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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,"... Read more →


ARREST IN WINSLOW SHOOTING

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 victims, one male age 23 and other male age 21, who had sustained gunshot wounds. One of the males had to be aiflifted to Cooper Medical Center in Camden. During... 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,... 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 this question in a… Related articles ISIS video threatens U.S. Q&A: What You Need to Know About ISIS in Iraq 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 is now seeking approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission… Related articles Amid Capitol Turmoil, Postal Service Crisis Drags On Mail and milk: Struggling Postal Service wants to deliver groceries Amazon... 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 Coach… 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 Diversity, the NJCU President's Speaker Series will present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, acclaimed physicist and best-selling author Dr. Michio Kaku, and basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal during this academic... Read more →


OFFICIAL SAYS:

CITIZENS’ INTEREST IN GOVERNMENT HAS ‘GONE TO THE DOGS’ (VIDEO)

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 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... Read more →


WATCH: RILEY Rescued

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 CNBNews1@gmail.com Related articles Send in your Cheers and Jeers | cnbnews.net Tussey Mountain All Seasons to Host Ribbon-cutting on June 28 Syncing Gmail Actions With IMAP 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 fugitive Joanne Chesimard for gunning down… 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. Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Anthony Roccia at (856) 365-3122 or Camden County Police Detective Michael Shomo at (856) 757-7420.... 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 near Greenwood as the Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center, downstate Delaware’s first and only state-owned public shooting sports range. Developed over a period of about 30 years... 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 →


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 in the sumptuous world of chocolate starting Saturday, Oct. 11, when Chocolate: The Exhibition, presented by Mars Chocolate North America, opens at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.... 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, 34… Related articles Winning $190 million Mega Millions ticket sold at Monmouth County mart What Pa., N.J. won in Powerball, Mega Millions Are you holding a $1,000,000 winning Powerball ticket? Read more →


CRIME ALERT:

ACME MARKETS WARN CUSTOMERS OF POSSIBLE DATA BREACH;MONITOR YOUR CREDIT CARD

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 obtain payment card information used in some of its stores. The Company has been informed that different malware was used in this recently discovered incident than was used in the... 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 the alleged assault is being investigated as a possible domestic dispute. According to investigators, the female officer, who has worked in the department for nearly 20 years, suffered facial injuries,... Read more →


TRAVEL ALERT:

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, Camden County. Monday At 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, September 29 through approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, NJDOT's contractor, PKF Mark III, will be closing several lanes to mill and... 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 champions opened the season. Winkelspecht, a resident of Williamstown, N.J., is the daughter of Barbara Winkelspecht and Michael Winkelspecht, both of Williamstown, N.J. Related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Davis... 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.... 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... Read more →


NJ WATCHDOG:

TAKES INVESTIGATION OF LT. GOV. GUADAGNO PENSION PROBE TO APPEALS COURT

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 include the findings of a probe by the attorney general’s Division of Criminal Justice. “In spite of what appears to be a clear case of high-ranking government officials aiding or... 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 live in hotels or homeless shelters.Listen here to learn out more about the remaining 931, and how Governor Christie plans to tackle homelessness over the next ten years. STOP OR... 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 this morning, the three pills pictured were surrendered to the Pitman Police Department, after being found in the Pitman Community. The pills are a bluish / green in color with... 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... 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 to… 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,... 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 50-year-old… Related articles Heroin trafficker could face deportation months into 10-year prison term, report says 'Love & Hip Hop' Star Rashidah Ali Narrowly Escapes Being Sent To Prison Drug 'queen'... 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 Education Officers (CEO) they can be this school year by taking the Sylvan Learning CEO Pledge on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SylvanLearning). Sylvan Learning of Marlton and PTA are both committed to encouraging... 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... 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... 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 was given $1.7 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to push the Common Core. Now they are attempting to recruit about 50 Catholic leaders to its cause, including... 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 accidents. The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey reminds motorists that driving carefully in winter weather will help them arrive at their destinations safely, and keep their car insurance rates... 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... Read more →