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Haddon Township Community News | cnbnews

“Holiday on Haddon” Friday, November 30th , 2012 The Parade of Lights sponsored by the Westmont Fire Co. 1 begins at 7:30 pm at the corner of Strawbridge and Haddon Ave. Santa makes his way down Haddon Ave. and magically lights the Haddon Township Municipal Building. Residents are then welcomed to the Fire House for light refreshments and a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. All children will be given a complimentary photo and frame. Holiday Toy & Food Drive The Holiday season should be... Read more →


COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP | cnbnews

All Games Played Nov. 28th RUTGERS-CAMDEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WINS 66-58 OVER ROWAN GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rutgers-Camden women’s basketball team won 66-58 over Rowan University in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Wednesday evening. The Scarlet Raptors have a 2-1 record with a 1-1 conference mark. The Profs are 2-3 overall and 0-2- in the NJAC. Guard Lillian Chukwueze (so. Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill E.) led the way with a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Brittany Turner (sr. Belleville, NJ/Queen of... Read more →


'Fiscal cliff': Obama, Republicans revert to campaign mode | cnbnews

Three weeks after winning reelection, President Obama is returning to the campaign trail. But instead of stumping for himself, he’s pushing for tax hikes on the wealthy, in the name of deficit reduction. The president’s trip Friday to a toy factory in suburban Philadelphia will cap a week of outreach to various constituencies on issues around the “fiscal cliff” –the broad tax increases and spending cuts that kick in with the new year if Congress doesn’t act. On Tuesday, Mr. Obama met at the White... Read more →


The Florida Gopher Tortoise | cnbnews

The Florida Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, is a species of tortoise native to the coastal plains of the United States. They are predominantly found in the state of Florida, but also range into the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. They spend the majority of their life in burrows around dry places such as sand hills, flat woods, prairies and coastal dunes. These are medium sized tortoises, averaging 10 inches long and around 9 pounds in weight at adulthood. Their carapace is primarily... Read more →


Holocaust Survivor Gives Lecture at Bellmawr Library | cnbnews

PHOTO CREDIT AND CAPTION ANNE FORLINE BELLMAWR NJ-Scary Childhood – Holocaust survivor, Fred Behrend, recently lectured at the Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library. Mr. Behrend is shown displaying his family’s “megillah,” or scroll, that dates back to the 1640s and recounts the story of Queen Esther. Behrend said that his family was only allowed to take “worthless” items with them from Germany. SEE ARTICLE Related articles A Holocaust Survivor Speaks Of Israel As Being Like Nazi Germany Bellmawr Swears In New Councilman Joshua... Read more →


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(Photo credit: Wikipedia) We like to remind everyone of our protocol for comments especially Mr. reality and Joan Boherer. CNBNEWS.NET rules, subject to change. You can post comments on any topic you want to talk about. Stay away from name calling. No profanity. Immediate family and children of politicians, public figures, public employees are off limits. As far as editing statements; some people submit posts using foul language. While others will make such outlandish remarks they are not worthy for public discussion. We edit those... Read more →


Enbridge Rail and Canopy to Join Together to Bring Crude Oil to Philly Area Refineries

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2012) - Enbridge Inc. ("Enbridge") (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) today announced its U.S. subsidiary, Enbridge Rail (Philadelphia) L.L.C., has entered into an agreement with Canopy Prospecting Inc. ("Canopy") to create the Eddystone Rail Company to jointly develop a unit-train facility and related local pipeline infrastructure near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to deliver Bakken and other light sweet crude oil to Philadelphia area refineries. The project is expected to handle 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the third quarter 2013 and can ultimately be expanded... Read more →


HADDON HEIGHTS NEWSLETTER FOR DECEMBER | cnbnews.net

December 1st Temporary Haddon Heights Newsletter Haddon Heights Council Meeting, Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall Auditorium Senior Community Table Free for lunch? Haddon Heights Senior Citizens have been meeting at a Community Table in our local restaurants for over a year now! What’s a Community Table? A long table where people come for lunch, sit together, order from the regular menu, pay their own bill and socialize with new and old friends. The Haddon Heights Senior Citizens group will meet at the Community... Read more →


Kelly Osbourne Feature Story Launches Today On LifestyleMirror.com

PR Newswire Association LLC. November 26, 2012, 5:31:00 PM EST NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LifestyleMirror.com, the online destination for stylish living, debuts today its latest cover story with a feature on Kelly Osbourne. Osbourne sat down with the website for an interview and photo shoot at her childhood home, the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles. "My dad was always recording here, and I lived in villa 2A," says Osbourne. "When I was about 13 or 14, I would sneak out... Read more →


‘Superbug’ MRSA Found in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants | cnbnews.net

By Environment News Service COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 14, 2012 (ENS) – The “superbug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is prevalent at several U.S. wastewater treatment plants, scientists have found in the first study to investigate U.S. wastewater as an environmental reservoir of the bacteria. MRSA is well known for causing bacterial infections that are difficult to treat and potentially fatal in hospital patients. Since the late 1990s it also has been infecting otherwise healthy people in community settings. “MRSA infections acquired outside of hospital... Read more →


Australian wildlife taught to shun cane toads

SYDNEY (AFP) November 27, 2012, 1:07:16 AM EST Rob Elliott/AFP/File This file photo shows a poisonous cane toad sitting on a keeper's hand at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, in 2005. Australia's native animals are being fed nauseating sausages of cane toad meat in a bid to train them against eating the foul, toxic species as it spreads into new areas. Australia's native animals are being fed nauseating sausages of cane toad meat in a bid to train them against eating the foul, toxic species... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Custodian John Martin Arrested; Charged with Secretly Videotaping Students and Teachers in the School | cnbnews

UPDATE 9AM NOVEMBER 29 UPDATE 7PM NOVEMBER 28 Correction: John Martin is not in charge of the technology department as stated in the John Martin photo credit Philadelphia Inquirer news release. The statement was issued by the Prosecutors Office and is incorrect. Martin was the head custodian. ~ Gloucester City Police Department NEWS RELEASE (November 28,2012)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund reported the arrest of the chief custodian at Gloucester Catholic High School on charges he... Read more →


$1 Million in Grants Awarded to Organizations that Target Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Pennsylvania

PR Newswire Association LLC. November 26, 2012, 11:16:00 AM EST HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine organizations have been awarded $1.08 million in Children's Trust Fund grants aimed at child abuse and neglect prevention programs for parents and families to create better outcomes for Pennsylvania children. Administered by the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Child Development and Early Learning programs, Children's Trust Fund grants focus on strengthening families, and building protective factors and resiliency within parents, caregivers and children in order to... Read more →


Congressman: Obama's Tax Increases Fund Government for Eight Days

President Barack Obama has proposed raising taxes on the rich to put America's fiscal house in order, but critics say federal spending is so massive that the wealthy don't have enough money to cover the nation's unprecedented debt. In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) said President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy would only generate enough revenue to fund the federal government for eight days. "The president’s plan to increase taxes on the upper two percent covers... Read more →


New Jersey Receives $31.1 Million from FEMA

Trenton, NJ – The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced federal grants to State of New Jersey for emergency response efforts after Hurricane Sandy. The three grants total $31.1 million. FEMA’s share is $20.4 million which comes from the Public Assistance Program. The grants are to reimburse New Jersey for feeding and housing 8,000 utility workers, 725 survivors and 500 support personnel after the storm. Restoring power to affected areas was one of the top priorities after Sandy. Utility workers from around the U.S. answered... Read more →


Assembly Leadership Announces State Police-Led Thursday Tour of Shore Devastation

Members of General Assembly Able to see Damage First-Hand as Legislature Prepares to Work Together on Long-Term Solutions (TRENTON) – Bipartisan Assembly leadership on Tuesday announced New Jersey General Assembly members on Thursday will tour parts of Ocean County that have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy. “Now that the immediate emergency response is more settled, it’s important for Assembly members to directly meet with residents and business owners impacted by the storm and to witness the challenges we will face together as we prepare a... Read more →


Elizabeth High School recognized by state senate for student achievement on WISE’s Financial Literacy Exam

By ElizabethInsideOut Staff ELIZABETH, NJ- Working in Support of Education (W!SE) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth High School, located in Elizabeth, NJ, will be officially on Thursday, Nov. 29, on the floor of the Senate of the State of New Jersey for its students’ performance on W!SE’s 2011-12 Financial Literacy Certification Test. This national standardized Test measures student knowledge of personal finance after a course or unit on personal finance in school. Senator Raymond Lesniak, representing the 20th District of New Jersey, will read... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Dud's Enjoys a Day of Deer Hunting | cnbnews.net

by Slim Randles Coffee always tastes perfect before daylight on the opening day of deer season, Dud Campbell thought as he sat in near-total darkness in his kitchen. He was being extra quiet so as not to awaken Anita. Turning on a flashlight on the kitchen counter, he wrote: Honey, I’ll be up Pine Canyon, hunting up a feeder creek 1.4 miles to the right. The truck will be at the campground. Doc and Steve both know the area I’m hunting. I’ll be back no... Read more →


VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT SMITHVILLE, DECEMBER 2

Santa Claus, Ice Carving, Live Entertainment, Shopping and More The Burlington County Freeholders will host the annual Victorian Holiday Celebration at the Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton on Sunday December 2 from noon until 4 pm. The historic village will be all decked out for the holidays and will feature carriage rides, vendors selling gifts and stocking stuffers, live entertainment and more. The festivities will include a special appearance by Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, who will arrive by horse and carriage at 1 pm to... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Millions spent by government on longevity pay, a perk for city workers and management | NJ.com

A long-standing tradition among public employees, longevity pay costs some public entities millions of dollars a year, and yet it receives scant attention, with foes of government waste focused more on sick time benefits or overtime payouts. Longevity pay comes in the form of bonuses to employees for continued employment with a public entity. The longer an employee works, the larger the longevity bonus is. In total, Jersey City taxpayers last year paid out $15,089,184 in longevity pay to employees of the city, the school... Read more →


Nominate Coaches for PCA's Double-Goal Coach® Award | cnbnews.net

By Positive Coaching Alliance Coaching for Little League offers tremendous personal reward in the satisfaction that you are helping develop our nation’s youth with Character, Courage and Loyalty. At Positive Coaching Alliance, a national partner of Little League, we also offer a tangible reward in the form of our Double-Goal Coach® Awards. PCA annually honors 20 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the second, more-important goal of... Read more →


Doherty: Data Shows Red Light Cameras Lead to More Accidents, Increased Costs

A red-light camera in use in Beaverton, Oregon, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Calls for Immediate Termination of Red Light Camera Pilot Program Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) said that accident data collected at intersections where red light cameras are in use show that both the number and total cost of accidents have increased since the cameras were installed. Doherty said that the data, released by the New Jersey Department of Transportation as part of a report on the state’s red light camera pilot program, should lead... Read more →


J. WILLIAM MILLS, III TO RECEIVE GREATER PHILADELPHIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S 2012 WILLIAM PENN AWARD

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27, 2012 – The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce today that J. William Mills, III, regional president for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, PNC, will receive the 2012 William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. The award, which has been given annually since 1949, recognizes an individual for his/her outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region, professional accomplishments, and commitment to charity as well as to the community. Mr. Mills will... Read more →


Catholic League: Obama Crucified | cnbnews.net

November 27, 2012 Catholic League spokesman Bill Donohue released the following remarks today: Michael D’Antuono is a left-wing artist known for exploiting racial tensions (e.g, depicting George Zimmerman as a Klansman and Trayvon Martin as a generous child). But now he has succumbed to a new low. D’Antuono’s painting of President Barack Obama with outstretched arms wearing a crown of thorns, against the backdrop of the Seal of the President of the United States, is called “Truth.” [Click here.] It is being hosted by the... Read more →


A Buck Swimming in Delaware River Visits Gloucester City's Proprietor Park | cnbnews

PHOTO CREDIT VINCE KUCZYNSKI GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Retired Gloucester City High School teacher Vince Kuczynski visited Propriertors Park earlier this month and was surprised to see a buck, with a nice rack, at the City Marina. Kuczynski writes, "I thought your readers would enjoy this story and the photos. Earlier this month I stop by the marina and joined a few people watching a buck that had just jumped the marina fence into the river. It swam across the river and followed the bulkhead on the... Read more →


10 TIPS TO MAKE THE SWITCH | cnbnews

We know how difficult it can be to make the switch to e-Cigs; so we want to be with you every step of the way and fully-support you throughout your journey. HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR EVERSMOKE E-CIG: Still smoking a few traditional cigarettes? No worries, it's normal. Remember one step at a time, don't over stress yourself. Although some people find that e-Cig's taste like a traditional cigarette; others need a little bit more time... Read more →


FFRF Assembles Alternative Nativity in Wisconsin State Capitol | TheBlaze.com

Atheists, clearly agitated that Christians purportedly “stole” various holiday traditions from pagans, have come up with a solution: A potentially-offensive “natural nativity scene” that removes baby Jesus and replaces traditional Bible characters with some eyebrow-raising alternatives. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is behind the spectacle, which emerged this week as part of a diorama inside the Wisconsin state capitol. The angel that typically graces the nativity is replaced with an astronaut. And the wise-men – prominent figures in the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth... Read more →


Fossil Rhino Skull Discovered In Volcanic Ash, 9.2-Million-Year-Old Rhino Cooked To Death

By Nathan A 9.2 million years old fossilized rhino skull has been discovered buried in volcanic ash. Fossils preserved in volcanic rock are very rare, and account for less than two percent of the world’s known specimens. The specimen was discovered in Turkey, by Pierre-Olivier Antoine and his fellow researchers from the University of Montpellier, France. The fossil is of a large two-horned rhino species that was common in the area around the Eastern Mediterranean during that time period. “According to the researchers, unusual features... Read more →


Benson Calls for AG Investigation into Hamilton Township & School District Contracts

Assemblyman Looks to Protect Taxpayer Dollars from Abuse in Wake of Bencivengo Trial (TRENTON) – Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) on Monday called for an Attorney General investigation of Hamilton Township’s government and school district to ensure that taxpayer funds are being spent wisely and legally in the wake of sworn testimony delivered during Hamilton Mayor John Bencivegno’s trial. “I believe it is imperative that there be a thorough investigation of the township and school district to ensure that those who are entrusted with taxpayer monies... Read more →


Hiring Our Heroes Employment Fair Held in Toms River | cnbnews.net

November 27, 2012 Trenton, NJ – Describing Hurricane Sandy recovery jobs as a “second call to duty”, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno encouraged New Jersey’s unemployed military veterans attending today’s “Hiring Our Heroes” employment fair in Toms River to consider jobs to help restore towns hardest hit by last month’s storm. The employment fair was the latest in an ongoing partnership between the Christie Administration and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s "Hiring Our Heroes" campaign to link active duty military, National Guard reserve members and military... Read more →


Letters: Honoring Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Sineath | cnbnews.net

Dear Neighbors, The Camden County Veterans Affairs Staff and I joined the family, friends and neighbors of Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Sineath on November 17 to wish him well on his upcoming fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan. He has served honorably in three prior tours and is going back overseas to defend this nation against the global war on terror. This young man’s dedication to our country serves as an example to us all. He has demonstrated extraordinary honor and conviction, and we thank... Read more →


CERT Teams Always Ready to Offer Aid, Helping Hands to Red Cross | cnbnews.net

Written by Alyson Westby Roach Among a sea of red-clothed volunteers delivering comfort and clean-up kits at a bulk distribution site in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, one man alone stood out. Donning his uniform green vest, Devin Cohen, chief of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), spent his day off chipping in with the Red Cross relief effort, now in its fourth week. Shortly after Sandy made landfall on October 29, Cohen was on duty, managing a shelter for special-need victims. Almost... Read more →


American Hero: Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, of Island Heights, N.J.,

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, of Island Heights, N.J., died Nov. 26 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Related articles R.I.P. - Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr. Camp Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan American Hero: Lance Cpl. Christopher... Read more →


Rice Meets McCain to try to douse Libya row

WASHINGTON (AFP) November 26, 2012, 8:55:41 PM EST Timothy A. Clary/AFP/File US envoy to the UN Susan Rice, pictured in April 2012, is to meet Senator John McCain in an apparent bid to defuse a bitter row over Libya that could hurt her chances of becoming the next secretary of state. US envoy to the UN Susan Rice is to meet Senator John McCain in an apparent bid to defuse a bitter row over Libya that could hurt her chances of becoming the next secretary... Read more →


Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dead | cnbnews

Hector "Macho" Camacho (Photo credit: MarkGregory007) David Trifunov November 24, 2012 12:18:00 PM EST Hector "Macho" Camacho has died after being taken off life support, a doctor said. David Trifunov Legendary Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho has died after being taken off life support this morning. The director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ernesto Torres, told AP the 50-year-old went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours of today, Saturday. He was then taken off life support and passed... Read more →