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News from the Camden County Prosecutors Office |

April 28, 2014 MAN SHOT AT LINDENWOLD STRIP MALL Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan are seeking information on a shooting in the borough Friday. A 35-year-old Sicklerville man was shot in the left arm about 3:50 p.m. Friday at a strip mall on the 200 block of E.Gibbsboro Road. The man was leaving a Crown Fried Chicken at the strip mall in a four-door Kia when a white Volvo approached his vehicle from behind and two men emerged from the vehicle and opened fire on the Kia. Both men were masked. The victim... Read more →

Flyers Out! Philly Fans Disappointed AGAIN!

Flyers' studs and duds from Game 7; Steve Mason's latest great effort not enough (via NEW YORK – No one can blame this short Flyers playoff run on goaltending. Their long-time Achilles' heel almost carried them out of the first round this time, but Steve Mason looking like Bernie Parent circa 1975 wasn’t enough. The night after winning… Read more →


BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) - U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm turned himself over today to face a 20-count federal indictment accusing him of failing to report restaurant workers' wages, knowingly employing illegal immigrants, and hiding more than $1 million in sales and salaries. According to tax filings with the Internal Revenue Service, the two-term Republican congressman was a managing member and partner in Granny Sayz LLC, which was created in November 2006 and did business on Manhattan's Upper East Side as Healthalicious. "As a former FBI agent, Representative Grimm should understand the motto fidelity, bravery and integrity," said George Venizelos, the FBI's... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Death of Old Ben

by Slim Randles When old Ben died recently, the town was saddened, but probably not for the usual reasons. Ben had been widowed for nearly 20 years and had lived alone in the house where he and Judith had raised their boy, John. He’d had a lot of health problems, there at the last, too. Things weren’t easy for him. Sometimes when a guy is in that shape, people nod and smile slightly at his passing and say, “Well, in a way it’s a blessing, isn’t it.” But not with old Ben. There’s the sailboat, you see. After Judith... Read more →

"Making Church Matter" topic for May 1 Talk

VINELAND NJ--Fr. Michael White, whose parish tripled its weekly Mass attendance and experienced an increase in service to church and community, will speak on “Making Church Matter” on Thursday, May 1, at the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, 1655 Magnolia Road, Vineland, from 1 to 4 p.m. Fr. White is the co-author of Rebuilt and Tools for Rebuilding, books that explore what parishes can do to help renew faith life. He is the pastor of the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Md., a part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In his May 1 presentation Fr. White, along with Brian... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Thought for the Day submitted by Gary B, "I Love Ya!"

The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CNBNews post NOVEMBER 2007 One-day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more 'just one minute.' Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, or say 'I love you.' So while we... Read more →

Motorists Stranded at Brooklawn Circle, School District Job Opening, Transportation Crisis, Bullies

WHAT'S UP in GCity and Elsewhere? YOU DON'T MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE--BROOKLAWN NEW JERSEY (April 30, 2014)Three motorist had to be rescued from flood waters at the Brooklawn Circle today, according to WPVI Action News. The first incidents happened around 3:00 a.m. on Route 130 near the Brooklawn Circle. One driver had to crawl onto the roof of his vehicle and was rescued by a pick-up truck. Police say another motorist was rescued from her Jeep Cherokee. A third motorist became stranded at the same location just before 5:00 a.m. For the full story click here Brooklawn Circle, looking west,... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: The Good and The Bad for November 2007

CNBNews article posted November 9, 2007 By William E. Cleary Sr. CHEERS-The Tree & Beautification Committee planted 12 spruce (Christmas) trees between the War Memorial and Wing Hing Chinese Restaurant on Saturday, October 20. The trees are a great addition to our Broadway business corridor and will be used for decorating during various yearly holidays, starting with the Christmas event on December 1. An additional 20 more trees were planted in various locations throughout the city to complement the existing tree canopy. In addition, this month, a small number of members planted 24 mums at the Iron Lady at Proprietor's... Read more →

Philly Mayor is Concerned About the Public's Health, Bans Smoking in City Parks

Posted on April 29, 2014 by City of Philadelphia How about this idea, ban retail outlets from selling cigarettes and all tobacco products. But wait ! That wouldn't work, Big Government would lose the tax dollars from the sale of cigarettes. So hypocritical . What's your opinion? Photo credit Philadelphia, April 29, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Dr. Donald Schwarz and Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis, signed an Executive Order extending smoke-free regulations to all City parks. Under this order, smoking is prohibited in more... Read more →

Evesham Township PD Need Your Help in Identifylng Suspect

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP NJ (April 28, 2014)--Evesham Township Police Department is attempting to identify a suspect who installed surreptitious surveillance equipment on an ATM located inside the Bank of America, 351 W. Rt. 70. Pictures of the suspect were captured by a security camera inside the ATM when the skimming device was installed. The suspect first attached a small electronic device over the card slot, to record customers’ account information. He then attached a small pin-hole camera to the ATM to record the users entering their PIN number. In most skimming cases the stolen information is later encoded onto blank cards... Read more →

29-Year-Old Yusuf Ibrahim Indicted for Murder of Two Men Who Were Decapitated

view indictment TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a 29-year-old man was indicted today by a state grand jury on charges that he shot two men to death in Jersey City, cut off their heads and hands, and buried their remains in a wooded area in Atlantic County, N.J. The Division of Criminal Justice obtained a 16-count indictment charging Yusuf Ibrahim, 29, of Jersey City, with two counts each of murder, (1st degree), felony murder (1st degree), kidnapping (1st degree), robbery (1st degree), and desecrating human remains (2nd degree), as well as numerous other crimes related... Read more →

Philadelphia Hires Bicycle Transit Systems to Design City's Bike Share System

PHILADELPHIA PA--Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler announced an industry leading team will plan, install and operate Philadelphia’s new bike share system. After a highly competitive process, the City selected Bicycle Transit Systems to plan and operate the system, and B-cycle to provide the bicycles, stations, and technology platform. “Philadelphia has brought together a dream team to launch and operate a world class bike share system. We will launch bike share in Spring 2015 with a 60 station, 600 bike system in Center City, University City, North Philly, West Philly, South Philly and... Read more →

Donald Sterling Fined $2.5 Million and Banned for Life for Making Racist Remarks in Private

Clippers owner banned from NBA for life over race remarks (via AFP) The NBA on Tuesday banned long-time Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that sparked a national firestorm. Three days after a recording surfaced of Sterling urging his girlfriend not… Read more →

Commentary: Online Behavior Affects Decision Making Skills

The Pull of Social Media: Are We Becoming Ever More Individualistic or More ‘Herd-Like’ in Our Decision Making? (via PRWeb) A study in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, published by Cambridge University Press, discusses how online behavior affects decision-making skills. New York, NY (PRWEB UK) 23 April 2014 As our digital universe continues to expand at an exponential rate… Related articles Marijuana commentary not based on evidence Commentary On Education Today's News and Commentary - April 25 Schedule for April 27 - May 3 Read more →

Marianne E. Fickenscher of Gloucester City, age 54

Marianne E. Fickenscher (nee Graff) of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on April 26, 2014 at the age of 54 years. A kind hearted, strong and loving woman, Marianne lived and loved life. She enjoyed bowling, going to the casinos, watching movies and shooting pool. Marianne was a happy woman, but she was happiest when she was spending time and taking care of the apples of her eye, her grandchildren. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Marianne was a resident of Gloucester since 1990. Beloved wife of 27 years to Gerald C.; devoted mother of Gerald Jr. (Aiko) and Matthew John... Read more →

Americans Against The Tea Party: Almost 100 Murders Tied to White Nationalist Site Stormfront

Almost 100 Recent Murders Tied to White Nationalist Site Stormfront (via Americans Against The Tea Party) Recently, Frazier Glenn Miller (or Cross, as he also calls himself) brutally murdered three people at two different Jewish-related locations in Kansas. While he failed to murder any actual Jewish people, as was his intent, he yelled ‘Heil Hitler’… Related articles Missouri Mayor Might Be Impeached After Agreeing With Anti-Semitic Killer's Beliefs Ex-KKK leader behind killings paid for sex with black man dressed as woman: report White Supremacist Busted With Black Trans Prostitute Hate - and Hitler - in the heartland: The arrest of... Read more →

Voorhees Township Police Department Collects 63 Pounds of Unwanted Prescription Drugs : Nixle

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ (April 29, 2014)--The Voorhees Police thank all who participated in our 1st Drug Take Back Day. VTPD collected 63 lbs of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday. These Rx will be properly destroyed and will not fall into the hands of children or our water supply. As always, medication drop off's remain anonymous. Thanks for making this day a success Address/Location Voorhees Township Police Department 1180 White Horse Rd Voorhees, NJ 08043 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-428-5400 via Read more →

Ballets with a Twist Stirs Up Fresh Spirits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Celebrates a Legend with Cocktail Hour at Hamilton Stage “Ballets with a Twist sparkles… sexy, brainy and elegant…” (Dance Informa) Rahway, New Jersey (April 28, 2014) — Suffering from spring fever? Ballets with a Twist has just the remedy! Join New York City’s next-generation dance company for a refreshing batch of cool cocktails at Hamilton Stage on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 1 at 3:00 pm. The company’s fourth season at Hamilton will feature a pair of polar opposite Cocktail Hour premieres: “Eau de Vie,” a breathtakingly bright, frothy... Read more →

ATV Sweep For Illegal Riding Leads To Arrest For Drug Possession And Distribution : Nixle

GTPD Media Release: GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (April 28,2014)--One adult and one juvenile were arrested after officers observed them consuming marijuana in a wooded area behind the Woods Edge development off of Cross Keys Road in Gloucester Township, NJ. Officers working an ATV enforcement detail, came upon Joshua Mecough of the first block of Berkshire Drive, Sewell, NJ and a 17 year old Juvenile male as they were smoking marijuana in a wooded area that is frequented by ATV riders. Further investigation revealed that they were in possession of approximately 1/2 pound of marijuana that was packaged in several individuals bags.... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Former Camden County Freeholder Lives A Double Life

POSTED ON CNBNEWS November 19, 2007 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (November 19, 2007)For many years, former Camden County Freeholder Tom Gurick of Gloucester City led a double life. By day, he was a mild- mannered, elected county official. But, at the stroke of midnight, he would flip a switch, change his name and become Tom Matthews on Philadelphia's top rated CBS station WOGL 98.1 FM. Last week, the "jig was up." Tom was presented with top honors as best overnight host in the market at the 14th annual March of Dimes Achievement in Radio Awards before a crowd of approximately 800... Read more →

Obituary: Matthew Denis Moran, Age 22 Of Gloucester City |

Matthew Denis Moran Age 22. Of Gloucester City Suddenly, On April 16, 2014. Matthew returned to Our Lord. Surrounded by his family and friends. Loving Son of Denis J. Moran and Maureen A. (nee Saunders). Devoted brother of Abby Moran and Emily Moran. Cherished Grandson of Mary A. Moran (nee Tyrrell) and the late Thomas F. Moran. Cherished Grandson of Ralph Saunders and Marge Saunders (nee Pine). Survived by many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and K-9 friend Cody. Matt was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday from... Read more →

Obituary: Regina W. Hagan, age 62 of Gloucester City

Regina W. Hagan Age 62. Of Gloucester City On April 25, 2014. Age 62. (nee Liebrand) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 43 years to William J. Hagan. Loving mother of Susan A. Hagan and William J. Hagan, Jr. Cherished grandmother of Samantha Swayne, Alexis Quinter, William Hagan III, Joseph Repici III and Lilly Liberati. Dear sister of Edward C. Liebrand Jr. (Pat), Joan L. Gugel (Larry) and Maryann T. Liebrand. Also survived by her dear friend Karen Hasenpat (Mark). Regina was a lifelong, devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed the trips with her husband Bill to the... Read more →

Obituary of George N. Rudy, Age 70 Of Oaklyn

George N. Rudy Age 70. Of Oaklyn. Formerly of Bucks County, PA On April 23, 2014. Age 70. Of Oaklyn. Formerly of Bucks County, PA. Survived by his longtime girlfriend and companion, Dawn Laxton. Survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial is private and there are no services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of George N. Rudy. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142 Related articles Obits: Margaret "Peggy" Theckston, of Brooklawn; Dorothy E. Bartley of Oaklyn Patrick J. Rowan Jr. of Oaklyn Succumbs, Administrator/Teacher at Paul... Read more →

Obituary Annamae McCoy, Age 65 Of Gloucester City

Annamae McCoy Age 65. Of Gloucester City Suddenly, On April 23, 2014. Age 65. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Warminster, PA. Cherished wife of 38 years to Buford D. McCoy. Devoted mother of Gary McCoy, Jr. (Sharon), Patricia Andrews, Bonnie “Cookie” Frank, Dwain “Chopper” McCoy (Tiffany) and the late Theresa McCoy. Loving grandmother of Marian, Jessica, Annamae, Kellyann, Frank, Rachel, Mersaydes, Crystal, Randy, Samantha and Daniel. Dear great-grandmom of Haley. Annamae loved her dogs: Molly, Max and Dixie. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Sunday... Read more →

Obituary James Favieri, Age 75 Of Blackwood

James Favieri Age 75. Of Blackwood On April 23, 2014. Age 75. Of Blackwood. Predeceased by his wife Frances, daughter Dawn and brother Louie. Survived by his 5 sons; brother Anthony and sister Patty; 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Life Celebration 8 PM in the funeral home. Cremation private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of James Favieri. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth... Read more →

Obituary Mark Skinner, Age 35 Of Collingswood. Formerly of Gloucester City

Mark Skinner Age 35. Of Collingswood. Formerly Gloucester City Suddenly, on April 23, 2014. Age 35. Of Collingswood. Formerly of Gloucester City. Predeceased by his grandparents Mary and James Cullen. Loving son of Jody Cullen and Gary Skinner. Cherished brother of Amy Acosta (Juan). Beloved grandson of Loretta Skinner and the late John W. Skinner. Cherished nephew of Ronald Skinner, Marge and David Haggerty and Trish and Robert Powell. Also survived by many loving cousins. Mark as an avid Philly sports fan, enjoyed working out at the gym and loved the band Phish. He was a 1997 graduate of Collingswood... Read more →

Obituary James T. Kuktelionis, Age 60 Of Gloucester City

James T. Kuktelionis Age 60. Of Gloucester City. Joined his parents Joseph and Mary and brother Jackie on April 22, 2014. Age 60. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 20 years to Ruth. Loving father of Jenica Kolb (Rich), Jaimi Kuktelionis (Neil), Lori Kelly (Steve), Jillian Kuktelionis (Joe), Angel Kuktelionis and James Kuktelionis. Cherished grandfather of Avery, Haylie and Ethan. Dear brother of Mary Praul and Joseph Kuktelionis (Jean). Also survived by many nieces and nephews and the “bad kids stick together”. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 PM McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME:... Read more →

Obituary Matthew J. Hildebrandt, Age 31 Of Williamstown, Formerly of Gloucester City

Matthew J. Hildebrandt Age 31. Of Williamstown On April 17, 2014. Age 31. Of Williamstown. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving father of Matthew J. Hildebrandt, Jr. Cherished son of John W. and Kathleen C. Hildebrandt (nee Pearce). Beloved brother of John W. Hildebrandt, Jr. (Jessica) and David P. Hildebrandt (Kirsten). Loving boyfriend of Alexis Fowler. Cherished uncle of John W. III, Tyler A., Natalie C. and David P. Jr. Beloved grandson of Marian Hildebrandt. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Matthew excelled in sports in Gloucester City throughout his youth. He was a loving and caring father... Read more →

Obituary Ida Brown, Age 87. Of Maple Shade. Formerly Jersey City

On April 21, 2014. (nee Krawczyk) Age 87. Of Maple Shade. Formerly of Jersey City. Loving wife of the late Alfred Brown. Cherished mother of the late Linda Brown. Survived by many nieces, nephews and beloved caregiver and niece Joan DelGrosso. Cremation private and Inurnment private with her late husband and late daughter in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Ida Brown. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City) Read more →

Obituary Steven Leo Carr, Age 51 Of Gloucester City

Steven Leo Carr, Sr. Age 51. Of Gloucester City Steve Carr, loved by all, went home to our Lord in Heaven on April 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Pattie (nee Rink); his sons Nate and Leo; mother Marion Carr; father James (Bert) Carr and brother James. Predeceased by sister Diane Benner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday from 12 Noon to 2 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Eulogies and Prayers will begin at 2 PM in funeral home. Cremation will... Read more →

Two Pennsville Police Officers Hurt by Rowdy Crowd at Riverview Beach Park

2 Pennsville police officers attacked, hurt in melee at football league fundraiser (via PENNSVILLE TWP. — Two township police officers were hospitalized after being attacked while attempting to remove a rowdy crowd from a fundraising fair at Riverview Beach Park late Friday night, officials said. At least one civilian was also hurt… Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Bishop Galante Discusses the Future of Saint Mary's Grammar School

source Media Release POSTED CNBNews November 29, 2007 " I accept the cluster steering committee recommendation that St. Mary School, Gloucester remain as presently configured. It also will be expected to grow current enrollment, implement institutional advancement programs, re-constitute their school boards and operate with a balanced budget, " Bishop Galante Good afternoon. Last year I announced to the people of the Diocese the start of a comprehensive elementary school planning initiative to strengthen Catholic school education in the six southern counties of New Jersey. This process was given the name "Faith in the Future" in recognition of how important... Read more →

Obituary: Anna M. Delfi of Bellmawr age 88

(December 31, 1925 - April 26, 2014) Anna M. Delfi, on April 26, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 88. Dear cousin of James Giarrizzo. There will be a viewing from 9 to 10am Thursday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W.Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 10am in church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. via Related articles Josephine Talia, of Bellmawr, Past President of VFW Post 9563 Ladies Auxiliary/ Robert E. Swanson Jr., Retired Bellmawr Police Officer and Volunteer Fireman Succumbs Bernice W. Ott, of Bellmawr, Retired Employee of the Camden County Election Board... Read more →

Gold Reserves Revaluation on the Horizon

How Gold & Mining Companies Will Respond to the Coming Big Reset (via . The U.S.’s official gold reserves, which are still listed at 8,000 tons, are valued at the historical cost price of $42/oz. A revaluation toward $4,200/oz would grow the value of these gold reserves from the current $11 billion ($11B) to $1.1… Read more →

Philly School District Unveils $2.49 Billion Budget

Beyond 'doomsday': Philadelphia School District unveils its 'empty shell' budget Dealing with mom's baggage after decades of hoarding As safety bills sit in committee, Delaware school districts make their own improvements (via NewsWorks) If it seems like we've been here before, we have. But now it's worse. On Friday, the Philadelphia School District unveiled a $2.49 billion budget that will cause drastic reductions to services and staff unless additional funds are secured. The district… Read more →

OBITUARY: Mary L. Carbone, of Bellmawr, age 85

(October 5, 1928 - April 27, 2014) Mary L. Carbone (nee Izzi), on April 27, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 85. Devoted wife of 58 years of the late Patrick Carbone. Beloved mother of Peter Carbone (Joyce), Patrick Carbone, Jr. (Carol), Michael Carbone (Bonnie), John Carbone (Justina) and Cathi-Ann Cowart (Anthony). Loving grandmother of Patrick, III, Katrina, Jason, Nicole, John, Anthony, Nicholas and Kaylee. Also survived by ten great grandchildren. There will be visitation from 9:30 to 10:30am Friday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 10:30am in church. Interment New... Read more →

Two Pedestrians Struck by Vehicle, One Victim is Dead, the Other in Serious Condition: Nixle

PRESS RELEASE VOORHEES TWP. NJ April 27, 2014-- At approximately 8:21pm Voorhees Police Units were dispatched to a pedestrian motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Evesham Road & Kresson Road. Investigation by police revealed the following: A 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck, operated by a Medford resident, was traveling Eastbound on Evesham Road when it struck two Cherry Hill residents (mother/daughter) that were attempting to cross Evesham Road at Kresson Road. Both female victims have been identified as, Serafina Fel (age 63, mother) and Anna Veksler (age 38, daughter). They were both taken to Cooper Trauma Hospital for their... Read more →

What Are Your Thoughts on Affirmative Action?

Poll: Do you support Affirmative Action? (via A Logan Township man is suing the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School district claiming he wasn't hired as a teacher because he is white. Brian Shields claims in his federal lawsuit that the former superintendent interviewed him and told him… Read more →

Mrs. Patricia B. Murtaugh Succumbs, GHS Alumnus Class of '55; “Live well, laugh often, love much”

Patricia B (nee Bryson) Murtaugh, aged 76 years, passed away suddenly on April 24, 2014. Born in Camden and raised in Gloucester City, Pat proudly graduated from Gloucester High School with the Class of 1955. A few years later, she met a young man, Charles Murtaugh, a Westville boy who had recently returned home from the Service. They fell in love and shared 55 years of married life together. Pat held several office-related jobs during her life, but her most important job was that of homemaker where she gave of herself so lovingly to create a wonderful, happy home for... Read more →

Gloucester County Grand Jury Indictments

Gloucester County indicts: Drug possession, resisting arrest charges (via WOODBURY — The following people were indicted by a Gloucester County grand jury this week. — Michelle T. Bradford, 31, of Pennsvile for charges of theft and criminal mischief in Woodbury on Nov. 15, 2013. — Christine E. Ewald, 27, of Pennsville… Related articles Wanted in Gloucester County: Tina A. Banks of Clayton Boys Tennis: South Jersey Times Gloucester County Open pairings Gloucester County Grand Jury Indicts Deptford Man on Murder Charges | Gloucester County Grand Jury 17 Indictments Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Philadelphia Receives $525,000 Grant to Teach People How to Walk

Philadelphia, April 25, 2014 – The City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the City was selected for a for a $525,000 grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to expand pedestrian safety education and enforcement efforts. Philadelphia is one of only three cities nationally to receive a grant among dozens that applied. Philadelphia was the only city in Pennsylvania that met the criteria to be considered for the grant. “We reduced pedestrian involved accidents in Philadelphia by 10 percent between 2007 and 2012, but our work... Read more →

Rangers Take Control of Game 5 Battle to 4-2 Victory over Flyers

Rangers were able to forget about disallowed power play goal from Martin St. Louis (via NEW YORK— There would have been some anger in the Garden after Sunday's fifth game against the Flyers had the Rangers not battled their way to a 4-2 victory. That's because a second period power play goal from Martin St. Louis was disallowed and probably… Read more →

Monmouth County Woman Charged with Attempting to Steal More Than $500,000

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Monmouth County woman has been indicted for allegedly attempting to steal more than $500,000 by submitting over 100 fraudulent invoices to her insurance company for reimbursement for medical services that she never received. Donna Dzienisiewski, 40, of Middletown, was charged yesterday (April 24) with second-degree health care claims fraud, second-degree attempted theft by deception, second-degree theft by deception, second-degree identity theft, and fourth-degree falsifying records. “This indictment alleges that the defendant callously attempted to defraud her insurance company of half a million dollars, ultimately obtaining more than $140,000,” Acting... Read more →

Man Charged with Stealing More Than $100,000 Worth of Equipment

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Bergen County man has been indicted for allegedly stealing two vehicles, numerous high-wattage portable generators, jackhammers, and various other equipment, and fencing three of those generators in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Louis R. Milito, 40, whose last known residence was in Edgewater, N.J., was charged yesterday (April 24) with second-degree theft by unlawful taking, third-degree issuing bad checks, and third-degree fencing. “By selling much-coveted generators that he knew were stolen, this defendant illegally profited from Superstorm Sandy, a catastrophic phenomenon that left so many people in New Jersey... Read more →

dress barn Partners with StoryCorps to Celebrate Moms through Storytelling

Mahwah, NJ – dressbarn, who has been providing women a value priced destination for fashion and amazing gift giving ideas for decades, is partnering with the story preservation organization StoryCorps this Spring to celebrate mothers and stories of motherhood. Visitors to the Tell Me a Story microsite ( are invited to share their most memorable Mom story, either written or in audio form, from now until May 11. The chosen winner will receive a trip for two to Chicago to record his or her special story in a StoryCorps booth, along with a $500 dressbarn gift card. To reinforce their... Read more →

NJ Schools Releasing Anti-Bullying Grades

NJ schools start releasing anti-bullying grades (via (March 5, 2014)--New Jersey schools began releasing new anti-bullying grades yesterday that measure their efforts to protect students from harassment and create a safe school climate. All districts were required to complete a 20-page self-assessment developed by the… Related articles Principal Threatened Special Needs Student With Wiretapping Charges After He Recorded Bullies NJ Middle School Now a Hug-Free Zone NJ school can sue classmates for bullying student, judge rules In Second Year of Anti-Bullying Act, Reports Drop Sharply in NJ Schools Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill Into Law Strengthening Protections for LGBT... Read more →

FreakOutNation Reporter Mocks Cardinal Dolan's View Point on Hobby Lobby Controversy

Cardinal Timothy Dolan defends Hobby Lobby, says women can get birth control at 7-Eleven (via FreakOutNation) Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended Hobby Lobby’s objections to Obamacare by explaining that females can obtain contraceptives at 7-Eleven stores. Dolan thanks heaven for 7-Eleven and we all know that women shop for birth control at the local convenience… Related articles The Republican War WIth Stupidity - 'Top Catholic Leader Defends Hobby Lobby, Claims Women Can Just Buy Birth Control At 7-11′ Cardinal Defends Hobby Lobby, Says Women Can Get Birth Control at 7-Eleven (Video) The Good Book Taught Badly?: Okla. School District Approves Hobby... Read more →

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION? President Weighs In on Alleged Racist Remarks by Owner of Clippers

Uproar after alleged racist remark by NBA team owner (via AFP) President Barack Obama on Sunday joined leading US sports figures in condemning racist remarks allegedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the NBA's top basketball teams. The gossip website TMZ on Saturday posted an audio recording… Related articles NBA investigating Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist remarks NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner Read more →

The Gloucester Township Police Department Annual Awards Night May 1 : Nixle

Gloucester Township PD media advisory The Gloucester Township Police Department will join thousands of police departments throughout the United States in celebrating National Police Week - May 11th to May 17th, 2014. In honor of National Police Week, the Gloucester Township Police Department will be holding the 5th Annual Awards Night on Thursday May 1st, 2014 at 7:30 pm. This event will take place at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre at Camden County College. Awards will be given to honor police officers and citizens that have made extraordinary contributions to the safety and well being of the Gloucester Township community.... Read more →

Elizabeth Krotulis Earns Dean's List Honors at Saint Joseph's University

The Hawk - Saint Joseph's University mascot (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Elizabeth Krotulis of Belmar, NJ earned Dean's List honors at Saint Joseph's University for the Fall 2013 semester. Krotulis is majoring in English at the University. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean's List status for a semester. Background: Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive,... Read more →