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January 2014

VIDEO:Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers, Armed Robbery-

El Manatial Store 303 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood New Jersey on Friday January 24, 2014 10 AM: SOURCE NIXLE The suspect, seen operating a silver 4 door early 2000's Buick with damage to the passenger's side and no front tag, exits the vehicle and attacks the victim as he enters... Read more →


CREW: NY Congressman Michael Grimm Threatens Reporter

Michael Grimm, member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) source Citizens for Responsible and Ethics in Washington (CREW) WASHINGTON DC (January 30, 2014)--Just when you think Congress has hit rock bottom, a member goes and digs the hole a little deeper. Unsurprisingly, that member is an ethically... Read more →


Wall Township Residents Named to Dean's List at Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN, CT (01/29/2014)(readMedia)-- The following area residents were named to the the dean's list at Quinnipiac University for the Fall 2013 semester: Andriana Anlas of Wall Township, NJ Kerri O'Keefe of Wall Township, NJ To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5... Read more →


Elizabeth Music Teacher Arrested for the Distribution of Child Pornography

Edison, N.J. - An investigation by the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) has led to arrest of a music teacher from Elizabeth for downloading and sharing child pornography from his home computer. The 5-month investigation focused on the alleged sharing of... Read more →


Denise T. Porter, of Bellmawr, Area Nurse

(August 7, 1955 - January 28, 2014) Denise T. Porter, on January 28, 2014, of Bellmawr, formerly of Phila., PA. Age 58. Beloved wife of Joseph. Devoted mother of James, Joseph, Jason, Angela, Kimberly, and Joseph III. Loving grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Joe, Patricia, and Kevin. Also survived by... Read more →


The Wolf of Wall Street: Sex. Drugs. Rock & Roll

Sex. Drugs. And rock & roll. And a whole lot more drugs. Welcome to lavish world of Martin Scorsese’s Wall Street epic, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in perhaps his most off the wall (not to mention finest) performance yet, this film is destined to a long legacy... Read more →


Local Finance Board Decides to make Meeting Minutes Public

By John Paff, Chairman New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project In an earlier post (on-line here), I wrote about my December 30, 2013 lawsuit against the New Jersey Local Finance Board (LFB). With AttorneyWalter Luers' assistance, I sued the LFB because it had refused to provide me with unredacted... Read more →


BEAZER HOMES WILL NOT BE BUILDING MEADOWBROOK II /cnbnews.net

POSTED May 14, 2007 By William E. Cleary Sr. / CNBNews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 14, 2007)--Rumors have been circulating for several weeks about the housing project planned for the old GAF property at Charles and Water Streets being cancelled. The plans for the development, which was called Meadowbrook II, were... Read more →


Jersey City boxing legend Jimmy Dupree was champ in and out of ring

Patrick Villanova/The Jersey Journal January 31, 2014 at 10:00:27 EST Follow @JJournalSports photo credit BoxRec.com It was March of 2001 and 13-year-old Tyrell Wright was looking for an outlet. It came in the form of a boxing gym on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City, and more specifically the man... Read more →


Bellmawr Resident Erica Pirolli Named to Dean's List at Ithaca College

The Ithaca College Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ITHACA, NY (01/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Erica Pirolli a resident of Bellmawr, NJ, and a senior Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major in Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester. From day one, Ithaca College... Read more →


Employees in Pennsylvania Company Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare

JAN 30, 2014 • BY DANIEL HALPER /http://www.weeklystandard.com A local news station brings viewers inside one Pennsylvania company as the employees there learn about their new health care plans under Obamacare: "Look at the numbers," says the reporter of two employees. "Jeff and Dave used to have a $1,250 deductible .... Read more →


Peggy Jean Markellos, Founder of the Miss Bellmawr Pageant

(August 14, 1925 - January 28, 2014) Peggy Jean Markellos (nee Hayes), on January 28, 2014, of Lindenwold, formerly Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Peter M. Markellos. Devoted mother of Michael D. Markellos of Lindenwold. Loving grandmother of Rev. Christopher M. Markellos, Nicholas P. (Stefanie) Markellos, and Michelle... Read more →


Gloucester Twp: Human Trafficking Arrests (Video)

source NIXLE GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP (January 30, 2014)--Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk, Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle, Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh, Magnolia Police Chief John Evans, Runnemede Police Chief Mark Diano, Pine Hill Police Chief Christopher Winters and Winslow Township Police Chief Robert Stimelski... Read more →


John F. Mahoney of Belmar Graduates from Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (01/30/2014)(readMedia)-- John F. Mahoney of Belmar graduated from Clemson University Dec. 19, 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management. Mahoney was among more than 1,100 students who received degrees from President James F. Barker, who presided over his final graduation ceremony before stepping down after 14 years... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Where Do Taxpayers Have the Highest Total Unfunded Pension Liability?

A new report examines pension liabilities for all types of retirement systems in select jurisdictions, showing sizable fiscal burdens in some cities. BY MIKE MACIAG | JANUARY 24, 2014 Closely-scrutinized unfunded pension liability figures paint a bleak picture in cities’ financial statements. But in some cases, local taxpayers are actually on... Read more →


Ecosave Move Expected to Create 125 New Jobs at Navy Yard

Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1942, USS Gherardi, at left, and USS Butler, ready for launching (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philadelphia, January 25, 2014 - Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today that Australian energy efficiency firm Ecosave, Inc. has chosen the Philadelphia Navy Yard as the location for its U.S. headquarters. This move further... Read more →


Operation Billboard: Two Defendants Sentenced to Prison on Racketeering and Drug Charges

They were members of the ring that distributed heroin in Camden. Nine have been sentenced to state prison since November in “Operation Billboard” Click on image to enlarge TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that two defendants were sentenced to prison today as members of a major narcotics... Read more →


HHS Releases Poverty Guidelines For 2014

SHORT TAKES ON NEWS & EVENTS By Jordan Rau JANUARY 27TH, 2014, 5:00 AM The federal government has released slightly higher poverty level guidelines for 2014, but those won’t alter the income thresholds that are being used now to determine what kind of financial assistance is available to buy insurance under... Read more →


Local Men Involved with NFL Super Bowl XLVIII

Former Gloucester City resident John Pierman is one of hundreds of people preparing the MetLife Stadium for this Sunday's NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game. By CNBNews EAST RUTHERFORD NJ--This week John Pierman has one of the best jobs in the world. He is working with hundreds of other people at the... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: IT MIGHT BE THE SOLENOID

BY Slim Randles/CNBNEWS.NET Whenever my lack of mechanical prowess threatens to surface, I sure miss the solenoid. It was always there for us, lurking under the hood somewhere, and always – always – it was waiting to malfunction. It was handy, every mechanic knew where it was - like tonsils -... Read more →


Super Bowl tax bite: Broncos, Seahawks must pay NJ taxes

Ted Sherman/The Star-Ledger January 26, 2014 at 6:15:00 EST When Peyton Manning takes the field at MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowlnext weekend, there is one defender he will have absolutely no chance of evading. The tax man. The state Division of Taxation will be taking a cut of the Denver... Read more →


Former Philly Cop Found Guilty of Lying to Feds

PHILADELPHIA - Robertito Fontan, 42, a former narcotics officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, was found guilty today of two counts of making false statements to federal investigators concerning his romantic relationship with one of the police department’s confidential informants. In 2003, Fontan recruited Person #1 to become a confidential informant... Read more →


Nicky Skins: The wiseguy with a wire

Inside Jersey Staff January 14, 2014 By George Anastasia/For Inside Jersey They said he was a “good man” and “solid as a rock.” Nicholas “Nicky Skins” Stefanelli They said he had the right bloodlines, that his father had been one of them before him. And that, they all agreed, was important.... Read more →


Batter Up: Gloucester City Ready to Play Ball

The new sports complex as a work in progress by Dawn Watson/cnbnews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 29,2014)--Baseball is as American as apple pie. And GloucesterCity is about to become one of the most popular places in America to play softball. But, let’s begin at the beginning… Beginning in the late 1890’s... Read more →


The President Won't Be Needing You

Amy Payne January 29, 2014 at 6:30 am President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about. After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help... Read more →


Lebanon County Clerk of Courts charged with failing to report DUI convictions to PennDOT

HARRISBURG PA-- Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against Lebanon County Clerk of Courts Lisa Arnold, 48, of the unit block of S. 5th Ave., Lebanon, for allegedly failing to report DUI convictions and other information to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). As the Clerk of Courts, Arnold... Read more →


NEW JERSEY FACES ‘HARD TRUTH’ OF SERVICES VERSUS PENSIONS

Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on January 28, 2014 New Jersey’s public pension crisis will soon hit the fan. Chris Christie sounded the alarm near the end of his 2014 State of the State address. After speaking of plans to improve education, fight crime, expand health care, lower taxes and grow... Read more →


GTPD Wanted Person Captured By US Marshals Service

Marshal-star (Photo credit: Wikipedia) News release/January 28, 2014 GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On December 18, 2013 shortly after 1:00 PM, a patrol officer from the Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) attempted a motor vehicle stop on a 2001, 4 door, silver Honda Accord with Tennessee registration after he observed a violation. The driver... Read more →


CAMDEN DIOCESE: Catholic Professionals Meet for Faith and Eggs

CHERRY HILL NJ--Recording artist Andy Cooney spoke to business professionals on Friday, Jan. 10 about his Catholic faith, his family, and the importance of service to others, at the Catholic Business Network of Southern New Jersey's monthly breakfast, at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill. Forty business professionals came together to... Read more →


Big Timber Creek Ice Jam Tuesday Morning

Mark Matthews/CNBNews BELLMAWR NJ (January 28, 2014)--With the temperatures hanging in the teens again on Tuesday morning, the Big Timber Creek looks more passable on foot then boat. Photo is from the Hargrove's Marina in Bellmawr, looking towards Westville and the Rt 47 bridge. Read more →


Area Blue Cross Companies Dealing with Disgruntled Customers | Kaiser Health News

By Robert Calandra and Stacey Burling, The Philadelphia Inquirer JAN 24, 2014 This story was produced in partnership with Paige Wolf has been buying health insurance from Independence Blue Cross for years. So when the self-employed public relations professional learned that she could buy a top-of-the-line platinum plan for less than... Read more →


Reputed Philly Mob Boss, Joe Ligambi, Freed after Two Trials | NEWSWORKS

The reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob is a free man after beating two racketeering trials over two years. Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi quietly left the U.S. courthouse Tuesday morning with his brother and nephew and jumped into a waiting car. His release comes after the Justice Department decided not to... Read more →


Ocean City Pays Ex-Con $13,131 to End K-9 Lawsuit

Robert Petnick had claimed he was injured by a K-9 dog during an arrest. Robert Petnick. Credit: N.J. Department of Corrections Ocean City agreed to pay an ex-convict $13,131.43 to end a lawsuit that claimed he suffered "emotional and physical injuries" during his apprehension by Ocean City police and a K-9... Read more →


GROWING UP GLOUCESTER: The Wedding "Crashers" | cnbnews.net

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ: In the 50's and 60's it was common practice for many teenagers and young adults (both sexes) in South Jersey and Philly to "crash" a wedding reception on Saturday night. It was the thing to do. It didn't matter whether or not you knew the wedding couple. Some... Read more →


Gun Crisis in Philadelphia

January 26, 2014 The Gun Crisis Reporting Project Police look for evidence after 26-year-old Amber Long was shot to death during an apparent robbery last week in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek. Five weekend incidents – including two fatalities —... Read more →


Authorities Warn Consumers to be Wary of Super Bowl Scams | cnbnews.net

press release NEWARK – With Super Bowl XLVIII fast approaching, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded New Jersey sports fans, and those planning on coming to the Garden State for the big game, to beware of opportunistic scams that have been known to occur during major sports events.... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Guess What Group is Getting Food Stamps at an Alarming Rate

Rachel Sheffield January 16, 2014 at 11:48 am Newscom Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp... Read more →


Colleen Maher Named to Dean's List at Alvernia University | cnbnews.net

press release READING, PA (01/27/2014)(readMedia)-- Colleen Maher, of Wall, N.J., has been named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester as a Senior Occupational Therapy major at Alvernia and a graduate of Wall High School. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must carry a semester GPA... Read more →


22 Deaths in Western Pennsylvania Related to Deadly Mix of Heroin and Fentanyl

10 grams of no.3 heroin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Heroin syringe (Photo credit: Thomas Marthinsen) January 27, 2014/press release Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane released the following statement today regarding the recent rash of heroin overdoses in Western Pa.: "There have been 22 deaths in Western Pennsylvania believed to be caused... Read more →


Ligambi Acquitted of Witness tampering; Jury Deadlocked on other Counts

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 24, 2014)--A reputed Philadelphia mob boss may again fight off a conviction after a gambling and racketeering retrial. A jury Friday has acquitted 74-year-old Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi of witness tampering and remains deadlocked on three other charges. They must now decide if the deadlock is final. The... Read more →


Podcast: Outsourcing Labor, Injuries to the Growing Temp Industry

by Minhee Cho ProPublica, Jan. 24, 2014, 11:24 a.m.Listen Now Download this episode Tonya Washington, 36, puts her hand on a plaque at a memorial garden for her son, Day Davis, at the Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 16, 2013, one year after Davis, a temp worker, died... Read more →


Roe V. Wade and Some of the Best Reporting on Abortion

by Blair Hickman, Christie Thompson and Kara Brandeisky ProPublica, Jan. 22, 2014, 2:25 p.m. Anti-abortion activists protest in front of the White House, the day before the annual March for Life. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the legal battles over abortion in the... Read more →


The Dr. Is Out: Manahawkin Doctor’s Office Raided | Ocean Signal

January 25,2014 After Doctor Caught Illegally Prescribing Narcotics By the Ocean Signal MANAHAWKIN – Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Director Eric T. Kanefsky today announced the arrest of Doctor Liviu T. Holca, and the closure of his Manahawkin practice for unlawfully distributing the... Read more →


Op-Ed: Rewarding Innovation to Avoid Head Injury Risk | cnbnews.net

By Jeffrey R. Immelt and Roger Goodell This is the time of the year when the eyes of fans and media are trained squarely on the best two teams in football. As big as the Super Bowl is, however, it’s one game among thousands of football games that are played in... Read more →


DON'T RUN CALL 911: Billboard Companies Donate Space for Important Message | cnbnews.net

BY CNBNEWS PENNSAUKEN NJ (January 27,2014)--A billboard supporting New Jersey’s Overdose Prevention Act has recently been erected on Route 130 North, Pennsauken near Connie Mac’s. Another billboard with a similar message will be seen in February on River Road, Camden City. Patty DiRenzo of Blackwood, fought hard for a good samaritan... Read more →


Thought for the Day: The Good Old Days

What this generation missed and will never understand. My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach.... and what about licking those beaters after that cake was mixed ..... but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.......... Read more →


Rally to Save Canada Postal Service Draws Thousands

OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Thousands of postal workers and supporters rallied in Ottawa on Sunday to send a message to Canada Post and the Harper federal government about their plan to end door-to-door mail delivery and hike postage rates. "The Conservatives are wrong to think that people are going... Read more →