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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 while intoxicated, will be held accountable for their actions.” Each year in New Jersey, emergency responder vehicles are struck by passing motorists while on car... 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 at American Legion Post 372 in Cherry Hill on August 29. Representatives from federal, state and county government joined numerous local Veterans services organizations to... 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 head coach. Wood led Delhi to back-to-back National Championships in 2009 and 2010. Wood brings a coaching philosophy that focuses on long term development through... 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 Walter F. Riggins, III. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City PH: 856-456-1142 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, with no health effects. EHD is a common viral disease in deer that is contracted from the bite of a species of midge known as... 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 summons. All others: Missed the toll? Don't despair. At South Jersey Transportation Authority we understand how difficult and confusing it can be at times to... 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 its Eon Mini model 3788 “lost the ability to communicate or recharge” because of cracked welds in the batteries, “resulting in loss of pain relief... 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 of the robbery were inside an elevator. Police officers responded to the elevator and when it opened, placed the two men later identified as Johnson... 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 room. Bernard Cohen, M.D., director of pediatric dermatology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and colleague Kate Puttgen, M.D., have seen or consulted on close to... 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 the Meadowbrook Mews debacle, why would the city continue to be a developer? On Sept 1, we will have incurred costs of over $527k in... 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 Successful | GCN (gloucestercitynews.net) 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 a team against an out of confer- ence opponent before the NJAC wars begin,” note Hamilton. “Without a scrimmage, this will be the first time... 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 to plug a hole in the universe. What are you doing here?” “Apparently the same thing.” 6. “Sometimes looking for extreme possibilities makes you blind... 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 awards maintain their innovative front edge by breaking out content by topic; categorizing entries by staff size rather than audience metrics, and assuming the use... 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. All of the defenants, except for Sidney Biggs, also pleaded guilty to robbery and related firearms charges. Bui was sentenced to 96 months in prison... 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 and that costlier gasoline hits seniors particularly hard by limiting their mobility and their ability to afford such basics as food, which gets more expensive... 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 out there with you guys instead of in this place. You really don't realize how much you miss it until the opportunity to play is... 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 Mayor Dana Redd, a Democrat controlled "Puppet". He also convenietly forgot to mention that the New Jersey State Legislature is controlled by the Democrat Party.... 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 overall record. DeHaven becomes the fourth women’s volleyball coach at Stevens in the program’s 26-year history. Before his stint at Transylvania, DeHaven coached for three... 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 Hour Presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Kids Ages 4-6 Sunday, 8am Start September 16 Philadelphia Distance Run Half Marathon Benjamin Franklin Parkway runrocknroll.com/philadelphia Nightly,... 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 Arrera after being discharged from the Navy he worked as an advisor for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Vietnam. He is survived by his... 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 eating for lunch instead of focusing on their schoolwork. Ms. Raywood said another advantage to having breakfast during homeroom rather than in the cafeteria before... 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 Villages reduce roadway congestion, benefit the environment and help create healthful, vibrant neighborhoods.” The East Orange and Dunellen proposals include plans to promote the use... 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 in the project, we would be able to open four lanes in the direction of greatest traffic flow. As families return from vacation and schools... 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. Dalton. “This partnership is a great opportunity for individuals, young and old, to have a positive impact on Gloucester County.” “To learn more about the... 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 is comprised of one senior, seven juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen. Veterans Krissy Collins (jr. Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) and Dakota Oeskovic (jr. Pine Beach, NJ/Toms... 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 Drive, nearly striking another vehicle at one turn before Massing lost contact with him. Minutes later, Daidone’s unoccupied VW car was found parked in a... 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 PLAZA features Sheila E Philadelphia’s Tri-State Labor Parade and AFL-CIO Family Festival takes place Monday September 3 at the GREAT PLAZA. The Festival from 11am-2pm... 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 Made in America.” SEPTA officials advised that the best method for travelling to and from Budweiser Made in America is SEPTA’s subway/subway-elevated routes, the Broad... 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 date on exactly what their children need for the classroom, as well as what teachers dream of receiving to create their quintessential learning environment. TeacherLists.com... 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 Award Vox Ama Deus Friday, December 14, 2012 7:00 PM George Fredric Handel’s Messiah St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys Monday, March, 4, 2013... 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 Recycling Hotline (609) 267-6889 or (856) 461-4141 or emailrecycling@otcbc.org 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: What can you say? Sean simply out of shape. S.J Bball Officials (8-5) Calz, Spingler, Eliason, Ryan: Heard rumor in the gym they have a... 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. “This designation gives us the opportunity to extend these benefits to the Dunellen community and encourage the use of public transportation in a way that... 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 updated to ensure that school districts are in compliance. The initial cost is $13,000 for the policy and regulation set-up, with an online set up... 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 as required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the unit. “This... 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 with 2009 H1N1 virus infection reported to CDC during the pandemic was more than five times the median number of pediatric deaths that were reported... 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 at school with the tools to be successful. This drive is one way to make that happen,” said Gerard Green, Outreach Coordinator for BEI. “We... 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 “new era of truth-telling” – but one hard truth seemed to be missing from the governor’s tale of pension reform in New Jersey. “With bipartisan... 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, but head coach Jeff Parker stressed that “the only ranking that matters is the one at the end, but if there’s a list made up... 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 every child has a great teacher, but we also want to help students arrive at school with the tools to be successful. This drive is... 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 by the fire company. On Monday, August 20, 2012, Bailey pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by failure to make required disposition. In accordance with the... Read more →


CNBNEWS Hunting and Fishing: Game Commission Looking Into Deer Deaths in SW Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officers are Gary Devine Trail Camera photo investigating the cause of death for more than 35 white-tailed deer in Beaver and Cambria counties. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is suspected. Game Commission biologists recently submitted three samples for testing from deer found in Greene Township and Ohioville Borough in Beaver County (one male and one female), and Summerhill Township in Cambria County (one female) to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia. The agency will continue to gather samples from other dead deer being found in other municipalities. Due to decomposition, samples must be collected within 24 hours of the animal’s death for the samples to be viable. Once the results are available, the Game Commission plans to release the findings to the public. “While we must wait for test results to confirm just what caused these deer to die,... Read more →


Rowan University 2012 Field Hockey Outlook

by Kyle Phillippi This year, the Rowan University field hockey team will have to replace its top four scorers from 2011 and three New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) first team selections. While filling those holes won’t be easy, head coach Penny Kempf is confident in her squad to not only be competitive, but to make a long postseason run. Last year, the Profs finished 13-7 overall with a 4-2 conference mark. “Our long term goals are to win the NJAC, go to the NCAA tournament and to win a national championship. We don’t ever want to settle for second,” said Kempf. “Our short term goals are learning to play with composure in stressful situations, play within ourselves and not let another team dictate what we are doing.” Despite the loss of nine seniors, Rowan was chosen third in the NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll and ranked 18th in the Penn Monto/National... Read more →


YAHOO Fires David Chalian after Racebaiting Slam Accidentally Airs | Brietbart News

BY JOHN NOLTE ***UPDATE III: Yahoo just announced they have terminated Chalian effective immediately. ***UPDATE II: Romney camp comments: "It hasn’t even been 24 hours after the primetime speech line up at the Republican National Convention last night, and you can already tell how successful and powerful of a night it really was by the complete and utter meltdown the mainstream media is experiencing today. ... Most shockingly, Yahoo! Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian got caught on an ABC webcast saying that Mitt Romney would be “happy to have a party when black people drown.” ***UPDATE: ABC News reached out to Breitbart News to name the man heard mocking the Romneys during this ABC News livecast: David Chalian (pictured) of Yahoo! News. Chalian is a formerpolitical director with ABC News, but according to ABC News has no association with the network now. The headline has been changed to reflect this... Read more →


Kyrillos Campaign Responds to Tax Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2012 Middletown, August 29... Today’s attack by the Menendez campaign is as laughable as it is desperate. Joe Kyrillos is the only candidate in the race who has voted against every broad based tax increase on the middle class actually saving New Jersey taxpayers $11.9 Billion. The same can’t be said for Bob Menendez. In fact, whenever Senator Menendez could vote to raise taxes on the middle class, he did. Bob Menendez actually voted in favor of higher taxes more than 70 times! With that record, Senator Menendez must have been beaming with pride as he voted for the most recent $500 billion tax increase on the American people --- one of the largest tax increases in our history. “If Senator Menendez wants to debate his record of raising taxes on the middle class, bring it on,” said Kyrillos Campaign Manager Chapin Fay. “Senator Menendez... Read more →


Gloucester City Planning Board Approves Shed

By Linda Boker-Angelo Gloucester City News During a brief meeting last week, members of the Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board approved a resolution memorializing a decision reached at the June meeting, as it did not meet in July. The Board granted a variance in June allowing Walnut Avenue resident Marcella Dempsey and her husband to keep a second backyard shed, which the homeowners had installed for additional storage last November. But, board members had decided the building will have to be moved to comply with the Gloucester City ordinance. Dempsey had applied for a variance to allow the prefabricated shed to remain in its current location, next to the pre-existing shed. Both structures are positioned about one and a half feet off the rear property line, which is closer than city ordinance allows. The law states that the shed should be a minimum of five feet from the rear boundary. Also... Read more →


No. 7 Men’s Soccer Set for 2012 Season

HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 27, 2012) – The Stevens Institute of Technology men’s soccer program will begin its 2012 season ranked No. 7 in the nation and as the preseason favorites to win its sixth-straight Empire 8 conference title. With six all-conference selections returning – including players who scored 35 of last season’s 45 goals – this year’s Ducks are reloaded for a promising season at Castle Point. Also returning for 2012 is reigning Empire 8 Coach of the Year Devin Rensing, who led Stevens to the Regional Final of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship in his first season at the helm of the program in 2011. “We had a great season last year, with some senior leadership that we’ll certainly miss,” said Rensing. “There are some big shoes to fill but we have a lot of confidence in the current upperclassmen and their leadership abilities.” The Ducks will... Read more →