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October 2012

Port Authority Update on Conditions at Transportation Facilities

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Kevin Roberts Trenton, NJ - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 8:15 p.m. Airports LaGuardia Airport will open both runways tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, at 7:00 a.m., however carriers will be providing limited service. JFK International, Newark International, and Stewart International Airports are open, but flight service is not fully restored and varies by carrier. Teterboro Airport is open for service during daylight hours. As airports ramp up service this week, passengers are strongly urged to confirm with their individual carriers regarding flight status in the coming days before traveling to the airports. Rail service on AirTrain Newark is fully operational within the airport and to the Northeast Corridor Rail Station. AirTrain JFK remains suspended until further notice. Bus service will be provided to and from the airport and AirTrain JFK... Read more →

This is The October Surprise

Dear Conservative, Mitt Romney can't win the White House unless he wins Ohio. That's where we come in. Have you seen the Obama Phone lady? If you haven't, click here right now. We believe that this shocking video of an Obama supporter in Cleveland claiming that President Obama "Gave us a phone" is so damaging that it could be fatal to the President's hopes of winning Ohio. This is it--this is the October surprise. We are already on air with $35,000 on TV Ohio. But we must raise another $51,824 to expand our TV ad buy into key swing counties like Toledo, Youngstown, and Akron. Will you help us? This commercial is a microcosm of the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans want to create an environment where free people make their own choices and pursue their dreams. President Obama and the Democrats want to create a dependency on Government... Read more →

La Salle Women's Soccer Well Represented on A-10 All-Conference Teams; Niemiec, Royal Receive Major Honors

PHILADELPHIA - Head coach Paul Royal was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season while junior captain Courtney Niemiec (Philadelphia, Pa./Little Flower) captured the conference's defensive player of the year honor. In addition, five Explorers were represented on the A-10 Women's Soccer All-Conference team and three on the All-Academic team. The A-10 Conference office announced the awards today, in its voting conducted by the league's head coaches. Royal was named the conference's coach of the year for the second season in a row after remaining unbeaten in the A-10 regular season for two consecutive years. La Salle has not lost a regular season A-10 match since October 29, 2010, marking the fifth-longest regular season conference unbeaten streak in the country. In his 10th season at the helm, Royal has accumulated a 97-85-17 record, reaching the post season five times. Niemiec, a junior defender from Philadelphia,... Read more →


Hawkins Named Midfielder of the Year For Second Straight Season NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Helping the Saint Joseph’s women’s soccer team to its first berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship since 2005, a trio of Hawks garnered conference honors, A-10 officials announced on Wednesday. For the second straight season, junior Mo Hawkins (Philadelphia, Pa./Cardinal Dougherty) was chosen Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches, and joined senior goalkeeper Christine Neal (Hockessin, Del./Alexis I Du Pont) on the A-10 All-Conference First Team. Additionally, freshman Olivia McEachern (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek) was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team. “We are thrilled that Mo, Christine and Olivia were recognized and are proud of everything they have done to help our team succeed,” said head coach Jess Reynolds. Spearheading the Hawks’ offense for the third consecutive year, Hawkins has paced SJU with a team-best 19 points and eight goals... Read more →


PITMAN, NJ – Five Rowan University men’s soccer players were named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Conference Team. Back Jared Mangone (sr. Princeton Jct., NJ/West Windsor-Plainsboro N.) was chosen to the All-Conference first team. Midfielder Ryan Gordon (sr. Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill W.) and goalkeeper Michael Fanz-Huster (sr. Waterford, NJ/Hammonton) were NJAC All-Conference second team selections. Forward Julian Berrios (sr. Lakewood, NJ/Calvary Academy) and midfielder Dylan Smith (jr. Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) received honorable mention. Mangone has started all 20 games this season. He has compiled eight points with three goals and two assists. Mangone leads a defensive unit that is fifth in the conference in goals against average (1.19) and shutouts (5). A captain, Gordon is second on the team with 21 points. He has collected eight goals and five assists. In the NJAC, Gordon is tied for sixth in assists (5), tied for seventh in game-winning goals (3),... Read more →

37 Years Since Deptford teen’s unsolved murder

Tuesday, Oct. 30 marked 37 years since the murder of 17-year-old Deptford Township NJ resident Patrick O’Neill in his Almonesson Road home, a homicide which remains open and still under investigation. A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for O’Neill’s death. A friend found him dead of gunshot wounds inside his house on the afternoon of Oct. 30, 1975. No one else was at home. Investigators believe the Deptford High School student may have walked in on a burglary. Det. Bill Perna, of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, took over investigation of the case more than a year ago, reorganizing its voluminous files and re-interviewing many persons police spoke with at the time of the murder. According to Det. Perna, “we have gone into many new areas in the investigation. People are providing information. We are working... Read more →

Gloucester City News Headlines November 1 issue

Hurricane Sandy Slams New Jersey General Election Tuesday, November 6 Cold Springs Preschool Students Paint Pumpkins With Parents Related articles LOCAL TURKEY POPULATION GETTING BIGGER IN GLOUCESTER CITY/BROOKLAWN AREA | cnbnews Breaking News: Governor Christie Postpones Halloween Celebrations Until Monday, Nov. 5 Cape May-Lewes Ferry Vessels Moored at Holt Marine Terminal | Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Resume Operations - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 - Read more →

Brooklawn Fire Prevention Night

published in the Gloucester City News Oct. 25 issue By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Brooklawn held its annual Fire Prevention Night on Saturday, October 27 at the Fire Hall. Fire Inspector Carl Thomas encouraged everyone to attend as he made the announcement during last week’s Borough Council meeting. He also told Council that the firehouse had an Open House about fire prevention on Friday, October 19. Councilman Michael Mevoli reminded everyone that Trick or Treat ho urs are scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. on Halloween Day October 31. Hay wagon rides will again be part of the festivities. Mayor Theresa Branella said the Halloween Decorating contest will be judged a week prior to Halloween. Councilwoman Julie Mc-Cleary said a tree re-planting will take place on Arbor Day, Saturday, October 27, at 10 a.m. in Memorial Park. McCleary is the chair of the Shade Tree Commission and said that... Read more →

Governor's Christie's Executive Order 105 Canceling Halloween Until Monday Nov. 5

October 31, 2012 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 105 WHEREAS, beginning on October 28, 2012, and continuing through October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the State of New Jersey with high winds and torrential rains; and WHEREAS, Hurricane Sandy produced unprecedented severe weather conditions, including enormous storm surges and devastating flooding; and WHEREAS, Hurricane Sandy has destroyed entire communities across New Jersey, and left much of the State inaccessible; and WHEREAS, the damage caused from Hurricane Sandy, including fallen trees, downed power lines, damage to roadways, and disruptions in electrical service has produced dangerous conditions throughout the State that continue to jeopardize the public safety; and WHEREAS, on October 31, 2012, children and their families across New Jersey plan to share in the holiday of Halloween; and WHEREAS, the hazardous conditions created by Hurricane Sandy make the traditional community celebrations of Halloween, including neighborhood “trick or treating” walks both dangerous to our... Read more →


Dear Mayor William James, Please share with Gloucester City residents the information that the Christie administration has extended the deadline for filing Homestead Benefit applications to Friday, October 19, to Friday, December 14. So far this year, property tax credits awarded through the Homestead Benefit program have averaged $477 per recipient. The credit will appear in the May quarter of 2013. This will allow sufficient time to process all Homestead Benefit application, or whose principal residence was a unit in a co-op or continuing care retirement community will be issued a benefit in the form of a check or direct deposit in the May quarter of 2013. To be eligible for a Homestead Benefit in 2012, you must have owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was your principal residence on October 1, 2011. In addition, you must have had property taxes which were due and paid on... Read more →

Coast Guard Rescues 14 'Bounty' Sinking Victims

By Christopher Lagan U.S. Coast Guard Compass Blog WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2012 - During an Oct. 29 U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue operation associated with Hurricane Sandy, 14 people who'd abandoned the sinking HMS Bounty tall ship were rescued from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer approaches one of two lifeboats Oct. 29, 2012, where the crew of HMS Bounty sought shelter after abandoning ship in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Screenshot from U.S. Coast Guard video (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. The search continues for two people who remain missing from the Bounty's crew.The owner of the 180-foot, three-mast tall ship HMS Bounty, a replica of the original British transport vessel built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Marlon Brando, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina after losing communication... Read more →

7th Annual Ross-Kupcha 5K Run and Mile Walk: Complete Results includes photos

press release MILE WINNER- 11 -Year- old Brigid Heath crosses the finish line NATIONAL PARK – A perfect day with ideal weather conditions turned into an historic morning for the Annual Ross-Kupcha Race held near the historic Red Bank Battlefield in Park on Saturday, October 27. The race, benefiting Gloucester Catholic High School’s Athletic Fields Campaign, attracted 304 registrants for the 5 K run and Mile walk. This turnout easily proved to be the largest field in the seven-year history of the race, which has blossomed into one of Gloucester County’s largest events. Gibbstown resident Jason Simon, 34, a former Highland Regional High School standout, turned in the day’s overall fastest time in the 5K race with a first place finish in 17 minutes, 30 seconds. The top overall female finisher was Gloucester Catholic standout athlete Elyse Virella, who posted a time of 21:34. Eleven-year-old Brigid Heath won the... Read more →

AMAC: The 9/11 Attack in Libya Is Helping the President

The Libyan controversy allows him to ignore his economic failures and lack of vision on the stump - BOHEMIA, NY, Oct 26 – The Libyan cover up has given President Obama an unexpected, albeit tragic, way to avoid talking about his economic failures and his lack of vision for the fiscal future of the nation, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “In the weeks leading up to the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, the president was backed into a corner on the key issues of the presidential election campaign—the economy, the national debt, job creation, Social Security, Medicare, energy independence. He and Vice President Biden were hard pressed to articulate their positions on these topics and resorted to attacking their opponents and the ideas they put forth for getting the country back on the road to prosperity. But the strategy was back... Read more →

Documents Found in Meth House Bare Inner Workings of Dark Money Group

by Kim Barker, ProPublica, and Rick Young and Emma Schwartz, Frontline Oct. 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m. REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION OF PROPUBLICA.ORG This post was co-published with PBS' Frontline. The boxes landed in the office of Montana investigators in March 2011. Preview PBS Frontline: Big Sky, Big Money Interactive Features Free The Files: Help ProPublica Unlock Political Ad Spending How Some Nonprofit Groups Funnel Dark Money Into Campaigns Do You Get Campaign Emails? Send Them to Us. A Tangled Web: Who’s Making Money From All This Campaign Spending? Who are the Super PACs’ Biggest Donors? PAC Track: What and where are the super PACs spending? Related Coverage Free the Files Found in a meth house in Colorado, they were somewhat of a mystery, holding files on 23 conservative candidates in state races in Montana. They were filled with candidate surveys and mailers that said they were paid for by campaigns, and... Read more →

Breaking News: Governor Christie Postpones Halloween Celebrations Until Monday, Nov. 5

UPDATE 5:35PM UPDATE 5:15 PM UPDATE 5:04 PM UPDATE: 4:47 PM UPDATE: 4:18PM SEE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER ********************************************************************************************* Regarding your question ( about ignoring the Governor's Executive Order The Freeholder forwarded your message over. The Governor’s Executive Order is guidance for towns throughout the state. My understanding is that it is just guidance, but the County is still under a declaration of local emergency and we have still have more than 10,000 people without power. At this time we are supporting the Governor’s strong recommendation to move Halloween back. Best, Dan Keashen Director of Camden County Communications and Community Affairs ****************************************************************************************** Brooklawn will have Trick or Treat this Friday, November 2 announced Mayor Teri Branella. ******************************************************************************************* Haddon Township Halloween Update! Govenor Christie signed an executive order mandating that Halloween Trick or Treating be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm! Tabernacle HALLOWEEN UPDATE! As per an... Read more →

Happy Halloween! From the Borough of Palmyra |

Borough Hall Re-Opened Today, Wednesday We hope everyone is safe and weathered the storm with minimal damage and disruption. Please call Borough Hall at 829-6100 or the Police at 829-0191 if you require any assistance. Also, please keep in mind that the Halloween Parade has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1st and, for the safety of our children, Trick or Treating has been postponed until Friday, Nov. 2nd. And finally; regular trash collections will resume next Monday and Tuesday and recycling will be collected tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1st. Thank you once again for your understanding and cooperation. Read more →

Gloucester City Employees Visit Florida, Your Money, Cub Bruno Playing Ball in Arizona

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS CITY EMPLOYEES ATTEND FLORIDA CONFERENCE --Three Gloucester City employees flew to Orlando, Florida on Friday to attend a conference on housing held at the Royal Marriott hosted by NeighborworksAmerica. They included: Mayor’s aide Bob Bevan, Housing Officer Joe Stecklair and Patrolman Bill Johnson. Bevan said the all-expense weekend trip was paid for by the host, NeighborworksAmerica. A Google search revealed that *Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, doing business as NeighborWorks America, is a Congressionally chartered nonprofit organization that supports community development in the United States. The organization provides grants and technical assistance to 235 U.S. community development organizations.NeighborWorks America provides training for housing and community development professionals through its national training institutes. Since 2007, NeighborWorks America has administered the Congressionally created National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. The NeighborWorks network comprises 235 community development organizations working in nearly 4358 urban, suburban and rural communities across the country. *Source Wikipedia,... Read more →


by Mark Lagerkvist Posted On October 29, 2012 REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION OF NEWJERSEYWATCHDOG.ORG CAMDEN – The sheriffs of three South Jersey counties —Camden, Gloucester and Salem — hope voters won’t arrest their double-dipping bonanzas in next month’s election. Collectively, the three incumbents have raked in $1.3 million from New Jersey retirement funds while drawing their six-figure salaries. Camden Sheriff Billingham In Camden, Sheriff Charles Billingham collects $219,141 a year — $144,753 in salary plus $74,388 in pension as a Washington Township police retiree. Since he became sheriff in 2007, Billingham has pocketed roughly $425,000 in pension funds. Gloucester Sheriff Morina Gloucester Sheriff Carmel Morina gets $191,907 a year — $128,547 in salary and a $63,360 pension. At age 49, Morina retired as Greenwich Township police chief in December 2006 — a month before he took office as sheriff. Since then, he has cashed $362,000 in retirement checks plus his six-figure... Read more →


WE GUARANTEE YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS Brooklawn Public Schools, featured in Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The New York Times, ESPN, CNN, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and called by one national publication “One of the most innovative school districts In America” DESIGNATED IN MAY 2010 BY NJ COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION AS A HIGH ACHIEVING DISTRICT GRADES K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 School Choice openings for September 2013 YOU MUST APPLY NOW SPACE IS LIMITED NO COST TO PARENTS WHAT BROOKLAWN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER : *High achieving students *Dedicated faculty and staff *Innovative instructional practices *Outstanding curriculum *Extensive technology *Small class size *Outstanding athletic teams and extracurricular activities *Safe and orderly learning environment *Traditional values and family atmosphere *Camden County Teacher of the Year * Courier Post Newspaper All Star Teacher CALL THE BROOKLAWN SCHOOL DISTRICT 456-4039 X0 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION AREN’T YOU... Read more →

Bishop Galante Re-Dedicates St. Mary’s Building

press release Left to right: Bishop Joseph Galante re-dedicates the St. Mary’s Building on October 25 as Gloucester Catholic Principal John Colman, Msgr. James Curran, Deacon Michael Carter and GC Junior High students look on. Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School hosted Bishop Joseph Galante on Thursday morning, October 25, for the re-dedication of the St. Mary's building, which houses the Junior High School. Gloucester Catholic Junior High School opened to Grade 7 and 8 students in September 2011 following the closure of the old St. Mary's Grammar School. The Junior High School has grown considerably and moved into its new home in the former St Mary's building in September after the building was refurbished this past summer. Bishop Galante commended the Gloucester Catholic staff, students, and community for coming together to reopen the St. Mary's facility. "This has been a wonderful community effort and I praise you for your... Read more →

FBI Latest Crime Stats |

Annual Crime in the U.S. Report Released 10/29/12 According to our just-released Crime in the United States 2011 report, the estimated number of violent crimes reported to law enforcement (1,203,564) decreased for the fifth year in a row, while the estimated number of property crimes reported to law enforcement (9,063,173) decreased for the ninth year in a row. You can access the full report on our website, but here are a few highlights: Violent Crime The South, the most populous region in the country, accounted for 41.3 percent of all violent crimes (lesser volumes of 22.9 percent were attributed in the West, 19.5 percent in the Midwest, and 16.2 percent in the Northeast). View the Report Aggravated assaults accounted for the highest number of estimated violent crimes reported to law enforcement at 62.4 percent. Firearms were used in 67.8 percent of the nation’s murders, 41.3 percent of robberies, and 21.2... Read more →


UPDATE NOVEMBER 1 AT 3PM A utility pole was blown over by the strong winds Monday. photo credit BY CNBNEWS.NET STAFF GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-From all appearances Gloucester City and area communities survived the worst storm in modern history with little damage. As you ride around the City and surrounding communities there are some tree branches here and there laying in the streets along with leaves and other debris but we didn't see find any major damage. City Police Chief George Berglund said, “We were extremely lucky when you look at other places such as the shore and North Jersey.” Berglund said the storm did cause some problems with flooding in the usual spots, such A Klemm Avenue homeowner constructed a brace to keep the broken utility pole on that street from falling over any further.. He is still waiting for a response from PSEG Jersey Avenue, Water Street, south... Read more →


Philadelphia, October 25, 2012– The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on Aging and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, has released a resource guide for older Philadelphians to reduce senior hunger across the Greater Philadelphia area. The resource guide was created with support from the Mayor’s Commission on Aging Senior Hunger Task Force, which formed in January 2012. The guide features details about SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps), home-delivered meals, congregate meals served in community and senior centers, free food boxes, grocery deliveries and discounts on fresh foods. The guide will be available online and in hard copy at senior centers, community organizations, career development centers, neighborhood energy centers and other City sites. It is available in English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Korean. “The creation of this guide is a reflection of our partners’ commitment to ensure that seniors, caregivers and service... Read more →

Make Sure Your Halloween is More Treat Than Trick/ cnbnews

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children offers these tips for a safer and fun night Halloween is a fun and exciting night of the year for many children, but parents may feel uneasy and anxious about allowing their children to approach unknown homes. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children urges parents to use this night as a teachable moment for themselves and their children by reinforcing the importance of safety all year long. Children should be accompanied by a parent or trusted adult and walked to the door by the parent to receive treats. Children should NEVER enter a home without his or her parent’s permission. Know the neighborhood in which you plan to trick or treat. Pick houses that you feel comfortable letting your child visit. Do not visit homes that are isolated or poorly lit. Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied... Read more →

An October Surprise...includes video

source by Phyllis Schlafly October 24, 2012 Political pundits have been warning about an October Surprise that could affect the outcome of the presidential election. But this year’s October Surprise may have been the 9/11 murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens plus three other Americans, and President Obama’s deceitful, cowardly response. The fallout is the collapse of the false narrative that the assassination of Bin Laden brought finality to Muslim threats, the proof of the failure of President Obama’s Middle East policy, and the coverup. A coverup is a bad act or false statement followed by an effort to conceal or mislead public knowledge. Obama got away with his war on Libya without congressional approval because no Americans were killed. Now four Americans have been killed. The 9/11 attack in Benghazi, Libya was a preplanned, calculated, organized, military-style assault on U.S. territory and personnel. But the Obama Administration persisted... Read more →

Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Resume Operations - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

The five ferry vessels were docked at the Holt Marine Terminal during the storm. photo credit LEWES, Del.- Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials said ferry service will return to normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Officials said that on Tuesday morning they inspected the infrastructure at both the Cape May and Lewes ferry terminals, as well as each ferry vessel. No damage has been reported. Early Tuesday afternoon, the United States Coast Guard completed its assessment of the Delaware River for debris and remaining navigational aids and issued clearance for the MV Cape May to depart the Holt Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, N.J. at 1 p.m. and return to Cape May New, NJ. The MV Delaware and MV New Jersey followed shortly thereafter. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, CMLF marine personnel transported all five ferries upriver for the safety of the vessels. The MV Twin Capes, MV Cape May,... Read more →

CNBNews Weekly Poll/Vote for President

In August we asked you to vote for your presidential candidate. This week we are asking the same question to see if there is any change in the numbers. And we like to know if you favor or oppose Obama-Care. In August those who participated favored the Romney/Ryan ticket by a vote of 127 to 74. This week's unscientifific poll widget appears in the top right hand column. As for the August 14th Poll results: There were 224 votes cast, of which 56.7 percent (127) voted for the Romney/Ryan Republican ticket. The Obama/Biden, Democrat ticket received 74 votes or 33.4 percent. There were 7 people undecided, 12 people will not vote and 4 people will vote for the Johnson/Gray ticket. Obama/Biden 33.04% (74 votes) Romney/Ryan 56.7% (127 votes) Undecided 3.13% (7 votes) Will Not Vote 5.36% (12 votes) Johnson/Gray 1.79% (4 votes) Related articles CNBNEWS Weekly Poll : Do you... Read more →


UPDATE 8:15PM Attention Audubon Residents! Halloween Trick or Treating will be Friday, November 2nd from 3:00pm to 7:00pm ********************************************************************** UPDATE 2:51PM Winslow Township Trick or Treat hours are rescheduled - Halloween Trick or Treat hours in Winslow Township are hereby rescheduled to 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The Mayor and Township Committee stress that the usual precautions by parents and children should be taken. The Governing Body has requested the Police Department to be on special alert due to concerns about seasonal mischief. In addition, everyone should be aware of the special curfew established by Ordinance. Curfew is set at 8:00 pm on the evenings of October 30th and October 31st for those under 18 years of age. ******************************************************************************** Attention Gloucester Township Resident: Due to the impending weather forecast and the ongoing cleanup of potential hazards, Gloucester Township Officials have postponed Trick or Treat activities... Read more →

Camden County Responds to Hurricane Sandy

For Immediate Release October 30, 2012 In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Camden County Department of Public Works (DPW) and Parks Department are working to remediate damaged areas and cleanup debris brought down by the storm. At this point the Camden County Emergency Operation Center is still in operation and coordinating damage assessments for the region. We are working to clean-up the County and our crews are removing downed trees and debris throughout our 222 square miles. There was extensive tree damage, but flooding was not as widespread as predicted. After personally surveying the damage throughout the County, we have mobilized all of our trucks and equipment including, backhoes, chippers, tree crews, dump trucks, street-sweepers and the remainder of the fleet for the aftermath operation. Keeping roads passible for emergency vehicles and essential employees has been a top priority for DPW. Overnight, the locations of hundreds of downed trees... Read more →

Fight Trainer Sentenced for Submitting False Documents

TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a man who trains fighters for Amateur Mixed Martial Arts contests in New Jersey was sentenced today for submitting false documents, including medical forms, to the State Athletic Control Board so that his athletes could fight without undergoing mandatory physical examinations and medical tests. Philip Dunlap, 49, of Mahwah, a trainer who owns and operates a gym called Advanced Fighting Systems, was sentenced to two years of probation by Superior Court Judge James J. Guida in Bergen County. He was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine. Dunlap pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Roma on Sept. 17 to tampering with public records or information, a third-degree offense. There is a presumption against any prison sentence for a third-degree crime in New Jersey if a defendant has no prior criminal record. Dunlap... Read more →


UPDATE OCTOBER 30 TIME 12noon NOTE: Gloucester City Administrator Jack Lipsett said today that Gloucester City Will Celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31 as scheduled, between the hours of 4PM and 7PM. ************************************************************************* GCPD Press release posted October 25th The Gloucester city Police Department would like to inform everyone that the hours for trick or treating will be from 4-7pm. The curfew for the night before Halloween will be 8pm. We will have extra staff on hand to see that this event is a safe and enjoyable event for the children. Parents are asked to have a discussion with their children about proper safety during Halloween. Please discard any candy that looks as if it may have been opened. Do not eat anything unless it has been inspected thoroughly. If it looks unusual or discolored in any way throw it away! Children are reminded to use the crosswalk when crossing... Read more →


CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS A TURKEY PARADE! photo GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-A rafter of turkeys were walking in the area of Cold Springs Drive and Thompson Avenue recently. The turkey population on the east side of Gloucester City and nearby Brooklawn continues to grow each year. We counted 14 turkeys on this particular day. It is hard to tell whether these were males or females. Turkeys started showing up in Gloucester City around 2008 or there about. CNBNews first posted some photos of turkeys sitting on the roof of a Maple Avenue home in Cypress Gardens. Last year we had a photo of turkeys strutting across Nicholson Road. They have also been seen on the approach to Route 676, and in nearby Brooklawn on Lake Avenue and on Sixth Street. A South Jersey tom turkey, photo credit Gary Devine trail camera This reporter remembers being one of many hunters who... Read more →

GCHS Graduates Madden, Bonner Receive Distinguished Citizens Awards

New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden, Jr. and Dr. James M. Bonner, both graduates of Gloucester Catholic’s Class of 1972, were honored with Distinguished Citizens Awards by the Southern New Jersey Council of the Boys Scouts of America on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 during a reception at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson. Sen. Madden is the State Senator from New Jersey’s 4th Legislative District and a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the New Jersey State Police. Dr. Bonner is the Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Vice President of Medical Staff, at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Dr. James Bonner (second from left) and Sen. Fred Madden (third from left) are congratulated on their Distinguished Citizens Award by GCHS Principal John Colman (left) and Admissions Director Tony Powers. Related articles New Jersey Honors 7 Gchs Seniors! ATTENTION WESTVILLE RESIDENTS! Halloween Cancelled Until Saturday Nov. 3rd | cnbnews Bellmawr Resident/GCHS graduate Greg... Read more →

Galloway Township Police Arrest Several Suspects for Illegal Drug Possession

FOR INCIDENTS BETWEEN OCTOBER 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 21 Arrests: 10/15 Darnell A. Stone, 44, of Atlantic City was arrested by Ptl. Daniel Choe for Possession of CDS (Crack Cocaine), Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, and Hindering Apprehension during a motor vehicle stop. He was released on summonses. 10/15 Keane E. Blann, 41, of Galloway was arrested by Ptl. Ronald Gorneau for Possession of a Hypodermic Needle during a pedestrian stop. He was released on a summons. 10/15 Kamal Black, 23, of Hamilton Twp. was arrested by Ptl. Jason Kiamos for Hindering Apprehension during a motor vehicle stop. He was released on a summons. 10/16 Ronald J. Welcer Jr., 43, of Galloway was arrested by Ptl. Kenneth Snuffer for DWI. He was released on a summons. 10/18 Cynthia M. Strohm, 29, of Galloway was arrested by Ptl. John Mooney for Defiant Trespass following a disturbance investigation. She was released on a summons.... Read more →

5th anniversary of Rowan student’s murder

A billboard on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown NJ reminds passersby that October 27 is the fifth anniversary of the murder of Rowan University student Donald Farrell III and that a $100,000 is still offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer or killers. The billboard space on the state highway was donated by Kresson Outdoor Advertising, of Voorhees NJ. Farrell was a 19-year-old sophomore from Morris County NJ on Rowan’s homecoming weekend in 2007 when he was approached near the school’s Triad apartment building by four or five young black males who asked directions for a party. In what detectives believe was a random act, he was attacked by one or two of the men with blows to the head and neck. The assailants fled with his wallet. He died the next day from a ruptured artery in the neck. One of the group... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic September 2012 Students of the Month Announced

Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School has announced its September 2012 Students of the Month. They include: (left to right) : Olivia Pagan (Senior), Chin Akwarandu (Junior), William Asterino (Sophomore), Charlie Castaldo (Freshman), Brendan Cimorelli (8th grade), and Patrick Glennan (7th grade), all of whom are congratulated by Principal John Colman. Related articles Bishop Galante to Re-Dedicate Saint Mary's School Building; Public Invited | cnbnews Internet Based Resources for Up -to-Date Storm information /cnbnews MT. EPHRAIM SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER | cnbnews THE CHARTS TELL THE STORY | Gloucester Catholic HS Cross Country Spirit Night Read more →


October 29, 2012 Every election year Americans argue about the scale and role of government. This year is no different. In Catholic thought, government has an important but carefully limited role, with a special stress on local accountability and ensuring public safety. This year, a storm like Hurricane Sandy has the power to show public officials at their best or worst. While Sandy is far from over, Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter, Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett and other governors and mayors of the tri-state area have so far responded quickly and vigorously in serving their people where it matters most - at the local and state levels, where the "common good" has flesh and blood meaning. Governor Corbett and Mayor Nutter, as well as all of our region's emergency responders, have the gratitude of the whole Catholic community. As the storm continues, Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and... Read more →

Rescue in Absecon/ Crash in Cape May

Car Washed Off the Road in Absecon Absecon, N.J. -- At approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, a group of state troopers en route to perform water rescues and evacuations responded to a report of a car washed off the road with people entrapped. The troopers located the small tan car off of Route 30 in Absecon with two men and one woman trapped inside with almost three feet of water and debris around the car. The troopers were able to open the vehicle’s doors and remove the occupants to safety. They drove them to a residence in Pleasantville, N.J. National Guard Truck in Cape May County Crash Upper Township, N.J. -- Just before 11:00 a.m. today, a New Jersey National Guard two and a half ton truck was traveling south on Rt. 50 when a Honda Civic pulled out of Peach Orchard Rd. in front of it. The guardsman swerved... Read more →

Undefeated In Conference Play For Two Straight Seasons, Explorers Draw Charlotte As Top Seed In A-10 Tourney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2012 PHILADELPHIA - La Salle has claimed the top seed in the 2012 Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship, which will be played at Rhode Island’s URI Soccer Complex Thurs., Nov. 1-Sun., Nov. 4. It is the second straight year the Explorers won the A-10 regular season title, claiming the top spot in the championship, and only the second time in program history. La Salle will face eighth-seeded Charlotte at 11:00 am on Thursday. The Explorers, ranked No. 1 regionally and receiving votes nationally, finished the regular season at 8-0-1 in conference play with 25 points and a 14-4-1 record overall. La Salle, who finishes their second consecutive undefeated season in the A-10, has not lost a regular season A-10 matchup since October 29, 2010, an impressive streak spanning across 18 matches. The 49ers finished in a three-way tie for seventh with Massachusetts and Richmond at... Read more →


Sandy loses 'hurricane' title, keeps powerful punch | Fox News Sandy's no longer a hurricane, but it still packs a wallop. The massive storm was downgraded just after it barged ashore in southern New Jersey, bringing 90-mph winds and a roiling wall of seawater as it moved inland and north toward New York City. The monster storm, still a powerful, 900-mile-wide hybrid of several weather systems, sent 30-foot-high swells toward the garden State, and as its eye passed over the shoreline, a surge as high as 10 feet tore into dunes and washed across boardwalks. The state had evacuated all shore towns ahead of the strike, with Gov. Chris Christie telling residents who ignored the evacuation orders they were "both stupid and selfish." "[It's a] very intense, very dangerous storm. People will die in this storm," Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday. "So folks will need to mind their families,... Read more →

Hawks Andrew D’Ottavi Records 10 Saves in Shutout

SAINT JOSEPH’S MEN’S SOCCER EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE OVERTIME DRAW, 0-0, AT FORDHAM Oct. 28, 2012 BRONX, N.Y. - For the second consecutive game, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer team earned a double-overtime draw after tying with Fordham, 0-0, at Jack Coffey Field on Sunday afternoon. For the second consecutive game, senior goalkeeper Andrew D’Ottavi (Petersburg, N.J./ Ocean City) led the Hawks, making a combined 22 saves on the weekend while allowing just one goal in two games. Earning its second conference point in two games, SJU now stands at 5-10-2 overall and 1-5-2 in the Atlantic 10. D'Ottavi recorded his third shutout of the season for the Hawks, marking a new-season high in shutouts while boasting five for his career. The captain was unbeatable as he stepped up and did his job time after time, making key saves throughout the match. In the 15th minute of the opening frame,... Read more →

New Jersey Guard Get Ready for Sandy!

Department of Defense Photo 10/29/2012 10:13 AM CDT Airmen get processed in on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 28, 2012, before they go out to assist at emergency shelters before Hurricane Sandy makes landfall. The airmen are assigned to the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing. Related articles Department of Defense Prepares for Hurricane Sandy N.J. Guard units mobilized to help local officials during storm's landfall Pa. National Guard Ready To Deal With Sandy's Aftermath HERE SHE COMES! Monster Storm Set to Hit Tri-State Area | National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami Read more →

Arrest Made in Upper Merion Murders

October 26 Press Release Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, Upper Merion Township Police Chief Thomas Nolan, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Division, Special Agent in Charge George Venizelos, announce the arrest of Raghunandan Yandamuri for the murders of both 10 month old Saanvi Venna and her 61 year old grandmother, Satyavathi Venna at the Marquis Apartments, 251 West DeKalb Pike in Upper Merion Township on Monday, October 22, 2012. On Monday, October 22, 2012, at 1:16 PM, the Upper Merion Township Police Department responded to apartment C-603 for a reported homicide and child abduction. Investigators identified the missing child as Saanvi Venna, Asian Indian female, age 10 months. The body of Satyavathi Venna, age 61 was discovered inside the apartment. Venna is the paternal grandmother of Saanvi Venna and was babysitting the child The Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert at the request of the... Read more →

CAMDEN COUNTY UPDATE | Area Roads SHUTDOWN Due to Flooding | cnbnews photo BEACH HAVEN, LONG BEACH ISLAND UPDATE 6:15PMHurricane Sandy Update Dear Neighbors, The Camden County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reminds residents that the County is operating under a state of local emergency. Traffic on Camden County roadways is restricted to essential services and travel deemed necessary. If it is absolutely necessary for you to be in a vehicle, never drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway. Floodwaters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. Remember: turn around, don’t drown. The storm has created road closings, localized flooding and downed trees across the county. There have been reports of power outages by both electrical utilities and those utilities are working directly with the County to keep residents informed. The current road closings that have been reported into the OEM include: Several blocks... Read more →

HERE SHE COMES! Monster Storm Set to Hit Tri-State Area | CNBNEWS UPDATE #4

AS HURRICANE SANDY PICKS UP SPEED, forecasters say it could slam into New Jersey as early as 6 p.m. ET, as millions living along the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut coasts await evening high tide that could bring an 11-foot surge of sea water. U.S. Route 30 heading to Atlantic City, N.J., shown above, is already flooded. READ ************************************************************************************************** Christie Administration Urges Preparedness for New Jersey Pet Owners in Hurricane Sandy’s Path Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is passing along this message from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, with specific steps to take in safeguarding pets during evacuations as a result of Hurricane Sandy: The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is urging pet owners to remember their pets when preparing for Hurricane Sandy. The AVMF offers the following advice: Should you have to evacuate, take your pets with you All pets should have a... Read more →


UPDATE: 5:18PM GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP Community Update #3 Hurricane / Tropical Storm Sandy Current Hazards in our Community- Cross Keys Road Closed Between Lane of Acres and New Brooklyn Road closed due to flooding Redwood Street off Johnson road closed due to flooding Williamstown Road between Jarvis Road and Annapolis Drive is closed due to flooding An American Red Cross Voluntary shelter has been established at the Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, Gymnasium, located at 311 College Drive, in Gloucester Township. This shelter is capable of handling 300 evacuees, and is pet friendly. This shelter is for voluntary evacuations, and it is recommended that you only evacuate if it is necessary. You must transport yourself to the shelter. There are NO mandatory evacuations in Gloucester Township at this time. ****************************************************************************************************** Additional 66 Miles of Garden State Parkway to Close in Anticipation of Hurricane Sandy Impact Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey... Read more →

Deptford man gets 6 yrs NJSP in assault that brain-damages victim

Kenneth Jernegan (DOB 7/7/60), of 1929 Pasadena Ave., Deptford Township NJ was sentenced today to six years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to second degree aggravated assault in the Aug. 23, 2010 beating of a 28-year-old Wildwood NJ man who was left brain-damaged and wheelchair-bound. Under his plea agreement with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Jernegan must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. His sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson. Jernegan, an adult neighbor and the neighbor’s juvenile son were charged with assaulting the victim, who had a dating relationship with neighbor Dennis McCall’s 22-year-old daughter. Witnesses told investigators Jernegan wielded a two by four and subsequently a tree branch, striking the victim in the head several times outside the defendants’ homes. The victim, Antonio Negron, was transported to Cooper Medical Center’s trauma and was in a... Read more →

Johnny A's Players Club Shut Down for 445 Days for Lewdness Violations by Dancers \ CNBNEWS

“This case is of particular concern because historically, lewdness encourages intoxication and over consumption and illegal sexual activity can encourage prostitution,” Director Michael Halfacre TRENTON –– The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control today announced a dozen charges against a “go-go bar,” Johnny A’s Players Club in South Hackensack for a host of lewd acts and other administrative violations alleged to have been occurred in front of ABC detectives during an investigation of the establishment earlier this year. The Division is seeking to suspend the license of the club, owned by JRV Holdings LLC, for a total of 445 days. Nine of the 12 charges stem from alleged violations of New Jersey’s lewdness regulations, which prohibit licensees from engaging in or allowing, permitting or suffering any “lewdness or immoral activity.” More specifically, the Division is alleging that during the undercover investigation, female dancers employed by Johnny A’s Players Club exposed themselves... Read more →


October 29, 2012 time 12:15PM As of this morning the Gloucester Township Police Department, The Mayor’s office and the Office of Emergency Management have opened and staffed our Emergency Operation Center. Our emergency action plan for this weather event has been implemented. Personnel will be working around the clock to ensure the safety of our residents. We ask that you assist us by remembering that, The Police Department will receive numerous phone calls today. 9-1-1 is to be used for emergencies only! For Police Non-Emergency calls use 856-228-4500. Attached is a picture of our numerous Gloucester Township officials in the Emergency Operation Center implementing the emergency action plan that has been initiated. Current Hazards in our Community- 1. Roads Obstructions due to water pooling in the road: Church Street near Barnsboro Road Jarvis road at Williamstown road Almonesson road at the bridge tree down in the roadway road partially obstructed... Read more →


UPDATE Oct 29, 11:00 AM: The Burlington County landfill has been closed and trash pickup suspended by Waste Management. All Palmyra residents are urged to remove any trash bags, containers and bulk items remaining at the curb, cover all containers and store appropriately to avoid spillage and contamination with storm water. The Palmyra Halloween Parade scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th has been postponed until Thursday, November 1st. Same time, same place. Check online for updates PALMYRA BOROUGH HALL IS CLOSED ON MONDAY OCT. 29th PALMYRA COMMUNITY CENTER IS YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY SHELTER Governor Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency, ordered closed all state offices and suspended NJ Transit services. All essential Borough staff including Police, Public Works, and Office of Emergency Management personnel have reported however. Borough Hall is minimally staffed in order to assist residents. The Palmyra Community Center has been declared one of three Burlington... Read more →