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June 2013

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