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February 2016

Obituary | Mary C. Ferrante of Audubon Park

Mary C. “Kate” Ferrante (nee Murray), on February 28, 2016, of Audubon Park. Age 75. Loving companion for 30 years of Judith Yarnell. Devoted mother of Liz Ferrante, Kathleen Robb (Steven), ReRe Eisenback (Daniel) and Nikki Soliman (Bryan). Loving Grammy of eight and great Grammy of three. Dear sister of Cele Chuplis and the late Patsy Collins and Peggy Christina. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8pm Friday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service... Read more →


President Obama Presents Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for Rescuing Taliban Hostage (video)

WASHINGTON (Feb. 29, 2016) President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. during a ceremony Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the White House. Byers received the Medal of Honor for his actions during a hostage rescue operation in December 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Oscar Sosa/Released) By April Grant, Navy Office of Information WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On Feb. 29, Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. became the sixth Navy SEAL... Read more →


Obituary: Ms. Margaret "Marge" Christinzio

Margaret M. Christinzio (nee Rowan), age 89 of Bellmawr, NJ. Marge passed away on February 26, 2016. Beloved mother of Edward Christinzio (Dolores) and Patrick Rettig; grandmother of Edward, Jr. and Nicholas Christinzio; special aunt of Patricia DiGiacomo and Suzanne Brady and many nephews and nieces. She was sister of the late John, Rosemary, Joanne and Mary Rowan. During World War II, at age 16, she started working at the Philadelphia Navy Ship Yard. After the war she worked at Western Union for over 40... Read more →


The Republican Establishment Secret Plan to Block Trump's Nomination No Matter What

Donald Trump NEW YORK – In a bitter fight for its life, establishment GOP leaders have decided to block Donald Trump's nomination at all costs, even if it means losing the presidency to Hillary Clinton, says Roger Stone, co-author of the 2015 bestselling book "The Clintons' War on Women," and the recently published "Jeb! and the… Related articles 14. Hillary has long history of beating up Bill behind closed doors: book The Jack Blood Show: Trump Operative Roger Stone Dishes Shocking info on the Bush... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Naval Academy Midshipman Compete in 75th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships

From Naval Academy Public Affairs Petty Officer 2nd lass Robyn Wegele, midshipman (left), and Petty Officer 3rd Class Miriam Feild, midshipman, compete in the 69th annual U.S. Naval Academy Brigade Boxing Championships. The bouts showcase midshipmen boxers, each performing in 3-round matches within their weight class. The winners of each class will go on to a regional competition in order to qualify for the National Collegiate Boxing Championships held each spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 4th Class Dominic Montez, midshipman) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS)... Read more →


NJ News Commons: HOW'S THE WATER?

The operator of the Wanaque Reservoir wants to test the drinking water to make sure toxic chemicals from the infamous Ford Motor Company Superfund site in Ringwood isn't contaminating North Jersey's drinking water. Meanwhile, the Record says the EPA is considering removing the old lead service lines that still supply parts of New Jersey with fresh water for their homes. NEW JERSEY EYEING TAX POLICY CHANGES Say hello to a gas tax hike and say goodbye to the estate tax. NJ lawmakers are considering a... Read more →


The truth about PARCC | Save Our Schools

press release New Jersey districts and charter schools are gearing up for the second year of PARCC testing, which will take place between April 4th and May 20th. Last spring, families and guardians of approximately 120,000 New Jersey students (14% of all eligible test takers) refused to allow their children to take the PARCC tests, resulting in New Jersey having the second largest high-stakes standardized test refusal rate in the country. In addition to concerns for their own children, parents and guardians refused PARCC because... Read more →


Why Do We Have Leap Years?

The 29-Day Phenomenon Explained So why do leap years occur? Well Leap Days, or an extra 29th day to the month of February are added because the actual time it takes the Earth to rotate the sun is 365.2421 days. To ensure consistency with the true astronomical year, an extra day is added to the year in order to get… Read more →


Another View: A World Without Privacy| Batavick

Frank J. Batavick | Columnist CNBNewsnet A few summers ago my wife and I were preparing to visit an old college buddy in Boone, North Carolina. To fill some time over the long weekend, I suggested to my friend, via e-mail, that we visit the magnificent Biltmore estate, about 90 minutes from his house. Thereafter for the next few months, I received a steady stream of ads on my Gmail page about the delights of Biltmore. It was uncanny. Some Internet robot, commonly called a... Read more →


Memorial Service for former Miss NJ Cara McCollum planned in Ocean City

The Miss New Jersey Education Foundation will hold a memorial service for former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum next month in Ocean City, according to newyork.cbslocal.com. McCollum, 24, died on Feb. 22 — a week after she was injured in a one-car accident on Route 55 in Pittsgrove. The Foundation will host the memorial on March… Read more →


Special March Speaker at Haddons Kiwanis Club

HADDONFIELD:The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons introduces a new meeting time and date to allow more participation in the club activities. Starting on Thursday, March 10, the Kiwanis Club will have an evening meeting at Tavistock Country Club, 6:30PM to 8PM, and then the second Thursday of the month for the rest of the year. Friday lunch meetings will be held at Tavistock Country Club the first, third, fourth (and fifth) Fridays of the month from 12:15PM until 1:30PM. The special guest speaker for the... Read more →


Motivational Speaker Caleb Maddix Will Visit Mt. Ephraim and Collingswood Schools

Press Release MOUNT EPHRAIM N.J.--Mount Ephraim Public Schools will host motivational speaker, life coach, founder of Kids 4 Health, and 14 year old author of Keys to Success for Kids, Caleb Maddix. Caleb will be traveling from Florida to deliver his message of success on a tour of local schools, Haddon Heights library. MEPS will be broadcasting these events live on Periscope to a global audience. Caleb will begin the Keys to Success for Kids Tour on March 7th with Mt. Ephraim Public Schools at... Read more →


Dog Stolen as Pup Returned to Family by Shelter Volunteers 100 Miles Away in Stratford N.J.

We had a barking good time watching this pit bull mix puppy reunited with her family. After being stolen from the porch from her home in The Bronx borough of New York two and a half years ago, Rihanna was found last week and brought to a shelter over a 100 miles away in Stratford, New… Read more →


CNB Medical News: The Cognitive Benefits Of Being Around Good-Looking People

Are pretty faces a distraction or motivation to improve your memory? According to a new study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, it's the latter — attractive people ignite a motivational impulse that makes others work harder to impress them. "Although intuition might suggest that exposure to highly attractive people would be distracting and would impair… Read more →


Bellmawr School Officials Pleased with State Aid Funding for 2016-17 School Year

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. For the 2016-17 school year, the Bellmawr School District will receive $50,197 in regular State aid and $171,696 in pre-school aid. Bellmawr School Business Administrator, Amy Capriotti shared these figures during the February 24 Board of Education (BOE) meeting and stated that this was “very good, because we were only planning on flat” (funding). She added that the budget is being worked on and will be presented at the March 16 meeting. The budget is due to... Read more →


CNB Crime: Jadyre Gordon, 17, of Camden Shot and Killed in Cherry Hill

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Cherry Hill Police Department are investigating a shooting in Cherry Hill that killed one person and injured another. Cherry Hill Police were dispatched at approximately 2:24 a.m. on Sunday to the Inn of the Dove located at 725 Cuthbert Boulevard for a report of a person shot. As officers were arriving, police learned two shooting victims had been driven in a private vehicle to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. One victim, Jadyre Gordon, 17, of Camden, was... Read more →


Rosemary C. Sadowski of Bellmawr, Member of BVM Altar & Rosary Society/Senior Citizens Club

Rosemary C. Sadowski (nee Fox), on February 28, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 85. Beloved wife of Franklin Sadowski. Devoted mother of Frank Sadowski and Rosemary Morgan (Dennis). Loving grandmother of Jennifer, David, and Frankie. Dear sister of the late Elizabeth Blade, Edward Fox, Howard Fox, and Joseph Fox. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rosemary Worked for Smith, Kline & French for 9 years and for 3M for 30 years. She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society at Annunciation BVM Church... Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Keep the New Jersey drinking age at 21

The 21-year-old minimal legal drinking age has been our national law since 1984, and while any state is free to lower it, it would be slammed with a 10-percent penalty in its federal funding for transportation. So heed that roadblock ahead: The proposal last week to reduce New Jersey's legal age to 18 is a non-starter… Read more →


NJSIAA Girls Basketball Tournament: South Jersey Times team capsules

SOUTH JERSEY SECTIONAL CAPSULES Group 1 Gloucester: The top seed will have the luxury of a first-round bye while gearing up for a potential title run on the back of star guard Nikki Velez. Clayton: With its talented starting five, the sixth seed could be a sleeper to make deep push after opening with LEAP Academy.… Read more →


The Alice Costello School Students and Staff

SIMPLY THE BEST!

The Brooklawn Board of Education Would Like To Congratulate The Students and Staff Of The Alice Costello School For Winning The Camden County School of Character Award ~~~ RELATED: Brooklawn Wins 2015-16 Camden County School of Character Award ADVERTISEMENT Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Officer Ashley Guidon, Prince William County Police Department, Virginia

Officer Ashley Guindon Prince William County Police Department, Virginia End of Watch: Saturday, February 27, 2016 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA--Officer Ashley Guidon was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in the 13000 block of Cashmere Court in the Lake Ridge area. The male subject at the home murdered his wife and then ambushed the officers with a rifle as they approached the scene. Officer Guindon was fatally wounded and two other officers, including her training officer, were wounded. The man who shot... Read more →


Prison for 50-Year-Old Lindenwold Man who tried to arrange incestuous sex show

CAMDEN -- A 50-year-old Lindenwold man was sentenced to seven years in state prison Friday after he admitted to sending child pornography to an undercover agent in order to view an incestuous sex show. The State Attorney General's Office said Andrew Derrickson sent more than 75 images and videos to the federal agent thinking the agent… Read more →


FBI: Putting the Brakes on Crime

Getaway Driver Sentenced to 121 Years 02/26/16 Sesley Williams was a ringleader and getaway driver for a string of robberies involving multiple banks and commercial establishments in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson, Nevada. Today she’s in a federal prison after being sentenced last month by a U.S. district judge. It all started on a winter afternoon in 2012. While Williams sat in her car outside an outlet mall clothing store in Las Vegas, her accomplice, Anthony Jordan, was inside checking out merchandise. Jordan already had... Read more →


This State Offered Free College Education. Here’s What Happened | THE DAILY SIGNAL

Norbert Michel / @norbertjmichel Several politicians have recently been offering free goodies to voters. One of the most popular of these, oddly enough, is something that several state governments have already tackled: free college tuition. The details vary by state, but Oregon, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, and Louisiana (among others) all use tax dollars to pay for at least some of their residents’ college tuition. Louisiana provides a great case study for advocates of similar federal policies. Louisiana provides a great case study for advocates of... Read more →


Nevada Sets January Record For Sports Wagering

Nevada sportsbooks had a solid start to 2016, setting a record for the most wagers taken on sports betting in any January, according to Legal Sports Report. But despite taking in more money, sportsbooks won at a lower rate than last January. According to sports gambling information website Covers, Nevada sportsbooks handled more than $448 million… Read more →


Emerson College Announces Local Dean's List Honorees

BOSTON, MA (02/25/2016)-- The following local residents have been named to Emerson College's Dean's List for the Fall 2015 semester. The requirement to make the Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Genna Coleman of Cherry Hill 08003 Keely Donnelly of Cherry Hill 08002 Caroline Dubois of Medford Lakes 08055 Aubrey Gemmell-Nunez of Tabernacle 08088 Lindsey Goldin of Voorhees 08043 Samuel Kaufman of Cherry Hill 08003 Amanda Kochey of Sicklerville 08081 Allison MacLean of Bellmawr 08031 Ellie Moonan of Wall Township... Read more →


ONLY IN N.J.: Residents Miss Out on $300 Million in Sandy Aid

WASHINGTON -- The failure to include state funds in its application caused New Jersey to receive just $15 million from a program carved out of money originally earmarked for Hurricane Sandy aid, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. said Friday. Pallone and other lawmakers who met with officials of the Department of Housing and Urban Development said… Read more →


The Worst Film of the Year...Fifty Shades of Grey

It’s official. “Fifty shades of Grey” and “Fantastic Four” are the worst films to have hit the screen in 2015. A dead heat for the main category, the two epics took home a combined total of seven Golden Raspberry awards. “Fifty Shades” swept the board, winning five awards: worst film, worst actor (Jamie Dornan), worst actress… Read more →


NJ Fish and Wildlife Releases Rehabilitated Peregrine Falcon

TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Fish and Wildlife today released a rehabilitated peregrine falcon near Spruce Run Reservoir in Hunterdon County, drawing attention to the continuing climb in populations of birds of prey in New Jersey. "The health of our wildlife is a good indicator of the overall health of the environment," said Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Chanda. "This is particularly true of birds of prey, also known as raptors, which have made remarkable recoveries from past... Read more →


Prolific Washington State Bank Robber Sent to Prison

Caught in the Act 02/23/16 The masked criminal known as the Cyborg Bandit and, later, the Elephant Man Bandit was robbing Seattle-area banks at an average of more than two per month for an entire year before he was caught—in the act of robbing a bank he had already robbed. For investigators who routinely work bank robberies, the story of 46-year-old Anthony Hathaway, sentenced last month to nearly nine years in prison, is surprising in some ways but all too familiar in others. “In this... Read more →


Easter Mysteries – Musical Theatre Depiction of Last Days of Jesus Christ

press release Screens at Select Carmike Cinemas March 22 at 7:00 PM (Local) Staged and filmed before a live audience and featuring a talented, veteran Broadway cast, breathtaking music builds bridges across a diversity of religious expressions and sensibilities. The production offers audiences the chance to see, feel, and hear real peoples’ experiences of this touchstone story of Western Civilization in a fresh and moving way. The music, libretto and lyrics are by Tony Award-winning Broadway producer John O’Boyle. The cast includes Broadway veterans from... Read more →


College Baseball - UNC Asheville 19, Rider University 4

Press release February 27, 2016 SPARTANSBURG, SC—The Broncs lost the second game of their three-game road trip to South Carolina, falling to UNC Asheville Saturday afternoon. “For the second game in a row we swung the bat pretty well,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis, “but we were out of the game pretty early.” For Rider (0-2) junior Tyler Kaiser (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown), junior Dalton Mayberry (Chadds Ford, PA/Garnett Valley) and sophomore Brian Uliana (Bethlehem, PA/Freedom) each had two hits. “The three of them put pretty... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Vol. 2 No. 36 (FEBRUARY 28, 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 Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Scalia in Heaven Daily Quiz for February 17, 2016 Garth - 19th Feb 2016 CNB Comics:... Read more →


Family describes 'loss of trust' after HIV, hepatitis scare at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point

SOMERS POINT -- The daughter of one woman who received a letter from a local hospital warning of possible exposure to HIV and hepatitis said that she was reluctant to take her mother back to Shore Medical Center. The hospital last week alerted 213 former patients who had received intravenous morphine or hydromorphine medicines between June… Read more →


Guest Opinion: Reduce the penalty for gun-carrying out-of-staters

Perhaps someone should journey to the nearest farm and see whether the pigs have sprouted wings, because we are about to agree with legislators who want to soften one of New Jersey's gun control laws. You can thank the mistreatment of Shaneen Allen for that. She is the young Philadelphia woman who drove into New Jersey… Read more →