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October 2014

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 actors could use a botnet to attack Internet-based critical infrastructure. And they can be used as weapons in ideology campaigns against their target to instigate fear, intimidation, or public embarrassment. The impact of botnets has been significant—they are estimated to have caused more than $113 billion in losses globally, with... Read more →


RIVERSHARKS RECOGNIZED FOR ATLANTIC LEAGUE HONORS

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Infielders Bryan Pounds and Jose Julio-Ruiz honored by League CAMDEN, NJ –Two members of the 2014 Camden Riversharks have been selected as members of the end of the year Atlantic League All-Star teams, which were announced by the league this afternoon. Infielder Bryan Pounds was named to the First Team All-Stars, while infielder Jose Julio-Ruiz was selected as a member of the Second Team All-Star squad. “Each season it seems as if the quality of our All Star team gets better,” said Joe Klein, Executive Director of the Atlantic League. “We are proud of the quality of play in the Atlantic League and feel the quality of play is increasing each season. The 2014 All Star team is an example of what I mean, the league is quite proud of them.” Pounds, in his first season in the Atlantic League, hit a team-leading 16 homeruns... Read more →


Father of Infant Charged with Killing 9-Week-Old Jonathan Garrett Jr., Held on $200,000 Bail

CAMDEN CITY NJ (OCTOBER 28, 2014)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Camden man has been charged in the death of his infant son. Jonathan Garrett Sr., M/30, was arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court in Camden on one count of Aggravated Manslaughter for the killing of nine-week-old Jonathan Garrett Jr. Camden County Police were called to Garrett’s apartment on the 1300 block of Princess Avenue in Camden around 5:35 p.m. February 1 for a report of an infant not breathing. Garrett was home alone with his son and had been the boy’s sole caretaker since about 9:00 p.m. January 31, while the infant’s mother was working an overnight shift. The infant was transported to Cooper University Hospital and was initially diagnosed with a subdural hematoma, possible brain death, a collapsed left lung as well as having an unstable blood pressure and heart... 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 personal bank accounts. Costanzo, a member of the state supervisors association since 1995 and formerly a Kingsway bus driver for 20 years, was initially placed in the Salem County Jail in default of $35,000 bail. He has since posted bail and was released. All persons charged with criminal offenses are... 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 calling it purchase order fraud, and the perpetrators are extremely skillful. Through online and telephone social engineering techniques, the fraudsters trick retailers into believing they are from legitimate businesses and academic institutions and want to order merchandise. The retailers believe they are filling requests for established customers, but the goods... Read more →


NORCROSS INITIATIVE CREATING VETERAN LICENSE PLATES FOR MOTORCYLCES ADVANCES

(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. The NJ MVC already issues veteran-specific license plates for cars. The license plates would bear a design approved by the Chief Administrator identifying the registrant as a veteran, and would include a $15 application fee for the plates. Surviving spouses of deceased veterans would also be allowed to retain these... 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 administration argued that revealing the governor’s lodging locations in 2012 and 2013 could somehow put him in future danger. Then the judge threw out the rest of the reporter’s public records lawsuit on narrow technical grounds. The reporter sought records of state “Travel Cards” used to pay for expenses. However,... 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 have gone through—he asked for name, license, and then went into a lengthy explanation of the law, before letting the officer go with a warning. Seim took action because he says unmarked patrols leave citizens guessing as to whether they are being pulled over by a cop or by an... Read more →


15 MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN NEW JERSEY

source http://www.homesecurityshield.org What are the most dangerous cities in New Jersey? To find out what cities in New Jersey that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. Both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of New Jersey’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.* We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the... 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 →


SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR CAMDEN BANK ROBBERY

CAMDEN CITY NJ--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported an arrest has been made in a Camden bank robbery. Stephen F. Mulligan, M/27, of Camden, was arrested Monday afternoon by Camden County Police and charged with 2nd degree Robbery. He is being held at the Camden County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. Mulligan is accused of robbing the Susquehanna Bank on the first block of Market Street around 3:20 p.m. Friday. He allegedly passed a demand note to a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash into a black van parked on Front Street. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department would like to thank the public for providing tips after surveillance photos of the suspect were released. All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. SOURCE CCPD... Read more →


AARP-PA Alerts Pennsylvanians to Ebola-Related Frauds and Scams

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation becomes increasingly concerned about the Ebola virus, experts report more incidents of online scams preying on people's fear and a desire to help. AARP Pennsylvania is taking the lead in alerting citizens to these scams and providing information to prevent consumer fraud, crimes that affected over fifty thousand Pennsylvanians in 2013. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection. The organization maintains that despite these claims, there are no approved vaccines, drugs, or investigational products specifically for purchase on the Internet. Further, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a trade association for the dietary supplement industry, warns consumers that there are currently no supplements that can prevent or cure Ebola. AARP Pennsylvania encourages citizens to be aware of: Online offers for an... 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 Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 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 →


NJ NEWS COMMONS:

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

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' Mike Barbaro has one of the best commentaries on the quarantine quagmire, saying that "Ebola has captured all that is refreshing and infuriating"about the governor. STUDENT JOURNALISTS HIGHLIGHT PRESS CENSORSHIP AT NJ SCHOOLS About 775 students from 53 NJ schools attended a "Press Rights, No Fear" event yesterday, where the... 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 in 20 feet of water. NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - New Jersey State Record Fish Program New Jersey State Record Fish Program First NJ Record Fish by Spearfishing Certified - Fluke Despite its small size and high population density, New Jersey offers a wide range of fishing opportunities,... Read more →


Camden County Freeholder Board Presents the Philharmonic of SNJ to Salute Our Veterans

Valued members of the Camden County veterans' community and their families are cordially invited as guests of the Camden County Freeholder Board to attend a special musical performance of the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey titled Saluting Our Veterans. The concert and supporting events will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Eastern High School Performing Arts Center, 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, New Jersey. The afternoon session has been designed for your enjoyment with a schedule as follows: 1:00 p.m. VIP Reception 2:00 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk 3:00 p.m. Saluting Our Veterans Concert This military-themed musical event has been billed as having the power to honor, to comfort, and to heal. This program of all-American music honors veterans from across the region, and features "Dreams of the Fallen," with powerful music by Jake Runestad and text by poet and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner, co-commissioned by PSNJ, the Louisiana... 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 on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life... 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 caught, Lynam said he was arrested in Philadelphia (8/28/12) “I had a warrant for my arrest,” he said. Bruce M. Hemphill (DOB 2/1/86), of Paulsboro NJ, was a codefendant in the National Park robbery, in which a store employee punched and kicked. Hemphill was admitted to Drug Court in September... Read more →


AMERICAN HERO: Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, Louisiana,

October 02, 2014 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, Louisiana, died Sept. 30, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire Sept. 28, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Read more →


AMERICAN HERO: Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, California,

October 24, 2014 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, California, died Oct. 23, in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, whose headquarters element deploys from Camp Pendleton, California. Read more →


AMERICAN HERO: Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Oceanside, California

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty/October 26, 2014 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Oceanside, California, died Oct. 24, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Al Udeid Air Base. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command. Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS:

CHRISTIE VS. THE NURSE

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, and Cuomo officially softened his stance, saying quarantines could be served at home. Christie, late last night, released a blast of tweets that mirrored Cuomo's policy -- maintaining, however, that he hadn't changed his stand. Hickox, meanwhile, said Monday morning that she would sue. And Christie apparently just told reporters... 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 users to download from a “shared folder” on his computer. Deputy Attorney General Naju R. Lathia prosecuted the case and handled the sentencing for the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau. Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a website... 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 the killing might be a murder-for-hire, but evidence quickly suggested that it wasn’t. Inside the parking garage identified by the witness was a red pickup truck linked to a murder in New Jersey and a man named Andrew Phillip Cunanan, the target of an ongoing manhunt. Cunanan was a 27-year-old... Read more →


Police Seeking Information on Winslow Shooting

| Office of the Prosecutor Camden County press release Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief Robert Stimelski are seeking information on a shooting outside a Halloween costume party in Winslow early Saturday. Authorities were called shortly before 12:10 a.m. to Absolutely Fabulous Hair at 20 E. Taunton Road for a report of a male shot. Investigators learned a costume party attended by young adults and teenagers was being held at the business and multiple physical altercations had broken out. Several patrons were escorted outside and the fighting continued in the parking lot. An 18-year-old man was then shot multiple times by an unknown male. The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. He was reported to be in critical but stable condition. The shooter is described as a black man in his early 20s. A second suspect matching the same description also is being... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Sandy Anniversary- Still Money to Spend, Will It Be Spent Right?

Volume XIX No.43: October 24, 2014 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE Wednesday, October 29th will mark the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the east coast. Last year we wroteabout the “paper” or one year anniversary. While there has been progress toward recovery and rebuilding, approaching this “cotton” anniversary there’s a long way to go – both on the ground and in reforming government policy to promote resilient community building and using disaster relief funds to pre-spond to future disaster. We need to make reforms to make resilience the “fabric of our lives.” After Sandy hit there was insistent demand to get additional funds appropriated – that it had been months since the disaster but Uncle Sam hadn’t signed a new check to augment the several billion dollars already flowing from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund. But what we have seen is that cutting a check doesn’t... 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, firefighter, police officer, paramedic and medevac flight paramedic. Additionally, I had been assigned to the State's urban search and rescue team; New Jersey Task Force 1, and had worked in NYC at the World Trade Center after September 11th. I consider myself a lifelong student and have previously held an... Read more →


Rescue Dogs Warm the Hearts of Seniors in Three Assisted Living Facilities Nationwide

Therapy Dog In Training 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The unconditional love from dogs is a perfect match for assisted living residents. Across the country, assisted living residents are deriving great satisfaction from furry, four-legged friends accompanied by their owners who welcome the opportunity to give back to others. "My mom has Alzheimer's," said Sue Travis, who visits The Peninsula, an assisted living/memory support community in Pembroke Park, Fla., with her dog, JR. "Whenever I visit, it becomes the basis of my conversation with my mother." Her mother was the impetus behind Sue becoming a pet therapist. "Mom told me about a woman who brought her dog to visit the residents. I thought why can't I do that," she explained. Both Travis and her dog, Junior, began visiting The Peninsula. When he passed away, she found another golden from a Golden Retriever rescue... Read more →


Big-Name Politics, Accusations of Corruption Mark District 1 Contest

NJ Spotlight/ By Tara Nurin Norcross continues to widen lead and fill coffers, while Cobb argues his foe is engaging in political overkill and is out of touch with real people In a congressional race whose outcome every mainstream analyst considers a sure thing, frontrunner state Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden) opened up an even greater lead over his six challengers by campaigning with House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Senate President Harry Reid (D-NV). The high-priced, high-profile Camden County events funneled even more cash to the Norcross war chest and boosted his visibility even further. They also drew protests from Norcross’s Republican opponent, Gary Cobb, and his supporters in South Jersey’s first district. Cobb, the major-party opponent fighting Norcross to fill the congressional seat vacated in February by long-time Democratic congressman Rob Andrews, picketed one of the events to criticize Norcross for bringing in such heavy... Read more →


WHAT'S UP AT GLOUCESTER CITY'S SOUTHPORT?

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 $30 million, 110,000 square foot facility will be located. The vacant property, (known to Old Timers as “The Desert”) was once home to New Jersey Zinc which was owned by Gulf and Western. A closer look at the two signs that hang from the fence outside the property (photo credit... 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 victim, who is a New Jersey resident. Deputy Attorney General Naju R. Lathia prosecuted Beisher and handled the sentencing for the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau. The case was investigated by Detective Sgt. 1st Class Cyril Bleistine and Detective Jose Samol of the New Jersey State... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY PD HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING

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 guidelines for kids, they are just as useful for adults. Some parents like to take first dibs on some of the candy that the kids have picked up during the night. It's their reward for taking them around from house to house! We suggest that you watch the candy intake... Read more →


Mr. Raymond Yheaulon, Jr. age 62, of Denver, Colorado formerly of Westville | cnbnews. net

Raymond Yheaulon, Jr. age 62, of Denver, CO, formerly of Westville, NJ on October 23, 2014 peacefully surrounded by his family. Legacy Ray will be fondly remembered as a loving man who devoted his life to his family. He enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors and his Harley Davidson. Ray liked listening to classic rock, loved his boats, and enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles. Ray will be missed deeply by all that knew him. Family Cherished son of the late Raymond and Agnes (née Risso); devoted father of Dana and Matt; dear brother to Marianne (Joseph) and Jerry Yheaulon, and the late Denise; loving uncle to Michele Thomas and Michael Yheaulon. Farewell Ceremony Viewing Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00 pm and Wednesday 8:30 – 9:45 am at the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096; Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am in St. Anne’s Church, 220... Read more →


CNB Crime: DEA Captures Mexico Cartel Leader in Texas

Officials from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration say they captured a top leader of one of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels. The 23-year-old cartel boss was arrested while shopping in Texas, and made his first court appearance this week, U.S. officials said. Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez had been the leader of the Gulf cartel, one of Mexico’s… Related articles US says head of Gulf Cartel in custody Alleged Head Of Mexico's Gulf Cartel Arrested Read more →


CNB Business News: FREE HOTCAKES FOR HEROES ON VETERANS DAY AT BOB EVANS

Restaurants salute veterans with free all-you-can-eat hotcakes New Albany, OH (October 23, 2014) - Veterans and active military personnel have a hearty hotcakes breakfast coming their way - free on Veterans Day, thanks to Bob Evans Farms. All Bob Evans restaurants will serve free all-you-can-eat hotcakes to veterans and active duty military members who present a valid military ID on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. "On every day, but especially on Veterans Day, our team is honored to celebrate the men and women who give tirelessly of their time and talents to serve in our armed forces," said Steven A. Davis, CEO of Bob Evans Farms. "They are heroes who deserve our ongoing gratitude -a heaping stack of our fresh from the griddle hotcakes is our way of saying thank you on this important day." Company founder Bob Evans was a veteran, having served in the US Army during World War... Read more →


NFL Today, Week 8

SCOREBOARD Monday, Oct. 27 Washington (2-5) at Dallas (6-1), 8:30 p.m. EDT. The surging Cowboys are going for a seven-game winning streak for just the second time since 1993. DeMarco Murray has 913 yards rushing, the third most since 1980 behind Denver's Terrell Davis (1,001 in 1998) and Baltimore's Jamal Lewis (977 in 2003). Former University… Read more →


NFL Capsules

CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton made up for his two second-half turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens that tightened the AFC North race. The Bengals (4-2-1) wasted an 11-point lead as Dalton's fumble and interception helped the…(story on the Cardinals- 24 Eagles- 20 game coming) Read more →


COMING THIS WEEK ON CNBNEWS

Coming this week on CNBNews, an article on Monday about what we recently discovered at the Gloucester City Southport site. Also on Monday, Gloucester City School Board candidate Joe Shili explains why he is seeking election to the Board of Education. COMMENTARY: Sandy Anniversary- Still Money to Spend, Will It Be Spent Right? GLOUCESTER CITY PD HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING And later in the week, a question and answer interview with New Jersey's First District Congressional candidates Donald Norcross and Garry Cobb. CNBNEWS asked the candidates, if elected, how would they help improve living standards for the people in their district? We wanted to know their views on Common Core, Obamacare, and the ongoing Wars in the Middle East? Plus we asked how would they end the gridlock in Washington? And lastly do they support President Obama’s handling of the economy and foreign policy? +++++ STAY IN... Read more →


CNBNews Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. I No. 17 (October 26, 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 CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Khattar ki Diwali man gayi! 75 Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids Friday Fright Nite Late Open Thread Read more →


"Taney Street" Song in Honor of the LL Team

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new hip hop collaboration, Little League baseball's Taney Dragons are celebrated in song and verse. The Philadelphia team that captured America's hearts with their inspired play is the subject of "Taney Street," a musical composition performed by Force 9. During their improbable run into the semifinals at the 2014 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, the Dragons caught the attention of an entire Nation with a captivating spirit and endearing personality. Featuring pitcher Mo'ne Davis, the first girl to hurl a shutout in Little League World Series history, the Taney Dragons set an example of teamwork, sportsmanship, and positive attitude. With a lineup of fine student athletes, the Dragons showed the sports world that competing can be fun and rewarding. The team's roster is comprised of Scott Bandura, Kai Cummings, Carter Davis, Mo'ne Davis, Jahli Hendricks, Erik Lipson, Jack Rice, Joe... Read more →


Are Your PA State Legislators Child Protectors?

MEDIA, Pa., /PRNewswire/ -- Protect PA Kids, a newly formed political action committee (PAC), has released a voter's guide for the general election on Nov. 4. The guide designates state representatives and state senators as "protectors" if they were the primary sponsor of a recent bill helpful to child protection. Those who blocked important bills that would abolish or reform the statute of limitations (SOL) for child sex abuse are also noted. The PAC is nonpartisan and not connected to any organization, candidate or ballot measure. "Common sense measures to protect children are not always championed and can even face opposition," says founder Susan Matthews. "Lobbyists for financially-driven issues drown out the voices of grandparents, parents, law enforcement officials and advocates. As a PAC, we want to leverage our collective resources on their behalf. We want to support candidates who are working hard to protect our children and hold those... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing News for Delaware: Nov. 1 special deer hunting day for youth, disabled hunters

Bombay Hook NWR, Smyrna, Delaware: hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese arrive in the fall to rest and feed before heading further south or to winter over. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER DELAWARE (Oct. 24, 2014) – To promote the sport and provide additional opportunities for hunting in Delaware, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Nov. 1 as a special deer hunting day for youth hunters ages 10 through 15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters on both public and private lands statewide. “Our youth hunting days are an excellent opportunity for experienced adult hunters to share their knowledge and skills with the next generation, thereby continuing one of Delaware’s great conservation and outdoor recreation traditions,” said David Saveikis, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Director. “Hunting is an exciting outdoor activity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.” Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult... Read more →


Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton to Head New Jersey State Prosecutors Association

Prosecutor Sean Dalton) press release Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton was selected and sworn in as president of the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey at the association’s annual convention last weekend (10/19-20) Dalton succeeds Hunterton County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III for a one-year term as association president. Gloucester County’s prosecutor since 2002, Prosecutor Dalton will lead an association made up of the state’s 21 county prosecutors. The association works with Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman and Director of Criminal Justice Elie Honig. The organization focuses on enhancing the practices and procedures of the state’s prosecutor’s offices and law enforcement agencies. In addition, the association offers scholarships to students entering the fields of law and criminal justice. “I am excited to serve as president of the County Prosecutors Association and look forward to working with my colleagues and the Attorney General’s Office in addressing important public... Read more →


Survey: What Scares Americans The Most?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online If the idea of walking alone at night scares you, you're not alone – in fact, a new comprehensive nationwide poll on what strikes fear into the hearts of Americans has found that it is the thing that scares people the most. The survey, conducted by researchers at… Read more →