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April 2016

College Softball: Rider and Niagara Split Double-Header

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.—When you have your 10th all-time leading hitter at the plate in a tie game with the bases loaded, good things are bound to happen. And sometimes the leadership presence and patience of that senior prevails above all. With the score tied 4-4 in the top of the sixth inning, senior Dana Sensi(Allentown) worked a one-out, bases loaded walk, her second bases loaded walk of the game, to give the Rider University softball team a 5-4, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win at Niagara University on Saturday afternoon and a conference doubleheader split. The Purple Eagles used the mercy rule and defeated the Broncs 10-2 in game one. In the nightcap, Sensi was walked for the third time in the game, scoring juniorMorgan Benedetti (Ewing) who led off the inning with a double and advanced to third after the second Purple Eagle error of the inning. Benedetti had two... Read more →

TCNJ Baseball Sweeps Montclair State

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey registered a sweep in dramatic fashion as a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth and walk-off single in the 10th lifted them to a 3-2 victory in the nightcap game over Montclair State University. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, senior Garen Turner (Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley) launched two-out, solo home run to tie the game at 2. Classmate Patrick Roberts (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) then ended the game with a base hit to right in the 10th to drive in senior John Rizzi (Long Hill, NJ/Watchung Hills) to set off a wild celebration. That victory cemented a sweep for TCNJ. They posted a 10-2 win in the opener, thanks in large part to a sterling performance from senior right-hander Steven Volpe (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional). The Lions (28-8, 12-6 NJAC) locked up the number two seed in the 2016... Read more →

Willie B. Garris, Jr., age 69, of Maple Shade

On April 22, 2016. Age 69. Beloved nephew of Arnetta Rodgers (late Frederick) and Sylvia Kent. Burial private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Willie B. Garris, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Reva Briggs Rose Levi  

On April 27, 2016. Age 92 Of Glassboro. Formerly of Elmer and Fultonville, NY. Loving wife of the late Wilber Rose and the late Leo Levi. Beloved daughter of the late Edward Briggs and Maude Briggs (nee Cleveland). Cherished mother of Richard Rose, Alan Rose and the late William Lee Rose. Predeceased by her sister, Mildred Briggs Lewis, Ethel Briggs and brother, Harold Briggs. Devoted grandmother of 9 and many great-grandchildren. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Reva was a devout Christian who attended many different denomination churches. Cremation and Inurnment in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, New York with her late husband, Wilber Rose will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Reva Maude Levi. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Patricia R. Mihalik, age 77 of Deptford , Formerly of Blackwood

Patricia R. Mihalik, age 77 of Deptford, formerly of Blackwood passed away on April, 20, 2016. Born in Hyannis, MA she was the daughter of the late Edward and Isaura (Pena) Andersen. A graduate of Beaver (now Arcadia) College, Patricia became a school teacher and taught in the Camden County school district. She is survived by her brothers, Robert and Frederick Andersen. Graveside Service and Catholic Committal Prayers celebrating her life on Saturday, May 7th @ 11:00 am in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Patricia R. Mihalik. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's Grafton Pitches 7 Strong Innings in 2-1 Victory Over Bishop Eustace

(CNB SPORTS)MILLVILLE N.J. (April 30, 2016)--The Rams bench didn't provide their pitcher Eric Grafton with much support, but he didn't need much. Grafton pitched seven strong innings to carry Gloucester Catholic to a 2-1 win over Bishop Eustace in seven innings on Saturday at Millville High school. Bishop Eustace's lone run of the ballgame came in the first inning on a groundout by John Piacentino. The Rams answered Bishop Eustace's top inning with one run of their own in the first. The Rams scored on an RBI single by Lillo Paxia. The Rams never trailed after scoring one run in the third on. "Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved." Any reuse or republication of this story must include the preceding attribution. Related: RAMS BASEBALL SCHEDULE Gloucester Catholic HS Brooklawn Rams Alumni Related articles Brooklawn rallies for 9-8 win in American Legion World Series Brooklawn... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES OCTOBER 2011: Milton Friedman on Socialism vs. Capitalism 1979 Video

An excerpt from The Phil Donahue show (1979) where Milton Friedman talks in short about Capitalism and Socialism and what impact it has on societies. Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, academic, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Friedman was an economic advisor to conservative President Ronald Reagan. A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. Milton Friedman And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you’ll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of... Read more →

Teen victim’s mother is remembrance speaker

press release WOODBURY NJ April 29, 2016--At Wednesday’s, May 4, 2016, fifth annual Victim’s Remembrance Ceremony, sponsored by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, the mother of a girl who died in a domestic violence incident will speak about progress she has seen in victim’s rights. The ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Gloucester County Criminal Justice Complex, Hunter and Euclid Streets, Woodbury. The location is near a garden created in 2012 in front of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Arranged among the plantings are river stones bearing the hand-painted names of victims of violence dating back to the 1970s. One of those is AmyLynn Schanz, a Washington Township teenager who died at the hands of a boyfriend in 1991. Amy’s mother, Debbie Schanz, is the ceremony keynote speaker. Talented Washington Township singer Michael Jones will perform “The Prayer” and “You Raise Me Up.” The public is invited... Read more →

VOTERS POLL: Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee

When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump declared he was the "presumptive nominee" this week, much news coverage challenged him on it. A new survey reveals that GOP voters appear to agree with Mr. Trump: 89 percent now agree that the candidate will win the nomination, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday. The number of… Read more →

CNB MEDICAL: Eating Too Much Meat Could Speed Up The Aging Process

The hamburger is a delicious part of the western diet. And it seems no matter how many health risks it's associated with, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease and heart failure, Americans are unwilling to put their beloved sandwich down: They consume an estimated 14 billion burgers each year, The Huffington Post reported. Could new research from… Read more →


English: Female Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) taken near Rideau River, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HARRISBURG, PA - With Pennsylvania’s spring gobbler season about to kick off, the state’s turkeys are benefiting –now and in the future – from habitat work performed in partnership with National Wild Turkey Federation. More than 70 habitat-enhancement projects impacting more than 2,600 acres, mostly on state game lands and state forests, are taking place in 2016 through a nearly $150,000 allocation by Pennsylvania National Wild Turkey Federation State Chapter Habitat Committee. The projects are the result of proposals that more than 60 local chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) submitted to the committee. All of the projects are being conducted on parcels open to public hunting, and the projects will impact land ranging from one to 546 acres. NWTF Regional Biologist Mitch Blake said general food-plot maintenance accounts for 49 percent... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS: Area Co. Delivers New Serum to Combat Skin Aging from Air-Borne Pollutants

For Immediate Release: News of a first-time skin care serum to help prevent skin damage from airborne pollutants has just been made public by the president of the skin care firm that developed the new serum. Steve Strassler, founder and president of Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, N.J., made the announcement on a Philadelphia radio show, "Lifestyles", WWDB-860AM. The new facial serum features higher potency Vitamin C, plus other major antioxidants. Also EMBLICA, a plant antioxidant discovered to offset pollution's "nitrogen free radicals" providing pollutions unprotected by the well-known traditional antioxidants. Emblica has been found to combat, for all skin types, harmful nitrogen free radicals emanating from vehicle exhausts, factories, cigarette smoke as well as radiation from the sun. Reviva's chemists claim the new serum may be the only facial daytime moisturizer that negates both oxygen and nitrogen free radicals. Daily usage under one's day cream is recommended. It is called, "Vitamin... Read more →

Officer shows restraint and arrests suspect with firearm  

(Camden, NJ) – After observing a suspect holding a firearm early Thursday, Camden County Police Department Officer Matthew Greer showed restraint and apprehended the suspect without incident. Just before 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Officer Greer was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues at a gas station on the 2200 block of Admiral Wilson Boulevard when he observed an individual – Anthony Garner, 26, of Philadelphia – standing near the gas station mini mart holding a black firearm. Officer Greer approached Garner and engaged him verbally, using de-escalation techniques. Garner complied with Officer Greer and dropped the gun. He was then placed under arrest without incident and officers recovered the weapon, a loaded Gamo PT-85 .177 caliber gas-powered pellet gun. Garner was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and remanded to the county jail with bail set at $10,000 cash... Read more →

This Legislation Will Curb the Power of Unaccountable Bureaucracy

James Gattuso / @Jamesgattuso / April 27, 2016 The Constitution could not be clearer: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” However, it seems that someone forgot to tell federal regulators about that. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, tried this week to change some of that this week, proposing to limit the Energy Department’s power to make rules without Congress’ consent. Each year, regulators impose thousands of rules on the American people—over 20,000 during the Obama administration’s tenure alone. The cost is staggering: According to an upcoming Heritage study, the cost of Obama’s new rules alone is over $100 billion each year, and that only counts the biggest regulations. There is a solution: make Congress approve new regulations before they become effective. That would shift responsibility back to where it belongs—in Congress. Regulators... Read more →

Local Military Veteran Malika Rowland Completes Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/28/2016)-- Malika Rowland (NAVY) of Glendora, New Jersey (08029) was among 19 post 9/11 military veterans who completed the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) this past April at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), EBV is is widely acclaimed as the nation's premier veteran entrepreneurship training program. The program, which is offered through a select consortium of colleges and universities, is organized into three phases: weeks of online business foundation classes, nine days of on-campus instruction, and year-long mentorships with successful entrepreneurs. Named in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings of "Best Colleges for Veterans," SJU ranked No. 2 among colleges and universities in the North for helping veterans and active-duty service members apply... Read more →

EPA Fines Kawasaki Rail Car for Improper Storage and Handling of Hazardous Waste

(New York, N.Y. – April 28, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a legal settlement with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. (“Kawasaki”) of Yonkers, New York, resolving its alleged violation of federal hazardous waste law. EPA inspections revealed the company had generated hazardous wastes and had stored these wastes without a permit. As part of the agreement, Kawasaki will come into compliance with all federal hazardous waste laws and pay a $71,120 penalty. “Companies that generate hazardous waste must store and dispose of them properly or obtain the proper permit to ensure these wastes are properly stored,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “When not properly handled, hazardous wastes can pose a danger to employees and those living in the surrounding community.” An EPA inspection of Kawasaki’s facility at 29 Wells Avenue in Yonkers revealed several dozen containers containing waste paints and solvents, discarded gasoline and unlabeled containers... Read more →

Teen drivers crash because of inexperience; PIANJ offers suggestions for teens and parents

Friday, April 29, 2016 TRENTON, NJ – It's spring and many teen drivers are beginning to drive for the first time. According to the National Safety Council, half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. The more you know, the more you can do to prevent these crashes. The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey want new drivers and their parents to know some best practices and be aware of the greater risk they face. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens and their passengers in the U.S. In fact, The National Safety Council reports the most dangerous time of a teen's life is the first 12 months of having a driver's license. Inexperienced teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than adults and inexperience is the primary factor for accidents in which... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY NJ APRIL 29, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Camden man received an aggregate sentence of 41 years in prison in connection with a 2011 homicide as well as a home-invasion robbery and sexual assault. John Gonzalez, 20, was convicted by a jury in January on second-degree burglary, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault and weapons offenses in the felony murder of 38-year-old Lori Breiding of Camden. Gonzalez and a codefendant, Steven Alicea, 23, of Camden, were accused of fatally shooting Breiding while attempting to rob her on the 2600 block of Cramer Street in Camden around 11:30 p.m. on September 30, 2011. The victim succumbed to her injuries and died on October 1, 2011. Gonzalez and Alicea were arrested shortly after Breiding’s shooting after they committed a second crime, a home invasion robbery and sexual assault near the scene... Read more →

Kennedy Health Hosts ‘Everyday Mindfulness’ Series in May

Voorhees, NJ – In today's fast-paced, often distracting world, mindfulness can help people live their lives with greater awareness and balance. Join us Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31 to learn a variety of everyday mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help you address life’s stresses with greater acceptance, patience and compassion. All classes are held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center at Voorhees, 1099 White Horse Road, and are moderated by Mindfulness Instructor Linda Townshend, who is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction. The program is offered as a four-part series ($60) and registration is required. To sign up, go to or call 1-800-547-9007 and select Option #3. About Kennedy Health: Kennedy is a health services delivery system serving southern New Jersey. Kennedy meets the community’s healthcare needs at its hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, and at outpatient facilities and... Read more →


(CNBNews Sports) BROOKLAWN N.J. (April 29, 2016)—A game that was billed as one of the must-see events in high school baseball on Friday afternoon fell short of expectations as Steinert’s pitcher Kyle Muller shut down Gloucester Catholic 5-0. Heading into Friday’s contest Muller had 33 strikeouts and the Ram’s Ace, Tyler Mondile, had 27. Two days ago, April 27, the Rams was listed as No. 1 in the top 10 non-public state baseball rankings by . Earlier in the week, the game between Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High was called because of rain. In the first inning of that contest the Rams put up 8 runs. That game will be played later. But today the Rams bats were silent. Maybe it was the April showers and cool temperatures. Whatever it was Mondile got very little help at the plate from his teammates. Mondile lasted just six innings, walked one,... Read more →

CNB Crime: Gloucester Township School Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ April 29, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported a teacher at the Ann Mullen Middle School in Gloucester Township has been charged for sexually assaulting a female student under the age of 13. Chester Ingraham, 65, of Sicklerville, is charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. The Gloucester Township School District has been fully cooperative in this ongoing investigation. Ingraham has a mandatory court date of May 10, 2016. Anyone with information is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Tim Houck at (856) 225-8506 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Joseph Cerquoni at (856) 228-4500. Information may also be emailed to All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. source Related articles Local Massage Therapist Arrested... Read more →

DELAWARE Fish & Wildlife Police investigating commercial crab boat accident

English: A view of Lewes Beach on the Delaware Bay from Savannah Road. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Captain, crew members rescued from Delaware Bay without injuries PORT MAHON (April 29, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating an accident in which a commercial crabbing vessel capsized Thursday afternoon after it was swamped by high waves in rough waters off Port Mahon east of Dover in the Delaware Bay. The vessel’s 34-year-old captain from Townsend and two crew members – a 38-year-old Townsend man and a 50-year-old man from Dover – were located clinging to the overturned crab boat after spending several hours in the water. All three were rescued by Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company with no injuries reported. The vessel was righted and towed to dock by the Leipsic Volunteer Fire Company. In addition to Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers and marine... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA APRIL 28, 2016--On April, 24, 2016, at 10:42 pm, the complainant, a 43 year-old male, was walking on the 1300 block of Norris Street when four unknown black males approached him and began punching and kicking the complainant multiple times. When a witness (an off duty Temple Officer) chased the suspects away, they grabbed the complainant’s shirt and were last seen east on Norris Street. The complainant suffered minor injuries during the robbery. Suspect Description: Four black males, 16-19 years-of-age, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, one suspect wearing an orange and black Nike hooded sweatshirt, and one suspect wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and one suspect wearing a dark colored “North Face” hooded sweatshirt. 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... Read more →

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coast Guard Training Center Says Thanks to Cape May County Area

To our Friends and Family in Cape May County, Our designation as a Coast Guard Community is the result of the commitment and respect we have for one another, and the acknowledgment that together we all strive to make Cape May County the best place to live, work and visit. Our combined history is one filled with meaningful impacts to our service, lasting memories for generations of our residents, and the type of patriotism that sets the standard for our Nation. Throughout the year, new recruits arrive at the Training Center here in Cape May almost every week. At graduation, I tell each of them that regardless of where they came from, be it Texas, Montana or Guam, they are graduating as a completely changed person. When they leave here, they have left behind their old self, and have been reborn a Coast Guardsman –and Cape May County is their... Read more →


April 29, 2016 MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Gregory Rucker today asked any members of the public who have information about a fatal shooting on Woodhaven Lane in Willingboro earlier this month to contact investigators as they continue to search for the killer. On April 15, the Willingboro Township Police Department received a call at approximately 3:15 a.m. reporting that shots were fired in that area. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds inside a car parked on the street in the first block of Woodhaven Lane. The victim was identified as Colby Rodgers, age 31, of Mount Laurel, and was pronounced dead at the scene. His death was declared a homicide by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood. “Law abiding members of the public do not want a murderer skulking through their neighborhoods,”... Read more →


English: Black bears can be seen roaming around at Woburn Safari Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DEP'S DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (16/P28) TRENTON - With black bears emerging from winter dens and entering a very active period of the year in search of food and mates, the Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding residents, particularly in the northwest region of New Jersey known as "bear country," of basic precautions this spring to reduce the risk of potential encounters. "Bears that learn to associate food with people, and their homes and property, can easily become nuisance bears that forage for easy sources of food in neighborhoods," said David Chanda, director of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. "Residents can greatly reduce the risk of interactions with bears by taking commonsense steps. Most importantly, people should never feed bears, intentionally or unintentionally." It is illegal... Read more →

CNB Business News: Tony Roni’s Neighborhood Kitchen Opens Ninth Location

Hamilton,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) April 28, 2016 Tony Roni’s, the neighborhood kitchen serving families and companies throughout Greater Philadelphia, is very excited to expand into New Jersey with the opening of its ninth location at The Shoppes at AMC on 199 Sloan Avenue in Hamilton Township. The newest location will follow the same mission the owner Tony Altomare had in mind when he started the Tony Roni’s franchise in 1999 – to serve “Great Food with Great Attitude.” “We believe to be truly successful, we need to provide our customers with the best tasting food and phenomenal service every day. This is what sets us apart. We see it every day in the reactions from our customers. Whether customers dine in or order delivery, they can expect to be treated like our family. We want our customers to know that we appreciate them” Altomare said. The menu features Tony Roni’s... Read more →

Genovese Crime Family Members Arrested for Loansharking, Check Cashing, Gambling

press release April 27, 2016 TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that 10 alleged members and associates of the New York-based Genovese organized crime family were indicted today on charges including first-degree racketeering for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in New Jersey through illegal loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of drug proceeds. Another defendant was charged in connection with the laundering of drug money, and the wives of three of the defendants were charged with tax fraud, bringing the total defendants to 14. The charges stem from “Operation Fistful,” a joint investigation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, conducted with assistance from the New York and Queens County District Attorneys’ Offices and other law enforcement agencies. Ten of the defendants face first-degree charges of both racketeering and money laundering, carrying consecutive sentences of... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Seeking Photos of Anglers for Annual Photo Contest

Entries being accepted through Oct. 31 DOVER (April 28, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or in the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year. A judging panel comprised of DNREC staff will be looking for photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Fishing with Friends or Family,” by depicting anglers enjoying fishing in the great outdoors with their friends or family. Judges also will be looking at technical criteria including resolution, clarity and composition. “The photography contest is a great chance for anglers to showcase and share their fishing adventures with other anglers,” said Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis. “The theme helps reinforce and capture the fun of a shared outdoor fishing experience.” The contest is open... Read more →

Lindenwold Police Certified Car Seat Technicians

The Lindenwold Police Department is pleased to announce that we now have two officers who are certified car seat technicians. Patrolman Dan LaFountaine and Patrolman Glen Bailey attended a four-day course sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both officers are now certified to properly install car seats in passenger cars. If you have any questions about car seats or their installation, please feel free to email either officer. La Fountaine can be reached at Bailey can be reached at If you have a newly purchased car seat and need assistance installing it or would like to make sure that your current car seat is installed properly, call the office at (856) 784-7566. If either officer is on duty, arrangements will be made to get you the assistance you need. Address/Location Lindenwold Police Department 2001 Egg Harbor Rd Lindenwold, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-784-7566 Related... Read more →

Camden County History Museum Grand Reopening with New Major Attractions

UPDATED/CORRECTION The Camden County Historical Society’s Museum reopens on May 15th with new exhibits, including an original Nipper Window and the unveiling of the Camden City History Mural. The public is invited to attend the free Grand Reopening and Open House. CAMDEN CITY N.J. (April 28, 2016)The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to the Grand Reopening of the Camden County Museum on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1-4pm. After a nearly three-year closure of the museum due to water damage, the Camden County Museum has been redesigned and will reopen with new exhibits and displays. One new special feature is an original RCA Victor "Nipper" Stained Glass Window. Also unveiled at this special event will be the Camden City History Mural by local artist Donna Backues, featuring significant aspects of our city's history. Please join CCHS for this grand reopening as we celebrate the past, the present, and... Read more →

Obamacare roadshow: Watchdog covers the cost of Gov. Kasich’s Medicaid expansion

By Andrew Collins Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s poll numbers may not be skyrocketing, but the cost of expanding Medicaid in his state certainly is. For Watchdog readers, neither of these things will come as a surprise. When Kasich announced his bid for the presidency last year, Watchdog’s coverage of his major policy decisions as governor of Ohio had already been nearly a year in the making. Since then, Kasich’s presidential campaign has brought his controversial decision to take advantage of President Obama’s unpopular 2010 healthcare law into the spotlight as Republican primary voters decide whether the Ohio governor’s policies align with their values. Kasich’s Obamacare expansion Watchdog reporter Jason Hart first took up the story in September 2014. Ohio’s Medicaid enrollment under the expansion had just topped 367,000, passing Kasich’s initial projection for enrollment levels at July 2015. In the year and a half since, the governor’s projections for his... Read more →

N.J. SIERRA CLUB NEWS:PSEG Gets Okay to Build New Nuclear Plant in South Jersey

press release PSEG Nuclear LLC has received a permit for a new nuclear reactor at their site on Artificial Island in Salem County. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board reviewed their application and issues them an Early Site Permit. This permit gives PSEG a 20-year window to pursue a construction and operating license for a 750 megawatts nuclear plant. “We believe this project is the wrong project, in the wrong place; it’s dangerous and it’s expensive. This proposed plant would actually undermine New Jersey’s ability to promote renewable energy. The Delaware Bayshore has seen not only the biggest impact from sea level rise and climate change, but flooding as well. To put a nuclear power plant on a filled part of the River is a disaster waiting to happen, especially since this is one of the most densely populated areas of the state. The flooding from Hurricane... Read more →

Middle Township Resident Arrested for Distribution of Heroin

press release Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce the arrest of Harold Perez-Heredia, (24) a resident of Middle Township for the distribution of heroin. This arrest was the result of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Middle Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit. Heredia was arrested on April 27, 2016, during the execution of a court authorized search warrant of his residence located at the Wildwood Park Motel, in the Burleigh section of Middle Township. As a result, distribution amounts of heroin, valued over $2,000.00, was seized as well as over $6,000.00 of U.S. Currency. Harold Perez-Heredia was charged with Distribution of Heroin, a crime of the third degree, and Possession of Heroin, a crime of the third degree. He was lodged... Read more →

Hartly Man arrested on Hunting Violations and on Multiple Weapons Charges

Evidence seized in the case included 13 firearms, a compound bow, two knives and assorted ammunition. Credit: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police photos. HARTLY (April 28, 2016) – Following a criminal investigation, a Hartly man was arrested April 25 by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police for multiple weapons and hunting violations, including possession of weapons by a person prohibited. Roy K. Bryant 3rd, 28, (photo) was charged with four felony counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and one count each of possession of ammunition by a person prohibited and harassing migratory waterfowl in connection with an April 16 nighttime incident involving firing a shotgun at a Canada goose on a pond in Hartly. In connection with a separate waterfowl-related incident in January, Bryant also was charged with one count each of no hunting license, no Delaware waterfowl stamp, no federal waterfowl stamp and no... Read more →

Kennedy Health Hosts FREE Community Presentation on Good Sleep May 5th

Voorhees, NJ – From insomnia to snoring, sleep problems can interfere with a person's health and well-being. Some people become so used to poor quality sleep that they are not aware of the negative impact it has on their family and/or work life. But it doesn't need to be this way! Join our panel of experts at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5th, at the Vogelson Branch of Camden County Library, 203 Laurel Road, Voorhees, NJ, to learn about sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep studies and the connection between sleep and appetite. Speakers at this special event include: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Sleep Medicine physician Dr. Amita Vasoya Certified Sleep Technician Scott Fagin Nutrition Education Specialist Stephanie Biggs, RD, LDN Registration is required. To register, visit or call 1-800-547-9007 and select Option #3. About Kennedy Health: Kennedy is a health services delivery system serving southern New Jersey. Kennedy meets... Read more →

Mexican Drug Cartels Help Terrorist Explore Targets in U.S.

Judicial Watch press release Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information provided by JW’s government source. Now Khabir trains thousands of men—mostly Syrians and Yemenis—to fight in an ISIS base situated in the Mexico-U.S. border region near Ciudad Juárez, the intelligence gathered by JW’s source reveals. Staking out U.S. targets is not difficult and Khabir actually brags... Read more →

Winslow Township Police Will Step Up Patrols During Cinco de Mayo

1901 poster for Cinco de Mayo: "May 5, 1862 and the siege of Puebla." (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WINSLOW TOWNSHIP APRIL 27, 2016--This year as Cinco de Mayo approaches Winslow Township Police will be aggressively patrolling Winslow Township for drunk drivers. If you plan on indulging in alcoholic beverages please have a sober driver. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that drunk-driving crash fatalities are a disturbing Cinco de Mayo trend. From 2010-2014, more than one-third (38%) of all traffic crash fatalities during the Cinco de Mayo holiday period (6 p.m. May 4 to 5:59 a.m. May 6), on average, were drunk-driving related. That’s higher than the national daily average for drunk-driving fatalities —31 percent. To address this concern, Winslow Township Police Department is joining with law enforcement and other partners across New Jersey and the nation to remind partygoers that drunk driving should never be part of... Read more →

College of Saint Elizabeth offers free education about Armenian Genocide

English: Armenian Genocide Memorial in Larnaca Ελληνικά: Μνημείο Αρμενικής Γενοκτονίας στη Λάρνακα (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Morristown, NJ – The College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education is offering a free program on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, titled, From the Armenian Genocide the Holocaust: Remembering for the Future. The program will be held in the Annunciation Center on the College’s campus from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online at Included in the program are two esteemed speakers and experts on the Armenian Genocide, Professor Michael Berenbaum from American Jewish University and Professor Richard Hovannisian from University of California at Los Angeles. A screening of the award-winning film about the Armenian Genocide, 1915 – The Movie, and a question and answer period with the writer/director Garin Hovannisian will follow. Authentic food, music, and poetry will be available. Teachers who register... Read more →

Norcross Votes to Strengthen U.S. National Security

press release April 28, 2016 Washington, DC, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today affirmed his commitment to U.S. national security during a House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill, which passed on a 60-2 vote out of committee, addresses both the critical needs of our military personnel, providing them the resources they need to keep our nation safe and combat terrorism wherever it lays and advancing defense issues vital to our region. “My first priority is to both protect our nation and our neighborhoods by supporting and the brave men and women who defend our freedoms. Our service members do more to keep us safe than we will ever know, and they must have the tools to do their job well,” said Rep. Norcross. Congressman Norcross focused his efforts on enhancing our strategic partnership with Israel, enhancing our cyber-security and addressing issues important to... Read more →


(CNBNewsnet)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. APRIL 28 2016— The Coast Guard rescued three men Thursday from their life raft approximately six miles east of Cape May, New Jersey. The Coast Guard received a request for assistance from the captain aboard the 42-foot boat Last Stand, reporting they were sinking following a collision with the 78-foot Tug Dean Reinauer. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May launched to assist. The RB-M crew arrived on scene and took the three boaters aboard from their life raft. "The crew of the fishing vessel Last Stand was extremely prepared and knowledgeable on their safety equipment and procedures,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class James Pappas, Station Cape May officer of the day. “Their readiness allowed them to abandon ship within 10 minutes of the collision, including scrambling into their survival suits and ultimately into their life raft. They saved their own lives." The... Read more →

College Softball : Columbia University 2, Rider University 1

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Despite two hits from junior Morgan Benedetti (Ewing), the Rider University softball team lost 2-1 at Columbia on Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference game. Trailing 2-0 in the top of the sixth inning, senior Dana Sensi (Allentown) hit her fourth home run of the season and 24th of her career, getting the Broncs to within 2-1. Sensi’s 178 career hits are tied for 10th all-time at Rider. “Our bats were not in it today,” said head coach Jaci Timko. “We took too many pitches and the ones we did swing at, we couldn’t find the holes in their defense.” Columbia led off the bottom of the first inning with a walk and a one out double down the right field line gave the Lions a 1-0 lead. The Lions made it 2-0 in the fourth inning with a leadoff home run down the left field line. Junior Megan... Read more →

College Baseball Saint Joseph’s University 5, Rider University 3

PHILADELPHIA, PA- In defense of their 2015 Title, the Rider Broncs lost to Saint Joseph’s in the Championship Game of the 2016 Liberty Bell Classic Wednesday night at Citizen’s Bank Park. “It was a good ball game,” said Rider head coachBarry Davis. “Hopefully we will benefit from this experience and maybe get back here next year.” Rider (13-25) junior Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert) hit a two run home run, his fourth home run of the season, to give Rider a 2-0 lead in the first inning. “Lee had a big home run to start the game,” Davis said. The stadium tracker estimated the home run at 350 feet. Saint Joseph’s (21-15) scored two runs in the second inning and two in the third to take a 4-2 lead. “We got eight hits, they got 10, but they picked up a few more with runners in scoring position,” Davis said.... Read more →

Bayonne pitcher and MLB Draft hopeful AJ Candelario Epic Debut

BAYONNE - As AJ Candelario walked out of the dugout and onto the field for the first time in 2016 on Saturday, the senior Bayonne pitcher jogged to the mound bursting with energy. But as he warmed up to make his 2016 debut against then No. 13 Clearview, the butterflies kicked in - something he wasn’t… Read more →

Ramona Ellis-Burn of Gloucester City, Former Ben Franklin Store Cashier

On April 25, 2016. Age 83. Of Gloucester City. Devoted wife of the late Joseph K. Ellis, Sr. and David Burn. Loving mother of Joann M. Lewis and Joseph K. Ellis, Jr., grandmother of 4, great grandmother of 5, sister of Robert Stankovitch, Carmen Welsh and Connie Williams. She was also predeceased by her daughters, Alice J. Ellis and Jacqueline E. Ellis and her brother, Raymond Stankovitch. Ramona worked for many years as a cashier with the Ben Franklin Store in Gloucester City. Memorial services will be celebrated on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:00 am at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Burial will be held privately following the services. Contributions in memory of Ramona to American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under... Read more →

Openings for DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s new summer youth academy

DOVER (April 28, 2016) – If you are a Delaware student aged 12 to 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police still has openings for a new summer youth academy that can take you inside both worlds for experiencing the roles and responsibilities of a Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officer. The week-long program will run from Monday thru Friday, July 18-22, and meet daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center, 1205 River Road, New Castle, DE 19720. The NRP Youth Academy is free of charge, and open to all Delaware youth aged 12 to 15, with lunch provided for all participants. The academy is limited this year to the first 20 qualified applicants, with priority given to those who have not already completed a hunter safety course or boating... Read more →

Obituary: Mr. Raymond C. Wood of Gloucester City

On April 21, 2016, a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, age 69 years. Loving brother of Edward Wood (Phyllis), Sandra Sellers (Ron), Lynda Ristine (Dave), Sherry Russell (Don), George Tobias (Marie) and the late Edwina and Frank Wood. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his son Nicholas Wood. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday April 26th, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon at the Funeral Home. Read more →


TRENTON-On Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m., the Department of Environmental Protection's State Forestry Services will join Parsippany-Troy Hills Township and the New Jersey Community Forestry Council to plant trees in observance of Arbor Day, and to recognize communities and people around the state for their dedication to New Jersey's trees. The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills was chosen to host New Jersey's Arbor Day event in honor of the community's 40th year as a Tree City USA. To commemorate Arbor Day, one eastern white pine tree and one American elm tree will be planted in Veterans Memorial Park to honor the community's Tree USA accomplishment and to celebrate forestry in New Jersey's rich forest heritage. The event will take place at Veterans Memorial Park at Route 46 East and Vail Road in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, in Morris County. Directions: From Interstate 287 southbound, take Route 287 south to exit 42... Read more →

Democrat Leaders Discuss Ouster of Assembly Speaker at Cherry Hill Fundraiser for Norcross

At a Cherry Hill fundraiser last Thursday, George Norcross, the Democratic power broker, sounded out Bergen County Democratic Party Chairman Lou Stellato on a politically sensitive gambit. According to Stellato, Norcross asked if he would support removing Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Secaucus, and replacing him with Valerie Vainieri Huttle, a Democrat from Englewood. To some Democrats, Prieto had become a problem because he has blocked a sweeping state takeover of Atlantic City that is backed by Norcross, Governor Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney. But Stellato says he demurred, and generally expressed misgivings about taking such a Draconian step. “We talked about the feasibility, the possibility of a thing happening, such as that and he was going to call me ... on Monday and never did,” Stellato said Tuesday. Norcross, an insurance executive who is widely considered the most influential Democratic Party operative in New Jersey, declined to discuss the... Read more →