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