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Brooklawn Post 72 Wins the 2014 New Jersey State American Legion Championship

UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, at 10AM UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 31, 11PM The CHAMPS--Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 players pose for the team picture following Thursday night's game photo by Bruce Darrow EWING NJ (Moody Park)--Brooklawn Post 72 won their second consecutive state title Thursday night defeating Mt. Laurel by a score of 9-4. Brooklawn, the 2013 state champion, also won the American Legion World Series last year. The two teams played a double-header and in the earlier game Mt. Laurel won the contest on a bases loaded walk in the 9th for a final of 6-5. Mt. Laurel had to win... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Looking for Couple who Stole Cop's Credit Card

Police are seeking assistance identifying a man and woman who authorities say used a police officer’s stolen credit cards. (Photo: Maple Shade Police Department ) MAPLE SHADE – Police are seeking assistance identifying a man and woman who authorities say used a police officer's stolen credit cards. The officer's wallet – containing his badge, police identification, driver's license, several credit cards and cash – was taken from his personal vehicle on Wednesday. According to authorities, a credit card was used at the Wawa located at 55 N. Forklanding Road in Maple Shade just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The stolen card was... Read more →


JUDGE DISMISSES NJ WATCHDOG'S LAWSUIT REQUESTING CHRISTIE'S TRAVEL RECORDS

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog The question of whether Gov. Chris Christie must obey New Jersey state travel rules was left unanswered by a decision Tuesday in Mercer County Superior Court. Judge Mary C. Jacobson dismissed a lawsuit by a New Jersey Watchdog reporter seeking records of who paid for Christie’s unofficial out-of-state trips. She ruled the reporter’s Open Public Records Act request was “overbroad and lacking in specifics and clarity.” To the contrary, the records request “specifically included documentation of the payment arrangement on the third-party’s letterhead, as required by Treasury Circular 12-14-OMB.” In addition, the reporter also... Read more →


NEW JERSEY ONE OF THE TOP STATES FOR STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SAYS LOJACK

CANTON, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) released new data originating from the Company's annual Construction Equipment Theft and Recovery in the United States study. LoJack's annual study and accompanyinginfographic reviews theft trends specific to construction equipment and tools equipped with the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. Many equipment owners and rental companies in the United States do not realize that equipment is also one of the biggest targets when it comes to theft. LoJack's 2013 study revealed that: California remains the highest-ranking state in terms of equipment theft as a result of many active construction... Read more →


Authorities Search for Information in Gloucester Township Killing

CAMDEN CITY NJ--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle are seeking the public’s assistance in solving the killing of a Gloucester Township man. Kareem Coleman. M/29, of Gloucester Township, was shot at his home in the Millbridge Apartments shortly after 2 am on April 20, 2014. A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Camden County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and Gloucester Township police canvassed the apartment complex where Coleman lived handing out flyers and speaking with residents. About 30 members of Coleman’s family accompanied law enforcement to show their solidarity... Read more →


Owner of Illegal Online Gambling Website Admit Conspiring with Genovese Crime Family

NEWARK, NJ—Two Union County, New Jersey, men, including the owner of an illegal online sports betting website, today admitted to conspiring with the Genovese organized crime family, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Joseph Graziano, 77, and Dominick J. Barone, 44, both of Springfield, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty before District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to separate informations charging them with one count of racketeering conspiracy. Graziano agreed to forfeit $1 million to the United States and Barone agreed to forfeit $100,000. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Graziano was the... Read more →


Harris Poll: Americans Are Worried About Economy Among Other Things

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy remains something of a paradox. As leading indicators continue to move into positive territory and the Dow Jones Industrial Index remains near 17,000, all should indicate a rosy situation. But this doesn't seem to translate into a rosy opinion of how the economy is actually doing. The American public remains concerned about many aspects of the overall economic picture and, more importantly, how it impacts them in their wallets and savings accounts. These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,306 adults surveyed online between July 16 and 21,... Read more →


CNBNews Business Spotlight: Curves Offers New Members the Rest of Summer Free

Curves of Sicklerville is Participating Sicklerville, New Jersey (Grassroots Newswire) 7/29/2014 -- Curves International, Inc., (http://www.curves.com/) the largest chain of fitness centers for women in the world, announced today that participating Curves are offering the rest of the summer free* to new members who sign up for a Fitness membership on their first club visit starting July 1, 2014. With swimsuit season in full swing, the offer is designed to help further motivate those looking to reach their health goals and feel their best this summer. Curves of Sicklerville located at 412 Sicklerville Road is participating in this offer. In January,... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Obama's biggest faults on display

No person comes to the Oval Office without faults. And, doubtless, the everyday stress of the presidency and the relentless glare of the spotlight would seem to intensify and enhance those faults. Indeed, finding fault with the one public official elected by all the people of the country would appear to be our national duty, if not our honor. Was Richard Nixon's paranoia his downfall? Were Jimmy Carter and his cohorts really that incompetent, that clueless? Could Franklin Delano Roosevelt have been any more imperious? Why was Ronald Reagan so hesitant to dismiss those who had not served him well? What... Read more →


WILSON: VOTE ON BAIL REFORM TODAY

press release July 31, 2014 (TRENTON) – Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson (D-Camden/Gloucester) has released the following statement in support of the bail reform proposals being considered by the Legislature. The combined bill S946 and resolution SCR128 would deny bail to violent offenders and allow for bail alternatives for non-violent, indigent offenders: “It is time to make real changes to our criminal justice system. The proposed legislation before us is our best shot at creating a balanced bail process that protects our communities from dangerous offenders while developing alternatives for low-risk individuals with few resources. These measures will stop the discrimination inherent... Read more →


CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets: Lions Star Bowler Heading to MSU, 'Dirty Harry' Coming to SJ

by William E. Cleary Gina Beebe (photo provided by family) GHS BOWLER RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP--Gina Beebe, who graduated from Gloucester City High School in June, will be attending Morgan State University, (MSU) Baltimore, Md. in the fall. Gina’s goal is to be a nurse practitioner. An outstanding bowler, Gina received a full scholarship to the DI college because of her skill, according to her parents, Shawn and Ed Zingaro, of Gloucester City. Gina’s story was featured recently in a South Jersey Times article. “(Being the first bowler to get a full ride) is exciting,” said Beebe. “I like to do new things,... Read more →


NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest Available

2014-15 New Jersey Hunting and Trapping Digest Portions of this Digest are available in enlarged format for the visually impaired. To request a black and white, large format Digest, write to: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Large Format Hunting Digest, Mail Code 501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420. The 2014-15 Hunting and Trapping Digest is available on this page in PDF format only; the publisher's interactive web version will be linked from this page when available. Digest segments and past issues are available on the NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest PDF Segments page. Print versions are available at Division... Read more →


31st Annual National Night Out is Tuesday

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 5th, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a community safety event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Nationally, over 37 million people are expected to participate in 'America's Night Out Against Crime' this year. National Night Out corporate sponsors are ADT, Kwikset, Nextdoor.com, Associa, Funflicks and Swank Productions. "Neighborhoods and police across America are making a united... Read more →


UPDATE: Driver Crashes Car into House, Cause Unknown

Channel 6ABC Philadelphia reports, GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (WPVI) --Authorities say a driver lost control, crashing a car into the side of a twin home in Gloucester City, New Jersey. It happened around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday along the 400 block of Hudson Street. Investigators say the vehicle struck the corner of a twin home. The impact of the crash compromised the structure of the homes and officials have deemed them both uninhabitable. One person was taken to Cooper University Hospital for minor injuries. No word what caused the driver to lose control. http://6abc.com/news/car-crashes-into-house-in-gloucester-city/229104/ Posted with Blogsy Read more →


DEVELOPING STORIES: Car Crashes into House, Brooklawn Ahead 5-0 | cnbnews.net

UPDATE: Brookers 10 Flemington 2 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester City Police Officer William Johnson Jr., reported on NextDoor Neighbor that a news helicopter hovering over Gloucester City is presently covering a motor vehicle crash into a house on Hudson Street. “There are no injuries or any reasons to be alarmed,“ said Johnson. ++++ UPDATE: 10:30PM AMERICAN LEGION STATE FINALS (MOODY PARK)--Brooklawn Post 72 (5) Flemington (0), bottom of the Third. In the sixth, Brooklawn scores 5 take a 10-1 lead behind a bases loaded clearing triple. Final score, Brooklawn 10, Flemington 2 The state finals continue on Thursday. Brooklawn will play Mt.... Read more →


AMERICA'S FAVORITE VETERINARIAN

AVMA logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CHICAGO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) announced the top 20 finalists for "America's Favorite Veterinarian." The 20 finalists were selected by an AVMF review panel from more than 700 nominations. "We are thrilled to honor and recognize these 20 finalists who are entrusted to preserve and protect the health and well-being of animals," said Michael Cathey, executive director of AVMF. "Each of these 20 finalists are examples of the pivotal roles veterinarians lead as medical professionals in research labs, in public health and agriculture, and in government services and... Read more →


Animal Rights Groups Doing Little to Protect Elephants

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safari Club International (SCI) exposed the hypocrisy of five animal rights groups in a new report. The report, "A Stampede of Hypocrisy: How Animal Rights Activists Poach Elephant Donations," counters the high-profile propaganda campaign against the sustainable and highly regulated hunting of African elephants, which activists use to push their radical political agenda. Despite the trumpeting from these activists that they're "speaking for" the interests of elephants, the report points to figures showing the millions of dollars contributed by hunters to African communities and anti-poaching efforts dwarfs the paltry expenditures by the animal rights... Read more →


Poker: 1 Million dollar buyin, AA vs AA. What could possibly go wrong?

While Cleary's is obviously not a poker blog, I share this here because as we all discuss raises and overtime, and paying next month's mortgage... people are playing poker with a $1,000,000 buy-in, and getting into situations like in the video below. One million dollars, and 5 cards. Well also, its just a crazy thing to watch even if you don't completely follow poker. Read more →


USA Wide Truck Driver Recruitment Survey

NORTH BERGEN, New Jersey, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Where are all the truck drivers? This is a commonly asked question that perplexes operational managers and recruitment officers alike as thousands of drivers retire every year with very little of the new generation coming forth to fill those vacant trucks. Transportation leaders are aware that without a revolving door of drivers, organizations cannot meet customer demands, which ultimately affects consumers who will feel the impact when they go to the store and see aisles of empty shelves. The cold hard fact of the matter is that truck drivers keep our economy moving,... Read more →


Six Philadelphia Police Officers Charged in a Racketeering Conspiracy | cnbnews.net

PRESS RELEASE JULY 30, 2014 PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was unsealed today charging six members of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Narcotics Field Unit (NFU) in a conspiracy to abuse their official positions to rob suspected drug dealers. Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman, and John Speiser are charged in a racketeering conspiracy that the indictment alleges included robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and drug dealing. In one alleged incident, a person was removed from his own home and held captive for several days in a hotel room while members of the enterprise threatened him and made threats against his... Read more →


New Jersey Considering an Article V Convention to Halt Overreach of Federal Government

PURCELLVILLE, Va., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey AssemblymanMichael Carroll filed ACR 216, calling for an Article V Convention of States to restrain the power, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution allows state legislatures to call a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments that would reign in Washington, D.C. These amendments could include a balanced budget amendment, a term limits amendment, amongst several others. "Freedom is a bi-partisan matter," said Victoria Jakelsky, the legislative liaison for the New Jersey Convention of States Project. "Liberty and justice are the American way. Though many Americans... Read more →


Home Country/Nothing Wrong With Being A Farmer

By Slim Randles/CNBNews.net Harley pulled the tractor over to the ditch and cut the engine. He climbed down stiffly, walked to the water and soaked his head and shirt. Then he looked around. No cars were coming down the county road. No one at the house could see him. So he smiled, sat on a rock and leaned back against the ditchbank. A farmer’s recliner, he thought, wiggling slightly to avoid kidney puncture by a twig. He was smiling that dignified farmer’s smile on the outside but laughing on the inside. So nice to just rest here for a minute in... Read more →


Video: Creek Rd (Bellmawr) New Pedestrian Bridge Walkthrough

Creek Rd Pedestrian Bridge 42Freeway.com was one of the first to walk across the new Creek Rd pedestrian bridge, which is a temporary structure to be used as the Creek Rd Bridge over Rt 42 is rebuilt. The new bridge travels over all lanes of Rt 42, providing an awesome view of the speeding traffic below and the ongoing construction. More details and video over at 42Freeway.com Read more →


Chuckles: An Old Geezer, A State Trooper and A Corvette......G Rating, suitable for all ages

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES Tuesday, April 22, 2008 A senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph,enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. "Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-75, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw the highway patrol behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, "What am I doing? I'm too old for this," and pulled over to await the Trooper's arrival.... Read more →


Brookers Win, Developing Story, ClearysNoteBook Joins NJ News Commons | CNBNews.net

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS By William E. Cleary Sr. ANOTHER WIN—The Brookers took Mt. Laurel tonight at Moody Park by a score of 8-0. As a result they are guaranteed a spot in the Mid-Atlantic American Legion Baseball Regionals that start August 7 at Campbell's Field, Camden. However, first things first. They still have to play for the state title. On Wednesday they face Flemington at Moody Park, game time 7pm. Winning pitcher for tonight’s game was Eric Schorr, who graduated from Audubon High School this year. Brooklawn Post 72 beat Hightstown 11-0 in the opening game of the state finals... Read more →


Union College students named to 2014 Dean's List

SCHENECTADY, NY (07/29/2014)(readMedia)-- The following Union College students were named to the Dean's List for the 2013-14 academic year. Peter Davis of Glassboro, NJ; Davis is majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy, and a 2011 graduate of Glassboro High School. Chelsea Kaiser of Oaklyn, NJ; Kaiser is majoring in Liberal Arts, and a 2013 graduate of Baldwin School. Julie Warren of Marlton, NJ; Warren is majoring in Neuroscience, and a 2011 graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory Sch. Michael Warrener of Egg Harbor City, NJ; Warrener is majoring in Physics, and a 2012 graduate of Oakcrest High School. Jacqueline Weiss of Moorestown,... Read more →


Binghamton University Students Honored

English: no original description (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Binghamton University students receive academic honors BINGHAMTON, NY (07/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Binghamton University students receive academic honors for making the Dean's List for the spring 2014 semester: Matthew D Richardson of Marlton / Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science Kirstie J Kendall of Sicklerville / Decker School of Nursing Gwen A Reich of Cherry Hill NJ Gaetana Di Roberto of Shamong NJ Jade A Bell of Marlton NJ Isabella C Castiglioni of Southampton NJ Jessica R Siegal of Voorhees NJ Taylor M Schwanzer of Egg Harbor City NJ Binghamton University is one of... Read more →


NJ Students Named to the Stevenson University's Spring 2014 Dean's List

OWINGS MILLS, MD (07/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Over 1,000 students were named to Stevenson University's Spring 2014 Dean's List. This prestigious list represents those full-time students with outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2014 semester. Jarret Bragg of Sicklerville (08081) Carl File of Millville (08332) Anna Foote of Collingswood (08108) Alison Kagel of Turnersville (08012) Gabrielle Kuhar of Ocean View (08230) Kimberly Maley of Pilesgrove (08098) Jamie Matlock of Bridgeton (08302) Julian Medina of Eastampton (08060) Taylor Mitros of Swedesboro (08085) Nathan Niederhofer of Dorothy (08317) Emily Ostrander of Berlin (08009) Nicole Riela of Sewell (08080) Nicole Sigmund of Thorofare (08086) Nicolette Stoner of... Read more →


83 COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER, SETTLEMENT REACHED

HARRISBURG - The Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement with Bucks County wedding videographer Kenneth H. Stillman Jr. after receiving 83 complaints from consumers who paid Stillman for wedding videos they did not receive. The settlement resolves allegations that the business failed to provide wedding video products and services for which they entered into contracts with consumers, and resolves the Commonwealth's claims against him for violations of the Consumer Protection Law. In the lawsuit the Commonwealth alleged that Stillman, doing business as Kenneth Stillman Video, contracted with consumers and accepted substantial payments to provide wedding video products and services,... Read more →


Edwin E. Lunn, former Runnemede School Board Member, Korean War Navy Veteran | cnbnews.net

(May 17, 1933 - July 27, 2014) Edwin E. Lunn, on July 27, 2014, of Runnemede. Age 81. Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Lowe). Dear brother of Herbert. Devoted father of Ronald Lunn (Catherine), Jennifer Collins, and Arline Lewin. Loving step-father of Sharon Hartman, Linda Ackley, and the late James Hartman. Adoring grandfather of Erica, Thomas, Jr., Joshua, Samantha Paige, and Samantha Jade, step-grandfather of Matthew and Justin, and great grandfather of Thomas III. Son of the late Walter and Arline D. (nee Downing). Edwin was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Edwin served on the Runnemede School Board for... Read more →


Mayor’s Office Releases Report Of Mayor’s Box Attendees: January 1 Through June 30, 2014

Philadelphia, July 17, 2014– The City of Philadelphia has released the names of those who received tickets to the Mayor’s Box from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. The City’s policy for distribution of Mayor’s Box tickets is governed by a written, public policy, which provides for the equitable distribution of complimentary tickets received by the City of Philadelphia. Some report highlights are as follows: 2,384 tickets were distributed between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014. 1,298 (54%) tickets for events in the Mayor’s Box were distributed to children from recreation centers, nonprofits and other groups who attended Wells... Read more →


Bellmawr Library Stages Annual Book Clearance Sale in August

Bargains Galore VolunTeens conduct sale to raise money for their programs at library. Book sale set up – Each year members of the Bellmawr Branch Library’s VolunTeens work to get ready for their annual summer book sale. VOORHEES, N.J. – July 28, 2014 -- The Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library System will hold a three-day book sale from Thursday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The sale offers bargains on all kinds of books – fiction, children’s, young adult, mysteries and more. Most items will be priced between fifty-cents to three dollars. Located at 35 E. Browning Road,... Read more →


Tax & Spend Gov., Unemployment Rises, Employees Receive Raise, Rams Alumnus Honored, Fixing Up Costello School, Etc.

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES Sunday, July 22, 2012 CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: BY WILLIAM E. CLEARY CNBNews Archives (July 22, 2012)--THE HELL WITH THE TAXPAYER-Last week the Essex County Freeholder Board, voted 7-0 to renew the County’s $675,000 contract with insurance broker Conner Strong and Buckelew, a firm headed by South Jersey political boss George E. Norcross. In return the firm will help the County find health and prescription insurance coverage for their employees. Your cost for the employees health plan this year, $72 million. In February, state Comptroller Matthew Boxer estimated that Essex County would have saved $9.5 million in 2009 and... Read more →


CNBNews Business Spotlight: Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels Now Available

at Curves of Sicklervlle Cutting-edge workouts designed to increase strength and kick start weight loss Sicklervlle, New Jersey (Grassroots Newswire) 07/28/2014 -- Curves of Sicklervlle today announces it is now offering Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels, cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves Circuit strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that ramp up metabolism and transform physique. Jillian Michaels is best known as America’s health and wellness expert. The workouts boost intensity, build strength, burn fat and prevent plateaus. The new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels are designed for women at every fitness level and include simple... Read more →


New Uniform Combinations for 2014 Little League Baseball World Series

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Russell Athletic and Little League® today announced new uniform combinations for the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, created and designed specifically to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Little League. The announcement of the new uniforms continues a long-standing relationship between Russell Athletic and Little League Baseball and Softball that dates back more than 30 years. The uniforms are representative of the hard work, dedication and sacrifice required to getting to the Little League Baseball World Series, and were designed exclusively for the players featuring the Little League motto "Character, Courage and Loyalty".... Read more →


GTPD Crime Stoppers: Hit and Run

Hit and Run: Wawa Store Somerdale @ Chews Landing Rds July 25, 2014 This GTPD Crime Stoppers Video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/XEXknBCJ0RY Driver of a dark Chevy Avalanche, with black wheels, tinted windows, and custom rear taillights, pulls into a parking spot but never exits the vehicle. When the driver backs out of his parking spot, he strikes a white Mini Cooper, then flees the area toward Chews Landing Road. If you have any information or can identify the suspects in the photos, please call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Charge Two Carjacking Suspects with Murder of Three Children

Jonathan Rosa, 19, and 22-year-old Cornelius Crawford now face 2nd degree murder charges for the Friday morning crime. PHILADELPHIA – Police on Monday charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser. Johnathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford were each charged with three counts of felony murder and other crimes, police said. Authorities also charged that the carjack victim was sexually assaulted before the men crashed her sport utility vehicle. Police said Rosa and Crawford forced a woman... Read more →