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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... Read more →


press release Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief Robert Stimelski announce an arrest in the shooting. On July 11, 2014, at 1:55 am, Winslow Township Police responded to a report of gunshots behind the Regency House Apartment Complex located in the 300 block of Erial Road in Sicklerville. Police located two... 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... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Can Obama achieve his objectives in battle with ISIS?

BY Trudy Rubin Last week I praised President Obama's important speech at the United Nations that urged world leaders to reject "the cancer of violent extremism." But, like many Americans, I voiced concern about whether his strategy — including bombing ISIS and al-Qaeda targets in Syria — could achieve his objectives. I promised to examine... Read more →

U. S. Postal Service Wants to Deliver Groceries

by Jay Greene/The Seattle Times posted with permission The U.S. Postal Service wants to expand its grocery deliveries for Amazon and potentially its rivals. For the last several weeks, the agency has been testing delivering prepackaged grocery items purchased from the Web giant to customers in San Francisco. According to a filing, the Postal Service... Read more →

Ray Rice, PR Fumbles & Notes From R. Kelly's Playbook

If Solange-Gate taught us anything, it's that what happens in an elevator, rarely stays in that elevator. But perhaps NFL commissioner Roger Goodell missed that memo. Days after Ray Rice punched and dragged his former girlfriend, now wife, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel Casino NFL leadership sprang into quiescence. Baltimore Ravens Head... Read more →

Shaquille O'Neal and Others to Speak at New Jersey City University

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of celebration of the 350 th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey, New Jersey City University (NJCU) is launching a lecture series that will bring some of the world's most renowned individuals to Jersey City. Drawing on the NJ350 themes of Liberty, Innovation and... Read more →



By Izzy Lyman/http://watchdogwire.com/ 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... Read more →

NJ authorities vow to fight court's granting of parole to Chesimard accomplice in trooper killing

BY JERRY DEMARCO CLIFFVIEW PILOT BEYOND BERGEN: The man who killed a New Jersey State Police Trooper in cold blood in 1973 should be released on parole, a state appeals court ruled today - a decision that the Attorney General's Office vowed to appeal. Clark Edward Squire - Sundiata Acoli - was convicted along with... Read more →

31-Year-Old Pennsauken Man Murdered in Camden City Monday Night, Authorities Need Your Help

CAMDEN CITY NJ (September 30, 2014)-- Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city Monday night, September 29, 2014 Christopher Rivera, M/31, of Pennsauken, was found shot inside the residence at 1256 Thurman Street in Camden at 7:51 p.m. He was shot multiple times.... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News: Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center

Seal of Delaware. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release GREENWOOD DELAWARE (Sept. 28, 2014) – This morning, Governor Jack Markell joined DNREC Secretary David Small, Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis, State Rep. David Wilson, DNREC conservation partners and shooting sports enthusiasts to dedicate a formerly privately-owned shooting sports range and conservation education center... 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... Read more →

Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens Oct. 11

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique tropical tree. A seed so A cacao tree with fruit pods in various stages of ripening. Taken on the Big Island (Hawaii) in the botanical gardens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) precious it was used as money. A spicy drink and a sweet snack. A multi-billion-dollar worldwide business. Indulge... Read more →

NEW JERSEY: $1M Powerball ticket set to expire

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Time is running out for the person holding an unclaimed Powerball lottery ticket bought in New Jersey that is worth $1 million. The ticket for the Oct. 23, 2013 drawing was purchased at Kwik Farms on Shrewsbury Avenue in Tinton Falls. The winning ticket matched these five numbers: 03, 23, 31,... Read more →



Press release September 29,2014 BOISE, ID – September 29, 2014 – AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertsons stores under Albertson’s LLC and ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and Shaw’s and Star Markets under New Albertson’s, Inc., recently was notified by its third party IT services provider SUPERVALU of a separate, more recent, attempted criminal intrusion seeking to... Read more →

Philly Police Officer Assaults Partner During Lovers' Quarrel: Sources | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 • Updated at 10:30 PM EDT Lieutenant John Stanford told NBC10 the two unidentified 18th district officers got into an argument Friday near police headquarters while they were both on-duty and in uniform. The argument ultimately escalated into a fight. Sources tell NBC10 the two officers were having an affair and... Read more →


Paving on I-76/Route 42 will require overnight lane closures

press release 5PM September 29, 2014 re (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a series of overnight lane closures this week to mill and pave portions of I-76 westbound/Route 42 northbound, which include closing lanes on I-295, as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Mt. Ephraim, and Gloucester City,... Read more →

Winkelspecht Named G-MAC Player of the Week

ELKINS, WV (09/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Davis & Elkins senior goalkeeper Ashley Winkelspecht was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week following her season opening performance against No. 12 California (Pa.) where she held the team scoreless through 110 minutes. Winkelspecht made six saves in the 110 minutes played as the defending conference... 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... 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,... Read more →



By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog The mystery of what happened in a criminal investigation of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno may finally be solved in a New Jersey appeals court. A New Jersey Watchdog reporter is appealing a lower court’s decision to not release three key documents that... Read more →

NJ News Commons:

Monday, September 29, 2014 Report

Homelessness, Candid Cameras, and State Song(s) September 29, 2014 A LOOK AT HOMELESSNESS IN NEW JERSEY WHYY has an interesting Explainer on the crisis of homelessness in New Jersey. Not all homeless people live "out on the streets," despite what some people might think. In fact, 13,000 of the 13,931 homeless people in NJ either... Read more →

Pitman Police Chief:

Warns Public About Heroin Pills

Photo provided by Pitman Police Department PITMAN NJ--Pitman Police Chief Robert T. Zimmerman released the following statement about a new form of Heroin being distributed in Camden and Gloucester County. HEROIN PILLS In early September, we received information that "Heroin Pills" are the new form of "Heroin" being distributed in Camden and Gloucester County's. Just... 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... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: New Jersey's Unfunded Retiree Benefits Will Cost Each Household $30,000

Thomas J. Healey, chairman of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission. A statistic that is likely to become a favorite at Gov. Chris Christie's town hall meetings comes courtesy of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission, which yesterday reported that "each of the state's 3.2 million households would have... 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... Read more →

Illegal Alien with Two Kilos of Heroin Sentenced to 10 Years, But Could Be Out in Three Months

A Colombian national who was arrested at his son's Edgewater home with two kilos of heroin after sneaking back into the country was sentenced to 10 years in state prison - after which he'll again be deported - as part of a plea deal. Presiding Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi said the fact that the... Read more →

Help Local Center Receive a $1,000 Grant from Sylvan Learning | cnbnews.net

Sylvan Learning (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Help Local Marlton PTAs Receive a $1,000 Grant from Sylvan Learning Visit Facebook.com/SylvanLearning to take the Chief Education Officer Pledge Marlton, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) September 24, 2014 - As a proud supporter of National PTA, Sylvan Learning of Marlton is encouraging all parents to commit to be the best Chief... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

LETTERS: New Push for Common Core in Catholic schools

September 26, 2014 Dear friend, I think you'll be shocked to know what one Cardinal Newman Society leader received in his email… An employee of the Council for a Strong America (CSA) accidentally sent our K-12 Education director a request to help advocate for the Common Core in Catholic schools. It turns out that CSA... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS SCENE: It’s time to prepare for winter driving, says PIANJ

TRENTON, NJ – Winter is still weeks away, but now is the time to start preparing. With the cold weather comes the need to be extra careful on the road. Winter dangers, including snow and ice on roads, and reduced visibility from winter precipitation, make it important for drivers to prepare and focus to prevent... 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... 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,... Read more →

Bullying Expert, Esther Williams, to Speak at Y.A.L.E. School

Private School Hosts Program to Help Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Prevent Bullying Cherry Hill, NJ – Y.A.L.E School, a state-approved private school for students with autism spectrum disorders in Cherry Hill New Jersey, will host a free workshop for parents. Bullying expert, author, and speaker Esther Williams, will present strategies to help... 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... 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... Read more →


Press release September 28,2014 (AUDUBON) - Senator Donald Norcross has issued the following statement of condolence to the Sheridan family upon the loss of Cooper CEO John Sheridan and his wife Joyce: “My deepest condolences go out to John and Joyce Sheridan's family in this time of their terrible loss. John represented the very best... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care CEO, John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce Die

Press release September 28, 2014 “A True Gentleman and Outstanding Leader,” Say Cooper Leaders John P. Sheridan, Jr. The executive leadership of Cooper University Health Care is saddened to announce the death of Cooper Health System President and CEO, John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce. Mr. Sheridan was remembered as “a true gentleman... 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... Read more →

Cooper Health System CEO and wife killed

Cooper Health System President and CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife died without an immediately announced cause Sunday morning. The health system issued a news release on the deaths Sunday morning of Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Joyce, but did not give a cause. A spokeswoman did not respond to questions. Campaign finance... Read more →


ILLEGAL DUMPING AREA OFF THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE, FACING MANHATTAN ACROSS THE HUDSON RIVER.(Photo credit: Wikipedia) TRENTON – Six months after the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched a crackdown on illegal dumping on state parks and recreational lands, the initiative has yielded enforcement actions against 20 people, nearly $30,000 in court-ordered fines and more... 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... Read more →

CRIME: Suspect Stabs Man With Syringe, Says 'Welcome To The HIV Club'

A crewmember on a yacht docked in Seattle says a woman bearing a syringe stabbed him outside a bar last week, the Seattle Police Department reported to KIROtv.com. The victim described the woman as white, late 20s, with shoulder-length dirty blonde hair. After stabbing the victim, she pronounced, "Welcome to the HIV club," before she... Read more →

Catholic Charities offers Atlantic City Casino Crisis Hotline

Press Release CAMDEN CITY NJ--In response to the unemployment crisis facing the region, Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Camden, a social services agency serving six southern New Jersey counties including Atlantic County, has released a hotline number for anyone affected by the layoffs: 856-342-4145. Yomary Blanco has a big smile, a big laugh, and... Read more →

IUPAT DC 711 to announce “Fire Power for Freedom Restoration Project”

Union to donate workforce and materials to repaint the historic ship the Battleship New Jersey “Fire Power For Freedom” press event to launch the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 711 of New Jersey donation of workforce and materials to repaint the Battleship New Jersey will be held on Monday, September... 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... Read more →