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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 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu... 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 in U.S. history to receive the Medal of Honor. President Barack Obama presented Byers with... 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 years and retired. Then she worked part time, using her secretarial skills, over 10 years... 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 Crime Family.... BREAKING=> Trump Insider ROGER STONE Says CBS About to SLIME Trump with Alleged... 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) -- Twenty-four midshipman boxers competed in the Naval Academy's 75th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships Feb.... 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 host of tax policy changes as Governor Christie's 2011 tax plan gets ready to expire... 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 of its impact on public schools, including: narrowing the curriculum consuming instructional time failing to... 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 “bot,” had picked up “visit Biltmore” in my message, relayed it to a central server,... 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 March 10 dinner meeting is Kevin Kelley, the STEM Executive for the Garden State Council,... 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 10 a.m. and Collingswood’s Mark Newbie School at 1 p.m. March 8th the tour will... 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 the county on March 22 and a public hearing on the budget will be on... 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 transported from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital to Cooper University Hospital, where he later succumbed... 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 as well as the Bellmawr Senior Citizens Club. Rosemary enjoyed bingo, bowling, and trips with... 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

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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 them was arrested at the scene. Officer Guindon had been sworn in the previous day... 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 a sweater and a bottle of cologne in his possession when he asked an employee... 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 similar federal policies. Louisiana just so happens to be in the news right now because... 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 07719 Emma Newsome of Mount Holly 08060 William Scheibe of Moorestown 08057 About Emerson College... 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 use of dangerous pesticides." The annual state income tax check-off for Wildlife provides critical support... 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 particular case and in general, bank robbery is a crime of last resort,” said Len... 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 Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Porgy and Bess, Phantom of The Opera and more. A high-level,... 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 good bats together for two days in a row now,” Davis said. Kaiser had two... 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: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Zen Pencils - Inspirational Quotes... 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 →


Obituary: Patricia S. Deckard- Capodici, age 68 of Clementon

On February 19, 2016. Age 68. Of Clementon, formerly of Erial. Devoted wife of Anthony Capodici; loving mother of Thom Deckard (Frank), Kathy Deckard and Lisa Halley (Louis); daughter of Wilbert Evans (Gloria); sister of Maryann Evans, John Evans (Sherry), Thomas Cossel; grandmother of Patricia Zsirai, Robert J. Halley, Katelyn Halley; great grandmother of Robert N. Halley. Also survived by many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Florence (Widman) Cossel. Pat worked for several years as a Credit Manager with Apartment Credit Services in Westmont. More recently, she had worked for Sears in Deptford in Customer Services... Read more →


Obituary | Samuel A. Breyer of Haddon Heights

Samuel A. Breyer, on February 26, 2016, of Haddon Heights. Age 95. Beloved husband of the late Anne Mary (nee Wilent). Devoted father of Samuel A. Breyer Jr. (Jean), Susan Ruszkowski (Leonard), Stephen Breyer, and the late George Breyer. Loving grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 13. Dear brother of Edna Belh and the late Grace Dudas. Mr. Breyer proudly served in the US Army during World War II and received both Bronze and Silver Stars. He was a longtime member of the South Jersey Outdoor Club and a member of VFW Post 1958. There will be a viewing... Read more →


GTPD partners with GTEMS and Cooper Hospital for fall prevention program

press release On Thursday February 25th the Gloucester Township Police Department partnered with the GTEMS and Cooper Hospital to participate in a fall prevention program. The program took place with over 50 members of a GT Senior Group at the GT Senior Center. Pictured is Dave Groves from Cooper Hospital and Michelle Smith from GTEMS. If you have any questions about this program or interested in setting up a class please contact the GTPD Community Relations Officer Jenn McLaughlin at jmclaughlin@gtpolice.com or call 856-374-5735. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies:... Read more →


James W. Barrett Active in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim Sports

James W. Barrett Born: September 18, 1925 Died: February 16, 2016 James W. Barrett, on February 16, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 90. Beloved husband of the late Doris E. (nee Campanell). Devoted father of Patricia Barrett, Nancy DeBerardinis (Mark). Loving pop of Nicholas and Mark, Jr. Dear brother of Pat Sullivan and brother-in-law of Bette Campanella. James is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was a coach and player of Bellmawr Town Clowns, member of Mepri Football Mt. Ephraim, coach of Cramer Hill Boys Football, coach and umpire of Bellmawr Girls Softball, and a member of J &... Read more →


Obituary | Anna M. DiFranco of Runnemede

Anna M. DiFranco Born: December 06, 1925 Died: February 17, 2016 Anna M. DiFranco (nee Piccurelli), on February 17, 2016, of Runnemede. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Louis DiFranco. Devoted mother of Janice Masiejczyk (Daniel), Linda Geist, Doreen Bonato, and Michelle Mullin. Loving grandmom of 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Viola DiBello. There will be a viewing from 8:15 to 9:15am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am at Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti RC Church, Runnemede. Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr. www.gardnerfuneralhome.com Read more →


College Baseball : Wofford College 12, Rider University 4

press release February 26, 2016 SPARTANSBURG, SC—The Broncs had eight hits in the 2016 season opener but it was not enough to defeat Wofford Friday evening. “Offensively we played fairly well,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “We didn’t swing the bat too bad.” Wofford (5-0) scored two runs in the fifth inning and four runs in the sixth inning to take an 11-4 lead. “Wofford is good,” Davis said. Rider (0-1) took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on three hits, including a double by senior James Locklear (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) and an RBI single by junior Lee Lipinski... Read more →


College Softball: Rider Drops First Two Games

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wagner College 14, Rider University 5 / 5 innings Appalachian State University 8, Rider University 0 / 5 innings ROCK HILL, S.C.—The Rider University softball team opened the 2016 season with losses to Wagner and Appalachian State on Friday afternoon at the Winthrop Tournament in South Carolina. “We were aggressive at the plate,” said Jaci Timko, in her first season as the Rider head coach. “We did what we wanted and got runners on base but we just needed to find a way to get them to score.” For Rider (0-2) in the... Read more →


OBITUARY: Jacqueline M. Amato age 83 of West Deptford,formerly of Brooklawn

Surrounded by her family, on February 26, 2016. Age 83. (nee Simonin) Of West Deptford, formerly of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted wife of 56 years to the late Joseph G. Amato. Loving mother of Joseph Jay Amato (Debra), James J. Amato (Cathy) and Jackie Lynn Imperato (Robert). Cherished grandmother of Kristie Spaeth (Matt), Alexandra Amato, Nicholas Amato, Danielle Amato, Michele Imperato and Gina Imperato. Also survived by many loving brother and sister-in-laws and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private in Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, Monroe Twp. Donations in her memory may be made to Holy Redeemer... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Pennsauken Man Arrested and Charged in Merchantville Homicide

CAMDEN CITY NJ (FEBRUARY 27,2016)Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Merchantville Police Chief Wayne Bauer announced a Pennsauken man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Merchantville. Isaiah Pascall, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Joshua Simmons of Pennsauken. Pascall is accused of fatally shooting Simmons on the unit block of Russell Avenue on Monday, February 22, 2016. The shooting occurred shortly after a physical altercation involving an isolated group of individuals at that location. Merchantville Police were dispatched to the area at approximately 8:31 p.m. on Monday for a report... Read more →


CNB Crime: Crest Savings Bank Robbed

For Immediate Release –Feb. 26, 2016 Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana report that on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 1:34PM, the Lower Township Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a Robbery at the Crest Savings Bank, located 3306 Bayshore Road in North Cape May, New Jersey. Upon arrival of police the employees stated that a male wearing a ski mask and holding a dark colored automatic handgun entered the bank at 1:30PM and demanded cash. After obtaining an undetermined amount of cash the... Read more →


Christie Administration Continues Investment in New Jersey’s Healthcare System

Funds for Training Doctors Tripled Since 2010 Governor Christie’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget supports New Jersey’s healthcare system with $775.1 million in hospital funding including charity care, medical education and quality improvement. The proposed budget includes $352 million for charity care, $166.6 million for the hospital incentive program known as Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) and $188 million for Graduate Medical Education (GME), a $60.7 million increase from last year’s budget to support our teaching hospitals. The Governor’s proposed budget also includes $24.7 million for Hospital Mental Health Offset Payments and $43.8 million for the support of University Hospital.... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 15-21

Reminder for the week: Wildlife, fishing, boating area visitors asked to respect natural resources DOVER (Feb. 26, 2016) – 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 Feb. 15-21 made 1,067 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 18 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 31 complaints and issued four citations, three of which were related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area and... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Your Dog’s Schedule (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Have you ever wondered whether your dog was able to tell time? Sometimes, it seems as though he knows what’s coming and when! With the arrival of spring, we observe Daylight Saving Time, when our schedules move ahead one hour. Our dogs may be confused and want that extra hour’s sleep. Or, they may act surprised if you come home early or change your routine. All of these events cause us to believe that dogs can estimate time, at least by the arrival of sunrise and sunset. Any change in schedule can upset your dog’s sense... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Growing the Deficit | Taxpayers for Commons Sense

February 26, 2016 Weekly Wastebasket Volume: XXI No. 8 As the House Budget Committee is busy cultivating the Budget Resolution to guide the fiscal year 2017 appropriations process, other committees are broadcasting their wants and (claimed) needs in annual “views and estimates” letters. The House Agriculture Committee’s letter shows their continued insistence on planting misinformation about the last farm bill so that agriculture special interests won’t be interrupted in their decades-long quest to harvest taxpayer dollars. First a quick reminder on the farm bill. Passed every five or six years, the farm bill is the primary legislation Washington uses to... Read more →


“Operation Jacked” resulted in recovery of 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that two men pleaded guilty today to first-degree charges for their roles in a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa. Each of these two defendants pleaded guilty today to first-degree charges of conspiracy and carjacking before Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim in Union County: Kurtis Bossie, 24, of Newark, will face a recommended sentence of 18 years in state prison, including 8 ½ years of parole ineligibility. Jim J. Bryant Jr., 24, of... Read more →