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September 2013

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,... 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... 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... 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,... Read more →


STONEMOR TO MANAGE 13 CATHOLIC CEMETERIES

press release September 26, 2013 This announcement details the latest in a series of actions taken by the Archdiocese to rebuild a firm fiscal foundation; Archdiocese to retain ownership of cemeteries, which will continue their mission with no perceptible change. Contextual Background PHILADELPHIA PA--This July, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia published audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. The financial statements disclosed a $39.2 million operating deficit for that period as well as several very significant and ongoing balance sheet liabilities that measure in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Since his arrival in Philadelphia nearly two... Read more →


TWO ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS NAMED NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS

press release Saint Andrew (Bucks County) and Saint Patrick (Chester County) Parish Elementary Schools selected as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Saint Andrew (Bucks County) and Saint Patrick (Chester County) Parish Elementary Schools were selected as part of the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools during an announcement made by United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, live on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 via the United States Department of Education’s (USDOE) USTREAM channel. Saint Andrew and Saint Patrick were two of only 286 schools nationally, 15 schools statewide and the only Catholic schools in Pennsylvania selected this year. Saint... Read more →


Burlington County Parks Offer Activities & Adventure in the Fall

Tons of Fun for the Whole Family Burlington County parks come alive in the fall and play host to popular outdoor events, such as the Fall Foliage Float, and Scarecrows on Display, Haunted Prison, and indoor events at the Prison Museum, Warden’s House, Smithville Mansion, Workers' House Gallery and Underground Railroad Museum. “Autumn is the ideal time to explore the parks and view the breathtaking colors that are ready to explode with nature walks and canoe trips led by park rangers, fly-fishing classes, bird watching and amphibian exploration,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “Residents can also lend us... Read more →


Drug Raid Yields Quantity of Heroin, Three Handguns, & Child Endangerment

Gloucester Township Police Media Advisory September 26, 2013 The Gloucester Township Police Department Special Investigations Unit recently concluded a thorough investigation into the sale of Narcotics in Gloucester Township. This is a continued effort in addressing the national problem of drug abuse, more specifically heroin and prescription pills. Heroin is a highly addictive drug where addiction use has long been associated with crime because many addicted people turn to theft, prostitution, and various other criminal activities to obtain money to buy the drug. The Gloucester Township Police Department has implemented a number of initiatives and programs to combat this 2013... Read more →


Two Camden County Libraries Giving Free Books to Kids in Camden

Over 1,000 Books provided by First Book, 6abc/WPVI and NJ Library Association VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 25, 2013 – The Camden County Library System is giving over one thousand free books to children and teens in Camden at two of its branches in the city. The books are being provided courtesy of the national First Book program, 6abcand the New Jersey Library Association. The free books are being given to children and teens during the following program events scheduled for the Ferry Avenue and Rutgers Downtown Branch libraries. Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch, 852 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104... Read more →


SOUND OFF: That Criminal Element is Already Living in Gloucester City! /cnbnews.net

I had to smile when I read the Gloucester City News artilce on the front page. "Gloucester City Planning Board nixes bail bond office." Mr. Jeffrey Baron, [office in Voorhees NJ] representing the city business association stated the presence of a bail bonds office would bring a criminal element along with their families into the city. I would like to inform Mr. Baron that the criminal element and their families, live, breath and rent in our fair city. The criminal element and their family visit all the lawyers in Gloucester City. The criminal element and families are at city hall... Read more →


Camden County Upcoming Events and Programs

UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS: Countywide Flu Shot Program Begins TOMORROW at Senior Health Fair The Freeholder Board has scheduled 16 site locations for the 2013 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program. As is the tradition, the program begins at the annual Senior Health Fair, which this year takes place on Thursday, September 26 in Cooper River Park, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. In addition to seasonal flu shots, the Senior Health Fair will feature dozens of health information tables, games and prizes for all senior citizens who attend the annual Senior Fair, now in its 19th year. The flu shots are provided... Read more →


Virtua Voorhees Hospital Mobile Classroom Event Successful /cnbnews.net

press release News Brief: As part of an ongoing commitment to delivering the best possible patient care and improving the patient experience, Virtua Voorhees Hospital hosted a mobile classroom on acute surgical pain management on September 24. The On the Road with ON-Q: Post-Operative Pain Education Bus Tour is a mobile classroom, traveling to 36 hospitals across the United States. The tour is designed to educate clinicians, administrators and healthcare professionals about the importance of reducing systemic narcotic usage for surgical pain control. The event, brought to Voorhees by I-Flow, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company, was staffed by instructors from... Read more →


SOUTH JERSEY BUSINESS SCENE: Reviva Labs of Haddonfield Honored

For: Immediate Release: U.S. Congress Honors: Joe Ball, (R), president of American Advertising Services, 29 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwyd, presents the official commendation marking the 40th anniversary of Reviva Labs, a client of American's for about 35 years. Accepting is Stephen Strassler, (L), president of Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, N.J. Reviva was honored for community service and being an innovator in producing skin care aids. RELATED CATEGORY South Jersey Business Scene Read more →


Michael C. Foyle, of Runnemede, Owner of DreamPros Restoration and Construction Co.

(March 2, 1975 - September 24, 2013) Michael C. Foyle, suddenly, on September 24, 2013, of Runnemede, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 38. Beloved son of Dawn Catroppa and her husband Vincent and the late Michael Foyle. Loving fiancé of Danielle Verano. Devoted father of Annabella, Michayla and Michael C. Foyle, Jr. and step-father of Jarred Bennett. Dear brother of Genavieve Foyle, William McGinness (Melissa), Brian McGinness (Flower) and Eva McGinness (Jason Amendolia). Nephew of John and Chris Foyle and many other aunts and uncles. Step-brother of Vince and Lori Catroppa. Also survived by his step-father William McGinness, Sr., many nieces,... Read more →


INCREASED WEEKEND TRAFFIC EXPECTED AT BAY BRIDGE

Maryland Transportation Authority (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Motorists Advised to Travel Off-Peak, Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions Due to the NASCAR races in Dover, De., and Wine Fest in Ocean City, Md., motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The MDTA will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, implement two-way operations (when one lane of eastbound traffic travels on the westbound span) on the westbound span to help alleviate potential eastbound delays. For motorists' safety, two-way will NOT be implemented in inclement weather. The MDTA encourages motorists to... Read more →


STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARREST OF REVEREND ROBERT L. BRENNAN

press release September 26, 2013 PHILADELPHIA PA--The Philadelphia Archdiocese released the following statement today regarding the arrest of Father Robert L. Brennan. Father Robert L. Brennan was removed from active ministry in September 2005 following the Grand Jury report issued by the Philadelphia District Attorney. He has not been permitted to function as a priest anywhere since that time. A canonical process aimed at his laicization is in progress with the Holy See. His current arrest stems from an allegation of sexual abuse involving a minor reported to the Archdiocese in January 2013. The alleged wrongful conduct occurred between 12... Read more →


Obituary: Calogera "Carrie" Ackerle of Mt. Ephraim

(February 20, 1928 - September 25, 2013) Calogera “Carrie” C. Ackerle (nee Santoro), on September 25, 2013 of Mt. Ephraim, formerly of Camden. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late George Ackerle. Devoted mother of George P. Ackerle (Jamie). Loving grandmom of Annabelle and Penelope. Dear sister of Natalina Shuler and the late Gaetano Santoro. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Carrie was the owner of Ackerle’s Pastry Shop on Broadway in Camden for 45 years. There will be visitation Monday morning from 10 to 11:30am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service Monday morning 11:30am. Inurnment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry... Read more →


OCEAN CITY HOSTS THREE HUMANITARIAN EVENTS THIS WEEK

press release September 25, 2013 Ocean City is known for its support of charitable and humanitarian events. Last year over $30 million was raised by organizations that held events here. These ranged from the Heart Assn. to charities assisting our armed service personnel. This week Ocean City will host three events: The MS Bike Tour, The Walk for the Wounded and The Run for the Fallen: (Sept. 27) The NJ Run for the Fallen honors service members who fought and died in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Relay teams will run from Cape May Light... Read more →


Your Money: Rail Freight Assistance Program Grants Total $13 Million

press release September 25, 2013 (Trenton) – The Christie Administration today announced 12 grants totaling $12,991,114 through the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Year 2013 Rail Freight Assistance Program which helps support economic activity by preserving and improving the existing freight transportation system and by making freight rail service more widely available for businesses throughout the state. “The Christie Administration is committed to providing assistance to New Jersey’s freight railroads for improvements to and preservation of our rail transportation network,” said NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson. “The projects funded here will help advance a transportation strategy that strives to increase... Read more →


2014 RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER TRAINING PROGRAM OF BURLINGTON COUNTY

press release September 24, 2013 The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County is now accepting applications for the 2014 Rutgers Master Gardener Training Program. No previous coursework or experience is required. “This is an excellent program for residents of Burlington County with a willingness to learn and a passion for gardening and giving back to the community,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. Courses will be held at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office in Westampton on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm starting on January 16 and running... Read more →


Some Say Obamacare's Affordable Coverage isn't Affordable for Them | cnbnews.net

By Julie Appleby KHN Staff Writer SEP 24, 2013 This KHN story was produced in collaboration with Michelle La Voie wants health insurance, but as a single mom making $38,000 a year and supporting two teenagers, she's not sure she can afford it -- even with a subsidy through the federal health law known as Obamacare. When enrollment in new online insurance markets begins next month, La Voie will likely qualify for a subsidy to buy private insurance, but would still have to pay $191 a month, or about 6 percent of her income toward the premium. She could also... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting and Fishing: PENNSYLVANIA COMMISSION GAME NEWS

English: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on a bird show on the castle Augustusburg, Germany Deutsch: Weißkopfseeadler (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), während einer Greifvogel-Show auf der Augustusburg, Deutschland Français : Pygargue à tête blanche (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) durant une parade d'oiseaux au château de Augustusburg, Allemagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PUBLIC CAN COMMENT ON BALD EAGLE PROPOSAL Game Commission considers removing bird from threatened species list. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is considering a proposal to remove the bald eagle from the state’s list of threatened species, and there’s an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the matter. The board on Tuesday... Read more →


DRWC Building Pier 68 Into Public Space for Recreation (Specifically for Fishing)

Request for Proposals: Improvements to Pier 68 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA--The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified design/build consultants to prepare a design and construction plan for improvements to Pier 68 in South Philadelphia. The project will occur on an aggressive schedule with implementation to begin in early 2014 and completed by early Fall 2014. The goal of the project is to develop Pier 68 into an attractive public space for recreation (specifically for fishing) and passive enjoyment of the Delaware River. The project is intended to enhance the existing interim trail which runs from Pier 70 Boulevard to... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: POPE FRANCIS AND ‘THE INTERVIEW’

For Immediate Release September 25, 2013 By Archbishop Charles Chaput PHILADELPHIA PA--I had the gift of two unusual blessings last week. The first was a moment to greet Pope Francis in Rome after his Wednesday, September 18, general audience. We had met and served as delegates to the 1997 Special Assembly for America. Sixteen years have passed, but this Pope has a remarkable memory to match his generous spirit. He recalled a friendly conversation we’d had in great detail, and the events of those days that helped shape both of us as young bishops. The second blessing was being away... Read more →


Thousands to Toast the Coast Nationwide Sept. 28

press release September 24, 2013 WILMINGTON, Del. — The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is asking residents of the Delaware Valley to “Toast the Coast” on Sept. 28 in celebration of the 25th annual National Estuaries Day. The local organization is part of a network of 28 National Estuary Programs working to improve and restore the nation’s most important estuaries, which are vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea. “The toast is a way for people all around the country to show their appreciation and support for our rivers and bays, by simply raising a glass,” said Jennifer Adkins,... Read more →


Gloucester County Grand Jury Indicts Deptford Man on Murder Charges | cnbnews.net

WOODBURY NJ--James A. Stuart (DOB 11/25/83), of 262 Stanford Ave., Deptford NJ was indicted by a Gloucester County grand jury today (9/25) in connection with the fatal shooting on 1/5/13 of 27-year-old David Compton, of Woodbury NJ, in Stuart’s home. Stuart was a Deptford Township police officer who was off-duty at the time of the shooting. He has since been suspended. The four-count indictment charges Stuart with two counts of first-degree murder, the first alleging that he “did cause the death of David Compton,” and the second alleging that he “knowingly did cause the death of David Compton or knowingly... Read more →


Eleanor J. Patrick, Catholic School Teacher and Music Instructor

(April 9, 1934 - September 24, 2013) Eleanor Patrick (nee Lupinacci), passed away on September 24, 2013 at the age of 79 at home, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife of the late Walter Patrick. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Lupinacci (Pirocchi), sister of Rose Conley (Frank), Lillian Lupinacci and Joseph Lupinacci (Cathy). Dear aunt of Paul (Tonya), Robert (Lisa), and great aunt of Kaitlin, Nicholas, Dominic, Alex, and Zachary. Eleanor dedicated her life as a Catholic school teacher and music instructor. Music, art and a deep religious faith were... Read more →


St. Teresa Regional School Open House and Preschool Story Hour

press release September 24, 2013 RUNNEMEDE NJ--St. Teresa Regional School Open House on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6 to 8 PM. Pre-K half and full day, Kindergarten full day and Grades 1 to 8. Before and After-Care beginning at 6:30 AM. For information visit our website at www.stteresaschool.org or call (856)939-1207. Preschool Story Hour for ages 3, 4 and 5 every first Thursday of the month. Join us October 3rd. All are welcome to this free event at St. Teresa Regional School Library. Call (856)939-1207 to RSVP. click image Related articles St. Teresa Regional School Students Celebrate Back to School... Read more →


CARMELITE MONASTERY OF PHILADELPHIA HOLDS ANNUAL TRIDUUM HONORING SAINT THERESE

English: Saint Therese of Lisieux church, Discalced Carmelite Order monastry, statue, św Teresy 6 st., Łódź Polski: Figura przy kościele pw. św. Teresy od Dzieciątka Jezus (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release September 24, 2013 PHILADELPHIA PA--The annual Triduum in honor of Saint Therese will again be held at the Carmelite Monastery of Philadelphia. Sunday – Tuesday, September 29 – October 1, 2013 6:45 p.m. (Rosary and Litany each evening) 7:30 p.m. (Mass each evening) Carmelite Monastery 1400 66th Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19126 The Triduum is especially noteworthy this year as the relics of Saint Therese and her parents will be... Read more →


Lost Parrot Maple Shade Township NJ Area

LOST - PARROTALERT - LOST Image not displayed/blocked? Check your email image display settings (above) to unblock. SENEGAL LOST 2013-09-24 Maple Shade Township, New Jersey, NJ, US Name: Tiny Contact: Colleen - 609 341 0720 He is loved and missed so much. Full Report Details: www.parrotalert.com/L11068 Read more →


CCPD Arrest Two Teens For Armed Robbery

Press release September 25,2013 (Camden, NJ) – Two juvenile suspects wanted for an armed robbery Monday evening at Sumner Elementary School were apprehended Tuesday after they were stopped in a stolen vehicle. Monday night around 8 p.m., a school district employee at Sumner Elementary was robbed at gunpoint by two male suspects dressed in black and wearing masks. The suspects, one of whom was holding a silver handgun, left the scene in the victim’s car. Just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Christopher Frucci observed the stolen vehicle from the Monday incident driving on Atlantic Avenue toward Mount Ephraim Avenue. The... Read more →


PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP MAN FATALLY SHOT OUTSIDE OF RESIDENCE | cnbnews.net

press release MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced today that a Pemberton Township man was shot and killed at his residence late last night in the 700 block of Lakehurst Road. Police were dispatched after a 9-1-1 call came from the residence at 11:05 p.m. The victim, Louis Sweet, 36, was transported to Deborah Hospital in Pemberton Township where he was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m. from multiple gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed that prior to being shot, the victim was confronted by multiple subjects wearing masks... Read more →


Overbrook High School "Shelter in Place" Protocol Initiated

press release September 25 On Wednesday September 25, 2013 at 7:55am the “shelter in place” protocol was initiated at the Overbrook High School in response to information received from a concerned student regarding an on-going situation between two students at a district bus stop. The shelter-in-place protocol was initiated in accordance with Pine Hill School District policy, Pine Hill Police Department policy and the recently revised Camden County Chiefs of Police Association model policy for “Securing Schools During an Emergency”. Pine Hill Officers, with assistance of several mutual aid Officers conducted the investigation at the school and determined there was... Read more →


Fugitive in Franklin NJ auto assault gets more Mexican prison time

press release September 25, 2013 As the result of a Mexican federal prosecutor’s appeal, the prison sentence Juan Luis Bautista (DOB 3/17/81) received in 2011 for causing first-degree vehicular injuries to 21-year-old Christina Applegate in a 2003 Franklin Township NJ drunk driving collision has been increased. Applegate, who was married and living in Franklin Township, has remained in a coma since the collision. She is in the care of her father, who has moved to another state. In a decision reached 1/27/13 by Mexico’s Sixth Circuit Appeals Court, Bautista’s original 6 ½ year term in a Mexican prison was extended... Read more →


Doctor Sentenced For Running Pill Mill And Contributing To A Death

press release September 24, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Norman Werther, 73, of Ft. Washington, PA, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and more than 300 counts stemming from his pill mill operation. A federal jury convicted Werther on June 11, 2013 of 184 counts of illegally distributing oxycodone, 116 counts of money laundering, six counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises. Werther was part of a multi-million dollar drug conspiracy involving illegal prescriptions, phony patients, and multiple drug trafficking organizations. At... Read more →


Harry G. Serad, age 79, of Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

Harry G. Serad Age 79. Of Gloucester City On September 23, 2013. Age 79. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 51 years to the late Mildred E. Serad (nee Burnett). Beloved father of Harry J. Serad, Stephen G. Serad and Catherine Grolock. Devoted grandfather of 7. Harry was a 52 year member of Local # 472 / 172 : Heavy and General Laborers Union and was Shop Steward. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Gloucester City. Relatives, friends and union members are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Monday from 6 to 8 pm at Lighthouse... Read more →


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Where is the Outrage!

Last month an American flag with Obama’s image in place of the stars made a comeback when people gathered at the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 civil rights march on D.C. CATEGORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Related articles American flag desecrated with Obama's image makes comeback MLK Event Attendees Wave American Flags - Desecrated With Barack Obama's Face Where Is The Outrage Over 'ObamaNation' Flag? Civil rights photographs of March on Washington; Martin Luther King Jr. Read more →


Camden City Car Thieves Led Police Into Philadelphia

press release September 24, 2013 (Camden, NJ) – Officer Melvin Fuentes and Sgt. Zsakiem James located a stolen vehicle Sunday in Camden and attempted to stop it, but the vehicle fled into Pennsylvania where state troopers there helped arrest the suspects, one of whom is an escaped fugitive from a Mercer County halfway house. At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Officer Fuentes observed a vehicle near the corner of 9th and Elm streets in North Camden that matched the description of a stolen car. Officer Fuentes attempted to stop the car with his lights and siren activated. The car fled resulting in... Read more →


The Rise of Cities and the Mayors Who Run Them

BY: TOD NEWCOMBE | SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 This fall, two major American cities -- Boston and New York -- will elect new mayors. The pending leadership changes for these different but dynamic cities will be watched closely. Can the next mayors continue the success brought by the long-term administrations of Boston's Tom Menino and New York's Michael Bloomberg? TOD NEWCOMBE Tod Newcombe -- Senior Editor. With more than 20 years of experience covering state and local government, Tod previously was the editor of Public CIO, e.Republic’s award-winning publication for information technology executives in the public sector. RELATED ARTICLES Post-Bloomberg: Will... Read more →


AMERICAN HEROES: Two Die in Helicopter Crash on September 22 | cnbnews.net

DoD Identifies Navy Casualties/September 25, 2013 Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones — Facebook photo The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 22, as a result of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash while operating in the central Red Sea. Both sailors were assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jonathan S. Gibson — Facebook photo Killed were: Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif., and Chief Warrant Officer Jonathon S. Gibson, 32, of... Read more →


GOLDEN EAGLE VS. SIKA DEER | cnbnews.net

A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. Released: 9/23/2013 11:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Wildlife Conservation Society more news from this source Amazing camera trap photos from Russian Far East show predation of sika deer by a golden eagle Photos released in paper by Zoological Society of London and Wildlife Conservation Society Newswise — NEW YORK (September 23, 2013) — A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more... Read more →


ATLANTIC CITY LAUNCHES FALL “DO AC” CAMPAIGN | cnbnews.net

press release 10,000 “DO AC” ADS & HUNDREDS OF FREE TRIPS TO AC ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 23, 2013) – The Atlantic City Alliance is extending the DO AC marketing campaign promoting fall travel to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Today, a new 30-second television spot called “It’s Different in AC” begins airing in the New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore DMAs along with radio spots, new print ads and an online campaign. The Alliance is spending $20 million this year on the “Do Anything, Do Everything, Do AC” campaign. More than 10,000 DO AC ads will appear on TV and radio,... Read more →


Face of Defense: Brothers Serve in Same Platoon in Afghanistan | cnbnews.net

By Army Sgt. Edward Siguenza 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan, Sept. 23, 2013 - These days, the heavy thing draped over Army Sgt. Manolito "Manny" Molinos' shoulders is body armor. His younger brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, carries the same load and attaches a radio to his. Army Sgt. Manolito "Manny" Molinos, left, and his brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, once represented Guam in international weightlifting competitions. Now the Guam National Guard soldiers are serving in Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edward Siguenza (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. But there was a time when the... Read more →


Keeping Prescription Drugs Out Of The Hands Of Teens

Drugs are bad, mmmkay? (Photo credit: cackhanded) Press release September 24, 2013 The Gloucester Township Police Department wants parents to be aware that the abuse of Prescription Drugs is an epidemic throughout the state and many other states. Starting this year, the 4th grade students in Gloucester Township will receive an age appropriate lesson on the dangers of prescription pill abuse as part of our Society Improvement Program also known as “SIP”. This is of course in addition to the many other police-community programs offered by the Gloucester Township Police Department. Below are tips and suggestions that may help you... Read more →


Freeholder Donnelly's Update on Cleanup of Dietz & Watson Site | cnbnews.net

press release September 25, 2013 By Freeholder Director Joseph Donnelly BURLINGTON COUNTY NJ--Yesterday was another day of meaningful progress at the Dietz & Watson cleanup site in Delanco. Our County Engineer, Joe Brickley, reports that virtually all of the odor producing material has now been hauled off site and crews have begun mop up operations. I cannot over state how significant this progress is, just last week it was estimated that this task could take up to eight weeks to complete. With Dietz & Watson leading the way, all 35 million pounds of the odor producing material will have been... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Jimmy Is Home from the Middle East Wars | cnbnews.net

BY Slim Randles CNBNews.net Sure was good to see Jimmy back from the Middle East last week. He looks good in that uniform, too. He was running all over the place for a few days, visiting everyone he knows, but he finally came in to the Mule Barn and sat at the philosophy counter, headquarters of the world dilemma think tank, to be with us. "Must be good to be home," Doc said. "You bet," Jimmy said. "But it isn't the same as it was." We thought about that. Thought back over the year he'd been gone. A few new... Read more →


Connecticut Police Officer Off to Prison for Using Unreasonable Force | FBI

press release September 23, 2013 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT--Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Rhonda M. Glover, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that former Meriden Police Officer Evan Cossette, 26, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 14 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release. On June 3, 2013, a jury found Cossette guilty of one count of using unreasonable force and one count of obstructing a federal investigation by preparing a false report. According to evidence... Read more →


Kerry signs UN arms treaty, senators threaten to block it | Fox News

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate will not ratify the agreement. In advance of the signing, a State Department official said the treaty would "reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world's worst crimes," while protecting gun rights. "The treaty builds on decades of cooperative efforts to stem the international, illegal, and illicit trade in conventional weapons that benefits terrorists and rogue agents," the official said. U.S. lawmakers, though, have long claimed the treaty could... Read more →


South Camden Theatre Company Opens its Ninth Season

Regional Premiere of KINGDOM OF EARTH by Tennessee Williams Production Opens October 11 and runs Through October 27, 2013 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m and Sundays at 2p.m CAMDEN, N.J. — September 23, 2013 - South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre company located in Camden, New Jersey announces its ninth season titled “Everything’s Relative” with the regional premiere of KINGDOM OF EARTH written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Connie Norwood. The cast includes Alissa Nesson as Myrtle, John Schultz as Lot and Roderick Slocum as Chicken. KINGDOM OF EARTH is a Southern Gothic play by Tennessee... Read more →


Man Struck By Two Cars on Black Horse Pike After Running In and Out of Traffic | cnbnews.net

press release September 25, 2013 GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 8:10 PM, officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the Black Horse Pike (State Highway 168) and Landing Road on a report of a pedestrian motor vehicle crash. Upon their arrival they observed 32 year old Joseph Wilson of Pilesgrove laying on the side of the road. Reports at the scene and follow-up investigation revealed that Wilson was seen running in and out of traffic on the Black Horse Pike, attempting to jump in front of moving cars. Wilson jumped in front of a vehicle... Read more →