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April 2014

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 →

"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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Authorities Searching for Elizabeth Rodriguez

UPDATE APRIL 27, 2014: Elizabeth Rodriguez came home to her family this evening and is fine. Thanks to all for their concern. ~CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTORS OFFICE The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Chesilhurt Police Department were notified at 12:23 p.m. Saturday that Elizabeth Rodriguez, F/15, of 302 Grant Avenue in Chesilhurst, had not been seen since midnight, after telling her grandparents she was going outside to feed the cat. Elizabeth is five feet, three inches tall and weights about 170 pounds. She has dark brown hair, brown eyes and was wearing a long sleeved dark or blue shirt, blue shorts... Read more →


UPDATE: The “Gosnell” movie hit a new milestone Saturday. The crowdfunding campaign topped $1 million, which makes it the largest non-celebrity film on any crowdfunding website, according to the movie’s producers. Thousands of donors have made pledges totaling more than $900,000 to finance a movie about Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell — making it the most successful film ever on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Phelim McAleer, co-producer of “Gosnell,” will speak at The Heritage Foundation next week about the project. He said it will take $2.1 million to produce the film. McAleer and partner Ann McElhinney launched the crowdfunding campaign... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: The Platinum Plated Spork

TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE April 25, 2014 --There is a reason your flatware drawer has forks, knives, and spoons instead of dozens of sporks. Each utensil is good at something; sporks may claim to be the jack of all utensil trades, but they are master of none. Now imagine that a dozen sporks would cost you more than a dozen complete sets of silverware. In that case outfitting your house with sporks would take you from eccentric to foolish. The new fighter the Pentagon is buying - the most expensive weapon acquisition in history at nearly $400 billion and rising... Read more →

Fire at Millbridge Garden Apartments, the Cause is Unknown, Fire Displaces Two Residents

GLoucester Township Police NIXLE Media Release: GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP (April 25,2014)-Sixteen apartments were evacuated this afternoon as fire crews worked to extinguish a late afternoon fire at the Millbridge Garden Apartments. Police officers arrived on location to find a heavy smoke and fire condition coming from a second floor apartment in the 800 Building. Officers then went door to door in the building to evacuate any residents that may have been home. Fire personnel from the Chews Landing, Blackwood, Lindenwold, Runnemede, Lambs Terrace and Deptford Fire Departments arrived on location and quickly knocked the fire down. One firefighter sustained a knee... Read more →

South Jersey Business Scene: Sickles Market Will Host a Barbecue on Saturday and Sunday

RELATED: SOUTH JERSEY BUSINESS SCENE LITTLE SILVER: GRASS-FED GRILL FEST (via redbankgreen) (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS This weekend Sickles Market in Little Silver will host a barbecue on Saturday and Sunday featuring the market’s new selections of grass-fed beef. Grass-fed beef, for the uninitiated, differs from… Related articles Barbecue Beef-Filled Biscuits Recipe Weird Things You Can BBQ Sign up for Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia's 2013 Road Race/Walk What defines Chow Town? These 52 thoughts are a start Dickey's Barbecue in Stockton Throws Texas Sized Party Thursday Read more →

Mr. Harry Harder, Jr. of Bellmawr, WWII Army Veteran, Retired PSE&G Employee |

(May 8, 1923 - April 24, 2014) Harry Harder, Jr., on April 24, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 90. Went home to be with his beloved wife, the late Betty (nee Coolen). Devoted father of Barbara Gosewisch (Mark) and the late Beth Kyler. Dear father-in-law of Greg Kyler. Loving grandpop of Jason, Brittany, Allison, Ashley and Ben and great grandpop of Paige, Jason and Kolton. Predeceased by 4 siblings. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Harry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from PSE&G after 30 plus years of service. Services... Read more →

Christie Continues to Flout the Law and Fight Transparency in State Government

English: Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GOV. CHRISTIE SHEDS HIS ‘OPEN AND HONEST’ REFORMER DISGUISE Analysis by Mark Lagerkvist (Posted on April 24, 2014)- -Chris Christie’s office sends New Jersey Watchdog a message every other Tuesday – a reminder of how the governor and his staff flout the law and fight transparency in state government. “This email serves to hereby request a two-week extension regarding your OPRA request nos.W82964 and W82965,” it states. Since January, the governor has so far taken seven two-week extensions. Under OPRA – the state Open Public Records Act – a governmental... Read more →

New Jersey has the Highest Percentage of Foreclosures in the Nation

Explainer: Just How Bad Is New Jersey's Foreclosure Crisis? (via NJSpotlight) Early this year, banking and real-estate analysts concluded that New Jersey had achieved a dubious distinction, passing Florida to become the state with the highest percentage of foreclosure among mortgaged homes, 6.2 percent as calculated by CoreLogic… Read more →


press release Crimes committed between April 18 through April 21, 2014 Residential Burglary: reported 4-20-2014 2342hrs Location: 300 block of Colfax St. Occurred Between: 1450 - 2305hrs 4-20-2014 Resident returned to home and found same to have been entered with someone still possibly inside. The resident went to neighbor's home to call and wait for police to arrive. When the officers arrived a search located no persons inside the house but a pool ladder had been placed against the house giving access to same via a unlocked second floor window. According to the resident only a watch valued at approx.... Read more →

Glassboro Police Department Investigating Strong Arm Robbery at the Doubletree Shopping Center

Glassboro Police Dept. is investigating a strong armed robbery that occurred on 04/22/14 at 14:15 hours in the parking lot of Bottom Dollar, Doubletree Shopping Center. The victim was leaving the store and when she got to her vehicle a black Dodge Ram pickup with chrome grille and rims sped up to her. The suspect exited the vehicle, called to her to get her attention as he was running to her and then grabbed her purse. A short struggle resulted until the purse straps broke allowing the suspect to flee in the vehicle. The late model Dodge Ram, possible Delaware... Read more →

Nutter's New ICE Detainer Policy Will Put More Violent Criminal Aliens on Philly Streets

Nutter’s executive order on ICE detainers will put more violent criminal aliens on Philly’s streets (via NewsWorks) When Arizona tried to enforce its own standards on illegal immigration, that state was told immigration is exclusively a federal matter. But Philadelphia seems to think it can enforce its own standards on illegal immigration independent of federal law… Read more →

High Intensity Patrols Leads To Arrest Of Heroin Dealer on Blackwood Clementon Road | Nixle

GTPD Media Release: GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On April 22, 2014 at approximately 4:15 PM, a Gloucester Township Police Officer observed suspicious activity in the parking lot of the Kmart Store located on Blackwood Clementon Road, while conducting enhanced patrol operations. The officer observed what was believed to be an illegal narcotic sale between the occupants of two vehicles. When the two vehicles separated and exited the shopping center, they were each immediately stopped by other officers independently for a further investigation. Officers determined that 45 year old Alfonso Fuentes from Camden, NJ sold 11 bags of heroin to 25 year old... Read more →

Study Finds Philly Kids Expect to Die Early

Expectations of early death push Philly youth toward crime, study finds (via NewsWorks) A sobering new study finds that many low-income Philadelphia youth don't expect to stay alive for very long. Alex Piquero, a criminology professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, studied 700 Philly young people. He wanted to know whether kids… Read more →

Guest Opinion: Is Christie Heading for a Comeback

Opinion: Is Gov. Christie Headed for a Political Comeback or Catastrophe? (via NJSpotlight) Most political scandals ultimately come down to a public relations war. Bridgegate -- the uproar over closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last September -- is headed in the same direction. A little history: In 1998, when… Read more →

Walter L. Fischer, Jr., of Audubon, Marine Corp Veteran, Retired Boilermaker, Local 329

(December 30, 1942 - April 21, 2014) Walter L. Fischer, Jr., “Pete”, on April 21, 2014, of Audubon, formerly of Runnemede. Age 71. Beloved son of the late Walter, Sr. and Helen. Loving brother of Jacqueline Lee Bunch. Dear uncle of Alexis Bunch. Cherished nephew of Regina Karpiak. Also survived by many cousins. Walter proudly served with the US Marine Corps. He was a boilermaker with Local 329 in Phila., PA. Walter enjoyed hunting, gardening, woodworking, and working on his tropical fish tanks. He was also an avid reader. Walter will truly be missed. There will be a visitation from... Read more →

Red Flag Warning for the State of NJ

Dry winds, wildfire threat brings red flag warning to NJ (via There hasn't been an April shower for days, and a strong wind has dried out the land across New Jersey, making green areas ready to burn. As a result, the National Weather Service has instituted a “red flag” warning across the entire state until… Related articles Southern Idaho Under Red Flag Weather Warning Fire Danger Remains High Through Thursday Fire Weather Watch Issued For Virginia Smoke from south N.J. wildfire smelled on Long Island Read more →

Obituary: Eileen Hanna Fisher age 66 of Bellmawr

(May 26, 1947 - April 22, 2014) Eileen Hanna Fisher (nee Pine), on April 22, 2014, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden and Lindenwold. Age 66. Beloved wife of 26 years of Michael L. Fisher. Devoted mother of John L. Casey, Jr. (Stephanie), Michael T. Casey and Regina M. Pirolli (Kenneth). Loving grandmother of Vincent, Daniel, Steven, Amanda, Jake, Zachary, Juliana and Jenna Bug. Dear sister of Edward St. John (Judy), Joseph St. John (Susan) and Matthew St. John. Also survived by her dear aunt Hanna O’Malley, special cousin Thomas O’Malley and several nieces and nephews. Eileen’s family was most important... Read more →

What's Up in GCity and Elsewhere?--Back Online, Nixle, Operation Take Back

BY CNBNEWS CNBNews Site is Back Online—After nearly a week the Typepad Team was finally able to get all their blogs up and running. Typepad is the host severer for ClearysNoteBook (CNBNews). Last Thursday Typepad’s site was attacked by a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service), which crashes websites and other online services for days a time. During that period CNBNews was able to post some articles and comments but our customers were unable to read the posts because the blog itself was down. Although some Typepad blogs were up and running two days ago, and others with their own domain name... Read more →