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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Report

Huh? Let's See That Data Again September 30, 2014 CHRISTIE HID TAX DATA, BUT THE STORY DOESN'T END THERE After Governor Christie's decision to delete municipal property tax rebate data from the state website, the state Assembly voted yesterday to require the state to resume the publication of that data. The bill is part of an ongoing struggle between the Christie administration and the Democratic-controlled legislature over the suppression of previously-available public data and information that is "regarded as damaging to Gov. Christie's political narrative," reports NJ Spotlight. THE CHRISTIE BARNSTORM CONTINUES The governor will visit six states over the... Read more →

OBITUARY: Joseph A. Mason of Barrington

On September 29, 2014. Age 85. Of Barrington. Loving husband of 60 years to Josephine Mason (nee Gaynor). Loving father of Susan Nobles, Joseph Mason, Joann McDevitt (Bill) and Diane Mason (Rich). Cherished grandfather of Ernie, Jennifer, Joe, Steven, Joe, Kimberly, Eric, Rileigh, Matthew, Michael and Samantha and great grandfather of 11. Dear brother of Robert Mason, Richard Mason, Elaine Powers, Thomas Mason and William Mason. Joseph proudly served our country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. National Guard. At the request of family, funeral services are private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary... Read more →



By Izzy Lyman/ A frustrated public official made a candid comment about public apathy toward local government while attending a seminar on Michigan Freedom of Information Act laws and the Open Meetings Act. Tom Richards, city manager of Harbor Springs, wondered “Where have all the citizens gone?” when the big budget issues come up. His complaint came during a provocative lecture at North Central Michigan College, by media law attorney Robin Luce Herrmann, who is a strong advocate for government transparency. “We can pass million dollar budgets and power sales contracts and so forth, but the only people I get... Read more →


A Man Repels Into 350′ Canyon Only To Find Something That Will Absolutely Shock You. A great story, take a moment to watch, you wont be sorry. Film clip submitted by Adam Tussey Sr. If you have a story you like to share send it to [email protected] Related articles Send in your Cheers and Jeers | Tussey Mountain All Seasons to Host Ribbon-cutting on June 28 Syncing Gmail Actions With IMAP Read more →

Prosecutors: Beheading Suspect Should Have Been Jailed Longer

by Mary Kreiter/International Business Times posted with permission Prosecutors say the suspect who allegedly beheaded a co-worker at a Moore, Oklahoma, food processing plant should have been in prison longer. Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, had served just two years of a six-year drug sentence. Nolen was expected to be charged Monday with murder for Friday's incident at Vaughan Foods. Oklahoma County District Attorney David… Read more →

Obituary: Rosemary K. Jefferson, age 49 of Gloucester City

On September 27, 2014. Age 49. Of Gloucester City. Survived by her children, Barbara Anne Jefferson, Deanna Scoleri (Dominic) and Richard Mays; her grandchildren Brandon, Emily, Savannah and Emma and many brothers and sisters. Predeceased by her parents Gerald Jefferson and Hilda Jefferson. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday evening, October 2nd, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic funeral service 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Cremation will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Rosemary K. Jefferson Memorial Fund: P.O. Box 358, Gloucester... Read more →

Obituary: Rose V. Breen, age 83, of Glendora, formerly of South Philadelphia

(June 10, 1931 - September 27, 2014) Rose V. Breen (nee Gerace), on September 27, 2014, of Glendora, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 83. Beloved wife of Harry J. Breen of 54 years. Devoted mother of Nicholas Breen, DMD (Kathlyn), Joan Janosko (Andrew), James Breen (Laura), and Joseph Breen (Lori). Loving grandmom of Kevin, Brittany, Nicholas, Jr., Sean, Megan, Danielle, Ryan, Brianna, Gabriella, Jessica, Angelina, and Alexis. Dear sister of Marie Heffernan (the late Joseph) and the late Dolores Insalaco. Sister-in-law of Vincent Insalaco. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rose’s hospitality was unparalleled and her family was the... Read more →

ISIS Destroys 1300-Year-Old Church, Oldest Islamic Shrine in Iraq

BBC Arabic reports that the terrorists of the Islamic State, in full control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit, have destroyed two of its most ancient religious sites: the 1300-year-old Assyrian Green Church and the ancient Forty Shrine mosque. According to the Assyrian International News Agency, which translated the BBC's Arabic-language report, Islamic State terrorists surrounded both buildings with explosives and completely leveled them. The Assyrian Green Church is believed to have been built in 700 A.D. and was considered among the most elaborate and beautiful ancient Christian sites in Iraq. The Church, AINA notes, had been condemned to destruction... Read more →

Mrs. Rhoda Ann Haggard of Bellmawr age 85

(November 11, 1928 - September 28, 2014) Rhoda Ann Haggard (nee Gray), on September 28, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Hollis W. Haggard. Devoted mother of Rhoda Ann Wus (Michael), Jean Rose Jabs (Frederick “Joe”) Eddie Truszkowski, and the late George Walter Heller, Jr. Loving grandmother of Joseph Jabs, Lorie Wus, Sherie Samony, Lisa Wus, George Michael Heller, Danielle Williams, Melissa Fazio, and Michael Wus, Jr. Great grandmother of Sean Wus, Ian Sickel, Olivia, Leila and Alexa Williams, George, Giovanna, Grayson, and Grant Heller, Krya, Gillian, and Shannon Samony, Samantha and Liam Jabs, Anthony, Vinny... Read more →

Pennsylvania Authorities:

Focus Search for Eric Frein around Price Township near State Forest

PRICE TOWNSHIP, Pa. —The manhunt for Eric Frein appears to have narrowed to a wooded area bordering a state forest, where residents have once again been advised to stay home as troopers patrol on foot and helicopters circle overhead. Police presence that intensified Saturday afternoon escalated Sunday in a rural neighborhood here, where residents live on… Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Pricey Plane to Keep

Volume XIX No.39: September 25, 2014 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE The Pentagon’s fancy new fighter, the F-35, is on pace to be the most expensive weapon acquisition in history. Not surprisingly, we keep an eye on the F-35 because of its eye-popping price tag. So we were appalled with a request from the Pentagon at the beginning of this month to shift funds from the so-called Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund, which is supposed to be for direct warfighting costs, to instead accelerate the purchase of eight F-35s, which considering they aren’t operational yet, aren’t doing any warfighting. Luckily, the... Read more →

S. Alice Wagner Succumbs, age 78, Active in Many Bellmawr Organizations

S. Alice Wagner (nee Hauer), on September 26, 2014, of Bellmawr. Age 78. Beloved wife of 55 years of Kenneth L. Wagner, Sr. Devoted mother of Kenneth L. Wagner, Jr., Susan A. Gibson (Michael) and Lori A. Sherwood (Dennis). Loving grandmom of Ashlie Wagner and Lauren and Lindsay Sherwood. Dear sister of Barbara Binkley, Alfred Hauer (Jean), Gerri Corbo (Gene), Beverly Race (David), Russell Hauer (Marie) and the late Helene Bernstein, Charles Hauer and Constance Laskey. Beloved friend of Olga Baptiste. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wagner was a member of Bellmawr Park Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary... Read more →

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: And they call this Progress!

Article submitted by Bonnie Flegler By today's standards, none of us were supposed to ever make it past High School. HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack. 1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack. 2013 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and... Read more →

Obituary: James "Mooney" L. Spencer, Gloucester City

Surrounded by his loving family, James passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2014 at the age of 82. Loving husband of 57 years to Jane L. Spencer (nee Swindell). Loving father of James Spencer (Sue), Patricia Grieski (late Jay), John Spencer (Gina) and Robert Spencer (Kim). Cherished grandfather of James, Jr., Lynda, Felicia, Damien, Gabrielle and Joshua and great grandfather of 6. Beloved son of the late Joseph and Catherine Spencer. Predeceased by his brothers William, John (late Mary), Joseph (late Ann), Daniel (surv. Marie) and Matthew Spencer (surv. Jackie). Also survived by his lifelong friends Henry Murphy... Read more →

SPORTS: Philadelphia Eagles Blow Big Lead; A Look at Sunday's NFL Games

The Philadelphia Eagles got a taste of their own medicine. After three weeks of uplifting rallies to victory, the Eagles lost for the first time, blowing a lead in a 26-21 defeat to the 49ers. San Francisco's Frank Gore caught a career-best 55-yard touchdown and ran for 119 yards in his first 100-yard game this year. … Related articles 49ers rally past Eagles in second half Read more →

Maryland Natural Resources Police Charges Two Pennsylvania Hunters with Baiting Deer

CNB HUNTING/FISHING NEWS: MARYLAND (September 26, 2014)--Two Pennsylvania men were charged today with illegal deer hunting on state land in Washington County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Michael Allen Wood, 52, of Fort Loudon, and Paul Eugene Carmack, 54, of Greencastle, were charged with hunting deer with the aid of bait at Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area. Acting on a tip, an officer yesterday found tree stands and ground blinds near piles of apples, shelled corn and three mineral blocks—all considered means of baiting wildlife. When the officer returned to the site this morning, he found Wood hunting with... Read more →

49ers rally past Eagles in second half

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The 49ers didn't have a first-half lead to blow this time, and in a successful twist, they produced a second-half comeback Sunday to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-21 at Levi's Stadium. Staunch defense and a Frank Gore-led rushing attack re-emerged as the 49ers' successful staples under coach Jim Harbaugh, who again avoided… Read more →

CNBNews Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. I No. 14 (September 28, 2014) Editors Note: Every Sunday evening at 7 pm we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 13. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click on the image to enlarge) Related articles JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Read more →

PETS ARE THE BEST: Protect Pets to Keep Your Whole Family Safe

(NewsUSA) - Playing outside isn't just for the kids. Pets love exploring the backyard as well, and while letting Fluffy and Fido out may cut down on fur balls on the carpet, they could be bringing unwanted guests back inside. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners to thoroughly check pets' fur for fleas and ticks after they've been out in the yard or at the park. These pet pests are known to spread diseases to both animals and humans, and can easily infest homes. Fleas are a very common problem for cats and dogs. Excessive scratching and red... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Holder's Long-Overdue Exit

Eric Holder has had enough. He announced Thursday he's heading for the exits, presumably as soon as President Obama finds a suitable replacement. It wouldn't be hard to find a candidate willing to do the job as it's supposed to be done. Mr. Holder has scorned the role of the nation's top lawman who enforces federal… Related articles Horrible Passing Thought - Eric Holder for Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder's Mushy, Gooey Farewell Tour Begins Read more →

Bishop Sullivan Visits St. Margaret School, Woodbury Heights | Catholic Star Herald

Bishop Dennis Sullivan talks to a first grader in the religious education program at St. Margaret School, Woodbury Heights, the first day of class and the day after Catechetical Sunday. Photo by Jim McBride Article written by Peter G. Sánchez for the September 26, 2014 Catholic Star Herald On Sept. 21, the Catholic Church celebrated Catechetical Sunday, as parishes recognized the importance of the church’s teaching ministry at their Masses and called forth and commissioned those serving as catechists, who will pass on the faith in classrooms this year. With this year’s theme being “Celebrating God’s Gift of Forgiveness,” the... Read more →

CNB HUNTING & FISHING NEWS: PENNSYLVANIA 2014-15 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 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 2014-15 Migratory Game Bird Brochure 2014-15 Season Forecasts 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.... Read more →

4 Tips to Start Your Day a Little Earlier

(NewsUSA) - If you happen to be a person who just can't seem to find enough hours in the day, it might be time to get an earlier start. And, if you've already tried waking up before sunrise, only to meet a crashing halt following lunch, these four tips may help: Tip 1: Avoid hitting "snooze" at all costs. Try moving your alarm clock far enough away from the bed so you'll be forced to stand up and walk to turn it off. "When you hit the snooze button repeatedly, you're fragmenting what little extra sleep you're getting, so it... Read more →

CNB LOCAL SPORTS: Lions remain undefeated; Rams Unable to win a game

UPDATED Gloucester High School #18 AJ Alzate (photo by Bruce Darrow) Gloucester High football out-lasts Salem, 24-20, behind Marc Seibert SALEM -- Marc Seibert carries all of those invisible intangibles that only coaches can see. The Gloucester High senior quarterback isn’t going to overwhelm anyone with his size (he's generously listed on the roster at 5-9, 170 pounds) or blow anyone away with his speed or throwing arm. All Seibert does is lead and win. And that’s just fine with Lions’ coach Ed Malone, who saw his team improve to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the West Jersey Football League-Classic... Read more →

Valerie D. Ireland of Paulsboro, formerly of Gloucester City

Surrounded by her loving family, on September 26, 2014. Age 45. Of Paulsboro. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving companion of 27 years to Lee C. Smoot. Cherished daughter of the late Thelma Ireland (nee Okeson). Beloved sister of Somers “Chris” Ireland, Jr., Debbie DeFilippis (Jerry), Robin Nelson (Bob), James Ireland and Linda Ireland (Greg). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Valerie was a graduate of Gloucester high School class of 1987. At the request of family, funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley: 30 South 17th Street,... Read more →

FaithAnn Foreman of Brooklawn, Bancroft School Employee, Triton HS Alumnus Class of '82

Surrounded by her loving family, on September 25, 2014. Age 50. (nee Burkert) Of Brooklawn. Formerly of Bellmawr. Loving fiancée of Thomas E. Virden, Jr. Loving mother of John Cristinzio (Jessica), Heather Cristinzio, Jessica Foreman and Brianna Virden. Cherished grandmother of Adam, Mallory and Jase. Beloved daughter of William “Pap” Burkert and the late Jessica Burkert. Dear sister of Bill Burkert (Susan). Predeceased by her late husband William “Bill” Foreman. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. Faith was a graduate of Triton High School class of 1982. She worked 15 years with Bancroft and devoted her... Read more →

Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Being Questioned by Police, Will be Charged with Murder

Via Fox News: Police say a man who was shot after allegedly beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and will be charged with first-degree murder. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Saturday that 30-year-old Alton Nolen remains hospitalized in stable condition. He says Nolen has regained consciousness and that investigators interviewed him. Lewis says Nolen will be charged on Monday with first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He says Nolen could also face federal charges. Authorities say Nolen severed the head of 54-year-old... Read more →

Fallout of Pa. cheating scandal continues with charges against two Philly principals — NewsWorks

Early in the morning, before anyone else arrived, former Communications Technical High School principal Barbara McCreery would sit in her office and redo some of her students' standardized test booklets – 15 at a time, she admits, with an answer key in hand. McCreery details that routine in a grand jury report released this week by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, as she and former Bok Technical High School principal Arthur "Larry" Melton were arrested on charges of forgery and tampering with public records. Bok and Comm Tech are among 11 tier one schools (most egregious evidence of wrongdoing) under... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING NEWS: DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 16-22

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release Reminder for week: Hunters should observe surroundings, take safety precautions DOVER (Sept. 26, 2014) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 16-22 made 1,214 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 156 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks.... Read more →

Benedictine U Study:

Creating More Welcoming Atmosphere Would Bring Ex-Catholics Back to Church

press release LISLE, Ill., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholics continue to abandon the Church at an alarming rate. But according to a study conducted by researchers at Benedictine University in Lisle, there is a simple way to bring many former Catholics back to the Church – ask them. A priest making personal, friendly contact and being very careful when and how to judge the person involved (would be one way to bring a lapsed Catholic back to church)," said one respondent, echoing the response given by the majority of the 1,400 lapsed and active parishioners queried. "The personal contact... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on Business: Tastefully Simple Consultant Honored For Performance

press release Sewell, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) September 25, 2014 – Wendy Hutchinson of Sewell, a local Tastefully Simple consultant, recently was honored at “Party Palooza,” the direct selling company’s national conference this month in Baltimore, Maryland. Hutchinson, a Lead Team Mentor with Tastefully Simple, was among those recognized for their success and leadership with their independent businesses. Hutchinson accepted the “$1/2 Million Milestone Team” recognition from Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple founder and CEO, in a special onstage ceremony. The awards are highly esteemed among the company’s more than 20,000 consultants. “The theme of this year’s conference – Blast Off... Read more →

Judge Resets D'Angelo's Bail at $500,000 Cash

press release WOODBURY NJ (September 26, 2014)-- Saying he’s uncertain a lesser amount of surety will guarantee court appearances, a Superior Court judge today (9/26) removed the possibility of a bondsman posting bail for Jason D’Angelo (DOB 6/19/78), of Mullica Hill, who is charged with a series of bank and convenience store robberies beginning in December 2013 and ending last month. Judge Kevin T. Smith reset D’Angelo’s bail at $500,000 with a cash-only requirement. His previous bail was set higher at $600,000 on 9/5 but permitted use of a bail bondsman who could require only 10 percent of the amount... Read more →

Doctor Convicted of Poisoning Former Lover

By CAMERON LANGFORD HOUSTON (CN) - A jury found a Houston doctor guilty of aggravated assault Friday, convinced by prosecutors that she poisoned her lover with a substance she put in his coffee. The jury returned the verdict Friday morning in the case of former MD Anderson doctor Maria Gonzalez-Angulo. The dozens of onlookers and reporters on hand had little time to digest the felony conviction as Harris County Judge Katharine Cabaniss immediately began the punishment phase of the trial, where the jurors will decide how much prison time Gonzalez-Angulo deserves. The maximum penalty for the charge is life in... Read more →

GTPD to participate in Operation Take Back NJ

On September 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Gloucester Township Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates,... Read more →

Pennsylvania Approves Nation’s Most Progressive Harness Racing Whipping Standards

​News for Immediate Release Sept. 25, 2014 Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission today imposed stricter standards to safeguard equine athletes from direct contact with whips during harness racing at the state’s tracks. “Harness racing is a timeless sport that relies on quality horses, so protecting our equine athletes is a top priority,” said Greig. “We have worked with horsemen, judges and industry leaders to develop these standards for the safety of the animal without sacrificing the quality of Pennsylvania racing.” Drivers must now use two hands on the reins at all times, which restricts motion of the whip... Read more →

Opponents Protest that Proposed Pipeline Threatens State-Preserved Open Space

The latest natural-gas pipeline project proposed to skirt through parts of New Jersey is uniting conservationists because they fear the route will cut a swath through the Sourland Mountain region, 41 percent of which has been preserved as open space or farmland. The $1 billion project by PennEast LLC calls for a 100-mile pipeline that would\'85\ \ \ } Related articles Firefighters rescue 2 lost hikers at Sourland Mountain News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 Environmentalists educate residents on how to fight major pipeline project in Mercer, Hunterdon Sourland Smackdown Cherry Hill man accused of attempted... Read more →

Tony Grider, firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge, dies - CBS News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man. Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith said 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider was a captain with the department on Aug. 21. He and 22-year-old firefighter Simon Quinn were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band in the charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS."His family would like to sincerely thank all of those who have been there... Read more →

Armand Gramenzi age 88, of Bellmawr

(March 30, 1926 - September 25, 2014) Armand Gramenzi, on September 25, 2014, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 88. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Autuori). Devoted father of Lorraine Frett (Frederick) and Marie Gramenzi. Loving grandmother of Michael Frett (McKenzie) and Steven Frett. Dear brother of Anna Doganiero, Yolanda Stephens, Mary Malesich, Raymond Gramenzi and the late Joseph, Frank and Anthony Gramenzi and Jeanne Hornbaker. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 8:15 to 10:15am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede.... Read more →

Robert W. Hill, Vietnam War Veteran, VFW Post 3620 Member, Camden Police Det., GHS Alumnus

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday for Robert W. Hill, of Paulsboro, who died on September 22, 2014 at the age 62. Formerly of Gloucester City, he is survived by his girlfriend Margaret “Peg” Brayton; his daughters Kristina T.Morrison and Lisa M. Hill; his brother John P. Hill and his sister Cheryl Hill.Predeceased by his parents, William B. Hill and May E. (nee Ritter) and his brother William R. Hill. A 1969 graduate of Gloucester City High School, Robert proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Townsend C.... Read more →

Egg Harbor Township Man Arrested for Allegedly Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

press release September 24, 2014 TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a 37-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested yesterday by detectives from the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography over the Internet. Thomas Ballard was arrested by detectives at his home following the execution of a search warrant. Ballard’s vehicle, a red 1992 Ford F-150 pick-up truck was also searched by detectives. Investigators seized two personal computers and several cell phones that were alleged to belong to him. He was... Read more →

Knights of Columbus in Cape May County Feed the Hungry and Rock for Kids

Dan Gilliam Junior, now Deputy Grand Knight of his Knights of Columbus council, Maris Stella # 3546, had been helping deliver the knights’ food donation bags to Catholic Charities’ Cape May County food pantry for a while when he began to notice a trend. “I saw that that food lasted maybe two days. The need in our area, especially here in Cape May County that’s a seasonal community with a lot of unemployment, is so great,” Gilliam said. “You’re not always aware of the things that go on around you. I guess my heart began opening up to that need.”... Read more →

Growing Up Gloucester: The Harry Vee Five and Johnny B. & and the Rock A Bops

The Harry Vee Five--Johnny Barkham, drums - Rose Peregine, piano - Harry Verfaillie, saxaphone Joan Weber (Mrs. Joan Verfaillie), vocals - Fred Anzide, bass at Difigers in Gloucester City, New Jersey - New Years Eve, December 31, 1954 Johnny B. & and the Rock A Bops ROC-A-BOPS--Rose Peregine (piano), Johnny Barkham (drums), Fred Anzide (bass) Ray Knispel (trumpet), Stan Culver (trombone), Cullen Offer (tenor sax) The Rock A Bops evolved from an early 50’s group called “The Harry Vee Five”. The group, active from 1951 through late 1954, consisted of bandleader Harry Verfaillie on sax, Rose Perigine on piano, Johnny... Read more →

CRIME: GTPD Arrest Two Suspects for Robbery, Investigation Continues /cnbnews

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP-- On September 24, 2014 at approximately 10:53 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) responded to York Terrace for a report of several suspicious males walking around a residence. Officers quickly arrived and were confronted by one of the residents as he ran from the home and told them that people had broken into his house, assaulted him and were still inside. Two male suspects were taken into custody, and it was reported that one other subject had fled on foot that resulted in several nearby schools being placed in a precautionary "LOCKOUT," which is a school security... Read more →

Audubon Bank Robbed, Suspect Escapes on a Bike

PRESS RELEASE AUDUBON NJ (September 25, 2014)Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Audubon Police Chief Thomas Tassi reported a bank robbery at the Audubon Savings Bank Thursday morning. Law enforcement is a seeking a man who passed a note to a teller demanding cash at the Audubon Savings Bank located at 509 South White Horse Pike at 10:13 am. The suspect was described as a white male or a light skinned black male wearing black Muslim attire. He was wearing grey pants and white sneakers under the Muslim clothing. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money on... Read more →

Charles Perkins of Chester, IL, formerly of Bellmawr, NJ,

(October 3, 1931 - September 17, 2014) Charles Perkins, 82, of Chester, IL, formerly of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away at 11:05am Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL. Charles was born on October 3, 1931 in Campbell, MO to Charley and Mary Mae Perkins (nee Goldsmith). He married Joan Sainato in May of 1957. She preceded him in death on February 7, 2007. Mr. Perkins served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was employed at Penn Mutual Insurance. He was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include one sister Nell Brandon... Read more →

CNB Stats Report September 15 to 21

Weekly Stats Report: 15 Sep - 21 Sep 2014 Project: URL: Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or more later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then this is considered their first time at your website. Unique Visitor - Based purely on a cookie, this is the total of the returning visits and first time visits - all your visitors. Page Load - The number of times your page has been visited. Weekly data... Read more →

Mitch Williams Files Lawsuit against MLB Network

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitch Williams, former Major League Baseball pitcher and television broadcaster, today filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County, against MLB Network, and the publisher of the sports website, Gawker Media LLC and Gawker Media Group, Inc. The suit alleges that in May 2014, Mr. Williams was the victim of false and anonymous statements published by Gawker concerning his child's baseball game. The suit further states that MLB Network, for whom Mr. Williams was a broadcaster, reacted to these false and anonymous allegations not by investigating what really happened... Read more →


By Andrew Staub | PA Independent Jolie Stuart-Davis and other members of Penn State’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom spent Wednesday, Constitution Day, protesting university rules that name 12 locations as “areas suitable for expressive activity” — or free-speech zones, as they’re sometimes derisively called. University officials might have unwittingly helped YAF’s mission to show how the school’s policies can restrict the free flow of speech on campus. Like everything controversial these days, it’s on video, too. See, the school’s YAF chapter had the audacity to bring a table to their event, which, while helpful to hold the group’s... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA HAPPENINGS: FREE concert, kids’ activities, prize wheel, craft beer and more

PHILADELPHIA – FINAL WEEKEND! Spruce Street Harbor Park officially closes this Sunday, September 28, but not before a weekend long celebration, highlighted by a FREE Bardo Pond, Spacin’ and Needle Points concert on Saturday, September 27 . The Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC) created this seasonal park using an ArtPlace America grant to reinvigorate the Penn’s Landing Marina and reconnect Philadelphians to their waterfront. The opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park did more than that: it created a new vibrant and diverse community along the waterfront, and brought tens of thousands of people from the surrounding region, many of whom... Read more →

Captain Anthony Minosse Graduates From FBI National Academy

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On September 19, 2014, Gloucester Township Police Department Captain Anthony Minosse graduated from the 257th Session of The FBI National Academy Program. Captain Minosse joined Deputy Chief David Harkins and Chief Harry Earle as fellow alumni of this premier law enforcement executive training program. Less than 1 percent of applicants who apply to the FBI National Academy are accepted into the program. Captain Minosse was one of 210 officers, representing various law enforcement agencies from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 26 international countries, three Federal civilian organizations, and three branches of the United States military,... Read more →