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June 2014

Obituary: Joseph Angelucci, III of Wenonah, formerly of Woodbury, age 42

Joseph Angelucci, III, on June 28, 2014, of Wenonah, formerly of Woodbury. Age 42. Beloved son of Joseph Jr. and Rose Marie (nee Cavaliere). Dear brother of Jennifer DeCecco and her husband Adam. Devoted uncle of Adam and Alec DeCecco. Loving nephew of John, Anthony and Thomas Angelucci and Rita Calabrese. Also survived by many loving cousins and friends. Joseph was a graduate of Widener University. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 8:45 to 10:45am Thursday morning at Infant Jesus Parish, St. John Vianney RC Church, 2901 Good Intent Road, Blackwood Terrace, Deptford. Funeral Mass 11am Thursday in church. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Family and friends may share memories at via Read more →

Obituary: Frank A. Wood, of Brooklawn, age 61

WOOD FRANK A. Brooklawn, NJ. On June 26, 2014, Frank passed away peacefully with the love of his life beside him at the age of 61. He was born in Gloucester City on August 10, 1952. He is the beloved husband of Tommie Darlene (nee Allen), loving father of Hannah Young and dear brother of Edward & Raymond Wood, Sandy Sellers, Lynda Ristine, Cheryl Russell, George Tobias and the late Edwina & Bernice Wood. He is also survived by his extended family throughout New Jersey and Ohio. Frank worked at Mafco Worldwide in Camden for over 40 years. He enjoyed working out in his yard, taking care of his faithful companion, Mikey, loved his Panthers football but mostly loved life and spending time with his family. As per Frank's wishes, his funeral service will be private. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ y... Read more →

Funeral Services Wednesday for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Settar, Longtime Resident of Gloucester City

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 2, at Saint Mary's Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Streets for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Settar (nee Myers), a longtime resident of Gloucester City, NJ. Mrs. Settar passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late John F. Settar. Beloved mother of John Jr. (the late Eleanor) of Gloucester City, NJ, Kenneth M. (Kathy Brandt) of Gloucester City, NJ, Michael E. (Patty) of Mullica Hill, NJ, and Elizabeth A. Dick (William) of Gloucester City, NJ. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren 9 great grandchildren. Elizabeth is predeceased by her siblings Frank Myers, John Myers, and Florence Martin. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Happy. She loved to dance. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at... Read more →

21 Jewelers Accused of Violating “Cash for Gold” Consumer Protection Laws

AVENEL – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and its Office of Weights and Measures today announced the results of a crackdown on “cash-for-gold” shops resulting in 936 civil citations for alleged violations of State consumer protection laws at 21 jewelry stores across northern and central New Jersey. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Edison Police Department, and Fairfield Police Department played important roles in the investigation, which included undercover visits to jewelry stores by officers who posed as consumers seeking to sell their jewelry. “New Jersey’s cash-for-gold laws serve two important functions. On one hand they require jewelers to be transparent about their pricing and the evaluation of precious metals when buying from consumers. On the other hand, they help fight the sale of stolen jewelry, by requiring the buyers to maintain a fully detailed record that can be provided to police,” Acting Attorney General... Read more →

Philadelphia Jury Awards $55.3 Million to Quadriplegic

1994-2001 Acura Integra photographed in USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury has awarded a record-setting $55.3 million to a man who became a quadriplegic after his 1999 Acura Integra, which is manufactured by the Honda Motor Company, rolled over and his seatbelt failed to prevent his head from striking the roof. Following a nine-day trial in thePhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas, the jury unanimously determined the vehicle's seatbelt was defectively designed and Honda failed to use a safer design alternative and to provide adequate warnings to consumers about the Acura's defective design. During a 1992 rollover test, Honda found that a seat-belted driver would strike his or her head on the Integra's roof but performed no further testing in an attempt to protect drivers from this hazard. This record-setting auto defect verdict in Pennsylvania includes $25 million for Mr. Martinez's non-economic damages such as... Read more →

"Big John" Czuba, of West Deptford, Outdoorsman, Jack of all Trades

John J. Czuba “Big John”, age 46, of West Deptford, NJ, was suddenly called to heaven on June 26, 2014. Big John was a diligent craftsman and dedicated family man who did anything he possibly could to provide for his family. John was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed the peace of nature while hunting and fishing with friends, and also loved holiday dinners, backyard picnics, and spending every spare moment with his family. He was a skilled mason, a jack of all trades, and a meticulous handyman whose attention to detail, and generous help to everyone in the community, will be terribly missed. From a grateful community, Thank You John for all you have done, including your final selfless act through organ donation with the Gift of Life Program. John, may your hardworking hands now be at rest. Family Beloved husband of 18 years to Margaret E. “Honey” (née Klein);... Read more →

South Jersey Business Scene: Should you say yes to rental car insurance?

It depends, says PIANJ Trenton, NJ – Whether you buy coverage from a rental agency or use your own car insurance coverage, it's wise to make certain you have enough insurance to pay for costly repairs if you suffer an accident in a rental car, says the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey. "When renting a car, consumers should be ready to decide on insurance coverage before reaching the service counter," says Glenn Tippy, CIC, CPIA, PIANJ president. "A check with their agent or auto insurance company on whether their policy covers rentals can help make the decision." Consumers need to know that some policies may not cover rentals on business trips and may have other limits. Consumers with a policy that doesn't offer rental car coverage may want to consider paying the small fee for adding an insurance rider. Coverage on a New Jersey personal auto policy follows the... Read more →


UPDATE: Peter Feuerherd, spokesman for the Camden Diocese said today (June 30, 2014)in a response to the questions we asked him about the sale of the building on June 23, that the Diocese of Camden does not own the Gloucester Catholic Boys Annex building. "St. Mary’s Parish owns that building," said Feuerherd. We contacted Monsignor James P. Curran, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, for clarification. “In the 1960’s the Diocese of Camden took over the administration of Gloucester Catholic High School,” said Monsignor Curran. “But St. Mary’s Parish remained the owner of the Boys Annex {Burlington and Monmouth Streets} and all the other buildings that house the high school.” Did the parish offer the deed to the Boys Annex to the City for a $1? “No, we did not,” said Monsignor. “The City wanted us to give them the building for a $1. They wanted to tear it down. We... Read more →

Tiger Stick ®, Sports/Baseball Bat Wax Launches Custom Co-Branded Program

PR Newswire logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) June 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiger Stick ®, the well known sports grip brand is known for its distinctive tiger logo and its solid reputation in the marketplace. The wax-based stick has become a staple item among MLB teams who buy on a regular basis from the company and its distributors. The big chain sporting goods stores know the product well, have constant requests for it and can't keep it on the shelves. "Our company started small and grew large when word of mouth got out from the best of the best how good the product was. We had to keep up and now service both domestic and international stores and players," explains Max Cohen, one of the company's owners. "We fill quantity wholesale and work with the needs of our clients. We are familiar with the big box... Read more →

PHC to Present $50,000 Check to the Scranton Neighborhood Park Collaborative

PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Humanities Council will present a$50,000 Civic Engagement Grant Award check to the Scranton Neighborhood Park Collaborative on Wednesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. in Jackson Park, located at 1304 Jackson Street in West Scranton. Led by the Scranton Area Foundation, the Collaborative, composed of 6 local non-profits, is the first recipient of PHC's new grant initiative, which targets projects that promote civic engagement. The grant will go toward the reconstruction of a public park and activities that directly engage the community in the development process; resulting in an enduring, collaboratively designed public space that reflects the values and culture of residents of West Scranton and fosters strong connections among the residents of surrounding communities. With the aid of the Humanities Advisory Council, composed of humanities experts, artists, and museum and other informal learning professionals, the Collaborative will use humanities programs to engage Scranton... Read more →

CNBNEWS Hunting & Fishing Info: State of Pennsylvania 2014-15 Hunting Seasons

Image source source These are the seasons and bag limits for most hunting and trapping seasons from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Downloadable Calendar of PA Hunting & Trapping Seasons SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth – Oct. 11-17 (6 daily, 18 in possession limit after first day). SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined):Oct. 18-Nov. 29; Dec. 15-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 21 (6 daily, 18 possession). RUFFED GROUSE: Oct. 18–Nov. 29, Dec. 15-24 and Dec. 26-Jan. 24 (2 daily, 6 possession). RABBIT (Cottontail) Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license:Oct. 11-18 (4 daily, 12 possession). RABBIT (Cottontail): Oct. 25-Nov. 29, Dec. 15-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 21 (4 daily, 12 possession). PHEASANT: Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license – Oct. 11-18 (2... Read more →

Insurance Fraud Sweep, 10 Suspects Arrested

June 27, 2014 OAG arrests 10 in Western Pa. insurance fraud sweep; several for illegal diversion of prescription drugs Timothy Campbell Ryan Blumling Lucas McCormick Melissa Bock Brenhan Skrak Anthony Griffith Thomas Huth Shante Reed Matthew Masciarelli HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced agents from the Insurance Fraud Section arrested and charged 10 Western Pennsylvania individuals for a variety of insurance fraud offenses. Four of the arrests were joint investigations with the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation into the illegal diversion of prescription opioids, whereby fraudulent prescriptions were obtained for thousands of pills. Attorney General Kane said that from the time a pharmaceutical is manufactured, it is her office's responsibility to account for the drug as it makes its way, legally, to the patient. Diversion occurs when that chain is broken and the Office of Attorney General is working to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight: NJ Students Attending U. of Memphis, Marymount, FIT, Keystone, Becker

Joshua Grabert Named to Dean's List at University of Memphis MEMPHIS, TN (06/27/2014)(readMedia)-- Joshua Grabert of Waterford Works, New Jersey, was named to the Dean's List at the University of Memphis for the spring 2014 semester. The Dean's List is composed of students who have earned 12 or more hours in either the fall or spring semester with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for that semester. The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship. Area Residents Graduate from Marymount University ARLINGTON, VA (06/27/2014)(readMedia)-- Marymount University is proud to announce that the following residents from your area are among the more than 450 undergraduates and 350 graduate students who received degrees at the University's Commencement Ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on... Read more →

Commentary: US cheated Death and got away with it

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Obituary : Guadalupe Salazar of Bellmawr age 88

Guadalupe Salazar “Sal” on June 28, 2014, of Bellmawr, age 88. Beloved husband of the late Eva (nee Roop). Loving father of Linda Hollingworth and step-father of Sandra Storey. Devoted grandfather of Heather Wenger and step-grandfather of Dawn Chiarulli, Jimmy Chiarulli and the late Jason Chiarulli. Sal is also survived by many siblings, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit the family from 12noon to 1pm on Tuesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Graveside service 1:30pm at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. Relatives and friends may share memories at via Related articles Francis Michael Bradley, former Hospital Administrator, Knights of Columbus Member, Army Veteran Robert F. Hanley Sr., of Bellmawr, WW II Army Veteran, Fought in the Battle of the Bulge John J. Bauman Jr., Pepsi employee, volunteer firefighter William Nordt, co-owner of Bellmawr company Joseph J. Toomey, Retired Bellmawr Sewer and Water Superintendent, Volunteer Fireman... Read more →

Obituary: Robert W. McIntyre of Bellmawr, age 91

Robert W. McIntyre, on June 27, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Alice. Dear nephew of Hazel Wine of Moorestown. Loving cousin of Judy LoPresti (Dr. Philip) of Mt. Laurel and Sherry Wine of Atco. Devoted brother-in-law of Mae Madajewski of Haddon Township and Helen Verratti of Cherry Hill. Also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Robert proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He was a member of Chews United Methodist Church and his greatest hobby was creating stained glass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 10 to 11am Wednesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert’s name to Chews United Methodist Church, 319 Black Horse Pike, Glendora, NJ, 08029. Family and friends... Read more →

Bill1750 Would Ban Practice of Processing and Transporting Dogs & Cats for Human Consumption

PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Yuri" the Jindo (pictured) was rescued along with her sisters from a warehouse on Orthodox Street in Philadelphia. They were raised and intended to be slaughtered for their meat. As shocking as it is to Pennsylvania residents, killing a dog or cat for the purpose of human consumption is perfectly legal. Supporters of House Bill 1750 hope to halt this grisly practice by banning the breeding and selling, the processing and transporting, of dogs and cats for human consumption. SenatorJohn Maher, a sponsor of House Bill 1750 and one of the strongest advocates for animals in Pennsylvania'sGeneral Assemble, explained "Slaughtering cats and dogs for human consumption is legal in Pennsylvania. Authorities are powerless to act even if they see carcasses on butcher hooks. It should be a crime!" Animal lovers will have to act fast though if they want to protect the dogs and... Read more →


Cover of Rob Van Winkle WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel today announced it will kick off July Fourth weekend with the ultimate '90s #TBT ("Throw Back Thursday") party. Hosted by Vanilla Ice aka Robert Van Winkle, the all-day event will take place Thursday, July 3, at The Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, N.Y., and will celebrate the premiere of National Geographic Channel's miniseries event: The '90s: The Last Great Decade? narrated by Rob Lowe and airing July 6-8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The event will transport partygoers back to a time when the world made new "Friends"; everyone danced the Macarena; and Dylan and Brenda ruled the school. Partygoers are encouraged to embrace their inner Gen-Xer by coming dressed in costume — let Zach Morrisand Kelly Kapowski, the Spice Girls or even Nirvana be your inspiration! Prizes will be awarded for those who prove their style is... Read more →

Philly violent crime rate below first half of '13 — NewsWorks

PHILADELPHIA PA--Philadelphia garnered national attention last year when the number of homicides in the city dropped to a 46-year low, and all other violent crimes fell along with it. As the first half of this year draws to a close, that trend is continuing. Police reported 7,174 violent crimes from Jan. 1 to June 22, a decrease of 8 percent from the same period in 2013. The number of homicides is also down slightly: There were 112 slayings as of June 26, compared with 115 that time last year. "It's certainly good news," said Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFirePA. "But I think, obviously, the 112 homicide victims that we have so far, those 112 families and all the communities they leave behind would say this is too many." CONTINUE TO READ via Related articles Homicides in Central America up 99% in the last decade, major report reveals FBI:... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing : Locations of Pennsylvania's Public Shooting Ranges

Pennsylvania Game Commission patch (Photo credit: Wikipedia) source PENNSYLVANIA--For your shooting enjoyment and to make you a better hunter, the Game Commission maintains public shooting ranges across the state. Those who shoot firearms at one of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's state game lands public shooting ranges must possess and carry with them either an annual $30 range use permit or a current general hunting or furtaker license. Individuals without a range use permit or hunting or furtaker license may be fined. Unless otherwise posted, these ranges are open year-round, from 8 a.m. until sunset, Monday through Saturday, and noon to sunset on Sundays. See the exception for Scotia Range below. Please contact the appropriate Region Office to check the daily status of ranges you wish to visit. Before you visit, please review the Shooting Range Regulations and Prohibited Acts. Do not collect the brass of shooters while the range... Read more →

Commentary: Extinguish the Ex-Im Bank

Volume XIX No.26: June 27, 2014 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE--With the August recess looming, Congress is quickly running out of time to knock a few items off its to-do list. But when it comes to dealing with the September expiration of the Export-Import Bank, the best path forward is to do what this Congress has shown it can do best—nothing. To protect taxpayers Congress needs to let the Ex-Im expire. The Export-Import bank is like your appendix - if it ever had a legitimate use it has long disappeared. In 1934, the bank was established to support U.S. jobs by promoting the exporting and importing of goods and services, loaning money to foreign buyers of U.S. products and providing loan guarantees and insurance-like products for U.S. exporters. It was purportedly filling a void by providing financing for worthy ventures that couldn’t get private backing. In reality it became a favor-factory... Read more →

Catherine Lippincott, of Gloucester City, Active Member of Saint Mary's Parish

St. Mary Church /CNBNews photo LIPPINCOTT CATHERINE M. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, for Catherine M. Lippincott, (nee Sheridan) of Gloucester City who passed away on June 25, 2014. Mrs. Lippincott was 76. She was the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Sheridan, loving mother of Nancy (nee Lippincott) Ritchie and Russell Lippincott, Jr. and dear sister of Edward and the late Andy Sheridan. She is also survived her dear grandchildren Angela (nee Fiddes) Corsin, Catherine Lippincott and John, Jessica and Sarah Ritchie and 3 great grandchildren. Catherine was a retired employee of the John Jeffries Corp. in Gloucester City and had also worked in St. Mary’s School Office and the Rectory Office under Msgr. Lucitt. She had been a member of the St. Mary’s Church Choir and was active in the PTA, Bingo, St. Patty’s Celebrations and other charity events. Relatives and friends... Read more →

Brooklawn 4th of July Celebration

Brooklawn's 4th of July Celebration will be held on Friday, July 4th. The annual parade will begin at 10:00 am and proceed down Broadway and over the railroad tracks to Memorial Park. We would like to invite all residents of the Borough to come out and enjoy a day full of activities and fun !! Schedule of Events: 9:30-10:00 am Parade Registration (west side firehouse) 10:00 am Parade kicks off 10:30 am Parade prizes awarded at Memorial Park and the crowning of little Mr. & Mrs. Brooklawn 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Amusements 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Food & Refreshments 11:00 am - 12:30pm Fire Engine rides (Memorial Park) 11:30 am Relay Games (prizes will be given) Parade Categories are: Best Walking Costume, Best Clown, Best Costume symbolizing 4th of July, Best Wagon or Pulled Float, Best Decorated Stroller, Best Decorated Bike (Age Groups 4-8 years & 9-12 years)... Read more →

South Jersey Business Scene: Free Webinar, Considering Divorce

Blackwood NJ, June 26, 2014-- Attorney Lynda Hinkle will be hosting a free webinar called, "Considering Divorce? The Steps You Need to Take Now." The webinar, which will be held on Wednesday, July 16 2014 at 12:30 pm, is free to the public. Hinkle, author of the book, "Breaking Up: Finding and Working with a Divorce Attorney in New Jersey," has hosted live discussions on the topic before, but decided to try presenting the information in webinar form after she noticed that people were often reticent to participate in public presentations about divorce. "Often, people who are contemplating divorce will feel uncomfortable about sharing their thoughts with others. It's a private and very personal decision, and one not many people want to make public until they've thought it through. "The webinar format allows them to get the information they need about the subject, and the chance to talk to an... Read more →

CNBNEWS CONGRATULATES Ithaca College Spring 2014 Dean's List Students from New Jersey

The Ithaca College Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ITHACA, NY (06/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Ithaca College congratulates students named to Dean's List for the spring 2014 semester. Ava DeFrancesco of Woodbury Heights (08097) was named to Dean's List in Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences for the spring 2014 semester. Brianna Shontz of Delran (08075) was named to Dean's List in Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the spring 2014 semester. Kimberly Capehart of Cherry Hill (08034) was named to Dean's List in Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications for the spring 2014 semester. Anne Sparaco of Hammonton (08037) was named to Dean's List in Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications for the spring 2014 semester. Katharyn Lass of Cherry Hill (08034) was named to Dean's List in Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences for the spring 2014 semester. William Latino of Medford Lakes... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting & Fishing Info: PA Senate to Consider Bill to Stop Pigeon Shoots

A protest in Huntingdon by SHAC, November 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) NEWSWORKS--Animal rights activists have been trying for decades to end pigeon shoots – private events during which hunters take aim at live pigeons released from traps. Activists call it barbaric, though judges and prosecutors have said it breaks no animal cruelty laws. Sen. Rich Alloway, R-Adams, counts himself among the traditional sportsmen against the practice. He called it a wasteful "blood sport" before voting for the ban during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. "I hunt for my family. I eat what I kill," said Alloway. "If I shoot something and injure it and I can't find it, it drives me crazy because I know that I hurt that animal and it's going to go to waste." The bill will go to the full Senate for consideration, though Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair, found it odd to see... Read more →

State Police To Participate In Operation Dry Water

New Jersey State Police (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release June 27, 2014 West Trenton, N.J. - This weekend, the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau will be one of 500 law enforcement agencies participating Operation Dry Water, which is a nationally coordinated effort to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI) and reducing the number of BUI related accidents and deaths. Operation Dry Water will run from June 27-29 in all 56 U.S. states, trusts, and territories. The initiative is sponsored by the National Association of State Boating and Law Administrators (NASBLA) in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard. Troopers will conduct BUI patrols in addition to assisting the Coast Guard who will be conducting their own independent patrols. In 2013, alcohol use was the leading factor in 16% of recreational boater deaths, according to NASBLA. State law prohibits the operation of a vessel by... Read more →

Update on Mahwah Fatal Truck Crash

press release June 27, 2014 Mahwah Township, N.J. - On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 12:38 p.m., troopers from Totowa Station responded to a report of a multiple motor vehicle crash on Interstate 287 northbound at milepost 66.4. Harry Bulatowicz, 58, of Ellenville, N.Y., was the driver of a 1999 disabled cement truck operated by Concrete on Demand of Oakland, N.J., which was parked on the right shoulder of the roadway. Two additional employees, Santiago F. Mercado, 42, and Santiago M. Mercado, 22, (father and son) both of Nyack, N.Y., arrived on scene in a 1990 Isuzu pickup truck to assist in repairing the cement truck. The pickup truck was parked in front of the cement truck. The Mercados and Bulatowicz were standing along the left side of the cement truck as they attempted to fix the vehicle. Rosemary DiBattista, 58, of Fanwood, N.J., approached the scene in her 2000... Read more →

CNBNews Congratulates NJ College Students Named to the Dean's List

Arianna McLaughlin Named to Dean's List at Bryant University SMITHFIELD, RI (06/27/2014)(readMedia)-- Arianna McLaughlin, a Senior in Politics and Law, of Moorestown Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is a leading private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education. Founded in 1863, Bryant University has approximately 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students from 33 states and 85 countries. Bryant University regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Forbes and Barron's. Visit Stephen T. Melino Named to Dean's List at Western New England University SPRINGFIELD, MA (06/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Stephen T. Melino of Mount Laurel, NJ, has been named to the Dean's List at Western New England for the spring semester of 2014. Melino is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Students are named to the Dean's List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher. Brynn Gitt named to University of Iowa... Read more →

Atlantic City Mayor Comments on the Closing of Showboat Casino

Atlantic City, New Jersey 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 27, 2014, Mayor Guardian released a statement regarding today's news from Caesars about closing the Showboat Casino on August 31. "When I first ran for office over a year ago, Atlantic City was in the midst of radical change. We knew that gaming revenues have declined. But this is not just an Atlantic City issue, this is a state issue. It is also a gaming industry issue and a national issue because other cities have experienced these same pressures from the expansion of gaming. Atlantic City is undergoing a massive economic transition. We know it is painful for those who are losing their casino jobs. Atlantic City is creating new jobs, building new attractions and diversifying our economy beyond just gaming. We have cranes in the air building more retail and... Read more →

CNBNews Congratulates NJ Graduates of Armstrong ASU, Ithaca and EKU

James Coughlin Graduates from Armstrong Atlantic State University SAVANNAH, GA (06/26/2014)(readMedia)-- James Coughlin, from Southampton, NJ, earned a degree in Criminal Justice General from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday, May 10, 2014. More than 700 degrees were conferred to candidates representing Armstrong's College of Education, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology at the university's Spring 2014 Commencement, held at the Savannah Civic Center. Armstrong president Dr. Linda M. Bleicken welcomed the graduates and their families to Spring Commencement. Dr. Irving Victor, a retired physician, successful businessman and Armstrong alum, served as the keynote speaker. The Ithaca College Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ithaca College Congratulates May 2014 Graduates ITHACA, NY (06/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Ithaca College congratulates May 2014 graduates. Alexander Belfer of Cherry Hill (08034) graduated from Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in biochemistry. The degree... Read more →

Disturbing Video of a Woman Beating Another Woman, a Toddler Tries to Intervene

WARNING: The video below contains foul language and scenes of violence that some viewers may find disturbing. SALEM — Police are searching for a woman seen on an amateur video savagely beating another woman as the Latia Harris, 25, of Salem, is facing charges of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats for assaulting a woman in front of her 2-year-old son. Salem City Police are still seeking Harris. (Photo provided) victim's 2-year-old son watched and pleaded for the violence to stop. "Police in this county deal with this type of violence everyday. Yet, this video is physically sickening to watch," Salem Chief of Police John J. Pelura III said Wednesday. The suspect in the case has been identified as Latia Harris, 25, of Salem, who is facing charges of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats, Pelura said. She has not yet been apprehended. A... Read more →

"Polish Prince" Should Get Title Fight Soon

By Raymond Rolak CNBNews Sports THE POLISH PRINCE St. Charles, MO-- Ryan Kielczewski, 24, the pride of Quincy, Massachusetts went to 20-0 (4 KO's) with an eight round unanimous decision over Ramsey Luna. Luna, 22, of Corpus Christi, Texas now stands at 12-2 (5 KO's). The Ameristar Casino crowd never got enthused with the plodding and lackluster match. The win puts Kielczewski into a great position for a super flyweight title bout. Kielczewski kept scoring with a methodical style. With the win, Kielczewski, who has been branded as Boston's "Polish Prince" should be in-line for a title fight. The fight was the lead in to the main event on the Friday Night Fights telecast on ESPN. The 10 round lightweight match between Ukrainian Ivan Redkach, 28, and Sergey Gulyakevich of Belarus was also slow and soggy. Redkach, now 17-0 (13 KO's) got the unanimous decision but could have put Gulyakevich... Read more →

Constance Gardiner, Gloucester City HS Alumnus, Verchio's Produce Deli Manager

On June 25, 2014. Age 55. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Brooklawn. Loving wife of Robert E. Gardiner, Jr. Loving mother of Dennis Cline. Cherished daughter of Constance Logan (nee Kammauf) and the late Edward Logan. Dear sister of Conrad Logan (Gene) and Colleen Przybyszewski (Stan). Also survived by her beloved dog Shelby. Connie was a graduate of Gloucester High School and recently worked as the deli manager for Verchio’s Produce in Brooklawn. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, July 11th, from 10 to 11:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic funeral service 11:30 AM in the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary’s Bellmawr will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s Church: 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. In the memo, please write: Constance Gardiner. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the... Read more →

Theresa M. Casmer, of Gloucester City age 46

June 22, 2014. Age 46. Of Gloucester City. (nee Berckman). Daughter of the late Edward F. and Anna Berckman. Survived by her children, Jay Clayton, Theresa Breslin (Michael), Christina Clayton and Jaliel Young; her brother Edward F. Berckman, Jr. and her grandchildren Michael and Nicholas Breslin and Lillianna Clayton. Funeral services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Theresa M. Casmer. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 via Related articles Kimberly I. Mather, of Gloucester City, Avid Cyclist, Member of the Outdoor Club of SJ Joseph Kowalski, US Army Veteran, Retired Navy Yard Employee, Volunteer Fireman, GHS Alumnus James F. Piliro, age 63, of Gloucester City, Catholic Memorial Services Saturday Charles B. Hirst, Jr. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. Lifelong Resident of Gloucester City/Vietnam War Veteran McCann-Healey Funeral Home Offering Two New... Read more →

Burlington County Man Arrested on Bank Fraud Charges, Allegedly Caused $8.8 Million in Losses

June 25, 2014 press release TRENTON, N.J. – A Burlington County, N.J., man was arrested this morning for allegedly orchestrating a large scale check-kiting scheme that caused $8.8 million in losses to three banks in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Luis G. Rogers Sr., 71, of Beverly, N.J., is charged by complaint with one count of bank fraud. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance today in Trenton federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. According to the complaint: Rogers was the chief executive officer of Lease Group Resources Inc. (LGR), an office equipment leasing company based in Mount Holly, N.J., and was also the principal of several other business entities (the LGR Entities). From November 2012 through April 2013, Rogers maintained and controlled numerous checking accounts in the names of the LGR Entities at three separate banks: Liberty Bell Bank, Roma Financial, and... Read more →


by Justin Elliott | @justinelliott Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy? The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a "trade secret." The Red Cross' "trade secret" argument has persuaded the state to redact some material, though it's not clear yet how much since the documents haven't yet been released. As we've reported, the Red Cross releases few details about how it spends money after big disasters. That makes it difficult to figure out whether donor dollars are well spent. The Red Cross did give some information about Sandy spending to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had been investigating the charity. But the Red Cross declined our request to disclose the details.... Read more →

Save Money on Your Vacation

Roseland, NJ – Are you planning to take a family vacation this summer? If so, it could become a pricey proposition. For those Americans with summer vacation plans, 41 percent expect to pay an average of $3,000 for transportation, lodging, meals, activities, entertainment and pet care, according to a new survey conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) by Harris Poll. The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) offers some tips on how you can set a budget for and hold down the cost of a family trip while still having an enjoyable break: Check Out Prices Ahead of Time There are many online options to help you compare and minimize hotel and airfare spending, but it can be hard to budget when you’re not sure how much your everyday needs will cost. To solve that problem, search online for local restaurants that appeal to you and... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, PA (06/26/2014)(readMedia)-- University of the Sciences recognized graduates during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, as part of the University's 193rd Commencement celebration in Philadelphia, Pa. Desiree Vassalotti of Vineland, NJ (08361), graduated cum laude with a master of occupational therapy degree . Vassalotti was on the dean's list for five years and played four years of varsity women's tennis. Sean Swisher of Marlton, NJ (08053), graduated with a doctor of pharmacy degree . Swisher was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, National Honor Society of First-Year Students; co-founder and executive board member of Phi Delta Chi, professional pharmacy fraternity; co-founder and vice president of the Drug Information Association. She also served as an orientation leader, writing tutor, and a USciences ambassador member of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Student Council and Faculty Assessment committees. Michael Saraullo of Marlton, NJ (08053), graduated cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy... Read more →

PA Man Sentenced to Prison for Misappropriating 900 Cellular Telephones

NEWARK, N.J. - A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for misappropriating over 900 cellular telephones, handheld devices and accessories belonging to Verizon Wireless and selling those items online for a profit, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. James Hopkins, 35, of Telford, Pa., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls to an information charging him with mail fraud. Judge Walls imposed the sentence in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Hopkins worked as an account executive at a branch office for Verizon Wireless in Trevose, Pa. From February through November 2009, Hopkins placed numerous orders for Verizon Wireless cellular telephones, handheld devices and accessories in the names of existing Verizon Wireless customers without their knowledge. After arranging for the merchandise to be shipped to the home of a relative in New Jersey, the... Read more →

Road Rage Incident Leads To A Vehicle Pursuit on Blackwood Clementon Road /

On June 27, 2014 at approximately 4:27 P.M., the Gloucester Township Police Department was notified of a road rage incident near the Shop Rite at 1224 Blackwood Clementon Road in which a male was reportedly swinging a knife. This incident had actually occurred on Blackwood Clementon Road and Millbridge Road in the roadway, when one male, Carl Costantino, age 55 from Berlin, NJ, had approached the other driver, Michael Brown, who then swung a box cutter at Costantino from the driver’s seat of his vehicle cutting his left hand causing a laceration. Both vehicles then pulled over into the nearby Shop Rite. As GTPD officers were arriving, the one vehicle driven by Michael Brown pulled away and fled from police as a short vehicle pursuit was initiated, that ended with the him surrendering to officers at his nearby home in Pine Hill. At the scene, Carl Costantino declined medical attention... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Dog Walker Watch Event

McGruff the Crime Dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Gloucester Township Police Department will be hosting its first ever Dog Walker Watch Event on Saturday June 28th from 1030AM- 1230PM at Timber Creek Dog Park located on Chews Landing Road in Gloucester Township. Dog Walker Watch (DWW) is a crime awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) that encourages dog walkers nationwide to serve as “extra eyes and ears” for local law enforcement agencies. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of dog walkers throughout the community who are often preoccupied with texting, chatting, emailing, and phone calls during their neighborhood walks. Dog Walker Watch trains these individuals on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity. Bring your family and pet-friendly dog to meet some adoptable dogs from the Camden County Animal Shelter and other local dog rescues. Also meet local dog trainers to help with questions... Read more →

ATTENTION Brooklawn Residents! Ban on Drinking Tap Water Has Been Lifted, Test Results Negative

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) BY CNBNEWS.NET BROOKLAWN NJ--Around 3PM today the Borough of Brooklawn announced on their facebook page that the ban on drinking water has been lifted. As result of a water main break yesterday residents had been advised to boil their water until the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) tested the water. That test normally takes 24-hours, according to the Borough's Public Works Department. Below are two announcements that had been posted today on the Borough's Facebook page. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TODAY AT 2PM--We have received many calls in reference to the water boil notice. That was given yesterday during and after the main break. The Public Works Department, is currently waiting the results of the DEP testing of the water. We have been advised that these tests could not be done for at least 24 hours after submission. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will post the information as... Read more →

Highland High School Wrestling Booster Club Member Charged With Theft Of Funds

Gloucester Township Police Department Media Release June 27, 2014 SICKLERVILLE NJ--The treasurer from the Highland High School Wrestling Booster Club was charged with the theft of the booster club's funds after a month long investigation. Members of the booster club reported the theft to Gloucester Township Police Detectives after several checks had been returned to the club for insufficient funds. The investigation revealed that between the month's of December 2013 and March 2014, the club's treasurer, Sherry Warren, used the account for her benefit to pay for personal bills, hotels, car repairs, cash, food and on line purchases. The amount of the theft is approximately $4,600. Sherry Warren voluntarily surrendered herself to police detectives at the Gloucester Township Police Department and was charged with Theft. Bail was set at $20,000 10 % cash bail. She was released after posting bail. Arrested: Sherry Warren Age: 44 2800 Block of Erial Road... Read more →

Superstar Beach, Gambling Revenue Down, Showboat Says Goodbye, Jaws Video

TIPS AND SNIPPETS: By William E. Cleary Sr CNBNews SUPERSTAR BEACH--Cape May NJ was identified recently by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) as one of its 38 Superstar Beaches. The same report revealed that beaches in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New Jersey have the best water quality in the country, while Ohio has the worst said the NRDC. The report examines water quality monitoring in 2013 for beaches in 30 states on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes. English: Sunset at Sunset Beach in Cape May, NJ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From the report A good trip to the beach promises sun, surf, and relaxation. Visitors should expect to leave sandy and smiling—but not feeling ill. Unfortunately, the water at your local beach might be contaminated by human or animal waste, putting your health at risk: bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens in that... Read more →

Ex-Philadelphia Cop Convicted for Interfering with a Federal Drug Investigation

PHILADELPHIA – Rafael Cordero, 53, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for interfering with the federal drug investigation of the Christian Serrano/Edwin Medina Drug Trafficking Organizations (“DTOs”). Cordero, who at the time was a 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, provided sensitive law enforcement information about drug investigations to his half-brother, David Garcia, a member of the Serrano/Medina DTOs. Cordero was convicted on December 3, 2013. Cordero told his half-brother about a surveillance camera put up by the DEA to monitor activities occurring at a garage, located at 538 East Indiana Street in Philadelphia, used by the Medina DTO. When the FBI and DEA executed search warrants at several locations associated with the Serrano/Medina DTOs, including the garage, Cordero, after being informed about the searches by his half-brother and without having any official reason to do so, went to the search location on East Indiana... Read more →

The Pace of Play (POP) Committee

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ATLANTIC LEAGUE COMMISSIONS “PACE OF PLAY” COMMITTEE Veteran Baseball Execs and Players Including Tal Smith, Roland Hemond, Cecil Cooper, Joe Klein, Bud Harrelson and Sparky Lyle to Address Game Length and Pace Denver, CO – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced the formation of the Pace of Play (POP) Committee, tasked with reviewing ways to reduce the average time and enliven the pace of baseball games in order to enhance overall fan experience. The Committee will solicit and review ideas from fans, media, and baseball on-field and administrative personnel, in addition to proposals from Committee members. The blue ribbon panel is responsible for recommending actions to the Atlantic League’s Executive Committee.Suggestions will be vetted for their impact on pace of play and length of game, safety of players and on-field personnel, commercial consequences and simplicity, while maintaining the fundamental rules of baseball.... Read more →