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February 2015


Competitors statewide converge on State College March 13. The field has been set for Pennsylvania’s statewide student archery tournament to be held March 13 in State College. More than 850 competitors have registered for the 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament, hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission Game Commission Shooting Sports Outreach Coordinator Todd Holmes said there’s plenty of reason to get excited about this year’s tournament. “The preparation for this event started almost a year ago at the conclusion of last... Read more →

Three Indicted for Allegedly Stealing More Than $700,000 in Counterfeit Check Scheme

view indictment TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that three people were indicted today on first-degree charges of conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly stealing $700,000 from various banks through a counterfeit check scheme.The Division of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau obtained a seven-count state grand jury indictment charging the following defendants with first-degree conspiracy, two counts of first-degree money laundering, second-degree theft by deception, and third-degree forgery: Harold Stephens, 31, of Elizabeth, Michael Caldwell, 39, of Irvington, and Janilyn Roman, 31, of... Read more →

CNB Crime: Mount Ephraim and Kaighn Avenues Taxi Robbery, SEE VIDEO OF SUSPECTS

x (Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating the robbery of a taxi driver and is asking for help from the public to identify four suspects caught on surveillance video. The robbery occurred on Feb. 16 around 12:45 a.m. at the corner of Mount Ephraim and Kaighns avenues where the four suspects were dropped off by a taxi. As the suspects exited the taxi, one of them assaulted the driver while another took a cell phone from him before all four fled... Read more →

Johnny Gaudreau to Be Honored on March 2; Rams Alumni Invited to Special Ceremony!

JOHNNY HOCKEY: NUMBER: 13 HEIGHT: 5' 9" WEIGHT: 150 SHOOTS: LEFT BORN: 13 AUG 1993 (AGE 21) BIRTHPLACE: SALEM, NJ, SOURCE WIKIPEDIA By gostrum / 23 February 2015 / GLOUCESTER CITY – Former Gloucester Catholic hockey star Johnny Gaudreau, now an all-star rookie with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, will have quite a homecoming when the Flames visit the Philadelphia Flyers in March — and GC alumni are invited to be part of a special event! Gaudreau will have his Gloucester Catholic... Read more →

Raptors' Brooks pre-season All-America

CAMDEN, N.J. – During the 2014 baseball season, Rutgers University-Camden freshman designated hitter Joe Brooks (Blackwood, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) had one of the finest years of any player in program history. That season has catapulted Brooks to a berth on the 2015 D3baseball.com Pre-season All-America First Team. Brooks is the only sophomore listed on either of the First and Second Teams. The only other two sophomore Pre-Season All-Americans named by D3baseball.com are listed on the Third Team. Brooks' latest honor isn't surprising after his stellar freshman... Read more →

Trooper Rescues Animals from Burning Barn

Here's an ‪#‎attaboy‬ for Trooper James McKay of Woodstown Station. Trooper McKay responded to a structure fire in Alloway Township on Friday, February 20. When he arrived at the location, he discovered a burning barn. As he approached, he heard animals inside screaming and yelping. After attempts to open windows to ventilate the barn, he broke through the door with the assistance of neighbors. Knowing that the animals were trapped inside, Trooper McKay entered the smoke-filled structure and was able successfully rescue them. Outstanding job... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Resource Guarding (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson cnbnews.net Resource guarding is defined as the vigilant behavior (the guarding) surrounding an object (the resource) or person. Many dogs will growl or snap at any animal (humans included) that gets too close to a valued object. Sometimes, the resource the dog is guarding is ‘his’ human. To prevent a dog’s behavior from getting out of control, you must firmly establish the hierarchy of the pack. Your dog’s ‘pack’ includes any human or animal that lives in your home. Let your dog... Read more →

Thermoseal Honored by DOD for Support of Employees Serving in the Army Reserve

Thermoseal Industries honored by the Department of Defense office, EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF THE GUARD AND RESERVE (ESGR) for their patriotic support of an employee serving in the Army Reserves. Pictured left to right are: Lisa Chubb, Vice President, Director of Operations Dan Nichols, Sgt. Justin Rebura Maintenance Supervisor, Earl (Buddy) Graber, Facilities and Equipment Superintendent; CEO Rick Chubb, ESGR Public Affairs Representative Donna Clementoni. (photo provided) Gloucester City, N.J– New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced... Read more →

Bayshore Communities Recovery Committee Reviews 26-project Recovery Plan

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 the Bayshore Communities Recovery Committee will present a full assessment of the ambitious, 26-project Recovery Plan introduced in the winter of 2014. The event will be held at Cumberland County College in the Luciano Conference Center from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and will include presentations from the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, the American Littoral Society, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, the International Economic Development Council and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Local, state and federal legislative leaders have also... Read more →

We've Got a Budget Proposal. Now What?

FEBRUARY 26, 2015--In Tuesday's high-profile budget address, the governor was supposed to outline his budget priorities for the coming year. Instead, he devoted his entire speech to public-employee pensions and health benefits. Yes, this is a crucial challenge for New Jersey. But with the state on the brink of financial collapse, it is not the only or most immediate problem - not by a long shot. NJPP will have more detailed analysis on the spending plan in the coming weeks. (In particular, we hope you'll... Read more →

State Troopers to Set Up Sobriety Checkpoint on Garden State Parkway

West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Troop “D” Traffic Office, in an effort to reduce crashes attributed to driving while intoxicated, will set up a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Vehicles traveling on the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County may be stopped between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Are we losing the element of surprise by sending out this message ahead of time? Maybe, but people who choose to drive after drinking already know... Read more →

Understanding Lent, With a Little Help from George

By Nancy Hickman When I became a case manager with Catholic Charities’ regional office in Atlantic City 14 years ago, one of the first people to touch my life was George. He’s at our office every few weeks. Usually he needs help filling out forms or understanding various social services. He’s 76 years old and can barely read. To be honest, he can be tiring at times. But George is a gentle soul. He has always paid his own way, doing odd jobs to stay... Read more →

Home Invasion Suspect Robert J. Bilhardt, 26 Charged with Attempted Murder of 92-Year-Old Man

ATLANTIC COUNTY February 24, 2015— An Egg Harbor Township man was indicted last week for attempted murder and 9 additional criminal counts, in connection with a home invasion robbery committed against a 92-year-old man EHT man in 2013, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Robert J. Bilhardt, 26, of the Tower East Mobile Home Park, Tremont Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, ten (10) criminal counts in connection with the December 2013 home invasion robbery of... Read more →

Brandywine Zoo to open March 7 featuring Star Wars “invasion” and new Tamarin exhibit

photo courtesy of the Brandywine Zoo WILMINGTON (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Brandywine Zoo, which opens for the spring photo courtesy of the Brandywine Zoo season on Saturday, March 7, will welcome Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and other Star Wars characters from the popular science fiction adventure movies (on March 7) for a two-part event for Star Wars fans: “Breakfast with the Empire” and Star Wars Day – including the popular public photo event from noon until 3p.m. Last year, most visitors came to the... Read more →

Holocaust and Genocide Education announces spring events

Morristown, NJ – The College of Saint Elizabeth has changed the name Holocaust Education Resource Center to the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education to reflect the increasing number of educational programs that the College of Saint Elizabeth offers. The Center is offering several events from March through May that are free and open to the public. Some will provide professional development hours for teachers. In a collaboration with the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, a screening of Farewell Herr Schwartz will take place on... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Local Firm Honored by PA Senate As Leaders in Nat'l Corp Travel

GTI Travel, Inc., a local company, has been honored by the Senate of Pennsylvania. SAFE TRAVEL HONORS: GTI Travel Corp., 111 Township Line Road, Jenkintown, Pa., was commended by the Pennsylvania Senate recently for marking the firms coming 50th anniversary, and specifically for "coordinating safe travel for tens of thousands of American business men and women to destinations throughout the world". Pictured is Melissa E. Ostroff, Communications Director to Senator Art Haywood, and Michael Kabo, CEO, GTI Travel The firm, with headquarters at 111 Township... Read more →

Willingboro Township Police Dept. Announce the Death of Retired Lt. Gershom Bennett

The Willingboro Township Police Department regrets to announce the passing of Lt. Gershom Bennett (Ret.). Lt. Bennett passed away on February 20th, 2015 at Virtua Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ. Lt. Bennett was the 11th officer hired by the Department in June of 1960. He rose through the ranks and retired as a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division in December of 1988. He was a founding member of the Police Athletic League as well as a life member of the Willingboro Emergency Squad. Gersh is... Read more →

A Very Funny High School Reunion Video: You Have to Watch | cnbnews.net

x Patsy Cline – She’s Got You A funny and very well done Lip Sync at a high school reunion to “She’s Got You” by Patsy Cline. I’m sure she was the hit of her high school reunion as it is a very entertaining performance. If you enjoyed this video you might also like to watch The Best of Times. Get the Video of the Day email for Free Daily Entertainment. BIG GEEK DADDY Read more →

Supreme Court Insurance Subsidies Decision Could Trigger Price Spikes

By Julie Appleby February 26, 2015 Making health insurance available and affordable to millions of people who buy their own coverage was a key goal for backers of the federal health law known as Obamacare. But if the Supreme Court strikes down the insurance subsidies of millions of Americans who rely on the federal insurance marketplace, it could leave many worse off than they were before the law took effect, say experts. “The doomsday scenario could materialize and it does impact everyone” — those getting... Read more →

2015 House of Charity Begins

Last year, the Diocese of Camden’s House of Charity-Bishop’s Annual Appeal exceeded its goal. Money raised from the appeal provides for health, social, spiritual and welfare services for needy people in the six southern counties of New Jersey. The diocese’s Office of Development raised $7,269,240.93 for the 2014 Campaign (as of Feb. 11, 2015) from parishes, individual donors and organizations, with the highest amount raised and collected since 2008, and the highest average gift in appeal history. Remarking that he was “delighted” in the House... Read more →

Gloucester County Woman Indicted for Stealing Elderly Cousin’s Nursing Home Fund

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced that a 79-year-old woman was indicted today for allegedly stealing approximately $214,000 from an account she managed on behalf of her elderly cousin, using the stolen funds to purchase lottery tickets, most of which were scratch-offs, instead of paying her relative’s nursing home bill.Doris Litle, of Deptford, was charged by the state grand jury with second-degree theft by deception and third-degree Medicaid fraud. OIFP is alleging that... Read more →

Kutztown University Announces Degrees

KUTZTOWN, PA (02/24/2015)(readMedia)-- Kutztown University has conferred degrees on more than 750 students during the summer, fall and winter terms. Kutztown University announces degree conferment twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish their requirements for graduation throughout the entire year. Students who have requested privacy (FERPA) are not listed publicly. The following students have been awarded degrees since the summer 2014 announcement. Danielle A Calogero of Cherry Hill (08034.... Read more →

$3 Million Reward Offered for International Cyber Criminal

(CNBNEWS.NET)February 24, 2015--Today in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department, the Department of Justice, and the FBI announced a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, currently one of the FBI’s most wanted—and most prolific—cyber criminals, for his alleged involvement in a major cyber racketeering enterprise. The reward is being offered under the auspices of the State Department’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program, established by Congress in 2013 as a tool to assist the... Read more →

COMMENTARY: Gov. Christie plays offense on New Jersey pension reforms

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Backed into a fiscal corner, a defiant Gov. Chris Christie went on the offensive by proposing an ambitious reform to freeze existing New Jersey state pensions, create new replacement plans and eventually turn over control of the retirement system to labor unions of public workers. “We don’t need any court to tell us we have a serious problem,”declared Christie in his annual budget address Tuesday, one day after a judge ruled the governor unlawfully chopped $1.57 billionfrom this... Read more →


x Homemade Ice Melt If you are looking for an easy way to make your own ice melt then this simple recipe for homemade ice melt just might get the job done. These reporters from WYFF News 4 demonstrate how using just three simple ingredients you can make your own ice melt. The three ingredients are a 1/2 gallon of lukewarm water, six drops of dish washing detergent, and One ounce of rubbing alcohol mixed together. I would imagine because of the rubbing alcohol the... Read more →


Spreading feed can spread disease. The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants to remind people living in and visiting the elk range that feeding elk is illegal. Each year, Wildlife Conservation Officers encounter individuals illegally feeding elk. In most cases, they believe feeding the elk will help them, and don’t realize their actions could harm the elk or even kill them. Artificial feeding of elk can lead to rumen acidosis, which is a known source of mortality in wild elk. Elk are ruminants, or cud-chewers. And their... Read more →

Gloucester City Little League Sign-Ups on Saturday in February | cnbnews

**IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT SIGN UPS** Sign-ups will take place at the Batting Facility at the Little League Complex (Johnson Blvd. and Nicholson Rd.) on Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon during the month of February. Sign-ups will also take place at the Batting Facility at the Little League Complex (Johnson Blvd. and Nicholson Rd.) on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm prior to our weekly meeting. Arrive early on Wednesday nights as the league meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. and I would like not to disrupt... Read more →

Area Students Named to Dean's and Honors Lists at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus

MADISON, NJ (02/23/2015)(readMedia)-- Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ have been named to the Dean's and Honors Lists for the Fall 2014 semester. James Frisby of Cherry Hill, NJ has been named to the Dean's list. Heather Richardson of Audubon, NJ has been named to the Dean's list. Caroline Coriell of Moorestown, NJ has been named to the Dean's list. Alexis Banner of Voorhees, NJ has been named to the Dean's list. Cassandra Garrigan of Wall, NJ has been named... Read more →

$3 million marijuana bust leads to discovery of sophisticated smuggling tunnel

February 25, 2015 NACO, Ariz. — Federal agents continue to investigate Tuesday morning’s discovery of a sophisticated cross-border drug tunnel uncovered overnight in Naco, following a traffic stop by local police that yielded more than two tons of marijuana. The investigation began late Monday after special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations received a tip regarding the movement of a possible marijuana load in the Bisbee area. HSI alerted Bisbee Police Department (BPD) officers, who pulled over a box truck... Read more →

Just Sayin': Enjoy the Ride (cnbnews.net)

CNBNews.net February 26, 2015--Since I’m going to be 64 years old in a few days I decided to purchase an item every middle-aged, uninsured female should have. I bought a unicycle. It’s a really jazzy-looking thing that I put together in just under 86 hours. It came with a kickstand (so named, obviously, since I kicked it several times during the assembly process) and instructions written in an obscure, Mandarin dialect—“You take wheel, you turn screw…” When I realized that the tire needed air I... Read more →


February 26, 2015 Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. CLIFFVIEW PILOT LINKS MAYWOOD HOLDUP TO ONE IN TOMS RIVER When police nabbed the suspect in a Maywood bank robbery earlier this week, Jerry DeMarco of Cliffview Pilot did a quick search of other recent bank heists -- and recognized the suspect from surveillance photos of a bank robbery in Toms River in early February. That was news, he says,... Read more →

Obituary: Josephine Graves of Gloucester City

On February 24, 2015 (nee Farley) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 81. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman L. Graves, Sr., loving mother of Lenny (Wendy), Norman Jr., Steve (Joyce), Bobby (Julie) , and Gary Graves, Terry Mann (Johnny), and Joanne Schlosser (John). She is also survived by her brother Charles Farley (Peg), 27 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY,... Read more →


(CNBNews)WOODBURY NJ February 25, 2015--Behavioral scientists say empathy is one of the last characteristics to develop in the brains of most young people. But for some, it appears early, as a “Random Acts of Kindness” recognition program of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has discovered. The Gloucester County Community Partnership, an anti-crime group formed by Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton, has honored teenagers who have befriended a student who was being ridiculed for a speech impediment, helped a student with multiple sclerosis get to classes and... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Spring 2015 Trout Stocking Plans

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces spring 2015 trout stocking plans for downstate ponds Trout anglers encouraged to check requirements before fishing DOVER (Feb. 25, 2015) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced that its spring 2015 downstate trout season will begin Saturday, March 7 with the opening of two downstate ponds stocked with rainbow trout. On that date, Tidbury Pond near Dover in Kent County and Newton Pond outside of Greenwood in Sussex County will open for trout fishing beginning... Read more →

Monthly Guppy Club programs for preschoolers at Cape Henlopen State Park

LEWES (Feb. 24, 2015) – Children 3 to 5 years old are invited to Cape Henlopen State Park to take part in the Guppy Club program, where they can discover secrets of nature through activities, games, crafts and outdoor adventures. The Guppy Club meets once a month and features various topics. Next month, on Thursday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m., participants can learn about birds and their feathers. The Guppy Club meets at the park’s Seaside Nature Center and costs $3 per child. Children must... Read more →