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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... 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... 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 played for the late Bert Nolan, played alongside her sisters in the 1970's. During her time at Gloucester Catholic Berenato was part of two state championship teams in 1973, and 1974. Related: Rams Alumni in the News Pitt coach, player impacted by Sandy Gloucester City's... 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... 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... 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 with cancer. TEAM MASTRANGELO CAUGHT IN A LIE Accusations are flying in Morris County after the son of freeholder candidate Thomas Mastrangelo admitted his father sent him to film an opponent's campaign event. Frank Cahill of Parsippany Focus says Republican freeholder candidates Lou Valori, Roman,... 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: South Jersey Artists by South Jersey Photographers,” now on exhibit at The Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, N.J. The reception will be held Thursday, April 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is open to the public. The first exhibit of its... 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... 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, Route 322, Glassboro NJ. It is also sponsored by the Gloucester County Mental Health Committee, the Municipal Alliance, the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the New Jersey Jail Wardens Association. “We all must be proactive in addressing mental illness and addiction problems... 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... 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 process where migratory bird season dates are set much earlier in the year. The brant season will be concurrent with the duck season with a bag limit of 1 bird. The Special Sea Duck Area was changed to include only waters of the Atlantic Ocean;... 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 - 9). During the 12 game streak the Roadrunners have scored 164 runs averaging better then 13 runs per game. At Camden County Matt Parr (Gloucester Cath) picked up his 1st win of the season in relief of Justin Mc Fadden (Delran) after the Cougars scored... 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... 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... 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 taxpayers, older style televisions and computer monitors that contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and all rear projection TVs will no longer be accepted. “It is the legal responsibility of manufacturers to cover all costs of recycling and disposing of items containing CRTs,” said Freeholder Jeff... 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... 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 now resembles that of Maryland or Virginia. Some parts of southern New Jersey is in zone 8. According to data compiled by NOAA and the EPA, our growing season has increased and our chance of a spring frost has decreased. Both reports show us the... 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 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... 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 he represents. Let's step up and show Norcross that billionaires cannot buy our democracy! As we approach the April filing deadline, it is more important than ever that Alex has the resources he needs to fight against Donald Trump and Donald Norcross. Every dollar you... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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 EXTENSION PROJECT THREATENED BY 'PAROCHIAL' INTERESTS A $1.5 billion PATH extension to Newark Airport that would connect the depressed South Ward neighborhood to the airport is seen by some as expendable, especially when there are so many projects to pay for and not enough money... 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 Wildlife is hosting its annual free Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center Open House and Sportsmen's Flea Market on April 2 and 3, in anticipation of the spring trout fishing season. The spring trout season opens the following weekend, on Saturday, April 9,... 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... 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,... 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... 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 scores are highlighting success stories across the nation, but we have concluded that the state-level EEI scores are not the best way to compare states. Because states’ absolute EEI scores are highly correlated to the percentage of students in the state who qualify for free... 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... 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 just need to get my smile back,” Rogers, 59, told his dentist at a clinic here recently. “I can’t get a job unless I can smile.” Rogers is among the more than 240,000 low-income people who gained health coverage in the past year when Indiana... 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! Yard saling! It’s that season again. And of course he had to stop. Especially if you hadn’t been yard saling in months. He wandered through mountains of magazines, crates of kitchen utensils, tons of tools and cartons of old clothes. Then he saw it. A... 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.... 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... 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 through a wall leading to the pharmacy area tripping the alarm and forcing the suspect to flee prior to taking anything. Philadelphia Police Department video released March 23, 2016 Suspect Description: Black male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, pants, mask covering lower face, glasses or... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 moving. By the end of the class participants should be able to join in some friendly robot competition at the following branch locations: Bellmawr: Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. Merchantville: Monday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. Haddon Township: Wednesday, April 13, 3:30 p.m. Gloucester Township: Wednesday,... 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, 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... 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 require immediate, statewide testing for lead in the drinking water of all New Jersey schools. STEEPER CHALLENGES FOR HOMELESS LIVING IN US ILLEGALLY The Record reporting that there were more than 10,200 homeless men, women, and children counted in New Jersey in 2015, but advocates... 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... 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 St. when the crash occurred. After striking the pedestrian, the vehicle continued traveling north and then made a right hand turn onto Myrtle St. where the vehicle ran through the stop sign at Myrtle and Walnut St. and then came to a stop in front... 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... 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. For far too many, the gateway to addiction is legally obtained through prescription medication by a physician or dentist. The over-prescription of opioid drugs by medical professionals in this country needs to be curtailed in order to have a meaningful impact on this epidemic. The... 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 my friend Angel Fuentes," said Assemblyman Barclay. "Angel knows City Hall inside out, outside in. His institutional knowledge of our City and the players is second to none." "We need someone with Angel's positive leadership skills during this exciting time in Camden's resurgence," continued Barclay.... 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 months. Alvarez didn’t charge the officer until just before the video was released. Brandon Smith, an independent journalist, forced public disclosure of the video (which sharply contradicted police’s recounting of events) by suing the city after his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was denied.... Read more →