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July 2016

Patricia DiMartinis of Glendora, formerly of Mt. Ephraim

Patricia DiMartinis (nee Angelastro), on July 29, 2016, of Glendora; formerly of Mt. Ephraim. Age 74. Beloved mother of Nicholas DiMartinis (Andrea), Patricia DiMartinis, and Christopher DiMartinis (Jamie). Loving grandmother of Brianna, Christopher, Alexis, Angelina, and Anthony. Dear sister of Robert Angelastro (Kathy) and Debra Angelastro. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Patricia retired from Salon Escada in Marlton. She was also an active parishioner with St. Rita Parish in Bellmawr and Sacred Heart Church in Camden. There will be a viewing from 8:15 to 10:15am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to Sacred Heart Church, 1729 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104. Read more →

Lawrence J. Schmidt of Bellmawr, age 87; formerly of Audubon

Lawrence J. Schmidt, on July 30, 2016, of Bellmawr, formerly of Audubon. Age 87. Beloved husband of Dolores of 56 years. Loving father of Elaine(William) Martorano and Gary (Sharon). Caring grandfather of Billy, Angela, Melissa, and Matthew. Brother of Catherine, the lates Malene, Marie, Barbara, Joan, John, Charles, and Robert. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Lawrence proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean War. There will be a viewing from 8:15 to 10:15am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral mass 11am at Saint Joachim Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church 20 Braisington Ave, Bellmawr. Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum. Read more →

Carl M. Heimerl, GHS Alumnus, Retired Union Member of Carpenters and Drywall Finishers

Carl Mark Heimerl age 63, of Mantua Township "Sewell" passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at home. Born in Audubon, he was a son of Joseph Heimerl and Annie (nee Teears). Carl was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1972, and retired from the Philadelphia Carpenters Union Local 1050 & Drywall Finishers Union Local 1955. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, music and was a practical joker. Most of all he loved his family and adored his granddaughter. He is survived by his wife Marilyn (nee Campise), his children: Craig Heimerl, Keith Heimerl, Julia Heimerl & fiance Paul Vennell, all of Sewell, his granddaughter, Mia Heimerl. Also survived by his mother Annie Heimerl, his brothers: Frank, Mark (Phyllis) Heimerl, of Gloucester City, and his sisters: Claire Lorraine of Woodbury Heights, & JoAnne Heimerl of Gloucester City. Family & friends may visit from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday,... Read more →


New Jersey State Police Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release UPPER DEERFIELD, N.J. (JULY 30, 2016)– The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting overnight in Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, involving the New Jersey State Police. A trooper exchanged gunfire with a resident, who was wounded in the exchange. According to the preliminary investigation, police dispatchers received a 911 call from a cell phone shortly before 11:30 p.m. last night, but the caller hung up before contact was made. An attempt was made to trace the cell phone so that officers could check on the well-being of the caller, and the call appeared to have been placed from the address where the shooting occurred in the 300 block of Centerton Road in Upper Deerfield Township. That was later determined to be incorrect, but at the time, two state troopers from... Read more →

Wait What? Hillary: Director Comey Said I Was Telling The Truth About Email | Weasel Zippers

Weasel Zippers | Scouring the bowels of the internet | This is typical Clinton. No, he didn’t say any such thing, his evidence showed repeatedly that she was lying about the email. What he did say was he had no reason to believe that she wasn’t truthful in the 3 hour interview his people had with her. (photo Fox News) Via Daily Caller: Hillary Clinton on Sunday insisted that FBI Director James Comey said that her answers to the American public regarding her handling of emails containing classified information were truthful, but this was disputed by host Chris Wallace. “The emails… I want to ask you about just one aspect of them, and that’s what you told the American people,” Wallace said to the Democratic nominee on “Fox News Sunday.” Fox then played three separate clips in which Clinton said she did not send or receive any classified material via... Read more →

Atlantic City Ends Spat with Christie; Agreed to Accepting Your Money to 'Bail Them Out'

PHILADELPHIA -- Atlantic City is finally set to receive a long-awaited loan from the state to stay afloat as it searches for ways to fix its finances, once again staving off the threat of bankruptcy and ending yet another spat with Gov. Chris Christie. The terms, though, are steep: If the struggling Jersey Shore gambling town… Read more →

More of Your Money for Camden; U.S. providing $16M for waterfront development

Related: Mega Bucks for Camden Related: A Giant Black Hole for Taxpayers Bucks PHILADELPHIA -- The city of Camden will get $16.2 million in federal funds to rebuild a network of streets north of the Ben Franklin Bridge in an attempt to enhance economic development in the area. The money will support city and state efforts to redevelop the Camden waterfront. The White House announced the grant Friday under… Read more →

Mt. Rushmore of Philly Sports Icons: Jimmy Rollins

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet The final piece of the Mt. Rushmore of Philly Sports Icons is here. Allen Iverson, Brian Dawkins and Harry Kalas are already there and now it’s time to reveal the final piece. Jimmy Rollins, “J-Roll” A second round pick in the 1996 MLB Draft, Rollins was a born franchise player. Rollins was in the Minor Leagues till 2001 and the Phillies were in desperate need of him. The 2000 Phillies season was disastrous, 65-97 and dead last in the NL East. Than a ray of sun shined through the clouds and Rollins was called up the next season. The Phillies would see three losing seasons during Rollins tenure with the Phillies; 2002, 2013 and 2014. They also never finished worse than third in the NL East up until the 2013 season. Rollins’ individual achievements speaks for itself. Where do you start when talking about his accolades?... Read more →

Joseph A. Berkley of Runnemede age 20; Active in Local Sports

Joseph A. Berkley August 06, 1995 - July 26, 2016 Joseph A. Berkley, suddenly, on July 26, 2016, of Runnemede, formerly of Glendora. Age 20. Beloved son of Joseph Berkley and Shellee Trupo (nee Kahana) and her husband Bruce. Loving brother of Gabriella Trupo and Bruce Trupo, Jr. Dear grandson of Robert and Jeanne Kahana and the late Anthony and Maryanne Berkley. Godson of Carol Yauger and the late Kenneth Berkley. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Joe was an avid sports fan and played many sports when he was younger. He played football for Gloucester Twp. Stallions, baseball with Glendora Little League, soccer in Williamstown and wrestling for Glen Landing Middle School. Joe was very adventurous and loved animals and the outdoors. There will be a viewing from 6 to 9pm Sunday eve and 9 to 10am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am... Read more →

LOVE YOUR MONEY: Subsidizing Sand Castles

July 29, 2016 Weekly Wastebasket Volume: XXI No. 30 Fun in the sun may be costing you more than you think. A sobering fact: If you go to a beach along the East or Gulf Coasts this summer, chances are you’ll have paid for some of that sand on which you lay your blanket. Many beaches have not been sculpted for free by Mother Nature but constructed with tax dollars by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In reality, the forces of the ocean overpower those of man and in most cases that sand – and dollars – washes out to sea. The federal sand-pumping program began in earnest in the 1960s. Projects are typically authorized for 50 years and include several “renourishments” over time. An early federal project, Carolina Beach, NC, was first authorized in 1965 and has had 26 separate episodes of beach renourishment, costing more than $73... Read more →

Burlington County Mosquito Commission has mosquito prevention tips

With the threat of mosquito borne illnesses, check out the tips below from the Burlington County Mosquito Commission & Health Department. Mosquito-Proof Your Yard WATER +7 DAYS = MOSQUITOES Habitat Checklist Use this checklist to help you find and eliminate all the places that mosquitoes breed around your home. Any container that holds water can be a home for mosquito larvae. After 7 days, larvae will emerge as adult mosquitoes. Remember to stay vigilant and to keep containers free of standing water all year long. COMMON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS  Buckets Empty buckets and turn them over.  Garbage cans and recycling bins Drill drainage holes in the bottoms of garbage cans and bins, keep covered and dispose of recycling weekly.  Tarps, plastic bags and sheets Keep tarps tight and refit them if water collects. BUILDING STRUCTURES  Gutters Keep gutters clean and properly pitched.  Flexible downspout extensions Pitch... Read more →

Guess Who Paid for the Political Conventions ???

Political hangover: Conventions are over, bill goes to taxpayers By M.D. Kittle | Pennsylvania Watchdog PHILADELPHIA – The major parties’ political pep rallies may be over, but the costs live on for American taxpayers. While the 113th Congress in 2014 eliminated the 40-year-old Presidential Election Campaign Fund – and the $18-plus million that went to each party committee for its convention, the 114th Congress passed a law giving a combined $100 million – $50 million to each committee – to cover security costs. Undisclosed is the money the Secret Service spends to protect the nominees and their families and President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and the first and second ladies. Photo by ON GUARD: An army of police provided tight security in and around the Wells Fargo Center at this week’s Democratic convention. Here, police move media and others through a security checkpoint with metal detectors. Several... Read more →

Delaware State Parks accepting applications for the 2016/2017 Veterans Conservation Corps

West Loockerman Street in downtown Dover, Delaware (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Applicants must be members of the military, veterans or family members DOVER DELAWARE (July 29, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2016/2017 Veterans Conservation Corps – an AmeriCorps National Service program. This year, the program has been awarded an increase in funding, from five member positions last year to 15 member positions this year. Under the program, members commit to a year of service in Delaware’s 16 state parks, and receive a bi-weekly stipend, health insurance, child care assistance and an education award. They must be at least 18 years old and an active military member, immediate family member of an active military member or military veteran. The program begins Oct. 1, 2016 and runs through Aug. 31, 2017. The Veterans Conservation Corps was put into place in... Read more →

Hillary's Election to Lose Says Iowa State University Political Professor

July 25, 2016 AMES, Iowa – David Andersen, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University, says the presidential election is Hillary Clinton’s to lose. Clinton will officially become the nominee this week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Andersen says his Top 5 strategies for Hillary Clinton are not nearly as critical as the Top 5 recommendations he outlined last week for Donald Trump. 1. Increase favorability: Watch the accompanying video to see why Andersen says Clinton must get people to like her and why that will be no small feat. 2. Run a positive campaign: “Clinton is failing at this right now. If she can run a positive campaign and avoid the temptation to attack Donald Trump, she’s going to look like she’s above the fray. People don’t like Clinton because they don’t trust her and they think she’s a mean person. She doesn’t want... Read more →

Big labor, with big money, big force at Democratic convention

By M.D. Kittle | PENNSYLVANIA WATCHDOG PHILADELPHIA – Big Labor may be a diminishing presence in the American workforce, but it remains a powerful force in the Democratic Party. That union political muscle was on full display Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Names like Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO. And Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. These union chieftans are on hand at this week’s convention to make sure they are getting what they are paying for. “Get on your feet. Let’s change the rules. Let’s take back Congress. Let’s get a pro-worker Supreme Court and let’s elect Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States,” Trumka told a boisterous convention hall. Trumka and his Big Labor friends have spent a combined $93 million thus far in the 2016... Read more →


Vol. 3 No. 6 (July 31, 2016) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Homegrown terror cell Garth - 29th June 2016 CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Read more →


Related: Mega Bucks for Camden Related: A Giant Black Hole for Taxpayers Bucks By Brenda Flanagan Correspondent As well-heeled delegates and guests lined up for the DNC concert “Camden Rising” headlining Lady Gaga at the waterfront BB&T Pavilion, Jose Leon burned branches in his backyard across town and talked about Camden’s rising murder rate. “People popping up dead out of nowhere,” he said. Leon recalled the lurid aftermath of Camden’s first murder this year: 13-year-old Nate Plummer Jr. shot multiple times in the back with a .38 caliber revolver on Line Street. “It was horrible because first expression was he’s a little kid. Know what I mean? I got a 13-year-old,” Leon said. CLICK LINK TO CONTINUE RELATED: Philadelphia Democratic Convention Photos Related articles Occupy protests heat up; 4 arrested in LA - USA Today Philly Hosting Democrat Convention Camden's Murder Rate Rises Again Two years of the Camden County... Read more →

Obituary | Catherine E. Laneader of Audubon Park

Catherine E. Laneader (nee Weeks), on July 28, 2016, of Audubon Park. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Raymond E. Laneader. Devoted mother of Rosie Laneader, Raymond Laneader Jr. (Dorothy), Alice Lorenzo (Ron), and Cheryl Laneader. Loving Mommom of Erin Albert (Justin), Jessie Crinite (Joseph), Alex Laneader, and Evan Laneader and great grandmother of Mark & Nicholas Crinite. Dear sister of Christina Bardascino (Joseph) and Robert Weeks. Also survived and loved by many nieces, nephews, and extended family. There will be a visitation from 10am to 11:30am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 11:30am at the funeral home. Inurnment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to Lighthouse Hospice, 1040 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Related articles Joseph Halliwell, Jr. of Bellmawr, Vietnam Army Veteran, Teamster Local 107 and 676 Charles A. Strawhacker, of Runnemede, WW II... Read more →

James E. Quinlan Jr. of Bellmawr, age 56; Funeral Services Monday at St. Mary's Church

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) James E. Quinlan Jr., on July 27, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 56. Beloved son of Margaret (nee Holwell) and the late James Quinlan Sr. Devoted brother of Theresa Zimmerman (John), Daniel (Donna), Colleen Foster (Bill), and Dana (Tony Smith). Dear uncle of ten and great uncle of ten. Loving best friend of Josie. Jimmy was not just a son, brother, uncle and friend to his family but, a protector, a comedian, a guide and an "I always got your back" kinda guy. He was an avid college football fan. If he wasn't sitting in his favorite chair at home celebrating the Fighting Irish. You could find him bowling a 300 at the West Brook Bowling Alley or just listen for his contagious and outrageous laugh that we all loved. He has taught us innumerable lessons, but the best ones were to stay in touch with those you... Read more →

Officer Down: San Diego Police Officer JD DeGuzman; Another Officer in Serious Condition

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. JULY 28,2016--Police Officer JD DeGuzman, age 46 was shot and killed as he and his partner conducted a stop near the intersection of Acacia Grove Way and 38th Street at approximately 11:00 pm. While making contact with the subjects, both officers were shot in the upper body. Responding backup officers transported Officer DeGuzman to a nearby hospital in a patrol car, but he succumbed to his wounds a short time later. His partner was also transported to a local hospital in serious condition. One subject was arrested a short time later. A second subject fled to a nearby house where he currently remains barricaded. Officer DeGuzman had served with the San Diego Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the Gang Unit. He is survived by his wife and two children. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Chief... Read more →

Commentary: N.J. Senate Sides with Christie and Sells Out Clean Water

N.J. Sierra Club The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued their Administrative Order to implement their Flood Hazard Rules with some of the changes from the Concurrent Rule. The DEP has already signed their hazardous Flood Hazard Rules into effect, allowing developers to gain permits under these weak rules that will be active even if we can get better rules in the future. Even with this Administrative Order, the Flood Hazard Rules will still increase pollution and flooding in New Jersey. “The Senate has sold out our clean water to the Christie Administration by supporting this Administrative Order. This was an excuse not to block the Flood Hazard Rules from going into place. This was a dirty deal for dirty water. This AO does nothing to fix the Flood Hazard Rules and will still allow a significant rollback of water protections and increase flooding and pollution across the state. The... Read more →

Meet the Dems' Million Dollar Jersey Boy Transforming Camden | Fox Business

Norcross is a multimillionaire businessman who serves as executive chairman at Conner Strong & Buckelew, one of the nation's premiere insurance, risk management and employee benefits consulting firms as well as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System and Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. He also helped to open MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, one of the top cancer treatment hospitals in the country. "A lot of great thing are happening in Camden. The city has been the most violent and the most poor in the country but in the last several years as a result of a wide variety of things involving public safety, public education and health initiatives, the city is starting to make a dramatic change," he adds. And he wants everyone to see the changes happening, especially delegates at the Democratic National Convention, by hosting one of the largest entertainment... Read more →

S.J. Police Departments Honored at Appreciation Breakfast at Kennedy University Hospital

Washington Township, NJ, July 29, 2016 – Police officers from seven South Jersey municipalities were invited to an Appreciation Breakfast at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, NJ, on July 29th. The two-hour event was a way for hospital staff to personally thank area police officers for their hard work and dedication in serving the community and Kennedy. Shown here at the Appreciation Breakfast are several officers from the Washington Township Police Department, along with various Kennedy staff members. Standing, from left: Washington Township Clinical Director of Emergency Services Patricia Madden; police Capt. Rob Sims; police Capt. Rob Borkowski; police Capt. Steve Rolando; Kennedy Security Officer George Crocker; Kennedy – Washington Township Chief Administrative Officer Jim Mullen; Kennedy – Washington Township Emergency Department Medical Director, Dr. Thomas Wetjen; Kennedy – Washington Township Patient Experience Director Dean Auer; Kennedy Corporate Pharmacy Director Ken Bevenour; and Police Chief Rafael Muniz. Seated, from... Read more →

WATCH: Finding Solace FBI Crisis Response Canines Help Victims Cope With Tragedy

photos provided/press release English Labrador Retrievers Wally and Giovanni (Gio) are the newest members of the FBI's Victim Assistance Rapid Deployment Team. After the mass terrorist shooting in San Bernardino, California, the FBI’s Victim Assistance Rapid Deployment Team was among the first to respond. The multidisciplinary group consisted of victim specialists, analysts, and special agents all trained in responding to mass casualty events. While in San Bernardino, they connected grieving victims and their families to a variety of support services during the course of the investigation. But when it came to providing relief and comfort, the team relied on two English Labrador Retrievers for help. Wally and Giovanni are the FBI’s new crisis response canines. They are part of a pilot program recently launched by the Bureau’s Office for Victim Assistance (OVA). According to OVA Assistant Director Kathryn Turman, the dogs are an additional way her team can help victims... Read more →


VOORHEES, N.J. – Calendar of Events Listings for September 2016 at Gloucester Twp. organized by age groups Camden County Library System GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP BRANCH Call for registration at the Gloucester Twp. Branch (856) 228-0022 or register online at Adult Programs September 2016 Color me Serene Adult Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Coloring Books- not just for kids! Relax and enjoy the soothing benefits of coloring. We offer soft music and a tranquil atmosphere. Materials supplies Bowling the Wii Way Adult Fridays, Sept. 9, 23, 3 p.m. Beginners are welcome as we bowl and play Wii games for fun and exercise. Camden County Community Directory Seminar Adult Monday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. The Resource COMPASS is a web-based directory that will allow the community to access information such as, State and County information relevant to family success, referrals to connected services and programs and much more. Please join us for... Read more →


Polar Bear at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Zoo’s STEM-based Program Supports Science Curriculum and Biome Studies in The Academy’s Lower Division July 29, 2016 -- Yardley, PA -- Visitors from the Philadelphia Zoo awed Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade students on site at Grey Nun Academy during the school’s end-of-year STEM event. Specimens from each of the four levels of the tropical rainforest biome were present, including giant insects living underground to vibrant-colored tropical birds that soar high above. Two ambassadors from the Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels education program introduced the young learners to a variety of living organisms that make their home in the equatorial climate zone of Central and South America. Students were introduced to some unusually large insects, followed by members of the reptile family, including a giant tortoise and non-venomous constrictor snake. A fragile tree frog remained inside its protective container, while a beautiful... Read more →

Language learning for all needs from ESL to business and vacation travel

VOORHEES, NJ – July 22, 2016 -- The Camden County Library System now is offering patrons free access to Rosetta Stone® for those who want to learn a different language. Whether library card members are looking to learn a brand new language, further their ESL learning as non-native English speakers or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone® Library Solution from EBSCO Information Services is a perfect solution. This vital resource includes 30 languages (from Arabic to Vietnamese) to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more. Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 22,000 schools and 12,000 businesses have trusted for over 20 years. The award-winning interactive approach has been used... Read more →

GTPD Crime Stoppers- Aggravated Assault by Auto Chik Fil A (SOLVED, ARREST MADE)

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP N.J. --On July 23,2016, at approximately 3:01 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department were dispatched to Chic-Fil-A, 481 Berlin-Cross Keys Road, for the report of a pedestrian motor vehicle crash involving injuries. Upon officers arrival they discovered that a young adult female had been the victim of a strong armed robbery and was struck by the fleeing vehicle and dragged approximately thirty feet under the vehicle. The victim had extensive injuries to her head, face and body. She was immediately rendered medical attention at the scene and transported to a local hospital for advanced medical care. The Gloucester Township Police Department then began an intense investigation in an attempt to identifiy the suspect of the robbery and fleeing vehicle. Police units then began to canvas the area over the next twenty-four hours and located the suspect vehicle abandoned in a nearby neighborhood. Through further investigation and video footage,... Read more →

Columbia Citizens Can Enroll Online to Enter the United States

Release Date: July 27, 2016 WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the expansion of Global Entry to citizens of Colombia. Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Colombian citizens can begin applying for Global Entry through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website. Colombia becomes the first country in South America and the eighth country overall whose citizens will be eligible to enroll in Global Entry. “CBP is excited to expand our partnership with Colombia by offering our flagship Trusted Traveler Program to Colombian citizens,” said Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. “We’re confident that together, CBP and Colombia can enhance security and facilitate travel between our two countries and together transform the international arrivals process to make it more secure, efficient, and welcoming.” Currently available at 49 U.S. airports and 13 Preclearance locations, Global Entry streamlines the international arrivals process at... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 18-24

Reminder for the week: Fishing license required for fishing, crabbing and clamming in Delaware waters DOVER (July 29, 2016) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between July 18-24 made 2,482 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 258 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 56 complaints and issued 38 citations. This week, with an expanded Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continuing to be deployed as a deterrent, no citations were issued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail. Incidents of note: · On July 20, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police cited Thomas W. Watson, 67, of Milton, for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) at... Read more →

Dwight I. Qawi Jr. Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder of Glassboro Woman

English: East Jersey State Prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WOODBURY N.J. JULY 29, 2016--Dwight I. Qawi Jr., (DOB 1/19?84), of Mays Landing NJ was sentenced Friday (7/29) to 13 years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to a charge of attempted murder of a woman he had a relationship with by punching and kicking her at a Glassboro NJ convenience store on 7/31/15, causing serious head injuries. Separately, Qawi was sentenced to a three-year state prison term for failure to notify police of an address change, which is required under Megan’s law for sex offenders, that sentence to run concurrently with the 13-year term. Qawi must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker said. Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Steven Salvati asked for the plea agreement to be enforced on what he called very serious charges, noting the defendant’s... Read more →


Pennsylvania Game Commission logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HARRISBURG, PA - JULY 28, 2016--The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners met today in Harrrisburg. Meeting highlights follow. AMENDED DRONE BAN ADOPTED The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today took action to better protect wildlife from unnecessary disturbances on game lands and other property controlled by the Game Commission. The board voted unanimously to prohibit on Game Commission-controlled property the operation, control, launching or retrieval of drones. The recreational flying of drones rapidly has gained in popularity, and as it has, the number of cases where drones have caused concern for wildlife has increased as well. During the snow-goose migration season at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area this year, for instance, Game Commission staff detected at least five instances where drones disturbed wildlife. In one case, a drone was flown into an off-limits propagation area that serves as a sanctuary for resting waterfowl,... Read more →


July 29, 2016 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Pemberton Township Police Chief David Jantas announced today that a Browns Mills teenager was charged with fatally shooting an acquaintance early yesterday morning. Nelven Salas, 18, of the 100 block of Rugby Street in Pemberton Township, was charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter for the death of Davon Coleman, also 18. Salas was additionally charged with possession of a handgun without a permit and hindering apprehension. The investigation revealed that Salas and Coleman were in a detached garage with a third individual at that individual’s residence in the 300 block of Bayberry Street yesterday morning when the shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. Coleman was pronounced dead a short time later at Deborah Hospital in Pemberton Township. The shooting was initially reported to police as having occurred during an assault on Coleman, Salas and the... Read more →

The History of the United States, as Told by Young Democrats

Katrina Trinko / @KatrinaTrinko PHILADELPHIA—Young Democrats appear to be part of the coalition championing that dictum from William Faulkner: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” I expected the youth caucus meeting at the Democratic National Convention, which I attended Wednesday, to focus almost entirely on current liberal concerns such as student loans, jobs, LGBT issues, and climate change. (Given the near absolute lack of mentions of terrorism on the convention’s main stage, I wasn’t so naïve that I expected any talk about the Islamic State terrorists or national security.) But this was no MSNBC event, and far from leaning forward, two of the three participants on a panel went on extended diatribes about the United States’ history to a room with enough empty chairs to satisfy an army of Clint Eastwoods. Sitting about half a mile from Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution... Read more →

Flemington Post 159 over Brooklawn Post 72 7-1, to win NJ American Legion Baseball state title

MOODY PARK EWING N.J. July 29, 2016--Flemington beat Brooklawn Post 72, the six-time defending state champions, 7-1, to win the Indians second state title Friday night at Moody Park. Behind six shutout innings from Busher, who worked in and out of trouble masterfully all night with the help of his defense, Flemington held the powerful Brooklawn lineup at bay all night. Flemington now advances to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament, where the Indians will open up play Wednesday at 12:30 against the Pennsylvania champion in the double-loss elimination tournament. read more RELATED : Brooklawn Related articles Brooklawn Lives to Play Another Day Brooklawn Takes First Game of the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Tyler Mondile Pitched a Good Game Brooklawn's Bats Come Alive in the 7th, Score 6 Runs; Final Brooklawn 9, Northhampton 3 Read more →

N.J. Senate Committee Passes Gas Tax Deal, But Christie Still Won't Sign It

TRENTON -- In the ongoing road funding battle, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Friday advanced legislation raising the tax on gasoline sold in New Jersey by 23 cents and offering tax breaks to seniors, veterans and the working poor. But the vote -- 8-4 with one abstention -- could be in vain if Democrats… Read more →

WATCH : Gloucester Township Resident Protest Tax Hike at Council Meeting

x Comment from resident 11 people sat there and watched these senior citizens pleading for their livelihood and showed little concern. Property values go down and their taxes go up. My mother and father-in-law both live in Blackwood and received enormous tax hikes. They are on fixed incomes and their tax freeze went right back to Gloucester Township taxes. The schools are a disgrace and the performance levels are abysmal. Houses are foreclosing left and right and getting boarded up. Homeowners assessments are outrageous compared to what the houses are worth. What exactly are you doing for the tax payers? For those on a fixed budget. Social Security didn't give a COL increase and yet you somehow think that by increasing their taxes, things will get better. I grew up in Gloucester Township, graduated from Highland, and now raising kids here but the minute my son graduates, we are going... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Detective Bureau Investigating 56 Open Cases; 10 Cases Solved

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. July 29, 2016-- Gloucester City police conducted (42) traffic stops and (240) property/business checks during the past week according to the recent crime report released today. Officers made (12) arrests, investigated (7) motor vehicle crashes, (8) domestic disputes and impounded (1) abandoned vehicle. Officers issued (25) criminal charges and (24) traffic citations. The Detective Bureau is currently investigating (56) open cases. Sixteen new investigations were initiated during this time period and 10 cases were closed. In other matters, July 22nd. (9:55 am)An officer responded to Gloucester Iron and Metal on Stinsman Avenue for a report of criminal mischief. Sometime overnight, unknown person(s) spray painted the business sign and billboards on the property. The investigation is ongoing. July 22nd. (11:45 pm)An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Essex Street for a report of excessively loud music. Upon arrival, the officer witnessed the city... Read more →

CNB Business News | National Chicken Wing Day: Where to Find the 20 Best Wings in N.J.

Wings, wings, wings, I can't get enough of them. One of my three desert island foods, along with ribs and donuts. I had wings for dinner the other night, and not to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day, which is today. I just love wings - at a restaurant or bar, or at home, done my way,… Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Seizes $26K in Unreported Currency from Greece-Bound Travelers

Release Date: July 28, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than $26,000 from a Greece-bound couple who violated federal currency reporting regulations at Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday. There is no limit to how much currency travelers can import or export; however, federal law requires travelers to report to CBP amounts exceeding $10,000 in U.S. dollars or equivalent foreign currency. During an outbound inspection, the couple reported verbally and in writing that they possessed $17,000. During an inspection, CBP officers discovered multiple envelopes that contained a combined $27,052. CBP officers provided the couple a humanitarian release of $501 and seized the remaining $26,551. Officers released the couple to continue their travel to Greece. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers enforce U.S. laws on arriving and departing international travelers. (File photo) “Customs and Border Protection officers afforded these travelers multiple opportunities to truthfully report their currency,... Read more →

Kennedy Health Sponsors September 25th Jazz Brunch Cruise on the Hudson

End summer on a high note with a cruise on the Hudson River Sunday, September 25th. Sponsored by Kennedy Health, you’ll take in the New York skyline and iconic landmarks while listening to live jazz during this fun-filled day. Hot and cold buffet served with free glass of champagne. Motorcoach transportation provided, departing at 10 a.m. from Kennedy University Hospital, 18 E. Laurel Rd., in Stratford. Price includes admission to One World Observatory after the cruise. Cost: $165; children 12 and under: $125. Bus driver gratuity included. Call Joanne Esposito at 856/261-3976 to sign up. # # # About Kennedy: Kennedy is a health services delivery system serving the communities of southern New Jersey. Kennedy meets the community’s healthcare needs at its hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, and at outpatient facilities throughout Camden and Gloucester counties. Kennedy University Hospital is the Principal teaching hospital of... Read more →

Mt. Rushmore of Philly Sports Icons: Harry Kalas

Austin Darrow Allen Iverson and Brian Dawkins are on my Mt. Rushmore of Philly Sports Icons. The final two belong to one franchise, the Philadelphia Phillies. Harry Kalas, “Harry the K” Harry Kalas was the voice behind Phillies baseball up until he passed away in 2009. His voice and home-run calls are mocked today by some of us and even used throughout the stadium during games. When you think of the Phillies, Harry Kalas is a name that pops up every time. He is the Phillies. Kalas started his broadcasting days in 1971 when the Vet opened its doors. He would share the mic with Richie Ashburn, Hall of Famer for the Phillies. The two would create one of the best duos in broadcasting history and they’d be called “Harry and Whitey.” Kalas is one of the most respected announcers in baseball history. His golden voice, personality, enthusiasm and passion... Read more →

Car Burglar Arrested Thanks to Alert Resident

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP N.J. --On 07/26/2016 at approximately 1:59 am, the Gloucester Township Police were conducting enhanced patrol operations in Glendora when police communications received a call from a resident that a male was inside of a vehicle attempting to take items. Additional information received was that the male was reportedly wearing a lighter colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and white shorts.The male then exited the vehicle and got into a dark colored vehicle and was fleeing from the area. As police units arrived on scene and confirmed that a vehicle burglary had occurred. An additional responding officer located a vehicle fitting the description of the fleeing vehicle. The officer followed the vehicle into Deptford were he was able to safely conduct a motor vehicle stop. As the officer approached the vehicle he oberved that the male passenger fit the description of the subject that was reported burglarizing the... Read more →

NJ Sierra Club: Irresponsible TTF Bill Released from Committee

The Senate Budget and Appropriations has released a set of bills that will provide a series of tax cuts for the wealthy as part of the Transportation Trust Fund deal. They will be merging S2412 (Sarlo)/ A10 (Prieto), S2411 (Sarlo) /A11 (Prieto), and A12 (Prieto). These revisions include a 12.5 percent increase in the Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax, a four-cent diesel surcharge and a seven percent tax on non-motor-fuel petroleum products to fund the TTF, which would run out of money on August 10th. Instead of moving forward with the Assembly’s plane to eliminate the sales tax, they will move forward with the Senate’s plan to give a $20 million tax break to motorists and veterans. We believe in a plan to fix the TTF with a gas tax, but this would be on the backs of the middle tax by tying it to two other bills that would... Read more →


MOORESTOWN TOWNSHIP N.J. July 28, 2016 (CNBNewsnet)—Moorestown Police Detectives arrested a Gloucester City resident on Thursday, July 28 on burglary and theft charges. According to the news release following an investigation by Moorestown detectives they arrested Shadeed M. Jordan, (photo provided) age 29 who resides in the 300 unit block of Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, yesterday at his home. He was charged with the burglary and theft of a residence located in the 200 block of Nicholson Drive, Moorestown. Jordan was lodged at Burlington County Jail in default of bail set at $50,000. With 10% down he would be released until his court proceedings. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Related articles Vans, car stolen in burglary at Cedarburg dealership Property manager pocketed $189K in rent payments, authorities say Police investigating whether church burglary suspect is tied to other crimes CNB CRIME: Gloucester City Police Arrest a Burglary... Read more →

EPA Highlights Importance of Updated Standards to Protect the Health of New Jersey Farmworkers

(New York, NY – July 27, 2016) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Denny Doyle from Atlantic Blueberry Company; Assistant Commissioner of Compliance and Enforcement Ray Bukowski from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection; and NJ Farm Loan Manager Ellen Schmidt from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to discuss stronger protections for agricultural workers and pesticide handlers required by the recently updated Worker Protection Standard. EPA finalized new federal regulations in September 2015, which will go into effect in January 2017. Regional Administrator Enck visited the Atlantic Blueberry Farm in Hammonton, NJ today to focus on how the new standards will help NJ farmworkers. “There are approximately 13,000 farmworkers in the state of New Jersey, and every farmworker deserves a safe and healthy work environment,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck. “EPA is committed to reducing the exposure of toxic pesticides to farmworkers... Read more →

All E-Cigarettes Emit Harmful Chemicals, but Some Emit More Than Others

Berkeley Lab study identifies two additional carcinogens not previously reported in e-cigarette vapor. Newswise — While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has pinpointed the source of these emissions and shown how factors such as the temperature, type, and age of the device play a role in emission levels, information that could be valuable to both manufacturers and regulators seeking to minimize the health impacts of these increasingly popular devices. The study, which was published in Environmental Science & Technology, found that the thermal decomposition of propylene glycol and glycerin, two solvents found in most “e-liquids” (the substance that is vaporized by the e-cigarette), leads to emissions of toxic chemicals such as acrolein and formaldehyde. “Advocates of e-cigarettes say emissions are much lower than from conventional cigarettes, so you’re better off using e-cigarettes,” said Berkeley Lab... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Sweeney Says Officials Need to be Honest About Employee's Pension Deficit

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), left, participating in a panel discussion on state pension funding Other panelists, from left, included former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch. State public-employee pension systems across the country are facing a combined $1 trillion in debt, and many states, including New Jersey, aren't… Read more →

The Long Hike to Prison : Fugitive Spent Years Hiding on the Appalachian Trail

FBI FILES: In February 2009, James T. Hammes was called to his employer’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio to answer questions about a possible fraud scheme inside the company. A long-time, respected controller for a family-owned beverage bottling company, Hammes handled all his business division’s vendor accounts and payments. During the interview, conducted by the FBI, Hammes repeatedly denied any knowledge of the fraud. But shortly after he left the company’s headquarters that day for his home in Lexington, Kentucky, the 46-year-old husband and father disappeared without a word. photo provided: The Appalachian Trail runs nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. Hammes was later charged with embezzling more than $8.7 million from his employer over an 11-year period. “Agents recovered boxes of documents at his home that detailed the fraudulent transactions,” said Special Agent Jonathan Jones, one of the investigators who worked the case from the FBI’s Cincinnati Field Office.... Read more →

EPA Proposes $11 Million Toxic Cleanup Plan for the Standard Chlorine Chemical Site on the Hackensack River

The EPA was directed to set standards for radioactive materials under Reorganization Plan No. 3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Public Meeting: Aug. 16 at 7:00 p.m., Kearny Town Hall (New York, N.Y. – July 27, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan to clean up contamination at the Standard Chlorine Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, N.J. The site is part of the N.J. Meadowlands and on the banks of the Hackensack River. Past manufacturing operations by various companies led to extensive contamination of the site with a number of hazardous chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxin. PCBs and dioxin can cause cancer and other health damage. This segment of the cleanup is estimated to cost $11 Million. The EPA will hold a public meeting on August 16 at 7:00 p.m. to explain the proposed plan and hear from the public. The meeting will be... Read more →