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October 2012

Suspect Threatens to Kill Gloucester City Police Officer \cnbnews

press release On 10/20 at 1709 officers responded to Cornell Ave for an intoxicated male who had punched a vehicle and was now bleeding. Officers arrived and found the suspect, Anthony Walters (31) of the 600 block of Divison Street. Walters was being held on the ground by friends/family members. When the first officer approached, Walters questioned his presence and threatened to assault the officer. He then attempted to break free and charge at the officer. The officer was able to detain him, however, he continued to resist and grabbed the officer’s leg near his service weapon. Walters was eventually taken to the ground and handcuffed. He continued to act in a threatening way and stated he would kill the officer when released. One officer did sustain a minor injury while attempting to subdue Walters. As a result, Walters was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Aggravated Assault on... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. Library Observes National Novel Writing Month with Write-Ins

Programs offer intensive support, motivation for aspiring and veteran writers VOORHEES, NJ – October 25, 2012 – The Gloucester Twp. Branch of the Camden County Library Systemis encouraging customers and aspiring writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month with three sessions of a special program. Now in its 14th year, the goal of the national program is to help authors write a novel of at least 50,000 words from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The Gloucester Twp. Library will offer an informational session on Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 - 8:30 p.m. to help those new to the program get registered on the national website where writers can actually write, save and track their progress with the goal of writing a novel within a month’s time. The library will then host two Write-Ins for participants on Thursdays Nov. 15 and Nov. 29, 6 – 8:45 p.m. Gloucester Twp. Librarian... Read more →


Volume XVII No.43: October 26, 2012 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE-Congressional and presidential candidates are on the campaign trail spinning spooky stories about their opponents while promising treats to supporters. But the real Halloween trick is being planned in the halls of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). November 1st will bring no respite from Halloween fright, because that’s when USDA releases final crop prices used to calculate federal crop insurance payouts. Under this program, taxpayers subsidize production of more than 120 different crops covering 282 million acres. Most of its cost is tied up in policies that don’t insure against a loss of crops, but actually guarantee high levels of income through “revenue protection” policies. The price tag will be scary big. Harvest prices have been hovering around $7.50 per bushel for corn and $15.50 for soybeans, the most highly subsidized crops. That’s double the price from just four years... Read more →


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 GLAD NOW THAT YOU HAVE... Read more →

Internet Based Resources for Up -to-Date Storm information /cnbnews

CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets Please use the list of attached Internet-based resources as your source for good information and share these with your family and friends. (for up-to-date road conditions) NJ Transit (for up-to-date transit information) National Hurricane Center (for up-to-date hurricane information) The Weather Channel (for up-to-date weather information) Ready America (great emergency preparedness planning and education) Nixle (Free SMS and email communication tool for emergencies in your local area) Ready Notify PA (Free communication tool good for PA and NJ) United Alert (Free communication tool for emergencies) RELATED CNBNEWS.NET TIPS AND SNIPPETS Related articles IMPORTANT STORM INFORMATION | CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: Wake Up People; The Chatham Square 'Boon Doggle' Storm Warnings for Burlington County Residents \cnbnews TRICARE: People Should Be Prepared for A Message from NJ Senator Barbara Buono Regarding Hurricane Sandy | cnbnews Read more →

Glassboro NJ robbery draws 7 yr NJSP term

Matthew R. Gaffney (DOB 7/15/82) of Corbin City NJ was sentenced today (10/27) to seven years in New Jersey state prison on a charge of second-degree robbery, stemming from an attempt to take vehicle keys and money from a 77-year-old man in a Glassboro supermarket parking lot on Aug. 27, 2011. The victim, a retired NJ State Police marine officer, fought Gaffney, who approached him in the lot. Gaffney’s punches inflicted facial injuries on the victim that required stitches. Gaffney fled on foot but police stopped him a short distance away in the Doubletree development of Glassboro. Video from the supermarket’s security camera helped identify him. Gaffney pleaded guilty to robbery June 14. He was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr., who ordered that the defendant must serve 85 percent of the prison term before he is eligible for parole, according to the plea agreement with... Read more →

Gloucester County Offices Closed Monday, October 29 & Tuesday, October 30 | cnbnews

(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County offices, services and programs will be closed tomorrow, Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29, 2012. Essential personnel are required to report. Election Office on 550 Grove Road in Thorofare will remain open. County flu shots, nutrition sites, Serv-a-tray, and transportation will be cancelled with the exception of transportation for dialysis patients. The shelter at West Deptford High School will open tomorrow at 0800 hours, at the time that Gloucester County will declare a State of Emergency. Related articles Gloucester County Makes Preparations for Hurricane Sandy \cnbnews GLOUCESTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NABS #10 | Jury Finds Mertz Guilty of Murdering Jennifer Whipkey | Autumn Pasquale's Parents Call for Investigation of Prosecutor's Office | BREAKING NEWS: BROOKLAWN WOMAN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO KILL A RELATIVE | cnbnews Read more →

Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput: Be Catholic before you are Democrat or Republican

Rome, Italy, Oct 25, 2012 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the country approaches election day in two weeks, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is encouraging Catholic voters to place their faith above their allegiance to political parties. “I’m always encouraging our people minimally to vote, maximally to run for political office, and make sure that they’re Catholic prior to being Democrat or Republican and that they put that into practice politically,” he told CNA in Rome on Oct. 22. Archbishop Chaput echoed the calls of other American bishops to have their flocks consider their faith in the voting booth. “We do believe in the separation of church and state, but we don’t believe in the separation of faith from our political life,” he said. “It’s very important for Catholics to make distinctions when voting that they never support intrinsic evils like abortion, which is evil in all circumstances.... Read more →


Brooklawn Police patch September Press Release On 8/31/12 Brooklawn Police Officer Stires responded to an ambulance call on the 100 block of North Wilson Avenue for a report of a women going into labor. Upon arrival Officers were directed to the female who was in the living room. Within in minutes Officer Stires observed the baby’s head crowning and prepared to deliver the baby. Brooklawn EMS arrived on scene and was instructed to bring in an obstetrics kit. While the EMT’s were bringing in the kit Officer Stires delivered the baby. Both mother and baby were transported to the hospital by Brooklawn EMS and are reportedly doing just fine. On 9/2/12 Jacquelin Denise Robinson, 43, of Brooklawn was stopped for a motor vehicle violation. Through further investigation the accused was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was brought to police headquarters processed and released. On 9/2/12... Read more →

Atlantic City Line to Close by 4:00 pm Due to Evacuation of Atlantic City

Bus, Light Rail, Access Link to Suspend Operations at 2:00 am Customers Encouraged to Visit for Service Updates Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced that today that NJ TRANSIT will implement a gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail and Access Link service, starting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon and continuing through 2:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Further, the Administration announced that the Atlantic City Rail Line will suspend operations effective at 4:00 p.m. due to the rapidly declining weather conditions within the region and the continued evacuation of Atlantic City. Train 4678 will be the last train leaving Atlantic City this afternoon. This train will leave Atlantic City at 2:43 p.m. and will arrive in Philadelphia at 4:19 p.m. Train 4679 will be the last train leaving Philadelphia on the Atlantic City Rail Line. This train will depart Philadelphia at 2:39 p.m. and terminate in... Read more →

Murder charges filed in Susquehanna County 'cold case' from 1983

October 24, 2012 HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda L. Kelly and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced that charges have been filed in a shooting death that occurred in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County, on November 13, 1983. John David Walker, 52, of Montrose, Pennsylvania, has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his estranged wife Lynda Walker. "The Pennsylvania State Police investigators deserve a lot of credit for their work on this case,? said AG Kelly. "They showed great patience and persistence in their pursuit of justice for Lynda Walker." "I am extremely pleased that justice is finally being served for Lynda," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. "It certainly shows the tenacity of the investigators at the Pennsylvania State Police and the Attorney General's office who were involved with this case." John Walker was a police officer in November, 1983 in Great Bend, Pennsylvania.... Read more →

FDA enters consent decree with dietary supplement manufacturer, Venus Pharmaceuticals

Repeated failure to follow current good manufacturing practices prompts government action Venus Pharmaceuticals International Inc., of Hauppauge, N.Y., and Bharat Kakumanu, its chief executive officer, have agreed to stop production and distribution of dietary supplements into U.S. commerce and recall and destroy affected product produced prior to January 2012, due to repeated violations of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) regulations. In addition, the firm is prohibited from exporting products unless such activity is in compliance with FDA laws and regulations. U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York signed the consent decree on October 15, 2012. During inspections of the firm, FDA investigators noted that, among other violations, the company did not have controls in place to ensure its final products met established specification English: Logo of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) s. Following these violative inspections, the company committed... Read more →

CAMDEN COUNTY WEEKLY News Released Oct. 26 | cnbnews

The Freeholder Board wants to keep you up-to-date on all of the county services, innovative programs and special events taking place in Camden County. As a courtesy, we offer these news briefs on topics that benefit you and your family. County Preps for Storm The Camden County Department of Public Works and Office of Emergency Management are closely monitoring and preparing for Hurricane Sandy and its potential threat to our region. We will provide updates on our efforts before and during the storm on and on Twitter and Facebook. Tell your neighbors that briefings will go out throughout the storm cycle over this email network. If they would like to sign up for updates please tell them to visit our website Camden County Flu Shot Program The Freeholders are hosting convenient flu shot clinic locations across Camden County now through Nov. 5. Click here for the schedule. For... Read more →

Storm Alert: New York to Shutdown all Subway, Bus and Commuter Railroad Service | cnbnews

MTA Directed to Move Forward with System-wide Shutdown The MTA has been directed by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to begin an orderly shutdown and suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The decision was made to protect customers, employees and equipment from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy as the strong storm continues its march up the east coast. MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota announced that service on NYC Transit subways will be curtailed beginning at 7 p.m., and the bus network within the following two hours. Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will start their finals trains by 7 p.m. from terminal locations. Subway and rail road stations will be closed after the last trains pass through stations. Outbound Access-A-Ride trips are being scheduled only until 12 p.m. today, and return trips will continue until 5 p.m. Any previously... Read more →

Penn State Baseball Announces 2013 Schedule

Friday, October 26, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State baseball team has announced its 2013 schedule, which is highlighted by four home series against Big Ten foes Purdue, Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan State. The Nittany Lions will compete against a total of eight conference opponents this season, as well as three team’s that competed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.Head coach Robbie Wine, who enters his ninth season at the helm of the Lions, and the squad will host 22 home games at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Penn State will open the season on the road, traveling to Johnson City, Tenn. to face East Tennessee State for a three-game series on Feb. 15-17. The Lions will then travel to Lynchburg, Va. on Feb. 22-24 for a weekend series against Liberty University. The annual Spring Trip will take place in Texas from March 1-10. The Lions will take Penn... Read more →

Important Flu Recommendations for High Risk Populations\cnbnews

Source: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Newswise — NEW YORK (October 2012) -- While it is important to get vaccinated against the flu virus as early as possible, it is never too late to reap the benefits of this vaccine. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the peak months for the spread of the flu virus are January and February and the season can last into mid-May. Those at highest risk of complications from the flu are young children; people 65 and older; pregnant women; and people with health conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease, or a weakened immune system. "Adults age 65 and older face the greatest risk of serious complications and even death as a result of influenza. That is why it is so important that they get immunized. Even when older adults contract the flu after... Read more →

Attention Morrestown Residents! Storm Alert Info.

As we move into Monday and onward, residents are strongly urged to stay at home and off the roadways as they will be treacherous. With the high winds and saturated ground, serious electric outages are expected, possibly lasting for days. Take the opportunity today-Sunday- to stock up on emergency supplies so you are prepared to Shelter In Place at your residence, the best place to be per FEMA. Burlington County Emergency Management in conjunction with the American Red Cross will be opening three regional shelters for those whose situation may become untenable at their residence and are unable to Shelter in Place. If you find yourself in that situation, contact Moorestown Emergency Management at 856-234-8300 and we will assist you with relocation. Related articles Somerset County's essential guide to Hurricane Sandy Gloucester County Makes Preparations for Hurricane Sandy \cnbnews Press Release: American Red Cross is Readying People and Supplies for... Read more →

Philadelphia woman arrested after allegedly adding auto coverage to her insurance plan while in ambulance

October 19, 2012 HARRISBURG - A Philadelphia woman was arrested today on allegations that immediately following a car accident she called her insurance company, while in an ambulance, to add comprehensive collision coverage to her insurance policy. Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendant as Regina Whitehead, 23, 1923 South Alden St., Philadelphia. According to the criminal complaint, in October 2011 Whitehead, who did not have comprehensive or collision insurance for her vehicle, was involved in a four vehicle accident. The charges state that in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, Whitehead called her insurance company to add comprehensive, collision, and rental coverage to her auto policy for the vehicle that had just been involved in the accident. Kelly said that following the accident, Whitehead allegedly reported a claim to her insurance company in an attempt to have damages to her vehicle paid and lied to the company... Read more →

Gloucester County Makes Preparations for Hurricane Sandy \cnbnews

(Clayton, NJ) – Gloucester County has implemented preparation for Hurricane Sandy, anticipated to make landfall on Tuesday morning. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said that Gloucester County has deployed the sandbag machine to Greenwich Township this morning to preposition it for use along the Delaware River. Sandbagging operations have already begun with 1000 sandbags being filled now and placed tomorrow in Greenwich Township. The county is also coordinating with Greenwich for emergency pumps at Floodgate Road. The County Engineer has requested that dam owners begin lowering their respective lakes in anticipation of heavy rainfall. The American Red Cross is preparing for shelter operations at West Deptford High School. Local OEM will be responsible for coordinating transportation for those residents without means to do so themselves. Gloucester County Health Department is preparing for medical needs shelter at that location. The Gloucester County Animal Shelter will provide the necessary animal care at the... Read more →

Nine Students Receive $20,000 Scholarships from American Legion

The American Legion National Committee on Education selected nine students this week the Fall National Executive Committee Meetings in Indianapolis to receive $20,000 for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. An additional 88 students were awarded $1,100 each. The nine 2012 Samsung Scholars are: Landon Stevenson of Townville, S.C.; West-Oak High School Collette Bersie of Montrose, Minn.; Delano High School Morgan Irons of Yorktown, Va.; Grafton High School Sean Weller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Air Academy High School Preston Fegley of Grand Island, Neb.; Grand Island High School Madeline Chin of South Pasadena, Calif.; South Pasadena High School Bradley Bark of Baton Rouge, La.; Baton Rouge Magnet High School Erik Thomas of Wallace, Mich.; Menominee High School Kelsey Green of Harlem, Ga.; Harlem High School Since 1996, the Samsung American Legion Schlarship has awarded more than $4 million to nearly 1,500 applicants. The scholarship is available to high school juniors who... Read more →


Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GLASSBORO, NJ – Quarterback Louie Bianchini threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rowan University football team to a 47-0 win over Morrisville State College in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Saturday. It was the Profs’ Homecoming game. Rowan improves to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Morrisville State has a 1-7 record with a 1-5 NJAC mark. Bianchini (sr. West Long Branch, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) completed 14 of 19 passes. He also rushed for 69 yards and one touchdown on four carries. Wide receiver Ed Eisenhart (so. Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Reg.) made four receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Wideout Warren Oliver (jr. Beverly, NJ/Palymyra) hauled in four balls for 38 yards and one touchdown. Running back Withler Marcelin (fr. Ocean Twp., NJ/Ocean Twp.) ran for 92 yards and one touchdown on 12 attempts. Running back... Read more →

Gallagher leads Lions to 19th straight NJAC title

Galloway, NJ… Senior Andy Gallagher (New Foundland, NJ/West Wilford) placed first in the 2012 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships as the The College of New Jersey captured its 19th consecutive NJAC title at Richard Stockton College on Saturday. Gallagher won the race outright, defeating 90 runners with a winning time of 25:13.22. He defeated second-place finisher Jonathan Sewnig from Rowan by more than nine seconds. The Lions won the event handily with just 16 team points. Rowan finished second with 29 points and host Richard Stockton placed third with 30 points. Junior Dominic Tasco (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater) finished third in the event, while freshman Jack Leahy (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) took fifth overall in his first-ever championship race. Tasco crossed the finish line 25:29.68 and Leahy followed with a time of 25:44.72. Senior Michael Berti (Brick, NJ/Brick Memorial), junior James Seyffart (South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield), and freshman Jon Stouber (Freehold, NJ/Colts Neck) finished... Read more →

American Red Cross is Readying People and Supplies for Sandy’s Landfall

PROVIDENCE, RI, October 27, 2012 – The American Red Cross is moving people and resources into place in locations throughout Rhode Island to support its response to Hurricane Sandy. “We have hundreds of volunteers who are helping to ready our supplies, to organize shelter plans with towns throughout the State and to coordinate our activities with State emergency officials,” said American Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman. “We are getting ready for Sandy’s impact and we urge the people of Connecticut to do the same.” Shipman said residents should stay tuned to news for information about the storm and about instructions they may need to follow for public safety. “Keep up with news and know what is happening in your area. Local news will have information about forecasts and shelters,” Shipman said. “Other sources of information on shelters are 211Info Line and the new Red Cross Hurricane App for smartphones. Our... Read more →

Steven's Soccer Completes Second-Straight Perfect E8 Season

ITHACA, N.Y. (October 27, 2012) – Freshman Joe Cellitti (Mendham, N.J.) scored both goals in the No. 6 Stevens Institute of Technology men’s soccer team’s 2-0 toppling of Ithaca College (7-5-4) on Saturday afternoon. It was the final game of the regular season. With the blanking of the Bombers, the Ducks (15-2) will head to the Empire 8 Tournament riding a 13-game winning streak and a string of five-consecutive shutouts. Ithaca played well at the start and did not allow a Stevens shot over the first 20 minutes. In that time, the Bombers tested Stevens goalie Paul Killian (Ellicott City, Md.) twice but the junior netminder was able to keep both tries out of the cage. It was Quinn Conner (Newfields, N.H.) who finally gave the Ducks their first shot of the afternoon, and Cellitti had the next attempt seven minutes later. With 33 minutes gone in the first half,... Read more →


Ewing, NJ…Kean University converted on all three of its penalty kicks in the shootout to advance to the semifinals of the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament after the Cougars and The College of New Jersey battled to a 2-2 tie on Saturday. Kean used a late goal in the final minutes of regulation and then teams then went through two overtime periods to finish in the deadlock. The Cougars, which shot second in the shootout, received goals from Julianne Natale (Clifton, NJ/Clifton), Amanda Repko (Hamilton, NJ/Notre Dame), and Angie Lopez (Rahway, NJ, Rahway, NJ), while keeper KC Nunez (Fair Lawn, NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) made two saves and saw another Lion attempt got wide. The sixth-seeded Cougars (10-5-3) move on to play at second-seeded Rowan University on October 31, while the 17th-ranked Lions (14-1-3) await the announcement of the field for the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament. These teams also tied... Read more →

Christie Administration Announces Suspension Of Gaming Activity Due To Hurricane Sandy

Saturday, October 27, 2012 Trenton, NJ – In seeking to address the public safety concerns set forth in Executive Order 104 issued by Governor Chris Christie on October 27, 2012, declaring a State of Emergency due to severe weather conditions, the Administration has announced the suspension of gaming activity as of 3:00 p.m. Sunday October 28, 2012 with the properties closing at 4:00 p.m. “Division of Gaming Enforcement staff have been in constant dialogue with the casinos to ensure an orderly shutdown of gaming operations on Sunday,” said Governor Christie. “They have also assured me that the necessary security, surveillance, maintenance operations and personnel are in place to secure the properties gaming equipment and assets.” “I want to commend Governor Christie, state and local officials and the casino executives for their coordinated efforts towards protecting the safety of our visitors and residents of Atlantic City,” said Division Director David Rebuck.... Read more →

Cape May -Lewes Ferry Service Ceases Operations Beginning Sunday, October 28

English: The M.V. Twin Capes, one of the five vessels of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet, approaches the Cape May, New Jersey, terminal on July 4, 2005. Photo by Adam Gilson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (Cape May, NJ) Due to the anticipated track and effects of Hurricane Sandy, Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced this morning that the ferry service will suspend operations following the last scheduled departures this evening. The last departures will be the 6:00 p.m. from Cape May, New Jersey and 7:45 p.m. from Lewes, Delaware. Given the current weather forecast concerning the impending storm, the ferry service expects to be closed from Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30. For the safety of the ferry vessels during Hurricane Sandy, CMLF marine personnel will transport all vessels upriver. The MV Twin Capes and MV Cape May have departed Cape May this morning. Early Sunday morning, the... Read more →

The 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class

National Football Foundation Proudly Announces 15 of the nation's best and brightest collegiate football players each win $18,000 postgraduate scholarships as part of the 54th NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. DALLAS, October 24, 2012 – Recognizing one of the most impressive classes in the storied history of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards Program, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2012 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented byFidelity Investments, a leading provider of not-for-profit workplace retirement savings plans in higher education. The honorees also comprise the list of finalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. Selected from a nationwide pool of 147 exceptional semifinalists from among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, the 15 class members are: SCHOLAR-ATHLETE POSITION SCHOOL GPA MAJOR Matt Barkley QB Southern California... Read more →

Gloucester Township Community Update #1 Hurricane / Tropical Storm Sandy

The Island Packet, Jay Karr/AP Photo Beach goers watch waves generated by Hurricane Sandy along a breezy Coligny Beach Park on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2012. press release October 27, 2012 The Gloucester Township Police Department and the Gloucester Township Office of Emergency Management continue to prepare for the upcoming storm. Community leaders and representatives from various emergency services met today to finalize emergency response plans. It is imperative that you continue to monitor local media and weather broadcasts. The latest National Weather Service Update has been included in this message. The Governor had declared a State of Emergency: Anticipating severe weather conditions including high winds, rain, coastal, stream and river flooding, and the storm’s potential to threaten the public’s health and safety, Governor Chris Christie today declared a state of emergency throughout the state as a result of severe weather conditions anticipated from Hurricane Sandy.... Read more →

Lehigh Valley methamphetamine ring broken-up

October 24, 2012 HARRISBURG - Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation along with local police officers are in the process of arresting six suspected drug dealers allegedly linked to a million dollar crystal methamphetamine ring that operated in the Lehigh Valley. Attorney General Linda Kelly said six men were identified as the main distributors in a crystal methamphetamine ring that operated in and around Lehigh and Northampton counties: Anthony "Skinny" Serratore, Johnny "Amigo" Constanza, Edward "Eddie" Pope Jr., Michael Corby, Robert Thornton Jr., and William Lavenburg. Click on thumbnail for larger image Anthony "Skinny" Serratore Johnny "Amigo" Constanza Edward "Eddie" Pope Jr. Michael Corby Robert Thornton Jr. William Lavenburg Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged criminal activity was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the charges being filed today. Information about this drug organization was developed using undercover drug purchases, controlled buys and search... Read more →

Storm Warnings for Burlington County Residents \cnbnews

FREEHOLDERS URGE RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR EXTREME WEATHER Fall Float Cancelled Because Of Coming Hurricane Burlington County Freeholders are urging residents to spend the weekend preparing for Hurricane Sandy, which the National Weather Service announced will impact this area beginning Sunday. “Due to the impending super-storm, the dams along the creeks have been opened to lower the level of water in the creeks to help prevent flooding,” said Freeholder Bruce Garganio. “With the water levels lowered, canoeing and kayaking will be extremely difficult and some areas will not be passable. In addition, the forecast for Sunday calls for rain and chilly temperatures. Because of this, we have decided it was in everyone’s best interest to cancel the Fall Float Festival and encourage our residents to use that time to prepare for the storm.” The Burlington County Office of Emergency Management suggests: Have disaster supplies on hand: · Flashlight and extra... Read more →


Camden, NJ: The Atlantic League has announced its year-end awards, and two members of the 2012 Camden Riversharks have been honored for their accomplishments on field during the recently completed season. First baseman, Brian Burgamy, was named to the 2012 All Star Team, selected by the Atlantic League member clubs. Additionally, catcher Raul Padron was named to the second team. “Brian Burgamy and Raul Padron are worthy of their selection to the [ALPB] All Star Team,” said manager, Jeff Scott. “They earned their spot on the roster . Despite our teams struggles at times, Brian and Raul separated themselves from the rest just by the numbers.” In his fourth season with the Camden Riversharks, Brian Burgamy was named as the first team first baseman of the 2012 Atlantic League All Star Team. This is Burgamy’s second time as a 2012 All Star, earlier this season he was selected to represent... Read more →


Brooklawn Police patch BROOKLAWN POLICE DEPT. AUGUST PRESS RELEASE On 8/2/12 officers responded to the 200 block of Bergen Street for a report of a suspicious male walking around pulling on car doors. Officers found WAYNE JOHN O’TOOLE, 45, of Pitman matching the description the caller provided. He was arrested for criminal attempt (burglary) he was brought back to headquarters processed and released. On 8/4/12 officers responded to the Rite Aid on Browning Rd for a shoplifting. When officers arrived on scene the two male suspects had already fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The males were described as white males and both were wearing baseball hats. Anyone with information regarding this incident please contact Brooklawn Police. On 8/5/12 officers responded to the Brooklawn Shopping Center in front of the Dollar Tree for a report of three males drinking in public. After a brief investigation one of the males... Read more →


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NJ DIVISION OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM Ocean Township, NJ - On Saturday, February 23, 2013, Prevention First will hold its annual gala, "The Night Before...the Oscars®" at Navesink Country Club in Red Bank to honor Grace M. Hanlon, Executive Director of the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. Hanlon has been an integral part of Prevention First's growth and commitment to keeping children healthy, safe and drug-free. "Last year, we held a record-breaking, sold-out gala, thanks to the amazing support of our wonderful donors. We strive to remain relevant to the issues at hand and to the needs of our community. The funds raised at the 2012 gala contributed to a very successful year for the agency and we hope that this year, our gala will provide even more opportunity to expand the work we do to keep children healthy, safe and drug-free." said Executive Director... Read more →

‘Our Community Salutes’ Will Honor Military-Bound Students

(Washington Twp., NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Deputy Director Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Chila announced today that Gloucester County will become the second county in the State of New Jersey to participate in the national ‘Our County Salutes’ program to recognize graduating high school students who enlist in the armed services after graduation. Director Damminger said, “We want to make certain that the students who choose to enlist in the military are honored and that their community is behind them. There is a lot of fanfare made when students choose a college and we want to recognize those students who are military bound.” Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a national, non-profit organization created to recognize and honor graduating high school students (and their parents) who plan to enlist in the armed services after graduation. The program takes year-long coordination with schools and recruiting officers and the community. Freeholder Deputy Director... Read more →

Obama: 'Absolutely' No Regrets For Ignoring Economy for First Two Years

The Obama campaign has finally released the transcript of his endorsement interview with the Des Moines Register--and it is clear why they were reluctant to do so: the President says he has "absolutely" no regrets about ignoring the economy during the first two years of his term, when Democrats controlled Congress. Here is the key part of the exchange: Q: Yes, that begs a question from us, Mr. President. Some say you had a super majority in your first two years and had this incredible opportunity, but because of what you were talking about, as you were running, you had to go to get Obamacare done. Do you have any regrets taking on some of the economic issues, some of the issues that we're talking about for your second term, that when you had the chance, so to speak, during your first -- do you have any regrets that you... Read more →


Alex Critzos Scores Fifth Goal of Season; Andrew D’Ottavi Makes Season-High 12 Saves Oct. 26, 2012 PHILADELPHIA - After 110 minutes of fierce play, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer team earned another point in Atlantic 10 standings as the Hawks played to a double-overtime draw, 1-1, against La Salle at McCarthy Stadium on Friday evening. With the tie, Saint Joseph's stands at 5-10-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the A-10. La Salle (8-5-3, 2-3-1 A-10) held a slight advantage over Saint Joseph's in shots in the opening 25 minutes of the match as the Explorers fired off six shots, two on goal, in contrast to the Hawks' four shots, all wide. SJU would overcome the disadvantage and find a way to strike first as sophomore forward Alex Critzos (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spalding) found an offensive opportunity in an empty Explorer net and chipped a shot into the left side, putting the Hawks... Read more →

South Jersey Fall Wine and Beer Festival Limited to Saturday Only

CAMDEN, NJ – Due to weather forecasts for Sunday and a possible threat to public safety, the South Jersey Tourism Corporation is limiting its Vintage South Jersey Fall Wine and Beer Festival at Campbell’s Field on the Camden Waterfront to Saturday, October 27 only. Originally scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, any tickets held for Sunday, October 28 may be redeemed on Saturday, or for a future Vintage South Jersey wine festival. Saturday’s attendees will have access to taste wines from more than a dozen South Jersey wineries, craft beer from at least five local breweries, crafts and food available for purchase, live music by Motor City Revue, and a souvenir glass. More information on the festival can be found online at, including lists of wineries and breweries scheduled to attend. Read more →


Ewing, NJ ….. Senior running back Justin Doniloski (Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills) rushed for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown as The College of New Jersey football team collected a 35-24 home win over William Paterson University under the lights at Lions’ Stadium. Doniloski carried the ball a season-high 28 times and eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for the fourth time this season. The senior raised his season total to 829 yards. He also led the team with 11 receptions for 76 yards. For the second straight game senior quarterback Daniel Dugan (Clark, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson) put his name in TCNJ’s record book setting a new mark for passing yards in a season. He finished with 298 yards on 30-of-45 attempts giving him 2,010 on year, breaking the old mark of Pete Harteveld (1,936) set in 1997. TCNJ led 21-14 at the half and a field goal by the Pioneers trimmed... Read more →

Saint Joseph's Women's Soccer Drops Heart Breaking Double Overtime Contests To La Salle, 1-0

Neal Sets SJU's Career Record For Saves PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team dropped a heart-breaking double overtime contest to La Salle, 1-0, Friday evening at Finnesey Field. The Hawks' senior goalkeeper Christine Neal set the SJU all-time record for career saves (292) in a game-high seven save effort. In a thrilling match in which Saint Joseph's defense played stellar through out, both squads had prime scoring chances, but could not convert. In the 79th minute, the Explorers' Courtney Niemiec drilled a shot at the SJU net, only to have Neal make the save. In keeping the score tied, Neal passed Colleen Corcoran's career mark for saves, snaring the 291st of her career. With the score knotted at 0-0 after regulation, the Hawks' sophomore Jill Root gave he team it's best chance. With the ball 30 yards out of the box down the left side of La Salle's... Read more →

Marissa Leigh Dinapoli of Belmar Enrolls at Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (10/26/2012)(readMedia)-- Marissa Leigh Dinapoli of Belmar recently enrolled at Clemson University. Dinapoli is majoring in Biological Sciences. Dinapoli is among nearly 3,400 freshmen at Clemson for the fall semester. Ranked No. 25 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. On the web: Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University women’s soccer team is the second seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament. The Profs have a bye in the first round and will host a semifinal game on Wednesday, October 31. In the first round on Saturday, October 27, the fourth seed Richard Stockton College (15-3-2) is home against the fifth seed William Paterson University (9-7-2) at 3:30 p.m. The sixth seed Kean University (10-5-2) travels to the third seed The College of New Jersey (14-1-2) for a 5 p.m. game. Rowan (12-2-1) plays the winner of the Kean/TCNJ game on Wednesday at 7 p.m. In the other semifinal game, number one Montclair State University (15-1-1) hosts the winner of the William Paterson/Richard Stockton game at 7 p.m. The championship is slated for Saturday, November 3at the highest remaining seed. The NJAC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA... Read more →

Doctor Wm. Kropinicki Pleads Guilty | cnbnews

to Selling Prescriptions for Addictive Painkiller Percocet to Drug Dealer TRENTON - Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a medical doctor pleaded guilty today to charges that he sold prescriptions for the highly addictive narcotic painkiller Percocet to a drug dealer in the names of purported patients he never treated or examined, and created fraudulent medical records to back up the prescriptions. William C. Kropinicki, 59, of Morrisville, Pa., a medical doctor who formerly practiced in Lawrence, N.J., was on trial for the charges when he pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert C. Billmeier in Trenton. Kropinicki pleaded guilty to all charges in the indictment against him, including second-degree conspiracy; second-degree distribution of oxycodone, sold under the brand name Percocet; third-degree obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud; and fourth-degree falsification or alteration of records related to medical care. The charges resulted from an investigation by the Division... Read more →


TEA PARTY Members, It is now blatantly obvious President Obama is deeply embroiled in a cover-up / a scandle that makes Watergate look like child's play. The more information that comes out about Benghazi, the more we know he is covering up. Our senators NEED to know their constituents are very aware of the events and we want them to act on our behalf. One of our steering committee members "penned" the following fax to both Corker and Alexander. I strongly urge you to do the same. While the House is conducting it's investigation, our senators need to act as well. They, too, represent the Citizens of Tennessee. When you write a fax or email, use your own words, but use the following content as your guide. In Liberty, Steve Osborn, SCTP Chairman Date: October __, 2012 To: Senators Alexander and Corker Re: Benghazi – Deaths and Deception 1. Benghazi... Read more →

Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Benghazi Says Vice-President Biden is Crude

Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Benghazi Says Biden Asked Him At Ceremony For Returning Bodies, “Did Your Son Always Have Balls The Size Of Cue Balls?”… Just a tad disrespectful. Via The Blaze: The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye during the ceremony and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story on the attack doesn’t pass the smell test. Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the victims at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He told host Glenn Beck that what they told him,... Read more →

Burlington County Seniors Tour Public Safety Center | cnbnews

The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Senior Services Unit sponsors a six-week, once-a-week Senior Police Academy program designed for seniors to learn how to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime. Today’s program was a tour of the County Public Safety Center in Westampton, including the 911 Central Communications Center and the Indoor Firing Range. This was Week Four for the 35 seniors from Delanco enlisted in the latest Academy. County Range Master George Pfeffer, left, informs part of the 35 members of the Senior Police Academy class from Delanco on the use and procedures of the County Indoor Firing Range at the Public Safety Center in Westampton today. Pfeffer introduced Mary Ann O’Brien, Freeholder liaison to Public Safety, center, and Sheriff’s Officer Tammy Tiver from the Senior Services Unit. Pfeffer explained the types of weapons (some on table) and ammunition used by law enforcement while participating in mandatory training at... Read more →

Suspect William Hagans Arrested for Multiple Burglaries in the 17th District /cnbnews

William Hagans The Philadelphia Police Department would like to thank the media and the public for assisting us in the apprehension of William Hagans. Hagans has been identified as the suspect in multiple burglaries that occurred at the Saint Gabriel’s Convent located at 2916 Dickinson Street. On October 17, 2012, at 1:45am, an unknown person(s) entered the Saint Gabriel’s Convent located at 2916 Dickinson Street through an unlocked front window. Once inside the suspects removed $150 in cash from the complainant’s purse and fled in an unknown direction. On October 18, 2012, at 3:32am, The Complainant stated she was called by the alarm company and was informed that a motion sensor was activated and that unknown person(s) entered the convent through a window on Dickinson Street. Once inside the suspect(s) took a set of keys and fled in an unknown direction. On October 18, 2012, at 10:00am, video depicting the... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Launch Operation ID/ cnbnews

Philadelphia Police Department (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Philadelphia Police Department would like to announce the implementation of a new program to help prevent and deter burglaries and thefts, as well as assist in the recovery of stolen items. The Operation ID program will provide to citizens, free of charge, a registration form, item stickers and window stickers which will be imprinted with a unique identifier. These stickers should be placed on any valuable items in your home. Citizens will also be provided with window stickers, announcing to would-be burglars that your possessions have been labeled and will be difficult to resell. It can be considered solid evidence of a crime if a person is found to be in possession of labeled property and labeled property can be traced with relative ease. Operation ID will act as a crime deterrent, facilitate identification of stolen items and assist in criminal prosecution. For... Read more →

Florida: Romney Signs, American Flags Torched, “Obama 4 Life” Spray Painted On Driveway…

Thug tactics for a thug candidate. LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Police are searching for the vandals who apparently torched more than a dozen campaign signs and American flags in a Howey-in-the-Hills veteran’s yard. William Overbay said someone ignited the flags and signs, which supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, that he had lined along his yard. The vandals also painted a sign on his driveway reading “Obama for life,” at his DuPont Circle home, Overbay said.” This is the first thing I saw was this sign painted on my driveway,” Overbay said. Howey-in-the-Hills police say no one left any clues behind to identify themselves. Overbay said as a Vietnam-era veteran, the hard feelings caused by the vandalism run deep. “To give that many years for my country and to see it desecrated in such a despicable way angers me,” Overbay said. “We have freedom of speech and to desecrate any... Read more →


Penn State Nittany Lions women's ice hockey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Penn State-Ohio State game notes Friday, October 26, 2012 PENN STATE (5-2; 3-0 Big Ten) vs. OHIO STATE (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 5:30 p.m. ET • ESPN BEAVER STADIUM (106,572) • UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. Leaders Division Front Runners Meet in primetime on ESPN GAME INFO TELEVISION: ESPN Sean McDonough (p-by-p), Chris Spielman (analyst), Quint Kessenich (sideline) TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 224th time in their last 226 games. RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations): Steve Jones (p-by-p), Jack Ham (analyst), Loren Crispell (sideline). Sirius: Ch. 136; XM: Ch. 191. Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM. Ohio State Radio Network: Paul Keels (p-by-p), Jim Lachey (analyst), Marty Bannister (sideline). Compass Media Networks: Gregg Daniels and Dale Hellestrae WEB: Gametracker & Audio at: ATTENDANCE: 106,000+ SERIES: This is the 28th... Read more →