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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... Read more →


CareerBuilder Releases List of 10 Jobs American Workers Fear Most

CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to what some of America's workers fear most, looking death in the face has nothing on public speaking, exposure to germs or enthusiastic teens. Just in time for Halloween, a fun, new CareerBuilder study shows the idea of being a stand-up comedian, kindergarten teacher or even a parent is just as chill-inducing to some people as being a stunt person, crime scene investigator or mortician. The nationwide survey, commissioned by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll... 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... Read more →


New York City Business Owners Ban People Wearing Hoodies to Deter Theft

Several businesses in New York City's Harlem neighborhood have posted signs banning hoodies and face masks in order to deter crime. Signs posted in the storefront windows of at least six different area businesses read, "Do not enter with hoodie or mask. If so you are now trespassing," DNAInfo.com reported. Shop owners say the signs are… 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 →


YOUR MONEY: Sweeney Urges Pension Funding Overhaul to Reduce Impact On State Budget

State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) wants to overhaul the state's pension funding formula to make annual state pension contributions lower and more "manageable" over the next decade while preserving benefits for retirees. "Governor (Chris) Christie says the state can't afford to get to 100 percent funding of the public employee… Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: One Tantrum Too Many?

Friday, October 31, 2014 ONE TANTRUM TOO MANY? Chris Christie took a break from his national campaign schedule to visit the state of New Jersey for the Sandy anniversary Wednesday, but all anybody remembers is how he shouted down a heckler in Belmar. Christie's standing by his comments, saying that it's "just another day at Rancho Christie." But from Iowa, the state he's working so hard to court, a Des Moines Register columnist says it's just not playing. THE DISASTER INDUSTRY: PRACTICE MAKES IMPERFECT The... Read more →


FIDF “LONE SOLDIER” NEW JERSEY CHAPTER TO MARK 10th ANNIVERSARY

WITH GALA TO SUPPORT ISRAELI SOLDIERS Former Israeli Navy Commander, Adm. (Ret.) Eliezer Marum, and former IDF Lone Soldiers who founded NJ Chapter to attend Oct. 31, East Rutherford, N.J. – The former head of Israel’s Navy, three former IDF Lone Soldiers, and active-duty Israeli soldiers will join prominent lay leaders and supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) from across NJ for the New Jersey FIDF Chapter’s 10th Annual Gala. The event, supporting wellbeing and educational programs for the men and women... 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... 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... Read more →


Bellmawr Meet your 2014 Mayoral Candidates

Mark Matthews CNBNews Next Tuesday (11/4) is election day, and this year offers several candidates for the Mayoral seat. Its the most competition I remember seeing! Of course it's awesome to see so many people want to get involved, but a lot of choices brings tougher decisions. My simple idea is to utilize the widely read Cleary's Notebook website as a means to get a short candidate bio and/or platform out. So with short notice I reached out to the candidates to have them send... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Norcross Meets with DOT Commissioner and Bellmawr Officials for Update on Direct Connect

press release October 30, 2014 (BELLMAWR) – Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) hosted a meeting between DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox and local Bellmawr officials including Mayor Frank Filipek to discuss the progress of Direct Connect, the DOT’s largest construction project. “Commissioner Fox, Mayor Filipek and I had a productive meeting to address issues as Direct Connect moves forward,” said Senator Norcross. “As with any major project, it is vital that the lines of communication between state and local officials remain open. That’s why I asked Commissioner... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Regarding School Breakfast Program in New Jersey

Dear Editor, Children who start their school day without a healthy meal are much less likely to have the nutrition they need to concentrate and learn. With growing poverty in New Jersey, “breakfast after the bell” is one of the most effective ways to battle childhood hunger. We would like to commend the many Camden County school districts that have made the switch to serving breakfast in the first few minutes of school, rather than before school starts. Breakfast in the classroom just takes ten... Read more →


CNBNews Weekly Stats Report October 20 to 26

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.... Read more →


Bellmawr's forgotten Polish Cemetary: A history by the NJDOT

Mark Matthews CNBNews If you went through the Bellmawr School system and it's Bell Oaks Middle School, you undoubtedly know of the small cemetery across the street from the school at the corner of Anderson Ave and Bell Rd.. No sign to identify the cemetery. No office. Simply a cemetery that on one hand seems forgotten, but on the other still has people visiting regularly and even a rare new burial. The cemetery is the Resurrection of Christ Cemetery, established in the early 1900s by... Read more →


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 →


PA TROOPERS CAPTURE KILLER ERIC FREIN

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... Read more →


NJ News Commons:

HIGHLAND PARK PLANET HITS THE GROUND RUNNING

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... 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... Read more →


NORCROSS LAUDS SOLAR FARM GROUNDBREAKING

(DEPTFORD) – Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) joined Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), Ralph LaRossa of PSE&G, Commissioner Bob Martin of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and other dignitaries to kick off the Kinsley Solar Farm project. “Sustainability is about more than creating green energy, it’s also about creating jobs and supporting innovation,” Senator Norcross added. “PSE&G’s investment in solar energy is an investment in our future.” The Kinsley Solar Farm is PSE&G’s third landfill project under their Solar 4 All program, and at 35... Read more →


NJ SHERIFFS USE PENSION LOOPHOLE TO DOUBLE-DIP, SEE CBS 3 SPECIAL REPORT TONIGHT

“I don’t know what the big deal is,” Mercer County Sheriff John Kemler told Charlotte Huffman of CBS 3. Kemler collects $227,330 a year — $142,499 in salary as sheriff plus $84,831 from a pension. OCTOBER 30, 2014 By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Three-fourths of New Jersey’s county sheriffs are two-timing taxpayers and state pension funds. Bigstock photo STICK ‘EM UP: 49 top county cops in NJ use pension loophole to collect two paychecks An investigation by New Jersey Watchdog and CBS 3... Read more →


BEWARE OF MARIJUANA CANDY!

Gloucester Township Police Department press release The Gloucester Township Police would like to pass on the following information about Marijuana Candy. The use of marijuana candy has been increasing in New Jersey and nearby states. This poses serious health risks to users, especially children during Halloween. It is possible that children could accidently receive marijuana candy. Adults should check for strange odors in candy received by children. Currently there is no information indicating that anyone would intentionally give out marijuana candy. Marijuana candy contains Tetrahydrocannabinol... Read more →


Moorestown PD Investigating Residential Burglary

press release October 30, 2014 Moorestown Police are investigating a residential Burglary/Theft that occurred within the past two days in the 200 block of Country Club Dr. The owner's son found the break-in this morning at 8am while checking the house for his parents who were away. Entry by force to the residence by smashing the glass in a rear sliding door. It is undetermined at this time what was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at 856-914-3092 or detectives@moorestownpd.com . See... Read more →


Camden County Library launches annual campaign Monday, Nov. 3 at all eight branches

Donate a Book and Give the Gift that Really Keeps on Giving The students in Taisha Sanders preschool class at the Center for Family Services in Winslow Twp. show their appreciation as they hold books they received for the holidays through the Camden County Library’s Books for Kids Holiday Campaign in December 2013. (Center for Family Services photo)] VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 29, 2014 – Not all children are fortunate enough to live in homes that have many books. That’s why the Camden County Library... 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 →


ALICE COSTELLO SCHOOL TOP STUDENTS FOR OCTOBER

Alice Costello Grammar School BROOKLAWN NJ--Pictured are the Alice Costello Grammar School top students for the month of October. The character trait they exhibited was Respect. (photo provided) The Alice Costello Grammar School is located at 301 Haakon Road, Brooklawn NJ 08030 (see website) Related: Top Students for September ALICE COSTELLO SCHOOL LIPDUP 2014 Related articles CNB CHEERS and JEERS for September 2014 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... Read more →


BUSTED? Voting machines in Maryland are moving Republican votes to the Democrats’ column

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | October 27, 2014 Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland. “When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said. “This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: LT. GOV. MARKS 1,000 APPROVAL OF POST-SANDY HOME-ELEVATION GRANTS

HAZARD MITIGATION PROGRAM HITS MILESTONE JUST SIX MONTHS AFTER FIRST APPROVALS BRIGANTINE -- Commemorating the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy in Brigantine, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced that New Jersey has surpassed the 1000-mark for grants approved under the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) elevation program. The elevation program assists with costs associated with home elevation to protect against future flooding and storms. Eligible homeowners receive up to $30,000 for a broad range of work, including engineering, construction, permits... 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... Read more →


Remembering Kristallnacht Events at College of Saint Elizabeth

The College Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Morristown, NJ – The College of Saint Elizabeth will be commemorating Kristallnacht during the week of November 10, 2014. All events are free to the public. Event: Survivor Testimonies: Remembering Kristallnacht and Beyond. Who: Two Livingston, N.J., residents who experienced Kristallnacht as children in Germany. Gerda Bikales, author of Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death: A Holocaust Childhood and a policy analyst and lobbyist; and Norbert Bikales, Ph.D., a chemist, U.S. diplomat and... Read more →