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June 2016

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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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. (PhotoSpin.com)] 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →

Honoring the Memory of a Loved One Through Giving

June 23, 2016 /source http://blogs.cooperhealth.org/ 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... 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... 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: http://en.fishki.net 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


PUBLISHED Saturday, January 21, 2012 By CNBNEWS Sports (cnbnews.net) 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... 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... Read more →

STOP THE GAS TAX! The one person you must call NOW to stop a huge NJ gas tax

nj1015.com 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →