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March 2015

Cooper Learning Center Receives Grant for Services in the Brooklawn School District

Alice Costello School Brooklawn NJ (file photo) press release Dr, Richard Selznick, Director of the Cooper Learning Center, a part of the Cooper University Hospital, has announced that the Learning Center, in cooperation with the Brooklawn Public School District, has received a grant of $10,000 from the Stan McKee Reading Foundation. This funding will be used to provide supplemental assessment and intervention for Brooklawn students who show signs of mild, moderate, and severe dyslexia/reading disability. The Stan McKee Reading Foundation was established by Penny McKee, a former first grade teacher and mother of two, in honor of her father, who was a elementary principal for more than forty years and a education/literacy professor. The mission of the Stan McKee Reading Foundation (SMRF) is to raise funds to support dyslexic children from needy families. It is the hope of SMRF that by providing students with specialized dyslexia tutors, a child’s life... Read more →


March 31, 2015 CHRISTIE SAYS HE SUPPORTS BANNING ABORTIONS AT 20 WEEKS Governor Christie has joined the ranks of the other 13 Republican presidential candidates who have publicly announced their support for a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, reports The announcement came shortly after a national anti-abortion group called him out for being the only 2016 GOP contender not to take a position on the issue. RUTGERS, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON REPORT CYBERATTACKS Cyberattacks took down Internet connectivity and intercampus communications at Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson over the weekend, highlighting the risks that institutions face as they increase their reliance on online education, reports The Record. AP: SEN. MENENDEZ'S DOCTOR FRIEND TO BE CHARGED SOON The Associated Press says federal prosecutors are moving toward charging Dr. Salomon Melgen for his dealings with Senator Bob Menendez, according to a source close to the Justice Department investigation. The investigation... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Participating in UDrive, UText, UPay Campaign

The Gloucester Township Police Department will be participating in the statewide 2015 “UDrive, UText, UPay” distracted driving enforcement campaign. This campaign takes place between April 1st and April 21st, 2015. As part of the initiative, the department was awarded a $5,000 grant by New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The grant will be used to conduct high visibility patrols targeting motorist who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. This statewide campaign is part of a national effort to raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. April has also been designated as National Distracted Driver awareness month. In 2012, 3328 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. For additional information on the dangers of distracted driving, visit Related articles... Read more →

Widener Honors Standout Business Students

CHESTER, PA (03/30/2015)(readMedia)-- The Widener University School of Business Administration recently recognized 21 of its standout students with awards during its annual banquet held March 26 at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack. The following area students received awards: Eric Bihlear of Tabernacle (08088), N.J., was presented with the Outstanding Finance Student and Outstanding International Business Student awards; Joseph Anthony Santone of Blackwood (08012), N.J., was presented with the Outstanding Junior Accounting Student and Becker CPA Review Course awards; Michele Hanley of Vineland (08360), N.J., was presented with the Pi Sigma Epsilon Award for Outstanding Service; Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and... Read more →

Carmen Palmiero Basketball League:


FOR MORE PHOTOS GO HERE GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--For the 3rd straight year, the Future Stars of the kindergarten division of the Carmen Palmiero Basketball League ( CPBL), Gloucester City, were able to defeat the parents in the annual Graduation Game. The parents were able to keep it close this year but the Future Stars pulled away at the end to keep their streak alive! Members of the Future Stars meet at center court to celebrate their win Members of the Future Stars are all smiles after a successful season (photos provided) FOR MORE PHOTOS GO HERE Read more →

Roberta Bankston-Leconey Awarded Regional Paraprofessional of the Year

Garfield Park Academy Educator Willingboro, NJ – Garfield Park Academy, a private school serving students with disabilities, has announced that Roberta Bankston-Leconey was recently recognized as regional Paraprofessional of the Year by ASAH, a statewide association of private schools serving students in need of special education. Bankston-Leconey has been with Garfield Park Academy for more than a decade. She began her career as a one-to-one instructional aide and is now the lead facilitator in her classroom. She is a mentor and has earned the respect of her colleagues and the administration. “Roberta is a caring, dedicated and long standing member of the GPA family. She is a team player and is always supportive of the rules and expectations that have been developed by the teacher in the room,” said Dr. Steven Morse, Superintendent of Garfield Park Academy. As a para-professional at Garfield Park Academy, Bankston-Leconey uses the Teaching Family Model... Read more →

39 Tons of Tires Collected in One Day by Delaware's Scrap Tire Management Program

Recent DNREC scrap tire recycling drop-off day in Georgetown collects almost 39 tons of tires DOVER (March 30, 2015) – Delaware’s Scrap Tire Management Program, administered through DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, recently sponsored its 14th scrap tire drop-off day in the state and netted 38.81 tons of old and disused tires for recycling. The March 21 event in Georgetown removed some 3,100 scrap tires from the state’s landscape where they lay as potential health and environmental hazards. The drop-off days provide Delaware residents with an opportunity to recycle scrap tires while helping to reduce the environmental and health hazards associated with piles of scrap tires in communities. The program is funded by a fee of $2 per tire on the sale of new tires in the state. The fee is diverted to the Scrap Tire Management Fund, a matching fund and program created to clean up longstanding... Read more →

NJPP Moves the Needle on Transparency & Accountability in Trenton

NEW JERSEY POLICY PERSPECTIVE RELEASE Transparency and accountability for the state's fiscal and economic policy. Here's the quick rundown: Fixing Corporate Tax Subsidy Reporting NJPP has been an outspoken leader in calling for the state to report on the outcomes of corporate tax breaks. Last week, these efforts bore fruit: Lawmakers sent a bill to the governor's desk that could - finally - lead New Jersey to start publicly reporting on details such as how much companies received in tax credits, how many jobs they produced, what those jobs paid and more. The governor should swiftly sign this common-sense legislation to better inform the policy debate over this single-minded economic growth strategy. For more, check out NJPP's Sunday Star-Ledger op-ed, our backgrounder on the legislation and news coverage in the Bergen Record. Improving the Budget Process In 2014, NJPP and our partners brought to light a disturbing fact: New Jersey... Read more →

Cumberland County Fair Board makes 2015 announcements |

press release Millville, NJ The Cumberland County Fair Association recently elected Terry Pangburn, President, Don Schultz, Vice-President, Lisa Pangburn, Treasurer and Karen LaValle, Secretary to lead the Cumberland County Fair Board for 2015. This group of directors along with its fair board members, friends of the fair and volunteers are promising to bring a bigger and better fair this July 7-12th, 2015. The first Cumberland County Fair was held in 1695 and it is the oldest County Fair in New Jersey. The first fair at the Millville location was held in 1968 and 47 years later we are still going strong celebrating life around farming, family and traditions. Events from previous years will be featured again, including the demolition derby, truck pulls, amusement rides, pig races, women’s skillet toss, pie eating contests, games, Battle of the Bands, 4-H activities, Horse Shows, Hayrides, live entertainment, great food, 4-H BBQ, Classic Cars... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: No Need to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery, Study Shows

Newswise — Las Vegas, NV – Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. “Our study compared results for 170 patients who received rotator cuff surgery with 25 who underwent an additional glenohumeral joint capsule release procedure to relieve stiffness at the time of surgery,” commented Jordan McGrath, lead author from St. George Hospital in Sydney, Australia. “Both groups reported significant improvements in range of motion, pain, and function after surgery.” A glenohumeral joint capsule release involves arthroscopically manipulating a patient’s shoulder under anesthesia. “Physicians may be inclined to postpone surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness,” commented McGrath, “but our research suggests that may not be the best treatment approach.” The group receiving both procedures also saw no re-tear of the shoulder two years post-op, as compared to 20%... Read more →


Trial for Suspect Charged in a Vicious Hammer Attack on a Gloucester City Man, Begins Wed.

CNBNEWS UPDATE APRIL 2, 2015: The trial has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Criminal Justice Center Courthouse, 1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia in Room 701. It is scheduled to begin at 9AM. Hearing the case will be Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Sean Kennedy. Presenting the case for the prosecution will be Assistant District Attorney Kristen Stretz. Allan J. Sagot, of Philadelphia, is representing Maybin. Sagot replaced Maybin’s public defender. The Defense has requested a waiver of jury trial. *As such Judge Kennedy will try the case and shall determine all questions of law and fact and render a verdict which shall have the same force and effect as a verdict of a jury. A verdict shall be rendered in all non-jury cases within 7 days after the trial. ++++++++++ CNBNEWS UPDATE MARCH 31, 2015: The Woods family was notified at 4pm today by the... Read more →

OP-ED: Hysteria And Duplicity Over Indiana Law

CATHOLIC LEAGUE March 30, 2015 Bill Donohue comments on reaction to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA): The federal RFRA was passed in 1993, and since that time thirty states have adopted their own RFRA, or a variation of it. These laws have not engendered a single act of discrimination against any American, yet when Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed his own state's law protecting religious liberty, critics went berserk. "Bill Allows Businesses to Reject Gay Customers" said CNN. ABC-host George Stephanopolous sounded the same alarms, and pointedly refused to ask Pence about the law's positive impact on religious liberty. Similarly, at today's press conference, Indiana's top two lawmakers were asked many questions about gays, but not religious rights. Former NBA star Charles Barkley is urging a boycott of Indiana. GenCon, the gaming company, is threatening to leave Indiana, and Angie's List is putting its planned campus expansion project in... Read more →

Gloucester City PD Crime Report: Officers Arrest Burglar Hiding in a Bathroom

David E. Johnson (photo provided) source press release GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester City Police on March 25 responded to a business in the 100 block of N. King Street for a burglar alarm activation. Upon arrival, the officers found a rear door open and a window broken. A search of the business located the suspect hiding in a bathroom. David E. Johnson (56), a resident of Camden, was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal mischief. He was later remanded to Camden County Jail after failing to post bail. In other matters, 3/21/2015 2:59 am Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Ridgeway Street for a domestic dispute. No arrests were reported. 4:22 am Officers responded to Broadway at Mercer Street for a motor vehicle crash involving one vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a building. As a result, Lester H. Ugarte (40), a resident of... Read more →

Friends of Polish Art Host Fabric Artist

( Rolak Johnson, Ph.D., has been a longtime educator at Wayne State Rayneld Rolak Johnson, Ph.D. Wayne State University University in Fashion Design and Art. A native daughter of Detroit, she was recognized for her fashion prowess early and while, in high school, she received from Governor William Milliken, the Michigan State Fair-Best of Show acknowledgment for the entire State Fair. This special blue ribbon award was for an apparel design and garment construction that she had entered. This was the only time in over 100 years of competition, at the Michigan State Fair, that a garment received this special designation. She was also an honored award winner at the national convention of the National Wool Council in San Francisco. Rayneld's art appreciation takes a vast pallet as her award winning textile piece, "Maui Sunset", was featured at the K-Mart headquarters in Troy, Michigan. She started her Art and Textile... Read more →

Mrs. Josephine L. Raube of Gloucester City Succumbs at the age of 103 |

On March 17, 2015. Age 103. Of Gloucester City. (nee Matus). Loving wife of the late William Raube. Loving mother of William Raube, Jr., Ronald Raube, Esther Fiori, Elaine Hires, Maryann Hepner and the late Stanley Raube. Cherished grandmother of 15, great-grandmother of 28 and great-great grandmother of 2. Dear sister of Jennie Bedzyk and the late Stanley Matus. Josephine was a Godly woman who was a longtime member of Calvary Assembly of God in Pennsauken and the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Mt. Ephraim, where she sang and played piano. She was very artistic and enjoyed baking, especially her delicious raisin bread, crocheting, ceramics and made all her own clothing. Funeral Services were held on March 24, 2015 at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Josephine L.... Read more →

Raptors open NJAC play by sweeping William Paterson

3/29/2015 4:29:00 PM Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 WAYNE, N.J. – The rugged schedule the Rutgers-Camden baseball team played down south apparently has prepared the Scarlet Raptors for the northern part of their season. Rutgers-Camden opened its New Jersey Athletic Conference schedule here Sunday with a doubleheader sweep over powerful William Paterson University, 8-4 and 5-1. The Raptors have won three straight games since returning from spring break in Florida, raising their record to 5-8 overall and 2-0 in the NJAC. The Pioneers, who received votes last week toward both the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball and the national polls, fall to 12-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference. The twinbill against Paterson marked the 10th and 11th games, out of 13, that Rutgers-Camden has played against teams ranked, or receiving votes toward, at least one of the two major Top 25 national polls. Paterson leads the all-time series, 51-14,... Read more →

Today we remember. . .Trooper Anthony Fotiou

Today we remember. . . Anthony R. Fotiou was born December 1, 1957, in Atlantic City. Trooper Anthony Fotiou was a member of the 109th State Police Class and enlisted in the Division of State Police on November 19, 1987. Trooper Fotiou served at various Troop "A" Stations and various assignments within the Transportation Safety Bureau. Prior to his enlistment with the Division, Trooper Anthony Fotiou served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force, being honorable discharged in May 1985. As a young man in Atlantic City, he served on the Atlantic City Beach Patrol as a lifeguard, and he was an avid swimmer and member of the Margate Crew. He graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1977. His service with the New Jersey State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the high principles the New Jersey State... Read more →

Rowan Baseball Sweeps Rutgers-Newark, 5-4 And 10-2 In NJAC Doubleheader

03/29/2015 | Baseball Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University baseball team swept a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) doubleheader versus Rutgers-Newark on Sunday afternoon. The Profs took the first game, 5-4 and won the nightcap, 10-2. It was the first conference games of the season for both teams. Rowan is 11-5 overall while the Scarlet Raiders have a 5-10 mark. In the first contest, Rutgers-Newark led 4-1 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Left fielder Monny Strickland (fr. Egg Harbor Twp., NJ/Egg Harbor Twp.) started the frame with a single to center. Designated hitter Eric Oliver (jr. Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Reg.) and center fielder Nick Kreiger (sr. Manalapan, NJ/Manalapan) drew back-to-back walks to load the bases. Pinch hitter Stephen Petriello (jr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) singled in Strickland and right fielder Ryan Pavlik (sr. Blackwood, NJ/Highland Reg.) plated Oliver with a fielder's choice.... Read more →

Rowan Softball Wins 12-4 and 13-0 Over Montclair State

03/29/2015 | Softball Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University softball team won 12-4 and 13-0 over conference opponent Montclair State University on Sunday afternoon. Both games were five innings. The Profs are undefeated with a 20-0 record while the Red Hawks are 3-7 overall. It was the first New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) games for Rowan and Montclair State. Right-hander Beth Ann Hyland (jr. East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) had both wins on the mound. In the first game, she pitched the last two innings and only allowed one hit. Right-hander Brooke Powers (jr. Newton, NJ/Pope John XXIII) had the loss (2-5). Left fielder Mia Baldassari (fr. Hopatcong, NJ/Morris Knolls) contributed with two hits, four RBIs, a double and one run. Second baseman Alysa Romero (sr. Newfield, NJ/Vineland) had two hits in two at bats, three RBIs and two runs scored. Romero produced a... Read more →

Strong Armed Robbery of 83-Year-Old Man, Can You Identify Suspects?

The Voorhees Police Department needs your help in identifying the two subjects pictured who are persons of interest in the strong armed robbery of an 83 year old man yesterday in the area of the Robin Hill Apartments on Preston Avenue (near Ashland PATCO Speedline Station). The victim suffered injuries to his face and was admitted to a local hospital. If you have information please contact us via ANY of the following means: 856-428-5400 (Dispatch) 856-627-7174 (Anonymous Tip Line) Submit an anonymous tip on our website at or email our Social Media Unit at: PLEASE SHARE THIS POST ‪#‎CrimeStoppers‬ ‪#‎LESM‬ ‪#‎VoorheesPolice‬ ‪#‎PATCO‬ ‪#‎DRPA‬ Read more →

Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Show

( Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Show is coming to the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds 275 Bridgeton Pike (Rte. 77) on May 2nd, from 9am to 4pm. This 5th annual event is designed for everything inside and outside the home. As a visitor, you and your family will be able to stroll leisurely through aisles and aisle of handmade crafts from over 125 craftsmen, enjoy home style cooking, live music, kids' free kite making, pony rides, spring flower sale and picnic style dining. Craftsmen have been working all winter to create amazing art just in time for spring. Home Show companies representing hundreds of products and services will be on hand to help you with all your spring home improvements projects. Remodeling, floors, windows, doors, sunrooms, decking, guttering, landscaping, gardening, solar energy and more. You will be able to shop, talk to experts and compare prices- all in one easy... Read more →


Viewership climbs toward 1 million with months of adventure awaiting. With more than a million viewers worldwide, and the news broadcasted widely to local and national audiences, you might already be well aware the spotlight on Pennsylvania’s most well-known bald eagle nest has turned to two new stars. Its mate in the background, an adult bald eagle feeds two newly hatched chicks Wednesday at a nest near Codorus State Park in Hanover, Pa. The chicks appeared in the nest on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, as hundreds of thousands of viewers watched through use of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's "eagle cam." Get Image Those keeping their “eagle eyes” on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s bald eagle cam spotted new chicks in the nest soon after daybreak on consecutive mornings Tuesday and Wednesday. For wildlife lovers everywhere, it was reason to celebrate; both eggs that had been incubated since mid-February in the nest... Read more →

GCity One of the Best, Big Raise for Police Chief, CCPD LT. Admits to Lewd Act, The Top Lion Is?

CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets: by William E. Cleary Sr. THE BEST COMMUTER CITY—The City of Gloucester has received another accolade. This time IMAGE PROVIDED it was chosen as one of the top ten best commuter cities in the state of New Jersey by the Obrella Insider. According to a press release, the company analyzes and reports on everything insurance related, including consumer behavior and trends. Obrella is a community-focused organization that simplifies and adds transparency to the insurance shopping experience by providing helpful resources and comparing car insurance providers Last year Gloucester City was named one of the top ten communities on the rise by and selected it as one of the happiest cities in the state. The Best Commuter list includes 1. Totowa, 2. Middle Township, 3.Gloucester City, 4.Pleasantville, 5. Millville, 6. Somers Point, 7. Ewing Township, 8. Vineland, 9. Pennsville Township, 10. Dover. The company’s “40... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter

March 16-22 Reminder for the week: With turkey season opening April 11, take time to review regulations DOVER (March 27, 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 March 16-22 made 1,141 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 52 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 37 complaints and issued 21 citations, two of which were related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail, where there is an increased Fish & Wildlife Enforcement presence. Citations issued by offense type included the following, with the number of charges in parentheses: Wildlife Conservation: Operating a motor vehicle off an established roadway on a state wildlife area (1)*, and damaging... Read more →

Select Widener University Students Inducted into Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society

CHESTER, PA (03/27/2015)(readMedia)-- Widener University recently inducted social science students displaying academic excellence into the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society. The following area students became members: Lauren Bishop, a Psychology major from Cherry Hill, N.J.; Shauna Nicole Harris, a Sociology major from Mt Laurel, N.J.; Sophia Mitchell, a Psychology and Criminal Justice major from Paulsboro, N.J.; Alyssa Pilla, a Psychology major from Cherry Hill, N.J.; Rachel Balluch, a Psychology major from Burlington, N.J.; The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among members. The honor society serves various social science disciplines that seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development... Read more →

Camden Man Charged for Assault and Robbery of 83-Year-Old in Voorhees

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi reported a Camden man has been charged in the assault and robbery of an elderly man in Voorhees. Steven Rashad Miller, 27, is accused of approaching an 83-year-old Voorhees resident near the Robin Hills Apartments on Preston Avenue and punching him in the face around 5 p.m. Thursday. The victim fell to the ground and Miller allegedly went through his pockets and took his wallet. Miller and another Camden man, 24-year-old Raheem Watts, then allegedly used the victim’s credit card at the Ashland PATCO station to purchase PATCO Freedom cards approximately 15 minutes after the robbery. The victim was taken to Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. He was later transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was listed in stable condition. Video surveillance from PATCO aided police in identifying Miller and Watts, who was present with... Read more →

Nebraska Senator Wont Back Down or Apologize for Saying He'd Shoot A Cop

AP file photo NOT GONNA DO IT: Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers says he will not apologize for saying he’d shoot a police officer if he had a gun. By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. — State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isn’t backing down. The state lawmaker froma Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize — or even resign — for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and “idle talk” to suggest taking any kind of legal action, since lawmakers are immune from civil or criminal liability in... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: Georgia Lawmaker Smears Archdiocese

by Bill Donahue March 27, 2015 Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Georgia State Representative Jason Spencer about the Archdiocese of Atlanta: Georgia is considering a bill, the Hidden Predator Act, that would lift the statute of limitations for two years on civil suits filed against alleged sexual abusers. It is rightly being opposed by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations. As Catholics have seen over and over again, when state legislatures suspend the statute of limitations, they almost never apply to the public schools, even though that is where most of the molestation occurs. Georgia is no different. So we know what the agenda is. One of the Georgia lawmakers who favors the bill is Rep. Jason Spencer. But he is not content to voice support for it—he is waging a bigoted anti-Catholic campaign against the Atlanta archdiocese. In recent days he... Read more →

Pat Condell: A Word to Rioting Muslims

Patrick "Pat" Condell (born 1949 or 1950)[2] is a writer, comedian and atheist internet personality. He performed alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in the United Kingdom, and won a Time Out Comedy Award in 1991. He was also a regular panellist on BBC Radio 1's "Loose Talk". From early 2007, he began posting short monologues denouncing religion to a number of video sharing websites. His videos have been featured on many websites, including YouTube and LiveLeak. They have also been published on DVD, and also as a book of video transcripts. As of March 2015, Condell's YouTube channel has 233,000 subscribers and over fifty five million video views. source Wikipedia This video was released in 2012. submitted by FK Related articles Why Progressive Universities Should Be Denied Free Speech I didn't bring a plastic baggie with me to scoop it up CNB Crime: Mount Ephraim and Kaighn... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Wild turkey hunt for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters April 4

DOVER (March 27, 2015) – Prior to the start of Delaware’s 2015 spring wild turkey season, youths aged 10 to 15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters will have a special one-day turkey hunt opportunity on Saturday, April 4. Youth and disabled hunters will be able to hunt wild turkeys on private property, state wildlife areas and state forest lands. Hunters ages 13 to 15 must have a valid Delaware junior hunting license and must have completed a hunter education course, as well as a Division of Fish and Wildlife-approved turkey hunter safety class. Hunters age 10 to 12 are exempt from these requirements. All youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older who is licensed to hunt in Delaware, and who has taken a DNREC-approved turkey hunter safety class. Adult companions may not possess a firearm during the hunt. For more information on safety classes, click Delaware... Read more →


Measure identifies funding source to finance cooperative healthcare programs (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Social Innovation Act developed by Assemblyman Angel Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester) was approved by the General Assembly today. The Act seeks to reduce government and taxpayer healthcare costs by decreasing chronic emergency room use through improved, coordinated care. “Across the country, healthcare is undergoing a necessary transformation to improve patient care and reduce costs,” said Assemblyman Fuentes. “The Social Innovation Act is a crucial initiative that gives us the ability to identify and support those organizations leading this transformation right here in New Jersey.” Bill A2771 utilizes social financing, a private-public partnership funding system known as “pay for success” which is rapidly gaining traction across the country, to fund non-profits aimed at increasing comprehensive care for individuals who visit emergency rooms multiple times in a year. “There are often unseen barriers to the quality healthcare all of our... Read more →

Wilmington again ranked a top U.S. city for solar energy

1st in the South Atlantic region and 5th in the nation for solar power per capita Leadership and state energy legislation/policies cited for the city’s growth in solar power WILMINGTON (March 26, 2015) –Wilmington again has been named one of the nation’s “Solar Stars” – among the top cities in the U.S. for solar energy. In the report, Shining Cities – Harnessing the Benefits of Solar Energy in America, released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Wilmington is ranked 1st in the South Atlantic region and 5th among cities nationwide for solar capacity per capita in 2014. This year marks the second year in a row that Wilmington has been cited as a top U.S. city for solar power. According to the report, Wilmington has more solar panels per capita than any other major city in the South Atlantic region, with 101 watts per person installed. Honolulu, Indianapolis,... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Newark Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking

NEWARK, NJ—A Newark man was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for his role in a shotgun carjacking in Little Falls, New Jersey, on Oct. 30, 2011, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Hanzah Darby, 26, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an indictment charging him with one count of theft of a motor vehicle by force, violence, and intimidation and one count of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: On Oct. 30, 2011, Darby, and Ivan Lee, 26, of Newark, were in the Little Falls area when they spotted a parked 2008 BMW 335 with passengers inside. Darby and Lee—who brandished a shotgun—approached the car and ordered the occupants out of the vehicle at gunpoint. Darby... Read more →

CNBNews Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. I No. 40 (March 29, 2015) Editors Note: Every Sunday morning at 7AM we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 14. 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 CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe - CNBNEWS.NET CNBNews Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: The 47 Republican Senators and the Cuban Missile Crisis Read more →

Obituary: Emile J. Murphy, of Runnemede

Emilie J. Murphy (nee McCullough), on March 27, 2015, of Runnemede. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late Charles G.W. Murphy and Richard Hagerty. Devoted mother of Judith Quigley-Smith, Monica McClintock (Bruce), Charles J. Murphy (Regina), and the late Eve Murphy-Fallon. Mother-in-law of Jerry Fallon. Loving grandmother of Roseanne, Tina, Kevin, Maureen, Steven, Charlie, Paul, Brandon, Alec, Kimberly, and Dawn and great grandmother of five. The Murphy family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the caregivers at St. Mary’s Catholic Home. Emilie was a member of Barrington VFW Post 7247 Women’s Auxiliary and Runnemede Senior Citizens Club. She was an active member and volunteer at St. Teresa’s RC Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. There will be a viewing 9 to 10:15am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa’s RC Church, Runnemede. Interment Brig. Gen. Wm. C.... Read more →

The FBI Releases Final Report of the 9/11 Review Commission

Today, the FBI released The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century, the final report of the 9/11 Review Commission. This congressionally mandated review focused on the FBI’s implementation of the recommendations proposed by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission). “I am pleased the Review Commission recognized the significant progress we have made to build a threat-based, intelligence-driven law enforcement and national security organization,” said FBI Director James B. Comey. “I thank the commissioners and their staff for their efforts to help us better serve and protect the American public.” The FBI asked three experts to lead this review: Edwin “Ed” Meese III, former United States attorney general; Timothy J. Roemer, former congressman and ambassador; and Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University professor and noted author on terrorism. Over the past 14 months, the Commission visited numerous FBI offices, here and abroad, and—with the... Read more →

Nijaherie Scanes of Camden City Arrested for Spitting on Two Camden County Police Officers

Camden City, NJ March 28, 2015 (–Officers responding to a dispute outside of a bar arrested a woman who punched and kicked one officer and spit on two other officers. Around 1 a.m. Thursday, Officer Matthew Krol responded to Luby’s Bar on the 1200 block of Kaighns Avenue to investigate a disturbance. After arriving on the scene, Officer Krol observed several women holding back Nijaherie Scanes, 30, of Camden, who was trying to fight another woman. When Officer Krol attempted to intervene, Scanes punched and kicked him, including striking him in the face. Scanes also spit on Officer Daniel Kramer and Sgt. Terrell Watkins several times during her arrest. Scanes was charged with Improper Behavior, Resisting Arrest and three counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. She was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $15,000 cash or bond. A person is innocent until proven otherwise. source... Read more →

Feed the Barrel: A tale of how small actions can change the world

Crossposted from Environmental Justice in Action By Lena Adams Kim Father Didik of St. Thomas Aquinas church is one of the 15 Barrel Keepers who manage the system of oil collection barrels. The oil he’s pouring will become biofuel, compost, and soap. It all started Thanksgiving Day 2013, with my daughters frantically yelling, “The basement is flooding!!!” A visit from the plumber, yards of ruined carpeting, and $900 later, it was clear that cooking oil clogging my kitchen drain was the culprit. And so I did what many do after experiencing the horrors of home damage – I complained to everyone who would listen. My tale of woe reached Indah, a parent in my kids’ schoolyard. Indah, a journalist of Indonesian descent, mentioned how families in her immigrant Indonesian community in South Philadelphia were grappling with the same clogged pipes and costly repairs, yet unlike me, were often unaware of... Read more →

Prominent Atlantic County Attorney Who Practiced Elder Law Headed for Prison

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a prominent Atlantic County, N.J., attorney who specialized in elder law was sentenced to state prison today for defrauding elderly clients of millions of dollars and laundering the funds through various accounts, including her attorney trust account. Last week, the Division of Criminal Justice obtained an indictment charging the owner of an in-home senior care company, her sister and three other defendants in connection with the fraud.Barbara Lieberman, 63, of Northfield, was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison, including 3 ½ years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio in Atlantic County. Lieberman pleaded guilty on Nov. 3 to an accusation charging her with first-degree money laundering. As a result of her guilty plea, Lieberman forfeited $3 million that the state seized from her, which will be used to pay restitution to her victims. She... Read more →

OP-ED:Unsustainable Growth

Volume XX No.13: March 27, 2015 Just before leaving for a two-week recess, the House passed a bill aimed at permanently solving a long-standing budget challenge. A failed effort to rein in rising Medicare costs from nearly two decades ago led Congress to repeatedly enact one or two year “patches” preventing scheduled payment cuts for Medicare providers. The new legislation gets rid of that pesky inconvenience, but it’s hard to see this as a fiscally responsible solution to a long-vexing problem. Instead it’s the most recent instance of Washington being incapable of making tough decisions. To rein in taxpayer costs for physicians’ services under Medicare, lawmakers created a Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. While fairly complicated, SGR essentially annually recalculates reimbursement rates to keep pace with inflation. This was fine for the first few years as payments went up annually. But... Read more →

New campground and other enhancements transform Delaware Seashore State Park

REHOBOTH BEACH (March 27, 2015) – Governor Jack Markell, Federal Highway Administration Delaware Administrator Mary Ridgeway, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, and DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens joined other officials today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, opening the brand new North Inlet Campground and enabling the public to enjoy other new improvements at Delaware Seashore State Park. Nearly $10 million worth of construction has been completed on enhancements in the park. This year, work focused on the north side of the Indian River Inlet. Enhancements to the south side were completed in 2014. The contract was awarded for $9.87 million, of which the Federal Highway Administration paid $7.06 million while the remaining funds came from state capital funds awarded to DelDOT. State and federal transportation funds were used because the footprint of the construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge utilized state park lands for bridge construction.... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Local Firm Gains National Radio Listeners

press release HADDONFIELD NJ ( Reviva Labs, of Haddonfield, N.J., a major manufacturer of all-natural skin care products, is being featured on radio, via a program that reaches listeners nationally. The subject addresses the growth of the skin care industry. Source material is from an interview with Stephen Strassler, founder and president of Reviva Labs’ the 40-year-old leading provider of all-natural skin care products. Reviva Labs is recognized as a key pioneer in skin-care education, as well as a pioneer and innovator in creating new skin-care products. The program featuring Reviva Lab’s president has been archived. It can be logged on through Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, N.J., can also be contacted through the firm’s web page, Read more →

Norcross Votes to Protect Medicare Guarantee, Reauthorize CHIP

Washington, DC (March 26, 2015)– Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) voted in favor of a bipartisan health care bill that will protect and strengthen Medicare for senior citizens while preserving health benefits for countless children and families throughout South Jersey. Supported by provider and beneficiary groups, the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2) replaces a flawed Medicare policy called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) with a new payment and delivery model that will promote high-quality care while reducing costs. This permanent fix to the failed SGR formula will finally bring certainty to our seniors and their doctors while strengthening the Medicare system. Rather than continue providing short-term fixes to this growing problem, Congressman Norcross joined House leaders to replace the SGR with a more sustainable and responsible Medicare funding plan. “This bill solves a near 20-year problem that has repeatedly placed Medicare at risk,” said... Read more →

Check Out Over 800 New Titles at Camden County Library System

Sort and browse by over 12 different book genres and media types “ It’s What I Do: a photographer’s life of love and war” by Lynsey Addario is one of the hundreds of new titles available at the Camden County Library System. (Baker & Taylor photo)] VOORHEES, NJ – March 27, 2015 – The public can find hundreds of new titles that have been added to the Camden County Library System’ s collections by going to CamCat, the library’s online catalog, on its home page . Visitors to the home page should click on the Catalog/Account link at the top, and they’ll find Recently Added Titles are among the choices. Titles are organized by over 12 different categories for targeted browsing. Each category lists all the titles with authors, the number of copies at a branch location for a given title and its current availability. Categories include Adult Fiction,... Read more →


press release (TRENTON) March 27, 2015 – Senator Nilsa Cruz-Pérez (D-Camden/Gloucester) Stolen Valor Act was approved by the General Assembly yesterday. Bill S2704 would make the knowing misrepresentation of oneself as a veteran or member of the military for the purpose of obtaining money, property, or other benefit a crime of the third degree, with a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. “It is deplorable that someone would impersonate a veteran to take advantage of goods and services provided to them,” said Senator Cruz-Pérez. “The men and women of the United States Armed Forces have already given us the greatest gift we could ask for – their commitment to defending our freedom at all costs.” Individuals wearing the uniform, any medal or insignia authorized for the use of members or veterans of the United Armed Forces or the organized militia would be subject to the fine, as would those making false... Read more →

Prosecutor Releases Results of Sheridan Investigation /cnbnewsnet

March 27, 2015 NEWS RELEASE - SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald and Montgomery Township Police Captain/Director Robert E. Palmer announce the conclusion of the investigation of the deaths of John Sheridan and Joyce Sheridan of 49 Meadow Run Drive, in the Skillman Section of Montgomery Township, New Jersey. Prosecutor Soriano states that a very lengthy and comprehensive investigation has culminated with the issuance, yesterday, of the Final Report of the Northern Regional Medical Examiner Office. The Assistant Medical Examiner has determined that John Sheridan’s cause of death is sharp force injuries and smoke inhalation, and the manner of his death is suicide. Those determinations are consistent with the evidence developed during the investigation which supports the conclusion that John Sheridan killed Joyce Sheridan and, thereafter, committed suicide. On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at approximately 6:13 a.m., a... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Gloucester City Police Seeking Public's Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects

MEDIA RELEASE Person of interest possibly involved in 500 unit block of   Somerset Street burglary (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ ( City Police Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying several people of interest that may have been involved in recent burglaries. The first incident occurred on March 21, 2015 at approximately 1:00 p.m. a residence was burglarized in the 500 unit block of Somerset Street. Investigator Keith O'Donnell said, 'We are trying to identify the male shown in the photo above who we believe is involved." The other incident happened later on the same day at approximately 8:45 p.m. a vehicle was burglarized in the area on Burlington and Somerset Streets. O'Donnell said, "We are trying to identify the three males shown below in the photo who are believed to be involved." If anyone can identify any of these suspects, please call the Detective Bureau at... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Five Bounty Hunters Arrested in Connection with Assault and Kidnapping

CAMDEN CITY NJ MARCH 27, 2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, Chesilhurst Police Chief Wendell Smith and Waterford Township Police Chief Daniel Cormaney reported five bounty hunters have been charged in connection with the assault of a man and the kidnapping of a teenage boy. The incident began around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday outside a residence on Briarhill Drive in Chesilhurst, where five bounty hunters in two vehicles were waiting for Eric L. Webb, M/38, of Lindenwold. Webb was wanted on an active warrant for a drug charge out of Camden County. When Webb and a 17-year-old male acquaintance arrived at the residence in a car, two of the bounty hunters exited their vehicles and approached Webb without identifying themselves. Webb returned to his car and fled the area, striking one of the bounty hunters’ vehicles, a Dodge Avenger, which had attempted to box his car in, and leaving the juvenile... Read more →

Vince Patrone of Bellmaw, Korean War Army Vet, Teamster, Annunciation BVM Church Member

Vincent J. Patrone, of Bellmawr, on March 25, 2015, passed peacefully into the arms of God’s love and eternal care with his wife at his side. Age 86. Beloved husband of 58 years of Dolores (nee Contino). Devoted father of Lisa Peterson (Larry) and Vinese Goldschmidt (Tim). Loving grandfather of Laurence, Matthew, Nicholas and Kelsey Peterson and Victoria and Vincent Goldschmidt. Dear brother of Clover Milaro (Alex) and the late Angelo Patrone. Also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Mr. Patrone was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Teamsters Local 107 Philadelphia for 23 years, later went on to do home remodeling and then worked for Gitomer Management. He was an usher and longtime parishioner at Annunciation BVM Church. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Monday eve and 8:15 to 9:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.... Read more →

Deaths of John Sheridan, wife ruled murder-suicide | NJBIZ

Cooper Health System CEO and President John Sheridan killed his wife, Joyce, and then himself, the Somerset County Prosecutor said Friday in announcing the results of an investigation into the two September 2014 deaths. The final report of the Northern Regional Medical Examiner Office concluded that John Sheridan died of “sharp force injuries and smoke inhalation,” calling the manner of death a suicide. “Those determinations are consistent with the evidence developed during the investigation which supports the conclusion that John Sheridan killed Joyce Sheridan and, thereafter, committed suicide,” the statement from Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald and Montgomery Township Police Capt./Director Robert E. Palmer said. CONTINUE via by Eric Strauss Related articles Prosecutors: Hospital CEO killed wife and then himself Autopsy released in fatal pond crash Medical examiner offers debatable findings in trial of Millville man accused of killing father Missing... Read more →