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May 2014

Who Will Replace Runyan?

Republican slugfest underway in the race to replace N.J. Rep. Jon Runyan (via NewsWorks) New Jersey's Primary election takes place Tues, June 3, and mud is covering the political landscape in the Third Congressional District. Analysts say the Republicans battling to replace Jon Runyan are waging one of the nastiest campaigns in recent… Read more →

CNBNews South Jersey Business Scene: Mastery Networks Coming to Camden

Mastery Network Moves Into Camden, After Paying Its Dues in Philadelphia (via NJSpotlight) Before the Mastery charter school network decided to make its move into Camden, CEO Scott Gordon set his sights on turning around schools like the William F. Harrity Elementary School in southwest Philadelphia. In one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods… Related articles Pennsauken Man Becomes the 39th Homicide Victim in Camden City Camden man shot to death overnight, police say Philly Street Mob From School That Got $1M From Oprah Read more →


Philadelphia, PA, Public Auction Saturday, June 7th, 2014, Selling Fleet Vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric (via PRWeb) J.J. Kane announces large public auction in Plymouth Meeting, PA (Philadelphia area) on June 7th selling fleet vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric, PEPCO, Atlantic City Electric, Asplundh… Related articles Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Exelon Corporation Should utility electric lines go underground? A look at the costs PECO Parent Company Is Getting Bigger Illinois resolution would help Exelon nuclear plants Exelon Buying Pepco for $6.83 Billion Read more →

Fireworks Coming Back to Woodbury

Woodbury to host Independence Day fireworks for second year in row (via WOODBURY — Fireworks are returning to Woodbury's Fourth of July celebration for the second year in a row, as city council on Tuesday set Saturday, July 5, as the date of the pyrotechnic festivities. The council voted unanimously to approve a $10,000… Related articles Funeral Services Announced for David Compton, age 28, of Woodbury Best of the Shore: Nominate your favorite fireworks displays 4th of July Fireworks in Chicago: Local Laws, Displays, and Safety Tips Woodbury candidates talk redevelopment, quality of life Woodbury County officials clash over arrest procedures in security plan Read more →

CNBNews Archives: Plans Call For a Irish Themed Village of Shops and Restaurants

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Delaware River, Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ photo credit CNBNews Gloucester City (January 29, 2008)--In an effort to further revitalize the Gloucester City waterfront, Mayor and Council are currently looking for developers and builders who want to play a part in the effort. The City has most recently issued a Request for Qualifications for developers and builders that are interested in enhancing the housing/business stock along the City's waterfront area. This is part of a Citywide revitalization effort that began in 2007 calling for the King Street corridor to become a festival retail and entertainment destination by locating stores, restaurants, and housing near the existing waterfront park and marina. As part of a much larger plan, the conversion of the King Street corridor into a regional destination is just one of the recommendations contained in a Community Insights™ market analysis and retail assessment... Read more →

Keeping a Lid on Wedding Costs

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Roseland, NJ – Can you have a memorable wedding day without breaking the bank? Absolutely. Even though the average wedding costs nearly $30,000, according to, many happy couples have joyous celebrations for far less money. If you’re planning your own nuptials, the New Jersey Society of CPAs offers this advice on how to be frugal and still have a festive occasion. Decide What’s Most Important Every bride and groom will have their own unique ideas about the most important facets of their wedding. Would you be willing to have a more casual, buffet-style meal in order to invite more people? Would you forgo a designer dress so that you can pay for live music? Would you accept simple table centerpieces in exchange for a delicious customized cake? If you sit down together and decide what elements mean the most to you—and what compromises you’re willing... Read more →

Five Ways to Save on Moving Costs

press release Roseland, NJ – About 36 million people, or 11.7 percent of Americans, moved between 2012 and 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you’re in the process of moving, you’re probably juggling a lot of tasks, including worrying about the potentially high costs. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) offers these five tips for saving when relocating: 1. Sort Through Your Stuff Don’t pay to move belongings that you don’t need or want any more or that won’t realistically fit into your new home. One of the things a mover’s estimate will be based on is the volume of possessions being transported, so you’ll want to pare down what you’re taking before you move. If your elliptical machine is dusty and covered with old clothes, it’s probably not worth paying to ship it across the country. You may even find that a good purge... Read more →

Angela Harris of Gloucester City Named to Dean's List at Lebanon Valley College

ANNVILLE, PA (05/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Angela Harris of Gloucester City, N.J., was among the 623 Lebanon Valley College students named to the Dean's List for high academic marks in the spring semester. Dean's list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Harris, a graduate of Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School, made the list while pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology. Lebanon Valley College(R) in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,648 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in physical therapy, business, music education, and science education. Learn more at Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours. Read more →

Delaware River Basin Commission Upcoming Meeting Agenda

The Delaware River, Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ, cnbnews photo credit NOTICE IS PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY CNBNEWS.NET The next public hearing and business meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission will be onTuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11, 2014, respectively. Both the public hearing and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Public Hearing: June 10, 2014 The public hearing on June 10, 2014 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items will include draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects listed below (all pdfs) and for resolutions: (1) extending the commission's Monitoring Advisory Committee; (2) authorizing the Executive Director to contract for laboratory analysis of ambient main stem and tributary samples for acute and chronic toxicity; and (3) authorizing the Executive Director to enter into... Read more →

AMERICAN HERO : Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colorado

IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2014 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colorado, died May 28, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained as a result of an aircraft accident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Read more →

Alexis A Lloyd Named to 2014 Spring Dean's List at Kutztown University

KUTZTOWN, PA (05/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Alexis A Lloyd of Wall, NJ (07719), has been named to the 2014 Spring Dean's List at Kutztown University. The list includes 1,759 students. To be eligible for Dean's List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90 minutes from Philadelphia. As the region's center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU's programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse... Read more →

Bellmawr Residents Graduate from Widener University School of Nursing

Local Students Participated in Traditional Nightingale Ceremony at Widener University CHESTER, PA (05/28/2014)(readMedia)-- Widener University's School of Nursing held a Nightingale Ceremony,a traditional pinning ceremony for graduating nursing students, reflecting the values and traditions of the profession on Friday, May 16. While holding a lit candle to honor the late Florence Nightingale, who made late night, solitary rounds in a Crimean military hospital to care for wounded soldiers by candlelight, all students will recite the Nightingale Pledge, written by the International Council of Nurses, and vow to uphold the integrity of the profession. The burning candle flame symbolizes the human spirit that is at the core of healing both now and back then. Among the graduates were: Megan Gilbert of Bellmawr, NJ Christa Horn of Bellmawr, NJ Brett Walton of Bellmawr, NJ Alumnus Captain Lee Anne Brighton Powell, '81, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony this year. Powell has... Read more →

Only in NEW JERSEY: Trenton School Board President Might File Lawsuit Against District

Trenton school board president reserving right to sue district over son's injury (via TRENTON — Just prior to being appointed a week ago as school board president, Patrice Daley filed a notice of tort claim against the district protecting her right to sue the school system for injuries her son received on school property and his follow… Read more →

The FBI’s "Child ID" FREE App on iTunes and Android's Google Play Stores | Nixle

Gloucester Township Police Community Bulletin: Every year, thousands of children go missing. The FBI’s Child ID App can help. This free app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing. Links to additional resources for families and victims are provided as well. Please be assured that no information on your child will be collected or stored by the FBI unless you... Read more →

Philly Entertainment Guide for this Weekend

Weekly Entertainment Guide - 'Incorruptible,' 'Wizard of Oz,' & Beer! (via NewsWorks) WHYY's Robin Bloom offers her suggestions for what to do this week in the Philly region. Here are her picks: Festivals, Food & Fun Philly Beer Week Philly Beer Week kicks off this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 8, a 10-day celebration of the "… Read more →


William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNEWS IS THERE SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON?—We received a letter via snail mail recently implying that there was something “fishy” about the way the Gloucester City Public School District is advertising for applicants to fill certain positions, specifically high school principal and attendance officer. Here is an excerpt from that correspondence. Mr. Cleary, I thought you might find this interesting. Recently the principal for Gloucester City High School (GHS) resigned. The Superintendent quickly placed an internal posting for anyone interested in the position of principal. I assume he thought the district had a lot of qualified people internally for the position. A few weeks prior the Superintendent put out a request for an attendance officer. The request was not an internal posting it was opened to the public. The Gloucester City School District has numerous former police officers working in the schools. They have qualified security... Read more →

Down the Shore Weekend Events

Next Exit Shore Guide (week of May 29- June 4) (via NewsWorks) Its Jersey shore high season and festivals are turning relaxing beach towns into busy hot spots. Cape May will once again jazz June with the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival. Its the third year for the three-day music happening, which replaced the… Read more →


Press Release: Join us for all-you-can-eat BBQ and a complimentary beer garden. Tickets are only $30 for adults, $20 for students, and $15 for children. All proceeds benefit Red Cross House, a short-term recovery center in University City providing housing and ongoing support to help local and regional victims of home fires and other unforeseen disasters regroup, renew, and begin again. Check out pictures from last year’s event! If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, or participating as a vendor click on the links for more information or contact Michelle Wigianto at 215.299.4050 American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania chapterCLICK HERE y Related articles Red Cross of Philadelphia Fight Fire with Fire BBQ Event, Saturday, September 21 6 Tips to improve your home's fire safety Brave Teacher With Broomstick Fired For Trying To Break Up Fight Read more →

First Lady To Fight Efforts To Weaken School Lunch Mandates - Kaiser Health News

May 27, 2014 Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration officials are told by a Senate committee to seek input from physicians, patients and pharmacists before putting out new guidelines for compounding pharmacies. The Washington Post: First Lady Gets Moving Against House Measure To Let School Districts Duck Lunch Mandates First lady Michelle Obama is set to take an unusual, high-profile step Tuesday into the center of a legislative battle by delivering White House remarks taking issue with makers of frozen pizzas and french fries and other companies seeking to scale back school lunch standards. Obama is scheduled to speak out against a House measure, backed by Republicans and pushed by the food industry and some school officials, that would allow some districts to opt out of federal mandates passed in 2010 to reduce sodium and increase whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables in school lunches. White House aides say she will... Read more →

The Empathic Symptoms

by Earl Foster / Some symptoms, or behavior that indicate a persons empathic abilities are known to many of us. One of them is "knowing". Empaths just know things but its a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings. Have you ever experienced a situation and you "just knew" and you weren't even sure why or how? Another is sympathy pain, or picking up the on the ailments of others, empaths are keenly in tune and can often forewarn of things. I have on several occasions experienced predicting pregnancies, even before the Mother knew of it herself. They were later amazed to learn it was indeed accurate. To date, I have not been wrong thanks to morning sickness. Having such depth of feeling makes it difficult for the empath to watch certain movies, or listen to certain songs as well, and can go as far to cause... Read more →

Health Problems for Paulsboro Residents Continue

Report finds health issues after chemical release in Paulsboro, N.J. (via NewsWorks) A New Jersey Health Department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks. The state report was posted last week on the website of the National… Read more →

Mr. Sterling, Would U Take $1.8 Bn for Clippers?

Ex-Microsoft chief 'offers $1.8 bn for Clippers' (via AFP) Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has offered $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers, Forbes magazine reported Thursday, with owner Donald Sterling facing moves by the NBA to strip him of the club. Citing "a person familiar with Ballmer… Read more →

Soldiers Get A Welcome Home From Their Dogs

A fun and heartwarming video of various dogs welcoming home members of the armed forces who have been away on deployment. Returning home after being deployed overseas and being welcomed home by a dog that missed you has to be a great feeling. I’m sure both the dogs and their owners are happy to be able to spend time together again. SOURCE BIG GEEK DADDY Read more →

State Trooper Claims He was Punished for not Backing Chris Christie in 2009

Veteran NJ State Police trooper alleges retaliation for refusal to back Christie's 2009 campaign (via TRENTON — A veteran state trooper claims in a lawsuit that his exemplary career was derailed by two superiors because he refused to sign nominating petitions supporting Chris Christie’s first campaign for governor. In the lawsuit, filed May 15 in… Read more →


MAY 27, 2014 Costs associated with the health law are snarling contract negotiations around the country and causing problems for the farm workers union health plan. Meanwhile, the administration announced regulations last week that will make it very expensive for companies to move workers off a company health plan and onto the law's marketplaces. The Wall Street Journal: New Costs From Health Law Snarl Union Contract Talks Disputes between unions and employers over paying for new costs associated with the Affordable Care Act are roiling labor talks nationwide. Unions and employers are tussling over who will pick up the tab for new mandates, such as coverage for dependent children to age 26, as well as future costs, such as a tax on premium health plans starting in 2018. The question is poised to become a significant point of tension as tens of thousands of labor contracts covering millions of workers... Read more →

GCHS Student Reaches Lifetime Goal

Gibbstown teen earns Eagle Scout badge (via It took five years, but James Glazar of Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, has finally reached a lifetime goal by earning his Eagle Scout badge. The final step in the process was completing his Eagle… Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Will Light Rail Systems Disappear Like Streetcars Have?

URBAN NOTEBOOK Streetcars: The Transit System America Threw Away Before streetcars practically disappeared, they carried millions of people around our cities. Will light rail systems decline too? BY JOHN MARTIN | JUNE 2014 The abandoned Dupont Circle station in D.C. David Kidd/Governing In the 1951 sci-fi movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," pedestrians are seen descending staircases on the edge of Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. These days, the stairs are still there, but now they’re blocked off. They led to a once-busy 75,000-square-foot below-ground streetcar station built in 1949. The station has been closed since 1962. Dupont Circle’s ghostly streetcar station is another reminder that America once had an extensive and efficient interurban transit system. Now, as cities from Buffalo to San Diego look to light rail -- today’s iteration of the streetcar, which itself evolved from the horse-drawn omnibus -- it’s worth thinking about the astonishing transit... Read more →

Weird N.J. Headed for Atlantic City

Bizarre AC is Coming June 13th Thru 15th! (via WeirdNJ) Weird NJ is very excited to be taking part in Bizarre AC II at the Tropicana in Atlantic City June 13th thru the 15th. Weird NJ publishers Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman will be hanging out all weekend with all the freaks, zombies and weirdoes. In December… Read more →

June Festivals in Philly /

Taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in April 2006. A springtime scene in the center of Rittenhouse Square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philly Beer Week May 30-June 8 Philly Beer Week, the seventh annual celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant beer culture, takes over the city and region for 10 days and features events ranging from tastings to lectures to beer-pairing dinners in all parts of the city. Popular venues include Memphis Taproom, 23rd Street Armory, Frankford Hall, Varga Bar and The Cambridge. Free/Ticketed Roots Picnic Saturday, May 31 Philly’s own Grammy-winning hip-hop band The Roots bring together artists from various genres for the 7th annual Roots Picnic at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. This year’s lineup includes Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, A$AP Ferg, Biz Markie, Chill Moody and of course, The Roots. Tickets are available online. Ticketed Italian Festival and Craft Beer Day Sunday, June 1 During Philly Beer Week, East Passyunk plays... Read more →

NJ Wants to Swap 81 Acres of Green Acres Land

State's Proposal to Swap Green Acres Draws Fire From 'Green' Groups (via NJSpotlight) Agency wants to trade Millville tract it just purchased, calling its redevelopment critical economic recovery of region The state wants to swap 81 acres of Green Acres land it purchased for $335,000 just 10 months ago for a much larger parcel in rural… Read more →

Cars in nj

Philadelphia, PA, Public Auction Saturday, June 7th, 2014, Selling Fleet Vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric (via PRWeb) J.J. Kane announces large public auction in Plymouth Meeting, PA (Philadelphia area) on June 7th selling fleet vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric, PEPCO, Atlantic City Electric, Asplundh… Read more →

Woodbridge Firemen Being Paid Too Much!

Firefighter salaries in Woodbridge are too high, state audit finds (via An audit from the state comptroller recommends that Woodbridge Fire District 1 reduce the size of increases in firefighter salaries, which are "considerably higher" than what firefighters in other parts of New Jersey receive. The average Woodbridge… Read more →

Area College Students in the News

Washington College Salutes Caroline Keslar, Class of 2014 Graduate CHESTERTOWN, MD (05/27/2014)(readMedia)-- On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Washington College held its 231st commencement ceremonies. The college is pleased to honor Caroline Keslar of Wall, NJ, who graduated cum laude with a BA in human development. Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College is a private, independent college of liberal arts and sciences located in colonial Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore. News from James Madison University 2014 Spring President's List HARRISONBURG, VA (05/27/2014)(readMedia)-- The following students qualified for the president's list at James Madison University during the spring 2014 semester. Students who earn president's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above. Chelsea Clark of Wall Township (07719). Clark is a senior whose major is Communication Studies - BS. Rachel Vuksanic of Wall (07719). Vuksanic is a... Read more →

Watch: A Military Tribute to Veterans

A military tribute video to the Veterans that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their service set to the song “Arlington” from Trace Adkins. source Big Geek Daddy Related category: American Hero Related articles (Includes Video) The Wreaths Across America Story | The Wreaths Across America Obama Pays Respects at Arlington Read more →

Summer Events at the Jersey Shore

Bielat Santore & Company - Eye on the Shore (via PRWeb) Summer Events at the Jersey Shore 2014 Season Allenhurst, NJ (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Vacationers cannot say that they have visited the Jersey Shore without including these fun events in their itinerary. As the summer season nears, Jersey Shore hotspots… Read more →

Environmental News: Is Clean Gas More Dangerous Than Coal ?

“Clean Gas” More Dangerous Than Coal (VIDEOS) (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Planetsave. Turns out that just about everyone (including President Obama) has been hugely underestimating the methane pollution levels of so-called “clean gas.” The booming American economy now seems to come at a greater… Read more →

Pennsauken Man Charged with Murdering his Girlfriend

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP (MAY 28,2014)--Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an arrest in the killing of a 21-year-old Pennsauken woman Tuesday, May 28, 2014. Joshua Rivera-Santos, M/21, of Pennsauken, was charged with Murder about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. He is accused of killing his girlfriend, Rebecca Ugarte, F/21, of Pennsauken, Tuesday night at his mother’s home on Austin Avenue in Gloucester Township. It is alleged Rivera-Santos killed Ugarte some time prior to 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a probable cause statement issued by the State. Ugarte had last been seen alive Monday night. About 7 a.m. Tuesday Rivera-Santos’ mother Vivian Santos noticed Ugarte lying in the basement covered in blankets, but told detectives she thought the victim was asleep. She went to work, then returned home around noon Tuesday and saw Ugarte was still in the basement. She questioned Rivera-Santos about... Read more →

Katz/Lenfest Pay $88 Million for Philadelphia Newspapers

With Philly newspapers' sale ending owners' feud, speculation turns to 'what comes next' (via NewsWorks) Philadelphia's two biggest newspapers were sold Tuesday morning for the fifth time since 2006. Businessman Lewis Katz and philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest made the winning bid of $88 million, allowing them to take control of the company. Katz said… Read more →

New jersey State Catholic Youth Rally

A day of roller coasters and worship Youth and adults from the Diocese of Camden — 750 of them — joined others from all five dioceses in the state for fun and faith May 18. In all, 3,000 people attended the New Jersey State Catholic Youth Rally, held at Six Flags Great Adventure. The day began with an opening presentation led by the Diocese of Camden that focused on the day’s Gospel, with Jesus telling his disciples that he is “the way, the truth, and the life.” Youth groups from Holy Cross Parish, Bridgeton, and Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown, led the prayer, with Deacon Arnaldo Santos from Holy Cross preaching and South Jersey band Paging Samuel leading all in praise and worship. After hours of roller coasters and games, a closing Mass was celebrated by Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, with Father Allain Caparas, director of Catholic Identity at... Read more →

Lesniak Says Sports Betting Is the Answer to New Jersey's Financial Woes

Sen. Lesniak: Sports Betting Would Bring Revenue To The State (via NJTV News with Mike Schneider) A new sports betting bill is being drafted that would still allow casinos and racetracks to offer sport betting on their premises. Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-20) told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he has been fighting for the bill for over… Read more →

Study Results of Mauricetown History Released

Mauricetown's history brought to life by University of Delaware researchers (via COMMERCIAL TWP. — Last summer, a team of researchers from the University of Delaware's Center for Historic Architecture and Design conducted a study of Mauricetown, a small hamlet in Cumberland County's Commercial Township. This past week they met… Read more →

Hit and Run Victim Killed in Camden City ID

CAMDEN CITY NJ (May 27, 2014)--Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson released the identity of a man killed in a hit and run Monday, and provided information on the person who may be responsible. The victim was identified last night as Lawrence Stark, M/58, of Clementon. He was struck shortly before 7 p.m. Monday on the 1500 block of Pershing Street. The vehicle that hit Stark was a four-door SUV or truck, dark blue or black in color. Witnesses told police the vehicle stopped briefly after hitting Stark, then drove away. The vehicle was described as having packing tape on the driver's side mirror. It also appears Stark impacted with the passenger side around the middle of the vehicle, and there may also be damage there. The driver was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s. He had a high, tight... Read more →

Suspect Involved in the Millville Murders Arraigned at the Cumberland County Courthouse

Millville double homicide: Glassboro man arraigned on murder charges (via BRIDGETON — The second man charged for his alleged involvement in the murders of two Millville residents was arraigned Tuesday at the Cumberland County Courthouse. James Henry, 25, of Glassboro, entered the courtroom wearing an orange jumpsuit, wrists… Read more →

Names of the Deceased Accident Victims Released

Authorities ID three killed in Monday's bus-car crash near Atlantic City (via NewsWorks) Authorities have released the names of three people killed when the car they were riding in collided with a New Jersey Transit bus on Monday afternoon near Atlantic City. Fourteen-year-old Kira Strider and 16-year-old Amber Fernandez, both of Pleasantville… Related articles Williamstown man killed in Atlantic City Police shootout had no previous arrest history Several Injured In Bus Crash In Pleasantville Bus crash kills 2, injures several others in Pleasantville Read more →

Riots Shut Down Fort Lauderdale on Memorial Day

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (May 26, 2014)--For most, Memorial Day is a time to spend with friends and family to reflect on the sacrifices that the men and women in our military have made for our nation. However this year police believe that hundreds of teens made their way to the beach for a different reason, to cause mayhem. Police in Ft. Lauderdale ended up arresting dozens of people Monday night during what they described as a volatile scene after riots broke out. Police said that they had to deal with two separate incidents in the city. READ ON Read more →

Bonnie Watson Coleman Seeking Your Vote

N.J. state lawmaker cites leadership, fortitude in quest for seat in Congress (via NewsWorks) Among the four Democrats competing to replace retiring U.S. Congressman Rush Holt of New Jersey is Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, who aims to become the first woman of color to represent the state in Congress. Watson Coleman, 69, has represented… Read more →

Pleasantville Bus/Car Accident Claims Another Life

Authorities: 3rd person dies in New Jersey bus-car collision (via NewsWorks) Authorities say a third person has died from injuries suffered when a New Jersey Transit bus and a car collided near Atlantic City yesterday afternoon. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 17-year-old girl died at the hospital Monday night, several… Related articles Wildwood Ferris wheel accident kills girl from Pleasantville Several Injured In Bus Crash In Pleasantville Bus crash kills 2, injures several others in Pleasantville Read more →