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June 2014

Afghanistan War Takes Another Life, Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, age 23 of New Braunfels, Texas

IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2014 DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas, died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Posted with Blogsy 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 local.nixle.com 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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Berks County DA Announces Charges Against 48-Mid and Street Level Drug Dealers

HARRISBURG (June 25, 2014)- Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and Berks County District Attorney John Adams today announced charges against 48 mid- and street-level drug dealers operating in and around Berks County. The joint investigation, known as "Operation Tourniquet," began in July 2013 and focused on the distribution of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medications. The investigation revealed that the mid- and street-level dealers were part of two organizations, who were loosely tied and responsible for distributing drugs throughout at least three counties including Berks, Lancaster and Schuylkill. Agents and detectives utilized a number of undercover drug buys and extensive surveillance, which revealed that both organizations allegedly colluded with one another to acquire bulk quantities of drugs that were eventually broken down into street-level quantities to be distributed among numerous customers. On Monday, June 23, 2014, agents executed a total of 17 search warrants and seized 10 firearms ?... Read more →


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 CNBNews.net 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 →


Did Ex-Chestefield Mayor Use Official Position to Acquire Farm at No Cost, Plus $372,500 Profit?

View Indictment TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that Lawrence Durr – a longtime committeeman, mayor and planning board member in Chesterfield Township – has been indicted on official misconduct charges for allegedly entering an undisclosed deal to sell transferrable development rights on a 104-acre farm to a developer, and then using his official positions to advance the developer’s plan to build a major residential and commercial project at another site in the township. Under his deal with developer Renaissance Properties Inc., Durr bought the farm from its owner in 2006 for $2 million, and subsequently sold the “transfer development rights” for the farm to Renaissance at a pre-arranged price. Durr received $2,372,500, which meant he effectively obtained the farm for free and turned an extra profit of $372,500. Transfer development rights (“TDRs”) are a privately financed farmland preservation system whereby farmers with land in an area... 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 http://phillypolice.com/news 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 →


VISIT PHILADELPHIA: Spruce Street Harbor Park

From Friday, June 27 through Sunday, August 31, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation transforms the Penn’s Landing Marina at Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street into a pop-up summertime village with a beer garden, restaurant and more. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s new jewel boasts all of the essential elements for a summertime revery — ample outdoor seating, local beer offerings and higher-end grab-and-go food available from a cargo container — and will be free and open to the public every day from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The pop-up spot also features a hammock garden, boardwalk, urban beach, fountains and a series of floating barges with lily pad water gardens. The Layout Throughout the two months that Spruce Street Harbor Park will be open, visitors to the waterfront will be able to take advantage of all of the festivals, concerts and movies at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, as... Read more →


WATCH: COOL FIREWORKS DISPLAY

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 →


Gun Carrying Suspect Arrested in Camden

Posted on June 25, 2014 by CCPD (Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department Officer Anthony Rodriguez arrested a suspect early Wednesday who was in possession of two illegal handguns. Officer Rodriguez was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in Bergen Square near the corner of Ramona Gonzalez Street and Princeton Avenue just after 1:20 a.m. Officer Rodriguez engaged suspect Luis Jones, 21, of Camden, to investigate. Jones ran from the area and was apprehended after a short pursuit. During the apprehension, Jones was found to be in possession of two handguns – a loaded, semi-automatic .32-caliber Keltec stolen out of Wichita, Kansas; and a loaded Ruger .22-caliber revolver. Jones was charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and one count of Receiving Stolen Property. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $100,000 cash or bond. via camdencountypd.org Related articles Camden... Read more →


News | camdencountypd.org | Camden County Police Department

Camden County Police Department officers caught an armed suspect Tuesday morning in North Camden who was wanted in Deptford for an attempted murder and armed robbery earlier that day. Just before 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Deptford Police officers responded to an armed robbery on the 1000 block of Mantua Pike in which the suspect used a conducted energy device on a victim and fired a handgun toward another victim. After fleeing in one of the victims’ vehicles, the suspect was subsequently tracked to Camden. Officers from the Camden County Police Department, Deptford Police Department, Westville Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office worked together and, at approximately 11 a.m., located the stolen vehicle parked near the corner of 6th and Berkley streets. Minutes later, Sgt. Patricia Kelly was in the area of 7th and Vine streets when she observed Wayne John Moruzin, 60, of Westville. Moruzin fit the physical description... Read more →


Another town hall meeting, same Christie mantra: I will veto tax hikes — NewsWorks

Gov. Chris Christie came to South Jersey today for another town hall style meeting and to send several messages back to Democrats in Trenton. Christie started off his 122nd town hall meeting by saying he was ready to take decisive action against any tax increases the Democrats who control the New Jersey Legislature might send to him, including an income tax hike for millionaires. "Let me guarantee you what is going to happen, the same thing that has happened every time they have sent me an income tax increase in the nearly five years that I have been governor, I'm going to veto it," he said. Democrats are pushing the income tax hike to generate enough money to fully fund pensions. continue via www.newsworks.org Related articles NJ Gov. Chris Christie: 'Hot and Sexy'? Analysis: Millionaire's Tax to Close Pension Gap Could Be Headed To Ballot in 2015 Jersey Shore 2012:... 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 →


NJ High School Student Charged with Hacking into School Computer and Changing Grades

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Attention! Pennsylvania veterans of Desert Shield or Desert Storm are Eligible for a Bonus

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reminds Pennsylvania veterans that it offers a special one-time payment to honor the service and sacrifice of those who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 – Aug. 31, 1991. "Pennsylvania veterans of Desert Shield or Desert Storm are eligible for this bonus and with a little over one year until the program ends we are trying to spread the word," said Brig. Gen. Jerry Beck, deputy adjutant general for veterans affairs. "I encourage everyone to share this information with friends or family members to help ensure that every Persian Gulf War veteran from Pennsylvania receives this well-deserved benefit." More than 10,500 Persian Gulf veterans have applied for the one-time cash bonus program since the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs began accepting applications in 2008. The bonus... 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 →


Six Public School Employees Charged with Stealing from the Free School Lunch Program

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that six women, all public employees, were charged today with stealing a total of more than $10,000 from the federally funded free and reduced-price school lunch program by filing false applications for their children. The charges are the result of investigations by the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police, stemming from referrals by the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller. The Office of the State Comptroller referred numerous potential cases to the Division of Criminal Justice involving public employees or their families who allegedly under-reported their household income in order to fraudulently qualify their children for free or reduced-price lunches. These six defendants represent the first round of prosecutions resulting from the referrals and the ongoing investigative efforts of the Division of Criminal Justice and State Police. The Division of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau charged each... Read more →


JUST A RUMOR, THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE, A NEW HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, ET CETERA

UPDATED: On June 24, 2014 Peter Feuerherd, spokesman for the Camden Diocese said in a response to the questions we asked him on June 23, that the Diocese of Camden does not own the Gloucester Catholic Boys Annex building. St. Mary’s Parish owns that building. 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 offered 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 said no to their proposal. We would... Read more →


CNBNews Business Scene: TimberTech Docksider Being Used to Rebuild New Jersey Boardwalks

WILMINGTON, Ohio, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Only a handful of New Jersey beach towns continue to rebuild their boardwalks along the Atlantic shoreline in the second summer after Superstorm Sandy leveled or damaged many of them. Last May, Spring Lake, New Jersey Mayor Jennifer Naughton and the town council unveiled the new two-mile Spring Lake boardwalk, rebuilt with TimberTech Docksider, a popular low-maintenance composite decking material specifically designed for docks and boardwalks. Selected for its ability to resist moisture damage, splitting, splintering, rot and decay during a long hot summer, this year the TimberTech boardwalk faced one of the worst New Jersey winters in recent history as well. So, how did it survive the freezing temperatures and extreme snow and ice? "The boardwalk looks as great as when it was installed last year," said W. Bryan Dempsey, Borough Administrator. After the boardwalk was completely destroyed during the storm, Spring... Read more →


CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAUNCHES 2014 SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM AND FUN SAFE PHILLY

English: Two of Philadelphia's former highest structures stand side by side in this photograph. In front we have the tower of City Hall and in the back One Liberty Place. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The City of Philadelphia announced the launch of the 2014 Summer Meals program and the opening of more than 800 summer meal sites, which provide free and healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks to thousands of Philadelphians ages 18 and younger every Monday through Friday through August 29, 2014. Meal sites are located at a variety of public spaces, including recreation centers, schools, churches and community centers. In addition to these sites, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R) hosts Playstreets, which are designated city blocks closed to traffic that provide free meals and programming to young people throughout Philadelphia. Fun Safe Philly Summer is an Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, city-wide, partnered initiative to provide Philadelphia youth with... 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 →


Chicago Police Shoot 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran to Death with Bean Bags

By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN/Courthouse News Service CHICAGO (CN) - Suburban Chicago police shot a 95-year-old WWII veteran to death with bean bag rounds at short range because he refused to go to the hospital, his stepdaughter claims in court. Sharon Mangerson, stepdaughter of the late John Wrana Jr., sued the Village of Park Forest on Friday, and its police Officers Clifford Butz, Michael Baugh, Craig Taylor, Lloyd Elliot, Charlie Hoskins and Mitch Greer in Federal Court. "On July 26, 2014 [sic], John Wrana, Jr., (photo) was twelve days shy of his 96th birthday and a resident at the Victory Centre of Park Forest Assisted Living Center located in Park Forest, Illinois. On that date, Mr. Wrana was alone in his room, suffering from what the facility's staff believed were symptoms indicative of a urinary tract infection in an elderly person," the complaint begins. Victory Center employees tried to get Wrana into... 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 →


NJIPSCA Opposes Bill that Bans Choice Students from Varsity Sports

press release The NJ Interdistrict School Choice Association denounces A-3312, sponsored by Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli, which prohibits Choice Students from participating in varsity sports at their school of choice. A-3312 excludes Choice Students from participating in varsity sports offered at their school of choice and would require them to try out for sports only at their sending district. “This legislation sets up a second class system where students cannot participate on a full and equal basis at their school of choice. It appears to set up a ‘separate but equal’ scenario,” states Bob Garguilo, Chairman of NJIPSCA Board of Directors. “It’s unfair and alienates students from their peers.” Other forms of choice, such as VoTech Institutes, Charters, and private schools--which are members of NJ State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA)--are not included in the bill. “A-3312 is evidently in contrast of legislative intent of the Choice enabling legislation. The School... Read more →


Police Records That Ruin Innocent Lives

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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 →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Lori Spencer Named to Dean's List at Western New England University SPRINGFIELD, MA (06/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Lori Spencer of Williamstown, NJ, has been named to the Dean's List at Western New England University for the spring semester of 2014. Spencer is working towards a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students are named to the Dean's List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher. Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England serves 3,800 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law. Edward Rondon graduates from University of North Georgia DAHLONEGA, GA (06/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Edward Manuel Rondon of Elmer, New Jersey has graduated from the University of North Georgia (UNG) with a(n) Master of... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: MT. EPHRAIM MUSIC DEPARTMENT THANKS PTO!

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES Published Wednesday, February 25, 2009 $1000 Donation Helps Young Musicians Mount Ephraim, NJ – February 19, 2009 - Surrounded by young music students from RW Kershaw School Jazz Band in Mt. Ephraim, director, Mary Manion, was smiling. “This is a great day in the Music Department!” she said. The students agreed. This year, the Mt. Ephraim P.T.O. made a generous donation of $1000 to the Music Department to help meet its equipment needs. The administration and school board of Mt. Ephraim have a long tradition of special support for the district’s music program. This includes funding for regular performing ensembles such as the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Choruses and the Garage Band. Mary Manion directs the instrumental program and Beth Egan directs the vocal music program. In addition to regular concerts, the music students are involved in many special projects throughout the year. “More than 50% of the... Read more →


Attorney General Kane releases Sandusky review

Inexcusable delays throughout 2009 and 2010 HARRISBURG - A review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation released today by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane confirmed that the investigation took too long because of crucial missteps and inexplicable delays in bringing a serial child molester to justice. The facts in the report show: It took a full year, from March 2009 until March 2010, for the office to recommend charging Sandusky because basic investigative steps were not taken, including searching Sandusky's home. In March 2010, career prosecutor Jonelle Eshbach circulated a draft presentment that recommended filing multiple charges against Sandusky, based on statements by Victim 1 and other corroborating evidence. But senior leadership at OAG failed to act on that recommendation for five months despite repeated requests from Eshbach and the mother of Victim 1; Eshbach was informed in August 2010 that more victims were necessary for the case to proceed and... Read more →


A Review of Diane Keaton's Latest Book

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Cost of Cancer Treatments Rise

By Julie Appleby KHN Staff Writer JUN 17, 2014 This KHN story also ran in . It can be republished for free. (details) Some cancer patients and their insurers are seeing their bills for chemotherapy jump sharply, reflecting increased drug prices and hospitals’ push to buy oncologists’ practices and then bill at higher rates. A patient gets chemotherapy in North Carolina in 2003 (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images). Patients say, “‘I’ve been treated with Herceptin for breast cancer for several years and it was always $5,000 for the drug and suddenly it’s $16,000 -- and I was in the same room with the same doctor same nurse and the same length of time’,” said Dr. Donald Fischer, chief medical officer for Highmark, the largest health plan in Pennsylvania. Like other insurers, Highmark found that when hospital systems bought doctors’ practices, chemotherapy costs rose because physicians’ offices were then deemed “hospital... Read more →


Gloucester Township will honored 13th Annual Citizens Police Academy Tonight

Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle, Mayor David Mayer and Township Council will recognize the 40 graduating members of the 13th Annual Citizens Police Academy at the regularly scheduled Township Council Meeting on June 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM. These graduating citizens have completed the 10 week course, which includes receiving CPR training and getting an insider’s view of the daily operations of the Gloucester Township Police Department. A group of Triton Regional High School students will also be recognized for their production of a televised Public Service Announcement for the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Unit. The video PSA was produced by and features the students. The PSA provides information on how to prevent theft from automobiles. Gloucester Township Police Sgt. Timothy Kohlmyer will also be recognized for his achievement of receiving top academic honors for his performance at the prestigious Gloucester County Police Academy Police Supervision Program. Sgt.... Read more →


Compiled and Composed:Sculptural Formations Opens at the College of Saint Elizabeth

The College Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Public Invited to Artist's Reception, June 30, 2014 Exhibition on Display until Sept. 14, 2014 Morristown, NJ – An exciting exhibition of three dimensional works entitled, Compiled and Composed: Sculptural Formations, opens at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery in Annunciation Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J., on Monday, June 30, 2014, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The opening will be followed by a panel discussion with participating artists moderated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., Director of the Maloney Art Gallery, in Dolan Performance Hall also in Annunciation Center, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through Sept.14, 2014, and includes the work of 15 artists from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Focusing on accumulating, assembling or excavating a vast range of materials... Read more →


Memorial Service Planned for Gloucester Township Woman on Anniversary of Her Death

press release via NIXLE Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle confirmed their office's participation in a memorial service June 30 to commemorate the one year anniversary of a Gloucester Township woman’s death. Carol Reiff’s family, friends and coworkers will gather at the office where she once worked to remember her and draw attention to the questions that still hang over the circumstances surrounding her death. Carol Reiff’s body was found in a wooded area near the Lakeview Apartments on Lower Landing Road on June 24, 2013. Reiff’s cause of death remains undetermined, but the Prosecutor’s Office is treating the investigation as a homicide case. The 59-year-old Reiff was last heard from the night of June 20, 2013. The case is an active investigation and investigators continue to pursue leads. A $20,000 reward is still available for information leading to resolution in the case. Tipsters... Read more →


GCPD Arrest 17 People for Bench Warrants, Many of the Same People Carrying Illegal Drugs

GCPD Crime Report June 13th. – June 20th. June 13 (4:36 pm) A resident of the 200 block of Hudson Street reported her child’s bike was stolen from Mary Ethel Costello School. June 14 (12:33 pm) A vacant residence on Thompson Avenue was found to have been burglarized. Copper piping was reported missing. June 15 (12:38 pm) A resident of Thorofare reported her boat was stolen from the rear of the Maple Terrace Trailer Park. The boat is described as a red and white Seadoo Speedster with a blue tarp covering it. The boat was on a silver trailer with no license plate attached. June 15 (11:56 pm) Stephan M. Mullin Jr. (23), a resident of Westville, was arrested in the 100 block of S. Broadway for bench warrants. He was later released on bail. June 16 (10:42 pm) Westley Bishop (27), a resident of the 200 block of Essex... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Mt. Ephraim Commissioners Take Steps to Cut Costs

CNBNews Archives published Tuesday, February 24, 2009 By Bill Bates, Mount Ephraim News Correspondent MOUNT EPHRAIM February 24, 2014--It a continuing effort to limit operating costs, the Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced several resolutions that would help the borough control their day to day expenses as well as continue practicing shared services agreements. The BOC determined that it would be the best interest of the borough to purchase office supplies through Office Basics, Incorporated of Boothwyn, PA through the Camden County Cooperative Pricing System for the next two years at 74% off the catalogue prices specified in the bid agreement. Office Basics was awarded the contract following a detailed bid process with Camden County. The Uniform Shared Services Consolidation Act permits two local units to enter into a contract for any service which any party to the agreement is empowered to render within its jurisdiction. The BOC authorize... Read more →


American Heroes: Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34 and Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25 | cnbnews.net

June 23, 2014 DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed were: Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Virginia, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. via www.defense.gov Related articles Marines... Read more →


WATCH: Class of 1959 Memories

A trip back in time to high school and the Class of 1959 Memories should bring back many fond memories for anyone that grew up in the 1950′s. Video was created by Tom Ziemianski for the 70th Birthday Bash of BHS Class of 1959 at Geneva on the Lake. The Best Of Times. SOURCE BIG GEEK DADDY: BigGeekDad.com Subscribe to the Video of the Day if you received this email from a friend and like to watch Funny, Cool, and Interesting Videos. There is no cost to subscribe and you can unsubscribe at any time so give it a try...you just might like it. Read more →


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