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Steve Mason's return to goal a triumphant one (via NJ.com) PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers spent nearly all of the first three games of their 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff campaign with backup goaltender Ray Emery. Emery was decent in goal as an injured Steve Mason watched on until being called in with… 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 →

Michael Arnone's 25th Annual CRAWFISH FEST

brings New Orleans Music, Food and Funky Good Times to New Jersey Featuring funky METERS, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Marcia Ball and more on 4 stages. Boiled Crawfish, Jambalaya, Po-Boys and more. AUGUSTA, NJ (04/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Michael Arnone's 25th Annual Crawfish Fest, the largest Louisiana and New Orleans-style music, food and camping festival in the Northeast, comes to the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ on Friday, May 30, May 31 and June 1. This year's Crawfish Fest brings together favorite acts of the festival and exciting new ones. Headlining Crawfish Fest on Saturday evening is New Orleans legends, Funky METERS!... Read more →

Health Insurance Premiums May Rise in Florida

By Daniel Chang and Patricia Borns, Miami Herald This story was produced in partnership with the Most of the consumers who bought a private health plan from Florida Blue through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges between October and April were previously uninsured — one of many factors potentially leading to higher premium rates in 2015, according to a senior executive. Jason Altmire, a former Pennsylvania congressman and now senior vice president of public policy for Florida Blue, cited familiar reasons for a likely rise in rates next year, including the requirement that insurers no longer exclude those with pre-existing... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Emotions in Dogs

by Dawn Watson CNBnews.net I have heard on many occasions that a dog is ‘angry’, ‘stubborn’, or, ‘jealous’. Problems are blamed on a dog being ‘greedy’, ‘thick-headed’, or ‘hateful’. These terms are inappropriate and describe human emotions. Dogs have a natural instinct to survive. This instinct allows them to understand one another through body language and facial expression. A domestic dog relies on recognizing his human’s (and any other pets in his pack) response in any given situation. To use an example of a survival instinct labeled incorrectly as ‘jealousy’, let’s go over a common scenario: You are holding Fifi... 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 →


Morristown, NJ (April 25, 2014) –Excitement and jubilation filled the air as Helen J. Streubert was inaugurated as the seventh president of College of Saint Elizabeth during formal ceremonies on the Morristown, N.J., campus today. Streubert, who joined CSE on July 1, 2013, is the first lay president in the 115 year history of the College. She succeeds Sister Francis Raftery, president from 1997-2013. Dignitaries from academia, including presidents of neighboring Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities, government officials, the Sisters of Charity, as well as family members, faculty, staff and students from the campus community joined in celebrating the historic... Read more →

CAMDEN COUNTY PD: James and Levenson Officers of the Week

The Camden County Police Department this week honors a pair of officers for their outstanding work as co-Officers of the Week – Sergeant Zsakhiem James and Officer Jarred Levenson. Sergeant James began his law enforcement career more than two decades ago with the former Camden Police Department in 1993. Since 2007 he has had a K9 partner Zero, and together Sgt. James and Zero have set the state record for most arrests by a K9 unit – 66. Officer Levenson joined the Camden County Police Department a year ago. Prior to becoming a Camden County Police officer, he spent one... Read more →

Flyers Win Game 4, Goalie Mason Outstanding

Studs and duds: Flyers ride Steve Mason to Game 4 victory over Rangers (via NJ.com) PHILADELPHIA – Flyers vs. Rangers Game 4 included a lot of one-sided hockey. The Flyers gave up an early goal again. They were outshot badly. They committed too many bad turnovers. They also won … and that's all that really mattered. It wasn't pretty… 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 →

Camden County PD Arrest Three Suspects, Seized Large Quantity of Heroin and Crack

Posted by CCPD (Camden, NJ) – Officers arrested three individuals in Centerville Thursday who were involved in drug activity and seized a large quantity of heroin and crack cocaine. Officer Hector Ramirez and Officer Charles Champion were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Van Buren and Ware streets Thursday morning. Around 11:30 a.m. the officers observed a hand to hand drug transaction at 612 Ware Street involving Alfredo Baez, 21, and John Jones, 62, both from Camden. Jones attempted to leave the area in a pickup truck but officers stopped the vehicle. Police investigated... Read more →

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

(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 →

Camden County Library Celebrates El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Events planned at two branches of library system Former New Jersey Assemblywoman Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez will read to children as part of the Camden County Library’s celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros at its two Camden branch locations on April 29 and 30.] VOORHEES, NJ – April 23, 2014 -- With the growing diversity of the population in Camden County, New Jersey and across the nation, the Camden County Library will join libraries nationwide in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). The library is staging two events:... Read more →

Gloucester City Resident Angela Harris Took Part in Lebanon Valley College Inquiry Event

ANNVILLE, PA (04/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Angela B. Harris of Gloucester City, N.J., was selected to participate in Lebanon Valley College's April 10 Inquiry event. Inquiry 2014 coincided with the Council for Undergraduate Research's week-long celebration of student research and achievement. Lebanon Valley College celebrated the scholarly, scientific, and creative achievements of the student body in a variety of academic activities, including a public research symposium in the LVC gymnasium. Harris, a graduate of Gloucester City High School who is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology, represented Psychology and presented "The Relationship between Past Childhood Trauma, Other Adverse Life Experiences, and Emotional... Read more →

NJSP Seeking Volunteers For Domestic Violence Response Teams

New Jersey State Police (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The New Jersey State Police and partnering domestic violence advocacy groups are seeking volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Teams in Bergen, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Cumberland, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. Volunteer advocates work in conjunction with police, county prosecutor’s offices, and private organizations to provide support, information, referrals, and a safety plan to victims of domestic violence. Volunteers must attend a free 40-hour training course, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, and submit to background investigations and fingerprinting. Applications are currently being accepted. For further information... Read more →

Camden County PD: Abandoned Buildings Pose a Significant Safety Issue

Posted by CCPD CAMDEN CITY NJ--Abandoned buildings pose a significant safety issue in Camden. We urge residents dealing with an abandoned building where there may be criminal activity to report the situation. If you believe a vacant home in your neighborhood int’s tip line at (856) 757-7042. To request a board up or clean up at an abandoned property, call the Camden Department of Public Works at (856) 757-7034. Related articles Camden County Police Department Needs Public Help to ID Suspects | cnbnews.net Camden County Metro Recovers Cache of Guns Camden County Police Department - Metro Update The folly of... 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 →

New Painkiller Drug Zohydro Comes with Warning of Potential Abuse and Addiction

New Painkiller Offers Potential for Abuse and Addiction (via MarketWired) SOURCE: Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center April 15, 2014 12:37 ET Leading Treatment Center for Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders Warns of Dangerous New Prescription Drug Zohydro CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - Timberline… Read more →

Boxing: Collazo Calls Out Khan

Ex-champ Collazo turns 33, calls out Khan (via AFP) Former world champion Luis Collazo celebrated his 33rd birthday Tuesday by predicting a victory next week over England's Amir Khan but added he is not looking past the British boxer. Collazo and Khan will meet on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather's… Read more →

The Human Aura

By Earl Foster / CNBNews.net The human condition is a phrase I have used in prior articles I have written and something we are all familiar with. While remaining subjective and even objective, one thing most would agree on is that we are spiritual beings living inside of a human body. Does this lend credibility to the idea spirits exist? Do the worlds, or planes of existence sometimes collide making themselves known to those on all sides? These are question we may never have definitive answers for although many search for answers. It is with this in mind we think... 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 →

Majority of Japanese People Favor Whale Hunt

Sixty percent of Japanese support whale hunt (via AFP) Sixty percent of Japanese people support the country's whaling programme, but only 14 percent eat whale meat, a new poll showed Tuesday. The survey comes less than a month after the United Nations' top court ruled the annual mission to the Southern… Related articles Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling by international court Japan vows to continue whale hunt Read more →

What's Up in GCity and Elsewhere? Local Historian Dies, Party at Gabreil Davels, NJSP Job Opening

BY CNBNEWS.Net DAVID C. MUNN HISTORY BUFF DAVE MUNN DIES--Gloucester City historian Dave Munn loss his battle with cancer and passed away on April 12, 2014. Mr. Munn was 72 years old. A graduate of Gloucester City High School, class of ’59, he reported on local sports during his years in high school for the Gloucester City News when it was owned by the Cleary family. Even as a young man he enjoyed reading about local history. As a result of that passion he obtained an undergraduate degree in history from Rutgers University and a Masters in Library Science at... Read more →

Singer Kelsey Coan of Mount Ephraim Releases Her First Single

Mount Ephraim's Kelsey Coan releases her first single 'I Heart Me' (via NJ.com) In middle school, they said she “wasn’t this and wasn’t that,” but Kelsey Coan, a 17-year-old vocalist from Mount Ephraim, is definitely “OK with that.” Kelsey, who experienced bullying during her middle school years, recently released her… 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 NJ.com) 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 →

Boxing: Broner Looking to Win Title Back

Broner eyes fourth world title after first loss (via AFP) Adrien Broner, revitalized after a first career loss he dubbed a "wakeup call", has his eyes on making a successful comeback next week and capturing a fourth world title. Broner lost a unanimous 12-round decision last December to Argentina's Marcos… Read more →

Beware: Carjackings in the City of Camden

(Camden City, NJ) April 23, 2014– The Camden County Police Department is asking drivers in the city, particularly along Mount Ephraim Avenue, to be alert as there have been two carjackings in recent days. On Sunday morning between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., a driver parked his car on the side of the road on the 2600 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue. Two black males, one brandishing a black handgun, approached the car and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. The suspects then got into his car and drove away toward Ferry Avenue. The car is described as a... Read more →

Obituary: Ms. Barbara H. Yannul of Mantua, formerly of Westville, age 69 | cnbnews.net

Barbara H. Yannul (nee Campbell), of Mantua, formerly of Westville, NJ, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2014 at the age of 69 years. A good hearted, outgoing and loving woman, Barbara was devoted to her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family at the campgrounds and beach in Wildwood and Cape May and going out with her dear friends from Underwood Hospital. Born in Woodbury, Barbara was a longtime resident of Westville and most recently, Mantua. Prior to retiring, She was an admissions clerk at Underwood Hospital for over 18 years. Devoted Mother of Michael and Joseph Yannul;... 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 →

Westville Resident Jordan Stebich To Perform At New York's Lincoln Center

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (04/22/2014)(readMedia)-- Jordan Stebich of Westville, N.J., will perform the New York premiere of James Whitbourn's Annelies, the first major choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank, as a member of the Westminster Williamson Voices on Saturday, April 26 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. A recording of the work was nominated for a 2013 GRAMMY Award for "Best Choral Performance." Jordan is a student at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J., where the Westminster Williamson Voices is one of eight student choirs. The 40-voice ensemble has quickly established itself as a voice of... 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, CNBNews.net and others with their own domain name... Read more →

The Goddard School Launches Annual “Root for Earth” Campaign Nationwide

Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) April 22, 2014 – The Goddard School®, the premier preschool focusing on learning through play for children from six weeks to six years old, announces Root for Earth, an annual campaign that serves to plant seeds of change in The Goddard School children, their families and their communities to create a healthier, happier earth for generations to come. Now in its fourth year, this green celebration focuses on creating awareness of energy and environmental conservation, and will be taking place across more than 400 Goddard School locations nationwide April 21 through April 25. Seeking to... Read more →

GTPD Community Alert: Security Scam Concerning Beneficial Bank

Beneficial Bank was recently the target of a Phishing scam. What is Phishing? Phishing occurs when an email or text message is sent that pretends to be from a bank or major online merchant. The message will ask the user to click on a link to verify their information due to some sort of account problem. The user is then directed to a fake web site that collects their login and password information, which then is used by cyber-criminals to steal money from their accounts. Be suspicious of any urgent requests for personal information for a security audit or survey... Read more →

Home Country: Herb and the Focus Group

By Slim Randles CNBNews.net “What do I care if they didn’t choose me,” Herb said. “Bunch of nonsense anyway. Whoever heard of a focus group anyway?” “I did,” Bert said. “It’s an amalgamation of common, run-of-the-mill consumers who are bribed to think for an hour. Wish they’d have asked me.” “Why?” “Free lunch in the back room.” “They didn’t pick me, either, fellas,” Dud said, “but they picked my wife. Anita was really looking forward to it. I don’t even know what it’s about.” “Worms,” said Bert. “You’re kidding!” “May my pants fall down in church if I’m lyin’. It’s... Read more →

Atlantic City Man Indicted for Allegedly Offering a Bribe to CRDA Official

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a South Jersey man was indicted today on charges that he paid a bribe to an official of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in an attempt to get a higher purchase price from the agency for his property in Atlantic City. The official immediately reported the alleged crime.Anthony J. Christaldi, 69, of Cape May Court House, was indicted by a state grand jury on a charge of second-degree bribery. It is alleged that in January 2014, Christaldi paid $10,000 as a bribe to an official who handles real estate... Read more →

Dancing for the Arts!

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania’s Annual Gala, DAZZLE: MAD HOT BALLROOM II Strictly Latin, Raises over $200,000 for Arts Education in Schools! Princeton, NJ – On Saturday, April 5th, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA), the areas largest arts in education non-profit organization, celebrated with a special black tie gala, Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom II, Strictly Latin at the Princeton Hyatt. The benefit included a live travel themed auction, a Tuscan Villa raffle made possible by Tuscan Hills, a performance from one of YA’s Sandy Relief schools currently participating in a Poetry and Percussion residency, and... Read more →

Lindenwold Police Need Public's Help to ID Shooter

Lindenwold Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a shooter who injured a man Sunday. A 34-year-old Lindenwold man was shot at 6:27 p.m. Sunday outside at the Arborwood Apartment complex, 511 E.Gibbsboro Road, in the area of the 2000 building. After being shot, the victim walked to the nearby residence of a friend and collapsed. He was taken to Cooper Hospital and is in critical but stable condition at this time. The shooting appears to have stemmed from an altercation between the victim and the unidentified shooter. Anyone with information is urged to contact Lindenwold Police Detective Ron... Read more →

Obituary: Shirley Ann White of Runnemede

(October 31, 1933 - April 21, 2014) Shirley Ann White (nee Steelman), age 80, on April 21, 2014, was reunited with her late husband Robert D. White, Sr. in heaven. Born in Somers Point, NJ, Shirley grew up and passed away in Runnemede, NJ. Her heart cherished family, faith, and traveling to places nearby and abroad. Daughter of the late Rushton M. and Wilberta (Isard) Steelman. Sister of the late Janet Stannard. Shirley is the beloved mother of Rushton Daniel and his wife Chong Suk (Pak), Robert Daniel, Jr. and his wife Diane, William Gammons and his wife MaryBeth, and... Read more →

LETTERS: Transition Services for Older Students with Autism Needed

Letter to the Editor Cherry Hill, NJ – April is Autism Awareness Month, and across the state, groups and organizations are doing what they can to raise awareness. In March, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that New Jersey has the highest rate of autism in the nation: one in 45 children is diagnosed with autism; and one in 28 boys. While there has been a lot of emphasis on early diagnosis, there are generations of teens and young adults with autism now leaving high school. The good news is that, increasingly, business leaders are recognizing the gifts and... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO: Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas

DOD Identifies Army Casualty April 17, 2014 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained April 12 when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Related articles Fort Drum soldier dies at Landstuhl after Afghanistan attack FALLEN HEROES - Spc. Kerry M. G.... Read more →