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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 sophomore Jake Bender (Ellicot, Md./Marriotts Ridge), who also scored twice. “Bender hit the ball on the nose a lot,” Davis said. Bender hit an RBI double in the fourth inning and scored to give Rider a 5-4 lead. Rider sophomore Christian Estevez (River Edge, NJ/River Dell) hit a three-run double in a five-run sixth inning that gave Rider an 11-6 lead. “That was a big hit,” Davis said. Junior Mike Volaski (Oxnard, CA/Oxnard) had two doubles and two RBI and scored twice. “He’s hitting the ball,” Davis said. “He’s coming around.” His two-run double in... 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 scored both Bronc runs. Princeton (6-17) had four hits in the opening inning, including an RBI double and run-scoring single to score three times. Clark hit her second home run of the season, clearing the left field fence to get Rider (3-19) within 3-1 in the bottom of the first inning. The Tigers used two singles and a three-run home run in the top of the second inning to open up a 6-1 lead and chase Bronc sophomore pitcher Kaitlyn Kallert(Woodland Park/Passaic Valley). Kallert allowed seven hits and six earned runs in her two innings... 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 Carol Phipps. Sister-in-law of Joseph Schad, S.J. and Catherine Pezzano (Mike). Daughter of the late Richard and Ruth Myers. Daughter-in-law of Irene Schad and the late Joseph. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Debbie was a selfless and caring person. She enjoyed cooking and hosting parties for her family. Debbie adored her grandchildren and loved every minute she spent with them. She loved holidays and decorating, especially for Christmas and Halloween. There will be a visitation from 9 to 10am Saturday morning, April 9, at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning... 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 Health (NIH). “...that physicians who care for young people with Cushing syndrome should screen their patients for depression-related mental illness...” —Constantine Stratakis, M.D., Director, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD Cushing syndrome results from high levels of the hormone cortisol. Long-term complications of the syndrome include obesity, diabetes, bone fractures, high blood pressure, kidney stones and serious infections. Cushing’s syndrome may be caused by tumors of the adrenal glands or other parts of the body that produce excess cortisol. It also may be caused by a pituitary tumor that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce high... 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 County, two eagles captured that weekend disoriented and possibly near death have been released back into the wild after rehabilitation by Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research of Newark, DNREC and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced today. The case began with the March 19 discovery of a dead bald eagle in a field near Dagsboro. Later that morning, a group of eagles that appeared sick and disoriented were found in a farm field about a mile away from the dead bird. Five eagles from that group were captured by Tri-State and DNREC Fish &... 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 that he had a weapon. The male then grabbed the cash from the register and fled the store towards Erial Road. No employees were injured during the robbery. A further investigation by the GTPD Criminal Investigations Bureau identified a Daniel Torella as a suspect for the robbery. Daniel Torella responded to GTPD headquarters and was eventually connected to the robbery during an interview with detectives. He was subsequently charged with robbery and remanded to the Camden County correctional Facility in default of $100,000.00 full cash bail. Arrest: Daniel Torella - Age 19 Bellview Avenue Sicklerville,... 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 Catholic girl question. Yeah. It's a vagina." Comedy Central's "@Midnight with Chris Hardwick" had a Holy Thursday episode about Jesus that joked about that "barren cross" and "sacramental wine." Also on Holy Thursday, Seth Meyers on his NBC "Late Night" show commented, "No wonder Judas dropped a dime on you." The next day, Good Friday was panned on the Fox 5 show, "TMZ": referring to the meaning of the crucifixion, it was said, "Screw that cause." Reports of a Catholic priest being crucified in Yemen on Good Friday have not been confirmed. But no one... 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, Dennis Casario, was observed pulling his vehicle over on the side of Beebetown Road and starting a fire in the brush, before leaving the scene. Winslow Twp Fire Dept and the NJ Forest Fire Service, once again, responded and extinguished the fire. Winslow Twp Police Dept. responded to, and located Casario at his residence. Casario was transported to Winslow Twp PD headquarters, where detectives conducted lengthy interviews. At the conclusion of the interviews, Casario had confessed to lighting over 20 brush fires over the last two years, in the Cedarbrook section of the Township. According... 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, is to ensure that the cleanup is working as intended and will be protective of public health and the environment. The first five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site was completed in 2012 and the EPA anticipates conducting reviews every five years well into the future. The EPA will conduct its current review in an open and transparent manner with input from the public. After six seasons of in-river work, dredging to remove polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from a 40-mile stretch of the upper Hudson River between Fort Edward and Troy, New York, was... Read more →


WEICHERT FAMILY OF COMPANIES LAUNCHES NEW BRAND FOR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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 its property management businesses into this new entity poised to become the industry leader in personalized property management solutions. The new company’s name, Aureus, comes from the name of the gold coins that served as the primary monetary unit in ancient Rome. This reflects Aureus’s mission to deliver a level of service and trust that constitutes the gold standard in property management. The company offers a broad range of property management services for property owners, relocating employees and renters, including tenant screening, marketing, property maintenance and rent collection. Mike Williams, who has more than 15... 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 the bottom of the seventh for the dramatic win in the opener. Game 1: TCNJ 5, Cabrini 4 A two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh propelled the Lions to a 5-4 victory in the opener. Trailing 4-3 in the seventh, senior Deanna Utter (Byram, NJ/Lenape Valley) singled back through the box with one out to tie the game. After Jess Stevenson (Belmar, NJ/Red Bank Regional) lined to third for the second out, Levine stroked a single to right field to score Steph Vuono (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern) and end the game. It was a choppy... 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 increase air quality and safety concerns for motorists and residents. “What the Christie Administration is doing is wrong; it will impact the people of New Jersey right in the lungs. The MVC is siding with polluting old cars over protecting public health and the environment. This is a decision that is bad for the environment and also impacts safety. This decision allows old cars, pick-ups and SUVS to be exempt from tailpipe testing. This will affect the people in urban areas the most. New Jersey still has some of the worst air pollution in the... 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 will clear-cut the forest and destroy critical natural resources, violate the objectives and goals of the Highlands Act, and go against the Regional Master Plan (RMP). We are also concerned that this proposal will threaten the drinking water supply for half of the state as well as interfere with our right to use our public land preserved for the enjoyment of all of us. The New Jersey Sierra Club will join with other environmental groups tomorrow at noon for a telephone press conference to discuss the environmental impacts of the proposal (details below). “The public... 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 24, 2012, FOIA request for all records concerning the advertisement produced by the U.S. embassy in Islamabad intended to air in Pakistan. The advertisement was seen as an apology for the Internet video that President Obama, then-Secretary of State Clinton, and other administration officials falsely blamed for inspiring “spontaneous demonstrations” resulting in the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya. Click advertisement to view the video press release Judicial Watch announces that a hearing is to be held in the District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, March 31, 2016,... 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. Relatives and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning, April 1, 2016 at 11 AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Holy Saviour Church: 50 Emerald Ave., Westmont. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Michelle M. Fish. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Phone 856-456-1142 Related articles Hugh J. Vogel Sr., of Collingswood, Retired Camden City Firefighter, GCHS Alumnus Deaf Ministry in the Diocese of Camden Regina... 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 great grandmother of Cole, Zachary and Gabriel. Dear sister of Doris Ruggieri. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 9 to 10:30am Friday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 10:30am in church. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kass’s memory to the American Heart Assoc., 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. www.gardnerfuneralhome.com 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 and Public Assistance Played Key Role 03/28/16 On February 9, 1960, a milkman sounded his horn several times in an attempt to get the attention of the driver of a station wagon that was blocking the middle of the bridge over Turkey Creek, near Morrison, Colorado. When there was no response, he got out of his truck and walked to the vehicle—it was empty, but its engine was running and the radio playing. A few more beeps on the horn didn’t bring the driver back, so the milkman moved the car himself to the side... 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 act, it was unconstitutional for the Governor to line item veto Corporate Business Tax (CBT) funding for park salaries at the NJDEP. This occurred after the legislature tried to reverse the Governor’s move and rob $20 million from the Clean Energy Fund. The Governor used it for parks salaries instead. Green Acres also received an appropriation of $103.3 million from the Legislature in 2015, but it has yet to be used. As a result of the games played by the Governor, another $46.2 million of Green Acres, Farmland Preservation, and Historic funding was emitted from... 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 taxpayers’ money on salaries and benefits for the president of the Allentown Education Association. The AEA is not obligated to repay any of the money. Twitter.com PARANORMAL PAYROLL: The Allentown Board of School Directors approved a controversial ghost teachers contract. The practice, known as “release time,” is permitted under Article 28 of the Allentown teachers’ contract. It allows for AEA President Debbie Tretter to receive an $81,000 taxpayer-funded salary and benefits as if she were still teaching in the classroom. The agreement is being challenged in a lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court. In February, the... 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 that could severely affect the safe operation of these vehicles due to a faulty two-piece steering shaft. This condition can lead to separation of the steering shaft without warning and an immediate loss of steering ability and control which may lead to a vehicle crash. Operators of vehicles affected by the Volvo recall should take the vehicles out of service as soon as possible. FMCSA is publishing this advisory bulletin to raise awareness of this issue in order to prevent serious crashes. FMCSA and State inspectors are advised that certain 2016 and 2017 Volvo and... 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 to nearly 17 percent of the world’s population by 2050 (1.6 billion). “An Aging World: 2015” was commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report examines the demographic, health and socioeconomic trends accompanying the growth of the aging population. “Older people are a rapidly growing proportion of the world’s population,” said NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D. “People are living longer, but that does not necessarily mean that they are living healthier. The increase in our aging population presents... 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 visible, targeted enforcement during April, which is National Distracted Driving Month. Enforcement activities will specifically focus on driver behaviors that distract from the task of driving, such as talking on a hand-held cell phone or sending text messages. “Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that each year thousands of people are killed in distracted driving related crashes and nearly a half million people are injured.” Despite the fact that using a... 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 changes… 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 Barber answers questions about Pennsylvania bald eagles in this webinar recording: https://youtu.be/WveG4flCHJE *This is a joint project between the Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, ComcastBusiness, Codorus State Park, Friends of Codorus State Park and others. Thank you for your support of Pennsylvania wildlife. Related articles My Latest Painting- Nesting Time! Reisman Column: Trump Sued Over Bald Eagle Photo Here's an insider's guide to the best of Philly hiking Pennsylvania Reports Record Number of Bald-eagle Nests CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania News: NOW SHOWING NESTING BALD EAGLES Trump Campaign Sued Over Bald Eagle Photo The Whole Country is Glued... 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 threw really well again today,” said Rider head coachBarry Davis. “I was just locating my fastball really well,” said Kosciolek, who allowed just one earned run in his last outing, a seven inning no decision in a 3-2 win over Rutgers. “That was my main focus today.” The 6’7” rookie righty improved to 2-1 on the season. “We feel we have four solid starters now,” Davis said. At Tamaqua Area High School Kosciolek struck out over 200 batters in his career, but that was against high school batters, not college. “I try not to think... 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. Loving grandmother of Amanda Meek (Stephen), Joseph West (Rhonda), David Gwalthney (Candyce) and step-grandmother of Tina Capano and Stephanie Mayernik. Great grandmother of Malloree Meek and special Nanny Rita to Haley, Carly, Julianna, Gavin and Keira. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Nowicki was a member of Bellmawr VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Senior Citizens Assoc. of Bellmawr and the Bellmawr Democrat Club. She enjoyed casino trips and being with her friends and family. Her meatballs will be greatly missed. There will be a viewing from 9 to 10am Thursday morning at St. Joachim... Read more →


DANGER!

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, near old St. Mary's Cemetery. According to Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell, a hit and run driver struck the pole 12 days ago, on Thursday, March 17, early in the morning. The strong winds today were blowing the broken pole back and forth. The wires that are connected to the pole were also swaying in the wind and are hanging low to the ground. PSE&G is aware of the hazard. Last year a broken pole knocked down by a wind storm blocked the sidewalk on Route 130 near the borderline of Gloucester City and... 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 in the process, and tightening of a rule that allows the Board to skip review of some ethics complaints altogether. “The state’s review process has suffered from declining public confidence because the long delays, likelihood of dismissal, and nominal fines--normally $100--do little to deter unethical conduct by local officials,” said Foundation president Walter Luers. “Our goal was to improve enforcement and public awareness to encourage better conduct by local officials and better voluntary compliance with ethical requirements.” NJFOG announced in October 2015 that it had petitioned the Local Finance Board to adopt the proposed changes.... 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 Memeger. Volodymyr Kurylo operated VN Trucking, which, among other things, provided truck driver training. Vitalii Vitiuk worked for Kurylo. PennDOT requires that applicants for a Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) provide proof of residency. According to the indictment, between June 2014 and September 2015, the defendants conspired to provide false residency documents to VN Trucking students who resided outside of Pennsylvania. For example, it is alleged that Kurylo obtained genuine utility bills and then had those bills falsified to indicate that the bill was in the student’s name and that the student resided at the... Read more →


Obituary | Anita M. Curcio of Gloucester City

Anita M. Curcio (nee Tortorelli), on March 24, 2016, of Gloucester City. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Pasquale Curcio, Sr. Devoted mother of Pasquale Curcio, Jr. and Ellie Brown (Paul, Jr.). Loving Mom Mom of Paul, III and Nicole. Dear sister of Dominic “Junior” Tortorelli and the late Catherine O’Boyle, Paula Boulden, Joseph Tortorelli and Angeline Coalson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 9:30 to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mrs. Curcio’s memory to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 3 Eves Dr., Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. Family and friends may share memories at www.gardnerfuneralhome.com Read more →


Boys Basketball: HCIAL Player of the Year and other postseason honors, 2015-16

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hudson Catholic dominated the HCIAL all season long, and sophomore guard Luther Muhammad was at the center of that dominance. Muhammad averaged 21.6 points, five rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game, earning NJ.com Second Team All-State honors as well as HCIAL Player of the Year honors. Colleges have taken notice… Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

St. Patrick's Cathedral Invaded

March 28, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on the invasion of St. Patrick's Cathedral: Six young people invaded the noon Mass on Easter Sunday. With a bullhorn in hand, a 23-year-old North Carolina teacher screamed, "Only the devil" could create "animals capable of love and joy just so humans can make them suffer and die." Many in the congregation thought that the camera that was strapped to his chest was a bomb. Others held signs and pictures of animals, shouting, "Easter is a time for love! No more shedding animal blood!" The police and security moved quickly to restore order. The protesters were not a random group. They belong to Collectively Free, an animal rights organization. It is confused at best and dishonest at worst. On the one hand, it emphasizes "Integrity and Empathy," urging its members to "Show respect for and value individuals." On the other hand, it encourages members... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY:

The Taxpayer Tab for Obama Family Vacations has Surpassed $74 Million

The taxpayer tab for the vacations for President Obama and his family now has surpassed $74 million, even though Obama once said a president must be prepared to give up taking vacations for the sake of the nation. The word comes from Judicial Watch, which has been demanding public records from the government and filing lawsuits… Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 14-20

Reminder for the week: Harvest of river herring, use of nets near spillways, retaining striped bass during spawning season unlawful in Delaware DOVER – 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 March 14-20 made 933 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 16 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 23 complaints and issued nine citations. This week, with an expanded Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continuing to be deployed as a deterrent, no citations were issued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail. An incident of note: On March 16, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police cited Gary L. Bell Jr., 32, of Bridgeville, for two counts... Read more →


Norcross challenger's lawsuit claims county clerk has 'secret' ballot rules

CAMDEN -- A 24-year-old progressive in the midst of challenging one of the state's most powerful Democrats is suing the Camden County Clerk's Office over what he calls its "secret" ballot practices. Alex Law, a Voorhees Township native running against U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross in the June primary to represent the heavily Democratic 1st Congressional District,… Read more →


Man charged in deadly crash was charged with drunken driving in 2012, cops say

READINGTON TOWNSHIP -- The Whitehouse Station man arrested and charged in connection with a head-on crash Friday that killed two grandparents riding in a car with their family after an Easter egg hunt has been charged with drunken driving before, CBS New York reported. Police sources told CBS New York that Frank Cabezas, 23, is the… Read more →


(Video) Suspects Wanted for Barsky's Diamonds Burglary, Center City Philadelphia | CNB Crime

Central Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspects who burglarized Barsky’s Diamonds in Center City. On Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 3:32am, 6th District officer(s) responded to a radio call for a Burglary Alarm at Barsky’s Diamonds located at 724 Sansom Street. Upon arrival, the officer(s) observed the front security gate was up and the front door of the business was opened. Once inside, the suspects burglarized the business, ultimately taking approximately $400,000 worth of jewelry. To view this video and more, visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel or http://phillypolice.com/news Philadelphia Police Department video released March 25, 2016 If you see these suspects do not approach, contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. Use this electronic form to submit a tip anonymously. All tips will be confidential. If you have any information about... Read more →


Love Your Money: The story of $6.4B in leaky NYC transit hubs

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers paid $2.5 billion for a splashy new subway station built deep into Manhattan's bedrock near the edge of the Hudson River, but Mother Nature is putting a dampener on the depot's inaugural year. Just six months removed from its grand opening, the station on the No. 7 subway line is suffering… Read more →


GCHS Mary Gedaka Tri County Conference Player of the Year; GCHS Team of the Year

TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE SEASON IN REVIEW PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mary Gedaka accomplished plenty during her four-year career at Gloucester Catholic, and in her senior season, she guided her team to another strong campaign. The Villanova-bound forward scored 18 points and hauled in nine rebounds per game while powering Gloucester Catholic to a 27-2 finish where it… Read more →


Overdue budget gives PA schools temporary relief

By Evan Grossman / March 23, 2016 /Pennsylvania Watchdog Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will allow the 2015-16 state budget to become law without his signature, but he vetoed broad education funding reforms that were included in the spending plan. AP file photo BUDGET BAND-AID: Pennsylvania schools can breathe a sigh of relief as state funds will be restored, but Gov. Tom Wolf’s passage of an overdue 2015-16 budget will not contain a landmark education funding formula many districts were hoping for. The result gives cash-strapped Pennsylvania school districts only temporary relief fromstructural deficits and funding challenges. “This budget does not solve the state’s long-term school funding crisis,” the multi-organization Campaign for Fair Education Funding said in a statement. After a 267-day budget impasse that was tied to education spending increases and tax hikes to pay for them, Wolf approved but refused to put his name on a $30 billion spending... Read more →


Cherry The Pig Loves Pastry, Rescued on I-80

After being abandoned on a New Jersey highway, this little piggy has a new name, a new home and, possibly, a new title: spokespig. The frightened pot belly piglet was found by a passing motorist Wednesday night wandering the side of Interstate 80 near a truck stop in Warren County. The driver called Tamala Lester, director… Read more →


A grave injustice? New Jersey’s ban on headstone sales takes effect | N.J.Watchdog

By Eric Boehm / March 25, 2016 / New Jersey Watchdog Religious institutions in New Jersey are no longer allowed to sell grave markers, thanks to a new state law that took effect this week. Signed into law a year ago by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the new regulations target the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, which in 2013 began selling grave markers for burial plots within the archdiocese’s cemeteries. The Monument Builders Association of New Jersey sued the archdiocese and then successfully lobbied for the passage of a law to protect their members from competition. Shutterstock image GRAVE MATTERS: Religious institutions in New Jersey, like the Archdiocese of Newark, headquartered in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, shown here, are no longer allowed to sell grave markers, thanks to a new state law that took effect this week. Christie signed the bill in March 2015 but delayed its implementation... Read more →


Rare golden eagle in New Jersey soars again in Montclair

MONTCLAIR -- In a blink of an eye, a rehabilitated golden eagle takes flight and disappears into the trees. With the help of staff and volunteers from Toms River Avian Care and the Raptor Trust in Millington, a rare visitor to New Jersey is back in the wild and likely heading north toward Canada. It was… Read more →


Why New Jersey may be the best place in the U.S. to buy Girl Scout cookies

As any New Jerseyan knows, the northern and southern parts of the state are often divided by certain cultural realities: whether folks root for Philadelphia or New York sports teams, for example; or whether they call our revered breakfast meat "pork roll" or "Taylor ham." This time of year, there's another split: what types of Girls… Read more →


Villanova Advance to Final Four; Defeats Kansas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Villanova's chances at its first Final Four since 2009 seemed to be teetering, Ryan Arcidiacono stepped up and did what he has done for four years in a Wildcats uniform. Arcidiacono sank four clutch free throws and came up with the key steal on a potential game-tying possession by Kansas with 4.6… Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Put the Atlantic City rescue plan up for a vote

Atlantic City is on the precipice. The iconic resort is out of money, it is careening toward possible bankruptcy in matter of weeks, and it stops paying 900 municipal workers on April 8, with only essential personnel such as cops and firefighters showing up to work for IOUs. This is the reckoning the city and state… Read more →


CNB Medical News: 13 Rheumatoid Arthritis Life Hacks | Healthline

Written by Healthline Editorial Team Living with RA can present its share of difficulty. But with a little bit of innovation and determination, you’ll find new ways to get things done. Make everyday tasks and pain management easier with these 13 clever life hacks from the Healthline RA community. 1. Carry a little pair of scissors to open packs of condiments at restaurants. You can even find scissors designed to reduce hand strain, which is great for people with arthritis. 2. Use a paraffin dip for stiff hands and feet first thing in the morning or before bed to relieve pain and stiffness. It melts at a low enough heat that you can comfortably put your hands or feet into it without getting burned. Check out this set that includes the bath, wax, and handling mitts. 3. Go for paper bags, and carry grocery bags with your forearms instead of... Read more →


Michael A. Narducci, Jr. , Retired Bellmawr Fire Dept. Captain, WWII and Korea War Army Veteran

Michael A. Narducci, Jr., on March 24, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved husband of the late Mildred S. (nee Bangle). Devoted father of Michael (Catherine), Robert M. (Susan) and Darlene Cummings (Michael). Loving grandfather of Christopher Cummings (Christina Medlar), Anthony, Mary, Amanda and Robert Narducci and great grandfather of Alexandria Cummings. Dear brother of Lucille Gilkey (Richard) and the late Mae Green, Florence Brandt, Thomas, Anthony and Frank Narducci. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Narducci retired from RCA in Camden after 42 years. He was an Army veteran of WWII and Korea. He was a member of Crescent Park VFW Post 9563 and Brooklawn American Legion Post 72. Mr. Narducci was a retired captain of Bellmawr Park Fire Company. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Monday eve and 8:15 to 9:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Tuesday St.... Read more →


Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey volunteer training offered

English: Red Knot feeding on eggs of Horseshoe crabs. Mispillion Harbor, Delaware (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Saturday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 6 DOVER DELAWARE(March 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual bay-wide horseshoe crab spawning survey in May and June on Ted Harvey Wildlife Area, Kitts Hummock and North Bowers beaches. For those who are interested in assisting with this year’s survey, DNERR staff will host volunteer training sessions at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover DE 19901. New participants are required to attend one of the trainings, while past participants in the annual survey must attend a training once every three years. Volunteers can choose from one of the three trainings scheduled for: · Saturday, April 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. · Saturday, April 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. · Wednesday, April 6... Read more →


Tips for Pregnant Women to Prevent Zika Virus Infection

By Denise J. Jamieson, M.D. Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. There is so much to learn, including ways to protect yourself and your new baby from health risks. Recently, the Zika virus outbreak and its link to birth defects have been making the headlines. Zika may sound scary, but there are some basic steps pregnant women can take to protect themselves. Why worry about Zika? Zika is mostly spread by mosquito bites, primarily by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but it can also be sexually transmitted from an infected man to his sex partners (as Zika is known to be spread from semen). There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. The sickness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many... Read more →