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May 2015

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Toure Heywood, Georgia State University Police Department

ATLANTA ,GEORGIA May 28, 2015--Police Officer Toure Heywood succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop. As he spoke to the occupants of the vehicle a second vehicle struck the first car head-on and then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in ICU for several days. His health continued to deteriorate as a result of the incident. On May 28th, 2015, he passed away while undergoing organ transplant surgery to replace his stomach, liver, pancreas, upper bowel and lower bowel. Officer Heywood was a... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Iris Janett Smith, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

JACKSON MS (May 25, 2015)--Sergeant Iris Smith was killed in a vehicle collision at approximately 3:15 pm when the prisoner transport van she was driving collided with the back of a tractor trailer on U.S. 49, at J M Tatum Industrial Drive, in Hattiesburg. She was following an ambulance that was transporting an inmate to a local hospital when the crash occurred. Sergeant Smith had served with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for 15 years and was assigned to the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. She is survived by her daughter, mother, brother, and a grandson. Please contact the following agency to... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Taylor Thyfault, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

LAKEWOOD CO (May 23, 2015)--Trooper Taylor Thyfault was struck and killed by a vehicle that was fleeing from other officers. Trooper Thyfault was riding along with a trooper as part of his required training and was at the scene of an unrelated vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 66, near Weld County Road 1. As they conducted their accident investigation, a vehicle pursuit approached their location. The trooper and Trooper Thyfault were deploying stop sticks when the offender swerved struck both of them with his vehicle. Trooper Thyfault was killed and the trooper was critically injured. The driver of the vehicle was... Read more →


CNB Tips and Snippets: At Long Last; 10 New Lieutenants and 3 New Captains; Consumer Tip

The repairs to the bridge that connects Gloucester City with Brooklawn has been completed ...for now. In the near future work will start to correct the flooding in that area, according to a County spokesperson. Looking north towards Gloucester City (photo credit CNBNews.net) by William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews.net THREE YEARS LATER—At long last the first phase of the reconstruction of the Broadway Bridge (Camden County Route 551)between Gloucester City and Brooklawn has been completed. The $4.15 million project included the demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new bridge — including new abutments, bridge span, decking and parapets.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: The Family of New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa Issues Statement

NJ State Trooper Anthony Raspa (photo NJ State Police) (CNBNews.net)The family of New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa issued the following statement regarding the death of their son. "Today our family lost an incredible son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend and person. Anthony was a phenomenal young man with a heart of gold and a passion for life. While he is no longer physically with us, we are so grateful for the 24 years of love and loyalty we shared with him. Anthony was passionate about law enforcement and took great pride in being a NJ State Trooper. He will forever be... Read more →


NJ Human Trafficking Task Force Presents Program to 600 Overbrook High School Students

PINE HILL NJ--On Wednesday, May 27th, Kathleen Friess (Human Trafficking Program Coordinator at the NJ Division of Criminal Justice – Office of the Attorney General) visited Overbrook High School and presented the topic of Human Trafficking to students and staff members. The assembly was approximately 90 minutes, during which Mrs. Friess’ passion for the topic was demonstrated as she captivated the 600+ student and teacher filled auditorium. During the presentation, the audience was reminded that this horrible truth takes place every day in our communities. Mrs. Friess commented, “A victim of Human Trafficking may look like many of the people you... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Farewell to Lt. Robert Stavola

This radio farewell can be heard here on GTPD’s YouTube: https://youtu.be/wYRyFphiapo Effective June 1, 2015 Lt. Stavola will retire after serving 25 years as a Law Enforcement Officer. Lt. Stavola served as a Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer and a Part Time Dispatcher for the Gloucester Township Police Department from 1990-1995, before being hired by the Gloucester Township Police Department. Lt. Stavola has served the Department honorably as a DARE Officer, a Field Training Officer, and was promoted to Sergeant of Police on July 2, 2001, where he served as a Deputy Platoon Commander. Lt. Stavola was promoted to Lieutenant... Read more →


Christie’s YouTube moment backfires in court

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog A New Jersey judge is giving Gov. Chris Christie one more chance to explain why his office should not release to New Jersey Watchdog records of nearly $1 million his state police protectors charged to his office’s American Express credit cards. “I’m not convinced it is essential to the governor’s security to withhold details,” said Judge Mary C. Jacobson on Thursday during a hearing in Mercer County Superior Court. That marked an apparent reversal from similar cases in which the judge ruled in Christie’s favor. The key was a YouTube video posted by the... Read more →


Grand Jury Recommends Charging School District Employee with Conflict of Interest and Perjury

Priscilla Wright allegedly used her position to steer $900,000 in contracts to her friends and family By City Of Philadelphia Philadelphia District Attorney makes arrest and is proceeding with prosecution PHILADELPHIA (May 27, 2015) – Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams today announced that a grand jury has recommended charging Priscilla Wright with Conflict of Interest and Perjury for using her position at the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to steer a $900,000 contract to her friends and family. In March of 2013, the SDP was in the process of closing 23 schools when it issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ)... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter:

English: The eastern entrance to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal at Reedy Point, Delaware. Fort Dupont State park is at the right. The Reedy Point Bridge, carrying Delaware State Route 9, is visible in the distance. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge McFarland is exiting the channel. View is to the east. The channel entrance is located on the Delaware River in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. IMO Number: 7739856 MMSI Number: 338997000 Callsign: AEGB Length: 100 m Beam: 24 m (Photo credit: Wikipedia) May 18-24 Reminder for the week: Tautog season closed through July 16, possession prohibited DOVER... Read more →


Letters: A big moment for mass surveillance reform

Last weekend, Congress had a chance to reform mass surveillance under the USA Patriot Act. Ultimately it was blocked by a small but powerful minority in the Senate. In 48 hours Congress will take up the issue of mass surveillance again -- and it's our best chance yet to see meaningful reform. The Senate fell just three votes short of advancing real reforms to the NSA's sweeping surveillance programs last weekend. But the fight's not over yet -- and we need to influence just a few votes. Click here to tweet your demand for real reforms so the Senate will hear... Read more →


COMMON CORE TURNS FIVE

May 28, 2015, at 2:32 PM 5/28/2015 | By Dan Guernsey | The Cardinal Newman Society G.K. Chesterton once wisely suggested that a child should not be subjected to an educational philosophy younger than he is. Such wisdom would relegate the Common Core to preschool—and a public preschool at that, but certainly not America’s Catholic schools. In a saner world the Common Core State Standards, which were first unveiled in June 2010, would just be coming out of beta testing in a small-scale study to determine their efficacy. If data proved they were significantly successful, then various states would begin to... Read more →


N.J.'s best bars: Overall winners

DRINKING JERSEY: HOW WE DID IT Five weeks, 60 bars, thousands of miles, a gazillion recommendations and comments, and one hangover: The N.J.'s best bars showdown was an undertaking the likes of which will never be seen again. Which is probably a good thing, because I'm not sure I'd survive round two. From a list of… Read more →


CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. I No. 49 (May 31, 2015) Editors Note: Every Sunday morning a 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 CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Golden Age of Women Twitter Q&A with Andrew Paavola of "Bully" Read more →


PHILADELPHIA JUNE HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 10 EVENTS

The Washington Monument, sculpted by Rudolf Siemering, in Eakins Oval, just in front of the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Photo taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNews.net)--Celebrate the pending summer season with massive outdoor festivals, pop-up parks and blockbuster exhibitions in Philadelphia throughout the month of June. This month cyclists from around the world will take on the infamous Manayunk Wall during the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, thousands will pack the streets of South Philadelphia for the 40th annual Odunde Festival and Tall Ships will sail into town joined by... Read more →


Beau Biden Dies of Brain Cancer; Vice-President Issues Statement /CNBNews.net

May 30, 2015 at 9:45pm Vice President Biden late Saturday announced the death of his son Beau Biden. Here is his statement: It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life. The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter. Beau's life was defined by service... Read more →


Obituary | Irene J. Beebe of W. Collingswood Heights

Irene J. Beebe (nee Hojlo), on May 28, 2015, formerly of W. Collingswood Heights. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Edmond. Devoted mother of Diane Lodgson (Wayne), Herbert Beebe (Dolores), and Mary Collins (Terry L.). Loving grandmother of Pauline Sbinault (Jon), Keith Cowgill, Gregory Beebe, Dan Beebe (Andrea), and Dave Beebe (Elisha) and dear great grandmother of Jonny, Mackenzie, and Madelyn. There will be a visitation from 10am to 11am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Service 11am Monday at the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the... Read more →


Deptford’s Dr. Bela Peethambaran Receives USciences’ 2015 Lindback Foundation Award

The honor was presented at the University’s 194th Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2015 Philadelphia, Pa. (May 28, 2015)—University of the Sciences presented the 2015 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Bela Peethambaran, PhD, assistant professor of biology. The Deptford Township, NJ, resident received the honor on May 20, 2015, at the University’s 194th commencement ceremony. The Lindback Award, which is funded through a gift from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, is given annually to a faculty member recognized by the students as the most outstanding instructor at the University. Nomination for this award by students is... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Missouri Man Arrested in Bellmawr for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

BELLMAWR NJ MAY 28, 2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh reported a Missouri man is facing charges for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting his estranged girlfriend. Jose C. Amaya-Vasquez, 30, of Kansas City, Mo., is alleged to have kidnapped the 27-year-old mother of his child at knifepoint in the Kansas City area on Saturday. He is also accused of sexually assaulting the victim at a vacant house in Missouri, a motel in Ohio and a motel in Bellmawr. Their 2-year-old daughter was present with them during the alleged crimes. Amaya-Vasquez was arrested in Bellmawr early... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Lindenwold Police Search Warrant Yields $3500 Worth of Heroin and Marijuana

LINDENWOLD NJ--On May 27, 2015 Detectives from the Lindenwold Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Suburban Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at the Belmont Apartments on the White Horse Pike. The search warrant resulted from a month long investigation into the sales of narcotics at that location. The warrant was executed by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department Special Emergency Response Team. The search of the apartment yielded 273 packets of heroin and 41 jars of marijuana (a combined street value of approximately $3500). Also located were many items associated with the packaging and sales of narcotics. The resident... Read more →


Measles Exposures Related to Confirmed Case, Health Dept. Urges Residents to Get Vaccinations

TRENTON NJ MAY 29, 2015--The New Jersey Department of Health has identified a person confirmed to have measles who may have exposed people at a funeral home in Fords, Middlesex County on May 11 and 14. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that can cause serious medical complications. As a result, the Department recommends that anyone who visited Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords, on Monday, May 11, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Thursday, May 14 between 1:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., contact a health care provider immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk... Read more →


Kennedy Health’s Lisa Morina Named Chair of Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce

Voorhees, NJ – Lisa Morina, Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs with Kennedy Health, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Morina, who had formerly served as the Chamber’s Vice Chair, will serve a two-year term for the organization, which currently has 785 members. As the board’s chief elected officer, she will preside over all board and executive board meetings, as well as serving as the ex officio member of all Chamber committees. The Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to create a positive economic and civic climate in the greater... Read more →


CCPD Officers Engage Four Suspects, Recover Loaded Handgun, Illegal Drugs

(Camden, NJ) MAY 28, 2015– Officers on bike patrol Tuesday caught one suspect in possession of a loaded gun and another suspect in possession of 25 bags of heroin after observing four individuals handling a weapon. Officers Rocco Belloni, Jarred Levenson and Matthew Plisak were on bike patrol addressing quality of life issues on the 200 block of Mount Vernon Street around 1 p.m. when they observed four individuals in a vacant lot handling a gun. Facing a potentially volatile situation, the officers exercised tremendous restraint and were able to place the individuals into custody by using verbal commands to avoid... Read more →


Five Years Since Launch of Common Core, Concerns Remain for Catholic Schools

May 28, 2015, at 3:06 PM 5/28/2015 | By Justin Petrisek, CNS Staff Five years after the official release of the Common Core State Standards on June 2, 2010, The Cardinal Newman Society has released two new reports on the experimental reform and remains convinced that the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards by themselves are insufficient and even potentially harmful for Catholic schools, which must keep Christ and the Catholic faith as the true core of education. Even more disconcerting are the many curricula and textbooks that have been labeled “Common Core” but depart from the successful practices and... Read more →


NJ Spotlight on College Students from Widener, Elizabethtown, JMU, Marist and Bucknell

Six Widener University Students Commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army CHESTER, PA (05/28/2015)(readMedia)-- Six Widener University students were commissioned as a second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the Dauntless Battalion ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at Widener on May 14. Megan Capobianco of Clementon, N.J. graduated from Widener on May 15 with a bachelor's degree in biology. Capobianco assignment will be determined in August. She had her rank pinned on by her mother, Camille Whittick and her father, Joseph Capobianco. Benjamin Dungan of Lumberton, N.J. graduated from Widener on May 15 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Dungan will... Read more →


Rider University Softball Adds Two

College Softball LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University softball team has announced the addition of two players who will continue their athletic and academic careers as members of the class of 2019. Coming to Rider University this fall are Kiera Swank and Ellie Oruska who signed National Letters of Intent (NLIs). Swank, is a 5-8 catcher/outfielder from Bear, Delaware (Caravel Academy) where she was a three-year starter and team captain for the perennial state champions as an All-State honoree. “Kiera has a good bat,” said head coach Tricia Carroll who just completed her 21st season at Rider. “She will definitely fight for playing time... Read more →


Deer Crash Causes Death of a NJ State Trooper and the Injury of a Second

May, 30,2015 Upper Freehold Twp, Monmouth County, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police are deeply saddened to report that a troop car accident early this morning resulted in the death of one of the two troopers who were in the vehicle. The Ford Crown Victoria was patrolling eastbound on Interstate 195 when it struck a deer and then ran off the right side of the road into some trees at at 12:48 a.m. today. No other vehicles were involved. The driver, a 24-year-old male trooper who is not being identified yet, was killed in the crash. He was taken to... Read more →


Complaints prompt Catholic university to remove statue of priest praying over Indians

by Nathan Rubbelke-Saint Louis University Saint Louis University has removed a statue on its campus depicting a famous Jesuit missionary priest praying over American Indians after a cohort of students and faculty continued to complain the sculpture symbolized white supremacy, racism and colonialism. Formerly placed outside the university’s Fusz Hall in the center of the private Catholic university, the statue will go to the university’s art museum, a building just north of the bustling urban campus. The statue features famous Jesuit Missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. praying over two American Indians dressed in traditional clothing. Last Monday, just two days after... Read more →


North Korea deploys new generation of fast warships / The Telegraph

By Julian Ryall, Tokyo May 28,2015 North Korea has deployed a new generation of high-speed, radar-evading warship designed to infiltrate special forces into South Korean territory. The Very Slender Vessel sits low in the water and is designed to pierce waves instead of riding over them. Capable of travelling at nearly 60 mph, the craft are armed with heavy machine guns and torpedoes, with the JoongAng Ilbo quoting South Korean military officials as saying the ships pose a "new threat" to its security. South Korea first learned that its neighbour was developing VSVs late last year when satellites caught images of... Read more →


Norcross Named 2015 Medicare Advantage Champion

Susan and Tom Jelinski presenting Rep. Donald Norcross with Coalition for Medicare Choices’ 2015 Medicare Advantage Champion Award (photo provided) Cherry Hill, NJ – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) was named 2015 Medicare Advantage Champion by the Coalition for Medicare Choices. Presented by longtime Voorhees residents Susan and Tom Jelinski on behalf of the 1.8 million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices, the award recognizes the Congressman’s commitment to protect Medicare Advantage for the millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities who currently depend on its coverage, as well as his efforts to preserve choice and quality for future beneficiaries. “Our... Read more →


CNB TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Some Good and Some Bad; Farewell Dot; Pennsauken Cops Happy

By William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews.net GOOD NEWS FOR GLOUCESTER CITY—A nail salon will soon be occupying the empty building at 102 South Broadway and an electronic cigarette and vapor supplies business will be moving into 524 Monmouth Street. We have also learned that Chubby’s Streak House, Monmouth and Burlington Streets plans to open sometime in July or early August. The building was a doctor’s office at one time and before that it was a pharmacy. Will a bakery be moving into the empty Train Station Cafe? No one knows! (CNB file photo) For some time now we have heard that... Read more →


New traffic pattern to be in place for two months on Direct Connect Project

Route 295 northbound lane closures tonight in Bellmawr (Trenton) May 29, 2015-- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 295 northbound tonight to set up a new traffic pattern as part of the Direct Connect Project in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday May 29, NJDOT’s contractor PKF Mark III, Inc. will close two lanes on Route 295 northbound to set up a new traffic pattern to set up a safe work zone. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. The lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 7... Read more →


‘Abandoned’ fawns: What you should know – and should not do if you ‘find’ them

DOVER DELWARE (May 28, 2015) – Fawning season for white-tailed deer in Delaware has begun, with most fawns born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year at about this time, well-meaning individuals call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife about “abandoned” fawns, thinking that “doing the right thing” means “saving” these newborns by bringing them home or to a wildlife rehabilitator. Actually, that’s the wrong thing to do, according to Division of Fish & Wildlife Program Manager and biologist Joe Rogerson: “People who remove fawns from the wild may not realize some wildlife facts,”... Read more →


31-Year-Old Man Murdered in Camden

CAMDEN CITY NJ May 27,2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city early this morning. Camden County Communications received a 911 call at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday about a gunshot victim in the area of 8th and Jefferson streets in Camden. Additionally, the Camden County Police Department’s Real-Time Tactical Operational Intelligence Center (RTTOIC) received a ShotSpotter activation for gunfire in the 700 block of Ferry Avenue. Responding officers were directed to a residence on the 1900 block of South 8th Street and found Jahid Hudson, M/31, of Camden, lying... Read more →


Kennedy – Stratford Hospital Staff Volunteer to Beautify Local Landmark

Stratford, NJ --Staff members from Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ – including hospital Chief Administrative Officer Bob Aulicino (4th from right, top row)and Chief Nursing Officer Marianne Kraemer, MSN, RN (4th from left, front row) -- gave up some of their free time over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to beautify the Stratford, NJ, Borough War Memorial at the intersection of Union Avenue and East Laurel Road. The Kennedy – Stratford associates, pictured, decided to undertake this community outreach project to tie with the hospital’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, in June 2015. Kennedy Nurse Manager Bill Quick (4thfrom left, top... Read more →


FBI Releases New Version of Child ID App

The FBI today is announcing a reboot of its popular Child ID App, which provides parents with an easy way to electronically store their children’s pictures and vital information to have on hand in case their kids go missing. The application, which works on most Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, allows users to store up-to-date images and physical descriptions—like height, weight, birthmarks, etc.—that could help responders in the event of an emergency. The information is stored only on your device—not with your mobile provider or the FBI. The latest version of the Child ID App contains updated features, including high-resolution... Read more →


Happenings at Center City District Parks

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-F: 8am-9pm; Sa & Su: 11am-7pm Now with a full-service bar 5-9pm M-F and all day on the weekends. CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/rosa-blanca-cafe Capogiro @ Dilworth Park, 7 days: 11am-10pm (Starting June 1, weather dependent) CapogiroGelato.com XFINITY WiFi is now available throughout Dilworth Park! June Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/dilworth-park-events Tuesdays at 8:30pm Pictures in the... Read more →


A Wonderful Story, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

Source Big Geek Daddy Click Here to get the Video of the Day A wonderful story from Texas Country Reporter and the work being done to support our Veterans by Lori Stevens and her organization Patriot PAWS. She and her staff spend two years training each service dog at a cost of roughly $30,000 before it is placed with a Veteran at no cost to the Veteran. The Veterans aren’t the only ones who benefit though as a big part of the dogs training is conducted by prison inmates who are able to use their time to do something positive for... Read more →


CNB SPOTLIGHT ON NJ COLLEGE STUDENTS

Lebanon Valley College Congratulates Newly Enrolled Students ANNVILLE, PA (05/27/2015)(readMedia)-- Lebanon Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students have enrolled at The Valley for the Fall 2015 semester. Local students enrolling include: Tiana Evans of Bridgeton, NJ. Evans is a graduate of Bridgeton High School. Luis Vera of Bridgeton, NJ. Vera is a graduate of Bridgeton High School. Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,573 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, business, music education, and... Read more →


VATICAN UNVEILS LOGO, PRAYER, DETAILS OF HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

press release The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people’s “real needs” with concrete assistance, to experience a “true pilgrimage” on foot, and to send “missionaries of mercy” throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella. The yearlong extraordinary jubilee also will include several individual jubilee days, such as for the Roman Curia, catechists, teenagers and prisoners, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, the office organizing events for the Holy Year of Mercy. During a news conference at the Vatican May 5,... Read more →


CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Domicans Have A Long History of Service in Gloucester City

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES POSTED Thursday, May 07, 2009 By Lois Staas Most of the history of St. Mary School in Gloucester City is the history of the Order of the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Rosary. With great care and dedication, they have taught the children of Gloucester City for 126 years. In 1873 at the request of Father Egbert Kars, the first four sisters arrived from Newburgh, NY, to become an enduring part not only of the Catholic Community of St. Mary’s, but all of Gloucester City and environs. In the early days laity taught at St. Mary’s. Some of them... Read more →


Riversharks Defeated in Extra Innings

press release Camden City NJ May 28, 2015-- – The Camden Riversharks mounted a late comeback but would eventually fall to the York Revolution, 5-4, in extra innings Thursday afternoon. Rivershark bats were quiet to begin the contest, as Revolution starter Rommie Lewis stifled the 'Sharks lineup, allowing just three hits and striking out seven in six shutout innings. In the meantime, the Revolution offense added single runs in three innings to give the visitors a 3-0 lead after six innings. Beginning in the seventh inning, the Riversharks lineup snapped their cold streak as Carlos Guzman belted his third homerun of... Read more →


Donna O’Brien Age 62. Of Gloucester City.

On May 20, 2015. Age 62. Of Gloucester City. Born in Hanover Twp., NJ, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Lavenia R. (Yarbrough) O’Brien. Donna worked for many years in the accounting profession with several local businesses and was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church. She is survived by her many loving and devoted friends including Ryan Schultz and her feline and canine companions. Donna lived her life in a way that showed the best way to have friends is to be a friend. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, May 30th at... Read more →


NEW DATE JULY 14TH:

Trial Continued for Suspect Accused of Attacking Gloucester City Resident with a Hammer

by William E. Cleary Sr. PHILADELPHIA PA May 28, 2015 {CNBNews.net}—The Commonwealth vs. Nathaniel Maybin Jr. trial scheduled for today before Judge Sean F. Kennedy was continued as a result of last minute evidence being presented by Maybin’s attorney Allan Jeffrey Sagot. Maybin is charged with allegedly attacking Gloucester City resident David Woods Sr. with a hammer on February 20, 2014 around 5PM as he walked out of a West Philadelphia store, at 49th and Lancaster. The 47-year-old Woods was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Penn (HUP) where he underwent three hours of surgery to repair an eight-inch... Read more →


Watchdog covers civil asset forfeiture:

Richland Police took $4.1 million from motorists and built a police station

Last year in Philadelphia, Chris Sourovelis and his family lost their home after his son was caught by police selling $40 of heroin - photo provided By Andrew Collins Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 RICHLAND, MISSISSIPPI--At first glance, residents of Richland, Mississippi were probably thankful for their new $4.1 million police station, complete with a top-level training center and a fleet of black-and-white Dodge Charger police cars, especially with the sign announcing that funds for it were “tearfully donated by drug dealers.” It seemed like a win-win. After all, who could argue against money from bad guys going to keep us safe?... Read more →