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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. 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


KILLING HARAMBE THE GORILLA TO SAVE 4-YEAR-OLD BOY SPARKS OUTRAGE

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... 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 by all who were fortunate to come and know him over the years. His happy and friendly demeanor was front and center everywhere Rick went. Today, our thoughts and prayers... 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... 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... 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... 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 Aug. 17 and Anne Arundel District Court on Aug. 19. The investigation began in Dorchester County in April, when a citizen called to say he saw a man shoot out... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


HARSH ASPHALT ODOR COMING FROM THE BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PLANT IN GLOUCESTER CITY

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,... 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 →


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 a homeland that considered them nothing more than cannon fodder. Nicholas and his brother George hailed from Croatia, a region of Yugoslavia and then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The... 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 Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences. Danielle Marie Mauro of Ho Ho Kus who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Language and International Health . Amanda Dianne Lee of... 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... 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 of Sewell, NJ RICHARD BERGER of West Berlin, NJ Gabriela Bren of Delran, NJ Charles Britton of Stratford, NJ Stephen Brown of Glassboro, NJ NOELLE CINQUINO of Stratford, NJ Emily... 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 of this list from Borough Clerk Chuck Sauter after the meeting and he provided it. The list of names was approved as “New Hire Listing for period range 12/11/2015 to... 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... 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... 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 →


MONDAY CEREMONIES LISTED:

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, said the flag distribution is an annual event conducted two weeks prior to Memorial Day. Each VFW works hand in hand to make sure every veteran has a flag placed... 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 pre-school registration was held March 1 through 15 and that every four years old was registered, leaving 25 open spaces for three-year-old registrants. Because 51 three-year-old students were registered, three... Read more →


CNB Archives 2011:DON'T PISS OFF AN OLD PERSON

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... 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 →