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October 2014

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, 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Survey: What Scares Americans The Most?

Chuck Bednar for – 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 →

Two Big Plays by Vince DiGiacomo Lead Lions to Win over Clippers

By Rob Edwards | NJ Advance Media for CLAYTON - The box score won’t say he starred in Friday night’s game at Clayton, but those who saw Gloucester’s Vince DiGiacomo play will beg to differ. The junior WR/DB had two big plays for the Lions - maybe the two biggest Friday night - setting up Gloucester for a 10-6 win against the Clippers. Down 6-2 after Clayton took an intentional safety to end the third quarter, Gloucester found itself with a 4th-and-7 just inside Clippers’ territory. DiGiacomo took the snap as the punter and broke down the right sideline,... Read more →

Ambler Residents Concerned About Superfund Cleanup of Two Asbestos Dumps

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, Pa., was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause: exposure to asbestos. He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in his side kept him awake at night. He was found to have the disease in March. Before August, he… Related articles Asbestos Exposure Could be Responsible for Some Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Cases Roberto Clemente Jr. disappointed with the illegal dumping at park named for his father Dayton leaders decide against burning buildings Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Honored to Present at 12th International... Read more →

Eric D. Clason Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison for Deptford Sex Assault

WOODBURY NJ (October 24, 2014)--Eric D. Clason (DOB 9/24/82), of Deptford NJ was sentenced today to six years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree sexual assault against a girl under 16 years old in Deptford on 6/30/12. Under terms of a 7/7/14 plea agreement, Clason will be subject to the reporting requirements of Megan’s Law for sex offenders when released from prison and will also be under parole supervision for at least 15 years after his prison term is completed. Clason will serve his sentence in a state prison, since an evaluation determine he is not... Read more →


(PENNSAUKEN) – Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) toured the Food Bank of South Jersey today, sampled items from their Healthy Living Initiative, and participated in their Kidz Pack program. “The Food Bank of South Jersey is a lifeline to our residents struggling to meet their basic needs, which is all too often the case in today’s economy,” said Senator Norcross. “Their efforts have helped hundreds of thousands of our residents put nutritious, sustaining food on their tables over the years.” Senator Norcross was greeted by CEO Val Traore to discuss the Food Bank’s mission to provide an immediate solution to the... Read more →

Blanch M Petrone of Glendora, formerly of Bellmawr

(November 23, 1930 - October 24, 2014) Blanche M. Petrone (nee Rufo), suddenly, on October 24, 2014, of Glendora, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Charles Petrone. Devoted mother of Joseph Petrone (Susan) and Chuck Petrone (Dana). Loving grandmom of Joey, Danny, Jennifer, Caryn and Lauren and great grandmom of David. Dear sister of Sandy Fitti, Mario Rufo (Roe), Gus Rufo, Daniel Rufo (Phyllis), Rocco Rufo and the late Nino Rufo. Sister-in-law of Michael and Toni Veneziani and Josephine Caramanna. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 8:45 to 10:45am... Read more →

Nebraska Rolls Over Rutgers 42-24

By Tom Luicci LINCOLN, Neb. - Rutgers wasn't surprised by anything that happened today against Nebraska. Disappointed? Yes. Head coach Kyle Flood acknowledged as much in the immediate aftermath of the 42-24 loss to the No. 16-ranked Cornhuskers before a crowd of 91,088 at Memorial Stadium. But surprised? Flood and his players already had an idea of how unforgiving the road through the Big Ten can be. Flawless, mistake-free football is a must. One week ago at Ohio State was the program's first lesson in that. And they certainly knew how good running back Ameer Abdullah was. "This was... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News for Delaware: Enforcement Blotter Oct. 14-20

Reminder for week: Waterfowl hunters, check your gear for prohibited lead shot DOVER DELAWARE (Oct. 24, 2014) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Oct. 14-20 made 4515 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 69 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 34 complaints and issued 25 citations, five of which were related to increased Fish & Wildlife Enforcement presence... Read more →

65 Pennsylvania Sporting Groups Back EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Groups representing millions of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts are speaking out in support of climate action, releasing a letter in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The letter is signed by 325 groups nationally, including 65 Pennsylvania organizations and outdoor businesses such as Flyfisher's Paradise, Sky Blue Outfitters, several local chapters of Izaak Walton League of America, as well as statewide organizations like PennFuture. "As hunters and anglers, we see firsthand how climate change is altering habitat and putting our outdoor heritage at risk," reads the letter. "We agree... Read more →

Domenick J. Gaspari, Sr. Korean War Army Vet, Retired Member Carpenters Union Local 1823

(September 4, 1943 - October 22, 2014) Domenick James Gaspari, Sr., passed peacefully at home with his family on October 22, 2014, of Blackwood. Age 71. Beloved husband of 46 years to Arlene (nee Guzman). Devoted father of Domenick, Jr., Gina Mascuilli (Anthony) and Craig (Maria). Loving grandfather of Dominic, Valentina, Giavanna, Luciano, Angelina, Anthony and Christian. Son of the late Louis and Gert Gaspari. Dear brother of Louis (Ann) and Dennis (Ed). Brother-in-law of Rose Pizzuto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr.Gaspari proudly served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. He was retired from Carpenters Union... Read more →

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate offers tips to keep costs down while chasing away chills

DOVER DELAWARE (Oct. 20, 2014) – With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to prepare your home and cars for cold weather. You’d like to stay warm, but that can mean using more power in your home and more gas in your car – and having less money in your pocket. To tip that balance in your favor, DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate offers the following no- and low-cost tips to help you use less energy and save more money this winter – and in some cases, year-round. Home: Set thermostat/heater temperatures lower at night... Read more →


Thousands of Iranians took to the streets yesterday, protesting a wave of acid attacks against women across the country in recent weeks. Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the parliament building in Tehran, and thousands more in Isfahan City, where at least six women are believed to have suffered acid attacks in the last few… Read more →

The Seven Year Murder Investigation of Rowan College Student Donald Farrell III Continues

press release October 24, 2014 Despite a still-offered $100,000 reward, billboard ads bringing it to the public’s attention and even a Rowan University class research project about the campus tragedy, the investigation into the 10/27/07 fatal attack on 19-year-old Rowan sophomore Donald Farrell III continues without a suspect in custody. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, the Rowan University Police Department and the Glassboro Police Department continue to look for leads in the Homecoming Weekend assault on Farrell near Rowan’s Triad Apartment building. Witnesses described four or five black males who approached the student from Morris County NJ asking for directions... Read more →

Additional Charge Filed Against Alleged Arsonist Michael Keating, Bail set at $50,000 Cash

Press release October 24,2014 WOODBURY NJ-- At a bail hearing today Michael T. Keating (DOB 12/24/83), of 42 Bridge Drive, Washington Township NJ was served with an additional criminal complaint charging him with setting a fire in a Harrison Township NJ house on 10/16/14 that resulted in injury to a member of a Pitman fire company that responded to fight the fire. Keating, a furloughed employee of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, was previously charged with aggravated arson and burglary when arrested at his home the night of the fire, which destroyed a vacant house at 612 Mullica Hill Rd.... Read more →

Bail Reduction Denied for Scott Allen

press release October 24,2014 WOODBURY NJ Scott J. Allen (DOB 5/17/69), of Monroeville NJ was denied any reduction in his $50,000 bail today on charges that he crashed a vehicle he carjacked into a Pennsylvania State Police car that had pursued him into Gloucester County NJ on 10/18/14. The collision on Glassboro Road in Wenonah also caused damage to private property and a county road sign, according to a complaint accusing Allen of criminal mischief. The collision with the police car resulted in a charge of aggravated assault against two officers in the car. Scott is accused of “attempting to... Read more →



Friday, October 24, 2014 During WNYC's pledge drive this morning, we heard the station congratulate itself on the restraint displayed in its Morning Brief headline: "Stay Calm: New Yorkers Are Not at Risk of Catching Ebola from the Patient at Bellevue." A far cry from the NY Post's "Ebola Here!" cover, replete with cops in hazmat suits. Although, if you think of it, that's actually pretty restrained for the Post, from which we might have expected, "We're All Going to Die!" Trending on Twitter: panic hyperbole, our favorite being this one. BREAKING: New York Ebola doctor visited five thousand babies,... Read more →


press release Highlights important role linemen play in the health, safety, and welfare of all individuals (TRENTON) – The Senate has approved a Resolution by Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) to establish October as “Lineman Appreciation Month” in honor of the men and women who work tirelessly—often in dangerous conditions—to ensure reliable, uninterrupted utility service. “A lineman’s job is risky in the best conditions, but they’re often working in the worst,” said Senator Norcross. “No one thinks about what it takes to keep the lights on in a storm, only about the inconvenience of having them go out. With more than... Read more →

Rutgers Carroo Continues to Make His Mark; ScarletKnights Face Nebraska Sat. noon

-By Tom Luicci PISCATAWAY, N.J. – There’s little chance this year that Leonte Carroo will threaten Mohamed Sanu’s single-season school record of 115 catches. And he’s on pace to fall a bit short of Kenny Britt’s mark of 1,371 receiving yards, set in 2008. But those are names that come to mind immediately with any comparison of what the 6-1, 205-pound junior is accomplishing this season. At Rutgers, the wide receiver standards don’t get any higher. Outsiders are noticing. Earlier this month Carroo was added to the Biletnikoff Watch List. Defenses are paying attention as well, consistently rotating a... Read more →

Camden forum on driver's licenses for undocumented

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER CAMDEN NJ--Eufracia Mora and her husband run a commercial and residential painting business, and often have to drive from two to three hours for a job. The parents of two small children ride the whole way unlicensed and on edge. "I'm always nervous every time I get in the car," Mora said, "Every day I drive for work, or I drive the kids to school, I'm worried I'll see a police car." Mora is undocumented and cannot legally obtain a driver's license. She joined nearly 300 people Wednesday night for a forum on immigration issues largely focused... Read more →

NJ Joins Multi-State Settlement with TD Bank Over Data Breach that Affected Thousands

View Settlement Agreement TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that New Jersey and eight other states have entered into an $850,000 multi-state settlement agreement with TD Bank, N.A., that resolves a 2012 data breach and is designed to help ensure that future consumer privacy breaches do not occur. New Jersey was part of a nine-state group that worked for a year-and-a-half to investigate the TD Bank breach, which affected thousands of TD customers, and to negotiate the Assurance of Voluntary Compliance agreement being announced today. The states’ investigation focused not only on the data breach, but... Read more →

Troopers Seek Public's Help

press release October 23, 2014 Pilesgrove Township, N.J. - Troopers from the New Jersey State Police Woodstown Station are seeking the public's help identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run crash that claimed the life of Chelsea Burns, 25, of Woodstown, N.J. On Friday, October 17, at approximately 11:31 p.m., troopers responded to Alloway Road and East Lake Road for a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Detectives determined that Chelsea Burns was walking south in the southbound lane of Alloway Road when she was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene after the crash.... Read more →

United States Loosing The Drug War: America's Billions Fail To Stop Record Afghan Poppy Output

Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit a record high in 2013 despite years of American efforts to curb its production and trade, according to a new report from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR. As of June 2014, the United States has spent nearly $7.6 billion to combat Afghan poppy cultivation,… Read more →

The Real Story on How Much Obamacare Increased Coverage

THE DAILY SIGNAL We now have the Medicaid and private-market health insurance enrollment data for the second quarter of 2014 needed to complete the picture of how Obamacare’s rollout affected coverage. What we’ve learned is that the Obamacare gains in coverage were largely a result of the Medicaid expansion and that most of the gain in private coverage through the government exchanges was offset by a decline in employer-based coverage. In other words, it is likely that most of the people who got coverage through the exchanges were already insured. The second quarter data captures enrollments that occurred during the... Read more →

Medical Study: Binge Drinking Now Will Affect Your Blood Pressure Later

Excessive drinking among young adult boys has been linked to hypertension in later life, while low to moderate alcohol use in their female counterparts has been associated with low risk of hypertension later on. These results of a study led by Sarah Twichell from the Boston Children's Hospital will be presented at the ASN Kidney Week… Read more →

Despite Reward Offers, Mexico Still Unable to Find 43 Missing Students

The Mexican government Monday offered a reward of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on the whereabouts or captors of 43 university students missing for nearly a month. The announcement came as Mexican federal police took control of 13 towns in southern Mexico as part of stepped-up efforts to find the students, whose disappearances sparked widespread… Read more →


PHILADELPHIA — This story really stinks. A man who threw trash at a 5-month-old baby on a mass transit train in Philadelphia on Tuesday night stabbed the child's father in the back when the concerned dad confronted him about the incident at a terminal, police said. The 23-year-old father from Philadelphia was riding with his 6-month-old… Cops: Train rider throws trash at baby, stabs child's dad Read more →


In their first extended road trip of the season, the Flyers passed the test. Somehow. Though they had some unsettling defensive moments, the Flyers won two of three games — sandwiching wins in Dallas and Pittsburgh around a one-sided defeat in Chicago — to bring some equilibrium to a shaky start. "It's a good trip," Flyers… Read more →


Local Beat- Arrest, Then Thanks, for a Reporter

Local Beat is NJ News Commons' weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. Thursday, October 23, 2014 ARREST, THEN THANKS: THE STRANGE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHARLIE KRATOVIL AND THE NBPD It’s been a busy year for New Brunswick Today and its editor, Charlie Kratovil. In February, Kratovil sued Rutgers University and the City of New Brunswick to get them to release maps showing the division of jurisdiction between the two police departments – and he won. In July, he personally witnessed a New Brunswick Police officer throw two ticket books in a... Read more →

A Note from the President of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity

With all the bad press surrounding print news nowadays — declining readership and ad revenues, cutbacks in staff — you would think that journalists-for-hire were as common as words on a page. But there's a critical difference between the old print media and new online media: expertise. Where print news aimed for the widest possible coverage, online media is overwhelmingly specialized. Name a topic, and chances are, you’ll find a website devoted to its latest happenings. Perhaps the biggest factor in the media's shift from traditional print to online news outlets is the the need for journalists with specialized knowledge... Read more →

In Memory of Patricia L. Ross-Spaccarotelli

Surrounded by her loving family, on October 21, 2014, after a 3 ½ year battle against breast cancer. Age 40. (nee Ross) Of Haddon Township. Loving wife of Carlo G. Spaccarotelli. Loving mother of Talia Marie and Antonio Giacomo Spaccarotelli. Cherished daughter of Franklin T. Ross, Jr and Jeanne Rae (nee Accardi). Beloved sister of Franklin T. Ross, III (Julie) and Stacy Ann Ross. Cherished aunt of Marissa E. Bloemker, Reagan E. Ross and Franklin T. Ross, IV. Beloved daughter-in-law of Lynda Spaccarotelli. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her brother-in-law, Jasen Spaccarotelli. Patricia was a... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Report for NJ: Small Game Hunting Nears

Rockport Pheasant Farm to Host Open House October 25 Division To Stock Dog Training Areas in October Air Gun Hunting In New Jersey Public Hunting Land Small game hunting in New Jersey provides hours of recreation afield every hunting season. From abundant native populations of rabbit and squirrel to elusive ruffed grouse, there are ample opportunities for sportsmen and women to enjoy the pursuit of game. Each year approximately 50,000 pheasants raised at the Rockport Pheasant Farm are stocked on division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), and 5,200 quail are released on two WMAs. Coyote and fox are perhaps the most... Read more →

Jules Tartar of Millville formerly of Gloucester City

February 2, 1952 - October 20, 2014 On October 20, 2014. Age 62. Of Millville. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving Brother of Elaine Leonard, Jane Schmitt, the late Diane DiSilvestro and the late Edward Thomas Tartar. Beloved Uncle of Edward DiSilvestro. At the request of the family, cremation is private and there will be no services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Jules Tartar. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. PH: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Experience Matters More than Age with Young-Adult Driver Safety

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience behind the wheel may matter more than age when it comes to the safety of young-adult drivers, according to two new studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These results suggest that states could reduce road crashes, fatalities and injuries by extending graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to novice drivers beyond age 17. AAA is promoting this research as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, which takes place from Oct. 19-25. Graduated driver licensing laws are designed to help new drivers gain practical experience in a relatively safe environment by initially... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Norcross Receives Endorsements from Area Newspapers

Today I’m proud to announce that Senator Donald Norcross has been endorsed by the South Jersey Times newspaper — joining the Courier-Post and Philadelphia Inquirer. Here are a few highlights: Donald Norcross the right choice for New Jersey's 1st Congressional District: Editorial SJ Times Editorial Board 10/20/14 “… the South Jersey Times editorial board believes state Sen. Donald Norcross offers the best chance for South Jersey to have effective leadership in Washington." "Norcross points to successes in the state legislature including last year's Economic Opportunity Act that is credited with more evenly balancing state funding so that South Jersey gets... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News for Delaware: Duck hunting season to open Friday, Oct. 24

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Volunteers turn out to help prepare public blinds for season opening; ducks abundant in Little Creek impoundments DOVER DELAWARE (Oct. 22, 2014) – With Delaware’s regular duck season opening Friday, Oct. 24, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds migratory game bird hunters of the rules and dates for this year’s waterfowl season segments and of public wildlife area hunting opportunities. The Division also acknowledges the volunteer actions of public-minded hunters in helping prepare wildlife areas for the... Read more →

FBI Task Force Takes ‘Whole Government’ Approach

FBI--Cyber Security Hackers compromising banking and retail networks to steal consumers’ personal information. Foreign actors virtually accessing our trade secrets. Criminal groups lining their pockets by exploiting any online vulnerability they can find. In today’s virtual world, it is well known that cyber crime can jeopardize our privacy, our economy, and even our national security. Less well known is an organization—the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF)—that is working around the clock to fight the threat. "The challenge we face as a nation is formidable, because the bad actors never stop trying to infiltrate our systems," said Greg McAleer,... Read more →


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Deptford's Meneko Spigner McBeth Wins $1 Million Grand Prize Lays Potato Chip Contest

October 21, 2014 Finalist Meneko Spigner McBeth of West Deptford NJ, to take home $1 million grand prize; Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips to remain on store shelves PLANO, Texas - Following nearly three months of competition, Lay’s potato chips – one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division – today announced Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips as the winner of this year’s Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest. Meneko Spigner McBeth, who submitted the idea for Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored chips, will take home a $1 million grand prize or... Read more →

NJ News Commons: Christie Addresses Ebola

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 CHRISTIE ADDRESSES EBOLA With news of a Liberian air passenger whisked from Newark Airport to the hospital to screen for Ebola, Gov. Christie plans to brief reporters momentarily on the state's readiness to deal with the disease. SOPRANOLAND UPDATES After a three-year investigation codenamed “Operation Fistful,” NJ authorities have arrested 11 alleged members of the Genovese crime family on a host of racketeering charges. But here's a mobster story with more of a twist. From The Record, a piece on how NJ Transit is in a legal battle with convicted mobster Carmine Franco, currently serving time,... Read more →

FBI: New Jersey Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Non-Profit

PHILADELPHIA—Rochelle Biesenthal, 64, of Brigantine, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison. On May 28, 2014, Ms. Biesenthal pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and three counts of tax evasion. As part of her wire fraud charge, Ms. Biesenthal engaged in a scheme to defraud the Jewish Heritage Programs (“JHP”). JHP is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that provides opportunities for Jewish college students (at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and other universities), as well as young professionals, and other persons to engage with their Jewish heritage and reaffirm their Jewish... Read more →

Damon Bradley Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Clayton Girl

press release October 21, 2014 WOODBURY NJ--Damon Bradley (DOB 4/20/69), of Clayton NJ pleaded guilty today (10/21) to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Clayton in 2013. In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Margaret Cipparrone will recommend that Bradley be sentenced to six years in New Jersey state prison and not be eligible for parole for 85 percent of the prison term. He will also be subject to registration requirements of Megan’s Law for sex offenders and at least 15 years of supervision after release from prison. Bradley has been jailed in default of $150,000 bail since his... Read more →