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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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:... 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:... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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 [email protected]. Bailey can be reached at [email protected]. If you have a newly purchased car seat and need assistance installing it or would like to... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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),... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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:... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


TRENTON-On Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Department of Environmental Protection will host the 12th annual New Jersey State History Fair at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan. The "Spirit of the Jerseys" Fair will give residents and visitors a chance to explore 400 years of life in the Garden State, featuring re-enactors from the French & Indian Wars, the Revolutionary War and Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. A 19th century baseball game will also be simulated. There will also be an exhibit focused on the death of President... Read more →

Rider Athletics Hall of Fame June 11, 2016

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—An NBA player, former professional soccer and baseball players, an All-American wrestler and the first women’s soccer player will be inducted into the Rider University Athletics Hall of Fame June 11. Jason Thompson ’08 of basketball, Jim McKeown ‘81 of soccer, Kevin Connolly ’75 of baseball, Don Fisch ’08 of wrestling and Sarah Artale ’03 of soccer make up the 2016 class. Thompson was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America, US Basketball Writers’ Association District II Player of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 3 selection, MAAC Player of... Read more →

Email Info Could Have Exposed Clinton Server in 2014

(Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of... Read more →

Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting the Dwarf Planet Makemake

Newswise — Peering to the outskirts of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet -- after Pluto -- in the Kuiper Belt. The moon -- provisionally designated S/2015 (136472) 1 and nicknamed MK 2 -- is more than 1,300 times fainter than Makemake. MK 2 was seen approximately 13,000 miles from the dwarf planet, and its diameter is estimated to be 100 miles across. Makemake is 870 miles wide. The dwarf planet, discovered in 2005, is named for a creation deity of the Rapa Nui people... Read more →

Susan Blair (nee Dorris), of West Deptford, Gloucester High School Alumnus Class of '79

Mrs. Susan Blair (nee Dorris), age 55 died on April 19, 2016, at her home in West Deptford where she lived since 1992. Sue was raised in Gloucester City and was a graduate of Gloucester High School in 1979. She worked for the County of Gloucester over 14 years as an Omni-Bus Driver. Sue was a member of the Gloucester County Board of Election and volunteered at the voting polls for many years. The most important thing to Sue was her family. She was a devoted wife and mother who always took care of everyone. She is survived by her... Read more →

George Soros Launches War on Clinton superdelegates

HIllary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, one of the dozens of far-left groups funded by George Soros and his Open Society Institute – and an organization that decided in January to back self-declared socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president – has gathered nearly 190,000 signatures for a petition that demands the Democratic Party pay attention to… Read more →

Kennedy University Hospitals Earn ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Spring 2016

Voorhees, NJ, April 27, 2016 – Kennedy University Hospital’s three acute care facilities – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township, NJ – have again each been honored with an ‘A’ grade in the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. An announcement this week by independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group – which administers the Hospital Safety Score – showed Kennedy as one of only 798 U.S. hospitals to receive an ‘A’ rating, ranking among the safest hospitals in the nation. Kennedy’s three hospitals were also... Read more →