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October 2013

Vigil for Louis Sweet to be held Nov. 2

Burlington County Prosecutors Office This information is being sent on behalf of the family of Louis Sweet, who was shot and killed outside of his Pemberton Township home on September 24, 2013. The family has organized a candlelight vigil that will be held this Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hornet's Nest parking lot, located at 348 Lakehurst Road in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township. The Rev. Richard W. Esher from the Browns Mills United Methodist Church will speak at the vigil. Read more →

The Pen vs. The Gloucester City Democrat Party Machine | PART ONE : When It Began

INTRODUCTION image credit/ “A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit. So, don’t be afraid to take a stand .” ― Ankita Singha GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY- - Leaders of the Gloucester City Democrat Party Machine (GCDPM), and their minions, have always wanted to control the information that you the public were receiving from the media. The GCDPM also takes issue with anyone who has an opposing view. This two-part series is about my off and on clash with the GCDPM over this Freedom of Speech issue during the past 33 years. It will include incidents that happened when I was publisher and editor of the Gloucester City News until now as editor and owner of ClearysNoteBook (, a 24-7 blog established in 2006. ~William E. Cleary Sr., CNBNews Editor PART ONE WHEN IT BEGAN... Read more →


PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 6, 1986 Gloucester City News By William E. Cleary Sr. Publisher and Editor Now that the November 4th election is over there is a need to correct certain accusations that were made by the Gloucester City Democrat Club against this newspaper and its owners. The political propaganda that was distributed throughout the city by the local Democrat Club in October, and again last weekend, claimed upon other things that the Gloucester City News is biased in its reporting because of a personal relationship with Mayor Robert Bevan. If we were biased, this response to that accusation and others would have been written prior to the election in the hopes of swaying the outcome. Not wanting to do that, we have waited until after the election to make our comments. We never knew our accusers since no one signed their name to the article which was entitled “Opinion.” As... Read more →




NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – As New Jersey’s policymakers consider establishing a minimum standard for paid sick days, the Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has released an issue brief on the subject that finds an overwhelming majority (83 percent) of state residents of all political affiliations support paid sick day policies. While there is a great deal of public support, results reported in, It’s Catching: Public Opinion toward Paid Sick Days in New Jersey, document a persistent need: 37 percent of state residents currently lack access to paid sick days, particularly Hispanic and Latino workers, younger workers and those who work part time or earn less than $50,000 per year. “Over 37 percent of New Jersey residents work in jobs with no paid sick days,” said Linda Houser, CWW affiliate fellow, assistant professor at Widener University and co-author of the report. “This... Read more →


By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog A blowout win by Gov. Chris Christie in next week’s election might be great for his presidential ambitions in 2016. AP file photo ANY COATTAILS: Does New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have enough swing to pull in Republican majorities in the state House and Senate? Yet it probably won’t help his fellow Republicans win majorities in the New Jersey Legislature. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that 50 percent of voters want Democrats to keep control of the Statehouse. Just 38 percent would prefer the GOP to take over in Trenton. In contrast, Christie has a 24-point lead over his Democratic challenger. He leads Sen. Barbara Buono by 59 percent to 35 percent, according to the most recent Monmouth University poll of likely voters. “Right now, voters seem to be quite happy to split their tickets, supporting a Republican governor and a Democratic Legislature,” said... Read more →

Sweeney made $227,443 in 2012 (Ironworkers Local 399) & $65,333 as Senate Pres.t

Dr. Murray Sabin writes: Can Senate President Steve Sweeney collect payments from a labor union for “political activities and lobbying”, while a member of the Legislature? It would appear to me to be an existential conflict of interest. Here is a synopsis of the situation. As Senate President, Steve Sweeney is paid $49,000 per year, plus an “allowance equal to 1/3 his compensation” ($16,333) for a total of $65,333. Steve Sweeney is also an official with the Iron Workers union. As a general organizer paid through the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, AFL-CIO, Sweeney received a base salary of $165,264 in 2012. In addition to his base salary, Sweeney also received compensation in the form of allowances and disbursements for expenses. His total compensation through the International in 2012 was $206,092. l In addition, Sweeney received allowances of $21,351 as President of Iron Workers... Read more →


From time to time we try to capture the events around our township to share with the community. Halloween we stopped by Runnemede's Halloween Event and figured we make a nice memorable highlight . Enjoy. Rob/CINESTYLE MEDIA GROUP Related articles Saint Teresa Regional School: "Principal for a Day" | cnbnews Runnemede: St. Teresa Regional School News Saint Teresa Regional School Story Hour | cnbnews St. Teresa Regional School Weekly Pre-School Story Hour Sergeant Returns from Afghanistan and Surprises His Son at School St. Teresa Regional School Students Celebrate Back to School with Annual Opening Ceremony Saint Teresa Regional School Students Win all Five Prizes in LAOH Essay Contest Holocaust Survivor, Marion Lazan Visits St. Teresa Regional School, Runnemede David C. Pluck Jr., of Runnemede, Member of the Riders of the Lam | Read more →

Burlco Sheriff Stanfield To Offer Free “Share the Keys” Program

Presentation Designed to Reduce Teen Driver Crashes Burlington County Sheriff Jean E. Stanfield announced today that she will be partnering with Lumberton Township Police Department to offer a free presentation designed to reduce teen driver crashes by increasing parental involvement, called, "Share the Keys" on Saturday, November 2nd from 1 pm to 3 pm, at the Lumberton Municipal Building. “This program will help teens learn to drive responsibly and hopefully decrease the number of teen driver accidents,” said Sheriff Stanfield. “We also want to increase parental involvement with these inexperienced drivers.” “Many laws have changed since parents received their drivers’ licenses,” she added, “so this program is a great way for everyone to get up-to-date information and to understand the regulations that guide new drivers,” said Stanfield. "Share the Keys" is structured for parents and their teen drivers in the pre-permit/permit stage of licensure. It is designed to support parental... Read more →


THE MEANING OF SAINTHOOD: TO BE FULLY ALIVE IN JESUS CHRIST PHILADELPHIA PA--Some years ago a friend told me that she secretly thought of the saints as boring. They smile at us sweetly from holy cards. Their lives can seem implausible compared to people more famous for their vices. And who would really want to be a saint, anyway? As Billy Joel once said, “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun.” But when we come to understand holiness rightly, we see that it's anything but boring. Sanctity isn’t a matter of sentimental posturing or being nice. Sanctity is about being passionately in love with Jesus Christ. The saints are men and women who glowed white-hot with the Holy Spirit. They lived fully what Father Richard John Neuhaus once called “the high adventure of Christian discipleship.” And that's truly what the... Read more →

Margie Love for Gloucester County Freeholder Board

press release October 29,2013 Margie Love, (photo) who is running as a Republican for the Gloucester County Freeholder Board, released the following statement today explaining her qualifications for the position, along with a list of reasons on why she wants to serve on the Board. A similar statement from Ed Selb, her running mate, can be found here. I have lived in Gloucester County for 35 years. I moved here with my parents when I was five years old and grew up in Washington Township with my older sister and younger brother. I went through the Washington Township Public School District and graduated in 1991. In October 1997, I married my husband John and together we are raising our twelve year old son Jack, who is in 7th grade at Clearview Regional Middle School. Six years ago we moved from Washington Township to Mantua and currently live on John’s family... Read more →

Short-Term Plans Can Skirt Health Law Requirements

By Michelle Andrews OCT 28, 2013 What a difference a day makes. Consumers who buy a health insurance policy good for only 364 days might save hundreds of dollars in premiums, but they could also find themselves without important benefits and charged a penalty for not having insurance next year. Under the health care law, in January most issuers have to start accepting all applicants regardless of their medical conditions and offer plans with comprehensive benefits that limit out-of-pocket costs. But short-term medical plans, defined as policies with terms lasting less than 12 months, can sidestep all the law’s new requirements. A number of insurance vendors are taking advantage of this loophole and offering plans with skimpier coverage that last up to 364 days. “I am concerned that health insurers will try to … sell people coverage that yes, may come with a cheaper sticker price, but that may expose... Read more →

Autism and Language Impairment Genetically Linked

Rutgers scientists also find strong evidence of a genetic connection in areas of social skills and repetitive behaviors Wednesday, October 30, 2013 By Robin Lally Courtesy of Ana Santini (left to right) Christian, Carlos, Corey and Lorenzo Miodus-Santini. Christian has specific learning impairment while Lorenzo is classified as autistic. Lorenzo Miodus-Santini an 11-year-old sixth-grader from Princeton, who was classified as autistic at only 13 months old, was never a big talker. As an infant he didn’t babble or coo. When he was a toddler beginning to speak, he would learn one word but forget another. His older brother, Christian, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, shared some similar characteristics – difficulty with reading, processing words and speaking clearly. Doctors said he had language impairments but was not autistic. New research published online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, by scientists at Rutgers University and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s... Read more →


Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and eight Chicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fall season begins Nov. 2 in most parts of state, season lengths vary by WMU. Turkey hunters preparing to head afield during Pennsylvania’s annual fall season are urged to review the opening and closing dates that apply within the Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) they hunt. The fall season has been lengthened by a week in some WMUs, and shortened by a week in others. Additionally, a WMU might have a later opening date, a weeklong or shorter season, or could be closed to fall turkey hunting altogether. “Different sets of rules apply to different areas, and in a lot of areas, season lengths have changed this year,” said Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. “Now is the time for hunters to check and make sure the season lengths in areas they hunt haven’t changed.” In most of the state,... Read more →

SPORTSMEN'S RALLY Sunday, November 3

NJOA PRESS RELEASE "Attending the sportsmen's rally may well be the single thing sportsmen and sportswomen can do to secure the future of fishing, hunting, trapping, and natural resource conservation for generations to come." Anthony Mauro, Chairman, NJOA We've witnessed it for stretches that last decades, people in political power that do not understand outdoors issues and who write laws and policies that erode our basic freedoms to fish, hunt, trap, and access the great outdoors. In fact, in 2007, there was actually a bill that would have banned freshwater fishing and hunting in New Jersey. Sportsmen and sportswomen now have the chance to thank Governor Christie for slowing this trend, and the opportunity to reverse it during the next four years. It is possible that it could be decades before New Jersey has another governor that understands the conservation and economic benefits provided by sportsmen and women. Sportsmen's Rally... Read more →

Gloucester City PD Crime Report October 21st through October 28th

CRIME REPORT October 21st. – October 28th. 10/21/13 (3:25 pm) A resident of the 1100 block of Market Street reported sometime during the day, unknown person(s) entered her residence through an unlocked first floor window and stole a lap top computer and jewelry. 10/22/13 (10:09 am) A vacant residence in the 100 block of S. Burlington Street was found to have been burglarized and copper piping was stolen from the basement. 10/22/13 (1:39 pm) Officers responded to Gloucester City High School for a report of a bomb threat called into the school. The school was evacuated, searched and the threat was determined to be unfounded. The investigation is ongoing. 10/22/13 (8:47 pm) A resident of the 500 block of Cumberland Street reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) slashed two of his car tires. 10/22/13 (7:50 pm) William R. Hyatt Jr, (26), a resident of Fernwood Avenue, was arrested on Rt. 130... Read more →

Paulsboro teacher in luring, misconduct trial

Press release October 30, 2013 Suspended Paulsboro High School biology teacher Michael Furey (DOB 12/2/63), of West Deptford NJ was found guilty today (10/29) of official misconduct and luring, specifically by pretending to be a boy on the Myspace social networking service in an effort to have a sexual encounter with one of his students. In Furey’s non-jury trial, the student testified she thought the messages she was receiving in 2010, some of them very sexual in nature, were coming from someone her own age. “Nobody could contact me unless they were under the age of 18,” she specified in setting up a filter on her Myspace account. She was then a 17-year-old junior. But one night in June 2010, she realized that the messages were coming from Furey, the student said. Testifying before Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. on 9/10, the girl described her reaction to seeing Furey parked... Read more →

Camden County PD Seeking Info on Armed Robbers

Press release October 30, 2013 (Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is seeking information on two masked men who robbed an East Camden bakery Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 1:33 p.m., two suspects walked into Lynn’s Bakery at 3504 Federal St. Each suspect brandished a black handgun which they pointed at a store employee while demanding money. The employee gave the suspects money from the cash register and they then fled the area. Suspect #1 was wearing a tan and white hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. Suspect #2 was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black and white Adidas track pants. Surveillance video of the suspects can be viewed above. Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →


Zedrick T. Johnson also indicted for robbing a convenient store a day later MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today that a Willingboro man has been indicted for killing an attendant during a robbery at the Lukoil gas station on Route 130 north in Willingboro on February 11, 2013 and for robbing a convenience store a day later. Zedrick T. Johnson, age 35, with a last known address of 2 Bentley Lane in Willingboro, N.J., was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury in connection with the Lukoil incident on one count of Murder (First Degree) one count of Felony Murder (First Degree) and one count of Robbery (First Degree). The indictment was returned October 29. Johnson remains jailed on $1 million bail. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Burlington County. Johnson was arrested February 22 in a house in the... Read more →

Move to November Elections Continues; Candidate Rate Remains Level

NJSB press release Trenton, Oct. 29 -- Voters headed to the polls next week will choose new school board candidates in 501 New Jersey school districts, as the total number of New Jersey districts opting for November school board elections continues to increase, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported today. A total of 1,853 candidates are running for election to school boards, with 1,501 total seats up for grabs. Some 34 communities decided this year to move their annual school elections to November, leaving only 40 going to the polls in April. Paterson, in Passaic County , was the most recent to do so, with the Paterson Public Schools voting at a special meeting in September to approve a resolution to change the date of its school board election from April to November next year. In January 2012, a new law allowed local school boards to move annual elections... Read more →


ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA AND THE MAGNIFICAT FOUNDATION TO HOST MAGNIFICAT DAY 2013 The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Magnificat Foundation, is pleased to host Magnificat Day, a unique gathering for liturgical prayer, music, inspirational talks and reflection. Saturday, November 9th, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Thousands of faithful from around the country will hear presentations from Father Robert Barren, acclaimed author of the Catholicism series, and Father Peter John Cameron, o.p., Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat. Attendees will also have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel, receive the sacrament of Penance, and venerate the relics of the Little Flower, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and of her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin. Magnificat Day will conclude with a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Philadelphia from the Pennsylvania Convention Center to the Cathedral Basilica of... Read more →


Katz rejects buyout offer, open to outside management of Inquirer 'Lion and Leopard' charts 19th century artistic clash centered at PAFA Audio timeline of NBC10 coverage Dave Davies The battle over the future of the Philadelphia Inquirer has taken an interesting turn, with co- owner George Norcross and his allies publicly offering to buy out adversaries Lewis Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest for $29 million. Katz summarily rejected the notion in a brief telephone interview, but indicated he'd be open to an idea proposed by the Newspaper Guild that the warring sides bring in an "impartial industry expert" to run Interstate General Media, the company that owns the Inquirer, Daily News, and The warfare among company owners erupted in the wake of the Oct. 7 firing of Inquirer editor-in-chief Bill Marimow. Katz and Lenfest sued Norcross and the company in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, arguing that Marimow's dismissal... Read more →


press release October 29, 2013 Groups combine to pledge $3,800 for information leading to conviction in Elk County. A reward is being offered in relation to a bull elk that was shot illegally earlier this month. The 5- by 5-point bull was found injured and hiding in a patch of goldenrod soon after daylight on Oct. 15, near Benezette, Pa. in Elk County. The elk is believed to have been shot at about 3 a.m., when residents of Winslow Hill, near Benezette, heard several shots. The elk apparently was shot while in the front yard of a nearby residence, and it hobbled about 100 yards before lying down. The injuries left the elk unable to further walk or get back up. Due to its injuries, the elk had to be put down by Pennsylvania Game Commission officers. Wildlife Conservation Officer Doty McDowell, who responded to the site where the elk... Read more →

Bank Robbery at the Susquehanna Patriot Bank

MEDIA RELEASE 2013- 13249 BANK ROBBERY 10/30/2013 MOORESTOWN NJ--Moorestown Police were dispatched to the report of a Bank Robbery at the Susquehanna Patriot Bank, 501 S. Lenola Rd. on 10/30/13 at 11:34 am. While enroute, responding officers were advised that a lone white male wearing a light gray baseball type hat with Philadelphia Eagles logo, Black Hooded Sweatshirt, gray pants, and dark colored sneakers had left the scene on foot towards Kings Highway (See photo). There were no injuries to employees or patrons of the bank. The subject was further described as in his 20’s, approximately 6 foot tall, stocky build, with scruffy facial hair. The subject presented a note to a teller demanding cash threatening that he had put an explosive device in a trash can. The subject fled with an as yet to be determined amount of currency. Moorestown Police were assisted in the investigation by a K9... Read more →

Palmyra Halloween 2013!

It may be "More than Just a Parade!", but the Parade is tonight! The Halloween Parade begins at 7:00 PM. The Parade Route begins in Riverton on Howard St., to right on Broad St. and into Palmyra, then crosses over the tracks at Park Avenue to enter Legion Field. Prizes will be given out when everyone reaches Legion Field. There will be Goodie Bags, live entertainment, and plenty of snacks for sale too! For Parade participants the staging area is Riverton School at the blacktop and on Howard Street. Line up begins at 6:00 PM. Everyone needs to check in with Gina Tait at the Riverton School blacktop. Judging begins at 6:30 PM. The Parade is being held RAIN OR SHINE!!! For parents, a note on the CURFEW: The CURFEW for Mischief Night (tonight) and Halloween Night begins at 9:00 PM for any person under 18 years of age unless... Read more →

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding, Recovery Effort Continues

By David Vergun Army News Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 - Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 29, 2012. Soldiers with the 28th Military Police Company, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, prepare to depart from Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Nov. 4, 2012, to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the New York City area. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ted Nichols (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution imageavailable. The storm carved a swath of destruction from Florida to Maine and its fury was felt as far inland as the Appalachian Mountains, and as far west as Michigan and Wisconsin. "We had to be ready to respond big and fast -- so the National Guard deployed in multiple states, creating ground task forces in advance of Hurricane Sandy," said Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau. In the aftermath, more than 9,100 citizen-soldiers and airmen... Read more →

NJDOT to reconfigure a section of Route 168 in Mount Ephraim and Haddon Heights

(Trenton) – NJDOT today announced plans to implement a permanent new striping pattern along Route 168 from north of Interstate 295 (milepost 7.5) to Merchant Street (milepost 8.6) which is designed to improve safety and mobility for all users of the road while relieving vehicular congestion in Mount Ephraim and Haddon Heights, Camden County. NJDOT’s maintenance contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to begin temporary striping activities On Wednesday night, October 30. The new striping plan will retrofit the highway and reduce the number of travel lanes from four (two in each direction) to two travel lanes (one in each direction) with a dual-use center turn-lane in between them. The existing lane configuration on Route 168 does not include dedicated left-turn lanes which can lead to considerable backups in the inside "high-speed" through lane and great difficulty in making left turns. The presence of the new dual-use center turn-lane serves... Read more →

All The News That's Not Fit To Print

By John Reynolds/Diary of a Madman I emailed this to the editors of a few of our local newspapers that come out with a print editions a couple of weeks ago to try and prod them into taking a critical look at our local candidates in order to help the electorate make a more informed decision at the polls, and not get bamboozled by the deceptive marketing tactics used by the well financed incumbents bombarding our mailboxes with campaign ads. I had time to kill and Googled (insert your favorite town) and the names of various newspaper URLs that cover the Delaware Valley and South Jersey. I came up with police blotter reports, high school sports scores, puff pieces based on press releases put out by the towns, and an occasional letter that took a critical look at what was going on in local government written by a resident and... Read more →


TO PROMOTE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION IN NEW JERSEY Ocean Township, NJ, October 28, 2013- On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Prevention First will be hosting a dinner, free to local physicians and their staff members, at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel on Route 35 in Eatontown, NJ.The dinner, sponsored by Actavis, Inc., will serve to launch The Prevention Works Project, an initiative aiming to put prescription drug abuse in the spotlight by supplying pediatricians' offices with information for parents about preventing prescription drug abuse and promoting hobbies among children. The Prevention Works Project will be piloted in Monmouth and Ocean counties, as the prosecutor's offices in both counties have declared county-wide drug-abuse epidemics. The Project will include billboards, radio PSAs and a television PSA geared toward the general public, as well as toolkits that will be distributed to parents at pediatricians' offices throughout both counties. The... Read more →

Mike Friedman for Voorhees Township Committee

MIKE FRIEDMAN VOLUNTEER PUSH Saturday, November 2nd, 10:30AM Tom Booth's Law Office (Evesham Rd in Voorhees) Lunch will be provided Mike Friedman's campaign for Voorhees Township Committee is in its final days and he needs your help to get across the finish line. It will be a great day for Voorhees Township and for this organization when a public servant like Mike can be reelected despite a well-funded smear campaign from the opposition and a strong registration advantage for the Democrats. Please come out for just a few hours this Saturday at 10:30AM and help make this campaign a success. Lunch will be provided. Chairman Tom Booth's office is located at the corner of Preston Ave. and Evesham Rd. in Voorhees, just behind the Ashland PATCO station. GOVERNOR CHRISTIE CAMPAIGN STOP Thursday, October 31st Ponzio's Diner in Cherry Hill, NJ; 9:30AM Governor Christie and Lt. Gov. Guadagno will be making... Read more →

What would you do? Mom takes bullying into her own hands

Cherie Darby/ Community Manager October 29, 2013 at 11:32:48 AM EDT A Toms River mom, received two years probation for boarding a school bus and striking students who allegedly bullied her daughter. Rebecca Sardoni, the 29-year-old mom pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal trespass, harassment and simple assault last month. Sardoni decided to take things into her own hands, saying school officials weren't doing enough to protect her daughter, who is in the fourth grade atEast Dover Elementary School. According to students who were on the bus, Mrs. Sardoni boarded the bus with her 51-year-old mother, Stephanie. The two cursed at three students they believed bullied Sardoni's 4th-grade daughter. Although Sardoni claimed she did not touch any of the boys on the bus, all three were treated for cuts to their mouths following the incident, according toToms River Police Chief Michael G. Mastronardy. Are you a parent? What... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA PA: High-priced talent gathers for court battle over Marimow firing

A BLOG BY DAVE DAVIES NEWSWORKS OCTOBER 22, 2013 Strange days. I'm sitting in a city hall courtroom to witness the official gathering of combatants in the crossfire lawsuits over the sudden firing two weeks ago of Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow. It's a dispute that could leave the paper in leadership limbo for months, years maybe, while its bitterly feuding owners litigate their differences. How crazy is it? Sitting there waiting for things to begin, I decide to do a rough estimate of the legal costs of the proceeding. I figure conservatively, the meter was running at $100 per minute (10 lawyers, averaging $600 an hour). And just for fun, another reporter and I estimate the cost of the suits among the lawyers and other parties - easily $25,000 worth of threads on the other side of the rail from the riff-raff. If you're new to this story, see... Read more →

Former Assemblyman Albert Coutinho Sentenced for Stealing Funds from Charitable Foundation

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that former New Jersey Assemblyman Albert Coutinho was sentenced today for stealing funds from his family’s charitable foundation and filing false financial disclosure forms with the Legislature.Coutinho, 44, of Newark, was sentenced to three years of probation by Superior Court Judge Gerald J. Council in Mercer County. He was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and to make full restitution of $32,500 to the charitable foundation. Coutinho pleaded guilty on Sept. 12 to a third-degree charge of theft by unlawful taking and a fourth-degree charge of falsifying or tampering with records. The day before his plea, Coutinho resigned from his 29th Legislative District Assembly seat. As a result of his guilty plea, he is permanently barred from holding public office or public employment in New Jersey. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey J. Manis prosecuted the case and handled the sentencing... Read more →


press release The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced a road resurfacing project to begin in Hainesport and Mount Holly Townships. Resurfacing of a 0.7-mile portion of Washington Street (County Route 537) and a 0.1- mile portion of King Street (County Route 691) is expected to begin this Wednesday, October 30, 2013. . The project involves milling & overlay of Washington Street from Cumberland Avenue in Hainesport to King Street in Mount Holly and milling & overlay of King Street from Rancocas Road to Washington Street in Mount Holly. The work is expected to take about one week to complete. Traffic will be maintained in one direction during milling and paving operation. Motorists using the roadway may experience delay and are recommended to find alternative routes during the work. The work is being done by Arawak Paving Co., Inc., Hammonton, New Jersey, as part of the County’s 2012... Read more →

TCNJ football alums featured tonight on NFL Network

press release October 29, 2013 Ewing, NJ… Three football alums from The College of New Jersey will be featured this evening on the ‘NFL Network’ with regard to their experiences of Hurricane Sandy and how football has played a role in community recovery. At 10:30 p.m. tonight, “NFL Films Presents” is airing a program that includes interviews with former Lions’ football players Julian (Jay) Price ’93, Jeff Bower ’07, ’10, and Steve Bower ’10. The special reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one year after it struck the New Jersey Shore. The 30-minute show speaks of the resolve of three communities – Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, and Keyport – and how they all rallied around their high school football teams. Price has been honored numerous times this past year for his heroic efforts during the hurricane. This past January, he was given a special presentation at the 19th annual... Read more →

Latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report Released

10/28/13 A Florida detective was shot and killed while investigating a residence believed to house a meth lab. An Arizona deputy sheriff lost his life responding to a burglary alarm at a business. A Washington state park ranger was shot and killed after she attempted to conduct a traffic stop. These three law enforcement officers were among the 48 officers around the nation who died in 2012 as a result of felonious incidents in the line of duty, according to the FBI’s latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) report. All 48 officers would have undoubtedly considered their actions a part of the job. But the duties performed by these brave men and women—and others just like them—are far from routine, and this latest report continues to highlight the risks law enforcement officers face on a daily basis. Among the report’s findings: The average age of the officers feloniously... Read more →

Ed Selb for Gloucester County Freeholder Board

press release October 29,2013 Ed Selb, who is running as a Republican for the Gloucester County Freeholder Board, released the following statement today explaining his qualifications for the position, along with a list of reasons on why he wants to serve on the Board. A statement from Margie Love, his running mate, will appear Wednesday on CNBNews. I am Ed Selb and my wife and I grew up in Gloucester County. We have lived, worked and raised our family here all our life. I graduated from Delsea Regional High School, graduated from Gloucester County College and started a family. I became a police officer in 1980 working for the Department of Human Services, Township of Franklin PD, and Newfield Boro PD and finally spent over 28 years at Harrison Township PD, retiring as a Detective Sergeant. I gained a vast knowledge of municipal government working as a police officer in... Read more →


Event examines historical significance of executive office NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A panel featuring three former governors will highlight a conference to celebrate the history of the office of New Jersey’s chief executive and publication of an updated edition of The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-2010. Former governors Christine Todd Whitman, Jim Florio and Brendan Byrne will describe the role media played throughout their respective administrations, and Steve Kornacki, host of MSNBC’s Up, will moderate during “The New Jersey Governor: From the Age of the Town Crier to Twitter.” The forum is sponsored by The New Jersey Historical Commission and Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Center on the American Governor, and is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglass Campus Center, 100 George St., in New Brunswick. Michael Birkner, Franklin Professor of Liberal Arts and professor of history at Gettysburg College, will offer the... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Bill Maher’s Bigoted Bash Fest

October 28, 2013 Bill Donohue comments on last Friday's edition of "Real Time with Bill Maher," the HBO show: Bill Maher's latest show was a bigoted bash fest featuring Valerie Plame and Michael Moore, and, of course, himself. Al Sharpton was also one of the panelists, but he didn't say anything untoward (regrettably, the Reverend also didn't say anything to challenge the religion bashers). More surprisingly, Britain's star atheist, Richard Dawkins, behaved himself. Maher began by observing that Pope Francis had fired the German "bishop of bling" because he was "getting the altar boys drunk on Cristal." That no bishop was "fired" is besides the point—Maher reeks with hatred toward Catholics. After Sharpton noted there were Christian members of the Klan who burned crosses, Plame said, "Yeah, but now there are Christian Dominionists that are just as extreme." Too bad she didn't name one. Since Christian bashers like to finger... Read more →

Register Now for the Cpl. Marc T. Ryan Memorial /MCLEF 5k Run/Walk, Saturday, Nov. 16

CNBNEWS.NET VIDEO November 19, 2011 If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at or at 856-456-2789. Sponsored by Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Date: November 16, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. “Rain or Shine” Race Day Registration – 7:30 a.m. • On-Line Registration Preferred • Pre-Registration Requested. Pre-Registration by Mail: Complete entry form and mail along with check payable to: MC-LEF (on the memo line write “Cpl. Ryan 5K Run/Walk”) Must be postmarked by 11-09-2013 – Online Registration Deadline is 11-14-2013 Mail to: MC-LEF/Cpl. Ryan 5K Run/Walk PO Box 704 Maple Shade, NJ 08052 TO DOWNLOAD/PRINT REGISTRATION FORM, CLICK HERE. (Alternatively, register online – scroll down for online registration) Related articles MARC RYAN MEMORIAL RUN Nov. 19th MARC T. RYAN Memorial Run Set for Saturday, November 17th Marc Ryan Run Huge Success Remembering Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, Hometown Gloucester City NJ 1000 Motorcyclists Expected... Read more →

Love ~ Selb Rally Wednesday Night at Gloucester County Republican Headquarters

Love ~ Selb for Gloucester County Freeholders Dear Friends and Supporters, For over two months we have been busy walking neighborhoods throughout our county and attending civic and political events. No matter what town we have been in, we have heard the same thing. People want a change from the status quo, and they are tired of our current local officials that have been running our county today. With one week left, we will be crisscrossing Gloucester County to meet as many voters as we can. On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, we will be having a get out the vote rally. The Rally will be held at our Gloucester County Republican Headquarters: 288 Egg Harbor Road Rizzieri Shopping Center, next to Randazzo's Pizza and Natale Jewelers We would both like you to attend so we can talk and get prepared for the final push... Read more →

IRS Legislation Doomed as the Obamacare Website Fails Consumers | AMAC

by Gene Barrett /source AMAC In the wake of embarrassing revelations around the failure of the Obamacare website, rises the most important question for all of us. Should the government be in the business of building and running programs that have functioned successfully for years under private sector management? The current administration made promises that it had brought in the best of the best in technology development, yet these glitches remain a major barrier to the success of its program. The President assures the nation that the nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are still intact, but practically speaking, it’s currently out of reach to most consumers. This debate over failures and glitches, serves as a metaphor for what is a prized American tradition. Allowing the private sector with guidance and oversight from government to facilitate important programs that provide important services. The website failures occurring so early... Read more →

Seniors Going Back To Work to Salvage Their Retirement Nest Eggs

| AMAC Authors, Press Release WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 25 – Seniors who went back to work after retirement used to do it to keep busy, but the Obama Recession and the uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act have made it an economic necessity for more and more older Americans, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “Two recent Gallup surveys show that there are more post-retirement job seekers out there than ever before, mainly because they’ve lost confidence in the economy. The historically destructive recession that started as the president took office and his inability to speed up the recovery have seniors scrambling for ways to salvage what’s left of their retirement. Bear in mind that while the net worth of all Americans has declined sharply during this period, seniors have been hardest hit.” In one study released a few days ago, Gallup concluded that... Read more →

Law Enforcement Arrest Three Suspects for Burglaries in Pine Hill and Surrounding Towns

press release October 28, 2013 During the months of September and October of 2013, the Borough of Pine Hill experienced an increase in residential burglaries, all with similar characteristics. During the weeks of October 13th and October 20th the Pine Hill Detective and Patrol Bureaus conducted surveillance on three possible suspects, who were initially identified through reviewing area business surveillance cameras. During the week of October 20th a joint investigation and surveillance was conducted by Detectives from Pine Hill, Berlin Borough and Stratford. On October 24th, 2013 during the surveillance, the suspects were observed in the immediate area of a residence that had just been burglarized. A check of the Pine Hill Audubon Savings bank confirmed the suspects cashed in coins consistent with an amount taken from the burglarized home. A motor vehicle stop was conducted by Pine Hill Patrol Officers in the area of Coverdale Avenue and Erial Road,... Read more →

Gloucester Mustangs Host Maple Shade on Halloween Weekend

source press release Jacob Zearfoss, who scored 4 TDs for the 80s delivers a big hit vs. Maple Shade. The 130s lineup on the turf to kickoff against the Robbinsville Ravens Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si made an appearance at the Mustangs Halloween Party. 60s Coach Tim Simons was the man under the beard. On October 26th-27th, the Gloucester Mustangs hosted the Maple Shade Tigers at the 60, 80, and 95 pound levels. The 60s entered a battle of the unbeatens vs. the Tigers. The game was everything it was built up to be and some. Maple Shade came right out first drive and scored on Gloucester, the first team to score on them in the last 4 weeks. From that point on, it was a back and forth game. Maple Shade led 20-12 at the half, but the Mustangs scored early in the 4th quarter to tie the game at... Read more →


press release MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today that a Shamong woman pleaded guilty to operating a school bus with Westampton Township students on board while she was impaired by alcohol in November 2011. Carole A. Crockett, age 48, of 3 Silver Lake Drive in Shamong, entered guilty pleas to Driving Under the Influence and Endangering the Welfare of a Child today in Superior Court before the Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr. Crockett admitted she was impaired from consuming alcohol on November 8, 2011 while transporting 25 students to their homes from Westampton Middle School at the end of the school day. Judge Covert set sentencing for January 17, 2014. Under terms of the plea agreement, Crockett will receive three years in New Jersey State Prison. The investigation revealed that during the trip home on that day several students called their parents and expressed... Read more →

Burlington County Man Admits Producing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

CAMDEN, NJ—A Burlington County, New Jersey man today admitted his role in producing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. David Clark, 49, of Southampton, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an information charging him with three counts of producing child pornography. Clark’s detention was continued. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From 2004 through March 9, 2011, Clark employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed, or coerced three separate minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. Clark was charged federally in October 2011 by criminal complaint. Under terms of the plea agreement, Clark will be sentenced to 30 years in prison and a lifetime term of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for February 4, 2014. U.S. Attorney Fishman credited... Read more →