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October 2015

Daylight Savings Time 2015 Ending; Turn Back Your Clocks Tonight

From NASA website: Benjamin Franklin is credited with the concept of Daylight Saving Time. The basic idea is to make the best use of daylight hours by shifting the clock forward in the Spring and backward in the Fall. Daylight Saving Time has been in use throughout much of the United States, Canada and Europe since World War I. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an act into law whereby Daylight Saving Time begins on the last Sunday of April and ends on the last Sunday of October each year. However, any State can opt out of Daylight Saving Time by passing a State law. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time and neither does Arizona (although the Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, does). For... Read more →


Camden County HS Sports: Schedule & links for Saturday, Oct. 31

Staffed coverage Football: Penns Grove at Camden, 12pm | photos coming Football: Sterling at Paulsboro, 12:30pm Boys soccer: Rancocas Valley vs Washington Township at Paul VI, 1pm - SJSCA Tournament Final | PREVIEW | photos coming Girls soccer: Shawnee vs. Eastern at Paul VI, 3pm - SJSCA Tournament Final | PREVIEW | photos coming South Jersey… Read more →


How much has N.J.'s prison population dropped?

TRENTON -- Over the last three years, New Jersey has reduced its prison population at a greater rate than nearly every other U.S. state, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. Only Mississippi reduced its prison population at a higher rate, according to the report, which… Read more →


PHILLY: JEFFERSON APT. GROUP/ HAVERFORD PROPERTIES TO DEVELOP SPRING GARDEN ST. SITE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Publicly-owned waterfront parcel to be developed according to public-space, public-access and mixed-use principles of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 30, 2015 ) - The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) today designated the partnership of Jefferson Apartment Group and Haverford Properties (Jefferson/Haverford) as its development partner for the Spring Garden Street site, located at the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Delaware Ave/Columbus Blvd along the Central Delaware River waterfront. The development, to be designed by architect Cecil Baker and landscape architecture firm Olin, calls for approximately 550 units of rental housing, 30,000 square feet of retail, and generous public space oriented around the extension of the Spring Garden Street corridor from Delaware Avenue through to the... Read more →


Bellmawr Library Calendar of Events for December

VOORHEES, N.J. – Calendar of Events Listings for December 2015 at Bellmawr organized by age groups Camden County Library System BELLMAWR BRANCH Call for registration at the Bellmawr Branch (856) 931-1400 or register online at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/events Adult Programs December Library Detectives Book Club Adult Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. The first of the Joanna Brady Mysteries - Joanna waits at home for her lawman husband. Andy has been shot and is critically injured. Who shot Andy and why? Read "Desert Heat" by J.A. Janice. Pine Cone Creations Adult Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. Discover the fun and endless creative possibilities in creating a pine cone craft. Make one of your own as part of your winter décor or as an ornament for the holidays. All... Read more →


Mohammad A. Khan Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

Cherry Hill man. guilty in vehicular homicide Mohammad A. Khan (DOB 10/7/91), of Cherry Hill NJ was convicted today (10/29) by a Gloucester County jury of vehicular homicide in a 7/3/13 collision on Route I-295 in which a 32-year-old Pennsville woman was killed when Khan’s car, which he was driving southbound at an estimated 105 to 113 miles per hour, struck the back of the vehicle in which she was a rear-seat passenger. Mary Campbell died of a broken neck in the 11:20 p.m. .crash. The jury reached a verdict after deliberations Wednesday afternoon and for a brief time today. Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson scheduled sentencing for 1/9/16, to be preceded by a motion for a new trial based on a jury instruction... Read more →


Commentary: Not Done Yet

Volume XX No.44: October 30, 2015 As one of his last acts, Speaker Boehner swung a deal to set the budget levels for the current and next fiscal year. It has some gimmicky offsets, tweaks the major entitlement programs, and tells the Executive Branch they can ignore the debt limit until March of 2017. The deal is expected to be signed by the President before the Department of Treasury exhausts their tricks and hits the debt ceiling. But remember, the legislative work on fiscal year 2016 isn’t done. This deal just sets the budget levels. They still have to write the actual spending bills before December 11, when the current continuing resolution funding government at last year’s levels expires. A funny thing about this deal... Read more →


HS FOOTBALL: Gloucester High 21 Schalick 9

photos credit Bruce Darrow Gloucester High's Anthony Rodriguez scores one of his two TD's. Below: Vince DiGiacomo adds a 10-yard rushing TD. The last photo, Gloucester High's defender Chris Rod breaks up a pass. PITTSGROVE NJ (October 30, 2015)--Gloucester High's Vincent DiGiacomo threw touchdown passes of 36 and 3 yards to Anthony Rodriguez for Gloucester in a 21-9 victory Friday night over Schalick in Pittsgrove, according to the South Jersey Times via highschoolsports.nj.com DiGiacomo added a 10-yard rushing score in the victory. Gloucester trailed 9-7 after three-quarters before scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter. Kason Barrett ran for a 9-yard touchdown for Schalick and Ethan Long connected on a 35-yard field goal. via highschoolsports.nj.com Related articles South Jersey Times Football All-Stars 2014 WATCH: 'Embarrassed'... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Oct. 19-25

Reminder for the week: Wildlife area visitors encouraged to know and follow rules DOVER (Oct. 30, 2015) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Oct. 19-25 made 1,165 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 104 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 52 complaints and issued 51 citations, seven of which were related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail, where there is an increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence. Items of particular note: On Oct. 25, Fish & Wildlife Natural... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Fall Trout Stocking Complete, More to Come in November

The return of larger, 2-year old trout for the annual fall trout stocking was welcomed by anglers who enjoyed being outdoors amid the colorful fall foliage. Nearly 21,000 Rainbow Trout averaging 14.6" were stocked in 16 streams and 15 ponds across the state over a two-week period. In addition to those fish, 745 breeders averaging 21.1", awaited anglers like Bob Joiner, right, whose fishing buddy Paul Zrinko snapped the photo of Bob with a beautiful South Branch rainbow. More trout will be stocked just prior to Thanksgiving thanks to the NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife's Winter Trout Stocking Program. On November 23 and 24 approximately 5,000 two-year old Rainbow Trout, averaging 14-18 inches, will be stocked in 24 designated ponds and lakes throughout the... Read more →


FIRST BLUE ACRES CLOSINGS IN LINDEN

PROGRAM TO MOVE RESIDENTS OUT OF FLOOD-PRONE AREAS APPROACHES 400 CLOSINGS, 700 OFFERS ON 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERSTORM SANDY (15/P98) TRENTON - Continuing its mission to make flood-prone communities more resilient, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced the first Superstorm Sandy Blue Acres property purchases in Linden today, the third anniversary of the historic storm. The Blue Acres' buyouts of three homes in Linden are the first of the program to be funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). More than 40 homes have been identified in Linden for possible buyouts as a result of flooding devastation resulting from Hurricane Irene in 2011, Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and prior storms. "The Blue Acres Buyout Program continues to fulfill... Read more →


CNB Pet Tip of the Week: Training Benefit for James Monk

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet James Monk, 38, a forklift driver residing in Gloucester City, was recently struck in the head with a camshaft from a car and suffered a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain, a cracked eardrum, a concussion and blurred vision. He continues to have severe headaches and is unable to sleep. He has been out of work since the incident occurred. He resides with his wife Renee Rauchut, daughter Kayleigh age 4, and baby Jimmy Jr. Brother of the Wolf will be holding a donation-only training event on Saturday, November 14 at our studio at 700 Market Street in GloucesterCity. 100% of the proceeds will go toward the support of Jimmy and his family. Bring your dog in between 11 AM... Read more →


ROCCO CARSILLO PLEADS GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER IN WEST DEPTFORD

PRESS RELEASE October 29, 2015 WOODBURY NJ--Rocco Carsillo (DOB 7/2/58) pleaded guilty today (10/29) to aggravated manslaughter in the March 2014 stabbing death of 50-year-ol Margaret Ann DePietro, accepting responsibility for the death that he acknowledged occurred after the two ingested drugs and “partied heavily” in her West Deptford apartment. Margaret DiPietro’s body was found in her apartment on 3/5/14. Her death was attributed to multiple stab wounds. Carsillo, who had a relationship with the victim dating back to 2003, which included a history of domestic violence, was arrested in Winslow Township two days later. Carsillo lived briefly with DiPietro but had no permanent address. In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Margaret Cipparrone will recommend that Carsillo be sentenced to 24 years in... Read more →


CHOP CAROUSEL BALL RAISED MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) 2015 Carousel Ball raised more than $1.2 million to support The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care. A signature fundraiser for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since 1954, the Carousel Ball is a can't-miss event for dedicated CHOP supporters. Held on October 24, this year's black-tie event provided guests an exclusive look the new Buerger Center. 650 donors, clinicians, families and friends of the hospital socialized in the two-story, glass-walled lobby. Guests then moved upstairs for the latter part of the evening for dinner, dancing and stunning panoramic views of the city. "Each year, the Carousel Ball has made it possible for CHOP's clinicians and researchers to advance their work and discover new... Read more →


Gloucester County Jury Finds Cherry Hill Man Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

WOODBURY NJ--Mohammad A. Khan (DOB 10/7/91), of Cherry Hill NJ was convicted today (10/29) by a Gloucester County jury of vehicular homicide in a 7/30/13 collision on Route I-295 in which a 32-year-old Pennsville woman was killed when Khan’s car, which he was driving southbound at an estimated 105 to 113 miles per hour, struck the back of the vehicle in which she was a rear-seat passenger. Mary Campbell died of a broken neck in the 11:20 p.m. .crash. The jury reached a verdict after deliberations Wednesday afternoon and for a brief time today. Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson scheduled sentencing for 1/9/16, to be preceded by a motion for a new trial based on a jury instruction issue. In the one-day trial, Paul... Read more →


Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Collision that Injured Police Officer

CAMDEN CITY NEW JERSEY (October 30, 2015)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Oaklyn Police Chief Mark Moore reported a man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run collision that injured an Oaklyn police officer. The officer was struck by a motor vehicle in the intersection of the White Horse Pike and West Clinton Avenue in Oaklyn at approximately 10:40 a.m. today while directing traffic on a construction detail. The driver, Leon A. Williams, 49, of Dacula, Georgia, fled the scene after striking the officer. Oaklyn Police stopped Williams on the White Horse Pike in Collingswood after the injured officer broadcast a description of the vehicle that struck her. The officer was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden... Read more →


Why New Jersey's Notoriously Steep Property Taxes Aren't Going Down Anytime Soon

Click to expand/close Property taxes have been on the rise in New Jersey for years, through Democratic and Republican administrations, with state politicians trying everything from rebate checks to spending caps to fix the situation. Yet the average New Jersey property-tax bill went up again last year and is now at an all-time high of $8,161.… Read more →


Forty Year-Old Gloucester County Cold Case Murder Investigation Continues

WOODBURY NJ--Forty years have passed since 17-year-old Deptford High School student Patrick O’Neill walked into his family’s Almonesson Road farmhouse and his young life ended in what was probably his interruption of a daytime burglary. The fatal shooting of the Deptford NJ boy is one of Gloucester County’s oldest unsolved murders. Nonetheless, Patrick’s three brothers still believe whoever shot him on 10/30/75 will be found. “We continue to have faith that those responsible will be identified and held accountable in some way,” wrote his older brother Michael, in an e-mail from his Louisiana home. “We struggle every day with the thought that there are people who have direct knowledge of the events of that day, yet still fail to step forward,” said Michael O’Neill, who... Read more →


Last Supper Painting Saves Philly Child

PHILADELPHIA -- Jesus saves, apparently with a little help from Leonardo da Vinci. A 3-year-old boy survived a two-story fall from a window Wednesday after he landed on a framed painting of "The Last Supper" sitting outside the family's home in Philadelphia, according to a report by NBC10.com. When Dionna Praylow was getting her son Reginald,… Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Tree Stands, Blinds Left on Game Lands Must Be Tagged

New requirement also applies to other tracts under the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s management. If you harvest a deer, you’re required to tag it. And if you harvest it from a tree stand that was left on state game lands or other properties controlled by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, that stand, too, must be tagged. With hunting season underway, hunters are reminded a regulation that became effective earlier this year requires all tree stands and portable ground blinds left on lands under the Game Commission’s control be marked to identify their owners. The regulation applies on game lands, as well as on private lands enrolled in the Hunter Access program. All of these properties can be found on the State Game Lands Mapping Center at the... Read more →


Former Clayton Mayor Found Dead on SJ Beach was Visiting, Going to Attend School Conference

CLAYTON -- The family of a former mayor whose body was found on a Cape May County beach Tuesday said he had gone to the shore for the state school board conference in Atlantic City. Jeff Radio, 43, who served as Clayton's mayor from 2009 to 2012, was staying in Atlantic City ahead of the New… Read more →


Mount Ephraim Tax Preparer Charged with Three Counts of Forgery and One Count of Theft

CAMDEN CITY NJ (October 30, 2015)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Mount Ephraim Police Chief Brian Beppel reported a tax preparer is facing charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from a client. Marc Mecca, 54, of Mount Ephraim, is charged with three counts of forgery and one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property received. It is alleged Mecca forged the victim’s signature on three United State Treasury checks totaling $9,467 and deposited the funds into his own account in June 2013. Charges were filed against Mecca in June 2015 after the victim, a Sea Isle City man in his 40s, reported to Mount Ephraim Police that he did not receive his federal income tax refund checks for three... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Youth Pheasant Hunt Saturday; Extra Birds To Be Stocked

The Youth Pheasant Hunt is this Saturday, October 31. Eight WMAs will host guided hunts for pre-registered youth hunters in the morning, while two areas will be open all day. All areas are open after 1 p.m., and all areas will be restocked with additional birds for the afternoon. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a non-shooting, NJ-licensed adult. For information on which areas are open, visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/news/2015/ythpheas15.htm; for information on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's "Take A Kid Hunting" youth hunting program, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/takekidhunting.htm . Related articles Take a Kid Hunting Youth Bow Hunt September 27 First Hunt - Kids on Their First Pheasant Hunt! CNB HUNTING/FISHING NEW JERSEY: Youth Firearm Deer Hunt Day This Saturday, November 22 Youth Deer Hunting Day... Read more →


Your Money: $57.6 MILLION BEACH AND DUNE PROJECT IN CAPE MAY COUNTY COMPLETED

BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT IN NORTHERN OCEAN CITY TO BEGIN TRENTON (October 29, 2015)--- The Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the completion of the beach and dune portion of a $57.6 million project to construct beaches and dunes in Cape May County today, the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, Commander, Philadelphia District of USACE, were joined this morning by Sea Isle City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Len Desiderio and other federal, state and local officials at 58th Street in Sea Isle City as machinery from contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. began demobilizing. The project, which began in April, provides southern Ocean City, the Strathmere section of... Read more →


LION member spotlight: CNBNews

By Matt DeRienzo | October, 2015 A question and answer with William E. Cleary Sr., publisher of CNBNewsnet William E. Cleary Sr. 1. When did your site launch, what geography does it cover and why was it founded? Our site was founded in July 2006. The new owner of the Gloucester City News, a weekly paper, located in Gloucester City, New Jersey, asked me to build it. After it was completed he said he didn’t have the time to keep it current. Instead of letting my hard work go to the wayside, I kept it going, adding ClearysNoteBook to the domain name. CNBNews provides news and opinion regarding the South Jersey and Philadelphia region, with a focus on Gloucester City. 2. What was your background... Read more →


Email Threat Sent To Camden County College Results In The Arrest Of A Female Student 10-28-2015 | Gloucester Township Police Department

On October 28, 2015 at approximately 9:08 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department received a call from the Camden County College Public Safety Department who advised the Police Department that a threat to the school was made via email. Officers responded to the College and were advised that an email was sent from a computer in the Cyber Café at Camden County College that was accessible to the public. The email was sent to the Vice Dean of the Camden County College. The contents of the email stated “THERE IS A THREAT COMING TO THIS CAMPUS TOMORROW AT 130 PM!”. Officers from the Gloucester Townships Police Department and the Camden County College Public Safety Department quickly developed a suspect. Detectives then went to the suspect’s... Read more →


CNB Crime: Man Wounded in Winslow Shooting

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief Robert Stimelski reported a man was wounded in a shooting last night. Winslow Police responded at approximately 7:53 p.m. on Thursday to the unit block of Melwood Court in the Manor Hall 2 development for a report of a gunshot victim. The victim, a 25-year-old Sicklerville man, was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with multiple gunshot wounds. He was reported to be in stable condition. 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 Office Detective Paul Audino at (856) 225-8449 or Winslow Police Detective Lucas Mitchell at (609) 561-3300. Information can also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.... Read more →


Armed Robbery 7-11 Store, Glendora Section

Gloucester Township PD release Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers: A masked heavy set white male, wearing a black and orange “TBAA Soccer” winter jacket, gray sweat pants, black gloves, and displaying a knife and brass knuckles, demanded and stole currency, Newport Cigarettes, and Zig Zag Cigars from the store clerk. The clerk claimed the suspect had a soft voice while speaking, and continually stated he didn’t want any problems. If you can identify the suspect in the video call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access... Read more →


Meet Temple's Matt Rhule, the former Giants coach who could be heading back to Jersey

(hello, Rutgers?) PHILADELPHIA -- When Matt Rhule was hired as an assistant defensive line coach at UCLA in 2001, Phil Snow, the team's defensive coordinator at the time, said Rhule "got to know me better than I know myself." When Snow had the urge for a caffeine kick, coffee would already be brewing. Just as Snow would think… Read more →


American Red Cross Blood Drive In Honor of Nico Cassabria

Join the Gloucester Township Police and the American Red Cross for a blood drive in honor of Gloucester Township’s Nico Cassabria, who is a 8 year old boy from the Blackwood section fighting Neuroblastoma. Nico’s mother, Stephanie, is a GTPD Telecommunicator. The blood drive will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Gloucester Township Senior Center, next to the municipal building, at 1261 Chews Landing Road, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. To make an appointment, please CLICK HERE The American Red Cross reminds you to HYDRATE- drink plenty of water, and please bring your ID. For questions about this event, please contact the GTPD Community Relations Unit at 856-374-5735 or email CommunityRelations@GTPolice.com Download the flyer in PDF: Gloucester... Read more →


Eastern Opera of NJ ends its 3rd season with Puccini’s Tosca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOUND BROOK, NJ / October 27, 2015 - Eastern Opera of NJ ends its 3rd season with Puccini’s Tosca. Tosca will be sung in Italian on Saturday, November 7th and 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 8th and 15th at 3:00pm at the Brook Theater, 12 Hamilton St in downtown Bound Brook NJ. Tickets are on sale online at easternopera.org and by phone at (908) 566-5708. Maestro Robert Butts will begin each act with a brief lecture describing the action that will take place. As the story unfolds, the beautiful, talented, adored Floria Tosca is thrown into an unthinkable situation when she becomes trapped between her commitment to her lover Mario and a perfidious chief of police Baron Scarpia. In order to... Read more →


Gloucester Township Library December Events

VOORHEES, N.J. – Calendar of Events Listings for December 2015 at Gloucester Twp. organized by age groups Camden County Library System GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP BRANCH Call for registration at the Gloucester Twp. Branch (856) 228-0022 or register online at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/events Adult Programs December 2015 Bowling the Wii Way Adult Thursdays, Dec. 3, 17, 2:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome as we bowl and play Wii games for fun and exercise NJ ROPE Paranormal Adult Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. NJ Researchers of Paranormal Evidence (NJROPE) offers a program where you can view their equipment, ask questions and view evidence they've collected Pine Cone Creations Adult Thursday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Come discover how fun and easy it is to create a pine cone craft and see the... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: WHY DID NJ PAY $316M IN OVERTIME TO GUARD COUNTY JAILS?

Overtime spending has become a problem at county jails in New Jersey. Many counties spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on overtime each year, resulting in a total of $316.5 million in the last five years alone. NJ.com says some overtime spending is clearly justified, but it's gotten out of control in places like Mercer County, which topped the list of the biggest overtime spenders. Only Bergen, Warren, and Cape May counties were able to keep it in check. LAWYER IN DERAILMENT CASE SAYS CONRAIL MISLED COURT Mark Cuker, an attorney for the plaintiffs in the 2012 Paulsboro derailment case, claims that Conrail misled the court about its training program, leading the judge to rule against those suing over the accident and chemical spill. Philly.com... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: FEMA Paid $250 Million in Duplicate Benefits After Hurricane Sandy

press release October 29 The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General used innovative data matching tools to determine that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) paid approximately $250 million in disaster assistance to more than 29,000 Hurricane Sandy applicants who may have received duplicate benefits from their private insurers, according to a new audit report. The information in this report, "FEMA Faces Challenges in Verifying Applicants' Insurance Policies for the Individuals and Households Program," was compiled by OIG auditors who conducted a large-scale data comparison of FEMA’s records to a private insurance claims database. They sought to determine the validity of FEMA’s process for validating insurance coverage – or lack thereof - for applicants seeking assistance from the Individuals and Households Program. While... Read more →


Obituary | Daniel J. Scavette of Runnemede

Born: May 09, 1950 Died: October 29, 2015 Daniel J. Scavette, on October 29, 2015, of Runnemede. Age 65. Beloved husband for 22 years of Teresa (nee Venneri). Devoted father of Aimee and the late Danielle Scavette and step-father of Tracy Gillotte. Loving grandpop of Lyla and Evan. Loving son of Irene V. (nee Kowalik) and the late Daniel P. Scavette. Dear brother of Michael, Bob (Sharon), and Gary (Carman) Scavette. Also survived by man’s best friends, Skipper and Sookie, and many nieces and nephews. Dan was the owner and President of Daniel’s Custom Draperies, Inc. in Runnemede. He was an avid runner and enjoyed fishing, camping, and boating with his family. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER... Read more →


The Champ is here: Camden's Chandler leading Temple against Notre Dame

The Temple University football team was 2-10 two seasons ago. On Saturday night, the 7-0 and 21 st-ranked Owls will host No. 9 Notre Dame in a prime-time nationally-televised matchup that is bringing ESPN’s GameDay program to Philadelphia. There have been a lot of reasons behind the quick turnaround, including the development of players who struggled… Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Time Running Out To Submit Angler Survey

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is conducting this 20 minute on-line survey to obtain angler feedback concerning warmwater/coolwater fishing experiences in New Jersey. The information collected will be used to guide future management and regulation decisions. Unlike previous surveys, this survey is specifically designed to account for varying levels of fishing interests and experience so no matter if you are the occasional angler fishing just a couple times a year or the hard core fishing fanatic please complete the survey as angler input at all levels is important. Please have your Fishing License Number (CID#) handy before beginning the survey. Your CID# is the 9 digit number found on your license. This information, as well as your zip code, will only be... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Lindenwold school board pays $40,000 to settle fired employee's FMLA lawsuit

John Paff | NJCivil Settlements On October 8, 2015, the Lindenwold Board of Education (Camden County) agreed to pay $40,000 to a school custodian who claimed that the school board fired her in violation of her rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). In her suit, Colleen Pizzo, who suffers from clinical depression, alleged that her condition caused her physician to order her to take approximately three weeks of medical leave during March and April 2013. Pizzo claimed that although the leave was qualified under the FMLA, the Board fired her based on its mistaken determination that Pizzo had exhausted her FMLA leave entitlement. The case is captioned Pizzo v. Lindenwold Board of Education,... Read more →


GCHS Class of 1985 Celebrate 30th Reunion November 14

Class of 1985 to Hold 30th Reunion on Saturday, November 14 Please come celebrate The Gloucester Catholic class of 1985 30th high school reunion at Adelphia's on Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. For details please email Leo Dubler ldubler@dublerlaw.com . There will be a buffet dinner, music, and cash bar. The cost is $45. Must be received by November 6. To register, either : 1. Send your check to Leo B. Dubler, III, 20000 Horizon Way, Suite 300, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. or 2. Use Paypal (see Facebook events page) Here is the Facebook page to the Class of 1985 30th reunion event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1602295480032195 Read more →


Medications Used to Treat Heartburn and Acid Reflux May Damage your Kidneys

Newswise — San Diego, CA (October 27, 2015) — Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two studies that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3¬–8 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the top 10 class of prescribed medications in the United States. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise, with more than 20 million Americans burdened by the disease. Diabetes and hypertension are common risk factors for CKD; however, certain medications can also play a role. Two new studies show that increased use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), medications that treat reflux and... Read more →


Uber’s Surge Pricing May Not Lead to a Surge in Drivers - ProPublica

Uber’s surge pricing doesn’t necessarily increase the availability of rides. It just makes them more expensive. by Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu ProPublica, Oct. 29, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Uber has long stirred controversy and consternation over the higher “surge” prices it charges at peak times. The company has always said the higher prices actually help passengers by encouraging more drivers to get on the road. But computer scientists from Northeastern University have found that higher prices don’t necessarily result in more drivers. Researchers Le Chen, Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson created 43 new Uber accounts and virtually hailed cars over four weeks from fixed points throughout San Francisco and Manhattan. They found that many drivers actually leave surge areas in anticipation of fewer people ordering... Read more →


Reports: Mysterious Man Seen on the Day Three Year-Old Brendan Creato Died /nj1015

Reports have emerged of witnesses saying the day 3-year-old Brendan Creato mysteriously went missing and died, an older man was seen with a baby carriage nearby. It’s one of several newly reveled details in a report by PhillyVoice.com, which quotes Haddon Township resident Mark Hoover saying he’d seen an older white man wheeling a baby carriage toward Cooper River Park early in the morning of Oct. 13. Brendan Creato was reported missing by his father at around 6 a.m., and found dead in woods along nearby South Park Drive at around 9 a.m. The report quotes Hoover saying the white man pushing the carriage wore a yellow sweater, tan pants and eyeglasses, and appeared to be at least 60. The man was reportedly out with... Read more →


Kiwanis Club of the Haddons Making a Difference

photos by Milton Smith. Eastern Regional High School Key club members after a successful trail clean-up at the Little Timber Creek Nature Trail in Haddon Heights. HADDON HEIGHTS:The Little Timber Creek Nature Trail is a recent recipient of 200 hours of continued support by the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons. With 38 members from the Key Club of Eastern Regional High School along with Kiwanis Club members, short order was made of clearing the Little Timber Creek Nature Trail adjacent the Devon Avenue sports complex in Haddon Heights of litter and overgrowth. In addition, a section of the boardwalk was repaired. The Key Club and Kiwanis Club makes three visits a year to the trail to help fulfill a Camden County Clean Communities Mini-Grant. In... Read more →


Sandusky lawyer wants charges dismissed if leaks were made to grand jury

BELLEFONTE -- The judge handling convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky's appeal ordered Pennsylvania's attorney general on Thursday to provide him and the former Penn State assistant football coach's lawyers any information she might have about possible leaks in the case by state prosecutors and a grand jury judge. Judge John Cleland gave Attorney General Kathleen Kane… Read more →


Police Officers in New Jersey Join Call to Boycott Quentin Tarantino movies

The New Jersey State PBA has joined police departments in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in calling for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino's films. "Mr. Tarantino should be mindful of the potential dangers that can result from the dangerous rhetoric once it is ingrained in the mind of a person who is willing to harm… Read more →


YOUR MONEY: This Is Worst Budget Deal GOP Has Negotiated Since First Bush

Stephen Moore / @StephenMoore / October 28, 2015 Halloween is looking especially scary this year. On Monday, Republican leaders in Congress declared an unconditional fiscal surrender to President Barack Obama and the left, negotiating a dangerous budget deal that eliminates all of the checks on Washington’s spend-and-borrow binge by breaking the budget caps, ending the sequester and raising the debt ceiling by over $1 trillion. It’s the worst budget deal to be negotiated by the GOP since George H.W. Bush violated his no new taxes pledge in 1990 at Andrews Air Force Base. The result of that capitulation was to make Bush a one-term president and to split the Republican party right down the middle. This deal has the same catastrophic potential. Here are some... Read more →


Authorities Investigating Camden City Homicide

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city early this morning. Camden County Police were dispatched at approximately 12:13 a.m. on Thursday the area of 10th Street and Atlantic Avenue in reference to a ShotSpotter activation alerting police to gunshots. Officers arrived and found the victim, William Alvarez, 25, of Camden, in the driver’s seat of a car. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m. The 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 Office Detective Pete Longo (856) 580-5854 or Camden County Police Detective... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Daniel Webster, Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

RELATED CATEGORY: BLUE LINE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO--Police Officer Dan Webster succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on October 21st, 2015, while making a traffic stop. He had stopped a motorcycle that was displaying a stolen license plate near the intersection of Central Avenue and Eubank Boulevard at approximately 8:00 pm. Officer Webster had placed one handcuff on the subject's left wrist when the man pretended to be injured by complaining that his right shoulder was hurt. The subject then reached for a concealed handgun and opened fire on him at close range. Officer Webster was struck in the face, chest, and arm. The man, a felon with a prior manslaughter conviction, was arrested a short time later by responding officers who had contained him within a... Read more →


The next Camden County sheriff will be a double-dipper – and possibly a triple-dipper.

Camden voters must choose between double-dippers for sheriff By Mark Lagerkvist / The next Camden County sheriff will be a double-dipper – and possibly a triple-dipper. Voters have no other choice in next week’s election. If Democratic Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson wins, he’ll be eligible for three sets of public paychecks totaling roughly $204,000 a year – $144,753 in sheriff’s salary, $50,383 in pension as a retired Camden city cop and a second pension worth at least $8,800 as a newly retired state lawmaker. If Republican Lewis “Lou” Hannon is elected, his annual take would be nearly $215,000 – the sheriff’s salary plus his $70,985 pension, also as a Camden city police retiree. Each hopes to succeed the incumbent double-dipper, outgoing Sheriff Charles Billingham. For... Read more →


Moorestown Police Alert: Safe “Trick or Treating” Glow Stick Liquid & Other Safety Tips

With Halloween Saturday the NJ Poison Information/ Education System brings Don’t let innocent fun turn into a disaster. “Taking simple precautions can go a long way in keeping families safe,” says Steven Marcus, MD, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, a division of the Department of Emergency Medicine of the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University. “Being prepared and informed about how to avoid a poisoning or how to handle a possible poisoning can ensure a positive outcome,” Marcus says. “Parents often call 9-1-1 or spend hours in the emergency room when they could have called our poison experts for immediate medical advice. If you suspect a poisoning, don’t take chances by waiting until symptoms occur or... Read more →