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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →