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Obituary: Mr. Millard F. Davis of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City

Millard F. Davis of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away on June 26, 2016 at the age of 79. Legacy Born in Gloucester City, NJ, Mill was a Bellmawr resident since 1967. He was a proud United States Army Veteran serving from 1957 to 1960 and retired from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Family Loving brother of Richard Davis and Harry Davis. Millard is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Farewell Tribute Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mill's viewing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Wednesday from 6:30 - 9:00 PM and Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ. Funeral Ceremony on Thursday 10:00 AM. Interment and Military Honors at Bethel Memorial Park, Pennsauken, NJ. Read more →

Jessica Germain of Sewell named to Spring 2016 Dean's List at Saint Michael's College

COLCHESTER, VT (Grassroots Newswire) June 29, 2016 - Named to the Dean's List at Saint Michael's College for the Spring 2016 semester was Jessica Germain, a Sophomore Sociology and Anthropology & Elementary Education major who is the daughter of Anastasia and Marc Germain of Sewell (08080) and a graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. About Saint Michael's College Saint Michael's College, founded on principles of social justice and compassion, is a selective, fully residential Catholic college in Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. Our closely connected community delivers internationally-respected liberal arts and graduate education near Burlington, one of the country's best college towns. To prepare for fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, young adults here grow intellectually, socially, and morally, learning to be responsible for themselves, each other and their world. Read more →

CAMDEN HOMICIDE: Resident Walter Davis, age 48, Murdered Wednesday Night

CAMDEN CITY N.J. (June 30, 2016)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city last night. Camden County Police responded at approximately 11:18 p.m. on Wednesday (6/29/2016) to the 300 block of Sycamore Street in Camden in reference to a 911 call. Officers arrived and located the victim, Walter Davis, 48, of Camden, suffering from gunshot wounds lying on the ground. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:28 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 Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Camden County Police Detective Mark Lee at (856) 757-7420. Information may also be emailed to Released Thursday, June 30, 2016. Read more →

Gloucester County Officials Investigating Apparent Suicide at Woodbury Courthouse Parking Garage

WOODBURY N.J. (June 30, 2016)--A 47-year-old man died this morning in what is believed to be a suicide at a parking garage adjacent to the Gloucester County Justice Complex on Hunter Street in Woodbury. An investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office determined the man jumped from the top floor of the four-story garage at 11:03 a.m.. He landed on concrete in a gated area on the Broad Street side of the parking structure. The man had been scheduled for a court appearance today that was cancelled, a GCPO investigator determined. An autopsy will be conducted by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office. Related articles SUICIDES, HOMICIDES: Forensic pharmacogenomics correlates genetic variations to response to drugs Allegany Co. Couple Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide Three Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide in Southern California Prince Death Caused By Opioid Fentanyl Painkiller Overdose, Authorities Confirm Denver woman dead after office shooting by estranged... Read more →

Bellmawr Police Officers Honored/Promoted

Author Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. --At its June 23, 2016 meeting, Bellmawr Council approved resolutions promoting and honoring members of the local police department. From left: Corporal Ronald Miller, Sergeant John Marrone, Captain Scott Parker, Corporal Arty Tessier, Police Chief William Walsh, Patrolman Dean Cooney, and Lieutenant Michael Draham Five Promotions: Scott Parker – Captain Michael Draham- Lieutenant John Marrone- Sergeant Ronald Miller- Corporal Arty Tessier- Corporal New Officers: Dean Cooney – Patrolman Andrew Thomas- Class II Special Officer-Graduated from Academy in March 2016. Chief Walsh said that Andrew was a Class I, was sent to Class II course at the Gloucester County Police Academy and graduated in March. Proclamations Given: For Preventing Two Individuals From Suicide: Patrolman Jared Walton For Apprehending A Bank Robbery Suspect: Corporal John Mader Patrolman Dave Kenney Patrolman Anthony Franklin Patrolman Dean Cooney Detective Sergeant Francesco Minardi and Sergeant David Hunt... Read more →

Ryan Howard Sells Philly Home for $2.5 Million

Less than two months after Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard put his six-bedroom home back on the market, the estate in the suburbs of Philadelphia has been sold. A local family who was interested in more space and a pool snapped up the property, closing on the home last week for $2.525 million, according to… Related articles Diamondbacks vs. Phillies Betting Odds & Prediction from Mike Lundin: June 27th 2016 Donut Day! Grand Opening: Meet Former Philadelphia Football Stars Ike Reese and Hugh Douglas at the Northeast Philly & Mt. Laurel P.C. Richard & Son Stores! Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel: No. 1 pick Mickey Moniak has 'a little bit of Utley in him' Giants beat Phillies on Gillaspie's walk-off double in 9th Phillies shut out Diamondbacks The All-New List! 50 Best Restaurants Read more →

N.J.Sierra Club: No Deal is a Good Deal; 23 Cents A Gallon Gas Tax Hike Put On Hold

The Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) was originally expected to run out on June 30 but the Treasury has announced that we have enough funds to run it through August 10. Due to this, the Legislature has put the gas tax bill on hold. The Assembly passed their version of the bill, which is attached to a reduced sales tax. The Senate now needs to decide if they will adopt the Assembly version or attempt to go forward with their own version even if it will need and override. “No deal is a good deal. Sometimes it’s better for everyone when no one can reach an agreement, especially when you’re trying to decide between two bad bills. However, it’s still the best deal that the public could get right now because it is better to delay fixing the TTF then it is to push through two bills that would bankrupt the... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Assembly's TTF Bill Sells Out NJ's Future

Bills designed to fund the Transportation Trust Fund have passed the Assembly today A10 (Prieto)/S2411 (Sarlo) passed by 54-22. A12 (Prieto) passed by 53-23-0. The Sierra Club opposes the plan to fix the Transportation Trust Fund over the next 10-years on the backs of the middle-class. The fund is expected to run out on June 30 that is desperately needed to fund transportation improvements and public transit. The plans will increase the state’s wholesale taxes on motor fuels to raise an additional $2 billion annually.The plan might also cause more sprawl and pollution if the funding isn’t dedicated to existing transportation improvements first. "We thought the Senate version of the bill with the attached estate tax was bad but this one is even worse. This version of the bill mentions rolling back the sales tax from seven cents to six cents eventually. This would make a $700 million in the... Read more →

New policy starts tomorrow, July 1 Camden County Library System Ends Late Fees for Borrowers 16 and Younger

Designed to encourage teens and children to use the library and read more The Camden County Library ends late fines for patrons age 16 years and younger as of July 1, 2016. (] VOORHEES, NJ – June 30, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is pleased to announce it will no longer collect late fines on materials borrowed by patrons 16 years old and younger effective July 1, 2016. The policy is designed to encourage library use by young people and support early childhood literacy. Younger patrons will still be responsible for returning borrowed items. If items are overdue past 14 days, the juvenile patron’s borrowing privileges will be suspended until the overdue materials are returned without an accumulation of past due fines that can pose a financial burden on younger patrons and their families. In announcing the policy change to her staff, Camden County Library System Director Linda... Read more →


A welcome center in the middle of an expressway, a bicycle path that goes (practically) nowhere, an abandoned racetrack. These are some of the stops on Route 40's Surreality Tour of some of the ugliest places and strangest public improvement projects in Atlantic County. REQUIEM FOR A SIGN MAKER An old-school craftsman who carved signs for parks and businesses all around Essex County was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Verona last week. MyVeronaNJ honored Matthew BeneduceMcGrath with a gallery of photos showing his many signs. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE STUDENT IN THE CLOSET? Maplewoodian reports on the case of a second grader who was forced to sit in a closet as punishment back in January, the apparent punishment of the teacher who put him in the closet, and the parents' quest to get answers and an apology from the Maplewood school district. HUB CITY MARCHES FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE... Read more →

This N.J. baseball stadium was voted best in the U.S. for second year

BRIDGEWATER -- TD Bank Ballpark has been named Ballpark Digest's Best Independent Ballpark in the country for the second straight year, Steve Kalafer, founding chairman of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club, announced Monday in a news release. Fans were asked to vote for their favorite Major League Baseball, Triple-A, Double-A, High-A, Low-A, Short Season A, Independent,… Read more →

Ocean County Man Admits Robbing Eight Banks

TRENTON, N.J. – An Ocean County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing eight banks in New Jersey and New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Steven Wisnowski, 32, of Barnegat, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter J. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an eight-count superseding information charging him with the bank robberies. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Wisnowski admitted that between Oct. 30, 2013 and Jan. 7, 2014, he went on a crime spree and robbed eight banks, seven of which were in New Jersey, and one of which was in New York: Bank Name Location Date PNC Bank Edison Oct. 30, 2013 TD Bank Brick Nov. 7, 2013 Santander Bank Brick Nov. 15, 2013 Ridgewood Savings Bank Bayside (NY) Nov. 22, 2013 Columbia Bank Edison Nov. 27, 2013 TD Bank Toms River Dec. 2, 2013 PNC Bank... Read more →

FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance to Identify Armed Robber

FBI PhiladelphiaJune 22, 2016 The Lower Merion Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the April 22, 2016 armed robbery of the J.B. Merrick Apothecary located at 31 Cricket Avenue in Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. Download At approximately 9:25 a.m. on Friday, April 22, the subject entered the pharmacy and brandished a black handgun. He vaulted the counter, pointed the gun at employees, and demanded Oxycontin and other narcotics. After obtaining an undisclosed amount and type of pills, the subject fled in an employee’s silver 2016 Hyundai Sonata with a Maryland tag. The car was later located in an alley behind 1961-1971 North 52nd Street in Philadelphia; it is believed the subject may live in that area. The subject is described as a black male, age unknown, approximately 6’0" tall. He wore a black, long-sleeved shirt with... Read more →

Delaware Natural Resources Police encourage safe boating practices over holiday weekend

DOVER (June 29, 2016) – With many boaters heading out on the water for the long 4th of July holiday weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise “steady as she goes” for practicing safe boating on Delaware waterways. “We need everyone on our waterways to be alert, use common sense and avoid actions that will put themselves, their passengers and other boaters at risk,” said Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates. Recent statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard show the top five primary contributing factors for boating accidents are operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol use. With these factors in mind, Sgt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police boating safety coordinator, offered some tips for safe boating: Safety-check your vessel and equipment before getting underway. Preparations for putting your boat in the water each season should begin... Read more →

CNB Jan 2012 Archives: Fond Memories of Gloucester City NJ

PUBLISHED Thursday, January 26, 2012 I read the story a Gloucester City lady submitted toReminisce magazine, describing her childhood in Gloucester City. Well again my memory was shaky as it was when I read the article about the Philadelphia Zoo in and edition of theGloucester City News. The article was about three young boys Daniel Gilbert Booth, George Ledly, and myself John C. Taylor. We were close buddies from about the age of 12 until World War II separated us. Hearing stories of the New York Ship Building Corporation being unclean buried grounds initiated out first escapade. We asked a neighbor, Mr. Buchanan, a watch man at the shipyard of the fields along Broadway East of the Shipyard that were owned by the shipyard, and he said “yes.” These fields are north of Passaic Street. The three of us decide to begin at Passaic Street, work our way north. After... Read more →

Past Over for a Promotion, Dumont Cop Sues Department; Settles Lawsuit for $275,000

A Dumont police officer passed over for a promotion settled his lawsuit against the borough and the department for $275,000. The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which provides a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them. Sgt. Joseph Rizza alleged that… Related articles Body Camera Lawsuit Md. delegate petitions for Mosby's resignation How Uninsured Drivers Should Handle Being Involved in an Automobile Accident Southold cop sues town, alleges he was fired for arresting official Another Win in Court for Horizon in OMNIA Insurance Battle Guest Opinion: NJ School Funding is a Mess Read more →

N.J. Residents Named to The University of Scranton Spring 2016 Dean's List

Athletics logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SCRANTON, PA (06/23/2016)-- Local residents were among 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton Dean's List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2016 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the spring semester to make the Dean's List. The students are: Erin Finnerty of Brigantine (08203) is a junior counseling and human services major in the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies Samantha Shafer of Egg Harbor Township (08234) is a freshman counseling and human services major in the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies Elizabeth Aberant of Moorestown (08057) is a freshman occupational therapy major in the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies Jordan Friedrich of Cinnaminson (08077) is a junior history major in the University's College of Arts and Sciences Emily Gilinger of Mount Laurel... Read more →

Guest Commentary: Michael Smerconish...Are we really that angry?

Anger is clearly the buzzword of the 2016 presidential campaign, especially on the GOP side of the aisle. Google the word with Republican and, like me, you might get more than 24 million hits (vs. 606,000 when matched with Democrat). I have watched the angry storyline take hold. On roughly a dozen occasions during this campaign… Read more →

Watchdog Podcast: Airbnb, the First Amendment and Philly’s tax on soda

By Eric Boehm Philadelphia became the first major city in the country to pass a tax on soda, and New York is trying to make it illegal to even talk about renting your apartment on Airbnb. Those two East Coast locales are the focal points for this week’s edition of the Watchdog Podcast. First, host Eric Boehm and Watchdog’s top First Amendment reporter, Matt Kittle, sit down to discuss the new rules for room-sharing in New York. A bill approved by the state Senate this week would make it illegal to list your home or apartment on websites like Airbnb, but that seems like a pretty clear violation of homeowners’ right to free speech. Then, Evan Grossman of Pennsylvania Watchdog sits down with Boehm to talk about the soda tax in Philadelphia. The new 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax is supposed to help pay for a massive expansion of pre-K programs in... Read more →

New Jersey Students Honored at Annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development Event

Louisville, Ky. (Grassroots Newswire) June 28, 2016 - Career and technical students from New Jersey won some of the nation's highest awards at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 22-23, 2016. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.2 million square feet, equivalent to 19 football fields or 25 acres. Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. Industry leaders from 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers. Industry support of the SkillsUSA Championships is valued at over $36 million in donated time, equipment, cash and material. More... Read more →

Charles V. Koehler, Bellmawr Little League Founder; Navy Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor

BELLMAWR N.J. June 29, 2016 {CNBNewsnet}--Charles V. Koehler, the founder of the Bellmawr Little League passed away on June 28, 2016, at the age of 94. For his 65 years of dedication to the League the Little League Field in Bellmawr was named after him. Mr. Koehler was a Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a member of Bellmawr VFW Post #9563. He was a member of Annunciation BVM Church for 65 years and was involved in many of the church’s activities. He was also a booster for St. Joseph’s Prep and Gloucester Catholic Sports. One of his great passions was going to the casinos in Atlantic City, where his children took him and Vivian for their 70th wedding anniversary. Beloved husband of 71 years of Vivian (nee Berkey). Devoted father of Charles V. (Wilma), Judi Fayer (Tom), Frank, John, Michael (Jackie) and Gary. Loving grandfather of Barbara,... Read more →

Honoring the Memory of a Loved One Through Giving

June 23, 2016 /source Lena DeMeis Lena DeMeis loved to garden, finding happiness in nurturing her vegetables and tending to her roses. “She gardened for as long as I can remember,” said her daughter, Karen DeMeis, of Audubon. Lena passed away in March after battling stage 4 breast cancer, but her memory will live on in the beautiful Forman Family Tranquility Garden located at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Lena’s daughters, Rose, Terre, Eleanor and Karen, decided to pay tribute to their mother with engraved stones, one recognizing their love for their mother and a second to recognize the love Lena received from friends and family during her battle with cancer. “It was such a special way for my sisters and I to remember our Mom.” Karen said. “She loved to garden, and she had very good care at Cooper.” Honor and memorial gifts are meaningful ways to... Read more →


In a documentary that aired last night on Frontline, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb went on some ride-alongs with the Newark Police Department's gangs unit, showing an ugly picture of the relationship between cops and residents in the city's toughest neighborhoods. "It's clear to me that there's no trust," Cobb said. "That's what happens when everybody assumes the worst of everyone else." JEWISH JOURNALIST ARMS HERSELF AFTER TRUMP SUPPORTER ATTACKS WNYC's Matt Katz interviews Jewish journalist Bethany Mandel, who bought a gun after a deluge of online anti-Semitic threats. Mandel, who lives in central Jersey, was especially creeped out after Twitter trolls posted pictures of a Holocaust victim with her head superimposed. Katz, who himself was called a "Kike" on Twitter, also talked to other Jewish journalists who've been harassed by Trump supporters -- and explains where the triple parenthesis meme on Twitter comes from. PROPUBLICA: NJ DOCS LEAD NATION... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: The Transportation Deal Is Bad for N.J Residents

TRENTON N.J.--Bills designed to fund the Transportation Trust Fund have passed the source: Assembly today A10 (Preto)/S2411 (Sarlo) passed b y 54-22. A12 (Prieto) passed by 53-23-0. The Sierra Club opposes the plan to fix the Transportation Trust Fund over the next 10-years on the backs of the middle-class. The fund is expected to run out on June 30 that is desperately needed to fund transportation improvements and public transit. The plans will increase the state’s wholesale taxes on motor fuels to raise an additional $2 billion annually. The plan might also cause more sprawl and pollution if the funding isn’t dedicated to existing transportation improvements first. "We thought the Senate version of the bill with the attached estate tax was bad but this one is even worse. This version of the bill mentions rolling back the sales tax from seven cents to six cents eventually. This would make... Read more →

FBI: Three Pennsylvania Suspects Charged In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

PHILADELPHIA - Tyree Mansell, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, Sterling Wallace, 27, and Jamain Wallace, 26, of Philadelphia and Yeadon, PA, were charged today by indictment with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, attempted Hobbs Act robbery, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The indictment charges that on June 15, 2015, the defendants conspired in a home invasion robbery in Broomall, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to steal business proceeds from the victim. The indictment alleges that all three defendants went to a home in the 2600 block of Old Cedar Grove Road in Broomall; that Mansell and Sterling Wallace rang the doorbell and when a young child (“Victim #1”), answered the door, they pointed their firearms at the child, forced their way into the home, and Wallace struck the child in the face and head with his gun causing a severe... Read more →

N.J. pets in need

While New Jersey was never known as "Hurricane Alley," recent visits by hurricanes Irene and Sandy have shown that big storms can and do strike the Garden State. These recent storms have led to many of us learning more about being prepared as people ... it's also important to consider preparing for pets' needs in the… Read more →

FBI ALERT: Putting the Brakes on Intellectual Property Crime

Three men who produced, marketed, and sold non-authentic Mercedes-Benz diagnostic software systems such as this were sentenced for their roles in the intellectual property crime. Trio Pirated Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Software 06/24/16 The case of the pirated Mercedes-Benz software is a classic example of how a company’s intellectual property can be compromised—and how criminals can profit from someone else’s hard work. In April 2016, California resident Martin Vellozzi was the last of three individuals sentenced for creating and selling non-authentic Mercedes-Benz diagnostic software systems. The diagnostic systems are used by auto mechanics to diagnose and fix Mercedes vehicles. For more than a decade, Vellozzi and his co-conspirators—Rainer Wittich of Louisiana and Robert Beckmann of North Carolina—made money by stealing the proprietary software and selling it at a steep discount. “All three conspirators had legitimate businesses in the automotive industry,” said Special Agent Sundanah Parsons, who investigated the case from the FBI’s... Read more →

CNBNews Presents Home Country: HERE IS THE RAIN

Author Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet When the world is hot and my skin is fried, scratching from the constant dry, let the clouds boil up, boil up high. And then shade the earth with the darkening sky and bring the secrets and the smell of rain. The coolness and the blessed rain, again. Our land is brown but blessed, stressed in the heat, the shiny heat of the day. The slender green of rivers slide along, striving to continue, to feed its own along the banks, the banks where the dust rises. Rises, powdery clomp by clomp as we walk, walk the shady way. And though the heat, the dryness of heat, pushes down our weary feet, we plod along. Ours is the blessing of a challenge, to live, to thrive in the heat. To toil and sweat, to make the cold drink at day’s end that much sweeter. Sweeter... Read more →


PUBLISHED Saturday, January 21, 2012 By CNBNEWS Sports ( With the recent scoring of 1000 points by Gloucester City’s boys, Junior guard Stefano O’koro who became the 14th player to reach this milestone, local fans begin to wonder who is the greatest Gloucester High player of the past 50+ years by position. With the advent of the 3- Shot, 1000 points has become reasonably easier since more players are shooting beyond the 3 foot arc. Many of our 1,000 points scorers achieved their milestone prior to the 3-shot. Through evaluation of each position more questions surfaced then answers. Did the era in which an individual play enhance his status? Did the success of his team upgrade one’s performance? Is play more physical now making individual performance more favorable now then 20, 30 even 40 years ago. Gloucester High was considered an annual Tournament favorite especially during a period in the... Read more →

Commentary : Trevor Noah Calls Pope "Mother******"

June 28, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on last night's "Daily Show": When Jon Stewart left the "Daily Show," we thought Trevor Noah might not stoop to the anti-Catholic lows that Stewart descended to on occasion. Last night, he proved us wrong. After Noah made some humorous, and inoffensive, cracks about the pope's quips aboard the papal plane, he referred to him as that "mother******." This cannot stand as the "new normal" at Comedy Central. Noah would never refer to President Obama this way, nor should he invoke such a vile obscenity to describe Pope Francis. Though Noah's remark was not made in a malicious tone, it clearly crossed the line. He should apologize to the Holy Father and to Catholics. Contact Steve Albani, Comedy Central Communications: Related articles Daily Show Tweets People Should 'Go Knock Someone Up in Texas' to Celebrate Abortion Ruling Pope Francis: Catholic Church Should Apologize... Read more →

STOP THE GAS TAX! The one person you must call NOW to stop a huge NJ gas tax In the middle of the night, while most of us were sleeping, the governor and the Assembly concocted a plan to raise your taxes. Oh, they’ll tell you it’s fair, trading a 1 percent reduction in the sales tax to balance a 23 cent per gallon hike in the gas tax. A couple of problems here. First, the gas tax will take effect immediately — as soon as Friday. The sales tax reduction will be gradual, over 18 months, with no guarantee that it happens at all when a new governor is sworn in after the 2017 election. While many NJ residents may feel defeated by this overnight development, there is one New Jersey legislator who can still stop this. State Sen. President Steve Sweeney can stop the gas tax from happening. Sweeney has the power to not post this bill. If Sweeney really has aspirations of running for... Read more →


Featuring Three Days of Fun and TWO Fireworks Shows as part of Wawa Welcome America! Fourth of July Celebration The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) and Wawa Welcome America! are kicking off Philadelphia’s Independence Day celebration with two concerts on July 1 & 2, each followed by elaborate fireworks shows coordinated to a musical soundtrack. Make it a weekend on the waterfront by visiting Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest! STAR-SPANGLED WEEKEND LINE-UP THURSDAY JUNE 30, 8:30PM-10:30PM Wawa Welcome America’s Philly at the Movies as part of Screening Under the Stars Join us for a special screening of National Treasure to kick-off our Star Spangled Weekend on the Waterfront. This special movie screening is part of the Wawa Welcome America Philly at the Movies, and is the official start of the weekly Screening Under the Stars free movie series. FRIDAY JULY 1, 8PM-10PM, FIREWORKS BEGIN AT 9:30PM... Read more →

N.J. Students Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT (06/24/2016)-- Some 2,329 students were awarded a variety of bachelor's degrees during the University of Vermont's 215th commencement ceremonies on May 22. Approximately 502 advanced degrees were awarded by the UVM Graduate College, and 106 took the oath of Hippocrates following the awarding of their M.D. degrees at ceremonies of the UVM College of Medicine. The following local students were among the graduates: Theodore Andrew of Moorestown graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Molly Arenberg of Swainton graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ecological Agriculture Lucas Grigri of Wenonah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography Jonathan Joffe of Cherry Hill graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences Julian Joffe of Cherry Hill graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Jennifer Lacy of Wall graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Nicole Liebman of Columbus graduated... Read more →

Study Shows N.J. Highways in Bad Shape

A national report confirms what commuters experience daily, that New Jersey's interstate highways are among those with the worst traffic and roughest pavement in the country. New Jersey ranked ninth for having 19 percent of interstate highway pavement rated in poor or mediocre condition, according to TRIP, a national transportation research group. Hawaii and California were… Read more →

CNB CRIME: Darnell L. Samuels of Pennsville surrenders in Paulsboro murder

WOODBURY N.J.--Darnell L. Samuels (7/19/82), of Pennsville NJ surrendered today (6/28) after being charged with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old John Gardner, of Paulsboro on 6/20/16. Accompanied by his lawyer, Samuels turned himself in at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, which was investigating the murder along with the Paulsboro Police Department. “I want to thank the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime and Crime Scene units, the Paulsboro Police Department, the U.S. Marshals and the Paulsboro community for their collective assistance in getting this dangerous individual off our streets,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton. Gardner, whose funeral is today, sustained multiple gunshot wounds from an assailant at about 11 the 1300 block of Pine Street in Paulsboro. He was pronounced dead around midnight at Inspira Hospital, Woodbury. Investigators signed complaints against Samuels on 6/20/16, charging him with knowing or purposeful murder, possession of a firearm for an... Read more →

Pennsylvania pension agency docks 'ghost teachers' credit -

The Public School Employees’ Retirement System, the agency that administers the pensions of Pennsylvania teachers, is revoking pension credits accrued by so-called ghost teachers working for an Allentown teachers union. PENSION PLAN: The Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System evoked a total of $76,891.93 connected to union heads that may be returned to the Allentown School District. In a brief filed in Commonwealth Court as part of a lawsuit seeking to stop the practice of teachers leaving the classroom to work full-time for the Allentown Education Association, PSERS said those employees are not eligible to receive pension credits for the time they worked exclusively for the union. PSERS revoked a total of $76,891.93 connected to AEA President Debra Tretter and former president Melvin Riddick that may be returned to the Allentown School District. The agency ruled more than $1 million in public wages for the past two union heads... Read more →

OBITUARY: Mrs. Joan M. Peirce age 80 of Gloucester City

On June 27, 2016. Age 80. (nee Anderson) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Harry J. Peirce. Loving mother of Lynn M. Peirce and Jeffrey P. Peirce. Loving aunt of Eileen Black, Mark Hambleton and Gail Jeral. Dear friend of Barbara Graves, Betty Doe, Jean Augustin and Nancy Clouden. Predeceased by her brother, William Anderson and her sister, Helen Hambleton. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday from 11 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army: 1865 Harrison Ave., Camden, NJ 08105. Please memo: Joan M. Peirce. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joan M. Peirce. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

N.J. Lawmakers Sneak 23 Cents A Gallon Gas Tax Increase Through State Assembly After Midnight

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (D-Union), right, Gov. Chris Christie and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) clown around outside the governor's office just after midnight Tuesday. They emerged after privately discussing a potential sale tax cut and gas tax increase to fund road projects. (Sean Sullivan | NJ Advance Media) Christie on tax deal Gov. Chris Christie discusses a light night deal with assembly leaders at the statehouse in Trenton. TRENTON -- The state Assembly hastily approved a plan after midnight Tuesday to cut the sales tax by a penny in exchange for raising the gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to rescue the near-broke… Read more →

Sixers On The Hunt For Barnes and Butler

English: Jerry Colangelo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet PHILADELPHIA PA (June 28, 2016)--NBA Free Agency doesn’t start till July 1st, but rumors are heating up. Especially rumors about the Sixers. The Sixers have been rumored with Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors Forward, and have recently been connected with the Bulls about star guard Jimmy Butler. Both players would fit perfectly with the Sixers for different reasons. Barnes would be a veteran leader with playoff experience and Butler would be able to lead the team every night and take some of the workload off recently drafted Ben Simmons shoulders. Barnes just came off of two NBA Finals appearances, winning one and isn’t going back to the Warriors. A lot of talk about his poor performance in Games 5-7 are going to make some people skeptical about a max contract deal. In Games 1-4, Barnes averaged 12.5 points. He did... Read more →

OBITUARY: Evelyn Cook, age 72 of Stratford

On June 23, 2016. Daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy Cook. Sister of James Cook. Burial and Catholic Prayers will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Evelyn Cook. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

FBI: Mexican Drug Cartel Influence Felt in Rural South Carolina

Taken Hostage 06/21/16 The crimes and violence associated with Mexican drug trafficking organizations can reach almost anywhere in the United States, as evidenced by a 2014 kidnapping in rural South Carolina that resulted in the convictions of three cartel-connected men—one of whom was recently sentenced to more than five decades in prison. On the morning of July 9, 2014, in the small town of St. Matthews, South Carolina, 23-year-old Cory Still left home for his job as a roofer, but he never made it to work. His fiancée found his abandoned truck on the side of the road a few hours later with the keys still in it, and her family filed a missing person report with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. When the woman’s cell phone rang that night, the caller informed her that Still was alive, that instructions would come in 24 hours, and that Still’s father had... Read more →

First Run: Camden’s Claim As Birthplace Of The Drive-in Theater | Hidden City Philadelphia

BY BART EVERTS The drive-in movie theater, a ubiquitous component of the Hollywood and auto-crazed culture of mid-century America, has largely faded from popularity and public consciousness. However, the Philadelphia region will forever have a permanent place in drive-in history as the concept was designed and patented here, just across the river in Camden, New Jersey. It is fitting that an iconic representation of 20th century automotive culture began on one of the first roads specifically designed for the automobile, Admiral Wilson Boulevard, which opened in 1926. South Jersey native and chemical company magnate Richard Hollingshead, Jr. launched the world’s first drive-in movie theater on the north side of the Boulevard in June 1933. It is rumored the idea came from his mother, who complained the seats in regular movie theaters were less comfortable than those in her car. Hollingshead, whose family owned and ran the R.M. Hollingshead Corporation chemical... Read more →


If you're the governor of New Jersey, you can spend months running for president, appearing behind Donald Trump's right shoulder and guest-hosting radio sports shows. But when push comes to shove, you get the job done. After a long night in the statehouse, Christie told reporters that the last week of June is "when magic happens." NJ Advance Media and all the other statewide news outlets stayed up past midnight, along with Christie, as the Assembly passed a deal that would sweeten a 23 cents a gallon gas tax increase by lowering the state sales tax from 7 cents to 6 cents (which Christie said was his idea.) Here's the full scorecard of what went down in the state capital yesterday, including passage of a $34.8 billion budget. AND ON TO CHRISTIE'S CONTROVERSIAL SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN Gov. Christie goes to Wall Township today to hold a forum on his school... Read more →

Select Committee on Benghazi Releases Report

press release June 28, 2016 81 New Witnesses, 75,000 New Pages of Documents Reveal Significant New Information, Fundamentally Changes the Public’s Understanding of the 2012 Terrorist Attacks that Killed Four Americans Washington, D.C. – Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the committee’s Majority released a mark of its investigative report: “Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were heroes who gave their lives in service to our country. Their bravery and the courageous actions of so many others on the ground that night should be honored. “When the Select Committee was formed, I promised to conduct this investigation in a manner worthy of the American people’s respect, and worthy of the memory of those who died. That is exactly what my colleagues and I have done. “Now, I simply ask the American people to read this report for themselves, look at... Read more →

Lawmakers charge Hillary, Obama with lying, cover-up

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, two Republican members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a separate report in which they concluded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama lied and covered up to protect themselves politically from voter resentment over the terror attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in… Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING N.J.: 2016-17 Fish Code

The 2016-2017 Fish Code was formally adopted on June 20, 2016, and became effective on June 25, 2016. To view the code visit on the NJDEP Div. of Fish and Wildlife website. FISHING REGULATIONS - FRESHWATER 2016-2017 Fish Code (pdf, 150kb) Notice of Rule Adoption: Amendments to 2016-2017 Fish Code (DEP Rules Site) Freshwater Herring Closure 2016 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST 2016 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Summary (except trout) (pdf, 310kb) 2016 Trout Regulations Summary (pdf, 215kb) 2016 Holdover Trout Lakes (Salmon-Trout) Regulations (pdf, 110kb) Fishing License Information via Read more →

Camden County Library Wins State Grant to Nurture Minds and Bodies

NJ Dept. of Labor awards $59,000 to fund mobile food literacy center Camden Supermarket Opening 2014 – Considered a food desert, in 2014 Camden welcomed its first new supermarket in years. (KYW NewsRadio photo/Mike DeNardo)] VOORHEES, NJ – June 27, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is receiving a $59,000 grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to promote food literacy in Camden and other communities throughout the county. The money will be used to fund a mobile culinary center designed to help foster literacy skills focused on nutrition, food selection and food preparation in communities around the County with low literacy levels and particularly in those like Camden designated as ‘Food Deserts’ by the US Department of Agriculture. A centerpiece of the program will be a mobile kitchen complemented by a collection of books about nutrition, healthy eating and consumer literacy with iPads and a... Read more →


PUBLISHED Friday, January 13, 2012 (inc. videos) (cnbnews)The Two Street Stompers New Years Brigade, based in Brooklawn, New Jersey took FIRST PLACE in the Comic Brigade Division of the 2012 Mummers Parade held in Philadelphia on New Year's Day. Their theme this year "Wenchtoberfest" was based on a German Octoberfest and included Lederhosen Mummers, pretzels & hot dogs and plenty of German Beer Maids! With over 165 marching members and 20 marshalls, the brigade celebrated its THIRD championship in the last 8 parades! Congratulations to all! Read more →

Heading to the Hospital? Even with Insurance, It May Cost You $1,000 or More, New Study Finds

37 percent rise in out-of-pocket spending seen among 50 million privately insured patients in just four years Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Even if you have what you might think of as good health insurance, your next hospital stay could cost you more than $1,000 out of your own pocket. And that amount has gone up sharply in recent years – a rise of more than 37 percent just for straightforward hospital stays for common conditions. Those striking statistics come from the first published analysis of actual out-of-pocket spending by people with private health insurance, most of it provided by employers. It’s appearing today in the JAMA Internal Medicine, and being presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston. To see the rise in costs paid by privately insured hospital patients, researchers at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation looked at data from more... Read more →

N.J.residents named to Dean's List at Clemson University

Logo of Clemson University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CLEMSON, SC (06/23/2016)-- Local residents have been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2016 semester. They are: Tyler Michael Brake of Cherry Hill, who is majoring in Secondary Education Jami N. Hafner of Egg Harbor Township, who is majoring in Architecture Gregory John Szrom of Egg Harbor Township, who is majoring in General Engineering Madison R. Vicente of Glendora, who is majoring in Biochemistry Paige Kathryn Cantz of Green Creek, who is majoring in Genetics Juliana M. Baumann of Haddonfield, who is majoring in Women's Leadership Jaclyn Christine Liguori of Marlton, who is majoring in Nursing Nina Rose Gallimore of Medford Lakes, who is majoring in Preprofessional Health Studies Dakota Newman of Medford Lakes, who is majoring in Biological Sciences Danielle Mary Katherine Baskin of Moorestown, who is majoring in Psychology Morgan V. Foster of Moorestown, who is... Read more →