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July 2015

CNB CRIME: Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah Indicted on Corruption Charges

CNBNewsnet A Democratic member of Congress and four of his associates have been indicted for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy to further their political and financial interests, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah Sr., 58, of Philadelphia was charged in a 29-count indictment, along with his district chief of staff, Bonnie… Read more →

Prosecutor’s Office Seeking Forensic Nurse Examiners

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported the office is seeking registered nurses to be trained as forensic nurse examiners certified in sexual assault. These nurses will respond to victims of sexual assault and play a key role in both collecting evidence necessary for convicting rapists and offering dignity and understanding to those who are the victims of sexual assault. The positions are per diem and require 40 hours per month of on-call time. Interviews for the nurse positions are currently being conducted by the Forensic Nurse Examiner Unit of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. All applicants must be registered... Read more →

CNB Archives: Lions fall short vs. Rams

CNB Archives posted Friday, November 27, 2009 The Lions were carried throughout by running back Steve Kumpf, who rushed for 274 yards and two touchdowns. He scored on runs of 2 yards in the first quarter and 66 in the fourth, but his team couldn't come up with a big play late in the game. With the help of a 27-yard run by Kumpf, Gloucester drove to the Rams' 19-yard line but ran out of downs with 41 seconds to play. It was an emotional loss. via www.courierpostonline.com See video clip 1 See video clip 2 see video clip 3... Read more →

Rand Paul’s ‘Economic Freedom Zone’ a fix for western PA?

U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaking at the launch of his Presidential campaign at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org Rand Paul wants troubled cities declared “Economic Freedom Zones,” with targeted tax cuts and reduced regulation to promote growth and spur jobs. So-called Economic Freedom Zones — known as Zones for Employment and Economic Development in their more developed form in places like Honduras — offer targeted areas the benefits of lower taxes and abstention from certain regulations. The goal is providing a form of government stimulus, different from bailout packages worth billions. The Kentucky... Read more →

Home Country: Bring the Olympic Games to the Valley

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Whenever Delbert McLain – our chamber of commerce here – gets a new idea, he generally shows up at the Mule Barn for coffee. He likes to try the ideas out on bonafide members of the world dilemma think tank before springing them on the world. “What I’m thinking, guys, is this,” he said, “We need to bring the Olympic Games here to the valley!” You could almost hear his balloon of happiness pop when we reminded him of a few drawbacks to his plan: it would cost millions to build all the necessary facilities, there... Read more →

Toe Tapping Music, Uber Not Welcome Here, Ambulance Service May Change in South Jersey

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet The Hegeman String Band at Proprietors Park—This Thursday, July 30 the award winning Hegeman String Band will be performing from 8 pm to 10 pm at Proprietors Park, King Street and the Delaware River, Gloucester City. Sponsored by The Camden County Board of Freeholders and the County Parks Department On the Road Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and the family for a fun-filled evening of toe-tapping music on the Delaware. A SLOW NEWS DAY—When looking for a story idea all a reporter has to do these days is check out social media.... Read more →

A Pennsylvania Woman Climbs Tree Fearing Coyote

CNBNewsnet MANCHESTER TWP. -- A Pennsylvania woman vacationing at a Christian retreat center was rescued from a tree early Monday morning after she climbed 15-feet high to avoid what she thought was a coyote. Officers from the Manchester Police Department responded to America's Keswick at approximately 3 a.m. after a man who went outside to smoke a… Read more →

'It's going to be worse': Gypsy moth damage up for 2015, expected to continue

CNBNewsnet Cyclical by nature, damage from gypsy moth caterpillars this year approached the recent record for acres of trees affected in New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, experts say that based on recent defoliation surveys 2016 is not expected to be any better. "It's going to be worse," said Terry Brady, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and… Read more →

Discount Offered To Gloucester Township Community For DNA Home Asset Marking Program

- Limited Time Only A discount is being offered for the Gloucester Township community who want to take advantage of this new DNA Home Asset Marking Program intended to help serve as a countywide deterrent and assist law enforcement in returning stolen property to owners. Their offer is only valid through September 30, 2015 and gives a $10 savings plus free shipping on the product when you use the group code: "gloucester." More than 20 chiefs of police from throughout Camden County, including Chief Harry Earle, participated in a news conference on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at the Camden County... Read more →

Owner Of Illegal Online Gambling Website Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

PRESS RELEASE NEWARK, N.J. JULY 28, 2015 – A website owner involved in an illegal sports betting conspiracy with the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced today to 18 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Joseph Graziano, 78, of Springfield, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an information charging him with one count of racketeering conspiracy. Judge Cecchi imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Graziano was the principal owner of Beteagle.com, a website located... Read more →

Plans Announced for Handling Congestion at Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park

NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT announce Additional trains and traffic management aim to ease congestion (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and NJ TRANSIT announced today plans to help move a record number of attendees going to the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah this Sunday, August 2. “With record crowds expected to come out to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Haskell Invitational this weekend, NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT have developed a plan to move people in and out of Monmouth Park as safely and efficiently as possible,” NJDOT... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: state record 21.8-pound blueline tilefish caught in Norfolk Canyon

Photo caption: Angler Jesse Kegley with his new state-record 21.8-pound blueline tilefish/Photo courtesy of Lewes Harbour Marina LEWES (July 28, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 21.8-pound blueline tilefish caught on July 25 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Norfolk Canyon, some 70 miles offshore. The catch eclipses the previous state record blueline tilefish, caught just over a month ago in Baltimore Canyon, by two pounds. Jesse Kegley of Townsend caught the new record 36.5-inch-long blueline tilefish aboard the charter boat Patient Lady with Capt. John Schneider... Read more →

Coast Guard Assists in Release of 600 Sea Turtles Off Boca Raton Coast

Sea turtle hatchlings are placed in bins by members of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center prior to being released to the Atlantic Ocean July 27, 2015. In total, 624 loggerhead hatchlings, nine green sea turtles, three juvenile loggerheads and one post hatchling hawksbill were released by the Coast Guard and Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios. MIAMI — More than 600 baby sea turtles were released back into the Atlantic Ocean Monday in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting... Read more →

CNB Archives November 2009: A New Governor, Congratulations James Gang, Correction

CNB Archives Friday, November 06, 2009 HOPEFULLY CHANGE IS ON THE WAY-The Monday morning quarterbacks are out in force giving their opinions on why Christie won the top seat in the state. The Democratic pundits are making light of the fact that Corzine lost the election saying he loss because of the recession and high unemployment. And they brush over the fact that although President Obama, Vice President Biden and former president, Bill Clinton were running around the state campaigning for the governor he still loss in a state that "bleeds Blue". I think the public was not only fed... Read more →

For Two Hours Police Chase Man Wanted for Stealing Underwear from Brooklawn Store

BLACKWOOD -- The borough man who took police on a pursuit that went between South Jersey and Philadelphia multiple times was wanted for stealing underwear at a grocery store in Brooklawn, according to 6ABC. Robert Ritter, 54, also had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence charges in Gloucester Township among other offenses. According to 6ABC's report,… Read more →

American Legion State Finals: Gloucester Township v Brooklawn Wednesday Evening

2015 State Finals Starts Saturday, July 25, 2014 Location - Moody Park, Ewing, NJ Jul 25/Sat 10:00 AM Game 1 Hamilton 31 0 vs Brooklawn 72 6 DH Game 2 Flemington 159 8 vs Hopewell 339 7 4:00 PM Game 3 Gibbsboro 371 11 vs BCAL Bears 3 DH Game 4 Broad Street Park 313 1 vs Gloucester Twp 281 9 Jul 26/Sun 10:00 AM Game 5 Hamilton 31 7 vs BCAL Bears 6 (Out) DH Game 6 Hopewell 339 1 (Out) vs Broad Street Park 313 6 4:00 PM Game 7 Brooklawn 72 9 vs Gibbsboro 371 2 DH... Read more →

FBI Arrests Animal-Rights Activists For Releasing Minks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested two animal rights activists and charged them with terrorizing the fur industry as they released about 5,740 minks from farms and ranches, and vandalized the homes and businesses of members of the industry. The activists, who were on cross-country road trips, were arrested by the Joint Terrorism Task Force,… Related articles Man planted imitation bomb at N.J. municipal building, police say FBI - Harrisburg Man Charged with Four Additional Bank Robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey FBI - Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking What former FBI profilers, criminologists are... Read more →

A State Of Emergency For The Pope

A small township in Pennsylvania has declared a state of emergency ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the United States in September. Authorities in Middletown, Pennsylvania, which is about two hours outside of Philadelphia, recently decided to adopt the emergency designation in an effort to help prepare for the pontiff's stopover. It could increase security and… Read more →

A Busy Day for the Bellmawr Volunteer Fire Dept.

source Bellmawr Fire Department Facebook page BELLMAWR NJ JULY 27, 2015 (CNBNewsnet)--The Bellmawr Volunteer Fire Department on Monday responded to one highway hazard, two MVA's and a reported Building Fire at Carmen's deli on Browning Road. No worries. The fire was minor and caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette which ignited some wood around one of the overhead doors. The fire was quickly extinguished with no damage to the deli section. Six calls today with a few hours to go members spent the evening cleaning the apparatus and installing new storage shelving in the firehouse. Busy first half of Monday.... Read more →

Nicodemo S. Scarfo Member Of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Sentenced To 30 Years

For Racketeering And Other Crimes Nicodemo S. Scarfo, photo courtesy of the Bergen Dispatch Three Conspirators to be Sentenced This Week CAMDEN, N.J. JULY 28, 2015– A member of the Lucchese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses. Three other members of the conspiracy are scheduled to be sentenced later this week. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District New Jersey and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and made the announcement. Nicodemo S. Scarfo,... Read more →

Our Country is in Mourning, A Veteran Died Today (VIDEO)

Published on May 22, 2015 Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary. Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country. JUST A COMMON SOLDIER SUBMITTED BY Dece Read more →

Bamboozled: What happens to unused cemetery plots?

Jim Powers comes from a Catholic family that's been pretty good at planning ahead. In 1962, Powers' parents went partners with Powers' aunt uncle on some cemetery plots at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, a Catholic cemetery operated by Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark. They purchased space for eight people for $600, and they Read more →

Bellmawr Library to Hold Summer Clearance Book Sale in August

Sale to raise money to support teen and tween programs at library – Volunteens of Bellmawr branch library work to get ready for last year’s sale. The annual sale raises money for teen and tween programming at the branch. (Camden Co. Library Photo/Debbie Stefano)] VOORHEES, N.J. – July 27, 2015 -- The Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library System will hold its annual three-day book sale from Thursday, Aug. 13 to Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The sale offers bargains on all kinds of books – fiction, children’s, young adult, mysteries and more. Most items will be priced between fifty-cents... Read more →

CNB Archives 2009: Dead Pond Fish, $400 Million to Cleanup Radon, Public Question Passed

CNB Archives Monday, November 16, 2009 Dead Pond/Aquarium Fish, $400 Million to Cleanup Radon, Public Question Passed, The More Things Change etc.… By William E. Cleary Sr Who is responsible for Dead Pond/Aquarium Fish-This past summer a number of Gloucester City residents alleged that the City’s water was responsible for killing their aquarium and pond fish. Some of those same residents filed a claim against the City seeking reimbursement for their loss. A number of the fish that were killed were Japanese Kio fish. A fully matured Kio is priced as high as $3000. Judy Baker, who lost her pond... Read more →

Wedding of the Sea Saturday, August 15

ATLANTIC CITY NJ--The Parish of Saint Monica, the newly united citywide parish of Atlantic City, will hold the annual Wedding of the Sea on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Boardwalk Hall. The summer tradition will bring together the four church communities, Saint Michael, Saint Nicholas of Tolentine, Our Lady Star of the Sea, and Saint Monica, that became one last month under the guidance of Bishop Dennis Sullivan. Beginning in Venice around the year 1,000 A.D., when civil and religious leaders performed an annual “wedding” between the city and the Mediterranean Sea, the event symbolized the maritime power’s vital relationship to... Read more →

Despite IRS Commissioner’s denials, new report shows problems remain at tax agency

By Fran Eaton and Dennis LaComb | Watchdog Arena | July 27, 2015 There’s no problem with the Internal Revenue Service’s audit selection process, insisted IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Thursday morning at a Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. Koskinen said concerns raised by Congress and the then-Inspector General two years ago about the IRS’ audit selection process have been addressed. “As part of their reviews, both the IRS’ chief risk officer and the [Government Accountability Office] offered recommendations for improvements in our internal control to further reduce any risks that exist for returns to be selected in an unfair manner,”... Read more →

U-12 Li'l Leaguers second runner-up in AsPac regional

GUILLIN, China The Phillippines' under-12 Little League team finished a decent second runner-up recently in its return to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regional tournament after 30 years. The team was led by manager Lillian Golez Urbina and University of the Philippines' baseball varsity head coach Anthony Dizer, who was in part assisted by Ruel Batuto… Read more →

CNB Archives: Mt. Ephraim: Mr. Stoops Retiring After 40 Years of Teaching

CNB Archives posted Friday, November 27, 2009 By Leigh Anne Hubbs NEWS Correspondent There were watery eyes at Mount Ephraim’s November Board of Education (BOE) meeting, as Eighth Grade science teacher Mr. Stoops read aloud his resignation letter. He will retire as of January 1, 2010 after 40 years of teaching. Superintendent Joseph Rafferty, President Darlene Alexander and Board Member Rocco Vespe commented that Mr. Stoops has been a positive influence on so many students, his name carries a lot of respect in Mount Ephraim, and his service has been key in the level of quality education which students receive.... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland News: Three Venomous Snakes Seized

ALLEGANY COUNTY MARYLAND--A raid of an Allegany County pet shop and home Thursday resulted in the seizure of three venomous snakes and a dozen other snakes. Acting on a tip, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers armed with a search warrant removed a West African spitting cobra, a monocled cobra and a timber rattlesnake—each about three feet in length—from a home in Crespatown. At Daddieo’s Pet Store in Cumberland, officers found a dozen corn snakes. The pet shop, at 12512 Naves Cross Road, and the home on Winchester Road are owned by John Paul Stosick III, 47, of Cresaptown. Maryland law... Read more →

Court to review Housing Authority's OPMA violations

press release On August 21, Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely is scheduled to hear argument in a case against the Summit Housing Authority for non-compliance with New Jersey's open public meetings law. The matter is currently set for 9 a.m. in Elizabeth. The case, which alleges multiple violations of the state's Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) , was filed by the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) earlier this year. It's the latest of several "affirmative litigation" lawsuits brought by the public advocacy group to draw attention to such violations and... Read more →

Kennedy Health Care Center Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

Shown, left to right, are: Back row – Natalie Battista, KHCC’s Executive Director; Theresa and Ed Sbaraglia, Philomena’s daughter-in-law and son; Front row – Philomena Sbaraglia; and Carol Prendergast, KHCC’s Activities Director Sewell, N.J. – Longtime Kennedy Health Care Center (KHCC) resident Philomena Sbaraglia was honored with a special birthday party last week. She turned 100 years old on July 24th. Sbaraglia, who has lived for the past seven years at the Washington Township, NJ-based Kennedy Health Care Center (a long-term care facility), was joined by family members, fellow residents and KHCC staff for her birthday party. She was presented... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Five Steps to Boost Your Home’s Value

PRESS RELEASE More than 4.9 million homes were sold in 2014, and the median price was up about 6 percent from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors. For many people, a home is not just the place they make memories, it’s also their largest asset. If you’re planning on putting your house on the market, you’ll want to get the best price possible. There are steps you can take to enhance how much you make on the sale, according to the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA). Consider Curb Appeal Most buyers make an... Read more →

WalletHub Study: 2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Soccer Fans

PRESS RELEASE With the MLS All-Star Game just two days away and America’s record-breaking victory in this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, the leading personal finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015's Best & Worst Cities for Soccer Fans. To find the best spots for soccer fans, WalletHub compared the 172 most populated U.S. cities with at least one college or professional soccer team across 18 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the average ticket price for an MLS game to stadium accessibility to the number of championship wins. Best Cities for Soccer Fans Worst Cities for... Read more →

Be a South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival Sponsor

Sponsorships are Good For Your Business By becoming a South Jersey Pumpkin Show Sponsor, your company or organization has the opportunity to reach over 10,000 festivalgoers from New Jersey and surrounding states. Sponsorship plans are designed to help best achieve the company's marketing goals and can be customized to help fit any business' budget and audience. Sponsorship opportunities range from Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Little Miss& Mister Pumpkin Show to Official Event Sponsor and everything in between. Reach diverse audiences and gain unparalleled exposure! Be a Sponsor! Visit our Sponsorship Page here! Click here: South Jersey Pumpkin Show Sponsorships Read more →

Zombie foreclosures: Why it's a problem and what one N.J. county is doing about it

While a "zombie foreclosure" may sound like something you would find on a particularly messy episode of The Walking Dead, the term actually describes a problem plaguing towns around New Jersey. While a "zombie foreclosure" may sound like something you would find on a particularly messy episode of The Walking Dead, the term actually describes a problem plaguing towns around New Jersey. Of all the American homes currently in the foreclosure process, one in four were vacated by homeowners prior to a bank repossessing the property, according… Read more →

LEGION STATE FINALS: Brooklawn v Flemington tonight at 7PM

2015 State Finals Starts Saturday, July 25, 2014 Location - Moody Park, Ewing, NJ Jul 25/Sat 10:00 AM Game 1 Hamilton 31 0 vs Brooklawn 72 6 DH Game 2 Flemington 159 8 vs Hopewell 339 7 4:00 PM Game 3 Gibbsboro 371 11 vs BCAL Bears 3 DH Game 4 Broad Street Park 313 1 vs Gloucester Twp 281 9 Jul 26/Sun 10:00 AM Game 5 Hamilton 31 7 vs BCAL Bears 6 (Out) DH Game 6 Hopewell 339 1 (Out) vs Broad Street Park 313 6 4:00 PM Game 7 Brooklawn 72 9 vs Gibbsboro 371 2 DH... Read more →

New Jersey pensions sue Christie for $4 billion in missed payments

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog | July 27, 2015 New Jersey’s three largest public pension plans are taking Gov. Chris Christie to court in a renewed effort to force the state to pay more than $4 billion in missed payments to retirement funds. The papers were filed in Mercer County Superior Court Friday by the Public Employees Retirement System, Teachers’ Pension Annuity Fund and Police and Firemen’s Retirement System. Combined, the three state plans represent roughly 290,000 retirees and 475,000 active members. “We’re looking to get a judgment out of this,” said Tom Bruno, chair of the PERS... Read more →

Theresa M. ( Tee) Walters, of Gloucester City, formerly of Barrington,Succumbs to Stage 3 COPD

Born January 30 th, 1966, Suddenly passed on July 15 th, 2015 from stage 3 COPD at her residence in Gloucester City at the age of 49. She is survived by her father Wallace “Wally” Walters, family, and many friends. She is preceded in death by her mother Phyllis Walters and brother Robert Walters. Theresa was born in Philadelphia, PA and was a resident of Barrington. She attended Haddon Heights High school and graduated in 1984. She worked for the past several years at Bureau of Vital Statistics for the City of Philadelphia, PA as a clerk. Theresa had a... Read more →

Robert I. Lewis, Jr. of Brooklawn, Retired Postal Worker, Mustangs Football Coach, GHS Alumnus

Robert I. Lewis, Jr., of Brooklawn, succumbed on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the age of 68. Born and raised in Gloucester City, Bob was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1965 and was head of his class reunion committee for many years. He retired from the Gloucester City Post Office after 38 years where he was the head shop steward for the union and then worked part-time for Rapid Rover in Pennsauken. Bob was a member of the AOH Division 1, a parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church and longtime coach and volunteer for the Gloucester City... Read more →

Homeland Security Monitoring Protests

CNBNEWSNET The federal government has been closely tracking the Black Lives Matter movement for the past year, the Intercept exclusively reported. Documents recently released under a Freedom of Information Act request showed that the Office of Operations Coordination under the Department of Homeland Security repeatedly used social media to gather information and watch demonstrations in places like… Read more →

FBI: Financial Fraud The Hair Show That Never Was

07/21/15 Tamira Fonville’s job might be described as “recruiter.” For a time, she profited substantially by enlisting college-age women to participate in a hair show. The problem was, there never was any show, and everything about Fonville’s line of work was a fraud. She and her partner—both of whom are now in prison—regularly traveled the Interstate 95 corridor from New York to Washington, D.C., visiting shopping malls and other places where young women were known to spend time. Using a series of phony names, Fonville would interest the women in the hair show, offering to pay for their services. But... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES : November 2009 Cheers and Jeers

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES published November 2009 By William E. Cleary Sr. JEER-The state of New Jersey announced recently that it is facing a $1 billion hole in this year’s budget — a shortfall five times bigger than previously disclosed — and will cut funding for schools, municipalities, higher education, hospitals and pension plans to help close the gap. Thank you Trenton politicians (Democrats and Republicans) for screwing up the state we call our home. You and I deserve some of the criticism too for electing these clowns year after year. We could solve the problem by passing a law that would... Read more →

ARCHIVES: The Poorest School Districts, Paid Fire Departments, Recovery Funds, Mother Nature

CNB Archives posted Friday, November 20, 2009 By William E. Cleary Sr. NJ HAS THE POOREST SCHOOL DISTRICTS-New Jersey annually ranks at or near the top among the states in household income. But it has some of poorest school districts in the country, according to the Press of Atlantic City (November 19, 2009 edition www.pressofatlanticcity.com). In terms of the percentage of Camden County children, Camden City comes in first out of 37 communities with 32 percent of the 18,551 school children between age 5-17 living in poverty or 6,024; Woodlynne is second with 23 percent of the 627 children age... Read more →


July 27, 2015 After a terrible commute week last week, NJ Transit announced on Sunday that today's commute would also be a mess, and that cross-honoring is in effect with the buses – on top of last week's news about a 9% fare hike. Despite Sunday's warning, things seem to be going smoothly so far this morning. Over the weekend, Governor Christie blamed Amtrak for the problems and delays, but Alfred Doblin of The Record is putting the blame squarely on Christie. POLITICO MOVES INTO NEW JERSEY Politico has officially launched New Jersey Playbook, Matt Friedman's must-read briefing on the... Read more →


MAPLE SHADE NJ July 26, 2015--Detective II Gerald Theckston of the New Jersey State Police Composite Artist Unit assisted the Maple Shade Police Department with this sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of copper generator cable, valued at $100,000. Suspects stole the cable from a shipping container at Sunbelt Rentals on Route 73 on the evening of Saturday, July 11, 2015 The suspect is between the ages of 20-25, 5’5” to 5’8”, and 120-150 pounds. Police are looking for the car of the suspect as well, which is described as an older white GMC van with... Read more →

Obituary | Mary I. McDade of Sicklerville, formerly of Bellmawr

Mary I. McDade (nee Goeller), on July 25, 2015, of Sicklerville, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted mother of Rosemary Barton (Charles), Catherine Dinoto (Lawrence), and Joanne Bonafiglia (Joseph). Loving grandmother of Joseph Dinoto, Amanda Hurley (Eric), and Rebecca Barton. Caring Sister of Elizabeth O’Donnell, and the late Paul Goeller. Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, and friends. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and also loved to travel. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 7 to 9pm and Saturday morning from 8:15 to 9:15AM at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass... Read more →

A large family of faith and stewardship

SICKLERVILLE NJ--At St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville, stewardship is strongly encouraged by Father Michael Matveenko, who has served as pastor there for almost four years. “We’re constantly stressing the importance of stewardship to our parishioners,” explains Father Matveenko. “If we are going to be serious about our faith, we need to be actively involved.” But the impetus to service doesn’t get its start in the pews. Charity — and stewardship — truly begins at home. If you have any doubts about that, just ask the Ryan family. Sean and Kathy Ryan are “cradle Catholics” who joined St. Charles Borromeo... Read more →


press release Those looking to take part in Pennsylvania’s 2015 hunt must submit applications by July 31. Those whose names have been drawn will tell you – there’s nothing like the opportunity to pursue Pennsylvania’s elk. ?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" / But those who don’t act fast will miss out on their chance to participate in Pennsylvania’s 2015 elk hunt. The deadline to enter the annual drawing for elk licenses is July 31. Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough urged hunters to be mindful of the deadline. “We have world-class elk here, and being selected for... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES: A Fun Time on the Northwind

CNB ARCHIVES POSTED NOVEMBER 26, 2009 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ November 26, 2009--The Gilligan Island Crew-Enjoying a ride this past summer on the Gloucester Sail schooner The Northwind, are from left to right, Bill “Wibby” Yeager aka The Skipper, Joe Miller aka Gilligan, Frank “Reds” Grandizio, The Professor and Mike Gurchick who was just told by Reds he could choose to be either The Movie Star or Maryann. The four “Geezers” are members of the BREAKFAST CLUB which meets this Saturday, November 28th at the Dining Car Depot, Railroad and Monmouth Street, at 9 AM. The last guy there picks up... Read more →