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February 2014

Another Major Snowstorm Heading East

AccuWeather Storm graphic Feb. 27, 2014 A major snowstorm Sunday evening through Monday is expected to cause huge disruptions from Chicago to New York City, according to AccuWeather. The heaviest snow is likely to fall Monday afternoon into evening in the coastal Northeast, said Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Snowfall rates at the height of... Read more →

NJState Police Breakup Major International Carjacking Ring, 29 Suspects Arrested

English: New Jersey State Police patch. Made with Photoshop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Immediate Release/February 27, 2014 TOTOWA, N.J. – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that 29 men were charged today in the takedown of a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole luxury cars in New Jersey and New York... Read more →

Aggravated Assault at 5300 building of The Pines Apartments

Press release/February 26, 2014 On February 26, 2014 at 9:28am the Lindenwold Police Department responded to the area of the 5300 building of the Pines at Arborwood Apartments for an assault in progress. As the first officer arrived, he observed a woman on the ground and a male on top of her with his hands... Read more →


By Howard Gillette In representing Camden crime, let's set the picture straight Rolling Stone's December account of Camden's crime problem continues to reverberate. Without referencing the controversial essay by best-selling author Matt Taibbi, the Inquirer subsequently ran a series of puffy reports telling readers how well the new county police force was doing. Today the... Read more →


Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on February 26, 2014 Despite a $52 billion public pension debt, the Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature has ruled out any new reforms to the state retirement system. “If we stay the course the pension system will be fine,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s... Read more →

Feeling, Sensing, and Knowing....Empathy.

By Earl Foster / CNBNews.net The very term "Empathic Psychic Medium" stirs our subjective thoughts and gives us pause. Empathy is to feel, sense and be very aware of the emotions, feelings, and even at times the motives of others. Everyone has at least some degree of empathy. I believe empathy to be a part... Read more →

Accuweather warns of another major wintry precipitation Sunday into Monday

(C) Accuweather.com Keep an eye on the weather forecasts this weekend, as Accuweather.com just published an article saying we could be in for another rough commute Monday morning. From the article: The heaviest snow, ice and rain are likely Sunday night to Monday night. The storm will not only bring the potential for major disruptions... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Epic Jeff Gordon Prank Video will make you laugh.

How about a little fun, and probably a smile, on this 6 degree morning? Nascar driver Jeff Gordon and Pepsi Max team up to pull a hilarious prank on an automotive journalist from the Jalopnik website. This is actually Jeff's second prank video. The first hit viral success last year hitting 42 million views, and... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Local eateries Marlene Mangia Bene and Villaris Lakeside featured at Sam's Club

On a recent visit to Sam's Club in Deptford NJ, I stumbled on to a new promotion they are running... geared to helping out select area business and the two featured currently are Marlene Mangia Bene in Woodbury and Villari's Lakeside in Sicklerville. Since before the holidays, Sam's Club has been promoting national casual eating... Read more →

Ronald J. Volpe, Drummer in the Abbey Rhode Band

(October 2, 1946 - February 24, 2014) Ronald J. Volpe, suddenly, on February 24, 2014, of Mays Landing. Age 67. Beloved husband of Elaine Smith Volpe (nee Priest). Step-father of John Smith. Loving grandfather of Amanda and Jayden and great grandfather of Michael. Dear brother of Michael, Carmen “Chop” (Denise), Cathy Volpe, Linda Berwick, Steve... Read more →

Walter E. Osmola WW II Army Veteran, Retired Boilermaker |cnbnews.net

(May 25, 1922 - February 26, 2014) Walter E. Osmola “Smokey”, on February 26, 2014, of Gloucester City. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Rose (nee Zemaitatis). Loving father of Ted (Celia), Cynthia Keeley (John), Denise Reed (Vince) and Kymberly Blaylock (Todd). Grandfather of Devon, Brooke, Aja, Jason, Brad, Quinn, Andrew, Ryan, Taylor and... Read more →


February 25, 2014 -- (TRN) -- Today, a 60 day countdown has begun until the arrival of Fukushima radiation on the west coast of North America. The mass-media in the United States remains disgracefully silent despite the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) confirming that a massive plume of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is arriving. California,... Read more →

The Protesters' Cry for Freedom

02/24/2014 The international scene in the past couple of weeks was supposed to be a smiling gathering of nations for the Olympics. That has been overshadowed by violence in Ukraine and Venezuela, where protesters are demanding leadership that would address their concerns of freedom, both personal and economic. Where is President Obama? Nile Gardiner, director... Read more →

$20,000 Reward For Information on the Unsolved Suspicious Death of Carol Reiff

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (February 25, 2014) --The Gloucester Township Police Department is requesting information regarding the death of Carol Reiff of Lakeview Apartments in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. Carol Reiff last spoke to family members on Thursday June 20, 2013. Miss Reiff had plans to travel to Manahawkin, NJ to visit family on Friday Morning,... Read more →

ACLU: Newark stop-and-frisk targets black residents more than others

David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger Despite comprising just more than half of Newark’s population, African-Americans make up 75 percent of the stops under the city Police Department’s stop-and frisk-program, a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has found. Read the full story And I'll bet they're committing at least 75 percent... Read more →

Steve Sweeney named administrator of embattled Ironworkers Local 401 in Philadelphia

By Joseph P. Owens | South Jersey Times New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney said tonight he has answered the call to take over embattled Ironworkers Local 401 in Philadelphia less than a week after the union's leadership was indicted on charges including extortion, arson and assault. Read all about it Apparently, criminals and politicians... Read more →


UPDATED FEBRUARY 27, 2014/ 4PM UPDATED FEBRUARY 27, 2014/ 6PM BY WILLIAM E. CLEARY SR. CNBNews Editor David Woods was brutally assaulted in Philadelphia last week by a vicious individual swinging a hammer. Watching the brief video of the attack, captured on a nearby store camera, has a sickening effect on anyone with an ounce... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Weekly Auction/ Includes Video | cnbnews.net

BY SLIM RANDLES/CNBNews.net One of the great pleasures of hanging around down at the livestock auction barn each Saturday morning is being able to take your dog along. Why do we go to the sales barn? We love agriculture, and it’s part of living here to see who buys what and rejoice in their good... Read more →

January Construction Down 13 Percent

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The value of new construction starts fell 13% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485.0 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The downturn followed a healthy performance in December, which was the third highest month for total construction starts... Read more →

Feb. 18, 2001: Dale Earnhardt and Daytona's darkest day

TOM JENSEN/FOX SPORTS NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, taken by official NASCAR photographer Darryl Moran (Photo credit: Wikipedia) February 18, 2001. Every NASCAR fan remembers where they were when they first got the news: Dale Earnhardt had died in the final turn of the final lap at Daytona. Even today, 13 years after he died, those... Read more →

NJ Loses Nearly $8 Million in Standoff Over Affordable Care Act Funds

NJSPOTLIGHT Banking and Insurance Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowski. New Jersey lost a $7.67 million federal Affordable Care Act grant yesterday as state and federal officials failed to reach agreement on how the money could be spent. The crux of the dispute appeared to be over Medicaid costs. While the state largely wanted to use the money... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: This Saturday Browns Shoprite Wiffleball Reunion

PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2007 Category Sports (CNBNews.net) published August 30, 2007--Gaetano's entered the 2007 Tournament slotted as an 8 to 1 favorite. The early odds were based on rumors that both Pat Burrell and Chase Utley would be team members ofGaetano's. Team President Alan Baker stated that Chase had never played wiffleball and Pat would... Read more →

Spring Break? Leave your Fake, says Coalition for a Secure Driver's License

Panama City Beach, Florida, during spring break (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of American college students will spend their Spring break from school on sunny beaches far from home. While most will be law abiding, hundreds a day will be arrested for DUI, vandalism, assault and other crimes.... Read more →

Restaurant Openings and Closings for South Jersey

Jersey Bites Here’s a handy list of some recent restaurant openings and a closing in South Jersey. Be on the lookout for coverage of other regions in the near future. We hope you enjoy this roundup and welcome your input. Please send your tips on new restaurants to info@JerseyBites.com. Open: Estia Greek Taverna, Marlton Estia... Read more →

The New Jersey Money-Sucking-Machine Keeps Chugging Along

Dem leaders adamant that $2.4 billion go to N.J. pension fund (via NewsWorks) As Gov. Chris Christie puts the finishing touches on the budget proposal he will unveil Tuesday, top Democrats in the New Jersey Senate are insisting that the spending plan include the required state payment into the pension system. Acknowledging that Acknowledging that... Read more →


NINE PERCENT RAISE OVER THREE-YEARS Tuesday, February 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, February 25, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and District Council Union 47 signed an eight-year contract. Mayor Nutter’s prepared remarks and a brief summary of contract terms are as follows. Please check against delivery: “I’m very pleased to announce that our... Read more →

Suspect Wanted for Hammer Attack on Gloucester City Resident Surrenders to Authorities

By CNBNews Staff PHILADELPHIA PA (February 25, 2014)—Nathanial Maybin Jr. surrendered to Southwest Detectives with his attorney today, Tuesday, February 25. Maybin is facing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges. Maybin is being charged with attacking David Woods Sr., of Gloucester City with a hammer in front of a deli in West Philadelphia on Thursday,... Read more →

Vincent M. Granato of Westville, Amtrak Employee

(February 1, 1968 - February 19, 2014) Vincent M. Granato, on February 19, 2014, of Westville, formerly of Audubon. Age 46. Loving son of Marjorie L. Shade (Jack Norton). Dear brother of Michael A. Granato and Kathy Granato. Grandson of Marjorie Shade and the late Charles Shade. Uncle of Jessica L. Granato, James Vincent Duke... Read more →


Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on February 24, 2014 New Jersey’s $100K Club of retired public officials has ballooned by 75 percent in the last three years. A total of 1,731 retirees collect $100,000 a year or more from state pensions – an increase of 739 pensioners since 2010, according to a New Jersey Watchdog... Read more →

Police Chief Arrested on Child Pornography Charges | TRN

Brian Fanelli photo from Mount Pleasant Police Dept. (TRN http://www.TurnerRadioNetwork.com ) -- The Police Chief of Mt. Pleasant, NY has been arrested by federal agents on Child Pornography charges. A search warrant was executed this morning at the home of police Chief Brian Fanellii, 54, who was arrested at his home in upstate Mahopac after... Read more →

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Found in Five California Children

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meetingin Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. "Although poliovirus has been eradicated... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Mount Ephraim Police Introduce New Program

August 29, 2007 By BILL BATES CNBNEWS.net (August 29, 2007)Mount Ephraim Police Chief Edward C. Dobleman announced that the department is implementing a new program to the borough. The program is called "Street Smart Is Street Safe" and will help protect our school children, school crossing guards, and the citizens of our community. Residents and... Read more →

Update on the Police Search for “Hammer" Attacker (Video) | cnbnewsnet

BY William E. Cleary Sr. Nathanial Maybin photo provided by Philadelphia Police Dept. WEST PHILADELPHIA - February 24, 2014 (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police say they have identified the suspect who allegedly attacked a local business owner with a hammer. Nathanial Maybin, 29, from the 800 block of S. 56th Street is wanted for the attack... Read more →

Watch: Dashcam video clears New Jersey man

police indicted on assault, falsifying reports By: FreakOutNation.com A Bloomfield, New Jersey man faced a multitude of criminal charges, including eluding police and assault in which he was facing years in prison, until a dashcam video contradicted the version of events given by police. 30-year old Marcus Jeter spoke with ABC affiliate KTRK saying if... Read more →

Sweeney for Governor?

His actions suggest it, if not his words Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger February 23, 2014 at 6:01:00 EST TRENTON — Touring the state. Holding town hall meetings. Chirping away on Twitter. Heading to Israel. No, not Gov. Chris Christie, but the man who these days is acting a lot like he wants to succeed him. Just... Read more →

Sister Anna Eleuteri Succumbs, Served in the South Jersey Area for Decades

Sister Anna Eleuteri, MPF, 93, who served for three decades in Merchantville and Hammonton, died unexpectedly at St. Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh, Morristown, N.J., on Feb. 16. A viewing was held Feb. 21, at St. Lucy Chapel, Villa Walsh, Morristown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Ave Maria Cemetery. Born in Trenton, Sister... Read more →

Nathanial Maybin Wanted for the Vicious Mugging of a Gloucester City Businessman and Resident

WANTED--Nathanial Maybin, age 29, of the 800 block of South 56th Street PHOTO SOURCE Philadelphia PD By CNBNews Staff PHILADELPHIA PA (February 24, 2014)—Philadelphia Police have released the name and a photo of the suspect wanted in connection with the brutal attack on David Woods Sr., of Gloucester City. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon,... Read more →

Williamstown man struck, killed by minivan

Tom Wright-Piersanti/The Star-Ledger February 23, 2014 at 10:47:14 EST A Williamstown man was struck and killed while walking down Hurffville Crosskeys Road early today. GLOUCESTER — A Gloucester County man was killed early this morning when he was hit by a minivan as he walked down the road, according to a report by NBC Philadelphia.... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky

English: Regimental insignia of the United States Marine Special Operations Regiment (Photo credit: Wikipedia) IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand... Read more →

How to Find the Best and Safest Neighborhood

- Tip Sheet by AlarmSystemReport.com Even with the very best home security system, it’s still extremely important for home buyers to find a neighborhood that has all the necessary features, and is safe. The team at AlarmSystemReport.com has created a list of ways buyers can find the ideal, safe neighborhood. Consumers who have been searching... Read more →

GTPD Arrests Two In Reported Stolen Vehicle

Immediate Release On Friday, February 21, 2014 at approximately 1:39 PM, the Gloucester Township Police (GTPD) received a 9-1-1 call for a vehicle that was being operated erratically on Blackwood Clementon Road. As officers saturated the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle, it was determined the vehicle was reported stolen earlier in the... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Have Issued a Warrant for Suspect who Attacked a Gloucester City Resident

By CNBNews Staff PHILADELPHIA PA (February 24, 2014)--The Philadelphia Police Department released a statement today regarding the hammer attack Woods was left with this large incision following Friday's operation photo provided by family on Gloucester City resident David Woods Sr.. According to police they do have a suspect and a warrant has been issued for... Read more →


Immediate Release Ocean County Consumer Affairs officials say if you are not familiar with a telephone number that has called your cell phone, don’t rush to return it because it could be part of a costly scam. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as Chairman of Consumer Affairs, warns consumers of the... Read more →

Father Robert Otto Yori, 84, a Camden Diocese Priest for Five Decades Succumbs

Father Robert Otto Yori, 84, a priest of the Diocese of Camden for over 50 years, died Feb. 15. He had been living in Hazelton, Pa., where he was born and raised, at the time of his death. Father Yori was pastor at St. Casimir Parish in Woodbine for 14 years, 1986-2000. (St. Casimer was... Read more →

CCPD Arrest Suspect Carrying Rifles and Hollow Point Bullets

.45 ACP Federal HST 230gr hollow point cartridge, with two rounds of CCI Standard Velocity .22LR for comparison purposes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Posted on February 22, 2014 by CCPD (Camden, NJ) – A motor vehicle stop Thursday led to the arrest of a male suspect who was in possession of two rifles, hollow point bullets... Read more →

MLK Cougars claim school's first-ever city basketball championship

February 23, 2014/Newsworks Sunday afternoon's Philadelphia Public League Championship tilt was not the best game that the MLK High Cougars boys basketball team played this season. But, when they corralled a rebound just before the buzzer to preserve a 46-44 win over the Constitution High Generals at the Liacouras Center, it became the most historic.... Read more →

Afghanistan War: Two Soldiers Killed by Small Arms Fire

DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class... Read more →

Margarita Brown Named to the Honors List at Fairleigh Dickinson University

MADISON, NJ (02/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Margarita Brown, of Westville, NJ, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ has been named to the Honors List for the Fall 2013 Semester. To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be... Read more →


Hidden in a Heart, A Discovery ‘Beyond Belief’ by Marshall Allen ProPublica, Feb. 21, 2014, 10:56 a.m. Linda Carswell poses at the Langham High School track by a memorial plaque for her husband. Her lobbying and testimony played a crucial role in the Jerry Carswell Memorial Act, a new informed consent for autopsies bill passed... Read more →