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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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.... 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... 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 →


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... Read more →

Vehicle Stop Finds Illegal Possession Of A Handgun And Distribution Of CDS

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP N.J.--On June 24, 2016 at approximately 8:23 PM, a Gloucester Township Police officer on patrol stopped a motor vehicle on Blackwood Clementon Road for a violation. Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking to the driver, the officer detected an odor of marijuana from within the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a bag was located with numerous packs of heroin and several additional packages containing cocaine. Officers also discovered a .38 caliber Ruger LCR handgun that was loaded with 5 rounds. The driver was arrested for the handgun and narcotics. A passenger was found to have several... Read more →

Violent Offender Richard Santiago Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Stabbing of Woodbury Resident

WOODBURY N.J.--Declared a persistent, violent offender, Richard Santiago (DOB 11/2/52) was sentenced today (6/24) to an extended term of 60 years in New Jersey state prison for the December 2012 fatal stabbing of 54-year-old Woodbury resident Ramona Johnstone, who had been a prosecution witness in Santiago’s trial for the stabbing death of a friend of Johnstone’s in 2004. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Laurie Cimino, chief of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office grand jury section, asked for a term in excess of the mandatory 30 year prison sentence for murder, based on the defendant’s criminal record. Cimino cited Santiago’s conviction and nine... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: The Fairness Formula In Gloucester County

press release Last week, Governor Christie proposed a solution to New Jersey’s two most pressing crises that are hurting all New Jerseyans: the failure of urban education and property taxes. The Governor’s groundbreaking Fairness Formula will provide equal education funding for every pupil throughout the state, valuing every child equally. Under the Fairness Formula, all public school districts would receive $6,599 for every enrolled student, plus continued funding for special education. This will give every child an equal chance at success. Graduation rates prove that educational success cannot be bought with excessive spending by a select few chronically failing school... Read more →

WATCH: Another Tax for N.J. Taxpayers

source Americanforprosperity Related articles In Egypt, Long Lines for a Vote Clouded by Army's Role - New York Times Pakistan denies it fired first in NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistanis - Los Angeles Times Big Cyber Monday expected to follow strong Black Friday - Computerworld Reports: Rep. Barney Frank to retire - USA Today Read more →

European-Islamophobia Summit Tackles anti-Muslim hate crime and bigotry in Europe

PRESS RELEASE Sarajevo, 27th June 2016 Just one-week before Slovakia, which has vowed to refuse entry to Muslim refugees, assumes the EU Presidency, the first European Islamophobia Summit convened international leaders, including Former Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Former British Foreign Minister, Jack Straw, to explore policy solutions to the rise in Anti-Muslim bigotry and hate crime in Europe. Other participants at the summit, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia on June 24-26, included Founder of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Bernard Kouchner, international media anchor, Mehdi Hassan and UK Member of Parliament, Naz Shah amongst others, as well as... Read more →

Visiting Author Program at Grey Nun Academy Closes Academic Year with John Patrick Green

Writer and illustrator John Patrick Green worked on a storyboard drawing with input from the students. Students Treated to a Live Reading of His New Book Hippopotamister, and Enjoyed Creating an Interactive Storyboard Illustrated by Green June 23, 2016 -- Yardley, PA – Grey Nun Academy concluded its successful visiting author series as host to children’s’ book author and illustrator John Patrick Green, who engaged an avid group of young readers at the Academy’s campus in Bucks County, PA. Reading from his just-released book Hippopotamister, (Macmillan) John captivated students with his touching tale of friendship and adventure, a must read... Read more →

Ralph L. Russ of Woodbury Sentenced to State Prison; Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

English: East Jersey State Prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WOODBURY N.J. (June 27, 2016)--Ralph L. Russ (DOB 12/21/51), of Woodbury NJ was sentenced 6/24/16 to eight years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree aggravated sexual contact, both charges related to improperly touching a girl who was between 13 and 16 years old while he had a legal duty for her care as a babysitter in Woodbury on 2/24/14. Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker imposed an eight-year prison term for endangering and a concurrent five-year sentence for sexual contact.... Read more →

Joseph W. Beamer Jr. Port Aransas, Texas; GHS Alumnus Class of '62

Joseph William Beamer, Jr., 71, of Port Aransas, TX, formerly of Mullica Hill, passed away suddenly on June 20, 2016. Joe was raised in Gloucester City, N.J. and graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1962 Beloved husband of Mary M. (nee Weston) Beamer, devoted father of William Beamer (Barbara), Robert Beamer, Tammi DeMarzio (Robert, Jr.) and the late Joseph W. Beamer, III. Loving grandfather of Daniel, Haley (Croffard), Andrew, Dakota, and Lauren and great grandfather of Colton. Dear brother of Constance (George) Wagoner and Alberta (Robert) Campbell. In addition to his son, Mr. Beamer was predeceased by his parents... Read more →

CNB January 2012 Archives: The Number One Problem in the State of New Jersey is...

PUBLISHED Monday, January 23, 2012 Op-Ed: By Rob Eichmann Special to CNBNEWSnet Earlier this month, just before the first day of the new legislative session, the leaders of the Democrat Party gathered around a podium to declare what they intended to do about New Jersey’s No. 1 problem. Was it a plan to address the economy and create jobs? Was it to announce a proposal to attract new businesses to New Jersey and to grow the businesses we have? No, it was not. Was it legislation to cut the taxes that are forcing people from their homes — or to... Read more →

WNYC Radio: Rooney takes on liberal think tank over gas tax, school funding

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined WNYC Radio‘s Jami Floyd and Gordon MacInnes, the president of the far-left New Jersey Policy Perspective think tank, on this Friday’s edition of All Things Considered, Save Jerseyans. The topics? Matt and Gordon mixed it up over a massive potential gas tax hike for New Jersey commuters as well as Chris Christie’s plan to equalize Garden State public school funding…. TO LISTEN GO TO Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Agent Gilberto Colón-Leon, Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, June 13, 2016 RELATED: BLUE LINE Agent Gilberto Colón-Leon was shot and killed when he took action during a robbery attempt while off duty at approximately 2:00 am. He was taking a friend home when multiple subjects approached them at the intersection of Calle Santiago Iglesias and Calle Ruiz Belvis, in Coamo, and attempted to rob them. Agent Colón-Leon was shot multiple times when he attempted to draw his weapon and take action. The subjects fled the scene after shooting him but were arrested approximately two weeks later and charged with murder. Agent Colón-Leon had served... Read more →

Imprisoned abortion doc Kermit Gosnell sues Philadelphia DA, Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Writing from the Pennsylvania prison where he's serving three consecutive life terms, former West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and the Philadelphia Daily News. The typed 14-page document, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, contends that public comments… Read more →

Department of Health Encourages HIV Testing as part of National HIV Testing Day Observance

New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett is encouraging residents to get tested for HIV as part of annual National HIV Testing Day on June 27. "Testing is critical to determine your HIV status. Early detection is key to managing the disease,” Commissioner Bennett said. “Some people are living with HIV and do not know it. They risk not receiving the medical care they need to stay healthy and unknowingly passing HIV to others.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated one in eight people in the U.S. who have HIV are unware... Read more →

The Suspicious Unsolved Death of Carol Reiff June, 2013

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester Township Police Department are continuing to investigate the 2013 suspicious death of a Gloucester Township woman and released a new video about the case. The body of 59-year-old Carol Reiff was found in a wooded area in the Lakeview Apartments on Lower Landing Road on June 24, 2013. Reiff, who lived at the apartment complex, was last heard from the night of June 20, 2013. The circumstances surrounding Reiff’s death remain undetermined. The cause and manner of her death are listed as pending. Though Reiff’s death has not been ruled a homicide by... Read more →

Christie: Some urban schools would close under school funding plan

TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie said that his new school "fairness formula" would likely result in the shuttering of many urban schools which get more state aid but deliver below-average graduation rates and test scores. On Tuesday, the governor had announced a plan to radically reapportion state educational aid provide a uniform $6,599 per student for… Read more →

Klayman fighting threat of GOP-convention coup

A prominent activist who launched Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch sued in federal court to require the GOP to choose its 2016 presidential nominee based on the decisions of voters and now is fighting to keep that case alive. WND reported several months ago when attorney Larry Klayman filed a complaint in Leon County Circuit Court… Related articles Let's not make the same mistake as Europe! Party unity discussed at MN GOP Convention Cruz Scores Big in This State GOP Convention 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment in Larry Klayman v. City Pages, et al Trump wins Washington... Read more →

What's new at the Jersey Shore this summer: A town-by-town guide

Part of the allure of summers at the Jersey Shore is the consistency: year after year families return to the same neighborhoods where they eat at the same restaurants, shop at the same stores and sunbathe at the same beaches. But, like the coastline itself, the business community along the Jersey Shore is not static. 5… Read more →


Press release PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 24, 2016)--— Today, Green Justice Philly, the City coalition of environmental, social justice, and community groups, gathered supporters at City Hall today to encourage Mayor Jim Kenney to protect local communities from toxic pollution, and to show leadership in the fight against climate change, by publicly opposing a plan to expand the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in South Philly. Green Justice Philly and over 100 supporters delivered an invitation to Mayor Kenney to oppose the proposal to expand the PES Southport refinery. The company wants to build an oil import/export terminal, which would mean... Read more →