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October 2014

Obituary: Dante Santarelli of Deptford, Stone Mason

Dante Santarelli – of Deptford on October 29, 2014. Aged 89 years Born and raised in Abruzzi, Italy, Dante emigrated from Italy, living in Venezuela before settling and raising a family in Philadelphia’s Germantown Section, before moving to Deptford. A hardworking man, he provided for his family by working as a skilled stone mason. Prior to retirement, Dante was employed by Stanley Lanzetta, Roslyn, PA as well as Ciccozzi & Sons with whom he helped build the familiar stone homes of the “Great Northeast” section of Philadelphia. He is the beloved husband of 58 years to Mariannina (nee Pupi); devoted... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News for Maryland: Black Bear Hunt Over, Poacher Kills Bald Eagle,

English: Black bear in the Canadian Rockies (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Maryland Black Bear Hunt has Closed The 11th annual Maryland black bear hunt concluded Thursday evening, with a total of 69 bears harvested. For the first time, the hunt was carried out as a four-day season instead of being guided by a predetermined quota. ​Harry Spiker, DNR’s lead bear biologist, said he was pleased with the results despite the final total, which was below last year’s record of 94. The hunt was complicated by cold, wet and windy conditions coupled with a generally poor acorn crop—a primary bear food... Read more →

Two Years After Sandy, Billions Of Dollars In Federal Aid Still Unpaid

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, billions of dollars in federal aid remains unpaid as thousands of households in New York and New Jersey struggle to repair the homes, businesses and lives the storm destroyed. Some homeowners are still juggling both rents and mortgages while they wait for the wheels of the federal bureaucracy to gather momentum… Read more →

Counterfeit Credit Card Ring Busted

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the break-up of a counterfeit credit card ring and charges against the operation's leader and an accomplice. A third defendant is currently incarcerated in the scheme that used dozens of counterfeit cards with matching driver's licenses to make purchases and cash advances at banks across the state. The investigation, led by agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigations, revealed the alleged theft of tens of thousands of dollars and purchases made with stolen bank account data used to make counterfeit credit cards. Lovell "Vell" Davis III (aka Lovell Bronson),... Read more →

Halloween in Philadelphia

Halloween falls on a Friday this year, so it's going to be a monster of a weekend in Philadelphia. Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday... here's our day-by-day guide to the non-stop Halloween fun. READ MORE... Halloween Night: Parties, Concerts, Trick-or-Treating & More Friday is the main event: costume parties, themed dinners, concerts, haunted houses and so much more. Our definitive guide to Halloween Night in Philadelphia. READ MORE... The 10 Best Philadelphia-Inspired Halloween Costumes For 2014 Halloween isn't Halloween without an epic costume. We've compiled our 10 favorite Philly-inspired Halloween costumes for 2014. Can you guess what's... Read more →

Huntington County Heroin Suspects Arrested

HARRISBURG PA (October 28, 2014)- Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced additional arrests in an ongoing investigation into the distribution of heroin in and around Huntington County. In April 2014, agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigations arrested alleged New York City heroin supplier Luis Bernal, his girlfriend Jacquita Kiernan and alleged Huntington County distributor Beth Harms following a series of controlled purchases and search warrants. Bernal, Kiernan and Harms were charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act and remanded to Centre County Prison. Following those arrests investigators presented evidence and testimony... Read more →

Gloucester City's Favorite Barmaid Pat Walter Succumbs, GCHS Alumni Class of 1949

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 4 11 a.m at Saint Mary Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Sts., Gloucester City for Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Walter (nee Keenan) of Gloucester City who died on October 30, 2014 at the age of 83. Cherished daughter of the late Edward P. and Gertrude Keenan. Loving mother of Donna Lee Florich (Michael), Edward “Teddy” Walter (Junita), and Patricia Anne Settar (Michael). Cherished grandmother of Jacqueline, Edward “Ted”, Andrew, Marc, Joseph, Meryl, Carly and Paige and great grandmother of Leila and Kendall. Beloved sister of the late Edward “Teddy” Keenan and... Read more →

$9.5 Million Class Action Settlement for Former Owens-Illinois Employees

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 23, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani approved a $9.5 million class settlement of a decade-long dispute between former Owens- Illinois (O-I) employees and the company. Carol Mager and Susan Saint-Antoine of Console Law Offices LLC, and Sidney Gold of Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. respectively represented 100 long-service terminated employees who were denied subsidized retirement benefits when the business they worked for was sold by O-I. In 2010 the case was certified as a class action and had proceeded through full pre-trial discovery. The settlement provides a lump... Read more →

CNBNews Weekly Stats Report October 20 to 26

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THEY GOT HIM! Eric Frein In Custody

Breaking News...... PHILADELPHIA — Eric Frein, the suspected cop killer who for six weeks was the target of a Poconos manhunt involving more than 1,000 law enforcement officers, surrendered Thursday after being discovered hiding in an airplane hangar, officials said. A search team led by U.S. marshals found Frein, two sources confirmed. He was unarmed and surrendered without… Read more →


BREAKING NEWS: Eric Frein has been captured alive on the 48th day of the manhunt through the Poconos, authorities said tonight. "I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time," Tfc. Connie Devens, Pennsylvania State Police Community Services Officer, said in a statement tonight. Frein,… Pennsylvania state troopers capture Eric Frein Related articles Police: Stolen vehicle not used by Frein Police: Stolen car not related to Frein Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect Police work to rule out Frein link in car theft Read more →

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Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. Thursday, October 30, 2014 HIGHLAND PARK PLANET HITS THE GROUND RUNNING The Highland Park Planet began publishing this week and dove straight into a story about major development projects on the table. The town of 14,000 is on track to see more than 500 new residential units by the year 2024. Editor/publisher Pam Hersh reports on the pros and cons here. A FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S GOODBYE There's something undeniably poignant about the funeral of the person who spent a... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News for NJ: Youth Pheasant Hunt Saturday, November 1

English: Image of an upland game (quail) hunt in the Mojave desert in California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Extra Afternoon Birds To Be Stocked October 28, 2014 The NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife, in cooperation with the NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, is conducting the annual Youth Pheasant Hunt this Saturday, November 1, 2014. The hunt is part of the Division's Take a Kid Hunting program which provides opportunities for young hunters to learn and experience hunting in a non-competitive atmosphere prior to the regular season opening day. Registration for the morning's guided hunts has closed, but the following... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA: Inner-city street violence easy to ignore, hard to truly understand

You're robbed while walking home, or jumped and beaten. You're threatened with a knife or a thief takes your bike or car. What do you do? The obvious answer for many is to call 911 and report the crime. But it's not that clear-cut for everyone. Last week, I talked to a 25-year-old man who said… Read more →

Jerry Bruno of the Gambino Crime Family Charged with the 2002 Murder of Martin Bosshart

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 28, 2014)Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed charging Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno of the Gambino organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Gambino crime family”) with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, including predicate acts of murder, narcotics trafficking, extortion and obstruction of justice. Bruno was arrested today in Las Vegas, Nevada, where his initial appearance for removal proceedings to the Eastern District of New York is scheduled for later today at the Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. The charges and Bruno’s arrest were announced by Loretta E.... Read more →

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015 Wildlife Action Plan revision underway

DOVER (Oct. 30, 2014) – Over the next year, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and its conservation partners will work with wildlife experts and other key stakeholders throughout the state and region to develop the 2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan, a comprehensive plan to conserve wildlife and natural places. Investing in and implementing the plan will help conserve wildlife and protect their habitat for the benefit of current and future generations. The Wildlife Action Plan will assess Delaware’s wildlife and natural landscape, identify the challenges they face, and outline actions needed for conserving them over the long term. Wildlife... Read more →

An Interview with 1st District Congressional Candidates Garry Cobb and Donald Norcross

Garry Cobb and Donald Norcross (photo courtesy of by William E. Cleary Sr. ( CITY NJ--Some compare the First District Congressional race between NJ State Senator Donald Norcross (D) and former Philadelphia Eagle linebacker and sports broadcaster Garry Cobb (R) to the biblical story of David vs Goliath. The reason for the analogy is because the state senator’s brother is George Norcross, the powerful South Jersey Political Boss who has been in charge of all politics in this area for 30 years. With that kind of backing the 55-year-old Donald Norcross has been able to raise $1.6 million in... Read more →


press release October 29, 2014 VOORHEES NJ--On October 25, 2014 at approximately 8:09pm, a Voorhees Police Officer on patrol, in the area of Simsbury Drive, observed three males walking down the driveway of a residence carrying numerous duffle bags. After further investigation, it was determined that the three males had broken into the residence through the rear window and were in possession of stolen property. Their vehicle was located parked on a nearby street and the three actors were arrested on site. Two actors are juveniles and one is an adult. All three were charged with burglary, theft, and criminal... Read more →

CNB Sports: Mad, Mad Bumgarner

With no road team victorious in a Game 7 of the World Series in more than three decades, history wasn’t on the San Francisco Giants side. But, fortunate for them, they possess lefty ace Madison Bumgarner. Coming on in relief in the fifth inning, the 25-year-old pitched five scoreless innings and powered the Giants to a… Related articles Sports › Giants rout Royals 7-1 in World Series opener Giants pounce on Shields, Royals, take Game 1 of World Series 7-1 Bumgarner's latest gem has Giants on cusp of title Memory of 2002 Series loss fuels Brandon Crawford Read more →

COMMENTARY: Preparing for the Next Hurricane Sandy Requires Facing Hard Facts

David Kutner (left) and Chris Sturm of New Jersey Future. Two years after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, many of New Jersey's coastal communities continue to struggle with recovery and rebuilding efforts. The highest community priority is to get people back into their homes, re-establish business operations and return to life as close to normal… Read more →

Cliffside Park High School Guidance Counselor in Alleged Sex Assault of Five-Year-Old Girl

Investigators arrested a longtime Cliffside Park High School guidance counselor and high school, college and professional basketball referee was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl after interviewing the youngster and a witness, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said today. Edward C. Meier – whose arrest yesterday was… Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News for Delaware: Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier Closed

LEWES DELAWARE (Oct. 27, 2014) – DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens has ordered the immediate closure of the aging Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier as a safety measure after a recent structural analysis report found that the pier required significant repairs if it is to continue to be used by the public for angling and other recreational activities. An engineering analysis for DNREC completed by Baker, Ingram and Associates found that the pier should be taken out of service and pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the pier prohibited until repairs are made to a minimum of 24... Read more →

New Report: Many Children Are Still Being Bullied

Chuck Bednar for – Your Universe Online Even though more and more public figures, including NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, are getting involved in anti-bullying awareness campaigns nationwide, it remains one of the most pressing issues facing the youth of America, according to a new report by researchers from Clemson University and Professional Data Analysts Inc.… Related articles National report finds bullying in schools still prevalent World’s First 3D-printed Car To Be Live Printed, Assembled During IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 by Local Motors, Cincinnati Incorp New Study Indicates That Increased Natural Gas Use Will Not Slow... Read more →

Pet Valu's 2015 Calendar On Sale Now! And the Winners Are...

The judges have spoken, and the 13 picture perfect pets have been chosen for Pet Valu's annual calendar. With the help of this fetching calendar, you can make sure to stay organized in 2015. Calendars are available at your local Pet Valu for only $5, just in time to make the purrfect stocking stuffer during the holiday season. All proceeds go to support groups that help put an end to animal cruelty. Join the fight against animal abuse and help animals find a home this holiday season. Pick up a calendar at your local Pet Valu and support worthy charities.... Read more →

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines May Need A Little Help

The much-debated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test used to assess patients’ risk of prostate cancer is receiving a big formal thumbs down from one major national organization, who views the test as highly inaccurate and susceptible to overdiagnosis. Current Problems A new study from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care argues PSA tests present patients… Related articles PSA Test Deemed Too Inaccurate, Unspecific For Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Prostate screening test can lead to more harm than good, national task force warns Stop testing for prostate cancer with PSA test, Canadian task force urges Read more →

FBI: The Battle Against Botnets

Oct 27, 2014 12:00 PM Botnets—nefarious networks of computers infected by automated malware programs—are on the rise, and as we come to the end of this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’d like to call your attention to what the FBI—along with our public and private sector partners—is doing about them and how you can minimize your chances of unknowingly becoming part of one. Botnets can be used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, proxy and spam services, malware distribution, and other criminal organized activity. They can also be used for covert intelligence collection, and terrorists or state-sponsored... Read more →

$226,223 Missing:

Kingsway Regional HS Transportation Supervisor Richard Costanzo Arrested on Theft Charges

WOODBURY NJ--Richard A. Costanzo (DOB 7/5/72) of Clayton NJ, Supervisor of Transportation for Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich Twp. NJ, was arrested Monday (10/27) on a charge of stealing funds from a state association of school transportation supervisors, of which he was secretary. Following an investigation by the Major Crimes Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Costanzo was taken into custody by GCPO detectives at his Kingsway office. The second-degree charge of theft by unlawful taking alleges that between August 2012 and September 2014, Costanzo unlawfully transferred $226,223 from the School Transportation Supervisors of New Jersey to his... Read more →

Cyber Crime: Purchase Order Scam Leaves a Trail of Victims

Nigerian criminals behind purchase order frauds use fake or stolen e-mail addresses to deceive retailers, as shown in the example at left. They also dupe individuals who are the victims of online romance or work from home scams to re-ship merchandise out of the country, as seen in the example at right. SOURCE FBI 10/27/14 What began as a scheme to defraud office supply stores has evolved into more ambitious crimes that have cost retailers around the country millions of dollars—and the Nigerian cyber criminals behind the fraud have also turned at-home Internet users into unsuspecting accomplices. FBI investigators are... Read more →


(TRENTON) – The Senate Transportation Committee has advanced legislation by Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) that creates special motorcycle license plates for veterans. “Veteran motorcyclists should be able to proudly display the fact that they have served our country with honor,” said Senator Norcross. “Veterans are a significant population of the motorcycle community in our state, and many have approached me about this issue. I am honored to stand with them in securing these plates.” Bill S836 authorizes the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to issue special license plates to veterans who own or lease motorcycles.... Read more →

Judge Orders NJ Governor to Reveal Air Travel Records

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Gov. Chris Christie’s hide-and-seek game over his state travel expense records continued with mixed results last week in Mercer County Superior Court. Judge Mary C. Jacobson ordered the governor’s office to provide documentation of air travel expenses, including costs and itineraries. She awarded legal fees to a New Jersey Watchdog reporter and instructed the state to turn over the records within 10 days. But Jacobson also ruled the names of hotels where Christie stayed at taxpayers’ expense should be kept confidential for security reasons. In evidence submitted to the court under seal, the... Read more →

WATCH: Citizen Pulls Cop Over, Gives Warning

Gavin Seim, “liberty speaker” and former Republican candidate for Congress, pulled over a cop in his home state of Washington on Oct. 11 to draw attention to unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators. This citizen’s arrest, captured on tape, was made because the officer was driving an unmarked car, which is illegal. The officer, when asked, said the car was a patrol car. This was a violation of Washington law, where cops can drive unmarked vehicles for undercover work but not for regular patrol work. Over the course of the video, Seim went through the typical steps an officer would... Read more →

Despite White House Pressure to Lift Ebola Quarantines, New Jersey and New York Stand Firm

The governors of New York and New Jersey on Sunday stuck to new plans to quarantine health workers returning from countries with Ebola epidemics, despite pressure from the White House, but said people could stay at home while in isolation. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a more conciliatory tone on Sunday about the new quarantine… Related articles US: Boy observed in NYC hospital for Ebola; states firm on quarantines Cuomo Eases New York Policy for Ebola Quarantine Boy observed in NYC hospital for Ebola; states firm on quarantines Read more →

Moorestown PD: Juvenile Curfew Reminders for Mischief Night and Halloween

Township Curfew Reminder: It shall be unlawful for any person under 17 to be or remain in or upon a public place within the Township of Moorestown during the period ending at 6:00 a.m. and beginning: A. At 12:00 midnight, prevailing time, on Friday and Saturday nights; and B. At 11:00 p.m., prevailing time, on all other nights; except C. At 8:30 p.m., prevailing time, on October 30 (commonly known as "Mischief Night") and at 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, on October 31 (commonly known as "Halloween"). Address/Location Township of Moorestown Police Department 1245 N. Church Street Moorestown, NJ 08057 Contact... Read more →

Reputed mobster nabbed with Lyndhurst men followed in infamous father's footsteps

BEHIND THE STORY: Although his notorious father once remained a fugitive for 11 years, reputed Genovese crime family member Vincent Coppola was on the lam all of one day before New Jersey State Police nabbed him with two brothers from Lyndhurst at a Garden State Parkway rest stop this week. Whether the bust was pure coincidence… Read more →

Illegal Alien Who Killed Two Sheriff Deputies Was Deported Twice to Mexico

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday. The suspected shooter told Sacramento County Sheriff's investigators that he was 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City. However, his fingerprints match the biometric… Read more →



Tuesday, October 28, 2014 IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? The Borowitz Report took a shot at Chris Christie and his mandatory quarantine protocols yesterday in a bit of satire titled, "Chris Christie Sworn in as Doctor." In a companion piece, Borowitz also took a swipe at general public hysteria. But Christie scored a powerful ally when his quarantine protocols received a vote of support from an actual doctor – and a Nobel Price-winning doctor at that. Dr. Bruce Beutler says he favors Christie's quarantine protocol, and would support something even a bit stricter. Meanwhile, The New York Times'... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News: First NJ Record Fish by Spearfishing Certified - Fluke

October 27, 2014 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified the first entry into the new Spearfishing category in the State Record Fish Program. Robert A. Davis of Bamber Lake, New Jersey, speared the state record fluke (summer flounder) on August 4, 2014, just five days following the initiation of the new Spearfishing category. The fish weighed in at 15 pounds 5 ounces which exceeded the set minimum weight of 12 pounds. The fluke is also being recognized as a World Record by the International Underwater Sprearfishing Association (IUSA). The exceptional specimen was harvested near Barnegat Lighthouse... Read more →

Charles Barkley: Blacks 'Brainwashed' To Keep Black Men Down | The Daily Caller

English: Charles Barkley, former NBA basketball player who played for Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, currently works as a sports commentator . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) by Alex Griswold Media Reporter NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans of keeping successful ones down. While appearing on “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, “black enough.” Barkley went... Read more →

David M. Lynam 3rd of Pitman Pleads Guilty to Robbing Mini-Market in National Park

WOODBURY NJ--David M. Lynam 3rd (DOB7/11/91), of Pitman NJ, pleaded guilty today (10/27) to the 8/22/12 robbery of the Mini-Market on Columbia Blvd. in National Park NJ. In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Temperance Williamson will recommend that Lynam be sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison and that he serve 85 percent of the prison term before he is considered for parole. Sentencing was scheduled for 12/12/14. In acknowledging that he committed the second-degree crime, Lynam said he took money and cigarettes from the market. Asked by Superior Court Judge Paul Porrecca how he got... Read more →



Monday, October 27, 2014 CHRISTIE VS. THE NURSE It started with a Friday late-afternoon press conference: Christie and Cuomo, sitting side by side, taking a tough stand requiring a mandatory 21-day quarantine for anybody entering New Jersey or New York after direct contact with Ebola victims. But then Kaci Hickox, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, isolated in a tent inside University Hospital in Newark, picked up the phone to call CNN -- and the Twitterverse went wild with pictures of the tent and praise for the hero nurse. Over the weekend, the White House pressured both states to relent,... Read more →

RU Week in Review: Body of Rutgers Student Found in Hudson River

Paul J. Kim's body was recovered from the Hudson River on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Facebook) Welcome to the RU Week in Review, a weekly roundup of Rutgers-related news and information. Click here to sign up for our newsletter and have the RU Week in Review delivered directly to your inbox each week. The body of 20-year-old… Read more →

New Jersey Drug Dealer Arrested for Possessing Scores of 'Ebola' Heroin

A drug dealer hoping to score from the Ebola panic was arrested on Monday in New Jersey for selling “Ebola” branded heroin—633 whole packets of it. His street name is “Hammer,” in case you needed further evidence of his decision-making skills. Hammer’s real name is Barnabas Davis. Davis, 47, was chilling at the Ramada Inn in… Read more →

Atlantic County Man Sentenced to Prison for Offering Child Pornography on the Internet

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that an Atlantic County man was sentenced to state prison today for using a file-sharing network to share images and videos of child pornography over the Internet from his home computer. Harvey Scott Wescoat, 51, of Hammonton, N.J., was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Albert J. Garofolo in Atlantic County. Wescoat pleaded guilty on Sept. 19 to second-degree offering of child pornography. In pleading guilty, Wescoat admitted that he used peer-to-peer file-sharing software to make images and videos of child pornography readily available for other... Read more →

Serial Killers Part 6: Andrew Cunanan Murders a Fashion Icon

FBI SERIES MARCH 3, 2014 Around 8:45 on the morning of July 15, 1997, international fashion designer Gianni Versace returned home to his Miami Beach mansion on Ocean Drive following a walk to a local café. Suddenly, a man approached Versace, pulled out a pistol, and killed him with two shots to the back of his head. The man fled—followed at a distance by at least one witness—and disappeared into a nearby parking garage. FBI Vault: Cunanan Files Miami Beach homicide detectives soon asked for assistance from the FBI’s local field office in the city. The officers were concerned that... Read more →

Mrs. Stella Celmer, of Runnemede, Member of the Polish Club and Runnemede Senors

Stella Celmer (March 1, 1922 - October 26, 2014) Stella Celmer (nee Konopacki), on October 26, 2014, of Runnemede. Loving mother of Robert and his wife Valerie. Devoted Grandmother of Christine Celmer. Loving sister of the late Katherine Moll, Jenny Zadlo, Laura Zalot, and Edward Konopacki. Caring Aunt to Kassie Croce and Maryann Slusarcyzki. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Celmer was a member of the Polish Club and Runnemede Seniors. Funeral Services, under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede, are private at the request of the family. Read more →

LETTERS TO EDITOR: Gloucester City School Board Candidate Joe Schili Seeks Your Support

To the residents of our community, As you are all aware, the November 4th election is rapidly approaching. I'd like to taken an opportunity to introduce myself and seek your support for the Board of Education election slated for Nov. 4th in our community. My name is Joseph Schili, a fourth generation and lifelong resident of our city. I am also fortunate to be a third generation public servant for our city as a 22 year veteran firefighter of the city's fire department. Over the past 24 years I have faithfully served the public in the capacity of an EMT,... Read more →


By William E. Cleary Sr. The old NJ Zinc property at the foot of Water Street is being cleared for the waste to compost facility. Old timers will remember this property being called "The Desert". The area has been home to deer and pheasants for decades. (CNBNEWS.NET)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ—Construction crews have started to clear the site for the Organic Diversion’s food waste to energy facility that will be built on 9.5 acres in Gloucester City’s Southport. Bulldozers, which could be seen on the other side of the cyclone fence on Saturday, have cleared off much of the ground where the... Read more →

Dude Sent to Prison for Blackmailing Victim Who Responded to Craigslist Ad for Homosexual Sex

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Philadelphia man was sentenced to state prison in New Jersey today for blackmailing a man who responded to his Craigslist advertisement soliciting homosexual sex. Steven J. Beisher, 43, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert in Burlington County, N.J. He also was ordered to pay restitution to the victim. Beisher pleaded guilty on March 17 to an accusation charging him with second-degree theft by extortion. In pleading guilty, Beisher admitted that he extorted a total of $1,950 from the... Read more →


It's that time of year once again, Halloween ushers in the best holiday of the Holiday season! Taken at La Mesa Oktoberfest in 2007 but still relevant every Halloween. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Source Gloucester City Police Department: Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-- Kids look forward to Halloween for many reasons. They like the dressing up in costumes but the mostly they like it for the candy and treats! Who wouldn't? Even some adults still like to go our trick or treating. It makes them feel young and happy again. While this section sticks mainly to... Read more →