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May 2016

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... 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... 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... 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 Spotlight on Grove City College Graduates from NJ

GROVE CITY, PA (05/25/2016)-- The following local residents were among the 595 students who received degrees during Commencement exercises at Grove City College on May 14, 2016. Delivering this year's Commencement address was Dr. Ben Carson, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and former 2016 Republican presidential candidate. The Class of 2016 was the second largest class in Grove City College history, coming in just shy of the 596-member Class of 2010. In recent years, the Grove City College's four-year graduation rate has climbed to 78 percent, while its six-year graduation rate has reached 85 percent. The average graduation rate in the U.S. is 59 percent. The Class of 2016 was the second largest class in Grove City College history, coming in just shy of the 596-member Class... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING N.J.- Great Trout Fishing Continues After Stocking Concludes

WINTER STEELHEAD TROUT FISHING ON THE SKAGIT RIVER. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) May 27, 2016 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding the public that although today, Friday, May 27, marks the end of spring season trout stocking, it's just the beginning of fabulous late spring and early summer trout fishing. Most trout anglers miss out on some of the best trout fishing of the year by not fishing after stocking ends. Many trout waters actually have more fish in them now than when the season started. How can that be? Every week more trout have been added to stocked waters but fewer are taken out; angler survey data shows that 70% of New Jersey trout anglers release most, if not all, of the... Read more →


CNB Pet Tip of the Week: Making the Most of Summer

by Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet Ah, summer; a time of non-stop activities, cook-outs, and swimming. But, what about Fido? Your dog can join in almost any activity if you carefully include him. While he may not be able to jump into a public pool you can get him a little wading pool to keep him occupied. Throw a few toys in and watch him play! Some public beaches will allow dogs but check to make sure your favorite beach is one of them. And always use a life vest no matter how well you think Fido can swim. There are many pet-friendly hotels at the shore. Call ahead to find out which ones will allow a 4-legged guest and be prepared to pay a slightly... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →


Cadet Julian Ford of Clementon Honored with Scottish Rite Award

English: Statue of Saint Joseph at Saint Joseph's University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/26/2016)-- The Air Force ROTC Detachment 750, hosted at Saint Joseph's University, celebrated its annual commissioning and awards ceremony on Friday, May, 20. Second lieutenants Andrew Cheatle '16 and Donald Engwall '16 were commissioned at the event and awards were presented to several ROTC students. Cadet Julian Ford of Clemeton, New Jersey (08021), Saint Joseph's University class of 2018, was honored with the Scottish Rite Award; American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award. One of 145 detachments across the country that directly commissions cadets to active duty, det. 750 offers the opportunity to students at 24 total universities in the greater Philadelphia area to pursue an exciting career as an U.S. Air Force... Read more →


Raucous Meeting of Pension-System Managers Ends in Cliffhanger

It was supposed to be another staid meeting of the board that oversees New Jersey's $71 billion public-employee pension system. It ended with a dramatic deadlocked vote on a key policy issue -- how heavily pension assets should be invested in hedge funds -- and an equally dramatic threat from one veteran board member to immediately… Related articles Pension Reform: Local School Districts Will Be Paying More For School Employees Health Benefit N.J. pension fund heads to investigate investment fees and bonuses to private companies 100 days to Rio: Meet New Jersey's 2016 Olympic hopefuls Complete HS softball tournament preview package on playoff Opening Day Read more →


University of New Hampshire Announces May 2016 Graduates

DURHAM, NH (05/26/2016)-- The following students graduated from the University of New Hampshire during the commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Durham, N.H. Students who received the honor of Summa Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.7-4.0; students who received the honor of Magna Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.50-3.69; and students who received the honor of Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.2-3.49. Gregory Sikora of Haddonfield earned a BA in Earth Sciences Molly McGovern of Haddonfield earned a BS in Envirn Conservation Studies Kyle Smith of Lumberton earned a BS in BusAdm:Accounting Harrison Quast of Mullica Hill earned a BS in BusAdm:Entrepreneurial Studies Magna Cum Laude Megan McCafferty of Mullica Hill earned a BS in Wildlife&Conservation Biology... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: Do You Consider Social Security/Medicare An Entitlement?-

author unknown Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you'd have $892,919.98. Image via Wikipedia If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an... Read more →


Hudson County Teens Wins Partnership for a Drug-Free Statewide Drug Prevention Music Competition

New Brunswick, NJ – New Jersey has a new ambassador to shout down drugs. Juan Ferreira, Alexia Velazquez, and Ayman Abdalla of the trio AJAni were awarded first place for their original song “Death Train”, in the 12th Annual Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Shout Down Drugs (PDFNJ) Prevention Concert. The statewide champions are students at County Prep High School in Jersey City. Second place was given to Michelle Greco, a student at Wall High School in Monmouth County with her song “Stand Away” and Ricky Persaud Jr. of Shepard Prep High School in Morristown who was also the online vote finalist this year, took third place honors for his song “Don’t Do It.” The finalists were evaluated by the prevention message in the... Read more →


Bellmawr Laundromat and Johnnies Liquor Store Used for Illegal Drug Sales; Several Arrested

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh announced multiple people have been arrested in connection with two drug trafficking networks accused of distributing heroin, cocaine and other drugs. During the months-long investigation at two Bellmawr locations, detectives seized approximately 74 bags of heroin, 25 bags of crack cocaine, four suboxone sublingual strips, less than an ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two digital scales, 245 oxycodone pills and 12 tramadol pills as well as approximately $56,000 cash. An investigation by the Camden County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Unit and Bellmawr Police focusing on drug activity at the Bellmawr Laundromat on 831 Browning Road and Johnnies Liquor Store on 834 West Browning Road led to the multi-agency probe. Dominique Green, 27, of Bellmawr,... Read more →


HS BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Palmyra 0 Pitman 5

NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, South Jersey, Group 1 Billy Cavender tossed a five-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and four walks to lead fourth-seeded Pitman in a 5-0 win over fifth-seeded Palmyra in the South Jersey, Group 1 quarterfinals in Pitman. Alex Garafolo paced the Pitman offense with a pair of RBI. Brandon Foley doubled with one RBI and one run, while teammate Cameron Rivera… Read more →


Obituary | Catherine M. Benckert of Bellmawr

Catherine M. Benckert (nee White), on May 22, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 92. Beloved wife of the late John D. Benckert, Sr. Devoted mother of John D. Benckert Jr. (Theresa), Ginger Benckert-Downs (Tom), and Patti McAlexander (Rick). Loving Mom Mom of Denise, John III, Colleen, Ed, Nancy, John, Erin, Laura, Rick, and Tara; great Mom Mom of Victoria, Jeffrey, Kristopher, Michaela, Chase, Matthew, Harry Jr., Arianna, Anneliese, Nathaniel, John Jr., Danny, and Ruby; and great great grandmother of Viana and Vincent. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm Wednesday evening and from 8:15am to 9:15am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Thursday at St. Joachim Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr.... Read more →


Obituary | Kenneth M. Lynch, Jr. of Southampton formerly of Bellmawr

Kenneth M. Lynch, Jr., on May 23, 2016, of Southampton, PA, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 53. Beloved husband of Maureen (nee Runyen). Devoted father of Maura. Dear brother of Bernadette Lynch-Maskery. Uncle of Adan, Aaron (Lauren) and Alek and great uncle of Alyssa, Victoria, Abigail, and Michael. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ken was a very loving father and husband. There will be a viewing from 8:45 to 9:45am Thursday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 10am in church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Ken’s memory to Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005. Related articles Vince Patrone... Read more →


Obituary | Victoria A. Bauer-Finnegan of Bellmawr

Victoria Bauer-Finnegan (nee Larwa) was called home on May 23, 2016 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Jim Finnegan. Devoted mother of Jake Bauer (Karen Thompson), Matthew Bauer (Gwen), Tommy Bauer (Casey Jackson), Colleen Finnegan (Dave DePalma), Jamie Dempsey (Mark), and Jimmy Finnegan (Tamara Bigwood). Loving “Mom Mom” of eleven beautiful grandchildren. Dear sister of Peter Larwa (Betsy), Steve Larwa (Eileen), Jimmy Larwa (Rene), Janice Shuda (Stephen), Joey Larwa, and John “Jay” Larwa (Ida). Vicki grew up in Camden, NJ and enjoyed spending summers in Ocean Gate, NJ with her siblings. Vicki was a teacher’s aide at LARC School in Bellmawr, NJ for over 25 years. Her sweet, compassionate manner made her a natural caregiver. The students and Vicki’s coworkers were a second family... Read more →


Obituary | Ronald J. Scandle of Deptford

Ronald J. Scandle, on May 25, 2016, of Deptford; formerly of Pottstown. Age 64. Beloved husband of Janina (nee Wojcik). Loving father of Dawn Wilson and loving stepfather of Greg Wojcik. Dear grandfather of 6. Devoted brother of David Scandle. Also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 9:30am to 11am Friday at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Agnes RC Church, 701 Little Gloucester Rds., Blackwood. Memorial Mass 11am at the Church. Inurnment St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Chews Landing In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronald’s memory to American Diabetic Association, 1160 US 22 #103, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Related articles Rowan being sued over lack of wheelchair-friendly conditions 13 North East riverside pubs: Our guide to enjoying a... Read more →


MAN CHARGED IN CAMDEN HOMICIDE

CAMDEN CITY NJ May 26, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Camden man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting in the city last week. Lehjye Waring, 24, was charged with first-degree murder of 24-year-old James Rhodes of East Orange, N.J. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday before Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr. in courtroom 36 at the Camden County Hall of Justice. Waring is accused of killing Rhodes around 9:20 p.m. on Friday (5/20/16). Camden County Police responded to the 2800 block of North Constitution Road in Camden in reference to a ShotSpotter activation. Officers found the shooting victim lying in the alleyway located... Read more →


Rider Presents Team Awards

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The Rider University baseball team presented its individual awards recently. Junior Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert) was named the team Most Valuable Player, sophomore Nick Margevicius (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Ignatius) was named the Most Valuable Pitcher and junior Tyler Kaiser(Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) was named the Most Improved Player. Lipinski played in 47 games, starting 44, and led the team in RBI (27) and home runs (five) and was second in walks (21). Lipinski started 39 games behind the plate and threw out 19 runners attempting to steal. Margevicius earned Second Team All-MAAC honors this season. The left-hander owned a team-best 2.57 earned run average which ranked second best in the MAAC. He also led Rider in victories (four) and strikeouts (67 in 77 innings). His... Read more →


CNB Archives November 2011:DOWN WITH TYRANNY! DOWN WITH 'KING' GEORGE NORCROSS

published Sunday, November 06, 2011 CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNEWS.NET “The time has come, ladies and gentlemen, to stand up to ‘theMachine’ of a select group of people, who have controlled your lives for far too long. The time has come to ‘hold the high ground’ and stop the decline, to ‘fight the good fight’ and to give Gloucester City government back to the people. This town belongs to each and every one of us, and this year, each and every vote can and will make a difference, in both the up and coming election and the future of our community.” Democratic Mayor candidate William James, October 2006 For those out of the loop, George Norcross, is the South Jersey Democratic... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: ONTO THE NEXT CRISIS ... TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND

With the months-long contention over Atlantic City resolved (pending Gov. Christie's signature), we can now move onto the next financial calamity in the queue: the state's near-broke Transportation Trust Fund. NJ Spotlight writes today about the various plans being discussed, including raising the state's 10.5-cent gasoline tax, which is the second lowest in the nation. Legislators will have to tackle the TTF, along with the state budget, when they return from the long weekend. Both have a deadline of June 30. OH, SO THAT'S WHAT CHRISTIE'S LEGACY WILL BE ABOUT For those of us who thought Christie was really working on becoming president, or maybe vice president or attorney general, here's some news. It's really the state's charter school system he wants as his legacy.... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Student to Partake in Forensics League's Grand Nationals in Sacramento

Patrick "Patch" Glennan receives best wishes from Gloucester Catholic Principal Ed Beckett prior to his journey to the National Catholic Forensics League's Grand Nationals in Sacramento, CA. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-- Patrick "Patch" Glennan will travel to the National Catholic Forensics League's Grand Nationals in Sacramento, California this weekend. He will represent both Gloucester Catholic and the Diocese of Camden at the meet. Glennan won first place in the Diocese in the Extemporaneous category. For the Extemporary category, students select unknown three questions from a group of questions in a specific category (such as Foreign Leaders or Science/Technology). Of those three questions, Glennan will select one that he feels confident to speak on. He will then have 30 minutes to research magazines or information that he... Read more →


Bellmawr's Pennant liquor license moves to Bellmawr Landfill project (42Freeway)

42Freeway Mark Matthews Back in November 2015, the Bellmawr Landfill redevelopers took ownership of the Pennant Rock Club’s liquor license. I see two big takeaways from this: Landfill: Despite many who think nothing is coming to the landfill, this purchase further confirms that the developers are intent on building something… and something more than just warehouses. South Jersey Observer has had several recent updates on the project, including road widening and plans that indicate the developer still has plans for a large multi-use development. Pennant: The deteriorating Pennant Nightclub property will probably never reopen as a bar venue, as the only other available Bellmawr license is attached to the old Coral Reef property. For additional details, and information on the landfill and Pennant properties, head... Read more →


How to Combat the Increasing Murder Rate in the City of Camden

20 and counting: CAMDEN -- The city was only a week into the new year when gun violence claimed 2016's first murder victim -- a 13-year-old shot who was shot in the back by a fellow teen. In the five months that followed, another 20 names would join the growing list of homicides detailed on the county prosecutor's website:… Related articles Camden seeing sharp rise in killings, violent crime Why Is the Murder Rate Increasing? Up the Down Staircase 4 street gang members convicted on drug, weapons charges, feds say Man arrested in same-day murders in Camden, say authorities America's Gun Violence and the Second Amendment Nock Arrested, Wanted for Two Camden Murders Newark murder spike threatens to overshadow Christie's 2016 Camden success story Chelsea... Read more →


Video Promoting the Community of Brooklawn

aka "God's Little Acre"

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BROOKLAWN NEW JERSEY—A promotional video spotlighting the community of Brooklawn has been created by three employees of the Brooklawn School District. The 11-minute video was the brainchild of School Superintendent John Kellmayer. When asked the reason behind the film Kellmayer said, “I wanted to try to encourage people who are in the housing market to consider the Borough of Brooklawn. I wrote the script and selected the scenes and the music.” Kellmayer continued, “The spokesperson is Maria Frey, a middle school teacher in Brooklawn. The film was produced and edited by John Boggi, a special ed teacher in Brooklawn. The entire project took about three weeks, working one to two days a week during the workday. John Boggi did... Read more →


‘Abandoned’ fawns: What you should know – and should not do if you ‘find’ them

A Northern white-tailed deer fawn in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER (May 26, 2016) – Fawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with most fawns born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year at about this time, well-meaning wildlife watchers call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife offices about “abandoned” fawns, thinking that doing the right thing means “saving” these newborns by bringing them home or to a wildlife rehabilitator. Actually, that’s the wrong thing to do, according to Division of Fish & Wildlife program manager and biologist Joe Rogerson: “People who remove fawns from the wild may not realize some wildlife facts,” he said. “First and foremost, the fawn hasn’t been ‘abandoned’ at all.”... Read more →


Mafia Involved in NJ's Trash Industry

TRENTON -- New Jersey's recycling industry remains tainted by organized crime elements making big money by illegally dumping contaminated material near waterways and homes, state investigators claim. The State Commission on Investigation is now probing how sections of the waste disposal profession "have been subverted into an underground economy that profits from the improper disposal of… Related articles N.J. man arrested after selling $35K worth of cocaine, cops say 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 Shop-Rite to Anchor Retail Component at The Oaks at Glenwood in Old Bridge, NJ Read more →


Coastal Carolina University announces Dean's List for Spring 2016

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) CONWAY 28528, SC (05/24/2016)-- Approximately 1,940 students have made the Spring Semester 2016 Dean's List for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time. Those who made the Dean's list are: Lauren Angello, a junior majoring in biology, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ (08234) Chelsea Barnett, a junior majoring in public health, of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) Evan Broderick, a senior majoring in sociology, of Tabernacle, NJ (08088) Laquay Brown, a junior majoring in management, of Mays Landing, NJ (08330)... Read more →


Prison Worker Allegedly Traded Cigarettes for Sex at Women's Prison

UNION TWP. -- An Alpha man who worked in the kitchen at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women is facing sexual assault charges. Joel Herscap, 54, of Alpha, was arrested following an investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office's Special Victims Unit, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and Chief of Detectives John J.… Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 4

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to host Tournament marks the start of National Fishing & Boating Week June 4-12; entry forms online DOVER (May 26, 2016) – As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4 at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear. The tournament is open to youths ages 4 through 15. An adult must accompany youths under age 12 and contestants must bring their own fishing equipment. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. in three age groups:... Read more →


TCNJ baseball lands six on All-Region teams

Ewing, NJ … The American Baseball Coaches Association released its 2016 NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic All-Region teams and The College of New Jersey had six players earn regional honors. Seniors Patrick Roberts (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough), Garen Turner (Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley), and Steven Volpe (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional) were all named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team. Senior John Rizzi (Long Hill, NJ/Watchung Hills) and sophomore Joe Cirillo (Fairfield, NJ/DePaul Catholic) were selected for the All-Region Second Team. Rounding out the six Lions was sophomore Zachary Shindler (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh), who received All-Region Third Team honors. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee. ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated... Read more →


Norcross endorsed by Alliance for Retired Americans

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Today, the Alliance for Retired Americans announced their endorsement of Donald Norcross for Congress. "The Alliance for Retired Americans is proud to announce their endorsement of Donald Norcross for Congress in New Jerseys First Congressional District, citing his strong commitment to improving the quality of life for older Americans. His leadership on issues such as preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization and benefit cuts ensures these programs will be around for current and future generations," said Executive Director Rich Fiesta. The Alliance for Retired Americans represents more than 4.3 million retirees, older Americans, and community activists, including more than 134,000 members in New Jersey. "Last year, during his first term in Congress, he received a score of 100%... Read more →


$2M Seized in High-Stakes N.J. gambling ring

HACKENSACK - Forty-six people in three states have been arrested and $2 million cash seized in what investigators are calling a large-scale criminal enterprise involving gambling, money laundering and racketeering. Three of the accused are from Hackettstown. Investigators say Robert 'Elvis' D'Alessio of Totowa operated an illegal enterprise in and around Bergen County, employing a hierarchy… Read more →


51 Home Improvement Contractors Cited for $844,477 in Consumer Restitution and Penalties

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that during the first quarter of 2016, it issued Notices of Violation to 51 contractors, seeking $844,477 in consumer restitution and civil penalties. “As the warm weather ushers New Jersey into its traditional home improvement season, we’re making sure contractors are abiding by the laws that protect consumers undertaking projects to upgrade and beautify their homes,” said Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy. “Contractors that try to skirt our laws and regulations will face the consequences and pay the price.” Of the 51 contractors that received Notices of Violations, 26 were cited for failing to register with the Division as legally required. To become registered, a contractor must disclose the physical location of the business... Read more →


Parade of Ships Signals Start of Fleet Week New York 2016

NEW YORK CITY (May 25, 2016) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as the ship pulls in for 2016 Fleet Week New York. The event, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Cottone/Released) By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kameren Guy Hodnett NEW YORK (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the proud citizens of New York helped usher in Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2016 with the Parade of Ships, May 25. Four Navy ships, two Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Boats, and three Royal Canadian ships participated in the parade which has been... Read more →


Video:Cops Seek Public's Help with Identifying Suspects Involved in Murder of Stanley Brown

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men who may have information pertaining to a fatal shooting in Camden. The victim, Stanley Brown, was found lying on the ground after Camden County Police responded at approximately 10:52 p.m. on Monday (5/23/16) to the 400 block of S. 30th Street in reference to a ShotSpotter activation. Brown, a 34-year-old Camden resident, was transported to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:27 p.m. Surveillance video footage shows a black male wearing a white shirt and dark pants and then a black male wearing a black baseball hat, a gray zipper-down jacket and tan pants walking toward the first man. The video may... Read more →


UPDATE: COAST GUARD, GOOD SAMARITAN RESCUE 4 FOLLOWING IN-AIR MISHAP OFF NC

press release May 26, 2016 Update: It was originally reported two planes collided. The below was corrected to state the incident was an in-air mishap and updated to reflect the two planes involved were Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets. The name of the fishing vessel was also corrected. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan fishing vessel crew rescued four survivors following an in-air mishap involving two Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets 25 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center watchstanders were notified at approximately 10:30 a.m. that two Navy jets suffered an in-air mishap and four people were in the water. The crew of the commercial fishing vessel Tammy rescued two of the survivors, and an... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN 2012 ARMED ROBBERIES

CAMDEN CITY NJ --Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson, Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan and Deptford Police Chief William Hanstein reported a Camden man has admitted in court to armed robberies in Deptford, Cherry Hill and Camden. Jesse Santana, 34, pleaded guilty on Tuesday (5/24/16) to six counts of armed robbery – one count each in Deptford and Cherry Hill and four counts in Camden. Santana admitted to committing the robberies in October and November of 2012. Under the terms of the plea, Santana will be sentenced to 18 years in state prison. He will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. Santana’s co-defendant Stephanie Tyris, 23, of... Read more →


FBI: Sextortion Affecting Thousands of U.S. Children

Sextortion is a type of online sexual exploitation in which individuals coerce victims into providing sexually explicit images or videos of themselves, often in compliance with offenders’ threats to post the images publicly or send the images to victims’ friends and family. The FBI has seen a significant increase in sextortion activity against children who use the Internet, typically ages 10 to 17, but any age child can become a victim of sextortion. Technical Details The FBI is seeking to warn parents, educators, caregivers, and children about the dangers of sextortion. Sending just one inappropriate image to another person online could become the catalyst for sextortion if that image, shared publicly or with their family and friends, is considered compromising to the victim. Offenders easily... Read more →


The Masterwork Chorus Launches 17th Community Summer Sing Series

professional soloists in air-conditioned comfort Chatham,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) May 24, 2016 The Masterwork Chorus, in its continuing commitment to New Jersey’s choral community, launches its 17th season of Summer Sings on June 22, 2016. This popular Wednesday series continues weekly through July 20 at 7:30 pm in air-conditioned Rodda Hall at the Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street (Route 124). Each week features a prominent area conductor leading singers in the masterworks of the repertoire with professional soloists and accompanist. Masterwork’s Summer Sings provide a perfect opportunity for singers to raise their voices in an otherwise music-depleted summer. More than 500 singers from north and central New Jersey participated in the 2015 Summer Sings. Featured works and conductors for the 2016 Summer Sings... Read more →


Guest Commentary: NJ Roads Need Fixing, Should the Gas Tax be Raised or the Property Tax?

Twice last weekend I had to make the dreaded drive from Brick Township to Toms River. The reason it's dreaded is that there's a chokepoint on the primary north-south route between the two townships, Hooper Avenue. Drivers coming from all directions have to squeeze into four lanes, creating perennial gridlock. The solution is obvious: Widen the… Read more →


NJ News Commons: BEDMINSTER STARTUP AIMS TO STOP KID-ON-KID BULLYING

We all heard the tragic story of a British Columbia teenager, Amanda Todd, who killed herself in 2012 after being bullied online, but Todd Schobel decided to do something about it. NJ Tech Weekly profiles the Bedminster entrepreneur who founded an anti-bullying startup, STOPit, which enables kids to quickly and anonymously report bullying, drug dealing, and other troubling peer behavior. MONTCLAIR CHURCH MERGER MET WITH SHOCK, PROTEST When the Archdiocese of Newark decided to merge two churches in Montclair earlier this month, and close Our Lady of St. Carmel, a 109-year-old church built by Italian immigrants, TAP into Montclair reached out to St. Carmel's stunned parishioners to get their reaction. The most recent story details the parish's effort to overturn the decision with an online... Read more →