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April 2016

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 →


TREE PLANTINGS SCHEDULED IN PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS TOWNSHIP FOR ARBOR DAY

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 →


NJ News Commons: VERONA VOTING PLACE MOVED TO CONDO OVER MAYOR'S OBJECTIONS

Over objections of Verona's mayor, the Essex County elections board has decided to move the voting location for one of the town's districts to a private luxury townhouse building, MyVeronaNJ reports. The mayor calls the polling place change, which goes into effect with the June primary, "politically motivated," and argues that the condo not only lacks handicap parking spaces but has a steep grade that may make access difficult for some voters. DJ, DECRYING TICKETMASTER FEE, CREATES A WORKAROUND When DJ Rich Russo of the syndicated radio show “Anything Anything” discovered that Ticketmaster was marking up tickets for a July... Read more →


CNB RULES FOR COMMENTS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY (December 19, 2015)-In the nine years we have been in business we have posted 25,766 comments and have withheld 823 comments for one reason or another. Most of those that are not posted contain libelous or slanderous comments from people who give no facts to back up their statement (s). These same people don’t use their real name nor do they give a real email address. WE can be sued for statements that are unfounded. Just because you read a comment on a social media site or heard some... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL: Lyme Disease on My Mind

Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) engorged with a meal of blood.CDC/ Dr. Gary Alpert, Urban Pests, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) April 27, 2016 Juanita Constible In early 2012, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease after months of mysterious and painful symptoms. My doctor suggested I stay quiet about the diagnosis to avoid well-intentioned but misinformed advice. I did not stay quiet, and did indeed get unsolicited and sometimes awkward treatment suggestions. But I consider my Lyme story a public service announcement—especially since I wasreinfected less than two years later. I live in Virginia, where Lyme disease cases are on the rise.... Read more →


ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK TO HOST FIRST MAY DAY CELEBRATION ON SUNDAY, MAY 1

English: Campers at the Island Beach State Park, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FAMILY FUN DAY TO INCLUDE THREE SPORTING EVENTS FOR FRIENDS OF ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK FUNDRAISER (16/P27) TRENTON - Island Beach State Park will host the first May Day celebration, featuring a series of fun, athletic events, on Sunday, May 1, to benefit the non-profit volunteer group, Friends of Island Beach State Park, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Starting at 9 a.m., featured events will include a 5K Run/Walk, a volleyball tournament and an ocean paddleboard contest. DEP's State Park Service is allowing Friends of Island... Read more →


12TH ANNUAL NEW JERSEY HISTORY FAIR TO BE HELD AT MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

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 →


Over 6,000 New Jersey Fourth Graders Urge Their Peers to Stay Away From Drugs

in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Contest Over 6,000 fourth grade students from all across New Jersey want their peers to get a substance abuse prevention message- that there are better and fun things to do instead of doing drugs--- so they created original artwork to deliver that message. The students from fourth grade classrooms across New Jersey created artwork as part of a contest to deliver the most effective peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages in an initiative sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ). The theme of this year’s contest was “Fun Things to Do... 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 →


Kennedy Health Hosts ‘Body, Mind & Spirit’ Series beginning in May

Voorhees, NJ – Springtime presents the perfect opportunity to refresh your body, mind and spirit. Beginning in May, Kennedy Health is hosting a “Body, Mind & Sprit” Monday night wellness series aimed at helping participants make the most out of this beautiful time of year. All classes are held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center at Voorhees, 1099 White Horse Road, and moderated by Mind/Body/Spirit Consultant Jen Cooley Fleisher, BS. Pre-registration is required. Note: it is recommended, but not required, to sign up for the entire three-class series. Envisioning Your Dreams and Goals – May 4th What... 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 →


CNB Pet Tip of the Week: Announcements

by Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet On Saturday, May 14, Brother of the Wolf, LLC will be having its new Beginner Obedience program at 11 AM. There will be four sessions, each with a review of the previous session plus new challenges. Take one class or take them all. No contracts to sign. $20 per class, per dog. Enroll by calling 856.981.8957. We are located in historic Gloucester City, New Jersey, where great things are happening! Our Service Dog program is in full swing. Pictured is Miguel Montenegro, chapter captain of Love on a Leash, which certifies therapy dogs. Miguel is... Read more →


Pine Hill PD Will Participate in the DEA Operation Take Back New Jersey

DEA OPERATION TAKE BACK NEW JERSEY 2016 Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00am – 2:00pm Pine Hill Police Administration Building The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The event will be held at the Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue. The Department will be providing a safe and legal method for the residents of Pine Hill and surrounding jurisdictions to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication. Information will also be available for local drug addiction support services and Operation... 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 →


Center City Philadelphia : CCD Parks, May 2016 Events

Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. 1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook Park Features Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-6pm; Sa-Su: 11am-6pm Now with a full-service bar 5-9pm M-F and all day on the weekends. Plus, Happy Hour 5-7pm M-F! DilworthPark.org/rosa-blanca-cafe LOVE sculpture, northwest corner of the park. Take a picture, tag it #LOVEatDilworth! XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park. May Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. DilworthPark.org/events/ Get a free workout with Spring Training in Dilworth Park! On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this month, we're hosting a variety... 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 →


College Costs Pushed Beyond Families' Ability to Pay

Study Ranks All 50 States by College Affordability for Students and Families PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Policy choices by political and institutional leaders have made college less affordable in all 50 states, with real consequences for American families. A study published today by the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of… Read more →


George Soros Launches War on Clinton superdelegates

HIllary Clinton and Bernie Sanders MoveOn.org, 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 →


Philadelphia Man Arrested for 2003 Arson that Killed Five People Including Newborn Baby

PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia man with a "lengthy criminal history" has been arrested for murder in connection with a deadly fire police say he intentionally set 13 years ago. Philadelphia Police Capt. James Clark said Abdu Rivera, 32, started the blaze that killed five people, including a 3-month-old girl, at a home on Widener Street in… Read more →


Reward Offered for Information that Leads to the Arrest of Suspect who Killed Paulsboro Man

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paulsboro Police Department are jointly offering a $3,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault on a 36-year-old Paulsboro man that led to his death last month. The victim, John Scott, was assaulted outside his Pine Street home in the borough at about 4 a.m. on 3/29. A friend of the victim called 911 about the incident. Scott died of his injuries on 4/1 at Cooper Medical Center, Camden. An autopsy determined the cause of death was a head injury. Anyone... Read more →


WINSLOW POLICE ARREST TWO FOR POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN AND HEROIN

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP--Officer Matthew Regan #199 was conducting stationary radar patrol along Williamstown Road. A silver Land Rover passed Officer Regan at a high rate of speed. Officer Regan followed behind the vehicle which was being driven erratically, passing cars and swerving across the roadway. The officer continued to attempt to stop the vehicle which eventually stopped at the intersection of Taunton Road and Tansboro Road. Once stopped, Officer Regan began his investigation into the two passengers, driver James Thomas and passenger Jameel Johnson. Thomas was eventually placed under arrest for driving under the influence. Search incident to his arrest revealed... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY RESULTS

PRESS RELEASE Now that the dust has settled in the Southeast Pennsylvania congressional primaries, it is clear Democrats face an uphill challenge at winning in the state. It seems like just yesterday that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) had a target painted on Ryan Costello’s back and were gleefully talking about winning the open seat currently occupied by retiring Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. But as of today, the DCCC has no viable candidate in PA-06 and an extremely bruised candidate in PA-08, severely hampering any chance of winning either of these must-win seats if they are to make good on... Read more →


NRCC Chairman Greg Walden’s Statement On Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District Primary Results

WASHINGTON – National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden issued the following statement on the results of the Pennsylvania 8th District primary election: “Brian Fitzpatrick has spent his career supporting global counterterrorism efforts, battling political corruption and putting violent drug offenders behind bars. At a time when our country is facing threats both at home and abroad, it should be reassuring to the people of Pennsylvania’s 8th District that they have a candidate in Brian Fitzpatrick with real world experience. Brian Fitzpatrick will be a tremendous asset to our Republican conference and I have every confidence that he will be... Read more →


NRCC Chairman Greg Walden’s Statement On Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District

WASHINGTON – National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden issued the following statement regarding Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District: “Ryan Costello has spent his time in Congress working across the aisle to fight for our veterans, to bring accountability to the Philadelphia VA and to bring long-term solutions to our transportation and infrastructure needs. Ryan Costello is the perfect fit for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District and will continue fighting on behalf of his constituents. I have full confidence that Ryan Costello’s hard work will be rewarded this November when he is elected to a second term.” Read more →


CLAYTON POLICE & GLOUCESTER COUNTY SWAT ARREST 8 PEOPLE ON ILLICIT DRUG CHARGES

press release CLAYTON N.J. APRIL 27th, 2016--On April 22, 2016, the Clayton Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office concluded a joint two month long narcotics investigation. The detectives involved obtained individual search warrants for two residential dwellings. One target location was 32 N. Delsea Dr. Apartment C., Clayton, New Jersey and the other target was 20 A East Center Street Clayton, New Jersey. Gloucester County SWAT assisted with the execution of the search warrants. As a result of the search warrant execution 8 arrests were made, marijuana, heroin, Molly/MDMA, drug paraphernalia and US Currency was seized. See below... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: The Cycle of Grass

Slim Randles | AUTHOR CNBNewsnet Herb Collins was back out in the yard again Saturday. The noise made the neighbors go to the windows and peek out to see what was going on because yard work and noise and Herb have never gone together. Mystery solved. Herb has a new gas-powered lawn mower. Last Saturday was the final outing for his quiet electric lawn mower, as he once again ran over the cord and cut it. The cord finally had more patches than a quilting bee, and Herb had opted for a gas mower that didn’t require an umbilical link... Read more →


Armed Men Rob Sunoco Gas Station in Audubon

AUDUBON N.J. (April 27, 2016)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Audubon Police Department are seeking two men (photo above) who committed an armed robbery in Audubon last night. The robbers entered the Sunoco Gas Station on the unit block of South White Horse Pike around 10:39 p.m. on Tuesday (4/26/16). The two suspects entered through the front door, approached a worker inside and pointed a firearm at the victim while demanding money. The suspects fled on foot. The suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbers are described as white males approximately 5’8” to 6’0” in height with... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: THE 123RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT TWIN LIGHTS

NEW YORK – Coast Guard members from Station Sandy Hook, New Jersey participated in the 123rd anniversary for the Pledge of Allegiance being given at the Twin Lights Historic Landmark, Highland, New Jersey, April 25, 2016. Station Sandy Hook crewmembers were given the honor of presenting colors during the anniversary ceremony and the unveiling of the Twin Lights Museum’s newest exhibit entitled, “Seeing Stars: Every Flag tells a Story,” April 25th, 2016 marks the 123rd anniversary of the day when the Pledge of Allegiance was given at the Twin lights as the national oath of loyalty for the first time.... Read more →


Voorhees Officer Recovers Loaded Firearm And Drugs During A Motor Vehicle Stop

VOORHEES TWP. NJ APRIL 24, 2016--At approximately 1:11AM, Voorhees Police Sergeant Anthony Del Palazzo initiated a motor vehicle stop on County Highway Route 561 in the area of North Sunset Drive with a red Toyota sedan for motor vehicle violations. Subsequent Police investigation revealed the driver identified as Steven Jean-Louis (30) from the 100 block of Pennypacker Drive, Willingboro, NJ. Two passengers inside the vehicle were identified as Matthew Jean-Louis (24) from the 100 block of Pennypacker Drive, Willingboro, NJ and Tiasha Wallace (25) from the unit block of Winterberry Lane, Willingboro, NJ. During the course of the stop and... Read more →


CNB 2011 Archive: The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same! (Video)

Published Thursday, September 22, 2011 Welcome to the Gloucester County Political Machine. In our pilot episode we take a closer look at the Democrat & Republican Political Machines in Gloucester County, NJ submitted by Morris Imperioli http://www.youtube.com/GlouCo411 Related articles CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: Wake Up People; The Chatham Square 'Boon Doggle' (gloucestercitynews.net) CNBNEWS.NET Video 2 : Gloucester City NJ after the storm (gloucestercitynews.net) THIS JUST IN:Two Arrested after Attempt to Run Down Woodbury Officer -cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) MORIARTY BILL TO FUND OPEN SPACE PROJECTS SIGNED INTO LAW-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) New Sports Complex Coming to Gloucester County -cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Fond Memories of Growing... Read more →


Video of Redevelopment of Old National Vulcanized Fiber Mill Released

DOVER (April 22, 2016) – A new DNREC YouTube Channel video about the redevelopment of the old National Vulcanized Fiber mill in Yorklyn shows how far the remediation of the site has come – and how much remains before it becomes the centerpiece of a model public and private venture environmentally transformed and repurposed as commercial, residential and community space. In the video, DNREC Environmental Scientist John Cargill narrates a tour of the chemicals NVF released into the environment or left behind in mill processing equipment at a facility that made vulcanized paper product for more than 100 years before... Read more →


Having A Sibling With Autism Is A Challenge, But Rewarding

The month of April is set aside for addressing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a term used to describe a group of complex disorders in brain development. However, ASD doesn’t just affect the individual diagnosed as being “on the spectrum" — it touches their entire family. While these individuals themselves and their parents may have the aid… Read more →


15 N.J. football stars headed for the 2016 NFL Draft

Then and now: As the football world shifts its focus to the NFL Draft this week, dreams will be made and college football's top players can breath a sigh of relief. When all is said and done on Saturday night, 224 players will have their lives changed forever. SLIDESHOW: 15 N.J. football stars headed for the NFL Draft Who… Read more →


Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view.Self Made Picture of an Obese Teenager (Myself) (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, Front View. Feel Free to use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. – The alarming increase in U.S. childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a study led by a Duke Clinical Research Institute scientist. “Despite some other recent reports, we found no indication of a decline in obesity prevalence in the United States in any group of children aged 2 through 19,” said... Read more →


ZeroWater Expands Successful Filters for Flint Donation Program

April 2016 – Bensalem, PA – With almost $200,000 in filter donations to the community of Flint plus additional filters distributed to most schools in the city, ZeroWater is now expanding the Filters for Flint program in an effort to help out the growing list of communities with lead issues expanding beyond Flint. “We worked to help the residents of Flint because we felt an obligation but are now seeing this lead situation spread to other areas and feel we have the same obligation to help in whatever way we possibly can” states ZeroWater CEO, Doug Kellam. With the programs... Read more →


Former Mendham High School Teacher who had Sex with Student Loses Teaching License

MORRISTOWN -- A former Mendham High School teacher who admitted this past February to having sex with an 18-year-old student twice in 2014 officially lost her teaching license this month. Nicole McDonough, 33, of Mount Olive, pleaded guilty to a second-degree official misconduct charge and was admitted into the pre-trial intervention program on Feb. 16. As… Related articles Attorney: I don't think teacher had sex with student, and it wouldn't be a crime Attorney representing 2 teachers in student sex cases not discouraged by court ruling Former Oklahoma City middle school teacher pleads guilty to lewd acts with student Ex-Odessa... Read more →


Suicide Rate in the State of New Jersey Soars

A study released Friday shows that the suicide rate has risen sharply among virtually all age groups across the United States while also growing even faster in New Jersey in recent years. Citing data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Record of Woodland Park reported that New Jersey's suicide rate, which was… Read more →


CHUCKLES: THE BLOND AND REPLACEMENT WINDOWS!

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive double-pane energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them. He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them. Helllooooo? Just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid. So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told me last year, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves! Helllooooo? It's been a year, I told him. There was only silence at... Read more →


Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Contest

Over 6,000 New Jersey Fourth Graders Urge Their Peers to Stay Away From Drugs in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Contest Over 6,000 fourth grade students from all across New Jersey want their peers to get a substance abuse prevention message- that there are better and fun things to do instead of doing drugs--- so they created original artwork to deliver that message. The students from fourth grade classrooms across New Jersey created artwork as part of a contest to deliver the most effective peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages in an initiative sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free... Read more →


Obituary: Johanna M. Leyrer, of Mt. Laurel

Johanna M. Leyrer “Sweetie” On April 23, 2016. Age 83. (nee Lyons). Of Mt. Laurel. Formerly of Germantown section of Philadelphia. Loving wife of 61 years to Richard “Mickey” Leyrer. Loving mother of Diane Seidman (Mitch), Richard Leyrer (Eileen), Robert Leyrer (Ximena) and Raymond Leyrer (Colleen). Cherished grandmother of David, Jason, Dana, Jonathan, Robert, Nicole, Cory, Erin and Brendan and great grandmother of Samuel. Also survived by her nephew, Leo. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday morning, April 30, 2016 from 9 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral... Read more →


Cherry Hill Man Arrested for Bank Robberies

CHERRY HILL April 26, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan reported a man was arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Cherry Hill on Monday (4/25/2016) as well as bank robberies in Voorhees and in Marlton earlier this month. The suspect, Vincent Veneziana, 29, of Cherry Hill, is charged with second-degree robbery and third-degree resisting arrest for allegedly robbing the Wells Fargo Bank located at 488 Evesham Road in Cherry Hill. He also faces drug charges. Veneziana is accused of robbing the Wells Fargo Bank and is also accused of robbing the... Read more →


Obituary: Mrs. Georgina Dickson of Voorhees

On April 17, 2016, (nee Maybin) of Voorhees Twp., formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, age 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Dickson, loving mother of Samuel Cree of Ireland, Brian Dickson of Mt. Ephraim and the late James Cree. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren Billy, Patrick and Kelly. Georgina was a member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 Ladies Auxiliary. Her funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at (www.etheringtonfh.com). Read more →


OBITUARY: Mrs. Ann V. Davis of West Deptford

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, (nee Chew) of W. Deptford, NJ, passed away at the age of 80. She is the beloved wife of Harry J. Davis, loving mother of Thomas Davis of W. Deptford and the late Harry Jr., dear sister of Samuel Chew (the late Joan) of Gloucester, James Chew (Shirley) of Bridgeton, Robert Chew (the late Fayette) of W. Deptford, Barbara Yates (Ronald) of Gloucester, Kathleen Pyle (Thomas) of Williamstown and the late Dennis Chew and Carol Chew Raube. She is the loving grandmother of Jamie and Brittani, great grandmother of Mariah and Valentino and is also... Read more →


$7500 REWARD OFFERED FOR INFO LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF KILLER

SWEDESBORO N.J.-The Greater Swedesboro Business Association has offered to increase the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of 61-year-old Sylvester Combs Jr. The association is offering to match individual reward donations up to $1,250. The funds will add to $2,500 rewards that the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Swedesboro governing body have each authorized for information that results in the apprehension and successful prosecution of whoever fatally injured Combs. With the GSBA offer, the total reward could grow to $7.500. Checks made out to the GSBA Sylvester... Read more →


State Democrats Plan to Block Gov. Christie's Move That Makes It Easier to Get Gun Permits

TRENTON -- Top Democratic leaders in the state Legislature said Monday they are acting to block Gov. Chris Christie's effort to issue gun permits to anyone in New Jersey who can prove a "serious threat" against their life, saying the move oversteps state gun control laws. Speaking at the Statehouse, state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg… Related articles Democrats say overhauling election law is 'the right thing' Will all N.J. workers get paid sick leave? Union Leaders, Democratic Lawmakers Address Verizon Strikers At State House Rally Tom Kean Jr. shows up to Port Authority board meeting for first time |... Read more →


HS Baseball: 10 Must-See Games April 26-30

Related: RAMS BASEBALL SCHEDULE Gloucester Catholic HS Brooklawn Rams Alumni In the following article, NJ.com has highlighted the 10 must-see high school baseball games being played between April 26 and April 30. The one game in the immediate area that fans will be flocking to is the matchup between No. 1 Steinert at No. 2 Gloucester Catholic, 4 PM Friday at the Joe Barth Field, Brooklawn. Two of the top pitchers in the state, GCHS Tyler Mondile (27 strikeouts) and Steinert's Kyle Mueller (33 strikeouts) are expected to be on the mound that day. SLIDESHOW: MUST-SEE GAMES FOR THIS WEEK... Read more →