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Is Freedom Worth a Ding-Dong? | cnbnews.net

by Dawn Watson cnbnews.net On July 4th, how about we show how proud we are to be American by ringing a bell at 2 PM? If you don't have a bell, bang on a pan! Happy Independence Day! Related articles Gloucester City Announces Schedule for Fourth of July Celebration & Activities | cnbnews.net Obiturary: Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread as Hostess files Bankruptcy HOME COUNTRY: The Hunker | cnbnews Pet Tip of the Week: An Economic Quick-Fix (cnbnews.net) Mount Holly to Host Independence Day Fireworks | cnbnews.net Read more →


YOUR MONEY: FEMA APPROVES COST SHARE INCREASE FOR RECOVERY PROJECTS IN NJ

Trenton, NJ (June 26, 2013)– At the request of Governor Chris Christie, President Obama has authorized a federal cost-share increase for recovery projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program from 75 percent to 90 percent. This decision is expected to save the state an estimated $240 million in Sandy cleanup and recovery costs. “This is great news for New Jersey and something we’ve been aggressively working to achieve over the last eight months,” said Governor Christie. “This increased funding from the federal government will go a long way as our residents and communities continue... Read more →


Philly Water's Best Friend Competition

The polls are open! Start voting and spread the word! The Philadelphia Water Department is looking for two eco-friendly dogs to help keep Philly’s waterways clean—one in Fitler Square and one in University City! Spokesdogs are chosen to teach bark-park buddies and their caretakers about the importance of picking up pet waste. Each spokesdog will be chosen at a community event and the winning dogs' images will be used on a number of brochures, advertisements, websites, etc. Winning spokesdogs will be ambassadors to the City for living the eco-friendly dog life. Vote for your favorite Fitler Square spokesdog competitor! Vote... Read more →


Former Phillies Catcher Darren Daulton Diagnosed with Two Brain Tumors

A Statement Regarding Darren Daulton Posted 6/27/2013 2:05:00 PM 97.5 the fanatic is reporting that former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors. Darren Daulton has not been feeling well over the past two weeks. He went to the doctor who discovered two brain tumors and is scheduled for surgery early next week. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this difficult time. Of course we want to respect his privacy at a time like this, but if you would like to send him get well wishes you may do so at... Read more →


Troopers Investigate a Home Invasion Robbery

Release New Suspect Sketch Fairfield Township, Cumberland County, N.J. -- Troopers and detectives from the Bridgeton State Police Barracks are investigating a home invasion robbery and asking for the public's help to identify a suspect based on a new sketch. On Friday, June 7, two or three black males arrived at a home on Bridgeton-Millville Pike in the Gouldtown section of Fairfield Township. They asked the woman at the home about purchasing an item for sale in a yard sale. The suspects entered the residence, assaulted woman, who was home alone at the time, tied her to a kitchen chair... Read more →


SAINT GABRIEL’S SYSTEM GRADUATES RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS

This agency of Catholic Social Services has prepared at risk youth for a brighter future Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) is proud to announce that 142 young men have graduated from Saint Gabriel’s System (SGS) with a diploma and career technical education certificate. This year’s class marks the highest number of graduates since CSS Youth Services began tracking graduates in 1985. This year’s record number of graduates, up from only 57 in 2007, can be attributed to the tracking and recording of students released from Saint Gabriel’s Hall residential program and to the investments made in... Read more →


Police in Gloucester Township and Pine Hill Investigation Attempted Luring Report

The Gloucester Township Police Department has recieved the below information from the Pine Hill Police Department. The close proximity of Pine Hill to our community makes this information relevant and it should be reviewed by all residents: After reading the report regarding the attempted luring on June 25th, 2013 of a juvenile female on West Branch in Pine Hill, a concerned citizen reported a second possible attempted luring incident involving a vehicle and driver matching the description provided. The second incident occurred in the area of Erial Road and Bromley Drive at approximately 7:00pm on June 25th. The witness described... Read more →


Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo and Two Men Who Worked Under Him Plead Guilty to Collecting Bribes for Jobs

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo and two men who worked under him in the sheriff’s office pleaded guilty today to participating in a jobs-for-cash scheme in which Spicuzzo collected about $112,000 in bribes from individuals seeking positions or promotions in the sheriff’s office. Spicuzzo, 67, of Helmetta, pleaded guilty today to a second-degree charge of bribery before Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. in Monmouth County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Spicuzzo be sentenced to nine years in state prison, including two years... Read more →


Your Money: $30 Million Neighborhood Enhancement Program For Sandy-Impacted Communities

Trenton, NJ – In an effort to continue to stabilize neighborhoods impacted by Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III today announced that $30 million in funding is now available for nonprofit and for-profit developers through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. The new funding will provide zero percent loans to rehabilitate abandoned, foreclosed and vacant housing and to redevelop lots to create affordable housing options in formerly blighted buildings. “A key component in recovering from Superstorm Sandy is the revitalization of individual neighborhoods in order to encourage families to return to those impacted areas... Read more →


VIDEO: PARDO'S PUSH

SUBMITTED BY B. Flegler If you’ve never heard of ‘Pardo’s Push’……..you need to see this. If you have seen this before, it’s worth watching again. Maybe some of you knew these folks. In any case, this is exemplary thinking, courageous action, selflessness, and guts in the face of combat. Related articles Pardo's Push Mossad head held secret meeting in Turkey New phone app allows users to boycott Koch Brothers and Monsanto products 21st Century Johnny Appleseed Read more →


PHILADELPHIA POLICE:Tips to Follow When Meeting to Buy or Sell an Item

Philadelphia Police Department (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BY Sgt. Eric Gripp Philadelphia Police Department Craigslist, eBay, and other online classifieds are a great way to move merchandise and perhaps make some extra cash. I myself have safely bought and sold numerous items online over the years. However, any time you meet with a stranger – especially when money is involved – there are risks. While these risks can’t be eliminated, there are certain steps one can take to minimize them. Far too often, the Philadelphia Police Department takes reports from victims of fraud, robbery, and sometimes- worse. These seemingly harmless exchange... Read more →


Anti-Gay Pastor May Hand Out Christian Literature

By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAn/June 24, 2013 (CN) - The City of Pensacola, Fla. has until July 12 to answer an evangelical's claim it unlawfully prevented he and his congregants from distributing Christian literature at a June 2012 gay pride event. Bill Adams, senior pastor of Smyrna Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., distributed religious-themed calendars and tracts with members of his congregation at the city's annual Pride Festival in the Park in June 2012. The free event in the city's Seville Square is sponsored by Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida, and celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Although Adams gave... Read more →


South Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Illegal Drugs Known as “Bath Salts”

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a South Brunswick man pleaded guilty today to a drug distribution charge for participating in a ring that purchased illegal drugs known as “bath salts” from China for distribution in New Jersey.Jason Oliveira, 24, of South Brunswick, pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of distribution of methylone before Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz in Middlesex County. Methylone is a designer stimulant that is sold under the name “bath salts.” In pleading guilty, Oliveira admitted that he directed that 250 grams of methylone be delivered to a cooperating witness in... Read more →


New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Announced

Intermedia Press Release by GistCloud Induction ceremony slated for October 21 at the Izod Center Jersey City, NJ (GistCloud) June 24, 2013 – At today’s official christening and launch of the nation’s first mobile Hall of Fame Museum, the New Jersey Hall of Fame announced its new class of inductees for 2013. The event was held at Liberty State Park, Jersey City. Best-selling author Carol Higgins Clark, daughter of author Mary Higgins Clark, a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee, announced the following for induction October 21 at the Izod Center: U.S. President Grover Cleveland; American revolution activist Thomas Paine; filmmaking... Read more →


Mount Laurel Police Dept. Crime Log June 17 through June 23

PRESS RELEASE THEFT: (Larchmont) A resident of the 500 block of Willow Turn reported the theft of an unsecured bicycle from the first floor patio. The incident occurred between 12:00 AM June 17 and 12:05 PM June 21. The bicycle is valued at approximately $100.00. THEFT: (Larchmont) A resident of the 500 block of Willow Turn reported the theft of two unsecured bicycles from the first floor patio. The incident occurred between 2:30 PM June 14 and 12:30 AM June 15. The bicycles are valued at approximately $300.00. BURGLARY: (Laurel Creek Townhomes) A resident of the unit block of Sandhurst... Read more →


Broner takes title after jumping two weight classes

NEW YORK (AFP) June 23, 2013 2:58:07 AM EDT Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP Adrien Broner (R) lands a punch on Paulie Malignaggi during their WBA title bout on June 22, 2013 in New York. Broner became a champion in his third different weight class, beating Malignaggi by a split decision to take the World Boxing Association welterweight crown. Unbeaten Adrien Broner became a champion in his third different weight class, beating Paulie Malignaggi by a split decision to take the World Boxing Association welterweight title. Two judges gave the all-American showdown of rival champions to Broner by scores of 117-111 and... Read more →


South Jersey School District Will Revise Admission Practices

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that the Cape May County Technical School District has agreed to revise admission practices for its Cape May Technical High School to make the admissions process more equitable for students with disabilities. Under a settlement agreement finalized between the Division on Civil Rights and the district, the Cape May Technical High School’s admissions practices will be revised as follows: Applicants for entry to the school will be evaluated solely on the basis of a specific set of objective criteria. The school has removed from... Read more →


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: OLD PERSON PRIDE

* Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. * Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor , Guadalcanal , Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam . * If you bump into an Old People on the sidewalk he will... Read more →


CHOC Children’s and World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation Join Forces

to Raise Awareness – and Funds - for Pediatric Cance Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- CHOC Children’s has partnered with World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation in a nationwide effort to raise awareness – and funds - for pediatric cancer through the award-winning feature film, “Ways to Live Forever,” which opens in select U.S. theaters this July 19th. Based on the acclaimed British children’s novel by Sally Nicholls, this heartfelt movie depicts the story of 12-year-old Sam and his best friend, Felix, who are bravely battling leukemia. In spite of the disease, the two boys embark on an inspiring... Read more →


Camden City a Battle Ground, Authorities Investigating a String of Shootings

CAMDEN CITY NJ (June 26, 2013)--Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a string of shootings in Camden Tuesday into Wednesday that left five people injured with gunshot wounds. The first was reported about 1:30 p.m. near 7th Street and Ferry Avenue. A 21-year-old Camden man was shot in the hand while driving a Mercury Villager on Ferry Avenue. He sped away from the scene toward Mount Ephraim Avenue. The victim was treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. The second incident was reported about 2:10 p.m. at 7th and Elm streets. A... Read more →


Audubon woman pleads to helping beat victim unconscious

JUNE 25, 2013 WOODBURY NJ--Savannah R. Tatton (DOB 6/14/94), of Audubon NJ, faces a five-year New Jersey state prison sentence and $100,000 in restitution for medical bills after pleading guilty today (6/25) to third-degree aggravated assault, acknowledging she held a female victim while a codefendant beat her unconscious on a Glassboro NJ street on 8/31/12. The victim was found at North Main Street and College Ave. with multiple lacerations to the head, which an investigation determined was from being struck with a wine bottle during a robbery attempt. She was treated at Cooper Trauma Center, Camden. Tatton pleaded guilty following... Read more →


Body Identified, Missing Woman from Gloucester Township | cnbnews.net

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 26, 2013)--Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an identity has been confirmed for the woman found deceased in woods off Route 42 Monday. Dental records allowed for positive identification of the victim as Carol Reiff, a 59-year-old woman who was reported missing Friday, June 21. An autopsy performed Monday night was unable to determine a cause of death due to the body’s state of decay. Cause and manner of death are listed as “pending” at this time. A $1,000 reward is being made available for information that would... Read more →


Arrest in Camden City Shooting

From the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office: CAMDEN CITY NJ June 24, 2013--Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a man was arrested in connection with a Sunday morning shooting in Camden. Terron Perry, M/26, of Camden, is charged with Attempted Murder and weapons charges. He is being held at the Camden County Jail. Perry is accused of shooting multiple times a 32-year-old Camden man on the 700 block of Line Street about 5:45 a.m. Sunday. The victim is being treated at Cooper Hospital and is in critical but stable condition. The Prosecutor and... Read more →


Coastal Carolina University Welcomes the Class of 2017

CONWAY, SC (06/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Coastal Carolina University welcomes the Class of 2017. Over 2,200 first-year students have enrolled in CCU for the Fall 2013 semester. Before classes begin in August, all new first-year students will visit campus for a two-day orientation program where they will meet their academic advisors and learn what is expected of them as they transition from high school to college. Tyler Long of Belmar (07719) Christopher Keane of Belmar (07719) Kaitlyn Wright of Bellmawr (08031) Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just minutes from the resort area... Read more →


CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA RECEIVES $50 MILLION GIFT

Historic $50 Million Transformational Gift Supports a World-Class Outpatient Facility for Children and Families Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric CarePHILADELPHIA PA (June 25, 2013)The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia today announced the largest charitable donation in its history: a landmark $50 million gift from the Buerger family toward the construction of a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility. Currently under construction on the Hospital’s Main Campus in West Philadelphia, the building will be named the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care. This is not only the largest gift in the Hospital’s history, but also one of the largest naming gifts for a building... Read more →


Archbishop Chaput's Statement on DOMA Ruling

STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M CAP. In striking down Sec. 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v. Windsor, the Court leaves intact – at least for now -- state constitutional definitions of marriage as an institution restricted to one man and one woman. As Justice Samuel Alito points out in his dissent, no federal “right” to same-sex marriage exists. The Constitution simply does not establish one. As Catholics we believe marriage needs to be strengthened, not redefined. It is a great gift to men, women, children and society. Affirming the true definition... Read more →


VIDEO: Home Invasion Millburn NJ, Vicious Attack Caught on Camera

Police search for Millburn robber captured by camera in home invasion | NJ.com Authorities are searching for a man who was caught on camera during a home invasion in Millburn, where police said the owner was assaulted. Investigators, who released snapshots from the home's surveillance footage, said they are looking for a bearded man who forced his way into a Cypress Street home around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The man took an undetermined amount of jewelry, according to a Millburn Police Department press release. After the home invasion, the owner was taken to an area hospital where she was treated for... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: New Jersey Recovers From Superstorm Sandy By The Numbers

TRENTON, N.J.-- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of June 17: $401.6 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households $346.14 million for housing assistance $55.49 million for other needs $795.3 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses $556 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date 261,739 people contacted FEMA for help or information 126,709 housing inspections completed Individuals can check on the status... Read more →


Troopers Release Early Findings in Fatal Race Crash Involving Jason Leffler

Jason Leffler posing with a fan at the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Mexico City (Photo credit: Wikipedia) West Trenton, N.J. – Because of the media attention and high volume of calls regarding the results of the investigation into the crash that claimed the life of racecar driver Jason Leffler, we are supplying an early summary of the findings. These facts have been substantially vetted even though the full investigative report remains open for some minor additions. The facts we have established to this point are outlined below. Bridgeport Speedway, Jason Leffler Crash: June 12, 2013, 2025 hours On... Read more →


Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Michelle Bauman Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2013 / 09:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act – known as DOMA – “violates basic due process and equal protection principles applicable to the Federal Government,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority. In a June 26 ruling, the Court said that section 3 of DOMA, which defines... Read more →


New Tales from Old Haunts: Author Creates Fresh and Original Stories Inspired by SJ Folklore

Southern NJ-Based Plexus Publishing, Inc.—New York Times-Bestselling Publisher of Boardwalk Empire and Other Jersey-Centric Books—has released Paul Evans Pedersen’s Collection of “Dark and Quirky” Tales on June 24 Legendary Pine Barrens Medford, NJ (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Plexus Publishing, Inc. announced the publication of The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts, a new collection of short stories by Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. The Legendary Pine Barrens is Pedersen’s second published collection and his first with Plexus, and features 21 stories and three songs along with 17 original illustrations by Jodi Weiss Pedersen. The author introduces a rogue’s gallery... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: The Hunker | cnbnews

BY Slim Randles/CNBNews.net There were several of us last Saturday out behind the sale barn. We never buy anything. This is just a way to scratch our agricultural itch. So while others were headed to the sale barn coffee shop, the members of the world dilemma think tank stepped out back, coagulatingly, for some geezer bonding. Doc looked around, picked up a blade of grass for his teeth, picked up a doodling stick, and turned around slowly while searching for just the right place. Hunker time. We stuck grass blades in our teeth, and waited for the philosophy to begin.... Read more →


TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Are Smart Meters Coming to South Jersey? Helping Hand Needs Help! and More ObamaCare Problems | cnbnews.net

Smart meter used by EVB Energie AG. Besides Automatic meter reading features, it uses two way communication for smart meter ability to reduce load, and connect/ reconnect remotely, and interface to gas & water meters. First operational field tests in August 2006. This is according to promo information from manufacturer, and is dated 2008-02, mentioning field test only in the hundreds, so it is not clear how widely this meter is being used. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UPDATE: June 28, 2013 We heard from PSE&G yesterday, June 27. According to Karen Johnson, a spokesperson for the company, PSE&G has no plans... Read more →


Speed Raceway, One of New Jersey’s Premier Indoor Electric Go-Kart Facilities Now Opened

Offers Two One-Quarter Mile European F1-Inspired Road-Style Courses 90,000-square foot facility welcomes drivers at least 6-years old and 48-inches tall, plus has Arcade, Conference Center, Party Rooms, Leagues, Tournaments and more June 21, 2013 – CINNAMINSON, NJ – Speed Raceway, located at 1103 Route 130 S., Cinnaminson, NJ, is one of New Jersey’s premier indoor electric go-kart facilities with two, one-quarter mile European F1-inspired road-style courses. Starting as low as $15 per session, there are a variety of arrive & drive options including family racing (anytime), after-school, lunch time, bring-a-friend, Tuesday-only special and bulk race packages. Having officially opened in... Read more →


Sebelius in talks with NFL on promoting ObamaCare insurance plans

The administration is gearing up for a massive public relations push throughout the summer. New insurance exchanges in each state must be open on Oct. 1 to begin enrolling people in coverage that would begin Jan. 1. Polls show that public opinion of the law is negative, and deep misconceptions about the law have persisted even years after the fiery legislative debate of 2009 and 2010. "I'd say the most daunting aspect is that people still don't know enough about what's going to change in the law and don't have enough information — still have some misinformation," Sebelius said. In... Read more →


Race Against Time Holiday Bomb Threat Averted

Finding editor... 06/25/13 It was one of those cases like you might see on TV or in the movies—where the FBI and its partners work feverishly behind the scenes, racing to stop bombs from going off and lives from possibly being lost. But this was real—and the stakes were high. The target was one of the nation’s largest retailers in one of America’s most populated areas. And the day of reckoning was Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. It all started last October 15, when the Home Depot in Huntington, New York—a town on the north shore... Read more →


DVRPC ANNOUNCES FOR PUBLIC REVIEW:

DVRPC Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Draft Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadelphia Long-Range Plan Draft Connections 2040 Transportation Investments Appendix Draft Transportation Conformity Finding for: Draft Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadelphia Draft DVRPC FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey FY 2013-2016 TIP for Pennsylvania The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking your input! We will open a public comment period for the documents listed above on June 7, 2013; the comment period will close at 5 p.m. on July 8, 2013. Since its inception, DVRPC has worked to address current issues while also looking... Read more →


UCLA NATIONAL CHAMPS! | NCAA.com

Mark Spoor, NCAA.com Last Updated - June 26, 2013 2:10 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – Efficiency is a term most commonly used in the business world, but for UCLA, a team that is often described as business-like, it’s a term that defined its first CWS championship. Consider the following: In Tuesday night’s clincher, a 8-0 victory against Mississippi State at TD Ameritrade Park, the Bruins had four sacrifice bunts, a single-game CWS record. That ran their CWS sacrifice bunt total to 12, the most for a team since Santa Clara matched the feat in 1962. 2013 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS Game... Read more →


At This Time Authorities Unable to ID Body

Work Ongoing to Identify Deceased Woman Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle are not going to be able to confirm at the current time the identity of the woman found deceased in woods off Route 42 Monday. Due to the condition of the remains The Medical Examiner’s office is using dental records to identify the woman. As soon as the person is identified and her family is notified we will release her identity, along with the conclusions of an autopsy. Investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester Township Police have been assigned to... Read more →


Sustainable Jersey and N.J. School Boards Assn. Announce School Certification Program

Trenton, NJ (June 25, 2013) – Sustainable Jersey and the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) will create a sustainability certification program called “Sustainable Jersey for Schools,” designed specifically for New Jersey’s traditional public school districts and public charter schools, officials of the organizations announced today. The program will begin in 2014. Based on the highly successful Sustainable Jersey certification program for municipalities (68% of New Jersey municipalities are participating), Sustainable Jersey for Schools will provide specific guidance and resources to schools on developing comprehensive sustainability programs. Participating schools will earn points for certain actions, such as performing energy audits,... Read more →


Law Enforcement Dogs Graduate Academy

Galloway, N.J. – Your local schools aren’t the only ones graduating their students this week. Today two classes of police dog and handler teams from 13 different agencies graduated from the New Jersey State Police Canine Academy in a ceremony at Stockton State College. The extensive training programs prepared them for either patrol duties or tracking assignments, with 22 teams one school and two teams completing both schools. Today’s commencement was highlighted by graduating dogs receiving their badges and a number of retired dogs with their handlers receiving recognition for a job well done. Patrol Class #13 began September 24,... Read more →


Ann M. Swartz of Bellmawr, Camden Diocese Employee, Devoted St. Joachim Parishioner

On June 23, 2013. (nee Colan). Age 74. Of Bellmawr. Loving and devoted wife of 51 years to John J. “Jack” Swartz. Devoted mother of John J. “Jack” Swartz Jr. (Lisa), Michele Nowlen (Andrew) and Lisa Myers (Brian). Adored and loved by her seven grandchildren, Justin, Aaron, Amanda, Robert, Brooke, Ava and Breanne. Born in Palo Alto, PA, Ann has been a resident of Bellmawr since 1974 where she was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Joachim Parish: Annunciation B.V.M. Church, having served on the Finance Committee for the parish and was a past president of the school’s Mother’s... Read more →


Attempted Robbery of Bank of America Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the attempted robbery on June 21, 2013, of the Bank of America branch located inside a ShopRite store at 3745 Aramingo Avenue in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. At approximately 3:50 p.m., the subject approached the bank counter and handed a teller a demand note. The subject eventually fled the area of the bank on foot without receiving any money. The subject is described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build, dark complexion, with... Read more →


NJOA: Forest stewardship bill heads to Governor Christie!

NJOA: Forest stewardship bill heads to Governor Christie! The Forest Stewardship bill heads to Governor Christie for signature. Nearly five years ago members of the NJOA CF put together a tour of a south Jersey forest for legislators as an example of the declining state of affairs of New Jersey forests. The tour was given by forester, Bob Williams, and a key participant was Senator Bob Smith. This tour became the inspiration for the Forest Stewardship bill, which over time attracted the support and endorsement of organizations such as; the N.J. Audubon Society, the N.J. Farm Bureau, the N.J. Conservation... Read more →


Theresa G. Kuzmunich of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

Theresa G. Kuzmunich (November 26, 1929 - June 24, 2013) Theresa G. Kuzmunich (nee Waddington) on June 24, 2013 of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City. Age 83. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Joseph G. and her parents Albert Waddington and Gertrude Waddington Ummarino. Beloved mother of James Kuzmunich, Mary Fuhs (Steven), Joanne Wyatt (Steve) and Anthony Kuzmunich (Wilma). Dear sister of Edward and Joseph Waddington and the late Nannette Levins and Albert Waddington. Adoring grandmother to Alyssa and Joseph Kuzmunich, Gregory and Michael Listman, Christopher Tucker, Sharleen O’Loyd, Jessica Whitford, James, Benjamin and Lee Ann Kuzmunich. Mrs. Kuzmunich... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA DOVE HUNTERS URGED TO TAKE PART IN SURVEY

Pennsylvania Game Commission logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Respondents will help shape opinions for wildlife officials. HARRISBURG – The mailboxes of many of the state’s dove hunters soon will be flush with surveys the Pennsylvania Game Commission would like to see them complete and return. The National Dove Hunter Survey – a cooperative effort by state fish and wildlife agencies, all four of the nation’s flyway councils and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – will be arriving at the homes of many hunters in the coming days and weeks. A random sample of dove hunters will receive the survey, and... Read more →


Send In Your Cheers and Jeers for June's Column

CNBNews is preparing our June Cheer and Jeer column. If you have anyone/anything that you feel deserves a Cheer or a Jeer now is the time to speak up. Send your remarks to cnbnews@verizon.net. Everyone can participate. You need not be from Gloucester City. So come on Brooklawn, Bellmawr, Mt. Ephraim, Westville, Collingswood, .....South Jersey get involved. Deadline July 2, 2013, send to cnbnews.net@verizon.net LIKE US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/ClearysNotebook FOLLOW US ON TWITTER https://twitter.com/CNBNEWSNET Related articles Cnbnews | February 2012 Cheers and Jeers OCTOBER 2011 CHEERS AND JEERS-cnbnews.net December 2010 Cheers and Jeers Cnbnews- November Cheers and Jeers August 2012... Read more →


Chicago Wins after Lockout-Shortened Season

Goalies and sportsmen Corey Crawford (50) and Tuukka Rask (40) congratulate each other after Chicago wins the 2013 Stanley Cup finals at the end of the game. By Raymond Rolak Sports and Entertainment Editor special for CNBNews.net BOSTON-- Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart at the end of the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks staged a stunning rally to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, 3-2. It was their second NHL championship in four seasons. The Boston Bruins were less than 80 seconds away from a seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final. Then... Read more →


20-Year-Old Man Found Dead in Camden Monday Night /cnbnews

CAMDEN CITY NJ June 25, 2013-- Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in Camden that left another man injured Monday. De'quan Rodgers, M/20, of Camden, was found dead on the front porch of a home on the 1000 block of Morton Street about 11:30 p.m. Monday. He had been shot. Also injured was a 19-year-old Camden man, who was found at the same location. He was in critical but stable condition at Cooper Hospital in Camden with multiple gunshot wounds. Anyone with information on the killing is urged to contact... Read more →


“Irish” Seanie Monaghan Signs with Hall-of-Fame Boxing Promoter

By John Kearns P.J. Kavanaugh by John Kearns How it’s New York:The announcement of Seanie Monaghan’s signing with Top Rank took place at New York’s legendary Friar’s Club. How it’s Irish: Boxer “Irish” Seanie Monaghan is the son of parents from County Meath. His manager, P.J. Kavanagh hails from County Kildare. Last week, Top Rank announced the signing of undefeated light heavyweight contender “Irish” Seanie Monaghan at the New York Media Luncheon held in the Milton Berle Room of the celebrated Friar’s Club. A few laughs before the press conference A native of Long Beach, New York, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan... Read more →