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May 2016

HS BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Saint Augustine (8)Christian Bros (3); Hermits vs. Rams 0n Friday

Bill Chillari pitched a four-hitter through six innings and Jake Catalano had a two-run single in a fourth-inning rally as sixth-seeded St. Augustine, No. 16 in the Top 20, recorded an 8-3 victory over third-seeded and No. 9 Christian Brothers in the quarterfinal round of the South Jersey, Non-Public A tournament in Lincroft. St. Augustine… Read more →

HS Baseball Playoffs: The Rams get 11 strikeouts from Tyler Mondile, win 4-0 over Bishop Eustace

BROOKLAWN N.J. May 31, 2016--Tyler Mondile threw a shutout to lift the Rams to a 4-0 win over Bishop Eustace at Joe Barth field in seven innings. Mondile's 11 strikeouts were enough to push the Rams past Bishop Eustace. The Rams' pitcher gave up just five hits over seven shutout innings. The Rams' Evan Giordano was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the fourth inning. The game was never in doubt after the first, as the Rams scored two runs on a two-run double by Chris Turco. After posting one run in the second, the Rams again scored one in the third. In the second, the Rams scored on an RBI double by Giordano, scoring Alex Krug. "Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved." Any reuse or republication of this story must include the preceding attribution.... Read more →

Singing South African Firefighters Arrive in Edmonton to Help Fight Canadian Wildfires

The 300 firefighters will help Canada battle a huge wildfire that has been burning since the beginning of May. ~source Alberta Wildfire Related articles The Opportunity in Devastation: Is the Fort McMurray Fire A Model of Our Future? 10-20 cm of snow expected near Calgary, Banff REPORT: CANADA: Nearly $1 billion of oilsands production lost due to Fort McMurray, Alberta, fire, according to Conference Board of Canada estimates - Canadian Press - @AceFinanceNews U.S. and South African Firefighters Arrive to Combat Alberta Wildfire Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy Read more →

Robert Wilcox Arraigned in Fatal Shooting

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a Camden man has been arraigned in the fatal shooting that occurred May 8, 2016, in the city. Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr. ordered Robert Wilcox, 31, held on $1,500,000 cash or bond bail Tuesday afternoon in the death of 38-year-old Lance Jenkins of Camden. According to a probable cause statement issued by assistant prosecutor Peter Crawford, Wilcox is accused of fatally shooting Jenkins on the 1400 block of Bradley Ave. in Camden. Camden County Police responded to the area at approximately 3:08 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in reference to a ShotSpotter activation for a single gunshot. Officers located the victim lying on the sidewalk. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 3:22 a.m. All persons charged with crimes are... Read more →

Pope Francis Names Reverend Monsignor Edward M. Deliman Auxiliary Bishop

Bishop-elect Deliman currently serves as pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Bensalem PHILADELPHIA PA May 31, 2016--Early today, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Reverend Monsignor Edward M. Deliman as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Later, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. introduced Bishop-elect Deliman during a news conference at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. The role of an auxiliary bishop is to assist the diocesan bishop by sharing in his pastoral and administrative work and to act in his name. Like all bishops, auxiliaries are successors to the Apostles. Bishop-elect Deliman’s specific duties will be defined in the coming weeks and months. For the present, he will remain as pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Bensalem (Bucks County). Archbishop Chaput will ordain Bishop-elect Deliman to the episcopacy on August 18, 2016 in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the mother church... Read more →


English: Western Lowland Gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Cincinnati Zoo. [Photo/Agencies] The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough… Related articles Sally, the 34-year-old orangutan dies at Columbus Zoo 71 Arrested in Cleveland Protests Over Officer's Acquittal, Police Say Zoo working to breathe new life into wetlands Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent' Read more →

CNB Medical: After 15 Years Teen Discovers Unborn Twin Living in His Stomach

Discovering you have an unborn twin living inside of you sounds like the stuff of horror movies and nightmares. In fact, having a “parasitic twin” is the plot of Stephen King’s novel "The Dark Half" and an episode of "The X-Files." But for one teenage boy in Malaysia, this isn’t a part of a fictional plot,… Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland News: Hunters Take Record Number of Turkeys

English: Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo), female with juveniles, Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site, Jocelyn, Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters reported harvesting a total of 3,874 wild turkeys during the 2016 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons that ended on May 23. This year’s harvest is three percent higher than 2015 (3,767), and well above the ten year average of 3,131. “The high harvest can be attributed to a combination of factors, including growing turkey populations, excellent weather during the first week, and more Sunday hunting opportunities across the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. Garrett County reported the highest harvest this year with 387 turkeys, followed by Washington with 355. Rounding out the top five were Frederick (299), Dorchester (274), and Charles (265). Hunters in nine counties were able to hunt on Sundays this year,... Read more →

CNB Nov. 2011 ARCHIVES: The People Behind The Camden County Democrat Machine Are Feckless-

published Saturday, November 05, 2011 source for images Wikipedia Once again the entrenched and well funded ruling party in Gloucester Township have shown their arrogance and ignorance when it comes to good government and clean elections. This year's council election had the usual players from the Democrats and Republicans asking for citizens support and votes but one difference was an Independent candidate who was not to the best of our knowledge a spoiler or shill of some kind. Nine people running for 4 seats and control of the council for 4 years. A very important election to be sure. Things exploded yesterday when a glossy professionally produced mailer began showing up in voters mailboxes from of all candidates, the Independent. While mailers in an election year are not unusual the "Paid for by" on the mailer was of curious concern to many. Gloucester Township Citizens for Responsible Government paid thousands... Read more →

Chilling Video Shows Brooklyn Park Officer's Struggle for His Life | The Star Tribune

Via the Star Tribune: The video begins innocuously as a Brooklyn Park police officer responds to a complaint of noise coming from a parked car, then returns to his squad for a warrant check. Within minutes, it becomes indisputable footage of a cop’s fight for his life as he is repeatedly punched in the head, then placed in a chokehold. “[Expletive] kill you!” 25-year-old Lance Carr screams as he grabs for officer Sean Hyman’s gun. His voice hoarse with fear and exhaustion, Hyman, unable to reach his radio, screams for help at least 20 times. A bewildered dispatcher, unable to hear him, asks if he is “still good” and for a status update. Then Hyman’s gun goes off. CONTINUE RELATED BLUE LINE Read more →

Camden City Receives $4.4 Million to Transform Haddon Avenue

CAMDEN CITY N.J.(May 2016) - Haddon Avenue is being transformed from Vesper Boulevard to the Old White Horse Pike in Camden City. The $4.4 million project includes $1.1 million in Federal Highway funding provided to Camden City. These improvements and enhancements to the infrastructure will update and revitalize one of the oldest roadways in the county. “This stretch of Haddon Avenue is a key gateway to Camden, and leads to one of the city’s most venerable institutions, Lourdes Health System, and soon to be one of the newest additions, Camden Prep,” said Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “These improvements will not only transform the roadway to meet the needs of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians for years to come, they literally pave the way for future economic development.” Mayor Dana Redd talked about the ability to not only improve the roadway for today, but... Read more →

Former Margate Fireman Sentenced for Stealing $75,000 from FMBA Bank Accounts

MAYS LANDING – A former Margate firefighter was sentenced yesterday for taking funds over a 3-year period from Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) bank accounts, and making personal use of the money, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today. On March 10, 2015, after an 8-month investigation, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit Michael C. Palmer, 36, of Princeton Road, Somers Point, with Official Misconduct, and Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property—both crimes of the 2nd degree. The State alleged that Palmer, while employed by the City of Margate as a Lieutenant of the Fire Department, used his position as Secretary/Treasurer of the New Jersey Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Local 41 (Margate), to take more than $75,000 from FMBA Local 41 bank accounts between January 2011 and June 2014, and made personal use of the money. The Prosecutor’s Office was alerted to irregularities in... Read more →

Guest Commentary: Catholic College Leaders’ Excuses for Honoring Pro-Aborts

By Adam Cassandra If you’ve ever wondered why so many Catholic colleges think it’s okay to honor abortion advocates at their commencement ceremonies, a former Jesuit university president recently helped shed some light on the issue. The Jesuit publication America Magazine posted a three-part series on its website this month about scandalous commencement honors at Catholic colleges. In parts one and two of the series, Father Jim McDermott, S.J., of America spoke with me about concerns raised by The Cardinal Newman Society regarding former President Bill Clinton being chosen to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, Calif. The interviews also touch on the broader issue of the damage done to a college’s Catholic identity — and the potential spiritual harm done to students — when Catholic colleges choose to hold up individuals as worthy of praise and emulation who... Read more →

Husband And Wife Arrested And Charged With Ponzi Scheme In Relation To Hedge Fund Investments

In Foreign Currencies NEWARK, N.J. – The owners and operators of a purported hedge fund appeared in court May 27 on charges that they defrauded more than two dozen investors by making extraordinary guarantees about investment returns and then used the money for extravagant purchases and to pay off other victims, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Alcibiades Cifuentes, 33, and his wife, Jennifer Wee Cifuentes, 35, both of West New York, New Jersey, were arrested by U.S. Postal Inspectors and criminal investigators with the U.S. Attorney’s office and charged by complaint with commodities fraud and mail fraud. They are scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. According to the criminal complaint: Alicbiades and Jennifer Wee Cifuentes allegedly engaged in an investment fraud scheme from 2012 through March 2015. They fraudulently induced victims to invest in the foreign currency and commodity... Read more →

Gloucester County Receives $350,000 for Culvert Replacement and Repair in West Deptford

(West Deptford, NJ) -- Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced today that Gloucester County applied for and will receive a $350,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to replace and repair a culvert in West Deptford Township. The project will include replacing the existing culvert next to the railroad crossing on Ogden Station Road (County Route 648), and lining the existing culvert next to the overpass to the New Jersey Turnpike on Parkville Station Road (County Route 656). Director Damminger said, "Receipt of this funding is an example of our commitment to maintaining the County roadway system in a safe, cost effective, and environmentally responsible manner. The county applied for this grant to fix this culvert to avoid sinkholes and deterioration of the roadway." Simmons, Liaison to Public Works said, "These funds are provided through the Local Aid Infrastructure Fund program and help improve... Read more →

Judge Sentences Gang Members Who Shot Up Mothers Day Parade to Life Sentences

Shootings, drugs, gang violence. It’s in the news a lot these days…most every day, in some fashion. What isn’t seen every day, what doesn’t usually make breaking news is when justice is delivered and the shooters are taken off the streets. Three years ago, on a sunny afternoon in New Orleans, a Mother’s Day celebration turned violent when shots rang out leaving 20 people injured. A parade was underway in the 7th Ward in New Orleans. The gun play? It was all about control over turf, drugs, and the Frenchmen/Derbigny, also known as the FnD gang. On Tuesday, Travis Scott, aka “Trap,” aka “Slim,” Shawn Scott, aka “Shizzle,” Stanley Scott, aka “Stizzle,” and Akein Scott, aka “Keemy,” were sentenced in United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana for charges related to racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy, firearms conspiracy, and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.... Read more →


William E. Cleary | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ May 30, 2016--Ryan Durham, who lives in the vicinity The asphalt plant is located next to Proprietors Park (photo credit CNBNewsnet) of the Blueknight Energy site, King Street, and Jersey Avenues, contacted CNBNews recently about a strong odor of asphalt coming into the city from the Blueknight property. Durham said he has been complaining about the smell for three years. According to their website Blueknight Energy Partners provides midstream services for the crude oil, residual fuel oil, and asphalt cement industries. BKEP’s operations include: Crude oil transportation pipelines, gathering systems and a truck fleet to carry crude oil from producing fields to logistics hubs, and Liquid asphalt cement and residual fuel oil terminals and storage facilities. The Blueknight plant is just three blocks from 5th Street and Jersey Avenue where the new school is being built. The entrance to Blueknight is on... Read more →

Softball: Previewing 11-Cherokee at 2-Eastern, SJG4 semifinals, May 31

South Jersey, Group 4 Semifinals [BRACKET] Who: 11- Cherokee (15-10) at 2- Eastern (24-2) When: Tuesday, May 31, 4 p.m. Up Next: The winner of 1-Egg Harbor and 4-Rancocas Valley Previous meetings 4/20: Eastern 3, Cherokee 1 [RECAP] 5/2: Eastern 7, Cherokee 2 [RECAP] How they got here Cherokee - defeated 6-Toms River North [ RECAP],… Read more →

CNB Medical News: Another Teen Falls Victim to YouTube Fire Challenge (Unblieveable Video)

A familiar saying about playing with fire is sure to ring true for a severely burned 12-year-old boy living in Queens, NY, following his apparent attempt earlier this May to pull off a reckless social media challenge. As reported by the New York Post, the unidentified 12-year-old went into his bathroom at 8:30 p.m. on May… Read more →

State Baseball Playoffs Continue on Tuesday

• The state baseball playoffs continue Tuesday with sectional semifinals in the public school tournament and sectional quarterfinals in the Non-Public sections. Check out the complete playoff schedule/scoreboard. • Follow the state tournament with up-to-date brackets for every section. • Eastern won the Diamond Classic Sunday. Find out how the Vikings earned the title in the… Read more →

CNB Nov. 2011 ARCHIVES: UNCLE SAM! There Are other Cities in Camden County Besides Camden -

published Thursday, November 03, 2011 "Camden is not the only city in Camden county who needs support," Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund Dear Resident: Over the past several years the Gloucester city Police Department like other communities has had to deal with dwindling resources and the loss of manpower. One way to overcome these issues has been to apply for various grants to offset the costs for services to the taxpayers. We have been aggressively applying for several grants to help us maintain our manpower. We are currently down five officers from a total of thirty. Our calls for services have increased and as you can see our manpower has decreased approximately 17%. The officers have stepped up to the plate big time and have been patient and supportive in our endeavors to bring the staffing level back up. I could not be more proud of the men and... Read more →

Rail Jumpers Violate U.S. law

English: San Francisco Bay Area (from UC Berkley) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger who jumped overboard into San Francisco Bay from a tour boat May 7. The passenger allegedly jumped off the vessel after becoming distraught over an argument with her boyfriend. The vessel’s crew safely recovered the jumper, who was not injured. This is the second “rail jumping” incident in the Bay Area within a 12-month period. Jumping into the water from a passenger vessel, such as a tour boat or ferry, is not only dangerous for the person jumping, it endangers the lives of others as well. Commercial passenger vessel crews are responsible for the safety of all of the passengers aboard their vessels, and in this case, their attention was diverted away from the safe operation of the vessel when they were forced to retrieve the... Read more →

Democrat Congressional Candidate Alex Law Endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer

First, I must say that this would not have happened if not for the tireless work here at Law Campaign HQ by Alice, Matt, Matt, Max, and Avi. They are an unstoppable team that I would put up against anyone, anytime. Getting this endorsement is extremely special because the Inquirer is an independent news agency with unquestionable integrity. When they weighed the facts of this election and considered the two people running, they made the courageous decision to do the right thing. It is an incredible rarity that a major newspaper endorses a challenger to an incumbent in a primary, and I am overwhelmed with pride for this team that we have been able to yet again beat the odds. Here is the link, incase you want to share it with friends in the district! But, we must remember that the most important odds for us to beat come on... Read more →

Eastern Wins Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic Beating Gloucester Catholic 6-1

Matt Cosentino | For NJ Advance Media VOORHEES — The Eastern baseball team will not be a factor this week as sectional champions are crowned across South Jersey. The Vikings will settle for a pretty cool consolation prize. Sophomore pitcher Jesse Barbera, making just his third appearance of the season, tossed seven strong innings Sunday as… Read more →


published Tuesday, November 08, 2011 Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86-year-old woman woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times Dear Sir: I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years. You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank. My thankfulness springs from the manner in which... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Advances to Diamond Classic Semi-Finals; Szestowicki's Slide into Home Perfect

Matt Cosentino | For NJ Advance Media DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP – Sean Szestowicki knows that he’s only going to get one or two chances a game – at best – to make an impact for the Gloucester Catholic baseball team. He seized his lone opportunity on Saturday to help the Rams advance to the semifinals of the… Read more →

Richard Santiago Convicted of Murdering Woodbury Resident

WOODBURY, NJ MAY 24, 2016--Richard Santiago , age 64, was found guilty today of murder in the December 2012 fatal stabbing of 54-year-old Woodbury resident Ramona Johnstone, who had been a prosecution witness in Santiago’s trial for the stabbing death of a friend of Johnstone’s in 2004. A jury that deliberated about six hours found Santiago guilty of first –degree murder and third-degree hindering prosecution, alleging concealment or destruction of evidence. He was acquitted of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The murder weapon was not found. Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson revoked Santiago’s $1 million bail and set sentencing for 6/24. Santiago has been in jail in default of bail since his arrest. In summing up what she had presented over five days of trial, Senior Assistant Prosecutor Laurie Cimino, chief of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s grand jury section, told the jury revenge for his conviction... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Advances to Semi-Finals

CNB SPORTS DEPTFORD N.J. May 29, 2016--Saturday the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic Rams Eric Grafton (file photo) credit Bruce Darrow continued at Deptford High School with Gloucester Catholic facing St. Augustine Prep, a team they beat earlier in the season 4-3. Saturday’s contest was also a nail bitter with the Rams winning the game 2-1. Rams pitcher Eric Grafton gave up just five hits in six innings on Saturday. Gloucester Catholic has won 13 games in a row. They face Clearview in a semi-final 1 PM game on Sunday at Deptford High School. The final will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Eastern. GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC "Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved." Read more →

Obama's Memorial Day Message

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 — In issuing his Memorial Day proclamation yesterday, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to observe a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time on the May 30 holiday. Here is the text of the president’s proclamation: With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America's men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core -- stepping into harm's way to protect our people and to safeguard the ideals that have long sustained our democracy. Those who serve under the stars and stripes embody the highest form of citizenship, and on Memorial Day, we pay solemn tribute to those brave Americans who laid down their lives to defend our freedom. Since America's earliest days, proud patriots have forged a safer, more secure Nation, and though battlefields have changed and technology has evolved, the selflessness of our service members has remained... Read more →

Taxpayers for Common Sense Commentary: Memorializing Waste

May 27, 2016 Weekly Wastebasket Volume: XXI No. 21 The Memorial Day weekend stretches before us, with promises of hometown parades and weenie roasts. On Memorial Day we remember those who died in service to our country. Unfortunately, Washington has made a business out of paying lip service to those currently serving their country. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the United States Congress. Any attempt to rein in Pentagon spending is characterized as “not supporting the troops.” In an election year, there is no more damaging an accusation than that. Is it supporting the troops when the Pentagon wastes money on ineffective “recruiting” tools like the millions given to the NFL and other (tax exempt) professional sports leagues? Last year, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) released a reportblasting what they call “paid patriotism” - when sports leagues receive Pentagon funds then turn around and have... Read more →

Rams Pitcher Eric Grafton Looking Strong on the Mound; Gloucester Catholic 2 St. Augustine 1

DEPTFORD TWP. – Tyler Mondile gets most of the attention on the Gloucester Catholic pitching staff, and deservedly so. But the Rams’ No. 2 hurler isn’t too shabby himself. Senior Eric Grafton continued his stellar season with six strong innings in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over St. Augustine in the Diamond Classic quarterfinals. The lefty allowed one… Read more →


CAMDEN CITY N.J. May 27, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Camden man received a sentence of 12 years in state prison for fatally shooting a man in the city in 2012. Paul “PJ” Russell, 35, pleaded guilty on Monday (4/18/16) to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Joram R. Wise of Camden. Wise was found lying dead on the ground in the parking lot of the Crestbury Apartments in Camden at approximately 9:47 p.m. January 10, 2012. Russell will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. The sentence was imposed on Friday by Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley. Related articles Court clerk fired for using records to find underage girls Woman Pleads Guilty in Camden Stabbing Winslow Police Office Pleads Guilty to Shooting Patrol Car 6 years... Read more →

Mulch and the mob: N.J. recycling is dirty business, commission says

TRENTON-- Investigators said they tracked the trucks carrying dirt and construction debris from a development site in the Bronx to a Hurricane Sandy-damaged beach along the Raritan Bay in New Jersey. There, a middleman with ties to organized crime arranged to use the contaminated fill to replenish erosion at Cliffwood Beach in Old Bridge, violating local… Related articles Photos of the Week: Aug. 14-20, 2015 Stormy winter shrinks some NJ beaches, but shore towns ready RDK Architects, LLC Receives AIA-NJ Merit Award for 'Architecture for Fragrance' Design N.J. pets in need: May 23, 2016 N.J. pets in need: May 23, 2016 Seafood at gunpoint: Why one N.J. group raises oysters on a naval base Read more →

Father Caparas Named Principal of Saint Joseph's High School, Hammonton

Father Caparas addresses Gloucester Catholic students during a prayer service on May 19. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester Catholic students, staff, and faculty gathered to pray as Fr. Caparas announced he would be leaving Gloucester Catholic at the end of the year to serve as Principal at Saint Joseph’s High School in Hammonton, NJ. A prayer service, including a video tribute, was held in the GCHS gymnasium as students and faculty members congratulated Father Caparas, a beloved figure here GCHS since 2013. His new assignment becomes effective on July 1, 2016. "Mr. Colman and I want to thank Fr. Caparas for his selfless service to our students and the Gloucester Catholic community over the last three years," Principal Ed Beckett wrote in a letter to parents, students and alumni. "The impact he has had on the hundreds of students he served, as well as their families and the wider community, is incalculable."... Read more →

CNB Business News: Lehigh Valley steakhouse chef competing for LongHorn title

Easton resident Gordon Carver knows what it's like to grill a steak. A grill master at LongHorn Steakhouse in Lower Nazareth Township, Carver has been a chef at LongHorn for three years. This year, the 24-year-old competed in the inaugural Steak Master Series, a cooking competition for chefs who work for LongHorn Steakhouse. Carver won first… Read more →

During His Two Terms In Office Obama Added 20,642 New Regulations; Cost Over $100 Billion

James Gattuso / @Jamesgattuso / Diane Katz / @Dianeskatz / The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually. That’s a dollar for every star in the galaxy, or one for every second in 32 years. >>>Read the Full Heritage Foundation Report: Red Tape Rising 2016 The consequences of this rampant rulemaking are widespread: Restricted access to credit under the hundreds of rules unleashed by the Dodd–Frank financial regulation statute Fewer health care choices and higher medical costs from the Affordable Care Act Reduced Internet investment and innovation under the network neutrality rules dictated by the Federal Communications Commission These are just... Read more →


Vol. 2 No. 4 (May 29, 2016) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe GARFIELD Films Rebooting as a Fully CG Animated Franchise The Art Of Calvin And Hobbes Jake Tapper, Cartoonist, Fills In On 'Dilbert' CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Read more →

28-Year-Old Britton Knox Murdered in Camden City Saturday Afternoon on Browning Street

CAMDEN CITY N.J. May 28,2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city Saturday afternoon. Camden County Police responded at approximately 2:23 p.m. on Saturday to the 1300 block of Browning Street in Camden in reference to a ShotSpotter activation for multiple gunshots and 911 calls. Officers arrived and located the victim, Britton Knox, 28, of Camden, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 2:58 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Jim Brining at (856) 225-8439 or Camden County Police Detective Ted Desantis at (856) 757-7420. Information may also be emailed to Released Saturday, May 28, 2016 Read more →

Mrs. Stella Kenney, Head Housekeeper at the Thunderbird Inn, North Wildwood

Stella Theresa Kenney (nee Klinewski), 88, of North Wildwood, NJ passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Legacy Stella was a strong, protective, and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who lived solely for her family. Stella enjoyed the comforts of home, being surrounded by music, especially Patsy Cline and the Mummers. She also enjoyed an occasional highball to wind down her day. She dedicated many years as the head housekeeper for the Thunderbird Inn. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Family She is the beloved Wife of the late Joseph Francis Kenney; devoted mother of Stella and Jack Barnes of Deptford, Joseph and Noraliza of Brownsville, Texas, John and Roseann of Glenolden, PA, and Margaret-Ann and Chuck Raab of Westville; loving grandmother of 9; great grandmother of 6; dear sister of Lorraine McCurdy; as well as... Read more →

Statement on Gender-Neutral Staffing of Guard Forces at Guantanamo

Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. on Gender-Neutral Staffing of Guard Forces at JTF-GTMO Military commissions are part of our system of military justice. The Department of Defense, and we personally, are committed to fairness and transparency in military commission proceedings, and to the independence of the judges who oversee them. Our comments and those made by other senior officials regarding gender-neutral staffing of guard forces at Joint Task Force Guantanamo JTF-GTMO have given rise to a concern that the comments may have appeared to be intended to influence the proceedings. We continue to believe that our military has legitimate and strong interests in gender-neutral staffing, integration of women into all positions, and the prevention of gender discrimination. We also believe that protection of the freedom of religion, and the access to representation, are fundamental to... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES Nov. 2011: Video (s): $25 Million Spent on Cleanup of Flynn's Sports Complex

published Wednesday, November 02, 2011 CNBNews video: William E. Cleary Sr. {CNBNewsnet}GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. November 1, 2011--The William Flynn Veterans Sports Complex, Johnson Blvd. and Middlesex Sts. reopened on November 1 after being closed for two years so that the site could be cleared of radioactive thorium. The sports complex is part of the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund site in Camden County. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Congressmember Robert E. Andrews and Gloucester City Mayor William P. James at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Gloucester City to officially reopen the park and return it to the community. The use of radioactive thorium in the manufacture of gas lamps at the former Welsbach Company in Gloucester and the General Gas Mantle facility in Camden caused the contamination of numerous properties in both cities. The $25 million cleanup at the sports complex and the ongoing cleanup of the Superfund... Read more →

How people can secretly steal your property in New Jersey

Bishop Frank Garris Jr. knew something wasn't right when he tried to do a walk-through of the Newark church he had just closed on. He wanted to inspect the property, but the alarm at Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church wouldn't shut off - even after Garris entered the code to do so. Newark police arrived and so… Read more →

CNB Business: German supermarket making debut in U.S., pursuing N.J. locations

Cumberland County could be saying Willkommen to a new supermarket chain that originated in Germany and is breaking into the United States. Lidl established an American corporate headquarters in Virginia last June in an effort to expand onto the Eastern Seaboard. The company was taking submissions for potential properties from as north as New Jersey all… Related articles 82 years ago today, first U.S. drive-in theater opened in Camden City, N.J. N.J. voters give thumbs down to Menendez, have dimmer view of Booker: poll Vaping Enthusiasts Speak Out Against Potential Flavor Ban In New Jersey U.S. Army Officer Receives Terror Threats, Denied Concealed Carry Permit in New Jersey Election is a year away, yet 2017 governor's race is on RDK Architects, LLC Receives AIA-NJ Merit Award for 'Architecture for Fragrance' Design Read more →

Long Branch as the 32nd State Transit Village

Program promotes mixed-use development and Complete Streets accommodations near transit facilities (Trenton) – The Christie Administration today announced that Long Branch has been accepted for inclusion in the state’s Transit Village Initiative, which partners the cities with several state agencies to help implement mixed-use development and Complete Streets accommodations near transit facilities. With the designation, Long Branch, Monmouth County becomes the 32nd municipality to become a Transit Village statewide. Ten state agencies make up the Transit Village Task Force, which has been working with the towns since their efforts to earn the designation began. “A municipality can only be designated a Transit Village after performing important visioning and planning work that sets the stage for redevelopment to occur,” NJDOT Acting Commissioner Richard T. Hammer said. “I applaud Long Branch for its planning efforts and the proactive approaches in its exciting current and future developments. Long Branch can expect priority consideration... Read more →

Murder Suspect Arrested in Deptford

GLOUCESTER COUNTY NJ May 26, 2016-Ryan K. Williams age 38, of Paulsboro NJ, wanted on charges of attempted murder and robbery in connection with an incident that left a man with a gunshot wound in the chest, was arrested today in Deptford Township NJ. The Fugitive Investigation Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, working with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, effected the arrest without incident. Williams was not armed at the time. Williams is charged with attempted murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose. The charges stem from an incident in Paulsboro in which a man was shot in the chest and robbed of cash, cell phones and a watch. The victim remains hospitalized as a result of his injuries. Bail on the charges was set at $750,000. Williams is currently being evaluated at Inspira Hospital in... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: Honor of Biden ‘Crushed’ Student’s Hope for Notre Dame’s Catholic Identity

May 25, 2016, at 2:54 PM | By Adam Cassandra A recent University of Notre Dame graduate said that after four years of working to strengthen Notre Dame’s Catholic identity, her hope that the University would “reverse its course toward secularization” was “crushed” by the commencement honor of abortion advocate Vice President Joe Biden. Writing at Ethika Politika, Alexandra DeSanctis stated that she skipped her graduation ceremony this month over the scandal: I spent four years working, praying, and fostering the hope that Notre Dame would reverse its course toward secularization and instead embrace its Catholic identity in a meaningful way. That hope—shared by many students, alumni, and outside observers more dedicated than myself—was crushed, perhaps even deliberately, by [University of Notre Dame President] Fr. Jenkins’ decision to honor Biden, and, as much as I wanted to celebrate my graduation, seeing four years of work and prayers shot down before... Read more →

CNB Medical: Kennedy Health Unveils New $.17 Million IR Suite in Washington Township

A Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration for the new $1.7-million Interventional Radiology Suite at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, NJ, was held May 23rd. The 1,700-square-foot, state-of-the-art Siemens-equipped IR lab features integrated DynaCT Scan and 3-D laser-guided tracking, which offer improved imaging and post-processing capabilities, as well as less radiation exposure for patients. Interventional Radiology is a technology used for minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases in every organ system. Pictured at the Grand Opening event are, left to right: Assistant Nurse Manager Gina Cicalese; Sr. VP/Chief Physician Executive Dr. Carman Ciervo; Nurse Manager Mary Jo Cimino; Interventional Radiology Section Chief Dr. David Goldstein; President & CEO Joe Devine; Chairman of the Board of Directors Albert Smith and Dr. Robert Principato. Read more →

DELAWARE Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 16-22

Reminder for the week: Operating golf carts, ATVs and other unregistered vehicles on wildlife areas, boat ramps and other facilities is illegal DOVER (May 27, 2016) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between May 16-22 made 1,091 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 96 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 25 complaints and issued 37 citations. This week, with an expanded Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continuing to be deployed as a deterrent, no citations were issued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail. Officers responded to 25 complaints and issued 37 citations. This week, with an expanded Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continuing... Read more →

USCG Training Center Scheduled to Host 1st Sunset Parade of 2016

English: CAPE MAY, N.J. (Sept. 24, 2005) Coast Guard Company Commander FS1 Anthony Noel marches his company Delta 172 at Training Center Cape May, NJ. USCG photo by PAC Tom Sperduto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to host its first Sunset Parade of 2016 in honor of the Coast Guard's Enlisted Memorial Foundation during Memorial Day weekend at Training Center Cape May, Sunday, at 7:50 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests should plan on being seated by 7:30 p.m. Sunset Parades are exciting and fun for... Read more →