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July 2015

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 →


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... 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.,... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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)... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania News: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR PROSPECTIVE ELK HUNTERS

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... 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... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL: Quitting Smoking May Ease Hot Flashes

CNBNewsnet (Reuters Health) - - Ex-smokers may have fewer and less severe hot flashes during menopause than women who continue to smoke, a small study suggests. Women who hadn't smoked for at least five years were 45 percent less likely to have severe or frequent hot flashes than current smokers, researchers found. But they were still more… Read more →


Jennifer Lopez Looks Her Sexiest Ever At 46 Birthday Bash [PHOTOS]

CNBNewsnet It was the gorgeous diva’s 46th birthday (yes, you read that right) last July 24 and she, of course, celebrated in style with her on-again, off-again beau Casper Smart, who held her hand upon their arrival to the event’s red carpet at Southampton’s club 1Oak. Also in attendance were close friends of the actress and singer,… Read more →


Female surfers hit the water to turn tide against cancer

CNBNEWSNET BEACH HAVEN -- The surfers who entered the ocean at the Taylor Avenue beach on Sunday paddled out for much more than a chance at being the champion of the 7th annual Jetty Coquina Jam. The 48 competitors in the all-female contest surfed for pride and, more importantly, to raise money for the David's Dream &… Read more →


NJ AMERICAN LEGION STATE FINALS RESULTS

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... Read more →


CNB CRIME: N.J. drug 'kingpin' gets 30 years for ring that employed kids

CNBNEWSNET A southern New Jersey man is facing three decades in prison for running a drug ring in Ocean County that employed several juveniles, officials said. Enzo Pena, 29, of Mays Landing, was sentenced Friday in Ocean County Superior Court to 30 years in state prison, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. Pena was arrested in… Read more →


Pension fund trustees seek billions in damages from state

CNBNewsnet TRENTON -- In the latest salvo in the battle between New Jersey and its public workers, the heads of the state's largest pension funds are accusing the state of breaching its contract by underfunding government workers' pensions. The pension heads are seeking billions of dollars in damages. The pension fund trustees' newly amended complaint opens a… Read more →


Former Broker Kwen Young Chun Stole Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars from Eight Investors

NEWARK July 24, 2015 -- The New Jersey Bureau of Securities today issued an order that revoked the registration of and issued a civil monetary penalty against Kwen Young Chun, a Midland Park resident and former broker, after its investigation found that he unlawfully stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from at least eight of his clients and used investor funds for his and his family’s personal benefit. Concurrent with the Bureau’s action, Chun pleaded... Read more →


Justice Department Reaches Settlements With Atlantic City, New Jersey, Hotels

On Access For People With Mobility Impairments NEWARK, N.J. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and U.S. Department of Justice today announced the results of a four-and-a-half year review of several hotels and casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to determine whether they are being operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The announcement comes as the Department marks the 25th anniversary of the ADA.... Read more →


DOT SUPERVISORS SENTENCED FOR FALSIFYING TIMESHEETS TO STEAL OVERTIME PAY

TRENTON JULY 24, 2015 – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that two former supervisors for the New Jersey Department of Transportation have been sentenced to jail for falsifying timesheets to steal thousands of dollars in overtime pay. One was sentenced today, and the other was sentenced last week. Harish Bhanderi, 53, of Newtown, Pa., was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Timothy P. Lydon in Mercer County to 364 days in the county... Read more →


John Doe horror stories: ‘I felt completely helpless in my own home’

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog MADISON, Wisconsin — This is what an abusive, politically motivated investigation looks like: The sun had yet to rise when deputies pounded on the door of Deborah Jordahl’s home in a quiet suburb of Madison. They had a warrant, and they were coming in. Armed law enforcement officers, led by Milwaukee County District Attorney investigator Anna Linden, proceeded to root through the home. They hauled out computers, smartphones, paper... Read more →


One Distributor Admits Role In Conspiracy To Sell Heroin In NJ, Another Sentenced To Prison

press release July 24, 2015 TRENTON, N.J. – One individual pleaded guilty and another was sentenced today in connection with their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Jason O’Neal, a/k/a “Born,” 42, of Farmingdale, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to... Read more →


K of C Christian Refugee Relief Fund provides desperately needed aid

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Having already donated more than $3 million in humanitarian aid to persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in theMiddle East, the Knights of Columbus will expand its efforts even further with a national campaign to raise funds and foster awareness of the terrible suffering of Christians and others in the Middle East. As part of the K of C effort, a new commercial on the issue will... Read more →


FROM MOTHER TO MAYDAY

press release OS3 Stephanie Williams writing down information at Sector Hampton Roads Command Center. Every day communications watch standers stand ready for any event. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup Often times it can be just a moment: A small, “Help,” comes across a radio channel and then is gone. A lost soul adrift in the ocean wondering if anyone heard her or if anyone knows she is out there. Petty Officer 3rd... Read more →


Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Texas: 611,234 Crimes, 2,993 Murders | Rule of Law

The murder of Kathryn Steinle on the Embarcadero in San Francisco by an illegal alien is the most familiar example of a crime committed by an alien. But an unreleased internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that aliens have been involved in thousands of crimes in Texas alone, including nearly 3,000 homicides. PJ Media obtained a never-before-released copy of a Texas DPS report on human smuggling containing the numbers of crimes... Read more →


CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. 2 No. 5 (July 26, 2015) Editors Note: Each Sunday morning 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 New Comic Alert! G-Man Webcomics by Chris Giarrusso... Read more →


Obituary: Katherine M. Sylvia of Gloucester City

Katherine M. Sylvia, age 28, of Gloucester City, NJ, was suddenly carried to heaven on June 17, 2015. Farewell Ceremony A visitation will take place on her birthday, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM followed by a Memorial Ceremony at 11:00 AM at The Lord's Vineyard Church, 301 Colonial Avenue, West Deptford, NJ 08097, www.tlvchurch.org. share memories ... share love ... ShareLife by leaving a memory of Kate here for her family... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Driver in police chase hits 120 mph with baby in car, troopers say

CNBNewsnet A driver with a baby in the car led officers on a chase in Lehigh County that hit speeds of more than 120 mph before bottoming-out his car, Pennsylvania State Police said. Pennsylvania State Police say an Allentown man fled troopers, hitting speeds of over 120 mph, with an infant in the car. (Sarah Cassi |… Read more →


Planned Parenthood Pulls Names of Corporate Donors After Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox Object

Chelsea Scism / @chescismlsea / July 23, 2015 Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization. The move follows a Daily Signal report revealing the names of 41 companies that Planned Parenthood listed as donors. That list, which was featured on Planned Parenthood’s website, has since been removed. >>> We Asked Companies About Their Donations to Planned Parenthood. Here’s... Read more →


TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE: Endless Love for Ethanol

Volume XX No.30: July 24, 2015 It’s a timeless story of teenage romance: pledges of love, abandoning reason, and rebelling against authority. But it’s not the plot of a John Hughes movie, instead it describes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack’s love affair with ethanol. Like in any love crush, this two-term governor of Iowa just can’t seem to quit you, ethanol. And so this week, for his ignoring the will of Congress... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES GOOSE HUNT ANNOUNCED

Pennsylvania Game Commission logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Keith Harbaugh, director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northwest Region, today announced a new initiative to honor military veteran hunters with disabilities. “We are proud to offer qualified veterans with disabilities the opportunity to hunt geese from a blind in the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area located in Crawford County,” Harbaugh said. The hunt will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. This is outside of the established shooting... Read more →


TRIPLE NINES DRAWN

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's PICK 3 day drawing winning numbers were 9-9-9 today, July 24, 2015, resulting in a total payout of $1,444,800 to 5,808 winners. A 50-cent wager on PICK 3 pays $250; a $1 wager pays $500. Triple nines have been drawn a total of 12 times since the Lottery's three-digit draw game began in March 1977. This total includes both evening and day drawings. This number... Read more →


Lindenwold Police Department Welcomes New Officers

photo provided LINDENWOLD NJ--Four new Police Officers were sworn in during Lindenwold Council Meeting last night. The new Officers are Jesus Bonilla-Acosta, Ryan Brennan, Brandan Galezniak and Michael Milewski. All four new officers will begin 20 weeks of training at the Camden County Police Academy on Monday August 3, 2015. Mayor and council would like to congratulate the new Officers. We look forward to their many years of service to our Community. Lindenwold Police Department... Read more →


THE SILENT MAJORITY HAS AWAKENED!

by Donald J. Trump Have you seen today’s poll? What about this Fox poll? We are in first place! All the pollsconfirm it! We continue to prove we are ready to take our country back and, more than any other candidate; we have the support of the people. Yesterday I traveled to Laredo, Texas to visit the border and meet with local law enforcement officials. We discussed the need for stronger border security and the... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Summer is Why

The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association provides 10 tips to keep your family happy and healthy this summer. Robbinsville, NJ, July 23, 2015— Summer can bring many happy memories—family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. According to the American Heart Association... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 13-19

Reminder for the week: Striped bass slot limit season in effect through Aug. 31 in Delaware Bay and its tributaries DOVER (July 24, 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 Natural Resources Police officers between July 13-19 made 1,982 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 356... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL NEWS: The High Cost of Cancer Care/ Your Money or Your Life?

CNBNewsnet In 2008, Hans Christensen received his death sentence. He had a recurrence of melanoma, a sometimes deadly skin cancer he thought he had licked a decade before. It had spread to his lungs, invaded his intestines and eaten up much of the bone in his left humerus, the long bone that runs from the shoulder to… to… Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Interactive Map Tracking Job Creation and Wage Increases Across NJ

CNBNewsnet Both employment and wages in New Jersey rose at the end of 2014, though by less than the national average, and some counties suffered losses, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Atlantic County, for instance, had 5 percent fewer workers in December 2014 than it had a year earlier, giving it… Read more →


N.J.'s 25 best hot dog joints, and why Jersey is the center of the hot dog universe

CNBNEWSNET I received some serious heat for my recent proclamation that New Jersey is a barbecue wasteland, but I come here with tidings of comfort food and joy: If you like hot dogs, New Jersey is nirvana. In fact, the state -- specifically North Jersey -- is the center of the hot dog universe. New York City?… I received some serious heat for my recent proclamation that New Jersey is a barbecue wasteland, but I... Read more →