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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 NJ.com 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Philadelphia Flyer Rick MacLeish Succumbs at the Age of 66

Press release Rick MacLeish, member of the Flyers Stanley Cup championship teams in 1974 and 1975, passed away on Monday at the age of 66. “With the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends,” said Flyers President, Paul Holmgren. “A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed... 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... 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... 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... 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,... Read more →

Maryland Police Nab Poachers

May 26, 2016 MARYLAND--A month-long investigation across two counties resulted in 16 deer and turkey poaching citations being issued to an Anne Arundel County man, and other enforcement actions from the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Charges were filed Wednesday against Joshua Michael Sarro, 28, of Glen Burnie, who is due in Dorchester District Court on... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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 [... 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... 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... Read more →

Another View: On Immigration

Author Frank J. Batavick CNBNewsnet I am the grandson of a one-time illegal alien. The Batavicks (née Batović) have been in the U.S. since 1910 when my grandfather and his brother jumped ship in Yonkers, New York and made their way to Philadelphia. Like many immigrants, they were escaping the poverty and endless wars in... Read more →

Local residents graduate from Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (05/24/2016)-- Local residents graduate from Clemson University at May 7, 2016, ceremonies. They are: Marissa Leigh Dinapoli of Berkeley Heights who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences . Kerri Joanne Lembo of Chester who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and... 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... Read more →

Widener University Nursing Students Participate in Traditional Nightingale Ceremony

CHESTER, PA (05/25/2016)-- On Thursday, May 19 Widener University nursing students participated in a Nightingale Ceremony, a traditional pinning ceremony for graduates, reflecting the values and traditions of the profession. The following students particpated in the ceremony: Shellby Albanese-Lloyd of Mays Landing, NJ MARY AZIZ of , NJ Alexandra Barclay of Williamstown, NJ April-Gail Basat... Read more →

Since Dec.2015 Bellmawr Has Hired 11 People

Author Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. MAY 28, 2016--Bellmawr Council approved a list of new hires at its May 26, 2016, Council meeting. Resolution #05:120-16 authorized the acceptance of new hires for the Borough of Bellmawr “as per attached.” Because the list was not attached to the agenda, SJO requested a copy... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


In Honor of Memorial Day Flags Distributed at New St. Mary's Cemetery by Bell Oaks Students

Author: Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. --To commemorate Memorial Day, approximately 2,000 flags were recently distributed at New St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bellmawr by Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School students and members of VFW 9563 and VFW 7410. Bellmawr Councilman Ray Bider, who is also the President of VFW 9563 Men’s Auxiliary,... Read more →

Bellmawr Board of Education Releases Info on Parking Problem and Pre-School Lottery

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. May 28, 2016--Bell Oaks Principal, Anthony Farinelli, said at Wednesday’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting that a lottery was recently administered for the 25 available slots for three-year-old students. Farinelli spoke on behalf of School Superintendent, Annette Castiglione, who was absent from the meeting. Farinelli noted that... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Local residents graduate from Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (05/24/2016)-- Local residents graduate from Clemson University in May 7, 2016, ceremonies. They are: Marissa Leigh Dinapoli of Berkeley Heights who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences . Kerri Joanne Lembo of Chester who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and... Read more →

CNB Business: Warner Realtors to Auction off 10 Properties, MOST Starting at $1,000!

(PR MediaRelease) When it comes to buying Real Estate, price is definitely a key factor. Warner Real Estate & Auction Co. is conducting an ONLINE ONLY Real Estate Auction consisting of 10 properties, 9 of which with starting bids of just One Thousand Dollars. This Sale includes 5 Single Family Residences, 3 Building Lots, a... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

CNB Spotlight on Students from Kutztown, Vermont and JMU Colleges

Kutztown University Announces Spring 2016 Dean's List KUTZTOWN, PA (05/26/2016)-- More than 1,650 students have been named to the Spring 2016 Dean's List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for Dean's List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. Haley Morgan Carbone... 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,... 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... 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... 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... Read more →