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August 2015

Rider University Baseball: Coaching Staff Complete

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The coaching staff for the 2016 Rider University baseball team has been completed, head coach Barry Davis announced. In July it was announced that Rider grad John Crane ’96 was returning to his alma mater to be the new pitching coach. Joining Crane on the staff will be assistant coaches Jake McGeary and Matt Maher. “We are thrilled to have Jake and Matt on our staff this year,” said Davis, the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year. McGeary, of Bethlehem, PA, has served as the head coach of the Lehigh Valley Catz of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League and... Read more →


Kennedy Health Hosts Fall Fitness and Dance Classes

Voorhees, NJ – Looking to get, or stay, in shape through aerobic exercise or dance? Interested in improving your flexibility and strength through yoga? Kennedy Health makes it easy to get moving with a full range of classes geared toward every fitness and age level at convenient locations throughout South Jersey. Offerings include cardio, dance, resistance and yoga. Visit www.kennedyhealth.org/classes-and-events or call 800-547-9007 for a full list of class dates and times. Registration is necessary. Upcoming Kennedy Fall Fitness and Dance classes include: Westville Square (Xavier Catering Hall) – 201 Broadway, Westville, NJ Ballroom/Latin Dance Variety – Tuesday, Sept. 22,... Read more →


Fearing for their flock, N.J. pastors seek concealed carry gun permits

MOUNT LAUREL TWP. -- Fearing for their flock, two South Jersey pastors are struggling with the state's concealed carry permitting process and reached out to the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) to voice their frustrations. Pastor Kevin Bernat, with New Life Assembly in Egg Harbor Township, and Pastor Jeffrey Kovach, of Calvary Bible Church, in… Read more →


Foodie Things To Do This Weekend and Beyond

This weekend: August 29: The Manahawkin Flea Market welcomes the Bikes & Bites Food Truck Festival. CheezeN, Kenny's Empanadas, and Mary, Queen of Pork are just some of the trucks that will be in attendance, offering plenty of tasty grub for all to enjoy. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 657 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin. August 29: … Read more →


Raymond B. Bock, Jr. of Gloucester City, age 78

On August 27, 2015. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Carol (nee Palmer). Also survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother and sister. Ray proudly served our country in the U.S Marine Corps. He retired from Wheaton Village in Millville. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, followed by a Catholic Funeral Service at 8 PM. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Raymond B.... Read more →


CNB CRIME: CAMDEN COUNTY PD ARREST Runnemede Man with Gun Following Car Stop

Press release August 27,2015 (Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department officers arrested a Runnemede man Saturday night after he was found to be in possession of a handgun and hollow point bullets. Shortly after 7 p.m., Officer Joseph Pemberton was on patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Mount Ephraim Avenue and Everett Street when he observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road impeding traffic. Officer Pemberton and Officer Jarred Levenson investigated and found that the driver – John Kobsar, 48, of Runnemede – was in possession of an H&R American Double Action... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sgt. Peggy Vassallo Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant Peggy Vassallo Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department, Missouri End of Watch: Monday, August 24, 2015 Sergeant Peggy Vassallo was struck and killed by a vehicle while rendering aid to another driver after being involved in an accident shortly before 8:00 am. Sergeant Vassallo, who was in full uniform, was en route to work when she was involved in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Lindbergh Blvd and Old Jamestown Rd, in St. Louis County. The other driver was complaining of neck pain, prompting Sergeant Vassallo to contact dispatchers to request medical assistance. As she was speaking to dispatchers... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Arrest an Alleged King and Queen on Pot Charges and Other Related Crimes

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (CNBNEWSNET)--Gloucester City Police on Thursday, August 27 at 8:45 PM arrested two South Burlington Street residents on marijuana charges and other related crimes. One of the suspects, Amanda Mayer, stated that police could not arrest her husband, Sherman Green, age 38, because he is the “king” and “God.” And she is the "queen." From the police report: On 08/27 at 2045 an officer observed a male sitting in his vehicle on the unit block of S. Burlington Street playing music at an extremely loud level. The officer approached and observed the male smoking marijuana inside of the... Read more →


KENNEDY FASTCARE CELEBRATES OPENING AT AUDUBON ACME STORE

photo provided Audubon, NJ – The first-ever Kennedy Health FastCare clinic was officially unveiled inside the ACME supermarket in Audubon, NJ, (100 N. Black Horse Pike) on August 26th. This new FastCare clinic – the only one in southern New Jersey -- offers convenient, economical healthcare services for the treatment of minor medical conditions and symptoms. As Kennedy celebrates its 50th anniversary year, it has returned to Audubon as a location to provide care – the place where it all began, as Kennedy’s predecessor operated in Audubon for many years as Valley General Hospital, prior to the opening of Kennedy’s... Read more →


Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted. - Vox

The on-camera shooting of two Virginia reporters Wednesday morning seems bound to evoke, like so many shootings before it, some sort of national conversation about gun control. Which means there will likely be some of debate about whether it would even be possible for the US to limit its millions of privately held guns — by far a higher per capita gun ownership rate than any other country. It is worth considering, as one data point in the pool of evidence about what sorts of gun control policies do and do not work, the experience of Australia. Between October 1996... Read more →


Cape May County Prosecutor Releases Operation Dreamchaser Indictment

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announced that on August 25, 2015, the Cape May County Grand Jury returned an Indictment in connection with the “Operation Dreamchaser” investigation, a several month long large-scale narcotics investigation initiated in January 2015 by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force, culminating in the execution of numerous arrests and search warrants throughout Cape May County on May 7, 2015. The Indictment charges the following: Javier Alicia-Garcia with Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, first degree, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3; Javier... Read more →


EPA withholds mine spill documents from Congress

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the West. “It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining to the Gold King Mine spill,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX). “These documents are essential to the Committee’s ongoing investigation and our upcoming hearing on Sept. 9. But more importantly, this information matters to the many Americans... Read more →


Route 168 ramp to I-295 to be closed this weekend in Bellmawr

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the ramp from Route 168 southbound to I-295 southbound will be closed this weekend as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. NJDOT contractor, Conti Enterprises, will close the ramp from Route 168 southbound to I-295 southbound starting Friday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. until Monday, August 31 at 5:00 a.m. for pavement reconstruction. The following detour will be in effect for those trying to access Route 168 westbound from I-295 northbound: Motorists will be directed to continue on Route 168 southbound to the ramp to... Read more →


CNB Archives: Gloucester City’s Municipal Clerk Is Fired; A Turbulent Three Years Comes to an End

CNB Archives posted Thursday, December 10, 2009 By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net Category City of Gloucester City Gloucester City Mayor and Council passed a resolution at its December 7th work session to terminate the employment of Municipal Clerk Paul Kain. Kain has been absent from his position since July 10, 2009. He is no longer being paid his annual salary of $65, 000 however he continues to receive his health benefits until the end of the year. John Kearney city solicitor said because Kain has job tenure the matter now goes to the State Department of Community Affairs... Read more →


Criminal probe secrets center on Christie’s second-in-command

By Mark Lagerkvist / August 26, 2015 The public’s right to know the outcome of a criminal probe of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will be debated next week in state appellate court. New Jersey Watchdog is appealing a lower court’s decision not to release the findings of an investigation by the state attorney general’s Division of Criminal Justice. Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard next Wednesday at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Guadagno frequently serves as acting governor when Chris Christie travels outside the state on presidential campaign trips. She is... Read more →


Voorhees Police Are Now Using LeadsOnline, the Nation’s Largest Online Investigative tool

LeadsOnline, the nation’s largest online investigative tool, helps police instantly track and recover stolen property no matter where it is stolen or sold. LeadsOnline also helps Voorhees citizens safely and securely store important information that is useful in recovering property in the event of a loss or theft through reportit.leadsonline.com. Voorhees, NJ – In an effort to further combat crime in Voorhees, the Voorhees Police Department is now using LeadsOnline – an investigative system that enables detectives to search for suspects and stolen property across secondhand stores, scrap metal recyclers, precious metal buyers, pawn shops, and internet (eBay) drop-off stores... Read more →


College of Saint Elizabeth Opens Art Show, Histories: Figuring It Out

Morristown, NJ – On Thursday, September 13, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., the College of Saint Elizabeth will open its 29th art show with a free, public reception to meet the artists at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery in Annunciation Center on campus. Histories: Figuring It Out displays the work of eight different artists whose drawings, paintings, photo-montages, mixed-media sculptures, and installations, reveal many different ways the human figure is used in contemporary art. The show dates are September 17, 2015 to November 22, 2015 and the exhibit is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00... Read more →


Kennedy Health Offers Free Informational Seminars on Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Voorhees, NJ – Overweight? Frustrated with diets that don’t work and rebounding weight loss – and gains? Maybe it’s time you found out more about bariatric (weight loss) surgery! Sign up to attend one of Kennedy Health’s upcoming FREE informational bariatric surgery seminars, to learn more about the various surgical weight loss options offered at Kennedy University Hospital to qualified patients. Upcoming program dates and locations include: Place: Kennedy – Stratford: 18 E. Laurel Road, 3rd Floor, Room L Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Dates: 9/22, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24 Place: Kennedy – Washington Township: 435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Turnersville, 1st... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: ELK RAFFLE RAISES RECORD AMOUNT FOR CONSERVATION

Game Commission, partner organizations thank hunters for important contributions. Chalk it up as another win for wildlife conservation. With crowds estimated in the tens of thousands, this weekend’s Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo again demonstrated the extraordinary interest in and support for the state’s elk. And, just as importantly, the money raised through the event – by those attending and thousands of others who weren’t there – will continue to work to benefit elk and their habitat, and bolster the public’s continued interest in Pennsylvania’s elk herd. Among highlights at the Elk Expo was the drawing for elk licenses for... Read more →


Summer Showcase for the Rahway International Film Festival at the Union County Performing Arts Center, Hamilton Stage, August 28th to 30th

photo provided Eric Gilliom as Jay June, takes a jump shot in front of Jimmy Chittwood played by Maris Valainis in the 1986 basketball classic, HOOSIERS. Gene Hackman starred as Norman Dale, the new Milan High School basketball coach, with a secret past. The film co-starred Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper, whose role as the basketball-loving town drunk earned him an Oscar nomination. Jerry Goldsmith was also nominated for an Academy Award for the film's scor **** by Ray Rolak | CNBNews Exclusive RAHWAY NJ--The Rahway International Film Festival will be in full swing August 28-30th, in Rahway International Film... Read more →


Coast Guard Sets Port Condition WHISKEY for South Florida

Press release August 27,2015 MIAMI – Effective 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Capt. Austin Gould, Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), set port condition WHISKEY for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to the expectation that sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Erika may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while WHISKEY remains in effect. Sustained winds between 39 and 54 mph are possible within 72 hours.... Read more →


Robert D. Pflueger of Atco age 41

Suddenly on August 25, 2015. Age 41. Of Atco. Cherished son of Bonnie Johnson and the late Robert D. Pflueger. Loving brother of Katrina Zielke (William) and Annette Pflueger. Cherished uncle of Tre Byrd and Allayah Bishop and great uncle of Leanna Bishop. Viewing on Monday evening from 5 to 6 PM McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 6 PM in the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the family. www.mccannhealey.com Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Agnes M. Peters of Gloucester City age 93

Surrounded by her loving family, on August 26, 2015. Age 93. (nee Bowe) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 41 years to the late Alexander Peters. Loving mother of Linda Plusch (John), Rosemary Peters, John A. Peters (Louise) and Jim Peters. Cherished grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 5. Beloved sister of Margaret Malan. Agnes was a devoted member of the Gloucester City Senior Citizens Association and faithful parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday morning from 10 to 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City.... Read more →


Two Airmen Serving in Afghanistan Killed

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died of wounds suffered Aug. 26 when the vehicle they were traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan. Killed were: Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, Florida. He was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. Related articles FALLEN HEROES - Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, Staff Sgt. Forrest... Read more →


Camden County PD arrests suspect wearing black ski mask and armed with loaded gun

press release August 27, 2015 (Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department Officer Kyle Pesce arrested one suspect with a loaded and defaced gun and another with drugs Sunday night. Around 10 p.m., Officer Pesce was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Berwick and Rand streets when he observed two individuals, one of whom was wearing a black ski mask. When Officer Pesce approached to investigate, the suspects – Guy Robinson, 23, and Isadoro Hernandez, 19, both of Camden – attempted to walk away. Upon investigation, Hernandez, the suspect wearing the ski mask, was... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Henry Nelson, Sunset Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer Henry Nelson Sunset Police Department, Louisiana End of Watch: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Police Officer Henry Nelson was shot and killed at approximately 3:00 pm while responding to a domestic disturbance call where three women had been stabbed by a male subject at a home on Anna Street in Sunset. When Officer Nelson arrived the subject opened fire and fatally wounded him. The subject fled the scene and crashed his vehicle into a nearby gas station where he barricaded himself for several hours. He was apprehended after a SWAT team made entry into the gas station. Officer Nelson... Read more →


CNB Crime: Kevin Atkinson Arrested for Attempting to Extort Haddonfield Attorney

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Haddonfield Police Chief Ted Stuessy reported a Cumberland County man was arrested yesterday for an alleged attempt to extort money from a Haddonfield attorney. Kevin Atkisson, 25, of Vineland, is charged with two counts of second-degree attempted extortion. The victim called authorities on Wednesday after a man identifying himself as “Kevin” contacted him and advised that he wanted $500 in exchange for incriminating photos of the victim. After speaking with detectives, the victim called the suspect back and arranged a meeting place at a Haddonfield parking lot. Officers conducting surveillance at the location... Read more →


NJ News Commons: FINDING OUT WHO'S NAUGHTY OR NICE

August 27, 2015 Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. The details from the latest Ashley Madison data dump are still being digested by the major media outlets, but some information about the hack has already come to light. Tom Davis of West Orange Patch found data collections via Reddit and Malfidelecothat show the distribution of Ashley Madison users around the world without identifying names, and has put together a list of the 100 NJ communities with the most Ashley Madison users. Meanwhile, Frank Cahill... Read more →


How will up to 2M people receive Communion at Papal Mass in Philadelphia?

Rev. G. Dennis Gill acknowledges the numbers are staggering. Next month, Pope Francis will oversee the distribution of Holy Communion to as many as 2 million people gathered on a mile-long parkway in downtown Philadelphia. But, Gill, who is helping oversee the planning for Papal Mass, promises he has everything mapped out. Under his committee's choreography,…


U.S. Coast Guard Dedicates "Rescue Me" Painting at Hurricane Katrina Memorial Ceremony

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with tenth anniversary ceremonies marking Hurricane Katrina's devastating assault on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the United States Coast Guard dedicated "Rescue Me," a painting by Dale Fairbanks, artist and former Louisianaresident. The 10'x14' painting features a USCG HH-65 Dolphin helicopter which served as an icon of hope and aided in the Coast Guard rescue of 33,500 Katrina survivors. The ceremony was held Tuesday at the Hale Boggs Federal Building and was attended by representatives of the Coast Guard, the General Services Administration, and local dignitaries. Rear Admiral David Callahan,... Read more →


Studies Supported by The ALS Assn. Highlight Discovery Around Common ALS Gene Mutation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's issue of Nature, two new studies funded in part by The ALS Association both highlight an important new discovery around the C9orf72 mutation, the most common genetic defect associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Both studies emphasize that a key driver of the development of ALS due to this mutation is an export-import imbalance between the cell's nucleus and its non-nuclear portion, or cytoplasm. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control... Read more →


National Gold Medal Winners from CCTS

August 26, 2015) - Two students from Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS) won first place/gold medals at the 2015 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Competition. FCCLA brought more than 7,700 of its student leaders, members and advisers to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from July 6–9 to participate in its National Leadership Conference and Competition. “I congratulate these students for their hard work, and thank them for doing an outstanding job of representing Camden County on the national level,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to CCTS. “We are very proud of our... Read more →


United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ to Host Philadelphia Mayoral Town Hall Debate

PHILADELPHIA, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is pleased to host The Future of Philadelphia: A Mayoral Town Hall Debate. To date, Democratic Candidate Jim Kenney and Republican Candidate Melissa Murray Bailey have confirmed their participation, and invitations have been extended to Third-Party Candidates Osborne Hart, Jim Foster and Boris Kindij. "At United Way, we work with community members from the nonprofit, public and private sectors to change lives and strengthen communities across our region – one child, one adult, one family at a time," said Jim Cawley, president and CEO, UWGPSNJ. "As the... Read more →


Inmates work to create chair for pope's Philly prison visit

Pope Francis will have a nice place to sit when he meets with Philadelphia prisoners next month. Inmates in the city's correctional system have been working for the past couple of weeks on a stately chair they hand-carved out of walnut. On Monday, another group of prisoners sanded, oiled and refinished the piece, which stands nearly… Read more →


Middlesex County Doctor and Accomplice Indicted on First-Degree Conspiracy and Other Charges

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Laurence Harbor doctor and a co-conspirator were indicted yesterday by a state grand jury on first-degree charges that they allegedly facilitated a sophisticated money laundering scheme from 2005 to 2011 that allowed the physician to hide approximately $3.6 million in income from his medical practices, which resulted in his underpayment of approximately $327,000 in taxes owed to the State of New Jersey. Dr. Manoj Patharkar, 44, and his co-conspirator, Mohammed Shamshair, 51, of Sayreville, were charged with first-degree conspiracy, two counts of first-degree money laundering, second-degree theft by deception,... Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES: ONLY IN NJ...The Gravy Train Continues to Roll for Select Groups of Public Employees

CNB ARCHIVES POSTED Monday, December 14, 2009 Retiring Gloucester City Employees share in benefit payouts ranging from from $500 to $100,000...Firemen and Police receive the most By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet A 100 plus page report titled The Beat Goes On looks at the abuse in public employees benefit programs in 75 municipalities across the State of New Jersey.The report was released earlier this month by the State Commission of Investigation. Members include: W. Gary Edwards, Joseph R Mariniello Jr., Patrick E. Hobbs and Robert J. Martins. Although Gloucester City was not cited in the report 19 retiring... Read more →


NICK JONAS TAPPED AS MUSIC CURATOR 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 26, 2015) -The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that recording superstar Nick Jonas will serve as the official Music Curator for the "2016 Miss America Competition." As Music Curator, Nick will personally select the music that will accompany the Swimsuit and Evening Gown competitions. He will also provide commentary throughout the evening on his music selections and the thought process behind each song. Nick... Read more →


Environmental Groups Condemn the ExxonMobil/New Jersey Deal, Vow to appeal

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 25, 2015 Today Judge Hogan ruled to accept the Exxon and NJDEP sellout-settlement for $225 million of natural resource damages estimating more than $9 billion. The environmental groups who filed an appeal to intervene in the settlement are extremely disappointed by the Judge’s decision because the people of New Jersey have not properly been compensated for the natural resource damages. The Judge accepted the sellout that originally was estimated $8.9 billion for damages at the Bayonne and Linden refineries, and then 15 additional contaminated sites along with over 800 gas stations were added to the case. We... Read more →


N.J. fire department first in U.S. to nab 3 competitive grants in a row

WESTAMPTON TOWNSHIP -- A $208,000 grant awarded to Westampton Township Fire Department to help recruit and retain volunteers has made the organization the first in the country to secure three competitive federal grants in a row, officials said Tuesday. The township fire department was awarded a SAFER, or staffing for adequate fire and emergency response, grant… Read more →


John M. Kemner, Sr. Member of Audubon LL, Knights of Columbus, Square Circle, Sports Fan

Suddenly on August 24, 2015, of Audubon, NJ, formerly of the Fairview section of Camden. Age 67 years. John was a Vietnam Era U.S. Navy veteran. He was an employee of Verizon for over 40 years and most recently for Heim's Pure Foods, Gloucester City, NJ. John was actively involved in Audubon Little League, Santa Maria Council #1443 Knights of Columbus, Haddon Twp., NJ and the Square Circle Sportsman Club, Gibbsboro, NJ. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, especially of the Phillies and Eagles and enjoyed hunting with his sons and brothers. Above all else, John was a family... Read more →


Cape May County Authorities Investigating Fatal Accident in Avalon; 71-Year-Old Man Killed

press release Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Avalon Police Chief William McCormick report that Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Accident Unit and members of the Avalon Police Department are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on August 25, 2015, in the area of 32nd Street and Dune Drive in Avalon. The preliminary investigation reveled that on August 25, 2015 at approximately 6:40PM, a Sterling Acterra box truck, being operated by Frank Grosso, 59 years old of Oceanview, NJ, was traveling northbound on Dune Drive... Read more →


Mosquito Spraying Thursday in Winslow Township, Voorhees Township, Lindenwold

(August 26, 2015) - The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts. “Even though the weather has been dry, you should still inspect your yard and remove all standing water to reduce the mosquito population,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help eliminate the pest population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the commission.” The commission will conduct spraying on August 27 from 2:00 a.m.... Read more →


Phillies' Bowa expects to hear from Torre after ejection

Larry Bowa said Wednesday that he expects a letter from Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's discipline czar, after the Phillies bench coach's ejection from Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. Bowa had not received word about a potential suspension or fine as of two hours before Wednesday night's first pitch at Citizens Bank Park. Major… Read more →


Delaware state record 22.2-pound Blueline Tilefish caught in Baltimore Canyon

LEWES DELAWARE (Aug. 25, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed Andrew Orr (photo courtesy of hookemcookemoutfitters.com) another new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament’s new category for blueline tilefish: a 22.2-pounder caught on Aug. 18 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Baltimore Canyon, some 65 miles offshore. This latest catch eclipses two previous state record blueline tilefish this summer, a 19.7-pounder caught June 19 also in Baltimore Canyon, and a 21.8-pounder caught July 25 in Norfolk Canyon. Andrew Orr of Drumore, Pa., caught the new record 37-inch-long blueline tilefish aboard the private vessel Last Chance with... Read more →


Schedule: 2015 Apostolic Journey Of Pope Francis To The United States Of America

Here is the schedule for Pope Francis' September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (WASHINGTON, DC) 4:00 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (WASHINGTON, DC) 9:15 a.m. Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House 11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew's Cathedral 4:15 p.m. Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (WASHINGTON,... Read more →


Just add water: 3 coolest things about H20 pop-up park in Camden

The Roosevelt Plaza Park in Camden City popped up in front of City Hall for the second year in a row on Tuesday, with officials behind the project throwing in a new twist this year -- adding water. The pop-up park -- now donning the moniker H20 as a nod to its newest educational elements --… Read more →


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Holcomb Bus Service in Bellmawr is Hiring, Along with other Bus Companies Throughout the State

With the start of the new school year nearly here, Holcomb Bus Service could use about 10 more drivers. Bus driver shortages aren't uncommon, explained George Holcomb, vice president of the family owned business based in Bellmawr that serves school districts around South Jersey. Others in the industry say recent testing changes for school bus drivers… Read more →


NJ News Commons: TRUMP IS GONE FROM ATLANTIC CITY BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

August 26, 2015 As Donald Trump continues to make headlines as the Republican presidential frontrunner, WNYC took a trip down to Atlantic City – with Reuben Kramer of the Press of Atlantic City as their guide – to find out more about Trump's history there, as well as his legacy. NEW LEGISLATION MAKES $1.9B AVAILABLE FOR PROTECTING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FROM STORMS Governor Christie signed legislation yesterday to make $1.9 billion in state funding available to utilities to protect drinking and waste water infrastructure from storms. The Record says the new legislation makes low-interest loans and no-interest financing available for 280... Read more →


Newsweek's Cover on Bruce Springsteen: 'Making of a Rock Star'

40 years ago today, Bruce Springsteen released Born to Run under the Columbia label. The album has become a classic of American rock. In October of 1975, two months after the album's release, Newsweek was covering the Boss's ascension to stardom. After struggling early in his career, Springsteen became a superstar on the strength of Born… Read more →


N.J. fiance of slain Va. cameraman witnessed shooting from control room, report says

ROANOKE -- A New Jersey native, engaged to one of the victims shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia, was celebrating her last day as a producer at the TV station, according to NBC10. Melissa Ott, a Gibbstown native and former NBC10 intern, was producing the morning show at WDBJ-TV that her fiance Adam… Read more →