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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Philadelphia Robbery Suspects Arrested

Suspects Jeffery Chandler (left) and Samiyyah Poteat (right) Arrested for Multiple Robberies in the 6th and 7th Districts Jun 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM By Gary Mercante Incident #1: Central Detectives Division asking for the public’s help locating Jeffery Chandler for a robbery in West Poplar. On June 11, 2014, at 6:40 pm, the victim, a 68 year-old-male, was getting into his car outside of Yury’s Gun Range located at 544 North Percy Street when the two suspects exited their parked car, a late model dark colored coupe (2-door), possibly a Honda Accord, and approached him. Suspect #2, pointed a handgun at the victim’s face taking his backpack which contained two 22 caliber handguns while suspect #1 removed items from the victim’s pockets. Both suspects then fled in their vehicle and were last seen north on Percy Street then west on Green Street. Incident #2: Northeast Detective Division is looking... Read more →

Remembering Mississippi Burning

The burned interior of the station wagon that was discovered following the disappearance of activists Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman. A Byte Out of History 50 Years Since Mississippi Burning 06/20/14 Fifty years ago, our country was in the midst of a struggle to extend full rights and liberties to all of its citizens. On the national stage, the long legislative fight on the landmark Civil Rights Act was nearing a conclusion. Regionally, the push to roll back odious Jim Crow laws led to demonstrations between opponents of the legal discrimination and supporters of the status quo. In Mississippi, the center of the civil rights effort in 1964 was the Freedom Summer, in which committed activists and local residents encouraged African-Americans to register to vote—fewer than seven percent of those eligible were registered at the time. The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a coalition of civil rights groups,... Read more →

The White Horse Road Bridge between Voorhees & Somerdale Closed Indefinitely | Nixle

Gibbsboro Fire Department Notice The bridge between Voorhees and Somerdale on White Horse Road will be closed indefinitely to all traffic (foot and vehicle). Know one can walk to the Lindenwold speedline station from Voorhees on White Horse Road. Plan on another route until further notice. Somerdale Road is open but will be congested. Any speedline station can get passengers to Lindenwold for connections to busses or NJ. Transit trains. Address/Location Gibbsboro Fire Company No.1 131 Hilliards Road Gibbsboro, NJ 08026 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-435-9626 via Related articles Naked male high on drugs assaults officer and tries to steal police cruiser : Nixle Lindenwold PD is seeking the Public's Help with Hit and Run Accident | Nixle Alleged Camden County carjacker of elderly drivers, caught in Lindenwold Riding the Rails of the PATCO Speedline - Photo Essay Read more →

CNBNEWS BUSINESS SCENE: Kiddie Academy of Runnemede Course, Where Did I Come From?

Runnemede, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) June 24, 2014 - With Memorial Day having just passed, and July 4th just around the corner, many children can easily mistake these national holidays (and others) as just another reason to celebrate. Synonymous with backyard barbecues, parades, and bright, colorful firework displays, the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is anything but your average holiday. While celebrating is wonderful, we need to ensure that children understand the history that is behind the festivities that occur on our national holidays. Tony Serrano, Franchise Owner of Kiddie Academy of Runnemede, an educationally focused child care provider in Runnemede, believes that it’s important for children to learn about history – on a national, local and family level – and to help children understand that each of them is, in fact, a living part of that history. “Taking this view of history makes that common childhood question... Read more →

Medical Study: Babies Born in the Fall Are Faster, Fitter, and Stronger | Medical Daily

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CNBNews ARCHIVES: Tax Relief for Gloucester City Seniors (First Time Applicants)

Gloucester City Mayor Bill James (Photo credit: CNBNEWS.NET) CNBNEWS ARCHIVES POSTED Friday, February 27, 2009 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ February 7, 2009--“Most of our senior citizens should now qualify for this program if they own their own homes”, Mayor Bill James. Those qualified are directly reimbursed by the state for the difference between the amount of local property taxes paid in the base year (the year applicants become eligible and first filed for the program) and the amount of the property taxes paid for the reimbursement year. Forms to apply for retroactive refunds for 2007 will be available in the Gloucester Tax Collectors office by the end of February and the 2008 forms will be in sometime next month. Mayor James said the changed eligibility requirements will translate into big savings for local seniors. “This should benefit quite a few people”, he said. The town hasn’t yet set a date for... Read more →

Brooklawn NJ: Large Water Main Break, Service Is Down, Boil Water Alert Has Been Issued

Update: By BROOKLAWN NJ (June 26, 2014)--Some residents in the Borough of Brooklawn have been without water since 10:30 AM. A large water main break is responsible for shutting down service. Donna M. Domico, Public Works Supt., released the following notice in response to the break. She is warning residents who do have water to boil it first before drinking it. To the residents of Brooklawn: Brooklawn Water Department is providing notification that a water main break has occurred at 610 New Broadway, nearest cross street is Chestnut St., (near the area of the Broaway Bridge construction). Some customers within our service area to be without water. A potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists. As a precaution, we are implementing system wide boil water advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory. The Brooklawn DPW crew has already... Read more →

Striking Member of Local 542 Union Assaults 60-year-Old Man

Wanted: Suspect for Assault in the 26th District Jun 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM By Gary Mercante On June 19, 2014, at 6:15 am, the complainant, a 60 year-old male, was working at 300 East Wildey Street when he was approached by members of Local 542 Union who were picketing. When the complainant attempted to enter the property an unknown Hispanic male, who was picketing, grabbed him from behind and threw him into a fence. The complainant was transported to Episcopal Hospital for treatment of pain in his neck and back. Suspect Description: Hispanic male, mid 20 years-of-age, wearing a black shirt, and Blue jeans. To view the surveillance video: Visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel or visit If you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. Use... Read more →

Obituary: BarbaraJo A. Bartkevicius of Bellmawr

BarbaraJo A. Bartkevicius (nee Connell), suddenly on June 24, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 55. Beloved wife of John Bartkevicius. Devoted mother of Ashley Ann Hoyer and her fiance’ Anthony Lacovara. Loving mom-mom of Nathan Bollinger. Devoted daughter of the late Harry and Estelle Connell. Dear sister of Chris Keough (Ken), Frank Connell (Joan), James Connell and the late Butch Connell and sister-in-law of Joseph Bartkevicius (Diane). Daughter-in-law of Justin Bartkevicius. Special aunt of Terri Bennett-Boner. Loving niece of Barbara Althouse. Also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 12:30 to 2pm Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 2pm Saturday at the funeral home. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for the benefit of Nathan Bollinger. Read more →


An awesome fireworks display that is set to Thomas Bergersen’s “Heart of Courage” as the soundtrack. This fireworks show looks so real that many people will think it’s real, however, it has been produced using CGI (computer generated imagery). If you like to watch Funny, Cool, and Interesting Videos Subscribe for FREE to the Video of the Day Source Big Geek Daddy Read more →

Joseph Richter Jr., age 22, of West Deptford, Graduate of West Deptford HS Class of 2009

Joseph Richter, Jr., age 22, of West Deptford, NJ, suddenly on June 20, 2014. Legacy Joey was a true sports fan, who cheered on the Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers to victory, enjoyed watching NASCAR, and spending time on the river bank fishing. He graduated West Deptford High School in 2009 and is best remembered as an energetic and outgoing best friend whose laughter and heart of gold will be missed by everyone, especially his parents and sister. Family Beloved son of Joseph Sr. and Judith (née Mulcahy); Cherished brother to Danielle; Treasured grandson to Mary Lou Mulcahy (the late Leo), Janet Mulcahy, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Parkin, and Mr. & Mrs. A. Joseph Richter; Loving nephew to Donna Anderson (Justin), John Mulcahy (Janet), Thomas Mulcahy, Paul Mulcahy (Cindy), and Peter Mulcahy (Debbie); Also survived by an extended loving family. Farewell Ceremony Visitation Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 pm at McGUINNESS FUNERAL... Read more →

CyclePhilly Bike Route App Available

DVRPC Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release (Philadelphia, PA) – CyclePhilly, a mobile application created for bicyclists around Greater Philadelphia, is available. The app records cyclist biking habits such as route and time traveled, as well as the purpose of the trip. The data received provides an additional resource for local planners and agencies in an effort to understand bicycle trends, routes, and trip purposes, implement better bicycle facilities, and connect the region’s trail network, known as The Circuit. The application was developed by a group of volunteers from Code for Philly, a branch of Code for America’s Brigade Program, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and SEPTA. It follows a trend of similar applications that track personal tripmaking, but is the first bike route application specifically for the Philadelphia area. While national bike mapping applications,... Read more →

Harrah Hotel-Casino Customer Claims He Was Pummeled By In-House Security Guards

English: Harrah's Atlantic City 777 Harrah's Blvd (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HACKENSACK, N.J., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Flora, a Hudson County resident is the latest victim of a "gang-like" beating by a squad of in-house security guards at Harrah's hotel-casino, according to his recently filed civil complaint naming Harrah's, its parent company, Caesars, and numerous related businesses. He becomes the eighth plaintiff to file similar lawsuits against one of the world's largest gaming and resort operators. Mr. Flora, 36, asserts in his complaint that he was a preferred guest (known as a "Total Rewards" member) at Harrah's on September 6, 2012, into September 7th when he was brutally beaten without provocation by the casino's in-house security guards. Mr. Flora's beating, captured from various angles on the casino's numerous security cameras, clearly shows the guards at one point throwing him down to the marble floor, which fractured several teeth, and... Read more →

Operation Cross Country VIII: 168 Minors Rescued, 281 Suspects Arrested

press release June 24, 2014 Over the past week, the FBI and multiple law enforcement agencies in Essex, Union, and Atlantic Counties conducted proactive enforcement operations in various cities, focusing on the identification and recovery of victims of sexual trafficking, announced Aaron T. Ford, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Division. SAC Ford made the announcement on behalf of several law enforcement partners that took part in the operation. The law enforcement activity was part of a national initiative known as Operation Cross Country VIII. Operation Cross Country supports the FBI’s Innocence Lost National Initiative, which targets criminal enterprises responsible for the exploitation of children through prostitution. Operation Cross Country VIII took place in 106 cities in the United States and led to the rescue of over 168 minors. Over 281 suspects were arrested for allegedly transporting minors for the purposes of prostitution, among other violations. More than... Read more →

Doctors Urge Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening for Men Over 65

English: A contrast enhanced CT scan demonstrating an abdominal aortic aneurysm of 4.8 * 3.8 cm (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (NewsUSA) - Ray Territ, 75, was playing golf when his feet started feeling abnormally heavy. After his legs started to hurt, Territ made an appointment with his Kaiser Permanente family physician, Lisa Tran, M.D., in Southern California. When Dr. Tran reviewed Territ's medical history in Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect, one of the world's largest private electronic health records, she quickly identified that he was missing a screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Dr. Tran advised Territ to get tested, and he agreed. His decision saved his life. Open repaire of a AAA (Abdominal aortic aneurysm (also known as AAA) is a localized dilatation of the abdominal aorta) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The ultrasound showed that Territ had an abdominal aortic aneurysm twice the size of those that normally require surgery. The technician immediately sent... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA: Suspect Milton Garcia Arrested for Robbery/Sexual Assault in the 9th District

Jun 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM By Gary Mercante The Philadelphia Police Department has arrested suspect Milton Garcia for a robbery/aggravated assault in the Rittenhouse section of the city. On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 1:20 am, the complainant, a 26 year-old female, was walking to her residence on the 1900 block of Spruce Street after having left the “Ladder 15″ tavern at 15th & Sansom Streets. As she approached her residence, an unknown male approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck forcing her to open the entrance door. Once inside he forced her to her upstairs apartment where he sexually assaulted her, and taking her iPhone, keys then fleeing only to reenter the building minutes later. On June 21, 2014, after releasing surveillance video to the public, the iPhone that was taken during this incident tracked it’s location in close proximity to the 1800 block of South... Read more →

Moorestown PD: Fireworks Sale, Possession, and Use is dangerous and illegal : Nixle

M-80 Fireworks (Flashpowder Explosives) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Moorestown Police remind all that Fireworks Sale, Possession, and Use is dangerous and illegal. It's not worth going to the hospital or Court. New Jersey Statutes, Title: 21, EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS Chapter 3: Sale, use, etc., declared against public health, safety and welfare Section: 21:3-2: Sale, possession or use prohibited; exceptions 21:3-2. It shall be unlawful for any person to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell, possess or use, or explode any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy cannon, toy cane or toy gun in which explosives are used; the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same; firecrackers; torpedoes; skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs, sparklers or other fireworks of like construction, or any fireworks containing any explosive or inflammable compound or any tablets or other device commonly used and sold as fireworks containing nitrates, chlorates, oxalates, sulphides of lead, barium,... Read more →

Gomer Thomas Williams,of Philadelphia Sentenced to 24 Months for Defrauding Clients

PHILADELPHIA—Gomer Thomas Williams, 54, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for a scheme to defraud clients of the legal firm where he worked. Williams was an attorney and associate with the Philadelphia law firm, Spector Gadon & Rosen (“Spector”). Between 2007 and 2012, Williams defrauded four of his trust and estate clients of approximately $503,361 by diverting funds from his clients’ accounts to his personal accounts, and by overbilling his clients for legal work that was not performed. He pleaded guilty in March to one count of wire fraud. For the trusts, Williams was the trustee, and, for the estates, Williams was the administrator and/or executor. Williams exercised complete control over the victim-clients’ funds, including controlling their checking accounts. Williams abused his fiduciary position in transferring funds from their accounts to pay his own personal expenses, including his mortgage. In... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing Information for the State of New Jersey

press release 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is pleased to announce that the application for the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards is now available. Completed applications must be received at DEP by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17. The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey’s premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state. These awards recognize individuals, businesses, institutions, communities, organizations, educators, youth and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey. Since the awards program was established in 2000, 135 entities have been recognized. Nominations can be submitted for the following categories: Clean Air; Healthy Ecosystems; Water Resources; Land Conservation; Healthy and Sustainable Communities; Healthy and Sustainable Businesses; Innovative Technology; and the recently added “Environmentalist of the Year” category. In addition, the category for “Environmental Education” has been divided into... Read more →