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September 2013

Woodbury Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder Charge

press release September 30 WOODUBRY NJ--Acknowledging that he stabbed his then-girlfriend multiple times during an argument on 6/22/11, Jacob Rodriguez (DOB 11/9/76), a Woodbury resident then, pleaded guilty today (9/30) to attempted murder and two counts of endangering the victim’s two young children when he fled after the attack. “You were in a jealous rage. Is that correct?” defense attorney Bruce Warren asked Rodriguez, who replied affirmatively. . “I just stabbed her,” Rodriguez said as his sobbing victim watched in the courtroom. The 28-year-old West Deptford resident was accompanied by a member of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office victim-witness unit. “In that moment, your intent was to kill her?” Warren asked in laying out a factual basis for the guilty plea. Rodriguez said yes. Present in the victim’s West Deptford apartment were a two-year-old child he and the victim had together and a four year-old who was the victim’s child,... Read more →


Father Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Two-Month-Old Daughter

September 30 Francis J. Chrzanowski (DOB 11/5/89), of 2144 Stella St., Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today (9/30) to causing multiple injuries to his two-month-old daughter while he was at his mother’s Williamstown NJ home on 10/24/10. Chrzanowski entered the pleas to second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child before Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr., who will determine the defendant’s sentence on 11/15. Since Chrzanowski was scheduled for trial next week, he had passed the deadline for accepting a plea agreement and thus left his penalty to the court’s discretion. Questioned about what actions he took that established his guilt, Chrzanowski acknowleged he “got frustrated” and pulled his infant’s arms, dislocating them. He also conceded to defense attorney Richard O’Brien that he “purposely threw” the child onto a sofa, causing additional internal injuries. The child was hospitalized for 17 days after Chrzanowski’s mother sought medical treatment... Read more →


WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PINE HILL?

Fire Prevention Week, Come out & support the PHFD on Tuesday, October 1 from 7pm-9pm Fire Prevention Week is the first week in October. The Pine Hill Fire Department will be hosting the annual Fire Prevention Open House will be held at the Pine Hill Fire Department located at 1109 Erial road from 7pm - 9pm. Come out and support the PHFD and enjoy displays and vendors from throughout the community. Attached is the PHPD Traffic Advisory for road closures associated with the Fire Prevention activities. Maguire Park Dedication Ceremony Saturday October 5th 1:00pm The Maguire Park, located at the corner of Turnersville Road and Berlin Cross Keys Road will be dedicated in honor and remembrance of local first responders inlcuding Police, Fire and EMS. The completion of the park came as a result of the hard work and dedication of Dustin Kemmerle of Pine Hill. The project is part... Read more →


Mayor Nutter Will Attend West Catholic HS Leadership Event

West Catholic Preparatory High School will host The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, during a student leadership assembly. The mayor will address the student body on the topic of leadership and help hand out pins to West Catholic’s newly installed student leaders. Thursday, October 3, 2013 8:00 a.m. West Catholic Preparatory High School 4501 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19139 In addition, Bishop Michael Fitzgerald, Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Catholic Education, Mr. Casey Carter, Chief Executive Officer of the Faith in the Future Foundation and Dr. Carol Cary, Superintendent for Secondary Schools will also attend this student leadership event. Read more →


Archbishop Chaput Keynote Speaker at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

press release September 30 PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M Cap. will host the final installment of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Year of Faith Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. His presentation is titled Fire Upon the Earth: A Call to Conversion and a New Evangelization. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (Vianney Hall Auditorium) 100 East Wynnewood Road Wynnewood, PA 19096 (Montgomery County) Archbishop Chaput previously described the Year of Faith Lecture Series by saying, “Through these lectures, we hope to offer Philadelphia Catholics during the Year of Faith a deeper understanding of the true meaning of faith, its authentic content and its orientation towards the transformation of the world around us.” The Year of Faith is being celebrated throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as the Universal Church commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. It... Read more →


Christie Signs Legislation Allowing For Easier Access To Services For New Jersey Veterans

press release Trenton, NJ – Building on his record of support for New Jersey’s veterans and their families, Governor Chris Christie today signed legislation requiring the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), upon submission of satisfactory proof, to indicate a veteran status on a driver’s license or identification card. The legislation will allow for easier access to services and incentives for veterans by conveniently identifying them as a former member of the Armed Forces. It builds on the “County Identification Cards for Veterans Act” signed by Governor Christie in 2012 that empowered county officials to create identification cards for resident veterans. “Providing every possible support for New Jersey’s veterans and their families has been a priority of mine since taking office,” said Governor Christie. “Plain and simple, this legislation will make life easier and more convenient for veterans of all ages. With this single point of identification, veterans will now... Read more →


Speaker Boehner: The Senate Must Act

press release In this week’s Speaker Alert, we want to give you a brief state-of-play on efforts by Republicans in the House of Representatives to keep the federal government running and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible. “The House worked late into the night Saturday to prevent a government shutdown,” Speaker Boehner explained earlier. “And the Senate now must move quickly, today, to do the same.” The plan passed by the House and awaiting action by the Senate would… …keep the government running: As Speaker Boehner has said repeatedly, “the American people don’t want the government to shut down,” and Republicans are working to prevent it from happening; …delay the president’s health care law for one year: President Obama has already delayed health care mandates on big businesses, and has signed seven bills repealing or defunding other provisions of this train wreck. The House-passed bill... Read more →


CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Petition to Withdraw HHS Mandate/Deadline Today | cnbnews.net

September 30, 2013 Bill Donohue explains why the need for a petition: The Catholic community, led by the bishops, has voiced its objections to the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate on several occasions. The Obama administration has made "accommodations" and other revisions, but the fundamental problem remains: the HHS mandate adopts a definition of what constitutes a "religious employer" that is entirely too narrow; and the religious liberty abridgement entailed in this edict represents an unfair burden on Catholic non-profit organizations, and Catholic-owned private businesses. The amount of time and money spent trying to reconcile the HHS mandate with legitimate First Amendment concerns has been considerable, and without a satisfactory conclusion. Indeed, almost 70 lawsuits have been filed. The only sensible outcome is for the administration to withdraw the mandate altogether. The problems inherent in ObamaCare are serious. From delaying "out-of-pocket costs" to postponing the employer mandate, it is... Read more →


DRPA Supports National Effort to Put the Brakes on Motor Vehicle Fatalities

press release September 30 CAMDEN, N.J. – The Delaware River Port Authority once again will join a national effort to promote safe driving and keep roadways free of fatalities for one day: Thursday, Oct. 10. In support of “Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day,” the DRPA will program variable message signs at the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges with the reminder, “Oct. 10: Be Safe, Be Alert, Arrive Home Alive.” “The ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities’ campaign asks drivers to take particular care on one day to buckle up, avoid distractions, observe the speed limit and stay sober,” said DRPA Chief of Police John L. Stief. “We’re hoping one day’s effort becomes a 364-day habit.” Last year in New Jersey, 589 people died in motor vehicle crashes, down from 627 in 2011. The recent decline continues a longer term downward trend in motor vehicle fatalities.... Read more →


Obama Would Shut Down the Government, But Won’t Negotiate Obamacare Compromise

By Dan Weber President of AMAC He knows the law is flawed, so why doesn’t he ask for help in fixing it - WASHINGTON, Sep 27 – The president is ready to shut down the government rather than compromise on Obamacare, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. He’ll negotiate with Syria and Iran but he won’t sit down to hash out a suitable settlement with lawmakers who are doing what they were elected to do—implement the will of the people. Poll after poll shows that the American people do not want the Affordable Care Act [ACA] that was foisted on them by the Democratic Congress of 2010. Yet the president continues to threaten a shutdown of the government unless he can keep Obamacare just as it is. The Republican House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government as of October 1. It... Read more →


The 2014 Seeing Eye Puppy Calendar is Now Available to Order / cnbnews.net

Thanks to the generous support we received for The Seeing Eye Puppy Calendar Contest, we raised $11,960 during the contest to select the 12 puppy photos to represent each month! Every picture that was entered in the contest will be in the calendar but the top 12 photos will be the main photo for each month. Check out the top 12 calendar pictures on Flickr. Two ways to get 12 months of puppy love for just $12: Visit SeeingEye.org/Calendar to download the order form. Add $2 shipping per calendar. Prefer to pay online? Or planning to purchase another Seeing Eye product? You'll get cheaper shipping for combined items, or if you plan to order 9+ calendars, by ordering through The Seeing Eye Online Store. Calendars will be distributed by October 2013. Thank you for supporting The Seeing Eye! Read more →


Couple Celebrates their Wedding with a Garden Reception in Camden, NJ

press release Saturday, September 28th 2013, – Today, following a ceremony at the Brennan family home, Molly Brennan and Thomas Woltjen celebrated their union with a wedding reception at the Camden Children’s Garden. Molly and Thomas had their hearts set on a wedding reception at the Camden Children’s Garden after their 15+ year history with Camden City Garden Club programs. As children, they participated in the Grow Labs program in Merchantville, learning about horticulture and nutrition with hands-on garden experience in their classrooms. The Grow Labs program continues today, reaching approximately 250 children in Camden and has expanded to include school gardens that include an additional 1230 students. “We’ve known the family for over 30 years. We are so happy for the newlyweds and honored that they selected the Camden Children’s Garden to celebrate their special day,” shared Mike Devlin, Executive Director. ABOUT THE CAMDEN CITY GARDEN CLUB’S PROGRAMS The... Read more →


GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICERS

The Police Department is currently ACCEPTING resumes for full-time police officers. All applicants must meet these minimum requirements. Full PTC or SLEO II waiverable certification preferred. Please email resumes to: apps@gtpd.org or Drop them off at police headquarters located at: 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd. Galloway, NJ 08205 Resume Deadline: October 18, 2013 5:00PM PT Test Scheduled for: October 26, 2013 Time: TBA You must bring this MEDICAL RELEASE FORM completed with you prior to performing the PT Test. All information will be posted on the website on the Physical Fitness Test Description page. All applicants who successfully complete the physical fitness test will be contacted at a later date to continue the process. Please DO NOT call inquiring about your status. The hiring process is anticipated to be completed on or near January 2014. Information provided by GTPD.ORG Read more →


October Events - Veteran, Military, First Responder - Patriot Connections

10/05/2013 3rd Annual NJVVM Ride - Legion Riders & friends THE AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS OF NEW JERSEY 3nd ANNUAL NEW JERSEY VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL RIDE To support the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum (15th Anniversary) (Rain or Shine) Everyone Invited: $15 per person – Register Now at www.njvvmf.org MUSIC BY “THE LIFTERS”, SPECIAL GUEST JOE HUGHES, GUEST SPEAKER – PETER ZALESKI, LCDR USN (Retired) Merchandise and Food Vendors. Assembly/Departure Registration: 10:00 – 11:30am Riders Depart: 12:00 Noon. Riders Assemble/Register at one of the following locations: North Area: Garden State Parkway – Vauxhall Service Area, Milepost 142 Northbound South Area: Garden State Parkway – Forked River Service Area, Milepost 76 Center Median. Arrival 1:00 PM NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, Exit 116, GSP, Holmdel, NJ (No Alcohol Permitted/No ATM on site). MOTORCYCLE Participants: Police Escorted Ride/HELMETS & EZPASS REQUIRED. Click here for flyer 10/05/2013 – POKER RUN FOR... Read more →


Three Alarm Fire In Gloucester City NJ / FOX 29

CNBNews UPDATE/ 12:30pm photo credit cnbnews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Two homes in the 300 block of North Broadway were damaged by fire Monday morning. The fire started shortly before 8am inside 318 North Broadway and spread to the adjoining home at 316 North Broadway. According to Gloucester City Fire Chief Brian Hagan there was no one living in the home where the fire started. He said there were no injuries and the cause of the three-alarm fire remains under investigation. Earlier today we erroneously reported that the fire was located in the former Chase Carpet property, a block away from the properties shown in the photos. We apologize for the mistake. ~CNBNews.net BELOW: The fire started in the corner property at Broadway and Salem Street and quickly spread to the adjoining property at 316 North Broadway. GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. -SkyFOX is over the 300 Block of North Broadway. The fire is... Read more →


Offense just as much to blame as defense in Eagles loss to Broncos /NJ.com

Eliot Shorr-Parks/NJ.com September 29, 2013 at 8:28:12 PM EDT It was a shoot-out just like everyone expected. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Broncos did most of the shooting. "The key for us was to keep us in the game offensively," Chip Kelly said after the game. "We didn't do that." The Eagles offense put up just 20 points in their 52-20 loss to the DenverBroncos, with 13 of those points coming in the first three-quarters when the game was still semi-winnable. The defense struggled like everyone expected, but it was the offenses inability to score that played just as big of a role in the team's loss in Denver. "We gotta get our momentum back," Vick said. "We lost it." Sure, the offense put up good numbers- 450 total yards,166 yards of which were on the ground. They also didn't turn the ball over, something they had problems with last... Read more →


NFL Week 4: Quick Reactions to the Early Games

September 29,2013 Four weeks into the season the NFL has been split into the haves and have-nots. There were four undefeated teams—a couple of which that have looked absolutely terrifying. On the other end of the spectrum there were still five win-less teams heading into Week 4 of NFL football. And the question on everyone’s mind is, how is that even possible? After the end of the early games only one of those win-less teams managed to actually get off the schneid, and that was because they were playing another win-less team. Go figure! Here are some quick reactions to the early games this week. Seahawks (4-0) defeat Texans (2-2) 23-20: Seattle had no business winning this game. They were a three-point road favorite against a team many experts believe can represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. And that was the analysis before the game even started. The Seahawks... Read more →


Andrews Announces $1.4 Million DOJ Grant to Reduce Violent Crime in Camden

Haddon Heights N.J. – Monday, Congressman Andrews announced that a $1,400,000 federal grant has been awarded to the City of Camden to reduce youth violence and gang crime. Congressman Andrews strongly advocated in favor of the funding to maximize resources that combat the persistent problem of crime in Camden. According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Camden's overall crime rate is five times the national average, and murder rate is more than 12 times the national average. This competitive grant, that is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community-Based Violence Prevention program, aims to prevent violence crimes through a combination of prevention, intervention, enforcement and reentry programs focused on youths. "Violence is epidemic and these strategies have helped to reduce shootings, stabbings and beatings in cities across our nation," said Congressman Andrews. "Investing in community outreach efforts that target gang-related crimes will not only help keep the... Read more →


The Best Obamacare Video You'll Ever Watch Ever

Remy Munasifi from the libertarian website Reason has an incredibly hilarious video entry for a $30,000 Obamacare video contest. You just have to see it. Unless you’re a Redskins fan. Or a Miley Cyrus fan. Actually just watch it already. Read more →


Donnelly Announces 34 Towns To Share In 4th Round of Municipal Park Funds

press release September 27,2013 Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly announced today the fourth round of local grants under the Municipal Park Development Assistance Program, awarding a total $4.7 million to 34 towns. “Our goal is to make it possible for towns to achieve their local recreational objectives during a time when they must address other priorities due to budgeting constraints,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “This year’s grant program is another important step in achieving that goal.” Donnelly said that all of the towns that have applied for grant dollars since the inception of the program have received funding. In the first 3 rounds, the County awarded $15 million in grants to towns. The fourth round will bring that total to almost $20 million. “Every taxpayer in every town pays into the dedicated open space fund, but in the past, not every town has benefitted directly from these dollars,”... Read more →


“DO AC SMOKIN’ HOT BBQ COMPETITION” BRINGS THE HEAT OCTOBER 5 & 6

press release September 27, 2013 World Class BBQ from the Country’s Best Pitmasters Along with the East Coast’s Largest Rodeo Mosey Into Atlantic City for a BBQ & Broncos Weekend ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 30, 2013) – Over 80 famous pitmasters and cook teams from across the U.S. will gather in Atlantic City for the DO AC Smokin’ Hot BBQ Competition to grill and smoke their tastiest meats for the chance to win $50,000 in prize money – the largest cash prize for a BBQ competition on the East Coast. The Grand Champion takes home the top prize of $10,000. The competition takes place Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6, from 12 noon to 7pm each day in a parking lot at Pacific and Delaware Avenues near Showboat Casino Hotel. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12. Admission is also free with an Atlantic City... Read more →


Is The Pope Progressive? /NEWSWORKS

September 23, 2013 Pope Francis poses for a photo after a meeting with youths in downtown Cagliari, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Francis denounced what he called big business's idolatry of money over man as he traveled Sunday to one of Italy's poorest regions to offer hope to the unemployed and entrepreneurs struggling to hang on. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) By Meg Frankowski It was at a small, now closed, Catholic school in Northeast Philadelphia where Morning Edition Production Assistant and reporter Meg Frankowski realized she wanted to be a journalist. She's kept up the questioning and the curiosity over the years and got her start with the WHYY NewsWorks team as an intern in 2011. Since then, she has worked at the station as a production assistant for the 2012 presidential election show and as a research assistant for StateImpact Pennsylvania. She has led efforts to create the NewsWorks Street... Read more →


Suspects Arrested Carrying Loaded Handgun, Illegal Drugs and Brass Knuckles | cnbnews.net

press release September 27,2013 (Camden, NJ) – Officers on directed patrol in Waterfront South Thursday night arrested three suspects, including one in possession of a loaded handgun and another in possession of drugs and illegal brass knuckles. Officers Troy Redd, Allen Williams and Scott Breland were patrolling on the 400 block of Viola Street at 10:09 p.m. and approached a group of five men, one of whom was openly drinking alcohol. Suspect Felix Martinez, 30, of Camden, turned away from officers, placed something in his waistband and walked away. Officers engaged Martinez and found him to be in possession of a stolen 9 mm Springfield Armory handgun loaded with 10 rounds. Suspect John Valerio, 20, of Camden, was found to be in possession of brass knuckles and two jars of marijuana. Martinez was charged with Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Receiving Stolen... Read more →


Latest News from the Borough of Palmyra

New 32-gallon and 64-gallon trash carts have arrived! Distribution scheduled to begin Friday, October 4th. If you previously ordered one you’re on the list! Senior citizens, disabled veterans and residents of the Riverfront are eligible for the new smaller 32-gallon carts. To order please call (856) 829-8215. REMINDER: Please observe our new trash collection policy designed to keep our community clean & beautiful! Please do not place your trash cart at the curb prior to 5:00 PM on Thursday; trash carts must be removed from the curb by 9:00 AM on Saturday. All trash must be placed in Borough-provided trash carts. Additional carts can be purchased by calling (856) 829-8215. The cost for a 95-gallon cart is $95, a 64-gallon cart is $64, and a 32-gallon cart is $32. Additional carts are available October 4, 2013. Single-family homes are permitted 2 containers maximum; Multi-family dwellings are permitted 1 container per... Read more →


Washington Police K-9 Stabbed by Suspect

By Steve Hunter The Kent Reporter KENT, Wash. — A man stabbed and injured a Kent Police dog during an assistance response to a Des Moines Police assault case. A K-9 officer and his German shepherd partner Kato were requested to respond to Des Moines to assist in attempting to locate an assault suspect at about 6:41 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Kent Police media release. During the course of the tracking, Kato located the suspect. As Kato attempted to assist with taking the man into custody, he unexpectedly stabbed K-9 Kato in the shoulder with a pocket knife. K-9 Kato recovering after returning home from the vet Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Kent Police) Officers were able to get the man in custody, and immediate attention was given to Kato. Kato was transported to a veterinary clinic where he underwent surgery before being released Wednesday. "He is doing well," said Kent... Read more →


Penns Grove too Strong for Gloucester Catholic, Final 36-0 / MaxPreps

September 28,2013 GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. - Penns Grove (Carneys Point, N.J.) put an additional eight points on the board on top of its 28-point lead going into the fourth quarter to beat out Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester City, N.J.) 36-0. The score was knotted at zero heading into the half. The Red Devils took the lead for good on a Dahkim Sealstouchdown run in the third quarter. Penns Grove scored 28 points in the third quarter on the way to a win. PG rushed for four touchdowns on the ground during the quarter, including two by Seals. Gloucester Catholic (1-2) will play a non-conference game against Pitman next week, while Penns Grove (2-0) will take on Salem also in a non-conference game. This story is based on information MaxPreps obtained from Qwixcore reports. Qwixcore, MaxPreps new live-scoring tool, allows fans to serve other fans by reporting live scores of games from... Read more →


TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE: Shutdown Showdown

Volume XVIII No. 39: September 27, 2013 Like two gunfighters at the OK corral, House Republicans and Senate Democrats are in the final stages of the shootout over the government shutdown. And taxpayers and the economy are caught in the crossfire. The fiscal year ends midnight on Monday, and absent new funding legislation the government will shutdown starting Tuesday. Last week, the House passed their continuing resolution to fund government through December 15, while also defunding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The Senate countered today, amending the legislation to fund government through November 15. Not surprisingly the Senate did not defund Obamacare. The ball is back in the House’s court. And while House leadership has indicated they aren’t going to just swallow the Senate bill, it’s pretty obvious Speaker Boehner doesn’t know which way to go: what’s in, what’s out, funding levels, length of time, defunding or delaying Obamacare.... Read more →


Why My Son Ryan Ferguson Should Be Granted A New Trial / cnbnews.net

By Bill Ferguson / Oswego, Illinois My son Ryan Ferguson was convicted in 2005 for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. Ryan was convicted solely on the testimony of two witnesses. Both of those witnesses have since given written affidavits that their testimonies during the original trial were false. That leaves zero evidence against my son. No witnesses, no physical evidence, no DNA, no motive, in fact nothing tying him to the crime. Yet my son is currently serving a 40-year sentence for a crime he had no part in. The fact is Ryan should never have been convicted in the first place, because the main witness in his case was never credible. The jury simply believed Chuck Erickson’s story. Ryan and Chuck were Rock Bridge High School juniors who snuck into a bar on Halloween night 2001 and left sometime around 1:15 a.m. Ryan... Read more →


3 Yrs NJSP in woman’s Newfield burglary

press release September 27, 2013 Honesty Keener (DOB 2/27/76), formerly of Hazel Ave., Newfield NJ, was sentenced today (9/27) to three years in New Jersey state prison after her conviction for breaking into a neighbor’s home 4/28/11 and threatening to rub open sores she claimed were contagious on the neighbor’s adult daughter unless she received money. Sentencing Keener on third-degree burglary, harassment and attempted theft jury verdicts returned 8/22/13, Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall also cited her record of seven prior indictable convictions since 1998, including four for prostitution, and 14 disorderly persons offenses. Defense attorney Ron Appleby sought leniency for Keener, saying she had struggled with drugs that “took a toll on her” and that she had several children. Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton noted that Keener did not have custody of her children and asked for a maximum five year sentence based on a record that... Read more →


What to watch in Week 4: Eagles / FOX SPORTS

McCoy is having a banner season but could be a victim of overuse. Joel Beall The FOX NFL Game of the Week features thePhiladelphia Eaglesflocking to the Rocky Mountains to take on theDenver Broncos. Highlighting two high-octane offenses, let’s get the lowdown on each team’s subplots heading into this Mile High matchup: Click here for thecorresponding report on the Denver Broncos. Five Things to Watch: Philadelphia Eages Can the Eagles front seven cause inflict chaos? The Philadelphia defense has quite the undertaking, one that’s been futile for Denver opponents in 2013: stop the vaunted Broncos aerial blitzkrieg. Given Peyton Manning’s triumph this fall, perhaps “impede” is a more reasonable aspiration. It’s also an attainable goal. The bloated figures (486.7 total yards, 42.3 points – both league-bests) and the Manning hysteria have manufactured an infallible perspective on the Denver offense. Nevertheless, the Broncos do have noticeable chinks in the armor. All-Pros... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA: 2013 Whiskey Festival

Join Philadelphia magazine and Fine Wine & Good Spirits for the 2013 Philadelphia Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. October 24, 2013 VIP | 5:00PM GA | 6:30PM Lincoln Financial Field Guests will be able to: Try a wide collection of spirits (over 270!) from around the world including: whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, tequila & more Talk one-on-one with industry leaders and master distillers Sample gourmet foods from some of Philly's best local restaurants Buy favorite spirits from the on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store Read more →


Latest News from Gloucester Catholic High School

press release September 26, 2013 Class of 1963 to Hold 50th Anniversary Reunion on October 4, 2013 MOUNT LAUREL -- The Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1963 will be holding its 50th year reunion on Friday, October 4th 2013, 6 to 11 p.m., at The Doubletree Hotel in Mount Laurel, NJ. If you have not been contacted or need information on cost, time and location, please contact Michael Underwood at (856) 429-9123 or E-mail at GCHS1963@comcast.net. Gloucester Catholic to Host “Fun Night” for Prospective Students on October 11 Gloucester Catholic will host a “Fun Night for Prospective Students” on Friday evening, October 11, 7:30-9:30 pm. GC faculty, students and staff will be on hand for a night of dancing, games and old fashioned Ram Pride. Area sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are welcome to attend. There is no charge…… bring a friend!! For more information, contact kcoghlan@gchsrams.org. Register... Read more →


Rutgers Senior J.J. Moore Granted NCAA Waiver

English: The logo is from the http://identity.rutgers.edu/identity_manual.pdf website.Rutgers University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 26, 2013) – The NCAA has granted a legislative relief waiver for Rutgers University senior forward Johnathan (J.J.) Moore (Brentwood, N.Y.) to be able to compete immediately in 2013-14. “I would like to thank the NCAA for their decision regarding my waiver,” said Moore. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to play my senior season here at Rutgers. This decision is a blessing for me and my family.” “We are grateful to the NCAA and our office of compliance for their hard work in providing J.J. this opportunity,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “From the moment J.J. stepped on campus, he brought leadership and experience to our program. I greatly admire his competitive spirit.” -RU- Read more →


Join AFP for a Special Anti-ObamaCareCall Center Day, Tuesday

Let's Expose Trenton's ObamaCare-Supporting Legislators! Did you see President Obama's appalling remarks about defunding ObamaCare last weekend? President Obama and his acolytes continue to demagogue the health care issue and evade the devastating consequences their health care takeover is having on the American people. The fact of the matter is ObamaCare's effect on working Americans has been nothing short of disastrous. Tens of thousands of Americans are beingforced to part-time work as employers seek to avoid ObamaCare's punitive taxes and penalties for not offering insurance to full-time workers. Companies like Walgreen's and The Home Depot are dropping coverage for part-time workers. And companies like UPS will no longer extend benefits to employees' spouses , kicking 15,000 more Americans to the exchanges. Not only will ObamaCare mean thousands of Americans won't be able to keep their plan as the President promised, but over the next ten years the average American family... Read more →


Catholic Charities' Ready Vet Go' meets needs of low income Vets

press release In his Camden apartment, 76-year-old Antonio Correa waits for his wife and daughters.Maria Elena Hernandez, his wife, and his daughters Orlehenyz and Mary Quermi are living in Panama until the day enough money can be raised for one-way plane tickets, and the family can be reunited in Camden. An Army veteran who was once homeless, Correa is a client of the Ready, Vet, Go program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden. The program, with focuses on housing needs, is funded through a $744,740 grant Catholic Charities received from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to conduct a one-year program to address the needs of low-income veterans in six counties of South Jersey. To be eligibile for the program, an individual must be a veteran who is the head of a household, or spouse of a head of the household; served in one of the U.S. branches of the... Read more →


Atlantic 10 Releases 2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule

September 26, 2013 2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule PHILADELPHIA - The Atlantic 10 Conference has announced the complete schedule for the 2013-14 women's basketball season. La Salle will play a 16-game league slate beginning on January 2. The Explorers will face four opponents twice in a home-and-away series, including city rival Saint Joseph's, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, and league newcomer George Mason. The Explorers and Hawks will face each other on national television on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. when CBS Sports Network broadcasts from Tom Gola Arena. The squad will also host Dayton, Massachusetts, Richmond and VCU at Gola Arena, while traveling to Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington and Saint Louis. The Atlantic 10 schedule features contests against two 2013 NCAA participants - Dayton and reigning league champion St. Joe's. Three 2013 WNIT participants are also on the league slate, including Duquesne, Fordham, and Richmond. The squad opens up the... Read more →


Fall Trout Stocking Moved Up One Week and Begins Tuesday

English: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Source: WO-ART-53-CDKnepp1 Downloaded from: http://images.fws.gov/default.cfm?fuseaction=records.display&CFID=5693962&CFTOKEN=49444300&id=222E087C%2D0B40%2D4C1C%2D8A6202F85D2BC7B3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release The NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife has moved up its Fall Trout Stocking Program by one week. The fall stocking will now begin Tuesday, Oct. 1 and conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The stocking schedule has been revised to help staff take steps to address a disease that has affected a small portion of fish at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County. With cooler temperatures providing optimal conditions for trout fishing, the Division is looking forward to another excellent fall season. Nearly 20,000 two-year old brook and rainbow trout averaging 14 to 16 inches and weighing 1½ to 2 pounds will be distributed in 17 streams and 15 lakes and ponds statewide. The fish being released have been tested and found free of the disease, furunculosis, which impacted the lower raceway portion of... Read more →


THE NEW PENN'S LANDING

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Master Plan for the Central Delaware River waterfront proposed a new vision for Penn’s Landing: a spacious green park, sloping gently towards the river, connecting Chestnut and Walnut Streets from Front Street, over I-95, and across Columbus Blvd. DRWC is now moving the conceptual plan to the next phase! The design team, led by Hargreaves Associates, is creating a plan for the site that incorporates landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, programming, development, and cost estimates. Join us for a presentation and discussion about the next phase of this exciting project! DIRECTIONS: Take the MFL to the Spring Garden stop. Walk two blocks east to Delaware Avenue. The entrance to the venue is just south of the Delaware Ave/Spring Garden intersection. The Route 25 Bus stops at Front Street and Spring Garden. Free on-site parking is also available. Have questions about Penn's Landing Public Meeting?Contact Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Read more →


Mosaic Society of Philadelphia Kicks Off Juried Exhibit October 11

The recently formed Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (MSoP) kicks off its juried exhibit, Parts of a Whole, in the Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley on Friday, October 11 with an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. Thirty-eight pieces by a group of diverse and talented mosaic artists are featured in the show. At the reception, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists and take part in creating a community mosaic mural. The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, 88 members strong, hosts mosaic workshops, demonstrations, field trips and community discussion. Parts of a WHOLE A Juried Exhibit by the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia October 11 through December 6, 2013 The Henry Gallery Located in the Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. Read more →


Rowan over Montclair 7-0, Marcelin ran the ball 18 times for 148 yards

Press release September 27,2013 GLASSBORO, NJ – A 64-yard touchdown run on the third play from scrimmage by running back Withler Marcelin (so. Ocean Twp., NJ/Ocean Twp.) was the only scoring in Rowan University's 7-0 win over Montclair State University. Tonight was the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) opener for both teams. The win gave head coach Jay Accorsi 89 for his career, making him the all-time wins leader at Rowan. He passed K.C. Keeler who had accumulated 88 wins in nine seasons. Accorsi is in his 12th season as head coach. The Profs are now 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the NJAC, while the Red Hawks have a record of 1-3, 0-1 in NJAC play. Marcelin ran the ball 18 times for 148 yards and the touchdown. Quarterback Paul Hamersma (so. Tenafly, NJ/Tenafly) was 8 for 28 for 100 yards. Wide Receiver Ed Eisenhart (jr. Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Reg.)... Read more →


AMERICAN HERO: Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore, Jr., 31, of Milton, Pa

DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore, Jr., 31, of Milton, Pa., died Sept. 26, in Paktya Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Related articles AMERICAN HERO: Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, of New Fairfield, Conn./cnbnews.net AMERICAN HEROES: Three Soldiers Died Sept. 21 in Afghanistan War, One From New Jersey FALLEN HEROES - Staff Sgt. Randall R. Lane, 43 AMERICAN HERO: Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, 28, of Villa Rica, Ga. FALLEN HEROES - Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24 Read more →


Clementon NJ man pleads to sex with girl, age 14

Hector M. Cruz (DOB 10/5/89), of Gibbsboro Rd, Clementon pleaded guilty today (9/27) to sexual assault against the 14 year-old daughter of a former Glassboro girlfriend in July 2012. “I had sex with her,” Cruz said when questioned by his attorney before Superior Court Judge Kevin Smith. “I didn’t know her age.” However, Cruz acknowledged to Judge Smith that he didn’t dispute the girl was 14 at the time. Specifically, Cruz said the act was vaginal intercourse. Under terms of a plea agreement, Senior Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Audrey Curwin will recommend Cruz be sentenced to six years in New Jersey state prison on the second-degree crime. A sentencing date was deferred until after Cruz is evaluated at the New Jersey Adult Diagnostic Center, a facility for sex offenders in Avenel NJ. He has been in jail since 7/24/12 in default of $100,000 bail. Read more →


Friday's Update on Progress at Dietz and Watson Cleanup Site

press release September 27, 2013 By FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR JOE DONNELLY Today was another day of major progress at the Dietz & Watson cleanup site in Delanco. With all 35 million pounds of product removed and disposed of, crews were able to concentrate on demolition efforts. This afternoon the super structure, including the rear interior walls and roof, that had been surrounding the odor producing material was collapsed to be hauled off site. Further odor relief measures were undertaken today as well. The now clear slab that had been beneath the odor producing materials was dried out, eliminating existing residue from the now disposed of product. In addition, increased soil remediation efforts were taken along with the continued mixing of compost into the land on site. For its part, BioTriad continued their aggressive odor neutralization process and prepared to move ahead with increased measures early next week. These combined efforts have... Read more →


NFL Kelly, Eagles wobble into Denver | FOX SPORTS

Updated Sep 27, 2013 12:17 PM ET Something is wrong with this picture. We’re one month into the season andChip Kelly has yet to be named NFL Coach of the Year. Wasn’t he supposed to have revolutionized the game by now? In a sensible world, no. We would have given the Eagles’ coach until at least mid-November. But after Philadelphia's opening win over the Redskins, Kelly was supposed to have already picked up the Nobel Prize for Offense. It’s all been a bit too much too soon for the man who was supposed to be a combination of Vince Lombardi, Steve Jobs and Sir Isaac Newton. Now here comes Peyton Manning on Sunday in FOX Sports' Game of the Week from Denver and a sobering prospect for everyone who unabashedly bought into the revolution. Could Kelly be another gimmicky college coach? Or even worse, Steve Spurrier without the swagger? We... Read more →


Poll: What is your reaction to N.J. judge legalizing gay marriage?

Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger September 27, 2013 3:30:00 PM EDT TRENTON — Do you agree with a state judge's ruling today legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey? Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson granted an emergency request by six same-sex couples and ordered state officials to begin performing gay marriages on Oct. 21. Jacobson said same-sex couples would be denied federal benefits if New Jersey kept allowing only civil unions. The state is expected to appeal the decision. Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, last year vetoed a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in New Jersey. Gay rights advocates and state legislators have been working on gathering enough votes to override the veto. What was your reaction to the ruling? Vote in the poll above. RELATED COVERAGE • Judge legalizes same-sex marriage in New Jersey; Christie vows to appeal • Twitter users react to N.J.'s same-sex marriage ruling • More Politics... Read more →


Haddon Township Block Party

will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28th! Crystal Lake Ave. & W. Park Blvd. Saturday, September 28th, 2013 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Rain Date is Sunday, September 29th! Featuring... Amusement Rides for all Ages Car Show Beer Garden Arts & Crafts Food Court featuring local Haddon Twp. Restaurants Performances by Local Bands! Ride bracelets on sale now! Pre-Sale---$7.00 ($10.00 the day of the event) Ride bracelets can be purchased at the Municipal Building, Silver Spoon, Primo, espressit, Severino's Pasta Co., Westmont Party & Bark Tees! Booth Applications are now available! Please contact, Kate Burns atkburns@haddontwp.com. For more information, please visit www.haddontwp.com Related articles The Colonial "Norcross" Alliance Part I, Staring Mayor Jimmy Maley, Mayor Jeffrey Kasko and Mayor Eddie Forte 83-Year-Old Haddon Township Woman Attacked in Her Home Timothy Polijczuk of Mount Ephraim Pleads Guilty to Haddon Township Hit-and-Run /cnbnews.net CNBNEWS South Jersey Business Scene: Two New Stores Open... Read more →


FBI ALERT | New Internet Crime Initiative Combines Resources, Expertise | cnbnews.net

09/24/13 A pilot program targeting Internet crime—focused on establishing a model for sharing information and coordinating investigations—was recently launched by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the state of Utah. “The Utah pilot is the first step in our efforts to fix a gap that the FBI and our state and local law enforcement partners have recognized exists in the investigation and prosecution of Internet fraud,” said Richard McFeely, executive assistant director of the Bureau’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. “Because not all Internet fraud schemes rise to the level necessary to prosecute them in federal court, we are enhancing how we package the investigative leads we receive at IC3 and disseminating those packages directly to state and local agencies.” Based on the initial results of the Utah pilot, he said, the FBI plans to expand it to other states. What is IC3? Now in its 14th... Read more →


Two Plead Guilty for Attempting to Steal Money Through So-Called “Black Money Scam”

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that two men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a so-called “Black Money Scam” in which the defendants attempted to steal money from someone that they believed to be an unsuspecting victim by falsely promising an amount of money several times the amount of money that the victim fronted to the defendants.Nyondah L. Blay, a.k.a. John Blay, 38, of Trenton, and Carl Jenkins, 36, of Philadelphia, Pa., each pleaded guilty yesterday (Sept. 23) to third-degree attempted theft by deception before Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel in Camden County. The defendants were charged in a May 21, 2013 indictment. Judge Kassel scheduled sentencing for Nov. 1. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that each defendant be sentenced to 364 days in county jail. In pleading guilty, the defendants admitted that between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2013, they... Read more →


Guilty Pleas Show High Cost of Price-Fixing in Auto Industry

FBI Criminal Investigative Division Assistant Director Ronald Hosko discusses charges against nine auto parts makers during a press conference in Washington, D.C. Joining Hosko is Deputy Assistant Attorney General Scott Hammond of DOJ's Antitrust Division. Sticker Shock Guilty Pleas Show High Cost of Price-Fixing in Auto Industry 09/26/13 Price-fixing conspiracies by auto parts manufacturers may have inflated the cost of your new car. In announcing guilty pleas by nine Japan-based auto parts makers and two executives, the Justice Department today laid out details of brazen collusion schemes to rig the prices of more than 30 kinds of car parts—like seat belts, radiators, and windshield wipers—sold to U.S. car makers. The conspiracies—some lasting a decade or more—affected more than $5 billion in automotive parts and more than 25 million cars purchased by U.S. consumers. “The scheme directly impacted your bank account,” said FBI Criminal Investigative Division Assistant Director Ronald Hosko at... Read more →


Bishop Dennis Sullivan Visits Gloucester Catholic High School | cnbnews.net

press release GLOUCESTER CITY -- Bishop Dennis Sullivan served as the main celebrant during the Mass of the Holy Spirit launching the 2013-2014 school year at Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School on Monday, September 23, 2013. The Bishop celebrated mass before approximately 650 students as well parents, faculty and staff. Following the mass, Gloucester Catholic held its annual installation of Student Council officers. Bishop Dennis Sullivan addresses the student body at Gloucester Catholic on Monday, September 23, 2013. Head of School John Colman (right) welcomes Bishop Dennis Sullivan to Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School on Monday, September 23, 2013. Related articles Gloucester Catholic Welcomes New Director of Catholic Identity CATHOLIC STAR HERALD: Seeing the High School as a Parish/ cnbnews.net Tips and Snippets: New Gloucester Catholic Principal, Coach Appeared in Four World Series Gloucester Catholic Announces College Commitments for Athletics | cnbnews.net Read more →