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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... 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.... 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... Read more →


N.J.TROOPERS RESPOND TO WRONG ADDRESS FOR 911 CALL, SHOOT OCCUPANT ACCIDENTALLY

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... 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... 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 →


GLOUCESTER COUNTY PROSECUTOR OFFICE SUMMER INTERNS TRY A MOCK TRIAL

WOODBURY N.J. JULY 29, 2016-- High school summer interns with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, after conducting a mock courtroom trial today (7/28). The 14-year-old GCPO intern program introduces teenagers to police and prosecutorial work as an educational experience and as a possible career option. A culminating activity in the month-long program is a mock trial in which students play the parts of prosecutors, defense lawyers and witnesses. Woman at center of picture: Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Michelle Jeneby, who performed the role of trial... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Pratt Institute Congratulates N.J. Students who Graduated with the Class of 2016

Pratt Institute logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BROOKLYN, NY (07/29/2016)-- Pratt Institute congratulates nealy 1,000 new alumni who were awarded degrees at the Institute's 127th Annual Commencement ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on May 17, 2016. Ariel Davis of Marlton (08053) received a degree in UG Communications Design. Jacob Gavigan of Vineland (08361) received a degree in Grad Center for Planning. Erin Kelly of Collingswood (08107) received a degree in UG Communications Design. Jennifer MacQuade of Mount Laurel (08054) received a degree in Photography. Christie... 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... Read more →


Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel restaurant to permanently close, pier to close for years

| pilotonline.com The unique pit stop that is Island 1 on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel will dramatically change next year when construction of a new tube permanently closes the causeway's long-standing restaurant. The entire island will close to drivers for nearly five years as a new parallel tunnel on the Thimble Shoals channel is added, starting Oct. 1, 2017. That means no access to the Sea Gull Fishing Pier, which will also be closed during the tunnel's construction. For many visitors approaching from the north,... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

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... Read more →


WATCH: CAMDEN'S MURDER RATE MORE THAN DOUBLED FOR 2016 | NJTV NEWS

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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →


N.J. Students Attending Colgate University Named to Dean's List

Colgate University Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HAMILTON, NY (07/29/2016)-- The Dean's Award for academic excellence is awarded to students with a 3.30 or higher term average. The following students have earned Dean's Award recognition for the spring 2016 semester. Middle Township High School graduate Ryan Hildebrandt, a Japanese major in the Colgate Class of 2017, from Cape May Court House (08210), NJ William Penn Charter School graduate Eliza Jacobs, a Math Economics major in the Colgate Class of 2019, from Cherry Hill (08003), NJ Moorestown... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP LIBRARY SEPTEMBER EVENTS

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 http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/events 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,... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA ZOO ON WHEELS CAPTIVATES STUDENTS AT GREY NUN ACADEMY

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →