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August 2016

Wayne Peters Sr., of Gloucester City; Korean War Veteran, VFW and American Legion Member

Wayne Peters, Sr. , age 83, of Gloucester City, N.J. passed away on August 27, 2016. Wayne was born in Philadelphia, PA and proudly served our Country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a life member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post # 3620, Gloucester City American Legion Post #135, Disabled American Veterans Westmont Chapter 4, AMVETS Post #101 in Delair and member of Marine Corps League. Wayne was a bowler, darts, played shuffle board, pool and enjoyed cooking. He enjoyed listening to music and watching the ships on the Delaware River from his apartment in Gloucester City. Wayne truly enjoyed living his life in his own way to the fullest! Devoted father of Christine Peters, Diane Peters, Wayne Peters, Jr and the late Dawn Peters. Beloved brother of Joan Peters, Phyllis Nonamaker. Predeceased by his siblings: Walter “Bud”, John “Jack”, Russell “Russ”,... Read more →

Mosquito Spraying Sept. 1:

In Cherry Hill, Stratford, Pennsauken, Gloucester City, Collingswood, Runnemede

(August 31, 2016) - The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts. “It is important that you regularly check your yard for the presence of standing water,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Removing standing water where mosquitoes can thrive will protect your family from the pests, and will assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.” The commission will conduct spraying on September 1 from 12 to 6 a.m. in the following locations: Cherry Hill McGill Ave W Miami Ave New York Ave Pennsylvania Ave Edison Ave Virginia Ave Connecticut Ave Massachusetts Ave Rhode Island Ave New Hampshire Ave Vermont Ave Maine Ave Ridge Rd Valley Run Dr Ormond Ave Lamp Post Ln Locust Grove Dr Roanoke Rd... Read more →

Bikers Against Cop Killers wants You to Remember the Fallen

RELATED: BLUE LINE Police officer Joseph Wargo is gone but he's not forgotten. Neither is slain Freemansburg officer Robert Lasso. Or state trooper Bryon Dickson. They'll all be remembered Sept. 3 in a vigil at Fairview Park in Palmer Township hosted by the new group Bikers Against Cop Killers. The group formed last year in Easton, according to Pen… Read more →

CONGRATULATIONS! Gloucester City Police Officer Cassy Pollander, Newest Member of the GCPD

(GCPD photo) GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. AUGUST 30, 2016 (CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Mayor William James administered the oath of office to Cassy Pollander, the newest member of the Gloucester City Police Department at the August 25 council meeting. Pollander, a Gloucester City resident, graduated that day from the Camden County Police Academy . She is a Gloucester City High School alumnus and received her college degree from the West Virginia University. When asked if Pollander was replacing someone, Lt. Steve Burkhardt said, “In recent years, the department has lost many officers to retirement and not all have been replaced. With the addition of Officer Cassy Pollander, we now have 27 officers serving with the department. We are currently working on returning back to our full staffing of 31 officers.” Burkhardt said there are 17 patrolmen, five sergeants (four patrol sergeants and one detective sergeant), two detectives, two lieutenants and one chief. Officer... Read more →

Tired of speeding trucks & buses? Here's one way to put brakes on certain drivers

WASHINGTON -- When that giant truck or bus flies by you on the New Jersey Turnpike, ignoring the road's 65 mph speed limit, there's little you can do except mutter under your breath or shake your fist. If the Obama administration has its way, drivers won't be able to go that fast any more, which officials… Read more →

Latest Crime Report Shows
Gloucester City Police Were Busy

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (AUGUST 31, 2016)--The Gloucester City Police Department recent crime report for the period of August 24 to August 30 revealed that officers conducted 99 traffic stops and 306 property/business checks. Officers made 15 arrests, investigated 9 motor vehicle crashes, 11 domestic disputes and impounded 3 abandoned vehicles. Officers issued 30 criminal charges and 52 traffic citations. Noted arrests and investigations include: August 24th. (5:30 pm)Amanda F. Vansickel (30), a resident of Marlton, was arrested on Broadway at Hudson Street for engaging in prostitution after she approached a Gloucester City Police detective sitting in an unmarked police vehicle. She offered to engage in sexual intercourse with him in exchange for twenty dollars. She was later released. August 25th. (7:31 pm)A traffic stop on Rt. 130 at Market Street resulted in the arrest of the driver, Joseph M. Stranahan (24), a resident of Bellmawr. Mr. Stanahan was arrested on... Read more →


Looking over Barnegat Bay from Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Another Fish Kill Result of Christie Administration Rollbacks Thousands morefish kills were found along the Jersey Shore, this time in Little Egg Harbor. On Saturday, there were between 15,000 and 20,000 small peanut bunker that washed up on several lagoons along Osborn Island in the Great Bay. Like the Keansburg fish kill a week prior, the fish were likely killed due to low dissolved oxygen levels in the Bay, which is the result of poor water quality. These fish kills are a direct result of the Christie Administration’s failure to clean-up our waterways, address over-development and stormwater runoff, while increasing our impact on climate change. At the same time, the Administration has proposed a series of rule proposals that will add more pollution to our waterways throughout the state. “There are more fish kills happening... Read more →

The Presidential Election Will Be Determined By 20 Swing Counties In Linchpin States

Forget Swing States: Published with permission from AlterNet. Americans have heard that the election of the next president will be determined by a few battleground states, with Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania as 2016's leading examples. But what if it's not simply a handful of swing states but swing counties, with less than 500,000 swing voters, that truly matters? That's… Read more →

Emergency Management Drill at Gloucester City High School on Thursday, September 1

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. --The Gloucester City school district announced on Tuesday that there will be a emergency drill on Thursday, September 1, 2016. According to the notice at approximately 10:45AM, the staff of Gloucester City School District will be participating in an emergency management drill. Emergency responders from the Gloucester City Police and Fire Departments as well as other emergency management personnel will be on site at Gloucester City High School to carry out this drill. This exercise will likely produce loud noises (including sirens, mock gun fire, explosions and shouting) and law enforcement and fire rescue activity in and around the High School. All of the activity will be part of the mock exercise and not an actual emergency. All Gloucester City School buildings and grounds will be closed to visitors on Thursday, September 1 from approximately 10:30 AM until 12:45 PM. RELATED: Related: Editorial | N.J. Abbott Program... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Warner Real Estate to Hold Online Auctions for Woodstown Properties

Woodstown,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) August 29, 2016 Warner Real Estate & Auction Company is holding two online only real estate auctions. 39 East Avenue in Woodstown, is a 3 Story, 3 Unit Commercial Building. This is a Turnkey Income Property, as the second floor is currently rented out for $700/mo. and the third floor is currently being rented out for $750/mo. The first floor is a spacious office or could be converted to residential unit (conditional use LC zoning). “This is a wonderful opportunity for an investor or owner/user with GREAT exposure on Route 40!” said Rich Warner, President of Warner Real Estate & Auction. This property is selling at $75,000 or above. Join us for the Property Inspection on Sunday, September 4 from 12:00-1:00PM. The second property available for purchase is located at 57 Reid Street in South River, with an opening bid of only $5,000! This long standing... Read more →

Long live the Mustang: How one Ontario drive-in theatre has stayed alive

The first thing you want to tell everyone about a night at the Mustang is the honking. After you've driven out along Prince Edward County Road in Picton, past the vast wineries and bed-and-breakfasts, from Belleville or Trenton or one of the other towns nearby, and after you've pulled into the grass-and-gravel lot and found a… Read more →

ICE Top 10 human trafficking fugitive arrested in Indiana

MINNEAPOLIS — One of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) 10 most wanted human trafficking fugitives was arrested, by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in Chicago, while he was leaving a hospital in Gary, Indiana, on Friday afternoon. Jamal Moore, 33, is currently wanted in Hennepin County (Minneapolis) Minnesota on a state charge of promoting prostitution of a minor. A bench warrant was issued after Moore failed to appear for a pre-trial court date to face the charge in January 2013. The bench warrant was issued via the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Moore’s arrest Friday resulted from a tip that he had recently checked into a Gary, Indiana hospital under an assumed name. This case was initiated in August of 2012 after information was obtained that a juvenile girl was posted online for the purposes of commercial sex acts. HSI St. Paul and the Minneapolis Police Department, responding... Read more →

A Look Back at the 1991 Talladega Prison Riot

The federal prison in Talladega, Alabama was the site of a 1991 riot in which detainees held 10 federal employees hostage for more than a week. (Bureau of Prisons photo) Twenty-five years ago this month, the FBI—working closely with our partners at the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)—played a crucial role in the successful resolution of a prison riot that ended without loss of life or serious injury to any of the hostages, inmates, or responding federal officers. From August 21 through August 30, 1991, at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Talladega, Alabama, approximately 120 Cuban detainees armed with homemade weapons took seven BOP and three Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) employees hostage. The Talladega detainees—a small portion of the more than 120,000 Cubans who came to the U.S. during a six-month period in 1980 in what was called the Mariel boatlift—were being held on a variety of criminal... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: DEP and N.J. Audubon Contract Keeps Public Out of Sparta Mountain Logging Plan

The DEP made a contract with NJ Audubon that prohibits the release of any documents associated with the Sparta Mountain Forest Stewardship plan. This contract shows the DEP is working with NJ Audubon to deliberately keep the public out of their proposal to log Sparta Mountain. In the contract, DEP is allowing NJ Audubon to use its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification to create a Forest Stewardship plan on behalf of the DEP and provide technical assistance for them during implementation. At the same time, FSC has just issued NJ Audubon violations for their plan to log Sparta Mountain. This plan is not a surprise because it will clear-cut the forest and destroy critical natural resources, violate the objectives and goals of the Highlands Act, and go against the Regional Master Plan (RMP). By trying to keep the public out of receiving information, this contract violates the Public Trust Doctrine... Read more →

Thomas J. Gillespie of Turnersville, Audubon High School Alumnus, Service Advisor for Sears

Thomas Gillespie, on August 28, 2016, of Turnersville. Age 50. Precious and beloved son of Shirley Gillespie. Cherished brother of Cynthia Gillespie. Adored Uncle T.T. of Alexzandria. Also survived by his loving cousins, Donna Sica (Eddie) and Michael Fredrerico, and his best buddies, L.D. Gray (Kerry) and Jimmy Lucas (Judy). Tom graduated from Audubon High School. He loved all sports and was a big fan of Nascar’s Tony Stewart. Tom worked as a service advisor for Sears Auto in Deptford for many years. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Tuesday evening September 6 and from 9:15 to 10:15am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, 13 E. Evesham Road, Runnemede, NJ. Interment private at the request of the family. Read more →

Mosquito Spraying Wednesday in 9 Towns

(August 30, 2016) - The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts. “It is important that you regularly check your yard for the presence of standing water,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Removing standing water where mosquitoes can thrive will protect your family from the pests, and will assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.” The commission will conduct spraying on August 31 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations: Mt. Ephraim Mt. Ephraim Ave Gloucester Ave Warrington Ave Bell Rd Davis Ave Garfield Ave Lincoln Ave Liberty Ave James St White Ave Glover Ave Lake Front St Idora Ave Lake St Lewis St Charles St Reading Ave 3rd Ave Delaware Ave Pennsylvania Ave 2nd... Read more →

Gloucester County Addictions Task Force to sponsor Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Aug. 31

SEWELL N.J.--The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders Addictions Task Force is sponsoring a Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at James G. Atkinson Park Millennium Plaza, Sewell, NJ at 7:30 p.m. August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day a global event held annually to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. The day also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends and remembers those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, "Thousands of people die each year from substance abuse disorders. These individuals come from all walks of life. Gloucester County is not untouched. We want to commemorate those who have lost their lives as well as help bring some sense of community to their families and friends so they realize they are... Read more →

'Batman' Heroin Causing More and More Overdoses

CAMDEN -- Last week, first responders rushed to dozens of calls for people overdosing on heroin. Thankfully, each was revived with a dose -- or sometimes two or more -- of the opiate-blocker naloxone, also called Narcan. According to New Jersey State Police, those overdose victims only reported using one kind of heroin. It's packed in… Related articles 49 overdoses in Camden County due to 'Batman' heroin, police say Overdoses In Camden Tied To Batman-Stamped Heroin, Authorities Warned Several heroin overdoses reported within a couple of hours in Jennings Co. Second Warning: 32 Heroin Overdoses, 3 Fatal Behind the wheel, on street corner, in stairwell: Heroin OD victims found, revived by Camden police Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Christie vetoes $15 an hour minimum wage bill pushed by N.J. Democrats

PENNINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a proposal to boost New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The governor visited a Pennington grocery store to make remarks and announce the veto the legislation. It's the second time during his time as governor that Christie rejected a minimum wage hike sent to him by… Read more →

Kutztown University Announces 2016 Women's Soccer Roster; N.J. Players Listed

PHOTO PROVIDED KUTZTOWN, PA (08/29/2016)-- Kutztown University will have 33 student-athletes representing its women's soccer program for the 2016 season. The Golden Bears were picked fifth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Preseason Poll this season. They went 11-6-1, 11-5 in the PSAC last year and competed in the PSAC Tournament for the eighth straight season. Erik Burstein enters his 10th season at the helm of the KU women's soccer program in 2016. Burstein is the winningest coach in program history and has guided the Kutztown women's soccer program to one of the most nationally-recognizable programs that KU has to offer. KU has appeared in the NSCAA National Poll for the past eight seasons and continues to improve upon the high standard it sets for itself. The 2016 campaign gets underway for the Golden Bears on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Millersville University at 5:30 p.m. The home-opener at Keystone... Read more →

Obamacare In Trouble: Aetna, UnitedHealth Pulling Out, Leaving Customers with Fewer Options

Nearly a third of the country could have just a single company offering plans on their Obamacare exchange next year, according to an analysis this week that says the exodus of big players such as UnitedHealth and Aetna is denting the health law. Competition from multiple insurers was supposed to be a key to the reforms,… Read more →

USCG Training Center To Host Final Sunset Parade

English: Sunset at Sunset Beach in Cape May, NJ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2016 in honor of Cape May County and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, at Training Center Cape May, Sunday, at 6:50 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests should plan on being seated by 6:30 p.m. Sunset Parades are exciting and fun for the entire family; however, children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ceremony. Security will close gate access at 6:40 p.m., so all... Read more →

CNB Crime: Moorestown P.D. Investigating Burglary

MOORESTOWN N.J. AUGUST 30, 2016--Moorestown Police are investigating a residential burglary in the 100 block of Harding Ave. that occurred between 5:30pm on 8/28/16 and 9am on 8/29/16 while the resident was away. Entry was gained by forcing a front window. The burglar(s) took change, jewelry, and rare coins of as yet undetermined value. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at 856-914-3092 or See something suspicious--don't hesitate to call police at 856-234-8300. Your information can be critical to successfully resolving a crime. Call 911 for crimes in progress. Residents are encouraged to go to the Police website to view burglary and general crime prevention information as well as sign up on line for vacation house checks. Read more →

Girlfriend of Philadelphia DA Seth Williams Charged with Slashing Tires

PHILADELPHIA — A woman romantically linked to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was charged Sunday with slashing tires on two city-owned vehicles outside his house. The charges came nine months after the incident and seven months after investigators in Williams' office concluded that the case had been bungled to the point where the opportunity to solve… Read more →

CNB Crime: ICE Arrests Three at-Large Criminal Aliens Released from Philadelphia Custody

English: ICE Special Agents (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) arresting suspects during a raid (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After detainers were not honored PHILADELPHIA AUGUST 26, 2016— Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested three at-large criminal aliens after they were released from local custody when detainers lodged with Philadelphia authorities were not honored. The men have previous convictions for crimes including DUI, aggravated assault, weapons offenses and narcotics manufacturing. The three men arrested were: Marco Arturo Juarez-Ramos, 27, a Mexican national, has a prior DUI conviction and was released from local custody Aug. 18 after posting bail following an Aug. 15 arrest on local charges. He was arrested by ICE in Philadelphia Aug. 24 and will remain in ICE custody pending his removal from the United States. Elvis Velasquez-Roblero, 36, a Mexican national, has prior convictions for aggravated assault and weapons offenses.... Read more →


Glassboro, NJ, August 30th -- Kennedy Health and its STAT Medical Transport subsidiary donated a used van to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County (BGCGC) for the non-profit service organization to use to transport area youths home from its after-school teen programs. The presentation of the van and handing over of its keys, was held at the BGCGC’s Glassboro Club House on Tuesday, August 30th. Dozens of youngsters who are part of the non-profit organization’s summer program were on hand for the event. According to BGCCC Executive Director Robert C. Taylor, the van – a 2008 Ford E-350 that seats 12 passengers --will be used to transport youth in its various youth programs. After-school programs at the three BGCGC locations (Glassboro, Woodbury and Paulsboro) run until 8 p.m. and “the ability to transport more teens at night provides a safe passage to and from the program.” Taylor noted... Read more →

Obituary: James A. Lance, age 55 of Blackwood section of Gloucester Township

On August 27, 2016. Of Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. Cherished father of Lace E. Lance. Beloved brother of John Lance, Debbie Mullen, Nadine Sloan, Georgine Bruschi, George Lance, Donald Lance and the late Arthur Lance. Devoted grandfather of 4. James was born in Woodbury and worked as a plumber for Moore’s Garage in Blackwood. At the request of the family, cremation is private and there will be no services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of James A. Lance. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Related articles Ray L. Lex, 86, Lifetime Member of the Union Fire Dept., Chestnut House Restaurant Owner CNB ARCHIVES:Cheers and Jeers for the month of May (2009) Read more →

Obituary: Eugene Wachsman, age 70 of Audubon, formerly of West Deptford

On August 20, 2016. Age 70. Eugene was employed by Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County where he worked for many years as a nurse. He later worked at several area nursing homes. Burial in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Bridgeton McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 / Related articles Services Held for Pastor Gary Brennan of the Colonial Manor UMC, Gloucester High Alumnus Colin Gerald Fitzpatrick, age 23, of Boca Raton Florida, Gloucester City High School Alumnus Maria A. Meyers Mariann "Mare" Cahill's Life Celebration Sunday at the Gloucester Heights Community Center Eunice A. Husk Read more →

A Look at the Gloucester Township Lions Football Program

Nick Wright, President South Jersey United Football League One visit to the Gloucester Township Lions facility at Lakeland Memorial Park and I am fully convinced that the South Jersey United Football League (SJUFL) is lucky to have gained such an incredible program. The Lions bring a competitive and family-based program to the SJUFL, and understanding the dynamic of youth football in Gloucester Township only makes us more appreciative of their decision to join our League. You see, Gloucester Township has two youth football programs, which means that the Lions, much like the Rancocas Valley Chiefs, are in direct competition with another organization within their high school sending district boundaries. There is a constant struggle within Gloucester Township for athletes and resources, and so the Lions have taken an admirable approach to competing with their Township counterpart--creating a family based atmosphere that is supportive and character-driven. Much of what Gloucester Township... Read more →

Meeting Point Sex Ed Program Not Ready for Catholic Schools

BY The Cardinal Newman Society Staff The Meeting Point: Course of Affective Sexual Education for Young People ( is a high school-level sex education program developed by “a group of married couples in Spain,” supported by the Spanish Bishops’ Conference and released online by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family in July 2016. It is intended for use in Catholic high schools, parishes and homes. Although The Cardinal Newman Society does not formally review educational materials, we have taken a close look at this program because of its high profile, parent concerns about its suitability for Catholic families, and our mission to promote and protect faithful Catholic education. We find that The Meeting Point makes frequent use of sexually explicit and morally objectionable images, fails to clearly identify and explain Catholic doctrine from elemental sources including the Ten Commandments and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and compromises the... Read more →

A “Bold and Brazen Gun Trafficker”

By: Dannette Seward When Sergio Garcia-Rico of Chula Vista, Calif., made his frequent trips across the border from California to Mexico, the 53-year-old quadriplegic man was carrying much more than a spare wheelchair in the back of his specially-equipped van. But it wasn't until Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) contacted the ATF San Diego Field Office about an investigation HSI had undertaken into Garcia-Rico's cross-border activities that a special agent with the ATF got involved. "Once HSI briefed us on their investigation, it was apparent Garcia-Rico had straw purchased several firearms from gun stores in southern California," the agent said. Court records show looking into those purchases bore investigative fruit. Garcia-Rico later admitted he had purchased firearms at gun shops and gun shows in several California cities, and had lied on forms, stating the firearms were for his personal use. Purchasing weapons for others is also known as "straw purchasing." ATF... Read more →

LOOK: Video Shows KKK Grand Dragon Endorsing Hillary | Fox News Insider

Tim Kaine on Friday said that Donald Trump embraces "Ku Klux Klan values." "He has supporters like David Duke connected with the Ku Klux Klan who are going around and saying Donald Trump is their candidate because Donald Trump is pushing their values," Kaine said at a campaign event in Reno, Nev. "Ku Klux Klan values, David Duke values, Donald Trump values are not American values, they're not our values." But the Democratic VP nominee might want to look at those who have publicly endorsed Clinton before he invokes the KKK... CONTINUE via Related articles Clinton and Trump play hot potato with accusations of ties to the KKK Tim Kaine Links Trump to 'Ku Klux Klan Values' Grand Dragon of KKK Endorses Hillary Clinton Kaine: Trump 'pushing' KKK values Read more →

Alejandro Bedoya Called Up For USMNT World Cup Qualifiers | Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya was named to the United States Men’s National Team roster for the two FIFA World Cup qualifying matches U.S. Soccer announced on Sunday. Bedoya joins the United States' 26-man squad in CONCACAF's semifinal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The U.S. will travel to face St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday in Kingstown before hosting Trinidad and Tobago on Sept. 6 in Jacksonville, Florida. Bedoya has earned 53 international caps including four FIFA World Cup appearances. At the international level Bedoya continues to be an indispensable option for USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, coming in with 53 career caps over the last seven years. Bedoya, who was born in Englewood, N.J., appeared in all four World Cup matches for the USMNT in 2014, and was a driving force in the team’s semifinal run during the 2016 Copa America Centenario.... Read more →

Medical Examiners Suspends License of Essex County Pediatrician for Unsanitary Office

(August 25, 2016)TRENTON – The Attorney General’s Office has filed a complaint seeking the temporary suspension of the medical license of Dr. Emmanuel J. Francois, an Irvington pediatrician, after finding unsanitary conditions at his pediatric practice located at 41 Washington Avenue in Irvington. Pending a hearing on those charges, the doctor has agreed to a temporary suspension effective immediately. Dr. Francois has been a participant in the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. In June 2016, VFC conducted a routine compliance inspection of the pediatrician’s practice in Irvington. The compliance inspection found “extreme uncleanliness of office, improper disposal of bio hazardous materials” and problems in “storage and handling of vaccines.” Subsequently, the DOH in conjunction with the Division of Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau conducted a joint inspection of Dr. Francois’s practice. The joint investigation revealed additional violations including that the doctor allegedly did not wear... Read more →


published Wednesday, April 25, 2012 CNBNEWS Hunting and Fishing: Age strongly influences attitudes and perceptions of deer hunters By Joe Kosack Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG – Deer hunters have long been recognized as Pennsylvania’s most devoted hunters and their commitment to hunting has helped keep wildlife management afloat in this state for almost 100 years. But who are these people? How and where do they hunt deer? Do they support or oppose the agency’s deer management program? The results of a recent Pennsylvania Game Commission survey of 5,892 randomly selected deer hunters now sheds light on their preferences. “Hunters returned 3,572 surveys, which resulted in a response rate of 61 percent,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “We were pleased with hunter participation in the survey, because it improves substantially the accuracy of responses hunters provided in this important periodic survey.” The 2011 survey... Read more →

COMMENTARY: Costly Decade to Come

August 26, 2016 Weekly Wastebasket Volume: XXI No. 34 “In fiscal year 2016, the federal budget deficit will increase in relation to economic output for the first time since 2009, the Congressional Budget Office estimates. If current laws generally remained unchanged … deficits would continue to mount over the next 10 years, and debt held by the public would rise from its already high level.” So starts the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual update to its budget and economic outlook. While the language is kind of boring and gray, the underlying data can put your hair on fire. At $590 billion, the FY16 deficit will be one-third ($152 billion) larger than last year’s. Truth be told, a portion ($41 billion) is because some payments due fiscal year 2017 will be made this year because the start of the fiscal year falls on a weekend. But even taking that into account,... Read more →

How ATF and the NYPD Unraveled a New York Drug Ring

Shell Casings, Guns, and Drugs: By: Dillon McConnell Photo of Adony Nina wearing a blue tee-shirt and a black jacket. There is text laid over the photo that reads convicted. In January of 2012, Adony “D” Nina rang in the New Year by firing off a few celebratory shots from a gun. Little did he know then, that ill-advised act would ultimately lead to him spending the rest of his life behind bars. After witnessing him fire the gun, New York Police Department (NYPD) officers apprehended and arrested Nina. At the time of his arrest, Nina was a previously convicted felon who was federally prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition and had a lengthy criminal history. Although the firearm was not found, law enforcement recovered shell casings from the scene, allowing them to charge Nina and contact ATF for assistance with the investigation. On April 4, 2012, Nina was... Read more →

GTPD Community Bulletin: Job Opportunity, Part Time School Traffic Guard

JOB OPPORTUNITY PART TIME SCHOOL TRAFFIC GUARD TOWNSHIP OF GLOUCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT Open to Gloucester Township Residents VACANCY FOR PART TIME HOURS (10 HRS PER WEEK) & ON CALL BASIS $10.77 PER HOUR Applicant must have the ability to: · Regulate and direct the movement of school children at a street intersection, paying particular attention to their safety. · Must pass a criminal background check and maintain such security clearance throughout employment. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION WILL BE CONDUCTED Applications can be picked up at the Municipal Building or printed from our website at *Police Support Application must be completed. Completed applications should be submitted to Human Resources “GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER” Related articles Armed Robbery Of Chews Landing Road Rite Aid Pharmacy Places Three Schools On Lockout National Instant Criminal Background Check System Not So Instant CNB CRIME: Reward up to $5,000 Offered in Gloucester Township... Read more →

Your Money: $1.5 Million for Bikeway Project in Washington Township and Monroe Township

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced today that Gloucester County will receive $1,500,000.00 in funding from the Regional Transportation Alternatives Program for the Washington Township and Monroe Township Bikeway Project. Director Damminger said, "This is a significant grant award that will help link existing bike and multi-use trails in Gloucester County's James G. Atkinson Park to Washington Lake Park. This project will also add new trails and crossing beacons in two locations to increase safety for bikers." “Bikeways are a safe transportation alternative to cars and can be utilized to improve the health and well-being of our residents by enhancing their recreational opportunities and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle within the community,” Damminger added. Freeholder Heather Simmons, who serves as liaison to the Gloucester County Department of Public Works said, “Hiking and biking not only improves health and fitness, but is also beneficial to the... Read more →

Beware of Mystery Shopper for Walmart Scam

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County Office of Consumer Affairs would like to warn county residents of a scam from Spain where they try to lure unsuspecting individuals into becoming a mystery shopper for Walmart. In the past year, the scam artists ask for participation in a "Quality Control Program" on behalf of Walmart. They have succeeded in duping citizens into providing personal information and even exposing themselves to bank fraud and theft. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger, said, “I know that we have received information on these types of scams before, but it never hurts to remind residents to be vigilant and please be extra mindful that these mailings are again happening now in our county.” Freeholder Lyman Barnes noted that, as an angle to this ploy, the scammers use Walmart logos and promise an opportunity to make money, which is blatantly untrue. They also claim,... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA--Felix Alberto of North Philadelphia, a recent graduate of Saint Gabriel’s Hall of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was honored as Pennsylvania’s GED® Student of the Year. As part of this recognition, he received a $1,000 dollar scholarship to the college of his choice and an iPad. Graduates were nominated by their educators for their outstanding determination, hard work, and perseverance to pass the GED® test. The award was presented by GED® Testing Service at its national Annual Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. Felix Alberto had a difficult childhood, facing poverty and neglect, but found caring support and renewed purpose at Saint Gabriel’s Hall. He successfully passed the GED® exam, received an 1140 out of 1600 on his SAT test, and acquired Microsoft and Servsafe certifications at Saint Gabriel’s Hall. He will be attending Kutztown State University on scholarship starting August 27th. For his part, Felix expresses... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 15-21

Reminder for the week: Recreational crabbers should review rules before crabbing DOVER (Aug. 26, 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, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Aug. 15-21 made 2,546 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 434 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 59 complaints and issued 41 citations, two of which were related to the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail, where there is an increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence. An incident of note: · On Aug. 16, following an investigation, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested commercial waterman Shawn P. Moore, 40, of Georgetown, and charged him with four counts of failure to report commercial horseshoe crab harvest and two... Read more →

Camden County Prosecutor's Office Seeking Public's Help In A Motor Vehicle Crash

CAMDEN CITY N.J. August 26, 2016--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in a motor vehicle crash investigation. The crash occurred at the intersection of Rt. 38 and Chestnut Street in Cherry Hill at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 225-8512. Information may also be emailed to Related articles CNB CRIME: Pennsauken Man Pleads Guilty in Double Fatal Merchantville Crash Pennsauken Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Double Fatal Merchantville Crash Man admits to fatal crash that killed N.J. mom and her daughter 3 hospitalized after motor vehicle crash, report says Two People On A Motorcycle Injured In A Three Vehicle Motor Vehicle Crash Read more →

Two Duke Players Surprise Four-Year-Old at Birthday Party

DURHAM, N.C. — It began with a simple birthday wish. Beckham Prescott, who was to turn 4, wanted some football players at his birthday party. Beckham, born in Arkansas, is a Razorbacks fan and often can be seen in an Arkansas helmet that's regulation-sized and bounces about his head. But this party was to be held… Read more →

Maine-Indwell from New York Wins Little League World Series Title

When the last out of the 70th Little League Baseball World Series was marked in the scorebook, and Maine-Endwell Little League from New York began to celebrate its 2-1 victory over South Korea's East Seoul Little League it had made its own history. A World Championship Game win was the first by a United States Champion since Huntington Beach, Calif., took the title in 2011. As a region, Mid-Atlantic became champ for the first time since 1998, when Toms River (N.J.) East Little League (from the East Region), powered by current Major Leaguer Todd Frazier, captured the banner. Ryan Harlost picked up the complete-game victory, scattering five hits, allowing one run, and one walk, while striking out eight Asia-Pacific batters on Sunday at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. Harlot also scored one his team's two fourth-inning runs after reaching safely with a base hit. Conner Rush, the coach's son, drove in... Read more →

Bridgeton Man Dies In Motor Vehicle Crash

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP --Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief George Smith reported a car crash Sunday morning around 4:28 a.m. left one man dead. Ricky Dawkins, 59, of Bridgeton, NJ died in a one car crash when the 2004 Honda Accord that he was driving struck a curb and a utility pole near the intersection of Chews Landing Road and Sicklerville Road. The incident is under investigation by Detectives from the Winslow Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. No additional information can be released at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Douglas Rowand at (856) 225-8514 or Winslow Police Department Detective Chris Robinson at (609) 567-0700 ext. 1138. Released Monday, August 29, 2016 Read more →

Maiden Commercial Voyage of the Betsy Ross, the Region's Newest "Luxury" Ferry Sept. 1

WEEHAWKEN - Commuters will get free sewing kits to celebrate the maiden commercial voyage of the Betsy Ross, the region's newest "luxury" ferry, which will begin service on Sept. 1 between the Jersey Shore and the New York Harbor region, its operator announced Wednesday. The Betsy Ross, named for the Revolutionary War heroine famous for stitching… Read more →

CNB CRIME: $50,000 Reward Offered for Killer of 8-Year-Old Camden City Girl

CAMDEN CITY N.J. AUGUST 28, 2016--The Camden County Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Citizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley are now offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of 8-year-old Gabrielle Hill Carter – who died after being struck by gunfire just before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, during a shooting on the 900 block of South 8th Street. This substantial reward has been made possible thanks to contributions from several parties, including the Norcross family, whose contribution today raised the reward to $50,000. Also contributing are the firm Packetalk, which provides Eye in the Sky cameras and other public safety technology in Camden, and Vahan and Danielle Gureghian, the founders of CSMI, LLC, which manages Camden Community Charter School, where Danielle was about to enter third grade. The Gureghians are also paying... Read more →

Obituary : Krzysztof Pastula of Laurel Springs, age 65

On August 25, 2016. Age 65. Of Laurel Springs. Formerly of Philadelphia. Loving husband of the late Irena Pastula, beloved father of Hannah Pastula, cherished grandfather of Maximilian Pastula, son of Maria Pastula and the late Stanislaw Pastula and brother of Stanislawa Grodecka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 1st at 10:30 am at St. John Cantius Parish CHAPEL, 4415 Almond Street, Philadelphia, PA where family and friends may visit from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4268 Richmond Street, Philadelphia. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Krzysztof Pastula. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Related articles James A. Underwood, of Gloucester City, GCHS Alumnus, Past Member of the City Dart League Elizabeth "Bettie" Gray, Active Member of Trinity Methodist Church, Gloucester City Seniors... Read more →