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January 2015

William Clark III Charged with Murder of Audubon Man

AUDUBON NEW JERSEY (January 31,2015)-- Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Audubon Police Chief Thomas Tassi reported an Audubon man has been charged for fatally shooting another man in the borough Saturday. William A. Clark III, M/50, is charged with first-degree Murder for the death of Steven Johnston, M/51, of Audubon. Around 2:55 a.m. Saturday, a man who identified himself as Clark called 911 and told the call taker that he killed Johnston by shooting him in the head at a residence on the 400 block of the South White Horse Pike in Audubon. Officers arrived at the location minutes later and took Clark into custody without incident. Police found the body of Johnston in a third-floor apartment. He was dead from an apparent... Read more →


61-Year-Old Atlantic City Man Found Dead

PLEASANTVILLE (January 31,2015)-– A 61-year-old Atlantic City man was found dead in his home early this morning, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. The Atlantic City Police Department responded at approximately shortly after midnight, today, January 31, 2015, to a residence on North Bellevue Avenue, Atlantic City. Upon arrival, police found Kenneth Moore, 61, dead in his home on N. Bellevue Avenue. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are investigating what is a suspicious death. No additional details will be released at this time. Next-of-kin have been notified. An autopsy is pending. Anyone with information about this death is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may also contact the... Read more →


SOUTH JERSEY STUDENTS OBTAIN DEANS LIST AT THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (TCNJ)

EWING, NJ (01/29/2015)(readMedia)-- Local students have earned the esteemed honor of placement on the Dean's List at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the fall 2014 semester. Holly Horner of Eastampton, NJ Bailey Crisci of Moorestown, NJ Alexa Lesinski of Delran, NJ Danielle McDermott of Sewell, NJ Erica Heaney of Mount Laurel, NJ Olivia Foltiny of Burlington, NJ Deanna Weingart of Wrightstown, NJ James Hettler of Bordentown, NJ Miranda Karetny of Sewell, NJ Rachel Turan of Merchantville, NJ Robert Birnbohm of Marlton, NJ Samantha Dicroce of Southampton, NJ Michael Pierce of Mount Laurel, NJ Brittany Brydges of Browns Mills, NJ Erin Chamberlin of Columbus, NJ Taylor Hughes of Medford, NJ Emily Culbertson of Absecon, NJ Ashley Swiderski of Florence, NJ Deanna Arzola of Roebling,... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE ED: Emphasis Must be Placed on Preventing Opiate Addiction in the 1st Place

We are pleased to see Governor Christie expand on the growing problem of opiate addiction in his recent State of the State Address. The attention the Governor is focusing on this issue and his proposals for improving treatment and making it more accessible are important steps forward. We also applaud the Governor’s efforts to equip law enforcement officials and other first responders with Narcan, a drug which, if taken in, time can prevent accidental deaths from overdoses of painkillers or heroin. It is critical, however, to couple these steps with measures that prevent opiate addiction from occurring in the first place by attacking the problem at its source; namely, the over-prescribing of opiate-based prescription drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported... Read more →


Authorities Investigating Murder in Audubon

AUDUBON NEW JERSEY (January 31,2015)-- Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Audubon Police Chief Thomas Tassi reported a homicide in the borough Saturday. Police were called around 2:55 a.m. to a residence on the 400 block of the South White Horse Pike in Audubon for a report of a man fatally shot. Officers arrived at the location and found Steven Johnston, M/51, of Audubon, dead from apparent gunshot wounds in an upstairs apartment. An adult male suspect was immediately taken into custody without incident at the scene. Detectives are questioning him at this time. Charges are pending the result of the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective John Hunsinger at (856) 365-3239 or Audubon Police Detective David... Read more →


Watchdog.org reporters amplify school choice

by Andrew Collins Few choices that parents make about their children are as important as where they will be educated. Important, that is, if they are actually permitted to choose. Looking at the polling data, school choice programs should be sweeping the nation. Simply put, school choice is the idea that children and parents should be able to choose from a variety of educational options rather than being forced into a publicly mandated school. Time and again, they have proven effective at improving students’ test scores and graduation rates. And recent polls have found strong bipartisan support for this idea, with 69 percent of Americans saying that parents should have the right to use education tax dollars to send their child to the public or... Read more →


University of New Hampshire's Dean's List for the Fall Semester of the 2014-2015 Academic Year

DURHAM, NH (01/30/2015)(readMedia)-- The following students have been named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. Shane Egan of Wall earned High Honors Kelly Mitchell of Wall earned High Honors Molly McGovern of Haddonfield earned Honors Lauren Winter of Mount Laurel earned High Honors Shannon Stang of Medford earned High Honors Marina Garwood of Mullica Hill earned High Honors Christina DiMeo of Absecon earned Highest Honors Brandon Eaves of Cape May Court House earned Honors Sarah Russ of Cape May Court House earned Honors Robert Zauck of Seaville earned Honors Andrew Blizzard of Millville earned Highest Honors Students named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have... Read more →


ALABAMA AND WASHINGTON STUDENTS SELECTED FOR WINNING DESIGNS OF 3-D PRINTED TOOLS FOR ASTRONAUTS

After three months of designing and modeling, a panel of judges from NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation (ASME) and Made In Space Inc. in California have selected the winners of the Future Engineers 3-D Printing in Space Tool Challenge. The winner from the Teen Group (ages 13-19) is a Multipurpose Precision Maintenance Tool that Robert Hillan of Enterprise, Alabama, designed. The winner of the Junior Group (ages 5-12) is a Space Planter that Sydney Vernon from Bellevue, Washington, designed. "This challenge has been an amazing experience which taught me many educational skills that will greatly benefit me in the future," said Hillan. "It has given me an opportunity to put something on the space station, something I’ve always wanted to do and... Read more →


CNB Business News: CAMPBELL ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A REORGANIZATIO OF ITS BUSINESS

CAMDEN, N.J.--Jan. 30, 2015-- Campbell Soup Company(NYSE: CPB)today announced plans to implement a new enterprise structure that will align the organization of the company's business operations with its core growth strategies. Under the new design, Campbell’s businesses will be organized and managed in three divisions structured principally by product categories rather than by geographies or brand groups. Each division will have meaningful scale, a clearly defined portfolio role and targets for growth that are tied to its role in the enterprise and the scope of its marketplace opportunities. The company’s management structure will be simplified and streamlined. “The adoption of our new enterprise structure will be an important milestone for Campbell,” said Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This reorganization will help unlock the... Read more →


How Much Marijuana Does It Take To Kill You?

A 23-year-old New Jersey woman was recently arrested for both possession of a controlled dangerous substance and destruction of evidence after police claimed she swallowed “several bags of raw marijuana.” She is by far not the first individual to try and get out of a drug charge by swallowing the evidence, but in the case of… Read more →


Hilda Good, of Camden City, age 81 |cnbnews.net

On January 21, 2015. Age 81. Of Camden. (nee Troell). Survived by her children, John J. Brasdis (wife Michelle Las Cascada), Sallie A. Mattie and Samuel A. Brasdis (wife Patricia A. Brown Brasdis); her grandchildren Arlene, Albert, Paul, Mark and Samantha and her great grandson Samuel and her sister Gail; Predeceased by her sister Emma and her brother David. Born in Freeland, PA on September 23, 1933 to Alexander and Iva Troell. At the request of family, funeral services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Hilda Good. Related articles Long-Time Gloucester City Resident Mr. Frederick "Fritz" Messerschmitt Succumbs at age 90 Mr. Richard W. "Rick" Crawford of Deptford, Retired DCMA Employee, Gateway HS Alumnus Obituary: Mrs.... Read more →


PIANJ urges fire safety in cold weather season

Trenton, NJ – The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey reminds homeowners and renters that with the cold temperatures, comes fire dangers. The trade association urges the public to take the time to review fire safety tips with their families so they will be prepared in the event of a fire emergency. This includes making sure that your home is insured properly before an incident. Insurers generally recommend that people insure their home for its full replacement cost, which means it is insured under a homeowners policy for 100 percent of the cost of repairing or rebuilding it at the time it becomes necessary. If the homeowner purchases a guaranteed replacement cost endorsement, the full amount would be received to rebuild regardless of inflation. “Under... Read more →


CNB Pet Tip of the Week: When Enough is Enough

by Dawn Watson cnbnews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 31, 2015)--You’ve rescued a dog from a shelter and invested in a harness, leash, and identification collar. You’ve taken him to the vet for all his shots and he’s already neutered. But his behavior is becoming increasingly more disturbing as time progresses. A professional trainer is hired and you work diligently to curb your dog’s bad habits. You have spent lots and lots of money and hours trying to get your dog to respond to you and to others in a socially acceptable manner. Finally, you come to the conclusion that your dog’s behavior cannot be modified. What do you do, now? The first thing you should consider is to share your feelings with your trainer. A... Read more →


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New Most Wanted Terrorist | cnbnews.net

source FBI Liban Haji Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia, has been named to the FBI’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists, and a reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Mohamed is charged with providing material support and resources to al Qaeda and al Shabaab, a Somali-based terrorist organization. The FBI also announced today it is seeking information about another individual, Ghazi Nasr Al-Din, regarding fundraising efforts on behalf of the terrorist group Hizballah. Read more →


GUEST OPINION: How to Put Parents Back in Control of Their Child’s Education

By Senator Mike Lee/ Republican senator from Utah The Daily Signal A good primary and secondary education is the cornerstone of the American Dream: it prepares us for economic and personal success and facilitates our pursuit of happiness. But too often the history of America’s public school system has been a story of dashed hopes, deferred dreams, and unfulfilled promises. Hopes of parents—that the local school system would prepare their kids to climb higher than they ever could. Dreams of students—that their teachers would inspire and believe in them. And promises of policymakers—that more money would fix a fundamentally broken system. Millions of low-income families who are stuck in underperforming schools have no way out and no way to choose something better. These families are... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife

Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 19-25

NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Reminder for the week: Winter’s a good time to take a boating safety course, prepare for season DOVER (Jan. 30, 2015) – 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 Jan. 19-25 made 843 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 66 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 35 complaints and issued 10 citations, one of which was related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail, where there is an increased Fish &... Read more →


South Jersey Students Make Dean's List at Mount St. Mary's University

EMMITSBURG, MD (01/29/2015)(readMedia)-- Mount St. Mary's University is pleased to announce 556 students who earned dean's list honors for the fall 2014 semester. They Include: Gina Bossi of Haddontownship, NJ the daughter of Ms. Elisa Bailey Victoria Cocozza of Cinnaminson, NJ the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Cocozza Alexandria Donahue of Wall Township, NJ the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Donahue Lauren Fludina of Sewell, NJ the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Fludina Christopher Gabor of Woodbine, NJ the son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gabor Rachel Gavigan of Vineland, NJ the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Brian Gavigan Richard Grim of Haddon Township, NJ the son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Grim Rebekah Hardy of Predicktown, NJ the daughter of Mr.... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Execute Search Warrant...Cocaine, Cash and Vehicle Seized

Crime Report: January 30, 2015 1/22/2015 6:43 pmThe Patrol Division and Detective Bureau executed a search warrant on a vehicle and a residence in the 300 block of Ridgeway Street culminating an investigation into the distribution of cocaine. As a result, a quantity of cocaine, cash, and a vehicle were seized. David J. Weygand (36), the target of the investigation and resident of the 300 block of Ridgeway Street, was arrested without incident. He was charged with possession of CDS (cocaine), distribution of CDS, distribution within 1000’ of a school and distribution within 500’ of a public park. IN OTHER MATTERS, 2:47 amOfficers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Chestnut Avenue for a domestic dispute. No arrests were reported. 8:20 pmAnthony Bramble... Read more →


New 35 Mph Speed Limit Takes Effect On Somerdale Road

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP (January 29, 205)--The Gloucester Township Police Department and the Camden County Board of Freeholders partnered together to lower the speed limit on Somerdale Road from 40 mph to 35 mph. The new 35 mph speed limit signs are being installed on Thursday January 29th and take effect immediately. Variable message boards will also be in place notifying drivers of the speed limit change. Somerdale Road was previously designated as having a 35 mph speed limit within the Borough of Somerdale.The speed limit will now be consistant through mutliple jurisdictions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes. Speed is involved... Read more →


CAMDEN COUNTY PD ARREST WANTED FUGITIVE FOLLOWING FOOT CHASE

CAMDEN NJ (JANUARY 29, 2015)-- Camden County Police Sgt. Angel Nieves recognized a wanted fugitive while on patrol Tuesday and chased down the suspect who was caught hiding under a truck. Just after 2:15 p.m., Sgt. Nieves was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Mount Ephraim Avenue and Sheridan Street when he recognized Algie Harmon, 18, of Camden, a wanted fugitive for a robbery that occurred on Jan. 3. Sgt. Nieves ordered him to stop but Harmon ran, which lead to a foot chase down several blocks and alleyways. Officer Thomas Rambone assisted in the foot chase and on Maryland Street they found Harmon hiding under a truck. As officers were arresting Harmon, the suspect’s mother, Audrey Bookman, 52,... Read more →


Who will win the big game?

by Steve Donohue “Green” up for the big game! Sadly, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles will not be in the big game this year – again! But we can all be winners by conserving resources and saving money on game day and every other day. Last year 111.5 million viewers watched the game. If all these fans used WaterSense toilets(which use 1.28 gallons per flush, gpf, or less) instead of the old 3.5 gpf models we could save enough water to fill Lincoln Financial Field up to the Club Box level with just one flush! If you’re thirsty during the game you can drink bottled water at 50 cents or more each, or thanks to the Safe Drinking Water Act, your local utility, and other partners,... Read more →


NJ News Commons: The Internet Mocks Christie's PAC Acronym

January 30, 2015 LMFAO: THE INTERNET MOCKS CHRISTIE'S PAC ACRONYM Several twitter users realized that when you combine Leadership Matters For America, the name of Governor Christie's new PAC, with its web domain suffix (.org), you get the acronym LMFAO. Later, a group with ties to Hillary Clinton photoshopped the governor's face into a picture with LMFAO, the pop duo responsible for the theme song to The Jersey Shore, Christie's least favorite TV show. NO INDICTMENT FOR WILLIAM PATERSON STUDENTS ACCUSED OF RAPE A grand jury in Passaic County has decided not to indict a group of five students who were accused of raping and kidnapping another student on campus, reports The Record. The students have been cleared of all charges, but it remains unclear... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING Maryland NEWS: Preliminary Winter Turkey Season Results Released

January 28, 2015 Strutting by Lori R. Bramble Hunters reported taking 108 wild turkeys during Maryland’s inaugural winter turkey season that was open January 22-24 statewide. This season was established to provide hunters additional turkey hunting opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other hunting seasons. Turkeys were taken in 21 of the 23 counties, with Dorchester, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s and Worcester reporting the highest numbers. Eighty-nine percent were taken on private lands. Adult males comprised about 38 percent of the harvest with the remainder females and juvenile birds. Ninety-two percent were taken with a shotgun, but a handful of hunters used a cross- or vertical-bow to harvest their winter turkey. Turkey populations were very limited in Maryland until an extensive DNR program to trap... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Pride on Display During Maroon & Gold Exposition on January 31

By gostrum / 19 January 2015 / Join us in a celebration of Gloucester Catholic pride as Gloucester Catholic will sponsor a Maroon & Gold Exposition on Saturday, January 31, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. in which Ram students will display their talents in the arts, theatre and athletics. Come view beautiful art work displayed by Gloucester Catholic students, who are mentored by GC faculty member Mr. Dave Sipple. Art work will be on display in the St. Mary’s Building from 12 noon through 3 p.m. Students whose work will be displayed include Alexa Bonomo, Brendan Buckland, Sarah Coons, Nicole Gartland, Carly Fultano, Karly Guevara, Caitlyn Hill, Jurij Kokolskyj, Kaylee Kupiec, Jenna Leventis, Joe Listman, Gillian Macartney, MaryKate McGlinn-Palo, Ciarra Morgey, Aimee Orgera, Francesca... Read more →


HSI seeks public tips to help locate 10 human trafficking fugitives

WASHINGTON —U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the names and photographs of 10 fugitives wanted for human trafficking crimes, in the hope that tips from the public could lead to the identification and arrest of these individuals. “The Department of Homeland Security and ICE take the crime of human trafficking very seriously. We have invested countless investigative hours and victim support resources into more than 1,000 cases this past year alone,” said ICE Director, Sarah R. Saldaña. “Now we are asking you to assist us in bringing these fugitives to justice.” In fiscal year 2014, HSI identified more than 440 victims of human trafficking and arrested 1,770 perpetrators of this crime. HSI is a leading agency in the fight against... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: FLEETPRIDE ACQUIRES SITES IN NJ, PENNSYLVANIA, AND MARYLAND MARKETS

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced today that it has acquired the assets of six locations owned by Pardo's Truck Service Parts Warehouse, Inc. in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland markets. Pardo's will retain its Kearney, New Jersey, location and FleetPride will serve as a supplier to the location. "This acquisition is strategically important to FleetPride because it allows us to increase our locations rapidly in the northeastern U.S. market," said Kevin Peters, CEO of FleetPride. "Expanding our presence in the region is an important part of our national growth plan for 2015." "We're building our company to provide the right products to our customers at the right... Read more →


Riversharks Sign First Three Players for 2015 Season

Clark, Click Return to Riversharks; Costanzo Brings Veteran Infield Presence CAMDEN, N.J.: The Camden Riversharks have signed right-handed pitchers Zach Clark and Michael Click and infielder Mike Costanzo to contracts for the 2015 season, the team announced today. Clark and Click are returning members of the 2014 squad while Costanzo previously played with the team in 2010. The three players are the first to join the 2015 roster. Clark, 31, a Delaware native, will begin his second season with the Riversharks after starting seven games for the team in 2014, posting a 2-3 record and a 3.00 ERA. Prior to joining the Riversharks last season, Clark was a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization for eight seasons. Signed as an amateur free agent in 2006,... Read more →


Philly Happenings

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall. Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. Broad and Market Streets | DilworthPark.org | Facebook Park Features Rosa Blanca Café, M-Th: 7am-8pm; F: 7am-10pm; Sa: 11am-10pm; Su: 11am-7pm CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/cafe Rothman Institute Ice Rink, M-Th: 3-9pm; F: 3-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm Presidents' Day (February 16): 11am-9pm; Closing Day (February 22): 11am-8pm CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink February Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are weather permitting. CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/dilworth-park-events The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is open every day until February 22. There's less than a month left to skate in the shadow of historic City Hall seven days a week. Admission is $3 for children, ages 10 and under, and $4... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: CAMPBELL NAMED TO GLOBAL 100 MOST SUSTAINABLE CORPORATIONS IN THE WORLD LIST

CAMDEN, N.J.--Jan. 22, 2015-- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has been named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate Knights, a media, research and financial products company for the third year in a row. Campbell is one of 20 U.S. companies, and one of two U.S. food companies, included in the Global 100. The Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on five continents and inclusion in the top 100 puts Campbell in the top 2.2 percent of the 4,609 companies evaluated. “Campbell’s corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies areintegrated into every aspect of our business and culture,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility. “Having our performance and disclosure recognized by the Global 100 for a... Read more →


Distributor For Atlantic City 'Dirty Block' Gang Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

CAMDEN, N.J. - An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with Mykal Derry, a leader of the “Dirty Block” criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Aree Toulson, a/k/a “Beyah,” a/k/a “Beyeazz,” 26, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of public housing, 100 grams or more of heroin. Judge Irenas imposed the sentence... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Bishop Sullivan's message, "The unique fingerprints of the unborn"

by Bishop Dennis Sullivan Bishop of the Camden Diocese There is a large attractive billboard located on Route 130 South at the Brooklawn Circle. It looms over the road. Its colorful graphics are eye catching and its message riveting. It certainly did that for me and for my two companions as we recently drove past that intersection. It caught our attention. Ten baby fingers are displayed with this message: “I have unique fingerprints nine weeks from conception.” Think about it. Those unique and life-lasting human markings on the skin, fingerprints, are already in place at the ninth week of the life of a baby in the womb of his or her mother. Human fingerprints are absolutely individual; no two sets of fingerprints among the entire... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING PENNSYLVANIA NEWS

English: Hunting camp on Schoodic Lake, Maine; from a c. 1905 postcard published by the Hugh C. Leighton Company, Portland, Maine. (Bangor & Aroostook Railroad series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) RELEASED JANUARY 27, 2015 NO MINIMUM AGE PLACED ON MENTORED YOUTH HUNTERS All could continue to hunt deer and turkey, but only those 7 and older would be issued harvest tags. There still is no minimum age to participate in Pennsylvania’s Mentored Youth Hunting Program. And there is no minimum age for Mentored Youth to hunt deer and turkey. However, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a measure that would require any antlered deer or turkey harvested by a Mentored Youth hunter younger than 7 to be taken with valid harvest... Read more →


Elizabeth Ann Keenan, age 72, of Gloucester City

On January 28, 2015. Age 72. Of Gloucester City. (nee Freidel) Cherished daughter of the late George and Margaret Freidel. Survived by her loving children, Charles P. Keenan (Audrey), Janice Keenan (Richard Sr.) and Stephanie Hevey (Jerry) and their father Charles M. Keenan. Cherished grandmother of Richard Seiverd, Jr., Charmaine Seiverd, Shana Keenan, Charles P. Keenan, Jr., Meghan Hevey and Katelyn Hevey. Cherished great-grandmother of Giavonna, Joshua, Devin, Kyle, Layla, Mariah and Ashton. Dear sister of Peggy Whitman (John) and the late Thomas Freidel (surviving Elaine). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 28, 1942, Betty was raised in National Park and Gloucester City. She was a graduate of Woodbury High School and worked many years at Acme in... Read more →


Marion “Peg” E. Clayton age 81, of Gloucester City

On January 27, 2015. Age 81. Of Gloucester City. (nee Helms) Daughter of the late Ira and Laura Helms. Survived by her sons Harry, Thomas and Jay Clayton; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her 3 siblings. Funeral services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Marion E. Clayton. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Phone: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Obituary: Stella M. Giglio (nee Michalski), of Bellmawr age 84

Stella M. Giglio (nee Michalski), on January 28, 2015, of Bellmawr. Age 84. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Giglio. Devoted mother of Joseph M. Giglio (Sally), Deborah Rosen (Rodney), Anthony C. Giglio (Anne), and Christina Cribbin (Dave). Loving grandmom of Christopher, Heidi, Kristy, Taylor, Devon, and Morgan and great grandmom of CJ. Dear sister of the late Stanley, Anthony, and Jean. There will be a visitation from 6pm to 8pm Friday evening at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Memorial service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or MANNA, 2323 Ranstead... Read more →


NJ News Commons: Weekly Roundup

January 29, 2015 Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. CHERRY HILL STING SHINES LOCAL LIGHT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING Cherry Hill officials are wrapping up their second human trafficking case in two years, reports Matt Skoufalos of NJ Pen. Police arrested Javaan J. Hall on charges of human trafficking after a successful sting operation at a local hotel. A CONVERSATION ABOUT PARKING ETIQUETTE IN THE SNOW Have you ever broken your back to shovel out your parking space after a snowstorm, only to have your neighbor park their car in your spot moments after you leave? Paul Goldfinger of Blogfinger gives us a glimps of an ongoing discussion on parking... Read more →


Tenants Displaced in Massive N.J. Fire Sue Developer

By CHRIS FRY DISPLAYED HERE WITH PERMISSION http://www.courthousenews.com HACKENSACK, N.J. (CN) - Tenants displaced from last week's massive residential apartment fire along the Hudson River in Edgewater, N.J., claim in court that the lack of sprinklers in attics of their complex and use of lightweight wood construction "may have accelerated the spread of the fire." The class action against Avalon Bay Communities in Bergen County Superior Court comes just days after a Jan. 21 fire burned to the ground the 408-unit luxury housing complex known as Avalon Bay at Edgewater, constructed in 2002. Citing New York Times coverage of the fire, the residents say maintenance workers sparked the fire while using a blowtorch in the basement of the complex to fix a plumbing issue. The... Read more →


Nifty Fifty’s Accountant Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme

William J. Frio, 58, of Springfield Township, pleaded guilty today to his role in a tax evasion scheme involving the Nifty Fifty’s restaurant chain. Frio pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit tax evasion. Frio is the sixth defendant to plead guilty in the long-running scheme to avoid paying millions of dollars in personal and employment taxes, by failing to properly account for more than $15 million in gross receipts, thereby evading federal taxes of over $2.28 million. Frio also pleaded guilty to filing his own false tax returns, aggravated structuring of financial transactions, and loan fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Mary McLaughlin scheduled a sentencing hearing for April 29, 2015. Frio, an accountant and income tax preparer who provided services to the Nifty Fifty’s organization... Read more →


Civil Rights Pioneer CJ Walker to be Portrayed at South County Library

African American History VOOREES, NJ – January 28, 2015 – The South County Branch of the Camden County Library System will host a live performance, Madame CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman”, presented by the American Historical Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Walker was a 19th Century entrepreneur and an early civil rights advocate. She revolutionized the hair care and cosmetics industry, becoming America’s first, female, self-made millionaire. As a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, she was instrumental in its efforts to make lynching a federal crime. Walker was recognized by the National Association of Colored Women for her contributions to save the home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. She donated regularly to the NAACP, the YMCA and to black... Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES: City Preparing for Layoffs; PBA Local 40 Wins; Paff Files OPRA for City Records

Sunday, March 08, 2009 TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY William E. Cleary Sr. A source told me recently that Mayor and Council have requested all departments to put together a list of names of three people with the less seniority. The list is being formulated in case it is necessary to make cutbacks in the City's workforce because of the lack of money. According to my source department heads have passed the request down to the individual union leaders for the fire, police, highway, and water employees. Officer William Johnson Jr. , president of PBA Local 40 was asked to clear up some of the rumors surrounding the grievances filed by the union. "We have filed over 13 grievances in the past year and a half.... Read more →


MERCHANTVILLE BANK ROBBERY

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Merchantville Police Chief Wayne Bauer are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a bank Wednesday. The suspect entered the PNC Bank located at 26 West Maple Avenue in Merchantville and passed a demand note to a teller around 1:40 p.m. The robber did not display a weapon. He fled through the back of the bank and ran east on West Maple Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white adult male standing about 5-foot-9 with a thin build. He is believed to have brown eyes and black and gray stubble. He was wearing a black cap with a small brim, a three-quarter length navy jacket, blue jeans, white... Read more →


CIA Officials Convicted of Disclosing National Defense Information

A former CIA officer was convicted today by a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, of illegally disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice. Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director James B. Comey, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia and made the announcement. “This is a just and appropriate outcome,” said Attorney General Holder. “The defendant’s unauthorized disclosures of classified information compromised operations undertaken in defense of America’s national security. The disclosures placed lives at risk. And they constituted an egregious breach of the public trust by someone who had sworn to uphold it. As this verdict proves, it is possible to fully prosecute unauthorized disclosures that inflict harm... Read more →


A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS : The Story of a Boy Called Super Landon | cnbnews.net

Trooper Andrew Silipino and Landon Sheppard (photo provided by NJ State Police) SOURCE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE It started with a random act of kindness. For Trooper Andrew Silipino, it was the least he could do. A friend asked him if he would visit her grandson. She explained that he loves the police and that he would like to be an officer one day. So last July, Trooper Silipino stopped at 4-year-old Landon Sheppard’s house to pay him a visit. He let him sit in the patrol car, work the lights and sirens, and talk on the PA. Landon was thrilled and so was his family. The Sheppard family was touched by the trooper’s visit, and they thought that that was the end of their... Read more →


RESTORATION OF FISHERMAN'S WALKWAY AT ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK COMPLETED

SANDY-RAVAGED BOARDWALK ALLOWS FOR BEACH WHEEL-CHAIR AND FISHING ACCESS (15/P11) TRENTON - Fisherman's Walkway, a popular and functional surf fishing access point at Island Beach State Park that was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, has been fully restored and is now reopened, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Approximately 1,000 feet of wooden walkway, measuring about eight feet in width, has been constructed starting from Parking Area 7, providing fishing access for persons with disabilities and other anglers on foot who prefer more mobility in transporting their fishing equipment from the parking area to the ocean. "The restoration of Fisherman's Walkway will help make non-motor vehicle fishing access much easier for all of our visitors," Commissioner Martin said. "We have seen incredible... Read more →


Gordons Pond Winter Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

LEWES (Jan. 28, 2015) – The public is invited to Cape Henlopen State Park to experience its newest trail. Park naturalists will host a winter hike along the Gordons Pond Trail on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. Visitors will explore the coastal habitat and look for winter birds and other wildlife. This free program meets at the Seaside Nature Center and is intended for ages 10 and up with an adult. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at 302-645-6852. The Seaside Nature Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Borrow-A-Bike program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the Nature Center is open, weather permitting. More information about programs offered... Read more →


Human Trafficking Ring Dismantled

Case Highlights FBI’s Commitment to Anti-Trafficking Efforts 01/27/15 The young Ukrainian men and women—many of them out of work and with few prospects—were promised good-paying jobs in the United States. But instead of living the American dream, they were thrust into a nightmare of violence, threats, and forced servitude. For years, five brothers who ran a human trafficking organization victimized dozens of unwitting Ukrainians, underscoring the reality that modern-day slavery exists in the United States and around the world—and requires a strong response by governments and law enforcement. In recognition of that fact, and to speak out for the victims, January has been declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by the U.S. government. Human trafficking can take many forms, from forced servitude to... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: NEST INTERNATIONAL by Smartceo.com as a Future 50 company

Gloucester City, NJ--Smartceo.com has announced the 2015 recipients of the Future 50 Bob Almond, CEO of NEST International Award for the Philadelphia Region. Bob Almond, CEO of NEST International, was named to this exclusive list. Started in 2011, this award recognizes CEOs and companies truly making an economic and cultural impact to the region and its employees. The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 fast-growth, mid-sized companies in the region, five large Blue Chip companies and five small Emerging Growth companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners are chosen based on a three-year average of... Read more →


Miss America 2015 Kicks Hunger with the Taste of the NFL

This weekend Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev heads to Phoenix to attend various events on behalf of the Taste of NFL, a non-profit organization dedicated to kicking hunger in America. Kira kicks off her support Thursday with a stop at the NFL Media Center to talk with various media outlets. During Friday afternoon, she'll visit the Community Kitchen program at St. Mary's Food Bank with TNFL players and chefs, Cake Boss's Joey Faugno and Mauro Castano, and Bizarre Foods' Andrew Zimmern for a special thank you presentation to St. Mary's students and volunteers. Later in the evening, Kira will attend the Friday Night Huddle and a special guest reception for sponsors, pro athletes, chefs and celebrity guests. On Saturday, Kira will join the TNFL for... Read more →