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August 2015

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


Guest Opinion: If N.J. stands still, it will be run over by cost of its current pension crisis

By Thomas J. Healey Faced with the difficulties of benefits reform, some stakeholders' instincts have been to stand still and resist change. The state's current position, however, is untenable: It faces an $82 billion pension deficit which, in the absence of funding increases beyond the realm of reason, will lead to state workers' pensions beginning to… Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent Louisiana State Police, Louisiana End of Watch: Monday, August 23, 2015 Senior Trooper Steven Vincent was shot and killed while checking on a vehicle that was being operated by a suspected intoxicated driver near the intersection of Highway 14 and Fruge Road, near Bell City. Trooper Vincent was on patrol when he spotted a vehicle from a previous reckless driving report. The vehicle in question had driven off the road and was stuck in a ditch. Trooper Vincent approached the vehicle and began speaking with the occupant and then ordered him to exit the vehicle. The... Read more →


Superior Court Approves $225 Million Settlement Between the State of New Jersey and ExxonMobil

Settlement Opinion TRENTON -- A Superior Court Judge today approved a $225 million settlement between the State and ExxonMobil to resolve liability for damage to the environment and injury to natural resources caused by contamination from the corporation’s refinery operations in Bayonne and Linden, as well as other facilities and service stations in New Jersey, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced. The landmark settlement, which underwent a 60-day public comment period before being approved by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Hogan today, represents the single largest environmental settlement with a... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL: Kennedy FastCare Clinic Now Open in Audubon, NJ, ACME Store

Press release August 25 Audubon, NJ – The first-ever Kennedy Health FastCare clinic is now open inside the ACME location in Audubon, NJ, (100 N. Black Horse Pike). This new FastCare clinic offers convenient, economical healthcare services for the treatment of minor medical conditions and symptoms – including sore throats, fevers, flu and colds, ear and sinus infections, conjunctivitis ("pink eye"), skin rashes and allergies. FastCare services are provided by Kennedy Health professionals, but you don’t have to be a Kennedy patient to take advantage of this convenient service --- just someone who wants basic medical care without the wait.... Read more →


CNB Archives 2009: Daily Newspaper Gives Some Ink to Gloucester City Municipal Clerk Being Fired

CNB ARCHIVES posted December 22, 2009 By William E. Cleary Sr. The story about Gloucester City’s Municipal Clerk Paul Kain being fired was published in today’s Courier Post. Mayor and Council terminated his employment at the December 7th work session. Three days later ClearysNotebook reported that Kain was no longer employed by the City of Gloucester City. Likewise the story appeared in the December 17th Gloucester City News. The story in the Courier and the one posted on CNB are basically the same. Although the Courier does have a quote from Mayor William James, who said, "He ran out of... Read more →


CNB Crime: Cape May Grand Jury Indicts Suspect for Shooting Down a "Drone"

For Immediate Release – August 25, 2015 Cape May CourtHouse, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announces that on August 25, 2015, a Cape May County Grand Jury returned an Indictment against Russell Percenti, a 33 year old male, for the charges of possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, a crime of the 2nd degree and criminal mischief, a crime of the 4th degree. The indictment stems the September 26, 2014 shooting down of a remote control helicopter, also known as a “drone”, that was in the flying in the vicinity of Mr. Percenti’s... Read more →


I-295 ramp to Route 168 to be closed tonight and tomorrow in Bellmawr for continued work

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the ramp from I-295 northbound to Route 168 westbound will be closed overnight tonight Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. The ramp from I-295 northbound to Route 168 westbound will be closed for paving tonight, August 25, and tomorrow night, August 26, between 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The work during these two days is continued from last week requiring the same closure and detour. The following detour will be in effect for those... Read more →


CNB CRIME:

Gloucester City Police Need Your Help!

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester City Police are investigating an alleged counterfeit incident that occurred today, August 25, 2015, at the Dunkin Donuts, 455 South Broadway. The male and female shown in the surveillance photos entered the Dunkin Donuts on S. Broadway together on August 13th and the male paid for items using a counterfeit $100 bill. If anyone can identify the male or female in the photos or has any information concerning this incident, please contact Det. Cpl. Mike Barney at (856) 456-7797 or [email protected] source Gloucester City Police Department Read more →


A Healthy Family Starts At Home

A Healthy Family Starts At Home And It Starts With You The American Heart Association’s Life is Why Family Health Challenge™ slated to return this September Robbinsville, NJ, August 24, 2015– Being healthy isn’t hard and shouldn’t break the bank. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association wants families to feel empowered to make healthy choices in a way that will fit right in to your schedule without exhausting your wallet. Today, about one in three American kids is considered overweight or obese. To help raise awareness during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Life is Why Family Health Challenge™... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Philadelphia-based Clear-Coat breaks into the Inc. 5000 Rankings

Maker of Mobile Accessories in Philadelphia Makes the List of Fastest-Growing Businesses PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear-Coat, manufacturer and consumer brand of mobile accessories in Philadelphia, makes the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing companies for the first time in its history. Clear-Coat ranks No. 2474 with a three-year sales growth of 152%. "We are honored to be ranked in the Inc. 5000, as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. We've worked tirelessly to make innovative best-in-class products, and being on the 2015 Inc. 5000 proves to us that we're doing things right. We couldn't... Read more →


IN THE NATION:

New Jersey and New York Have Nine of the Twelve Most Expensive Toll-Bridges

Of the dozen highest priced toll bridges and tunnels in the nation, the New York-New Jersey region has nine of them, including all six of the bi-state crossings operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and three run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. The country's only crossing more… Read more →


Obituary Joseph Brown of Woodbury, age 80

On August 21, 2015. Survived by his siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services and Burial are private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.comunder the obituary of Joseph Brown. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


New Skin Cream Reported To Reduce Nasolabial Fold Lines

For Immediate Release: Free information re: "smile lines," the deep lines at sides of nose to mouth (called Nasolabial Folds) is now being offered by one of America's pioneers in skin-care education. Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, N.J., now marking its 42nd year as an authority on skin care, and skin are products, has placed free information on the Internet, and in literature, reporting on a little-known cause (other than facial movements) of nasolabial skin folds and its treatment. It can be found at www.RevivaLabs.com. The facial skin folds are usually thought to be result of years of facial expressions like smiles,... Read more →


Kennedy Health’s Cancer Center Named a ‘Screening Center of Excellence’

Sewell, NJ – The Kennedy Cancer Center has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Kennedy is one of only eight LCA Screening Centers of Excellence in New Jersey; there are 355 nationwide. LCA-designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to providing clear information, complying with standards based on the most up-to-date published practices, working collectively as a multidisciplinary team, and referring patients who currently smoke to tobacco cessation programs. “We are thrilled to be part of this elite group of Screening Centers of Excellence,... Read more →


CBP Preclearance in Shannon, Ireland Welcomes New Agriculture Canine Enforcement Team

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently welcomed a new agriculture canine enforcement team to the Preclearance facility in Shannon, Ireland. “Kingston,” a two-year-old beagle, arrived in Ireland in early August and was reunited with his handler, CBP Agriculture Specialist (CBPAS) Thanuja Hall. Shannon, Ireland is the only preclearance facility with an agriculture canine team. CBP Agriculture Specialist Thanuja Hall and Kingston at the National Detector Dog Training Center. “Kingston and I are excited to be the first line in defending American agriculture from harmful pests and disease prior to them entering the U.S. as the only agriculture canine... Read more →


NJ'S New Child Restraint Law effective Sept. 1st

Gloucester Township Police Department Community Alert: Understanding New Jersey’s New Child Passenger Safety Law Children under age 2 AND weighing less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear- facing child safety seat that is equipped with a five-point harness. Children between ages 2 - 4 and weighing up to 40 pounds must be secured in a child safety seat equipped with a five-point harness, either rear-facing (up to the height and weight limits of the seat) or forward-facing. Children between ages 4 - 8 and less than 57 inches tall (4’9”) must be secured in a forward-facing seat... Read more →


NEW INTERACTIVE FLOOD WARNING MAPS FOR PASSAIC RIVER BASIN

MAP DETAILS SIX-MILE STRETCH OF RIVER RUNNING THROUGH WALDWICK, HO-HO-KUS AND RIDGEWOOD IN BERGEN COUNTY (15/P70) TRENTON - The fourth in a series of online, interactive flood-preparation maps designed to aid emergency management personnel and to inform residents in the Passaic River Basin about flooding events in real time has been launched, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The Ho-Ho-Kus Brook Flood Inundation Map, covering a 6-mile span of the river in Bergen County's Waldwick Borough, Ho-Ho-Kus Borough and Ridgewood, is the fourth map designated for the Passaic River Basin in response to recommendations made by Governor... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing News: Climate change could be disastrous for trout anglers

STEAM Register Staff Explaining climate change can be difficult at best for scientists. Therefore, they must often focus on a specific group of people in order to convey the impacts of warming on our world. Now, a study by researchers from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is attempting to clearly explain to fishermen what these… Read more →


COAST GUARD RESPONDING TO SHIP AGROUND ON DELAWARE RIVER

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is overseeing salvage efforts Tuesday for a motor vessel aground on the Delaware River. The 328-foot Netherlands-flagged motor vessel, Bermuda Islander, lost power and propulsion Monday at approximately 9 p.m. before running aground near Salem, New Jersey. No injuries or pollution have been reported. There were 12 people aboard the ship when it ran aground. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia are maintaining an hourly communications schedule with the Delaware River Pilots regarding the ship’s status. Donjon Marine has been identified as the contracted salvage company. "Our goal is to get the... Read more →


CNB Crime:Bloodiest Month In Years For NYC Jails

Gang violence in New York City jails surged to a 15-year high in July with a bloody attack occurring on average about once every 34 hours inside the city’s detention centers. At least 16 of the 22 shank attacks reported last month at Rikers Island, the city’s main penitentiary complex, involved intergang rivalries. “It’s pure savagery,”… Read more →


CNB Business News: A&P supermarkets Thanksgiving Day layoff list grows to 8,500 jobs

MONTVALE --More than 8,500 employees at A&P supermarkets across New Jersey will be out of the job by Thanksgiving, according to filings with the state Department of Labor. The latest round of filings bring the total number of potential layoffs to more than 9,400, for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, which operates under the… Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES : Why Are Catholic Schools Around the State Disappearing?

CNB ARCHIVES posted Thursday, December 24, 2009 RELATED CATEGORY ST.MARYS GRAMMAR/PARISH by Jen A. Miller The Forsatz children, one in first grade and one in pre-K, are not having exactly the same experience as their mom. That’s because her elementary school, St. Paul’s in Clifton, and her high school, Newman Prep in Wayne, no longer exist. Nor do Pope John II School in Clifton, St. Christopher’s in Parsippany, Blessed Sacrament in Margate, St. Bridget in Glassboro, St. Aedan School in Jersey City, All Saints School in Burlington, Blessed Sacrament in Newark, Holy Assumption School in Roebling, and Our Lady of... Read more →


Nurses at Shore Medical Center Authorize Strike by Overwhelming Margin

ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses at Shore Medical Center in South Jersey spoke with purpose and passion this morning as they announced a strike authorization by an overwhelming majority. The announcement by members of the Shore Nurses Union/NYSNA comes after months of negotiations have gone fruitless. The Shore Medical Center RNs plan to take their fight to advocate for patient care and a fair contract to the community with a LABOR & COMMUNITY RALLY in front of the hospital on TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH starting at 12:00pm. "This past week, nurses have voted with a 77% margin... Read more →


Fatal Arson Conviction in Pennsylvania Chucked

By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAN (CN) - New science about a fatal 1989 fire exonerates a man convicted of killing his mentally ill daughter, the Third Circuit ruled, affirming habeas relief. The fire in question engulfed a cabin in Monroe County, Pa., where Han Tak Lee and his daughter, Ji Yun Lee, were staying for a religious retreat. Ji Yun Lee's mental illness had given her suicidal and homicidal ideation throughout her life, according to the ruling. Before the Lees went to Pennsylvania, police officers had observed the daughter in a manic state at their New York home, unharmed but arguing with... Read more →


Obituary: Mrs. Nicolina Balsama of Gloucester Township

Obituary for Mrs. Nicolina Balsama Nicolina Balsama, (née Amato) age 90, of Gloucester Twp., NJ formerly from South Philly, was reunited with her husband John in Heaven on August 23, 2015. Legacy Nicolina was born and raised in S. Philly by her loving Italian parents, Raffael and Vittoria Amato. She worked many years as a seamstress, picking fresh food for NJ farmers, and dedicated a career to the Phila. Board of Education. Her truest pleasure was to be surrounded by her loving family and preparing delicious meals for them all to enjoy. Family Beloved wife of 64 years to the... Read more →


Kathleen Kane twin fakes out media at attorney general court appearance

The state's attorney general was at the defense table Monday in the first evidence hearing on charges she leaked grand jury material to the press, lied about it under oath and ordered top aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on the investigation that followed. Kathleen Kane followed an entourage of law enforcement… Read more →


Obituary | Marc C. Feola, Jr. of Gloucester Township

Marc C. Feola, Jr. Born: December 07, 1989 Died: August 20, 2015 Marc C. Feola, Jr. on August 20, 2015, of Gloucester Township. Age 25. Devoted son of Regina Ricci and her husband John, and the late Marc Sr. Loving grandson of Carmella Feola and the late Charles, John and Lorraine Ricci, and the late Frank and Mary Lanza. Caring brother of Nina Schiapelli (Michael), Francis Feola, and Natalie Feola. Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. There will be a viewing from 6 to 9pm Tuesday evening and from 9:15-10:15am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral... Read more →


N.J. gas prices fall below $2 in some places as slide continues

Remember March? That was the last time New Jersey saw gas at $2-a-gallon. Drivers woke-up Monday to find 10 stations are selling gas at, or below, the $2-a-gallon mark. Gas Buddy.com showed six stations selling regular for a cash price ranging between $1.95- and $1.97-a-gallon Monday morning. Lowest Gas Prices in New Jersey New Jersey Gas… Read more →


YOUR MONEY: EPA brings its own relevance into doubt in wake of Animas River disaster

By Marjorie Haun | Watchdog Arena Photo by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?: From spill to clean up to compensation the EPA has bumbled its way through its responsibilities, bringing into question its own ability. Colorado is one of the richest states in the country, with immense deposits of gold, silver, and other precious minerals, gems, and fossil fuel under its dirt. Colorado’s legacy of mining has left its mark, and occasional wastewater discharge from abandoned mines, many older than the Centennial State itself, has been eyed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a... Read more →


Alumni Efforts Driving Force Behind New Stadium at Toms River High School South

By Kyle Jacobs Toms River Magazine TOMS RIVER-Toms River High School South had a very nostalgic, yet very old stadium that was falling apart. As with most aspects of education, money was tight, and the school system was unable to proved the funds necessary to resurrect the stadium. To respond to the issue, Mike Jedziniak, an… Read more →


Congressional Democrats Eye Legality Of Controversial Videos About Planned Parenthood

And Fetal Tissue Research Meanwhile, Politico reports on one of the women featured in some of the covert videos and why she says she participated in the so-called "sting." The Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers Examine Whether Antiabortion Videos Broke Laws Congressional Democrats are examining whether the antiabortion group that released videos of Planned Parenthood Federation of America officials discussing fetal tissue broke state or federal laws. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) on Thursday sent a letter to the antiabortion group the Center for Medical Progress. Mr. Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is looking... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS:

The 'Uber for massages' makes its way to N.J.

Samer Hamadeh got his start as an entrepreneur in the seventh grade, selling candy during recess. He was eventually caught by school administrators -- but instead of a trip to detention, Hamadeh managed to strike a deal to keep his fledgling business afloat. His justification for the schoolyard sales? Hammadeh told them he was meeting an… Read more →