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January 2016

WATCH: Stupid Drug Dealers Get High and Call Cops |

Try not to laugh at these two criminal masterminds in Idaho as you listen to their 911 call. Apparently whatever they smoked was so good that it caused their level of paranoia to go sky high and rather that run from the law they decided to just confront their problem head on. The caller sounds like a genuinely nice guy so maybe he can be a shining example for other criminals in how they should behave. GET THE VIDEO OF THE DAY via Read more →


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Weichert Presents Benefits of Pursuing a Job as a Real Estate Agent MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., January 26, 2016 – According to Weichert, Realtors, there are three common perks that draw people to pursue a career in real estate: the opportunity for independence, the ability to create their own flexible hours and the potential to earn unlimited income. With the freedom to operate like an entrepreneur, being a real estate agent is very much like owning one’s own business, where the only limits to success are the amount of effort put into the job and an individual’s ability... Read more →

CNB Crime: Two North Wildwood Residents Arrested for Misuse of Food Stamp Card

For Immediate Release – January 26, 2016 Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announces the arrest of Kevin Heiler, 37, of North Wildwood, New Jersey, and Kim Strawhacker, 59, of North Wildwood, New Jersey, culminating a theft investigation involving the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Cape May County Board of Social Services. Cape May County Board of Social Services investigators learned that Strawhacker was utilizing Heiler’s Social Services Benefit card for a three month period while Heiler was incarcerated. The County Board of Social Services notified the Prosecutor’s Office and... Read more →

CNB Archives 2011: Gloucester City Voters Asked to Extend Hours of Sunday Liquor Sales

Posted Monday, August 29, 2011 ( Gloucester City Mayor and Council at the August 26 regular meeting authorized a municipal referendum to be placed on the November ballot pertaining to Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages. Residents will be asked to vote for or against changing the operating hours of Sunday sales to 12 noon to 2AM. Local tavern owners contend the present Sunday hours, 1PM to 10PM, is hurting their business since liquor sales between the proposed hours (12 noon-2AM) are allowed in neighboring towns. The owners also argue that the extra time will allow their customers to watch Sunday... Read more →

CNB Crime: Former Gloucester City Cub Master Timothy McManus Pleads Guilty to Theft

modified/updated CAMDEN CITY N.J.(CNBNewsnet) --Timothy McManus, 35, of Gloucester City, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree theft on January 11, according to Andy McNeil of the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Former Cub Master McManus was arrested in October for using the Cub Scout Pack 165 credit card to make personal transactions in the amount of $5,710 that were not authorized by the organization. Under the terms of the plea, he faces a suggested sentence of one year of probation. Additionally, he will be required to pay approximately $4,557 in restitution and he is not to hold a position of... Read more →

City of Gloucester City Annual Senior Citizens Claim for Reduced Water Charge

NOTE: CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE BEFORE PRINTING IT Ordinance 90-32-Reduced water rents for certain persons over 65 years of age. When any dwelling unit is owned and occupied by a person or persons who is or are over 65 years of age and who are not gainfully employed and are the sole support of themselves, then in such instances the minimum charge for water per quarter shall be at the rate of 1/2 the regular minimum charge, provided that the section shall not apply to the charge made for water used over the allowance gallonage per quarter. See more... Read more →

Frank Quinton Jr., Korean War Army Veteran, St. Mary's Church Parishioner

Frank Quinton, Jr., age 86, of Gloucester City On January 23, 2016, Peacefully in the loving care of his family. Devoted husband of 65 years to Anna May Quinton (nee Greenan). Cherished father of Anna (James) Summers, Frank (Joan) Quinton III, Kathleen (John) Koc, Virginia (William) James , Joseph (Deanna) Quinton, Barbara (Jeffrey) Creato, Janice (late Michael) Nichols, Patricia Underwood, Judith Arthur, Carolyn (John) Monteleone. Beloved grandfather of 28 and great-grandfather of 24. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank was born and raised in Camden City. He graduated from Camden City High School Class of 1947. He proudly served... Read more →

10 Key Issues That Face Atlantic City in 2016

Atlantic City officials and Trenton lawmakers may be running out of time -- if not ideas -- given that budget analysts expect the city to default on its loans or run out of cash by April. But the looming threat of insolvency is only part of the problem. Many of the same municipal leaders and political… Read more →

WATCH: Schuylkill River Diesel Fuel Cleanup

PHILADELPHIA PA--Footage of diesel fuel spilled into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 2016. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and numerous partner agencies are responding. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to a diesel fuel spill Tuesday in the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of Market Street in Philadelphia. Miller Environmental Group Inc., an oil spill response organization, conducted cleanup operations Tuesday resulting in 338 gallons of diesel fuel being recovered. It was reported Monday that a sensor malfunction on an emergency... Read more →

CNB Tips and Snippets: Why So Secretive? Special Board Meeting Canceled; Ugly Building Gone

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet THE SECRETIVE MAYOR AND COUNCIL-A few weeks ago we discovered that the City of Gloucester has a special water rate for senior citizens age 65 and older. In fact, we learned that this reduction, 50 percent off the minimum usage rate, has been available for some time. When we asked a city worker where we could obtain an application we were told they were available at the tax office. We stopped on Thursday, January 14, but the tax office was closed because of the tax sale that day. The same day we asked the... Read more →

Your Money: N.J. to Control City of Atlantic City

TRENTON, N.J. — Back from the campaign trail, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan Tuesday for the state to take control of Atlantic City's finances. Christie, flanked by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian at a Statehouse news conference, said "all three of us up here agree" that… Read more →


By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Whether saving lives at sea, stopping drug runners, or responding to oil spills, Coast Guard members are expected to be Always Ready. It’s their service motto. More than a slogan, "Always Ready" personifies tenacity in Coast Guard members. It represents their mental and physical acuity critical to protecting our homeland. A welcome sign greets military hopefuls at the entrance to the Boston Military Entrance Processing Station. The Boston MEPS is one of 65 MEPS nationwide where about 500 Coast Guard applicants are processed each year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd... Read more →

Commentary: Bill Maher Offends Yet Again

Catholic League January 25, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's latest assault on decency: When serial anti-Catholic bigots Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane get together, it is a sure fire recipe for new lows in tastelessness. And that's what we got on HBO last Friday night, as MacFarlane appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher." "'re so lucky that you do cartoons," Maher told the creator of Fox's "Family Guy," "because the things you get away with in cartoons—I'm so jealous of ..." The example he chose, predictably, was the repugnant Dec. 7, 2014 episode of "Family Guy." Titled,... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers: Residential Burglary and Theft, Blackwood

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (January 26, 2016)--On Tuesday January 19th 2016 at approximately 10:00 am, the Gloucester Township Police responded to Evergreen Avenue for a report of a burglary of a residence. While the homeowner was out, the male entered the home and stole various pieces of jewelry. He was still inside the residence when the homeowner returned and fled with the jewelry after he was confronted by the owner. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 18-25 years old, wearing a red/maroon hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The New Jersey State Police Forensic Artist Unit created... Read more →

In Wisconsin, you can go to jail for selling homemade muffins -

MADISON, Wis. – Sell a cookie, go to jail. As preposterous as it may sound, in Wisconsin you can go to jail and face hefty fines for selling homemade baked goods. Wisconsin is one of only two states to ban entrepreneurs from selling cookies, muffins and breads simply because they are made in a home kitchen. “That means that even if you sell one cookie at a farmers market, to your neighbor, somewhere in your community, you can go to jail for up to six months or even be fined up to $1,000. That’s not only unfair, it’s unconstitutional,” attorney... Read more →

Texting at Night Affects Teens’ Sleep, Academic Performance

(image provided) Rutgers researcher finds that instant messaging in the dark makes a difference compared to having the lights on By Patti Verbanas/Rutgers Today Can’t stop texting? If you’re a teenager, it may be to blame for falling grades and increased yawning in school, according to a new Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Child Neurology, is the first of its kind to link nighttime instant messaging habits of American teenagers to sleep health and school performance. “We need to be aware that teenagers are using electronic devices excessively and have a unique physiology,” says study author... Read more →

Christie's Claim that Shore had 'no residual flooding' after blizzard Causes Controversy

Watch: Ice Flows Down N.Wildwood Street ORTLEY BEACH -- Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on Monday defended Gov. Chris Christie's claim that Shore communities sustained "no residual flood damage" and "no residual flooding" the day after Saturday's blizzard. Just hours after Gov. Chris Christie delivered those comments on MSNBC's The Morning Joe, Guadagno said Christie was referring to towns experiencing no new flooding… Read more →

Hypothermia and older adults; Tips for staying safe in cold weather.

The cold truth about hypothermia is that Americans aged 65 years and older face this danger every winter. Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body's response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, some medicines including over-the-counter cold remedies, and aging itself. As a result, hypothermia can develop in older adults after even relatively mild exposure to cold weather or a small drop in temperature. These tips from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health will help older people avoid this dangerous cold-weather condition. When the temperature... Read more →

Kevin Morales, age 33 of Burleigh Arrested for Heroin and Cocaine Distributition

For Immediate Release – January 25, 2016 Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce the arrest of Kevin Morales, age 33 of Burleigh NJ for the distribution of a heroin and cocaine on January 21, 2016 This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Middle Township Police Department’s, Street Crimes Unit. On January 21, 2016, a court authorized search warrant was executed at Morales’s residence, that being the Catalina... Read more →


Paula Abdul in red dress. For the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's "National Wear Red Day" to raise awareness about heart disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Robbinsville, NJ, January 25, 2016— The American Heart Association is uniting with companies, community organizations, families and friends to “Go Red” and “Glow Red” on Friday, February 5th to spread the message that heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year—more than all cancers combined. It’s time to put our hearts into it and Go Red For Women. Thousands of New Jerseyans will participate in National Wear Red Day... Read more →

Haddonfield High School Names Jeffrey Franquet Head Softball Coach

The Haddonfield softball team has found its new head coach in Jeffrey Franquet. Franquet comes to the Bulldogs straight from the college level where he served as the head coach for Central Connecticut State University from 2009-14. Before that stop, he had the same role at Georgian Court University (2007-09) and made previous stops at Jacksonville… Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Georgetown man jailed on numerous charges

including possession of multiple weapons by a person prohibited GEORGETOWN DELAWARE (Jan. 22, 2016) – Following a criminal investigation, a Georgetown man was arrested Jan. 19 by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police for multiple weapons, drug and hunting violations, including possession of weapons by a person prohibited. Franklin D. Conaway III, 37, was charged with five felony counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited; one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, unlicensed hunting and failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season; and two counts each of possession of unlawfully taken antlered... Read more →

CNB Medical: This Is The Part Of Your Brain That Makes You Crave Sweets

If you have a sweet tooth, your cravings for sweets may not be driven by typical hunger pangs, but by a complex web of signals within the brain instead. Researchers from Yale University set out to discover if our desire to eat doughnuts and drink sodas comes from the brain’s cravings for sugar, or its need… Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Milford man faces charges including weapons violations

in connection with illegal deer drive near Bridgeville SEAFORD (Jan. 22, 2016) – Following an investigation, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Milford man Jan. 20 for weapons and hunting violations related to an illegal deer drive on Marshy Hope Wildlife Area west of Bridgeville. Gerald L. Bradley, 53, was charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited and one count each of unlicensed hunting and participating in an unlawful deer drive on state lands. A shotgun and 12 rounds of ammunition were seized as evidence. Following video arraignment in Justice of... Read more →

Financial Fraud The Disney Resort That Never Was

Thomas W. Lucas, Jr. convinced more than 250 investors that Disney had plans to build a resort approximately 50 miles north of Dallas. The claim was fake, and Lucas was sent to prison for fraud. 01/19/16 Thomas W. Lucas, Jr. was such an effective liar that he was able to convince hundreds of investors—even members of his own family—that he had inside information about a Disney resort to be built in Texas that would make the nearby scrubland worth a fortune for those who bought it ahead of time. Of course, there was no “Frontier Disney,” as Lucas claimed, but... Read more →

Mike Bloomberg, the Other Egomaniac Manhattan Billionaire May Run for the Presidency

Because of Leftism That other egomaniac Manhattan billionaire with delusions of political grandeur, Mike Bloomberg, is talking seriously about running for president, The New York Times, reports, even though it's clearly an exercise in futility: Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year's presidential race. His advisers and associates… Read more →

Assemblyman McKeon Suggest Using Powerball to Help N.J.'s Transportation Fund | The Auditor

While millions of Americans dreamed of new homes or tropical vacations while clutching their Powerball tickets last week, state Assemblyman John McKeon had a different idea: Maybe this was a way to help fund New Jersey's ailing Transportation Trust Fund. The Essex County Democrat bought Powerball tickets for all 52 of his fellow Democrats in the… Read more →

Dying Wish: Skip Flowers, "Just Don't Vote for Trump"

TRENTON -- Jeffrey Cohen won't be around to see who wins the 2016 presidential election. But he might have some input, thanks to his obituary. "Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump," reads the family-written obit that ran this week in honor of the late Pittsburgh chiropractor. The… Read more →

Dogs Freeze to Death; Legislators to Consider Law Requiring Proper Shelter for Rover

How cold is 'too cold' to leave your dog outside TRENTON -- In response to the death of two New Jersey dogs who froze to death this past week, state lawmakers will introduce legislation on Monday requiring and defining proper shelter for dogs left outside in the cold. State Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Gregory McGuckin and David Wolfe (all R- Ocean) will introduce a bill… Read more →

Two Federal Agencies Investigating Fatal Bridgeton Police Shooting

Bridgeton Police dashcam video shows fatal shooting Dashcam video shows fatal shooting of Jerame Reid by Bridgeton police NEWARK -- Despite a grand jury's decision late last summer not to indict two Bridgeton police officers in the December 2014 fatal shooting of Jerame Reid, two federal agencies have launched an investigation into the case, Bridgeton City… Read more →

Helen T. Vendetti, of Bellmawr, RCA Retiree, R.E Agent, Haddon Hts. High School Alumnus

Helen T. Vendetti (nee Stante) passed away on January 21, 2016, a longtime resident of Bellmawr. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Carlo Vendetti. Loving mother of Janice Vendetti and Lori Zeigler and Marlene Vendetti and Charles (Chaz) Lewis. Dear sister of the late Rose Curry and Sara Asper. Special aunt of Carol Gorman, Mary Chew, and Carole Dallago. Also survived by her lifelong friends Marie Salick and Madeline Johnson and her nieces and nephews. Helen was a 1940 graduate of Haddon Heights High School. She retired from RCA in 1984 after 43 years of service where she was... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Alert

Main roads through out the Township are wet with some slushy conditions. Secondary roads are still snow and slush covered. Melting condition is occurring on most roadways. Just a reminder to not blow or shovel snow into roadways. This causes a hazardous traveling condition. Assist our firemen and dig out a fire hydrant if you live near one. The recommendation is a three feet radius. Continue to remain off roadways if possible and drive safely if you need to travel. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Road Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

'Snowzilla' Claims 18 Casualties Maybe More

At least 18 people are dead as a result of "Snowzilla", the nickname that has been given to the blizzard pounding the United States East Coast, as of Saturday night. Officials quoted by The Washington Post at around 8:00 p.m. EST said three people died while shoveling snow during the blizzard in New York City and… Read more →

Four Mexican Illegals Caught Poaching Near South Padre Island; 1076 Pounds of Red Snapper

Illegal catch seized by Coast Guard boat crews sits on display at Station South Padre Island, Friday CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard seized boat crew 1,076 pounds of northern red snapper illegally caught by a Mexican fishing boat poaching in waters off South Padre Island early Thursday morning. At approximately 2:40 a.m., Coast Guard boat crew members sighted a Mexican fishing boat with four people, near the maritime boundary line. The lancha was stopped by a South Padre Island 33-foot boat crew who seized the 281 red snapper. “We continue to see significant illegal fishing from Mexican fishing... Read more →

FBI: Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat

Enhancing Ties Between Law Enforcement and Business 01/22/16 In 2008, a new federal law creating stricter penalties for criminals who engaged in intellectual property theft was enacted to keep pace with globalization, e-commerce, and technology advances. Fast forward to 2016: Technological advances continue at an even faster pace, dramatically increasing the threat posed by criminals who steal trade secrets, produce and/or traffic in counterfeit products, and infringe on copyrights. One important factor in this increase is the global expansion of online marketplaces, which aids international and domestic criminal organizations in trafficking in counterfeit goods. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently... Read more →

Student Summer Programs at Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and its partners will be offering teenage students three exciting summer programs based at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center, located within NJ's first Marine Conservation Zone. The facility is located just off Island Beach State Park in Barnegat Bay and provides a beautiful location for these unique, educational, fun and exciting experiences for teenage students. Sedge Island Fishing Experience — June 23-26, 2016 - The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, is offering a 4-day 3-night program open to students going into... Read more →

FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2015

Statistics released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report revealed overall declines in the number of property crimes reported and overall increases in the number of violent crimes reported for the first six months of 2015 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2014. The report is based on information from 12,879 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six months of comparable data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program for the first six months of 2014 and 2015. Violent Crime All of the offenses in the violent crime category—murder and non-negligent manslaughter,... Read more →

Devon Holmes Sentenced to Prison on Various Illegal Drug Charges

WOODBURY N.J. (January 22, 2016)--Devon Holmes (DOB 3/16/90), of Woodbury was sentenced today to three concurrent terms of five years in New Jersey state prison on separate charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted person, theft and possession of narcotics. (file photo) Holmes pleaded guilty to the charges after negotiations with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. The plea agreement calls for Holmes to serve his entire prison sentence without parole. But Holmes skipped his 12/11/15 sentencing and was arrested 1/5/16 in a West Deptford motel room by the prosecutor’s Fugitive Investigations Unit and West Deptford police. Before Superior... Read more →


Vol. 2 No. 31 (JANUARY 24, 2016) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 14. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Joan Cornellà Announces Animation Project CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Snoopy license plates to debut Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Lies, damn lies, and Hillary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 - The average person lies almost 2.92 times in every 10 minutes of conversation. Sixty percent of people can't go 10 minutes without lying. On average, we're lied to 200 times every day. So say University of Massachusetts researchers. According to a study in Human Communication Research, people report lying an average… Read more →


A heavy storm that started Friday night and lasted early Saturday morning left parts of New Jersey flooded and entire roads shut down. Much of the flooding early Saturday was contained to Southern New Jersey and parts of the coast. A flood warning was in effect for the coastal parts of New Jersey until Sunday. Police… Read more →

Six Suspects Arrested in Winslow Township for Illegal Drug Sales and Possession

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP N.J. (January 22, 2016) Today, Winslow Township Police Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of the Camden County Sheriff's Department S.E.R.T. and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Suburban Narcotics Task Force, executed a search warrant in the unit block of Ainsworth Lane, which is in the Arbor Meadows development in the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township. This search warrant was conducted concluding an investigation into drug sales from that residence. As a result of the search, a quantity of marijuana, heroin, and cocaine was located along with drug paraphernalia. Arrested in the early morning raid and charged with CDS... Read more →

Guest Opinion: President Ethanol

Volume XXI No.3: January 21, 2016 On February 1st, Iowa voters head to the caucuses to pick their favorite for nomination to be President. President Jimmy Carter really put the caucus on the political map and used his win to rise from a relatively obscure Georgia Governor to become President of the United States. Iowa voters, however, are not perfect indicators of who will win nomination. Their top picked Democrat won the nomination eight times out of eleven since the first Democratic caucus in 1972. Iowa Republicans are even less lock step with the rest of the country—since 1976, just... Read more →

DEP Reminds Counties and Local Governments about Roadways

(16/P3) TRENTON - With much of New Jersey expected to see significant snowfall during a nor'easter this weekend, the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding local and county governments of steps to keep roadways and neighborhoods as safe and clear as possible while also protecting the environment. The storm, expected to start Friday evening and continue through the weekend, is forecast for periods for heavy snowfall, winds gusts as high as 60 miles per hour near the coast, and the strong likelihood of coastal flooding, impacting barrier islands and interior property along bays. In anticipation of the storm, governments are... Read more →


English: This bird was imported from China in the 1920s and 1930s; it is now spreading from the southwest into the middle of the Great Plains. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Approved groups can help augment pheasant stockings by raising day-old chicks. Sportsmen’s organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day‑old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Information and applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency’s website (, by putting your cursor over “Hunt/Trap” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then clicking... Read more →

DNREC reminds public that ocean dunes in Delaware State Parks are closed to sledding, snowboarding

DOVER (Jan. 21, 2016) – With possible heavy snow in the weekend forecast, the DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation is asking the public to help protect the dunes in Delaware’s ocean parks by reminding residents and visitors that sledding in the dunes at Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island State Parks is prohibited. “The dunes are the state’s first line of defense during coastal storms, providing protection for the beaches and the communities that border them,” said Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police Chief Wayne Kline. “We want the public to know any activities that degrades or damages... Read more →

Nominations for U.S. Service Academies

Cherry Hill, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) is proud to announce his 2016 nominations for the U.S. service academies. Norcross honored 23 South Jersey students at a reception January 15, 2016 at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken Township. “It’s my honor to nominate these young patriots. They have impressive credentials and will proudly represent South Jersey in their future endeavors. Some may make history, following in the footsteps of those who attended the service academies before them, including American presidents, members of Congress, and astronauts,” said Rep. Norcross. Norcross wishes to thank members of the service academy selection committee who... Read more →

In advance of big storm, New Jersey lifts licensing laws for shoveling snow -

Just days ahead of an expected blizzard on the East Coast, New Jersey has officially repealed a nonsensical rule banning the shoveling of snow without a license. SNOW JOB: Police in Bound Brook, N.J., told two boys, Matt Molinari and Eric Schnepf, they were not allowed to shovel their neighbors’ driveways without a permit. A new state law puts the boys on the right side of the law, and common sense. Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed a bill making it legal for New Jersey residents to offer snow shoveling services without first registering with their town. Last year, two... Read more →

In Our Own Voice on Celebrating the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Statement by Marcela Howell, Executive Director “As President Obama concluded his last State of the Union, his message to the American people was clear, if a little unconventional. He set low expectation of working with the conservative-controlled Congress in his remaining months. However, he set high expectation for the American people. He issued a call to action for all Americans to take our future into our own hands – urging us to fulfill our civic duty by voting, engage in public service, and even protest. Looking ahead to a year full of peril and opportunity for Black women’s reproductive health,... Read more →