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December 2013

The Philadelphia Mummers Parade Route

source http://mummers.com 2014 Parade Route Map Live Stream English: Members of the James 'Froggy' Carr New Year Brigade dress in the traditional "wench" costumes to ring in the New Year at the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 2013 Results Congrats to: Murray and Captain Dennis Pellegrino for winning the Comic Division and Comic Captain Hog Island for Winning the Fancy Division and Matt Glovacz of Golden Sunrise for Winning the Fancy Captain Fralinger and their Captain Thomas D’Amore for Winning the String Band... Read more →

The New Jersey State Police Seek Help To Identify Body

Eagleswood, N.J. - State troopers from Tuckerton Station are investigating the suspicious death of an unidentified man found in the Stafford Forge State Forest yesterday at mid-day by two people walking a dog. There was no obvious signs of trauma. An autopsy was performed yesterday, but the cause and manner of death have not yet been determined. The man had no identification and troopers are seeking the public's assistance to identify him. The Toms River Police Department today assisted the investigation by creating a sketch... Read more →

A Review of some of the Good, Bad, and Ugly to Cross our Radar Recently

POSTED HERE March 19, 2007 By William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews.net CHEERS to Gloucester City resident Jack Pyrah who was recently inducted into the National Coaches Hall of Fame in San Antonio. Jack, who is in his 80's, spent 26 years as Villanova assistant track coach. He retired in 1991. Ten years later he was inducted into the Villanova Hall of Fame. JEERS to the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority for charging a $1.75 convenience fee to anyone who pays their bill on line. If... Read more →

Meanest red-light cameras in N.J. pumped out thousands of citations in 2013

Mike Frassinelli/The Star-Ledger We have found the meanest red light in New Jersey. It was almost two years ago when Alice Henry had her first encounter with it and she still tries to avoid the intersection that made her $85 poorer. "I either try to go a different route, or I go and stop for 10 seconds at thetraffic light — even if it’s a yellow light," she said of the approach where she received a red-light camera citation for a rolling right turn. Henry... Read more →

Home Country: Jasper, Arthur and the Woodpile

By Slim Randles/CNBNews.net You have to look for the schism, Jasper said to himself out at the woodpile. He put another chunk of firewood up on the splitting block and took a look at the checking cracks that ran part way through the circles of age rings. If I hit it right there, he said to himself, it should cleave. “What do you think, Arthur? If I hit it right there…?” Arthur looked up from his end of the woodpile and wagged his tail. The... Read more →

Paff: Losing a Case is Sometimes Better Than not Bringing it

December 29, 2013 John Paff, Chairman New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project Sometimes, you've got to lose a records access case in order to highlight a flaw in the system. This is the case with Warren County Superior Court Judge Amy O'Connor's recent decision to protect the identities of the public officials who used county-owned generators for personal use during power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy. Background and case documents on the lawsuit are on my blog here. It's not as if I... Read more →

CNBNews Cheers & Jeers for December, 2013

by Dawn Watson cnbnews.net What happened in December that made you sad, angry, or just plain confused? What happened that made you happy or proud? Each month, Cleary's Notebook will post your pleasure and your pain in our Cheers and Jeers column! Just email your thoughts to Dawncnbnews@hotmail.com and we'll see that it gets posted! Remember, don't shoot the messenger! Here are December's Cheers and Jeers: CHEER The City of Gloucester has finally closed down Fort Nassau playground on Johnson Blvd. For the past seven... Read more →


TRENTON – With New Year’s Eve known to be one of the biggest party nights of the year, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety is reminding New Jerseyans to ensure they have a safe and sober way to get home should they celebrate ringing in 2014 with an alcoholic beverage. Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky said if you planned to drink on New Year’s Eve, there were some simple steps to follow to ensure you make it home from celebrating safe... Read more →

New Jersey Woman Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison For Stealing $7 Million From Charity

Medicines Had Been Donated to be Used for Indigent Patients TRENTON, N.J. – A New Jersey woman was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for her role in defrauding a charity program out of more than $7 million in donated HIV and cancer medication, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Keisha Jackson, 48, of Perth Amboy, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton federal court to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. According to documents filed in this case... Read more →


(December 24, 2013) CAMDEN CITY NJ --This week, the Camden County Police Department is recognizing veteran Keith Henderson as Officer of the Week. Officer Henderson began his career with the former Camden Police Department in 2006, serving in patrol, community policing and the department’s bicycle unit. He joined the Camden County Police in April. He is assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in District 3. Recently, Officer Henderson was involved in two significant arrests in East Camden. On Dec. 10, he and other officers seized... Read more →

Knockout Game : Black Thugs Beat White Couple, Police Refuse to Release Photos of Assailants

Because that would be racist. Via C-Ville: A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence. Even though one of the victims, Jeanne Doucette, managed to take photos that appear to show the assailants as they kicked and pummeled her boyfriend Marc Adams to unconsciousness, Charlottesville Police still do not have any suspects.... Read more →

Cheers & Jeers: cnbnews.net

cnbnews.net Every month ClearysNotebook cheers those who made our area a better place in which to live and jeer those whose action merit derision. If you would like to send in a Cheer or Jeer for our upcoming column Email Dawn Watson at Dawncnbnews@hotmail.com. Today is the last day to submit your Cheers and Jeers for January! Please email no later than 8 PM! Related articles Cheers & Jeers for December, 2013: cnbnews.net BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO KNOW !/cnbnews.net Some Good News! Bill's... Read more →

Fender Skirts, Curb Feelers and Steering Knobs

Posted here March 24, 2007 Commentary By Hank F. Miller Jr. CNBNEWS.NET (MARCH 24, 2007)--I came across this phrase in a book yesterday "FENDER SKIRTS". A term I haven't heard in a long time and thinkingabout "fender skirts" started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice. Like "curb feelers" and "steering knobs." Since I'd been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some elderly person over 50... Read more →

Local developer Ken Weinstein discusses 2014 plans for NW Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA PA--The coming year is going to be busy time for development in Germantown and Mt. Airy if Ken Weinstein has anything to do with it — and he often does. Weinstein has several large projects in the pipeline, he told NewsWorks in an interview last week, and he foresees some important turning points for Germantown in 2014. In early December, Weinstein's PhillyOfficeRetail signed an agreement of sale for Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Germantown and East Mt. Pleasant Avenues. The magnificent... Read more →

Strutting to the Mummers

Down the Shore/Catholic Star Herald Residents of the Victorian Towers in Cape May get into the Christmas spirit during their annual Christmas Party by dancing to the music of the Mummers’ Durning String Band. Photo by Alan M. Dumoff for the Catholic Star Herald For more information: Victorian Towers Age requirement 55+ 608 Washington Avenue Cape May, NJ 08204 609-884-5883 Source http://www.camdendiocese.org posted here by Sue Calloway Related articles Behind the Sequins Will Tell You Most of What You Need to Know About Mummers New... Read more →

AFGHANISTAN WAR: Capt. David I. Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, American Hero

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty DECEMBER 28, 2013--The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Capt. David I. Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, died Dec. 27, 2013, from wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Related articles Fallen But Not Forgotten - Capt. David I. Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, died Dec. 27, 2013,... Read more →

Packers, Chargers, Eagles take NFL playoff spots

Chicago (AFP) December 30, 2013 12:18:44 AM EST Jonathan Daniel/Getty/AFP Aaron Rodgers (No. 12) of the Green Bay Packers is hit by Lance Briggs (R) and Shea McClellin of the Chicago Bears during their NFL game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, on December 29, 2013 Aaron Rodgers threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobbwith 38 seconds remaining to give Green Bay a 33-28 victory at Chicago and a National Football League playoff berth. The Packers on Sunday joined the New Orleans Saints, San... Read more →

Police get new life-saving tool in battle against N.J. heroin epidemic

James Queally/The Star-Ledger December 27, 2013 at 6:30:00 AM EST Dr. Kenneth Lavelle shows off the device used to deploy Narcan, a nasal spray that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. Police in New Jersey may begin carrying the spray next year. As the number of people struggling with heroin and prescription drugaddiction continues to grow across the state, police throughout New Jersey are preparing to arm themselves with a tool that could help reduce the number of people who die from overdoses each... Read more →

Suspect commands pit bull to attack arresting officers

Posted on December 28, 2013 by CCPD (Camden, NJ) – Officer Brandon Galloza was bitten by a pit bull dog that a suspect trying to avoid apprehension sicced on officers during an arrest Thursday night in South Camden. Officer Galloza and Officer Michael Ross were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues near the corner of Filmore and Viola streets around 7 p.m. Thursday. They observed two men at the corner – Thomas Wright, 19, of Camden, and Tajay Wilson, 19, of Camden, who... Read more →

A Farewell Mass for Camden’s Contemplative Nuns

Photo by James A. McBride for the Catholic Star Herald Bishop Dennis Sullivan stands with the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary in-residence in Camden after Mass Dec. 9. From left, Sister Anna Marie Pierre, Sister Mary Regina Berkel, Sister Teresa Margaret Murphy and Sister Damien Marie Fusco with Sister Miriam, Prioress of the Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira, N.Y., where the Camden sisters are relocating. Behind them are Father Robert Hughes, Vicar General; Bishop Sullivan; and Father Brian Mulcahy, Provincial of the... Read more →

Phil Robertson reinstated: How Christmas saved 'Duck Dynasty'

Cable network A&E on Friday reinstated the bearded patriarch Phil Robertson of the runaway reality show hit "Duck Dynasty" – a faith-driven country man who had suddenly come to represent many things Southern and good, plus some things, like intolerance, that a lot of Americans think aren’t so good. The decision by A&E to reinstate Phil and let the show go on came after a standoff with the Robertson clan, who suggested they’d quit the quirky show about a bunch of wealthy Louisiana rednecks unless... Read more →

Home Country: Christmas Present Dreams

By Slim Randles CNBNews.net There is a secret selfish longing we all share this time of year. It is traditional to give gifts at Christmas, of course, but there’s always the chance that those who adore us for our sterling qualities won’t give us what we really want or unquestioningly deserve. Therefore … we are allowed to have Christmas present dreams. Just take Doc. He knows he’ll be getting neckties from the grandkids and socks and underwear from Mrs. Doc. His daughters? Well, they’re the... Read more →

Deshon Johnson College Scholarship Foundation

MONTCLAIR NJ--Deshon Johnson resident of Montclair hosting a fundraising event to raise money for Montclair High Schoo'sl student for the Deshon Johnson Memorial College Scholarship. Last year Malik Wright was giving the first scholarship award. Please support us so we can honor 2014 student too. The Deshon Johnson College Scholarship Foundation is hosting their First Annual Fundraising Event at The Brownstone, On Wednesday March 5th, 2014, 6:30pm to 10pm. Come and eat, and help support The Deshon Johnson Scholarship Fund in memory of Deshon Johnson... Read more →

NFL Playoff Picture: Primer for a wild weekend in the NFC and AFC

By Louis Bien  @louisbien Jonathan Daniel Nearly every NFL game in Week 17 could have playoff implications. Here's your rundown to what could be one of the crazier finishes to the regular season in recent memory. Well more than half of the 32 teams in the NFL remain in playoff contention heading into Week 17. The 18 teams vying for a Super Bowl are the fourth-most in NFL history, and the most since 2008 when 18 teams were also in contention. Out of 16... Read more →

Bergen Judge rules that school board must disclose agenda attachments prior to meeting

By John Paff (December 28, 2013) On December 24, 2013, Bergen County Superior Court Assignment Judge Peter E. Doyne ruled that the Midland Park Board of Education, which posts its public meeting agendas on-line prior to each meeting, must also post the attachments and appendices referenced in the agenda to the extent that those attachments are not shielded by some recognized privilege. The case is captioned David W. Opderbeck v. Midland Park Board of Education, Docket No. BER-L-8571-13 and Mr. Opderbeck represented himself in the... Read more →

Video (s): $25 Million Spent on EPA Cleanup of Johnson Blvd. Sports Complex, Gloucester City

POSTED HERE ON November 02, 2011 video by CNBNEWS.NET (Gloucester City NJ) NOVEMBER 2, 2011--The William Flynn Veterans Sports Complex, Johnson Blvd. and Middlesex Sts. reopened on November 1 after being closed for two years so that the site could be cleared of radioactive thorium. The sports complex is part of the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund site in Camden County. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Congressmember Robert E. Andrews and Gloucester City Mayor William P. James at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in... Read more →

Parish of Holy Cross opens, "Pope Francis Food Pantry" | cnbnews.net

The Parish of the Holy Cross in Bridgeton recently opened a Food Pantry to respond to the increasing number of poor who come to its doors seeking assistance. The food pantry is in the basement of the Immaculate Conception Convent located at 64 North Street in Bridgeton. Father Vince Guest, pastor, said that "practically every day of the week we get a knock on the rectory or convent door from people in the community seeking assistance." Father Guest stated that "Bridgeton is one of the... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: cnbnews.net

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Cherokee Legend has it that, long ago, Asgahya Galvlati (Man Above) created animals. He instructed Monola (Mother Earth) to cradle these animals, care for them, give them food, shelter, and water. Some animals gave of themselves to feed larger animals. Then came Man. Man chose some animals as food. Others, he attempted to tame in order to watch his campfires and protect him from his enemies. Of those, he took the gentlest males and females and bred them together until their... Read more →

Breaking Down the Barriers to Affordable Housing

With homeownership at its lowest level in decades, the demand for rental housing is high -- and so are the rents. BY TOD NEWCOMBE | JANUARY 2014 Homeownership has been one of the cornerstones of the American dream. But after the massive housing crash, which precipitated the Great Recession, that dream became more of a nightmare for many, prompting millions of former homeowners to become renters. Indeed, the U.S. homeownership rate, according to Deutsche Bank, has dropped to an 18-year low and is only expected... Read more →

A & E lifts suspension on 'Duck Dynasty'

posted here by Sue Calloway CNN December 27, 2013 at 18:03:49 EST Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter says he isn't surprised A & E lifted Phil Robertson's suspension from 'Duck Dynasty'. This article, A & E lifts suspension on 'Duck Dynasty', is syndicated from CNN Video and is posted here with permission. Copyright CNN 2013 Related articles Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson comments following A&E's suspension of her grandfather Duck Dynasty is FAKE?! Read more →

Direct Connection Project to Result in Lanes Closures on I-295, Route 42 Friday Night

DECEMBER 27, 2013 I-295 west and Route 42 south will experience closures between 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. Drivers using two major roadways in southern New Jersey should expect overnight delays as a result of restriping as part of the Direct Connection project. I-295 westbound and Route 42 southbound will experience overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday, Camden County officials announced Friday afternoon. The left lane on I-295 south from the Browning Road overpass to the Creek Road... Read more →

Weekly Entertainment Guide — Mummers, countdowns and fireworks

DECEMBER 27, 2013--Ready to ring in the new year? WHYY's Robin Bloom has a baker's dozen recommendations for countdowns and fireworks in the Philadelphia region. Here are her picks: Fancy the Mummers They’ve been at it for a full year — creating costumes, drilling dance numbers, finishing floats. This New Year’s Day, more than 10,000 will take to the streets. They are Philadelphia’s Mummers and they’ll welcome 2014 just as they have rung in just about every New Year for more than a century. Cold... Read more →

Courier Post Spotlight on Rams Coach Pat Murphy

Posted here on February 11, 2007 Murphy not just a winner on the court Courier Post Feb. 11, 2007 By Kevin Callahan (February 11, 2007)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--They could've posed to be chiseled for a Mount Rushmore of Gloucester Catholic High School boys' basketball coaches. Current Rams coach Pat Murphy was there Saturday afternoon at the Colonial/Tri-County Shootout matchup with Sterling. So were former Gloucester Catholic coaches Ralph Saquella and Tony "Putt" Powers. Only missing from the list of the last four Rams coaches dating back... Read more →

Home Country: Janice Thomas The Most Innovative Art Teacher Since The Invention of Dirt

By Slim Randles CNBNews.net Janice Thomas hasn’t been the valley’s most innovative art teacher since the invention of dirt for nothing, you know. One of her goals has always been to get the community involved in the art scene. She’s gone so far as to invite several well-known artists from the city to come and give demonstrations here. So when Janice once again waltzed into the Mule Barn coffee shop and tacked up a poster, we almost had a foot race to check it out.... Read more →

WATCH: Chip Kelly explains NSFW plan to Riley Cooper during Eagles game

Eliot Shorr-Parks/NJ.com December 26, 2013 at 11:06:01 PM EST PHILADELPHIA -- Chip Kelly has been very clear since he became coach of the Philadelphia Eaglesthat he has one goal and one goal only on offense, and that is to score some points. He apparently tells his players the same thing -- just in a slightly more colorful way. Check out this video of Kelly responding to Riley Cooper on the sideline during a recent Eagles'game, when the wideout asked Kelly what his plan was on... Read more →