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


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... 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... Read more →

The Alice Costello School Students and Staff


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... 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... Read more →