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March 2016

College Baseball Rider University 11, Delaware State University 7

DOVER, DE—The Broncs won a slugfest at Delaware State Wednesday for their second win in a row and fourth in last eight games. “That’s a good thing,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “We’ll go into the conference games this weekend feeling a little better about ourselves.” Rider (5-17) banged out 11 hits, three from... Read more →

College Softball Princeton University 7, Rider University 2

LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University softball team lost to Mercer County rival Princeton University 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Herb and Joan Young Field. The Tigers jumped out to an early 6-1 lead in the first two innings. Sophomore Monica Clark (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) had two of Rider’s five hits in the non-conference game and she... Read more →

Agnus McGlade Berenato Named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Kennesaw University

KENNESAW, Ga. (March 30, 2016) – Agnus McGlade Berenato, (photo) a 1975 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and a former resident of Gloucester City N.J., has been named head Women's Basketball Coach at Kennesaw State Univeristy. Berenato is the winningest coach at the University of Pittsburgh and the second-winningest at Georgia Tech. Berenato, who... Read more →

Obituary | Deborah L. Schad of Bellmawr, age 60

Deborah L. Schad (nee Myers), passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends, on March 29, 2016, of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 60. Beloved wife of Richard. Devoted mother of Kimberly Schad and Brian Schad (Amy Crumley). Loving grandmother of Caitlin and Brian Schad. Dear sister of Ruth String (Phil) and... Read more →

Children with Cushing syndrome may have higher suicide risk

press release NIH study finds that depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts increase after treatment Children with Cushing syndrome may be at higher risk for suicide as well as for depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions long after their disease has been successfully treated, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of... Read more →


Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. The borough of Farmingdale, NJ is mourning the loss of Mayor John P. "Jay" Morgan, who died earlier this week after serving his community for 13 years. The Howell Times says Morgan had recently been diagnosed... Read more →


SOUTH JERSEY ARTISTS BY SOUTH JERSEY PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE PERKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS THURSDAY, APRIL 7 • 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M. March 30, 2016 (Burlington, NJ) – The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in partnership with ArtC will host a grand opening reception celebrating “Clique:... Read more →

Investigation into the deaths of five bald eagles in Sussex County, Delaware Continues

Two eagles found sick and disoriented March 19 near Dagsboro released back into wild after rehabilitation by Tri-State Bird Rescue DAGSBORO (March 29, 2016) – While U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service agents and DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers continue an investigation into the March 19-20 deaths of five bald eagles in Sussex... Read more →

Addiction, mental health services offered at Gloucester County Fair

GLOUCESTER COUNTY--More than two dozen organizations offering mental health and addiction services will have representatives at the second annual “Gloucester County Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair,” cosponsored by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. The 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. event on Thursday, April 8 will be in the Mark Chamberlain Student Center of Rowan University,... Read more →

GTPD Arrests Man For Easter Day Dunkin Donuts Robbery

Gloucester Township Police Media Release: On Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 10:06 PM, officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the Dunkin Donuts, 651 College Drive, for a report of a robbery. A male had entered the store and demanded money from the register while keeping his hand under his sweatshirt and threatening... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING NEW JERSEY: 2016-17 Migratory Bird Season Information

by Ted Nichols, Principal Biologist Waterfowl Ecology and Management Program March 30, 2016 The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife recently finalized the selection of the state's 2016-17 migratory bird hunting season regulations. There are several significant changes from last year including the following: 2016 begins the new federal regulatory... Read more →

RCGC takes DH from Cape-Atlantic College

Pictured above National Player of the Week - Matt Woods (Eastern HS) Rowan College at Gloucester County extended their win streak to 5 straight and 11 wins in their last 12 games by beating Camden County College (20 - 12) and taking both ends of the DH against Cape-Atlantic (36 - 7 and 19 -... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Bigotry and Bombs Mark Easter

March 29, 2016 Bill Donohue | Catholic League Columnist CNBNewsnet On Holy Thursday, an episode of "Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack" on TruTV featured an exchange between two girls about sex. "What does that mean? Do you mean the first time I had vaginal intercourse?" To which it was said, "Yeah. Okay. That's such a... Read more →

62-Year-Old Suspect Arrested for Starting Forest Fire

press release WINSLOW TOWNSHIP N.J. --(March 30, 2016)On 03/29/2016 members of the NJ Forest Fire Service were conducting surveillance operations in the area of Beebetown Road in Winslow Twp. This operation was being conducted in response to numerous forest fires being deliberately set in that area over the last several weeks. During the surveillance operation,... Read more →

Freeholders to Host Electronics Recycling Collection on Saturday

March 31, 2016) - The next drive-through household Electronics Recycling Collection will take place on Saturday, April 2. Drop off your outdated and unused items from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Camden County Public Works Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Road in Lindenwold. In order to keep Electronics Recycling Collections free for Camden County... Read more →

EPA Initiates Second Review of Hudson River PCB Cleanup; Public Encouraged to Participate

(Albany, NY – March 29, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has initiated its second review of the cleanup of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The purpose of this review, which is called a five year review and is legally required under the Superfund law every five years after the start of on-site construction,... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Changes in NJ Growing Season Show Climate Consequences

press release Multiple recent studies have shown how climate change has changed New Jersey’s environment and potential for agriculture. A recent study by the Arbor Day Foundation and the USDA, shows how climate change has affected growing seasons across the country. Our state has moved down an entire hardiness zone, from 6 to 7, and... Read more →


Aureus Property Management to Offer Gold Standard in Property Management MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., March 29, 2016 – The Weichert Family of Companies today announced the launch of its wholly owned property management company, Aureus Property Management. Aureus builds upon Weichert’s more than 30 years of experience and proficiency providing in-house property management services by consolidating... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Donald Norcross took over $10,000 from TRUMP to fund his campaign!

Friends, Alex Law is a true Bernie Sanders Democrat. His primary opponent, Donald Norcross, shamelessly took over $10,000 from Donald Trump to help fund his campaign. Why would a supposed Democrat do that? I honestly have no idea, but it is clear he is desperate to be allied with billionaires rather than the real people... Read more →

College Softball: TCNJ Sweeps Cabrini College

Ewing, N.J. … The College of New Jersey softball team swept Cabrini College in a doubleheader this afternoon. The Lions took the first game in a 5-4 come from behind victory, and ran away with the second 15-1 in five innings. Sophomore Madison Levine (Oakland, NJ/Madison) delivered a walk-off base hit with two outs in... Read more →

Sierra Club Opposes Ending Tailpipe Emission Testing

press release Beginning in May, the Christie Administration New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will no longer be testing tailpipe emissions from automobiles. This will mean that all vehicles will be exempt from air quality inspections. This will effect old cars, pick-up trucks, and SUVs. The Sierra Club is opposed to this decision. Relaxed inspection standards... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Today is the Last Chance to Comment on DEP's Sparta Mountain Logging Plan 

The comment period on the environmentally destructive plan to log Sparta Mountain closes tomorrow and the New Jersey Sierra club is urging the public to comment. We are opposed to the NJDEP’s Forest Stewardship Plan because it will turn the Mountain into a field for bird habitat and other vaguely defined “stewardship” practices. This plan... Read more →

Federal Court Hearing Thursday for Judicial Watch FOIA Case on Benghazi, Clinton Emails

President Obama and Secretary Clinton remark on the video circulating on the Internet. President Obama's statement is from Washington, DC on September 12 and Secretary Clinton's remarks are from Morocco on September 13. — (image computer screen photo) .Judicial Watch filed suit in December 2012, after the State Department failed to respond to a September... Read more →

Obituary: Michelle M. Fish of Westmont, age 39

On March 26, 2016. Age 39. Of Westmont. Formerly of Pennsauken. Loving daughter of Dorothy “Dolly” M. Fish (nee Veitenheimer) and the late William H. Fish. Beloved sister of Michael Fish, Sr. (Shaunna) and Scott Fish (Liz). Cherished aunt of Michael, Jr., Garrett, Jazmin, Tara and Pete. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.... Read more →


The Pascack Valley Regional School District is hearing arguments about a proposed policy that would allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity or to have increased privacy in some cases. The Record says several North Jersey schools have already adopted similar policies with little fanfare. CRITICS SAY PATH... Read more →


Displaying a good catch. Speckled Trout Fishing at Bayou Guide Service in Houma, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) APRIL 2 AND APRIL 3; TROUT SEASON OPENING DAY IS APRIL 9 OPEN HOUSE TO FEATURE FISHING DEMONSTRATIONS FOR ALL AGES, CONSERVATION EXHIBITS AND SPORTSMEN'S FLEA MARKET TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and... Read more →

Obituary | Katherine F. Hauser of Bellmawr

Katherine F. Hauser (nee Duppel), on March 29, 2016, of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 83. Beloved wife of 63 years to William. Devoted mother of William, Jr., Susan Yeatman (Duane), Jim (Marian) and the late Kenneth (Maggie). Loving grandmother of Ryan, Keith, Cherie, Eric, Katie, Will, Jimmy, Caroline, and the late Baby John and... Read more →

FBI: A Look Back at the Coors Kidnapping Case

This March 19, 1951 mug shot was taken upon Joseph Corbett, Jr.’s incarceration at the California Institution for Men, in Chino, California, where he was sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. He escaped from prison and committed the kidnapping and murder of Adolph Coors, III while a fugitive. Law Enforcement Collaboration... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Christie’s Open Space Money Grab Unconstitutional and Unconscionable

press release (MARCH 28, 2016)--The Office of Legislative Services released a memo stating Governor Christie has violated the constitutional dedication on open space when he took those funds for NJDEP salaries. The Governor also has held up open space funding for Green Acres and open space preservation. Recently OLS found that under the annual appropriations... Read more →

Education Cities and GreatSchools Statement on Education Equality Index State Scores

WASHINGTON — Education Cities and GreatSchools issued the following joint statement: “Education Cities and GreatSchools have identified limitations in the interpretation of state-level Education Equality Index (EEI) scores. Our goal is to highlight states, cities and schools that are more successfully closing the achievement gap than others." "We are confident that school-level and city-level EEI... Read more →

Allentown schools cry poverty, pay ‘ghost teachers’

By Evan Grossman / March 16, 2016 / Pennsylvania Watchdog The Allentown Board of School Directors approved a new teachers contract last week that preserves the practice of allowing teachers to collect government paychecks while doing work for the local teachers union. Since 1990, the cash-strapped school district has spent more than $1 million in... Read more →

The Poor Must Pay Something Towards Medical Treatment in Conservative Indiana

By Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News GARY, Ind. — Reginald Rogers owes his dentist a debt of gratitude for his new dentures, but no money. Indiana’s Medicaid program has them covered, a godsend for the almost toothless former steelworker who hasn’t held a steady job for years and lives in his daughter’s basement. “I... Read more →

CNB Home Country: The Season for Yard Saling!

Slim Randles | Columnist CNBNewsnet There was Doc, just cruising around slowly on a warm Saturday, alone with his thoughts, which kinda centered around “I sure am lucky to live here.” Then he saw the cardboard boxes with bricks on top to hold them down in the wind, and an arrow on the front. Saling!... Read more →

Urgent Inspection Bulletin: Safety Recall Issued By Volvo Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing this bulletin based upon a safety recall initiated by Volvo Trucks affecting nearly 20,000 Class 8 motor vehicles, with more than 17,000 affected vehicles in the United States (click here to view Volvo Trucks’ “Safety Recall Alert”). FMCSA has become aware of a critical safety defect... Read more →

World’s older population grows dramatically

press release NIH-funded Census Bureau report offers details of global aging phenomenon. (MARCH 28, 2016)--The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. According to a new report, “An Aging World: 2015(link is external),” this percentage is projected to jump... Read more →

Video: Suspect for Commercial Burglary of 52nd Street Pharmacy, Philly | CNB Crime

PHILADELPHIA PA--Southwest Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect who burglarized 52nd Street Pharmacy in Carroll Park. On March 20, 2016, at 12:04 am, an unknown male gained entry to the 52nd St Pharmacy located at 1226 North 52nd Street by prying open a side door open. Once inside the suspect broke... Read more →

Pine Hill Police Department Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign

PINE HILL N.J.--As part of the National Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign (April 1-April 21) Officers from the Pine Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of the national distracted driving enforcement campaign; UDrive. U text. U pay. Beginning April 1st and running through April 21st, the campaign is to undertake... Read more →

Hole emerges in Supreme Court edict on marriage

For supporters of "same-sex marriage," an unsettling reality is dawning on North Dakota state lawmakers in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage decision, which dissenting justices described as unconnected to the Constitution. Nothing in the Constitution allows the five-lawyer majority to overturn or modify state, county and city laws, regulations and policies. Any... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Game Commission Eagle Cam

American Bald Eagle fall mating ritual (Photo credit: Wikipedia) An eaglet made its first appearance on the #‎PGCeaglecam* yesterday! Catch a glimpse of the hatchling and look for signs of a second hatch here. Visit the infrared camera page to view the nest at night and see updates. Pennsylvania Game Commission Endangered Bird Biologist Patti... Read more →

College Baseball : Rider University 5, La Salle University 2

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The Broncs began defense of their 2015 Classic Title on Tuesday with a victory over La Salle in the first round of the 25th annual Liberty Bell Classic. For Rider (4-17) freshman Brett Kosciolek (Nesquehoning, PA/Tamaqua) pitched seven innings, allowing just one unearned run while striking out nine and allowing just one walk. “Brett... Read more →

Rita M. Nowicki, Bellmawr VFW Auxiliary Member, Senior Citizens Assoc, & Bellmawr Democrat Club

Mrs. Rita M. Nowicki (nee Verrilli), of Bellmawr, passed peacefully at her daughter’s home on March 28, 2016 with her family by her side. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Chester A. Nowicki and Biagio E. Rantuccio. Devoted mother of Rosemarie T. Gwalthney (David), Joseph E. Rantuccio (Veronica) and the late Frank E. Rantuccio.... Read more →

Camden County Library Offers ‘Robodyssey’ Classes at Four Branches

- Tweens and teens can learn how to talk to a robot and make it work at special Robodyssey programs being hosted by four branches of the Camden County Library System in April and May. In a class-type setting, students will work in teams to learn the language and programs necessary to get the robots... Read more →


Broken Utility Pole Blocks Pedestrian Sidewalk in Gloucester City

UPDATED/CORRECTION-March 30, 2016 The telephone company owns the broken utility pole according to a PSE&G tag located on the fence near the pole. The tag is dated March 17, 2016, time 3:45 AM William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J.-- A broken PSE&G utility pole blocks the pedestrian sidewalk on St. Mary Street,... Read more →


NJ.com says attorneys from the Education Law Center sent a letter to the state Education Commissioner and Schools Development Authority CEO arguing that the state should pay to alleviate infrastructure issues that caused the elevated lead levels in the drinking water at Newark Schools. Meanwhile NJTV says Senate Democrats introduced a bill yesterday that would... Read more →

State Board Denies Advocacy Group’s Request to Improve Handling of Ethics Complaints

press release The State Local Finance Board (LFB) has rejected a Petition for Rulemaking submitted by the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) that sought changes to the Board’s procedure for handling ethics complaints filed against local government officials. NJFOG proposed time limits for handling the investigations (there currently are none), public disclosure sooner... Read more →

Bridgeton City Police Investigating Potentially Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Crash

BRIDGETON N.J.--On March 27, 2016 at approximately 1829hrs., police responded to the area of 209 N. Pearl St. for a reported Pedestrian MVA. When police arrived they found a victim with serious trauma injuries on the shoulder of the road. The striking vehicle had fled the scene. The vehicle was traveling North on North Pearl... Read more →

Superseding Indictment Charges Owner Of Trucking Business With Fraud

PHILADELPHIA - A superseding indictment was filed today charging Volodymyr Kurylo, a/k/a “Volodya” a/k/a “Vova,” 35, of Richboro, PA, and Vitalii Vitiuk, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of conspiracy to produce an identification document without lawful authority, announced United States Attorney Zane David... Read more →

Statement by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli in Regard to new CDC Guidelines

(March 24, 2016) - The statement below is by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli in regard to the new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain On behalf of the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force, I commend President Barack Obama and the CDC for the new lifesaving guidelines that were announced on March 15th.... Read more →

Fuentes endorsed by Assemblyman Art Barclay and Camden City Council President Frank Moran

(Camden, N.J.)March 28, 2016 - Today former State Assemblyman Angel Fuentes received the enthusiastic endorsement of State Assemblyman Arthur Barclay (D-NEW JERSEY-5) and Camden City Council President Francisco "Frank" Moran in his bid to run for Camden City Councilman At-Large. "I can think of no stronger candidate to run citywide for Camden City Councilman than... Read more →

How One Reporter Got the Police Shooting Video Everyone Wanted

by Cynthia Gordy ProPublica, March 28, 2016, Earlier this month Chicago voters decisively ousted Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. The prosecutor was at the center of controversy after the release of video showing the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald – a video that Alvarez tried to keep from public view for 13... Read more →