that you have a gentleman friend,” said her son-in-law. Hoo, boy, they don’t know the half of it. My ‘gentleman friend’ and I hold hands, skip down the street, and pause at the bottom of each hill while driving, rev up the engine, go real fast and holler, “WHEEEEE!” disregarding struts, shocks, and damage to our tires. (They too, are ancient). But that’s not the best part, oh no! We walk the dogs together, watch a movie most afternoons, then take in Happy Hour at Vitale’s before coming home to cook on the... Read more →


Women’s Volleyball Looks to Rebound in 2012

HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 30, 2012) – The Stevens Institute of Technology women’s volleyball team begins its 2012 season on August 31 against SUNY Geneseo at the New York University Tournament for a two-day event and will play four matches on the opening weekend. The Ducks are coming off a 15-23 (5-2 E8) record last year, its only sub-.500 record since 2001, and looks to rebound in a strong way with a core group of returning upperclassmen and a brand new head coach at the helm. Stevens will be led into the 33-match grind by first year head coach Glenn DeHaven. DeHaven joins the Castle Point community after spending two seasons as an assistant at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. where the Pioneers posted a 45-19... Read more →


Parks & Plazas in Center City

Sister Cities Park Thursdays, 10am Now - September 20 Family Yoga Presented by YogaChild Kids Ages 2-5 Thursdays, 5-8pm Now - October 25 Pairings on the Parkway Presented by CCD & Milk & Honey Café centercityphila.org/life/sister_citiespairings.php Tuesdays, 11am September 4 & 11 Nature in the Park Presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Kids Ages 3-8 Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am September 8 - November 17 Soccer Shots Presented by Soccer Shots Kids Ages 3-8 Register at SoccerShots.org Saturdays, 10am-Noon September 8 - October 27 Art in the Park Presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Mondays, 6-7pm (Oct. 8, 4-5pm) September 10 - October 8 Kids Concerts Kids of All Ages Mondays, 10:30-11:30am September 10 - October 22 (no class Oct. 8) Story & Art... Read more →


CNBNews Columnist Hank Miller Succumbs; Korean/Vietnam Era War Veteran, CIA Employee

Mr. Miller with his wife Keiko by CNBNEWS STAFF Harry Miller Jr., of Kitakyushu City, Japan died August 19, 2012 from lung cancer. He was 75 years old. A former resident of Gloucester City NJ, Hank was the author of the semi-weekly CNBNEWS column When East Meets West which featured stories about the customs of Japan. He began writing the column for CNBNews in 2007 and continued to write it until two months before he died. He was also the founder of Miller English School of Japan. Mr. Miller graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School and was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, both in Gloucester City. Hank joined the Navy at age 17 when the the Korean War started. According to his sister Roni... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Offers Quick Breakfast At Mary Bray

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Beginning this school year, Mary Bray School will offer brown bagged breakfasts to students to be consumed during homeroom. The “Grab and Go” breakfasts, a pilot program, will be incompliance with new federal nutrition regulations and will be prepared by Nutriserve. During the August 13 Mount Ephraim Board of Education meeting, Business Administrator Melissa Raywood explained that parents will pre-order their child’s breakfast each week. The regular price for breakfast will be $1.55. The reduced price will be 30 cents, and some children will be eligible for a free breakfast. Board Member Joan Greenwood said studies have shown that eating breakfast improves concentration in students, and that hungry children tend to be pre-occupied with what they will be... Read more →


East Orange and Dunellen designated as Transit Villages

Program promotes dense, mixed-use development near transit facilities (cnbnews.net) Trenton – The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced that East Orange (Essex County) and Dunellen (Middlesex County) have been accepted into the Transit Village program that now includes 26 municipalities statewide. The program provides participating towns with planning expertise and grant opportunities to redevelop land near train or other transit facilities in a way that promotes economic activity and the use of public transportation. All Transit Village proposals must include residential components. “The Transit Village program promotes a desirable style of development that creates car-free opportunities for residents and visitors to walk to and from transit facilities and to and from local shopping, dining, employment and other destinations,” said NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson. “Transit... Read more →


Heavy Labor Day Traffic Expected

CAMDEN, N.J. – Motorists crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge this weekend should Walt Whitman Bridge seen from Gloucester City's Proprietor's Park winter 2008/cnbnews photo expect delays caused by heavy Labor Day traffic passing through vehicle lanes configured for ongoing construction. Phase Four of the Walt Whitman Bridge redecking project began on July 12 and is expected to continue into October. During the current phase of construction, the center barrier cannot be moved to create more than three lanes of traffic in each direction – even when construction is suspended during a holiday. “Because we’re redecking the center lane on a seven-lane bridge, we can open no more than three lanes eastbound and three lanes westbound,” said DRPA Chief Engineer Michael Venuto. “At any other point... Read more →


New Members Being Sought

New members are being sought for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Community Partnership, a two-year-old countywide group whose aim is crime prevention through increasing community awareness and participation. Partnership members from Gloucester County’s 24 municipalities meet monthly in different locations to identify community issues and work on programs designed to address problems that negatively impact neighborhoods, including drug activity, youth issues and crime trends. Residents and area businesses interested in a better quality of life in their neighborhoods are invited to join by calling the Prosecutor’s Office Community Justice Coordinator, Shannon Fuerneisen, at (856) 384-5511. “So far, we have really focused our efforts on our youth, including hosting an Anti-Bullying Poster and video Contest with hundreds of participants from throughout the county,” said Prosecutor Sean F.... Read more →


Rowan 2012 Women’s Volleyball Outlook

by Jon McMenamin The Rowan University women’s volleyball team enters the 2012 season with high expectations. The Profs return five starters from their 2011 team that went 15-16 overall and 5-2 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). Rowan advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. “I hate to lose and I want the team to reach its potential,” said head coach Libby Ranero. “I expect to get as much out of the athletes as they have in them. I want them to realize they can do things they don’t think they can. I expect the team to improve daily and do their personal best every time they are on the court. They will bring it together and winning will happen.” This year’s team... Read more →


Sewell man convicted of eluding, hindering

press release Charles J. Daidone (DOB 12/7/84), of Sewell NJ was convicted today of eluding a law enforcement officer and hindering his own prosecution by giving a false name after a Westville patrolman spotted him using a cell phone while driving on Delsea Drive (Route 47) the night of April 3, 2010. Daidone’s $7,500 bail on the third and fourth degree charges was revoked and he was removed from the courtroom to the county jail. Sentencing was scheduled by Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. for Oct. 12. A state prison sentence will be recommended by Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph More. Arresting officer, John Massing, called to the witness stand by Assistant Prosecutor More, said the defendant accelerated through residential streets off Delsea... Read more →


Philadelphia: Celebrate Summer on the Delaware

Celebrate summer on the waterfront as the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation sets sail with another great season of outdoor entertainment on the RiverStage on the GREAT PLAZA at Penn’s Landing and Philadelphia’s newest park, the RACE STREET PIER. Enjoy festivals, concerts, live arts, First Fridays, Screenings Under the Stars, kayaks, swan boats AND more fireworks than ever before! Screenings Under the Stars series finishes this Thursday, August 30th. TheGREAT PLAZA will be transformed into a unique outdoor theater and this week’s feature, The Descendants begins at 8:00 p.m. The 15th Anniversary of Smooth Jazz Summer Nights celebrates Woman in Music wraps up this Friday at 7:30 p.m., followed by the free Friday Night Lights landside Fireworks display. This final concert tomorrow night at the GREAT... Read more →


Officials Urge Public to use SEPTA for Budweiser Made in America Concert

Philadelphia, August 24, 2012 – City of Philadelphia and SEPTA officials announced that SEPTA is preparing to add and adjust service for the upcoming Budweiser Made In America Festival, which will be held on the Parkway Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. Budweiser Made in America will be locally produced by Live Nation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and will benefit local United Way organizations. Mayor Michael A. Nutter urged concert-goers and visitors to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway attractions to use public transportation because SEPTA will bolster its transit schedule to get them to-and-from the show. “Philadelphia is a green, walk-able city with a world class public transportation system,” he said. “I strongly urge visitors and residents to use this great resource during Budweiser... Read more →


Teachers Receive School Supplies from TeacherLists.com

Teachers receive over $60,000 in much needed school supplies Wrentham, MA — Four hundred forty- five teachers and schools were recently awarded over $60,000 in classroom supplies to kick off the 2012-2013 school year. Discovery Charter School is one of thousands of schools nationwide to be awarded iPads, school supplies and school supply gift cards for their implementation of the TeacherLists.com program at their school. The supplies are awarded to teachers and schools across the country to assist them in preparing their classrooms for the new school year. TeacherLists.com, a School Family Media site, allows all teachers to easily load and update their classroom’s must-have supply lists, as well as their wish lists. Parents can also easily access the site online, keeping them up to... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA: Tickets on Sale for Concerts at the Cathredral Basilica/video

THE second season of Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica begin on September 29. See their beautiful newWEBSITE! Visit there to purchase tickets for the coming season, learn more about this year's artists and even become aDONOR right on the secure new site. Help keep the best in Sacred and Classical music coming to the Cathedral Basilica for the entire Philadelphia region. Choral Arts Philadelphia Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:00 PM Sergei Rachmaninov’s Vespers Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia With the Philadelphia Boy’s Choir and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Sunday, October 21, 2012 3:00 PM Anton Bruckner’s Mass in E minor Robert Moran’s Trinity Requiem and Angele Dei Tenebrae Choir of London Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 PM The winner of the 2012 BBC Music Magazine’s Choral Music... Read more →


Burlington County Holiday Recycle Schedule \ cnbnews.net

RECYCLING SCHEDULE “SHIFTS” FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY Pick-Up Delayed One Day For Scheduled Towns The County’s curbside recycling schedule will shift during the coming week due to the Labor Day holiday; collection in scheduled towns will be delayed one day. Hence, Monday recycling will shift to Tuesday; Tuesday recycling will shift to Wednesday; Wednesday will shift to Thursday; Thursday will shift to Friday; and Friday recycling shifts to Saturday. The collection scheduled for the week is as follows: Tues. Sept. 4th Eastampton, Lumberton, Mt. Holly, Southampton Wed. Sept. 5th Hainesport, Mt. Laurel Thurs. Sept. 6th Cinnaminson, Maple Shade, Palmyra, Riverton Fri. Sept. 7th Ft. Dix, McGuire AFB, New Hanover, Pemberton Borough, Pemberton Twp., Tabernacle, Washington, Wrightstown Sat. Sept. 8th Evesham For more information call the... Read more →


The Bob Barth/Dan McCarthy Wiffleball Reunion Set for Sept. 1/The Odds on Favorite to Win???

BY CNBNEWS SPORTS The Bob Barth/Dan McCarthy Wiffleball reunion, formerly known as the Brooklawn Wiffleball reunion will be held on September 1st with a rain date for the 2nd on the fields behind the Alice Costello School. The only change for this year is the PITCHING AGE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25. MUST HAVE DRIVERS LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION. NO EXCUSES. Tummy Tee- (7-5) Collins, Collins, MacAdams: Jerry is a champ, but now he is past his prime (old vet). Gaetano’s (6-5) Fahy, Fahy, Resbtock: Rumor has it, Fahy is thinking about quitting rather than face disappointment another year. Jeep MacAdams (9-5) MacAdams, Ainsley: Ainsley promises to finally deliver…I think I have a better chance at winning the lottery! Erin’s Secret Garden (8-5) Unitis, Thomas, Coxe:... Read more →


DUNELLEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NJ DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION TRANSIT VILLAGE PROGRAM | cnbnews

Trenton, NJ – Acting Governor Kim Guadagno joined state and local officials today to announce the Borough of Dunellen has become the 26th municipality to be accepted into the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (DOT) statewide Transit Village program. The designation culminates a detailed planning process that aims to revitalize the neighborhood near Dunellen’s public transportation facilities. The redevelopment site is located in Dunellen’s central business district. “The Transit Village Initiative is a perfect example of the Christie Administration’s commitment to spurring investment, revitalization, and job creation in some of our hardest hit communities. This program establishes partnerships with communities to help them carry out local redevelopment objectives, while building infrastructure and development in areas already connected by our transit network,” said Acting Governor Guadagno.... Read more →


Attention Burlington County Residents!

Please be advised that the Burlington County Division of Mosquito Control will be spraying for Mosquitoes this evening, Thursday August 30th from 7:30pm to Midnight in the areas of Camden Avenue and North/South Shirley Avenues. Related articles ALERT: Rabid Kitten Found in Burlington County (gloucestercitynews.net) Warning: Burlco Cautions Residents to Be Aware of Rabies (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Gloucester City BOE Denies Three Appeals For Bullies

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) voted to deny three “Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying” (HIB) appeals after returning from Executive Session during last week’s meeting. This vote upheld the School Board’s original decision regarding the three HIB aggressors – students involved in bullying incidents. Parents of at least one of the students plan to challenge the determination through the NJ Department of Education. During the business portion of the meeting, the BOE also voted to deny an “adults only” fundraiser to benefit the senior class trip at Adelphia’s. In other matters, the Board voted to approve the implementation of the Strauss Esmay Policy and Regulations Manual. It provides electronic versions of policy and regulation manuals, which are continually... Read more →


Volleyball Selected to Finish Second in the South in CACC Preseason Poll

DATE: August 26, 2012 djl NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - With three first place votes and 83 total points, the Wilmington University volleyball team was voted to finish second in the South Division according to a vote by the head coaches in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 2012 Volleyball Preseason Poll, announced by the conference office on Friday. The Wildcats, coming off a CACC Tournament Semifinal appearance, will look to improve upon an already impressive 20-10 overall record in 2011. The team earned the South Division’s third seed last year with a 14-5 CACC record and defeated Dominican, 3-1, in the quarterfinals. Wilmington received three first place votes and totaled 81 votes to finish 13 points behind last season’s South Division winner and CACC Tournament... Read more →


Three New Affordable Single Family Homes for Sale in Gloucester City

PRESS RELEASE Architect sketch of the 3 new homes to be built on Market and Powell Streets, Gloucester City NJ Applications are currently being accepted to purchase three affordable new single family homes to be constructed in Gloucester City, NJ on Market Street and Powell Streets. Applications will be accepted until October 24, 2012. All applications will be entered into a lottery to be held on October 26, 2012. The sales price for the 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath units is $98,044. Down payment assistance may be available and applicants must be income qualified. Interested persons are to call Triad Associates 856-690-5749 to request an Application or visit: www.triadhousingprogram.com In order to be eligible for an affordable housing unit, applicants must meet certain income limits... Read more →


Children with neurologic disorders at high risk of death from flu

Health care and advocacy groups join to protect children most vulnerable to influenza A disproportionately high number of children with neurologic disorders died from influenza-related complications during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, according to a study by scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report in the journal Pediatrics underscores the importance of influenza vaccination to protect children with neurologic disorders. CDC is joining with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Families Fighting Flu and Family Voices to spread the message about the importance of influenza vaccination and treatment in these children. The Pediatrics study looked at influenza-related deaths in children during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic based on data submitted to CDC from state and local health departments. The number of pediatric deaths associated... Read more →


Better Education Institute to Donate 2,000 Backpacks

To Students in Need in the City of Plainfield Second Annual Backpack Drive to Give 25,000 Bags Statewide So Needy Kids Come to School Ready to Learn New Brunswick (August 28, 2012) – The Better Education Institute (BEI) – the newly launched non-profit arm of Better Education for Kids, Inc. – in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Jersey will provide 2,000 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students in need on August 31th, in Plainfield, New Jersey. “We are very excited to team up with the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in Plainfield for our second annual backpack drive. At BEI we want to make sure every child has a great teacher, but we also want to help students arrive... Read more →


Op-Ed: LOOK OUT TONY, NUCKY & SNOOKI

GOV. CHRISTIE HITS PRIME-TIME TV Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted On August 29, 2012 Move over Tony Soprano, Nucky Thompson and Snooki. New Jersey’s latest TV character has just taken a star turn in prime-time before a national audience. Gov. Chris Christie was larger than life – if that’s possible – during his keynote speech Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. During the first 17 minutes he didn’t even mention Mitt Romney. Instead, Christie focused on himself while auditioning for a future role in national politics. A cheering throng of GOP delegates did not seem to mind his narcissism one bit. Christie prides himself on “taking on tough issues.” Throughout the speech, he promised to talk about the “hard truths” in a... Read more →


Women’s Soccer Looks to Experience, Depth for 2012

HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 28, 2012) – As another fall quickly approaches the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, the women’s soccer team, ranked 18th in the NSCAA preseason poll, begins their preparations for another run at the Empire 8 Conference title for the third consecutive season in 2012. The Ducks ran through last year’s conference schedule with a 6-0-1 record (first time since 2006) and a 14-3-4 overall mark en route to a First Round appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament, running the program’s consecutive post-season streak to 11 seasons. Stevens also earned another NSCAA Team Academic Award in 2011, the eighth time since 2002. The No. 18 ranking is one of the highest ever that Stevens has received to kick off a season,... Read more →


Better Education Institute to Donate 4,000 Backpacks

To Students in Need in the City of Perth Amboy Second Annual Backpack Drive to Give 25,000 Bags Statewide So Needy Kids Come to School Ready to Learn New Brunswick (August 27, 2012) – The Better Education Institute (BEI) – the newly launched non-profit arm of Better Education for Kids, Inc. – in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Jersey will provide 4,000 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students in need on August 30th, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. “We are very excited to team up with the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in Perth Amboy for our second annual backpack drive, and happy to return to Perth Amboy for this year’s drive. At BEI we want to make sure... Read more →


Somer Points Volunteer Fireman Pleads Guilty to Theft

(cnbnews.net)MAYS LANDING – A former volunteer firefighter has pleaded guilty to theft in connection with stealing thousands of dollars from the Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. On May 21, 2010, Wayne Bailey, 53, of Egg Harbor Township, was arrested and charged with theft by failure to make required disposition. An investigation conducted by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit and the Somers Point Police Department revealed that Bailey, a volunteer firefighter, who served as the chairman of the House Committee and Bar Committee for the Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company, wrote a number of checks to himself from the fire company’s House Committee account and also took an undisclosed amount of cash from the bar operated... Read more →