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July 2013

Cops: Bus driver in crash that killed baby was talking on cell phone; charged with death by auto

Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal July 30, 2013 7:40:04 PM EDT The bus driver in the crash that claimed the life of an 8-month-old girl inWest New York today was talking on his cell phone when the chain reaction accident began and he will be charged with death by auto, authorities said tonight. Idowu Daramola, 48, of New York, is being issued summonses for reckless driving and for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, but he is being booked on the criminal offense of death by auto, a crime carrying a possible prison term of five to 10... Read more →

Women Leaders of NJ Demand Christie condemn Hudson County Republican Chair Jose Arango

Women leaders across New Jersey released the following statement demanding Governor Christie condemn Hudson County Republican Chair Jose Arango’s for his offensive comments. (Note: below their statement CNBNews has posted Arango's remarks) July 31, 2013 From: Women Leaders of New Jersey To: Governor Christie Dear Governor Christie: Today, your Hudson County Republican Chair, Jose Arango, made deeply offensive comments about the Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee, Milly Silva. According to PolitickerNJ, Mr. Arango belittled and demeaned Ms. Silva’s qualifications in what can only be described as blatantly sexist remarks. Ms. Silva has worked since the age of 14, getting a good... Read more →


English: Close-up of a dog's face during late-stage "dumb" paralytic rabies. Animals with "dumb" rabies appear depressed, lethargic, and uncoordinated. Gradually they become completely paralyzed. When their throat and jaw muscles are paralyzed, the animals will drool and have difficulty swallowing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Residents Offered Tips To Prevent Disease The Burlington County Health Department is asking residents to be cautious, and to avoid strange, wild and/or stray animals. “We want to remind all residents that rabies is present in the county,’’ Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly said. “Residents are encouraged to stay away from unfamiliar or wild animals.”’ This year,... Read more →

Sean J. Murphy, of Gloucester City, Gloucester Catholic Alumnus, Class of 2006 | cnbnews.net

Sean J. Murphy, of Gloucester City died on July 30, 2013 at the age of 25. Beloved and cherished son of Sean T. Murphy and Linda E. Murphy (nee Barney). Loving brother of Dana and Jordan Murphy. Cherished grandson of Joseph and Lorraine Barney and Marie and the late George Murphy, Jr. Devoted boyfriend of Erika Soto. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Sean was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 2006. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday evening from 5 to 8 PM and again on Saturday morning from... Read more →

Clayton Man Charged with Multiple MV Violations

John Dingle Jr., (DOB 6/15/92), of Newkirk St., Clayton NJ has been charged with motor vehicle violations as a result of an early morning crash on July 28 at the intersection of Jackson and Grant avenues in Franklinville NJ. Dingle received summonses for disregarding a stop sign, reckless driving, racing on a highway and driving while intoxicated. The charges were signed by the Franklin Township Police Department and will initially be reviewed by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office because there was an injury associated with the crash. Dingle’s 1999 Honda Accord collided with a tree at Jackson and Grant and... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Herb and the Lemon Stand

by Slim Randles cnbnews.net We heard about the lemonade stand later, of course, as it was several blocks from where the rest of us lived, but it was only a couple of houses from Herb Collins. He had to go there. He couldn't resist. The stand was set up by Heather and Tim Naismith, a brother/sister team whose ages added together wouldn't hit 18. Herb watched them set it up on that hot afternoon and finally couldn't stand it. He had to have some fun. The lemonade was fifty cents, a bargain in anyone's book, as canned soda pop is... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, of Red Bluff, Calf. Killed in Afghanistan War cnbnews.net

Distinctive Unit Insignia for all Battalions of the 8th Cavalry Regiment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, Calif., died July 30, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Related articles American Heroes: 1st Lt. Jonam Russell, Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, Spc. Rob L. Nichols |... Read more →

Frances M. Strazzullo, of Cherry Hill, age 84 | cnbnews.net

STRAZZULLO Frances M. On July 25, 2013. Age 84. Of Cherry Hill. Predeceased by her son, Thomas Strazzullo. Survived by her son John Strazzullo; her grandson John Strazzullo and his wife, Ashley. Interment and Catholic Rite of Committal on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11 AM in Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Frances M. Strazzullo. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Related articles South Jersey Restaurant Owner Tom Delimaris Succumbs | cnbnews.net Jeanne C. McArdle, of Cherry... Read more →

Porkers of the Month: Reps. Donna Edwards and Eddie Bernice Johnson

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is over the moon about its July 2013 Porkers of the Month: Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), who co-sponsored H.R. 2617, the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, to establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the Moon. Apparently not content to confine their legislating to this planetoid, Reps. Edwards and Johnson have gone where no member of Congress has gone before. H.R. 2617 would “preserve and protect for the benefit of present and future generations the nationally significant historic sites associated with the Historical... Read more →


New study finds hiring managers often make poor choices because they systematically rely strictly on generic performance measures rather than considering situational context. Released: 7/29/2013 8:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business more news from this source Newswise — UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY’S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS –Have you ever applied for a job and wondered why it is offered to someone who appears to be less qualified than you? A new study by Berkeley-Haas Associate Professor Don Moore finds employment managers tend to ignore the context of past performance. The article, “Attribution Errors... Read more →

Operation Cross Country Recovering Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

07/29/13 Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals. The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date. Strong Partnerships Operation Cross Country is part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative that... Read more →

Benefits on Health Marketplace Plans will be Similar, but Costs will Vary | cnbnews.net

by Michelle Andrews JUL 30, 2013 As the state health insurance marketplaces, also called exchanges, get set to launch in October, many people have questions about the coverage that will be offered there. Here are a few that were posed to me recently. Q. Are there unintended consequences of shopping through an exchange? For example, are the benefits of a plan with a lower monthly premium less comprehensive than the benefits of an expensive plan? And are there plans available only to people who qualify for subsidies, so that once income increases, the consumer must switch to a different plan?... Read more →

$20,000 Reward for Information on the Death of Carol Reiff

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP--The Gloucester Township Police Department is requesting information regarding the death of Carol Reiff of Lakeview Apartments in Gloucester Township N.J. Carol Reiff last spoke to family members on Thursday June 20, 2013. Miss Reiff had plans to travel to Manahawkin, NJ to visit family on Friday Morning, June 21, 2013. Miss Reiff never arrived and family contacted police. Her body was discovered by police on Monday morning, June 24, 2013 in the Lakeview Apartment Complex . Any information, please call Gloucester Township Police Department at (856) 228-4500 or the Gloucester Township Police Anonymous Tip Line (856)... Read more →

New Digital Tools make the Selecting of Senior Communities in New Jersey Faster | cnbnews

source New LifeStyles When you or your loved one is in need of senior living or immediate care, trying to find the best option is often a task that can consume your time and energy. It can sometimes feel like there are thousands of choices with no real answer. New LifeStyles, the ultimate “Source for Seniors”, is making sure it stays current and on the cutting edge of how people are receiving information. Not only have they been the leader in the industry since releasing their first print guide in 1987 and launching their website in 1995, they now have... Read more →

Wilmington University to Offer M.S.M in Sports Management Online Beginning This Fall

July 29, 2013 NEW CASTLE, Del. - - Looking for an inside look at the fast-paced world of athletics? Hoping to land that dream job with working for a sports franchise? Wilmington University can get you there with its new Master of Science in Sports Management beginning in the Fall of 2013. Wilmington University is offering an online information session on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. to go over course curriculum, degree relevance, flexibility and student services, tuition and fees, and the application process. The M.S.M. in Sports Management will initially be offered in the on-line format and... Read more →

Bets and roars at Afghan bird fight resurgence

KABUL (AFP) July 28, 2013 1:56:39 AM EDT Massoud Hossaini/AFP/File Local men watch partridge fighting at a park in Kabul, on July 5, 2013. The sun has barely risen and already dozens of men are swapping fistfuls of banknotes, frantically betting in one of the country's goriest pastimes: bird fighting. The sun has barely risen and already dozens of Afghan men are swapping fistfuls of bank notes, frantically betting in one of the country's goriest pastimes: bird fighting. In a shady patch, under a cluster of trees in a Kabul park, two partridges face off at opposite ends of a... Read more →

Females Fighting Disrupt NJ Transist Bus And Assault GTPD Officer

Gloucester Township Police Department press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On 7/29/2013 at approximately 5:06 PM, the Gloucester Township Police responded to Woodbury Turnersville Road at County House Road in Gloucester Township for a report of two females fighting on a NJ Transit bus. The arriving officer found two females actively fighting on the bus, which was evacuated by the bus driver. One of the subjects, Linda Mason, was being held down in one of the seats and struggling with the other subject, Paige James. Both women ignored police directions to stop fighting resulting in oleoresin capsicum or "pepper spray" being used... Read more →

Little League International Tournament TV Season Begins Tomorrow Night | cnbnews.net

A Message from Little League International Tomorrow, the Little League® International Tournament "TV Season" begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Big League Baseball World Series Championship Game from Easley, S.C. Through the month of August, more than 120 Little League® Baseball and Softball tournament games that will be televised on ABC, the ESPN family of networks, NESN, and the Longhorn Network. Click here for the full TV schedule We hope you can visit one or more of these venues to see the games in person. If not, we invite you to enjoy the games on television or through the WatchESPN... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: A bunch of Turkeys in Bellmawr | cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net)--Over the last 4 or 5 years, Cleary's Notebook has had several stories on the wild turkey population that has been taking over Gloucester, Brooklawn and other areas... and earlier in the year GCN reporter Anne Forline published an in depth article on the local turkeys. So how about one last photo from today of a young turkey family in Bellmawr along McClelland Ave? The adult and 5 young chicks have become regulars in the neighborhood. They've seemed to have found a safe home in a nearby natural area behind the homes which is basically untouched by humans. I noticed... Read more →

Patriot Connections Issues Statement on the Passing of Tom "Boozer" Beitz & Craig Berner

It is with deep regret we inform you of the loss of Tom "Boozer" Beitz and Moorestown Police Officer Craig Berner. We regretfully share news of the passing of Tom "Boozer" Bietz. Tom, first photo below, was a member of both the NJ Legion Riders,Warriors Watch Riders and Patriot Guard Riders. Funeral details will be posted on http://www.patriotconnections.org in coming days. Tom "Boozer" Bietz Patrolman Craig Berner – Moorestown Police Dept – Killed in Motorcycle Accident 20-year Moorestown police veteran killed in accident Jul. 29, 2013 – MOORESTOWN— An off-duty police officer has lost his life in a motorcycle accident... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29, of Tenn. Killed in Afghanistan War | cnbnews.net

DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29, of Bartlett, Tenn., died July 28, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in the Sarobi District of Kabul Province, Afghanistan. Related articles AMERICAN HEROES: Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, Spc. Caryn E. Nouv died in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan AMERICAN HERO: Sgt. Justin R. Rogers, 25, of Barton, N.Y/cnbnews.net American Heroes: Four Soldiers Die June 18 from Indirect Fire in Bagram, Afghanistan | cnbnews American Heroes: 1st... Read more →

FBI — Judge Gives Violent Robber a Long Prison Term

PHILADELPHIA—Amos Singleton, 58, of Philadelphia, was sentenced late yesterday to 30 years in prison for the armed robbery of an employee of the Walnut Lane Apartments at 236 West Walnut Lane in Philadelphia, in November 2010. Singleton and Corey Pasley, who worked at the apartment complex as a security guard, made off with cash, money orders, and checks, after Singleton struck the victim and fired his gun, striking the victim in the head. Despite severe injuries, the victim broke free, ran from the office, and alerted residents to the robbery. Singleton and Pasley stole approximately $2,645 in cash and $1,265... Read more →


TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of July 29: Total Federal Assistance: $5.4 billion $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date $408.6 million in FEMA grants disbursed for individuals and households $351.8 million for housing assistance $56.7 million for other needs $808.1 in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses $761.9 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to state agencies, local communities and certain private nonprofit organizations that serve the public 261,880 people contacted FEMA for help or information 138,012... Read more →

Camden County Police Department Needs Public Help to ID Suspects | cnbnews.net

(Camden City NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred overnight (early Friday morning July 25-26) at East Camden Middle School on Stevens Street. Suspects broke into the school through a gated window and then made off with a number of items from several classrooms, including six specialized mountain bikes, an overhead projector, three computers and a keyboard and amplifier from a music classroom. In total, the items stolen are worth more than $6,000. Surveillance cameras inside the school first recorded the two suspects, who appear to be juveniles dressed in dark hooded clothing, at... Read more →

University of Delaware: 72,000 People Affected by Cyberattack | cnbnews.net

(July 30, 2013)--The University of Delaware is notifying the campus community that it has experienced a cyberattack in which files were taken that included confidential personal information of current and past employees, including student employees. A criminal attack on one of the University’s systems took advantage of a vulnerability in software acquired from a vendor. The University sent notification letters dated July 29, 2013, to more than 72,000 affected persons and offered them free credit monitoring. Approximately one-third have active UD email accounts and will have received an email notification as well. The confidential personal information includes names, addresses, UD... Read more →

Chicago’s 2013 Independence Day Weekend Massacre, 74 People Shot, Breaks all Records

By: T. Shelton/July 28,2013 “Chicago is the most dangerous city in the country. It is even more dangerous than Detroit.” “Yea right. I know Chicago is dangerous but it is not bad as Detroit.” “I’m serious bro, it is horrible in Chicago.” That was an excerpt from a conversation that a Chicagoan and I had last year. I ended up telling the person that they was correct about Chicago. If you are a regular reader of the TS Report, I write about Chicago as often as I write about the Detroit Region. I think it is sad to see and... Read more →

Funeral Services Announced for Accident Victim Christine A. Cammarata | cnbnews.net

Christine A. Cammarata (September 1, 1985 - July 28, 2013) Christine A. Cammarata, on July 28, 2013, died suddenly in an automobile accident, of Voorhees. Age 27. According to the NJ State Police, Red Lion Station, the 27-year-old woman apparently lost control of her vehicle as she was traveling westbound on Sooy Place Road, Saturday, July 27 around 2:30am. She was driving alone. Cammarata was ejected from the vehicle and was unconscious with shallow respiration when authorities arrived at the scene, police said. She was flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden in critical condition and was treated... Read more →

New Jersey American Legion Senior Baseball Tournament (Monday results) | cnbnews.net

Jul 28/Sun 1:00 PM Game 1 Bordentown 26 5 vs Vailsburg 395 4 Game 2 - Suspended 2nd Inning Due to Rain - To Continue Monday at Noon Jul 29/ Mon 12:00 Resume Game 2 Brooklawn 6 vs Union 0 DH Game 3 Flemington 3 vs Gibbsboro 2 6:00 PM Game 4 Lyndhurst 3 vs Washington Twp 12 Jul 30/Tue 1:00 PM Game 5 Vailsburg 395 vs Union 35 DH Game 6 Bordentown 26 vs Brooklawn 72 Jul 31/Wed 1:00 PM Game 7 Gibbsboro 371 vs Lyndhurst 139 DH Game 8 Flemington 159 vs Washington Twp 521 Aug 1/Thu 1:00... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Pope Francis on Gays Drives Media Wild

July 29, 2013 Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to remarks made by Pope Francis on homosexual priests: The pope speaks about materialism for one straight week in Brazil before millions of people, and his formal comments garner 74 news stories on Lexis-Nexis. He speaks off-the-cuff about homosexual priests before a handful of reporters on the airplane going back to Rome and his remarks trigger 220 news stories. One might logically conclude that the pope broke some new ground with his comments on gay priests. But he didn’t. When asked about homosexual priests, Pope Francis said, “If a person is... Read more →

New Jersey Now Setting US Solar Rooftop Records

By Susan Kraemer New Jersey continues its incredible solar development – now rivaling California’s, as a result of its membership in RGGI and participation in regional cap and trade and renewable energy policy that makes new clean energy investment more competitive with fossil energy through the sale of SRECs. Two New Jersey installations break US records for size of rooftop installs this year. Completed in April, one is the largest solar installation now in operation in the US, and a second installation, even larger, to be completed by the end of the year, will then become the largest in the... Read more →

NJ American Legion Junior (17 & U) Tournament (Monday Results)

Note: DH indicates Game to start approximately 20 minutes after completion of prior Game Jul 27/Sat Noon Game 1 @ CH EAST HS Washington Twp 521 9 vs North Warren 258 0 DH Game 2 @ CH EAST HS Cherry Hill 372 8 vs Mt Morris 6 Noon Game 3 @ EASTERN HS Brooklawn 72 6 vs Warren Hills 3 DH Game 4 @ EASTERN HS Gibbsboro 371 15 vs Pequannock 450 3 5:45 PM Game 5 @ CH EAST HS Mt Morris 4 (Out) vs Warren Hills 5 5:45 PM Game 6 @ EASTERN HS North Warren 258 5... Read more →

PHPD & PH Municipal Alliance 2013 National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6th

for immediate release Join the Borough of Pine Hill, Pine Hill Police & Fire Departments, Pine Hill Municipal Alliance and many other community organizations for the 2013 National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 beginning at 5:30pm at the Overbrook High School. Visit the Pine Hill Police Department on Facebook and on the web at www.pinehillpd.com for more information. Related articles Pine Hill Police Department to Partake in National Night Out New Release: Tommy Rutland 'Use Your Head' Music Video Directed by Tim Pine Tuesday , August 6th - nationwide ! Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment Read more →

105 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

press release July 29, 2013 During the past 72 hours, the FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted Operation Cross Country VII, a three-day enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. The operation included enforcement actions in 76 cities across 47 FBI divisions nationwide and led to the recovery of 105 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, 150 pimps were arrested on state and federal charges. “Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America,” said Ron Hosko, assistant... Read more →

Buono Names Milly Silva Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

press release July 29, 2013 New Brunswick, NJ – Today, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono announced her selection of Milly Silva to serve as Lieutenant Governor candidate. The Buono-Silva ticket is only the third all-female gubernatorial ticket in American history and the first in New Jersey. Silva has spent her life fighting to lift up those in need. For a decade, Silva has been a leading the fight for working and middle class families. As the Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU, Silva was tasked with overseeing the region’s daily activities to ensure that its 7,000 workers earn living wage and... Read more →

Thomas A. Barton Jr., of Wenonah, Gloucester High School Alumnus | cnbnews.net

Thomas A. Barton, Jr. (December 31, 1971 - July 27, 2013) On July 27, 2013. Age 41. Of Wenonah. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Nancy J. (nee Wypych). Cherished son of Lorraine (King) Carder (late Lawrence) and the late Thomas A. Barton, Sr. Dear brother of Philip Barton, Lori Fagnani (Carmen) and Gerald Carder. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Tom will be greatly missed by his two dogs, Duce and Missy “Girl”. Tom was a graduate of Gloucester High School. He was employed as a safety officer for Haztek in Medford, NJ. Relatives and friends are... Read more →

AMERICAN HEROES: Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, Spc. Caryn E. Nouv died in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died July 27, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Killed were: Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, 30, of Stockbridge, Ga., and Spc. Caryn E. Nouv, 29, of Newport News, Va. Related articles AMERICAN HERO: Staff Sgt. Job M. Reigoux, 30, of Austin, Texas | cnbnews.net American Heroes: Four... Read more →

An Alert Citizen Helps Police Apprehend Two Suspects

Who Were In The Process Of Burglarizing A Home. On 7-26-2013 at approximately 2:30 P.M., the Gloucester Township Police Department received a call from an observant citizen, who indicated that two suspicious males had just exited the rear of a residence on Furman Drive in Glendora. The males then entered a red vehicle and began to drive away from the residence. The alert citizen followed them with his vehicle and gave continual updates to GTPD Communications, which enabled the dispatchers to provide the information to responding officers. Officers located the vehicle on Evesham Road and attempted to stop the vehicle;... Read more →

Camden man- 7 Yrs NJSP for role in 3 robberies

press release Kendall Rollines (DOB 10/2/90), of 556 Benson St., Camden NJ was sentenced today (7/26) to seven years in New Jersey state prison and ordered to pay $2,537 in restitution to a Paulsboro service station operator for his admitted participation with others in armed robberies of the Paulsboro station and two others in Woodbury and Deptford NJ in May 2011. Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson also sentenced Rollines to a concurrent four-year sentence for eluding police before his arrest immediately after the Valero service station holdup in Paulsboro. He pleaded guilty to all charges on 4/25 in a... Read more →

The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Schedule

Logo, ESPN Monday Night Football (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA PA--The Philadelphia Eagles open their 2013 regular season with a nationally televised Monday Night Football game against quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on September 9 at FedEx Field, the first of two nationally televised games in the opening three weeks of the Eagles’ season. The game is part of an ESPN doubleheader and kicks off at 7:10 p.m. It is just the second time in history that the Eagles have kicked off the regular season on Monday Night Football. Following the road opener, Philadelphia plays the San Diego... Read more →

Bill Simmons aka El Wingador Pleads Guilty, Facing a Seven Year Sentence

PRESS RELEASE WOODBURY NJ (July 29, 2013)--William T. Simmons (DOB 11/1/61), of Ivy Drive, Woodbury Heights NJ, pleaded guilty today to second-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute on June 15, 2012. In a plea agreement, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Alec Gutierrez will recommend that Simmons be sentenced to seven years in New Jersey state prison with no objection from the State if Simmons should apply for the New Jersey Department of Corrections Intensive Supervision Program that could shorten his sentence. In entering his plea, Simmons, 51, acknowledged he was in possession of more than one-half-ounce of cocaine and... Read more →

OPERATION SWARM: Prison Correction Officer Pleads Guilty

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a former correction officer at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton pleaded guilty today to smuggling a cell phone to a Bloods gang leader in the prison in 2008.Brian C. Teel, 45, of Hamilton (Mercer County), pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of official misconduct before Superior Court Judge Robert C. Billmeier in Mercer County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Teel be sentenced to five years in state prison. He must forfeit his state pension and will be permanently barred from public employment in New Jersey.... Read more →

LAWSUIT: Facebook Misappropriates People's Names, Photos and Identities

By DIONNE CORDELL-WHITNEY MINNEAPOLIS (CN) - Facebook misappropriates people's names, photos and identities to profit from deceptive "Sponsored Stories," which are neither sponsored nor stories, but paid advertisements, a man claims in court. Allan Mooney sued Facebook in Hennepin County Court, "for appropriating the name, photograph, likeness and identity of plaintiff to advertise products, services or brands for a commercial purpose without plaintiff's consent and without remuneration." The complaint continues: "Plaintiff complains of wrongful conduct by Facebook which arose from what Facebook calls 'Sponsored Stories.' The term 'Sponsored Stories' is deceptive; 'Sponsored Stories' are neither sponsored in the sense that... Read more →

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding of Route 130 in Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

photo credit CNBNEWS.NET GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--New Jersey Department of Transportation employees were still working on clearing the water and debris off of Route 130 north under the Route 42 underpass at 12 noon today (July 29, 2013). On Sunday seven inches of rain fell on Gloucester City in just three hours. The driver of the truck seen in distant had to abandon his vehicle Sunday because the water was too deep. The DOT has several pumps on the scene draining the water off of the highway. It is not known when the roadway will be opened to traffic. Related articles... Read more →

Guest Op-Ed: Getting ready for post-Trayvon riots: Preparation? Or Profiling

By Colin Flaherty Special for CNBNews.net It seemed like a reasonable question: The AP reporter wanted to know if pundits and police over-reacted to the Trayvon verdict when they prepared for large-scale violence and chaos. I was supposed to know because I wrote a best-selling book on mob violence. Colin Flaherty MSNBC news analyst Toure said anyone who anticipated violence was a racist, blah, blah, blah. The other panelists mournfully nodded their heads in agreement as they always do when Toure makes one of his pronouncements on pervasive and permanent racism. Which is pretty much all the time. This week,... Read more →

Gloucester City School Board Appoints New Basketball Coach; Some People Not Happy with the Selection Process | cnbnews

By Bill Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--(cnbnews.net)The Gloucester City Board of Education, at the July 23 meeting, named Liam James as the new coach for the boys’ high school basketball team for the upcoming season. James will replace Kevin Hagan. Salary for the position is approximately $5,000. According to our sources there were five other candidates who applied for the position: Adam Carpenter, Josh Cassidy, Robert Chew, Richard Maunz, and Chuck Thomson. The interview committee consisted of High School Principal Jack Don, Athletic Director Leon Harris, Facilities Director John Kenney and School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty. The 24-year-old James is a life-long... Read more →

Political Correctness Can Have ‘Ugly Consequences,’ says AMAC

Posted 07/25/2013 | AMAC In The Media, Press Releases 28 PC activists want to dictate ‘what is right and what is wrong.’ They tap our sense of fair play to justify their ends. - BOHEMIA, NY, July 26 – Police would be unable to provide eyewitness descriptions of perpetrators under a proposed New York City law that seeks to limit profiling of suspects. “It’s an overreach that would give criminals the edge and put innocent citizens at risk, all in the name of Political Correctness,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. The law would... Read more →

Tajikistan preparing for unlikely Sochi quest

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AFP) July 28, 2013 8:45:36 AM EDT Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/File Tajikistan's Andrey Drygin during the men's Super-G race of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 19, 2010. Tajikistan may be the poorest of the five former Soviet Republics known as the "Stans" but that does not stop the landlocked Central Asian country from dreaming big, even on the sporting front. Tajikistan may be the poorest of the five former Soviet Republics known as the "Stans" but that does not stop the landlocked Central Asian country from dreaming big, even on the sporting front. A country ravaged by poverty... Read more →

Morrestown Town Council Issued the Following Statement Regarding Death of Officer Berner

press release July 29, 2013 On Sunday, the Moorestown Town Council issued the following joint statement on the passing of Moorestown Police Officer Craig Berner: "We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Moorestown Police Officer Craig Berner. Ptlm. Berner lived his life giving back to others not only as a police officer, but as a former U.S. Marine. There are no words that can adequately express our gratitude for his service to Moorestown, or our sorrow for his loss. We pray that his family and friends are comforted by his memory at this extremely difficult... Read more →

OPINION: Transparently Opaque

Volume XVIII No. 30: July 26, 2013 (TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE)--We hear it all the time from policymakers. Trust us to do a better job for the taxpayer if we do it behind closed doors -- less histrionics, less playing to the camera, less political posturing, and less need to appeal to constituents and special interests. What a load of … Of course lawmakers – like anyone else – say and do different things in public than in private (exhibit A – Anthony Weiner), but that does not mean their official ruminations should not be public. Senate Finance Committee Chairman... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police K-9 Unit Apprehends Two Car Burglars

July 28, 2013 press release On July 25, 2013 at approximately 2:20 AM, an alert community member spotted four suspicious men dressed in dark clothing who appeared to be burglarizing a nearby car parked nearby. Officers were already in the immediate are conducting directed patrols for criminal activity, and quickly spotted the suspects. The suspects fled on foot from the officers through nearby yards. A perimeter was quickly established and a Gloucester Township Police K-9 Unit responded to the scene and began a track of the suspects. The Police K-9 tracked approximately 1 1/2 blocks away, and located two of... Read more →