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September 2015

Drug Trafficking Ring Leaders Sentenced for Using Mail to Transport Cocaine from Calif. to NJ

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a leader of a narcotics trafficking ring and a co-defendant pleaded guilty today for participating in an operation that used the U.S. Mail and other parcel delivery services to ship multiple kilograms of cocaine from California into New Jersey. Kemar Davis, 24, of Hollywood, Calif. (formerly of Margate, Fla.) pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree leading a narcotics trafficking network before Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley in Camden County. He and the other alleged leader of the ring, his brother Andrew K. Davis, 37, of Kingston, Jamaica (formerly... Read more →


David Lorenzo of Camden Shot and Killed Saturday at the Ablett Village Apartment Complex

CAMDEN CITY NJ--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city overnight. Camden County Police were dispatched at approximately 12:11 a.m. on Sunday to the Ablett Village apartment complex in Camden for a report of a male shot. Officers arrived and located the victim, David Lorenzo, 30, of Camden, lying on the floor inside his residence. He was pronounced dead via telemetry at 12:22 a.m. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s... Read more →


Runners, cyclists loving 'surreal' car-free Ben Franklin Bridge for Pope visit

CAMDEN -- As streams of Pope-bound pilgrims began the long walk into Philadelphia over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on Sunday morning, almost as many were headed in the opposite direction. Scores of runners, cyclists and stroller-pushing parents took advantage of the rare opportunity to cross the bridge, closed to traffic until Monday at noon, and relish… Read more →


Sicklerville child killed in A.C. Expressway crash

HAMILTON TWP. -- A 6-year-old Sicklerville boy was killed Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on the Atlantic City Expressway, state police said. Jillian Nimmo, 26, of Sicklerville, was traveling westbound in the left lane near mile marker 16.2 when she attempted to move to the center lane, said New Jersey State Pollice Sgt. First Class… Read more →


Former Treasurer of Seaville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Sentenced for Stealing $19,000

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that the former treasurer of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company was sentenced today for stealing $19,000 by using fire company funds to reimburse himself for personal expenses. The fire company’s former chief was sentenced to prison earlier this month for separate thefts from the fire company. Michael Petrella, 26, of Seaville, was sentenced to 364 days in the county jail as a condition of five years of probation by Superior Court Judge John Porto in Cape May County. Petrella pleaded guilty on Dec. 18, 2014 to one count of... Read more →


NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Division To Stock Dog Training Areas in October

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock eleven (11) Wildlife Management Area dog training areas prior to the November 7 opening of the pheasant/quail season. A change from past years is that pheasants will be stocked instead of quail as a cost-saving measure. The 880 pheasants are stocked for dog training purposes only and cannot be fired upon. Another change this year is that dog training is now permitted on the Friday before the opening day of the small game season (Saturday, November 7). The information on page 70 in the Hunting Digest, noting the closure, is not... Read more →


CNB Crime: NJ Pot Grower Sentenced to 20 Years

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a drug dealer from Hudson County was sentenced to state prison today for growing large crops of high-grade marijuana in two buildings in Newark. A co-defendant who was his partner in the marijuana growing and distribution operation is awaiting sentencing. David Companioni, 32, of West New York, N.J., was sentenced to 20 years in state prison, including six years and eight months of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Siobhan A. Teare in Essex County. Companioni was tried in front of an Essex County jury in August and convicted on... Read more →


HSFootball:Woodstown 35 Gloucester Catholic 16

photos credit Bruce Darrow GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (September 26, 2015)--The Woodstown Wolverines football team won Saturday's away conference game against Gloucester Catholic by a score of 35-16. via www.maxpreps.com Gloucester Catholic's No. 8 Matt Gray Gloucester Catholic's No.5 Chris Garwood xGloucester Catholic's No.8 Matt Gray Gloucester Catholic's 'water girls' Read more →


The future of supermarket shopping, right now

Eickhoff Supermarkets used the latest in store design, lighting, technology, and efficiency in developing the new ShopRite ® at Wishing Well Plaza in Burlington, NJ BURLINGTON, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Creative use of lighting has changed how the aisles of The ShopRite(R) at the Wishing Well Plaza are viewed and experienced by customers. The supermarket unveils lighting that transforms and redefines grocery shopping for a new generation, drawing customers in with amazing visual clarity, precision, and mood setting. It's a giant leap forward into the future for Eickhoff Supermarkets and ShopRite brands. "Our spectacular new ShopRite is lit right by Amerlux,"... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Four St. Mary’s County Men Charged with Striped Bass Poaching

September 25, 2015 MARYLAND--Four Lexington Park men were charged with poaching after a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer caught them with 42 undersized striped bass. Francisco Morales Vallardes, 51, Douglas Francisco Morales, 34, Roberto Jesus Mejia Lopez, 33, and Oscar Saul Mejia Lopez, 35, were each charged with exceeding the daily catch limit of two striped bass and possession of undersized striped bass. An officer observed a boat approach the St. George Island Bridge boat ramp without proper navigational lights at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 17. A man on shore ran to the boat to get a cooler and... Read more →


Fuel fraud: Government employees steal millions from taxpayers at the pump

FILL IT UP OR STICK ‘EM UP?: In the past five years, the federal government has prosecuted $240 million in fuel fraud cases. But the actual number is considered to be much higher. (AP File photo) By Rob Nikolewski As a federal employee at Arlington National Cemetery, Bobby Bennett Harris was authorized two fuel cards to maintain vehicles assigned to the nation’s most famous burial site. But he got caught using those cards to fill up his personal SUV. What tripped him up? One of the cards that paid for gasoline was assigned to an all-electric vehicle. Oops. “Yes, that... Read more →


CCC Education Program Among Top 30 in Nation for Associate Degrees

(September 25, 2015) - Camden County College awards more associate degrees in education than all but 29 of the other two- and four-year institutions that award associate degrees in education in the United States, according to an annual analysis of federal Department of Education data conducted by Community College Week newspaper. Using statistics from the 2013-14 term, the most recent available, the study found that Camden County College ranks 30th nationwide, tied with Henry Ford Community College in Michigan, in terms of associate degree completion in the area of education. That year, CCC awarded 85 degrees in education. Camden County... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING Maryland News: Permit-only Sites on the Eastern Shore to open to Goose Hunting

Marylanders can now apply to take part in permit-only migratory Canada goose hunting days at Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA), Tuckahoe State Park and Wye Island NRMA. All permits will be issued through a lottery drawing, with one application per hunter, per park permitted. At Sassafras NRMA, the hunting dates are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from Nov. 21-27 and Dec. 15- Feb. 3 (excluding Jan. 9). To get an application, download it here or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sassafras NRMA Goose Hunt c/o Tuckahoe State Park, 13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, MD 21657. At Tuckahoe State... Read more →


CNB Crime: Philadelphia Man Sentenced for Distributing Cocaine in Gloucester County

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Philadelphia man was sentenced to state prison today for distributing a kilogram of cocaine to an undercover officer at the Deptford Mall in Gloucester County. He was arrested during an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force into a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Atlantic City. Eduardo Colon-Lopez, 37, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison, including 30 months of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Atlantic County. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 4 to a charge of first-degree distribution of... Read more →


Broadway Detour Begins Sept. 29

CAMDEN CITY NJ(September 25, 2015) - A portion of Broadway (CR 551) in Camden City will be detoured beginning the morning of Sept. 29 to accommodate the roadway reconstruction. This project will be ongoing, realigning the corridor and updating the aging infrastructure in South Camden portion of the roadway. Commuters and residents should seek alternate routes that are listed in the detour around the area. The construction will take place from Morgan Boulevard to Woodland Avenue and will close the small portion of the corridor for at least year. Vehicles traveling from Camden City toward Gloucester City will be directed... Read more →


Congressman Protest Punishment of Two Soldiers who Confronted Afghan Child Rapist

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is demanding that the Army overturn the punishment given to two Special Forces soldiers after they stood up to an Afghan commander who kept a young boy as a "sex slave." Hunter, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine officer, has blasted the treatment of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland… Read more →


CNB SPORTS: Friends and Fans React to Death of Warren Hills QB Evan Murphy

Hours after the news of the death of Warren Hills quarterback Evan Murray spread, others within the New Jersey high school football community offered their sympathies following the tragic news. Murray suffered an injury during Friday night's game against Summit. According to a witness, Murray took a hit and walked to the sideline under his own… Read more →


CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. 2 No. 14 (September 27, 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 →


Gloucester Township House Fire Displaces Family Causes Minor Injury To Fire Fighter

photo provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On September 26, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Gloucester Township Police officers and Fire Personnel from the several different Fire Departments were called to the area Barbara Place, in the Timber Birch Section of Gloucester Township, for a report of a house fire. Officers and firefighters arrived on location and found heavy smoke and fire coming from residence. At the time of the incident, the residents were on location and were able to evacuate safely. No injuries to the residents. There was one firefighter who was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation and was later... Read more →


Gloucester City's North Wind Schooner Welcomes Pope Francis | CNBNewsnet

Photos credit CNBNewsnet updated September 26, 2015 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (September 25, 2015)--Signs welcoming Pope Francis were hanging from the North Wind Sailboat on Friday. The one sign reads 'Gloucester City NJ Welcomes Pope Francis'. Written on the second sign was 'Welcome Pope Francis - La Grazia di Dio, Tink Tocco Custom Concrete, Camden NJ, USA September 26, 2015. On Saturday morning, the sailboat was docked at Freedom Pier, King Street and the Delaware River, Gloucester City. How the messages on the schooner will be seen by the Pope or anyone else is a mystery since boat traffic on the... Read more →


New Jersey State Police Warn Public about Mega Million Heroin, Potentially Lethal

The New Jersey State Police released the following information about a potentially lethal heroin being sold in northern New Jersey. The "Mega Million" heroin stamp has been involved in several fatal and non-fatal overdoses that have occurred within towns in Morris, Bergen and Passaic counties. Expedited lab analysis on the initial fatal overdose has confirmed the presence of dangerous heroin and adulterants. The New Jersey State Police encourages anyone looking for information on preventing abuse, recognizing those at risk, and finding treatment go to the GCADA statewide awareness campaign: KnowAddiction.nj.gov. We certainly don't endorse drug use, but it is imperative... Read more →


$1 Any Size Coffee on National Coffee Day at Coffee Beanery

FLUSHING, Mich., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Get any size fresh brewed coffee for a buck at Coffee Beanery on Tuesday, September 29th in honor of National Coffee Day. Participating Coffee Beanery locations across the country will offer fresh brewed coffee all day on Tuesday, September 29thfor just $1. Additionally, stores will be offering $2 off a pound of coffee. No coupon is necessary, but call ahead to make sure that your local Coffee Beanery is participating. Participating Coffee Beanery locations include: Delaware- Wilmington (Concord Mall) Illinois- Lincolnwood (Lincolnwood Town Center) Kentucky- Paducah (Lourdes Hospital) Louisiana – Lake Charles (Prien... Read more →


CNBNEWS Hunting/Fishing: Illegal waterfowl hunting investigation concludes with three arrests

LEWES (Sept. 25, 2015) – An investigation into illegal waterfowl hunting in the Lewes area by DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers culminated in the arrests Sept. 18 of three Sussex County men. Arrested and charged were: ·Harley Marrow, 18, of Rehoboth Beach, with one count each of felony possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, hunting black ducks out of season and possession of unlawfully taken game. Marrow was released on $1,200 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. ·Job W. Robertson, 18, of Lewes, with one count each of hunting black ducks out of... Read more →


CNB News Pet Tip: A Stray Dog Attacks Fido...What Do You Do?

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet You’re walking down the street with Fido. He is leashed and happy. Suddenly, an un-leashed dog comes from out of nowhere and attacks Fido. What do you do? If your dog is very small and wearing a harness the best thing to do is to lift him up by his harness and cradle him in your arms while calling for help. Try and shield him as best you can; many times a dog will not attack a human. If your dog is on a collar this approach will not work and you’ll have to quickly come... Read more →


Commentary: Spending Bill Stratagems

Volume XX No.39: September 25, 2015 Tick-tock. The ball drops on the fiscal New Year Wednesday night. Absent a deal on how to fund government starting October 1st, workers will stay home, national parks will be closed, and agencies won’t be able to perform their jobs. That everything would come down to the last minute was entirely predictable back in July, or even earlier. The House gave up after passing only six of the dozen required spending bills (every one of them facing a veto threat). The Senate never got started – not a single spending bill was even debated... Read more →


Moorestown Police are investigating a burglary

Moorestown Police are investigating a residential burglary in the unit block of Revere Ave. that occurred on Thursday 9/24/15 during the day while the homeowner was away. The perpetrator(s) utilized a trash can to climb up, remove a screen and enter through an unlocked window. Jewelry and cash of as yet undetermined value were stolen. A neighbor recalled hearing a trash can being moved around 1:30 pm. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at 856-914-3092 or detectives@moorestownpd.com . Report suspicious activity promptly by calling 856-234-8300. For crimes in progress call 911. Burglary prevention tips are available on the... Read more →


New report finds that the government over-promises again

By Kristie Eshelman | Watchdog Opinion There’s a lot of media attention given to the Social Security and Medicare promises made to Baby Boomers. Will these aging Americans actually get all the benefits that Uncle Sam has promised them? It’s difficult to say, and it’s looking more dubious by the day. But C. Eugene Steuerle, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, wanted to understand what Social Security is going to look like for Millennials when they reach retirement. It’s no secret, after all, that members of our generation are paying a lot of money into the system with no... Read more →


Camden County Library Helps Residents Register to Vote

[jpg attached] Camden County Clerk Joe Ripa (left) joins staff at the M. Allan Vogleson Library in Voorhees in helping a resident on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 22, 2015. All eight branches had voter available forms for residents and four branches provided staff to give interested residents guidance and help in completing the forms. The staff members were trained by the County Clerk’s Office and the County Board of Elections. Ripa told the library the option to vote by mail is growing in popularity because of the convenience it offers residents of Camden County. (Camden County Library Photo/Mark Amorosi)]... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware News

Print, online versions of new hunting maps for state wildlife areas available now for 2015/2016 seasons DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – New state wildlife area maps with updated regulations for each area are now available for the 2015/2016 hunting seasons, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The maps and area-specific regulations are also available online at Delaware Hunting Maps. Hunters should note that two wildlife areas have been renamed since last year. The Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area in New Castle County is now the Eagles Nest Wildlife Area, and the Urban/Fortney Tracts in Kent County have been combined... Read more →


Pennsylvania hides $53 billion in debt, study finds

Shutterstock Image CHUMP CHANGE: State lawmakers continue to under-fund pensions, exacerbating a growing unfunded liability problem. By Andrew Staub / September 23, 2015 Pennsylvania fails to list $53 billion in debt on its balance sheet, giving it the third-most hidden debt among 10 Northeast states. Maybe it’s no surprise then that state lawmakers have all but ignored Pennsylvania’s monstrous unfunded pension liability. Pension reform remains one of the biggest political hot potatoes for policymakers, and Chicago-based Truth in Accounting’s annual Financial State of the States report debts again highlights problem facing lawmakers . The think tank found, despite any rhetoric... Read more →


HS Football: Tragedy at Warren HIlls

Football: Results and links for Saturday, September 26 TRAGEDY AT WARREN HILLS • QB Evan Murray dies from football injuries on Friday night • Friends, teammates react on social media KEY COLLECTIONS • Live updates from around New Jersey • Saturday's statewide scoreboard • Friday's scores and news • Thursday's scores and news • Week 3 Mega-Coverage guide SATURDAY'S FEATURED GAMES Williamstown at Cherry… Read more →


Officials release North Jersey Super Conference football divisional alignment

Officials from the proposed 115-team New Jersey super football conference — slated to begin play in 2016 — released updated tentative divisional alignments Friday after making slight change due to recent classification changes. Below is a peak at the latest divisional alignments for the new 115-team super conference, which will be comprised of schools from the…


Camden City Man Pleads Guilty to Weapon Offense

WOODBURY NJ--Rico P. Purnell (DOB 4/27/93), of Camden NJ pleaded guilty today (9/24) to second-degree possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, admitting he had a handgun when a Deptford Township NJ police officer stopped a car in which he was a passenger on 8/30/13. In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph More will recommend that Purnell be sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison. Under the state’s Graves Act, Purnell must serve three years of the sentence before he can be considered for parole. Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson accepted the guilty plea... Read more →


Camden County Joint Operations Center Overseeing Safety and Securing for Papal Visit

(September 25, 2015) - At 8 a.m. this morning the Freeholder Board activated the regional Joint Operations Center (JOC) overseeing safety and security for the Papal visit. More than 25 separate law enforcement agencies will be working together in order to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors participating in the pilgrimage to Philadelphia. Freeholder Jeffrey Nash will be traveling to see Pope Francis over the weekend and talked about the importance of the event to the region. “This is a once in a lifetime event with a world leader who has been advocate for service to the... Read more →


What to watch for when Don Bosco tangles with nationally-ranked Archbishop Rummel

No team in any sport has represented New Jersey on the national stage quite like Don Bosco Prep. Under coach Greg Toal, the Ironmen have gone 26-4 against out-of-state opponents and even in a "down year" by the school's standards in 2014, Don Bosco found a way to knock off the country's top-ranked team, St. Thomas… Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Camden $1B waterfront plan touted as 'game changer' for struggling city

CAMDEN -- Elected leaders and business officials rolled the curtain back Thursday on a $1 billion development plan they say will reshape Camden's former industrial waterfront into a booming neighborhood they say will reshape the struggling city. The proposal calls for the construction of retail and residential space, as much as 1.7 million square feet of… Read more →


Good luck Chip Kelly, looks like you're going to need it: Arthur

People love mavericks, like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg and Dennis Rodman and Donald Trump. They march to their own drummer, those guys. They don’t have time for your conventions and your politeness and your societal rules, the rules which bind us like straightjackets, which weigh on our chests while we try and fail to sleep… Read more →


Obituary | Wilmer E. Morrison, Sr. of Bellmawr

On September 23, 2015, of Bellmawr, NJ, formerly of Collingswood, NJ. Age 91 years. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Bridget L. Morrison. Dear father of Diane McCarthy (Kevin), Joseph (Pat), Wilmer, Barry, Loretta Birmingham (Gerry) and David (Debbie). He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Mr. Morrison was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a longtime member and past commander of VFW Post #7361, Collingswood, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Monday 8:30 to 10 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. Mass... Read more →


Obituary | Daniel M. Strang Sr., of Runnemede

Daniel M. Strang, Sr., of Runnemede, formerly of the Fairview section of Camden. Age 81. Beloved husband of the late Margaret “Peg” (nee Cassidy). Devoted father of Daniel Strang, Jr., James Strang (Renee), Cheryl Ann Strang, Kevin Strang (Jennie) and Donna Branno (Jason). Loving grandpop of Marc (Carle), Danny (Victoria), Jaime, Jenna, Joey, Connor, Ryan, Cassidy and Anthony and great grandfather of Rylee, Jackson and William. Dear brother of Leon Strang (Dorothy), Wayne Strang and the late Elizabeth and Garrison. Mr. Strang proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was previously active in Fairview Little League... Read more →


Nanny State of the Week: D.C. flexing licensing muscles at personal trainers

By Eric Boehm A regulatory panel in Washington, D.C., could vote this week on a series of new licensing requirements for personal trainers, supposedly in an effort to promote public health and safety through government nannyism. But a closer look at the panel charged with making the new rules exposes the real reason why regulatory boards flex their muscles with regulatory schemes like this one. Shutterstock image FLEXING THE REGULATORY MUSCLE: The Washington, D.C., Board of Physical Therapists, which is writing the new rules, just happens to be composed of five members – four of which are required by statute... Read more →


New Data Reveals Stark Gaps in Graduation Rates Between Poor and Wealthy Students

For the first time ever, the public can see the graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients at over 1,000 schools by Annie Waldman ProPublica, Sep. 24, 2015, 3:33 p.m. At the University of Missouri-Kansas City, only 35 percent of Pell Grant recipients graduate college, a rate that is more than 20 percentage points lower than that of their wealthier peers. And at St. Andrews, a liberal arts college in Laurinburg, North Carolina, only 13 percent of Pell Grant recipients graduate, more than 50 percentage points less than students who don’t receive the grants. Debt By Degrees Use our interactive database... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Announce Waterfront Restrictions During Papal Visit

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 --The Gloucester City Police announced that the Gloucester City Marina parking lot and Freedom Pier will be closed to the public beginning at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 25th until 12:00 pm on Monday, September 28th in conjunction with the security measures in effect during the Papal visit. Anyone who owns a boat docked at the marina can park their vehicles outside the marina and access their boat. Please be aware that boat traffic will be restricted on the Delaware River north of Gloucester City during this time period as well. http://www.cbsnews.com/…/coast-guard-out-in-force-ahead-of-… Read more →


Traffic advisory for Delaware Seashore State Park Saturday, Sept. 26

during MS Society’s “Bike to the Bay” fundraiser LEWES (Sept. 23, 2015) – Delaware Seashore State Park will host the annual MS Society’s “Bike to the Bay” fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26, requiring a rerouting of traffic entering and leaving the park from late morning through mid-afternoon, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today. The Bike to the Bay fundraiser will take place at the park’s South Inlet Day-Use Area. The exit lane from south-bound Route 1 will be closed to all traffic beginning at 10:30 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. South-bound vehicles intending to enter the South Inlet park... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on NJ College Students

The Class of 2019 Enrolls at Alvernia University READING, PA (09/23/2015)(readMedia)-- The Class of 2019 has arrived at Alvernia University this fall. One of the largest incoming classes in university history, the Class of 2019 also boasts the strongest academic profile of any first year class. Anthony Dadson of Pennsauken (08110), A graduate of Pennsauken High School and a Sport Management major. Natalie Deeb of Delanco (08075), A graduate of Delran High School and a Psychology major. Alyssa Fabrizio of Newfield (08344), A graduate of Saint Joseph High School and an Athletic Training major. Reanna Gentzler of National Park (08063),... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing: Delaware adopts date changes in recreational black sea bass season

DOVER (Sept. 23, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has signed a Secretary’s Order that formally adopts an open season for Delaware’s recreational black sea bass fishery that ran May 15 through Sept. 21, and from Oct. 22 through Dec. 31. The changes keep Delaware’s tidal finfish regulations consistent with final federal recreational black sea bass season regulations published in June. The minimum size limit remains 12.5 inches and the daily possession limit remains at 15 black sea bass. No black sea bass may be retained from Jan. 1 through May 14 and from Sept. 22 through Oct. 21. The... Read more →


NJ News Commons: NJ SENATE DOES NOT OVERRIDE GUN BILL VETO

September 25, 2015 The latest effort by the NJ Senate to override a veto by Governor Christie has hit a stumbling block, but it's not over yet. WBGO says the bill called for law enforcement to be involved whenever someone tries to expunge their mental health record in order to apply for a gun permit. Christie vetoed the bill, and the override fell short by two votes. Senate President Steve Sweeney says pulled the overrride bill before the vote was official so he could make another override attempt during the next voting session in October. CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES $700 MILLION DEVELOPMENT... Read more →


The Catholic Community of St. Mary:

Monsignor Hodge Using Unique Ways to Lower Parish Debt and to Increase Mass Attendance

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ—Monsignor William Hodge (photo), the new pastor of Saint Mary’s Parish, Gloucester City, has a monstrous task ahead of him, how to reduce the parish debt of $325,000. The debt was accrued some years ago when the parish borrowed $600,000 from the Catholic Diocese of Camden to keep St. Mary’s Grammar School open. Unfortunately the school, which was founded in 1859, ended up closing in 2011. Monsignor James Curran, the former pastor, was able to greatly reduce that amount before he retired to the present figure. Monsignor Hodge, also known as the... Read more →


EPA Takes Action Against Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Violations

in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and Paterson (New York, N.Y. – September 23, 2015) In separate agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Monmouth and Middlesex counties in New Jersey have settled alleged violations of federal laws regarding the proper maintenance and operation of underground petroleum storage tank systems. When not properly maintained, underground storage tanks can leak petroleum and other hazardous substances, threatening soil and water quality. "Owners of underground storage tanks have a responsibility to follow rules that prevent petroleum from polluting our environment," said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. "When these tanks are not properly maintained,... Read more →


WATER SUPPLY DROUGHT WATCH ISSUED FOR THREE NEW JERSEY REGIONS

RESIDENTS ASKED TO VOLUNTARILY CONSERVE WATER (15/P80) TRENTON -Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today issued a drought watch for New Jersey's Northeast, Central, and Coastal North water supply regions, urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather and above-average temperatures. The drought watch is prompted by continued rainfall deficits that have decreased reservoir, ground water and streamflow levels in the three regions. The purpose of the watch is to raise public awareness, formally alert all water suppliers in the... Read more →


HISTORIC SOLDIERS WEEKEND AT FORT MOTT STATE PARK

TO HIGHLIGHT THE SACRIFICES OF AMERICAN TROOPS FROM EVERY U.S. CONFLICT SALEM COUNTY EVENT THIS WEEKEND WILL FEATURE RE-ENACTORS, ENCAMPMENTS, MILITARY DEMONSTRATIONS AND CEREMONIES TRENTON - A historic Army fort that once strengthened coastal defense of the Delaware River will serve New Jersey again when the 11th Annual Historic Soldiers Weekend sets up camp this weekend at Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The free event, which starts at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, will feature a reenactment of how soldiers lived and served during wartime. The actors and... Read more →