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December 2015

Obituary | Joseph J. Schmidt of Runnemede

Joseph J. Schmidt Born: July 02, 1928 Died: December 29, 2015 Joseph J. Schmidt, on December 29, 2015, of Runnemede; formerly of Woodlynne. Age 87. Beloved husband of Barbara Ricketts (nee Broome). Devoted father of Judi Sosnowsky (Paul), Hannah Barrow, and the late Norman Davis, Joseph Schmidt, and David Schmidt... Read more →


Philadelphia: Mummers Parade Information

PHILADELPHIA -- Their instruments are tuned, their costumes are properly covered in sequins, their struts have been perfected, and Friday, the Mummers will ring in the New Year with their annual march down Broad Street. The Mummers are a Philadelphia tradition more than 100 years old and still going strong.... Read more →


Latest Emails Reveal Clinton was Worried about Press and Wikileaks

With just hours to go before Washington rang in the new year, the State Department released some 5,500 of Hillary Clinton’s emails as part of the massive document dump ordered by a federal judge overseeing the controversy surrounding the former secretary’s private email account The voluminous documents cache, at least... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE:

U.S. Sailors Watch New Year Fireworks in Japan

YOKOSUKA, JAPAN--U.S. sailors watch fireworks to celebrate the new year from the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 1, 2016. The aircraft carrier and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the maritime... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Lawyers for Cosby say Charges are Politically Motivated

PHILADELPHIA — A day after he was charged with sexual assault, Bill Cosby's lawyers launched a campaign Thursday to discredit the case against him as false and politically motivated. The charges "fulfill a campaign promise" that prosecutor Kevin Steele made this fall while running to be Montgomery County district attorney,... Read more →


Princeton Private School to Pay $58,000 to Resolve Claims It Wrongly Expelled Girl

TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights announced today that the private Waldorf School of Princeton will pay a learning-disabled student and her parents $58,000 to resolve allegations that it unlawfully discriminated when it expelled the girl, without prior notice, after seven years as a student because of her mother’s... Read more →


Consumer Affairs Obtains Court Order Shutting Down Unregistered Contractor

NEWARK – The Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against Leroy N. Brown, an unregistered contractor who did business as “B&K Masonry & Chimney,” for misrepresenting himself as a registered contractor and for using deceptive sales tactics, including proclamations of... Read more →


Two Plead Guilty in Robbery Attempt in Which an Undercover Officer Was Shot in Garfield

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that two men pleaded guilty today to charges related to an incident in which an undercover police officer was shot and wounded during an armed robbery attempt outside a Marshall’s store in Garfield last year. Melvin Guzman, 20, of Garfield, pleaded... Read more →


Guest Editorial: Trump is Right

Yes, we said that. Don't get used to it. | For the first time in the history, we agree with something that Donald Trump said. Here it is: "Christie can't win because of his past." Trump was referring to Bridgegate, and that will be a big problem for Gov. Chris... Read more →


NUTTER, EAGLE CONNOR BARWIN AND CITY OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND AT SMITH PLAYGROUND

Philadelphia, December 28, 2015 —Mayor Michael A. Nutter was joined by Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and other community leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off the renovation of Smith Recreation Center and its adjoining facilities in South... Read more →


N.J. Mass Transit Travel Guide for New Year's

If you're looking to celebrate New Year's Eve and travel responsibly, extra service will be offered to and from the festivities in New York on ferries, buses and trains. NJ Transit, which will have a special New Year's schedule, says no alcoholic beverages will be permitted on trains, buses or... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: $2 Billion awarded to minority-owned businesses during Mayor Nutter’s term

Posted on December 30, 2015 by City of Philadelphia Philadelphia, December 30, 2015 — Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the release of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Participation Report andEconomic Opportunity Plan Review for 2009-2015 – two documents representing an in-depth analysis of for-profit contracts... Read more →


Vets remove toys from puppy's tummy

A Philadelphia puppy is getting back to his bouncy self after two plastic squeaky toys were removed from his stomach. Jasper is seen at home in Philadelphia. (AP | For lehighvalleylive.com) Doctors at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown, Bucks County, say the only sign that 6-month-old Jasper was... Read more →


Camden County Implements New Emergency Notification System

(December 30, 2015) - The Camden County Office of Emergency Management has implemented a new emergency notification system, or reverse 911 system, to keep residents better informed in the event of an emergency. “To provide you and your family with a quick and reliable method of communication during an emergency,... Read more →


Drone Owners Overwhelm Federal Government’s Registration System

Natalie Johnson / @nataliejohnsonn / The Federal Aviation Administration appeared unprepared to accommodate the flood of new drone owners during the holiday season after requiring that Americans register their drones before lift off. The FAA shut down its registration page twice within two days after it launched last Monday because... Read more →


CNB CRIME: State Trooper Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted for Human Trafficking

Pohatcong Township N.J. (December 29,2015)-- There is no such thing as a routine traffic stop, and yesterday, Trooper Francis Cagulada, of Perryville Station, found that out when he arrested Will W. Chen, 58, of Pittsburgh, P.A., as the result of an arrest warrant for human trafficking. At 11:00 p.m., Chen... Read more →


News Week: The Year in Sports, Part One

The only surprise remaining in sports is that we are continually surprised by what transpires. Man’s—and woman’s—constant quest to achieve victory and, in a sense, immortality on the fields of play leads to a panoply of bizarre moments. Behold: a roundup of the sublime and ridiculous in 2015 sport, Part... Read more →


Alex Law: 'I'm Running Against the Most Corrupt Democrat in the State of N.J.'/watch video

Hi! My name is Alex. I am a 24 year old running in the NJ CD 01 primary against the most corrupt Democrat in the state: Donald Norcross. I am the only candidate in NJ that has formally endorsed Bernie Sanders for President, something I am incredibly excited about. We... Read more →


Port Authority Cop Killed in N.J. Turnpike Accident

EAST BRUNSWICK -- An off-duty Port Authority Police officer, who was on the force for just over a year, died early Tuesday morning in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to authorities. The accident occurred in the southbound truck lanes on the highway at about 3:20 a.m.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Sweeney on N.J.'s Gaming Interests

By Stephen M. Sweeney Whether you gamble in an Atlantic City casino, at a racetrack or in a bet among friends, the most important principal is that the game is honest. Each side must have faith that, however long the odds, the outcome isn't rigged. Negotiations in politics operate in... Read more →


Here Are the Police Officers the Media Should Have Talked About in 2015

Scott Erickson / @SGErickson / December 28, 2015 2015 was a rough year for American law enforcement. There has been a seemingly unending chorus of anti-police protests, accentuated by inflammatory and often dangerous rhetoric, which has inspired a hostility toward law enforcement that’s not been seen in decades. While some... Read more →


Safe 2015 Cars That Can Help You Find Cheap Auto Insurance!

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auto-car-insurance4.info has released a new blog post presenting the safest 2015 car models. The article also explains how these vehicles influence auto insurance premiums. Drivers who choose to buy a safe vehicle will quickly notice that their auto insurance premiums go down. Safety... Read more →