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October 2015

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 →


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,... 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 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... 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.... 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... 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 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... 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... 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.... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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 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... 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... 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; for information on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's "Take A Kid Hunting" youth hunting program, visit . Related articles Take a Kid Hunting Youth Bow Hunt September 27 First... Read more →


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... 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!”.... 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... 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... 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 →

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... 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... 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... 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... 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;... 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... 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, 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Market Street Eyesore Coming Down; Sex Offender Registry; High School Report Card

CNB TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet LONGTIME EYESORE WILL BE DEMOLISHED--The Market Street eyesore (above), at the border of Gloucester City and Mount Ephraim, will be demolished in the near future, according to KingsGate Realtor Patrick Bocchicchio, of Mt. Ephraim. Bocchicchio said the Knights of Columbus Chapter 3485 purchased the property from the state about five years ago. “The organization wanted to renovate it and use it for a meeting place," said the realtor. Bocchicchio is the real estate agent for the property. CNBNews asked the realtor to talk with the Knights of Columbus about the... Read more →

Kennedy University Hospitals Earn an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score Voorhees, October 28, 2015 -- Kennedy University Hospital’s three acute care facilities – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township, NJ -- have been honored with an A grade in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. An announcement released nationally today by independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades that rate them on safety measures. Considered the gold... Read more →

Pine Hill Police News: Ford Driving Skills for Life program a success at Overbrook High School

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 students from Overbrook High School participated in the Ford Driving Skills for Life program in the main parking lot of the school. Students were able to go hands-on operating real motor vehicles from the Ford Motor Company in scenarios to help them make better decisions as teen drivers. The Pine Hill Police Department has made it a priority to help teach teen drivers safe habits and explain the consequences of reckless driving. During the school year, officers participate in classrooms during driver’s education lessons and also attend the annual prom safety assembly put on by... Read more →

Nuclear Waste Shipments Headed for New Jersey Say Opponents

For Immediate Release: October 27, image to enlarge Brick, NJ – Hundreds of nuclear waste shipments would cross through New Jersey if Congress moves forward with pending legislation to revive a plan for the country’s first nuclear waste repository in Nevada moves forward through Congress. On Tuesday, GRAMMES and Clean Water Action released maps of the likely routes radioactive shipments would use, joining dozens of environmental and clean energy groups across the country simultaneously releasing maps of their local areas. The groups urge citizens to weigh in with Congress about the dangers. According to the map, highly radioactive waste... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL: Health care costs for dementia found greater than for any other disease

(NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH)--In the last five years of life, total health care spending for people with dementia was more than a quarter-million dollars per person, some 57 percent greater than costs associated with death from other diseases, including cancer and heart disease. The new analysis, appearing in the Oct. 27, 2015, online issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, estimates that total health care spending was $287,000 for those with probable dementia and $183,000 for other Medicare beneficiaries in the study. The analysis was funded primarily by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of... Read more →

Statement from the freeholder-director on President Obama's comments about the CCPD

Statement from Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli The statement below is by Freeholder DirectorLouis Cappelli in regard to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, recognizing the work of the Camden County Police Department at the International Association of Chiefs of Police: “Again, another glowing story from the President of the United States, Barack Obama, about the hard work the men and women of the Camden County Police Department are doing in the city. Today, the President took time out of his schedule to speak with police chiefs across the nation about what is working in modern day policing and... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: TRICARE Young Adult premiums to Increase

PRESS RELEASE The TRICARE Health Plan has announced the 2016 premiums for TRICARE Young Adult Prime and Standard options covering beneficiaries between 23 and 26 years old. These premiums are adjusted on an annual basis and go into effect Jan. 1, 2016. For 2016, the monthly premium for TYA Prime is $306 per month, and TYA Standard is $228 per month. TRICARE is required to set these premiums to cover the full cost of health care received by TYA beneficiaries. For the first time since TYA was created in 2011, TRICARE has sufficient statistically valid cost data to set annual... Read more →

Lindenwold PD Alert: Lindenwold Halloween Parade Saturday, October 31

Parade Line up and Registration will be from 11:00 am -11:45 am at the Lindenwold High School Parking Lot. At 12:00 pm, the Parade begins from Lindenwold High School and will proceed along Egg Harbor Road to Lindenwold Park. Once at Lindenwold Park Halloween costumes will be judge and trophy's will be awarded. There will also be a Haunted Egg Hunt. Treat Bags will be provided to children participants. Hours for Trick or Treating are between 2:00pm and 8:00 pm Address/Location Lindenwold Police Department 2001 Egg Harbor Rd Lindenwold, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-784-7566 Read more →

Joe Ruggeri Named Gloucester Catholic Wrestling Coach

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Joe Ruggeri has been named Gloucester Catholic head wrestling coach, Athletic Director Patrick Murphy announced. Coach Ruggeri has served as an assistant wrestling coach in South Jersey for nearly 20 years, including 14 years at Pitman and 5 years at Gloucester Catholic. He has also coached football as an assistant at Woodstown. A 1971 Glassboro High graduate, Ruggeri earned his Associate's Degree from Camden County College and his Bachelor's from Rutgers-Camden. He is excited taking over as the Rams' head coach. "Everything I've learned in wrestling, I've learned from the best coaches in South Jersey, such as Wayne... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Norcross Favors Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

press release/October 28, 2015 Congressman Norcross on Bipartisan Budget Act “Now we can start to build on this momentum and get America working again.” Washington, DC- Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today voted for passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. “This budget deal is welcome news for working Americans and a victory for the moderate voices in Congress who want to get results. The agreement ensures that we won’t soon see another government shutdown or default as some extremists had hoped, so we can instead focus on helping families get ahead in America,” said Rep. Norcross. The Bipartisan Budget... Read more →

Brooklawn Police Arrest 23-Year-Old Suspect for Stealing Baby Formula from Shop Rite

BROOKLAWN NJ--On 10/28/2015 at 4:23 PM, Brooklawn Police were dispatched to the Brown's Shop Rite for the report of a male actively shoplifting in the store. Upon the arrival of the first officer, he observed the suspect physically fighting with store employees at the entrance. As the officer exited his patrol unit the suspect ran back into the store where a short foot pursuit took place prior to the suspect being tackled to the ground and taken into custody. Through further investigation it was found the suspect attempted to walk out of the store with baby formula, which he did... Read more →

Obituary | Ann M. Domanick of Gloucester City

Ann M. Domanick Born: July 15, 1959 Died: October 26, 2015 Ann M. Domanick (nee Watson), on October 26, 2015, of Gloucester City; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 56. Beloved wife of Andrew. Devoted mother of John Bigwood (Jennifer), Tamara Bigwood, Laura Vinson, Kenny Vinson, and the late Jacqueline Bigwood. Loving grandmother of nine. Dear sister of Patrick Watson and the late Thomas and Michael. Also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 8:45 to 9:45am Tuesday, November 2nd, at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 10am at the Church.... Read more →

Obituary | Kathryn G. Falkenstein of Bellmawr

Kathryn G. Falkenstein Born: July 03, 1936 Died: October 26, 2015 Kathryn G. “Cass” Falkenstein (nee Georgianna), of Bellmawr, passed peacefully at home with her family surrounding her on October 26, 2015. Age 79. Beloved wife and best friend of 47 years of William. Devoted mother of Kristina Gustavsen (Douglas). Loving grandmother of Nickolas and Francesca. Dear sister of Isabelle Bechtel, Mary Knighton and Samuel Georgianna (Earlene). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Special thanks to Compassionate Care Hospice. Mrs. Falkenstein was a member of the J & R Young at Heart Club. There will... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Health Commissioner to Participate in Superstorm Sandy Behavioral Health Panel

New Jersey’s Acting Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett will participate in a Superstorm Sandy Anniversary panel discussion on October 29 at Southern Jersey Family Medical Center in Pleasantville. The 10 a.m. roundtable talk will center on how Department grants have aided health care providers in identifying and screening individuals for behavioral health issues related to Superstorm Sandy. These services have assisted more than 50,000 residents who have been screened for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse and referred for evaluation, treatment, and other services. The Department has awarded a total of $4.3 million to community... Read more →