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August 2015

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part-time Building Maintenance Worker for Voorhees Township

PART TIME - 25 hours/week DEPARTMENT: All RESPONSIBILITIES: Voorhees Township seeks building maintenance worker to perform varied simple and moderately physically strenuous tasks involved in cleaning and maintaining offices, furniture, buildings, and grounds. Must be able to make minor repairs to building or equipment. Applicant will need to successfully complete background check. Applications can be obtained at http://www.voorheesnj.com or in person at Human Resources, Voorhees Town Hall, 2400 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ 08043. Submit all applications to the address listed above between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: Three-fourths of NJ sheriffs double-dip, led by 25-year ‘retiree’

By Mark Lagerkvist | NEW JERSEY WATCHDOG.ORG For the past quarter century, Armando Fontoura has been looting a New Jersey state pension fund. But it won’t do any good to call the cops. Fontoura is sheriff of Essex County. A dean among double-dippers, he draws $207,289 a year from public coffers – $144,896 in salary plus $62,393 from pension as a retiree of his own office. Today is the 25th anniversary of Fontoura’s faux retirement. So far, he has collected $1.35 million in retirement cash without ever giving up his full-time county paycheck. On Friday, Aug. 31, 1990, Fontoura retired as county undersheriff at age 47. The following Monday, he returned to work at Essex County with the same salary and duties, but a different title – sheriff’s officer chief. One year later, he took charge as sheriff, a post he’s held ever since. “Does it look bad? Yes,” admitted... Read more →


Catherine C. Shellenberger, Longtime Brooklawn Resident Involved with Little League and Library

Catherine “Kitty” Shellenberger (nee Allen), on August 30, 2015, of Brooklawn. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Shellenberger. Devoted mother of Cathy Dennis (Michael), Barry (Joan), David, Gail Roser (William), and the late Paul. Mother-in-law of Darlene. Loving Grandmother of Michael Shellenberger, Amy Shellenberger French, Brian Whitney, Kevin Whitney, Timothy Whitney, Craig Shellenberger, and Meghan Shellenberger. Great-grandmother of Maria Qualtieri, Vincent, Giana and Marcella Whitney and Mason French. Kitty was a 63 year resident of Brooklawn. For several years she led the Ladies Auxiliary for the Brooklawn Athletic Association while her boys played little league baseball. One of her biggest joys was planning the annual baseball banquet. She also loved helping the students as the librarian at Alice Costello School. Kitty was the happiest when she was with her family down at the Jersey Shore and in Walt Disney World in Florida. There will be a viewing... Read more →


TRAVEL ALERT: Route 42 northbound lanes to be closed overnight for demolition work in Bellmawr

PRESS RELEASE August 31, 2015 (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound this week as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Starting Monday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m., NJDOT’s Contractor, PKF-Mark III, Inc., will close 3 out of 4 lanes on Route 42 northbound to allow for the demolition of the old I-295 bridge over Route 42. Lanes will be closed Monday through Thursday nights as follows - 8:00 p.m. single lane closure, 10:00 p.m. double lane closure, 11:00 p.m. triple lane closure until 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The following detour will be in effect for those driving on Route 42 northbound: When all three lanes are closed, traffic on 42 northbound will be directed to take Exit 1B ramp to Route I-295 northbound. Motorists wanting to continue on Route 42 northbound/76 westbound will... Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES 2009: Your Federal Tax Dollars at Work; $50,000 for New Playing Fields

CNB ARCHIVES POSTED Wednesday, December 02, 2009 GLOUCESTER CITY: photo credit CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY-The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are building a temporary football practice field and a temporary Tee-ball field at the Johnson Blvd. Jogging Track, Klemm Avenue side, so that the hazardous waste from some of the playing fields at the north end of Johnson Blvd. can be removed. The temporary fields will be used during the 2010/2011 seasons. The approximate cost for the fields is $50,000. Today (Wednesday, Dec. 2) several truck loads of sod were unloaded and placed on the fields.. Comments 1 Green side up said... Good. Beats not having any fields at all for the kids to play on. Just wish they could have thrown in a few more bucks and leveled and fixed the whole jogging track complex while they are doing it. ReplyWednesday, December 02, 2009 at 03:43 PM 2 TWR... Read more →


Johnson Health Tech Agrees to Pay $3 Million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defective Fitness Equipment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd, of Taiwan, and Johnson Health Tech North America Inc., of Cottage Grove, Wis., have agreed to pay a $3 million civil penalty. The civil penalty agreementsettles CPSC staff’s charges that Johnson Health Tech knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, regarding a defect and an unreasonable risk of serious injury with Matrix Fitness Ascent Trainers and Elliptical Trainers. The fitness trainers’ defect involved a build-up of moisture in the power sockets of the units from perspiration or cleaning liquids, which caused the machines to short circuit. Between March 2012 and October 2013, Johnson Health Tech received multiple reports of smoking, sparking or melted power components and reports of fires involving the trainers. Despite these reports and two design changes to fix the problem, Johnson Health Tech failed... Read more →


The Cheshire Murders and the Illusion of Safety

If hope is the thing with feathers, then dread is the thing with claws. A story like that of the Petit family sinks its talons into you and refuses to let go. “One of the worst crimes in Connecticut history,” as The New York Times called it, was notable neither for a sensational body count nor… Read more →


Mrs. Eleanor V. McKinney, of Brooklawn, Girl Scouts Leader, Bank Manager, GHS Alumnus

On August 28, 2015. (nee Moen) Age 84. Of Brooklawn. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late John D. McKinney, Jr. In the Loving and devoted care of her children: John D., III (Bonni), Ginny (John) Scout, Francis (Michelle), Michael (Karla) and Steven (Kathy). Loving grandmother of John, IV (Lisa), Jennifer, Megan (Ryan), Shawn, Robert (Erin), Matthew, Christopher, K amryn and Kate. Loving great-grandmother of Aiden and Finnegan. Beloved sister of Jean McLaughlin (Gene “Jeep”). Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Eleanor was born in Gloucester City and was a longtime resident of Brooklawn. She graduated from Gloucester High Class of 1948. Eleanor volunteered many years with the Girl Scouts. She worked as a bank teller for many years and became manager for United Jersey Bank in Gloucester City. Eleanor truly loved her family and that was her biggest joy in life. Relatives and friends are kindly... Read more →


NJ News Commons: NEWARK AIRPORT TERMINAL EVACUATED AFTER SECURITY BREACH

One of the terminals at Newark Liberty International Airport was evacuated and locked down for more than an hour Sunday after a man went through an exit door and into a secure area. NJ.com says the man was detained by federal agents, turned over to Port Authority police, and the terminal was reopened later that evening. NEW JERSEY ECONOMY STILL SHORT OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BOOST BOND RATINGS Wall Street credit-rating agencies still see no reason to raise NJ's low grades, despite a string of positive economic news in recent months. NJ Spotlight says NJ shouldn't expect to see its standing improve any time soon thanks to longstanding fiscal issues that remain key trouble spots, including the underfunded public-employee pension system and a struggling state economy. DRIVERS IN NEW JERSEY FALL FOR LOW GAS PRICES Filling up at the pump hasn't been this sweet in a long time. WNYC... Read more →


Eagles win, wind farms and feds lose in court

Photo from Flickr Commons NATIONAL SYMBOL WINS IN COURT: A decision by a federal court judge rescinded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s 30-year exemption for wind energy and other companies that kill birds such as bald eagles during “normal operations.” By Rob Nikolewski Eagles — and the people who love them — picked up a big win in court this month. How the victory may affect the Obama administration’s desire to dramatically ramp up wind energy production to meet its climate change goals is still unclear. “We believe it’s very good news for eagles,” Michael Hutchins, director of the American Bird Conservancy’s Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, of the Aug. 11 decision by a federal court rescinding a controversial rule proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that granted a 30-year exemption to wind energy and other companies for killing bald and golden eagles. “We can’t have people do end-arounds... Read more →


The Mystery Consumer Suggests: Lunch at Capital Grille, Cherry Hill Mall

The Mystery Consumer | CNBNewsnet CHERRY HILL NJ--This is a well-kept secret. Most people think that Capital Grille is expensive, and for dinner it can get pricey, but lunch is a real deal. First, there’s free valet parking. Just drive up to the stand. Lunch prices are in effect until 4PM. You will find it far less crowded that just about any other dining establishment at the Mall. Capital Grille is located just to the left of the Nordstrom’s entrance to the Mall. The food is excellent and the servers are attentive. They typically have lunch specials, so for two for lunch, it might only cost $10-$20 extra over what you’d spend for lunch at places like Seasons 52 or Brio, which are also very nice. I think the modest difference in price is well worth it. The dining room is walnut and woody-elegant with comfortable booths. If you go... Read more →


DC Homicides Eclipse 2014 Total

Two killings in Washington D.C. Friday pushed the city's homicide tally this year past its total for the whole of 2014, as the city's mayor and law enforcement launched increased efforts to crack down on the violent crime. Two men died and eight were wounded in a shooting in the nation's capital on Friday night, pushing… Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Program Continues to Guide Addicts into Drug Treatment

Release: Gloucester Township Police Department Fifty nine percent of those appearing in Gloucester Township municipal court and suffering from addiction have enrolled in drug treatment as a result the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Project SAVE (Substance Abuse Victimization Effort). In June 2014, the Gloucester Township Police Department launched Project SAVE to focus efforts and practices in three critical areas of law enforcement SUPPRESSION, PREVENTION, and INTERVENTION in an effort to effectively combat the nationwide drug epidemic. One of the most significant initiatives associated with Project SAVE is the SAVE Advocate which entails having a drug advocate and counselor in the Municipal Court Room. The Project SAVE Advocate has been present in the Gloucester Township Municipal Court to assist defendants suffering from addiction and their family members with providing information about available treatment programs. “We are so pleased with the results of this program. Prior to Project SAVE there was no... Read more →


Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine Named to SJ BIZ Magazine’s ‘Power Players’ List

press release August 31, 2015 Voorhees, NJ – Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, has been named one of the 50 most influential business men and women in South Jersey by South Jersey Biz Magazine in its first-ever “Power Players” list of outstanding leaders in the region. Mr. Devine, a 28-year veteran of Kennedy Health, has been the President & CEO of the integrated health delivery system since 2013. Under his leadership, Kennedy Health has been honored as one of the “Best Hospitals in the Country” by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015), as well as being twice named a “Top Workplace” by Philly.com (2014, 2015). Kennedy has also received awards from the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ Network as a top-performing hospital for safe, high-quality, and effective patient care (2014, 2015). Mr. Devine’s recognitions during his many years of service to Kennedy and the... Read more →


Newark murder spike threatens to overshadow Christie's 2016 Camden success story

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, had spent most of Saturday in New Hampshire decrying the "lawlessness" supposedly unleashed by President Obama's selective enforcement of drug and immigration laws. But with Newark suffering five murders in two days last week, and a sixth on Saturday, Christie renewed his calls to reorganize the… Read more →


Construction on the New $87 Million Gloucester City Elementary School is Underway

(photo credit CNBNewsnet) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Ironworkers set the cross beams on the new elementary school being built on Market Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The photo below was taken on Sixth Street. William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ—Work on the Gloucester City Middle School is progressing. This past week Ironworkers were setting the beams and laying the decking on the three- story building using a 35-foot crane (click image to enlarge). Funding for the $64 million project, located on Market Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets is coming from the state’s School Development Authority (SDA). Last August Edye Maier, SDA Public Information Manager, said that figure includes $42 million for the design-build contract, along with the costs for items such as land acquisition, relocation, demolition, and remediation. Maier was asked if there would be any future construction costs? "The $64 million is the total cost of... Read more →


Gloucester Township Residents Displaced After Fire Heavily Damages Home

Photo courtesy of Fire Fighter George Flinn. GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On August 29, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Gloucester Township Police Officers and Fire Personnel from the Erial Fire Department were called to the 2100 block of Garwood Road on a report of a house fire. Officers and firefighters arrived on location and found heavy smoke coming from a residence. At the time of the incident, the residents were not on location but a dog that was inside of the house was removed by a neighbor. The dog sustained an injury and was treated by a local Veterinary center. There were no injuries to any emergency personnel. Garwood Road was closed for approximately four hours. Emergency responders from Erial Fire Department, Lambs Terrace Fire Department, Chews Landing Fire Department, Blackwood Fire Department, Pine Hill Fire Department, Lindenwold Fire Department, Winslow Fire Department, and Gloucester Township EMS were on scene. The incident is... Read more →


Steven P. Mund, of Brooklawn age 31

On August 27, 2015. Age 31. Of Brooklawn. Peacefully after a long illness surrounded by his loving Parents : Philip H. Mund, Jr. and Margaret I. (nee Sayers). Devoted brother of Jodie Boos and Renee Mund. Survived by many loving and devoted friends and family. Steven was born in Camden and raised in Brooklawn. He was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 2002. Steven worked as a nuclear technician for Bartlett Inc. At the request of his family, services are private. Family requests in Steven’s memory donations to American Heart Association : c/o McCann-Healey Funeral Home: P.O. Box 1071, Bellmawr, NJ 08099. Please write in memo: Steven P. Mund. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Steven P. Mund. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 via www.mccannhealey.com Read more →


Obituary | Sophia Foos of Collingswood, formerly of Westville

Sophia Foos (nee Capyak) “Pat”, on August 30, 2015, of Collingswood, formerly of Westville. Age 84 (94). Beloved wife of the late Jack Foos. Devoted companion of Bob Hamilton. Loving aunt of Michael Capyak (Michelle), Peter (Patricia), and Perry Capiak (Debbie), and of Robert, Jr. (Renee), and Michael Hamilton (Linda). Also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Sophia spent many years working as a hairdresser for Gerri Beauty Salon in Collingswood. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11am on Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am at the funeral home. Interment Woodbury Memorial Park, Woodbury. via www.gardnerfuneralhome.com Read more →


Weaponized drones are all the rage for North Dakota police

By Nicholas C. Fondacaro | Watchdog Arena As the proliferation of law enforcement drones expands, so do the concerns about privacy, accountability, and police surveillance in general. Residents of North Dakota now have to be concerned about the use of “non-lethal” weapons on police drones. In April, Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the now controversial House Bill 1328. The stated intent of the bill is “AN ACT to provide for limitations on the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance.” The bill goes on to say in Section 5: A law enforcement agency may not authorize the use of, including granting a permit to use, an unmanned aerial vehicle armed with any lethal weapons. Nowhere in the language of the bill are non-lethal weapons mentioned as prohibited on law enforcement drones. According to a report by the Daily Beast, the original text of the bill prohibited all weapons from police... Read more →


Football preview, 2015: Players to watch at every position

The countdown for the 2015 campaign is now under two weeks. Football season is officially back here in New Jersey. And leading up to the first day of action, NJ.com is your No. 1 spot for complete previews of teams and players from all across the state. RELATED: Preseason roadmap: Football links and preview plan, 2015… Read more →


UPDATE/ He has been found

MISSING!!! AFRICAN GREY CONGO "PHILLY"

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ --African Grey Congo "Philly" flew away from the owners home on August 28, 2015 in the Highland Park section of Gloucester City. They have located him several times on August 29 but he was very high in a tree. The owners attempted to get him using a tree service with a bucket truck but he was scared off by the air breaks on the truck. He was last seen flying near the mini hole. He has a very large vocabulary and most notably says our kids names (Nick, Ava, Chase, and Jackson). He responds to whistling and can be very talkative. If anyone has any info they can call or email me at 856-534-1027 or Kiepson1431@gmal.com Read more →


Philly Naked Bike Ride takes over streets of Philadelphia (PHOTOS)

PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of naked bikers stormed the streets of Philadelphia for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday. For the seventh straight summer, hundreds of bicyclists joined together -- creatively painted or stripped down to their birthday suits -- to promote fuel-conscious consumption, positive body image and cycling advocacy. Before baring all for the… Read more →


Wet Hot American Fire Department

Two firefighters lunge at a fellow smoke eater, spraying him squarely in the face with an electric-green hose. One then closes in and slaps and shoves his opponent's hands, and the firefighter stumbles backward. But he steadies himself and goes on the offensive, hosing his attackers’ faces with an unrelenting stream. After two minutes, the bullies… Read more →


Atlantic City Airshow Lineup Wednesday Sept. 2

Airshow Lineup The following performances have been scheduled to appear at the 2015 Atlantic City Airshow presented by GEICO. The official Airshow schedule will be released in advance of the show. Practice day will take place on Tuesday, September 1 with a modified schedule. Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – 11:30 AM: 11:40 AM – Airshow Tow Banner Flybys 11:45 AM – Jim Beasley III – J3 Cub Flyby 11:55 AM – GEICO Skytypers – Show Center Opening Message 12:00 PM – US Army Golden Knights – Flag Jump w/National Anthem 12:08 PM – US Army Golden Knights – Mass Exit Show 12:16 PM – GEICO Skytypers – Tribute Pass 12:19 PM – Jim Beasley Jr. – SNJ Texan Aerobatics 12:29 PM – Jack Kelly – Bell 47D1 Helicopter Flybys 12:31 PM – AtlantiCare – Medical Helicopter Flybys 12:33 PM – MidAtlantic – MedEvac Helicopter Flybys 12:35 PM – Chopper 6... Read more →


Officer Down : Trooper Chad H. Wolf Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 2015 Trooper Chad Wolf was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle. Trooper Wolf was on motorcycle patrol and traveling northbound in the right lane of Dixie Highway and crossing over southbound I-75 when a vehicle towing an empty trailer traveling in the left lane quickly changed lanes in an attempt to access the I-75 entrance ramp. As the vehicle changed lanes, it struck Trooper Wolf's motorcycle. Trooper Wolf was dragged for several miles on I-75 before the driver pulled over at a rest area. The driver of the vehicle that struck Trooper Wolf cooperated with the investigation and was released without charges. Trooper Wolf served with the Michigan State Police for seven years. He is survived by his wife and four children. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue Michigan State... Read more →


Great Video: The Best of Times | Big Geek Daddy

The Best Of Times is a memorable look back at the 1950’s and 1960’s and should be entertaining to watch for anyone that grew up in that era. Since I was born in the 1960’s it was a little before my time but I still enjoy the music and looking at the muscle cars as I’ve always had a thing for the oldies since I was a kid. If you like this be sure to watch The Best of Times Part Two. If you like to watch Funny, Cool, and Interesting Videos get the Video of the Day Read more →


Major League Baseball Fights Minor Leaguers in Court

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Major League Baseball on Thursday asked a federal judge to dismiss Minor League players' antitrust class action lawsuit that accuses the 30 teams of conspiring with the commissioner to fix their salaries. Lead plaintiff Sergio Miranda sued Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and the 30 Major League teams in December 2014. Miranda claims that Major League Baseball's reserve clause lets teams restrict Minor League players from negotiating with other teams for seven years, denying them "the freedom of movement available to players in virtually all other professional sports in the United States." Average salaries of Major Leaguers have risen by more than 2,000 percent since 1976, while Minor Leaguers' pay increased by just 75 percent, according to the original complaint. Major Leaguers have a union and collective bargaining rights, but Minor Leaguers have no union, no collective bargaining and no free agency. During a motion... Read more →


N.J.'s best cheesesteaks: Munchmobile crew visits 7 standouts

North Jersey seems to think it's superior to South Jersey in pretty much everything food-wise. When it comes to cheesesteaks, though, North Jersey should just hush up. Great cheesesteaks north of the Driscoll? Good luck with that. Your local pizzeria makes them? Wonderful. The overwhelming majority of cheesesteak recommendations I received on Twitter, Facebook and by… Read more →


MS-13 Member Living in Maryland Deported to Face Murder Charges in El Salvador

press release August 28, 2015 BALTIMORE — A Salvadoran man wanted on charges in his home country for aggravated homicide and membership in an illicit group was deported earlier this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). According to Salvadoran authorities Luis Antonio Garcia Garcia, 38, is a confirmed member of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. Among MS-13 members, Garcia goes by the moniker “El Shaggy”. He is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide related to an incident on April 12, 2008 when Garcia allegedly shot a male victim multiple times, resulting in the victim’s death on the scene. Salvadoran authorities have also charged Garcia with membership in an illicit group. After the alleged murder, Garcia fled to the United States. Garcia had multiple drug convictions in the U.S., including a conviction by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on Oct. 15,... Read more →


Atlantic City radio's Pinky Kravitz, host of longest-running talk show, retires

After nearly six decades on the radio, the host of " Pinky's Corner" is calling it a day. Seymour "Pinky" Kravitz, 88, is retiring after 58 years. The Press of Atlantic City reported news of Kravitz's retirement following an announcement from station owner Longport Media on Thursday. Kravitz, a mainstay on Linwood's WOND-AM, has hosted "Pinky's… Read more →


CNB CRIME: Nine arrested in connection with vandalism at Woodland Beach on Aug. 26

press release DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers Thursday arrested five adults and four juveniles in connection with the vandalism of a porta potty in the public fishing pier parking lot at Woodland Beach after hours on Aug. 26. John D. Moss, 21, of Hartly, Timothy A. Dixon Jr., 18, of Felton, and Shane T. Allaband, 20, of Dover, all were charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of trespassing after hours in a state wildlife area. Caleb A. Smith, 18, of Harrington, and Thomas R. Keis, 19, of Marydel, were charged with one count each of trespassing after hours in a state wildlife area. Moss, Dixon and Allaband were released on $150 unsecured bond, while Smith and Keis were released on $50 unsecured bond, pending their appearances in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a... Read more →


Second Annual ‘Farm to Fork’ Fall Wellness Day

Planned at Duffield’s Farm Market for September 26th Voorhees, NJ – Enjoy the start of autumn with fall-themed activities, health information and cooking demos at the 2nd annual “Farm to Fork” Fall Wellness Day set for Saturday, September 26th at Duffield’s Farm Market in Sewell, NJ. The three-hour event sponsored by Kennedy Health and Duffield’s will feature activities, health screenings and cooking demonstrations, all aimed at promoting wellness with an autumn theme! No pre-registration is required, and admission is FREE. When: Saturday, September 26th 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Duffield’s Farm Market 280 Chapel Heights Road Sewell, NJ Activities include: Blood pressure screenings provided by Kennedy Health Alliance BMI screenings provided by HealthTrax Autumn-themed cooking demonstrations Prize wheel fun Completing a “Passport to Health” for a prize Giveaways Duffield’s Farm Market will also be in full swing, with plentiful shopping options, pumpkin picking and other fall harvest events. About... Read more →


CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. 2 No. 10 (August 30, 2015) Editor's 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) Read more →


SEE VIDEO:

CAMDEN CITY HOMICIDE: PERSONS OF INTEREST

CAMDEN CITY NJ (August 29, 2015)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying two individuals captured on surveillance video after leaving the scene of a homicide last night. WATCH VIDEO Camden County Police were dispatched at approximately 11:25 p.m. on Friday to the Northgate I Apartments for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found the victim, Johnathan Simmons, 19, of Camden, lying in the rear lot of the building. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:44 p.m. Two persons of interest who ran from the scene and traveled south on North 6th Street were captured by surveillance cameras as they went through the DRPA tunnel beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. They then continued onto Penn Street by Rutgers University-Camden. One individual was a black male wearing a lightweight striped Hollister hooded... Read more →


CNB Crime: Authorities Investigating Another Murder in the City of Camden, New Jersey

CAMDEN CITY NJ (August 29, 2015)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city last night. Camden County Police were dispatched at approximately 11:25 p.m. on Friday to the Northgate I Apartments for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found the victim, Johnathan Simmons, 19, of Camden, lying in the rear lot of the building. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:44 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Frank Simpson at (856) 365-3114 or Camden County Police Detective Sal Webb at (856) 757-7420. Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. Released Saturday, August 29, 2015. Related: Camden School System is Dying Related: Camden, A Giant Blackhole for Taxpayers Bucks Related: BRIAN WILLIAMS VIDEO: CAMDEN CITY NJ,... Read more →


A GREAT VIDEO:

United States Navy "Jersey Boys" Performance | Big Geek Daddy

RELATED CATEGORY FILM The United States Navy Band performs some songs from Jersey Boys at this outdoor concert from 2014 filmed at the U.S. Navy Memorial. These guys aren’t your average sailors and I would suspect that much like the other service bands they are all talented professional musicians. If you like to watch Funny, Cool, and Interesting Videos get the Video of the Day Read more →


COMMENTARY:

Limbaugh : Journalists, arm yourselves

Rush Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh Guest hosting for Limbaugh, bestselling author Mark Steyn told listeners that as a New Hampshire resident, he's seen the primary process firsthand and believes it "works for the consultant class but it doesn't work as an effective vehicle for conservative ideas." Steyn made fun of the campaign commercials for Jeb Bush and… Read more →


Division of Highway Safety Awards $1 Million to NJ Police Departments to fight Drunk Driving

TRENTON – The Division of Highway Traffic Safety today announced grants totaling $910,000 that will be used by local law enforcement agencies to crackdown on drunk and impaired drivers as part of the national initiative, “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over.” The coordinated, statewide effort will run from today through September 7 and 182 law enforcement agencies received grants of $5,000 to staff saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints. In total, more than 400 agencies are expected to participate in “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over.” “We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea,” said Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky. “Not only does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the... Read more →


Collingswood chef charged in federal child porn sting sees public defender appointed

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The former Collingswood chef arrested last month after a federal child pornography sting saw a public defender assigned to his case after his lawyer withdrew, according to court records. Alexander Capasso, 41, was arrested alongside an ex-girlfriend after investigators allegedly exchanged pornographic images online with him that appeared to show young family members,… Read more →


Commentary: Hurricane Katrina Lessons Still Not Heeded

Volume XX No.35: August 28, 2015 Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast staggered the nation. A major American city was under water, more than 1200 fellow Americans were dead and hundreds of thousands of people were displaced with damaged or destroyed homes. Direct damage costs were in excess of $125 billion and estimates including the ripple effects on the economy were more than $200 billion. And Katrina was just the biggest storm in a year that also saw Rita and Wilma have massive impacts and the National Hurricane Center exhaust the list of names for storms and start using Greek letters. The images scarred the nation’s conscience. Unfortunately, they haven’t had the same scale of impact on the nation’s policies to prepare for and respond to disasters. Policymakers have to reorient the nation’s policies to motivate individuals, communities, states, and federal... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

DEPUTY SHERIFF DARREN GOFORTH End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 2015 Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was shot and killed from ambush while pumping gas into his patrol car at a commercial gas station at the intersection of West Road and Telge Road, in Cypress. Deputy Goforth was on patrol and had completed an assignment at the scene of a vehicle collision. He when to a local gas station to fuel his patrol car. As Deputy Goforth stood next to his patrol car filling it with fuel, a male subject walked up behind him, and fired multiple shots. After Deputy Goforth fell to the ground, the subject shot him several more times before fleeing the scene in a pickup truck. The suspect was apprehended several hours later after a massive manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies from around the Harris County and Houston area. Deputy Goforth had served with the Harris... Read more →


CNB Crime: DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 17-23

Reminder for the week: Visitors to state wildlife, fishing and boating areas urged to respect natural resources DOVER (Aug. 28, 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 Aug. 17-23 made 1,543 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 231 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 86 complaints and issued 71 citations, one of which was related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail, where there is an increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence. Incidents of particular note were: On Aug. 21, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers cited William E. Cunningham, 64, of Dover, for possession of a prohibited shark species near Bowers Beach. Cunningham... Read more →


Gloucester City High School Wall of Honor for Active Military Alumni \CNBNewsnet

ATTENTION ALL GHS ALUMNI GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester High School is building a Wall of Honor for Active Military members who are also GHS graduates. If you would like your service member included, please send an 8X10 Military picture to Mrs Reinhart. Pictures can be mailed to Gloucester City Junior/Senior High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ. 08030 or they can be dropped off in the main office. We will also accept digital copies that can be mailed to rreinhart@gcsd.k12.nj.us. If possible, please submit your picture by August 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Reinhart at 856-456-7000 X 1519. Thank you for helping us honor and recognize those who serve. Source press release August 1,2015 Read more →


CNB Pet Tip of the Week: Fostering a Dog

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet If you cannot dedicate between 8 & 16 years to owning a dog but would still like to interact with one, perhaps fostering a dog is the alternative. Many dogs find the shelter atmosphere far too stressful and will begin to act out or refuse food. In that case, shelters reach out to volunteers to keep a dog in their home until he or she is adopted. Rescue groups are always looking for individuals that can help a dog transition to a forever home. This is another alternative to dedicating yourself for a dog’s entire lifespan. Fostering means that you are committed to taking your temporary family member to a veterinarian, feeding him nutritious food, and spending quality time with him. Usually, if funding is available, the shelter or rescue will pay for all his needs. Fostering is a wonderful way for a family to help... Read more →


BROOKE BURKE RETURNS AS CO-HOST FOR THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA

Voting Continues For "America's Choice" The "2016 Miss America Competition" To Broadcast Live on Sunday, September 13th from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network Atlantic City, NJ (August 28, 2015) - The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that actress and entrepreneur Brooke Burke-Charvet will return as co-host for the "2016 Miss America Competition" alongside host Chris Harrison. This marks Brooke's first time to the Miss America stage since 2013. The "2016 Miss America Competition" airs live from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 - 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. Brooke joins an exceptional roster of celebrity talent, sharing the stage with previously announced judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, as well as Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening. "It's great to be back with Miss America... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Deer, Dove, Canada Goose, Teal seasons Open in September

Hunting opportunities offered on state wildlife areas DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – Delaware’s hunting seasons will start Tuesday, Sept. 1 with the opening of the archery and crossbow deer season and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas. Hunters can start adding teal to their bag on Friday, Sept. 11, when the Special September Teal Season opens in certain areas. The daily teal bag limit is six birds, and includes both green-winged and blue-winged teal with a possession limit of 18 birds. General Migratory Bird Hunting Information for the 2015/16 season: September season dates and legal hunting hours are: Doves: Sept. 1-26 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset)* Resident Canada Geese: Sept. 1-25 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset) Teal: Sept. 11-29 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset). For later dates and other migratory game bird seasons, hunters should consult the 2015/16 Delaware... Read more →


FROM THE Papal Visit Playbook Homepage: World Meeting of Families 2015

From September 22-27, we have the exciting opportunity to highlight the best of Philadelphia and our great Commonwealth to visitors from around the world – and we want to ensure that every resident has the resources needed to enjoy Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. This Papal Visit Playbook is an in-depth guide on what to expect from the Papal Visit. As we all become hosts to the world, this Playbook provides a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts – from a transportation plan overview with soon to come pedestrian maps and walking routes to special dining and event offerings. This Playbook also outlines a general overview of how to personally prepare for an event of this scale and enjoy the city’s unique offerings and events. On behalf of the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the World Meeting of Families, we thank each of you... Read more →


ISIL and Antiquities Trafficking FBI Warns Dealers, Collectors About Terrorist Loot

Satellite imagery of Dura Europos, a 150-acre site in Syria dating to 300 B.C., shows how it looked in 2012 (left) and as it appeared in 2014 covered by looters’ pits. Select the images for high-resolution photos. View more at Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 08/26/15 The FBI is alerting art collectors and dealers to be particularly careful trading Near Eastern antiquities, warning that artifacts plundered by terrorist organizations such as ISIL are entering the marketplace. “We now have credible reports that U.S. persons have been offered cultural property that appears to have been removed from Syria and Iraq recently,” said Bonnie Magness-Gardiner, manager of the FBI’s Art Theft Program. The Bureau is asking U.S. art and antiquities market leaders to spread the word that preventing illegally obtained artifacts from reaching the market helps stem the transfer of funds to terrorists. In a single-page document titled... Read more →